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Eight to be removed in an effort to improve the look of main drag Amelia Parrott

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ig trees that have lined The Boulevarde in Toronto for 40 years will soon face the chop, with Lake Macquarie City Councillors unanimously endorsing the Toronto Streetscape Master Plan at last week’s Council meeting. The plan, which aims to improve the accessibility, functionality and aesthetic appearance of the town centre, includes the staged removal of eight mature Hills Weeping Figs from the southern side of the street. North ward councillor, Brian Adamthwaite said Council’s decision to remove the trees was inevitable, citing the trees potential to damage commercial premises and underground utilities or become a trip hazard along the busy shopping strip. “The question was never whether or not the trees would be removed but when,” he said. “This plan gives us the opportunity to improve the area before the five or 10 year period when the trees would have needed to be removed.” Councillor Daniel Wallace, who represents the ward that includes the suburb of Toronto, said the adoption of the plan was good news for local busi-

The Boulevarde, Toronto will soon be redeveloped as part of the Toronto Streetscape Master Plan nesses. “This is actually going to open up Toronto into a vibrant streetscape,” he said. “With the [National Disability Insurance Scheme] office set to open in Toronto there is opportunity for economic growth, which has got to be good news for business on the western side of the lake.”

Council received 46 submissions regarding its tree replacement plan, 17 of which expressly opposed the removal of the trees. Most focused on the loss of character removing the trees would cause and the impact on native non-endangered fauna. The fig trees will be replaced with more suitable native species.

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Violent venues scheme working well enough for Newcastle A weekend newspaper story highlighted the possibility of liquor licence fees being introduced in NSW based on the risk of trouble of a particular venue. The state opposition have backed the idea which has reportedly seen a significant reduction in violence after being introduced in the ACT. Sounds fair enough you might say - make venues paying high amounts in fees think about why they are considered high-risk and then hopefully make them take extra steps to prevent incidents from occurring. But there are also figures stating that the incidence of violence at Newcastle venues has dropped by a quarter in recent years after the state government introduced a violent venues scheme. That would indicate that venues which have had problems in the past are not sweeping the problem under the carpet and that they do understand that violence will not be tolerated. My feeling is that while the licence fees idea does have some merit and the success in the ACT is well worth taking into account, I think the violent venues scheme is working well enough to be continued. It’s terrible PR for a venue to be on the publiclyavailable list, not to mention the tough restrictions placed on them. Many venues in Newcastle have managed to

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ark clouds threatened, but the pitter patter of rain held off and was replaced by the pitter patter of feet as the Flame of Hope made its way through Maitland on Saturday. A contingent of 30 police officers from Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, New Zealand and the USA joined locals and the odd Special Olympian to carry the flame along High Street as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in the lead up to the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games Opening Ceremony, held on Sunday night. Central Hunter Local Area Commander, Superintendent Garry O’Dell, said that the torch run was a fantastic experience. “It’s great to have the opportunity to have Special Olympians in the area,” Superintendent O’Dell said. “It’s days like today we are proud to be police.”

The Flame of Hope in Maitland on Saturday The games run until Saturday and admission to all events is free. Maitland will host Ten Pin Bowling at

Superstrike Rutherford. Turn to page 6 to see photos from Sunday’s Opening Ceremony.

The NSW Government has welcomed a Commonwealth commitment to education funding, after the Abbott Government back flipped once again on its education funding policy. Just a week after announcing that they would be taking the former Labor Government’s Better School Plan back to the drawing board, turning their back on agreements made with State leaders prior to the election, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Education Minister Christopher Pyne have locked in to funding NSW schools for four years, the same commitment given by the Commonwealth earlier this year. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said the news made the Federal Government’s position on education funding clear. “This announcement removed any uncertainty about funding for government and non-government schools across the State,” he said in a statement on Monday afternoon. “As I said last week there was always room for improvement in the way the former Federal Government intended to implement education funding reforms, so I also look forward to a sleeker federal oversight structure.” Shadow Education Minister, Kate Ellis, took to Twitter after the announcement, writing that the Government was “setting the states free to cut school funding as they please.”

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A Christmas tradition worth thinking about So there I was in the Post Office queue last week with little more to do than wait for one elderly lady after another to purchase ‘a’ stamp. Yes, one single, solitary stamp....(God help me and grant me patience) .. when a polite, male voice cut through and asked for a book of Christmas stamps. Well this bold bit of philatelic extravagance had me standing straighter and craning my neck around the sensible grey hair do’s to seek out the kind of person who still sends Christmas cards en masse. It was indeed a neatly-dressed gentleman of advanced years who had that unhurried manner retirees perfect and I imagined him wandering off to find a warm place in the shade where he could settle in for the afternoon and write out his twenty cards. Not for him a hurried ‘Season’s Greetings, hope it’s great, from blah blah’. No, his would have a short personal note inside, unique to every much-loved, or at least thought about, recipient. I was more than a little wistful as I watched him amble away because HE

was the ghost of Christmas Card Past. He represented your Nan’s place where the venetian blinds would suddenly come to life during the festive season with cards from her nearest and dearest hooked over every white slat. He was the time when my mum feared she would end up on Santa’s naughty list because she’d snuck a long letter to an old friend into their Christmas card but paid the cheaper ‘card only’ price for the stamp. I can’t remember the last time I bought a card to send through the mail. I, like most of you, am most definitely the Ghost of Christmas Card Present; an e-card here, a Christmas Day text there, the obligatory Christmas Eve champagne flute/Santa/tree instagram shot. How now, how cost effective, how lacking tradition and, some elders would say, utterly soulless. Is it sad that we have moved away from the quaintness of a hand written card? If it’s the obligatory list of ‘must sends’ where the only consideration is writing it the right way up and spelling the name

correctly, then I’d say, no. But the box of treasured cards under my bed from family and friends who have gone too soon tell me there’s still a place for a nice card, a charity card, better yet - a hand made card. So what of the Ghost Of Christmas Cards Yet To Come? I would hate to think a visit from that terrifying spectre would herald a world without seasons greetings and, given our penchant for technology, I think not. Chances are Harry Potter is giving tech heads plenty to work with and it wont be too long before holograms are popping out of e-cards and delivering a complete Christmas pantomime starring ghostly images of US in our very own lounge rooms. Come on, it’s only one step away from the internet elf-yourself sensation. I guess the point is, it doesn’t matter how you remind your loved ones you’re thinking of them, the point is just to do it. Merry Christmas to you and yours Tanya

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KOFM’s David and Tanya call it quits after 22 years on the airwaves Amelia Parrott @amelia_parrott

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uch-loved KOFM breakfast duo, David Collins and Tanya Wilks, said their final goodbye, farewell and amen to listeners last week, with the ‘David and Tanya for Breakfast’ show going to air for the very last time on Friday morning after 22 years on-air. The emotionally-charged show was broadcast live in front of around 500 listeners and special guests at Wests, New Lambton. Tears were shed as legendary pop performer, John Paul Young, serenaded the pair with ‘Love is in the Air’ and as Mr Collins and Ms Wilks dedicated Andrew Gold’s ‘Thank You for Being a Friend’ to one another. “I couldn’t think of a more appropriate song to play to an amazing man and a true friend,” said an emotional Ms Wilks,

A tearful David Collins and Tanya Wilks at their final show last Friday and John Paul Young sings ‘Love is in the Air.’ speaking of her long-time on-air partner. “It was has been a pleasure to come to work every morning and get paid for a job we would have happily done for free – just don’t tell our boss that,” Mr Collins said. After clocking up more than two decades

on their air between local stations 2HD and KOFM, Mr Collins and Ms Wilks finish their breakfast run with the title of the longest running radio duo in the history of Australian radio. Ms Wilks will return to the KOFM break-

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What's really in that Big Mac? Does McDonald’s use pig fat in its milkshakes? Are the eggs in the McMuffin real? Does McDonald’s use the whole cow in its burgers? McDonald’s Australia is lifting the lid on the Golden Arches, through a new initiative, Our Food, Your Questions, which launches today and aims to give Aussies access like never before. Our Food, Your Questions is an online platform that will allow consumers from all over the nation the chance to have an honest conversation with McDonald’s and ask their burning questions about the Macca’s menu. McDonald’s Edgeworth, Glendale, Morisset and Toronto Licensee, Adam

Sherman, said: “We know that lots of people have lots of questions about our food. We’ve created Our Food, Your Questions because we know they want answers and our job is to do what we can to give them the information they’re looking for,” said Adam. “For most people, the only interaction they have had with us has most likely been on the other side of the counter in the restaurant, so it’s exciting to give Australians the chance to personally explore McDonald’s on an entirely new level,” added Adam. To start a conversation with McDonald’s, head to www.mcdonalds.com.au/ your questions

Public Notice Of Exhibition - Draft Local Approvals Policy A draft Local Approvals Policy has been prepared to satisfy the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act).

PCYC Lake Macquarie manager, Andrew Best, and Member for Charlestown, Andrew Cornwell believe the club’s car park desperately needs an upgrade

Section 68 of the Act provides an opportunity for councils to prepare a Local Approvals Policy for certain groups of low impact activities. The Act allows the Local Approvals Policy to specify the low impact activities that may be undertaken without Development Approval under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. Such activities include mobile vendors, busking, fundraising and the use of the beach for commercial fishing purposes.

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Disclosure of Political Donations and Gifts: All persons who lodge a submission are required to declare any relevant political donations and/or gifts in accordance with Section 147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The information and disclosure form is available at www.lakemac.com.au and search Political Donations and Gifts. Council will release all submissions received upon request, in accordance with the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Police Citizens Youth Club at Windale gets a $30,000 facelift

grant for a new car park will go a long way to changing the public’s perception of PCYC Lake Macquarie at Windale, according to club manager, Andrew Best. The club recently received a $32,526 grant from the NSW Government to resurface its pothole-riddled car park. Mr Best said not only were the potholes becoming a safety risk, they turned some members of the community off visiting the club. “You walk into any place and the first thing you experience coming into it is often the car park and the amenities that you visual see and this is the key one for us,” he said. “We’re doing some major works with some painting and new signage, but if you’re still driving into an old car park that perception is still going to

remain the same.” He said work was currently underway to clean up the club’s image, with a new sign, commissioned graffiti murals and new exterior paint job all planned to compliment the upgraded car park. Presenting the cheque to the PCYC Lake Macquarie, State Member for Charlestown, Andrew Cornwell said resurfacing the car park would improve accessibility for elderly and disabled members of the community and improve safety for those using the facility at night. PCYC Lake Macquarie was one of four crown reserves in the Charlestown electorate to share in more than $100,000 in funds from the State Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund. $60,000 was also given for the eradication of weeds in Jewells Wetland, Charlestown Girl Guide hall will have its roof replaced at a cost of almost $10,000 and $2,000 will go towards water hyacinth control on Burwood Lagoon in the Glenrock State Conservation Area.


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The word on the street: Hit the Bricks to return to Newcastle in 2014

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Positive feedback flowing in for inaugural street art festival Amelia Parrott

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ecently launched street art festival, Hit the Bricks, could be back in 2014 if early community feedback is any indication. Held last month, the event brought a collection of street artists from all over Australia and New Zealand to Newcastle for a weekend of mural painting and workshops across the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Carl Morgan, director of local design festival Look Hear and organiser of Hit the Bricks, told the Post he had not heard a word against the event yet and was certain it would run again next year and attract even more artists. “We were actually filming a documentary during the event and asking people for feedback,” he said. “We specifically wanted some negative opinions of street art in the film but even

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A piece by street artists Beastman and Phibs in Hunter Street when we baiting people with things like, ‘Why do you think street art is bad,’ the feedback was still overwhelming positive.” “I’ve got a list of artists as long as my arm that we’d like to invite and we definitely

want to go more internationals over here.” Mr Morgan said he received a lot of support from Newcastle City Council and local business owners in the lead up to the event and praised Newcastle Lord Mayor, Jeff McCloy, for putting forward a building

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as a canvas for street artists. “Jeff McCloy was all over it,” Mr Morgan said. “He is a smart man and understands the true potential of street art.” “Street art is fine art on a grand scale – you can’t ignore it.”


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The Catholic Schools Office in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to formally announce that the name of its planned new school, to be built and opened in Chisholm by 2015, will be ‘St Aloysius Catholic Primary School’. The new school will be a two-stream primary school (K – 6) with an eventual capacity of 420 students and has been named after the patron saint of young students and youth generally, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The site of the new school is on a parcel of land within the Waterford County residential subdivision at Chisholm, Thornton North and St Aloysius Catholic Primary School is due to open in 2015. Bishop Bill Wright said he’s delighted to officially be able to announce the name of the new school. “My preference in naming the new school was definitely for adopting the name of an individual ‘patron’, someone with a real life history and story, who might hopefully become a bit of a model or inspiration to future students,” Bishop Bill said. Bishop Bill also explained that the name received quite strong advocacy from a number of women who were consulted during the process of deciding on the new name. “That suggestion was pleasing to me, since I’d done most of my schooling at St Aloysius College, but its aptness to a school in Chisholm or the Diocese was not otherwise immediately apparent to me before these discussions,” he said.

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On Saturday 7 December, the biggest shopping event of the year will take place at Westfield Kotara. The annual event promises to be just as spectacular as last year, with loads of discounts for shoppers, in-centre entertainment and most importantly, fundraising activities for GiveAbility charity partners all taking place on the big day. At Westfield Kotara, shoppers will delight with a cooking demonstration with 2012 Masterchef winner, Andy Allen. Many other activities are planned for the day including a breakfast with Santa, Christmas gift tree, Nail and Chandon bar, character meet and greets and a fairy floss and popcorn stand. Proceeds from these activities will be donated to Westfield Kotara's local charity partner, Autism Spectrum. WHAT: Super Saturday events and entertainment at Westfield Kotara WHEN: Saturday 7 December, 2013 from 9am - 6pm WHERE: Westfield Kotara, Cnr Park Ave & Northcott Drive, Kotara


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t’s a dance craze that’s taken the world by storm, and a busy Erina Fair saw 40 flash mobbers from both Newcastle and the Central Coast kick up their heels, last week for a great cause. They joined thousands across Australia who were calling for full adult rates of pay for 18-20 year old workers. The flash mob was part of National 100% Pay Week which comes as the Fair Work Commission deliberates on the case to pay 20 year old retail workers full adult wages as the first step towards paying 18 and 19 year olds fairly.

Under the General Retail Industry Award, 18 year olds are paid 30 per cent less than the adult rate, 19 year olds are paid 20 per cent less and 20 year olds are paid 10 per cent less. Onlookers were taken by surprise when people who were seemingly part of the crowd began to dance at ‘The Hive’, Erina Fair’s outdoor arena. The crowd wasn’t sure what was happening as age related songs blasted through the stereo and the mob gradually grew in size. At the end it became apparent it was all for a good cause, with a banner directing people to the campaign website (www.100percentpay.com.au).

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ver wondered how Charlestown got its name, when the first school opened in Pelican or how many miners worked at the John Darling Colliery? Local history buffs can now access tens of thousands of pieces of information documenting the colourful and vibrant history of Lake Macquarie via a recently launched user- friendly database. Created by Lake Mac Libraries and local

historians over two years, Lake Macquarie History Online features suburb and street name histories, newsletters, historic court records, maps, photographs and more. Community history librarian, Ann Crump, said the website was a key resource for the community. “The site captures Lake Macquarie’s past, present and future,” she said. “The website is about the people of Lake Macquarie, the history of where they lived, where they worked, their recreational pursuits and their achievements." Visit Lake Macquarie History Online at history.lakemac.com.au

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A celebration of Newcastle The smiles said it all on Sunday night as 2 500 athletes from 29 countries were welcomed to Newcastle for the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games. The spectacular featured performances from Human Nature, Marcia Hines, Anthony Callea, Doug Parkinson, Iva Davies, The McClymonts and Darren Percival in front of an almost 25 000 strong crowd.

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f there’s an multi-national sporting being held anywhere near Newcastle or Sydney, it’s a fair bet that George Tattersell will be there to lend a hand. Mr Tattersell, 72, is amongst 3,000 volunteering out an about at the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle having given his time over the years to major events in Sydney such as the 2000 Olympic and Paralympics Games, the 2009 Masters Games and the Sydney International tennis tournament. “I just enjoy meeting people from all over the world,” Mr Tattersell said when asked the main reason behind his com-

mitment to helping others. “If there’s no volunteers, then there’s no Olympics,” he added. Mr Tattersell recalled, with pride, Olympics swimming gold medallist Susie O’Neill personally thanking him and all volunteers for their efforts at the 2000 Games. He also served as a driver for former world No.1 tennis player Pat Rafter, who he describes as a “terrific bloke”. Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games Director Chris Heverin paid tribute to the 3,000 volunteers currently in action in Newcastle. “Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Games”, Mr Heverin said. “They come from all walks of life and there are also some international volunteers for the Games. I’d like to also thank them for their patience during the application process”

They were joined by thousands of performers from local and national and international groups in a cultural party that celebrated those with an intellectual disability. The games run until Saturday and spectator admission is free. For information on venues visit www.specialolympicsasiapacgames2013.com


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aitland City Council could soon launch its own Newcastle-style urban revitalisation program as it aims to fill vacant shops along High Street and attract creative industries to the CBD. Renew Australia founder, Marcus Westbury, and Merryn Spencer from Pop Up Parramatta were invited to brief councillors last week as Council works to develop its own strategy to inject creativity and culture into the heart of Maitland. Council’s manager marketing and communications, Rachel MacLucas, said looking at renewal style schemes was currently one of Council’s top priorities. “Pure infrastructure development is not going to be enough to change the face of central Maitland,” said Ms MacLucas, referring to Council’s multimillion dollar

Renew Australia founder, Marcus Westbury, believes Maitland could benefit from its own urban renewal scheme

mall upgrade project, the Levee. “We want these projects to be running in tandem so people can see change happening not just structurally, but culturally and economically. We want central Maitland interesting to live in, visit, work and shop. “It’s about changing perceptions and making Maitland the vibrant heart of the region.” Mr Westbury, the driving force behind Hunter Street Mall’s transformation through the Renew Newcastle project, said by opening up High Street to those who have the “initiative to try and fail,” Council could make central Maitland a place people have to visit. “People don’t want to go to places that look the same as everywhere else,” he said. “People will pay a premium to find and see things they can’t get anywhere else – it’s about creating distinctiveness, uniqueness and originality.” Ms MacLucas said Council was seeking input from local artists and creative entrepreneurs about launching an urban renewal scheme in Maitland. Those interested in participating in such a program are urged to contact Maitland City Council’s economic development officer, Pierre Malou, via email at pierrem@ maitland.nsw.gov.au.

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omen from Newcastle and across the Hunter New England region are leading the way in helping fast-track breast cancer research with more than 2,000 joining the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s online community for breast cancer research called Register4 www. register4.org.au in the past two months. With 1 in 8 Australian women being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and BreastScreen NSW Hunter New England are working together to help find answers to combat this disease. All BreastScreen NSW clients in the Hunter New England region who have had a mammogram in the past two years have been invited to join the Register4 online community, which is open to women or men over the age of 18 - you don’t have to have had breast cancer to participate. It is free and totally confidential. Since Register4 was launched in October 2010,

almost 35,000 people have signed up to support breast cancer research. An initiative of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Register4 assists researchers spend less time and money on recruiting volunteers, and more time conducting their research. It can sometimes take researchers years to find the right people for their projects. Register4 helps fast track this. Once a project is complete, the findings are shared with Register4 members, so they know they are making a difference within the breast cancer research community. Currently, there are a number of research projects looking for participants. Help us to make a difference by helping researchers fast-track a cure for cancer. Register now to participate in Australia’s first online community, or for more information, visit www.register4.org.au. Women are encouraged not to forget their free screening mammogram every two years. To make your appointment at BreastScreen, please telephone 13 20 50.

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local Aboriginal woman has been named Australian Training’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. TAFE NSW - OTEN student Markeeta Douglas was honoured with the award at the 2013 Australian Training Awards on November 22. Markeeta was delighted to get the award and thanked OTEN for their support. Her belief in the importance of hearing health led her to enrol in audiometry by distance education. “I had a genuine interest in hearing health and I had a real understanding of how much it affected our community, in particular our children,” Markeeta said. Markeeta works for Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Cooperative as the Aboriginal Hearing Health Worker/ Audiometrist. “I have lived in Newcastle for 17 years and my family and I are actively involved in all activities. I have dedicated most of my adult life to working not only in Aboriginal health but to the community in which I live and that my children will grow up in.” “I have a great appreciation of how lucky we are in the Newcastle and Hunter region. We really do live in an amazing part of NSW with endless opportunities for our community,” Markeeta said. For more information on OTEN, please call 131 870 or go to oten.tafensw. edu.au.


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A sea of smiling Santas? It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas More than 1000 Santas come out in force for Variety Amelia Parrott @amelia_parrott

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eeing the jolly man in red around this time of year isn’t uncommon, but seeing 1000 Santas running through the streets of Newcastle is a little more unusual. More than 1000 runners donned red and white (thankfully) cotton suits on Sunday and pounded the pavement through Wickham and Honeysuckle in the name charity, as part of Variety’s annual Santa Fun Run. Variety Newcastle regional development manager, Peter Harvey, said the event has been growing steadily every year. “Two years ago we had 300 runners, this year we had a record number of participants,” he said. Officials are still tallying up the exact amount raised on the day, but Mr Harvey believed the amount will be in excess of $30,000. “It’s important that the community

Participants at the starting line of the Newcastle Santa Fun Run on Sunday know that this money will go towards helping children with special needs, illnesses or other disadvantages in the Hunter. “We receive applications for funding on

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Ancient ruins or ruined holiday? of shots given several weeks apart before full immunity is achieved. So, planning for your travel health needs in advance is smart thinking. Travel advice not only includes discussing whether or not you may require vaccinations but also discussing your general fitness for travel. Some destinations may present environmental risks due to extreme temperature (tropical heat or winter cold) or altitude. If you already have a pre-existing illness it can be very important to discuss your general fitness with your doctor and make sure you have all your medications filled and insurance documents completed. Most of us think to insure our belongings when we travel, but insuring ourselves is just as important, especially if travelling to countries where access to good health care may be very expensive or very limited. Australia has a reciprocal health agreement with New Zealand, the United Kingdom and several European nations, but it is still no substitute for travel health insurance.

No matter where you are travelling, remember that if you are travelling in our summer vacation then it is winter in the northern hemisphere and you will heading straight into the northern flu season. Seasonal flu vaccination can provide protection against the influenza virus but will not stop you from getting a common cold, so use good hygiene habits and carry some liquid hand sanitizer in your pocket. Traveller’s diarrhoea is a fairly common illness picked up by people travelling to developing countries where they may be exposed to contaminated food or water. Diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal cramping, fever and dehydration are the main symptoms of traveller’s diarrhoea and can last for several days. There is no specific vaccine against traveller’s diarrhoea, but there is very good evidence to suggest that the oral (drinkable) cholera vaccine provides useful protection against the bacteria E. coli which causes the illness. Be sure to seek medical advice before you travel and protect your holiday by protecting yourself.

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With the summer school holidays just around the corner, a lot of people are thinking about heading overseas for a well-deserved break. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning a trip abroad, so planning a trip to the doctor for travel advice can be easily overlooked. Some overseas holiday destinations do not require any vaccinations, but for others you may be recommended several vaccinations or medicines to protect against illnesses such as malaria, hepatitis, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies and traveller’s diarrhoea. Even if your stay will be short and citybased, it is worth discussing your travel agenda with your doctor to make sure you get the best cover for your needs. Smart Traveller (the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade health advice website www.smartraveller.gov.au) recommends seeking medical advice at least 8 weeks before departure. This is because some vaccines can take 2 weeks or more to give you full immunity and other diseases may require a series

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Spread The Joy This Christmas The Post Newspapers Christmas Gift Appeal 2013 The Post will help bring a little joy to a child in need this Christmas. Simply leave an unwrapped gift for 0 – 16 years of age under the Post’s Christmas Tree located in the foyer of our new offices at 19 Pearson Street, Charlestown by 19 December 2013.

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Wallsend Baptist Church is excited about the prospect of another great Community Carols night to be held in Federal Park on Saturday 14 December 2013. Last year’s Carols night was a great success with probably about 2,500 people in attendance. It is a fantastic opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate Christmas. The evening will commence at 6pm with pre event entertainment supplied by – plus an appearance by Goodnews the Clown. You can take the opportunity to share in a BBQ – let the kids have some fun on the jumping castles – or sit back and enjoy your own BYO tea. At 7pm the main program will commence where the band will be leading in all the favourite carols that everyone loves. This year our special guests will be a group called THE LADS all the way from Tennessee via New Zealand. They make a return visit to Newcastle after being part of the CityFest program in 2012. Their only appearance in Newcastle will be at the Wallsend Community carols. Santa will make a guest appearance – and you might even spot Wally The Wombat sometime in the evening. At 9pm the evening will finish with a great fireworks display. Wallsend Baptist Church wants to express their thanks and appreciation to a number of people and businesses that have contributed to this year’s event.

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People who start exercising even late in life can reap the benefit of good health, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says. Researchers tracked the health of nearly 3,500 people whose average age was 64, for more than eight years. People who already had a record of sustained and regular exercise, meaning vigorous activity at least once a week, boosted their likelihood of ‘healthy ageing’ sevenfold more than compared to people with a lifestyle of persistent inactivity. ‘Healthy ageing’ was rated by an absence of major diseases and disabilities, good mental health (the lack of depression or cognitive decline), and the ability to maintain stable social connections. The gain even among newcomers to exercise was roughly triple. “Significant health benefits were... seen among participants who became physically active relatively late in life,” the paper, released on Monday, said. Without regular workouts, maximum aerobic power falls in men by up to half between the ages of 20 and 60. Women begin to lose fitness aged around 35, with aerobic power also falling by up to half by the age of 60. Eventually, everyday activities become “intolerably fatiguing” for older men and women. Another study they published found that relatively high-intensity aerobic exercise over a relatively long period of time reverses these losses and could boost maximal aerobic power by 25 per cent.

The great thing about fashion is that it is inclusive of everyone; no matter where you are from, what sex you are, what you look like or how old you are, you can be and most certainly are a part of the fashion world. You don’t have to follow the trends of the time or keep up with the latest fashion news – by simply buying and wearing clothes, you are contributing to fashion. The sad thing is that often, fashion is thought to be relevant only to thin, pretty, twenty-something women, which is so far from the truth. Just last week I was chatting with some over 55’s and one lovely woman expressed her disappointment with the fact that a mature aged model is hard to find. I took this as a challenge, scouring through magazines of all kinds and directed at all ages, finding that older models are almost nonexistent – except for one special feature in a highend fashion shoot that I found. Why this would be the case, I am not sure – just because you are ageing doesn’t mean you will stop caring about the things you love when you are younger. Plus, older people still wear clothes! The misconception that fashion is only relevant to thin people is also ridiculous. All you have to do is take a look around where you shop and there are plus-size clothes and models everywhere in every display. There are designers dedicated to creating sexy and practical clothes for curvy women.

Australian men of all ages are less healthy and, therefore, do not enjoy as good a quality of life as they should. All chronic conditions such as obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease occur more frequently in men. And it probably comes as no surprise to learn that men generally indulge in more risky behaviour than do women; and this behaviour pattern has been the case for many centuries One out of every six men suffers from depression at any one time; and men are more likely to suicide than women. Also, men often do not recognise the symptoms of depression, and so do not seek help. The Pharmaceutical Society (PSA) with has produced a fact card titled Depression. It’s one of a series on mental health issues which includes topics such as: Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleeping Problems and Relaxation Techniques. There is also a Self Care fact card on Prostate Problems, which are common for men to develop as they get older. Of course, prostate problems don’t necessarily mean prostate cancer. The fact cards are available from pharmacies around Australia which provide the PSA Self Care health information. You can call 1300 369 772 for the nearest location or log onto the website at www.psa. org.au and click on “Self Care” then “Find a Self Care Pharmacy”.

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O Work longer to save costs Chronic health conditions should not be a barrier to older workers remaining in employment

lder workers in poor health could better fund their own treatments if they stayed in the workforce longer, a new report from National Seniors Australia has found. The Australian Bureau of Statistics predicts the number of people aged over 65 will double to 6.8 million people by 2040 leaving Australia with a shortage of younger workers to support the increasing demand for government spending on age pensions, aged care and health services for an ageing population. As a result the government is looking at ways to promote self-sufficiency in retirement by encouraging people to continue working up to and beyond 65 years, even those who have chronic health conditions. National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said aside from addressing age discrimination in employment, governments were exploring other ways to keep people working for longer. “As Australia faces the ageing population, the reality is that people will need to work longer and workplaces will also have to adapt to employees who have chronic health conditions,” O’Neill said. “Making the workplace more accessible to older people with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, back problems and diabetes is one way to encourage them to remain working for longer. “Remaining in the workforce past the age

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Cape Fear Thursday, 8.30pm • 7 Two Thanks to some masterful direction from Martin Scorsese and brilliant performances from Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte, this remake at least stands on par with the classic 1962 original starring Robert Mitchum.The story centres around small town-lawyer Sam Bowden (Nolte) who, fourteen years prior, put away psychotic, bible-quoting rapist, Max Cady (De Niro) after concealing a document that could have gotten Cady acquitted. Now, Cady has been released and is bent on teaching Bowden and his family a lesson.

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De La Soul Saturday, December 28 • Metro Theatre

history of hip-hop culture and makes a refreshing change from all of the empty “street filibustering” from the likes of Kanye, Jay-Z et al. It’s been four years since the trio visited Oz, on their massive 20th anniversary tour, but they are set to rectify that with a massive show at the Metro this month. If you can’s bust a move to ‘A Rollerskating Jam Named “Saturdays”’, then you probably aren’t human. Don't miss.

Upon its release in 1989, De La Soul’s iconic debut album ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ was hailed as the saviour of hip-hop. With its colourful, neopsychedelic collage of samples and styles, plus a clever turn of phrase, the album sounded like nothing else in hip-hop. Even now, the album still stands as a groundbreaking statement in the

The World’s End Out Now The comedic team of writers/actors Nick Frost and Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright are back

with the third instalment of their “Cornetto Trilogy” and this mad-cap sci-fi adventure is definitely up there with the hilarity of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”. Pegg stars as Gary King – a middle-aged manchild who convinces his mates to revisit a pub crawl they attempted years ago. Typically they are beset by all sides by an alien robot invasion. Silly and hillaious.

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Thankfully, for the band’s many fans they are hitting the road again – including a Newcastle show, for the first time since Bailey’s death and frontman Mark ‘Cal’ Callaghan (pictured) told TE that he expected a bittersweet affair. “It’s been quite a while between drinks for us in Newcastle – it’s a great town and eit’s always been good to us,” he said. “It is going to be weird, though with Chris not being there. “He really was the core of the whole GANGgajang thing and not just on the music side of things. He really was the glue that held the band together. Also, his playing was just incredible” Callaghan added that Bailey (who also lent his considerable talent to the The

GANGgajang Lizotte’s Lambton Thu 19 Dec Angels and many others), before his death, insisted to each member that the band continue and to that end, the band have recruited Rebecca Johnson into the fold.

“One thing that Chris made known is that he wanted the band to keep going and so we’ve got Rebecca Johnson in to play bass and, at this stage, we haven’t actually met but she is a

phenomenal bass player with her own band and she has also played with people like Ian Moss and Richard Clapton so she’s no slouch. It’s funny because I know Chris would have said that we should get Rebecca in because she is better-looking than him,” he laughed. Perhaps best known for their paean to Australia, ‘The Sounds of Then’, Callaghan said he had no idea that the song would become an Australian cultural touchstone. “Often the way it works, for me at least, is that I’ll write a song thinking it’s the best thing ever, get really precious about it and then go and record it and be disappointed with the result,” he said. “But it was the opposite with ‘Sounds of Then’. It was always a track we played in the middle of the set – it never really stood out – but then we recorded it and it took on a life of it’s own that none of us ever saw coming.” So, with the band hitting the road again, can we expect GANGgajang to hit the studio any time soon? “Well, we have lots of songs as I’ve never really stopped writing,” he said. “We have definitely talked about a new recording and we will road test a couple of new ones on these shows, but we’ll just take it one step at a time.”

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he last time Newcastle-based singer songwriter Kristy James graced these pages, her debut single, the tubthumping country rocker ‘Overdrive’ was pricking up more than its fair share of ears.

space when you do record, you are kind of more willing to express yourself differently or offer creative input.” Since first stepping onstage at the tender age of 11 and cutting her burgeoning musical teeth at the Steel City Country Music Club every Tuesday, James has taken to the life of a singer songwriter with gusto and has been an artist who is happy to do things on her own terms – as evidenced on the EP’s title track which James describes as “a song that says you are who you are ultimately because of you”. “For me, songwriting is about my own real life experiences or maybe me stealing some of my friends real life experiences,’ she laughed. “I’m not the kind of songwriter who can walk down the street, see a tree, and suddenly be inspired, so yeah, a lot of my songs are very personal and the title track definitely falls into that category.” Aside from the critical plaudits the album has been getting, James said she was heartenedby the response to her pozible.com campaign to get the EP funded with pledges going over and above the amount needed. “It really was a difficult task getting the campaign together but it was just brilliant to see so many people get behind the project and support it. "It was a lot of hard work but worth it." ‘Nobody’s Gonna Make Me’ is available now through iTunes or at kristyjames. com.

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Now, it looks as though that momentum is continuing with James’ first EP, ‘Nobody’s Gonna Make Me’ debuting at an impressive number 12 on the iTunes country charts before shooting up to the number two spot, just behind Taylor Swift. “I’m just so stoked – I never thought I’d see anything I’d done up there with the likes of Taylor Swift. It’s just amazing,” she told TE. After listening to the five tracks of beautifully produced neo-country, it’s not hard to see why people are catching onto James at a rate of knots. As with ‘Overdrive’, James teamed up with producer Simon Johnson (Adam Harvey, Travis Collins) and she said the relationship the pair had forged during the recording of ‘Overdrive’ proved invaluable to the creative continuity of ‘Nobody’s Gonna Make Me’ “I think having Simon on board again helped with the creative process no end," she said. "Because, if you are in a comfortable

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Armidale-bred songwriter Dustin Tebbutt’s layered and intricate debut EP, ‘The Breach’, it becomes obvious what the wags were talking about. The EP, spearheaded by a mesmarising title track, is a meditation on the appeal of hibernation and the notion of life in the winter, and Tebbutt holed up for the better part of two years in Sweden to realise his creative vision. “The location was a fundamental influence to everything that ended up on ‘The Breach’ – the landscape and the completely altered sense of time,” he told TE. “I found that I was inside a lot and doing small life things which really changes your perception of nearly everything.” Tebbutt, who returned to Australia to mix the album in his home studio said that he nearly didn’t release the EP at all.

“At one point, after I’d finished it, I thought that it had served its purpose and I wasn’t going to release it, but I guess I just became intrigued with the process of releasing something. It was quite cathartic in that once it was released, it was like a scene from a space movie where the astronaut is cut form the pod and starts drifting into space – that’s how I felt about the EP. It’s out there now in the ether and people can put their own interpretations on it and those different interpretations kind of force me to look at the songs in a different way.” It seems as though it was the right decision to unleash the EP as the eponymous single has received high-rotation airplay on Triple J, BBC1 in the UK and a number of US college stations while the EP hit the top 10 on the iTunes album chart. Tebbutt, who has just come off an extensive national run with Boy and Bear, said while the prospect of taking the songs tor a live setting was a little daunting , he said he is getting over the initial jitters. “The first show of the whole project was about three months ago and it was so nerve wracking,” he said. “But I was well and truly thrown in the deep end with the Boy and Bear tour."

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ith craft beer halls popping up across Newcastle at an alarming rate, it was only a matter of time until some bright spark decided to merge fine food with the fine liquid. A relative newcomer to the Darby Street eat-scene, the Hop Factory is where that spark comes to life. With 16 craft beers on tap, as well as a selection of ciders, Belgian brews and other speciality beers, there is plenty to keep even the keenest aficionado of the amber fluid satisfied – and with a sizeable locally focused wine list, wine lovers will feel right at home too. But it’s the food that makes the Hop Factory stand out from the increasingly fecund Newcastle craft beer scene. Unlike most restaurants, where the wine list is matched to the food, the Hop Factory seems to use the reverse philosophy, designing the menu to compliment the beer. Full of sumptuous cuts of meat, seafood, cheese, and pasta-goodness – it’s a hedonistic carb-loaded affair with barely a salad in sight. Sipping on a Batlow Cloudy Apple Cider, at the recommendation of the chef I feasted on hefty potion of beef eye fillet charred and coated with an indulgent café de Paris butter sauce and topped with a king prawn. Cooked to perfection, this surf and turf with fancy twist really hit the spot. Even my normally wine drinking dining partner couldn’t escape the craft beer pull, opting to wash down her delicious soft cheese stuffed chicken dish with a glass of 4 Pines American Style Pale Ale, haling from Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches – a beverage that spurred the remark, “I think I could become a beer drinker!” A clever blend of tasty meals and masterfully brewed beers in industrial yet welcoming surrounds makes the Hop Factory a perfect choice for group gatherings or perhaps even a hubbyfriendly date night.

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However, don’t go thinking that the four piece is resting on its laurels. “Yeah at the moment we are laying a little low as we’re in the middle of writing our debut album which we’re expecting to have out early next year,” bass player Jason Breen told TE. Breen said the band handed over production control to Newcastle producer

Geoff Mullard at RTN Studios for the album which gave the band the chance to further develop their sound in the studio. “We’ve taken a bit of a different approach with the album in that with the EPs [Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Three] Michael [Gale, vocals] and Daniel [Lambert, guitar] took on the production role, and for the album we’re recording with Geoff at RTN and he’s got a really good ear for all kinds of sonic weirdness." Anyone who has seen I Am The Agent would know that they are one of the most committed and kinetic Newcastle bands at the moment and Breen said one of the main focuses of ‘stay Drunk’ was to capture that live energy in the studio. “We went into the album thinking that we really wanted to capture that live vibe, considering that we didn’t really get it on the first three volumes, so it will be a very live sounding album.

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38 Pint-sized riffing too special these days, what sets Corpse Harvest apart is the age of the members. Singer (or battle roars and wood chopping according to their bio) Andrew Murdoch has enlisted the talents of his progeny Sage Murdoch (age 11 - lead axeman) and Heath Murdoch (age nine - doom blasts) and mate Chad Ross on bass. Aside from Maiden and Metallica, the boys will also be giving the likes of Slayer, Twisted Sister, Venom and an array of metal masters. So, get ready to raise those devil horns with glorious abandon.

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ou might have noticed that after rave reviews of the sold-out season of his show ‘Todd McKenny Sings Peter Allen’ there were so many requests for encore performances that McKenny juts had to say yes and now he is bringing the show to the Hunter region. Just like the first go-around, the show promises to be a celebration of the songs and life of Peter Allen in a high-energy, vibrant and entertaining night that showcases McKenny’s formidable talents. McKenny first caught the performance bug when he slipped on his dancing shoes at the tender age of three. However, it wasn’t until he landed the role of Peter Allen in the classic stage show ‘The Boy From Oz’ 14 years ago that he found his true passion. McKenny became a household name after taking on the role of iconic Aussie performer Peter Allen in the original 1998 production of the 'Boy from Oz'. Now he’s set to reprise that role with a bit of a twist. He’s the all singing, can dance, Aussie stage sensation with a wonderful acerbic wit and irreverent sense of humour. He’s as fit as he’s ever been and matches Allen’s own amazing energy through out the show. This show is not just Peter Allen’s hits, McKenny also includes songs from

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Sadly, Neill passed away earlier this year, but in memory of one of Newcastle’s most-loved larrikins, close friends of Neill are holding the ‘UJ Neill Fun Family Benefit Buster’ (with proceeds to UJs family) at the Cambridge tomorrow night. Casey Raschke, who was an integral part of the Funbusters family as the ubiquitous “games hostess” Nurse Casey said the night would be an upbeat celebration of Neill’s rambunctious spirit. “The bill will include various bands featuring former Funbusters members including Loonatic Fringe, Punkfish, Love Experience and the show will be topped off with an all-star Funbusters jam session.” Anyone who caught a Funbusters set would know that they would often turn into quite debaucherous affairs thanks to Neill’s rollicking sense of humour and

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“It’s just a lifestyle thing for me,” the Blue Mountains based songwriter told TE. “The East Coast of Australia, for example, is just an awesome stretch to play – you can just park the van at the beach and take each day as it comes. It can be tiring, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons.” Hay, who has been plying his genre defining trade (he shifts from roots to blues to hard rock to funk almost effortlessly) since releasing his debut album ‘Kiss The Sky’ in 2007 (with subsequent albums ‘Deep Fried Satisfied’ in 2007 and ‘I Love Hate You’ in 2012), is unique in the blues/roots scene in that he takes the DIY concept a step further by making all of his own equipment such as “Betty” a double-necked guitar made out of an old kitchen bench-top or his latest creation the “Cigar Box” guitar that started life as

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a six dollar baking tin. “I think I was pulling apart guitars before I was able to play them,’ he laughed. “I have always been interested in electronics and it allows me to create vastly different sounds that you couldn’t get from a traditional guitar. “Nothing is off limits though – I was in the post office the other day and I saw these Christmas-themed biscuit tins and the first thing I thought was “now, they would make a fine guitar.” While he is often lumped in the blues and roots genre, Hay’s latest album ‘I Love Hate You’ a paean to everything the singer both loves and hates, has a decidedly rockier edge. For Hay, it was a stadium rock show at a very early age that spurred hm to a life on the road. “I was in about second grade and me, my sister and two friends snuck out of the house to see Kiss at the Sydney Cricket Ground,” he said. “We were so little we easily slipped past the security guards and as soon as I heard them playing ‘Cold Gin’, I was instantly hooked.”

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cluding Sonisphere France (80, 000 people), Download UK (130, 000 people) and Hurricane Germany (60, 000 people). Karnivool are currently in the middle of their second European tour, concluding with a sold out London show and recording a coveted Radio One Rock session at the legendary Maida Vale Studios in the UK – not bad for five guys from Perth. After sold out shows in Australia, last month Dead Letter Circus grabbed their round the world tickets and headlined Krank’d Up Festival in South Africa, toured the UK and Europe on a co-headline run with Monuments, played Euroblast Festival in Germany, and are now in California on their North American tour with Periphery. Catck Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus at Newcastle Panthers on Thursday, January 16. Tickets are available now at karnivool.com.au/tour. Get in now.

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The online public vote created a shortlist of 50 bands before a panel of music industry experts selected three winners for each festival and the Triple M Music Jury selected the fourth winner. Benjalu frontman Ben Gumbleton said winning the competition was a dream come true. “The band is overwhelmed with the love and support they have received from fans in the headspace competition,” he said. The Big Day out will be on at Sydney Showgrounds on January 26.

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hearty congratulations are in order for Newcastle-based outfit Benjalu who, after going head to head with nearly 500 bands across the country to win a place on the new headspace stage at next year’s Sydney big Day Out. Benjalu was chosen a one of four bands to play the iconic festival as part of headspace’s (an organisation devoted to promoting mental health amoung Australia’s 12 to 25-year-olds) Big Day Out Competition which attracted more than 25,000 votes.

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ne of the world’s most recognised and most performed pieces of music, ‘Messiah’, will be presented by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Camerata this weekend, just in time for Christmas. ‘Messiah’, directed by the Cathedral’s organist and Master of the Choristers, Peter Guy, was a sell-out in front of more than 600 people when it was performed two years ago. “Few people realise the exceptionally high quality of performers and musicians that we have within the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Christ Church Camerata,” Mr Guy said. “ Christ Church Cathedral is the only regional Cathedral that has a choir that is the calibre of those in Sydney and Melbourne and Christ Church Camerata is arguably one of the finest Cathedral ensembles within the country.” Messiah was composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel and contained a scriptural text written by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible and from the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. “Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is one of the greatest choral compositions ever composed,” Mr Guy said. “Its enduring popularity is testament

‘Messiah’ Christ Church Cathedral SUN 8 Dec to the genius of the composer and his setting of the text. The ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ is perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable choral works of all time but ‘Messiah’ also includes some of the most beautiful solo arias and choruses of the repertoire. It really is the genius of Handel in full flight.” ‘Messiah’ will be performed at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, December 8 from 2pm. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 concession, $15 for students or $80 for a family ticket and can be purchased at newcastlecathedral.org.au

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• 9 miles of beach at end of st. • Covered rear veranda leads to • Set on a big 720m2 level block private yard • Separate laundry & 2nd toilet • Modern kitchen – plenty of • Ready to move into and enjoy bench space • Ideal weekender, investment • Built-ins to two bedrooms • Airconditioned open plan living or family home

View Saturday 11-11.30am

• Formal & Informal living areas • Big level fenced block 814 square metres • Good size kitchen with plenty • Walk to schools,shops & beach of bench space • Inground resort style pool • Paved entertaining area for enjoying afternoon breezes

Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

Agent Darrell Smith 0414 683 329

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• Quite cul-de-sac location • Set on over 900m2 • Beautiful bush land backdrop • Stunning four bed room home • Ensuite and walk in to main • Ducted air to upstairs

Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

• Formal & informal lounge and dinning • Timber kitchen with new appliances • Good vehicle access to yard • Internal access to double

Offers Over $780,000 R&H Blacksmiths 4971 5071

3+ 2 1+ 29 Channel Street, Swansea NEVER A DULL MOMENT

View Saturday 1-1.30pm

• Channel front location with panoramic views • Two storey brick and tile landmark home • Rear lane access to drive through garaging

Agent Darrell Smith 0414 683 329

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• Separate self contained accommodation for visitors • Views from most bedrooms & living rooms • Views up and down the Channel

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Price $79,000 1 1 1 R&H Blacksmiths Blacksmiths 4971 5071 STUDIO APARTMENT

View By appointment Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

View By appointment Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

• Two bedroom relocatable home • Airconditioned living area • Separate dining & good size kitchen with natural gas

• Built-ins to both bedrooms, bathroom with separate toilet and natural gas hot water service

• Solid rental return • Shared laundry, history designated car park • Tile floor & rendered • Walk to shops, walls beach & channel • First floor studio • Rent return of $180apartment 200 per week.

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1 3 Offers over $325,000 2 R&H Blacksmiths Lake Rd, Swansea 4971 5071 Your weekender a-waits View Saturday 10-10.30am Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

• Less than 170m from • Walk to Swansea school the shops and Lake shops and clubs Macquarie • Sizable lounge • Close to boat ramp room, open fire & fishing

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$320 per week

• Near new two bed villa style home • Lake at one end of the street and the channel at the other • The local school two streets away and the shops and clubs nearby • Built ins, TV points to bedrooms View By appointment

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$530 per week 2

• Located across from Swansea Channel • Sensational views, breezes and lifestyle • Modern kitchen and bathroom View

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$445per week 2

• Massive air conditioned lounge room, big modern kitchen with walk-in pantry • 3 bedrooms, all with wardrobes • There is a rear sunroom and a View

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Blacksmiths 4971 5071

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Wangi Wangi For Rent $535 per week 4 2+

Fennell Bay For Rent $430 per week 3 1 2

• Split level architect designed home on waterfront reserve block • Views over the lake • Formal & informal living & dining areas, large kitchen View By appointment

• Single level home on a massive 1012 sqm block • Lake Views from both the yard and most rooms. • Features 3 good size bedrooms

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Caves Beach For Rent $485 per week 3 2 2

• Polished floorboards • Air conditioned living area, • Modern kitchen, separate toilet & • Big level fenced yard • Detached double garage with its View By appointment

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Rentals


TRADES trades & services SERVICES 4032 8151 • gary.scott@newcastlepost.com.au Antenna/TV Installations

Business of the Week

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Building Services

EXPERTS IN DIGITAL RECEPTION

• Tall Aerial Removals • Antenna & Outlet Installations & Repairs • All TV Hoop-Ups & Tunes

FREE QuOTES AND PENSIONER DISCOuNTS CONTACT TROy: 4945 1783 OR 0408 471 974

JC CARPENTRY AND RENOVATIONS PTY LTD

NORM + BILL’S

Brickwork Lic. 52368c

– ALL WORK GUARANTEED –

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS UNT DISCOALL FOR NERS PENSIO

NORM’S TILING

MOBILE

FRE BILL’S QU E BATHROOMS OTES

Specialising in removal of baths and building of walk in showers for the disabled & elderly.

Balustrade

Aluminium and glass balustrades, pool fencing, sliding gates

Ph Jordan 0410 594 347 balustradeinstallations.com.au

Bathroom Renovations

Phone Norman on:

Nathan Brown Bu

Phone Bill on:

0408 671 617 0406 068 262

SILVERSTRE AM B ATHROOM &

DISABLED/ELDERLY CONVERSIONS

• All bathroom repairs • Bathroom renovations • Disabled/handicap conversion and constructions • Waterproofing

0409 921 618

Javier Cureno B/L 122520C

Building Services

0458 000 003

B/L 122520C

Bathroom Renovations

ALL CARPENTRY (FRAMING, FITOUTS, ROOFS WALLS), DECKS, PARGOLAS, RENOVATIONS, EXTENSIONS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT (DRAFTING, ENGINEERING, STRUCTURAL), BASEMENTS, ATTICS, ALL REPAIRS

MOB: 0422 622 264

Building Services

COASTROCK COM.AU ROCK BOULDER LANDSCAPES & RETAINING WALLS DIFFICULT SITES A SPECIALTY 27 YEARS AS OWNER OPERATOR TImbEr mInI AnD SCrEw/bLADE PILES LICENCED R95459 - INSURED - ENGINEER CERTIFIED

ROCK WANTED 20T & 5.5T EXCAVATORS POSITRACK-TIPPER Call Frank Feuerherm

Mob: 0438 926 286

Office: 1800 65 49 43 Fax: 0243 926 862

Call 4032 8151 to advertise

EMAIL: nathanb74@bigpond.com Nathan Brown Building  Bathroom Renovations

 Building Renovations • Bathroom renovations  Decks and Pergolas • Building renovations

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 No Job Decks and pergolas Personal Service and Reliability Personal service & reliability CALL NATHAN TODAY FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE Commercial or residential Plan drawing No job to small

CALL NATHAN TODAY FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE

Lic No: 202694c

To advertise your business or trade call Gary Scott 4032 8151

trades & services

High Performance Antenna Service

0422 622 264

nathan@nathanbrownbuilding.com.au

Blocked Drains

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trades & services SERVICES 4032 8151 • gary.scott@newcastlepost.com.au 46 TRADES Building Services

Business of the Week

Concreting

BUILDER Lic 27500C *Maintenance *Alterations *Insurance work *All Repairs *Decks & Pergolas Ph Michael:

0410 451 530

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Caves Beach Concrete

Carports & Awnings

- Concrete Contractor • All types of concrete work & retaining walls (block and log) • Stamp, Stencil & Coloured with Pattern Cove • Exposed Aggregates (many colours) • Spray Paving-Resurfacing • Slabs & Steps

FREE Quotes!

Cleaning

To advertise your BLUE DOLPHIN business DOMESTIC CLEANING or trade call 0427 674 703 Gary Concreting CONCRETING 4032 8151 Regular, move out, small commercial Phone Tom Or Robyn

• Driveways • Driveway repair • Footings • Underpinning • Pathways • All concrete work

To advertise your business or trade call Gary 4032 8151 Roofing

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Ph: 4971 2022 or 0418 663 787 Decks & Pergolas

DECK DOCTOR

Decks, verandahs, repairs refurbishments, cleaning, sanding, sealing, staining, painting. Beautiful.

FREE QUOTES. FULLY INSURED

Phone The Doctor

0409660670

Design & Drafting

CALL JOHN 0412 273 367 CARL 0411 702 817

MACWILCRETE

Lic: 189172c • Residential concretor • All types of concrete finishes No Job too big • Driveways • Patios or small! Free • Garage Slabs • Footings Quotes! • Re-Surfacing

Ph Darren: 0403 746 022

Lic. 111994c

No job too small!

Lic 231270C

trades & services

“Prompt & Reliable Service”

Call Gary on 4032 8151 to advertise here!


TRADES trades & services SERVICES 4032 8151 • gary.scott@newcastlepost.com.au Delivery/Pick-up

Electrical

Fencing

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Guttering

Free quotes call 0450 219 752 Fully insured • Lic number: 255 965 C • ABN:3616 906 7474

Electrical

Flooring Services

floor sanding & polishing

Shaun Webber Electician

PHONE 0450 602 426

Lic. 245595C

Gemmell electrical

• Laying of new floors • Sanding & Polishing new & old floors • Free quotes Call the Big Boys

SMALL JOB SPECIALISTS ALL ELECTRICAL WORK FREE QUOTES SENIOR DISCOUNTS shaunwebber@hotmail.com

Pen si o n er d is co u n ts

Electrician

Cameron Gemmell

0423 944 044 cameron@gemmellelectrical.com.au

FREE QUO TE

231215C

A-SPARK ELECTRICAL

Domestic, Commercial Industrial Friendly service Fully licenced Fully insured Modest rates Free quotations

Call Darren 0420 909 400

Electrical repairs, installations and renovations

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• Quality Bluescope Steel • Leaf Protection • Custom Folded Flashings • Curved Gutters • Professional Service PHONE BRICE, MANDY OR SAM AH:

4959 8566 FAX: 4027 5673 oziwiroofing@gmail.com

Lic No: 261305C

www.oziwi.com.au

eireaNN electrical No electrical Job too big or small

PENSIONER DISCOUNTS

Lic 234141c

• Lights • Power Points • Ceiling Fans • Smoke Alarms • Safety Switches • Testing & Fault Finding • Rewiring & Installs • Electrical Hot Water Repairs • Bathroom, Laundry, Kitchen & Bedroom Renovations • Small Appliance Repairs - Ovens/Cookers, Hot Plates & Rangehoods

contact marty on 0449 634 794

Excavation

Furniture Removals

trades & services

➤Timber experts ➤Sloping specialist ➤Colorbond and gates ➤Pool style or custom made ➤Pine walls

JUS DIGGIN E XCAVATO R + T I PPE R H I R E

Specialising in tight fit excavations

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL • FREE QUOTES

PH. JUSTIN 0438408801

Guttering

Fencing ALL STYLE FENCING Specialising in: ✔ Colorbond, timber fencing & gates ✔ Pool fencing ✔ Fully insured ✔ All work guaranteed ✔ Free quotes Lic 231433c

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Electrical

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TRADES & services SERVICES 4032 8151 • gary.scott@newcastlepost.com.au 48 trades Handyman

Painting

Plastering

Kitchens Handyman

HANDYMAN PLASTERING No job too small Landscaping

CALL DEAN 0455 380 191 Lic 251423C

Newcastle Carpentry & Handyman Services

Purveyor of Papering and Painting

Lawnmowing

Oliver’s Lawn Care & Garden Maintenance

for a FREE QUOTE ROS’S LAWNMOWING Call Pensioner discount

• Property Maintenance and Repairs • Wooden window repairs • Carpentry • Joinery • Door Installations and repairs • Lawn mowing • Garden maintenance • Painting/Welding

Cuttings removed prompt

No jobservice too small! reliable

PHONE 0457 616 535

0408 682 0427 907 997105

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free - Callortony Phquote 4942 4231

Cuttings removed prompt reliable service Ph 4942 4231 or PER HOU

0427 907 997

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Specialising in Papers and wallcoverings Phone Nigel 0413 697 269

• Quality workmanship • Fully insured • Renovation work • Water damage & patchwork • Fancy cornice specialist • Prompt reliable service • Pensioner discounts • All aspect of plastering • Clean up when job is complete • Free quotes

PHONE JOHN

0412 273 367

Lic 231270c

Plumbing

Pest Control

Matt Higgins 0411 276 479 Gas, hotwater, plumbing repairs & installation

Lic: 193372C

Pier Replacement

IS YOUR HOUSE MOVING OR CRACKING UP?

• Pier Replacement • Underpinning • Pensioner Discounts • Free Inspection

Lic 231270c

Call John now on:

0412 273 367

Plumbing-Gas-Drainage-Excavation Blocked Drain Specialist Hot Water & Rainwater tanks Property Maintenance & Renovations

Call Michael on 0410 796 303 E: premiertrades8@gmail.com

Guttering Services

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Lic 240899C

• ALL HOME CLEANING • PRESSURE CLEANING • BLOCKED DRAINS • MAINTENANCE • FULLY INSURED

Lic 254042C

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Gutter Cleaning

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trades TRADES & services SERVICES 4032 8151 • gary.scott@newcastlepost.com.au

Lic: 230704C

PHONE JOHN

Lic 231270c

0412 273 367

Call your LOCAL plumber for a free quote and free plumbing inspection cAll simon

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0412 414 541

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FOR ALL ROOFING AND GUTTERING NEEDS

CALL RICK 0409 225 188

ROOFING

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• New work • Real Estate/Strata • Special owner builder rates • Bathroom rectification work • Brick sealing - clear coat • Negative pressure - waterproofing

• 20% senior discount • Leaking showers • Rising damp • Epoxy flooring • UV stable coatings • Roof repairs

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Ad placed at advertisers request

Call Gary on 4032 8151 to advertise here! Sewing Machine Repairs

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Is your property looking tired, or your thinking of selling?

we do all scrap! APPLIANCES - CARS - CAR PARTS CLEAN UPS - MACHINERY, PARTS, CLEAN-UPS we do all scrap!

• OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE • RENEWALS AND REPAIRS • REMOVAL OF OLD MATERIALS • ALL COLORBOND ROOFING REQUIREMENTS • FIRST CLASS WORKMANSHIP

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• Blocked drains specialist • Taps & toilet repairs • Hot water heaters • Gasfitting • All plumbing work

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Plumbing

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Lic No. 203804c

• $0 service call • Pensioner discount • Garanteed upfront pricing • Blocked drain specialist • Small plumbing jobs/taps toilets ect

• LPG/natural gas fiiting • Hot water maintenace • Call for Same day Service • 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE

0403 306 802

www.in2plumbing.com.au

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• Painting • Landscaping • High pressure cleaning • Rubbish removal • Minor Maintenance • Total property makeover

Tiling

Call Grant 0401 265 742 www.novaimpressions.com.au

Roofing

SD & L RUBBISH REMOVAL

ALL RUBBISH REMOVED • DEMOLITIONS • YARD CLEARING • EXCAVATIONS

0418685761 • 49582756

Hot Water Services

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trades & services SERVICES 4032 8151 • gary.scott@newcastlepost.com.au 50 TRADES Tiling

Business of the Week

Tree Services

BTS TREE, PALMS & STUMP SERVICE • Free quotes • Pensioner discounts • Fully insured • All tree work & pruning • Arborist • Prompt reliable service 30 years’ experience No job too small or large

• Plans to council • Gable carports • Awnings • Screen enclosures • Glass rooms • Decks • Deals directly with the builder/owner

Mobile: 0408 681 866 or Phone/fax Ian: 4948 6551 benny57@bigpond.net.au

EEES FQRUOT

trades & services

Lic No. 162879c

Phone Matt: 4976 3270 or 0414 941 922 Tree Services

Call Gary on 4032 8151 to advertise here!

Tree Lopping Stump grinding Small access Palm removal lawn mowing/lawn care Phone Terry 0466 879 663 Fully insured No job too small! FREE QUOTES!

Tree Services

To advertise your business or trade call Gary 4032 8151

Specialising in: • Tree removal • Pruning and tree maintenance • Block clearing • Chipping and mulching • Stump grinding • Rural services • Land management

CALL NICK 0477 000 891 or 4908 1630  Safe  Reliable

 Friendly  Fully insured

Advertise in the Trades and Services. Call Gary on 4032 8151, you can't afford not to!

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Lounge suite Lazyboy Harbourtown, 3 seater 1 rocking recliner, Cream in colour suit small room $2000 ono Indoor/outdoor Spa with cover“Monarch” $2000 ono pick up only Phone 0406 496 975

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Another Hyundai donation Automotive Mechanical Technology TAFE students benefit

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s part of an ongoing partnership supporting the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE, and the Mackay Engineering College, Hyundai Motor Company Australia has today made a further vehicle donation, this time to the Great Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. The programme, which commenced in 2011, has to date seen Hyundai make 22 vehicle donations - along with numerous parts - to 14 TAFE institutions across the country. The vehicles and parts combined value is more than $760,000*. The latest donation of the award-winning i40 Tourer is a welcome addition to the classroom. Valued at over $30,000*, it will be used by students at the Great Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE studying Automotive Mechanical Technology courses as part of the practical training component of the curriculum. The i40 presents state-of-the-art safety

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Hyundai i40 technology, advanced automotive equipment and a wide range of features, ensuring students can develop and practice their skills on a cutting-edge model. The hands-on experience is invaluable - students are challenged with real-world problems and can see, decipher, and resolve them directly.

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dedicated national community support programmes. "Hyundai is proud to provide ongoing support to this vital education programme,' says James Scott, After Sales Manager - Northern Region Hyundai Motor Company Australia.

Newcastle’s original light commercial specialists, with 24 years experience. w w w.je s mondlig htcomme r cia ls .com. au

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3.3 litre, 6 cylinder, 5 speed auto, 7 seater, cream leather interior.

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4.7 litre, V8 auto, 8 seater, leather trim, alloys, towbar

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$12,999

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2.0EFI petrol, 5 speed, air cond, steer, ABS, traction control

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All vehicles in the programme are deemed ‘pre-production' or evaluation vehicles. They cannot be registered for sale to the public and would otherwise end up as crushed surplus. The use of the vehicles in these vital industry education programmes is a further example of Hyundai's commitment to operating

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Kurri Kurri to top of competition

Gillian riding her way to the top of BMX world

Denis Broad, OAM NEWCASTLE DISTRICT

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petition came late in 2012 when she travelled to Whangarei in New Zealand to compete in the New Zealand North Island championships. Gillian managed to finish fourth in the final which included athletes from both the New Zealand and Australian National Senior Tran Tasman test teams. In July 2013 Gillian competed in her first world championships in Auckland, New Zealand. Gillian raced in three qualifying races and missed the semis by only one point. Gillian finished as the fifth placed Australian in the competition.

Recent wet weather allowed only two final round matches of the BCIB Big Bowls Challenge to be completed. Kurri Kurri “Cannons” 119.5 points are the new competition leaders after their hard fought 9.5/5.5 victory over Beresfield “Magpies” (119). Club Coach Nathan Dawson lead the way for the Cannons defeating Warren Shipley 8/8, 20/10. The Pairs & Triples rubbers were both decided by one shot. Mick Beesley & Matthew Baus claimed the Pairs for the Magpies with a narrow 7/7, 6/5 win against Andrew Rees & Terry Antram. The trio of Brendon Baker, Aaron Appleby & Mark Smith clinched the Cannons win with a 7/7, 7/6 victory over Steven Pepperall, David Wayland & Michael Brown. The result means that both the Cannons & Magpies have qualified for this week’s semi-finals. Maitland City “Hunters” (116.5) should have clinched the Minor Premiership with a win over Wallsend “Bears” (69.5) last night. In the other completed match East Maitland “Griffins” (73) downed Toronto Workers “Redbills” (96) which eliminated the Redbills from semi-final contention.

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illian Anderson has only been in the sport of BMX racing since early 2011. But in the two and a half years she has been involved in the sport she has made a meteoric rise. Gillian’s potential as a future star was evident almost from the beginning when she competed at her first NSW state championships, winning bronze after being in the sport for approximately six months. Gillian has since gone on to consistently finish on the podium at state championship level events. At a national level Gillian’s presence has also been felt. Whilst at her first national championships in 2012, Gillian crashed in her first qualifying race whilst battling for the lead. Gillian sustained a broken collar bone in the fall and could no longer compete at the event. She had hoped to qualify for the 2012 world championships and was heart broken after the fall. However, Gillian picked herself up and was not deterred. Exactly twelve months later she redeemed herself by finishing fourth in the final at the national championships in May 2013. Gillian also improved her personal best by finishing seventh in the seven round National Champbikx series. Gillian’s first taste of international com-

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A-League Ladder

Jets lapses cost game Drop in concentration leads to two goals in second loss to Sydney FC this season Paul Monforte

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he Newcastle Jets and coach Gary van Egmond were left lamenting lost opportunities and lapses in concentration after a 2-0 defeat by Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. The Jets would have fancied their chances after seeing Sydney superstar Alessandro Del Piero limp off in the 43rd minute with the scored locked at 0-0. But the home side we able to score right on halftime through Joel Chianese “It’s disappointing. The five minutes before and after halftime you’ll find a lot of goals scored in those moments,” van Egmond said. Sydney’s second goal came from an individual effort from substitute Ranko Despotovic in the 60th minute. “Again it was created from our own error, but the flipside is that we had enough chances to win the game. “There were some decent parts of the game where we played quite well.

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6

9

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3

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Andrew Hoole, who created a strong chance for Emile Heskey in the first half There’s still plenty of work for us to get better”. Emile Heskey made his long-awaited return to Newcastle’s starting line-up but it was not enough to prevent the Jets suffering their

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second loss to Sydney this season. The loss sees the Jets slip down to fifth place on the ALeague ladder and are on the road again this week against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon.

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