PRODUCT REVIEW: ROSSI RIDGE BOOT

I can see how these properties will make the Ridge a fantastic boot for walking or hiking, where grip, support and comfort are a priority. To be honest, I am a person who absolutely hates hot feet, so hearing about a boot that actually cools the feet really peaked my interest. I would wear thongs all day long if I could, but we all know that’s not possible when we are working. So, I wanted to put the ridge to the test and find out whether they really do cool the feet.

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RINEHART TO JOIN SQM FOR AZURE BUYOUT

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has secured a potential long-term development partner for the company’s West Australian lithium assets after teaming up with global lithium giant SQM in a $1.7bn joint takeover of Azure Minerals. Hancock and SQM will jointly bid for Azure through a newly registered company, SH Mining – half-owned by Chile’s SQM and half by Hancock subsidiary Hanrine Future Metals, with Mrs Rinehart installing trusted lieutenants Jay Newby and Tad Watroba on its board to oversee the joint ­venture.

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Rinehart steps in to save another icon

Billionaire and mining tycoon Gina Rinehart has increased her foothold in the Australian fashion industry. Her company, S.Kidman & Co, has bought Rossi Boots as part of its “commitment to preserving iconic national brands”. Adelaide’s Rossiter family started Rossi Boots in 1910, and it was later was sold to Melbourne-based outfit Propel Group. Propel Group also ran the Driza-Bone oilskin coat brand which Ms Rinehart previously acquired to preserve and maintain its “magnificent past”.

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Gina Rinehart buys popular shoe brand

In another push to preserve iconic national brands, billionaire and mining tycoon Gina Rinehart has advanced her footing in the aussie fashion industry. Recently purchasing Rossi Boots, Rinehart’s company, S. Kidman & Co said purchasing the boot manufacturer was part of ensuring that “Rossi’s manufacturing excellence remains in Australian hands”.

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Gina Rinehart snaps up another iconic Aussie brand

Not long after being crowned The Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) Business Person of the Year, Gina Rinehart has made another big move in the fashion industry. The mining magnate has purchased heritage shoe brand Rossi Boots, which has been operating since 1910, as part of her “commitment to preserving iconic national brands”. “Rossi Boots is more than just a brand, it represents a cherished part of rural Australia’s way of life,” she said. “We are committed to nurturing its legacy by maintaining operations in Australia and are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for Rossi Boots under the umbrella of S. Kidman and Co.”

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Gina Rinehart to launch a fashion brand with purchase of Rossi Boots

Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart’s foray into country chic continues with her livestock company buying a popular Aussie shoe brand. Gina Rinehart’s foray into country chic continues with her livestock company S.Kidman & Co buying popular Aussie shoe brand Rossi Boots. The acquisition follows the company’s purchase of Driza-Bone, makers of the iconic oilskin jackets beloved of stockmen, earlier this month. Both brands were previously owned by the Propel Group, and the company has not released details of the amount it paid for either brand.Rossi Boots owns the Kidman trademark with will serve as the launch pad for Ms Rinehart’s new fashion brand.

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‘Greatest Australian woman’: Ian Plimer praises Gina Rinehart

Geologist Ian Plimer has praised mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, saying she “doesn’t get enough credit” in Australia. Mr Plimer told Sky News Australia that Ms Rinehart is “the greatest Australian woman” the country has ever produced. “She did it herself, she didn’t inherit anything,” she said. “She’s built a huge private company, the biggest private company in Australia. “She should be honoured for employing so many people and for paying such a huge amount of tax.”

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What we can all learn from Blind Freddie

This is an edited extract of Gina Rinehart’s speech to The Australian Financial Review Business Person of the Year awards on December 14. We need policy that helps Australians. We need policies that make investment in our country worth doing. If we have any interest in maintaining our standards of living, we should be doing what other countries are doing. Rolling out the red carpet for investment. Expensive trade trips, even the expense of trade personnel overseas, well – without cutting the cost and delay, or worse, of government red tape, there’s no reason for those.

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