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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

GSA prize adds to moment for Darren and Karyn as Mentals Rock conference

Darren and Karyn with Graham (l) and Alan.
Darren and Karyn with Graham
(l) and Alan.


Our congratulations to Darren and Karyn Core who operate Poplar Tourist Park at Elderslie NSW and recently acquired Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park at Shellharbour NSW.

They won the ContACT Internet Solutions and GoSeeAustralia Advertorial prize valued at $1100. 

ContACT Managing Director Graham Wallace  and GoSeeAustralia Sales Manager Alan Hislop presented the prize to Darren and Karyn at the Caravan and Recreational Vehicle and Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA) conference on Queensland's Gold Coast.

The Advertorial package provides an ideal opportunity for the special promotion of both caravan parks to GoSeeAustralia’s 10,000 plus users per day.
Karyn finds  herself a winner
Karyn finds herself a winner


Darren and Karyn were among more than 520 industry participants at the conference and were caught up in the moment at the Industry Gala Dinner which ends the annual three-day conference.

The 'moment' included Aussie legends Mental as Anything, but,  in the face of this stiff New Wave Pop Rock band competition the ContACT Internet Solutions/GoSeeAustralia improved the night for Darren and Karyn.

The 'Mentals had top 50 chart success with 'Too Many Times' and its album, Cats & Dogs in Canada, which followed touring North America in support of Men At Work. 'Live it Up' reached the top 50 in European charts including peaking at No. 3 in UK, No. 4 in Norway, and No. 6 in Germany, after it featured in the 1986 Australian film 'Crocodile Dundee'. The band was formed at a Sydney art school in 1976.

Their top 10 Australian singles are, If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? and Too Many Times in 1981, Live it Up in 1985 and Rock and Roll Music in 1988. While their top 10 albums are, Cats & Dogs in 1981, Creatures of Leisure in 1983, Fundamental in 1985 and Greatest Hits Vol. 1 in 1986. On 16 August 1997, Mental As Anything celebrated 20 years together with the same line-up.
Mentals in full cry at CRVA conference
Mentals in full cry at CRVA conference


It was not until 2000 that the band line-up had its first official changes. Current Mentals are Martin Plaza, guitar and vocals, Greedy Smith, keyboards, harmonica and vocals. Mike Caen guitar and vocals, Zoltan Budai, bass guitar and Jacob Cook. Martin Plaza and Greedy Smith are Mentals originals. Since 1976 band members - Martin Plaza, Greedy Smith, Jacob Cook, Mike Caen, Zoltan Budai, Reg Mombassa, Peter O'Doherty, David Twohill.

For more information
contact: Garth Morrison
Editor Go See Australia and Go See New Zealand Directory
Email: garth@contact.com.au
GoSeeAustralia Sales Manager Alan Hislop and  friend make a  movie star entrance
GoSeeAustralia Sales Manager Alan Hislop and friend make a movie star entrance
ContACT MD Graham and partner Pamela red carpeted
ContACT MD Graham and partner Pamela red carpeted
Eric Hayman Award winner Gerry Newton from Caravanning Qld
Eric Hayman Award winner Gerry Newton from Caravanning Qld
There was a lot to smile about at CRVA conference
There was a lot to smile about at CRVA conference


Poplar Tourist Park

The town of Camden has fine style restaurants, cafes, hotels, weekend markets, wineries, ballooning, historical sites, botanical gardens, equestrian events, motor sports, aviation, canoeing, cycling, golf, walking and cycling tracks.

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02 4658 0485
Camden NSW

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Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park

Located on a headland giving uninterrupted views of Shellharbour South Beach, it's fine white sands and crystal clear waters are ideal for swimming, surfing and beach fishing.

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02 4295 1123

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