Page 1

The Bugle 4 November 2017

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

Time to bank the efforts of those who help others out Kiama Council is getting behind Timebanking, the State Government’s online community time trading system that facilitates the voluntary exchange of services between members. Timebanking is not a new concept in the rest of the world, having proved popular in countries like the UK and Japan for decades. “There are multiple benefits to be gained in recognising the time that people in our community give to helping each other,” says Council’s Manager of Community and Cultural Development, Nick Guggisberg. “Once you become a Timebanking member, you are able to search through all the offers of service and requests for assistance made by other members. “By giving one hour to help another member or organisation, you earn one hour of time credit. You can then trade it to receive services that are of personal value to you, offered voluntarily by other Timebanking members. “These could be anything - from dog walking, ironing, gardening or massage, to language tuition, help with painting, administrative assistance or music lessons. They are the sort of things that many people in our community are doing for others already.” The time credits earned

can also be donated to other individuals or organisations so they can get the help they need. For example, someone living in Kiama could build time credits by helping an elderly neighbour out with their gardening, and transfer those credits to a relative living in another community who needs help with their shopping. The time credits can also be donated to a special Kiama Community Chest, to help people access services in time of need. Seventy four communities in NSW are registered on the Timebanking system, with one third of participants who have joined up having never seen themselves as volunteers before. However timebanking is a way for work done by traditional volunteers to be recognised, both for themselves as individuals and for the organisations they work with. For the latter, it could help with grant applications by demonstrating the amount of time people are devoting to the cause. Timebanking will also allow organisations to reach out to the community to ask for assistance, such as volunteers for events, board members and working bees. “There are many people who want to help others in our community, but they Continued on page 7

Inside this issue Beersheba remembered p3

Local Chamber ‘best in region’ p3

The individuals and organisation representatives at the information session were enthusiastic about the potential of the system

Shellharbour Hospital to stay public: $251m upgrade After the fate of Shellharbour Hospital being uncertain for 18 months, the State Government has decided to keep it public and finally embark on its $251 million upgrade. The upgrade on the existing site, announced before the last election, will include:  two extra operating theatres  a new emergency department  additional critical care services  increased acute inpatient surgical services  expanded outpatient clinic space.

“I’ve worked hard to ensure the community’s views about how best to upgrade this hospital were put directly to the Minister and like the rest of the community, I’m relieved and delighted with today’s announcement,” said Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward on announcing the decision. Dr Geoff Murray, Director of Rehabilitation at Port Kembla Hospital and member of the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation, says that at the

last of three meetings he was in with the Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard and Mr Ward, he thought the privatisation would still go ahead. “The staff are all over the moon,” he says. “Of the six hospitals mooted for privatisation, only one of them is proceeding. We were the last to get a reprieve.” His major concern was that privatisation would short change vulnerable patients, by not giving them the hospital treatment they deserve due to cost constraints.

Gerringong trio recognised p7

Call to discover Football p 12




Phone: 42322757

Fax: 4232 2676

21B Barney Street, KIAMA After Hours Towing 0438 424 574





Let us know if there’s an event you’re organising. Just email the details to or phone 0412 415 101 Listings are free, but at the editor’s discretion

What’s on? Every Wednesday

Sat 4 Nov

Fri 10 Nov

Kiama Farmers’ Market Surf Beach 3-6pm

Opera in the Valley Jamberoo School of Arts Tickets from Elders FOKL Author Talk: Campbell McConachie Kiama Library Auditorium, 2.30pm Relay for Life Black Beach. Register at kiama or come down and support this great cause International Gaming Day Kiama Library

FOKL Book Sale Kiama Village, 9-4pm All books $2

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

Fri 3 Nov Pics & Flicks: Neruda Gerringong Town Hall, 7.30 for 8pm

4-5 Nov Kiama Arts Trail Various regional studios

10-12 Nov CMRI Quilt Show See page 9 Footgolf World Tour See page 12

Sun 12 Nov Kiama Car & Bike Spectacular See page 5

Thurs 16 Nov FOKL Author Talk: Judy Nunn See page 9

Sat 18 Nov Gerringong Village Markets In and around the Town Hall Kiama Show Ball Leisure Centre. Tickets from BYO drinks and supper

26 November Szechuan Night

Vegetarian Cooking Class 12 November, 11-1.30pm

Afternoon of Beethoven and Debussy

Jewellery seeks new owners

Kiama Red Cross is again holding its popular Jewellery Stall at the Seaside Markets to raise funds for its worthSun 19 Nov while causes both in AustraKiama Seaside Markets lia and overseas. Black Beach, 9-3pm “Last year we raised over Gerringong Music Club $2000,” says organiser Lesley Curnow. “It was so Concert See right great to find a new home Sat 25 Nov for some wonderful pieces.” Kiama Makers & She says that this year Growers Market donors have been very genBlack Beach, 9-2pm erous and there is lots to Sun 26 Nov choose from. “Everyone will find someJamberoo Village thing to their taste and go Market Reid Park, 9-2pm home with a bargain.” Mon 27 Nov North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre Open Day 10-2pm

Details: Sunday 19 November, Black Beach

$55 per person including lunch and drink

113-115 TERRALONG ST KIAMA Bookings or enquiries 4233 1799

KIAMA TV & VIDEO SERVICE Government Approved Antenna Installer Antenna installations & repairs • Tune In & Installations Quality Leads, HDMI Cables + Much More

Over 30 Years Experience Ph 4232 3780 5/2 Brown St Kaima

The Bugle Editor: Cathy Law t 0412 415 101 Advertising: Steve Law t 0428 662 499

Or email us at Or post to PO Box 304, Gerringong 2534 Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, but we are only human.

Page 2 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

Gerringong Music Club is looking forward to welcoming the Pietra Quartet, with principal violinist Anna Da Silva Chen playing with fellow Sydney Conservatorium students Ben Tjoa, Justin Julian and Miles Mullin-Chivers. The new and exciting string quartet was formed in mid2016. They were the recipient of the 2017 Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship, which includes a busy program of study, masterclasses, performance and travel. They were recently chosen to participate in the annual Estivo Summer Chamber Music Festival in Verona, where as well as performing they received tuition and masterclasses from Eberhard Feltz, Johannes Meissl, Niklas Schmidt and Goetz Richter. Their program in Gerringong will include pieces by Beethoven and Debussy. The concert replaces the one originally scheduled for November 5, as Ana de la Vega and Daniel Röhn can’t make it to Australia due to the exciting news they are expecting their first child. Details: Sunday 19 November, Gerringong Town Hall, 2pm. Tickets $20 at the door, free for members, children and students. Doors open at 1.30pm. Afternoon tea available.

Local business chamber wins regional award The Kiama & District Business Chamber (KDBC) has won the Local Chamber Commerce Award at the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards, ahead of the fifteen other chambers in the region. The Awards are organised by the NSW Business Chamber, and KDBC is now a finalist in the NSW Awards, to be announced in mid-November. Chamber President Marie Beikmanis said of the win, “This is testament to the hard work and commitment of the members that make up the Board of the KDBC. They take time away from their own businesses and families to educate, develop and support the growth of local business in the LGA.” Mrs Beikmanis also said that the win is satisfying as it recognises the good work that the Chamber is doing. “The Chamber has always committed to financially supporting many local events and community initiatives and its pleasing to see that we are making an impact”. The winner was chosen on a number of criteria, including membership growth, involvement with the community and support provided for local businesses. The KDBC is partnering with Destination Kiama and Kiama Council to present this year’s New Year’s Eve event which promises fireworks, laser shows, live entertainment, music, food stalls and kids carnival.

Marie Beikmanis with fellow Board members Gary McKay, Shane Douglas and Gavin McClure at the Awards night

Beersheba remembered

The latest on the Grand Hotel A new DA has been submitted for the construction a new hotel accommodation building, incorporating a retail tenancy and basement car park, on the site behind the Grand Hotel (where the beer garden and studio apartments are now located). In contrast to the original DA, this one does not encompass the heritage hotel building. The Bugle has made enquiries about the owner’s plans for the original hotel, but is yet to get a response. The building is one floor less than the original proposal. The DA documents available online say the maximum height is 12.155m in the southern corner, with most of the building within the 11 metre height limit. A variation to the limit is being sought, with reference made to the allowances given to the adjacent Bathers complex. Changes have also been made to the design of the building to make it sympathetic to the heritage hotel. Peter O’Neil, Chair of the Central Precinct Committee, says they will be making a submission on parking and heritage compatibility issues.

Page 3 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

People from Jamberoo, Kiama and Gerringong gathered on 31 October to mark the 100th anniversary of the Charge of Beersheba. The last great cavalry charge in military history was accomplished by the Australian mounted infantry of the 4th Light Horse, not trained in those tactics or armed for the part. The unexpectedness of the strategy and the bravery of the soldiers resulted in them successfully capturing the town and its strategically important wells. The uncle of Harold West OAM, a member of the local RSL Sub-Branch, participated in the operation. The Last Post was played on a bugle brought home from the Western Front, and fittingly the Kiama-Jamberoo Light Horse stood honour guard at the Arch after parading down the Terralong St. Members of the public are invited to attend this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the bloodiest year of Australia’s involvement in the First World War. In that year 40,000 Australians died, almost two thirds of those killed in the entire war. Details: Saturday 11 November, Memorial Arch, Kiama, from 10am.

KIAMA BLINDS & CURTAIN DESIGNS Formerly Kiama Curtains Growing on:

Competition forges friendships and skills

 Customer Service  Quality Products  Value for Money  Reliability

We come to you and allow you to choose and select from our extensive range of samples a style that suits your needs. For an obligation free quote call 4232 2864 Follow/Like Us on Facebook and Instagram @KBCDesigns

With the 170th Kiama Show on the horizon (the Australia Day weekend), the time is right for young women to consider entering next year’s Showgirl competition. One of the many benefits of being a Kiama Showgirl is forging life-long friendships, as former Showgirls Melissa Tierney and Kathryn ‘Katy’ Cullen will tell you. Katy, the 2013 Showgirl, met Melissa, the 2014 Showgirl, when she was that year’s Showgirl co-ordinator. The two became firm friends and Katy asked Melissa to be her bridesmaid when she married her partner Matthew Bowden on her parents’ Berry dairy farm in 2015. On October 7 this year, Melissa returned the favour when Katy was her bridesmaid as she married her partner Jack Hurley at Ss Peter and Paul’s, Kiama. Since their respective Showgirl experiences, Katy and Melissa have gone from strength to strength professionally as well as personally.

2014 Showgirl Melissa Tierney had 2013 Showgirl Katy Cullen as her bridesmaid in October Photo: Dan Cartwright

Melissa works for the Disability Trust and with its inspirational performance group, the Music Makers. Katy teaches textiles and food technology at Warilla High School. Katy also helps her brothers and parents at International Dairy Week and at local cattle shows. Their friendship aside, Katy and Melissa could not speak more highly of the Showgirl experience and the life skills it gave them. “The showgirl competition enhanced my confidence,” says Katy. “I would recommend it for youth in today's society, if anything to build life-long friends and confidence for their future careers.” Details: To find out more about entering in the Showgirl competition, contact

Blind cook to give inspiration to others Penny Melville-Brown hasn’t let her total blindness stop her from being a whiz in the kitchen. The Englishwoman will be based in Kiama for the next few weeks to cook alongside professional and homecooks from Sydney to Ulladulla, as one of the inaugural winners of an international advocacy prize. Staying with her long time friend Roe Kitchin, Penny

will be cooking at a number of events in the Kiama area. These will include using bush tucker ingredients with Fred from ‘Fred’s Bush Tucker’ at Seven Mile beach; having a chocolate cake cook-off with the local CWA; cooking with visually impaired chef Martin from ‘Enabled Cooking’; enjoying a multi-cultural neighbourhood BBQ in Kiama; and learning about

Page 4 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

food/wine matching with Raj Ray at ‘The Silos’ in Jaspers Brush outside Berry. “This is my chance to show just what blind people can do and I’m thrilled that local people are keen to get involved,” she says. “I chose cooking because I’ve always loved it and it is a great universal language that brings people together.” Penny was a Navy commander before losing her sight.

Bahá'í community celebrates Members of the Bahá'í community around the world have recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of their religion. The prophetic figure known as Bahá'u'lláh was born in Tehran, Persia, in 1817. In 1920 the religion he founded, the Bahá'í Faith, arrived in Australia, and there are now Bahá’ís in all parts of the country. Kiama’s small but active Bahá'í community hosted a celebration in Gerringong Town Hall to mark the occasion. Following an introduction by Kiama Deputy Mayor, Kathy Rice, speakers reflected on the legacy of Bahá'u'lláh and on the activities of the faith he founded. “Tolerance and unity are at the core of Bahá'í belief”, said one of the speakers, Dr Golshah Nagdhy, a University of Wollongong engineer and academic. “Today, millions of Bahá'ís all over the world dedicate their lives to the vision of unity and peace revealed by Bahá'u'lláh and are learning to apply his teachings to their individual and collective lives for the betterment of the world.” The Kiama Bahá'í community was established in the 1970s. It has been involved in many projects to promote awareness of social issues, such as world peace, the plight of refugees around the world, the environment, and the equality of the sexes. They have offered Special Religious Education (scripture) classes in local primary schools for around 25 years, teaching the common truths behind all major world religions and the universal virtues they uphold.

Photo: Elev8

Rotary bringing cars and bikes to town

Hot on the heels of the successful Jamberoo Car Show, which raised $8000 for the Red Cross and the RFS, local Rotarians are actively finalising preparations for their annual Kiama Car and Bike Spectacular. A joint project of Kiama and Gerringong Rotary Clubs, funds raised will again directly support an Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship conducting research into Melanoma. This important PhD research study aims at explor-

ing proteins responsible for tumour growth, spread and response to anti-cancer drugs. The research will use a cell culture model that imitates human tumours and allows the study of cell cycle and its effects on drug sensitivity in real-time. The Spectacular will include a wide variety of family entertainment including vintage, veteran and classic cars and bikes, car and bike judging competitions, a driverless car, car trailer raffle, drone exhibition and

demonstrations, a visit from a Navy helicopter, off-road remote car competitions, stalls with auto supplies and accessories, jumping castle, face painting, musical performances, food and coffee stalls. Free skin care checks will also be available onsite. Details: Entry $5 per person (under 12 years free). Those wishing to display their vehicle should contact Christine 4234 3033 or Bob 4234 1336 or

Page 5 ♌ The Bugle 4 November 2017

Have fun exercising your brain or body while supporting a good cause The Homestead of Hope is a local registered charity which aims to help the homeless, lonely and hungry in our community. To help raise funds for this work, they hold mahjong lessons, for beginners and more advanced, on Thursday mornings, then change the pace and clear the floor for rock n roll dancing (with some line dancing too). All followed by a refreshing afternoon tea. For each of these activities Details: Every Thursday, the Scout Hall, Kiama Harbour they suggest a donation of $5 Mahjong 10-12.30pm - enquiries to Marie 4232 1279 (tax deductible). Dancing 1.30-3.30pm - enquiries to Mary 4232 1824

Grey power in the water In preparation for summer, Kiama’s over 60s are being offered the Royal Lifesaving Society’s Grey Medallion water safety program for free to brush up their skills. Leisure Centre Swim Instructor Honnie Coffee says the first Grey Medallion program ran mid-year and proved a big hit. “It was tremendously satisfying to see the enthusiasm of the older members of our community to develop their swimming and other water safety skills.

“We assume its toddlers and young kids we need to teach water safety, but unfortunately older Australians make up a large and growing proportion of drowning statistics as our population continues to age.” Fifty eight people aged 65 years and over drowned in 2016, which was 21 per cent of total drownings. The six-week program teaches personal survival techniques, improved swimming skills and how to deal with emergency situations.

“The best thing about the Grey Medallion is it gives people thorough understanding of water safety as well as the practical skills to reduce the likelihood of drowning,” says Ms Coffee. Grey Medallion is being offered for free thanks to a grant from Coordinare South Eastern NSW Primary Health Networks Programme. Details: To register call the Kiama Leisure Centre on 4232 1877

Bible Society CEO visit To help celebrate its 200th year, local members of the Bible Society have invited Dr Greg Clarke, CEO of the Bible Society Australia, to be guest speaker at a coffee afternoon in Kiama. Details: Saturday 4 November, Kiama Anglican Church, 1.30pm

Ward to address Minnamurra issues Gareth Ward MP will be the guest speaker at the next Minnamurra Progress Association Meeting, where he will provide an update on local issues, including the Minnamurra Boardwalk. Details: Tuesday 7 November, 7.30pm Minnamurra School Progress Hall, Charles Avenue

Timebanking continued from page 1 don’t know how to get in contact. Time-banking will help make the connections,” says Mr Guggisberg. Council has the assistance of a 3rd year Social Work student from the University of Wollongong, Tim John, to help roll the new system out to the community. Details: To find out more or to register go to or contact Council via timebanking@ or 4232 0434

SPECIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY for the right person Almost no start up cost

Rent almost certainly covered by you operating as our agent

Launderette in Kiama begging for owner/ operator with initiative to rebuild for decent returns


Call 4225 9047 during business hours Page 6 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

To the Editor The Friends of Blue Haven Aged Care Facility would like to express our thanks to the Kiama residents and businesses who contributed to the success of the recent Blue Haven Fete. We raised an amazing $16253.10 on the day, a fantastic result. This could not have been achieved without the many donations from residents of the Municipality after our appeal for the Fete, and this resulted in us having, once again, an amazing quantity and range of goods for sale on the day. I can safely say this has built into the best fete in the Illawarra. We had so many goods that we had to expand out of the Aged Care Facility into four marquees on the lawn at the entrance. The businesses of Kiama deserve a special thank you, as once again, there was at least a 95% agreement to donate something for the Fete. We acknowledge how tough the retail scene is in Kiama at the moment, so again, the FOBHACF would like to thank each and every one of you that donated something for us.

Did I mention that we raised $16253.10???? The other thank you is to the Service Clubs of Kiama who provided much needed help in several areas for us. I would need the whole paper to list them all. Finally, thank you to the volunteers that helped on the day, we couldn’t have made it without you. And the biggest THANK YOU is to the people of Kiama who came along and supported our Fete. Thank you for giving us your money. All goods that were not sold on the day were donated to Vinnies so the giving keeps helping those in need. Thank you. Col Rathbone, Secretary Friends of Blue Haven Aged Care Facility

We welcome letters. Longer ones may be edited. Writer’s names and addresses must be provided. Mailing details on page 2. Letters are published at the Editor’s discretion.

Gerringong locals’ work recognised

Situated in a peaceful and private little corner of Kiama, at the end of the Edessa Arcade, we provide the best customer service and little gifts! Come down and say hello! We would love to meet you!

8/88 Terralong St Kiama

t 0401 946 690

Special promotion on first visits by NEW Patients Special offer until December 31st for Exam, Scale and Clean with no out-of-pocket expenses for health funds members. 10% discount for patients with no health benefits. Children 7 and under complimentary with parents. Three Gerringong locals have recently been honoured for their service to the community in their own particular ways. Darrell Clingan was presented with a Premier’s Community Service Award for his many contributions to the community over the years, including serving as Chair of the South Precinct Committee. The Award is given to only two people in each electorate every year. Emeritus Mayor Sandra McCarthy and Christine Thompson were honoured as Fellows of the University of Wollongong at a recent graduation ceremony. Mrs McCarthy received recognition for her long advocacy of healthy cities and local government, and Mrs Thompson for her work with the UOW Alumni, particularly raising funds for scholarships and awards through a bookshop.

Page 7 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

We offer Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, Snoring and Sleep Apnea treatments, Muscle Relaxants and Laser Teeth Whitening. Sedation Dentistry and Happy Gas treatment plans offered. Child Friendly and Wheel Chair accessible premises.

Call 4234 4880 to book your first appointment (Shop 2) 24/25 Noble St, Gerringong Emergency services and Saturday appointments available. Preferred provider for HCF, NiB and CBHS

Mayoral Column Free Consultation Full & Partial Dentures Relines & Repairs Sports Mouthguards Area Health Service Vouchers Veterans Affairs

Personal service No jobs sent overseas Greg Shanahan Dental Prosthetist 4232 2999 124A Manning St, Kiama (opp Stan Crapp)

Mayor Mark Honey communicates directly with residents and ratepayers This year for RememThe Light Horse is a connection to a world no longer, brance Day I will be attendof horses, lances and cavalry ing the launch of The Names charges. on the Wall, which docuNow our battles involve ments the stories of every pilots in demountable cabins soldier mentioned on the Gerringong War Memorial. in the U.S. flying remoteThis project has been a control drones on the other side of the world, targeting significant undertaking, enemies who never see their involving local RSL subbranches, historical societies, assailants. These changes in warfare the Family History Centre in 100 years reflect how our and also families of the Most would have read of soldiers. the recent commemorations world more generally has The launch will be bitterchanged. of the centenary of the sweet for many, as the man charge of the light horse at Internet banking, driverless cars, smart phones that who tirelessly drove this Beersheba. talk to you. project almost to its end, The Australian Light was the late Ken Donnellan, I suspect that’s why our Horse is one of the most who passed away suddenly loved and romanticised as- military commemorations before last Christmas. pects of our military history. remain popular, even long after veterans from conflicts Ken worked at Kiama Of course Kiama has a Library for many years, and special connection through have passed away. the contribution of Col It’s a chance to honour our was a gentle and friendly presence behind the counter, Rathbone, who saddles up service men and women. who was popular with staff in Light Horse uniform for But it’s also a chance to our commemorations, mak- connect with the past, which and patrons alike. His passion was the First ing them very popular with allows us to understand the World War and finding out the public and media. journey we’ve come on since then, and better grasp about the local soldiers and what is important to us their stories. This book is a fitting tribute to Ken and today and tomorrow. everyone he worked with to We have a chance to do that again this Saturday, 11 put these stories into print. November.

New Code for NSW councils In light of questionable behaviour elsewhere, the NSW Government is updating its Model Code of Conduct for councillors and council staff. The new Model Code, currently on public exhibition for comment, proposes a range of new rules, including banning accepting gifts or benefits greater than $50 and introducing mandatory reporting of all gifts or benefits; declaring being a property developer or a close associate of a property developer more regularly in official returns of interest; and tough new standards on behaviour at meetings and use of social media. Submissions should be made before Monday 4 December. Full details at

Page 8 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

Infrastructure grants open Community organisations can now apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the New South Wales Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Funding ranges for new or upgraded facilities are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation. “I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our local community,” says the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward. “These projects bring people together to enjoy new or improved sports, recreation, arts and cultural facilities, or help improve community safety in times of emergency. “During this term of government, $50 million in Infrastructure Grants is being provided to communities across New South Wales.” The funding comes from the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities. Instead of one round of funding each year, there are now four rounds, with a streamlined application process cutting red tape. Applications for this round of Infrastructure Grants are open from 1-20 November.

CMRI Gerringong gets ready for its show

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Gerringong members have been fundraising since 1959 and their Quilt & Craft show has been their biggest fundraiser for the last 27 years. To many locals, it is a sign Christmas is around the corner and it is time to stock up. “Some of our CMRI members have been meeting every Monday for many years and never fail to impress with their craft items. These include beautiful handmade children’s outfits, knitted toys, embroidered goods, Christmas decorations and much more,” says CMRI’s Lorraine Peade. “Putting on the Quilt Show itself depends on all our members being willing to sell tickets in the quilt raffle, cook Christmas cakes and puddings, slices and cakes for the cake stall and morning and afternoon teas, source the quilts, display

them (with the help of Gerringong Lions Club for the setting up and dismantling) and ensure they are safely received and returned.” Such is the event’s fame, quilters from far and wide exhibit their work. “From the fantastic work of international prize winner, Merelyn Pearce of Gerroa, to the first time exhibitors, the colours, skills and imagination are breath taking,” says Lorraine. This year’s major raffle prize has been generously donated by Jenny Hancock of Angelcake Quilting. The design is Nature’s Journey, based on a quilt design by Anni Downs and featuring hand applique and embroidery over machine quilting. There will also be a lucky door prize, donated by Robyne of Oak Home in Gerringong, drawn at the close of the show on Sunday afternoon.

CMRI member Suzanne St Claire with Life Member Marg Weir sewing for the craft stall

All of the money raised will fund ground breaking research by CMRI to help the one in 20 children worldwide born with a congenital abnormality or genetic disease. Details: 10-12 November, Gerringong Town Hall. 9-5pm Fri-Sat, 9-3pm Sun. Entry $5.

Judy Nunn launches 14th book Tickets to an evening with Judy Nunn are selling fast. The former theatre and TV actress, remembered famously for her roles in Home and Away, The Box and Prisoner, is now a prolific screenwriter and best-selling novelist. Judy’s new novel, Sanctuary, is a portrait of love, hope and survival on an isolated island off Western Australia. As she says, “This is a story about the human spirit; the will to survive under horrendous circumstances and the spirit of people who put themselves at risk to help those in peril.” This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear and meet a great Australian entertainer, in the company of the Friends of Kiama Library. Details: Thursday 16 November, Kiama Library, 7.30pm. $15 for members and guests, including a glass of wine. Tickets on sale from Trybooking website or the Library.

Correction In our last issue’s lead story, Councillors recommit to urban boundaries, we incorrectly said that councillors had unanimously shown their commitment to keeping the area’s urban expansion within the limits of the Kiama Urban Strategy (KUS). Councillor Neil Reilly has pointed out that he did not support the motion put by the Mayor, in protest about the ineffectiveness of the protection offered by the KUS as it not referred to in the Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan or recognised by the State Government.

Page 9 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

Professional Mobile Grooming now available in Kiama Book your appointment today! t 0422 276 958

Out & about

If you’d like to share your social event on this page, contact (preferably in advance). We’d love to share more weddings, births and other important milestones.

At the Lost and Found Treasures of Kiama opening

Sue and Peter Stuckey

Deputy Mayor Kathy Rice and Robynne Mills

The opening of the Lost and Found Treasures of Kiama exhibition was a special occasion, bringing together long time residents took a trip down memory lane and new residents found out more about the history of our oldest homes. Andrew Conacher of the National Trust echoed many people’s sentiments when he said the work on display must be gathered together in a book or website for future generations. Nearly 2000 people visited the exhibition.

Jean Johnson with the project’s instigator Miggs Bodie

At the Jamberoo PS Fete

Gareth Ward MP in the dunk tank

It was a glorious spring day for Jamberoo’s Public School fete. Highlights including a dunking tank and cow lotto. The later involved people waited patiently to see whether they were lucky enough for a cow to drop a pat on a square they had bought. It was riveting. Pat Bailey with her great-granddaughter Hayley McArthur

Steve and Wendy Leatheam

and friend Mahala Probert

Jan and John McCart would love to know who built their house at 3 Eddy St

Terry and Sharon

Ben and Ruben Stewart with Michael Dubois

Page 10 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

The Bugle Crossword

Appliance Repairs CVC Appliances: Repairs to washing machines, stoves, dishwashers, dryers etc. t 0401 294 810

Beauty Services Love Beauty & Tanning Studio: by appointment. Call Renai 0412 277 072

Builders Burrell Builders: Cracked brickwork, underpinning, insurance/structural repairs. All building work. Ln3281c t 0419 378 000

Handymen Athol Handyman: No job too small. Free quotes. t 0481 095 090

Horticultural services Burnett Trees: Kiama Municipality’s own tree care service - skilled, insured professionals for all tree care, pruning, removal, stump grinding and mulching. t 4233 1311

Lawnmowing Hathaway Gardens: Reliable mowing and gardening service. We service Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa and surrounding areas. Call Lawrie 0411 888 333

Painting Organic solvent, simplest ketone 4. Compass point 90 degrees clockwise from North 5. What did the dog eat that the student had to hand in? 6. What type of dog does a blind person need ? (6,3) 7. Fruit of Soybean plant 9. Dog house 11. What does the sign on the front gate warn about the resident dog? 16. Mark Antony in Julius Caesar “Cry Havoc and let loose the dogs of ---” 17. Baby or juvenile dog 18. Married woman 19. How many canine teeth does one have? 21. Very competitive world out there it is “dog --- dog” 22. “It’s not the dog in the ----, its the ----- in the dog that counts” 24. When its pouring rain what else are falling from the sky apart from dogs? 27. Very basic style of swimming (3,6)

Col Whitehurst: Painter and Handyman Honest, Reliable, Insured. Ph 0400 135 128


Last issue’s solution

It’s mostly a dog’s life in the Crossword this edition ACROSS 2. Mean, median and mode are examples of this 5. Alaskan sled dog 8. With some dogs, what’s worse than its bite 10. Which dog has its day 12. In the phrase ‘My dogs are barking’, what part of your anatomy is painful? 13. Famous fountain in Rome 14. How many dog years to human year? 15. I shall see you ---16. Which tree has a dog barked up? “Barking up the ----- tree” 17. Dog’s foot 20. “Why keep a dog and bark --------?” 23. International Cricket Council (1,1,1) 25. Brown Australian working sheep dog 26. Noah’s boat 29. Frankfurter on a roll with sauce 32. Proverbs 26:11 “The dog returns to its own -----” 34. Person in control of an automobile (Hopefully!!) 36. Female dog 37. Male Roman dress in the old days 38. Rectangular container 40. Man’s best friend 41. Council animal shelter. Where the ranger locks up captured dogs. 42. Pig noise 43. If you lie down with dogs you get ----45. What can’t you teach an old dog? 46. Old Australian high voltage Rock n Roll band 47. Which part of the dog does one have when one has a beer next morning to calm the hangover? DOWN 1. Grossly overweight 2. Also Known As (1,1,1) 3. Nail polish remover.

Use a local

Etto's Plumbing: your local blocked drain and maintenance plumbing specialists. Call Mark 0404 009 999

Removalists For a competitive quote ring Anywhere Removals on 0430 376 890

Stonemasonry & Heritage Services For all aspects of stonemasonry, contact Brad Rimmer at BR Stonemasonry & Heritage Services Lic 292667C t 0401 337 629

TV Services 28. Who sang “How much is that doggy in the window” (4,3) 30. German shepherd starring in a tv show about the US cavalry. Offsider to orphan Rusty. 31. So mucked up as to be utterly useless: “a dog’s --------”

33. One twelfth of an imperial foot 35. Ancestor of domesticated dog 39. Welsh dogs kept by QE11 44. Male child By Steve Law

Join our weekly celebration of food and community

Get noticed in

The Bugle A great opportunity for local businesses to reach local customers

Prices start at $79 Contact Steve on 0428 662 499 or via

Every Wednesday 3-6pm Surf Beach Page 11 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

Kiama TV & Video Service: Govt approved antenna installer. Over 30 years experience. t 4232 3780

Just $10/line to advertise. Contact Steve on 0428 662 499.

Give Footgolf a go

Postcard home

Having grown up under English skies filled with the drone of piston engine aircraft of both allied and German varieties I have long held an ambition to relive those days, without of course the ever present danger of harm. And so it was that I found myself with family and UK based friends at this year’s Duxford WW2 Air Show. Held annually in September to commemorate the Battle of Britain, this year’s show highlighted the much maligned but supremely

successful Hawker Hurricane fighter. In the hands of an experienced pilot it was a devastating weapon and outperformed the Spitfire during the Battle of Britain. A highlight of the show was the flypast of a Mk 1 Hurricane acting as escort to one of two airworthy Lancaster bombers. Australia does have a Lancaster ‘G for George’ though this is grounded in the War Museum Canberra. Rare and beautiful aircraft from the First World War were also featured, all of

which flew in simulated battle conditions. With maximum speeds of less than 160kph, the ‘dogfights’ were like watching a slow motion movie. At the other end of the spectrum the show had similar re-creation though at high speed between De Havilland Vampires and a Mig 17 last used in the Korean conflict. Of particular interest to Kiama locals would have been the remarkable flying display of a 1943 Canadian built Catalina. Whilst a

black version from HARS can often be seen in our skies, this version was a spectacular white unit with markings of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron based in Suffolk. I can’t wait for Wings over the Illawarra in May next year. Mike Yalden, Kiama If you’d like to share your travel story, send your postcard home (even when you are back) to

Page 12 ♦ The Bugle 4 November 2017

Jamberoo Golf Club is once again hosting the Footgolf Australian Open, and this year a new competition has been added to encourage local players to compete. Footgolf has the same rules as golf, but is played with a soccer ball and a 53cm cup on different courses within the golf club. The aim of the Game is to take the least number of kicks to get the ball into the hole. “Like golf, the challenge is in judging the lie of the land,” says Suzanne Paul, one of the Club’s directors. “We’ve been offering the new sport for over a year. It is a great way to get young people out on the courses and introduce them to the skills of golf. “We regularly get 40 or more players out over each day of the weekend, which is great for our Club.” Five of the top 25 players in the world will show their skills during the Australian Open, which was also held in Jamberoo last year. “We have the best 18 hole Footgolf course in Australia,” says Mrs Paul. “The Australian players

have been honing their skills and are capable of beating the visitors this time. It will be great for spectators to watch.” On the same weekend, the new Elders Cup is being played, to encourage new players. Teams of four will fight it out, over one or two days, for $1000 in prize money, with their best three scores counting. “The Cup has been designed especially for locals, with no international or Australians with a ranking being eligible to enter,” says Mrs Paul. Details: 11-12 November, 11-3pm. To register to play in the Cup (1 day $25; 2 days $50) or enquire about playing any other time, call 42360404. More details at jamberoogolf. com/footgolf

The Bugle Nov 4 2017  

This edition of The Bugle is full of stories about people wanting to help others in the community.