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Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram for community news and info Issue: 54 • A community newspaper for Newcastle’s suburbs • October 2018

What’s in the glass bottle? In October 1918, as weary soldiers returned from war, the Ladies Committee of Lambton placed a glass bottle under the foundation stone of the war memorial gates. This month marks 100 years since that time. The Lambton time capsule, perhaps the only (known) WW1 time capsule in Australia, will be recovered and opened. Another time capsule will be buried at the same time containing items reflecting local life on Lambton in 2018. The community is invited to be a part of this moment in history on Saturday 20th October. The event is a joint initiative of City of Newcastle and Lambton Residents Group and Lambton-New Lambton RSL sub-Branch. For more information on the event turn to pages 31 -34 of this issue.

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If you’re reading this in 2118, hello!

A copy of this issue of The Local will be included in a new time capsule to be buried near the Lambton Park war memorial gates this month. The instructions are to open the time capsule in 2118. A time capsule which was carefully placed 100 years ago by the Lambton Ladies Committee in October 1918 will be uncovered and opened this month too. It is a great honour to think that my humble little publication will be preserved in an argon-filled, stainless steel case for future generations to see. So this month I would like to ask a few questions of those from the year 2118 who have retrieved The Local from the 2018 time capsule and begun to read it. Do you still read like we did? Or is it a quaint old fashioned thing to hold a hard copy of the printed word? (It was going out of fashion very quickly before 2018, but I think people still wanted it). Do we still have retail in Elder Street? (It would now be 250 years since that began). Are kids still driving parents nuts playing Fortnite? (Let me guess, it’s called some thing else but just as frustrating to parents). My hope is that in October 2118 Lambton, and the surrounding suburbs of Newcastle, continue to be thriving, warm and welcoming communities. And that they are still great places to raise children. I hope some people who were in attendance at the 2018 ceremony and celebrations make it along to the 2118 event. I trust that you were honoured guests. The working party that arranged for the retrieval of the 1918 time capsule and burial of the 2018 time capsule has done everything possible to honour the Lanbton Ladies’ memory. We are sure that you in 2118 will do the same to honour local people of times past.

James’ special village If it takes a village to raise a child, then it must take a special village to raise a special needs child. With autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and dystonia, 12-year-old James Black isn’t an ordinary kid, but with the support of the Hamilton community he is still putting his best foot forward. Despite being non-verbal, last month James took out third place in regional final of the Premier’s Spelling Bee, finishing ahead of 38 other competitors and significantly improving on his 11th place finish in 2017. His achievement wouldn’t have been possible without Kylie Tammekand, his learning support officer at Hamilton Public School, who supervised as James typed his answers and repeated what James had communicated out loud. Kylie’s unwavering support is consistent with what the Black family receives all over Hamilton, James’ mum, Sharon, said, despite James having a propensity to set off fire alarms and open every fridge door he can find. An example of how accepting James’community is was when he was voted in by his peers as Sports Captain of Tudor House this year.

James Black with his mum Sharon (at right) and his Learning Support Officer Kylie Tammerkand “This is what I love about this town – they’re just so understanding here,” she said. “Everyone just accepts us the way we are.”

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A Hamilton woman has launched an environmentallyfriendly fundraising tool which can be used by schools, sporting clubs and service groups. Mushroom grower Bean Cycled have created Coffee Mushroom Kits, which are grow-at-home oyster mushrooms using recycled coffee grounds from retailers in Charlestown Square. “Oyster mushrooms are a superfood that are nutrientrich, high in protein and have a great nutty taste,” cofounder Leisha Parkinson said. “They are perfect for eating on their own or for use in stews, soups, stir-fry and sauces.” A 2016 report by Planet Ark found that Australians drink six billion cups of coffee per year. Around 93 per cent of coffee grounds go to landfill where they can produce methane and carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. “The recycled coffee grounds are pasteurised during the coffee making, a process that is vital to remove contaminants from the material in which the mushrooms grow,” Ms Parkinson said.

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Funds for local Crown land projects

Newcastle Velodrome and Lambton Mechanic’s Institute will be upgraded through grants from the NSW Liberal National Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government was pleased to support these community assets with $28,685 in funding to the Velodrome and $3000 to the Mechanic’s Institute. “Works at the Newcastle Velodrome will include replacing the roofing and guttering at the grandstand.” “The switchboard and power supply will be upgraded, and improvements made to the storage facility and toilet block.” At left: Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC at Newcastle Velodrome with Craig Chapman of the Hunter District Cycling Club Neil Robinson of the Velodrome Trust said they were extremely happy to receive the support in this round of funding from the State government. “We can put the funding to good use as we outlined in our submission we put forward. The facility is used on a daily basis by the local cycling community and we will be able to ensure the users have a safe and enjoyable experience,” Mr Robinson said. At the Lambton Mechanics Institute the onsite kitchenette will be upgraded, with the Institute also contributing funding. “The Lambton Mechanics Institute is one of Lambton’s oldest buildings, built in 1894 and is used by the Newcastle Family History Society and the Hunter MG Car Club,” Mr MacDonald said. “I visited the Institute earlier in the year and through my tour appreciated the importance of this building to these local community groups.” Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund program was focused on ensuring communities and visitors could continue to enjoy local land and facilities. “This year we’ve made a record investment into Crown land with more than $20 million in grants and loans being provided across the state,” Mr Toole said.

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Darling St Oval upgrade Football clubs from around NSW will benefit from $4.1 million being invested back into local football clubs from the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund. Hamilton Olympic Football Club will receive $72,407 for installation of new floodlighting at Darling Street Oval in Hamilton South. “It is fantastic to see that this major international sporting event hosted in 2015 has been able to continue to benefit grassroots sport by helping to boost local participation through these successful grants,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said. Hamilton Olympic FC Chairman Christo Patsan said the club has DA approval for a comprehensive redevelopment of Darling Street Oval. This includes a new grandstand and amenities complex, expansion of training facilities and floodlighting. “We thank Scot McDonald and the NSW Government for their continued support of local sport. This grant is an important step forward in our redevelopment of Darling Street Oval into a year-round boutique football stadium,” Mr Patsan said.

NSW Football CEO David Eland said the collaborative effort of the NSW Government, Football NSW (FNSW) and Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has enabled local clubs to benefit.

“Along with supporting participation, we will see flow-on effects such as these upgraded and new facilities creating stronger communities - whilst improving the overall experience for players, coaches and spectators,” Mr Eland said.


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Elf the Musical Jr at YPT Christmas is just around the corner and to get into the spirit Young People’s Theatre will bring a modernday classic to life throughout October. Elf The Musical JR., based on the Will Ferrell film, centres around Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s sack of gifts and is transported to the North Pole where he is rasied as an elf, until his human size and poor toy-making abilities make him see the truth. With the permission of Santa, Buddy travels to New York City to find his birth father, but finds that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t believe in Santa at all, causing Buddy to embark on a mission to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. 64 young performers are involved in the production, singing and dancing their way into Christmas cheer. Young People’s Theatre will also be hosting a giving tree for the duration of the show, supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Donations must be unwrapped, and due to health regulations cannot be second-hand items.

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Elf The Musical JR. runs from October 1 to November 3. Tickets can be booked at au or by phoning 4961 4895 between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays. The Local has a double pass to give away to give away to a lucky reader. To enter, text the word ‘Elf’, your name and preferred session day and time to 0455 210 000. The winner will be drawn on October 8 and advised by telephone. The name will be published in the next issue.

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Dry, warm conditions spell bushfire danger With a warm, dry winter behind us and lower than average rainfalls expected in coming months authorities are warning of a long bush fire season ahead. “We’ve already seen during August how quickly fires can develop and threaten homes and lives, so it’s a timely reminder to get ready,” Commissioner Fitzsimmons said. This is particularly timely to those living on the urban fringe or adjacent to bushland. “The first step in getting ready is knowing your risk. Your local fire brigade can provide valuable advice on preparing your home and family, and making your bush fire survival plan. NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said recent research showed that 67% of people living in bush fire prone areas have some

sort of plan for what to do during a fire, but it is worrying that a third of people have not even talked about it. “Research also shows that while two thirds of people surveyed acknowledge that it is their responsibility to get ready for bush fires, nearly half of people have not taken any steps to protect their home,” Commissioner Fitzsimmons said. “With 100% of NSW drought affected and a forecast of ongoing

dry and warm conditions, we’re facing potentially long and protracted bush fire season – so now is the time to get ready.” The top four tips to getting ready for bush fire season are: › Discuss what to do if a bush fire threatens your home › Prepare your home and get it ready for bush fire season › Know the bush fire alert levels › Keep all the bush fire information numbers, websites and smartphone app handy.

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MP calls for youth plan State Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery MP, moved a Notice of Motion in Parliament last month calling on the NSW Government to develop a comprehensive approach to youth issues. New South Wales hasn’t had a Minister for Youth portfolio since it was cut by the Liberal National coalition government in 2011. The Wallsend electorate, which stretches from Lambton, New Lambton, Jesmond, Wallsend and on to Maryland, Fletcher and Beresfield has 12,842 people aged between 15 and 24 and they make up 15.2% of the population. Young people face higher unemployment and more difficult paths to home ownership and education than older members in the community. “Youth should be the focus of Government initiatives around education, employment, health and wellbeing” Ms Hornery said. She called on the Government to ensure they have a voice when decisions that affect them, now and in the future, are being discussed.

“Our youth have the biggest stake in the future of our State and it is critical they have a voice when decisions that affect them are being made.” Ms Hornery said.

“Without a Minister for Youth who is dedicated to the specific needs of young people their needs are not being adequately represented in Cabinet.”

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Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner, Carolyn Bailey of Waratah West. We will be in contact regarding your prize. This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find the answers, except for the mystery photo, within the pages of this issue. Question 1 When is the John Hunter Childrens Hospital Kids Club fundraiser at Newcastle Theatre Company? Question 2 Newcastle Velodrome and which other local organisation has received a Crown land project grant? Question 3 What business is located at 2 Cromwell Street, New Lambton? Question 4 What film was screened at Hamilton Child Care Centre’s recent community movie night? Question 5 Which School House is James Black in? Question 6 In which street would you find the bicycle rack below?

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First in best dressed with the choice of vouchers. You had better hurry though. The vouchers must be claimed by Tuesday 16 October and redeemed before the end of the month. After all three lucky letterboxes were claimed in August, they were all unclaimed last month. Be sure to check if yours or a neighbour’s letterbox is shown above.





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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is a membershipbased organisation that promotes opportunities for people to live, work, dine, shop and play in the suburb. We represent the rich multicultural heritage of our community while helping to showcase the modern flavour of cosmopolitan Hamilton. As a part of the City of Newcastle, the Chamber advocates on behalf of our suburb to make our streetscapes beautiful, safe, accessible and a desirable destination for living and investment. With other chambers and government, we work to create innovative ways to enjoy the inner-city suburbs of Newcastle, including community events such as Beaumont Street Carnivale, Christmas in Hamilton and China Week Festival. For just $25 you can become a member of Newcastle’s most progressive and active Chamber. Member benefits include: • Have a voice in what’s happening • Access priority benefits at major events • Be part of local marketing activities • Receive discounts on monthly and special events

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Chat by Nathan Errington President of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Businesses back buses

Shop-front businesses along Beaumont Street Hamilton believe that the retail strip will benefit from a better transport system, citing the loss of a bus route along the street has impacting heavily on trade. Hamilton Chamber of Commerce board members recently conducted a door to door survey with 46 shops participating. The majority stating that they would like to see bus services reintroduced to the street. The findings were: • Of the 46 surveyed Beaumont Street businesses, 42 supported the reinstatement of bus services along the street. • 37 businesses said they had experienced a decrease in turnover with the average being 15.5%. • The most common impact (11 shop-front businesses) cited as 20% decrease in trade. • Eight businesses did not believe that any change has occurred to their trade in the same period. • Additional feedback noted that the bus stoppage prohibited older customers access, and lengthy connections into the suburb were barriers to Beaumont Street access. What is certain is that Hamilton remains an important one-stop-shopping precinct, offering most banking options, chemists, convenience stores, post office, shopping and dining experiences. Our cosmopolitan offering, and our need to remain a critical transport link for the wider area, is an important piece of the puzzle that the Chamber will ensure is at the forefront of transport infrastructure planning The Chamber is now aiming to work with Keolis Downer, and other stakeholder groups, to find better transport solutions for the street and the wider Hamilton precinct Look forward to seeing you in cosmopolitan Hamilton soon.







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Inaugural Plein Air festival this month The inaugural ‘Newcastle Plein Air Festival’ will take place from Sunday 14th October, to Saturday 20th October inclusive, bringing artists to Newcastle to paint together for a week and capture our city centre, beaches and maritime activities, including industrial maritime scenes. It is planed to be an on-going annual event. The painting locations for this year centre around the beaches and inner-city area, including the harbour and industrial scenes. There will be two painting locations per day and each evening participating artists will wind down at the Society’s rooms in Lambton. Plein air paint-outs happen all over the world with the most famous being one in the USA, in Sedona, Arizona Sedona is now a huge tourist attraction. Another is Ireland’s International Plein Air Painting Festival, ‘Art in the Open’. The Facebook site, ‘Plein Air Painters of Australia’, captures paintings by Australian artists of Australian scenes and shows the quality of works by artists we could attract to the area. In holding this outdoor painting week the Society is

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not looking at financial gain, but to bring artists to the area showcasing our city and to assist local artists to paint outdoors as a way of improving their skills. The Festival will bring new people to the area, with associated benefits to local businesses in the form of accommodation and restaurants. Registration at the Society’s rooms in Lambton Park are from 4pm Sunday 14th October to welcome artists, socialise and advise the schedule for the week. At the conclusion on Friday 19th October from 6pm the Society will hold an exhibition featuring only those works produced during the week. It will be open to the public with all art works for sale. Everyone loves a scene of Newcastle and what better way is there but to watch an artist paint and then possibly buy a piece of work at an exhibition on Friday night? On Saturday 20th October artists will collect their unsold works and head home. For registration forms or further information please go to the Society’s website www. or contact Ron Deas, President ron.; 0428 451 821

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Lambton Public School P&C trivia fundraiser

Showing off their knowledge on many varied subjects and raising more than $5500 for classroom equipment at Lambton Public School to boot. Clockwise from right: (L to R) Terry and Sarah from Dudley, Bryan from Lambton and Andrew and Sarah from Lakelands; Karina, Craig, Megan and Gavin from Lambton with Alison and Scott from North Lambton; host Christine Armstrong; Blaise from Adamstown Heights, Chelsea from Georgetown, Jordan from Adamstown Heights and Jacob from Georgetown. ; organisers Marnie Threadingham and Joel Goodsir

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Adamstown Business Group networking drinks

Business owners from in and around Adamstown area got together for drinks at The Nags Head recently. Hosted by Adamstown Business Group, the event served as a launch of a new shop local initiative. At the event were, at right (L to R) Leah Stevens, Margaret Godfrey, Ailsa Barnett, Sharon O’Rourke and Allan Turner. Below (L to R) David Shaw, Rod Barnes and Rod Pattenden

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Launch of ‘150 years of retail in Elder Street’ Local historian Julie Keating launched her most recent work a brochure detailing 150 years of trading in Elder Street Lambton to a large crowd in the Lambton Library garden recently. At right (L to R) Councillor Andrea Rufo, Steve Sternbeck, Julie Keating, Charles Martin, Lachlan Wetherall and Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen

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Hamilton Child Care Centre’s community movie night

Enjoying the film ‘Captain Underpants’ at Hamilton Child Care Centre’s movie night in Gregson Park. Clockwise from right: the Atherton family from Hamilton; The Rodgers family from Merewether; the Middleton family, Aunties from Hamilton (and the UK); the Dulvey kids from New Lambton.

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JH Kids Club

A $60,000 cardiopulmonary assessment machine is the next item on the list for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Kids Club, and a fundraiser will be held next month. The machine is a piece of equipment that tests heart and lung function, measuring things like oxygen uptake, blood pressure and carbon dioxide output during incremental exercise. Exercise testing is an important part of cystic fibrosis reviews to monitor disease progression, and is also used in the determination of exercise-induced asthma. Newcastle Theatre Company will be hosting the Kids Club at a performance of their upcoming comedy Harvey, with proceeds going to the purchase of the machine.

You can support the great work of the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Kids Club at the charity performance of ‘Harvey’ at Newcastle Theatre Company Harvey tells the story an alcoholic named Elwood whose best friend is Harvey, and invisible six-foot-tall rabbit. A comedy of errors ensues with Elwood’s sister tries to have him committed to a sanitarium.

The fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 9 at the De Vitre Street theatre. The show commences at 8pm and tickets are $35. To purchase a ticket, phone Jan Waugh on 0418 487 865.


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New look for Greater branch Greater Bank will relocate its New Lambton branch to a new site in Regent Street this month. The new-look branch, set to open mid-October at 50 Regent Street, will not only feature a range of modern banking facilities but also a space that will be made available for the local community to utilise for local business and community events. Greater Bank’s Group Executive Sales Marketing & Distribution, Craig Newham, said the design and facilities highlights the customer-owned bank’s desire for the branch to be more than just a place to undertake banking services. “Greater Bank has been part of the fabric of Newcastle and the Hunter for more than 70 years and in that time, we have prided ourselves on being more than just a financial services provider. We have a long history of supporting the communities that support us,” Mr Newham said. “The relocation of the New Lambton branch has allowed us to add another dimension to our support of the community by providing a space that local community groups, schools and businesses can utilise.

“It’s a unique development that highlights our desire not only to operate in, but be a central part, of the New Lambton community.” The branch has been designed to better service current and prospective Greater Bank customers, who will be greeted by staff at a concierge desk to ensure their in-branch requirements are best met. As well as the traditional over-the-counter services, customers will have access to iPads and ATM for self-service banking.

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The Newcastle Home-Start team invites you to celebrate family and friendship at our fundraising trivia night! Get your team together and join us for a night of fun!


LOTS OF FUN GAMES, SILENT AUCTIONS, RAFFLES AND PRIZES GALORE! $15 per person payable prior to event - tables of 8 available Arrive around 6.30pm for 7.00pm start Bring a plate of nibbles for your table, coffee, tea and slices will be provided for supper plus the bar will be open for refreshments! So, put your winning team together and help support a wonderful cause! 100% of the proceeds will go towards keeping our volunteers visiting kids and parents who need a helping hand.

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The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Review by Summer Maloy (Aged 10) Sophie and Agatha are two girls who live in town where every four years two children are stolen and taken to the School for Good and Evil. Sophie wants to be stolen as she wants to become a princess and live happily ever after. Both girls are stolen one year and Sophie is sent to the evil school and Agatha is sent to the good school. Sophie desperately wants to change to the good school and Agatha just wants to go home. When I picked this book up I thought it was going to be your average fairytale with a witch, a princess, a prince and a happily ever after but I was wrong! There are witches, princesses, princes but not your average happy ever after. The book has many more characters, events and is much more involved. It is filled with cliffhangers, and it was scary in some parts. It is really exciting and you feel like you are there. I recommend kids 10yrs and older to read this book, and if you like fantasy series you should check this out‌.As far as I know there are four books in the series so far. I have only read the first two and I loved them, if you ever happen to pick one up I hope you enjoy it as much as me.

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Local news from another time... From Miners’ Advocate and Northumberland Recorder, Saturday 9th October 1875

Western Herald (Bourke NSW), Saturday 20th October 1888

The Newcastle Sun, Thursday 9th October 1924

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THAT WAS THEN This is now

with Lachlan Wetherall

Thomas Pease

The Great War had been fought for little over a year, when Henry Burg and Thomas Pease of Lambton called a public meeting in September 1915, to form a committee to provide a “send-off to our boys for the front” and to welcome home wounded and invalided soldiers. Just two weeks later the committee was at work, farewelling Private J Mitchell at the Marquis of Lorne Hotel. Thomas Pease’s involvement in the committee soon took on a personal aspect, when his​ younger brother Harry enlisted in November. How much that affected his own decision, we don’t know, but in January 1916 Thomas also enlisted. In March, the send-off committee presented Harry

and Thomas with inscribed wallets, and on 1 May 1916 the brothers embarked together from Sydney on the steamship Benalla. Even as they sailed, Thomas’ wife Mary was busy at home fundraising for the Ladies’ Anzac Club. The brothers arrived in Salisbury Plains, England, where they trained for several months before departing to France in November. Thomas was at the front for just four months before being repatriated to a hospital in England, suffering chronic synovitis, a severe inflammation in his knee. Shortly afterwards came the news that Harry had been shot during action, and had died of his wounds on 30 May 1917. Thomas’ health did not improve, and he was sent home. He was accorded a public welcome in the Coronation Hall in October 1917. One year later, the foundation stone for the Lambton Park Memorial Gates was laid, and in the following months Thomas saw his own name, and that of his deceased brother Harry engraved on the gate pillars, alongside 138 other Lambton soldiers. The war ended and the men came home, each to an enthusiastic welcome from the citizens. In March 1920, the returned soldiers held a banquet in gratitude for “the excellent work of the patriotic bodies of Lambton.” The president of the organising committee? Mr Thomas Pease.

Early photograph of the Lambton Park Memorial Gates. Photographer unknown

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Merewether High boy

Brett is Newcastle boy. Growing up in Merewether, he was schooled at The Junction Primary and Merewether High, before studying Biomedical Science at Newcastle Uni. He has always loved his sport, being a representative Rugby Union forward for Merewether Carlton before Sydney clubs enticed him south to play. Now if Brett can find any spare time it will be on Merewether Golf Course. Brett returned to Newcastle University to study Pharmacy in their first intake in 2004. From 2006, Brett was a Managing Pharmacist in the Junction Fair Pharmacy before moving to Chemmart Edgeworth to replace his pregnant wife. In 2016 Brett bought Piggott’s Pharmacy Lambton with Anthony and is the Managing Pharmacist and Compounding Chemist. Brett’s wife, Courtney, is a Pharmacist at Piggott’s Pharmacy on Glebe. They have 2 young girls, not yet at school, and a dog keeping the house busy.

Both are very passionate about pharmacy and their goal is to help our patients to achieve the best health outcomes possible. Brett’s aim to provide exceptional service and his endeavour is to exceed every customer’s expectations every single time they come to his pharmacy. He takes pride in his occupation and feels pharmacy is a way to help people on an everyday basis with this philosophy appreciated by his growing loyal customer list. The Plumb family



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Once upon a time, on a dairy farm in Perth back in 2005, the MooGoo story began. The Head of the Herd (founder Craig Jones) noticed that his mum was using a white paste, intended for use on cows, to help manage a skin problem. The cream was formulated to help keep the skin on cow’s udders in good condition for milking, and although it worked, it was thick and hard to apply. As you can imagine, cow’s udders need to be kept soft and supple, not dry and cracked. No one likes an angry cow. Since mum didn’t particularly like being lathered in a thick cream made for cows, Craig took on the task of reformulating it to be lighter and non-greasy to help mum out. The name “Udder Cream” was a

bit crass for a lady, so they referred to it lovingly as Moo-Goo, (goo for the cows) and the name stuck. Starting a skin care company wasn’t the initial idea, but eventually friends and family found out about it, tried it and kept asking for more. But it didn’t stop there. Since then MooGoo has grown to over 40 products to help with lots of different problems, from dealing with irritable skin and itchy scalps, to natural sun care products and a Baby Range for the little ones. Our ingredient philosophy remains the same: To make effective products using healthy ingredients, that we are comfortable using on ourselves and our loved ones.



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History with Phil Warren

Park’s in bloom

Street just to the east of the present day tennis courts. The watery park had a substantial pedestrian bridge over the creek in the early years. As the park was filled in the creek became part of the network of underground drains. As well as flower gardens the park has had many uses such as men’s and ladies’ bowling clubs, tennis courts and, of course, children’s play areas. Importantly in 1920 it was chosen as the site of Hamilton municipality’s Great War memorial. With 633 names, including 98 ‘killed in action’ the memorial was dedicated in 1922.

Over the years the park has had a number of different decorative gardens, many being more extensive than Hamilton’s much-loved Gregson Park was dedicated the present display. over 130 years ago for public usage as a recreation In the 1950s there was a flower bed decoratively arranged as a map of Australia. ground. Hamilton Council and the community had lobbied the In 2018, despite the dry season, the Gregson Park A. A. Company for a number of years prior to the flower beds are welcoming spring with a splash of colour. hand-over of the land in 1886. The area was swampy and had a creek flowing from the corner of Samdon and Tudor Streets to Lindsay

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Above: Gregson Park Hamilton , flower map of Australia. c. 1957 (State Library of New South Wales) At right: This Spring’s blooms at Gregson Park


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Matters by Dr Stuart Edser

Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

The grey area

I see a lot of people in my room who have come to talk to me about their alcohol use. In truth, some of them are what we have traditionally called alcoholics, but many more are drinkers, whose relationship to alcohol has fallen into that category we might call the grey area. They’re not alcoholics, but they are experiencing a problem. The grey area sees different presentations. There are those who binge drink. They won’t drink at all during the week but on Saturday night, they will over-imbibe.

There are those who rarely drink, but when they do, say at a function, they can’t stop. They overdo it. But the most frequent in this category are the daily drinkers. People who have one or two beers or wines after work every day and maybe three or four on the weekends. But this is not without consequence. With chronic (daily) ethanol consumption, we are forcing our liver to be constantly on the job metabolising it. It can cause fatty liver, excess lipids in the blood, accumulation of lactic acid in body fluids, excess production of ketones, and elevated levels of uric acid in the blood; none of these to be taken lightly. And with drinking comes the inevitable struggling the next day, trying to think clearly, not getting restorative sleep, feeling uncomfortable in your body and feeling bad for having done it. But daily drinking can also be a sign that we are using it as a way to cope with life. This is drinking for coping, signaling it’s maybe time to talk to someone. In Australia now, many people are choosing to either ease back on their drinking. Younger people (30s) are drinking less than before, and commonly now, people in their 40s and 50s are even deciding to quit alcohol altogether. They’ve had enough of the grey area.

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Matters with Sue Odgers of Elders Real Estate, Lambton

Are you ready for Open Inspection?

It is official: you are selling your home! Hopefully, you’ve chosen a real estate agent and they’ve gone through the marketing package and strategy with you. That means it’s up to you to roll up your sleeves and get the property gleaming. Since there are plenty of tasks that need to be attended to, it’s worth diarising these responsibilities to ensure nothing is forgotten. Get packing If you are living in the property, and particularly if you have a family, chances are that your home looks ‘lived in’. Walk around, take stock of everyone’s possessions and get started with sorting it all. Work out what can be sold, donated or disposed of. Do this first. Then, assess what can be put into storage; for example, seasonal sporting equipment, extra toys and clothes. Store these away, either in an attic space, garage or even purchased storage. The result will be a cleaner, clearer and more inviting space. Freshen up the paint job Perhaps your home isn’t crying out for a renovation, particularly if it is already a contemporary property. However, if you’re seeing scuff marks on walls, tired paintwork or even darker colours or feature walls that just no longer work, put down the drop sheets, get out the swatches and refresh your walls. Consider outsourcing this if time is of the essence or if you lack the skillset. Finish those fiddly jobs Have you got a faulty light switch, power point or broken latch that’s been bothering you? If it is irritating you, imagine how a prospective buyer who is walking through the home will feel about it. Don’t

leave it to the eleventh hour – if a minor improvement is needed, get to the hardware store, or call in the professional if it required, and check that off of your list. The great outdoors Almost every property has an outdoor space or two, even if it’s just a balcony or a strip of garden at the front. Assess your front, side and back areas and work out any cleaning, landscaping and gardening that needs to happen. These spaces can win over buyers, especially if they entice them with relaxing vibes and inspiration for outdoor entertaining. Ensure you pay attention to these whilst preparing your home. Consider a stylist Your selling agent may suggest one anyway, but if you are lacking confidence in the style of your property, its presentation or just want to maximise the appeal of your home, a stylist could be key. If you are opting for home staging, get organised and get onto appraisals and booking for this as soon as possible. Come spring, they do get busy. Keep that diary in check, have your first open date circled and get your to-do list done! This will ensure that when it comes for the world to meet your home, you are cool, calm, collected and market ready.


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Matters by Margaret Glenn CPA of Pritchard Partners

Does it pay to have shares? They’ve been a trusty source of income for Australians for many years, but should we be reconsidering the stability of share dividends? In the past, shares in companies like Australia’s big four banks were considered a safe, sensible place to grow your hard earned cash. But due to the banking royal commission, most financial institutions have taken a hit. Does that mean they’re no longer a secure

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option? Here are a few ways to cut through the hype and benefit from shares. Firstly, investors need to focus on future dividends – rather than an immediate income. When it comes to dividends, you’re in it for the long haul. And generally over the long term shares have been shown to outperform property investments. So while in the short term the sharemarket is subject to fluctuation, the long term profit prediction is still solid. One of the best ways to protect your portfolio is to diversify. It involves spreading your investment between different industries to reduce the chances of things turning ugly. It also safeguards you in case one industry begins to underperform. Deciding what to invest in can be difficult. That’s why there are many financial and investment advisors, specifically trained to guide you through the process. It’s thoroughly recommended you seek their advice before taking the plunge. Margaret Glenn is a Certified Practicing Accountant and director of Rees Pritchard Pty Limited. Established in 1951, and locally owned and operated, The Pritchard Group offers a range of financial services such as financial planning and investment advising, stockbroking, shares and wealth management.

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HEALTH Matters with Dr Jane Watson of Ethos Health

Why fad diets don’t work

Want to lose weight fast? A fad diet might help you achieve that goal, but you can be sure the weight will pile back on when you resume your regular diet. The best approach is to change your lifestyle, permanently. If you want to make a lasting change, you need to make real changes. And what better time to do that, than Spring? The greatest success is seen with ongoing counselling and support from a dietician to manage your weight long term, because let’s face it, life is longer than eight weeks. Here are some tips to seeing sustainable results. 1.Focus on eating regularly: Be prepared with healthy snacks like nuts, fruit and yoghurt to avoid crashing and burning or overeating at the next meal.

2.Start with the right fuel: Breakfast eaters are slimmer than those who skip a morning meal and tend to make healthier choices throughout the day. 4.Everything in moderation: There’s no need to deprive yourself of the foods you love. Enjoy a wide variety of foods, including ‘treat’ foods – everything in moderation! 5. Clear fluids for a clear mind: Go easy on the alcohol and cut out empty kilojoules in soft drinks – sticking to tap or sparkling water will save you around 700kJ. 6. Get moving: Get your heart rate up for 30-60 minutes of moderate exercise each day. 7. Seek support: An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is your diet coach – providing you with tailored advice and support to help you achieve your goals. Ethos Health has experienced dietitians who can help you lose weight, while managing a variety of health conditions including Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Ethos team has multiple areas of expertise to help assist ‘every body.’ Contact us on 4962 8700 or book online at www.ethoshealth. Ethos Health provides expert physiotherapy, dietician, exercise physiology and health and wellbeing programs for the individual and workplace.

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Matters by Chris Hill-Smith

Accredited Specialist-Wills & Estates of Appleton Law, Lambton

Powers of Attorney A general Power of Attorney can be prepared for a variety of reasons. The power conferred can be for a specific function. For example, if a person is going overseas for a time they can appoint someone to act for them in relation to a specific matter. Or, the power may be limited to a particular period of time, perhaps if someone is going into hospital, or interstate. These general types of Powers of Attorney cease if the principal loses capacity.

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Enduring Powers of Attorney continue on even if the principal loses the capacity to make their own decisions and allow the appointed attorney to do anything which the principal could lawfully do. It is these types which have come under scrutiny recently with an increasing focus on elder abuse and the mismanagement of an elder’s affairs, resulting in loses for the principal and potentially for the future beneficiaries of the principal’s estate. Generally an attorney is not allowed to benefit personally from the use of the power. Nor may an attorney give a gift of the principal’s property to anyone else, nor authorise another person to obtain a benefit from the principal or their property. If the principal wishes for those things to be allowable, express authority must be given in the instrument. Attorneys must keep accurate accounts of all transactions undertaken using the power. When a power is to be used for dealing with real property, the Power of Attorney must be registered with NSW Land Registry Services and it is also important to note that an attorney is not able to obtain a copy of the principal’s will without express authority. Provisions can be put into place to protect against the abuse of a power. Provisions such as making sure the power cannot be used unless a medical practitioner certifies that the principal has lost the capacity to make their own decisions or, requiring the principal to expressly authorise any transaction undertaken using the power while they still have capacity can limit the opportunities for abuse of the power. If things do go wrong and it is suspected the power is being abused, applications can be made to the Guardianship Tribunal or the Supreme Court of NSW, both of which are able to make a wide range of orders including removal of the attorney, recovery of property and orders to account.

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VET Chat

by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic

Waiting room manners

We love all our patients and clients – we really do! – and we do everything that we can to make you feel comfortable– this includes playing relaxing music, having pheromone diffusers, and interacting with joy or gentleness depending on what is required! But sometimes we need a bit of help! Here are some ideas for you to think about when visiting the vet, to make it a pleasant and safe experience for everyone: 1. If your dog is very hyperactive or nervous, please ring ahead. We can find somewhere out the back for him to wait for his appointment..or if you prefer, you can wait outside. Leave him in the car while you check in with reception, and when your appointment

is finished, take him straight back out to the car before you see Rene or Simone to pick up medications and pay the bill. 2. Bring your cat in a cat cage with a towel covering the top of it – we have plenty to lend out if you don’t own one, and they can be bought quite cheaply at shops like Go-Lo. When you arrive keep the carrier on your knee, or ask one of us if he can wait in another room. It’s incredibly scary for cats to sit on the floor while big dogs hover around! 3. Don’t let other people or animals interact with your pet if they are nervous. Have your dog on a short leash. We can lend you one if you can’t find yours. 4. Take your dog for a quick wee walk before he comes in. 5. Ask before you sit down next to another customer – they might be too shy to tell you that their pet is fearful. 6. If you suspect that your pet has a contagious disease (for example cat flu or parvovirus) ring ahead before you come in and we will be ready to help you straight past the consult room and into an isolation area to wait for your vet check. 7. If you have a little creature such as a bunny, rat, reptile or bird, bring them in an enclosed container or cage where they will feel safe and be safe!


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Chat by Dr Ben Seckold of Hamilton Doctors

High blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the pressure of your blood on the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body. It’s a vital part of how your heart and circulation works. Your blood pressure naturally goes up and down all the time, adjusting to your heart’s needs depending on what you are doing. High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is persistently higher than normal. A blood pressure reading under 120/80mmHg is considered optimal. Readings over 120/80mmHg and up to 139/89mmHg are in the normal to high normal range. Blood pressure that’s high over a long time is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. As you get older, the chances of having persistently high blood pressure increases.

It’s very important to get your blood pressure checked regularly, and if it’s persistently high it needs to be controlled. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack or stroke. It may also affect your kidneys. The medical name for high blood pressure over a long period of time is hypertension. Causes The exact causes of high blood pressure are often not clear. Your blood pressure may be strongly influenced by family history, eating patterns (including  salty foods), alcohol intake, weight, how much  physical activity you do. Some medicines can also raise blood pressure. Symptoms You can’t feel high blood pressure. There are usually no warning signs, so you can have it and not know. That’s why it’s important to get it checked. Diagnosis The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked by your local GP. Blood pressure can vary at different times of the day. Sometimes it can even go up just because someone is taking it, so it’s important to have an accurate measure of your blood pressure. Controlling high blood pressure If you have high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about the best way to control it.

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Matters with Sara Knight of The Gut Clinic

Stress gut

If I had to pick just two main causes of gut issues, I would pick food and stress. Food is not just the food we eat, but also how we break the food down and how well we absorb it. Yet stress can affect what we eat and utilise our food as well as our overall gut health. Considering today’s lifestyle of chronic busyness, short deadlines and constant contact via email and social media, stress is a major consideration for all my clients. Stress affects our gut health in two ways: 1. Impacts the function of the gut by acting on gut motility, inflammation, permeability and perception of pain to name a few. 2. Affects the balance of the healthy bacteria in our gut thereby allowing unhealthy and pathogenic bacteria to increase in population. So now that we appreciate the link between stress and your gut health, here are some ways to increase your stress resilience and therefore gut health: - Get outside - breath in the fresh air, look at the sky, not the screen and breathe deeply, all of which can help reduce stress - Learn to say no - whether it be a case of FOMO or peer pressure, learn to do what needs to be done, not what should be done. - If you can’t change it, then accept it with grace - our mindset is a big factor in stress. Watch your self-talk and be accepting when appropriate. - Move your body - exercise is a great stress reliever. Be careful though as overtraining, especially when chronically stressed, can actually add to your stress levels. - Sleep well – insufficient and poor-quality sleep are stressors for the body and mind. If you wake feeling not less than refreshed most mornings, then you should look at ways to improve your sleep and therefore decrease your stress Finally, ask for help. Stress can have a huge impact on not just our gut health but our overall physical, emotional and mental health. A supportive chat with a friend or maybe a visit to a counsellor or coach may be just that bit of help you need to decrease your stress and improving your gut health as well.


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Matters by Lee Clements of Sensom Health & Wellbeing

Float your pain away

Although flotation therapy has been around for many hundreds of years (think Dead Sea!), and float ‘tanks’ available since the 1950’s, it was not until the early 2000s and the introduction in the UK of the modern ‘float pod’ supplanting the earlier rectangular ‘tanks’ that the benefits of floatation began to make inroads into mainstream health and wellbeing. Modern pods have been designed to enhance the float experience, dispel fears of confined space and deliver lasting mental and physical benefits. The sleek and modern design of ‘pods’ is matched by enhanced functionality to maximise benefits; features include ease of access, significantly increased size, float area and salt water, scientifically enhanced water filtration and management technology and digitally managed sound systems.

In metropolitan areas floatation has expanded significantly and word of its benefits is spreading fast. Significant research has helped the cause and in addition to growing referrals by health professionals, floatation therapy (with its unique sensory deprivation) is increasingly used by those with demanding work loads, sports men and women, and those in the creative industries such as performing, writing and music. Researched proven benefits of regular floatation sessions include decreases in stress, PTSD, anxiety and depression with improved sleep patterns, relief in physical pain and muscle tension, (e.g. fibromyalgia, arthritis), enhanced athletic performance, and increased creativity (one study found that floating improved the technical ability of musicians during jazz improvisation!). A typical float session lasts 60 minutes, although many people float for 90 or 120 minutes depending on their individual needs. If you are new to ‘floating’ it is not uncommon to experience restlessness during your first session until your body and mind settle into the uniqueness of the environment and the sensory deprivation it delivers. To help you with this, at Sensom we offer an introductory offer of 3 floats in 2 weeks – why not come in and see how significantly a floatation therapy session in one of our pods can improve your health and wellbeing.


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with Cheryl Shaw of Dogoverboard

Do you check your dog’s feet?

Take a good close look at your dog’s feet, not just the nails. Look under the feet and between the toes. Is there hair covering the underside of the feet and between the pads? Is there hair hanging out between the toes? This hair can cause big problems and discomfort to your dog or puppy. Are you seeing paw prints on the tiles and floor boards? When there is moisture on the grass, our dog’s feet get wet. When they come back inside or onto solid surfaces, they track water and leave paw prints behind. This can be a sign that the hair under the feet is too long. It is holding excess moisture and is making the dog’s

feet slippery. Also if the hair under the feet is too long, the dog will not have traction even when its feet are dry. Slipping and sliding on floors or stairs can really make the dog scared and fearful of walking on those areas. If the dog slips or falls the dog remembers this incident and will associate the area with fear. This is a big problem for old dogs and young puppies. Puppies often have lots of hair on their little pads. When the puppy is playing on tiles or floorboards their legs can slide out from under them. This can lead not only to fear of the flooring surface but injury to your puppy. Long hair under the dog’s foot, will matt quite badly, collect debris, dirt and mud and cause discomfort and pain to your dog. Bindies and “cateye” thorns can get caught in the hair causing pain to the dog. Good experienced groomers always remove excessive hair and matting under the feet and between the pads. From a professional stand point, untrimmed feet pads indicate un-finished, inexperienced and cost cutting grooming. In particular, I recommend that you take your puppy very early to an experienced groomer just to have the pads and nails trimmed. You should be able to get this done without an appointment. Not only will this benefit the welfare of the puppy but it also gets the puppy used to having its feet touched. So always make sure that the hair around your dog’s pads and feet are maintained and closely trimmed. Your dog will be a lot happier and love you.

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Matters by Anthony Piggott

of Piggott’s Pharmacies Blackbutt, Lambton, Hamilton and Glebe Road


Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress or danger, but constant feelings of tension or fear may be due to an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can make life hard. Most anxiety disorders can be well managed. Treatments include counselling and medicines. Normal anxiety reactions pass once the stress or danger has gone. A person with an anxiety disorder has ongoing anxiety that may feel worse than a normal anxiety reaction. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in Australia. One in four people will experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their life.

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Symptoms Some symptoms of anxiety are: • feeling irritable, restless or out of control • problems with thinking or concentration • sleeping problems • a fear that something bad will happen • a fast heartbeat • sweating • headache • nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea • trembling or shaking • feeling dizzy or lightheaded • tense muscles (e.g. sore back, neck or jaw) • chest pains or tightness • rapid breathing, shortness of breath • a feeling of choking or a lump in your throat • feeling tired easily • problems with eyesight. Self care • Share your anxious thoughts and feelings with someone you trust. • Learn about your anxiety disorder and how to manage it. • Exercise at a moderate level for at least 150 minutes each week to improve health, sleep and mood. • Learn and use relaxation techniques to relax your body and mind. • Get plenty of sleep and take time to relax. • Have a healthy diet. Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, wholegrain/ wholemeal foods, protein-rich foods (e.g. nuts, lean meats, fish, eggs, beans) and low-fat dairy foods every day. Limit foods high in fat, sugar or salt. • Don’t smoke. Nicotine can make anxiety worse. • Stop drinking alcohol or limit alcohol to no more than two standard drinks per day. It can make anxiety worse. • Limit caffeine (e.g. coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks). It can make anxiety worse. Getting help Help is available for people with anxiety disorders, and their families and friends. Doctors, psychologists and counsellors can give professional help and there are community support groups for many types of anxiety disorders.

AGE Matters with Joseph McCarthy

CEO of NovaCare Community Services

Changing Home Care provider is easy! What happens if you realise that you have picked the wrong Home Care provider? What happens if your provider isn’t delivering what they promised or what you expected? In 2017, one of the changes that the Federal Government introduced to put Australians in control of services coming to their homes is that you are able to choose the right provider to meet your goals and needs. You are also able to change your provider if you want to.

If you decide to make a change, any unspent home care package funds (less any exit amount) will move with you to your new provider. At NovaCare we are huge supporters of this change as it gives you more choice over your provider and the care and services that you receive. NovaCare does not have any exit fee as we want you to be with a provider who best meets your needs. If you decide to change providers there are three simple steps to follow:Step 1: Notify your current provider in writing that you’re leaving and confirm a date to finish up their services. This is known as a cessation date. Step 2: Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and request to have your referral code reactivated and tell them the name of the provider you wish to transfer to. Step 3: Call your new provider after you have reactivated your referral code and give them your code and the cessation date agreed to with the former service provider. Your new provider can then work with you to develop an individual care plan and commence services. The Home Care provider you decide to move to can help you manage these steps to change. If you have any questions about Home Care Packages you can contact the friendly team at NovaCare on 1300 363 654 for an obligation free chat.

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TRAVEL Matters by Ian and Sue Roberts

of Memorable Destination

A hidden Adriatic jewell Mention Europe’s Adriatic Sea and thoughts probably turn to Venice, the Italian Riveria, Dubrovnik or Split. However, we found that it wasn’t necessary to compete with hordes of tourists or pay high accommodation prices to catch a little Adriatic beauty. In the sea’s north, on a 46 kilometre stretch of coastline belonging to Slovenia, sits the charming red-roofed medieval walled town of Piran. Long regarded as a hidden treasure by travellers in the know - and the source of acclaimed world class

salt, Fleur de Sel - Piran is a remarkably attractive and photogenic port town. Piran’s striking baroque architecture reflects an unusual history. For example: • by the 7th Century, Piran was under Byzantine rule • in about 952 AD, it became part of the Holy Roman Empire. • from 1283 to 1797, Piran was in the Republic of Venice • in 1797, it was annexed to Austria • between 1806 and 1814, it was ceded to the Napoleonic Empire • at the start of the 20th Century, Piran was AustroHungarian • after the First World War, the town was ceded to Italy. • in 1954, Piran was annexed to Yugoslavia • since 1991, the town has been part of Slovenia. Piran is about one hour by car from international airports at Ljubljana, Slovenia and Trieste, Italy. Follow Ian and Sue’s travels on www. or on Instagram at @ memorable_destination, @memorable_travels or @ memorable-hotels.

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FITNESS Matters with Ali & Dan Marshall of Corefit Newcastle

Overcoming weight loss plateau

Feeling stuck when it comes to your last 5-10kilos? A plateau can be frustrating but just about everyone at some point will experience one when trying to lose weight. There is one important thing to consider if you have hit a weight loss plateau: Is it possible that you are at a healthy weight? Are you searching for something that is out of reach? Is your goal weight unrealistic for where you are now in life? This can often be the case, and if so it may be time to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle rather than shifting more weight.

If you have plateaued and you’re adamant you have more weight to lose, then there are four simple things you can do to help break through a weight loss plateau. Keep your fluids up Remaining hydrated is important since your body will crave food even when you are mildly dehydrated. Also, drinking more water can help your body boost metabolism. Get your protein up Eating more protein will help your body build more muscle, which is known to increase your metabolism. Protein also has the highest thermic effect of food, meaning your body will burn more calories while digesting protein. Shake up your routine Doing the same old thing for the past six months? When it comes to exercise, your body adapts to what it is you are doing, making your regular routine less effective. It’s best to be doing something that is variable, that keeps your body guessing and high intense in nature. Adjust your calorie intake The calorie intake you initially had when you began your weight loss journey may need to be adjusted to match your body’s current weight loss needs. It may be worth speaking with a Dietitian to get a specific plan drawn up or tracking your calories on My Fitness Pal.



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Lambton High School students (L to R) Lleyton Richards, Will Stevenson and Mitchell Wilson-Jones with the NSW Combined High Schools shield

Hunter Region CHS tennis team with team manager Jenn-Anne Hoffman (Fetch)


Hunter CHS tennis team aces state champs

Local students performed well in the Hunter Combined High Schools (CHS) Tennis Championships last month. Of nine players selected for the Hunter team, three are from Lambton High School. Eight teams from throughout New South Wales competed at Inverell in September. Played as a Round Robin, the tournament pitted the best junior players from all parts of the state against each other. The Hunter team performed very well winning 6 of their rounds. They met North Coast in the final to secure the coveted Alan Basford Shield. In terms of individual results Lleyton Richards of Broadmeadow received merit selection as number 2 player for the tournament after winning all 7 of his singles and 6 of 7 doubles matches. Other Hunter team members to receive merit selection were Nathan Monk, Matthew Tennant and Liam O’Neill.

Lambton Jaffas Under 13 C’s

Defeated Warners Bay 4-1, at King Park at Raymond Terrace to claim the premiership. Goals were scored by Cooper Young, Connor Sternbeck and Cooper Hampson with two. Coaches Aurelio Ciarrocchi and John Young led the team through an awesome season where they fought hard to come third on the ladder and then progressed to win the grand final! At right the team is seen picking up their grand final winners medals. If you or your sporting team have a great result you would like us to report on 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 > October 2018 > Page 53

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JUNIORS in SPORT Jaffas Presentation Day

A large crowd was on hand at the Lambton Jaffas Junior Football Club’s presentation day recently. Clockwise from below: (L to R) Leonidas and William; back row: Jesse, Zane, Braith, Ethan, Hayden, front row: Archie, Jonathan, Carl, Elvis; Nate on the jumping castle; Conrad, Edward and Beau

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Rosebuds Presentation Day

Celebrating another season’s end at the Adamstown Rosebud Junior Football Club presentation day at Adamstown Bowling Club. Clockwise from right: (L to R) Lotte, Ava, Stella and Georgia; Eddie; Jedd and Faris; Adrienne, Cruz, Kieran and Hamish; Xavier and Max

If you would 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 > October 2018 > Page 55

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NOW OPEN AT 4 HASSALL ST, HAMILTON We have low cost food for people on a Government Benefit Card. Our selection includes basic food items, fresh fruit and vegetables, personal and laundry items and even food for your pets!

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Local & Live entertainment this month Blackbutt Hotel

Fri 5 Sat 6 Sat 13 Sat 20 Sat 27

Morning Glory Shivoo Hornet The Associates Captain Risky

Gallipoli Legion Club Sun 7 Sun 14 Sun 21 Sun 28

The Leadbellies Soundscape Prestige Inc 2 Good Reasons

Hamilton Station Hotel Fri 12 The Flatliners Sun 28 Boots Porter & Lachlan X. Morris w/ Special Guest

Hunter Drama

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Civic Playhouse Wed 10 7pm Thu 11 7pm Fri 12 2pm & 7pm Sat 13 2pm & 7pm

Lizotte’s Wed 3 Live N Local Fri 5 Great Gig In The Sky - A Celebration Of Pink Floyd Sun 7 Graeme Connors (lunch) Wed 10 Live N Local Thu 11 The Audreys Fri 12 Movers and Shakers (Parkinson’s Fundraiser) Sat 13 Stiff Gins

Sun 14 Rick Price (lunch) Wed 17 Live N Local Thu 18 Russell Morris Fri 19 Tex Perkins & Matt Walker Sat 20 Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) Sun 21 Damien Leith (lunch) Kallidad & Band of Dawn (evening) Wed 24 Live N Local Thu 25 You Oughta Know... Songs of Alanis Morissette Fri 26 Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Sat 27 Bondi Cigars Sun 28 Joseph and James Tawadros (lunch) Steve Balbi (evening) Tues 30 Whitebridge High School Music Showcase Wed 31 Live N Local

Newcastle Theatre Co. The Third Act by Emma White Directed by Julie Black Sat 6 8pm Sun 7 2pm Wed 10 8pm Fri 12 8pm Sat 13 2pm & 8pm Wed 17 8pm Fri 19 8pm Sat 20 8pm

Northern Star Hotel Fri 5 Sat 6 Fri 12 Sat 13

Michael Peter Allon, Greg McKew Josh Callaway Mark Wood

Fri 19 Sat 20 Fri 26 Sat 27

Jack Derwin Dean Kyrwood John Larder Rooney West

Northumberland Hotel Fri 6 Fri 13 Fri 20 Fri 27

Nano Michael Peter Aaron Hood Dean Kyrwood

Wests New Lambton Fri 6 Sat 7 Fri 13 Sat 14 Fri 20 Sat 21 Fri 27 Sat 28

Felix Quinn The Hot Yogis Gen-R-8 Cruzers The Rattle The Smarts The Years 2 Good Reasons

Wickham Park Hotel Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21 Fri 26

Tim Rogers + Dana Gehrman Milestones Plastic Voyage, The Lamplighter Codi Kaye, Grant Walmsley Blues Band Plastic Voyage with guests Duncan Woods & The Notable Few Madelyn, Rebecca Johnson Band One Man Dan, Fish Fry + Pow Wow Grant Walmsley Freebird Jam Night Amigos Chikarma Sangue Plan C

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. The Local > October 2018 > Page 57

Local Community Group Notices CHILDREN & FAMILIES PLAYGROUP MULTICULTURAL NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE Operates in partnership with KU Childrens Services, Northern Settlement Services and Mission Australia. A playgroup that is held for children aged 0-5 years accompanied by a parent or guardian each Tuesday during school term. A second playgroup is held on Fridays. Both operate from 10am to 12 noon and places are currently available. Each playgroup follows normal playgroup practices with a range of childrens activities including craft, painting, storeytelling, singing and free play. The playgroups are nondenominational and appreciate cultural diversity. Come along and enjoy the Playgroup experience in a safe and friendly environment- no cost. Ph 4965 5291 for more information. 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:

ATTENTION COMMUNITY GROUPS Please email your notice to: admin@ or post it to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of the month. Note that submissions may be edited or omitted due to space limitations. Page 58 > The Local > October 2018

COMMUNITY GROUPS COMMUNITY GARDEN MULTICULTURAL NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE Members of the Community Garden grow a range of plants in the garden bed they manage. We have several garden beds looking for members of the community to nurture and care for them. Membership of the community garden is available for a nominal fee and a willingness to support the garden through adherence to our garden agreement policy and membership document. We also have monthly meetings and several working bees. Come along grow and enjoy. To join please call 4965 5291. 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. PEARL BOX FOUNDATION Our annual day will this year be held at the Mark Hotel (corner Morehead and Dickson Sts, Lambton) on 13th October. This year’s theme is “Guys & Dolls” with fantastic prizes for best dressed. A raffle will be conducted with ticket sales commencing at 1 p.m., there will be a soloist playing from 4 p.m. and a duet singing from 7 p.m.. All money raised will be used in our community with the vast majority going to the John Hunter’s HRMI for research into neurological disorders. For further details on the event or the Pearl Box Foundation call Greg Box on 0425 200 982. GRANDMOTHERS AGAINST THE DETENTION OF REFUGEE CHILDREN Join our vigil every Thursday 5pm. Civic Park. Help us free the children. Bring them here.

Local Community Group Notices CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS 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. 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 Secretary, Andrew Wilson, on 0412 016 515 ROTARY CLUB OF NEWCASTLE ENTERPRISE Rotary Club of Newcastle Enterprise meets for dinner and friendship each Tuesday at Wests, Mayfield at 6.15pm. Visitors and potential new members are very welcome. Our Club fully embraces the Rotary motto “Service Above Self” and has a strong commitment to local youth and community projects often resulting in lifechanging experiences. For further information, please contact President Merrie How: merrie@ EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD NSW INC. NEWCASTLE BRANCH Meets each Monday at New Lambton Community Centre, Cnr Alma Road and Cromwell Street. 9.30am –-9pm. Visitors and beginners very welcome. Email : newcastleembroiderersguild@

HOBBIES & INTERESTS SOCIETY OF ARTISTS NEWCASTLE The Society of Artists, Newcastle, is offering a stARTup course to be held at Society of Artists Rooms, 38 Howe Street, New Lambton (in Lambton Park) to introduce interested participants to a range of media and techniques – water colour, pen and wash, travel sketching, acrylics, oils and mixed media. You can choose. 8 week course on Tuesdays 1-4pm commencing 9th October. Cost per class is $35, reduced cost for of $260 for all 8 classes. Paints and papers provided. For further information or application form please email Jenni Gander jennigan@ Ph 0423 180052 or Pam Carroll Ph 0412709358 or Jill Campbell

EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD NSW INC. NEWCASTLE BRANCH New Lambton Community Centre Corner Alma Rd and Cromwell St. New Lambton. Please join us on Monday November 26 th 10.15am – 2.00pm for our Annual Christmas stall featuring beautiful handmade gifts. Embroidery displays by our members, young embroiderers and some of the 2017 HSC Major works. Entry Free – Morning Tea – Gold Coin donation.

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

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Local Community Group Notices SENIORS GROUPS ACTIVEMOVES Friendly group exercise classes for seniors in Adamstown Uniting Church, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 10.15am. The classes are designed to improve strength, cardio health and focus on falls prevention. Run by accredited exercise professionals trained in managing safe, low impact programs. Exercises are modified to suit the individual who can excercise at own pace in a social environment. Everyone welcome. More information at www. or phone Jess 0402 931 226. RSL COFFEE POT DAY CLUB MEREWETHER Looking for something to do on a Friday? RSL Coffee Pot Day Club Merewether meets at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Windor St Merewether between 10am and 2pm. We offer morning tea, luncheon, guest speakers, games, entertainment, light exercise, mental stimulation, bus trips and a general all round good time. Transport can be arranged if needed. For further information contact Bev Bennett on 4963 7540 or Carole Seymour on 4957 8495. All welcome. 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 on 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. New people always welcome. Page 60 > The Local > October 2018

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. NEWCASTLE PETANQUE CLUB Do you have a set of Boules and rarely play with them? Then come along to Newcastle Petanque Club and enjoy the game under expert tuition. Come and try days are held on second Sunday of each month at the Club based in Nesca Park Cooks Hill (Corner Brooks St & Nesca Parade) commencing 9.30am and running for 2-3 hours. Newcomers and experienced players welcome. Other playing days are Wednesday afternoon from midday and Saturday afternoon from midday. Contact Jim for further details 4960 0945. 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 not-for-profit organisations can submit notices for publication free of charge. Email your notice to: or post to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of month

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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.

CHAIR Retro swivel single chair, cream coloured vinyl with dark brown trim, very comfortable, chrome base on casters, suit office/ lounge/bedroom, sell $50 Ph 0423 849 408 COFFEE MACHINE Aldi coffee pod machine, hardly used $20. Ph 0401 271 612

OUTDOOR ARM CHAIRS Dark green panther brand 24 in total, used last Xmas $8 each or all for $150. Ph 0449 126 646.

BEDS 2 single wooden beds with slats and mattresses in great condition, all sheets, doonas pillows and childrens light frame and cushions $100 each (bed plus accessories) pick up only Ph 0415 959 791

COFFEE TABLE Modern design, rectangular, cream glossy lacquer, very good condition. Length 1.5m x width 0.5m x height 0.35m. Only $100 Ph 0423 849 408 LOUNGE 5-seater brown fabric lounge, good condition $250 Ph 0414 578 175 SNOW SKI PANTS Snow ski pants 10-12 black, fully lined, new $20 Ph 0401 074 467

SPEAKER Five inch speaker, 4 OHMS for sale Ph 4945 9291 WEDDING GOWN Size 10-12, very elegant, taffeta, strapless, fitted bodice laced with marquis crystals, full skirt, perfect for the spring/summer bride. Cost $3500 sell for only $150 Ph 0423 849 408

LOST PURPLE KEYRING & KEYS Italian purple keyring and keys lost in Elder Street Lambton on 6th August. Can never be replaced. Lady owner very distressed. Please Phone 4952 6635

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OLD MUSIC CASSETTE TAPES and those storage draws, stereo tuner/amps, cassette decks, portable radio cassette players and some vinyl records. Ian Ph 0406 620 144 OLD SALT GLAZED CHIMNEY POTS


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garden pots, bird baths, edging tiles, sandstone, and things of interest, for my garden area. Cash paid. Jake Ph 0432 397 321 OLD VIDEO GAMES Consoles, games, accessories, all brands, Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Playstation. Are yours cluttering your space? Don’t chuck them SMS me Ph 0422 701 491

NOTICES DAY COACH TRIPS Monday 1st Wollombi Markets Tuesday 16th October Trip Lady Kendall, Tuesday 20th November Sydney Shopping, Sunday 2nd December Paddy’s Sydney Markets. For details phone Don 4952 8590 GUITAR TUITION Home visits, all levels, various styles. Patience with beginners. Learn correct techniques. Working with children check wwc 1233165E. Est. 2001, New Lambton studio. Brad Grayston Ph 0432 485 487

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 IRONING Need help getting ironing under control. Basket $25.00 drop off my house New Lambton in morning pick it up in afternoon. Call Lyn 0432 174 618 LAWN MOWING Lawn mowing, gardencare & rubbish removal look no further. 10% pensioner discount. Free quote. Ph James 0403 946 337 ODD JOBS DONE Yard and shed clearouts, rubbish taken away, lawns mowed and tidied, any odd jobs. Reasonable honest rates. Ph Ian 0432 201 121


PEST CONTROL Guaranteed. Average home $150, units/town houses $80, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas. German Cockroaches a specialty. Ph 0418 637 990 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 PET PORTRAITS Have an original pet portrait or give as a memorable gift. By multiple award winning artist. From $100 - A4. Michelle Ph 4956 4016

RELAX AND MEDITATE For everyone over 15. New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road New Lambton. Sessions are free of charge, sessions do not run on Public Holidays. Ph 0416 193 005 THEATRE TRIPS 2018 Jersey Boys from October onwards, Evita October. Ph Don 4952 8590 Solution to crossword on page 52 S O L G A A N S












































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