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t’s happened again. Last month, the Post reported on the insufficient fencing that separates Maitland Park and the New England Highway, which has seen two cars crash through in four years. Make that three cars. Concerns about the safety of park users have reared their head again, after a single vehicle accident on Thursday saw a car go through the fence near the Church Street roundabout. This follows a serious accident in 2009, and another in February 2012, when a ute barrelled through the fence, struck a light post and pulled up metres short of the children’s bike track. Also of concern is the footpath that runs adjacent to the Roads and Maritime Services’ fence, which is made from wire only millimetres thick. When reporting last month, the Post approached the Roads and Maritime Services for information on a potential upgrade and were told that one was scheduled to coincide with the works on the roundabout, but the fencing component would not take place until late 2014. Last week the RMS was approached again to see if plans had changed in light of Thursday’s accident, but said that while the existing fence would be removed when work began, no work on safety fencing would be carried out before late 2014. “The safety barrier is part of work associated with the eastern overpass at the Railway Station roundabout, which is scheduled to start in late 2014 and completed by late 2015, weather permitting. The safety barrier cannot be installed before the eastern overpass work is carried out,” an RMS spokesperson said. “There are no plans at this time to upgrade the remaining section of wire fencing along the New England Highway.” However, Member for Maitland, Robyn Parker, said on Friday that she is concerned

Newcastle City Council has caved to community criticism surrounding the management of its pools, announcing on Wednesday afternoon that it was back flipping on its previous stance and electing to extended the operating hours of the Beresfield and Stockton Swimming Centre to 5pm on weekends during the peak summer period. General manager, Ken Gouldthorp, said Council had listened to pool users ...

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about safety and had already spoken with the Minister’s office about the issue. “The priority should be safety of the children behind that fence.

“I’m going to see if I can get a crash barrier installed to protect the park.” Ms Parker said that she would take it up with the Minister as soon as she can.

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any of you would have seen or been made aware of the recent 60 Minutes story on the suicide of 15-year-old Chloe Fergusson after three years of sustained bullying. Very few things get me fired up like hearing stories of bullying or seeing it happening. What makes me angrier is that nothing ever seems to happen with regard to punishing those who inflict the torment on others. I finished high school almost 20 years and bullying was rife. Officially, the school did not tolerate bullying and, for all I know, may have even had an anti-bullying policy. However in reality the law of the jungle applied – join in the bullying or be bullied yourself. Looking back now, I shake my head at some of the incidents, both physical and verbal, that occurred. What I can’t comprehend is that bullying is not accepted in the workplace or in general society so why does it go unchecked in a lot of Australian schools? To be fair, in recent years many schools have implemented antibullying policies but still kids suffer

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in silence. Chloe Fergusson’s life has ended at 15. No 18th or 21st birthday for her. No marriage, children or grandchildren. Three years of nonstop torment on a daily basis. What happens to those responsible for the bullying? Nothing. They just carry on with their lives. I hope at the very least, that Chloe’s death will put a stop to their behaviour. I urge you to sign the following petition which is seeking to make bullying a crime punishable by law: http://www.gopetition.com/ petitions/chloes-law-bullying-a-

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crime-punishable-by-law.html The petition will be presented to federal parliament and at the time of writing almost 20,000 people had signed it. If anybody reading is currently being bullied, please know that you are not alone. It is not your fault and it is not acceptable that it is happening to you. Email me at editorial@ newcastlepost.com.au if you want to share your story, in confidence. The Post can put you in touch with people that can help. If you would like to seek immediate help you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. Both of these services are free and operate 24/7. ***************** What a difference a fortnight makes! The Jets’ 2-1 upset win over the Brisbane Roar has them in third place and is the fifth game in succession without a loss for our boys. This week there is another game at home against the winless Melbourne Heart on Sunday afternoon. Make sure you get down to Hunter Stadium to support your local team.

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Funding Our Future SEVEN YEAR RATE INCREASE PROPOSAL Maitland City Council has openly discussed with the community the financial challenges faced in sustainably delivering services into the future. Examination of all options for savings and revenue, and a significant period of consultation, has led to a proposal to increase total rate revenue by 8.35% per year for seven years – a cumulative 58.45% increase. This is 36.05% above the expected standard rate peg for the period and would be retained permanently in the rate base after the seven years. The rate increase would apply to the total rating revenue collected by Council and commence from the 2014/15 financial year.

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The $117 million in revenue generated would allow Council’s current services and service levels to be delivered as programmed, as well as enhancements in the following areas:

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Place activation to key sites across the city Sporting facilities, parks, playgrounds and picnic facilities Youth spaces (skate parks) and programs Access to the Hunter river for recreation

A phased adjustment to the proportion of rates paid by each rating category over the same time period will vary the impact of the variation on ratepayers. Rating category

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aitland could lose $185 000 in CCTV funding under the Government’s axing of the National Crime Prevention Fund, a Coalition election promise. The previous Labor government had awarded the funds in two separate grants to combat graffiti and anti-social behaviour at the Rutherford Shopping Centre, Maitland Train Station and in the Maitland Heritage Mall. Six CCTV cameras were to be placed in Rutherford, and eleven between the mall and train station. Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, said that the Government is currently working through the arrangements required to fulfil election commitments. “We are in the process of advising organisations who were promised funding under the national crime prevention fund not to make any financial commitments on the basis of commitments made by the former government.’’ Council has advised that they are yet to receive notification that they have lost any funding. West Ward Councillor Henry Meskauskas, a strong proponent for CCTV in Rutherford, said he will be extremely disappointed if the funding is lost. “If we lose this money it will be a slap in the face for everyone living in the area,” he said. “Here’s an opportunity for the welfare, safety and protection of the citizens, and to alleviate the crime, graffiti and malicious damage. This is an issue for everybody who lives here.” The axing of the $40 million fund was announced as a Coalition promise the day before the September 7 federal election, to be replaced by the $50 million Plan for Safer Streets. The plan aims to reduce crime by installing CCTV and better lighting.

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ntertainment, displays, music and jumping castles will feature at a free community day to be held at Kurri Kurri on Saturday 23 November to celebrate the upcoming opening of the Hunter Expressway. The community day will be held from 9am to 2pm. People can walk or ride bikes on a six kilometre stretch from the Kurri Kurri interchange to the rest areas at Buchanan. The $1.7 billion Hunter Expressway project was jointly funded, with the Australian Government providing $1.5 billion and the NSW Government contributing up to $200 million. The expressway will provide significant improvements in travel time and safety for motorists travelling in the Hunter region. “The corridor will reduce travel times between Newcastle and the Hunter Valley by up to 25 minutes,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said. The event will be held on the Expressway alignment at the Kurri Kurri interchange with access to the site via Main Road. No parking will be available on the Hunter Expressway. Free buses will be provided to take people to and from the event from designated parking areas at Rotary Park at Kurri Kurri, Heddon Greta Drive-in, Booth Park and Birralee Park (junior and senior). The buses will also run from Maitland Railway Station. Disability access is available and will depart from Kurri Kurri High School. Please register your interest in using a disability access bus by emailing the project team at hunter.expressway@rms. nsw.gov.au or by calling 1800 001 267.

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e are exactly two thirds the way through Movember and by now our Mo Bro’s will belong to to one of two camps; the ‘a ferret just took up residence on my top lip’ group A or the ‘no, it’s not a vegemite smear, it really is my mo’ group B. Whichever ‘stache strength’ blokes find themselves in, you can be sure of one thing, it’s the ONLY month of the year novacastrian men give serious thought to their hair, be it facial or otherwise. For us nova gals however, hair is a day to day obsession. A local Yellow Pages rep friend of mine once said to me, ‘Wherever you are in the Hunter you are never more than five minutes drive from a hairdresser!’ It’s red rag to a bull stuff isn’t it, because right now you’re delighting in proving him wrong. You don’t even have to nominate an extreme like Mount Sugarloaf or the Watagans because there are plenty of populated places where your roots will have grown out before you make the trek from your front door to theirs. The point my mate was making, albeit a geographically challenged one, was that we are well and truly spoilt for choice when it comes to who we entrust our tresses to. This is most definitely a good thing because as of next month I am without hairdresser.

Why? Because she is leaving me. Honestly, a less confidant person would have started to question ‘is it me?’. First I lose my on air-partner of 22 years and now the woman whose hands have trimmed, toned and teased my locks for nearly a decade decides to up scissors and leave me for....wait for it....a MAN!!! Yep, packing her bags and heading north to start a new life with her soul mate. Am I pleased for her? Of course - she deserves it .

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Good graces aside though, am I a teensy-weensy bit miffed? You betcha bob and balayage I am! (Note to the short back and sides brigade; bob and balayage are hairstyles) A woman and her hairdresser is one of those special relationships forged over time, trust and tints. That intimacy you share when you’re so physically close breaks down barriers prompting stories to be swapped and innermost secrets to be revealed.

Hair is often simply the added bonus to our six-weekly mental health check-ups and I am going to miss our sessions. As I was sipping a coffee overlooking the Beach last Sunday mournfully contemplating my new single status and wondering how one hooks up with a new stylist, a thought struck me: finding the perfect hairdresser is not unlike finding the perfect partner. You want honesty, someone to share a laugh with and the odd awesome head massage wouldn’t go astray. Aside from the massage, my husband ticks all those boxes. I’ve never enquired how skillful he is weilding a hair straightener but one thing’s for sure, he can grow a mo quicker than me (at this stage in life anyway). So, until I meet ‘the one’ I will do like the mo-men are doing this month and grow wild. And if you can spare a few dollars, why not donate to a Mo Bro or Mo Sista to support mens health!

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s many as 66 Hunter manufacturing workers could be out of a job by Christmas with heavy machinery manufacturer, WesTrac, announcing sweeping staff redundancies as part of an organisational restructure made public last week. Employees from the company’s Caterpillar machinery facility at Tomago will be made redundant as part of a nationwide workforce reduction of around 630 staff across the company at a cost of $13 million – with around 200 positions to be cut from NSW. This is in addition to 375 positions which were made redundant earlier this year across NSW and the ACT. Australian Manufacturers Workers Union organiser, Daniel Wallace, said they union was particularly concerned that Hunterbased apprentices could be among those laid off. “WesTrac received $9 million in taxpayer money in 2007 to establish apprentice training facilities in Newcastle and Perth,” he said. “As a large company they have a commitment to help train apprentices.” “We will be talking to apprentices to make sure they are not coerced into taking redundancy and that they know their rights if they want to continue with their apprenticeship.” In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange last Tuesday, WesTrac’s parent

n updated flood study of the Paterson River will soon be underway, after a $100 000 funding boost from the State Government. The study will look at the impacts flooding will have on the land which will in turn contribute to land zoning determinations. “Ultimately, it’s an exercise in flood modeling,” Maitland City Council’s Manager Infrastructure Strategy and Works Programming Chris McGrath said. “We’ll look at what the levels will be like and the velocities to develop a flood management plan.” The last flood study of the river was conducted in 1997 and is now outdated. Member for Maitland and Minister for the Environment, Robyn Parker, said that the study was essential to plan for a population boom. “Maitland and Port Stephens have high population growth rates which add to development pressures, and there is a need for a better understanding of the flood plains. “Flooding in urban and rural NSW costs our economy about $250 million each day, and that’s apart from the severe emotional distress to individuals and communities that can result.” Mr McGrath said that the information will build on the flood study done of the Hunter River two years ago.

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company, Seven Group Holdings, helmed by media magnate Kerry Stokes, said the reduction in staff would be achieved through a combination of natural attrition, a reduction in contractors and redundancies. The statement said efforts to improve efficiency and productivity within the company over the past 12 months had proven insufficient in light of “continuing

challenging marketing conditions”. Mr Wallace said redundancies at WesTrac, at train manufacturer, UGL, as well as those rumoured at One Steel, would have a significant impact on confidence in the manufacturing sector throughout the region and called on local Liberal MPs to be more proactive in insuring the future of manufacturing in the Hunter.

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PROPOSED PLANNING AGREEMENT Thornton Development Corporation Pty Ltd Lot 2 DP 788219, Government Road Thornton North Urban Release Area, Maitland LGA Members of the public are invited to inspect a proposed voluntary planning agreement between the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure (the Minister) and Thornton Development Corporation Pty Ltd (the Developer), in accordance with Section 93G of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). The proposed planning agreement provides that the Developer will make a monetary contribution towards the provision of designated State public infrastructure within the meaning of clause 6.1 of the Maitland Local Environmental Plan 2011. A copy of the draft planning agreement, and explanatory note prepared in accordance with section 93F of the Act, is available for viewing from 20 November 2013 until 20 December 2013 at the following Department of Planning and Infrastructure offices during regular business hours: • Head Office Information Centre Ground Level, 23-33 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000 • Newcastle Region Office Price Waterhouse Coopers Centre Level 2, 26 Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle NSW 2300

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t takes a lot to bring Maitland’s High Street to a standstill, but that is exactly what happened on Saturday, when the 308 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets marched through the city. The squadron was granted Freedom of Entry, a tradition that harks back to ancient Rome, which allows the military to enter a city ‘with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying’. “In the days of old, cities wanted to identify friends or foes,” Ken Given, National Commander of the Australian Air Force Cadets, explained. “Being granted Freedom of Entry shows that they are part of the community and the community welcomes their presence.” 40 cadets aged between 13 and 20 from the squadron, based at Rutherford, were presented with a scroll to allow them to march from the east end of the Heritage Mall, down High Street. At the Victoria Street intersection they were stopped by Central Hunter commander, Superintendent Garry O’Dell, where they showed the scroll, before being allowed to continue, finishing at the Town Hall. Maitland Mayor, Councillor Peter Blackmore, said it was a historic occasion. “I’m very proud to witness this event,” he said. “Often all your hear is the bad things about young people, but today shows you the good things.” This is the third time a unit has been granted Freedom of Entry to Maitland, and the first time the honour has been bestowed upon a cadet unit. The main aim of the Air Force Cadets is to better equip young people for community life by fostering initiatives, leadership, discipline and loyalty through training programs designed to stimulate an interest in a particular arm of the Defence Force.


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ne of the most enjoyable parts of my role is that it takes me out into the community. I get to spend time with a diverse range of residents, doing wonderful things for the benefit of the city and the people who live here. Sometimes the initiatives and the people behind them are lucky enough to gain media attention and we can see the good work they do. There are also some initiatives where people work tirelessly behind the scenes to help shape a better Maitland for us all. There are several awards programs that exist locally where members of the community can nominate a person that they believe has gone above and beyond. Nominations for the Maitland Community Awards closed last week and I look forward to the announcement

of some worthy recipients at Council’s volunteer Christmas function coming up soon. Nominations for The Australia Day Awards that recognise outstanding achievements, which advance the values we share as Australians, are still open until Monday 25 November. Nominations are open for the City of Maitland’s Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Junior Citizen of the Year awards. Nominees from any area, including the arts, schools, environment and community service can be recognised. Nomination forms are on Council’s website maitland.nsw.gov.au/ residentsCommunity/australiaday or you can call 4934 9712. I look forward to joining the community in celebrating the recipients of awards at a ceremony as part of the city’s Australia Day celebrations.

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t the present time you may see white ribbons on operational police vehicles travelling around the local area. They are there in the lead-up to White Ribbon Day (Monday 25 November 2013), to show solidarity with an international cause to end violence against women, and draw public awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Domestic violence is one of the largest volume crimes that police deal with on a daily basis and is a serious issue in the community and despite popular belief, it impacts people from a wide variety of socioeconomic groups, genders, ages and cultures. In 2012, NSW Police officers responded to more than 135,000 domestic incidents. Police see firsthand the impact and harm upon individuals, families and children. The White Ribbon campaign helps bring the issue of domestic violence out from behind closed doors. A significant proportion of

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Council back down over pool hours

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ewcastle City Council has caved to community criticism surrounding the management of its pools, announcing on Wednesday afternoon that it was backflipping on its previous stance and electing to extended the operating hours of the Beresfield and Stockton Swimming Centre to 5pm on weekends during the peak summer period. General manager, Ken Gouldthorp, said Council had listened to pool users and decided to change its position. However, he warned residents that if the new summer operating hours were to continue, pool patronage would have to increase. “Future operating hours will depend on the response,” he said. “To maintain these extended hours, we will need to see a spike in attendances over the next two and a half month, so I really want to encourage local communities to utilise their local pools.”

Beresfield Swimming Club president, Greg Skinner, called the decision a “small victory” for the people of Beresfield but still believed more could be achieved through closer consultation between Council and local stakeholders. “I think it’s a bit like Neil Armstrong – it’s one small step for Council.” “This is an acknowledgement that they are listening to us but it is not the end of the story by any means – now we have to get people into the pool.” Mr Skinner suggested that Council could still save money on running costs by being more flexible with opening hours – staying open longer on hot days and closing early when weather conditions are unfavourable. Newcastle City Council had previously elected to shorten the operating hours of the Beresfield and Stockton Swimming Centres, to close at 3pm on weekends as part of its cost saving 2013/2014 budget. The new weekend operating hours began over the weekend and will remain in place until Australia Day, Sunday, January 26. Operating hours from Monday to Friday remain unchanged.

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New Mental Health Services in Newcastle and the Hunter Toronto Private Hospital and Maitland Private Hospital have recently established new and exciting Mental Health Services for the Newcastle and wider hunter region. The brand new facilities offer high quality care in fresh and modern surroundings for patients requiring treatment for a range of mental health issues. Toronto Private Hospital is located 35 minutes from Newcastle and 10 minutes from Warners Bay.

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Maitland Private Hospital is located 35 minutes from Newcastle and 5 minutes from Maitland District Hospital.

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Colour and fun for everyone Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular gets underway

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Proposed Planning Agreement Investa Residential Estates Pty Ltd Lots 2 & 3 DP 1180890, 626 Raymond Terrace Road Thornton North Urban Release Area, Maitland LGA Members of the public are invited to inspect a proposed voluntary planning agreement between the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure (the Minister) and Investa Residential Estates Pty Ltd (the Developer), in accordance with Section 93G of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). The proposed planning agreement provides that the Developer will make a monetary contribution towards the provision of designated State public infrastructure within the meaning of clause 55 of the Maitland Local Environmental Plan 1993. A copy of the draft planning agreement, and explanatory note prepared in accordance with section 93F of the Act, is available for viewing from 20 November until 20 December 2013 at the following Department of Planning and Infrastructure offices during regular business hours: • Head Office Information Centre Ground Level, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000 • Newcastle Region Office Price Waterhouse Coopers Centre Level 2, 26 Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle NSW 2300

More than 1.5 million lights will enchant children of all ages at Hunter Valley Gardens

ENTRY TO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR: Adult $22.50 Children (4-15 yrs) $17.50

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ackyard cricket, a seafood lunch, movies, parties… this year’s Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens is sure to deliver that tingling sensation of the holiday season and more. In its seventh year, Christmas Lights Spectacular has the running title of the largest Christmas lights display in the Southern Hemisphere. With over 1.5 million lights, as well as fireworks on the opening night, the event is a guaranteed way to kick start the festive time of year for the whole family. Kyle McKendry, General Manager of Hunter Valley Gardens says, “This spectacle grows each year and is such an exciting place to take the kids. It is so wonderful to see the awe on a child’s face when they see the lights and meet Santa for the first time. There is so much to explore, such as the Cinderella Castle and New Christmas Marquee as well as all the thrilling sights and sounds. Christmas Lights Spectacular has truly become a hearty family tradition.” This year, eat, drink and be merry with an even greater variety of food and beverage stalls. Up until Christmas, revisit your nostalgic youth to the sound of carols and performers, whilst The Little Scallywagz and fun amusement rides such as the Flying Bugs and the Ferris Wheel entertain the children. Christmas Lights Spectacular is on every night from now until Sunday 26th January (excluding Christmas Day and night). Gates open nightly from 6.30pm, with pre-lights entertainment and food stalls. The lights display commences at 7.30pm.

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Wheelchair aerialist, Paul Nunnari, will perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games. Photo: Channel Nine

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former Australia’s Got Talent contestant has been added to the star-studded line-up for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games. Wheelchair aerialist, Paul Nunnari, who delighted viewers under the moniker, ‘The Other Superman’ in series seven of the hit reality talent show earlier this year, will join the likes of Human Nature, Marina Prior, Doug Parkinson, The McClymonts, Silvie Paladino, Darren Percival, Anthony Callea, Iva Davies and Marcia Hines, flying and spinning through Hunter Stadium as part of the two-hour extravaganza. A silver medallist in the marathon at

the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, Mr Nunnari has been using a wheelchair since age 11 after he was hit by a car. He hoped his performance would challenge the general public’s perception of what it means to have a disability. “I’ve long been a very active advocate for people with a disability and what I do is all about breaking down stereotypes and changing perceptions,” he said. More than 2,000 dancers, singers, acrobats, cheerleaders and artists will perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games on December 1, welcoming 2,500 athletes from 32 nations and kicking off a week of completion. To purchase tickets to the Opening Ceremony, visit www.soapg2013.com or call ProTicket on 1300 121 012.

Metro Hotels: Sydney Festival value packages

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etro Hotels, an official hotel partner of Sydney Festival 2014, is offering great value packages at four of its Sydney properties for the duration of the Festival, starting from just $149 per night. The Sydney Festival will take place from January 9 to 26. • Metro Hotel Sydney Central is offering one night’s accommodation in a Deluxe room with hot buffet breakfast, chocolates on arrival and free internet from $155.00*. • Metro Hotel on Pitt is offering one night’s accommodation in a Superior room with 2 cocktails at Paradiso Restaurant &Bar and late checkout until 12 noon from $150.00*. • Aspire Hotel Sydney in Ultimo is offering one night’s accommodation in a standard room with own private balcony

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and free parking for just $149.00*. • Metro Apartments Darling Harbour will appeal to families and those wanting a little more space with a free upgrade to an Executive Apartment for the price of a standard apartment and free internet from just $220.00* Packages and special offers for all Metro Hotels are online at www. metrohotels.com.au, or email sydneyfestival@metrohg.com. Phone reservations can be made on 1800 004 321. Metro Hotels are offering readers of the Post the chance to win a onenight stay for two at Metro Hotel on Pitt with breakfast for two people and complimentary WiFi (rack rate value $350). To enter, email us at: editorial@ newcastlepost.com.au with Metro Hotel in the subject line.

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New heart attack scanning method

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here has been a lot of controversy lately about the role of dietary cholesterol in heart disease and more and more research saying sugar has even more to do with it than fat intake. Whatever you believe there’s no doubt heart disease is bad news but a new method of scanning the heart using high resolution images and radioactive tracers could help identify people at highest risk of a heart attack. The test, developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, can identify dangerous fatty plaques in the heart’s arteries, which can lead to clots if they rupture. The radioactive tracers seek out active and dangerous plaques, and when combined with high resolution images of the heart and blood vessels, can provide a picture of the main danger areas. “I suspect not all plaques detected will cause a heart attack, but it could be useful for identifying high

risk patients who need aggressive therapy,” said cardiologist Dr Marc Dweck. The findings could help doctors in deciding upon treatment for patients, whether it be prescription of drugs, suggesting lifestyle changes or offering medical procedures. The new scan was tested on 40 patients who had recently had a heart attack, and highlighted the plaque which caused heart attacks in 37 of the patients, the study published in the Lancet Medical Journal revealed. It is the first time a scan has identified danger zones, but further research is needed to discover if the detection of dangerous plaques before, rather than after, a heart attack can save lives. Scientists will examine high-risk patients, including those who are about to have surgery. Dr Dweck said if the scan or similar ones proved successful it would make a “massive difference”.

The stresses of our hairstyles

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utting our hair in the hands of someone else is something that most of us do about once every month and to do it takes a lot of trust. As much as I trust my hairdresser, there is not a single appointment that I haven’t gone into without feeling slightly nervous – yes, hair grows back but it only takes one slip up to ruin a hairstyle for a good month or so. As someone who has never coloured my hair, I have never had to deal with the stress that comes with a colour appointment, however, I have lived through it with a couple of friends. The most recent case was with a colleague of mine who was preparing herself for a dramatic colour change; from black to red. This young woman has changed her hair colour many times before and will often do it herself, taking the risk into her own hands, but this time decided to get the help of a professional. The first time she came into the

office with her brand new hair, it looked fantastic; bright, vibrant and shiny – just what you would expect from a professional. But the perks of the new hair stopped right there and then because after just one wash, the colour that she was assured would be permanent began to fade. The ends of her hair were significantly lighter and after a couple more washes, the ends were almost blond. Not one to complain, my colleague raised the question with me: what should she do? The answer we came up with was simple, your hairdresser is entirely responsible for your hair and if something goes wrong they have to accept responsibility and fix the issue. My colleague did go back and had her hair re-coloured but even the second time, it wasn’t perfect. She will never go back to the same place again and when asked about her advice to others, her response was simple: do your research!

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McDonald Jones: Early Christmas cheer for hospital

NEW LOCATION From 1/12/13 128 Melbourne St, East Maitland ph 49 33 00 58 McDonald Jones founder Bill McDonald (rear) with V8 Supercar drivers Alex Davison and James Courtney at Wests Leagues Club in New Lambton

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Around 450 people attended the event, which involved auctions and raffle items donated by local businesses and McDonald Jones’ suppliers. McDonald Jones employees, contractors and suppliers also ran a mini-expo to showcase the innovations and services associated with the home building industry. Holden Racing Team driver Courtney tweeted after the event, “Off to the airport in Newcastle. Spent the night helping McDonald Jones Homes raise $100,000 for The Maitland Hospital. Top work Bill & team”. The McDonald Jones Charitable Foundation supports the Maitland Hospital Foundation and other worthy local causes including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

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omeowners and builders will soon be able to benefit from hassle free planning on development proposals thanks to a new online system being launched in Maitland. The NSW Government’s Electronic Housing Code (EHC) allows development proposals, including home extensions, new homes, swimming pools and garages, to be prepared, lodged and tracked online. Maitland City Council is among 30 Councils that have recently shared in $1 million in funding to help set up the system. State Member for Maitland, Robyn Parker, said the new network brings the

NSW planning system into the twenty-first century. “Local homeowners and builder will benefit from a faster, simpler and more userfriendly system,” she said. “At the click of a button property owners can find out what is possible on their land and get fast-tracked approval for eligible project… without having to wade through hundreds of pages of complex documents.” It is anticipated that 80 councils across the State will have adopted the EHC by June next year. For more information, visit www.ehc.nsw. gov.au.

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unter businesses joined forces with V8 Supercar drivers James Courtney and Alex Davison, along with TV celebrities Scott Cam and Lara Welham, to raise $100,000 for Maitland Hospital at McDonald Jones Homes’ Christmas party held at Wests Leagues Club in New Lambton recentlt. “It was a Christmas party with a twist,” McDonald Jones founder Bill McDonald said. “The Hunter and the Maitland region in particular have been such strong supporters of McDonald Jones for more than 25 years, so we’re delighted to be able to give something back. “This region is very active in terms of growth and needs facilities such as Maitland Hospital to be every bit as good as those of any major metropolitan centre.”

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hen it comes to discussing the elder statesmen of Newcastle rock, you would be hard pressed not to mention legends DV8. One of the city’s biggest musical exports in the eighties DV8 release four charting albums during the ‘80s, and reformed once again in the ‘90s for their Big Green Monsters set. The current line-up of original members Bryce and Middleton with ex-Screaming

Jet drummer Craig “Rosie” Rosevear was formed in 2000 with a goal to return to the inspiration of blues rock roots of the late ’60s to mid ’70s and create new music steeped in those roots yet with an ear for the freshness of all that’s new. A night with DV8 is therefore full of surprises featuring a selection of their original songs with a smattering of punchy covers. Catch DV8 when they play at Beresfield Bowling Club on Friday, November 22.

BELMORE HOTEL: Friday, KG Duo; Saturday, Funkapedia. BERESFIELD BOWLING CLUB: Friday, DV8; Saturday, HR Duo; Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band feat Donella Plane. BRADFORD HOTEL: Friday, The Piranha Brothers; Saturday, Loko. BUSHRANGERS BAR, Largs: Friday, Mick Jones. CAMBRIDGE HOTEL: Thursday, The Nerve; Friday, The Drones; Saturday, Total Annihilation CENTRAL HOTEL, Stroud: Saturday, Graeme Mills; Sunday, Open Mic Night. CESSNOCK LEAGUES CLUB: Friday, The Big Bang; Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night CESSNOCK SUPPORTERS CLUB: Friday, The Big Bang; Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night. DAVISTOWN RSL: Saturday, Shawn Lidster. DENMAN HOTEL: Friday, Kim and Mik; Sunday, Kirsty Larkin. EAST CESSNOCK BOWLING CLUB: Thursday, Snowy Robson; EAST MAITLAND BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Idol Motion; Saturday, The Urge; Sunday, Troy. EASTS LEISURE AND GOLF: Saturday, Karaoke FAMILY HOTEL, Maitland: Friday, Crawford Brothers. GEORGE TAVERN: Thursday, Tim Broadway; Friday, Troy Kemp; Saturday, KG Duo; Sunday, Jerome. GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL: Thursday, Kinky Friedman; Sunday, Allansworth. GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL: Friday, Engine, Neotokyo, Forever and a Day; Saturday, Level Head GRETA WORKERS CLUB: Friday, Get Soaked. HAMILTON STATION HOTEL: Thursday, Madhouse Thursdays, Micks King, Wizla, Koma, Mark M, Mac De Villain, Elemont, Talakai; Friday, Karaoke, Clowns, Family Values, Obat Batuk, Postal; Saturday, Karaoke, Final Infection, The Way Out, Repeater; Sunday, Jen Buxton. HARRIGANS IRISH PUB, Pokolbin: Friday, Uptown KENT HOTEL: Firday, Four Letter Word; Saturday, Rip It Up; Sunday, Peter McWhirter Band. KING STREET HOTEL: Friday, Jimi Frew, Aquafrost, Nukewood; Sunday, Sunday Fundaze.

KURRI BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Aisle 3; Saturday, Robbie Urquhart. LASS O’GOWRIE HOTEL: Wednesday, The Adam Miller Band, Joey Equine and the Glue Factory; Thursday, Creative Creatures Open Mic Night; Friday, The Owls, Grandmaster Monk, Fox Control; Saturday, Nick Saxon and the Elusive Few, Holly Who, Crazy Old Maurice; Sunday, Munga and the Dog Boob, Clancy Thomas, Milli Casey. LIZOTTE’S NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, Callaghan College; Thursday, Jordie Lane Old Man Luedecke; Friday/Saturday, Diesel, John MacNamara; Sunday, Wendy Matthews, Anabelle Kay. NORTHERN STAR HOTEL: Saturday, Garth Prentice, Deniz Tek, The Delta Lions. PEDENS, Cessnock: Friday, Brett O’Malley; Saturday, End of Days. POTTERS BREWERY: Friday, Jerome. QUEENS WHARF BREWERY: Wednesday, Jon T; Friday, DJ Ules; Saturday, Overload, Greg Bryce, DJ Dola; Sunday, Uptown, Perry Carter, DJ RPM. REGAL HOTEL, Kurri: Saturday, Revolver. REGAL HUNTER HOTEL: Saturday, Jack Daniels. ROYAL FEDERAL HOTEL: Saturday, Kristy James Duo. ROYAL HOTEL, Denamn: Saturday, The V Dubs. ROYAL HOTEL, Muswellbrook: Friday, Hummdinger. ROYAL HOTEL, Singleton: Sunday, Plastic Spurs. RUTHERFORD HOTEL: Saturday, Mardmax. SHENANIGANS, Maitland: Friday, Karaoke; Saturday, Solid Gold Party. SINGLETON DIGGERS, Alroy Park: Friday, James Naldo. SINGLETON DIGGERS, York Street: Saturday, Kelly Hope. TELARAH BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Nose Stress; Saturday, Free Juke Box. WICKHAM PARK HOTEL: Wednesday, Flash Jam Night; Thursday, The Hurricanes; Friday, Milestones; Saturday, AJ Clayfoot, Doot; Sunday, Bushfire Benefit Gig. WINDSOR CASTLE HOTEL: Friday, Pete Gelzinnis; Saturday, Paul Robert Burton Duo SEND YOUR FREE ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS FOR THE GUIDE TO: theguide@newcastlepost.com.au or FAX: (02) 49 611 540

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ith the X Factor Live tour set to roll into Newcastle this week, the show has been kicked into overdrive with the announcement that top ten contestant Barry Southgate will be joining the Newcastle and Sydney legs of the tour. Already boasting the formidable talents of 2013 winner Dami Im and the remaining top five contestants Taylor Henderson, Jai Waetford, Third D3gree and Jordan Tolli, the addition of Southgate’s infectious personality and incredibly smooth vocal stylings is sure to make the show even more an attractive prospect. TE caught up with Southgate last week and he said that he was over the moon that he was included in the tour. “I didn’t expect it at all so when I got the call I was like “what the heck? This is awesome,” Southgate said. “First they invited me to the Sydney show and that itself was exciting but then they called me two days later and said that they felt that I would be great for Newcastle as well and I was like “yes!” I’m really pumped.”

“Just to get the chance to hang with the X Factor family as well, you know. I spoke to a couple of them yesterday and everyone is really excited – it’s going to be a huge party. I can’t wait. Southgate, who under the guidance of mentor Danni Minogue rose to the X Factor top ten, said that the experience he gained on the show was invaluable. “I wasn’t even going to initially audition for the show,” he said. “At the last minute I decided to audition so I flew to Melbourne and it changed everything. It was hard though because I lost my second mum to cancer during boot camp and that was just impossible to go through – I don’t know how I did it but it really gave me the strength and that extra backbone to push and to make the most of the opportunity. “I feel as though I entered the show a singer and I left as a performer. “Danni was also really good – I know she was hard on me in the beginning but she’s only hard on people that she really believes in and she told me something that really changed my mindset. She said “stop trying to be so perfect. The worst that can happen is that you are going to make a mistake.” Catch the X Factor Live Tour at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Saturday, November 23.

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orld champion surfer, Joel Parkinson, has confirmed that he will return to Newcastle next year to defend his 2013 Surfest title, competing for the much coveted Mark Richards trophy in the Burton Toyota Pro event. Currently ranked at number 3 on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, Parkinson revealed the news last Wednesday, saying he was excited to be returning to Newcastle. “Newcastle is such a big surfing city and Surfest captures that vibe really well,” he said. “I’ve been surfing in the contest since I was a kid and it’s always been such a cool event because you’re made to feel so welcome.” Parkinson took out the 2013 men’s event at Merewether Beach in spectacular fashion, defeating Brazilian rider, Alejo Muniz, with a final two-wave score of 15.43. Surfest 2013 women’s champ, Dimity Stoyle will also return to the event in February next year to defend her Hunter Port’s Women’s Classic title. Stoyle said winning the last year’s event helped her qualify for the ASP World Tour, where she is currently ranked number 2 in the ASP Women’s World Rankings, having recently placed second at the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in Spain.

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