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• Issue # 40 • Est. 2014 • HOME DELIVERED FREE • August 2017 •

Say ‘NO’ at Knights game to reduce DV

Melissa Histon, Clint Newton, Helen Cummings and Jon Chin say ‘No’ to domestic violence at McDonald Jones Stadium

Reducing domestic violence in our community will be a feature of half time activities at the Knights’ home game against the Warriors on Saturday 5 August. In 2016 local charity, Got your Back Sista, asked the people of the Hunter to say ‘No to domestic violence’ in a community rally. This year, the charity has worked closely with the Newcastle Knights and McDonald Jones Stadium to use the half time break to again ask the people of the region to ‘Say No’. It is expected that about 300 people wearing ‘Say No’ T-shirts will march onto the field at half time while a video and anthem are played. (continued on page 2)

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Say ‘No’ at Knights game (continued from page 1) The crowd will be asked to join in by using purpose designed signs that say ‘No’ to domestic violence and ‘Yes’ to ending the silence. Got Your Back Sista Founder, Melissa Histon, said that the initiative hoped to unite all sectors of the community to say we will not tolerate domestic violence. “We are most grateful to the Newcastle Knights for allowing the charity to be part of the half-time entertainment. It is such a tremendous opportunity to invite thousands of local people to join this important conversation,” Melissa said. “Our common goal is to stop the acceptance of violence across our world. Given that most of us work with, live near, or are related to someone who has experienced violence in their home or in their lives, it is not someone else’s problem. This is our region’s problem and we must do everything in our power to stop it. One more incidence of violence in our community is not acceptable,” she said. The event will also serve to raise funds for women who are establishing their lives after fleeing domestic violence. Got Your Back Sista was established as a registered charity in 2016 and works in collaboration with local refuges and services to provide women with vouchers and store credits to purchase essential items as part of the establishment of a new and safe home for themselves and their children. Items have included beds, refrigerators, household consumable items and kitchen appliances. It also provides workshops and a mentoring program. The organisation has to date provided more than $53,000 in support to local women. To be part of the choreographed on-field activity, you can make a donation of just $20 which includes the ‘Say No’ T-Shirt by registering at www.mycause. com.au/events/gybsknights/ Note that your donation does not include a ticket to the Knights game. You must have game day entry to the stadium also.

Trio shines at Cross Country Champs Three local runners did themselves, their schools, their families and the Hunter region proud when they competed at the NSW Primary School Sports Association Cross Country Championships at Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek) in July. After each picking up their respective School cross country titles and athletics championships over recent months they moved on to the Zone and Hunter Regional events, acquitting themselves well at each level. Archie McIlwain of New Lambton Public School qualified for the State Championships after coming 2nd in the Regionals; Finn Morris of Lambton Public School came in 5th; and Aiva Pinches also of New Lambton Public came in 5th as well. At the State Championships the local trio gave it everything they had but came up against solid competition from across NSW. Archie posted a 46th place finish, Aiva a 51st place and Finn 73rd. A great effort all round!

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Closure of Lambton New Lambton Lions Club The Lambton New Lambton Lions Club was chartered in 1979. So by June this year it had operated for 38 years, a fair innings indeed. Lambton New Lambton Lions has as any other club in its 38 years, made a lot of history, we achieved much and served well, donated a lot of money to worthy causes and the Club was respected within the Lambton New Lambton Community. Many good community-minded people, both male and female, have enjoyed membership of this Lions Club and worked hard to raise funds, to assist community members and worthy causes. There was many reasons why this once thriving Lions Club has folded, but lack of interested people that might join the club was the main reason. Over the last few years the dedicated members left in the club truly tried to encourage new members. The advertising and membership drives achieved a few new members but those new members obtained, compared with the loss of members could not be contained, until the point of no return. The decision was made to take on the

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process of the closure of the club. This took effect on the 30th June 2017. In 1980 the Lambton New Lambton Lions sponsored the Lambton New Lambton Lioness Club and this thriving ladies club still operates within the local area with an ever increasing membership. This well respected Lioness Club is undertaking great work within the community and is achieving wonderful things. That club’s responsibility has been handed over to another local Lions Club, The Waratah-Mayfield Blind and Vision Impaired Lions Club Inc. In effect the Lions Organisation will still be well represented within community by the Ladies of the Lambton New Lambton Lioness Club. Our major Project since 2001, has been the Harker Canteen Project, where we maintained the Harker Oval Canteen on behalf of Western Suburbs Rugby League Club, and running this canteen for all their (continued page 5)

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Lions Club closure

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home games each football season. Due to the decision to close, this became a very significant loss to the Lions Club of Lambton New Lambton, it not only brought to a club many thousands of dollars for charity, but it also had the benefit to spread the Lions reputation throughout the general community, and we also set up good relationships with those working for the Wests Group Australia and the members of the Harker Oval Trust. We concluded this project after the end of the football season of 2015. A handful of dedicated members have been working hard to properly close the club in a very responsible and professional way since 2015. Those final members have resolved to inform the community of Lambton New Lambton and indeed all that read Lambton & New Lambton Local, officially about the closure of the Lambton New Lambton Lions Club. Submitted with much regret,










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Forum for local election candidates Lambton Residents Group will host a Candidates Forum for electoral hopefuls just prior to the upcoming local government election. All interested local residents and business people are invited to attend the Forum and have their questions put to the candidates. The event will be held at Lambton Bowling Club, from 6.00 to 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th September On Saturday 9th September all voters living within Newcastle City Council areas will go to the polls to elect three Councillors per Ward and to elect a Lord Mayor. All Candidates for Ward 3 Councillor positions will be invited to participate in the Forum which will be hosted by experienced facilitator and member of Lambton Residents Group, Mr Don Herron. Most areas of Lambton and New Lambton are within Ward 3. The only exceptions are parts of New Lambton South, near Kings Rd which are in Ward 2 and those parts of New Lambton Heights west of Marshall Ave which fall into Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie will not be going to an election.

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I will admit I am not a dog lover but have no issues with a fenced off-leash area being created in our local area. As you commented in your article last month a number of dogs are off leads in Lambton Park. There is a dog that is “walked” in our street that is not on a lead when it leaves its house, it is “walked” down the street and around the park. One afternoon recently as they were returning from the park this dog literally attacked the front door of another house as the dog inside was barking, it leapt over the fence and slammed into this person’s front door, just as I was about to pass them on the footpath. I had decided to walk out on the

road just so I could avoid a dog not on a lead (as I said above I do not like dogs) - I have witnessed these people many many times walking their dog not on a lead. My street is full of dogs and no one can walk a dog down our street without every one of them barking their heads off. What I witnessed the other day was quite frightening

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as I was in the firing line. If I had continued walking on the footpath. I say YES to having the fenced off leash area but somehow ensuring that dogs are on leads in the rest of the park needs policing and respected by all dog owners which I assure you is not currently the case. A Lambton resident name and address with witheld

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JHH parking fees

Patients and carers who frequently visit John Hunter Hospital are benefitting from reduced car parking fees under expanded concessions which came into effect on 1 July. Under the new policy at John Hunter Hospital, a three-day discounted ticket now costs a maximum of $10.90 and a seven-day ticket $21.70, and both allow multiple entries and exits. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said a website and smartphone app – the first of its kind in Australia – will provide information on how to access the discounted rates.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC “The NSW Government has implemented a much fairer system that helps those most in need with car parking costs at public hospitals – particularly patients and carers who visit frequently or for longterm treatments,” Mr MacDonald said. “The new website and app will also make it much easier for public hospital patients and visitors to understand how to access the expanded concessions, as well as providing useful information on their local hospital.” Signage will be displayed prominently throughout paid parking car parks with instructions on how and where patients can validate concessional parking. Those eligible for discounted hospital car parking include patients and carers attending hospital for treatment lasting more than a week, patients and carers attending more than twice a week, ongoing cancer treatment patients, cardiac rehabilitation education exercise class attendees, daily dressing outpatients and health promotion education class attendees.

New adventure playground for Blackbutt’s Richley Reserve

Artist’s impression of the new playground A new $1.5 million adventure playground will be built in Blackbutt’s Richley Reserve to draw more people to the northern side of the city’s ‘green heart’. The playground replacement will be accompanied by shade structures, seating and BBQ areas, which will be easier for people with limited mobility to access thanks to new pathways. “Blackbutt Reserve is a big winner in the budget” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said. “The new Richley Reserve playground will be another great

addition and provide families an alternative to the increasingly busy Carnley Avenue playground. “Blackbutt is already one of the Hunter’s premier attractions and the latest work will allow more picnickers and health enthusiasts to make the most of it. The Richley Reserve work includes signposts indicating the Farrell’s Way entrance and opens the site to people who previously couldn’t negotiate its steep terrain. The new playground will include a climbing tower with bridges, slide and fireman pole, rope courses,

tunnels, tee pee, rock and stick play, tunnel slide, spinner, swings, sand pit, see saw and imaginative play spaces. Community consultation between 2009 and 2011 informed a Plan of Management for Blackbutt in which a new playground was slated for Richley Reserve. Blackbutt Reserve is the popular ‘green heart’ of Newcastle, attracting more than 100,000 visitors to its nature trails, wildlife exhibits and recreational facilities across 182 hectares.



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Knights bros bring smiles for kids On a recent visit to Ronald McDonald House at New Lambton Heights the Mata’utia brothers of the Mata’utia Brothers Foundation joined families with sick and injured children for an afternoon of fun and crafts. “I just want to put a smile on a kids’ faces”, says Sione Mata’utia. And along with his brothers he did just that. Among the many families was two year old Austin and his parents, Nathan and Alana. Their lives were turned upside down after receiving the devastating news that Austin was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukaemia. Austin was enamoured by the Red Energy Newcastle Knights Cheerleaders who also joined in the afternoon of fun. Another young one, Letty also

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Type 2 diabetics sought to help in heart risk study Researchers from the University of Newcastle and John Hunter Hospital, led by Professor Manohar Garg and Dr Sham Acharya are looking for 50 volunteers to take part in a sixweek clinical trial which will examine the use of curcumin and/ or omega-3 fats for lowering heart disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have up to four times higher risk of developing heart disease. They have higher levels of blood fats (triglycerides) and low levels of HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol) than those without diabetes. Combined with underlying chronic inflammation in people with type 2 diabetes, increase in blood lipids further escalates the risk of developing heart disease. Since blood lipids and chronic inflammation are manageable risk factors, a multidimensional approach may be ideal to efficiently target this multifaceted disease. We aim to reduce both the blood fats and inflammation using curcumin and omega-3 fats simultaneously. Curcumin will

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It was there then, it’s where now? The Power Station Plaque

In 1890 Lambton became just the third town in New South Wales to have electric street lighting. To power the lights a generating station was constructed in a disused quarry on Newcastle Road. The opening of the station was commemorated with a plaque above the door reading:

Lambton Electric Light Station W.T. Dent Mayor 1890

The electric light scheme was a commercial failure, the power station was shut down, and the building removed in 1904. Thirty-four years later in 1938, the Newcastle Herald reported an interesting discovery.

“When a house was being demolished in Kendall Street, Lambton, some time ago, workmen found beneath it an old cast iron plate. It was rusted and slightly the worse of wear, but it told the story of a venture undertaken by Lambton Council 48 years ago, when a desperate attempt to leap to prosperity ended in a glorious failure.” “When the electricity undertaking failed the power-house, which had been erected near the quarry, was demolished. The cast iron plate telling the date of the undertaking and the nature of the industry was removed and taken by the former Town Clerk (Mr. T. Johnson) to his home in Kendall Street. It was there that the workmen found it, leaning against a stone pile

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beneath the house. A treasured memorial, that old plate. Outside the debt it was all the council had left to remind it of the commercial venture. Taken to the council chambers some weeks before the council disbanded the plate was cleaned up and lettering picked out in white. It still leans against a wall in the silent interior of that abandoned room.” Subsequently the Newcastle Herald reported in 1975, that the plaque was “now on public display at Nesca House”. Last heard of 42 years ago, does anyone know where the plaque is now? You can view these photos and more details at www. lachlanwetherall.com

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This month in the news... Compiled by Sjanie Griffiths using the resources of trove.nla.gov.au Here are some local news stories from August down the years: 1. from The Maitland Daily Mercury, Saturday 28 August, 1937; 2. from Newcastle Morning Herald & Miner’s Advocate, Tuesday 17 August 1948; 3. from Newcastle Sun, Wednesday 14 August 1929; 4. from The Daily Telegraph, Saturday 1 August, 1896. 1.

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Many studies have shown how winter and less sunlight can affect our moods and energy levels. But rather than give yourself a hard time about your lack of energy, why not just try a different approach. In bygone days of working outdoors and being more focused on ‘surviving’, we would have bunkered down after working hard in the fields in finer weather gathering our food and produce for the long winter months ahead. This is where the saying, ‘make hay while the sun shines’ originates. Nowadays, we attribute this saying to making money and wealth. How time changes our perspective! Yet winter is a time to ‘make hay whilst the sun shines’ - internally. I find winter one of the best times to dive a little deeper into my personal meditation practice. Meditation is not hard to learn but it does require practice and dedication. Over the past 7 years, I have taught hundreds of people how to meditate and find it one of the most rewarding parts of my business. Beginner meditation courses are a great way for you to start as you are introduced to easy to learn, practical methods of meditation for your home practice. Meditation is now being widely accepted as an integral part of health and wellbeing amongst healthcare professionals and meditation rooms are now found in most hospitals in Australia. It is also used in schools around Australia to support students. Recently, a ground breaking research study funded by the Victorian Government has found that mindfulness meditation can lead to improved quality of sleep, less anxiety and better exam results for students. The results showed the positive impact was wide-ranging, with students reporting significant reductions in bullying incidents and disruptive behavior in the classroom as well as improvements in sleep quality, concentration, behaviour and engagement. At risk students benefited the most; students who experienced higher levels of emotional distress before participating in the program showed the biggest improvements. In their own words, students said the exercises made them “feel confident”, “It helped me get relaxed”, “I felt more energised” and “It was nice to slow down for a little bit”.http://www.theage.com.au/business/ workplace- 26/11/16 Meditation is an effective way to reduce the winter blues, reduce stress and anxiety and once you have a self-practice, it’s free. Give it a go; you maysurprise yourself how easy it is to learn.


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Osteoporosis is bone disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration in the architecture of bone. Approximately 2 million Australians have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Some of the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis include unexplained back pain, a loss of height, falls, and a history of minimal trauma fracture Unfortunately up to 30-50% of women and 15-30% of men will develop an osteoporotic fracture within their lifetime.; 46% will be vertebral fractures, 16% hip fracture and 16% will be a wrist fracture. Non-modifiable risk factors for developing menopause include; increasing age, female gender,

early menopause, having a family history of osteoporosis, prior minimal trauma fracture and thyroid disease. Modifiable risk factors for developing osteoporosis include; low body weight, lack of exercise, low calcium intake, Vitamin D deficiency, smoking, various medications and excess alcohol use. Investigations your GP may order may include an X-ray to document fracture number, type, and location and a number of blood tests to measure Calcium and Vitamin D levels, and to exclude secondary causes of osteoporosis. The best and most appropriate test is a Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Scan. This test is covered by Medicare in some but not all patients. The BMD result helps predict fracture risk, helps guide treatment decisions and helps monitor the effectiveness of therapy Initial treatment for all patients includes ensuring adequate blood Vitamin D and Calcium levels. If these are deficient Calcium and/or Vitamin D supplementation may be required. In addition to this weight bearing exercise is recommended to preventing osteoporosis. This may include resistance training 3-5 times/week or walking 90-280 minutes week. Muscle strengthening and balance training can reduce falls in high risk groups. If you have any concerns regarding the risks, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, please discuss with your GP.


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

Simple steps to improve your home’s value

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Matters by Ronnie Wall of Wall Legal, New Lambton

Making it easier for First Home Buyers to get into the property market

The First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme came into effect on 1 July 2017, making it easier for First Home Buyers to secure a home of their own. Eligible First Home Buyers will receive an exemption in stamp duty on a brand new or existing home, up to $650,000.00. A concession in stamp duty is also available for homes between $650,000.00 and $800,000.00. A First Home Buyer may also purchase vacant land to build their first home. An exemption in stamp

duty is available for vacant land up to $350,000.00. A concession on stamp duty is available for land between $350,000.00 and $450,000.00. A First Home Buyer, and their spouse, must never have owned residential property in Australia. They must also occupy their first home for a continuous period of six months, commencing within twelve months of settlement. There are exemptions to this requirement for members of the Defence Force. The First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme also allows a Shared Equity Arrangement. This means that an eligible First Home Buyer can buy a property with another party, such as a parent, and receive a concession in duty. To qualify, the eligible First Home Buyer must buy at least fifty percent (50%) of the property. Stamp duty is calculated on the proportion of the property purchased by the other party however, this is disregarded if they are purchasing less than 5% of the property. If the spouse or defacto partner of a First Home Buyer has previously owned property, they will not be eligible for an exemption or concession under the Shared Equity Arrangement. The value limits and other eligibility criteria, some of which are set out above, also apply. The First Home Owner Grant is still available however, it relates to the purchase of a brand new home, or a Contract to build one.

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Matters by Chris Stevens CPA Partner at GC Accountants, Lambton

Running a home business: are you covered?

Setting up a business at home can be extremely rewarding, especially if it gives you more time to spend with family. But without the financial safety net an employer can provide, it’s vital that you have the right types of insurance in place to cover all eventualities.

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Protecting your business While your contents insurance might protect the valuable items in your home, it may not cover specialised work items like tools or IT equipment. These can be expensive to repair or replace, and your work can really be held up if you don’t have the cash to fix them. So you might want to consider specific insurance that can cover the costs of getting your equipment back up and running. And when your home is also your workplace, you’re responsible for anyone who comes on site for business reasons. Public liability insurance protects you if a customer or supplier gets injured or has their property damaged while at your home. Protecting your staff If you’re running your business with someone else, including a spouse or family member, then you need to think about what would happen if one of you became seriously ill or injured – or even passed away. Unfortunately, when a small business loses a staff member, it can often signal the end of the whole organisation. Key person insurance enables you to take out life cover for a partner or employee, with the business named as the beneficiary. This means the business receives a payout if that person dies or becomes incapacitated. The money can then be used to compensate for the loss and keep things running until a replacement person can be found. Protecting your loved ones If you’re self-employed, you need to think carefully about how you and your loved ones would be impacted financially if you were unable to work for a while. That’s where income protection insurance comes in. If you get sick or injured and can’t work for an extended period, this insurance will provide regular payments to cover your loss of earnings until you get back on your feet. Remember, we can guide you through your options and make sure you have the right types of cover for your business and your family.

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Matters by Brett Plumb Pharmacist at Piggott’s Pharmacy Lambton

Medicines and breastfeeding

The first week of August, 1–7, is World Breastfeeding Week. In Australia, most babies (96%) are initially breastfed and it’s a key contributor to infant health. At this time, let’s consider taking medicines when breastfeeding. Medicines can be defined as either prescription (only available with a prescription from a healthcare professional such as a doctor), over-the-counter (available without a prescription, often from a pharmacy) and complementary (e.g. herbal, natural

and alternative medicines). Most medicines pass into breast milk but usually only in very small quantities. These quantities are generally too small to be harmful to the baby. Many women will take some kind of medicine when breastfeeding. Some breastfeeding mothers may need to take medicine regularly to treat a medical condition. Others may take medicine occasionally when required to treat a sudden, limiting condition such as a headache, cough or cold. It is important when using any medicine while breastfeeding to consider the benefits to the mother compared with any risk it may pose to the baby. Discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist. Detailed information on medicines and breastfeeding is available from the Self Care Fact Card, Medicines and breastfeeding, which is available from pharmacies providing the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Self Care health information. NPS MedicinesWise is a helpful consumer website that has information about medicines and breastfeeding. You can find this site at www.nps.org.au and search for breastfeeding. www.Mothersafe.org.au is another great resource for the latest information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. For the nearest Self Care pharmacy location phone the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia on 1300 369 772, or Ask Piggotts! Brett Plumb

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TRAVEL Matters by Ian and Sue Roberts

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Using a courier to avoid excess baggage It is rather embarrassing to reach the airport checkin counter only to find that your carry-on bag is too heavy. These days, airlines strictly enforce the amount of checked baggage and carry-on luggage on international flights; and any more than your ‘free’ baggage allowance may incur additional charges. It happened to us once at Berlin - causing us to frantically re-pack our carry-on bags and jettison some heavy paperwork. This crackdown on baggage is partly behind a boom in so-called ‘Delivery to Door Couriers’. These services will usually collect baggage from your door and deliver them to your destination leaving you to enjoy a hassle-free journey. Several firms operate in Europe and the US - and we know of at least one that sends boxes by air or sea from Australia. The service generally includes air freight, customs clearance, terminal fees, and local delivery costs to your international address. Like normal airline baggage, there are, of course, restrictions on dangerous goods. We’re yet to try one of these services, but it seems that the cost depends on how much you want shipped. But, if you are are concerned about the possibility of excess baggage, these couriers may be well worth a look. See more from Ian and Sue at www. memorabledestination.com

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VET Chat by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic I received a letter from a reader in response to my recent ‘Vet Chat’ article about keeping backyard chickens, especially my reference to keeping chooks and bees well apart. Dear Dr Fiona, After reading your article in “The Local” dated June 2017 I was wondering what was meant by “bee retribution?” I am a local backyard bee keeper who also has chooks. Both are in fairly close proximity to each other and have been for a few years now and they seem to cohabitate very nicely. Can you explain what the issue may be please? Thank you, Dale.

Thank you Dale for your interest in my Lambton & New Lambton Local article! I am interested that you have chooks and bees cohabiting. The advice in my column was based on a conversation with a bee expert from the University of New England, who is currently studying honey bees as a marker environmental contamination in certain local areas. As you know there is always the odd dead and dying bee around hives, and chickens are attracted to little moving morsels. The fear is that scent given off by an injured bee may cause the other bees to attack the chicken – as indeed they do if they are disturbed by unfamiliar scents or lights in their home range. I will pass on your experience to my bee advisor. Perhaps your chickens are wiser than most? Or perhaps chickens generally are smarter than we think (not unlikely!). However the threat of that sort of accident has prevented me at least from taking the risk of adding chickens to my backyard collection Kind Regards

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Matters by Anne-Marie Adams

Owner/Personal Trainer at Inspirational Group & Fitness Training

Feeling a little unmotivated?

likely to eat it and that takeaway will seem like to much effort to go and get.    Your freezer is your best friend   Find healthy recipes that you can make big batches up of and freeze in portion size containers. Do this on the weekend when you have a bit more time and when you find yourself tired  during the week you won’t have to cook…… just heat the meal in the microwave.   Schedule in exercise   Make an appointment with yourself to fit your exercise in…..you can’t help other people properly unless you take care of yourself first.   Have your workout gear ready to go 

Once your workout gear is washed have a spot and put them there straight away. Have a spot for your shoes as well. There is nothing more demotivating No matter what your best intentions are we all have than to planning to exercise and then not being able bad days where we get off track with our diet and to find your joggers!  exercise. Keep it interesting   Yes, even I, a personal trainer have days where I feel This applies to food and exercise. Variety is the spice unmotivated.  of life so make sure you incorporate some variety into So what is the best way to counteract those days when your food and exercises choices.   exercise seems out of the question and that cake is looking sooooooo good that you could eat the whole The main thing is to make a plan and just get out there and do it. You can make all the excuses in the world thing?  but in the end you have just wasted your time making It’s time to get organised people………  excuses and not gotten anywhere. Plan your meals   Before going grocery shopping make a list of healthy So until next month.... meals and snacks for the week and make sure they are Love life, dream big and become the inspiration something you will look forward to eating. If it is already in the fridge or pantry you are more Anne-Marie

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Matters by Dr Stuart Edser

Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

Depression hurdles - Isolation

Depression should be taken seriously. It is a debilitating disorder that none of us are immune from. In my early thirties, I had a bout of it myself. A very tough period. Depression can alter our thoughts so that ‘depression thoughts’ seem reasonable. They are not. They isolate us and can lead us to dangerous modes of thinking. I want to focus on a few major depression hurdles over the next few months that we have to learn to jump over if we are to beat the ‘black dog’.

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In August, we look at the first hurdle: isolation. When people get depressed, one of the first things they typically do is to isolate themselves. They start to cut themselves off from family, from friends, from partners. They stay inside. They stop going out. They say no to invitations. From now on, the house, the living room, the bedroom becomes the locus of their lives. I call it ‘going into the cave’. In the cave, I remain alone. I don’t want to see people. I don’t want to talk to people. I don’t want to have to be around people. As a matter of fact, I might feel so bad that I actually don’t want to inflict myself on other people! When we retreat to the cave, something happens. I stop doing the things I enjoy doing. I unplug from the things that usually make me happy: sports, hobbies, crafts, music, films, friends – they all go. It is these twin symptoms - isolation and disengagement - that keep us stuck in depression. To beat it, you have to come out of the cave. No-one beats depression in the cave. You beat depression by emerging back into the world where you can start to re-engage. Stuart Edser - Counselling Psychologist


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Itchy winter skin is one thing, but the chronic, silvery scaling of psoriasis is another. For many sufferers of psoriasis, winter often heralds an increase in red, patchy areas of silvery scaling skin. As one of the most common skin disorders, psoriasis can plague people for many years, but is most common between 15-30 years old, worsening with stress, diet and climate.

In Chinese Medicine, raw Chinese herbal formulas are our go-to for most serious skin conditions, as they allow us to target the internal inflammation and encourage skin healing. We often combine them with Acupuncture to help with accompanying triggers such as stress or digestive problems. In ‘active phases’ (where new rashes occur) we focus on reducing the heat, inflammation and the itch. Once new rashes have stopped and skin begins healing, we focus on promoting tissue regeneration, with nourishing herbs to combat dryness and relieve any lingering inflammation. If you do suffer from Psoriasis, limit your intake of alcohol, spicy, greasy foods and encourage good sleep and reduced stress. Psoriasis can be a stubborn and irritating disease, but with the right treatment and patience, it can see some amazing results. Lani Stokes - Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

When extreme, psoriasis can lead to deformation of the fingernails or widespread inflammation and redness of the skin, irritated by the slightest touch of rough fabric, or other trauma to the skin. What defines psoriasis? - Well defined, raised red plaques, covered with a silvery scale - Often symmetrical lesions (on both sides of the body) - Moderate itching - Often on the extensor aspects (e.g elbows, back of the forearms, shins, scalp) - Tiny spot bleeding underneath the scale when scratched - Hypopigmented (usually white) or hyperpigmented (dark) areas of skin after the rashes heal Treatments Typical treatment for psoriasis include: topical steroid creams, or if extreme, oral steroids and antibiotics if there are secondary infections, or UV therapy. Some cases of psoriasis respond well to steroid creams, others constantly relapse and experience thinning skin.

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The twenty fourth annual Lambton High School Green Day was celebrated on Friday 23 June with the theme being Cool People Help a Warm Planet. The aim was to encourage the school community to make a positive change to make the world a better place environmentally. In the lead up to Green Day, many faculties within the school held a competition or activity, which met the requirements of the curriculum, while at the same time promoted an environmental message. The day started with a concert organised by the Music Department and the Student Leadership Body which involved music groups, a drama video, an environmental game and a highly competitive fashion parade. Other activities involved a barbecue and a green cake stall; Hunter Water had a van set up in the quadrangle during the day and focused on water and the responsible disposal of rubbish; environmental cake decorating competition; and thought provoking environmental plays. Star Struck’s 25th year celebration, Shine On, once again showcased the talent of students in the Public Education System. It was a very enjoyable evening highlighting the talents of both staff and students at our school and across the Hunter Region. Shelby Lincoln , Jayde Corner, Amy Mason, Alex Weinzerl, Jacob Yeomans and Yasmin Ling were all featured vocalists. Other featured artists include Hayden Pearce on the guitar; Kelly Mitchell instrumentalist; Nick Bright, Finn Kingston, Hayden Pearce, Chris Holburn featuring in the student rock bands; Hayden Jeffriess, Maggie Hartsuyker and Chloe Doyle featuring in the orchestra; and Declan Bright as a senior backing vocalist. Congratulations to all involved! On Thursday 29 June, we held our NAIDOC celebrations to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. The day consisted of activities such as the official NAIDOC Assembly, Murook Cultural Centre dancers, Awabakal excursion to Dudley, smoking ceremony, boomerang throwing and Aboriginal treasure hunt. I would like to recognise Mrs Elbourne and the Aboriginal Education Committee for organising the day. Martin Rosser - Principal

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Little Locals...


Lydia and Ella get some tips on passing from Sam

West Leagues Netball Club played host to a very special guest at a recent school holiday coaching clinic. Sam Poolman, who plays defence for the Giants in the Suncorp Super Netball competition, spent her junior years playing for Wests Leagues. “It’s great to be back at the West’s home courts. The girls here today were me only a few short years ago. It’s nice to be able to give something back to a club that meant so much to me during my early playing days” Sam told Lambton & New Lambton Local. Sam has recently been selected to wear the green and gold for the first time at senior level when she represents Australia in the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne in October.

Sam shared her skills, experience and passion for netball with the coaching clinic groups

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Little Locals...


Above: West Leagues Netballers were jumping for joy with the chance to learn from Giants Netball defender Sam Poolman. Below left: Isabella gets her netball signed by Sam. Below right: Sam signed everything from Jorja’s shirt, to shoes, mobile phone covers to drink bottles during her recent visit to the West Leagues Netball Club.

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Local & Live entertainment this month Blackbutt Hotel

Fri 4 Darren Rolling Keys Sat 5


Fri 11

Viagro Duo

Sat 12

Captain Risky

Fri 18

Kelly Hope

Sat 19

Phase III

Fri 25

Silverhair Duo

Sat 26

V- Dubs

Duke of Wellington Hotel

Sat 19

Greg Bryce Duo

Fri 25

Matt Scullion

Sat 26

The DuoTones

Sat 12

Leo Sayer

Hotel Jesmond Fri 4


Fri 11

Greg Bryce

Tue 15 Lambton High School

Fri 18

Michael Mills

Wed 16 Live N Local

Fri 25

Crawfish Stew

Fri 18

George Michael Relived

Lambton Park Hotel

Sat 19

Shane Nicholson

Sun 20 STARS

Fri 4


Fri 4

Ryan Daley

Wed 23 Belmont High School

Sat 5

Dean Kyrwood Duo

Sat 5

Compadre Diablo

Thu 24 Josh Wade

Fri 11

Dave Carter

Fri 11

Just Jade

Fri 25

All Hail Chuck Berry

Fri 18

Walmo Duo Unplugged

Sat 26

Ed Kuepper

Fri 25

Holly Wilson

Sat 26

Tim Rossington Band

Lizotte’s Sat 12

Prestige Inc.

Wed 2

Live N Local

Fri 18

Brien McVernon

Thu 3 Brian’s Famous Jazz & Chilli Mussel & Crab Night Fri 4

Nick Saxon

Sat 5

Fully Booked Function

Wed 9

Live N Local

Sun 27 Rick and John Brewster (The ANGELS book Tour) Tue 29 St Phillips Christian College Arts Collective

Thu 10 Macquarie College

Wed 30

Fri 11

Thu 31 Avondale School Showcase

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Local & Live entertainment this month Mark Hotel

Fri 4

Bobby C

Sat 5

Kim & Mik

Sun 6


Fri 11

Daniel Arvidson

Sat 12

The Snape Trilogy

Sun 13 Cruzers Fri 18

Tim Harding

Sat 19

Phonic Duo

Northumberland Hotel

Karen O’Shea

Sat 26


Fri 4

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Tickets available at www. newcastletheatrecompany.com.au

Fri 18

Bonny Wythes

Sat 19

King Shakey

Fri 25

Dai Pritchard

Sat 26


Wests New Lambton Wed 16 Jam Night with Ian Papworth & Kerry Miller Fri 18

The Harbourmaster

Wed 23 Jam Night with Ian Papworth & Kerry Miller Fri 25

Aaron Hipwell

Snake Gully Hotel

2pm & 8pm

Wed 6


Wed 9 Jam Night with Ian Papworth & Kerry Miller Fri 11 Jim Overend

Newcastle Theatre Co.

by Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee

Sat 12

Dean Kyrwood

Sun 27 The Years

“Inherit the Wind”

Zane Penn

Wed 2 Jam Night with Ian Papworth & Kerry Miller

Sun 20 The Big Bang Quartet Fri 25

Fri 11

Fri 4

Just Jace

Sat 5


Sapphire Room Sat 12 Herman’s Hermits Sun 20 Doug Parkinson honours Joe Cocker

Marble Bar Fri 4


Sat 5

Big Night Out

Fri 11 Sat 12

Misbehave 2GoodReasons

Fri 18


Sat 19

Mark Wells Duo

Fri 25

The Rattle

Sat 26

Dr Zoom Duo

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Lambton & New Lambton Local > August 2017 > Page 41

Local Community Group Notices CHILDREN & FAMILIES NEWCASTLE & HUNTER TOY LIBRARY Newcastle and Hunter Toy Library is calling all ‘kids at heart’ to become regular volunteers to assist with the running of the Toy Library sessions on Saturday mornings. The Toy Library is a terrific service based at New Lambton Library and run entirely by volunteers. We are also seeking new members to join our committee. Contact newcastletoylibrary@gmail.com for more information about joining our enthusiastic team. FAMILY DAY CARE North Lambton. University qualified educator with 15yrs experience providing education and care for children aged 18mo-5yrs. Availability Mon-Thurs, 8am-5pm. Registered with Lake Mac FDC, CCB/CCR available. Contact Angela via ang77h@gmail.com or 0452473644 or search Angelic Angels Family Day Care on Facebook. 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 4952 1292.

JESMOND EARLY EDUCATION CENTRE Is a not-for-profit, 50 place childcare centre offering care for children 8 weeks old to school age. The centre currently has a limited number of vacancies for 0-2 year olds. Ph 4951 4224 or email: jeeckaren@bigpond.com 56 Mordue Pde, Jesmond. Inspection visits welcome.

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 RUG RATS Our playgroup offers kids ages 0-6 an opportunity to learn through play, develop social skills and make friends in a safe and stimulating environment. By attending playgroup, parents and carers can build social networks that support them and their children. St John the Baptist Church 18 Morehead St, Lambton Mondays from 10am - 12pm (school terms only). For more information email Samantha: sammyjo_85@ hotmail.com.au All Welcome

LAMBTON-WARATAH SCOUT GROUP If you know a boy or girl who likes camping, canoeing, hiking, science, sports, cooking, singing, music, exploring, or any of dozens of worthwhile activities maybe they should give Scouting a go. Meeting nights are: Joeys 6-7 year olds Mondays 6.15-7.30pm, Cubs 8-10 yo Mondays 6.15 - 7.45pm, Scouts 11-15 yo Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm. Our hall is located at 8 Elder St, Lambton. For more info contact Glenn MacFadyen (Skip) on 0417 421 174

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/

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Local Community Group Notices HOBBIES & INTERESTS JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY HUNTER The Jane Austen Society Hunter is holding a 1-day Conference in 2017, the bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen. With the theme ‘Jane Austen on Stage and Screen’, the conference takes place on Saturday 2 September, 10am4pm at the Harbourview Function Centre on beautiful Newcastle Harbour. Speakers include Jan Merriman on ‘Playing Lady Catherine’, Carolyn Miller on ‘Music in Jane Austen screen adaptations’ and Margi Abraham on ‘Love and Friendship’. There will be a practical session on Costuming for Stage Adaptations, with local actors Alison Cox and Fiona Mundie, as well as a fun sessions titled ‘The Pits’, where three stage actors share their views on the worst adaptations on movie and TV, followed by what promises to be a very lively audience participation segment. The cost for the Conference, which includes all talks and demonstrations, light lunch and break refreshments, is: $65 General, $60 JASA members, $40 F/T Students (proof required) Prebooking is required, and registrations close 21 August. You can secure your place at the Conference with your payment by cash, cheque or direct deposit (preferred). For full information and application form, or to be placed on the JASHunter emailing list, please contact Margaret Steinberger, JASHunter President, at marg272303@yahoo.com.au or 4969 5778 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.

WALLSEND TOASTMASTERS CLUB Wallsend Diggers Club ( upstairs room 1). Meet and greet at 7.05pm, meeting starts 7.15pm, held every Thursday. NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. August is Family History Month. The Newcastle Family History Society Inc. will hold meetings on Tuesday 1 August and Saturday 12 August from 10am. This month is the William Fraser Display. Anne Hudson (William Fraser’s grand-daughter) is kindly putting on a display of his work at our Society. He was a carpenter/photographer who constructed much church furniture still to be seen today in Christ Church Cathedral and many other local churches. His other interest was in building WW1 memorials. Fortunately he photographed his work and Anne has a remarkable collection of these images. William Fraser also engaged in trick photography, one image showing him playing cards with himself. The display will consist of photographs, plans of his work, glass slides and one or two samples of his wood work. Saturday 26 August 10am- 3.30pm Open day at our Library rooms. Volunteers available to help with research enquiries phone 4957829. KNIT & NATTER Meet new people, make new friends at knit & natter every Monday. Meet at Mayfield Church of Christ, cnr Werribi St & Gregson Avenue at 9.30am. All ladies welcome. Phone Lyn for information. 4952 9324

HUNTER ANIMAL WATCH INC. Pensioner pet owners requiring some financial help to desex their pets, please call Hunter Animal Watch between 10am and 3pm on Mondays or Fridays. Tel: 49 616133, or call into our charity shop at 133 Beaumont Street, Hamilton.

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Local Community Group Notices COMMUNITY GROUPS MARCH STREET COMMUNITY GARDENS GROUP Interested in community gardening? March Street Community Gardens Group at 16 March Street Kotara welcomes new members. Experienced gardeners or beginners welcome. See our website www.mscgardens.info or contact Gwen Ph 4952 9655 or Diane Ph 4957 2843. WALLSEND RED CROSS BRANCH Wallsend Sporties Club (in Gretley Room) first Monday of every month starting at 10.15am. Contact phone 4965 6081. 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. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FUNDRAISING GROUP The above group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10am TPI house, Wallsend. Upcoming events include Movie night 31st August & Fashion parade 27th September. Contact Glenn 0423 764 603 or Sarah 4023 4145 for more details. ATTENTION COMMUNITY GROUPS Free community notices should be submitted by 15th of the month by email to: lambtonlocal@ gmail.com or post to PO Box 130 Lambton 2299.

LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BLUE GUM HILLS MENS SHED Wallsend Sporties Club in the Gretley Room, starts 10am every Thursday. Please contact 4965 6081 for more details. LADIES WALKING GROUP Tuesdays and Thursdays 7am at Lambton Park. Ph Debbie 0438 800 007 or Helen 0412 509 248

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS BLUE GUM HILLS MENS SHED Operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week, 9.00am to 2.00pm, 104 Sandgate Road, Birmingham Gardens. ELERMORE VALE MENS SHED Operates Monday to Friday each week, except for the 3rd Friday of the month, 8.30am to 12.00 noon, at 127 Croudace Road, Elermore Vale at the rear of the Elermore Vale Community Centre.

ROTARY CLUB OF WARATAH This is your special invitation to learn more about Rotary. Join us on Monday 28 August for dinner and an information evening about the outstanding good work Rotary is doing in the community, in our nation, and throughout the world. Learn about Polio Eradication, ShelterBox for disaster relief, Literacy and Health in our region, and learn about how you can contribute. Our meetings are held each Monday from 6:15pm to 8pm at Memories Function Centre, Harris Street, Wallsend. The 2-course meal is $25 and bookings are essential. Contact President Madeleine Atkins on 0447 523 221 or email madeleineatkins@bigpond. com for more information.

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Local Community Group Notices SENIORS GROUPS NEW LAMBTON COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP CLUB We meet every Tuesday 10 am till 2 pm in the Trinity Church Hall corner Regent St and Portland Plc. New Lambton. Come and join other seniors for friendship, cards and musical entertainment as we age we need to get out of our 4 walls and expand our views on life. For more details phone Joy Loas 4952 2664.

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

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

LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering friendship and support for over 55’s. 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. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. New people always welcome.

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.

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. Volunteers also needed to help with transport for the elderly a few hours a fortnight. For more details contact Gayle Grayson on 4960 8248 or 0425 090 670

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 and a Walking Group. Phone Jenny 4952 8753 or Laelia 4951 2939 for further details.

ATTENTION COMMUNITY GROUPS Free community notices should be submitted by 15th of the month by email to: lambtonlocal@ gmail.com or post to PO Box 130 Lambton 2299. We can’t guarantee publication every edition but try to include as many notices as possible. Please note that notices may be edited.

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BRIDAL GOWN Custom made, may fit between 20-24 as size varies from store to store. Also veil & bouquet. Ph 4952 8888 DRYER Hoover Dryer 3.5kg $100 good condition Ph 0451 153 905 EXERCISE WALKER Exercise walker for sale $150. Ph 0414 578 175 RIDE ON MOWER Husqvuarna ride on mower. Series LTH 130 Hydro. Requires some work $250 Ph 4953 9267. BACKPACKS Used once only. Mens Caribee Pacific, ladies Billabong, blue. Waterproof for caneoing. Only $35 for the 2. Ph 4951 5563


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GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE at HOPE SEEDLING COMMUNITY 107 Griffiths Road Lambton (former‘House With No Steps’ building) 8am - 1 pm Saturday 5th August Get there quick or you will miss out.

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


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