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Anyone for a cuppa? Tea lovers set to descend on Morpeth for popular festival Amelia Parrott

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t is that time of year again when hundreds of painstakingly handcrafted tea cosies, thousands of the world’s finest teapots and around tens of thousands of avid tea drinkers and collectors descend upon Morpeth for the annual Weird and Wonderful Novelty Teapot Exhibition and Tea Cosy Challenge. Now in its twenty-eighth year, the exhibition is thought to be the largest commercial collection of teapots in the country and attracts around 25,000 visitors to Morpeth over ten days. Exhibition coordinator, Kylie Richards, said tea drinking has undergone a bit of resurgence in recent years leading more people to indulge in a cuppa. “I think it’s a sort of therapy in a way – it’s relaxing,” she said. “You can sit down, take your time, have a nice cup of tea and of course the other part of it is just the quirkiness of the tea pots. “Some people want to be super traditional and they will have a beautiful floral English tea set and others are happy to drink tea out of a frog,” she joked. Around 270 tea cosies entered into the tea cosy challenge will also be on display with entries coming from as far away as Russia. Notable designs include a flower- topped jewellery box tea cosy, complete with wire crochet rings, fruit bowl, alien and animal shaped tea cosies and even a tea cosy likeness of former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard – knitted before the recent leadership

cctv for rutherford The familiar smear of spray paint may soon be a thing of the past at Rutherford shopping mall, after $80,000 in funding was secured to install CCTV in the precinct. It is estimated that eight cameras will be installed, which will complement Council’s fight against graffiti in the area. “We’ve been fighting for this for six years,” West Ward councillor Henry Meskauskas said.

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futsal kicks goals Campbell’s Store employee, Karla Featherstone, shows off designs from the Morpeth Weird and Wonderful Novelty Teapot Exhibition

spill, of course. Morpeth Weird and Wonderful Novelty Teapot

Exhibition and Tea Cosy Challenge runs from Thursday, August 22 to

Sunday, September 1 at Morpeth Gallery.

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What is your election ‘top three’?

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What is your election ‘top three’?

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hat is an election ‘top three’, you ask? These are the three issues that will impact most on your life over the next three years and should be at the forefront of your mind when you go to cast your vote on September 7. I bet what you answered is reflective of your age and stage in life. For example, for people over 70, aged care and health care would rate highly. For working people aged in their 20s through to their 50s and 60s, the economy and job security, superannuation, health care for themsleves or their ageing parents or education funding for their kids might be the main concerns. For youth, we know from a recent survey that job security, housing affordability and marriage equality matter most to young voters. For me, looking ahead at the next few years, I am thinking my top three is likely to be paid parental leave, health care and the economy. For those who attended the ‘Small Business. Too Big to Ignore’ event in Maitland last Thursday, it seemed the issues of red tape, company tax

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and the national debt will be at the forefront of voters’ minds (turn to page 3 for more on this story). It’s an interesting way to break down the major issues, isn’t it? To bring some focus to the chatter and soundbites of an election campaign, especially seeing that the two major parties are now so close on many of the key issues. While coming up with a top three may help you decide who to vote for come September 7, if you haven’t decided already, it’s also useful in getting others engaged in the debate. I’ve heard many people during the campaign bemoan the fact that they don’t like either Rudd or Abbott. This is a way people can remove the question of personality, and focus on policies. *** This week on page 5 we profile the candidates running for the seat of Paterson. There are three candidates running in the seat who are not listed - Anna Balfour (Christian Democratic Party), Peter J Davis (Citizens Electoral Commission) and Bob Holz (Rise Up Australia Party). Due to a lack of information available on these candidates, they do not appear on the page. @newcastlepost Newcastle Post

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Candidates argue over who can best help the region’s small businesses Melissah Comber

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ike the name of the campaign itself, an enormous sixteen-metre skyboard that accompanied the ‘Small Business. Too Big To Ignore.’ NSW State tour that rolled into Maitland last Thursday was hard to miss. The campaign, which aims to bring attention to the hardships surrounding small business in relation to infrastructure, company taxes, employment and red tape, saw four Federal candidates speak to a crowd of approximately fifty people at the Steamfest Rally Ground. The candidates answered questions that addressed how taxation and unnecessary paperwork affected small business, but the hot topic turned to the national debt. Paterson Liberal candidate Bob Baldwin slammed Labor for the nation’s current levels of debt, citing the Howard era surplus, and called current policies a “danger” to small business. “All the government policies are a burden on small business – debt is a burden on small business,” Mr Paterson told the crowd. Labor candidates Joel Fitzgibbon

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SPECIAL EVENTS Carols in thE City In accordance with Council’s Special Events Policy notice is hereby given of the following proposed event occurring in Maitland:

Written submissions regarding this event are invited from the public and will be received up until 4.00pm on Friday 30 August 2013.

• Specialists in new and used caravans • Expanded workshop for general repairs and insurance work • Caravan storage available on site • NSW Dealer for the Golden Eagle and Montana Caravans

Please Note: The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 applies to Council. Under this Act, certain information held by Council may be released upon application by members of the public. Council will not consider your submission as confidential, and may reproduce it in part or in whole.

Interested residents are welcome to attend. Next meeting: 27 august – 5.30pm Agendas are available from our website or by contacting customer service. For information on development applications please visit our website – maitland.nsw.gov.au

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Carols in the City propose to hold a community event at No 1 Sports Ground, Maitland on Saturday 14 December 2013.

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Seeing ‘the real Tony’ and ‘the real Kevin’

wo-and-a-half weeks into the campaign and it’s just starting to get interesting Tony Abbott’s disciplined veneer is starting to show some cracks and Kevin Rudd knows he needs to start taking some risks. Most national polls have shown the Coalition consistently ahead in the two-party-preferred vote, 52-48. Not a landslide victory, but enough to give the Opposition Leader a confident edge. In the past weeks Tony Abbott was as relaxed as I’ve seen as he moved around the most marginal seats on the east coast. The Coalition’s strategy has been an offensive one. Mr Abbott campaigned in eight marginal Labor held seats and only two Liberal marginals. He targeted Kate Ellis’ seat of Adelaide, Bass and Braddon in Tasmain and even Kevin Rudd’s own seat of Griffith. It’s as much about the optics as anything else, but when you compare it with the Rudd camp, the PM was certainly taking a more defensive approach. Whilst he did target four marginal seats in Brisbane, plus Bennelong in Sydney and Dunkley in Victoria, he also moved to sandbag six Labor-held seats on margins of less than five per cent. Week One bordered on boring. Each leader did what we expected them to do and it was predictable in its banality.

Tony Abbott with Lindsay candidate Fiona Scott in Penrith last week Photo: Melinda Jane

Week Two and three, and things are starting to shake up. Tony Abbott made three perceived gaffes in just two days last week. There was mixing up ‘suppository’ with ‘repository’, telling the media that one of Lindsay candidate Fiona Scott’s best political assets is her “sex appeal”, and finally he declared on radio that he wasn’t going to change his views on gay marriage because it’s just “a fashion of the moment”. For a leader who has been so disciplined for so long, these slip ups will be reminding colleagues and voters of his

accident prone ways. We may have seen the ‘Real Tony’ this election campaign, but we are certainly starting to see the ‘Real Kevin’ too. Camp Kevin feels somewhat chaotic and reactive rather than proactive. There are signs of the Kevin of old – press conferences run at least half an hour late and there’s been signs of complacency. Kevin Rudd needs to throw everything he’s got at this campaign and he is showing signs of throwing caution to the wind. Expect a more risky strategy from this week.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE!

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Skin cancer is deadly serious business

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GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED NOW!

The most important thing you may do for your health this winter is get your skin checked The sun-smart message is often neglected during the winter. Winter may prove to be the best time for a full skin check. As most people are covered up during the winter months, this minimises sun exposure to skin lesions and moles. This can allow for better dermoscopy viewing (a distinct magnifying light, which allows a doctor to closely examine spots on the skin). Remember to protect your skin this winter by applying 50+ sunscreen to exposed areas of skin. If you notice a spot on the skin that looks different from the others or is changing, bleeding or itchy, it should be examined by a doctor.

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With only two-and-a-half weeks remaining until polling day, we’ve profiled the candidates for the seat of Paterson

JAYSON PACKETT

Mr Baldwin has been the member for Paterson since 2001 and also held the position from 1996-1998. During his time in office he has served as the Shadow Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Shadow Minister for Tourism and the Shadow Minister for Regional Development. This election, Mr Baldwin is standing against a price on carbon. “If a Coalition Government is elected, the Paterson community will have a strong voice at the table of Government.”

Mr Packett is an economics graduate from the University of Newcastle and small business owner, having run a photography and corporate video company with his wife in Maitland since 2002. He has previously served on council committees and is the host of Maitland’s Carols in the City. He is asking for a fairer go for pensioners. “I believe it is time for a fresh approach to politics in Australia and I am proud to work with Clive to bring that change.”

BAY MARSHALL

JOHN BROWN

Mr Marshall is a retired teacher. Over his 40-year career he taught in Sydney and the Northern Territory. He is a member of the Tilligerry Habitat, Tilligerry Men’s Shed, St. Vincent de Paul and the Hunter Valley Brumby Association. Mr Marshall has also served as councillor for Rockdale in Sydney. “I wish to stand for Paterson to help continue some of the great achievements of the present Labor Government.”

Mr Brown was a councillor in Maitland for six years and was also the Australian Greens candidate for Maitland in the last State election. Amongst his core interests is having dental included in Medicare and he stands against the spread of coal seam gas and supports fairer prices for farmers. “We are the only party committed to working for a more sustainable future for our children.”

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Planning & Infrastructure

Proposed Planning Agreement Freeway Land Company Pty Ltd and Thornton North Pty Ltd Part of Lot 310 DP 835968, 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 Freeway Land Company Pty Ltd and Thornton North 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 21 August 2013 until 18 September 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 • Newcastle Region Office Price Waterhouse Coopers Centre Level 2, 26 Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle NSW 2300 The above documents will also be available for viewing on the Department’s website over the stated notification period at www.planning.nsw.gov.au Enquiries: Katrine O’Flaherty (02) 4904 2707

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Palmer’s pitch to pensioners

Mining magnate’s personal wealth can help older Australians, candidate says

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Proposed Planning Agreement

Melissah Comber

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Redpee Pty Ltd Part of Lot 20 DP 1156731, 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 Redpee 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 21 August 2013 until 18 September 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

The above documents will also be available for viewing on the Department’s website over the stated notification period at www.planning.nsw.gov.au Enquiries: Katrine O’Flaherty (02) 4904 2707

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ederal candidate for Paterson, Jayson Packett, believes that the people of the Hunter are sick of being ignored by the major parties. Mr Packett, representing the Palmer United Party, spoke to the Post about the party’s proposed increases to the pension, saying that they will offer a third alternative to politics and give a voice to the poor. “Pensioners have worked hard their whole lives and should be treated fairer than they are,” Mr Packett said. The Palmer United Party is proposing a 20 per cent increase the current pension, raising the fortnightly amount for singles by $150, and $221.20 for couples. Mr Packett could not say where exactly the money to fund this would come from, but suggested that Clive Palmer’s personal wealth could play a part. “You’ve got Mr Palmer who is a self-made billionaire, but what’s important that will come out of this is the flow-on effect,” he said.

Candidate for Paterson, Jayson Packett, with Peter West from Ozzie Care Services last week

“As soon as pensioners receive this money it will go straight back out to local business and services, which will then come back to the government as tax.” However, when quizzed on the issue, Liberal candidate Bob Baldwin believes that cash injections will not provide high quality care. “This is a false promise from a

party that is just pulling figures out of the air,” Mr Baldwin said. “An elected Coalition Government will support pensioners and self-funded retirees by tackling the number one issue that adversely affects them – the ever increasing cost of living.” Mr Baldwin said that the Coalition would also negotiate an Aged Care Provider Agreement with the sector.

Funding Our Future A SUSTAINABLE COUNCIL FOR A SUSTAINABLE CITY

RATING - WE NEED YOUR INPUT

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Council is talking with the community about funding the future we want for our city. Without significant change, Council will face a funding shortfall of $92 million over the next ten years. While all sources of Council income and potential savings are being examined, rates revenue will be a major part of the solution.

Deliver services as programmed

Enhance and improve services

Deliver reduced services and/or deficit budgets

Increase rates to deliver services as programmed, being 7.25% p/a for seven years. This option would see all services continue, as well as building an indoor 25m pool, construction of ‘The Levee’ and river link building in Central Maitland and upgrades to Maitland Railway Station precinct and surrounds. This would equate to an average increase of $89 per year on the average residential rate.

Increase rates sufficiently to improve or expand 18 key service areas, being 8.95% p/a for seven years. This would include all services and projects as programmed, as well as see new projects and programs initiated in line with community priorities, with a significant boost to road and footpath funding, improved city appearance, new youth facilities, expanded recreational cycleways and more. This would equate to an average increase of $116 per year on the average residential rate.

Increase rates by annual rate peg amount only, being approximately 3% p/a. This would result in deficit budgets and/or cuts to the broad range of council services as well as reductions in the initiatives already programmed. This would equate to an average increase of $35 per year on the average residential rate.

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aitland residents have just under two weeks left to apply for the 2014 Housing NSW Youth Scholarships. “The Youth Scholarship program, now in its eighth year, is aimed at encouraging and supporting young social housing residents to finish their Higher School Certificate or TAFE equivalent,” Maitland MP Robyn Parker said. Two hundred students will each receive scholarships to the value of $2,000 to assist them to complete their studies. “It is important that we make sure young people who live in social housing have every opportunity to complete their HSC and move on to higher education or employment,” Ms Parker said. “I urge all eligible students to apply, as the scholarship could open the door to exciting opportunities into the future. I also encourage schools, communities and families to play an active role in supporting those who are eligible.” Past recipients have gone on to university degrees or TAFE courses in professional fields such as medicine, nursing, childcare, law and teaching. The Youth Scholarships are part of a broader range of initiatives run by the NSW Government aimed at helping teenagers and young people. To be eligible for the Youth Scholarships, students must be under 25 years old, live in or be on the waiting list for social housing, be studying Year 11, 12 or TAFE equivalent and be supported by their school or educational institution. The student’s institution manages the funds, which can be spent on items such as computer equipment and text books. The closing date for applications is August 30. Application forms are available at the Housing NSW website: www.housing.nsv. gov.au.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Calling out racism

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aitland City councillors have banded together to join the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign while acknowledging the victims of racist slurs and actions in the community. The campaign, an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission, aims to eliminate racism through awareness, education and youth engagement. Maitland City Council’s logo will appear on the campaign website, and they will approach other Hunter councils to sign on. Maitland was brought to the attention of the AHRC after hearing of the plight of Butheina Kuku, who, with her family, has been subject to taunts and vandalism after settling in Metford eight years ago. She fled Sudan after witnessing the murders of friends and family. Councillor Ben Whiting said that the size of the issue should not change how it addressed. “This is widespread enough to be of great concern to us,” Cr Whiting said. “It’s a very small minority that has a very large impact.”


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couple of weekends ago I was one of the lucky crowd members at the Mai-Wel hosted comedy debate, ‘God is a woman’. Now, I’m not going to even attempt to make comment on the topic – particularly not when it was debated so well! Local lawyer Matt Tranter just blew everyone out of the water when he stalked onto the stage as the formidable clergyman complete with the outfit and the unmistakable southern drawl. He was joined by comedian Frank Woodley and local speaker Andrew Hughes. The head of the opposing side was comedienne and writer Claire Hooper, with Director of The Training Transfer Michelle Newton and 1233 ABC Newcastle morning announcer, Jill Emberson. For me, Matt stole the show and I particularly enjoyed the crack he made pretending to phone

God… to which he then said ‘See, she is a woman – it’s engaged!’ Even my wife Robyn got in the spirit, telling me after the interval that if God was a woman there would have been soap in the bathrooms and the hand dryers would have been working. Stepping away from the comedy, the night provided a different kind of entertainment, with master of ceremonies Dan Cox showing off his magnificent voice. The 1233 newsreader had the room captivated by his rendition of ‘You Raise Me Up’. Of course, everything the Mai-Wel Group does is for the benefit of many families in the Maitland community. The proceeds of this night went towards acquiring a ‘Domestic Skills House’ to provide people with a disability, who want to become more independent, a realistic experience of living away from home. A great night all round.

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Police matters

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When to complain about noise

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consideration should be to speak to your neighbour. If this is not an option, police or the local Council are available. Officers from both organisations can give directions to noise emitters, (backed up by fines if the direction is ignored). If the noise is a long term matter, mediation is available through Community Justice Centres. If that is not possible, a Noise Abatement Order can be obtained through the Courts. There are also time restrictions when some forms of noise should not be able to be heard in a habitable room of a neighbour’s home. It’s not that noise cannot be made, only that it cannot be heard in a neighbour’s house. For more information contact the NSW Environmental, Climate Change and Water or your local Council. The council should also be your first port of call for barking dogs.

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he familiar smear of spray paint may soon be a thing of the past at Rutherford shopping mall, after $80,000 in funding was secured to install CCTV in the precinct. It is estimated that eight cameras will be installed, which will complement Council’s fight against graffiti in the area. The funds were secured by Hunter MP, Joel Fitzgibbon. “We’ve been fighting for this for six years,” West Ward councillor Henry Meskauskas said.“It’s been a team effort

– we’ve had businesses give letters of support, Council has pushed for it and Joel Fitzgibbon has pushed for it.” Cr Meskauskas estimates that last year, $20,000 was spent cleaning graffiti and repairing malicious damage in the mall, including spraypaint on walls, windows and the ground, and smashed storefronts. “This money gives is a lot of confidence that we can target graffiti and damage in this area,” Cr Meskauskas said. “I just hope that judges play their part in this and together we can bring the incidence down to zero.” Maitland Heritage Mall and Maitland Train Station have also secured funds for CCTV to be installed.

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Why not give your dad the gift of an experience this Father ’s Day ? • Hot air ballooning and skydiving in the Hunter Valley • The Sandpit Quad Bike experience at Stockton • A Heli-lunch for two departing from Cessnock • A romantic country retreat at Dungog • Hunter Valley Wine tasting including a visit to Tempus II • A lunch with llamas at Dungog • A lesson in a microlight departing from Maitland

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eading into next month’s federal election, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is more likely to receive a Father’s Day gift than his opponent, PM Kevin Rudd. Why? According to online experience retailer RedBalloon.com.au, a recent survey showed that while 53 per cent of Liberal voters will purchase a gift for their dad, only 49 per cent of Labor voters indicated they would do the same. But Kevin Rudd is not alone, with one in two Aussie dads (48 per cent) unlikely to open a gift on Father’s Day, according to the 1,059 people surveyed. RedBalloon CEO Kristie Buchanan says we shouldn’t be taking our Dads for granted on Father’s Day. “It’s not hard to make Dad happy – and it doesn’t have to cost the earth,” Ms Buchanan said. “At RedBalloon, we know Dads can be really hard to buy for, but what most of them really want is to spend time with their friends and family – and some just want a hug. “A nice meal, a round of golf or a day out fishing, with a simple hand written card will show how much you appreciate him.” In the Hunter, RedBalloon offers experiences such as Quad biking at Stockton, skydiving and hot air ballooning in the Valley and microlight flights at Cessnock. Visit www.redballoon.com.au.

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That’s Entertainment

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fter sending hearts aflutter with their soul, rock and country tinged self-titled LP last year, Melbourne sextet The Hello Morning are back with a cracking new EP, ‘The Tie That Binds’ and they are heading to Maitland. For the uninitiated, the band began life as a songwriting partnership between Steve Clifford (vocals/guitar) and Matty Smith (vocals/guitar) before the breadth of their vision required some extra musical minds. “We’ve been a band, with the six of us, for around four or five years,” Clifford told TE. “We didn’t initially see it as six people – I mean, it’s quite inconvenient having just one person too many to fit in a car – it was something that kind of just grew.” The band really hit their straps with the release of their critically acclaimed selftitled album, produced by Jimi Maroudas

(Living End, Tim Rogers, Eskimo Joe), drawing comparisons to the likes of My Morning Jacket and Wilco. Clifford said for ‘The Tie That Binds’, the band took more of a stripped back approach to production, enlisting Hello Morning member Dave Manton for desk duties. “We definitely approached the EP in a much different way to the album,” he said. “The ‘Tie That Binds’ was a much shorter process and a much more instinctive and intuitive process. Because Dave plays guitar in the band, things were much easier as he knew exactly where we were coming from and where we wanted to go with the EP.” One of the highlights of ‘The Tie That Binds’ is an ethereal version of the Johnny Cash and June Carter classic, ‘Jackson’, featuring the vocals of Triple J Unearthed Laneway Festival winner Ali Barter. However the script is flipped with Barter singing all of Cash’s parts and vice versa. Catch the band when they play at Grand Junction Hotel on Sunday, September 1.

AUSTRALIA HOTEL, Cessnock: Saturday, Entertainment. BELMORE HOTEL: Friday, Zane Penn Duo; Saturday, Sun Hill Drive. BERESFIELD BOWLING CLUB: Friday, 24 Hours; Saturday, GenR8; Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band. BRADFORD HOTEL: Friday, The V Dubs; Saturday, Vertigo U2 Show. BUSHRANGERS BAR, Largs: Friday, Reg Sinclair. CAMBRIDGE HOTEL: Wednesday, Louis London, Pucko’s Disco; Thursday, Seth Sentry, Grey Ghost, Mantra; Friday, Glam Slam; Saturday, Totally Unicorn; Sunday, Guttermouth. CENTRAL HOTEL, Stroud: Saturday, Ngariki. CESSNOCK SUPPORTERS: Thursday, Rhonda Burchmsore; Friday, The Levymen; Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night. CLUB LEMON TREE: Friday, Phonic Duo; Saturday, Bec Willis. CLUB SINGLETON: Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. CRITERION HOTEL, Weston: Friday, DJ. DENMAN HOTEL: Friday, Purple Hearts; Sunday, Jon Matthews. EAST CESSNOCK BOWLING CLUB: Thursday, Talk of the Town; Saturday, Dr Love. EAST MAITLAND BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Flying Mare; Saturday, Loko; Sunday, Stephen Cheney. EASTS LEISURE AND GOLF: Saturday, Karaoke. FAMILY HOTEL: Friday, Crawford Brothers. GEORGE TAVERN: Saturday, Phonic Duo; Sunday, Pete G. GRETA WORKERS CLUB: Friday, Hummdinger. GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL: Wednesday, Geeks and Beats; Thursday, Tom West; Friday, Annie O’Dee and the Hotshots; Saturday, Global Battle of the Bands. HAMILTON STATION HOTEL: Thursday, Madhouse DJs. HARRIGANS IRISH PUB, Pokolbin: Saturday, James Paul. IMPERIAL HOEL, Singleton: Friday, The Urge. KING STREET HOTEL: Friday, Nik Skitz; Saturday, Our House. LASS O’GOWRIE HOTEL: Wednesday, Tommy D; Friday, Immigrant Union, Fox Trot, Billy Wolfgang, Michael Ferfoglia; Saturday, The Blackwater Fever, James Thompson; Sunday, J Smith and the Kids. LIZOTTE’S NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, Belmont High School; Friday, The Idea of North; Tuesday,

Avondale School Showcase. MAITLAND LEAGUES CLUB: Friday, Robbie Urquhart Duo. PEDENS, Cessnock: Friday, Lennie Live. POTTERS BREWERY: Friday, Matt McLaren. QUEENS WHARF BREWERY: Saturday, Wicked; Sunday, Rubber Bullet. REGAL HOTEL, Kurri: Saturday, Secret Society. REGAL HUNTER HOTEL: Saturday, Stephen Boyd. ROYAL FEDERAL HOTEL: Saturday, Pickin’ Keys. ROYAL HOTEL, Denman: Saturday, XYZ RUTHERFORD HOTEL: Saturday, Retro Masters. SHENANIGANS, Maitland: Friday, Solid Gold; Saturday, Karaoke. SINGLETON DIGGERS, Alroy Park: Friday, Fool On A Stool. SINGLETON DIGGERS, York Street: Saturday, Clayton Crosby. SYDNEY JUNCTION HOTEL: Thursday, Open Mic Night; Friday, Marsha Mello; Saturday, Cosima TELARAH BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Karaoke; Saturday, Free Juke Box. WICKHAM PARK HOTEL: Wednesday, Flash Jam Night; Thursday, The Blue Ruins; Friday, Milestones; Saturday, Floyd Vincent, Mick and Josh; Sunday, Steve Edmonds, The Bad and the Ugly. WINDSOR CASTLE HOTEL: Friday, Gian; Saturday, Moonlight Drive Duo. SEND YOUR FREE ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS FOR THE GUIDE TO: theguide@newcastlepost.com.au or FAX: (02) 49 611 540

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of musical enjoyment sets these guys apart from the rest. Dave, Ron and Luke won their stripes in bands like Appaloosa, the Longknives, Men Without Shame , Magic Carpet, Melting Pot, and Big Ask. Gav’s powerhouse drumming and vocal prowess offers the scope of three-part harmonies. People say there is no substitute for experience – you be the judge. Catch Flying Mare at East Maitland Bowling Club on Friday, August 23.

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Sugar, the enemy of weight loss

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number of people have been asking me about the recent investigation on ABC’s Catalyst about the effects of sugar in the diet. If you didn’t see it, try catching online via ABC Iview (episode 16). Talking to others this week we discussed low-fat and often sugary foods and I wasn’t surprised to hear some of the responses. The people trying to sell all this lowfat food must be worth the billions of dollars they make each year. Many people think that eating fat is what makes you fat, and that’s great for a company selling low-fat products, but here are some things that didn’t make the ads. When you eat, the food is digested into tiny bits and gets into the bloodstream. The hormone insulin is responsible for storing away all this food and getting it out of the blood and into your cells. While insulin is getting that food out of your blood, it shuts down the systems in your body that break down fat for energy until it gets rid of all the energy already in the blood.

The more insulin released, the more storage into your cells. One of the symptoms of Type I diabetes, where the body can’t produce insulin, is weight loss. The more often your insulin spikes up and down the more likely you are to suffer a host of things from diabetes II to cardiovascular disease and obesity. Look up ‘metabolic syndrome’. Guess what food triggers the highest insulin release? Simple sugars. Guess what type of food doesn’t trigger this insulin jump? Fats. So you could eat fat and stay in a fat burning mode. Eat a heap of junk sugary food and you turn into a fat storing machine. And yes, sugars get stored as fat. So don’t be scared of good fats like your meats, nuts and oils or a ripe avocado, they have lots of benefits. I have seen a lot of fat people in my time and not one got that way from too many avocadoes or olive oil on their salad! For a really interesting read, search online for ‘Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies’. You’ll find it on the Mother Jones website. I can guarantee, you won’t want to believe what you’re reading!

Elisha is a Registered Nurse and Midwife, with years of experience working in emergency departments, general wards, maternity and in the community.

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bridge of your nose. Use a pair of tweezers to measure a direct line so that you can be sure that it is beginning in the right place. 2. Your brow should arch 3/4 of the way back from your nose. 3. The end of your brow should follow the angle of your eye, evening out to a point. Go for a thickness that you like but avoid over-plucking – often you will lose hair that will never grow back. Once you have the perfect shape for you, whether you have mastered it yourself or have let a professional take the reins, maintaining your brows is the next important step. Each day when you apply your makeup, use a good brow brush to neaten your eyebrows. Use a gel or powder brow filler, or opt for a brow liner, to fill in any gaps and perfect the shape. Try to avoid altering your natural colour too much – a colour that is one shade lighter than your hair is perfect for most people. Every four to five days it is important for you to tweeze any stray hairs and if necessary, trim your brows to maintain their great shape.

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March 21 to April 20

You’re going to be in very high spirits and will be able to use this trend to move the goalposts over issues that have been something of a stumbling block of late. This is an excellent time to start new projects. You will be able to be extremely creative and therefore able to make the most of what is happening in your life. Your love life is about to move into over drive and you will begin to feel childlike.

TAURUS

april 21 to may 21

The time is right to convince your partner, or family members, that you know what is best for them. If someone close to you isn’t thinking things through, it could be up to you to redress the balance. A continued reliance on your intuition is understandable at the moment as it is unlikely to let you down. Your energies will be directed to your home, so this is the time to either renovate or find a new home.

GEMINI

may 22 to june 21

A busy time lies ahead and you will be buzzing around your local neighbourhood doing one hundred different jobs all at the same time. This is an excellent time in which to deal with authority figures or handle important documents and papers. Your social life will be buzzing with excitement, however you’d be wise to avoid gossiping about others. Remember to slow down and to be extra cautious whilst driving.

CANCER

june 22 to july 22

If you have been thinking about asking for a raise in salary, this is the ideal time to go for it. Even if you are slightly nervous in certain areas of life, when it matters the most you can display your braver side. Mercury in your solar house of finance draws your attention to urgent matters that should have been dealt with. If you’ve let your economic realities slide, fix the problem.

LEO

july 23 to august 23

august 24 to september 23

You have the scope to discover some useful information and there is enough quietness in your mind for you to make the best of whatever you hear. Even if you are still not moving mountains in your desire to get ahead, you can retain a certain quiet dignity that others could hardly fail to recognise. It’s time to work out a good strategy for future progress.

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This is the ideal time to get to grips with your social life and at the same time to do something to pep up your love life. You will need to evenly split your time between fulfilling your obligations and having fun. Imagination is strong and you can use this trait to think up ways to please those who are most important to you. Your little black book will be over flowing with social events!

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 22

With popularity definitely on your side, the next two weeks ought to be a positive interlude for making a good impression with bosses, colleagues and clients, so you’ll be able to get your own way. You are being encouraged to forge ahead with plans and to take an independent course. This is the time for concise, clear thinking and for achieving some fairly positive objectives in your life.

SAGITTARIUS

november 23 to december 21

You seem to be in very high spirits and can use this trend to move the goalposts over issues that have been something of a stumbling block of late. You can improve money matters as a result and you can afford to spoil yourself a little more. There is a strong feeling that you will be travelling over long distances. You may be invited to visit friends or family who live at a distance.

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DECEMBER 22 to JANUARY 20

Avoid getting involved in disputes, either at work or in the family. There is nothing to gain from crossing swords with others and indeed there might be a good deal to loose. Your passions are about to be aroused in some important way, and you need to make sure you are simply not acting out of anger in response to other people’s attitudes. Put all your financial affairs in order.

AQUARIUS

Meals for the hungry Beds for the homeless Assistance in finding employment

JANUARY 21 TO february 19

Even if winning friends and influencing people remains generally easy, there might be a certain disquiet in your mind that you can’t shift. This has more to do with present planetary positions than it does with anything tangible. By all means stick to your guns in the main, but show flexibility within established relationships. You need to allow time for intimacy and passion.

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FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Mercury is firmly situated in the area of your chart connected to work and health, indicating a need for initiative and drive to make the most of your prospects. The energies of the fiery planet won’t allow you to sink anonymously into a crowd. You’ll be forced to stand out and make your mark on the professional world. Your vitality is going to be on the rise.

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You can afford to be dynamic in your thinking and will be able to overcome obstacles. With plenty of enthusiasm and an ability to look ahead, you will be able to turn the next 6 weeks into a truly productive period of time. Your energy, drive and confidence are back, making you more assertive than ever. Be careful not to burn yourself whilst handling sharp implements!

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by John “Pav” Fahey, General Manager, Newcastle Rugby League

Crucial games will decide semi-final clashes

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t was an exciting penultimate round of the Newcastle Rugby League last weekend. Cessnock accounted for Kurri Kurri in the local derby up at Cessnock on Saturday with a 26-16 victory. South Newcastle continued their late season form with a 28-26 victory over Macquarie Scorpions. Port Stephens kept Lakes United winless for the year with a 44-14 victory, and Maitland Pickers were successful over Central Newcastle 58-24. In this weekend’s final round,

there are several games crucial to the make-up of the semi-final spots for 2013. On Saturday, Central Newcastle and Port Stephens will clash at St John Oval in the final game for 2013 for both sides. The winner of this clash will finish 7th in the Tooheys Cup for 2013. At 3pm on Saturday at Kurri Sports Ground, Kurri Kurri will be looking to upset Maitland’s late season form and re-ignite their season. In the other game at Townson Oval on Saturday, South Newcastle and Cessnock will clash in what is a game that will provide

the winner with a top 3 finish moving in to Finals. On Sunday in the BLive match of the round, the Minor Premiership will be decided when Western Suburbs host Macquarie Scorpions at Harker Oval. With one point separating these two sides at the top of both the Tooheys Cup and the Klosters Reserve Grade competition, there is plenty to play for on Sunday. If you can’t be there, don’t forget to jump on to our website www. newcastlerugbyleague.com.au and listen to Fordo and Butts’ live call of all the action.

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Burning to play: On loan forward starts training with Jets

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he Newcastle Jets have welcomed forward Nathan Burns at his first pre-season training with his new teammates on Sunday. The 25-year-old comes to Newcastle on loan from Korean Club Incheon United. “I’m really excited to be here earlier, it gives me more time to get to know my teammates and prepare for the start of the season,” Burns said.

“I’m just looking forward to starting training and hopefully having a good pre-season.” Burns’ arrival in the Hunter follows the signing of former Dutch international Kew Jaliens last week, which completed the Jets’ squad for the 2013/14 A-League season. Burns said he was confident that the player group will make an impact this season.

with Paul Wesche

Promising juniors attend bowls academy

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east cessnock district bowls report

NOTES from the real nrl

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fter the Annual General Meeting of the Hunter District Bowling Association, Greg Parry was elected unopposed to the position of President. President Greg welcomed his committee for the coming term of office and also inducted new Committee Chairman, Eric Ryan on Selection and Paul Wesche for the juniors. The position of Publicity Officer was also taken on by Paul Wesche, so any clubs with relevant information can forward details to bowlsecbc@gmail.com. The Hunter District Juniors had 16 members attend the City of Cessnock Junior Bowls Academy last Friday Night at ECBC. The full squad of Juniors we have are, Ian Parsons Dungog, Lauren Gardner Greta, Chris Foster, Sean Parsons, Alex Hannah, Kallan Egar of Maitland City, Jesse Herbert, Tailor Huntington, Daniel Eyeington from Kurri, Jake and Zac Maloney of Paxton, Tom Wesche, Jake Basista, Jonas Crump, Joseph Smith, Brodie Shead from East Cessnock. If there are any other juniors in the Hunter District, please contact Paul Wesche at ECBC on 4990 1444. The Zone 6 Rookies Singles Championship will be played at ECBC this coming weekend, with 16 sections of 3 trying to be the final man standing to have the honor of going to State Championships as the Zone 6 winner. Results next week. That’s all for this week. Until next week, take care and enjoy your bowls.

The Hunter Post Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Futsal kicks goals

Five-a-side game expected to boom this footy off-season

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s the outdoor footy codes wind up for the year, more people are turning to the game of Futsal, or five-a-side soccer, to get their footy fix. It’s something the Hunter Futsal Striker Club is ready for, with the prospect of a bumper 20132014 season the result of new centres joining the association and a 150-strong student contingent to represent the association at the AFA School Nationals in in October. “From the number of players from under sixes upwards that have noticed the improvement in their outdoor game, to the great response and excitement from the many junior players who made Australian touring teams to all parts of the world, we look like increasing our numbers and providing even more competitions for those playing for fun as well as those looking for representative honours this year,” General Manager George Poulos told the Post. In a coup for the sport, Novocastrians and Broadmeadow Magic players Hankin Canli and Mathew Hoole have recently signed on to become ambassadors for the game. Northern NSW Futsal Coaching Manager Emanuel Tserepas said the appointments are a positive move for the sport. “Both boys made the world games held in Columbia, and they want to share their unbelievable experience with our local juniors, which is just fantastic.” For more information about playing Futsal, visit www.hfss.com.au.

A Hunter Futsal club Under 11 team takes on Central Coast

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