NBN Roadshow coming to Clare 30th July

NBNRoadshow at ClareThe NBN (National Broadband Network) is a nation building project to provide a superfast broadband connection to all premises in Australia at an equitable cost.

When complete, 93% of Australian premises will have an optical fibre connection that allows a range of speeds and plans into the foreseeable future. The remaining 7% will connect via either fixed wireless or satellite but all users will have access to the same ongoing costs and plans.

There are great benefits to the nation to provide such a wholesale solution. Locally, the Clare region will see a vast improvement in both access costs and connection speed leading to benefits for business, education, health, agriculture and more.

NAR Design provides a range of services that will be impacted by the NBN and would like to help promote information on the rollout to our community.
The NBN Roadshow will be in Clare on the 30th of July 2013 at the Clare Sports Centre providing information and answering questions on the NBN and the rollout. You can register here.

Office 365 Home Premium. Ready when you are.

NAR Design have been providing the range of Office 365 products for business use and now Microsoft have released Office 365 Home Premium for families (non-commercial use).

Office365 Home Premium now available from NAR DesignIntroducing Office 365 Home Premium, our best value for families. Now you can install Office on up to five Windows PCs and tablets, Macs, and select mobile devices.*

Plus, Office 365 stores your applications, documents and settings in the cloud, so you can sign in to access them almost anywhere.

Office 365 Home Premium includes:

  • Latest version of our most complete suite of applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote,** Publisher,** and Access.**
  • An extra 20 GB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total).
  • 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 40+ countries.***
  • Convenient annual subscription with automatic version updates included so you are always up to date.


Office 365 is available now from NAR Design and can be installed on both new and existing systems. Contact NAR Design today to secure your copy.

* Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS, Mac OS X version 10.5.8, Windows Phone 7.5 or later required. Visit www.office.com/mobile for applicable devices.

** Windows PC client programs and/or features only. Cannot be used across devices.

*** See office.com/information for details. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Skype not available in all countries. Calls to mobiles are for select countries only.

LifeProof cases – all new colours for iPhone 5

LifeProof cases available now from NAR DesignAll new colours for iPhone 5 cases available now from NAR Design – variety is the spice of LifeProof!

LifeProof fré for iPhone 5 is the thinnest, strongest, all-protective case ever created.

Fré delivers the water-proof, dirt-proof, snow-proof and shock-proof protection you expect from LifeProof, and so much more.

Sleek design, light weight, great sound, and the ability to take your iPhone 5 everywhere — what more could you want from a case?

Available now for $79.95 (additional delivery charges may apply)

LifeProof available from NAR Design


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Office 365 – Welcome to the new Office for business

For more than two years, NAR Design has partnered with Telstra and Microsoft to offer online business productivity solutions to many small to medium business and professional clients.

Office365 work together seamlessly with NAR Design

Today sees the release of the new Office 365 and some exciting new products and benefits. As is the way with the Cloud, existing NAR Design Office 365 clients will be automatically upgraded to the new versions of Office 365 and should already have received notifications from Telstra regarding this.

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Introducing Narelle Fleming – our Guest Speaker at the Country Business Mums’ First Birthday

Narelle Fleming to speak at NAR Design's Country Business Mums' First Birthday EventNarelle Fleming is a dynamic and creative woman who is passionate about helping people who are truly committed to real and sustainable growth and development.

Narelle understands the challenges of operating a business in regional areas and balancing family and work life. Before moving to Clare in 2011, Narelle, her husband and 3 teenage boys lived in Mossman in Far North Queensland, where she helped to develop and operate a successful computer consulting and training business with her husband, Scott.

Narelle’s focus and energy then moved to working with youth in the community and schools where she pioneered the local youth group and worked as the school pastoral care provider. She developed and facilitated many high energy life skills programs and workshops for the youth as well as provided support to families.

Today, Narelle offers a wide range of programs and services – from individual coaching, to dynamic seminars and creative workshops for individuals and business teams. As a certified Professional Success Coach, Narelle brings her experience, insight and understanding, to work with all the aspects of a person; their beliefs, emotions, abilities and confidence to help people explore their true potential and create positive results. She loves time with her family and friends, travelling and creatively enjoys painting.

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Country Business Mums’ First Birthday Event 22nd Februrary at Eldredge’s Vineyards

NAR Design Country Business Mums 1st Birthday FlyerNAR Design’s Country Business Mums is turning one and it’s time to celebrate with good company, bubbly, lunch and birthday cake!

Enjoy a day out with like-minded women at the beautiful Eldredge Vineyards, located just out of Clare on Spring Gully Road.

Have fun networking, meet some great people and promote yourself and your business all while having some ‘time out’ for yourself. A great way to form new friendships and business contacts but most of all – have fun!

Our speaker, Narelle Fleming, will ensure you come away feeling inspired and motivated.

The event is only $36 (prepaid by 18th February) and includes some great food and wine, networking, prizes and specials offers.

RSVP by the 15th of February 2013 is essential – places are limited so get in quick.

Contact Meg – meg@nardesign.com or 0433 205 661 of check the Facebook Country Business Mums group for more information.

Download the Country Business Mums’ First Birthday Event flyer to send to others (PDF).



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HP Display and Notebook Stand – New Year Promo!

HP Display and Notebook Stand promo from NAR DesignNAR Design work with a lot of different businesses and a common thread between clients these days is mobility. Users want the power of their laptop on the road, but the convenience of a large screen and wireless keyboard and mouse in the office – they want a seamless desktop experience.

HP now have the HP Display and Notebook Stand that allows you to quickly and easily plug your laptop into a full size monitor, saving space and clutter in your office and also take advantage of two screens – your notebook screen and an additional screen up to 24″.

This productivity device normally retails for $299 – read on for the promotional offer.

Here are the benefits:

  • Use two displays at once to increase productivity – your notebook display, plus one external display up to 24 inches in size.
  • Raise your computer screen to an adjustable comfortable eye level.
  • Keep your desktop clutter-free even when connecting multiple devices with the simple cable management channels on the back of the stand.
  • Combine with a docking station, keyboard and mouse for a complete desktop solution.

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WD Release WD Black 4TB drives

WD Black 4TB hard drives now available from NAR DesignHigh performance storage now comes with massive 4TB capacity with the release of the new WD Black 4TB drives, available now from NAR Design.

Contact NAR Design for pricing and system integration recommendations on WD products.

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance.

They feature a dual processor and bigger, faster dynamic cache for maximum read and write speeds. Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.

These 3.5-inch desktop drives are perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs.
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NAR Design does Movember

NAR Design does Movember - donate now!

It’s Movember and time to focus on men’s health. To show our commitment, Rob is donating his face to the cause by growing a moustache for the entire month of November, and need your support. Rob’s Mo will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for prostate cancer and male mental health.

I’m asking you to support my Movember efforts by making a donation by either:

  • Donating online at: http://mobro.co/RobMader
  • Writing a cheque payable to ‘Movember’, referencing my Registration ID: 5230753 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 60, East Melbourne, VIC, 8002

If you’d like to find out more about the type of work you’d be helping to fund by supporting Movember, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website: http://au.movember.com/about/funding-overview/
Thank you in advance for supporting my efforts to change the face of men’s health.

Rob Mader