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The Bugle 3 December 2016

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

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Akuna St development

Debby Ryan filming in Kiama p3

On the eve of the DA for the Akuna St/Mitre 10 being lodged, The Bugle has spoken exclusively with the developer/builder of the site about the scope of the plans. In return for bringing a long awaited second supermarket (Aldi) to Kiama, as well as connectivity to Terralong St, Nick Daoud will be asking for the Joint Regional Planning Panel to approve 91 units, a much bigger number than expected. Mr Daoud says the site has been the most challenging of his 35 year career in development, given not only its topography but also the council stipulations that had to be met.

“We needed to study the job from all aspects, and believe that we are delivering something that does justice to Council’s aims without dominating the streetscape,” he says. His engineering background and experience on much bigger projects means he is confident that a workable solution has been found for all aspects of the site. “If you didn’t have our experience you couldn’t do this development,” he says. “Since the conception of the job we have been consulting with Council to solve everything from traffic management issues to noise abatement.”

Akuna St site (at a level below the current carpark because of the slope). The main entrance to the Aldi will be through an underground carpark accessed via Shoalhaven St. Above that will be a carpark for residents and an acoustically sealed delivery dock for the retail area, accessed from Akuna Street. The floors above that will Developer Nick Daoud at his Bathers’ site on Manning St house the two and three bedHis company is four months ning and Bong Bong Sts. room units, expected to sell away from finishing the The plans for the $35 mil- for $600,000 to $800,000. four tower 317 unit and lion new development show Mr Daoud is keen to stress commercial precinct at the the Mitre 10 site facing Ter- the bulk of the development old Dwyers site in Wollon- ralong St as two storeys of will not be visible from the gong, and has recently bro- retail space, with an arcade main street, as it will be hidken ground at its Bathers’ leading from street level den behind existing shops. site on the corner of Manaround to an Aldi on the While acknowledging some of the development exceeds the height limits, he says it is necessary to achieve the objectives of the site consolidation. “The trees on our side of Akuna St are taller than our proposal, so it won’t interrupt the view,” he says. The developer, who has been holidaying in Kiama for 30 years, is hopeful of the project being approved by the Regional Planning Panel by mid year. If this happens, an 18 month build will see the building completed by the end of 2018. Aldi will not open until the entire project is complete. Council’s sale of the properties is dependent on the DA being approved. See page 7 for another 60 unit DA for Kiama’s CBD.

Be our reporter at Jamberoo Action Park p6

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Photo: Rebecca Roscini

These cherubs from the Anglican Church Playgroup are looking forward to their very first Carols in the Park. See pages 4 and 5 for details of this year’s gathering and other Christmas happenings.

Facelift for Southern Lookout p9

Coolangatta top of class again p8

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What’s on? Every Wednesday

Sat 10 Dec

29 Dec - 4 Jan

Kiama Farmers’ Market Kiama Harbour 3-6pm

Red Cross Christmas Stall See page 5 Opening of refurbished Saddleback Mountain Southern Lookout See page 9

Kiama Woodcraft Group Exhibition and Sales Old Fire Station Kiama

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

Til 7 December

Tues 13 Dec

Sat 31 Dec New Year’s Eve Concert and Fireworks More next issue

4-13 Jan

Jenny Asquith’s Wings to Fly exhibition See right

Carols in the Park Jamberoo, from 7pm Carols on the Green Kiama Golf Club, 6-8pm

Fri 2 Dec

Weds 14 Dec

Thurs 5 Jan

Pics & Flicks Gerringong Girl Asleep, 8pm

Carols in the Park Kiama, see page 4

Sunday 4 Dec

Sat 17 Dec

Gerringong Mens’ Shed Annual Duck Derby More next issue

Music in the Park Hindmarsh Park, 1-3pm

Gerringong Street Parade and Market Day See page 4

Thurs 8 Dec

Sun 18 Dec Kiama Bush Dance Kiama Community Centre Kiama Seaside Markets Kiama Harbour, 9-3pm 7.30-10.30pm $5 Sat 24 Dec Kiama Makers & Growers Market Kiama Harbour 9-2pm

Exhibition to lift your spirit

World Junior Surfing Championships More next issue

Sun 8 Jan Kiama Seaside Markets Kiama Harbour, 9-3pm

Sun 15 Jan Kiama Seaside Markets Kiama Harbour, 9-3pm

Amongst the works in local artist Jenny Asquith’s latest exhibition, Wings to Fly, there are oil paintings that capture the sensation of flying that can be Kiama Show enjoyed while swimming. “There is deliberate ambiguity in the images that More next issue prompts the viewer’s own interpretation,” she says. “For instance, are the figures mermaids or angels? Is that sky or water? Rocks or bubbles?” Water is often used in Jenny’s artwork as a metaphor; exploring the visual possibilities of reflection, translucency, depth, distortion, risk and sensuous Pics & Flicks’ flowing movement. last film for 2016 is Girl Details: 2-4 December (9am-6pm) and 5-7 December Asleep, an (2pm-6pm), Old Fire Station Kiama Australian coming of age comedy, which won Best Australian Feature Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It follows Greta, on the cusp of turning 15, who can’t bear to leave her childhood in the incomprehensible world of a new home and school. Critics say it takes you into the mind of a 14 year old girl in the Seventies, so mothers of a certain age should take their daughters along.

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Fredericks return to Jamberoo

Trevor Fredericks and his wife Carmel Goldsmith have repurchased the IGA in Jamberoo after a two year break. “Our family has been involved with retailing in Jamberoo for a long time and it will be good to reconnect,” says Trevor. “It was great to have the opportunity to recharge and have our first real break, but we really did miss being part of the village and the challenges of retailing. “We’ve come back with lots of fresh ideas and enthusiasm.”

Correction Our lead story last issue reported councillors had voted for all medium density developments to come before them for approval. This was an error. The process for when these applications come before Council remains unchanged. Our apologies.

Disney’s biggest star films in Kiama The Pines’ classic farmhouse on Saddleback Mountain, Killalee and other Illawarra locations are the backdrop for a new Australian film, Rip Tide. The film, the second for Bulli-born director Rhiannon Bannenberg, is set to attract attention around the world through its star, Debby Ryan. “Debby is Disney’s biggest star, through her role in its Jessie Disney Channel series,” says Rip Tide’s producer Steve Jaggi. In this social media age, her popularity can be appreciated by her 6.5 million followers on Instagram and her 12 million Facebook followers. More than Hugh Grant. “We are so honoured to have Debbie agree to do the film. It elevates the whole production when you've got a star like her.” Jaggi describes Rip Tide as an inspirational family film, targeted at girls in the 8-16 year old age group. “Rhiannon and I have a real mission statement to inspire young people to make the most of their lives and realise anything is possible.” Movie making is labour intensive, and the economic impact of having 65 crew stay at 20 houses in the area over a week is estimated at around $120,000. Apart from the difficulty of finding somewhere to eat late at night, the cast and crew have loved working here and look set to return. “We’d love to shoot a number of films down here,” says Steve Jaggi.

Above: Debby Ryan with co-star Andrew Creer

Below: On location at The Pines

“We are already talking to people about it to make it happen.” Part of the story line involves Debby learning to surf, bringing yet more attention to our beaches on top of the international audience for the World Junior Surfing Championship being held at Bombo in early January. The film also stars Naomi Sequeira, Genevieve Hegney, Andrew Creer, Aaron Jeffery, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Danielle Carter, Valerie Bader, Marcus Graham and Kimie Tsukakoshi.

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Kiama’s Carols have real community focus

Photo: Rebecca Roscini

across the road from the In recognition of its Carols. inclusive nature, the “This is very deliberorganisers of the Kiama ately an event for the Carols have introduced whole Kiama commua name change this year nity,” says Rev Rod to the Kiama CommuHarding, chair of the nity Carols in the Park. organising committee. The evening will celeA local charity, Homebrate Christmas through stead of Hope (providing the singing of a mixture a weekly place in Kiama of popular traditional for the lonely and those carols with more modin need to find friendern Christmas songs. Addison McLennan ship, food and support), Musicians and enterwill benefit from donations collected tainers, both local and from further afield and including school choirs, will on the night. perform on the night. It is hoped that Details: Wednesday 14 December, Santa will also be able to make time to 7-9pm, Hindmarsh Park put in an appearance this year. (wet weather venue: The Pavilion Kiama). The event is hosted by the Combined Facebook/KiamaCarols Churches of Kiama (representing the churches in Kiama and Gerringong), and is sponsored by Each year the Carols at Jamberoo the Kiama Council, the combined bring the whole village together in the churches and many service clubs and peaceful setting of Reid Park to enjoy businesses. Local shops (many of a program of local performers. whom assist with sponsorship of the Tuesday 13 December, 6pm for 7pm. event) will be ‘open for business’ just

Christmas Parade down Fern Street

Carols at Jamberoo

The Rotary Club of Gerringong, with the support of the local businesses and community groups, will once again be celebrating Christmas with the Gerringong Street Parade and Village Market day It’s our area’s only old school street parade, with floats from sporting clubs, service organisations, schools and businesses. “The parade is a great day out for the young and young at heart, locals and visitors alike,” says Rotary’s Steve Smith. “Apart from being a festive day out it provides us all an opportunity to

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celebrate our community. “Apart from the colourful floats, there will be pipe bands, vintage cars and a fashion parade by Natural Necessity Surf Shop.” This year, for the first time, the local indigenous community will be conducting a Smoking Ceremony to commence the parade. The victorious Gerringong Lions RLFC, two time premiers, will no doubt attract the biggest cheers as they join the Parade with their trophies. The Mayor of Kiama, Mark Honey. and local member, Gareth Ward MP

will also share a ride on a trike, in the parade. “We’ve even organised for Santa to be front and centre on his sleigh,” says Steve. “The Gerringong Village Market will also be a major attraction for locals and visitors on this special day. “It is already shaping to be our biggest market of the year with the involvement of town criers, cartoon characters, elves and special fund raising events to support those less fortunate at this special time of the year.” The Rotary Club wants to thank Gareth Ward and Kiama Council for their support, as well as the many local community organisations, sporting teams, shop owners and local businesses that work to make this day a huge success. Details: Sat 17 December, Gerringong CBD, from 10.30am. Anyone interested in joining Gerringong Rotary, call 42342518 for a chat.

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Use a local The hard working Kiama Branch of the Red Cross is preparing for yet another fundraiser - its Annual Christmas Stall They will be selling baked goods, crafts, Red Cross Christmas cards and raffling a beautiful Christmas Hamper. The Christmas Hamper was donated by friends of the Red Cross to honour the memory of two of our members that passed away this year: Anne Cowling, our former Red Cross President, and Pat Mennie, a dedicated and hard working member. “These women were very active, and would have been thrilled that they were remembered so fondly,” says the branch’s president Heidi Smith. Details: Sat 10 December, cnr Terralong/Shoalhaven Streets, 8.30-2.30pm

Trees aid cancer care Burnetts on Barney is continuing its support of the Lions Cancer Care project, by donating a portion of the sale proceeds of its cut Christmas trees to the fund. So if you didn’t order a tree through Minnamurra PS, this is a great way to get your tree this year. The local landscaping and gardening firm recently donated $500 to the local Lions cause.

Plenty of opportunity to give to those less fortunate Council’s Giving Tree Residents and organisations are invited to place gifts under the Giving Tree in Council’s foyer or at the Library, for distribution by charities to local children for Christmas. Gifts are collected for children up to 14 years, with a particular need for presents for the Kiama Men’s Shed members Ian Yabsley, Steve Ghent and Baz Evans 10-14 age group. present toys they have made to Mark Honey (centre right) Gifts can be placed under the tree during busito get behind this toy drive to 17 years of age. ness hours until Thursday 8 to help those less fortunate,” Ray White Kiama has a December, for collection by she says. table showing the number of charities the next day. “All presents will be deliv- boys and girls in each age Please do not wrap gifts, ered to Illawarra and South group, so donors to ensure as they need to be sorted for Coast children who are sick, no-one misses out. distribution. disadvantaged or have a Please wrap your gift, and Gareth Ward’s disability by the KidzWish label with appropriate genChristmas Toy Drive Fairy and Santa.” der and age, before dropping The Member for Kiama has The uwrapped gifts should it into the Ray White Kiama launched his inaugural be left at the electorate from up until mid-day on Christmas Toy Drive, with office by 20 December. Wednesday 21 December. all gifts to be donated to the A Little Ray of Giving 2016 Salvation Army KidzWish Foundation. Ray White Kiama is again Giving Tree “New, unwrapped toys partnering with the William For 16 years, Elders Jamcan be dropped off to my Campbell Foundation beroo has hosted a Giving Kiama electorate office at (WCF), a locally founded Tree for the Salvation 102 Terralong Street, not-for-profit organisation Army. Last year over 180 Kiama,” says Gareth Ward. and registered children’s new toys were donated. “Let’s come together to charity, to help the most “The donations are already help spread some joy to vulnerable children and piling up this year even those who need it most this young people in the Illawarra though we’ve just set up the Christmas.” and Shoalhaven. tree,” says Vivienne Marris. Executive Director of the WCF runs a foster care “We have such a generous KidzWish Foundation Chris program for children, as community.” Beaven has welcomed the well as providing a range of She asks for the toys not to initiative. support services for children be wrapped, so that they can “We are delighted to be and families. It currently has be distributed appropriately. chosen as Gareth Ward’s over 100 children in their This year’s appeal closes charity of choice and we care, ranging from newborn on Friday 16 December. encourage our community

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Be our reporter for the day at Jamberoo Action Jamberro Action Park’s latest attraction, the Perfect Storm, is ready for thrill seekers this summer, with its simulation of three tornadoes violently twisting and rotating around each other. This results in moments of zero gravity, while in complete darkness, you twist up and down, and rotate back and forth inside the monster vortex. Given our Editor’s preference for keeping her feet on the ground, we want one of our readers to report on it for us. The Park has given us four tickets, worth over $200, so a local family or group of friends can go and check it out. Spend the day at Jamberoo Action Park before the end of the first week of January, so we can include your impressions and pictures in our first edition of 2017. Apart from the Perfect Storm, you can check out the Funnel Web ride, enjoy the Taipan’s rapids, leap off The Rock or relax at Billabong Beach. If you go on a Saturday from New Year’s Eve through


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To the Editor

60 units proposed for Meares Place

Concern over developments Thank you for your front page article entitled Keeping our character. It seems to me a major issue which up to this point in time has eluded councillors responsibilities. I find it hard to believe that such significant developments such as the Werri Beach headland have been authorised without councillors' endorsement. How is it that staff members have such authority? I simply cannot understand that. Who are these staff members who have such power to make decisions that impact so negatively on our local environment for decades to come. Decisions in fact, with outcomes that can never be rectified. Having city style buildings dominate our landscape is not what I was expecting to be confronted with in coming to live in Gerringong. There are already too many glaring mistakes in Gerringong where opportunities for doing something special have been missed forever. The community is left quite distraught about this whole issue and might I say, somewhat disillusioned about the Council which we fought so hard to maintain as an entity. It is obviously naive of me to have thought that our elected community members would have responsibilities such as these as of primary importance in their role and responsibilities. I congratulate Deputy Mayor Kathy Rice for her initiative to address this issue and Councillor Neil Reilly's move to review the conditions under which DAs are brought before Council. Why not become even more daring and invite community members to contribute to such a review? I expect Council will report on this matter to the community and I am confident that you will continue to alert us of developments in The Bugle. Helen McDermott, Gerringong

A Development Application has been lodged for the vacant land between Meares Place and Collins St in Kiama (with access to the latter via the block currently occupied by the Pop-Up Co-Op). The Over 55s development will be terraced into the site, and include 60 two bedroom units around a central courtyard. There will be rooftop gardens to soften the impact of the building. Again, like the Akuna St development, the size of this proposal means that its fate will be decided by the Joint Regional Planning Panel, after consultation with the community. Full details of the DA are on Council’s website.

Thanks from Jamberoo Red Cross The members of Jamberoo Red Cross would like to thank the communities of Jamberoo Kiama and beyond who have so generously supported our various fund raising events over the last few months. We appreciate your continuing support and would like you to know that the funds raised have been used to support the following: local programs like Learner Driver ad the Young parents Program; support for the homeless and providing clean water to communities; helping people recover from disasters; providing healthy breakfast before school; and reconnecting people separated by conflict. The day-to-day work of Red Cross depends on the generosity of the community and we are very grateful for all your contributions. Barbara Adams, President, Jamberoo Red Cross

Free legal diaries Free copies of the 2017 Legal Aid NSW Legal Topics for Older People Diary, are now available from Gareth Ward’s Electoral office in Terralong St. Now in its sixth year, it combines important legal information with a practical diary. Topics include aged care and retirement villages; financial, family and consumer issues; elder abuse; disputes with neighbours; and future planning. Page 7 ♌ The Bugle 3 December 2016

Mayoral Column Each edition, Mayor Mark Honey uses this column as a way of communicating directly with residents and ratepayers.

Thank you to all the people who took time out to participate in the recent Community Strategic Plan workshops at The Pavilion. We had a strong turnout of more than 60 people, which was a great balance between enough people to provide a cross-section of the community and not having so many that some did not get a chance to provide their thoughts. Thanks in particular to Twyford Consulting for facilitating the sessions and my fellow Councillors and Council Executive for taking the time to also participate. While Councillors and staff are well used to participating in all sorts of meetings discussing particular challenges or situations, it was refreshing to sit down with motivated community members and discuss the bigger picture. We worked within the four

main themes of the existing Community Strategic Plan of Community, Economy, Environment and Civic Leadership. Under each of these we identified subthemes, such as ‘history and identity’ for Community. Some of the subthemes will sound familiar, such as ‘village identity’ and ‘aged care’ but a few others such as ‘digital economy’ may not. We then worked on priorities for each of the themes to be addressed in the next four years. Again there were some familiar issues in ‘night time economy’ and ‘retain heritage sites’ but a few newish ideas such as ‘developing a central calendar for all events in Kiama’, getting a ‘cinema’ and ‘facilitate high tech coworking business/hubs’. Finally we listed opportunities for the community to work with Council, with issues such as ‘the night time economy’ and ‘increase precinct committees’ sparking people’s interest. The draft community engagement workshop report, which is now available on the Council website (, goes into greater detail on all these outputs from the workshops.

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I was pleased to see that most participants enjoyed the workshops and felt that Councillors and staff had listened and understood the ideas being put forward. It’s also pleasing to see a strong response to the online survey provided as an alternative to those who couldn’t make the workshops. We’ve had close to 200 responses to the survey, which is an exceptional response from the community. The main issues arising from the survey include promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles, living in a safe community, protecting the natural environment, better practice and sustainable town planning, promoting and encouraging economic development, encouraging and supporting tourism and Council remaining as a community leader and remaining independent. Where to from here? The Community Strategic Plan and all the associated plans need to be prepared to go ‘live’ in July 2017. Council will prepare draft documents for public exhibition in April 2017. During this time I encourage you all to review these documents and take the further opportunity to add your voice to the direction of Council over the next 10 years.

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After more than 500 volunteer hours and considerable hard work, the Rotary Club of Kiama extends an invitation to the community to come out and be one of the first to experience the newly refurbished Saddleback Mountain Southern Lookout. This project celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the original Saddleback Mountain Northern Lookout, which was a joint venture between Kiama Council and Kiama Rotarians and is dedicated to the memory of past Rotarians. Funding for the restoration has been provided by the NSW State Government and work has been undertaken by Kiama Rotarians, their friends and Kiama Council. This project is just the latest of many community projects undertaken by Kiama Rotary since its inception in 1952. Rotarians have been involved with Saddleback Mountain since the mid 1950’s when they assisted Council in clearing and building the first road to the summit. Other significant community projects Kiama Rotary has been involved with over the decades include: construction of Kiama Scout Hall in 1952, Saddleback Southern Lookout opened in 1978, Kiama Stone Wall Markers and Old Saddleback Road stone walls restoration during the 1990s, and the opening of Robert East Reserve in 2008. Details: Saturday, 10 December. Free sausage sizzle from noon–1pm, followed by the Official Opening of the Southern Saddleback Lookout at 1pm by Gareth Ward MP, Mayor Mark Honey and David Chambers, President Rotary Club of Kiama.

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Out & about At Tourism After Hours Local tourism operators gathered at Terragong House, now a luxury B&B owned and operated by Darryl Gordon and Simon Milner, for their final Tourism After Hours event of the year. All were keen to see what the pair had achieved since buying the property two years ago, and all went away very impressed by its style and their attention to detail of their loving restoration. Little wonder Terragong 1858 was recently included in the Sydney Morning Herald’s list of Top 52 Weekends Away.

Left: Hosts Darryl Gordon and Simon Milner with Mayor Mark Honey The verandah was perfect for networking

Eevie Stein from KiPrint and Lee van de Haar of Ollie & Me relaxing in the library

Above: Tricia Ashelford from the Kiama Farmers’ Market and Meryll Faulkner from Making Faces Top right: Artist Greg Martin Vale with Jenny Miles of Eyestore Kiama Right: Bruce Ferguson from the Little Blowhole Art Bar with Terragong’s Simon Milner and photographer Peter Izzard

Left: Photographer Bob Shaw with Councillor Neil Reilly and John Grant of Granties Maze

Coolangatta Winery’s Ben Wallace showcased its wines at the event, to the delight of Kiama Tourism’s Daniela Jolly

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Sometimes the most memorable sights when you are travelling are the unexpected ones. On a recent trip to Canada, my wife and I saw so many scenic wonders in British Columbia and the Rockies, and then while travelling across that spectacular country by train. Canada was amazing, and the famous sights often exceeded our expectations.

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But one quirky little gem that really captured our imagination was on the shore of the Ottawa River, just a few kilometres upriver from the National Parliament Building in Ottawa. The Remic Rapids Balanced Rock Sculpture Project features literally hundreds of rock sculptures perched on a rock platform that juts out into the river. The rocks that make up the sculptures

are all perfectly balanced, using small rocks to prop up the bigger ones. Many sculptures take on a distinctly human form, clearly inspired by the Inuit First Nations’ stone monuments, called Inukshuks (which means “in the kindness of a human” in Inuit). Artist John Felice Ceprano has been building these sculptures at this place every summer for the past 30

years, and they have become a celebrated cultural icon of Canada’s national capital. They are taken down as winter approaches and the river starts to freeze, and rebuilt the next summer. There is a lovely cycleway/footpath along the river from the city, which makes the sculptures easily accessible for all. Nick Hartgerink

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The Library is the place to be Kiama Library has a great program of holiday events lined up for the summer. “We have a strong demand for our services heading into Christmas and the New Year,” says Head Librarian Michelle Hudson. “There are parents looking for activities for the kids out of the midday heat, students on holidays doing some internet surfing and holiday makers after a book to while away their afternoons or a DVD for their evenings. “We also like to put together a program of events through the holiday period to service that extra demand.” Just some of these are: Wires, Wi-Fi and the Future – Fri 9 December, 12.30pm. In a free live-screening from the National Museum of Australia, discover all about the creation of Wi-Fi and how it has changed the way we think, work, live and play. Teens Film Afternoon – Fri 16 December, 4pm. Finish the school year with a 2016 blockbuster film full of heroic super-villains. Christmas Family Movie – Tues 20 December, 5.30pm. Kiama Library will be showing a family friendly Christmas-themed movie! Book in now. Summer Reading Club - By reading books between 17 December and 28 January, children aged between 0-18 years can win great summer-themed prizes. Details: For more info pop into the Library

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