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Community Inclusiveness

Alice Bitmead talks to the editor about community capacity in Mawson Lakes.

How strong is the sense of community in Mawson Lakes and how well do we integrate with the surrounding suburbs?

These questions were the focus of a research project that Alice Bitmead (pictured) set out to answer last year. She interviewed several key players in Mawson Lakes and she came up with 5 recommendations to make Mawson Lakes more socially inclusive. You can get a copy of her report from office@mawsonlakesliving.info

His reply: “A couple of times a year, players from around Australia come to Mawson Lakes to practice for the world championships!” Well, well, I thought, that’s pretty inclusive. The weather is perfect, the BBQs are full of gas and the grass is green, so enjoy the outdoors before winter sets in. In the spirit of inclusiveness, invite some friends from neighbouring suburbs to share the pleasure with you. This month Mawson Lakes Living has published another e-book titled Parks and Playgrounds of Mawson Lakes just in time for the school holidays. See page 8 to find out how to get your FREE copy. See page 18 for other holiday ideas.

From my point of view, Mawson Lakes is already socially inclusive, not an exclusive enclave, as some may claim, but a place of welcome and engagement for all. Indeed, I meet people from near and far who come here to use professional services, walk around the lakes, play golf, join clubs, undertake courses, attend functions and use the parklands and facilities. See the story in this issue about a new rowing club that is drawing people from all over Adelaide. Go to page 16.

In Mawson Lakes we live in a virtually litter-free environment. Council keeps us clean, but I also frequently see local residents bending down to pick up rubbish and dropping it in the nearest bin. It warms my heart, and it’s a strong sign that we love where we live. With the coming of Easter and the school holidays rubbish multiplies, particularly plastic and fast food containers, so when you are outdoors living the good life, do your bit to clean up as you go; and even clean up after others.

One afternoon when I was walking around the lake I spotted a young friend from Sydney playing canoe polo on the water. Craig Hutchinson was the Australian Canoe Polo Champion. “Craig, what are you doing here?" I exclaimed in surprise.

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Community Conversations

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Market-leading magazine Newstyle Printing is very proud to be part of MLL- a successful and growing community publication. Over the past year we have seen the quality of construction and ease-of-read grow to what is now a market-leading community magazine that sits wonderfully on a coffee table next to other fashion and retail magazines, or fits neatly into a bag to be read whilst in transit. The look is chic and the content is original and highly relevant to its readership. You are doing it better than anybody else. Well done. - John Lee, Newstyle Printing School options I really appreciated the Education Liftout last month (MLL/March). We have two children in primary school and are thinking about a high school for them. The liftout gave us lots of local options and good information on choosing a school. - Paul Education selection My husband and I went along to the Open Days/ Nights mentioned in the Education Liftout and we selected schools for our children. We are new to Mawson Lakes and we would not have known about these schools, so the March liftout was a very helpful insert. D & F Jenkins From sheep paddocks to this I come over to Mawson Lakes every month to pick up a copy of the community magazine which I read from cover to cover because I like to come to your events, check out the advertisers (shops and cafes) and walk around the lake. I’m retired now, used to work on the railways, and I remember when ML was a sheep paddock. When I was a kid I used to pick mushrooms in the paddocks and catch frogs along Dry Creek. - Doug Downie, Parafield Gardens Electronic library We are fortunate to have a good quality library in ML. I’m a big borrower and I love the new speedy system for borrowing and returning books. There’s only one disadvantage to this electronic approach. It has removed the library's human touch. The librarians are very friendly but now I no longer stop to talk to them. - Krishanthi Mebiwake

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Bird hazards at airports Undeveloped land surrounding airports means that many species of birds share the same territory with aeroplanes. Bird strike is a serious safety hazard for flight operations so Adelaide Airport is trialling a new way to repel birds from airports, including Parafield Airstrip. A new laser device simulates physical danger to the birds, causing them to fly away to protect themselves. This technology does not endanger the birds. It is a sustainable and environmentally responsible method for wildlife hazard prevention. The laser is disabled above a certain height to eliminate the risk of the beam shining at aircraft. - Stephanie Bolt, Adelaide Airport Environment Manager Local heroes What a thrill to read that two residents of Mawson Lakes received awards for outstanding citizenship on Australia Day (MLL/Feb). We have many community-minded people in ML who make a difference. One that I want to recognise is John Wilmot who lives at Trinity Green. John gives generously of his time and skills (retired accountant) both within the suburb and beyond. Here in the retirement village he has created and maintains several beautiful front gardens that bring great pleasure. Also every month without fail he hand-delivers copies of Mawson Lakes Living to every letterbox in Trinity Green and beyond. Thank you John for your outstanding community contribution. Marlene Tribbeck, Trinity Green Retirement Village


Send your comments to the editor: office@mawsonlakesliving.info Not your Grandma I love to read the food and wine reviews. The restaurant reviews are a great help in choosing local eateries. I was recently out in a Mawson Lakes restaurant when I spied a familiar name on the wine list. I remembered reading a review on Not Your Grandma's Rosé in MLL/Feb so I just had to try it. Turns out it is my new favourite! Love our local wines! - Sarah Midget Gems Len Feeth who grew up in England and now lives in Mawson Lakes has written his life-story into a book called Midget Gems. It’s a collection of short, often homely anecdotes, charmingly told, about the life of a young boy in the north of England, about his work, his love for Sandra and their family, his coming to Australia and, most of all, about his lifelong involvement in marathon-running, kayaking, cycling and other demanding sports. Shining through it all is the tenacity that saw him not always winning, but always seeing the job through. This is a story of resilience. Available from www.midgetgemsbook.com

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Good mannered men I’ve always liked SA men. I find them full of charm and good manners. My admiration received affirmation when I went to the Open Day at the new Convention Centre in the city. I took my trolley and filled it with goodies at the Made in SA Exhibition, so it was a heavy load I was towing. To leave the tall building and get to street level I discovered I had to negotiate a seriously steep bank of concrete steps. A young man who was bounding up the steps saw me at the top contemplating the perilous descent. He stopped and said: “Could I carry your trolley down for you?” I was delighted at his offer and said, “What good manners you have; where are you from?" "South Australia," he said, smiling proudly as he turned to ascend once again. Such a brief but sweet encounter made my day. Editor

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Water contamination Scientists in Mawson Lakes are concerned that low levels of illicit drugs could be making their way into the nation’s water supplies and compromising the food chain. Pandian Govindarasu of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) and The University of South Australia (UniSA) has spent the last three years determining the concentration of illicit drugs and their metabolites in the environment. He is now evaluating the potential ecotoxicological impacts. He said that cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia, followed by amphetaminetype drugs such as methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine. “These drugs, when taken, are eliminated from the body in urine and flushed down the toilet. People who manufacture these drugs also illegally get rid of the waste in sewers and stormwater drains.” While most of the drugs go through wastewater treatment plants, some of them escape the treatment process, Mr Govindarasu explains. Additionally, drugs that are thrown out with domestic waste end up in landfills, and can leach into the soil. Mr Govindarasu who is doing research for a PhD has identified a pattern of illicit drugs and metabolites in Australian soil and water and examined their degradation pattern.

Research scientist Pandian Govindarasu takes water from Sir Douglas Mawson Lake for testing

He has found that some drugs are more persistent than others, and trace amounts of these compounds can remain in the soil and water for long periods. Investigation into the ecotoxicity of illicit drugs and metabolites on aquatic and soil organisms shows unpredictable genetic changes with sustained exposure. The results of CRC CARE's research will be published soon. - Nicole Aspinall

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A new FREE book that details the parks and playgrounds of Mawson Lakes has been released this month. In a suburb of close-knit urban development, Mawson Lakes has a defining feature. It has a magnificent green heart.

Our parks and playgrounds are everywhere, and there are many places to go for excitement, celebrations, reflection, relaxation and solitude - from the wide expanses along Dry Creek Linear Park to pocketsized playgrounds tucked away in suburban streets. Bridges Playground Bimini Crescent, The Bridges

A small playground featuring fun equipment cushioned with pine chips and shaded with cloth sails. Parking is available along Bimini Crescent. The area features low concrete slabs as seating next to a low wooden table without shade or shelter.

There are walking paths, cycling trails, picnic areas, bird watching

Play equipment • Swings without belts • Climbing frames • Circular slide and straight slide • Flying fox • Monkey bars Other Attractions: Adjacent to grassy area for ball games and picnic.

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lookouts and secluded nooks surrounded by natural bushland that provide a tranquil connection with nature. And for our four-legged friends there is a popular dog park. These places are woven into our lives, and this book will show you where to find them and the facilities available. The book is published by Mawson Lakes Living and is only available online. You can print your own copy. Go to www.mawsonlakesliving.info

Sanctuary Playground Sanctuary Drive, Sanctuary Estate

A simple fenced playground alongside the wetlands and adjacent to a soccer pitch. Play area is shaded - see cover photograph. Play equipment is shaded, the BBQ area is covered by a colorbond roof. Parking is along Sanctuary Drive. Play equipment • Climbing frame • Swings 5-15 year-olds • Slides • Flying fox • Stand-up rocker Other Attractions: Gas BBQ Adjacent to grassy soccer pitch. Next to wetland lakes, fenced off from water.

Mobara Park

Garden Terrace, Mawson Lakes A lakeside park with three themed gardens celebrates the bond between City of Salisbury and its Japanese sister city, Mobara. Open grassed areas, playground, tennis courts, public toilets and City Beach volleyball courts. Garden of Shifting Skies accentuates the broad horizontal skies and flat topography of Salisbury. This space is composed of a plane of indigenous and mown grasses, their changing colour and growth marking the different seasons. Reclining lounge seats and low concrete walls invite visitors to pause and contemplate the heavens as well as viewing the channel of water as it falls into a circular sunken space. Stepping stones, a treatment often used in Japan allows the body of water to be crossed. Garden of Fields emphasises the city of Mobara’s agricultural heritage. A diagonal field of colourful iris and cosmos, mown grass and gravel refers to the human patterning of the landscape. A timber deck traverses the field and marking the entrance to the third garden is a cluster of bright red poles, a colour often

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A bronze figurative sculpture titled Nakayoshi, meaning close friend, generously donated by the City of Mobara, is located in this garden. Garden of Blossoms is an entrance garden with rows of ornamental pears creating a threshold space at the main park entry. The trees create a semi-transparent veil that opens up as one walks further into the park. The blossom and leaf colour accentuate seasonal change. Large gently mounded circles of grass randomly punctuate the lines of trees, their whimsical forms inviting play. Circular paving of fractured and cut stone provides a gathering space with the detail of the stone work reinforcing the importance of the park. Circular seats refer to the wholeness of the circle and its use in Japanese temple landscapes, while also relating to the wheel or cog and its role in the more recently industrialised Mobara. The sculpture, Balancing Act, by South Australian Artist Marijana Tadic heralds the entrance to the park.

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Brain Benders - a test of comprehension of MLL plus your general knowledge

Photograph by Vanessa Kiermeier

Look through this issue to find many of the answers, puzzle solution on page 34 1. Where in Mawson Lakes would you find the park in this picture? 2. The word felony is a legal term used in America but not in Australia. What does it mean?

9. Who is the coach of the Socceroos? 10. What is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia? 11. What does BNI stand for?

12. Where in the world would you find the deepest water? a) Indian Ocean 4. Name the Australian journalist deported b) Pacific Ocean from Egypt in February after spending 400 c) St Vincent Gulf days in a Cairo jail? d) Bay of Bengal 3. Where in Mawson Lakes would you find The Art Of Learning Mullions?

5. What is the 16th letter of the English alphabet? 6. Name South Australia’s Minister for Health. 7. Heliolatry is a) worship of the sun b) helicopter landing ground c) a hexagon 8. In the Royal Australian Air Force, does a squadron leader rank above or below a flight lieutenant?

13. Name the sequel to the book To Kill A Mockingbird by US author Harper Lee, which will be released in July? 14. Is the letter B on the top, middle or bottom row of a standard keyboard? 15. Proverbially, how many does it take to tango? 16. What is Geocaching?

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Growing business through word-of-mouth Business Network International (BNI) has started a new chapter in Mawson Lakes. The business referral organisation called BNI Prosperity will assist business growth through referral marketing. President of the BNI Prosperity Leadership Team and Director of Activate Property and Finance in Mawson Lakes, Gary Baker, said that word-of-mouth is by far the most effective form of marketing, but business operators don’t necessarily have a system to capitalise on it. "BNI introduces business owners to each other at regular weekly networking meetings where we have a structured agenda that maximises the business passed to one another. The organisation also educates its members continually on how to grow their business." "When one member refers a client to your business it costs you less to acquire that customer, the customers is more loyal and the transaction takes less time," said Gary.

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Only one person from each profession can be a member of a chapter, for example, (one mortgage broker, one electrician and so on) so competitors are locked out.

BNI stated in America in 1985 and spread worldwide. There are 10 chapters in Adelaide with over 250 members with plans to double by the end of 2016. Other members of the BNI Prosperity Leadership Team are Vanessa Bamford (Vice President), Caroline Scutcheon (Treasurer), Rebecca Naylor (Growth Coordinator), Robert Phillips (Education Coordinator) and Kelly Fitzpatrick (Visitor Host Coordinator). Ed For information contact Gary Baker on 8260 3141.

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Outdoor Art The Art of Learning Look up! These large sculptures are not at ground level. They are high on the walls of the Sir Eric Neal Library at UniSA. The Art of Learning are mullions (relief panels) created by famed sculptor John Dowie and installed on the four walls of the University Library in 1972. The panels of wisdom represent writing, its evolution and its relation to civilisation. On the south wall the culture is Aboriginal Australia where the beginnings of writings appear as rockcut symbols. A prehistoric rock engraving appears between the upper and lower sculptured figures. To the west is Egypt depicted by a scribe on top of the panel. Below is Thoth, the God of Scribes. This symbolises the key to understanding hieroglyphs, the forerunner of the alphabet. Northward, the alphabet is represented by the letters A and B from Phoenecian through Greek to Roman. The poets Shakespeare and Sappho symbolise the literature that grew from the alphabet. On the eastern wall are ideograms evolved by the Chinese. Confucious stands above saying: “Through books we make friends; through our friends we find understanding.�

Two of the John Dowie relief panels at Sir Eric Neal Library

Below him you will see the art of printing as practised in Japan and China where paper was invented. John Dowie created four panels and these were multiplied many times so the university has 85 panels in total. Seventy two are on the external walls of the library and 13 are located inside the building and in the entrance foyer. For a close-up look at the mullions go into the foyer of the Sir Eric Neal Library. Ed The Art of Learning is featured in Outdoor Art in Mawson Lakes published by Mawson Lakes Living in 2015. See back cover.

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Covering up chocolate addiction We’ve all been there. You unwrap a chocolate block and break off just a few squares. Then you have a few more to even up the slab. Now half the bar is gone so you might as well finish off the whole heavenly rectangle.

Australian National Conference of Friendship Force was held at Mawson Lakes in February.

Then the guilt begins. How are you going to explain where the chocolate went to your partner and kids? According to a British Heart Foundation Study the answer is simple. Forty per cent of people lie about their chocolate-eating habits. The report suggests that choc addicts go to great lengths to conceal their addiction from their family. A third of the men and women surveyed get their fix on their travel home to avoid having to explain themselves. Then there are 13% who guzzle it behind the fridge door, under the covers in bed or when their partners/kids have left the room.

Convenor, Glenys Middleton (left) with Yvonne Witford

Many have a secret stash of chocolate that only they know about, and a quarter hide their booty in their drawer at work. How do you cover up your chocolate addiction? Ed

Members of Friendship Force helping host the conference: Barb Hunter, Judy McCauley, Maureen Hess, Glenyce Redding and Violana Cannaizzaro

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New Business in Mawson Lakes Harmony on Main Street A luxurious new beauty salon has opened on Main Street. Nic’s Harmony Hair and Beauty is an independently owned salon that offers luxury at an affordable price in a relaxing and cosy den.

"I’ve worked in the beauty industry in Mawson Lakes for a while and I know that people here are friendly and polite so I decided this is where I would like to set up my first salon."

Owner Nicole Scheffel said that good service is her main aim in business. "We listen to our customers and we want everyone who walks out to be happy."

Nicole employs three people to cater for a wide range of beauty treatments including a hair colour, cut and extensions, loving attention to hands and feet, waxing, massage, micodermabrasion and chemical peels. And she loves helping brides get ready for their big day. "I’m just starting out in business so I've made a five year business plan and I have joined the Polaris Centre in Mawson Lakes to hone my business skills and take advice from a business mentor,” she said.

“At Harmony we offer great value for money and reasonably priced products and we have lots of incentives and monthly specials for our customers”

• Fuller eyebrows are a feature this year, gone are the pencil thin lines. • Feet are big at the moment. Make toenails and fingernails bright and glittery. • Blonde never goes out of fashion but this winter the fashionable colour is red. • Darker hair in winter gives a warmer feel so try a colour.

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Rowing on the lake If you see a rowing boat glide past you on Sir Douglas Mawson Lake it will most likely come out of the new Mawson Boat Club (MBC) which is housed in the boatshed alongside the model yacht club.

"It gives me a break from study and I know that I have become more disciplined and organised as a result. I've learned to pace myself and not give up when the going gets tough."

The rowing club was established a few months ago by teacher/rowing coach Jerry Elder as a venue for anyone interested in rowing, particularly young people who want to learn the sport and practice for racing.

The club is open to anyone over the age of 13, from beginners to the experienced. More than 20 boats are available for use from single sculls to fours. For those who have not rowed before, the club offers 'Learn to Row’ courses to local primary and secondary students as well as adults in the community. In the school holidays MBC will be running "Come and Try" programs.

"Rowing is a fabulous low-impact sport," said Jerry. "It develops fitness and stamina, and at the same time it teaches perseverance, time management and team work." Nicole Walker is a Year 12 student who has been rowing for three years. She said that rowing is her way to relax.

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Your Guide to enjoying the

April school holidays

All listings in our School Holiday Guide are published by Mawson Lakes Living as a gift to our advertisers. Book your ad now for a chance to be featured in our Mother's Day Shopping Guide.

MAKE A DAY OF IT Adelaide Planetarium Holiday in Space: Come to the Planetarium these school holidays for a fun and educational experience. Take a journey to outer space and enjoy a full dome movie. SciFun Days – Wed 15th April & Thurs 16th April. Bookings essential. For bookings and more information visit unisa.edu.au/planetarium See advertisement page 6. Building P, Level 2, UniSA Mawson Lakes. Phone: 8302 3138.

EXPLORE YOUR SUBURB Geocaching You don't need structured activities to enjoy family time these school holidays. MLL/April is full of fun ideas for outings. Have you tried Geocaching before? It is an outdoor treasure-hunting activity for all ages. All you need to get started is a GPS-enabled device like your smart phone, and a sense of adventure! Use the free geocaching app to track down hidden caches around Mawson Lakes and beyond. In fact, there are more than two-million hidden worldwide. Read about it on page 30. Mawson Lakes Living e-books Why not download our e-books, Outdoor Art and Parks and Playgrounds. Both are available from www.mawsonlakesliving.info/ebooks. Install them on a portable device or print them out and go exploring your neighbourhood, reading about it on the way. See pages 8 and 36. Aroma Cafe Go on a self-guided walking tour of the University grounds and finish your stroll at Aroma Cafe. Two locations both offering 2 (award winning!) coffees for the price of one on presentation of voucher. See advertisement page 25. 2-4 Main Street or MM building, UniSA Mawson Lakes. Phone: 8359 0354

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TRY SOMETHING NEW Rowing with Mawson Boat Club For those over the age of 13, the Mawson Boat Club has more than 20 boats available for use. If you have not rowed before, the club offers 'Learn to Row' courses. In the school holidays they will be running 'Come and Try' programs. See story on page 16. The Boatshed, First Avenue, Mawson Lakes. Phone: 0419 854 371.

GET AWAY Flight Centre The Easter break is a great time to get away with the family. The new Flight Centre in Mawson Central is offering a discount on flights, holiday packages, cruises, ski holidays, last minute hotel deals, travel insurance and much more. See advertisement page 22. Mawson Central, 9-15 Main Street, Mawson Lakes. Phone: 1300 139 501. Adelaide Pet Sitters No need to worry about your furry friends while you are away! Adelaide Pet Sitters will visit your home and take care of your pets in their familiar surroundings. Not only is this convenient for you, and reduces the stress on your pet, in addition they can provide basic home care services such as security checks, plant watering and mail collection. Come home to happy pets. See advertisement page 29. www.adelaidepetsitters.com.au Phone: 0417 873 267.

EAT OUT La Vita Fresh Pasta Newly renovated and expanded, La Vita Fresh Pasta is now offering a full dining experience. The MLL restaurant reviewer raved about the food and atmosphere. Take the family out for dinner one night and bring home a take away fresh pasta to save on cooking another night! See ad page 20. 33-37 Main Street Mawson Lakes. Phone: 8162 5566

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Dining Review On the Plate

LA VITA Fresh Pasta, Mawson Lakes Family owned and operated, La Vita offers, in my humble opinion, the best meal in town. With a comprehensive selection of pastas and sauces made fresh daily on the premises, I was, stumped at what I should choose for lunch. Not only was I faced with an extensive selection of plain or filled pastas, cannelloni or lasagnes, there was also an array of pizzas and an all day breakfast menu to choose from. Plus an exciting specials menu, featuring salmon, steak, barramundi and calamari, served with delightful accompaniments. What an awesome choice!

NEWLY EXTENDED AND RENOVATED

A brand new dining experience in Mawson Lakes

But today, I was tempted by the gnocchi with rosé sauce. The bowl arrived at the table and the anticipation mounted, as the heady aroma of creamy tomato hit me full on. From the first mouthful, I was in love.

Equally delicious was the side order of garlic bread. Not just any old garlic bread I might add. A wood-oven panini, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, oozing with the finest Aussie butter and freshly diced local garlic and Italian parsley. Bellissimo! And you know how I love my desserts, well that didn’t disappoint either. A fresh, custard cannoli with a robust Italian coffee. It just doesn’t get any better. This place is the real deal. Authentic Italian. Another gem in Mawson Lakes. Ali Hellewell is a chef who lives in Mawson Lakes. If you would like her to review your cafe/ restaurant contact office@mawsonlakesliving.info 20

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• All day breakfast • Lunch and Dinner • Extensive menu including char grill dishes & more • Fully stocked bar • Available for functions • Dine in and take away

8162 5566 www.lavitafreshpasta.com.au 37 Main Street Mawson Lakes (on the corner, below Quest apartments)

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Velvety, soft, pillows of potato, married with a sumptuous and richly authentic rosé sauce, danced on my tongue then finished their number with a subtle kick of chilli. The final Ta Da! Totally brilliant.


Wine Review By the Bottle with David Garrick

2012 Yalumba ‘The Strapper’ Grenache Shiraz Mataro The strapper in thoroughbred parlance is the reliable, dedicated and trustworthy member of the team, in the same way that Yalumba dedicates itself to providing wines that are great value.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Dinner from 5:30pm Lunch from 11.30am

This offering is a GSM that is more workhorse than elegant thoroughbred. Barossa Shiraz is sandwiched between the understated fragrant perfume of Grenache and the earthy, rustic tannins of Mataro

42-48 Garden Terrace Mawson Lakes

The Wine: Deep crimson colour showing lots of fleshy, ripe black fruits on the nose, together with stewed raspberries, mocha and liquorice spice.

8260 2777

The palate is full bodied - an assortment of choccoated berries, rustic savoury-edged tannins with a spicy finish.

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All in all a well bred, strapping and savoury wine. The perfect companion this winter with a serving of your favourite hearty stew.

OPEN 6 Days a Week

In D i n e Aw a y e & Tak

Note: Mataro can also be called Mourvedre and is generally used as a blending varietal particularly with Grenache and or Shiraz.

4:30pm - 10:00pm Closed Tuesday

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DOCTORS / SPECIALISTS ALLIED HEALTH / PATHOLOGY Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm Innovation House, 50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard

Ph 08 8359 6266 Fax 08 8162 5788

www.mawsonlakeshealthcare.com.au

Services: Blood Collection (Abbott Pathology now open). All pathology forms welcome. Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapist, Mental Health Clinician, Diabetes Nurse, Lifestyle Advisor, Lactation Nurse, Dietician, Exercise Physiologist, Podiatrist, Audiologist, Colorectal and General Surgeon, ENT Surgeon. We can effectively manage general medical problems including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure and children's health. Special Interest Areas: Antenatal Care, Health Checks, IUD and Implanon insertion and Skin Checks.

We also offer travel, adult and childhood vaccinations on site.

Come and meet the team at the new Flight Centre Mawson Lakes! Now located across from 42nd St cafe! Mention this ad to receive

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*Valid on international holidays over $3000. Not redeemable for cash. Can only be used at a Flight Centre Mawson Lakes. Only one voucher to be used per booking. Will be deducted from the total cost of the holiday on full payment. Does not apply to travellers cheque transactions. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer expires 31 July 2015.Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (ABN 25 003 377 188) trading as Flight Centre. ATAS Accreditation No. A10412. FCPAL64063

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Finance with Joe Vancura A regular Houdini: Unlocking equity in your home

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Tied up in knots, wondering how to unlock the equity in your home? Relax Houdini – it’s easier than you might think. With many of us paying the lion’s share of our monthly income towards our mortgage rather than saving, it’s little wonder that an increase in home equity is responsible for around 30% of the rise in Australian household wealth over the past decade. If you have a mortgage already, consider yourself fortunate - it’s likely that capital growth has already increased the value of your home, allowing you to use its potential to achieve other goals in life. So wait no longer: here are some intelligent ways to use your hard-earned home equity.

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Renovations You’ve been meaning to renovate the original 1970’s kitchen and remove the lounge room’s peach feature wall for about …. 15 years. Perhaps you’ve not been able to save enough to complete the renovations you’d like. Now is the time to stop procrastinating and improve the value of your home with that longedfor renovation, powered by the equity within your residence. Contact us to discuss your renovation ideas, and to better understand your potential budget based on home equity.

To find out if you are eligible for this special offer please call

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or pop into our office conveniently located at Suite 5, 32-36 Metro Parade Mawson Lakes

Invest for the Future Property investment can truly be the goose that lays the golden egg: allowing you to use equity from your primary residence to purchase a rental property which in turn grows in value, allowing you to use its equity to purchase another investment property. Talk about a (highly tax effective) circle of life! Undoubtedly one of the best ways to invest in property, allowing you to capitalise on the years of mortgage repayments and capital growth already locked within your home.

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Eligibility: Application must include a loan for refinance purposes that is greater than or equal to $200,000. Only one $1250 rebate will be payable per application, regardless of the number of loans in the application. Available for loan applications lodged before 31st May 2015. Loan must be settled by 31st July 2015. Conditions Apply. Normal Lending Criteria Apply.

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Book Review

DVD Review

New uses for old boyfriends A light, romantic, quick read is perfect for a holiday trip or snuggled up in bed before the lights go out.

Felony An accident involving a young teenager sets off a chain of events that brings an Australian police officer's world crashing down.

In Kendrick's fictional coastal town, women flee to recover from romantic break-ups. They can drown their sorrows at the bar and burn their memories at the Better Off Bed and Breakfast bonfire. In this story, Lila, a local girl who made it big, returns home after losing her celebrity job, her fancy house, and her rich husband. While trying to sort out her own life she finds that her father, who has recently died, has left problems to tidy up. Lila realises that there is a lot more to deal with than her mum’s sorrow and they are in serious financial trouble. While clearing the house for sale Lila finds her mother’s closet full of vintage dresses from her modelling days. Lila gets the idea to start a new business, selling the clothes and accessories in a vintage dress shop on the boardwalk and this adds a fun and fanciful direction to the novel. While Lila is trying to reinvent her life, bail them out of financial ruin, and find some hope of not being homeless, an old high school boyfriend decides to return to the town. Will they get the second chance they never got in high school or will the boy she overlooked at school light a fire within her. Kendrick knows how to have fun with a story and the importance of engaging characters. The story builds up nicely with short chapters and a fast-paced story-line keeps the reader turning the pages. It’s a book for women about love, magic and second chances. Ed Available from Mawson Lakes Library. 24

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The movie stars a trio of top male actors in splendid roles as plainclothes police detectives. They create an intricate and intimate "Felony" that is a police story crossed with strong psychological drama. Three very different detectives, each one determined to do the right thing, define justice in one specific case in different ways and they must choose what lines can be crossed and what price must be paid. This is a lowkey and realistic drama from key performers Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton and Jai Courtney. The movie is an engaging characterdriven drama where the malleability of morality in an increasingly difficult situation raises a lot of questions. Ed Available from the Mawson Lakes Library.

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Business Profile

MAWSON LAKES MEDICAL CENTRE

Aroma Cafe at Mawson Central and UniSA MLL interviews Robert Cricelli Owner/Operator

(opposite Target Store)

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How long have you been at Aroma? 5 years. What do you like most about operating a business in Mawson Lakes? Listening to the great stories my local customers tell me and the look on their faces when they try my coffee. What is it that the customers like most at Aroma? They love the alfresco atmosphere. Our Rome Schnitzel Burger and our chunky chips are clear favourites, and of course the coffee! – it just won gold for the best franchise espresso worldwide. What do you think is the most important factor in running a successful business? Riding the wave of change and trying new things to keep customers guessing and wanting more. And knowing what’s popular. At the moment it’s simple but tasty food.

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Male and Female Doctors 10 Excellent Nursing Care Team YEARS OF Child and Adult Vaccinations SERVICE TO MAWSON Women’s health/PAP smears LAKES /Implanon/Mirena insertion Management of Chronic diseases like Diabetes/Hypertension/Arthritis Pre-employment/Insurance Medicals Travel medicine Minor surgical procedures Overseas Student Special- No gap paymentNo paper work- Directly billed to OSHC

• Orthopaedic Surgeon, ENT Surgeon, Psychiatrist • Onsite Clinpath Lab

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• Affiliated Skin Cancer Clinic • Allied Health Services Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Occupational/ Hand Therapist, Dietician, Psychologist

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• Get your skin cancer/mole check done at our bulk billing Skin Cancer Clinic

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Begonias by Berry van Vuuren

Mawson Lakes

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Recently I was given a Begonia tree affectionately known as “Marge’s Tree”. Marge died recently and her loving partner gave me her tree. I will cherish and care for it as best I can. There are over 1200 species of Begonia, growing best in tropical or sub tropical climates. Begonias are also a popular choice in cooler climates as an indoor plant - a great way to brighten up a room.

In cooler climates, too much shade can reduce flowering, while in hot areas, too much sun will Most begonias respond best to warm, moist burn the foliage. All grow well in semi–shade or conditions. The ideal temperature range is 15 to half–shade. Fertilise with a liquid fertiliser at half the 26 Celsius though most will tolerate temperatures recommended strength, but apply twice as often. as high as 40C and as low as 5C - some even lower. The soil should always be moist but never saturated or bone dry. Roots will easily rot if they become too wet. All begonias prefer well drained soil rich in compost or organic matter and some like some degree of shade.

Happy Gardening!

Because we care, your health comes first. We pride ourselves on being a practice of diverse and multicultural communities. In addition to English, our doctors speak Arabic, Farsi (Persian), Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Nepali, Punjabi and others.

Our Services:

General Medicine Paediatrics/Aged Care Obstetrics Shared Care Post Menopausal Mental Health Lifestyle Modification Routine Checks Women's/Men's Health

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Bulk Billing doctors. Walk in consultations available.


Dr Peter Bertossa BDS

And to tell the truth, it’s not as silly as it sounds to borrow money to get your teeth fixed. Your teeth are a truly good investment. Furthermore, early intervention always means less pain, less longterm cost and inconvenience and a better health outcome. Furthermore, even for folk with dental extras insurance, maximum claiming limits can easily be met within an insurance year (usually a calendar year), leaving procedures such as cosmetic dentistry, braces or crowning of multiple teeth out of the question. A simple google search turns up a trove of businesses specialising in medical and dental loans with the usual ‘approval in 24 hours’ and associated ‘1300’ numbers. Some things to be mindful of if choosing to go this way are that some finance plans will tie you in to ‘participating dentists’ – therefore restricting your choice. Furthermore, even dentists who offer ‘finance’, don’t usually offer it themselves, instead you are referred to third parties who only specialise in loaning, and not your health needs. The usual warnings apply with respect to ‘interest free’ periods or terms that appear good on the surface, but with high default penalties and high repayment interest rates further down the track. We are happy to refer where required for those needing finance for larger treatments.

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Waver's house

by Nigella

Waver is an 11-year-old greyhound, a friend of mine who lives at Brighton in a gorgeous house by the seaside. He is now retired and his days of chasing a hare around a racetrack are over. He had several good wins under his belt, but the highlight of his career was when he was put out to breed and sow his seed all over the country for a very pretty penny. Now his days are spent in luxury with a loving family, enjoying mornings on the beach with his owners Bill and Bev, a cool breeze on the balcony in the afternoon and a piece of quality meat for dinner every night. It was a sunny Wednesday morning when Charlie the window cleaner arrived at Waver’s house to brighten up the joint and expose the glistening view across the Gulf. Layers of salt spray meant the job was going to take a while but Charlie was semi-retired so had all day to work on the house. He was proud of his work and hoped the job would become a regular gig. Bill welcomed Charlie to the house and pointed out what needed to be done and also introduce him to Waver. Charlie loved dogs but had never met a retired greyhound before; little did he know how intelligent these racing dogs are. A few hours into the job, Bill said, “Hey Charlie, I’ve gotta go out for a while. Waver won’t give you any bother. Just let him have the run of the house and if he gets in your way give him the move on.” Charlie beavered away making sure each window was picture-perfect, and as he climbed up and down the ladder Waver kept a lazy eye on him. When Charlie made his way into the lounge room Waver followed, but he was becoming bored so he slipped out to the yard and jumped into the pool. Charlie laughed as the greyhound did a few laps of the pool and climbed out to shake off the excess water. Next on the agenda for Waver was a roll in the freshly mulched garden and a lie in the sun before coming back to the lounge room. Before Charlie could intervene, the damp and dirty dog jumped up on the plush leather lounge and fell asleep. 28

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After an hour of solid slumber Waver woke from his afternoon snooze and disappeared into the kitchen. Charlie watched in amazement as the dog returned with half a cooked chicken in his jaws. He lay down on the polished timber floor and devoured his lunch, then ambled back to the kitchen for a long drink of water. Charlie began to feel a bit uneasy about the dog’s behaviour and the mess he was creating. Was he supposed to pull the dog into line, or what? When it was time to clean the bedroom windows, Charlie found Waver stretched out on the king sized bed, so he cleaned the windows to the sound of Waver's snoring and an occasional fart. When the job was nearly complete the owner returned, looked around the house and said, "You’ve done a great job Charlie. Was everything OK? I hope Waver didn’t get in your way." Charlie pointed to the dog on the bed, the greasy marks on the floor and the mess on the lounge, and although he was not one to tell tales, he was worried that the owner might think he had made the mess. "Don’t worry about it," said Bill. "Waver was given to me as a puppy to pay off a debt. To our surprise he went on to win a string of races and was sought after for breeding. In total that lazy mutt has earned over one million dollars. I bought this house and all the trimmings on his earnings. As far as the wife and I are concerned this house is Waver’s house and I reckon the boy can do whatever the hell he pleases here!"

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Pet Care with Jo Branson

Canine Arthritis is a degenerative disease common in older dogs. The inflammation and excessive fluid causes the space within the joint to narrow, become inflamed and the bones deteriorate as they rub together. This leads to pain, lameness and muscle atrophy. Arthritic dogs experience stiffness when walking. Jumping and lying down becomes laborious and painful.

Mawson lakEs Podiatry Mardi Edwards PodiatriSt

Arthritic pain treatment includes providing cushioned bedding away from the cold, a padded ramp to get on or off the bedding, or couch. Houses with floor boards or tiles should have some runners or carpet, which provide a more stable surface to walk on preventing slipping. Claws should be kept longer than usual as they lack the muscle tone to stay stable and aligned when walking on slippery or uneven surfaces, requiring the claw gripping action to gain stability.

Mawson Lakes Specialist Centre Level 1, 1 Main Street Mawson Lakes SA 5095

Ph 8262 9999

Massage will stimulate the circulatory system and provide nutrients and removal of waste to the atrophying muscles and inflamed joints. Increased flexibility and range of movement will reduce tension and promote calmness which can also assist in sleep.

'A Head to Toe Experience'

Your vet can develop a plan including diet, exercise and medication and refer you to alternative therapists. Please feel free to contact me if your dog requires a massage. Jo has a Diploma in Small Animal Naturopathy and Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy, MA (Child Lit), DipPM, Hon (Lib and Info Man), BA (Communication).

Canine Myofunctional Therapy

Therapeutic soft tissue massage and muscular/skeletal manipulation for dogs to improve health and wellbeing. Consultations and treatments performed in the comfort of your home.

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Kids Corner with Elise and Estella Geocaching - outdoor adventure for the whole family Geocaching is a fun (and addictive) outdoor treasure-hunting activity for all ages. All you need to get started is a GPS-enabled device like your smart phone, and sense of adventure! Use the free geocaching app to track down hidden caches around Mawson Lakes and beyond. In fact, there are more than two-million hidden worldwide. Caches vary in size, shape and difficulty, from lunchbox-sized containers in your local park, to tiny sea horses on the sea floor 2300 metres down. There is even a geocache at Mawson’s Station in the Antarctic. Rest assured that the majority of caches are much more accessible than these! Introduced to geocaching over the Christmas holidays in Port Elliot, we thought we would check

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out the ones around Mawson Lakes. There were a dozen or so to choose from, so we set out on a sunny afternoon to see what we could find. It is a good idea to wear comfy walking shoes and take a hat, some water and a pen with you on your adventure. While your GPS will get you close to the cache, you need to use your detective skills and a keen eye to actually uncover the cache. As caches are hidden by different people, they are unique in shape and size. We managed to find three out of the four we looked for and then logged our names for prosperity. We have thoroughly enjoyed our geocaching experiences so far, and look forward to finding more (and maybe hiding) caches around Mawson Lakes in the future.

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Legal Eagle’s Perch with Bill Morris $77,000 fine for speeding!! Naturally we do work for clients in relation to serious traffic offending such as drink driving, dangerous driving or driving whilst disqualified but normally we don’t get asked to do simple speeding matters. When I was a Magistrate at the Elizabeth Magistrates Court it struck me as unfair that the fixed amount for on-the-spot fines for speeding fell heavily on lower and middle income earning families but did not deter those who can easily afford to pay the fine. Recently I was amazed to learn that in Finland the speeding fine varies in accordance with your income. Their traffic fines are based on how much money you earn, they are not a fixed amount according to the speed. Their system is rooted in the notion that the rich will be equally deterred from speeding rather than brushing off what, to them, would be an inconsequential fine. Mr Reima Kuisla got whacked €54,000 ($77,264 AUS) - apparently about .08% of his income - for doing 103km/hr in an 80km/hr zone. In 2002, a Nokia executive, because of his income, had to pay €116,000 ($235,155 AUS ) for speeding on his motorbike!!

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What do you think of the idea that the fine should be determined by your ability to pay and not some fixed amount for everyone? Finland, I am told, is a spectacular place to tour – their road safety record is fantastic. However, make sure you were unemployed during the previous 12 months if you take the risk of speeding while you are there.

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Glass artist Lee Neilsen with a copy of MLL in her outback studio at Silverton (NSW).

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Sydneysiders Lynne and Tony usually read MLL online, but when they came to the Fringe in Adelaide they grabbed a printed copy.

Owner of Turkey Flat Vineyard in the Barossa, Christie Schulz, hosted a Fringe event and MLL was

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What’s on your Bucket List:

I have worked in travel for over 12 years in a variety of roles including retail, wholesale, car hire and rail.

Japan and South America are two places I haven’t been and would love to go.

Favourite destination:

Best tip to any first time travellers:

Very hard to single out a particular destination so I will give a top 3 of Maldives, Morocco and Caribbean.

Go with an open mind and remember that not everyone lives like we do here in Australia. Respect the locals.

Favourite thing to do while travelling: To do what the locals do and eat the local cuisine, communicate with the locals and experience life the way they live. What you never leave home without: A Dual Sim Travel Companion and a fully loaded cash passport. If you could travel with anyone, who would it be:

What’s your claim to fame: When living in London I was cast for an advert that was shot to promote one of the upcoming Ashes Cricket tours in 2005. Wasn’t a starring role but did make my TV debut. Where are you travelling in 2015? Sri Lanka, Bali.

If he was still alive it would be Nelson Mandela otherwise I think Richard Branson would be fun. This is behind my wife of course.

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Listings sponsored by Mawson Lakes Living Community Church: Sundays 10:00am Endeavour College. www.mlcc.org.au Stephen - 0403 007 156 or 8162 5108 Cricket Club: Two day and one day senior teams New Friday night u/10 team. Anton - 0412 394 592 Crossroads Community Church: Sunday 10:30am The Denison Centre, Mawson Lakes School Anthony - 8258 3179 or 0425 874 240 Heart Foundation Walking groups Mon/Wed/Fri 8.30am Mawson Lakes Interchange Christine 8260 3855 Mon–Thur 7.15pm Lake’s edge opposite Boat Deck Café Play Elaine 0415 889 018 Football Club Training: Tues & Thurs 6:15pm at Mawson Lakes Hotel Oval Geoff - 0410 412 281 www.mawsonlakesfc.com.au

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Mawson Lakes Garden Club 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm Mawson Centre, room 2-03. Ph Vaal Thrupp: 0499 303 167 Find us on Facebook Mawson Lakes Girl Guides Contact Girl Guides SA on 8418 0900 mawsonlakesgirlguides@gmail.com Mawson Lakes Hotel Social Club: functions, discounts, weekly members draw and meat raffles $30 annual fee. Lyall Hill - 0414 951 859 lyallhill@westnet.com.au Mawson Lakes Music Appreciation Club 4th Sunday of month at 4pm in different homes. Ph: 8260 7077 Mawson Lakes Photography Club For experienced/amateur photographers of all ages. Vaughan 0400 472 318 mlpcpresident@gmail.com Mawson Lakes 'Ducklings' Playgroup: Birth to 5 years 9.30am Mondays and Thursdays at Denison Centre Bec 0422 425 967 or Michelle 0481 234 212 Mawson Lakes Scout Group Meets Scout Hall, Parafield Gardens weekly. Ages 6-15 Jeff - 0407 619 357 or Sarah - 0417 848 088 Mawson Lakes Toastmasters Club Communication and leadership training Darko 0403 314 498 Mawson Lakes Golf Club Redeveloped, new members & public welcome www.mawsonlakesgolfclub.com.au Playgroups in Mawson Lakes mawsonlakesplaygroups@gmail.com on facebook or Fran T. - 8162 5108 / 0437 081 942 Rotary Club of Mawson Lakes www.rotaryclubmawsonlakes.org Significance Church: Sundays 10:00am GP Building UniSA www.significancechurch.com.au Office 8260 1832 mobile 0434 679 754 A/H Quilting Friends: alternate Mondays 6pm-9pm & 2nd & 4th Sat each month 10am-5pm - Mawson Centre Clare - 8367 6918 or rosecm@tpg.com.au

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