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hey say you should never question a champion. Knights coach Wayne Bennett this year proved why. The seven-time premiership winning coach was brought to Newcastle by Nathan Tinkler to bring premiership glory that has evaded the Hunter since 2001, and while the club’s 2013 season ended a week short of the Grand Final, there is little doubt that Bennett has now stamped his mark on a side that is destined for greater things next season. In short, he has answered his critics in emphatic fashion. After missing the finals in 2012 - his first year in charge of the Knights - Bennett was questioned left, right and centre about whether he had the hunger, passion or ability to turn things around for a club so desperate to again sit atop of the rugby league world. In 2013, he proved why champions should never be written off - taking a side older than most through the arduous highs and lows of the NRL season, and all the way to the Preliminary Final against the Roosters last weekend. And he did it in typical Bennett fashion - playing his cards close to his chest, flying under the radar and, not surprisingly, saying very little along the way. While Bennett’s dream of an eighth title disappeared when inspirational skipper Danny Buderus was stretchered off Allianz Stadium last weekend, he ends the season knowing that 2014 holds plenty of promise and believing that 2013 should be considered a success.

“Overall I am really pleased,” Bennett said. “I know how disappointed I was last year, so to finish in the top four is a start for us and hopefully it gives confidence and more belief when we start the season next year.” The fans clearly believe, too - the chant and passion coming from the stands even when the result was obvious last Saturday night was deafening, and an inspiration. Playmaker Jarrod Mullen said the feeling of losing to the Roosters last weekend hurts, but he knows they’ll be back next year bigger and better. “The character we have showed in this finals series has been tremendous,” he said. “To get so close, one game before a grand final, it definitely hurts a lot more than losing in week one.” Perhaps it is that pain that will drive the Knights during the pre-season ahead. Newcastle’s two premierships have been built on courage and determination - and defying the odds. There’s a feeling emerging in Newcastle that what happened in 2013 is only the entree for what will be a stellar main course in 2014. The age of the squad, the betting odds and predictions of the experts will again dominate the pre-season. But when there’s a champion like Wayne Bennett at the helm, it is very difficult to shake the fact that something special is building in this sports-mad town. Today, the Post looks back at the season that was, with one eye firmly on the future, in this special coverage of the Newcastle Knights’ 2013 campaign.


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n light of Police Remembrance Day last Friday, I want to use this space to publicly thank every serving officer for their work. Those of us not in the force sometimes whinge and complain about how stressful our jobs can be. When it gets too much we can head out for a coffee to calm down. Police don’t have this option of ‘clocking off’ for a few minutes. It is a generally thankless job and one that is not valued highly enough in terms of salary. I have never understood why we don’t pay police officers significantly more. I have often travelled on trains late at night in the Newcastle and Hunter regions and have seen some of the ridiculous situations police have had to deal with. Two police officers trying to break up a brawl between 20 youths and having the mob turn on them. Passengers so drunk on the train it takes ten minutes to rouse them. Then having to escort them off and act as babysitters until an ambulance arrives. We want to hear your stories of praise for the police. Perhaps it was their kindness and understanding

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in the loss of a loved one or friend or their professionalism in dealing with a crime you reported. Email me at editorial@ newcastlepost.com.au or head to our Facebook page and join in the discussion there. Don’t forget to ‘like’ our page as well to receive local news as it happens throughout the day. Meanwhile in sport, the Knights and Wayne Bennett deserve accolades for their strong finish to the season. Although falling one game short of the grand final, to get that far from seventh takes mental strength and tenacity - qualities which the team @newcastlepost Newcastle Post

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has displayed in abundance under the master coach. Although Danny Buderus’ career ended in a painful and disappointing manner, it in no way detracts from a wonderful career. I must admit to thinking we had seen the last of Danny in the NRL when he departed for Leeds at the end of 2008, aged 30. But he quickly re-established himself as a key to the Knights’ fortunes and his absence will leave the team short on experience in the hooking role. We now turn our attention to the Jets in the A-League ahead of the opener against Sydney FC on October 11.

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ake Macquarie City Council will spend the next 20 years inspecting pools across the region to ensure they comply to State safety standards. The revelation comes as Lake Macquarie councillors voted last week to endorse its draft Swimming Pool Safety Inspection Program, which will see every Lake Macquarie pool registered and checked by council to ensure it has adequate pool barriers in place. Lake Macquarie City Council has one of the highest rates of pool ownership in the state, an estimated 20,000 swimming pools in the area. Council documents indicate that one swimming pool compliance officer will be employed by Council to carry out the inspections at a rate of 400 per year while Council’s building surveyors will inspect an additional 300 pools each year. At this rate it would take council in excess of 24 years to inspect each pool, without accounting for portable swimming pools. Independent councillor, Barry Johnston, raised concerns over the rate at which inspections would be completed at last week’s council meeting and called on the state government to come to the table and fund the project. “Even if Council is able to do 700 inspections per year, that’s still 700 into

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20,000 so quite a large number,” he said. “And I can’t see the backyard pool inspections being done by anyone besides council staff.” State Member for Swansea, Garry Edwards, called the 20 year timeline “a total nonsense.”

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ewcastle City Council has resolved to keep Beresfield Swimming Centre operating with restricted opening hours and season at least for the time been. Councillors voted seven to six against a motion put forward by Labor councillors Jason Dunn, Nuatali Nelmes, Tim Crakanthorp and Stephanie Posniak to amend the operating hours of the pool for the 2013-2014 season to be consistent with the operating hours of the centres at Mayfield and Wallsend, instead choosing to support a foreshadowed motion from Cr Allan Robinson that the operating hours be reviewed if there is a sufficient increase in patronage over the upcoming season. Cr Dunn labelled the decision as a “kick in the guts” for the Beresfield community. “This only serves to disadvantage an already disadvantage community,” he said. “Most of Ward 4 doesn’t even have footpaths, meanwhile Council is spending almost $4 million on Laman Street and $70,000 recruiting a new general manager.” Wallsend MP, Sonia Hornery, who presented a petition featuring nearly 5000 signatures of concerned Beresfield residents to State Parliament last month, was livid about the Council’s decision. “This arrogant attitude by the Council not only reduces the times that Beresfield

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ratepayers can go for a swim, but severely restricts crucial learn-to-swim classes,” she said. “The residents of Beresfield have every right to be angry.” Ms Hornery also pointed the finger at Ward 4 Councillors David Compton (Liberal) and Allan Robinson

(Independent) for not supporting the Labor motion. “The people of Beresfield need all the support they can get to fight this inequality, and when two councillors in their own ward don’t stand up for them, that’s really bad form.” Cr Robinson said reviewing patronage

after the 2013/14 season was the fairest outcome. “All pools have increased their patronage while Berro has decreased by three per cent,” he explained. “I believe that if patronage sufficiently increases Council should reconsider the operating hours.”

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he ladies and gents of the Newcastle Roller Derby League need a new home. After three years of drawing capacity crowds to its regular bouts at Gateshead Indoor Sportsworld, this week the league will be forced to make way for a trampoline park, to be built on the basketball courts where the Dockyard Dames, Bogey Rollers, Fort Smashleys, Harbour Hellcats and Z Law normally skate. With renovations about to get underway at the indoor sports centre, the league is now putting the call out for a new venue. “If anyone has a big venue we would love to look at it,” Newcastle Roller Derby League secretary, Jeanene Douglas, aka ValFreya, told the Post. “Basically the requirement is that there is a smooth floor. “Whatever it’s constructed of is neither here nor there as long as it is smooth so when we do fall and slide we’re not going to leave skin behind. “Ideally we’d like it to be central to Newcastle or have really good public transport links because that will help us draw the crowds.” Ms Douglas said the league has generated tens of thousands of dollars in extra revenue for its current venue and has promoted it regularly from social

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Contracts awarded as controversial light rail project gains momentum announcing last year that the existing heavy rail line would be cut at Wickham. GHD have assisted in the planning and delivery of a number of metropolitan light rail projects including Sydney’s Light Rail Future and the inner West Light Rail Extension, as well as Adelaide’s Inner Rail Network study. Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, said Transport for NSW would soon advertise for two more specialist firms to join the project, working on engineering and operational services. “Consultation will play an important role in the decisionmaking process for Newcastle Light Rail and we will involve stakeholders, including businesses, community groups, industry, residents and transport experts,” she said.

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he aim of the JobsInTheHunter. com.au website is to make it the complete site for all matters to do with local employment in Newcastle and The Hunter. That applies to those starting their working life, stepping up on the career ladder or returning to the workforce. It will also be for those who provide employment services, including local skills training, be it where to get professional advice on resumes, training for skills or promotion, or how to make your workplace as safe and risk-free as possible. “The business model for JobsInTheHunter.com.au is based on the partnerships we form with businesses and entrepreneurial individuals who have something to contribute to regional development through an ever-expanding and higher skilled workforce,” said CEO Tim O’Brien. “We are looking to establish new partnerships with key businesses and operations in the Hunter so they can be part of the synergy of the site and, in turn, build their client base through high-profile exposure on a popular and well-read website.” And jobs websites are well read. They are favourite sites to browse even for those not looking for work but simply to see “what’s out there.” Business partnerships with

JobsInTheHunter.com.au are an efficient and cost-effective way to reach a large and interested audience, Mr O’Brien said. One recent partnership is with The Post newspaper, which links the two websites and provides a sample of specially highlighted jobs in the Post’s positions vacant columns Jobs In The Hunter’s website soon became a logical extension of an idea that started on the NSW Central Coast. Tim O’Brien lived on the Central Coast and worked in Sydney three years ago and was tired of endless comments that there were no jobs on the Central Coast. So he started a website called JobsOnTheCoast.com.au. It launched in mid-2011 and soon was answering the critics about the lack of jobs. Jobs On The Coast consistently lists about 200 jobs a week these days. Encouraged by many who had seen the success of that venture, Tim opened a website in the Hunter called, unsurprisingly, JobsInTheHunter.com.au in late-2012. The original success was soon repeated. JobsInTheHunter.com.au now consistently has about 400 jobs listed, even as employment in the region is starting to contract. “The conviction that drove both websites to start and to be such a quick success is that people choose where they want to live for all sorts of lifestyle reasons

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that this is local, so you are looking for jobs – or you are recruiting – within the area where you live or do business.” The websites’ appeal for employers is that they can list and manage local job vacancies for free for up to 42 days. Additionally, advertisers pay just $189 to have more exposure on the website with a “Local Jobs Package” which includes a featured ad on JobsInTheHunter.com.au and a placement in The Post newspaper, which has a readership of more than 200,000 throughout Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the Lower Hunter. The Local Skills Package is exceptional value because it can raise the recognition of the advertisement and provides a great deal more exposure. The concept was always expected to be a hit with small and family businesses, but large corporate and institutional employers as well as many recruitment firms have been quick to embrace it as well. JobsInTheHunter.com.au has already formed business partnerships with a range of local specialist businesses including Job Centre Australia, The Post Newspaper, Aurora Training & Professional Services, Forsythes Training, KARBEN Training Solutions, Logic Business Resources and All Coast Removals. Support and guidance has also been gratefully received from the local office of NSW Trade and Investment.

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FASHION FIXATION

pharmacy NOTES

by KATHERINE TWEED

by Anthony Piggott

Remember to keep Sometimes the simplest way your wedding attire low-key is the best way

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cience gives us so many great inventions and advanced technology that we sometimes forget good old human interaction and how important it is. There seems to be a baby boom on at the moment and this is an area where interaction and human support is very valuable. An Australian study highlights the benefits of one-toone care before, during and after childbirth. Scientists from the University of Sydney compared the old system of appointing a named midwife to oversee childbirth and standard maternity care that tends to be shared between different health professionals. They found that the simple act of using an individual caseload midwife led to a significant reduction in rates of non-emergency caesarean-section births. Women under the care of a named midwife were also less likely to experience a spontaneous labour, required lower doses of pain-killing drugs and suffered less blood loss after birth. They stayed in hospital for less time than women given standard care, and were more likely to breastfeed their babies. Under caseload midwifery, women were looked after by a named midwife or backup throughout pregnancy and childbirth. The midwife continued to make home visits for up to six weeks after the baby was born. However the midwives delivering standard care were only available on a rostered basis and supported by other hospital staff.

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

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ne of your childhood friends is getting married – a spring wedding, how perfect – and you have just created the best outfit to wear to help celebrate their big day. You put it on, totally satisfied with how it looks and you think “yeah, I look good”, but you stop right there as a million questions flood into your mind. Am I going to upstage the bride? Should my dress be this short? Is my suit going to look like the groom’s? Should I try not to stand out? A wedding is an event that you can’t compare to anything else; you can’t get away with dressing like it is a birthday party or a work function. You have been invited to share in someone’s special day as a guest, which means that showing the couple respect should be your highest focus. I think the notion of dressing with respect at a wedding is where the traditional ‘don’t wear white’ and ‘don’t upstage the bride’ customs come from. When a woman wears something low-cut or super short to a wedding, it can come across as disrespectful. At the last wedding I went to, I was shocked to see one of the guests wearing a playsuit. Now don’t get me wrong, wearing a playsuit is fine but this young woman was wearing one that had no back and an enormous split down the front, there was more skin than clothing. She looked amazing, but still, to a wedding? More people talked about her outfit than they talked about the bride – that’s disrespect. This is the same as wearing something too casual.

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tatistics released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that, over the past 30 years, deaths from stroke have reduced by around 70%. That’s the good news; but the news is not all good. Whilst death rates have fallen, the actual number of strokes has risen. This year Australians will suffer more than 60,000 new and recurrent strokes – that’s one stroke every 10 minutes. Statistics indicate that one in five people having a first ever stroke will die within a month and one in three die within a year. There is a stroke death in Australia every hour. Stroke is a medical emergency. If you experience the signs of stroke or see them in someone else, seek immediate medical attention. Prompt action can prevent further damage to the brain and help make a better recovery. During the recent National Stroke Week the message coming from the Stroke Foundation was to think FAST. Using the FAST test involves asking yourself three simple questions about the person you suspect might be in danger – and then acting quickly: • FACE – check their face, has the mouth drooped? • ARMS – can they lift both arms? • SPEECH – is their speech slurred? Do they understand you? • TIME – time is critical. If you see any of the above signs, call 000 immediately. For more advice about treating and preventing stroke, call into one of the 2,000 pharmacies around Australia providing the Pharmaceutical Society’s (PSA) Self Care health information. For the nearest location phone 1300 369 772 or visit www.psa.org.au and click on “Self Care” then “Find a Self Care Pharmacy”.

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This is an excellent time to get your hands on equipment that will make you more efficient at your job, housework or gardening. This is the ideal time to take yourself or a loved one to a doctor, dentist or medical specialist to discuss any worrying symptoms. The next month will see an improvement in your love life too.

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Old scores and family squabbles can be laid to rest as the sun moves into your domestic area and signals a time of harmony and contentment. This is a good time to renew a closeness with those you love. Join forces to complete a major project such as redecoration. However, be careful of being too outspoken or pushy.

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You will find it necessary to question the intentions of others as not everybody is going to have your best interests at heart, it is entirely possible that at least one person is trying to deceive you. Listen to your intuition as it is very potent and will not lead you astray. Your capacity for looking and thinking ahead is extremely powerful.

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SAGITTARIUS

november 23 to december 21

You can now call in favours from friends and loved ones who will only be too happy to assist you in whatever way they can. The sun is pepping up your social life so there is going to be a sense of excitement around you. Avoid trying to accomplish everything at once at work and remember to delegate.

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If you’re involved in any career in the arts, beautification, entertainment or public relations then you’re bound to do well over the ensuing weeks. The sun is encouraging you to use charisma, diplomacy and professionalism to solve any problems. This is also the ideal time to call in favours from friends that you may be owed.

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Information you gain from colleagues and friends allows you to throw some light on a tricky situation. You are gradually climbing into a much stronger position in your professional life and will be able to go after what you want. Your interests in spiritual matters will increase, as you begin to see another side to our existence.

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EDUCATION MATTERS

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by Renee Welsh

by David Roy

Commission work continues

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he Climate Commissioners may have had their budget scrapped, and their staff sacked; but they intend to continue the fight to inform the public under a new donor funded organisation: The Climate Council. Within hours of becoming Prime Minister, Tony Abbott asked the Environment Minister to dismantle the Climate Commission and to prepare legislation to remove the carbon price. Hours later Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner and former Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery, received the call informing him of this decision, and began preparations to discontinue the Commission’s operations. The Climate Commission was established by the Labor Government in 2011 to provide clear, accurate and independent information on the science of climate change. Over the course of its life, the Climate Commission collated the growing body of expert climate science from around the world, digested the material and presented it to politicians and the general public in a way they could easily understand. In doing so, the Commission published 27 reports, held over 20 public forums across the country and met with over 20,000 Australians face to face. With a wave of community outrage at the dismantling of this independent organisation, the Climate Commissioners took it upon themselves to regroup, establishing a non-profit organisation which would continue their work and in just two days raised over 500 thousand dollars.

Declan Clausen is the 2013 Newcastle City Young Citizen of the Year. Twitter: @DeclanClausen

Learning from History

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eorge Santayana said” Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it. For this reason alone, we should encourage our children to love History. History as a subject, has an important and crucial place in the modern Australian curriculum. It does two key things. It creates a sense of who we are as modern Australians by giving us an understanding of where we have come from. It also teaches key learning skills: of investigation and analysis. History reminds us of what makes us Australian, from the First Australians to the recent Sydney Olympic games. It helps to create a sense of Australian identity separate to that of our many immigrant ancestors. History is no longer just about learning facts and dates of events. Neither is it about only hearing from one viewpoint. In modern history teaching children are encouraged to investigate a topic and different perspectives and then come to a deeper understanding. These are key skills in the modern working world. Facts, dates and events are important. Children still learn about the heroic Aussie sacrifice at Gallipoli but they are also encouraged to consider the impact at home of the loss of a generation of young men, how it effect equality between the sexes, and the impact from the Turkish perspective. A good history curriculum will expose these diverse perspectives, identify how they have emerged and debate the consequences. Basically it teaches people how to think and reminds us who we are.

David Roy is a writer and lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle and was a practising teacher for 17 years.

Child bedtime issues

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edtime can be frustrating. In my household our son is usually begging for his third glass of water and our daughter’s talking a mile a minute and is nowhere near sleep. They’re both up way past bedtime. And you’re fed up! Well this is no longer an issue for my children (thank goodness!) I’ve got a few tips that worked for me on how to resolve the most common bedtime woes -- so you can all get a good night’s sleep. I have found that routines are helpful at all transition times, and the transition to sleep is no exception. We lead such hectic lives and in the majority of families both parents work, so at the end of a busy day it would be nice to have a bedtime routine that goes smoothly. Children need a series of predictable steps that they take every night to help them sleep. The routine we have is after dinner they have a bath, clean their teeth, get their PJ’s on and go up to their bedroom for a bedtime story. Sure we used to have the oh just one more story, or I need a glass of water or I’m scared, but we decided to set a routine- made it clear to the children what was going to happen and went from there. “For the younger children you can say, ‘You need to rest your body so you can go to preschool and draw, and run and play with your friends.’ You might say, “Mummy and Daddy love you too much to let you miss out on the sleep you need to be healthy.” Sounds corny but surprisingly it worked! Children need 9 1/2 to 11 hours of sleep, depending on their age, so most should be asleep between 8 p.m and 9 p.m at the latest. Miss the window of opportunity and your child will be wired rather than tired, I have been here before and it isn’t pleasant, don’t get me wrong, occasionally you will go out and this will be the case and that is ok.

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FINANCE MATTERS

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Exit and Succession

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o quote Steven Coveys 2nd Habit of Highly Successful People “ Always start with the end in mind.” This should be the number 1 Rule for anyone starting a business. As a business owner who has started a business from scratch you deserve to get the best return for all your hard work when it comes to selling your business. The time to start planning your exit strategy or succession plan is NOW. The sooner the better but a 12 month planning time frame is a minimum. Your main goal should be to maximise the value of your business. Your accountant or specialist in business valuations can assist you in calculating the financial value of your business which is usually calculated by multiplying the EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Tax) by the cap rate which is applicable to your Industry group. Maximising your EBIT is essential however, there are other factors that will also play a vital role in your business valuation which ultimately will determine what another party will be prepared to pay for your business.

Other Value Drivers to consider: • Buyers buy future profit and cash flow potential • 2/3 of the value of a business consists of assets that do not appear on the Balance Sheet, including Goodwill, Value Creation systems and processes and Sustainable competitive advantage • Business risk factors including, reliance on 1 or 2 key customers, supplier dependence, Government legislation and heavy reliance on the business owner are high risk areas for potential buyers. • Many businesses are undervalued due to various factors such as reducing profitability for tax reasons which drastically affects a business valuation. “You can’t have your cake and eat it too” • “Blue sky value” This includes Intellectual property, knowledge and expertise, future potential, strategic value and reduced level of competitive threat. Contact The Business Centre on ph 49257700 or email info@businesscentre. com.au to make your appointment with one of our experienced business advisors now at no cost to you.

Women’s business

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his week I wanted to talk about an issue that is very important for Hunter business women and also the men in their lives. (It is a very important issue for women and men who aren’t in business too.) My colleague and head of customer relations at Greater Building Society, Lisa Presbury, spoke at the 2013 Hunter Business Women’s Network Regional Connect Conference last month. As well as sharing her personal story of how she rose through the ranks at The Greater, Lisa made a plea with women to make sure they take control of their finances. The statistics are sobering. The average full-time male worker earns about 17 per cent more than the average full-time woman. At retirement, the average superannuation balances of women are 57 per cent less than the balances of men ($113,000 vs $198,000). Of the Australians aged 65 and over on the single Age Pension, 73 per cent are women. Many more, 300 per cent more

Greg Taylor is deputy CEO and chief financial officer for the Hunter-based Greater Building Society. www.greater.com.au

Narelle McClelland is the General Manager of The Business Centre (Newcastle Region). Visit www.businesscentre.com.au

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women than men retire early to care for someone. That has a big impact on their finances. Relationships and circumstances can change. It is really important that women take control of their Super and retirement planning. Despite working in financial services Lisa admits that a few years ago she got too focused on work and family and took her eye off financial planning. She was fit and healthy so it didn’t seem a priority. After talking to a financial planner from The Greater’s financial planning partner, Bridges, she updated her will to account for her son, set up a better personal savings plan and organised tax-deductible income protection insurance. Only 18 months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A few weeks ago was Money Smart Week. All of us, particularly women, need to be more money smart. The website www.moneysmart.org.au has some great resources.

Ansteys: New premises, same professional service

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ne local Iconic Newcastle Family Business has not only stood the test of time but have just moved into a Bigger & Better premise, expanding their already large range of healthcare products, helping the local community live more comfortably. Ansteys Healthcare, established over 36 years ago has made the move to bigger and better premises. Ansteys have been providing the public with daily living aids and various healthcare products to assist individuals live a more comfortable and longer life. Such as: Bathroom Aids, Shower Chairs, Wheelchairs, Walking Frames, Bracing. The move has allowed Ansteys the room they need to manage their extensive range of products and services. Ansteys pride themselves in delivering excellent customer service, advice and healthcare solutions to not just the aging population but also the wider community. But they are more than just a retail store, offering a more personal caring service. The new location brings with it more rooms for measuring and fitting of bracing, and surgical stockings and garments. Working with Doctors, Physios,

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Grand final: NSW HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

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he Shannons 2013 Mattara Hillclimb is on the bucket list for keen hillclimbers and so it has been so for over 5o years. Few things compare with a quick run along Shortland Esplanade, through the twists and turns of beautiful King Edward Park. It’s a fitting Grand Final event for the NSW Championship. Our thanks to Newcastle’s MG Car Club and the good people of Newcastle for the chance to “thread the needle” through the pinch in search of a fast time. Here is a quick form guide to the top contenders for outright Fastest Time of the Day and drivers to watch in the smaller classes. This year’s championship (which takes in venues all around the state) has been a tight contest between current national champion Tim Edmondson in the hi-tech British built Gould V8 and current state champion, Mudgee’s Doug Barry in the V6 Buick powered Lola F300. So far Tim has managed to have the upper hand but Doug loves the challenge of this course and nobody tries harder. Currently lying third in the championship is veteran competitor Ron Hay. His latest mount is a technically fascinating car which marries an Italian Dallara Formula 3 chassis to a NZ built (largely motorcycle based) 2.4 litre V8. Beautifully made and works a treat. Ron will be eyeing up an outright win while looking over his shoulder for the sight of ex Formula1 designer Malcolm Oastler who is now back in Oz and living in southern NSW. Malcolm’s weapon of choice is another Dallara chassis, this one powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa motor cycle engine and as you would expect it is a work of art. Malcolm registered a strong third place at his last start and the smart money could be on him to come up trumps. Lying fifth on points is Phil Heafey in his trusty Mitsubishi Evo . A sedan an outright contender I hear you say? Yes indeed and if the conditions are not ideal Phil will make good use of the power and traction of his AWD machine to spring a surprise on the more favoured open wheelers. A couple of local drivers worth watching include Maitland driver

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he Tri-challenge Championship was started in 2000 by the MG Car Club, Newcastle to help MG Car Club, Newcastle, Kempsey Sporting Car Club and Tamworth Sporting Car Club to each stage an event, part of a series, that would attract many more competitors than they would otherwise have had. It would have the added benefit of giving Club competitors a bit of travel, different tracks, more competition and , with only four events, a step up from local events but not a State Championship. The Series has been very successful over the years with some drivers using it as a stepping stone to greater things and some happy to compete each year. The first event on 7th March at Mt. Cooperabung, Kempsey, was won by local driver, Darren Read (Mineti) followed by three more Kempsey drivers,

Dave Morrow (Krygger), Kim von Holt (Gladiator) and Alan Hindes (Piranha). The second round was held at Tamworth’s Oakburn Park Sprint Track and former MGCC local, Ed McCane in his Hi-tech Hayward won, followed by Alan Hindes (Piranha) and Peter Robinson (PRS) from MGCC, Newcastle. Ringwood’s third round near Raymond Terrace was nearly rained out, but a reasonable field attended with Kempsey’s Dave Morrow winning followed by Newcastle driver, Amy Mrcela (Elfin)and Kevin Edwards in his Mitsubishi EVO making good use of its AWD grip taking out 3rd place. With the general downturn in the economy affecting some competitors, numbers were down from a couple of years ago, but again the Series has provided relatively cheap club level racing and a bit of travel. All in all, a win for everybody.

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rowing up in the sixties and seventies in Australia was a great time to be interested in Motorsport. With heroes like Bond, Brock, Grice and Harvey racing the Fords of Geoghegan, Moffat, French and others. One of my earliest memories is of sitting in front of a black and white tv watching Bathurst, and it’s a yearly event still to this day, not to be interrupted by anyone except say for the delivery of either food or beverage. After school, I completed an apprenticeship with Booths Holden in Mosman which sparked my enthusiasm to compete in Motorsport. Meeting guys like Graham Engel, Damon Beck,Graham Moore and some other guy called Peter Brock put ideas into my head which unfortunately at the time my pocket couldn’t match. 25 years later the cars I loved as a kid are now classics and very collectable. Some people call it a illness, and if so

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hile it certainly doesn’t hold a candle to the unabashed undergraduate hilarity of the original instalment in the franchise there is still plenty to like in this, the third ‘Hangover’ film. While it may rely on many of the tropes and set pieces that made the first instalment so successful, this, unlike many other sequels, executes this revisionism well. In the aftermath of the death of Alan’s (Zach Galifinakis) father, the wolfpack decide to take Alan to get treated for his mental issues. But, as is the case in with these things, everything quickly goes pear-shaped on the way to the hospital as the wolfpack is assaulted and Doug is kidnapped. Now they must find Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong, in another show stealing performance) again in order to surrender him to the gangster who kidnapped Doug in order to save him.

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he refreshing thing about Woolongong stoner-rockers Tumbleweed’s latest album ‘Sounds From The Other Side’ is that, after thirteen years away from a recording studio, the boys bust out with as much fuzzed out rock and roll swagger as they ever did. Right from the get-go, it’s obvious that this is a band that isn’t trying to break any new musical ground, but rather than just being a pastiche of past glories, this is an album that can definitely mix it in today’s musical melieu. Standouts include the blistering ‘Dirty Little Secret’ and the infectious “oohs and ahs” chorus of ‘Night Owl’. While not reaching the same dizzying heights as their seminal ‘Galactaphonic’ album, this is still a damn fine example of fuzzed-out psych-stoner rock and roll. This is sure to bring many “Weedheads” out of the woodwork. Rawk.

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f you were to compile a list of the best rom coms around, there would be few that wouldn’t include possibly the granddaddy of the all, ‘Pretty Woman’. Directed by Gary Marshall (‘Happy Days’, ‘The Odd Couple’) ‘Pretty Woman’ tells the story of Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) a ruthless businessman who specialises in taking over companies and selling them off. In Los Angeles on business, Lewis decides to hire a prostitute, but rather than your stereotypical streetwalker showing up, he meets the hooker with a heart of gold Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) and it isn’t too long before the sparks fly. They take a liking to each other and he offers her money if she’ll stay with him for an entire week while he makes the “rich and famous” scene. While this may seem a tad formulaic in light of the glut of rom coms inspired by the likes of Norah Ephron, it is still an endearing romantic romp that made Julia Roberts a household name. Naww.

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t’s quite hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since the irrepressible Kim and Kelley Deal – alongside band-mates Jim Macpherson on drums and bassist Josephine Wiggs – released The Breeders’ seminal sophomore album ‘Last Splash’, which rocketed to both critical acclaim and commercial success on the back of

the omnipresent ‘Cannonball’ single and their renowned live show. In fitting celebration of this milestone, the lineup of The Breeders responsible for ‘Last Splash’ are hitting the road again and will be bringing the classic album to Sydney this month. So, whether you’re an old school indie kid from back in the day looking for a stroll down memory lane or a newcomer with an interest in timeless rock’n’roll, this is one show that, if you miss it, you’ll be kicking yourself. Guaranteed.

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rom humble beginnings in the iconic Melbourne rock venue the Tote, to playing the likes of the Reading Festival at the behest of grunge icons Nirvana and Wembley Stadium opening for the Spice Girls, there’s little denying that Bjorn Again are not only one of the best ABBA tribute acts in the world but also the best tribute act, period. The band are set to head out on a national tour that promises, once again to be chock-a-block full of the ABBA glitz, frivolity and light-hearted parody that made them one of the most bankable and well-respected tribute act in the world and founder and manager John Tyrell told TE that the prospect of hitting Aussie roads was always an exciting one for Bjorn Again. “We are absolutely excited – it’s out 25th year this year and and I have to say that we always get the best reception

from Australia.” While Tyrrel said that Bjorn Again was, in essence a tribute band, they take it a step further, playing a little bit with the arrangements and poking-light hearted fun at the cult of personality surrounding the Swedish pop behemoth. With name slike Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear, Frida Longstokin and Bjorn Volo-us – you know this is a band that doesn’t take itself too seriously. “Because it is basically a tribute show, we still do all of the hits and the costuming, the band and just the general quality of the performance is pretty spot-on,” he said. Tyrrel, who formed the concept for the show with Rod Stephen, said that in the beginning neither of them were particularly fond of ABBA – although that opinion has definitely changed over the years. “Rod and myself had played in various cover bands and we were both quite influenced by heavier bands like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and, in the mid-80s we had become quite

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hen most touring musos visit Australia, it’s mostly a case of playing a couple of shows and then putting the feet up and drinking in all this country has to offer - cuddling koalas and such. Not so for prolific punk rocker Joey Cape. Cape, one of the founding members of seminal So-Cal shredders Lagwagon will be in Newcastle this week, playing guitar

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hen it comes to albums, twenty years is a long time between drinks by anyone’s standards. Listening to rockers The Baby Animals’ brilliant return to the spotlight, ‘This Is Not The End’, however, it feels as though the band never went away. Hot on the heels of a well-recieved stripped-back acoustic East Coast tour earlier this year the band – Suze DiMarchi, Dave Leslie, Mick Skelton and Dario Bortolin – are ramping things up to the nth degree for their national ‘Feed The Birds’ tour. “It’s just a really exciting time for the Baby Animals at the moment – everyone seems to be getting excited about the tour – we have fans requesting songs so it’s handy to have a bit of a back catalogue to draw on and we will also be shooting our first-ever live DVD which should be pretty huge.” DeMarchi said that after releasing an acoustic album of their greatest hits - Íl Grande Silenzio’ in 2008 it had always been in the back of the unabashed “rock chick’s” mind to ramp things up again with the Baby Animals. “I must say first of all that we are surprised and humbled by the reaction the album has been getting since we released it,”she said. Ï’d say that 90 per cent of the response has been amazing.

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hey are arguably the tightest rock covers band in Newcastle at the moment. Their sound is unmistakably similar to the artist they cover. They create their own type of energy and performance with not an ounce of sweat left Its all about kicking the the proverbial they say. They are the V Dubs. Lead singer and guitarist Richard Boyle believes if you are not totally spent by the end of the show you haven’t done your job. This is also the mantra chanted by the musicians backing up Boyle - John Carruthers and bass and drummer Kai Chambers. With many years of experience behind them they say its always a good time to kick out the jams. Catch the V Dubs when they play at the Premier Hotel on Sunday, October 6.

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et ready to start swooning Newcastle. Ricky Martin is in town. The Latin pop megastar arrived on Sunday to begin rehearsals for his national tour which kicks off in Newcastle on Thursday. Martin, who took a break from rehearsals on Monday to answer questions from the throng of assembled media, said that he was captivated by Newcastle. “It’s just beautiful,” he said. “I took a walk yesterday, it was very special, early in the morning, still dealing with jet-lag. It was 6.30 in the morning and I was taking a walk along the water and it was very special, very beautiful and very relaxing.” The voice behind such hits as ‘Cup of Life’, ‘Shake Your Bon Bon’ and ‘She

Bangs’ said that punters could expect a joyous celebration of culture when he takes to the stage. “It’s an intense cultural exchange,” he said. “I am bringing music from pretty much all over the world. I’m from Puerto Rico, a very small island in the Carribbean very influenced by African sounds, obviously Carribbean sounds, Latin sounds and obviously my greatest hits which was where I started to cross over into the Anglo sound. “All of that is going to be part of the show. It’s an hour and 35 minutes of intense adrenalin. “The highlight of my year was ‘The Voice’ so I’ve invited some of my artists – Team Ricky to be part of the stage so we’ll just see how it flows – it’s going to be special.” Catch Ricky Martin when he blows the doors off the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Thursday, October 3.

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nless you were one of the thousands of Novocastrians lucky enough to score a ticket to the NRL semi-final in Sydney over the weekend, chances are you would have been down at your local watching the Knights fight valiantly against Roosters for a place in the grand final. On Saturday night, kick-off found me chowing down on some tasty pub-grub at the Commercial Hotel at Boolaroo. While the outdoor dining area looked inviting on such a warm night, we opted

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fter sending both pundits and punters into a lather with their subtle and lilting sophomore album ‘Earnest’, Melbournebased alt. country outfit The Stillsons could very well have gone one better with their latest release ‘Never Gonna Go Your Way’. While the album still bristles with the nuanced folk-tinged pop that made ‘Earnest’ such a hyperbole generator – helped in no small part by the undeniable musical chemistry that exists between drummer/vocalist Cat Canteri and guitarist/vocalist Justin Bernasconi, there is a much more urgent feel to proceedings this time around – as evidenced on the album’s “beefier” tracks such as and ‘Feel So Young’. Canteri told TE that the band were over the moon with the way the album had

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Price $330,000 R&H Blacksmiths 4971 5071

2 1 1 3/17 Mitti Street, Blacksmiths SCARCe AS HeNS TeeTH

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View Saturday and Sunday 1 - 1.30pm Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

3+ 2 2 10 Marine Parade, Nords Wharf WATeRSPORT LOVeRS dReAM • Separate living & dining • Absolute waterfront home • Timber kitchen with stone tops • Deep clean water frontage • Jetty, slipway & dble boatshed • Meals area plus rumpus room • Two self contained levels • Large waterfront yard • Two storey brick & tile home • Big worksop or wine cellar • All living areas overlook lake • Vergola area for all weather

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

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• Located less than 600 metres • Ornate ceilings & picture rails to the living and dining areas. from 9 Miles of Beach • Close to Surf Club, Shops and • Set on a level 695 square Channel. metre block with northerly aspect • Ideal dream home site • Perfect renovation project

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y accessing Raine & Horne’s brand new Investrac. Investrac is an information portal providing free, real-time property market information to homeowners and investors. Angus Raine, Executive Chairman and CEO of Raine &Horne says, “In our fast-moving world, knowledge is power and time is money, which is why Raine & Horne is proud to offer Investrac to our homeowners, buyers and investors.” With access via LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+, Investrac is the only online portal of its kind offered by a major real estate network, which allows customers registered with Raine & Horne to monitor property information, such as historical market statistics dating back 15 years, and track real time property data. “It’s a great tool that also enables users to follow the property market

in their local area and those suburbs and towns where they may have real estate investments,” Investrac provides property consumers with the number of sales in a suburb or town, the average sales price, median prices, recent sales and current stock. The impressive Investrac even caught the eye of Australia’s number one finance commentator Paul Clitheroe, who was the guest speaker at Raine & Horne’s National Conference held in August. “I’d heard about Investrac and that consolidation of data [Investrac provides] is just the sort of thing that someone like me is interested in,” said Mr Clitheroe, who is a founding director of financial planning firm ipac, Chairman of the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board and chief commentator for Money Magazine.

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he all-new Kia Carens (Rondo in Australia) compact MPV has been awarded a maximum 5-Star safety rating by Europe’s leading road safety organisation, Euro NCAP. The Kia Carens is one of only two compact MPV models currently on sale in Europe to earn 5-Stars in the 2013 Euro NCAP tests. The five-door, seven-seater Kia achieved high scores for Adult Occupant Protection (94%), Child Occupant Protection (76%), Safety Assist equipment (81%) and Pedestrian protection (64%). “From the beginning of the new Carens’ development programme, Kia engineers were dedicated to creating a compact MPV with the very best structure and safety technology to protect drivers, their families and pedestrians in the event of an accident,” comments Benny Oeyen, Vice-President Marketing and Product Planning, Kia Motors Europe. “In the last five years, Euro NCAP testing criteria has become tougher, making it harder for manufacturers’ products to be awarded top marks. It is a testament to Kia’s on going commitment to improving vehicle safety that we are able to once again achieve the highest rating with new Carens which has great appeal for families with an active lifestyle who seek both style and practicality,” concludes Oeyen. Euro NCAP testers awarded the Carens maximum point scores for side impact protection against a barrier, child protection for 18-month old infants, front seat whiplash protection and protection for pedestrians’ legs. The safety organisation also noted that new Carens is equipped with a ‘belt-up’ reminder for

all seats, a driver-set adjustable speed limiter and that all of the child restraint types for which the car is designed could

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other hybrids, the Range Rover carries a full-size spare wheel and tyre. With its parallel 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel engine and 35kW electric motor, the Range Rover Hybrid models have returned impressive fuel economy for a vehicle so spacious and powerful - and so heavily laden, including roof-rack mounted expedition equipment. Fuel Economy has been put to the test on the water-logged mud tracks of the Kalmykiya grasslands in eastern Russia, so sticky that they were impassable to other vehicles, yet the vehicles are still recording more than 40 mpg on asphalt highways and busy urban roads through Russia and Uzbekistan. With 29 days to go to reach Mumbai, the convoy rested on its 23rd day in Uzbekistan’s capital city, Tashkent. The second half of this ambitious journey will feature the deserts, highlands and lowlands of Kyrgyzstan and China; winding tarmac roads climbing high into the thin cold air of the Himalaya mountain range; and a gradual descent through the lush greenness of Nepal to the hot plains of India. The expedition is due to enter Kyrgyzstan, the 11th of 14 countries on the Silk Trail 2013 route, two days after leaving Tashkent.

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he Silk Trail 2013 expedition has reached the half-way point from its starting point at the home of Land Rover in Solihull, UK, to its destination in Mumbai, India. Twenty days after setting-out, the three Range Rover Hybrid prototypes vehicles have reached the deserts of central Asia on the ancient Silk Roads that inspired the name and route of this epic journey. The convoy has covered 8,411 kilometres and in its third week it travelled through Kazakhstan and much of Uzbekistan, lands of Arabic and Oriental people and cultures. The Range Rover Hybrids, in their final validation test before sign-off for production, have taken in their stride a variety of punishing conditions: asphalt surfaces riddled with deep potholes and layered with small stones; mud tracks that have been dry and rutted or wet and slippery; and dusty desert trails sometimes hard as gravel and sometimes soft as sand. While coping assuredly with such mixed terrains, in temperatures ranging from 17 to 43 degrees Centigrade, the seven vehicles have demonstrated outstanding reliability and between them suffered just one cracked windscreen and four punctures. Unlike

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Raymond Terrace showing the way as undefeated run continues

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aymond Terrace No.1 are the only undefeated team in the Newcastle District No.1 Grade Three Threes competition following its narrow 61/60 victory over defending titleholders Beresfield. An extra end was required to determine the match after the scores were locked 57 all after the regulation 63 ends. The trio of Jamie Minter, Tony Ellercamp & Australian representative Matthew Baus set up the Jets win defeating Albert Ainscow, David Stuart and Warren Shipley 30/21, including scoring 4 on the extra end. Jason Stokes lost 19/11 to Michael Brown and Lennon Scott & Mick Beesley fought out a 20 all draw. Belmont kept its hope alive with an impressive 66/40 win over Wallsend No.1. Bill Siever, Jack Ryan & Chris Taylor starred for Belmont defeating Phillip Williams, John Bilby & Michael Lewis 28/6. The other two rinks

were shared with Joel Roche downing Geoff Horton 22/15 & Tony Maclean was beaten 19/16 by Jason Evans. East Cessnock 31 points are the new leaders of the BCIB Big Bowls Challenge following its 14/1 whitewash of Wallsend. The Singles was the only close match with Simon Mitchell defeating Daniel Hill 15/9, 9/11 & 3/1 in the tie-break. Maitland City 30.5 points retained second place after sharing the points 7.5 each with Beresfield 27.5 points. A feature was the game between marque players English international David Holt (Maitland City) and Matthew Baus (Beresfield) which finished in a tie. Baus won the first set 12/6, dropped the second 12/14 & then finished 3 all in the tie-break. Ettalong Memorial 28.5 points leapfrogged Valentine 28 points into 3rd place with an exciting 9/6 victory.

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Kurri champions off to state titles

urri Bowling Club claimed both Zone 6 Champion of Champion titles last week when Nathan Dawson won the Singles and Greg Abel and Andrew Rees won the Pairs. These players now go onto represent the Hunter District and Zone 6 at the NSW Champion of Champion State Titles at Belrose in November. Congratulations to these players and The Hunter District wishes you well in your endeavours to win a State Championship. Another great story coming out of Kurri Bowling Club is 15 year old Jesse Herbert winning the clubs Minor Singles Championship. Jesse Herbert is the best Junior Bowler we have in the Hunter District and this win will further build to his very promising career. Congratulations Jesse, keep your head down and feet on the ground. Hunter District has a representative match against Newcastle on Sunday 2nd November at Kurri Bowling Club. Im sure our boys will put in a great performance and we ask people to get along to Kurri and the support our side. There will be 3 rinks of Fours taking on the Newcastle side as well as another 3 rinks of Fours of emerging players taking on Newcastles emerging players. East Cessnock and Maitland City are leading the BCIB Big Bowls Challenge after 3 Rounds with Kurri back in 6th Spot and East Maitland near the bottom of the ladder after 3 narrow losses. I wish all our Hunter Clubs well in this competition and hope

they can all finish in the Top 5 Semi-Finals in December. Nomination sheets are now out for the 2014 Hunter District Fours and Presidents Reserve Fours, see your club secretary to get your sides in. I missed out on mentioning last week that Bill George from Maitland Park won the Zone 6 Reserve Singles and will also represent Zone 6 at the State Playoffs at East Maitland. We wish you well Billy, keep playing strong.

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n enthusiastic group of talented junior golfers will converge on Maitland and Kurri Kurri Golf Clubs on October 1-4 for the prestigious Jack Newton International Junior Classic. The tournament is the brainchild of Australian golfing stalwart, Jack Newton, and provides a competitive environment for the most promising talent from right around the globe. Just over 300 aspiring junior golfers will participate in the hot-ticket event with entries coming from as far abroad as Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan. The International Junior Classic is a permanent fixture on the junior golfing calendar and is proudly supported by major sponsor, Srixon. “The Jack Newton International Junior Classic is an important stepping stone for many of Australia’s young golfers,” said tournament host and founder, Jack Newton. “This event has been pivotal in founding the careers of Australia’s well-known international golfing stars providing them with a platform to make a successful transition into the senior ranks,” finished Newton. Aaron Baddeley won the Jack Newton International in 1998, just two months prior to securing his first Australian Open victory. Aaron is a winner of the PGA tour and an enthusiastic supporter of junior golf Other international superstars that have added the Jack Newton International Junior

Classic in their list of achievements include current Masters Champion Adam Scott, former number-one female golfer Karrie Webb, twotime ladies European Champion Nikki Garrett and multiple Japanese Tour winners Brendan Jones and Nikki Campbell. Due to the Classic’s increasing popularity the event has been divided into two separate tournaments; the Junior Classic and the Sub Junior Classic. The Junior Classic will be held at the Maitland Golf Club for all competitors aged 15 years and over while Kurri Kurri Golf Club will host those players 14 years and under for the Sub Junior Classic. The 2013 Jack Newton International Junior Classic line-up will have contenders from most states and territories around Australia, with personal invites sent to those athletes who have shown real promise on the national stage. The majority of the field will be made up of Newton’s own Junior Golf members, spanning every corner of New South Wales. In the Junior Classic last years champion Su-Hyun Oh (Victoria) is not returning to defend her title but NSW powerhouse Shelly Shin (Concord) will be a favourite to take out the Overall Girls Championship. Shelly won the Sub Junior Classic last year and will definitely make an impact on the field in her first appearance in the Junior event. Shelly will have to contend with some tough competition in the form of fellow NSW junior Celina Yuan (Bankstown) and current New

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Mitchell Venables (Bankstown). However, the strong contingent of Interstate and International players could upset some of the local favourites. Three of Queensland’s finest will be amongst the key contenders for the title. Blake Proverbs, Fraser Droop and current NSW Boys Champion Jack Sullivan will all be making the trek south for the event in the hopes of taking the illustrious title back to Queensland. New Zealander Kadin Neho is also a strong contender and will be looking to take the silverware back across the ditch. In the Sub-Junior Classic the race for the Girls title will be close. Leading NSW junior Doey Choi will be amongst those vying for the title. Hot on her heels will be talented interstate player and current School Sport Australia Girls Champion Becky Kay (QLD). Victoria’s Soobin Park will also be chasing down the title. While in the boys division ACT talent and current School Sport Australia Champion Josh Armstrong will be a force to be reckoned with. He will have to contend with Avondale’s Isaac Noh and Victoria’s Konrad Ciupek. Wagga Wagga’s Charlie Pilon, who is currently studying at The Hills International Golf School in Queensland, will also be one to watch in the race for the championship. The tournament will be conducted over 72 holes in six age groups for both boys and girls with winners to be honoured at a presentation ceremony attended by Jack Newton on the final day of play.

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