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April 2016

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Issue # 24 •A community newspaper for Lambton & Nor th Lambton• FREE

Intersection gets attention Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike will be pleased to learn that the intersection of Howe and Morehead Streets will soon receive improvements designed to make it safer for all these modes of travel. Newcastle City Council is installing kerb extensions at the pedestrian crossing on Howe Street as well as a pedestrian refuge island in Morehead Street to assist people crossing these roads. This will shorten the distance that pedestrians are on the actual roadway. Extension of the kerb at the corner of Lambton Park will remove the dedicated left turn lane and provide only one southbound lane on Morehead Street for through and left-turning traffic. The traffic island in Morehead Street outside Lambton Park will be removed and the left turn from Morehead Street into Howe Street

The intersection of Morehead St with Howe St is well known to local residents and motorists for its regular motor vehicle accidents and pedestrian near misses. The federally funded Black Spot Programme improvements will be welcomed will be realigned to improve the format of the intersection and allow Stop signs and lines to be better positioned. These improvements aim to reduce cross traffic crashes and reduce the

distance for pedestrians crossing the roads. These works, estimated to cost $147,000, have been fully funded by the Federal Government’s Black Spot Programme.

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Local ANZAC Day services Lambton-New Lambton R.S.L sub Branch will host the following ANZAC Day services in and around Lambton and New Lambton on 25th April. 7:00-7:30am New Lambton Park Memorial Gates (between Wests carpark and Harker Oval) 7:45am Hot Breakfast served at Lambton Bowling Club (Cost $12) 9:00-9:30am Memorial Gates in Lambton Park on Morehead Street 9:40-9:55am Lambton Memorial Pool 10:00am March from Lambton Memorial Pool to Lambton Bowling Club 10:35-11:30am Main Service at Lambton Bowling Club Local schools including Lambton High, Lambton Public, New Lambton Public, New Lambton South Public, St John’s Catholic Primary, St Therese’ Catholic Primary, Hamilton Public, Carrington Public, St Phillip’s Christian College, and Waratah West Public will take part in the Main Service. All interested community members are invited to attend any of these services and events.

The Catafalque Party standing to attention during the Anzac memorial service held at Lambton Park in 2015

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“Lambton is a lucky locality” ALL COWBOYS & COWGIRLS! Friday 8th April • 6pm til Close

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Without overly sentimentalising the fact, let me count the ways that NCC looks after Lambton. The entire park and its ovals are mown each Thursday, there is litter pick-up on the weekends, the park is surrounded by paved bike-pedestrian paths, the flower beds are renewed each season, the stormwater drain is cleared every few months and the village footpath is recently renewed. A lucky locality. Jennifer St George, Howe Street Lambton



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Ker-rai sign unveiled

You may remember Keeley Smith (above) from last month’s edition. She set out to raise $2000 for Leukaemia research and support in the World’s Greatest Shave. Thanks to the generosity of family, friends and the Lambton community Keeley raised a total of more than $4380. Congratulations Keeley!

The Lambton community and a variety of stakeholders came together on 15th March to acknowledge and celebrate the improvements that have been made to the Ker-rai (creek) flowing through Lambton Park. Pictured above are representatives of some of these stakeholders including Hunter Water and Council who jointly unveiled a new interpretive sign near the footbridge across the Ker-rai










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Humour, humanity and history The next production in Newcastle Theatre Company’s 2016 Season is The One Day of the Year. Through Hughie, the son, we look back into early 1960’s Australia as a time of growing pains and rebellion; he represents the hope for the future and signals the impending changes that shaped post war Australian culture. When The One Day of the Year was first performed in 1961 it caused much controversy. The play was not the representation that the RSL or the older generation wanted to entertain. Today the play is a popular, historic piece that sensitively reflects on a culture and way of life that many will remember, the days when no one locked their back doors and neighbours were your best friends. The story is as much about family relationships and father/son conflict as it is about the range of attitudes over time to the great Australian icon - Anzac Day. There is much humor and humanity in the play and the stellar cast of Philip McGrath, Jan Hunt, David Yarrow, Jarrod Sansom and Elissa Shand bring this iconic piece to life as the actors portray the characters with humour, honesty and empathy. The local Australian Military Forces Re-enactment

Unit will be a significant part of the evening’s displays together with a photographic display, an iconic “Two-Up Game” and an exhibition of lamps created by Philip McGrath, displayed in the foyer. Don’t miss what promises to a truly Aussie evening at your local theatre, Newcastle Theatre Company at 88 De Vitre Street Lambton. The play opens Saturday 16th April and plays through to 30th April, there are also matinee performances at 2pm on Sunday 17th April and Saturday 23rd April, together will be a special performance at 8pm on Anzac Day. Bookings may be made online at newcastletheatrecompany. or by calling the box office on 4952 4958 weekdays from 3-6pm. Lambton Local has a two double passes to giveaway to the winners’ choice of performance. To enter text your name and preferred performance day/time to 0455 210 000 by no later than 10th April. Winners will be advised by phone and their names published next month. Winners of double passes for last month’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ were Venetia Seddon of Eleebana and Barry Allen of Lambton.

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Essential oils April workshops

Above: Local mum and wellness advocate, Caz Wiseman invites you to her April workshops at New Lambton Community Centre. For details see below or Caz’s website:

Local Wellness Advocate, Caz Wiseman, invites anyone with an interest in maintaining or improving their family’s physical and emotional health and well-being to join like-minded locals for the April instalments in her monthly essential oils workshops. “April’s free workshops, ‘Essential Oils, Immunity and You’ and ‘Essential Oils, Green Living Goddess’ will again be held at New Lambton Community Centre on Caz told Lambton Local. ‘Immunity and You’ on Sunday 10th April will educate and inform participants about harnessing the amazing properties of ten essential oils and blends, and how they can be used safely and effectively for a wide range of health remedies.” Caz said. ‘Essential Oils: The Green-living Goddess’, will be held on Saturday 30th April. In this workshop you will learn how essential oils can be used to effectively and inexpensively clean your home or workplace. Both workshops are free. There’s an optional $8 ‘make and take’ offer and a free gift for all new participants. For more information or to read about Caz’s journey and to reserve your spot at upcoming events go to http://mynaturoils. or search Newcastle Essential Oils events at

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In this free workshop we will talk about essential oils, Yes you can be a Green Living Goddess to learn natural health and how you can Nourish the Whole how essential oils can be used cheaply and You. We will work through a range of ten essential effectively to clean your home or workplace. oils and blends and their amazing properties, how to With a make and take on offer we provide simple use them effectively and safely for a wide selection product supplies and charge $8 to cover the of health remedies. A great starting event for any cost for each item you choose to make. (This is new comer wishing to learn how to use essential oils. optional to you otherwise the event itself is FREE) New members always welcome and you will receive Existing members bring your oils if you wish. New a free gift just for coming. Optional $8 make and members welcome. Bring a friend. New comers take your own rollerball remedy. will receive a free Lemon essential oil gift. Both these FREE events are at New Lambton Community Centre, Alma Rd New Lambton To reserve your seat go to or search Newcastle Essential Oils events at You’ll find out plenty more information about Caz Wiseman and her journey with Essential Oils and other upcoming workshops

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Lambton then, Lambton now Council mergers are nothing new With all the current talk of council mergers, it is worth remembering that Newcastle has been through it all before, back in 1938. Newcastle Borough Council was first created in 1859, but it only encompassed a tiny area east of Auckland St in the city. All the outlying townships such as Lambton remained under the care, or more often neglect, of the state parliament in Sydney. An editorial in the Newcastle Chronicle in 1871 expressed the frustration of locals: “They have learned by bitter experience that parliament, which should have handled the revenue of the colony for the general good, has, by its corruption, come to look upon a grant for this or that purpose as a special favour only to be conferred on special consideration…No matter how badly this road might want mending, that river require bridging, or the country, generally, require opening up, nothing was done.” This led to a concerted push by residents to have their townships incorporated as municipal councils with the power to levy rates, and thus look after their own

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interests. In 1871 councils were formed in Waratah, Wickham, Lambton and Hamilton. The 1871 editorial noted: “The immediate neighbourhood of Newcastle promises to become a series of close-fitting municipal blocks, like the pieces in a geographical puzzle.” This proved to be, as in the following years another seven councils were formed, finishing with New Lambton and Stockton in 1889. Interestingly the same editorial that enthused about the formation of councils also presaged their demise, noting the need for a “confederation” of councils, so as to achieve “greater general improvements, and less difficulties and quarrels between the neighbouring municipalities, than for each to remain, as now, an isolated self-seeking body.” This prediction also proved to be, when in March 1938, 11 local councils merged to form the City of Greater Newcastle, leaving behind various council chambers that were then used for community purposes. You can view these photos and more details at The Lambton Council Chambers on the corner of Morehead and Elder Streets became the Lambton Branch Library (below) in February 1950, and continues to be used for this purpose to this day. On opposite page Lambton’s elected councillors are seated outside the Council Chambers in 1895. Photograph by Ralph Snowball reprinted with permission of University of Newcastle Cultural Collections



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The Big


We had a winner of last month’s Big Quiz but they didn’t include their name and address in their email. Congratulations! Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher will be posted to you as soon as you respond to our email. Last month’s mystery photo (below) was the sign outside Newcastle Theatre Company’s former premises at 90 De Vitre St.

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This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find most of the answers within the pages of Lambton Local... Question 1 Which intersection will benefit from $147,000 of Federal government Black Spot funding to improve pedestrian and motorist safety? Question 2 What night can kids eat free at The Mark Hotel? Question 3 What amount did Keeley Smith reach with her Leukaemia Foundation fundraising? Question 4 Name the Newcastle Theatre Co. production that will run during April? Question 5 In what year did 11 local councils amalgamate to form the City of Greater Newcastle? Question 6 What brand of chocolate is on

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20 years business growth for local Vet

Dr Fiona Wallace began her first veterinary business almost 20 years ago now. Starting out as Fiona’s Vetmobile, the business quickly grew to become New Lambton Veterinary Clinic in Clarence Road New Lambton. In late 2015 Fiona and staff took the bold step of moving to their new ‘home’, a state of the art, purposefitted clinic on Lambton Road at Broadmeadow. Entry to the clinic is from Perth Road Broadmeadow, turn at the McDonalds/Rovert Lighting intersection. “Our goal is to become Newcastle’s premier stressfree veterinary clinic,” Dr Wallace told Lambton Local. “For today’s kids a dentist visit is far more pleasurable than in the past. That’s due to new technologies and sensibilities around patient care. My staff and I want to be a part of that same shift in veterinary care. We know that better patient outcomes are possible when pets are relaxed and comfortable with their surroundings before, during and after treatment.” “Pet owners are less apprehensive too when they know their furry friends are relaxed. “We have treats at hand throughout the clinic which helps to settle animals”. “In addition, we use pheromone diffusers throughout the clinic which release chemical compounds identical to those which dogs and cats release in nature to calm each other. “Psycho-acoustically tested music called Through A Dog’s Ear is piped through the clinic. This has been proven to be effective in reducing anxiety in both cats and dogs”.


New Lambton Vet Clinic is a full service practice offering consultations, surgery, pathology, radiology and ultrasound all from the one premises. Dr Wallace and staff look forward to seeing new and existing clients at New Lambton Vet Clinic’s Open Day on Saturday 16th April. Tours of the new clinic, trade displays, petcare advice and plenty of fun for the kids will be on offer. For more details see following pages.

Dr Fiona Wallace welcomes a new patient to the NEW New Lambton Veterinary Clinic



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Meet the team at New Lambton Veterinary Clinic

Dr Fiona Wallace Veterinarian BVSc, PhD

Dr Sue Charman Veterinarian BVSc

Dr Carolyn Moss Veterinarian BVSc

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Saturday 16th is Open Day at all new Vet Clinic New Lambton Vet Clinic will hold an Open Day from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 16th April. New clients and old are invited along to take a tour of the all new, full service, state of the art veterinary practice just off Lambton Rd Broadmeadow. “We’ll have a jumping castle, face-painting, pony rides and Ruby the Clown for the kids.” owner of the clinic, Dr Fiona Wallace said. “There’ll be displays from many of the petcare suppliers, offering product giveaways and promotions. Dog obedience demonstrations will also take place with the help of Merry Mutts.” Dr Wallace added. “Much of the credit for our new premises is due to Dr Sue Charman and husband Damien who have shared equally with the fit out of the new clinic. I also want to thank my staff and of course all our lovely clients who’ve supported the clinic for so long. I invite everyone in the community to come along and celebrate with us at our Open Day.” she concluded.

Dr Fiona Wallace and Olivia Standen care for a patient at the all new New Lambton Vet Clinic off Lambton Rd Broadmeadow (next door to Rovert Lighting)

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Julie Tolliday from Barkers in Balance is pleased to provide Puppy School for New Lambton Vet Clinic. According to Julie it’s the period 8 to 18 weeks of age that are most critical period for learning in puppies. “The course we offer is far more than “Sit”, “Down” and watching puppies play. We work on eliminating unwanted behaviours such as biting and jumping through positive behavioural methods. We teach how to deal with fearfulness using positive desensitisation methods. We facilitate social exposure to other puppies and humans. We like to set up situations in which the puppies are handled in a number of ways, by a variety of people. At the end of the course our aim is to have helped create emotionally and socially responsive and robust puppies.” Julie said. If you would like to know more about puppy training through New Lambton Vet Clinic contact them at the new location off Lambton Rd Broadmeadow on 4952 8809 or go to or contact Barkers in Balance on 0459 574 428 or go to

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Garden bee at park ahead of ANZAC Day

Lambton Residents Group is holding a community working bee at the garden beds adjacent to the War Memorial gates in Lambton Park from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday 17th April. The timing of the working bee, one week ahead of ANZAC Day, will ensure that the gardens are tidy for the memorial service that Lambton-New Lambton RSL sub-Branch holds at the gates on ANZAC Day morning. Interested community members are invited to come along and contribute to the working bee. It will generally be light weeding and garden tidying (the heavy work was done in 2015). For further information email Lambton Residents Group at or phone Nicola Hirschhorn on 0402 949 854.


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With the winter sport season approaching, and training starting for some, it comes time to refresh ourselves on the best treatments for those pesky sports injuries of strains and sprains. A strain is an injury to a muscle

or tendon, such as the calf or hamstring, whereas a sprain is a tear in the ligament or damage to the joint capsule itself e.g.: ankles and wrists. Symptoms of sprains and strains include pain, swelling, stiffness, restricted mobility and loss of power in the affected area. These kind of injuries can take anywhere between 2 and 12 weeks to heal, depending on where is injured, the age of the patient, their general health and of course the treatment the injury receives, which is why we want to get it right! First aid for strains follows the RICER protocol: REST the affected area ICE the area for 15 minutes every two hours for the first day after injury, then for 15 minutes every four hours the day after. COMPRESS or bandage the affected area firmly, extending the

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Australian incomes underinsured Life stage – Early career

by Gary Croese B.Bus (Acc.), CPA, FPS. Principal of GC Accountants

Insurance Priorities for all ages Research indicates that the majority of Australians are under-insured. Rice Warner’s recent report, for instance, said the median level of life insurance for working-age Australians covered only 42% of the financial needs (to maintain their standard of living) of remaining family members.

This is a wonderfully busy and social period, but if you’re unable to work for two or three months, perhaps due to an injury on or an illness, how will you pay the rent or save for that house deposit? Income protection is essential, plus a choice of TPD or Trauma insurance is also recommended. A financial adviser can help figure out exact levels of cover required. Income protection – covers up to 75% of current income. Total & permanent disability (TPD) – if you are permanently disabled and cannot work again the insurer pays a pre-agreed lump sum. Trauma insurance – if you are diagnosed with a particular life threatening illness covered by the policy, the insurer pays a lump sum.

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You likely have a sense of financial comfort. You’re feeling healthy but are aware that you’re entering an age bracket in which heart attacks, strokes and other serious illnesses can strike. This is arguably the most important stage for personal insurance, whilst building a retirement fund, paying down a mortgage and supporting children. Life insurance should be the priority. GC Accountants Pty Ltd ABN 46108440768 are authorised representatives of Count Financial Limited ABN 19 001 974 625, AFSL 227232. Lending services are authorised by Finconnect (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australian Credit Licence No. 385888.

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Burn that bunny off by Anne-Marie Adams, owner/ personal trainer at Inspirational Group & Fitness Training Easter is done and dusted for another year. You ate the chocolate didn’t you? Come on, tell me the truth You know how I know? I’ll tell you a secret… did I. Now I know that sounds weird coming from a personal trainer but I won’t lie to you. Do I feel bad about it? Short answer….No. I only have Easter eggs at Easter (so none before Easter like the shops tempt you to do) and I watch how many I eat. The reason why….I know how long it takes to work these little treats off and I find if you do not eat it all the time you enjoy it that much more. This is why I can indulge a little without feeling guilty. You only live once and special occasions like this need to be enjoyed. And the good news is there is some great health benefits associated with eating chocolate. Eating the 70% cocoa dark chocolate will up your antioxidants. Another bit of good news is according to Leeds University chocolate is high in polyphenols which can prevent heart disease and help you live longer. The key to incorporating chocolate into a healthy lifestyle as with everything is moderation. So whether you indulged a little or a lot over Easter below are some great ways to start burning off those calories that are hidden in all that Easter goodness. If you indulged in a Lindt 50g bunny, you would have consumed around 272 calories. Here are six ways to burn off these off* ... (note I said 50g not the 1kg version, you will have work a bit harder to burn that off!) You could spend 71 minutes cleaning the house OR work on the cross trainer at a moderate pace for 32 minutes OR dance around your living room for 56 minutes OR spend 63 minutes in the garden OR swim for 36 minutes OR walk the dog for 89 minutes *Calculations are based on an 80kg woman No matter how much chocolate you ate over Easter I hope you had a good one and for anyone heading off on holidays I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip. So until next time…..Love life, dream big and become the inspiration Anne-Marie

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by Mr Martin Rosser At Lambton High School, our school vision is to produce students who are independent thinkers, innovative risk takers, creative, resilient, empathetic, problem solvers and life-long learners: where the educational experience is holistic, real world, diverse and relevant to the 21st century. Consequently, we have introduced school-based Innovation Projects to provide teachers with the opportunity to design creative, unique and collaborative projects that add further depth and quality to the education offered to students. 1. Flipped Classroom - this is a pedagogical model in which the typical lesson and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while class time is devoted to applying knowledge. 2. Creating the Perfect Feedback Loop - the project seeks to measure and maximise the effectiveness of written feedback on summative tasks. When tasks are returned to students often they see their mark and do not engage with the written feedback. This project is intended to measure the effectiveness of providing feedback with which the students have actively engaged and improve the nature of feedback that teachers are providing to individual students by implementing a pilot project. 3. Growth Mindset - research has shown that the mindsets that students hold about their intellectual ability can have a significant impact on their motivation and success in school. When students have a growth mindset, in which they believe that intelligence can be developed they seek more learning goals and challenges, see effort as a positive behaviour, are more resilient in the face of failure, and achieve higher academic outcomes. A number of studies have demonstrated that interventions can influence a student’s mindset and enhance academic outcomes. Martin Rosser - Principal

Can I make a will after I lose capacity? by

Chris Hill-Smith of Appleton Law, Lambton

A person must have testamentary capacity to be able to make a valid will. Making a will is not something which can be delegated to another person through for example the use of a power of attorney or enduring guardianship. The reasons why a person may not have the testamentary capacity to make a will include that they may be a child or because they are suffering from a condition which impacts on their ability to exercise a sound mind. Such a condition may be because of a mental health condition or illness, a physical illness, advanced age or because of the effects or influence of medication, alcohol or drugs. In the case of a child if the incapacity is only because of their age, when they reach adulthood they can make a valid will. If the incapacity is caused by an inability to exercise a sound mind, the condition may be permanent or it may be transient or, though the condition is ongoing the person may have lucid moments at which times they may recover capacity. Once the condition that causes the incapacity passes or during a period of lucidity, the person can of course make a valid will. Under succession legislation a court may authorise a will to be made, revoked or altered on behalf of a person, including a child who lacks testamentary capacity. In a case heard by the NSW Supreme Court under the new legislation the judge described three general types of incapacity which can arise in these types of matters. Firstly, “lost capacity” cases, where for example a person loses capacity through accident or illness and therefore cannot make a will. Secondly, “nil capacity” cases where the person has never had capacity. The third category were called “pre-empted capacity” matters where for example a child suffers

a serious injury and receives a large damages award. If an application is made to the court to authorise a will for a person falling within the above general categories or for a person who lacks testamentary capacity, the court will make, alter or revoke a will for the person on the terms that a will would be likely to have been made by the person if he or she had testamentary capacity. If the person through whatever reason does not have a valid will their estate will be administered under the intestacy rules and the results of that are often not what the person would have wished if they had decided. That is why it is important to have a will prepared so that you can be comfortable that your assets will be given to those who you wish to inherit. Disclaimer: the content of this article is provided for information purposes only. The contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. Formal legal advice should be sought in particular matters.

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with Dr Lauren Alexander Greencross Vets, Lambton

Your pet is what your pet eats


Please note the following deadlines will apply to the May 2016 edition of Lambton Local > Advertising bookings close Thu 14 April > Advertising copy & layout must be finalised by Fri 15 April

> Classifieds bookings close Fri 15 April

> Contributions of news and community group information must be received by Fri 15 April

The April edition will be distributed to letterboxes between 29 April and 1 May Current and past editions of Lambton Local are available to read online anytime at

Email: with any enquiries or phone 0455 210 000.

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Do you know that old saying “You are what you eat�? The same is true for our much-loved pets. What goes into their bodies from the time they are puppies through to old age sets the foundations for their health and longevity. We are all healthier when we eat a balanced diet and the same is true for our furry family members. Many of the pet foods currently available are unfortunately of poor quality. Most are loaded with fatty fillers and can be comprised of high levels of rice. These can lead to weight gain, poor muscle quality and high levels of fat inside the body. So how can we choose the best food for our pets? Like with most things in life, we get what we pay for. Although the premium food may seem expensive, we are paying for high quality and the research behind it. The premium foods are made from good quality ingredients, are a complete balanced diet and promote wellbeing. By feeding a premium diet you will notice increased muscle mass, a softer, shinier coat and improved weight management. You will also actually feed less as the food is more digestible and will therefore produce smaller, well-formed faeces. Sadly, veterinarians see many diseases and issues that can be prevented with proper nutrition. Some of these issues include: growth/bone deformities in puppies, poor coat health and skin issues, obesity, bladder stones, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, kidney disease and much more. Visit Greencross Vets Lambton or your local Petbarn store and have a chat about nutrition today. We want to help you choose the right food for your best friend!

Mind matters by Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS. MCCOUNP. MASCH. Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

Coping with a cancer diagnosis

Receiving those dreaded words from your doctor, “it’s cancer”, can be one of the scariest experiences we can have. Just the words send chills down our spine. But these days, if the doctors can identify cancer early enough, there is very often much that they can do with the hope of getting you through it. But how do we fare psychologically? It is not uncommon after first receiving a cancer diagnosis for an individual to fall into a bit of a heap for a few weeks. They can shut down, isolate themselves, feel numb and overwhelmed. They don’t know what to do or what to think. But after a time, not uncommonly, they will pick themselves up and begin to just unconsciously fall back into the coping style that they usually use when facing stressful situations. A person’s coping style will often determine how the individual will deal with their cancer, their doctor, their treatment, their mental health and their relationships. In other words, cancer coping style is a big deal. There are five coping styles typically that people fall into: helpless/hopeless, anxious preoccupation, stoic soldiering on, denial, and fighting spirit. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages for both the individual involved and the clinicians working with them. Psychologists working in this area generally try to help cancer patients reduce anxiety and depression, clarify their personal autonomy in dealing with the diagnosis their own way, help to open up communication channels between the individual and families and friends, and teach deep relaxation, meditation and self-hypnosis skills. When successful psychological treatment occurs alongside what the doctors are doing, it can often help to smooth the way a little on what can be a bumpy and scary ride and in some cases even help with the healing process. - Stuart Edser

announcing our new

Psycho-Oncology Service

“Cancer is never easy, but effective psychological support makes a big difference” We will help you: • Cope with your initial diagnosis • Clarify your coping style • Maintain your personal autonomy • Communicate with your doctor • Deal with treatment regimes • Improve your relationships • Express emotion healthily • Reduce anxiety and depression • Learn relaxation, meditation and self-hypnosis techniques • Make goals for the future • Discuss what it all means Clients can access a Medicare Rebate by obtaining a Mental Health Plan from their GP. Referrals should be made to: Helen Kelson NPH Psycho-Oncology Service

PHONE FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 4952 9777 W: A: 20 Kendall Street Lambton

YOUR VISION OUR FOCUS Eyecare Plus New Lambton specialise in comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care for the whole family.

Our focus is to provide the very best in personalised professional eye care to you in a friendly helpful environment. Combnined with the latest technology, quality frames and latest lens and contact lens designs. OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

2 Cromwell St, New Lambton PHONE: 4952 3341 All major health funds Lambton Local > April 2016 > Page 27

Local & Live entertainment this month Bar 121

Fri 1

Dave Carter

Sat 2


Sat 16

The Jungle Kings

Fri 22

Loonatic Fringe


Sat 9

Tommy Gun

Thu 14 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 15

Dave Owen

Sat 16


Sat 23

Jason Bone

Fri 29 The Sue & Mikey Show Sat 30

Bobby C

Hotel Jesmond

Thu 21 Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Fri 1

Daley Holiday

Fri 22

Matt Semmens

Sun 3

Zane Penn

Sat 23


Fri 8

Phonic Duo

Sat 9

Kim & Mik

Thu 28 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 29

Bonny Wythes

Sat 30


Duke of Wellington Hotel Sat 2


Fri 8

TK (a.k.a. Troy Kemp)

Sat 9

The Big Bang

Fri 15

Mark Wells

Fri 8

Jim Overend


Thu 7 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 8

Lambton Bowling Club

Sun 10 Michael Mills Fri 15

Bubble & Squeak

Sat 16

The Remedy

Fri 1

Big Daddy Wilson

Sat 2

The Beatnix

Wed 6

Gordie Tentrees

Thu 7

Robyn Schall - New York Comedy Gala

Fri 8

The Pigs

Sat 9

First Ladies of Soul

Sun 10 Lazy Sunday Lunch with The Rehab Brass Band Wed 13 Live N Local Fri 15

Alex Bowen

Sat 16

Bowie Unzipped

Sun 17 Magical Lunch with Jay Scott Berry Sun 20 Bobby Alu and the Palm Royal Wed 20 Live N Local Thu 21 The Black Sorrows

Sun 17 Matt McLaren Fri 22

Chad Shuttleworth Duo

Sat 23


Sun 24 Mick Jones Fri 29

The Steves

Sat 30

The Levymen

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Page 28 > Lambton Local > April 2016

Local & Live entertainment this month Fri 22

Please Kill Me... the story of CBGBs

Sat 23 Tex Perkins & Murray Paterson Sun 24 The Bushwackers & Fred Smith - lunch

Mon 25 Loko Sat 30

Thu 28 Alison Forbes Fri 29

Adam Harvey

Sat 30

Brian’s Famous Jazz and Chilli Crab Night Featuring Andy Firths Nova Swing Jazz Band

Love That Hat

Phase III

Newcastle Theatre Co.

The One Day of the Year

Sun 24 Ryan Bingham Wed 27 Live N Local

Fri 8

A play by Alan Seymour Director Cheryl Sovechles Sat 16


Sat 9

Snape Trilogy

Sun 17


Fri 15

Tre Soul Trio

Wed 20


Sat 16

Cover 2 Cover

Fri 22

8pm 2pm & 8pm

Fri 22

Greg Bryce & The Bad Bad Things

Sat 23

The Mark Hotel

Mon 25


Sat 23

Mark Wells Duo

Fri 29


Fri 29

Rubber Bullet

Sat 2

Mark Wells Trio

Sat 30


Sat 30


Sun 3


Sat 9

The Gaudrys

Northumberland Hotel

Piano Lounge Tue 5


Thu 7


Sun 10 The Jungle Kings

Fri 1

Nano M

Sat 16

Fri 8

Jim Overend

Fri 15

Renee & Aaron

Tue 19 Angamus

Fri 22

The Harbourmaster

Thu 21 Angamus

Fri 29

Dean Kyrwood

Tue 26 Angamus

Rubber Bullet

Sun 17 Jimmy Craz Band Sat 23

The Levymen

Tue 12 Angamus Thu 14 Angamus

Thu 28 Angamus

Wests New Lambton Marble Bar Sun 24 Love That Hat

Fri 1


Sat 2

Phonic Trio

The Starlight Room

Thu 10 The Fabulous 60’s and 70’s Show Note that some local live entertainment venues were unable to provide their line-up before Lambton Local went to print this month. Please check what’s coming up directly with those venues.

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Lambton Local > April 2016 > Page 29

Local Community Group Notices THE LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF NEW LAMBTON Our Probus Motto is “Friendship and fellowship”. Activities, which are voluntary and at participant’s own cost, include: Monthly meetings, birthday luncheons, day trips, theatre, walking, craft, “monthly book club” and canasta groups. Phone Pat 4957 6629 or Laelia 4951 2939 for further details. NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. SANDGATE CEMETERY TOUR - 1 MAY 2016 The Society will celebrate Heritage Month with a walking tour (approx 1 hour duration) in the oldest section of Sandgate Cemetery on Sunday 1st May 2016, between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm, departing from the reception desk at the front gate of the cemetery at half hourly intervals. Guides will lead inspection of the graves of several former, distinguished Newcastle residents. The public is invited to attend however numbers are limited. All participants MUST register their booking by phoning 49489113. LAMBTON-WARATAH SCOUT GROUP If you know a boy or girl who likes camping, canoeing, hiking, science, sports, cooking, singing, music, exploring, or any of dozens of worthwhile activities maybe they should give Scouting a go. Meeting nights are: Joeys 6-7 year olds Mondays 6.15-7.30pm, Cubs 8-10 yo Mondays 6.15 - 7.45pm, Scouts 11-15 yo Thursdays 6.308.30pm. Our hall is located at 8 Elder St, Lambton. For more info contact Glenn MacFadyen (Skip) on 0417 421 174 Page 30 > Lambton Local > April 2016

LAMBTON RESIDENTS GROUP All residents of Lambton area are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting. You too can be a part of some exciting and worthwhile initiatives and projects for our local area. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 5.30pm at Lambton Bowling Club, Karoola Rd. No RSVP needed. If you would like more information you can email: or call Nicola on 0402 949 854.

ROTARY CLUB OF ADAMSTOWN-NEW LAMBTON INC. Our Rotary Club is always looking for new members with fresh new ideas for supporting the local community. We love to get involved in local community projects so contact us anytime if you have an interest in becoming involved or just wish to join us for a meeting or two. Contact us by searching Rotary Club of Adamstown New Lambton on Facebook or ring or message Sue on 0418 689 815 anytime.

LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering, friendship and support for over 55’s. We meet at the Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St, Lambton every Thursday 9am for canasta or other card and board games, carpet bowls from 12.30pm. Monthly coach trip 15.4.16 Tea Gardens. Special occasion luncheons. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details.

GUYS AND DOLLS PLAYGROUP We meet every Monday of school terms, from 9.30am to 11.30 am, at the Uniting Church, cnr Portland Place and Regent Street, New Lambton. Children from 0-5 years accompanied by a parent, carer or grandparent are welcome to join us for play activities, music, stories and games. We are affiliated with the NSW Playgroup Association. For more details phone Ros on 49521292.

MARCH STREET COMMUNITY GARDENS GROUP Interested in community gardening? March Street Community Gardens Group at 16 March Street Kotara welcomes new members. Experienced gardeners or beginners welcome. See our website or contact Gwen Ph 49529655 or Diane Ph 49572843

LOLLYPOP’S PLAYGROUP Every Wednesday of school term from 10am-12pm. Come and join our friendly, welcoming group for toys, games, stories and play. 0-5 year olds, parents, grandparents and carers welcome. Anglican Church Hall, 18 Morehead St, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073 for more details.

Local Community Noticeboard

All groups and organisations are welcome to submit notices for publication. Include general information about your group as well and details of upcoming events. Email your notice to or post it to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Every effort is made to include all notices as submitted. Some notices may be edited or omitted.

Local Community Classifieds...

Placing your Local Community Classified is easy! Email: or post the details to PO 130 Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Be sure to include your name and contact details for clarification and/or verification.


ART DECO FURNITURE Excellent condition. Sideboard & solid timber table plus 6 chairs. $800 o.n.o.Ph 0407 576 081 CHINA CABINET Lovely 100 year old oval-shaped China cabinet with 2 glass shelves. Perfect condition. $450. Ph 4952 6909 DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS 1/2 sleeve handmade French lace borders. Size 20. $2000 o.n.o. Ph 0249 528 888 GOLF BAG LARGE New graphite shaft clubs. Cost $1,000 new, will sell for $500 o.n.o. Ph 4957 2813 GUINEA PIGS 4 males, 1 female. Ages range from 1 to 8 months old. All wormed, $20 ea or 2 for $30. Call Lorna 0400 312 164 KING SINGLE BED Sealy Posturepedic Enterpirse ensemble. Spare bed, rarely used. $250.00 o.n.o. Ph 4956 4052 MODERN HOME DECOR Quality Canvas Wall Designs to suit any room. Details contact Lyn Ph 0418 486 596 MOTORBIKES 2x CBX 650cc Hondas ‘83 models, top condition, both unregistered. $3,500 for both. Ph 0447 593 008 MOVING? Boxes + butcher’s paper. 1x wardrobe, 6 x book cartons, 36 x tea chest cartons. $50 pick up only. (SORRY I’M SOLD) WESTS NETBALL UNIFORM Size 10-12 girls. Selling for $35 Phone 0439 888 359


SPINY LEAF INSECTS Eggs, nymphs and adults. Interesting and easy pets for schools and families. $4 each, 50c per egg. Please email spinyleafinsectsnewcastle@


KNITTING AND CROCHET CLASSES Special handmade leather craft and personalised orders. Phone 4929 7255 or 49575501 after 4pm LADIES WALKING GROUP Lambton Park, Tuesday and Thursday 7am Ph Debbie 0438 800 007 or Helen 0412 509 248 PET PORTRAITS BY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST Have your pet immortalised or give as a memorable gift. From $100 for A4. Phone Michelle 4956 4016 QUALIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST Local, inhouse or outcalls. $70 for one hour’s relaxation. Please call Mark on 0408 409133 to arrange a suitable time.



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Specialising in the care & management of your lawn & garden Lawn Mowing Garden cleanup & presentation Regular maintenance hedging, pruning, trimming, weeding, mulching & more Garden design & creation food, ornamental & native gardens.

Phone or SMS us now for a free quote on 0410 566 104

TAI CHI FRIDAY 10.30am All Saints Parish Hall New Lambton

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH Call Amanda: 0410 181498

FREE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS (Private party only) Name ________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________ Phone _________________Email _________________________ Write the wording of your advertisement below. Max. 25 words Ad Text: _______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Classification: _____________________________ Complete this form and post to: PO Box 130, Lambton 2299. We reserve the right to not publish advertising considered inappropriate or not in the spirit of the free classifieds offer. Private party ads only. For business advertising please email: Lambton Local > April 2016 > Page 31

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