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thursday 4 january 2018

This week... From the editor Hello there, 2018. Pleased to meet you! Welcome back, readers. If, like us, you were lucky enough to take a break over the Christmas and New Year period, we hope your batteries are recharged. I always find it invigorating to spend downtime with family and friends, as well as time alone doing the things you love, whether that be reading, yoga, or mountain hiking. Whatever floats your boat. Now that Christmas is behind us and we've rung in the new year, it's time to focus on our goals for 2018. I'm not one for new year's resolutions (mostly because they can be unrealistic), but if, for instance, you've set a goal to get in shape this year, we've got some tips to help you get started in the aftermath of the silly season on page 25. Nothing tastes better on a hot summer's day than fresh and fruity ice blocks. We've got two recipes for you to try in this week's edition, including our cover star – mango, coconut and mint popsicles. They're yummy and healthy, plus, it's a great way to get the kids hands-on in the kitchen these school holidays. Bonus! If you have a go at recreating these recipes, make sure you tag us on Facebook or Instagram so we can share the love. - Georgia Osland

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One Billion Rising Global movement to end violence

Driving up support Solution to CBD business downturn

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news Ifritah on flags with One Billion Rising Lake Macquarie & Newcastle organisers Rachel Bond, Lee-Anne McLean, Sue Donald and Kate Ormonde at Speers Point Park. Photo: Peter Stoop

One Billion Rising wants you When tackling an issue as globally-pervasive as violence against women, what more powerful way to express oneself than through dance? That’s exactly what the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie communities will join forces, for the

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first time, to do in mid-February. A group of local, like-minded women, supported by crisis accommodation service Nova for Women and Children, are responsible for organising the region’s fifth One Billion Rising event – part of an international

movement that started in 2012. It remains the biggest mass action to end violence against women in history. In previous years, the local event has moved around from Foreshore Park at Nobbys to Hamilton’s Gregson Park. This year, it will be held at the new-look Speers Point Park from 4pm on Sunday 11 February. At the heart of it all will be a huge flash mob dance to draw attention to, and raise awareness of, violence against women and “break the chain” of violence. The event will also include street performers, belly dancing, guest speakers and a sausage sizzle. Local event co-founder Rachel Bond says it’s one way for the community to take a stand against violence.

“Globally, one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime,” she says. “Those are some horrific stats. “As a community, we can do better. Part of that is standing up and saying ‘no’.” There’s still time to join in the flash mob dance, with a rehearsal to be held on Wednesday 31 January at Teralba Community Hall. If you can’t make the rehearsal in person, anyone can watch the dance tutorials online at youtu.be/ ZPQFOgW2SzE and join in on the day. For more information, visit the ‘One Billion Rising Lake Macquarie & Newcastle Australia’ Facebook page, or phone Sue Donald on 0409 506 225. - Georgia Osland


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Maitland’s future takes shape

Congestion drives downturn The inaugural Newcastle 500 Supercars event, the light rail project and various residential developments: the year 2017 was a whirlwind in the city’s CBD. Amidst the construction works came an increase in traffic congestion, which led to a downturn in trading for many businesses. But the local community is being encouraged to show its support over the coming months by venturing into the city. Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association chairperson, Edward Duc, advises workers and potential customers to plan their trip in advance. “We found that most people adjusted quickly [to contruction works] and, within a few days, had found alternative routes into the city and were able to factor extra time into their trip,” he says.

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“Most of the time an additional five or 10 minutes is all you need. “Many local businesses have noticed a downturn in trade as those who don’t need to drive into the city seem to be staying away. “We encourage all locals to continue to support businesses and come into the city – you may be surprised how easy it is.” Mr Duc recommends downloading the Live Traffic NSW app on your mobile phone, so you can plot a regular route, and then check it each morning. Alternatively, he suggests exploring on foot whenever possible. “Newcastle is one of the world’s most walkable cities,” he says. “We encourage people to explore this beautiful city on foot – you will be surprised at how many places you can walk to in 10 minutes.”

Traffic congestion in Newcastle in December. Photo: Peter Stoop

A report, conducted by TomTom Telematics, ranks Newcastle as the eighth most congested city in Australia. The report notes that traffic in Newcastle is increasing overall travel times by 23% – an increase of 2% year-on-year. It also found Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings were the worst periods to be behind the wheel, with travel times rising by 39% and 34% respectively.

A revised draft of Maitland’s community strategic plan is now on public display. Maitland +10 captures the community’s vision for Maitland’s future over the next 10 years, and how the city’s council and residents will work together to achieve it. More than 4,400 residents actively participated in the review during the past 18 months, which reflected a continued community focus on health, education, events and festivals; long-term planning; heritage; balanced development; technology; local jobs and more. You can view the draft plan online at maitlandyoursay.com.au, or in person at local libraries, the council’s administration building, and the Maitland Visitor Information Centre. Submissions close Monday 12 February.


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news Brothers’ rare double act Marks Point brothers Les and Kevin Smith are inseparable. They live next door to one another, team up to train umpires with Charlestown Netball Association, and, as it turns out, earn national honours together. At 73, Les has followed in his younger brother’s footsteps and earned a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to netball and broader community service. Kevin, 71, received his medal in early 2016. Both had their medals bestowed by New South Wales Governor David Hurley. Even Mr Hurley reportedly commented on how rare it was for two brothers to receive an OAM. “We’re the only ones we’re aware of, apart from the Waugh brothers, Mark and Steve,” Kevin told Newcastle Weekly.

Les said it was a “thrill” to make it an OAM double for the Smith family. “It was a great experience; something you’d never ever forget,” he said. At each investiture ceremony, award recipients usually have a small portion of their curriculum vitae read aloud as they cross the stage. Of course, if Les and Kevin’s CVs were read in their entirety, the audience would have been there all night. The pair are well known among the Lake Macquarie netball community. As the sons of the late Molly Smith, whom the netball courts at Belmont are named after, they’ve earned quite a reputation, and have devoted much of their lives to the sport, as did their mother. In late 2016, Les became the third person in the family to be awarded the Anne Clark B.E.M Service Award

Marks Point’s Les and Kevin Smith with their Medals of the Order of Australia. Photo: Peter Stoop

– the highest honour bestowed by Netball NSW – in recognition of more than 54 consecutive years of service to netball. Kevin received the award in 2009, and Molly earned it in 1979 – the same year the boys fought and won a discrimination case to become the first badged male netball umpires in

Australia. Les and Kevin gained their A-grade badges in 1981 and 1982 respectively (Kevin was the first male in Australia to do so). Over the years they have coached many a team and umpire fledgling, imparting decades of knowledge. - Georgia Osland

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What’s on in the Summer school holidays Monday 8 January Sporty Storytime Mayfield Library 11 - 11.45am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Tuesday 9 January Fun & Games Storytime Hamilton Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free LEGO Olympics City Library 2-3pm | Age: 5-12 | Free Skin, Scales and Feathers Newcastle Museum | 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm | Age: All | Free

Wednesday 10 January Ditch the Device! Storytime Adamstown Library 10-10.45am | Age: 3-7, Free Sporty Storytime City Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free Fun & Games Storytime Wallsend Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free Parachute Games New Lambton Library 2.30-3.30pm | Age: 5-8 | Free

Thursday 11 January Fun & Games Storytime New Lambton Library 10-10.45am | Age: 3-7 | Free Sporty Storytime Stockton Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free Parachute Games Wallsend Library 2-3pm | Age: 5-8 | Free Snaptronics Quiz Masters City Library 2-3pm | Age: 8-12 | $5 Skin, Scales and Feathers Newcastle Museum | 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm | Age: All | Free

Friday 12 January HAMA Bead Pixel Art New Lambton Library 2.30-3.30pm | Age: 8-12 | $10

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Family Board Games City Library 1-4pm | Age: All | Free Family Movies Wallsend Library 6pm | Age: All | Free

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Thursday 18 January

Tuesday 23 January

Thursday 25 January

Art of Flowers Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm Age: 5-12 | $10

Art of Flowers Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm | Age: 5-12 | $10

Blooms & Bugs Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm Age: 5-12 | $10

Blooms & Bugs Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm Age: 5-12 | $10

Maker-fest! City Library | 10-11.30am Age: 5-12 | Free

Sporty Storytime New Lambton Library 10-10.45am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Ditch the Device! Storytime Hamilton Library, 10.30-11.15am Age: 3-7, Free

Pizza Box Movie Making Wallsend Library, 10-11.30am Age: 9-12, Free

Ditch the Device! Storytime Mayfield Library | 11-11.45am Age: 3-7 | Free

Ditch the Device! Storytime Stockton Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Family Board Games New Lambton Library, 1-4pm Age: All | Free

Ditch the Device! Storytime New Lambton Library 10-10.45am | Age: 3-7, Free

LEGO Olympics Beresfield Library | 2-3pm Age: 5-12 | Free

Snaptronics Quiz Masters Wallsend Library 2-3pm | Age: 8-12 | $5

Fun & Games Storytime Stockton Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Pokemon TCG New Lambton Library, 2-3.30pm Age: 8-14 | Free

Skin, Scales and Feathers Newcastle Museum | 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm | Age: All | Free

Magic: The Gathering Tournament Wallsend Library 2-3.30pm | Age: 12-18 | Free

HAMA Bead Pixel Art Mayfield Library | 2.30-3.30pm Age: 8-12 | $10

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Friday 19 January Art of Flowers Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm Age: 5-12 | $10

Art of Flowers Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm | Age: 5-12 | $10

Pizza Box Movie Making City Library, 10-11.30am Age: 9-12 | Free

Sporty Storytime Hamilton Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Family Board Games Beresfield Library 1-4pm | Age: All | Free

Maker-fest! Hamilton Library 2-3.30pm | Age: 5-12 | Free

Family Movies Wallsend Library 6pm | Age: All | Free

3Doodler Making & Drawing City Library 2-4pm | Age: 8-12 | Free

3D Design Teen Wallsend Library 10am-12pm | Age: 12-18 | $10

Skin, Scales and Feathers Newcastle Museum | 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm | Age: All | Free

Night-time Safari Adventure Newcastle Museum 6-8pm | Age: 8+ | $10

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Monday 22 January

Art of Flowers Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm Age: 5-12 | $10

Blooms & Bugs Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm Age: 5-12 | $10

Fun & Games Storytime Adamstown Library 10-10.45am | Age: 3-7, Free

Parachute Games City Library | 10-11am Age: 5-8 | Free

Sporty Storytime Wallsend Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Fun & Games Storytime Mayfield Library 11-11.45am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Ditch the Device! Storytime City Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free

Maker-fest! Mayfield Library 2-3.30pm | Age: 5-12 | Free

HAMA Bead Pixel Art Adamstown Library 2.30-3.30pm | Age: 8-12 | $10

Family Movies Wallsend Library 2pm | Age: All | Free

Family Board Games Wallsend Library 1-4pm | Age: All | Free

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Skin, Scales and Feathers Newcastle Museum | 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm | Age: All | Free

Wednesday 24 January Blooms & Bugs Art Gallery | 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm Age: 5-12 | $10 Sporty Storytime Adamstown Library 10-10.45am | Age: 3-7 | Free Glitter Slime New Lambton Library 10-11am | Age: 12-18 | $5 Ditch the Device! Storytime Wallsend Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free Fun & Games Storytime City Library 10.30-11.15am | Age: 3-7 | Free LEGO Olympics New Lambton Library 2-3pm | Age: 5-12 | Free Maker-fest! Wallsend Library 2-3.30pm | Age: 5-12 | Free Dinosaur Armour Workshop Newcastle Museum 10.30am, 1.30pm | Age: 5-12 | $10

HAMA Bead Pixel Art Stockton Library | 2.30-3.30pm Age: 8-12 | $10 Skin, Scales and Feathers Newcastle Museum | 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm | Age: All | Free

Every Saturday & Sunday Art Cart Art Gallery | 10.30am Age: All | Free


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Former stars set to lead cricket camp

All mums know that exercising with a little one in tow can be difficult; sometimes it’s hard enough just to get dressed and show up, let alone make it to the gym. Striking balance takes patience: with yourself, and your family. But, luckily, MEGA Newcastle has your back. Short for Mums Exercise Group Australia, the social enterprise empowers mothers to help them improve their social, emotional and physical wellbeing, and it’s taking off in Newcastle. The group offers free and low-cost exercise sessions, run by mums, for mums. The best part is, children are welcome to come along and even

For the first time, former Australian Test legend Merv Hughes will cast his eye over some of the Hunter Region’s talented youngsters in his role on Shaun Brown’s Cricket Coaching panel. Hughes, an ex-national selector and big-hearted fast bowler, played 53 Test matches for Australia and took an imposing 212 wickets, with the impressive best figures of 8-87. He will be joined by former left-arm quick Nathan Bracken, who represented Australia in five Tests and 116 One Day Internationals (ODIs). The duo will lead a cricket camp at Wests Sporting Ground (Ford Oval) on Thursday 18 January and Friday 19 January, from 9am to 3pm each day. The man behind the two-day clinic, Shaun Brown, has been a professional cricket coach since 1987. He says it will provide an excellent learning experience for enthusiastic cricketers aged between the ages of seven and 16. For more information about the clinic, phone Shaun Brown on 0412 382 558, or visit cricketcoaching.com.au

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Some of the MEGA Newcastle mums gather in the park.

encouraged to join in. Currently, the Newcastle branch holds five interval/ bootcamp training sessions a week at different venues, including Henderson Park Hall, Adamstown; Speers Point Park; Wallsend Park and Gregson

Park, and is looking to add a barre class, pilates and yoga to the list this year. To sign up or learn more, visit megamums.com.au, or ask to join the ‘Mums Exercise Group Australia (Newcastle)’ closed Facebook group.


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Single and ready to mingle Is 2018 the year you make new friends? The Hunter Valley Over 50’s Singles’ Social Club meets on the first Sunday of each month, starting at 10am, at The Polish Hall (Grant Street, Maitland). Come along and enjoy morning tea, plus regular activities such as lunches, movies, picnics, games, barbecues and more. Phone Glenda on 4934 3136 or Mary on 4951 4407 for further details.

Share your community event. Email editorial@newcastleweekly.com.au with ‘HYH’ in the subject field. Deadline is 10 days prior to Thursday edition date.

Crowdfunding workshop Join chuffed.org for a workshop on crowdfunding for social causes. Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds, which allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount. In return, backers may receive token rewards that increase in prestige as the size of their donation increases. Guest speaker is Rachael Brown, who has assisted Hunter Animal Rescue with events and fundraising over the past few years. Tuesday 23 January, 5.30pm to 8.30pm at The Roost Creative (Hunter Street, Newcastle). Standard ticket price is $60. Visit eventbrite.com.au and search ‘crowdfunding’ in Newcastle, NSW.

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Computerpals information and enrolments On Saturday 20 January, Computerpals for Seniors Maitland will hold a pop-up stall at Stockland Green Hills (Molly Morgan Drive, East Maitland). There will be further information and enrolments taken at East Maitland Bowling Club (Banks Street, East Maitland) on Wednesday 24 January and Friday 25 January,

from 9.30am to 11am. Computerpals for Seniors Maitland is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing over-55s tech tuition in a friendly environment. Classes are held on the first Thursday of the month (except January) at East Maitland Bowling Club, and cover everything from emails to the Windows interface to iPad use.

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Save the date for pet adoption PETstock is holding an Adoption Day drive on Sunday 4 February, encouraging pet owners to adopt, not shop. If you’ve ever wanted to adopt an animal, this is your chance. Visit your local PETstock store (including Warners Bay, Adamstown and Heatherbrae) on the day between 10am and 2pm to learn about the importance of pet adoption, ask questions of the local rescue organisations in attendance, and have a cuddle with some of the rescue pets. You might even find your forever friend! Every year, roughly 200,000 healthy pets remain unclaimed in Australian pounds and animal shelters. 13


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MARMONG WATERS With the imminent completion of Marmong Waters’ Release 2, residents of Release 1, who moved into their new homes in October last year, celebrated with their neighbours-to-be to at Awaba House in December. Village Manager Tracey Andrews said: “It’s wonderful to see friendships forming and such a wonderful community spirit so early in the development.” T: 0410 338 367 W: marmongwaters.com.au

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Holiday boredom busters Summer school holidays can be a struggle. The kids are at home for at least six weeks, which can result in the endless refrain of, “I’m bored!” So, to help out, we’ve picked five of the best activities in the Hunter Region, and sorted them by LGA. Psst: they’re a hit with big kids, too!

Newcastle Glenrock State Conservation Area Technically, Glenrock stretches from Newcastle to Lake Macquarie, but, located only five kilometres from Newcastle’s CBD, it’s easily accessible by inner-city dwellers. The conservation area comprises more

than 500 hectares of natural coastline. One of its key features is Glenrock Lagoon. Best of all, it’s free, so grab a picnic and make a day of it.

Lake Macquarie Anything on the lake From boating to stand-up paddle

Maitland Walka Water Works As well as being a popular picnic and recreation area in Maitland, Walka Water Works is also steeped in history, which gives it a special place in the Lower Hunter’s heritage. The complex features a pumphouse with a striking chimney and ornate brickwork, and is one of the largest and most intact 19thCentury industrial complexes in the Hunter Valley. Picnic and barbecue facilities are available, and there is a children’s playground at the old pumping station.

Cessnock Hunter Valley Zoo Located five minutes from Cessnock, Hunter Valley Zoo has a range of Australian and exotic species for you to meet. There are ring-tailed lemurs, lions and koalas – just to name a few! The zoo offers animal encounters plus free barbecue facilities for when you need to take a break. Open every day in the school holidays. Admission prices: $29 adult, $25 concession, $15 child (under two free), $80 family pass.

Port Stephens Mount Tomaree You haven’t experienced Port Stephens until you’ve conquered Mount Tomaree. Her beauty and grace is breathtaking from the mountain’s summit. The hike is moderately difficult, particularly with children in tow, but it’s nothing you can’t conquer with a buddy. Trust us: it’s worth it.

Fight flight phobia Are you travelling by plane these summer holidays? Research shows a staggering one in four Aussies have a fear of flying. It can be caused by a single direct influence, such as a traumatic flight experience, or a combination of factors, including stress, anxiety, or feeling a loss of control. If the thought of stepping foot on a plane fills you with dread, here are some tips to help you:

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1. Breathing techniques As anxiety increases, your breathing may become shallow. Learn to control your breathing and even try a meditative breathing exercise to relax. You can start in the airport terminal.

2. Progressive Muscle Relaxation This technique involves relaxing small muscle groups one at a time. The process will teach you to recognise what tension feels like, and practice releasing that tension.

3. Skip alcohol and caffeine Although we might like to reach for alcohol to help calm our nerves, it actually has the opposite effect. Likewise, caffeine heightens the risk of panic attacks as it increases the heart rate. Try chamomile tea.

4. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Try and pinpoint what it is about flying you’re afraid of. Can you give a specific answer? Ask yourself what evidence you have for and against your thoughts. Eventually your unrealistic thoughts will be replaced by accurate ones.


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SIX SUMMER FLICKS FESTIVAL: Newcastle Art Gallery Society’s film festival, Six Summer Flicks, returns to Tower Cinemas (King Street, Newcastle) for its 10th year. Showing titles from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 25 January. Tickets Cinema Under the Stars – Saturday 6 January – Tomaree Sports Complex

PIZZA NAPOLI: If you’d like to learn how to recreate the rustic, wood-fired traditional Neapolitan pizza crust at home, this cooking class is for you. Monday 8 January, 5.30pm to 8.30pm at 200 Union Street, The Junction. Napoli Central owner Alfonso Muras heads the class. Phone 4926 1991 for more info. VIRTUAL REALITY POP-UP: Book your 15-minute spot to dive into the world of virtual reality – swim with the sharks or blast off into outer space! Wednesday 10 January, 2pm at Kurri Kurri Library (Lang Street, Kurri Kurri), and Thursday 11 January, 2pm at Cessnock City Library (Vincent Street, Cessnock).

robots are learning all sorts of tricks – come and put them through their paces! Thursday 18 January, 10 am at Cessnock City Library (Vincent Street, Cessnock). Phone 4993 4399. NIGHT-TIME SAFARI ADVENTURE: For one night only, kids take over Newcastle Museum (Workshop Way, Newcastle)! Dress up in your best safari outfit for an evening of adventure on this night-time expedition. Friday 19 January, 6pm to 8pm. Phone 4974 1401. LAKE MAC FESTIVAL: Lake Macquarie’s iconic Australia Day event. Friday 26 January at Speers Point Park. Visit lakemac.com.au for more details as the event draws closer.

SPORTY STORYTIME: Join in for stories, rhymes, games and crafts at Newcastle City Library (Laman Street, Newcastle), from 10.30am to 11.45am on Wednesday 10 January. Phone 4974 5300 for more info.

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the look Beat the Christmas kilos Feeling sluggish? Bloated? Overindulged during the Christmas and New Year period? We’re here to help you find your mojo and get you back on track. The silly season is filled with parties, dinners and celebrations. And, at the centre of it all, is food. Temptations appear at every corner, which can be hard to resist when you’re embracing the festive spirit. In moderation, indulging can be healthy, so don’t beat yourself up about it. But if you’re finding those Christmas kilos just won’t budge, try these tips:

Squeeze in extra exercise

Meal plan & bulk cook

Summer is the perfect time to find an outdoor activity you enjoy and make the most of the glorious weather and long daylight hours. Even if it’s as simple as taking the stairs, enjoying an early morning swim, or going for a brisk walk along the beach – it all adds up.

This one takes a bit of preparation, but the payoff is exponential. Use a weekly meal planner and grocery list, collect recipes you love and cook in bulk (best done at the end of the week before a new one starts). Clear your schedule and plan what you are going to make. Use similar ingredients to save on grocery costs so you can buy ingredients in bulk, too.

Go fresh Choose healthier food substitutes Use cauliflower rice instead of white rice; swap olive oil for oil spray; substitute sour cream for Greek yogurt; or use zucchini zoodles instead of pasta. Easy peasy!

It’s a no-brainer. If it grows from the ground or hangs from a tree, it’s packed with nutritional value. Try to avoid pre-packaged foods you might have indulged in over the holiday period.

Get enough sleep Often overlooked, sleep is essential for weight loss. It keeps your immune system firing on all cylinders by allowing your body to rest and repair itself.

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courtyards. This exotic species is available in many different colours; burgundy shades provide a wonderful contrast to the original white and yellow. They like full sun and are extremely slow-growing, but are hardy and easy to grow. Not one of my favourites, but hibiscus is a great addition to the tropical garden, producing flowers of many different colours over a long period. They need to be pruned to keep them from becoming rangy. Feed regularly with cow manure to prevent the leaves becoming yellow. Colourful foliage plants are used often in tropical and modern garden design – cordylines and draceanas are ideal for shady gardens. Use the purple-leafed rheo for borders, but don’t overwater them.

Here at Newcastle Weekly, we receive all kinds of goodies from PR agencies, publicists and businesses. This week, we’ve put together a great prize pack for the entertainer, including three cookbooks valued at around $170 combined, for one lucky reader to win. In The Tivoli Road Baker (RRP $60), Michael James and Pippa James, of the Tivoli Road Bakery (South Yarra, Victoria), share the secrets behind some of the bakery’s best-loved treats. Finding Fire – cooking at its most elemental (Lennox Hastie, RRP $60), takes readers a journey from the UK to the Basque mountains and Australia, exploring what it means to cook with fire. Bring Ayurveda into your daily life with East by West by Jasmine Hemsley (RRP $49.99).

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Mike Kennedy has spent almost four decades as a radio presenter, specialising in country music programming. Over the years, he’s worked with stations such as KO FM, 2NUR FM and 1629 AM in Newcastle; 2 TM in Tamworth; Coast FM 963 on the Central Coast; and the now-defunct Maitland FM. Mike has interviewed a number of famous names within the country music scene, including John Williamson and Slim Dusty. He’s also conducted live interviews with Golden Guitar winners during Tamworth’s Country Music Awards for many years. Mike also did voiceover work for NBN Television for 20 years, as well as several commercial voiceovers. Hailing from Scone, he is a keen boxing and tennis fan. Mike’s also spent time as a spruiker, with stints at Charlestown Square, Westfield Kotara and Marketown. 34

TAMWORTH COUNTRy MUSIC FESTIVAL I conduct live crosses during the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival. I’ve been lucky enough to interview some big names in the industry over the years.

POETRy I love reading poetry and doing different features on artists, as well as following the stories of some country music pioneers like Buddy Williams. Being a country boy, I’ve followed them from an early age.


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