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s Bling Performing Arts enters its sixth year, the staff at the Broadmeadow dance studio are proud of what the studio has achieved in this short space of time. In September 2011, Bling students performed at Hollywood’s Universal Studios and Disneyland in Anaheim, working with some of the industry’s most elite choreographers. The experience was so fantastic that studio owner, Toni Zink, is already planning the next tour to Disneyland Florida, an opportunity which is open to all Bling students. This studio at Broadmeadow PCYC, which offers all types of dance including Les Griffith Tap Dance Academy (LGTDA) tap, RAD Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, hip hop, theatre and singing and a new GLEE club, has classes for everyone from babies to adults running from Monday to Saturday. Bling staff specialise in what they teach, passing on their wealth of experience and advice, which shows in their students’ performances.

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Registration Day: Monday 21st January 4-8pm at Charlestown South Primary School Hall (Gari St) $25 per student

Bling is one studio that is all about the children, professional teaching and guest teachers who offer a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Children are given the opportunity to perform at special events around Newcastle throughout the year as well as the studio’s end of year concert, where students showcase their talents to friends and family. Annual LGTDA Tap exams are available to all students to become qualified teachers, along with private lessons. Classes are kept together, so students can do numerous classes, one after the other, saving time and money. Bling Performing can also help parents out with the planning of children’s birthday parties. ‘Bling It Up Parties’ come to your place and entertain the children, teach the guests a dance, provide face painting, balloon animals, games and more. A registration day is being held this Saturday, January 19 at PCYC Broadmeadow from 10am to 2pm. For more information about Bling Performing Arts or Bling It Up Parties, contact 0418 486 851 or visit www.blingperformingarts.com.

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re you looking for a fun and friendly dance studio? Searching for affordable lessons and reasonably priced costumes? Then Bodyrock Dance Studio may be the place for you! Bodyrock offers classes in Jazz, Pom style Cheerleading, Hip Hop, Modern/ Contemporary, Theatrical Dance and beginner/Intermediate Tap. Principal, Michelle Fleming, who has 28 years of dance experience and a background in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Cheerleading, opened Bodyrock in 2004 while she was Newcastle Knights Cheerleader. Today, she is the coach of the Newcastle Knights Cheersquad.

Bodyrock offers students opportunities that few other studios can. In 2008 and 2012, students travelled to the USA to perform in Disneyland, Universal Studios in Hollywood, and also took classes at LA’s most prestigious ‘LA Edge Performing Arts Centre’ where they worked with some of Hollywood’s finest choreographers. Bodyrock is planning another trip to the USA in January 2015 and all students aged 7 years and above will have the opportunity to experience this trip of a lifetime. Besides performing in Disneyland and also at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, all students perform annually at Bodyrock’s spectacular end of year concerts, as well as any other community events such as the Newcastle Show and Mattara Festival. Whether you are a beginner or experienced dancer, at Bodyrock you can share your passion for dance, build confidence and have fun doing it. Registration Day is on Monday, January 21 between 4-8pm at Charlestown South Primary School Hall. For more information on classes and locations, phone 4954 4300 or 0439 434 294 or email bodyrockdance@ optusnet.com.au. Check out the website www.bodyrockdancestudio. com or find them on Facebook at ‘Bodyrock Dance’.


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he Rhythm Factory Talent School in Warners Bay has been teaching dance to children as young as 2 years old for over 20 years, offering classes in Funky Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Tap P.D.A Syllabus, Mini Groovers (Jazz & Ballet 2-5 years) and Performance Troupe.

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ffordable, with great costumes, a well-coordinated timetable, limited extra rehearsals, and exciting music and choreography – this is just some of the positive feedback from parents and students of Heidi’s School of Dance in Newcastle West. Heidi’s School of Dance offers a friendly and personal approach to the exciting world of dance. At Heidi’s, the instructors teach students to appreciate the technical importance of dance through careful training in a nurturing environment, balanced with a great enthusiasm towards enjoyment and creative expression. With a choice of Classical, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Tiny Tot tuition, lessons are conducted in the purpose-built, professionally equipped studios which also have clean change and amenities areas, air conditioning, sprung floors, parking and security.

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Kids from the age of 3 are welcome, and Heidi’s offers specifically designed classes for preschool aged students, which incorporates a variety of dance

styles in a creative introduction to dance. Jazz and modern/contemporary classes are fun for kids and a great way for them to develop their co-ordination, rhythm, self-expression and the values of working together as a team; while Classical classes encourage students to develop their technique, posture, grace and confidence. While Heidi’s examination results have been very successful, examinations are not compulsory, with students having the freedom of choice. Eisteddfod preparation and private technical lessons are also available. The studio’s annual productions at the Civic Theatre are a great opportunity for students to showcase their improvements and talent, as well as gaining valuable performance skills in front of a crowd.

Known for its personal rapport with parents and students, The Rhythm Factory holds a hugely popular, professional end of year production enjoyed by students, staff and parents. The instructors are of an extremely high standard with many years of experience in their own fields and strive to make all classes enjoyable, whilst learning new skills such as coordination, self-confidence and team commitment in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere. Students also learn valuable performance skills for their Half Yearly and End of Year Production, as well as learning about the

wonderful world of entertainment. All tap classes are taught by Cherie Pullar, the co-owner and creator of the Unique Technique P.D.A Syllabus. The Performance Troupe is well known locally, and regularly delight audiences of all ages with their modern and thoroughly entertaining shows at various venues locally such as Speers Point Carols by Candlelight, NBN Telethon, Newcastle Knights Games, Australia Day, Wallsend Fair, Mattara, Newcastle show, Hamilton Street Festivals, and many local fairs and events. They have also performed at Sea World, DreamWorld, with the Watota Choir from Africa and Ricki Lee at Hunter Valley Garden. Classes for 2013 will resume on Monday, February 4. Call Tracey on 4945 1133 or 0438 657 811 for an enrolment pack or for more information on classes.

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TERMS OUTLINED Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse last week, naming six Commissioners who will direct the inquiry. Describing child sexual abuse as an â&#x20AC;&#x153;evilâ&#x20AC;? crime, the PM said that anyone who has ever suffered such abuse deserves to have their voices heard and their claims investigated.

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LOTS OF HOT AIR Claims staff silenced over air conditioning PAGE 9 Newcastle Jockey Club CEO, Cameron Williams, is excited about the coming changes

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ig things are happening at Newcastle Jockey Club (NJC), according to Chief Executive Officer, Cameron Williams, with the process for electing the newly restructured Board of Directors underway and the Club also running two other expressions of interest campaigns. NJC is currently seeking expressions of interest to undertake a $11.2 million race track redevelopment, with the funds coming from Racing NSW under the proviso that NJC restructures its Board and moves to a best practice corporate governance model.

In November, 97 per cent of NJC members voted in favour of the move â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a result Mr Williams didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see coming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was actually quite moved by it,â&#x20AC;? Mr Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That high level of support from members willing to embrace the change weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting to them was outstanding.â&#x20AC;? As a result of the decision, the Board will now consist of 4 member-elected Directors, with the ballot process currently underway, as well as three nominated Directors, with nominations for these positions open until February 22. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m confident this will be a great thing for us and I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just for us, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just for the members, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for all stakeholders, owners, trainers, jockeys,

all those people that use the track and then the general community,â&#x20AC;? Mr Williams said. In addition to the two brand new and world class race tracks, the Club has plans to build new stables, expand their function centre, create improved facilities for their members and also construct a hotel or aged care accommodation on site. Organisations interested in the development and management of the hotel and aged care accommodation are encouraged to submit their expression of interest by Thursday, February 14. Submissions for the $11.2 million race track redevelopment are due by Thursday, January 17. For more information on the developments, visit www.njc.com.au. @triciamorosin

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o, after a restful and relaxing Christmas break, you must be feeling refreshed and ready for the year ahead? Or, like many people around the Hunter, maybe you aren’t feeling so refreshed after the stifl ing heatwave that’s taken hold over NSW the past week. The hot weather has certainly caught the attention of the commercial television networks and to a lesser extent, some newspapers. Based on the rolling coverage, you’d think a spell of hot weather during an Australian summer is an anomalous event. Granted, there were records set, and the efforts of the emergency services and volunteers fighting fi res should be recognised, but if we don’t see

another live cross to a packed beach this summer, I’d be happy. The big story of the week in the Hunter had a bit to do with the hot conditions. With the news that Maitland Hospital’s air conditioning system failed last week, the NSW Opposition was quick to jump on the story, with Acting Opposition Leader, Linda Burney, travelling to Maitland on Thursday to point out the failings of the NSW health system. Our journalist, Tricia Morosin, dug a bit deeper and found that nurses were given a directive not to talk to the media or engage in social media last week, the timing of which has angered the NSW Nurses’ Association. See page 9 for more. Have a story for us? Email editorial@newcastlepost.com.au

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itting around whinging to your friends doesn’t always amount to much, but for local concrete plant operator, David Jordan, that conversation inspired him to create The Other Film Society (TOFS), a not-for-profit fi lm society with the aim of showcasing foreign, independent, unusual, classic and art house fi lms. The fi lm buff was frustrated at the lack of diversity in the fi lms screened in Newcastle and resented having to travel to Sydney to see non-mainstream fl icks. His friends suggested he do something about it. “I wanted to create a society with membership open to the public for a bit of fun and to bring people together for the love of fi lm,” Mr Jordan said. “TOFS aims to give Newcastle the variety available in other major cities.” So far the response has been positive, with around 200 people purchasing memberships and many Novocastrians registering their interest in TOFS’s summer season, which consists of three monthly outdoor cinema events at Nobby’s Beach Lighthouse. The fi rst of the three will be Canadian French-language drama, ‘Monsieur Lazhar’, nominated in 2012 for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. On Saturday, February 16, TOFS will show

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The Other Film Society’s Founder, David Jordan. PHOTO: Doug Coleman

multi-award-winning fi lm, ‘The Giants’ and on Saturday, March 16, ‘A Simple Life’. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic and beverages. Gates open

at 6:30pm, with the screening just after sunset. Season memberships (for all three fi lms) cost $70 and must be purchased before the fi rst screening.

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M Julia Gillard announced the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse last week, naming six Commissioners who will direct the inquiry. Describing child sexual abuse as an

“evil” crime, the PM said that anyone who has ever suffered such abuse deserves to have their voices heard and their claims investigated. “The Royal Commission will inquire into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse and related matters,” Ms Gillard said. “It will investigate where systems have

failed to protect children, and make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual abuse” Ms Gillard said the Royal Commission can look at any private, public or nongovernment organisation that is, or was, involved with children, including government agencies, schools, sporting clubs, orphanages, foster care, and religious organisations.

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aitland Hospital’s nurses have been intimidated into not speaking publicly about last week’s air conditioning malfunction, which resulted in surgeries being postponed or transferred to John Hunter Hospital, the NSW Nurses Association is claiming. According to Hunter Organiser, Matt Byrne, a directive was sent from Hunter New England Health’s Director of Nursing, Sue McFadyen, to all of the hospital’s Nursing Unit Managers, asking them to remind their nurses to read and sign the Code of Conduct and the Social Media Guidelines. “[Th is information is covered off at induction], there was no reason for it to be circulated now,” Mr Byrne said. “Th is is pure intimidation.” When contacted by the Post, Hunter New England (HNE) Health confi rmed the directive had been sent to staff but would not comment on why it was sent last week. Acting Opposition Leader, Linda Burney, visited the hospital on Thursday with Councillors Loretta Baker and Henry Meskauskas, calling on the Government to do a complete audit of cooling systems in Hunter hospitals. They claimed the government was stalling on releasing an air conditioning

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Maitland Labor Councillors Loretta Baker (left) and Henry Meskauskas with NSW Acting Opposition Leader, Linda Burney, at Maitland Hospital on Thursday

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LAKE MACQUARIE MATTERS by Lake Macquarie City Council Mayor, Cr Jodie Harrison

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ummer is a magical time in Lake Macquarie. Our natural landscape lends itself to an amazing array of activities if you want to keep busy, but if relaxing is more your thing, then we’ve got that covered too. Council is hosting a great range of free and low-cost events and activities for all ages until the end of January, so there’s no excuse to be bored these school holidays. Still to come at our libraries, you can enjoy a magic or a puppet show, make a mask, or learn how to create caricatures and cartoons. Next week at our pools, we are hosting learn-to-swim programs at very reasonable prices. There are only a few spots left in the classes, so book straight away. There are also some great activities to enjoy as part of our summer coastal activities program, including a kayaking tour at Nords Wharf, a cycling tour on Coon Island at

Swansea, and a landscape artistry workshop at Speers Point. To make a booking for these activities, please phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4921 0333. At www.visitlakemac.com.au we’ve made it easy for you to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Macquarie, with our “Top 20 sights to see and do” and sample itineraries for a great day out. You can also download e-brochures highlighting trails for walking and even kayaking, as well as a fishing guide with information on nine great spots to help you on your way to boasting about your catch of the day! Don’t forget you can stay up-to-date with what’s going on around the City by visiting our website www.lakemac. com.au, or if you are more techsavvy, ‘like’ the Lake Macquarie City Council Facebook page (Lakemaccity), or follow us on Twitter (@lakemac) for updates you can view on your Smartphone or electronic device.

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Water wise: Residents urged to watch water use

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esidents are being urged to monitor their water use during the current heatwave conditions, following Hunter Water recording its second-highest demand for water use last Tuesday. Hunter Water Chief Operating officer, Darren Cleary, said water usage across last Tuesday’s heatwave conditions peaked at 291.6 megalitres, just short of the 312 megalitres recorded in February 2011. “Tuesday’s peak was an increase of 60 per cent on the average daily consumption throughout 2012,” Mr Cleary said.

“The system is coping...but we urge customers to be mindful of their water usage. “We often take for granted simple things like turning on the shower or the washing machine, and it’s important we are careful with what we use and not waste water. “Lawns do not need watering to survive a dry spell and it’s worth remembering that hoses and sprinklers can use as much as 1,000 litres of drinking water per hour...more than a family of four uses in a whole day.” For tips on how to save water in the home, visit www.hunterwater.com.au.


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Home time Students farewell their long-serving teacher

Retiring teacher, Vicki Munro, is farewelled by Blackalls Park Public School students

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fter 28 years of dedicated service to Blackalls Park Public School, teacher Vicki Munro is fi nally putting down the chalk. Mrs Munro began teaching at the school in 1985, and said she loved the school so much that she stayed. “It’s got everything,” she said. “The staff are lovely and caring and have the children’s best interests at heart.” She also spoke of the numerous opportunities the school provides for its students: academic, sporting or in the arts. Mrs Munro began her career in Lithgow in 1979, then taught at Telarah and Woodberry before taking

the position at Blackalls Park. During her time there, she taught from Kindergarten up to Year 6. Former Blackalls Park principal, John Pritchard, described Mrs Munro as someone who was great for staff morale, and placed importance on student welfare. He also described her as someone who liked to stay out of the spotlight. “She was happiest and most fulfi lled when in the classroom with her class.” Mrs Munro agreed with that statement, saying that she didn’t seek promotion because she was happy in the classroom. “I was just your typical, traditional classroom teacher,” she said. “Technology is great, but I believe it will never replace a teacher in the classroom.”

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NEWCASTLE MATTERS by Newcastle City Council Lord Mayor, Jeff McCloy

Sandstone beauty backdrop for works of art*

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ast week I outlined to the media my plans for the historic Newcastle Post Office to house the Art Gallery expansion. Newcastle Region Art Gallery is the custodian of one of the most substantial public art collections outside Australia’s capital cities, with works such as William Dobell’s celebrated portrait of a Strapper (1941). The rare and rich collection is deserving of an equally impressive gallery, both awe-inspiring and functional. What better place than this 1904 sandstone beauty in the heart of our city to play backdrop to these works of art! I have walked through the derelict

post office on the corner of Hunter and Bolton Streets and inspected for myself the work required. Though Council is yet to consider the Post Office, I believe that Council can partner with the NSW and Federal Government. We can achieve an outcome for the gallery expansion and for The City of Newcastle to attract thousands of locals and tourists and create masses of new art lovers. I am encouraged by the response of people who share my vision. I have received numerous letters of support and phone calls and am optimistic knowing that so many Novocastrians really care about the future of our great city.

*The opinion expressed in this column is the personal opinion of the Lord Mayor and not of the elected council.

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GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED NOW! Who is at risk? Salvos Store Chaplain, Major Robert Sneller, meeting with Salvos staff

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ewcastle’s Salvos Store Chaplain, Major Robert Sneller, is this month celebrating 40 years of service. Major Sneller fi rst entered The Salvation Army Training College in 1971, at the age of 21, and after three years of training, became a Salvation Army Officer. “It’s not really a job, it’s a calling – you really believe that God has called you to be a Salvos Officer,” Major Sneller explained. “It’s given me all the purpose in life and fulfi llment. I’ve enjoyed every moment, even the hard times.” During his 40 years of service, Major

Sneller has worked with homeless youth, the elderly in aged care centres, people fighting addiction and women and children who have been abused. “The most rewarding part has been the opportunity to meet many thousands of people and, not always answer their problems, but go with them on their journey,” Major Sneller said. “It’s been a privilege being part of their lives.” Major Sneller credited his wife of 38 years, Evelyn, for helping him keep focused on his calling, and also wanted to remind people how to donate items. According to Major Sneller, the Salvos spend around $5 million per year on taking unsuitable donated items to landfi ll – funds that could otherwise be invested in local community projects. @triciamorosin

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n what is literally becoming a mounting problem, Maitland’s St Vincent de Paul volunteers are urging the public to think before they dump broken and faulty goods in and around bins in the Maitland area, something that is costing the society $340 each month in removal fees. East Maitland store manager, Jill Zurawski, said the volunteers get everything from soiled clothing and faulty electronics to broken glass and old mattresses. “Just dumping one mattress costs us $27,” she explained. Items are being dumped beside the bins, at the back doors or stores and even outside while the store is open.

“We installed roller doors to stop it, but now people just leave rubbish on the footpath.” According to Ms Zurawski, people are also fossicking through donations before the charity has a chance to sort them. “I drove past one day and I saw a couple sitting on deckchairs going through the donations.” East Ward councillor, Ben Whiting, believes community education could reduce the problem. “I have spoken with some local charities doing great work in the community and it does appear the problem is fairly widespread. “Council has a role to play here as well as the media and the charities themselves,” he said. Cr Whiting urged the public to donate in consultation with local charities.

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Tocal College is being considered for listing on the State’s Heritage Register

Of interest: Heritage consideration for college

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inister for Heritage and Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, has welcomed advice that Tocal College at Tocal is being considered for listing on the State Heritage Register. The Heritage Council of NSW resolved at its December meeting to give notice of its intention to consider the listing of the historic building. Held in high esteem by the architectural profession, the college is widely viewed as a seminal work of midtwentieth century architecture. Ms Parker said Tocal College is being considered by the Heritage Council as significant for being an example of the Sydney School style with its uniquely Australian response to materials and location. “The proposal which covers the C.B Alexander Campus and Moveable Collection is acknowledgement of its

heritage significance to the people of NSW,” Ms Parker said. The college, designed by architects Phillip Cox and Ian Mackay, is credited with being at the beginning of a truly Australian period of architecture and received the prestigious Sulman architecture award in 1965. The public submission period on the Heritage Council’s proposal commences today and will close on January 28. “Any members of the community, owners, managers, organisations or other interested parties are invited to make a written submission regarding the proposed listing and significance of Tocal College – C.B.Alexander Campus and Moveable Collection,” Ms Parker said. Details of the nomination, the State Heritage Register, listing criteria, making a submission and the benefits of listing can be viewed at www.oeh.nsw.gov.au/ Heritage/listings.

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gold equipment, including a bar with a refrigerator and an ice maker, as well as a television, a custom-made lounge, a telephone and an electric boot polisher. The tour raised $150,000 (around $1 million) for The Benevolent Society and other charities. To share your memories, visit www.benevolent.org.au.

he archives of The Benevolent Society have revealed an unusual connection between Newcastle and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. In 1968, Elvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; famous gold Cadillac was the draw card of a national fundraising tour, and Newcastle was one of the 40 cities it visited. In celebration of the societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200th anniversary, CEO Anne Hollonds is encouraging locals to share their memories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our story is really the story of the many lives weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve touched and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re appealing to the public to contribute their memories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of all the interesting and unusual stories The Benevolent Society can tell about our 200-year history, the story of Elvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gold Cadillac tour is one that really captures peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imagination.â&#x20AC;? The car was worth $75,000 (or $500,000 in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dollars), and had been coated 40 times with paint containing diamond dust and fish scales. Inside, there was over $10,000 (or $66,000 now) of Elvis Presleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gold car visited Newcastle during its 1968 tour

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very new year we make resolutions to ‘be healthy’ by promising ourselves to exercise regularly, eat well, and give up smoking and other bad habits. Following such basic rules can cut heart disease risk by 80 per cent, diabetes risk by 90 per cent and cancer risk by 50 per cent, according to the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study. But most of us fail to keep these resolutions. Here is some current research to support each goal to give you a reason to achieve them. Wear a pedometer. New research suggests that routinely wearing a pedometer encourages people to walk about an extra mile each day, lose weight and lower their blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking and a total of 10,000 steps per day. Don’t forget strength training, involving both the upper and lower body. Too many people neglect resistance exercise, particularly women for whom it’s crucial for preventing muscle and bone loss with age. Lift weights for at least 20 minutes, 2-3-times per week. Eat at least two fish meals per week. The evidence is strong that the oils in darker types of fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring, are

beneficial for the heart and brain and may even lower the risk of cancer. Drink water. No matter where you are, water should always be the fi rst thing you reach for when you’re thirsty. Water truly is essential. Sleep 8 hours a night. A number of recent studies have confi rmed that you really do need at least 8 hours a night. Among the many benefits: adequate sleep makes you feel better, decreases risk for cardiovascular disease and boosts memory. Keep sugar and caffeine (the “legal evils”) to a minimum. It’s hard to believe, but decreasing sugar actually increases people’s energy, by minimizing the highs and lows that sweet foods triggers. You will also lose weight by decreasing the sugar. Different people react differently to caffeine, but most of us are probably overstimulated already, and adding a stimulant just increases things like road rage. Consider acupuncture and massage as valid therapies for chronic problems, such as back pain and neuropathy. Seeing a good massage therapist for neck strain may work better than taking extra strength panadeine or nurofen regularly. Finally, don’t focus on dieting. Focus instead on eating. If you’re hungry, you’re more likely to overeat.

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ith the hot sun beating down, the pool looking so inviting and the beach calling, the last thing that you want to do in summer is pack on the makeup. Now don’t get me wrong, I love makeup. For me, there is nothing better than experimenting with different products and different looks, especially when I am looking forward to a night out, but makeup and summer don’t go so well together. When you are out in the heat, foundation leaves you feeling as though your pores are screaming for air, your mascara starts to run and your lipstick begins to dry out, crack and peel. In addition to the poor comfort levels, most of us forget to put on sunscreen underneath our makeup. Many women wear makeup to enhance their features and boost their self esteem, which is important, but when wearing makeup becomes unbearable, what can we use as an alternative? Over the Christmas and New Years break I took a holiday up the coast and spent a week by the beach, soaking up the sun. It was on this holiday that I realised how, in some situations, it can be really inconvenient and uncomfortable to

If you want to see a topic discussed, or have a question answered, email katherine.tweed@mediaview.com.au

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wear makeup. I found myself constantly reapplying and touching it up until I become so frustrated that I stopped wearing it altogether. I began to look for products that would provide me with the coverage that I wanted, without leaving me feeling sticky and uncomfortable. I wanted something that smoothed my complexion, was inexpensive, felt light on my skin with SPF included. With these guidelines in mind, I found, and tested, some ‘summer proof ‘ products that I could use as an alternative to foundation. Of all the products that I looked at and tried out, I couldn’t go past tinted moisturiser for its coverage and cost, however there was one product that was just one step above the rest. BB Creams, referred to as Blemish or Beauty Balms, provide moisturisation, a light, breathable coverage and SPF protection. There are many similarities between BB Creams and tinted moisturisers, however it is said that BB Creams contain healing properties and from my experience, they are much lighter. I found that the Nude Magique BB Cream by L’Oreal Paris worked best for me but there are so many products out there to try, ranging from around $10 to over $100.

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ny time is a good time to quit smoking. There’s nothing special about New Year; and regardless of how long you’ve been a smoker, it’s never too late to quit. Studies have shown that for smokers who quit at age 50, the risk of a tobacco related death is reduced by about two thirds; and for those who stop before middle age, the risk is little more than for nonsmokers. However, becoming and staying a non-smoker doesn’t happen by accident. Smokers who plan before they quit are significantly more successful than those who don’t; and planning can be done quickly and easily. The decision to quit must be yours and yours alone, but to help you plan for long term success you should enlist the support of family and friends. Your pharmacist can also offer you valuable support.

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hen I arrived back in the office after Christmas, we were all discussing our respective days: how many people we had to visit, what everyone received, did they go to mass or didn’t they and how much food we were forced to eat. At this point, my colleague said, “It doesn’t matter what you eat between Christmas and New Years, it’s what you eat between New Years and Christmas that counts.” I love it! I hadn’t heard that saying before. It would seem over indulgence is the theme for Christmas these days. Children get completely spoilt, feasts are prepared and the wine is free flowing. Most of my colleagues, including me, came back into the office still full from Christmas! According to Planet Ark, Australians were said to have spent more than $10 billion on food in December. That is a staggering amount of food, of which about a third becomes landfi ll. We opted for a seafood lunch this Christmas day and it was delicious. I ventured down to the Sydney Fish Markets with my mum at 6am on Christmas Eve morning and there were already thousands of people (yes thousands, I am not exaggerating) purchasing their fresh seafood for the following days. It is typical in my family that we all eat leftovers for the next few days; some you look

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is an option worth considering. These nicotine substitutes help to treat the withdrawal symptoms and cravings which can make it so difficult to quit. A variety of NRT products is available in Australia, inlcuding patches, gum, inhaler, lozenges, mini-tablets and so-called sublingual spray. All these medications are available from pharmacies without prescription; and two prescription-only products taken orally (bupropion and varenicline) may also be useful for some smokers who want to quit. For more self-help strategies to help you quit smoking, check out the advice at pharmacies providing the Self Care health information. Call 1300 369 772 for the nearest location or visit the Pharmaceutical Society website at www.psa.org.au and click on ‘Self Care’.

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forward to devouring again and others you are completely over eating. Whilst seafood is a little harder to ‘save’ for later, I hope you had the forethought to pack away and freeze what you could to minimise the waste. Another thing that shocked me this Christmas is the amount of packaging you have to dismantle for every single toy given to your children. Some of them are impossible to open and take the best part of 30 minutes just to get out of the box. Why do toy companies do this? I heard it was to minimise the number of shoplifters taking things out of the packaging and stowing them in bags, but surely this can’t be the case. Thank goodness for recycling, which plays a great role in reducing this problem. To complete Christmas, we arrived home laden with new toys and leftovers and I proceeded to go through all my children’s ‘old’ toys and gather up anything they hadn’t played with for a while, taking them down to St Vincent de Paul. I usually try to do this before Christmas but this year I ran out of time. I explain to my children exactly where their toys are going and they gladly help pack most of them up – with the odd debate, of course. So this was my Christmas – a wonderful couple of days spent with my beautiful family, replete with overindulgence. Happy New Year!

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MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

Jupiter is retrograde in your 3rd house in January placing the focus on money issues; however between February 1st to June 27th you will come up with some great new ideas to bring in extra cash. The hard work you’ve put in to your career will really pay off in April. From August the focus shifts to your home life and one of your parents may need some extra care or help. October is a particularly sensual time, you’ll be feeling very secure within a relationship.

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Having Saturn in your 7th house is challenging to deal with as it means all your relationships are the source of endless lessons. Jupiter is in your 2nd house until June 27th, bringing a need to focus on economic security. In April/May the stars are blasting you into action so expect a major overhaul on the health front. In June/July it’s time to indulge your adventurous side and have an unusual getaway. In October/ November it is important that you pay attention to your partners needs.

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MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

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In 2013, duty and responsibility call and boring routine is your friend. Slow and steady plodding really is your best bet, whilst this outlook applies to every area of your life, it will ring particularly true with your work and health routine. Jupiter is Retrograde in your sign in January lowering your enthusiasm. In June/ July, be wary of losing and misplacing things of value. In October-December your closest relationships come into focus so be prepared to talk about any differences.

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JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

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In 2013, sultry Pluto continues to transform your love life and unless mistakes and misunderstandings are put behind you, separations are likely. Jupiter is Retrograde in your 12th house in January making it a rather expensive month. From February 1st to June 27th your nurturing side kicks into action. In April/May networking will help you to move forward career wise. During September/ October you have amazing partnership stars, both personally and professionally.

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Saturn is in your 4th house and the demands of your family will weigh heavily on you and trying to get on with relatives or flatmates will be challenging. You may also fi nd that your home or property requires some urgent repairs. Mars is in your partnership sector in January and extra understanding and tolerance will be required with your lover. Your ability to generate money between February and June will depend upon how charming you are with your boss and clients.

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With Neptune in your 7th house, everything your lover says and does will seem absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately, you aren’t looking at the situation for what it is; never mind, as reality will creep in again all too soon. Between February to June older people and those in positions of authority will do much to help further your career. As Saturn is in your 3rd house it is the ideal time to study, as you will be highly focused and disciplined. By November your future will look a lot brighter.

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SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

The Sun highlights your work sector during February/March and you are likely to receive a great deal of useful help from others at work. Some of those who help you will be equipped with specialised knowledge. In April/May Saturn in your 2nd house sees a fi nancial worry coming to a head and you will have to take decisive action to sort it out once and for all. In December there will be a number of things to sort out involving the home and family.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Saturn in Scorpio is going to see you growing in prestige and power and it will be necessary for you to be highly responsible in all you do. There will be a lot of demands and duties on your shoulders and if you focus on the positive, all this can be the making of you. In February, April and July, Uranus creates unexpected breakthroughs on the career front. In August/ September, Jupiter in Cancer sees dreams of romance being turned into reality, so think positive thoughts.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Mercury turns Retrograde in February and you need to be prepared for confusions and complications on the home front. Old family feuds may reignite and if you are planning to do some renovations then expect things to be challenging. April/May sees a highly productive and rewarding time at work. Jupiter moves into your 8th house in July helping to take your relationship to the next level. The passion and devotion you have for each other will be highly visible.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Happy Birthday Capricorn! Gutsy Saturn challenges you to let go of the past and to cooperate with others, if you can manage to do this 2013 will see you scaling the heights of success. Obstacles that have irritated you for some time will now be swept away. Up until July, the focus is on your work and health and you have the drive and initiative to make the most of your prospects. In October, Mercury Retrograde indicates a need to be careful of misunderstandings with loved ones.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

With Mars in your 2nd house, in February you will be in a highly efficient and practical frame of mind which ushers in an extremely promising time, both fi nancially and career wise. August/ September you need to keep your temper when dealing with your loved ones or partner as their behaviour may make you extremely angry. November/December sees your social sector heating up as you reconnect with old friends or relatives that you haven’t seen for some time.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

With Mars in your 2nd house in February you will be in a highly efficient and practical frame of mind which ushers in an extremely promising time, both fi nancially and career wise. Exuberant Jupiter is shining the spotlight onto fun and romance until July and there is likely to be the news of a birth or a pregnancy. August/September you need to keep your temper. November/December sees your social sector heating up as you reconnect with old friends or relatives that you haven’t seen.

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t the beginning of a new year it is important to think about your business future. The old adage suggests that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. There are many tools available to get something down in writing that you can refer to throughout the year and see if you are on track. A formal business plan is a good idea for some people. Many templates and pro forma examples are publicly available for you to simply fi ll in the blanks. But, a word of warning. It is not the exercise of writing the plan that matters. Of far greater importance is the thinking behind the written plan. In its simplest form a plan for the year ahead should describe how the business will look in 12 months time and provide a road map to get there. If you are too busy to do the hard thinking, can I suggest you at least write down about 5 goals. These should be specific and realistic to work best. Here is an example. Rather than simply aim to do more for the environment, describe a specific recycling and waste

program for your business and give the waste reduction a numerical target. Next, give yourself time to change old habits. If you want to change a certain behaviour, you must break the old habit before a new one takes its place. Be patient. Once you have written down your goals, verbalise them. Speaking things out loud reinforces the message and engages the brain. And do this repeatedly. You should return to your goals on a daily or weekly basis. You should also try and make sure the goals are yours and not someone else’s. If you set a goal and are not personally committed, you will probably fall short. Personal motivation is a very powerful tool to achieve outcomes and make change in your business And in business expect road blocks and detours. You will make mistakes. But remain focused on the long game and your goals will be achieved. Remember, sometimes it is a marathon and not a sprint to take your business in a new direction or achieve a new level.

John Church manages a Newcastle advertising agency, digital printing company and PR consultancy.

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he post-Christmas period can be quiet for some businesses. I asked our business banking manager, Stephen Skujins, for five things you can do to help the cash registers ring for the rest of the year. First up is a review of business basics. Make sure you have the key elements to managing your cashflow under control: your stock, creditors and debtors. Chase up any late paying debtors and get rid of excess stock. Do you need to change your systems to make monitoring these items easier this year? Next, make sure your employees are on the same page as you. Does everyone understand your business vision and goals for the year? Make sure each staff member is clear on what they have to do to meet these goals and have the skills and procedures to do their job well. Th irdly, do a tidy up. Whether it is your shop, factory, work car or ute, a well presented business looks more professional, engenders staff pride

and gives customers confidence in the quality of your business. First impressions count. You should have your 2012 accounts from your accountant by now. If you don’t, get them. Your accounts are tools for managing your business, not just something you need for the tax office. Look at last year’s figures and your business plan to work out what worked well and what didn’t work so well. You don’t have to do this alone. Ask key people for their input including staff, customers, your accountant, business banker and coach. Pick three priority areas to change. Finally, do a cash flow forecast for the year and make a diary entry to update it monthly. Th is is one of the best ways to spot issues before they become problems. It also helps you to identify your funding needs for the year so you have the necessary funds in place when you need them. Happy New Business Year.

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f it’s anthemic Celtic-inspired punk rock you like, then that’s exactly what you’re going to get on Boston’s finest Dropkick Murphy’s latest album, ‘Signed And Sealed In Blood’. While their last effort, ‘Going Out In Style’, was a concept album chronicling the life of fictional Irish American Cornelius Larkin, ‘Signed...’ is an unabashed slice of blue collar punk rock that mixes equal parts Pogues and Social Distortion and makes for one rousing listening experience indeed. Right from the opening strains of ‘The Boys Are Back’ and all of its rousing, rowdy and chant inducing histrionics, the band grab you by the throat and never let go – save for a few moments, ‘Prisoner Song’ and ‘Rose Tattoo’, that delve more into the bands Irish folk heritage. If you’re a fan of the Dropkicks, then this is one album that you’ll definitely want in your collection.

he fourth installment in the ‘Bourne’ series has plenty going for it, with a whip-smart script and some great action sequences, however it sits slightly uncomfortably within the Robert Ludlum-created universe. This time around, agent provocateur Jason Bourne is nowhere to be found and, in his place, is the equally all-business Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner). With a script relying heavily on the first three films, we meet Cross on a training exercise in Alaska when he is suddenly marked for death by his superiors, led by the uncompromising Eric Bayer (Edward Norton). He escapes to Chicago in time to rescue medical researcher Dr Marta Sheering (Rachel Weisz) and a kill-or-be-killed chase ensues with plenty of visceral action sequences that fans of the series have come to expect. However, a sub-plot of ‘druggedup’ superagents, with Cross on a chase to find his ‘blues and greens’ to keep his enhancements in place, seems to jar with the first three films. The almost inexplicably abrupt inclusion of the ultimate superagent in act three stuck out from the otherwise tight script. Hopefully Matt Damon will return for round five.

his subtle, lilting drama is definitely one of Kevin Costner’s better outings but, then again, it’s pretty hard to go wrong under the masterful direction of Clint Eastwood. Costner eschews his typical nice guy persona as Butch Haynes who, along with his partner in crime, escapes from prison and kidnaps a young boy, fleeing across Texas. As they travel together, a bond develops between Butch and the young boy, with all roads seeming to lead to a fatalistic end with Texas Ranger Red Garnett (Eastwood) and criminologist Sally Gerber (Laura Dern) hot on their heels. Eastwood, once again, shows a deft touch in the director’s chair and manages to paint a complex portrait of a man on the run. Highly watchable.

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f it’s an honest, meat and potatoes acoustic rock and roll set dripping with jaw-dropping 12-string lead, ‘in-the-pocket’ vocal harmonies across rock, rhythm and blues, as well as a dash of folk for good measurekinda set you’re after, then look no further than a Nick Raschke Duo show. Newcastle gig tragics will already be well aware of Raschke’s guitar acrobatics – his musical prowess is second to none as anyone who ever saw him slinging the axe at the old Family Hotel in the legendary Newcastle band The Slots will swear. Completing the duo is Kathy Francis – an outstanding singer and guitarist who has talent to burn and, together they create a lush vintage sound that will entertain, satisfy and surprise. Catch them at Lake Macquarie Tavern on Friday, January 18.

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fter sold-out performances across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide last year and hot on the heels of their impressive performances on the smash-hit TV show, ‘The Voice’, Carmen Smith and Diana Rouvas will be coming to Newcastle for a very intimate acoustic show. The show will essentially be made up of three sets, with both singers performing separate sets before they join each other onstage for a powerhouse encore that is sure to impress. Smith is a versatile and engaging performer who not only writes, produces, dances and performs her own material but has done the same for many successful Australian artists. Her vocals have been featured on tracks from the likes of Diesel, Thirsty Merc and Guy Sebastian and she has just released her new single, ‘They Don’t Know Me’, on iTunes.

Rouvas, on the other hand, has been plying her trade in the Sydney soul circuit for years now. The pint-sized singer with one heck of a set of pipes loves nothing more than playing late-night venues – becoming energised from the hum and buzz of the afterhours lifestyle. The two singers had only heard of one another through mutual friends and when they finally met on the set of ‘The Voice’, it was like two old friends coming together according to Smith. “It was like I had known her for years,” she said. “I started singing one of her songs to her from her EP a few years back – she flipped.” Once on ‘The Voice’, both singers were crowd favourites and earned the respect of the judges and their fellow contestants. Catch Carmen Smith and Diana Rouvas when they play at Lizotte’s on Thursday, January 17.

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comes from a widely eclectic range of backgrounds and musical disciplines. The band have been playing for more than six years and have taken their fast bulgars, melodious waltzes and swinging rhythms across the US, Canada, Mexico, Guatamala and Europe. This is one band that is guaranteed to get you up and dancing, put the p in your pistiol and the zing in your zinger. This is an outfit that have to be experienced live to be believed. Catch The Underscore Orkestra, along with Feel The Manouche and Shamozel Tov, at the Lass O’Gowrie on Wednesday, January 30.

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f you were at the Lass O’Gowrie last weekend, then you would have been privy to a heady display of gypsy jazz swing, Klemzer and Balkan folk courtesy of Portland, Oregon sextet The Underscore Orkestra. Thankfully after such a successful and raucous (I’m told the party continued with the band and around 50 revellers with some nude swimming at the Bogey Hole) turn on the Lass stage, the Orkestra are set to do it all again at the end of the month. In case you missed out, The Underscore Orkestra is a feast for the senses that incorporates violin, accordion, guitar, clarinet, horns, flute, harmonica, bass, vocals and perhaps a bit of belly dancing into a delicious Manouche gumbo. Led by the energetic Jorge Kachmari, who is equally at home on vocals, harmonica, piccolo and violin, each member of The Underscore Orkestra

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rom inspiring and delighting audiences around the world to getting the party started in local pubs and clubs, Kotadama are definitely one to please a crowd. Since forming in 2007, the boys have released their first studio album and have achieved great success with their original music. They have travelled to the UK, Japan and India as well as being aired on US TV stations such as CBS, NBC and FOX. As well as their original work,

Kotadama have also been entertaining local patrons with their covers performances. One thing is for sure, this band is definitely one act that will have the dance floor packed and grooving all night long. Performing classics from artists such as the Angels, Violent Femmes, Stereophonics, U2, AC/DC, Men At Work, Kings of Leon, Oasis and Coldplay, these guys have everyone covered. Catch Kotadama at the Exchange Hotel on Saturday, January 19.

YOU’D BE LOONY TO MISS OUT ON THIS KID... I f 2012 was any indication, 2013 could quite possibly be the biggest on record for Sydney hiphopper Kid Mac. After releasing his debut album ‘No Man’s Land’, Kid Mac became somewhat of an internet sensation with the clip for the first single ‘She Goes Off’ (featuring Mickey Avalon) clocking up more than 170,000 views on Youtube. Apart from one hell of a catchy hook, the video features cameos from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Steve Aoki. If that wasn’t enough, on the eve of his sold-out ‘No Man’s Land’ national tour, Mac took out artist of the year and best video at the Music Oz awards. Mac’s debut long player, ‘No Man’s Land’, is a solid collection of alternative, electro and indie jams with a slew of snappy melodies and sporadic but perfectly placed rap over the top and collaborations from the likes of Mickey Avalon, Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls) and Sarah McLeod. The album’s second single, ‘Lunatic’, after which the current tour is named, drips with an 80s electro vibe and shows Mac’s lighter side as he rattles off a litany of ‘lunatic’ experiences (both personal and from friends) with the obsessive side of the dating game. So just who is Kid Mac? Hailing from Sydney’s south, Mac has spend much of the past few years in the studio writing and working alongside Melbourne-based producers Twice As Nice, building up much anticipation for the album with tracks like ‘Freedom’,

‘Hear You Calling’ and ‘Nobody Sleep Nobody Get Hurt’. Outside the studio, Mac has been flogging the touring circuit with his three-piece band in tow – blowing up dance floors both here and overseas, sharing stages and bills with the likes of Mickey Avalon, The Beautiful Girls, Bliss N Eso and The Game. Kid Mac also opened for hiphop legends Wu Tang Clan on their recent Australian tour at the behest of legendary Wu-Claner, RZA. Catch Kid Mac when he plays at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday, January 25.

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iven that seminal Australian songwriter Ed Kuepper has constantly reinvented himself over his 36-plus year career – first in the incendiary and globally influential punk outfit The Saints, then with the experimental free jazz-esque Laughing Clowns, to the feedback drone of The Aints and an impressively eclectic solo catalogue – it should come as no surprise that he would want to put an updated spin on earlier work. That’s exactly what he’s done on his latest album ‘Second Winter’ – with long-time collaborator and drummer Mark Dawson – that features selected tracks from Kuepper’s highly influential debut solo album ‘Electrical Storm’ and his 1986 set ‘Rooms of the Magnificent’. Kuepper, who will be bringing his twoman show to Lizotte’s this week, said the album was borne out of a kind of reunion tour that gained momentum. “A promoter basically asked us to do it – that show’s how the whole thing got started,” Kuepper told TE. “So we started this kind of reunion a couple of years ago and we started to revisit some of the material that was recorded a long time ago. “It was a proposition that really intrigued me – reappraising and rearranging songs that I haven’t played in quite some time. I mean it had been 20-something years since I wrote some of those songs so I’m a completely

different person now to when they were written. “The fact is that after all this time, I’m still learning.” Kuepper, whose influence on the Australian musical landscape is undeniable, was, last year, the recipient of the Grant McLenan Lifetime Achievement Award at the Queensland Music Awards, something that the unassuming Kuepper said came as quite a surprise. “Yeah that one came quite out of left field and to be honest, there were a few mixed feelings about it,” he said. “I mean, a lifetime achievement award. What? Were they trying to tell me something? Were they trying to make me retire? Also, Grant was a couple of years my junior and, when The Go Betweens were on the road, I used to put him up at my place in Sydney, so it’s quite bizarre. “But I really am quite honoured because the last time I was involved in anything like that, The Saints came dead last in a talent quest at Festival Hall.” While The Saints are perhaps regarded as one of the most influential punk bands not only in Australia, but the world (in the words of Sir Bob Geldof, “rock music in the seventies was changed by three bands – The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and The Saints”) Kuepper said the band’s legacy is not as recognised as it perhaps should be. “I really don’t think of my work as influencing others because I really don’t want to get stuck in a situation where it’s all ‘Aren’t I f***ing wonderful’,” he said.

“But the Saints were immensely influential – we were the first band in Australia to record our own records and there are few, if any, albums of the time that have that much intensity. “But I think that the band is perhaps not properly acknowledged and I think it’s to do with various diluted versions of The Saints over the years that have tended to confuse people. In a way I’m going to try and redress the balance by writing some kind of memoir when I can find the time.” Finding the time may be not as easy as it sounds as Kuepper, aside from solo commitments, recently took up guitarslinging duties with another influential Aussie band – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. “It’s all going really well with the Bad Seeds,” he said.

“I toured with them through Europe and everything seemed to fit together really nicely, and there’s a fairly lengthy international tour in the works, so let’s just see what happens.” Catch Ed Kuepper when he plays at Lizotte’s Lambton on Thursday, January 17.

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n an era where youthful female singer/songwriters tend to either travel the Britney Spears manufactured pop path or the laid-back road of Norah Jones, it’s refreshing to discover the music of Australia’s very own, Kim. An energetic performer whose music defies categorisation, Kim has progressively built a crowdpleasing reputation since branching out from her Toowoomba base in 2002. But a series of live performances up and down Australia’s east coast is merely an entrée for what lies ahead. Kim has always maintained a rare honesty in her vocal delivery and musicianship, whether it’s performing her own catalogue of well-crafted material or re-interpreting the tunes of some of the world’s most respected songwriters. Kim’s unique take of Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower, often used to close the show at her live concerts, is indicative of a performer capable of shattering all musical boundaries. Catch Kim when she plays at Five Islands Recreation Club on Sunday, January 20.

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ith all country musical roads currently leading to Tamworth, Newcastle outfit The Viper Creek Band are champing at the bit to strut their stuff in the country music mecca. The band will be playing ten full shows and will be making four further appearances throughout the course of the festival which runs from January 18 to 27. “Mate, we’re all just so excited to be heading back up to Tamworth – we can’t wait,” frontman Damien Baugley told TE. “We went up there last year for the first time and we had an absolute ball, the crowds were amazing and it was just unbelievable.” Baugley said it had been quite a roller coaster ride for the band thus far, as they had only formed in 2010 and had managed to knock a global country heavy hitter of the top of the tree before they had even played a gig. “We started the band back in 2010 as we all shared a passion for country music and in particular country rock,” he said. “We were rehearsing once a week and then we got into the whole social media and Facebook thing to promote the band and before we knew it we had something like 1,500 fans and so there was

a pretty big groundswell before we released our first EP.” That EP, ‘Crazy Tonight’, shot up the charts like a rat up a drainpipe and pipped Lady Antebellum for the top spot on the iTunes country charts. “Yeah, that was just amazing,” he said. “I remember checking the charts that morning to see where we might be placed and we were sitting at number four – about half an hour later it had gone to number one. Not bad for an EP recorded in four days by a band that had never done a gig.” Baugley said the band’s latest EP, ‘Dance Like No One’s Watching’ was a much more mature effort than ‘Crazy Tonight’, thanks largely to the amount of time the band had to record it. “The first one we did in four days and this one we spent around about four months recording,” he said. “We took a lot of time on each song in the studio and there is a much stronger emphasis on more traditional country instruments like banjo and lap steel and I think the songs are a lot stronger as well.” For now though, Baugley said the band would be enjoying their time in Tamworth before spending much of this year getting the Viper Creek Band sound out to as many people as possible. “We’d really like to play at some of the bigger festivals like the Gympie Muster but, at the moment, we’re basically just paying our dues – we just love playing though. It’s just so much fun.”

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hen Marshall Okell (pictured, left) parted ways with the crowd pleasing blues and roots juggernaut Marshall and the Fro a couple of years back, he didn’t spend much time resting on his laurels. The self proclaimed ‘road warrior’ said deciding to stick at his

consuming passion was pretty much a no-brainer. “The drummer from Marshall and the Fro [Jacob Mann] is teaching in Brisbane and he’s also drumming for The Fumes and a few other bands,” Okell told TE. “We also lost another bass player and, when that happened, I basically thought it was time to put the Fro aside and go out on my own. I mean, I’m a road warrior, you know? I just love

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writing, recording and touring so I just wanted to keep it all going.” Okell will be heading back to a favourite Novocastrian haunt, The Wicko, this weekend to give Newcastle punters a taste of the first fruits of his solo labour – the five track EP ‘Sugar’. While he said the EP still resonated with a similar vibe found in the Marshall and the Fro canon, Okell wanted the EP to represent a broadening of his musical horizons. “After The Fro broke up, I spent some time in the snow hanging out with [producer] Brian “Birdy” Burdett and we started working up some songs together with the view to getting an album out,” he said. “We worked on it for ages and it was going really well, but, and this is still pretty hard for me to talk about, but Birdy unfortunately was killed in a car accident with his two daughters, which was a massive blow. “All of the songs on the EP were produced by Birdy and it’s dedicated to his memory and influence and also to my father and the influence he had on my music, who also passed away in October last year.” Okell enlisted the rhythm section services of fellow blues-rootists in Ryan Van Gennip on bass and Jon “Howler” Howell on drums, both from Chase The Sun, and he said given the amount of

time the three had already spent on the road together, working the new rhythm section in could not have been easier. “Yeah, it’s awesome having those guys on board,” he said. “We play really quite similar grooves and Ryan is a super hot bass weapon and Howler is an absolute gun and we’re in a place now where we can bust out a really rockin’ mojo set or a more chilled intimate thing, which is nice.” So what can people expect when Okell takes to the Wicko stage? “Man, I’ve been doing little runs through Newcastle for the past eight years and its such an awesome place. I just love playing at venues like The Wicko and the Junkyard,” he said. “But people can expect to leave quite sweaty and to see a totally raw show with all cards laid on the table.” Catch Marshall Okell when he plays at the Wickham Park Hotel on Sunday, January 20.

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appliances, formal living and dining areas, an air-conditioned rumpus room and a tiled meals area that opens to a rear, covered patio. The property has a double garage and a tandem carport that doubles as a covered entertainment area. For more information, phone listing agent Andrew McGrath at Raine and Horne Blacksmiths on 4971 5071. Inspect: By appointment.

elling a home in summer can be tricky, but it all comes down to getting the details right. Pretty gardens, spectacular views and a well-presented home will only go so far, especially in a market where buyers would rather be relaxing with a cool drink instead of house-hunting in the heat. It is essential home sellers price their property correctly, choose the most appropriate sale method and market it well. Summer is a time when buyer numbers plateau but the current market conditions of low interest rates and affordable prices will prove too tempting for many to pass up. So it requires real skill to set the price at a realistic level where both the buyer and seller feel comfortable that they have paid and received a fair price. One of the biggest dilemmas summer sellers face is whether to go to auction or sell their house through private treaty (for sale). In making this decision, there are a number of factors that should be considered such as location, style of property, level of demand and timing of the sale. Private treaty sales offer the advantage of a clearly stated price. Th is can be powerfully attractive to buyers who have sold their property

before Christmas and are searching to purchase now for a quick settlement in early to mid-February. When you have properly priced your property, these types of buyers can be super motivated to make strong, fair offers, with a minimum of negotiation. On the other hand, auctions allow the market to determine the price and competitive bidding can push it up. Auction also offers the seller certainty that once the reserve is reached, the property will be sold, and there is no Cooling Off Period so the sale is secure. However, the timing of an auction is crucial so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to have auction campaigns completed before the holiday period gets underway. When it comes to auctions, there are two types: in-room or on-site. At an on-site auction, buyers can actually touch and smell what they are buying, which can provide a stronger emotional connection to the property. However, in-room auctions are not affected by the weather or other environmental factors. My advice would be to discuss all the options available with a real estate agent, who will help determine which method of sale best suits your individual circumstances and the likely degree of demand for the type of property youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be offering the marketplace.

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“It was an important three points” Marquee striker Emile Heskey is also out injured which meant a re-shuffle up front. However, you still managed to create a number of chances and dominate possession. Were you surprised by the dominance that you did have over the competition’s best team in recent times? I don’t really think we dominated possession. The Roar had about 60 per cent of it, but they just didn’t do anything with it. I wasn’t really surprised that we did well without Emile. All our different combinations work well. Besides, you can’t rely on a marquee player, you need to be able to play the game without him there. I thought Ryan [Griffiths] played really well. Back to next weekend’s F3 Derby with the Mariners. They’re missing 2 or 3 players who are on the verge of signing with overseas clubs. How do you see this one going? It will be fierce and intense, just like any other derby. I don’t think missing those players will affect them too much, they’ll still get good results with the players they have.

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any of the country’s best outrigger canoe teams will converge on Newcastle this weekend to compete in a series of gruelling endurance races around Horseshoe Beach. Saturday’s ‘Pasha Dasha Grand Prix’ OC6 Sprint and Changes Racing carnival is expected to be the city’s largest canoe event to date, with over 400 competitors and 70 teams taking part. “Spectators and competitors alike can expect a day of excitement and furious competition,” said Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club spokesperson, Richard Thomsen. Mr Thomsen explained that because of the location of the race, the public will be able to see more of the action than is usually possible with the sport. The regatta kicks off with shorter races of 4-8 kilometres, followed by 34kilometre, 3-and-a-half hour changes races with crew members relaying half the crew in the water near Horseshoe Beach. Crews from Ulladulla, Canberra and Port Macquarie will be joined by contingents from Melbourne and Geelong. Local teams are well-placed to be competitive in the events, with 7 crews vying for placings in the strong field. “Our senior women’s crew in particular is expected to perform well after recent international experience in the Cook Islands,” Mr Thomsen said.

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You missed the game with a knee injury, but no doubt you’re happy that the team won 1-0 against the reigning champions? Of course, it was a great result. I’m delighted with the guys and it was an important three points. And how is your knee? Will you be fit for Saturday’s F3 Derby against the Central Coast Mariners? My knee is okay. I’m back to full training and I’m available for selection. I just need to train hard and work on my fitness. The guys did a great job out against the Roar so I could get back out there, or I may just help off the bench. You were not the fi rst player missing from the back four. In fact, what could be called the fi rst choice back four were all out and the replacements have kept two clean sheets! Have you been surprised with how well the young boys have performed? Not really, they’re all good players. All the squad is on par, it’s just about who is working best at the time. Those boys played a great game on Sunday. They have every right to be confident.

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Top six performance Saturday’s win over Brisbane sees the Jets return to the top six STEPHEN BISSET

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fter three weeks without a win, the Newcastle Jets have found themselves back in the top six on the A-League ladder after a hardfought 1-0 victory over Brisbane Roar at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night. From the kick-off, it was Brisbane who dominated possession inside the fi rst ten minutes however they were unable to create any clear chances before the home side began to fi nd their confidence and rhythm. The Jets’ fi rst chance came after a bungled pass from Roar defender, Shane Steffanutto, was picked up by Craig Goodwin who fi red at the near post only to be denied by Michael Theo with a fi ngertip save. Minutes later, James Brown sped past a hapless Steffanutto down the right wing before sending the ball to an unmarked Ryan Griffiths, who glanced a shot wide of the near post. The Jets’ confidence continued

into the second half when they made their mark on the game just two minutes in after a failed Roar clearance was collected by Ruben Zadkovich. Zadkovich fed the ball to Brown, who played a skillful back-heel pass to put Ryan Griffiths through on goal. Newcastle almost made it 2-0 moments later when a tidy passing move put James Virgili through into the box, sliding a shot past Theo. The celebrations were short lived, however, as the linesman had his flag up for offside. Brisbane almost hit back in the 75th minute after a Thomas Borich free kick found defender James Donachie at the back post, who pushed a shot just wide. The Newcastle faithful’s hearts were in their throats deep in injury time when a tidy cross from Borich into the box found Mitch Nichols, who pushed the ball across the face of the goal for Besart Bersia, whose mistimed shot was cleared by the Jets defence. Newcastle will be looking to consolidate their win when they take on Central Coast in the F3 Derby at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday night.

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MP is a dance school with a difference. While promoting a high standard in dance and strong grounding in technique, TMP prides itself first and foremost on nurturing a love of dance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;TMP dance studios provides a real sense of community for students and parents alike,â&#x20AC;? dance studio director, Tina Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been my dream to create a school which inspires students and teachers to shine through movement and quality dance instruction,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward toâ&#x20AC;Śan action packed year of dance in 2013!â&#x20AC;?

Jump in to Physical Funk hysical Funk for kids prides itself on offering the most variety of dance styles and classes in Newcastle, 14 years after the studio first opened.

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stage presentation and nutrition as well as fostering the confidence of each child in a way that allows them to truly shine on stage,â&#x20AC;? Ms Perry said.

With a choice of funk, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, classical ballet and many more, the school offers a style to suit everyone.

This year, Physical Funk will launch kids discos and theatre show birthday parties, where parents can sit back with everything taken care of.

On top of granting access to the most popular genres of dance, Physical Funk offers tailored classes, such as CDC; a circuit dance class that combines strength, interval training, fitness and dance to produce a workout you hardly realise youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having.

The studio will also run over-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance nights and look at developing competition teams to represent the school at various levels.

Physical Funk prides itself on nurturing and encouraging students of all abilities to meet their full potential, and to have fun, said founder, Tina Perry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school provides education about

TMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional teachers are dedicated to the art and love of dance. Students attending the school gain a strong understanding of technique and artistic development from their teachers, giving them the strong foundation they can take with them through life. Exams, eisteddfods and performance opportunities are available.

First established in 1996 as Tina Moore Promotions, the school has since expanded and rebranded now offering classes at Caves Beach/ Swansea, Wallsend for all ages.

2013 will also see the commencement of burlesque class for ladies in the central location of Adamstown. These classes are for any ladies wanting to let their hair down while getting fit and having a great time in the process.

The wide variety of classes offered assures there is something for everyone from beginners to the advanced. In 2013, classes will be offered at Caves Beach/Swansea &

Enrolments are underway for 2013 student intake, so enquire now to reserve your position in the classes you would like. Enquire today by emailing info@tmpdancestudios.com.au.

Registration for 2013 is on Saturday, January 19 from 10am-2pm and Friday, January 25 from 4-7pm. Both sessions will be held at the studio at 4 Margaret St, Cardiff. For more information about Physical Funk, phone Miss Tina on 0413 722 187 or visit www.physicalfunkforkids.com.au.

Dance & ďŹ tness programs bringing you the most current styles & innovative choreography, reďŹ&#x201A;ective of what is happening in the industry NOW. Physical Funk offers: Ja6692,)9(.-.9-ntemporar59*assical Ballet 9Pointe9(ds disco & theatre show birthday partie093er 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dance Nights 99,ternational Gues1'oreographers such as$ 2 sper Smartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Wallsend in Jazz/Funk, Street Hip Hop, Classical ballet (Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus), contemporary, Tap LGTDA Syllabus, Stretch & Strength, and pre-school classes.

%your child is 3 years or over, beginner or advanced and loves having fun in a team environment whilst developing their talentâ&#x20AC;Ś THAN PHYSICAL FUNK FOR KIDS IS FOR YOU! Registration Days: 19th January 10-2pm & 25th January 4-7pm at our studio: 4 Margaret1 rdif% 9'   9444.physicalfunkforkids.com.au You can also follow us on  cebook

5CLASSICAL RAD 5 JAZZ/FUNK 5STREET/HIP HOP 5 TAP LGTDA 5CONTEMPORARY 5 PRE-SCHOOL 5STRETCH & TONE NOW AT ADAMSTOWN BURLESQUE LADIES CLASSES

CAVES BEACH/SWANSEA & WALLSEND info@tmpdancestudios.com.au 5 www.tmpdancestudios.com.au

PHONE: 0412 982 919

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STUDIO OPENING

AT SWANSEA 0417 674 420

Newcastle Ballet Theatre

Located in Cardiff, NBT offers the newest facilities and training by highly experienced former professional dancers. Classes available from age 3 to the serious student, Pre-professional & Adults. Come visit us, and see the difference for yourself. 3/104 Munibung Rd, Cardiff 6WXGLRÂ&#x2021;5LGHUÂ&#x2021;.ULVW\

www.newcastleballettheatre.com.au

CHEERLEADING ( All Stars Cheer Federation) JAZZ / HIP HOP BALLET ( AICD) TAP ( LGTDA ) BABIES & TINY TOTS Ladies BURLESQUE Classes Enrolments are being taken NOW for 2013. Swansea Centre, 228 PaciďŹ c Hwy, Swansea For all information checkout our website www.maitlanddancehq.com.au Like us on Facebook Or email - dance@maitlanddancehq.com.au


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nhancing lives through the magic and power of dance is what Fiona’s Studio of Dance is all about, says studio owner, Fiona Donaldson.

“We are dedicated to helping develop young people’s life skills, a healthy self-esteem and confidence,” Ms Donaldson explains. “At Fiona’s Studio of Dance (FSD) you will learn so much more than just steps,” Ms Donaldson said.

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“We aim to create ‘thinking’ and well-educated dancers, integrating into our classes the important aspects of dance history, how muscles work, and awareness of correct nutrition. “You will be encouraged to develop your natural creativity and expression as well as developing an understanding and appreciation for music, not to mention being gently challenged at your own level to achieve your own personal success. “We also demonstrate that good deportment is cool!” Fiona’s talented and dedicated teachers provide a professional service in a nurturing environment, and students have access to FSD’s great facilities. See for yourself why Fiona’s Studio of Dance has a great following and an excellent reputation. Visit the website by heading to www.fsdance.com.au.

Ages Ag es 2 2-5 -5 5y years e . Specialists in Little Cherubs (2 to 3 yrs) and Pre-School Ballet and Jazz Classes

FREE TRIAL CLASSES  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Parents can watch the morning classes Classical Ballet (RAD), National Character, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop Class

ADULT TAP CLASSES AVAILABLE The T he T Team: e a m : Stephanie Rennie, Julie Meaker, Izzy Palmieri, Alex Rennie and Georgia Cowell Air-conditioned, purpose-built studio with safe off-street parking A w w: www.babyballerinas.com.au e: info@babyballerinas.com.au

CENTRAL SCHOOL OF DANCE Lake Maquarie’s Premier Ballet Studio STUDIO at Unit 4, 9 Oakdale Road % Gateshead % Phone 4948 2953

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An Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy Exclusive to Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

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Learn ballet like Angelina Ballerina Baby Ballerinas and Co has been selected as Newcastle and Lake Macquarie’s own Angelina Ballerina Academy. Angelina Ballerina, star of the best-selling children’s books and popular television show, is a remarkable little mouse who wants to become a prima ballerina. A little star with big dreams, she inspires little boys and girls to go after their big dreams, too. At Baby Ballerinas and Co, your child will learn ballet technique in a creative, caring and fun way. Classes include some Angelina-themed activities and incentives, combined with the unique Baby Ballerinas teaching program. Students will be able to earn “little stars” stickers and rewards for great dancing and ballerina-like behaviour. The unique Baby Ballerinas program was first taught in 2002 and opened with six students. By the end of 2005, there were 280 Baby Ballerinas, with classes operating six days a week. The immense growth shows the strength of this program. The Baby Ballerinas program was designed by Karen BarkerRogers, an Australian Ballet School graduate with many years’ experience as an international professional dancer, a ballet teacher and adjudicator. After juggling working, teaching and raising two children, Miss Karen realised the need to cater for preschool children and families of this new, often time-poor, generation. Miss Karen’s program is designed to expand each child’s individual creativity and artistic abilities. Baby Ballerinas and Co is located at Unit 4/9 Oakdale Road, Gateshead. For more information, phone 4948 2953 or visit babyballerinas.com.au. © 2011 Hit Entertainment Limited


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