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Issue 103 • January 2016

What lies ahead in 2016

By now you should have your copy of the Mawson Lakes Living 2016 Calendar. If not, you can see it online where all issues of MLL are published. In the calendar you'll find upcoming happenings relevant to Mawson Lakes, and there’s space for you to add your own. I’ve gone through my copy and written in all the birthdays. Mawson Lakes Living is an independently owned community magazine for people who live, work, study and play in Mawson Lakes. Advertising is open to anyone with products, services or events relevant to the people of Mawson Lakes.

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In present-day Australia, our celebrations reflect the diverse society of the nation and the day is marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies that welcome new immigrants into the Australian community. Take a look at page 5 to see how we in Salisbury will be celebrating the event.



When talking to me about the community magazine, people often comment on how much they value the regular columns covering topics from health care to legal matters to financial affairs. This sharing of advice is called 'content marketing'. If you have useful and current information from your professional field and you would like to write a regular column, give me a call. Joe Vancura who writes a regular column in MLL on financial matters told me that 2 to 3 people come into his office every week as a direct response to his columns (see page 21).

Coming up this month is Australia Day. This is celebrated annually on 26 January. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in Australia and the raising of the flag of Great Britain.


In 2016 the pages of Mawson Lakes Living will continue to bring you local news, entertainment, achievements and events, as well as messages from our advertisers about the services and products they can offer you.

I’m hoping to receive some colouring-in pages from the calendar so I can give away some gifts.

A new year brings change and movement and so we say goodbye to some (see page 24), and hello to others whose creative and innovative ideas are reported inside.

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Community Conversations

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Dry Creek Underpass As a resident at The Cascades, I find it completely strange the decision not to upgrade the underpass under Dry Creek near the Mawson Lakes Railway Station (Council Report MLL/Nov). Barely 300m away, Elder Drive in Shoalhaven travels over Dry Creek and there is a walking trail underneath the road. If you travel another 300m further up Dry Creek you come across Salisbury Highway, and, yes, there is a walking trail beneath the road. Then, another 700-800 metres up Dry Creek there is the Port Wakefield Road. Here you will find a newly constructed underpass. The network of walking trails throughout Mawson Lakes is fantastic but Council's decision not to open up the underpass linking Mawson Lakes Central with Shoalhaven is a step backwards for the walking/running community and a continuing HUGE inconvenience for the residents of Shoalhaven to gain access to Mawson Lakes Central. - Peter Reimann Parking warning We have fallen foul of the parking rules in the carpark outside Target. My wife was flabbergasted to receive a parking fine for $88 after spending less than 30 minutes in Target. What she failed to realise was that the sign does not mean 2 hours at a time but 2 hours in a 24 hour period! She had been to the chocolate shop earlier in the day to catch up with a friend and take a walk around the lake with our dogs. She then returned later in the day to do some more shopping, only to be fined. We spend hundreds of dollars each week in the shops that front the lake, some days coming down 3 times a day to have coffee, eat lunch and do business locally. This is a bit rich. - Andy Barnard, Sanctuary Drive Perfume bottles I am responding to the comment in MLL/ October about the collection of perfume bottles. I am collecting beautiful bottles for a project I am working on. I work in Technology Park and can collect from anywhere in Mawson Lakes. My contact is 0488 482 688 or - Kerry Kafkoudas


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Parking Problems I live in Coventry Street and I have parked in front of my house since I moved into Mawson Lakes in 2013. Today I found a parking infringement warning from Salisbury Council on my car for parking within 10 metres of an intersection. I want to obey the law but parking is becoming a real problem as multiple apartment blocks go up and parking spaces are inadequate for the number of people living in the area. Is it possible to source some sort of permit for residents to park in front of their own homes? - Ricardo Acosta Train Obsessed My train-obsessed boys Scout (4) and Nash (3) always want a break from their bike ride to stop and watch a freight train go by at Mawson Interchange. - Caitlin Bormann

Hair by Marcela Marcela Lastra from Mawson Lakes has been named the South Australian Ambassador for Hair Aid, an organisation that provides hair cutting skills to people in the Philippines so they can earn a livelihood. She raised more than $4000 to support the charity at a fund-raising night in Mawson Lakes in October. Opening hours Spotted on a shop door: “Open seven days a week and weekends too.�

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* Free breakfast * Rides for the kids * HUGE Kidz Zone * Lots of food stalls * * Face painting/Airbrush tattoos * Flag raising * Military Vehicle Display * * Australia Day Awards & Citizenship Ceremony * FREE entertainment* Pleasure of a challenge Does anyone else love Brain Benders as much as we do? Every Friday night my quiz-loving family goes to a cafe and we always take the latest copy of MLL with us to do Brain Benders while we wait for our order. Sometimes the answers are general knowledge and we go to the internet for help, other times the answers are hidden in the articles and ads so we go back through the magazine to find them. We learn a great deal from this quiz. And then there are the fabulous photographs that form the backdrop to Brain Benders. So I salute MLL on giving us so much to think about. - Richmond family

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Foodland coming to Mawson Lakes Mawson Lakes will get another supermarket this year when Foodland opens a new store in the commercial area in a fit-for-purpose building. CEO of Foodland Supermarkets Con Sciacca told Mawson Lakes Living that the chain is expanding across South Australia and Mawson Lakes has been identified as a rapidly growing suburb in the north with a discerning and cashed-up customer base. The expansion comes as Aldi is set to enter South Australia with the first stores to open in February, but Mr Sciacca said that Foodland was not threatened by Aldi, saying the real competitors are Woolies and Coles. “We see Aldi as a drawcard for bargain shoppers but it lacks the product range and service required by most households.� SA is the only state where an independent chain is serious competition for Woolworths

and Coles. Foodland has 118 stores and attracts 32 percent of the market. As part of its expansion it will open 22 new stores across SA. "At Foodland we specialise in products sourced from Australia, and particularly South Australia. Our prices are competitive with other supermarkets but we add a wide range of products - finer supplies - that are different and we have the flexibility to stock products for a local community." "Foodland is a creative and innovative retailer," said Mr Sciacca. "We give customers what they want to buy, whereas other suppliers give customers what the retailer wants to sell." The store will create new jobs in Mawson Lakes that will be a mix of part-time and full-time positions and Foodland intends to recruit local people of different ages. Ed



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How your air conditioner can save you money As temperatures rise and energy costs increase, new technologies to save energy are being developed in Mawson Lakes. Clean energy trends were demonstrated at the launch of a new product at The Light Factory (see page 9). Anup from Accumulus Energy in Mawson Lakes said that governments, industry and homemakers are looking for ways to reduce power bills while boosting their green credential. One of the biggest users of energy is the air conditioner and more than 80 percent of homes in SA use an air conditioner.

Light Factory and fitted to Mawson Lakes homes by Hollair. Anup said that a household can make an average saving of $625 per year after installation. "At $1000 to retro-fit an existing air conditioner, the system pays for itself in two summers."

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Environment: Pigeon Problem A professional pest controller has been hired by businesses to control the pigeon population at Mawson Lakes. The increasing number of feral pigeons (pictured in Mawson Lakes) pose a threat to health and safety. Pest controller Sean O’Shea, who is a fully qualified and licensed pigeon shooter, said the birds’ droppings were corrosive and toxic, and as deadly as asbestos.

The main source of all pigeon related problems in urban areas is deliberate and persistent overfeeding. While feeding feral pigeons may be a nice thing to do on a sunny afternoon it is causing an environmental problem that will result in culling. Put your rubbish in the bin, not in the lake or on the grass. Ed

Droppings damage air conditioners and roofs. Pigeons carry diseases that can affect native birds, humans and dogs. On pathways their droppings are unsightly and they pose a slip hazard for walkers and joggers. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources advises that feeding birds is a major stimulus to population growth and when birds grow to unmanageable numbers they become a pest.

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Extension of Mawson Lakes Preschool A growing population of young families in Mawson Lakes has put increasing pressure on the Preschool situated in the grounds of Mawson Lakes School. Director of the Preschool, Sandra Cattel, said that one third of families were being turned away. To improve the capacity and learning environment of the Preschool, the State Government undertook a building extension which was officially opened in October 2015 (pictured). The intake will accommodate children from 132 families this year. Former Principal Marlene Henschke and present Principal David Cowles

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In the spirit of humorous ditties in Christmas crackers, I thought I would share this with you to commence the New Year. It seems that a devout, couple were about to get married, but a tragic car accident ended their lives. When they were admitted into heaven they asked St. Peter if he could arrange for them to be married, saying that it was what they had hoped for in life, and they still desired wedded union by religious ceremony. St. Peter thought about it and agreed, but said they would have to wait as there was a shortage of priests in heaven. It was almost ten years later that St. Peter sent for them to be married by a priest in a simple ceremony – it was heavenly of course. Things went on for thirty years or so until the couple sadly determined they could not spend an eternity together. They went back to St. Peter, and said: "We thought we would be happy forever, but we have been living separate and apart on different clouds for 12 months now, so the relationship is at an end. Is there any way we can get some legal advice about divorce, property settlement and, Oh, yes, a Will?" "Are you kidding!?" said St. Peter. "You know it took me the last 10 years to get a priest admitted to heaven to be able marry you. It will be a 100 years before I get a lawyer in here!" Happy New Year


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Hurry, spend that gift card Post Christmas warning Early last year local resident Shaynna Molly received 4 gift cards as birthday presents - one at a bookshop, another for a beauty treatment, one for a restaurant in Mawson Lakes, and a voucher to use in a department store - but when she went to reclaim her gifts she was too late. Shaynna put the gift cards in her wallet thinking she would use them later but in every case (except one) she lost out because the card had expired and the retailer refused to honour an outof-date voucher. In one instance the business had closed down. A look at the small print on the card confirmed that she had no legal rights to redeem the gifts. "I was really upset that my friends’ money (usually over $100) had gone to the retailer and not to me as intended. I am now very wary of gift cards," she said.

shop reaps the benefit and not the birthday girl or prize winner. Industry and government figures indicate that unredeemed gift cards are costing consumers around $175 million annually. Shaynna warns the readers of Mawson Lakes Living who received gift cards for Christmas to put the expiry date in your diary. Check the terms and conditions on the back of the card or on the website. Some vouchers expire after only three months and others up to a year or two. Spend the total value on the card as the remaining amount is generally not refundable. Part of the marketing strategy is to get shoppers to spend more than the value of the voucher. Keep the voucher in your wallet because it’s no good to you if you are out and the voucher is at home.

In Australia retailers’ gift cards have grown into a $2.5 billion a year business and almost nine out of ten Australians buy or receive one each year. Gift cards are growing in popularity as an easy way to solve the gift-giving dilemma. Also to serve as awards and prizes for competitons etc. Consumer group Choice says that gift cards are a very clever way for businesses to put restrictions on money. It’s an easy way for shops to make a sale and for customers to lose their money, so the

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Caring For Your Feet with Mardi Edwards Tips for fitting school shoes As parents prepare children for school this year now is a good time to get new school shoes and sports shoes ready. Considering how much time children spend at school, and the vast array of activities that shoes have to endure, it is worthwhile ensuring that your child has supportive, durable and comfortable footwear to do the job. A reasonable quality shoe will last until a child grows out of it thus reducing cost. Here are some tips for fitting school shoes: • • •

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2015 Mawson Lakes Garden Competition Award Winners Mawson Lakes is full of beautiful gardens and some of them are pictured here for you to explore. These are the award winners at the 2015 Mawson Lakes Garden Club Competition. Judges Graham Douglass and Dean Roberts gave the following tips for good gardening - strive for balance both in texture and colour as well as height of plants. And remember to ‘dead head’ roses and other plants. The Mawson Lakes Garden Club holds social evenings on the 4th Tuesday of every month. The first for the year is 23 February at 7.30pm in room 2-03 in the Mawson Centre. For a full list of topics and speakers go to


Large Garden Winner McKinlay Parade

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Who’s reading Mawson Lakes Living? This little magazine is designed for the people of Mawson Lakes but it has legs that take it around Australia and throughout the world as these photos testify.

Mildura orange farmer Mar io shows a copy of MLL to his mate Avocado.

Judy Ford from the Rotary Club of Yass reading a copy of MLL at the Rotary Farmers’ Market in Yass NSW.

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Finance with Joe Vancura Saving is a tricky business Some of us are born cash hoarders, while others seem to leak money from our wallets the second we step outside – or log onto the web!

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Wrap Rage Too many products are too hard to get into. The other day I bought a bag of nuts on the way home but when I left the store I couldn't open the tough, heat sealed plastic bag. I didn’t want to use my teeth to rip the bag apart but the annoyance was growing inside me as my hunger increased and the delectables beckoned. Wrap rage is a new term given to the frustration derived from trying to open packaging that seems impenetrable. It might be a bottle of sauce or a jar of coffee, a cosmetic product, a medicinal capsule or some electronic equipment that needs a samurai sword to prise it open.

In Australia, the Arthritis Foundation is working with industry and government to review products and provide recommendations on improving accessibility. It has collaborated with organisations such as Nestle, NSW Health, Goodman Fielder and Amcor who are taking note. Look out for companies that promote their 'easy access packaging' as selling points. If you wish to make a complaint about packaging contact the Australian Packaging Covenant on 02 8249 4080. Ed

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Brain Benders - a test of comprehension and general knowledge

Photo: The Bridges by Zdenka, Mawson Lakes Photography Club

Look through this issue to find many of the answers. Puzzle solution page 30 1. Phubbing is a new word to describe social media manners. What does it mean? 2. In which suburb is the Adelaide Entertainment Centre? 3. Name the Adelaide born politician who is currently the Australian High Commissioner to the UK? 4. A titmouse is a i)bird, ii) baby’s bottle iii) rodent with a pointy snout? 5. What is the title of the new James Bond movie? 6. Who plays James Bond? 7. What is the American word for windscreen? 8. How many sides does a hexagon have? 9. Who won the Australian Masters golf tournament at Huntingdale in Melbourne in 2015? 10. Where in the world would you find the island of Mare?

11. When AC/DC came to Adelaide in November, where did they perform their rock concert? 12. What number is multiplied by itself four times, then divided by 194,481 to return to the original number? 13. What is the capital of Hawaii? 14. What sport is played by the Perth Wildcats? 15. The song Love Changes Everything comes from which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical? 16. Name the hottest month in Adelaide? 17. Who was the first woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup? 18. Name the Australian who won the US Dancing With The Stars last year? 19. What historical event does Australia Day commemorate? 20. Which 2 new supermarket groups will open in Mawson Lakes in 2016?

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Goodbye Pastor Stephen After seven years as Pastor of Mawson Lakes Community Church, Stephen Trautwein and his sweet wife Fran are retiring. They are going home to the Riverland to look after their parents. The couple have been a vital, energetic and caring part of the Mawson Lakes Community and will be missed by those who were fortunate to know them. Colin Pridham wrote a farewell poem (printed here) which he read out at their final church service in November.

Goodbye Stephen and Fran Each week we’ve heard "Good Mornin All" and then we hear your laugh, It won’t be the same without you here, Your smiles, your heart, your love. If we were to add the times you’ve tried, to encourage, to guide to correct, We'd have to say that we lost count, We’d just say, you’re the best. Throughout the times we’ve been here, We’ve seen two people of God, A team, a union that’s always been near, No matter the path we’ve trod. A husband and wife, a union that’s one, You both have loved and cared, And whenever we’ve really needed you, You’ve been here – represented God to us.

Steven Pastor and Fran (centre) at their farewell, with Grace and Terry Chase.

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Thank you so much Stephen and Fran, You are a gift, a blessing of love, We will always remember your patience and care, And thank God you could love us so much.

Who was Paquita? Behind the boat shed on Sir Douglas Mawson Lake is a park called Paquita Park, named in honour of the wife of Douglas Mawson. So what's the story behind Paquita . . . When I was visiting the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra recently I saw this portrait of Paquita that was painted in 1949. The gallery notes say . . . Francisca Adriana (Paquita) Mawson OB (nee Delprat, 1891-1974) came to Australia with her family in 1899, a year after her father Guillaume Delprat, became General Manager of the Broken Hill Company. Paquita attended school in Broken Hill and Adelaide before studying piano and singing at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Painting of Paquita Mawson, oil on canvas by Ingrid Erns. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

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She was 17 when she met geologist and explorer Douglas Mawson who was an associate of her father. They were engaged within a year and married in 1914, a month after Mawson’s return from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. During the first World War, Paquita relocated to England where she assisted Mawson in his work for the Ministry of Munitions and where the second of their two daughters was born. Settling in Adelaide after the war, Paquita worked for organisations such as the Mothers and Babies Health Association and the Australian Red Cross Society and was equally prominent in the city’s social and cultural life. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 1946 for her work with Dutch refugees during World War II: and was awarded an OBE in 1951. She also wrote and published two books - biographies of her father, A Vision of Steel (1958) and her husband, Mawson of the Antarctic (1964). Ed

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Recipe - frozen fruit snacks for summer Ice blocks are a refreshing treat on a sunny day. Cool off this summer holidays by making your own delicious and healthy homemade frozen snacks.

Mango Lassi 2 peeled and chopped mangoes. 1/2 cup yoghurt or milk.

You don't really need a recipe, as essentially you are just freezing fruit and juice in icypole moulds but here are some flavour ideas for inspiration.

Blend until smooth, pour into moulds and freeze.

Tutti Fruitti 1 cup of mixed chopped fruit of your choice. 2 cups of fruit juice. Fill moulds half way with fruit and top up with juice before freezing. Smoothie Poles 1 banana 200g strawberry yoghurt 2 cups milk Blend banana, yoghurt and milk. Pour into moulds and freeze.

Berry Blend 250g mixed berries (fresh or frozen). juice of 1 lemon. 4 tablespoons cordial, water or juice. Blend until combined, leaving a few berry chunks for texture. Freeze and enjoy! If you have the patience, try combining a few flavours in layers. Fill the mould 1/3 of the way with one flavour and freeze. Then pour a second flavour on top and freeze again. Go for a third if you're game! YUM!

Loneliness can shorten life A study by SA Health has found that social isolation and loneliness are increasingly serious issues in SA. The report warns that feeling isolated can be just as damaging to a person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or drinking six standard alcoholic drinks. There is also a relationship between social isolation, depression and heart disease. The study looked into factors affecting the population’s health, including diet, exercise, infectious diseases and lifestyle. It identified loneliness and isolation as a major health issue in SA in the coming century. SA’s ageing population (16.7% are aged over 65) is contributing to the issue. Nearly 1 in 4 houses is occupied by only one person. Risk factors for loneliness and social isolation include widowhood and marriage breakdown,


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being childless, deteriorating health and bereavement due to loss. Other socio-demographic factors include age and low income, particularly for women. Loneliness generally increases with age for men, while it decreases for women, perhaps because women seek greater social support. The report suggested that volunteering may play a major part in combating loneliness because it helps combat isolation by giving people a purpose thereby lowering heart rates and blood pressure, helping people sleep better and boosting energy levels.

Reading to kids by Susan Close

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Minister for Education and Child Development, Dr Susan Close, is the mother of two primary-school-aged children, and although she has a hectic work schedule she highly values the time she spends reading to her children at night. Here is her story. My children are in Years 5 and 7 – and I still read to them. Not because they can't read to themselves, but because I see so many benefits to sharing reading time together. Reading is the single most important skill we can teach our children, and a love of reading is the most important gift. Kids need to learn not only the mechanics of reading words, but how to derive meaning from what they read. Reading connects us to the world of ideas and knowledge. You can spot the schoolchildren who read widely – their general knowledge is broader, their vocabulary is larger and they tend to see multiple points of view. The early time of life is exactly when we should start reading to and with our children. My view is there isn't a time to stop reading with kids - at least until they physically barricade the door to keep you out! As a busy mum with work responsibilities that can stretch into the evening hours, I find spending

time with my two is precious. I have a rule: if I am home before 8:30pm I'll read to them, and I've been known to leave functions early to make it by then. Although my kids are good readers, I see many advantages in continuing to read to them. •

First, I get time alone with them, about half of which involves sharing a great story, and half is having a chat.

Second, I can choose a book that pushes their limits, so their minds are stretched by hearing more complex ideas and vocabulary.

Third, now they are a bit older, I really enjoy the books myself, so the reading is a pleasure and interesting to us all.

Finally, nothing says to your kids that you value reading more than actually choosing to read to them.

As we all battle to find a balance between work and family time – and struggle between the freedom of modern technology and the related tyranny of never actually getting away from work – it is worth making the effort to find time for reading with kids. Try it tonight. Choose a book, gather the children, and share a story, and your time.

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Shopping at Bunnings with Nigella When the tradies pull into Bunnings with their dogs, what options do they have? Leave the dog on the back tray of the ute in the hot sun or put him inside the car, which is a dangerous place to wait. So in the best interest of dogs, hardware chain Bunnings has announced that dogs are allowed to enter the store if they are under the control of their owners.

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Bunnings Managing Director John Gillam said the policy came about simply to update what the reality actually is. "For 20 years, in a low-key way, pet dogs have been visiting Bunnings stores- some have come in on the back of a tradie’s ute and other smaller dogs have been carried in by their owners." Well, that’s me. Mummy takes me everywhere, and if dogs are not welcome we simply don’t go. When we go shopping I often travel in a back pack, not to protect people from dogs, but to protect me from over-enthusiastic people! Of course, some people don’t like dogs and that’s part of life, even though I wag my tail at everyone and I like to chat. I must say that most of the staff at Bunnings at Parafield are ever so friendly. Many of them have dogs themselves and it's always a nice outing. And the smell of that BBQ . . .

Dog friendly Ben shows me the pet section

My friend Marcia, a pug puppy who goes to Bunnings with her dad Brent Matthews (pictured), tucked inside his jacket, says she thinks Bunnings needs to have more doggie things on their shelves, and I agree. Mummy always comes away with a trolley full of plants, and I see the men loaded up with hardware stuff, but there’s nowhere for me to spend the family fortune. Maybe that will change too. There’s scope here for a whole new range of products. Anyway, thank you Bunnings for your dog-friendly policy and your lovely people.

Nigella xx 28

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Another Bunnings customer from Mawson Lakes, Marcia the pug

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Community Groups Listings sponsored by Mawson Lakes Living Community Church: Sundays 10:00am Endeavour College. 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 Contact Christine 8260 3855 or Elaine 0415 889 018 Football Club Training: Tues & Thurs 6:15pm at Mawson Lakes Hotel Oval Geoff - 0410 412 281 Life Church: 5:00pm every Sunday. Level 1, 31 Main Street, Mawson Lakes Nick - 8284 3861

Useful Numbers Mawson Lakes Living Magazine Salisbury Council Mawson Lakes Library ML Community Centre Mawson Shops Mgment - Taplin Adelaide Transport Info Ambulance, Fire, Police Emergency Neighbourhood Police Officer Electricity problems Gas problems Water/Sewerage problems

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Crossword solution from page 15

Mahjong: Every 3rd Sunday from 11am at the Mawson Centre. All Levels. Janelle 0403 539 226 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 Mawson Lakes Hotel Social Club: functions, discounts, weekly members draw and meat raffles $30 annual fee. Lyall Hill - 0414 951 859 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 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 Playgroups in Mawson Lakes on facebook or Fran T. - 8162 5108 / 0437 081 942 Rotary Club of Mawson Lakes Significance Church: Sundays 10:00am GP Building UniSA 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


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Brainbenders solution from page 23 1. Paying more attention to a smart phone than the person you are talking to. Phone + snubbing = phubbing 2. Hindmarsh 3. Alexander Downer 4. i)bird 5. Spectre 6. Daniel Craig 7. Windshield 8. six 9. Peter Senior 10. New Caledonia

11. Adelaide Oval 12. 21 13. Honolulu 14. Basketball 15. Aspects of Love 16. February 17. Michelle Payne 18. Bindi Irwin 19. The landing of the first fleet in NSW in 1788 and the raising of the British flag 20. Foodland and IGA

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