No Nag recog­nised

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

LO­CAL inventors Mark Kelle­her and Bob Baade’s in­ven­tion No Nag is in the run­ning for two awards this year in the Trop­i­cal In­no­va­tion awards - Peo­ple’s Choice and the Es­tab­lished In­ven­tion cat­e­gories.

Af­ter 10 years from idea to pro­duc­tion, their in­ven­tion No Nag has been help­ing peo­ple by weigh­ing the amount of gas in a bot­tle for a bar­be­cue - an idea that came to Mr Kelle­her af­ter be­ing told by his wife to make sure he had enough gas and then run­ning out half­way through a bar­be­cue one fate­ful day.

“Bob and I are very pleased our in­ven­tion has mul­ti­ple uses and I have sold No Nag to cus­tomers over the past few months that have said they were go­ing to use No Nag to weigh their lug­gage,” Mr Kelle­her said.

“We are re­ally thrilled that our No Nag gas gauge is a fi­nal­ist in this year’s Trop­i­cal In­no­va­tion Awards Peo­ple’s Choice Award es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing one in four en­tries didn’t make the cut.

“We have our fin­gers crossed for this, as well as the Es­tab­lished In­no­va­tion cat­e­gory, but there are some fab­u­lous en­tries so the com­pe­ti­tion is tough.”

Mr Kelle­her said they have been test mar­ket­ing No Nag - which can also be used to weigh in the catch of the day and any­thing up to 22kg - for around three months and have had pos­i­tive re­sponses.

“We’ve been able to gather not only re­ac­tions from con­sumers but also in­crease our un­der­stand­ing of the re­tail and whole­sale mar­ket,” he said.

Vot­ing for the Trop­i­cal In­no­va­tion Peo­ple’s Choice Award closes on Novem­ber 29. For a de­tailed list on all the in­ven­tions in the fi­nals and to vote go to www.trop­i­calin­no­va­tion­

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