Peita and Rob Mages

Stars of Orange 2024

About us...

We met playing NCAA Division 1 Tennis for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Yep, Rob's a Yank, but we don't hold that against him! We are the founders of the Clever Cookie Academy, a kick-ass education business which ignites lightbulb moments, fist pumps and personal bests in all 400+ students we are proud to serve. We live in Orange with our own Cookies, Milo and Lola, who inspire us to be the best humans we can be! 

We are INCREDIBLY passionate about supporting the splendiferous work of the Cancer Council. Everyone we know has been impacted by cancer. Literally everyone. We're so hopeful to be able to help this wonderful group reach their big hairy target, and are chuffed to be involved in the 10-year anniversary of this spectacular event!


Our dance history is...well, pretty non-existent. Rob wasn't keen to dance at our wedding to put it in perspective. Peita has recently played lead roles in Mamma Mia and The Wedding Singer, however, she's probs more 'double threat' than 'triple' as unlike most of her theatre friends, she was bashing tennis balls around while they studied dance. But make no mistake. At the core, we are FIERCE competitors. What we lack in natural talent, we'll make up for with grit and gumption!



My Updates

Ruby Tuesday was a massive hit!

We're often asked why we run a singing group at CCA? And the answer is sooooo easy! 🥳 Because...Joy 🥰

JOY 🩷🎵 'Sound Squad' simply is a Joy injection. 

🍪On Tuesday night our Sound Squad performed a SOLD OUT Ruby Tuesday Agrestic Grocer for Stars of Orange with all proceeds going to Cancer Council NSW. 

🪩Even with a scaled down crew (we had 15 members sick, OS, at work, doing life etc) WE ROCKED IT 👏👏👏

🙏Thank you Beau at Agrestic Grocer for having us! 
We have never heard people RAVE about food like they did 🙌 Go chef! 🧑‍🍳

🙏Thank you Kate for setting up our gorgeous CCA X Greenwood Earrings range for sale and donating half the profits to Cancer Council NSW 🩷

🙏Thank you to everyone who attended 👏

Finally, thank you to my Sound Squad Sisters 👯‍♀️
If it's a cult, then I'm down to sing with y'all forever! 💅😉

Peita and Rob 🩷

Let's SING Cancer Away!

So delighted to announce this special event with our CCA Sound Squad! Very limited tickets are available, so jump on it! We can promise some absolute BANGER harmonies from Wilson Phillips, Beyonce, Queen, Tina Turner, The Corrs, Natasha Bedingfield, Abba and MUCH MUCH MORE! 🥳 We'll also share some Sound Squad stories and banter you won't want to miss! Tickets here: https://theagresticgrocer.yapsody.com/

COOKIE CUP - THANK YOU!

Move over Tay Tay because our mighty Hit and Sip Cookie Cup was an absolute…. Hit 😝!!!!!

🙏We’re absolutely stoked to announce that our event raised OVER $4,000 for Cancer Council NSW and Stars of Orange on a weekend where we are pretty sure 80% of Orange was either boogieing to Taylor Swift or at a 40th Birthday Party! 🥳 

These photos only capture a glimpse of the heart of this event. We want to thank EVERYONE who attended OR donated $50 in lieu of attending and the following humans whose kindness literally knows no bounds! 👊

Belinda at Styling by Minikin AND her gorgeous family, Tom, Harry, and Poppy.  Words will never express the thanks we have for the HOURS of work 😥 you put in, in the weeks leading up to the event! Constructing giant tennis balls 🎾 with your bare hands! Loading trailers full of retro gear, working tirelessly on the day! We’ll seriously never be able to repay your kindness! 😘 if ANOYONE needs a stylist, Belinda is your girl!

Kirstin Cunningham stood in the blaring sun capturing epic shots making everyone feel like a supermodel! She is truly a talent to behold behind the camera and we are ever grateful for you girl! Need some framers? Hit Kirstin up! 📸

My Mum, Sandra and her neighbour Carol who made the most delish arvo tea! Mum, it’s official – your sauso rolls and scones are the tits! And Carol, your florals were simply chef’s kiss! Sadly, Mum and Carol are not available for hire! Lucky for us 😝

Alison, we cannot Thank you and Eleanor enough for bringing the BALLS 🙌 and some tennis pizazz to our event! Thanks to Chrissie and all the ex-services tennis club peeps for donating the venue also! 👟

DJ Benny Decks arrived and vibed that place up in 5 seconds flat! We’re so so so thankful to have had your talents on display AND building our 70’s ambience! Thank you for donating your time and we’re sorry we didn’t get to say this in person!

Claudia Horan – her social media takeover was simply the shizzle! How lucky are we to have snavelled the BEST employee EVER! 

The generous businesses who donated prizing: Orange Maccas, Lumiere Beauty, Orange Heavy Towering, Green Wood designs, Spilt Milk Bar, Groundstone Café and Ashcroft IGA – SUPPORT THESE BUSINESSES Cookies!

Volunteers: Ange, Tegan, Arkie, Cadence, Charlotte, Gracie, Molly and Marianna you are AH-MAZING! Comprised of Cookies past and present you sold raffle tickets, scooped ice cream, picked up ice and cakes and generally just sone like badassses! We love you hard!

Thank you all for the INCREDIBLE effort and time you have put into this event! 

WE LOVE YOU 😘

LOTS still to come from us for Stars or Orange F U Cancer! 🖕

Peita and Rob x

HIT & SIP WITH US AT THE COOKIE CUP! Saturday Feb 17th!

🫵 What are you doing Feb 17th from 3-6pm? 🤔 You’re totally coming to ‘The Cookie Cup’ 🎉

👉Buy a discounted family ticket OR come alone! 🎾 👊

We’re talking...

🎾 Dress up in your FAV tennis gear! Best dressed competition!
🎾 Arrival photo with @kirstencunninghamphotography (She’ll make you look a million bucks)
🎾 Delish summery sips
🎾 Retro arvo tea by Nan (literally, my Mum!) styled by @stylingbyminikin 
🎾 A super fun mixed doubles round robin OR watch if you prefer! 
🎾 Drills and games with Coach Rob to get your game looking schmicko
🎾 A fast serve competition!
🎾 Split Milk!
🎾 A ‘hit the target’ serving comp to win AH-MAZING prizes from @greenwooddesigns @lumiere_beauty_ and @wineryexperiencesorange PLUS more!
🎾 Vibey tunes from @djbennydecks 

And soooo much more! 

🙏BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3ScNSNr before they’re gone! 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻🏃‍♂️

Thanks in advance to our partners 🙏 and Orange Ex-Services Tennis Club for generously donating the use of their cracking facility!

Why are we participating?

We've been impacted by cancer personally and within our beloved Cookie Community. We want to see a cancer-free future as the norm and we never want to see another Cookie losing their parents during their HSC year. 

We also want to 'walk the walk.' We encourage our students to push beyond their comfort zones on the daily and now it's our turn to show them that discomfort is the very currency of dreams! 

We hope our Cookie Community, as well as our colleagues from our past careers in film and telecommunications, reach into their pockets to help us reach our very audacious goal of the big 10k!

Move over J-Lo and Ricky Martin!

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Peita Mages

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Kate Greenwood - Greenwood Designs

So excited to be able to donate to this incredible cause, 50% of the sales from our CCA x GD dangle collection, thank you to everyone that purchased. Congratulations on everything you have achieved and can’t wait for stars of orange! Together we can kick cancers butt! Xx

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Anonymous

Watching you from afar and so proud of your efforts!

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James Linton

A great cause, but looking forward to Rob messing up his dance moves.

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Colour City Dance

We have had a blast working in the studio with Clever Cookie and are excited to watch them perform. It has been our pleasure collaborating with Peita and Rob to raise money for such a wonderful cause!!!

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Thrive Advice

Hey there Clever Cookies and attention to you dancing dynamos, especially those with two left feet (you know who you are, you middle-aged white dancing dads)! 🌟 Whether you're gliding across the dance floor like a ballroom pro or doing the cha-cha slide with a little too much enthusiasm, remember: it's not about the moves, it's about the giggles and the good vibes! 💃🕺 So to our twinkle-toed champs, keep waltzing your way to fundraising fame, and to our rhythmically challenged pal, fear not! Just pretend you're doing the electric slide...constantly. So just dance like nobody's watching (or like everyone's watching and you are totally nailing it, Rob)! 💫💃 #DancingWithTheAlmostStars

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Lanrex

who gets to pick the outfit for Rob?

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Look forward to seeing you tear up the dance floor!!

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Some of the best people I know 🥰

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Des & Mary Taylor

Good luck with your 'Stars of Orange' dance, we hope you and Rob perform without missteps! And good luck with your fundraising too, a worthy cause.

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Vicki Seccombe

Couldn't resist getting you across the $10k! Plus an amazing cause! Good luck Team Mages!

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Zmg Landscaping

Awesome stuff guys! I'm sure yas will smash the whole dancing thing out of the park!

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Kev Flynn

A very worthy cause guys 👍

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Elise, Scott, Paige And Sienna Neilson

It is definitely evident that the dancing talent comes from our family, however to have Rob join you in this creative adventure will add sparkles to this whole event. Robs early experience in ballet will no doubt dazzle the stage. I do hope Peita that you also bring your / hip hopping skills to the table. So looking forward to watch you both up on stage again…. 🙌🏼👏🏼 The only loser in this performance is Cancer. Goodluck!

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Wes & Jess

Good luck Rob and Peita. Hopefully the calves hold up Rob!!

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Break a leg!

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Kate Fealy

Legends!!!

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Love your work!!

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You guys rock! Look forward to seeing the Kath & Kim moves

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Sandra Horley

Family talents on display… so proud!!

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Des Hunt

Great cause! Well done.

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As

Channel your Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaires!!

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The Studio Door Creative

For my Dad. Diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma in January ❤️

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Will Miller

Sorry I cant be the celebrity tennis pro at your event, hopefully this makes up for it.

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Go get em, legends!

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Go Peita and Rob! You will be absolutely amazing! A wonderful thing to do to raise money and awareness for cancer. Pete and Hen xx

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Good luck legends!

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Elisa Grant

Always happy to support two of the most inspirational people I know!

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Wynne Family

You’re both superstars ⭐️

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Lola Mages

Can't wait to see you guys shake it on stage! So proud of all your hard work!

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Milo Mages

Good Luck!!! Go Mum and Dad!

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Dance like the stars you are!! Have tons of fun 🤩

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Dannielle Grossmith

Bummed not to be able uncover a new skill at the Cookie Cup, have the best time!

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You are inspirational. Keep making impossible dreams a reality.

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Go cookies

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Good luck with it guys

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Well done Peita and Rob - good luck! Regards, the Price Family.

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