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New day for training Plans for a $5 million training facility in Rutherford unveiled

THE BIG SWITCH At 9am last Tuesday, analog signals across Northern NSW were switched off for over 550,000 household and Hunter residents trying to watch free to air without a digital TV or a digital set-top box were left with snowy screens. In Thornton, community and Council representatives gathered together to countdown the switchover, with many of those in attendance wellprepared for the change.

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HVTC executive director Kay Sharp, Robyn Parker and HVTC chairman, Bob Cameron inspecting the plans for the new centre Photo: KRISTY HODGSON

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n what is being seen as a positive move for jobs and job training in the Hunter region, plans to build a $5 million Skills Centre at Rutherford were unveiled by the Hunter Valley Training Company (HVTC) on Thursday. HVTC chairman, Bob Cameron AO, said HVTC apprentices and trainees from its HunterV-Tec arm, currently located at East Greta

Junction, will benefit from the new facility. The new Spitfi re Place centre will overcome some of the challenges of the current heritagelisted site, which has a privately operated railway system with access to the mainline, Mr Cameron said. “The new centre will enable HVTC to meet the changing nature of training and provide even higher quality training to apprentices and trainees,� he said. “We will have better facilities and more space to offer new courses, non-accredited, accredited and short courses, alongside

traditional training.� The new facility is expected to keep and grow jobs in the Hunter region. “These new facilities will benefit people and employers across the Hunter and beyond,� Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, said. Hunter-V-Tec provides training to more than 185 apprentices and trainees a year, specialising in training apprentices in traditional trades for the mining, manufacturing and rail industries. Work on the new facility is expected to begin early next year, with the centre operational from early 2014.

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hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty happening across the Lower Hunter. In what is traditionally a quieter time of the year when businesses and organisations start winding down ahead of Christmas, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen a number of big announcements over the past week. Perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign of the times and from what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hearing from a lot of people, part and parcel of a frenetic 2012. Whatever is behind it, the developments are encouraging. Our front page story covers the announcement that Hunter Valley Training Group will build a new, state of the art training facility for Hunter apprentices at Rutherford next year. Last Monday saw the opening of a Wesley Mission Out of Home Care office in Maitland, which will provide support for around 8,000 local people in need. Maitland Councillors decided on a fi nal concept design for the redevelopment of the Mall during their meeting last week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; another step closer to bringing new businesses and new shopping opportunities. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the good news that Kurri Kurri singer-songwriter, Melody Pool, has been named in the fi nal 10 of the Telstra Road to Discovery competition. We wish Melody all the best when she performs at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival, where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll vie for the top prize. You can read about Melodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success on page 11. Phew!

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Crowds gather for silent vigil in support of sexual abuse victims TRICIA MOROSIN

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crowd gathered in Civic Park, Newcastle in the driving rain last Tuesday evening to express support for survivors of child sexual abuse and to protest against the silence of powerful institutions in regards to historical sexual abuse. In a moving vigil, participants lit candles and stood together for one hour of silence – the only sound being a chant written specially for the occasion, sung in 15-minute intervals. It was the third annual ‘Silence Against Silence’ ceremony and this year’s event follows the recent announcement of a Royal Commission into the handling of child sexual abuse within institutions. Event organiser, Helen Keevers, was inspired to create the ‘Silence Against Silence’ ceremony during her time working in a professional conduct unit of a church. “From my work I came to understand how these matters affect people […] and I wanted to show my concern and support for them,” Ms Keevers said. “I also wanted to show my distaste for the way sometimes these matters have been handled historically.” According to Ms Keevers, the gathering was an opportunity for members of the broader Hunter community to also express their concerns.

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Greer Fearon, Coco Fearon, Meighan Fearon, Helen Keevers, and Maggie Fearon at the event in Civic Park

“[Th is event] is an opportunity to turn silence into a positive message of support for those trying to come to grips with the effect of child sexual abuse on their lives,”

Ms Keevers said. “Survivors often feel unwarranted shame and fear coming forward, lest they be disbelieved.

“We want them to know they are not alone and that we are all prepared to stand up against the institutions that turn a blind eye to these abhorrent crimes.”

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Change in the airwaves For the Mayor, the switchover to digital brought back fond memories TRICIA MOROSIN

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unter residents trying to watch free to air without a digital TV or a digital set-top box last Tuesday morning were left with snowy screens, as analog signals to over 550,000 households in Northern NSW were switched off. In Thornton, community and Council representatives gathered to countdown the switchover at 9am, with many of those in attendance prepared for the change. “We went and got my Grandma ready a couple of months ago; got her a set-top box and a new TV for another room [so that] she’ll still have TV after today,” local resident, Lauren Colvin, said. “We kind of explained it to her [because] she didn’t really know what was happening or what a set-top box was but she’s all prepared now and comfortable with it.” For Maitland Mayor, Peter Blackmore, the switchover reminded him of another historic TV moment. “I well remember that my parents would take my brother and myself – we’d be dressed in our pajamas and dressing gown – down to the local electrical retailer and we’d stand outside at night and watch the fi rst television coming on,” Mr Blackmore said. “That was back in 1956, so to be here today [and to see] analog switched off and

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Councillors choose design for High Street Mall amid costing concerns AMELIA PARROTT

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aitland Council has entered the detailed design and documentation phase of the High Street Mall redevelopment project after voting unanimously to adopt the concept design put forward by urban designers McGregor Coxall when Council met last week. The design includes the refurbishment of the mall, river walk and Bourke Street river link, as well as the establishment of a second river link near Bulwer Street. Councillor Bob Geoghegan was cautious in his support of the motion, urging councillors to consider the other important projects Council had in the pipeline. “It’s about how much we can afford to spend,” Cr Geoghegan said. “There are other major projects we are planning to complete within our fouryear term including the central library and indoor pool and there is only a limited amount of money at our disposal. “We can’t jeopardise these projects for the sake of the Mall.” Councillors will choose between four options, ranging in cost from $7 million to $18 million. Cr Arch Humphrey was one of a number of councillors who expressed concerns about relying solely on major retailers and the shared pedestrian/

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The High Street Mall concept design adopted by Maitland Council

vehicle zone to ensure the Mall’s success. “We have to be careful when we’re talking about the sort of money like $18 million,” he said. “Newcastle opened their Mall to traffic,

then David Jones moved out and they lost 50 per cent of their tenants.” Cr Loretta Baker had a more optimistic view. She said Maitland was not like

Newcastle and Council should be supporting retailers who had already made fledgling moves onto the riverbank. What do you think of the design? Email editorial@newcastlepost.com.au

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Maitland makeover New branding for the city incorporates ‘window’ theme AMELIA PARROTT

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aitland’s public image has been given a makeover with councillors voting to introduce fresh branding for the city. Brand Maitland was created through a series of workshops with Maitland City Council staff, the City Centre Marketing Advisory Board and the Vibrant River City reference panel with the aim of bringing together existing Council brands under one umbrella. The new brand features a motif of the letter ‘M’, made to resemble arch windows, symbolising a fresh point of view for Maitland. Councillor Brian Burke said the ‘window’ design was “absolutely fantastic” and has “great mileage”, while Cr Peter Garnham said it was “the fi rst marketing strategy we have got right across all areas of Council.” Maitland City Council’s sub-brands Maitland Aquatics, Library, Events, Your Say and recruitment were also rebranded with the ‘window’ design. Maitland City Centre was also given a facelift and will now be known as The Levee.

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aitland City Council is asking for feedback from residents in reviewing the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy (MUSS). The MUSS is Council’s primary strategic land use policy framework to guide future land use directions and decisions. “We’ve organised a longer than usual consultation period because of the Christmas break and we’re hoping the community will see this as an opportunity to provide their feedback,” said Manager Urban Growth, Ian Shillington. Public submissions are being taken on the MUSS for three months from today, December 5.

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YOUR COUNCIL NEWS PUBLIC NOTICES MAITLAND CITY COUNCIL PICNIC DAY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FRIDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2012 NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO SERVICES Council operating hours and services will be changed for Friday, 7 December 2012, due to our Annual Picnic Day. StafďŹ ng levels may be limited at the ofďŹ ces or facilities that are open, and residents are asked to take this into consideration if attending these points of service. Council staff will however, endeavour to meet the needs of the community. The following services will apply on this day: sAdministration Building, High Street, Maitland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Customer Service Centre will be open to receive payments, answer routine enquiries and take messages. sArt Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open as usual. sLibraries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closed. sSwimming Pools â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Maitland Pool is closed to the public from 10am to 2pm. East Maitland Pool open as usual. sWaste Disposal Depot, Mt Vincent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open as usual. sWaste Collection Services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Normal garbage collection services, however it is requested that bins are placed out the night before as collection times may be earlier than usual. Council is not obliged to return to collect bins not presented for collection. sWorks Depot â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closed. sVisitor Information Centre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open as usual. sMaitland Gaol â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open as usual.

CHRISTMAS 2012 & NEW YEAR 2013 ARRANGEMENTS

NAMING OF PUBLIC ROAD ROADS ACT 1993

Maitland City Council will be closing its ofďŹ ces, libraries and certain other buildings and services during the forthcoming Christmas/New Year period. The following arrangements will apply during that period:

Notice is hereby given that Maitland City Council, in pursuance of section 162 of the Roads Act 1993 and Part 2 of the Roads Regulation 2008, proposes to name the following new road:

s!DMINISTRATION"UILDINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closes at 4.30pm on Friday, 21 December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

Location: Off Bolwarra Park Drive, Bolwarra Heights

s-AITLAND2EGIONAL!RT'ALLERYâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open every day as usual between Christmas and New Year from 10am to 5pm, except Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. s,IBRARIESâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; All library branches will open regular hours on Saturday, 22 December 2012. All branches will be closed from Monday, 24 December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2013. s3WIMMING0OOLSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closed at 4pm on Monday 24 December 2012. Closed full day Christmas Day only. Open Boxing Day from 11am to 7pm. Closed at 5 pm New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve. Open at 11am on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. s7ASTE$ISPOSAL$EPOT -T6INCENTâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closed Christmas Day only. s7ASTE#OLLECTION3ERVICESâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; There will be no kerbside waste collection service on Christmas Day. Tuesday (Christmas Day) collection will be carried out on Wednesday (Boxing Day). The remainder of the weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service will be the day after the normal collection day (eg. Friday service will be collected on Saturday). All waste collection operations will resume normal service the week starting 31 December 2012. s7ORKS$EPOTâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closes at 3.30pm on Friday, 21 December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2013.

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s6ISITOR)NFORMATION#ENTREâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closes at 3pm on Monday, 24 December 2012 and will reopen Boxing Day from 9am to 5pm. Opened every day between Christmas and New Year from 9am to 5pm, except New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, when opening hours will be 11am to 3pm.

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s-AITLAND'AOLâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closes at 4pm on Sunday, 23 December 2012. Closed 24 December 2012. Open for tours every day between Christmas and New Year from 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. For emergencies during the closure period please contact the Customer Service Centre on 4934 9700.

Proposed Name: Riverside Street DA Number: 03-3317 The developer has proposed the above road name as the road runs adjacent to the Hunter River. A period of 28 days from 5 December 2012 is allowed during which persons may lodge with Council written submissions regarding this proposal. Any submissions made should be addressed to the General Manger and detail fully any objection to same.

ERRATUM NAMING OF PUBLIC ROADS Notice is hereby given that Maitland City Council, in pursuance of Section 162 of the Roads Act 1993 and Part 2 of the Roads Regulation 2008, has approved the following new road name/s for gazettal: Deposited Plan: DP1124849, DP717879, DP841959, DP530358, DP1080705, DP1067060 & DP1129334 Location: Off Aberglasslyn Road and Oakhampton Road, Aberglasslyn In the New South Wales Government Gazette No. 116 published on 2 November 2012, page number 4608, the street name Butcherbird Street was included in error. Butcherbird Street has been withdrawn and replaced with Lorikeet Street. The above road names have been advertised and notiďŹ ed. No objections to the proposed name/s have been received during the prescribed 28-day period. David Evans, General Manager, Maitland City Council, High Street (PO Box 220) Maitland NSW 2320.

COUNCIL MEETING DATES Attend a Council Meeting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5.30pm

DECEMBER 11 2013 JANUARY 29 Interested residents are welcome to attend.

DAVID EVANS General Manager

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Kurri Kurri singer-songwriter, Melody Pool

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urri Kurri singer, Melody Pool, has made the fi nal 10 in the Telstra Road to Discovery national talent development program, booking a spot at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival. The 21-year-old will compete against fellow up-and-coming Australian singersongwriters at the Country Music Festival in January for the chance to win a 12month music mentorship package and a return trip to Nashville, USA. Judge, Ella Hooper, of Killing Heidi fame, told a festival-crowd in Melbourne that Ms Pool was chosen for her original track, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Xavierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each of the contestants wowed us with one song, backed by an incredible band,â&#x20AC;? Ms Hooper said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Melody had confidence on stage and gave an excellent performance, she connected well with the audience, and had impressive vocal control.â&#x20AC;? When the Post spoke to Ms Pool during the previous round of the competition, she said it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;niceâ&#x20AC;? for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shy personâ&#x20AC;? like herself to be recognised for her music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just niceâ&#x20AC;Śto get a bit of recognition and to know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s based on talent,â&#x20AC;? she said. Ms Pool describes her music as â&#x20AC;&#x153;genreless.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I suppose you could say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s folk/ country, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kind of music that inspires me.â&#x20AC;? See Melody Pool perform at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, which runs from January 18-27.

Cash for Dash: People called on to support local that will appeal to everyone. Cash for Dash is on this Saturday, December 8 at the Kurri Kurri Bowling Club from 6.30pm. For further information, donations and tickets, contact Katrina Davies on 0409 901 373 or Belinda White on 0450 325 477.

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he family and friends of Kurri Kurri man, Darren â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; White, are asking locals to come out and support â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cash for Dashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, a fundraiser to assist with his ongoing health treatment. Diagnosed with Machado-Joseph disease, a neurodegenerative disease, Mr White, 33, must undergo stem cell therapy at a cost of $11,000. His sister-in-law, Katrina Davies, said Mr White has always supported the local community, and now needs their help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darren attended our local schools, he buys his groceries at the local store, fi lls his car up at the local service station, attends games and supports the local football and soccer teamsâ&#x20AC;Ś and enjoys a beer at the local pubs,â&#x20AC;? Mrs Davies said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every little bit counts and will make a huge difference to Darren and his family during his treatment and the following months.â&#x20AC;? With live entertainment and a plethora of prizes, vouchers and auction items including jerseys from the Newcastle Jets, NSW Blues, Sydney Roosters and Mr Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved Parramatta Eels, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something to

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: s(IGHLEVELSOFCURRENTANDFORECASTRESIDENTIALGROWTH s%FFECTIVEMANAGEMENTOFENVIRONMENTALANDRURALASSETSOFTHE#ITY including ďŹ&#x201A;ood liable land s0ROVISIONOFAFFORDABLEHOUSING s-AINTAININGABALANCEBETWEENTHECREATIONOFECONOMICAND employment opportunities and residential development s(OUSINGDIVERSITYINCLUDINGPROVISIONOFVARIETYINTYPES SIZESANDTENURES s0ROVISIONOFRESIDENTIALDEVELOPMENTTHROUGHINlLLANDURBANEXTENSION s)NTEGRATIONOFRESIDENTIALACTIVITIESWITHINTOWNCENTRES 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; s0ROVIDINGADEQUATEINFRASTRUCTUREFORFUTUREURBANDEVELOPMENT Council is calling for public submissions on the current MUSS for three months from Wednesday, 5 December 2012. A copy of the MUSS 2010 Edition, and supporting information will be available to view at the following locations during this consultation period: s-AITLAND#ITY#OUNCIL!DMINISTRATION"UILDING 285â&#x20AC;&#x201C;287 High Street, Maitland Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thursday: 8.30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm; Friday: 8.30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4.30pm. s#ENTRAL-AITLAND"RANCH,IBRARY 480 High Street, Maitland Monday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm; Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thursday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm; Friday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm; Saturday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2pm. s%AST-AITLAND"RANCH,IBRARY 3 Garnett Road, East Maitland Monday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm; Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thursday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm; Friday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm; Saturday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2pm. s2UTHERFORD"RANCH,IBRARY 13 Arthur Street, Rutherford Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Friday: 9.30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm; Saturday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1pm. s4HORNTON"RANCH,IBRARY Taylor Avenue, Thornton Monday-Friday: 9.30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm; Saturday: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1pm. The Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy is also available online via Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at WWWMAITLANDNSWGOVAU Persons wishing to make comment on the review of the MUSS 2010 should do so in writing to: The General Manager, Maitland City Council 0/"OX -AITLAND.37 Alternatively comments can be emailed to: STRATEGICPLANNING MAITLANDNSWGOVAU Submissions should be received no later than 4.30pm on Tuesday, -ARCHANDSHOULDQUOTEREFERENCENUMBER 5NDERTHE.373TATE'OVERNMENTLEGISLATION YOUAREREQUIREDTO 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 WWWMAITLANDNSWGOVAU, 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.

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Charity starts in the home Wesley Mission’s new support centre opens its doors in the Hunter LOUISE BOURKE

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harity organisation, Wesley Mission, has provided direct support, care and counselling to more than 8,000 people in the Hunter through its services during the past year. So it was with excitement that the CEO of Wesley Mission, the Rev Dr Keith Garner, alongside the NSW Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward, officially opened Wesley Mission’s new Out of Home Care office in Maitland last Monday. “There are exciting days ahead for our new carers and for our Wesley Mission staff,” Dr Garner said. The centre, which currently has 5 staff members, oversees around 100 children and their carers. It is hoped that the staff count will grow to 16 and that the service will eventually oversee around 228 children in the near future. The opening is a fi rst step in transistioning of foster carers from Human Services to Wesley Mission, as well as the long term recruitment of carers in the Hunter region. “We strategically located our offices in Maitland because it is the heart of the Hunter,” Dr Garner explained. “We knew that we needed to build foster care into our suite of services as it was an important part of building early

Wesley Mission CEO, Rev Dr Keith Garner (second from left) with Community Services Minister, Pru Goward and others at the official opening

intervention and prevention.” Ms Goward said the transition of out-of-home care service delivery to non-government partners is “critical to delivering the Government’s

commitment to improving the child protection system.” “Th is new office in historic Maitland is the fi rst step in the transition of foster carers, and the children they care for,

from Community Services to Wesley,” Ms Goward said. The NSW Government has supported the new service with $4.8 million dollars in funding.


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www.newcastlepost.com.au Mars in Capricorn Conjuncts the Sun and Pluto, Sextiles Mercury, Venus and Saturn and Squares Uranus

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By turning your heightened perceptions to your love life, business partnerships, legal or official matters, investments, taxation issues or shared resources, you will save yourself a lot of trouble later. Mars is stirring up your ambitions and a new boss, colleague or client will feel like a breath of fresh air. The New Moon on the 13th will bring fun into your life and your adventurous side to the surface. The Full Moon on the 28th creates domestic tension and family arguments.

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The conjunction of Venus and Saturn mark a new and responsible attitude to relationships on your part. Th is is the ideal time to organise a wedding or to plan for the future as you and your partner will be very much in tune. With Mars in your 9th house, this is an ideal time to travel overseas or to explore new neighbourhoods. It is also a good time to deepen your interests in spiritual matters. The New Moon on the 13th is the ideal time to put a savings plan into action.

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You will be feeling and looking good. Working affairs benefit from the positive aspects of Venus and Mercury bringing opportunities for advancement, especially if you’re prepared to broaden your horizons, as there is unexpected opportunities waiting for you. Th is is the ideal time to put your fi nances into order just be certain to approach contracts and agreements with caution. The New Moon on the 13th brings your partying fun side to the surface and heats up your after dark action.

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You are going to be in a slightly frivolous frame of mind and this is the ideal time to get involved in something creative or to enjoy the company of children and younger people. Mars energises your partnership zone making you feel rather romantic and your other half will not be complaining about all the extra attention you will showing him or her. The New Moon on the 13th sees you in a highly productive mood and de-cluttering your home. The Full Moon on the 28th is likely to make you rather tired.

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Relatives are likely to drop in with offers of help and useful gifts. Any family get-togethers will be highly successful, this is also the ideal time to buy something beautiful and valuable for your home. Mars is in your 6th house and it’s the ideal time to focus on getting healthy and to burn off excess energy by enjoying outdoor activities. The New Moon on the 13th indicates that you are feeling highly inspired to enjoy the festive season. The Full Moon on the 28th indicates that you are likely to feel trapped.

VIRGO AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Your mind is going at full speed and you’re likely to come up with some great new ideas. Th is is going to be a rather hectic month for you as your phone rings off the hook and your inbox will be inundated with emails. You will certainly be in need of a personal assistant. The New Moon on the 13th is the ideal time to reconnect with some old friends or revisit a place you once loved. With Mars in your 5th house, children and younger people will be keeping you inspired and on your toes.

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LIBRA SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

It is the ideal time to lay plans to ensure maximum fi nancial security for the future. Don’t expect any swift returns from a new strategy, but sensible monetary decisions made now will pay off in a big way later on. With Mars in your 4th house, you need to be prepared for unexpected guests so stock up your fridge. However, be careful of over indulging as your body will be super sensitive to wines and rich food. The New Moon on the 13th is in your 3rd house and it is the ideal time for a quick trip.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Th is is the ideal time to invest in property or a new business venture. With Venus in your sign, your partner and associates are completely in tune with your needs. Mars is in your 3rd house makes you charming and seductive. Affection, fondness and respect from others will be forthcoming. The New Moon on the 13th indicates an unexpected gift or stroke of good luck coming your way. The Full Moon on the 28th warns you to rein in your impulsive streak especially if you’ve been over indulging.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Jupiter is in Gemini so the fate of your relationships is in your own hands. If business is your main focus, it’s the ideal time to start a joint venture. Couples should make time for romance. Mars energises your cash zone increasing your earnings, however be certain to take the practicalities into account before you ravage your bank account. The New Moon on the 13th is the time to sparkle as your social calendar fi lls up. The Full Moon on the 28th warns you to be careful.

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Mars in your own sign is bringing a lifting of your spirits and a renewed confidence and assertiveness all around. On the professional front, your friends and colleagues are pointing you towards exciting new opportunities. On the social level, many close friends are likely to turn to you for words of wisdom. The New Moon on the 13th is the ideal day for some quiet time. The Full Moon on the 28th warns you to guard against being manipulated and to avoid taking responsibility for others.

AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Venus is in your 10th house and whether it’s a power play at work or a personal feud, flattery will get you everywhere. Mars in Capricorn is sending you on an inner journey and therefore you need to work out what your true values are. Also remember to allow plenty of time in your hectic schedule for rest. The New Moon on the 13th is the ideal time to be involved in group activities. The Full Moon on the 28th indicates that you will fi nd it hard to go along with the beliefs of others, so do what you know is right.

PISCES FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

You’re in a confident mood and able to tackle anything the world throws at you. There’s a lure of the exotic, as far off places exert a powerful attraction. Th is is the ideal time to take a long trip. Mars in your 11th house indicates that your ability to understand others will be impressive, so put those listening skills to good work. The New Moon on the 13th provides a positive turning point for your career and fi nances. The Full Moon on the 28th is going to be rather stressful time involving children.

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o-one plans on having a heart attack but unfortunately, all too many people do. So how do you know if you are? A heart attack occurs when there is a blockage of one or more of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. When this occurs, some of your heart muscle begins to die. At this point, literally every second counts! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always like the movies where you suddenly clutch your chest and fall to the ground. Though a heart attack can be sudden with no warning, in most cases your body will give you warning signs. Th is is when it is important to listen to your body and take it very seriously. As a registered nurse who has worked in emergency wards for years, I got to see and thankfully help save many people who were suffering a heart attack. However, not everyone has a good outcome. Some people came to hospital too late for any amount of treatment to save them. One of the main factors was how quickly they got help. I remember treating a gentleman brought in by his son, and all he complained of was not feeling well and a bit nauseous and was almost apologetic he was making a fuss.

He also looked a bit pale and it was only because I had worked with so many before, that I recognised it and immediately started the treatment process. However, even with the doctors and equipment on hand, it was too late and unfortunately he passed away within 20 minutes. Every heart attack presents itself differently and symptoms range from shortness of breath, a feeling of chest tightness or heaviness. I have heard it be described as feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest! Another symptom is left-sided chest pain that can radiate to the left shoulder and down the left arm, neck or jaw and central crushing chest pain. You may feel nauseous, look pale and sweaty and feel fatigued. Do not ignore any of these symptoms. They can be telling you to get help because your heart muscle is dying and delay can cause further damage or death. If possible, tell someone what you are feeling and immediately dial 000. In this case it is always better to be safe than sorry. It can affect young or old. If you act wisely and immediately, you may protect yourself from heart attack and your family from heartache.

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am so used to heading down to the local newsagency, picking up a Vogue or Harpers Bazaar and spending a day fl icking through and reading up on all the latest fashion news, tips and information. I love taking a few hours out of my day to read fashion magazines but I am fi nding that these days it is harder and harder to fi nd the time or the money to keep up my reading habits. Instead of reading, nowadays I will fi nd myself working at the office, catching up on jobs around the home or driving to appointments; life is just too busy. For a while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been trying to fi nd a way to fi nd time to catch up on the latest fashion news but until this week, I had been mostly unsuccessful. Like most people, I am the proud and happy owner of a smart phone which, with my busy life, has given me back a little of my time and has really made it easier to get things done on the go. I have downloaded plenty of social media apps and some that make work easier but

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

for some reason, I had never thought to download apps that can satisfy my habits and hobbies. Th is week that all changed as I began to try out different apps, most of them free, that I could use to check up on my fashion news on the go. There were plenty of useless ones and many that were in other languages, although it was interesting to see the fashions in other countries, but I found there were a few that really stood out from the rest. My favorite of the fashion apps that I downloaded were those that corresponded to my favorite magazines. Take the Vogue app for example; it downloads new stories on a daily basis and is really easy to use because the format is just like the website. I also discovered some other fashion news apps, including Trendstop, which have all the latest news on designers and fashion shows. If you are looking for a fashion networking app, try the Style tag app where anyone can join and upload their own tips and advice or even just photos of their favorite looks. It is great for inspiration!

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Rural retreat

Bed: 6 | Bath: 3 | Car: 2

and art studio. The main residence has ducted airconditioning, formal and informal living areas and an outdoor entertainment area.

For Sale: $650,000

The granny flat is fully self-contained with a modern kitchen and sunny living space and there is also a third dwelling that could be used as an art studio or for further storage.

For more information, phone listing agent Stacey Pethers at PRD Nationwide Hunter Valley on 4934 2000. Inspect: By appointment.

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Often sought and rarely found is this iconic residence: with all the features and options for a luxury lifestyle. With a fully self contained downstairs granny flat it is perfect for housing extended family, teens or elderly parents. A landmark property of the Lower Hunter this 3 storey private residence overlooks the 15th hole of the Kurri Kurri golf course and is set on a quiet no through street. Benefiting from a full refurbishment the home enjoys modern comforts whilst reflecting the grandeur of times gone by. The four double bedrooms of the main homestead are located on the top floor, as are a study nook a guest bathroom and an en-suite off the master bedroom. All rooms have a lovely outlook and the master bedroom enjoys the benefit of a personal balcony and walk in wardrobe.

Nestled in the countryside is this beautiful modern home. With stunning rural views from all angles it is easy to forget that you aren’t on a large acreage. All 4 bedrooms are of good size and have built-in wardrobes whilst the master bedroom enjoys the added benefit of a walk in robe and en-suite bathroom.

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$699,000 - $725,000 By Appointment Stacey Pethers 0407 011 818

5 BED 3 BATH 2 CAR POOL

The living and dining areas combine in a fabulous open living space that extends towards the outdoor entertaining area and pool. The kitchen includes high end stainless steel appliances including a gas stove top and large St George oven and has plenty of storage space. Additional features include freshly re-polished floor boards and ducted air-conditioning throughout. All of this on a 2,025sqm block with plenty of room for the kids, pets and adults alike. This is a great home for those looking for a low maintenance rural lifestyle within half an hour to Maitland and Singleton.

$489,000 By Appointment Stacey Pethers 0407 011 818

4934 2000

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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. 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 9.30am11.30am 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 10-11.30am 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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COMMUNITY GUIDE... 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,

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he Newcastle Jets will be without two key players going into their round 10 local derby clash against Central Coast after their disappointing 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night. Central defender, Josh Mitchell, was given his marching orders after picking up two yellow cards while forward, Ryan Griffiths, will be sidelined after he snared his fi fth yellow for the season. The Jets looked confident from the kick-off with former England international, Emile Heskey, narrowly missing a chance from a beautifully-lofted free kick from Ryan Griffiths after just two minutes of play. With just enough time to compose themselves, the Roar almost conceded, two minutes later, when Heskey missed another set up by Griffiths who cut through the Roar’s defence down the right flank. James Brown was the next player to nearly get is name on the scoresheet at the 13-minute mark, after playmaker Bernardo Ribeiro sent in a well-weighted cross to Brown who hit a low, hard shot from the edge of the box, only to be parried wide by Michael Theo. From here, the Roar’s confidence grew and

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they began to apply serious pressure to the Newcastle defence. The match kicked into overdrive in the 40th minute when the Roar were awarded a penalty after Josh Mitchell conceded a yellow when he brought fullback, Jack Hingert, down inside the box. Roar striker and golden boot leader, Besart Berisha, had no problem slotting it home to make the score 1-0. Tempers flared just before half-time after Mitchell was body-checked by Thomas Borich. A scuffle ensued and Mitchell earned his second yellow, while Borich was given a straight red for violent conduct.

The start of the second stanza was a bit of a tit-for-tat affair with Griffiths belting a brilliant high ball at the Roar goal just three minutes in, only to be parried by Theo, before Henrique sent Roar hearts aflutter a minute later after he regathered his lofted free kick and sent a long-distance effort just wide of the post. While the Jets fi nally began to fi nd a rhythm in the fi nal 15 minutes, it was a case of too little, too late as they left Suncorp Stadium empty handed. The Jets will face Central Coast mariners at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night.

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