Working as producer with OK Media Group, Pronto PR set up and conducted interviews with key event talent including chefs Colin Fassnidge and Paul Iskov, and MKR semi finalist Jordan Bruno. The footage was produced into a VNR and provided to the Seven Network (as per talent contracts). GWN ran a 1:40min wrap up story with the provided footage.
Kimberley Moon Experience at Ord Valley Muster
The Kimberley Moon Experience held last night (Saturday 27 May 2017) is the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster’s biggest party.
Aussie rock royalty Jimmy Barnes returned to Kununurra to headline the Kimberley Moon Experience and was hugely popular with the audience as he belted out solo hits including Ride The Night, Ain’t No Second Prize, Working Class Man, I’d Die to Be With You Tonight and also hits from Cold Chisel including Flame Trees and Khe Sanh. Jimmy Barnes headlined the Kimberley Moon Experience in 2011.
Joining ‘Barnsey’ was the legendary Daryl Braithwaite and Country Music superstar sisters The McClymonts.
Daryl Braithwaite who has had an illustrious career spanning 40 years had the crowd singing along to hits One Summer and Horses, as well as hits from Sherbert days including Howzat and Summer Love. He has a recognisable voice, which evidently is still winning audiences over.
The gorgeous McClymonts - Brooke, Sam and Mollie – were popular with the audience belting out their country-style heartfelt stories, irresistible tunes and that unmistakable honesty.
Over 3,300 people attended and partied under the stars.
The black-tie ‘Kimberley Fine Diamonds Corporate Circle’ at the Kimberley Moon Experience is the most prestigious event of the year in the region and includes river boat transfers, exclusive dance floor and champagne, canapés and a full sit-down multi-course dinner under the stars – limited tables of ten and twelve available. The family friendly general admission area is more casual and attendees were encouraged to pack a picnic.
Drone footage and camera footage of the event, the setting, changing sky colours at sunset, the audience, Kimberley Fine Diamonds Corporate Circle guests, atmospheric footage and footage of acts and musicians including Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite and the McClymonts on stage features in the Video News Release.
Email Dianne Bortoletto for footage and photos.
About Ord Valley Muster
Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Ord Valley, Lake Kununurra, spectacular fresh water gorges, national parks and stunning reserves, the Muster rewards visitors with magical and distinctive experiences.
The host town Kununurra is situated some 800 kilometres from Darwin and more than 3,000 kilometres from Perth.
Awarded Australia’s Best Regional Event at the 2015 Australian Event Awards as well as taking top honours in the 2016 WA Tourism Awards in the Regional Events category and entered into the Awards Hall of Fame, the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster is a collective of 30 varied and brilliant events over a festival of ten days.
Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster
The State Government is proud to support the Ord Valley Muster through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.
Durack Homestead Dinner with Colin Fassnidge
The Durack Homestead Dinner situated close to Lake Argyle, about an hour's driver from Kununurra, is a highlight of the 10-day Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster. Limited to just 85 people, diners were treated to a sumptuous feast and an audience with chef and MKR judge Colin Fassnidge.
Canapés were served as the sun set, then chef Colin Fassnidge with MC Jordan Bruno, who was a MKR semi finalist in 2016, welcomed guests as they took a seat on one of the four long tables.
After mains, story teller Wendy Carter had the guests hanging off her every word as she talked about the history of the Durack Family and the Homestead, which was the location of the dinner.
Chef Colin Fassnidge interacted with guests through out the night, bringing food to the table and answering questions in a Q&A session.
The evening is best described as magical - from the scenic drive across stunning Kimberley country to reach the Durack Homestead, to the beautiful outdoor setting dressed with festoon lights, and the delicious food designed to be shared and entertaining commentary.
The Durack Homestead Dinner sells out quickly every year, this year was no exception.
Entree (individual plates): Poached pork fillet with pearl barley and wilted greens (individual dishes)
Main (share platters):
Whole baramundi with citrus, ginger and lemongrass broth, lime leaves on coal BBQ;
Braised lamb shoulder with chimicurri salsa
King brown mushroom with pickles, parmesan and wild rocket;
Watermelon, pea, feta and fennel salad
Slow roasted carrots
Colcannon (Irish potato dish)
Dessert (shared): Roasted local fruit (pineapple, pear, and paw paw) with ginger creme fraiche
FOOTAGE & HIGH RES PHOTOS
Short individual clips of the dinner including an exclusive interview with Colin Fassnidge - contact Dianne Bortoletto
Tarmac rally veterans and rookies counting down to the Quit Targa South West
The eighth edition of the Quit Targa South West tarmac rally descends on Pemberton and Manjimup from 19th to 21st May, bringing with it plenty of motor sport action and family-friendly entertainment.
The event draws participants from all levels of motor sport experience, and this year is no different with 35 teams, comprising of both event veterans and rookies ready to embark on a weekend of spirited driving around the region.
Brendan Templeman is one competitor who keeps coming back for more. He and co-driver Peter Howlett have participated in all eight Quit Targa South West events in a 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8.
“I was a newcomer to motor sport when I entered the first Quit Targa South West, from then on I just couldn’t kick the addiction of Targas!” said Mr. Templeman.
“The car has been with us from day one and I could not imagine competing in anything else. The Evo is well suited to the event, especially in the wet. Every South West Targa we have entered has had some wet stages that suit the Evo’s all-wheel drive capability. The most challenging aspect of the event is the varying conditions with the stages being either wet, dry or both.”
It is the first Quit Targa South West experience for father and son team Tony and Robbie Packer. The duo have competed in the Quit Targa West with Tony driving his immaculate 1955 Jaguar XK140 and 19-year old Robbie in the co-driver’s seat, but have decided to reverse the roles for this event.
“Robbie and I did our first tarmac rally together in 2013 when he was 15 years old. This is the first time Robbie will be driving and I will be in the passenger seat,” said Mr. Packer.
“This year we will be in a 1994 BMW M3 which looks a bit rough, but is quite sophisticated mechanically. We are really looking forward to the long stages which should suit the BMW well.
“Being our first Targa South West we are naturally slightly intimidated by the amount of tall timber lining the roads. My only instruction to Robbie is to listen when I panic and start yelling ‘slow down’!”
The Quit Targa South West fraternity will bring 400 people into the towns of Manjimup and Pemberton.
Event Director Ross Tapper said the Manjimup and Pemberton locals were known for their friendliness and warm welcome.
“The communities of Manjimup and Pemberton are a key ingredient in the success of this event,” said Mr. Tapper. “They really get behind the event and get in the ‘motor sport mood’ over the weekend. We feel privileged to be the recipients of such fantastic hospitality.”
The event starts with a shakedown at the Pemberton Sports Club on Friday, which will give competitors an opportunity to perform any last minute tweaks on the car and get a feel for the road. The shakedown also incorporates a charity ride event, which will give the public an opportunity to experience the thrill of riding passenger in a rally car in exchange for a donation.
Spectators can not only expect to see over 35 rally cars from a variety of eras in action, but the town stages also incorporate a variety of local activities and entertainment over the weekend.
For more information on Targa South West including a list of spectator points please see www.targasouthwest.com.au