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The Bugle 9 June 2018

A fortnightly celebration of people and places on the Upper South Coast of NSW

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National focus on marginal Gilmore As one of the most marginal Federal seats, the battle for our electorate of Gilmore has always been of interest to political pundits. However recent speculation about whether the sitting Member, Ann Sudmalis, is to be challenged for preselection has increased its profile further, with Gilmore featuring regularly in the national news. With a margin of just 0.73% after a 3.1% swing to Labor on a two party preferred basis at the last election, both parties have been making Gilmore a priority, with ministers and shadow ministers visiting on a regular basis. When visiting Nowra shortly after the Budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison put the win in perspective, “If it wasn’t for Ann at the last election, Bill Shorten would now be PM.” It is as yet unclear if Milton real estate agent Grant Shultz has nominated for Liberal Party preselection, which closed on 25 May. No party member can make comment while the preselection process is underway. It is unknown when the process will end. The speculation has caused both the Prime Minister and the Treasurer to declare their support for Ms Sudmalis. “Ann is a phenomenal

Inside this issue Mega mansion back for consideration p 3 Erica brings music back to Jamberoo p 3

Little Archies winners p 6

The Treasurer declaring his support for Ms Sudmalis

candidate, member and advocate,” said Mr Turnbull. Ms Sudmalis has released a statement on the matter: “As previously stated I have nominated for the seat of Gilmore. “I have the full support of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison. “Over the past five years I have proven my ability to deliver real results, most recently securing $155 million in Federal funding for the new Nowra Bridge. “I will not be commenting further on the preselection process.” There is no doubt who the Labor candidate will be, as Fiona Phillip was endorsed in

March 2017 to build on the swing she achieved at the 2016 election. “During my endorsement announcement I made the comment that ‘this is not a sprint – it’s a marathon’,” says Ms Phillips. “I’ve been spending a lot of time out and about right across Gilmore talking directly one on one with voters. “I think the mood is really changing in Gilmore. People are quite rightly asking questions – they just want a fairer go.” The Greens have recently announced they are also sticking with their candidate in the last election, Carmel McCallum, who achieved 10.5% of the first preferences.

Ms Phillips with Stephen Jones and Bill Shorten

The pharmacist from Cambewarra says she is concerned about money and influence from Big Business, which is undermining

democracy and fair representation, “People deserve fairer pay and working conditions if our economy is to do well for everyone.”

Meet the new Show Society President p7


Sale of Akuna St falls through An confidential extraordinary meeting of Council has rescinded a motion at its May Meeting, which made it possible for developer Nick Daoud to apply for a final extension of time to gain approval for his Akuna St/Mitre 10 development. Without this extra time, it appears the developer will not have an approved development by the date needed for the sale of the Council-owned property to him to go through. Our next issue will report on the ramifications of this decision, which was announced too late for this edition.

Inaugural Ken Donnellan Local History Competition p9




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9-10 June

Kiama Farmers’ Market Surf Beach 2-5pm

Crooked River Winter Wine Festival Crooked River Winery $15 tickets online at

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Kiama Red Cross Fun Run 5, 9 and 21.1km courses. Register at On weekends or Live music at The Sebel, www.crwwinterwinefestival at the Visitors Centre. Kiama Leagues Club, Music in the Park Gerringong and Kiama Saturday 9 June Hindmarsh Park, noon-3pm Bowlos, Jamberoo Pub Kiama & District Kiama Seaside Market and other venues Historial Society Talk: Black Beach, 9-3pm 8-13 June Bobbie Miller on Saturday 16 June Felt: It’s our language Colonial Architects Gerringong Village Exhibition of the Kiama Family History Markets Gerringong Illawarra Feltmakers, Centre, 2.30pm Town Hall, 8.30-1.30pm Old Fire Station, 9-4pm Kiama Jamberoo Sunday 17 June Til 19 July Community Music Kiama Seaside Markets Jamie Cole’s Art Bar Association concert: Black Beach, 9-3pm Exhibition Classical guitarist Saturday 23 June Little Blowhole Art Bar, Segundo Vasquez 4 Tingira Cres Kiama Makers & Jamberoo Uniting Growers Market 8-10 June Church, Wyalla Rd, 2pm. Black Beach, 9-2pm KLC Country Gold Admission by donation. History Talk (see right) Various country artists Kiama Makers & Sunday 24 June and venues. See Growers Market Black Beach, 9-2pm Jamberoo Village Market Reid Park, 9-2pm

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Just a heads up that the annual (or should that be legendary?) Friends of Blue Haven Cake Stall is on soon, with plenty of home-made cakes, slices, muffins, scones and other delicacies, as well as jams and pickles, available. There will also be other things for sale on the day, so pop along and grab a delicious bargain. Details: Saturday 16 June, Blue Haven Hostel, 9-noon. (Donations can be dropped off from 7am)

Australian coin talk At the next meeting of the Gerringong and District Historical Society, David Radford will be speaking about early Australian coins. His talk will be about the surprisingly large variety of coins that were circulating in early Australia, both local and foreign. These days the Kiama Penny and the Jamberoo Penny are amongst the rarest. The talk will be followed by afternoon tea, then a general meeting. Visitors are welcome to attend, with a gold coin donation. Details: Saturday 23 June, RSL Memorial Hall, on the corner of Fern and Belinda Streets, Gerringong, 1pm.

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Continuing its long collaboration with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Christ Church Kiama is to host a concert by Brass Five. The five students will be performing a specially selected brass repertoire for their concert in ‘the little white church’, noted for its superb acoustics. There will be classical and jazz items in the program and some popular arias from a young singer, Alexander Young. He has chosen to perform a selection from the Erlkoning by Schubert as well as Handel’s Ombra Ma Fu. Details: Sunday 1 July, Christ Church Kiama, 1 Terralong St, 2.30pm. Tickets $25 [no concessions] from the Kiama Visitors Centre, t 4232 3322.

Precinct not meeting

Bromeliad talk in Dapto

In case you were planning to drop along, please note that the Kiama Central Precinct has cancelled its June meeting. The group will meet again at the Joyce Wheatley Centre on Tuesday 24 July, at 7pm.

Members of the Fellowship of First Fleeters will talk about their hobby of raising bromeliads at the group’s next meeting. Guests welcome. $2 entry. Details: Tues 3 July, 10am, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto

A consultant’s brief for the long awaited Kiama Town Centre Study has been finalised, with the winning firm expected to start work on the project by early July. “This work will provide a context for how the whole centre will evolve,” says Linda Davis, Council’s Director Environmental Services. “The aim is to develop a really good blueprint and provide a lot of certainty to the development sector about what our expectations are.” She says the urban design-

ers will be able to base their work on a number of reports and studies that have already been done. “We’ve been through and looked at what we already have, and a lot of that work is still valid and contemporary. There is no need to revisit everything, which will speed the process up.” The Study, which will take in the whole of the Kiama town centre, will look at economic and urban design components. “The Study is looking for urban design input at a high

strategic level. “We will be asking the consultants what sort of community consultation they would suggest is appropriate during the process, apart from the input of community members on the Planning Committee.” Any necessary changes will be incorporated into Kiama’s Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan, changes to which require community consultation. The Study is due for completing by the end of the year.

Jamberoo Valley mega-mansion back for Council consideration

Due to proceedings challenging Council’s initial rejection being commenced in the Land & Environment Court, a $13.3 million DA for land opposite the Jamberoo Action Park has been relodged. The assessment process has recommenced for the integrated development, which includes demolition

of the existing dairy, a new principal dwelling, a secondary dwelling, five cabins for farmstay accommodation, an educational building, sheds and associated roadworks. The principal dwelling is over four levels, with 3340m2 of floor area. At the time of its original lodgement, the Jamberoo

Ratepayers & Residents Association strongly opposed the development largely because of its size and the loss of prime agricultural land. The proposed development is on a 150 acre property, which was sold in July 2016 for $1.775 million. More details on Council’s DA Tracker website.

Jamberoo to come alive with music Erica Warren has very fond memories of the time when the Illawarra Folk Festival was based in Jamberoo, before it moved elsewhere over 15 years ago. “I was living in the States at the time of the move, and ever since I returned I’ve been thinking how good it would be for the town to bring the vibe back. “It was just fantastic and has been sorely missed. “There was so much happening in different venues around town, and musicians were jamming in the streets. “It was its success that saw the folk club look for a more contained venue, but I think the village atmosphere was a key to that success. “It really brought the town alive.” While no longer involved with Jamberoo Pub, Erica has lived in the village since she was five and is passionate about ensuring its future. Together with local musician Kane Dennelly, of the band 19-Twenty, she’s finally decided to act on that feeling. In its first year, their Jamberoo Music Festival will be a one day celebration of roots, blues, indie and country music, with thirty acts performing over three indoor venues. “Ticketholders will have access to performances at the School of Arts, Club Jamberoo and Jamberoo

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Photo: Linda Faiers

Urban design study for Kiama CBD

Youth Hall, so they will be able to choose their own program. “Out on the streets we’ve organised an amazing mix of other free activities, including a busking competition, other performers and a market. ‘There’ll even be silent disco tours of the town – something everyone will love.” She says locals are right behind the new festival. “Everyone is pretty excited about it. There is a buzz already.” She and Kane are already thinking a few years ahead, when the main street will be blocked off and concerts

Erica Warren is fulfilling a long held ambition to bring a festival back to the village

will happen on nearby properties and at places of interest. “Jamberoo township and its escarpment surrounds create a natural hub,” she says. “It will really help give this village a focus to be proud of.” The initiative has the backing of Destination Kiama, which sees its potential to generate overnight visitors. Details: 21 July. Tickets $79; $39 conc and u/18; u/12 free with adult.

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On the evening prior to ANZAC Day somebody placed red poppies above every commemorative plaque on the Gordon Grellman Wall of Remembrance. We, the Kiama-Jamberoo RSL Sub-branch, have no idea who placed the poppies, but we would love to find out who did this and thank them for adding to what was already a memorable commemoration of ANZAC. The poppies looked magnificent and added a beautiful touch to the service. If anyone can put me in touch with the person or organisation that placed the poppies it would be much appreciated. Gary McKay Vice President/ Curator of the Wall of Remembrance

ever, for some fine finger pointing at the creators of this new estate for Jamberoo’s existing and new senior citizens...... My house is the only one in the estate without a window next to the front door. It took 4 months to get a side fence. Asked for slats, gave me solid. No sun reaches the clothes line, ensuite or bathroom. After 5 months I had to beg for the clothes dryer that came with the house to be installed as I was having a shoulder operation. There was no provision on my block, with a southern retaining wall and various service caps in my garden, for the three garbage bins. It cost me $2000 to have a bin bay built. The two metre high, one There is an unwritten rule in metre wide, inaccessible Brookwood Estate, Jamberoo eastern retaining wall at the (the street that no one back of my ‘low maintewanted) ... do no publicly nance’ over 55s property has disparage your house. weeds growing rampant. The time has come, howIt’s been 8 months now – my water tank has still not been connected nor the ramp to the garage installed. So, apologies for bucking the system, but such consideration of seniors should be recognised. The community should know. Lee Jourdain, Jamberoo

Helping community gardens flourish A group of enthusiast Gerringong residents are looking to start a community garden, following the success of others in the area. “We’ve had a couple of meetings with Council about possible locations,” says Chris Huddle. “Things are looking very positive, and would welcome other like-minded people joining our group.” Kiama Council has recently provided more than $8,000 in funding to three established local community gardens – Kiama Community Garden, Kiama Public School and Jamberoo Public School – through its new Community Gardens Grants Program. The Gerringong group is looking to apply for funding next year.

“The Program offers grants of up to $4,500 to community groups setting up sustainable local food sources through community gardens,” says Deputy Mayor Kathy Rice. “The program can fund garden planning, soil, mulch, compost and tools, and infrastructure such as wood for garden beds or rain water collection tanks.” It places an emphasis on projects that are healthy and sustainable in how they are managed and supported.

ions of the 21,464 residents of the Municipality better than the Mayor and Councillors. Firstly, those 200 odd objectors make up less than 1% of the Municipality’s resident population. Secondly, there was ample opportunity through the rezoning process for all residents to formally voice their opinions. Thirdly our Mayor and I’d like to challenge the Councillors are constantly Letter to the Editor (26 May in touch with a wide range edition) by John Zimmer of local residents through which seems to argue that he their roles and no doubt get & the small number of peo- a good feeling of the vibe in ple (less than 200 by mem- the community on any given ory) who made submissions issue. opposing the Golden Valley Finally there are no doubt Rd rezoning know the opin- many people in the commu-

nity who make their thoughts on issues known to Councillors through direct private conversations that we are all unaware of. Our Mayor and Councillors then have the unenviable task, often in contentious circumstances, of making a decision that is best for the whole of the community. Then every four years the community gets to vote on how well they have done at that. I think the process speaks for itself. Lawson Fredericks, Kiama Downs

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Kiama Art Society’s annual Little Archies attracted approximately 200 entries from students of the five primary schools in the district. Deputy Mayor Kathy Rice opened the well attended three day event at the Kiama Leagues Club, organised by the Society’s Catherine O’Leary, who takes its children’s classes.

The budding artists, from Kinder to Year 6, were thrilled to see their portraits hanging on the walls. “It is a great way to encourage an appreciation of Australia’s major art prize at an early age, and help light the spark of a lifetime passion,” says Kiama Art Society President Judy White. Entry forms are now avail-

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able online for the Society’s major exhibition at and will be available soon from Framed By Us and the Little Blowhole Art Bar. Details: Entries close Friday 20 July. Exhibition 25 August to 2 September, Kiama Leagues Club.

Councillor Rice and Kiama Art Society’s Catherine O’Leary bookending the winners: Year 2 Eloise Simpson, Sts Peter and Paul; Kinder Alexis Whitfield, Kiama PS; Year 3 Andy Kratzman, Gerringong PS; Year 1 Bonnie McHutchinson, Gerringong PS; Year 4 Charlotte Baron, Sts Peter and Paul; Year 5 Leo Wallace Pannell, Sts Peter and Paul; Year 6 Michael Masi, Sts Peter and Paul.

New Show President: Artisan producers are our future Bucking stereotypes, the new President of the Kiama Show Society, David Barnes, isn’t from a farming background or even a long standing resident. Instead, the retired engineer moved down to Kiama full-time only 10 years ago after buying a house in Kiama in 2001. “I started helping out with the Show around that time, as it seemed a great way of getting involved with the community,” he says. “I served my apprenticeship and took on the job of ground steward. “It was a great way to meet people, and support the town.” He has taken on the presidency at a time when farming is continuing to change in the area. “The future of farming as I see it is the development of specialist, valueadd businesses,” he says. “The Pines dairy is the one I hold up as an example. They’ve gone from selling bulk milk to making a specialist product. That is probably the future of agriculture in the area. “If we want to keep the rolling hills, we have to develop niche markets that command a premium. The double benefit from that is we will continue to be an attractive area for visitors who want a food experience to match the scenery.”

“The aim is to lift people’s appreciation of what is on offer from small scale producers within 50km of here, and encourage new producers,” he says. “There are a lot of people in Kiama interested in artisan skills, and this is a way to bring like minded people together.” There will be a series of workshops on subjects including cheese making, sausage making and fermenting, as well as appreciation classes on craft beer, coffee and local wine. “We’ll also have a market not just offering food, but also equipment for making artisan food, such as smokers.” As for the Show, David believes it The Festival will open with a 50km also has to evolve, while maintaining Dinner on the Saturday night, under its agricultural and horticultural roots. the direction of Mark Olive from “We are already a mini-Royal SBS’s cooking program featuring Easter, but we’ve got to think about indigenous food, The Outback Café. what sort of demographic we want to Entry to the Festival is free, however appeal to and offer suitable attractions. there will be a charge for the dinner, “We are considering a lot of options workshops and classes. Tickets can be that will make it a must-do for the purchased online. Places are limited. community, and welcome ideas from Details: 11-12 August, the public on how to make the Show Kiama Showgrounds. sustainable in the long term.” See The Society’s Kiama Artisan Food for more information on Festival is an initiative reflecting his the workshops, market and dinner. views that has grown legs, and gained State Government funding.

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Dealing with wild rabbits In response to complaints it has received about damage caused by wild rabbits at Gerringong Headland and Cemetery and Black Head Reserve in Gerroa, Council is embarking on a controlled release of the calicivirus in those areas throughout June. The carrot baits will use the RHDV1 K5 strain of calicivirus, released in 2017. While the release is targeting wild rabbits, owners of domestic rabbits are advised to vaccinate their pets as a precaution. Dog owners to keep their dogs on the leash. Get more info from

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I promised to keep everyone updated on Council efforts to avoid our municipality being affected by the NSW Government’s new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code. I have now written to the Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts requesting an amnesty to the introduction of the new Code for our municipality. I have also asked for a face-to-face meeting to reinforce the importance of this issue. This follows Council’s Planning Committee unanimously resolving to oppose the implementation of the Code. This is an important part of our considered and consultative approach to this issue, as the Planning Com-

mittee is made up of not just councillors and our professional planning staff, but members of the community as well. This opposition is based a five key points:  it will allow dual occupancies to be built on lots as small as 400m2 without approvals from council or any notifications to neighbours;  it will allow densities that are out of keeping with many of our residential areas;  it will undermine place based character controls that have been developed in collaboration with local communities;  it will lead to an increase in the number of complaints Council receives from the community about complying developments and private certifiers  it represents a further erosion of local planning autonomy People here are passionate about the character of our towns and villages. Council has worked with the community to develop

controls to ensure developments are in keeping with that character. This includes the extensive work done by our professional planners and Jamberoo residents to reinforce its rural village character. Council is also preparing a development control plan for Spring Creek before the release of land there. But this Code represents a one-size-fits-all approach to urban design across the State that will undermine those efforts. Why an amnesty? An amnesty will give Council time to make changes to the Kiama Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2011, which will allow more appropriate application of the Code in our municipality. It will also let our planners work with their colleagues in the NSW Government to introduce changes to the Code that support local urban design and character. I have also been successful in having the recent meeting of the Country Mayors’ Association pass a similar

Budgeting help Christians Against Poverty (CAP), an international charity which offers free budgeting courses, is now in Kiama. The CAP Money Course runs over three sessions and teaches budgeting skills and a simple cash-based system, proven to work. “This course is designed to help people to get more control of their money,” says local organizer Marion Rattray. “They learn to budget, save and prevent overwhelming debt. “CAP Money has been running in Australia since 2000 and we look forward to bringing it to Kiama.” Booking is essential as numbers are limited. A waiting list for the next course will be created if necessary. Details: Held on 4, 11 and 18 July (Wednesdays), 7pm, at Kiama Uniting Church, cnr Manning and Bong Bong Streets. Phone Marion to book on 4233 2490. Free.

resolution. The same goes for the most recent meeting of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation. I’d like to thank those who have worked with me so far to advance our concerns, my fellow councillors, mayors, the planning committee and especially the planning specialists at Council. Again, I will keep you updated.

Mens’ Shed gets grant The Kiama Men’s Shed has received $2,138 in funding from the State Government to purchase new machinery and equipment. The machinery will give Shed members the opportunity to do more high quality work in support of the local community, including charitable toy manufacturing. The Kiama Men’s Shed is located at the Uniting Church Rectory on the corner of Manning & Bong Bong Streets. Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9am-3pm.

Grants for health or sustainability The next round of Council’s Health and Sustainability Grants is now open. Up to $1,000 of dollar for dollar funding is available for eligible community groups with ideas that will improve the health, wellbeing and/ or quality of life of locals. Details: Discuss ideas with the Health Promotion Officer on 4232 0444. See for details

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Keeping Ken’s work going A ceremony to award prize winners in the inaugural Ken Donnellan Local History Competition remembered his devotion to telling the stories of local World War I servicemen. His widow, Colleen, and children, Lauren and Jack, participated in the ceremony. This year, local Stage 3 children were asked to write a diary entry or a letter home from the War, with over 60 entries being received. Local historian Malcolm Bedford emphasised to the children that 100 years ago wasn’t that long ago. “My grandfathers were at Gallipoli and Ypres, so you are looking at someone who remembers the men who went through what you wrote about.” Next year, a photographic competition will be held in Mr Donnellan’s honour. The prize winners from each school were: Ss Peter & Paul

Winner: Elias Oldfield Highly Commended: Noah Parker, Lily Gazzard Kiama Public

Winner: Laura Ellis Highly Commended: Scarlett Hill, Molly Simpson


Community rallies for a great cause We We were blown away by the outstanding success of last week’s First National Coast & Country Colour Run at Black Beach.

The prizewinners with Lauren and Jack Donnellan (left), Mayor Mark Honey, Colleen Donnellan (centre, and co-judge Malcolm Bedford (right)

Gerringong Public

from me. I’m not sure what is being reported back at home, Winner: Kate Evans but I can tell you now that life Highly Commended: Mia in the army is far from the exReiten, Samuel Le citing existence that was adverJamberoo Public tised when they encouraged us Winner: Jack Maguire to enlist. I’ve lost countless Highly Commended: Clare friends on the battlefield and Smith, Pippi McInness. also just from disease develThe winning entries on are oped while waiting in the trenches. The trenches are nardisplay in the Library, and row and are dug deep into the make moving reading. ground. Where we are currently The following is Elias fighting is a very cold, wet enviOldfield’s entry from 30th ronment so our uniforms are July 1917: often drenched and it’s near Dear Mother, impossible to keep warm and Firstly, I’d like to say that I dry. Some of the men have deam sorry that I haven’t written veloped what is known as to you in such a long time. To ‘trench foot’. It’s awful mother. be honest, I haven’t wanted to According to the nurse, it is tell you of the atrocities I have “a painful condition of the feet been experiencing whilst I’ve caused by long immersion in been living in these horrid cold water or mud and marked trenches. But I know that you by blackening and death of would be desperate to hear surface tissue”. I’ve seen some

Kiama helps world record

Kiama added 213 observers to the more than 40,000 people participating in the successful Stargazing Live World Record attempt. Braving a chilly night, they got the clear sky they were hoping for to gaze at the moon for ten minutes. Enthusiastic astronomer David Finlay pointed out features of the night sky, making the night truly memorable. $400 was raised for the Zonta Club of Berry which will go towards making birthing kits for women in Africa. “Once again we put Kiama on the map as a region for science education and outreach,” says David.

of the men suffering from this having their foot amputated and then getting discharged as they can no longer fight. Sometimes I feel like they are the lucky ones to escape these cold and ugly days. We only sleep when we’ve got time but mostly we don’t sleep as our nightmares seem to keep many of us awake. My new mate Robert however, tries to distract us from our dark thoughts by telling us countless stories about his history and culture as he is Aboriginal. He talks differently to us but is quite a funny fellow, so most of the soldiers embrace the distraction and we often share a laugh. This helps to lift our spirits. We try to keep our strength up although this is difficult on a very basic diet consisting mainly of beans and biscuits. Oh, how I miss my sweet porridge with honey and your Sunday lamb roasts. The thought of one day tasting these once under appreciated treats, keeps me going and gives me hope. It just seems like everything is miserable and gloomy at the moment. I need one of your warm hugs desperately. Recently, we were ambushed by the feral Germans and my friend John, got shot and then sadly passed away in my arms. That was my toughest day so far. I feel that there are still many more days like that to come. War is such an unfriendly, heartless environment and I have to wonder why God would allow such hatred and destruction to happen. My hope is that you are doing well back on the farm and that one day I will return to you. I ask that you pray for me and all of the other soldiers who are fighting in this war and that it will all be over very soon. Your ever loving son, Joseph


The overcast conditions made for ideal running and walking conditions for the 800 plus participants and all our staff enjoyed the morning and in fact probably wore more colour at the end than any of the runners. “It was important for us to be involved in such a worthwhile event for the Ceili Foundation and we thoroughly enjoyed being part of it and we look forward to being involved again next year,” First National Coast & Country Kiama principal Terry Digger said. “We would like to thank co-ordinator Sue Hawley and her team of workers for the work that went into the day, including the setting up and cleaning up,” he added. Congratulations also to young Jaxon Lavender who was first over the line.

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At the First National Coast & Country Kiama Colour Run The second Kiama Colour Run was a joyous affair, with many more participants than last year raising around $8000 for Ceili Inc, this year’s nominated charity. Even the weather chimed in, with a massive rainbow welcoming the start of the Run. Organiser Susan Hawley wants to thank the sponsors First National Coast & Country, Solutions4Wellbeing, Hello World Kiama and Miss Zoe’s Dance School for providing a Flash Mob. As always, Rotary was there to feed the crowd. Photos: Abbie Boyd Photography

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ACROSS 1. Way of washing instead of a shower 3. Beer smaller than a schooner 5. Woolly covering of a sheep 9. Outer layer of a tree 10. Australian Formula One driver winner of 2018 Monarco GP 11. If you are as dead as this extinct flightless bird you are really dead 13. Squashed square. Quadrilateral whose four sides have the same length. 14. Large fish eating bird with a distensible pouch 16. Disease resulting from lack of vitamin C. Prevalent in a maritime environment up 19th Century 19. Earth's satellite 20. First name of wife of Marshal Perron. “Don’t cry for me Argentina” 22. Damp 23. South Coast NSW town from where granite stone was sourced for the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons 24. Local federal electorate of Ann Sudmalis 26. Olympic city where Dawn Fraser knocked off a flag and was banned from competing for life 28. Tennis bat 31. Division within a city 34. Tall tower in Paris 36. When vaccinated you become -----38. National gemstone of Australia and NSW prepaid transport card 39. You go to Hell in this 40. First space satellite

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bion Park 21. National Party politician making $150,000 out of his privacy 22. First Book of the New Testament 25. What did the girls do after being kissed by Georgie Porgie 27. Newly born son of above mentioned politician 29. Delivery made by Trevor at the direction of his brother Greg Chappell

against NZ 30. Which polo club did the Cuff & Collar Club venture upcountry to play? 32. Colour of Australian Swans 33. Chess piece that stays on either black or white 35. Paint onto wet plaster on a wall 37. List of dishes available in a restaurant Crossword by Steve Law

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Postcard home If you don’t like noodles, don’t go to Japan. I love noodles and have just returned from a month in Japan. I didn’t keep a record, but must have had at least 28 bowls of noodles. The big defining issue about noodles is “soba or udon?” It’s like the “wholemeal or white” bread question. As I’m sure everyone knows, udon noodles are made from wheat and are thick, white, a bit sticky, and rather tasteless, whereas soba noodles, made from buckwheat, are brownish, thin and have a pleasant grainy taste. I’m a soba noodle fan. Another important issue is “to slurp or not to slurp”. People say it is fine to slurp, but in fact very few do, and if you sit elbow to elbow in a tiny noodle house next to a slurper, you will understand why that practice might be dying out. An easier question to answer, because you will already have fixed views on the matter is “to add the raw egg or not”. I don’t like raw egg, but it was early days and I wanted to try every-

thing. Also, I reasoned that it might cook in the very hot broth. It didn’t, and the result was to coat the noodles with slimy egg white. Noodle shops are not places to linger. They are tiny, and cooking and eating is intense and swift. The wait staff and cooks

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constantly call to each other in loud sing-song. The kitchen nooks are tiny pandemoniums of clattering pans and clouds of steam. The diners scroll on their smart phones, suck up their noodles and are gone in minutes. The photo was taken in the

Iron Ramen, one of nine ramen shops in the extraordinary and huge Kyoto railway station. The very serious man wielding the noodle dipper has won international prizes for his ramen, apparently. Janet Taverner, Kiama

Cambodia calls Sarah Young, Kiama’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year is heading to Cambodia again in November, this time leading a team of 20 volunteers. The group will be helping to provide aid in the province of Battembang through the respected Challenges Abroad organisation. She’s hoping that other young people from the area will join her group for a shared experience. “Rather than go on a traditional schoolies, they could come along and have a break that really makes a difference,” she says, while noting the trip is open to 18-25 year olds. Sarah has travelled to Cambodia three times, and has a real passion for the country and its people. As a third year Bachelor of Primary education student at Wollongong University, she has been particularly struck by the plight of Cambodia’s children and has had opportunity to reflect on the vastly different educational support children here in Australia receive. Her team will be working with selected local nongovernment organisation championing the most needy and neglected areas. More specifically, Sarah and her team will be working to help improve education quality in the local community whilst supporting the development of The Future Sense Foundation. Sarah says “This program will provide an incredible volunteer experience, and I’m looking forward to making new friendships with those who join me. It is a great way to boost your confidence, while learning more about yourself and the world in which we live.” Details: The fully inclusive cost is $2250 per person. To find out more contact Sarah at or on 0422 115 028.

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The Bugle June 9 2018  

This edition of The Bugle looks at the battle for Gilmore, breaks the news on Akuna St, looks forward to the Jamberoo Music Festival and mor...

The Bugle June 9 2018  

This edition of The Bugle looks at the battle for Gilmore, breaks the news on Akuna St, looks forward to the Jamberoo Music Festival and mor...