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debate continues Maitland Council has joined the discussion around local government reform, following the submission of a response to the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s ‘Future Directions for NSW Local Government – Twenty Essential Steps’ report. General Manager David Evans said that the suggested amalgamation with Dungog and Cessnock would leave Maitland with “an even greater legacy of ageing infrastructure”...

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he Hunter region has emerged as one of the winners from the NSW 2013/2014 Budget, handed down by Treasurer Mike Baird last Tuesday. The Budget includes a half-abillion dollar investment in Hunter roads, funding for a new hospital and fire station, plus improvements to public education. $544 million will be invested in

roads across the region, including $2 million to provide additional lanes on the New England Highway between Racecourse Road and Regiment Road in Rutherford; $12.1 million to improve roads in the Hunter Valley wine region; and $24.7 million to upgrade the New England Highway between Maitland Hospital and the Maitland station roundabouts, one of local MP Robyn Parker’s election commitments. The State has also committed a further $222 million to the completion of the Hunter

Expressway – a joint State and Federally-funded project. $485,000 has been allocated for a new fire station in Rutherford and there are also funds to acquire land for a new hospital in Maitland. Education improvements include a major upgrade to Rutherford High School, including new classrooms, a new performance workshop and facilities for performing arts and students with special needs and $6.3 million for a dry wall plastering and tiling centre at Maitland TAFE. Ms Parker said the Budget would help secure Maitland’s future.

“The New England Highway upgrades, flood scheme funding to protect homes and property...a new fire station for Rutherford and funding to acquire the land for a new hospital demonstrate a real commitment to deliver for our community.” But Cessnock MP, Clayton Barr, criticised the Government for failing to deliver funds for the Hunter Valley Research Foundation and the eye surgery at John Hunter Hospital. Find more Budget coverage on pages 3 and 5.

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s business leaders from around the Hunter prepared to sleep out in the cold last Thursday evening as part of the inaugural St Vincent de Paul Hunter Region CEO Sleepout, I found myself feeling sorry for them. “They’ll be so cold!” I said to a work acquaintance. “They’ll freeze!”. My mind may have been clouded – numbed by the cold perhaps – by the recent drop in temperature, as at the time I was pondering the fact that winter had seemed to have kicked into another gear. It was then I realised my sympathy was somewhat misplaced. Without wanting to take anything away from the efforts of the 20plus CEOs who took part in the event – including Knights CEO Matt Gidley, Newcastle Airport CEO Paul Hughes, Hunter Business Chamber CEO Kristen Keegan and the Hunter Valley Training Company CEO Sharon Smith (pictured) – my attention and my sympathies would better extend to those in the community who have to ‘sleep rough’ some, or every night. The statistics are grim, particularly

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for our youth. Fifty-six per cent of the State’s homeless population is under the age of 35. And in the eight months between July 2012 and March this year, the St Vincent de Paul Hunter branch has come to the aid of 377 homeless people in the Lower Hunter, 238 in Newcastle and 126 in Lake Macquarie. These are chilling statistics, made

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more so by the fact that the cold weather has only just begun. *** With the news earlier this week that Nelson Mandela’s condition is deteriorating, I’ve been following the outpouring of emotion coming out of South Africa at the prospect of losing the man who brought democracy to that country and began the healing process after Apartheid, as well as the trepidation being expressed about what will happen after Mandela’s passing. What’s surprised me is the fact that Mandela’s condition is being discussed in places I hadn’t expected – at social functions over the weekend, at work, and I’ve seen plenty of messages appearing on my Facebook and twitter feeds. While you can’t draw a comparison between Mandela, an historical giant and beloved figure, and the current leaders of this country, it did strike me how differently the way we are thinking and talking about the two. Leadership with conviction and for the greater good – certainly things to mull over this week and for the foreseeable future.

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utherford Technology High School was a big winner in last week’s State Budget, receiving over $15 million in funding for much-needed upgrades. The funds will be used for both major and minor works at the school, including a new performance workshop, an upgrade of the science rooms, the replacement of several leaky roofs and improved disabled access. The Maitland Tutorial Centre, which educates students with behavioural difficulties and falls under the banner of the Rutherford school, will also be relocated from its current Telarah premises to the Rutherford site. Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, visited the school on Thursday and said the project is “a clear demonstration of the NSW Government’s commitment to provide the best possible learning environments for students and staff”. The high school, built 27 years ago, was intended to cater for 800 students and currently has an enrollment of 1,147. Maitland MP Robyn Parker said that she visited the school two years ago when it was empty and saw how run down the school was becoming. “When you take everything out, you really see what you’ve got,” Ms Parker said. “The staff has done a great job with inadequate facilities, but there has been massive growth in this area and we need

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e find ourselves here again folks! Kevin from Queensland wants his job back and tough Julia won’t budge. At the top of the frequently asked question list this week... is Julia Gillard going to survive until the election? I have spoken to dozens of people about this very question – journalists, Labor insiders, Liberals with Labor friends, staffers, MPs and some ministers. Do any of them know what going on? The answer is no! One well plugged-in Rudd supporter warned me “if anyone tells you they know anything for certain – they’re lying”. There has been perhaps undue focus on Bill Shorten – he’s under pressure from the Rudd camp to reinstate him. One MP even went as far to say, “Bill

Shorten has the opportunity to either wipe out the next generation of MPs or help save them from political oblivion”. That’s a fair burden. If anything is going to happen, all sides say it won’t happen until the latter part of this week.

Whatever happens, it’s not going to be pretty. I can’t see Julia Gillard standing down and packing it all in. And Kevin Rudd won’t challenge and be embarrassed a third time. The polls can’t be helping – as marginal seat holders look at the papers daily and see their period of unemployment fast approaching. Some in the Gillard camp have to be weighing up the switch – morale is diabolically low among Labor’s most staunch supporters and you get the feeling the every-man-for-himself mentality is starting to

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or people who have newly arrived here might not necessarily feel like they’re welcome, so a group of people coming together to say, ‘We’re really behind you’ is a great sign of support,” he said. “The reality is that we may be a bit scared of what’s different, we might not know about people who have come across the seas and if we get together like this with people from different backgrounds, we start to break down barriers that exist.” Maitland Councillor Ben Whiting attended the event. He said with the recent racist attack on a Sudanese family in Metford, it was important to show support to migrants in the community. “I think it was good to raise the attention to the issue of immigration in a positive way,” Cr Whiting said. “Maitland may not have the ethnic diversity of Newcastle, but I would certainly support a similar event in Maitland in future years.”

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he development of a new hospital for Maitland has taken another step forward, with $6.8 million being allocated to the project in last week’s State Budget. The money will be used for planning, development and land purchase, and has been taken from the $20 million committed to the project by the State Government’s Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund. However, Opposition Leader John Robertson said that it was not good enough, arguing that too many key Hunter projects, including the current Maitland Hospital, have been overlooked. “Hunter hospitals are crying out for more funding – but this Budget locks in longer ambulance backlogs and emergency waiting times for a region already struggling with population pressures,” he said. Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Linda Burney, said that the hospital had been

overlooked by the Government. “There is an urgent need for additional beds in the emergency ward,” she said. According to the Bureau of Health Information, 10,782 people attended the Maitland Hospital Emergency Department between January and March this year, of which 2,112 arrived by ambulance. Of that total, 69 per cent were admitted, referred or discharged within four hours – 2 per cent below the national target. Maitland Hospital General Manager Trish Wilson said there is always “room for improvement”. “Our doctors and nurses do a remarkable job and we will continue to work to reduce the time patients spend in our ED,” she said. Maitland MP Robyn Parker refuted Mr Robertson and Ms Burney’s claims, emphasising the recent $2 million upgrade to the mental health unit. “It’s about future proofing and moving forward,” she said. “Besides, the last Government didn’t even commit to a future site. “I’m really pleased with how things are going for Maitland.”

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the utmost dignity. Even so, it can cause distress to family members. There are other deaths that must be reported to the Coroner and an investigation carried out. They include those that were, unexpected, violent, as the result of accidents, after some medical procedures and a number of other matters. What usually occurs if a person dies of a known illness for which they have been attended to by a doctor in the last six months is that doctor issues a death certificate stating the cause of death. This certificate negates the need for the matter being reported to the Coroner and the burial process can be started. This usually occurs when a patient dies in hospital. When a death from natural causes occurs in the home, is usually when police become involved. Our role is to ensure a death certificate is issued by a doctor, if not a Coronial investigation is started. I hope this information is some help and I stress the need for persons towards the end of the life to see a doctor at least every six months.

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to the commissioners in relation to any of the proposed electoral districts either online or by mail from now until Wednesday, July 17. Maps can be viewed online at redistribution.nsw.gov.au or by visiting Council’s Administration Building between 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4.30pm on Fridays. Boundary revisions are required at least every two election cycles to take into account population growth and demographic movements and to keep the number of electors in each electorate equal within set limits.

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he Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games may not be until November but a stellar cast of musical stars has already been announced to perform at the Opening Ceremony on December 1, including ARIA Award winners, local rock legends and musical theatre royalty. ARIA award winner, Anthony Callea, Icehouse frontman, Iva Davies, Queen of Pop, Marcia Hines, Country Music Award winners, The McClymonts, local rock’n’roller, Doug Parkinson, The Voice 2012 runner-up Darren Percival and musical theatre stars Silvie Paladino and Marina Prior will all take to the stage, with Newcastle-born John Foreman appointed creative director. Mr Foreman said the Games and the Opening Ceremony would put the Hunter on display to the world. “I haven’t been here for a little while, so for me to come back and see what’s happening all around the place, it’s incredible and I know the people who come here from the 32 nations are going to be impressed,” he said. “This will be a fantastic showcase for the Hunter region and as a Novocastrian I’m so proud of that and I’m very much hoping that we will fill

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that stadium right to the very back rafters.” The Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games will run from November 30 to

December 7. The Opening Ceremony will be held at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, December 1 at 7pm. To book tickets to

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he gates of Maitland Gaol will swing open as the school holidays start next week and we’ve got the perfect place to scare the kids into line. The historic gaol has now been closed for fifteen years, but the inside of the site still looks and feels as intimidating as it did when it welcomed in criminals convicted of horrific crimes and suffering horrific punishments. To better understand what went on behind the tall stone walls, there are a number of self-guided audio tour options available. The general history tour tells some of the most gruesome tales from warders being assaulted by irate prisoners to the chilling death of George Savvas after his ill-fated escape attempt with serial killer Ivan Milat. This is one of the stories that also features in the Escapes Tour, that guides you around the gaol sharing the mind boggling stories of criminals who tried – and mostly

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In regard to the question of amalgamating Hunter councils, General Manager David Evans said that the suggested amalgamation with Dungog and Cessnock would leave Maitland with “an even greater legacy of ageing infrastructure and financial unsustainability. “However, if approached by Dungog, Council would remain open to discussions around potential amalgamation with its Council, and is in support of discussing potential boundary adjustments in Greta, Wallalong and Beresfield,” he said.

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EOs of the Newcastle Knights and Newcastle Jets clubs, Matt Gidley and Robbie Middleby, have confirmed owner Nathan Tinkler’s sale of his stake in Whitehaven Coal will have no impact on the teams’ futures and their commitment to football in the Hunter. “Nathan remains as committed as ever to the Jets and this latest business decision is to be congratulated and naturally will have no impact on our preparations for the up coming season,” Mr Middleby said. “In speaking with the Tinkler Group, they are happy with the outcome, particularly

achieving a substantial premium in the current market.” Knights CEO Matt Gidley was equally positive about his club’s future, in the statement released last week. “The sale of shares in Whitehaven at a 40 per cent premium is a positive for everyone and will have no impact on the Knights nor Nathan’s commitment to the team and Newcastle,” Mr Gidley said. “We are extremely grateful to have someone like Nathan who has a genuine passion for the Knights, Newcastle and our junior development.” The Tinkler Group sold its stake in Whitehaven Coal at a 40 per cent premium over the current market price last week. It followed months of controversy around the Group, including the ATO bringing a case against the former mining magnate.

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Amelia Parrott ith the help of coffee lovers, a group of cafés in Newcastle is offering warming cups of coffee to those less fortunate

this winter. Based on an old Italian tradition, Sprocket Roasters have introduced the concept of ‘suspended coffee’ to the local café scene. The system allows customers to donate additional coffees when purchasing their daily blend, and these ‘suspended coffees’ are tallied up until they are ready to be

redeemed by someone in need. The Social, on Hunter Street in Newcastle West, currently has more than 70 suspended coffees on the board. Assistant manager, Shar Manning, said the café’s clientele has really got behind the idea. “We’ve got a very generous community in Newcastle which is very exciting, we just need to let people know that they can come in and utilise them,” she said. Co-owner, Chelsea D’Aoust, hoped more cafés would adopt the system. Do you know of any cafes in the Hunter that offer suspended coffees? Let us know by emailing editorial@newcastlepost. com.au

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aitland MP Robyn Parker has hit back at accusations that the O’Farrell Government is not delivering on its promises to the Hunter. Ms Parker spoke in response to claims made by State Shadow Minister for Local Government, Sophie Cotsis, that the Government was taking too long on the Roundabout Overpass project, which she said was vital to the city’s development. “[We have] been working hard on delivering Maitland’s New England Highway roundabout upgrades. “[The] Government has been getting

on with the job of improving Maitland’s roads and our record since March 2011 tells the story,” she said. Ms Parker also said that the overpass was an initiative of the current Government, which aims to reduce congestion at the Maitland Train Station roundabout by building an eastbound flyover and eliminating the right turn lane from the Walker Street entrance. She also said that the RMS has spent two years developing the preferred options for the roundabout solution, including a road safety audit, which assesses a road’s safety performance and crash potential. The project, including improvements to the Maitland Hospital roundabout, is expected to cost $45 million.

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In accordance with Clause 94EA of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and Clause 31 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, notice is hereby given of Council’s decision to approve the Maitland City Council Section 94A Levy Contributions Plan – Revision C – 2013. The Section 94A Levy Contributions Plan 2013 updates the work schedules of the original plan and includes minor amendments to the text which do not impact on the operation of the plan. The Plan applies to all applications for development consent and complying development certificates to be made under Part 4 of the Act in respect of commercial or industrial development within the Maitland Local Government Area. The Plan was approved by Council on 11 June 2013 and becomes effective on 26 June 2013. Copies of the Plan are available at Maitland City Council Customer Service Centre, Administration Building, 285–287 High Street, Maitland, during normal office hours. Further enquiries in relation to this matter should be directed to Anne Humphries, Council’s Development Contributions Officer on 4934 9861.

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

Maitland Indoor Sports Centre, Rutherford. 4966 2238 or 4933 1885. Family History: Maitland & District Society open Wed & Saturday 9.30am – 3pm Maitland Heritage Research Centre 17 Lindesay St East Maitland. 4905 1878(Wed-Sat) 4937 5301(AH) or mdgs01@tpg.com.au. Gems: Hunter Valley Gemology Club, Wed, 9am to 3pm, Tues, 7pm and Sun 12pm to 5pm. 1 Maize St, East Maitland. 4932 3130. Girls’ Brigade: Tues, 6.15pm to 8pm, Maitland Church of Christ. 4987 3301. Grossman House: Friends of Grossman House, Church St, 4th Mon, 5pm. 4933 6452. Grow: GROW Worldwide Australian Mental Heath Group, Maitland meets Mon 10.30am at Rutherford Community Centre, Arthur St, Rutherford. 1800 558 268. Investors Club: Meetings and information about property investing held monthly at Charlestown, Kahibah, Raymond Terrace and East Maitland. 4942 3009 or 0409 423 020. Kiwanis: East Maitland. 1st and 3rd Mon, Bank Hotel, Melbourne Street, East Maitland. info@eastmaitlandkiwanis.org. LETS: Local Exchange Trading System – exchange a wide variety of goods and services. 0407 945 401. Maitland and District Historical Society: 1st, 3rd Tue 3 Cathedral St, Maitland. maitlandhistorical@gmail.om or 0438 623 299. Maitland Bereaved by Suicide Support Group: 4th Thurs month at 7pm, Real Life Church Cinema Complex Ken Tubman Dr Maitland. 0407001525. Maitland Creative Writers: East Maitland Library, 2nd Saturday from 10am. 4988 6988. Markets: Raymond Terrace 3rd Saturday from 9am-12pm Hunter Street, Raymond Terrace (by the river). 0412 721 723. Maitland Women’s Cancer Support Group: Third Monday, St Christopher’s Anglican Church Hall, Rutherford. 4932 7754. Mediation: Unifam counselling and mediation for families experiencing family law disputes. 4943 9186. Medieval Dance Classes: Maitland and Newcastle. 4936 6220. Meditation For All: Introductory & Continuing Courses, including courses for those with cancer and other life threatening diseases. Jane, 4934 2327. Mental health support, education and resource groups: Newcastle, Cessnock, Morisset, Maitland, Raymond Terrace and Nelson Bay. 4960 3225 or email nadine@sfnsw.org.au. Morpeth CWA: Meeting 2nd Fri, School of Arts hall, High Street Morpeth from 10am. 4932 7451. Morpeth Uniting Church Friendship group: Meets fortnightly for singing and entertainment followed by afternoon tea. 4933 1017. Music: Walka Water Works, Sun, 1pm to 4pm. 0407 919 821 or 4930 7598. National Service: Maitland and District National Service and Combined Forces Association of Australia, East Maitland RSL, sub-branch hall, 4th Thurs, 10am. 4932 8100 or 4937 4927. Origin Newcastle: Support group for those separated by adoption

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

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Toastmasters: Cessnock Toastmasters, Cessnock Supporters Club, Mon (except public holidays), 6.45pm. 4990 4581. Maitland. Easts Leisure & Golf Club, East Maitland, Tues, 7pm. 4955 8286. VIEW: Maitland Club, 4th Wed, East Maitland Bowling Club, 10am. 4933 5749. Beresfield Club 1st Wed, Beresfield Bowling Club 10.30am. Hoy morning 3rd Wed Beresfield Seniors Hall 10am. 4966 4649. Yacht: Southern Cross Model Club, Sun, 12pm Walka Water Works. 4932 8948. PARENTING Dads in Distress: Mon, 7.30pm, St Paul’s Church Hall. 0427 330 771. East Maitland Pine Tree GAPS Support group: (Grandparents as Parents Support) Tue during school terms 10am-12pm. St Peters’ Youth Centre, East Maitland. 4933 6662. Lone Fathers Association: 4932 5549 or lonefathers.com.au. MyTime Woodberry: A program for parents and carers of children 0-16 years with a disability or chronic medical condition. Tues, 10am to 12pm. FREE sessions are held at Woodberry Public School at the Place of Friends. 0407 556 854 or 4964 2174. Playconnect Raymond Terrace: A play-based learning opportunity for children six and under with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or like symptoms. Thurs, 9.30am to 11.30 am. Irrawang Public School. 0417 500 886 or 4987 4666. Playgroups: Allergy Aware Playgroup Tue 9.30am-11.30am during school terms. Ashtonfield CommunityHall. 0405 420 011. Ashtonfield Shamrocks Playgroup, Thurs 10am to 12pm and 12pm to 2pm, 1800 171 882. Bolwarra, Wed, 10am to 12pm, St Augustine’s Hall, 4930 3388. East Maitland Playgroup, Tues 10am to 12pm, Tenambit Community Hall, 4933 5272. Kupcakes Disability Integrated Playtime, 10am to 12pm, East Maitland Uniting Church, 4933 2602 or 4995 6041. Little Fish Playschool, Wed, 9.30am to 11.30am, Presbyterian Church Hall, George St, East Maitland, 0421 934 884. Maitland Playgroup, Guides Hall, St Andrews St, Maitland Thurs 10am to 12pm, 4932 9974 or 0423 618 175. Metford Community Playgroup, Wed, 10am to 12pm, Metford Community Hall, 4934 6654 or 4932 1771. Metford/Ashtonfield Mums and Tots, Mon, 10am to 12pm, Metford Community Hall, 4934 4268. Mini Muzos Playgroup, Tues, 10am to 12pm, the Salvation Army youth hall, 1a Bunning Ave, Rutherford 4932 6682. St Peter’s Playtime, East Maitland, Fri, 10am to 12pm, 4934 3431. Morpeth Uniting Church Mon 1011.30am Church hall cnr High and Cumberland Streets Morpeth. 4933 6653. If you know of something going on in Maitland or surrounding areas, please contact us at least two weeks before the date of publication. This is a free community calendar and is for not-for-profit and community organisations. Strict guidelines apply to inclusion in this section. Write to us at The Post PO Box 2321, Dangar, NSW 2309 or email stephen@newcastlepost.com.au.

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LIZOTTE’S NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, Rodrigo Cassiano, Lissy Stanton, Jessica Can, Bunker; Thursday, Whitebridge High School Showcase; Friday, 1927, Chris Byrne; Saturday, The Last Waltz Revival; Sunday, Morgan Evans, Kaylens Rain. MAITLAND LEAGUES CLUB: Friday, Gary Davidson. NEWCASTLE PANTHERS: Saturday, DJs NORTHERN STAR HOTEL: Friday, Jar Jar PEDENS, Cessnock: Friday, Tim Usher; Saturday, Kadence; Tuesday, The Bad and the Ugly. POTTERS BREWERY: Friday, Jerome. QUEENS WHARF BREWERY: Saturday, Jack Daniels and Co, Jerome; Sunday, Freetones. REGAL HOTEL, Kurri: Saturday, Misbehave ROYAL FEDERAL HOTEL: Friday, The Big Bang Quartet; Saturday, Dr Zoom Duo. ROYAL HOTEL, Denman: Saturday, The V-Dubs. RUTHERFORD HOTEL: Saturday, Janey’s Alibi. SHENANIGANS, Maitland: Friday, Karaoke; Saturday, Solid Gold. SINGLETON DIGGERS, Alroy Park: Friday, Dan Beazley. SINGLETON DIGGERS, York Street: Saturday, The Andy Show. SYDNEY JUNCTION HOTEL: Thursday, Open Mic TELARAH BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Karaoke; Saturday, Free Juke Box. WESTS CARDIFF: Saturday, Dr. Love. WICKHAM PARK HOTEL: Wednesday, Flash Jam Night; Friday, Milestones; Saturday, The Flattrakkers, About Face Duo; Sunday, Steve Edmonds, Doin it for the Kids. WINDSOR CASTLE HOTEL: Friday, Dr Zoom Duo; Saturday, Great Big Hits. SEND YOUR FREE ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS FOR THE GUIDE TO: theguide@newcastlepost. com.au or FAX: (02) 49 611 540

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by Elisha Stein

by KATHERINE TWEED

Nutrition in good health

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utrition is a huge part of maintaining good health. Unfortunately, foods in our shops at the moment have more health claims than ever before but we are getting sicker than ever before, too. The more new foods use science to break down products into marketable components (e.g. low cholesterol or highfibre), the further we get from the big picture of real, whole food. It’s crazy but our ancestors in caves had a much better idea of what to eat than we do. The author Michael Pollen has written some books on the subject and I liked his answer to the following often asked question: “Our family is on a budget and can’t afford to eat all organic. Where should we direct our money to get the most benefit; organic produce, meats, dairy?” His answer: Some organic products offer the consumer more value than others, so if you’re on a budget, it’s important to buy organic strategically. “If you have young kids, it’s worth paying the premium on whatever they eat or drink the most of organically. “On produce, some items, when grown conventionally, have more pesticide

Layering the key to keeping warm

residue than others, so when buying these it pays to buy organic. According to the Environmental Working Group, the ‘dirty dozen’ most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables are: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, imported nectarines, imported grapes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce and kale. The ‘clean 15’ are onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocado, asparagus, sweet peas, mangoes, eggplant, cantaloupe, kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potatoes, grapefruit and mushrooms. “But do keep in mind that it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables, regardless of how they’re grown. “In meat, organic is very expensive, and doesn’t necessary ensure that the animals didn’t live on feedlot. I look for grass fed for beef instead, milk and butter, too.” It’s little things like this that help when we start trying to make sense of the massive information overload when it comes to food products. Keep it simple with your families’ food choices, remember what your great Aunt Ethel told you about which foods to eat, and you’ll be on the right track.

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he best thing about winter is that you can always find a way to get yourself to that perfect temperature. In summer, there are times when you just can’t escape the heat – nothing that you wear will make a difference to your temperature. But in winter, we can layer on more clothing; singlets, shirts, jumpers and coats, and add snuggly accessories until we find the perfect temperature. Aside from being great for regulating the temperature, layering clothing looks fantastic – especially with the right accessories. I always follow a set of guidelines when I am getting ready to go out on a cold winter day. Firstly, it is a good idea to pick a colour scheme, maybe one, two or three colours, before you start to get ready – this makes it easier to plan an outfit. Some great colours for the season are dark blue, burgundy and berry colours. I often team one of these colours with a neutral colour like black or cream and then layer from there.

Secondly, while it is easy to go for thick layers because they keep you warmer, in the end you wind up looking like a big, round snowman so I always try to use fitted layers. A long sleeved shirt with a fitted jumper and a fitted cardigan over the top will keep you looking slim. If you are still cold, take a parka or overcoat with you and you can’t go wrong with a warm scarf. Accessories are another great way to layer up an outfit. I like to wear as many warm things as I can find; a beanie, a scarf or two and a pair of gloves are a great way to keep you warm whilst complementing your outfit. I often have to remind myself to experiment with layering, rather than wearing the same outfit over and over. Try wearing different prints for separate layers for a contemporary look and even different types of fabrics for different layers. Mixing prints, fabrics and colours will keep your winter wear interesting and it will add something extra to your look.

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Full Moon In Capricorn Squares Uranus; June 23 – July 8

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March 21 to April 20

This is one of those weeks when it is definitely going to be wise to think before you speak, especially when dealing with colleagues, clients and bosses as it will save you endless trouble. Mind you, other people may not be so considerate and you may have to deal with someone who fails to engage their brain before they open their mouth. Try not to hold this against them – tempting as this may be. It’s far more likely to be due to a lack of thought than malice.

TAURUS

april 21 to may 21

If you have any travel plans on the boil then mattes are likely to be complicated, therefore be certain to check that your car is full of petrol and that connecting flight you are keen to catch is still available. Also, although you are keen to forge ahead with your ambitions, you could jeopardise your chances of success by being too pushy. Make yourself popular by being warm and friendly and showing just how personable you really are!

GEMINI

may 22 to june 21

The Full Moon is in your 8th house, meaning that there could be a few hiccups involving mortgage payments, credit card charges, insurance matters, taxation issues, Centrelink matters, legal and official issues and joint finances that you share with either your business partner, lover or flatmate. The best way to avoid misunderstandings or underhand dealings is for all your communications, on both the professional and personal front, to be clear and unambiguous. Honesty really is the best policy!

CANCER

june 22 to july 22

The Planets are activating your desire to have your own way, and unless you tread carefully this could work against you. By all means put your cards on the table and make it clear what you think is the best course of action, but bear in mind that only yesterday you had everyone on your side and you don’t want to lose your hardwon advantage. So use a little forethought before you charge in where angels fear to tread, to ensure you are making the right call!

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Before you sign off on any important work matter or project, be certain to double check things as something important could easily be overlooked that would be obvious to you at any other time. A little forethought now will save you a lot of trouble later. Your energies levels are going to be low as your batteries will need recharging. If you’ve been burning the candles at both ends or eating or drinking too much, now is the ideal time to cut back on the excess.

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Misunderstandings and confusion is likely with your children and partner; in fact, it will be quite a challenge to work out what someone is up to, as they seem to be doing their best to be evasive. As a result of this situation it is not a good time for important discussions because there is so much scope for crossed communications. Take heed of your intuition as you’ll hit on the perfect way to handle this situation. A bit of positive manipulation won’t go astray!

Your horoscope

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libra

September 24 to OctOBER 23

The planets expose your vulnerable side, making the atmosphere at home and between yourself and certain family members difficult to deal with. You’re particularly tuned into the subtle clues that those closest to you are giving. Be careful, however, about misreading signals someone is sending and then holding it against them. As long as you listen as much with your mind as your heart, a loving relationship can be transformed.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 22

Patience is going to be required on the road as delays of all types are likely. Be certain to allow yourself an extra 20 minutes if you have an important meeting to attend. Complications are likely with paperwork as your head will feel as though it is stuffed with cottonwool. You need to be especially careful when dealing with legal matters or court issues as nothing is going to be straightforward. Problems are also likely with computers and mobile phones!

SAGITTARIUS

november 23 to december 21

You need to be prepared for hidden costs and expenditures as the Full Moon is shining in the financial sector of your chart. Therefore, avoid being impetuous or impulsive when you make decisions to hand over your hardearned. Someone is making all the right noises but something tells you not to trust them completely. Perhaps you have good reason for doubting their word, in which case be extremely circumspect and direct when dealing with them.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 to JANUARY 20

The home and family are certainly front and centre in your mind. Perhaps you will be moving house or planning some changes in your existing home at this time, but either way you will feel excited at the prospect of something new. You are also likely to be doing a lot of entertaining or perhaps having people stay over; either way, you’ll enjoy opening up your home to friends and family. People you haven’t seen for ages will popping up everywhere you go.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO february 19

Your popularity is certainly on the rise as many will come knocking at your door for advice, guidance or just a friendly chat. Thanks to your accurate intuition, your actions are positively inspired. Ideas will just drop into your mind and they’ll definitely work to your advantage. There is also a strong possibility that some money owed to you will finally come your way. This is the ideal time to purchase a new car, mobile phone or computer.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

You are certainly going to be feeling confidant and buoyant about the materialistic side of life as your earning power goes up several notches. Thanks to your entrepreneurial mood, you’ll be ready to tackle any kind of business or financial matter, particularly if the goal is to give you greater freedom. You are determined to clear up any outstanding money matters and wipe the slate clean, so make your intentions clear so that you can negotiate exactly the terms you want.

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42 James Leslie Drive Bed: 4 | Bath: 2 | Car: 2 For Sale: $649,000

J

ust 18-months old, this fourbedroom house sits amid landscaped gardens and makes the most of the picturesque rural

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space is on the lower level. The house also has split system airconditioning , a powder room upstairs and a walk-in linen press downstairs. For more information, phone

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Set on 5 acres in the heart of Luskintyre is this master built architect designed home.Filled with quality inclusions such as ducted air cond. ducted vacuum, under floor heating, high ceilings, LOTS of storage & more. An elegant formal lounge and dining area enclosed with French doors. The floor plan flows through to multiple spacious open plan living areas filled with natural light, tiled floors, and sliding doors opening to the patio. The gourmet kitchen has granite bench tops, gas cooking & walk-in pantry. All 4 bedrooms have ceiling fans & built in robes. The main bedroom is a retreat, with his/hers walk in robes, ensuite with corner spa bath. A large double garage set to the side offers internal entry off a wide hallway. The barn style shed, 15m x 6m, has power, concrete floor, open plan, and the provision if needed for 2 horse stables.

Recently extended and renovated to include 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms it presents as an ideal family home. The caeser stone kitchen sits comfortably in the open plan living and dining space and includes stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage room and a breakfast bench. The interior is sunny and modern with specialty lighting and views to the stunning rear entertaining deck and large yard. The master bedroom also overlooks the yard and has its own walk in robe and luxury ensuite. The single garage has drive-through access to the large machinery shed in the back yard with 2 bay garaging and a workshop / man cave.

$399,000 By appointment stacey Pethers 0407 011 818

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Located on 10 stunning and private acres, only minutes from Cessnock and the famous Hunter Valley vineyards. Consisting of five bedrooms, the main bedroom is king-sized with a walk-in robe and spacious ensuite. The 4 other bedrooms are all queen-sized with built-ins. Open plan living areas have wood fire and are great for relaxing or catching up with family and friends. They open to a delightful, private, Australiana-themed enclosed verandah. A stunning feature of this home is the chef’s kitchen. You’ll find a massive walk-in pantry, stainless steel benches, stainless steel Blanco appliances, including dishwasher and gas cooking. It also has sweeping, stunning views of the bush. A landscaped garden and in-ground pool with new fencing allows for easy maintenace and more fun for the family! POOL

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The home has 4 bedrooms, with the main having a built-in robe. Upstairs has its own private bedroom and living area, complete with A/C. You can cook up a storm in the modern country-style kitchen with a walkin pantry, stone bench tops and room for that large 2 door fridge. The wide windows offer you views to the patio and lovely gardens. A variety of living areas, characterized with tiled floors, wood heater, A/C, beautiful exposed timber beams and high Cathedral ceilings are just some of the features of this individual home. Out the back you can relax in your own small solarium pool whilst enjoying the great outdoors, or relax & entertain under the patio with fairytale gardens. Pathways lead to a wide variety of Australian native trees, roses, bunches of lavender and a stunning pink bougainvillea.

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Stunning views good income potential - 100 Acres. Set high on the edge of the escarpment in a peaceful, private and secluded setting these high quality residential pavillions offer a versatile usage for either home plus guest accommodation or home plus income. On 100 acres of mostly natural bush surrounded by nature are these 3 stunning pavilions designed by the award winning enviro architect Paul Whitsig. All having their own private balconies with 180’ views, all independent and private, one has a disability ramp and facilities.The current owners enjoy the lifestyle off the main split-level pavillion which features a full chefs kitchen incl. S/S appliances. Living areas open through French doors to extra wide verandas, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Holiday let the others offering you the possibility of a convenient income. It would also suit an extended family with needs for individual living spaces. All buildings are designed to take advantage of natural light and views creating a relaxed ambience, high raked ceilings, exposed beams, polished timber floors, A/C, wood heaters, mixed with spacious rooms & tall windows. Bathrooms have corner spa baths also taking advantage of the outlook.

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LochinVar modern With room to moVe This charming home has been totally renovated so you can just move in & enjoy. Seated on 2700m of land with no rear neighbours & in a quiet cul-de-sac, it is in a peaceful location - yet only a short walk to schools & shops, with town water & sewer. The 4 bedrooms offer built in robes, the main can comfortably hold a king sized bed & all have new carpet. Comfort is assured in the roomy living areas with A/C & wood heater. A modern kitchen makes cooking a breeze, with stainless steel gas cooking appliances & dishwasher. Even the bathroom & laundry are all new! Outside you have a huge patio perfect for entertaining or letting the kids run wild, with easy to maintain surrounding gardens. To the side you have a double carport PLUS a triple garage, & wide side access to the rear of the land where is there is a current DA in place for a new shed.

buy noW or at auction auction July 4, 6pm, 107 newcastle rd, east maitland insPect by appointment 6 BED 4 BATH contact cathy cattell 0414 697 424

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Kurri Kurri a Great start

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Are you looking for that perfect start into the property market? Then this home is for you! This solid brick 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 car garage home with extra room for a work shop is set on a flat 651sqm block. Featuring freshly painted walls and ceilings, an updated bathroom and kitchen, finished landscaping and beautiful timber floors throughout you can move in hassle free with nothing to do. Having side access to your double garage is also a great advantage with plenty of potential. Don’t let this one be the one that got away!!

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3 BED 1 BATH 2 CAR

Situated in “The Vintage Estate” this incredible architect designed home offers you a lifestyle that most people only dream of. Only 2 years old, it has a split level floor plan with quality inclusions & backs on to a reserve. The 4 bedrooms spread throughout the home, are designed to enjoy the natural light & each to have its own privacy. A stylish main bedroom is at the rear of the home with an enormous walk in robe / dressing room, & ensuite that has custom made vanities. Another 2 bedrooms are at the front of the home with their own personal bathroom, while upstairs the fourth bedroom is a retreat with its own bathroom, kitchen, living area - perfect for the older teenager or extended family. You have a theatre room, open plan living areas with stunning views, divine push button gas fire place, a gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops, SMEG stainless steel gas appliances, & walk in pantry. Sliding doors open out to an alfresco area perfect for BBQ’s or just to relax. High ceilings, ducted A/C, Queensland shutters to all windows, lots of storage, & custom made fittings through out, are just a few of the features of this beautifully presented home. Top this off with your choice of using the facilities around the estate such as the gym/ fitness centre, pool, restaurant, cafe, & a world class golf course designed by Greg Norman.

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Buderus says he’s fit for Sunday’s clash with the Titans

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ewcastle hooker Danny Buderus is preparing for his long-awaited return to the field when the Knights take on the Gold Coast Titans at home this weekend. The 35-year-old, who underwent a second surgery on his back in April, said he has done everything he can to get his body right for this weekend’s match. “I maybe could have played in the game against Melbourne but it was the right call for me to come back after the bye,” he said. “It allows me to have another six sessions to get everything sorted. “I am starting back in my normal game day routine now and I know I have done everything I can and ticked all the boxes.” The Knights suffered a twopoint loss to the Melbourne Storm last weekend and as a result are sitting in ninth place. Buderus said he is looking forward to the challenge of helping the team turn their season around. “It was tough to see them lead most of the game and perform that well and not get anything out of it,” the hooker said. “I am sure they will bounce back and take a lot of positives out of

Danny Buderus will make his return from injury this weekend. Photo: Newcastle Knights

that game, they are really fighting hard for one another and staying in the games. “I am really excited to be coming back in the situation we are in now, it is a bigger challenge than what it would have been five to six weeks ago.” The former Australian and NSW representative said he was

impressed with the form of new recruit Craig Gower in his first appearance for the red and blue. “He was no doubt nervous, I can remember my first game back in the NRL after being away for a few years,” Buderus said. “He did really well playing against a top notch team out of position at hooker, which he hasn’t

played in a long time. “I am sure he will be looking forward to the Gold Coast game and probably didn’t want a bye [last] week and no doubt has been training really hard.” The Knights take on the Titans at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, June 30. Kick off is at 2pm.

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