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Can you hear me? You’re breaking up! Yellow Rock and Megalong Valley residents to receive better phone reception after funding boost ERIN MAMO

t appears frustrated Blue Mountains residents in two very serious mobile phone black spots will have to wait another two years before they get adequate reception. The Federal Government recently announced that Yellow Rock and Megalong Valley are on the list of ‘government priority locations’ for round three of the Black Spot Funding Program. As part of its commitment to the $220 million Mobile Black Spot Funding Program, the Government has allocated $60 million over three years to target 125 priority locations in regional areas. Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, said the sites were promised black spot funding in last year’s Federal Election. “It is a testament to the strong advocacy from the communities of both Yellow Rock and the Megalong, where we know how vital communication links can be,” she said. “It is disappointing that, following the

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Friends support brave girl’s big battle Family friend shaves her head to raise money to support three-year-old cancer sufferer Jane Olsen ERIN MAMO

ast Saturday Katoomba local Emma Argall shaved her head in support of the daughter of a family friend who, at just three-years-old, is battling cancer. Ms Argall lost her locks at Gallery ONE88, where locals came together to raise funds for little Jane Olsen and her family’s ongoing expenses. Ms Argall said her family first met Jane’s when they moved to the Mountains and started going to St Hilda’s Church in Katoomba. “My daughter is six weeks older than Jane and we have watched the girls grow up together,” she said. “We love the family and we want to do anything we can to help.” Jane was diagnosed with Embryonic Rhabdomyosarcoma after doctors found a tumour in her abdomen in 2016. Since then, Jane has undergone many surgeries and chemotherapy to remove the cancer. Last week Jane underwent perhaps her biggest hospital procedure yet, full cancer removal surgery. Her dad, Angus Olsen, said during the surgery Jane also had Hyperthermic Intra-

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Delve into the lives of local artists Artists to open up their studios to the public for Blue Mountains Arts Trail ERIN MAMO

lue Mountains artists will be opening their studios up to the public on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 as part of the Blue Mountains Arts Trail. Next month, nine artists will showcase a variety of art including quilts, ceramics, metal work, textiles, photographs, mosaics, digital art and much more. Chairman Graham Tribe said by visiting an Arts Trail studio you become witness to an extraordinary place where the artist showcases their body of work in one of many forms. “An artist’s studio can be likened to stepping over a threshold, and travelling into the unknown,” he said. “Or if you like an ‘in between place’ where the potential for something wonderful to happen comes alive.” This year’s artists are based from Bullaburra to Mt Victoria. During the trail, the community will have the unique opportunity to meet and talk with artists while observing their work in the surroundings in which they are made. The trail aims to promote both professional established artists alongside aspiring, emerging practitioners.

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Artist Kristel Smits taking part in last year’s Blue Mountains Arts Trail Furniture maker Peter Adams, visual artist Linda Calaghan and ceramic artist Patricia Smart are three of the artists who will participate in the trail. Mr Tribe said the best part of seeing an artist’s studio is that their space allows a visitor to inhabit a reality they have not been privy to. “It’s a kind of magical garden where the

improbable are transformed beyond the ordinary,” Mr Tribe said. The trail will run from 10am to 4pm over both the Saturday and Sunday, and art work will be available for purchase at each studio. For event details, a map and information about each artist, visit www.artstrail.org. au.

Local artists get top advice Create NSW visited Katoomba last week to host an Arts Project Ideas Clinic where local artists could meet with industry professionals and get advice about their craft. As a new Government agency, Create NSW brought the clinic to the Mountains to show local artists that they are supporting them. Create NSW CEO, Michael Brealey, said the agency wants to be visible in the heart of the community. “We can offer a wealth of advice and information that may make a huge difference to the many diverse arts individuals and groups in the region,” he said. “As well as a multitude of NSW Government funding initiatives offered through the Arts and Cultural Development Program. “Applying for funding can be a daunting process and isn’t a one size-fits-all model, so we wanted to show artists exactly who we are, listen to their needs and have relaxed face to face conversations to advise on what the best options for them are.” The event, which was held last Wednesday at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, saw over 50 local artists turn out to speak to representatives from Create NSW as well as members from Blue Mountains City Council and representatives from the Bathurst Museum and Arts Centre. A spokesperson from Create NSW said that overall their team had productive discussions with attendees.

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A keen-eyed security guard has caught an ecstasy dealer in action. At about 1.45pm on Sunday, May 21, a security guard at Penrith Leagues Club observed a 22-year-old man from Blaxland acting suspiciously. After being approached by the security guard, the male handed over a bag of pills, alleged to be ecstasy. Police were notified and attended the location and conducted a search. In addition to the pills, police officers also seized a mobile phone and an amount of money located on the Blaxland male. He was questioned and subsequently charged by police with ‘supply prohibited drug’, ‘possess prohibited drug’ and ‘deal with proceeds of a crime’.

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State Politics

Image crackdown Western Sydney Labor MPs gathered last week to lodge the petition against the M4 toll to NSW Parliament EMILY NEWTON

ngry western Sydney and Blue Mountains residents have had their voices heard, with the NSW Opposition lodging a petition with over 10,000 signatures to Parliament against the reintroduction of the M4 toll. The new toll will cost motorists up to $4.56, meaning five-day-a-week commuters face paying an extra $2,188 a

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year to travel on the M4. It is set to begin in the second half of this year after a four week grace period. Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Western Sydney and Londonderry MP Prue Car said the toll unfairly targets local motorists. “Communities across western Sydney are furious about this – evident in the fact we have more than 10,000 signatures,” she said. “It’s a kick in the guts that communities

in western Sydney will have to pay more than $2,000 a year extra in tolls when cost of living pressures are already out of control.” NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley said Labor will campaign against the toll all the way until the next election. “It’s a great big monster tax on western Sydney motorists,” he said. “The number of signatures rose faster than the toll itself – and that’s saying something.”

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Turning back time

Tragedy struck the area back in May 1950, when a 20-year-old man from Sydney died when a canoe he was in capsized in the Nepean River. It would take eight days for the body of Robert William Keep to be recovered.

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anis Joplin is one of history’s greatest rock icons, bringing us hits like ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ and ‘Piece of my Heart’. This month audiences will take a closer look at her short but extraordinary life in ‘Pearl – The Janis Joplin Show’ at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood. Acclaimed performer Liza Ohlback will pay homage to Janis’ legacy in this show that tells the story of how the singer/songwriter became the first lady of rock ‘n’ roll. With a mix of words and music – including 20 hit songs – this is a show no Janis Joplin fan will want to miss. Grab your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. bluemountainstheatre.com or call 4723 5050. The Record has a double pass to give away to ‘Pearl – The Janis Joplin Show’ at Blue Mountains Theatre on Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. For your chance to win, email the code word ‘JANIS’ to competitions@bluemountainsrecord. com.au with your name and contact details. Entries close Thursday, June 1. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM/17/01416. Terms and conditions available online at www.bluemountainsrecord.com.au or Blue Mountains Record reception.

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The terrorism tragedy in Manchester last week is a reminder of what a horrible world we live in sometimes. Our thoughts are with everybody affected by this awful event.

Blaxland OCCUPATION: Mayor of the Blue Mountains FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN THE MOUNTAINS: There’s too many to mention! We have a lot of great Thai restaurants in the Lower Mountains! FAVOURITE CAFÉ IN THE MOUNTAINS: 2773 in Glenbrook WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE MOUNTAINS WHEN YOU HAVE SPARE TIME: I spend as much time as I can with my four beautiful kids. Watching my little girls playing, watching my eldest daughter in performances and seeing my son play soccer and chilling out with him while watching Friday night rugby league!

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Mountains’ Sausage King is all smiles East Blaxland Butchers has the best sausages in the Mountains after second placing in competition ERIN MAMO

nd the Sausage King of the Blue Mountains is... Scott Evans from East Blaxland Butchers. Recently, the annual Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger Competition took place at Nepean TAFE, where products from independent butchers in south west Sydney and western Sydney were judged and awarded. Mr Evans, who owns and operates East Blaxland Butchers, nominated three of his products this year. He finished second in western Sydney in the ‘Traditional Australian Beef’ category and third in both the ‘Continental’ category and the ‘Gourmet Open’ category. Mr Evans said he believes his success came down to the fact that his sausages are top quality. “For the traditional beef category that we came second in, I put up our traditional thick sausage, which is made from good quality fresh products,” Mr Evans said. “We don’t put fillers in our sausages and we are proud of that.” Woodcroft Quality Meats took out first place in the Australian Beef category for the second year in a row for their thick

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beef sausage. During the judging process, sausages and burgers were scrutinised in the uncooked stage on internal and external appearance, texture, bloom, shape and consistency. Then each product was carefully cooked on a BBQ and judged on cooked appearance, distribution of texture and ingredients and, of course, the all-important taste test. Winners in each category from across 18 regions of NSW will now compete in the state final of the Australian Meat Industry Council’s National Sausage King Competition, which will be held this September in Tamworth. The state winners will then go on to compete at the National Sausage King Finals in Melbourne in February 2018. Mr Evans, who is relatively new to the Sausage King competition, said he plans on entering a few more of his products in the future. “We are really happy with what we have achieved this year,” he said. “It gives us some bragging rights and the chance to advertise our product as an award-winning sausage.” Mr Evans’ sausages are flying out the door, so get in quick for a taste!

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I learned that some people are simply going to create far more stress than it’s worth. People who don’t fit my ideal customer, ultimately end up taking far more of my time and resources. This isn’t good for my finances or my mental health! To develop a profile of your ideal customer, it helps to write down characteristics as though you are describing a person sitting in your workplace. You can include: demographics; their likes and dislikes; their dreams and fears; what they like to read or watch on TV; their family make up and/or relationship status; education; gender; and so on. Once you have done this exercise, you will be able to tailor your marketing, customer service and sales in a way that will resonate with the people you want as customers. It will become much easier to create marketing content that is relevant to them. You can work out how you can deliver more value to them, because you now understand what THEY value. And you can genuinely offer a solution to your target market that they need you to solve.

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he key to maintaining an effective social media presence and getting new leads is your follower base. The main thing we want to focus on when increasing our followers is ensuring they are real customers, either current or potential. This ensures that our organic, unpaid posts are getting to the followers who we want to see it. We don’t want to waste our organic reach on people who will never utilise our services, live overseas or are completely out of your target market. Therefore, it is not practical to invite every single personal friend on your Facebook page or buy followers from third party vendors who instantly give you 5,000 followers for $50. By having fake followers on your page, you are wasting your organic reach on people who aren’t real customers and therefore the only way to reach your actual customers is by paid advertising. To get effective followers: Ask your customers to follow you The simplest way to get real followers is to put your socials out there to your current customer base.

Add social images with links to your email signature and to all of your marketing collateral, to let your current customers know you’re there. If you ask your customers to follow you, you’ll find the majority of them will want to keep up to date with your business. It’s the simplest and quickest way for them to do so. Encourage your customers to post on their socials If a client is happy with the service you provide, chances are they will be happy to share their positive experience with their friends. Ask them to post a photo on their personal socials and tag you in their posts. You’ll be appearing right in front of all their friends and followers which, in turn, become potential followers and customers. After your client has posted their photo, repost it on your socials. It’s easy content for your page and shows all of your followers that other people are both loving your business and posting about it, so it encourages others to do it too. We will cover more follower building tips next week!

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he 9th Regional Business Expo is just around the corner. The annual event, which is being held at the Blue Mountains Community Theatre and Hub in Springwood, is taking place next Wednesday, June 7 at 9.30am. Local businesses attending the expo, like Blue Mountains Computers, are now busily preparing their stalls for the event. Owner, Hess Hami, said he is looking forward to the event, which he has been involved in for the last two years. “Although my business has been

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around for almost three years, we are still considered new,” he said. “The expo is a great opportunity to gain some exposure and let people know about who we are and what we can offer.” Mr Hami said he has successfully gained customers from the last two expos. “It’s not just new customers that I have gained, you end up speaking to other businesses and that opens up other opportunities,” he said. Mr Hami, whose business specialises in a range of services, said the best thing about the expo is that it’s not overwhelming and people will have a chance to experience each stall.

“Do you know a good financial planner?” is one question that would certainly keep me well fed. Presuming that is, that I was provided with a ‘hot dinner’ each time it was asked. Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to know lots of planners these days so my usual response when asked is the following. For me, a good financial planner is someone with excellent knowledge of their role. They must be licensed, with a clean record. They should also have a stable employment record with

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some years in their current position. In addition they will be personable, a good listener and have the ability to explain complex financial strategies, simply. And where do I find such a person? Start the search at the Financial Planning Association. They are the industry body, and although not compulsory to join, membership does indicate

a person’s commitment to their chosen career. They have a very good site which is easy to search for local candidates. So, armed with your list of potential candidates the next stop is over at the ASIC site. As the industry watchdog they have lots of easily accessible information. A search here reveals an individual’s, • Qualifications, experience and employment history • All product areas the adviser can provide advice about • If the adviser has been the subject of disciplinary action by ASIC • The name and number of the Australian Financial Services licence holder • Details about who owns/ controls the licence holder When you have narrowed down the field to three likely candidates, it’s now time to meet them. Make some appointments for the purpose of introduction. Normally the initial consultation is free, so take advantage of this. During these interviews establish whether the planner has the attributes you consider to be important. Once you have met them all, select the one that not only ticks all the boxes, but put you most at ease.

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tano & Friends’ to Riverside Theatres in Parramatta this June. Lorenzo will be joined by emerging artists including sopranos Bridget Patterson and Claire Chehade-James, along with mezzo-soprano Bree Meara-Hendy and accompanist and baritone Glenn Amer. “It will be a sort of variety show, covering a range of genres including opera, operetta, musical theatre and pop or ‘popera’ – since it’s opera singers singing them,” Lorenzo said. “If you’ve never been to an opera it can be very intimidating, so it’s a matter of just slowly introducing a little taste of it to the public.” Lorenzo was inspired by recent trips to Italy where he performed in venues of a similar scale to The Joan in Penrith and Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. “I want to bring those experiences I had in Italy to the west,” Lorenzo said. “I’m a westie, I’m a Penrithian. We’ve got an opera house and we’ve got opera in Sydney, but we need it in western Sydney. “There’s so many people I’ve spoken to that won’t hike to the city because it takes forever and it costs too much to go to the opera. So I’m bringing it to them.” Western Sydney Opera’s ‘Lorenzo Rositano & Friends’ will be on at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta on Sunday, June 18 at 3pm. Tickets are $37-$45. To purchase tickets, visit www.riversideparramatta.com.au or call 8839 3399.

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Grammy Award winners Linkin Park take a new direction on their seventh full-length album ‘One More Light’. The band are no strangers to reinvention, but this might just be their biggest stretch yet with this release being a purely pop affair. It’s a long way from the nu-metal sound that made their debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ such a success. While it’s understandable that musicians would want to explore different genres, it remains to be seen whether fans will want to stick around for the journey.

Captain Jack Sparrow is sailing back onto the big screen with the release of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’. In this all-new adventure, Jack (Johnny Depp) finds his life under threat when his old enemy, the evil Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), manages to escape the Devil’s Triangle. The only way to save himself is to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to do so Jack must team up with the brilliant astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) and the headstrong young sailor Henry (Brenton Thwaites) from the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, Jack at-

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Ê After plenty of speculation of late, it’s official – ‘Roseanne’ is returning to television. The classic US sitcom, starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, is back along with many other original cast members. Eight episodes have been announced to debut sometime later this year. John Goodman will return, despite his character Dan being killed off, which will be explained as Roseanne’s ‘dream’. News of the show’s revival follows recent comebacks for ‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘Will and Grace’, ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘Prison Break’ and ‘Full House’. Ê More shows in the US have been hit with the axe over the past week including ‘Training Day’, ‘Doubt’, ‘Pure Genius’, ‘Scream Queens’, ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’, ‘Secrets and Lies’ and ‘The Odd Couple’. Ê A number of US shows have been spared the axe and earned themselves new seasons including ‘New Girl’, ‘Quantico’, ‘The Exorcist’, ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ and ‘Code Black’. Ê Pop superstar Katy Perry is the first big name judge to join the brand new ‘American Idol’. Ê Channel Seven has secured the rights to the 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup, screening all 12 matches on broad-

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Ê Great news for fans of ‘Arrested Development’ with Netflix renewing the hit Jason Bateman comedy for a fifth season.

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MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

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Get ready for the spontaneous sparks to fly this week! Which could work out well, depending on your attitude. Brilliant ideas are favoured, but a hasty and half-baked approach could see you end up in a heap of trouble. So pace yourself Rams. Relationships and social media look super. You’ll find the more actively you participate in community projects, the more fabulous connections you’ll make.

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

The planets activate your hopes and wishes zone, so you need to be passionately proactive about your goals for the future. Don’t just dream about it, get out there and do it! Confidence is the fuel that will take you where you want to go. It’s also time to celebrate your strengths. Be inspired by Marilyn Monroe: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Business-minded Bulls – a creative approach clears away the cobwebs, especially when it comes to money matters. And with Mars moving through your $$$ zone, the more proactive you are about increasing your cash flow, the more your financial situation will improve. But avoid being too black and white about a complicated relationship issue (especially involving possessions or joint finances).

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With the Sun and sexy Mars stimulating your sign, you’re feeling flirtatious. As Australian performer Kylie Minogue says, “I’m just a natural flirt”. Mercury (your ruling planet) links up with powerful Pluto on Wednesday, so it’s time to approach life with extra passion and persistence. And don’t rush! Research and an unusually forensic approach will see you solve a problem or uncover a mystery or two.

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Virgos are versatile and multi-talented, but you’re not very good at promoting your skills and blowing your own trumpet. This week, with the Sun, Mars and Jupiter revving up your reputation zone, you’re shining in the public spotlight. So make sure you’re putting on a spectacular show! As Marilyn Monroe said, “Everyone is a star and deserves the right to twinkle”.

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

You love your creature comforts and Libran luxuries but avoid getting stuck in a complacent rut. With the Sun, Mars and Jupiter all activating your adventure zone, it’s time to plan an overseas sojourn; take an interstate trip; or rough it in the great outdoors closer to home. If you stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone, then you’ll feel more energised and alive! It’s also a wonderful week to consolidate a long-term relationship.

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JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

With Jupiter and the Sun stimulating your home zone, is it time to shake up your domestic routine; clear the clutter; extend your living space or even renovate? You need plenty of room to move at the moment. A family relationship is also set to improve in leaps and bounds. Saturn boosts professional productivity on Thursday, and helps you socialise and circulate with an influential new crowd.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Grab your magnifying glass and don your detective cap! With the Sun and Jupiter activating your intrigue zones you could uncover a surprising secret, as a financial fiasco or a romantic indiscretion is revealed. So your motto for the moment is from fellow Scorpio, Bill Gates: “Whether I’m at the office, at home or on the road, I always have a stack of books I’m looking forward to reading”.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Expect Monday to be full of frustrations and delays. But then business deals and professional matters are favoured from Tuesday, when your instincts lead you in the right direction. If you are fair and flexible, then you’ll be able to patch up a problem with a fractious family member. Clint Eastwood: “Sometimes, if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands”.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

You’ll feel like rocking the relationship boat and causing controversy. Be careful who you stir up though, as they may have a few surprise moves of their own! Make the most of your unique talents on Tuesday and Wednesday, when Mars and Uranus rev up your creativity. Look to avant-garde Aquarian role models for some extra inspiration. Sick of being single? You could fall for someone very fast, especially via an online introduction.

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No such thing as a perfect size: Time to focus on health Too often we judge health by what the scales say, but it’s a dangerous approach that isn’t helping us lead a better lifestyle...

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When it comes to the war on weight we are well and truly losing – and not in the way we intended. Even with a thriving diet industry we haven’t quite worked out the key to long term weight loss, with most people regaining weight, and then some. While this is a complex issue with a myriad of contributing factors there is one question that comes up over and over again: are we focusing too much on weight and not enough on health? This question has spawned a movement called Health At Every Size (HAES), which is gaining popularity among dietitians and other health professionals. The concept of the HAES approach is simple, put the focus on adopting healthy behaviours rather than weight loss. Teach people how to eat intuitively in a way that is healthy and pleasurable and encourage them to find physical activity they enjoy. As someone who worked with hundreds of clients during my years as a health coach, I have to say there’s many things that make sense about this approach.

Within my own little sample of clients – which in no way holds the same weight as peer reviewed scientific research, but does offer some interesting insights – I noticed that those who focused on weight seemed to lose less weight than those who focused on healthy behaviour change. I also spoke to many people who were in a ‘healthy’ weight range who had poor habits, and vice versa. The problem is there are many ways to lose weight, and not all of them correlate with health. For example, I could live on nothing but hamburgers and still lose weight, as long as I was restricting my intake enough.

What is good for weight loss is not always good for health. Now I am not going to get into a discussion about the complex relationship between weight and health – as I could never do it justice in this short amount of space, but I do think that focusing on the behaviours rather than the outcome is an important step in making progress towards better physical and mental health. I also know that people are more likely to take care of themselves when they feel they are worth taking care of. That’s hard to do when we’re too focused on being the ever-elusive ‘perfect’ size. See you next week!

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armelo D’Aquino holds a special place in my heart for two reasons. Firstly, the small delicatessen he established in Orange was one of the things that kept my late father sane. Arnold was an extremely proud Australian but as a post-war refugee from war-torn Europe he found the food here somewhat bland, to say the least… except for the continental goodies — sausages and breads and table wines, etc — stocked by Carmelo. Secondly, we tend to think of Orange as a quite recent addition to the Australian wine scene, but, in fact, Carmelo D’Aquino made his first barrel of wine there, in a small tin shed, in 1946, just on 70 years ago. The origin of the grapes has been lost to history but that hardly matters. What matters is that Carmelo is recorded as the first winemaker in Orange and that he started an industry that has boomed in recent years and lifted the district to an esteemed standard in the world of wine. That tradition has been inherited by his grandson Rex D’Aquino, who produces some of the country’s top drops under the Highland Heritage label and has just released a couple of reds in the new Patrono series, released specifically to honour the pioneering work of work of Carmelo. The Highland Heritage operation, on the outskirts of Orange along the Mitchell Highway towards Sydney, is one of region’s modern landmarks. And Rex, thankfully, has a firm grip on history. “We have seen great changes over the past 70 years. From traversing Australia to buy grapes we moved closer to home, making wine from Cowra during the 1980s and now making our flagship wines from vines that we planted here in Orange 1985,” he said.

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• Get organised for when you get home from hospital such as a stocked pantry, meals in the freezer, home help, childcare and a driver for appointments. • Organise the physical setting to allow you to comfortably recover, which could include being in a room close to the bathroom, choosing a suitable chair to be able to sit and stand from, use a long handled “grapperâ€? to assist you with picking things up. • Have strategies in place to assist you manage your pain such as suitable medications, a comfortable resting place and pacing yourself. • Know how to move around safely to protect and avoid strain on your surgical site such as how to stand up from sitting, bend, roll, cough, lifting/ carrying. • Understand how to avoid constipation and how to correctly empty and manage bowel symptoms after surgery. • Know how to correctly activate your pelvic floor and core muscles. • Know what type of movement and exercise is appropriate for what stage of your recovery. A pre and post surgery visit to physiotherapy will empower you with all the information and exercise required for optimal recovery. See you next week!

Many women undertake gynaecological repair surgery such as hysterectomy and pelvic organ prolapse repair. Women are often anxious and fearful of impending surgery. Too many women are unaware of the precise surgical procedure they are embarking on and don’t fully understand how they can maximise their recovery and success of the procedure. Preparing for surgery is key to a better recovery. Empowering women with strategies to help them recover not only reduces anxiety and fear but also helps them feel in control of the rehabilitation phases allowing women to safely and successfully return to a healthy active lifestyle. Some key points on helping prepare for surgery include: • Discuss with your specialist the exact procedure you will be having so you are fully informed and understand the surgery. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or do your own research. • Develop healthy habits to ensure you are at peak health for the anaesthetic and surgery.

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Seeing red: Australian Fashion Week proves that black’s out! Australian Fashion Week is great to check out all the new trends, but you can be inspired by the colours and styles to build your perfect new wardrobe...

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The red trend can be taken on no matter if you a going big or small. A great way to include the showstopper colour is to accessorise red with your bag or shoe and keep the rest of your outfit neutral with whites and denim. At Novo Shoes, you can find the Kalisha red velvet pointed toe boot, perfect for the season with an elegant stiletto heel. Street style watching at the MercedesBenz Fashion Week has shown us a few little tricks and tips to update our current wardrobe with the way we choose to wear different pieces. Jackets – whether it be an oversized boyfriend denim one or a zip up bomber – they have all been buttoned/zipped to a point that lets you wear them completely off the shoulder. This trick works well with the classic trench coat and instantly gives you a cool updated 2017 look. Play around with the Selena Dolly Coat from Forever New at Westfield Penrith and layer a long sleeved top underneath, so you don’t get cold shoulders! You may not be walking the cat walk any time soon and maybe you can’t afford the high end fashion that we sometimes see at Fashion Week, but you can certainly be inspired by the trends and pick up some great items at your local Westfield. Do you have a fashion subject you’d like Alyce to tackle? Send an email to news@ westernweekender.com.au.

Every Australian Fashion Week has us waiting on the edge of our seats to see what the big name designers will be releasing in their upcoming new season collections. Often pulling more inspiration are the captivating street style looks of fashion goers attending the huge event. For fashion fans and fans of people watching, here are the latest upcoming trends you should be looking out for in the months ahead. The colour of the season has to be red. Nobody wants to wear black anymore, the more bold the better! At designer Strateas Carlucci’s show, a striking patent leather above the knee coat was featured. The designer chose to pair back the red coat with grey neutral tights and strappy grey heels. A look that certainly grabs attention, Michael Lo Sordo opted at his show for a daring red on red silk pantsuit, channeling vibes cross between oriental and classy pyjamas.

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fter they punted numerous big names recently, the Western Sydney Wanderers have gone on a spending spree, adding four new players to the club. Roly Bonevacia and Josh Risdon have both signed with the Wanderers until the end of the 2018/19 season while Michael Thwaite and John Hall will join the club on one-year deals. Bonevacia joins from Wellington Phoenix, where he made 80 A-League appearances and netted 14 goals in his three seasons at the club. A youth international with the Netherlands, the 25-year-old’s ability to fill a number of attacking roles for the team will be a big bonus for coach Tony Popovic. “I’m very excited to start a new challenge, it’s something I’m really looking forward to,” Bonevacia said. “The club is very hungry for success and the coach gets the best out of his players and makes them better.” Josh Risdon moves east from Perth Glory where the right-back was the club’s most capped player with 142 appearances. Capped three times by the Socceroos,

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