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SPOTLIGHT ON: RYAN ZAKNICH

Meet the co-founder and operator of the multiple gold-award-winning walking tour company, Two Feet & a Heartbeat, who’s now powering Perth’s newest adrenalin adventure. Ryan is heading up the team that’s leading the climb up Matagarup Bridge climb and zipping Perth’s longest zipline – the 75km/hr flying fox ride over the Swan River.

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New report shines a light on WA and Perth’s affordability

The cost of living is more affordable in Perth and Western Australia than other major Australian capital cities, according to an independent report by Deloitte Access Economics. The report found that Western Australians benefit from significantly lower cost of living and high average household income relative to other parts of the country.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: PAUL ‘YODA’ ISKOV

Roaming chef Paul can probably claim to have cooked in more places than any other chef in WA. From the highly acclaimed kitchens of Amuse, Vue De Monde, D.O.M, COI, Pujol and Noma in his early career.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: JAKE CURNOW

Heading up Front of House at Perth’s best sports entertainment venue and burger joint, Jake loves nothing more than making everyone’s Varsity experience one-of-a-kind-five-star-incredible. He lives and breathes the brand values that gave him and his mates one of the best nights of their lives. “We tried the devil wings, which are like the hottest thing on Earth! It was one of the most intense, funny and euphoric experiences.”

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SPOTLIGHT ON: ANNEKE BROWN

On her last day in one of her early roles as a travel agent in Sydney, Anneke picked up the latest copy of the Qantas luxury travel brochure featuring Amankila’s iconic three-tiered infinity pool on the cover and said, laughing to her colleagues, “One day, I’m going to work there!” Just two years later she was right there working as reservation manager, and later Global director of training, for Amanresorts.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: ANDY FREEMAN

Perth’s original architect of revelry, Andy Freeman is the creative marketing mind behind some of Perth’s most exciting and original venues. Back in the days when TGI Fridays, Planet Hollywood and Hard Rock Café were big everywhere but here in Perth, Andy was touring Australia and the UK as a multi-award-winning flair bartender, planning to shake up Perth.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: BRENDAN PRATT

Brendan Pratt’s creative experimentations with regional flavours, textures and cuisines and sheer drive have catapulted him from kitchen hand at a Fremantle golf course to raising the award-winning winery restaurant benchmark in Australia.

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