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A bench for Bella Issue: 53•A community newspaper for Newcastle’s suburbs•September 2018

A quiet park tucked into the back of New Lambton will become home to a memorial for a local little girl if some neighbouring kids have their way. Lilah Anderson, 10, Zander Sampson, 10, and Zahli Sampson, 9, want to pay tribute to Bella Rose Buckingham. Bella Rose was almost 17 months old when she passed away in 2011 due to a heart defect and complications from surgery. Bella Rose’s mum, Teresa Buckingham, said that they spent many hours in a park at the intersection of Woodlands Avenue and Aldyth Street. “We’d bring her down here and put her on a blanket,” she said. “It was her happy place.” In that area all the neighbours are friends, and when Lilah, Zander and Zahli heard about Bella Rose they decided they wanted to honour her. “We tried to have the park named after Bella but we couldn’t do it unless she’d done something really big,” Lilah said. Continued on page 5

Baby Bella Rose Buckingham’s brother Jacob (left) with Lilah, Zahli and Zander

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with Mark Brooker Publisher of The Local

Who needs politics?

As I sit to write this column our nation is yet again in the midst of political in-fighting which will only end in tears. Forces for both camps have gathered in their respective corners, counted the numbers, added a few more for good measure, and run to the media to spread (dis)information about the momentum their guy has. By the time you are reading this, maybe even by the time I finish writing it, we will have a new Prime Minister. Have I lost count? Is that six Prime Ministers in 11 years? Seven if you count Kevin twice? Surely we’re better than this. Surely it’s not asking too much of our federal government to get on with governing. Tell us what they plan to do and why, vote on it, then do it. Simple stuff. You’d think. Both sides have done it twice now. Do they not hear our howls of derision each time they change leader? Thank goodness that in recent years our local elected representatives have, at least outwardly, got on with the task we elect them for. I’m sure it’s not all sunshine and lollypops on Newcastle Council. There is clearly a variety of strongly held political viewpoints in the council chamber. But they accept those differences, put them aside and get on with improving our home town. Whatever politicking they need to do, as I’m sure they do at times, doesn’t seem to impact on their job. I love paying my council rates. There. I said it! I see that money being spent, and spent well, every day. Whether it’s keeping our parks and gardens in great order, building new playgrounds or boring stuff like repairing roads our city is being repaired, renewed and reimagined.

Time’s right to uncover capsule Of course we know that during World War 1, many young men from the local area went to serve on the battlefields of Europe. Much history has been written about their endeavours. Lesser known is the role played by the womenfolk of the towns from which these men came. In Lambton for example, a committee of 30 ladies, led by Mary Ott and Vera Darling, organised community events such as concerts, bazaars, sports days and dances to raise the money necessary to build the Memorial Gates in Lambton Park. These gates still stand today. As if that wasn’t enough, they also raised funds to buy the 110 returning soldiers a gold medallion. Robert Watson, a community historian, believes that someone in the community will have one of these and he’d like to get a photo of it. “It would be great to uncover one of these medals, 100 years after it was given to a returned soldier.” Robert said. “It is likely to be engraved with ‘Presented by the Lambton Ladies Welcome Home Committee’, or something along those lines.” “If you are descended from a WW1 soldier from the Lambton area, please ask around your family to check the boxes of junk from Great Granddad. There you might find what we’re after.” Robert added. “Next month will mark 100 years since the laying of the foundation stone for the Lambton Park memorial gates. A community event and picnic in Lambton Park is being planned for Saturday 20th October.” At that event a time capsule buried on 19th October 1918 will be uncovered. A new time capsule, to opened in 2118, will also be buried.

Community historian (left) and Councillor Andrea Rufo at the Lambton Park memorial gates “The City of Newcastle, especially Councillor Andrea Rufo has been very supportive of the time capsule project. “ Robert said. If you have a Lambton medal or other information to share with Robert Watson he can be contacted at RGW2005@optusnet.com.au


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New rent subsidy to avert homelessness Tenants in the private rental market in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie struggling to pay their rent due to financial shock will be offered relief under a new rental subsidy to be trialled by the NSW Government. Rent Choice Assist provides rental assistance for up to three years while tenants are supported to find job and study opportunities to help restore their financial independence. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said Rent Choice Assist was the latest private rental assistance support to help people keep a roof over their heads. “Unforeseen events such as illness or retrenchment can put people at risk of homelessness but Rent Choice Assist can support them


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A bench for Bella

(Continued from front page) “But she can’t do anything big because she’s a baby.” With encouragement from Newcastle City Council, the kids have now set their sights on purchasing and installing a dedicated bench in the park, organising several fundraisers to meet their $3000 target. Hard work in the kitchen has brought in $330 through a cake stall, and this month they plan to bolster their total with a book sale at the park. Serendipitously, the book sale will be held from 9am on 22 September – Bella Rose’s birthday. There will also be handmade bookmarks and cards for sale, along with a sausage sizzle. Ms Buckingham said she was touched that Lilah, Zander and Zahli have taken the Bella Rose project on. “It hits close because they’re the age she would be now,” she said. “They’re very community-minded kids.” A GoFundMe has also been set up. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com and search ‘A Bench for Bella’.



















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New Lambton FC says NO to DV

New Lambton Eagles players and supporters come together in support of Got Your Back Sista The New Lambton Football Club’s Women’s Premier League team has joined the campaign to end domestic and family violence. The Eagles have partnered with Got Your Back Sista to produce a video, posters and domestic

violence information kits. The Got Your Back Sista logo will also appear on player shirts. “It is so heartening to see this club committed to raising fine girls and boys, teaching them about positive relationships, respect for

themselves and others, and nonviolence,” founder Melissa Histon said. “Domestic and family violence is never acceptable and it’s time that we all stand together to say no.”


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Newcastle’s Women’s Rugby World Cup bid Newcastle and Maitland have been unveiled as the proposed host cities as Australia contends to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the selection of Newcastle as Australia’s host city is the result of many months of work between Council staff with the NSW Government and Rugby Australia. “The plan started last year when the Wallabies based their training camp at No 2 Sportsground. Players and officials fell in love with our city and saw its potential to play host to a major sporting event. Earlier this year we almost secured the Rugby World Sevens and now we have been confirmed as host city for Australia’s bid for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup,” said the Lord Mayor. “Newcastle was proud to host the Matildas for a friendly against Brazil last year and our community responded with an Australian crowd record for an international women’s football match. Rugby Australia Chief Executive Raelene Castle said: “Our bid demonstrates that Australia has the ability to tap into a rich history of major event expertise, a strong women’s sports movement, corporate support,

volunteers and engaged sports fans in Australia that will deliver a record breaking tournament. The 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup would be one of the biggest ever sporting events to be hosted in Newcastle, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from both interstate as well as around the world. The event will see 12 teams compete over 35 days in July and August 2021 and will attract global broadcast and digital audiences. The successful host nation will be announced in November.



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Little library opens for business

The garden area behind Lambton Branch Library is now home to a little library. A little library, some times known as a street library, is a place where people can take a book, leave a book and return a book. There are no borrowing rules as such. If you take a book and wish to keep it that’s okay. If you read and return that’s fine too. Little libraries have become popular around the world in recent years as neighbourhood book exchanges and a great way to promote and encourage reading. Built as a scaled down version of the Lambton Branch Library building itself, the little library is the handiwork of Lambton Residents Group member Warwick Alexander. “Over recent years we’ve added a number of park benches to the gardens behind the library, so it made sense that we should provide some reading material too.” Nicola Hirschhorn from the Residents Group told The Local. “If you have a book at home that you think others would enjoy, feel free to take it to the little library. It’s open 7 days a week!” Nicola added.

Warwick Alexander and Nicola Hirschhorn from Lambton Residents Group admire the little library recently installed in the Lambton Library garden

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Elder Street’s history inspires project Lambton’s Elder Street has experienced over 150 years of trading. Whilst originally Grainger Street was to be the commercial centre, business people preferred to build their shops fronting the wider Elder Street. Julie Keating (pictured, a member of the Lambton Residents Group, is highlighting and celebrating the longevity of the Elder Street retail strip by placing posters in shop windows detailing various aspects of retailing in Lambton. A council Place Making grant has made the project possible. A brochure outlining the retail achievements will also be available The longevity of Elder Street as a commercial centre is exemplified through Simpson’s Shoes and the Northumberland Hotel. Simpson’s Shoes has been operating for nearly 90 years and is the oldest family business. It is now run by the grandson of the original owner. The Northumberland Hotel is the only hotel still operating in Elder Street. It started trading in 1866 and continues to trade from the original site, under its original name. A launch for Julie’s photographic project will take place on September 8, at 10am. It will be held between the library and the former Baby Health Centre. All are welcome to show support to our local business community.



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New road rules now apply Road users will become subject to new road rules and tougher penalties this month, as the NSW Government seeks to make the state’s roads safer. On September 1 a new road rule comes into force requiring motorists to slow to 40km/h when they pass a stationary emergency vehicle displaying blue or red flashing lights. The rule applies to vehicles traveling in both directions, unless the lanes are divided by a median strip. The rule also requires motorists to give way to any person on foot in the immediate area of the emergency vehicle. Motorists should not increase their speed until they are a safe distance past the vehicle, so as not to cause danger to anyone in the vicinity. The penalty for breaking the rule is a $448 fine and three demerit points. This month also sees an increase in demerit points for illegal mobile phone use while driving. NSW now has the highest demerit penalty in the country, with five points now lost for the offence. It has increased from four.

“We know from a recent RMS survey that 74 per cent of the community support a crackdown to illegal phone use behind the wheel,” Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said. “We all see it and the community has had enough.” In July legislation came into effect to allow speed camera style technology to also detect mobile phone use.

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Sausage Kings crowned again

It’s official once again. Jarrett’s Quality Meats at Lambton create the best sausages in Newcastle and the Hunter. Bede and the team from Jarrett’s Quality Meats have impressively won the Traditional Beef Sausage award at the Sausage King Awards for a fourth time in five years. Adding to this, they won two other sections and came second in three sections in this year’s awards.


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Bede Jarrett and Cal Webb of Jarrett’s Quality Meats in Elder Street Bede says he owes his success to consistency, having used the same recipe for more than 20 years. However, he does not stop at traditional beef sausages. “I’m not about to give the recipe away, but I can tell you it comes down to the quality and freshness of your ingredients.” Bede told The Local. It’s now on to the NSW/ACT State finals on 22nd September for the next stage in the judging.

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Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner, Narelle Kolos of North Lambton We will be in touch 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 How many puddings did Adamstown Pudding Kitchen produce last year? Question 2 How many first places did Jarrett’s Quality Meats win at the regional Sausage King finals? Question 3 How many different Prime Ministers has Australia had in the last 11 years? Question 4 In which local club would you find Mrs D’s Diner? Question 5 What percentage of the community support a crackdown on mobile phone use while driving? Question 6 Where would you find the building pictured below?




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Chat by Nathan Errington President of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Local business owners, councillors and members gathered in mid-August to hear about the planned Hunter Entertainment Precinct from Joanne Tonks, Executive Officer of Venues NSW, and Lawrie McKinna, CEO Newcastle Jets. Joanne presented the Venues NSW concept plan to improve and extend the sporting and entertainment capacity of the local area in the next 10 years. The plan includes moving the current McDonald Jones Stadium and producing additional purpose-built sporting, entertainment and accommodation facilities that could be used for both recreational and corporate activities. Lawrie spoke about how neighbouring suburbs could leverage current sporting activity and the future development of the Precinct to their advantage. September is an exciting and active month in Hamilton’s calendar with the Spring Carnival at the Newcastle Racecourse and China Week. As geographic neighbours, Hamilton Chamber has joined forces with the Newcastle Racecourse to promote the Spring Carnival, held on 14 - 15 September, which brings people and festivities into our suburb. Shops along Beaumont Street are competing for the Best Dressed Store Front and the cosmopolitan offerings of Hamilton have been showcased in both the From the Track and the Spring Carnival magazines. Join the fun and celebrate spring in Hamilton. We are also delighted to announce that China Week is returning to Beaumont Street during September. On Saturday 22 September, the Hawker Night Food Market will be tempting tastebuds in Gregson Park. Bring a blanket to picnic or join friends under the marquee to enjoy an evening of music, dancing and exotic cuisine. The celebration continues the next day with the China Street Festival featuring stilts and dragon dancing, a 360 virtual reality experience, markets and entertainment for all ages. Come and snap a selfie with the God of Fortune! I look forward to seeing you around Hamilton.







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Pudding it out there We all remember it – the smell wafting from the kitchen, the soft and warm taste, and, for some, the thrill of the flame dancing toward the ceiling. While Christmas traditions are changing, what can’t be replaced is the nostalgic Christmas pudding, most often produced by mum or grandma in the family kitchen and devoured with great glee by siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and ring-ins on December 25. The sight of a pudding cooking for several hours may have disappeared from many homes, but Adamstown Pudding Kitchen has stepped up to the plate, commercially producing a traditional family recipe with delicious results. 10,000 puddings were produced in the Brunker Road kitchen last year, with no sign of popularity waning. In fact, it takes 40 volunteers and six months of work to keep up with demand, with the kitchen in full swing even though Christmas is three months away. For almost 50 years the Adamstown Uniting Church has been producing the puddings, supporting a range of community and welfare organisations, including Lifeline. The kitchen has innovated along the way, producing a variety of sizes and introducing flavoured

Michelle Kerschbaumer at work in the Adamstown Pudding Kitchen puddings, such as Lemon Tang and Double Choc Cherry, to open the dessert to new audiences. “When I first started we were doing 600 to 700 of the 2.5 kilo puddings because it was a family pudding,” Sandra Bevan explained. “Now the pudding isn’t the main. “You have the pudding as part of Christmas, but there are two or three other desserts.” While the traditional pudding is still the most popular, date puddings and apricot and ginger puddings also sell well.

The kitchen also produces its own range of sauces, particularly recommending the date pudding with butterscotch sauce, as well as pickles and jams. Puddings are now available for purchase. Community groups of 15 to 50 people are invited to book a group tour of the kitchen including tastings and morning tea. Phone 4957 1887 for more details or see the website www. adamstownpuddingkitchen.org.au

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Fair trading reforms to benefit consumers Consumers are set to save time and money, and have disputes with businesses resolved quicker thanks to new Fair Trading powers recently announced by Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC. Mr MacDonald, pictured, said the Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Consumer Guarantee Directions) Bill 2018 recently passed NSW Parliament, granting new powers to Fair Trading. “The reforms will give the NSW Fair Trading Commissioner the power to direct a business to repair, replace or refund a good,” Mr MacDonald said. “This means fair, quick and cheap resolutions for consumers and businesses, and will be an alternative to the often costly process of courts and tribunals.”

Mr MacDonald said consumers were often confused about their rights and disputes still accounted for more than 20 per cent of legal problems experienced by people in NSW.

The 2016 Australian Consumer Survey also found 76 per cent of people reported a problem within the first six months of purchasing a good. “Ideally consumers and businesses work together to resolve issues

directly; however, when this fails, Fair Trading works with them to help solve the problem.” “If a resolution is still not possible, rather than the case going to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal or being dropped, consumers can now seek a direction that the trader repair, replace or refund the good. The Commissioner’s power to make directions will be focused on goods worth between $25 and $3,000 with the reforms taking effect from January 1, 2019. To be eligible for a consumer guarantee direction, cases must meet certain criteria. For more information on the criteria, visit https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov. au/buying-products-and-service.

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Lambton High showcase @ Lizotte’s Lambton High School’s Creative and Performing Arts Faculty held its annual showcase at Lizotte’s recently. Pictured clockwise from top right: Mia Read-Jones; Sophie Carson; (L to R) Hayden Pearce, Finn Kingston and Nicholas Bright and Cameron Gadde and Sebastion Nunn; Kelly Mitchell, Alexander Weinzerl, Finn Kingston and Kian Woods.

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China Week festival fun

Newcastle China Week is back and the two most popular events are once again set to tantalise tastebuds and bring festival fun. Along with a business forum and dance event, the food market under the stars and the vibrant street festival will return, celebrating modern and traditional Chinese culture, food, art and travel in a journey for the mind and senses. The initiative, led by the University of Newcastle’s Confucius Institute, and supported by major partners Newcastle City Council and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, will once again delight, inspire and entertain over 20,000 visitors and locals with its immersive program of events and valuable opportunities for cultural exchange.

and cultures. Hosted by fluent bilingual MC, Chinese tourism video host and entrepreneur Justin Steele, the festival will feature the world-class Jin Wu Koon Lion Dance on 3m high poles, a spectacular fast-moving and acrobatic Dragon dance through the streets and a prestigious feature performance on the main stage direct from China by the Beijing Dance Academy. The streets will be filled with food, colour, sounds, markets, amusements and entertainment for an unforgettable day out. All of your favourite restaurants, bars and retail shops along Beaumont Street will be open so you can sit back and enjoy the spectacle or get hands-on with the Newcastle 360 Reasons Virtual Reality experience, the immersive multi-sensory 9D cinema and interactive workshops run by The University of Newcastle’s Confucius Institute and Australia China Youth Association students exploring Chinese language mini-courses, calligraphy, traditional handcraft and so much more. Snap a selfie with our 8m golden dragon, a friendly panda or giant inflatable mooncake in celebration of the Mid Autumn Festival.

Hawker Night Food Market - Saturday 22 September - Gregson Park

Take your tastebuds on a journey through the Orient and beyond. Meet friends at dining tables under a marquee of stars, or bring a picnic rug, and kick back at the beautiful Gregson Park and enjoy the night’s entertainment of music, dance and illuminated sights. The Kent Hotel Hamilton Garden Bar will also be popping back up to give you the greatest seat and service, while all the best Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Malaysian and fusion foods will be on hand to feed the crowds. The desserts will delight, with chocolate-dipped strawberry cones filled with icecream, gelato, tea and light bulb soda available to satisfy a sweet tooth.

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Is your letterbox feeling lucky?

If one of the letterboxes pictured above is yours, you’ve won a $30 shopping voucher from one of three great local retailers. All you have to do is phone us at The Local on 0455 210 000 to confirm your address and then choose your prize. There’s one $30 voucher for Jarrett’s Quality Meats at Lambton, one $30 voucher for Q’s Books at

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Hamilton and one $30 voucher for Lambton Grocer. First in best dressed with the choice of vouchers. You had better hurry though. The vouchers must be claimed by Friday 14 September and redeemed before the end of the month. Last month’s open orders were claimed by the lucky residents of 61 Kings Rd New Lambton, 48 Alexander St Hamilton and 66 Bailey St Adamstown.

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Extra parking welcomed, better transport solution still sought Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has welcomed an additional 12 car spaces in Beaumont Street, but says it will continue to work with the region’s transport infrastructure providers to develop better transport solutions for Newcastle’s cosmopolitan suburb. This week, Newcastle City Council installed one hour parking signs where bus stops had previously existed.President Nathan Errington, said that the Chamber had worked closely with councillors Carol Duncan and Kath Elliott as well as Council staff to relieve the spaces for more community access. “We are most grateful to the councillors and the City of Newcastle. Providing additional car spaces provides much needed access for people visiting Beaumont Street. We will also not give-up on the fight to secure better transport options for our community. The Chamber will continue to work with councillors Duncan and Elliott and Council staff to advocate for options that include bus and light rail,” Mr Errington said. Councillors Duncan and Elliott met with the Chamber President this week to inspect the new

(L to R) Councillor Kath Elliott, Chamber president Nathan Errington and Councillor Carol Duncan in Beaumont Street Beaumont Street spaces. Councillor Elliott welcomed the ongoing opportunity to work with the Chamber and listen to what the people needed in this community. “Having 12 extra spaces might be an interim access solution for Hamilton but the important work of securing an integrated transport solution that considers the whole of community must continue,” Councillor Elliott said. Councillor Duncan said that the


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spaces were a fantastic addition to the thriving community of Beaumont Street. “Access to public transport remains an issue for the community which is why we need to continue advocating for the extension of light rail throughout the city, and most importantly through Hamilton,” Councillor Duncan said.

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Sports precinct to benefit business Local businesses, especially in Hamilton are in a unique position to capitalise on the redevelopment of the Hunter Sports and Entertainment Precinct, representatives have heard. Members of Hamilton’s business community were addressed by Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna and Venues NSW Executive Officer Joanne Tonks at the chamber’s August breakfast, discussing opportunities to tap into the investment in Newcastle’s infrastructure. “Hamilton is in this really unique position, right in between the revitalisation of Newcastle and this precinct in Broadmeadow,” Ms Tonks said. “There’s this real connectivity between the two.” A strategic business case is currently under development for the 63 hectare site which includes multi-purpose fields and an arena, with provision for a hotel to be built on-site. The first cab off the rank will be a rugby league centre of excellence which will become the home base for the Knights. The centre is expected to open in early 2020. Mr McKinna said the Jets were interested in exploring ways the Broadmeadow and Hamilton precincts could be linked, such as through restaurant deals and shuttle buses, to drive a returning visitor economy. “Whether it’s the Jets or the Knights – we’re all Newcastle; there’s nothing better than going to the stadium then coming back [to Hamilton], mingling with the crowd and having a nice night,” he said. “If fans come here for a good experience they’ll want to come back.” Page 26 > The Local > September 2018

Lawrie McKinna from The Jets and Joanne Tonks from Venues NSW address Hamilton Business Chamber members and guests

Councillor Andrea Rufo, Clare Monkley president of Throsby Basin Chamber and Councillor John Church were keen to hear about plans for the sports precinct at Broadmeadow

Alana Plowright, Katrina Jones, Gina Moses and Michael Buckley of Newcastle Racecourse at the Chamber Breakfast

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History with Phil Warren

Lost view from Hamilton silo

On the facing page is a cloudy day view from 50 years ago from the top of the wheat silo at McIntyre’s Flour Mill in Hudson Street Hamilton. The trees in the upper portion of the image are the familiar fig trees on Maitland Road at Islington Park, while in the distance is the now closed and dismantled BHP Steelworks. Coal wagons are lined up along the railway line parallel to Fern Street, while the dull

white two-storey building at the corner of Coal and Fern Streets is the former Changing Station Hotel. Nearer the camera is a 53xx class locomotive pulling a goods train to the Honeysuckle Goods yard. The grassed area was the location of Newcastle’s second locomotive maintenance workshop for the period 1892, when the Honeysuckle railway workshops were closed, to 1924, when operations were moved to the new Broadmeadow Depot. By 1968 the flour mill and the adjacent Hely Brothers Saw Mill were the largest enterprises in the street. McIntyre’s Flour Mill supplied flour to bakers in Newcastle and beyond, between 1899 and 1989. The silo was damaged in the 1989 earthquake and it was demolished soon afterwards. In 2018, Google Earth provides an image that gives an idea of what the scene would look like from a viewing position that is similar to that from the top of the demolished silo. The approximate position of the silo is marked, together with some of the other features of the area. Islington Park is still fringed by the fig trees, Fern Street has seen many new commercial buildings while much of Islington is still largely residential and, of course, the flour mill is now office suites while the railway line follows the same route.

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At right: the view in 1968 from the silo at McIntyre’s Flour Mill (photo: Phil Warren) Below: the 2018 Google Earth view from Hudson Street towards Islington Park

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EJ12 book series by Susan Macfarlane

Reviewed by April Maloy (age 9) I like these books because the main character is around the same age as me and I think that these books prove that you can be anything you want to be. The main character is a girl called Emma Jacks and her spy name is EJ12. She is a spy who goes on all these cool adventures and saves the world. EJ12 is a field agent and code cracker who works for Shine which is a good spy agency. All her spy work is focused on saving the world from Shadow which is an evil spy agency that is always doing things to damage the world, animals and humans just to make money. I like how EJ12 always has to crack a code to find out what her next mission is about. EJ12 is still at school and she is lucky because her best friends eventually become spies too. She also loves animals and she never leaves a mission without bringing an animal home. I would recommend young enthusiastic kids who like adventure, twists and turns to give these books a go. So far there are 21 books in the series and I have read about 12.….oh yeah and for younger readers, about 6 years old, there is an earlier series called EJ Spy School where Emma is in training.

Humans of Newcastle by Melissah Comber

Laurel and Ted Leddy have been familiar faces in around New Lambton for 40 years both as business operators and tireless supporters of the community

Laurel & Ted Leddy Laurel and Ted Leddy may well be New Lambton’s most familiar faces, but soon they will no longer be able to be spied working away at Wackett’s TV and Aerial Services. After 40 years at the helm Laurel and Ted will soon be stepping away, with the business to morph into Wackett’s Audio under the experienced hand of their son. While they’ve been a reliable presence in the Alma Road store for many moons, their involvement in the community means they’ve never been hidden away.

“We haven’t been 9 to 5 people,” Laurel said. “I’ve never stayed still for a moment.” Retirement will give them chance to take a break. Although the Wackett’s name preceded them by 22 years, Laurel and Ted took it on in 1978, seizing the opportunites presented by the introduction of colour television in 1976. “The idea was that they bought a TV set from us and if there was an aerial fault or a TV fault we could fix it,” Laurel said. “At that stage all the other installers around Newcastle were one or the other.” While the business was going from strength to strength Laurel and Ted were out in the community sponsoring football teams, hosting charity race days and driving street fairs in the suburb. Laurel has been on the New Lambton Community Centre committee for 32 years, serving as

the chairperson for nine, and also spent nine years as the president of the New Lambton Chamber of Commerce. Amongst many other community efforts, she’s also been a Lioness, a patron of the Central Newcastle Swimming Club and held Christmas luncheons for pensioners. “I include myself,” she said. “We support New Lambton the way the customers supported us.” As they’ve witnessed many changes to audio and visual technology over their years, they’ve also watched Newcastle transform since they arrived from Tamworth in 1970. “Newcastle has come so far,” Laurel said. “We live in a wonderful place. “Why would you want to live anywhere else?” ----------------------------------------If you know a ‘Human of Newcastle’ whose story we should tell please email mark@hunterlocal.com.au The Local > September 2018 > Page 31

THAT WAS THEN This is now

with Lachlan Wetherall

New Lambton C Pit protest The peaceful residential streets of Adamstown today, give no hint of the industrial conflict that nearly boiled over into violence 130 years ago. In 1888 miners were paid a set price per ton of coal they extracted. Where a coal seam contained thick bands of stony impurities, the miners were effectively

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paid less, as the same amount of physical labour would win less coal. The miners of the Newcastle district pressed for the rate to be increased when there was more than 6 inches of impurities. The colliery owners rejected this claim and on 25 August a general strike began. Mining ceased, but the owners wanted to make some money by loading and exporting coal that had previously been brought to the surface. For this work they began using non-union labourers, so called “black-legs”. Opposition to this practice came to a head at New Lambton C Pit, located in Adamstown near present day Clinton Ave. On Tuesday 18 September, the company sent six men to load coal, accompanied by a force of 30 police officers. Word spread quickly, and over a thousand miners and supporters flocked to the pit to harass the workers and persuade them to desist. Tensions increased and threatened to break out into uncontrolled rioting. Deft handling by police inspector Lynch defused the situation and the day ended with just a single minor injury. In response, the NSW Governor issued a proclamation that those “interrupting persons in the honest pursuit of their lawful occupation” would be rigorously prosecuted. Military reinforcements were sent from Sydney, and when another attempt to load coal took place two days later, the four “black legs” who showed up were accompanied by a combined force of 173 police and soldiers who kept the indignant miners at a safe distance. The show of force had the desired effect and the industrial dispute simmered into stalemate. The strike lasted another two months before agreement was reached, and the miners returned to work on 24 November. You can view these photos and more details at www. lachlanwetherall.com/then-and-now

Above: New Lambton C Pit, Thursday 20 September 1888 during the general strike of coalminers. Photo by Ralph Snowball, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections. Opposite page: The railway to the pit ran adjacent to Bailey Street, Adamstown.

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Local news from another time... From Miners’ Advocate and Northumberland Recorder, Saturday 26 September 1874

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Monday 9 September 1907

The Newcastle Sun, Thursday 8 September 1949

The Newcastle Sun, Friday 3 September 1954

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Matters by Ronnie Wall of Wall Legal, New Lambton

Why so many questions? Have you bought or sold a property recently and wondered why your solicitor or conveyancer asked you so many questions? There have been a number of changes implemented over the past eighteen months which has impacted the amount of information that we need to collect from you.




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Each purchaser of residential property in NSW must complete a “Purchaser Declaration Form.” This form relates to Surcharge Purchaser Duty for foreign persons either buying or acquiring an interest in residential land in NSW, as well as some other specific transactions. If the purchaser does not declare that they are not a foreign buyer, for example they may be Australian citizens or residents, then a surcharge is added, in addition to the stamp duty payable on the purchase. Supporting identification documents must also be provided. The NSW Land Registry also require identification documents, and your solicitor or conveyancer must complete a Verification of Identity. This stringent identification process is compulsory and has been introduced to reduce the risk of fraud in land transactions. If you sell your home for a sale price greater than $750,000, then an application must be made to the Australian Taxation Office for a Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Clearance Certificate. If a Clearance Certificate is not provided to the purchaser prior to settlement, then the purchaser is obliged to withhold a portion of the money at settlement and remit it directly to the ATO. This is to prevent people selling property in Australia and then leaving the country with the proceeds before meeting their capital gain tax obligations. Finally, a new measure has been introduced just recently in relation to new residential premises or potential residential land. This does not apply to existing residential properties or the sale of new or existing commercial properties. In certain circumstances the purchaser is obliged to withhold a GST amount and remit that directly to the ATO on settlement. The seller is obliged to provide certain information to the purchaser so can ascertain if they are required to withhold any amount. This is just a small snap shot of things that we need to consider and some of it won’t be relevant in certain circumstances. Your solicitor or conveyancer will ask you questions to ensure that the correct procedure is followed and the correct documents are provided to the other parties in the transaction.

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VET Chat

by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic

Environmental enrichment

We all know that there’s much more to life than lying on the couch! but does your dog?? Sometimes it can be hard to provide a good level of challenge, interest and variety for your favourite furry person. Two or three walks a week is great, but not enough to provide the mental and physical stimulation needed for his or her happiness - and to stop the development of behavioural problems such as excessive barking, digging, chewing and hyper-excitability. This month Vetchat is challenging you to get to work on six categories of environmental enrichment! 1. Sensory – anything that stimulates your pet’s senses – playing in the grass, rolling in the dirt, splashing in water for instance. Even playing music, or some

television programmes can help 2. Feeding – make feeding time challenging and fun eg by hiding food around the garden and getting your pet to hunt and forage! 3. Toys and puzzles – they can be the type that have to be “worked out” in order to get a treat, but also rope and fetch toys , rubber duckies and snuggly soft toys are useful, especially if you rotate them so that your pet continues to play with them 4. Environmental – things like a ramp in the back yard, a mirror in the living room, a walk in a new neighbourhood, simple changes to the way things look. 5. Social – playing and meeting other dogs and people. Being well socialised means being confident and trusting – skills that your dog will learn the more he goes out and about into different environments 6. Training – an important bonding time which hones your dog’s listening skills and builds trust As far as possible try to create a predictable routine– it’s important to pets that they know when it’s time to sleep, eat, play, train, go outside and so on. As you continue, you will find certain enrichments make more sense to your dog - due to breed, or just natural inclination – focus on that, and think of different ways to provide stimulation in that way. Good luck and happy enriching!!


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Matters by Dr Stuart Edser

Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

Performance Anxiety

Everybody has felt it. It spares no-one. The most confident person can unexpectedly be overtaken by an unnerving uncomfortable feeling when about to do something in the presence of other people. This is performance anxiety, a debilitating circumstance where anxiety rushes in and the quality of the performance of whatever you are doing is diminished. Even when you’re good at it! Actors standing in the wings waiting to go on-stage, musicians performing some piece of music or song, employees leading a seminar meeting, a leading hand or foreperson giving a tool-box talk before setting

out on the day’s work, students walking into an exam room, trainee teachers, doctors, dentists, solicitors, professional people who have to publicly announce some communication. We are none of us immune. Right at the key moment or just before, our tummy feels sick, our legs go to jelly, our mouth and lips dry up and we begin to stumble and bumble and before you know it, we are making a hash out of something we might know backwards. Some people have even had to remove themselves. Here’s a tip from Psychology. We distinguish between self-orientation and task orientation. When you are self-oriented, you are thinking about yourself and how you feel. Feelings of embarrassment, flushing, humiliation, getting hot and other physical sensations. When you are focusing on these, your performance will deteriorate. The more you focus on self, the more your performance will degrade. When you are task-oriented, you are focused on the task at hand, and if you make a mistake, you still remain focused on your task. You don’t switch to self. You can switch to self later, after the performance, but right now, you stay on task. The more you focus on task, the better chance you will have of getting through it relatively unscathed.

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Matters with Lisa Macklin of Dalton Partners Real Estate, New Lambton

Getting best price for your home

New research conducted by the Australian bank ME in January found the majority of property owners spent less than 60 minutes checking out the property they eventually purchased.And more than a third said they missed subsequent issues with their property because they fell in love … and overlooked them, emotion is always involved when purchasing a home. So how can you tap into that reservoir of love reserved just for real estate to add the most value to your property? 1. Postcard facade Whether it’s a gorgeous period cottage tucked behind a picket fence or a modernist manor constructed of steel and glass, it’s almost impossible to ignore a postcard facade. If buyers love the facade, they will generally talk themselves into looking past smaller issues inside, a photo of the facade is often the hero shot in your marketing campaign and why it’s important to give it some “real presence”. If you put money into the facade and create a great first impression, it sets the tone for the rest of the house. So many people judge a book by its cover.Facade facelift tips: Consider a fresh coat of paint, adding a porch or deck, mending or installing a fence. Trim untidy greenery, install a low garden bed around the front of the house and use fertiliser to green up the lawn. 2. Sun-drenched spaces On any house-hunting day, but especially on a gloomy day, it’s a bonus when you stumble upon a property flooded with natural light. Research has shown that natural light helps us to produce serotonin, the so-called happiness hormone, which in turn lifts our mood, buyers often fall in love with a house that offers light and space. Good natural Page 40 > The Local > September 2018

light gives people a good feeling about a property. It’s a big thing,” “I’ve had people install skylights before a sale, but you can also use lighter-coloured furnishings and lamps to brighten a space. Lighting tips: Cut back any greenery blocking windows, remove heavy curtains, swap out dim, tired light fixtures for brighter ones, change the paint colours. Consider introducing a skylight in a dark room. 3. Stunning kitchen and bathroom A swoon-worthy kitchen or bathroom can also be enough to loosen purse strings, The kitchen is the hub of the home, It’s where the buyers gather at open homes. And if it looks like something from a magazine then everyone wants to buy it. The refurbishment of wet areas definitely has the potential to increase a home’s worth beyond what you’ve spent, turning something dated into a major asset. Kitchen and bathroom tips: Consider replacing tired cupboard doors, splashbacks or benchtops, buy new tapware, install a servery window to an alfresco space. 4. An outdoor oasis It’s said that people are happiest when they are on holidays, so it stands to reason that vendors who can create a holiday vibe in their home will put smiles on buyers’ faces. An inspirational alfresco area or outdoor room could be a one-way ticket to a successful sale. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living is so important in our climate, Even if you live in a tiny little apartment you want to try to create that holiday feel every day.” A tasteful, covered outdoor area built under the main roofline of the house is a definite plus, providing a place to enjoy time outside with family and friends. Outdoor room tips: If possible, aim for a sheltered northern aspect and install good lighting and built-in seating. Add some greenery – plants in pots are a great quickfix. Block out neighbours with a decorative screen or a bamboo hedge. 5. Colour therapy Every year interior specialists dish up a new colour palette for paints and homewares that help keep sales of said items ticking over, buyers love gorgeous colours and if your home includes a few nods to the latest colours, buyers will feel like they’re buying into the dream. Modern, on-trend colours usually make a property more desirable to buyers. Colour tips: Grab some home mags or do some research online to uncover the latest colours, then consider painting or wallpapering a feature wall, or introducing some soft furnishings in that colour scheme.

Introducing Jason Allen… Returning after five years outside the area, Jason is back in New Lambton and has joined the successful sales team at Dalton Partners, working alongside local heroes Lisa Macklin and Stephanie Jordan. “It is great to be back working in my own backyard. I began my career down the road at Sharp Electronics as an apprentice technician over 23 years ago, and I’m delighted to be back after all these years. I purchased my first home in New Lambton Heights, my second in New Lambton, and plan to stay local. My two beautiful children, Patrick and Lucy, play soccer locally and attend school at St Therese’s Primary, a school I cannot speak more highly of. Joining the sales team at Dalton Partners made perfect sense to me because like them, I feel I’m part of the local community. This drives my belief that I’m the perfect advocate and advisor for buyers who wish to purchase property in our

neighbourhood. Selling this area comes naturally to me and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” “During my time as a sales agent I have discovered that real estate isn’t just about selling property, it’s also about building relationships and earning the trust of the people I serve while helping them find the right home, or to sell their property for the best possible price. There’s nothing better than helping someone to find their dream home and being included in of one of the biggest decisions of their life, whether it’s their first house or tenth.” A team player, Jason has represented the Newcastle Knights in the top grade and has celebrated two premierships in the local first grade rugby league competition. After hanging up the boots, Jason has contributed his time as president of a local footy club which progressed to a director position on the Newcastle Rugby League committee in 2013, and currently holds the role as Secretary of the always popular, Once A Knight Old Boys Club which is affiliated with charity partner - The Mark Hughes Foundation. Lisa and the team at Dalton Partners extend a warm welcome to Jason and look forward to a long-term and successful working relationship with him.



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FITNESS Matters with Ali & Dan Marshall of Corefit Newcastle

#1 diet mistake that halts weight loss

You’ve probably heard the saying that when it comes to achieving a body transformation, 20% is to do with your training and 80% of it comes down to your diet. Having helped hundreds of people lose weight and regain their health over the past ten years, we’ve got to know what works and what doesn’t. Which is why we want to help you avoid the #1 diet mistake people make when looking to lose weight. The mistake is believing that by skipping meals you will lose weight.



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You may have heard of the term “calories in vs calories out”. If not, a calorie is simply a measurement of energy and when it comes to shifting weight, you need to ensure you are burning more energy (calories) through exercise than you are taking in through your diet. The biggest mistake people often make is thinking that less calories equals less food, therefore if I skip meals I’ll lose more weight. There are four main health issues with this approach… • You may lose weight quickly however it can be hard to sustain, often leading to a spike in weight gain • You will lose a higher percentage of muscle rather than losing fat – It’s important to keep as much meal muscle tissue as you can as muscle helps to maintain strength and healthy bone density • You will slow down your metabolism – This means less calories burnt on a daily basis at rest • You’ll likely reach for the mid afternoon sugar hit from not eating enough during the day - And let’s not forget about the “hangry” mood swings. We’ve had stacks of members eat more food and lose more weight. How is this possible you ask? This is because the content and timing of the food you are eating makes all the difference.




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Chat by Dr Ben Seckold of Hamilton Doctors

Going travelling?

It is common for travellers to become ill while overseas. Sometimes travel illnesses can be life-threatening. The risk of becoming ill can be reduced by proper preparation. Travel health planning should ideally start at least six weeks before departure. If you have any pre-existing or chronic health problems, you should have a check-up with your GP before you travel. You should also obtain a letter from your doctor with the details of any prescription medication you will be carrying with you. A doctor can provide expert advice about health risks at your destination. A doctor can also advise on other ways of preventing specific diseases while travelling as

vaccines only provide protection against some diseases. If you plan to travel to locations or undertake activities at high altitude (above 2,500m) you should get specific advice for your situation. Altitude sickness can affect anyone. Travel health clinics can also provide specialised travel medical kits. Vaccinations are a safe and important part of looking after your health. Vaccines can be general, or specific to a destination or activity. Vaccines against polio, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are provided as part of Australia’s, childhood vaccination program but a booster may be required depending on your age. The seasonal influenza vaccine is also recommended Travellers to some countries should be up to date with hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines, including any country where bottled water is recommended. Hepatitis B and rabies require more than one injection. Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for frequent, high risk or long-term travellers. Other vaccines may be destination specific. Proof of yellow fever vaccine is required for entry to some parts of Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Japanese encephalitis vaccine is used for high-risk or long-term travel in Asia, and a meningitis vaccine may be recommended for certain destinations in Africa or elsewhere.

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Matters with Sara Knight of The Gut Clinic

Signs of a healthy gut A client asked me the other day “How do I know I have a healthy gut?” As she did not suffer from the typical digestive issues such as reflux, bloating, altered bowel habits, etc, she wondered if she can be confident she has a healthy digestive system. I loved this proactive approach so thought it best to share the outcome of our conversation so you too can assess whether you have a healthy gut. Here are the, shall we say non-digestive, signs of a healthy gut: 1. Good energy – although many other factors will influence energy levels, your gut’s ability to break down and absorb food is critical. An unhealthy gut will struggle to release the much-needed energy and nutrients from food leading to poor energy levels through the day. 2. Healthy skin – as a naturopath, I see the skin as an external reflection of the internal gut. Therefore, I look for healthy glowing skin from my clients. Signs such dry, irritated, red, blotchy skin and dark circles under the eyes are all signs the gut needs a bit of healing and support. 3. Calm mood – we know that serotonin, our happy and wellbeing neurotransmitter is made in the gut. Also, certain gut bacteria may actually eat GABA, our calming neurotransmitter. Therefore, the bacteria in our gut has a strong influence on our mood. A healthy microbiome is critical for stable and calm moods. 4. Balanced immune system – not getting sick often and bouncing back after being ill are signs of a healthy gut. Why? Because about 70% of the immune system resides in the gut. A healthy gut equates to a strong immune system. Equally, we want a focused immune system – one that targets viruses and bad bacteria, not a one that attacks our own body as is the case with autoimmune conditions. Such conditions often result from a condition called leaky gut. And much like the typical digestive symptoms, the above signs should be acted on as quickly as possible. The sooner you act, the sooner you can have better energy, glowing skin, calmer moods and a stronger immune health.


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with Cheryl Shaw of Dogoverboard

Canine hydrotherapy benefits all dog Hydrotherapy is a fun and recreational way to restore fitness and well being to your dog. It offers pain relief for dogs with hereditary problems like hip dysplasia, as it is non-weight bearing exercise and allows the dog to exercise without percussion on the joints. Swimming uses every muscle in the body in a different way than either walking or running. It gets things moving, the dog’s muscles are exercised and the adrenalin gets

pumping. Swimming helps to build muscle mass, which supports the dogs joints. It is also a low impact stress free exercise. Swimming is passive exercise, gently moving parts of the body (usually a joint), through their natural range of motion to improve flexibility and circulation. Hydrotherapy is a complimentary treatment in a dog’s rehabilitation from many operations and neurological conditions. Hydrotherapy is ideal to help treat conditions such as hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis, cruciate operation recovery and obesity. Hydrotherapy sessions involve the Hydro therapist supporting the dog in the heated canine pool and encouraging the dog to exercise all legs with gentle swimming action. All dogs benefit from regular swimming exercise, it helps to keep them fit and aids with their overall condition and wellbeing. Swimming is a gentle exercise helping to build muscle and maintain strength, flexibility and stamina without risk of injury. Many vets recommend hydrotherapy as an excellent way to maintain the health and fitness of dogs. Ask your vet if hydrotherapy would be suitable for your dog.

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Matters by Anthony Piggott

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

Oral health for busy lives

Dental Health Week, is coming soon. It is especially important to me since I just learned that my perfect daughter needed a tooth extraction. This week aims to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives. Dental Health Week has three main objectives: Promote oral health education and awareness in the general community, motivate and educate dental professionals to promote oral health, encourage ongoing collaboration within the dental profession. Each year, the theme of Dental Health Week varies. Recently the focus was on ‘oral health for busy lives’. The aim is to help people understand and appreciate that regardless of their individual life circumstances and how busy they are, caring for teeth and gums can be done. Care for teeth and gums may be seen as optional and something extra to do, and can be forgotten if more urgent tasks arise. However, caring for teeth and gums is vital. The Australian Dental Association encourages people to take time to brush and floss their teeth properly, and to make booking an appointment with your dentist a priority annually. Many people think that it’s perfectly normal for their gums to bleed when they brush or floss. But, of course, it’s not. Bleeding is usually a sign that something untoward has happened to your body. Bleeding gums are a sign that your gums are inflamed due to diseasecausing bacteria. Ignoring bleeding which results from brushing and flossing means you stand a real risk of developing a serious form of gum disease. The two main stages of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease that occurs when dental plaque (the bacterial film that covers the surfaces of your mouth) builds up on your

teeth, particularly where the gum and tooth meet. When this happens, your gums may appear red, swollen, feel extra sensitive, and bleed easily. Fortunately, gingivitis doesn’t lead to a loss of the bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place and can be reversed with twice daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular professional cleaning by your dentist or dental hygienist. Ignoring the bleeding caused by gingivitis could lead to the more serious form of gum disease periodontitis. The reason this disease is so serious is that it causes your gums to pull away from your teeth, forming spaces (known as ‘pockets’) that can easily become infected. Naturally your body’s immune system fights the infection, but this response and the bacterial toxins generated by the infection combine to create a toxic brew that breaks down the bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place and, in severe cases, can lead to their removal. In addition to plaque, which is largely responsible for the development of gum disease, the health of your gums can also be affected by: smoking and tobacco use, genetic predisposition, systemic diseases like diabetes and arthritis, stress and poor nutrition, hormonal fluctuations (e.g. those experienced during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation and menopause). Talk to your dentist if you have any questions on proper brushing technique, or the best toothbrush for you. Otherwise, Ask Piggotts!

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Matters by Lee Clements of Sensom Health & Wellbeing

Five ways to wellbeing Each month I receive an email from Mark at The Local reminding me to get my article in by the deadline… and almost simultaneously this month I received a mail from the NSW Business Chamber about a Workplace Stress webcast. These emails arrived at a time when my partner and I were discussing ‘wellbeing’ and what it actually meant for our clients at Sensom. A coincidence maybe, but it did raise further questions for us about why so many people admit to having feelings of stress and anxiety, yet struggle to find effective solutions. Everyone that we see at our studio arrives at a different ‘starting point’ - they have each made a conscious decision to engage in a process of improving their health and wellbeing and are beginning at a point that is unique to their own state of being at that time. We offer a range of modalities (yoga, meditation, massage and floatation) that are all inter-linked and designed to combat stress and anxiety by promoting,

feelings of calmness, serenity and peace irrespective of where each individual is with respect to their own health and wellbeing. One accepted understanding of wellbeing is that it is feeling good and functioning well. In the UK the New Economics Foundation (an independent think-tank) were commissioned to develop a set of evidence-based actions to improve personal wellbeing. The result was ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ and this has been adopted and adapted in Australia by The Royal Melbourne Hospital and North West Area Mental Health Service. ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ introduces you to five simple and effective ways to improve your psychological and emotional health. The ‘5 Ways’ are: Connect – develop relationships with those around you; Be Active – find an activity you enjoy and make it part of your daily life; Keep Learning – trying new things will make you more confident and give you a sense of achievement; Be Aware – finding time in your day, to notice how you are and what is right with yourself and your life, boosts your sense of wellbeing; Help Others – even the smallest act of kindness helps! You can find out more here: 5waystowellbeing.org.au, or feel free to drop in and see us at Sensom one day soon.

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TRAVEL Matters by Ian and Sue Roberts

of Memorable Destination www.memorabledestination.com

Our favourite destinations

People often ask about our favourite travel destinations. And although it’s subjective, we don’t hesitate: 1. Italy- from the glories of the Italian Lakes to the romance of Venice, the splendid of Tuscany, the majesty of Rome; the noise of Naples; and the beauty of the Amalfi and Capri, we simply cannot go past Italy. And our favourite: the largely unspoilt Lattari Mountain villages above the Amalfi Coast.

2. Austrian and Bavarian Alps - for sheer scenic beauty, these areas cannot be beaten. The memories will never leave you. 3. United Kingdom - our love of cultural experiences in small village communities, makes the UK a special destination for us. Particular favourites are the Gower of southern Wales, Buckinghamshire and Dorset. And London never leaves your soul. 4. Catalonia - sit in a tavern or coffee shop in a mountain village and watch the Mediterranean shimmer on some of the world’s finest beaches. Body clocks are wound a little slower in this lovely part of Spain, where culture, food and wine are the foundations of a wonderful lifestyle. 5. Greece - wander across the hillsides of Crete; watch the famous sunsets at Santorini; stand beneath the Acropolis; or explore ancient Delphi at Mount Parnassus - and you will never be the same again. And, did we mention the food? 6. Slovenia - this tiny central European country has a lot going for it: from the medieval charm of Ljubljana to the Adriatic coast at Piran and stunning Lake Bled - one of the most beautiful places on earth. Follow Ian and Sue’s travels on the ‘Memorable’ Instagram accounts @memorable_destination, @ memorable_travels and @memorable_hotels.

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Matters by Chris Stevens CPA Partner at GC Accountants, Lambton

Accounting firms in strong position to provide trusted financial advice

Being a financial adviser in Newcastle is both rewarding and challenging. Rewarding, because we get to make a noticeable difference to our clients’ lives. Challenging, because everyone’s circumstances are different and we focus on our clients’ best interests. We have been offering financial advice alongside our core accounting business since 1999. We became authorised to provide financial advice because we recognised that to go the extra mile and really improve the lives of our clients, we needed to do more than just accounting. That’s because our clients need financial advice to help them gain the lifestyle they desire, especially as they start to get older and depart the work force. It’s an amazing feeling to be on this journey with our clients and make their lives better. As an accounting firm at heart, we believe we’re well placed to offer these additional services because of the deep relationships we have with our clients and our intimate knowledge of their financial position. For us, it makes sense to offer a full suite of financial services so that we can respond to unforeseen challenges and help our clients with every aspect of their financial lives. So I was pleased to see some recent research from Count Financial which supported our view that accounting firms are a trusted source of valuable and reliable financial advice. Recently, Count commissioned independent

researcher CoreData to conduct a survey of 1,000 Australians aged 40 and above to explore their attitudes towards accountants and financial advice. These were the numbers that really stood out for us: • Nine out of 10 current accounting clients aged 40 and above (90.7%) would trust their accountant to deliver reliable financial advice for their needs • Three in four (75.2%) agreed that accountants are the best source of financial advice for their needs The research also suggests a high proportion of people in the community have unmet advice needs, which is why we’re so passionate about ensuring more people in and around Newcastle receive the quality financial advice they need. We think everyone deserves the best possible opportunity to achieve their financial and lifestyle goals — which is why we think high quality advice is so important. Remember that it’s never too soon or too late to talk to a financial adviser and explore your options for the future. It could be the most important conversation you ever have. Speak to us today to find out more about what we can do for you. Source: All statistics and survey results referenced in this article are drawn from a survey of 1,000 Australians aged 40 and above, conducted by CoreData, Perceptions of Accountants, March 2018.

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AGE Matters with Joseph McCarthy CEO of NovaCare Community Services

Staying at home takes planning

The Federal Government has just released figures in August 2018 that show the number of people waiting for their appropriate level of home care in Australia has increased to more than 108,000 (as at March 2018). This number has increased by 3.7% in three months since the last figures were published for December 2017. 33,000 of these people have high care needs but had not been assigned any care. The government has forecast on these numbers that:The average wait time for lower level care is 3-9 months;

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The average wait time for higher level care at home is now over 12 months. These numbers are showing a real shift in people wanting access to home care support rather than going into residential care. NovaCare understands that most people want to stay living in their own home because we are a specialist not for profit community provider whose whole purpose is to support everyone’s choice to continue to live independently at home. These numbers from the Department of Health should encourage anyone who wants to stay living at home to start making enquiries and to develop a plan that will assist you to do that. The above numbers clearly show there is a long waiting list for people wanting to access support so you need to plan ahead. Maybe you are at the beginning stages of thinking “I need some assistance to clean my house,” or “to do my shopping with me,” or “to take me to my appointments,” such as to see your doctor? Maybe you need assistance with your lawns and gardens, medications or wound care? I encourage you to take action sooner rather than later so that you can stay at home in the place you know and love. Make contact with one of your local providers of care, NovaCare, or go online to the Federal Government site www.myagedcare.gov.au or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.

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Little Locals...


League finals time for West Under 10’s

This month Little Locals features the Western Suburbs Junior Rugby League Under 10’s - division 1 side. It was finals time on a sunny but windy Saturday morning when The Rosellas took on their opponents Valentine-Eleebana at Kentish Oval. This would be the third time in season 2018 that the Wests outfit had come up against the Red Devils from the Lake. On both previous occasions Valentine had the edge. With a grand final birth at stake this game was sure to be hard fought.

The game saw strong defence matched with lightning fast offence. Valentine were first to post points with a converted try. But Wests soon hit back to level the score at 6-6. It remained this way until shortly before half-time when Valentine again crossed the stripe. The halftime score was 12-6 to Valentine. Both teams came out refreshed for the second term. Valentine put on two unanswered tries and ultimately held on to win 24-6.

Below: the Wests Under 10’s division 1, back row (L to R): Sam, Jayden, Ben, Tom, Mitchell, Oliver, Lachlan, Harrison and Kai. Front row: Isaac, David, Brock, Baxter, Riley and Kaiden. Opposite page: top left: Isaac streaks away for a try. Top right: the team celebrates as the referee awards a try. Middle row left: Lachlan jostles for the ball with his opposite number; Middle row right: Kai takes it to the advantage line. Bottom row: Kick-off to start the second half; time talk at half-time.

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Local & Live entertainment this month Gallipoli Legion

Blackbutt Hotel Sat 1 Fri 7 Sat 8

Overload Pat Vs Cat Hornet

Sun 2

2 Good Reasons

Sun 9


Sun 16 Pap & That Sun 23 The King Shakey Band Sun 30 Mustang

Hamilton Station Hotel

Fri 14 Sat 15 Fri 21 Sat 22 Fri 28 Sat 29

Second to the Floor Captain Risky All Sat Duo The Associates Katie and Feff Loose Bazooka

Exchange Hotel Sat 1 Sun 2 Sat 8 Sun 9 Sat 15 Sun 16 Sat 22 Sun 23 Sat 29 Sun 30

Lithium Loko Seatch Party V-Dubs Misbehave The Years Secret Society Trancemission Vogue Love That Hat

Thu 6 Sat 15 Wed 26 Sun 30

Prehistoric Douche Saviour Booze & Glory Nathan Power

Hotel Jesmond Fri 7 Fri 14 Fri 21 Fri 28

Friends Thu 6 Grace -A Tribute to Jeff Buckley Fri 7 Tapestry - The Songs of Carol King Sat 8 Andy Firth and Adam Miller Sun 9 The Wolfe Brothers Tue 11 Cardiff High School HSC Showcase Wed 12 Live N Local Thu 13 Fawlty Towers - The Dining Experience Fri 14 James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra Sat 15 Bennett Bowtell & Urqheart Sun 16 Lazy Sunday Lunch with Karise Eden

Shivoo Katie and Feff Catfish Stew The Remedy

Lambton Park Hotel Fri 7 Holly Mae Fri 14 Nicko Duo Fri 28 AQWA Sat 29 Grant Walmsley & Friends


Wed 19 Jordann Christie Music Showcase Thur 20 Dave Upfold Comedy Hypnotist Fri 21 Ireland Rocks:

Performed by Ciaran Gribbin Sat 1 Catherine Britt and the Sat 22 Van The Man Cold Cold Hearts Sun 23 Lunch Show: Sun 2 Father’s Day Lunch - Australian Elvis in New Orleans Dance and Talent Show Centre Wed 5 John Schumann and

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Local & Live entertainment this month Wed 26 Live N Local Thur 27 Callaghan college Fri 28 Tour De Force - Tribute Show Sat 29 Gord Bamford

Northumberland Hotel

Fri 7 Fri 14 Fri 21

Dean Kerwood Nano Jim Overend

Nags Head Sat 1

Zane Penn

Fri 28 Sat 8 Sat 15 Sat 22

Steve Warren Mick Jones Pistol Pete

Newcastle Ent. Centre

The Instigators

Premier Hotel Sun 2

Melbourne Street

Sun 9


Sat 15 Felix Quinn Music Wed 26 Cher

Northern Star Hotel Sat 1

Allon, Rooney West

Fri 7

Josh Callaway

Sat 8

Jack Evans

Fri 14

Peter Kinch

Sat 15

John Larder

Fri 21

Brett Murphy

Sat 22


Fri 28

Fri 28

Mark Wells Duo

Sat 29


Wickham Park Hotel Sat 1 Sunhill Drive, The Radiators Sun 2

Buzzard Mix

Wed 5

Fox Control with Special Guests

Fri 7


Sat 8

KJ + Dave

Sun 9

Witchlock, Ron Kight & the Daze Band

Fri 14


Sat 15

Back to The Wicko

Sun 16 Greg Bryce, Ghost Road Fri 21

One Word

Sat 22

GW + Friends

Sun 23 The Years

Sun 16 24 Hours Sun 23 Alias Sat 29

Sunday’s Record

Sun 30 V-Dubs

Wests New Lambton

Marble Bar Sat 1

The Big Bang

Fri 7

Gen R-8

Mon 24 Mark Wood, Mark Wells Band

Sat 8

Love The Hat

Fri 28

Mark Wood

Fri 14

The Remedy Trio

Sat 29 Codi Kaye, Alex Johnson

Sat 15

Snape Trilogy

Sat 29 Mick n Josh, Morning Glory

Fri 21

The Rumour Trio

Sat 22

The Rattle


Sun 30 John Larder, Viagro

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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: www.homestartaustralia.org/

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.

JHCH KIDS CLUB Raising funds for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital for over 25 years. New members wanted! 1st Wednesday of the month, 9am at the hospital. Please let us know you are coming as our meeting room is difficult to find. Email JHCHKidsClub@gmail.com or call 0409 873 787 for more information.

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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 madeleineatkins@bigpond.com for more information.

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@ bigpond.com Ph 0423 180052 or Pam Carroll pamcarrollart@yahoo.com.au Ph 0412709358 or Jill Campbell jillycampbell@gmail.com

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 on 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: hamilton@mow.net.au

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” (www.tennis.com.au/lambtonpark). 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 sentokialliance@gmail.com 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: admin@hunterlocal.com.au or post to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of the month. Notices may be edited or omitted due to space limitations. The Local > September 2018 > Page 59

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Local Classifieds... FOR SALE

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. BOWLS JACKET Mens XL size, navy with pocket -Royal NSW Bowling Assoc. Mayfield $40 Ph 4952 5262 CONGA DRUMS Set of 2 conga drums plus stand in good condition Ph 0466 431 774


FURNITURE Book shelf, 6ft matching desk, 3 drawers, dark stain timber, vg condition. $50 Ph 0401 074 467

OUTDOOR ARM CHAIRS Dark green panther brand 24 in total, used last Xmas $8 each or all for $150. Ph 0449 126 646. SHOWER CHAIR Roll in shower chair, perfect condition $300 Ph 4957 3493 STACKSTONES Ivory coloured stackstones, preowned. 88 x top unit, 147 x standard unit, 22 x right corners, 16 x left corners $90 Ph 0411 261 046

VARIOUS ITEMS 4 vintage rosewood timber & fabric dining chairs $40. Lowline modern entertainment unit $49. Records, DVD’s & VHS videos assorted titles all very good condition. Ph 4957 1625


VARIOUS ITEMS Wedding dress size 8, never worn, simple slim style sleeveless all over lace, plus veil, headpiece, etc $99. Stainless steamer saucepan set 3 + lid, brand new in box, unwanted raffle prize $49. Ten Pin Bowling set - ball, carry bag and shoes, brand new in box, never used $149 the lot. Ph 4960 1112


GEORGETOWN GIRL GUIDES Annual Trash and Treasure. Saturday 1st September, 7am to 1pm. Corner Lake and Young Rds Georgetown. Come and grab a bargain. 23 ORCHARDTOWN RD NEW LAMBTON Saturday 15th September 8am to 2pm. New, used, preloved, paintings & craft Back of 23 Orchardtown Rd.

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OLD MUSIC CASSETTES No need to send them to landfill, also wanted old 70’s/80’s radio cassette players. Ph Ian 0406 620 144.

Eric Loi




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

PROFESSIONAL ROOMS TO LET Sessional space / professional rooms available to rent. Please email Kara at info@newcastle integratedphysiotherapy.com. au

AAllll sstyles & levels Studio in New Lambton Phone: 00419 642 096 Email: ericloimusic@bigpond.com

garden pots, bird baths, edging tiles, sandstone, and things of interest, for my garden area. Cash paid. Jake Ph 0432 397 321


DAY COACH TRIPS 2018 Monday 1st Oct Wollombi Markets. Tues 16 Oct Trip Lady Kendall. Tues 20 Nov Sydney Shopping. Don Ph 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 NATIVE GERMAN SPEAKER WANTED for practice conversation with German language student. Will pay hourly rate. Phone or SMS Ph 0420 449 492 IRONING HELP $25 a level basket. Drop off my house (New Lambton) in morning, pick up afternoon Ph Lyn 0432 174 618

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 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 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

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 Book of Mormon September. Jersey Boys and Evita from September onwards. Don Ph 4952 8590

POSITION VACANT ACCOUNTS Casual assistance required for home accounts. Must be organised. Please call Jennifer. Ph 0409 578 018 Solution to crossword on page 60 S A P

















































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PIGGOTT’S PHARMACY HAMILTON 83 Beaumont Street, Hamilton Phone: 4961 3179

PIGGOTT’S PHARMACY ON GLEBE 400 Glebe Road, Hamilton South Phone: 4969 1978

PIGGOTT’S PHARMACY LAMBTON 117 Elder Street, Lambton Phone: 4957 3630

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