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Community digs deep to brighten Christmas for kids away from home Amelia Parrott

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hildren in out of home care across the Hunter will have an extra present under the tree this Christmas thanks to the generosity of our readers, Sew Soft Gifts at Charlestown and the Post staff who dug into their pockets to donate toys to Samaritans. The Post delivered the gifts to Coordinator of Out of Home Care, Sue McDonald, at a Samaritans Christmas party at Walka Water Works last week. “We really appreciate the Post’s efforts in collecting Christmas presents from the public for our children in foster care,” Ms McDonald said. “Foster caring is both a rewarding and challenging job at times, so to be able to help out our carers with presents for these children is very much appreciated. Carers work hard all through the year to provide stable and loving homes for children who are not able to live with their parents whether that be for a short time or for longer. “Samaritans pride themselves on providing children with the best possible care environment. These gifts that have been kindly donated by the Post readers will be very much appreciated by children of all different ages in Samaritans care”.

(L-R) Samaritans Out of Home Care Coordinator Sue McDonald, carers Chris and Sally-Anne Chate and Post editor Paul Monforte with the donated toys

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Three things bugging me in the lead-up to Christmas Three disappointing important decisions spanning the country last were handed down last week. Firstly, the High Court disallowed the ACT’s same-sex marriage legislation. The decision wasn’t totally unexpected, but what a waste of time and money having courts fighting against state laws. Of course, there needs to be some control at a federal level to prevent states going off on tangents with their legislation, but this was a chance for common sense to prevail. Secondly, the NBN just seems to get slower and more expensive as time goes on. In fairness, the Coalition government can’t take all the blame for this, having only been in power for a matter of months. Some opponents of spending billions on the NBN question why whether we really need to have lightning-fast internet. They say there is nothing wrong with current speeds. Well, we used to think dial-up internet was normal and good enough. We have to move with the times. I don’t really mind if I don’t have NBN speeds for my home internet use, but we have the capability now to deliver great benefits to businesses. In particular, the opportunities to use it to help in the medical industry on things such as internet consultations make the NBN almost a necessity. Thirdly, the decision by the Western Australian



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government to establish shark “kill zones� seems like an overreaction. Under the plan, any shark over 3m spotted near beaches around Perth and the south-west coast will automatically be killed. The WA government is responding to seven fatal attacks in the past three years. Those deaths are terribly sad and, of course, there should be measures in place to help protect swimmers and surfers, given that beaches are such a huge part of life in Australia. But, as is often pointed out, we are heading into the shark’s natural habitat and killing them just for travelling too close to land. As long as there are signs at beaches, indicating the likely presence of sharks then you accept the risk if you choose to go into the water. This will be the final edition of the Post for 2013. Thank you again to the readers and the Post staff who donated to our toy appeal. The Samaritans out-of-home care team were delighted to receive the gifts and their case managers are busy ensuring the kids will receive their gifts for Christmas. Thanks also to all of you who have phoned, written or dropped in to see us in the past year. The Post’s office will close on Friday, 20th December and re-open on Tuesday, 7th January. Our first edition for 2014 will be on Wednesday, 15th January.

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occer crowds are again in the spotlight after violence erupted in the stands at Hunter Stadium during last Saturday night’s clash between the Jets and the Western Sydney Wanderers. The nasty incident has led to two men being charged after they allegedly assaulted police officers, but the story has taken a new twist with claims that police and security guards were heavy-handed in their response to the drama. However, Newcastle City Superintendent John Gralton defended the actions of his officers. "Police are not punching bags," Superintendent Gralton said. "One male punched another male three times in the face, the police attempted to arrest him and he turned and punched that officer in the face. The police used as much reasonable force as necessary to effect the arrest. Police say that officers attached to the Newcastle City Local Area Command along with the Riot Squad and Operational Support Group were on hand at the A-League clash when a fight break out late in the second half.

The crowd at Saturday night's clash between the Jets and the Wanderers “While an officer was attempting to arrest a man, he was allegedly hindered by another spectator,” police said in a statement. “The man who was hindering police was pushed out of the way by police and fell to the ground.

“Police will allege the 21-year-old man grabbed an officer’s groin and refused to let go." The 21-year-old was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with assault police. In another incident at the match, police

were speaking to three fans who were allegedly causing trouble when one of the men refused to abide by police directions to return to his seat. Police will allege the man punched another spectator in the face three times before assaulting officers who tried to arrest him. The 41-year-old man was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was issued a court attendance notice for ‘assault police’ and ‘behave in an offensive manner’. While the Jets’ parochial supporter base, the Squadron, has been vocal about the handling of Saturday night’s incidents, the club itself is saying little. “The Club are not in a position to comment until we receive a report from Hunter Venues who manage security and police for all events at Hunter Stadium,” a spokesperson told the Post. It is understood the Squadron is preparing to file a complaint to the club and police about the handling of the incidents. Squadron Secretary, Toby Mills, says the drama escalated when security guards allowed Wanderers supporters to enter the Jets’ supporter bay. He says the situation got worse when Riot Squad police entered the bay, as the Wanderers supporters had already been removed. “10 to 15 riot cops jumped the fence and came into the bay – pushing children and women out of the way and some older Jets supporters took offence to that,” Mr Mills said.

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Honour the Christmas story all year Love he sums up, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. This sort of love is the love that God has for us. Christians know that they are meant to act with love and when they do not know that they have failed. Over and over again we are confronted by our own teachings. At Christmas we also recall that God put aside the use of power. God chose to make a difference by entering into the world with all the risks associated with birth and early childhood. Throughout his life and ministry Jesus embodied this way of God not seeking power, glory or control. Jesus gave himself freely and completely for the life of others. His was a way of service and humility. Christians know that they are meant to follow the way of Jesus and when they do not they recognise the need to start afresh if they are to fully honour him. Our commitment is to seek to honour the Christmas story 365 days of the year. The heartening story is that through our parishes, schools and agencies in the last year there are many wonderful moments of people being helped in need, finding new direction for their lives, discovering spiritual meaning and hope. My Christmas prayer is that you might receive from God the blessing of peace they need for the year ahead.

A Christmas message from Bishop Peter Stuart for the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle

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t has been another confronting year for the long-­standing churches in this region. We have wrestled with the fact that our story contains some dark moments. In our living history there are people who expected to be able to trust the church but were badly let down by others within the church and with tragic consequences. I know that Anglicans in this region deeply regret that this occurred and pledge themselves to building a better future. In part our commitment to do this comes from the Christmas story. At Christmas we recall that God acted with overwhelming love to guide all that he had created into a better way. He called forth from people a desire for mercy and peace -­goodwill among all. This cosmic event is told with tales of shepherds and wise ones; of angels and stars; of a manger and a stable. The fundamental tenet of Christianity is meant to be love. Love, St Paul says, is patient; love is kind; not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. Love, he tells us, does not insist on its own way; is not irritable or resentful; does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.

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The 'oyster' in Christmas BISHOP BILL WRIGHT Bishop of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

(L-R): Natasha Kaye, Sam Kot and Jessica Carlyle rehearse for the nativity play at St Benedict’s Primary School, Edgeworth as part of Bishop Wright’s Christmas message children. They’ll do the lot mainly for the pleasure of seeing the little kids so excited about Santa, wide-eyed in front of the tree and the presents, running back and forth showing things to dimly-remembered relatives. To see children transported to such special, special moments: for some that is the joy of Christmas. For others, it is about family. That everyone gets together and shares the peculiar Christmas rhythm of having special

rituals to perform, but also time to sit and be idle, to relax and to get all the news. It is building again, and celebrating, our connections with one another. Even the inevitable difficult moments and revivals of old arguments serve to remind us that we are family: we have bonds that go beyond agreeing or even liking each other. We belong in this mob, for better or for worse perhaps, but we do belong. Then there are the blessed folk who

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am thinking that preparing for Christmas is a bit like getting oysters fresh from the tide-line. To get such oysters you must put time aside, get up and out and doing, probably travel around a few places before you find what you’re looking for, endure the difficulties not of crowded stores but of sharp shells and wet feet on slippery rock, prise off the oysters and make your way home again. And back at home you will have to shuck the oysters, which looks easy when someone else does it, until finally you can have your feed. And then you have to clean up afterwards. It’s an awful lot of effort, but it is undertaken for one of life’s very considerable pleasures. That, I think, is where it is like what we put ourselves through to celebrate Christmas. If the special feeling of Christmas was not quite so great, we surely wouldn’t bother. But what is the ‘oyster’ in our Christmas time that is worth all that effort? Why do we shop and wrap, write and post, decorate and cook, travel and ring, meet and talk, catch up and visit? What are the moments we are looking for, the oyster-swallowing moments that make it worthwhile? For some people, it’s all about the

really do love giving. Whether it is the presents in the family or the time serving at the charity Christmas lunch, or the opportunity to be heartily nice to strangers without scaring the pants off them, some people just love the chance to be at their best, without the normal constraints. Christmas gives us an excuse to do good without embarrassment. In the present age, that pleasure is a rare enough. All these things are good. For me, though, the moment I get to consume my Christmas ‘oyster’, to savour the highlight of the whole exercise, comes somewhere in the quiet of the Midnight Mass. Now, I’m not getting pious here, or making it up. This is just what I feel, year after year. At some point in Midnight Mass, it strikes me that God came among us, not in power and majesty, but as a small child, as a member of a little family, as a man of normal human thoughts and feelings. In the quiet of Christmas Eve, I touch into that sense of God-with-us: ‘Tonight a child is born for us, a son is given to us. He is Christ the Lord.’ What is your Christmas ‘oyster’ moment? What keeps bringing you back to Christmas? And how can you share that specialness with your family or with others generally? Whatever your Christmas ‘oyster’ is, may God bless you and yours with it abundantly this year. Happy Christmas!

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PCYC gets overdue makeover State government funding improves facilities for dancers and wheelchair access Amelia Parrott @amelia_parrott

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CYC Newcastle users can expect fewer splinters in the dance floor and improved wheelchair access from 2014, with the facility recently receiving more than $26,000 in grant money from the State Government for much-needed renovations. The work will include refurbishing the venue’s dance floor, constructing a new disabled access ramp at the rear of the building and renovating currently disused rooms to create space for after hours health services, including occupational therapy and dietetics. PCYC Newcastle club manager, John Mills, told the Post the dance floor had not received a major upgrade since the Broadmeadow facility opened in 1965, and it was now in need of attention. “We have little girls – three or four-yearsold – doing jazz and ballet in pink tutus on a floor that’s had a lot of wear and could have splinters in it, could get dirty easily, that sort of thing, so it’s about making it a much better experience for those guys to

PCYC Newcastle club manager, John Mills, and State Member for Newcastle, Tim Owen, inspect the facility’s soon to be resurfaced dance floor

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attend and actually take part in that activity,” he said. The dance floor will be sanded and re-coated at a cost of around $4,500. $15,500 of the grant will be spent of the construction of the new disabled access ramp to bring the venue up to national disability access standards, with the remainder of the $26,790 grant to go towards room refits. State Member for Newcastle, Tim Owen, said the grant was a great outcome for an organisation that contributes so much to the community. “The work that PCYC Newcastle does to reduce crime by and against young people and engage our youth in positive activities is highly valued by the local community,” he said. “I think most of us, at some stage of our lives, have either participated in events at a PCYC such as martial arts, dance lessons, gymnastics or a Blue Light Disco, or have a family member who has so it’s great to be able to give back to the PCYC in some way.” The grant adds to the $17,000 previously awarded to PCYC Newcastle by the O’Farrell Government as part of its Community Building Partnerships Program, which enabled the purchase of sound and lighting equipment to be used at the club’s newly re-launched Blue Light Discos.

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hristmas came early for many Newcastle commuters last week, with the federal government announcing over $50 million in funding for the duplication of Tourle Street Bridge and Cormorant Road on Kooragang Island. The Abbott Government will contribute $51.9 to the upgrade, while the State Government will put in $52 million on top of the $3 million already spent on planning the project. State Member for Newcastle, Tim Owen, told the Post he had been working hard to secure Commonwealth funding for the project since discovering it had not been funded in the previous Federal budget under Labor. He said the project was already long overdue. “The Tourle Street Bridge upgrade is the highest priority infrastructure project in the region and I want to see it get underway as soon as possible,” Mr Owen said. “This project has been overdue since

The Tourle Street Bridge will be widened after a federal government funding announcement on Monday the previous idiotic Labor Government replaced a two-lane bridge with a two -lane bridge, when everybody knew what was really needed was four lanes and the widening of Cormorant Road. “The duplication is now going to cost tens of millions more than if the Labor Government had have built a four-lane bridge to

begin with but at least we can now fix the traffic congestion that has been plaguing motorists from Newcastle and neighbouring Port Stephens for years.” Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, was quick to rebuff Mr Owen’s claims that the project was not funded under Federal Labor.

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Souris getting straight down to business ICAC investigation sees Upper Hunter MP gain a new portfolio Amelia Parrott @amelia_parrott

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pper Hunter MP, George Souris, has been appointed Minister for the Hunter. The appointment is part of a small cabinet reshuffle brought about by the resignation of former Minister for Central Coast, Energy, and Resources, Chris Hartcher, who stepped down from the ministry earlier this month amid investigations by the State’s corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Mr Souris said he would be a passionate advocate for the Hunter region in the role. “I am honoured to have been appointed Minister for the Hunter, A region which is not only vital to the economy of NSW and Australia, but to which I have dedicated much of my working career,” he said in a statement. “There are plenty of challenges, however I have lived in the Hunter for most of my life, including seven years in local government, I believe I understand the aspirations and needs of the citizens of

this wonderful and diverse part of NSW.” State Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery, who last week was promoted to Shadow Minister for the Hunter, said she was looking forward to working with her new regional counterpart to promote key projects including Stage 5 of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange and finding a solution to traffic congestion around the Adamstown railway crossing. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell was confident Mr Souris would be a strong advocate from the Hunter region in cabinet. “Mr Souris understands the Hunter’s strengths and he will ensure the NSW Government capitalises on the region’s competitive advantages,” he said. “The Hunter is a strong contributor to the NSW economy, which is why this Government is committed to supporting its industries including mining, tourism, defence, agriculture, energy, health and education.” Outgoing Minister for the Hunter, Mike Gallacher, will take over the Central Coast portfolio. Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, will become Minister for Resources and Energy as part of the reshuffle, and Penrith MP, Stuart Ayres, will be promoted to the cabinet as Minister for Fair Trading. Mr Souris will also continue in his role as Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing, and the Arts.

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Lake Macquarie Mayor, Jodie Harrison, addressing residents at a community meeting in Whitebridge earlier this month. But Cr Langford argued that a submission from Council would compliment the concerns of Whitebridge residents, who gathered in their hundreds the weekend before the meeting to discuss the impact of the development on the community. Liberal Councillor Jason Pauling, put forward an amended motion requesting

Council recognise that Labor councillors, Jodie Harrison, Kay Fraser and Daniel Wallace previously voted in favour of rezoning the land, and then Liberal Councillor, Garry Edwards, now Member for Swansea, voted against rezoning the lot. The amended motion was supported by Cr Pauling’s Liberal counterpart, Cr

Denton, but failed to win majority support. Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Harrison, said she was disappointed to see party politics clouding the issue and there was more to the DA than the issue of appropriate zoning. Councillors Barry Johnston (Independent) and Ken Paxinos (Liberal) left the chamber during the discussion.

New Mental Health Services in Newcastle and the Hunter Toronto Private Hospital and Maitland Private Hospital have recently established new and exciting Mental Health Services for the Newcastle and wider hunter region. The brand new facilities offer high quality care in fresh and modern surroundings for patients requiring treatment for a range of mental health issues. Toronto Private Hospital is located 35 minutes from Newcastle and 10 minutes from Warners Bay. Maitland Private Hospital is located 35 minutes from Newcastle and 5 minutes from Maitland District Hospital. The specialist psychiatrists, therapy and nursing staff are highly experienced and committed to providing quality mental healthcare and support to the wider community and referring general practitioners in the Newcastle and Hunter region. A comprehensive outpatient therapy service is also available for patients requiring support whilst remaining at home, with programs such as: Depression and Anxiety management Bipolar Management Drug and Alcohol program Addiction management Interpersonal therapy Distress Management Training

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The countdown is on to Christmas Day with just one week to go until celebrations and Santa’s arrival. I am looking forward to enjoying the festive season with family and friends and reflecting on what we have achieved in the city in the past 12 Newcastle months. City Council In years to come I think 2013 will be the year we remember Lord Mayor as a turning point for Newcastle with community, business, all council matters: government and other agencies all coming together to achieve newcastle.nsw.gov.au really great things for our city. It has been a great privilege for me to be able to facilitate and advocate on your behalf and I believe we have laid the foundations for our city to really shine in 2014. I encourage all Novocastrians who have time off over Christmas to get out and explore everything our region has to offer. privilege for me to facilitate and From beaches and the Bathers Way to Blackbutt Reserve and our retail suburban centres there is plenty to love and visit in advocate on your own back yard. your behalf On behalf of the staff and councillors of The City of Newcastle I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year.

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As the year draws to a close, myself and my fellow councillors have been delighted to attend many school presentations around the City. We have all been very impressed with the way in which the children have conducted themselves and the sense of pride that shines within the school communities. Congratulations to all of the new school leaders for 2014 and thank you to the outgoing leaders who have represented their schools during 2013. A few people have asked me what my New Year’s resolution is, so after giving this some thought, I have decided that 2014 is going to be the year that I get my garden in order. I have a native garden that has become somewhat overgrown, so I am going to spend some time weeding and pruning. With the new green waste service, I really have no excuse anymore! I would like to thank everyone who has donated to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal so far. Every year the community gives so generously to help less fortunate families celebrate Christmas. This year’s appeal wraps up on 22 December so it’s not too late to place an unwrapped gift under the giant Christmas tree at Speers Point Park or Swansea and Morisset libraries. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the Samaritans, Wesley Mission and Salvation Army who work tirelessly to add a bit of joy to the lives of thousands of families across our region, especially at this time of year. From myself and my family, I wish all of you a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and safe New Year.

Tickets are still available for the Wiggles concert at Newcastle Entertainment Centre this Thursday. Children will be kept dancing, singing and laughing during this colourful concert and TV series with Yellow (and first-ever female) Wiggle Emma, Red Wiggle Simon, Purple Wiggle Lachy and the last remaining original(and Blue) Wiggle Anthony. Fans will also have the opportunity to see all of their wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword and bop along to Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Your Bear and all their other cherished favourites as well as exciting new hits like Do the Propeller. 2013 has already seen serious success for The Wiggles in their new line up, from number one chart hits on iTunes, to packed out appearances and live shows around the world, to the emergence at

shows of "the mini-Emma army" - girls dressed up just like their new role-model Emma. Even USA's Time and People magazines have reported on the arrival of the first female Wiggle. When The Wiggles recently travelled to the USA to launch the new show, they were asked to perform at the New York Mets baseball game, and were covered by national press. And in exciting news for fans of the original cast, former Red Wiggle Murray Cook has begun a new role as The Wiggles' Head of Touring for Australia and NZ, with other original Wiggles Jeff Fat and Greg Page still involved with writing songs and making cameo appearances in the live shows and videos. It'll be a wiggly end to the year. Tickets available from: http://premier. ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh= WIGGLES13


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Lucky local resident Robyn Pinney has won a holiday to Disneyland California thanks to The Good Guys. Robyn entered the competition at The Good Guys Warners Bay by simply spending $50 in store and registering her details. There are 20 holidays up for grabs across The Good Guys stores, with five winners being drawn each week up to Christmas. Robyn was amongst the lucky first five. Robyn was very excited when she received the congratulatory phone call. “I could not believe it when Andrew from The Good Guys called me and told me I had won the holiday, I have never won anything before. “I will definitely be taking my daughter

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ageing and living alone and families who are struggling financially,” event coordinator, Laura Dawson, explained. “This event proves that the community spirit is alive and well in Newcastle and shows just how much kindness and joy we can share when we work together.” The event will see around 200 volunteers serve up lunch to 800 people in a friendly atmosphere that includes live entertainment, gifts, and even a visit from Santa. “Every year we see hundreds of guests who need an extra bit of cheer on Christmas Day, or who don’t want to spend the day alone so they come and enjoy it with us,” Ms Dawson said. “The event is open to anyone in the community who would like to celebrate with us.” Samaritans’ Christmas Lunch in the Park will take place in the rail sheds in Newcastle Foreshore Park from 11am on Christmas Day. The event is free there is no need to RSVP. For more information contact Samaritans on 4960 7100 or visit www.samaritans.org.au.


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University of Newcastle students compete in the University Games earlier this year support that Newcastle has to offer for sporting events.” Newcastle will play host to about 3,000 university and TAFE students from across NSW and the ACT over four days in July, as

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If your man loves getting out on the water, you can’t go past a chartered fishing trip from B and L Fishing and Cruises. As a special offer this Christmas, B and L are offering a five hour offshore reef fishing trip, which includes gear, licenses, tackle and lunch, for just $100. Or go all out this festive season with a charter trip for the whole family – night fishing for jewfish in Lake Macquarie for four hours with up to six people for $500. For more information or to book, call 0427 713 323 or visit www.blfishingcruises.com.au

Aunty a real homebody? Eldest son just flown the coop? You’ll find plenty of items to make a loved ones house a home this Christmas at the Olive Tree Market. Botanical-themed homewares by 4 Leaf Clover will suit any décor, while music lovers will love the cool, lyrically-inspired wall art Safety Pin Design has to offer. Bring sophistication to the table with slate stoneware by Annabell Stone or give a little slice on Newcastle this Christmas with a quirky illustration by local artist Trevor Dickinson of Newcastle Productions. One visit to the Olive Tree Market and their home will be filled with striking style. All sellers mentioned, plus many more will be at the final Olive Tree Market of the year from 9am to 3pm this Saturday, December 21 at the Junction Primary School.

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FOR KIDS To market, to market, to buy for the kids! Why bother shopping for mass produced toys and apparel at crowded shopping centres this Christmas when you can pick up lovingly handmade gifts for the little ones from stallholders at the Olive Tree Market. Whether its hand stitched soft toys and baby apparel from The Hare and the Tortoise, sweet babushka dolls and girls dresses from Skye Rocket Sews or a funky, hand-painted bell from Beep Bicycle Bells to add that finishing touch to a new bike, the craftsmen and artisans at the Olive Tree Market have got your children covered this Christmas. All sellers mentioned, plus many more will be at the final Olive Tree Market of the year from 9am to 3pm this Saturday, December 21 at the Junction Primary School.

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“The connections and information sharing through the online network spans all stages of the breast cancer journey. "From the shock and fear following a diagnosis and sharing the news with loved ones and friends, to the wait on test results and emotional impact of treatment,” Maxine explained. For more information about the online network, visit www.bcna.org.au/network or phone 1800 500 258.

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“Older people play a vital role in today’s working family: they’re providing childcare for their adult children and helping them into their first homes to the tune of $22 billion a year. Most older Australians are already working beyond pension age – they’re just not getting paid for it”. “Put simply, when it comes to family, and their grandkids, seniors wouldn’t have it any other way,” he said. Through volunteering, National Seniors estimates the over 50s contribute around $3.12 billion a year to the economy. The Institute of Family Studies report analyses trends in childcare from 1984 to 2011 using ABS data. A key finding was that since the early 1980s the proportion of working mums has increased from four in 10 to over six in 10 in 2011.

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Make your sleep a priority

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Sleep is a critical element of health. The less you get the less health you will have! Here’s some tips on getting more. Reshuffle your work day According to a 2012 study published in the American Psychological Association journal Emotion, early risers tend to be happier, healthier and more productive – factors that make a powerful case for relegating your most taxing tasks to the early hours of the day. Embrace yoga If you’re a yoga cynic, it might be time to reconsider – the ancient art might work wonders for your zen levels, but it can also revolutionise your capacity to get better sleep. In December 2012, researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered that those who practiced yoga daily experienced deeper and more restorative periods of rest. Invest in your sleeping environment Swap worn-out pillows or uncomfortable mattresses and get block out curtains as you need a dark room. Don’t have electrical appliances near you (get rid of that phone on the table beside your head), a battery clock is $5 and the alarm works fine. Cut down your caffeine intake You might think those two espressos don’t affect you anymore, but your brain activity might prove otherwise. Leave your work at work Ideally have no screens on after say 9.30pm. They all have a blue light that makes the brain think it’s the middle of the day!

When the spring sun cuts winter’s misery and its rays reach the wood of a grapevine, tiny buds begin to swell with anticipation for the coming season. Crammed into each fattening bud are some dozen leaves as well as the floral bunches which are soon to become grapes. Before long the first shoots erupt from the vine, and little waves of excitement stir in the bellies of winegrowers. Over the season these vines will brave near-freezing mornings, howling spring winds and the fiercest of suns, all the while shouldering an expectation to ripen their fruit into bunches of vinous perfection. The dawns of the first few months of the New Year are filled with the hum of tractors meandering along vine rows. Some of the more precious bounty is collected by hand, hunched bodies scattered through vineyards picking bunch at a time. As grapes move from the land to the cellar, their metamorphosis into wine begins. Fruit is squeezed and juice extracted. Our willing ally, the humble yeast, transforms sugars into alcohol, and brings forth a myriad of aromas and textures through the magic of fermentation. The young wine may find itself put to bed in toasted oak casks, left to mature and find a harmony of flavour from its complex characters. Finally, when the winemaker feels the time has come, bottles of this liquid legacy are decanted, and shown to the world. Next time you crack a bottle, drink in deep the fact that you are imbibing something quite marvellous.

After a rich meal our stomachs have to work harder and pump out extra acid to help digest the food and alcohol. The pain or discomfort that follows this exercise in overindulgence can also occur with stress, cigarette smoking, pregnancy and some medicines. Apart from that queasy feeling, often symptoms of indigestion include burping and heartburn (known medically as reflux). If heartburn is the main problem, you might get relief with liquid antacids like Gaviscon or Mylanta and a range of potent antacids in tablet form is also now available without prescription. Somac and Zantac are examples of such products. Not surprisingly, there are a number of products promoted as being able to prevent or cure hangovers; mostly there is no evidence that they work. More likely to be effective; are the fluid and electrolyte replacement products. Because despite being liquid themselves, alcohol–containing drinks actually take water away from the parts of our body which need it most. Drinks containing caffeine such as coffee, tea or cola can do the same. For more advice and information tailor-made to your need to cope with the after effects of the festive season, or morning after problems at any time, ask at your pharmacy for one of the Self Care Fact Cards titled Headache and Heartburn and Indigestion. They’re available from pharmacies around Australia providing the Pharmaceutical Society’s Self Care health information.

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Pool party! But not so fun with a gastro bug or swimmer’s ear one of the causes of this painful problem. Other causes include damage to the canal caused by attempting to clean your ears with finger nails, cotton buds or other objects like keys. Even certain shampoos or hair dyes that get into the canal can cause an irritation. Diabetes, middle ear infections or just having narrow canals can also contribute to swimmer’s ear. Of course dirty water can increase the bacteria load in your ear, but our local pools are closely monitored to prevent that. Treatment usually involves ear drops and pain relief. While most infections are mild, there can be some serious complications if not managed appropriately, so it is a good idea for anyone to see their family doctor if they think they have swimmer’s ear. However, this issue does raise a question about what CAN be caught from swimming pools and how we can all help to keep pool water clean. Germs from our bodies can wash off and contaminate swimming pool water. Chlorine can destroy most germs but not always immediately. It seems obvious but it is particularly important not to swim when

you feel unwell as you are more likely to be carrying germs that have the potential to make other people sick. The length of time you should avoid swimming for depends on the infection, so see your family doctor for advice. A condition called cryptosporidiosis (Crypto) is something we hear about in the news every now and then. It is a microorganism that causes diarrhoea and can be passed on to others via pool water, so it is important not to swim until 14 days after the diarrhoea has stopped. Other infections you should stay out of the water for include chicken pox, school sores, or athlete’s foot if it is untreated. As a general rule, stay out of the water if you have an infection, shower before you swim, wash your hands after going to the toilet and avoid swallowing pool water. Parents should encourage children to have frequent toilet breaks, don’t change nappies at the poolside and children who are not yet toilet-trained should wear tight waterproof nappies. If you do get sick after enjoying your local pool, see your doctor and inform the manager of the pool.

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Recently I took up swimming at my local pool as part of a weight loss program. I developed a painful and itchy ear. My doctor said I had swimmer’s ear, but how did I catch that? (Craig, 51) Good question Craig, but you probably didn’t catch swimmer’s ear from your local pool, rather than created the right environment for it to occur. Swimmer’s ear is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal, from the outer ear to the ear drum. It can be incredibly painful especially at night or by pulling at your ear. There is often some deafness as the canal wall swells or fills with a discharge. It is thought that exposure to water in the outer ear canal can cause a skin irritation, which then allows bacteria into tiny skin cracks which then develop into an infection. Alternatively, the water can create a warm moist environment that allows the overgrowth of fungus that normally lives on our skin. Keeping your ear canals dry by using ear plugs or a swimming cap can help prevent the condition. The name “swimmer’s ear” is a bit misleading because swimming is only

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f you are looking for somewhere special to take the whole family for New Year’s Eve, the biggest lights display in the Southern Hemisphere will tick every box. Hunter Valley Gardens has over 1.5 million lights on show winding through 20 acres of beautiful landscape. Of course, no celebration is complete without a spectacular fireworks display, which this year will light up the gardens at 9pm. The kids will be busy with amusement rides including a Bungy, Mini Coaster and giant Ferris Wheel, as well as energetic entertainers ‘The Little Scallywagz’ performing two upbeat shows at 7pm & 8pm. A variety of food and beverage will be on offer, as well as chocolate http:// w w w.harrigansirishpub.com.au/_ / rsrc/1381209148802/whats-on/evermorenew-years-eve/Evermore_New_Years_ Eve_Hunter_Valley_Thumb.jpgfountains and frappes, fairy floss and ice-cream to carry on the indulgences of the festive season. The big kids are also able to play! Indie-rock folklore band Evermore will be taking the stage at Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation, which is conveniently located only a stone throw away from the gardens. Gates will open from 6.30pm on 31st

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A mother's written tribute for her lost son Marea Hobson's son Lance was Australian featherweight boxing champion and died in 1996 after suffering a haemorrhage during a fight in Melbourne. Mrs Hobson has written a book to honour Lance and to warn about the need for headwear in boxing. "I am Lance Hobson's mother and wrote his story in The Boy Who Lived and Died for Boxing so that other parents as well as teachers who have to deal with bullies can read the possible consequences of turning a blind eye. I wrote it for the boxing fraternity in the

hope that one day commonsense will prevail about headwear for young boxers in particular. And I wrote it for Lance who so loved his sport of boxing, in the hope that others will continue to enjoy his passion for the sport in a safer environment. I confess, I wrote it for myself. I think of Lance every day. His dedication and commitment shaped our family life when he was alive. The impact of his death on each and every one of us continues to this day. And lastly, I wrote it to honour each of

those fifty boxers who died in the years between 1994 and 2007, and the too many more to count before and after that. Those figures in themselves are a reason to ask: how can future lives be saved; how can the loss, sadness, grief and hardship of their families be (I suspect, so easily) prevented?" Lance 'Hurricane' Hobson the Boy Who Live and Died for Boxing is available as an online Kindle edition for $9.99 from www.amazon.com. Search for 'Marea Hobson'.

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Big Star’s ‘Third’ Thursday, January 23 • Enmore Theatre There’s little denying that Tennessee-born power-pop outfit Big Star were one of the most criminally underrated bands of all time. Now, that is set to be rectified with a special gig paying homage to perhaps their greatest album, ‘Sister Lovers’. At Sydney Festival 2014, an all-star line-up will perform the seminal record, which had never been performed live until 2010 when only remaining founding member Jody Stephens, R.E.M’s Mike Mills, The dB’s Chris Stamey and Mitch Easter (Let’s Active) unearthed the original scores and finally brought them to life. The Enmore Theatre will channel the best of the 70s this January when Stephens, Mills and Stamey are joined by The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, a local 12-pce ensemble of strings and brass, and guest vocalists Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris and Kurt Vile revive this legendary record. New acts confirmed on the exciting Big Star’s Third line up are Cat Power, Edwyn Collins, Tim Rogers (You Am I), Kim Salmon (The Scientists) and Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus) strongly representing the US, Scottish and Australian music scenes heavily influenced by Big Star.

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“Yeah, it has been a while,” guitarist Kane Goedhart told TE. “Last year was the first year we missed a New Year’s gig probably since we started, so we’re definitely keen on a big one in Newcastle.” The Butterfly Effect, thanks to their three genre defining albums ‘Begins Here’, ‘Imago’ and ‘Final Conversation of Kings’, rode the crest of the alternative metal wave that saw many Aussie bands (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus et al) gain serious traction both here and overseas. However, creative differences between the band and original singer Clint Boge put the breaks on a highly anticipated fourth album with Boge announcing his departure last year. While it seemed that we may’ve seen the last of the band, they have re-emerged, completely reinvigorated with a killer new single ‘Eyes Down’ and a new frontman in

Paul Gallagher. Goedhart said that while it is always a difficult prospect replacing a singer, the situation with Gallagher could not be working better. “All I can say about that is that we did a Sydney gig around October and about halfway through the show, everyone in the crowd was chanting “Paul, Paul, Paul” and I’ve never really seen a reaction like that before, which was just awesome,” he said. “The thing about Paul, as well, is that he is not trying to be a Clint impersonator – everything he is doing he is totally making his own and we’re really excited about the possibilities.” For Goedhart, now that the lineup for Butterfly Effect 2.0 is now locked in, there is a palpable sense of relief within the band. “Yeah, it has been a pretty long time between drinks with albums so it’s a total relief that we’re on the path again to put out another f***ing great record.” Goedhart said fans could expect the long awaited follow-up to 'Final Conversation With Kings’ sometime in the new year. “We’ve got a solid half-a-dozen songs recorded now so I’d say we’re about halfway done, so after the tour, we’ll be spending the first half of the year finishing off the album and maybe poking our heads up for the occasional show, but we’re all really excited about getting this album up and out there so keep your ears peeled.”

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alking down Fitzroy Street in Melbourne, in search of new guitar strings, Jebediah bassist, Vanessa Thornton took a call from TE to talk about the band’s plans from a new album and upcoming their summer tour. Amelia parrott

Since Aussie alt-rock stalwarts, Jebediah released their much-anticipated fifth LP, ‘Kosciusko’ in 2011, a record that earned the band nods at both the APRA awards and the International Songwriting Contest, side projects and solo ventures have affixed themselves firmly to the top of the list of priorities for most of the band’s members. With frontman Kevin Mitchell releasing his fourth record under his Bob Evans moniker, ‘Familiar Stranger,’ earlier this year, drummer, Brett Mitchell and Thornton touring and recording with Perth-based indie outfit, Axe Girl, and a landmass now separating band mates based between Melbourne and Perth, Thornton told TE that these days, getting the band together to write is harder than

Jebediah The Small Ballroom Thursday 2 January ever but promised fans that new material was on their radar. “Since the release of ‘Kosciusko’, we haven’t all had the time to be in the same room together to just sit down and write,” she said. “I think we’ll take the opportunity to hang out between these shows in January and maybe start writing stuff and see what the vibe is like in terms of getting a bunch of new songs with the idea of maybe making another record, which I can’t imagine will happen very quickly but hopefully

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that will happen at some stage in the next seven years or so,” Thornton joked. Jebs will be ringing in the New Year playing beachside towns across Australia throughout January, including a stopover at the Small Ballroom in Newcastle. “I think we deserve a holiday as much as anyone, don’t you think?” she said of the coastal tour schedule. “Playing music is fun so what else would we rather do on our holidays than play music?” No strangers to Newcastle, – they sold out

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mention some of the most morish desserts experienced in some time, you will definitely be spoiled for choice at Café 147. My colleagues and were lucky enough to sample some of Café 147’s wares and the feedback was a resounding “yum.” Starting with a selection from the dessert menu, we were treated to delectable and light polenta and orange cupcakes with boiled orange, polenta, macadamia and orange cream frosting, one of the most delicious chocolate brownies I’ve had (these guys really go the extra mile with this, milling their own rice) and a marbled caramel slice that was an absolute winner. Honestly, any naysayers who claim that there is no flavour in gluten-free fare have never had anything like these desserts that were literally bursting with flavour. Next up, it was the wraps and the classic chicken ceasar was a delight from start to

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Lake Macquarie man who fronts up one of the biggest Austrian country bands is coming home for a gig. Brett Reid will bring his band, John Deer, to Belmont Bowling Club on Friday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 26. John Deer was formed in 2005 by five good friends who share a love of country music. The band’s next album will be released in early 2014, and with tours planned for many venues and festivals across Europe in the near future it looks as though 2014 is shaping up to be a massive year.

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FIVE ISLANDS REC CLUB, Speers Point: Friday, The Flatrakkers; Sunday, Aubrey and Martin. GATESHEAD TAVERN: Friday, Angel Gear; Sunday, Paparazzi. GEORGE TAVERN: Friday, James Paul; Saturday, Mardmax; Sunday, James Osborn. GOSFORD RSL: Friday, Girls Talk; Saturday, Midnight Nojo; Sunday, Brent Murphy. GRAND HOTEL: Tuesday, Jazz. GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL: Thursday, Ngariki; Friday, Eucalypso; Saturday, The Re-Mains; Sunday, The Milestones. GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL: Wednesday, House Party; Thursday, Song Birds; Friday, Blades, mark N; Saturday, Holly Who Christmas Show; Sunday, Shaun Kirk. GUNYAH HOTEL: Friday, Ngariki; Saturday, 4 Letter Word; Sunday, Incognito. GWANDALAN BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Dr Love. HALEKULANI BOWLING CLUB: Saturday, Adam and the Talents. HAMILTON STATION HOTEL: Wednesday, Taken By Force, Bomb Threat, Alignments, Resistance, Blind Sight; Thursday, Double & Myth 4, Talakai, Micks King, Mac Davillen, Wizla, Bon Glover; Friday, Karaoke; Sunday, Jamie Hay, Spencer Scott; Tuesday, The Grounds, Tim Crossey, Jen Buxton, Tax Sea Cabs. HARRIGANS IRISH PUB, Pokolbin: Friday, Gen X. HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL: Friday, Phonic Duo; Saturday, Kylie Jane; Sunday, Tim Broadway. HOTEL DELANY: Wednesday, Matt Meler; Friday, DJ Surian, Sean Andrews,

GenR8; Saturday, Code Red. HOTEL JESMOND: Friday, Jack Daniels and Co; Saturday, Duelling Pistols. HOTEL PREMIER: Saturday, Freetones Duo; Sunday, DV8. IRON HORSE INN: Saturday, Zane Penn Duo. JEWELLS TAVERN: Sunday, Marissa Lee. KENT HOTEL: Thursday, Karaoke. KING STREET HOTEL: Friday, Dexi, Splinta, Scott Beker, Gillies, Harmonicdistortion, Joshe, Pants Optional; Saturday, Bot Nek; Sunday, Any Given Sunday. KOTARA BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Rendezvous Duo; Saturday, Incognito; Sunday, Red Sweat. KURRI BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Talk of the Town; Saturday, Karaoke. LAKE MACQUARIE TAVERN: Friday, Mardmax; Saturday, Juke Box. LAKE MACQUARIE YACHT CLUB: Sunday, Paul Watters. LASS O’GOWRIE HOTEL: Wednesday, QnRoo, Tim Rossington, Musketeer; Thursday, Billy Wolfgang, Nick Van Breda, Jamie Hay; Friday, Rhythm Hunters, Berias Masseque, Thomas Lawson; Saturday, Lincoln Lefervre, Ben David, Jen Buxton, Andrew Richmond. LIZOTTE’S NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, Champagne Revue Burlesque; Thursday, GANGgajang, Ollie Brown; Friday/Saturday, Darren Percival Christmas Special; Sunday, Bakoomba. LONG JETTY HOTEL: Saturday, Duncan Woods; Sunday, Open Mic with Casho. MARK HOTEL: Friday, Moonlight Drive; Saturday, Bobby C; Sunday, Love That Hat. MARY ELLEN: Thursday, Kylie Jane; Friday, Sundays Record Duo; Saturday, Tongue N Cheek; Sunday, Howard Shearman. MATTARA HOTEL: Friday, Paul Storey; Saturday, Tiali; Tuesday, Anthony Lee; Talk of the Town. MAVERICKS ON THE BAY: Friday, Bobby C ; Saturday, Elle B; Sunday, Troy kemp. MAYFIELD HOTEL: Thursday, Karaoke; Friday, PJ O’Brian Band; Saturday, DJ; Sunday, Live Entertainment.

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Sunday, Gabriel Emilia Duo. CLARENDON HOTEL: Friday, Troy Kemp; Saturday, ME. CLUB AZZURRI: Sunday, Latinova. CLUB LEMON TREE: Friday, Miss Surfest; Saturday, Hayden Johns. COLLIERY INN: Friday, Entertainment. CRICKETERS ARMS: Friday, Hayden Johns; Saturday, Katrina Burgoyne. CRITEREON HOTEL, Singleton: Friday, Uptown. CUSTOMS HOUSE: Wednesday, Timmy Coffey. D’ALBORA MARINA: Saturday, Kylie Jane; Sunday, Jerome. DAVISTOWN RSL: Thursday, Jim Gannon. DENMAN HOTEL: Friday, Lennie and Carter; Sunday, Jon Matthews. DUKE OF WELLINGTON: Friday, The Sue and Mikey Show; Saturday, Wellsy. EAST CESSNOCK BOWLING CLUB: Saturday, Cover 2 Cover. EAST MAITLAND BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Idol Motion; Saturday, Retro Rockets; Sunday,. Stephen Cheney. EASTS LEISURE AND GOLF: Saturday, Karaoke. EDGEWORTH BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Adam Eckersley Duo; Friday, Kellie Cain. EDGEWORTH TAVERN: Friday, 4 Letter Word; Saturday, The Bends.

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A plethora of genres After a conditioning of dance music from a young age it's no wonder that Jon-T has developed into the young and creative electronic musician he is today. Combining the full bodied tunes of the modern music scene and enjoyable classics with the energetic element of traditional live music, Jon-T uses various drumming and DJ gear to produce a unique music experience perfectly suited for any situation. His repertoire spreads from the meaty club genres such as dubstep, house and hip hop. Claudio Meyer; Sunday, Anna Milat, Scratch, Gerard Masters; Tuesday, Kylie Jane, Failed Rockstars, Kate Keighran, Bob Allan. SINGLETON DIGGERS, Alroy Park: Friday, Karaoke. SINGLETON DIGGERS, York Street: Saturday, Kellie Cain. SOLDIERS POINT BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Bec Willis; Saturday, Robbie and the Rattlesnakes. SPINNING WHEEL HOTEL, Raymond

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enowned surfing filmmaker Tim Bonython’s annual surf movie festival is heading to Newcastle next year in what promises to be one heck of a visual extravaganza. This time around, the festival will feature two of Bonython’s films – ‘Journey’ and ‘Encoded’ “Each year, I am searching for the greatest moments the ocean can offer,” Bonython said. “When it comes to surfers versus nature and the pure exhilaration of what the ocean can deliver, the Southern Hemisphere has the greatest playground of options on the planet. “This year was again nothing short of wonderful experiences – we call the first half ‘Wild Australia – The Journey’ – two of our experiences were with the King,

Kelly Slater. The first one was down to Shipsterns in Tasmania and easily the best day there in years. “Two months later I headed back to that region that I have been naming ‘Spot X’ with Mark Matthews, Richie Vass and Ryan Hipwood. The guys are confronted by flies, big sharks and perfect slabs in a location known only to its devoted locals.” Bonython said that the second film, ‘Encoded’, was the third part in his ‘Blackwater’ series about the Teahupo’o wave on the south-western side of Tahiti. “It’s a documentary of how Teahupo’o has evolved since the place became famous with Laird Hamilton’s ‘Milennium Wave Code Red’ and this year’s two amazing swells that arrived back to back where the media were the victims as well as the surfers.”

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hip-hop crew Blades (formerly Blades of Hades), but all that is about to change when they unleash their latest effort ‘The Leak’ at the Great Northern this weekend. MC Kid Lyrical told TE that the album charted the trajectory of the crew since their last album and the myriad styles that have influenced them since. “’The Leak’ definitely has been a long time coming,” he said.“We wrote and recorded the tracks between 2008 and 2009 after we got back from a big Euro-

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pean tour and a lot of it reflects the new influences in our music at the time. Both dub step and grime were really taking off in Europe and the UK when we were there and we’ve interpreted those influences in our own unique way. “Anyone who knows Blades can expect the same flat out lyric style and harder beats but also with a lot more things thrown in. No beat is safe. We’ve decided to release it on cassette because when we started recording mix tapes we used to do it on cassette through a double decker boom box,” he said.

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n the fertile Newcastle music scene of the mid-1990s, there were few that could match the raw kinetic energy of angular post-poppers Sandpaper.

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Their sound, that melded the best of the likes of Swervedriver, The Hard Ons and the Dead Kennedys with a decidedly Novocastrian outlook, was a favourite in venues like the Lass O’Gowrie and the Hunter on Hunter. It’s been nearly 20 years since Sandpaper – Andy Macdonald (bass), Geoff Mullard (guitar/vocals) and Anthony Dean (drums) first got together for a jam at Arc Up Studios and to celebrate the boys are reuniting for a special show at the Lass with fellow 90s favourites Loose and The Tax Sea Cabs. “It’s really good to see that there has been such a positive reaction to the show on Facebook and stuff, so it should be a pretty good night” Macdonald told TE. Despite being pretty quiet on the gigging front for some time now, save for a few pop up gigs here and there, Macdonald said the band had never really called it quits. “The thing about Sandpaper is that we never really broke up,” he said. “We’ve always kept the association and while we’ve all been in other bands since then, it had always been in the back of

our minds to keep Sandpaper going.” As an added bonus to the gig, the band have also released a new 7-inch single, on shiny red vinyl, featuring the band’s ubiquitous pean to finding the perfect wave, ‘Loss Toss’ as well as three cuts from their 2003 compilation album ‘Greatest Hits Volume 2’. “We really wanted to put out a record as we’ve never done anything like it before,” Macdonald said. “We’re all really big on vinyl so it made sense to do one ourselves.” After the show, Macdonald stressed that the band were keen to continue and there are plans to produce new music in the new year.

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ot on the heels of their latest single ‘Smother’, Papa Vs Pretty are hitting the road for a string of dates to see out the year which will see the Sydney-based indie-rock adventurists to Newcastle for a special all-ages show. Stephen Bisset

Drummer Tom Meyers said ‘Smother’, which is an urgent indie-rock meditation on the aggression in claustrophobia, and the first single ‘My Life Is Yours’ were a pretty fair indication of what punters could expect from their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘White Deer Park’ which is due in February next year. “We pretty much wrote the album

in the 18-month period after our first record [the Radiohead-esque depth of exploration of which earned them an ARIA nomination] and we wrote around 80 songs which were eventually culled down to 25 and then again to the 16,” Meyers said. We did toy, for about a week, with putting out a double album but in the end we just wanted a really strong crop of songs. If one out of four of us was unsure about a song then it didn’t make the cut – it was a very democratic process.” Meyers added that the album was a much more collaborative effort than the debut and the addition of new member Luke Laing (guitar, keys) opened up their sound considerably. “Because we added Luke there was a lot more experimentation going on ."

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For people heading off on holidays it’s a timely reminder to be careful to make sure homes are left safe and secure and to think carefully too, if considering a holiday home purchase. Holidays are great times for criminals to get to work if they believe a home is empty. It’s also a time when vacationers ponder their existence as they sit back and enjoy the relaxing lifestyle on offer in popular holiday spots. No one likes returning from their holiday to find dead plants, over stuffed mail boxes, or even worse, stolen or broken treasures from a burglary. But they do like to think about ways of making the holiday euphoria last longer than the few weeks away.” With planning and forward thinking, home owners can find they peace of mind they seek whether they are leaving for vacation or looking for ways to extend it. Anyone considering heading off for a well-deserved rest should start now to put some simple, cost effective measures in place for while they are away.

Unattended homes and cars act as green lights for burglars, which is why it’s important to take as many precautions as you can to ensure you don’t return from your holiday to find you’re a victim of crime. Turning on security lights or alarm systems is a great place to start, but the best thing you can do is ask the assistance of a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to collect the mail each day, put out bins at collection times, park a car in the driveway or adjust curtains and blinds. A common trend for people on vacation is to fall in love with the holiday spot and look at purchasing in the area to either move into, or retire to, at some later stage in their lives. "Purchasing a holiday home should only be done after careful planning and consideration of all the factors, beyond the pleasant experience. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year and look forward to keeping you up to date with real estate matters next year.

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All the team at Raine & Horne Blacksmiths wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2014.

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