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The Bugle 10 November 2018

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

Serving the communities of Kiama, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Downs, Minnamurra and Gerroa and now at

Give your ideas for a better Kiama CBD If you didn’t have the time to attend the community workshops on the future of Kiama’s town centre, then the good news is you have until 20 November to give your comments online. The urban design consultants, Studio GL, are utilising an easy-to-use web site that allows you to pinpoint areas of concern or ideas you have for improvements. This will be added to the views gathered at the community and business consultation workshops. It will help provide a fuller picture of the challenges and opportunities of the designated area by providing a broad insider’s perspective on the Kiama Town Centre. “We are keen to encourage

people to go onto Social Pinpoint and contribute to the Kiama Town Centre Master Plan,” says Studio GL’s Diana Griffiths. “The idea is that Social Pinpoint will provide insights into what it’s like to use the Town Centre. “We want to know what are the Town Centre’s assets, what are things about it that people love, what are the things that could be improved? “Past experience has taught us that providing an online tool allows a broader group in the community to engage with us. “The process, becomes a shared conversation where people can see, and be inspired by, other’s comments.”

Comments posted are shown online (without showing the name of the person posting), so others can like or disagree with it. Ms Griffiths says she has found tools like this one very helpful in identifying:  buildings and landmarks people love and places people like to spend time.  intersections or pedestrian crossings that are unsafe or difficult to use  what the place is like at different times of day or at certain times of the year  ideas on how the centre could be improved. Details: To give your views, go to www.studiogl. kiama-town-centre

Will this approved development ever be built? Included within the area of the Town Centre Study is the strategic parcel of land owned by Council that connects Akuna St to Terralong St via the old Mitre 10. The fate of this site has been up in the air since its sale to developer Nick Daoud fell through. Despite this situation, Mr Daoud has now obtained approval for his development, which straddles Council’s land and other adjacent land

owned by him. The Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel approved the amended DA, with conditions, after it judged he had incor-

porated the changes suggested by it at an earlier hearing. As a result, he now has an approved DA for a site he no longer has the right to buy.

Council issued a statement after the decision, saying: “Council resolved in August to reject the offer from Mr Daoud to purchase the land,

and not enter into any further form of direct negotiation with any party. “This remains the position of Council at this time.”

Inside this issue Co-sharing workspace opens in Kiama p3

The latest on Gerringong’s bank p3 Panel to consider new Collins St plan p4

More ethics teachers needed p7 Make your fresh tree a giving tree p 12

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What’s on? Every Wednesday Kiama Farmers’ Market Surf Beach 3-6pm

On weekends Live music at The Sebel, Kiama Leagues Club, Gerringong and Kiama Bowlos, Jamberoo Pub and other venues

8-18 Nov Bushland & Beaches exhibition Fern St Gallery, Gerringong

corner of Fern and Belinda Streets. This area will be closed to traffic from 9.30-midday. Kiama Service 10.30am, at the Memorial Arch. Lighthouse Service Monument dedication 4.30pm followed by the Pipes and Drums at 5pm. Kiama Auto Expo Kiama Showgrounds, 9-2.30pm. $5 entry.

Saturday 17 Nov

9-11 Nov

Gerringong Village Market Gerringong Town Hall, 9-2pm Kiama Show Ball See page 4 Joseph Tawadros concert See page 9

CMRI Annual Quilt & Craft Show Friday and Sat 10-4pm, Sunday 10-2pm, Gerringong Town Hall. Entry $5, with morning and afternoon teas, and a light lunch, for sale.

Sunday 18 Nov

Friday 9 Nov

Gerringong Music Club Concert See right Kiama Seaside Markets Black Beach, 9-3pm

Sts Peter and Pauls’ Kiama Carnival Manning St, 3-8pm

Sunday 11 Nov 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I: Gerringong Service 10.45am, outside the Memorial Hall on the

Sunday 25 Nov Jamberoo Village Markets Reid Park, 9-2pm

A trio from the Con

Thursday 29 Nov An evening with Holly Throsby See below

30 Nov - 1 Dec Made in Kiama market Kiama Pavilion, 4-8pm

Saturday 1 Dec Blue Kiama: Clean Our Coast Festival (more next issue)

29 December Annual Duck Derby Gerroa

Holly Throsby: in conversation

Saturday 24 Nov Kiama Makers & Growers Market Black Beach, 9-2pm

For its final concert of the year, Gerringong Music Club is presenting soprano Narelle Yeo, David Miller on piano and Emma Sholl on flute. The talented professional musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be performing a range of music by Bach, Delibes, Saint-Saens and Strauss, with some lighter theatre and cabaret music by Bolcom and Bernstein. The Club’s annual program and memberships renewals

for 2019 will be available at the event (payments by cheque or cash only). “We have a range of delightful concerts in prospect,” says Gillian Spooner. Details: Sun 18 November, Gerringong Town Hall, 2pm. Doors open at 1.30pm. Tickets $25 at the door for visitors, free for members, students and children. Afternoon tea available.

Join a Christmas choir

Bushland & Beaches Paintings by Gay Emmerson & Georgia Freebody Exhibition dates: 8-18 Nov 2018 Please join the artists for the opening Sat 10 Nov 4-6pm 2/131 Fern Street

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Hot on the heels of their sell-out Stephanie Alexander dinner, the Friends of Kiama Library are hosting a dinner with Holly Throsby to discuss her new book, Cedar Valley. This is the second book for the successful singer songwriter, following the success of her debut novel, Goodwood. It is described as a loving portrait of small country towns, and a beautiful, and at times heartbreaking, story about family. And the picture on the cover looks suspiciously like Kangaroo Valley... At the dinner, Holly will discuss Cedar Valley with Kiama’s own Richard Walsh, a legendary figure in Australian publishing. Details: Thursday 29 November, Crooked River Winery, 6.30pm. Tickets $50 including main meal and glass of wine, available now from

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Anyone wanting to join an especially convened choir for the Festival of Carols is welcome to join in. The Festival will be held on Sunday 16 December in the Uniting Church Fellowship Centre in Manning St. Choir director Wendy Leatheam is hoping for a good roll up of willing choristers to the five rehearsals, at 7.30pm on Wednesday nights beginning on 14 November at the Fellowship Centre.

Co-sharing workspaces suit modern businesses

With technology allowing people to work wherever they are, and the growth of the gig economy worldwide, our lifestyle and proximity to Sydney is luring more and more established professionals to the area. As someone who made the move eight years ago and has managed to transform her lifestyle, Kate Dezarnaulds says she is evangelical about the benefits. “I keep telling my friends to move south and have a fabulous life and career.” She’s kept her busy career in business development for festivals, events, arts organisations and not-for-profits, for the likes of TEDxSydney, and last year she established WorkLife as a co-operative working space in Berry. “Sometimes working at home isn’t a very

WorkLife’s founder Kate Dezarnaulds with Community Manager Bonnie Green

productive place,” she says. “WorkLife provides a professional environment where people can work on their own businesses or independently in senior level roles for others. “Typically, the businesses and outlooks are not just about servicing the local economy, but are about delivering services and outcomes all over the place.” Seeing a need for this sort of facility in Kiama, Kate finally located a suitable space in Collins St, and has fitted it out as a modern office environment. “I feel there is a real energy here that is only going to get stronger. I’m planning to move here myself!”

20 year plan needs your input Not to be confused with the Town Centre Study consultations (see page 1), Kiama Council is also seeking input from residents through workshops as it begins the process of preparing a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) for the Municipality. As reported as one of our cover stories in September,

like all other NSW local government areas, Kiama is now required to develop a 20 year land use planning vision. In developing their LSPS, councils across the state are to demonstrate, as appropriate, how they are implementing state and regional plans, policies and legislation, by setting out:

 a 20 year vision for land use in the local area  the special characteristics making local identity  shared values to be maintained and enhanced  how future growth and change will be managed. The LSPS will address planContinued on page 6

Gerringong’s bank progressing ahead The Gerringong Community Bank Steering Committee reports it is continuing to work closely with Bendigo Bank to determine the best model to see bank services back in Gerringong in the shortest time frame possible. Steering Committee Chair, Sandra McCarthy is confident that over the coming weeks the right model will be agreed. All efforts will then turn to identifying a suitable location for the branch, recruiting staff and confirming the opening date. “I am pleased with the progress made, particularly over the past few weeks. “Our relationship with Bendigo Bank continues to strengthen and we are seeing great support from all levels of Bendigo to get community banking up and running in Gerringong.” In acknowledging the progress, Sandra also recognised that some compromises would potentially be needed, to have banking services in the near term. “We are considering all possible options to move as quickly as possible. This may mean that we will have to compromise in the short term in some areas, such as the number of days the branch is open. “We’re doing all we can to get the best possible result for our community and look forward to communicating a successful outcome in the coming weeks.”

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Robyn Sharp with Glenn Steele from Gerringong Pharmacy

Local artist Robyn Sharp has generously donated a unique work celebrating the area to help the Lions Club raise funds to launch the community bank. The painting, valued at $1800, is part representational part interpretive map. Onto the main image, Robyn has applied small pictures of local scenes hand drawn on clear film. These ‘cartouche’ appliques are gently attached to the main image revealing the map underneath. A fine grid of thread is stretched across the whole piece to give it that special yet delicate quality. The work is sized so as to hang comfortably in a unit or in a house and is currently on display at the Gerringong Pharmacy. Raffle tickets are available and from Numbers Count, both on Fern St, for $2 each or three for $5. The raffle will be drawn at the Gerringong Christmas Parade, on 15 December.

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The Kiama Show Ball has been running for almost 50 years, and the organisers of this year event are bringing back called dances to add to the fun. “Sydney’s best live bush dance band, The Swamp Dawkins Band, will be playing barn, square, bush and line dances, mixed with an extensive repertoire other of iconic dance music,” says Alexis Gazzard. “We’ll also have local DJ

Brendan Comber playing other classic dance songs we all know and love.” The evening will be compered by Kiki Bittovabitsch and Pascal of the KISS Arts Festival, who will share the most hilarious love story ever told. “Be prepared to be entertained by the romantic and strange journey of this unlikely couple,” says Alexis. Have a great night out at this BYO supper and drinks event, while supporting next year’s Kiama Show. Book a table or meet some new friends there. Details: Saturday 17 November, Kiama Leisure Centre, 7pm til late. Tickets can be purchased for $40 ($35 Show Society members)

Well done Scarlett Having told you that Scarlett Seres of KPS made it to the top 50 (out of 170,000) participants in The Premier’s Spelling Bee, we are delighted to report she came an unofficial fourth in the competition. Having made it to the top ten, she came unstuck with pomegranate - spelling it correctly the first time, then adding an extra m on repeating it. Only three passed on to the final level, and Scarlett’s first correct answer led an official to comment that she was the fourth place holder. Her mother Megan is rightly proud of her resilience, dedication and humility throughout the Bee.

Panel to consider new Collins St plan

The Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel is expected to meet on 29 November to determine significantly modified plans for a seniors living complex on a sloping battleaxe block between Collins St and Meares Place. The new plans show the complex’s design is no longer based around a central courtyard, is lower in height and has increased distance from boundaries with neighbours. There are seven one bedroom, 41 two bedroom and 10 three bedroom apartments proposed for the complex, with one commercial space fronting Collins St (currently the Old Kiama Co-Op). When the Panel deferred the initial plans, the proponent went to the Land & Environment Court.

Baha’i film night The Baha’i Communities of Kiama and Shellharbour warmly invite members of the public to a ground breaking documentary called The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith. It tells the story of the Prophet Herald known as the Bab, His message and the origins of a new era in world religion. Details: Sun 18 November, Flinders Community Centre, 12 Adam Murray Way, 3-5pm. For more information contact Fresia on 0402 920 573 Free tickets can be booked though this link

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Tender request: Mayflower Village Stage 2 Subcontractors and Suppliers who have priced packages related to the Mayflower Village Stage 2 – Pioneer Lodge & Boronia RAC projects at Uniting Gerringong are invite to submit their tenders and prices to Stanley Hoo at PBS building.

Get behind Movember

Contact details: Tel 02 6101 9832 Submissions are required to be received by SOB Monday 19th of November 2018 to be considered

Last year this band of Council staff managed to grow a range of moustaches for Movember, raising more than $2,000 for men’s health initiatives. The KMC Mowes are back with a bigger team this year, and have also thrown down the challenge to the wider community to support Movember by forming their own team, going solo or pledging money in recognition of their efforts. Details: To support the KMC Mowes team go to kmc-mowes

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20 year plan ning matters in themes such as housing, employment, infrastructure, agriculture, environment, recreation and cultural facilities. Residents and businesses are encouraged to attend one of a series of workshops to give their opinions. “This first phase of community consultation is about trying to understand the key themes and issues in the planning space that we should concentrate on to develop our LSPS,” says Council’s Director Environmental Services, Linda Davis.

To the Editor Here is an update on Wrap With Love. So many squares and wraps have been coming into Kiama Library and we will have a great total by November 19 when the last delivery goes to the Sydney warehouse. Many beautifully finished wraps have been delivered without a name for me to personally thank people for the great effort. Recently 300 squares came from Beverly and the following week 22 lovely colour co-ordinated wraps,

Make an appointment to inspect our award winning facilities We welcome letters. Longer ones may be edited. Writer’s names and addresses must be provided. Mailing details on page 2. Letters published at the Editor’s discretion.

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from a donor unknown, as well as 90 squares from Oak Flats Library Knitters. Such a great response from all the Knitters and deeply appreciated by the eventual recipients. Rae McClymont, Minnamurra We welcome letters. Longer ones may be edited. Writer’s names and addresses must be provided. Mailing details on page 2. Letters published at the Editor’s discretion.

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“We are not going to be going in saying this is what we think the vision and narrative needs to be, but what do you think? “This is genuinely about the community telling us what their values are.” In addition to community and business workshops, Council is also hosting workshops with local primary and high school students so they can give their perspective on what’s special about where they live, and how they imagine it changing over the next 20 years. The workshop details are: Community Workshops Kiama Pavilion Sat 17 November, 10am-noon Wed 21 November, 2-4pm Joyce Wheatley Centre Thurs 22 November, 6-8pm Business and Tourism Operators Workshop Old Council Building Thurs 22 November, 10am-noon People can register for the workshops online: your-council/ consultations-exhibitions

Popularity of ethics classes means more teachers needed As the Coordinator for Primary Ethics at Kiama Public School, Fiona Stewart is keen to get more volunteers to join her crew to cope with the demand for the classes. “The Primary Ethics program at Kiama Public School has been running very successfully over the past years thanks to our dedicated team of volunteer teachers,” says Fiona. “In 2018 we have been running 13 classes a week each Wednesday, from Kindergarten right through to Year 6. “However the demand for our classes very high. We are currently seeking applications from the Kiama Community to volunteer to teach a class of primary students once a week in the 2019 school year, to avoid waitlists for our students.” Ethics classes are discussion-based and are facilitated by trained volunteer teachers. Students are encouraged to ask questions, be curious, and share their own ideas. In doing so, they learn the skills to make well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Ethics classes are available for students who would normally attend ‘non-scripture’ during the Special Religious Education (SRE/SEE or ‘scripture’) timeslot. In the classes, children explore a range of stories and scenarios, discussing what we ought to do, how we ought to live, the kind of

society we should have and what kind of person each of us should strive to be. “I have been teaching Ethics classes for the past two years at Kiama Public and it is a pleasure and an honour for me to go in every week and listen to my students share their ideas with each other, use their reasoning and respectfully agree and disagree with one another on topics that may at times be very ‘grey’. “I have noticed that children who attend Ethics classes quickly gain these important skills, which even many adults lack, and it gives me such hope for the future that is ultimately in their hands. “I love that in our classes there is no right or wrong but that everyone is encouraged to ask themselves what they believe about a topic

(for example laziness, forgiveness or cheating) and then to give their reasons for this. “In my time I have witnessed that the beauty of a child’s nature is that there is an innate tolerance and moral compass which blossoms in a forum such as this.” A curriculum has been especially written for Primary Ethics, comprising a wide range of topics that primaryaged children find interesting. Students learn to think about these ethical matters together and engage in the give-and-take of reasoned argument. This process allows children to properly consider other people’s points of view and to be sincere, reasonable and listen respectfully in dealing with their differences and disagreements. Parents, grandparents and

members of the general community are all invited to apply to be ethics teachers through the approved charity, Primary Ethics. No experience is needed, as training and support is provided. The time commitment is 1-2 hours a week. “The curriculum is fixed so you do not need to plan lessons. The thorough training you receive will ensure you feel confident in the classroom, even if you think this is something you may find challenging,” says Fiona. “Teaching Ethics at our local school is a wonderfully rewarding and fulfilling way to support young people in our community.” Details: To find out at: or contact Fiona via or on 0416987414 with any questions.

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South Precinct news Over the course of several South Precinct meetings, residents of Gerringong and Gerroa have expressed the desire to have more transparency and information made public regarding contentious DAs such as the Rose Valley abattoir and the Uniting master plan for the Mayflower site. Council’s General Manager Kerry McMurray and Linda Davis, Director of Environmental Services, will be attending South Precinct’s November meeting as guest speakers, to reply to specific questions given with prior notice. All are welcome to the meeting, being held on Thursday 15 November 7.30pm, at the Town Hall.

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the air-conditioning. In fact, there’s more than a few things we’re busy with in Jamberoo. The new footpaths leading to Hyams Creek have been completed, awaiting the installation of the new bridge. Council is getting quotes for lighting at Keith Irvine It was great to attend Opera Oval, while tenders have in the Valley at Jamberoo been called for the upgrades School of Arts recently. at Kevin Walsh Oval. The new playground for It’s amazing to think this Reid Park should be built was it’s 21st staging! In that time the CWA has early in the new year. All this work is important, managed to turn what was an interesting idea for a because Jamberoo is an important part of our local fundraiser, into a municipality. highlight of the year for But it’s also important our whole municipality. because there’s just as much Certainly everything going on outside Kiama, if seemed to be happening in Jamberoo in recent week- not more, including Gerringong, Gerroa and Minnaends, with car shows, art shows, flower shows and, murra. Having active communities of course the Opera. is important, for our health One topic I was buttonholed on, at the Opera, was and wellbeing, as well as getting air-conditioning for our local economy. Many, if not most, of the the Jamberoo School of activities I attended in JamArts. I’m pleased to report that beroo recently, would have attracted people outside our in the next week or so, area. Council will be installing

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While not everything should be about visitors and tourists, they are a big part of the jigsaw that keeps the doors of local businesses open. It’s food for thought as we begin drafting our Local Strategic Planning Statement over the next year. This is an opportunity for everyone who lives and works here, to help set a 20-year vision for the area. The Statement is meant to capture what’s special about the area, our values as a community, and how to manage growth and change. This includes housing, employment, infrastructure, agriculture and environment. Also, given everything I’ve written above, it also includes recreation and cultural facilities. Information on how to get involved is available on Council’s website: your-council/consultationsexhibitions

A fine art gallery run by professional artists, the newly opened Fern Street Gallery, is looking to break down the barriers between artists and collectors by offering a fine art experience with a personal touch. Co-founders Gitte Backhausen (Gerringong) and Kerry Bruce (Mt Kembla) are both well established artists with a shared vision. “We wanted to create a professional gallery for artists to self-represent,” says Kerry. “Furthermore, we wanted to provide art collectors with a fine art experience where they can have direct contact with the artists. There is nothing like it on the South Coast and Gerringong was just the perfect place for it.” Fern Street Gallery represents a select group of resident artists who will have their work on permanent and continuously changing exhibition. The artists will man the gallery themselves. In addition to the gallery, there is also a studio space for hire to run art workshops. Details: 2/131 Fern St

Around the schoolgrounds Kiama High School’s success at reducing its waste has attracted a visit by the Education Minister Rob Stokes to learn more about the school’s new sustainability program. As previously reported, the School partnered with ABC TV’s War on Waste program to assess its environmental impact and improve sustainability at the school. Through a series of initiatives the school cut its waste going to landfill in half, saving up to $800 a month in waste management fees. “Kiama High School is one of NSW’s pin up schools for sustainability,” Mr Stokes said. “It’s fantastic to visit a school community that is so committed to reducing their environmental footprint and making so many small changes that have had such a tangible impact.” The Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, accompanied Mr Stokes on the visit, and said the 47 students in the Waste Warriors group should be commended for their work, “Kiama High School is now mentoring other schools to help them in

Sharing news from our schools


First National supports Dragons visit First National Coast & Country recently had the pleasure of accommodating four athletes from the St George Illawarra Dragons Women’s Rugby League team during their temporary relocation to Wollongong. These ladies competed in the recently completed inaugural National Women’s Rugby League competition. Annette Brander (QLD), Asipau Mafi (QLD), Oneata Schwalger (VIC) and Talesha Quinn (NSW) recently competed in the inaugural NRLW competition and relocated to Gerringong for the duration of the competition as well as the pre-season. their own War on Waste initiatives.” The key steps that Kiama High School took to improve sustainability included:  collecting bottles and cans for the Government’s Return and Earn scheme  conducting a waste audit  changing their waste management provider to Cleanaway, allowing the school to implement commingle recycling and food recycling  purchasing new bins for the school playground, staffrooms and class-

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rooms (paper/cardboard, commingle recycling, landfill and food organics) acquiring an e-waste recycling bin from Reverse E-Waste sustainability education for the school community overhauling packaging in the canteen, including a reduction of packaging and a move towards compostable and recyclable packing promoting and implementing Trash-Free Thursdays to reduce single-use packaging

 Installing zero waste boxes to recycle items not traditionally recycled such as coffee pods, office supplies and beauty products  installing a Battery World recycling bin.  installing hand dryers to reduce paper towel use. The School’s efforts are included as examples in a new Environmental Design in Schools Guide that provides school communities with practical examples of how they can become more sustainable.

Discover the Oud Jamberoo is to host the only South Coast performance of Joseph Tawadros AM, composer and virtuoso of the Oud, a Middle Eastern lute. His brother James, also a world-class musician, will join him playing Middle Eastern percussive instruments. Together they present a thrilling mix of Middle Eastern, Jazz and traditional sounds with contemporary innovations. Joseph is based in London, and was recently a soloist at the Proms. His Melbourne Concert is being held at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Born in Cairo, and now only 34, he received his Order of Australia Medal in 2016. The local concert promises to be an intimate evening of music and story telling, held in the historic chapel at Jamberoo Uniting Church on Wyalla Rd. Details: Saturday 17 November, 7pm. Tickets $35 from

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First National Coast & Country’s Katrina Shalala assisted the Dragons in locating a house for the two month stay of their athletes. They thoroughly enjoyed Gerringong in the small amount of time they had off from working, training and playing. Dragons Education and Wellbeing Coordinator Holly Scheeringa wrote to Katrina after their stay, saying “Thank you so much for your assistance in locating accommodation for the 10 weeks. We appreciate all of your research, advice, negotiations, and help! You made it such a smooth process for us.” At the completion of the Premiership, three of the girls (Talesha, Annette and Asipau) were selected to represent Australia.

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Jamberoo’s big weekend

Joan McGrath with Marilyn Hawkes, Winner of the Oz Nette Memorial Award at the Jamberoo Art Show

Jamberoo Red Cross volunteers Sue Good, Pat Hartenstein and Narelle Day

Judy Harper, Regional Manger Central, Australian Red Cross, with Barbara Adams, President Jamberoo Red Cross, and Mayor Mark Honey

Marge Downes serving happy visitors to the book fair

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Alison Robertson with Maestro Glenn Amer

Jamberoo CWA's 21st Opera in the Valley was a huge success. One comment was, "Beautiful voices and music, good company, good food and fine wine. What more can you ask for?"

Vic East with Susan Good

Colin Hollis, State President NSW Rose Society, admiring the Grand Champion Rose

At Opera in the Valley

Virginia Marie Stack with CWA Wollondilly’s Jenny Blinkhorn

The good residents of Jamberoo are having a well-earned break after a flurry of activities on the one weekend. Thanks to our special reporter Vivienne Marris for these pictures of some of the action.

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Neapolitan icecream 38. Spruiker of tickets to be sold at a profit 39. Old slang for cigarettes 41. Sink downwards under weight or pressure Crossword by Steve Law

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Postcard home As an Anglican Minister, you’d think I’d be prepared for the experience of visiting Jerusalem. Yet, as I trod on the stones of this ancient city, it was overwhelming to walk in the same steps as countless religious people throughout thousands of years. Jerusalem is home to the most sacred locations of Christianity and Judaism, and the third most holy site for Islam. In fact, the Temple Mount (known to Muslims as Haram esh-Sharif) is probably the most hotlycontested religious location on the planet, and as might be expected, it was swarming with military personnel (although not from the angle in this picture). Yet, as my wife Mandy and I walked around the Old City this year, we weren’t really afraid of our personal security and safety. Tourism is a vital industry for Israel, and we generally felt safe in our travels. For us, it was a powerful experience to see with our own eyes the places we’d been reading about in our Bibles for so many years. Christians don’t need to visit the Holy Land in order

to have a full encounter with God, but it certainly does make the text come alive when you’ve actually stood in the same places mentioned in the Scriptures. Ironically, the most disappointing thing about the trip was that most sacred sites were now home to excessively religious buildings, with wall-to-wall paraphernalia. We would have loved to have been able to visit the location of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus as it once was in an open field,

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but instead it felt at times like a religious theme park! Nonetheless, we still felt a special connection with the physical place, especially given the global impact of the ancient events that occurred there, which remain just as relevant today. The trip to Jerusalem and Israel has already helped me as I speak to my Jamberoo Anglican congregation, especially as I describe my own experiences of walking where Jesus walked. I’m doing my best to avoid turn-

ing every sermon into a slide show, but sometimes the visuals from my humble photographic pursuits can add an extra punch to the message. Israel might not be the most obvious place for you to visit, but if you’re a person who knows Jesus, then you’d be sure to get a buzz out of walking in the same place where God, himself, trod. Rev. Jodie McNeill, Jamberoo Anglican Church

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Time to think about Christmas Three years ago, Minnamurra Public School P&C took over the tradition of selling freshcut Christmas Trees, to support the learning and wellbeing of the School’s 400 students. “Money raised through the Christmas Tree fundraising drive has helped to fund a new playground and air conditioning for all classrooms,” says P&C President, Kirrily Martin. “We are now looking at the need for new technology to support their learning. “We’re immensely grateful for the community’s continued and growing support.” The trees are sourced from a local farmer and delivered to the School for collection by the community within 24 hours of being cut. “They’re really fresh and green, lasting well beyond Christmas when you follow our information on how to care for them.” You can order a six foot, seven foot or eight foot tree for $60, $70 or $80 respectively. Orders must be placed by Thursday 29 November 2018, for pickup from the School on Saturday 1 December, 8-10am. Details: Order online via (register as a friend of Minnamurra Public School) or by calling 0412 819 197.

The Bugle 10 November 2018  

This issue encourages you to get involved with helping to plan Kiama's future. It also looks at current planning issues, and let's you know...

The Bugle 10 November 2018  

This issue encourages you to get involved with helping to plan Kiama's future. It also looks at current planning issues, and let's you know...