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olice are seeking information from the public after a brazen daylight armed robbery at Stockland Green Hills last week. At around 2pm on Tuesday, August 5, a cash-in-transit officer was making a cash delivery to the Commonwealth Bank at the East Maitland shopping centre when the robbery occurred. “Whilst he was parking the vehicle in the carpark he was approached by a male person,” Central Hunter police duty officer Chief Inspector Greg Lindsell told media last week. “That male person produced what has been described as a pistol and forced entry into the vehicle. He then asked the driver to take him to a location nearby.” The vehicle was stopped at the other end of the carpark where the robber stole a strongbox containing an undisclosed amount of cash and placed it in a trolley before making his escape. He was last seen on Stronach Avenue. Police established a search radius and brought in a dog but were unable to locate the man. Police have also reviewed CCTV footage from the centre. No shots were fired and the cash-in-transit officer was unharmed. Police are seeking a man who may be able to assist with their enquiries, who has been described as having tan skin and was wearing a plain black hooded jumper, with the hood raised, and big black glasses. Police are also urging anyone with information about the man or incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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What will the political landscape look like in our region after the state election on March 28 next year? The fallout from the ongoing revelations at the ICAC inquiry give Labor candidates Jodie Harrison (Charlestown) and Tim Crackenthorp (Newcastle) the inside running to reclaim both seats from the Liberals. It will take one hell of a campaign for the Liberals to regain the public’s confidence. Both electorates had been long-term Labor strongholds before changing hands at the 2011 election as part of a huge swing statewide. Andrew Cornwell made the right choice in the end to not stand at the next election. He had vowed to continue serving the people of Charlestown, but it was never going to be a realistic option. The ICAC inquiry certainly makes for fascinating viewing and reading from a journalistic point of view. Unfortunately it puts our city under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons when there are so many positive things going on outside of these incidents. How about those Knights? Their form is up and down like a yo-yo but recent victories over the Roosters and the Storm shows there is plenty of hope for the future.

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Kurt Gidley said the best part of the last-minute victory against Melbourne was the team embracing each other as the sideline conversion sailed through the posts. Even non-Knights fans must have been happy to see the sheer joy and excitement on the players’ faces after an unbelievably difficult season. Young stars like the Mata’utia brothers and Jake Mamo are starting to filter through to the NRL and certainly haven’t been overawed. It really does make you wonder what might have been this season if even just one of the many dramas and distractions had not occurred this year. The NYC team is four points clear at the top of the ladder. Traditionally the Knights haven’t been all that strong in the under 20s competition but this year’s crop of players have been standouts all year. History shows that not all of them will make the jump to the NRL but if three or four of the best can progress next year, a return to the finals is on the cards. The departure of several players, including Darius Boyd, frees up room to add depth to an already solid roster. The appointment of Rick Stone as coach for at least the next two years is a great move. Full credit to him for staying on at the Knights after being replaced in the head coaching role after the arrival of Wayne Bennett and being such a positive influence around the club.

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Council investigation has found little can be done to alleviate parking congestion in Central Maitland’s Bull Street, despite residents tabling a petition to have the situation improved. The Post reported in March about the difficulties faced by residents trying to park in the street, due to the inadequate parking facilities provided to neighbouring offices, a gym and a call centre, causing the overflow to spill into the residential street. Residents spoke of blocked driveways, narrowed thoroughfares and abuse and littering from the motorists. “They’re calling residents bitches and sticking their fingers up at them,” local John Winter said. “These are people’s homes - they deserve the right to peace and quiet and to have a park.” Council’s Manager Infrastructure Planning and Development Engineering, Stephen Hawes, said in a letter addressed to Councillor Henry Meskauskas, that following the residents’ pleas, Council officers investigated the situation and were able to make small adjustments.

Bull Street residents are fed up with workers parking in their street “Council Officers inspected the No Parking signage in Bull St [sic] and it was identified that one of the signs is not angled in the correct direction,” Mr Hawes said. “This will be corrected.” Mr Hawes also said that Council Rangers will patrol the street and works residents requested on the streets curbs and guttering will be assessed and prioritised,

however Council would not change the parking restrictions in the street. “The removal of on-street parking is undesirable in an already high demand parking area,” he said. “No Parking both sides the length of Bull Street would also not permit residents the opportunity for on road parking.” Mr Hawes also said that the road does not

meet Roads and Maritime Services’ guidelines for a residential parking scheme. Cr Meskauskas said he was disappointed with the result. “It’s very mediocre as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “It was the easy option out, and it didn’t resolve all the concerns that the residents’ have.”

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wage would be paid by the developers, with Mr Grugeon and Mr McCloy each contributing $10,000. The Commission heard that Mr Grant was asked by his boss, campaign manager, Hugh Thomson, to make up draft invoices, each totalling around $10,000, for the companies, charging them for marketing consultancy services that were never performed. Relaying a statement given to the inquiry by Mr Grugeon, junior counsel assisting the ICAC, Greg O’Mahoney said the developer saw the payment as a means of helping Mr Grant through a difficult time. “We’ve been informed by Mr Grugeon that he reached out to you as a broadcaster who’d fallen on tough times,� he said. “He explained the payment that was made to you in the course of the campaign on the basis that you’re someone he had looked out for and wanted to lend a helping hand to in a time of need.� Mr Grant said he could not accept Mr Grugeon’s story as factual. The ICAC also heard evidence from Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell, his wife, Samantha Brookes, and Dr Corn-

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Andrew Cornwell has admitted to accepting funds from a prohibited donor and will not re-contest his seat at next year’s state election.

Dr Cornwell admitted accepting a prohibited donation from Mr McCloy during the campaign and stood down from the parliamentary Liberal Party, along with his colleague Mr Owen, last Thursday. Dr Cornwell had initially expressed an intention to seek re-election as the Member of Charlestown at next year’s state election but on Friday, announced that he would not re-contest his seat. Mr Grugeon is scheduled to appear before the inquiry today. Mr McCloy is due to appear on Thursday before prominent Newcastle architect, Keith Stronach, Saddingtons Building Supplies managing director, Bill Saddington, Daracon founder, David Mingay and ex Newcastle Knights chairman, Michael Tyler give evidence. Friday will feature Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, hotelier, Rolly de With, Churchills Carpet Court owner, Paul Murphy, solicitor and Newcastle Knights Members Club chairman, Nick Dan and Eclipse Media and Events managing director, Tracy McKelligott. The ICAC has not uncovered any wrongdoing by Ms Parker.

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reens councillor, James Ryan has lodged a rescission motion with Cessnock City Council general manager, Stephen Glen, seeking to overturn construction of a footpath linking the Nulkaba and Cessnock townships. Cessnock councillors last week voted 7-6 to alter the 2014/2015 Pathways Construction Program by deferring planned works on Mount View Road, Cessnock in favour of a 350m footpath on Wine Country Drive from the Calvary Nursing Home entrance to Kerlew Street, Nulkaba. The Pathways Construction Program has an allocation of $150,000 to undertake seven footpath projects. The work on Mount View Road took in a section fronting the current PCYC premises which will soon be redeveloped. A Council report found it was likely that the redevelopment work would disrupt the new footpath if it were to proceed in that location. The Nulkaba works were not listed as part of the program but had been mentioned as a priority by now-Mayor Bob Pynsent (Labor) during campaigning for the 2012 local government election.

A section of the location for the proposed footpath to be constructed in Nulkaba Cr Ryan submitted the rescission motion at the conclusion of last week’s council meeting, with fellow councillors Bryce Gibson (Liberal) and Ian Olsen (Independ-

ent) adding their support to give the three signatures needed for the motion to proceed. The rescission motion will be heard at

the next Council meeting on Wednesday, August 20. At last week’s Council meeting, Cr Ryan questioned why the Nulkaba footpath was now a priority given that it had not been deemed important enough to make the original list. He said there were far greater footpath priorities within the local government area that would be delayed. “Students at Kurri Kurri High School are crying out for a footpath on Deakin Street and we’re not building it,� said. “Mount View High School needs a footpath and we aren’t building that either.� Labor councillor, Morgan Campbell raised a motion in November last year asking Council to prepare a report on the cost of installing a footpath along Wine Country Drive at Nulkaba with a view to the first stage of the project being funded in the 2014/15 budget. The report found construction of the 350m stage would cost $50,000. Cr Campbell said he was responding to the needs of residents and tourists in the Nulkaba area. “I’ve done a lot of doorknocking in Nulkaba and this has been by far the most in-demand project,� Cr Campbell said. “It’s very dangerous at the moment - we have some tourists and visitors walking on the wrong side of the road trying to find their way into Cessnock.�

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THE NEWCASTLE JETS HAVE SIGNED midfielder Billy Celeski for the 2014/15 A-League season. Celeski joins the Jets after last playing for Liaoning Whowin in the Chinese Super League. An Australian Institute of Sport graduate, Celeski started his professional career with Perth Glory, where he played 32 matches and scored four goals. Celeski spent five seasons at Melbourne Victory between 2008 and 2013, making 91 Hyundai A-League appearances and scoring two goals. He played the 2013/14 season with Al Shaab CSC in the United Arab Emirates, before making the move to China. Celeski has represented Australia at U-20 and U-23 level and earned a senior Socceroos cap in 2009 in an AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Indonesia. The 29-year-old was also selected in the Foxtel A-League All Stars squad for their friendly match against Manchester United in 2013. “I spoke to Phil before making the decision and I’m really excited about what’s happening in Newcastle and what he wants to do with the players at the Club, so I just wanted to be a part of it basically,” Celeski said.

“I’m confident it can be a successful season for us at Newcastle with some of the other signings we’ve made and I’m really looking forward to joining the boys at training and getting started.” Jets head coach Phil Stubbins said the Club was delighted to have secured the services of Celeski for the upcoming Hyundai A-League season. “I think Billy is a great acquisition for the Club and he’s someone who is very versatile in what he brings to the table,” Stubbins said. “He gives us added strength in midfield and with his football intelligence he can also play in a number of different positions. “Billy brings a quality to us that will be very valuable throughout the season and we’re excited to have a player with his experience on board.” Meanwhile, the Jets were eliminated from the FFA Cup knockout tournament last week after a 2-0 loss to Perth Glory at Magic Park. Joel Griffiths and Jeronimo looked sharp for the Jets and had several chances to score. Newcastle’s opening match of the A-League season will be against the Mariners at Central Coast Stadium on October 11.

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ecruitment and planning for 2015 will begin in earnest for the Knights after the appointment of Rick Stone as head coach of the Knights for the next two years. Stone returns to the role after taking over the Knights’ NRL team towards the end of 2009 after the departure of Brian Smith and continuing on through 2010 and 2011 before the arrival of Wayne Bennett. “Rick has a thorough knowledge of our club and the community, which are qualities we felt important in the head coach position,” CEO Matt Gidley said. “We look forward to Rick continuing to focus his energies on our current NRL team, and also our NSW Cup team as they move towards the finals later in the year.” Stone said he had learnt a great deal over the past three years and felt he would be in a good position to take the Knights forward. “It’s great to get another chance to coach the Knights because it’s not often you get a second opportunity to coach at the same Club,” Stone said.

Current NSW Cup coach, Rick Stone will take the reins of the NRL side next season “We have some exciting times ahead with some great young juniors coming through this year and some more talent not too far away from playing NRL.” Meanwhile, Knights captain Kurt Gidley praised his teammates for refusing to concede

defeat in the latter stages of Saturday’s match against Melbourne. Down 30-20 with three minutes to go, very few Knights fans would have expected to be jumping out of their seats shortly after. But as captain Kurt Gidley said after the last-

gasp 32-30 win “if you don’t believe, you have no chance”. Gidley was swamped by teammates after kicking a conversion after the siren and thanked the fans for sticking with the team throughout a difficult season. “They’ve been through the highs and lows with us, so I think everyone walks away pretty happy and proud of their team,” Gidley said. Coach Wayne Bennett said he wasn’t sure where the match was going to end up after the Knights were down 12-0 after only 10 minutes. “But they sorted things out on the field amongst themselves and got themselves back in the contest,” Bennett said. The Knights’ lower grade sides set the scene for the NRL heroics with convincing victories earlier in the afternoon. The NYC team shut out the Storm 38-0 and are now four points clear at the top of the ladder. Newcastle’s NSW Cup team dominated Cronulla with a 56-12 thrashing. The Knights are at home again this weekend when they take on the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday at 2pm at Hunter Stadium. The NYC match will get underway at 11.45am. The NSW Cup side will play the Warriors at St John Oval at 2pm on Saturday.

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