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The issue of whether NSW retailers should be allowed to open on more public holidays has been raised back into the media spotlight again. NSW Treasurer Mike Baird said he will be pushing to allow shops to open on Boxing Day, pointing out that such as move would fall into line with other states. Currently, areas designated as “tourist trading precincts” are permitted to open on public holidays. In our region, Maitland is classified as a tourist area but Newcastle is not. Victoria, for example, the only days where trading is restricted are Good Friday and Christmas Day and until 1pm on Anzac Day. The ACT and the Northern Territory do not restrict trading on any day. The Treasurer says it is unfair that around one third of NSW is permitted to trade on Boxing Day with the majority unable to. That is a very real consideration to take into account but the most ardent opposition comes from religious and union groups. Mr Baird is only talking about Boxing Day, but there is a fear from opponents that allowing trading on December 26 would lead to a relaxation of restrictions on Christmas Day and Easter and that staff will be forced to work on those days. However, the Treasurer says nobody would be forced to work on Boxing Day. I hope that is the case, but what happens if a

shop needs 20 people to work and no one puts their hand up? I should point out that they are talking about shops at the larger end of the scale. No doubt you’ve seen petrol stations and corner stores etc. open on some or all public holidays. Personally, I think that shops should not be open on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. I understand that these would likely be strong trading days for retailers but I think we still need to have a few days where everyone can take a breath and relax. Even though I don’t consider myself deeply religious, I believe these days need to be held above others. But I think there is a case to be made for Boxing Day trading. After everyone has got together for Christmas Day, the next day could be a good day to go for a wander around the shops. Those who don’t have hangovers are generally looking for a physical activity after lounging around eating the previous day. My opinions of working on public holidays have changed over the years. Being in journalism I have worked on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day etc. Initially, I was horrified at the thought of being at work on those days, but you soon get over that and just power on through the work.

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he Newcastle Art Gallery saga took a dramatic turn last week, after Newcastle City Council future city director, Judy Jaeger and gallery director, Ron Ramsey were stood down over their involvement in the transaction of the Brett Whitely sculpture, Black Totem II. Council’s general manager, Ken Gouldthorp made the announcement late last Monday afternoon, saying the decision to terminate the employment of Ms Jaeger and Mr Rasmsey had been made after an extensive independent investigation, which had seen the pair suspended on full pay since November last year. In a statement, Ms Jaeger said that throughout her 15 week suspension, she had been given no detailed allegations against her, a claim which Mr Gouldthorp disputes. Ms Jaeger’s statement also said that in her 35-year career in local government, she had always acted with integrity and transparency and maintained professional standards required under Code of Conduct. “I vehemently refute any suggestion that I have acted in breach of any fiduciary or other duties in my role as Director [sic],” Ms Jaegar said in her statement. She also defended the actions of the

The Brett Whiteley Black Totem II sculpture outside Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation, saying it always had the best interests of the gallery and the community at the heart of its actions. On Tuesday, foundation vice-chairman, Judy Hart fronted the media and revealed Whitely’s widow, Wendy Whitely had gifted the sculpture to the Newcastle Art Gallery through the Commonwealth Cultural Gifts Program, and the foundation – she stressed, an independent entity to Council – had arranged to donate $350,000 to the Brett Whitely Foundation and had paid the $40,000 bill to transport the sculpture from Sydney and install it in its current location outside the gallery. She said the foundation would continue to assist the Council with its investigations. Mr Gouldthorp said the transaction could put Council’s tax deductible gift status at risk and had potentially serious tax implications. Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy added that it was vital the facts came out so that council, the art galler and the foundation could confidently promote the region;'s talented artists and artistic treasures. Mr Ramsey said he was proud to bring the controversial sculpture to Newcastle and would be undertaking work in the US in the coming months.

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Nurses and carers rally community support against Stockton Centre closure Amelia Parrott

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t was at a public forum at Newcastle Panthers last Tuesday night that nurses, carers and family members of residents of the Stockton Centre took a vote of no confidence in the NSW Disability Services Minister, John Ajaka, over plans to close the local disability service provider and privatise the disability sector. The move was supported unanimously by the 200-strong crowd and speakers including, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association general secretary, Brett Holmes and Catherine Henry Partners solicitor, Kate Washington, whose employer provides pro bono legal advice to the Stockton Hospital Welfare Association. Mr Holmes said the Government’s plans to close the centre would force workers into the private sector with no assurance of wages or conditions and leave disabled residents without freedom of choice. “The O’Farrell Government has a duty of care to uphold and its disregard for the wellbeing of local residents, their families and nursing staff at the Stockton Centre is abhorrent,” he said. “It’s divested itself from caring for the State’s most vulnerable and it’s up to us to advocate on their behalf, so they have a choice.”

Clem Cuneo, whose son lives at the Stockton Centre, speaks out against centre’s closure at a forum at Newcastle Panthers last week Wendy Cuneo, whose son David has lived at the Stockton Centre for the past 16 years, said the community needed to educate themselves about the plan to close the centre and get behind the cause.

“Some of our people at the Stockton Centre may be blind, deaf, some of them can’t move and can’t talk but some of them understand enough to be very worried about what is going on,” she said.

“I will fight for my son but who will fight for the ones without a family? The Post approached Mr Ajaka’s office for comment but no response was provided before deadline.

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s the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Newcastle earthquake approaches, a group of young thespians from DAPA Theatre is remembering the deadliest quake in Australia’s history through a unique theatre production. First performed in 1991, Aftershocks is a verbatim piece that recounts the reallife experiences of the staff, patrons and members of the Newcastle Workers Club, hardest hit by the quake on the day of the disaster in December, 1989 and the site of nine fatalities. Director, Callan Purcell studied the documentary play as part of his HSC drama studies at Hunter School of the Performing Arts and was taught by one of the play’s original cast members, Kath Leahy. He said for the young cast, the production was primarily about commemorating a key event in Newcastle’s history and the strength Novocastrians showed during and after the disaster. “All of us [in the play] were born after the earthquake,” he said. “We may not be able to immediately relate to such a catastrophic event without having experienced it ourselves, but we

The cast of DAPA Theatre’s production of Aftershocks can admire the fact that these heroes used humour, sheer strength, whatever they could to get through it. “In the eyes of a younger generation, it’s

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ember for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery will submit a petition of over 13,000 signatures to Parliament when it resumes this week, calling for a police station to be built in Newcastle’s growing western suburbs. Ms Hornery said people who signed the petition were frustrated by slow response times, with police having to travel from Waratah Police Station since the Wallsend Police Station closed in 2002. “Response time is the biggest issue,” she said. “We had a violent crime recently in Wallsend in Robert Street and the police had to attend to a crime in Stockton before they could come to Wallsend. That’s the problem with regional commands, [the police] have to travel too far.” President of the Wallsend Town Business Association, Max McCorkell said business owners in Wallsend were crying out for greater police presence. “We’ve had break-and-enters, physical attacks, we’ve had problems with people in the toilets and sexual crimes…we’ve had a few handbags taken recently,” he said. “We’ve had police working in town where we’ve had no crime at all for about a week

Wallsend Town Business Association president, Max McCorkell, Wallsend police station campaign, Margaret Bennett, Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery at the proposed site of a new police station in Maryland and then all of a sudden, when those police are withdrawn, it’s open slather – like the Old West, you could say. The businesses would feel a lot safer if they knew they had the back-up of a constabulary nearby.”

Ms Hornery said vacant land opposite Coles Supermarket at Maryland would be an ideal site for a new station. “I have found a block in Maryland that is a fair size, has good accessibility and is in

a central location to service the growing western suburbs,” she said. “It has the bonus of being close to key link roads.” Once lodged, the petition will allow the issue to be debated in State Parliament.

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Taking a stand against violence Hunter licenced clubs unite to raise awareness and reduce assaults on paramedics

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icensed clubs across the Hunter region have thrown their support behind a new campaign aimed at reducing violence against paramedics. ClubsNSW representatives met with 142 local clubs at a seminar at Windale Gateshead Bowling Club last Thursday to discuss the More Than a Uniform campaign which reinforces the message that violence against paramedics performing their duties is unacceptable. Emotive posters highlighting the fact that paramedics are regular members of society with families form the basis of the campaign. In 2013, there were 134 instances of paramedics being assaulted or abused on the job in NSW. Clubs NSW State Councillor for the Newcastle and Hunter Region, Jon Chin, said their was unanimous support from clubs to commit to displaying the posters in highly-visible locations as well as on internal TV screens. “Surely paramedics are entitled to go to work without the fear of being assaulted,” Mr Chin said. “People who do this are often fuelled with drugs in addition to alcohol.” Mr Chin is also secretary manager of Hexham Bowling Club which, while not having a problem with violence on it’s premises, had made a decision not to accept bookings for 18th and 21st birthday parties. Commenting on the wider issue of violence in licensed venues, Clubs NSW president

Capt Anthony Ball, Scott Williams (CEO Belmont 16Ft Sailing Club), Gerard McMillan (General Manager, Singleton Diggers), Jon Chin, (Secretary Manager Hexham Bowling Club) and Barry Parkes (Chairman ClubsNSW Newcastle & Hunter) Peter Newell said club managers worked hard to ensure their venues were safe. “In order to achieve that, clubs need to think outside the box when looking at new ways of tackling unacceptable behavior. “Staying a step ahead of those who want to behave badly is imperative to protecting

people’s safety and making sure they have a great time at their local club with their family and friends.” Windale Gateshead Bowling Club CEO Wendy Smith said clubs were always looking at more ways to reduce the instances of bad behaviour in their venues.

“If you see something that doesn’t look right then let a staff member know, or if it’s a friend try and get them home safely before they do something they regret.” “It’s like a community club watch – if we all work together, we can make our community safe from violence.”

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ith one in four Australian kids classified as overweight or obese and many being exposed to increasing hours in front of the TV or tablet, two health experts from the University of Newcastle are calling on grandparents to play a bigger role in managing childhood obesity. Speaking to the Post, leading dietician, Professor Clare Collins and physical activity researcher, Philip Morgan from the University’s Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, said with grandparents playing a greater role in raising grandchildren, nans and pops needed to lead by example when it came to healthy eating and exercise. Professor Clare Collins said it was important for grandparents to remember that raising a healthy child in the twenty-first century can be a battle for parents. “Grandparents need to accept that their children require a whole different set of skills for raising children than they may have had and it requires them to say no a lot more often,” she explained. “Back in many grandparents' day, lollies and treats were a rarity, there were no 24-7 fast food outlets, and much less processed

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Long-time Cardiff Library borrower, Vince Pollock outside the old library branch on Main Road Amelia Parrott

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Vince Pollock has seen a lot of change in his more than 60 years as a Cardiff resident and next week will see another, with the opening of the new Cardiff Library. Mr Pollock has been a regular borrower at the library since 1949, borrowing history and mystery titles from some of his favourite authors, including Ian Rankin, Peter Thompson and Quintin Jardine. He said reading was an important part of his life. “When I find a really good book, I can sit down and become engrossed in it for hours and not put it down,” Mr Pollock said. “I left school at a very early age due

to unfortunate circumstances so all the education and knowledge I have today has come through reading.” Mr Pollock said he could go through two or three books a week so was looking forward to having access to a wider selection of books when Cardiff Library reopens in a larger premise on the ground floor of Cardiff Shopping Centre on Tuesday, March 25. The new library will also have a greater focus on technology, with borrowers able to access free wi-fi, 3D printing services and a charge bar for powering up phones, tablet devices and e-readers. Lake Macquarie Mayor, Jodie Harrison will officially open the new facility on Tuesday morning.

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atients on-board Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service flights will now have access to the specialist care of a doctor. There will be 14 specialist critical care doctors working alongside the service’s existing retrieval team, with doctors joining paramedics on-board every primary response flight. Hunter Retrieval Service director, Mary Morgan said doctors would provide invaluable support to paramedics during retrieval operations. “Paramedics work incredibly hard as first responders, and having doctors

with them will support their abilities to retrieve and treat patients quickly,” Dr Morgan said. “The specialist doctors can provide more specific and potentially lifesaving treatment, which can be administered to a patient while they’re on the way instead of waiting until they arrive at the hospital.” In addition to having doctors on-board its flights, the service’s Broadmeadow base will now operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week – reducing take-off time by between 15 and 30 minutes.

THE S A T TIE ST K EBA B S A ROUND! Amendment to Draft Local Environmental Plan Exhibition of Draft Amendment 85 to Lake Macquarie Local Environmental Plan 2004 “Zone Anomalies in Speers Point, Whitebridge and Coal Point and the permissibility of childcare centres” is from Saturday 15 March 2014 to Monday 31 March 2014 at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 126-138 Main Road Speers Point - 8am to 5pm weekdays, and at Speers Point Library, Charlestown Library and Toronto Library, during opening hours. An abridged copy of the draft amendment is also available at www.lakemac.com.au / Public Notices and Exhibitions. The draft Plan applies to sites in the suburbs of Speers Point, Whitebridge and Coal Point. The purpose of the Plan is to correct minor zoning anomalies. The Plan will also modify the land use zones in which childcare centres are permissible. Submissions on the proposal are invited, and are to reach Council by close of business (5pm) on Monday 31 March 2014. Forward submissions to address below or email council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au. 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. 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. For more information contact Strategic Planner Tom Boyle on 4921 0470.

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Easier for people to add on a trip to the library when they do their shopping

It is important for Council to provide spaces for the community to connect and interact, and the new Cardiff Library, which opens next Tuesday 25 March at 9am, will certainly provide this and more. In a first for Lake Macquarie, Cardiff Library will provide access to new technology, including a phone ‘charge bar;’ a technology play area housing a range of tablets and e-readers, and plug-and-play areas which will allow users to bring their own devices. The library space itself will be flexible to allow for a variety of programs and events to be delivered, and in another first for the Lake Mac Library service, a play about a library using the actual library as the set will be hosted at Cardiff in May. Keep an eye on www.library.lakemac.com.au for details. The relocation of Cardiff Library forms part of the Lake Macquarie Library Service Delivery Model, which was adopted by Council in November 2011. At the core of the model is a change in philosophy to move the library service from a reactive to a much more proactive service. The library’s new location in a retail and business hub of the community will make it much easier for people to add on a trip to the library when they go to do their shopping or access local business services. Also on next Tuesday is a free film night and international food tasting that will highlight and promote different cultural communities and groups. This event is taking place to mark Harmony Day, a day of respect for everyone who calls Australia home, from the traditional owners of this land to those from countries around the world. Community partners and organisations are working to organise the event at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay. Details: www.lakemac.com.au.

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The University of Newcastle has unveiled early concept designs for its $95 million CBD landmark education Newcastle building NeW Space, with plans to create a 10-storey City Council “vertical” campus that will serve as a gathering place for Lord Mayor the University and the City. all council matters: A dynamic learning hub, NeW Space is to be built at the newcastle.nsw.gov.au corner of Hunter and Auckland Streets in time for the 2017 academic year. In addition to housing the Faculty of Business and Law, as well as digital library services and learning spaces, it will provide facilities for engagement between the University and industry, business and the community. This world-class education precinct will change the face and reputation of Newcastle. The plans fit a new-age learning space for over 3,500 students perfectly into the CBD, enhancing the Civic Precinct with new green space, world-class a beautiful building and walkways between Hunter education and King Streets. The distinctive design is simpatico precinct will change the face with Newcastle’s character and is both functional and attractive, with flexible learning spaces and the latest in and reputation technology. of Newcastle This contemporary learning space should appeal to local and international students alike, and create a huge economic boost for Newcastle. As revitalisation continues, the University is a key partner in enhancing business opportunities for the City, ensuring the availability of an educated workforce and serving as a catalyst for innovation. NeW Space will considerably enhance the look of Newcastle as a “book-end” in the Civic Precinct with the new law courts, and will offer working space for economic growth and City/University partnerships.

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Creating a feast for the senses New sensory garden delighting the students at Wiripaang Public School

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tudents at Wiripaang Public School will now be able enjoy the sounds of running water, the scent of fragrant flowers and taste of fresh herbs in the school’s brand new sensory garden. Created over 12 months with the assistance of local children’s charity Chuck Duck and the Rooster Cluck’s Good Life Truck, the garden is full of plants and objects to engage students, particularly those with additional social and academic needs. Chuck Duck and the Rooster Cluck’s Good Life Truck founder Charles Webster said the transformation of the space had been amazing. “12 months ago this space was just a patch of dirt,” he said. “Now it is a wonderful space for these children to enjoy.” Principal, Lee Saurins said the garden has proved a hit with students “It is so popular we have had to introduce a pass system so we don’t have 200 children in the garden at once,” she said. “We reward good behaviour with a garden pass and the students just love it. “It’s an amazing, engaging place where

Year 5 students Paris Benedek and Jaykob Holzigal enjoy the swing in the new sensory garden at Wiripaang Public School the children can come and feel peaceful and safe.” Year 5 student, Paris Benedek said she loved to sit on the swing built by the Windale Men’s Shed.

Mrs Saurins said the work could not have been completed without the help of Mr Webster. “Charles has done an incredible job of raising all the funds and equipment for

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A clearer picture on glaucoma Cardiff resident first Australian to undergo new treatment

For 32 years doll lovers from across the region have gathered to celebrate their passion and this year will be no different. Each year hundreds of people roll through the doors of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Doll Lovers’ Annual Fair, proving that although the hobby may seem outdated, the demand for antique and new dolls and accessories is still high.

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Dr David Manning implants the iStent into Carol Hall’s eye during a procedure at Hunter Valley Private Hospital help prevent further vision loss,” he said. “The procedure is minimally-invasive and has little risk compared to other

major glaucoma surgeries.” Ms Hall said she was chuffed to be the first Australian to undergo the procedure.

“It’s a fairly popular hobby,” doll collector Justine Atkinson said. “Some of us just collect what we like the look of.” Ms Atkinson has been collecting for close to thirty years and has amassed a collection of approximately 1000 dolls, ranging from felt dolls she has made herself to porcelain and celluloid dolls from last century. The oldest doll in her collection is from 1894. “I guess I’m a bit of a gatherer,” Ms Atkinson said, who also collects bears and thimbles. “I just like the look of the dolls, and how people try to create little human beings.” The Newcastle and Hunter Valley Doll Lovers’ Annual Fair will be held on Saturday, March 22 at Lambton High School.

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ardiff resident, Carol Hall is back playing bingo and enjoying a greater quality of life, having recently undergone an Australian-first procedure aimed at reducing vision loss caused by glaucoma. The 20-minute procedure, which took place at Hunter Valley Private Hospital last month, involved implanting a tiny titanium device called an iStent into Ms Hall’s eye to relieve fluid build up associated with glaucoma. Often referred to as the 'sneak thief of sight', glaucoma is a disease that slowly destroys the optic nerve at the back of the eye, leading to reduced vision and, if left untreated, irreversible blindness. According to Glaucoma Australia, one in 10 Australians over the age of 80 will develop glaucoma and half of those who suffer from it are not even aware of their condition. Consultation surgeon Dr David Manning said until now sufferers have had to undergo complicated eye surgery or use daily eye drops to manage the incurable disease. He said the new stent technology gave patients a minimally-invasive treatment option. “The iStent basically creates a channel for fluid to bypass the site of the blockage in the eye and lower the eye pressure to

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t may normally be the patients at John Hunter Hospital who put on a brave face, but last week it was the hospital staff that proved they could be brave – and shave. Four men from the hospital’s operating theatre staff shaved their beards, while three more male staff members endured the ordeal of having their legs waxed, to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Director of anaesthetics, Dr Pat Farrell parted ways with his beard as part of the World’s Greatest Shave fundraising event. Freshly-shaven for the first time since 1977, Dr Farrell was surprised by the results. “It’s different, that’s for sure,” he laughed. “But it’s a great fundraiser for a wonderful cause so I can’t complain.” Other staff members from the hospital, as well as patients

Dr Mark Davies has his legs waxed to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation and Director of anaesthetics, Dr Pat Farrell shaves his beard for the first time since 1977 from the John Hunter Children’s Hospital, took in the spectacle last Thursday and even had the chance to pull a wax strip or two. Megan Holz, whose 10-yearold daughter, Lani, is currently in remission after receiving treatment for leukaemia at the children’s hospital for the past two years, said it was great to

see the doctors take part in the fundraiser. “It’s quite emotional as a parent when your child loses their hair because of the chemotherapy – Lani’s hair has only recently grown back,” she said. “To see so many doctors voluntarily lose their hair is just fantastic and a real inspiration.”

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All those people telling you to eat low fat may be killing you. Leading US cardiovascular research scientist Dr James DiNicolantonio said a “compelling argument can be made for the general lack of evidence in support of a low-fat diet”. Diets low in saturated fat do not prevent heart disease or improve health and instead public health warnings need to be issued over sugar, he believes. “The public fear that saturated fat raises cholesterol is completely unfounded as the low-density lipoprotein particle size distribution is worsened when fat is replaced with carbohydrate,” he said. Dr DiNicolantonio said the idea that fat causes heart disease was based on a flawed 1950’s study which selectively used data from six countries but excluded data from another 16. This study led us down the wrong ‘dietary road’ for decades, by introducing mainstream guidelines increasing carbohydrates and decreasing saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet. Maybe our ancestors who used to eat whatever they caught might have been smarter than us. It’s funny but sometimes the more we know science-wise the further we get from being body-wise. It’s hard to imagine a few cavemen sitting around a recent kill, tearing meat off and gulping it down when a hand slowly raises and a caveman asks in a whiny voice, “have we got anything lower in fat, won’t this raise my cholesterol?” We really need to reconnect to our own instincts on what we should be eating. If you’re not feeling great or energetic after eating certain foods maybe you shouldn’t be eating them despite what you have heard about it. The problem is that people often don’t feel great at all any more, so it’s hard to isolate any particular meals. Try this for one weekend; shop at the produce store. Go crazy, whatever you think will be nice. Lots of veggies, fruit, any cuts of meat you like – try to have no packets and definitely no processed food. Forget about limiting calories or fat. Eat as much good food as you feel like. I think instincts that have kept us alive for a million years might be able to get you through a weekend without some bogus government guidelines.

When shapewear first came onto the market in its current form (yes, I’m talking about Spanx) it changed the lives and look of women everywhere. Quit that pilates class, forget the early morning yoga and slip into a tight pencil skirt because your lumps and bumps are virtually a thing of the past. And, without those lumps and bumps, you can also say goodbye to feeling self-conscious and embrace a higher self-esteem. These miracle products that make your hips, thighs and tummy look perfectly tight improve the way that women see themselves, which is a wonderful thing, but what if I told you that shapewear may actually have adverse effects on the wearer’s health? Chiropractors across Australia are actually saying that by wearing shapewear for long periods of time, or on a daily basis, you may end up with some serious health issues. “Wearing Spanx and other such garments can encourage muscles to stop doing their job. Muscles should be encouraged to work, not remain ‘lazy’,” said Dr Joseph Lerano, who is the president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. “Muscle should be built up through good habits of mobility and exercise rather than an external item of clothing.” He went on to explain that shapewear prevents the body from moving normally, creating more problems and masking serious conditions that you may develop. Luckily, you can avoid serious conditions by reserving shapewear for special occasions only... but it’s a scary thought, isn’t it? I personally think that artificially enhancing your look with something non-invasive like shapewear, makeup or even a fake tan is an absolutely brilliant concept that I would be lost without but hearing this really made me think. Are we teaching ourselves to only be happy with the enhanced versions of ourselves, rather than the natural? I have absolutely no reason to feel negatively about the way I look without makeup, without a fake tan or without shapewear and the same thing applies to you. Maybe it is time to stop faking it!

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Vitamin supplements – are they really needed? any form of vitamin supplement. Vitamin supplements do not effectively promote healthy growth in children or better brain development or more energy to learn. What CAN do this is a good balanced diet (that includes fresh fruit and vegetables) and exercise. If your son has a healthy diet and exercises regularly it is very unlikely that his tiredness would be due to a vitamin deficiency. You may want to talk to your doctor to investigate other reasons why your son is always feeling tired. There are some people who are truly deficient in some vitamins or minerals, but these people generally have a medical condition that impacts on their ability to absorb these from a normal healthy diet. If the number of vitamin products marketed to the community actually matched the number of people deficient in vitamins, then we are in a bad way. The thing I find sad is that we have one of the safest and most consistent food supplies in the world. There should be no need for these supplements and vitamins in anywhere near the volume they are found. Vitamin lollies that are being promoted to our children are advertised as being free of artificial

flavours and additives, well, interestingly, so is an orange. Fresh fruit and vegetables are consistently available year-round. We are ignoring these wonderful natural sources for supplements and that is sending the wrong message to our children. We need to encourage our children to eat a wide variety of what is increasingly being referred to as “Real Food”, that is food that has not been interfered with or manufactured. By giving them vitamin lollies we, as parents, are conceding defeat. Pharmaceutical companies have the funding resources to push big marketing campaigns aimed at enticing children and making parents feel guilty. Of course we want the best for our children and we want to give them an advantage in life, but parents need to understand that vitamin supplements are not the answer unless there is a medical reason why your child is not able to absorb enough vitamins from their diet. Many vitamins are water-soluble, meaning that once they are swallowed they dissolve, go straight to the kidneys and are then pee’d out. Talk to your doctor or accredited dietitian if you want more information.

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My eight-year-old son is always tired. I think he is lacking some vitamins or minerals but there are so many different ones to choose from. Which ones do you recommend? Barbara, 33 Barbara, it does seem these days that there is a range of supplements marketed at everyone for every situation … pregnancy vitamins, adolescent vitamins, pick me ups for men, pick me ups for women, supplements to give you energy, supplements to prevent illness, others to help you sleep. Now, sadly, there is a growing trend promoting vitamin supplements towards our children, through media advertising and product bombardment in the rows and rows of vitamins and supplements sitting on shelves in pharmacies and supermarkets. Modern humans have existed for somewhere between 150 and 250 thousand years. Apart from the last 60 or 70 years, when many of the big pharmaceutical companies formed, we have managed to get the majority of our vitamin requirements for pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood from a healthy balanced diet. There is NO significant evidence to suggest that the average person (including children) needs


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The flying kangaroo may be heading overseas for good after the Federal Government indicated its support for legislation that will allow the complete foreign takeover of the national carrier. The complete Australian divestment opens the way for foreign operations. Offshore operations sadly come at a significant cost to the Australian economy with Qantas announcing four thousand redundancies. While the proposed legislative changes are likely to be held up in the Senate it seems only a matter of time until Qantas becomes the latest national icon to head offshore. Qantas's departure follows that of Australian car manufacturers and near departure of the Victorian fruit cannery, SPC Ardmona. It was largely due the efforts of local activist Linda Drummond, and the SPC Sunday campaign she conceived, which convinced the Victorian Government to extend support to the SPC workforce after the Abbott Government was prepared to toss it away. Since Federation, government has played a role in supporting local jobs. The sudden removal of support will send shocks throughout the economy. Combined with the additional direct job losses forecast through public service cuts, forecasters are expecting to see a large rise in unemployment. This would be a terrible change from the record low unemployment observed in recent years. We need to celebrate the value Australian jobs deliver to our communities. Is paying slightly more for a can of fruit, or for an Aussie airline seat really too much to ask?

Alarmingly, while the average Australian credit card debt is approximately $4,500 per card holder, less than a fifth (18%) of the Australian population actually receive professional financial advice! So what does a financial planner (financial adviser) do? As you know, most things in life cost money. A financial planner is a qualified professional that helps you to identify your goals and through various life and monetary strategies and a sound personalised plan, they will support you to achieve your specific life goals. There is a common belief that only people with lots of money use financial planners, however this is not the case. If anything, it’s those with less money that are quite often in more need of professional financial advice. A financial planner can assist with debt management and budgeting, buying a property, employment changes and goals, wealth creation, starting or managing a business, superannuation and retirement planning. You can ask your friends and family to recommend someone or the internet is a good place to start, with Google and other providers offering reviews and ratings. Check the financial planner is licensed and their level of experience and expertise. Most will offer a complimentary initial meeting to determine what your current situation is and how they’re able to assist you. If it’s determined that you do require financial advice and you choose to proceed, a fee will be determined and if required the fee can be structured either upfront or as an indirect cost.

Research has found that in general, newborns need 12-18 hours of sleep a day, infants 14-15 hours, toddlers 12-14 hours, preschoolers 11-13 hours, school-age children 10-11 hours, teens 8.5-9.25 hours and adults 7-9 hours. Though research cannot pinpoint an amount of sleep needed by people at different ages, the above figures are the "rule-of-thumb" amounts most experts have agreed upon. The National Sleep Foundation website (www. sleepfoundation.org) points out it's important to pay attention to your own individual needs by assessing how you feel on different amounts of sleep. Healthy adults have a basal sleep need of seven to eight hours a night, but where things get complicated is the interaction between the basal need and sleep debt. You might meet your basal sleep need on any single night or a few nights in a row, but still have an unresolved sleep debt that may make you feel more sleepy and less alert at times, particularly in conjunction with circadian dips, those times in the 24-hour cycle when we are biologically programmed to be more sleepy and less alert, such as overnight hours and mid-afternoon. You may feel overwhelmingly sleepy quite suddenly at these times, shortly before bedtime or feel sleepy upon awakening. Your Self Care pharmacy has a Sleeping Problems fact card. For the nearest Self Care pharmacy, phone the Pharmaceutical Society on 1300 369 772 or visit www.psa. org.au and click on “Self Care” then “Use the Self Care Pharmacy Finder”.

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he new Maitland Hospital will be public. Concerns regarding the funding of the new hospital to be built at Metford were laid to rest last week, with both Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member for Maitland Robyn Parker confirming the public funding model on Wednesday. Rumours had been circulating that the hospital would be a public-private model, which had been criticised by the President of the Maitland branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, Chriss Hele. “While they have services to provide to the public, they won’t provide that best service to the public,” Ms Hele said. Ms Parker, however, addressed those rumours in a public forum about the hospital. “There are a number of people who are trying to confuse and scare the public,” Ms Parker said “Despite the negative comments you may have heard out there, this is a public hospital. “It is a hospital for all of us.” Earlier in the day, Ms Skinner slammed the suggestion that the hospital would not be for public patients. “I’m very disap-

Nurses campaigning outside last week’s forum pointed if there are any organisation or others involved in that scaremongering because they know it’s not true – it is about providing public patient care, funded by

the state government in this brand new hospital.” Ms Skinner also addressed the concern that private patients would receive priority care. “We treat private

patients in all of our hospitals now, in John Hunter, in Maitland and in the Mater. “They don’t get any priority over the public patients and they never will.”

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If you like having your heart strings tugged at, then this inspirational true story should be right up your alley. Will Smith stars, in a career-best role, as failed businessman Chris Gardner. After losing everything, he is forced to live on the streets with his son. Desperate to find a steady job, he takes a stockbroker internship however before he can get paid, he needs to go through six months of training. Smith’s son Jayden is also fantastic as Gardner Jr.

KC and the Sunshine Band/War Thursday, April 17 • Enmore Theatre KC and the Sunshine Band will be bringing their catalogue of dance anthems including ‘Get Down Tonight’, ‘That’s The Way (I Like It)’, ‘Please Don’t Go’, ‘Keep It Comin’ Love’, ‘Boogie Shoes’, ‘Rock Your Baby’, ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’, ‘(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty’ to Sydney next month. With over 100 million records sold, KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the 70’s. Funkmeisters War are also making their debut trip to Australia to be a part of this bill, with their mix of funk, jazz, R&B and rock & roll. Their hits include ‘The World Is a Ghetto’, ‘Lowrider’, ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’, ‘All Day Music’, ‘Slippin’ Into Darkness’ and ‘Summer’.

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While the “how far will you go to protect your family” genre has definitely been done to death, there is still plenty to write home about in this taut thriller from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. Hugh Jackman stars as Keller Dover – a man facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter is missing and the only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on the street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release. With time running out, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. Gripping.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Oddments Out Now With their fourth album hitting the shelves in just 18 months, nobody could say that these Melbourne psych fanciers are afraid of hard work and they could be vying for the title of the Antipodean Guided By Voices (who have released 21 albums and five since 2012). However, it is a truism that quantity doesn’t always equal quality and while there is plenty to like about ‘Oddments’ it doesn’t match the freak-out brilliance of previous efforts like ‘Float Up-Fill Your Lungs’ and ’12 Bar Blues’. While it does seem like a less ambitious effort than those mentioned before, it’s still one hell of an eclectic release with lashings of psych, folk, lo-fi garage and even a touch of soul peeking through the wall of fuzz.

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Lights Camera Action this week Robert Redford stars in this open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor (‘Margin Call’), it is a gripping and moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.

[Rated M] Reviewed at Tower Cinemas, Newcastle by Amelia Parrott

Beneath Bruce Garrett’s shabby, overweight exterior, the passionate beating heart of a salsa king lays dormant. Only one woman can reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click - Nick Frost is Cuban Fury. 1987: A 13-year-old natural born dancer with fire in his heels is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. A bullying incident on the streets of London robs him of his confidence. So it is that 22 years later, Garrett (Nick Frost) finds himself trapped in self-pity. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his gorgeous new boss, gives him reason to live.

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‘Ocean’s Eleven’ with Nazis. That’s the best way to describe the latest directorial offering from George Clooney. Based on a true story, ‘Monuments Men’ follows a ragtag platoon as they attempt to find and recover precious artworks stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Clooney heads up the ensemble cast, with appearances from Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, and Cate Blanchett. Although the story of ‘Monuments Men’ is undeniably intriguing, the similarities between it and ‘Oceans Eleven’ are annoyingly apparent. The scene in ‘Oceans’ where Clooney and Brad Pitt sit at the bar coming up with their team is played out to the letter between Clooney and Matt Damon in ‘Monuments.’ The short, snappy exchanges of dialogue are the same. Even the sweeping pan outside the Bellagio at the end of ‘Oceans’ is recreated. Clooney directed, co-wrote and produced this movie but it could have been twice as good if it were made with half as much involvement from him.

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Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in the new film from the director and the producer of blockbuster comedy ‘Think Like a Man’. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother — a hot-tempered cop — to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case.

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Given Aaron Paul’s bravura turn as Jesse Pinkman in the brilliant ‘Breaking Bad’, I approached this film with a certain sense of anticipation – despite my usual ambivalence toward ‘car flicks’ (‘Vanishing Point’ ‘Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry’ notwithstanding). Based on the iconic video game franchise, ‘The Need For Speed’ tells the story of a street racer, Tobey, (Paul) who is framed by a former business partner, turned pro racer, for the death of his best friend in a street race. After getting out of prison, Tobey is hell-bent on revenge and so he decides to take part in a cross-country race organised by the mysterious Monarch (Michael Keaton) – one of the most inexplicable characters in recent memory. Tobey’s nemesis is having none of it so he puts a massive bounty on his head to prevent him from getting to the race. Oh dear. Sure, the stunts were great, with little to no CGI used, but that’s about as good as it gets. Where Jesse Pinkman had one of the most astonishing character arcs seen on television screens in quite some time, Paul’s street racer is as flat and one-dimensional as this film’s plot.

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fter a mammoth 2013 that saw Sydney-based hiphoppers Bliss n Eso release their second number one album ‘Circus in the Sky’, the boys are striking while the iron is hot with their biggest tour to date, and arguably the biggest tour in Australian hip hop history that will see them play venues like the Domain in Sydney and Nobbys reserve in Newcastle – sites normally reserved for festivals. While there’s no denying that Aussie hiphop has undergone quite a renaissance over the past ten years or so, with the likes of Bliss n Eso, The Hilltop Hoods, and The Herd leading the charge, MC Eso told TE that he always knew hip-hop would get to this point in Australia. “To tell you the truth, I did see a world like this, where acts like us could play massive shows,” he said. “Right from the beginning I saw the amazing depth of hip-hop talent we have in this country and I always had it in the back of my mind that it was only a matter of time.” Eso said he put this rise in popularity down to the honesty and lack of pretention that permeated Aussie hip-hop. “Anyone who grew up listening to hip-hop heard a lot of US rappers rapping

Circus Under the Stars, featuring Bliss N Eso, Horrorshow and Seth Sentry Nobbys Beach Reserve Sat, April 12 about keeping it real and stuff and, without naming names there are a lot that are not keeping it real,” he said. “We took that whole keeping it real thing very seriously – I mean, if it’s not you up there you shouldn’t be doing it. I’d say Aussie hip-hop is a refreshing response to all of that cash cash, bling bling bulls**t.” It seems that the Aussie record buying public agrees as they made ‘Circus in The

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acts enough, he added that it was the audience’s reaction that gave him the most pleasure. “When the show is on, I’m not watching the acts, I’m watching the audience – their reactions are just priceless. Especially the cynical 15 year olds who know everything who are left speechless. I remember a show recently, there was a little boy holding Dad’s hand walking out after the show and he looked up at Dad with a beaming smile and he just said “aww thanks Dad” - you just can’t beat that.” The Great Moscow Circus will be on in Maitland from Wednesday, March 26 to Sunday, April 7 on Cultivation Road, opposite the Showground and in Newcastle at the TAFE Oval in Tighes Hill from Wednesday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 27.

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ment institution. In fact it’s the most successful entertainment event – bar none. For example, our last tour of Australia covered 81 cities, 72,000 kilometres and we performed to a total of 900,000 people.” While Hall remained tight-lipped about the content of the show, he did let slip about one of the main attractions – the Globe of Death. “Last time we had the Globe of Death we had four motorbike riders riding around a four-metre diameter globe. We had so many people request the stunt again, but because we don’t like doing things twice, we have upped the ante to include five riders,” he said. While Hall, who has been managing the circus for 40 years, said while he couldn’t spruik the quality and spectacle of the

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f there’s one phrase to describe Tasmanian-based singer-songwriter Dewayne Everettsmith it would be ‘open-book’. His debut album, ‘Surrender’, released this week, is a chronicling of a life laid bare. There is no stone left unturned, form his mother’s drug dependency (‘I Got No’), domestic violence (‘Surrender’) and abuse at the hands of his adoptive parents (‘Overdue’). “It [‘Surrender’] really is the story of my life – it’s a very personal record for me and I talk about things on there that most artists shy away from,” Everettsmith told TE. “It can be a little confronting and some people don’t know how to take it initially, but I find that, if I’m okay with it, they’re okay with it. Although, what I write about and what I sing about aren’t unique to me and often it can bring up memories for people which they may not want brought up, so you have to be very nurturing, but if I can, in some way help someone with what I’m singing about, or in some way connect with them, then I’m happy.” That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom on ‘Surrender’ with some truly joyous moments contained within, including the first time he kissed his partner (‘Caught On Your Lips’), a mesmerising Welcome to Country called ‘Melythina’, which is sung in the Palawa Kani – a traditional language of Tasmanian Aboriginals and ‘It’s Like Love’ a song he

wrote in conjunction with US viola player Jasmine Beams, for a Tourism Australia campaign. “Yeah that was a really exciting project,” he said. “I was teamed up with Jasmine Beams and we spent two or three days around Tasmania and Victoria to get inspiration.

I wanted to make it really personal and explore the benefits of giving and unconditional love and I kept coming up with that phrase ‘It’s Like Love’. “It was also really great being able to see the country though Jasmine’s eyes and I really think her beautiful playing reflects how she feels about the country.”

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participation and revelry. Over the last ten years, the 'Wheezers', as they are affectionately known, have played in most major folk festivals and folk clubs as well as weddings, corporate functions and special events. Local up-and-comer Charlotte De Wit will be opening proceedings. Catch the Wheeze and Suck Band at the Wesley Centre, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton on Saturday, March 22.

he Hunter Valley folk Club are gearing up for a big one this weekend when Sydney folkies the Wheeze and Suck Band bring their infectious mix of traditional, contemporary and ‘rootsy’ folk to Newcastle. These costumed 'mad hatters' sing rousing sounds and soulful ballads in exquisite four part harmony and play high energy instrumental dance tunes which can often lead to audience

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Songs in the Key of Life Lizotte’s Lambton Friday, March 21

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f you’re a fan of the irrepressible Stevie Wonder and his classic 70s period in particular (a period that produced such iconic albums as ‘Innervisions’, ‘ Talking Book’ and ‘Songs in the Key of Life, then you’ll likely be in funky heaven this weekend when a special Stevie tribute show hits Lizotte’s. Dubbed ‘Songs in the Key of Life’, the show comes from the same creative team that produced the highly successful ‘Whole Lotta Love’ (Led Zeppelin) and ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’ (Pink Floyd) concerts and promises to reprise Wonder’s vibrant and utterly life-affirming catalogue. Creative director Joseph Calerazzo told TE that audiences could expect a massive show that would focus on the funkier side of Wonder’s musical proclivities. “I guess people can expect a whole lot of

Stevie Wonder,” he laughed. “Although I will say we are more focussed on his classic period with songs like ‘Superstition, ‘Living for the City’, ‘Master Blaster’ and ‘Sir Duke’ than we are with his cheesier efforts like ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Calderazzo said the show would feature a big and brassy nine piece band as well as four vocalists – Lionel Cole (pictured, who just happens to be Nat King Cole’s nephew), Natasha Stewart (who has performed with Tina Arena), Christian Hemara (The Venusians) and Michael Duchesne (‘The Voice’) “We really do have a wealth of talent in this show but possibly most notable is Lionel Cole,” he said. “He’s an American who moved to Australia around three or four years ago – he’s a brilliant singer, and he has also toured with Mariah Carey as her keyboard player. But, overall, this is going to be one hell of a vibrant and colourful show.”

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barnstorming rocker ‘Best I Never Had’ to the more soulful ‘Love You Home’ and ‘Make You Feel Like a Woman’. There’s even a brilliant cover of the Guy Clark classic ‘The Cape’ featuring Kasey Chambers. “I’m so stoked that song made it onto the album,” he said. “We had finished tracking all of the songs and there was the intention of putting an acoustic track on there, but we didn’t know which one. I was driving and that song came on the radio and it was like a lightbulb moment for me. I texted Kasey back in Australia and she jumped at the chance to sing it because she’s also a huge Guy Clark fan, so it worked out really well.” Recorded and partly written in the songwriting Mecca of Nashville – a place that he said was almost impossible not to feel inspired, the album features the production talents of ex-pat Aussie Jedd Hughes (Keith Urban, Emmylou Harris) and a litany ot A-list players including slide player Dan Dugmore (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt). Evans said that lyrically, the album is essentially a chronicling of his life from burgeoning Newcastle muso to rising country star. “I’ve been working toward this album since I started my first band at the age of thirteen,” he said. “It’s just life in general that formed the main inspiration. They say you’ve got your whole life to write your first album, so I was in no rush .”

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fter pricking up ears from Newcastle to Nashville with two brilliant rocktinged country EPs, ‘ Live Each Day’ and ‘While We’re Young’, Novocastrian Morgan Evans is finally taking the plunge into long player territory, releasing his self-titled debut album at Lizotte’s this week. Aside from the album launch, it’s a pretty hectic time for Evans at the moment, with two support slots with US hit-maker Gretchen Wilson in Melbourne and Brisbane last week and a main stage slot at the massive CMC Rocks the Hunter festival at Pokolbin ( not to mention three awards - Oz Arisits, Male Artist and Video at the CMC Awards) – although as he told TE, he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m right in the thick of it at the moment - it’s probably the busiest I’ve been in a while but it’s a very exciting time and I’m loving every minute of it. It’s absolutely a massive relief to have the album out, it feels like I’ve been talking about releasing this album to you guys for the last seven years,” he laughed. If there’s one thing that can be said of the album it is that it traverses quite a bit of musical and lyrical territory – from the

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t’s been a long time coming but Newcastle pop-rock darlings Holly Who will be releasing their selftitled debut EP this weekend. The outfit, fronted by Holly Clayton, has gained a reputation for producing live shows that bristle with an infectious energy and Clayton said capturing that energy on the EP , which she describes as a “colourful reflection of influences and the recording sounds of 60s and 70s rock and roll and Motown” - was high on the priority list. “We knew we needed to produce recordings that would match the energy and uniqueness of our live set,” she said. “We knew this would be a tricky process and one we weren’t willing to compromise, so we just took our time.” Clayton added that she was quite chuffed with the way the band had been received around the traps. “I met an older fan who said he’d recently ended up in an argument with his son,” she said. “The shocked 20-year-old had a small image crisis when he realised his father was also heading out to watch Holly Who. I walked away from that smitten. They ended up at the gig together and, for us, that’s what music should do – unite people.” Catch Holly Who at the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday, March 22.

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the track on Twitter, dubbing it “smoky stuff”. High praise indeed. The release is somewhat bittersweet for Crazy Old Maurice power couple Caitlin O’Reilly and Tim Evans. The pair, who lived at the Morrow Park Bowling Club complex, were practicing the track the night before the tragic fire that claimed the club. “After the intensity of dealing with the aftermath of the fire, it’s a massive achievement for us to release the single,” O’Reilly said.


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• Lovely 4 bedroom home with open plan living • Fully fenced low maintenance yard • 3 carports + extra room for boat or caravan • Great location, close to schools, shops & transp. Price: $319,950 Inspect: Saturday 22 March 1-1.30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

Wallsend 2 18 Boundary Street

• Spacious family home with formal living • Family room + Queensland/Paradise room • Sparkling heated saltwater swimming pool • Double car garage + 2 x carports Price: $499,950 Inspect: Saturday 22 March 12-12.30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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• Formal lounge/dining area + sep family room • Cypress pine timber flooring • 2 x w/c and 2 x reverse cycle aircon • Garage converted into 5th bedroom Price: $399,950 Inspect: Saturday 22 March 9-9.30am Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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• Here is your opportunity to acquire approx 19,240m2 land (2 hectares) • Potential to subdivide (24 up to 30 lots) subject to LMCC • 3 x access point to gain access to development site • Rare opportunity to acquire a parcel of this size

Price: Expressions of interest Inspect: By appointment Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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• Deceptively large home, must be seen to be believed • Media, rumpus and children activity room • Open planned living off the stunning kitchen • Ducted air con, huge outdoor ent area + more! Price: Best offer over $549,950 Inspect: Saturday 22 March 2-2.30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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Price $470,000 R&H Blacksmiths 4971 5071

4 2 2 106 Lakeview Parade, Blacksmiths/Pelican Family special

View By appointment

• Close to Pelican foreshore • Big level corner block • Double garage and fenced backyard • Four good size bedrooms

Agent Andrew McGrath 0428406442

• Two bathrooms • Polished floors, modern kitchen • Walk to everything

Offers over $900,000 R&H Blacksmiths 4971 5071

4 3 2 2 Spoons Rock Road, Caves Beach 73 METRE FRONTAGE - WITH COASTLINE VIEWS

View By appointment

• Internal access to double • 1100 square metres of land garage • Large kitchen and separate • Room for boats, vans and dining motor homes at the side. • Outdoor Entertaining area • Main bedroom features ensuite • Ocean views and sea breezes. • Dress Circle location and walk in wardrobe

Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

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View By appointment Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

• Less than 300 • Open plan living metres from the surf area enjoying sea and sand breezes • Ultra modern 1st • Modern kitchen – floor apartment granite benchtops • Two large bedrooms • Large covered both with built ins entertaining area

$525,000 3+ 3 2+ R&H Blacksmiths Swansea 4971 5071 Your own oasis! Offers over

View By appointment Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

$115,000 1 1 1 R&H Blacksmiths Unit 2/20 Pacific Hwy, Blacksmiths 4971 5071 Investor special studio View By appointment Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

• Ground floor studio apartment • Recently refurbished – new carpet and paint • Shared laundry and designated car

space • Close to beach, channel, and shops • Potential rent return $180-$200 per week • Call Andrew today for an Information

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MORE HOUSES NEEDED

$190,000 2 1 2 R&H Blacksmiths Belmont 4971 5071 Spinnakers Leisure Park Price

View By appointment Agent Lloyd Hughes 0466375363

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

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

$990,000 3+ 2 2 R&H Blacksmiths 10 Marine Parade, Nords Wharf 4971 5071 Watersport lovers dream Offers over

View By appointment Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

• Absolute waterfront overlook lake home • Separate living & dining • Jetty, slipway & double boatshed • Timber kitchen with stone tops • Two storey brick & tile home • Meals area plus rumpus room • All living areas

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Swansea For Rent 3 1

• Located close to lake and channel • Three good size bedrooms • Level fenced yard • Good size lounge, ample storage • Available soon View By appointment

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• Ensuite to main • Modern kitchen and bathroom • Ducted air cond. • Fresh paint & new floor coverings • Close to beach. View By appointment

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• Beach at end of street • Level fenced yard • Ultra modern kitchen • Ensuite to main bedroom • Formal & informal living areas View By appointment

• Close to lake and channel • Modern kitchen, two living areas • Level fenced yard • Built ins to all bedrooms • Available now View By appointment

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• Apartment living at its best • 1st floor apartment • Beachfront reserve complex • Corner spa and sep.shower • Big covered ent deck. View By appointment

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Mazda3 Former Socceroo Emerton takes honours in Celebrity Challenge at Formula One Grand Prix

Former Socceroo Brett Emerton won the 2014 Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge ahead of Grease star Rob Mills and The Bachelor, Tim Robards, in an action-packed final race at the 2014 Formula One Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Starting from pole, Tour de France legend Robbie McEwen stalled his Mazda3 as the lights went green and had a nervous wait as the remaining cars passed by without incident. In recovery mode, the first race winner tried to claw his way back, but an off later in the race saw him finish near the rear. In what was an entertaining race, international adventurer, Charley Boorman, was aiming for a podium result, but an off track excursion saw him zig-zagging his Mazda3 as he desperately tried to get it back into a straight line before spinning and collecting the concrete barrier. Rob Mills may have finished second, but he didn't do it easily, going wide off the road on a couple of occasions, while Robards battled Olympic hero Torah Bright in an epic tussle for third place. Bright was looking like taking the final place on the podium, but Robards gave her new generation Mazda3 a tap, sending her into the gravel and ending her dreams of a top three finish. Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree finished to fourth - her highest finish of the weekend - edging out celebrity chef Adam D'Sylva in fifth. Torah Bright, radio personality Maz Compton, sports presenter Clint Stanaway, comedian Sam Mac and Olympic champion Lydia Lassila rounded out the top 10.


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Clinics at Rathmines and Edgeworth aim to give kids a fun introduction to bowls

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he Newcastle office of Sport and Recreation and Bowls Australia will host Come and Try Bowls clinics at Rathmines and Edgeworth in the April school holiday period aimed at engaging young participants in a sport for life. Working in conjunction with local bowls clubs who will provide coaching help on the day, the clinics are aimed at six to 14 year-olds and will provide an introduction to the sport for just $5. Bowls Australia staff will lead each clinic which will feature fun and engaging bowls games acting as a taster session for new players and a fun time for any current players. Bowls clubs in Rathmines and Edgeworth will host the clinics but clubs throughout the catchment areas are encouraged to take part by providing coaches on the day with the aim of linking participants who attend either session to their nearest club. Sport and Recreation Development Officer Hunter Hamish Neal said: “Bowls Australia, through Mark Whiteman, have been very proactive in promoting junior participation and this initiative is aimed at linking local kids to their local clubs. “Many clubs in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area already run great school

The next generation of Australian Jackaroos may be unearthed at two bowls clinics in April programs and this activity in April is aimed at providing kids with another opportunity to try the sport of bowls in a fun and engaging atmosphere,” he said. “With the hope of adding a primary schools competition in the district in the

near future these clinics will assist to build the base of junior players to compete in these teams and become the next Aron Sherriff or Lynsey Clarke.” The clinics will be held at Rathmines Bowling Club from 2pm-4pm on Tuesday,

April 15 and Edgeworth Bowling Club from 2pm-4pm on Tuesday, April 22 and cost $5. Bookings can be made by contacting the Sport and Recreation Hunter office on 4926 1633 or online at www.dsr.nsw.gov. au/active/whatson.asp?region=hunter

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Honour for greyhound trainer Hedley in the training, breeding, administration and/or promotion of greyhound racing in NSW,” Ms Lavender said. “As this year’s award recipient, Beau can be justifiably proud of his achievements and endeavours – not just in the last twelve months, but over a number of years,” she said. “And can I say to you without any sense of exaggeration or hyperbole that there is, in Beau Hedley, no more passionate, no more dedicated or no more committed a youth ambassador for our sport and industry – and, for his effort, we salute him,” Ms Lavender added. Hedley trained 29 winners in 2013, including Avondale Porche, who won ten races in a row and ran third in the Vic Peters Classic.

Grants available for sporting clubs Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Program grants are now open and local sporting groups should apply for funding to enhance and support their local facilities. Sonia Hornery MP, Member for Wallsend and Shadow Minister for the Hunter, said the focus of this program is to provide increased opportunities for participation in sport and recreation with the grants allowing local groups, like sporting clubs, to build new facilities or upgrade existing sport and recreation facilities. The objectives of the program are to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport, recreation or structured physical activity in a sustainable manner – and to address barriers

to participation in sport, recreation and structured physical activity. Past applications include assistance for football clubs, AFL clubs and athletics clubs along with funding to improve shared pathways. Applications close on 2 April 2014. “It can be quite difficult for local organisation to raise the funds needed to upgrade facilities and I encourage all groups to put in an application to assist them to improve their facilities,” said Ms Hornery. Eligible applicants are not-for-profit incorporated organisations and local government authorities. Detail, guidelines and the online application process, are available at www.dsr. nsw.gov.au/grants

Valentine back on top of ladder

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Defending Newcastle District No.1 Grade Saturday Pennant titleholders the Valentine “Lakers” retained the Section 2 lead with a narrow 61/60 victory over Charlestown. All three rinks were close hard-fought affairs with the two successful Valentine skippers being Bill Ahoy & David Govan. Ahoy beat Shane Brodbeck 23/19 and David Govan edged out Jay Walls 20/19. While Sam Laguzza went down 22/18 to Fred Verschoor; Valentine lead the Section on 10 points from Belmont 9.5 points and Beresfield 7 points. Belmont & Beresfield both had impressive victories, Belmont beat Soldiers Point 71/47 & Beresfield thumped Lambton 81/37. Section 1 leaders Alder Park (12) whitewashed Swansea Workers (4) 64/52, with Ross Ball recording the biggest win 23/16 over Ben Ritzau. Nelson Bay 11 points kept

in touch with the leaders with a big 81/48 victory over Boolaroo (2). Mayfield West (12) retained the Section 3 lead with a solid 77/52 victory over Warners Bay (1). They are being pressed by Raymond Terrace No.1 (10) who downed Teralba (6) 55/33 in a low scoring match. Kahibah (11.5) are the Section 4 leaders after its 65/56 victory over Water Board (1.5). Jarred Gorsuch defeated Doug Howard 22/17 and Tony Falcocchio downed Vic Papworth 21/17. Raymond Terrace No.2 (10) are challenging Kahibah for top spot after its 60/47 win over Toronto Workers (2). Riley Wells (Beresfield) & Daniel Hill (Soldiers Point) are the new Newcastle Under 25 Pairs Champions edging out Brent Christansen (Beresfield) and Joel Roche (Belmont) 24/22 in an exciting Final.

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Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) director Megan Lavender has paid tribute to 26-year-old greyhound racing trainer Beau Hedley from Cooranbong, who was hailed as the GRNSW Young Person of the Year at the annual NSW Greyhound of the Year Awards last Friday. “On Friday, March 14th, our state’s greyhound racing industry honoured Beau Hedley summa cum laude at the gala NSW Greyhound of the Year Awards dinner held at the Crystal Palace, Luna Park,” Ms Lavender said. “The Greyhound Racing New South Wales Young Person of the Year Award recognises the performance of a young Australian showing outstanding potential

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Shock start cruels chances

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Early two-goal deficit has Jets chasing their tails against fierce A-League rivals Paul Monforte

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onceding two goals in the first six minutes is going to make life hard for any team as the Jets found out in their 3-1 loss to the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford last Saturday night. Jets goalkeeper Mark Birighitti was caught off-guard in the opening minute by a long-range free kick from the Mariners’ Eddy Bosnar. The second goal was scored by Bernie Ibini after a corner. Newcastle managed to put the shock start behind them when Joel Griffiths reduced the deficit in the 23rd minute. The Jets had a strong chance to equalise in the 84th minute via a cross from Andrew Hoole to Emile Heskey but the former England international’s shot sailed over the crossbar. Four minutes later, the Mariners put the result beyond doubt when Glen Trifiro took advantage of a spilled save from Birighitti. “Not a great start and there was only one way to go from there, but to give the guys credit, I thought they actually rallied quite

The Jets fought hard after conceding two goals in the first six minutes

well later in the game,” Jets coach Clayton Zane said. “My message to these lads throughout the week will be that it was a good performance and you shouldn’t be ashamed of that at all. “Maybe on the highlight reel we’ll start it after the first ten-minute period. “We don’t want to dwell on that too much.” A win against the Mariners would have elevated the Jets into the top six, but they now remain two points away in seventh. The Jets will play three of their final four regular season games at home, starting with the clash with Wellington Phoenix on Saturday at 5.30pm. Wellington sit one point below Newcastle on the A-League ladder and enter the match on the back of a 2-2 draw with Melbourne Heart after playing a man down for almost an hour. A-League standings: Brisbane Roar (45 points), Melbourne Victory (36), Western Sydney Wanderers (35), Central Coast Mariners (33), Sydney FC (32), Adelaide United (31), Newcastle Jets (29), Wellington Phoenix (28), Melbourne Heart (25), Perth Glory (22).

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Mounties far too good More Mamo magic

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all-round performance from the gifted No.1. Captain and hooker Danny Levi was also impressive for the home side, as was halfback Jaelen Feeney and backrower Luke Yates. After the opening round victory against Penrith, Newcastle has now knocked off

The Knights came back to earth hard after an opening round victory

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hey tried hard, but in the end effort wasn't enough for the Knights' NSW Cup side as they suffered a comprehensive 46-10 loss against Mounties at Hunter Stadium on Sunday. In a match dominated by disappointing handling errors, the home side struggled to keep pace with an in-form Mounties outfit who piled on the points led by fourtry star Sami Sauiluma. On a positive note for the Knights, both Pat Mata'utia and Chanel Mata'utia were strong and hooker Chad Redman refused to give in despite a heavy workload in defence. Newcastle will regroup this week, before taking on defending NSW Cup premiers Cronulla at St John Oval in Charlestown at 3pm on Saturday.

The opening exchanges of the match were heated with Mounties prop Kyle O’Donnell and Newcastle’s Korbin Sims trading blows. Once the troops settled down, it was the away side that opened the scoring after just six minutes. Winger Sami Sauiluma showed great strength to beat three defenders to dive over in the eastern corner and start a steady stream of tries for the visitors. Mounties led 24-6 at halftime with the second half following in much the same vein before Sims scored on the fulltime siren. Knights: Tuha, Mantellato, Willame, P.Mata'utia, C.Mata'utia, Randell, Kerr, Fa'alogo, Redman, Vaivai, Sims, Suilepa, Hilder. Bench: Clydsdale, Horwood, Elias, Likiliki.

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brilliant solo try from fullback Jake Mamo on the full-time siren proved the difference as the Knights' NYC team continued their winning ways with a thrilling 34-28 win over Canberra on Sunday. In a highly-entertaining match at

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The Knights' under 20 side remains undefeated after two rounds Hunter Stadium, Mamo was the star thanks to an incredible chip-and-chase effort when the game was destined for a draw. With just seconds remaining on the clock and the scores locked at 28-all, the Gosford-born flyer put in a kick for himself before he toed it ahead twice to regather and seal an amazing victory. The piece of individual brilliance was Mamo's third try for the day in a strong

last year's NYC grand finalists in the first two rounds of the 2014 season. Mamo’s second try with seven minutes remaining gave the Knights a 28-22 lead before Canberra levelled just two minutes later before Mamo’s last-minute brilliance. The Knights head to Melbourne to play the Storm at 4.45pm on Monday. The Storm are coming off a 34-20 loss to Manly and a 42-24 win over Penrith.

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No need for Knights to despair Bennett happy with improved effort against Raiders despite successive losses to start the season

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espite starting the season with successive losses Knights coach Wayne Bennett praised his patched-up side for their effort in the 26-20 defeat by Canberra at Hunter Stadium on Sunday. “We were much improved on last week,” Bennett said after a match in which the lead changed several times. "We were a bit stiff to lose, but we have. The team is doing all they can under a bit of adversity with some key players missing, so you've got to put it all into perspective. "There was a lot of effort and a lot of good football and we've just got to keep that little bit of momentum going now if we can and wait until the key players get back and we've got something for them to come back into. "There was two points in it right up to that last moment. I've got lots of encouraging things, but I'd just like to see a bit more luck play its part with us as well. There were three things in my opinion that where line ball that didn't go our way and when it's a tight game it makes a difference and that's exactly what happened."

The Knights are still chasing their first win of the season after two rounds

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Bennett referred to a pass, which appeared to be forward in the lead-up to the try to Raiders forward Paul Vaughan which put the visitors back in front in the 68th minute. "I think it was pretty obvious to everybody at the ground," he said. "You don’t need me to reiterate what we all saw." Bennett gave a debut to Matt Minto, with the former Mackay Cutters premiership-winner starting at fullback with Kurt Gidley moving to hooker. Minto set up a try for Akuila Uate and earned praise from Bennett and Gidley. "I thought he was really good,” Bennett said. "It’s not easy playing in the NRL for the first time at fullback and I thought he handled it well." Gidley echoed the coach’s thoughts: “I thought he did a good job. "Obviously Darbs (Darius Boyd) has been our fullback for the past couple of years, so it takes a bit of time coming in for your first go.” The Knights face a stiff test in their next match when they travel to Melbourne to play the Storm at AAMI Park on Monday night at 7pm. While the Storm haven’t been at their brilliant best to date this season, they have still found a way to win their matches against Manly and Penrith.

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