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With: Prime  Minister Bob Hawke at America’s Cup. Donna Douglas (Ellie May, Beverly Hillbillies.

Working in Nevada for Harrah’s/Caesars Palace Casino-Resort group, I had use of company jets. Beats Business Class.

Ward “Pally” Austin disc jockey. Tommy Leonetti and John Pond on Rodeo Drive Bev. Hills.

With my friend  John Wayne

My first cruise. P&O Strathnaver 1949  Syd/Adelaide

With Lee Majors

6 Million Dollar Man

• Directing Donna Douglass of Beverley Hillbillies.

• Radio icon 50’s & 60’s Andrea.

• Tony Murphy, Captain Peter Jansen and JP.

  1. TV Star Tommy Leonetti .

  2. I produced The Tommy Leonetti Show.

• Directing Alex Haley author of book - TV Series  ROOTS.

• With Ward “Pally” Austin

  1. With Leo Sayer

• Directing Bill Cosby at Playboy (in Bill’s better times).

  1. With Margaret Keane

• Producer Graham Kennedy Specials GTV

Carnival Australia

CEO Ann Sherry opens Cruise Season

with Diamond Princess in background

29 Sept 2015


HAL Noordam

Ship inspection and lunch, Noordam’s first visit to Australia.

25 Oct. 2015

P&O OFFERS AFFORDABLE LUXURY

Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria, the newest additions to P&O Cruises’ fleet, arrived this week in Sydney. A flotilla of five P&O ships sailed into Sydney Harbour, offering a never to be forgotten sight.  Senior VP P&O cruises Sture Myrmell summed it up when he described the new ships as offering “affordable luxury”. I know they have two winners here.  PHOTOS: john Pond/Carnival Australia


ASTW Christmas Lunch at Centennial Park. 2 Dec.2015


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SOCIABL Launch      18/1/16

John Pond gives travel lecture to PROBUS Seniors group.

WHAT A GREAT DAY

2 ships dock together for the first time. MORE SOON:  13 FEB 2016

Ponant - Azamara - MORE

E CRUISING LAUNCHES LUXURY TOUR COMPANY, 33 DEGREES

Brett Dudley,  17 Feb 2016


International Media Marketplace a TravMedia Event    19 Feb 2016

Cirque Du Soleil

Cruiseabout release an Australian first - Virtual Reality Cruise Ship Experience.GM Jarrod Pask with John Pond.   23 Feb.2016


HYATT LUNCH

Hyatt representatives from around the globe met in Sydney with selected media. As usual Hyatt hosted a sensational event at Lotus Restaurant. Kate Atkinson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Pacific was the perfect host.

26 Feb.2016

Another great MSC event celebrating the upcoming launch of their latest shipMarch 2016

HENDRICKS GIN

EVENT at Domain 

3 March 2016


Mardi Gras       Paddington Australia

5 March 2016

GHOST
Opening Night Sydney
An outstanding production
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BEST CRUISING & TRAVEL DEMOGRAPHIC

As  well as writing Cruise & Travel for each print edition of The Retiree, I am now pleased to announce that I will be writing regular weekly articles on Cruise and Travel in the Digital Edition, with a combined print and digital national readership of over 200,000          

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This is the e magazine for Australia's fastest growing demographic - it targets affluent, cultivated, active and accomplished self-funded retirees - making it the ultimate lifestyle publication (e and print) for those who believe that life really does begin at 50. The Retiree magazine is in its 14th year and boasts a combined print and digital national readership of over 200,000. Its pages are full of vitality with positive and active ageing messages, packed with the latest information on health, wealth, celebrities, news and travel.


The stories reach The Retiree readership demographic, who own approximately 35 per cent of Australia's trillions of superannuation assets and half of the nation's total household wealth, with more than $3.5bn of disposable income per week.


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  1. DOUBLE BAY GOOD FOOD WEEK LAUNCH

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  3. MOZART REQUIEM WITH 100 VOICES

  4. HUNTER GATHERER – AN EXCITING NEW BAR & EATERY

  5. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS WITH “KOOZA”

  6. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

  7. “NOTHING PERSONAL” OPENS AT THE GENESIAN

  8. NEW DECORATOR SERVICE – FIND IT. STYLE IT.

  9. FESTIVE MACAO CELEBRATES

Celebrity Millennium Ship Inspection. Our charming host, RCI Anna Bathgate   29 March 2016 MORE PHOTOS: Celebrity Millennium Inspection March 2016

Photographer Lisa Tomasetti’s latest exhibition titled “The Australian Ballet on the International Stage”

Miss World 1964 , Ann Sidney & JP

NEW LUXURY HYATT FOR AUCKLAND             MORE: www.sandratblog.com

Hotels & Condos at Aston Hotels & Resorts

Aston Hotels & Resorts operates a diverse range of accommodations from hotel rooms to condominium resort suites, Based in Honolulu, they manage more than 4,000 units in over 25 properties in 4 popular vacation destinations. Check out our Hawaii hotels and resorts:

  1. Hawaiian Islands

  2. Oahu, Maui, Kauai

  3. Big Island of Hawaii

  4. South Lake Tahoe,     California

  5. Lake Las Vegas, Nevada

  6. Orlando, Florida

Park Hyatt Sydney combines the traditional values of courtesy, care and comfort with Park Hyatt’s discreet residential and sophisticated style. Park Hyatt Sydney offers a wide range of guest services,  guest rooms and luxurious suites 

7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

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  2. 2Fax: +61 2 9256 1555

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Georgy Girl

The Seekers Musical

OUTSTANDING   6 Apr 2016

LOOKING BACK

Gordon Chater, John Pond, Athol Guy in 70’s.  As producer, John Pond featured Athol on The Gordon Chater Show and produced Athol on Ch9’s Athol Guy Show, The Big 9. A great pleasure to catch up with Athol at Georgy Girl after over 40 years.


A GREAT NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT

Gordon Chater, John Pond, Athol Guy in 70’s.  As producer, John Pond featured Athol on The Gordon Chater Show and produced Athol on Ch9’s Athol Guy Show, The Big 9.

“Entertainment from start to finish” JP

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Giving Debbie Reynolds and Carrie  Fisher a lift on my jet 70’s in USA

Asleep on “my” Jet

With Buddy Greco, jazz legend   at my home 1971

With Bill Collins “Mr Movies”

Boarding my jets in Las Vegas 1973

HUNTER GATHERER OPENING -

Bar & Restaurant,  Greenwood Plaza  OUTSTANDING  19 Apr. 2016

Fiddler on the Roof


Opening night at Capitol Theatre. Outstanding production, a must see.

29 March 2016


FLANDERS FIELD  Lunch at Nels  21 Apr. 2016


Official launch at Intercontinental Double Bay

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  Zulfiqar, Managing Director, Zaaffran


Montenegro Wine Event 5 May 16


COMING SOON: Josh Altman is the world’s most successful celebrity real estate agent. His clients include Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and many more. Josh is also the star of the hit  TV show Million Dollar Listing LA and he’s coming to Australia for public and private speaking engagements in Sydney ( June 14), Melbourne (June 15), and Brisbane ( June 19).

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The Altman Brothers

The Altman Brothers are among the top producing real estate agents in the world.

Josh and Matt Altman managed to carve out a niche in the West Los Angeles market.

Over the past 3 years, Josh has sold over $1.5 BILLION in residential and currently has over $300,000,000 in listings. When Josh and his older brother Matt created The Altman Brothers, they quickly became two of the top agents in real estate.

Josh’s clientele consists mostly of entertainers, athletes and high net worth individuals from around the world.

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JOSH ALTMAN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY MELBOURNE BRISBANE JUNE 14-19 2016

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AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND

BRISBANE SYDNEY MELBOURNE AUCKLAND JULY 12-18 2016

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Markson Sparks!

Suite 411

4th Floor

410 Elizabeth St

Surry Hills

Sydney NSW

AUSTRALIA 2010

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Lantern Club Serving the community

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10 May 2016

OCEANIA Inspection 

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Steve O’Dell Sr VP Asia Pacific

  office use only


Sydney Film Festival

has gone from strength to strength in

recent years, with attendances

increasing by over 59% to 176,000, since 2011.


Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley, said  “In 2016 the Festival will present 244 films from 60 countries including 25 World Premieres, representing hundreds of fresh perspectives and new stories from across Australia and around the world.”  

STORY SOON  11 May 2016


Latest John Pond Travel Camera pages published in 4 local Newspapers
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  Opening Night 12 May 2016


POOL Certification

Mark Dodgson

Building Professionals Board Certification Number:  BPB 2377

"We Assess and Certify Your Pool To Save You Unnecessary Expense Where We Can"

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  Max Markson, Morris Iemma and Chef John Lanzafame at Mazi Restaurant

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CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Australasia appoints

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings senior vice president and

managing director asia pacific Steve Odell as the new chairman.

Steve replaces Gavin Smith, who is off to the UK following his recent appointment to Senior Vice President

International for Royal Caribbean. Also new to the executive committee are Princess Cruises Vice President

Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison, Royal Caribbean Managing Director Australia & New Zealand Adam Armstrong and Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke. Existing committee members: Ponant Chairman Asia Pacific Sarina Bratton, Silversea Cruises General Manager Australasia Karen Christensen, MSC Cruises Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Lynne Clarke and Travel the World’s Managing Director Andrew Millmore (GSA for Tauck).



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Theatre Excentrique 7 Days French Canadian play  www.theatreexcentrique.com

Bad Jews Play at Seymour. www.badjewstheplay,com  MORE SOON


Most enjoyable. Review soon. 22 May 16
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As one gets older, Looking Back is often more rewarding than Looking Forward


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AITTC-Incredible India Curry Night at Grace Hotel.  Sydney FILM FESTIVAL event. Photo: Craig Donarski Marketing Manager of Festival with Sandra Tiltman. 24 May 2016

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Brett Jardine CLIA with Steve O’Dell Sr VP Asia Pacific NCL/CLIA chairman, said the shorter coastal cruises sailing from Australian had clearly captured the imagination of Australians. Oz breaks all cruise records.    FULL  STORY SOON


The Sydney Fair

Sydney Showground 26 May 2016

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FantaSea - VIVID HARBOUR CRUISE

Great view of Vivid THANKS 27/5/16