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TRACK WORKS Big things are happening at Newcastle Jockey Club (NJC), according to Chief Executive Officer, Cameron Williams, with the process for electing the newly restructured Board of Directors underway and the Club also running two other expressions of interest campaigns. NJC is currently seeking expressions of interest to undertake a $11.2 million race track redevelopment...

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WASTE OF TIME Volunteers’ public appeal over dumping PAGE 3 Maitland Labor Councillors Loretta Baker (left) and Henry Meskauskas with NSW Acting Opposition Leader, Linda Burney, at Maitland Hospital on Thursday

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aitland Hospital’s nurses have been intimidated into not speaking publicly about last week’s air conditioning malfunction, which resulted in surgeries being postponed or transferred to John Hunter Hospital, the NSW Nurses Association is claiming. According to Hunter Organiser, Matt Byrne, a directive was sent from Hunter New England Health’s Director of Nursing, Sue McFadyen, to all of the hospital’s Nursing Unit Managers, asking them to remind their nurses to read and sign the Code of Conduct and the Social Media

Guidelines. “[Th is information is covered off at induction], there was no reason for it to be circulated now,� Mr Byrne said. “Th is is pure intimidation.� When contacted by the Post, Hunter New England (HNE) Health confi rmed the directive had been sent to staff but would not comment on why it was sent last week. Acting Opposition Leader, Linda Burney, visited the hospital on Thursday with Labor Councillors Loretta Baker and Henry Meskauskas to call on the O’Farrell Government to do a complete audit of cooling systems in hospitals across the Hunter. They claimed the government was stalling on releasing an air conditioning system that was

ready to be installed in Maitland Hospital and also criticised Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, for not taking charge of the situation. Ms Parker responded by saying the new air conditioning needed to be installed in the cooler months and that this would take place in April. NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, also responded by refuting Labor’s claims that health funding in the region had been cut, saying Labor has “no credibility when it comes to health in the Hunter�. HNE Health installed a portable chiller at the hospital on Friday evening to keep temperatures down over the weekend. Turn to page 4 for an update on refurbishment work to the hospital’s mental health unit.

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o, after a restful and relaxing Christmas break, you must be feeling refreshed and ready for the year ahead? Or, like many people around the Hunter, maybe you aren’t feeling so refreshed after the stifl ing heatwave that’s taken hold over NSW the past week. The hot weather has certainly caught the attention of the commercial television networks and to a lesser extent, some newspapers. Based on the rolling coverage, you’d think a spell of hot weather during an Australian summer is an anomalous event. Granted, there were records set, and the efforts of the emergency services and volunteers fighting fi res should be recognised, but if we don’t have to see another live cross to a packed beach, I’d be quite happy. The big story of the week in the Hunter had a bit to do with the hot conditions. With the news that Maitland Hospital’s air conditioning system failed last week, the NSW Opposition was quick to jump on the story, with Acting Opposition Leader, Linda Burney, travelling to Maitland on Thursday to point out the failings of the NSW health system. Our journalist, Tricia Morosin, dug a bit deeper and found that nurses were given a directive not to talk to the media or engage in social media last week, the timing of which has angered the NSW Nurses’ Association. See page 1 for more. Have a story for us? Email editorial@newcastlepost.com.au

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exercise but this will vary with the individual animal. Karma’s $400 adoption fee includes her de-sexing, vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, micro-chipping, and lifetime registration. Dog Rescue Newcastle is a notfor-profit, volunteer organisation. Your support allows them to continue saving other homeless dogs like Karma. For more information or to meet Karma, contact Amanda on 4977 1666. Karma is in Mandalong on the Central Coast. There are 50-plus dogs available for adoption on Dog Rescue Newcastle’s website: www. dogrescuenewcastle.com.au.


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n what is literally becoming a mounting problem, Maitlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St Vincent de Paul volunteers are urging the public to think before they dump broken and faulty goods in and around bins in the Maitland area, something that is costing the society $340 each month in removal fees. East Maitland store manager, Jill Zurawski, said the volunteers get everything from soiled clothing and faulty electronics to broken glass and old mattresses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just dumping one mattress costs us $27,â&#x20AC;? she explained. Items are being dumped beside the bins, at the back doors or stores and even outside while the store is open. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We installed roller doors to stop it, but now people just leave rubbish on the footpath.â&#x20AC;? According to Ms Zurawski, people are also fossicking through donations before the charity has a chance to sort them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I drove past one day and I saw a couple sitting on deckchairs going through the donations.â&#x20AC;? East Ward councillor, Ben Whiting, believes community education could reduce the problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have spoken with some local charities doing great work in the community and it does appear the

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SW Minister for Mental Health, Kevin Humphries, has named construction company Hansen Yuncken as the company behind the successful tender to build the new $2 million upgrade to the Maitland Hospital inpatient Mental Health Unit. “Th is announcement reflects the NSW Government’s commitment to providing increased mental health services and infrastructure throughout the State,” Mr Humphries said last week. “Th is upgrade will provide improved facilities for patients,

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families, carers and staff...The improved layout of the unit will enable staff to work more effectively to deliver care to patients to best aid their recovery.” The refurbishment will include a new family and carers’ room providing a more comfortable and private space for families and carers to meet and talk with their loved ones; an improved main entry to the ground floor unit from Maitland Hospital; a new reception and waiting area; a reconfigured staff station; a more secure staff entry; and a new meeting and education room for

he Hunter’s taxi drivers will be required by law to wear their seatbelt for the fi rst time from Monday, January 14, when they will become covered by the State’s seatbelt laws. The change ends an exemption that has allowed taxi drivers to operate their vehicles without buckling up since seatbelts became compulsory in NSW in 1971. Transport for NSW personnel visited various locations in the Newcastle area on Saturday and Sunday, as well as other taxi hotspots including the Sydney CBD, Sydney airport, Wollongong and Western Sydney this week, to discuss the change and make sure all drivers are aware of their new responsibilities. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said drivers were

initially to be included under the law from January 1, but were given two weeks extra to prepare for the change. “Seatbelts have a proven record saving lives and we want taxi drivers to be just as safe behind the wheel as all other motorists,” the spokesperson said. “We have been communicating with taxi drivers to ensure they are aware of the change, and gave them a lengthy lead-in from the initial announcement to ensure they had time to make any necessary preparations.” The spokesperson said not only will the change enhance safety for drivers, it will protect a front seat passenger in the case of a side impact, where an unrestrained driver could be thrown across the vehicle. “Less than two per cent of all NSW motorists injured in a crash

are not wearing a seatbelt, but among taxi drivers the figure is 40 per cent,” the spokesperson said. “We want to make sure taxi drivers are as safe as anyone else.” Taxi drivers in all other Australian states and territories are bound by seatbelt laws. In NSW taxi passengers are already required to wear a seatbelt at all times. The NSW Taxi Council, NSW Taxi Drivers Association, Australian Taxi Drivers Association, Transport Workers Union, NSW Police Force, WorkCover and Roads and Maritime Services were consulted regarding the change. To fi nd out more about the new laws, head to the Transport for NSW website www.transport. nsw.gov.au. and search for ‘taxis’.


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ig things are happening at Newcastle Jockey Club (NJC), according to Chief Executive Officer, Cameron Williams, with the process for electing the newly restructured Board of Directors underway and the Club also running two other expressions of interest campaigns. NJC is currently seeking expressions of interest to undertake a $11.2 million race track redevelopment, with the funds coming from Racing NSW under the proviso that NJC restructures its Board and moves to a best practice corporate governance model. In November, 97 per cent of NJC members voted in favour of the move – a result Mr Williams didn’t see coming. “I was actually quite moved by it,” Mr Williams said. “That high level of support from members willing to embrace the change we’re putting to them was outstanding.” As a result of the decision, the Board will now consist of four member-elected Directors, with the ballot process currently underway, as well as three nominated Directors, with nominations for these positions open until February 22. “I’m confident this will be a great thing for us and I think it’s important that it’s not just for us, it’s not just for the

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members, it’s good for all stakeholders, owners, trainers, jockeys, all those people that use the track and then the general community,” Mr Williams said. In addition to the two brand new and world class race tracks, the Club has plans to build new stables,

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ith fi rearms being in the news of late, it is a good time to consider gun safety and the importance of having a shooter’s licence. Current fi rearms owners will know police are carrying out a statewide inspection of the storage of fi rearms. Th is process is ongoing and eventually all shooters will have their gun storage inspected. On occasion, police have found fi rearms not correctly stored and being unregistered. Th is can lead to the confiscation of fi rearms until storage is upgraded, criminal charges, or the person being banned from holding a fi rearms licence. To give people some knowledge on fi rearms, here’s a quick run down on the law. To possess or use fi rearms in NSW a licence or permit is required. The body which oversees fi rearm control in NSW is the NSW Firearms Registry. There are a number of different fi rearm licence types, depending on usage and type of fi rearms. For example, a single shot .22 rifle needs a different licence to a semiautomatic high-powered rife. To apply for a licence, all shooters must have completed an approved Firearms Safety Course and gained a certificate indicating this. In addition, prospective shooters must have a genuine reason for having a licence.

Those reasons include sport and target shooting, vermin control and primary production. There are other genuine reasons so check with the Registry. Once a prospective shooter has obtained a Firearms Safety Certificate and their genuine reason to possess guns, an application form is submitted to the Firearms Registry, which can be obtained from their website. All applicants for a shooters licences are screened in relation to criminal record and for being a fit and proper person. Once all these requirements are satisfied, a licence may be issued to use and possess fi rearms. If fi rearms are possessed by a shooter, strict regulations apply to their storage. The Firearms Registry has a very detailed website containing all the information needed. If you do have fi rearms, just remember the 4 keys to weapon safety: 1. Treat all fi rearms as if they are loaded; 2. Always point your fi rearm in a safe direction (never allow the muzzle of your fi rearm to point at another person); 3. Never load a live round into the chamber of a fi rearm until you are ready to shoot; and 4. Keep your fi nger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

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water out again each day,” Ms Bradshaw said. “Not only will native birds, lizards, bugs and other animals be able to get a drink, but if they are extremely hot, they can always climb in and splash around to cool down.” TIPS FOR HELPING WILDLIFE DURING BUSHFIRES AND HEATWAVES · · · · · ·

Leave bowls of water out in shady spots. Keep the bowls clean, and freshen the water daily. Keep your pets indoors, so that wildlife has a chance to get to the water unhindered. If you put out a large tub of water, make sure to provide a stick or rocks for animals to use to climb out. Keep a cardboard box and a towel in the boot of your car in case you find an injured animal. Write down the phone numbers of a few wildlife carer organisations, and put it in the glovebox of your car, so that you know who to call in case you spot an injured animal. If you rescue an animal that has been burnt or suffering from dehydration, wrap it loosely, place it in a cardboard box, and keep it in a dark and quiet place. Offer it water, but not food. Call a wildlife carer as soon as possible for assistance and advice.

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ith searing temperatures continuing into this week, Hunter residents are feeling the heat – that includes the furry ones, too. The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife is urging people to think about how they can help native wildlife during the current heatwave. “Bats, possums, birds and many other animals can become dehydrated or die due to extremely hot weather,” said the Foundation’s CEO, Susanna Bradshaw. “The easiest thing you can do to help your local animals is to provide them with a water source. “Before you go to work or school each morning, fi ll a shallow dish with water. Place it in a shady spot in the backyard next to some shrubs or bushes, so that it has some protection from predators and doesn’t heat up too much. “When you get home, use the leftover water on your garden, and place fresh

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MAITLAND MATTERS by Maitland City Council Executive Manager, Corporate Planning & Engagement, Leah Flint

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n 2011 Maitland City Council staff had the privilege of meeting a wide variety of residents as we gathered information to develop our ten year community strategic plan (CSP), Maitland 2021. The consultation process revealed the devotion many residents have for our city and their dedication to ensuring we work to making it the best place to live, work and play for now and for future generations. The plan was separated into five themes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; proud place great lifestyle, our places and spaces, connected and collaborative community leaders, a prosperous and vibrant city and our natural environment. The themes encompassed a range of ideals for the type of city weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like Maitland to evolve into over the following decade. While the plan was widely accepted as an accurate and realistic vision for Maitland not too long ago, we now must fulfi l a requirement under the

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members are encouraged to bring a picnic and beverages. Gates open at 6:30pm, with the screening just after sunset.

Season memberships (for all three fi lms) cost $70 and must be purchased before the fi rst screening.

For more information, visit The Other Film Society’s Facebook page or email theotherfi lmsociety @hotmail.com.

itting around whinging to your friends doesn’t always amount to much, but for local concrete plant operator, David Jordan, that conversation inspired him to create The Other Film Society (TOFS), a not-for-profit fi lm society with the aim of showcasing foreign, independent, unusual, classic and art house fi lms. The fi lm buff was frustrated at the lack of diversity in the fi lms screened in Newcastle and resented having to travel to Sydney to see non-mainstream fl icks. His friends suggested he do something about it. “I wanted to create a society with membership open to the public for a bit of fun and to bring people together for the love of fi lm,” Mr Jordan said. “TOFS aims to give Newcastle the variety available in other major cities.” So far the response has been positive, with around 200 people purchasing memberships and many Novocastrians registering their interest in TOFS’s summer season, which consists of three monthly outdoor cinema events at Nobby’s Beach Lighthouse. The fi rst of the three will be Canadian French-language drama, ‘Monsieur Lazhar’, nominated in 2012 for the Best

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he archives of The Benevolent Society have revealed an unusual connection between Newcastle and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. In 1968, Elvis’ famous gold Cadillac was the draw card of a national fundraising tour, and Newcastle was one of the 40 cities it visited. In celebration of the society’s 200th anniversary, CEO Anne Hollonds is encouraging locals to share their memories. “Our story is really the Elvis Presley’s gold car visited story of the many lives we’ve Newcastle during its 1968 tour touched and we’re appealing to the public to contribute their memories. “Of all the interesting and unusual stories The Benevolent Society can tell about our 200-year history, the story of Elvis’ Gold Cadillac tour is one that really captures people’s imagination.” The car was worth $75,000 (or $500,000 in today’s dollars), and had been coated 40 times with paint containing diamond dust and fish scales. Inside, there was over $10,000 (or $66,000 now) of gold equipment, including a bar with a refrigerator and an ice maker, as well as a television, a custom-made lounge, a telephone and an electric boot polisher. The tour raised $150,000 (around $1 million) for The Benevolent Society and other charities. To share your memories, visit www.benevolent.org.au.

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YOUR COUNCIL NEWS PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS DRAFT COMPLAINT MANAGEMENT POLICY 2012 Council at its meeting on 27 November 2012, resolved to publicly exhibit the draft Complaint Management Policy. The draft policy will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 9 January 2013 until Wednesday 6 February 2013 at Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Administration Building and Council libraries during normal working hours. It is also available on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.maitland.nsw.gov.au Council will accept written submissions received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 6 February 2013. Further enquiries should be directed to Teressa Chadwick â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coordinator Information and Business Services on 4934 9739. DRAFT PRIVACY MANAGEMENT PLAN 2012 Council at its meeting on 11 December 2012, resolved to publicly exhibit the Draft Privacy Management Plan. The draft plan will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 9 January 2013 until Wednesday 6 February 2013 at Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Administration Building and Council libraries during normal working hours. It is also available on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.maitland.nsw.gov.au Council will accept written submissions received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 6 February 2013. Further enquiries should be directed to Teressa Chadwick â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coordinator Information and Business Services on 4934 9739.

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RECLASSIFICATION OF EALES FAMILY CEMETERY, BERRY PARK Pursuant to Sections 56 and 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and Section 27(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, notice is hereby given of the public exhibition of a Draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for the reclassiďŹ cation of land identiďŹ ed as the Eales Family Cemetery, Berry Park. The Draft LEP aims to reclassify the subject land from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;operationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; land within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993. The Draft LEP will be on public exhibition with supporting information from Wednesday 16 January 2013 at Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Customer Service Centre, Administration Building, High Street, Maitland during normal working hours. The Draft LEP will also be placed on exhibition at Thornton Library, Taylor Avenue, Thornton during ordinary library hours over the same period. The Draft LEP will be exhibited on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.maitland.nsw.gov.au during the exhibition period. Exhibition concludes Wednesday 13 February 2012. In accordance with the Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act 2008, any person making a written submission after 1 October 2008 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; either for or against a proposal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; must also make a disclosure if the person has made a reportable political donation. If relevant, please include a completed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Statement of Political Donations and Giftsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; form with your submission. This form can be found on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.maitland.nsw.gov.au or obtained from Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Customer Service Counter and all libraries during opening hours.

Persons wishing to comment on the Draft LEP should do so by 5.00pm on Wednesday 13 February 2012 and should quote reference No. RZ07010. Further enquiries should be directed to Josh Ford (Strategic Town Planner) on 4934 9729.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE MAITLAND TASTEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; FOOD, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 Council has received an application to temporarily close High Street, Maitland from Elgin Street to Cathedral Street, and parts of Bulwer Street and Bourke Street to conduct the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maitland Tasteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Food, Wine and Music Festival, to be held on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March 2013. It is proposed that the following Maitland roads be temporarily closed to vehicular trafďŹ c for the duration of this event: 5.00pm Friday 8 March to 8.00pm Sunday 10 March 2013: s(IGH3TREETBETWEEN%LGIN3TREETAND"OURKE3TREET s"ULWER3TREETFROM(IGH3TREETTOJUSTNORTHOFTHE Maitland Leagues Club entrance s$RANSlELD,ANE 6.00am Saturday 9 March to 8.00pm Sunday 10 March 2013: s(IGH3TREETBETWEEN"OURKE3TREETAND Cathedral Street s"OURKE3TREETFROM(IGH3TREETTO#OFlN,ANE Comments relating to the running of the event (not related to road closures or trafďŹ c management), should be made in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Maitland City Council, PO Box 220, Maitland 2320, endorsed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maitland Food, Wine and Music Festival â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ďŹ le 150/5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The closing date for comments relating to the special event is 4.00pm Wednesday 30 January 2013. Public comments regarding the proposed road closure should also be forwarded in writing (addressed to the General Manager at the above address), endorsed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maitland Food, Wine and Music Festival â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Temporary Road Closures File 122/944â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The closing date for comments will be 4.00pm Wednesday 13 February 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;STEAMFEST 2013â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The annual â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Steamfestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is to be held on the weekend of Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2013. The following temporary road closures (to vehicular trafďŹ c only) and parking restrictions were requested by the Steamfest Panel and are listed below, for public exhibition and comment: Setup and presentation of Steamfest stalls and amusements Midnight, Thursday 11 April to midnight Sunday 14 April 2013: s-AITLAND2AILWAY3TATIONSEALEDCARPARK s-AITLAND2AILWAY3TATIONGRAVELCARPARK s-AITLAND2AILWAY3TATIONSEALEDCARPARKADJACENT to station building) Setup and presentation of stalls and amusements and setup of Steamfest 2013 Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7.00am to 6.00pm: s#HURCH3TREETBETWEEN+EN4UBMAN$RIVEAND Les Darcy Drive s%LGIN3TREETBETWEEN/LIVE3TREETAND2AILWAY,INE (buses excepted on speciďŹ ed route)

s/LIVE3TREETBETWEEN#HURCH3TREETAND%LGIN3TREET s2AILWAY3TREETBETWEEN#HURCH3TREETAND%LGIN Street (buses excepted on speciďŹ c route) s3TATION3TREETBETWEEN%LGIN3TREETANDCUL DE SAC (taxis excepted) s!THEL$/MBRAIN$RIVEBETWEEN%LGIN3TREETAND Victoria Street (taxis excepted) s!LLAN7ALSH$RIVEBETWEEN+EN4UBMAN$RIVEAND Church Street (taxis excepted) s"ALLARD3TREETBETWEEN3TEAM3TREETAND#HURCH3TREET s&RAN$AWSON2OADBETWEEN"ALLARD3TREETAND end of road s3TEAM3TREETBETWEENCUL DE SACAND%LGIN3TREET s.APOLEON,ANESOUTHOF/LIVE3TREET Presentation of Steamfest 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Show and Shineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sunday 14 April 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7.00am to 6.00pm: s7ALKER3TREETBETWEEN.EW%NGLAND(IGHWAY roundabout and Elgin Street s)NTERNALROADTHROUGH-AITLAND0ARKBETWEEN Main Entrance and Swimming Pool Council also proposes to implement the usual temporary parking restrictions in various streets for Steamfest, to assist with the movement of public transport and public safety around the main Steamfest site in the vicinity of Maitland Railway Station. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Stoppingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; restrictions will be placed on both sides of the New England Highway from Church Street to the Trzecinski Bridge, and on both sides of Cessnock Road for 100m from the roundabout. A complete list of the parking restrictions can be obtained by contacting the Appearance and Infrastructure Division on 4934 9700. Comments relating to the core event or any of the SUB EVENTSNOTRELATEDTOROADCLOSURES SHOULDBE forwarded in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Maitland City Council, PO Box 220, Maitland 2320, endorsed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Steamfest 2013 Special Event â&#x20AC;&#x201C; File 150/5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Submissions will be received up until 4.00pm on Wednesday 30 January 2013. Comments regarding temporary road closures should be forwarded in writing (addressed to the General Manager at the above address), endorsed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Steamfest 2013 Temporary Road Closures â&#x20AC;&#x201C; File 120/944/2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The closing date for comments relating to the road closures is Wednesday 13 February 2013. For further information regarding the event, please contact the Appearance and Infrastructure Division on 4934 9700.

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nhancing lives through the magic and power of dance is what Fionaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio of Dance is all about, says studio owner, Fiona Donaldson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are dedicated to helping develop young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life skills, a healthy selfesteem and confidence,â&#x20AC;? Ms Donaldson explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Fionaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio of Dance (FSD) you will learn so much more than just stepsâ&#x20AC;ŚWe aim to create â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thinkingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and well-educated dancers, integrating into our classes the important aspects of dance history, how muscles work, and awareness of correct nutrition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You will be encouraged to develop your natural creativity and expression as well as developing an understanding and appreciation for music, not to mention being gently challenged at your own level to achieve

your own personal success. su â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also demonstra demonstrate that good deportmentt is cool!â&#x20AC;? cool! Ms Donaldson said. Fionaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talented and dedicated teachers provide a professional service in a nurturing environment, and students have access to FSDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great facilities. See for yourself why Fionaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio of Dance has a great following and an excellent reputation. Visit the website by heading to www.fsdance.com.au.

S Bling Performing Arts enters its sixth year, the staff of the Broadmeadow dance studio are proud of what the studio has achieved in this short space of time. In September 2011, Bling students performed at Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Universal Studios and Disneyland in Anaheim, working with some of the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most elite choreographers. The experience was so fantastic that studio owner, Toni Zink, is already planning the next tour to Disneyland Florida, an opportunity which is open to all Bling students. This elite studio at Broadmeadow PCYC, which offers all types of dance including Les Griffith Tap Dance Academy (LGTDA) tap, RAD Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, hip hop, theatre and singing and a new GLEE club, has classes for everyone from babies to adults running from Monday to Saturday. Bling staff specialise in what they teach, passing on their wealth of experience and advice which shows in their studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performances. Bling is one studio that is all about the children, professional teaching

and guest teachers who offer a warm and friendly atmosphere. Children are given the opportunity to perform at special events around Newcastle throughout the year as well as the studioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end of year concert, where students showcase their talents to friends and family. Annual LGTDA Tap exams are available to all students to become qualified teachers, along with private lessons. Classes are kept together, so students can do numerous classes, one after the other, saving time and money. Bling Performing can also help parents out with the planning of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday parties. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bling It Up Partiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; come to your place and entertain the children, teach the guests a dance, provide face painting, balloon animals, games and more. A registration day is being held this Saturday, January 19 at PCYC Broadmeadow from 10am to 2pm.For more information about Bling Performing Arts or Bling It Up Parties, contact 0418 486 851 or visit www.blingperformingarts.com.

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Register of interest Tocal College could be the Hunter’s next heritage-listed building

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inister for Heritage and Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, has welcomed advice that Tocal College at Tocal is being considered for listing on the State Heritage Register. The Heritage Council of NSW resolved at its December meeting to give notice of its intention to consider the listing of the historic building. Held in high esteem by the architectural profession, the college is

widely viewed as a seminal work of midtwentieth century architecture. Ms Parker said Tocal College is being considered by the Heritage Council as significant for being an example of the Sydney School style with its uniquely Australian response to materials and location. “The proposal which covers the C.B Alexander Campus and Moveable Collection is acknowledgement of its heritage significance to the people of

NSW,” Ms Parker said. The college, designed by architects Phillip Cox and Ian Mackay, is credited with being at the beginning of a truly Australian period of architecture and received the prestigious Sulman architecture award in 1965. The public submission period on the Heritage Council’s proposal commences today and will close on January 28. “Any members of the community, owners, managers, organisations or other interested parties are invited to make a written submission regarding the

proposed listing and significance of Tocal College – C.B.Alexander Campus and Moveable Collection,” Ms Parker said. Details of the nomination, the State Heritage Register, listing criteria, making a submission and the benefits of listing can be viewed on the website for the Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage at www.oeh. nsw.gov.au/Heritage/listings. Are there other buildings in the Lower Hunter which you think should be added to the NSW Heritage Register? Email editorial@newcastlepost.com.au

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unter residents are being urged to monitor their water use during the current heatwave conditions. Hunter Water Chief Operating officer, Darren Cleary, said water usage across last Tuesday’s heatwave conditions peaked at 291.6 megalitres. “Tuesday’s peak was an increase of 60 per cent on the average daily consumption throughout 2012,” Mr

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Town’. Unlike many other productions that involve detailed sets and props, this show contains neither. “The idea of the play is to strip away unnecessary illusions of realism and get to what matters most, like characters and relationships,” director, Luke Yager, said. Written in 1938, the play explores the lives of people living in a small town, moving through births, deaths and marriages to provide insights into life that can be related to today. “The play is about living your life while you’re living it.” Mr Yager believes the play was “beautifully written” for its time, and that the lack of set and props was exciting but also confronting. “It will just be a completely bare stage, painted black. The audience will see everything, from a tool cupboard to the dimmer board for our lights.” All the props will be mimed, from doors and mugs to entire table settings, with only chairs to be used. Mr Yager is co-directing the production with Alexander Spinks, the two previously having worked together on last year’s

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AN AFTERNOON OF SASSY SAX I f Bill Clinton was the first US President to put sax back in the White House, then Newcastle outfit Saxonova are sure to do the same to the wine house when they play at Adina Vineyard as part of the venue’s Adina jazz afternoons sessions. Exuding cosmopolitan groove and with dynamic charisma, Saxonova have fast gained a reputation as one of the smoothest combos on the circuit. Featuring a core membership of Craig Lembke, Daryl Aberhart and Shawn O’Friel, Saxonova has a wealth of performing experience and are able to draw on some of Australia’s finest musicians if the occasion calls for it. In this instance, they will be joined by drummer Miles Thomas. Craig Lambke has performed across the globe and has been the recipient of several music scholarships while Darrel Aberhart was the winner of the New Faces grand final in 1989 and is one of a very small number to graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium jazz course as both a pianist and vocalist.

Born and raied in California, Shawn O’Friel brings a cool West Coast feel to the band. He has toured extensively through the US. Aside from the cool jazz stylings of Saxanova, Adina will also be offering a sumptuous three-course meal accompanied with fine wine for just $59 per person. Catch Saxanova at Adina Vineyard on Sunday, January 27. For your chance to win a double pass to the show, email your name and contact details to editorial@newcastlepost.com.au with ‘Saxanova’ in the subject line by no later than 5pm on Tuesday, January 22. Winners will be notified by phone.

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very new year we make resolutions to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;be healthyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by promising ourselves to exercise regularly, eat well, and give up smoking and other bad habits. Following such basic rules can cut heart disease risk by 80 per cent, diabetes risk by 90 per cent and cancer risk by 50 per cent, according to the Harvard Nursesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Health Study. But most of us fail to keep these resolutions. Here is some current research to support each goal to give you a reason to achieve them. Wear a pedometer. New research suggests that routinely wearing a pedometer encourages people to walk about an extra mile each day, lose weight and lower their blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking and a total of 10,000 steps per day. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget strength training, involving both the upper and lower body. Too many people neglect resistance exercise, particularly women for whom itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crucial for preventing muscle and bone loss with age. Lift weights for at least 20 minutes, 2-3-times per week. Eat at least two fish meals per week. The evidence is strong that the oils in darker types of fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring, are

beneficial for the heart and brain and may even lower the risk of cancer. Drink water. No matter where you are, water should always be the fi rst thing you reach for when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thirsty. Water truly is essential. Sleep 8 hours a night. A number of recent studies have confi rmed that you really do need at least 8 hours a night. Among the many benefits: adequate sleep makes you feel better, decreases risk for cardiovascular disease and boosts memory. Keep sugar and caffeine (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;legal evilsâ&#x20AC;?) to a minimum. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe, but decreasing sugar actually increases peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy, by minimizing the highs and lows that sweet foods triggers. You will also lose weight by decreasing the sugar. Different people react differently to caffeine, but most of us are probably overstimulated already, and adding a stimulant just increases things like road rage. Consider acupuncture and massage as valid therapies for chronic problems, such as back pain and neuropathy. Seeing a good massage therapist for neck strain may work better than taking extra strength panadeine or nurofen regularly. Finally, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t focus on dieting. Focus instead on eating. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hungry, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more likely to overeat.

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ith the hot sun beating down, the pool looking so inviting and the beach calling, the last thing that you want to do in summer is pack on the makeup. Now donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong, I love makeup. For me, there is nothing better than experimenting with different products and different looks, especially when I am looking forward to a night out, but makeup and summer donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go so well together. When you are out in the heat, foundation leaves you feeling as though your pores are screaming for air, your mascara starts to run and your lipstick begins to dry out, crack and peel. In addition to the poor comfort levels, most of us forget to put on sunscreen underneath our makeup. Many women wear makeup to enhance their features and boost their self esteem, which is important, but when wearing makeup becomes unbearable, what can we use as an alternative? Over the Christmas and New Years break I took a holiday up the coast and spent a week by the beach, soaking up the sun. It was on this holiday that I realised how, in some situations, it can be really inconvenient and uncomfortable to

wear makeup. I found myself constantly reapplying and touching it up until I become so frustrated that I stopped wearing it altogether. I began to look for products that would provide me with the coverage that I wanted, without leaving me feeling sticky and uncomfortable. I wanted something that smoothed my complexion, was inexpensive, felt light on my skin with SPF included. With these guidelines in mind, I found, and tested, some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;summer proof â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; products that I could use as an alternative to foundation. Of all the products that I looked at and tried out, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go past tinted moisturiser for its coverage and cost, however there was one product that was just one step above the rest. BB Creams, referred to as Blemish or Beauty Balms, provide moisturisation, a light, breathable coverage and SPF protection. There are many similarities between BB Creams and tinted moisturisers, however it is said that BB Creams contain healing properties and from my experience, they are much lighter. I found that the Nude Magique BB Cream by Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Oreal Paris worked best for me but there are so many products out there to try, ranging from around $10 to over $100.

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Jupiter is retrograde in your 3rd house in January placing the focus on money issues; however between February 1st to June 27th you will come up with some great new ideas to bring in extra cash. The hard work you’ve put in to your career will really pay off in April. From August the focus shifts to your home life and one of your parents may need some extra care or help. October is a particularly sensual time, you’ll be feeling very secure within a relationship.

TAURUS APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Having Saturn in your 7th house is challenging to deal with as it means all your relationships are the source of endless lessons. Jupiter is in your 2nd house until June 27th, bringing a need to focus on economic security. In April/May the stars are blasting you into action so expect a major overhaul on the health front. In June/July it’s time to indulge your adventurous side and have an unusual getaway. In October/ November it is important that you pay attention to your partners needs.

GEMINI MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

In 2013, duty and responsibility call and boring routine is your friend. Slow and steady plodding really is your best bet, whilst this outlook applies to every area of your life, it will ring particularly true with your work and health routine. Jupiter is Retrograde in your sign in January lowering your enthusiasm. In June/ July, be wary of losing and misplacing things of value. In October-December your closest relationships come into focus so be prepared to talk about any differences.

CANCER JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

In 2013, sultry Pluto continues to transform your love life and unless mistakes and misunderstandings are put behind you, separations are likely. Jupiter is Retrograde in your 12th house in January making it a rather expensive month. From February 1st to June 27th your nurturing side kicks into action. In April/May networking will help you to move forward career wise. During September/ October you have amazing partnership stars, both personally and professionally.

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AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

With Neptune in your 7th house, everything your lover says and does will seem absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately, you aren’t looking at the situation for what it is; never mind, as reality will creep in again all too soon. Between February to June older people and those in positions of authority will do much to help further your career. As Saturn is in your 3rd house it is the ideal time to study, as you will be highly focused and disciplined. By November your future will look a lot brighter.

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The Sun highlights your work sector during February/March and you are likely to receive a great deal of useful help from others at work. Some of those who help you will be equipped with specialised knowledge. In April/May Saturn in your 2nd house sees a fi nancial worry coming to a head and you will have to take decisive action to sort it out once and for all. In December there will be a number of things to sort out involving the home and family.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Saturn in Scorpio is going to see you growing in prestige and power and it will be necessary for you to be highly responsible in all you do. There will be a lot of demands and duties on your shoulders and if you focus on the positive, all this can be the making of you. In February, April and July, Uranus creates unexpected breakthroughs on the career front. In August/ September, Jupiter in Cancer sees dreams of romance being turned into reality, so think positive thoughts.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Mercury turns Retrograde in February and you need to be prepared for confusions and complications on the home front. Old family feuds may reignite and if you are planning to do some renovations then expect things to be challenging. April/May sees a highly productive and rewarding time at work. Jupiter moves into your 8th house in July helping to take your relationship to the next level. The passion and devotion you have for each other will be highly visible.

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Happy Birthday Capricorn! Gutsy Saturn challenges you to let go of the past and to cooperate with others, if you can manage to do this 2013 will see you scaling the heights of success. Obstacles that have irritated you for some time will now be swept away. Up until July, the focus is on your work and health and you have the drive and initiative to make the most of your prospects. In October, Mercury Retrograde indicates a need to be careful of misunderstandings with loved ones.

AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

With Mars in your 2nd house, in February you will be in a highly efficient and practical frame of mind which ushers in an extremely promising time, both fi nancially and career wise. August/ September you need to keep your temper when dealing with your loved ones or partner as their behaviour may make you extremely angry. November/December sees your social sector heating up as you reconnect with old friends or relatives that you haven’t seen for some time.

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With Mars in your 2nd house in February you will be in a highly efficient and practical frame of mind which ushers in an extremely promising time, both fi nancially and career wise. Exuberant Jupiter is shining the spotlight onto fun and romance until July and there is likely to be the news of a birth or a pregnancy. August/September you need to keep your temper. November/December sees your social sector heating up as you reconnect with old friends or relatives that you haven’t seen.

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uilt on more than 27 hectares, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eelahâ&#x20AC;? was part of an original 1826 land grant given by Governor Lachlan Macquarie to Mr Timothy Nowlan, then head of the Irish Woollen Mills in Dublin, to pursue

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>P[OHUL^RP[JOLU IH[OYVVTPUNYV\UKZHS[^H[LY pool & 3 generous bedrooms this home represents outstanding value for money. It has recently been repainted with fantastic features such as air-conditioning, an enormous outdoor entertaining HYLHYVVTMVYJHYZ H^VYRZOVW;OLNHYHNLPZ the perfect retreat for the man in need of a cave as it PZM\SS`HPYJVUKP[PVULK0UZPKL`V\^PSSĂ&#x201E;UKHRP[JOLU with an abundance of bench space, a spacious en-suite bathroom complete with spa bath & lots & lots of storage place. All of this within a walk to the shops, schools & club.

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dams, river flat paddocks, an old dairy, holding yards and a loading race. For more information, phone PRD Hunter Valley on 4934 2000 or listing agent Rhonda Nyquist on 0419 341 999. Inspect: By appointment.

$349,000 By Appointment Stacey Pethers

3 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR POOL

Quality spacious home, situated on the high side of one of the best streets in Branxton. Views over golf course. Set back from road with private gardens, concrete driveway & side access. Securely fenced back yard. Spacious living areas open to the front verandah with rural views. Ceiling fans throughout the home. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, opening onto more living area with views of gardens & pool. Enclosed BBQ patio area. 3 queen bedrooms with built-ins. Modern bathroom. Several older style sheds & parking bay for boat or caravan. Above ground pool. Very large double garage / workshop with LOTS of storage!

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107 Newcastle Rd, East Maitland www.prdhuntervalley.com.au

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$925,000 By Appointment Rhonda Nyquist 0419 341 999

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$1,295,000 By Appointment Cathy Cattell 0414 697 424

4934 2000

107 Newcastle Rd, East Maitland www.prdhuntervalley.com.au

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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fter three weeks without a win, the Newcastle Jets have found themselves back in the top six on the A-League ladder after a hardfought 1-0 victory over Brisbane Roar at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night. From the kick-off, it was Brisbane who dominated possession inside the fi rst ten minutes however they were unable to create any clear chances before the home side began to fi nd their confidence and rhythm. The Jets’ fi rst chance came after a bungled pass from Roar defender, Shane Steffanutto, was picked up by Craig Goodwin who fi red at the near post only to be denied by Michael Theo with a fi ngertip save. Minutes later, James Brown sped past a hapless Steffanutto down the right wing before sending the ball to an unmarked Ryan Griffiths, who glanced a shot wide of the near post. The Jets’ confidence continued into the second half when they made their mark on the game just two minutes in after a failed Roar clearance was collected by Ruben Zadkovich. Zadkovich fed the ball to Brown, who played a skillful back-heel pass to put Ryan Griffiths through on goal. Newcastle almost made it 2-0 moments

later when a tidy passing move put James pushed the ball across the face of the goal Virgili through into the box, sliding a shot for Besart Bersia, whose mistimed shot was past Theo. The celebrations were short lived, cleared by the Jets defence. however, as the linesman had his flag up for Newcastle will be looking to consolidate offside. their win when they take on Central Coast Brisbane almost hit back in the 75th in the F3 Derby at Bluetongue Stadium on minute after a Thomas Borich free kick found Saturday night. defender James Donachie at the back post, who pushed a shot just wide. The Newcastle faithful’s hearts were in their throats deep in injury time when a tidy cross from Borich into the box found Mitch Nichols, who Ryan Griffiths during Saturday’s win over the Brisbane Roar

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