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If the walls could talk New audio tours set to reveal more of Maitland Gaol’s secrets AMELIA PARROTT

HELL AND BACK More than 200 people fi lled the Catholic Cathedral Complex in Newcastle West for the emotional launch of Hunter woman Pat Feenan’s book ‘Holy Hell’, which tells the story of her son Daniel’s abuse by paedophile priest, Father James Patrick Fletcher. Ms Feenan said she was “overwhelmed and humbled” by the impressive turnout to the launch last Thursday evening.

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isitors to the award-winning Maitland Gaol will soon have plenty more to discover at the site with the launch of three brand new audio tours. Supported by Destination NSW and the State Office of Environment and Heritage, Maitland City Council has developed The Escapes audio tour, a children’s audio tour and an updated version of the existing audio tour. The three tours will be available on an updated iPod device. Maitland City Council marketing coordinator, Matt Vanderwall, said the new devices had been on trial at the gaol for five weeks and had received positive reviews from visitors. He hoped the updates would encourage more people to revisit the gaol. “Being on an iPod means the audio tours are a lot more user-friendly and are more flexible as we can easily take content on and off the devices and even change the application the content is delivered through.” He said the new tours give a fresh perspective to life behind the bars in the former maximum security prison. “A lot of the visitors we get to the gaol are particularly interested in the escapes,” he said. “The Escapes tour focuses on the many breakout attempts seen at the gaol over its 150 year lifespan. “And the children’s tour is narrated by Snitch the Rat, [who] leads them through a maze of interesting facts and secrets about what really went on inside the walls.” NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris MP, will today officially launch the new audio tours at Maitland Gaol, which will be attended by Maitland MP Robyn Parker, Maitland Mayor, Peter Blackmore, Maitland City Council general manager David Evans, as well as councillors and Maitland Gaol Staff. For more information on the tours, visit www. maitland.nsw.gov.au.

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hat an awful mess. There’s no other way to describe what has happened since two 2Day FM radio hosts in Sydney picked up the phone to prank call the King Edward VII Hospital in London. It’s a story that keeps rolling and will continue once fi ndings into nurse Jacintha Saldanha’s post-mortem are released. There are a great deal of people involved in this story that deserve sympathy. Ms Saldanha and the family she leaves behind. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who must be feeling incredible sadness at what should be a happy time for them. And let’s not forget the two DJs, whose lives will be forever shaped by one short phone call. It’s reassuring to see the initial lynch mob mentality reaction has shifted to one of rational and measured contemplation of events, with most people now advocating for the hosts to be left alone as they come to grips with the repercussions of their acts. The whole sorry business is a lesson in consequences: that everything we do has a flow-on affect. It’s something we would all do well to remember at this time of year, as we head off on the roads to visit family and friends this Christmas and take much needed holidays. Speaking of Christmas, we’re asking you to send us photos of your Christmas lights or your tips for the streets with the most festive decorations in the Lower Hunter to editorial@newcastlepost.com.au

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Metford man receives the Order of Australia for a lifetime of service AMELIA PARROTT

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e has been a fi xture of countless community groups around Maitland for 50 years and now Metford resident, Desmond “Des” Cross, has received national recognition, being awarded an honorary medal of the Order of Australia. The former Maitland Citizen of the Year was recognised by the GovernorGeneral Quentin Bryce, along with 17 others from across the globe, for his service to the local community of Maitland as a volunteer with various groups and organisations recently. Mr Cross joined the scouting movement in 1969 and served as the secretary and president of the Maitland District for many years. Mr Cross continues his association with the scouting movement today as a member of the Baden-Powell Guild. He is the vice chair of Friends of Palliative Care and Maitland District Red Cross and remains active in Morpeth Uniting Church, in particularly the church Friendship Group. Mr Cross said he had lost count of the number of organisations he had been involved with over the years. Remaining modest about the honour, Mr Cross told the Post it wasn’t until last week, when he received his fi rst piece

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Order of Australia honorary medal recipient, Des Cross, at his Metford home

of mail addressed, ‘Mr Desmond Cross, OAM’, that the enormity of the honour hit home. “I was even surprised to be

considered,” he said. “There are plenty of other people out there worthy of the award. “It’s quite an honour, really.”

At 83-years-old, Mr Cross believed his life of volunteering had helped him stay healthy. “It’s better to be over the hill than under it,” he said.

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Triumphant launch for new book with hundreds filling Newcastle church last line of the Our Father, “deliver us from evil” and TRICIA MOROSIN said “I had no idea I was delivering my son to evil” ore than 200 by allowing him to be an people fi lled altar server. Ms Feenan made the Catholic a deliberate effort to Cathedral recognise MaitlandComplex in Newcastle Newcastle Bishop Bill West for the emotional Wright for attending the launch of Pat Feenan’s event on behalf of the book ‘Holy Hell’, which Church. tells the story of her “I want to trust the son Daniel’s abuse by paedophile priest, Father Catholic Church again,” Ms Feenan said. James Patrick Fletcher. Daniel Feenan also Ms Feenan said she spoke, maintaining his was “overwhelmed composure as he praised and humbled” by the the incredible strength impressive turnout to of his mother and the launch on Thursday encouraged other victims evening. of abuse to come forward In the crowd was her because “the alternative son, Daniel, Bishop Bill is worse”. Wright and Detective Daniel and his three Chief Inspector Peter Fox, who investigated Daniel’s brothers stood together case and also penned the and officially launched the book, while Ms foreword to ‘Holy Hell’. Feenan signed copies. An emotional Ms There will be another Feenan broke down when dedicating the book to her launch at Parliament “devout Catholic parents” House in Sydney on Friday, December 14. and thanked her mother Copies of the book can for teaching her to “always be purchased online at walk towards thunder”. She made reference to the www.holyhell.com.au.

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Take it easy on the roads this Christmas

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ith the hectic festive season now upon us, it is becoming all too easy to lose a bit of focus and start rushing around – literally. I always said that in every car I’ve ever had there’s been something wrong with the speedo – I’d be travelling along at the speed limit and suddenly all these cars would go rushing by me. I’d turn to my passenger and say, “My speed limit must be out by at least 20 kilometres, I’m lagging behind everyone else!� Of course, it wasn’t my speedo it was the other cars around me who were out of whack. Again, it certainly wasn’t my speedo when I was pulled up for speeding a couple of weeks ago. Now I consider myself quite a conservative driver but, as I drove home from a Christmas function, I ended up over that speed limit and was caught by a police officer. Now, no-one who receives a

speeding fi ne turns to the officer and says, “Why thank you, you have a lovely Christmas!� Of course, I was annoyed and frustrated, however, I know they have a job to do and, in the end, I couldn’t deny I had slipped over the speed limit. The trouble is, it can happen just so quickly. Particularly these days, we have the music on and windows wound up, you just don’t get the same sensation of speed as you did when the windows were open in the heat and the wind came zooming past as you drove down the highway. So I took it on the chin and paid the fi ne. What I would like to do is make it a timely reminder for you all as you rush between work functions, family gatherings and the supermarket to take it easy on the roads. Not only does it mean we’re staying safe for our loved ones – but you also won’t have your day ruined with a nasty fi ne.

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The hand grenade that was brought to Hunter Christian School for show-and-tell. Photo: NSW Police.

Explosive news: Safety first as device brought to school The 11-year-old student who brought the grenade to school was oblivious to the potential deadly nature of her showand- tell item, instead being under the impression it was a money box. The grenade was transported offsite by military personnel for further examination. Inspector Gerrard Lawson from Newcastle City Local Area Command praised the school’s response and reiterated the need to contact police when such items are found by the community. “I want to warn members of the public that if they have or are aware of military ordnance they should not touch or move it but contact police immediately,� he said.

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hings have returned to normal at Hunter Christian School in Mayfield after an incident last week in which a student brought a hand grenade to school for show-andtell. Making national news, the 450 students and staff were evacuated from the school to a nearby park last Wednesday after an alarmed teacher reported the item to principal, Boyd Allen, who in turn rang the police. Specialist Police and ADF personnel examined the World War II hand grenade, determining in the end that while the detonators and pin had been removed, explosives inside the device were a threat.

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au/832.htm for more information and for an application form. Do you know of a young person in the Hunter running a creative or innovative

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he Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation is giving young people who live in rural NSW the chance to secure a $25,000 grant to deliver a new and innovative community project. Now in its fi fth year, applications are open for the 2013 RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant. RAS Foundation Executive Office, Jocellin Jansson, said young people living rural NSW are encouraged to think about how they could make a significant difference in their community by addressing a need or issue faced by their town. “Young people are our future, and the Community Futures Grant gives them the opportunity to develop a practical project to help improve their town and shape a positive future,” Ms Jansson said. Submissions will be judged on several criteria including innovation, impact on the community and plans for implementation. Applicants must identify an existing community organisation or group they would partner with to deliver their project. Eligible entrants must be 35-yearsold or under on May 1, 2013 and projects must be located in rural or regional NSW. In 2012, three projects were awarded. One went to Narrandera resident Ashley Murphy, who is involved in running youth group programs. He received funding to renovate the local church hall and kitchen to expand programs that assisted in improving nutrition education. Mr Murphy said the aim of the community kitchen is to improve the poor nutrition and irregular meal patterns of some of the youth in his community. “Simple things like sharing a meal as a family, working together to prepare meals for one another and basic cooking skills are important skills for everyone to have,” he explained. “In a small rural community such as ours, to have programs and activities that bring families together is great. “I hope the kitchen will become a place for young people to come and either spend time with their families, or learn some new skills that will help them in the future,” he said. Another 2012 recipient, Emma Sellers, partnered with the local Delegate Progress Association to help develop an indigenous art gallery in an existing community bank building. Nyngan resident, Richard Milligan, partnered with the local high school and through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards empowered young people to be involved with the local community in his area. In 2011, Tamara Nixon partnered with Oaklands Community Health & Fitness Centre to transform an unused agricultural merchandise store into a community fitness centre, while Rowan Bromfield helped enhance local tourism at Ariah Park by building a camp kitchen and renovating an existing ablution block. “With so many innovative and community-minded young people in rural NSW I’m sure there are plenty of people with excellent ideas of how to help their town survive and thrive,” Ms Jansson said. “The RAS Foundation Community Futures Grants provides the means for

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YOUR COUNCIL NEWS PUBLIC NOTICES CHRISTMAS 2012 & NEW YEAR 2013 ARRANGEMENTS Maitland City Council will be closing its ofďŹ ces, libraries and certain other buildings and services during the forthcoming Christmas/New Year period. The following arrangements will apply during that period: s!DMINISTRATION"UILDING–Closes at 4.30pm on Friday, 21 December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2013. s-AITLAND2EGIONAL!RT'ALLERY–Open every day as usual between Christmas and New Year from 10am to 5pm, except Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. s,IBRARIES–All library branches will open regular hours on Saturday, 22 December 2012. All branches will be closed from Monday, 24 December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2013. s3WIMMING0OOLS–Closed at 4pm on Monday 24 December 2012. Closed full day Christmas Day only. Open Boxing Day from 11am to 7pm. Closed at 5 pm New Year’s Eve. Open at 11am on New Year’s Day.

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s7ASTE#OLLECTION3ERVICES– There will be no kerbside waste collection service on Christmas Day. Tuesday (Christmas Day) collection will be carried out on Wednesday (Boxing Day). The remainder of the week’s service will be the day after the normal collection day (eg. Friday service will be collected on Saturday). All waste collection operations will resume normal service the week starting 31 December 2012. s7ORKS$EPOT– Closes at 3.30pm on Friday, 21 December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2013. s6ISITOR)NFORMATION#ENTRE– Closes at 3pm on Monday, 24 December 2012 and will reopen Boxing Day from 9am to 5pm. Open every day between Christmas and New Year from 9am to 5pm, except New Year’s Day, when opening hours will be 11am to 3pm. s-AITLAND'AOL–Closes at 4pm on Sunday, 23 December 2012. Closed 24 December 2012. Open for tours every day between Christmas and New Year from 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. For emergencies during the closure period, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 4934 9700.

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NAMING OF PUBLIC ROAD ROADS ACT 1993 Notice is hereby given that Maitland City Council, in pursuance of section 162 of the Roads Act 1993 and Part 2 of the Roads Regulation 2008, proposes to name the following new road: ,OCATION Off Bolwarra Park Drive, Bolwarra Heights 0ROPOSED.AME Riverside Street $!.UMBER 03-3317 The developer has proposed the above road name as the road runs adjacent to the Hunter River. A period of 28 days from 5 December 2012 is allowed during which persons may lodge with Council written submissions regarding this proposal. Any submissions made should be addressed to the General Manager and detail fully any objection to same.

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osties across the country are reminded children to remember to readying for the fact that more clearly label the envelope with a 60 cent than half of Australian children stamp and include a return address, will write a letter to Santa this â&#x20AC;&#x153;so that Santa knows where to send his Christmas, following an Australia Post replyâ&#x20AC;?. survey of parents. Letters to Santa can be posted in any Australia Post Executive General red street posting box across the Hunter Manager, Christine Corbett, said or over the counter at any Australia Post posties are getting ready to deliver retail outlet. these, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;most important lettersâ&#x20AC;? this Christmas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard Santa is buying some gifts online this year so our posties will be extra busy delivering childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letters and parcels across the country,â&#x20AC;? Ms Corbett said. The survey found that toys are still the leading Santa wish list item from almost 60 per cent of Australian children this Christmas, followed closely by electronic games, iphones and ipods, and bikes and scooters. Letters to Santa need to be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999 and should be posted by December 14, so that he can reply in time for Christmas. Annelise (4) and Isabelle (5) posting their letters to Santa Ms Corbett

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M a i t l a n d City C o unc il PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE KYLE STREET, RUTHERFORD DURING ROUNDABOUT WORKS

During the construction, Kyle Street will be temporarily closed to trafďŹ c at the north end only (at the Highway) for a period of approximately ten (10) weeks to provide for construction of the Kyle Street segment of the roundabout. Racecourse Road and Shipley Drive will provide access to Rutherford industrial area and 25/26m B-Double access will be from Racecourse Road only.

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A TrafďŹ c Management Plan is currently being prepared for the project and will ensure advance notice on the road network of the access arrangements during the works period.

Council invites your comments on the proposal. Please send written comments to Scott Henderson, Maitland City Council, PO Box 220, Maitland NSW 2320 or email comments to InfrastructurePlanning@maitland.nsw.gov.au Comments will be received up to 5pm on Wednesday, 9 January 2013. For more information, contact Scott Henderson, Infrastructure Planning Engineer, on 4934 9814.

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Turn on the lights Maitland Councillor bemoans lack of festive cheer know their neighbours. “We have some fantastic AMELIA PARROTT houses in Maitland and people who make a fantastic effort. here are all “If no-one else is organising the decent it then it’s up to Council.” Christmas A spokesperson from lights? Maitland City Council said That is the question there was opportunity for a Maitland councillor, Philip Christmas Lights competition Penfold, is asking Maitland to take place in future years. residents. “It is not an item in the Cr Penfold believes Maitland City Council should current Delivery Program or Community Strategic Plan,” be setting a better example when it comes to festive spirit the statement read. “However, both of these and should re-establish its documents will be reviewed once popular Christmas and updated in the coming Lights competition. months and all councillors “It was a bit before my time and the community will have on Council, but I believe Council once ran a Christmas the opportunity to suggest initiatives for inclusion.” lights competition where Cr Penfold recommends Weblands Street, Aberglasslyn Weblands Street, was named the winner and received a special street name Aberglasslyn, Worcester Street, East Maitland and sign, erected to acknowledge Somerset Drive, Thornton as the prize,” he explained. top spots for Christmas lights. “I want to have discussions In the absence of a with Council staff and competition, Cr Penfold councillors to see if they’re encouraged Christmas keen [to re-establish the light enthusiasts to visit his competition]. ‘Maitland Christmas Lights’ “If you have a street Facebook page to share competition, it encourages residents to work together and information about where the best lights can be found. spend some time getting to

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“It was really a no-brainer to be going back to Australia after the amazing first tour we had,” he said. Celtic Thunder played their first ever live shows in Australia in February this year, selling out arena venues across the country. “I still remember the first sell out gig we did in Sydney – all the chanting – it was completely unexpected. “We were honestly just hoping people were going to turn up.” While Byrne couldn’t reveal too much about the new Voyage show the lads will be bringing to Australia throughout January and February, he says the set list will be a mixed bag. “We are 90 per cent Celtic, but there are plenty of pop and rock songs in the show – U2 songs, This is the Moment and we always do Billy Joel’s ‘She’s Always a Woman to Me’. “My Dad taught me that song so it’s always a very honest performance when I’m singing,” Byrne said. “We all bring something different: George does more ballads, Ryan does rock and I’m more pop. “We like to change it up

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ARIES MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

With so many planets in Sagittarius and the section of your chart linked to the higher mind, a fresh initiative is about to unfold relating to foreign affairs, legal matters or higher education. The section of your chart that covers self-belief is also being highlighted and you can now start to rid yourself of any ingrained habits or destructive thought patterns that have been holding you back.

TAURUS APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

There is a New Moon in your eight house ushering in some major endings and new beginnings in your life. Th is could mark the start of a new partnership or relationship of some description. You are cautious when it comes to making commitments because you take them so very seriously, but you may be considering joining forces with someone else for fi nancial or professional reasons.

GEMINI MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

There is a lovely New Moon in Sagittarius, your opposite number. New Moons symbolise new beginnings and one or two of you could be putting a casual relationship onto a more serious footing. If there has been any rifts between you and a friend, take this opportunity to make a fresh start and you’ll be very glad you did. Your confidence will be building and you’ll be extremely open.

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Th is is an excellent time to attend to routine matters, improve your working relationships and to start afresh with a diet and exercise scheme. The New Moon marks an important turning point in your career life, so pay attention to everything that is going on around you and how you feel about your current position. If the thought of being here this time next year terrifies you, do something about it.

LEO JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

If you’re footloose and fancy-free, you defi nitely need to get where the action is over the next few weeks. Of course, that is if you’re looking for a partner. You may not realise it but you are exuding mystery and sex appeal at the moment and, if I were you, I would make the most out of it. Th ings may have been rather erratic in your love life in 2012, but now you have the chance to forge a new alliance.

VIRGO AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Th is week’s New Moon falls in the section of your chart linked to the home front and if you are seeking a new place of residence, the right one is about to fall into your lap. If you need to forge a new alliance with a flatmate or family member try and make the fi rst step. If you work from home, or you make or sell items for the home, you have a chance to make new contacts that can be a real benefit to your business.

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The end of the year is fi nally in sight and to make it even more special, you now have the perfect opportunity to get your social plans in line for Christmas and New Year celebrations. If you are seeing in 2013 with close family and neighbours, you’ll have an absolutely wonderful time. If you’re single, one of these friends or relatives might introduce you to someone who could be important.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

The New Moon joins the Sun, Mercury and Venus in the fi nancial sector of your chart. Should you be a rare Scorpio and allowed your fi nances to get into a mess, you will have an opportunity to put it all to rights. To prevent this situation from happening again, try and balance your outgoings with your income more evenly. Remember that a bargain is only a bargain if it’s an item that you really need.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

With so many planets in your own sign you may be struck by the realisation that it is entirely within you’re your hands to control your own destiny. Of course this is a Sagittarian philosophical trait but if you’ve been feeling a little bit hemmed in by circumstances over the last few months or years, you may have lost sight of this fact. Remember, the only thing holding you back is your own fear of change.

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Th is week’s New Moon is in Sagittarius and it is conjunct the Sun, Mercury and Venus which is highly significant in astrology. Sagittarius rules your subconscious and it’s essential that you listen to anything your inner voice is trying to tell you. If you fi nd yourself getting into an argument, perhaps subconsciously you want this person out of your life. Remember to take the time to rest and relax.

AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

There is a bright New Moon in fiery and outgoing Sagittarius. Make certain you’re out and about as this is the sign that rules the networking and socialising section in your chart. You may fi nd a casual acquaintance has a lot more in common with you, and your friendship is ready to move on to a different footing. Particularly interesting, inspiring and intriguing people will cross your path.

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$699,000 Saturday 8th December 1-1.30pm Charlie Lund 0429 139 260

4 BED 3 BATH 8 CAR

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$399,000 By Appointment Stacey Pethers 0407 011 818

4934 2000

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Over 650m2 of land! This 4 bedroom home comprises of double carport, double garage, room for a boat or caravan, separate lounge and dining. Entertainment area overlooking the salt water pool. Walk to beaches!

Free standing low maintenance level home - ideal for investors, 1st home buyers or retirees - 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 separate living areas - walk to ocean & Birubi surf beach - fishing, swimming surfing & 4W driving - Agent declares interest.

Tranquility, serenity, location plus the advantage of an income. This magnificent home is located in the quietest street on the peninsula. Across from Cromarty Bay and nature reserve. Run as a profitable B & B at the moment with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and beautiful landscaped yards.

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“LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE”

Capture the nor easterly breeze through the combined open plan dining room, living room and kitchen which makes up the largest part of the upstairs plan. Master bedroom has walk-in robe and ensuite. Glass doors open to a timber deck.

Nelson Bay

$995,000

“A RECIPE FOR RELAXATION” This 4 bedroom, strata title waterfront duplex occupies a stunning waterfront position - views from inside and outside. The kitchen features strong lines and high quality surfaces. This property must be seen. CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

$445,000 Nelson Bay

“OWNERS WANT THIS HOME SOLD NOW”

This architect designed duplex is priced to sell. Walking distance to beautiful Dutchies & Bagnalls Beach, large open plan living & balcony, make it great for entertaining! Water views. Very large main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe.

3 good sized bedrooms, main with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe. Office/study, renovated bathroom with bidet, raked ceilings, new Tassie oak kitchen, screened entertainment area, double garage on 920m2 block.

CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

$355,000

“NELSON BAY HEIGHTS” Owner of this 3 bedroom duplex needs it sold! After renovating the property, job opportunities force the sale. Comprising of open plan living, separate kitchen, laundry, ensuite and huge roof top entertainment deck. Double garage, fenced yard and some waterviews CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

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Soldiers Point

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$519,000

Shoal Bay

$450,000 Nelson Bay

$330,000

“DEVELOPER’S DREAM - PRICE REDUCED” “MUST BE SOLD”

“SUNSETS, WATERVIEWS & SERENITY”

“BIG AND BEAUTIFUL”

Contemporary home in the best street on the peninsula. Spectacular views across the Bay and amazing sunsets from the huge deck. Massive price reduction for a quick sale. This home is a must to inspect.

Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, study, sewing, rumpus, games room, timber kitchen, separate dining and lounge, fire place, water views, garage, wine cellar, work room and storage, covered pergola.

Here is an opportunity that won’t last! Great position, great location and great potential. This is your chance to seize this 974m2 block and make it your own. Renovate the existing 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, open plan home or re-develop the block and design 2 or 3 new homes to council regulations.

CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

Resort style accommodation. 2 bedroom apartment comprising of 2 king sized bedrooms, main with ensuite and 2nd with balcony access. Renovated kitchen and bathroom with modern appliances. Pool, spa, gym, secure parking and boardroom. CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262

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Upstairs is a two bedroom open plan living unit, undercover verandah and rear deck, 2 car spots (26m2) with the unit coming in at around 227m2 with a current tenant in place. Downstairs is a large open space, kitchen, male and female toilets, side and rear roller door access, store room and 4 open car parking spots. Selling as one property together with lease so don’t delay call now to view. CONTACT ANDREW DOUGLASS M: 0418 974 262 admin@douglassportstephensrealestate.com.au

6 Yacaaba Street, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

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Maitland Indoor Sports Centre, Rutherford. 4966 2238 or 4933 1885. Family History: Maitland & District Society open Wed & Saturday 9.30am – 3pm Maitland Heritage Research Centre 17 Lindesay St East Maitland. 4905 1878(Wed-Sat) 4937 5301(AH) or mdgs01@tpg.com.au. Gems: Hunter Valley Gemology Club, Wed, 9am to 3pm, Tues, 7pm and Sun 12pm to 5pm. 1 Maize St, East Maitland. 4932 3130. Girls’ Brigade: Tues, 6.15pm to 8pm, Maitland Church of Christ. 4987 3301. Grossman House: Friends of Grossman House, Church St, 4th Mon, 5pm. 4933 6452. Grow: GROW Worldwide Australian Mental Heath Group, Maitland meets Mon 10.30am at Rutherford Community Centre, Arthur St, Rutherford. 1800 558 268. Investors Club: Meetings and information about property investing held monthly at Charlestown, Kahibah, Raymond Terrace and East Maitland. 4942 3009 or 0409 423 020. Kiwanis: East Maitland. 1st and 3rd Mon, Bank Hotel, Melbourne Street, East Maitland. info@eastmaitlandkiwanis.org. LETS: Local Exchange Trading System – exchange a wide variety of goods and services. 0407 945 401. Maitland and District Historical Society: 1st, 3rd Tue 3 Cathedral St, Maitland. maitlandhistorical@gmail.om or 0438 623 299. Maitland Bereaved by Suicide Support Group: 4th Thurs month at 7pm, Real Life Church Cinema Complex Ken Tubman Dr Maitland. 0407001525. Maitland Creative Writers: East Maitland Library, 2nd Saturday from 10am. 4988 6988. Markets: Raymond Terrace 3rd Saturday from 9am-12pm Hunter Street, Raymond Terrace (by the river). 0412 721 723. Maitland Women’s Cancer Support Group: Third Monday, St Christopher’s Anglican Church Hall, Rutherford. 4932 7754. Mediation: Unifam counselling and mediation for families experiencing family law disputes. 4943 9186. Medieval Dance Classes: Maitland and Newcastle. 4936 6220. Meditation For All: Introductory & Continuing Courses, including courses for those with cancer and other life threatening diseases. Jane, 4934 2327. Mental health support, education and resource groups: Newcastle, Cessnock, Morisset, Maitland, Raymond Terrace and Nelson Bay. 4960 3225 or email nadine@sfnsw.org.au. Morpeth CWA: Meeting 2nd Fri, School of Arts hall, High Street Morpeth from 10am. 4932 7451. Morpeth Uniting Church Friendship group: Meets fortnightly for singing and entertainment followed by afternoon tea. 4933 1017. Music: Walka Water Works, Sun, 1pm to 4pm. 0407 919 821 or 4930 7598. National Service: Maitland and District National Service and Combined Forces Association of Australia, East

Maitland RSL, sub-branch hall, 4th Thurs, 10am. 4932 8100 or 4937 4927. Origin Newcastle: Support group for those separated by adoption or through the stolen generation. Last Sat, Uniting Church, 150 Beaumont St, Hamilton. 4963 3482. Palliative Care: Friends of Palliative Care 1st Mon, 10.30am. 4933 4494 or 4934 2253. Rail: Maitland Branch of Save Our Rail, 2nd Wed, 7pm, St Peter’s Hall, East Maitland. Rotary: Maitland Sunrise Rotary Club, Tues, 7.15am to 8.30am, Imperial Hotel, Maitland; Green Hills, Thursday, 7.15-8.30am George Tavern, Greenhills. Scrabble: Maitland Park Bowling Club, Tues, 10am to 4pm. 4932 9696 or 4933 7404. Seniors: National Seniors Australia, Hunter Valley Branch. 4th Tue, East Maitland Bowling Club from 9.30am. 4938 5314. 1st Thurs, Maitland Salvation Army, 1a Bunning Ave, Rutherford, 11am. 4932 0391. Sids and Kids Hunter Region: Support group. Maitland City Motel, 258 New England Highway, Rutherford First Mon. 4969 3171. Sing Australia: Singing for fun Mon from 7.30pm CWA Hall Church St, Maitland. 4936 6403. Singles: Over 50s, Hunter Valley Singles Social Club, 1st Sun, 10.30am, Polish Hall, Maitland. 0428 166 867 or 4966 0545 hvssclub@yahoo.com.au. Singles: Party at the Pub. Fun, safe, affordable way to meet new friends, 30+. 4994 5197 or partyatthepub.com.au. Slimmers: Beresfield Waratah Slimmers, Tues, 6pm. Beresfield Bowling Club. 4966 4649. Theatre: Maitland Repertory Playhouse, High St, Maitland. Maitland Junior Repertory (8 to 16 years), Sat afternoons, 0422 691 363. Reamus Youth Theatre (16 to 25 years), Mon evenings, 0407 306 004. Hunter Impro Network (all ages), 1st Sun. 0401 170 364. Romulus Players (all ages) Tues. 4934 5519. Walking. Heart Foundation Walking groups. 4915 8003. CLUB Business Professional Women, Maitland: 4th Tues. 0415 214 709 or bwpmaitland@gmail.com. Coin club: Maitland & District Coin Club Inc, meets 7.30pm 2nd Mon. 4933 8961, maitlandcoinclub@gmail.com. Maitland and Coalfields District Orchid Society: Meeting, 2nd Thursday Masonic Hall, George Street East Maitland from 7.30pm. 4932 8220. Maitland/Beresfield Lioness Club: 1st Mon. Beresfield Bowling Club, 6.30pm. 49661751. Maitland Table Tennis: Tues and Thurs from 9.15 am, Fri from 6pm, Polish Hall Grant St Maitland. 4966 1478. National Service & Combined Forces Association Maitland Branch: 4th Thurs 10am, East Maitland RSL Hall. 4933 1629 or 6337 8378. Probus: Rutherford/Telarah Mens’ 2nd and 4th Tuesday, Maitland City Bowling Club from 9.30am. Rutherford Lioness Club: 1st Tues, Maitland Park Bowling Club, 7pm. 4930 1643. Toastmasters: Cessnock Toastmasters, Cessnock Supporters Club, Mon (except public holidays), 6.45pm.

4990 4581. Maitland. Easts Leisure & Golf Club, East Maitland, Tues, 7pm. 4955 8286. VIEW: Maitland Club, 4th Wed, East Maitland Bowling Club, 10am. 4933 5749. Beresfield Club 1st Wed, Beresfield Bowling Club 10.30am. Hoy morning 3rd Wed Beresfield Seniors Hall 10am. 4966 4649. Yacht: Southern Cross Model Club, Sun, 12pm Walka Water Works. 4932 8948. PARENTING Dads in Distress: Mon, 7.30pm, St Paul’s Church Hall. 0427 330 771. East Maitland Pine Tree GAPS Support group: (Grandparents as Parents Support) Tue during school terms 10am-12pm. St Peters’ Youth Centre, East Maitland. 4933 6662. Lone Fathers Association: 4932 5549 or lonefathers. com.au. MyTime Woodberry: A program for parents and carers of children 0-16 years with a disability or chronic medical condition. Tues, 10am to 12pm. FREE sessions are held at Woodberry Public School at the Place of Friends. 0407 556 854 or 4964 2174. Playconnect Raymond Terrace: A play-based learning opportunity for children six and under with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or like symptoms. Thurs, 9.30am to 11.30 am. Irrawang Public School. 0417 500 886 or 4987 4666. Playgroups: Allergy Aware Playgroup Tue 9.30am-11.30am during school terms. Ashtonfield CommunityHall. 0405 420 011.Ashtonfield Shamrocks Playgroup, Thurs 10am to 12pm and 12pm to 2pm, 1800 171 882. Bolwarra, Wed, 10am to 12pm, St Augustine’s Hall, 4930 3388. East Maitland Playgroup, Tues 10am to 12pm, Tenambit Community Hall, 4933 5272. Kupcakes Disability Integrated Playtime, 10am to 12pm, East Maitland Uniting Church, 4933 2602 or 4995 6041. Little Fish Playschool, Wed, 9.30am to 11.30am, Presbyterian Church Hall, George St, East Maitland, 0421 934 884. Maitland Playgroup, Guides Hall, St Andrews St, Maitland Thurs 10am to 12pm, 4932 9974 or 0423 618 175. Metford Community Playgroup, Wed, 10am to 12pm, Metford Community Hall, 4934 6654 or 4932 1771. Metford/Ashtonfield Mums and Tots, Mon, 10am to 12pm, Metford Community Hall, 4934 4268. Mini Muzos Playgroup, Tues, 10am to 12pm, the Salvation Army youth hall, 1a Bunning Ave, Rutherford 4932 6682. St Peter’s Playtime, East Maitland, Fri, 10am to 12pm, 4934 3431. Morpeth Uniting Church Mon 10-11.30am Church hall cnr High and Cumberland Streets Morpeth. 4933 6653. If you know of something going on in Maitland or surrounding areas, please contact us at least two weeks before the date of publication. This is a free community calendar and is for not-for-profit and community organisations. Strict guidelines apply to inclusion in this section. Write to us at The Post PO Box 2321, Dangar, NSW 2309 or email stephen@newcastlepost.com.au.

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COMMUNITY GUIDE... COMMUNITY Alcoholics Anonymous: Tues 7.30pm, Thurs 8pm, Tarro Community Hall, Northern Ave, Tarro. 4964 1555. Mon 10am Anglican Hall Lang Street Kurry. 4937 2213. Amnesty: Amnesty International Group, 2nd Fri 10.45am to 11.45am Organic Feast, cnr, Lawes and William Streets, East Maitland . 4933 8432. ARAFMI: Counselling, education and support to families, relatives and friends of people with mental illness. 22 Stewart Ave, Hamilton East. arafmihunter.org. Support line, 4961 6717 or admin line 49 612 842. Arthritis NSW Maitland District Branch: 1st Thurs 10am, East Maitland Bowling Club.4966 4649. Aspergers/autism: Information, advocacy, workshops, contact register, referral at Maitland Neighbourhood Centre. 4966 1717. Australian Sewing Guild: Maitland branch meet third Thurs, Rutherford Community Centre, Arthur Street, Rutherford from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 4930 7554. Books: Maitland Book Readers’ Club. 1st Mon, 1pm, East Maitland Library. 4934 1323. Bereaved parents: 4952 3691. Bushwalking: Hunter Area Walkabout Club. Sun. 4943 5073. CARE for Pets: enables incapacitated people to remain living at home with their companion animals. Volunteers are required to assist with dog walking and at-home care for pets. 0416 962 273 and check out our webpage at www. canineworld.org.au. Carers: Support group for carers of people with memory loss and associated problems, Kurri Community Centre, 4th Thurs, 3.30pm to 5.30pm. 4937 4555. Childless bonds: Support for women and men who are unable to have children. Phone after 7pm or weekends. 4948 0941. Choir: Maitland City Choir. Seventh Day Adventist Church, East Maitland, Tues, 7pm to 9pm. 4937 5834. Choir: Port Stephens Choir. St Brigid’s hall, William St, Raymond Terrace, Thurs at 7pm. 4951 5064 or 0418 497 536. Computerpals Maitland: 1st Thursday from 10am East Maitland Bowling Club. 4966 3530. Dads in Distress: Call 1300 853 437 or visit www. dadsindistress.asn.au to find your nearest peer support group or local worker. Diabetes: Coalfields Kurri Diabetes support group, last Tues, 10am, Kurri Bowling Club. 4937 2188 or 4930 4626. Maitland Diabetes support group, 2nd Tues, 10am. St Paul’s Church Hall. 4932 7649 or 0418 649 313. East Maitland Social Club: Second Tues Bruce Street Community Hall, East Maitland 10-am-1pm. 4934 1456. East Maitland Pine Tree GAPS Support Group: Every Tuesday during school terms. 10a.m.-12noon. St.Peters Youth Centre, E.Maitland 4933 6662 Ecumenical Service: Maitland Uniting Church, High Street, Maitland. 1pm Wednesdays. 4933 9059. Exercise: Lifeball game exercises for any age, Wed, 10am,

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n understaffed Newcastle Jets were defeated 2-0 by the Central Coast Mariners in the F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night – with their demise engineered by former Novocastrian, Daniel McBreen. The Jets went into the clash without fi rst team regulars Tiago Calvano, Josh Mitchell, Ryan Griffiths, Ben Kennedy, Mark Birighitti and Jobe Wheelhouse, paving the way for the likes of Matt Nash, Jacob Pepper, Connor Chapman and James Brown to make a good impression. Proeedings opened in somewhat of a titfor-tat fashion with both sides enjoying some decent possession in the fi rst 20 minutes, however it was the Mariners who fi red the fi rst salvo in the 21st minute courtesy of midfielder, Oliver Bozniac, who found himself behind the Jets’ defence and sending in a chip-shot over an on-rushing Matthew Nash that went wide of the posts. The Jets were on the front foot just minutes later after Bernardo Ribiero floated a beautiful cross-field pass that was on a string for Craig Goodwin. Goodwin beat Pedj Bojic before playing a ball into to the box for a waiting Emile Heskey, only for the cross to be deflected out for a corner by Trent Sainsbury.

The Mariners also had chances, thanks to Daniel McBreen, Patrick Zwaaswijk and Michael McGlinchey, but both sides went into the half-time break empty handed. The mariners opened their account just nine minutes into the second half courtesy of striker and current golden boot frontrunner, Daniel McBreen. Left back, Josh Rose, sent a cross in from the flank that found McBreen, who slotted the ball home neatly at the near post. Despite the Jets The Jets’ Ruben Zadkovich making a move against the Mariners almost getting back on terms through Emile Heskey in the 54th powerful header into the back of the net. minute, the Central Coast doubled their lead The Jets will be looking for a reversal of after McGlinchey sent in a well-weighted fortune when they travel to Perth on Friday corner that found McBreen who buried a night to take on Perth Glory.

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