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MAY 2011 | ISSUE 10

FUTURE

BRAND NEW MUM

BEC AND SON LEVI CAN’T WAIT FOR THEIR FIRST MOTHER’S DAY TOGETHER.


from the editor

COWABUNGA!!!

Man It’s been busy here at the LocalTalk Office this past month ( minus the awesome 5 day long weekend ), as well as putting this awesome edition together we’ve also been searching for a new team member. After hours of reading resume’s and holding interviews we finally found our perfect match in Deanne Lyall our new sales and marketing expert. The magazine is now on it’s 10th issue and is becoming more and more popular as the months go on and has been spotted all over the country and even abroad.

Photography NICCY STARLET

So what’s new, well this month is the first appearance of SPIRIT TALK an all new column written by none other than Broken Hill’s favourite Psychic Medium Leonie Faye ( I can’t wait for a ghost hunting article ). You may not know this but when I’m not being an awesome Editor - In - Chief I love making films and this month will see award winning Director Dale Alexander Bremner of Sydney shoot his short film “Galatians 3:13” right here in The Hill. Dale has fallen in love with our little city and the support we’ve already shown, if anyone

has an interest in getting involved or can show support in any way call our office and we’ll put you in touch. This Film Along with another called “ Man vs Car” Directed and Produced by two blokes from Tassie ( Sam Curtain and Benjamin Clarke ), will be the first to feature in our all new section called FILM TALK. That’s enough of my jibber jabber for this issue but don’t forget to write or call and let us know how you feel about the mag. MILES


LOCALTALK 41- 79 CRYSTAL STREET BROKEN HILL, NSW, 2880 (08) 8087 5970

EDITOR IN CHIEF MILES CLOTHIER SALES & MARKETING DEANNE LYALL PHOTOGRAPHER / OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR NICCY STARLET

CONTRIBUTORS

ANDREW WEST JASON KING NICCY STARLET & RUBY LOU STARLET STEVE MILLER MARK ISAAC JACK COSTELLO MARILYN HARRIS LEONIE FAYE MADELEINE ROBERTS MELISSA TAYLOR SCOTT HAMMOND HONOR - LYNN BECK RAWLEIGH SMITH FRONT COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICCY STARLET. ON THE COVER - REBECCA BUGEJA - LEVI PHILIP BETTS

Local Talk Magazine is made avaliable FREE each month to each and every person with dozens of locations stocking it in Broken Hill. Local Talk Magazine is owned and operated by Brastin Pty Ltd (ACN 095 879 904) 41- 79 Crystal St Broken Hill NSW 2880. Copyright 2011 by Brastin Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. Brastin Pty Ltd accept no responsibility in respect of any products, services or goods which may be presented in this magazine, or any errors, omissions or mistakes in editorial references. This magazine can also be viewed online at:

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CONTENTS 5 ARB AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK 4X4 EXTREME 6 JELLY BABY MONTH 7 FLOWERS FOR MOTHER’S DAY 8 SHOW AND SHINE 9 IT’S PJ DAY! 10 MOTHER’S DAY - A MOTHERS TREAT 11 PHOTO OF THE MONTH 11 RUBY LOU 12 ANIMATION SENSATION 13 ...BECAUSE SHE’S YOUR MOTHER!!! 14 WAR VETS BATTLER ANNOUNCED… 15 SCONES 16 ATTACK OF THE TURKS 17 “SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A MUSO?..” THE FINALS 18 JAYNE JOHNSTON 20 THE CHANGE HAS COME 21 CIVIC DEBUTANTE BALL 22 GONE FISHIN’ 24 JUNCTION DELI 26 ABI BECK, SHOOTING STAR! 28 ‘BINGE DRINKING CULTURE CHALLENGED’! 30 AURA CLINIC AND SPA 32 PHILHARMONIC CELEBRATE 219TH CONCERT 33 LOCAL ATHLETES RECOGNISED BY SA COUNTRY BASKETBALL 34 SOCIAL NETWORKING – THE NEW MARKETING PHENOMENA


what’s on this month

COMMUNITY CALENDAR 4th May [Wednesday] International Star Wars Day May the Fourth be with you.

7th May [Saturday] Speedway Final Meet Gates open at 4:30pm and racing starts at sundown. Adults $18, Conc $15, Family $45 Under 5 Free. 7th - 13th May [Sat - Fri] ARB Australian Outback 4X4 EXTREME Around Broken Hill Contact Kevin Hind Phone: 0438 814 969 Email: kevin.hind@bigpond.com 7th May [Saturday] Veteran & Vintage Car Club: Show and Shine Memorial Oval Contact Gavin - 0407 188 123 Cars will be available for public viewing at Memorial Oval from around 10-00am till 2-30pm. Entry: Gold coin donation 8th May [Sunday] Mothers Day 20th May [Friday] Autism/ Asperger Syndrome Workshop Demo Club Contact Vicki Phone: 02 4332 2589 Email: herrochevents@bigpond.com Meeting the Challenge of Effective School Support (K-12) 21st - 25th May [Sat - Wed] Resources and Energy Symposium Broken Hill Civic Centre Phone: 02 9299 4350 Email: info@symposium.net.au Website: www.symposium.net.au A 4-day international conference for the mining, resources and energy industries, and the international investment community. 25th May [Wednesday] Carer Support Group. 12:30pm Aged Person Rest Centre. Monthly Carer Support Groups provide guest speakers on topics of

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interest and a social outing for carers. Respite can be arranged for carers to attend. Interested persons please call Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre for further information. Mondays POETS AT THE PUB 1st Monday of every month, 7.30 pm at the Black Lion Inn. Local poets,songwriters and story tellers. oldest poetry group in the hill (1974) uncensored unscripted fun come along to listen or read a piece. BROKEN HILL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR Every Monday evening, 7:30 pm, Choir Rooms (corner of Sulphide and Crystal Streets). Phone June on (08) 8087 4004 for more information. DRAMA CLUB Monday 4pm to 6pm at Theatre 44 (189 Wills St). Contact Ethan Mercer 8087 8245

Tuesdays BROKEN HILL STITCH ‘N’ BITCH Second Tuesday of the month. West Darling Hotel dining room at 7pm Stitch ‘n’ bitch invites craftspeople to come together on a regular basis to stitch and well, you know.... It’s open to everyone (knitters, crocheters, basket weavers, quilters, weavers, sewers etc...), and free to come along. BROKEN HILL CIVIC ORCHESTRA Every Tuesday evening, 7:30 pm, B.I.U Band Hall (Beryl Street). Phone Peter on (08) 8088 4840 for more information. Wednesdays & Sundays BROKEN HILL MIXED INDOOR BOWLS Social Bowls at the Musicians Club at 7:30pm. Thursdays BARRIER INDUSTRIAL UNIONS BAND Every Thursday evening, 7:30 pm, B.I.U Band Hall (Beryl Street). Phone Ross on (08) 8087 9887 for more

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information. AGED & INVALID PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION Held every pension Thursday. 11 am - 1 pm. Age Persons Rest Center, Blende Street. Phone Geoff Trudy on 8087 8564 or 8087 1285 for more information. Fridays BOWLS FOR EVERYONE 100 Eyre Street. 6pm. Families and children are welcome. Phone Teresa on (08) 8088 1966 for more information. 1st and 3rd Saturdays SILVER CITY QUILTERS Held at the Aged Persons Rest Centre in Blende St from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Aldo meeting on 2nd and 4th saturdays at 10am. For more information call either Nerelle on 8087 5367, or Jo on 8088 1045. Sundays SOUTH COMMUNITY MARKETS Held every Sunday from 8am to 12pm. Contact Ken on 0450 238 466 for more information. THE GREEN DOOR Cnr Chloride & Mica Streets : Every Sunday afternoon 2pm-5pm. A mixture of artists, poets, writers, dancers, musicians, craft-folk or raconteurs, all are welcome. Entry $2.00 (inc. cuppa coffee or tea and bickies.) Conversation without an Agenda. BYO nibblies and refreshments are welcomed. Contact Geoff Sanders on 8087 4377 or mobile 0431 352 024.

YOU CAN ADD EVENTS TO THE LOCAL TALK COMMUNITY CALENDAR FREE ONLINE. VISIT WWW.LOCALTALK.COM.AU FOR MORE INFORMATION.


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ARB AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK 4X4 EXTREME WORDS BY NICCY STARLET

Things are heating up as a new annual 4x4 competition in Broken Hill is about to get underway. The event will be held in the month of May every year giving spectators a show not to be missed. Workings together to make it all happen are two well known local charities, Legacy and Rotary. Great thing is that all money raised by these organizations will be put back into the community through different projects.

The Organizers of the 4x4 competition want the event to be the best Australia has to offer. Bringing to the table local and international competitors, we are all sure it will be bigger and better than no other. There are 38 nominated teams this year including two international teams, one being from Venezuela and the other from the USA. All that are competing will be exposed to a varied range of terrain over the week long event with 20 stages all up.

The 4x4 competition is set to run from the 7th to the 13th May, it’s an event not to be missed. Our information was provided through the official website and for dates and ticket information please head to: www.aus4x4extreme.com.au. Kevin Hind: 043 8 814 969 or kevin.hind@bigpond .com

AFL LIVE IS BACK ON 2BH 3 DAYS A WEEK FRIDAY NIGHT’S FROM 5:30 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 11:30AM

THANKS TO WORKCLOBBER ON RACKOW, BROKEN HILL RETRAVISION, LINGSTAR, BARLOW BUILDERS, MCDONALD’S BROKEN HILL


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JELLY BABY MONTH MAY 2011 | LOCAL TALK BROKEN HILL

Photography NICCY STARLET

WORDS BY JACK COSTELLO


what’s on this month Hi, my name is Jack Costello, I am 10 years old, and I live in Broken Hill NSW with my Mum Sharon and my big Brother Harry. I have 3 dogs Polly, Rosie and George and my Pop and Nanna Chris and Shirley Brown. I attend North Broken Hill Public School and I am in year 5. I have Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes which was diagnosed one week before I turned 3 years old. I did not get it from eating too much sugar or not having enough exercise, I did not catch it from anyone else and it is no one’s fault I just got it. It is just how my life is and I would love for there to be a cure. Type 1 diabetes is a life-long autoimmune disease that affects over 122,000 Children and Adults in Australia. Type 1 diabetes is a serious, chronic metabolic disease that destroys the body’s ability to manufacture insulin, a hormone necessary for the body to convert food into energy. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes: Is a life-long autoimmune disease. It usually begins in childhood or early adulthood, although it can occur at any age. It can strike infants as young as 8 weeks old. People with type 1 diabetes must take up to 6 insulin injections every day for the rest of their lives, just to stay alive. Type 2 Diabetes: generally occurs in people over 45 years old. It can usually be managed through diet, exercise and

weight control, but oral medication or insulin may be required in some cases. .. Insulin is not a cure... I was flown from Broken Hill to Adelaide by the Royal Flying Doctors Service where I was then admitted into the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for several weeks. I then returned home where my life and my family’s lives has been changed forever with finger pricking 6 times or more a day to test the amount of glucose (sugar) in my blood, having high or low (BSL) blood sugar levels and then having treatment for this as well as receiving Insulin Injections given by my Mum and a strict food regime. I am living a normal life but I can never go without treatment not even for one day. In September 2006, my life changed once again as I started Insulin Pump Therapy through the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. The Insulin Pump is an alternative way of delivering insulin under the skin and more closely simulates the way a healthy pancreas delivers Insulin. The pump is a small computerised device that is programmed to deliver small amounts of insulin continuously, 24 hours a day. Whenever I eat I have to work out the amount of carbohydrates in the food and then put this number into my pump, so the pump can work out the amount of Insulin I need to have, the pump then delivers into my body. The pump has

taken a lot of pressure off me and my family and given me more freedom in what I can eat but I still can’t go without any treatment, ever. I continue to travel to Adelaide every 3 months to visit Specialist Doctor’s for Medical treatment associated with Diabetes, as I cannot get the specialist treatment here in Broken Hill. So as you can see living with Diabetes is very time consuming for me and my family. The Month of May is Jelly Baby Month and I am a Youth Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), I am raising awareness about Type 1 Diabetes in young people and how important it is to find a cure and how it affects our lives and our families’ lives. My School North Broken Hill are participating in Jelly Baby Month by allowing me to sell JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Jelly Baby themed merchandise on the Wednesday 18th May and a gold coin donation mufti day for all the students on Friday 20th May 2011, to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. So now you can see why people with Type 1 Diabetes would love to find a cute, just think a world with no Injections or Finger picking or counting Carbohydrates how fantastic...

FLOWERS FOR MOTHER’S DAY WORDS BY JASON DENLEY & STEVE MILLER

Apex is a national charity with a local club that helps the community in many ways. At the moment flowers are being delivered to individuals in nursing homes to make sure that all mothers are recognised on this special day. Apex also helps the community and

Photography MILES CLOTHIER

needy individuals benefit from their aid by donating walking frames and wheel chairs, send toys to the children’s hospital, blankets during the winter appeal and aiding the needy and disabled in many other ways. The club and community rely on the

work that the individual club members undertake, by volunteering their spare time, so if you have a couple of hours to spare and would like to support a worthy cause please ring Jason Denley on 0459 310274

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SHOW AND SHINE

what’s on this month Photography MILES CLOTHIER

WORDS BY NICCY STARLET Car enthusiasts quickly race to your calendars and mark down Saturday 7th May. The Day before Mother’s Day is where you can feast your eyes on amazing vintage cars, motorbikes, 4X4 ARB Outback vehicles and more. Come out for a day of fun, you don’t have to be a car lover to look at the vehicles

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that have made history. The amazing Motor Show will be held at the Memorial oval which is located in Williams Street. Dig down in your pocket and grab out a gold coin as the show entry is simply a gold coin donation. You do not need to be an early bird to wander around and have a look as the

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show runs from 10am until 2-30pm. Bring along the whole family for a nice day out, this motor show is not to be missed. If you would like further information on this event contact Gavin on: (08) 80 872463 or 040 7188 123

In this photo GAVIN FARQUHAR


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Photography NICCY STARLET

IT’S PJ DAY!

In this photo INDYANNA & ADITI

WORDS BY NICCY STARLET Lilliput Early Learning Centre will be holding a “Pyjama Day” on Tuesday 3rd May 2011. The pyjama day is to raise money for the Asthma Foundation NSW, a foundation close to preschool room leader Kandi Dart’s heart. She feels that the pyjama day will be something for her to help out and raise money for the foundation. Kandi’s son is asthmatic, so she knows what asthma sufferers go through day to day.

Lilliput invites ALL children to come down, dressed in their snugly comfortable pyjamas with a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go toward Asthma research. It’s an event not to be missed, not only will money be raised on the day but it will also show parents the importance of asthma research. The Asthma Foundation NSW relies on financial support from the community to continue their vital work. They simply cannot continue their work of spreading the asthma message and helping the 1 in

10 adults and 1 in 9 children with asthma in Australia without this generosity. Bring your children on the day; it’s an important yet fun event not to be missed. Lilliput Early Learning Centre, caring for children years 2 to 5 years of age. Opening hours are 7:30am until 6pm week days, 121 Bagot Street next door to the RAA. They thrive on having programs that assist children on the transition between preschool to primary school.


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MOTHER’S DAY - A MOTHERS TREAT WORDS BY NICCY STARLET

Mother’s day is here again, a day which has been reserved to honour mothers and motherhood. Falling on the second Sunday in May, we stop to celebrate the joys of motherhood. Mother’s day in Australia dates back to 1924 where a lady by the name of Janet Heyden started it all. Visiting a patient in a women’s home it dawned on Janet to visit the home every year to pay respects to lonely mothers. It wasn’t long that she started getting donations to help the mothers, leading it to become more popular with paying respect to mother’s all around Australia.

It’s blossomed into a more commercialized celebration where gift giving started to become a tradition. Mother’s and mother figures receive special gifts now such as flowers, boxes of chocolate or a pamper day. On Mother’s Day you may spot people with a chrysanthemum on their T-shirts close to their heart, a chrysanthemum in Australia is the traditional Mother’s Day flower. The flower also named “mum” gets sold in fresh bunches either from some ones garden or a local supermarket.

I do hope that all the mothers out there will have a lovely Sunday (May 8th) filled with joy and love. I celebrate Mother’s day to the full. I owe everything to my Mother Coral and my Grandmother Margaret, they have made me into the woman I am today. A special celebration on Mother’s day will take place for my sister as she is just recently had her first child, a pamper day maybe just what she has been waiting for.

PICTURE’S YOU SENT IN TO SHOW MUM HOW MUCH YOU CARE. KIRBI STOKES

SANDRA TOUGHTON

LAVINIA HEBBARD

ADRIANA WOODROFFE

SOPHIE KELLY

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community talk

RUBY LOU

WORDS BY RUBY LOU STARLET

It’s me again; hope you all enjoyed the last issue of Local Talk. I sure did and also my friends Daisy, Astro and Boof did too. Their Mum decided to drop me a line and send a photo of my friends, they are pretty cool. Speaking of their Mum I am sure she would get pretty spoiled as in the month of May, Mother’s Day is held. Seeing as they can’t shop, I am sure they could

always leave a present in her shoes, like a lovely big locust or a dirty old twig. I am pretty sure she would love that, I think it’s a cool gift. All you pets out there don’t forget to give your Mummy’s a big sloppy kiss for Mother’s Day. You will be barking mad not to, just remember they are the ones that give us food and walk us. Next month we’ll be starting a new page called “Pet Talk” so get your owner to

PHOTO OF THE MONTH SUBMIT A PHOTO FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE VALUED AT $150 THANKS TO SHUTTERBUG! MAY THEME:

ENTRIES CLOSE 24th OF MAY 2011 visit www.localtalk.com.au to submit your entry

Hi. I am Ruy Lou , an almost 2 year old Maltese Shih Tzu. If you want to throw me a bone please email the editor: editors@localtalk.com.au Come and find me on Facebook!

$150 PRIZE

LAST MONTHS WINNER: KAYLA FINCH

PLAGUE

It seems like every time we turn around there’s some kind of creature infesting our town in biblical proportions one after the other , first locusts then mozzies and crickets now its mice and spiders. Send us your best Plague pictures for a chance to win! Photos can be black and white, colour, portraits or landscape shots. Amateur photographers only.

send in a picture of you or maybe ask a question about pets and we’ll try our best to put it in the magazine. Plus Rosey is coming back to the mag next month.

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ANIMATION SENSATION WORDS BY MARILYN HARRIS Children and adults alike love the animated movies made by Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks etc. Movies such as Little Mermaid, Pete’s Dragon, Robin Hood, Princess and the Frog and recently, Tangled. Marilyn Harris and her group of young people will be bringing the songs from these movies to life in a production called “Animation Sensation”. About 30 kids, young people and a couple of older friends will be singing and dancing to “Under the Sea”, “Part of Your World” and several other songs from

“The Little Mermaid” I and II, as well as from the stage show. Songs from Anastasia, Toy Story and Lion King will also feature. Patrons will be impressed by the costuming and scenery as well as the performances. Marilyn has assistance in choreography from Anna Canillas and Le’Neta Baldwin, and some of the performers have worked out their own dances. “Animation Sensation” will commence its season at Theatre 44, 189 Wills Street, on Saturday 7th May at 7.30pm.

Sunday 8th May is Mother’s Day, and the show at 2.00pm would be a great way to celebrate as a family. The final two shows are Saturday 14th at 7.30pm and Sunday 15th at 2.00pm. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 concession and $5 children and can be purchased at the door, or booked at Broken Hill Music, 433 Argent St. Marilyn Harris 8087 9585 0413 905 048


In this photo SAM BETTS, SANDRA BRYSON AND CAROLINE BETTS

Photography NICCY STARLET

...BECAUSE SHE’S YOUR MOTHER!!!

WORDS BY NICCY STARLET

Mother’s day is not all Hallmark greeting cards; it’s a chance to say you love your mum. Sometimes we forget to tell mum how much we love her and appreciate what she does for us. Mother’s day is a chance to stop and celebrate everything that mum has done for us even the little things count, such as cleaning the kitchen or taking out the garbage. It’s a chance to say what’s true in your heart about that special lady that’s always been there for you. Gifts are exchanged on Mother’s day to show a little more respect you have for her ,gifts such as a card , flowers or a beautiful charm are normally the traditional Mother’s Day gift. Thom, Dick and Harry’s have special gift lines for that special token of your appreciation to Mum on Sunday 8th May. They have that gift you’ve been looking for, they have carefully selected stock lines with various prices starting at $9.95.

Maxwell and Williams is one of the selected lines that Thom, Dick and Harry’s stock and would be perfect for Mum. Maxwell and Williams are platinum partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Thom, Dick and Harry’s stocking a very unique pink ribbon coffee mug for the National Breast Cancer foundation, proceeds raised from the mug are donated by Maxwell and Williams which donate $100, 00 per year.

If you’re looking for beautiful jewellery for your Mum, then Thom, Dick and Harry’s are also stocking that. A range of unique jewellery pieces from Palas is just what your Mum would love. Another wonderful thing about Palas is that it’s a South Australian company. Palas offers an extremely affordable range for women of the world to enjoy and style the way they would like. The amazing range can also be really personal with room to then get your Mum’s initials engraved.

Another line is a new release Citron, offering the best of the best in body care. A product that treats Mums skin to an enticing botanical experience. What Mum wouldn’t want to be pampered by Citron’s body care products?

The variety of stock available at Thom, Dick and Harry’s are personal gifts with a warm loving touch. When you buy that special something for your Mum they also do free gift wrapping. The store will not be open on Sunday, but pre ordered bunches of flowers will be delivered on time, on the day.

There is also a variety of Zelta Florence’s products available at Thom, Dick and Harry’s. Zelta Florence’s products range in writing sets, cards and gift tags with breath taking butterfly prints. If your Mum is big on writing or you just want to give Mum a unique gift then Zelta Florence’s line could be for you.

Head down to Thom, Dick and Harry’s today: 354 Argent Street (08) 8088 7000


WAR VETS BATTLER ANNOUNCED… In January Southern Cross Care Broken Hill started the search to find Broken Hill’s worthiest battler, by asking the general public to nominate a local who deserved the reward of free entry into a newly refurbished War Vets Retirement Living unit in Thomas Street. The winner would enter their new home with the initial ingoing instalment payment of $10,000 being waived as a reward for their contribution to the community.

More than 10 battlers were nominated but Mrs Sanderson gained the most votes from the panel of selectors in their assessment of the nominees.

a lot better knowing she’ll be in this place. She doesn’t need nursing home care or anything like that”. Jean said she had met several people who will be living at War Vets and was looking forward to sharing social activities with her new neighbours.

Jean is due to move out of her family home of 49 years and although she’ll miss all the memories of the house where her children grew up, she said “All the memories Located in one of the are in the home, but you can best spots in town, War take them with you”. Vets Retirement Living is reassuringly on the same The War Vets units at Thomas side and on the same block Street are being freshly as the hospital. renovated and upgraded with all the comforts of To discuss how one of these home. On top of all that, all units can make your future the maintenance and on- plans look a whole lot rosier, site facilities (including the or to simply find out more Community Centre) will be information on War Vets taken care of by Southern Retirement Living call Judi Cross Care Broken Hill. Hoare on 8080 1850.

Well, in March Southern Cross Care Broken Hill announced the winner as being, Mrs Jean Sanderson. Jean who is 79 years old was nominated by her daughter Diane Robinson. Jean who was widowed only 12 months ago was overjoyed when she found out that she would be moving into a Diane said the move wasn’t Southern Cross Care newly refurbished War Vets only good for her mother, but Broken Hill – “We’re here for unit. for her too “It’s going to feel the battlers”.

If you’re over 55 and tired of Ifconstantly you’re over 55 and tired of home battling with your constantly with your home and gardenbattling maintenance, Southern and garden Southern Cross Care maintenance, Broken Hill can now Cross Care Hill new can now offer you anBroken affordable lease of offer affordable new lease of life – you withan War Vets Retirement life – with War VetsStreet. Retirement Living, in Thomas Living, in Thomas Street.

To register your interest in one of To register your interest in one of these refurbished units, or to discuss these units, or toplans discuss how itrefurbished can make your future how make your future look ita can whole lot rosier, call plans look a wholeon lot8080 rosier, call Judi Hoare 1850 Judi Hoare 8080 1850 or 0428 479on 060. or 0428 479 060.


food talk

SCONES Makes – 6

Method

Recipe Notes and Facts

Preparation time – 15 minutes or less

1) Preheat oven at 220 C.

Ingredients:

2) Add lemonade and cream to flour mix to form a soft dough then place on a floured surface.

• Don’t forget to place the scones close together so that they can use each other to rise.

1 cup of cream 1 egg 1 cup lemonade 3 cups of self raising flour

3) Knead dough to a 2cm thickness and cut with a floured cutter. 4) Place close together on tray; brush with a beaten egg and bake for 10 – 15 minutes.

• Delicious served with cream and jam and a cup of tea. • When scones are taken out of the oven , leave them for a minute then cut scone in half and spread butter evenly to let melt. Enjoy!

Photography SHOOTINGFOOD

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spirit talk

ATTACK OF THE TURKS WORDS BY LEONIE FAYE

The attack of the Turks in Broken Hill the very first sight in Australia of a terrorist attack, but was it?? You are left to wonder, in a town at the time racially abusive towards other cultures and creeds. When walking around the town I use to feel the sadness of this event, feel the souls lost because they refused to bury them to their religious ways. They haunt Broken Hill and many places feel their spirits roaming free.

A person’s perspective always thrown into the mix when writing and reporting facts changes the truth mixes it up and before you know it, we have a bestselling fiction and the truth gets washed away.

History; the past; what came before us and what has shaped us into who we are now. Lessons are learnt through the understanding (AND misunderstanding) of the past of our history. Indeed History can be told to us in untruths, and half written facts. I truly believe we are a world totally misunderstood because facts have been destroyed and distorted. What do we believe, what should we believe?

A land that is harsh and beautiful, unique like no other in this world. And it keeps a record of every event that has ever occurred upon her and within her. She does not give these records up easily, you have to earn her respect and be absolute in truth with her.

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Only the land and only those souls long passed know the full truth. Australia’s past is a mixture of imprisonment, racial massacre, slavery, and back breaking hardship.

I always said that, that terrible massacre of the Turks and the people innocently slaughtered, caught up in this time in

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Broken Hill History has left an energy stream behind. This energy I do believe, mixed with the ancient indigenous areas, creates a very haunted land. That haunts the people living there, that keeps loved ones passed, closer to their loved ones living understanding the dangers of such powerful haunting, protective of their family and the generations to come. One of the most haunted areas in Australia. The Hill has tales and stories that reveal many spiritual encounters.

Leonie Faye


Photography ANDREW WEST

“SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A MUSO?...” THE FINALS

WORDS BY ANDREW WEST

On Thursday the 21st of April the Finals were held for the local talent competition at the West Darling Hotel. After nine gruelling heats the finalists were Jade Kerin, Craig Freeman, Daniel Farrujiah, The Minimum Brothers, Andy O’Neill, Craig ‘Fatts’ Mc Lennan, Emily Heffernan, Meg McMahon and Geoff Walch. Each competitor performed a set of four titles in front of an eager crowd to present a varied and very entertaining ‘all local’ performance. Emcee Robert Lohmann said “the standards were high which presented a challenge to the independent panel of judges”. The judges were Sonia Nicholas, myself (Andrew West), Rachel Collins, Luke Solomon and Susan Thomas. Apart from providing a venue for local talent exposure Kevin and Mary Hind from the West Darling Hotel also put up the prize money to encourage local artists to get out there to be seen and heard in their community. Kevin presented the prizes saying “It is difficult for local artists to get a gig in Broken Hill and I will continue to provide somewhere they can perform”. The first prize of $500 went to the Minimum Brothers who, although they are relatively new on the block have created a large following of loyal fans. I can see why, because they are very talented and charismatic. The second place ($250) was taken out with a superb solo act by Meg McMahon, another natural performer who has worked hard to attain this level of excellence. Third ($150) was Daniel Farrujiah, a local school teacher who has reached celebrity status among his students and work colleagues with his cheeky form and persistence. Jade Kerin and Craig Freeman received encouragement awards of $50. unfortunately there could only be three prize winners, however these guys can really keep a show rolling. All the finalists were great and when it comes to real talent in artistic endeavour Broken Hill still punches well beyond it’s weight. The Open Mic. will still be held every Thursday night from 9pm at the West Darling so if you’re a Muso give it a go .. We’d love to hear you.


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Photography NICCY STARLET

JAYNE JOHNSTON JASON KING CATCHES UP WITH ONE LOCAL ‘SUPER MUM’ ABOUT FAMILY, FOOTIE, AND CHILD RAISING SECRETS.

When the 8th of May rolls around in 2011, one mother who will be spoiled rotten is local woman Jayne Johnston. Or at least she deserves to be. I must confess, that Jayne works with me at Bells Milk Bar and so I have regularly witnessed how she somehow manages to accomplish what most people wouldn’t dare even contemplate. In fact, Jayne is one of those people who possess that rare talent for organisation that leads other people to say things like: ‘If you need something done right, Jayne is the woman for the job’. (Due to experience, this of course has led

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to Jayne saying things like: ‘ No’). Jayne first met her husband, Justin in the middle of the footie filed during preseason training in 1995. Jayne and her friend had decided to volunteer at the club as trainers. Justin had just transferred from North’s to get regular A-Grade football games, much to Jayne’s delight. 11 years and three children later, the pair were married in 2006. Children, football and family dominate Jayne’s life and may explain why she is motivated to find time to get things done and more often than not, say ‘yes’ when it comes to helping out her local community. (She can’t

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help herself, she is a natural) In addition to raising her kids, Alex, 12, Claudia, 11 and Ty, 8, Jayne has somehow found time to stay heavily involved in the South Football Club, where she has been a Board Member, Junior Coordinator, Publicity Officer, as well as the Presentation Night Coordinator. She volunteers for the Alma School P&C Association as the Publicity Officer and Assistant Fundraising Coordinator, and is a current Committee Member of the Broken Hill Speedboat Club.


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The time and energy that Jayne has put into helping give her kids a firm grounding in life is obvious. Jayne proudly recalls how the ‘grey brigade’ proclaimed her kids the “best Kids in the caravan Park” during a recent family holiday to Port Germein. If you have been into Bells during a busy school holiday period or weekend, it would not be uncommon to find the Johnston kids at the sink volunteering their time to lend a hand. I have to say, that I would be hard pressed to find think of three better behaved well balanced kids in one family. Most kids their ages wouldn’t take the time to talk to ‘old people’, or volunteer to do dishes. As a parent myself, I want to know Jayne’s secret. How does she train them to be so, well, ‘good’? “Some people think what I do is awesome”, says Jayne, “but I just do what needs to be done. Both Justin and myself were raised with strong family values and we’ve tried to pass that on to the kids”.

“I THINK AS A PARENT YOU DO WHAT YOU THINK IS THE RIGHT THING AND THE BEST THING BY YOUR KIDS AND HOPE THAT THEY WILL ONE DAY APPRECIATE THE EFFORT YOU PUT IN” I’m hoping for a miracle answer but it becomes clear that there is no magic bullet when it comes to being a top parent and producing top kids. “I think as a parent you do what you think is the right thing and the best thing by your kids and hope that they will one day appreciate the effort you put in”.

I can see Jayne’s kids appreciate the work she has done, and it is awesome to see the tear in Jayne’s eye when she tells me about one of their achievements. Last year, all three were recognised with school awards; Alex is the only year six student at Alma Primary to ever win both the top award for academic and sporting achievement; Claudia has conquered her fear of public speaking to become a school prefect this year, and Ty was awarded the courageous and confident award (he wore a pink tutu to school because his teacher dared him to). It hasn’t always been easy, she was once wrapped up in toilet paper at a kid’s party as a ‘mummy’, but Jayne wouldn’t have it any other way. “For me I think the most important thing is to appreciate each child’s individuality. I try to encourage them as much as I can. They don’t have to be the best in the world, only the best they can be”. I know that Jayne is a great teacher in that regard, one who leads by example.


THE CHANGE HAS COME WORDS BY NICCY STARLET

The Demo club have gone through some brand new changes, renovations coming to a close they are happy with the look and feel of the recent upgrades. A brand new dance floor space, more comfortable seating around the bar, upgraded smoking areas, changes that members and guest will certainly enjoy. Renovations for the Demo club started in late January, plan was for stage one of changes to be completed just before St Pat’s weekend and they did just that. Already hearing tremendous feedback, the demo club certainly looked toward the future. Bringing everyone together the space feels a lot more open, in the past it felt a little more isolated with different rooms catering for individual groups. The club felt a little more closed in with members

and guest not all interacting. The space now feeling more opened, aesthetically appealing, the club has a more warm and friendly vibe. Meat draws to partying the club, now brings everyone together making it to be a better atmosphere. Just when you thought you had read it all, the Demo club is opening up a brand new nightclub. The nightclub will be named Pulse, having a bigger light show, built in DJ console, perfect for party goers to have a fun night out. Planning for the nightclub has run smoothly with new surround sound getting set up and the brand new dance floor ready for dancing shoes. The nightclub will be in the centre of the Demo but organisers being quick on

their feet, they have already organised where on the dance floor it will be loud, fun and exciting. Where if you’re near the bar wanting a more relaxed feel, the music isn’t affecting your stay at the club. The time you read this particular article, Pulse would have successfully had their grand opening as its set for Easter long weekend. The partying though does not stop after the grand opening with the Demo certain the club will be successful from the grand opening onwards. Future plans for the club will be renovations of the dining area as well as extensions to the outside area, no matter what, the Demo club is certainly meeting all their members and guests needs.


CIVIC DEBUTANTE BALL WORDS BY MADELEINE ROBERTS

After 2 months of dancing and preparing for the night the civic debutante ball is almost here. I still haven’t come to a conclusion why I’m making my debut and probably will never figure out what made me want to do it but, my best-friend is making her debut with me so we’ve both been driving each other crazy with different things like; “we haven’t got this”, “who should we ask for that” and “where should we go for this”, But we’ve got everything organised now. We have a really amazing group that’s making their debut. None of us really knew each other before and having 2 exchange students in our group makes it more fun and really interesting to get to know each other. We all have a laugh with each other (or at each other) when a few of us fall over at practice. Having a good group of people making their debut, makes the journey before the deb at I am sure at the deb will be fun, amazing, and so many good memories. Most of us have been comparing what stage our dresses are at and if they’ve been finished and now theirs on a few girls to be completed with not many days to go, with most of the guy’s suits fitting means the deb isn’t too far away. Our second last practice was at the entertainment centre and it’s getting a little more exciting finding out where our guests will be sitting and when we get presented to the mayor and all the other good and exciting stuff there’s just too much to remember. Tonight being our last every practice and it being a full rehearsal is making me a little bit nervous and I’m sure the rest of the deb and partners are getting nervous as well. I’m pretty positive we are all (even our parents) going to be lost without attending dance practice twice a week. All my friends are getting excited to see my dress, and even I’m excited to see the other deb girls in the Debut Gowns I’m sure they’re all going to look beautiful.


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GONE FISHIN’ WORDS BY ANDREW WEST

It is bonza time to do a spot of fishing in our neck of the woods. The heavens have finally opened up after a very long dry spell so there is water, lots of water which is the main ingredient for fish. Fishing stories are abound with tales of the best fish and yabbies for many years, some are true because I’ve just finished eating the best yabbies (burp) I’ve had in near 20 years. There are more fish in the river than there were horses at the races and there ain’t nothing better than sitting on a bank at sunset sinking a tinny after spending a day in a tinny up the river. Recently I was out fishing for sunset pictures at a local water hole. I was too late for sunset however I was fortunate to meet Robert (Boschy) Bosch, president of the West Darling Fishing Club. We soon started talking about fishing and I love it but unlike Boschy I am not really good at catching fish .. it’s more for the sport, recreation, a chance to get away from everything ,to socialise with family and friends, or a quiet day alone on a river bank. The West Darling Fishing Club began when Stan Hutchins and Mal Handley realised an idea to form a social club where every one can enjoy fishing in a difficult environment. On the 11th of May 2004 the first meeting was held and since then the WDFC has gone from strength to strength by sticking to it’s ‘old school’ principles. The

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club encourages ‘catch and release’ for all endangered native species to protect our fisheries. “We respect and adopt the rules of property owners when we go fishing.” Said Boschy. The goal is to improve fishing opportunities as a group by sharing knowledge and nurturing skills in the community. By practicing catch and release we can help secure fishing for the future. Abiding by all the rules wherever we go means we are welcome to more places and therefore have more places to enjoy our favourite pastime. In 2006 the WDFC negotiated with the owner of Nelia Gaari Station, Greg Martin to build a camp. With help from local businesses providing building materials, a lot of hard work and dedication they have created a base camp complete with toilets, hot showers, bbq, fresh water and lighting. Situated on the West side River Road between Menindee and Wilcannia, Nelia Gaari also offers camp sites for visitors to stay for as little as $8 per adult per night (children under 16 $5 per night). There is a gas bbq and shower and toilet facilities available. All sites are unpowered so bring your own generator if required. The WDFC was also active in Broken Hill during the big dry. The drought devastated the Murray-Darling Basin so it was important to preserve native species. In February 2006 the Imperial Lake was stocked with fingerlings, 5000

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Golden Perch and 5000 Murray Cod were released and a further 10,000 Golden Perch were adeed in 2007. They have also approached Country Water regarding the opening of the Imperial Lake to the public of Broken Hill for ‘catch and release’ fishing and social events. “We hold monthly events through out the year at many different locations on the Murray and Darling Rivers including ‘Fort Courage’ near Wentworth in association with their club.” said Boschy. “We even have a chartered sea water fishing trip once a year” he added, bragging as all good fishermen do. Membership is currently around 55 members and is open to all. Options for membership in 2011 range from $40 per year for single membership (full membership and insurance) to $65 per year for family membership (full membership and insurance). For information regarding the West Darling Fishing Club contact Robert Bosch (President) on (08) 8087 2767. For information about Nelia Gaari contact Greg and Lily Martin Phone: (08) 8091 6496 Fax: (08) 8091 6405 Mobile: 0428506092 or 0410031481 Email: nelia-gaari@bigpond.com UHF: 36


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JUNCTION

DELI WORDS BY NICCY STARLET

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Photography MILES CLOTHIER


The Junction Deli, the conveniently located deli that sits on the Barrier Highway and it now has brand new owners. Julie and Ken Dennis, married couple, both friendly spirits decided on purchasing the deli. The great thing with Julie and Ken is that they want to keep their entire services local, seeking only local distributors, finding ways to help the community through their business. The two seem to be Unstoppable. New owners also come with a brand new menu, everything from hot to cold food, a variety that will suit anyone. The best sellers so far have certainly been schnitzel, chips and gravy as well as their yiros’. Accepting phone orders and catering services, Life Line recently approached the deli to do a catering job; Julie would love for more businesses that have work meetings etc, to call up the deli for fresh catering needs. Julie and Ken being ones that like to go out for a meal from time to time, couldn’t help but offer a special meal offer every day of the week. The meal deals changing every single day, it’s a chance to try out what their yummy food is all about.

started, upgrading the outdoor area of the cafe as well as some minor renovations. Julie and Ken have also even thought of adding a suggestion box of what their lovely customers think of their food. Their business is what people want, when customers are happy then Ken and Julie are happy. At the Moment it’s purely a family operated business but if work experience offers arise Julie would be more than happy to take a waitress under her wing. People that want to get into hospitality need more hands on experience. With Mother’s Day coming up Julie plans on a special coffee and cake deal, from the sound of it the various selections of cake on offer, no one will go hungry. Lovely carrot, banana and cheese cakes, there is something for everyone. Who wouldn’t love a hot coffee and a scrumptious cake on Mother’s Day? You’d be mad not to go in and check out the New Junction Deli with their theme ‘Junction Deli Delights,’ they certainly cater for everyone, 564 Argent Street (08) 80877502

Another great thing about the deli is their opening hours have extended to 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 5am until 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 6am until 10pm. You can stop in any time to pick up the paper, grab a hot feed or get some late night snacks. Eftpos is available so if you just want to run in and out and only have your card that’s not a problem. Ken and Julie couldn’t pass the opportunity to open up the side of the deli into a cosy, warm cafe. Anyone can come in and relax in the cafe which includes comfortable chairs and tables as well as a flat screen TV if you enjoy watching the news with a cup of tea. Another great thing is that there are also tables and chairs out the front if you want to sit out in the fresh air looking up at the great view of the Line of Lode. Also getting great feedback, Ken and Julie can’t say enough how much they want to make the locals and tourists happy. Future plans for the deli have already been


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ABI BECK, SHOOTING STAR!

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Photography NICCY STARLET Photography NICCY STARLET

WORDS BY NICCY STARLET


Only 13 years of age it seems like Abi Beck knows exactly where she is heading, already knowing her passion for Basketball is strong that she already has future plans for university. Year 8 student at Broken Hill High School, Abi thrives to excel in Music and English even if she “sounds like a bit of a nerd”. Interested in reading, hanging out with friends, her heart is fully into the competitive sport of Basketball. Ever since the age of 8, Abi has had a competitive streak, getting parents to sign her up to sports such as T-Ball, Soccer and Basketball. When growing up Abi knew for certain that Basketball was her game. One of Abi’s inspirations to start playing basketball serious was that her dad Royce Beck played basketball and Abi wanted to know what it was all about. One of her highlights with staying in Basketball is friends, “you get to meet people you would never have met”, Abi states. Travelling to a Basketball Jamberoo Abi got to meet New Zealand players around her age which Abi thought was a lot of fun. One of the lucky 7, Abi was recognized by SA Country Basketball as being in the midst of the top players for her age group within Regional South Australia. Recently being announced the 2011 inductee to the Country High Performance Scholarship Squad. Victorious development through the program will give eligibility for the High Performance International tour which will take place in the USA during November and December 2011. When asking Abi about the scholarship you could tell how proud, yet baffled she was. “I couldn’t believe it, can’t say it in words” says Abi as her smile is from ear to ear. “People buckle down and do a lot for it” says Abi with a little puzzled look on her face from being one of the lucky 7 she is certainly one of them. Her favourite role models include her parents Honor – Lynn and Royce Beck, mentor Kate Dasey as well as Claudia Pole with quickly adding her previous and current coaches as well. She loved how her coaches have been so supportive. When Abi started playing she took a liking to coach Larry Whitelaw, “love him to bits”. Now being in A and B grade for team Workies and team Outback Odyssey, she is certainly honoured to have Coach Graham Simmons, president of Broken Hill Basketball taking her under his wing. Words for teenagers wanting to try Basketball, Abi has wise words that they should follow. “Give it a go, it doesn’t matter if you’re the best of the best or if you can’t dribble the ball”, she laughs. Basketball is on Abi’s brain, her future plans when heading to university is to study Marine Biology as well as hopefully signing up to a Basketball team. Being only 13 years of age, she’s got the world in her palm and loving every minute of it. Watch out for this teen because she is definitely going places.


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‘BINGE DRINKING CULTURE CHALLENGED’! WORDS BY CDAT


health talk The ‘Drink Safe Community Initiative’ has been running in Broken Hill over the past two years and has been recognised as a great success in the final report which has just been submitted to the Department of Health and Ageing. The main goal of the ‘Drink Safe Community Initiative’ was to reduce youth binge drinking by educating young people, promote community awareness, and community roles and responsibilities with the aim to develop a Drink Safe Model. The local Community Drug Action Team ‘CDAT’ delivered over 17 ‘Drink Safe’ programs, funded through the National Binge Drinking Strategy, Community Level Initiative by the Department of Health & Ageing. Drug & Alcohol Forums, keeping your peers safe, looking after our brains and Party Safe Packs were educational and harm minimisation programs introduced into local schools over the two year period. The School aimed programs were received well by Schools and their Students and are now part of the School’s annual curriculum. The Drink Safe Initiative was visually recognised all over town throughout the two years, with many ‘Drink Safe’ branded resources given out at events. A large Social Marketing campaign was undertaken with media reports, television and radio advertising produced locally with the support of community members. The signage trailer with drink safe messages could also be seen around town and at community events proving to be a popular form of social marketing in Broken Hill. “Over the coming weeks and months

bar runners will be placed at all the pubs and football clubs along with signs at sporting ovals and billboards on the edge of town which concludes the project funds received. CDAT effectively branded its Drink Safe Initiative with bright orange and black combined colours, these resources were hard to miss and very popular with young people” said CDAT representative, Scott Hammond. The Initiative successfully achieved its main aim to reduce binge drinking in young people in Broken Hill. Community awareness of the negative effects of binge drinking has increased and previously accepted drinking cultures in the Community are now being challenged. “This community approach to Binge Drinking was permissible to the development of a ‘Drink Safe Model’ that can be sustainable. The model is flexible which enables it to be used in other communities around Australia” said Mr Hammond. It is hoped that further funding will be gained in the future to run many of the successful programs under the Drink Safe Model. In the two years that the ‘Drink Safe Community Initiative’ was conducted there was a reduction in acute alcohol related Emergency Department presentations, alcohol related crime and alcohol consumption in the target group of 12-24 years. It has been reported that while young people have not stopped drinking, the Drink Safe Initiative has encouraged them to modify behaviour reducing the amount of alcohol consumed. Reducing the amount of alcohol has reduced effects such as unwelcome contact with police and alcohol related harm.

There has also been a partial effect on the other, older age groups studied. While they were not the primary target, results show a broad community impact. “We would like to thank all our Community Partners for their support which has contributed immensely to making the Initiative such a great success. CDAT would also like to thank the Broken Hill City Council for their support in auspicing the funds and personally I like to thank the tireless work of CDAT members and volunteers. Appropriately we would like to acknowledge the Broken Hill Community for supporting Drink Safe, and looking to challenge and change the accepted binge drinking culture” said Mr Hammond. The Barrier Liquor Accord and Broken Hill Police have also played an important role in the accomplishment of the Drink Safe Initiative. During the past two years the Barrier Liquor Accord, has been promoted well by the larger Pubs, Clubs and Licensing Police. This has lead to more local promotion and enforcement of licensing regulations. “Although the Drink Safe Initiative has demonstrated positive educational outcomes and challenged drinking behaviour, young people in Broken Hill still report to drink more than other NSW young people of similar age. It is important that we all continue to work together to address risky drinking” said Mr Hammond. CDAT will continue the Drink Safe Project and source future funding to run many of the successful programs. Anyone wanting to be a part of CDAT and help out can call Geraldine Kaczmarek on 80826122


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AURA CLINIC AND SPA

Broken Hill’s luxury Day Spa is under new management and with new management comes new ideas! Aura Clinic and Spa now offer a range of new and exciting treatments such as Chinese Cupping, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Airbrush Makeup and more! The interior is also undergoing it very own new and exciting treatment. “So as not to disrupt our clients peaceful experience’s, I’m giving Aura it’s very own pampering after hours.. our clients will notice a delightful change each time they visit over the next few weeks as Aura is transformed beyond it’s current beauty! I’m also now offering new packages to be shared with a loved one or friend.” says Melissa. Aura Clinic and Spa’s products are exclusively provided by Nimue Skin Technology, Rationale, Ahava and Jane Iredale’s Skin Care Makeup. “We believe in offering our clients the very best for their skin’s immune function, repair, refinement and protection. Our products are medically and scientifically proven to do just that.” advises Melissa.

Melissa and her quality trained team are dedicated to their chosen careers and are passionate about providing the ultimate experience in Beauty Therapy, Relaxation and Day Spa treatments. Melissa is fast tracking her current studies to an Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy. “I’m super excited to be following one of my dreams in this lifetime, I find it very satisfying and rewarding when I’ve been responsible for making people look and feel better about themselves.” explains Melissa. There is an extensive range of treatments for you to choose from including face and body treatments, massage, hand and foot care, waxing and tinting and speciality services, such as those provided by Zecca Australia, a team of medical professionals who have been regularly visiting Aura for over 4 years bringing professional advanced medical cosmetic treatments to Broken Hill. Aura Clinic and Spa are excited to be joining forces with Dr Jacinta Keoghan Ann Pilley and Ann Spralja from Zecca

Australia, to offer Broken Hill the chance of a lifetime. For a limited time, clients will have the privilege of receiving treatments with Fraxel re:pair, a revolutionary laser that delivers remarkable results against wrinkles, irregular skin texture, age spots, sun spots, acne scaring and more, all with one single treatment. For anyone interested in learning more about this amazing treatment, an information night will be held on Monday the 9th of May at the Southern Cross Hotel at 6:30pm. One lucky guest will receive a free treatment to the value of $1650.00 for further information or to reserve your seat, please call Melissa on 8087 4887. Mothers Day is fast approaching and Aura Clinic and Spa have designed package’s especially for her..... and you of course! And remember, an Aura gift voucher is the perfect gift for any occasion! Drop in and ask the friendly staff about their amazing Mum and Me packages! and look out for your voucher in this months edition of Local Talk for a special offer when purchasing a Mum and Me package for mothers day.


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PHILHARMONIC CELEBRATE 219TH CONCERT WORDS BY RAWLEIGH SMITH

The Broken Hill Philharmonic Society Choir will present its 219th concert on Sunday 29th May, 2011 at 3pm at the Broken Hill Musician’s Club in Crystal Street. The concert is titled “May it be” – taken from the title of a song by Enya which was featured in the movie “Lord of the Rings”. The general theme of the concert is about dreaming, Heaven and angels. The song “May it be” will be performed along with “I have Dreamed” (from The King and I), “The Impossible Dream” (from Man of La Mancha) performed by the male choir members; and Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” which will be performed include “Reach” by Gloria Estefan, “Lullaby (Goodnight my Angel”)

by Billy Joel and “China Roses,” another Enya song. The guest artists on the day will be the Civic Orchestra’s Ken Barnett (violinist); Chantelle Burrows, a 12 year old up and coming harpist and Shannon Swart, a well known young local singer who has recently returned to Broken Hill from participating in The Glee Australia Tour of Los Angeles. A fund raising raffle for a 22 inch HD TV with a built in DVD player is being conducted, with a ticket on sale each Friday at Centro Mall and at the door on the day of the concert on the 29th May. The winner will be drawn at the concert. The Philharmonic Society has procured the services of renowned choral director

George Torbay once again this year. George will conduct a musical workshop on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June. The workshop will be similar to the one he conducted with great success in 2009. The sessions on Friday 17th will be for schools and choir leaders/conductors and those on Saturday (18th) for anyone interested in conducting, singing , choral work and music in general. The Philharmonic Society is always looking for new members, so if you feel that you would enjoy choir work. Join us and come along to practice at our club rooms at the corner of Crystal and Sulphide Street at 7:30pm on Monday nights.


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LOCAL ATHLETES RECOGNISED BY SA COUNTRY BASKETBALL WORDS BY HONOR-LYNN BECK

Seven talented local players have been identified by SA Country Basketball as being amongst the top players for their age group within Regional South Australia. Representatives from SA Country Basketball were in Broken Hill recently to announce the 2011 inductees to the Country High Performance Scholarship Squad. Jason

Bald,

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Performance Manager, stated “the seven athletes identified by this program have worked consistently hard”.

added “Scholarship holders will be an example to other local kids aspiring to play basketball at a high level”.

The local athletes have been offered scholarship positions in the SA Country High Performance Squad. “Having shown great commitment to their sport they are deserving recipients of the Scholarships” Mr Bald commented.

The Country High Performance Scholarship Squad was developed to assist and provide additional coaching directed towards identified, performance focused athletes.

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SOCIAL NETWORKING – THE NEW MARKETING PHENOMENA WORDS BY STEVE MILLER

With the interest in social networking increasing and the recent film about the establishment of face book, is it true to think about the marketing advantages of social networking sales. We are constantly bombarded with all types of marketing material, which on

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the whole we do discard and forgot about. Social networking sites market to us in a passive fashion that quite often we do not even realise that the marketing is occurring. We become a ‘friend’ of a certain business and then get informed about its products, at

minimal cost to the business. So, if you are in business or a consumer, take some time to think about the manner in which products are sold by or to us and how to utilise this marketing tool to its maximum potential.

WORDS BY MARK ISAAC

What is a trust? A trust is a legal arrangement in which assets (money or property) are managed by a person or group of people (including a company) for the benefit of others. The assets are ‘entrusted’ to certain people, called ‘trustees’ who become the legal owners of the assets. The trustees have full control and management of the property but do not benefit from it. The ‘beneficiaries’ receive the benefit of the property without having control of it. What is the purpose of a trust? Trusts can be used for a number of reasons. Some of these include: Protection of assets from creditors or even a divorce settlement. Protection from misuse of assets, perhaps from a disabled family member.

Management of business assets. Minimising taxation where the different tax rules are advantageous to your situation. The most commonly known trust is a family trust. Family trusts are established to ensure that particular assets benefit particular people (that is the beneficiaries of the trust). It can be useful for broken marriages where the benefits of the children are the main priority. Another common form of trust is a testamentary trust which is established as a consequence of a Will, when someone dies. How do I set up a trust? If you think a trust may be an appropriate for you, we recommend you seek further advice from your solicitor, taxation adviser or accountant.


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