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Is there nothing sacred Crowbar-wielding thief uses crucifix to destroy church Paul Monforte

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arishioners at Islington’s St Mark’s Anglican Church have expressed their dismay after a thief used a crowbar and religious artefacts to cause extensive damage to their place of worship. Theology students Jenny Foley and Will Johnston reside in a property adjoining the church and were awoken in the early hours of Friday, October 4 by a commotion. Mr Johnston confronted the thief who was in the process of using a crucifix in an attempt to gain access to the vestry. A chase ensued before the thief escaped after swinging the crowbar at Mr Johnston. Despite the incident, Mr Johnston pointed out he had sympathy for the offender. “After the police left, we all went back to our respective homes and prayed for him,’’ he said. St Mark’s Reverend Chris Jackson said that while the break-in was “incredibly disappointing”, it would not break the spirit of the church. “It won’t stop us. The thing is though, had this man come in during the day and said he was in need, we would have been happy to help him. There are a number of services available through the Samaritans,’’ Reverend Jackson said. Reverend Jackson said the offender appeared to be searching for cash as it appeared nothing had been taken. However, the church would have to bear the cost of replacing locks. Acting Detective Inspector Rob Waugh from Newcastle LAC said police were continuing investigations into the incident.

TANYA’S FIRST COLUMN KOFM’s Tanya Wilks has joined the Post as a weekly columnist and with her first contribution appearing on page 4. As the vast majority of readers will know, Tanya is one half of the extremely popular David & Tanya breakfast show on KOFM. A proud Novocastrian, Tanya will write on a wide range of topics relevant to our region - all with a touch of the humour that listeners love.

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ell done to the Newcastle Renewal Taskforce for coming up with Broadmeadow as the preferred option for the new transport interchange. In my opinion, if we’ve got the space to build it near the major sporting venues - Hunter Stadium and the racecourse - then that’s where it should be. Straight away that’s 26 weeks (14 Jets home games and 12 Knights) where that particular location it is going to be invaluable. Broadmeadow is also a bit more central to a lot of commuters in the Newcastle and Maitland region. One of the counter arguments is that having the interchange at the original option of Wickham, would revitalise the Newcastle West area through firstly bringing people into a currently quiet area and therefore encouraging retail and food outlets to take up residence. One of the reasons given for implementing the interchange at Broadmeadow was the lower cost. I don’t think this should be the highest consideration - we want an interchange that is going to serve the needs of commuters and do so for many years to come. If that is in a location that costs more to build, then so be it. The other recommendation from the taskforce was to run the light rail down Hunter St instead of the existing rail corridor. Starting from Broadmeadow and running it quickly and directly

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Family returns home for brief respite from ongoing hosptial treatment Paul Monforte

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hat began as a suspected sprained ankle has turned into an eight-month nightmare for two-year-old Logan Rollinson and his family. Logan’s father Andrew Rollinson said his son had begun limping on his right foot before collapsing in pain after taking a small step of the verandah of their home in Ashford, 50km north of Inverell, in February this year. “We thought he’d just rolled his ankle,’’ Andrew said. “The hospital took x-rays from his foot to his knee and they couldn’t see anything. “But he kept limping, so they x-rayed up to his waist and found a lump in his hip and thigh joint”. That led to a diagnosis of a stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rapid/aggressive form of childhood cancer that affects 1 in 100,000. The John Hunter Hospital became the family’s second home as Logan began the first of 14 cycles of radiation as well as chemotherapy treatments and a stem cell transplant. Most confronting for Andrew and his partner Nicole Cook was the doctors’ initial warning that Logan had only six weeks to live. But eight months and 14 cycles of radiation treatment later, the brave youngster is fighting on and The Post spoke to Andrew while he was with Logan at the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick

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for more treatment. He said the family was excited to be returning return home to Ashford for a fortnight for the first time in seven months before another trip to the John Hunter. He thanked the Ronald McDonald

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for my weekly ‘winedown’; yoga (too complicated), jogging (too lazy), swimming (too wet), my son started reading through the info that came with my Ocsober kit. More than 20% of 14-19 year olds consume alcohol on a weekly basis. Every 24 minutes an Australian dies through drug use. Alcohol is involved in 13% of all deaths among 14-17 year old Australians and the list went on. Suddenly it all became crystal clear. This was about raising awareness of how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. My motivation was sitting on the floor being horrified at the statistics he was reading. Its not just about awareness either, Ocsober is also a fundraising initiative with all money raised in the Hunter staying in the Hunter for Hunter Life Education. If you want to donate to any one of us, click on ocsober.com.au then click Sponsor A Friend. Until next week, Cheers! (with a cup of tea of course) economically sensible. Given the challenges associated with all of them, it’s highly likely some will be modified or broken. Friday nights, four Saturday nights with a long weekend thrown into the mix. This was going to be a struggle and not because I am in any way dependent on alcohol .... or am I? Friday and/or Saturday nights is when I do have a glass of wine

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Former Lord Mayor John Tate hits out at art gallery funding problems Amelia Parrott

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ormer Newcastle Lord Mayor, John Tate, has broken his silence on the Newcastle Art Gallery funding fiasco after 12 months spent shying away from public debate. Mr Tate, who finally chose to speak out against the current Council’s handling of the art gallery redevelopment at a public forum hosted by the Newcastle Institute, last week, said he could no longer stand by and watch the Council trash a public asset. The redevelopment of the Newcastle Art Gallery was one of nine projects Newcastle City Council committed to delivering as part of its submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) last year, requesting a rate rise 5 per cent over the 3.6 per cent rate cap. The submission outlined Council’s intention to spend nearly $19.4 million on the expansion of the art gallery over a fouryear period. Speaking to the Post, Mr Tate said with funds already in reserve to put toward the redevelopment, Council would have been in a position to deliver the project by contributing the extra $7 million required from the State Government using the revenue it generated from the approved rate rise. “The Council undertook an agreement with the community to do these projects and the one that would have happened first was the one that was most ready, the

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Former Newcastle Lord Mayor John Tate is not happy with Council’s handling of the art gallery redevelopment

art gallery, it had DA approval, it had been costed, we had $14 million so we only needed another $7 million and where was that going to come from, out of the rate rise. In my wildest imagination I never really

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Projects under a cloud Future uncertain for Tourle Street Bridge upgrade Amelia Parrott

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unding for the long-awaited Tourle Street Bridge upgrade remains under a cloud, with Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, failing to commit to honouring the former Labor Government’s $52 million commitment to the project. Reports surfaced last week that the Federal Government would seek to review infrastructure projects that had been given the green light under the previous Government, if they had not yet been contracted. Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, said the Liberal’s lack of commitment to the region was worrying. “The word ‘review’ leaves me with great unease,” she said. “The reports that I have heard from the now Government on [the Tourle Street Bridge], it just sounds to me like they are looking for an excuse not to fund what is the number one infrastructure projects for this regional and that’s not good enough. “I’m concerned about not just the Tourle Street Bridge – we’ve got important projects like that Glendale Transport Interchange, the Maitland Mall rejuvenation, so there are a lot of projects that we have to keep an eye on that we know had rock solid funding agreements with the [Labor] Government that are now under some review process. “All that says to me is that this

The future of the Tourle Street Bridge upgrade remains uncertain

Government is maintaining a long standing track record of ignoring Newcastle and the Hunter region.” The $100 million State and

Commonwealth funded project would include the duplication of the busy Tourle Street Bridge between Mayfield and Kooragang Island and the approaches

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inister for Health and Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, visited John Hunter Children’s Hospital last week to officially open a new $2 million operating theatre for obstetrics patients and the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Complex Pain Service. The operating theatre features stateof-the-art surgical equipment and telemedical technology, which allows medical students to sit in on surgeries via video link and doctors in remote areas to confer with those in larger cities, while the pain service allows children and young people experiencing chronic pain to access pain specialists, clinical nurses, physiotherapists and clinical psychologists under the one roof – a first for the Hunter region. “For those birthing women who require emergency care, the new theatre will allow them swifter access to surgery with less waiting for caesarean procedures or obstetric operations,” Minister Skinner said. “Having a theatre exclusively for the use of birthing mothers increases the capacity for the wider surgical workload of the hospital, including emergency and elective surgery cases.” Whilst at the hospital, Minister Skinner also visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which last month benefitted

Member for Charlestown, Andrew Cornwell and Minister for Health and Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, watch over newborn Hunter Smith with parents, Rachel and Matt Smith

from a $7 million funding boost from the Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund to go toward the unit’s expansion. “I was shocked when I first came to this hospital and saw some of the facilities that they had to cope with,” Minister Skinner said.

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talk, to think things though and grieve if necessary.” Minister Skinner also opened a $4.6 million sub-acute unit at Belmont Hospital. The 16-bed facility will provide clinical support to patients recovering from serious illness or surgery.

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atients in the John Hunter Children’s Hospital were granted a special visit on Friday morning when children’s entertainment group, Hi-5, stopped by the Starlight Express Room for a morning of fun and frivolity. Stevie, Lauren and newcomers, Dayen, Ainsley and Mary delighted kids and their parents with performances of their popular songs ‘L.O.V.E’ and ‘Underwater Discovery’, before playing games and meeting with fans. Mary Lascaris, who joined the group this year, said being a Starlight Foundation ambassador was one of her favourite parts of being in Hi-5. “We’re so lucky to be ambassadors for the Starlight Foundation,” she said. “It’s one of my favourite things to be here and see the kids, especially when we do the ward visits with the kids that can’t come to the Starlight Room. “Just seeing the kids smile and seeing them happy, it’s such a great feeling that we play a part in spreading some joy.” Hi-5 will be back in Newcastle next month when their House Party tour hits Newcastle Panthers. Miss Lascaris said the concerts would be the first time the new members have performed on stage in Australia. “We’ve done a few performances overseas in Singapore and Indonesia but it’s the first time we’re doing a full-blown tour with the new 5.”

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ast week The City of Newcastle authorised the paperwork to finalise the restructure of Newcastle Airport Limited and this approval has set a clear path for the future for the ongoing operation of the airport. Newcastle Airport is jointly owned by two shareholder councils, Newcastle and Port Stephens. Both the shareholder councils agreed to change the funding structure in 2012 however additional requirements needed to be met to complete the changes to the structure. Newcastle and Port Stephens Councils are each 50% shareholders and currently Newcastle Airport is reliant on both councils for funding. What this restructure will allow is for the airport to become more autonomous in how it is funded. The changes will mean Newcastle Airport Limited will be able to enter into a financing arrangement independently of the councils which basically means it can take out a loan on its own. It effectively removes responsibility from both councils to borrow money on the airport’s behalf which will have a

very positive impact on the bottom line for both councils. It will allow the airport to repay current borrowings from both councils of approximately $12 million. The changes to the structure of Newcastle Airport Limited will also entitle shareholder councils to receive a dividend. The current arrangement is that any operating surplus must be reinvested back into the airport, however once the restructure is complete the shareholder councils will be entitled to receive a dividend and this is forecast at $36 million over the next 14 years. The other significant impact of the restructure is that third party equity can be sought, meaning a shareholding of up to 49% could be sold to generate further income as long as both councils retain an equal, majority holding. I wrote in my weekly article earlier this year about the potential for Newcastle to become an alternative gateway for air travel in New South Wales and this is a great step forward in both securing the future of our airport and achieving this goal.

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White Lady Funerals Belmont, White Lady Funerals Charlestown and White Lady Funerals Mayfield are supporting the Cure Cancer Australia Foundation by holding an online auction with items on offer for people to bid on until 7pm, Sunday, 20th October. Please visit and bid online at www. myminiauction.com/whiteladyfunerals before 7pm, Sunday, 20th October and help Cure Cancer Australia Foundation fund ‘a world without cancer, nothing less’.

Stockton Community will come together to protest against Newcastle City Council’s following decisions: •Impossible entry prices for community swimming pools •Reduced hours of operation of pools (2pm on Sunday’s in Stockton) And •NO PAID LIFEGUARDS ON BEACHES ON WEEKENDS. Stockton community will rally together on Sunday 20th October, 1:30pm at the Stockton Swimming Centre to publicly share their concerns with Newcastle City Council and various media.

The Rathmines Catalina Festival Committee is very pleased to announce that the HARS ‘Black Cat’ will once again fly to Lake Macquarie for the Rathmines Catalina Festival on Saturday 9 November. The Catalina will make several low passes at Rathmines. Gate takings at the Festival will go towards the establishment of the Rathmines Flying Boat Museum. For further information contact 0409 902 043 or go to www.rathminescatalinafestival.com.au

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the up to the minute smart phones and the old school non smart phones. The Discgo Charger has now been installed at The Exchange Hotel, The Grain Store and The Hotel Delany in Newcastle, as the free service goes national. Units are currently being installed daily around NSW, Queensland, Victoria, SA and WA. There is also an app available now that tracks Discgo locations closest to your position. “Everyone needs to keep interactive these days,” says Managing Director, Sean Brandtman. “We are all looking for ways of charging our mobile phones whilst on the move. So no need to carry

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ith property prices at all time record high, particularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Aussies who are wanting to get a foot in the realestate market, but who haven’t saved enough of a deposit, are now renting to buy, enabling renters to afford the elusive great Australian dream. Studies indicate that on average a couple will need to save for at least 5 and half years to meet the minimum 10% deposit requirements for a $60,000 deposit and a first home owner 13 years to save for a 20% deposit for a deposit of $100,000. Renting to buy allows tennants to pay an additional amount ontop of their existing rent to their landlord, giving them the option to buy their home in the future. Property author, Rick Otton, provides information on alternate ways of buying and selling real estate, used back in the 1850’s in Australia, that most investors and first home buyers aren’t aware of, including renting to buy, in his book “How to Buy A House for $1”. “ I decided to write the book as the current system fails to work for many everyday Australians. At the end of the day, it’s about negotiating the terms of the agreement rather than the actual price of the property - this is where many buyers and sellers become unstuck. 99% of people end up discounting the price of their property when they want to sell quickly, however with a price war, everybody loses. The book challenges the current ways of purchasing and selling property, and asks you to change your thinking process – how would you buy a house if you couldn’t buy a property the traditional way? “ says Rick Otton. With interest rates at record lows, Otton warns that investors who are snapping up property around the country, can be left not making as much as they had hoped. “Many people enter into an investment property without truly knowing what they are trying to achieve,” says Otton. See Rick Otton Live in Newcastle at a FREE property event on 29th October, 2013 at the Novotel, Newcastle Beach Hotel. The Post has 20 copies of Rick Otton’s book How To Buy A House For $1 to giveaway to our readers. To enter, email us at: editorial@newcastlepost.com.au with ‘Book giveaway’ as the subject.

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“Our only landfill site, at Awaba, has less than three years worth of space until it reaches capacity, at current waste levels, so it’s important that Council continues to pursue sustainable options for the city’s waste,” she said. “Our green waste service has reduced the amount of mixed waste going to landfill by 600 tonnes a month. “At the same time, the service is extending the lifespan of our waste facility and delivering significant environmental benefits.” Green waste collected at the Awaba Waste Management Facility is processed to make mulch and compost for use on parks, gardens and in agriculture. Council expects to save more than 18,500 tonnes of carbon emissions by April 2014, equivalent to taking 4300 cars off the road for a year.

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hese days it seems most people suffer from stress of some degree as we attempt to balance busy careers, family commitments and personal lives, often to the detriment of our health. A moth of two young children, local yoga and meditation teacher, Lisa Pollard (pictured), is no stranger to stress, but has found relief in a concept that is becoming increasingly common – mindfulness. “Mindfulness is about paying attention in a very direct way, to the present moment, in a nonjudgemental way,’’ Ms Pollard, who has been teaching mindfulness techniques in Newcastle for seven years, said. “Often we’re caught in our heads and being very busy, we don’t pay attention to our bodies, so (mindfulness) is taking the awareness from rumination and coming back down into our bodies.” In addition to regular weekly yoga and meditation classes, Ms Pollard is currently taking enrolments for her special eight-week ‘MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction’ course, which only runs twice yearly. “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’ was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn thirty years ago for people in hospitals to reduce pain for those with chronic pain and terminal illness,’’ Ms Pollard said. “There’s lots of scientific research benefits such as reduced heart rate, blood pressure going down, reduced anxiety, depression, stress, the list goes on.” Participants are encouraged to experience body and mind through both yoga and meditation, informal and formal mindfulness, you may want to come along and see where the journey takes you.” For more information or to enrol in the eight-week course, phone Lisa Pollard on 0403 186 146 or visit www.lisapollard.com

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Phone 1800 509 994 8:30am to 12:30pm & 1:15pm to 4pm Monday to Friday except public holidays for information/eligibility/schemes in your local area. NILS is not for emergency relief, bond or rent, living expenses or debt repayment. For advice on credit & debt difficulties, please call the

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he well-known mental health unit “Woodlands” has moved from its home at Lingard Private Hospital to its new location in Toronto Private Hospital. The “Woodlands” mental health unit has been in operation for over 20 years at Lingard Private Hospital in Merewether, Newcastle. The move of Woodlands mental health unit to Toronto is the culmination of a $2 million refurbishment project at Toronto Private Hospital which provides for a much improved purpose-designed facility in private surroundings with sweeping views over Toronto and Lake Macquarie. Chief executive officer at Toronto Private Hospital, Mr Andrew Mereau says: “The opening of the new inpatient mental health and day therapy unit will provide not only

increased capacity and access for patients in the Hunter, but the service will be delivered in much improved surroundings and facilities than currently on offer in the region”. The unit will be run by the same nursing and allied health staff, psychiatrists and doctors who have relocated with the Woodlands unit, resulting in seamless clinical continuity for existing patients and access to a wealth of experience in mental health care for new patients. The new unit at Toronto will manage both in-patients and out-patients (day only patients) for a wide variety of common mental health problems including depression and anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and drug and alcohol addiction programs.

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affairs in order and take control of their future needs. “We see it all the time. People are reluctant to make their Will because they fear thinking about the inevitable, but once they have made the decisions and completed the documents, there is often a great piece of mind that comes with it,” he said.

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see a lot of pleas to support such-and-such-fighting sickness charity and it seems like every product has a pink “supporting breast cancer” promotion. Just imagine if even a small percentage of the billions of dollars spent on medical research went towards proactive education. Almost 37,000 deaths in England alone could be prevented every year if people walked for just 2.5 hours every week, according to a new report. A further 12,000 cases of people needing emergency hospital treatment for heart disease could be stopped and almost 7,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented. The study, from the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, also showed that just 150 minutes a week of moderate activity – such as cycling or fast walking – could prevent almost 5,000 cases of bowel cancer and almost 295,000 cases of diabetes. “People who stay active are less stressed, sleep better, have a 30 per cent lower risk of getting depressed and reduce their risk of developing dementia,” the report said. “Physical inactivity now rivals smoking as one of the nation’s biggest health problems. Today it’s responsible for 17 per cent of early deaths in the UK.” Britain’s National Health Service’s recommendations are for adults aged 19 to 64 to try and be active every day. This includes at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week. The report comes after a study published last week found that postmenopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer by 14 per cent.

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t’s bright, it’s feisty and it is so in season; citrus is the season’s new black. That’s right I am talking about the vibrant tangerines, zesty lemons and in-your-face limes that women everywhere are soon to be wearing through this season and into the next. Why the sudden outburst of the bright citrus colours? I have no idea but it sure is refreshing after the dark tones and deep colours that we were wearing all winter. Unlike the neon colours that citrus is so often confused with, although this season’s colours are bright, they are much softer to the eye. Citrus colours are not everyone’s best friend as they can clash with particular skin and hair tones but with the right styling, citrus can fit into anyone’s wardrobe. Nude tones go hand-in-hand with citrus clothing, especially when worn with tangerine. A pair of nude heels with a hot orange dress and a nude bag will look great for a night out but if you want to keep it casual, stick to the flats. If you want a more sophisticated look, team a lemon or lime dress with bold, black accessories and for a fresh, crisp look, maybe for an event by the sea, wear white accessories. In short, the basic colours, nude, black, white and sometimes brown are the best colours to match with a citrus outfit. Making the change from your usual go-to colours to the bright and stand-out citrus colours can be a little daunting so why not try starting small. Not only are the stores full of citrus-coloured clothing, they are full of the bright accessories so it is easy to begin incorporating tangerine or lemon.

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

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Problems are likely regarding friendships over the next few weeks and one casual friendship could come to an end. It is also possible that other friends will be going through a lot of difficulties and shall require your understanding and TLC. Social plans are going to go upside down and you would be wise to double check arrangements that you may have made for any special events or outings.

CANCER

june 22 to july 22

The full moon falls in the area of your chart devoted to career and indicates that it really is time to take the bit between your teeth and mount a major offensive to improve the way you live, work and support yourself. Even though certain colleagues or co-workers can be difficult to deal with you are in a position to call the shots, so use your powers of persuasion to convince others that you mean business.

LEO

july 23 to august 23

It’s full moon time and therefore your emotional responses are going to be intensified. If strong feelings arise, use them to clear the air rather than muddy the waters. Once you know where you stand, you can then act decisively and move forward in the direction that you have mapped out for yourself. Complications or delays are likely regarding any long distance journeys or communications so have a backup plan.

VIRGO

august 24 to september 23

This is a time of major endings and beginnings and everything is pointing to how you conduct yourself in your relationships with others. Misunderstandings threaten to undermine how secure you are feeling, but these can be avoided if you take the time out to explain yourself. If battling with someone over finances or a joint possession of some kind, don’t use any under-handed tactics to achieve the upper-hand!

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September 24 to OctOBER 23

Heaven help anybody who crosses you in the next couple of weeks as they will get more than they bargained for. The best cure is prevention, so next time you can feel yourself getting wound up, find some physical outlet to help diffuse the stress. It’s also helpful to recognise the triggers that set you off so that you can train yourself not to react to them in the same way. A little bit of forethought will do wonders.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 22

Take things easy in the next couple of weeks as your emotions and anxieties may get the better of you. The full moon in Aries temporarily deprives you of some of your enthusiasm and energy, so this is a time when you should ideally pace yourself. Focus on what is most important and leave everything else on the back-burner for the time being. Be certain to rest and to take steps to look after your health.

SAGITTARIUS

november 23 to december 21

Problems are likely in regards to either your romantic life or to do with your children. If you’re a parent, one of your off spring is going to need some extra attention either because they are not well or because they are being bullied at school. You will have to be very careful of what you say as somebody is going to take offence; one of you will be operating on a short fuse and will overreact!

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 to JANUARY 20

Problems are likely in your home environment and you would be wise not to get embroiled in any kind of power struggles as it will invariably end in tears. ‘It takes two to tango’ and whilst you don’t like to be dominated you need to be careful of laying down the law or you may be guilty of domineering others. It may be necessary to agree to differ and to try and find a much more amicable solution to problems.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO february 19

You may be feeling somewhat frustrated because you haven’t progressed as far as you would like, but there’s no need to despair, because through patience your hard work will bring unexpected benefits. Don’t be afraid to confront a certain issue by sharing it with a sympathetic ear – you’ll feel as though you’ve unburdened yourself. Expect delays whilst travelling and expect complications with important paperwork.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

You need to be prepared for hidden costs and expenditures as the full moon is shining in the financial sector of your chart. Therefore, avoid being impetuous or impulsive. Someone is making ‘all the right noises’ but something tells you not to trust them completely. Perhaps you have good reason for doubting their word, in which case be extremely circumspect and direct when dealing with them to avoid being let down.

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he mining boom has seen a dramatic increase in development projects in rural areas, often on land of significant cultural heritage value to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities. The positive experiences of consultation with Elders and others appointed to represent these communities can result in life-changing job opportunities and enhanced cooperative development outcomes. The Dialogues on Development is a study tour expedition that will cover 5,500km through the Murray Darling Basin from Brisbane to Melbourne via Adelaide. Twelve engineering professions from across Australia will undertake this three week program, organised by not for profit group Engineers Without Boarders (EWB), which aims to embed positive cross cultural consultation. As an undergraduate engineer I’m incredibly lucky to be joining this convoy gaining the unique opportunity to visit some beautiful and remote places to learn from Elders and other stakeholders about Australia’s diverse cultural heritage and the challenges and opportunities facing Aboriginal Australia. In preparation for the trip I have completed intensive Cross Cultural Awareness training hosted by the Yorta Yorta people on Country in Northern Victoria. This is an entirely self-funded trip and I would not have been able to attend without the generous support of the University of Newcastle, the Rotary Club of Newcastle Enterprise, Sonia Hornery MP and through numerous smaller donations from family and friends. Over the coming weeks I’ll be using this column to share my experiences live from the Murray Darling, as well as tweeting (@DeclanClausen) and blogging at declanclausen.com.au

EDUCATION MATTERS by David Roy

Early childhood matters

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aint Francis Xavier a founder of the Jesuit Order allegedly stated, “Give me the child, and I will mould the man”. It is in the first years of life that the brain connections are made that can affect a person for the rest of their life. It is the experiences and relationships that a child has in these early years that can affect learning and development, as well as emotional and behavior responses. Choosing a good Early Childhood Centre with fully trained staff and enriching experiences is therefore vitally important. A good pre-school has several elements to it. It must offer opportunities for play. ‘Practice theory of Play’ is an important concept understood by researchers. It shows that animals that need to think, rather than rely on instinct, play more when young. It is how we all learn skills and interactions. Children need these opportunities and the best Early Childhood staff create engaging play activities that give children control to develop in safe environments. Staff must be also be engaged to make sure the play is safe and all children are included. Toddlers do bully each other. A variety of settings must be offered. All children are different. Some learn well outside, and some need an indoor environment (especially for those with sensory needs). Children need a variety of busy and quiet activities. A quality Early Childhood Centre will have a good mix of all, and should listen to parents as they know their children best.

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

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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e see some great business owners come through our doors here at The Business Centre. Our greatest reward is to see our clients succeed in their business and grow their business skills and confidence. We believe in ‘developing business by developing people’. I would like to share one of our business success stories. As Tarnya Davis, director and principal clinical psychologist at NewPsych Psychologists put it; ‘Perhaps like therapy is for my clients, it [mentoring] has provided a space dedicated just to my practice, as well as an opportunity to explore what is working and what isn’t, in a nonjudgemental way. Just by asking questions that I often don’t know how to answer, there is the chance to think about things differently, to grow new ideas and to enter a new space (or revisit old ground) which has been immeasurably beneficial to the practice and has revitalised me. I talk often to clients about the benefit of accessing a community, learning to ask

for help, gaining from the path travelled together – that for me has been The Business Centre’. Tarnya started NewPsych after returning with new ideas from her work as a clinical psychologist in the UK. In the beginning it was her and a mobile phone. Now it’s a team of excellent people, a beautiful space and loads of ideas. We asked Tarnya to share some business insight with us: Why did you choose to start your own practice and when? It was 1997 and I had just returned from working in the UK as a clinical psychologist and didn’t want to return to working for someone else. I imagined that growing my own practice would continue the sense of excitement and challenge that I had from travelling. I had no partner, no children and no mortgage. I figured if I was ever going to have a shot at growing my own business, it needed to be now or it would probably be never. Read part two of the interview with Taryna Davis in my next column.

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he Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been in the news lately with several people, including the Western Australian premier, calling for the tax to be raised from its current rate of 10 per cent. The new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had ruled out increases to the GST before the election. It has been more than 13 years since the GST was introduced. It is a broad-based (or consumption) tax on the sale of most goods and services in Australia. You must register for GST if your business has a GST turnover of $75,000 or more ($150,000 or more for nonprofit organisations). If you are a taxi driver you must register for GST regardless of your turnover. If you’re registered for GST, you may claim input tax credits for the GST paid on items you’ve bought as part of running your business. You need an Australian Business Number (ABN) to register for GST.

The GST means your business needs to be a tax collector and a good record keeper. Through your Business Activity Statement (BAS) you pay the Tax Office the difference between GST you have collected on its behalf less any GST you paid on inputs (so the GST isn’t double counted). There are some concessions for small businesses (turnover less than $2 million). You can account for GST on a cash basis. This allows you to account for GST in the same tax period you receive payments from your customers and claim input tax credits for making payments to your suppliers. You can also pay in quarterly instalments. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Disability Care) has kicked off in the Hunter. If your business supplies disability supports to scheme participants you need to check if those supplies are GST free. Ask your accountant or the Tax Office. Remember monthly BAS statements are due October 21. If you submit a BAS quarterly the due date is October 28.

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hile the zombie (with a few exceptions) has often been relegated to the B-movie zone, director Marc Forster (‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Stranger than Fiction’) has brought the undead well and truly to the A-list thanks to a tense, whip-smart script and a great performance from Brad Pitt. Pitt stars as former UN investigator Gerry Lane, who is retired and living the quiet life with his family, until, of course, a zombie pandemic grips the globe. Lane is quickly persuaded to go on a mission to investigate the source of the outbreak and he plunges, head first into a tense and perilous trek across the globe to save humanity. ‘World War z’ is a tense and visceral thriller that is sure to keep fans of the genre satiated.

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he old saying “empty vessels make the most noise” could not be more apt when describing this latest pile of dreck from former Disney princess Miley Cyrus. It seems that all of the twerking with a postmodern Beetlejuice and getting her ya ya’s out for Terry Richardson was a thinly veiled distraction to hide the fact that there are, ironically, few if any actual “bangers” contained within. While the album isn’t a total disaster, with tracks like ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘We Can’t Stop’ offering at least mild interest, the rest of the album comes across as both soulless and annoying. Her duet with Brittany Spears – ‘SMS’ – is almost unlistenable and if she, or her songwriting team didn’t have Salt and Peppa’s ‘Push It’on high rotation while writing this song, then I’m not here. Bring back Hannah Montana.

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pregnant mother, to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she’s a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again.

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ith a total of 39 number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and more than 70 million albums sold, there’s no denying that Charley Pride is a bona fide country music legend. At the age of 75, he is showing no signs of slowing down, either, as fans will discover when the country superstar brings his ‘40 Years of Pride’ tour to Newcastle next month. Pride told TE, while lying in bed watching his beloved Texas Rangers baseball team (Pride became a part owner of the team in 2010), that he had planned an Australian visit much earlier, but, as is the way with these things, Hollywood got in the way. “I had been hoping to get down there to see you folks a lot sooner, but then there was this bio-pic of my life that was planned by Paramount Pictures and Terrence Howard was going to play me,” he said.

“I’m not sure what’s happening with it now, but I do know that it would make one heck of a movie – I’ve got it all here in my head.” He ain’t lying either. Born in 1938 as one of eleven children to poor sharecroppers, Pride first picked up a guitar in his early teens, but his musical career was diverted by an equal passion for baseball. Pride was a pitcher for the Memphis Red Sox in the Negro American Leagues and a string of minor league teams before spending two years in the army. Then, in 1958, Pride walked into the iconic Sun Studios, layed down some tracks and the rest, as they say, is history. Thanks to such country music standards as ‘Is Anybody Goin to San Antone’, ‘A Shoulder to Cry On’ and ‘Kiss an Angel Good Morning’, Pride has become of the few African American country artists to have had considerable success and only the second African American to be induced as a member of the Grand Ole Oprey. Pride said that while racial prejudice

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“In the early days, I guess they did try to hide my race some on the albums but I figured that they were gonna see me anyway so, before I used to walk onstage, there was an announcement that said “ladies and gentlemen introducing the only country star with a permanent tan, Charley Pride” and that seemed to work quite well.” Catch Charley Pride when he plays at the Civic Theatre on Friday, November 8.

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espite their name being a delicious pun on the name of one of the architects of 60s British pop, Ray Davies, there is very little in the Day Ravies oeuvre that could be considered revisionist. With definite nods to the jangly brilliance of 60s–esque pop and smatterings of shoegaze and a tad of psych (think a less distorted My Bloody Valentine) on their debut self-titled EP, this Sydney four piece have gone at least one better with their atmospheric, eclectic and densely layered long-player ‘Tussle’. The band’s debut EP showcased a band with an inherent knack for pop experimentation and quickly had pundits scrambling for such labels as ‘shoegaze’, ‘dream pop’, ‘twee’ and everything in between. Late last year, they dropped the woozy ‘Double Act’- the first single from ‘Tussle’. Drifting from the dream-pop innocence of the EP, the single introduced a much thicker and more complex layering into the Day Ravies sound. Catch the Day Ravies when they play at the Wickham Croatian Club on Thursday, October 24.

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aving first put pen to paper while sitting at his parent’s piano at the tender age of six, 29-year-old Tasmanian singer-songwriter Pete Cornelius has packed quite a bit into his 20plus year musical journey. From releasing his first album, ‘Steppin’Out in Blue’at age eleven, to forming his first band, Pete Cornelius and the DeVilles at age 15, not to mention oodles of touring around the country, there isn’t all that much that this folk-tinged bluesman hasn’t accomplished. Now, Cornelius is hitting the road, once again, in support of his latest album - ‘Groundswell’. The album is a beguiling mix of Cornelius’ own compositions – switching effortlessly between soul, rock, r n b and funk, with some carefully selected interpretations of songs by the likes of Tom Waits (‘Cold Water’), the Reverend Al Green (‘Love and Happiness’) and Ray LaMontagne (‘Repo Man’). Catch Pete Cornelius when he plays at the the Wickham Park Hotel on Saturday, October 25.


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here’s no denying that, throughout her forty-plus year career, Renee Geyer has traversed her fair share of musical territory. From pop chanteuse during the ‘Countdown’ days to duskyvoiced soul songstress and pretty much everything in between, Geyer rarely fails to surprise. It should come as no surprise to us, then, that her latest album ‘Swing’ is so much more than the collection of “done before” standards that the track list might suggest. While the album boasts such classics as ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘’Fly Me To The Moon’, ‘My Funny Valentine’ and ‘Alfie’, you can rest assured that this homage to the big band era is anything but clichéd. Geyer, who will be visiting Newcastle later this month, told TE that while she was quite happy with the reception her 25th album had received from pundits and die-hard fans, she said she was a little dismayed that people may dismiss the album as yet another standards collection in the vein of Michael Buble or Rod Stewart. “I’ve always wanted to have a go at the big band thing, and there’s no doubt that the genre as been done before but I approached it in the truest way I could – by taking the songs back to their beginnings and really crank things up with completely new horn lines that really freshen up the songs. “I think that a lot of the reason it has

been overlooked by people who aren’t aware of my work is that they’ll pick it up, see the song list and say “oh, this has all been done before”, but I really wanted to make the point with this record that the more a song had been done, the more I wanted to do them – to set that challenge, you know?” Aside from the standards, Geyer has

also included goosebump inducing versions of two of her biggest songs – ‘Say I Love You’ and ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s World’ also with completely new feels and she said that during the course of recording the album, she had discovered a passion and burgeoning talent for arrangements. “We’ve got a brilliant band on the

album, and I think that’s something I pride myself on more than my vocal talent, is the ability to select great musicians to work with,”she said. “Also, I had such a great time working on the arrangements for these songs – it was very intense but also very rewarding.” Catch Renee Geyer when she plays at Wests Lambton on Sunday, October 27.

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hen it comes to enthusiastic young musicians doing their thing around the traps, they don’t come much more so than Central Coast-based singer/guitarist Howard

Shearman. In the short time Shearman has been plying his musical trade, he has recorded two EPs and shared stages with a number of Aussie music luminaries such as Jon Stevens (Noisworks), James Reyne (Australian Crawl) and Rai Thistlewayte (Thirsty Merc), to name a few. After clocking up gigs in more than 100 different venues, there’s no doubt that Shearman has developed the chops to entertain any audience. Also, with a covers set that reads like a whose–who of popular music, this guy could well be described as a human jukebox. Catch Howard Shearman when he plays at the Honeysuckle Hotel on Sunday, October 20.

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iven that their debut single, the haunting yet driving ‘Glacier’ was released back in July, it’s testament to the song’s longevity that Newcastle-based outfit Twin Lakes would still be touring the song in October. The band will be heading back to home turf, on the last leg of their extensive ‘Glacier’ tour, in what will be the band’s last local show for the year before hunkering down in the studio to record their debut EP. “Yeah, we couldn’t really have asked for a better start,” front man Eddie Garvan said of the song that had generated considerable Triple J airplay and hit number one on the Reverbnation

NSW indie charts. Adding fuel to the fire, the band has also released a supporting film clip for the song – a decidedly eerie affair directed by actor Richard Wilson. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Twin Lakes since forming in mid-2012 as another creative outlet for Garvan outside his other band, The Seabellies. The band have been regular fixtures on East Coast roads for the past 12 months honing their layered sound – the fruits of which will be showcased on their upcoming EP – however Garvan said people should expect much more than what they were given on ‘Glacier’’. “There’s going to be a lot of different stuff on there – the main rule in Twin Lakes is to not repeat ourselves,” he said. Catch Twin Lakes at the Lass O’Gowrie on Friday, October 25.

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in the Blue Mountains, Norway and Finland, the band headed to Chicago’ to record with legendary producer Steve Albini who helmed the band’s debut effort ‘Overgrown Tales’. Gould said Albini was the perfect choice for the band. “His whole philosophy is about making the band happy – which isn’t always the case with high profile producers, and he really knows how to make the songs breathe,” he said. The album is also filled with fantastical imagery that is closely connected to nature and water and Gould said the choice of writing locales helped immensely. “Yeah, we have always been influenced by nature when writing and when we were in Norway, we were in this little Hobbity cottage with grass growing on the roof and while in Finland we were right near the fjords so we were always coming back to the water imagery and the big landscapes.” Catch the Crooked Fiddle Band at the Small Ballroom on Friday, October 25.

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aIt’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the rag-tag group of “circus prostitutes” known as Nancy Vandal started cutting their sometimes satirical but always silly swathe through the hyper-serious Sydney punk rock scene of the early 90’s, but here we are and Australia’s premier zombie skate poets are back, with a killer new album ‘Flogging a Dead Phoenix’ and a tour that hits Newcastle this weekend. “Newcastle and the Central Coast were always really great places to play back in the day so we’re really looking forward to coming back.,”front man Fox Trotsky told TE. Despite a reunion gig in 2003 and an EP, ‘Quite Patrial to Rock’ and accompanying tour in 2009, things have been pretty quiet on the Vandal front since the turn of the century due to an inherent fear that the millennium bug would damage band equipment. With Y2K well and truly behind them, the band are certainly striking while the iron is hot with an album of whip smart, buzzsaw sharp punk rock that is as good as anything they have done. So much so, that the band will be gracing the stage at next year’s Soundwave festival.

“Yeah, that one was more than a bolt from the blue – the Gods of rock and roll have definitely been smiling on us,” Trotsky said. “Back in the old says we were always trying to get on these festival bills – often to no avail.” Trotsky said that the band decided to reform to commemorate the 20th anniversary but Trotsky said he wasn’t at

all keen for a cynical “greatest hits” tour. “I think it was our drummer Dr Flavio who mentioned that or 20-year anniversary was coming up, but I was very wary of just going through the motions so we decided to put out a new album.” So, with the album out and doing its thing, what does the future hold for Nancy Vandal?

“We don’t really have anything planned – we’ll just see what happens,” Trotsky said. “What I will say is that people at the Newcastle show can expect something that is, hopefully not too s**t – I find that if you set the bar low, you are often surprised.” Catch Nancy Vandal at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday, October 18.

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ith the growing need for medium density housing and the increasing popularity of apartments, let’s do a reality check and take a look at the pro’s and con’s of both living options. Experts are saying apartment living is soon set to outpace the Great Australian Dream of the quarter acre block. While affordability and ongoing low supply are the main driving factors behind this trend, there are other considerations that come into play as well. More women in the workforce, longer working hours and a sizeable shift in demographics, are all forces to be reckoned with when considering lifestyle options for today and into the future. The ‘apartment generation’ will age and their family situations and lifestyle preferences will change, but traditional housing will remain a viable choice for Australians for many years to come. The choice of whether to live in an apartment or a house, complete with a yard, will come down to whether you are looking to live in a property or rent. Then it is about you or your tenants’ lifecycle stages and financial means. The baby boomer generation are holding onto their homes longer at the moment, but eventually they will need to either

downsize or seek other forms of retirement and aged care living, freeing up their homes for future generations. However, it may be a case that by then the “apartment generation will be used to living in apartments and even though they are ready to raise a family, they believe they can do so in the more affordable apartment option. Not to mention the fact that their weekends will be free of mowing lawns, fixing fences or gardening. On the other hand, they may still see a strong need for having a yard where their children can run around, or a house which offers greater space in general. Investors also need to be considered when looking at apartments vs houses. People looking to invest need to consider where the greatest returns on their capital will come from. Take into account short term yields and returns as well as long term capital gains and growth, and both apartments and houses have much to offer here. Currently, there is a long list of higher density governance issues which need to be resolved, such as assistance programs for emergency and disaster victims, initiatives for environmental programmes, insurance packages and environmentally sustainable design principles, to name a few.

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4 2+ 3 4 Caves Court, Caves Beach OASIS BY THE BEACH • Located less than 400m from • Formal & informal living, dinning & family rooms the beach • Single level luxury • Quiet cul de sac • Ensuite & walk-in & built-in • In-ground pool and covered to main bedroom built-ins to outdoor area others • Big level block 730m2

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aguar Land Rover Australia is supporting a radical new solar car, incorporating Formula 1 design concepts, which will compete in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The vehicle was designed and built by the Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) who will be up against 40 other teams from across the world. The CUER team of students sped across the harsh landscape of the Australian interior starting 6th October and are covering 3,000 km. The drivers will experience temperatures of 40c+ and will be trying to avoid bushfires, which nearly scuppered last year’s race. Australian road testing is underway because of the great disparity between local conditions and the UK. Jaguar Land Rover Australia is proud to assist the CUER team by providing support vehicles for the duration of the race program. Replicating the temperatures (or even just the sun) of the race in the UK is no easy task. However, the team was provided with access to Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art environmental testing facility in Coventry, UK, where they could test the car’s cooling. Adequate cooling is essential for the performance of the space-grade solar cells, but equally important for the driver, who must endure 4 hours stints in the tiny cockpit. The team is also rehearsing for control stops (the WSC equivalent of pit stops), using experience imported from a number of F1 teams. The standards for changes at control stops are incredibly high: in the 2011 competition, the 4th placed team could change a driver and two wheels in less than 30 seconds. The team is also keen to inspire young people about the potential of solar

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technology. During their stay at Kormilda College they’ve given demonstrations of the working car to young science students to demonstrate what their studies can lead to. This follows on from the numerous school trips the team has made in the UK and events at places including

the London Science Museum to take the car’s technology to a wider audience. In addition, members of the public can contact the team through their “Ask an Engineer” feature on CUER’s website. Recent World Solar Challenge rule changes have levelled the playing field,

replacing 3 wheels with 4 and drastically changing the shape of cars to make them safer. CUER’s game-changing solar car ‘Resolution’ takes full advantage of these changes, and has just emerged from its final stages of manufacture in the BOC Workshop Facilities in Darwin.

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4x4, 3.5 litre, V6, auto, cruise control, 6 stacker CD, full steel bull bar, Warne winch.

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AO84VY $11,999 2008 FORD RANGER XL SUPER CAB

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4X4, 5 speed manual. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a Hilux SR Extra Cab 4x4 with a ute back and canopy. Powered by Toyota’s 3 litre D4D Turbo DIesel engine it offers excellent performance on road and off. This truck is a genuine one owner with log books and full service history. Many features both inside and out, too many to list here!

4x2, Super Cab, 3.0 litre diesel, 5 speed manual, aircon, ABS, front & side airbags.

AT53LB 2009 TOYOTA HILUX SR

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PCY311 $2,999 2007 FORD FALCON XL BF MKII

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$7,999

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$13,999

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AU45VJ $14,999 2003 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER TABLETOP

4x2, 4 litre V6, 5 speed auto, drives exceptionally well, immaculate both in and out.

4x4, crew cab, 3.0 litre turbo diesel, 5 speed manual, power everything. Great buy!

2.5 litre, 5 speed Turbo diesel, powerful yet economical. Dual sliding doors, cargo barrier. One owner with full service history.

4x4, 4.2 litre, 6 cylinder diesel, manual transmission, Ex-government vehicle with full service history, low kms, bull bar & snorkel.

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WICKHAM CAR CENTRE 2003 NISSAN PULSAR ST Manual, alloys, ideal first car BT 07 DV $3,990

2004 HOLDEN ASTRA TS

Manual, alloys, low km’s ASA 40M $4,990

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RIX Car Centre Newcastle has been proudly supplying Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Greater Hunter area with quality ex-fleet, one-owner vehicles for over 14 years. Senior Sales Manager at ORIX Car Centre Newcastle, Jeff deGroot said “Most members of our loyal and dedicated sales team has been with the dealership since day one and understands that trust and experience has to be earned. Over 30% of our sales are to repeat customers or referrals from previous customers.” “By selling only ORIX ex-fleet vehicles,

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our team carefully select the right vehicles best suited for local conditions and also have access to an even broader range of vehicles at any given time,” said Mr deGroot. “Most of our vehicles have full maintenance and service histories available” he added. ORIX Car Centre Newcastle is a long term and very proud sponsor of the Kotara Bears and South Newcastle Football Clubs. ORIX Car Centre Newcastle is open 7 days a week and can be found at 54-68 Tudor Street Hamilton, or call 4965 4388.

AED, Ghia, 7 seats, low km’s BV 04 VX $18,990

2002 BMW 330Ci

Convertible, leather, summer fun BV 03 VX $24,990

V6, reverse camera, sat nav, low km’s BV 23 KP $7,990

2001 LEXUS ES300

Sunroof, alloys, climate control ALA 147 $13,990

2006 LEXUS RX350

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5 door, 1.8 litre, 4 speed auto, only 73,194km, March 2014 rego.

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2010 nIssan PatHFInder st 4x4

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3.6 litre, 6 speed auto, only 42,475 km, excellent condition, balance of new car warranty

Series 4, 2.5 litre, 5 speed auto, only 62327km, excellent condition, balance of new car warranty

3.0 litre turbo diesel, 5 speed auto, bull bar, tow bar, side steps, full service history

6.0 litre, 6 speed auto, excellent condition, full service history, only 67,139km, balance of new car warranty

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Land Rover: Taking the scenic route in China

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SOLD! SUZUKI GTX BALENO Drives very well, cold air, sporty sedan, one owner. URY 928

$2700

MITSUBISHI LANCER 2002, 5 speed, airbag, ice cold air, drives well, 12 month warranty 532 JSW

$3900

COMMODORE VX LUMINA Sedan, silver, air bags, cd, power windows, a great car XPD 341

$2700

MITSUBISHI MIRAGE Low km, air cond, airbag, log book history, a great first car, superb value AP 88 GM

$4700

BMW 318i One owner, great service history, airbags, ABS, auto, ice cold air, Aug ’14 rego BV 15 CB

P

ioneering a mountainous route across north-west China never previously completed by a vehicle from outside the country, the Silk Trail 2013 expedition has successfully traversed the Xinjiang-Tibet highway, during five consecutive days and nights at altitudes of 3,900 to 5,300 metres. On this toughest leg so far on the journey from Solihull to Mumbai, the expedition’s team members covered ground very few westerners have seen before, passing through military-controlled areas close to international borders at altitudes classified by medical practitioners and mountaineers as ‘High’, ‘Very High’, and ‘Extremely High’. Before entering China, the Silk Trail 2013 expedition spent the last of its eight nights in scenic Kyrgyzstan at a yurt camp next to Tash Rabat, a 15th Century brick-built caravanserai that sheltered merchants travelling on the Silk Road. Next day, the expedition reached Kashgar, one of China’s westernmost and remotest of cities, where in Roman times the north and south Silk Roads split. It was the high mountains that the three Range Rover Hybrid prototypes would have to conquer. In the next five days, heading south-east from Kashgar to Zhangmu on the China-Nepal border, the roads climbed and fell repeatedly between altitudes of 3,500 and 5,400 metres. At sea-level, 21 percent of the air is oxygen, but at 5,000 metres this is reduced to 10 percent. The effects of altitude were experienced by the whole team, with short bursts of supplementary oxygen required occasionally. The performance of the Range Rover Hybrids was much less affected by the thin air. With the torque-strong alliance of electric-and-diesel engines proving only

slightly less responsive than usual to throttle commands, particularly on steep inclines; the Range Rovers continued to make good progress with their heavy loads. Auto makers rarely have a chance to test their vehicles at such extreme altitudes, so Land Rover engineers have been closely monitoring data logged about the cars’ behaviour. This demanding journey is the

final validation test of Range Rover Hybrid prototypes before the model is signed-off for production. The expedition’s last night in China was spent less than a mile away from the Friendship Bridge connecting China and Nepal, ahead of a crossing into the penultimate country on this epic journey to India.

$4700

HOLDEN BARINA 2005 hatch, dual airbags, 129km, ice cold air, 12mths warranty, a great little car

$4700

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TOYOTA ECHO 4 door sedan in excellent condition, ice cold air, safe and reliable Toyota

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COMMODORE VZ ACCLAIM 2004 model in great condition, airbags, parking sensors, cruise control and a host more. Think quick

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1999 model, 2 litre, 4 cylinder, rego til Aug 2014 AV 97 EO

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$5,990

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$5,990

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$6,990

Mitsubishi Pajero GLX

Land Rover Discovery Td5

2004 model, 3.6 litre V6

2000 model, 4x4, LWB, 2.8 litre turbo diesel

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$5700

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Holden Commodore SV6

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BMW 318i 1996 model, 4 door sedan, black leather trim, 1.8 litre, 4 cylinder, rego May 2014

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NEWCASTLE DISTRICT BOWLS REPORT with Denis Broad, OAM

Jets quartet give the Terrace a slice of history

T Kim Evans (centre) is seeing support for the remainder of hid 15,500km journey

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n Thursday 24th October, 57-yearold Kim Evans will cycle from Sydney to Rathmines, completing 14,500 of his 15,500 km marathon cycle around Australia. Beginning at Lismore in May, Kim has overcome incredible adversities to complete this personal challenge, including the deaths of his mother and his father-in-law, and being completely self-funded for this trip. Kim is carrying the ashes of his best friend/brother-in-law, Bob Delaney in a clasp around his neck, following Bob’s tragic death from Motor Neurone Disease a few years ago. They had planned to cycle around Australia when they retired but unfortunately MND is a fatal disease so Kim is honouring a promise to Bob, whilst raising awareness of MND and fund raising

for research into this terrible killer. Kim will leave Rathmines early on Saturday 26th October to cycle to Bulahdelah, then to Taree on 27th, Port Macquarie 28th, Coffs Harbour 29th, Grafton 30th and finally return to Lismore on 31st October. It would be wonderful if Kim and his volunteer crew could be joined by cyclists for the remainder of his journey up the East Coast, giving him support and donations from individuals and business houses on the way. For further details please view details on Kim’s site at www.nomnd.com.au or look on Facebook for Devil’n’Me Around Ozee Ride for No MND

he Raymond Terrace quartet of Brendan Plunkett, Ross Gardner, Ian Lean & Jason Stokes created history last Sunday by becoming the first Jets players to win the Newcastle District Champion of Club Champions Fours Championship. They defeated the Kahibah combination of John Parkinson (substitute for Barry Grace), Paul Bradshaw, Ian Barrett & Howard Smith 19/7 in the final played in hot difficult windy conditions at Alder Park Bowling Club. Stokes only lead by one shot 8/7 after 11 ends, but scored three shots on both the 12th & 13th ends to establish a match winning 14/7 advantage. In the semi-finals Stokes edged out Valentine’s Terry Jones, Anthony Ellercamp, Ian Macrae & Bill Ahoy 19/18. While Howard Smith scored three shots on the last end to clinch a 24/19

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Honouring a promise: Join Kim in his epic journey

victory over Michael Staples, Wayne Smith, Craig Thompson & Andrew Smith (Lambton). Raymond Terrace No.1 will meet Raymond Terrace No.2 in the final of the Newcastle District No.1 Grade Three Threes Competition. Raymond Terrace No.2 defeated Beresfield 62/50 last Wednesday to set up the showdown with its No.1 side. The trio of Brad Hickey, David Bull, Terry Powter set up the Raymond Terrace No.2 win defeating Brent Christiansen, Graeme Croft & Col Friend 23/9. East Maitland Bowling Club will host the State play-offs of the blue ribbon State Singles & Senior Singles Championships on Friday & Saturday. In the first round of the State Singles David Govan (Valentine) meets Don Morgan (Walgett), while in the Senior Singles Championship Ross Levido (Valentine) confronts Miro Perovic (Terrigal).

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ewcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond will resist making wholesale changes for Sunday’s clash with Perth Glory despite a disappointing first-up 2-0 loss to Sydney FC. “You have to give players who performed tonight a real opportunity. We’re going to stick with that squad and in particular the team,’’ van Egmond said. “I think we have a good team and a real strong squad. You can start to dominate a game but unless you’ve got something to show for it the opposition is going to hurt you.” Despite their disjointed attack, the Jets did create some definite scoring chances. Sam Gallaway had an opportunity in the box in the 22nd minute but was stopped by a tackle from Sydney’s Joel Chianese. Gallaway was involved again shortly after Sydney’s second goal, providing a quality cross for Adam Taggart, whose header was too high. Craig Goodwin then looped a free kick around the wall in the 68th minute which bounced awkwardly before being collected by Sydney goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic. Jacob Pepper headed into the crossbar when the game was all but gone in stoppage time. Perth Glory head into this week’s match

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Jets defender Kew Jaliens made his A-League debut for the club against Sydney FC

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