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The Bugle 15 September 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

Governor-General comes to town On his first official visit to Kiama, Australia’s GovernorGeneral, Sir Peter Cosgrove, and his wife Lady Lynne Cosgrove, focused their attention on youth, the success of Dementia Friendly Kiama and the importance of community involvement. The first port of call was Kiama High, where Sir Peter congratulated the school on its efforts in becoming waste warriors, as part of the War on Waste. He then toured Council’s SENTRAL Youth Service, located in Hindmarsh Park, and heard about the varied services offered to support the youth of our area. While there he met with members of the Dementia Advisory Group, and heard of the international praise

Kiama has had for its innovative approach of putting people with dementia at the heart of its strategy making. A Civic Reception was held in the evening, with recognised community contributors and representatives of organsations from across the Municipality having the opportunity to speak with the Governor-General. In his address, Sir Peter spoke about the drought affecting most of NSW. “We’ve all been heartened by the way our fellow Australians have rallied around and showed their empathy and generosity to those struggling on the land. “The only trouble is if you not understanding the prolive in the big smoke, and it found nature of this challenge. rains in Martin Place, you “Not understanding that it say 'that's it, drought’s over', is a slow decent into despair for many people that are primary producers. This is not like a cyclone, or a bushfire, that comes all of a sudGerringong’s Telea den and then you are picking Scerri will never forup the pieces. get making her first “It is over, and you are coffee at SENTRAL’s traumatised, but the recovbarista training facilery starts immediately. ity, as she got to “What I am saying is I do make it for a knight. Judging it excellent, understand as GovernorGeneral that this tragedy is Sir Peter then preslow and almost cancerous sented a delighted Telea with a Governor- in its progress. It is driving General’s Medallion very good people, families as a memento of the who for generations have experience. been stewards of the land,

First coffee hits the spot

Inside this issue $1.55m to be spent on Jamberoo Sports Complex p3

Made in Kiama back for Christmas p3

Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove with the young people from SENTRAL

down. “And we, who live in that narrow band of population along the East Coast, need to remind ourselves that the little bit of rain didn’t matter. This drought is still on.” In noting the achievements and contributions of the attendees at the Reception, he said, “Me being here tonight is to say I notice you and I am rapt the community is elevating people from its broader ranks that we all need to know about and applaude.” The visit was a reunion of sorts, as Sir Peter and Mayor Mark Honey both served together in the 5th Battalion

of the Royal Australian Regiment in 1973, when Cllr Honey was a junior officer on National Service and Sir Peter was an officer in the regular Army. They played rugby together, and enjoyed ribbing each other about their time on the field.

Akuna update Amended plans have been lodged for the Akuna St/ Mitre 10 site by developer Nick Daoud. They are currently under review, and will be open for public submissions in due course.

Introducing the South Coast Sevens p4

Top 5 for Folk By The Sea p9

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Saturday 15 Sept

Kiama Farmers’ Market Surf Beach 2-5pm

Gerringong Village Markets In and around Gerringong Town Hall On weekends Live music at The Sebel, Kiama Youth Markets SENTRAL Youth Centre, Kiama Leagues Club, Hindmarsh Park, 11-3pm Gerringong and Kiama Open Day at Ivy Mount Bowlos, Jamberoo Pub Fundraiser for Gerrinand other venues gong Museum 24 Princes Til 2 Sept Highway, Gerringong, Kiama Art Society 1-4 pm. $10 for guided Exhibition Kiama Leagues tour and afternoon tea. Til 19 Sept Last tour at 3.30pm. Kiama Woodcraft Group Sunday 16 Sept Sale and Exhibition Steel City Strings: Old Fire Station, 9-4pm Serenades and Dances Thursdays til Featuring guitarist 27 Sept Aleksandr Tsiboulski Live recording of the The Pavilion, 2pm.Tickets Kiki Tapes Little Blowhole Art Bar, Berry Conversations: 7pm, free Kerry O’Brien and Til 30 Sept Helen Caldicott 2-4pm, Berry Public. $20 tickets Janine Coddington’s objects of art from Kiama Seaside Markets Little Blowhole Art Bar Black Beach, 9-3pm 14-16 Sept Flyball Championships Kiama Quarry Sports Complex, 8.30-4pm. More info at www.

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Saturday 22 Sept Secondhand Saturday School Flat at the Harbour, 8-noon. Register as a seller by 20 Sept at Kiama Makers & Growers Market Black Beach, 10-3pm

Wednesday 26 Sept Special screening: Protection Roxy Cinema Nowra, 6pm. Supported by the William Campbell Foundation. $25 tickets from

Friday 28 Sept Kiama Show Society Trivia Night (see below)

Saturday 29 Sept Kiama Classic Family Fun Bike Ride

Sunday 30 Sept Jamberoo Village Markets Reid Pk, 9-2pm

Monday 1 Oct Long Weekend Kiama Seaside Markets Black Beach, 9-3pm

Sunday 7 Oct Festival of Choirs (more next issue)

Sat 13 Oct Blue Haven Fete

Sunday 14 October SCCS Charity Car & Bike Show for Buy a Bale (more next issue)

Love singing hymns? Hymnsing is a rousing monthly event for anyone who enjoys a good hymn. This month, pianist Ron Stone has put together a medley on hymns on the theme of the Shepherd. The singing of favourite hymns and choruses will be followed by afternoon tea. “There is no cost just the joy of singing so why not come and join us,” says Gail Pickles. Details: Sunday 23 Sept, 2 pm in the Fellowship Centre at the Uniting Church in Manning St.

Show your knowledge The Kiama Show Society’s Trivia Night has quickly become one of the most hotly contested events on the Show calendar. “Put a crack team together and join us for a great night,” says Show Society President David Barnes. “Jade from Wave FM will be our Trivia Master, and there will be loads of great prizes up for grabs. “All funds raised go towards putting on the 2019 Kiama Show.” There is a maximum of 10 members per team, and a matchmaking service to put together smaller numbers of people to form a full team. Details: Friday 28 September, The Pavilion Kiama, 7-10pm. Tickets $35 (members) or $40 plus online booking fee, from Ticket sales close Weds 26 September.

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Friends of Kiama Library’s September author talk is featuring locals Darren Longbottom and Tim Rushby-Smith talking about their new book, Beyond the Break. When Darren ‘Daz’ Longbottom, of Zink surfshop, went surfing at the remote Mentawai Islands off Indonesia, it was the fulfilment of a long-held ambition. But Daz's passion for waves would very nearly cost him his life, and would test his resilience and determination in unimaginable ways. The book tells the tale of a freak accident, a terrifying rescue, and the long and painful journey home. It is a story of coming to terms with the life-changing consequences of riding a single wave. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Details: Saturday 22 September, Kiama Library Auditorium, 2.30pm. The talk is free, but book your tickets via the Kiama Library website: to ensure a seat For more information call the Library on 4233 1133.

Our Spelling Bee tip Meet 12 year old Scarlett Hill, of Year 6 at Kiama Public School, who is officially the best speller in our region. Scarlett will be representing the South Coast in the senior section of the state finals of the Premier’s Spelling Bee, to be held in Sydney on 2 November. The word she spelt out loud correctly to win the title was ‘contemporaneous’. The competition will be held in the ABC’s Eugene Goossens Hall at Ultimo. This is not the first time

that Scarlett has been in the spotlight. She was the subject of a portrait painted by her mother, Megan Seres, which won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2016.

Jamberoo to get $1.55m sports fields makeover It’s been a long time coming, but Jamberoo is finally getting a major upgrade to its sports precinct in the heart of the village. On announcing the project has just received almost $1.1 million from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, Gareth Ward MP said, “I am delighted that the facilities at

Made in Kiama market: back by popular demand The much missed Made in Kiama - Handmade Night Market is returning this year, just in time for you to stock up for Christmas on quality locally made goods. Local creatives, and the market’s founding curators and managers, Fiona Griffin -Rudder and Kelly Bennett say they have listened to the requests from our community, and have decided to resurrect their idea. The last Made in Kiama market was held in December 2015, and Kelly and Fiona have noticed the significant gap in the availability and promotion of locally made items for sale at local markets. “The purpose of Made in Kiama remains the same as in former years, to provide a platform for local makers and crafters to sell their items, and to support these

Kelly and Fiona at the last Made in Kiama market

stallholders in building their businesses,” says Fiona. “This is where the market has found its value, and established a reputation for providing unique items and financially supporting its own community. “The 2018 markets will be a wonderful weekend, showcasing both new and existing local producers, and even more food stalls than previously.”

Stallholder application forms will be available on the Made in Kiama Facebook page and also at Applications are invited from residents who are local to the Kiama area and make their own items locally. Details: Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December, 4-8pm each night, at The Pavilion Kiama.

Jamberoo’s primary sporting location, the Jamberoo Sporting Precinct, will be upgraded. “The extensive refurbishment and additional amenities will aim to improve disability accessibility, increase sports participation, increase sporting event capacity, and improve user experience.” The grant is on top of $427,000 already committed by Kiama Council to the upgrade. According to Greg Walsh, President of the Jamberoo Combined Sporting Clubs Inc (JCSC), the best thing about the prospect of investing the money into the sporting precinct is what it will mean to the volunteers. “The volunteers are finally going to be rewarded. “Our community relies on volunteers who spend countless hours helping to run sport and community events. They need to be encouraged with good facilities so instead of it being a chore for them it is a pleasure.” The central sporting precinct comprises the three fields at Kevin Walsh Oval (named after Greg’s father, who worked tirelessly for rugby league at a local, regional, state and national level), the bowling club, the golf club, the croquet club, cricket at Keith Irvine Oval, tennis courts and the pool. “People come here from throughout the Municipality

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Greg Walsh (centre) with representatives from some of Jamberoo’s sports: Greg Harris (Cricket), Cheryl Harris (Hockey), Mandy Cumming (Touch), Steve Whitworth (Football), Russell Fredericks (Croquet) and Leanne Adams (Rugby League)

and beyond,” says Greg. “There are 2500 playing sport here on a rolling 12 month average, in a village with a population of less than 1200. “It is great drawcard for Jamberoo, at a time when the town needs it.” The JCSC assisted Council in its application for funding by collecting letters of support from throughout the community. “We've gone from desperation to exhilaration,” says Greg. “We have a terrific area here but it is going to be so much better. It has been evident for some time that our facilities are archaic.” While $1.55 million is a lot of money, Greg says they will be looking at stretching it further by utilising the trades skills of volunteers

from the various clubs. “People are keen to help, and it will mean we can get even more done. It harks back to the revamp in the mid-Ninties, when the majority of of the work was done by volunteers.” The JCSC will be working closely with Council’s Director of Engineering & Works, Gino Belsito to come up with a final masterplan for the site. The work will include upgrading and expanding the change room, new bathroom facilities, replacing the canteen, refurbishing the Youth Hall, road resurfacing, drainage, fencing, additional seating and lighting at the Keith Irvine Oval. The Kevin Walsh amenities update will be given priority in work scheduling.

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Previously held in Nowra, the organisation of the South Coast Sevens has this year been taken over by the Gerringong Breakers. Javid Sadrnia, President of the Gerringong Breakers Football Club, says he sees great potential for the competition growing into a major event for the town. “I’m confident we will have 30 teams at our inaugural event, but our plan is for it to grow over the next few years so that we are soon attracting 80 or 100 teams down for the weekend. “This year’s thirty teams will equate to 300 players and another couple of hundred of support people and families, so even that is a going to be a great boon for Gerringong over a traditionally quiet time for visitors.” He says a similar tournament at Forster attracts 150 teams each year. “We went along to check it out, and we can see exactly how our competition can develop.”

Javid says they’ve had great encouragement from Destination Kiama and South Coast Holidays, along with other local businesses who want to work together to promote the village’s attractions. “It’s a great thing to have to help promote the area. The Breakers see it as our way of giving back to our long term sponsors and our community by attracting more business to the village.”

The competition is open to mens, womens and over 35s teams. Of the 25 teams that have registered at time of writing, 70 per cent are from outside the Kiama LGA, with over half of them being from either Sydney or Canberra. Established in 1985, The Breakers are a vibrant club going places, with both the men and women’s teams in this year’s regional finals. “Two of our members,

Finn Croft-Trollope and Harry Churchill, have been selected to represent Australia in the U/13 Futfal competition in Spain, and we’ve also produced players for the American college system,” says Javid. “It is just a brilliant club to be part of.” He encourages everyone to come down and take a look at the South Coast Sevens action. “It is a really good opportunity to see some great footballers from across the state, including some ex-Socceroos,” he says. “They’ll be competing for cash prize money so the incentive will be there.” Details: 22-23 September, Gerry Emery Reserve, Rowlings Rd, Gerringong. 9.30-4pm Saturday; 9.30-2pm Sunday, with the finals on around 1pm. Team registrations at

Gerringong Bowlo to host Community Garden Community members are delighted that a community garden will now be established on unused land at the rear of the Gerringong Bowling Club. “There is now going to a period of planning so we encourage all interested people to come to the meetings to share knowledge and experience,” says Mary Raftery. Above right: Manager of the Club, Luke Richards (centre), with Asha Mazzella, Peter Berry, Mary Raftery and Angie Ritchie-Straatman

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Details: The night meetings of the group are held on the third Monday of every month at 7pm, the next one on 17 Sept. The day meetings are being held on

the first Wednesday of every month at 9.30am, the next one on 3 Oct. All meetings are held in the Werri Room in the Bowling Club.

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Win:win with free pick-up service If you’re planning a spring clean-up at your place, the Friends of Blue Haven Aged Care Facility once again have the solution for getting rid of all that clutter. They are looking for goods for their Monster Fete, to be held on Saturday 13 October. “We will pick up your unwanted books, toys, manchester, nic-nacks, paintings and pictures, plants, glassware, crockery and any other bric-a-brac that you may wish to re-home,” says President Col Rathbone.

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Club news Jamberoo gets a Probus Club Kiama Rotary Club’s Mal Bracken is delighted with the turnout at the official launch of the Jamberoo Probus Club. Kiama Rotary has sponsored the formation of the new club. More than 30 people attended, with apologies from ten more, and Mr Bracken said it had set the stage for a bright future and that the enthusiasm of all those in attendance seemingly assured the club of success. Winton Brooke-Smith was elected as the Foundation President and Jan Jones as his Deputy, while Lee Jourdain will be Secretary and Bruce Johnson Treasurer. Angela Brooke-Smith, David Hall, Bob Shaw, Annette Hoskins and Kim Oborn will also fill important committee positions. The mixed club will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 2pm at Club Jamberoo and anyone considering joining can do so by attending the next meeting on September 26. Nomination fees are $35 on or before the September meeting or $40 thereafter. A fee of $2 per meeting is also applicable each meeting to cover afternoon tea. For more information on the club email Publicity Officer davidhall2605@ or Winton on

Public speaking a challenge? Kiama Toastmasters has been in operation for over

President Winton Brooke-Smith and Kiama Rotary's Mal Bracken.

30 years, during which time it has helped many people gain confidence in public speaking. “People come to us for all sorts of reasons, and we have a number of highly skilled people in our group, keen to give encouragement and support,” says Secretary Barbara Adams. “They might be nervous about speaking for the first time at university or at a social gathering, or they might speak regularly but would like to get better at it. “The difference we see in people is amazing.” The organisation meets at Kiama Leagues Club every first and third Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm. They encourage anyone who finds public speaking a challenge to come along, or contact Noelene on 4234 2573 with any enquiries.

quilters and stitchers who aim to promote the art and craft of patchwork and quilting, and to bring quilters together to exchange information, knowledge and skills in quilt-making in a friendly, supportive and generous environment,” says Secretary Anne Whitteron. “We enjoy sharing our knowledge and interests in a wide range of stitchery and textile arts, and on our monthly meeting days we have guest speakers who are always accomplished, interesting, passionate about their art or craft… and leave us inspired, whether we are beginners, 'old hands', or even professional.” If you have a passion or interest in stitching, why not join RedBerry for some stitching, a chat and morning tea. They meet twice a month at St Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, Princess Street, Berry. Quilting group Meetings are held on the in Berry fourth Friday each month A number of Kiama quilters 9.30-12.30pm; and Sewing already are members of Days are held on the second RedBerry Quilters, so they’d Friday at the same time. like to spead the word that Contact the Secretary at more are welcome. “We are a group of Please send news to

Kiama Electorate Recognition Awards Nominations for the 2018 Kiama Electorate Community Recognition Awards are now open. “We have so many dedicated volunteers, inspirational community organisations, service clubs, emergency services personnel and small business people across the Kiama electorate,” says the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward. “I am strongly encouraging people to nominate those who have made outstanding contributions to make our community a better place.” Nominations will remain open until 5pm on Monday 15 October, in the following categories:  Outstanding Local Volunteer  Conservation Champion  Young Person in Small Business  Outstanding Emergency Service Volunteer  Junior Sports (Male and Female)  Local Sports (Male and Female)  Sports Administrator  Outstanding Young Citizen  Outstanding Citizen Details: Nominations forms are available from his office or

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Around the schoolgrounds

Sharing news from our schools

Gerringong PS enters Sculptures at Killalea For the second time, Gerringong Public School has an entry in the Sculptures at Killalea festival, alongside another eleven primary and high schools from across the Illawarra. This year, our entry, Welcome D’hungang Nura, was developed by Mrs Mundey’s 5/6M class, working together with local artist educator Penny Sadubin to create a new welcome feature for the Bush Tucker Garden. ‘Dhungang nura’ in Dharawal language means ‘bush tucker’ (dhungang) ‘country or place’ (nura). Three hardwood posts were generously donated by Waxwood Timber at Albion Park. The students have each created a number of ceramic tiles beautifully depicting plants and animals from our school environ-

ment as well as spelling out “Welcome, Dhungang Nura”. After the sculpture festival, the welcome posts and rocks will come back to

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school and be installed upDetails: 14-23 September, right along with new plantKillalea State Park and ing to create a great new also at the Stocklands welcome garden near an Shellharbour and the the entry point into school. Civic Centre. The poles have been made as part of our Eco-schools grant project that is all about exploring how to share the knowledge we can gain from learning about plants and animals, the environment and how to care for our eco-system and Dharawal culture via our Bush Tucker garden as a place of learning. This money was granted to the school last year after a successful application to NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The teachers have done outdoor learning training, and soon to come are some trail markers that will enable a number of educational trails to be set up through the Bush Tucker garden and accessed both conventionally and using iPads and QR codes, sharing our learning. All of this will be implemented with input from our students drawing, designing and researching. If you have time please do visit Sculptures at Killalea, an impressive sculpture festival on our doorstep. Entry is free and it’s very appealing to kids with lots of great sculptures to enjoy. While you are there, don’t forget to vote for your favourite school entry (go Gerringong!!). The most popular school sculpture will win $2000. Page 7  The Bugle 15 September 2018

Dine with Stephanie Friends of Kiama Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary in a delicious way, by hosting a dinner with celebrated restaurateur, author and food educator Stephanie Alexander, who will be launching locally her new book The Cook’s Apprentice. Stephanie, as she is known by cooks throughout Australia, has received multiple Food legend Stephanie Alexander honours for her service to the food and wine industry, and as food educator and author. More recently she is best known for work through her Kitchen Garden Foundation. It provides a program of vegetable gardening and cooking experience for 8 to 12 year old children and is now in operation in some 300 schools Australia-wide, including in our region. Modelled on her iconic Cook’s Companion, The Cook’s Apprentice is aimed at the younger cook just starting out. It features 56 ingredient chapters and over 300 ‘achievable’ recipes. Details: Sunday 14 October, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama, 5.30 for 6.00pm. Tickets at $50 (main course and a glass of wine) available through Trybooking (link from or in person at the Library.

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I had the pleasure during the last week of hosting a visit to Kiama by the GovernorGeneral Sir Peter Cosgrove. Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove spent the afternoon in Kiama as part of their tour of the region. Their first port of call was Kiama High School to acknowledge the wonderful results they had achieved on their “War on Waste”. Their Excellencies then visited our SENTRAL Youth Services team at their centre in Hindmarsh Park. The SENTRAL team is a credit to our community and Sir Peter took great interest in the work done by the staff and was very impressed their efforts. The Governor-General also met with the Dementia

Alliance Group (DAGs) and was briefed on our worldfamous Dementia Friendly Kiama Project. Again, the DAGS, as they are known, represent all that is great about our community, and having Sir Peter spend time with them, take an interest in them personally and their volunteering, really left everyone with a smile on their faces. You may have read or heard about the Governor General’s visit by now. The reason I bring it up is to provide a great example of how just a little bit of recognitio, for those who work or volunteer for our community, goes a long, long way. With that in mind, I urge everyone to spend time considering who you could nominate for our local 2019 Australia Day Awards. Nominations are now open for the Australia Day Citizen, Young Citizen, Senior Citizen and Community Group of the Year. All the information you need is online at: australiaday.

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Sir Peter was named Australian of the Year in 2001 for leading the international peacekeeping taskforce in East Timor. The Australia Day Awards allow us to recognise roles people play in our communities, both large and small. People don’t give their time for the recognition. But, as I saw during Sir Peter’s visit, even the smallest amount can be a powerful thing. It is entirely appropriate that we recognise those who help others. It is one of our core beliefs as a nation that we help each other out when needed. Taking the time to recognise those who serve our community shows them that we do know about their good work and appreciate and value them for it; and that we too believe in the importance of community as the building block of a nation. Let’s recognise our local heroes.

Six decades of fast jets will be on show when HARS Aviation Museum holds its monthly Tarmac Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 14-16 September (9.30-3.30pm) at the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park. The six jets will be a Vampire trainer, Sabre jet, Canberra bomber, supersonic Mirage fighter and an impressive F-111C strike bomber. The monthly Tarmac Days allow HARS volunteers to put the spotlight on selected aircraft unique to Australian aviation history.

JVRRA takes a break Jamberoo Valley Ratepayers and Residents Association (JVRRA) will not be holding its usual monthly meeting in October. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday 6 November at 7.30pm at Club Jamberoo. All are welcome to express your ideas, opinions and concerns about local issues. JVRRA members will be kept up to date with important news during the break.

Five top picks for Folk By The Sea Kiama’s annual folk festival is on this month at Kiama Showground, from September 21-23. With 45 acts and 100 performances over three days, there will be plenty to choose from. To help you navigate the festival program, Festival publicity officer Nick Hartgerink gives us his top five acts for the weekend:

a Saturday nights, at what seems the perfect time-slot for their high-voltage act. Perhaps their show on Saturday afternoon at 1.15pm will show the band’s mellower side (but I kind of hope not). Glenn Skuthorpe Anybody who is good enough to share a stage with Steve ‘Copperhead Road’ Earle is good enough for me, and Indigenous singerGlenn Skuthorpe songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe has done that and more. Details: The full program He has played with Buddy and tickets for Friday Ken Nicol & Fiona Ross ers, with a history of includ- Miller, Tex Perkins, Kev and Saturday are on sale Carmody and Michelle You don’t have to be a ing punk-folk bands that now on the festival website ‘folkie’ to know the music rock the punters’ socks off. Shocked, among others. Glenn plays guitar, mandoof the legendary British folk This year that task falls or by calling 1300 887034. lin, banjo and harmonica, band Steeleye Span. squarely at the feet of TasEarlybird tickets available and has toured extensively They were a top internauntil 19 September. manian ‘convict-inspired’ in Australia and internationtional touring band from the punk-folk band The Dead ally. He will perform on 1970s to well into this cen- Maggies. Sunday’s program at the Friday night and Saturday tury. Ken Nicol spent eight Kiama Pavilion and Kiama The Maggies play at years playing, recording and 10.15pm on both Friday and afternoon. Bowling Club is free. touring with Steeleye Span as well as 15 years with another acclaimed British folk band Albion. He will be collaborating with Melbourne-based Scottish singer Fiona Ross at Folk By The Sea with three performances throughout the festival, as well as doing a solo show. Luke O’Shea Tamworth Country Music Festival favourite and sixtimes Golden Guitar winner Luke O’Shea is currently touring Australia promoting his latest album, Caught Up Luke O’Shea Below: The Dead Magpies Above: Mad Kelpie Playdate In The Dreaming. Luke’s six Golden Guitars are testimony to his songwriting, singing and sheer ability to entertain. He is one of the festival’s headline acts with shows on both Friday and Saturday night. Mad Kelpie Playdate Anyone who names their band Mad Kelpie Playdate has to have a sense of fun, so I’m tipping that this Celtic band from down Queanbeyan way is going to be one of the hits of the festival. The Kelpies play on both Friday and Saturday night, as well as a 10.30am spot on Saturday morning. The Dead Maggies Folk By The Sea always has an eclectic mix of performPage 9  The Bugle 15 September 2018


All the fun of Barefoot Bowls for businesses & clubs Get your teams together and join in the fun at the 2018 First National Coast and Country Barefoot Bowls competition, which kicks off on October 18. The competition will be held on Thursday afternoons at Kiama Bowling Club from 6pm and is designed to provide businesses and clubs a chance to mingle in a fun and social atmosphere, as well as being a great opportunity to network. “It is hoped that we will be able to attract as many teams as possible and it is envisaged that the competition will run over eight weeks of fun and frivolity and conclude with a presentation and Christmas function on December 6,” co-ordinator David Hall said. “For non-bowlers, Kiama Bowling Club will provide bowls and plenty of encouragement, while finger food will be available after games. The format will be two-bowl fours and games will be played over nine ends.” The club’s full facilities will be available each day, with the restaurant a great place to unwind and enjoy a meal after play. “Apart from the obvious opportunity to mix with other business and clubs in the area, it’s absolutely free and we will also be offering weekly prizes,” Mr Hall added. For enquiries or to nominate a team phone David Hall from First National Coast and Country on 0431 270 673 or Terry Digger on 0417 760 669.

We were proud to sponsor the women’s Spring Carnival Perfect weather and a huge number of teams made sure the annual Kiama Women’s Bowling Club Spring Carnival was again a resounding success on Tuesday. A maximum of 28 teams packed the Kiama greens and Albion Park Bowling Club again emerged winners after winning both their games and the highest margin. Congratulations to the Kiama Women’s Club on the success of the day and all teams who participated.

First National Coast & Country Principal Terry Digger with the Albion Park team who won the Kiama Women’s Bowling Club’s Spring Carnival, Dianne Inskip, Jan Hawke, Debbie Kelly and Pam Fuller, with Sales Agent David Hall.



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Civic Reception for the G-G Kiama’s high achievers and representatives of a wide range of community groups attended a Civic Reception for the Australia’s Governor-General.

Left: Lady Cosgrove and Anne Honey talking with Darren Longbottom and his daughter Bowie Right: Sir Peter talks with Sam Aubin, developer of the SharkMate app, his father Michael Aubin and Mayor Honey

Jerry Granger-Holcombe, Peter Scifleet and John Larkin - Kiama Lions

Col Rathbone with Gus and Judi O’Brien of the Kiama Red Cross

Jackson Tikkeros, Regional NAIDOC Young Achiever for 2018, with his mother Kylee

Sts Peter and Paul’s school captains Noah Parker and Bronte Herft, with their mothers Gina Parker and Bonnie Herft

Above: Chris Cassidy and Raewyn Thomson of the South Precinct

Councillor Kathy Rice with Dave Evans and Tamara Campbell of the KISS Arts Festival

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Postcard home On a visit to UK to see the family in July I was able to fulfil a childhood dream, to fly a Spitfire. A very good friend of mine is a Trustee of the Tangmere Aviation Museum near Chichester, West Sussex (always worth a visit), and was able to fix this for me. The clever engineers at his Museum had just completed building a fully operational flight simulator for a company that owns and flies two Spitfires, one of which is dual controlled. So, on a sunny afternoon I reported to an airfield called Goodwood, next the famous Racecourse, for briefings etc. I was kitted out with all the usual attachments such as helmet, radio mike and life jacket, which was straightforward for me after 30 years in the Fleet Air Arm. This was followed by briefings on aircraft specific emergency procedures. Then we walked out to get into the aircraft looking resplendent on the apron outside the hangar. My pilot for the day had been flying old warbirds for many years and, by coincidence, had a son in the Fleet

Air Arm who was just completing his training in the USA on the new F35 fighter. Unfortunately, just as we were manning up, a chap in a gyrocopter crashed on the airfield and was trapped in the wreckage, delaying us three hours. During this time I thought of all the young pilots in the Battle of Britain who spent hours waiting to be sent up against the German aircraft attacking England. Eventually the airfield was re-opened and we could Man Up. It was now early evening and conditions were

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perfect. We took off and, to my delight, Bill the pilot said, “You have control, where are you taking me?” So I flew down to Portsmouth Dockyard to see HMS Victory and ‘Big Lizzie’, the Navy’s affectionate title for HMS Queen Elizabeth, the latest aircraft carrier. From there we went over my old house and local pub (the Royal Oak at Langstone) and made our way over to Arundel Castle It was a beautiful evening without a cloud in the sky and no haze so you could see for miles.

I handed back control to Bill and we then carried out some aerobatics - Victory Rolls, Barrel Rolls and Loops. They were quite gentle and great fun. It was 30 or 40 years since I had last done some. Soon, sadly, it was time to go home as Goodwood is a private airfield and they were keeping it open specially for us. After landing I was given a Squadron Certificate which I shall treasure along with the memories of achieving a childhood dream. Jerry Granger-Holcombe, Kiama

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Kiama’s U/10s take out the Premiership

At the pointy end of the season for a number of sports, which unfortunately we can’t all cover here, we have decided to focus on Kiama Rugby’s victorious Under 10s, who have taken out the premiership against Campbelltown. Within the first two plays of the game, Kiama took a 7-nil lead thanks to an Asher Chapman try and conversion. With a try by Ashton Moran, followed by another try and conversion by Chapman, the team led 19-nil at half time. The start of the second half saw Moran make another try, converted by Chapman, to take the score to 26-0. Campbelltown then

rallied well and scored two tries within ten minutes to end the game at 26-10. Kiama U/10s were both Major and Minor Premiers, after losing just one game in the opening round of the season. It was the first of three Kiama teams to play on the day, the first time that Kiama has hosted the Illawarra District Rugby Union Junior Grand Finals. The U/12s were runnersup to their undefeated rivals Campbelltown, and the First 15 were Minor Premiers for the season after a close loss to UOW. Harvey Austin took out the Joint Sue Smith award for dedication to rugby thoughout his junior career.

The Bugle September 15 2018  

The Bugle was on hand when the Governor-General came to town this week, and this issue reports on his visit. We've also news of a big grant...

The Bugle September 15 2018  

The Bugle was on hand when the Governor-General came to town this week, and this issue reports on his visit. We've also news of a big grant...