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Putting back into Belmont A not-for-profit community organisation working with and for the Belmont Community, Belmont Neighbourhood Centre (BNC), proudly incorporates the Neighbourhood Centre, Habitat in Harmony Community Garden, Belmont Men’s Shed, PlayStation Toy Library and Venue Hire. Belmont Men’s Shed is a safe place for men to gather, meet other men, share skills and work together on community projects. Belmont Men’s Shed is proudly the only Men’s Shed in the area open 5-days-a-week, 9am to 3pm, providing mateship to young men and meaningful activities for men with early stage dementia. Habitat in Harmony Community Garden, established 19 years ago, is the longest standing project at Belmont Neighbourhood Centre. Open weekdays from 8am to 2pm, the garden uses permaculture principles and is cared for by a fantastic team of volunteers. Just like borrowing books from a library, families can borrow toys from the Toy Library. The PlayStation Toy Library is open weekdays 9am to 4pm (except Thursdays). Belmont Neighbourhood Centre provides social activities as well as information and assistance to those in our community doing it tough. BNC offers free computers, free food and clothing, tax help, craft groups, community lunches, workshops, wellness services at a reduced price, counselling services, playgroups and lots more. Funding from the likes of ClubGRANTS helps these diverse programs to continue to run. Call into the Centre at 359 Old Pacific Highway, Belmont North to find out more or phone 4947 0031 or visit www.bnc.asn.au.

Mark of respect for all servicemen Cardiff RSL Sub Branch were considering the refurbishment of the tablets commemorating World War I servicemen when it was discovered that there was no mention of other conflicts. It was subsequently agreed to look into the construction of a more meaningful memorial together with the refurbishment of the World War I tablets. Cardiff RSL Sub Branch President Syd Lynch said that the new memorial, funded through a money from ClubGRANTS, “means everything” and was long overdue. The Sub Branch recognises that the memorial belongs to the whole community, as evidenced by the record attendance at the 2013 ANZAC Day dawn service.

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connecting people Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care were pleased to accept funding through ClubGRANTS for a project that revolves around engaging seniors with technology and will allow the organisation to purchase iPads, which will be used in many different contexts by residents. Residents can now connect with friends and family in the community, play electronic scrabble with someone from the local or international community, and receive help with communication. Physically impaired residents and residents who have dementia will also receive more support. There are many fantastic opportunities available to seniors through technology, and Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care can now continue to use the most up-to-date technology to reduce social isolation, promote community ties and engage older Australians.


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Renewed approach Labor pledges $300,000 to roll out the Renew concept nationally Amelia Parrott

The order that Federal candidates will appear when you go to mark your ballot paper on polling day next month has been decided, with officials from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) drawing ballot paper positions for the 22 candidates across the seats of Newcastle, Charlton and Shortland in separate draws Positions were decided as AEC staff drew numbered balls from a wine barrel.

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enew Australia, the brainchild of Renew Newcastle director, Marcus Westbury, has received a major shot in the arm with Labor pledging to inject $300,000 over three years into the organisation’s expansion into regional centres and the suburbs of major cities nationally. The funding announcement marks the first time the organisation has received financial support from Government to support the roll out of the Renew model across the country. Mr Westbury told the Post the funds will allow Renew Australia to offer practical support to groups and individuals looking to launch a Renew project in their area. “Since we started Renew Newcastle, a lot of communities around the country have contacted us seeking assistance with their own Renew projects,” he said. “We find they are often getting stuck on practical hurdles like legal issues or insurance and we’ve struggled to provide support because we haven’t had direct funding. “So through this funding, we will be able to provide a support service to those communities.” Mr Westbury said the huge success of the Renew Newcastle pilot meant the funding may not flow back into the Newcastle CBD, but the announcement would do a lot to lift the profile of the organisation’s achievements in the city.

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The group is in early talks to launch a Renew project in Maitland. The funding is allocated in the Federal budget, but Mr Westbury hoped all sides of politics would recognise the value of the

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organisation. Liberal candidate for Newcastle, Jaimie Abbott, would not confirm whether a Coalition Government would honour Labor’s commitment and warned that the Federal funding

may not be delivered. “Labor has a history of lies and broken promises and its funding commitments cannot be trusted,” she told the Post. @amelia_parrott

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hat is an election ‘top three’, you ask? It’s the three issues that will impact most on your life over the next three years and should be at the forefront of your mind when you go to cast your vote on September 7. I bet what you answered is reflective of your age and stage in life. For example, for people over 70, aged care and health care would rate highly. For working people aged in their 20s through to their 50s and 60s, the economy and job security, superannuation, health care for themselves or their ageing parents or education funding for their kids might be the main concerns. For youth, we know from a recent survey that job security, housing affordability and marriage equality matter most to young voters. For me, looking ahead at the next few years, I am thinking my top three is likely to be paid parental leave, health care and the economy.

focus to the chatter and soundbites of an election campaign, especially seeing that the two major parties are now so close on many of the key issues. While coming up with a top three may help you decide who to vote for come September 7, if you haven’t decided already, it’s also useful in getting others engaged in the debate. I’ve heard many people during the campaign bemoan the fact that they don’t like either Rudd or Abbott. This is a way to remove the question of personality, and focus on policies.

It’s an interesting way to break down the major issues, isn’t it? To bring some

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1. Michael Chehoff (Australia First Party) 2. Zane Alcorn (Socialist Alliance) 3. Yegon McLellan (Palmer United Party) 4. Rod Holding (Independent) 5. Susanna Scurry (Independent) 6. Milton Cain (Christian Democratic Party [Fred Nile Group]) 7. Jaimie Abbott (Liberal) 8. Lawrence Higgins (Australian Independents) 9. Sharon Claydon (Labor) 10. Michael Osborne (The Greens)

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he order that candidates will appear when you go to mark your ballot paper on polling day next month has been decided, with officials from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) drawing ballot paper positions for 22 candidates in the seats of Newcastle, Charlton and Shortland in separate draws in Charlestown on Friday. Positions were allocated as a blindfolded AEC staff member drew numbered balls from a wire barrel – each numbered ball corresponding with a registered candidate. Labor Party candidates seemed to have the luck of the draw with ex-Greg Combet staffer, Pat Conroy and sitting member for Shortland, Jill Hall, drawing first place on the ballot paper for Charlton and Shortland, respectively. Liberal candidate, Jaimie Abbott, and Labor candidate, Sharon Claydon, drew the seventh and ninth positions, respectively, while the minor parties and independents will round out top spots on the ballot papers. The Greens candidate for Newcastle, Michael Osborne, was optimistic about his draw at the bottom of the ballot paper in tenth position. “First and last are the most coveted, so

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1. Pat Conroy (Labor) 2. Kevin Baker (Liberal) 3. Steve Camilleri (Christian Democratic Party [Fred Nile Group]) 4. Dessie Kocher (The Greens) 5. Brian Burston (One Nation) 6. Bronwyn Reid (Palmer United Party) 7. Trevor Anthoney (Bullet Train For Australia) Ian Murry and Lyn Buchanan from the AEC draw positions for the Newcastle ballot paper

I’m happy with my position,” he said. Ms Hall was predicably pleased with her result, drawing pole position on the Shortland ballot. “I’d have to be pretty stupid to say I’m not happy with the result,” Ms Hall joked. “I’m happy...I’ve never been drawn at number one in any election previously but I don’t think it really determines

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much because I think at the end of the day, voters vote for the policies that are important to them.” Ms Hall’s Liberal opponent, John Church, who drew third position on the Shortland ballot, believed voters will have made their minds up before September 7. @amelia_parrott

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Opposition Leader a confident edge. The Coalition’s strategy has been an offensive one. Mr Abbott campaigned in eight marginal Labor held seats and only two Liberal marginals. He targeted Kate Ellis’ seat of Adelaide, Bass and Braddon in Tasmain and even Kevin Rudd’s own seat of Griffith. It’s as much about the optics as anything else, but when you compare it with the Rudd camp, the PM was certainly

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For a leader who has been so disciplined for so long, these slip ups will be reminding colleagues and voters of his accident prone ways. We may have seen the ‘Real Tony’ this election campaign, but we are certainly starting to see the ‘Real Kevin’ too. Camp Kevin feels somewhat chaotic and reactive rather than proactive. There are signs of the Kevin of old – press conferences run at least half an hour late and there’s been signs of complacency. Rudd needs to throw everything he’s got at this campaign and he is showing signs of throwing caution to the wind. Expect a more riskier Rudd this week.

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iberal Party leader, Tony Abbott, has stepped back somewhat from his announcement last week that the Coalition will preference the Greens last, and is now stating that the Greens should receive least preference of the significant parties. Mr Abbot made the “captain’s call” over Coalition preferences last week and encouraged Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to follow his lead to ensure a majority government is formed after September 7. “I think the Australian people have come to a very firm conclusion that minority government was an experiment that failed,” he said. “I say to Mr Rudd...If you really believe in the Labor Party, say that you will do what I have done and put the Greens last.” Mr Abbott said if elected, he would consider going to a double dissolution if the Coalition could not form a majority government. The Greens Newcastle candidate, Michael Osborne, said the Coalition is attempting to keep alternative voices out of parliament. “I think he is realising that Liberal and Labor are pretty much the same thing these days and he is trying to keep other

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A teacher and two students were bitten by two dogs while on a school excursion at Stockton last Thursday. A Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Bull Mastiff chased the children as they played with a ball on a field, attacking them, as well as a female teacher who went to their aid. Police and Council Rangers who arrived on the scene were forced to use capsicum spray to defend themselves against the animals.

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Two men have appeared in court over numerous allegations of historical child sexual assaults. Investigators attended a premises on the Pacific Highway at Belmont and arrested a 61-year-old man and later arrested another 61-year-old man. The first man was charged with 21 child sex offences including aggravated sexual assault. The second man was charged with 17 child sex offences including aggravated sexual assault.

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n the same day that the NSW Minerals Council united with the Newcastle Knights to honour the role of more than 16,000 local miners, the community’s own Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service celebrated a new partnership with one of the region’s largest coal mines. A number of Mt Arthur Coal employees and their families joined the Rescue Helicopter team to unveil the newest logo on the aircraft before it flew into Hunter Stadium as part of a miners’ appreciation day organised by the NSW Minerals Council. Mt Arthur Coal employees donated $195,000 between July 2012 and June 2013 to the Rescue Helicopter through the payroll deduction program, with their donations then matched dollar for dollar by BHP Billiton through its Matched Giving Program. BHP Billiton NSW Energy Coal Asset President, Peter Sharpe, said the company and its employees in the Hunter Valley appreciate the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. “The work done by the Rescue Helicopter is both valuable and essential,” Mr Sharpe said. “The mining industry in particular will recognise the need for the proper tools and skills in an emergency situation, and the Service provides both. “The money donated this year brings the total raised for the service since 2009 by BHP Billiton’s Hunter Valley employees to more than one million dollars. BHP Billiton and its employees are proud to invest in a service that is so critical to so many,” he said. As part of its Voice for Mining campaign, the NSW Minerals Council teamed up with the Newcastle Knights to honour the role of more than 16,000 local miners. Mining companies’ employees were offered free passes to the Newcastle Knights’ game and encouraged to wear high visibility shirts to stand out in the crowd. Rescue Helicopter Service General Manager, Richard Jones, said that miners of the region were a valued and longstanding part of the Service’s community. “This sector contributes enormously to the region’s Rescue Helicopter and we are most humbled by the support of miners at BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal,” Mr Jones said. “No-one ever pays to be assisted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service; that is because the people of this region give generously through payroll deduction, fundraising activities and sponsorship.” Each year, the Service assists more than 1,200 people across the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions.

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He said the assistance received from the staff, particularly from the environmental health team, was given with utmost respect, guidelines were clearly explained and information was always readily given. I think many people have the impression that dealing with councils is complicated. Staff are there to assist the community in getting the most out of living and working in our city, whether they are building new playgrounds, patrolling beaches or guiding business owners about setting up a new venture. To find out more about the services and assistance Council can provide, grab a copy of the A to Z of council services at your local library or download the guide from council’s website www.newcastle. nsw.gov.au

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Get into eBooks this Book Week However, we are all very aware that the concept of a book has changed over the last few years. The newest book-related service to be offered by the City Library service is eBooks. At the moment, there are around 2,000 titles available to download for free and all you need is a library card and a computer or electronic device to access this great new world of reading. If the electronic world is up your alley, then you can also enjoy eAudiobooks and eMagazines, which puts thousands of titles at your fingertips for you to enjoy wherever and whenever you like. Go to library.lakemac.com.au or drop into one of our 10 Library branches across the City to join Lake Macquarie City Library for free and celebrate Book Week in style with a great read! Don’t be afraid to try the eBooks, and let us know what you think!

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his week is Book Week, and that gives our libraries a great excuse to do what they do so well throughout the year, which is to celebrate all things books. The ability to read, whether it be paper or electronic, is how we learn at a young age, but also how we continue to selfeducate for the rest of our lives. The library holds a special place for me in that I have very fond memories of going there after school as a child. It was a great place for me to work with my schoolmates on homework and enjoy ‘quiet’ social interaction. Between storytimes, read and rhyme times, books and bikkies sessions, books and babies sessions, author visits, book groups and book clubs, Lake Macquarie City Library provides an enjoyable service for everyone that is an important resource available to the whole community.

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yclists and pedestrians connecting to the Fernleigh Track at Merewether Heights will no longer have to contend with busy traffic along the Pacific Highway with the State Government announcing almost $1 million in funding to be spent on safety updates for the link at the top of Scenic Drive. Work on widening the road shoulder on eastern side of the Pacific Highway has already commenced and work will soon begin on the installation of a concrete medium between the shared path and motorists. “The Roads and Maritime Services will also be carrying out line marking to make it clear to users that the cycleway is a two-way shared path,” said Newcastle MP, Tim Owen.

“A 160-metre shoulder connection on Scenic Drive and a 25-metre off-road path to Fernleigh Loop will also be installed,” he continued. The NSW Government had originally contributed $190,000 to the upgrade of the busy length of road between Scenic Drive and the Pacific Highway but last week increased their contribution to up to $1 million. “The project is expected to significantly improve safety and provide a highquality shared cycle and pedestrian path along this busy length of road to connect to the Fernleigh Track,” Mr Owen said. The upgrades are expected to be complete by next month. Motorists should be aware of changed traffic conditions and possible short delays between Scenic Drive and the Pacific Highway at Merewether Heights whilst work is carried out from Monday to Saturday between 9:30am and 2:30pm. @amelia_parrott

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and the music of one of China’s oldest and most unique instruments, the Guzhen, people can also get involved in hands-on workshops including learning the language and creating the perfect Chinese dumpling, with MasterChef’s Poh Ling Yeow. The festival runs from 10am-2pm.

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Draft Area Plan – North Wallarah Peninsula The draft North Wallarah Peninsula Area Plan will be on public exhibition from Monday 19 August to Monday 16 September 2013. The draft Area Plan will convert the North Wallarah Peninsula Masterplan, the Murrays Beach and Pinny Beach Design Essential controls into Council’s Development Control Plan. The draft Area Plan proposes some changes to the Murrays Beach controls to ensure the continuance of high quality building design outcomes. The draft Area Plan also seeks community feedback on road connections from Murrays Beach to Cams Wharf and from Pinny Beach to Caves Beach. Exhibition: View exhibition material at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 126-138 Main Road Speers Point, Speers Point Library, Swansea Library or the Lakehouse Café at Murrays Beach, during operating hours. The draft Area Plan and other relevant information is also available at www.lakemac.com.au Submissions: Please forward your comments to the address below or email council@ lakemac.nsw.gov.au by Monday 16 September 2013. Council will release all submissions received upon request, according with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Information: Contact Angel Troke on 4921 0470 or atroke@lakemac.nsw.gov.au


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ake Macquarie City Council is attracting the ire of long term casual residents of Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park, after releasing a Draft Management Plan that would remove permanent caravans to accommodate tourists. The move will see permanent vans moved off 73 sites by the end of 2017/18 financial year. Owners of one of the affected vans, Vicki and Leslie Tierney, believe they were lied to by council staff, after entering into a verbal agreement in which they say they were assured at least ten years on the site. They bought their van in May 2011. “We spent our money in good faith for a ten year period,” Mr Tierney said.

“I took their word, and that was my mistake, but now Council think they can screw poor old pensioners and retirees at their leisure. They change the rules to suit themselves.” However, Lake Macquarie City Council said that they have to adhere to State Government policy that states that no more than 50 per cent of the sites on Crown Lands can be used by residents or holiday van owners. “Council expects to appropriately meet this requirement over the next two to five years, because occupancy agreements signed by holiday van owners are for periods of 12 months and never longterm,” a spokesperson said. But Mr Tierney believes Council are missing the point. “They lied to our faces. We wouldn’t have bought in if we had known [about the Draft Management Plan].” @melcomber

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Vitnell explained, also saying that Legacy is devoted to supporting families who made “the ultimate sacrifice.� “These women have quite often had a hard life,� he said. “Their husbands came back quite often ill, with post-traumatic stress disorder or sometimes missing limbs, so the wives had a tough time caring for their husbands and the family. Most of us in Legacy are ex-military, so we owe it to our mates to look after them.� You can support the work of Legacy by making a donation during Legacy Week, Sunday, September 1 to Saturday, September 7 or buying a badge on Badge Day, Friday, September 6. Funds raised help Legacy provide counselling, special housing, medical, advocacy and social support to the families of deceased veterans. @amelia_parrott

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Graduating at 101: Tech savvy seniors recognised

The Scheme is being introduced gradually to enable a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers. Centenarian Harry Bennett receiving his certificate from CEO Colin Osborne

a poem to demonstrate his newly accomplished abilities. Other graduates have realised their skills and interests throughout the program as well. George Wright, former Administrator of Anglican Care (1968 to 1980), now utilises YouTube to enjoy his new love of Guy Sebastian’s music, whilst Kathleen Spruce has created an email address to communicate with her sons regularly. “The ceremony recognised and celebrated the achievements of our senior graduates in becoming technologically savvy at such remarkable ages,” said Anglican Care Lifestyle, Wellbeing and Volunteer Coordinator, Jane Meldrum. “It has been very rewarding for them all to have achieved so much for their generation. They will be able to keep in contact with loved ones as well as keep their minds active, which is important to them.”

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For each of these 18 SES positions the skills, experience and attributes required, including the selection criteria and location are detailed in separate job description documents available via the link www.talent2.com/disabilitycareSES and the DisabilityCare Australia website. Guidelines for submitting applications are provided on each website. DisabilityCare Australia aims to attract and retain staff with a disability and provide support and opportunities to all staff members. People with disability and the required experience and competencies are encouraged to apply.

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“The Business Growth Centre is working closely with 6one5 to help our partners and the broader retail community get the best possible results in a tough retail environment and we want to help them improve efficiencies in the retail arm of the business.” A no obligation information session will be held at the Business Growth Centre on August 26. For more information or to book, visit www.businessgrowthcentre.org.au.

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ake Macquarie businesses can take advantage of a retail development program aimed at improving their business. Delivered through the 6one5 Retail Consulting Group in association with The Business Growth Centre, the course will focus on increasing sales. Business Growth Centre Manager Brett Gleeson said he is pleased to be partnering with 6one5 to offer the opportunity to local businesses.

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ike the name of the campaign itself, an enormous sixteen-metre skyboard that accompanied the ‘Small Business. Too Big To Ignore.’ NSW State tour that rolled into Maitland last Thursday was hard to miss. The campaign, which aims to bring attention to the hardships surrounding small business in relation to infrastructure, company taxes, employment and red tape, saw four Federal candidates speak to a crowd of approximately fifty people at the Steamfest Rally Ground. The candidates answered questions that addressed how taxation and unnecessary paperwork affected small business, but the hot topic turned to the national debt. Paterson Liberal candidate Bob Baldwin slammed Labor for the nation’s current levels of debt, citing the Howard era surplus, and called current policies a “danger” to small business. “All the government policies are a burden on small business – debt is a burden on small business,” Mr Paterson told the crowd. Labor candidates Joel Fitzgibbon (Hunter) and Bay Marshall (Paterson) defended the nation’s level of debt, arguing that it is acceptable so long as there is something to show for it. “Anyone who runs a small business knows it’s okay to be in debt if that debt is manageable and it’s going to produce an investment return at the end of the

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payback period,” Mr Fitzgibbon said. Mr Marshall took the opportunity to attack the previous coalition government led by former Prime Minister John Howard and former Treasurer Peter Costello for its failure to invest in infrastructure. “It’s easy to have a surplus if you don’t invest in infrastructure,” Mr Marshall said. The Christian Democratic Party’s Richard Stretton (Hunter) also spoke, relating debt to the party’s family centric platform, saying that it is viable if it keeps the country together and prospering. There are two million small businesses in Australia, according to the Maitland Business Chamber, which employ seven million people. @melcomber

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t is that time of year again when hundreds of painstakingly handcrafted tea cosies, thousands of the world’s finest teapots and around tens of thousands of avid tea drinkers and collectors descend upon Morpeth for the annual Weird and Wonderful Novelty Teapot Exhibition and Tea Cosy Challenge. Now in its twenty-eighth year, the exhibition is thought to be the largest commercial collection of teapots in the country and attracts around 25,000 visitors to Morpeth over ten days. Exhibition coordinator, Kylie Richards, said tea drinking has undergone a bit of resurgence in recent years leading more people to indulge in a cuppa. “I think it’s a sort of therapy in a way – it’s

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Why not give your dad the gift of an experience this Father ’s Day ? • Hot air ballooning and skydiving in the Hunter Valley • The Sandpit Quad Bike experience at Stockton • A Heli-lunch for two departing from Cessnock • A romantic country retreat at Dungog • Hunter Valley Wine tasting including a visit to Tempus II • A lunch with llamas at Dungog • A lesson in a microlight departing from Maitland

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eading into next month’s Federal Election, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is more likely to receive a Father’s Day gift than his opponent, PM Kevin Rudd. Why? According to online experience retailer RedBalloon.com.au, a recent survey showed that while 53 per cent of Liberal voters will purchase a gift for their dad, only 49 per cent of Labor voters indicated they would do the same. But Kevin Rudd is not alone, with one in two Aussie dads (48 per cent) unlikely to open a gift on Father’s Day, according to the 1,059 people surveyed. RedBalloon CEO Kristie Buchanan says we shouldn’t be taking our Dads for granted on Father’s Day. “It’s not hard to make Dad happy – and it doesn’t have to cost the earth,” Ms Buchanan said. “At RedBalloon, we know Dads can be really hard to buy for, but what most of them really want is to spend time with their friends and family – and some just want a hug. “A nice meal, a round of golf or a day out fishing, with a simple hand written card will show how much you appreciate him.” In the Hunter, RedBalloon offers experiences such as Quad biking at Stockton, skydiving and hot air ballooning in the Valley and microlight flights at Cessnock. Visit www.redballoon.com.au.

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Don’t be scared of fats

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number of people have been asking me about the recent investigation on ABC’s Catalyst about the effects of sugar in the diet. If you didn’t see it, try catching online via ABC Iview (episode 16). Talking to others this week we discussed low-fat and often sugary foods and I wasn’t surprised to hear some of the responses. Many people think that eating fat is what makes you fat, and that’s great for a company selling low-fat products, but here are some things that didn’t make the ads. When you eat, the food is digested into tiny bits and gets into the bloodstream. The hormone insulin is responsible for storing away all this food and getting it out of the blood and into your cells. While insulin is getting that food out of your blood, it shuts down the systems in your body that break down fat for energy until it gets rid of all the energy already in the blood. The more insulin released, the more storage into your cells. One of the symptoms of Type I diabetes, where the body can’t produce insulin, is weight loss. The more often your insulin spikes up and down the more likely you are to suffer a host of things from diabetes II to cardiovascular disease and obesity. Look up ‘metabolic syndrome’. Guess what food triggers the highest insulin release? Simple sugars. Guess what type of food doesn’t trigger this insulin jump? Fats. So you could eat fat and stay in a fat burning mode. Eat a heap of junk sugary food and you turn into a fat storing machine. And yes, sugars get stored as fat. So don’t be scared of good fats like your meats, nuts and oils or a ripe avocado, they have lots of benefits. I have seen a lot of fat people in my time and not one got that way from too many avocadoes or olive oil on their salad!

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hey may not seem so significant, in fact sometimes they may seem like a bit of a nuisance. But whether you like it or not, eyebrows are a major defining feature on any face. Ensuring that your brows are shaped and maintained should be an essential part of any woman’s beauty regime and yes, there is a right and a wrong way to go about it. For every individual face, there is a brow shape, thickness and style to suit. Brow shaping and styling doesn’t just incorporate the shape of your face, it incorporates a combination of things including features like your eyes, nose, cheek bones and hair colour. It is not something that should be taken lightly and if you are a little unsure about how to go about it, getting your brows shaped by a professional is the way to go. Professionals generally run by the same guidelines when shaping and styling brows so, if you are keen to style yours yourself, here are a few tips: 1. The thickest part of your brow should begin in line with the upper bridge of your nose. Use a pair of tweezers to measure a direct line so that you can be sure that it is beginning in the right place. 2. Your brow should arch 3/4 of the way back from your nose. 3. The end of your brow should follow the angle of your eye, evening out to a point. Go for a thickness that you like but avoid over-plucking – often you will lose hair that will never grow back. Once you have the perfect shape for you, whether you have mastered it yourself or have let a professional take the reins, maintaining your brows is the next important step. Each day when you apply your makeup, use a good brow brush to neaten your eyebrows.

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The joys of hay fever

t seems we Australians are a sensitive bunch. About 20 per cent of us suffer with some kind of allergic condition – asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis – but intermittent allergic rhinitis (that’s what we generally call hay fever) is the most common. This despite the fact that fever is not one of the symptoms and hay is only rarely implicated in the allergic reaction. Symptoms of hay fever can sometimes be confused with those of other conditions such as the common cold. Signs and symptoms of hay fever would normally include sneezing and an itchy, runny nose. The nasal discharge is usually clear and watery, but the nose can quite often become congested in a couple of days. The eyes might be red, puffy, itchy and watery, too. Rhinitis and especially nasal congestion can also be caused by certain medicines. It’s not really an allergic reaction, as in hay fever, but the symptoms can be similarly annoying. Amongst possible suspects are hormone products (such as oral contraceptives) and blood pressure lowering medicines. Hay fever is a really common and troublesome condition, but almost always it can be well controlled by treatments now available without prescription. Pharmacies subscribing to the Pharmaceutical Society’s Self Care health information program can also provide you with a fact card titled Hay Fever. It details the various prevention and treatment options. And there are useful cards on Asthma, Colds and Flu, Sinus Problems and Red and Dry Eye. For the nearest location, log onto the Pharmaceutical Society website, www.psa.org.au or phone 1300 369 772.

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March 21 to April 20

You’re going to be in very high spirits and will be able to use this trend to move the goalposts over issues that have been something of a stumbling block of late. This is an excellent time to start new projects. You will be able to be extremely creative and therefore able to make the most of what is happening in your life. Your love life is about to move into over drive and you will begin to feel childlike.

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GEMINI

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If you have been thinking about asking for a raise in salary, this is the ideal time to go for it. Even if you are slightly nervous in certain areas of life, when it matters the most you can display your braver side. Mercury in your solar house of finance draws your attention to urgent matters that should have been dealt with. If you’ve let your economic realities slide, fix the problem.

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VIRGO

august 24 to september 23

You have the scope to discover some useful information and there is enough quietness in your mind for you to make the best of whatever you hear. Even if you are still not moving mountains in your desire to get ahead, you can retain a certain quiet dignity that others could hardly fail to recognise. It’s time to work out a good strategy for future progress.

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September 24 to OctOBER 23

This is the ideal time to get to grips with your social life and at the same time to do something to pep up your love life. You will need to evenly split your time between fulfilling your obligations and having fun. Imagination is strong and you can use this trait to think up ways to please those who are most important to you. Your little black book will be over flowing with social events!

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 22

With popularity definitely on your side, the next two weeks ought to be a positive interlude for making a good impression with bosses, colleagues and clients, so you’ll be able to get your own way. You are being encouraged to forge ahead with plans and to take an independent course. This is the time for concise, clear thinking and for achieving some fairly positive objectives in your life.

SAGITTARIUS

november 23 to december 21

You seem to be in very high spirits and can use this trend to move the goalposts over issues that have been something of a stumbling block of late. You can improve money matters as a result and you can afford to spoil yourself a little more. There is a strong feeling that you will be travelling over long distances. You may be invited to visit friends or family who live at a distance.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 to JANUARY 20

Avoid getting involved in disputes, either at work or in the family. There is nothing to gain from crossing swords with others and indeed there might be a good deal to loose. Your passions are about to be aroused in some important way, and you need to make sure you are simply not acting out of anger in response to other people’s attitudes. Put all your financial affairs in order.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO february 19

Even if winning friends and influencing people remains generally easy, there might be a certain disquiet in your mind that you can’t shift. This has more to do with present planetary positions than it does with anything tangible. By all means stick to your guns in the main, but show flexibility within established relationships. You need to allow time for intimacy and passion.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Mercury is firmly situated in the area of your chart connected to work and health, indicating a need for initiative and drive to make the most of your prospects. The energies of the fiery planet won’t allow you to sink anonymously into a crowd. You’ll be forced to stand out and make your mark on the professional world. Your vitality is going to be on the rise.

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Election issues for youth

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his election, each party will be trying to convince the electorate that they have the best answer to the issue that most concerns voters. For those who don’t always vote along party lines, it is these issues and the potential solutions that different parties offer that will determine how they vote. In a recent survey, commissioned by the ABC’s Triple J, it was found that young people ranked the issues most important to them quite differently to the rest of the population. The top concern of the under 25s this election was jobs, particularly quality full-time entry level positions. The concern on this issue reflects the growing casualisation of the workforce which leaves many young people underemployed. Housing was the next most import issue for young people. The high cost of housing means that owning a home has become an unrealistic goal for an increasing number of young people. The high cost of rent is also forcing young people to live at home longer. Marriage Equality comes in third on the list of young people’s concerns. This is an issue that has always had more support amongst young people and now it is difficult to find a young person who isn’t supportive of it. This is also an issue where there is a clear difference between the two major parties. These top three issues suggest that young people are looking to the future when they think about who to support. They want to know that they can get a safe job, buy a home and live in a society where their friends are treated equally.

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

Engaging kids with maths

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here is a seriousness about the way we view mathematics. So much so, like through standardised tests like NAPLAN, that it is easy to forget how much fun it can be. There is magic to numbers when you start to play with them. The number nine is fun. Multiply the number nine and then add the numbers in the answer together. The answer is always number nine. For example: 9x7=63; 6+3=9. Or 9x11=99; 9+9=18; 1+8=9. Mathematics is clever. For those who struggle with mathematics, look beyond the rules and the answers and look for the patterns and the beauty. It has been found that nature works to mathematical patterns and ratios. The ‘golden ratio’ is 1.618. It is found in plants, rock structures and in paintings and images of ‘beautiful’ faces. There are patterns all around us and we can engage the non-mathematical at looking for similarities and patterns in them. Of course we all recognise basic arithmetic as important for adding and subtracting. We use it when buying things, or planning dates. What we may forget is that behind every computer screen, calculus is used to make it work. Google search and Facebook need complex algebra to operate. We use mathematics everyday, and we need mathematicians to help us do our everyday subjects. We need more mathematicians, and more people to make it exciting and accessible. We need to engage children in mathematical learning.

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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ntrusting someone to care for your children can be challenging, I have been asked by a number of people what to do when looking for a good babysitter. If you are lucky enough to have lots of family and friends that are happy to help out – great! That isn’t always the case, so here are some tips on choosing the right babysitter. Recommendations from people you know and trust are your best bet for finding a capable babysitter. If you are new to an area then you could ask your neighbours, co-workers, the staff at daycare or the school that your children attend. You can also find professional babysitters through agencies. When interviewing sitters, prepare a list of questions to ask ahead of time, make sure you do a background check, ask about their experience caring for kids and whether they are certified in infant and child CPR. If a sitter has first aid certifications or experience in childcare or pre-school centres, expect to pay more. If you’re unsure what to pay your babysitter, ask your neighbours and other parents how much they pay. Your babysitter may also set their own rates. Before you walk out the door for your child-free outing, make sure the sitter at a minimum has your mobile number the restaurant or function address and contact number. Also explain what to do in case of an emergency. I generally go over the bedtime routine as well and anything else specific to your children, or whatever it is that will ensure your children are happy and safe. Finally, always remember to leave something to eat and drink for your babysitter. Keep them happy!

Renee Welsh is a mother of two and the CEO of Booking Boss, an online booking management system for tour and activity operators.

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he Small Biz Bus is coming to town! It’s an opportunity for small business owners in Warners Bay and Morriset to engage with experienced Business Advisors at no cost. Often the problem with getting highquality business advice is being able to make time and finances available to get the advice. The Small Biz Bus solves both these problems by bringing mobile business advice straight to you. The Small Biz Bus will be visiting Warners Bay on Tuesday, August 27 and Morisset on Wednesday, August 28. Having the Small Biz Bus visiting our local areas provides a great opportunity for busines owners to talk with a mentor about starting a business or improving an existing one. It’s very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day pressures of running a business, but speaking to a business expert can help you view your business from a fresh perspective and can be an effective sounding board to help you think about business issues and problems in a new light. Small businesses

are the lifeblood of regional communities and the Small Biz Connect program has provided these businesses with the opportunity to receive expert advice along with a full business diagnostic, assisting them to grow and achieve economic sustainability. Small business operators will also be able to get connected to a network of business support services in the local community, including our team here at The Business Centre, your local Small Biz Connect provider, as Business Advisors from The Business Centre will be joining the bus in both Warners Bay and Morisset. You can book an appointment by emailing bus@smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au or by calling 8222 4885. You will find the Bus in the rear car park of the esplanade shops at Warners Bay on August, 27 and at commuter car park at 3 Dora Street, Morisset, on the 28th. The bus is an initiative of the NSW Government and NAB and Telstra are major sponsors and will be onsite at selected times.

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as your business been rocked by Winter colds and bugs? Has every day been disrupted because staff are

off sick? High sick leave and absenteeism is a real issue for your business bottom line that you can’t ignore. Research suggests that it costs millions of dollars each year. One survey I saw said that every sick day taken by an employee costs a business around $385. With as many as one in 40 workers sick each day, the cost of sick leave soon mounts up. A first step in containing this cost is to understand it. Your business needs systems to record and analyse sick leave so you have the full picture. There are different reasons why people are off work sick. They can have a cold or bug, a child may be sick, they may have experienced an injury either at work or home or, ahem, they may be having a “sickie”. What can you do to counter

legitimate illness? Take an interest in your staff’s physical and mental wellbeing. You can’t tell them what to do but you can encourage or role model eating well and exercising. Staff who continually work long hours and have no work life balance have an increased chance of getting run down. Make safety paramount in your workplace. Having workers turn up sick can be a false economy if they infect everyone else. Have clear guidelines and infection control procedures. There is a clear link between high absenteeism and poor business culture. Making your workplace fun and fulfilling is one way to help make sure people want to turn up to work. Recruiting the right people, giving them the resources they need and rewarding them for a job well done, are three ways to start getting a high performance culture. Less absenteeism is an important first step to better productivity and profitability.

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here’s no doubt that the third instalment of the Iron Man franchise was one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the year and despite the hoopla machine working overtime in preparation, this one delivers on many levels. This time around, brilliant industrialist and saver of worlds, Tony Stark, still reeling from the events in the Avengers movie, barely has time to scratch himself before he is thrust into the mother of all battles with the insidious terrorist The Mandarin (played with hilarious aplomb by Sir Ben Kingsley, although fans of the comic may question this arch villain’s entry into the franchise) and scientistgone-bonkers, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). This film, and indeed the franchise, is successful due to its reliance on credible scripts and great character development that isn’t restricted to the protagonist.

t may’ve been three years since US metal-core outfit Norma Jean’s last sonic assault, ‘Meridional’, however one listen to ‘Wrongdoers’ should allay any fears you may’ve had that they had lost their vitriol. While their usual aural brutality forms the backdrop to ‘Wrongdoers’, this time around, things are tempered by more melodic riffs and sludgier rhythms that shows, well and truly, that this ain’t no one trick pony. Tracks like the lead single ‘ If You Got It at Five, You Got It at Fifty’ will grab you and shake you until you can barely take it, while slow burners like ‘Potter Has No Hands’ will release the grip and let you catch your breath – barely. After six albums since 2002, you get the feeling that Norma Jean have finally found the sound that they were looking for – an uncompromising brand of nu-metal with enough intelligence to know when to pull things back.

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on him. As the pair run for their lives, they quickly discover that they’re not suffering from weed-fuelled paranoia. Incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. While much of the success of the film comes from the on screen chemistry from Rogan and Franco, the hilarious Danny McBride (‘Eastbound and Down’) threatens to steal the show on a number of occasions with a truly guffaw-laden performance.

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fter being conspicuously absent from the Aussie touring scene for the past year, Melbourne rockers Stonefield are set to make up for lost time with a national tour to promote their massive (in every sense of the word) new single, ‘Put Your Curse On Me’. “Yeah we’re all really excited – it feels like ages since we’ve toured in Australia so we can’t wait to give fans a bit of the new stuff,” guitarist Hannah Findlay told TE during a break in rehearsals at the Findlay parental home. While Stonefield’s usual classic rock swagger is present in spades on the single, things are taken to a whole new level thanks to some lush production from Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls), masterful mixing from Grammynominated Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam) and the inclusion of the soaring voices of the Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir. “Yeah, Ian was just a pleasure to work with,” Findlay said. “He was all about making us feel at ease in the studio and getting the rawest sound possible. “The song, though, is probably the oldest one on the album and we always had the idea to put a gospel choir on a track and it just worked so well on ‘Put Your Curse On Me’ – just listening back to those voices is just amazing.” The single is the first taste from Stonefield’s highly anticipated debut

long-player, also produced by Davenport, which is due to drop in early October and Findlay said it would represent a stylistic leap for the four piece. “Everything is going really well with the record and while we don’t want to give too much away, I will say that it’s going to be a very big-sounding record. With the EPs [‘Through The Clover’ and ‘Bad Reality] we weren’t as able to take listeners on a sonic journey and that’s exactly what we plan to do with the

album. Also, I’d say that our songwriting has developed a hell of a lot since we started, which I hope shows on the album.” It’s been a pretty wild ride for the four sisters – Hannah, Sarah, Amy and Holly – since they took out the Triple J Unearthed High competition in 2010. A J Award nomination soon followed, as did plum festival spots at the likes of One Movement and the legendary Glastonbury. Not a bad effort for a band

that is yet to release an album. Findlay said that their impressive career trajectory still gives cause for the occasional ‘pinch me, I must be dreaming moment.’ “Yeah, every now and then I find myself thinking things like that,” she said. “Especially since we’ve been a bit quiet of late, there has been a bit more time for it all to sink in.” Catch Stonefield when they play at the Small Ballroom on Friday August 23.

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t may have been a long time coming – nigh on two years in fact – but Adelaide singer-songwriter Tom West is almost able to breathe a massive sigh of relief as his debut long player, ‘A Spark In The Dark’, is about to drop any time soon. West, who penned his first tune – a paean to love lost – at the tender age of fifteen, offers up some refreshingly simplistic, organic sounds on ‘A Spark in the Dark’ and anyone who has clapped ears on the album’s first two singles, ‘Johnathan’s Farm’ and ‘Malecon’, will know that this guy has a lyrical turn of phrase to write home about. The album was recorded in the quiet reaches of the Adelaide Hills and West told TE that the choice of location really helped the laid-back and naturalistic vibe of the record. “It has been quite a long process since I started writing, so yeah it’s cool to be finally getting it out there. It’s a relief,” he said. “A lot of the songs were written while I was backpacking around the world and, in that time, I ended up with about 15 songs. “Then I took about four months to record the album with a good friend of mine, using minimal gear – essentially just a laptop and some mics – at my parent’s place in the Adelaide Hills and I really think the location does give the album a particular flavour – I mean, we did a lot of the tracking at night so, on almost all of the songs, you can hear the crickets chirping away in the background, which I really like.” West said that due to the fact that much of the album was written while traversing the globe, it could be described as a Tom West travelogue. “Now that I reflect back on the album, travelling played a big part in where I drew inspiration from,” he said. “But the song Malecon, for example, is not about the Malecon in Havana, but rather about being in a particular moment. I’d say, lyrically, the album is about points in time.” Now that West can see the light at the end of the production tunnel, so to speak, rather than putting his feet up and reflecting on his accomplishment, he is champing at the bit to start work on his next project. “I just really, really want to do new stuff,” he said. “I’ve had this album hanging around in my mind for so long that I am literally itching to start work on something new –so I’m thinking an EP maybe by the end of the year.” Catch Tom West when launches ‘A Spark in the Dark’ at the Great Northern Hotel on Thursday, August 22.


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fter sending pulses racing with their soul, rock and country tinged self-titled LP last year, Melbourne sextet The Hello Morning are back with a cracking new EP, ‘The Tie That Binds’ and they are heading up the mighty Hume to give Hunter punters a taste. For the uninitiated, the band began life as a songwriting partnership between Steve Clifford (vocals/guitar) and Matty Smith (vocals/guitar) before the breadth of their vision required some extra musical minds. “We’ve been a band, with the six of us, for around four or five years,” Clifford told TE. “We didn’t initially see it as six people – I mean, it’s quite inconvenient having just one person too many to fit in a car – it was something that kind of just grew organically.”

The band really hit their straps with the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album, produced by Jimi Maroudas (Living End, Tim Rogers, Eskimo Joe), drawing comparisons to the likes of My Morning Jacket and Wilco. An EP, ‘Without You’, followed which pricked up more than a few ears abroad. The EP was added to more than 130 college radio playlists across the country and managed to snag a top 20 slot in 10 of those stations’ airplay charts. Clifford said for ‘The Tie That Binds’, the band took more of a stripped-back approach to production, enlisting Hello Morning member Dave Manton for desk duties. “We definitely approached the EP in a much different way to the album,” he said. “The album was a really long process, I think it took about 18 months and, while we’re really proud of it, I think 18 months is too long to work on anything.

“The ‘Tie That Binds’ was a much shorter process and a much more instinctive and intuitive process. Because Dave plays guitar in the band, things were much easier as he knew exactly where we were coming from and where we wanted to go with the EP.” One of the highlights of ‘The Tie That Binds’ is an ethereal version of the Johnny Cash and June Carter classic, ‘Jackson’, featuring the vocals of Triple J Unearthed Laneway Festival winner

Ali Barter. However, the script is flipped with Barter singing all of Cash’s parts and Clifford singing Carter’s. “Ali is just great,” Clifford said. “We had been hanging out with her for a while and we needed someone to fill in for a radio thing we were doing and it just clicked. Her voice is just so pristine and I always sound like I’ve just woken up, so it’s a good combination.” Catch The Hello Morning when they play at the Grand Junction Hotel on Sunday, September 1.

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n a world of false idols and poseurs, the Blue Ruins are a bluesy, rootsy-refreshing act to sink your teeth into. Singer/guitarist Kate Watts is a 24-year-old powerhouse – her voice and ability to hold a crowd is impressive for a lady her age, performing great blues tunes as well as original compositions, which like her, hold an earthy and honest beauty. Allan Watts is an incredible guitarist – his effectiveness and skill can only come from years of experience. Many guitarists don’t understand “less is more”, but Allan is a master of this, an incredibly tasty and thoughtful guitarist, selfless in his approach. But when he adds a solo, you quickly realise he’s no backing guitarist. Newest addition, Aidan Bateman, is a young, enthusiastic drummer whose passion and vibrancy comes from years of experience. Playing in many bands before settling with The Blue Ruins, he adds an abundance of power and energy. Catch the Blue Ruins when they play at the Wickham Park Hotel on Thursday, August 22.

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and both towns really appreciate good music.” Edmonds, who has worked alongside such heavy hitters as Jimmy Barnes, Billy Thorpe and Chain said that punters could expect a high energy blues rock show that never skimps on quality. “There is a lot of cover material in our set but I wouldn’t call us a cover band because it’s more about interpretations of the songs than just note-for-note renditions – we definitely like to throw our own style over things,” he said. “But, at the end of the day, I’ve been a guitar player for a lot of years so the show is basically fuelled by the guitar – a lot of bluesey Strat playing in the vein of Stevie Ray Vaughn, then I might whip out the Gretsch and jump into some Cream, Deep Purple or Led Zep and then into some straight out, full-throttle rock and roll. “For us, it’s all about consistency and quality – I mean the accumulation of experience that we have all gained and with the legacy of the people I’ve worked with, without wanting to pat myself on the back too much, I think I’ve got a great grounding in taste.” Catch the Steve Edmonds Band when they play at the New Orana on Saturday, August 24 and the Wickham Park Hotel on Sunday, August 25.

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Stereo’ with the addition of third member Jed Walters, who took up keyboard and bass duties with the band. While Walters had been a part of the Blackwater Fever since mid-2010, ‘The Depths’ represents his first hit out in recorded form and Hicks added that his inclusion has given the band a whole new sonic palate. “When Jed joined the band he brought this kind of new enthusiasm to the band and really opened up the sound both in the studio and on stage,” he said. “A lot of the songs on the album were written around the time of ‘In Stereo’ – in fact we had planned that album to be a double album, but when we started recording it we realised it was a pretty massive undertaking so we put those songs on the back burner.” Never ones to rest on their laurels, Hicks said the band were already looking at getting back into the studio as well as trying their luck abroad to capitalise on the airplay the band has received in both the US and Europe. “Yeah, we’d love to get over there, but it can be a bit of an undertaking,” Hicks said. “What I’d like to do is get album number four done and dusted and see if we can’t get more interest over there. But we’re definitely looking at that in the near future.” Catch The Blackwater Fever when they play at the Lass O’Gowrie Hotel on Saturday, August 24.

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2 1 price $290,000 R&H Blacksmiths 22 Swansea St, Swansea 4971 5071 CeNTRAL LOCATION View By appointment Agent Andrew McGrath 0428 406 442

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uilt on approximately 2.5 acres, this five-bedroom house is just minutes form the shores of Lake Macquarie. The house has a sunken lounge area with built-in bar, an open-plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a casual family and dining room. Four of the five bedrooms have built-in wardrobes while there is a walk-in wardrobe

and ensuite in the master bedroom. The property has an in-ground solar heated salt water swimming pool, landscaped gardens, a double lock-up garage, a single carport and two detached three-car garages. For more information, phone Wiseberry Charmhaven on 4392 0700 or listing agent Darin Butcher on 0414 920 949. Inspect: By appointment.

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nvestment property owners should ensure they keep proper accounting records and plan ahead for next year’s tax return. The recent targeting of property investors by the ATO caught many investors unawares and came too late for them to address any concerns the Office may have had in last financial year’s return. The ATO wrote to more than 110,000 rental property owners towards the end of the 2012/13 financial year, offering advice on what their entitlements and obligations were, but if they had failed to keep the appropriate records and accounts, there was little they could do at that point. Which is why it is important they receive this advice now, at the beginning of the financial year, so they fully understand what they need to capitalise on their investment and maximise their returns. According to tax depreciation expert, Bradley Beer from BMT Tax Depreciation, 80 per cent of property investors fail to take full advantage of the tax benefits of owning an investment property. “Many investors don’t realise that regardless of whether they have spent any money on their property, the wear and tear on their asset and its fixtures, can be offset against any income they earn from the

property,” Mr Beer said. “Property depreciation is a non-cash deduction available to income producing properties and can be claimed on both positively geared and negatively geared properties.” Tax benefits associated with negative gearing can sometimes be equivalent to 60 per cent of the total purchase price of a property. “Even decorative garden sculptures, common areas in an apartment building, tree houses or recreational facilities may be legitimately claimed,” Mr Beer said. Other costs that the ATO allows to be deducted include interest costs, maintenance expenses and holding costs such as building insurance and rates. Establishing a Depreciation Schedule from the outset ensures all expenses and items are deducted to their full capacity. Investors should always look for the greatest return on their investment, and the best place to start is by securing the services and advice of a professional. The constantly changing ATO rules make it essential for investors to use competent depreciation companies to undertake an onsite inspection of their property, rather than relying on keeping track of it themselves.

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Crucial games decide semi-final clashes

t was an exciting penultimate round of the Newcastle Rugby League last weekend. Cessnock accounted for Kurri Kurri in the local derby up at Cessnock on Saturday with a 26-16 victory. South Newcastle continued their late season form with a 28-26 victory over Macquarie Scorpions. Port Stephens kept Lakes United winless for the year with a 4414 victory, and Maitland Pickers were successful over Central Newcastle 58-24. In this weekend’s final round, there are several games crucial to the makeup of the semi-final spots for 2013. On Saturday, Central Newcastle and Port Stephens will clash at St John Oval in the final game for 2013 for both sides. The winner of this clash will finish 7th in the Tooheys Cup for 2013.

At 3pm on Saturday at Kurri Sports Ground, Kurri Kurri will be looking to upset Maitland’s late season form and re-ignite their season. In the other game at Townson Oval on Saturday, South Newcastle and Cessnock will clash in what is a game that will provide the winner with a top 3 finish moving in to Finals. On Sunday in the BLive match of the round, the Minor Premiership will be decided when Western Suburbs host Macquarie Scorpions at Harker Oval. With one point separating these two sides at the top of both the Tooheys Cup and the Klosters Reserve Grade competition, there is plenty to play for on Sunday. If you can’t be there, don’t forget to jump on to our website www. newcastlerugbyleague.com.au and listen to Fordo and Butts’ live call of all the action.

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Mattara Bowls Carnival results

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he first two events of the 53rd Annual Newcastle Mattara Bowls Carnival have been successfully completed. Soldiers Point’s Chris Ramage won his second Les Parrott Memorial Open Singles title defeating Ian Lean (Raymond Terrace) 25/19 in a keenly contested final. Ramage lead 11/8 after 13 ends and 18/11 after 20 ends, maintaining this advantage to the finish including handling a change of tactics by Lean in varying the length of the ends. In the semi-finals Lean downed the giant killing Darryl McKinnon 25/16, after racing to a 12/2 advantage after 6 ends. Ramage, who previously won the title in 2007, accounted for Tony MacLean (Belmont) 25/19 after leading 18/8 after 14 ends. John Lindsay (Hamilton North) recorded his biggest success in lawn bowls winning the Restricted Singles title with a hard fought 25/21 victory over Bruce Alexander (Raymond Terrace). Lindsay recovered from a slow

start being down 11/6 after 12 ends. He performed similarly against Jim Hillhouse (Valentine) in the semi-finals, fighting back from an 8/0 deficit after 6 ends to win 25/19. Alexander lead all the way to beat Danny Moore (Wangi) 25/18 in the second semi-final. Defending Mattara Mixed Open Pairs champions Kathy Clerke and Trent Smith (Burwood Colliery) have qualified for this years semifinals. They meet Cheryl Shaw and Michael Beesley (Beresfield) on Friday at Kotara Bowling Club commencing at 9am. In the second semi-final Val Fullick (Kotara) and Peter Beavan (Southport) confront Kris James and Ian Karuso (Toronto Workers). The semi-finals and finals of the Mens Fours, Mens Open and Restricted Pairs and the Frank Neat Memorial Mens Triples will also be played on Friday at Kotara commencing at 9am and 1pm respectively. That’s all for this week. Remember to enjoy your bowls, and see you out on the green!

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Registrations dates for teams and individuals, starts August 2013 Monday 12 and 19 at Maitland Club registrations, see Alex from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday 13 and 20 at Howzat for all Newcastle and Broadmeadow competitions. See Wayne Rusty or Nick at upstairs Futsal desk 6:30pm to 8:30pm Wednesday 14 and 21 at Howzat For all Newcastle and Broadmeadow competitions. Thursday 15 and 22 at Warners Bay oval from 5:30pm to 7:00pm ask for Scott

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Futsal poised to kick goals

Organisers of the five-a-side game expect it to boom this footy off-season

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s the outdoor footy codes wind up for the year, it seems that more and more people in the Hunter are turning to the game of Futsal, or five-a-side soccer, to get their footy fix. It’s something the Hunter Futsal Striker Club is ready for, with the prospect of a bumper 2013-2014 season the result of new centres joining the association and a 150-strong student contingent to represent the association at the AFA School Nationals in in October. “From the number of players from under sixes upwards that have noticed the improvement in their outdoor game, to the great response and excitement from the many junior players who made Australian touring teams to all parts of the world, we look like increasing our numbers and providing even more competitions for those playing for fun as well as those looking for representative honours this year,” General Manager George Poulos told the Post. In a coup for the sport, Novocastrians and Broadmeadow Magic players Hankin Canli and Mathew Hoole have recently signed on to become ambassadors for the game. Northern NSW Futsal Coaching Manager Emanuel Tserepas said the appointments are a positive move for the sport. “Both boys made the world games held in Columbia, and they want to share their unbelievable experience with our local juniors, which is just fantastic.” Visit www.hfss.com.au.

A Hunter Futsal club Under 11 team takes on Central Coast

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Harvesting unwanted food to feed people in need

Peace of mind for the region's seniors Anglican Care is an innovative provider of quality services for seniors throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Manning regions providing care to 1,200 residents and employing 800 staff with a dedicated volunteer workforce of around 350. It is the aged care ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and a not-for-profit organisation with all funds used to enhance the care and quality lifestyle provided to residents and clients. With a range of aged care services which include residential care, home care and retirement living, people are able to choose services that suit their individual needs, thereby promoting enhanced levels of independence and socialisation, with the continuum of care resulting in greater peace of mind and an improved lifestyle. In line with Anglican Care’s vision to provide excellent care, the organisation has won many awards in the past few years for its innovative programs, including Memory Magic, Tech Savvy Seniors and the introduction of the Lifestyle Enrichment Program for our home care clients. A number of these important programs are run in conjunction with local organisations such as WEA Hunter and Careerlinks, and are often supported by funding from different organisations including ClubGRANTS.

a settling influence Northern Settlement Services’ (NSS) Homework Centres help children of recently-arrived refugee and migrant families with their schoolwork, and thanks to a ClubGRANTS grant, the service can continue this vital work. Since 2006, NSS has operated several homework centres in partnership with local primary and secondary schools where there are high enrolments of refugees and migrants. The homework centres assist students to develop their English literacy skills and to complete set homework tasks, as they are often unable to receive educational support at home, explains CEO Lulu Tantos. The dedicated volunteers provide tuition for over 50 students every week. The ClubGRANTS donation will help NSS significantly with volunteer administration, homework centre staff, stationery and resources.

On any given night there are 105,000 homeless people across the country. That’s 1 in every 200 Australians. What’s worse is that every year Australians are throwing away up to $5.2 billion worth of food. The average household contributes $616 worth of food to this waste. OzHarvest Newcastle is a charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded. This food comes from function centres, caterers, corporate offices, restaurants, cafes and tourist operators from the area. This food is then distributed to charities to feed those who are disadvantaged or at risk, including homeless persons, youth at risk, single parents with no support, marginalised indigenous men, women and children, refugees, those recovering from addictions, women escaping domestic violence and those with mental illness and nowhere else to go. In Newcastle, OzHarvest collects on average 4 tonnes of food each week and are able to help 55 charities and agencies in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Raymond Terrace areas.

Serving veterans' needs

chopper to the rescue

The Newcastle and Hunter Region Vietnam Veterans (NHRVV) is a registered charity set up as a welfare organisation by Vietnam Veterans to help and assist other Vietnam Veterans and their families who had fallen on hard times or just needed to be reassured that they are still part of the wider community. The association has now expanded to such an extent that the volunteer Pensions and Welfare Officers are held in such high regard that they are assisting veterans from all conflicts, from WWII to the latest conflicts, other ex-Service Organisations, serving members of the Australian Defence Force, ex-Service men, women as well as their dependants, widows and widowers. To accommodate these valued Veterans of other conflicts, exService men and women, their partners and the wider community, the NHRVV has Associate and Social memberships. Many Veteran and ex-Service personnel are unaware of their entitlements and benefits that are part of Government legislation, that, by law, the Veteran, ex-Service and serving person is entitled to. At the request of a Veteran’s family, the NHRVV can conduct funeral services for members of our organisation.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service provides a free of charge emergency medical and rescue service to the communities of the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and New England-North West. Every year, the Service undertakes over 1,200 missions ranging from hospital transfers to transporting injured people from the scene of a motor vehicle accident. With the generous support of Clubs including ClubGRANTS, their sponsors and the community, the Service can continue to save lives and reduce trauma every day.

Wheeling and able Wheeling & Able is a self-funded charity which has been helping children and young people up to the age of 21 with physical disabilities since 1932. Back then, they were known as the Newcastle & District Crippled Children’s Association, an organisation synonymous with the Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast and Port Stephens areas. Since then, Wheeling & Able has helped over 16,000 children and young people with equipment such as wheelchairs, standing frames, specialised bicycles, lifting equipment, vehicle modifications, therapy programs and accessible holiday accommodation. As the organisation receives no government funding, these great achievements have been reached through the generosity of individuals, businesses, clubs, including the ClubGRANTS program, and community organisations.

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g in lp e h s b lu LocaL c ! s ie it n u m m o c LocaL New program for Peter Pan Peter Pan is a not-for-profit communitybased pre-school catering for 3-5 year-old children from 103 families in the local community. The pre-school has been fortunate to obtain funds through the ClubGRANTS scheme towards an occupational therapy program to be implemented into their service. The program will assist and enhance the children’s motor development along with identifying and offering special programs for children with additional needs.

Blacksmiths parents go back to school to provide the best for their kids Blacksmiths Public School is proud to provide a nurturing environment where children are supported and challenged as they grow, learn and achieve. The school’s small community takes pride in the academic, cultural and sporting achievements of its students and the school’s motto, ‘Doing Our Best Together’, is played out every day in the classroom and the playground. The heart of the school is the P&C, an active group of parents and community members who work tirelessly to support the school’s goals. The parents and community are encouraged to be involved in every aspect of school life. The P&C Association meets every month and works hard to raise funds to purchase equipment for the school, to provide opportunities for students, act as the parent and community voice in school decision making, operate the canteen and uniform shop and work on various fundraising activities throughout the year. More P&C helpers are always welcome.

Participating clubs • • • • • • • • •

Adamstown Club Beresfield Bowling Club Diggers @ Newcastle City Hexham Bowling Club Newcastle Leagues Club Newcastle Panthers South Newcastle Leagues Club Stockton RSL Club Wallsend Diggers

• Western Suburbs (Newcastle) Leagues Club • Wests Mayfield

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Belmont 16ft Sailing Club Belmont Sports Club Cardiff Panthers Cardiff RSL Club

• Central Charlestown Leagues Club • Charlestown Bowling Club • Club Macquarie • Dora Creek & District Workers’ Club • Edgeworth Bowling Club • Kahibah Sports Club

3 1 0 2 f o s n io t a Recipient organis : g in d n u F S T N a R clubG oup • 1st Belmont Scout Gr W NS • Alzheimer’s Australia • Anglican Care ginal Land Council • Bahtabah Local Abori ood Centre • Belmont Neighbourh ciation so As • Blacksmiths P&C • Camp Quality rf Life Saving Club • Catherine Hill Bay Su e Saving Club • Caves Beach Surf Lif ce ian • Cerebral Palsy All Group • Charlestown Caring verty (Australia) Ltd Po • Christians Against Alliance Hunter • Community Disability ities Inc • Connected Commun W NS cy • Disability Advoca Service ort pp • Eastlake Family Su Club ws do Wi • Eastlakes Legacy • Firstchance Inc • Guide Dogs NSW l Inc • Home-Start Nationa lity • House of Hospita Foundation Inc • Hunter Breast Cancer ation uc Ed e • Hunter Care – Lif Inc lies mi Fa • Hunter Connect tion Inc da un Fo a • Hunter Melanom iance All er nc Ca • Hunter Prostate scue Helicopter Re ac stp • Hunter Region We Service

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Pelican Flat RSL Club Swansea RSL Club Toronto District Workers’ Club Toronto ‘Diggers’ RSL Club Wangi District Workers’ Club West Wallsend Workers’ Club Wests Group Cardiff Windale/Gateshead Bowling Club

n • Samaritans Foundatio ity Services • Southlake Commun • Southlakes Carers • Southlakes Refuge • St Joseph’s P&C ciety • St Vincent de Paul So undation • Starlight Children’s Fo ation orm • Stroke & Disability Inf d Centre oo urh • Sugarvalley Neighbo Saving Club e Lif rf • Swansea Belmont Su bearers Legacy • Swansea District Torch eels • Swansea Meals on Wh ch an • Swansea RSL Sub Br abled Soldiers Dis • Totally & Permanently Inc alia Inc Association of Austr ity Transport un tle and Hunter mm Co tle as wc Ne • • UCA Lifeline Newcas b Clu ing Charity av • Nobbys Surf Lifes • Variety the Children’s d ite Lim s ce rvi Se nt • Northern Settleme • Vision Australia mmodation and Support co unity Carers Inc Ac n’s me Wo va No • • Wallsend Area Comm p ou Gr g sin rai ch nd an Fu Br • Oncology Dollies • Wallsend RSL Sub Inc • OzHarvest Ltd • Walt-Sing Matildas s ce rvi Se re Ca zie Oz • • Wangi Men’s Shed L Sub Branch Inc e us Ho m Gu d Re • • Waratah-Mayfield RS b Clu g vin fuge Sa e Re • Redhead Surf Lif • Westlake Women’s ren ild Ch nd Bli & lence Committee af Vio De c akes Domesti stl • Royal Institute of We • ) ch an ciety (NSW Br mputer Club Inc • Royal Life Saving So • Westlakes Seniors Co t • Sailability Belmon • Wheeling & Able stralian Eastern Territory • Salvation Army – Au • Youth Off The Streets Social Work

Inc • Hunter Surf Lifesaving llaborative Co r • Hunter Youth Mento ces rvi Se ry • Hunterlink Recove • Jenny’s Place Inc ood Centre • Jesmond Neighbourh Inc n tio • Lara Jean Associa • Learning Links n of Australia • Leukaemia Foundatio Hunter Region alia str • Life Education Au sociation • Marks Point P&C As dation un • Men of League Fo Association of NSW hy • Muscular Dystrop s Region Vietnam Veteran • Newcastle & Hunter

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