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June 2016

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Issue # 26 •A community newspaper for Lambton & Nor th Lambton• FREE

Feedback invited on Jesmond to Rankin Park ‘missing’ link The refined strategic design of the fifth and final stage of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, joining Rankin Park and John Hunter Hospital with Jesmond, has been released by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). The Newcastle Inner City Bypass has been developed in stages over 30 plus years. The first stage, Rankin Park to Kotara, was opened back in 1983. The most recent addition, the fourth stage, was the Shortland to Sandgate stretch which opened to traffic in 2014. As it stands the 3.4 km four lane stretch from Rankin Park to Jesmond will skirt the western side of the hospital then head north through bushland to come out at the junction of Newcastle Road and the Jesmond to Shortland section of the Bypass. The new roadway will allow motorists to avoid 11 sets of traffic lights along the existing route and reduce congestion on the surrounding network of roads including Croudace Street, (continued page 2)

Many local residents received this 8-page publication detailing the current strategic design for the Rankin Park to Jesmond link of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass. RMS welcomes feedback until 9th June.

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(from page 1) Lookout Road and Newcastle Road. RMS figures indicate that between 40,000 and 60,000 vehicles use the existing route every day. The design as it stands is not without its critics. Entry and exist ramps from McCaffrey Drive to the bypass are not currently being considered despite calls from residents for them to be included. RMS figures suggest that fewer than 100 vehicles per day would use these ramps. Drivers on McCaffrey Drive wanting to access the bypass for a north or southbound journey will need to negotiate narrow neighbourhood streets to gain access. In addition to this a ‘half’ interchange proposed for the western side of John Hunter Hospital will allow access to the hospital from the north and to the north only. Vehicles accessing the hospital from the south or leaving the hospital to head south will continue to use the Lookout Rd intersection. For more information about the Refined strategic design for the bypass visit the project webpage at: rms.nsw.gov.au/rp2j Residents are invited to give feedback to the refined strategic design by phoning 1800 818 433 (business hours), email: rp2j. community@aurecongroup.com or mail Matthew Mate Project Development Manager, RMS, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle 230 by 9th June 2016.

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Free local bike discovery rides Bicycle NSW will hold free Newcastle Local Discovery Rides on Sunday 5th June. Experienced riders from the Newcastle Cycleways Movement will lead riders through some great unknown tracks and back streets. All rides will commence at the southern carpark of Hunter Stadium, Turton Road New Lambton. You might discover a new safer route to the University and see a showcase of recent Council works. All rides will last approximately one hour and are perfectly suited to those looking to improve their confidence on the bike or maybe even just wanting to learn more of the wonderful cycling routes throughout the Newcastle area. Three start times are available to choose from 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00 noon. Numbers are limited so book your spot now at eventbrite.com.au, search: Newcastle Discovery Rides. During June Newcastle City Council will host a series of free cycle skills and bike maintenance workshops to improve cycling skills and confidence while riding. For further information go to: http://www.newcastle. nsw.gov.au/Explore/Things-to-do/Walking-cycling

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Nick steps up to dance for cancer Lambton’s own Nick Kaiser is helping to raise money for the Cancer Council by competing in the ‘Stars of Newcastle’, a Dancing with the Stars style fundraiser pairing local ‘celebs’ with local dancers at Wests New Lambton on Saturday 25 June. Competing against 10 local identities including former Newcastle Knight Marc Glanville and country music star Catherine Britt, Nick was a late call up to the dance-off when his boss, the CEO of Hunter Water, broke his leg. When he’s not ‘cutting a rug’ on the dance floor Nick is media manager for Hunter Water. “Each ‘Star’ has a theme and mine is musical theatre, which will really put me to the test,” Nick told Lambton Local. “I’m dancing to a track from ‘Hairspray’, the musical where John Travolta is in drag for the whole show. “It’s going to be daunting dancing in front of a big crowd at Wests, but it’s all for a good cause and some dance lessons never hurt a bloke.” You can get behind Nick and the Cancer Council by donating to his fundraising tally at www.everydayhero. com.au/event/starsofnewcastle2016. All proceeds go to the Cancer Council. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

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ANZAC thanks from RSL

The President of the Lambton-New Lambton Subbranch of the RSL publicly acknowledges with appreciation and gratitude the contributions of all members involved in the organisation of the Subbranch’s Anzac Day commemorations, all those who participated directly in the services and the Board and Staff of the Lambton Bowls, Sports and Recreation Club. On behalf of all members of the Sub-branch a public acknowledgement of appreciation also to those members of the public in attendance by which it was demonstrated that the Spirit of Anzac remains recognised and lives on. Ray Warry - President Lambton-New Lambton RSL Sub-branch







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World premiere of ‘Good Murder’ at Newcastle Theatre Company’s 2016 Season continues in June with a stage adaptation of the Australian crime novel, Good Murder by Robert Gott. William Power is in trouble. His theatre company’s tour of North Queensland is not going well and now he’s been accused of murder. Naturally he must do what any man with his talent would do. Use his powers of acting to clear his name. The play is set in 1942, in the middle of World War II. Rationing is in full swing and the bombing of Darwin has made for a nervous populace. William and his rag-tag acting troupe, The Power Players, have been tasked with keeping up the wartime spirits of the people of Maryborough. Naturally they have chosen to put on Shakespeare’s bloodiest play: Titus Andronicus. But before the play can open, Polly Drummond is murdered - and Will is the prime suspect. Amy Hill directs a cast of eleven playing over twenty roles between them. Luke Power (playing Will Power), Maddie Lardner, Jake Gillies, Rosemary Dartnell, Alistair Anderberg, Noel Grivas, Gabrielle

Newland, Amanda Woolford, Sarah Gordon, Nicholas Watson and Drew Pittman take on the parts of the Power Players and the citizens of Maryborough. Robert Gott is a leading Australian crime writer. William Power, his ‘dickhead detective’ is a masterful comic creation who has featured in three of Gott’s novels. His works have been nominated several Ned Kelly awards for Australian crime writing. This adaptation of the novel for the stage by local writer Stewart McGowan is a world premiere. A fan of Australian crime writing, McGowan chose the novel because of its Australianness – its broad sense of humour, laconic characters and ridiculous situations. He has worked closely with the Robert Gott, Scribe publishing and members of Newcastle Theatre Company over the last two years to have it ready for the stage. The season runs from 4th to 18th June at NTC’s theatre in De Vitre Street, Lambton. For bookings phone 4952 4958 or book online at newcastletheatrecompany.com.au.

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Above: William Power (played by Luke Power) discusses the quality of the soup with Harry Witherburn (Drew Pittman) in ‘Good Murder’. Lambton Local has double passes to give away to two lucky readers. Simply text ‘Good Murder’, your name and preferred performance day/time to 0455 210 000 by 2nd June be in the running. Winners will be advised by phone and their names published next month.

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Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner, Andrew Tickle of North Lambton. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery object (below) was the cubbyhouse in the childrens’ playground at Lambton Park.

This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find the answers within the pages of Lambton Local... Question 1 What age was Thomas Croudace when he was sent to Australia to manage a new coal mining operation at Lambton? Question 2 In what street do the winners of last month’s lucky letterbox live in? Question 3 What’s the name of the charity that local man Nick Kaiser is supporting by participating in the ‘Stars of Newcastle’ promotion? Question 4 The last stage of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass will join Rankin Park with what other suburb? Question 5 What laundry liquid is on special at Lambton Grocer this month?

Question 7 What is the name of the production which premieres at Newcastle Theatre Company on 4th June? Question 8 The photograph below is of which building in Lambton?

Send your answers in an email to lambtonlocal@gmail.com with ‘Big Quiz’ in the subject line or post them to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by 13th June for your chance to win the $40 Lambton Grocer voucher.

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Local essential oil workshops Wellness Advocate, Caz Wiseman, invites anyone with an interest in maintaining or improving their family’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing to join like-minded locals for the June and July instalments in her monthly essential oils workshops at New Lambton Community Centre. ‘‘Essential Oils, Power Brains 4 Adults and Kids” is one of my favourite workshops. Kids and their happy, healthy development is a topic very close to my heart. In this hands on workshop I’ll introduce you to an amazing range of pure therapeutic essential oils that can change yours and your child’s life. My passion is empowering mums and dads to know they have a choice with their health care. Choosing natural options safely and wisely is now foremost in about 60% of people seeking a safe alternative.” Caz told Lambton Local. I’ll also explain my own amazing experience with my son, Kynon around focus and attention at school.” Caz added. For the July event Caz will revisit the popular “Essential Oils, Thrive & Eat Plant” with a focus on winter recipes. For more information or to read about Caz’s journey

Caz Wiseman of New Lambton Heights with her son Kynon. Caz invites locals to join her for her popular series of essential oils workshops type http://mynaturoils.earths-gift.com/ into your browser. To reserve your free seat at upcoming events go to www.eventbrite.com.au and search for ‘Newcastle Essential Oils’ events.

Essential Oils, Power Brains 4 Adults & Kids Sunday 5th June 2.45pm - 5.00pm at New Lambton Community Centre, Alma Rd New Lambton We will focus on Essential oils that are used to elevate mood, restore Cellular health, and increase brain function in a healthy way - for both adults and children. Learn how to focus, clear the mind and support your kids with something that is great for them too. This workshop will introduce you to a range of essential oil options that will literally change your life and understanding of how amazing they really are. My goal is to empower you to have a choice with your natural holistic health care. Imagine being able to calm your

anxiety, relieve stress, ease a headache or that foggy head feeling all without harmful synthetic drugs. Or what if I could show you how to apply oils safely for your children’s needs. Come along and enjoy the aromas, educational handouts and we will have a n optional $10 ‘make and take’ on offer with which you can create a blend of your own. Also, don’t miss our July workshop ‘Essential Oils, Thrive & Eat Plant’ on Sunday 3rd July, a hands on cooking event where we’ll cover winter immunity boosting.

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Lambton then, Lambton now Thomas Croudace 15th June 2016 marks 110 years since the death of the man justly known as the father of Lambton. Thomas Croudace was born in 1838 into a coal mining family in Chincliffe in the county of Durham, England. At the age of just 23 he was sent to Australia to be the manager of a new coal mine of the Scottish Australian Mining Company. To this colliery Croudace gave the name “Lambton”, in honour of John George Lambton the Earl of Durham, who had personal and business connections with the Croudace family back in England. The “Lambton” name went on to be used by several collieries, townships, and suburbs. Croudace’s skill as a mining manager was unparalleled, guiding the Lambton colliery with commercial success over 44 years. He introduced innovative mining technologies, and was committed to keeping a close rein on the costs of production, often with a very hands-on approach. In 1867 when miners accidentally dropped a bucket down a shaft they were digging, it was reported …“Notwithstanding that there was some twelve feet of water in the shaft, Mr. Croudace coolly descended, and by letting himself down (through the water) to the bottom, he succeeded in recovering the bucket. This act is regarded here as a very daring one.” Croudace’s commitment to the local community was also unstinting. He served many years as an alderman on both Lambton and New Lambton councils (sometimes on both at the same time!) and was elected as Mayor

by Lachlan Wetherall

Thomas Croudace is rightly known as the father of Lambton. Photograph from the collection of the late Albert Bates. on numerous occasions. He was a generous man, both personally to those in need, and in his capacity as mine manager gifting land and resources to the community for churches, parks, and other public benefits. Croudace retired from active work in 1904 due to ill health, and died

at his residence in New Lambton Heights on 15th June 1906. He was buried in Sandgate cemetery, attended by a large crowd of mourners. You can view these photos and more details at www. lachlanwetherall.com Lambton Local > June 2016 > Page 15

Federal budget

by Chris Stevens B. Fin, M. Acc, CPA Partner at GC Accountants

Last month the Federal Government handed down the Budget for the 2016-17 year that includes some of the biggest changes to the superannuation system since 1 July 2007. Some of the major announcements include: • changes to contributions caps, including the introduction of a lifetime non-concessional cap • limits to how much can be transferred into pension phase • removal of work tests for contributions between age 65 and 74 88 Elder St, Lambton • extending eligibility to claim TAX deductions for Phone: 4956 1640 personal contributions • restricting tax-concessions associated with transitionto-retirement pensions. These Budget measures are designed to aid Australia’s transition from a mining-led economy to a stronger, GC Accountants Pty Ltd is a CPA Practice more diversified economy that encourages innovation and supports job growth. Although the Budget offers tax breaks to support low income earners and small businesses, far-reaching changes to superannuation rules are likely to impact the retirement strategies of many Australians. TV & AERIAL SERVICES Personal income tax reduced. From 1 July 2016, the Factory > Office > Home 32.5% personal income tax threshold will increase from $80,000 to $87,000. This measure will reduce the A family-owned business servicing marginal rate of tax on income between $80,000 and Newcastle for over 50 years $87,000 from 37% to 32.5%. For example, a taxpayer • TV aerial installation and service earning $87,000 will save $315 per year as a result. This will ensure the average full-time wage earner will • TV sales and service not move into the second highest tax bracket in the next • Service and repair to all brands three years. of domestic and commercial TV, It is important to note that the Budget announcements audio equipment and microwaves are still only proposals at this stage and will depend on the outcome of the upcoming election and on the ovens ! proposals being legislated. ay d to m o ro our show t si vi r o s u If you’d like to discuss any of the Federal Budget Call announcements and how they may affect your financial Established 1956 plan, please contact me on 4956 1640 to arrange an appointment. www.waketts.com.au

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Advice about compounding from your local pharmacy

with Danielle Miller, Pharmacist from

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Here at Elder Street Pharmacy, we are what you call a Compounding Pharmacy. This means that we can make custom medications for you and your family, including your furry family!

The demand for compounding has arisen from our increased understanding that each person is an individual and therefore may require a more targeted approach for their medical and health care needs, thus compounded medications are made exactly to order for each individual patient. We are able to make items such as creams with exact ingredients and strengths specified by your doctor. We are able to source powders in order to make capsules for products that no longer exist on the Australian market, as well as make solid dosage forms such as tablets into liquid preparations so that children have access to medications they wouldn’t usually. Another advantage is we can make medications without added ingredients that can cause allergies such as gluten

or colourings, meaning that your capsules are customised to your needs. We can also source ingredients for medications that are temporarily unavailable from the usual manufacturer so that the best treatment is always available to you. Another group of medications we can make are natural hormone replacement therapies such as troches and creams. These are made from bioidentical hormones, which mean they are made to be exact copies of the hormones the body produces naturally. We also make ointments for dogs, and liquids for bunnys! If your vet needs a special product for your pet we can make that up too. Come see us in store and check out our compounding laboratory and see what customised solutions we can make for you.

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

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Social media like Facebook has brought us many wonderful opportunities. But there is a shadow side of the street. In my Consulting Rooms, I now regularly come across people whose lives are being made more difficult and more distressing by these platforms. One US based study has found a link in young people between social media and depression. I am not surprised. There are a number of problems. First, social media, no matter what its benefits, is not real life. It is a virtual world and therefore has different values and currency. ‘Likes’ are the coinage. Affirmation is what we’re after. We’ve all seen popular or attractive people garner huge amounts of likes even if they just post a picture of their coffee. And we’ve seen worthwhile posts virtually ignored. For someone struggling with self-worth, this can be devastating. Real life works quite differently to this. Some people like to post their entire personal lives and hold nothing private. Others post a highly censored and often glamorised version of their life so that it looks like they are living the best life imaginable every single day. But of course, they’re not. It’s just an act, published in this way to make their lives look more interesting than they are. What they leave out is probably more important than what they publish. Connection is a good thing. Human beings thrive on it. It drives away depression and enriches our lives in so many ways. But there is nothing that comes close to the old fashioned person-to- person contact where we see our friends and interact in real life. Have a social media life by all means. It can be fun. But let’s not neglect to catch up with our real friends regularly by putting all our efforts into being ‘liked’ in our publishing community. - Stuart Edser

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Wills: Do I really own those assets? by Chris Hill-Smith of Appleton Law, Lambton It seems simple, I can gift anything I own in my will. Surprisingly there are many things that we have the possession, use and enjoyment of and which we believe to be our own but which in truth we cannot gift in our will. The family home is a good example. It is very common for the title to the family home to be held in the names of the husband and wife as ‘joint tenants’. If that is the case the home will not form part of the

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estate of the deceased spouse and will not pass under a will. The interest the deceased held in the home would pass to the surviving spouse through the right of survivorship. The surviving joint tenant spouse therefore automatically receives the interest the deceased held in the house. The same principle generally applies to joint bank accounts and joint investments. Assets are often owned by private companies and those assets are not able to be gifted in a will. The testator may hold shares in the company and those shares can be gifted but the relationship between the company asset values and the shares will determine what the beneficiaries of the shares will realise. Assets held in trusts are not able to be gifted in wills because the title to the assets is held by the trust and not by the beneficial owner. Family trusts are common and are used for the taxation benefits and asset protection which they can provide. In achieving those outcomes however, the title to the property vests in the trust. Life insurance policies may be owned by someone other than the insured person, particularly when a nomination has been made to another beneficiary. In that situation the funds distributed from the policy will not go to the estate of the deceased. Superannuation is another type of asset which commonly will not go to the deceased estate. Unless a binding death benefit nomination has been put in place, to the estate or to a tax dependant, the fund trustee will have the discretion as to the ultimate destination of the death benefits. Not all superannuation funds allow binding death benefit nominations. For those funds, the trustee will determine who the recipient of the benefits will be. Other assets may be charged or mortgaged with a debt, usually secured against the property and obviously there will be implications for the estate if the intention of the testator is that the property is to be gifted to a beneficiary. 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.

The true meaning of fitness by Anne-Marie Adams, owner/personal trainer at Inspirational Group & Fitness Training Today I wasn’t feeling that well. I had a huge day of work I had to get done, I was tired and quite frankly I did not want to go out for the run I promised myself I would do. I had my run down on my ‘To Do’ list at 11:30am. It came to 11:30 and I talked myself out of it. ‘But she is a trainer who tells everyone else to exercise’ I can hear you say. No matter who you are, you will have days where you are unmotivated. Excuses are easy find and today was one of those days until it got to 4:30 and I was still sitting in front of my computer doing paperwork. I said enough was enough. I got out of my chair, got changed and went for my run. So what changed my mind? Simple, I remembered why I was doing it and what being fit and healthy means to me. Fitness means different thing to different people. To look good is one of the main reasons and with all the ‘Fitspo’ images on the web you would be forgiven to think that is all fitness is about. But it is a lot more than that. For me personally fitness is about • having the energy to get through the day • a stronger mindset so I can tackle problems in my everyday life • being able to run around and act crazy with my niece • a sense of accomplishment and pride when I have conquered what I thought was impossible • to avoid diseases that run in my family. This is how I got back my motivation to go for my run on one of my less motivated days. Fitness is so much more than having an amazing body or being able to do a certain amount of pushups. Sit down and have a think about what fitness really means to you and next time you feel unmotivated remember the true reason why doing that workout is so important and it will make getting it done so much easier to do. So until next time Love life, dream big and become the inspiration Anne-Marie

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with Dr Lauren Alexander Greencross Vets, Lambton

Keeping pets comfortable over the winter months

Arthritis can affect our pets at any time but the cold winter months in particular can be very tough on joints. Last month I spoke about issues affecting senior pets and arthritis is one of the most common conditions we see. The word arthritis means inflammation of the joint. The cartilage in the joint is worn down causing inflammation and pain. Any joint can develop arthritis. The hips are commonly affected but the knees, elbows and spine can also develop this disease and is seen in both dogs and cats. Symptoms you may notice include: • Stiffness or slowness when getting up or down, or after resting • Difficulty going up or down stairs or for cats; unwillingness to jump • Reduction in activity or a reluctance to exercise Please note the following deadlines will apply to the July 2016 edition of Lambton Local At Greencross Vets Lambton we have some great treatments available to help with this disease. There > Advertising bookings close Tue 14 June are many things pet owners can also do at home to > Advertising copy & layout must be help, such as weight control and gentle exercise. finalised by Thu 16 June Supplements are often of benefit, look for ones that > Classifieds bookings close Wed 15 June include fatty acids, glucosamine and green-lipped muscle. One of our friendly vets can also assist with > Contributions of news and community group arthritis injections to protect the joint and provide antiinformation must be received by Thu 16 June inflammatory medications if required. The July edition will be distributed to letterboxes If you have an older pet or your pet is showing signs of between 29 June and 3 July joint stiffness or pain, don’t hesitate to contact us for Current and past editions of Lambton Local are advice. Every pet is unique and a visit with one of our available to read online anytime at vets will ensure a suitable course of action is tailored to http://issuu.com/lambtonlocal/ you and your pet’s needs. We want to help your pet feel Email: lambtonlocal@gmail.com with any enquiries comfortable as they reach their golden years! or phone 0455 210 000. Contact us today for a Senior Health check by calling 4957 8960.


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Lambton High Notes by Mr Martin Rosser On the School Development Day our teachers undertook quality training to support our strategic priority Student Learning to create opportunities for students to achieve their highest potential through dynamic, holistic and differentiated learning. The workshops were presented by Michele Juratowitch who worked with the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC), and focussed on understanding Giftedness and Talent; learning needs and optimal learning environments; intervention strategies appropriate for high ability students; and planning with colleagues to differentiate subjects and assessments. In addition, we recently facilitated a numeracy session with teachers from our partner schools Lambton, New Lambton and Wallsend South Public focussing on problem solving. This initiative not only strengthens the partnership between our schools, but improves student confidence and efficacy through the implementation of consistent teaching strategies. In the creative arts our music and drama students played a significant role in the 61st Combined Schools ANZAC Service. It focused on the 100th  anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles and featured the story of Private 2056 Matthew Kepple of Kearsley who fought with the 30th Battalion 1st Australian Imperial Force. I would like to acknowledge Mrs Grivas for working with our students and recognise the quality of our students’ performances. Further, our school captains, Ellie Bright and Andrew Gay, represented the school with distinction at the Lambton-New Lambton RSL ANZAC Service. They addressed the patrons and outlined details of the Gallipoli landing and read a poem by Charles Hamilton Sorley, which depicts the paradoxical nature of war, called To Germany. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the following students who represented the state in their chosen sports: NSWCHS Diving Team - Flynn Lanz, Logan Seymour, Harrison Pinkerton, Jacinta Pinkerton, Eliza Carey; NSWCHS Swimming Team - Alexandra Rees, Harrison Little; NSWCHS Rowing - Harrison Bendall, Tom Wilson, Jemma Wilson, Emily Parkes, Darcy Gay, Andrew Gay. Martin Rosser - Principal

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Local & Live entertainment this month Bar 121

Sat 11


Fri 17

The Levymen

Fri 17


Sat 18

Phonic Duo

Sat 18

Loose Bazooka

Sun 19 Arley Black

Thu 2

Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Fri 3

Bonny Wythes

Fri 24


Fri 24

Daley Holiday

Sat 4


Sat 25

Phase III

Sat 25

Janey’s Alibi Duo

Thu 9

Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Fri 10

Broke Boys

Sat 11

Sound Scape

Duke of Wellington Hotel Fri 3

TK (a.k.a. Troy Kemp)

Thu 16 Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Sat 4

Mark Wells Duo

Fri 10

Greg Bryce

Fri 17

Rachel Rachel

Sat 11


Sat 18

Love That Hat

Sun 26 Michael Mills

Lambton Park Hotel Fri 3

Holly Wilson

Sat 4

Garth and the aPrentices

Fri 10

Dane Fitzsimmons

Sat 11

The Hazels

Fri 17

Bounce Trio

Sat 18

Baltic Bar Mitzvah

Fri 24

Adrianna Mac Duo

Sat 25

Crazy Old Maurice


Thu 23 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 24

Rachel Rachel

Sat 25


Fri 17


Wed 1

Mark Wilkinson

Sat 18


Thu 2

Fully booked function

Fri 24

Dave Carter

Sat 25

The Big Bang

Fri 3

Reeling in the Years - a tribute to Steely Dan

Sat 4

Bondi Cigars

Tue 7

Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)

Wed 8

Live N Local

Hotel Jesmond

Thu 30 Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Blackbutt Hotel

Fri 3

The Steves

Sun 5


Fri 10

The Adele Experience featuring Emma Kirk Darren Percival

Fri 3


Fri 10

Kim and Mik

Sat 11

Sat 4


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The Remedy

Rock Oz

Sun 12 Ryan Daley

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Local & Live entertainment this month Thu 16 Kaylens Rain

Fri 10

The Years

Fri 10

Nano M

Fri 17

Sat 11


Fri 17

Michael Peter

Fri 24

Brien McVernon

Steve Clisby

Sun 12 Hornet

Wests New Lambton Marble Bar

Sat 18

The Idea of North

Sat 18

Hayden Johns

Sun 19 The Voice Studio - Aspiring Voices (lunch)

Sun 19 The Big Bang Quartet

Sun 19 The Voice Studio - Aspiring Voices (dinner)

Sun 26 Love That Hat

Wed 22 Merewether High School Sat 25

Sat 25

Newcastle Theatre Co. Robert Gott’s

Diesel - Pieces of Americana Tour

Sun 26 Diesel - Pieces of Americana Tour (lunch)


Good Murder Adapted for the stage by Stewart McGowan Directed by Amy Hill Sat 4


Sun 5


Wed 8


Fri 10 Sat 11

Wed 29 Live N Local

The Mark Hotel Sat 4

Smokin Rosie

Sun 5

The Jungle Kings

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Wed 15


Fri 17


Sat 18


Northumberland Hotel Fri 3

Great Big Hits

Fri 3


Sat 4

The Cruisers

Fri 10

Talk of the Town

Sat 11

Greg Bryce & The Bad Bad Things

Fri 17

Snape Trilogy

Sat 18

Mark Wells Duo

Fri 24

Gen - R - 8

Sat 25

The Rattle

Piano Lounge Every Tue & Thur 4-5.30pm Angamus - violin and piano duo

The Starlight Room Sat 11

Ziggy, The Songs of David Bowie

Sun 12 Matinee - Natalie Miller, Simon Gillespie Sun 19 Boys in the Band - Frankie Vallie, The Beatles, Bee Gees Wed 29 Karise Eden & Dean Ray Support live music and theatre in your local community......

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Local Community Group Notices

NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. was formed in 1983 and is dedicated to family history studies. The society welcomes visitors to their library in the Mechanics Institute Building at 68 Elder Street Lambton which is open each Thursday 1 pm - 3.30 pm and Saturday 10.00am - 3.30 pm (except public holidays). The next monthly meeting will be held at Tuesday 7th June at 2pm in the Mechanics Institute Elder St Lambton will have the Guest Speaker Judith Conway. All members and interested visitors are welcome. For more information contact 49578296. JESMOND ELECTRONICS CLUB Efforts are being made to reform the Jesmond Electronics Club meeting at Lambton Bowling Club each Monday from 4 to 5 pm. Membership is available to interested members of the community aged 12 years and over. Contact John Murphy, john81913@gmail. com NEW LAMBTON SENIOR CITIZENS & PENSIONERS Make new friends while enjoying a warm and caring fellowship as well as to partake in the fun games of bingo and chats over a cuppa. Where? The New Lambton Seniors Assocation, located at the New Lambton Community Centre. For more details contact Barry Hoare secretary on 4963 4631

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: lambtonresidents@gmail.com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854.

PROBUS CLUB OF NEW LAMBTON HONEYSUCKLE INC Our Probus Club is an association of men and women who are no longer working full time. Come and join us at 10am on the 4th Friday of each month @ the Kotara Bowling Club. New friends, interesting Guest Speakers and enjoy luncheons and day trips. Contact Dorothy Godfrey 4943 6813 or Ray Bohlsen 4952 7407 for further details THE LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF NEW LAMBTON Our 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.

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. . Special occasion luncheons. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. 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 MARCH STREET COMMUNITY GARDENS GROUP Are you interested in community gardening? The March Street Community Gardens Group at 16 March Street Kotara is looking for new members. Experienced gardeners or beginners are welcome. Please check out our website www.mscgardens.info or contact Gwen Ph 49529655 or Diane Ph 49572843

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 lambtonlocal@gmail.com 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. Page 26 > Lambton Local > June 2016

Local Community Classifieds...

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



PET PORTRAITS Have a memorable portrait of your pet painted by local awardwinning artist. Phone Michelle 4956 4016 QUALIFIED BOILERMAKER Available for trailer repairs, welding, small fabrications, mowing and gardening Ph Darren 0421 003 790


Transit wheelchair. Good condition, easy to use. $150 or best offer. Ph 4952 3256


CAR DETAILING $30 per car. Will come to your house. Ph Mark on 0432 174 618 IRONING DONE $25 per basket. Drop off to my house New Lambton in morning, pick up evening. Ph 0432 174 618 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 RESUME, COVER LETTER, CV, selection criteria for all careers. Highly successful assistance with employment documents proven to assist you get the interview and the job you want. Contact 0488 527 891 or 4952 7896 or cv.success@ bigpond.com anytime.

BE PAID TO DELIVER “THE LOCAL” AND GET A GOOD WALK AT THE SAME TIME! Your local community newspaper requires reliable, energetic locals who love walking to join the team that gets our community newspaper to local homes monthly. You will be required to deliver the publication at the end of each month. 2 to 4 hours of walking is involved, depending on the area. If you’re interested please email lambtonlocal@gmail. com or phone Mark on 0455 210 000 for more details.



For anyone over 15 Heartfulness, Relaxation & Meditation 8.30am every Sunday @ New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton. Sessions are free of charge. For details ph 0416 193 005 or newcastle@heartfulness. org


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