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Rad Dads // Tom Tate

Many will know him as head of the Gold Coast City Council but, after hours, mayor Tom Tate is also head of a large and loving family. With Ruth by his side, Tom’s other claim to fame is fathering David (31), Chris (30), Alex (28) and Emily (23). Take us back to the moment you met your first child. What do you remember of that precise moment?  I just remember how, at that very moment, you get an incredible f ...

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Rad Dads // Stav Davidson & Matty Acton

Stav Davidson & Matty Acton HIT 105 BREKKY PRESENTERS Stav Davidson and Matty Acton are those voices in your car on your school drop off. One-half of Hit105’s breakfast team, Stav and Matty are also the voices of authority in their respective homes. Stav has a daughter Rori (4) and Matty’s clan includes Ethan (15), Zander (3) and baby Eden (5 months). Stav, take us back to the moment you first became a ...

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Rad Dads // Paul Medeiros

Paul Medeiros THE SOURCE The Source is the largest specialised bulk food retailer in Australia so you can only guess how busy its owner, Paul Medeiros, is every day. But family always comes first for this dedicated father of three delights including Harley (7), Mason (4) and baby Millie (9 weeks). Take us back to the moment you first became a dad. What do you remember? I vividly remember laying with my new ...

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Rad Dads // Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks ACTOR TURNED AUTHOR You might remember Tristan Bancks as Tug O’Neale from Home and Away in the early 90s where he started his acting career. Following his work, in TV and film, his love for storytelling has led him to become an author where is now writing books for kids and teens. He hopes to get kids engaged in reading and creativity. Bangalow based, Tristan is a dad to Huxley (13) and Luca ...

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Rad Dads // Matt Rosa

Matt Rosa GOLD COAST SUNS PLAYER Footie fans will know Matt Rosa for his role on the Gold Coast Suns AFL team and his 200+ career games. Otis Rosa (7 months) simply knows Matt as ‘Dad’. Take us back to the moment you first became a dad. What do you remember? It was like the Lion King when he was lifted in the air by the doctor followed by... "It’s a boy!" Did you have any big fears or concerns before having ...

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Rad Dads // Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin QLD BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Who better for haven to sit down and talk fatherhood with than Queensland Ballet’s artistic director and Mao’s Last Dancer author Li Cunxin who has previously also been named Australian Father of the Year #parentinggoals Li’s children include Sophie (28), Tom (24) and Bridie (19). Take us back to the moment you first became a dad. What do you remember? It was July 12, ...

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Rad Dads // Dr Shane Mathews

Dr Shane Mathews ACADEMIC Dr Shane Mathews is a senior lecturer in International Marketing at QUT and has more than 20 years of experience in the marketing industry. When he isn’t playing the role of dad to Preston (11) and Patriece (6), he is researching the Internet’s impact on business marketing activities and teaching future marketers. Take us back to the moment you first became a dad. What do you remem ...

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Rad Dads // Bede Durbidge

Dear Dad. It’s your beloved offspring here. Just a quick note to say thanks for helping mum bring me into the world all those years ago. Thanks for showing me how to ride my bike without training wheels, for being the one to launch me highest into the air when we play in the swimming pool and thanks also for giving me junk food when mum says no. I’m not sure what I’d do without you, Dad... Bede Durbidge PRO ...

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