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strategic visit The University of Newcastle is currently hosting 11 academics from China in what is being considered as a potential future financial coup for the city. The academics, from Ningde Normal University, will spend three weeks in Newcastle developing their skills as linguistics teachers. David Roy, from the University’s School of Education, said that the sending a large delegation is huge investment for the Chinese University.

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who want to engage with the local community. “It’s very easy to become segregated within your own ethnic community, and very hard to establish yourself in the wider community,” Mr Owen said. “This will give people a good base and a support network. “Anything that we can do to assist a better quality of life is worth it.”

The State Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, visited the site last Friday and spoke of the benefits of Men’s Sheds. “They’re not just for those who actually attend,” he said. “What I love about Men’s Sheds is that they enable men to make a contribution to their community.” @melcomber

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id you hear about Sydney’s “sobering-up cell” trial? An election promise by the State Government, it’s aimed at cracking down on anti-social behaviour and alcohol-fulled incidents, which is costing the State hundreds of millions of dollars every year, tying up police resources and clogging hospital emergency departments. Sydney police have been given powers to round up people suspected of being drunk, or who refuse a direction to “move on”, and to take them to one of eight cells to sleep it off. Those who find themself in a sobering-up cell also find themselves significantly out of pocket – to the tune of $200 for first time offenders. The idea works well in theory. Get drunks off the streets, prevent the possibility of violent incidents occurring, and teach people a valuable lesson all at once. In practice? The plan has come under a lot of criticism. The strongest argument against it is that it puts police in the position of having to make a decision on whether someone is drunk, when in fact there may be other issues at play – someone could be experiencing a diabetic

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episode or be mentally ill. Police are not qualified to make these kinds of assessments and it is unfair that they should be held to account for an incorrect decision made in good faith. Civil libertarians are also concerned that those detained have no recourse to appeal a decision, something NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch last week admitted to be the case. In these discussions around alcoholfulled violence, Newcastle’s lock out policy and tougher restrictions on the sale of alcohol always gets a mention.

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As we know, the results of these measures continue to impress, with three venues falling off the NSW Violent Venues earlier list this year. That leaves only one venue in the city on the list. What do you think about the Sydney trial? Would you like to see soberingup cells in the Hunter? I’d love to hear your thoughts. As for what transpired over the weekend in Sydney, 5 people were detained. All men. All aged between 20-30. Sobering, isn’t it? *** Speaking of police, officers from the Newcastle Local Area Command hosted a community day last week, providing an opportunity for police and the public to chat informally, as well as for the young and young at heart to inspect some pretty impressive police vehicles as well as the PolAir chopper. As Superintendent John Gralton rightly said, all too often police and the public interact in difficult, often tension-filled and time critical situations. Everyone who took part in the day should be proud of their involvement. You can read more on page 5.

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f you drove along the Newcastle foreshore last Wednesday, you could be mistaken for thinking that a serious police operation was underway. Instead, the collection of police vehicles, including highway patrol and rescue, as well as watercraft and a PolAir helicopter, was far less sinister, with the Newcastle City LAC holding its third Community Day at Foreshore Park. “It’s all about police having the opportunity to enjoy a day with the community,� Superintendent John Gralton explained to the Post. “A lot of our interactions are in very tense situations, so it’s really good to see people in a non-confrontational environment and have an informal chat.� The day featured demonstrations of different aspects of policing, including the work of police divers and the rescue squad, and children were given the opportunity to take a seat inside a PolAir helicopter and use a hydraulic crusher. Superintendent Gralton said that resources from around NSW had been brought in for the day to demonstrate that there are different career paths to follow within the Police Force. “We want people to see that there are careers within the career,� he said. “Aside from that, we want to be accessible, we want kids to know that they can speak to a cop.� @melcomber

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evin 747 is back, visiting Indonesia one week after snatching the top job. He’s got a huge agenda – but we seem only to be concerned about the issue of asylum seekers. Granted, it’s a win or lose election issue and it dominates the domestic agenda. The problem is bigger than an overnight solution and it’s not just a

political one. Indonesia sees it, largely, as Australia’s problem. It’s a country of 240 million people – more than 10 per cent or around 30 million people live below the poverty line, but there’s also a growing middle class. Culturally and economically, Indonesia is facing some vast historical changes – you can forgive them not cracking down on asylum seekers.

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‘business model busting’ methods used under the Howard government. Indonesia has strong reservations about this – the Indonesian ambassador has made it patently clear. ‘Turn back the boats’ is a slogan that works a treat on talkback radio – it doesn’t work so well on the diplomatic circuit. The Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who has always been sympathetic to Australia’s political problems in this area, has moved to stave off any tensions. But his time will soon be up – he’s served two 5-year terms and the next presidential election is fast approaching. In fact, it’s next year. The two front runners to take over from the man affectionately known SBY are Nationalists and don’t share the same compassion and sensitivity as their predecessor. For both candidates, asylum seekers and tackling people smuggling is not on their political radar. Prabowo Subianto is the favourite at this point. One academic, quoted in theconversation.edu.au this week, said: “He will be very cruel to Australia. He will let the boats go. He will give food and petrol and money to ships and tell them to just go, go to Australia.” The time for a regional solution is now – and the window is quickly closing.

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akeside residents have resolved to continue fighting Lake Macquarie City Council on its plan to address rising sea levels, which is purportedly already costing residents thousands of dollars. As previously reported in the Post, Council has added a sea level rise notation to the section 149 planning certificate, a move that residents say has raised insurance premiums and decreased land value. 150 residents packed out Marks Point Bowling Club for a community meeting last week, where they heard about potentially faulty science, before forming a Lake Macquarie branch of Coastal Residents Incorporated. The group began on the Central Coast, and successfully fought to overturn the same notation on certificates from Gosford City Council. Belmont architect, Janet Henriksen, who spoke at the meeting and has already lost one client , said that Council is driving developers out of the city as there is now too much red tape. “It’s becoming not just difficult, but impossible,” she said. New dwellings are now required to be built 2.36 metres AHD, or, 2.36 metres above the Australian mean sea level, as determined in 1971. This is not necessarily the height the floor level needs to be from the ground, but the height from what was

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determined to be the average sea level. Ms Henriksen, who has a Masters degree in the area of Climate Change and Buildings, said that the 2.36 metres is made up of three separate components – 1.5 metres to account for a one in a hundred year flood, 0.36 metres to take into account rising sea levels, and a further 0.5 metres (known as a freeboard) for a serious

rain event. “There’s no evidence that the freeboard is required because there is no evidence of larger rain events as a result of climate change,” Ms Henriksen said. However, a spokesperson from Lake Macquarie City Council has refuted Ms Henriksen’s claims, saying that there has been no recent decline in the number of development applications submitted in

flood-prone areas, and that these levels have been set with the safety of residents in mind. “Floor levels in new developments are designed to keep people and dwellings safe and flood-free during the life of the development for all but the most rare and extreme events,” the spokesperson said. @melcomber

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ith this week being NAIDOC Week, our city is proud to recognise our Indigenous heritage and to convert our good intentions into something tangible. Council launched its first ever Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) during Reconciliation Week 2013. The one-year plan outlines a range of actions that will focus on respecting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through relationship and partnership opportunities. The renewed Aboriginal Employment Strategy aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represented in our workforce by providing proactive strategies in recruitment. For information on NAIDOC Week events, visit newcastle.nsw.gov.au.

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elebrations are held nationally from the first Sunday in July each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the country. As well as promoting reconciliation, local and national activities play an important role in educating the wider community about the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander way of life. With Lake Macquarie’s large Aboriginal population, it is an important celebration that Lake Macquarie City Council has taken part in for more than 15 years. This year’s NAIDOC Week was particularly special, as I signed a Statement of Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on behalf of Council. I am proud that our community and Council is actively involved in promoting this important and culturally significant event in Lake Macquarie and would like to recognise everyone who is involved with NAIDOC Week activities in Lake Macquarie. This year’s events include flag raising

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ake Macquarie residents may have seen a friendly green frog named Warren travelling around the city over the past few weeks. Lake Macquarie City Council has revealed Warren is the mascot of the new Eco Angel program, which aims to inspire residents of all ages and interests to help provide clean and healthy public places throughout the city, reduce the levels of rubbish, and minimise the amount of illegal dumping. Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said the program supports community groups, schools, residents and businesses who are interested in cleaning up their favourite outdoor space in Lake Macquarie City. “We know our residents are proud of

our lake and its catchment,” Dr Howe said. “The Eco Angel program encourages people to think about the impact of litter on our native animals, natural areas and water quality; and ways they can help to minimise it. “By encouraging people to organise and take part in their own clean up, we are hoping to reduce the amount of unwanted litter throughout the City.” The program is designed to make voluntary clean up events fun and easy for anyone to do, anytime of year. Council will dispose of the waste collected at the Awaba Waste Management Facility for free. To follow Warren’s antics over the past few weeks like the Lake Macquarie City Council Facebook page www.facebook. com/lakemaccity.

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aitland Councillors have given themselves a 2.5 per cent pay rise on the recommendation of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal. The fee paid to councillors will rise $430, from $17,060 per year to $17,490 and the fee paid to the mayor will rise by $930 to $38,160. The mayoral fee is paid in addition to the fee received as a councillor. The tribunal said that the increase was in line with the NSW Wages Policy, which applies to all people working in the public sector. “It’s actually quite a modest increase,” Councillor Brian Burke said, citing Maranoa Regional Council in Queensland as an example, where councillors earn over $45,000. “We’re a long way behind that.”

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energy efficient technologies, processes and systems for several years and we’re excited to be rolling out many of these innovative initiatives across our company restaurants,” Mr Clark said. Robyn Parker, in her capacity as Environment Minister, welcomed the opening of the store, saying the sustainable design may work to inspire local businesses to follow suit. The new restaurant features state of the art recycling systems, expected to divert around 800 kilograms of waste from landfill each week. It is the ninth addition to KFC’s global network of certified restaurants, with other locations in Turkey, China, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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e always want to keep our children healthy. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as vitamin ABC! In the USA, a top-selling brand of kids’ vitamin was exposed for containing unhealthy additives and fillers in the tablets. This sent shockwaves amongst the parents. So, how do our Australian brands rate? Three popular brands for kids are available in supermarkets. ‘Natures Way Multi Vitamin Vita Balls’ are a popular pick for its Omega 3 fish oil content. Included in the many ingredients are sorbitol and mannitol. Health journals have reported that sorbitol has been associated with abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhoea, whereas mannitol has been known to cause anaphylaxis-like reactions such as blurred vision, dizziness and chest pain. ‘Pentavite Gummies C+Multi’ has a comprehensive list of multivitamins but also includes additives such as maltodextrin, anti-caking agent, and colours sunset yellow and brilliant blue. Maltodextrin is an artificial sweetener and can be problematic for people with asthma, eczema, or coeliac disease. Anti-caking agent is a filler and is added during the mixing process. Dieticians believe it has no nutritional value. There have been some reports in Norway that colouring sunset yellow (E110) causes a long list of health and behavioural problems in children, so the Norwegian government simply banned it. Meanwhile Brilliant Blue (E102) has been banned in 11 European countries. ‘Blackmores Kids Fruity Fishies’ is an affordable Omega 3 supplement that has no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives.Blackmores have additional supplements without the extras. Just remember to read the fine print on the packaging of any vitamin!

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March 21 to April 20

The New Moon on the 8th indicates that a job which has been on the drawing board for some time will all of a sudden take off! Your social life could bring surprises during the next few weeks and it is possible that you will be learning something about a friend which will come as a very definite shock. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates that close friends and loved ones will be unwilling to communicate about matters that are on their mind. Therefore, think twice before you speak about prickly issues.

TAURUS

april 21 to may 21

Your hectic schedule continues this week and you’re on a real roll. The focus is on greater financial security, and you could well be looking at various options, in co-operation with family members and in particular, your partner. You have an opportunity to firm up family finances. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates that certain obstacles and issues with colleagues or bosses will need to be sorted out on the career front before you’re able to progress on a smooth path once again.

GEMINI

may 22 to june 21

Be open to all new opportunities, even if it means you may need to make some compromises in order to take advantage of them. An unexpected invite will delight you and the generosity of a stranger will surprise you. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates that even if the weather outside is not the best, you need a change of scenery. It would be best to pick a place where your intellect is stimulated. Otherwise you will find yourself arguing with loved ones and colleagues. This is an excellent time to plan a trip.

CANCER

june 22 to july 22

Happy Birthday Cancer! Trends at work will bring dynamic action. Don’t underestimate yourself as you are more talented than you give yourself credit for. Other people are certainly prepared to give you the respect you deserve. The Full Moon on the 22nd places your focus on your financial security and even though you would like to be the last of the big spenders, this is not advisable. There may be some major bills that are going to need to be paid and therefore you will need to cut down on the luxuries.

LEO

You feel like spending more time alone, especially if your energy levels are low and need recharging. Use this quiet time to find out more about yourself and any hidden agendas or motivations that you might have. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates that awkward issues that have been building up with a loved one can be resolved if you focus on avoiding power struggles. Romance can be strengthened and this is definitely the right time to tell someone exactly how much they mean to you.

VIRGO

august 24 to september 23

libra

September 24 to OctOBER 23

The focus is on your career and aspirations and the pressures of a goal you’ve been working towards will intensify. The New Moon on the 8th indicates that your popularity will soar if you’re willing to listen to what others have to say and try to accommodate some of their wishes. The focus at the moment is not likely to be on practical matters but rather in the direction of intimate attachments. Anything to do with your home is also to the fore, so it could be difficult committing yourself fully.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 22

Make yourself popular by being warm and friendly and showing just how personable you really are. The New Moon on the 8th indicates that you have a lust for adventure, making this the ideal time to travel or to book a trip for later in the year. Sorting paperwork will take patience but will answer your questions. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates a need for some heartfelt discussions with family members be certain to keep the lines of communications wide open. This is the ideal time to clear the clutter.

SAGITTARIUS

november 23 to december 21

On the professional front, you can look forward to greater co-operation between you and others, which is good news if you’re working as part of a team. Confidence remains high, even if you are occasionally shaking in your shoes when confronted by anyone you see as being very important or the prospect of some big life changes. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates that you are likely to be feeling rather restless, so spend some time exploring new venues or places of interest.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 to JANUARY 20

With so much activity in your partnership sign, you’ll be looking good, feeling good and ready to explore new possibilities in your relationships. The Full Moon on the 22nd places a major focus on your financial affairs and there are a number of large expenses to be dealt with all at once before you can move forward in a more confident way. A practical plan of action put into place now will stand you in good stead for the future, especially when it comes to leasing or buying a property.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO february 19

You’re feeling revved up and energised, ready to throw yourself into whatever comes along. Someone close to you could call on your help, in which case you’ll be only too happy to give them a hand. The Full Moon falls directly in your own sign on the 22nd making life frantic, but will also very interesting. However, you will need to be careful in the way that you handle loved ones or your partner as major issues will need resolving.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Romance is a feature of these weeks and words you’ve longed to hear will touch a special part of your heart. Singles could very well find a special someone in the most unexpected of places. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates that you may be experiencing some strange moods. Your partner won’t be able to understand you, which isn’t surprising as you won’t be able understand yourself. There is a need for rest, relaxation and to take better care of your health. Be kind to yourself.

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You can look forward to lots of good advice and support from friends and acquaintances over the coming weeks. The New Moon on the 8th indicates that if you work as part of a team you’ll be in your element as you find the optimum way of motivating everyone to do their very best. The Full Moon on the 22nd indicates a need to be careful of overdoing things and wearing yourself out, you will also need to curb your spontaneous spending habits. Now is the time to do it.

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New approach to care

ast week saw the launch of the biggest change to the health care system since the Hawke government introduced Medicare in 1984. DisabilityCare Australia, the body that will oversee the National Disability Insurance Scheme, offers hope of a new approach to the way we fund and deliver care to those who need it most. Perhaps the greatest improvement offered by DisabilityCare is the move towards person-centered care. Previously, anyone applying for funding would need to fit their diagnosis and needs into the government’s funding formula and see what they qualified for. Under the new system, applicants will be assessed for the level of funding they should receive; however are provided autonomy to decider how this funding would best suit their needs. DisabilityCare will combine funding from both State and Federal governments, overcoming previous buckpassing over who had responsibility for funding these essential and basic services. The Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland local government areas have been chosen as launch sites for DisabilityCare. Over the next three years, these launch sites will provide over 10,000 locals the chance to access the care they need. These are just some of the approximately onein-five Australians who experience a disability, who will benefit from this scheme into the future. The success of our Paralympic athletes such as Newcastle’s own Kurt Fernley is a testament to what people can achieve with the right support in place. A scheme such as this has been talked about since the 1970s and with State and Federal co-operation, it is great to see it become a reality.

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

A fair go for kids

Think twice about nuts

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ith PM Kevin Rudd launching DisabilityCare Australia in Newcastle last week, it seems this is a promising time for children with a disability to have increased access to learning and intervention. For education, this is key. Despite the best efforts of schools, there are always add-on costs for children with disabilities to have equal access. Now that the State Government has reduced funding for teacher aides, there will be more strain upon teachers to support children with barriers to learning. Teacher aides help children to complete activities, allowing teachers to actually teach the whole class. To help meet these needs, it is often only nongovernment, not-for-profit organisations like ‘Fair Go For Kids’ that help. ‘Fair Go For Kids’ is a Hunter region-based charity with the sole aim of supporting kids with a disability that seem to fall through the cracks in the current health and community service funding model. DisabilityCare Australia states it will offer “support for people with permanent and significant disability.” The problem is, this statement is vague. There is no definition of what ‘significant’ means, nor if the new funding will support schools and education. ‘Fair Go For Kids’ can help. The DisabilityCare Australia scheme is fantastic in theory, but businesses and individuals still need to continue to fund ‘Fair Go For Kids’. Without them, children and families with a disability will still suffer. Find out more about Fair Go For Kids at www.leapfrog. org.au/services.php?show_only=28 .

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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ur son is turning 5 and I wanted to organise lolly-bags and a cake for him to take to school; something to share with his friends. As I was planning this, it occurred to me that I probably should call the daycare centre to find out what is accepted. I remember dropping the children off one day to be accosted by an angry and disappointed mother who had been up all night baking cupcakes, only to be told that she had to take them all home as they contained traces of nuts. Understandably, she was upset, and on the flip side I can also understand the day care’s policy. Peanut allergies affect 2 in every 100 infants, and I know of two children at our daycare centre who have anaphylaxis (a sudden, severe allergic reaction) on exposure to peanuts. This is a life-threatening condition that usually results in sudden difficulty in breathing, swelling of the tongue and a drop in blood pressure. Scary for parents whose children suffer from this, let alone the child who goes through it. When you actually read the ingredients of cake mixes in the supermarket, I failed to find one that didn’t either include nuts or have traces of nuts. Living with this condition would take planning and diligence, and going out for lunch and dinner I imagine would be difficult as you couldn’t guarantee to know what was in the food. In the end, I opted for an ice cream cake for my son, which is fine with the daycare centre. This process has given me much more appreciation for what parents in this situation have to consider and go through everyday. It is a small price to pay to make sure that everyone in my son’s class can enjoy something in order to celebrate his birthday and remain safe and healthy.

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“You also get a piece that no-one else is likely to have.” Mr Penfold said while quite a lot of stock is manufactured in store, they also sell designs from ex-apprentices that offer good quality and value to customers. “We generally seek out stock that is different to the items you find in chain stores,” he said. “That’s what makes Davidson’s Jewellery unique.” Davidson’s Jewellery currently has a range of jewellery on sale including diamond rings, gold chains and watches. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special, or just something to reward yourself, you’ll be able to find a special piece at Davidson’s Jewellery. With all items priced at 50 per cent off, make sure you don’t delay. Sale prices are available while stocks last.

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ith more than 50 years’ experience in the industry, John Penfold from Davidson’s Jewellery has established a reputation for the store as the go-to place for exclusive designs and high quality handcrafted treasures. And now, in a historic, never seen before sale, all items are currently priced at 50 per cent off – an unbelievable opportunity for lovers of prestige jewellery. Owner and master jeweller, John Penfold, has, over the years, produced everything from a silver chastity belt to an opal pendant valued at around $500,000. He said buying a handmade piece ensures customers receive a better quality product than what they buy in chain stores. “Handmade, high quality items are solid,” he explained.

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he end of financial year can be a very stressful time for Small Business owners, but with the right planning and systems in place, it can be stress free. Here are some notes. Payment summaries for employees must be issued by July 14 and your PAYG withholding annual reports should be lodged with the ATO by August 14. Throughout the year, ensure your payroll records are kept up-to-date and include all the relevant information needed for the payment summaries. Prepare your superannuation payment for the year ended June 30 as soon as your final payroll has been processed as contributions paid after this date are not income tax deductible until the following financial year. Ensure your stocktake has been scheduled and completed as at June 30. Make sure your bookkeeping and accounts work is up to date and all bank accounts are reconciled including credit cards, funds not yet deposited and electronic clearing accounts. Ensure you have paperwork to support

all new finance/ lease arrangements and copies of invoices for new assets. Tell your accountant what you have reviewed and what still needs attention. This time isn’t just about getting your accounts in order. It is also a great time to review the performance of your business as a whole to ensure you are clear on where your business is at and where it is headed. It is a great time to review your costs over the past 12 months and look for efficiencies. Have you got the basics right? You need to ensure any savings in time or money won’t detract from your business. The Business Centre is presenting a Record Keeping workshop during July to help you ensure you have the right systems and processes in place to commence the new financial year. In August, a marketing workshop will be presented to help you get your marketing plan and advertising budget in order for the new financial year to maximise your return on your advertising and promotions spend. For more details, check out our events page on www.businesscentre.com.au or email info@businesscentre.com.au.

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he Reserve Bank’s latest annual survey on banks fees had more bad news for business when it was released last month. It showed that banks’ income from fees on business rose for the fourth year in a row. Australians paid a staggering $11.4 billion in bank fees in 2012. While fee income from households fell for the third year, the amount of bank fees rose from $11.3 billion last year. That means business footed the bill, paying seven per cent more than last year in fees. They forked out $7.3 billion in fees. The Greater Building Society’s business banking team did a study of business people coming to it for a comparison of the deal they were getting from their bank compared with what The Greater could offer between February 2011 and May 2012. In 92 per cent of cases, the Greater could save them money. The average benefit of switching to The Greater was $1,963 per annum, made up of $584 in reduced fees and $1,414 in higher interest income. To key lesson from this comparison is that banks generally don’t proactively

suggest better products. Yet products change, new ones are introduced, and business needs change. To me that means businesses must do one of two things. You should switch to a financial institution that does suggest new products or ways to save you money. The other important task for business owners is to periodically review their arrangements and see what else their current financial institution or another one can offer. Check your bank statements or ask your financial institution to tell you how much you are paying in fees. Ask your business banker for advice on how to reduce those fees. You shouldn’t be paying account keeping fees on everyday transaction accounts. Using internet, phone or mobile banking as well as your own financial institutions’ or their networked ATMs is one way to cut fees. When borrowing, ask your financial institution to explain their fees. They should be passing on costs, rather than making major profits from fees.

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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f films that require multiple viewings to get the full scope of their vision float your boat, then you’ll be in metaphysical heaven with the latest outing from the Wachowski brothers (‘The Matrix’ trilogy), ‘Cloud Atlas’. While it is nigh on impossible to adequately describe the plot of this meandering epic, suffice to say everything is connected. From an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific, letters from a composer to his friend, intrigue at a nuclear power plant, a publisher in a nursing home, clones in futuristic Korea, and tribes in post-apocolyptic Hawaii – the consequences of everyone’s actions resonate throughout time. While this film may not be for everyone, ‘Cloud Atlas’ is an intriguing film with the likes of Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant stretching their acting chops to the limit, taking on multiple roles.

’ve always been more than a little dubious about live albums. Sure, Neil Young’s ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ is a triumph of live recording, ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ sounds as good as anything he did in the studio and Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Concert In Central Park’ is one of the best gigs ever committed to tape, but more often than not, the live album tends to sell the band short. While this set from indie-metal pioneers Jane’s Addiction, recorded during their intimate ‘Theatre of the Escapists’ run across the US last year, will never be in the same ball park as the aforementioned sets, it is still a pretty decent document of what Farrell and co can achieve onstage. With tracks like ‘Whores’, ‘Ain’t No Right’, ‘Been Caught Stealing’, ‘Mountain Song’, ‘Stop’, and ‘Three Days’ dominating the set, this is essentially a Janes ‘best of’ and Perry Farrell and friends deliver with a sizeable amount of theatricality and vitality.

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cinematic equivalent. CIA Balkans expert Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) finds himself without a job, so he decides to begin his memoir. His wife (Tilda Swinton) wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry (George Clooney in one of his best roles), a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife. A diskette falls out of a gym bag at a Georgetown fitness center. Two employees there try to turn it into cash: Linda (Frances McDormand), who wants money for elective surgery, and Chad (Brad Pitt), an amiable goof. This hilarious farce is as good as anything the Cohens have done.

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here’s no denying that tribute bands are one unavoidable side-effect of modern popular music. For every Coldplay, Lady Gaga or The Rolling Stones that have reached the musical apex, there is sure to be a plethora of admirers just waiting to emulate their heroes on stage. However, some artists get this treatment more than others. According to the interwebs, there are currently more than 120 Beatles tribute acts doing the rounds at the moment – from Mike Portnoy’s (Dream Theatre) Beatle tribute supergroup Yellow Matter Custard, to the Metallica/Beatles mash-up of Beatallica and everything in between. There is one mob of Beatle fanciers that has taken the idea of the tribute to the next level, opening for the likes of Oasis and snagging slots at such iconic festivals such as Knebworth and

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Glastonbury – The Bootleg Beatles. After a massive Australian run in 2011, the band are winging their way back to us on a tour that will take in Newcastle and George Harrison, ahem, Andre Barreau, told TE that he couldn’t wait to bring the show back to Aussie fans. “We had such an absolute blast last time that we just can’t wait to get back,” he said. Barreau, a founding member of the group, said the show would run the gamut of the Beatles calalogue while paying particular reverence to the aesthetic, with spookily accurate costumes and period-correct instruments and amps. “It’s all about capturing as much of that original spirit and energy that the Beatles had in spades,” he said. “And when you look at their career, the story arc is just so great – I mean you start out with the poppy stuff like ‘She Loves You’ before moving into darker territory on later albums.” Catch The Bootleg Beatles at Wests Lambton on Wednesday, July 17.

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exham Bowling Club is definitely the place to be for anyone seeking a dose of hardcore country when Doug Bruce (pictured) and Roo Arcus bring their ‘Cowboys and Honkytonks’ tour to town this weekend. Both Arcus and Bruce have country pedigrees a mile long. Bruce was born in Texas and knows first-hand what country music fans want to hear, while Arcus is from the NSW Southern Tablelands and he lives and breathes music “the cowboy way”. Teaming up for the tour, the pair will bring fans a great mix of some country classics and their own tunes. Arcus is riding high after his first single ‘This Here Cowboy’ from the album of the same name, topped the country charts for three weeks in a row and was voted the number one country song for 2012 on radio network CMR. Bruce’s last four radio releases – ‘Made That Way’, ‘Sweet’, ‘Coffey Road’ and ‘Honky Tonk Shoes’ – have yielded him a number one and three number two spots on the national top 30 country tracks chart. His latest effort, ‘Thank God I’m a Cowboy’ is moving quickly up the charts and on the Country Music Channel. Doug and his band, The Tailgaters, have been in high demand, playing all the major country music festivals over the last few years, including the highly-acclaimed international CMC Rocks the Hunter, this year performing alongside US superstars Rascall Flats, Big and Rich and The Band Perry, amongst others. He has also just been announced to play CMC Rocks North QLD in September, with international headliners Alan Jackson and Sarah Evans, as well as home-grown stars Adam Brand and McAlister Kemp. Arcus has just returned from a US trip where he was able to tick off a major item on his bucket list – seeing his idol George Strait live in concert. While in the States, he also performed to audiences in Nashville and in Texas, vowing to return again to promote his music to a US audience. Back at home, Arcus is fast becoming a must-see at venues and festivals nationally. He has been booked to play the main stage at one of Australia’s largest festivals, The Gympie Muster. Catch the ‘Cowboys and Honkytonks’ tour at Hexham Bowling Club on Friday, July 12.


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hen Western Sydneysprouted pub rock outfit The Radiators recorded their now seminal pub rock classic ‘Comin’ Home’, all they were expecting was that the single get them a gig on a Saturday night. Now, some 30-plus years since the singles’ release (as well as subsequent gems of the halcyon days of Aussie rock, ‘Gimme Head’ and ‘No Tragedy’) the band are still going strong and showing no signs of slowing down. “Back then, nobody ever dreamt that we’d still be playing that song all these years later,” bass player Geoff Turner told TE. “I guess all we hoped for at that stage was to have a gig the next Saturday and, fortunately for us, that next Saturday, turned into another Saturday, that tuned into tour that turned into a 30-odd year career. “Honestly, though, we thought we’d get about 12 months because if you were around for two or three years, in those days, you were considered old hat – we’ve been very fortunate.”

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t the age of 12 when a guitar was placed in his hands, it wasn’t hard to tell that Ben Travis was destined to be a performer. After years of playing in bands, duos and trios fine-tuning his performance skills, it was time to take the leap and play the way he has always loved: stripped back and acoustic. “I live for the moments my guitar is in my hand, for the moments that I am singing into a microphone. I forget all my troubles, all my problems and everything, for at least those few minutes, feels perfect,” he said. By the age of twenty, Ben had already performed with high profile artists such as The Screaming Jets, Anastasia, Chris Isaak, James Rayne, Kid Courageous and Grinspoon. He has also performed at venues such as the Newcastle and Sydney Entertainment Centres, recorded an EP and toured Malaysia with his band. Now at the age of 23, all of those experiences as well as 7 years fronting local cover band Sundays Record shine through, as does his ability to play just about any request you can shout out in a catchy, fun, unique style that will leave you wanting more. He is also known for his quirky abilities in between songs or sets, “seal like” balancing tricks, card tricks and a joke here or there. Catch Ben Travis when he plays at the Prince of Wales on Sunday, July 14.

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fter plugging away in a series of Newcastle originals and covers outfits since the 90s, songwriter Tony White is taking the leap into solo territory with the release of his stripped back and starkly honest debut EP, ‘Doorways’. White will be launching the EP this weekend and he told TE that while this project is a solo affair, he will be bringing a band with him that is made up of some formidable Novocastrian players. “It’s been very hectic here at the moment getting the band together and everything,” he said. “We’ve been rehearsing pretty constantly and it’s starting to sound pretty good. I’m hoping that we can keep the line-up going for a while – I guess the one constant is my father-in-

law who plays drums, he used to play drums with people like Frank Ifield and Judith Durham. We’ve also got Pete Kreft on bass who’s doing some stuff with McAlister Kemp and Jochen Walter who’s in The Viper Creek Band.” It was a family tragedy that prompted White to re-evaluate his life and to take the leap into solo territory. “I think that when you experience tragedy it really kicks you into gear – I realised that I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided that I’d have a crack. “I pretty much did the whole EP myself at home and it was mixed by my good mate Adam Hills. I think doing it at home, without the stress of being in a studio, definitely helped with the process because, really, there’s nothing worse than trying to record in a studio if you’re not feeling it.” Catch Tony White when he launches his ‘Doorways’ EP at the Great Northern Hotel on Friday, July 12.

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fter parting ways with the brilliantly eclectic dark cabaret act, Newcastle’s Mojo Juju and the Snake Oil Merchants, singer Mojo Juju has spread her wings with a new, selftitled debut album. The album bristles with tales of want, loss and wanderlust with an overarching feeling that Juju and Co recorded it in a dingy, gin-soaked bar-room and it seems as though people are catching on to Juju’s almost un-pigeonholable sound with high profile support slots with the likes of Tony Joe White, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis and the Reverend Horton Heat as well as a sold-out headlining national tour. The one-time Novocastrian, who now calls Melbourne home, will be back in her old stomping ground this weekend playing back-to-back shows. Firstly, Juju will be playing alongside a reformed Snake Oil Merchants for a one-off performance at the Lass O’Gowrie for a benefit gig for the Morrow Park Bowling Club which recently burned down, before backing up the following night with a show at Lizotte’s. Juju told TE that the Morrow Park arts community played a massive part in her early development as an artist and that she wanted to give something back. “Morrow Park was crucial to my development as an artist,” she told TE. “Prior to that, I was in Melbourne just aimlessly doing gigs – I knew that I wanted to play music, just not really what I wanted to do. Then I met the Mousemoon guys and toured around with them for a bit and they were getting Morrow Park up and running so I took some space and the rest is history. “It was just a great place because there were just so many really creative people involved in the space and there was a sense of isolation, so you could

go about the business of creating without much distraction.” After a period of heavy touring with the Snake Oil Merchants, Juju, who cites the likes of Elvis Presley and Tom Waits as major influences on both her style and sound, decided the time was right to spread her musical wings in a more solo fashion – although she did have some misgivings about going out on her own in the first place. “It was kind of scary in the beginning,” she said. “While I wrote the bare bones of the songs for the Snake Oil Merchants, it was still a very collaborative effort. We ended up with some pretty hardcore fans so, when I decided to put something out that was basically a document of the bridge between what the Snake Oil Merchants were doing and where I’m at now, it was kind of nerve wracking. “This time around, I’d say there is a much larger focus on the lyric and telling a story.” Juju said the main benefit, for her, of not having the safety net of a band behind her was that she had become much more adventurous in her approach to production. “With the Snake Oil Merchants, I always found the studio process quite tedious and tended to back away form it a little bit,” she explained. “This time, I really embraced the opportunity to work in a studio and I think that the main thing I learnt was to just have trust in yourself and be willing to take risks.” After her current Australian tour wraps up, Juju will be heading over to Europe for seven weeks of solid touring. “Yeah, it’s going to be a pretty hefty schedule – I think we’ll be playing about five nights a week – I just hope the Europeans are ready.” Catch Mojo Juju at Lizotte’s Lambton on Sunday, July 14. She will also be performing a special, one-off reunion gig with a reformed Snake Oil Merchants at the ‘Dozza’s For The Mozza’ benefit gig at the Lass O’Gowrie on Saturday, July 13.

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f you were wondering why Newcastle soul-infused pop outfit Holly Who haven’t been around much lately, well you’ll be pleased to know that the four-piece haven’t been resting on their laurels but rather hunkered down in the studio working diligently on their debut album. For the uninitiated, these guys have already pricked up quite a few ears both in the local scene, not least for their engaging live shows. The band first broke through on the Triple J Unearthed website with the whip-smart ear-worm ‘Love Like Me’, which reached number two in the Unearthed pop chart – not bad for a single that was only uploaded

to the site so the band, as frontwoman Holly Clayton said, “could test the waters”. The band will be emerging from their recording hole this week for a show at one of their favorite local haunts, the Lass O’Gowrie, and will be sure to be road testing some of the fruits of their studio labour. The show will also be the last time you’ll be able to catch the band for a while as they head over to the Big Apple in August to give New Yorkers a healthy dose of Holly Who. So, you’d do well to get along to this one while the getting is good. Catch Holly Who when they play at the Lass O’Gowrie on Friday, July 12.

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weekend for the ‘Blackest Sabbath’ show. Ngariki and Rob Bell from High Horse, Mac from Kamikaze Kowboys and Jarrod Daunt from Backfire will be joining forces to deliver the ‘Paranoid’ album in its entirety as well as a smattering of subsequent Sabbath hits. Making the night one to remember, a special documentary screening will take place prior to the 90-minute live performance, showing rare footage of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Bulter, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward in action. Catch the ‘Blackest Sabbath’ show at the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday, July 13.

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for me to tour,” Strong said. “The people are just so friendly and also the fact that the film was so successful down there always helps.” While the rest of the original Commitments band will not be joining Strong this time around, he said the eightpiece band he will be bringing with him is quite a formidable soul outfit and that all of the Commitments territory will be covered in the show. “Basically, it’s Andrew Strong celebrating 22 years of The Commitments,” he said. “We’ll be doing all of the songs from the movie and there may be some plans to throw in a few surprises here and there as well.” While Strong says the film’s success still takes him by surprise, he put it down to the fact that it was full of relatable songs and characters. “The movie was a real working class movie and I think that’s what people related to the most,” he said. “The music was also really honest music and they were already classics by the time we got around to doing them. Also, I really think people, particularly in Ireland, related to the struggle of the band. Ireland was a pretty bleak place to be at the time, the economy was quite screwed up and the working class were trying really hard to make ends meet – I guess the movie just made people feel good, which is what soul is all about.” Catch Andrew Strong: The Commitments at Newcastle Panthers on Thursday, August 29.

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The property has a double garage, carport, an in-ground pool and entertainment area. For more information, phone PRD Nationwide Hunter Valley on 4934 2000 or listing agents Luke Anderson or Jessica Dixon on 0408 976 509. Inspect: By appointment.

ustralians who moved house over the last five years moved an estimated 5.7 million old mobiles with them. A new report commissioned by MobileMuster on moving home habits has found Australians keep taking their old mobiles, batteries and chargers with them each time they move, rather than recycling. The number of old mobiles Australians are moving with them each year is astounding. Across Australia, this includes at least 65 tonnes of plastics and 48 tonnes of copper in mobile phones that could be reused, not to mention the steel, precious metals and other elements found in mobiles and chargers that are fully recyclable. Recently released, the report into Australians’ attitudes to moving house also found that: • Old mobiles, chargers and batteries were one of the top three items (35 per cent) not being used or needed anymore that Australians moved with them; • The other top three items were old files, bills and paperwork (59 per cent) and clothing (49 per cent); • Nearly a third (29 per cent) of Aussies said their biggest concerns about moving

were cleaning and packing-up, moving with items that are not needed or used anymore and getting rid of unwanted items. As to why people are moving items they no longer use, nearly a quarter (21 per cent) said they thought it was easier to move with these items than get rid of them. Alarmingly, one out of ten (13 per cent) Aussies that said they would throw away their old electronic items and over a third (36 per cent) of these respondents said they would throw these items into their bin. Australians love technology, but we seem very reluctant, or don’t know how easy it is, to recycle our unused mobiles safely and securely, rather than moving them from house to house and cluttering up our lives. We are calling on all those people who have just moved, or are planning to move, to help keep old mobiles out of landfill by dropping their old mobiles and accessories into our office at Edgeworth Town Square, Shop 1/720 Main Road, Edgeworth. We will work with MobileMuster to recycle all the unwanted devices, rather than having you move to your new home with them, or worse still, throwing them in the bin.

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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, 7.30pm9.30pm, 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 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. 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.

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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. 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 4948 9973. 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, 49 52 3268. 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. 4948 9672. 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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Big wins characterise the round

ome serious muscle was flexed within the Newcastle Rugby League last weekend. Big wins were registered by Macquarie Scorpions over a Maitland side who went in having won six games in a row, Kurri Kurri who were rampant against Central Newcastle and South Newcastle, who were just too strong for Lakes United. In the other game, Western Suburbs gave their coach Craig Miller heart palpitations before being too strong for Port Stephens in the end. This week, on Saturday we have Cessnock coming off the bye and looking for a massive performance against a Maitland side who need to bounce back to get their push for the Finals back in place. Watch this game via live stream on Saturday afternoon from our website www. newcastlerugbyleague.com.au and listen to the experienced commentary by our very own Fordo and Butts.

In the other Saturday clash, the Macquarie Scorpions will be looking to keep their lead on the Premiership table when they host the gutsy Port Stephens Sharks. Peter Walsh has the Sharks causing headaches every week, and nothing on paper would appear to be going to change here. A definite danger game for the Scorps. On Sunday, Western Suburbs will host Lakes United in what is a traditionally tough encounter. Wests took their time before eventually getting over the top of Port Stephens last week, while Lakes were again strong in patches against South Newcastle. Finally, at Townson Oval South, Newcastle will host Central Newcastle. The Lions just need to keep winning, and Central coach Paul Davis will be scratching his head with his sides’ performance at home against Kurri last round. Kurri Kurri will take the bye this weekend.

Duo create history by winning Senior Pairs Championship

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eresfield’s Ron Wilson and Michael Beesley have created history by winning Beresfield’s inaugural State Senior Pairs Championship. In an exciting final, they defeated 2009 titleholders Vic Papworth and Barry Cartwright (Hamilton) 20/16. Papworth and Cartwright trailed 19/16 at the commencement of the last end and were holding 5 shots with Beesley to play his last two bowls. Beesley failed with a drive with his first bowl, but drew the shot with his last bowl to clinch victory. The Newcastle representative team has failed in its bid to retain the Inter-Zone Challenge Shield and Steel Challenge trophy played for at West Dubbo last weekend. Newcastle convincingly defeated North Sydney (Zone 9) 81/57 in Round 1, but then lost 92/79 to Western (Zone 4) in Round 2 on Saturday afternoon. Zone 16 (Illawarra) claimed the Steel Challenge trophy with an 81/66

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victory over Newcastle on Sunday morning. Zone 4, with 3 victories, won the Inter-Zone Shield. Redhead will host the semi-finals and final of the State President’s Singles Championship next Saturday. In the semi-finals John Murray (Belmont) meets Paul Andreason (Lambton) and Paul Delforce (Kahibah) confronts Richard Miller (Redhead). The District Major Singles Championship resumes on Saturday, with defending titleholder Brendon Baker (Valentine) to play Richard Hadley (Stockton) in Round 3 at Kotara. 2009 Champion Martin Ball (Alder Park) should have a good battle with David Horne (Hamilton) and 2007 titleholder David Govan (Valentine) appears evenly matched against Chris Ramage (Soldiers Point). The State Senior Singles Championship commences on Saturday, with defending champion Ian Macrae (Valentine) going up against Glenn Dow (Redhead).

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harlestown Netball Association has finished Runners-Up in the 12U Division Two at the 2013 Netball NSW State Age Championships contested in Sydney late last month. The 12U team finished with 13 wins, two losses and a draw behind eventual champions Lismore, while the 14U Division Two side finished ninth with 11 wins to their name. Charlestown 15U Championship team finished in 13th position in their age division, while their 13U Division Two side finished in 14th position against some of the best netball talent from around the State. Netball NSW President Wendy Archers AM congratulated the successful teams and highlighted the success of the three-day competition, calling the 2013 tournament “one of the best yet”. “Almost 71,000 goals were scored with more than 140,000 whistles blown across the three venues, which are just some of the numbers which highlight the sheer magnitude of this massive marquee event,” Ms Archers said. “Thank you to the three Associations who hosted teams from across NSW for a wonderful three-days of competition. “It was a spectacular display and certainly shines a bright light on the future of Netball in NSW.” The sports body congratulated the 91

Runners up, Charlestown 12U team, at the 2013 Netball NSW State Age Championships

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