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wo months of uncertainty for the family of Pip Manley ended last Friday, after dental records confirmed remains found earlier in the week belonged to the missing Bolwarra Heights man. Just 100 metres from where Mr Manley was last seen, officers searching scrubland on Belmore Road, Lorn on Wednesday found skeletal remains as well as clothing. Dental records later confirmed that the remains were that of Mr Manley. However, an autopsy conducted on Friday failed to determine the cause of death with a lack of bone fractures casting doubt over Mr Manley being the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Toxicology tests will now be conducted on tissue samples. The 21-year-old University of Newcastle student disappeared on November 21 when he failed to return home after being dropped at Telarah Train Station by his mother, Mary Manley. His father, Jonathon Manley, launched an appeal for information on January 6. “We were going to watch the Gabba test and have a steak together [the next day],” Mr Manley said at the time. However, it was not until close to three weeks after the plea that police obtained new information placing Mr Manley on Belmore Road at approximately 1am on November 22. Police were able to gain access to his Facebook account, and pieced together that he had left a friend’s home in Lorn, spoken to a woman and then

Grieving friends leave tributes for Pip Manley near where his body was discovered in Lorn last week continued the approximately two-kilometre walk home, a journey he frequently made. Acting on this information the search was launched at 8:30am on January 29, involving Polair, Police Divers, Marine Area Command, the Operational Support Group and the Dog Unit, with

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It was the story that turned out to not be a story, but whether or not Ian Thorpe has been in rehab, the issue of depression in our former sporting stars is worth looking at. There are some who would ask what he could possibly be depressed about. Millions of dollars in the bank, not having to knock out a 40-hour working week. Do whatever you want, whenever you want free of financial or time constraints. Personally, I know my family would be able to have a lot of fun and really enjoy ourselves for a while, but I can easily imagine getting to a point where I'd wonder what I was doing with my life from a creative point of view. When you look deeper into Thorpey's life, you can understand why he is struggling to make the transition to the next stage of his life. He went straight from a normal Sydney schoolboy to a world-famous star and it hasn't stopped since. The pressure of expectation was on him right from the start of his career and when it is all gone, it leaves a significant void. I'm sure many readers have experienced the same feelings after losing a job or having to give up an activity that has been a big part of their life. Last week, leading mental health organisation beyondblue commended Thorpey for speaking out about his issues. "It is a very brave move from Ian and I commend

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him for it,” beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell said. “Far too many people, and particularly men, never take action to get appropriate treatment for depression and can spend their whole lives battling it alone. “Also, far too many people self-medicate with alcohol, which may provide temporary relief, but can do enormous damage to a person’s wellbeing in the long run. Seeking support for depression takes guts and the first step is often the hardest, but most people make a full recovery once they receive the appropriate treatment." That final quote from Ms Carnell is so very important. Thankfully the message is starting to get through that depression is not something to be ashamed of and that it is not a sign of weakness to admit to be suffering from it. * The footy is back! The 2014 NRL season is rapidly approaching and Knights fans get their first chance to see the boys in action at Hunter Stadium this Saturday night against the First Nation Goannas, who feature the best non-elite Indigenous players along with former NRL stars David Peachey, Nathan Blacklock, Rod Jensen and Dennis Moran. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (www. ticketmaster.com.au) and start from $18 for adults and $8 for children. Family tickets start from $45. For full details and game times, check out www.newcastleknights.com.au

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92 Victory Parade, Toronto Lake Macquarie MP, Greg Piper punch perpetrators. “The creation of a new offence to deal with so-called one-punch assaults and the imposition of an eight-year mandatory minimum sentence for assaults occasioning death where the offender is affected by alcohol or drugs is unnecessary and extreme,” he said. “It is a knee-jerk reaction that may temporarily satisfy critics by superficially appearing to be a tough response but it will inevitably lead to young men languishing in jail when they should not be “Consider the situation of a young university student, with no history of crime or aggression, who is out for a few beers with his mates and is unwittingly dragged into an altercation by a drunken thug. It is possible for a clumsy attempt at self-defence to send his unsteady victim

Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell reeling backward towards the sharp edge of the bar, just missing the carpet, and hitting his head, causing an injury that leads to death. Will that young person – typically a young male – come out of jail a better person?” Liberal Member for Charlestown, Andrew Cornwell said the legislative changes were serious but necessary to influence community behaviour. “This legislation is about driving cultural change and breaking down some of the macho stereotypes that, unfortunately, have become ingrained in out society and form part of the perception of young men and women, in particular, about inappropriate behaviour,” he said. “It reflects poorly on us as a society as we need to go down the road of mandatory sentencing. Unfortunately, it is necessary."

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aws covering Newcastle-style lockouts in Sydney are set to come into effect by April after the State Government hurried its alcohol reform package through parliament last week. While the laws covering mandatory sentencing for alcohol-fuelled violence ending in a fatality commenced last weekend, the Liquor Amendment Bill 2014 has a later date for implementation. 1:30am lockouts and 3am last drinks were part of the package of reforms aimed at curbing drug and alcohol-related violence. The package also includes a new statewide 10pm closing time for bottle shops and liquor stores, increased fines for offensive language, offensive, drunk and disorderly behaviour, increased sentences for the supply and possession of steroids and the introduction of a mandatory eight-year jail sentence for one-punch assaults. Addressing parliament last Thursday, Independent Lake Macquarie MP, Greg Piper said while he was overall supportive of the Premier’s decision to crack down on alcohol-related violence across the State, he could not support mandatory minimum sentencing for intoxicated one-

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ewcastle home owners could be paying an additional $36.12 in rates next financial year as Newcastle City Council prepares to take its application for a rate increase of 1.1 per cent above the State Government approved rate of 2.35 per cent to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). Last month, council resolved to seek a one-off increase above the rate cap for 2014/15 from the regulator. Council’s general manager, Ken Gouldthorp said the increase is necessary to ensure the financial recovery of the city. “We have significantly reduced staff numbers, reviewed the timing and priority of capital projects, developed revenue generation options (other than rates) and are controlling our debt,” he said in a statement. “The 2.35 per cent rate cap announced by IPART for 2014/15 is the lowest cap on record, and with costs increasing well in excess of this amount, Council’s financial position will decline further if we do not act immediately. Mr Gouldthorp said if approved the average Newcastle rate payer would pay

an additional $36.12 a year, or 70 cents per week. The average business will pay an additional $228.88 a year. Newcastle rate payers are encouraged to have their say on the proposed 1.1 per cent rate increase by emailing mail@ncc. nsw.gov.au or in writing to The General Manager, 5082 Rate Application 2014, The City of Newcastle, PO Box 489, Newcastle, NSW, 2300. A summary of all community feedback will be included in Council’s application to IPART, who will make the final decision about the proposed rate increase. Feedback must be submitted by close of business on Wednesday, February 12.

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Graffitied messages at the site of a proposed development at Whitebridge Inset: Traffic congestion on nearby Lonus Avenue, Whitebridge Inset Photo: Facebook was scaled back significantly as a consequence,” he said. “The developer’s own mine subsidence study suggests potential mine subsidence for the development site at Whitebridge could be greater than that of the Kahibah site in all aspects.” WCA spokesperson, Sean Brown believed it was important for residents

living close to the site to have their say. “This infill development could be an asset to Whitebridge if it is integrated properly and is scaled back to mitigate the unreasonable impact it would have on this area,” he said. “With proper consultation, correct sizing, good planning and design this could happen.” To view the proposed development

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ocal residents are encouraged to have their say on a proposed development that could see 87 units constructed on a 2.2 hectare block between Dudley Road and Kopa Street at Whitebridge. Members of the Whitebridge Community Alliance (WCA) met at the site of the proposed development on Saturday to update residents as they prepare to make a formal submission to the general manager of Lake Macquarie City Council opposing the development. The WCA believed the block is being overdeveloped and that an estimated additional 166 cars would create further congestion on already busy Lonus Avenue and traffic hazards around nearby schools and shops. Last December, Lake Macquarie City Council resolved to write a letter to the Joint Regional Planning Panel opposing the development on the grounds of density, drainage issues, social implications and stress of public amenities. WCA member, Troy Gore was worried by the potential for mine subsidence on the site. “The same three mined coal seams run under this site as at a Kahibah site, which

visit www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/364483. Residents opposed to the development are encouraged to sign the WCA’s online petition by visiting the Whitebridge Community Alliance Facebook page or searching for Whitebridge Community Alliance at www.change.org. Submissions are open until February 12.

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Butler delivers climate sermon Shadow Minister stands firm on Labor's policy during visit to Newcastle

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hadow Minister for Climate Change, Mark Butler visited Newcastle on Saturday, handing down the Labor Party’s climate change vision and discuss the local impacts of global warming at a public forum at the Wesley-on-Beaumont Uniting Church. Mr Butler said the Party was under mounting pressure from corporations and media to drop its climate change policy, but maintained that Labor would be standing firm on the issue. “There has to be a legal cap on carbon and a set of policies in place to drive the renewable energy sector,” he said. “You can’t just sit back and hope [change] will happen.” When questioned by disenfranchised Labor voters, Mr Butler was forced to admit that Labor’s handling of the climate change debate in the lead up to last year’s election was flawed. “This was a torrid debate and Labor lost the fight of the politics at the last election. “Abbott dragged us into a debate where we were forced to talk in dollar terms not in terms of the environment.” “Four years of toxic debate has turned

Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Mark Butler, delivers the Labor Party’s position on climate change at Wesley-on-Beaumont on Saturday

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discussion off – we need to turn it on again.” Dr Phil Ireland, a PhD in climate change adaptation and NSW convenor of Labor Environmental Action Network (LEAN) believed the Hunter region was already experiencing the effects of climate change in the form of sea level rise in areas of Lake Macquarie, storm surges, and in viticulture in the Hunter Valley. “Flora and fauna in the region exist within a temperature threshold,” he explained. “Vineyards are facing significant challenges. “Just a few days in a row over 40 degrees can have an enormous impact on the harvest.” Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, said it was important that Newcastle planned ahead to offset the impacts of climate change. “We have got a challenge locally when it comes to planning for a clean energy future with the Hunter’s connection to the coal industry,” she said. “We need to have platforms in place to enable discussion about a low carbon future as part of our city planning. “Solid Labor investments like the CSIRO Energy Centre and the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources are part of this plan.”

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igh school students will be able to access world-class musical tuition at no cost from this month thanks to a new program launching at Christ Church Cathedral. Open to students aged 15 to 18, the Youth Chorale will give teens access to the Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life program, which allows students to develop aural and listening skills, learn to read music and build confidence in performing live. “It’s not just about learning to sing,” Christ Church Cathedral choir director, Peter Guy told The Post. “It’s about trying to encourage smart musicians…and enjoying music in what I think is one of the greatest places on earth to sing.” Mr Guy said the Youth Chorale would also help bridge the gap between the cathedral’s junior choir, the St Nicholas Choir and the Cathedral Choir, the cathedral’s senior vocal group. 18-year-old, Marjorie Butcher has been a member of the junior and senior choirs and believes they have helped her in her schooling. “Learning to sing in harmony, read

music by sight and listen well has helped me with my school music studies,” she said. “I have made wonderful friends in the choir and we have a lot of fun. “We’ve sung with travelling choirs and met visitors to the cathedral from all over the world, which makes it really interesting.” The Youth Choral will rehearse for an hour and a half each Thursday night from February 6 and perform at a service at Christ Church Cathedral each month. Mr Guy stressed that new members are more than welcome to join the choir after Thursday, February 6. For more information about the Youth Chorale visit the Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle Facebook page.

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Former Defence Force Chief, Peter Cosgrove has been named as Australia’s next Governor-General. Making the announcement last Tuesday, Prime Minister, Tony Abbott said he could not think of a finer Australian to replace the outgoing, Quentin Bryce in the role. “General Cosgrove is a remarkable Australian who served with distinction until his retirement as the Chief of the

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Resources available to help protect yourself against scammers The Little Black Book of Scams, published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), and ‘Do Not Knock’ stickers are resources consumers can use to protect themselves against scams and both are available from Ms Hall’s electoral office in Macquarie Street, Belmont. The Little Black Book of Scams can also be downloaded online at www.accc.gov.au. You can sign up for email alerts on new scams targeting consumers and small businesses at www.scamwatch.gov.au or if you suspect a scam, report it to the SCAMwatch Infocentre on 1300 795 995.

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than $477,836 from the proceeds of a property sale. State Minister for Finance and Services, Andrew Constance said the ORS is holding more than 289,000 items of unclaimed money and urged the public to get online and find out if any of the missing items belong to them. “One woman recently searched the ORS website and was paid just over $108,000 after she found 11 forgotten share dividends,” he said. “Another woman was reunited with a forgotten deposit paid to a local council, which was worth almost $26,000.” To search for unclaimed money in your name visit www.ors.nsw.gov.au.

Police are on the look out for a man following an armed robbery at a Glendale fast-food restaurant on last week. About 10:15pm, a man, armed with a knife, entered the Main Road restaurant and confronted two female employees. He was handed cash before he fled the scene. No one was injured during the robbery. Police attended the scene and conducted a search of the area with the assistance of the Dog Unit but were unable to locate the man. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 183cm tall with a medium build, aged in his 30s with fair complexion, blue eyes and wearing a khaki-coloured hooded jacket. Police are

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Investigations continue after Mayfield blaze A Mayfield whitegoods store was destroyed after a blaze last week. On Monday January 27, 14 fire trucks, including two cherry pickers, attended the scene on the corner of Maitland Road and Denison Street to find Hunter Valley Whitegoods, and a furniture store that backs onto the premises, engulfed in flame. It took firefighters two hours to bring the blaze under control, with reports of smoke visible from Wallsend and East Maitland. Investigations are continuing as to the cause of the fire.

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companionship but also help improve the quality of life of their owners by giving people the ability to travel independently,” said Scott Charters, Director of The Petbarn Foundation. “This is a fantastic charity and it shows how animals can enrich our lives in multiple ways. We strongly encourage everyone to get behind the appeal and help us reach our target,” he said. There are many costs involved in training a Seeing Eye Dog including; caring for each dog from when it’s a puppy; a thorough training process which includes 2-3 weeks of residential training and 1-2 weeks training in the clients’ home area; and, finally, follow up and aftercare for the life of dog while it lives with its owner. “It takes a lot of time, love, patience and money to raise these special working dogs that will one day become the gift of independence for people who are blind or have low vision,” says Leigh Garwood, General Manager from Seeing Eye Dogs Australia. Seeing Eye Dogs enable Australians with a vision impairment to retain their independence and mobility. For the right person, a Seeing Eye Dog is a far better option than using a cane allowing them to move more quickly and navigate obstacles with much more reliability and safety. A Seeing Eye Dog can use its own initiative to stop at roads and move its owner out of the path of danger. To find out more or to donate visit http:// www.petbarn.com.au/seeingeyedogs

Dogs are undoubtedly man’s best friend, but for many people they are more than just that – they are also their eyes. It costs more than $35,000 to raise a puppy to become a fully trained Seeing Eye Dog, which is why the Petbarn Foundation is kicking off a major fundraising appeal on Tuesday 28 January, to help train more dogs to assist Australians who are blind or have low vision. Both Petbarn Foundation and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia are calling out to the community to get behind the appeal and help raise $105,000, which will help cover the costs of training three Seeing Eye Dogs. People can get involved by simply visiting their local Petbarn store and making a donation. People can also donate online by visiting www.petbarn.com.au/seeingeyedogs. The appeal will run from 28 January – 9 March, 2014. To help kick start the appeal, Royal Canin is donating $35,000 to the Petbarn Foundation, which will go directly to Seeing Eye Dogs Australia. Royal Canin has supported Seeing Eye Dogs Australia for the past seven years by providing nutritionally rich foods to ensure that Seeing Eye Dogs and puppies in training are fit for a lifetime. “Thanks to the generous donation from Royal Canin, we’ve already been able to give the gift of sight to one person and with the help of Australians we hope to be able to extend that to two more people. Seeing Eye Dogs not only provide

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Last week I was delighted to be a part of the celebrations to re-open the Lambton Colliery Precinct at Redhead. As the Hunter Region’s only remaining 19th Century colliery buildings, the Lambton Colliery ‘B’ Pit Buildings hold significant heritage value. It is wonderful to see them come to life again as the home for Redhead Men’s Shed. Dedication and hard work by local community group, Friends of Lambton Colliery, as well as the development of a conservation management plan and masterplan of the Precinct in 2008, ensured that the history and heritage values of the site would be maintained, and cultural significance of the structures recognised. Over the last few years, Council and the State Government have spent approximately $470,000 to restore the Colliery for re-use. The importance of having facilities available for our community to use cannot be understated. In this particular instance, the Redhead Men’s Shed now has a place to create a space of belonging for local men, as well as run a mentoring program for young people from local schools in the area. The health and social benefit to young people and older men will be significant. On another note, I am looking forward to being part of another community celebration this Sunday to mark the 50th birthday of Speers Point Swim Centre. Details at www.lakemac.com.au.

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ust twelve months into their leadership of Hope Valley Christian Church in Cessnock, Pastors Luke and Rachel Main are making a culture-shaping impact on their community. Choosing to focus not on expansion but on the development of its own members and its long-term vision during 2013, Pastor Main devoted his first year of Senior Leadership to strengthening the people and existing activities at Hope Valley. His plan was that this would provide a strong launch pad for opportunities the church might pursue in 2014. “Although we’ve been around for 28 years, we have a sense that this is just the beginning,” Pastor Main said. “This is the first church Rachel and I have pastored and it feels like our life’s dream is just now starting to be realized. And this is the first time Hope Valley has ever really cast a long-term vision. To say ‘It’s exciting,’ would be a massive understatement.” The Cessnock Sisterhood, an organization that has grown out of Rachel’s passion to strengthen the community, raised $7700 last year for community charities. “The events have helped us not only raise funds for community projects like “Grandparents as Parents,” but have also provided a fun place for the women of our community to connect and build valuable friendships,”Mrs Main said.

The Sisterhood’s goal for 2014 is an additional $10000 which would begin a fund for a multi sensory playground for special needs children in the Cessnock CBD. “We see so much potential for our community, and the Sisterhood now has the momentum to resource real change,” Mrs Main said. Church member and local teacher Kate Field has spearheaded another of the church’s targeted support services. ‘Playtime’ provides a place for more than 30 pre-school aged children and their mums to meet, chat, play and develop their parenting skills. “We’re bursting at the seams,” Mrs Field said. “There is such a need in this community. We’re really hoping we can expand the service in the near future.” Sunday February 9th will see Hope Valley Christian Church unveil a new vision that will guide the church up until 2030. The vision will be based around the church's core values of hope, grace, community, inclusion, restoring relationships and growing. Part of this vision is the introduction of a new Friday night youth program at the church for the first time in several years. Vision Sunday service will be held at the church at 9 Hall St, Cessnock from 9:30am. All community members welcome.

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"No one likes to hear about someone bitten by a shark, its a violent, horrible attack. But there are better ways to protect people than attracting the sharks to the areas where there are people," Mr Tindale said. "If it was so easy to catch big animals then all fishermen would do is chuck in a big lump of tuna on a big hook and sit back and wait. Of course, it's not that easy because they are pretty smart fish, but they will still come and check all the scent the baits are creating" "I'd get a perm too but given the absence of available material, I'm glad Paul can step up to the plate."

No self-respecting backyard in this great wide land of ours is complete without the good old-fashioned garden shed. Whether for storing tools or garden equipment, to cater for a more general storage need or simply as a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the household, the shed and all that its represents is quintessentially Australian. “The garden shed is an Aussie icon,” says Dave Long, owner of Col Western Sheds “and we’ve been making sheds for 25 years”. Apart from sheds, Col Western Sheds also manufacture bird aviaries, carports, garages, dog kennels, pool filter covers and cubby houses. A vast range of sizes and the choice of zinc or six different colours means there is

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ewcastle Industrial Heritage Association have unveiled a model of the large sculpture that will provide a permanent memorial to workers who lost their lives at the Newcastle Steelworks and related steel industries between 1915 and 1999. Will Maguire, the sculptor will be present to describe the vision for his sculpture. Funding for the $60,000 memorial has been raised and discussions are continuing with Hunter Development Corporation for a prominent site in the vicinity of the steelworks. It is intended that a significant ceremony will be held at the site in June next year (2015), to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the commencement of steelmaking at Newcastle. Selection of Will’s design follows an extensive expression of interest process and assessment by a panel of industry stakeholders. The memorial project will recognise the value that the steel industry and it’s people Have provided to this region, as well as commemorating the memory of past workers who lost their lives in industry. The figures The number of the figures represents the eight decades that the BHP site was functioning and also the many different

A model of the sculpture to be constructed in honour of lives lost at BHP Steelworks groups and skills needed to keep such a large operation running. The abstraction of the figures is in rela-

tion to the fact that many of the people who died are unknown. These figures are bowed slightly inward

The pillar This central pillar symbolises the steel making nature of BHP in representing a large billet of steel. Around the top of this billet will be a brass ring with a simple remembrance message deeply carved into it. The brass being a more expensive metal and with it’s similarity in colour to gold represents the preciousness of those that died to their families and friends. The pillar will be fabricated from weathering steel plate and the brass ring will be hand chiselled with beautifully carved lettering. All the parts will be bolted down to cement foundations just below ground level with room to easily mow the grass around them.

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Health Chi Gong is achieved by specific movements, breathing and mind focus to clear the blockages in our channels. Like having acupuncture without the needles! This adjusts the internal organs’ QI balance and helps practitioners to ward off disease and to achieve a strong and healthy viscera inside and physique outside and promote longevity. Due to lake of medical knowledge and remoteness, people in ancient times could not be treated with medicine. However, their health could be improved through Chi Gong exercise and felt more relaxed. Health Chi Gong is based on promoting the free flow of energy through the body's energy channels ( meridians ). This is achieved by specific movements to massage the internals organs of the body, breathing and mind focus to clear the blockages in our channels. Like

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Driving with a medical condition - how safe are you? My husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes and has received a form from Roads and Maritime Services for a medical assessment. Is it necessary given that he is well controlled? Carol, 72 The ability to drive is important for many of us to remain independent, especially as we get older. Driving is a complex skill that requires both physical and mental abilities. It is also a privilege that comes with responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is to inform the driving licencing authorities if you develop a medical condition like diabetes. As long as your diabetes is well controlled, you can still hold a drivers licence or learners permit. The main problem is the risk of low blood sugar levels, called hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia can lead to erratic driving, confusion and impaired judgement. At its most severe it can lead to loss of consciousness or fitting. Obviously, if this were to occur while driving, you would be a threat not only to yourself but also to others. This hazard is most likely to occur in those taking insulin or glucose lowering medication. It is important that you

report any episodes of hypoglycaemia to your family doctor and work with them to optimise your diabetes management. If you have diabetes, you will be familiar with checking your blood sugar levels regularly with a handheld glucometer machine. To remain safe while driving if you have diabetes, it is recommended that you test your blood sugar level and make sure it is above 5 mmol/L on your glucometer before you start driving. You will need to recheck it every 2 hours during driving to ensure it stays above 5. It is wise to carry a fast acting sugary food or drink (like jelly beans or soft drink) in the car as well. It can be useful to talk to your GP about the symptoms of low blood sugar level so that you are aware if you develop any. If you start to notice symptoms of hypoglycaemia, pull over safely, eat something and recheck your levels waiting at least 30 mins after it has risen above 5, then recheck again before driving Diabetes can cause other complications that can affect your ability to drive safely. Visual impairment, nerve damage to your feet or hands and heart disease can occur

with advancing or poorly controlled diabetes. Generally speaking, you will need a medical certificate for Roads and Maritime Services every 2 years if your diabetes is managed by insulin, and every 5 years if you are managed with tablets. You may still need an assessment if your diabetes is managed with diet and exercise alone. If you have episodes of hypoglycaemia or you drive a commercial vehicle and have diabetes you will need to see a diabetes specialist to get your medical certificate. Other medical conditions that may require driving certification include heart disease, neurological disease like stroke and dementia, epilepsy, and even severe arthritis. It may also be necessary to inform your car insurer of any medical diagnosis and treatment, as your insurance may be void if you have a medical condition and cause an accident. So, Carol, although your husband’s diabetes may be controlled, it is important to ensure that he keeps himself and others safe on the road by regularly monitoring his blood sugar levels and receiving medical certification from his doctor.

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I have seen a lot of people over the years but I have never seen a person sick or overweight from eating too much good nutritious food. Next time you’re standing at a checkout look at the amount of bars and junk surrounding you. There’s enough calories to feed a starving country within arm’s reach, only problem is the people eating that stuff would still suffer from malnutrition – and unless we eat good healthy food as well then those sick people will be us. So how do we find good healthy food, when there are big companies who prioritise making money over our health? Firstly ignore the packaging like a dodgy salesman; educate yourself. Cartoon characters and words that sound healthy, like ‘low fat’, ‘no msg’, ‘natural colours’ and ‘high in iron’ could be found on a box of cereal but could describe a can of paint as well. Something like ‘High in Omega 6’ sounds good, until you know the average modern diet has way too much omega 6 in relation to other essential fats, which is linked to heart disease, stroke, cancer, immune system damage and hormone imbalance. Best option? Don’t buy packaging. Rip open the cookie packet and throw them straight in your trolley! Okay, maybe not, but buy items that have minimal packaging. If it still looks like it did while it was growing, that’s a good start.

As I was casually doing some grocery shopping the other day, I glanced over at the woman standing beside me in line and I had to do a double-take. There she was, standing in line at Coles in the middle of the day in her pyjamas – at least, I thought they were her pyjamas. I glanced back again, appalled that someone would step outside without changing from the clothes they wore for over 12 hours, from the night before. On my second glance I started to doubt my initial conclusion – she was wearing makeup, sandals and had her hair neatly pulled back in a ponytail. The only thing letting her down was the baggy pyjamaish shorts she was wearing – was it possible that she was actually wearing shorts that just looked like pyjamas? I paid for my groceries and left the store but I couldn’t stop thinking about this woman’s shorts so, I hit the shops to investigate. Having not been near a physical clothing shop in a while (I am currently crazy about online shopping), I was amazed at the amount of baggy, patterned shorts – they all looked like pyjamas but clearly were not! I didn’t stop at simple browsing, I took piles into the change rooms and eventually bought a black and white patterned pair of shorts – for experimentation of course. Modelling them for various friends, family members and my boyfriend, I had mixed responses. Some were positive they were pyjamas, others had to handle the fabric before making a decision and others boldly admitted they would wear them out without a second thought.

Alcohol dependence can creep up on some people and so it pays to be aware of some of the tell-tale signs. These include worrying about when you’ll be able to have your next drink; sweating, nausea or insomnia when you don’t drink; and needing to drink more and more alcohol to get drunk. Other signs can be drinking alcohol, or wanting to, when you wake up in the morning; consuming alcohol regularly on your own, or trying to hide your drinking; and relationships with friends or family are affected by it. There are many avenues of help for people who feel they may be alcohol dependent and one program by the Australian Drug Foundation is the Community Alcohol Action Network (CAAN). This program, run by the ADF and the Department of Health in Victoria, encourages people to take action to reduce alcohol-related problems and harms within their own circles. CAAN'S goal is to challenge the "cultural place" of alcohol and helps people to reduce risky drinking within their family environments and their community. The ADF also delivers a suite of successful programs that are helping to raise awareness of the issues around alcohol and other drug problems, and reduce harm in our communities. Your local Self Care pharmacy also has an alcohol fact card to provide further information. For the nearest location phone 1300 369 772 or check www.psa.org.au and click on Self Care Pharmacy Finder.

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It’s certainly not hard to see why this film, directed by David O Russell ( ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘American Hustle’) received seven Academy Award nominations. This riveting based-on-a-true-story tale of up-and-coming boxer ‘Irish’ Mickey Ward (Mark Whalberg) and his unlikely road to the light-welterweight title. Christian Bale is brilliant at Ward's drug-addicted and highly unpredictable brother.

Sure, he may be neurotic, idiosyncratic and, for some people, annoying, but with films like ‘Annie Hall’, ‘Manhattan’ and ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ under his belt, no one could accuse Woody Allen of not writing strong and beautifully realised female characters. His latest dramedy, starring our own Cate Blanchett, is no different. ‘Blue Jasmine’ centres around Jasmine French – a New York socialite who us forced to move in with her estranged sister after going through financial ruination. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine's narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone's lives, especially her own. Blanchett is brilliant.

Alice In Chains / Down / Walking Papers Tuesday, February 25 • Enmore Theatre Renowned for their distinctive vocal style Seattle rockers, Alice in Clains, have announced just 2 Sidewave shows that will see them bring their monster sound to Sydney. The band emerged during the nineties as part of the Seattle grunge scene and crossed over with their critically acclaimed second album in ‘Dirt’. If there ever were a metal super group to end all metal super groups, it would have to be Louisiana’s Down,featuring members of Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and EyeHateGod. Regardless of trends, popular opinions, and changing tides, Down are uncompromising, unparalleled, and undeniable. Walking Papers features former Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and vocalist/guitarist Jeff Angell and keyboardist Ben Anderson, of The Missionary Position.

If symphonic Dutch metal is your bag then you’ll want to be all over the sixth long player from the masters of the genre, Within Temptation. Much like the album’s title this album is a many-headed beast that steadfastly refuses to stay in one musical postcode. You have the emotionally wrought ‘Edge of the World’, and ‘Dog Days’, the truly epic opener ‘Let Us Burn’ and the heavier and driving ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Tell Me Why’. If you already have any Within Temptation in your collection – you should have a pretty fair idea of what to expect here and if not, this is definitely a good starting point. So sit back, relax and let Sharon den Adel’s angelic voice whisk you away -in a very symphonic metal way, of course. Rawk.

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“The show has been downsized a fair bit and we’ll be taking it into smaller regional venues,” Anu told TE. “But it is moreso about intimacy and getting right back to the basics of the song.” Anu, who first came to national attention with the Neil Murray-penned song ‘My Island Home’, said she had always been influenced by Franklin but it wasn’t until she embraked on ‘Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook’ tour that a much deeper connection to Franklin’s music developed. “Aretha means more to me now than she ever did in the past, appreciation-wise – the lady has covered so many genres in her career and she is just so clever and unique as a performer,” she said. “It is a really eye-opening experience going through all of these songs because it really is like having a master class with Aretha herself and it’s also quite a workout. “Soul music, especially Aretha’s music,

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f there was further evidence needed that Lee Kernaghan is still at the top of the Australian country music tree – some 22 years after he first burst onto the scene with ‘The Outback Club’ – you only needed to look at the results of the Golden Guitar awards at the recent Tamworth Country Music Festival. Stephen Bisset

The affable Order of Australia recipient took home a formidable four golden guitars – male artist of the year, video clip of the year, single of the year and top selling album of the year for his latest and arguably best release, ‘Beautiful Noise’. Kernaghan, who , with 28 gongs under his belt before the current crop, is an old hat at this awards lark, told TE that such recognition still tickled him pink. “It was just such a sensational night – as it always is – and it was as though the planets really aligned for me this year and I’m really proud to be recognised. “I really think that the whole night was a great celebration of the diversity of Australian country music – I mean the great Ted Egan was inducted into the hall of fame and we got to see a glimpse of the future of Australian country with the likes of the phenomenal Adam Eckersley Band and I’m just really glad that I can be a part of that.”

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With another extensive Australian tour to promote Beautiful Noise, set to kick off (Kernagan spent the majority of 2013 traversing Australia with the album), the songwriter will be heading back to the Hunter as part of the massive CMC Rocks the Hunter festival, playing alongside the likes of international heavy hitters Toby Keith and Gretchen Wilson and homegrown talent such as Busby Marou, James Reyne and Morgan Evans. “I just love playing just about anywhere, but CMC is just such a phenomenal event the staging and production are world class – and I can’t wait to get amongst it. “The crowd get really fired up and when you’ve got a dynamite country crowd in front of you, it really fires you up to put on a really great show – which I intend to do.” Ever since he first packed a horse float with a PA and a lighting rig and hit the open road, Kernaghan has virtually been on tour ever since – not that he really minds. “It really is the music that keeps driving the whole thing – I have managed to make a special connection with a lot of people around this country with my music and that’s definitely why I keep doing it,” he explained. “I also really love Australian country music – in all of its forms. I believe it is the music of our land and culture and I want to get it out there to as many people as possible."


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Two of the biggest names on the Australian magic scene, Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler are taking magic to boisterous new heights by doing away (literally) with the top hats and capes normally associated with magic acts to create something that producer Sam Klingner said was truly unique. “I guess it’s kind of like a cross between ‘Puppetry of the Penis’ and David Copperfield,” he laughed. “But there is kind of a lame stigma associated with magic – you know all of those cheesy top hats and capes – and this show definitely attempts to do away with all of that in a funny and really unique way. I mean, great magicians

don’t need sleeves.” Klingner added that Newcastle audiences will be in for a treat as the Lizotte’s show and Sydney leg of their tour will be the first time the show has been performed in public. “We’re actually doing our first closed preview show for a VIP audience in Brisbane and then Sydney and Newcastle will be the first public performances. I’ve also been told that people in Newcastle love a bit of nudity so were really excited to be playing there. While Klingner was tightlipped about what punters could expect from the show (hey magician’s never reveal their secrets) he did offer up a few curious tidbits. “Let’s just say that there are just too many great set routines in the show to single one out,’ he said. “But I will say that we have something in the show called a ‘gay jacket’ which is a celebration of the world and where it is today as opposed to the straightjacket of old, there’s quite a funny routine involving a sex doll and an audience participation section called ‘Porn Predictions’ which is just hilarious.”

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CHARLESTOWN BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Dr Zoom Duo. CLARENDON HOTEL: Friday, Jerome; Saturday, Kylie Jane. CLUB AZZURRI: Sunday, Latinova. CLUB LEMON TREE: Friday, Flying Mare; Saturday, Jack Daniels. COLLIERY INN: Friday, Entertainment. COMMERCIAL HOTEL: Friday, Adam. CRICKETERS ARMS: Friday, Dean Kyrwood; Saturday, Anna Milat. CROWN AND ANCHOR: Friday, Hayden Johns; Saturday, Kit and Kaboodle. CUSTOMS HOUSE: Wednesday, AdzDrumz; Friday, Dave Owen; Saturday, Jon-T; Sunday, Howard Shearman. D’ALBORA MARINA: Sunday, Jason Bone. DAVISTOWN RSL: Thursday, Daniel Arvidson. DORA CREEK WORKERS CLUB: Friday, Disco & Karaoke. DENMAN HOTEL: Friday, Todd Stewart Duo; Sunday, Pete Gilchrist. DUKE OF WELLINGTON: Friday, Wellsy; Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis, Black Bird Blue. DUNGOG RSL: Friday, Troy Kemp. EAST CESSNOCK BOWLING CLUB: Saturday, Darrel and Scott.

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Another manic Sunday Sundays Record are a high energy, pop/rock duo from Newcastle. Their engaging stage presence, catchy melodies and spine tingling harmonies have received a great deal of praise from crowds and journalists alike. The members varied individual influences are well represented in their live cover sets, ranging from John Butler Trio to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Crowded House and The Beatles. Sundays Record have been performing together for sixyears and during that time have molded themselves into an extremely versatile act. Along with the full band line up, their stripped back intimate acoustic duo and solo performances are equally as entertaining and engaging.

STROUD COUNTRY CLUB: Saturday, Loose Change. SUNNYSIDE TAVERN: Saturday, Jerome. SYDNEY JUNCTION HOTEL: Friday, DJ, The Zillers; Saturday, DJs, Tres Hombres. SWANSEA HOTEL: Friday, ME; Saturday, Brett O’Malley. SWANSEA RSL: Saturday, Cover 2 Cover. SWANSEA WORKERS CLUB: Saturday, Nightfly. TELARAH BOWLING CLUB: Friday/Saturday, Entertainment. THE POURHOUSE, Maitland: Saturday, Kelly Hope. TILLIGERRY RSL CLUB: Saturday, Karen O’Shea. TORONTO DIGGERS: Saturday, Bob Allan. TORONTO ROYAL MOTOR YACHT CLUB: Friday, Kelly Hope; Sunday, Leadbellies. TORONTO WORKERS CLUB: Saturday, Rave On Band. VUES ON THE BAY: Friday, DJ Fuel; Saturday, Kim and Mik. WALLARAH BAY REC CLUB: Friday, Luke Marlyn Duo; Saturday, Antonio Remedious. WALLSEND DIGGERS CLUB: Friday, Rock Factor; Saturday, GenR8. WANGI HOTEL: Sunday, Graeme Mills. WANGI RSL: Saturday, Loose Change WANGI WORKERS CLUB: Friday, Jim Overend; Saturday, Russell Snape. WARNERS AT THE BAY: Thursday, Karaoke; Friday, Grand Theft Audio; Saturday, The Cruisers. WARNERS BAY HOTEL: Thursday, Karaoke; Friday, DJs; Saturday, Viagro; Sunday, Revolver. WESTS CARDIFF: Saturday, Get Soaked. WESTS NEW LAMBTON PIANO LOUNGE: Wednesday, Frank Wakewood; Thursday, Angamus; Friday, Warren Hunter; Saturday, Stuart Hamilton; Monday, Chris Hanley; Tuesday, Terence Koo. WESTS NEW LAMBTON MARBLE BAR: Friday, Ned Kelly, Good Company; Saturday, DJ Patsan, Iguana. WEST WALLSEND WORKERS CLUB: Friday, Zane Penn Duo; Sunday, Bec Willis WICKHAM PARK HOTEL: Wednesday, Wicko Jam Night; Thursday, Kooyeh; Friday, The Milestones; Saturday, Little Black Book, The Years. WINDSOR CASTLE HOTEL: Friday. Pete Gelzinnis; Saturday, KG Duo. WYONG BOWLING CLUB: Friday, Paul Watters. WYONG LEAGUES CLUB: Friday, Red Sweat; Saturday, Daxon.

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De Niro, Douglas, Freeman, Kline. How can you go wrong? Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. When Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.

Labor Day

Based on a novel by Joyce Maynard and directed by Jason Reitman (‘Juno’), Labor Day tells the story of depressed single mum Adele and her son henry who offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. Starring Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet and Toby Maguire.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Based on his autobiography and starring Idris Elba (‘Prometheus’, ‘Luther’), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom celebrates Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa. It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world - the lover of fancy cars, a ladies’ man, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skillful lawyer and freedom fighter. The film is an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.

TE is giving you the chance to win a double pass to a film of your choice (no 3D) at Event Cinemas Glendale or Tower Cinemas Newcastle. To enter, email your name and contact details, with ‘Movie Pass’ in the subject line to editorial@ newcastlepost.com.au by no later than 5pm on Tuesday, February 11.

The Railway Man [Rated M]

Reviewed at Event Cinemas, Glendale by Amelia Parrott

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This Australian/UK collaboration retells the true story of British returned serviceman, Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), as he struggles to come to terms with the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of the Japanese as an Allied prisoner, working on the infamous Thai-Burma railway during WWII. Lomax’s seemingly happy marriage to Patti (Nicole Kidman) takes a dark turn when she attempts to find out what happened to her husband and crack open the culture of secrecy that she believes keeps former soldiers suffering. 'The Railway Man' does what great movies should do – it offers the viewer not just the opportunity to escape reality, but examine it. It prompts us to consider more than the physical, social and economic implications of war and with troops currently withdrawing from 12 years of conflict in Afghanistan, one wonders what mental anguish they will bring home with them.

12 Years a Slave

[Rated MA] Reviewed at Tower Cinemas, Newcastle by Stephen Bisset

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Hollywood has attempted to tackle the difficult topic of American slavery before – ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Amistad’, ‘Gone With the Wind et al – yet there are none that have done so with such unflinching honesty as director Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’. Based on an incredible true story, first documented by the subject in 1853, ’12 Years a Slave’ centres on Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who, in preCivil War America lives as a free man in New York with his wife and family. A prodigiously talented violinist, Northup accepts an engagement in Washington only to be abducted and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and mercilessly beaten, Northup is sold to the relatively benevolent plantation owner William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch) before circumstances place him in the hands and at the mercy of cotton plantation owner , the viciously malevolent Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender). This brutally honest film elicits a mesmerising performance from Ejiofor while Fassbender brings every ounce of acting strength to the role of Epps.

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hoodoo gurus The Gumball 2014 ‘Dashville’, Belford fri 11 & sat 12 april

This is a fact that anyone who caught their brilliant sets at Gurus-curated Dig It Up festivals last year and in 2012 can attest. “We might not be touring as much but we’ve never taken one step back when we are onstage – we really do still give it our all,” frontman Dave Faulkner told TE. “I mean, just look at the ‘Dig It Up’ shows – we manage to get so many great bands to play [such as The Sonics, Blue Oyster Cult and The Buzzcocks] which was nice, but we certainly didn’t want to be upstaged by anyone, we always go out there to put on a show.” The next show to put on will be a highly anticipated set at the 10th Gumball Festival and Faulkner said that there will be more than a few surprises in-store. “Look, it is going to be an interesting one – we’re planning on something a little bit different to the normal sets that we play,”

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he said. “When you’re playing on a bill with the likes of King Lizard and the Gizzard Wizard, I think it’s probably okay to be a bit more experimental with your set lists so there will be a few in there that might surprise a few people, but there’ll also be the ‘standards’ that, if we didn’t play, we’d get flogged.” For Faulkner, the stage has always been the raison d’etre of the Gurus and their live energy is what he believed first hipped the Aussie music buying public to their charms. “Playing live has always been extremely pivotal for us - some of our albums haven’t really been as vital as the energy that we managed to capture on stage,” he said. “We’ve never really been a band that has led by radio or big hits – don’t get me wrong, we’ve certainly had hits, but to be honest some of our biggest hits became hits after the event. “For us it was more of a groundswell situation where we got to a point where radio couldn’t ignore us anymore because we were drawing so much interest live. Also, there is something intangible about the relationship between the audience and the artist and the way they feed of each other’s energy that is just really hard to beat.” For tickets and more information, visit thegummball.com.au

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f 2013 was a red letter year for Sydney-via-Newcastle indie pop outfit Nova and the Experience, with the release of their stellar third EP ‘There’s Something Here’ and being named as recipients of the inaugural First Break Development Award from Mushroom Music and Commercial Radio Australia, then it looks as though they might just hit it out of the ballpark this year. The band are about to hit the road in support of their latest single – the beautifully lilting ‘Shipwrecked’ - and they’ll be stopping by one of their old haunts, The Lass O’Gowrie, to celebrate. “I absolutely love the lass – as a punter and performer,” vocalist Anna Buckingham told TE. “Actually, it was the first place I went to when I turned 18, so it’s always good to come back.” Buckingham said the band were overjoyed with the reception the EP had been getting around the traps – with singles

“Dragonflies and Waterfalls” and ‘We Are the Children” piquing quite a bit of interest both here and abroad. “Yeah, we’re so happy – although it is a bit mind boggling,” she laughed. The EP is replete with the same musical sweetness that many Novocastrians will already be au fait with, but there is a lyrical maturity creeping into the mix that is just as beguiling as the music. “This EP follows a kind of loose narrative that stems from a child’s imagination,” she said. “We’ve always written about various things that inspire us but have never really approached things in this way – it was very rewarding.” Speaking of rewarding, the band named as recipients of the inaugural First Break Development Award from Mushroom Music and Commercial Radio Australia which gives them access to airplay support for two single releases and financial assistance for things like film clips and tour support. “It feels a bit surreal to be honest, but it really is a dream come true for us and a definite foot in the door.”

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013 has been a big year for Melbourne dance-pop quartet World’s End Press. The band released their critically acclaimed and Australian Music Prize longlisted debut LP, which also snagged triple J’s feature album upon release, along with Album of the Week at both FBI and RRR. They remixed tracks by Chvrches and Cloud Control. They toured with Hot Chip and Bloc Party, headed to the US for their own headline shows and dates with Cut Copy, and recently smashed their sold-out album launches in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. To top it all off they tore apart the Supernatural Amphitheatre at the recent Meredith Music Festival. Now, ‘Drag Me Home’ – a much-loved track from their self-titled album – has

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just been released as a single accompanied by a wild video directed by Melbourne’s Luci Schroder. Clocking in at just over an hour, the album, from which ‘Drag Me Home’ is spawned, is expansive, ambitious and darkly anthemic, the kind of debut only a band who have gotten to know each other inside out could make. Intimate ballads nestle between uplifting house driven bangers; glassy-eyed 5am club excursions push up against elegant pop songs. Produced by Tim Goldsworthy (Massive Attack, The Rapture, Hercules & Love Affair) and mixed by Bruno Ellingham (Spiritualised, New Order), the self-titled album perfectly captures not only the band’s live dynamism, but also the freewheeling, impulsive adventures of a band let loose in the studio of their dreams.

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Mantellato's World Cup glory Knights winger bringing international experience back to the club for season 2014

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osh Mantellato is used to making the most of every opportunity on the field. The Newcastle Knights player proved no different when he captured attention at the Rugby League World Cup as part of the Italian team. Despite having only one NRL game under his belt, the winger shone at the 2013 tournament earning Man of the Match honours and kicking the winning field goal in Italy’s upset against England in the first trial game. Mantellato re-lives the moment of the dyeing minutes of Italy's first trial game when he secured the team’s surprise victory. “It’s was pretty strange because I’ve never kicked a field goal, ever. To hit it pretty sweet, I was really happy with it,” the twenty-six-year-old said. “It kicked off an awesome tour.” Mantellato continued his impressive performance throughout the tournament using every opportunity to make his mark. In the game against Scotland he converted five out of five tries.

Knights winger Josh Mantellato Photo: newcastleknights.com.au His stand-out memory was forged during Italy’s match against Wales at Millenium Stadium following a clash between England and Australia. “To play in front of 40-odd thousand people was pretty spectacular. I’ve never played in front of a crowd like that before." With eyes from all over the globe watch-

ing, he bagged a hat trick of tries and nailed two conversions. “To get Man of the Match, I thought I was pretty lucky. There were a lot of other great players in our team that night. I will definitely keep the medal and will cherish it,” he said. “The Wales game was the highlight of my tour really. We had a really great win,

and to get Man of the Match was a cherry on top." Mantellato’s Italian heritage stems from his paternal grandparents. The connection has seen him represent Italy three times since his international debut in 2010. “I’ve been involved with the squad for a few years now, so to get back into the World Cup and to play along side those players again that I’ve played with before, it was a really good time.” With the hype of the tournament fading, he now looks forward to the opportunities of the 2014 season with the Newcastle Knights and believes the World Cup experience has allowed him develop as a player. “It’s exposed me to a bigger arena. All I’ve really done is play a lot of NSW Cup and local footy with the one NRL game under my belt. To have a bit more exposure in front of bigger crowds was a bit more of a buzz.” The leading point scorer in the NSW Cup is used to balancing his rugby league with his personal training business, but said this year his full focus is on football. “My goal is to get another game or two in first grade and stay fit.” Story courtesy newcastleknights.com.au

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oztag

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Gordon Marshall

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ordon Marshall is an up-andcoming Water Polo player who was a member of the 2013 Australian under 20 Men’s Water Polo team which played in the World Championships in Europe. Gordon has had great success playing for the Hunter Hurricanes in the National Water Polo League as he was the team’s second highest goal scorer. Gordon was named as one of the Seven All Stars players in the 2013 National League and played in the All Stars game in Adelaide. Gordon has also represented NSW in the

Under 18’s National Championships held in Canberra in 2012, and the Under 20s National Championships held in Sydney in 2013. In 2012 he was selected in the Senior Men’s Target Tour which played in Japan as well as representing Australia in the 1994 Born Team in the World Championships played in Perth. Gordon has also represented his country in numerous Youth Teams as well as the Australian School Boys Team in 2010 and 2011. In recognition of these achievements and representative honours, Gordon was awarded a Greater Building Society Sports Scholarship in 2013 as he is considered a talented young athlete with a great future as a possible Olympian in his chosen sport.

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ake Macquarie Oztag Juniors will have over 150 players competing at the NSW Oztag junior State Cup in Wollongong on February 7-9. The club’s elite players are taking on the best in the state as a reward for their talent and commitment. The Lake Macquarie competition has only been running for only three years and to see nine teams from u/10s to 15/s in the both boys and girls divisions up for the challenge this year makes it very rewarding for everyone involved at Lake Macquarie Oztag. This State Cup

is the biggest ever so far with over 5000 players, three days of competition and the Lake Macquarie players will be more than up for it. With one State Cup under the club’s belt with the Boys u/12s winning in 2013 Lake Macquarie President Peter Roberts is confident of some positive results from all of the teams this year. “We had nine players chosen to represent NSW last year so our Lake Mac Team is hoping to increase this number as well as the chance for the u/15s players to gain selection in the Australian teams.”

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Broadmeadow (Feb 10, 6-8pm) Swans coach John Longmire said the Community Camps are a great initiative that brings the Swans and the community closer together. “The players always look forward to the Community Camp as it provides a terrific opportunity to break up pre-season training and get away for a couple of days to visit the club’s supporters throughout the state,” Longmire said. “With the demands of the homeand-away season, it is difficult to visit regional centres in NSW throughout the year so the camp will be a great way for the Club to get out into the community to local schools, hospitals and junior clubs. “The 2014 community camp will be a great way to kick off the year just before the first bounce of the premiership season.”

Last weekend was a big two days of District Pairs action, with the Open Pairs, State Senior Pairs (players over 60) and State President’s Pairs (5 to 7 Grade Saturday Pennant players standard) all commencing. Defending Open Pairs titleholders Albie Ainscow & Warren Shipley (Beresfield) were convincingly defeated in the Third Round 22/15 by the Raymond Terrace duo of Corey Hayman and Shane Evans. Hayman and Evans could not maintain their good form as they were eliminated in the Fourth Round 24/16 by Scott Thoroughgood and Andrew Smith (Lambton). In the Quarter-Finals to be played at Beresfield Bowling Club next Saturday commencing at 9.15am. Thoroughgood & Smith play Soldiers Point’s new Bowls Co-Ordinator former St. John’s Park player Lee Such & new partner John Collins. A feature of the Quarter-Finals is the all Raymond Terrace clash between

Jason Stokes & Australian representative Matthew Baus against clubmates Jamie Minter & 2006 titleholder Lennon Scott. In the bottom half of the draw the giant killing Josh Wilton & David Burgess (Raymond Terrace) confront Lambton’s Matthew Dickinson & David Horne & the Soldiers Point combination of David King & Jason Pietraszek do battle with Damian Robb & Jay Walls (Charlestown). The State President’s Pairs will have a new champion, as no previous winner has qualified for the Semi-Finals. Hamilton North will host the SemiFinals next Saturday commencing at 9.15am, with Paul Delforce & Ken Morley (Kahibah) opposed to Michael Kedwell & Bruce Illidge (Teralba) & Charlestown’s Allan Welch & Geoff Matthews meet Trevor Gasson & Joe Taylor (Belmont). Mayfield West & Stockton will host the Third Round & Quarter-Finals of the Senior Pairs on Saturday.

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he entire Sydney Swans playing list will travel far and wide around New South Wales this month, for the 2014 Australia Post AFL Community Camp. The two day camp from February 10-11 will see the Swans visit Wollongong, Bowral, Newcastle, Terrigal, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Armidale and Sydney metropolitan areas. A number of school, hospital, and nursing home visits will form part of the camp while players will also run AFL clinics and meet junior footballers playing for their local club. In Newcastle, Swans players will be attending the following events: • Training with the Swans Academy and Hunter Academy of Sport Talent Squads (Feb 10, 4-5:30pm, University of Newcastle, No 1 Field) • Attending a Community Camp Function at the Premier Hotel, Brunker Rd,

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ewcastle Jets interim head coach Clayton Zane says the signing of Socceroo David Carney is a huge boost to the club for the remainder of the A-League season. Carney, 30, joined the Jets on Monday after a stint in the United States with the New York Red Bulls. “We’re very pleased to have signed a player of David’s calibre,” Zane said. “He’s played at the highest level for Club and country and he’ll bring a wealth of experience and leadership to the team. “You’re always looking for natural lefties and David’s a versatile footballer who can play anywhere down the left flank, which is great for the balance of our squad.” Carney previously played in the A-League for Sydney FC from 2005-07 and said he was excited by

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his return to football in Australia. “I’ve got a lot of hunger to do well for this Club and my main focus is to work hard and make a positive impact. “I’ve had a little bit of a break since the MLS playoffs finished and now I’m ready to get back into it, help the team finish the season strongly and hopefully qualify for the finals.” The Jets shared the points with the Western Sydney Wanderers in a 2-2 at Hunter Stadium on Saturday. The home fans looked set to leave disappointed before a 90th minute equaliser from Adam Taggart – his second goal. The result sees Newcastle drop down to ninth on the A-League ladder but only one point out of the top six. The Jets are in action at Hunter Stadium again this weekend against the Wellington Phoenix. who are coming off a 2-1 win over Adelaide. Kick-off is at 5pm.

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