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NDIS experience inspires new provider

Imagine going from an independent 22-year-old, with your whole life before you, to a receiving a permanent disability that left you entirely reliant on others for care and the completion of the most basic tasks. That was the reality faced by New Lambton Heights’ Robert Marks, who was rendered a C5/6 quadriplegic in 2009 after a swimming accident at Warners Bay. After returning to Newcastle following his hospitalisation and rehabilitation in Sydney, Mr Marks signed up for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) but found himself in a situation where he felt (continued page 2)

Robert Marks of New Lambton Heights founded AbilityLivingMyWay to assist NDIS participants to manage their own plans

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down to being told when he had to go to bed. That lack of control saw him transition to selfmanaged care, which enabled him to regain some independence by employing his own support personnel. “These people are coming into your home, you should have a say in it,” he said. “It gave me my chance to have some control - I got my life back.” While the benefits of self-managed care are numerous, Mr Marks found through conversation with other NDIS participants that the associated paperwork could be daunting for those looking to go down the same path. That has inspired him to create AbilityLivingMyWay, a not-for-profit accredited NDIS provider that gives participants an online platform that enables them to employ their own support staff and assist with budgeting of their NDIS plan. “A lot of participants don’t realise what the NDIS means for them,” Mr Marks said. “This enables a participant of the NDIS to selfmanage their funding and go into an NDIS plan review with a complete budget of their care requirements.” Ten participants have already signed on, with another 17 using coordinated supports. 17 support workers are also involved. To find out more, visit www.abilityliving-myway. org.

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IGA closure

Ritchies IGA outlet at New Lambton will cease trading from its current premises for 3-4 months from July 1. With extensive works already undertaken in the rear carpark and the new building starting to take shape the builders will now move into the existing store to start the renovation work. In a statement shared in-store with customers Ritchies IGA state manager for NSW David Scully said “We expect to remain closed for a period of approximately 14 weeks and reopen with our state of the art Supermarket and Liquor store during October or November. “Building works don’t always go to plan and we will make every endeavour to re-open on schedule. We will be sure to keep the community posted with how we are progressing.” “We cannot wait to present you with our fantastic new supermarket and liquor store. The fresh food offerings will be our main feature and will include fresh baked breads and cakes, freshly cut local and imported cheeses, made in store delicious sushi and much, much more.” Mr Scully said in the statement.

Your local news is expanding... From July, Lambton & New Lambton Local will join with its sister publication Hamilton Local to become one bumper edition each month going to more suburbs than ever before. Readers, contributors and advertisers alike will benefit from more community news over more pages going to more homes every month. The new edition, known simply as The Local, will be letterbox delivered each month to more than 21,000 homes from Lambton, North Lambton, New Lambton and New Lambton Heights, throughout Hamilton and Broadmeadow and to Adamstown and Adamstown Heights. Some parts of Merewether and Jesmond will also be included in our delivery area. Our continuing thanks go to our readers, contributors and advertisers. Without your support and encouragement we could not bring this community news service to you.

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City’s newest ambassadogs Four pawsome Newcastle pooches will become poster pups for responsible dog ownership, after taking out a Newcastle City Council competition in May. Huxley the dachshund, Scout the collie and French bulldogs Vada and Duke have been immortalised in cartoon form for Council’s campaign to promote responsibility around dog ownership in the city. Over 600 entries were received through Council’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds during the competition, which were then judged by a panel of Council staff, Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen. The winning images were sent to local illustrator Judy Nadin, who has replicated the dogs for the campaign. The campaign highlights simple ways owners can be

(L to R) Canine stars Huxley, Scout and Vada with entourage more responsible for their dogs, including making sure the dog is microchipped and registered, placing your contact details on the dog’s collar, and keepingyour

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dog on a leash unless they are in a leash-free area. More tips and a list of leash-free areas can be found on Council’s website, www. newcastle.nsw.gov.au.


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Bypass design changes welcome

Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery MP, has welcomed the changes recently announced for Stage 5 of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass. In May, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) released an update on the plans for Stage 5 following feedback and submissions from Ms Hornery and local residents. The changes include the complete interchange for the John Hunter Hospital second entrance and improvements to the shared pathway at the Jesmond end of the Bypass. “These changes are very welcome and show that the RMS and the Minister for Roads have listened to the feedback given in submissions last year.” Ms Hornery said. “The changes to the shared bike and pedestrian pathway at the Jesmond end of the Bypass will allow cyclists and pedestrians a continuous journey. This previously would have seen the need to cross four sets of traffic lights. The John Hunter Hospital is a key hub for the Wallsend electorate but the traffic around there is a nightmare. A full interchange as part of Stage 5 was the best solution to this mounting crisis.” Ms Hornery added.

























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More exercise equipment planned A range of new outdoor exercise facilities has been proposed for Newcastle suburbs under a plan approved by Newcastle City Council for public feedback. Six individual fresh-air fitness stations are needed to help keep Novocastrians in shape over the next decade, according to the draft Outdoor Exercise Facility Strategy, in addition to four existing sites at Waratah West’s Braye Park, Islington Park, Lambton Park and Warabrook Wetlands Reserve. Camp Shortland, South Newcastle Beach, Cooks Hill’s Nesca Park, National Park in Newcastle West, Stockton’s Griffith Park and Fernleigh Track at Adamstown are among the proposed new hubs for chin-up bars, sit-up benches and other static apparatus to encourage muscle strength and cardio fitness. A number of other suburban areas may also be considered following feedback on the draft strategy during a month-long public exhibition period. “Outdoor exercise is growing in popularity, and I thank the many people in our community who have contacted Council to request more facilities across Newcastle,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said. “This strategy is a win for everyone who likes to exercise outdoors and also for areas of Newcastle that will get a boost from the daily

Outdoor exercise equipment in Lambton Park. Photo courtesy of Newcastle City Council presence of fitness enthusiasts. “I’m pleased that we’ve been able to identify park sites for outdoor exercise facilities in locations right across the City of Newcastle, with new equipment proposed for each of the four wards of the Newcastle.” “As well as healthier bodies, these will also encourage greater social interaction for better communities, so I urge Novocastrians to take a look at this draft strategy and to let us know their thoughts about our plan.” Improving equipment at existing sites, installing helpful signage

and developing a program of organised fitness and community activities linked to the facilities are all part of the plan now on public exhibition. The draft Outdoor Exercise Outdoor Exercise Facility Strategy is open for comment until Monday 20 June. You can view the strategy online at http://www.newcastle.nsw. gov.au/YourSayHard copies can be viewed at the Council Administration Centre, King Street, Newcastle, Newcastle Region Library and Wallsend District Library.

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Planning affordable living Floor space bonuses for developers are part of a plan Newcastle City Council has adopted to support the supply of affordable housing. In return for increased densities, developers will be required to build affordable homes that cost less than 30 per cent of household incomes, or support the supply of these dwellings for key workers through financial contributions, under the Newcastle Affordable Living Plan (NALP). The NALP identifies Islington, Mayfield, Hamilton, Broadmeadow and Adamstown as corridors for economic and housing renewal and intensification due to their access to existing services, retailers and public transport. “This plan has been developed in collaboration with a wide range of community stakeholders and lays the foundation for increasing the supply of affordable housing in Newcastle,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said. “Newcastle City Council recognises that access to secure, appropriate and affordable housing is not only a basic requirement for everyone, it’s crucial to creating an inclusive, dynamic and sustainable city. This plan focusses on actions that we can take to facilitate affordable living for our community. “It is up to all levels of government to work together to address housing affordability. “While social housing is the responsibility of the NSW Government, Council plays a role in supporting low-to-moderate income households by facilitating affordable housing through control plans, advocacy and prudent planning for non-shelterrelated affordable living outcomes, such as access to transport, jobs, education and services.”


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Other commitments in the NALP include monitoring the supply of housing and working with the NSW Government to implement an effective urban development program. The Department of Planning and Community Services defines affordable housing as permanent accommodation for low-to-moderate income households that’s priced to allow them to meet other basic living costs. Affordable housing is typically reserved for key workers who provide essential services, such as emergency response and education, and sees mortgages or rents capped at 30 per cent of gross household income.

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L to R: Sue Odgers and Steve Cucumanovski owners of Elders Real Estate with Tammy Russell of Lambton Residents Group

Lambton Residents Group and local businesses have come together recently in order to beautify the streetscape of Elder Street. A number of planter boxes, installed some years ago through a Council grant, were looking a little worse for wear and the Residents Group approached local businesses to get their support to rejuvenate them. The group planned gardening bees over consecutive Sundays in April and May. “We had a good turn out of volunteers from among the Residents Group members. Some glorious autumn weather helped!” said co-ordinator Tammy Russell. A number businesses including Elders Real Estate, Lambton Grocer and Marlins Takeaway supported the purchase of plants and potting mixture to renew the planter boxes and kerbed garden areas. “It’s great to know when something needs to be done that local businesses will jump in without hesitation to support our efforts.” Tammy added.

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The Quiz

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I’ve recently relocated my driving school from Sydney to the Newcastle area. I’m pleased to be your local driving instructor in the Lambton and New Lambton area. For a limited time I’m offering some great introductory specials for new clients. You can save up to 18% on our regular prices.

Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner, Chhadavy Tep of Florida Ave, New Lambton. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery photo was the play equipment at Jesmond Park. You’ll find the answers to this month’s questions within the pages of this issue. Question 1 On what date was the turning of the first sod of the New Lambton colliery? Question 2 What is the name of the NDIS service provider that Robert Marks has established? Question 3 What is the title of the book to be discussed at the first Lambton Book Club meeting? Question 4 How long have Piggott’s Pharmacies been serving the Newcastle community? Question 5 What are the names of the three dogs selected to be poster pups for Council’s responsible dog ownership campaign? Question 6 In which local park would you find the play equipment pictured below?

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Book Club starts in July at Tearooms In collaboration with Newcastle City Council Libraries and Lambton Residents Group, a local book club is starting in July. Monthly meetings will be held from 10-11am, on the first Tuesday of each month, commencing Tuesday 3 July. The venue is the Lambton Park Tea Rooms and numbers are limited to 10 people. A Library staff member will attend the first meeting to explain more about book clubs and how they operate. A set book will be discussed each month with members encouraged to bring along their personal favourite for the December meeting. There will be no January meeting. The first book to be discussed is The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley. This is the story of artist, Elizabeth Gould, who spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds.

However, her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould, a demanding and ambitious genius.

as wife, helpmate, and mother, to an ever-growing brood of children. She defies convention by embarking on an expedition to collect and illustrate Australia’s ‘curious’ birdlife. The book is available to Lambton Book Club members from Lambton Library. Members should use their library card and state they are part of the Lambton Book Club. Although numbers for this book club are limited to 10 people, anyone can start a book club (contact your local library for more information). Currently across Newcastle, book clubs are operating on different The Birdman’s Wife by days and during the evening. Melissa Ashley is the first To register your interest in the book to be discussed by the Lambton Book Club, please email new Lambton Book Club lambtonresidents@gmail.com Elizabeth was a woman ahead of including ‘Lambton Book Club’ in her time, juggling the demands the subject line. of her artistic life with her roles




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Village Chamber

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Exciting news An Award Winning Team! L to R: Sue Odgers, Steve Cucumanovski and Michelle Hancock

Elders Real Estate Lambton are the award winning team you want on your side when it comes to buying, selling and property manegement. We were again awarded for the Highest Growth Office across all Elders offices in NSW and ACT. That's the 3rd consecutive year we've been in the Top 3 offices out of 47! We are also very proud to have taken out Property Manager of the Year Award (NSW and ACT) going to Michelle Hancock.

In accepting these awards co-owners Sue Odgers and Steve Cucumanovski, franchise owners with Elders Real Estate for 15 years, said "It's a real pleasure to work hard for our clients. We know hard work brings results and these awards show that to be true."

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"As the only local agent with more than 40 years of continuous business in Elder Street Lambton, people know and trust us. That's a trust we never take for granted"

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from Elders… Introducing our new salesperson…

Scott Richardson A little about me… I am a born and bred Novocastrian, having lived in the local area my entire life. I am passionate about Newcastle and all it has to offer. When not working I love spending time with family and friends, or playing sport, in particular cricket, soccer and golf. Prior to starting with Elders my working life revolved around the property industry, having spent over 20 years in architecture at one of Newcastle’s leading international architecture firms. I have gained an extensive knowledge of both residential and commercial property and can assist with design or sales related matters. Over the years I have worked with local area Councils, project managers, builders, consultants and suppliers, to achieve the best possible results for my clients. My knowledge of property should give you peace of mind that you are getting the best possible advice. I am excited about the opportunity to build a long relationship with you built on open and honest communication, and trust. If you want someone who knows what they are selling, please give me a call! CONTACT Scott Richardson Mobile: 0407 432614 Office: 02 4952 3744 Email: scott@elderslambton.com.au

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That was then, this is now

New Lambton Colliery “In the depths of the bush, about half a mile to the south of the rising and flourishing township of Lambton, there was celebrated, on Thursday last, an event of no ordinary interest and importance.” Thus began a Newcastle Chronicle report on the ‘turning of the first sod’ of the New Lambton colliery on 25 June 1868. James and Alexander Brown were mining coal from the ‘Old Dog and Rat’ pit in East Lambton when they had a lucky break in 1868. On learning that the owners of Lambton colliery had failed to make payments on a mining lease, the Browns quickly stepped in and bought the mineral rights for 265 acres in the area we now know as New Lambton.

by Lachlan Wetherall

They immediately investigated the potential of their acquisition by commencing a trial shaft in April 1868. In June, at a depth of 100 feet, a good payable seam of coal was found and the Browns committed to developing a colliery at a cost of £10,000. To inaugurate their new venture the Browns invited their employees and local dignitaries to a ceremony at the site on 25 June 1868. Two barrels of ale which had previously been conveyed to the ground, were at once tapped, speeches made, and the assembled company called upon to drink “Success to the New Lambton Colliery”. Success came quickly, a new working shaft 16 feet in diameter was sunk, an engine house erected

and a railway constructed to convey coal to the port. The colliery attracted miners and their families, and a town began to grow. Just a year later New Lambton was described as “going ahead, and buildings of all descriptions are multiplying fast.” By 1884 the payable coal was exhausted, and the Brown’s moved on to establish other mines. The pit closed, but the town endured. The Chronicle was correct in asserting that the event celebrated 150 years ago was of no ordinary importance, for it marked the birth of New Lambton. You can view these photos and more details at www.lachlanwetherall. com/then-and- now

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Major T S Parrott’s 1893 map of Newcastle showing the railway and a shaft of the New Lambton colliery. National Library of Australia.

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Dalton P A R T N E R S


Matters with Lisa Macklin of Dalton Partners Real Estate, New Lambton

Low interest rates. Is it time to grow your portfolio?

Australians – we’re a nation who love building wealth using property investment. In fact, a staggering 1 in 7 of us are property investors – but less than a quarter of investors have more than one property in their name. Whilst having one investment property is a terrific way to begin building wealth, developing a property portfolio using the power of equity is where real security lies.

The incredible interest rates are just the incentive needed to encourage landlords to purchase further investment properties. Considering building your property portfolio further? First, take time to meet with your broker to ascertain how much you may be able to invest. Hopefully, you’ll have purchased your first investment property well and equity will have grown within it – giving you additional buying power now. Once you’ve got a budget set, remove emotion from the equation. An investment property needs to stack up financially rather than emotionally. A property you’d never choose to live in (because of its size or location) can still prove a sound investment, offering great capital growth or monthly return. Tell your property manager that you are considering expanding your portfolio: they may be able to direct you to properties that match your brief very closely. Once you’ve found a property you’d like to buy, get an estimate on rental return. It pays to take your time here, as the shock of not being able to lease your property at the rate you’ve been anticipating can put a serious dent in your portfolio - building dreams. The time is now – with our national population growing and interest rates at incredible lows, building your property portfolio makes great sense.

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Shirley and Chris Piggott c.1970s

25 YEARS OF BLACKBUTT PHARMACY WITH CHRIS & SHIRLEY PIGGOTT In October 1970, Chris & Shirley Piggott bought the then ‘Kotara Pharmacy’ from Jim & Natalie Borthwick. Jim Borthwick was an interesting pharmacist who had pharmacies in Adamstown, Lambton as well as Orchardtown Road, New Lambton. The Pharmacy and most of the local houses were built by well-known builder Bill Hudson in 1951 and Bill still runs an account at the Pharmacy. As the Kotara district grew towards Garden City, the Pharmacy and other Orchardtown Road businesses changed their names to ‘Blackbutt’ to reflect a local identity. Both Shirley and Chris are qualified pharmacists. Shirley may have been less in the public gaze as the Mother to four children but she capably handles all the accounting and financial side of the business. Initially the Piggott’s lived upstairs in the flat above the Pharmacy, but as the family grew, they moved to Warner’s Bay firstly and now back to just 500m from the shop on the edge of Blackbutt Reserve. Petrina Piggott, the eldest, was born just 5 weeks after her parents purchased the business. Petrina (24 yrs) is now a qualified pharmacist and takes over the role of managing the Pharmacy just on 25 years after her parents bought it. Andrew Piggott (23) is in his final year of Surveying at Newcastle University. The younger two children, Anthony (15) and Skye (13) are still at High School. All of the staff at Blackbutt Pharmacy have been with the Piggott’s quite a long time. Yvonne Roberts, started in 1971, now has a secretarial role - quite different to her role

as dispensary assistant initially. Susan O’Hara is the face everyone knows. Sue, is shop manager and in charge of buying the huge variety of stock the Pharmacy is well known for. Sue started with the Piggott’s straight out of school at the ‘ripe-ol’ age of 15. Betty Blatt (pharmacist) has been one or two days a week plus relieving for holidays for 6 years. Lyn Pearce manages the cosmetics, fragrances and accounting systems has been at ‘Blackbutt’ for 6 years. Toni Saxon (6 years at ‘Blackbutt’) is in charge of giftwear and creates the lovely window displays that appeal as you enter Blackbutt Shopping Village. Both Yvonne and Toni now have their daughters , Wendy and Shame following the tradition by working on Saturdays at the Pharmacy. The Newcastle Earthquake of 1989 had a devastating effect in the Blackbutt Centre. Charlestown Square was an opportunity that allowed the ‘Piggott’s’ to expand to a second Pharmacy in 1979. Having two Pharmacies allowed combined buying to benefit both and also training and developing team members. Some 32 staff are employed between both shops. Chris had sporting, church and Rotary involvements alongside his Pharmacy interests that culminated in his being President of the Newcastle & Hunter Valley Pharmacists Association. Chris also had all his Pharmacists trained in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicines to lead in the thirst for knowledge that the public require to stay healthy. Small business is important to local communities - that is where you know your local retailers by name and they know you. It is the human side that contrasts so vividly against big, impersonal businesses. No where do you see that personal touch better than at Blackbutt and to hear Chris crack a joke or read poems with the locals he loves. (Article originally published 1995) Grant Kenny draws Bali winner with Chris Piggott, 1986



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Article featuring Shirley Piggott published in the Newcastle Morning Herald, 1974.


Christopher and Shirley Piggott met in Sydney University whilst studying Pharmacy. They got married and moved to Newcastle where they bought their first pharmacy in Blackbutt in 1970 from Mr Borthwick, with Shirley 8 months pregnant. The Piggott family lived in an apartment above the Pharmacy for 3 years with Chris and Shirley alternating Pharmacist, management, accounting and parenting roles! When Charlestown Square opened in 1979, Chris opened a Soul Pattinson Pharmacy. It was soon to be one of the busiest pharmacies in the Hunter region. Chris was a big personality and became well known in the town, especially with regular radio and TV appearances. Chris and Shirley eventually had 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Nobody would have foretold that 3 of them would later follow in their parents footsteps and became Pharmacists. The one son who instead studied Surveying, later fell in love and married an Austrian Pharmacist! After owning a number of pharmacies, Chris slowly sold them to semi-retire but he kept his beloved Piggott’s Pharmacy Blackbutt.

It was 2009 when the youngest children, Skye and Anthony, took over the family business. Anthony, now the driving force, quickly expanded in Hamilton, Hamilton South, Branxton and Lambton with the help of his brother, and wife Sandra, and great pharmacists Lee Grundy and Brett Plumb as business partners. Anthony is very active in the local community and the pharmacy community alike. He is well entrenched in providing traditional pharmacy values, genuine care, and quality service and advice. When you go to a Piggott’s Pharmacy you will feel a warm welcome from staff who love their job. We invite you and your family to visit us or call us should you need any trusted health advice. Piggott’s Pharmacy has been serving the Newcastle Community for almost 50 years with personal service and care. Piggott’s Pharmacy is not a generic brand, we are a local family pharmacy caring for your family and community. Piggott’s Pharmacy have engaging and happy staff members, who value each and every customer. Caring service is what we strive to provide, with a smile. You are welcome to challenge our claim by visiting any Piggott’s Pharmacy - When you experience the difference, you will be glad you did! Piggott’s Pharmacy staff have always enjoyed being a part of the Piggott family. These values are reflected in their delivering happy and caring service to their customers.

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Matters by Ronnie Wall of Wall Legal, New Lambton

What is Land Tax?

value used to determine your land tax liability will generally be the average of the land value for the current tax year and the land values for the previous two years. The value is not calculated on “the market value” of the property, which would include the house and any other improvements constructed on the land. If the total value of your taxable land is greater than the threshold, you will need to register for land tax with Revenue NSW. For 2018 the threshold is $629,000.00. Once you register, Revenue NSW will send you an Assessment Notice which will include a summary of your land holdings and will show you if you have a land tax liability. Calculations may differ for related Companies, or Trusts. Surcharge land tax, in additional to general land tax, may also be applied to foreign owners. When you sell your property, you will be required to provide a Land Tax Clearance Certificate to your purchaser. If there is a land tax charge recorded on the land, this will need to be paid on or before settlement. If you believe that you may have a land tax liability, register today to avoid a nasty surprise in the future.

If you own, or jointly own, multiple properties in NSW you may have to pay land tax. This depends on what land you own, what it is used for and the combined value of the land at 31 December in each year. This may include vacant land, a holiday home, a residential investment property, commercial property or land leased from the State or Local Government. There are some exemptions to land tax. These generally include your own home, known as your principal place of residence, as well as your farm, or primary production land. Provided for general information only. Purchasers The Valuer General provides values of land to should seek legal advice based on their individual Revenue NSW annually for land tax purposes. The circumstances.

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Chat with Amanda Heidke of The Tai Chi Centre

Are Qigong and Tai Chi (Taijiquan) the same thing?

Tai Chi and Qigong are both ancient Chinese healing arts and while they have a lot in common they are distinct practices. Before we look at each of them we need to have at least a basic understanding of Qi (pronounced chee). The Chinese word Qi means “air” or “breath” and refers to the circulating life force or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe. When Qi is flowing unobstructed through our body, we feel healthy and balanced but if our Qi is blocked we become unwell.

When we put the word “Qi” together with the word “Gong” which refers to accomplishment through training, you see that Qigong is training to cultivate our internal energies, our life force. When practising Qigong each movement is repeated a number of times depending on the particular Qigong set. The movements are not as circular as the Tai Chi forms but they both benefit our health by channelling Qi. Qigong practise enhances breathing and encourages the relaxation of mind and body, and whilst it is used to increase power it does not involve any fighting techniques. Unlike the repeating postures of Qigong forms, Tai Chi forms comprise of a series of slow, circular, continuous movements to stimulate the energy that releases blockages and allows the Qi to flow. In terms of martial art application, Tai Chi focuses on selfdefence and the maintenance of physical and mental health. Tai Chi is about mental and physical ‘oneness’ and Qigong is for energy cultivation and circulation. All our classes incorporate both Tai Chi and Qigong disciplines to help students of all ages and physical abilities to improve and maintain good health and increase their vitality.




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FITNESS Matters with Ali & Dan Marshall of Corefit Newcastle

The most baffling excuse

There are generally two reasons why people object to stepping up and making a commitment to their health. #1 – Financial and #2 – Time Number 1 is understandable, especially if funds are tight or a particular service doesn’t fit the budget. Number 2 however, always leaves us baffled. Some of us work longer hours, there are kids to care for, and life can be hectic to the point where we feel like we can’t take a breath. But the truth is you don’t manage time, time just ticks along the same each day for all of us. Only you have the ability to manage your focus and activities. Which requires planning.

Good planning isn’t just thinking about what you plan to do, but involves committing blocked time to make it happen. This will force you to review the other commitments and constraints on your calendar and in your life. It will mean reviewing your priorities and adjusting your schedule to be in-line with them and having to make some tough calls about how you SPEND your time. Unlike money, when we spend time we don’t get it back. Not even Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, can buy back time. So really it comes down to this… How can we expect to change the outcome of our health, unless we make time? And more importantly, what’s the alternative? For us, time is really just an excuse. But at the end of the day, excuses are just justifications we make to ourselves to make ourselves feel better. It gives us a justified out. So how do you succeed? 1. Eliminate time as a justified excuse 2. Block YOU time each week for regular activity 3. Make your health a priority and you can’t fail

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HEALTH Matters with Sara Knight of The Gut Clinic

HAVE YOU GOT THE Getting right magnesium recently came to me for help with her diarrhoea. GUT TO BE HEALTHY? AIt client had been getting progressively worse over the last

18 months. So much so, she always had a spare set of clothes with her. Thinking it was a food intolerance, she had dwindled her repertoire of foods down to a bare minimum. And she was still suffering from numerous bouts of diarrhoea daily. Turns out she was taking a poor-quality magnesium supplement. The form of magnesium was predominantly magnesium oxide and with quite a few fillers and additives. In addition, she was taking a large dose all at once. After stopping the magnesium, within 4 days her diarrhoea had decreased substantially. Within two weeks her digestion was back to normal. Solely due to the magnesium supplement. ● IBS ● SIBO Magnesium is mineral powerhouse in the body. Although most commonly associated with relaxing ● Intolerance Testing muscles and the mind, recent research indicates that it is needed in about 600 different functions in the body. Although important in the body, it is equally important to get the right form. Magnesium oxide and sulphate are not absorbed well in the body - so much so that they make a great laxative, as my client found out. Chelate, glycinate, bi-glycinate and citrate are better absorbed. Glycinate and bi-glycinate are known to be quite relaxing as the glycine is a calming amino acid. Join the GutHealth 30 on Facebook You should be having about 400mg of magnesium and receive free daily tips and hints daily. Look to increase the following foods to help for keeping your gut healthy you achieve this target: dark leafy green vegetables, dark chocolate, avocado, pumpkin seeds, almonds and banana. Naturopath | Medical Herbalist | Counsellor Finally, to further increase the your absorption of magnesium, take two hours away from zinc, calcium Find us at Unit 9/12 Alma Rd, New Lambton and iron supplements. The right magnesium in the right form is great for many issues; anxiety, muscle cramps, headaches, insomnia, www.saraknight.com.au hypertension to name but a few.

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VET Chat

by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic

Speaking Kiwi

This month Vet Chat comes to you from Auckland – a great opportunity to talk about New Zealand’s native bird, the gorgeous flightless Kiwi. Kiwis are nocturnal birds and it is wise to look out for them when you are travelling on the roads in this beautiful country. Before people arrived in New Zealand there were estimated to be around 12 million kiwis. Kiwis are classified into five species, with the smallest weighing little more than a kilo, and the largest around 3kg, the size of a domestic chicken.

Kiwis are by far the smallest of the ratite birds, a group which includes emus, ostriches, cassowaries and the extinct New Zealand moa. They are actually most closely related to an extinct ratite bird from Madagascar called an elephant bird, and they are more closely genetically related to emus than to moas, which raises all sorts of questions about how flightless birds distributed themselves around the globe before we were watching them! Maori settlers arrived by boat in the 13th century and kiwis and moas were hunted extensively for their skin, meat and feathers. Sadly the giant moas became extinct around that time but it wasn’t until the advent of the Europeans who brought with them introduced predators and competitors that the Kiwi numbers dwindled to almost extinction. This century has marked a resurgence in numbers of kiwis, as introduced pest species (rats, cats, stoats, weasels and possums to name a few) have been the target of strict controls in New Zealand. New Zealand’s biosecurity measures, with the advantage of being carried out on islands of manageable size, are world renowned, and New Zealand experts are often called in to assist with biosecurity issues elsewhere. Go New Zealand!

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Matters by Lee Clements of Sensom Health & Wellbeing

Are you investing wisely?

Invest verb - to put money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage; advantage noun - a condition giving a greater chance of success (Cambridge English Dictionary). There has been much in the news lately about ‘investment’, with the behaviour of the banks and the practices they have employed to extract as much as they possibly can from our ‘investments’, government’s talk of ‘investing in the future’,

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and debate about our ‘super’ as an ‘investment’ for retirement, should we achieve it. We have been encouraged to ‘invest’ wisely, with the many ‘advantages’ of doing so delivered passionately. This is all well and good and indeed an important element in our lives. But I wonder if we might be neglecting the one thing we really should be investing in, the one thing that gives us the best chance of having a happy life, of being successful in life – our own wellbeing. After all such an investment undoubtedly gives us the greatest chance of being healthy and happy. Such investment restores balance to our lives, reducing the stress and anxiety that the big bad world has a habit of sleep walking us into. To invest wisely in ourselves, the first step is a recognition that we actually do need to invest in ourselves. Take a moment to list all the things that are happening in your life and which ones can be deleted or put on hold to allow the time to invest in ‘self’. Then explore the opportunities that exist that will help you achieve the successful outcomes in your health and wellbeing you would like to see. Just a single hour of yoga, meditation, massage or floatation each week for example will transform the way you feel. As the ads often say ‘Why Wait, Invest Today!’

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Matters by Dr Stuart Edser

Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

Depression - when to seek professional help

We know that many depressions will ultimately work themselves out over a period of time. But not all do. My rule of thumb is that if you have not seen any change, ie., any lift in your mood after three months (12 weeks), it may be time to seek professional help. But is that the only criterion by which to judge seeking help? Recently, well-known American psychologist, depression specialist Dr Michael Yapko, has been visiting Australia teaching clinicians more about how depression works. Here are his six pointers for

individuals on when to seek help. 1. If you are having suicidal thoughts or feelings; 2. When feeling ‘stuck,’ overwhelmed or hopeless; 3.When lacking support to test your personal experience against reality and have no clear sense of direction; 4. BEFORE it reaches a crisis point; 5. When potentially life-changing decisions must be made with clarity; 6. When adversely affecting others. Seeking help, especially if you’ve never seen a psychologist before, can seem a little daunting. But in reality, you will probably find it a great relief. First, you get to sit down with someone expert and experienced and get things off your chest, if you want to. You don’t get judged, but you do get heard. Secondly, the psychologist will ascertain with you just how your depression is manifesting itself in you. Depression can be quite different for different people. Finally, your psychologist can customise a treatment plan to your particular needs for the healing process to best work out in your case. If you do need assistance, don’t put it off. Many folk say that if they had their time over again, they would seek help earlier than what they did. It’s worth a thought.

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AGE Matters with Joseph McCarthy CEO of NovaCare Community Services

Community carers... It’s OK to have a break!

As a carer for an older person at home, you hold a critical role in helping them maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life. However, to ensure that you can continue your caring role, it’s important to take breaks for your own health and wellbeing. It could be a coffee date with friends, time out shopping or relaxing with Tai Chi. Respite enables some people to keep going to work. Respite might involve a break of a few hours, an overnight stay or a longer period. It may be arranged

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on a regular basis or for an emergency (e.g., the carer may need hospital treatment). It is hard to be the primary carer, and also hard for the person being cared for. Respite care supports your emotional and physical needs, while making sure that your family member continues to receive the highest standard of personalised care. In home respite means staff come to your home during the day, night or on weekends. The advantage of this is minimal disruption to the care recipient’s routine. Respite of two weeks or more is usually arranged in a residential aged care home. There are also a small number of overnight respite cottages across Australia that provide both day and overnight respite for one to several nights. This style of respite is normally in smaller home-like environments. Newcastle’s only overnight respite cottage is Ailsa Craig Cottage located in Lindsay Street Hamilton. It is an architecturally designed, recently renovated 4-bedroom cottage. My observation is that carers are often unaware of the respite options, which may be accessed as a private client or through a Home Care Package. I would encourage you to take a break as your wellbeing is crucial to the person you support.


Chat by Ryan Samuels and Lani Stokes

of Poke Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Centre, Lambton

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a painful overuse injury that affects the lateral (outer) elbow and develops gradually over time. The primary tissues involved in tennis elbow are the forearm extensor muscle group and the common extensor tendon. The forearm extensor muscles travel from the back of the wrist and join at the common extensor tendon which is located at the outside of the elbow. Repetitive contraction of the forearm muscles during hand and forearm activities can shorten the extensor muscles, causing strain and micro-tears in the common extensor tendon. The strain and micro-tearing of the tendon eventually develops into pain and swelling at

the site of attachment on the outer elbow. Individuals that suffer from tennis elbow will often experience tenderness and pain at the outer elbow, which can radiate from the outside of the elbow down the forearm. Some may also develop pain and weakness when opening jars, using a screwdriver, playing racket sports, or shaking hands. Despite its name “tennis elbow” often affects people who do not play tennis. Those most at risk are those whose jobs or activities involve repetitive use of the hands and forearms such as: carpenters, weightlifters, crossfitters, office and construction workers. Like all forms of tendinitis and tendinopathies, the best way to manage tennis elbow is to avoid it. Below are two tips to help prevent tennis elbow. Prevention Stretching Develop a daily stretching routine that targets the muscles of the hands, forearms, upper arms and shoulders. Rest days Take days off from activities that can aggravate the condition. If you perform repetitive tasks that involve gripping or typing during the week try and avoid these activities and tasks on your days off. If the pain from your tennis elbow continues to persist book into see one of our Acupuncturists at Poke Acupuncture.


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Matters by Chris Stevens CPA Partner at GC Accountants, Lambton

Happy new (financial) year As you prepare for the new financial year, taking action using these simple tips can help you make sure your finances are on the right track for the year ahead. Regardless of your financial standing or the stage of life you’re in, conducting regular financial health checks is a smart way of fine-tuning your life goals

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and creating wealth – and there is no better time than the end of the financial year to do it. Reset your goals Things change in life and work – and your financial plans need to reflect this. Perhaps you want to ramp up your savings, change your investment strategy or pay particular attention to cutting your debt this financial year. Start your health check by rethinking your short and long-term goals. Make them specific, but realistic – and write them down so you have extra motivation to see them become a reality. Work closely with a financial adviser during this process to get the best outcomes for your lifestyle and financial circumstances. Redraft your budget Perhaps you bought a new car, some new shares or will start to pay higher costs for child care in the coming year. These types of triggers can have an impact on your finances and they need to be factored in to ensure your budget works well for you. It’s obvious, but make sure you update your budget to reflect all your income, including any investment dividends or pensions, and outline all your regular payments. Use this opportunity to review your bills and spending, identifying any non-essential costs that you could cut down on. Examine your investment objectives A sound financial health check should always include a reassessment of your investment objectives. With the help of a financial adviser, you need to determine your short and long-term goals so an investment strategy can be devised to achieve each aim. Positions can shift quickly for a range of reasons, so review your investment portfolio with a financial adviser. Any changes you make to improve your financial position can help put you on the path to a more positive future. The start of a new financial year is the perfect time to give yourself the gift of a better financial future. Set aside some time and focus on these important financial checks – and once you’ve taken stock, take advantage of the expertise a financial adviser provides. We are here to help you.

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Matters by Brett Plumb Pharmacist at Piggott’s Pharmacy Lambton

Old age is 10 years older than you are

While this may be a quaint adage, it highlights that we generally only think of other people as being ‘old’. Officially there are ages when we are deemed to be a ‘senior’ or an older Australian. For example, Seniors Cards are provided to people aged 60 and not working more than a set numbers of hours per week in paid employment. From a health and medical point of view you are generally considered ‘senior’ after the age of 65. Australians are also living longer and the country has an


ageing population. People aged 70 and over currently account for about 10 per cent of the population and by 2050 this is expected to increase to 20 per cent. Living longer is a great thing, but we also need to remain healthy to enjoy our longer lives to their fullest. Lifestyle changes can minimise the risk of these problems occurring, but medicines are often the best way to manage the symptoms of these conditions. In fact, the oldest 10 per cent of the population use more than 20 per cent of all prescribed medicines. The good news is that as the population ages worldwide, we are also getting healthier. A US study has shown that on average, elderly people are growing healthier, happier and more independent. Another report in New Scientist magazine has found that diseases usually associated with old age are affecting fewer people and, when they do strike, it is much later in life. Regardless of our age or physical condition, we benefit when we take control of our health. This includes making informed decisions based on the advice of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. To stay in control and be better informed about ageing Ask Piggotts! Brett Plumb


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A little work can reduce travel costs

Travel is personal. For example, we prefer to avoid all-inclusive offers opting instead to control every possible aspect, which we believe gives us flexibility and competitive costs. Of all the tricks for keeping travel expenses down, probably the best tips centre on careful airport selection - especially if you are flying into Europe. We try to select an arrival airport with lower taxes and operating costs, where the savings are passed to travellers. If possible, we avoid Heathrow airport in London,

which is sometimes described as one of the most expensive airports to fly into. Instead, we’ve flown into Athens, Berlin and even Paris, from where you can get low-cost fares to the UK. Colleagues also recommend Moscow and Warsaw. We use comparison websites like Skyscanner to carefully compare airline prices at various airports and work it out from there. Sometimes, you can also reduce costs with wise accommodation choices. For example, last year we visited Venice, Italy for a brief one-day stay. Rather than pay the cost of accommodation near the gorgeous Venician canals, we decided instead to stay on the mainland at Venice Mestre. A good quality hotel there was about one-third the price of accommodation on the island - and we were only a 15 minute train ride from the famous canals. We were also only a few Euros from the Marco Polo airport by local AVTO bus. We saved a lot of money and maintained a good level of accommodation, yet were only two train stops from the heart of the beautiful Italian city. For additional travel tips and information, follow Ian and Sue Roberts online at www.memorabledestination. com or on Instagram at memorable_destination

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Little Locals... This month in Little Locals we feature two local junior football (soccer) clubs. The featured teams are the Lambton Jaffas Under 7s and the New Lambton FC Under 7 Rosellas. The teams met recently on a sunny Saturday morning at Regent Park, New Lambton. Now in their second year of playing together, according to their respective coaches, both squads have really improved on their skills. Great sportmanship was on display throughout the game and the crowd of parents and friends cheered them on from the sidelines. Congratulations Rosellas and Jaffas on an entertaining game. For more information on local junior football clubs go to: http:// newcastlefootball.com.au/ourclubs/


Above: Lambton Jaffas Riley and Flynn work together in offence while New Lambton’s Henry is in pursuit

Above left: The New Lambton Under 7 Rosellas back row (L to R) Aiden, Harrison, Jaxon, Will and coach Todd, front row (L to R) Oliver, Henry and Harrison (absent: Quinn) Above right: The Lambton Under 7 Jaffas (L to R) Bowie, Flynn, Nate, Riley, Jack, Brisan and coach Tim (absent: Isaac) Page 40 > Lambton & New Lambton Local > June 2018

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Above left: Harrison gets a clear shot on goal; Above right: Jack leads the way up field for Lambton; Below left: Harrison and Oliver showing great ball skills; Below right: Will makes solid contact with the ball.

If you would like to see your junior sports team featured here next month ask your coach or team manager to get in touch with Lambton & New Lambton Local on 0455 210 000 or by email at mark@lambtonlocal.com Lambton & New Lambton Local > June 2018 > Page 41

Local & Live entertainment this month Lizotte’s

Newcastle Theatre Co.

Fri 1 The Eagles Show Sat 2 Richard Clapton Sun 3 Richard Clapton Tues 5 UniMusic at Lizottes Wed 6 Live N Local Thu 7 Perch Creek Fri 8 Precious - The Chrissy Hynde Story Sat 9 The Martini Lounge Live Blues and Burlesque Show Sun 10 Eric Bogle Alive & Pickin Tour and special Guest Ami Williamson (lunch) Killer Queen (dinner) Wed 13 Daniel Champagne Thu 14 The Legendary Altan Fri 15 19 Twenty Sat 16 Don’t Change - The INXS Story Sun 17 Brothers3 (lunch) Gretta Ziller Andrew Swift and Lyn Bowtell (dinner) Wed 20 Standing On Shaky Ground Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy Fundraiser Thu 21 Macquarie College Fri 22 Amber Lawrence w/ special guest Sat 23 ABBASBACK Sun 24 A Tribute to Roy Orbison Mon 25 Merewether High Wed 27 Live N Local Thu 28 Mirusia Fri 29 Raiding Party Reunion and CD Launch Sat 30 Bowie Unzipped

Playhouse Creatures

Blackbutt Hotel

Fri 1 Sat 2 Sat 9 Sat 16 Fri 22 Sat 23

Mark Wells Trio The Associates Overload Captain Risky Tom Quigley VDUBS

Duke of Wellington Hotel Fri 1 Sat 2 Fri 8 Sat 9 Fri 15 Sat 16 Fri 22 Sat 23 Fri 29 Sat 30

Kempy Dean Kyrwood Duo Matt Scullion Phonic Duo Kyle Cartner Prestige Inc Duo Rox Frick-n-Orson Dave Carter Jungle Kings Duo

Hotel Jesmond Fri 1 Fri 8 Fri 15 Fri 22 Fri 29

The Remedy Alias Core Duo The New Cool Crawfish Stew

Lambton Park Hotel Fri 1 Holly Mae Fri 8 DJ Perry Carter Fri 15 Grant Walmsley Unplugged Fri 22 AQWA

by April de Angelis Directed by John McFadden Sat 2 8pm Sun 3 2pm Wed 6 8pm Fri 8 8pm Sat 9 2pm and 8pm Wed 13 8pm Fri 15 8pm Sat 16 8pm

Northumberland Hotel Fri 1 Fri 8 Fri 15 Fri 22 Fri 29

Aaron Hood Brien McVernon Mick Boogard Aaron Hipwell The Instigators

Wests New Lambton Fri 1 Fri 1 Sat 2 Fri 9 Sat 10 Fri 15

Cash Only - The Johnny Cash Tribute The Rattle Rubber Bullet Jade Holland Trio 2GoodReasons Shivoo

Sat 16 Sat 16 Fri 22 Sat 23 Fri 29 Sat 30

Songs of James Taylor and Carole King The Rumour Trio The Smarts Marissa+2 Tre Soul Trio Rock Factor

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Page 42 > Lambton & New Lambton Local > June 2018

This month in the news Compiled by Sjanie Griffiths using the resources of trove.nla.gov.au

News stories from around the local area for the month of June through the years: 1. Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tuesday 6 June 1876 2. Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners’ Advocate, Saturday 29 May 1915. 3. Newcastle Sun, Tuesday 26 June 1928 4. Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners’ Advocate, Wednesday 13 June 1951. 1.




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Local Community Group Notices CHILDREN & FAMILIES MAINLY MUSIC Mainly Music is a music program for 0-5 yr olds and their caregivers. It runs Wednesdays 9:3011:30 am during school terms at the Anglican Church Hall, cnr Oxford & Cromwell Street, New Lambton Cost is $5 per family. Call Beck Bishop 0416149633 for more info. HOME-START FAMILY SERVICES Home-Start is a voluntary service offering support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under 5 where the parents are experiencing difficulty in their parenting roles or are under stress. For information about volunteering or Home-Start services ph 4952 9488 or go to: www.homestartaustralia.org/

COMMUNITY GROUPS 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. No RSVP needed. For more information email: lambtonresidents@gmail. com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS ROTARY CLUB OF WARATAH Our Rotary Club is keen to welcome all new members and visitors, and encourages “Service above Self” – our Rotary motto. Our primary focus is through service to the local community and our youth. Join us for dinner and meet our active members. Meetings are held each Monday from 6:15pm to 8pm at Memories Function Centre, Harris Street, Wallsend. Contact President Madeleine Atkins on 0447 523 221 or email madeleineatkins@bigpond.com for more information. Page 44 > Lambton & New Lambton Local > June 2018

HOBBIES & INTERESTS SOCIETY OF ARTISTS NEWCASTLE Linda MacAulay’s Master Acrylics Workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday 23-24 June at the Society of Artists Newcastle in Lambton Park, Lambton. Linda is a guest artist on TV’s ‘Colour Your Life’. Acrylics offer artists a huge range of methods and are extremely versatile with the various mediums Linda is introducing to the workshop further details please contact jennigand@bigpond.com

ALPHA TOASTMASTERS CLUB Come along to a meeting and learn how you can speak with confidence and improve your communication skills. Meetings are each Monday night at 6 for 6.15pm start Alder Park Sports Club, 132 Bridges Road New Lambton. More details are available at www.alphatoastmasters. org.au Email: enquiries@alphatoastmasters.org. au You’ll be amazed at how your leadership and confidence will grow.

NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. Newcastle Family History Society, formed in 1983, has its library and research centre in the Mechanics Institute Building, 68 Elder Street, Lambton. Visitors are welcome to use the resources there for their family research, and to join members for their regular meetings and activities. During winter General Meetings start at 2pm on the first Tuedsay of the month. On Saturday 16th June, the Society will join Gloucester District Historical Society at 1.30 pm in the Historical Museum, Gloucester, to launch the latest Society publication “Copeland Goldfield NSW History &Heritage Cemetery”, by Heather Ling, Margaret Robson, Wendy Swan and Gloria Higginbottom. For bookings (by 8th June, please), and further information contact Heather Ling on 4948 9113, or visit the Library during its normal opening hours 1 pm to 3.30 pm Thursdays or 10 am to 3.30 pm Saturdays.

Local Community Group Notices SENIORS GROUPS NEW LAMBTON/HONEYSUCKLE PROBUS CLUB is a mixed club enjoying monthly meetings with a Guest Speaker and regular monthly outings. The aim of Probus is for retired or semi retired people looking for friendship, fellowship and fun. We meet at the Kotara Bowling Club at 10am on the 4th Friday of each month. Please contact the President, Alvan Cummings on 4948 8839 NEW LAMBTON SENIOR CITIZENS & PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION 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, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton. Handy to bus stops! Contact Ph 4963 4631.

HUNTER MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES Would you like to be special to someone and make a difference? Our volunteers assist elderly people with shopping, provide transport to appointments, visits at home or telephone people to say ‘Hello’. If you would like to experience different cultures, meet new people and make new friends contact Gayle Grayson 4960 8248 or 0425 090 670

LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering friendship and support for over 55’s. Meet at the Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St, Lambton every Thursday 9 am for canasta, or other card and board games to 12.30 pm. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. New people always welcome.

SENIORS SERVICES MEALS ON WHEELS LAMBTON A delicious meal and a friendly face to your door. Meals on Wheels helps make it possible for you to stay independent in your own home. It’s easy, just sit back, relax … and let us cater for you. Our Lambton branch operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Lambton Meals on Wheels delivers to: Jesmond, Lambton, New Lambton, New Lambton Heights, North Lambton, Rankin Park and Waratah West. To apply for this service phone the general enquiries line 4957 7097 or the Lambton branch on 4957 0482 or email lambton@mow.net.au 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

SPORTING CLUBS LAMBTON PARK TENNIS CLUB It is easy to book and pay for a court at our club. 1. Just Google “lambton park tennis” and click on “Lambton Park Tennis Club-NSW-Australia” (www.tennis.com.au/lambtonpark). 2. Fill in the date and time you want to book. 3. Click on “Register”, fill in your details and create an account. 4. Click on “Sign up”. 5. Book and pay for your court - and you are all set. Next time you book it will be just a few keystrokes.We even have complimentary racquets and balls which any hirer can use if you don’t have your own. Any problems phone 0401 193 411. So start goggling and have a quick game of tennis whenever you like it at Lambton Park Tennis Club

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1984 MERCEDES 190E Very rare 5 speed manual, excellent original condition. Genuine 155,000km, midnight blue $7500 o.n.o MGB 71G (plates not included in sale) Ph Peter 0434 066 125. BUFFET Modern white buffet, lots of storage, frosted sliding glass doors, very good condition $100. 1.8m L x 0.4m W x 0.68m H. Ph 0423 849 408 CHILD BOOSTER SEATS 2 x child booster seats, $8 and $5 Ph 4952 5262. COLOURBOND GATE Solid double-sided brown colourbond arch-shaped gate. 1800mm H x 1200mm W $50. Ph 4969 6775 CONVECTION COOKER Easy Cook turbo convection glass multi cooker. Excellent condition $130 Ph 0422 172 260 ELECTRIC WALKER Electric walker, Proteus, excellent condition $400, can deliver Ph 0409 125 923. GOLF CLUBS Ladies R/H golf clubs, PGH bag & buggy, good condition, hardly used. $85 o.n.o Ph 0409 125 923.


GPS In car GPS navigation, Go Cruise brand, new condition, hardly used, $50 Ph 0412 561 878. ROYAL ALBERT SET Royal Albert coffee set $150 o.n.o Ph 4952 9646. WEDDING GOWN Elegant, size 8-10, champagne coloured taffeta, embossed bodice with marquis crystals, full round skirt, excellent condition, sell $550 cost $3500. Ph 0423 849 408

NOTICES HALLS FOR HIRE LAMBTON & JESMOND Morehead St Lambton, Main Hall and smaller hall called the Green Room, which has separate entrance, kitchen and toilets, off street parking. Also Hall at cnr of Cole and Hill Streets at Jesmond. All available for permanent and casual bookings. Very reasonable rates. Contact Rev Maree Armstrong at St John’s Anglican Church, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073 LAWN MOWING Lawn mowing, gardencare & rubbish removal look no further. 10% pensioner discount. Free quote. Ph Michael 0413 340 725


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The Piggott Family have always valued their employees. We know that happy staff leads to satisfied customers.

See pages 24 & 25 to read about the Piggott’s Pharmacy story! PIGGOTT’S PHARMACY BLACKBUTT 58 Orchardtown Rd, New Lambton Phone: 4957 2474

PIGGOTT’S PHARMACY HAMILTON 83 Beaumont Street, Hamilton Phone: 4961 3179

PIGGOTT’S PHARMACY ON GLEBE 400 Glebe Road, Hamilton South Phone: 4969 1978

PIGGOTT’S PHARMACY LAMBTON 117 Elder Street, Lambton Phone: 4957 3630

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