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Boy, talk about mixed messages coming out of government in the past few weeks in relation to COVID-19. No wonder people are totally confused about what’s actually going on. The federal pollies and health officials say one thing, the state leaders and their advisors declare something else. Do we wear masks outside or not? Can tradesmen from Greater Sydney travel to Newcastle or not? How can residents from the Central Coast be allowed to get vaccinated at the Belmont hub if they’re not supposed to leave that “bubble”? In the end, we’re here just trying to dissect the information and make sense of it all. Even the daily press conferences from Premier Gladys Berijiklian, Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant and colleagues are a bit of a shambles. If they were genuinely concerned about keeping the public informed, why is the forum scheduled at the same time each day? Surely, the data and “hot spots” should be revealed ASAP. Each morning they appear on programs like Today and Sunrise yet they can’t disclose anything because they have to wait until 11am. Most viewers are already at work by then. Hopefully, a more unified approach to dealing with the pandemic is coming soon. Until next week, keep smiling.

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Work on James Street Plaza almost complete VACCINATION HUB OPENS ITS DOORS

Residents roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 jab TO BELONG, BELIEVE AND BECOME

Baptist Church’s beating heart within community ATHLETE BOUND FOR GAMES GLORY

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on the cover Sam Leach, Belinda MacDougall and Melissa Histon are ready to take part in the second annual I Run For Her. See cover story, page 16. Shot on location at Nobbys beach. Photo: Peter Stoop


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Two COVID-19 exposure sites identified in Hunter For the second time in less than a week, as of Tuesday 20 July a COVID-19 exposure site’s been listed in the Hunter. The Coles Express service station at Wallsend was identified as a venue of concern on Monday (19 July) night after NSW Health confirmed a positive case visited

the premises on Saturday. Anyone who attended the west-bound venue at 14 Thomas Street between 2.45pm and 3pm on 17 July is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result, and phone 1800 943 553 unless they have already been

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contacted by NSW Health. It’s the second scare for the region after another service station on Weakleys Drive in Thornton was also identified as a low-risk exposure site at the weekend. Concerns were raised on Friday (16 July) night when residents witnessed workers deep cleaning the 7Eleven. However, it’s understood it was an extremely low-risk contact event. According to NSW Health, it is unlikely there were any community members at the venue at the time of contact (Tuesday 13 July) other than the proprietor. Masks were worn, while social distancing protocols were followed. However, NSW Health is urging anyone who visited the site between 12.05pm and 12.11pm on Tuesday to get tested immediately and isolate

until they receive a negative result. “It is important that we all remain vigilant and comply with current restrictions,” Hunter New England Health Public Health Controller Dr David Durrheim said. “Anyone who has experienced fever or the recent onset of respiratory symptoms, including a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste and smell, should seek testing immediately and isolate until a negative result is returned.” Visit health.nsw.gov.au to find your nearest testing clinic or a list of areas of concern. The region also welcomed the opening of a mass vaccination centre at Belmont this week. Go to page 10 to read more about the opening. - Elizabeth Symington

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Hamilton Business Improvement Association chair Janice Musumeci is beaming from ear-to-ear. After three months of construction, the City of Newcastle’s transformation of James Street Plaza on Beaumont Street has almost reached its conclusion. The last pavers are being laid and the final placement of street furniture, artwork and landscaping is planned for the coming weeks. Ms Musumeci said local businesses, as well as the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, were looking forward to the plaza being open to the public. “We’re already exploring ideas for how we can activate James Street Plaza for the whole community like ‘live’ music spots and regular markets,” she explained. “It’ll be an inclusive and versatile space. “Hamilton is already seeing great business growth, so this will be a terrific drawcard to bring people back to supporting local businesses.” Residents were also asked to vote, in June, on their favourite of three lighting designs put forward



by the University of Newcastle’s Future Art Science & Technology Lab (FASTLab), each celebrating a different aspect of Hamilton’s history and character. The “Microcosmic Mosaic” concept proved to be the preferred option and was developed into a full-length animation, which will soon light up the space. In addition to the lighting display, the rich history of Hamilton is reflected in artworks in the renewed plaza, informed by the research of local historian Ruth Cotton, author of Hidden Hamilton and through collaboration with the Newcastle Museum. Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said it was wonderful to see the renewed plaza taking shape for the community to soon enjoy. “Hamilton locals told us they wanted a safer, more appealing place to spend time, and this really delivers on that vision,” she stated. “This is a place where we hope to see people gather and activate the space with music, markets and food.”

Clocktower Café owner Lovkesh Asija and Hamilton Business Improvement Association chair Janice Musumeci at James Street Plaza. Photo: Peter Stoop

Councillor Carol Duncan said the upgrade was a collaboration with community and business in the area. “Through our ongoing conversations with owners, we heard lots of ideas for improving this space and how it could be better utilised for residents and visitors alike,” she added. “It is especially exciting to see the lighting display coming together, with installation underway this week.” Final works will take place in the coming weeks before the community is welcomed into the upgraded space next month. - Rod Thompson


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Talented host hopes exhibition breaks the stigma Newcastle’s Damien Linnane is always ready to take on anything thrown his way. That couldn’t have been clearer than in 2015 when he was handed a prison sentence for a series of crimes that were described as “vigilante justice.” “I was in there for 10 months and it was the most constructive period of my life,” he said. “I spent five months writing a novel and then I spent the other five months teaching myself how to

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Damien Linnane ahead of the Broken Chains: Prisoners Unlocking Potential exhibition.

draw. A lot of people spend their time being angry at their situation but I thought there is no point being angry because it won't change anything. “I decided to instead view prison as a once in a lifetime opportunity rather than a punishment.” Fast forward six years and Linnane has well and truly turned his life around. He’s released a novel, written a memoir, continued to work on and display his art and has just completed a major illustrating contract with publisher Penguin Random House. His newest project involves an art exhibition and a podcast on the prison system. Called Broken Chains: Prisoners Unlocking Potential, Linnane has created artworks of people who turned their lives around in prison. “I’ve got 10 portraits in it of people who I find motivating or inspirational,” he said. “I want to change the stereotype because there are a lot of good people who end up in prison as the result of being put in a position that could have happened to anyone. “There are also people who have accepted their

mistakes and are trying hard to make amends. “It's all about your attitude. “The best and the worst people I have met in my life were in prison.” Linnane's exhibition opened last week and will run for 16 weeks until Sunday 7 November at Wallsend Public Library (30 Bunn Street). To coincide with this event Newcastle Library also commissioned Linnane to create a podcast on the prison system. He hopes it’ll further help change public perception. “People are really uninformed about the prison system and how chaotic and poorly managed things can be in there, and how few resources they have for rehabilitation and education,” he said. “So we’re trying to show what it's like and break the stigma a bit.” With three episodes in the first season, the podcast explores topics like prison labour, mental health and trying to find meaningful employment after being released. - Elizabeth Symington

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Judy gives Belmont vaccination centre a ‘thumbs up’ “I don’t think anyone should be worried, there is just too much riding on it, it’s important that we all get vaccinated.” That’s according to Pelican’s Judy Hunt, who was one of the first people to receive a jab at the newly opened mass COVID-19 vaccination centre in Belmont.

Overall, she said her time at the centre was very pleasant. “It’s been the most brilliant experience, everything has been so efficient,” she said. “There is no stress involved, there are so many people to help, at every turn there is somebody here to help you.”

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Pelican’s Judy Hunt receiving her first COVID-19 vaccination from Anne Hardwick.

The site at 393 Pacific Highway, Belmont has the capacity to deliver up to 20,000 shots a week. Hunter New England Local Health District chief executive Michael DiRienzo believes it is an exciting milestone in the fight against COVID-19. “In just six weeks we have converted an empty warehouse to a built-for-purpose clinic, including medical treatment bays, waiting areas, a pharmacy preparation area, storage, staff facilities and public amenities,” he said. “I think this [centre] is very important, while our GPs and hospitals have all done a great job at vaccinating the community, I think you’ll see over the next couple of weeks that a vaccination centre like this will get us there a lot quicker.” Moving forward, Mr DiRienzo

asks the community to be patient as they “ramp up” to full capacity. “I recognise that there is great demand for appointments across Newcastle and the Hunter, and that there have been some frustrations with booking,” he said. “We know the COVID-19 vaccine is our best chance of keeping the virus at bay and ensuring we keep our communities safe, so we are very focussed on getting locals vaccinated as quickly as possible. “To avoid lengthy delays and to ensure the clinic can function as it’s been designed to do, please make an appointment and only attend at your allocated time.” As the clinic increases capacity, more appointments will become available via covid-vaccine. healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility - Elizabeth Symington

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Belmont church finding community at its heart After a window was smashed when a rough sleeper took refuge within the Belmont Baptist Church hall in May rather than chastise that person, the pastor taped a note

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those in need in our community,” Mr Roach told the Newcastle Weekly. “When we evaluated our church values, high on that list was community and we’re now actively looking for ways to do that.” The group has since extended its hospitality to include hosting a Samaritans drug rehabilitation program, community choir, seniors social mornings and warm blankets for everyone. In August 2019 they partnered with Good 360 Australia to redistribute redundant stock to community members in need. “During the past 18 months we’ve outlayed $2,400 which allowed us to purchase $125,000 worth of personal and household items we then distributed to notfor-profit groups, allowing their ministry to grow on the back of that,” Mr Roach said. “We’re now doing clothes and food parcels and personal care ...whatever we can get our hands on.” As well as food and clothing Belmont Community Care also welcomes the Lions’ truck each week, equipped with washing machines and showers for the use of those in need. “So, now those facing homelessness can come and have a coffee or tea, a hot meal and dessert and then a hot shower,” Mr Roach said. “We’ve seen some lives change for the good, and that makes it worthwhile. “It was about getting back to square one for us – what are our core values and how do we best look after the bloke next to us.” Prayer and Christ-mindedness, evangelism, community – that’s where we start and we go from there.” - Rebecca Riddle

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Stay as snug as a bug in a rug on Pyjama Day PJs, slippers and dressing gowns will have their moment in the sun this week when some very cute advocates wear them all day for a good cause. Cardiff’s Tilly’s Play and Development Centre is just one childcare service in the region

which is participating in Pyjama Day on Friday 23 July. It’s all in support of the Pyjama Foundation – an organisation that provides children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence.

“Over the past two years we have had a couple of families with foster children and they’ve come from a range of different backgrounds, so we feel it’s important that we do our bit to support them,” the centre’s nominated supervisor Genevieve Pratt said. Photos: Peter Stoop

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“We collect gold coin donations all week and that will go to helping people who need it. Our kids love it, they absolutely love it. “It helps with their sense of identity by showing off the things that they wear. Our educators love it as well, it’s great to feel comfortable while at work.” Pyjama Foundation CEO and founder Bronwyn Sheehan OAM said the day was vital to help raise funds for their work. “Each year our event continues to expand, and with every new passionate supporter we are able to change another life,” she said. “We know our Love of Learning Program can create real change in the lives of these kids.” Go to nationalpyjamaday.com for more information. - Elizabeth Symington



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I Run For Her to help women step out of the dark The biggest step is often the first step – and this is especially true for women who are escaping domestic violence (DV). On Sunday 22 August, I Run For Her will take place for the second time in a bid to raise awareness of this issue and encourage women from all walks of life to step out of the shadows and escape the intense grip of DV. The community engagement campaign, from Got Your Back Sista (GYBS), originated in 2020, where more than 150 people across Newcastle and beyond took to the streets in small groups and walked, jogged and ran their way to accumulating more than $50,000. This year, the stakes are higher. Got Your Back Sista is aiming for 500 participants to help raise a whopping $75,000.

The funds will support the organisation’s work, specifically to provide a case worker who will assist women fleeing a domestic violence relationship and need one-on-one support. GYBS CEO Melissa Histon said the experiences of females throughout the Hunter region – and across the world in 2020 – exemplified why it was such an important cause. “In isolation last year, we saw DV intensify and women in these situations feeling more cut off from the outside world than ever before,” she explained. “This is a trend we are still seeing now. “I Run For Her is a way to conduct a community-based campaign that enables people to take part without the obligation to come together in

large groups. “We bond people through social media and the shared experience of being out and about, pounding the pavements in all corners of the Hunter and beyond at the same time, to say no to domestic violence and raise valuable funds to support survivors as they take their first steps into a new chapter. “There are so many people who experience violence, feel very isolated and very alone. “We hope that they can see our clear message through all the runners and walkers: you’re not alone.” The $75,000 target is well within reach thanks to the support of two major partners: The Lady Shake and Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG), who have both made significant contributions to back the I Run For Her event. “The work Got Your Back Sista does in the community for women and children fleeing domestic violence is amazing,” NCIG CEO Aaron Johansen said. “To be part of the I Run For Her event is a real thrill for NCIG. “Not only are we supporting the work GYBS’ case workers deliver in terms of personalised support, but we’re also helping bring the community together during a time

when connecting to each other is a challenge. And, we’re going to have fun and be active along the way. “Those values very much align to who we are at NCIG.” Belinda MacDougall, from The Lady Shake, said her organisation was delighted to back I Run For Her for a second consecutive year. “We are so happy to support such an amazing local charity and help Got Your Back Sista progress the work they do to assist women to create new lives after fleeing domestic violence,” she added. Anyone can be involved – and everyone should be involved. You don’t have to be a runner, a fitness freak or super fit: it’s not a race. Any distance and at any pace, I Run For Her is about bringing the community together to show those who have experienced DV that they’re not alone. From 7am on Sunday 22 August, GYBS anticipates seeing hundreds of people out and about on the streets of Newcastle and beyond, pounding the pavement in the name of supporting women fleeing domestic violence. Anyone wishing to take part in the I Run For Her event can register by heading to mycause. com.au/events/irunforher



0427 586 079 newcastlecityfarmersmarket.com.au Sam Leach, Belinda MacDougall and Melissa Histon are ready to take part in the second annual I Run For Her. Photo: Peter Stoop




Newcastle Jockey Club saddles up for big carnival The Newcastle Jockey Club (NJC) is well-placed to stage its biggest events on the local racing calendar. Bouyed by a recent sponsorship extension with Sharp Office, which spans almost a decade, the organisation will now focus its attention on the upcoming Spring Carnival, including the Newcastle Gold Cup (17 September), and prestigious The Hunter (13 November). The $1 million feature race, entering its third year in 2021, is positioned to attract the best horses coming out of The Everest.

Newcastle Jockey Club chief executive Matt Benson at the Broadmeadow racetrack. Photo: Peter Stoop

“I think The Hunter’s been a fantastic shot in the arm for Newcastle racing,” chief executive Matt Benson said. “I can’t speak for Kembla [Grange], who also hosts The Gong, but I would imagine that it’s the same for them in the Illawarra region. “Having a $1 million race put on a plumb time of the year – just before Christmas – when everyone’s in a racing state of mind. We couldn’t be happier.” While COVID-19 has played havoc with numerous sports nationally, and internationally, thoroughbred racing’s flourished, according to Benson. “It’s been a very interesting time,” he admitted. “Racing’s one of the industries that, oddly, has benefitted in some ways from the pandemic. “Not only because wagering has gone up significantly – that’s a good thing for the coffers. “But, we’ve also seen interest from people increasing as far as wanting to pre-book and come along to the races. “That’s due to the fact they’re not doing other activities; or they’ve got a bit more money to spend

because there’s no overseas travel and that sort of thing. “Until recently, due to the lockdown in Greater Sydney and the ripple effect from that scenario, we’ve found in the past six or so months the crowds are up by 25%, spend per head’s risen significantly on where we were pre-COVID. So, the club is travelling pretty well all things considered.” Benson said Sharp Office’s commitment was another positive for the NJC. The partnership will take both parties through to 2026. “We’re delighted they’ve stayed on board – they’ll now have a nine-year sponsorship with the club leading up to the Sharp Spring Carnival, which is mid-September,” he told the Newcastle Weekly. “Obviously, that includes the Newcastle Gold Cup and a couple of other Group races. “The Hunter – a million-dollar stand-alone race in November – now takes the mantle as our most important race day. “But, the Spring Carnival and Newcastle Gold Cup are still significant for the club.” - Rod Thompson

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Merewether athlete Rose Davies’ hard work pays off with selection in Australian Olympic squad “It’s the best disappointment I’ve ever had” is how Novocastrian Paul Davies summed up the bittersweet selection of his daughter Rose in the Australian athletics team for the

2021 Olympic Games. The gifted Merewether youngster, who underwent altitude training at St Moritz in Switzerland, was named in the 63-strong national track and field

Rose Davies wins 10,000m at the Australian Championships. Photo: Athletics Victoria

outfit, which will represent the “green and gold” at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium from 30 July until 8 August. While thrilled she qualified for the 5,000m event, COVID-19 means Davies and the rest of the proud family will have to stay at home and watch her deeds on television like everyone else. “It’s unbelievable, it’s very exciting,” he said. “They [the athletes] have a longterm goal to make the Olympics, including Rose. “But, as a 21-year-old, in her first real season as a senior athlete, she’s surprised many people. Winning the Australian championships in the 10,000m was a huge shock. “To then qualify for the Olympics, and achieve a qualifying time in the

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5,000m, is just enormous.” Davies admitted Rose’s spot on the team bound for Tokyo was a “fitting reward” for a lot of hard work. “It’s also gratifying for us as parents and the community, too,” he said. “You can also count the Newcastle Runners Athletics Club, the group that she trains with. “And, then there’s her coach Scott Westcott. “What he’s built is a community that assists each other. “You can’t do it on your own. “The support in Newcastle has been phenomenal for Rose. “People like her junior mentor Jason Maxwell and Sharon Lomonaco, who does her massages. “She’s looked after Rose since she

was 14 – they’re all part of a team. “It’s, one, to have the potential, which she’s always had being in the top three [in the country] in her age group but, two, to bring that to senior athletics and then to the world stage is incredible.” Davies said his offspring’s reaction was priceless. “She’s so excited,” he told the Newcastle Weekly. “I won’t say relief either. “It’s just pure excitement. “It is Rose’s first opportunity to represent Australia overseas. “And, to do it at an Olympics is a dream come true. “There was no hesitation in going [to Tokyo] in relation to COVID-19 either – we just can’t be there. “She’s had the jab to travel (she’s overseas in camp now). “The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has supported her journey through Europe. “So, it’s virtually an extension of the work Scott and the group have put in at home.

“You don’t just get those achievements overnight. “However, everything lined up at the right time for Rose. “She felt good and raced good; she had the right race and the right conditions – to be selected. “Now, she can call herself an Olympian, which is pretty special.” Rose won the 2020/21 Australian 10,000m crown in January, in a stunning time of 31 minutes 39.97 seconds. She backed up that form, in May, to finish fourth in the Dutch town of Nijmegen, clocking her fastestever effort of 15:08.48 and bettering the Olympic qualifying standard of 15:10.00. The world is her oyster, according to her father. “Her goal [at Tokyo] is to experience international racing and, of course, set a PB,” Davies said. “To walk off the track knowing she’s given it her all. “I actually think the Olympics is the end result.

“Mainly because you have to give your all to get there. “It’s also a stepping-stone for more national teams – there’s the World Athletics Cross Country Championships, the World Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2022; and then Paris (Olympics) in 2024, which isn’t that far away. “So, I suppose, this cements her position as an international athlete and the confidence she gains from it.” The jubilant Davies was quick to praise the Hunter for playing a major role in Rose’s development. “She’s virtually done it all from Newcastle,” he said. “Sure, they go to Falls Creek and Perisher for altitude training. “But, all the work’s done here – Fernleigh Track, Glenrock, Carrington. “I think that’s why the community has got behind her. “She’s local – and people know her. “If you didn’t know Rose ran [for a living] and you met her for the first

time, you wouldn’t know she ran. “That’s because she wouldn’t tell you; that’s not her. “She’s very humble – she can separate her social and personal life from her athletics. “However, it’s a start of a career that she’s building; that’s what we’re excited about. “We’re all very proud of Rose.” - Rod Thompson

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Hunter locals to appear on The Block When Hunter residents tune into this year’s season of Channel 9’s The Block they may recognise a couple of the contestants. Kurri Kurri-raised country singer Kirsty Lee Akers and videographer Jesse Anderson are taking on the “wild-west challenge of epic proportions”. Now living in Wangi Wangi, they’re no strangers to a

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challenge or two. The pair, who were married in 2014, have been involved in renovating since they were teenagers. The unsuspecting yet hopeful couple is one of three that will come face-to-face with two sets of all-star couples in a setting never attempted before – a traditional Australian cul de-sac, in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Hampton. The duos who are returning this year are Perth’s Ronnie and Georgia from the 2017 series, and Sydney couple Mitch and Mark from the 2019 series. The final pairs are Josh and Luke, who made their television debut on Love Island Australia in 2019 and Melbourne parents Tanya and Vito. This time round they have

created a major twist – for the first time, there will be no house plans for contestants to work off. The “Blockheads” must design the layout and inclusions of their houses themselves from scratch. Host Scott Cam, who returns to front his 15th season, believes it is one not to be missed. “Expect the unexpected. This build was extremely tough to plan and work out where things would go for many of our contestants because of this new twist,” he said. “The plans have been thrown out the window and it leads to plenty of stuff-ups. The Fans have everything to gain and the Faves have reputations to uphold. “This will be a showdown like we have never seen before.” Stay tuned! - Elizabeth Symington

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The secret is to keep an eye out for something different How many plant lovers today don’t propagate their succulents for friends, neighbours and relatives? There wouldn’t be many, but the secret is to keep an eye out for something different, which are being introduced every week into the marketplace. For example, one of the easiest to grow indoors and produce flowers are the Gasteria varieties, which send up blooms at this time. They prefer to be inside rather than out in the weather, which makes them ideal for a houseplant. Once it was thought that succulents and cacti like to grow in a hot spot. This isn’t always the case, although cacti prefer to be outdoors, but can be acclimatised to a sunny window. When potting cacti and succulents, it is important to have a free draining mix ideally containing coarse river sand; that is, two parts potting mix to one part sand. There are ready mixed mediums available such as Searles Succulent and Cacti Mix. Succulents and cacti require nutrients to grow

just like all plants. However, they need far less food than other plant families. Feed them twice yearly with a plant fertiliser low in nitrogen content. Searles produces a foliate fertiliser designated for cacti and succulents. Like other plants, these hardy plants are prone to pests, the most common being spider mite and mealy bug. Check at your local nursery for the best solution to both of these problems, take in a photo for better advice. When watering these plant varieties, of which now there are so many, too little is better than too much. The best way to water is to thoroughly saturate the pot, then let it dry right out. Most cactus prefer a winter rest requiring little water during this period. Hence, why so many plants suffer after prolonged rain.

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Bypass construction prompts residents’ concerns Concerns from residents about the latest work on the Newcastle Inner City Bypass forced McGrath Estate Agents to compile an impact report to allay some of those fears. The demolition of several homes on Lookout Road, in New Lambton Heights, not only kick-started the next phase of the project but prompted curiosity and worries

regarding the effect the $450m development would have on locals. This spurred the New Lambton office to put together an overview of the major undertaking, as well as address any trepidation on the bearing to residences and property values. “We created it due to a variety of reasons,” one of the authors of the

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report, Michael Edwards, said. “We’d had a few questions from residents, while the recent flattening of houses in the area was the first visual clue of the actual work. We felt it was our role, in the industry, to update and educate them – and present something that would be of value to many people. “There was lots of information in the original report, about 170 pages, so we tried to simplify it so others could understand it better.” Construction of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass started in the 1980s with the urban transport project continuing in phases. The final section, between Rankin Park and Jesmond, is scheduled to be delivered in 2025. The fifth segment is the last piece of the puzzle that will see improved traffic flow across the

western suburbs of Newcastle along with improved connectivity to John Hunter Hospital, the University of Newcastle, Bennetts Green, Charlestown and Jesmond shopping centres. “The bypass features three interchanges – one at Lookout Road, another at Newcastle Road (Jesmond) as well as at John Hunter Hospital,” Mr Edwards said. “[The construction of them] will have some short-term impacts on traffic but, afterwards, they’ll reduce the problem on each of these arterial roads in Lambton and New Lambton Heights as well as surrounding areas.” To read an extended version, go to newcastleweekly.com.au The impact report is available at innercitybypass.gr8.com - Rod Thompson

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you may need to make a new agreement with a business or personal partner as you change arrangements to do with shared matters such as finances and daily duties. This weekend favours hobbies, art, spirituality and romance, but Monday’s and Friday’s tense atmosphere could light a short fuse, so be tactful.

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you’ll appreciate the chance this weekend to indulge in your favourite hobbies, but you must be careful to avoid getting on the wrong side of someone you rely on. Be adaptable and tactful for best results, especially on Monday and Friday, as a new chapter begins at home or with family.

Be prepared for fresh beginnings both in your personal life and in your daily schedule. Keep communications transparent for best effect. This weekend’s Aquarian full moon signals the end of a long phase in your life – and the start of a new one, especially if you were born in january or after mid-February.

saturday’s full moon suggests you’ll enjoy trying something new, especially at work and in your general direction. you will be drawn to consider fresh ideas in practical terms and will be inspired by groups and friends. just keep an eye on intense developments on Monday and avoid arguments.

virgO AuG 24 – sepT 23

sagiTTarius noV 23 – dec 21

Pisces FeB 20 – MAr 20

gemini MAy 22 – june 21

Motivational Mars will enter Virgo on Friday, encouraging you to catapult your ideas and plans into fresh territory. Be practical and inspired, as you could find success over the next six weeks, particularly at work, health-wise and in your personal life. just avoid conflict, as this will delay your plans.

saturday’s full moon signals the chance to re-evaluate your priorities, especially regarding your relationships and principles. If your priorities differ to those of someone close, you must compromise. you’ll benefit by updating your communication devices and being more open to people’s ideas while researching your own plans.

saturday’s full moon brings a fresh phase for you where you’ll be drawn to do something different at work and meet new people. Be prepared to broaden your social circle and adapt to new circumstances in your personal life. There will be news that could also be intense, so pace yourself.

saturday’s full moon points to a breakthrough in one of your favourite activities, so ensure you pursue your goals now. For some Geminis, the focus will be on finances and investments and on how to succeed with shared duties and shared areas such as space at home and taxes.

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