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TREASURES RETURN The State Library of NSW and Newcastle Art Gallery have announced a new joint exhibition which will see the extraordinary Macquarie Collector’s Chest return to Newcastle, 195 years after it was fi rst created. ‘Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie era’ will introduce one of the city’s founding fathers, Captain James Wallis, who transformed the penal settlement between 1816 to 1818.

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Child Migrant, Mick Kenny, at the site of the Murray Dwyer Orphanage

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t’s been 60 years since Mick Kenny was brought to Mayfield’s Murray Dwyer Orphanage and, like the thousands of other British child migrants who were transported without their parents’ knowledge or consent, he came here on a lie. “We were told this was going to be a holiday,�

Mr Kenny said. “And as far as we knew, we were all orphans.â€? Mr Kenny wasn’t told that he still had a mother in England, who was very much alive and pining for her son. “My mum put me in an orphanage when I was one and she wrote a letter to [them saying] that she couldn’t afford to keep me for a little while,â€? Mr Kenny said. “But when my aunty and mum went to pick me up [‌] they told her I’d been adopted out to a British family – it was all lies.â€?

Mr Kenny was, in fact, still in the orphanage and remained there until the age of six, when he was shipped off to Australia. “After six weeks of being here, we knew we weren’t going home – we sort of worked it out,â€? Mr Kenny said, while speaking of his years at Murray Dwyer Orphanage with laughter, despite the hardships and cruelty faced. “We sat on the side of a hill, just outside the gates, looking at the Hunter River [‌] planning an escape.â€? Continues on page 4.

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he NSW Opposition Leader, John Robertson, paid another visit to the Hunter last week, this time to speak with local workers who will be affected by the Government’s proposed cuts to healthcare and education services. These workers are so concerned about what the cuts will mean for their jobs and their work, that they have already walked off the job a number of times in recent months. One Department of Community Services caseworker told the Post in confidence that too much time is spent doing “casework by PC”, instead of spending time with children who need their attention. Cuts might work for the budget bottom line, but they will have a disastrous effect on local communities. Less funding and services mean less money that can be spent in local communities, less investment in local businesses and less opportunities for people to fi nd work. These workers, who, not to mince words, do jobs that others don’t want to or can’t do, need support from the Government - starting with fi nancial support. In a change of pace, from this week we are starting a regular Animal Rescue column (right) which will bring to your attention loveable pets in desperate need of a good home. Why not consider rescuing one of these little guys - there are few things as rewarding as bringing a furry friend into your family!

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ookie is a 7-year-old Terrier mix. He is a lovely little gentleman who loves to give kisses and cuddles. Cookie is very affectionate and is great with kids. He gets on with large and small dogs, and also cats. He will let you know when strangers walk past but once he gets introduced to someone and has a sniff, he is fi ne. Cookie is an indoor dog, but loves to play outside during the day. He will need a secure back yard with no gaps under the fence as he is curious. He loves to sleep at the foot of your bed at night. Cookie would be suited to a home where there is another dog for him to play with or where someone is home the majority of the time.

For more information about Cookie or to meet him, please phone his foster carer, Renee, on 0459 699 318. www.dogrescuenewcastle.com. au is a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation. Cookie’s $400 adoption fee covers his de-sexing, vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, micro-chipping, and lifetime registration. There are 50+ dogs available for adoption on the website: www. dogrescuenewcastle.com.au.


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Locals ready for the race - and the outfits - that stop the nation AMELIA PARROTT

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ith Glen Boss taking out the Cox Plate on Ocean Park over the weekend, the attention of the nation has now shifted to next week’s Melbourne Cup. Although the race itself may be all about the horses and jockeys, for the ladies, Cup Day can only means one thing – fashion. Local stylist and Frock On Newcastle creator, Vanessa Swilks, will be co-ordinating a three-course long lunch event emceed by NBN newsreader, Natasha Beyersdorf, at the Cricketers Arms Hotel at Cooks Hill on Cup Day. The highlight of the event will be a fashion show featuring fashions from Sanbah at The Junction and The Birdcage on Hunter and local models, including 2011 Miss Universe Australia contestant, Tegan Martin. Miss Swilks said race day fashion is all about being demure and glamorous. “Th is year it’s all about colour, with lace making a star appearance,� she said. “Florals are a big hit as well this year and whilst you need to do it carefully, mixing florals with stripes or contrasting patterns can look great.� Miss Swilks said ladies should avoid wearing strapless dresses or too short skirts on race day, and to make sure shoes fit properly. For the gents, Miss Swilks’ one piece of advice is to avoid outdated brightly coloured suits and to opt for a suit in a classic cut and colour. @thepostjourno

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and I was still in [there], in a pram.â&#x20AC;? Th ree weeks later, his mother passed away, but Mr Kenny continues to connect with his family. Earlier this month, many of the child migrants who arrived at Mayfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Murray Dwyer Orphanage in 1952 visited the site of the former orphanage to mark the 60 years. In the years that have passed, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received apologies from the Church, as well as UK and Australian Governments. @triciamorosin

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NXFM’s Steve, Kim and Damo bid listeners farewell in their final show ELLY GLENDENNING

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here were tears, hugs and plenty of laughter at Steve & Kim’s fi nal show as hundreds of family and friends farewelled the duo and their anchor, Damo, at Newcastle Panthers last Friday. It was the end of an era for the NXFM show, which was the number one breakfast show for most of its 11 years. The fi nal show brought back some iconic guests and team members including Michael Hagan and Paul Harragon. As the end grew near, the “balling-oureyes-out fest”, as Steve put it, began. “My dad said before he died, ‘Make it worthwhile’ and you have,” he told listeners. He credited Kim and Damo with the team’s success. “I couldn’t have made you laugh if you hadn’t let me. I’m as funny as the people I’m with.” He also credited their families for putting up with their lives being shared across the airwaves. “Our families get the worst of us, you get the best of us,” he told the crowd. Kim’s son, Jack, joked that it was “character building” having his mother on radio for much of his life. Fan, Rebecca Crittendell, would drive to work laughing with Steve and Kim.

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NXFM’s Steve, Kim and Damo after presenting their final breakfast show. CREDIT: Mat Glover

“They have defi nitely become part of Newcastle in the 11 years; they are part of the community. It’s sad to see such a significant factor go,” she said.

In a fi nal message to their fans, Kim said: “We’re so grateful for your loyalty over the years...you all have been wishing us the best, but we wish you the best, too.”

While it’s unknown what Kim will do, Damo plans to head to uni to fi nish his studies and Steve will join KOFM’s lineup, hosting the drive show from January 2013.

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“Not-to-miss opportunity” Novocastrians encouraged to view historical treasures at new exhibition TRICIA MOROSIN

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he State Library of NSW and Newcastle Art Gallery have announced a new joint exhibition which will see the extraordinary Macquarie Collector’s Chest return to Newcastle, 195 years after it was fi rst created. ‘Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie era’ will introduce audiences to one of the city’s founding fathers, Captain James Wallis, who transformed the penal settlement during his command from 1816 to 1818. Captain Wallace was responsible for constructing public and government buildings and stimulating cultural production through the work of convict artist, Joseph Lycett. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the State Library’s Collector’s Chest (c.1818), a gift Wallis gave to Governor Macquarie. The chest is decorated with scenes of Newcastle and fi lled with local natural history specimens. Lord Mayor, Jeff McCloy, expressed his appreciation for the artefact at the exhibition launch on Friday. “I think this is an amazing collection, particularly [Macquarie Collector’s Chest] because I’m an old fisherman and there’s lots of fish in there,” he said. “Those fish from 200 hundred years ago are the same ones you can still catch

A preview of items from next year’s Treasures of Newcastle exhibition was held last week

out there today and the bird collection is amazing too. “That’s the sort of art that I really do love...” Cr McCloy said. The free exhibition will open at

Newcastle Art Gallery on March 2, 2013 and will feature a schools program as well as a series of public events, before closing in early May. Ron Ramsey, Director, Newcastle Art

Gallery, said the return of Macquarie’s Collectors Chest after almost 200 years is extremely special and “a not-to-miss opportunity”. @triciamorosin

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Heated debate in Council over a kids event to publicise education cuts TRICIA MOROSIN

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ast week, Lake Macquarie Council authorised over $16,000 of cash and in-kind donations to support local community projects and events. One of the events to miss out – Doin’ it for the Kids – sparked much debate in the chamber, with the sticking point for many Councillors being its aim – to raise awareness of the NSW Government’s education funding cuts – is of a political nature and as such is not supported by the scheme. Labor Councillor, Daniel Wallace, unsuccessfully argued that the group is only asking for the in-kind donation of Speers Point Park and is not funded or backed by any political party. Organiser, David Forbes, watched on from the public gallery, dismayed by the words of Liberal Councillor, Ken Paxinos. “[He said] it was some kind of political motive hidden behind a kids thing and I was pretty disgusted with that,” Mr Forbes said. “It’s very much apolitical to me; it’s about putting all those differences aside. “I don’t care who kids parents vote for […] I just care about the fact that a lot of kids are going to cop it and a lot of teachers are going to lose their jobs.” According to Mr Forbes, the idea

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number of improvements to the way we use Tasers as a direct consequence of our consultation with the Ombudsman,” Mr Scipione said. “We will always look at ways of doing our job better. “But I certainly remain of the view that the use of Tasers saves lives, protects police and others from the risk of injury...” NSW Police will formally respond to the report in two months time.

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not a pedestrian crossing. So, you are driving your car on a suburban road and you want to turn right (or left) into a side street. You indicate as you approach the side street and wait for the oncoming traffic to clear before you turn and now you also have to make sure that there are not any pedestrians crossing the side street before you turn as well because they have right of way. The penalty for disobeying this new law will be $298 and 3 points lost or $397 and 4 points lost in a school zone. Next is a new law stating that it is now illegal to carry an animal on a motorbike, between the rider and the handlebars or in any other position that restricts the riders ability to control the bike. Penalty for this will again be the same as above. Finally it will become law for everyone to indicate left or right before entering a roundabout, depending on what they will be doing and then when they are to exit the roundabout they must indicate left to leave the roundabout. The penalty here will be a fi ne of $165 and loss of 2 demerit points. So, some new expectations of us, as drivers. Hopefully we all learn them before it costs us.

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There’s plenty to do around Lake Macquarie

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he warmer weather is a great excuse to get out and about in Lake Macquarie. The Council hosts a wide range of programs across the city that provide a great opportunity to get involved in your local community. Let’s start with your local library – it’s true what they say – these places are defi nitely more than books. From craft, chess and poetry, to current affairs or even writing your memoir, Lake Macquarie City Library offers opportunities for you to share common interests with your fellow residents. I know many people in the community are interested in researching their family history, but aren’t sure where to start. Introductory courses at many branches will help you begin this fascinating journey. If you have or care for kids or grandkids, our ‘Books and Babies’, ‘Read and Rhyme Time’ and ‘Storytime’ sessions are a great way to introduce a love of reading to the younger generation. For all library program and event

details, go to library.lakemac.com.au. If gardening or caring for the environment is more your thing, then think about signing up to Council’s ‘Backyard Habitat for Wildlife’ program. Whether you live in a house, unit, or apartment, this free program provides an opportunity for residents to assist wildlife to survive in their local area. Details at www.lakemac. com.au/backyard-habitat-for-wildlife. On a broader level, Council’s ‘Sustainable Neighbourhoods Program’ supports communities to plan and make changes to reduce their ecological footprint, protect the natural environment, and increase wellbeing and pride in their local area. To join an existing group or start a new group, go to www.lakemac. com.au/environment/sustainableneighbourhoods/get-involved. Finally, a big thank you for your well wishes following my recent unexpected hospital stay. I am recovering well and looking forward to being back to full capacity over the next couple of weeks.

Coup for Council: Lake Mac named best in State

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ake Macquarie City Council has been awarded NSW Council of the Year by the NSW Local Government and Shires Association. General Manager, Brian Bell, said Council was delighted with the achievement. “Over the last year, Lake Macquarie has truly emerged as a confident, selfsufficient city with its future in its own hands,” Mr Bell said.

“We have pride in our own identity, we are taking steps to rejuvenate our towns, we are improving our infrastructure and amenities and we are ensuring the sustainability of our region.” Some of the initiatives that contributed to the award include the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground, the launch of a new tourism campaign for the area and the completion of 17 projects to improve water quality.

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Attempted murder charges Hunter men arrested and charged over the July shooting of a bikie boss ELLY GLENDENNING

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wo Hunter men were arrested and charged last week with the alleged attempted murder of the president of the Maitland Gladiator Motorcycle gang, bringing to a close a three-month police investigation. Grant Welsh, 35, and Andrew

Pickering, 40, were arrested last Wednesday following police raids on Ashtonfield homes and a Rutherford business. They were later charged with attempted murder. Strike Force Nevarda, a speciallyformed taskforce of Detectives from Central Hunter and Hunter Valley Local Area Commands, had been investigating the matter since July. It is alleged that Frank Van Der

Kroft, 56, was riding on Wine Country Drive, North Rothbury on July 22 when he was shot several times in the back and subsequently taken to Cessnock Hospital where he underwent surgery. On the day of their arrests, Mr Welsh appeared in Cessnock Local Court while Mr Pickering presented at Raymond Terrace Local Court. Neither entered a plea and both were refused bail. Mr Welsh and Mr Pickering are reported to have once had key roles in the Maitland and Gunnedah chapters of

the Gladiators. Detectives from the taskforce have searched several Hunter premises and seized fi rearms, ammunition and explosives. Police reportedly seized a loaded shotgun from Mr Welsh’s home and a loaded handgun at Mr Pickering’s address. Both cases have been adjourned to Newcastle Local Court, with Mr Welsh due to appear on October 31 and Mr Pickering on December 19.

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n an Australian fi rst, researchers from the University of Newcastle will implement a program in drug and alcohol treatment centres across three States to address patients’ smoking addictions. Associate Professor, Billie Bonevski, will lead the research in association with the Cancer Council NSW, supported by two grants totalling $1.54 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). “Currently, patients of treatment centres continue smoking while receiving treatment for drug and alcohol problems,” Associate Professor Bonevski said. “However, international research shows they are more likely to die of tobaccorelated disease than drug and alcoholrelated illness. We want to change the care provision in drug and alcohol centres so that smoking is also addressed in patients’ treatment plans. “Our four-year project will allow us to

work with 30 drug and alcohol treatment centres in NSW, QLD and VIC to design, implement and evaluate the program.” The University of Newcastle has attracted $12.4 million in research funding from the NHMRC, announced last week by the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Mike Calford said the funding recognised the University’s long-standing reputation for leadership in health and medical research. “I am particularly pleased to see projects funded in the areas of population health and reproductive science, where the University of Newcastle is globally recognised for research excellence,” he said. “These projects will deliver muchneeded outcomes for Australia to address mental health, wellbeing, addictions, chronic disease, asthma and the complex field of reproductive science.”

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aratah resident, Les Osmond, has been recognised for 47 years of voluntary service with St John Ambulance NSW, receiving his Seventh Bar to the Service Medal of the Order. Mr Osmond was one of eleven Newcastle volunteers recognised at the NSW St John Ambulance Australia Annual Awards Ceremony on October 6. The Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir, presented the awards. “We have all been inspired by these outstanding stories of superb Australians who have saved lives, supported lives, contributed so much; it is the beauty of the people of our land,” Professor Bashir

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Dressing for the occasion University of Newcastle students don school uniforms to raise funds AMELIA PARROTT

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t fi rst glance, you might think the University of Newcastle has introduced uniforms, but for four social work students the decision to don a dress is purely based on charity. Second year social work students, Nickie Shergold, Melissa Petruccelli, Ali Duncan and Kynan Cliff, have worn school uniforms to university, work and even music festivals over the past two weeks as part of Do It In A Dress, an initiative which aims to give girls in Sierra Leone in West Africa an education. Miss Shergold said she had always had a heart for Africa. “I have quite a passion for Africa...I was there in January working in an orphanage so when I heard about [Do It In A Dress] I was like, ‘Let’s do it!’

“The stats on the website say that if a young girl is able to go to school, her income will increase over time at a staggering rate but if she doesn’t, she will most likely have to sell her body to survive.” After trumpeting the cause to her peers, Miss Petruccelli, Miss Duncan and Mr Cliff decided to wear dresses alongside Miss Shergold and host a fundraising lunch. Mr Cliff has been particularly strong in his support for the initiative, choosing to wear his dress to work and even to the recent Gentlemen of the Road concert at Dungog. Mr Cliff said the decision to wear a dress was an easy one. “Heaps of donations have come from just running into people walking down Darby Street, or walking around the festival or at Marketown and them asking about the dress,” he said. “Even if people can’t donate or don’t

want to, there’s been a lot of people taking photos and having conversations about it. “People get a bit sick of hearing about poverty in Africa but if there is something happening in their local community,

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tzi the Iceman has more than fifty tattoos. Discovered in 1991, after being frozen for around 5,300 years, Otzi is the earliest evidence of tattoos in existence. His tattoos are believed to be the result of an ancient pain relief method. Tattoos later became a declaration of cultural identity, as marks of war heroics, criminality and even aristocracy. Jeff Laurie from Tribal Urge Tattoo Studio on Hunter Street finds some people now get tattoos to “out-tattoo the next person”. Mr Laurie has been tattooing since 1986 and believes the industry has changed significantly during his time. “When I started it was all a big secret [and] you couldn’t get supplies or information,” Mr Laurie said.

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Now, while correct equipment still costs hundreds of dollars, amateurs can buy a $60 kit on eBay. New hygiene standards require everything to be sterilized before use; a far cry from thirty years ago. “When I was getting in, it was oldschool,” Mr Laurie said. “They used the same ink, stencils, and needles [on multiple people].” Mr Laurie and Tribal Urge now pride themselves on their hygiene practices and only employ people with similar standards, such as body modifier and piercer, Brendan Russell. Mr Russell takes great care when performing scarification, piercing, heavy modifications and suspension. Mr Laurie encourages people to “think before you ink”. His team often has to advise people of suitable tattoos. They are also very cautious about tattooing hands, faces and necks. “The proliferation of tattoo removal studios is testament to many bad choices of design and artist,” Mr Laurie said.

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steoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’. It’s a disease that occurs when our bones lose minerals – principally calcium – and the body can’t replace these minerals fast enough to keep the bones healthy. The bones become fragile and brittle. They break and crack more easily. All bones are at risk, but the most common fractures occur in the spine, the hip and the wrist. Lifestyle and genetic factors have a role in determining bone density and strength. We can’t do much about choosing our parents, but there are other simple self-care strategies we can undertake. Chiefly these strategies involve calcium, Vitamin D and exercise. Also, there are a number of risk factors for osteoporosis, many of which we can minimise or manage. These are listed on the new fact card

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titled Osteoporosis which is available from all pharmacies providing the Pharmaceutical Society’s Self Care health information. (Log on to the website www.psa.org.au or phone 1300 369 772 to fi nd the nearest location.) Certain medical conditions and certain medicines are associated with bone loss and an increased risk of fracture. Long-term use of what is known as corticosteroid treatment (that is cortisone-like medicines) can be a problem. Extra calcium and vitamin D may be necessary. The need for vitamin D to ensure adequate calcium absorption is well recognised; and our best source of vitamin D is sunlight. Most Australians achieve adequate vitamin D through the sun exposure they receive during typical day-to-day outdoor activities (so the need for vitamin D is no excuse for sunbaking!).

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here is nothing stronger than the bond between mother and child. Nine months in the womb creates an extremely special connection. Research has shown when it comes to mums and sons, that connection is closer than you may think! What I didn’t realise while pregnant with my son was that some of his DNA was being passed on to me! It’s incredible to think I’m actually living each day with a part of him lodged deep within my brain. A recent study shows that the male DNA left over from pregnancy can remain in a woman’s brain for her whole life. How this comes to be is still unclear but scientists are continuing their research in this area. In the mean time, as I have my own gorgeous little boy, I was intrigued by the idea and wanted to fi nd out more. Th is whole concept truly does put a new spin on the notion of ‘baby brain’!

The research suggests that having additional male DNA in your brain may actually benefit your health. Th is new DNA has been proven to help repair tissue, boost our immune system, and even alter how we think. Scientists are still trying to fi nd out whether this new DNA could prevent women from getting Alzheimer’s and certain types of brain diseases. What is particularly interesting is that women with boys may think differently to others who haven’t given birth to a son. Another surprising fi nd was that not only does this DNA transfer occur between son and mum, but if the baby boy has a twin sister, she too receives some of his DNA. Reflecting on all of this has put a new spin on the old ‘Mothers and their Sons’ adage and it makes me laugh – it could be suggested that my son actually has a hold over me that I wasn’t even aware of. God help all of us out there with sons! If you’re interested in reading more, search for the topic on http://news. sciencemag.org.

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Mercury Retrograde In Sagittarius Opposes Jupiter In Gemini; Nov 7th - Nov 27th

ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

Mercury Retrograde is likely to cause everything at work to come to a dead stop and opportunities for advancement will now be delayed. Letters, emails, phone calls and professional contacts are either mistimed or full of evasion. Old irritating health concerns may return and problems with day to day household duties will arise. Take steps to look after your energy, catch up on lost sleep and be careful at work as mistakes are likely.

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APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

When Mercury goes retrograde, the outlook is generally disrupted. Your areas of concern are romance, children and creativity. Love and romance are all very well but the practicalities of your relationship needs to be looked at. You may decide that you need to save up a bit more money before you can splurge on the kind of things you want. Misunderstandings are likely between yourself and your loved ones.

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MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

Your ruling planet Mercury is on a retrograde course until the 27th and the circumstances that are occurring in your home and love life are so muddled at the moment that you may feel temporarily overwhelmed. Though your mood is rather carefree, the same can’t be said for either your partner or your family in general. You will feel totally out of place as though you don’t connect with anyone in your circle and will need to make a real effort to remain positive.

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Work of all kinds could prove frustrating during the next three weeks, especially if you are engaged in a long and detailed task. There will also be problematic issues to do with cars and public transport, therefore before you set out on your journey check that your petrol tank is full and be certain to allow extra time. Computers may get viruses and all electrical equipment will be acting strangely, it may be necessary to call in professional tradespeople.

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JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

You need to prepare for some unexpected expenses during the next few weeks and it is going to be imperative that you get a grip on your money situation. You may have been spending too much on those plastic cards and now is the time to get your fi nances into order. Communications with your lover are going to be difficult as you may try to sort out a number of practical or fi nancial problems with him or her.

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Mercury retrograde is in a negative position with Jupiter creating a very tense outlook and putting your nerves on edge and a lot of intense feelings that will come bubbling to the surface. If you’re wise, you’ll avoid challenges and indulge in some relaxation. Remember to use patience when dealing with others as relationship difficulties will erupt into a furious quarrel if you don’t exercise self-control!

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There will be a number of issues that you will need to sort out in regards to certain friendships in your life. Be very careful of allowing misunderstandings to mar a perfectly good association. If somebody does something or says something you don’t understand, ask them to explain themselves rather than just reacting to their behaviour. You’re going to be terribly restless and will need to get away from routine.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

You will have the strongest desire to achieve a long-held ambition, but if you are truly realistic in your assessment, you’d know that this is not the right time to attempt it. When it comes to dealing with difficult issues in your career, you must use a measure of tact and diplomacy in order to get what you want out of others. Th is is the ideal time to go back over your old skills and to fi nd a new outlet for them.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Mercury is retrograde in your sign, making you feel confused and unable to concentrate properly and likely to make errors of all kinds so it is important to double check all paperwork or important tasks at work before submitting them. Be certain to read the small print of all legal documents before signing them. Complications, delays and hold-ups are likely so be patient, especially when dealing with computers, electronic equipment or driving.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Your fi nancial affairs have reached a point where you have to make a decision. Do you carry on in the old rather dreary ways of making and spending your cash or will you look at the realities and make sensible decisions. Take a great deal of care when dealing with important or official paperwork issues, as your concentration may lapse, be certain to read everything twice before signing. You are also likely to be feeling tired and in need of extra rest.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

A lot of old issues are going to be raising their heads in your personal relationships. However, you must be careful not to overreact to what other people say or do, without fi rst thinking about the long-term outcome of your actions. People you haven’t seen for ages will suddenly reappear in your life. You will also fi nd yourself watching old romantic movies that you haven’t indulged in for some time.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

The planets are encouraging you to focus on your work, health and duties. You must take steps to look after your energy, so go on a diet, catch up on lost sleep and put a stop to all those bad habits. Jobs that you’ve been meaning to do for ages can now be dealt with and put behind you. Be careful at work, as stupid mistakes are likely through carelessness. Also household items may need to be repaired!

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new exhibition showcasing some of the best in Newcastle graphic design is on now at the Suspension Cafe in Hamilton. The show features the 28 fi nalists of the fi rst The Olive Tree Market Christmas Market Poster Competition, run to highlight the popular Christmas market. “Our Christmas Market is always our biggest market of the year,” said

organiser, Justine Gaudry. “It’s a celebration of the Olive Tree Makers and the creativity behind their unique work as well as the importance of having a major community event that allows Novocastrians to support local artists and designers by buying handmade during the festive season. “To grow this concept we decided that a yearly poster competition and exhibition would be a fantastic

opportunity to ask artists and designers to create an exciting new art work.” Ms Gaudry said the market organisers have had a “great response” for the fi rst year of the competition with a strong variety of designs submitted. The winner will be announced on Monday, November 5 and the winning designer will receive $300 plus a $200 Gift Voucher from Eckersleys Art Supplies as well as having their poster

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used to promote the Olive Tree Market Christmas Market. There will also be a People’s Choice Award where visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite poster as well as being able to vote on the market’s blog and facebook page. The Olive Tree Market Poster Competition is currently showing at Suspension Cafe, 3 Beaumont St Islington, until November 19.

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here are really only three ways to increase your sales. The fi rst is to increase the dollar value of each purchase transaction. Sounds simple, but everyone know you cannot just put up your prices without a compelling reason. Certainly your competitors will keep you honest in this regard as your customers will soon leave you for the better deal elsewhere. The best way to increase prices is to provide a better deal, whether that is better quality, better service or better turnaround times. When you value add to any transaction, the price gradually becomes less important to your clients. Try and avoid becoming a commodity supplier where the chase for lowest prices is a race to the bottom. The second way to increase sales is increase the number of fi rst time customers. Focus your efforts on those prospects most likely to become customers. Do they fit the profi le of your existing customers? Do they have the

ability and the authority to make the purchasing decision? Have they made similar purchases already elsewhere? If the answer is yes, spend some time on the relationship fi rst and the sales will follow. Above and below the line advertising strategies with a targeted media plan can help you reach new prospects, cost effectively. The third way to increase sales is to increase the number of times each customer buys from you. Repeat sales are the lifeblood of any business. Existing customers are some of the most likely prospects to buy from you again. You can create customer loyalty by being focused on meeting their needs. Expand your product or service range to open up new opportunities to do business. Create a loyalty program, with rewards and discounts for repeat purchases. Mining your customer database and utilising CRM software can greatly improve the effectiveness of staying in touch with clients on a regular and meaningful basis.

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

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sychadelic Pillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, country rock warbler Neil Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 35th album and his second this year since reuniting with his longâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;time band, Crazy Horse, is an absolute doozy that, without any hint of hyperbole, deserves to sit alongside the likes of such classic Young sets as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Zumaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;On The Beachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. As soon as you press play, you immediately know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Crazy Horse record with the opener â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Drifitnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Backâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a sprawling 27-minute behemoth that starts off as a nice and subtle acoustic number before Crazy Horse (Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ponchoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sampedero) inject themselves into proceedings, lurching the song forward with their trademarked rock and roll power and rehearsed sloppiness. Other standouts include the autobiographical tracks â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Born in Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the dirty rocker â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Twisted Roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Psychedelic Pill is a fantastic album and a must for fans who may have written Shakey off after some less-than-stellar previous outings including â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Americanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Greendaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

f youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a fan of the original Three Stooges, whose 190 short films (of the 220 films in total!) made for Columbia between 1934 and 1959 became genre-defining slapstick classics, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably want to avoid this rather flaccid Farrelly brothers (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Something About Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Me, Myself and Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) reboot like the plague. If, however, you have a child aged between 12 and 14 who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the slightest inkling of the Stoogesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cultural significance, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a hoot. This time around, we meet Larry, Curly and Moe as babies left on the doorstep of an orphanage. The trio grow up under the care of a group of long-suffering nuns, nyuk-nyuking their way through a series of knuckleheaded escapades. Predictably, the orphanage comes under financial threat and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the Stooges to head out into the world to save their home. Of course they become embroiled in a kooky murder plot, to boot. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Seinfeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; writer and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Curb Your Enthusiasmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; star Larry David does provide some chuckles as Sister Mary Mengele.

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ife is pretty sweet for Brissy four piece, The Oceanics. Given the band has only been the Oceanics since 2010, it’s a pretty solid testament to their seemingly boundless energy that they would have already released two EPs, ‘Get Friendly, Mistress Maybe’ and ‘Bright People’. Not ones to rest on their laurels, The Oceanics have just released a freshly minted new single ‘The City’ and if it doesn’t have feelgood hit of the summer written all over it, them I’m not here. In support of the single, the band are smack band in the middle of a national tour that will bring them to Newcastle and frontman and lead chest hair (yes, it does actually say that on their Facebook page) Elliott Weston said the tour couldn’t be going more swimmingly. “Everything is going brilliantly – couldn’t be going better” he told TE. “Our first show in Brisbane was great, Melbourne was awesome and Byron Bay was an absolute blast probably one of the best nights on the tour so far, although we haven’t been to Newcastle yet, so we’ll see.” Coming well and truly from the pointy end of nouveau Brit-Pop of bands like Bloc Party, the Oceanics latest single ‘The City’ bristles with an infectious pop intensity that belies the bands age and Weston said that while the previous EP was a strong release, the new single represents a new phase for the burgeoning band.

“Looking back on ‘Bright People’, we’ve got no regrets with it at all – while there’s probably no real huge standout tracks on it, it’s a really strong group of songs,” he said. “Now we’re really concentrating on our songwriting – we’ve set ourselves a deadline of maybe around 2 or 3 songs per month with the aim of getting a long player out there at sometime later in the new year.” For now though, it’s all systems go for The Oceanics, along with the odd quashing of rumours here and there. “There was this strange rumour going around about us that we were a really sleazy bunch of guys, but we’re really not. Or maybe we should just go with it.” Catch the Oceanics when they play at The Great Northern on Friday, November 3.

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is an even harder task. “I recently bought a new car, well a new, second-hand car that was actually sold to me by a dear Newcastle buddy of mine’s niece and would you believe that the car is a Nissan Micra? Honestly, it’s the most ridiculously small car ever and every time I’m in it I can just feel everyone judging me,” she said. “Honestly, I really do feel sorry for the people who have to have to follow me on the F3.” Morris will, once again, be heading down the F3 to Newcastle for her latest show – aptly titled ‘No Judgement’, which she said would chronicle her journey to try and kick the judgement habit. “It’s really going to be me going into lurid detail about all the times I’ve judged and when I’ve been judged for things like, maybe my not-quite ideal parenting style,” she laughed. Morris, who first came to our attention on the sketch comedy show Full Frontal before heading over to the UK, returned to Australia in 2007. Since coming back, while still keeping true to her comedy roots, Morris has also re-invented herself as a reality TV star, winning the inaugural seasons of singing contest ‘It Takes Two’ and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. “The whole reason I moved to the UK in the first place was I was so disgusted with reality TV – I had a real problem with it,” she said. “But, by the tenth year, I started thinking, ‘This shit ain’t going away’ so, when I came back to Australia, I was asked to do Dancing With the Stars and I said ‘no way’ as I’m not the best dancer, but when I was asked to do It Takes Two, as a card-carrying member of the Gosford Musical Society, I jumped at the

chance.” Morris, never one to paint herself into a corner, has also wowed audiences in her first dramatic role as Gemma in the surprise hit, ‘House Husbands’, which has just been picked up for a second season. “I genuinely can’t believe my luck,” she said. “I mean, this time last year I was attending drama school. I remember when I saw the script I thought, ‘Who wrote this?’ I initially said that I would like a small walk-on role which I auditioned for and I got the call asking if I’d consider committing to six months of filming. I mean, wow.” Morris, who stars opposite perennial Aussie TV hunk Gary Sweet, said now that she’s well and truly in the show, she is starting to exert her influence on the show’s writers. “I keep trying to convince them to write more kissing scenes with me and Gary,” she said. “He’s such a lovely guy – although my husband was a bit iffy with me playing Gary’s wife onscreen, but at the end of a day’s filming, I’d come home feeling a little, shall we say, amorous, so now he’s kind of appreciative of him. Gary Sweet has become my marital fluffer.” Catch Julia Morris when she performs at Lizotte’s Lambton on Thursday, November 8.

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nyone that proclaims the death of vinyl in favour of intangible bits of data pumped into our ears via MP3 players has obviously never been to the Newcastle Record and CD Fair. Now in it’s tenth year, the Fair is proof positive that there is still a lot of love for those big black discs of crackly gold. The Fair began life way back when at the Wickham Martial Arts Hall but soon outgrew its original digs - it’s now a twice-yearly event at the Uniting Church Hall in Beaumont Street, Hamilton that regularly draws more than 400 people. Organiser and resident Novocastrian vinyl nut Stan Sykes said he hoped the next Fair would be the biggest yet, breaking the 500-punter barrier. “The idea is that people coming through the door will be confronted with a hall full of vinyl to please the avid collector and music lover who just loves rummaging through the record and CD bargain bins,” he said. “Newcastle is becoming well-known for its selection of second-

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ewcastle muso Darren, one half-of the popular duo Wicked, has gone solo to entertain the masses. Aside from his work in Wicked, Darren has also made quite a bit of a name for himself as the founding lead guitarist in The Viper Creek Band whose debut single ‘Crazy Tonight’ picked up a considerable amount of interest throughout the country. His remarkable talent, combined with his unique style and nimble fingers, allows Darren to play virtually any style with ease. He has been part of the professional music scene for the past 17 years, as a performer and also as a sought-after session musician. This is one muso that has quite-rightly earned a reputation as being one of the slickest guitarists around. Catch Darren when he plays at Bar 121 on Friday, November 12.

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here are certainly no feuds whenever Newcastle outfit The Capulets take to the stage - just pure, unadulterated grooves, moves and some killer tunes. This young, yet experienced, fivepiece will have you out of your seat in no time, thanks to an infectious stage presence and note-perfect delivery. This is one band that prides itself on making sure that the audience is kept well and truly involved in proceedings and are having a great time. So, if you have an itch for some classics, or maybe a hankering for some new hotness, The Capulets can definitely satiate your thirst. Their formidable set list includes the likes of Guns ‘n’ Roses, MGMT, The Killers, Outkast, Michael Jackson, John Mayer and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Capulets will be busting out their tunes and doing their thing at Belmont 16s this Saturday, November 3. Don’t miss it!

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asmanian bluegrass outfit, The Pigs, are in hog heaven. After wowing the audience and judges alike with their infectious brand of hootenanny-ness on the national talent quest ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, the band are riding high on the crest of their brilliantly self-effacing second long player ‘The Great Bluegrass Swindle’. “All of us Pigs are supremely impressed with this fine collection of Pigs tracks and instant classics,” singer, T-Bone Pig, told TE. The album, which is a seamless mix of Pigs originals including the likes of ‘Poor Emily’ and ‘Adrian Married A Megaspunk’ and unique interpretations of such international chartbusters as LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem, Kanye West’s ‘Gold Digger’ and the Depeche Mode classic ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, T-Bone said that choosing the songs to be given the Pigs treatment wasn’t as problematic as you might imagine. “We spent about 12 months writing all of the Pigs originals for the album and then we headed to Sydney to record it over ten banjo-filled days in June – we had a blast,” he said. “In terms of picking the songs we wanted to cover, it was actually quite easy because we just looked at those songs that could do with a bit of improvement and, let’s face it, everything sounds better when played on a banjo – it’s just a fact.”

The Pigs were put well and truly on the musical map earlier this year when they wowed both the judges and audience on Australia’s Got Talent with an uproarious rendition of the Beyonce charttopper ‘Single Ladies’. Even the ‘hanging judge’ Kyle Sandilands was full of praise for the boys. “Yeah, I didn’t like it. I loved it, loved it, loved it,” he proclaimed and T-Bone said the band had no idea that they would elicit such a response. “It was fantastic,” he said. “We really had no idea that we were going to do so well – I was really only there for that Dannii Minogue and I was getting some pretty positive signals from her, too, which was nice.” While they seem to have only sprung up from the pigpen, The Pigs have been plying their infectious trade both here and overseas for the past six years. In 2010, the band headed over to Europe for shows in Germany and Denmark and T-Bone said while the European audience may’ve been a bit unsure about these four blokes from the Antipodes, they soon warmed to their sound. “I’d say, initially, they were shocked, then there was a bit of disgust and then they tended to warm to us, so after we’ve toured the album a bit here, we’re looking at heading back over next year as well as looking to getting over to the US, to the home of bluegrass and give them a taste of our Aussie flavours.” Check out The Pigs when they play at Newcastle Leagues Club on Friday, November 16.

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variety of musical gadgets to bring each show to life in a way you have never seen or heard before. TwinSanity have made it their business to be as versatile as possible. It all depends on what you want. With one heck of a formidable repertoire, TwinSanity can satisfy even the most jaded punter and leave them feeling like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been well and truly entertained. Anyone that has seen these guys can attest to their ability to wow a crowd. Catch Twinsanity when they blow your socks off at the Prince Of Wales Hotel on Tuesday, November 6.

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hen it comes to the Newcastle covers scene, few do it as well as Hornet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as US audiences are

finding out. The band is currently stateside on a bit of a whirlwind trip and front man Ty Penshorn said it was definitely an exciting time for the band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re booked to perform at a Real Estate Foundation function at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, Canada,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were spotted by an events organiser who thought we would be the perfect act for the night. We end up in Las Vegas and have also managed to organise a stint at the House of Blues, Mandalay bay Casino.â&#x20AC;? For the uninitiated, Hornet rose from the ashes of late â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s pop-rockers and regular fixture on the Newcastle gig scene, Little Hornet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We experienced a bit of a line-up change around the year 2000 and the current line-up has been together ever since,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During our time, the band experienced top-ten single releases and sold in excess of 10,000 units - fun times for anyone who can remember when the King Street Hotel was called The Castle.â&#x20AC;? After touching down in Australia, with barely time to scratch

themselves, Hornet will be performing a special Melbourne Cup show at the Premier Hotel, and Penshorn promises it will be a typically accomplished an energetic affair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a tight outfit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the great thing about a band that stays together for so long is we end up knowing a lot more music together, so we gradually eliminate all the not-so-amazing tunes. Melbourne Cup shows are always a fun day and the Premier is great, so it should be an awesome day.â&#x20AC;? Aside from plugging away with Hornet, Penshorn is just about to release his debut solo single â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Money No Honeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The title speaks for itself,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bluesy/rock tune inspired by the Stones and Southern USA rock â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lots of guitars and classic sounds. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently in the final mixing stages and I plan to shoot a film clip as soon as we return from overseas.â&#x20AC;? So for a muso who has played more Newcastle gigs than heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had hot dinners, how has the scene changed over the years? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken a major step backwards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lately itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a struggle to find a venue with a stage, a band room and rider etc. I guess it will come back like most great things do. Rock and roll will never die.â&#x20AC;? Catch Hornet when they play at the Premier Hotel on Tuesday, November 6.

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ow, this is one Newcastle band that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d better (ahem) give a hoot about. When they released their â&#x20AC;&#x153;choppier than a butcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sideburnsâ&#x20AC;? debut single, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Go, Let It Goâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, The Owls pricked up quite a few ears across the country - via community radio and Triple J - for their engaging and highly original nod to Britpop. Their subsequent self-titled EP showed they were no one-trick ponies either, with touches of mellow country and even a splash of new-wave that demanded repeat listens thanks largely to some booming production and front man Josh Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature drawl. If The Owlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; latest single â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Better Off Deafâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, is anything to go by, then their second EP â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swamp Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, due out November 9, is going to be a doozy. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Better Off Deafâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is an effortlessly cool stoner rock number that lurches, thanks to a thumping rhythm track, powerfully from the swamp from whence it came. Once again the EP showcases The

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Owlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide variety of influences and ability to meld them into a genre all their own. The title track, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swamp Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, rocks with a reserved swagger while the closer â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Comprendeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a country-tinged acoustic number, featuring a southernstyled percussive background and airy three-part harmonies. When it came time to record â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swamp Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the band didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get too ahead of their burgeoning fame. After enlisting a big-name producer and laying down their next EP, The Owls realised this wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t their sound. So, they scrapped it and went back to basics. Adopting a nothing-to-lose approach, the band built their own studio from a modest tin shed, and mixed the EP in a humble bedroom. Encapsulating a gritty, dark and modestly sexy sound, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swamp Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; continues to carve The Owls into a genre unto itself. The boys are about to head out on an East Coast tour in support of the EP that will kick off at the Great Northern Hotel on Friday, November 9.

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then joined the highly successful and popular trio, Crimson Tide, for four years before moving onto Clockwork. In her latest project, she gathers all her invaluable experience from all these projects to combine with the powerhouse sound that is GenX, to deliver an earth-shattering performance night after night. Backing her up in Gen X are Kris Arendse on guitar, Zoran Illevski on bass and Juan Olivares on drums. Catch Gen X when they play at the Kent Hotel on Friday, November 2.

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undeniable lyrical and musical talent. While the album may be Doley’s first solo outing, that’s not to say he doesn’t bring quite a musical pedigree to the table. Doley’s musical career began, after being inspired by the likes of Otis Spann and Jerry Lee Lewis, along with his brother Clayton, playing lunchtime

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pub gigs at age thirteen. Fast forward a few years, Doley followed older brother Clayton to Sydney where he snared a gig with blues veterans, The Mighty Reapers, that, in turn, landed him a spot tickling the ivories for indie band Karma County on a world tour. Word of Doley’s prodigious talent soon spread and Jimmy Barnes snapped up the 20-year-old for his band before Doley hooked up with his brother, once again, to form the critically acclaimed outfit, The Hands. Since then, Doley added a few more notable names to his resume including the late, great Billy Thorpe. “He had become a real important part of my life along with his best mate Norman Sweeney. Billy really believed

in me and appreciated what I did. He would often say, ‘If only you were around in the 60s and 70s mate,’” he said. In 2007, Doley got a call from Bernard Fanning asking if he wanted to come play with Powderfinger. After working on Powderfinger’s swansong ‘Golden Rule’ and surviving the hectic Sunsets tour, Lachy hit the ground running - heading into the studio with some of Australia’s finest musos to create ‘Typically Individual Conforming Anti-Social’ - the album with the contradictory title that heralds the launch of the next phase of an already incredible career for Lachy Doley. Catch Lachy Doley when he plays at the Wickham Park Hotel on Sunday, November 4.

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nlike most musicians, who proclaim their latest album to be “the best thing they’ve ever done”, Kelly Joe Phelps sees his latest and ninth long player ‘Brother Sinner and the Whale’ as part of a much bigger picture. “I was talking to someone about the process of record making a few weeks ago and I came to the conclusion that none of my records ever felt like they were the ultimate expression of who I am as a person,” Phelps told TE down the line from his home in Portland, Oregon. “For me, it’s more about establishing a catalogue that, in the end, I hope would define me. It’s kind of a journalistic thing.” Anyone that has heard Kelly Joe Phelps knows that he’s responsible for some of the most evocative lap slide playing ever committed to tape - on both his own work and the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar. On his latest set, however, Phelps decided to ditch the lap slide in favour of the bottleneck slide on what he said was a starkly different record to his previous outing - the entirely instrumental ‘Western Bell’. He took his 12 tracks of

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redemptive gospel to veteran Canadian producer Steve Dawson who belted out the set in an impressive three days. “‘Brother Sinner’ is a really focused record,” he said. “It’s also a very thematic album in that it’s all gospel-based, which is kind of a reflection of what’s been going on outside in my personal life. “In terms of the playing, essentially it was about the different sounds you can get out of the bottleneck and the way it allows you to use your hands differently and I think the bottleneck fits the tone of the songs a lot more.” After is impending Newcastle visit, Phelps said he aims to continue his seemingly never-ending road trip (he’s booked more than 200 shows to promote ‘Brother Sinner’) and while his time on the road informs his writing, he does need to take time out to make sense of it all. “When you’re touring you lead this really fragmented life and the relationships you establish are really intense in that they can only last for short periods at a time,” he said. “Those experiences definitely inform the creativity, but it only comes out on paper when I’m at home. I need time to process everything.” Kelly Joe Phelps plays at Lizotte’s Lambton on Friday, November 2.

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area with breakfast bar and a separate lounge room and separate sunroom that overlooks Stony Creek. The property has an in-ground solar heated pool, a lock-up garage, garden shed, adjoining workshop and carport. For more information, phone Douglass Port Stephens Real Estate on 4984 1622 or listing agent Kevin Mason on 0419 645 862. Inspect: By appointment.

urrent buyers’ market conditions may be weakening as a result of continued Reserve Bank interest rates cuts, but before making the decision to become a home owner or trade up, consider all your options carefully and make sure you are doing the right thing – it may prove prudent to renovate. There is no doubt there are some great buying opportunities at the moment with low interest rates and steadying property prices, but for some, renovating may offer more benefits. A granny flat, extension, or updating the home to the way you have always dreamed may be more cost-effective and allow you to stay in the area you have come to love and appreciate. There are myriad reasons why the current home may no longer be meeting the needs of the home owner, including they need more space, their circumstances have changed or they just want a change of scenery. But whatever the reasons are, the ongoing uncertainty in domestic and international economies may make renovating more attractive, so my advice would be to weigh up the options, make a list of pro’s and con’s, and look at your future needs. The top things to consider are budget, location, time and space.

Budget: There are inherent costs associated with both options. Renovating is more susceptible to budget blowouts, but the hidden and add-on costs for buying a new home such as stamp duty, conveyancing and removalists can make it much more expensive. Location: Consider whether you want to continue living in the area, or is there somewhere else you would prefer to call home? Also, take the neighbours into account. Time: What time constraints do you have? Finding the right property that will suit all your current and future needs will take time, as will renovating. Often, house-hunters are required to compromise in some way, but the home renovator should be able to do exactly as they set out to do and have had approved by the relevant authorities. Space: Make sure there is enough room to make the improvements you want, if you are looking to renovate. If you are going to buy, consider whether you will need to make any further alteration, either now to ensure the new property can accommodate your current needs, or some time in the future to adopt for your changing circumstances. A very basic rule of thumb when renovating is to never spend more than 25 per cent of the value of your home.

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himself competing against much older competitors. “I didn’t know what to expect from the new category, the older guys had impressive skills that come with the strength of being 16, I was just so glad I could hold my own,” he said. Th is year was Pirona’s fi rst year competing in sports aerobics and her coach, Allira Bull, from Vivienne Lattimore studio, completed a local trifecta, winning the Senior Female Individual title. Leadbeatter said the contribution of local organisations was a key part of his and his fellow competitor’s winning performances. “There are so many people who contributed to this result, all local Novocastrians,” he said. “With the professionalism of our area, it really is no surprise that there are three Newcastle-based Sports Aerobics World champions.”

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with Josh Mitchell from the Newcastle Jets Melbourne Victory Coach, Ange Postecoglou, reckons this was the best his team has played. The Jets, on the other hand, feel that they still have a lot of improvement in them. You’d prefer to have the points from the 2-1 win, wouldn’t you? Defi nitely. Everyone wants to play well but points are the most important thing, especially early in the season, so we are happy to come away with that home win. Emile Heskey’s got everyone talking with four goals in four games. He’s getting write-ups in the English media and there was even one suggestion he be recalled to the English team. Obviously he has had an impact on players around him. I think he is obviously a big presence, a difficult guy for other teams to deal with and he’s a real predator. He’s made his living from scoring goals and you can see by the goals he’s scored that they’re not always outside the box or fancy goals; they are just ones where he is in the right spot. Players like that are invaluable. Mark Birighitti had an ignominious start to the season with his sending off. But after a man of the match performance against the Mariners a fortnight ago, he again starred with a string of saves

on Friday night. Are the new-look back four and he starting to get an understanding now? He had a fantastic game. After a sending off, it’s hard for a young player, their confidence can go downhill, but he’s training well and he’s showing that on the pitch on the weekend with a man of the match performance. Did your centre-back partner, Tiago, cop plenty of flack in the dressing room for his ‘cross’ for Archie Thompson’s goal? When you win and you get the points, you can have a laugh about those kinds of things. It was unfortunate and we had a good joke about it. Those things happen. He’ll probably cop some more this week. You head back to your old stomping ground, Perth, for the game against Glory on Saturday. What are you expecting from them and will you be able to pass on some inside info to your new team mates? I should be able to pass on some information to the boys and the coaching staff on some of the things they do, but they are a serious side. They’ve started the season well, dominated most games and were unlucky against Sydney. It’s always tough travelling, but if we go with the right attitude, we will make a good game of it.

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Sitting pretty: Win puts Jets on top of the table STEPHEN BISSET

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he Newcastle Jets have started to stake a claim as a force to be reckoned with in this year’s A-League competition after a thrilling 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory at Hunter Stadium on Friday night. Star import, Emile Heskey, proved he was worth his salt, knocking back a double that ensured the Jets picked up their third win on the trot and move to the top of the table. Unlike previous rounds, which saw the Jets come out fi ring, it was the Victory who had an early chance to go ahead inside the fi rst two minutes thanks to a well-placed shot from Marco Rojas that was thwarted by a fi ngertip save from Mark Birighitti. The fi rst real chance from the Jets came in the 25th minute when Ben Kantarovski was brought down just outside the box.

Jets players celebrate another victory

With the vocal “Zads Lads” supporters behind him, Ruben Zadkovich stepped up to take the free kick but sent it wide of the post. A stylish run from Adam Traore began a late fi rst half onslaught from the Victory in which Birighitti again made a crucial save with his foot to deny Socceroo, Archie Thompson. Despite a smattering of Victory chances, it was the Jets who almost took the lead at the half-time break after youngster Craig Goodwin layed the ball off to Heskey whose shot sailed over the crossbar. The breakthrough came in the 54th minute after newcomer, Josh Brillante, picked out a well-timed run from Heskey with an “on a string” cross which the former England international hammered home on his right boot. While the Victory almost levelled immediately after, the Jets doubled their lead just minutes later after a Jobe Wheelhouse corner was not cleared adequately and Heskey pulled off a bicycle kick to make it 2-0. Melbourne clawed one back in the 71st minute after a botched clearance from Tiago Calvano sent the ball back into the Jets penalty box, falling perfectly for a well-placed header from Archie Thompson. The Jets will hope to maintain their sterling start to the season when they take on Perth at nib Stadium on Saturday.

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Our latest world champ After taking out the World Triathlon Series, Aaron Royle is looking to Rio AMELIA PARROTT

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aryland resident, Aaron Royle, is the latest athlete to be added to Newcastle’s list of sporting world champions after taking out the grand fi nal of the ITU World Triathlon Series under 23 division in Auckland last weekend. Mr Royle fi nished three seconds ahead of Spaniard, Fernando Alarza, who placed second and four seconds ahead of Briton, Thomas Bishop, who came in third. The 22-year-old was well-positioned from the outset, putting in a stellar effort in the swim stage, fi nishing in 17 minutes and 26 seconds to emerge from the water in third place. After failing to score a position on the podium at the event last year, Mr Royle said

he was much better prepared for the race this time around. “I went into the race quietly confident that if I performed the way I did, I could win,” he said. “I had a much better race plan from my coach Jamie Turner and assistance from the NSW Institute of Sport this year. “I was also physically fitter and mentally stronger, I had the belief that I could win.” The win represents a significant step forward on the road to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and his ultimate goal, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Although, he did admit a lot could change in the lead up to these events. “By the time 2014 rolls around the results I got two years ago won’t mean much in qualifying but this performance has given me the confidence to say that I can compete consistently at the top level.”

Aaron Royle competing in New Zealand this year


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