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Over 200 people are expected to converge on Buttenshaw Park in Springwood this weekend for the sixth annual Billy Cart Bash. Some 80 races will be held, with events run according to age as well as the popular daddy-daughter race and a masters race for those who want to re-live days gone by. For those not wanting to race, there will be plenty to do on the day with a range of activities on offer. Erin Mamo reports on page 9

$4.7 million win for kidney disease patients

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Local kidney disease sufferers will no longer have to travel to Penrith for treatment with a $4.7 million centre to be built at Blue Mountains Hospital. The State Government announced last Thursday that it would honour an election commitment to build the dialysis centre for those suffering from kidney failure.

“This state-of-the-art unit will give patients a better quality of life,” said Health Minister Brad Hazzard. “Living with kidney disease is hard enough without having to travel long distances several times a week for life-saving treatment.” Katoomba resident Melissa Hodges, who travels to Penrith three times a week for dialysis, said the news of a nearby facility is very welcome. “It’s a long drive from Katoomba to Penrith when you have to do it three

times a week, especially when you aren’t feeling your best,” she said. Unfortunately patients will still have to make the trek to Penrith for a little while longer, with construction on the new facility not scheduled to start until next year. Once complete, the new centre will cater for up to 24 people a week from the Blue Mountains and Lithgow, easing the pressure on Nepean Hospital in Penrith. Read the full story on page 7

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English Channel awaits local doctor Glenbrook resident Stuart Lane will swim the famous English Channel to raise money for new ICU clinic ERIN MAMO

espected intensive care doctor Stuart Lane is preparing to swim the English Channel next week in the hopes of raising enough money to open Australia’s first intensive care unit follow-up clinic. A competitive swimmer already, the Glenbrook resident, who works at Nepean Hospital, said he hopes to raise $1000 for every mile that he swims in the famous channel. “I’m aiming to raise $21,000 in total,” Dr Lane told the Record. “We already have the infrastructure and support at Nepean Hospital but what we need now is the funding to buy the equipment that we would need to run the clinic.” Dr Lane said there is a real need to establish a follow-up intensive care unit clinic for patients because they often get discharged and their local doctor and family do not know how to take care of them. “Often what we see is that even though a person is discharged from hospital they still have a lot of long-term health difficulties, both physical and emotional,” Dr

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Lane said. “People in intensive care have survived a critical illness and they have high rates of re-admission to hospital, so we are trying to prevent this from happening. “Being able to come to a clinic with skilled nurses and inpatient rehabilitation would help them to work through issues and get the care they need.” In preparation for what will be roughly 13 hours of swimming across 30 kilometres of English sea, Dr Lane has been training at Glenbrook Pool. He’s also been playing football and working out at the gym to prepare his body for the gruelling adventure ahead. The English Channel is currently a chilly 16 degrees, with variable conditions like wind and wave height in excess of two metres. Dr Lane said the weather conditions will definitely impact his swim. “It’s not so much the distance of the swim but the weather conditions on the day,” he said. To follow Dr Lane’s journey leading up to the big swim on July 28, visit cspf. co.uk/tracking and select the boat named Anastasia. To donate to Dr Lane’s goal of $21,000, visit crowdfunding.sydney.edu.au/ project/6890.

Dr Stuart Lane will swim the English Channel later this month. Photo: Melinda Jane

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Local trails receive big funding boost State Government injects more than $818,000 into popular Blue Mountains’ walking trail upgrades ERIN MAMO

he Blue Mountains will receive close to $1 million dollars in Government funding, to extend walking trails in the region. As part of the 2016-17 Metropolitan Greenspace Program, the NSW Government will give Blue Mountains City Council just over $818,000 to extend the Great Blue Mountains Trail from Leura Cascades to Kiah Lookout in Katoomba. The funds will also be used to upgrade reserve trails at Knapsack Reserve in Glenbrook. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said that along with Council’s contribution, the two attractions will see a $1.6 million injection of funds. “The Great Blue Mountains Trail is seen as essential in realising the full potential of the Scenic Southern Escarpment project,” he said. “It will provide the off-road shared connection between popular sites and attractions.” The NSW Government grant of just over $593,000 for the Great Blue Mountains Trail, will go towards design and construction of a 450 metre safe pedestrian and bushwalking connection.

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The Great Blue Mountains Trail is an accessible pathway for walkers and cyclists which links key recreation and tourist attractions It will also cover the design of trail improvements to Scenic World in Katoomba. The NSW Government grant of $225,000 has been secured to partly fund the devel-

opment of a central hub for sporting activities at Glenbrook’s Knapsack Reserve, which is part of the Scenic Eastern Escarpment Master Plan. “This funding will upgrade cycling and

walking trails in the reserve to provide improved access to new facilities and existing lookouts,” Cr Greenhill said. Minister for Planning and Minister for Housing, Anthony Roberts said 19 projects across NSW would be funded as part of the Metropolitan Greenspace Program. “The program improves regional open space by co-funding projects that enhance parks, bushland, natural areas and waterway corridors,” he said. “The $4 million, which the Government announced for the 19 projects, is the highest funding in the history of the program and this demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to delivering on the open space needs of our communities.” According to their website, The Greater Commission Sydney, who are supporting the project, said they have had a record number of applications from Local Councils this year for funding. Applications for the next round of funding under the program will open next month. For more information, visit www. greater.sydney/metropolitan-greenspaceprogram. What other popular walking trails in the Blue Mountains need to be upgraded and why? Tell us by emailing news@ bluemountainsrecord.com.au.


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o you enjoy going out for a walk in Wentworth Falls or having a coffee with furry friends in Glenbrook

Park? If so, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is looking for locals to help care for some adorable, soft and fluffy puppies in training. The organisation currently has 30 Labrador/Retriever puppies that need temporary homes for up to 14 months. Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Puppy Development Manager, Karen Hayter, said as well as providing lots of love and cuddles, puppy raisers help introduce pups to the sights, sounds and smells it is likely to encounter as a guide dog. “We are looking for people that are home most of the time, who are interested in putting effort into training and socialising the dog,” she said. “What you will get in return is a fantastic experience.” Springwood retirees Jenny and Glen McCue, who are currently housing and training their second guide dog, said volunteering their time in this way is very rewarding. “I’d been looking to do some more volunteer work after working with Meals on Wheels for some time, and we decided

Springwood locals Jenny and Glen McCue love raising guide dogs. Photo: Erin Mamo

this was a good idea now that we have time on our hands and are at home everyday,” Ms McCue said. “Zorro, the four-month-old that we are currently caring for, has a lot of energy so he fits in perfectly with our lifestyle as we already have a dog that we get out and walk daily.” If you chose to get involved, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT provide food, veterinary care, flea and tick prevention, and are always on hand to provide guidance. Puppy raisers need to have a fully-fenced yard, be away from home no more than four hours at a time, and have access to a car so that they can attend training days in the local area. Puppy raisers must also be available to visit the Guide Dogs Centre at Glossodia for vet checks and Puppy Pre-School when required. With 28 people diagnosed with vision loss that cannot be corrected every day in Australia, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is always searching for more volunteers. Taking over two years and costing $35,000 to breed, raise and train each guide dog, they are provided at no cost those who need them. If you would like to become a puppy raiser, you can apply online at www.guidedogs.com.au/guide-dogs/puppy-raising or call the Guide Dogs Centre at Glossodia on 4579 7555.

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Blues great Andrew Johns summed it up best when he said New South Wales simply “doesn’t get it”. As the Origin decider unfolded last Wednesday night, it was obvious that the class of Queensland on and off the field was going to prevail.

Much of what Queensland have managed to achieve at Origin level over the last decade is based on passion and a belief in themselves. The Blues simply don’t have it. They seem to think the “time is right” for a change when it comes to Origin domi-

nance but they have no idea how to instigate that change. What’s worse, they almost appear unwilling to work for it. It’s time for Laurie Daley to go. It’s time for Mitchell Pearce to be confined to history. In short, it’s time to blow up the whole thing and start again.

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Mayors team up to host airport forum Councillor Mark Greenhill to host a ‘Western Sydney Airport Exposed’ forum with Blacktown Mayor ERIN MAMO

he Mayor of the Blue Mountains will join forces with the Mayor of Blacktown to host a Western Sydney Airport community forum this Sunday, July 23. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said the airport is a significant proposal affecting the livability of western Sydney for the next century. “The airport has been approved on the basis of a grossly inadequate final Environmental Impact Statement and Airport Plan, having significant impacts on the communities of the Blue Mountains and western Sydney,” he said. “I encourage our community to attend this free event, which will provide further information on how this airport will impact our residents.” The ‘Western Sydney Airport Exposed’ forum will be held inside Blacktown City Council’s Nirimba Room from 1pm to 3pm. The event will provide further information on the issues and impacts of the airport planned for Badgerys Creek. To register for the event, visit www. eventbrite.com.au/e/western-sydneyairport-exposed-community-forum.

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eady. Set. Go! The 6th annual Billy Cart Bash is on again in Springwood this week-

end. This Sunday, July 23, organisers from C3 Church are preparing to welcome over 200 locals to Buttenshaw Park for around 80 billy cart races. Pastor Betheny Mills said the billy cart races are always a fun family day out. “Each year we have seen kids as young as three all the way through to adults getting involved in the fun,” she said. “It’s a great community event and that’s what our church is all about – family, community and building relationships.” This year’s derby will see various races according to age as well as the popular daddy-daughter race and the master races event. Each race winner will be given a trophy along with bragging rights at a special presentation at the end of the day. The Kevin McLane Trophy will also be awarded to the person who has the most creative cart. “Last year we saw a number of themed billy carts including Super Mario, a prin-

cess, a shark and Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine,” Ms Mills said. “This year we can’t wait to see what people come up with.” For those who are keen to come along but may not necessarily enjoy the thrill of billy cart racing, there will also be a jumping castle, face painting, kids colouring-in, a sausage sizzle, a variety of food stalls and more. C3 Church in Warrimoo, who host and fund the yearly event with help from a number of local businesses, are also planning on giving a portion of the proceeds to Compassion Australia and C3 Community Services. “Compassion Australia support children in poor countries, giving them access to education and health care services and also providing safe environments for them,” Ms Mills said. “C3 Community Services exists to help people in the local Campbelltown community, who are experiencing poverty.” The 6th annual Billy Cart Bash will begin at 12.30pm this Sunday, July 23 at Buttenshaw Park in Springwood. Registration to compete in the event is just $5. To find out more information and how to register, visit www.billycartbash.com.au.

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Missing bushwalkers found safe Husband and wife from out of town spend freezing night in bush after going missing in Blaxland ERIN MAMO

wo missing bushwalkers in their 60s were found safe and well last Thursday morning after spending the night in a cave in Blaxland. The 65-year-old man, Hyung Lee, and his 63-year-old wife, Kyunghye Lee, left their Strathfield home last Wednesday and travelled by train to Blaxland where they set off along the Florabella Pass, one of the more rugged treks in the Blue Mountains. Superintendent Paul Albury said the pair were reported missing after their daughter became worried when they didn’t return home on Wednesday night. “Police Rescue started a search for the pair on Wednesday night that continued until around 2am the following morning,” he said. “With no success in finding the couple, we then resumed another search on Thursday morning.” Police said the couple were eventually found when they wandered into the backyard of a home on Cowdery Street in Glenbrook, asking for assistance. “Despite the man being a diabetic, the two were in good health, without any injury or illness,” Superintendent Albury

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said. “We’ve had some real cold snaps in the region in the last two weeks, with temps getting down to below zero, so it was quite fortunate that the temperature wasn’t too severe on Wednesday night.” It is believed the couple had planned to travel along Florabella Pass to Warrimoo but became lost when they took a wrong turn down a fire track and began heading back towards Blaxland and then Glenbrook on unfamiliar ground. The couple had bushwalked in the Mountains before but on better signposted and more popular walking trails. Police said this is a timely reminder to all bushwalkers to always plan their trip and carry a personal locator beacon, in case of emergency. “We’ve done 70 rescue operations already this year – that’s about three a week,” Superintendent Albury said. “We ask people that if they are preparing to do a bushwalk that they always track their trek with a personal locator beacon, which can be loaned from local police stations. “If you’ve got a beacon we can pin point exactly where you are if you become lost.” The couple’s family thanked police and the public for their assistance.

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Susan Templeman Susan.Templeman.MP@aph.gov.au

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Stronger Communities Grants nominations now open One of the things I love about the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury (and why it’s a privilege to represent these communities in Federal Parliament) is the incredible community groups and organisations that contribute to our sporting life and cultural activities, provide services for those in need, and generally foster a sense of community. The people who live here are full of ideas and energy to make our community more vibrant and inclusive and in my opinion, they deserve all the help they can get. Many volunteer hours go into our community organisations, but sometimes a little injection of funds can go a long way to realising a project. That’s why I am pleased to announce the opening of the next round of Stronger Communities Grants. $150,000 has been allocated to each Federal Electorate for eligible small capital projects

that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. MPs are given the task of consulting with the community and with the help of an independent panel, nominating eligible projects. Grant amounts range from $2,500 to $20,000, and the Stronger Communities grant can provide up to half of the total project cost. Projects need to be scheduled for completion by June 30 2018 and must have a plan and budget for how they will be carried out. If you are involved with a community group and interested in applying, you can submit an expression of interest (EOI). We’ll be opening EOIs this week and you can find further details about that process on my Facebook page. For details about eligibility, please see www. business.gov.au/Assistance/StrongerCommunities-Programme.

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t has been said that the true measure of a person is how they behave or perform when they think no one is watching. Can we draw similar conclusions in relation to running a business? I think we can. One way of thinking about this is in relation to motivation. If you are trying to do everything alone and have no one with which to share the load (either directly or in a supportive capacity), you may find yourself running out of steam. Whereas if you have someone working alongside you, you may discover that their very presence in your business can push you along to strive higher and further than you thought possible. To give you a personal, non-business anecdote: I regularly attend an adult swim squad at my gym. On the days that I swim with this group, I reach at least 2km, whereas by myself, I rarely swim more than 1km. The difference is, no one except me knows how many laps I’ve done or how fast I am doing them. This is not to say that I should not learn to push myself without external motivators. But the goal is far easier

when there are others there in various capacities, creating a more conducive environment. Another aspect of what you do when ‘no one’s watching’, is in relation to donations and local community support. Many businesses choose to donate part of their profits to charity or contribute volunteer hours to community events/organisations. In return, most charities provide some sort of recognition for your business. But would you still donate the same amount of money or time or resources if there was no kudos or PR opportunity? There is nothing wrong with receiving recognition, but do you contribute purely because of the tangible, profit-related benefits that you might get back? Or do you donate because you want to make a difference to a particular cause? Would you still do it without the recognition? We all operate differently and everyone’s motivations are valid. But sometimes it is worth pausing to consider what motivates us, and whether our actions are contingent on who sees what we’re doing.

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fter two weeks with the angels at home, you’re probably looking forward to them returning to school! But have you noticed your pre-teen or young adult has shown an interest in your business or running their own business? Many of the world’s top entrepreneurs started young, and if they show that spirit why not nurture it. Working in your business If you feel pulled between running your own business and your family, why not include your family members? From eight my step son has shown interest in helping out with my business activities. This can be from doing a bit of filing, to coming up with a logo concept! They can be great at IT – who knew you could have a background on Google Search. Turns out it’s another Chrome extension – look that up if you haven’t heard of them! The odd job may be fine for a bit of pocket money, but you can actually hire them as a casual or part-time employee. In NSW there is no minimum age, but there are rules around minimum pay and not being able to work school hours.

Check out Fair Work as you would for any employee. Starting their own business I’ve worked with clients aged 11 and 12, and although their mums were there, the ‘kidpreneurs’ were active participants. The business acumen Miss Twelve displayed recently exceeded many adults! Hobby versus a business Like any business venture involving a craft or home business, assess whether the ‘business’ is really a hobby or not. This can be assessed from the ATO website. A hobby where they cover only their costs by selling to friends or family could be a start. A real business Minors can set up a business, but there are some restrictions on entering into contracts. A minor can obtain a TFN and ABN so they can set up a business as a sole trader or in a partnership with a parent easily. We would recommend seeing a business advisor if this applies and we can help make sure you and your child are on the right track.

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BUSINESS

Hix Group is celebrating its 25th Year in business and is continuing to grow! We currently have 3 roles available, to join our Penrith Based business, with work throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area

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We are seeking Licensed Electricians who enjoy being on the tools & have solid projects experience including construction & commercial fitout. You will work under the direction of our Projects Manager, performing & overseeing site works, guiding other team members, ordering materials & attending site meetings. You must be able to work both in a team or independently, be meticulous with quality, have worked on a range of projects & have strong quality, safety & environmental management values Whilst some projects will be in the local Penrith area , others will be throughout Sydney Metro.

This is a new & unique role, in our Penrith Office, for an experienced electrician with maintenance & fault finding experience BUT who is now seeking to work in an administrative role, to join the Electrical division. Perhaps you are now unable to perform the physically challenging parts of a trades role or simply prefer to work in the office rather than on the tools. You will be responsible for prep & checking of invoices, quotes & documentation for jobs, assisting the managers with progress & handling of scheduled works & other admin duties related to progress of works. In addition to your trades background you will have computers skills, strong communication skills & attention to detail & accuracy.

We are adding to our team of qualified maintenance electricians, and are seeking licensed tradespeople with experience in domestic & commercial works, fault finding, stove & hot water repairs & all general electrical repairs & installs. Works will be across Government, Council, commercial, industrial & domestic sites and will include repairs ,maintenance installation, testing & inspection and fitout works. You will be an efficient & customer based tradesperson who values the service Hix Group provides to clients & you will be willing & able to train and develop our apprentices who are also a valuable part of our company’s growth.

You will be meticulous with quality, well presented, willing to use our electronic job management system & keen to embrace our Hix Group Culture of Team work, Pride & Responsibility. Send your resume now to HR@hix.com.au (applications will be treated in strict confidence)

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ket is a good case in point. This market is made up of two rather distinct segments – investors and owner occupied. A boom occurs when one of these segments increases in size rapidly and puts pressure on supply. This current boom is courtesy of an influx of investors scrambling for investment opportunities and, when-

ever demand suddenly increases, it has the effect of pushing prices up. These increased values then become a rather enticing ‘burley trail’ to those hungry for an investment. And as more investors are attracted, the more prices go up, which in turn attracts more investors, and so it goes. Investors are also constantly buoyed by positive media ‘noise’ that surrounds a boom market. This creates a ‘can’t lose on property’ attitude and foster’s an environment of urgency for people to hop onto the ‘gravy train’ before it’s too late to grab a bargain. And unfortunately, it is in these conditions that people can make some of their greatest financial mistakes. Last week I chatted with a very experienced realtor on Sydney’s North Shore. Surprisingly, he had witnessed some properties that had only recently returned to their 2003 purchase prices after 14 years (2003 being the end of the last property boom). That sure is a lot of time in the market just to get your money back! Have a topic you would like me to cover next week? Tweet @InvestorTuition.

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njoy a tasty musical treat when My Friend The Chocolate Cake head to the Blue Mountains Theatre next month. The ARIA award winners will bring their pop-noir sounds to the stage with music from across their extensive back catalogue.

With the brilliant songwriting skills of David Bridie, along with the beautiful strings of Hope Csutoros’ violin and Helen Mountfort’s cello, My Friend The Chocolate Cake create music that evokes the sounds of suburbia and modern Australian life. Inspired by people, places and their community, the band have become Aussie favourites since forming in the late 1980s.

My Friend The Chocolate Cake’s music has featured on hit shows like ‘Home and Away’ and ‘Heartbreak High’, while their instrumental track ‘The Romp’ may be familiar to keen TV viewers through its use in ad campaigns. The band took home two ARIA Awards, both for Best Contemporary Album back in 1995 and 1997. Defying genres, My Friend The Chocolate Cake is sure to bring a unique and

touching performance to the Blue Mountains Theatre stage. Tickets for this fantastic show are on sale now! My Friend The Chocolate Cake will be performing at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Friday, August 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$49. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bluemountainstheatreandhub. com.au or call 4723 5050.

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what's on AND where HEADING OUT Friday, July 21 Acoustic Soloist – Red Cow Free entry, 4.30pm 4721 5666 Friday Night Lights – The Joan Free entry, 5.30pm 4723 7600 Social Darts – St Marys Band Club $3, 7pm 9623 1211 Mary’s DJ – Australian Arms Hotel Free entry, 8pm 4731 3881 Bay City Rollers – Evan Theatre $68.50, 8pm 4720 5555 Justice Crew Blue Mountains Theatre 4723 5050 Friday, July 21, 7.00pm, $43.80-$86.80

Baylou, Bang Bang EP Launch – Rooty Hill RSL $15, 8pm 9677 4916 Therese Raquin – The Joan $60-$65, 11am and 7.30pm 4723 7600 3 Way Split – St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Endless Summer Beach Party – Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200 Shannon Noll – Blue Cattle Dog Hotel $40, 8pm 9670 3050 The ‘Australian Idol’ star live on stage! A Murder Mystery Dinner: A Bloody Dickens Christmas – The George Boutique Hotel, Blackheath $115, 7pm 4787 6111 Live Music – Wentworth Falls Country Club Free entry, 7pm 4757 1202

Met Winter Concert Hydro Majestic Hotel 4782 6885 Saturday, July 22, 6.00pm, $150

Saturday, July 22 Big Swing Band – Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 Too Many Guitars – St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Karaoke – Jamison Hotel Free entry, 9pm 4721 5764 Grease Fever – Evan Theatre $11.90-$17, 8pm 4720 5555 Oh Boy: Buddy’s Back with Friends – Rooty Hill RSL $10-$15, 8pm 9677 4916 Therese Raquin – The Joan

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Blue Mountains Men’s Group Fortnightly meetings 0491 107 431 W.S. Melanoma Support Group • 1st Monday of each month • 0431 142 911 Prostate Cancer Support Monthly meetings 1300 133 878 Springwood Rotary Club New members welcome 0448 852 769

Enjoy a thrill in the Mountains Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway. Following an award-winning redevelopment in 2013, this unforgettable experience offers glass-roofed carriages with expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley. Carrying 84 passengers, the train departs every 10 minutes. Disembark at the bottom station to access the Scenic Walkway and stroll through 2.4 kilometres of Jurassic rainforest. For more information, visit www.scenicworld.com.au/experience/scenic-railway.

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE NOW SHOWING SBS ON DEMAND Ê Huge news if you’re a fan of ‘McLeod’s Daughters’, with Channel Nine possibly interested in reviving the once hit show. While talks have already begun, a Nine spokesperson said “nothing is commissioned, or set in stone” as yet. ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ ended in 2009 after eight seasons. What will they bring back next? ‘A Country Practice’? Ê New Channel Nine cooking show ‘Family Food Fight’ has announced its judging panel ahead of its premiere later this year. Celebrity chef Matt Moran will be joined by former ‘MasterChef Australia’ favourite Hayden Quinn, pastry chef Anna Polyviou and UK food critic Tom Parker Bowles. ‘Family Food Fight’ is an original concept that sees six families go head to head in the kitchen, tasked with cooking a range of varied cuisines. By the

time this airs, surely we’ll be over cooking shows for the year.

Ê This is not Fake News: classic animated series ‘The Jetsons’ is about to become a live action sitcom. It’s understood Warner Bros is developing the beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoon into a multi-cam sitcom show. The move comes as Warner Bros continues to develop an animated ‘The Jetsons’ feature film. Ê The State of Origin decider between NSW and Queensland saw a massive audience of 2.49 million people tune in. Ê

If you haven’t seen new SBS series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ yet, do yourself a favour and get on it. Released last week, exclusively on streaming service SBS On Demand, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is based

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Ê If you’re a fan of the ‘Wolf Creek’ TV series on Stan, there’s more to come. Production has recently begun on season two. In the next six-part series, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) sees an opportunity of a lifetime after a chance encounter with a coach full of international tourists. Ê The incredible success of ‘Australian Ninja Warrior’ on Nine has spooked Channel Seven into delaying the planned premiere of ‘Little Big Shots’, which was originally scheduled to start last Sunday night.

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Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel comes to the small screen this week with the release of ‘Jasper Jones’. Audiences are taken into the life of Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller), a bookish teenager who lives in a small town in Western Australia during the Vietnam War. On one scorching summer’s night, Charlie is woken to find the local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones (Aaron L. McGrath) at his window.

Jasper leads Charlie into the forest where he shows him something that will change his life forever. As the pair set out on a journey to solve the mystery of this bizarre tragedy, the entire isolated community is overwhelmed by secrecy and gossip. This captivating coming of age story features a host of Aussie talent including Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving. ‘Jasper Jones’ is available on DVD now!

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Hip-hop veteran Jay-Z proves he still has the musical goods on this week’s new release ‘4:44’. The album features guest appearances by Frank Ocean and Damian Marley, along with contributions by family members including his mother Gloria Carter and superstar wife Beyonce. ‘4:44’ references lyrics from Beyonce’s acclaimed album ‘Lemonade’ and so far the personal material is clearly paying off with the album receiving positive reviews across the board, including four out of five stars from Rolling Stone. After all these years, Jay-Z’s still got it! Get your copy from all good music stores or download on iTunes.

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Get ready for the ride of your life with ‘Baby Driver’ hitting the big screen this week. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young partially hearing impaired getaway driver with a unique quirk, he relies on music to help his driving. After he meets the girl of his dreams, Debora (Lily James), Baby decides it’s time to give away his criminal life. Unfortunately it’s not that easy and Baby finds himself coerced into working for the crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey), which will threaten everything he holds dear. The film’s killer cast also includes Jamie Foxx and ‘Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm.

‘Baby Driver’ is the creation of writer/ director Edgar Wright, who is most well known for his work on ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’. ‘Baby Driver’ is raking in the positive reviews and getting plenty of praise for being able to seamlessly blend action with a smartly written storyline. Its takings at the box office have also been very impressive. If you love cars, music, action, or just a fun ride then don’t miss this one. ‘Baby Driver’ is currently screening at Hoyts Penrith in the Westfield complex. For more information on session times, visit www.hoyts.com.au.

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This week Uranus stirs up your reckless side, when you surprise – or even shock – others with an unpredictable move that comes right out of left field. But too much hot-headed hastiness could lead to an argument or accident, so pace yourself. On Thursday, Mars moves into fellow fire sign Leo which boosts your independent, boisterous side … and your impulsive, bossy streak. The New Moon phase is the time to be sporty, creative or just social.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

With pleasure-planet Venus (your ruler) linking up with indulgent Jupiter, you’re in the mood for flirting, shopping and socialising as you channel your inner hedonist. Don’t overdo it though. And be careful you’re not viewing a person or situation through ridiculously rosecoloured glasses! Sunday’s New Moon is a magical time of beginnings and the promise of things to come.

GEMINI

MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

It’s a wonderful week to crank up your social media strategy, as you network in increasingly clever, creative and proactive ways. So get circulating and advertising in style! An impulsive comment could land you in hot water though, so think things through before you post. The planets also shine a spotlight on money matters. Resist the urge to be flash with cash. If your finances are in a mess, develop some fiscal skills ASAP.

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JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

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You love to feel comfy, and sudden changes can catapult you into a state of catatonia. This week the planets shake up and then pulverise your Crab comfort zone – especially involving work matters or a personal project. Uranus urges you to banish boredom and take a smart calculated risk, as you shake things up via a professional pitch, a career detour or a new money-making venture.

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

This week some Cats will cause plenty of commotion behind the scenes; while others stir things up in a very public way. But is that really such a smart idea? Disruptive behaviour will just alienate you from others. By all means do your own thing, but don’t disregard the needs of family, friends and work colleagues in the process. With the planets all lighting up your sign, do your best to channel your fiery energy into fabulous dreams.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

This week action-planet Mars charges into your adventure zone. But progress will be erratic as Mars motivates you to move forward, while Saturn cautions you to look before you leap! If you run around on auto-pilot, then you’re more likely to make thoughtless remarks and silly slipups. The weekend is wonderful for travel, camping and outdoor activities. You’ll be at your boisterous best as you lead the way. Avoid outstaying your welcome.

VIRGO

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

When Mercury links up with serious Saturn you may veer off into Virgo worrywart mode. But stressing about problems won’t help. Instead, roll your sleeves up, put your head down, and just get on with the tasks at hand. And if you make a mistake then pick yourself up and start all over again. Richard Branson: “Do not be embarrassed by your failures. Learn from them and start again”.

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DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

You’ll have trouble coping with any restrictions that are placed on you by loved ones, so close relationships are likely to be unpredictable. You’ll find the more you try to assert your authority and independence, the more woeful the week will be. But shake-ups needn’t necessarily lead to breakups! Just remember – you can’t be the boss all the time. Calm down and recalibrate Capricorn.

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before competing in five swimming events. I’ll wrap up the competition by running in the 4x100m relay.” While Sarah is chomping at the bit to get overseas, she does require some much-needed financial assistance to help her with her travels. With no funding on offer from any of the governing bodies, Sarah and the rest of her Aussie teammates are forced to pay for the entire trip on their own. Sarah is hoping to raise $3000 via a GoFundMe page to assist in her sporting endeavours. “We don’t get any funding from Swimming Australia… we rely on sponsorship from businesses and raising our own funds,” she said. “We’ve had to pay for our own uniform, accommodation and flights. It is annoying because we have to pay for everything out of our own pockets and it’s not the cheapest thing.” After years of not being able to participate due to constant ear infections, the Nepean Aquatic Centre swimmer only took up the sport four years ago and impressed the moment she dived into the pool. To help send Sarah Keenahan to Canada for the upcoming World Dwarf Games, visit gf.me/u/79uug.

Sarah Keenahan will travel to Canada for the World Dwarf Games. Photo: Melinda Jane

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