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he NSW Special Commission of Inquiry began in Newcastle on Monday, hearing evidence pertaining to alleged cover-ups of child sex abuse by the Catholic Church in the Hunter region. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox was the first to give evidence at the Newcastle Supreme Court before Margaret Cuneen SC, and will be followed by other senior police officers over the next two weeks.

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Adam Davies and partner James Heads, with Geoff the Jack Russell

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e is already a bona fide celebrity in parts of the Newcastle and now Geoff, the Jack Russell terrier, is on his way to worldwide fame as the star of a new iBook penned by his owner. Geoff, who, due to a spinal injury gets around in the canine equivalent of a wheelchair, is the subject of

‘Geoff and his Two Dads in… Tomato Trouble’, the first in a series of iBooks for iPad. The books follow Geoff as he finds himself in all sorts of mischief, only to be saved by his loving owners, Adam Davies and his partner, James Heads. The book is the result of two years of hard work for Mr Davies and Mr Heads, who funded the project through crowd funding website, Kickstarter. The iBook features interactive

illustrations, read-along highlighted text, voice narration and original symphonic soundtrack. Although it has been released through the App Store at the height of the marriage equality debate, Geoff’s owners said they never intended the book to be a political platform. “We just wanted to make a book about Geoff,” agreed Mr Davies. “We recognise and understand the importance of equality and all that sort of stuff but we’re not fanatical

people. “I do think it is important that kids are taught tolerance and about as many different walks of life as possible. “Geoff isn’t handicapped at all, there is no big deal about him having two dads, it’s just a nice simple story.” A portion of the sales of ‘Geoff and his Two Dads in… Tomato Trouble’ will be donated to the It Gets Better Project.

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s our paper went to print this week, the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the covering up of child sex abuse by the Catholic Church in the Hunter region was just beginning to get underway in Newcastle’s Supreme Court. The inquiry, which runs for two weeks before breaking until July, will look into how complaints about the late former paedophile priests were handled by the church, as well as looking into the circumstances around why police, including Detective Inspector Peter Fox, were allegedly told to cease investigating cases of child sex abuse in the Hunter. What comes out of the hearing over the next two weeks will raise a lot of questions, and is sure to bring the suffering of many families to the fore. Our thoughts are with those families. On a different note, we’re pleased to bring you the story of the irrepressible Geoff, a Jack Russell terrier many Novocastrians will already know. Geoff, who lost the use of the back of his back legs years ago, gets around in a canine equivalent of a wheelchair, and continues to inspire all he meets. This time, it’s his owners Adam Davies and James Heads who have been inspired, turning his adventures into a story with a good message or two for all of us. Sales: enquiries@newcastlepost.com.au Editorial: editorial@newcastlepost.com.au www.newcastlepost.com.au

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Newcastle farewells Senior Constable Tony Tamplin in a moving service Amelia Parrott

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wonderful bloke, big-hearted and larger than life. Those were some of the words used by NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione to describe Senior Constable Tony Tamplin at a funeral service for the late Newcastle icon, who died suddenly last month after suffering a heart attack at Waratah Police Station. Thousands of mourners filled Town Hall last Thursday to pay their respects and farewell a man who touched so many in the Newcastle community. Delivering the valedictory, Commissioner Scipione remembered Senior Constable Tamplin as someone who was larger than life – large of frame, large of personality and always a large contributor – and joked about the times when Senior Constable Tamplin would front the media in a neatly pressed police shirt, coupled with a pair of stubbies and sandshoes. Senior Constable Tamplin’s brother Denis, Tony’s wife Sonia and their six children, Natusha, Anthony, Yelena, Anikka, Alexander and Kalina, also spoke at the service, delivering moving tributes to their beloved brother, husband and father. Eldest son Anthony spoke of a man who had one hundred sides of which he only knew a few. Story continues on page 5

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’ve been thinking a lot about the National Disability Insurance Scheme. My guess is that you might be, too. Are you questioning paying the extra tax? If you earn $70,000 a year, it’s “only a dollar a day”, we’re being told. All of us probably know someone, or of someone, that is profoundly affected by disability. I’m still young enough (I think) to have the “it won’t happen to me” attitude – but what if it does? If you do suddenly find yourself paralysed after an accident, this is your insurance policy. It’s a $15 billion a year safety net. Realistically this tax increase (or levy) is the best and only way to pay for it –because it’s a steady stream of cash and isn’t shackled by the politics of the day or election cycles. This issue should be above politics, right? The answer is yes – but given the funding of this issue is being debated so close to an election, both sides have been unable to help themselves. It has now become a political football. This is how the unedifying experience played out. Julia Gillard announced the levy and said she’d be taking it to the election

– seeking a mandate from voters. She pitched it as a clear choice between her and Mr Abbott and the result is this will likely be ‘the’ election issue (right where Gillard wants the debate). Now, Tony Abbott at first wouldn’t say if he would support the levy. The levy, he said, only covers half the amount required: “It will only raise half the money, so she will only deliver half a scheme. So, who will miss out? The vision impaired, children with autism?” Tony Abbott then agreed to support the levy and called on the Prime Minister to bring on the legislation now (knowing that Gillard was trying to wedge him). Perhaps sensing some sort of positive signs from the Opposition Leader, Julia Gillard changed her approach again. Dumping her seeking of a mandate, Julia Gillard said if Tony Abbott pledged support for the legislation she’d rush it through Parliament. The two leaders of this country play politics at the best of times. The past week was heartless posturing over disability care – and this is meant to be a bipartisan issue. A real shame, really.

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Shadow education minister critical of PM’s priorities during recent visit Amelia Parrott

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he Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training, and Manager of Opposition Business, Christopher Pyne, used his visit to the Hunter last week to criticise the Federal Government’s commitment to indigenous students. Whilst talking to business owners on Beaumont Street in Hamilton with Federal Liberal Candidate for Newcastle, Jaimie Abbott, Mr Pyne said the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was too occupied with “saving her political hide” to care about her Government’s cuts to indigenous education. “The Government has again today demonstrated their priorities, they are spending $50 million on a save our seats ad blitz to try and keep the Government in power on September 14,” he said. “To do that, they are cutting $54 million from indigenous education programs in the coming budget.” Mr Pyne said $50 million would pay for 770 new teachers across Australia. Federal Labor Candidate for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, said Mr Pyne needed to come clean about the Liberal Party’s plans to cut funds from Newcastle schools. “Mr Pyne’s claims about Labor cuts to education are ridiculous,” Ms Claydon said. “The Labor Government has invested record amounts in schools and is willing to invest even more.” Ms Claydon urged the Federal Liberal candidate for Newcastle, Jaimie Abbott, to call on Tony Abbott to follow NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell’s lead and support the Labor’s Gonski reforms ahead of the September election. @amelia_parrott

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Christopher Pyne with Federal Liberal candidate for Newcastle, Jaimie Abbott, during his visit to Newcastle last Wednesday

Story continues from page 3 “Thanks to the experience of the community coming together over the past few days, I will continue being able to learn from Tony Tamplin about Tony Tamplin through his greater Newcastle family.”

After the service, hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered outside Town Hall to form a guard of honour as the funeral procession made its way up King Street to pass Newcastle Police Station.

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Inquiry begins: Evidence of abuse cover-ups heard

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he NSW Special Commission of Inquiry began in Newcastle on Monday, hearing evidence pertaining to alleged coverups of child sex abuse by the Catholic Church in the Hunter region. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox was the first to give evidence at the Newcastle Supreme Court before Margaret Cuneen SC, and will be followed by other senior police officers over the course of the next two weeks. The inquiry is set to look into how complaints about the late former

priests Denis McAlinden and Jim Fletcher were handled by the church as well as the looking into the circumstances around why Inspector Fox was allegedly told to cease investigating cases of sex abuse in the Maitland-Newcastle diocese. The Special Commission of Inquiry was announced by NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell last November, following allegations made to the media by Inspector Fox. Separate to the Royal Commission, the inquiry will run for two weeks before resuming again in July.

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rom this week, Newcastle’s annual delivery plan and budget will be on public exhibition and the focus for the next 12 months is providing services within the budget challenges we face. Newcastle Council faces insolvency by 2017 if it doesn’t address its budget position now. We’ve heard this from NSW Treasury Corp, Council’s Independent Auditor (who said Council’s position is at extreme risk) and an external financial advisory panel made up of Hunter-based CEOs that we need to take action. Newcastle is not alone. Over 100 Councils accross NSW are not in a healthy or sustainable financial position. We must immediately change to decrease costs, increase revenue and get the budget back in surplus. Council needs to get its own house in order. I have said

a number of times in the last few months the ‘business as usual’ approach to putting together the yearly program is not going to cut it. The road to financial recovery is not going to be easy but recognising the issue and having a plan is the best way for Newcastle to move forward and Council has taken the first step by endorsing the delivery plan and budget that starts to peg back operating expenses. Council needs to decide what services benefit the largest number of people and the best way to provide them. All the information about the draft plan and budget is available on Council’s website at www.newcastle.nsw.gov. au (search for Budget 13/14), at the city and Wallsend Libraries and at the City Administration Centre, 282 King Street, Newcastle.

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Council narrowly votes to put controversial plan on public display

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n a seven to six vote, Newcastle Council narrowly resolved to place the controversial draft delivery plan and budget for the next 12 months on public exhibition last week. The Liberals and Independents voted in support of the motion, which was amended to include the General Manager putting forward further budgetary savings that would alleviate the need for rate increases. Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy told the Council that the road to financial recovery would not be easy, but recognising the issue and having a plan in place is the best way for Newcastle to move forward. “Council has taken the first step by endorsing the delivery plan and budget for public comment,” Cr McCloy said. “As I have said a number of times in the last few months, the ‘business as usual’ approach to putting together the yearly program is not going to cut it. “NSW Treasury Corporation and the Independent Local Government Review Panel have both released reports in recent weeks advocating the need for local government change,” he said. Labor and Greens Councillors remained unsupportive of the draft budget, claiming that more should have been done to explore efficiency improvements, as opposed to making blunt cuts across the board. State Wallsend MP, Sonia Hornery, also voiced her disappointment at the cuts to services in the draft financial plan and

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Crunch time for budget

Newcastle Councillors voted to approve the draft budget for public exhibition last week

urged residents to use the 28-day window of opportunity to lodge submissions to Council expressing their opinions. The Delivery Plan will be on public

exhibition from Monday, May 8 to Wednesday, June 5, before coming back to Council for final approval. Members of the public can view

the draft documents at the City Administration Centre at 282 King Street, Newcastle, or City Library and Wallsend Library.

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Supporters of The Loft rally to save the youth centre, which is facing closure due to Council budget cuts Tricia Morosin

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upporters of local youth venue, The Loft, came out in force last week to protest Newcastle Council’s decision to stop funding the service. In an extraordinary meeting, Council resolved to put their draft budget – which does not include funding for the centre – on public exhibition. The motion included an amendment put forward by Independent Councillor, Andrea Rufo, which insisted the closure of The Loft be deferred until December, to allow time for a review of options for the transfer of services. Grant Peters – a long-serving volunteer with The Loft – said the decision was frustrating because Council had put requirements in place some years ago for The Loft to prove it could be sustainable and those goals had been “far surpassed”. Mr Peters joined other local youth protesting opposite City Hall to show the council they’re determined to keep up the fight for the service. “We wanted our presence known and to make Councillors aware that we fully

plan to change their minds over the next six weeks,” Mr Peters said of the public exhibition period. “It would be a great disappointment if The Loft was closed […] particularly as the closure would have very little impact on bringing the budget in to surplus.” Labor and Greens Councillors voted against the draft budget and Labor Councillor, Tim Crakanthorp, condemned the decision by Liberal and Independent Councillors to not include the “award-winning” Loft. The centre has received three Local Government Cultural Awards over the past four years and took out the 2010 National Drug and Alcohol Award for Services to Young People. Council’s spokesperson said the organisation is in a “very difficult position financially” and that “The Loft, along with numerous other activities and services, has been identified as an area to reduce operating expenses by more than 10 per cent [over] the next two years”. The ‘Save The Loft’ group is planning a supporters’ event, with details to come. In the interim, those interested in joining the campaign can checkout the ‘Save The Loft’ Facebook page. @triciamorosin

The Loft supporters protest outside City Hall. Photo: Spencer Scott

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Another bat in the wall Now is the time to ‘evict’ unwelcome bats from homes, Foundation says

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ewcastle and Lake Macquarie microbats are currently in a “feeding frenzy” as they fatten up on insects to see them through winter, according to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. The Foundation is advising people that now is a good time to “evict” any bats that may have taken up residence in rooves or walls, lest they get settled in ahead of the cooler months. “Microbats are much more common than [people] think,” explained Susanna Bradshaw, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. “Competition from birds, possums and gliders, along with the clearing of many old trees, means that microbats may find the roof or walls of your home the perfect roosting place. “Right now, bats are eating as much as 40 per cent of their own body weight in a single night or several hundred insects per hour.” The smallest microbat weighs only 3 grams – about the same as a single serve sugar sachet or a single A4 sheet of paper. If the tiny bats cannot find a suitable hollow, they can slip into gaps as small as 5 millimetres and snuggle down in your roof and walls, Ms Bradshaw said. “Newcastle and Lake Macquarie microbats are fully protected, which might raise the issue of offences and penalties if any are in fact harmed,” Ms Bradshaw warned. “If you want microbats out of your walls, first provide an alternative roost site outside such as a nest box. Then, if done correctly, your walls can become bat free and the little bats will happily stick around your backyard to go about their insect eating work, which is of great benefit to all of us.” For more information about removing bats, visit Bat Rescue Inc. at www. batrescue.org.au.

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man is due to appear in court next month charged over the alleged indecent assaults of boys in the early 1980s in the Lake Macquarie area. The 56-year-old man, from Queensland, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault, allegedly committed on boys aged between 10 and 12 years of age over 30 years ago. Police allege the man had been a teacher working at a sport and recreation centre in Lake Macquarie when the offences are alleged to have occurred in 1980 and 1981. Detectives from the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command have been investigating the alleged assaults for a number of years. They are also appealing for anyone who may have information about such incidents at school camps in the area during the early 1980s to contact police. The man has been issued with a field court attendance notice to appear in Toronto Local Court on Wednesday, June 19.

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more modern, attractive and more easily maintained retail precinct for Cardiff is on the cards, with plans progressing for the replacement of overhead powerlines with an underground electricity network. State Government funding of $2.5 million will support the finalisation of the new power system, which is the first step in developing and growing Cardiff’s commercial and retail area under Council’s ‘Cardiff Streetscape Master Plan’, adopted last year.

“This is going to be the first major upgrade for the Cardiff town centre in decades after a long period of neglect,” said Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell. Council’s Manger City Projects, Adam Wakeman, said Council is aiming to enhance the visual amenity of Main Road and provide opportunities for economic growth. The replacement underground electricity cables will be embedded in the footpaths, with construction work scheduled to start later this year.

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he Draft Community Strategic Plan 2013-23 for the City of Lake Macquarie is on public exhibition until May 27 and I encourage anyone interested in the future of our city to view the plan and have their say. Council is also inviting comment on the Draft Delivery Program 2013-2017 and Operational Plan 2013-2014. Planning for the future of our city is one of the key responsibilities of Council and we do this in partnership with the community. The public exhibition period allows everyone an opportunity to review drafts of these important documents and provide feedback on how well Council has responded to community priorities. Council wants your feedback and is hosting information stalls at Toronto Library on May 9 and 10, Swansea Library on May 14 and 16, and Charlestown Library on May 20 and 22. For session times or to access the documents and feedback form online, visit www.lakemac.com.au/ draft-community-strategic-plan-2013.

The Community Strategic Plan 201323 introduces a new focus area, Civic Leadership, which reflects Council’s commitment to engagement, excellence in service delivery and good governance. Although this is a long-held commitment, the introduction of the new focus area means we now have clearly articulated targets for these priorities and can better monitor and report on the community’s satisfaction with our performance in this area. This represents an extra level of accountability to our community. Another of Council’s Civic Leadership priorities is to report on our activities and ensure our community is well informed of issues that affect them. From this year forward, Council will publish Your City, a free newsletter issued to all households and businesses, twice each year. Keep an eye out for Your City in your letterbox in the next fortnight, and find out about Council’s work to revitalise our City and deliver quality services.

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The Salvation Army needs to mobilise 4,000 collectors across the Hunter to doorknock as many doors as possible. Salvation Army Major Gavin Watts said volunteer collectors are essential to the success of the doorknock appeal. “By donating a few hours of your time, either to collect or to help in many other ways, you will be helping us to assist thousands of locals who will do it tough in the year ahead,” he said. “We can’t reach this goal without the help of generous people from every town and centre who doorknock for us.” To volunteer, call 4929 5273 or visit www. salvos.org.au or to donate to the Red Shield Appeal call 13SALVOS, visit any Westpac branch, post a cheque to PO Box 682 The Junction 2291 or visit the Salvo’s website. @amelia_parrott

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and those who want to reduce their risk of influenza should be vaccinated against the virus as soon as possible…” The vaccine is particularly recommended for pregnant women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 15 years or over; people six months of age or over with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza including diabetes, asthma and renal disease; and people 65 years and older. For these groups the vaccine is free and, for everyone else, flu shots can be obtained from their GPs. To limit the spread of germs, cover your face with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then put the tissue in the rubbish bin and wash your hands. Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap or use an alcohol handwash.

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e all know misuse of drugs can be deadly. But not many people know that using them correctly can sometimes be just as dangerous. I read an article in The Australian recently about Professor Nick Buckley, a medical toxicologist at the University of New South Wales. He says one in 15 deaths in Australia is drug related and more people die from drug poisoning than from car accidents. A lot of new drugs will be approved this year and he believes there could be a killer among them. He’s rightly worried, as once a drug is being used by the public, it may be making people experience side effects, despite the fact that there is no formal method of sharing data or tracking drug-related side effects. Buckley is leading a $7 million project to examine prescription drug reactions, medical and chemical poisonings and also snake and spider bites. One of the drugs on his radar is a legal painkiller that goes by the street name ‘hillbilly heroin’. There is not enough information about it.

“We need the same approach as we have with the road toll,” Buckley says. “But there is no monitoring once a drug is introduced, so we do not know where the black spots are. There are 1,700 deaths a year from drug poisoning. That’s more than one-anda-half times the road toll.” Buckley is planning to monitor coroners’ cases, hospital admissions, prescription patterns and poison calls, which will help to start establishing some sort of pattern and help identify problem drugs. He says one of the worst killers to slip under the radar was the poisonous painkiller Dextropropoxyphene, which caused 10,000 deaths worldwide before it was banned in Europe and the US. It has still not been banned in Australia, but was taken off the PBS in 2000 and doctors have been warned to stop prescribing it. Drugs can certainly have a role in disease treatment but they do have side effects, so always be aware you can get a second opinion and never be afraid to look into viable drug-free alternatives if they are available.

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raspberry and orange colour they call tangerine. I decided to wear it to work one morning and I was amazed – my look had changed completely. As someone who had not yet discovered the joys of wearing colour on my lips, it was like Christmas had come early. Each day I began experimenting with my outfits. I could wear all black and simply slap on some lip glaze and look as fresh as ever. It even looked good when clashing with the colours of my outfit. If you are like I was, hesitant to try something new, why not just give it a go because you will never know what something slightly different can do for you. Trying a new look, a bright lip, gave me confidence and brightened up my day. So, book that haircut or try on that pair of funky shoes, as they might just change the way you see things! This week I... • Also tried the new Australis Pout Paste; it’s more intense on the colour but it’s the same gloss look. • Urge you to try something that will take you out of your comfort zone.

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milestone was reached last week when the population of Australia passed the 23 million mark, having steadily grown at just under two percent per year for the past decade. Whilst some argue that Australia’s large landmass can sustain this increasing human population, clear challenges exist. There are two ways in which the population increases. One way is when more people are being born than people that pass away. This is known as ‘natural population growth’. The total fertility rate of Australian women is approximately 1.8 (a number indicating that total births are just below the replacement rate). The second way the population increases is through immigration. While there is currently a great deal of attention put on people seeking asylum legally arriving by boat, the reality is the vast majority of immigrants arrive by air as skilled migrants or family reunions. In Australia, population growth is caused by an almost even mix of natural population growth and immigration. According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics, our population is increasing by 1 person every 1 minute and 23 seconds.

Former treasurer Peter Costello was well known for wanting couples to have “one for mum, one for dad and one for the country”, but can the country sustain a population growing at that rate? In a recent study by the CSIRO, it was calculated that once the total population of Australia passes 25 million, then the ability of the environment to accommodate the effects of human activity declines significantly. As one of the driest continents on the planet, meeting the increasing demand for water, both for drinking and for agriculture, presents itself as one of the most challenging issues facing the country. Transport, health and maintaining jobs are among the other challenges that come with a growing population. With a growing population, there is little doubt that in order to adapt to these challenges, both government and local communities alike will be required to make ends meet by spreading already finite resources further. Given these significant issues, it is high time that we adopt a new mantra “one for mum, one for dad, both for the country”.

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more important than the actual content. With your child, decide together when and where it should be done. Some children need a break after school for an hour to refocus before starting homework, whilst others find it better to get straight to it, as they are still ‘in-the-zone’. What is important is to make sure there is a drink or snack to help fight the ‘fuzzy’ brain. If there is a lot of homework, especially for older kids, ensure they take break for five minutes regularly to refocus. It is always better if there is place for your child to work with minimum distractions. That doesn’t mean no iPod music, as that can assist concentration, but definitely no Facebook or TV. If we demonstrate we see homework as important and take it seriously, then our children will too. Remember that often it can be fun as well.

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

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or most children and many parents, homework is the most hated thing about schools. The school day is finished, why bring more work home? Well there are good arguments for more and also for less homework. The reality is, your school will have a policy, as will your child’s teacher and unless you have a say on the school board, we need to accept it. That said, there are some ways to make it easier and at times, fun. Firstly, it is your child’s homework and not yours. If you do it for them, then yes it may all be correct or look wonderful, but ultimately you are actually harming your child’s learning. Homework is usually there to stretch your child’s skills in knowledge already presented in school. Be there to help and support, but your child ultimately has to do the homework. The principle is that the sense of self-discipline and achievement is often

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Although the financial picture becomes clearer every day, you still tend to spend money you don’t have. Whilst I know you like a certain kind of lifestyle, it will not do much for you in the long run. The New Moon on May 10 is the start of a whole new financial cycle which will enable you to take control of your long term fiscal security. The Full Moon on the 25th indicates that your head is likely to feel as if it is stuffed with cotton wool.

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may 22 to june 21

With Venus in your sign your popularity is glowing even more brightly than usual. The New Moon on the 10th indicates that even though you can’t push forward with major plans at home or at work at the moment you can still create beauty, bliss and harmony around you. You’re feeling excited and confident about changes coming up in the next few weeks and once the 22nd hits, it will be full steam ahead. The Full Moon indicates a need to sort out some relationship issues.

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It looks like acquaintances are seeing the more gentle side of your nature, and will be quick to tell others. New people you meet will be stimulating your imagination and perhaps unwittingly, redefining your goals. The New Moon on the 10th indicates a highly sociable time and many of you will become involved with a new group of friends. The Full Moon on the 25th highlights problems on the job front. It’s obvious that something is ending here.

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The New Moon on the 10th will be sizzling its way through the earthy sign of Taurus, making you much more confident where professional matters are concerned. It’s a great time for putting ingenious ideas to your boss because he or she will most certainly take them on board. Furthermore, if you are at all artistic, you’ll be receiving at least one pat on the shoulder and probably a good deal more. Romantically, there are issues which require your attention.

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This is the ideal time for making important financial decisions. It is important that you listen to an acquaintance who has some excellent advice for you. The New Moon on the 10th is a good time to rid yourself of bad habits and insecurities. Stop doubting yourself, keep faith and you will reach your goals! The Full Moon on the 25th indicates that you are likely to be feeling impatient, restless and dissatisfied with where you are in life.

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The New Moon on the 10th is in your opposite sign of Taurus and so from now on you’re going to have to take on board the wants, needs and requests of other people. Recent tensions with your loved ones can easily be swept to one side, all it takes is a kind word or gesture. Friends and acquaintances will be highly communicative. The Full Moon on the 25th shines the spotlight on your financial affairs and spendthrift tendencies will need corrective measures.

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november 23 to december 21

This is going to be a highly productive month when you can make up for lost time. If you are trying to instigate some important changes at work, don’t be too independent as other people’s ideas will trigger your imagination and plans will fall into place. The New Moon on the 10th is the ideal time to clear up outstanding problems and to put practices into place to prevent these dilemmas from happening again.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 to JANUARY 20

Be ready to enjoy yourself. Once again you seem to be the centre of attention, which always makes you feel special. The New Moon on the 10th indicates that you need to take some time out for romance or other pleasurable pursuits. Children and younger people will be a delight to be around as they will help you to connect with your own inner child. The Full Moon on the 25th brings unavoidable emotional issues to the surface.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO february 19

With the Moon in Taurus on the 10th there will be plenty of news in connection with friends and relatives you haven’t seen for some time. It also looks as though you will be doing a great deal of entertaining at home. You may decide to brighten up your home. If you know what you are doing that is fine, but if you don’t it would be wise to seek some professional advice. The Full Moon on the 25th indicates problems regarding friendships.

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With the New Moon on the 10th in Taurus, invitations from friends and neighbours are likely to come from out of the blue, but you would be wise to grab them with both hands. You are mentally astute and others appreciate your intellectual vitality, so why not let these qualities shine! Keep your wits about you, be your charming self and you will discover things about others that can used to your advantage. The Full Moon on the 25th falls in your career house and some issues need sorting out.

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ustralia has more people with asthma than just about anywhere else in the world. About 10 per cent of the Australian population (more than 2 million people) have asthma. Everyone knows someone – a friend or family member – with asthma. In Australia, the number of deaths from asthma each year declined from about 1,000 some 20 years ago to less than 300 in 2005, but in the past few years it has been increasing again to more than 400. Many people with asthma are unaware of asthma first aid. These procedures are essential to know, not only for everyone with asthma, but also if you have someone with asthma in your family or you’re caring for someone with asthma. And it’s especially important for teachers to know about asthma first aid. The State

Asthma Foundations have available Asthma Emergency Kits which include basic equipment and instructions for use to assist someone having an asthma attack; and the Foundations can provide education and training on the use of the kits. Check out the website www.asthmaaustralia. org.au for more details; and look for the latest edition of Asthma Update. Also, the Pharmaceutical Society in Australia (PSA) has recently revised the Asthma and Asthma Medicines fact cards and these cards are available from all pharmacies in Australia that provide the PSA Self Care health information. Phone 1300 369 772 for the nearest location; or alternatively you can log onto www.psa.org.au and click on ‘Self Care’ then ‘Find a Self Care Pharmacy’.

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was recently asked about sedating children on long haul flights and I giggled to myself. Don’t get me wrong, this is an incredibly serious topic dividing parents around the world. What makes me giggle is when I think back to my experience on this very topic. Our first overseas trip with children was when we took our 3-month-old son on a 5-week trip to Indonesia. Aside from possible ear issues during takeoff and landing, during which a feed will usually suffice, babies of this age are generally easy to travel with. Our next long haul trip was to Hawaii when our son was 16-months old. After speaking with a number of people, the topic of sedation came up and I have to say, I was considering it. The very thought of a 10-hour flight with an extremely active toddler wasn’t exactly appealing. At that stage he hated sleeping anywhere but his own bed. He would never fall asleep in our arms and although none of this was preventing us from going on holiday, we did prepare for a horrible flight. I think we got on the plane and started apologising to everyone in economy before we even took off! Most people I spoke to recommended Phenergan but I had had my own negative experience with this medication when I was 23 so I wasn’t convinced. Our drug free flight was one of the worst experiences in my life (and I am sure everyone else’s lives on that plane). Our son could not settle at all. He didn’t sleep the entire flight and I think he screamed for 9

of the 10 hours. By the time we actually arrived in Hawaii, my husband and I were utterly frazzled and completely spent. We checked into our hotel and by this time our son was over-tired and wouldn’t sleep, so I let my husband sleep while I dragged myself around Waikiki, pushing a pram. After two hours we tagged teamed so I could get some sleep. Phew – we were glad when that was over! We had an amazing two-week holiday and on the way back (braving another drug free flight) we ran into another family of four. The mother and father were doctors and as you do with children, we were all hanging around in the galley talking. The mother started talking about her 2-year-old, who was climbing up the walls of the cabin and running up and down the aisles. She gestured to where her husband and three other children were sitting all extremely quiet and snoozing. She explained that they travelled frequently and her other three children always had Phenergan. This was the first time they had given it to their youngest daughter and she had had the opposite reaction – it sent her hyper. I didn’t even realise this could happen. We arrived home and a few weeks later our son had an allergic reaction to something and so we gave him Phenergan to stop the rash. To our horror, he turned into the most feral, uncontrollable toddler my husband and I have ever seen. We turned to each other and said, “Thank goodness we didn’t try this on the plane!”

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recent experience has prompted me to reflect on the benefits, and otherwise, of straight talking. That is, being honest and frank in your communication. I was involved in negotiating the purchase of a business and was asked for our ‘best offer’ as the ‘agent’ didn’t want to get into a bidding war. His desire was to take the best offers from a couple of potential purchasers to the vendor. I was very comfortable with this approach and the best offer was confirmed. A day later, the agent confirmed that our offer was accepted. Initially we were surprised by how quick the offer was accepted and wondered if our offer was too high. The following day, a second and presumably higher offer was received by the agent. The vendor decided that whoever was the first to present the contract for exchange would be the successful purchaser. Whilst we were not totally happy with this, having had our offer accepted, we agreed to proceed, knowing that we had a couple of days head start. We moved quickly with a hasty visit

to the bank and the solicitor as well as arranging for a building inspection. Then, a day later, we received an email from the agent. Until now, it had always been a phone call. This time, we were advised that the agent had received yet another offer and the vendor would make a decision as to who would be the successful bidder after the 3 contracts had been exchanged. As you can imagine, we were not at all happy with this scenario as we would be outlaying money with only a 33 per cent chance of being successful. So after due consideration, we advised the agent that our offer was being withdrawn. Ethical behaviour in business dealings is paramount to developing long term relationships based on truth and trust. While the agent might justify his actions on the grounds of acting in the best interests of his client, he did himself no favours in establishing a professional relationship with us. In fact, it is highly unlikely that we would deal with that agent again. Saying one thing and doing the opposite is a recipe for a burnt relationship.

Brett Gleeson is the Manager of the Business Growth Centre . He has 30 years experience in the NFP and business sectors and holds a degree in Business.

Record keeping

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hether you are a plumber, hairdresser, butcher, baker or candlestick maker, you are also a record keeper. Record keeping may not be your strong point but the reality is if you own a small business, good record keeping is essential. You don’t have to over-complicate it but you do need to get organised and allocate time to it. Set up a simple system that works for you and it will be an easier task. Having a cash book and folders or files for unpaid invoices, paid invoices, paid expenses and unpaid expenses is a good start. You can use a simple commercial record keeping software system but depending upon your needs, a simple spreadsheet may be enough. Allocate some time in your diary, preferably weekly, to stay on top the job. That way it won’t take you too much time. Record keeping is also a good way to stay on top of your cash-

flow and how your business is going. If you use an electronic system, make sure you have a back up of it to save you re-entering information if you lose that data for whatever reason. You also need to make sure you meet statutory requirements. You must keep records of sales, expenses, payments to employees and other matters for at least five years. The Tax Office website has the list. You must register for goods and services tax (GST) if your GST turnover will be more than $75,000. You need to issue a Tax Invoice when you bill people. Make sure you get a tax receipt for everything you buy, otherwise you cannot claim that expense. As your business grows you may find you need help from a bookkeeper. These costs can generally be a tax deduction. You can also get tips on record keeping from the Tax Office and other Government websites.

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iven the source material runs at roughly 300 pages, Peter Jackson’s decision to split his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ into three films, as he did quite successfully with ‘The Lord of The Rings’ may seem a little bit of overkill. The result, with the first instalment at least, while visually stunning, is a tad underwhelming due largely to some pacing issues and the incredibly high standard set by Jackson’s previous trilogy. This first instalment follows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, ‘The Office’) who is swept up into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf kingdom of Erebor which was, ages ago, conquered by the dragon Smaug. Sent on his quest by Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen), Bilbo partners up with a company of thirteen dwarves and, like the Fellowship of the Ring did in the first trilogy, they start walking. Sure, they get in some pretty amazing adventures and we do get a better insight into the evil ring chaser Gollum, but there certainly is a lot of walking.

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fter coming out with possibly the most disarmingly unpretentious and non cheesy Christmas albums in recent memory, indie-pop duo She and Him (Zooey Deschanel and M Ward) are back with album number four and while it doesn’t really progress from the duo’s previous efforts, this is one twopiece that seems to have found its niche – a summery and saccharine sweet indie-pop. While there are some more downbeat moments this time around, most notably on ‘London’ and ‘Shadow of Love’, She and Him are at their best when they are doing the upbeat pop thing as evidenced on the album’s opener, ‘I’ve Got Your Number, Son’. However, the real gems on this record are to be found in the selection of covers, including the Mel Carter hit ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me’ and another standout, Blondie’s ‘Sunday’ (bordering on being better than the original) – which really take the cake.

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f you like your filmic fare on the sillier side of the spectrum, and with more than just a dash of crude humour for good measure, then this medieval farce from director David Gordon Green (‘Pineapple Express’, ‘Eastbound and Down’) should be right up your alley. This ribald film tells the tale of the gallant, chivalrous, brave and handsome Prince Fabious (James Franco) and his good-for-nothing, battle dodging younger brother Thadeous (Danny McBride) who are on a quest to rescue Fabious’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous has spent his life watching his perfect older brother embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ brideto-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum – man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Can he live up to the challenge? Silly stuff.

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‘Follow the Leaders’, ‘Eighties’, ‘Love Like Blood’, ‘Kings and Queens’, ‘Millenium’, ‘Pandamonium’, ‘Money is not our God’, ‘Seeing Red’ and ‘In Cythera’ to name a few. After over 30 years, few bands can claim to have the same drive and integrity as the day they began – and Killing Joke can. Get set for post-punk awesomeness.

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ith such iconic tracks as ‘Beautiful People’, ‘Boys Light Up’, ‘Errol’, ‘Hammerhead’ and ‘Fall Of Rome’ under his belt, there’s no denying that James Reyne is one of the finest singer-songwriters in Australian musical history. Now, Reyne, along with other bona fide songwriting legends Ross Wilson, Daryl Braithwaite and Joe Camilleri, will be coming to Newcastle as part of the APIA Time Of Your Life tour. Reyne said the one of a kind show would incorporate individual sets from the four legends before they all take the stage together in an Aussie pub rock extravaganza. “We’re all really excited about this tour,” Reyne said. “We’re all going to do about half an hour each and then all come on together for the finale – it’s never been done before, so it should be a hell of a lot of fun.”

There’s no denying that Reyne, both through his output with Australian Crawl and a prodigious solo career, has one of the most recognisable voices in the country, yet don’t go thinking that he is still cashing in on past glories. Since Australian Crawl disbanded in 1986, Reyne has gone on to release an impressive thirteen studio albums, most notably his self-titled debut that featured such hits as ‘Fall of Rome’ and ‘Hammerhead’ and 1991’s ‘Electric Digger Dandy’. Not one to rest on his laurels, Reyne has just released his thirteenth album, aptly titled ‘Thirteen’, and he said he was still developing as an artist. “Every record, I think, should develop from the last one and also one should

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develop as a craftsman with every new project,” he said. “I’m really happy with this album and I’d say that I’ve definitely become a better singer and I’ve got a much better idea about the craft of the song which, I think, really comes through on this record.” While Reyne said that he acknowledges that people hold him in such high regard, particularly for his work with Australian Crawl, he said he felt slightly uncomfortable with the plaudits. “It’s kind of funny – I mean, I was in Australian Crawl for like 5 years and I’ve been doing this for more than 25 years,” he said. “It’s kind of like a mechanic having recent work compared to what he was doing when he was an apprentice.”

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girls Country’ is set to wow audiences again after a successful Aussie stint in 2010. “We are just so excited about being back in Australia,” Dove told TE. “We were just all on pins and needles waiting to be asked back because we just had such a great time last time – everyone was just so friendly and accepting – we just can’t wait to do it all again for y’all.” Dove said this time around, while audiences could expect the same jaw dropping tribute, there will be a few surprises thrown in for good measure. “We like to mix things up a little bit so we’ve added a bit of audience interaction to the show, which is always fun,” Dove said. “We’re also really appreciative of you guys in Australia and you guys also have quite a lot of country talent down here. I’m a big fan of singers like Kasey Chambers and Catherine Britt, so we’re

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hen it comes to female country music royalty, they don’t come much more regal than Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Shania Twain. Songs such as ‘Jolene’, ‘Here You Come Again’, ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’, ‘Crazy’, ‘I’m Outta Here’ and ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ have, quite rightly, earned their place in the pantheon of iconic country tracks. Novocastrian fans of this trio of country divas are sure to be in hog heaven when the ‘Ladies Of Country’ tribute show comes to town next week. Featuring the formidable talents of Wynonah Dove as Dolly Parton, Kelly Smith as Shania Twain and Sherril Douglas as Patsy Cline, ‘The Ladies of

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nyone who knows that rockabilly extends far beyond a Living End set at the Big Day Out and is au fait with the genre’s transgressive cousin, psychobilly, will already be well aware of the tubthumping power of The Reverend Horton Heat. For the past 23 years, The Rev (or Jim Heath to the taxman) and his band of the same name have been flying the white hot rock and roll flag and show no signs of slowing down as Newcastle punters will find out when they hit the Cambridge stage later this month. Despite being a little quiet on the album front of late, with their last set ‘Laughin’ and Cryin’ with The Reverend Horton Heat’ hitting the streets in 2009, the supercharged three-piece (Heath on guitar and vocals, Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and Scott Churilla on drums), the band are gearing up to release album number ten after recently inking a new deal with legendary hardcore punk label Victory Records. While Heath says the band wouldn’t be donning camo pants and “wife beaters” to fit in with the bread and butter of the label, he said that, given a new-found aggression in the band’s sound, the partnership made perfect sense. “The Victory deal definitely made sense to us because we’re really getting back to a lot of our earlier harder-edged stuff on this record,” he said. “That said, there’s also going to be a

bit of country on there and a few other surprises. I never really know until we’re recording how its gonna come out – the inspiration kinda just hits me from outer space.” Heath, who was eking out a living in Dallas before becoming one of the most recognisable faces in psychobilly apart from, maybe, Lux Interior or Poison Ivy of the Cramps, said his ordination into the church of rock and roll came quite by accident. “The whole thing was kinda put on me,” he said. “I was working at a club as the sound guy and the owner had nicknames for everyone and he called me Horton – I have no idea why. Anyway one night he convinced me to get up and play – I played a Johnny Cash song – and he said that my stage name was going to be Reverend Horton Heat and it kinda stuck.

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done in mid-June. While ‘Junior’ was written and recorded by the same three-piece, ‘Glow’ was written very much on my own. I think I had more peace of mind during ‘Glow’ than I did with [last album] ‘Junior’. “I think that if I hadn’t found Ethel, the string quartet, there would have been some vocal tracks – that was kind of unexpected and so amazing. Vocals are lovely and I use them a lot, but they just weren’t necessary to make a complete album.” King, who cites her parents as being her main influences in picking up the guitar, said that her lightbulb moment where she thought to herself “I can make a decent fist out of this music lark” came relatively late in her career. “It happened much later than you might think,” she said. “I had released two albums and was so busy that I quit my day job. At some point I was able to buy a health insurance policy, which Australians probably don’t relate to but in the US it’s a huge deal to be able to afford health care on your own. At that point I realised that I had a shot at making this a lifelong thing.” So just how has Kaki King evolved since taking out that first insurance policy? “Well, I’ve tried a lot of things,” she said. “I think I’m a slightly better guitar player but a much better composer. I now know my strengths and weaknesses and how to deal with them and I think I’ve gotten closer to the goal of being completely conscious and also completely free when I’m onstage.” Catch Kaki King when she plays at Lizotte’s Lambton on Sunday, May 26.

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“I wanted to create something that more closely reflected the kind of stuff that I was listening to,” he said. The result is some of the most infectious, sunny, vintage pop melodies to hit Aussie ears this year, complete with a Beach Boysesque lushness. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, The Bob Evans band will not be hitting the Newcastle stage. Audiences need not despair, however, as Bob Evans will still be appearing in solo format with the glistening indie pop of Sydney’s Tigertown opening proceedings for him. You can catch Bob Evans when he packs out the Cambridge Hotel on Thursday, May 9.

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play anything from acoustic finger style and classical arrangements through to electric guitar, slide, mandolin and lead vocals. A widely travelled seasoned musician, O’Hara compliments Sari Kelana, a powerful, versatile young singer. Coupled with her on-stage persona and years of live performance behind her, this singer knows how to treat a song and her audience. Currently studying vocals at the Newcastle conservatorium of music, Sari’s one to watch. Catch Sahara when they play at the Gunyah Hotel on Saturday, May 11.

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ahara is an acoustic and electric duo that plays a diverse range of classic and modern songs – moving effortlessly between many styles of music including R&B, rockabilly, rock and roll, pop and funk. Whatever the occasion, Sahara have got it covered. With the likes of Missy Higgins, Train, George Michael, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse and Michael Buble in any given Sahara set, this is one duo that aims to please. Kevin O’Hara has been plying his trade for the past 30-odd years and is able to

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f there’s one guy that knows funny it’s Marlon Wayans. From growing up in a family that includes fellow comedy geniuses, Damon, Keenon Ivory and Shawn, to hitting comedy paydirt on the groundbreaking sketch comedy show ‘In Living Colour’ (created by Damon and Keenan Ivory) as well both writing and starring in such genredefining spoofs as ‘Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood’, the first two Scary Movie flicks (co-written with Shawn and directed by Keenan Ivory), there’s no denying his comedy pedigree. Now, Marlon, along with his brother Shawn, will be heading our way for a tour that will bring the pair to Newcastle. When asked what people could expect from the show, Wayans was reticent to give too much away. “We could come out there and maybe give you a scientific breakdown of a fart, who knows? What I do know is that it will be a hell of a lot of fun.” For the uninitiated, both Shawn and Marlon made their acting debut in Keenan Ivory’s feature ‘I’m Gonna Get You Sucka’ before joining the cast of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series ‘In Living Colour’ which included the likes of Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer

Lopez among its cast. The Wayans brood were also responsible for creating one of the most successful comedy franchises in film history with the ‘Scary Movie’ series. Catch the Wayans brothers when they play at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, May 15. TE is giving you the chance to win a double pass to see the Wayans brothers in action. To enter, email your name and contact details to editorial@newcastlepost.com.au with ‘Wayans’ in the subject line by no later than 5pm on Monday, May 14. Winners will be notified by phone.

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in 2000 with a goal to return to the inspiration of blues rock roots of the late ’60s to mid-’70s and create new music steeped in those roots, yet with an ear for the freshness. The potent chemistry of Middleton’s relentless driving bass locked into the punishing exuberance of Rosie’s drums and the wild, soaring guitar of Bryce flying over the top of it all will be music to your ears. DV8 will be playing at the Wickham Park Hotel on Friday, May 10.


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appearances and such. SXSW was brilliant as well, everyone really seemed to like what we were doing and we got to meet some really cool people. “After the Australian tour wraps up, we’re heading back over to the States in June for some festival shows which should be pretty cool.” It was just over 12 months ago that the three brothers, Sam, Zaac and Elliot Margin, along with good mate Baldwin, uploaded a bedroom demo of ‘Lay It Down’ to the Triple J Unearthed website. Before they could say “whirlwind”, the band were in New York, recording their brilliant debut with renowned producer David Khane (The Strokes, Lana Del Ray) and Baldwin said he was still surprised with the business the album continues to do. “None of us had any idea it would take off like that – we were so busy recording it, basically 24 hours a day, that we didn’t really have time to think about where it might end up.” While touring will occupy much of the band’s time for the foreseeable future, Baldwin said they were keen to head back into the studio for a follow-up. “Ideas are flowing with us all the time, so we’ll definitely be heading back to the studio at some point,” he said. “I think the plan for us now, though, is just keeping our feet on the ground and not getting ahead of ourselves. We definitely don’t want to rush anything.” Catch The Rubens when they wrap up their national tour at the Bar on the Hill on Friday, May 31 with support from The Guppies and Will and the Indians.

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fter discovering a gift to reveal the future and communicate with the spirit world as a child, Newcastle’s Mitchell Coombes has parlayed his talents into quite a successful career. With regular appearances on Channel Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ and ‘The Morning Show’, a weekly column in ‘That’s Life’ magazine and two best-selling books in ‘Sensing Spirit’ and ‘Sensing Psychic’, Coombes, the 2011 Australian psychic of the year, has become one of Australia’s bestknown seers. Coombes will be bringing his show, ‘An Evening With Mitchell Coombes’ to Wests this month and he said the prospect of doing his thing in front of the home crowd was an exciting one. “I can’t wait,” he said. “I’ve always had a lot of support in Newcastle – I have a lot of Newcastle clients and my office is in Charlestown and given that I do a fair bit of touring both here and overseas, it’s always great to come back and share my experiences with local audiences. “I also just love the energy in Newcastle – there seems to be a real open mindedness to the people that is just great.” Coombes said the show would be similar in format to that of US medium John Edward and he will be passing on messages from audience members’ departed loved ones. “I would say that I’m almost like a switchboard operator to the other side,” he said. “I’ll be getting messages from people’s departed siblings, children, parents, friends and, yes, sometimes even people’s pets come through. It’s a very gratifying experience to be able to reach out to people in such a way.” Mitchell, who said that psychic ability has been a long standing trait in his family, first started seeing spirits at the age of three. “It definitely runs in my family – I’d say psychic ability goes back around 400 years in our family. My nana taught me how to read tea leaves when I was six, but from the age of three I started seeing what I thought were little green people

at the foot of my bed which turned out to be spirits. At the time I thought that everybody could do this.” Coombes said he has since developed a modicum of control over his gift. “When it started it was pretty hard to control it but now I’m definitely better at it. I’d say it’s kind of like me being a taxi driver who puts up a sign saying I’m ready to take a fare.” Coombes added that he believed everyone had psychic ability it was just about recognising the signs. “Everyone is psychic – you always hear people saying things like “I just know” about someone or something or they have a gut feeling – that’s psychic intuition,” he said. “Some good advice would be to play the ‘I Wonder’ game. Every time the phone rings, ask your self “I wonder who that could be” or on your way to work “I wonder how many emails will be in my inbox” – you might just surprise yourself.” Catch ‘An Evening With Mitchell Coombes’ at Wests Lambton on Friday, May 24. TE is giving you the chance to win a double pass to see ‘An Evening With Mitchell Coombes’. To enter, email your name and contact details to editorial@newcastlepost.com.au with ‘Mitchell Coombes’ in the subject line by no later than 5pm on Tuesday, May 14. Winners will be notified by phone.

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self-contained unit or home office. The property has a full-size tennis court, a private entertainment area, a Balinese resort-style pool, a large shed with a mezzanine level and

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3 1+ 2 29 Gommera St Blacksmiths Master chef kitchen to die for!

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• Office or 5th bedroom • Drive through garage to Oasis like yard • Big block over 800 square metre with wide frontage • Parking for boats, vans etc

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• Quiet cul de sac location • Single level brick veneer and tile • Inground pool and

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• Two storey render & tile • Self contained on ground floor • Drive through 3 car garage • Tiled entry foyer & rumpus / potential 4th bedroom to ground floor

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• Big north facing block • Over 700 sqm in size • Close to Lake, Channel & boat ramps • Level walk to shops

Price $285,000 2 1+ 1 R&H Blacksmiths Swansea 4971 5071 17/7-9 Wallace St, Swansea View Saturday 11-11.30am Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

• Located just two streets from Swansea Shops • Internal access garage

• Large living & dining • Rear north facing courtyard • Laundry / 2nd toilet • Private balcony

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A true home of distinction set on 3.25 parklike acres with sweeping views stretching from Morpeth to Bolwarra. Quality inclusions and a floor plan that is spacious and appealing. With 415sqm of living space 4 generous bedrooms plus a study that is well designed with built in shelving and desk. The views can be enjoyed from every room and the 9’ ceilings, ducted air and full insulation provide year round comfort and the passive solar design with living and entertaining areas facing north as well as a north facing alfresco entertaining area. Formal lounge and dining as well as home theatre room and rumpus room and large open plan informal living off the stylish gourmet kitchen and walk in pantry. 3 full size bathrooms, 2 with baths, caesar stone vanity tops and floor to ceiling tiling as well as a large laundry, storage room/wine cellar and the warmth of Blue gum polished timber floors and wool carpets throughout ensures this home provides the ultimate lifestyle. An attached double garage as well as a large 12x 9m shed with verandah, 3 phase power, and established gardens (watered from 40,000 litre tanks). Orchard and fruit and veg patch with stunning mature Eucalypt trees as a backdrop. Be prepared to be impressed.

Situated in East Maitland and 5km from the bustling port of Morpeth, the Victoria Hotel as ‘Roseneath’ was known in the nineteenth century was one of three houses built by Samuel Clift. Samuel was born in 1790 and arrived in the NSW colony in 1818. He was a hard workingman and by 1820 he had arrived in the Hunter, acquired 24 hectares (60 acres), 160 cattle and a wife, Anne Duff a ‘free woman’. Together they were to raise eight children and become one of the wealthier and most influential families of the area. The Clift’s were prominent in commerce, industry, shipping and mining. In 1831 Samuel employed a ‘ticket of leave’ man, Ben Hall. Ben had been sentenced to seven years in New South Wales for stealing a nine-penny handkerchief. When freed he married a convict girl from the Parramatta Factory and their son, Ben Hall the bushranger, was born at Wallis Creek. Built in 1837 the ‘Victoria’ serviced a regular clientele from the nearby courthouse and gaol until the Great Northern rail line was pushed through between the two properties in the late 1800’s effectively cutting off the flow of thirsty patrons. With the addition of a large dining room and three extra bedrooms the hotel became a private residence and was renamed ‘Roseneath’. The house remained in the Clift family until the mid 1930’s.

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Seated on 5 acres in a quiet cul-de-sac is this architect designed country classic home. Beautiful wrought iron gates open down a winding driveway. As you enter this cherished home, wide hallway, tiled floors, high decorative ceilings and lots of space will greet you. All 5 bedrooms are spacious. The main comfortably holding a king sized 4 poster bed, a large walk in robe, and lovely ensuite with spa bath. You have a selection of spacious living areas with French Doors opening onto wide shady verandahs perfect for entertaining or just relaxing in the charm & quiet of the area. Cooking is a breeze in the lovely, modern timber kitchen, with stainless steel cooking appliances, roomy walk in pantry and enjoyable rural views from the wide windows. You have loads of storage, ceiling fans, & ducted A/C. The land is fully fenced, with horse paddock, & large shed approx. 19m x 9m with power & mezzanine floor.

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Set on 3.8 acres in a quiet rural atmosphere with manicured gardens and a large undercover veranda to soak it all up. Suitable for the big family and an abundance of guests The home features four bedrooms all with built ins and the main with ensuite and walk in robe. The open plan living area has plenty of natural light and offers commanding rural views as most of the rooms do. There is a family area off the kitchen that leads to the shaded veranda which links up to the screened entertaining area. There is ducted air conditioning and a triple garage with three phase power connected. The home has recently been updated with new paint and a re-carpet.

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My investment property has been vacant for a long time. What can I do to improve my chances of finding a tenant? A: If similar properties in your area are renting faster than yours, there may be some factors about your investment which are deterring applicants. For example, if you are advertising the property but not receiving many enquiries, then the issue is probably the rental price. Today, savvy tenants can easily make property comparisons from what they see on the internet and if your property is $30 more than a similar style of property in the same area, tenants are likely to pursue that property over yours. But price may not be the only issue. If you are getting good enquiry but no applications, then the property itself may be the problem. Consider these factors: cleanliness, privacy and security. Tenants want them all and doing simple things such as adding a coat of fresh paint and new carpets or new locks, are all investments that will help attract applications to your property and reduce vacancy times.

Q: Should I get a tax depreciation schedule? As an investment property ages, items and fittings start to wear out or ‘depreciate’. Fortunately, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) allows investors to claim the impact of depreciation as a tax deduction via a depreciation schedule. A depreciation schedule is a report, generated by quantity surveyor, which outlines what items can be claimed. These items can include a percentage of the total value of the carpets, window blinds, stoves and even light fittings in the property, depending on their age. For newer residential properties built after 1987, investors can also claim on their depreciation schedule an amount equivalent to 2.5 per cent p.a. of the original construction cost of the building itself. You can claim this deduction for up to 40 years. With the 30 June deadline for the end of the 2012/13 tax year fast approaching, it’s not too late to organise a depreciation schedule for your investment property. It only needs to be done once and will set you back between $600 and $800. Moreover, the cost associated with the preparation of a report is 100 per cent tax deductible.

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COMMUNITY Adamstown Old Blokes: Meet @ The Dungeon, Adamstown Uniting Church, 1st & 3rd Tues 9,30am-12pm. Vic 4957 3888 or John 4943 5316. Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Course: Glendale and Hamilton TAFE. Phone Janette, Judy or Janet on 49 791 631 or 49 699 461. Aged Care: Waratah Multicultural Centre Based Day Care. Thurs from 10am-2pm Ethnic Communities Council auditorium 2a Platt St Waratah. 4960 8248. Amputees and Associates: Second month, second Tue, 10am Lambton/New Lambton RSL. Robyn 4954 5513. Artists: Professional Artists Studio Trail, last Sun, 11am to 4pm. 4987 7947 or visit artiststudiotrail.com. ARAFMI: Counselling, education and support for families, relatives and friends of people with mental illness. 22 Stewart Ave, Hamilton East. www.arafmihunter.org. 4961 6717 or 4961 2842. Bible study: Non-denominational, Mon, 7.30pm. 4950 6708. Bicycles: Free pushbike parts, help and workshops. Fri and Sat, 9am-5pm, the Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre, 106 Robert St, Islington. 4961 6582. Choir: Lake Singers, each Wed, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, 1st St, Booragul. 4963 2077. Newcastle City Choir, Wed, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Mayfield Uniting Church, Highfield St. 49674401. Choir: Newcastle mental health and well being choir, Under Construction, meet Thurs PRA, 259 King Street Newcastle 2.30pm-4.45pm. Kaz 0437 301 271 or Karen 0421 863 425. Chorus: Honeysuckle Chorus – 4-part harmony singing. Mon 6.30-9pm “The Place” Charlestown Square Community Centre. Lesley 0401 393 366. Craft Display: All Saints Anglican Church, Belmont. Sat May 11 – 10am-4pm, Parish Centre, 24 Church St, Belmont. 4947 7158. Craft Morning: Belmont Country Women’s Assoc craft, Tues, 9am-1.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall. Glover St Belmont. Dads in Distress: Call 1300 853 437 or visit www. dadsindistress.asn.au to find your nearest peer support group or local worker. DIDSS Support Group, Wed 7.30pm Tighes Hill School. Domestic Violence Resource Centre: 4927 8529 for information and support. Garage Sale: Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Saturday, April 27 Wesley on Beaumont, Beaumont St Hamilton from 8am. For more information or to donate, phone 0414 601957 MyTime: Peer support for parents and carers of children under school age with a disability or chronic medical condition. 9890 0113 or 0448 226 410. Newcastle Caravan Club: 4th Tuesday 7pm Wallsend South Public School, Smith Road Elemore Vale. NSW Justices Association: Community desk at Edgeworth town Centre for witnessing and signing documents, 1st Thurs

& 3rd sat 10am-12pm. 0416 124 604 or lakemacquarie@ nswja.org.au. Westlakes branch free witnessing and signing documents 1st Saturday 10am-1pm outside Best and Less, Stockland Glendale and Wed & Fri from 10am-1pm at Toronto Courthouse. Meet 2nd Tue Toronto Polyclinic, James St Toronto from 7.30pm. 4959 4325. Older Women’s Network: 1ST Thurs The Loft , Wolfe St Newcastle, 9.30am. Marion 4970 4447. Outreach Newcastle TAFE: Free classes to unemployed mature age people. 4923 7184. Red Cross: South Lakes Branch looking for people who would like to help raise funds to keep the service functioning. Meet 3rd Monday, Community Service Centre, Cooronbong. Betty 4977 2213 or Brenda 4977 2939. Wallsend 1st Mon 10am12pm Wallsend Sporties,= Fogo St Wallsend. 4965 6081 or 4023 1446. Red Cross: Stall Maryland Markets, Marylands Neighbourhood Centre 1st Sat 8am-12pm. Red Cross Volunteers: Full training and ongoing support is provided. 165 Lambton Road Broadmeadow. 1800 827 677. Red Ochre Workshops: Aboriginal contemporary painting classes. Wed (during school holidays) 9am-3pm. Bookings essential. 3/155 Nelson Street Wallsend. Scrapbooking classes, Tue (school holidays). Reflexology: Belmont Neighbourhood Centre. 4947 0031. Retired Friends Group: companionship and activities for seniors. Thurs 10am-2pm Church of the Good Shepherd, Joslin St Kotara Sth. 4943 0103. SIDS and Kids: Support group fourth Wed Multipurpose Centre, 9 Thorne St, Toronto 12pm-2pm. 4969 3171. Singles: Over 50s friendship group. 0412 773 886. Social Circle: Singles, widows & widowers aged 60-70. 0409 712 795. Tax help: Free help available to low income earners with basic tax returns. By appointment 4947 0031. The Bridge: Personal development and spiritual awareness group. Meets fortnightly. New members very welcome. 0402 107 772. Walking. Heart Foundation Walking groups. Suits majority of fitness levels. 4915 8003. Waratah Male Voice Choir: Practice, Thurs 7pm. Jesmond Park uniting Church, Robert Street Jesmond. 4958 3142. Woodworking: Lake Macquarie Woodworking Club, every Tues, Marmong Point Community Hall, 9.30am-2.30pm. 4959 3342. CLUBS Adamstown Combined Pensioners: Bus trip 2nd Tue, bingo Fri from 11am. 4952 7000. Belmont Country Women’s Association: Craft every Tues, 9am - 1.30pm in Senior Citizen’s Hall, Glover Street, Belmont. 4958 5519. Belmont Lantern Club: AGM, Monday, Aug 6, Tingira Centre, Floraville Road Floraville, 2pm. Nanette Bingham 4971 4165.

Electronics Club: Jesmond. After 9pm Mon – Fri. 0413 876 368. Kiwanis: East Maitland meetings, Bank Hotel, 1st and 3rd Mon from 6.30pm. 4934 3661. Laughter Club: Islington Park every Sat, 10.30am. All ages. 0417 293388 or 0403 043 647. Lions Club: Warners Bay the 1st and 3rd Thurs nights, 6.30pm for 7pm start. Lions Hall, Sweet St, Warners Bay. 4943 5909. Elemore Vale 2nd & 4th Tue, Wallsend Diggers from 6.30pm. 0412 110220. Probus: Cameron Park mixed (newly formed), 1st Wednesday 10am, Community centre, Cameron Park. Ph: 4956 6645. Charlestown group, 3rd Mon, 10.30am, Central Charlestown Leagues Club. 4944 7166. Eastlakes Seeking retired or semi-retired couples to become members of our club based in Charlestown. 4946 1260. Morriset Men’s. 2nd Wed. 4970 5204 or 4973 5671. Waratah mixed Probus meeting 10am 4th Mon, Hamilton North Bowling Club. New members welcome. 49500561. Teralba District Ladies, 3rd Mon Club Macquarie, Argenton from 9.45am. Newcastle Ladies Probus 1st Wed, Newcastle Panthers from 10am. 4943 0239. Rathmines/Wangi 10am third Wed Wangi district Workers Club 4975 4384; New Lambton ladies, 4th Fri, 10am, Wests New Lambton 4951 5116. New Lambton Ladies 4th Fri 10am Western Suburbs Leagues. 4951 5116. Rock’n’Roll Dance: The Eagle Rock Dance Club, every Wed, 6.45pm the Cardiff Bowling Club. Call Richard: 041332025. Rotary: Hunteract Hunter Rotary for 18-30 year olds. Fortnightly meetings Newcastle/Lake Macquarie. 0403 013 604 or 0425 248 278. Wallsend, each Tues, 7.15 – 8.30am, Lemon Grove Hotel. 0437 479 810. RSL Coffee Pot Day Club: For senior citizens, Fri 10am-2pm, St Augustines Church Hall, Winsor St, Merewether. 4962 2668. Seniors: New Lambton Senior Citizens, day coach trips each month. Pick up Jesmond, New Lambton and Elermore Vale. 4957 5619 (after 5pm). National Seniors Weslakes 2nd Wed 9.45am Toronto Diggers. 4955 1314 or 4959 1230. Newcastle National Seniors Adamstown RSL, 4th Tue from 10am. 4952 8787 or 4920 8821. Cardiff Seniors seeking new members – carpet bowls cards and more. 4945 5785 or 0406 727 455. Toastmasters: Alpha Toastmasters Club, every Mon 6.45pm Newcastle Panthers. 49555011. Wallsend Toastmasters Club, Thurs, 7pm - 9.30pm, Wallsend Diggers Club. 4951 1830. Port Hunter Toastmasters. Meetings, Mon 6.30pm, Mayfield Sports & Recreation Club. 4951 5234. Newcastle Toastmasters, 1st & 3rd Thurs, 7pm the Cricketers Arms, Cooks Hill. 0415 081 610. VIEW: Wallsend, 3rd Mon 10.30am, function 4th Mon, Wallsend Diggers Club 4954 9421. Nobbys Evening, South Newcastle Leagues Club, 1st Tues, 6.15pm, 4954 9286. Redhead, 1st Wed Central Leagues Club 11am. 4944 7483. Beresfield, 1st Wed Beresfield Bowling Club from 10:30am, 4966 4649. Belmont 3rd Wednesday, 10.30am Charlestown Leagues. 4967 7068. Belmont 3rd Wed 10.30am. Charlestown Central Leagues Club. 4967 7068.

PARENTING Early Learning Centre: 2 Glenfield Road, Toronto. 4950 5220. Grandparents as Parents: Charlestown, Wed during school term, St Alban’s Anglican Church, 10am - 1pm. 4922 1500. Fennel Bay. Tuesday 12.30pm – 2pm (during school term). Community Centre Fennel Bay school. 4948 8744 Happy Hippo Toy Library: Toys for 0-6 year olds. Open Tues & Fri 10am–12pm or by appointment. Phone 4973 7000. MyTime: Program for families living with children with disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Wed (fortnightly) Biraban Community Centre, Toronto 9.30-11.30am. 0411 750 371. Newcastle Multiple Birth Club Inc: Support, social events and information for parents of multiples. 0407 431 339. HEALTH Abuse: Christian support group for women: Mon 12pm 2.30pm in Highfields. Contact Barb, 0412 561 260. AL-Anon: Family groups. 1300 ALANON (1300 252 666) or alanonnorthernnsw@bigpond.com. Anxiety Support: Email support group for women, contact eilish@pacific.net.au. Co-Dependents Anonymous: Sun 6pm Newcastle School, corner of Union and Laman Sts. codependentsanonymous.org. au. 0437 326 487. Dementia community groups: Small groups with a facilitator meet fortnightly for social activities local businesses and attractions. Novacare. 1300 363 654. Diabetes Support: Toronto-Westlake branch Australian Diabetes Council 2nd Tue Toronto Workers Club from 10am. 4959 5942. Hunter Dementia and Memory Centre: 2 Percy St, Hamilton. 4962 7000. Hunter Women’s Centre: Alternative therapies. 4968 2511. Overeaters Anonymous: Day and night meetings. 4966 3082. Post Polio Support: Hunter area group. 1st Wed from 10.30am Toronto District Workers Club. 4957 5254. Prostate Cancer: 4th Wed, 7pm the Cancer Council, 22 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow. 4928 1340. Reflexology: Tue, Belmont Neighbourhood Centre. Bookings 4947 0031. Relationship counselling: lifemakeovers.com.au, 0407 708 465. Westlakes Stroke Recovery: 1st & 3rd Mon, Wangi Workers Club from 10am. 4970 5711 or 4973 1303. If you know of something going on in Newcastle or Lake Macquarie, please contact us least two weeks before the date of publication. This is a free community calendar and is for not-for-profit and community organisations. Strict guidelines apply for inclusion in this section. Write to us The Post PO Box 2321, Dangar, NSW 2309 or email stephen@newcastlepost. com.au.

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nother exciting weekend of Tooheys Cup action last weekend, probably highlighted by the Maitland Pickers being the side to break through for their first win of 2013 against arch rivals, Cessnock. Some good clashes again this week with two matches on both days and Maitland now having the bye for Round 5. With three sides unbeaten after 4 rounds, the other clubs will become desperate for points as the gap is already 3 points to the next sides on the Tooheys Cup table. With Representative selection just around the corner, players will be looking to really put their names forward in the next few weeks to ensure they are part of the Country Championship defence. On Saturday at 3pm, an increasingly desperate Cessnock will take on Port Stephens who were again competitive last week against the unbeaten Macquarie Scorpions. Todd Edwards left no room for doubt around his thoughts on the Goanna’s performance against Maitland, and they will be looking to get back on track this week.

At the same time on Saturday, the Scorpions will play host to the winless Lakes United. This particular clash always brings out the best in Lakes, and look for a much improved performance from them here, which it will need to be against Noel Dent’s Macquarie side who just continue to win. On Sunday at 3pm, the unbeaten Western Suburbs will take on a Central Newcastle outfit who continue to show signs of real improvement in 2013. The Butcher Boys were far from disgraced against the other unbeaten side in South Newcastle Lions last weekend and will look to compete again in the middle match of what is a tough three week run for the club. Also on Sunday at 3pm in the match to be live streamed on the website www. newcastlerugbyleague.com.au, South Newcastle Lions will look to protect their four win run when they take on a Kurri Kurri side fresh from the bye in Round 4. It should be a great clash in the middle of the park in a forward show-down not for the faint of heart. A Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers on Sunday – may you have a great day with your families and loved ones.

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efending Newcastle District No.1 Grade Saturday Pennant titleholders, Raymond Terrace No.1, consolidated its position at the top of Section 3 with two impressive victories at the weekend. On Friday evening they whitewashed Toronto Workers 77/37, with Jason Stokes recording the biggest win 31/7 over Jason Snowden, State representative Matthew Baus beat Jarrod Gorsuch 25/15 and Lennon Scott downed Kim Jaques 21/15. On Saturday they beat Kotara 70/40 with Stokes again leading the way with a 32/14 victory over Brett Waugh, Scott

accounted for Jake Lawton 21/13 and Baus downed Brad Unsted 17/13. Raymond Terrace 1 lead the Section on 36.5 points, from Valentine 31 & Lambton 28. With two rounds to be played, Section 1 has developed into a three way battle between Redhead (34 points), Belmont (32) and Soldiers Point (31). Last Saturday Redhead downed Warners Bay 71/45, Belmont beat Edgeworth 70/50 and Solders Point suffered an expressive 57/56 loss to Charlestown. Beresfield (34) lost the Section 2 lead after being accounted for by Nelson Bay (29).

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