Lambton Local - September 2016

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September 2016

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Issue 29 •A community newspaper for Lambton & Nor th Lambton• FREE

Trying to make Census of it all

Census Field Officers will grab their yellow satchels and hit local streets in coming days to remind households to complete their Census. Census Field Officers will visit homes that haven’t already completed their Census, offering help, answering questions and providing Census materials to anyone who needs them. Head of the 2016 Census, Duncan Young, said households that haven’t already completed the Census should do so as soon as possible. “With more than 6.5 million forms now completed, the Census is tracking well and we’ve received a great response from the public. The online form continues to be the most popular option with two thirds of responses having been received through our fast, easy and secure online form,” Mr Young said. “However, we need everyone who hasn’t yet taken part to do so now, so we’ll be following up with those households over the coming weeks. “If you already have your Census 12-digit login, I encourage you to complete it online and save yourself a visit from a Field Officer. If you have a paper form, please complete it and send it back in the provided Reply Paid envelope now.

or you have misplaced your Census login or form, please call the Census Inquiry Service or wait for a Field Officer to deliver you with one so you can quickly and easily complete it.” “The Census should be completed in relation to your household situation on the night of Tuesday, 9th August, so the sooner you complete it and return your form, the easier it will be to complete it in relation to Census night,” Mr Young said. The Census Inquiry Service is open from 8am– 8pm daily on 1300 214 531. The Paper Form Request Service is open 24/7 on 1300 820 275.

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Local author has plenty to write Timothy Nancarrow of North Lambton began writing his first novel at the end of 2011 during work lunch breaks. Late last year Anaimon: The Starfall was released by a Sydney-based publishing house specialising in Australian authors with an initial print run of 1000 copies. “I’ve always been drawn to the world of mythology and ancient history as a reader. It was inevitable I guess that the fantasy genre would attract me as a writer” Mr Nancarrow said. Timothy’s formal studies and leisure reading have confirmed his passion. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from the University of Newcastle majoring in Classics

and History. His studies of ancient cultures has been focused on history, warfare, religion and myth-cycles of the Celts, the Germanic tribes, Classical Greece and Rome, the Viking era, and esoteric folklore from around the world. It’s unlikely Tim’s first novel will be alone on the shelf for long. He has a nine part saga in mind, based loosely on the nine worlds of Germanic mythology, and is currently working in tandem on the second and third instalments. For a full synopsis of Anaimon: The Starfall, details of how to purchase it either in paperback or E-book and plenty more of interest visit Tim’s blog at

Lambton Local has a paperback copy of Tim Nancarrow’s novel to give one lucky reader. To enter text the novel’s title and your name to 0455 210 000 by 15th September. Winner announced next month.

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Calling all Kinders for 2017 Lambton Public School has put a call out to local families regarding Kindergarten enrolments for 2017. If your child begins Kindergarten next year and you live within the Lambton Public School zone you should ensure that the school has your details so an invitation to the Kindergarten information session can be sent. If you’re unsure of the school zone there’s a handy map at Students living outside the zone boundary can still apply for enrolment at Lambton Public School, but must do so as non-local enrolments. Children must turn 5 before 1st August 2017 to enrol for next year. “Kindergarten, like any other year at school, is a partnership between home and school and we like to work with you to develop this relationship. You are welcome in our classrooms to support the work of the teachers.”said Lambton Public School principal Jan Partridge. “Lambton Public School prides itself on meeting a child’s individual needs through a balanced program of social, emotional, educational, and developmental

learning based around a growth mindset.” Mrs Partridge added. A Kindergarten parents information session will be held on Tuesday 6th September from 3-4pm. This will be followed in October and November with four Kindergarten Transition days. During Transition days students work with each other in the classroom. This gives teachers the opportunity to assess learning needs and get to know their new students. Enrolment forms for new students are available from the school office or you can download one from the school website.

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Bigger bins less landfill

Did you know you can order a larger recycling or general waste bin, or request extra bins for any of three kerbside collection services provided by Council? To help reduce waste sent to landfill, additional recycling and green waste services are offered at lower prices than for general waste.






If your recycling bin usually fills up well before collection day or you have lots of extra garden waste, upgrading these services will both cut landfill waste and cost you less than changing your general waste arrangements. For example, you can swap your recycling bin for a larger one with 50% more space for just $25. For more information go to www.newcastle.nsw. or contact Council’s Waste Management services on 4974 2000

Storytime in Park

In partnership with The Mummy Project, Newcastle Region Library will co-host a special Storytime in Lambton Park on Tuesday 6th September from 10.30-11.20am. There will be plenty of stories, songs, rhymes, craft and parachute games for the little ones from 3-5 years. The event is free and bookings are not required, just drop in. In the event of wet weather Storytime will be moved to the Lambton Park Rotunda.












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Lambton locals support great causes

The Lambton Local’s City2Surf Gold Charity team at the start of this year’s event. (L to R) Bryan Wilson, Elise Thumath, Ashleigh Wilson, Leigh Tickle, Mark Brooker, Peter Dedman and Jesse Dedman (absent: Katrina Brooker, Lee Dedman and Millie Dedman. The team raised $12,424 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Lambton Residents Group held a Pop Up Plant Sale in Elder Street during August. Thanks to the many locals who donated pots and plants and the shoppers who supported the stall over $700 was raised for ongoing local projects. At left, Tammy Russell helps a supporter with his purchase


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Who has the lucky letterbox this month?

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If the letterbox pictured above is yours, you’ve won a $30 open order from Jarrett’s Quality Meats in Elder Street Lambton. To claim your prize simply call in to the shop and show some ID with your address on it to the team at Jarrett’s Quality Meats. You had better hurry though, the prize must be claimed by Monday 12th September or you will miss out. The open order for August was claimed by the lucky residents of 40 Chilcott Street, Lambton.



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National award for Lambton Grocer

Steve Sternbeck of Lambton Grocer with national Store of the Year Award

Readers will remember Lambton Grocer in Elder Street being named Affiliate Store of the Year for NSW &ACT by the SPAR retail group a couple of months back. As pleased as he was with that accolade, owner of Lambton Grocer, Steve Sternbeck was even more excited to tell Lambton Local recently that his store had gone on from that title to win the National Affilaite Store of the Year at the retail group’s recent annual Gala Awards dinner on the Gold Coast. SPAR Australia’s General manager, Business Development, John Costanzo visited the store recently to present the award. “Lambton Grocer is a fantastic little store in the suburbs of Newcastle. Impeccably presented and featuring a great range, this store has become popular with locals. Customers are assured value through the huge number of specials run every week, that are clearly ticketed throughout the store. With work completed by SPAR Australia’s Refit Team, Lambton Grocer has lifted to the next level in the last year.” Mr Costanzo said. Steve sang the praises of his hard-working staff. “They are a great team. Without their efforts, providing great customer service, an award like this wouldn’t come.” Steve said.

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Local aromatherapy 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 September and October instalments in her monthly essential oils workshops at New Lambton Community Centre. ‘Essential Oils: The Green-living Goddess’, will be held on Sunday 11th September. In this workshop you will learn how essential oils can be used to effectively and inexpensively clean and protect your home. ‘Happy Kids, Happy Mums’ will show parents how easily and naturally they can care for their kids using aromatics and blending remedies. “Imagine kids being calmer, having stronger immunity, and being more emotionally grounded. That has to make for a happier, calmer parent, doesn’t it?” Caz asked Lambton Local. “I’ll also explain my own amazing experience with my son, Kynon, around focus and attention at school.” Caz added. Both the September and October workshops have a $15 entry charge which includes everything you’ll need for a make-and-take offer that you get to take with you.

Caz Wiseman of New Lambton Heights with her son Kynon. Caz invites locals to join her for her very popular essential oils workshops For more information or to read about Caz’s journey type into your browser. To reserve your seat at upcoming events go to and search for ‘Newcastle Essential Oils’ events.

Essential Oils hands-on workshops Green Living Goddess 2.30-4.30pm Sunday 11th September

Happy Kids, Happy Mums 2.30-4.30pm Sunday 9th October

Yes you can be a Green Living Goddess! Learn how essential oils can be used cheaply and effectively to clean your home or workplace. We will talk about toxins in the home and how chemicals, pesticides fillers contaminants can effect your health but how as a Green Goddess you can make a healthier choice for your family. We will also discuss how to make aromatherapy body products including body butters, lip balms and other pampering ideas. $15 Entry - With a make-and-take on offer we provide the product for you to take away an item made by you. New members are welcome. Bring a friend.

Happy Kids Happy mums aromatherapy workshop will show mums (and dads) how easily and naturally they can care for their kids using pure essential oil and blending. We will create a rollerball remedy that will support immunity building. Imagine your kids being calmer. Imagine fewer snotty noses and less sick time. Happier and more grounded kids means happier mums and dads. Each attendee will be given a rollerball remedy and recipes to take home. We will also share safety and dilution information for kids. $15 covers the make-and-take.

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 Page 10 > Lambton Local > September 2016

The Big


Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner, Maria Forrest of Turton Rd, New Lambton. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery photo (below) can be found at Lambton Bowling Club.

Question 7 Which brand of milk is on special at Lambton Grocer this month? Question 8 Where would you find the structure Question 1 Name the local author whose first pictured below? fantasy novel was published in 2015? Question 2 For which Party did Matthew Charlton serve as Opposition Leader in the 1920’s? Question 3 How much did The Lambton Locals City2Surf team raise for charity this year? Question 4 What colour satchels do Census field officers carry? Send your answers in an Question 5 email to lambtonlocal@gmail. Sonia Hornery is the member for com with ‘Big Quiz’ in the subject line or post them to which seat of State parliament? PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 Question 6 by Monday 12th September Name the principal of Lambton for your chance to win the $40 Public School Lambton Grocer voucher. This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find the answers within the pages of Lambton Local...






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New beginning continues Adam’s story


Adam from Adam’s Family Meats has been serving the people of New Lambton and beyond since 1995

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After 21 years plying his trade at 73 Regent Street, a popular local butcher has moved his namesake business to its new location opposite New Lambton Public School at 87 Regent Street. Adam’s connection to the old store behind Ritchies IGA began when he started work for what was then Murray’s Meats in 1995. He rose to become manager of that business in 1999. In 2009 he took it a step further and bought the business, renaming it Adam’s Family Meats. “The time is right for a move.”Adam told Lambton Local. “By relocating to the former Triple J Meats premises on Regent Street we can bring the legacy of two great local butcheries together. I’d like to wish John all the best with his next endeavour.” Adam said. To celebrate the move Adam’s Family Meats are having a Relocation Sale offering fantastic specials throughout the month of September. Adam’s Family Meats stock all your traditional butcher’s fare as well as hearty pre-prepared meals, Adam’s own award winning double smoked bacon, double smoked ham plus his delicious cabanossi and chilli cheese cabanossi cooked and smoked on the premises. Be sure to call into the new shop at 87 Regent Street and say “G’day” to the team at Adam’s Family Meats.


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Lambton then, Lambton now Matthew Charlton

Matthew Charlton, who lived in Lambton for most of his life, rose to prominence in the Australian Labor Party, serving as Federal Opposition Leader for six years in the 1920s. He was born in 1866 at Linton (near Ballarat) in Victoria, but moved with his family to Lambton at the age of seven. He attended Lambton Public School, then at age 14 commenced work in the Lambton Colliery as a “trapper”, whose job was to open and close the ventilation trapdoors in the mine to allow coal skips to pass through. Charlton worked in various mining jobs and became involved in union politics and leadership. In 1903 at the urging of his union colleagues he contested and won the seat of Waratah in the NSW Legislative Assembly. In 1910 he switched to the Federal arena and won the seat of Hunter. In January 1922 he became Leader of the Opposition when the previous leader Frank Tudor passed away. Charlton went on to contest and lose two Federal

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elections as Opposition Leader, in 1922 and 1925. He resigned from Parliament in 1928 and retired in Lambton, continuing to live in the house he had built in High Street in 1905. He later moved to Chilcott St in the 1930s and made a return to politics with a term as alderman on Lambton Council (1934-38), thus completing the trifecta of serving at all three levels of government – local, State, and Federal. Charlton was an active participant in the Lambton community and a patron of organisations such as the Mechanics Institute and the Bowling Club. He had an interest in local history, presenting a talk in 1937 to the Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society on the early days of Lambton. Matthew Charlton died in his home on 8 December, 1948 aged 82 and was buried in Sandgate Cemetery. He was survived by his wife Martha. You can view these photos and more details at www.


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Above: Matthew Charlton and family at his High St house in 1906. Photo by Ralph Snowball, Newcastle Region Library. Below: Matthew Charlton. circa 1915. National Library of Australia.

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Vet chat

with Dr Lauren Alexander Greencross Vets, Lambton

Know your parasites

When clients bring in a new pet to the clinic, whether it is a puppy, kitten or a senior addition, there is a lot of information for the pet parent to take on board. One of the important aspects of pet ownership, and one we are asked a lot of questions about, is parasite prevention. What parasites do I need to treat for? How often do I need to treat? What products do you recommend? Let’s break this down to some of the main parasites that can be managed with the right preventative plan: Fleas: not only can fleas make your pet very itchy, they can also spread other diseases. There are monthly and 3 monthly products on the market in either topical spoton, oral tablets or chew treat form. We recommended flea prevention all year round to help keep your pet flea free! Heartworm: this is a worm that is transmitted by mosquitos. The adult worms develop in the pulmonary artery and can cause heart failure. This is one of the more serious parasitic diseases we see as it has the potential to be very severe and even fatal. In Newcastle and the Hunter region we are not in a high prevalence area however there are numerous confirmed cases reported every year. There are a number of products available to help prevent this disease. Intestinal worms: ideally, intestinal wormers should be given fortnightly in puppies and kittens until 12 weeks of age. From there they are given monthly until 6 months and then every 3 months for life. Ticks: Newcastle sees a high prevalence of tick cases over spring and summer so it’s important that your pet has protection against the fatal Paralysis tick. In some areas of Newcastle, and for pets that are near bush land, you may need to consider year round protection. There are many parasite prevention products on the market and it can be confusing to try and navigate through all the information available to determine the most appropriate for you and your pet. At Greencross Vets Lambton we understand this and welcome you to call in and speak with us about how to help you find the most suitable products and form a prevention plan that is right for you and your pet!


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Lessons learnt

by Anne-Marie Adams, owner/personal trainer at Inspirational Group & Fitness Training

This month it is my birthday. Whenever I turn another year older I seem to reflect on my life and look at what I want for the year ahead. So this month I thought I would share some of my wisdom (I use that term loosely) about what I have learnt throughout my health and fitness journey. Taking imperfect action I am a perfectionist. This can get very annoying since if it is not perfect I tend to procrastinate. I was told once to take ‘imperfect action’ and I find this has helped me. If you planned to go for a run and it starts raining, go anyway. Nothing will ever be perfect and if you wait until it is then you will never get anything done. Fitness is more than how you look My fitness is all about having a healthy body and mind. I love the fact I have energy to get through the day, that I have a functioning body and have a mindset that allows me to get through any tough situations in life. These are all things that fitness has given to me. Take time out for yourself You need time to take care of yourself. If not, you will burn out and not be able to help anyone. I know with our busy lives this is really hard to do but it is possible. I love to do my workouts, do a yoga class once a week and walk my dog every day. This I make sure I find time for since it helps me be more productive and better able to handle any tough situations that may come up. These are just a few of the lessons I have learnt through fitness and I now apply to my everyday life. If your fitness or life is not how you want it, don’t make excuses. Get out there and achieve what you want because life is what you make it. So until next time Love life, dream big and become the inspiration Anne-Marie

What are Statutory Wills? by Chris Hill-Smith of Appleton Law, Lambton A statutory will is a will made by a court for a person who does not have testamentary capacity. There may be for a variety of reasons for a person’s lack of capacity but they generally fall into two categories. People who have never had capacity and those that previously had capacity but have lost it either because of medical conditions, mental illness or injury. The first category includes children under 18 years of age and people who have not had capacity since birth due to medical or other health concerns. The second category includes those that suffer from medical or health concerns or have suffered traumatic injury at some time. They may have previously made a will but the gifts in that will are no longer appropriate or there are other people who should more appropriately receive a benefit from the estate. An application is made to a court to make a will for such people in circumstances where generally that person has significant assets and a will is necessary to ensure the beneficiaries of the person’s estate are appropriate. It may be that death is imminent and any delay in making a will may cause the estate to be distributed to persons under the intestacy laws who are not appropriate beneficiaries or, when there are other people who should more appropriately benefit from the estate. Applications are commonly made by family members however applications can also be made by various other people including solicitors, social workers and the Public Trustee. There are three requirements which must be satisfied before a court will make such a will. Firstly the person on whose behalf the application has been made must be shown to lack the necessary capacity.

Secondly the proposed will must be one that the person who lacks capacity would have intended had they made the will and thirdly, the court must be satisfied that it is appropriate to make the will. In relation to children making wills, there are some limited exceptions to the general rule that minors (children under 18) cannot make a valid will. Those exceptions relate to minors who are intending to marry, who are married or who have been married. Other than those exceptions a will for a child must be made by a court after an application to the court for a statutory will. 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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Lambton High Notes

On 29 July our teachers undertook high quality training to support our strategic priority Staff and Leader Learning. This was a combined Staff Development Day with Newcastle High School as well as some staff from Kotara High and our partner primary schools

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The late Christian writer Selwyn Hughes quoted in his marriage course, “Marriage God’s Way”, “If you don’t know who you are, you won’t know who’s you are”. World events coincide with prophecies of God’s word, but did you know that the punishment is first on true Israel before the tares (evil) will be removed in the coming Kingdom of God. Amos 3/1-2 “Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, you only have I known of all the families of the earth, therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” Read also Psalm 147/19-20 and Matthew 15/24. If you want to learn more from God’s word about your future heritage, email: flint1883@gmail. com. or write to, David McNaughton. PO Box 3313, Glendale 2285 Page 20 > Lambton Local > September 2016

We were fortunate to have Professor Stephen Dinham, Associate Dean Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Instructional Leadership in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, as our keynote speaker. He is a frequent presenter at international, national and state conferences and has conducted consultancies with a wide range of educational bodies nationally and internationally. The day started with an address on: What works in teaching? Researched evidence on Teaching for Learning, How teaching expertise in HSC develops and Overall findings from the NSW HSC study. Teachers then moved into cross-school faculty workshops to workshop ideas from the key note address, while the Executive focused on the nature and importance of Instructional Leadership. This included: school effectiveness studies, changing thinking on leadership, actions and attributes of highly effective educational leaders Faculty workshops after lunch were designed to allow teachers time for deeper discussion on all the information regarding effective teaching for senior learners that had been disseminated. The driving question to be answered from the home school afternoon faculty session was: How will we use the information from today to further engage our senior learners? Through the implementation of effective teacher and leader professional learning we strive to build greater capacity in the Lambton High School educational community by leading and inspiring a school culture of collaborative, continuous learning for the 21st century. Recent student achievements include: •Tyler Chapman was selected to perform in School Spectacular as a featured artist •Monique Rosser and Jackson Price participated in the prestigious DoE leadership program Secretary for a Day •Zoe Innes toured with the Hunter Singers in United Kingdom and France •Rose Schmieden represented the state team at the Pan Pac Games in New Zealand •Open Boys Football team are now placed in the top four in the state and will play off for a spot in the NSWCHS Final. Martin Rosser - Principal

Goals first, strategy second by Chris Stevens B. Fin, M. Acc, CPA Partner at GC Accountants

When you’re creating a financial plan, it’s tempting to focus purely on the money aspect – for example, how much your weekly budget is, or how much your investments are likely to grow. But if you only plan the ‘how’ without thinking about the ‘why’, the strategy you choose might not be the best option for getting you where you want to go. So it’s worth stepping back and taking a look at the bigger picture with a Financial Adviser by considering where you see yourself in 5, 10 or even 20 years, you’ll be in a better position to work out the right financial strategy to match. Lifestyle goals, not financial ones The first thing to remember is that your financial strategy isn’t about making money, it’s about creating the lifestyle you want. So instead of saying you want to make X amount of dollars by 2030, think about what you’d like to use that money for. When you’re setting your goals, take into account the various aspects of your personal and professional life. Depending on your situation, that may include your education, career, family plans, creative aspirations, hobbies and passions. Different goals for different life stages When it comes to your goals, think about the short, medium and long term. For instance, some of your goals might be achievable in the near future, like taking a holiday or trading in your car, while others might be for further down the track, like buying a new home or setting up a business.

You should also think about how your goals might change at different stages of your life. When you’re just starting out, your goals may include moving out of home and finding a job. After that, you may want to start a serious relationship and have a family. And once there are children in the mix, your focus is likely to shift towards paying for their education and putting savings aside for the future. Then later, you’ll want to be well prepared for retirement so you can enjoy the lifestyle you’ve worked hard for. GC Accountants can help ensure your financial strategy is suited to your ever changing lifestyle goals and desired destination. 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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Mind matters • Counselling • Psychotherapy • Hypnotherapy • Education Expert care for all of life’s challenges, including: depression – relationships – sexual problems LGBT issues – illness – grief – smoking cessation including the dedicated NPH Anxiety Clinic

Stuart Edser


Counselling Psychologist

T: 4952 9777 E: W: A: 20 Kendall Street Lambton

Medicare Rebates available through GP


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> Classifieds bookings close Fri 16 September

> Contributions of news and community group information must be received by Fri 16 September The October issue will be distributed to letterboxes between 29 September and 03 October Current and back issues of Lambton Local are available to read online anytime at

Email: with any enquiries or phone 0455 210 000.

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

Retirement tips

Every year, a couple of years after they’ve finished work, I see a few retirees who typically are depressed. The problem is always the same. They have put in a lot of effort to look after their financial security but precious little effort in any other area of their life. ‘What am I going to do for the next twenty-five years’? is an important question. Here are four fundamentals that make a huge difference. 1. Get physical. Daily exercise where possible is a non-negotiable. Exercise will improve your physical health including heart health, lung capacity, weight control, blood pressure, mobility and brain health. 2. Get mental. Crystallised intelligence is the ability to use skills, knowledge, and experience. Its speed tends to slow as we age. We get there, but not as fast as when we were in our twenties. Research suggests that learning something novel that is challenging and that produces an outcome is beneficial for our cognitive health. It could even help to stave off dementia. So, learn a language, a musical instrument, how to use a computer, take a class, play chess, learn pottery, start painting, attend University of the3rd Age (U3A). Challenge your mind. 3. Get friendly. Human interaction is essential if we are not to become isolated and lonely. Take care of your relationships. Revitalise older ones, cultivate some new ones. Join a group. The best social relationships are those that provide close emotional support and an adequate amount of stimulation, challenge, and social engagement. 4. Get busy. Hobbies and past-times are important to stave off boredom and depression. They give us purpose and a reason to get up in the morning. You can’t just get up every day to read the paper and watch Oprah. You have to have something to do. - Stuart Edser

Spring brings on Hay Fever

with Danielle Miller, Pharmacist from

Elder Street Pharmacy Spring is in the air, and while for most of us it means getting out into

nature some of us have the luck of enjoying the warmer, longer days with our friend hay fever. Hay fever is an allergic condition that mainly affects the nose; however other symptoms may include sneezing, runny and/or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, nose and throat, red, puffy or watery eyes and headaches. These symptoms come from an allergic reaction to allergens including pollens, dust mites, smoke, animals, other dusts and some chemicals. In order to reduce these symptoms, it is advisable to check pollen counts in the paper or online and avoid being outside as much as possible on high days (count over 50), especially in spring and on

windy days. Dusting with damp cloths to collect dust and pollen from surfaces, as well as showering to removes pollens when coming inside, particularly from gardening. If you know your triggers, say cats, or cigarette smoke, avoiding these as much as possible is advised. Treatments are available over the counter and include a variety of antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops. Come and chat to our friendly staff to see what is right for you to help keep your symptoms at bay, and enjoy springtime as much as possible!

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Local & Live entertainment this month Bar 121

Fri 16

Clean Slate

Sat 17


Fri 23


Thu 1

Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Fri 2


Sat 24


Sat 3

Love That Hat

Fri 30


Thu 8

Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Fri 9

Dai Pritchard

Sat 10


Thu 15 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 16

Kelly Hope

Sat 17


Duke of Wellington Hotel Fri 2

The Jungle Kings

Sat 3

Mark Wells Duo

Fri 9

Ryan Daley

Sat 10

Dr Zoom Duo

Fri 16

Greg Bryce

Sat 17


Lambton Bowling Club

Fri 30

Karen Soper

Lambton Park Hotel Fri 2

Mike Vee

Fri 9

Dane Fitzsimmons

Sat 17


Fri 23

The Green Mohair Suits

Sat 24

Hurricane Fall

Fri 30

Good Times

Lizotte’s Fri 2

Vince Jones

Sat 3

Gambirra Mob

Sun 4

Whispering Jack Show (lunch)

Thu 29 Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Tue 6

Cardiff High School HSC Showcase

Fri 30

Thu 8

Felix Riebl

Fri 9

Best of Australian Burlesque

Sat 10

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story

Thu 22 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 23 Sat 24

Bonny Wythes Shivoo

Dave Carter

Fri 23

Bobby C

Sat 24

TK (aka Troy Kemp)

Fri 30

Steve Werren

Mon 12 Jimmy Barnes Tues 13 Jimmy Barnes

Hotel Jesmond Blackbutt Hotel Fri 2


Sat 3

Captain Risky

Fri 9

Rock Oz

Sat 10

Silver Hair

Fri 2

The Levymen

Fri 9


Fri 16

Bubble & Squeak

Fri 23


Fri 30

Chad Shuttleworth Duo

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Page 24 > Lambton Local > September 2016

Local & Live entertainment this month Thu 15 Liz Stringer

Wed 28 Live N Local

Fri 16

Let’s Spend The Night Together... History of the Rolling Stones

Thu 29 Josh Rennie Hines

Sat 17

Mitch Capone Swings Frank Sinatra

Sun 18 Australian Dance and Talent Centre (lunch) Sun 18 Daryl Braithwaite

Fri 30

Northumberland Hotel

Brian’s Famous Jazz & Chilli Crab Night - Feat. Out Of Abingdon

The Mark Hotel Sat 3

Russell Snape

Sun 4

The Shedmasters

Sat 10


Fri 2

Matt Purcell

Fri 9

Adam Gear

Fri 16

Dean Kyrwood

Fri 23

Kellie Cain

Fri 30

Michael Peter

Wests New Lambton Marble Bar

Sun 11 The Jungle Kings

Fri 2

Phonic Trio

Sat 17

Sat 3

Tre Soul Trio

Fri 9

Mark Wells Duo

Sat 10


Fri 16

Dr Zoom Trio

Sat 17


Fri 23

Loko Trio

Sat 24

Talk of the Town

Fri 30

Snape Trilogy

Karen O’Shea

Sun 18 Hornet Thu 22 Callaghan College presents Live @ Lizotte’s Fri 23

Zoe K

Sat 24

The Marvin Gaye Experience

Sun 25 Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart Mon 26 Centre For Hope 2016 Fundraiser Tue 27 Harry Manx

Sat 24

Pete Gelzinnis

Sun 25 Loko Fri 30

The Years

Newcastle Theatre Co.

Love, Love, Love A play by Mike Bartlett Directed by Carl Caulfield

Fri 2 Sept Sat 3 Sept

Tue & Thur 4-5.30pm Angamus

The Starlight Room

8pm 2pm & 8pm

Wed 7 Sept


Fri 9 Sept


Sat 10 Sept


Piano Lounge

Sun 4

The Italian Tenors

Sun 11 Taxi Ride & The Badloves Wed 14 The Bootleg Beatles

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Lambton Local > September 2016 > Page 25

Local Community Group Notices

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.

TRUE ISRAEL CHRISTIAN IDENTITY If you are Anglo- Saxon- Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian and would like to know more about your future heritage in the Gospel of God’s word for his coming Kingdom; email: or write to David McNaughton. PO Box 3313 Glendale 2285 KNIT & NATTER Meet new people, make new friends at knit & natter on the 2nd & 4th Monday in the month. Meet at Mayfield Church of Christ, cnr Werribi St & Gregson Avenue at 9.30am. All ladies welcome. Phone Lyn for information. 49529324 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.

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 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 6th September at 7.30 pm in the Mechanics Institute, Elder Street Lambton. Guest Speaker: Mrs Julie Keating speaking on “Waratah Mayfield - nineteenth century industrial towns”. All members and interested visitors are welcome. For more information contact 49578296. LOLLYPOP’S PLAYGROUP Every Wednesday of school term, 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.

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 12.30 pm. Monthly Coach Trip 20 September to SingletonGresford - Lake St Clair and 18 October to Woy Woy and Davistown RSL. Special occasion luncheons. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details.

NEIGHBOUR AID SOCIAL SUPPORT We offer companionship to those over 65 years, transport to appointments, assistance with shopping, social interaction, activities and lunch at our centres. We also have day bus trips every month. For more details contact Gayle Grayson on 4960 8248 or 0425 090 670 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.

All community groups and organisations are invited 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. Notices may be edited or omitted due to space limitations.

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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 if clarification and/or verification are required.

FOR SALE BLU-RAY DVD PLAYER Olin Blu-ray and DVD player with manual & remote control $30 Ph 0432 389 024 BOOKS & NOVELS 70 novels in as new condition suit market stall holder. To sell as one lot, no single sales. Ph 4952 4399 FREE! ENTERTAINMENT UNIT Entertainment unit with huge storage space. Phone for details etc. Ph 4953 9191 MARQUEE / CARPORT Marquee / portable carport, 6m x 3 m x 2.7m with instructions. $120. Ph 0413 288 237


CAR DETAILING $30 per car. Will come to your home. Ph Mark on 0432 174 618 CLOTHES REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS Mens trousers, womens pants, curtains, hemming etc. Phone Julie on 0413 875 954


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 OUR TOWN MODEL SHOW Congratulations to the winners of family passes to the Model Show in August: Grant Beattie, Pauline Lynch, Matthew Dickinson, Vincent Prior, Carlee Searant, Lisa Richards, James Beckwith and Ed Williamson. PET CARE Jill’s Pet Sitting Service. Live in (your home) or daily visits. Mature, non-smoking lady, police clearances and references. Full time business (5 years) Phone 0418 246 384

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:


AAA RESUME Cover letters, CV, s/criteria all careers. Highly successful employment documents - proven to assist you to get the interview and the job you want!! Ph 0488 527 891 or 4952 7896 for everyday service SWIFT IRONING & CLEANING Recent police check done, Cleaning $25 per hour. Ironing $30 per basket, pick up and deliver in a pet free, smoke free house. Ph 0410 649 576


Lawn & Garden Care

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 10.00am All Saints Parish Hall New Lambton

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH Call Amanda: 0410 181498

Lambton Local > September 2016 > Page 27

Skip Hayfever this Spring with Elder Street Pharmacy…

Come in a check out our range of giftware. New stock arriving all the time


for PBS Subsidised Scripts Please ask our staff how we can help you get the best value for money. *Conditions apply

ELDER STREET PHARMACY 117 Elder St, Lambton Phone 4957 3630 Open: Mon to Fri 8.30am to 6pm • Sat 8.30am to 2pm

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