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A kick in the arts Redevelopment of gallery shelved, but the fight will go on

LIBRARY FIGHT Lake Macquarie Council’s plan to relocate Belmont Library to a smaller shopfront location if patronage figures don’t increase by five per cent by 2014 has sparked a strong response. ‘Save Our Belmont Library Committee’ member, Robin Gordon OAM, says the committee is alive and well and still working and fighting for the community’s right to have a fully functional public library. Several key events are planned in coming weeks.

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disappointed, but this is not dead,” Dr Henderson said. “We can do this. We’ve got the collection, we’ve got the know-how, we just need the building.” Dr Henderson has faith that the Leadership Group initiated by the Lord Mayor, which includes both the State Member, Tim Owen, and Federal Member, Sharon Grierson, will provide the united approach called for by the Premier last week. The group’s first priority, however, will be the fight to retain the $7 million in Commonwealth funding, which Federal Minister for Regional Services and Local Communities, Catherine King, has confirmed is now “at extreme risk”. The project’s postponement hasn’t affected

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espite a disappointing result at last week’s Council meeting, supporters of the Newcastle Art Gallery remain hopeful the redevelopment will eventually get the State funding required to go ahead. Chairman of the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation, Dr Robert Henderson, was in the packed public gallery when Independent and Liberal Councillors carried the motion to essentially shelve the redevelopment, on the basis that Council cannot afford the project. “Clearly, yes, we were all bitterly

the “NAGsupporters” social media campaign though, which continues to gain momentum. Spearheading the campaign is local freelance journalist and blogger, Linda Drummond, who said the group’s Facebook page had grown to over 600 likes in just over a week. “I was absolutely not surprised [by these figures]; I was thrilled and delighted,” Ms Drummond said. “I just know that when there’s a cause people fell passionate about, they will jump in.” Ms Drummond was confident the online community would continue to fight for the redevelopment, which they see as a “massive benefit for the community now and into the future”. @triciamorosin

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’m sitting in the chair for the next couple of weeks because our editor, Louise Bourke, has jetted off on her honeymoon after getting married last weekend. Louise looked beautiful and I think all of us agree that Simon has managed to score himself an excellent catch. Apparently he was in charge of the honeymoon plans – so wherever they’ve ended up, we here at the Post wish them all the best for a long and happy life together. Driving to work on Monday, it was fabulous to look around in the traffic and watch people’s reaction to the extraordinary sports story that was unfolding at the US Masters Golf. Now my golf swing is about as good as Lindsay Lohan’s track record of Christian worship, so I know very little about the game, but that didn’t stop me – or anyone else, it seems – cheering home Adam Scott in a thrilling playoff hole at Augusta. It took 77 years for Australia to have a US Masters champion, and all of us should bask in the glory of Scott’s efforts this week. Golf experts tell me that it was Scott’s putting that got him home. Some of that Aussie spirit didn’t go astray, either. Like the Soccer World Cup a few years back, we all become experts when Australians find themselves in situations like this – and who could blame us? What a tremendous week for Australian sport – and what a wonderful achievement from a young Aussie on the world stage.

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SW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, visited the region last week and officially opened the new Wiripaang Public School at Gateshead with the Member for Charlestown, Andrew Cornwell. The new school was formed by merging Gateshead and Gateshead West Public Schools and is located on the site of the former Gateshead Public School. Wiripaang has been taking students since the start of this year and now has 192 students enrolled. “It is fantastic to see the enthusiasm the community already has for the new Wiripaang Public School,” Mr O’Farrell said. “With its focus on community engagement as well as literacy and numeracy, it is clear Wiripaang Public School is already well on its way to fulfilling the role of all our great public schools – being the hub of its community.” Mr Cornwell said the amalgamation of the schools was managed in consultation with the community. “The legacy of the two former schools is reflected in Wiripaang Public School’s new motto, ‘Courage and Character’ – taken from elements of the mottos of the Gateshead West and Gateshead Public Schools,” Mr Cornwell said. “All the evidence is that Wiripaang Public School will more than live up to their strong traditions. I wish the new school community all the best in meeting those high expectations.”

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NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, Charlestown MP Andrew Cornwell and Wiripaang Public School captains Natasha Bailey and Travhon Lemalama.

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Efforts on the world stage enhance Prime Minister’s credibility

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hilst on an overseas trip in 2010, Julia Gillard quipped that she would rather be at home in a classroom reading to students. What a difference 25 Prime Ministerial trips in 23 different countries makes. She now looks more comfortable on the world stage than she does at home facing domestic politics. Love or hate Julia Gillard, this deal

with China is historic. It’s a big deal. The biggest since Gough Whitlam in the 1970s made a bold move and visited the communist controlled state and opened up the dialogue. To this day only three other countries have the same access – Russia, Germany and the UK. I’m told the United States struggle to even get a meeting with the Ministry of Finance (NDC), let alone

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any kind of partnership. Just one month after the new regime was formally ushered in, Julia Gillard has managed to hold face to face meetings with the number one and number two leader

– President Xi Jingping and Premier Li Keqiang. When the world is falling over each other to get into the Chinese market, forge deeper ties and latch on to China’s extraordinary growth, Australia has trumped them all. For a former Education Minister more comfortable at home in the classroom, Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, might be best remembered for her achievements overseas. She secured a strategic partnership with India last year and now China. The two most populous countries in the world that will produce 3.5 billion middle class customers over the coming decade. These customers will want to travel, drink good wine, eat good food and have the good life. So for all the medium to small businesses in Australia, whether you operate a small vineyard in South Australia, produce organic food in NSW, or run travel tours in Queensland, there is opportunity for us all. The furthering of these relationships will be one of Julia Gillard’s few great legacies and future governments both Liberal and Labor will benefit for decades to come.


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reens Councillor, Michael Osborne, believes “the stars are aligning” for Newcastle to introduce new night markets – similar to the previously successful ‘Red Lantern’ markets – after Council unanimously supported his motion to investigate the idea. Cr Osborne had originally proposed a working party be formed for his initiative, however this was downgraded to a report, after the new General Manager, Kenneth Gouldthorp, expressed strong opposition to working parties. Mr Gouldthorp stressed his concerns as to the operating costs of such groups and at one point during the meeting warned Council “we’ll bury ourselves in committees and we’ll bury our decision making”. Despite changing his motion to obtain bipartisan support, Cr Osborne disagrees with the GM’s approach. “I think working parties are really good – you get much better outcomes that way,” Cr Osborne said. “We should be working with stakeholders to get solutions, instead of just telling them what to do.” In accordance with the motion, Mr Gouldthorp will provide a report on how Council could facilitate the establishment and sustainability of night markets. Working groups will, however, be allocated to assess future options for Beresfield Golf Course and Swim Centre, thanks to much lobbying by Labor Councillor, Jason Dunn, and the vote of fellow Ward 4 Independent Councillor, Allan “Robbo” Robinson.

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THE RESIDENTS OF LAKE MACQUARIE Did we miss you? The removal of the dividers allow you to recycle more product by creating the additional space. All homes received a prior notification via a letterbox leaflet, however, we accept that some homes may not have received this notification or may have missed it.

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Funding announcement: $30m boost to city centre

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its Faculty of Business and Law will move from Callaghan Campus to a new purpose-built Education Precinct in the city centre. “This $30 million investment will transform the University of Newcastle and the city centre, and have widespread benefits for the region,” Ms Bird said, acknowledging Labor’s commitment to the Newcastle region.

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

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aking the pledge to become an Australian citizen is a momentous occasion for those who choose to take the journey. Just like when I took on the role of Mayor and pledged to represent Lake Macquarie’s constituents to the best of my ability, those becoming citizens pledge that they will represent Australia and their community to the best of their ability. It is a highly emotional moment for those becoming citizens, their families and even for me, as these new citizens commit to our nation and sing the national anthem as citizens for the first time. This week I had the pleasure of wearing my Mayoral robes while officially welcoming Lake Macquarie’s newest citizens at their ceremony. It was an incredible feeling to wear the robes for the first time and demonstrates the importance of these ceremonies for the City of Lake Macquarie.

The wearing of mayoral robes is an English tradition, which dates back to at least the 14th Century. In Australia, it is a uniform of office and is worn to show respect and honour for the mayoral state and the representation of community. I feel that wearing the mayoral robes at citizenship ceremonies marks a sense of occasion for these ceremonial acts of Local Government and acknowledges how important the receival of citizenship is to these residents. I look forward to wearing the robes at other ceremonies throughout the year. On another note, the green waste service is off to a great start. The first two weeks of service have been a success with more than 700 tonnes of green waste collected. To find out your green waste collection days and other information that relates to you visit the new mobile friendly site my.lakemac.com.au.

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new cookbook, ‘Gather’. Library Section Manager, Joanne Smith, said Julie’s last visit to Toronto Library was “a hit” and stressed that bookings for this event would be essential (4945 4329). To keep up to date with what’s on at Belmont Library, visit the Lake Macquarie Council website. @triciamorosin

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activities throughout the year after seeing some of their work on display at NAIDOC Week events in the past,” Ms Smith said. “Na Ya Boo Larng agreed and put a huge amount of effort into creating the quilt which tells the local story of NarutaKa-Wa, the Great Sky Lizard of Pulbah Island.” Locals are encouraged to share a Dreamtime story with Aunty Danny on the beautiful new Naruta-Ka-Wa quilt this Friday, April 19 at Charlestown Library (11am – 12pm).

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hings are happening at Belmont Library – that’s the message from the committee members who are currently fighting to save the library from being downsized. In March, The Post ran a story on Lake Macquarie Council’s plan to relocate Belmont Library to a smaller shopfront location if patronage figures don’t increase by five per cent by 2014. A number of our readers responded by indicating their support for the library and offering ideas to improve patronage. ‘Save Our Belmont Library Committee’ member, Robin Gordon OAM, was last week excited to share some new changes to the library’s services with our readers. “The [committee] is alive and well and still working and fighting for the community’s right to have a fully functional public library,” Ms Gordon said. “Our latest good news is that we now have wireless facilities for computer users at our library and [free lessons] on computer use, the Internet, email and technology for beginners and advanced users of all ages.” Lake Mac foodies will also be excited to hear that celebrity cook, Julie Goodwin, will be visiting the library later this month for a special book signing. Ms Goodwin, who won the first Australian Masterchef title, will be at Belmont Library on Wednesday, April 24 (12.30pm – 2.30pm) to discuss her

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ne of the pinnacle events for ‘the beautiful game’ will put Newcastle squarely in the spotlight with the announcement of our fair city as a host venue for the AFC Asian Cup Australia in 2015. The event is billed to be a ‘Festival of Football’ and is the biggest football tournament Australia has ever hosted. It will bring 45,000 international visitors to Australia, more than 500,000 fans will attend matches and the television audience will reach more than 2.5 billion people. The Asian Cup in Australia will be a three week, 32 match tournament and there are five host cities including Newcastle. So what’s in it for us? There will be two qualifying games played at Hunter Stadium as well as a semi final and the third v fourth playoff. Teams will be playing, training and staying here. They will be joined by their families, support staff and spectators. They will all need accommodation, places to eat, attractions to visit and shops to buy things at. Media affiliates from all over the world will be here broadcasting

around the world. This provides a rare opportunity for us to showcase our city to the world so I am setting down the challenge for us to make our city the best it can be by the time the event comes around in January 2015. We need to do all that we can to make sure the Asian Cup organisers, players and fans feel welcomed by the Newcastle community and go home feeling like they’ve had a great time at the Cup and great experience in our city.

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ut your pom poms up for some talented Novocastrians who will this week travel to Florida, USA, and represent Australia in an international club cheerleading championship. 47 cheerleaders from East Coast Allstars in Gateshead have been training extensively for the United States All Star Federation’s ‘Worlds’ cheerleading competition, where they’ll go up against 40 countries in front of some 50,000 people. It’s a big step up from the club’s humble beginnings in 2007, when they were just seven people training in Dixon Park. The group has since exploded into the East Coast Allstars cheerleading gym – owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Derrick and Kassi Turner – with more than 100 cheerleaders. It’s an interesting uptake considering the sport doesn’t have a traditional following in Australia. “I just think it’s a different sport and Australians do love their sport, whatever

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The East Coast Allstars will represent Australia in the USASF ‘Worlds’ Championships, having grown from a small group of enthusiasts to a strong group of world class cheerleading athletes in the space of a very short time.

it is,” Mr Turner said. “A lot of these kids did sports aerobics, they did gymnastics, they did dancing and they were all looking for something different, and tried it and [loved it].” Last year their all-girl squad,

the Lady Birds, won every Australian competition they went to, including State and Nationals. The Worlds will be much fiercer competition, however, Californian born, Mr Turner, says there won’t be any of

the antics made famous in the Hollywood flick, ‘Bring it On’. “That’s not even close to reality – that movie was to make money. It’s a healthy competition, with just a bit of friendly trash talk,” he said.

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he largest disability event ever in Australia – the 2013 possABLE IDEASEXPO – is heading to Newcastle next month and around 5,000 people are expected to attend. Running from May 3 to 4 at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, visitors who attend the free expo will get to see the best in equipment designed to support an independent life, as well as learn about new technology and smart devices for the

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home. Sports wheels, standing frames, power wheels and beach wheels, will be on show, as well as adaptable cars and trucks. Newcastle has been chosen to host the event because in July the city will become the first and largest launch site of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Head of the NDIS agency, David Bowen, will be at the expo to explain all and take questions. For more information visit www.2013possableideasexpo.com.au

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recently read an article (Daily Telegraph, 8.4.13) about the use of motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters. It gave the statistics that there are 231,000 of these used across Australia and ‘at least 62 (people) have died from collisions and falls on mobility scooters since 2000’, 11 of those in NSW. That is an average of one every year. The article quoted one reader as saying that despite being a car driver before being confined to a wheelchair, she found the experience totally different to being in charge of a car and recommends training for all users of these scooters. I agree. Not only do the users need training as to where they should be using these devices safely, they need to be trained in using them in a courteous manner. On many occasions I have seen the users riding along the side of a road or crossing a road in an extremely dangerous manner. They often do not appear to look and seem to believe that just because they are on a mobility device, everyone will just stop for them and always give them right of way. Not true. They have responsibilities as well. I also believe that these responsibilities increase

when the users are in confined spaces such as shopping centres. These devices are like mini-heavy vehicles and just barrel through shopping centre walkways or supermarket aisles thinking that their disability gives them permanent right of way. I should think it is the other way. If they are being permitted to operate a motorised device in a confined area which is being used heavily by pedestrians, then they should be the one to be most courteous and give way to the pedestrians, not the other way round. In fact, it was not too long ago that a scooter user ran into an elderly pedestrian in a local suburban shopping centre and broke the elderly man’s hip as he fell over the scooter. It is not just training that many of these users need, it is a small dose of courtesy. It is not all users that are like this, but just as with anything else, it is the small percentage of thoughtless people that destroy the reputation of all. The dangers associated to these devices are both ways and can be almost eliminated with some thought, care and consideration.

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The night before: Service allows us to remember Melissah Comber

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he Newcastle Civic Park War Memorial Preservation Group will be holding their second annual candlelight ANZAC service on April 24. Like traditional ANZAC services, this is a service of remembrance where attendees will have the opportunity to light a candle for those who fell as a result of war. Group Secretary, Gerry Bailey, said last year’s inaugural service attracted almost 100 people, and the Memorial Preservation Group hopes to build on that this year. “Last year we had people coming from as far as South Australia, so it goes to show how fantastic a service like this is,” he said. Although it seems a little unconventional to hold a service on the eve of ANZAC Day, Mr Bailey said the inspiration was right there in the Ode of Remembrance, in the line, ‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning’. “The dawn service acknowledges the morning, and we take the sunset,” Mr Bailey said. The candlelight service will run for approximately 45 minutes and will feature the Last Post, Ode of Remembrance and the Reveille. The service will be held in the southeastern corner of Civic Park, near the Art Gallery on Laman Street, commencing at 5.15pm.

George Medal recipient Don McHattie with Gerry Bailey at last year’s service.

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World at his feet: Daniel set to represent Australia

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aniel Eisenhauer has the world, or at least South America, at his gloved fingertips. Daniel, of Waratah, has been selected to represent Australia in the Under 15 International Futsal Team, set to tour Brazil at the end of this year. Futsal is a five-a-side variation of football which is played on a pitch approximately a quarter of the size of a standard football field with a smaller, less bouncy ball. Although he has 10 years of football experience behind him, he only took up futsal last year as a way of furthering his skills. After playing in a Premier League competition between Newcastle, the

Hunter and the Central Coast, Daniel was quickly selected to represent Newcastle in the National Titles which were held in January, and from there was taken into the Australian team. However, Daniel is struggling to find the $7000 needed to make the trip. “I was thrilled to represent Newcastle,” he said. “I can’t believe I could represent my country.” In order to help cover the costs, Daniel is organising a trivia night and golf day. “I am trying to fundraise as much of the cost as I can myself as it is not something my family can afford,” he said. Daniel will be holding an afternoon of barefoot bowls followed by finger food and trivia on May 11 at Adamstown Bowling Club. To be involved in Daniel’s fundraising contact Jo-Ann Thomas on 0427 411 441.

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Chance to show your appreciation

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ember for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, is encouraging Hunter locals to show their support for our troops by sending them a care package or letter of appreciation this ANZAC Day. “As we pause to mark the sacrifices of Australian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen this ANZAC Day, we should all remember there are over 2,500 personnel currently deployed on operations from Afghanistan to the Solomon Islands and some 60,000 veterans who have fought in wars over the last decade,” Mr Baldwin said. “Australians are proud of their military personnel and ANZAC Day is a perfect opportunity for our local community to rally behind our serving personnel, particularly those currently deployed on overseas operations.” All local Australia Post outlets will accept the care packages and provide free delivery for packages weighing no more than two kilograms.

Senders are reminded to include a letter and self-addressed envelope in their package, so they can receive a return letter. According to Mr Baldwin, the current political landscape has only reinforced the need to show the troops we support them. “ANZAC Day 2013 marks an important period in Australia’s contemporary military operations – it is the first ANZAC Day since our troops have withdrawn from Timor-Leste and it will be one of the last observed by Australian troops in Afghanistan,” Mr Baldwin said. “This ANZAC Day it will be just as important to support those Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel currently serving overseas as it will be to support those who have recently returned from operations, particularly those wounded while on operations, and their families.” Tell us how you plan to commemorate ANZAC Day. Email editorial@ newcastlepost.com.au.

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community guide... COMMUNITY Adamstown Old Blokes: Meet @ The Dungeon, Adamstown Uniting Church, 1st & 3rd Tues 9,30am-12pm. Vic 4957 3888 or John 4943 5316. Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Course: Glendale and Hamilton TAFE. Phone Janette, Judy or Janet on 49 791 631 or 49 699 461. Artists: Professional Artists Studio Trail, last Sun, 11am to 4pm. 4987 7947 or visit artiststudiotrail.com. ARAFMI: Counselling, education and support for families, relatives and friends of people with mental illness. 22 Stewart Ave, Hamilton East. www.arafmihunter.org. 4961 6717 or 4961 2842. Bible study: Non-denominational, Mon, 7.30pm. 4950 6708. Bicycles: Free pushbike parts, help and workshops. Fri and Sat, 9am-5pm, the Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre, 106 Robert St, Islington. 4961 6582. Choir: Lake Singers, each Wed, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, 1st St, Booragul. 4963 2077. Newcastle City Choir, Wed, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Mayfield Uniting Church, Highfield St. 49674401. Choir: Newcastle mental health and well being choir, Under Construction, meet Thurs PRA, 259 King Street Newcastle 2.30pm4.45pm. Kaz 0437 301 271 or Karen 0421 863 425. Chorus: Honeysuckle Chorus – 4-part harmony singing. Mon 6.30-9pm “The Place” Charlestown Square Community Centre. Lesley 0401 393 366. Dads in Distress: Call 1300 853 437 or visit www.dadsindistress. asn.au to find your nearest peer support group or local worker. DIDSS Support Group, Wed 7.30pm Tighes Hill School. Domestic Violence Resource Centre: 4927 8529 for information and support. NSW Justices Association: Community desk at Edgeworth town Centre for witnessing and signing documents, 1st Thurs & 3rd sat 10am-12pm. 0416 124 604 or lakemacquarie@nswja.org. au. Westlakes branch free witnessing and signing documents 1st Saturday 10am-1pm outside Best and Less, Stockland Glendale and Wed & Fri from 10am-1pm at Toronto Courthouse. Meet 2nd Tue Toronto Polyclinic, James St Toronto from 7.30pm. 4959 4325. Older Women’s Network: 1ST Thurs The Loft , Wolfe St Newcastle, 9.30am. Marion 4970 4447. Red Cross Volunteers: Full training and ongoing support is provided. 165 Lambton Road Broadmeadow. 1800 827 677. Red Ochre Workshops: Aboriginal contemporary painting classes. Wed (during school holidays) 9am-3pm. Bookings essential. 3/155 Nelson Street Wallsend. Scrapbooking classes, Tue (school holidays). Reflexology: Belmont Neighbourhood Centre. 4947 0031. Retired Friends Group: companionship and activities for seniors. Thurs 10am-2pm Church of the Good Shepherd, Joslin St Kotara Sth. 4943 0103. SIDS and Kids: Support group fourth Wed Multipurpose Centre, 9 Thorne St, Toronto 12pm-2pm. 4969 3171. Singles: Over 50s friendship group. 0412 773 886. Social Circle: Singles, widows & widowers aged 60-70. 0409 712 795. Tax help: Free help available to low income earners with basic tax returns. By appointment 4947 0031. The Bridge: Personal development and spiritual awareness group. Meets fortnightly. New members very welcome. 0402 107 772.

CLUBS Adamstown Combined Pensioners: Bus trip 2nd Tue, bingo Fri from 11am. 4952 7000. Belmont Country Women’s Association: Craft every Tues, 9am 1.30pm in Senior Citizen’s Hall, Glover Street, Belmont. 4958 5519. Belmont Lantern Club: AGM, Monday, Aug 6, Tingira Centre, Floraville Road Floraville, 2pm. Nanette Bingham 4971 4165. Electronics Club: Jesmond. After 9pm Mon – Fri. 0413 876 368. Kiwanis: East Maitland meetings, Bank Hotel, 1st and 3rd Mon from 6.30pm. 4934 3661. Laughter Club: Islington Park every Sat, 10.30am. All ages. 0417 293388 or 0403 043 647. Lions Club: Warners Bay the 1st and 3rd Thurs nights, 6.30pm for 7pm start. Lions Hall, Sweet St, Warners Bay. 4943 5909. Elemore Vale 2nd & 4th Tue, Wallsend Diggers from 6.30pm. 0412 110220. RSL Coffee Pot Day Club: For senior citizens, Fri 10am-2pm, St Augustines Church Hall, Winsor St, Merewether. 4962 2668. Seniors: New Lambton Senior Citizens, day coach trips each month. Pick up Jesmond, New Lambton and Elermore Vale. 4957 5619 (after 5pm).Wallsend Senior Citizens Fellowship Group, Thurs, from 11.30am for lunch, from 1pm for entertainment, Wallsend Pioneer Hall. 4951 6190. National Seniors Weslakes 2nd Wed 9.45am Toronto Diggers. 4955 1314 or 4959 1230. Newcastle National Seniors Adamstown RSL, 4th Tue from 10am. 4952 8787 or 4920 8821. Cardiff Seniors seeking new members – carpet bowls cards and more. 4945 5785 or 0406 727 455. Toastmasters: Alpha Toastmasters Club, every Mon 6.45pm Newcastle Panthers. 49555011. Wallsend Toastmasters Club, Thurs, 7pm - 9.30pm, Wallsend Diggers Club. 4951 1830. Port Hunter Toastmasters. Meetings, Mon 6.30pm, Mayfield Sports & Recreation Club. 4951 5234. Newcastle Toastmasters, 1st & 3rd Thurs, 7pm the Cricketers Arms, Cooks Hill. 0415 081 610. VIEW: Wallsend, 3rd Mon 10.30am, function 4th Mon, Wallsend Diggers Club 4954 9421. Nobbys Evening, South Newcastle Leagues Club, 1st Tues, 6.15pm, 4954 9286. Redhead, 1st Wed Central Leagues Club 11am. 4944 7483. Beresfield, 1st Wed Beresfield Bowling Club from 10:30am, 4966 4649. Belmont 3rd Wednesday, 10.30am Charlestown Leagues. 4967 7068. Belmont 3rd Wed 10.30am. Charlestown Central Leagues Club. 4967 7068. PARENTING Early Learning Centre: 2 Glenfield Road, Toronto. 4950 5220. Grandparents as Parents: Charlestown, Wed during school term, St Alban’s Anglican Church, 10am - 1pm. 4922 1500. Fennel Bay. Tuesday 12.30pm – 2pm (during school term). Community Centre Fennel Bay school. 4948 8744 HEALTH Abuse: Christian support group for women: Mon 12pm - 2.30pm in Highfields. Contact Barb, 0412 561 260. Diabetes Support: Toronto-Westlake branch Australian Diabetes Council 2nd Tue Toronto Workers Club from 10am. 4959 5942. If you know of something going on in Newcastle or Lake Macquarie, please contact us least two weeks before the date of publication. Strict guidelines apply for inclusion in this section. Write to us The Post PO Box 2321, Dangar, NSW 2309 or email stephen@newcastlepost.com.au.

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by KATHERINE TWEED

Beauty is more than skin deep

ne of the biggest motivations to adopt a more nutritious diet is the desire to improve skin health. Many people of all ages struggle with various skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, dry skin, wrinkles, and sun damage, among others. This can be very upsetting for those who have yet to find a solution to their problematic skin. While some conventional medical professionals discount the connection between skin health and nutrition, there is strong evidence to support the influence of our food choices on the health and vibrancy of our skin. The consumption of certain vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds in the diet is one of the most effective ways to treat skin conditions and improve the look and feel of one’s skin. For example, consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (like wild caught fish) helps with smoother, youngerlooking skin and a visible reduction in inflammatory skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. There are several nutrients that are known to play a role in the proper growth and immunity of the skin, and many people have found their skin health has dramatically improved after making purposeful changes to their daily diet.

Liz from the blog CaveGirlEats has a great post about how eating a traditional diet has improved her skin health. As her story suggests, making simple changes to your diet can have a significant impact on skin appearance in a short amount of time. Also remember that skin is used as a detoxification organ, so a gut overloaded by too many toxins (things like alcohol, caffeine, sugar, processed food etc) will show up in bad skin trying to get rid of the waste. I believe that a nutrient-dense, whole foods diet, with particular attention paid to getting whole vitamins, minerals, and other compounds, is a powerful tool in the treatment of skin disease. It’s unfortunate that most mainstream media beauty product advertising typically downplays any connection between diet and skin health, and many people miss the opportunity to make major improvements in their skin simply by changing what they eat. Don’t get too caught up with which particular vitamin or individual mineral. Use nutritious, unprocessed, real food to get you on the right track and healthy at the same time. Because healthy is beautiful and beauty should be more than skin Deep!

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

Making your winter wardrobe sizzle

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y lovely readers, are you beginning to feel the chill in the air? That’s right, it’s time to get those overcoats out; the autumn/winter season is here! It was with great joy that I brought my favourite coat back into the daylight this week, along with my boots and snuggly scarves. Since the A/W fashions first hit the stores I have been itching to wear something wintery so you can imagine how much I have enjoyed the past week. Fashion-wise, this week has been a very good one, because I also had the pleasure of catching up with a real fashion expert, with years of experience in the industry. National Westfield stylist, Donny Gallela, took some time out of his busy schedule to have a chat with me, sharing his wealth of knowledge gained from years of styling the stars. He gave me his top three tips to keep you looking your best this season. Donny’s first tip is to get into the colours of the season. “The key thing in A/W fashion is

that we are guilty of wearing a lot of greys and blacks,” he said and suggested also incorporating some of the beautiful plums, berrys and emeralds trending this season. His second tip is to get out of your comfort zone and try some new shops that might help you find a new look. Donny’s final tip is something a lot of people struggle with. “We say ‘these are current trends’, but don’t be afraid of the word ‘trend’,” he said. “Remember that there are different ways of approaching trends; look at the leather trend, if you are scared of wearing a leather skirt or jacket, why not try a jacket with leather trim?” Donny also shared a couple of warnings. To avoid looking like the “Michelin Man” with all your winter gear on, try wearing fitted layers that will keep your natural body shape. He added that dressing to your body shape is essential and, if you don’t do this, the trend you are trying might turn into a disaster.

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Changing the way we think and act

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he inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was an outstanding success. Authors from around the globe descended into Newcastle to discuss, debate and analyse the nature and effect of writing. Over three days, and across many venues, locals and newcomers gathered to hear, and respond to, the various speakers who shared their wisdom. Many would be surprised to hear that Newcastle has the highest number of artists and writers per capita of any city in Australia. With events like this, Newcastle continues to develop as an arts hub. There were many engaging events at the festival but a standout for me was the discussion of social media. While some discussed Jane Austin or a newly released novel others discussed the effect new media is having on many different forms of publishing. In addition to being printed in the newspaper this column is also published on The Post’s website, shared on The Post ’s Facebook page and to their Twitter followers. As someone new to publishing these added forms of contact have given

me an added chance to engage with readers, either to hear their feedback or continue the conversation. As I sat in the audience of various events at the Newcastle Writers Festival I noticed that I was not the only one in the audience with a phone or tablet in my hand. Some older people sitting nearby gave me a meaningful scowl as I described the event on Twitter. It struck me that many modern audiences are no longer content with being the passive receivers of entertainment that they were in the past. Today’s audiences, especially young audiences, will want to share the content or give their own commentary to the events. Given the overnight success of new social media forms, and the dominance of smart phone technologies in the Australian market, one can only guess as to the direction of audience participation into the future. One thing is clear however, with continued innovation in computing technology, and with the potentials of the National Broadband Network, the way audiences engage with content creators will continue to evolve, both on and off the stage.

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Why the Arts are so important

hilst there is rightly a key focus on literacy and numeracy in education, we have to be careful that we don’t ignore other key areas of leaning that will allow our children to have productive and successful lives such as the Arts. The new Australian Curriculum defines the Arts as Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art. The problem is that in the past many have considered the Arts as an ‘extra’ subject area; not academically important or only suitable for those with a born ability. Recent research internationally has shown the exact opposite. Anyone can develop skills in the Arts. In general those who study the arts get higher marks in other subjects, are more committed to learning, better citizens and more caring in society. More fundamentally in a world where there are developing crises in the environment, energy, human resources

Declan Clausen is the 2013 Newcastle City Young Citizen of the Year. He currently studies environmental engineering and science at the University of Newcastle. Twitter: @DeclanClausen

and basic foods, can we ignore the Arts and the creativity they cultivate? Someone has to find new ways to create sustainable resource applications, ways to engage our society and bridge the equity gaps in all areas. It won’t happen unless the next generation embraces creative ways of thinking and engage in the Arts. We can’t survive without the Arts. By encouraging the Arts with our young people we give our children the most basic abilities to communicate, explore and share. As an added bonus, there is the intrinsic, enjoyable nature of the arts. So take some time with your family, enjoy a day at an art gallery or concert. Take a drama or dance workshop. A new book ‘Teaching the Arts’ published by Cambridge University Press deals with the Arts in the Australian Curriculum and has lots of practical ideas. Do something fun and creative this holiday. Support the Arts!

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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March 21 to April 20

Your mind starts buzzing today and you’ll be in a very inquisitive mood for the next few weeks. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends and catch up on all the gossip. Your curiosity will be massively stimulated as Venus enters the area of learning and communication. If you’re a student or involved with studies of any kind you will find that you’re able to grasp the subject matter extremely quickly.

TAURUS

april 21 to may 21

The planets are encouraging you to spend more time by yourself during the next two weeks. This is especially important if you’re usually trying to divide yourself into lots of little pieces in order to meet everyone’s demands. This is also a period of time when secrets are likely to emerge, yours as well as others, and if you think you know a certain person inside out, get ready for a few shock revelations or surprises.

GEMINI

may 22 to june 21

With Jupiter in your sign, your bank balance is going to start looking a lot healthier and you’re going to be looking good, feeling good and the centre of attention. This is the ideal time to put a new savings plan in place, or to work a strategy to get on top of debts and bills. Those in a steady relationship may consider making some special plans with your beloved. If you’re single you’ll have many chances over the next few weeks to meet people. Some encounters may lead to romance, whilst others result in friendship.

CANCER

june 22 to july 22

If you want to get ahead, make sure you’re on the right side of people who can help you during the weeks ahead. That doesn’t mean you should butter them up purely because of what they can give you, but it may help to oil the wheels a bit or do some networking. This is a period of time when you need to attend to your diet, start a new exercise routine, to rest up and not allow your nerves or anxieties to get the better of you!

LEO

You’re in a wonderfully optimistic mood and will wish to make the most of it. It’s a perfect time for arranging something that you can look forward to, such as a long distance trip. Alternatively you will be busy planning a forthcoming social event. This is a super time for doing things on the spur of the moment, especially if that means being less cautious than usual and doing things you haven’t done before.

VIRGO

august 24 to september 23

libra

September 24 to OctOBER 23

The planets are encouraging you to make a fresh start in your love life and to take steps that will improve the connection with the important people in your life. For example, if you’ve fallen out with someone recently, this is the perfect time to extend the olive branch. This is also the ideal time to plan a trip, travel overseas, or explore new venues and neighbourhoods. It’s a good time for studies and easily grasping difficult subject matters.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 22

This is the ideal time to start a new business venture. Also your physical relationships come in to sharp focus as Jupiter heats up the area of your chart connected to passion and intimacy. This should be a sizzling time romantically! However, if the intense physical side of life doesn’t appeal, you can always turn your attention to important financial matters. The planets are firing you up with enthusiasm about making fresh starts at work and changes to your job, health or diet regime.

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november 23 to december 21

This is the ideal time to start a new business partnership or joint project with a lover or partner. Pin back your ears because you’ll hear some good news about a loved one during the next fortnight. You may hear about the birth of a child or the start of a new love affair. If you’re waiting for love to come along and hit you between the eyes, you won’t have to wait much longer. Despite certain frustrations in your life, many of you will start to relocate your sense of humour, which may have been absent lately!

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 to JANUARY 20

The New Moon and Jupiter are throwing a rosy glow over your working relationships and therefore you will find colleagues and clients far easier to get along with. Many of whom will be appreciative of the dedication and hard work that you always put into whatever task you undertake. This is a marvellous chance to make amends if you’ve fallen out with a loved one. Pleasurable times will be spent with your mother or older females.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO february 19

This is a wonderful time to act on your ideas and inspirations. You might decide to get a new project off the ground or you could pluck up the courage and say something that’s been on your mind for ages. You’re the soul of tact now, so make the most of it! Your partner, and loved ones, will be enchanted by your joke making and close friends and family will truly appreciate your talent for solving puzzles.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

A lot of time and attention shall be focused on your home, property and family. Furthermore there will be a great deal of social activity at home and you’ll also be busy helping certain loved ones achieve their aims and objectives. This is a favourable time to sort out your budget and for going over complex forms or statements with a fine tooth comb, as if you spot discrepancies you will be quick to pounce on them!

HAPPY

BIRTHDAY

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alf of the world’s population is at risk of malaria, particularly those living in lowerincome countries; but travellers from malaria-free areas to disease “hot spots” are especially vulnerable to the disease. Quinine, the active ingredient from cinchona is still occasionally used as a treatment today, however, somewhat better, especially against drug-resistant malaria, are the combination products containing artemisinin, originally extracted from the ancient herb “sweet wormwood”. And recently US scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland have identified a new drug which is likely to be even more effective against the species of parasite causing the most dangerous form of malaria; still, it could be several years before we see it on pharmacy shelves. Except for the occasional

case, Australia is malaria free; but for how long? Climate change, population growth and migrating mosquitoes could alter that situation. Scientists in Victoria, Queensland and Papua New Guinea are currently collaborating on the development of malaria vaccine. Meanwhile, prevention is the best course of action. If you’re travelling overseas, check whether anti-malarials are recommended. Be sure to apply insect repellent, cover up after sun-down and use bednets (preferably insecticide impregnated) at night. No mosquito bite – no malaria. You can get more information about malaria and other travel health issues from pharmacies providing the Pharmaceutical Society’s Self Care health information. Log onto the website, www.psa.org.au and click on Self Care then Find a Self Care Pharmacy for the nearest location.

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ike breastfeeding, the dummy topic seems to send mums into a spin. Some are all for it, others vehemently against it. I personally have always been a dummy/soother advocate; I don’t see what the issue is? I have not seen any harm or difference in babies that do or don’t use dummies. Both my children have had dummies, my son gave his up at two and I am in the process of getting rid of my daughters now. From what I have read experts agree that dummies are entirely appropriate for soothing babies. Pediatric dentists recommend reducing access to the dummy from two years of age making sure it is completely gone by age four to avoid dental issues. Beyond this there are no hard and fast rules about when to say goodbye. Which brings me to the point of this column, how to get rid of dummies! Here is my story and now that I think back, I am amazed at how easy it was to get rid of our son’s dummy. He was just under two and his sister was about to arrive. In a bid to be somewhat organised we decided to toilet train and say goodbye to the dummy (pretty much all at once) hmmmmmm I blame pregnancy brain! To cut a long story short, our son’s dummy went to space. He was really into the planets and stars at the time and was fascinated with outer space. We used to roll on the floor laughing as we read his space book at night and I would go through all the planets, I would get to Uranus and he would

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always say “no mummy MYanus” (thinking I was pronouncing it incorrectly by saying U). Still makes me smile! Anyway, we planted the seed that his dummy was going on a space adventure soon and he would have to say goodbye. A few days later he said goodbye and we tried to see it in the night sky. He still talks about it. Now to my daughter, we wanted her to give her dummy to the Easter Bunny. We had spoken about it lots in the lead up to Easter saying, “In exchange for the dummy the Easter Bunny will leave you chocolate.” She was all for it and was telling friends and family all about it until a few nights before Easter when she started saying, “mummy the Easter Bunny is not very nice taking my dummy”. ALARM BELLS! This is how it panned out. She put her dummy at the front door, said goodbye and happily went to bed. One hour later she came downstairs demanding the dummy, we put her back to bed, had a talk and all was good again (I was impressed – this could just work!). Another hour later, she comes down again demanding the dummy; again we put her to bed, talked and crossed our fingers. Another hour later she comes down crying saying the Easter Bunny is horrible, she wants her dummy back and she doesn’t want any chocolate – he can have it! She storms to the door, gets her dummy, puts herself back to bed and falls asleep immediately. In short, she won (I was weak) and she still has her dummy. Any suggestions?

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he new Charlestown Tyres and More franchise will hold its grand opening this weekend and, to celebrate, they’re offering customers an exciting school holiday deal. Waiting around for tyres or a servicing can be a real time waster, so Charlestown Tyres and More is running a special school holidays ‘Boredom Buster’. Over the holiday period only, when you bring your car in for a service or tyres, you get a complimentary voucher to the movies or Timezone. “Everyone can take advantage of this deal – not just young families,” said franchise owner, Scott Fairweather. “This [deal makes the] school holidays a great time to get your car serviced here at Charlestown Tyres and More.” According to Mr Fairweather, the business looks after all servicing and mechanical repairs and uses reputable parts professionals – Burson Auto Parts – as their quality parts suppliers. Burson Auto Parts is located in Gateshead and supplies trusted market leading brands. Mr Fairweather said Charlestown Tyres and More is not simply focused on selling you tyres. “We want to ensure that you get the maximum life out of those tyres,” Mr Fairweather said. “Once you buy tyres here, you are entitled to free rotations every three months and we send you a text message reminder.”

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ontinuing my chat with local small business success story BoatHoist International from last week, there are some useful lessons on how to attract ideal clients and adapting to the market. What is the single most successful tool you used to attract your ideal client? Our web page has been by far the most effective method of attracting business. I was lucky enough to get accepted on the ABC TV ‘New Inventors’ program in 2006 and again in 2011 which continues to generate free advertising for BoatHoist with many people coming up to us at caravan shows and commenting that they saw us on ‘New Inventors’. How have you kept up to date with changes in the Business Arena? ie; change in target market, product change, updated marketing Strategy etc Our business essentially targets the outdoor caravan and water leisure market and trade shows are one of the best ways to stay in touch with current trends and opportunities. For example the growth in large fishing kayaks over the past five years

and the requests for people at shows for some type of kayak loader is what inspired me to design our StrongArm kayak loader. Similarly we recently bought a SUP board for our own use and soon realised that there was a need for some form of a trolley to wheel the board to the water as they are just so big. The result, we just patented a trolley for just that purpose. What part did Innovation play in your business success? All of our products have been designed in-house so our entire business is based on supplying innovative products and solutions to the market. Innovation in marketing is central to our sales as nearly half our sales come from online either through our web page or eBay and 90 per cent of our customers will research our products online before they buy. Even at caravan shows most customers will have already looked at our YouTube video before coming to the show. Engaging with social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter are also important and often overlooked marketing innovations that all businesses should be involved with.

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id you get a shock last time you opened your energy bill and the time before? Rising electricity and other energy costs is a real issue for business. I’ve written here before that one of the ways to improve profit is to focus on cutting expenses as well as looking to raise revenue. Energy reduction is a good place to start looking at costs. The issue for businesses, particularly small businesses, is that as you deal with staffing issues, suppliers and meeting orders, focusing on reducing energy consumption slides down the priority list. That’s why I was interested to hear about a new initiative of Newcastle City Council, Hunter Institute of TAFE and Hunter Business Chamber, called Energy Hunter. There are three components to the Australian Government funded project. Through the “Living Laboratory” component, Council is now providing 500

Hunter businesses with free electricity monitoring and assistance to identify energy reduction opportunities. That’s the difference with this program. There are people and information from experts to actually know where you are using energy and how to cut back. There are also tools to evaluate what is working. I am sure many small businesses would want to cut energy consumption but because they are not experts it takes too much time and effort. The other good news is that joining Energy Hunter is free. You do have to commit to the program for a year and attend at least four workshops and share information about your participation. There are a number of no cost or low cost ways to save energy, so it is worth paying attention to the issue. To find out if Energy Hunter is useful for your business call Council on 4974 2564 or email energyhunter@ncc.nsw.gov.au.

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ritten and directed by Joseph Kosinski (‘Tron Legacy’), this latest Tom Cruise vehicle is a rather slow burning and subdued sci-fi affair and, while visually stunning, those seeking a big budget escapist thrill ride might be better served holding off until ‘Iron Man 3’. ‘Oblivion’ is set in the not-todistant future (2077 to be exact) on a ruined earth after an alien invasion, which the humans fended off, left the planet almost uninhabitable. Ex-marine Jack (Tom Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are the last humans on earth and are tasked with monitoring and repairing the automated drones that scoot about the place. Everything Jack believed about the war is thrown into question when he discovers a crashed spacecraft – the contents of which threaten to change the course of humanity.

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t’s been a long time between drinks, 13 years in fact, since a new Suicidal Tendencies album saw the light of day and thankfully, with the aptly titled ‘13’ those undisputed kings of crossover skate punk and thrash are looking to redress the balance after 2000’s widely disappointing ‘Free Your Soul and Save My Mind’. Frontman Mike Muir is the only original Suicidal (with previous members in this ‘revolving door band’ including Robert Trujillo and Rocky George moving onto bands like Metallica and the Cro Mags and Fishbone respectively). Given that it’s been more than 30 years since Muir and Co first defined a genre with their incendiary selftitled debut, it’s impressive that they can still retain an energy, that if not the same, is pretty darn close. Standouts here include the hook and funk-laden ‘Cyco Style’ and the blaring shredder ‘Smash It’. It ain’t no ‘Join the Army’ but, for newcomers, it’s a good place to start.

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ust in time for the school holidays comes this animated gem from firsttime feature director Rich Moore (‘The Simpsons’, ‘Futurama’). Video game character Ralph (the well cast John C Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by his game’s resident good guy, Fix-It-Felix (Jack McBrayer). Sick of being the bad guy, Ralph sets out on an epic journey, across the arcade, through every generation of video games to show Felix that he has what it takes to be a hero. Throw in a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade and Ralph might just have his chance. The always hilarious Jane Lynch shines here as the salty Sergeant Calhoun from a ‘Call of Duty’esque title, while comedian Sarah Silverman hams it up as Vanellope von Schweetz from the cutesy racing game ‘Sugar Rush’. A great school holidays DVD for a quiet or rainy day in.

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issed out on tickets to the sold-out Maitland leg of Groovin the Moo? Never fear, dear reader, as all you need to do to see those kings of kook pop They Might Be Giants is just make a quick trip down the F3 to the Metro Theatre. They Might Be Giants are John Linnell on keyboards and accordion and John Flansburgh on guitar, and their barn-storming live band includes Danny Weinkauf on bass, Marty Beller on drums and Dan “Solder” Miller on lead guitar. With their minimal stage show and innovative Dial-A-Song service, They Might Be Giants were prime movers in the mid’80s explosion of visual art, music, and performance art that put New York’s East Village scene on the cultural map. With such seminal albums as ‘Flood’, ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Apollo 18’ under their belt along with such tracks as ‘Birdhouse in Your Soul’, ‘Anna Ng’, ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ and ‘Lucky Ball and Chain’, this is sure to be a doozy.

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fter losing their powerful frontman to throat cancer in 1998, pretty much everyone had relegated Aussie/Kiwi pub rock stalwarts Dragon to the annals of Aussie rock’s back pages. However, in a case of you can never keep a good band down, in 2006, Dragon took to the road once again re-invigorated and re-energised and they haven’t looked back since. Now, the band are about to kick off the Australian leg of their 40th anniversary tour and singer Mark Williams told TE that arguably the best band that Australia never produced couldn’t wait to get back to Oz. “Yeah it’s going to be really exciting,” he said. “The New Zealand shows were just great so we’re hoping that things will go just as well over there. People are going to get the chance to hear a few older Dragon songs that may’ve slipped off the radar and we’re also going to be playing a few newer tracks which is good for us because it keeps things fresh, y’know?” Williams, who had quite a successful career in his own right said his inclusion into the Dragon lineup, of which he has been a part since 2005, had come as quite a surprise, albeit a pleasant one. “That was totally out of the blue,” he said. “Allan Mansfield, who played keyboards for Dragon, asked me to sing at a memorial for Marc Hunter – the whole family was there and it was a massive event so that, in and of itself was a huge honour. “Anyway after the memorial, Todd [Hunter] rang me out of the blue and asked if I wanted to be in the band. I didn’t have to be asked twice.” After solidifying the new lineup of Todd Hunter on bass, Mark Williams on vocals, Bruce Reid on guitar and Pete Drummond on drums, the band wasted little time getting back into the swing

of things, releasing the studio album ‘Sunshine To Rain’ in 2006 and have since gone on to release three more EPs in ‘Happy I Am’, ‘It’s All Too Beautiful’ and ‘Chase The Sun’. Williams said while he did feel a bit of pressure stepping into Mark Hunter’s shoes, he reiterated that his main aim wasn’t to emulate the iconic frontman, but rather to throw a fresh interpretation over such legendary Dragon tracks as ‘Are You Old Enough’, ‘Dreams of Ordinary Men’ and ‘April Sun in Cuba’. “It was really daunting for me at the start because I really didn’t know Todd at all,” Williams explained. “Then, after the first couple of rehearsals, I realised that what Todd wanted to do this time around was strip everything back, take a lot of the production out of things and really let the songs speak for themselves which allowed me to really do my own thing. What was really interesting for me, especially in the first couple of shows, was how the crowds seemed to have forgotten a lot of the songs and when we started playing them there was like this wave of recognition and appreciation which came flooding back which was pretty awesome.” For now, Williams said Dragon would continue doing what Dragon does best – touring, but added that fans could expect a new release sometime in the not-toodistant-future. “We’re just so excited and happy about where things are at the moment,” he said. “We’re just really in love with touring and we pretty much look after ourselves and we’re quite a straightforward band. We carry all of our own guitars to the airport. I will say that we are definitely due for another release. We’ve put out a few EPs over the last few years so we’d love to get back into the studio and have a crack at another one.” Catch Dragon when they play at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, April 27.

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fter two short, sharp bursts of fist-pumping, melodic hardcore punk in the form of their self titled and ‘Early Days’ EP’s, Newcastle five-piece One Vital Word are about to unleash their debut long player ‘Picture Perfect’ and guitarist Nathan ‘Nuggs’ Trimble said the band was relieved to be at the end of the 12-month-plus process. “Yeah we can’t wait to get it out there,” he said. “We’ve been pretty much working on the album since we got together and started putting forward ideas at the start of 2012. We had a few things, more like skeletons of songs, that were left over from the ‘Early Days’ EP that we really fleshed out for the record.” Beginning life as Burning Embers in 2007, One Vital Word are fast becoming one Aussie punk band to keep an eye out for with the band already snaring supports with the likes of Propagandhi, Toe To Toe, Heroes for Hire and Strike Anywhere as well as just coming off the Hits and Pits festival – sharing the stage with Mad Caddies, Good Riddance,

A Wilhelm Scream and Voodoo Glowskulls. With their 2011 EP ‘Early Days’ selling out and causing music wags to say things like “If this EP is them laying the

slab, watch out, because they sure have the potential to build something big on it” and, all things being equal, it looks as though the album will exceed all expectations.

The band retained the services of Newcastle-based producer Mitta Norath, who produced their previous efforts, and Trimble said that sense of familiarity helped with the

overall cohesive sound of the record. “I’d say that Mitta knows us better than anyone,” he said. “We’ve had a really good history with him and he’s just a really rock solid guy when it comes to pulling massive sounds. We really kept him informed during the demo process so we were really able to hit the ground running when we got into the studio.” While One Vital Word is known for their high-energy performances, Trimble said the band would be ramping things up a notch for their upcoming album release at the Cambridge. “We always pride ourselves on putting on an energetic and really tight show, but we will be taking things to the next level for the album launch,” he said. “We’re also so stoked that we’ve got such great bands supporting us.” Catch One Vital Word when they release ‘Picture Perfect’ at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday, April 26. Along for the ride will be Newcastle poppunk favourites Local Resident Failure, Muswellbrook thrash/ punk/hardcore outfit Staunch and Sparrows, featuring ex-One Dollar Short front man Scottie Woods.

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ittle did anyone realise, back in the heady days of 1978, that The Radiators would still be together, still hugely popular and still producing quality music with no signs of slowing down. Travelling thousands of kilometres across the length and breadth of the country, The Radiators have carved out a niche in the annals of Aussie rock history with such classic tracks as ‘No Tragedy’ and ‘Up For Grabs’. They have also headlined and shared stages with some of the most formidable Australian talent to ever plug in a guitar, including AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Dragon and INXS. 2004 saw the release of the

band’s 25th Anniversary Album – a compilation of their most popular singles. While the album sold well, the boys were keen to try something new. So, in 2008 their controversial single ‘Gimme Head’ was re-recorded and remixed by The Cut and ended up at number nine on the ARIA club charts after just five days. Despite the passing years and rigours of touring, this is one band that has definitely not lost its spark. They continue to do what they do best – putting on a killer live show and the boys are still averaging about 150 gigs a year. Catch The Radiators when they play at Caves Beachside Hotel on Friday, April 19.


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f you were around the Aussie festival scene in the late ‘90s or early naughties then, chances are, you will already be more than au fait with Melbourne punk hip-hop outfit 28 Days. Their frenetic brand of tricked out punk rock catapulted the band to festival staple status around the country – not least for a formidable live show and a slew of killer tracks – most notably from the band’s second studio album ‘Upstyledown’. It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything major from 28 Days, with their last album – a compilation titled ‘10 Years of Cheap Fame’ dropping in 2007 (peacemeal shows throughout 2010 and 2011 and opening for Bodyjar on their swansong tour in 2009 notwithstanding) however, it looks as if it’s all systems go again as the boys, after years of abusive emails and jeers, are gearing up for a national tour that will revisit their classic ‘Upstyledown’ set. Spawning such hits as ‘Sucker’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘Rip It Up’ and ‘Song For Jasmine’, ‘Upstyledown’ debuted at number one on the ARIA albums chart and went on to achieve platinum status and solidified the band as bona fide

with a string of radio hits that dragged them from Melbourne pub band obscurity to a household name. Reinvigorated 28 Days are still all about the music and they are champing at the bit to get back out on the road to show the shoe-gazers how it’s done. Make no mistake – these guys are extremely passionate about their music so, if you like your shows on the more active side, then you definitely won’t want to miss this one. Catch 28 Days when they play at the Cambridge Hotel on Thursday, April 25.

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im and Mik have been playing music together for the past three years, combining their styles to create one enticing set-list. The duo performs an eclectic range of songs, from the classics to today’s tunes and everything inbetween. Both musicians have an extensive history in the industry, Mik is the drummer for the award winning blues band The Bluezone. He joined the band after returning from the US where he spent a year and a half living and touring. Mik has been playing professionally for 15 years. Kim has recently released her debut solo album ‘Two White Horses’, she has also gained a reputation as one solo performer to keep an eye on. With both female and male vocals, great harmonies and great songs, Kim and Mik are sure to entertain. Catch Kim and Mik when they play at the Queens Wharf Brewery Wharf on Saturday, April 20.

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may’ve been a tad uneasy about the prospect of going cap in hand to the public in the beginning. “I’m quite surprised because, I mean, in the past I’ve seen plenty of friends set up pozible campaigns and I’ve donated to a few as well, but running our own, now that I’ve set one up, it’s really hard and kind of a bit uncomfortable because you kind of feel like you’re asking people to give you something for nothing,” he said. “But really I do see the value of it because for us, where we are financially now from the gigs we have done so far, if we were going to do the whole thing ourselves, we wouldn’t be able to release it for another year.” While The Duke said the band was keen to get out on the road to support the EP release, he remained pragmatic about the prospect of touring given the day-to-day realities of each member. “We’re in a bit of a funny situation because the four of us are still dudes with full time jobs and kids – one of the guys is about to have a baby soon so it kind of has to be run as a hobby, but I do want to be a bit more active. So for the band’s sake that’s another reason I wanted to record, mainly because I want to make more videos – I just love making videos. That little clip [‘Partyhard’] has been a real stepping stone in terms of exposure. I think that with the right song and with the right video, because what we do is essentially comedy, it could really work quite well without the need to keep touring and touring. “Although, once the EP is printed, we will definitely be hitting the road – y’know, Newcastle, Sydney , Katoomba, Woolongong and Canberra. We might also pop down to Melbourne as well – we’ll just have to see how it will all work out logistically.” To donate to the Main Guy and the Other Guys pozible campaign, visit www.pozible.com/ project/16995.

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yet is complemented by some truly modern flourishes – the track kind of recalls Canadian pop rock outfit Destroyer, especially their latest Roxy Music-esqe meanderings on the album ‘Kaputt’. For the new single ‘Backbone’ with its unbelievably lush vocal lines and warm vintage tones, Morrison said the band enlisted the help of producer Matt Redlich (Hungary Kids of Hungary) to lay down the final mix and give the song that unmistakable analogue polish. “The great thing with Matt was that we channel a lot of 70s and 80s pop, like Fleetwood Mac and Dire Straits – especially on ‘Backbone’ and Matt mixes all on analogue desks,” he said. “We recorded ‘White Flamingo’ on a digital desk which I really think suited the song, but for ‘Backbone’ we wanted to achieve a real warmth and I definitely think Matt helped us with that.” With things definitely on the up and up for the five piece, Goldsmith are about to kick another goal with their inclusion on the ‘Groovin the Moo’ festival. “It’s such fantastic news,” Morrison said. “It’s also freakishly good timing as we’ve just released ‘Backbone’ and everything – we’re all really excited. It’s going to be great.” If you missed out on a Groovin the Moo Ticket, you can catch Goldsmith when they play at the Great Northern Hotel on Thursday, April 18.

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Eric Clapton and Liam Neeson. I was 21 when that happened and it was a completely amazing experience,” he said. “It was my parents though, really, that influenced me to sing in the first place. My dad always sang and loved to hear me singing and there was always music in the house growing up.” Now, with an Australian tour just around the corner, Fleming said he couldn’t wait to get back down here, after such a successful run in 2011. “I love Australia – I always have,” he said. “I think there is such a huge similarity between you guys and us – I always feel right at home down there.” Fleming added that, if nothing else, audiences could expect an honest and heartfelt performance at each show on the tour. “The thing of it is, I just love performing – I love working with brilliant songs and great musicians and I’m going to keep on doing it for as long as that love is there,” he said. “Some artists make the mistake of trying to fool an audience but I think that disingenuousness is very obvious to an audience and if you’re up there just going through the motions, they’ll see right trough you.” Catch Tommy Fleming when he performs at Wests Lambton on Saturday, May 4.

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the young Fleming under his wing on a US tour that shot his star into the stratosphere, it was his parents who initially ignited his passion for singing. “Meeting Phil was just a case of being in the right place at the right time – I sang at a charity function that he was attending and the next thing I know I’m in the US meeting people like

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teenager’s retreat. All four bedrooms are located upstairs and there are built-in wardrobes in three, while there is an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom. There is also a second living area on the top level. For more information, phone listing agent Andrew McGrath at Raine and Horne Blacksmiths on 4971 5071. Inspect: By appointment.

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and hers walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite with corner spa in the master bedroom. The property has underground irrigation and a double garage with internal access, a 16m x 6m barn-style shed with power and a concrete floor For more information, phone PRD Nationwide Hunter Valley on 4934 2000 or listing agent Cathy Cattell on 0414 697 424. Inspect: By appointment.

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• Fantastic and secure investment property • Currently run as nursery (leaseback) • Consists of large 3 bedroom home, 2 bedroom unit, approx. 300sqm commercial space and 2 commercial units all on one title • Should return approx. $88,000 p.a • Prominent corner site of 3144 sqm

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• Short walk to shops and buses • Charming 2-3 bedroom brick and tile home • Spacious lounge, formal dining room, modern kitchen • Freshly painted inside • Double garage converted to teenage accommodation

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solution to housing affordability may rest with the humble home extension, age-old granny flat, or dual occupancy. It’s just a matter of which will best suit each home owner’s individual circumstances. A combination of increasing demand, the ongoing shortage of supply, an aging population and a slow but gradually improving property market is forcing many home owners to consider any option that provides flexible working solutions to house their families. The best of these is granny flats. You can extend or subdivide, depending on the problem needing to be addressed. Granny flats are ideal for those needing a space of their own, like elderly parents or Gen Y children who are still at home. If rented out, they can also represent a great source of additional income in these challenging economic times. Plus, if the granny flat provides extra space, greater flexibility and more living areas to a dwelling, it’s likely to add appeal and value in most markets, just as an extension will. But to assure added value, any extension or granny flat should be designed in keeping with the home. There is also another option for

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maximising the financial potential of a home, which is often overlooked, but may prove especially beneficial for asset rich, but cash poor landowners. Dual living, or dual occupancy through subdividing the existing dwelling or land, offers a host of advantages not afforded through an extension or granny flat. However, this option needs to take into account a number of additional considerations. It means going through the planning application process and is more expensive, but the end result is a separately titled, saleable asset. Whichever option is chosen, I caution homeowners to seek the advice of an accredited builder, or local council, before proceeding. Regulations regarding construction and occupancy vary in each state and from council to council. Authorities are able to advise on the various aspects and rules that apply to the size and positioning of the building on the land, as well as title registrations and rates payments. Advice should also be sought from a financial advisor for tax implications of building, and real estate agents for advice on renting a second dwelling as well as any value it may add to the overall property.

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by John “Pav” Fahey, General Manager, Newcastle Rugby League

Second round scorcher

W

e had a great start to the season last weekend, leading in to what should be a hotly contested second round this

weekend. On Saturday at 3pm, Wests will travel to Maitland to take on the Pickers. The Rosellas showed real resolve to overcome Cessnock last Sunday, whilst Maitland indicated enough in a loss to South Newcastle to suggest they will pose problems. Also at 3pm Saturday, in the match of the round, Cessnock is set to take on Macquarie Scorpions at Cessnock Sports Ground. Cessnock will be stinging from the late match stealer Wests managed last Sunday, whilst Macquarie will be fresh from the first round bye. At 5.30pm on Saturday, Lakes United will play host to Kurri Kurri. Both teams suffered defeats last weekend and will be looking to bounce back quickly to get their 2013 seasons going. At 3pm Sunday, the resurgent Port Stephens Sharks will clash with South Newcastle. Both first round winners, this clash should provide some quality footy, as they look to build on successful starts to their campaigns. Don’t forget to log on to our website www.newcastlerugbyleague.com.au

with Denis Broad, OAM

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2-year-old Matthew Dennis of Heaton-Birmingham Gardens won his first Newcastle District Championship when he defeated Tom Taylor of Belmont Sporties 31/27 in the Final of the Newcastle District Under 25 Years Singles Championship played at Kahibah last Friday evening. The final lasted a marathon 39 ends, with the scores locked 11 all after 16 ends. Taylor then gained the ascendency leading 20/11 after 21 ends and 26/15 after 27

ends. Dennis won the next seven ends to draw level 26 all after 34 ends and then won four of the last five ends to clinch victory. Redhead (23) are the new Section 1 leaders following its impressive 66/42 victory over Soldiers Point (19.5). Belmont (19) moved back into contention with a big 83/35 win over Warners Bay. Beresfield and Teralba are joint Section 2 leaders on 23 points after they both scored the maximum six points.

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NOTES from the real nrl

for full coverage of the ‘Match of the Round’ from Cessnock, when they play Macquarie Scorpions on Saturday (from 2.30pm). Sincere thanks again to our major sponsors for the 2013 season: Tooheys, Klosters, OAS Computers and Sharp Electronics. Your ongoing support of our great game is essential and greatly appreciated.

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Local’s shock win at Titles Bates surprises everyone with gold medal victory in top Boccia event

that helped him grab the gold medal at the AMELIA PARROTT State Titles. “He has a natural rhythm and a measured delivery but he is also very smart about the ocal underdog Phil Bates has surprised tactical side of the game,” he said. top competitors to take home the gold Overall it was emerging players who shone medal in the combined BC2/4/Open in the competition. Classification class at the NSW State Wollongong player Mecenzi Howard took Boccia Titles. out the BC1 title while Lismore athlete Tait It’s a tremendous achievement for the local Jenkins claimed the BC3 Classification prize. and one that will create enormous pride across Miss Howard, Mr Jenkins and Mr Bates all the region. entered the state rankings top four this year. Mr Bates defeated Paralympian Scott The next step for Mr Bates is to move from Elsworth and Australian representative player the Open Class into the BC4 category, opening Lachlan Kavanagh at the three-day event a pathway to representing Australia at the held at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Paralympics. Recreation in Narrabeen. Mr Bates will go before a panel to achieve President of Boccia NSW and national head this at the National Boccia Titles in Narabeen coach, Peter King, said Mr Bates showed next week. incredible focus and stamina to beat the top Mr King said he was keen to see Mr Bates performers. achieve this. “Phil has been playing semi-professionally “If I have everything crossed, I’m sure he’s for about a year and casually for about a year got even more crossed,” said Mr King. before that,” Mr King said. Got a sports story to tell? Let us know by Mr King said that Mr Bates has a terrific style emailing stephen@newcastlepost.com.au.

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