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Issue: 52•A community newspaper for Newcastle’s suburbs•August 2018

Anzac marches back An Anzac Day march will return to Adamstown next year, thanks to the work of a newly-formed volunteer committee. The march began in 1927 but did not eventuate this year, following the consolidation of the town’s RSL club into Merewether-Hamilton in 2014 and the ailing health of local veterans. Before its demise, around 3000 people were attending the mid-morning service. The committee is being spearheaded by Gerard Williams, who said that the family connections and local history should not fall by the wayside. (continued page 5)

Paul Thrift and Gerard Williams are part of the committee delivering next year’s Anzac Day march in Adamstown


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with Mark Brooker Publisher of The Local

Just put that thing down!

Next time you’re waiting at traffic lights at a major intersection look at the other vehicles around you. Chances are you’ll see at least one driver with their head bowed reverentially. Now it’s not that they are praying to the great traffic controller in the sky. Nor have they nodded off in the afternoon sun after a long day at work. When you take off on a green light and see in your rear vision that the car behind you hasn’t followed suit, you can rest assured they haven’t stalled. When (most annoyingly) you get caught behind a car that’s failed to take a short-timed right hand arrow you can be confident they haven’t broken down and won’t be needing your help controlling traffic while they are pushed to the kerb. All these drivers have something quite small but compelling on their mind. And it demands their immediate and apparently undivided attention. It may be sitting precariously on their knee. They may be holding it in one hand just below window height so no one can tell (but we can tell). It may be beside them on the passenger seat. Using our mobile phones when driving is much more than an annoyance to our fellow road users. It’s injuring and killing us and them. I’ll admit the above list of the ploys for attending to a mobile phone at traffic lights comes from personal experience. I am much more conscious of it today than I was. Reminding myself of the blindingly obvious, that whatever it is can wait. No text message, phone call or notification is worth risking my life or the lives of those around me. But still, just occassionally, I catch myself doing it. No more, from today.

Call for patience at JHH roadworks Roadworks at the John Hunter Hospital have commenced recently. The aim of the works is to improve traffic flow around the campus ahead of construction of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass. The works will see the resurfacing of the road leading into the Hospital and down past the main entry. The works will also see the road alongside the front of the Hospital and main carparks turned into two way so that cars do not have to travel around the Hospital if leaving from the carpark near the Pathology Building.

The work will be undertaken at night and on weekends to limit disruption. The work will be staged to reduce noise and ensure the road remains open and accessible at all times. Traffic control officers will be on-site to direct traffic and ensure the efficient entry and exit of staff and visitors to the site. Ambulances will be given priority, as well as incoming traffic, to ensure there are no disruptions to the delivery of emergency services. Motorists are asked to be patient while construction is underway.

Bus timetable improvements Keolis Downer Hunter recently released updated timetables and customer information relating to refinements of the Newcastle and lake Macquarie bus network. Director of Corporate Affairs, Andrew Fletcher, said the refinements will make the network more efficient, improve connections and address the bulk of community concerns about the first major redesign of the network in a decade, which was launched in January of this year. “The refinements are based on community feedback and network performance, and focused on extending certain bus routes to provide better connections across the metropolitan area, including adjustments to bus, ferry and some school timetables.” “Whether you’re a regular commuter, school student, or one of the 41,000 new passengers using Newcastle Transport each month, you will need to check your timetable.” According to Mr Fletcher every bus stop across the network has be updated with new timetables reflecting the improvements.

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Centenary of Amiens commemorated The Centenary of ANZAC 2014 to 2018 has been a period of national significance marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Friends of the 2nd Infantry Battalions Inc will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens with a service in the Chapel of Saint Michael at Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday 9th August, 2018, commencing at 12 noon. The Battle of Amiens was the turning point which heralded the start of the Hundred Days Offensive, a four-month period of Allied success that led to Allied victory. The Chapel of Saint Michael or “Warrior‟ Chapel was


created as a local sacred place where people could mourn loved ones lost to World War One. The Chapel contains many items of great military significance to the region and has strong links to local units that fought at the Battle of Amiens. It is fitting that this, our last commemorative service of the Hundred Years of Anzac, is to be held in this venue. “As the Anzac Centenary 201418 period comes to a close, it is important to remember the decisive battles that led to the end of the First World War and to commemorate the 46,000 Australians lost on the Western Front”, said Lieutenant Colonel Geoff Kelly, President

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of the Friends of the 2nd Infantry Battalions Inc, who are hosting the commemorations. The Friends would like to invite all members of the public to attend the service and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens. For further information or enquiries in relation to the service please contact John Doig, Secretary of the Friends of the 2nd Infantry Battalions Inc, Telephone (02) 4953 1020 or Email: friends2bn@ Geoff Kelly - President, Friends of the Second Infantry Battalions Association

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March returns to Adamstown “We want to make it as good, or even better, than it was,” he said. “There’s a lot of family history. “That’s what drives us to keep this going.” Local businesses are already getting on board, hosting donation boxes to facilitate incidental costs for the day, such as road closures. Several schools have also indicated their support. The committee will be sourcing buglers and flag bearers, and are seeking volunteers to help deliver the event. The march is expected to run from the post office on Brunker Road to the memorial outside the former RSL club. The committee can be contacted via Facebook by searching ‘Adamstown Anzac Committee’.





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Defibrillator grants now open Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging Hunter sporting clubs to apply for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program, with the NSW Government providing funding for life-saving technology to people experiencing cardiac emergencies. The program commenced in 2017 and provides grants to community sport clubs for half the cost of purchase and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Mr MacDonald said access to defibrillators in sporting clubs increases the chance of survival by up to 75 per cent for patients experiencing cardiac arrest. “For many of our residents, access to a defibrillator could be the difference between life or death,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Across the state, the NSW government will aim to provide more than 2,500 life-saving defibrillators to local communities and I strongly urge eligible local clubs to consider applying.” “23 sporting and recreation clubs across the Hunter were successful in the first round.” Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the Local Sport Defibrillator Program has assisted over 400 sporting organisations attain the life-saving technology during the first round of the programs scheduled four year duration. “With over 7,000 people experiencing out of hospital cardiac arrest in NSW every year, immediate access to CPR and defibrillation at local sports grounds is vital,” Mr Ayres said. “We hope to increase the

availability of defibrillators at community-based sports facilities and improve the likelihood of survival for incidents of cardiac arrest.” Details about applications and eligibility can be found at https:// defibrillator/ Applications close 14th September.

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ABG holds AGM Adamstown Business Group helds its first Annual General Meeting recently at Newcastle United Sports Club. The fledgling group has achieved significant progress in promoting and improving the amenity of Adamstown’s commercial areas and the interests of local small business. Sharon O’Rourke detailed the group’s activities and achievements for its first year and some visions for the year ahead. An Executive consisting of Allan Turner (president) Rod Pattenden (vice president), Sharon O’Rourke (secretary), Matt Hellier (treasurer) and Tony Hughes (general executive member) was elected for the coming year. All businesses within the Adamstown and Adamstown Heights area are warmly welcomed to join Adamstown Business Group. For information on upcoming events contact Sharon O’Rourke at admin@adamstownbusinessgroup.



Last drinks at Snake Gully The streetscape of Lambton will change forever when the Snake Gully Hotel (formerly Bar 121) closes in August. After almost 140 years of continuous operation as a hotel, the land on which it sits has been sold to a developer. A fourstorey development consisting of 15 apartments and a number of ground floor commercial areas was approved last year. The liquor licence and poker machine entitlements were sold separately. Demolition of the hotel buildings and construction of the new development is expected to begin later in the year. For licensee Brett McGovern and wife Donna, who have leased the hotel for the last 11 years it will be sad to leave the place that has been their home for so long. “The things you see in the hotel game, especially when you live on site, really do open your eyes. I love the lifestyle and I really love the hotel industry. I think after a good long break I’ll be back.” “We’ve met some wonderful locals. It has been great to live and work here” Brett said. As a member of the AHA

Newcastle committee, Brett has been a strong and influential voice for the industry. His annual fundraising efforts in support of the AHA Newcastle Variety Bash are the stuff of legend. The team to which he belongs has raised more than $70000 over the last 5 years. When exactly “Last drinks” will be called for the last time is a closely guarded secret.

Above: Originally known as the Commercial Hotel, today’s Snake Gully Hotel bears some resemblance still. Credit: Ralph Snowball UoN Cultural Collections. Top of page: Brett and Donna McGovern


We’d like to thank our staff, the local community and our family for the support, friendship and patronage you’ve shown us in our 11 years in the hotel...

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Funding for crime prevention Local businesses and community groups in the Hunter are being encouraged to share their crime prevention ideas and apply for up to $250,000 in NSW Government funding. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said more than $2.6 million is available as part of the $10 million Community Safety Fund which is designed to help locals make their neighbourhoods safer places to live. “Crime has a significant impact on our community, which is why supporting projects that improve safety and reduce anti-social behaviour and reoffending is a great investment,” Mr MacDonald said. “Local residents understand local


crime problems. To ensure these problems are best addressed, it is vital for them to have a say in the solution. “I urge local businesses and community groups to put their heads together to develop creative strategies that will address the specific crime issues impacting their suburbs and towns. Attorney General Mark Speakman said grants are available for initiatives that target anti-social behaviour, promote safe use of public spaces and encourage collaboration to reduce crime. “Some of the ideas that have been funded include a mobile youth centre, a street beat program for at-risk Indigenous kids, security improvements for sporting fields and solar street lights to improve


safety for pedestrians,” Mr Speakman said. Minister for Police Troy Grant said the Community Safety Fund was launched in 2015 to support NSW in becoming an even safer place to live, especially in disadvantaged, regional and remote areas. “The NSW Government is proud to support local projects to help people feel safe and proud of their community because together we can make a difference to reduce crime and fear of crime,” Mr Grant said. Applications are currently open and will close on Friday 10 August. For more information go to http:// au/Pages/cpd/protectcommunity/ communitysafefund.aspx



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Good news as PO returns After more than six months without a newsagency and post office the Elder Street Lambton business will reopen soon under new ownership. Trish Sellar and partner Tom Cronan with their family will commence trading as Lambton Nextra Newsagency in a matter of weeks. The building has been vacant since the previous operators closed the doors in February. “We’ve been bowled over by the support we’ve had from the community so far as we’ve been tidying and refitting the shop. People have really missed having a newsagency and post office in the street.” Trish told The Local. “At this stage we have approval to operate a Community Post Office which is a restricted service. Sharon Claydon MP Federal member for Newcastle has assisted by approaching Australia Post, and with strong support from the community we are hopeful of starting with Local Community post office functions including bill payments.” Trish added. To follow progress of the reopening and to show your support for full Post Office facilities go to facebook. com/lambtonnextra/

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New playground for Smith Park A new playground in Hamilton North is already proving popular, despite only opening at the beginning of July. Smith Park playground has received a $150,000 overhaul, with the upgrade including two slides, climbing structures and the distinctive nest swing. A new picnic area has also been built to provide shade to families. The playground was officially opened by Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes before the school holidays. “I watched kids having a blast today on the new playground equipment, which is a far cry from the sterile playground designs we saw in the early 2000s,” Councillor Nelmes said. “The timber and steel used in these new designs creates playgrounds that blend well into the park surroundings, and unique play features inspire a sense of adventure in kids.”

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Evie-Jean, 2, of Hamilton North tries the new slide at Smith Park

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Birthday celebration for Residents Group

Members and guests of Lambton Residents Group celebrated the group’s 4th birthday recently with dinner at Lambton Bowling Club following the regular monthly meeting. Nicola Hirschhorn of North Lambton founded Lambton Residents Group in 2014. “There was about half a dozen, I think, at the first meeting. We got a few a smallish projects under our belt in those early months, and it grew from there.” Nicola told The Local. “We can be proud of the community-building and the projects we’ve instigated and carried out. From park benches in the garden behind Lambton Branch Library through to candidates forums at Council election time we’ve tried our hand at quite a few

Members and guests of Lambton Residents Group celebrate the group’s 4th birthday at Lambton Bowling Club things, and done pretty well. “Each of us contributes to a project based on our skills, interests and availability. Our members are from a wide range of backgrounds which is great.” Nicola added. Lambton Residents Group meets

at 5.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Lambton Bowling Club. Membership is free and open to all local residents. For more information email or phone Nicola on 0402 949 854.

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Farewell drinks for publicans

Lambton Park Hotel owners (L to R) Simon Finlay, Joel Turner and Dan Turner

Eryn, Harry, Nick, and Mary-Ann, all from Lambton, enjoying a night at their local

With the local drinking hole changing hands in late July, the owners of The Lambton Park Hotel invited regular patrons to join them for farewell drinks recently. When asked what operating the popular hotel for the last three years meant to him, Licensee Dan Turner said “The LPH will always be something we truly hold close to our hearts. We’ve met some great locals. But for now, it’s onto our next adventure, whatever that may be.”

Virginia Sibley and Barry McKnight of Lambton

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Newcastle Art Prize awarded Newcastle’s art community packed into the Adamstown Uniting Church Hall on July 12 for announcement of the 2018 Society of Artist’s Newcastle Art Prize. Lee-Ann Corrigan took home

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Charlie and Max from Valentine in front of their favourite piece.

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the award. 10 per cent of the proceeds from the artworks sold were donated to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital’s Kids Club. The Newcastle Art Prize has been running for over 40 years.

Ron Deas, president of Society of Artists Newcastle beside his artwork

Leanne and Danny Smith, from Macquarie Hills.

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Underpants to fly in park Hamilton Child Care Centre will host its third annual Community Movie Night when it shows Captain Underpants on Saturday 15th September. The family friendly movie will be shown on the big screen from sunset (around 6 pm), with gates opening at 3 pm. A sausage sizzle will raise funds for the Child Care Centre. Popcorn and lemonade stands will raise funds for Hamilton Public School. Families can bring a picnic rug and their own food if they prefer. There will also be a face painter for the kids (and big kids!). Piggott’s Pharmacy and the Greater Bank are on board as Gold sponsors of the event already. Local businesses interested in becoming a sponsor are invited to contact Kylie on 4962 1334.

Hamilton Public School Choir and Dance Ensemble will be performing before the movie starts. There are great raffle prizes to be won plus prizes for the “Best Dressed” family and child. Call the Centre if you would like to donate

a raffle prize. Tickets are just $5 each, and will be available on the night, or online at from mid-August. Please come along to support this fun community event!

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History with Phil Warren

Brother and sister’s names on Hamilton memorial

There are a number of clusters of family names listed on the memorial to The Great War at Gregson Park Hamilton. Among those who served and those who died there are those who were siblings, others were cousins while others simply had the same family name. The memorial lists only one Nurse, A I Allerdice (sic.) and her younger brother, Lance-corporal N

T Allerdice (sic.). It seems Ann Isabella and Nicol (Nick) Thomas Allardice both enlisted to help their fellow volunteers, Ann as a nurse while Nick served in the 9th Field Ambulance. Nick was a delivery clerk when he signed-up just prior to his 22nd birthday in September 1915 while Ann, who was Matron of Gundagai Hospital, enlisted at age 33 in July 1917. Nick was attached to the field ambulance in March 1916 and after training he finally arrived in France in November 1916. He was appointed Lance-corporal in March 1917 and three months later he was mentioned in dispatches. His 7 July 1917 citation described how Nick was tasked as a dresser and he with another dresser, Private Sydney West of Strathfield, grabbed a stretcher and successfully retrieved a wounded man from a road described “as a shell swept zone” in the Ploegsteert Wood near the Messines Road in Belgium. Both men were awarded the Military Medal for their brave action. Older sister Ann’s service was in Egypt from January 1918 until embarking to return home in October 1918 with her discharge from the service May 1919. She married in 1931 and died at age 70 in 1955 at Chatswood. After the war, in 1921, Nick married Dagmar Fahey at New Lambton and in 1922 a son was born, who was named after his grandfather, Nicol Kirkwood Allardice. (continued next page)

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By 1924 Nick was based in Branxton with Allardice’s General Store being located in historic Victoria House. Newspaper records show him in business at Branxton until World War 2 and, yet again, Nick enlisted to serve his country. Our Nick’s son also joined-up at age 18 to serve in the AIF. Both men survived this war with N. T. Allardice dying at age 71 in 1964 and his son dying in 2014 aged 82. At right: Lance Corp. N T Allardice MM and Nurse A I Allardice. Below: Allardice’s General Store was located in Victoria House at Branxton

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Having a close relationship with people throughout our community is my greatest privilege. I share the good and bad times with them. I like the academic side of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. I’m very interested in the unusual and complex cases with multiple conditions and medicines. When lateral thinking is required, I get a thrill from working with my customer for an alternate solution. I like maintaining a close relationship with the patient and your local G.P. Please introduce yourself to me anytime at my Hamilton Pharmacy. Anthony celebrates 25 years at Blackbutt with his sister, parents and grandmas

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Humans of Newcastle by Melissah Comber

Noel Kay of Noelyn Salon in Lambton says he’s enjoyed every minute of his long and varied working life

Noel Kay “Make everything as light-hearted as you can – that’s my philosophy for life.” That’s how Lambton hairdresser Noel Kay approaches everything he does, and anyone who has sat in his chair over the last 40 years would be able to vouch for it. Noel will soon be hanging up his scissors though, bringing an end to a career spent exclusively in the Elder Street building he purposebuilt for his and his wife Lyn’s business, Noelyn Salon. Despite working many jobs, Page 34 > The Local > August 2018

including for Arnott’s and G.J. Coles, before he entered the trade, an early desire of his mother’s for him to take up hairdressing meant that he was destined for it, taking the leap after marrying Lyn almost 45 years ago. Kay had done a beauty therapy course and he bought the salon for her, then enrolling himself at Tech to learn beauty and barbering. “It’s no good owning a business if you don’t know what to do with it,” he said. “In another ten years I think I’ll be proficient!” At his peak Noel worked 60 hours each week, where he would complete 10 to 12 perms each time, spurred on by the conversations and gratitude he received from his clients. “I’ve received lots of hugs and

kisses,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my working life.” He’s a man of varied interests though, devouring history books, playing a lot of tennis in his younger years and also taking out a few ballroom dancing championships. In hairdressing though he found a passion, proving so popular that the salon has previously been voted by 2HD listeners as Newcastle’s best hairdresser or barber. “I love what I do,” Noel said. “And any male who isn’t a ladies hairdresser doesn’t know what they’re missing!” ----------------------------------------If you know a ‘Human of Newcastle’ whose story we should tell please email mark@

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THAT WAS THEN This is now

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Albert McEwan

It was reported as “the largest demonstration that had ever been held at Lambton” with the crowd numbered “upwards of 2000.” The occasion was the return to Lambton of Lieutenant Albert Henry McEwan from the South African Boer War. Albert was born in Lambton around 1877 where his father John worked as a miner. In the 1890s a downturn in the coal trade induced many to leave the area and seek work elsewhere. In October 1895, John along with his eldest son Albert, still a teenager, headed to the booming gold fields of South Africa. Both father and son quickly found employment in the “Simmer and Jack” mine at Johannesburg.

Within a year John was tragically killed in a mining accident. Albert stayed on and rose to a responsible position in the mine. When war broke out in 1899 between the British and the Boers, he joined the Imperial Light Horse and was soon engaged in a number of battles. Describing these in letters home to Lambton, he wrote with patriotic bravado but also noted “the appalling sights of a battlefield are simply terrible”. In 1901 Albert was shot in the leg. He was treated in South Africa, before being taken to Netley hospital in England where his leg was amputated. Albert returned to Australia and arrived back in Lambton in the afternoon of 14 April 1902. At 7pm a torchlight procession marched down a gaily-decorated Elder St to Bell’s Hall at the corner Morehead St. “At every corner the returned soldier was greeted with loud cheers.” He made an appearance on the balcony and addressed the crowd in the street below, before being entertained at a banquet in his honour. Ralph Snowball’s photograph from this day is not only a snapshot of the streetscape of Lambton in 1902, but also an indication of the colonial fervour for the British Empire that would propel many more Lambton boys to the fields of the Great War in Europe 12 years later. You can view these photos and more details at www.


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Reviewed by Mrs Maltky of New Lambton Each week I visit Q’s Books and take two or three books home, reading at my leisure from worded treasures. I wander through Q’s, where the book stacks reach to the ceiling and look through many piles, and find some of the best works I’ve ever read. The book that has held my attention is The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly, in which dragons that are held captive by authorities try to break free. There is much action, such as when the main character is trapped along with his colleagues. There are balls of fire, shrapnel and things blown apart. In another part, with guns pointed at his head, he is led to a large room where there are computers lined up on a whole wall with mind-bending machines. They are linked to dragons’ brains, where they are told to kill or tear people apart. There is also a hero dragon who wants to find her lost baby, who protects the main character. Like most gripping stories there is always a clever girl who gets things done. The main character’s love for her increases but he gets frustrated because her mind runs in different channels – can she be trusted? This book has intrigue, horror, twists and turns.

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Matters by Margaret Glenn CPA of Pritchard Partners

Choosing an accountant

There is no single right way to choose the right accountant, but the following three steps might be useful:1) Ask for recommendations from your current contacts, bank manager, friends or maybe even members of your local Chamber. 2) Arrange an initial meeting and prepare a list of questions to take with you to that meeting. Ask questions such as: - do they have experience in dealing with other people and businesses in your field or sector - what specific areas of service or advice do they offer - who will be your main contact and how long have they been with the firm, it is important to maintain a long term relationship with the one person, so that they can understand you and your business. 3) Ensure that you feel comfortable and confident with the person you choose. When choosing your accounting adviser it is important to not choose on things such as cost alone. Make sure that you meet with more than one so that you feel confident you have chosen someone you can work with for the long term.

Most people know that they need an accountant for taxation purposes. But, the right accountant can do much more for you than meet your compliance or regulatory requirements. A good accountant will also have an excellent understanding of the economic and financial environment affecting individuals and Margaret Glenn is a Certified Practicing Accountant and director of Rees Pritchard Pty Limited. business.

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Yoga done on a regular basis results in longer sleep and feeling better during the day; it helps you to fall asleep faster, and return to sleep more quickly if you wake up in the middle of the night. The same is true for mindfulness/meditation – a study undertaken by the Harvard Medical School that took a group of 49yr + adults through 2 hours of mindfulness meditation a week for 6 weeks resulted in less insomnia, fatigue, and depression. The benefits of flotation for sleep by Lee Clements are now well documented. One result of the sensory of Sensom Health & Wellbeing deprivation of floating in a pod is a change in the activity of the brain, making falling a sleep easier. A regular 60 minute ‘float’ that promotes relaxation is a really effective way help to improve sleep quality. Regular massage that helps relaxation and decreases in pain, also contributes significantly to improved sleep; studies show that regular massage sessions decrease anxiety and depression, and reduce stress and muscular discomfort, contributing to deeper, unbroken sleep. If you have sleep issues and want to do something about it why not treat yourself to a float in one of our When did you last have a really good night’s sleep? state of the art pods – I am sure you will notice a big You may be one of the lucky ones - as soon as improvement! your head hits the pillow you are asleep and wake refreshed in the morning! But did you know Australia has sleep issues? Sadly, research shows that for many Australians inadequate sleep is a significant problem. Indeed a 2016 survey undertaken for the Australian Sleep Health Foundation found that up to 45% of Australian adults have sleep issues. If you read my column regularly you will know of my engagement with yoga, meditation, floatation and massage and just how much I regard them as fundamental building blocks for good health and wellbeing. What you may not be aware of is that yoga, meditation, floatation and massage all can contribute significantly to the quality of sleep you can enjoy and benefit from, regardless of your age.



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Matters by Dr Stuart Edser

Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health


Trauma is not a word that psychologists throw around lightly. It’s not just about having a really hard day or when something goes wrong. When psychologists use the word, we typically refer to something that causes intense fear. The fear can be of a short duration or a prolonged duration. The event that causes it can be expected or unexpected. Often, unexpected events can make the fear much worse. But sometimes, when a person is in a situation that goes on for a long time where they are fearful and at a heightened sense of

alarm, trauma can ensue. As often as not, when an individual goes through something like this, they will often feel like their very life is in danger, or, equally frightening, that they will be injured in some way. It is amazing that such events need not only be physical events. They can also be psychological events where intense fear is induced and where the person feels very unsafe. This is a traumatic event. We say the person has been traumatised. So what happens when a person is traumatised? Well, often, but not always, they will have a large stress reaction to the event. If it is bad enough, it will be diagnosed as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, in other words, a strong stress reaction after a traumatising event. The symptoms vary, but one that is always there is a sense of intrusion. The event keeps intruding on the individual’s daily life, in their thoughts, perhaps in their dream or as nightmares, and very often in a feeling like re-living the event, as though the person is going through it all over again. Very very frightening! The good news is, there is treatment. Psychologists are trained to assist people with this debilitating disorder. While trauma sometimes feels forever, it doesn’t have to be.

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Chat by Dr Ben Seckold of Hamilton Doctors

Kidney health

The role of the kidneys is often underrated when we think about our health. In fact, the kidneys play a vital role in the daily workings of your body. They are so important that nature gave us two kidneys, to cover the possibility that one might be lost to an injury. We can live quite well with only one kidney and some people live a healthy life even though born with one missing. However, with no kidney function death occurs within a few days. The kidneys play a major role in maintaining your general health and wellbeing. Most people are born with

two kidneys, each one about the size of an adult fist, bean-shaped and weighing around 150 grams each. The kidneys are located at both sides of your backbone, just under the rib cage. Kidneys perform a number of very important jobs: * Blood pressure control – kidneys keep your blood pressure regular. *Water balance – kidneys make urine with excess water. * Cleaning blood – kidneys filter your blood to remove toxins.* Vitamin D activation All this makes the kidneys a very important player in the way your body works and your overall health. Adult Australians are at an increased risk of chronic kidney disease if they: * have diabetes * have high blood pressure * have established heart problems (heart failure or heart attack) or have had a stroke * have a family history of kidney failure * are obese with a body mass index (BMI) 30 or higher * are a smoker * are 60 years or older * are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin * have a history of acute kidney injury. Keeping your kidneys healthy – Several tips to help look after your kidneys include * Stay hydrated * Eat healthily – Don’t eat too much salty or fatty food * Watch your blood pressure * Don’t smoke or drink too much alcohol * Keep slim Book an appointment with your local GP to get your kidneys checked today!

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Hamilton Doctors would like to welcome Dr Rebecca Lee back from maternity leave. She is available Wednesday and Friday afternoons and is taking new patients.

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VET Chat

by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic July has been a month of eye problems at the clinic – red eyes, dry eyes, cherry eyes, corneal ulcers, cataracts, eyelid tumours and entropion have kept us very busy this month! This month’s Vetchat is all about what you should know about your pet’s eyes. First, do some research on your pet’s breed predispositions as there are many breed related conditions – for example, rottweilers are often born with eyelids that roll into the eye (entropion) and basset hounds have eyelids that hang down away from the eye (ectropion). Both conditions occur often in other breeds as well and both are fairly easily corrected surgically. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), and many

other breeds develop this condition as they age. This disorder is usually treatable medically with lubricants and also eye drops that stimulate tear gland activity. Cherry eyes are a result of protracted eye inflammation and occur when the lymphoid tissue of the eye gets so enlarged it pops out from behind the eyelid. Sometimes it’s possible to pop the cherry back into place with a warm moist cloth and massage, but often the glands need stitching back behind the eyelid under a light anaesthetic. Corneal ulcers are wounds to the glassy outer surface of the eye. They are usually the result of infection or trauma, such as a cat scratch, or, in breeds with “poppy” eyes such as pugs, trauma from bumping into things. Depending on their severity they require plenty of eye lubrication, antibiotic cover and pain relief while they heal. A word of caution - many veterinary eye preparations contain cortisone, which is great for treating allergic conjunctivitis, but will delay healing and increase scarring where there is an ulcer present, so don’t reach for the nearest left-over eye ointment without knowing exactly what you are treating! Eyes are complex and delicate structures, so keep an eye out! While simple home care (warm saline compresses and over-the-counter lubricants) will treat minor ailments, a visit to see us should be scheduled for eyes that do not respond to TLC within a day or so.


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Matters with Sara Knight of The Gut Clinic


Feel like you are 5 months pregnant by the end of the day? Wake with a flat calm stomach which distends and gets uncomfortable as the day passes? Bloating, where the stomach feels tight and full, is quite common and one of the main conditions I treat in clinic. Some people only occasionally suffer whereas others have been suffering from years. In addition, the bloating will impact their usual day to day, from which pants to wear to avoiding certain activities as they are simply too uncomfortable to enjoy. Bloating is caused by too much gas in the digestive system or disturbances in the muscles of the digestive system. Some simple tips to try to avoid bloating: 1) Eat slowly – this allow time for the food to be broken down by the enzymes in the saliva and decreases the amount of air entering the digestive system 2) Chew your food thoroughly – allows the food to be broken down decreasing fermentation 3) Eat smaller meals – too much food leads to slower movement through the gut, allowing for fermentation to occur 4) Avoid carbonated drinks and beer – the carbonation increases the gas in the gut 5) Decrease the amount of fibre in your diet – and slowly introduce back in. 6) Peppermint oil – great for calming the muscles in the gut, decreasing tension (avoid when pregnant or breast feeding) If these simple tips don’t give you the relief you deserve, then it is time to look at other issues such as: a) Inability to break down food properly – usually seen with poor gut health and/or stress b) Eating the wrong foods – an intolerance test to understand what foods suit you best c) Imbalance in the bacteria in the body – we need the right bacteria our body to break down fibre. An imbalance therefore can lead to bloating. Although talking about digestive issues can be embarrassing, bloating is a sign that your body needs some extra help. Don’t ignore or accept it, try the tips above or get some help.


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AGE Matters with Joseph McCarthy CEO of NovaCare Community Services

Feeling lonely? You have options

If you’re an older person living at home and feeling lonely (paradoxically) you are not alone. A research project found that 43% of older adults report feelings of loneliness. As humans, we know we are meant to be in contact with people and that we have a fundamental need for socialisation and inclusion. A recent article I read stated that prolonged loneliness may be as significant a health factor as smoking: it is said to have the same impact as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! Some known triggers for loneliness and social isolation

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are loss of mobility, lack of transportation options and living alone or away from family. So how can we assist our parents or neighbours to engage in the community and have some fun? What can we do to add the social into our parent’s life? From my experience, your parent may need help to make the first step. It can be quite daunting to join a new group, so maybe you can take Mum or Dad to meet the people involved, so they can feel comfortable. There are a number of clubs, church groups and specialised social centres for older Australians in our local suburbs where they will find people just like them and make new friends. Some social centres can also provide transport to and from home. I think you may be surprised at the varied activities available which include Men’s Groups, Tai Chi/Healthy Moves, Strength Balance Relax, Craft, Concerts and Walking Groups. I also know that NovaCare’s Milpara Centre at Merewether has daily activities planned in August that include a Drumming Workshop and a bus trip to Pukara Estate and Hunter Belle Cheese among other things. What about experiencing Virtual Reality? You can explore underwater worlds, 360 views of interactive paintings or defend your castle as a medieval archer. The choices are there, so take the first step to engage in your community and have some fun.



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Nails need regular cutting

Most pet dogs do not wear down their claws/nails naturally. Often you may hear them tapping on floor boards or tiles when walking. When long nails strike or hit the ground repeatedly, it puts excessive pressure on the dog’s feet and digits and causes discomfort and sometimes pain to the dog. If the dog is over weight, the pressure can weaken the tendons and bone structure of both the feet and pastern. The toes(digits) can bend and turn in different directions causing deformation and misalignment. This results in the dog not being able to walk normally and can be quite painful. Another problem for dogs with long nails can be walking up and down stairs or across slippery surfaces such as tiles or floorboards. The dog can not get a sound

or safe footing and can slip which will make the dog scared of stairs and smooth floor surfaces. I am a Myofunctional Therapist and I regularly carry out gait analysis for dogs that are not walking or moving correctly. Often I find issues associated with the dog’s nails, creating pain, abnormalities and poor movement. This affects the overall health, comfort and wellbeing of the dog. Most dogs’ nails are very strong and grow rapidly in a slight downward curve. If the nails are not cut regularly or correctly, the nails can even penetrate into the skin/ pad causing the dog pain. These puncture wounds are also prone to infection. The dew claws on the side of the foot are not subjected to wear and if uncut can curl around creating painful punctures. As a professional groomer, I always recommend regular clipping of nails and not only at groom times but between grooms as well. A great time to cut nails is after a bath, as the nails are softer and the dog doesn’t tend to flinch or pull. Nail clipping can be difficult for dog owners and incorrect cutting can cause pain and bleeds from the nails being clipping too short or without the correct methods. The nail quick must not be cut as it causes pain and can be prone to infection. How often to cut nails depends, on the breed and lifestyle of the dog. I recommend every 4 to 6 weeks.

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Matters by Rob Dilley of Newcastle Legal

Criminal procedures


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One of the most confusing areas of law is criminal procedure. There are three broad categories of offences: 1. Summary matters dealt with in a Local Court; 2. Indictable matters dealt with either by a Local or District Courts; 3. Strictly indictable matters dealt with in the District or Supreme Courts. In the majority of matters Police issue a Court Attendance Notice detailing the charges, the court and the date the defendant must attend. This initial appearance is where the plea of either guilty or not guilty is entered. Prior to a plea being entered there may be the opportunity to make representations to police seeking a reduction or withdrawal of the charges. This can result in matters being dropped completely. Even after entering a plea of ‘not guilty’ negotiations can result in police withdrawing charges or downgrading the offence. A plea of guilty indicates you agree with the police facts and the magistrate will immediately invite submissions by the defendant or legal representative to reduce the possible sentence. A plea of not guilty will result in the magistrate setting the matter down for hearing and the dates on which evidence must be supplied by the police to the defendant. Between the entering of a plea of not guilty and the date of the hearing the facts of the matter should be closely scrutinised and evidence gathered in response to the case brought by police. Available witnesses should be subpoenaed to appear. Any documentary evidence must be gathered in a timely fashion so it is available for the court’s consideration. No criminal matter should be taken lightly. Comprehensive and detailed legal advice should be sought prior to the first the appearance in court.

TRAVEL Matters by Ian and Sue Roberts

of Memorable Destination

Another tool helps find good airfares We’ve been hearing a lot about the AirWander website for finding well-priced international airfares. This site is for travellers who want to include stopovers in international flights. Stopovers tend to be particularly attractive to people who are not necessarily on a tight schedule. The principle is simple: you take a round-trip itinerary and split it into multiple bookings with multiple tickets.

And then you add a stopover, which is a break of more than 24 hours between your origin and your destination. This allows you to visit two or more locations on your journey at a cost that can be similar to the original point-to-point round-trip. We’ve heard of travellers adding a stopover and saving money, although Australia’s isolation makes us sceptical. Type a proposed destination into AirWander and it offers possible stopover locations and fares. Then fiddle with cities and dates in a bid to get the lowest fare. When doing your sums, costs such as accommodation at the stopover site obviously need to be taken into account. AirWander then refers you to third-party booking websites, in the same way as sites like Skyscanner and Momondo. And, of course, there is always some connection risks - such as flight delays and missing luggage - with buying separate tickets from separate airlines. Follow Ian and Sue’s travel tips on Instagram at @ memorable_destination, @memorable_travels and @ memorable_hotels

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Matters with Mark Kentwell of PRD nationwide Newcastle & Lake Macquarie

Apartment sale record

Booming apartment sales in Newcastle’s inner city have driven significant interest in the East End development by Iris Capital, so much so that a record $2.75 million has been paid for a three-bedroom apartment in the Perkins and King Street building. It is a significant price for an apartment, which has been achieved because it is a unique market offering – it has been designed by internationally recognised architects SJB and offers an investment in lifestyle with a public domain containing dining, cafés, nightlife, retail and fresh produce on one city block, close to the beach and the harbour.

The building also boasts exclusive use of garden terraces for entertaining, as well as quality inclusions and stunning views. This particular apartment has a similar amount of outdoor space as indoor space, which is very appealing to the buyer who loves to entertain. It has stunning views to the harbour and is finished to a standard above and beyond what you will see in apartments in any capital city. The East End Stage 1 development comprises two other apartment developments – Washington House on Hunter Street and Fabric House of Wolfe Street. Apartments in those developments have also sold strongly, with only a handful still on offer. Focus has now turned to the sale of apartments in the Perkins and King Street development, and this record apartment sale proves there is keen interest for the boutique offering. The overall masterplan for the four-stage site is a vision for a world-class urban village, complete with small boutique shops and cafes at ground level, apartments on upper levels, and spaces and places for public activity throughout the site. Singapore has it, New York has it and London has it, but we haven’t seen this lifestyle offering in Newcastle before.

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information on factors affecting fertility. By paying attention to certain lifestyle factors, the chances of fertility and having a healthy baby are improved. A woman’s age is the number one factor affecting a couple’s likelihood of conceiving, as the number of healthy eggs your ovary contains will dramatically decline as you age – especially once you are over 35. Monitor your menstrual cycle by Anthony Piggott Women can keep a daily record of their menstrual of Piggott’s Pharmacies Blackbutt, Lambton, cycle to help recognise when they are more fertile in Hamilton and Glebe Road order to plan a pregnancy. The Your Fertility website has an online ovulation calculator and a tool to help you gauge your fertility potential. Your local pharmacy is your health destination. Pharmacists and pharmacy staff can advise on key fertility factors and provide you with products used to monitor your menstrual cycle in order to help you recognise the ‘fertile window’ – the best time to try One in six Australian couples has infertility problems and conceive. This is different for every woman. Anthony Piggott Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse, or the inability to carry pregnancies to a live birth. Many couples suffering infertility problems can be successfully treated with lifestyle changes, or medical ALPHA or surgical interventions. For a fertile couple in their TOASTMASTERS twenties having regular unprotected sex, the chance of conceiving each month is only 25%. Infertility is MAY BE WHAT YOU shared equally among men and women. ARE LOOKING FOR… Common causes of infertility DO YOU WANT TO: Causes of infertility are many and varied and involve ➤ Communicate better with male, female or a combination of factors. These colleagues or clients include problems with: ➤ Deliver more effective speeches *the production of sperm or eggs and presentations *the structure or function of male or female ➤ Be confident reproductive systems ➤ Become a better leader *hormonal and immune conditions … YOU NEED ALPHA TOASTMASTERS! *sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia At Toastmasters you can develop your There are degrees of infertility. The majority of communication and leadership skills in a infertile couples are actually sub-fertile – they produce safe and friendly learning environment. eggs and sperm but have difficulty conceiving due to COME ALONG AND SEE WHAT disorders such as hormone imbalances and problems TOASTMASTERS CAN DO FOR YOU… of the reproductive tract. Cases of total infertility, We meet every Monday night at the where no eggs or sperm are produced, are rare. Alder Park Sports Club, Key factors affecting fertility include age, weight, 132 Bridges Road, New Lambton smoking, alcohol use, timing, nutrition, caffeine Arrive 6pm for a 6.15pm start. All welcome! consumption and exposure to certain toxins. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT The Your Fertility website (https://yourfertility. contains information on fertility, including



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Little Locals... Motiv8’ed for holiday fun


This month’s featured Little Locals attended Motiv8sports 3 day Olympics at Merewether High. The event took place on during the school holidays and was attended by kids aged 4-12. Making new friends and learning new sports were highlights for the kids as they spent the three days with expert coaches who ensured that everyone had fun. Further events are planned for the next school holidays. At right: (L to R) Oliver from Cameron Park, Darcy from Cameron Park, Ruby from Barnsley, Xavier from Cameron Park and Ryan from Barnsley

The youngest group, the Sharks, showing excellent teamwork.

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Little Locals...


Above: The Hornets preparing for another action-packed day with Motiv8 Sports Newcastle

William from Adamstown has his eye on the ball as he prepares to hit it for six!

Maddy and Sloane, both from Merewether, taking aim.

If you’d like to see your junior sports team featured in ‘Little Locals’ next month ask your coach or team manager to get in touch with Mark at The Local on 0455 210 000 or by email at The Local > August 2018 > Page 53

Little Locals...

JUNIORS in SPORT Sam Poolman visits West Leagues Netball Club

The Little Locals featured here are the West Leagues Netball girls. Sam Poolman, a Newcastle local herself, who currently plays for the GWS Giants in the Suncorp Super Netball competition and has played Fast5 for Australia, ran a school holiday coaching clinic for her former junior club. They took to the court on a cool winter’s morning, and warmed up with a variety of fun, netball-themed games. The clinic educated the young netballers on the game and gives them an opportunity to improve their skills by learning from one of the best in the game.

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Little Locals...


If you’d like to see your junior sports team featured in ‘Little Locals’ next month ask your coach or team manager to get in touch with Mark at The Local on 0455 210 000 or by email at The Local > August 2018 > Page 55

Local & Live entertainment this month Blackbutt Hotel

Fri 3

The Rumour Trio

Sat 4


Fri 10

The Bad and the Ugly

Sat 11


Fri 17

Tom and Baz

Sat 18


Fri 24

Love That Hat

Sat 25

The Associates

Exchange Hotel Fri 31

The Way

Sat 4


Sun 5


Sat 11


Hotel Jesmond

Fri 3 Sat 4 Fri 10 Fri 17 Fri 24 Fri 31

Crawfish Stew Michael Mills The Levymen The New Cool Duo Shaka Ryan Daley

Kent Hotel


Wed 1

Live N Local

Thu 2 The Turner Brown Band Fri 3

Arrebato Ensemble

Sat 4

Songs of the Sixties

Sun 5

The Frank & Ella Show, and the Regent Street Big Band

Wed 8

Live N Local

Wed 1 Fri 3 Sat 4

Matt Maclaren Shooting Molly The Smarts

Thur 9

Isaac Butterfield

Fri 10

The Brewster Brothers play Bob Dylan

Sun 5

Greg Bryce Band

Sat 11

Jeff Lang

Fri 10

Triple Zero

Sun 12 Katy Steele

Sat 11

Jade Holland Band

Tues 14 Lambton High School

Sun 12 Grant Warmsley and Friends

Wed 15 Live N Local

Sun 12 The Years Sat 18

Wed 15 Ryan Daley

Fri 17

Mental as Anything

Sun 19 Uptown

Fri 17

Gen X

Sat 25

Sat 18

Pocket Aces

Sat 18

Jason Ownes sings John Denver

Bad Paris Pocket Aces

Gallipoli Legion Sun 26 Love That Hat Sun 5

Loose Change

Sun 12 King Shakey Band Sun 19 Soundscape

Hamilton Station Hotel Sun 26 The Rattle Wed 1

The Tipsey Scholars

Sun 12 Jack Biilmann Thu 30 MOVEMENTS, Eat Yo u r H e a r t O u t

Sun 19 Catfish Stew Wed 22 Kristy J Fri 24


Sat 25 Overload Sun 26 Thread Wed 29 Greg Bryce Fri 31

State FC

Lambton Park Hotel Fri 3 Sat 4 Fri 10 Fri 17 Fri 24 Fri 31

The Car Doors The Lamplighters TK AQWA Pepper & Jesse Dean Krywood

Thu 16 Jade Holland

Sun 19 Kaki King Tue 21 The Legendary Albert Lee Wed 22 Belmont High School Fri 23

Peace Train The Cat Stevens Story

Sat 24

Bring on the Night: Celebrating the Music of Sting

Tue 28 Avondale School Showcase Wed 29 Live N Local Thu 30 Warners Bay High School Fri 31 Rugby League The Musical

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Local & Live entertainment this month Nags Head

Sat 4 Sat 11 Sat 18 Sat 25

Northumberland Hotel

Reg Sinclair Anthony Lee Roxy Pap & That

Fri 3

Pap & That

Fri 10

The Instigators

Fri 17

Michael Peter

Fri 24

Brien McVernon

Newcastle Ent. Centre

Fri 31

Mick Boogaard

Wed 22 Bob Dylan and His Band Thu 30 Queens of the Stone Age

Newcastle Theatre Co.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield Directed by John Wood Sat 25 Sun 26 Wed 29 Fri 31

8pm 2pm 8pm 8pm

Northern Star Hotel Fri 3 Sat 4 Fri 10 Sat 11 Fri 17 Sat 18 Fri 24 Sat 25 Fri 31

Brian McVernon Allon, Holly Mae Adrienne Bel Woods Brent Murphy Sarah Christine John Larder Mark Wood, Dennis Val Codi Kaye

Premier Hotel Sun 5

Mojo Bandits

Sat 11

Big Night Out

Sun 12 Rocket Sun 19 The Smarts Sun 26 Triple Zero

Wests New Lambton

Marble Bar Fri 3

Tre Soul Trio

Sat 4

The Hot Yogis

Fri 10


Sat 11

The Smarts

Fri 17


Sat 18

Marissa + 2

Fri 24

Dr. Zoom Duo

Sat 25


Fri 31

Phonic Trio

Wickham Park Hotel Wed 1

Sound Council

Fri 3

Owen Campbell Band

Sat 4 Chikarma, Band of Burbs Sun 5

Wed 8 Nick Conners + special guests Fri 10

Then Jolene

Sat 11

Chikarma, Cornstalk

Sun 12 Greg Bryce, Morning Glory Wed 15 Eddie Spaghetti from Supersuckers Fri 17


Sat 18 Little Cents, Porkers + Plan C Sun 19 John Larder, Floyd Vincent & the Temple Dogs Wed 22 Mark Harding Fri 24


Sat 25 Wicko Music Market, Carrot Bowen and the Collective Sun 26 Brien McVernon, Z - Star Trinity + Tom Blake

Young People’s Theatre


by Carlo Collodi Directed by Michael Nolan Sat 4


Sun 5


Sat 11


Sun 12 Sat 18

2pm 2pm & 8pm

Phoenix Pritchard

Venues: would you like your local and live entertainment listed here for free? Email The Local > August 2018 > Page 57

Local Community Group Notices CHILDREN & FAMILIES MAINLY MUSIC Mainly Music is a music program for 0-5 yr olds and their caregivers. It runs Wednesdays 9:3011:30 am during school terms at the Anglican Church Hall, cnr Oxford & Cromwell Street, New Lambton Cost is $5 per family. Call Beck Bishop 0416149633 for more info. HOME-START FAMILY SERVICES Home-Start is a voluntary service offering support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under 5 where the parents are experiencing difficulty in their parenting roles or are under stress. For information about volunteering or Home-Start services ph 4952 9488 or go to:

CHURCH NOTICES REACH CHURCH We would like to invite you to a brand new church called Reach Church. Reach Church is a contemporary bible believing church. We have a heart to serve in our community. We exist to reach people with God’s love. We meet in the Elermore Vale Community Centre, 129 Croudace Rd, Elermore Vale 10am on Sundays. Everyone is welcome. Email: Facebook: @ReachChurchAU

COMMUNITY GROUPS LAMBTON RESIDENTS GROUP All residents of Lambton area are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting. You too can be a part of some exciting and worthwhile initiatives and projects for our local area. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 5.30pm at Lambton Bowling Club. No RSVP needed. For more information email: lambtonresidents@gmail. com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854.

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CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS NEW LAMBTON/HONEYSUCKLE PROBUS CLUB Is a mixed club enjoying monthly meetings with a Guest Speaker and regular monthly outings. The aim of Probus is for retired or semi retired people looking for friendship, fellowship and fun. We meet at Kotara Bowling Club at 10am on the 4th Friday of each month. Please contact the President, Stan Evans 4948 8839. ROTARY CLUB OF WARATAH Our Rotary Club is keen to welcome all new members and visitors, and encourages “Service above Self” – our Rotary motto. Our primary focus is through service to the local community and our youth. Join us for dinner and meet our active members. Meetings are held each Monday from 6:15pm to 8pm at Memories Function Centre, Harris Street, Wallsend. Contact President Madeleine Atkins on 0447 523 221 or email for more information.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS THE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS NEWCASTLE The Society of Artists Newcastle is introducing Terry Jarvis who is one of Australia’s exceptional Artist/Teachers. Terry will be holding his workshop on Sat/Sun. 18 /19th August, at our rooms off Howe St in Lambton Park. Terry has just returned from the Watermill workshop in Tuscany, he was the instigator of the “In the steps of Heyson Exhibition” together with 9 top watercolour artists painting ‘Heyson’s in their own style. The Tutor for “In the steps of Monet in watercolour Tour” thru out France, following his Tuscany workshops. A thorough gentleman, you will enjoy his manner and teaching skills, whether you are a beginner or accomplished artist. only 12 seats are available. Contact Phil before 28/7 Visit

Local Community Group Notices SENIORS GROUPS NEW LAMBTON/HONEYSUCKLE PROBUS CLUB Is a mixed club enjoying monthly meetings with a Guest Speaker and regular monthly outings. The aim of Probus is for retired or semi retired people looking for friendship, fellowship and fun. We meet at Kotara Bowling Club at 10am on the 4th Friday of each month. Please contact the President, Stan Evans 4948 8839. NEW LAMBTON SENIOR CITIZENS & PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION Make new friends while enjoying a warm and caring fellowship as well as to partake in the fun games of bingo and chats over a cuppa. Where? The New Lambton Seniors Assocation, located at the New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton. Handy to bus stops! Contact Ph 4963 4631. LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering friendship and support for over 55’s. Meet at the Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St, Lambton every Thursday 9 am for canasta, or other card and board games to 12.30 pm. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. New people always welcome. MEALS ON WHEELS HAMILTON A delicious meal and a friendly face to your door. Meals on Wheels helps make it possible for you to stay independent in your own home. It’s easy, just sit back, relax … and let us cater for you. Our Hamilton branch operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Hamilton Meals on Wheels delivers to Hamilton, Broadmeadow, Adamstown (north of Glebe Road), Georgetown and Waratah West. To apply for this service phone the general enquiries line 4957 7079 or the Hamilton Branch 4969 4292 or email:

SUPPORT SERVICES HOPEFLOATS Hopefloats is a Newcastle based social support network for widowed people from any background or relationship dynamic. Events organised are aimed to connect the widowed men and women of Newcastle in a safe, supportive and compassionate environment. Contact Julie on 0410057580 or email julie_hamilton1@ bigpond for upcoming events.

SPORTING CLUBS LAMBTON PARK TENNIS CLUB It is easy to book and pay for a court at our club. 1. Just Google “lambton park tennis” and click on “Lambton Park Tennis Club-NSW-Australia” ( 2. Fill in the date and time you want to book. 3. Click on “Register”, fill in your details and create an account. 4. Click on “Sign up”. 5. Book and pay for your court - and you are all set. Next time you book it will be just a few keystrokes.We even have complimentary racquets and balls which any hirer can use if you don’t have your own. Any problems phone 0401 193 411. SENTOKI ALLIANCE MARTIAL ARTS With over 25 years experience, we teach Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Karate, Kick Boxing, Boxing and Self Defence. We are family friendly and welcome you to our all ages classes, from school age and up. We are a not for profit Inc. Association, fully insured, Working with Children clearance and providers of NSW Active Kids. One month free training, Wednesday and Friday nights 6.00-7.30pm, Lambton/Waratah Scout Hall 8 Elder St Lambton. For more info or Facebook @ sentokiAlliance.

Community groups and other not-for-profit organisations are invited to submit notices for publication free of charge. Email your notice to: or post to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of the month. Notices may be edited or omitted due to space limitations. The Local > August 2018 > Page 59

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Placing a Local Community Classified is easy! Email: admin@ or post the coupon at bottom of page to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Be sure to include your name and contact details in case clarification or verification are needed. We reserve the right to not publish advertising considered inappropriate or not in the spirit of the free classifieds offer. Classifieds notices may be edited or held over to next issue if required. Private party ads only.


ALFA ROMEO Got a taste for Italian? 2 x Alfa Romeo Collectables looking for another home/enthusiast.156 2 .0 litre twin spark 16V, manual, Sedan, black, red leather interior, sunroof, 1999 yr, Rego: QUIRK1, drives very well. 159 2387.0 litre turbo diesel, Sedan, Black, black leather interior, Qtronic automatic/manual 6 speed forward, 2007 yr, Rego: DWC80D, classic style rocket. Both vehicles fully maintained and serviced/logs, recommend inspection, price negotiable. Ph 0402 957 055. COLOURBOND GATE Solid double-sided brown colourbond arch-shaped gate. 1800mm H x 1200mm W $50. Ph 4969 6775 LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS Email au by 15th of the month

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Name _____________________________ Address ________________________________ _____________________________________________ Phone ________________________ Email_______________________________________________________________________ Write the wording of your advertisement below. (Max. 20 words please) Text: _______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Classification ( ie For Sales, Notices, Garage Sales, Wanted etc):__________________ Complete this form and post it to: ‘Community Classifieds’ PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 or email: by 15th of the month. We reserve the right to not publish advertising considered inappropriate or not in the spirit of the free classifieds offer. Private party ads only. For business classifieds advertising please email

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ELECTRIC WALKER Electric walker, Proteus, excellent condition $400, can deliver Ph 0409 125 923. EXERCISE BIKE Smooth X exercise bike with back support. Never used. Never used $400 new, now $200 Ph 4952 4489 GAS HEATER Rinnai natural gas fan heater $100 Ph 4969 1149 iMAC 4,1 Working in excellent condition, operating system MAC OS X. $100 ono. Ph 4952 3981


PEST CONTROL Guaranteed. Average home $150, units/town houses $80, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas. German Cockroach service also available. Ph 0418 637 990.

HALLS FOR HIRE AT LAMBTON Morehead Street Lambton, Main Hall and smaller hall called the Green Room, which has separate entrance, kitchen and toilets, off street parking. Available for permanent and casual bookings. Very reasonable rates. Contact Rev Maree Armstrong at St John’s Anglican Church, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073

PINOCCHIO TICKETS Congratulations to Catherine Wrigley, winner of the double pass to see Pinnochio at YPT. Thanks to everyone who entered,

LEGO BUCKET Full bucket of genuine Lego from various sets plus base plate. Only $20. New Lambton Ph 0435 360 486

IRONING DONE $25 a basket. Drop off my house (New Lambton) in morning, pick up afternoon Ph Lyn 0432 174 618

PHILATELIC COLLECTION childhood collections, collected between 40’s and 70’s. Enquiries welcome, Ph 4952 3981

IRONING HELP Mature local resident, very experienced, $25 an hour. Can drop off if local. Please call Michelle 0432 798 203

SUBARU FORESTER 2011, 82,000kms, silver, used minimally, excellent condition. $16,000 ono. (BM 64 GL) Ph Jasmin 0490 505 249

SICK OF IRONING? Cringe when you look at that full basket of ironing? Let me help. $25-$30/basket. Quick, efficient and reliable service in Lambton. Ph 0423 848 408 to arrange p/up or drop off.

WEDDING GOWN Custom made with French lace and veil. May fit size 20-24 $900. Worth $6000. Ph 4952 8888

WANTED TO BUY YOUR OLD MUSIC CASSETTES Make yourself some money, ready for Christmas. Also any retro radio cassette players etc. Ph Ian 0406 620 144


CAR DETAILING Need help keeping your car clean call Mark. $30 clean $40 polish for small cars and $50 for 4WD and vans. Ph Mark 0432 174 618 for appointment.

JILL’S PET SITTING SERVICE Live in (your home) or daily visits. Mature, non-smoking reliable lady, police clearances and references. Full time business (6 years) with 30 years experience. Ph 0418 246 384

LAWN MOWING Lawn mowing, gardencare & rubbish removal look no further. 10% pensioner discount. Free quote. Ph Michael 0413 340 725

THEATRE TRIPS 2018 Book of Mormon September. Jersey Boys from September onwards Ph Don 4952 8590 CHAIR BASED YOGA Is your movement restricted? Enjoy the benefits of staying active with safe yoga practices using a chair for extra support. Learn techniques to reduce stress & release tension while strengthening & keeping social! Supportive and professional guidance with Diploma qualified teacher (IYTA). Classes commencing soon in Adamstown area. Tuesday 1.30 – 2.30pm. Cost $12. Further details Michelle Pirie 0400 790 479 LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS Send yours to PO 130 Lambton 2299 today! Solution to crossword on page 60 B















































































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