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Graffiti attack Councillors despair over recurring graffiti at children’s park AMELIA PARROTT

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aitland councillors Philip and Nicole Penfold have raised concerns over the persistent graffiti attacks that have plagued the children’s playground in Finney Close in Rutherford. Cr Philip Penfold said that despite being cleaned by Maitland City Council twice within the past 5 months, last week vandals yet again targeted the playground, covering “every square metre of the kids’ slides, seats and softfall rubber floor� with tags, messages and obscenities. Cr Penfold said he found it most concerning that the destructive behaviour was occurring less than 200 metres from the Rutherford Youth Space, an area targeted by Maitland City Council under the NSW Government’s graffiti ‘hot spot’ program, which was launched in March last year to prevent graffiti. He believes more needs to be done to educate local youths about the cost of their vandalism and suggested the establishment of a forum between youth, councillors and Council staff. “Graffiti removal costs Council tens of thousands of dollars a year,� he said. “The solution is engaging the youth – having a conversation with them about the cost of their actions and perhaps they can even let us in about why they are doing this to Council property.� A spokesperson from Maitland City Council said that Council currently do not have a policy on graffiti prevention but are proactive in graffiti removal and offer rewards for information leading to a conviction regarding the vandalism of a council asset.

CUTS WILL BLEED Health industry workers took to the streets of Newcastle last week, furious over O’Farrell Government’s reported $3 billion in health cuts. Health workers were joined outside Newcastle Panthers on Wednesday by Health Services Union (HSU) representatives, local Labor MPs and councillors and State Opposition Leader, John Robertson, as they marched to Liberal MP Tim Owen’s Hunter Street office...

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f all the many speeches, editorials and pronouncements given over the course of this year’s Australia Day celebrations, we think Kurt Fearnley’s impassioned Australia Day Address came in fi rst place. Fearnley, a three-time gold medal winning Paralympian, marathon competitor and all round nice guy, delivered an impressive and pointed speech, calling Australia’s system for supporting disabled people “broken”. The numbers are sobering – 45 per cent of disabled people in this country live in poverty. If this is not shameful enough, it’s more than double that of our OECD counterparts. We also fall behind in employment participation rates amongst people with a disability, ranking 21 out of 29 OECD countries. And we come last of all these countries in the correlation between disability and poverty. Last. Journalist Melissah Comber has more on Kurt Fearnley’s Australia Day Address in her story on page 5. We’ve also got the details of why health industry workers from around the Hunter stormed the office of Newcastle MP, Tim Owen, last week. You’ll fi nd this story on page 3. As always, let us know what you think and send us anything you’d like to see covered. Send your story tips and photographs to editorial@newcastlepost.com.au

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Angry health industry workers march on MP’s office to protest cuts AMELIA PARROTT

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ealth industry workers took to the streets of Newcastle last week, furious over O’Farrell Government’s reported $3 billion in health cuts. Health workers were joined outside Newcastle Panthers on Wednesday by Health Services Union (HSU) representatives, local Labor MPs and councillors and State Opposition Leader, John Robertson, as they marched to Liberal MP Tim Owen’s Hunter Street office to launch the union’s “O’Farrell Cuts – We Bleed” campaign. The protests came amidst reports that the Hunter New England (HNE) Health asbestos removal unit could be axed as a result of cuts to the health budget. Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia president, Barry Robson, who addressed the 50 strong crowd, said he, “couldn’t believe it when [he] found out they were going to cut the asbestos removal unit. “700 Australians a year die from mesothelioma, which is caused only by exposure to asbestos. “For a government to take the team away that are identifying the risk to people, it is only going to continue this carnage of Australians.” HNE Health manager, area facilities

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management unit, Phil Gralton, said four staff currently undertook limited asbestos removal duties as required and the organisation is currently reviewing recent changes to Work Health and Safety legislation to determine how they can best comply with the new requirements regarding asbestos removal and management. Community nurse and Maitland councillor, Loretta Baker, attended the

protest and spoke out about the cuts. She said the budget cuts would have a devastating impact on the health system. “Traditionally, [cuts] always affect those worst off because they can’t afford to go out and fi nd services in the private sector and don’t usually have health insurance to support that,” she said. “I don’t see how these cuts can do anything but affect our health system

negatively.” In a statement, NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, expressed her disappointment that the HSU and the Opposition were continuing to “scaremonger about the NSW health budget. “Labor and the HSU continue to claim that $3 billion is being ‘cut’ out of the NSW health system,” “They know this is not true,” she said.

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Nashville calling Hunter singer-songwriter wins music contest

Telstra Road to Discovery winner, Melody Pool

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urri Kurri singer-songwriter, Melody Pool, has taken out the Telstra Road to Discovery competition at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. The 21-year-old was announced as the songwriter category winner at a special event last Tuesday night, beating over half a dozen hopefuls. As part of the prize, Ms Pool will travel to Nashville to undertake a 12-month music industry mentorship, which will see her performing, recording and working with some of the most respected names in the music business.

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The judges praised the young singer for a soulful performance of two original songs, ‘The Hurting Scene’ and ‘Henry’. “I really felt the songs on stage…and I was proud of how I performed,” she said. “The recognition of winning is such a compliment, especially in the company of such esteemed talent alongside me.” Rebekah O’Flaherty from Telstra presented Ms Pool and fellow winner Gena Rose with their prizes, commending the depth of talent in the competition. Speaking on the night, Ms O’Flahery said: “Over the past 10 years, we have uncovered an extraordinary amount of talent from around the country and tonight’s show is a testament to the longevity of the program and its place in supporting the next generation of Australian music.”

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en dressed as genies, champagne and a swing band are just a few of the things attendees of the inaugural Maitland Relay for Life Ball on Saturday, April 6 will be treated to. The ‘Arabian Nights’ themed ball will be used as the launch pad for team registrations for September’s Relay for Life to be held at Maitland Sportsground. Last year, $187 000 was raised at the relay, and this is year it is hoped that the figure will top $200,000. To bolster the fundraising potential, a raffle and auctions will be held on the night. “There will also be a few surprise-themed forms of entertainment,” said Yvette Cavanagh, committee chair. “Well-built genie men serving champagne on arrival is just the start.”

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Whole tables of 10-12 seats can be purchased, but single tickets will also be sold. The Maitland Relay for Life Ball will be held on April 6 at Maitland Town Hall. Tickets are $100 per person which includes champagne, canapés, a three course dinner, and live music by The Swing Kings. Tickets can be purchased from Reading Cinemas or VIVA Hair on High Street.


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wo of Maitland’s most outstanding citizens were given due recognition as part of Maitland City Council’s Australia Day celebrations on Saturday. Busy octogenarian, Max Ray, received the Citizen of the Year Award for his tireless work in the Maitland community spanning more than 50 years. Since moving to Maitland in 1960 from Tamworth with his wife Maureen, Mr Ray has been involved in the Masonic Lodges, giving 62 years of service as secretary, treasurer and caretaker. Over the years he has also held the position of treasurer with the Bruce Street Community Hall Management Committee, East Maitland Men’s Probus Club and East Maitland Branch ALP and has volunteered with Meals on Wheels. In nominating Mr Ray, Labor councillor Robert Aitchison said: “Max [did] not seek remuneration for [his volunteer work] as it is just part of his way of life.” Rutherford Technology High Captain, Phoebe Ferguson, was awarded Young Citizen of the Year. She was nominated by the school’s community liaison officer, Maryka Gibson. “Phoebe has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a commitment to her community, both at school and the wider community,” she said.

Paralympic gold medalist, Kurt Fearnley, delivers his Australia Day address last Tuesday

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he Hunter’s Kurt Fearnley has used his Australia Day Address as a platform for the rights of the disabled. The three-time Paralympic gold medalist gave the speech on January 22 at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music and spoke about how a lack of government support is holding back people with a disability. “The linchpin for the advancement of life as a person with a disability in Australia is the support of government through programs and funding,” he said. Fearnley presented statistics compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-

Operation and Development that state that 45 per cent of Australians with a disability live near or below the poverty line. “Our system is broken, it isn’t doing enough,” he said. He also spoke about the trial rollout of the National Insurance Disability Scheme, mentioning that the largest trial site will be the Hunter, and addressing concerns about the cost of the scheme. “Pride in a socially just country has no price tag and this needs to happen. “Without empathy and support from within my community, I would have never found my way to the life I get to live now; where a community found that the cost to support me was an investment into the lives of all of those who I have been able to interact with.”

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population set to double by the time the babies of today are all grown up. If we raise our children to have pride in their city, I believe we will be left with some bright young people who wish to stay in Maitland and continue the progress of the previous generation. I think, from time to time, it is important that we, as a city, stop and give ourselves a pat on the back. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all too easy to be negative and, of course, Council has faced many challenges in its time. However, I think some important and transformational decisions have come out of Council in recent times that will help shape our future and provide for our growing population. In the next twelve months we will see that change begin and I hope the year is a successful one, not only for the city as a whole, but for each resident as we strive to maintain Maitland as a desirable place to live, work and learn.

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YOUR COUNCIL NEWS NOTIFICATION OF CALL FOR PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS REVIEW OF THE MAITLAND URBAN SETTLEMENT STRATEGY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2010 EDITION HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE GROWTH OF MAITLAND On 27 November 2012, Council resolved to undertake a public consultation process to initiate the biennial review of the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy (MUSS) 2010 Edition. The MUSS is Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary strategic land use policy framework to guide future land use directions and decisions in the Maitland LGA. The review will consider the outcome of strategic planning initiatives (including the completion of the Maitland LEP 2011, Central Maitland Structure Plan and Activity Centres and Employment Clusters), the latest census data and the current review of the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy. The review will also take into consideration submissions from stakeholders and the community. Key issues for consideration in the review include: sHigh levels of current and forecast residential growth sEffective management of environmental and rural assets of the city, including ďŹ&#x201A;ood liable land sProvision of affordable housing sMaintaining a balance between the creation of economic and employment opportunities and residential development sHousing diversity including provision of variety in types, sizes and tenures sProvision of residential development through inďŹ ll and urban extension sIntegration of residential activities within town centres, particularly Central Maitland, including the potential for live/work units, shop top housing and increased densities at the edge of Activity Centres and large public transport nodes sProviding adequate infrastructure for future urban development

sMaitland City Council Administration Building 285â&#x20AC;&#x201C;287 High Street, Maitland Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thursday: 8.30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5.00pm Friday: 8.30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4.30pm

sEast Maitland Branch Library 3 Garnett Road, East Maitland Monday: 9.00amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6.00pm Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thursday: 9.00amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7.00pm Friday: 9.00amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5.00pm Saturday: 9.00amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2.00pm

The Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy is also available online via Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.maitland.nsw.gov.au Persons wishing to make comment on the review of the MUSS 2010 should do so in writing to: The General Manager, Maitland City Council, PO Box 220, Maitland NSW 2320 Alternatively comments can be emailed to strategicplanning@maitland.nsw.gov.au Submissions should be received no later than 4.30pm on Tuesday 5 March 2013 and should quote reference number 103/77/5. Under the NSW State Government legislation, you are required to disclose to Council any political donations and/or gifts when you are making a submission to the MUSS 2010 Edition. When making a submission please complete Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Form and submit it with your comments on the draft plan. A copy of the form is available from Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.maitland.nsw.gov.au, Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Administration Building and Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Libraries (Central Maitland, East Maitland, Thornton and Rutherford). For further information regarding the review of the MUSS 2010 Edition, please contact Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Urban Growth Team on 4934 9732.

NOTICE OF GAZETTAL MAITLAND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2011 AMENDMENT NO. 1 sLand known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farley Urban Release Areaâ&#x20AC;? sLot 7 DP855275 Wilton Drive, East Maitland sLots 111 & 113 DP804336 and Lots 256 & 257 DP813454, Louth Park Road, Louth Park Pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given of the gazettal of Maitland Local Environmental Plan 2011 Amendment No 1 for the rezoning of the abovementioned land. sLand contained within the Farley Urban Release Area was rezoned to R1 General Residential zone and E3 Environmental Management zone, and was also classiďŹ ed as an Urban Release Area under the MLEP 2011. sLot 7 DP855275 Wilton Drive, East Maitland was rezoned to R1 General Residential zone under the MLEP 2011. sLots 111 & 113 DP804336 and Lots 256 & 257 DP813454 Louth Park Road, Louth Park were rezoned to R5 Large Lot Residential zone under the MLEP 2011. The LEP was made by the Minister for Planning and took effect on 18 January 2013. Further enquiries should be directed to the City Strategy team on 4934 9732.

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Greenwaste Disposal Trial Program Drop-off a trailer load of greenwaste for free and collect a free trailer of mulch at Mt Vincent Waste Disposal Site at 109 Mt Vincent Road, East Maitland. Weekends only. Domestic quantities only.

Compost Bins and Worm Farms Compost bins are available for purchase at the low price of $37 and worm farms for $77. Call Customer Service to order and pick up from Council Administration Building, High Street, Maitland.

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I don’t think I’m a very good parent. I feel guilty about all the mistakes I’ve made with my kids. What can I do? You are personally responsible for everything in your life – but only when you become aware of this responsibility. There’s no point feeling guilty for being a “bad” parent when you didn’t know any better. We are never our behaviours. We act the way we believe we should act, based on our upbringing and experience. If your mother yelled at you, then chances are you’ll yell at your own kids. Stop feeling guilty. Now is the time to look closely at your behaviour. Think about what you are modelling for your kids. Are you an inspiration to them or a warning? At Dare2XL, we use NLP coaching, Time-Line Therapy and Hypnosis to help you change your behaviour at an unconscious level. As soon as you do this, it is natural to behave in a different way. If you don’t like the way you are acting, we can help you change it.

In my line of work I get asked to advise on a lot of issues around the employment relationship. It may be at the beginning when recruiting, somewhere in the middle with performance issues or at the end when the employment relationship ends. Like all good relationships COMMUNICATION is the key to forming a strong workplace. Today let us focus at the beginning: Recruitment (Get this right and you are on your way to having a better workplace) As a recruiter this starts when you write the job ad. Don’t oversell the role / the company etc. Be honest with the candidates when they ask questions. Communicate the key components of what you are seeking and you will find the match you are looking for. I have a high number of job seekers walk through my door shortly after starting a new job because it is not the job they were told it would be. No one wins!!! When you interview - remember you are trying to find out if this candidate fits your needs. Let them do the talking. LISTENING is a vital piece of communication, use it wisely. If you are the candidate you have a big role to play as well. Focus on this role and be honest with the employer. Taking a position you are not suited for ends in disaster for all parties. You expect HONESTY from the employer so in good faith give honesty back in return. The workplace forms a massive part of our lives and for some dictates who we are. Work on ensuring the communication both formal and informal is effective and I guarantee all will be more successful. Craig McGregor is the Director of Hunter Recruitment Group & Retain HR – leading recruitment and Human Resource Professional to Hunter business. If you LIKE what Craig has said LIKE his face book page where you will find the “Best Jobs in the Hunter”

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There is a history of alcohol abuse in my family. I’m afraid my kids will go down the same path. Is it true that your behaviour is determined by your genes? No. Do not accept the fatalistic message of genetic determinism. You are not “stuck with your genes”. New studies in biology, particularly by Dr Bruce Lipton PhD, show that your children’s genes “reflect only their potential, not their destiny”. Just because Dad drinks, doesn’t mean his son will. It’s up to you to provide an environment that allows your kids to develop to their highest potential, no matter what their background. This doesn’t mean expensive toys or fancy schools. It means time, communication and, above all, love. Work on yourself first and be the person you want your kids to be. This is not genetic: it’s a choice. To make the right choices and break the patterns of the past, you need to find some internal space. Meditation is a great way to do this.

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aking healthy choices for your children can be done in many ways throughout life, however, I see immunisation as one way to protect their little bodies from serious diseases for the rest of their lives. Vaccinations work by triggering the immune system to fight against diseases. If a vaccinated person comes in contact with these diseases, their immune system is able to respond effectively, preventing the disease developing or reducing its severity. Newborn babies are protected by their motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antibodies, which last only for a small time after birth. (However, if the baby is breastfed, the mother will continue to pass on antibodies and protect her baby from some diseases.) Babies should be given immunisations before these antibodies wear off completely. The fi rst immunisation is recommended at birth, Hepatitis b, and the schedule for vaccinations continue until the child is 4-years-old and then a few as a teenager such as the HPV vaccine for girls to prevent the virus that can develop into cervical cancer.

Some of the many infectious diseases that were once common in Australia include, polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), are now vaccinated against. Immunisation is a proven tool for controlling and even eradicating disease. An immunisation campaign carried out by the World Health Organization from 1967 to 1977 eradicated the natural occurrence of smallpox. Since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, polio infections have fallen by 99 per cent, and five million people have escaped paralysis. Between 2000 and 2008, measles deaths dropped worldwide by 78 per cent. Benefit to risk, vaccines are generally safe, and side effects are usually minor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially when compared to the diseases they are designed to prevent. So, if you are unsure about getting your child immunised, do some research into the diseases they prevent, and think of it as a health investment for your family.

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hroughout the season we see different trends come and go. There are those trends that last for weeks, those that last for months and some that never really stick at all but it is up to each individual person as to whether you jump on the band wagon or watch the trend sail by. Too many times I have been the one to sit by and watch others take up the trend without touching it, however a new trend has arisen in the last few weeks that I simply canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look past. After years of the reign of the platform, peep toe and sky high pumps, we have fi nally seen the return of the pointed stilettos. It is hard to fi nd a shoe that can make an outfit look equally elegant, sexy and powerful at the same time but in my opinion, the pointed toe does all three. I fi rst noticed pointed stilettos before I made it to high school, when I used to play dress ups with my sister, strutting around the house in mumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old sling backs (although for some reason, we had one black and one white shoe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where the other half of each pair went, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know).

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It was years after this that I found a beautiful pair of ivory silk pointed stilettos in a local op shop and I always imagined that they were someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding shoes. They made the perfect addition to my early teenage wardrobe. It was not until a week ago, whilst trawling through my Vogue and Bazaar Australia Magazines and scrolling through â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Style Tagâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, my favourite app, that I noticed how often the pointed stiletto made an appearance. They were worn by celebrities on the red carpet, by your every day girl with jeans and by businesswomen to work. Finally, a shoe for every occasion! Not only can they be worn on every occasion but the fact that they vary in heights and styles means that the shoe can be worn with any style. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to love? Now, I will admit, they can get a little uncomfortable but ladies, what shoe doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t! The pointed stiletto could be the best addition to your wardrobe this season and I know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be getting myself a few pairs for the rest of summer and for the next few seasons.

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Money matters are improving by the day and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no need to wait for others to start the ball rolling or give you the go ahead. Your drive and independence will enable you to achieve almost anything you turn your hand to. With the Full Moon in the fiery sign of Leo it is important that you take care when travelling from place to place, particularly where traffic laws are concerned, otherwise youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll end up in hot water!

CANCER JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

Turn an ordinary event into something special by giving loved ones star treatment. The planets are highlighting warmth and generosity and this works both ways and you may soon be in for the treat of a lifetime. Unfortunately the Full Moon falls in your fi nancial area and it will pay to avoid expensive shops and to leave your valuables at home. If you fail to take notice of this, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make a big hole in your bank account.

LEO JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

The Full Moon is in your sign making you a little bit grumpy and bad tempered. However, if you keep yourself busy youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel satisfied with your efforts. Mars and Neptune are gingering up your social life as well as romance, but be careful of confusing a strong physical attraction with love. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy yourself and let off a bit of steam, just make sure that nobody gets hurt... and that includes you!

VIRGO AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

The Full Moon falls in a highly sensitive area of your chart, therefore you may be feeling physically or mentally out of sorts. Why not use this time for tackling jobs either around the home or at work that have been neglected. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, on any account, try to be adventurous and start anything new otherwise youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come unstuck. At work you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to go courting compliments as they will come your way quite spontaneously!

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Mars is in your sister air sign of Aquarius and so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re likely to shine either in a sport or in connection with something creative. If you have romance in mind itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ideal time for getting out to a place you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally visit as you are likely to meet someone really special. You need to tread warily where your friends are concerned, as it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take much to upset them. If you ignore this advice, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely that someone may exit from your life.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

A happy and sociable glow is being thrown over home and property matters and it looks as if you will be entertaining a great deal and introducing the family to your new friends. If you work in the building trades or from home youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be doing exceptionally well over the coming weeks. With the Full Moon in Leo things could become somewhat tricky at work, so keep a low profi le and get on with what needs to be done rather than being too ambitious.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Th is is not the ideal time to be travelling or dealing with foreigners as things are likely to be arduous. If taking any kind of exam or dealing with legal matters, be certain to double check things before you sign off on them as your concentration may not be the best. You are in the mood for fun and are going to become rather restless if you spend too much time in doors, so why not search out new entertainment venues!

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

With Mars in Aquarius, this is the ideal time to generate a fresh source of income, if you are in your own business then market it in a new way as you will fi nd that others place a higher value on your talents and resources than you do. Th is is the ideal time to invest in property or to fi nd ways to minimise your taxes. However, you need to be careful of how you deal with colleagues as conditions at work are likely to be rather stressful.

AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

With Mars illuminating your sign youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re given the green light to push ahead into the limelight and let other people in on your plans as well as your thoughts and feelings. However, you need to be careful of how you handle loved ones as irritations and aggravations are likely. Therefore, even though others are likely to stick to their guns, instead of getting hot headed it is better to be ready to diff use an argument with an impartial attitude.

PISCES FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Your popularity is high with friends and partners, so you might as well soak it up and be as indulgent as you can. However, the Full Moon falls directly in your work sector where there could be some disagreements and stress between yourself and those at work. Instead of insisting or bulldozing ahead regardless of what others say, it might be a good idea to sit back and give yourself time to think before you do something you would regret!

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Located in the heart of Cessnock with THOUSANDS of cars passing daily This prime commercial site offers the astute buyer endless possibilities. It is situated on 1080 sq m of land with the capability of 20 car spaces   KYP]L^H`Z ;OL  ZX T VM Ă&#x2026;VVY ZWHJL PZ ^LSS placed to one side of the lot, giving you the room to expand the existing building if you need to. Currently [OL V^ULYZ HYL VWLYH[PUN HU L_JLSSLU[ JHZO Ă&#x2026;V^ business in take away fast food and fresh sea food. It has a very good reputation around the district for its quality food and lovely customer service. The long term owners now wish to retire and are ready to train the new owners on their secrets of the trade. This A-grade MYLLOVSK WYVWLY[` PZ MVY ZHSL ¸^HSR PU^HSRš V\[ ^P[O the business - or maybe you have plans of a different nature for this site & donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require the existing business. Whatever your interests call Cathy NOW to discuss this wonderful opportunity.

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$770,000 By Appointment Cathy Cattell 0414 697 424

4934 2000

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

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For more information, phone PRD Nationwide Hunter Valley on 4934 2000 or listing agent Charlie Lund on 0429 139 260. Inspect: By appointment.

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Choose to use this property as a holiday rental or a weekend retreat. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single carport lodge with a loft is the pinnacle of country resort style living with views from your back patio across the Barrington tops. Resort facilities include a pool, tennis court, kayaking, mountain biking and more. Â&#x2039;:[H`\W[VTVU[OZH[HU`VULNP]LU[PTL Â&#x2039;<ZLHZHOVSPKH`YLU[HSVYHNL[H^H`MVY`V\YZLSM Â&#x2039;/VSPKH`YLU[HSTHUHNLTLU[H]HPSHISL Â&#x2039;7YP]H[L:WHHUK))8HYLH  Â&#x2039;0UKVVY^VVKĂ&#x201E;YLWSHJL Â&#x2039;6WLUWSHUJV\U[Y`SP]PUN  Â&#x2039;UKSP]PUNYVVTPUSVM[

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9th February 3pm in Office By Appointment Luke Anderson or Nick Clarke 0408 976 509

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9th February 3pm in Office By Appointment Charlie Lund 0429 139 260

4934 2000

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

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urrent world surfi ng champions Joel Parkinson and Stephanie Gilmore have signed on to compete at the Burton Toyota Surfest next month. The competition, to be held at Merewether Beach from February 18-24, has attracted surfi ng royalty in the past, the likes of former world champions Layne Beachley and Mick Fanning. Securing Parkinson and Gilmore is a massive coup for the event, with more fans expected to turn out to take in the thrilling action. “To have Australia’s Parkinson and Gilmore competing in Newcastle, fresh from their ASP [Association of Surfi ng Professionals] World Title wins, is a testament to the strength and ongoing success of Surfest,” said George Souris, Minister for Tourism and Events. Kim Burton, from event sponsor Burton Toyota, said the two world champs’ appearance at the event would focus the surfi ng world’s interest on Newcastle and the Hunter. “Both are accomplished surfers and wonderful ambassadors for surfi ng.” Parkinson said he is relishing the

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