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ewcastle MP, Tim Owen has told the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) that he knew Nathan Tinkler’s company, Buildev had bankrolled his 2011 election campaign. Appearing before the Commission on Monday, Mr Owen said his campaign manager, Hugh Thomson had told him in December 2010 or early 2011 that Buildev would be contributing funds to his campaign. Mr Owen also admitting to knowing that property developers, Hilton Grugeon and Jeff McCloy had donated funds to the campaign and even told the corruption watchdog of a meeting with Mr McCloy where he was given a $10,000 cash donation in an envelope. He told the inquiry he had taken the cash home before dropping the envelope in Mr McCloy’s letterbox the next day with a note saying, “no thanks”. Mr Owen’s most recent retelling of the events leading up to the 2011 State Election sits in stark contrast with statements he gave earlier this year, claiming he knew nothing of the alleged illegal funding of his campaign. Story continues on » p. 4

Newcastle MP, Tim Owen (above left) and Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell (above right) have told the ICAC they received cash donations from Newcastle Lord Mayor, Jeff McCloy (top)

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What will the political landscape look like in our region after the state election on March 28 next year? The fallout from the ongoing revelations at the ICAC inquiry give Labor candidates Jodie Harrison (Charlestown) and Tim Crakanthorp (Newcastle) the inside running to reclaim both seats from the Liberals. It will take one hell of a campaign for the Liberals to regain the public’s confidence. Both electorates had been long-term Labor strongholds before changing hands at the 2011 election as part of a huge swing statewide. Andrew Cornwell made the right choice in the end to not stand at the next election. He had vowed to continue serving the people of Charlestown, but it was never going to be a realistic option. The ICAC inquiry certainly makes for fascinating viewing and reading from a journalistic point of view. Unfortunately it puts our city under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons when there are so many positive things going on outside of these incidents. How about those Knights? Their form is up and down like a yo-yo but recent victories over the Roosters and the Storm shows there is plenty of hope for the future.

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It will take one hell of a campaign from the Liberals

Kurt Gidley said the best part of the last-minute victory against Melbourne was the team embracing each other as the sideline conversion sailed through the posts. Even non-Knights fans must have been happy to see the sheer joy and excitement on the players’ faces after an unbelievably difficult season. Young stars like the Mata’utia brothers and Jake Mamo are starting to filter through to the NRL and certainly haven’t been overawed. It really does make you wonder what might have been this season if even just one of the many dramas and distractions had not occurred this year. The NYC team is four points clear at the top of the ladder. Traditionally the Knights haven’t been all that strong in the under 20s competition but this year’s crop of players have been standouts all year. History shows that not all of them will make the jump to the NRL but if three or four of the best can progress next year, a return to the finals is on the cards. The departure of several players, including Darius Boyd, frees up room to add depth to an already solid roster. The appointment of Rick Stone as coach for at least the next two years is a great move. Full credit to him for staying on at the Knights after being replaced in the head coaching role after the arrival of Wayne Bennett and being such a positive influence around the club.

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Police surround a vehicle of interest Police are seeking a man who may be able to assist with their enquiries, who has been described as having tan skin

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ICAC Story continues from » p. 1 In May, an emotional Mr Owen announced that he would not re-contest his seat at next year’s state election as allegations of prohibited donations first came to light. “I want to say this clearly to the people of Newcastle; I had no knowledge whatsoever of any funding irregularities in my campaign,” he said at the time. Mr Owen told the ICAC he had trusted then Shadow Police Minister, Mike Gallacher and Mr Thomson to ensure that donations were made legally after they told him, “we will handle the money,” but admitted to being a “naïve” candidate. Mr Gallacher resigned as Police Minister in May after the ICAC linked him to the alleged Central Coast Liberal Party slush fund Eightbyfive. The damning admission from Mr Owen follows a week of explosive revelations at the ICAC, which ended last Friday with the announcement that Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell would not re-contest his seat at next year’s state election, after admitting to accepting a prohibited donation from Mr McCloy. The ICAC heard that Mr McCloy gave Dr Cornwell $10,000 cash in a brown paper bag during a clandestine exchange in Mr McCloy’s Bentley outside Dr Cornwell’s Cardiff veterinary practice. The Commission also heard evidence from Mr Owen’s campaign media advisor and former 2HD radio personality, Luke Grant that Mr McCloy and Mr Grugeon had paid his wage with donations made

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Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell announced on Friday that he will not re-contest his seat at the next state election in March after admitting to accepting a donation from a prohibited donor via sham invoices for marketing consultancy services. Mr Grant said he was asked by his boss, Mr Thomson, to make up draft invoices, each totalling around $10,000, for the companies, charging them for services that were never performed. Dr Cornwell and Mr Owen both stood aside from the parliamentary Liberal Party last Wednesday and will serve out the rest of their term as cross benchers. Neither will re-contest their

seat at the next state election in March and the Liberal Party is yet to announce its candidates for the seats. The ICAC’s inquiry into prohibited donations continues this week with Hunter developer Hilton Grugeon scheduled to front the inquiry today (Wednesday). Mr McCloy is due to appear on Thursday before prominent Newcastle architect, Keith Stronach, Saddingtons Building Supplies, managing director, Bill

Saddington, Daracon founder, David Mingay and ex Newcastle Knights chairman, Michael Tyler give evidence. Friday will feature Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, hotelier, Rolly de With, Churchills Carpet Court owner, Paul Murphy, solicitor and Newcastle Knights Members Club chairman, Nick Dan and Eclipse Media and Events managing director, Tracy McKelligott. The ICAC has not uncovered any wrongdoing by Ms Parker.

Six Newcastle councillors are calling for Newcastle Lord Mayor, Jeff McCloy to stand aside while the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigates allegations that he illegally gave donations to the Liberal Party in the lead up to the 2011 state election. Greens councillors Michael Osborne and Therese Doyle and Labor councillors Tim Crakanthorp, Stephanie Posniak, Jason Dunn and Nuatali Nelmes have all called for the Lord Mayor to step down from the leadership role for the good of the city and Council. “Cr McCloy stood down the art gallery director amid various allegations saying that Council had a responsibility to ‘act ethically and properly’ in respect of the allegations,” Cr Posniak said. “He should do the same.” Cr Osborne has launched a campaign on his Facebook

page, which is followed by more than 7,000 users, calling for Cr McCloy to stand aside. The series of social media posts have been shared more than 130 times. The Labor councillors have also called on the Electoral Funding Commission to investigate electoral donations by Cr McCloy during the 2012 local government campaign. It is alleged that donations from Cr McCloy’s business, McCloy Administration helped pay the wage of Newcastle MP, Tim Owen’s media advisor, Luke Grant, during the 2011 state election campaign. The Commission also heard evidence from Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell last week that Cr McCloy had given him a $10,000 cash donation towards his campaign, adding that he should have been giving the money to the Salvation Army. Mr Owen and Dr Cornwell have since stood aside from the parliamentary Liberal Party and neither will re-contest their seat at next year’s state election.

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hortland Esplanade will become a one-way street as part of planned upgrades to the coastline between Nobbys and Newcastle Beach. The popular tourist drive will soon be closed to northbound traffic to make way for construction of the next section of the Bathers Way shared pathway. Work on the latest phase of the project began last week and will ultimately see viewing platforms, picnic areas and a cycleway introduced along the roadway. Newcastle Lord Mayor, Jeff McCloy said the upgrades would create greater opportunities for tourists and locals to enjoy the city’s coastline, while improving safety and accessibility. “This project will activate new spaces in the area that will increase tourism and bring more people to Newcastle and the CBD for recreation, eating and shopping,” he said. “The works that have just been completed at Merewether Beach are a shining example of what coastal revitalisation and investment can do for our community.” $5.6 million of funding for the project has come through the State Government’s

Northbound traffic travels along Shortland Esplanade Resources for Regions grants scheme. Newcastle City Council has contributed an additional $4.4 million. The first stage of the project will involve implementing the one-way traffic restric-

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about as a way of injecting a bit of community spirit into the neighbourhood. “After we did the upgrade of the laneway that runs along Goldbergs [Coffee House], we were surprised with the reaction we got from the community,” he said. “We were like, wow, is this all it takes? “I don’t like to use the word placemaking but it’s really about giving something to the community that they can own.” Mr Coffey said around 70 traders and residents had already got behind the project and he encouraged others to keep a close eye on the site as the project progresses. “We’re going to build this thing but it can’t survive without the community,” he said. The project is expected to be complete by early October.

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It’s billed as the biggest event on the Wallsend cultural calendar and in its 29th year, the Wallsend Winter Carnivale, yet again, did not disappoint when it transformed the main street on Sunday.

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COMMUNITY Aged Care: Waratah Multicultural Centre Based Day Care. Thurs from 9am-2pm, Ethnic Communities Council auditorium, 2a Platt St Waratah. 4960 8248. Amputees and Associates: Second month, second Tue, 10am Cardiff RSL. Kevin 4971 1633 ARAFMI: Counselling, education and support for families, relatives and friends of people with mental illness. 22 Stewart Ave, Hamilton. East. www.arafmihunter.org. 4961 6717 Bicycles: Parts, help and workshops. Mon to Sat, 9am-5pm, the Bike Love Corral, Newcastle University. bikelovecorral@yahoo.com.au. Bushwalking: Hunter Area Walkabout Club. hawcss@gmail.com. Newcastle Ramblers 1st & 3rd Mon Charlestown Uniting Church, Milson St, Charlestown. 0419 491 612. Bushwalking: Lake Macquarie Bushwalkers Inc. Walks Wed. and Sat. Walks Program is on the website. Visit lakemacquariebushwalkers. org or email lmbushwalkers@gmail.com. Car Club: Triumph Sports Owners Association 1st Tuesday from 7pm, Club Macquarie. David Walshe 0409 885 342.

Choir: Novatones Men’s Harmony Chorus, Brian 4948 8476 or Rod 0412 145 971. Choir: Lake Singers, Wed, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, First St, Booragul. 4943 1672. Chorus: Honeysuckle Chorus - four-part harmony singing. Mon 6.30-9pm “The Place” Charlestown Square Community Centre. www.honeysucklesuitechorus.org. Dads in Distress: Call 1300 853 437 or visit www.dadsindistress.asn.au to find your nearest peer support group or local worker. Domestic Violence Resource Centre: 4927 8529 for information and support. Fellowship of Australian Writers: Lake Macquarie second Saturday 1.30 - 4pm, Toronto Multipurpose Centre, 9 Thorne Street, Toronto. Vicki 4977 2956. Hunter Valley over 50s singles’ social group: 1st Sunday of each month at 10:30am, Polish Hall, Grant Street, Maitland. Glenda on 0459 785 787 or Robyn on 4932 8148 Jenny’s Place: Women and children’s refuge - domestic violence resource, information referral and support. 4927 8529. Lifeball: Modified netball over 50s, Warners Bay, every Friday, 9.30am. Ph 4947 3650. MyTime: Peer support for parents and carers of children under school age with a disability or chronic medical condition. 1800 889 997. Newcastle Caravan Club: 4th Tuesday, 7pm Wallsend South Public School, Smith Road Elermore Vale. Gael 4950 2232. Newcastle MS Support Group: Wednesday 20th August, 10am-12noon, Heaton-Birmingham Gardens Bowling Club, Mordue Pde, Jesmond contact Stephen 49527302 or Janelle 49826123. Newcastle National Seniors: Meeting 4th Tue from 10.15am. Adamstown RSL. 4966 0147. NSW Justices Association: Community desk at Edgeworth town Centre for witnessing and signing documents, 1st Thurs & 3rd sat

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Police have charged a man after an ice cream truck was allegedly stolen and pursued on the Central Coast on Monday morning. About 8.50am, an ice-cream truck was parked on Hunter Street, Newcastle, when it was allegedly stolen. Police were alerted and about 9.20am, the same day, the truck was found driving south on Pacific Highway in Belmont South, and a pursuit was initiated. Road spikes were deployed on the road at Pacific Highway in Catherine Hill Bay and again at Doyalson, shredding the front tyres of the truck. The truck allegedly continued until it finally stopped on Lenola Crescent, Blue Haven, and the driver ran from the truck. The man, aged 45, was arrested a short distance away on Newton Place and taken to Wyong Police Station. He was charged with unlicensed for class, destroy damage property, police pursuit (Skye’s law), take and drive conveyance without consent of owner. He appeared at Wyong Local Court on Monday and was again refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Monday 8 September 2014.

Trail bikes riders compliant An operation targeting off-road motorcycles within the Lake Macquarie area has shown most riders are obeying the law, senior police said. Lake Macquarie Local Area Commander, Superintendent Brett Greentree said it was a good result that only one infringement was issued during the weekend’s operation. On Sunday 10 August, four police officers targeted the illegal use of unregistered trail bikes. Between 8am and 4pm, the officers

who were riding NSW Police motorcycles patrolled in various areas around Morisset. In all, 10 motorcycle riders were stopped with nine of those spoken to, and the tenth issued an infringement for owner permit illegal use of motor cycle. “Officers also conducted an enforcement operation last week which I believe assisted in this pleasing result,” Superintendent Greentree said. “The officers were able to access several new trails in the area and believe that there are only a relatively small number of riders acting illegally. “Police liaised with several members of the public and were able to gain information about other anti-social activities in the area. “These operations will continue and I urge anyone with information about unregistered motorcycle riders to come forward and contact us,” Superintendent Greentree said.

Maitland firearm charge Police have charged a man with possessing a firearm that was allegedly located in a car in Maitland on Sunday night. About 7.45pm, officers were conducting random breath testing on the New England Highway. A Daihatsu Charade was stopped and the 42-year-old driver from Tenambit was spoken to. A male passenger ran from the car, police chased the man on foot with the assistance of a police dog but he could not be located. Officers searched the car and allegedly found a pistol and black clothing.The man was arrested and charged with possess unregistered firearm and learner not accompanied. He was refused bail and appeared in court on Monday.

10am-12pm. 0422 592 544. Older Women’s Network: Thursday, August 7, 10.30am, The Adamstown Club, Brunker Road. Guest Speaker: Ed Tonks, The Fernleigh Track. All welcome. 49632077. Red Cross: Blood donation. Newcastle Donor Centre, 38 Watt St. 13 14 95. SIDS and Kids: 24-hour bereavement support. 4969 3171. Woodworking: Lake Macquarie Woodworking Club, every Tues, Marmong Point Community Hall, 9am-2.30pm. Peter 4954 5037. Widows/Widowers: Over 55, weekly social group outings in Newcastle. 0409 712 795

PARENTING Happy Hippo Toy Library: Toys for 0-6 year olds. Open Tues & Fri 10am-12pm or by appointment. Phone 4973 7000. InspYre: Young Mothers Mentoring Program. Connects young mothers to 25 years with caring women and services in the community. 4929 2954. Mainly Music: For pre-schoolers and their carers. Term-time Fridays, 9.30am. Church of the Good Shepherd, Joslin Street, Kotara South. 4943 0103. Newcastle Multiple Birth Club Inc: Support, social events and information for parents of multiples. 0407 431 339.

CLUBS Belmont Lantern Club: First Monday, 2pm. Nevia 4945 3767. Concert Band: Western Lake Macquarie Concert Band, rehearsal Tues Westlake Music Centre, 3 Stilling St, Rathmines from 7pm 9pm. 0421 663 020. Kiwanis: East Maitland meetings, Bank Hotel, 72 Melbourne St. 1st and 3rd Mon from 6.30pm. Rae 0407 921 277. Lions Club: Warners Bay the 1st and 3rd Thursday nights, 6.30pm for 7pm start. Sweet St. 4947 1983. Elermore Vale 2nd & 4th Tuesday, Wallsend Diggers from 6.30pm. 4950 2138. Probus: Call 1300 630 488 for nearest club and meeting times. Rock’n’Roll Dance: The Eagle Rocks Dance Club, every Wed, 6.45pm the Cardiff Bowling Club. Call Richard: 4958 9383. Rotary: See rotary9670.org.au/ClubDirectory for meeting location and times. Toastmasters: See www.d70toastmasters. org.au or call 1300 653 876 for club locations and times. VIEW: www.view.org.au for local club details or call 1800 805 366.

HEALTH Al-Anon: Family groups. 1300 252 666 or alanonnorthernnsw@bigpond.com. Bereaved by Suicide: Monthly support groups, Newcastle, Maitland, Nelson Bay. Lifelinehunter.org.au or 4940 2000. Co-Dependents Anonymous: Wed, 7.30pm, Salvation Army Comm Centre, 67 Cleary St, Hamilton. Contact Jane 0437 326 487. Hunter Dementia and Memory Centre: 2 Percy St, Hamilton. 4962 7000. Hunter Women’s Centre: Alternative therapies. 4968 2511. Post Polio Support: Hunter area group. 1st Wed from 10.30am Toronto District Workers Club. 4957 5254.

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itness and physical activity are on the up in primary schools across Newcastle thanks to a new program being rolled out by a team of researchers from the University of Newcastle. The Supporting Children’s Outcomes using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) program equips teachers, children and parents with the skills they need to get active more often, via education and encouragement. The intervention-style program was introduced in public schools at Mayfield East, Stockton, Tighes Hill and Toronto and over a 12-month period, saw students from Years 3 and 4 increase their moderate-to-vigorous physical activity by an average of 12 minutes a day - a combined total of an hour each school week. With the help of the program, students also improved movement skills like running, catching, kicking and throwing by 10 per cent and boosted their overall fitness level by the equivalent of five extra laps on the beep test. Lead researcher, Associate Professor David Lubens said it was exceptionally rare for a program to achieve such positive results across three key areas. “Some of these behaviours and outcomes are very difficult to improve

Newcastle Jets player Mitch Cooper coaches students from Mayfield East Public School as part of the SCORES program and it’s also difficult to detect those improvements,” he said. “Certainly from what we’ve seen, some of these results are as good as any, if not one of the best school-based interventions of this kind.” Associate Professor Lubens said the findings of the study also suggested that increasing physical activity at school had a flow-on effect after school and on weekends. The research team has partnered with Hunter New England Health to rollout the program in schools throughout the region.

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Last week was Healthy Bones Action Week, an initiative to raise awareness of the issues of bone health and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is one of the most common bone diseases affecting Australians. In fact, it is estimated that about 1.2 million Australians (men and women) suffer from osteoporosis. The condition occurs when bones begin to lose minerals, such as calcium, resulting in a loss of bone density and making those bones more fragile and prone to fracture from even minor bumps or falls. The bones most often affected are the spine, wrist and hip. Osteoporosis affects both men and women, although the condition is more often seen in women because the hormonal changes associated with menopause tends to trigger a more rapid loss of bone density. Those who are very thin or very obese and those who do not exercise much are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis. Certain medical conditions such as Coeliac Disease and Thyroid Disease and medications like prednisone and treatments for breast and prostate cancer also carry a greater risk of developing the condition. And of course calcium is needed for bone health any diet low in calcium contributes to osteoporosis risk. So, how can osteoporosis be prevented? Regular exercise can help, but it has to be the right type of exercise. Any activity that puts a little bit of strain on your bones is good - walking, dancing and tennis are some examples. A diet with adequate amounts of calcium is very important and Vitamin D is needed to help absorb that calcium. We get Vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, but the amount varies depending on where you live, patterns of sunlight exposure and your skin type. Your doctor can arrange a simple blood test to check your levels of Vitamin D. A bone density scan is all that is required to diagnose osteoporosis. Once a diagnosis is made there are some very effective treatments available to help limit further bone loss. Your GP will be able to assess your risk factors for osteoporosis and help you decide if you need referring for a bone density scan.

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The secret to a successful business sale is all in the planning and timing. It can take a year or two to prepare a business for sale, even a small one that doesn’t have millions in turnover. The timing of the sale of your business will also help to maximise the sale price. One of the most important parts of preparing your business for sale is getting your financials in order. The first thing a prospective buyer may ask for is a copy of your financials. You need to have at least three years of audited statements prepared along with your current year financials. They need to be comprehensive and up to date and be appealing to buyers. Your financials will be structured for tax purposes so it’s important to remember they show the financial strength of your business. You will need to take into account: • Business owner income • Business owner benefits • Expenses not directly related to running the business • Non-recurring business owner revenue. This will give a better indication of the true profitability of your business to a prospective buyer. A business buyer is also interested in • The future earning capacity of the business • Whether the business has a strong brand or is heavily dependent on the business owner • Whether there are growth plans in place to increase revenue. Once a decision is made to sell, you must work hard to further the brand and not yourself and work on substantiating and predicting future revenue streams.

This week you will hopefully notice a lot of people walking round wearing very distinctive bright blue beanies. That’s because they have decided to ‘Bang on a Beanie’ to raise awareness for acquired brain injury (ABI) as part of Brain Awareness Week which runs from 11-17 August. The objective is to increase community understanding of ABI, raise funds, and develop sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships with organisations across the country. ABI refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth (with the exception of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - FASD). That damage can be caused by an accident or trauma, by a stroke, a brain infection, by alcohol or other drugs or by diseases of the brain like Parkinson’s disease. Brain injury is common. More than 600,000 Australians have an acquired brain injury, with three out every four of them being under 65 years of age. As many as two out of every three of these people acquired their brain injury before they turned 25, and three out of every four people with acquired brain injury are men. Clearly a major cause of brain injury is falls and preventing falls is an important consideration which your pharmacist can provide information and counselling about. You can get detailed information from pharmacies providing Self Care health information via the Preventing Falls fact card. Ring 1300 369 772 or log onto the Pharmaceutical Society website www.psa. org.au and click on Self Care then ‘Use the Self Care Pharmacy Finder’ for the nearest location.

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The actions of Hunter MPs has again dominated ICAC inquiries this week and has brought national focus to our region for all the wrong reasons. There is now a trail of alleged corruption that travels from Newcastle through the Central Coast all the way to Macquarie Street. We should all abhor corruption, because corruption hurts us all. These donations, gifts and outright bribes were all given with an expectation of a favour done in return. Whether or not those favours have yet been given is irrelevant. The act of accepting tainted money taints the receiver, whether they act on it or not. Political leaders, at the local, state and national level, are having difficulty regaining the trust of the community. Every scandal, every broken promise, every backflip erodes what little trust the community still has in our political leaders. After the embarrassment caused by the actions of Eddie Obeid, senior figures in the NSW Labor Party are calling for the establishment of a federal equivalent of ICAC to ensure the scandals we have seen in State Parliament can’t be repeated in Canberra. I hope all sides of politics agree to this vital reform, but other changes will be needed as well. Tougher caps on donations are needed and the prohibited donor list needs to be strictly enforced. We must work towards a system where MPs spend less time raising money for elections and more time working for the community after the election. Full public funding of election campaigns is an idea worthy of further discussion.

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Sundrenched family/rumpus room Garaging + Carport + workshop + storage area Large 718 sqm block Located in a whisper quiet side street Fantastic central location, so close to everything

Often sought yet rarely seldom found Massive 5/6 bedroom single level family home Located on a huge 1318 sqm block Quiet side street location Featuring formal lounge and dining

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Oversized rumpus room Study or 6th bedroom, 2 x bathrooms, air con New kitchen with ceaser stone bench tops 2 x garage with workshop, 2 x carport Garden shed plus great backyard

Auction held on site Saturday 30 Aug at 10.30am Inspect: Saturday 16 Aug 10– 10:30pm & Wednesday 20 Aug 5 - 5.30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

Auction held on site Saturday 30 Aug at 2:30pm Inspect: Saturday 16 Aug 2 – 2:30pm & Thursday 21 Aug 5 – 5:30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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Price: $345,000 Inspect: Saturday 16 Aug 11 – 11:30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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Price: Best Offer Over $480,000 Inspect: Saturday 16 Aug 1– 1:30pm Contact: Jedda Douglas 0456 063 397

Price: $1,300,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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Price: Best Offer Over $449,950 Inspect: Saturday 16 Aug 12 – 12:30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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Price: Best offer over $420,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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Price: Best Offer Over $535,000 Inspect: Saturday 16 Aug 3 – 3:30pm Contact: Troy Duncan 0416 290 555

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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

REGO INSPECTIONS

European Made Vehicles & 4WD Vehicles At Extra Cost - Conditions Apply Check In Store

• Exposed aggregate • Pattern colour cove • Stamped • Stencil • Slabs • Driveways • Alfresco areas • Pool surrounds • Pathways • Custom design

WW8161

BUILDERS

DG&H WALTON BUILDERS LIC178878C

ALL TYPES OF BUILDING WORK • EXTENSIONS • RENOVATIONS • DECKS • PAINTING • BATHROOM RENO • SUSPENDED CEILINGS • CONCRETING • COMMERCIAL WORK • FLOATING FLOORS

0451 004 500

www.ponmanconstructions.com

RENOVATIONS SPECIALIST MAINTENANCE GROUP • Carpentry • Painting • Bricklaying • Concreting • Plumbing

Lic: 214118c - R91364 - 232492c - 233668

COOPER’S PRESSURE CLEANING ABN No.66593474621

Industrial Strength Clean

No job too big or small! FREE quotes! Phone Daryl 0400 117 867 OR 4920 7526 WW8163

Free Quotes

• Plans to Council • Gable Carports • Awnings • Screen Enclosures • Glass Rooms • Decks • Deals directly with the Builder/Owner

DECKS & PERGOLAS SPECIALISING IN DECKS & PERGOLAS

IC BUILDERS Carports, handrails, stairs & house renovations

Lic No. 162879c

For your convenience We accept!

Ph: 4960 8621 or M: 0405 327 656 Lic no. 146456C

WW8263

DESIGN AND DRAFTING

PLANS FOR: • New Homes • Alterations • Renovations • Additions Charlestown Home Plan Service Ph 0418 764 257 or 4942 5878 Kevin Walker WW8299 WW10439

IS YOUR HOME CRACKING UP? • CRACKS IN YOUR HOME • HERITAGE BUILDINGS • EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE REPAIR • BUILDING SUBSIDENCE

CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE PHONE JOHN 0412 273 367

WW8168

Phone Wazza 0409 997 857

10% Disc Pensioners Phone Rod on 0432 178 628 or 4968 9013

SPECIALISED PIER REPLACEMENT/ • UNDERPINS RE-LEVEL & RE-SUPPORT SUNKEN • HOMES / FLOORS • UNDERPINNING YOUR HOUSE FOOTINGS

Lic 196372C

Concrete Wazza

Phone Matt: 4976 3270 0414 941 922

CLEANING

• Cleaning House exteriors • Retaining Walls • Driveways • Paths • Entertainment Areas • Fences

Honest + reliable service!

WW8260

Domestic - Commercial - Civil No jobs to big or small Over 20 years experience Pensioner discount

Phone Neil: 0431 515 066

M.0418436981 M.0407481717 WW8165 AH.49597813 *NEW HOMES extensions renovations *Maintenance *all aspects of building

• Kitchens and Bathrooms • Maintenance • Access to all trades • No job too small

Call for a quote

• Wall & Floor Tiling • Internal & External Work • Bathrooms/Laundrys • Gyprocking

Lic 210427c

F Q u ree o 2 0 te s expyrs .

Personal, honest and reliable service

40 YEARS EXPERIENCE

D + J MILLER CONSTRUCTIONS

0434 578 007

CAR PORTS

WW8298

FREE QUOTES! • Retaining Walls • Fences • New Homes Ph Adam: 0414 311 720

WW11033

When quality matters • Residential and Commercial • New Homes • Alterations and Additions • Decks and Pergolas

2 week turnaround

Macquarie Hills

WW10637

AV BROWN BRICKLAYING

BUILDERS

WW8265

BRICKLAYING

Lic 192105C

Specialist in pattern & aggregate

Phone: 4952 5133

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~ Leaky Showers ~ Laudries Ph/Fax 4975 5767 Mob 0402 463 999

Lic 236513C

Decorative Perfection Concreting

Unit 2/35 Northcott Drive Kotara - at rear of Officeworks Kotara

Bathrooms Renovation Specialists ~ Tiling

Lic No 5748C

Ph Darren: 0403 746 022

Engine oil and oil filter change Up to 4 litres of 10w30 engine oil Vehicle safety inspection Full brake inspection (adjustment extra) Cooling system pressure test & inspection Electronic battery testing

KOTARA AUTOMOTIVE

43 Thomas St, Edgeworth www.hiqaerials.com.au

BATHROOMS

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4965 8849

•Plasma TV Mounts •Speaker Cables •Extra Outlets •Tall Mast Removal •Free Quotes

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AGED PENSIONER DISCOUNTS ON ALL LOGBOOK SERVICING AND REPAIRS

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HI-Q AERIALS •TV/VCR Tunings •Insurance Work •Satellite Equipment •Digital Boxes •Boosters

SAVE $65

$29

NORMALLY $37.40

WW9872

Lic: 189172c • Residential concretor No Job • All types of concrete finishes too big • Driveways • Patios Free or small! • Garage Slabs • Footings Quotes! • Re-Surfacing

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• CCTV Installations • TV Wall Mounting (with hidden cables) • Install New Antennas & Remove Old Ones • AV Fault Finding

0431 766 033

•Digital Antennas •Home Theatre Leads •Connections •Coax Cables

MACWILCRETE

$109 CAR SERVICE

GO DIGITAL TV • Foxtel, Phone, TV, Internet Points • Satellite TV • TV, DVD, HDD, Tune-Ins/Setups • Home Theatre & Surround Sound Installs

CONCRETING WW8169

ANTENNAS

WW8300

Lic 231270c


BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

ELECTRICAL

AMCM ELECTRICAL

ABC SEAMLESS

knowledge to resolve complex matters efficiently and

that NLS Law is able to service all legal requirements.

• Nu-Line • Mini-Line • Square-Line • Quad

FINDING WORKABLE SOLUTIONS

GUTTER CLEANING

WINTER SPECIAL

Gutter Goblins

CALL NOW!

VACUUM SYSTEM WW8179

Lic 231433c

Lic No. 35681S

Call

131 546

www.jimsfencing.net

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• Steel • Pool • Colorbond® • Gates • Paling • Picket • Feature Fencing JIMFSTH1

We clean all gutters with our new vacuum machine technology using trained WH&S and certificated working at heights crew, we also have professional installers of Gutter guard, we promise to beat any written quote by 20%! SPECIALISTS IN... • ROOF LEAK REPAIRS AND • RIDGE CAPPING REPLACEMENT • HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING • MOULD REMEDIATION • GUTTER VACUUM CLEANING

PENSIONERS DISCOUNTS & ALL INSURANCES IN PLACE FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND. WE WILL BEAT ANY PRICE!

Call Carlo 0435 730 143 Email carlob@guttergoblins.com

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• Roof replacements • Leak repairs • No job too small • Free quotes - pensioner rates

WW8190

Call Terry 4954 0309 m.0414 540 309

HANDYMAN

www.guttergoblins.com.au

ROOFING

PENSIONER DISCOUNT FREE INSPECTION

• Repairs or renewal • Leaf & Bird Proofing • Gutter Cleaning • Stormwater drainage

HANDYMAN SERVICES

FREE QUOTES WW11341

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Specialising in: 3 Colorbond, timber fencing & gates 3 Pool fencing 3 Fully insured 3 All work guaranteed 3 Free quotes

LTD.

• GUTTERING • FASCIAS • DOWN PIPES • METAL ROOFING • LEAF GUARD • VALLEY IRONS • FREE ADVICE • FREE QUOTES • BIRD PROOFING • PROMPT SERVICE • 6 DAYS A WEEK “Newcastle born & bred with 25 years experience”

CARDIFF GUTTERING SPECIALIST

Make your gutters our problem and never worry again.

FENCING & GATES

ALL STYLE FENCING

To advertise here call Gary on 4032 8151, you can’t afford not to!

August only Gutter Vacuum & Down Pipe Clean only $220 Single storey or $280 Double storey

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GUTTERING

We accept!

0407 926 004

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• Painting • Renovations • Maintenance

Phone Stuart on:

Lic No. 183840c

0419 580 344

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Lic L10548

Lic 264367C

PH. JUSTIN 0438408801

www.newcastleelectricianservices.com.au

BRAD DWYER

Phone/Fax: (02) 4958 7349 ST Mobile: 0412 382 017 RA IG NG Lic. L11123 H RI

ROOFS, DRIVEWAYS & WINDOWS

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL • FREE QUOTES

0409 077 927

Ph: 4948 6611

GUTTER GUARD HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING

Specialising in tight fit excavations

For a Free Quote

For an obligation free measure and quote

WW8182

No job too small... We do it all

• Half Round • Roundline • Steel Fascia • Fascia Cover

Available in 25 colours in most profiles Daily delivery throughout Newcastle Central Coast and surrounding areas

GUTTER CLEANING

WW8183

Need an Electrician?

JUS DIGGIN

E XCAVATOR + TIPPER HIR E WW8178

Lic. No. 94958C Email: bellamy_electrical@hotmail.com ABN 26 839 303 479 WW8175

Lights & Ceiling Fans Phone, TV & Power Points Switchboard Upgrades Stoves, Ovens & Cook tops Range hood InstallaƟons Alarms & Safety Switches RenovaƟons & Rewires

Manufacturers & Suppliers Quality Rainwater Products

The skill and care given to all their clients ensures

EXCAVATIONS & EARTHMOVING

Mob: 0414 453 219

ACE GUTTERS

cost effectively.

Level 1/ 83 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow • P 4927 6315 • F 4927 6525 E office@nlslaw.com.au • W http://www.nlslaw.com.au/ WW11193

FREE QUOTES

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WW8192

0409 926 797

ROOF REPAIRS/RESTORATION COLORBOND ROOFS • WHIRLY BIRDS LEAF SCREEN (for gutters)

PHONE JOHN 0412 273 367

Lic 231270c

WW8174

• Domestic & Commercial • Repairs & Installation • New Homes & Extensions • Alarms Data CCTV • Airconditioning • No job too small YOUR ONE STOP ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

They possess the insight, experience and

• Marriage & Defacto disputes • Property Settlements • Divorce • Attendance at Court • Parenting Agreements • Consent Orders • Out of Court Settlements

Metal Roofing Leafguard Products Rainwater Tanks Roof Restoration Reliable Service & Competitive Prices

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towards client‘s specific needs.

FAMILY AND CHILDRENS LAWYERS

CRAIG BELLAMY ELECTRICAL GREAT AIRCON LE SPECIALS AVAILAB

are committed to Justice. They are able to formulate a legal approach tailored

PENSIONER DISCOUNTS

0449 634 794

All Types of Gutters Installed Factory Direct • Comprehensive Warranties

WW11192

• Lights • Power Points • Ceiling Fans • Smoke Alarms • Safety Switches • Testing & Fault Finding • Rewiring & Installs • Electrical Hot Water Repairs • Small Appliance Repairs - Ovens/Cookers, Hot Plates & Rangehoods

Neisha Shepherd and her team at NLS Law

Lic No 173676C

Lic 234141c

GUTTER DISCOUNTERS

NO ELECTRICAL JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

CONTACT MARTY ON

GUTTERING


BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Lic 253186C

• Paving • Retaining Walls • Decking • Fencing

PA I N T

Phone John Carver on: n:

4965 8888 0418 496 970

I N G SE R VIC E S

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

LAWNMOWING

0422 341 858 4942 7140

0409 499 783

“we show up” Same day quotes 7 year guarantee

Phone Eric

0401 295 071

Licence No. 222296c

PLASTERING Qualified in all aspects of

PAINTER INTERIOR / EXTERIOR

Ph 4975 5533

PC REG: 3255

WW8203

Lic 251316c

WW10652

Gypco Interiors

7695

ROOFING • Quality Bluescope Steel • Leaf Protection • Professional Service • Custom Folded Flashings

Call Gary on 4032 8151 to advertise

Lic R98381

PHONE - DALLAS FRE QUOTEE 4963 3620 OR S 0414 287 867 LIC-R94323

WW8202

EXCELLENT WORK GUARANTEED

All areas! Call Ross 4957

Phone Mick 0419 977 039

For the cheapest and most comprehensive pest control treatment on the market.

Specialising in Termite & Pre-purchase inspections, General Pest Treatments, Termite Treatments & Baiting Systems, Pre & Post Construction Termite Treatments

No depot to depot charge for move in Newcastle areas

– NO JOB TOO SMALL – Patch-up specialists. Quality finish using quality products. Reliable, trustworthy. Servicing all areas. Call anytime for a friendly, FREE quote.

WW8199

GAZBUG PEST SERVICES

Call Gary on 4032 8151 to advertise

Satisfaction guaranteed!

GYPROCK AND PLASTERING

PEST CONTROL

WW8197

STAPLES TRANSPORT

MG PLASTERING

FREE QUOTES! • Re-paints & new work Call Dave • Dulux Premium paints • Reasonable prices 0406 473 572 • Industrial - commercial - domestic

www.instylepainting.com.au

ENSIO DISCOU NER NTS

REMOVALIST

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FREE ES QUOT P

0432 692 520

Lic 180258C

WW8205

• Interior & Exterior • Plaster Repairs • Feature Walls • All work guaranteed

Lic. 137066c

• 20% senior discount • Leaking showers • Rising damp • Epoxy flooring • UV stable coatings • Roof repairs

WW8367

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

Eric’s Painting Service

Lic 47982C

• Lawn mowing • Pruning • Gardening • House wash downs

WATERPROOFING AND

• New work • Real Estate/Strata • Special owner builder rates • Bathroom rectification work • Brick sealing - clear coat • Negative pressure - waterproofing

RE-LEVELING

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PTY LTD

DANNY’S

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

PIER REPLACEMENTS PIER REPLACEMENT

propertyservices

Ph:

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RE-PIERING

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0418 686 472 - 4942 1306

MASTER PAINTERS ASSOCIATION MEMBER

Don’t just get the job done, get it done right!

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Call Mike 0413 686 757

• Plumber • Gasfitter • Gutters • Blocked Sewers Pensioner Discounts, 30 Yrs Exp All areas:

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

www.belair-painting.com.au

Gold Lic 436C

www.dezignalandscape.com.au

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1. Our free written quotes are valid for 6 months 2. All our commercial work is fully guaranteed 3. You are covered by warranty insurance on all domestic work 4. Only the best premium products used on your home or property 5. We are proud members of the Master Painters Association 6. We will make an appointment time to suit your needs

BEL-AIR

Specialising in:

Dave Knights Plumbing Service

Six great reasons to use Bel-Air Painting Services:

WW8207

LANDSCAPING

Phone Terry Slupik - All areas 4954 0309 • 0414 540 309

• Domestic or Commercial Painting and Decorating Projects • Anti-Graffiti Coatings • Roof Re-Finishing • Texture Coating • Fire Retardant Systems • High Pressure Water Cleaning

WW9870

Save $$$ by renovating your existing kitchen

Big or small, we do it all!

For more than 80 years the Carver name has stood for quality workmanship, courtesy and integrity. They have a proven track record that’s second to none. So when it’s time to paint, it’s time to think Bel-Air Painting.

A brilliant plasterboard service by Gypco. Specialising in small, large and insurance jobs.

PHONE BRICE, MANDY OR SAM AH: FAX:

4959 8566 4027 5673

oziwiroofing@gmail.com

Paul Gauci 0412 962 519

FREE

QUO TES

Lic No: 261305C

www.oziwi.com.au

WW11463

WW8193

PLUMBING

PLUMBER

? T S A F R E B M U L P A D E E N RIAL COMMERCIAL, INDUST C, TI OMES DO D

24/7 SERVICE

Full domestic and commercial plumbing, drainage and gas fitting including: Blocked drains $99 no more to pay* (we unblock it or it’s free) Hot water, electric, gas & solar Leaking pipes, taps and toilets Leaking roofs & gutters

SAVE 10%

If you mention this ad*

SAVE 20%

for all pensioners

*up to $100

Lic# 247138c

Lic 103194C

• Kitchen face lifts • New kitchens • Wall/Entertainment Units •Free Quotes • 15 years experience • Darren Anderson (Qualified Cabinet Maker)

Is it time to paint?

Lic. L3569

THE KITCHEN DOCTOR

Ph/Fax 4982 9449 • Mob: 0412 400 634

PLUMBING

WW8304

KITCHENS

*Terms and conditions apply.

Renovations All the latest cost-saving equipment & technologies Same-day service or it’s free (why wait?)* Up-front, fixed pricing (no surprises)* Lifetime labour warranty (all work guaranteed) Fully qualified tradesman Interest-free payment plans* We will beat an genuine written quote*

Call the General 1300 557 725 www.generaltrades.com.au

WW8979


BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

WW8213

• Small, medium & large jobs • Prompt service • Full insured “We’re cheaper because we enjoy it”

Free quotes all areas Phone Shelley 4984 6996 Mob 0419 289 223

BTS TREE, PALMS & STUMP SERVICE

RUBBISH REMOVAL

SCRAP METAL

RUBBISH REMOVAL All types, all area’s Caged trailer and truck available Mattress Removal too!

WW8218

For your convenience We accept!

WW8219

To advertise here call Gary on 4032 8151, you can’t afford not to!

RUBBISH REMOVAL

SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS

RUBBISH REMOVAL •All areas •All kinds of rubbish

PATRICK’S SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS

•All removed •Prompt Reliable Service •7 Day Service

FREE QUOTES!

0412 510 111 or 4955 2416 WW8222

• Repairs to all makes and models • Repairs to all overlockers • Pick-up and deliver • In home service • Over 30 years experience

Ph: 0411 275 032

WW8301

PLASTERING • Quality workmanship • Fully insured • Renovation work • Water damage & patchwork

WW8897

WW8216

Service guaranteed Ph Shane 4959 6091 Mob 0410 564 044

Ad placed at advertisers request

TILING

Wall & Floor Tiling Bathroom renovations Decks & living areas No job too small Call Rob 0425 394 541

CALL NICK 0477 000 891 or 4908 1630

PHONE JOHN 0412 273 367

 Friendly  Fully insured

CROWN TREE SERVICES

• Stump grinding & wood chipping • Full tree removal & block clearing • Crown reduction & shaping FREE QUOTES & 24 HR SERVICE

We’ll g oo a limb ut on 4U

Ph Tony 0412 769 957 Carrington

For your convenience We accept!

No job too small

• Fancy cornice specialist • Prompt reliable service • Pensioner discounts • All aspect of plastering

WW8226

Specialising in: • Tree removal • Pruning and tree maintenance • Block clearing • Chipping and mulching • Stump grinding • Rural services • Land management

 Safe  Reliable Lic 177898c

0418685761 49582756

• All roof repairs & renewal

• No job too big or small • Quality tradesman

WW8223

WW11354

• DEMOLITIONS • YARD CLEARING • EXCAVATIONS

we do all scrap! APPLIANCES - CARS - CAR PARTS - CLEAN UPS - MACHINERY, PARTS, CLEAN-UPS - we do all scrap!

Right as Rain Roofing

ALL RUBBISH REMOVED

ONSITE CERTIFIED WEIGHBRIDGE!

CALL RICK 0409 225 188

SD & L RUBBISH REMOVAL

ROACHY’S

FOR ALL ROOFING AND GUTTERING NEEDS • OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE • RENEWALS AND REPAIRS • REMOVAL OF OLD MATERIALS • ALL COLORBOND ROOFING REQUIREMENTS • FIRST CLASS WORKMANSHIP

benny57@bigpond.net.au

NO WEIGHT LIMIT! NO LOAD TOO BIG! NO TOO SMALL! ALL-FERROUS & NON FERROUS METALS

0407 794 769 www.newcastlerubbish.com.au

A.B.N. 82 162 153 639

Mobile: 0408 681 866 Phone/fax Ian: 4948 6551

Friendly service, fully concreted yard! PICK UPS AVAILABLE Recycle today & Save tomorrow

RICKS GUTTERING & ROOFING PTY. LTD.

WW8296

SKIP BINS NOW AVAILABLE

FULLY INSURED • FREE QUOTES Email: customlineroof@gmail.com

• Free quotes • Pensioner discounts • Fully insured • All tree work & pruning • Arborist • Prompt reliable service 30 years’ experience No job too small or large

EETES FQRUO

Specialising in Domestic and Commercial • Metal Roofing • Guttering • Downpipes • Wall Cladding

WW8224

DISCOUNT Tree Trimming - Tree Removal

0423 779 100

0427 877 147

59 PACIFIC HWY BENNETTS GREEN

WW10851

Licence No 222296c

WW8228

FREE Re-paints & new work QUOTE Dulux premium paints S! Reasonable prices Industrial - commercial - Domestic

• • • •

Call Dave 0406 473 572 www.instylepainting.com.au

Brock Kenny

Lic no 112440c

Ph 4950 1573 Mob 0414 300 305

WW8227

0477 464 447 Lic No. 252546C

PENSIONER DISCOUNT FULLY INSURED FREE QUOTES!

WW8225

(for your gutters)

BJ’s TREE SERVICE

“we show up” Same day quotes 7 year guarantee

GREEN LIVING KING PTY. LTD • Leak Detection • Roof Repairs • Roof Painting • Roof Cleaning • Guttering • Metal Roofing • Leaf Screening

TREE SERVICES

Lic 231270c

ROOFING

• Clean up when job is complete • Free quotes

WW10438


AT www.hgwsremovals.net Ph: 4929 6763. Newcastle. 5 ton truck. Polite, fit & experienced. Satisfaction guaranteed Staples transport refer to Trades & Services. Ph: 49 577695.

COMPUTERS & ACCESSORIES NEW, E REPAIRS, TUTORING Your home or mine! From $25 per hr. Ph: 0419 684 584. 20 yrs experience.

COURSES

MOTORS: MOTOR VEHICLES

FOR SALE

FIREWOOD 4 SALE

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PH: 4953 0311 Advertise in the Classifieds from as little as $25! Phone Gary 4032 8151 today!

PEST CONTROL

KNITTING & CROCHET K classes Ph: 4957 5501

CALL JOHN A AT ACQUIRE PEST CONTROL 0408 496 084 All types of pest control including Termite work.

HEALTH BEAUTY & FITNESS EDUCATION & TRAINING ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT RESUMES 25yrs experience.Resumes, Letters and all Application Criteria. Marilynne: 0438 154 882 mpv@mpvas.com

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Local Community Meeting to present Telstra’s Proposal for a Telecommunications Facility within Caves Beach Telstra is proposing to install a new Telecommunications Facility within Caves Beach. This facility will improve network coverage and capacity to Caves Beach and the immediate surrounding area. We are preparing to submit a Development Application (DA) before the end of 2014 to Lake Macquarie City Council for this proposed new facility. As part of this preparation, Telstra is seeking comments from local residents prior to the submission of any DA. Telstra is asking you, the residents and businesses located closest to the proposed facility in Caves Beach to provide comments on this proposal. Therefore Telstra will be holding a local community meeting at ‡ Caves Beachside Hotel and Resort, 7 Mawson Close, Caves Beach from 7pm-9pm on Thursday 21st August 2014. If I can please ask you if you are interested in attending our ORFDOFRPPXQLW\PHHWLQJWKDW\RXFRQÀUP\RXUDWWHQGDQFH (for catering and seating purposes) via email to jmills@ urbis.com.au or you can call me directly on (02) 8233 9923, although we welcome you to attend even if you cannot FRQÀUP\RXUDWWHQGDQFH We will also be accepting submissions in regards to this proposal until 1st September 2014. You can send submissions via email to the address above or by mail to Jon Mills, Urbis Pty Ltd, GPO Box 5278, Sydney, NSW, 2001.

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THE RAYMOND TERRACE JETS have narrowly failed to win the blue ribbon No.1 Grade State Pennant Title. Raymond Terrace convincingly won their three Sectional matches defeating Dubbo Railway 60/44 in Round 1, Nowra 78/46 in Round 2 and Park Beach 59/36 in Round 3. This resulted in a semi-final show down with No.1 Grade favourites Taren Point. Taren Point displayed their class defeating Raymond Terrace by 15 shots, 56/41, winning on all three rinks. The quartet of Steve Garry, Mike Nagy, Cy Threfall and David Axon recorded the biggest win 18/9 over Haydn Bojkowski, Tim Twining, Ian Lean and Jason Stokes. The other two rinks were close, hard fought affairs with Joel Mitchell, Craig Donaldson, John Green and Australian representative, Wayne Turley edging out Shaun Richards, Jamie Minter, Shane Evans and Lennon Scott 19/18. While Reg McCulla, Simon Lyttle, Chris Green and New Zealand international, Ali Forsyth downed Jim Towers, Tony Ellercamp, Michael Abel and Matthew

GRAND FINAL Baus 19/14. Belrose proved too strong for Cabramatta in the second semi-final winning 66/38. The 12 day 54th Annual Mattara Carnival with 1091 entries commences next Monday with the playing of Sectional matches in the Les Parrott Memorial Open Singles and Restricted Singles. Defending Open Singles champion Chris Ramage (Soldiers Point) has drawn Section 16 to be played at Toronto Workers with his Sectional opponents being Brett Findlay (Teralba), Scott Thoroughgood (Lambton) and Paul Adams (Mayfield West). The semi-finals and finals of both events will be played at Wallsend next Wednesday.

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LOCAL RUGBY HAMILTON BECAME THE FIRST TEAM to defeat Wanderers in this year’s NHRU competition with a 17-14 win at Passmore Oval. Mataiasi Ucutabua, Dean Wood and Eric Vasukicakau scored for Hamilton. Merewether Carlton won a highscoring clash with Nelson Bay 42-35 at Townson Oval. Edward Clifton and Riley Smith both scored twice for the home side. University’s attack fired as they ran riot in a 92-22 win over Lake Macquarie at University Oval. Leo Manny grabbed four of University’s 14 tries with Lewis Freeth crossing for three. Waratahs travelled to Marcellin Oval and came away with a 47-26 win over Maitland. Hayden Pedersen and Tim Riley each scored twice for the visitors. Southern Beaches thrashed Easts 59-3 at Allan Davis Oval. Tyler Ostle, Andrew Delore and KJ Ng Lam all crossed twice for Southern Beaches. Ladder after round 16: Wanderers 72pts, Hamilton 65pts, Southern Beaches 57pts, Waratahs 54pts, Merewether Carlton 45pts, Nelson Bay 43pts, Maitland 34pts, University 21pts, Easts 19pts, Lake Macquarie 9pts. This weekend (all games Saturday 3pm): University v Southern Beaches at University Oval, Easts v Wanderers at Dangar Park, Nelson Bay v Hamilton at Strong Oval. Waratahs v Merewether Carlton at Waratah Oval, Maitland v Lake Macquarie at Marcellin Oval.

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essnock continued their late season Tooheys Cup resurgence with a commanding 22-6 win over Western Suburbs at Harker Oval on Sunday. The Goannas moved into the top five as Brendan Williams, Chris Pyne, Kori Barber and Jacob McKendry crossed for the visitors. Macquarie defeated South Newcastle 26-24 at Townson Oval on Sunday and overtook the Lions to move into second place on the competition ladder with two rounds remaining. Royce Geoffrey, Randall Briggs, Adam Swadling, Chris Hyde and Josh Schmiedel each scored for the Scorpions. Steve Widders crossed for a double for South Newcastle. Another tight match at St John Oval on Sunday saw Central Newcastle overcome Maitland 23-22. Josh Neilson scored twice for the Butcher Boys with Tom Morton and Terry Collins grabbing one each. Tyme Dow-Nikau notched a double for the Pickers. In Saturday’s only match, Kurri Kurri recorded a 26-22 win over Lakes United at Kurri Kurri Sportsground. Lachlan Hill scored twice for the home side with Simon Craig, Tim Bennett and

Western Suburbs and Cessnock clash at Harker Oval on Sunday Lachlan Shipard also crossing. Honeti Tuha scored two tries for the Seagulls. Ladder after round 16: Western Suburbs 26pts (+178), Macquarie Scorpions 23pts (+86), South Newcastle 22pts (+113), Central Newcastle 20pts (-4), Cessnock 19pts (+144), Maitland 18pts (+155), Kurri Kurri 14pts (-144), Lakes United 10pts (-202), Port Stephens 8pts (-326).

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This weekend’s fixtures: Kurri Kurri v Central Newcastle at Kurri Kurri Sportsground, Saturday 3pm; Maitland v South Newcastle at Maitland Sportsground, Saturday 3pm; Macquarie Scorpions v Western Suburbs at Peacock Field, Saturday 3pm; Port Stephens v Lakes United at Tomaree Sporting Complex, Sunday 3pm. Cessnock have the bye.

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Knights coaching set in Stone Patience and commitment to club rewarded with another chance at the top job PAUL MONFORTE

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ecruitment and planning for 2015 will begin in earnest for the Knights after the appointment of Rick Stone as head coach of the Knights for the next two years. Stone returns to the role after taking over the Knights’ NRL team towards the end of 2009 after the departure of Brian Smith and continuing on through 2010 and 2011 before the arrival of Wayne Bennett. “Rick has a thorough knowledge of our club and the community, which are qualities we felt important in the head coach position,” CEO Matt Gidley said. “We look forward to Rick continuing to focus his energies on our current NRL team, and also our NSW Cup team as they move towards the finals later in the year.” Stone said he had learnt a great deal over the past three years and felt he would be in a good position to take the Knights forward. “It’s great to get another chance to coach the Knights because it’s not often you get a second opportunity to coach at the same Club,” Stone said.

Current NSW Cup coach, Rick Stone will take the reins of the NRL side next season “We have some exciting times ahead with some great young juniors coming through this year and some more talent not too far away from playing NRL.” Meanwhile, Knights captain Kurt Gidley praised his teammates for refusing to concede

defeat in the latter stages of Saturday’s match against Melbourne. Down 30-20 with three minutes to go, very few Knights fans would have expected to be jumping out of their seats shortly after. But as captain Kurt Gidley said after the last-

gasp 32-30 win “if you don’t believe, you have no chance”. Gidley was swamped by teammates after kicking a conversion after the siren and thanked the fans for sticking with the team throughout a difficult season. “They’ve been through the highs and lows with us, so I think everyone walks away pretty happy and proud of their team,” Gidley said. Coach Wayne Bennett said he wasn’t sure where the match was going to end up after the Knights were down 12-0 after only 10 minutes. “But they sorted things out on the field amongst themselves and got themselves back in the contest,” Bennett said. The Knights’ lower grade sides set the scene for the NRL heroics with convincing victories earlier in the afternoon. The NYC team shut out the Storm 38-0 and are now four points clear at the top of the ladder. Newcastle’s NSW Cup team dominated Cronulla with a 56-12 thrashing. The Knights are at home again this weekend when they take on the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday at 2pm at Hunter Stadium. The NYC match will get underway at 11.45am. The NSW Cup side will play the Warriors at St John Oval at 2pm on Saturday.

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