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• Issue # 43 • Est. 2014 • HOME DELIVERED FREE • November 2017 •

Lleyton wins Rosewall Medal Lleyton Richards not only has a first name suited to success at tennis, he has some real talent and great sportsmanship to go with it. The Lambton High Year 9 student was recently awarded the prestigious Rosewall Medal by the New South Wales Hardcourt Tennis Association. The medal recognises good sportsmanship on and off the court and carries the name of one of Australia’s all-time greatest tennis players, who was not only an outstanding player and good sport on the court, but a great ambassador for the game of tennis. In a career spanning 25 years Ken Rosewall won 18 major titles. Lleyton gives much of the credit for his success to two special supporters, his mum Lisa and his coach Trudi Musgrave-Edwards. “Mum is always driving me to Sydney Tennis League or to a tournament somewhere. As for Trudi, well I know wI wouldn’t be where I am if not for her.” Lleyton told Lambton & New Lambton Local. As well as the medal Lleyton received a personal letter of congratulations and a signed photo from Ken Rosewall.

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What’s bin going on you ask?

A number of local residents witnessed their red (general waste) and yellow (recycling) bins being emptied onto a removalist truck on their normal waste collection day recently. Fearing this may be some sort of organised identity theft operation a number of residents reported the activity to the police. Lambton & New Lambton Local enquired with Newcastle City Council about this activity and here is their response: Council has engaged a third party contractor to undertake a survey of 220 randomly selected households in the Newcastle LGA in October and November. The contractors are highly experienced consultants who have undertaken similar audits in over 25 Council areas in the past ten years, including Newcastle.

property addresses are not reported at any point in the audit process; collected waste is given an independent code and all data is reported in an aggregated form only. To protect residents’ privacy council has taken a number of measures including: 1. Not reporting property addresses at any point in the audit process 2. Giving collected waste an independent code and reporting all data in aggregated form only. 3. Prohibiting the public reporting of any specific details related to any personal information. 4. Once sorted and recorded, all collected materials are disposed of to landfill or recycled.

The purpose of the survey is to collect information which assists council to plan for and improve future waste services for the community and to tailor waste and recycling education messages. The methodology being used has been developed by the NSW State Government to provide robust and reliable data. The materials in the bins will be collected each morning prior to Residents are welcome to contact the normal collection. Individual council on 4974 2000 if they have any concerns or questions.

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Library fine amnesty supports needy Newcastle Region Library members have a chance to clear unpaid library fines by supporting people in need across Newcastle this Christmas. Members with outstanding overdue fees can donate non-perishable food items and toiletries to have $5 deducted for each food item, and $10 for every toiletry, from their overdue fine ledger. All items collected under the Food For Five, Toiletries for 10 initiative will be donated to local emergency relief agencies OzHarvest, Street Care, Baptist Care and the Samaritans. They will package up the goods for needy families in the lead up to Christmas. “Food for Five, Toiletries For Ten is an initiative used by public libraries in Australia and across the world to support local charities and settle outstanding fees with members,” Newcastle City Council Libraries Manager Suzie Gately said. “It’s a fantastic way to remind members to return items at the end of the year. “Newcastle Region Library has used this initiative in previous years and we look forward to giving back to the Newcastle community. “There’s no limit to the amount in overdue charges

you can pay off with food, but food and toiletries donations will only be used to clear overdue charges. “Payment for lost and damaged items or other charges must be paid for with cash or EFTpos.” Food For FiveToiletries For Ten begins on Monday 13 November and runs until Monday 11 December.





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In last month’s issue we gave readers the opportunity to win one of 10 family general admission passes to the upcoming Newcastle Food & Wine Weekend which was to be held at Lambton Park on the weekend of 4-5 November. We received a stack of entries, so thanks for that. Regrettably we have been advised by the organisers that the event will have a change of both date and venue. The organisers were unable to give us further detail before we went to print this month but have assured us that the 10 family passes will be honoured at the new venue/date. As soon as we are able to confirm the details we will be in touch with the winners to confirm that the new event date suits them and issue the prizes.





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Calling young futurepreneurs Young people in the Hunter looking to start their own business have an opportunity to be supported by local business mentors who will guide them through the business startup process. The Hunter’s Federal Government appointed entrepreneurship facilitator, Cheryl Royle, is running the one-hour sessions to help young people who are unemployed or stuck on their career choice. There will be sessions held in a number of Hunter locations, the closest being Newcastle and Charlestown. Those who go on to be involved in the program will receive support from Ms Royle and other successful local business people. “Some young people are better suited to selfemployment but often don’t think that it is an option for them,” Ms Royle said. “The workshops will help you decide if you have what it takes to start your own business, explain what’s involved and show you the considerable help that is available,” she said.

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“If young people have an idea, a passion or a hobby they may be able to turn that into their own business.” “The advantage of the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurship program is we go on to give people free business mentoring. “You need an idea, passion and maybe a technical skill but you also need some planning and financial management expertise to survive. “We can help people with those business skills and other soft skills such as effective communication.” Ms Royle is one of three entrepreneurship facilitators in Australia. The Federal Government established the facilitators in regions where there is high youth unemployment and low uptake of self-employment. She has extensive experience as a facilitator working with young people. She is managing director of the business capability firm, The Finer Line, and cofounder of Lone Rangers, a new support network for sole business operators. The one hour sessions run from 10.30-11.30am and will be held at Charlestown on November 23 and







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Ever wondered what happens inside a Masonic Lodge meeting? Is it all just secret handshakes? Wonder no more as New Lambton Masonic Centre at the corner of St James Road and Cromwell Street New Lambton will open its doors to hold an Open Day Saturday 11 November. The New Lambton Centre is home to three separate Lodges including Lodge Enterprise, Lodge City of Newcastle and Lodge Mayfield Daylight. All three Lodges will be hosting the free event which will run from 10am to 3.00pm. “Any person interested in learning something of the ancient institution that is Freemasonry, and what a Lodge does, is invited to drop in and have their appetite for knowledge whetted, their interest piqued and their curiosity ignited”. Arthur Rolph told Lambton & New Lambton Local. Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organisation that promotes moral and personal development amongst its members. Its core values including caring for others, helping those in need and acting with honesty and integrity. The precise origins of Freemasonry have been lost in time, but it is known that it arose from the guilds of stonemasons which constructed Europe’s castles and cathedrals during the Middle Ages. These craftsmen were in possession of highly prized skills in mathematics and architecture, which they in turn passed on to apprentices who had been accepted as being worthy of being taught the secrets of their trade. These trainees advanced, depending on their proficiency, to become Master Masons. In England in 1717 four Lodges decided to create a formal organisation by forming the first Grand Lodge. Freemasonry then spread across Europe and to other countries with amazing speed. In Australia, Freemasonry can be traced to the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788. The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales was officially formed in 1888, and later became responsible for Freemasonry in the Australian Capital Territory. At the New Lambton Open Day there will be tours of the Lodge Room, displays of regalia and artefacts, speakers and ample opportunities to ask questions of active Freemasons. You will learn about the Freemason’s charitable intent and the Craft’s involvement in the community. Light refreshments will be available.

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Dunn’s did it...state’s best After scoring a win and three places in the Newcastle and Hunter region heat of the annual Sausage King Awards, Dunn’s Butchers of New Lambton have gone one better and been awarded best Continental Sausage in NSW/ACT for their Spanish Chorizo. The state finals were held in Tamworth recently. The competition was tough up against 18 other regional winners from all over NSW and the ACT. At the Newcastle and Hunter region heat held in August they not only got first for the Spanish Chorizo they picked up second for their Spicy Italian with lemon, pepper and garlic. To these they added equal second for Traditional Australian beef sausage and third for Traditional Australian pork Sausage. But these fourth generation butchers aren’t about to share the recipe for their award winning sausages suffice to say they only use the finest quality ingredients including only the best pork and veal. The family’s association with butchering in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley goes back over a hundred years According to Lewis the secrets to success in the butchery business over that many years are “ quality products backed up by genuine affection for our customers.”

Above (L to R): Lewis, Chris and Tony, the team from Dunn’s Butchers Lambton Rd New Lambton with the trophy for Best Continental Sausage NSW/ACT Dunn’s Spanish Chorizo will now go up against other state winners from all over the country at the Sausage King national judging in Melbourne next February.

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Congratulations to Daryl Sanson of Condor Circuit, Lambton who was last month’s quiz winner. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery photo was New Lambton Uniting Church. You’ll find the answers to this month’s question within this issue. Question 1 What category did Dunn’s Butchers win at the NSW/ ACT Sausage King Awards? Question 2 What anniversary is Hunter Water celebrating this year? Question 3 What ages does Milo in2Cricket cater to? Question 4 When is Art Bazaar being held in LambtonPark? Question 5 Donation of a food item at a Newcastle Branch Library deducts how much off outstanding fines? Question 6 Where would you find the recently painted object below?

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Art Bazaar returns to Lambton

Looking for quality, original and handmade Christmas gifts? You won’t want to miss Art Bazaar on Sunday 19 November Hunter Arts Network’s Art Bazaar returns to Lambton Park for a third consecutive year on Sunday 19 November. Surrounded by Lambton’s beautiful parklands, Art Bazaar will feature over 50 Hunterbased Artisan stall holders with a huge array of quality, original, handmade and unique products on offer. Newcastle’s essential Christmas shopping destination runs from 9am to 3pm and has plenty of free parking, entertainment, fine food and Art in the Park. All are welcome to participate in the ancient practice of labyrinth walking with a labyrinth by facilitator Max Greive.

Art Bazaar has cemented its reputation as an event that showcases the Hunter’s creative arts community that locals and visitors look forward. The event which is held at various locations around the Hunter every year. Visitors will be delighted with the food and music being offered alongside HAN member stalls. Art Bazaar has developed into a major art event for the region attracting many visitors from out of the area and is the Hunter’s premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderfully creative our

community is. HAN is a non-profit membership of artisans from the Hunter who carefully hand pick stallholders to ensure that shoppers have an array of local, handmade, unique, original and quality products, making Art Bazaar an affordable opportunity for both the public and the creative people of Newcastle and the Hunter. Enjoy meeting the artists and designers who have carefully created for the reputable event providing access beyond the boundaries of the gallery. See you at Lambton Park on Sunday 19th For more information visit www.

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Dear Lambton & New Lambton Local - Letters to the Editor

From Lambton Pool manager

At approximately 5:00pm on Tuesday 17 October a critical incident occurred at the Lambton Swimming Pool. As this is an ongoing police investigation we are limited in the information we can provide or make comment towards. Our deepest condolences are extended to the family and carer of the young man who passed away during the incident. It was a tragic series of events and our entire organisation is saddened by the outcome. Our priority is to our staff to support them through this ordeal with any assistance they need. We have provided professional counseling to all staff who require it and are in a process of an internal review. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the bystanders who intervened to assist our staff members in a time of need. Our organisation is extremely grateful for the community support which has been provided to our team throughout the incident. The emergency services did an amazing job throughout the incident. I am very proud our team who executed their training with conviction and precision.

Their actions ensured the safety of patrons and each other, which was paramount at the time. Lane 4 Aquatics values are about a strong community, a positive lifestyle and personal well being. We strive to provide this each and every day and through this incident our team remains committed to ensuring the services are maintained. Once again, we genuinely thank everyone involved. Daniel Mulvey CEO Lane 4 Aquatics




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Dear Lambton & New Lambton Local - Letters to the Editor

Crossing concerns

I’d like to bring to your attention the pedestrian crossing on the corner of Elder Street and Morehead Street Lambton. This is the main pedestrian crossing for many children going to and from local schools and many others that need to go to the shops/ park/library/tennis courts etc...It is directly opposite Lambton Library and Lambton Park. It’s an extremely busy road at all times of the day-but mostly morning where you will see 99% of cars going through the STOP sign and bank up across the crossing or come up the inside of the crossing oblivious to any pedestrians. My husband and I along with others we’ve seen crossing have had some very close calls. If someone hasn’t

been hit at that crossing by a car it’s only a matter of time. I actually did a video and took it to the Police station. They told me to go to the Council. I had previously been in touch with Sonia Hornery who kindly forwarded it to Council and they agreed that the vision coming from the East of Elder (near the Taxi rank) is obscured, so they moved the Taxi rank back. This was a great outcome for the cars coming from the east BUT it never solved the problem of the law breakers going through the STOP sign and going up the inside of a pedestrian crossing.. I still can’t believe the police just fobbed me off to go to the Council. I think they need to do something there very soon. Perhaps a good suggestion would

be to attach a Safety Island in the centre of the crossings or a flashing pedestrian sign or a flashing stop sign. Although I think it’s up to the Police to enforce the law of stopping at a STOP sign and stopping on the white line, a lot of people don’t realise that they have to stop on the white line of the crossing before proceeding. Recently I saw a truck doing about 70km/h through the intersection oblivious that it was an intersection. In another incident, while my husband and I were actually on the crossing a lady nearly drove over my feet. She realised how close she was and said “Sorry”. It’s only a matter of time. Obviously many drivers are blind and don’t see either a pedestrian or a stop sign. Angela Smith - Illalung Rd, Lambton

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Overwhelming response to Blackbutt reptile theft

Blackbutt Reserve’s popular reptile show will soon make a comeback thanks to pet owners who’ve offered to donate more than 30 animals to replace the star attractions stolen from the reserve last month. Council will enhance security before accepting any of the replacements pledged after the theft of nine lizards and six snakes over the October long weekend. New security bars will be installed on doors and windows of the after-hours reptile enclosure - located in a secluded part of the reserve - as well as sensors and CCTV. “Newcastle City Council has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the response from the public and is working hard to expedite the return of our popular wildlife shows,” Newcastle City Council Interim CEO Jeremy Bath said. “We will accept many of the generous offers from the community as well as buy additional animals to improve our collection so visitors can see a greater variety when we resume our educational shows.


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The reptile shows at Blackbutt are expected to resume in the Christmas school holidays “We’re also substantially enhancing security to ensure another theft doesn’t take place. “For example, metal window mesh is being replaced with welded bars. “And if in future they somehow got through the bars, sensors will be triggered that will immediately tip off police.” Council’s Natural Areas Manager Brad West said, despite the great public response, restoring the exhibit was no simple task because only animals with the right temperament could be chosen and gradually conditioned to crowds of people. “I would like to extend a big thank you to the community on behalf of the whole Blackbutt team,” West said. “While we do appreciate the generous offers to loan out reptiles, it’s crucial we carefully select the right ones to ensure they’re a good fit for interacting with kids. “We are confident we can have reptiles with the right temperament in place for the educational shows scheduled to run during the Christmas school holidays.” Three frilled-neck lizards, two shingle back lizards, a central netted dragon, two Woma pythons and two olive pythons were among the reptiles stolen. They were the regular stars of the Blackbutt reptile shows, which are normally held at 11am on weekends and daily during the school holidays.

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That was then, this is now Lambton Reservoir

Every day thousands of people drive along Newcastle Road, paying little or no attention to an historic water reservoir nestling under the Lambton hilltop. This year being the 125th anniversary of Hunter Water, it is timely to reveal some of its hidden details. Part of the Hunter River District Water Supply Scheme, that piped water from Maitland, the 400,000 gallon reservoir was completed in August 1885. At that time, the Newcastle Morning Herald reported: “The reservoir is 65 feet in diameter, and depth at circumference 20 feet. This excavation has been made in solid rock. A massive brick wall,

running from 5½ bricks thick at foundation to 3 bricks thick at the surface has been erected, about 200,000 bricks having been used in its construction. The floor of the reservoir is of concrete and cement. Then there are two arches and a central dome. These arches are supported by several cast iron girders. The girders rest on massive stone blocks, and are placed in the form of two circles in the reservoir, in order to meet the arch work and dome at top. The second arch and centre dome being of Portland cement and coke was first spread on temporary wooden frames and allowed a reasonable time to set; this it has done admirably, and has since

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borne the weight of horses and drays on top of it. An embankment of rubble stone and earth has been made over the whole of the work. Several inches of approved soil has been placed over this, and the whole has been sown with grass seed, so that in a few months we may expect the reservoir to present the appearance of a huge grassy mound, and those unacquainted with it will hardly credit that it hides such a wonderful amount of skilled work from sight.” You can view these photos and more details at www.

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Above: The Merewether reservoir, nearing completion in 1886, was the same size and design as Lambton reservoir. Photo by Ralph Snowball. University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections. Below: Although taken out of service many decades ago, the Lambton reservoir remains hidden under the grassy mound (right of background). The adjacent pumping station (left of background) is still in use.


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At the end of term 3 the school held the Year12 Graduation ceremony highlighting six years of achievement and recognising major award winners within the cohort. Recipients were as follows: Sporting Blues: Eliza Carey – Diving; Kai Chapman – Cycling; Amber Cheney – Touch Football; Morgan Cibilic – Surfing ; Jordan Henry – Cross Country / Athletics; Belle Humby – Water Polo; Jonti Lanz – Athletics; Benjamin McDonald – Mountain Biking; Maddison McManus – Touch Football; Llewellyn New – Swimming; Molly O’Neill – Athletics; Jacinta Pinkerton – Diving ; Carter Smith – Athletics ; Elaine Wang – Athletics Academic Awards: John McCarthy Award for Technology : Elaine Cheng; Ashley Sands Memorial Award for Earth & Environmental Science : Jordan Henry; Prize in English : Yaerhim Shin; Humanities & Social Sciences Prize : Clare Corliss; Mathematics Medal :Elaine Cheng; Science Medal : Yaerhim Shin; Creative and Performing Arts Award : Jayde Corner; Reuben F Scarf Award for Commitment : Maya Al Maraee; School Captains Award . Clare Corliss & Jackson Price; Sharon Claydon Community Spirit & Leadership Award : Clare Corliss; Caltex All Rounder Award : Siobhan Pickard; 2017 Highest Academic Achievement : Clare Corliss. Year 12 students begin their HSC examinations on October 16 and we wish them well in their examinations and future endeavours. Each year students in year 8 and 10 participate in an Authentic Assessment Learning Program. The Project aims to support the curriculum by making it more relevant to the needs of the students especially as it relates to future career options and future study needs/ requirements. Students become more responsible for their own learning and move towards becoming more independent and reflective learners They develop the skills associated in developing and presenting (at a public forum) a folder of their own learning, whilst developing employment related skills and knowledge. The program also fosters community participation and involvement in the evaluation and assessment process. The school is seeking interested parents, carers, other family members and community members to participate on the authentic assessment interview panels for: Year 10 on the 16 and 17 November; Year 8 on the 30 November and 1 December. If you or someone you know might be interested please contact the school. Peter Riley - Relieving Principal


Matters with Sue Odgers of Elders Real Estate, Lambton

To style or not to style. It’s your choice

The trend of having properties professionally styled for market is becoming very popular and if you are one of the people who is currently in the market, looking to purchase, I am sure you are becoming familiar with properties which have been styled professionally.

This method of presentation has its advantages depending on the property being styled, if you have a very tidy home which has been emptied of furniture or something more modern or unique it can be of a distinct advantage to the presentation of the home. The idea of styling is to help demonstrate the best use of the space the home offers, using soft colour palettes, furniture, paintings etc. that enhance the appeal of the property to create an overall experience when viewing the property. If you have an older style home and some of the original furniture is available and it is otherwise clean and tidy, then you are presenting it to the market with no bells and whistles and buyers will appreciate this straight forward approach. It is important to make the most of whatever you are placing on the market and if you feel that professional styling will add to the appeal of your property, then by all means make the call and arrange an appointment. With any property you are looking at selling, as long as it is presented in its best light, is clean and tidy and of course priced to suit the current market compared to other similar properties which have recently sold then you will get good interest from buyers looking to purchase a property in the area. Happy styling if that is your choice.

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This month in the news Compiled by Sjanie Griffiths using the resources of 1.

Here are three news stories from around the local area for November in years past. 1. The Evening News, Wednesday 8th November 1899; 2. Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners Advocate, Monday 1st November 1920; 3. The Newcastle Sun, Friday 10th November 1922. 2.


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Matters by Lee Clements of Sensom Health & Wellbeing

Pods prove popular for managing stress

There is no doubt higher levels of stress, depression and anxiety are having a significant impact on the quality of people’s lives. Indeed, national organisation beyondblue’s State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia (TNS Global 2014) report estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year. In these increasingly busy and demanding times people are finding that proactively managing stress

and anxiety is a good start to addressing what can often lead to burnout and additional health related issues if left untreated. People seeking alternative methods to help reduce chronic stress and anxiety currently represent a high percentage of the clients I see at my Health and Wellbeing studio. The many and often immediate physical and mental health benefits of using floatation therapy to help address and cope with these issues can be profound. And our 21st century floatation pods with their increased space, greater saltwater content, and enhanced temperature and sound insulation provide a safe and supporting environment. Whether it’s professional, personal, or sports related, people suffering from chronic headaches, arthritis, lower back and shoulder issues, sport injuries or simply a loss in performance, people are finding floatation therapy extremely therapeutic. Indeed, a holistic approach to supporting and managing health and wellbeing through techniques such as floatation, yoga, massage and meditation therapies provide a unique opportunity to restore the mind, body and soul


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Contracts can be complex – up to 100 pages or more – so seeking professional advice to understand them is highly recommended. To work out the total cost of village living, you need to take account of ingoing, ongoing and exit fees and charges. It’s not uncommon for people to go into a retirement village quite late in life and then need to move to aged care soon after. In such circumstances, a large exit by Chris Stevens fee may be charged, which reduces the pool of assets CPA Partner at GC Accountants, Lambton otherwise available to fund entry into an aged care facility. When this occurs, it may have been better to consider other options from the outset, such as getting more in-home care or moving straight to aged care. Retirement villages can, however, be a good stepping stone into full care. They offer enjoyable communitybased activities and access to onsite care and general home care services such as cleaning and personal Successfully transitioning between in-home assistance. care services, retirement villages and full-care accommodation is all about making timely, well- Aged care accommodation informed decisions. If failing health leaves you needing a higher level Retirement villages of care, you may need to move into an aged care Retirement villages are a lifestyle choice for retirees facility. Costs will depend on the facility and level who want to downsize from their family home of services as well as your Centrelink Income and to a more manageable unit, but continue to live Assets Assessment, but generally break down into: independently. • Basic daily care fee. This covers costs such as meals, cleaning and laundry. It is set at 85% of the maximum single age pension and for some people will be the only ongoing fee payable. Others pay an additional means-tested fee. • Accommodation payment. You can pay this as a lump sum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD); periodically as a non-refundable daily accommodation payment (DAP); or a combination of the two. The RAD is refunded ■ Tax & Rental Property Advice when you leave, less any agreed deductions. ■ Small Business Experts The DAP is calculated as the RAD multiplied ■ Self Managed Super by a predetermined interest rate and divided by 365 days. People with limited means may pay ■ Business Set-up and Advice an accommodation contribution rather than an ■ Negative Gearing & Capital Gains Specialists accommodation payment. Visit our website for the complete range If this all seems a bit too much come speak with us as we can help assess the options available, the rules and investment strategies to consider.



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Chat by Ryan Samuels and Lani Stokes

of Poke Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Centre, Lambton

Wrist and thumb pain You often don’t appreciate something until it has gone or is not functioning well. This is certainly the case when it comes to a type of wrist and thumb pain called “De Quervain’s syndrome.” De Quervain’s syndrome is a painful condition that affects the tendons at the base of the thumb. The pain usually comes on gradually and gets ignored until simple, everyday tasks like taking lids off jars, gardening, or holding a child are very painful. The pain can very sharp and sudden and there may be a “stuck” feeling at the base of the thumb during movement. Some patients do present with swelling in the wrist at the base of the thumb. De Quervain’s syndrome is often considered an overuse injury of the thumb, hence the reason it often affects people that use their hands to grip and grasp objects on a repetitive basis, such as: carpenters, mothers with small children, and painters. However, it can also be aggravated by arthritis of the thumb. When in good health, the tendons at the base of the thumb should glide smoothly through a tube called a tendon sheath. Overuse from constant gripping and squeezing objects and the consequent repetitive sliding of the tendon through the sheath can cause the sheath itself to become irritated and swollen. This irritation of the tendon sheath can cause pain and make it impossible to complete simple tasks like opening a jar, picking up a child or using tools like a hammer. For some people, even touching or bumping the tendon itself can cause excruciating pain. Acupuncture treatment for De Quervain’s syndrome works by stimulating a local healing response in the wrist and thumb which helps to relieve the pain, swelling and irritation of the affected tendon sheaths of the thumb. This in turn allows the tendons of thumb to glide through their sheaths without pain and restriction. Ryan Samuels Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist

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HEALTH Matters with Sara Knight of The Gut Clinic


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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) yet feel you have no way forward? Maybe you were told take laxatives, increase your fibre, try FODMAPS or take some probiotics. You probably get some relief, but not consistently, with these recommendations. You still suffer from bloating, cramping, pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation. Let alone the fatigue, the stress if not the anxiety about trying to manage these symptoms in your day to day life. The diagnosis of IBS gave you a label yet not much direction nor relief. As a naturopath specialising in gut issues, I get excited when someone comes to me with IBS – because I know personally and professionally how food, herbs and nutrition can improve a person’s life with IBS. Naturopathic treatment for IBS focuses on: 1. Stress management– the link between the gut and the brain is a critical component of IBS management. So gentle exercise, meditation and calming herbs can provide significant physical and mental relief. 2. Parasites – if not already ruled out, best to know if there are any parasites contributing to the IBS as the symptoms are quite similar. 3. Foods –food intolerances as well as harnessing the power of food as medicine. Healthy fibres, nutrient dense vegies and calming proteins all have a critical role in managing IBS. 4. Bacterial dysfunction- this may be an imbalance of the bacteria in the large intestine or the presence of bacteria in the small intestine. So for those still suffering from IBS, know that nutrition, herbs and foods can all provide relief. And maybe there is more that can be done with additional testing. Using naturopathic treatments, an IBS diagnosis can be the beginning of a calm gut, peace of mind and loads more energy.


Matters by Dr Stuart Edser

Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health


much, sister allows kids to scream and shout when your kids are well-behaved, and on it goes. What we do when family relationships turn sour? We don’t want to make things worse, but we also don’t want to feel like we’re being ignored or passed over or treated poorly. I hear so many stories about family dynamics. People find this very distressing. One option is to draw the person aside and try to talk. Such talks are always best done in a non-defensive style. Not always easy.

Another option is to pretend on the day that nothing has happened, that you’ll be civil and you can talk about things some other time. And yet another option Christmas is once again on the way and many people is to hold your tongue and give it some time in the will already have begun to think about the annual hope that time will dull the tensions and things can return to peace. And the most extreme option is to Christmas get together. let a relationship go altogether if it has become For lots, this is a time of celebration, but for many, unalterably toxic. this is a challenging time. For some, it is a time where family strains are given air and feel inescapable. There is no one size fits all solution. What we do There are total estrangements, adult sibling know is that peace is better than war. If it is possible difficulties, parent - adult child breakdowns, someone in families, then it’s a good outcome to aim for. is not talking to someone else, Aunty Jane has still not Stuart Edser - Counselling Psychologist forgiven niece Allana for ignoring her at Uncle Ben’s funeral, son gets upset at step-father for drinking too

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VET Chat by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic


It’s the elephant in the room. Always. In social contexts, at Kindergarten talks, and interviewing potential new employees. Hi, I’m Fiona and I’m a vet. The Kindergarten kids nail it – question time is usually spent discussing the day that they had to get Fluffy or Midge or Buffy put to sleep. We address it in job interviews, as it’s a very important part of the job to get right. How do vets cope with euthanasias? When is the best time to make a decision about euthanasia? Why do owners feel sooo guilty now, not only about euthanasia day, but about the whole thing,

that day they didn’t take her to the beach, or the day they bought the cheaper brand of cat food?? We perform euthanasia as a profession and a community because it is the right thing to do. We can’t let our charges suffer, and we have the ability to administer an anaesthetic that allows them to take their last breath with peace and dignity and with their loved owner(s) standing by. It’s hard. But in some ways it’s the most privileged part of our job, because we are present to witness the powerful strength of the bond between owner and pet. The love that has led the owner to make a decision that they have been fearing and dreading. The trust and courage of the pet who won’t stop fighting until that decision is made for them. It’s a testament to the life of the pet that we as vets can share the owners’ grief at these times. I hate euthanasias. But in a weird way those days make sense of everything else I do. PS If you do feel guilt – go with it … let it run its course…from what I see the best owners feel the most guilt, and there’s nothing you can do about it! PPS for some people pet euthanasias bring up serious unresolved grief issues – please get some professional counselling. We can point you in the right direction if need be.

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Matters by Chris Hill-Smith of Appleton Law, Lambton

What is an Informal Will? There are strict requirements in relation to how wills are made and executed to ensure they are valid and accepted by the court as expressing the true testamentary intentions of the person. When an instrument or document apparently sets out how a person wishes to deal with their assets upon death but the formal requirements for a will have not been complied with, a court may none-the-less grant probate or letters of administration of that document if satisfied of certain things. Such a document may be found to be an ‘informal will’. Before the court will accept such a document as an informal will it must be satisfied that there is a ‘document’. A document can be anything from which sounds, images or writings can be reproduced. Audio tapes and discs have been found to come within the scope of the definition. In a very recent Queensland case the Court found that an unsent SMS text message left by a person on their phone setting out how they wished their estate to be dealt with constituted an informal will and granted letters of administration of that document. The court must also be satisfied that the document must purport to state the person’s testamentary intentions, that is, how they wish their estate to be dealt with after their death. Drafts or expressions of wishes subject to change of mind will not be sufficient. The third requirement, and the matter which generally prevents an informal will being accepted

by the court, is that the court must be satisfied that the person intended ‘that’ document to form their will and to have immediate effect as their will. Written instructions for a will obviously contemplate a later formal document and therefore will not be accepted as an informal will. The court must also be satisfied that the person had testamentary capacity at the time they prepared the informal document. If the court accepts the informal will and makes a grant in relation to the document it has the same effect and operation as a will which complies with the formal requirements. Disclaimer The content of this article is provided for information purposes only. The contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. Formal legal advice should be sought in particular matters.

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Matters by Brett Plumb Pharmacist at Piggott’s Pharmacy Lambton

Food Safety Week

Food Safety Week is 11-18 November. The theme this year is ‘is it done yet?’. It is estimated that each year 4.1 million people get food poisoning in Australia, 1 million Australians have to visit a doctor due to food poisoning, 32,000 people end up in hospital, and 86 people die. The term ‘food poisoning’ refers to the illnesses that are caused by eating or drinking contaminated food or drink. Symptoms of food poisoning can range from mild to very severe, and can include one or more of the following symptoms: nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, and headaches. Symptoms can take between a few hours to a few days to appear, and may last for a few days, depending on the cause. What can we do to reduce our risk of becoming sick with

food poisoning? The Food Safety Information Council provides the following basic recommendations: •Clean: having clean hands will greatly decrease the chance of food poisoning and other diseases occurring. Wash hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds, dry hands for 20 seconds before starting to cook, and repeat frequently, especially after handling raw meats, or vegetables with visible soil. •Chill: foods that should be chilled (e.g. meat, poultry, dairy foods, vegetables, salad ingredients) should be refrigerated at or below 5°C as soon as possible after purchase. Frozen foods should be defrosted in the fridge. •Cook: cooking food properly minimises the risk of food poisoning. Serve hot food steaming hot above 60°C, and always follow cooking instructions on packaged foods. •Separate: cross-contamination is a major way for food borne diseases to spread. Raw and cooked foods should be kept separate when storing and preparing to avoid cross-contamination. Food poisoning is often a nasty experience. Piggott’s Pharmacy can provide advice on the most appropriate treatment for your individual situation. Some people including children younger than 5, pregnant women, people more than 70 years of age and those with compromised immune systems or acute or chronic illness may be more vulnerable to, or affected more by the symptoms of food poisoning. Brett Plumb

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comfort to another, at a lower cost. All other bookings were done in the final month, including courier services at Santorini and London which both worked out cheaper than using taxis - and train trips in Slovenia and the UK. We also saved substantially by using public transport. For example, we were quoted $80 for a taxi from Changi Airport, Singapore to the heart of the city. by Ian and Sue Roberts We deliberately selected a hotel near a bus stop - and of Memorable Destination used a public bus that covered the same trip for about five dollars. In London, we chose a hotel within walking distance of Victoria Coach Terminal, from where we could get a bus to Gatwick Airport for about seven pounds - far less than any alternative. We also caught local buses across Greece and trains to and from Athens airport. For travel tips and information, follow Ian and Sue We’ve just finished an eight-country European tour Roberts online at reviewing travel and accommodation services - and here are a few tips that helped us organise the trip and ensure everything ran smoothly. For a start, we used the Internet to book: airlines, an inter-country shuttle, Greek Island ferries, rail trips, couriers, bus tickets, accommodation, city cards and individual tours. Flights were generally booked about 90 days beforehand because we believe that ensures the best deals. We used four airlines - Scoot, Aegean, Eurowings, and EasyJet. Accommodation was chosen at the same time. We compared hotels and Airbnb prices, with emphasis on central location - and proximity to transport. Once selected, we pre-paid accommodation - avoiding the cost of ‘cancellation-free’ booking. This can be risky if the trip falls over, but we prefer to take the chance for a lower cost. And once booked, we followed up with confirmation emails close to the date of leaving Australia. Ferries were reserved at least three months ahead of time, as prices can increase as trips get closer. We booked directly with the companies involved - and double checked by email. We trialled an international shuttle service, Go-Opti, to travel from Venice in Italy to Ljubjana in Slovenia. What could have taken most of a day by train, was reduced to about three hours. The service collected us and our luggage from one hotel and delivered us in

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Little Locals...JUNIORS in SPORT This month Little Locals visited Western Suburbs Junior Cricket Club’s Milo in2Cricket program at Ford Oval New Lambton. In2Cricket is designed for five to eight year olds and involves fun, safe activities that teach kids the basic skills to play cricket, in a supportive, non-competitive environment. The active, inclusive program allows kids to make friends, develop social skills and team work. It’s about fun, fitness and being a good sport!

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Local & Live entertainment this month Blackbutt Hotel

Fri 3

Regina Grimshaw

Sat 4

Captain Risky

Fri 10


Sat 11


Fri 17

Duncan Woods

Sat 18

Sat 11

Red Line Duo

Fri 17

Zane Penn


Thu 2

Nick Saxon - Single Launch

Fri 3

The Great Gig in the Sky - Celebration of Pink Floyd

Phase III

Tue 7

Whitebridge High School Music Showcase

Fri 24

Tom Quigley

Wed 8

The Audreys

Sat 25


Thu 9

John Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentleman ( UK/USA)

Fri 10

Wendy Matthews

Sat 11

Harrison Craig

Sat 18


Fri 24

Greg Bryce

Sat 25

Jungle King Duo

Hotel Jesmond

Duke of Wellington Hotel Fri 3

Steve Werrin

Sat 4

Zane Penn

Tue 7

Greg Bryce

Fri 10

Bobby C

Fri 3


Fri 10

Crawfish Stew

Fri 17

Michael Mills

Fri 24

The Remedy

Lambton Park Hotel

Sun 12 Reynolds & Co Not Quite End of Year Gig (Lunch) Sun 12 Ross Wilson

Fri 3


Sat 4


Fri 10

DJ Perry Carter

Fri 17


Fri 24

Walmo Duo Unplugged Mon 13 Hunter Valley Grammar

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Local & Live entertainment this month Wed 15 Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)

Newcastle Theatre Co.

Thu 16 Ziggy - The Songs of David Bowie Fri 17

The Music of Thriller

Sat 18


Wed 22 Live N Local Thu 23 Pivot Dance Studio Showcase Fri 24

The Incredible Diesel 30 Year Thang Tour

Sat 25

The Incredible Diesel 30 Year Thang Tour

Papworth & Kerry Miller

Fri 24

Brien McVernon

Noel Coward’s

Relative Values

Sun 19 Everley Brothers Show (Lunch) Sun 19 Polation

Directed by Fran Hodgson Sat 11


Sun 12


Wed 15


Fri 17


Sat 18

2pm & 8pm

Wed 22


Fri 24


Sat 25


Snake Gully Hotel Fri 3

Sarah Christine

Sat 4

Loose Change

Fri 10

Mary-Anne Rex

Sat 11

Brazillian Brothers

Fri 17


Sat 18


Fri 24

Bonny Wythes

Sat 25


Wests New Lambton Fri 3


Sat 4

Phonic Trio

Fri 10

Tre Soul Trio

Sat 11

The Rock Factor

Fri 17

The Runour Trio

Sat 18


Fri 24

Dr Zoom Duo

Sat 25

Snape Trilogy

Northumberland Hotel Wed 1

Jam Night with Ian Papworth & Kerry Miller

Fri 3

Jim Overend

Wed 29 A Very Kransky Christmas

Tue 7

Mick Boogard & The Stoneage Romeos

Thu 30 The Idea of North

Wed 8

Jam Night with Ian Papworth & Kerry Miller

Fri 10

Kenny Jewell

Tue 28 Jordann Christie Music Showcase

Wed 15 Jam Night with Ian Papworth & Kerry Miller Fri 17

The Harbourmaster

Wed 22 Jam Night with Ian

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Local Community Group Notices CHILDREN & FAMILIES 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. TIME OUT FOR MUMS Time Out for Mums is a playgroup that meet on Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12 noon at New Lambton Anglican Church Hall. Children (0-5 yrs) engage in supervised activities while the Mums (or grandmothers) enjoy morning tea, crafts, conversation, or just rest in an adjoining room. $5 per visit. Enquiries Denise Rothwell 0408085117 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 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.

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:

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 for more information about joining our enthusiastic team. 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@ All Welcome

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Local Community Group Notices PLAYGROUP IN LAMBTON Every Thursday morning during school term. Lambton Public School Hall 9.30 to 11am. Morning tea is provided and children of all ages welcome. No bookings needed, just pop in. Free. Run by Goodstart Early Learning.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS LODGE ENTERPRISE NO.400 UGL OF N.S.W & A.C.T New Lambton Masonic Centre at the corner of St James Road and Cromwell Street New Lambton will hold an Open Day is the home of Lodge Enterprise, Lodge City of Newcastle and Lodge Mayfield Daylight. These Lodges will be hosting an Open Day on the 11 November from 10am to 3pm. Any person interested in learning something of the ancient institution that is Freemasonry, and what we do, is invited to drop in and have their appetite for knowledge whetted, their interest piqued and their curiosity ignited. There will be tours of the Lodge Room, displays of regalia and artefacts, speakers and ample opportunities to ask questions of active Freemasons. Learn about our charitable intent and the Crafts involvement in the community. Light refreshments will be available. 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 for more information.

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. Email: au You’ll be amazed at how your leadership and confidence will grow. ELERMORE VALE MENS SHED Operates Monday to Friday each week, 8.30am to 12.00 noon, at 127 Croudace Road, Elermore Vale at the rear of the Elermore Vale Community Centre. Shed is closed 3rd Friday of month, due to monthly Wallsend Bunnings BBQ.

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 or contact Gwen Ph 4952 9655 or Diane Ph 4957 2843.

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.

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Local Community Group Notices HOBBIES & INTERESTS NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. Was formed in 1983 and is dedicated to family history studies. The society welcomes visitors to their library in the Mechanics Institute Building at 68 Elder Street Lambton which is open each Thursday 1 pm - 3.30 pm and Saturday 10.00am - 3.30 pm (except public holidays). The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm. Our Guest Speakers will be John Gillam & Yvonne Fletcher and their topic is “You Can’t Fight you’re a Girl” Maude Butler - Kurri Kurri 1914. This is their latest book. All members and interested visitors are welcome. For more information contact 4957 8296.

THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD The Embroiderers’ Guild, New Lambton Branch members invite the community to join them on Monday 20 November between 10.30am and 2.00pm. There will be a small display of members’ work, a Christmas stall, a Christmas raffle, and light refreshments. The branch meets at the New Lambton Community Centre, corner of Alma Road and Cromwell Street. Entry is free. NEWCASTLE BONSAI SOCIETY INC. The Society will hold its annual Bonsai Exhibition at Charlestown Bowling Club from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November. There will be a large display of Bonsai, demonstrations, sales of Bonsai and raffles. There will also be a special section where children can make their own Bonsai to take home free. Admission $2 adults, children free. Opening hours are 1-5pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. For further information contact David on 0418 226 068 or Geoff on 4952 9376 or 0409 178 080 or see

RELIGIOUS GROUPS HUNTER BIBLE CHURCH Everyone is welcome to join us at one of our comfortable and engaging Sunday church services. We meet at 10am & 4:30pm every Sunday at Lambton High School. We can’t wait to see you there. More info at www.

SUPPORT GROUPS HOPE FLOATS SUPPORT GROUP Hope Floats is a support group formed by family and friends who are grieving the death of a partner. Our aim is to connect people with this shared experience. For more information contact Julie on 0410 057 580 or search for ‘Hope Floats’ on Facebook .

SPORTING CLUBS LAMBTON PARK TENNIS CLUB The “book and pay online tennis club” is looking for new members - especially lady members. If you are a reasonably competent player come down to the courts on Tuesdays 4-6 pm or Saturday 12-4 pm and play with club members for $5. Court bookings at or phone 0401 193 411. $12 per hour daytime and $17 per hour nighttime. Refrigerator, electric jug, and microwave available for use by members and court hirers. NEWCASTLE DIGGERS SWIMMING CLUB Our club swims every Sunday from 8am till 10am at Lambton Pool. New swimmers welcome, all ages catered for. For further information contact Denis on 0414 721822.

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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. 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.

WALLSEND RED CROSS BRANCH MEETING Wallsend Sporties Club (down stairs in Gretley Room) Fogo St, Wallsend. First Monday of the month 10.00am to 12.30pm, this includes morning tea and a game of Hoy. Contact phone 4965 6081.

LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering friendship and support for over 55’s. Meet at the Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St, Lambton every Thursday 9am to 12.30pm for Canasta, or other card and board games. Monthly Coach outing 3rd Tuesday each month. November 21 Wine Tasting Hunter Valley. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. New people always welcome 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

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 ATTENTION COMMUNITY GROUPS Free community notices should be submitted by 15th of the month by email to: lambtonlocal@ 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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COMPUTER REPAIRS Repairs & tuition. Friendly& affordable help. We come to you. Ph: Dan 0421 750 216.

CHAIRS & BED Recliner lounge chair, 2 seat blue lounge, single bed and mattress $100 in total. Ph 0428 654 064. DINING TABLE Used 6/8 seater glass dining room table. Good condition, originally worth $1100. Call if interested $200. Ph 0424 279 678. EXERCISE CROSS TRAINER HPFXTR2 exercise cross 4-in1 trainer (adjustable). Provides total body workout in own home. Excellent condition $120. Ph: 0423 849 408.

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