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PASSION EXPRESS 70-year-old Valley Heights resident Roslyn Reynolds will open up her humble back shed to the public this weekend, unveiling a model train wonderland for fellow railway enthusiasts to marvel at. Mrs Reynolds’ lifelong passion for all things trains began when she was just a little child and continues to this very day. Erin Mamo reports on Page 7

ALARMING STATISTICS Apprenticeship numbers fall See page 3

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Has the AFL already won the war? emember when AFL was just some weird thing they played down in Melbourne that resembled aerial ping pong? Oh, how we laughed. When the Sydney Swans arrived on the scene in the early 1980s and the AFL was determined to become a truly national game, we continued to chuckle. The Swans struggled for survival during the dark times of the late 1980s and early 1990s, almost wiped off the map financially and struggling to get any serious recognition in what was a rugby league city through and through. On the back of Tony Lockett’s arrival in 1995, the Swans finally started to make some ground, helped out by rugby league’s bitter Super League war, and have never really looked back. Almost without the NRL noticing, the Swans would go on to capture a piece of Sydney’s heart and importantly, discretionary spending. A couple of premierships, consistent success and high profile signings ensured the Swans became a permanent part of the sporting landscape in the Harbour city, albeit the poorer cousin to rugby league for much of that time. While rugby league continued to fumble about, remaining Sydney-centric and watching attempts to expand into markets such as Perth, southern Queensland and Adelaide fail, the AFL quietly went about their business. While continuing to build on its success in Melbourne, the code’s careful planning would eventually see each major city in Australia represented by two clubs. Head office knew that meant local derbies, and as soccer has also proven,

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“They want our kids, which is why they put so much focus on school visits”

derbies are the key to grabbing publicity and interest from people whose sporting eyeballs are usually focused elsewhere. The introduction of the Gold Coast Suns ensured a Queensland derby, while the GWS Giants’ debut in 2012 was the ultimate chess move. No longer scared by rugby league’s dominance, the AFL declared Sydney was its to own. And to be honest, it was the equivalent of moving an entire football team into the city via a wooden horse. Rugby league was arrogant, and either didn’t care or didn’t notice what the AFL was doing. Fans and officials laughed again, just like they did back in the early 1980s. A few lone voices warned of what was to come, including Panthers boss Phil Gould who on countless times has preached to the NRL about the threat the AFL provides. They either don’t listen, or don’t have a clue what to do about it.

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We’ve seen in recent years, and in particular recent months, that the NRL is a shambles at head office. The Commission, which was once considered the giant hope of the game, has been a giant failure. The AFL, meanwhile, continue with their invasion. The GWS Giants have finished this year in the top four and are a realistic hope at winning the premiership. They are continuing to slowly build a fan base. The AFL doesn’t care how long it takes. The AFL doesn’t even care if you or I become a Giants or Swans fans. They want our kids, which is why they put so much focus on school visits. Anyone who thinks the AFL’s invasion is not a reality is kidding themselves. Rugby league crowds this year in Sydney were hugely concerning, and I can’t count how many times I was embarrassed watching games on TV with thousands of empty seats at ANZ or Allianz Stadiums. I assure you that the much talked about upgrades won’t change a thing in terms of crowd numbers. We’ll bring out plenty of excuses, of course, headed up by the fact that Sydney has nine clubs versus just two Sydney teams in the AFL. Fine, but five of them couldn’t even manage to attract a crowd that rivalled one of the AFL sides in some weekends during the year. The NRL has plenty on its plate at the moment, including a bitter dispute with clubs and players. The biggest threat to rugby league may well be from within given the shambles at headquarters, but a close second is very much the AFL. The AFL is not just winning the war, they may have already won it.

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Local apprenticeship numbers falling Labor says drop in enrolments and high course fees must be addressed for sake of students’ future EMILY NEWTON

ith one third fewer apprenticeships in the Blue Mountains this year, Labor is fighting to support skilled work for young Australians. Labor Senator and Shadow Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, Doug Cameron attended the Western Sydney Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo at Penrith Panthers last week, calling for more to be done to address falling apprenticeship and TAFE numbers. “Forums like this are absolutely essential so that young people understand that going to a vocational education system can give you good jobs, high skills and good pay,” Mr Cameron said. “I’ve had no tertiary education, I’m a fitter by trade, and I’ve ended up in the Senate, so it can open up opportunities for you. It opens up Australia and it opens up the world.” A part of National Skills Week, Mr Cameron was joined by Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman, Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar and State Member for Londonderry Prue Car. The cost of going to TAFE has “exponentially risen”, Ms Car said.

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“The NSW Government have increased the pressure on TAFE to deliver similar products on less money, so as a result of that, fees across the state as an average have risen by about 22 per cent,” she added. “For a basic Certificate III or Certificate IV at TAFE in NSW, in most trades, you’re looking at $4,000 to $5,000. Four or five years ago, that was somewhere in the order of $500.” Ms Templeman says it’s vital that local institutions including the Wentworth Falls TAFE is maintained, as recent conversations she has had with students about their future reveals their anxiety. “What we risk having is a generation who has actually lost hope that they can afford skills because of the extra cost they see,” she said. “To see one in three less people skilling up to become an apprentice is just a huge blow.” Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro also attended the Expo at Panthers. “A recent Skilling Australia report showed Vocational Education and Training is actually a more certain pathway to employment than university and offers better prospects for higher pay,” he said.

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Funding boost for Cultural Centre $100,000 in funding to upgrade audio-visual technology for Mountains’ most visited cultural institution ERIN MAMO

lue Mountains Cultural Centre will receive over $100,000 in funding to upgrade their audio-visual technology and improve the quality of art exhibits and sound and film installations. Minister for Racing Paul Toole visited the Cultural Centre recently to make the funding announcement, which will see the local landmark receive new LED lighting, projectors, speakers and screening equipment. Mr Toole said the funding will allow the centre to expand its programming and provide enhanced artistic experiences for over 100,000 visitors each year. “I congratulate Blue Mountains City Council for their successful application which will mean a great local community asset becomes even better,” he said. The centre is the most visited cultural institution in the Blue Mountains, and has been used by more than 200 community organisations since it opened in 2012. Director of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Paul Brinkman, said the grant funding would enable the Cultural Centre to go from strength to strength. “It will greatly enhance our audio-visual

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NSW Minister for Racing Paul Toole visited the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre to announce a successful funding grant capabilities and the audience experience, which is particularly special as we celebrate our fifth birthday,” he said. The upgrades will be funded from the Government’s Infrastructure Grants supported by the ClubGrants Category 3 program. ClubGrants is a scheme where local RSL and sporting clubs can voluntarily donate funding to community groups, charities

and sporting teams across NSW. Approximately 500 clubs voluntarily allocate funds to the ClubGrants scheme. Mr Toole said that more than $50 million in ClubGrants funding is being provided in the current term of government for local community infrastructure projects across arts and culture, sport and recreation and emergency preparedness. “These grants are funded through a

rebate on the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects,” he said. The latest round of arts and culture infrastructure funding has seen 13 projects across NSW chosen from more than 90 applicants. The Cultural Centre has obtained three different grants this year, bringing their total amount of grant funding to $200,000.

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Next stop: Passion Train enthusiast to open up huge exhibit for locals ERIN MAMO

alley Heights resident Roslyn Reynolds is opening up her home this weekend to fellow train and railway enthusiasts. The 70-year-old, who has always had a passion for trains, currently houses a 30 x 50 feet model railway which she built with her late husband, Keith, in her back shed. “When we first moved to Valley Heights in 1999 we built the shed for this exact purpose,” Mrs Reynolds told the Record. “We then spent the next four years, almost every weekend, building the railway track and the little towns that surround it.” This weekend visitors can view the unique exhibit, simply by gold coin donation. Many of the tiny towns Mr and Mrs Reynolds have built have some meaning or significance behind them. “I was born in Lismore and grew up in St Marys, and then spent a few years in St Clair,” Mrs Reynolds said. “So they are each in there as I remember them.” A mini Valley Heights station also makes up part of the exhibit, displaying what it

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ery, and even Get-Up, to talk about their members’ main issues. And there are always people and organisations who want to share insights into particular medical conditions or have suggestions on the role Government can play. The ABC also recently came to the Capital to showcase its stars, including Bananas in Pyjamas and the Play School characters. Every day of the sitting week there are briefings, breakfasts and functions where you invariably learn something you didn’t know. This week my calendar shows the chance to attend, among other things, a briefing on coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, a celebration of Girl Guides, a roundtable on Aged Care and a briefing on human trafficking. Whether I am able to attend all these events will also depend on when speeches are scheduled in either the main Chamber of the House of Representatives or the Federation Chamber. And if local schools are visiting Parliament, they are my priority too. So, while there might be a shot of me on the nightly news, it’s barely a glimpse into what really happens in Parliament.

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Old Farts recruitment drive begins Fellas, it’s time to get off the couch and join the new Blue Mountains branch of the Touring Old Farts ERIN MAMO

he Old Farts are touring in a bid to recruit new members. An organisation with an unusual name, the Touring Old Farts (TOFS) is calling on retired and semi-retired men in the Blue Mountains to join them for social activities and outings. Founder John Wareham said the group began informally when a few friends living on the Central Coast started a series of regular outings to places that they were interested in. “We started the group because we figured a lot of guys are happy to sit at home and watch TV once they retire and we wanted to encourage them to get out,” he said. “TOFS is affordable and interesting and we have a lot of fun together and learn a little more about life, our surrounds and each other.” Now 10 years in, the Old Farts want to form a group in the Blue Mountains. “We’ve already got about 15 men from places like Springwood, Blaxland and Blackheath who join us on days out that we do locally and around the state,” Mr Wareham said.

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The Touring Old Farts at Victoria Barracks “I believe if we had a local group set up, those who are already members would be more inclined to take part in events more frequently and others would sign up.” In the Mountains, the retirees have visited places like the Lithgow Small Arms Factory, the Model Railway in Valley Heights and walked along the Charles Darwin track at Wentworth Falls. TOFS already has six groups in NSW set

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up in places like Sutherland, Ku-ring-gai and Forster with over 200 men from different professions and walks of life taking part in monthly activities. Mr Wareham said most partners approve of the organisation and even get a chance to be involved. “Once a year we have a partner’s day where the wives can come along and see what it’s all about,” he said.

Religion and marriage

Protecting kids from abuse

So, the media reports that polls claim that religious Australians support same-sex marriage, all I have to say is this, religious folks might, but Christians do not. Indeed I’ve got some real bad news for anyone who claims to be a Christian and supports same-sex marriage, that news is this; you are not a Christian. RICHARD MERRELL, VIA EMAIL

National Child Protection Week runs from September 3-9. In this week we take the time to reflect on child protection issues and promote the wellbeing of our young people. I am asking for a world without child abuse, and we can only achieve that though creating safe environments for our kids. Reports of child abuse are overwhelming and give witness to the lack of accountability for adults who abuse young people. Sadly, some communities are looking the other way, ignoring the abuse of children because this is the easiest option. People don’t want to get involved in notifying assaults on our young people because of the fear of the consequences from the perpetrators. Nothing is more important than protecting our vulnerable children from abuse and neglect. Child abuse goes beyond the tears and pain experienced in childhood. Victims endure a lifetime of psychological and emotional distress, they often become drug users to kill the pain of abuse, attempt suicide, selfmutilate and have major trust issues. We, as a society, must ensure that we provide our children with a safe and supportive environment, so that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We as a community need to listen to what is happening to our young people. FATHER CHRIS RILEY, CEO AND FOUNDER AT YOUTH OFF THE STREETS

I can’t agree with Peter Stapleton, that there is a war on – a one-sided conversation maybe but not armed conflict. I can’t recall same-sex marriage as an issue in the last Council elections. On what basis does Council claim to represent ratepayers by only presenting the Yes case? Neither have I noticed any features in the Blue Mountains Record on couples quietly and happily living out a long term opposite sex marriage. Shortly there will be a meeting of young people in the Lower Blue Mountains to consider the pros and cons of a Yes or a No vote in the planned plebiscite. Would you be able to find time to cover that meeting? What about a piece on a local community leader who knows that it is OK to vote No? It will be great to have a constructive conversation, not a monologue, on this important issue. COLIN DUBI, VIA EMAIL

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“A lot of husbands and wives have struck up friendships with other couples from this event and socialise outside of TOFS events too.” An inaugural meeting will now be held at Penrith RSL this Friday, September 8 from 10.30am, and TOFS are encouraging mature aged local men to come down and see what the group is all about. For more information, visit sites.google. com/site/touringoldfartsinc/home.

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et ready sports fans because the Westfield Matildas are bringing international football to Pepper Stadium. In one of the biggest coups in local sporting history, the Australian women’s football team will go head to head with Brazil to settle the score on a fierce rivalry that is sure to produce a thrilling afternoon of football action. After a crushing 6-1 win against Brazil at the Tournament of Nations, the Westfield Matildas are gearing up for what is set to be an exciting rematch as they battle it out to retain football glory. Get your tickets now at www.matildas.footballaustralia. com.au to catch the Westfield Matildas as they take on the might of Brazil. The Record has two family passes (two adults and two children) to give away to the Westfield Matildas vs Brazil match at Pepper Stadium on Saturday, September 16. For your chance to win one, email the code word ‘MATILDAS’ to competitions@bluemountainsrecord.com.au with your name and contact details. Entries close Thursday, September 7. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM/17/01416. Terms and conditions at www.bluemountainsrecord.com.au or Record reception.

Congratulations to former Blaxland High School student and Olympic paddler Jessica Fox for a terrific effort on ‘Hell’s Kitchen’. Jess was eliminated last week but certainly did the local area proud.

It’s quite disappointing that restaurants in the Mountains still don’t have high chairs these days. A local mum with kids experienced this unfortunate scenario in Glenbrook last week.

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ENTERTAINMENT

KEEPING BLUE MOUNTAINS RESIDENTS INFORMED ON WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO GO

Max is leaving the building

A KATE REID

fter 30 years and a staggering 30 Australian tours, Elvis tribute artist Max Pellicano is hanging up his blue suede shoes – when it comes to

Australia at least. The performer of the hit show Elvis to the Max is heading Down Under for the final time this month for ‘Thank You Very Much: The Farewell Tour’. Part of the reason for the farewell is to

allow Max time to focus on one of his other passions: acting. “I’ve never had a chance to really work on my acting, so that’s one of the reasons why I did it because when I go on tour I’m gone for two to three months at a time,” Max said. “The travelling now as I get a little older, it really wears on you and it takes a longer time to recuperate,” he laughed. Along with the acting there’s also two little, but very important, reasons to spend more time at his home in the US. “I’ve got two little baby grandkids right now, so I really want to spend time with them too,” Max said. While the farewell is a sad time for Max,

it’s no doubt just as heartbreaking for his Australian fans, who over the years have offered the sort of reception that would rival that of ‘The King’ himself. “My first Australian tour I played at the Hotel Adelaide for eight weeks straight, six nights a week,” Max said. “We were sold-out every single night, I had never seen a turn out like that.” It was then that Max’s love affair with Australia began, leading him to become one of the most frequent international visitors to our shores. In a fitting tribute to those early years, Max has promised his Australian fans a return to where it all began. “I’ve made so many friends in Australia,

and I’ve got a big Elvis following, so I told everybody I’m going to do the same type of show that I did the first time I came to Australia,” he said. It’s those people that Max said he will miss the most when the touring ends. “The country is wonderful but it’s really about the people. I’ve made so many lasting relationships over there, so that’s what I’m going to miss,” he said. “And maybe Vegemite,” he said, before a moment of contemplation. “Nah, I hate it,” he laughed. Elvis to the Max will be on at Rooty Hill RSL on Friday, September 15 at 8pm. Tickets start at $59. To purchase tickets, visit www.rootyhillrsl.com.au.

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Social Darts – St Marys Band Club $3, 7pm 9623 1211 Mary’s DJ – Australian Arms Hotel Free entry, 8pm 4731 3881 Live Music – Wentworth Falls Country Club Free entry, 7pm 4757 1202 Russell Morris – Rooty Hill RSL $35, 8pm 9677 4916 The Frocks – St Marys Leagues Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Kissteria – Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200 Backlash – Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 Down Thunder – Colonial Hotel Free entry, 9pm 9623 1384 Kris McIntyre – Oriental Hotel, Springwood Free entry, 8pm 4751 4488

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Discover and haggle for a bargain this weekend! Hunt for a hidden gem at the Penrith District Swap Meet this Sunday, September 10 on the corner of Senta and Londonderry roads in Londonderry. Along with a chance to check out the rare classic car museum, visitors will also be able to pick up car parts, antiques, tools, memorabilia, workshop manuals, arts and crafts and much more! Guests can keep themselves well fed with tasty treats from the cafe. General admission is only $2, so if you’re a swap meet enthusiast you won’t want to miss this one.

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THE BLUE MOUNTAINS’ BEST LINE-UP OF LIFESTYLE EXPERTS

ARIES

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Rams can be a selfish lot, as you become self-absorbed with your moods, dreams and daily dramas. But, with the Full Moon and Neptune highlighting your humanitarian side, it’s a wonderful week to re-connect with others, roll up your sleeves, and help those around you. Your ruler Mars moves into earthy Virgo which will help to stabilise your fiery Aries energy. So it’s a terrific time to take a bold idea and turn it into a practical project.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

If you expect a domestic matter to proceed at a cracking pace then you’ll be disappointed. Everything will take longer than expected, as retro Mercury muddles proceedings and the Full Moon provides distracting detours along the way. And have you drawn up a wish list of your goals for the future? Remember – you can’t hit a target if you haven’t got one! Use your earthy energy in practical ways.

GEMINI

MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

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After three long weeks, thank goodness Mercury finally goes direct on Tuesday. Communication, conversation, business, education and travel should all gradually improve as the week progresses. But nebulous Neptune and the Full Moon could still throw some confusion into the mix! Especially involving work and/or family matters. So think before you speak and if you find yourself compelled to spread secrets, just zip it and say nothing!

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

With retrograde Mercury, nebulous Neptune and a loopy Full Moon, things won’t run smoothly early in the week. Especially involving communication, education, travel and/or social media. If you adapt to changing circumstances, and accept mistakes and misunderstandings with good grace, then you’ll manage just fine. Beyonce: “If everything was perfect, you would never learn or grow”.

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Self-delusion is a danger early in the week. Plus be very clear in the way you explain things to other people, otherwise you’re likely to get your wires crossed and your true meaning will be scrambled. Then Mercury goes direct, so communication should start to improve from Wednesday onwards. Saturday is your number one day of the week. The powerful Sun/Pluto trine boosts your charisma and heightens your creativeness.

VIRGO

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

This week’s stars highlight your helpful nature and your strong desire to be of service to others. But do other people actually require your assistance? With Mars moving into your sign, be careful you’re not just being a bossy meddler. If you are too quick to critique others, then you could find yourself with a fractious friend, a cranky colleague or a livid lover on your hands.

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

Have you been burning the midnight oil and now you’re suffering from burnout? Or have you been running around on auto-pilot, making unusually careless mistakes? With the Sun and Mars both hibernating in your solitude zone it’s the perfect week to go AWOL as you slip into hermit mode, down-size your social life, or organise a digital detox. Spending quality time on your own (for some overdue R & R) is absolutely essential at the moment.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Early in the week Neptune, retrograde Mercury and the Full Moon all shine a bright spotlight on how well you communicate with others. Especially a child, teenager, lover or friend. If you don’t take the time to really listen to what they are saying, then you’ll get your wires crossed. Saturday’s Sun/Pluto trine provides a golden opportunity for you to influence people in a powerful and positive fashion.

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NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

A close friend or family member is looking to you for sensitive emotional support, inspirational ideas or personal encouragement. Not criticism or tactless comments. So slip on your compassionate hat and adjust your approach accordingly. Mighty Mars charges through your career zone. So it’s time to stop procrastinating and instead, be professionally bold and proactive. As the week progresses, the early bird gets the work worm!

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DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Avoid being a gullible Goat early in the week, when Mercury is still retrograde and someone may try to pull the wool over your eyes. Stay alert. Aim to channel Wednesday’s Full Moon energy into friendships, community projects or humanitarian pursuits. But the more you dig your heels in and refuse to budge, the more frustrating the weekend will be. So strive to be flexible!

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JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

This week Neptune and the Full Moon scramble your financial antennae. So it’s not a good time to borrow funds, invest, go on a shopping spree or lend money to others, as you’re liable to make financial decisions based on your emotions. Saturday brings some welcome stability, when the Sun/Pluto trine ignites your intuition and activates your inner voice, and you come up with the solution to a stubborn problem.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

The planets confuse love and communication, so be careful you’re not viewing people through rose-coloured glasses. Creative inspiration and intuitive insights are highlighted, but don’t get so carried away that you head into the realm of pure fantasy. When it comes to a major goal, are you and your partner are on the same page? If you’re single, can you differentiate a dream date from a dud?

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By now most of us know about the link between high salt diets and increased risk of heart disease. But did you also know that many seemingly healthy packaged foods can be packed full of salt? The Heart Foundation, in conjunction with VicHealth, recently launched the ‘Unpack the Salt’ campaign to draw awareness to the staggering amount of hidden salt in common packaged foods. While it’s true that we need a certain amount of salt for the body to function, we can generally reach this target simply from fresh foods like fruit and vegetables. But in reality we all consume packaged goods, which means that even if you skip salt at the dinner table you could unknowingly be having too much salt in your diet. Some of the biggest culprits include cooking sauces, breads, ready meals, processed meats, dressings, condiments, dips and crackers, cheese and baked goods. This doesn’t mean those foods have to be off the menu, but it pays to be smart

when it comes time to head down the supermarket aisles. The Heart Foundation recommends a maximum salt intake for healthy adults of 5g (approximately one teaspoon and equivalent to 2000mg of sodium). To achieve this there’s a few simple changes you can make. Of course, eating as much fresh produce as possible is a great place to start, but if you do buy packaged vegetables aim for frozen over tinned as tinned options are packaged in salt and water – often known as brine. If you do choose tinned products, be sure to drain and rinse them to remove any excess salt.

When you’re doing the shopping it also pays to read the label. Keep an eye out for no salt or low salt varieties. If there’s no mention on the label then the Unpack the Salt campaign recommends checking the nutrition panel for sodium and trying to avoid products with more than 400mg of sodium per 100g. When it comes time to sit down to your meal, skip the salt shaker and try seasoning with fresh herbs or pepper instead. Salt is not the enemy, but as with anything nutrition related it pays to be informed so you can achieve a healthy balance. Happy eating!

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keep reminding myself that these are a pair of white wines I shouldn’t be reviewing. Sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio … call it pinot gris, call it whatever you like … are normally two of my least favourite grape varieties. I usually regard the varieties as weeds. As blots on the viticultural landscape. As wines taking up bottleshop and wine list space that should rightly be the preserve of royalty such as chardonnay, riesling and semillon. Yet I find myself inexorably drawn to these two wines from Angullong, whose vineyards are perched on the edge of Mount Cabobolas, on the outskirts of Orange, in the Central West of NSW. They’re wines that are fresh, aromatic and true to variety. They’re wines ideally suited to our lifestyle as the weather begins to warm up. So I will review them, and I will recommend them in the strongest of terms. Damn the torpedos, as Tom Petty, one of the finest rock performers would sing, damn the torpedos. Visit www.angullong.com.au. WINE REVIEWS Angullong 2017 Pinot Grigio ($20): A vibrant, crisp dry white in the true Italian grigio style but with ample palate flavour for its price tag. WINE OF THE WEEK Tim Adams 2015 The Aberfeldy Shiraz ($65): The Aberfeldy has long been one of my favourite reds. Much of the input comes from low-yielding, 100-yearold Clare Valley vines and it shows in the intensity of flavour that Tim regularly achieves. Its dark berry flavours and soft fullness make it a natural with most hearty meat dishes.

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Ph (02) 4732 6595 MBL: 0403 011 058 Lic No: 121977 C ABN: 45 694 859 807

FULL MECHANICAL WORKSHOP LPG, REGO CHECKS & SERVICE

Antennas-Communication

For your convenience

FREE QUOTES 0416 765 565

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RE-DO KITCHENS

Transforming your kitchen into new by replacing your benchtops, doors, panels. Additional cabinets, pantrys and laundry fitouts.

PHONE MARIO PACE FOR A FREE QUOTE Ph: 0413 212 041

Phone Chris 0405 107 506

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Ȉ Colourbond Carports & Awnings Ȉ Sunrooms & Glass Enclosures WW26413 Ȉ Timber Decks & Pergolas

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M&L Carpet Laying • Carpet & Vinyl • Supplied & Installed • Repairs & Restreches • Free Quote

Call Merv 0418 249 738 or 9625 7740 Licence #274965C

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AWNINGS t CARPORTS t DECKS

We accept!

Building Contractors

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1300 781 119 0419 990 004

• Di Digital i l TV iinstalls, ll upgrades, and repairs. • TV, Pay TV, Phone and Data outlets • Insurance and repair work. • Home Theatre installations. • LCD/Plasma/Speaker wall mounting. • EFTPOS / Credit cards accepted.

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Specialising in Carports, Awnings, Glass Rooms, Rumpus Rooms, Screened Rooms, Wooden Decks Call Peter Dunn 4735 5055 or 0416 035 645 www.patioman.com.au

ABN 56864924654

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Specialists in home entertainment systems

Carpet & Furniture Cleaning

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Alan 0415 152 123

• DIY Kits Available • Carports, Awnings • Glass & Screen Enclosures • We handle council requirement • We use quality Call now for a free quote! stratco products Ryan 0406 494 470

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We will fix it from $49

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Pension discount & government endorsed 7 days same day service Call your local specialist

Having reception problems? Need a new antenna? Can’t tune your TV? Need a TV wall mounted?

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Call 4731 3057 or 0418 266 282

4731 4019

Cabinet Makers

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Quality equipment with 3 year warranty

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• 25 years experience • Free quotes

184 Smith St STH PENRITH

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Prompt & reliable service

PATIOMAN

Lic No. 829 19C

PTY LTD

Phone 0407 217 582

SKYLINE ANTENNA SERVICE

Pink & Blue Slips All Work Guaranteed Logbook Service Warranty Safe Full Servicing ORTRANTO P/L L/C 20505

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Good Old Fashioned Service

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We will beat any written quote

We also repair Doors, Screens & Blinds.

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Call John on 0406 121 226

• Glass enclosures • Kits also available • Gable roof specialist • Garages made to order

Sales, Service Maintenance & Installation

• New design (Fly over) • New Flat Deck Roof • Carports & Awnings • Screened enclosures

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SMITH STREET AUTO CENTRE

For all your air conditioning needs

Call now for all types of Blinds, Security and Safety doors, Fly Screens, Plantation Shutters, Canvas & Metal Awnings.

Auto - Panel Beaters

Air Conditioning-Home

Jason 0417 221 822 • Mark 0417 223 288

Glenmore Park Lic No. 44995C Over 30 years experience

Est 1989

Request your FREE on-site quote for your next Allround Home Improvement

DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL • Fast Clean Service • Big Or Small Jobs • Interior & Exterior • Fully Insured • Reliable Service • All Work Done Personally • Decorative Finishes • Competitive Prices • Wallpapering

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Carports | Awnings | Pergolas | Patios | Decks Local and proud

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Fax: 9673 5411

101 Forrester Rd, ST MARYS WW26397

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Ph: 9673 2188


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Budget Painting & Decorating Servicess » Local Tradie » Trusted experts » Pension discounts » Servcing all areas of Sydney, 7 days a week

Carpet Cleaning Upholstery Cleaning Carpet Restretching Carpet Repairs Window Cleaning

Contact Alex TODAY 0415 152 123

Pest Control

MVRL Lic. No. 48094

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Gutter Cleaning Service

Ph 1800 600 760

ALL ASPECTS OF

0448 644 741

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CONCRETING SERVICES

Plasterers-Plasterboard Fixers

CONCRETING

Plasterer George Larin - Licence #R71555 No Job too big or small Renovation specialist

Driveways | Entertaining areas | Pool surroundings | Garage slabs Plain, coloured or stencil available in all areas | No job too small

ABN: 18342307434

For a free quote call Reece on

We specialise in concrete resurfacing & landscaping such as spray-on paving, colour sealing, concrete resealing, concrete grinding, non-slip coating, pressure cleaning, concrete garden edging, roof restoration, returfing. Call Darren on 0403 374 216

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D & J Concrete Resurfacing & Landscaping

0403 662 319

Lic No. 4715C

Electrical Contractors

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FREE QUOTES

Mobile 0414 833 356 Phone/Fax 9833 3563

Home Maintenance & Repairs

IS YOUR SHOWER OR BALCONY LEAKING? No tile removal required – Full grout and seal

Guaranteed No Mess No Fuss

0412 000 893 www.1choicebm.com.au

Licence No. 95571C ABN 70 510 279 284

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Electrical Contractors GN Ryan’s Electrical Service

Penrith Valley Garden Care

All garden and lawn services provided including: * * * * *

Mowing and edging Bindi and weed eradication Lawn fertilisation Watering system installation General cleanup

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Tree pruning Hedge trimming Gutter cleaning Bushfire hazard reduction Removal of all clippings

Call Steve on 4735 3142 or WW25626

0416 116 602

Specialising in Domestic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Rubbish Removers

0427 730 489

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Landscape Contractors & Designers

Gardeners

DAVE’S REFRIGERATION

Design, Manufacture and Installation for: - kitchens - wardrobes - bars - vanities - laundries - home office

RHS

Tilers & Slaters-Roof

“Specialists in Landscape Gardening & Design”

ROWLANDS HORTICULTURAL SERVICES • Garden Renovation Specialists • Complete Garden Maintenance Programs • Quality Plants supplied and planted • Turf supplied and laid • Ride on mower avail.

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0419 993 866

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Specialising in: - Domestic Garage Doors - Remote Controls WW26012 - Repairs and Service Lawrie Sandona Mobile: 0414 822 723 A.B.N: 92 099 831 955 A.C.N: 099 831 955

For your convenience We accept!

For domestic, commercial and body corporate work call Peter Rowlands today for quality, value and service

Peter Rowlands 0419 993 866

Available payment methods

Member - Australian Institute of Horticulture & Horticulturist/Team Member

Budget Tiling Services & Installs » Local Tradie » Trusted experts » Pension discounts » Servcing all areas of Sydney, 7 days a week

Contact Alex TODAY 0423 741 999

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Electrical works and projects | Residential work Large corporations | No job too small or large Free quotations – call Greg today!

Garage doors Pty. Ltd.

CALL GREG NOW ON: WW29018 0400 873 805

PH: 9724 1609 or 4733 6035 WW28635 MOB: 0418 294 998

Joinery

Garage Doors & Fittings

Ezy Glide

Water & Gas Service Repair Blocked Drains Hotwater Heaters Backflow & TMV Testing Full Plumbing Maintenance

STOP LEAKS

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PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICE

FREE Measure & Quote ~ Buy Direct & Save $$$$ Ph 02 9892 2522 Mob: 0451 966 966 www.bvkitchens.com.au Two Great LocaƟons Yennora 2161 Lithgow 2790

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Dog Training

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ADVERTISING WORKS

Dog & Cat Clipping & Grooming

ADVERTISING WORKS

Plumbers & Gasfitters NEPEAN MAINTENANCE PLUMBING

Home Improvements

or Email: djconcreteresurfacing@gmail.com WW27223

Accredited Dog Trainer PUPPY and DOG CLASSES M 0425 206 021 www.dogetiquette.com.au

0424 135 877

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Concrete Contractors

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Email: envirocare1@bigpond.com

TOTAL SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WE CARE FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENT

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POSITIONS VACANT

WESTERN WEEKENDER LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters submitted for publication are done so on the condition that The Western Weekender may edit them, without affecting the overall message or intent of the letter. The Western Weekender reserves the right to publish letters in other publications.

ETHICAL AND ACCURATE CONTENT The Western Weekender operates under a code covering both ethics and accuracy. If you believe either have been compromised in relation to editorial or advertising content that appears in this publication, you should initially contact the Managing Editor. WW639

Our Trades or classifieds section is the most comprehensive weekly guide available in the Penrith and St Marys regions.

 0458 221 382

DISHWASHER REQUIRED Also must be able to take down phone orders and help with small preparation. Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10.30am-3.30pm

Call Helen on 0406 760 031 after 2pm

CABINETMAKER & MACHINIST POSITIONS AVAILABLE Immediate start for bench work in our factory. We manufacture bespoke joinery. Experience required. Driver’s licence preferred. Pay rates negotiable upon experience.

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ADVERTISE YOUR TRADE OR CLASSIFIED WITH US!

For general maintenance & repairs Full time or Casual Position Negotiable

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PUBLIC NOTICES

Vodafone plans to upgrade an existing telecommunications facility at Pumping Station, Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park 2745, and 6-7 John Morphett Place, Erskine Park 2759 1. The proposed works include removing existing panel antennas and replacing them with new panel antennas, the upgrade of ancillary infrastructure, including mast head amplifiers, cabling, motors and feeders. 2. Vodafone regards the proposed installation as Low Impact in accordance with the Telecommunications (Low-Impact Facilities) Determination 1997 based on the description above. 3. Further information can be obtained from Jodie Leeds, (02) 9300 1700, jodiel@ cpsglobal.com, and at www.rfnsa.com.au, RFNSA reference number 2745003, 2759001. 4. Written submissions should be sent to: Vodafone c/o CPS Global, Level 5, 55 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, New South Wales, 2022 by 5pm on 10 September 2017.

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PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION AT GLENMORE PARK AND ERSKINE PARK

Please call: 0419 016 049 • Email: claude@cajoinery.com.au

Phone 4722 2998

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ROSSFREIGHT DRIVERS WANTED

CONTRACT CARRIERS/ OWNER DRIVERS

VILLAWOOD TRANSPORT COMPANY SEEKING CASUAL DRIVERS

SYDNEY METRO DELIVERY AREAS

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To find out more informaƟon or book an interview Ɵme please contact Paul Roberts 9794-7666

Contract Carriers/Owner Drivers Late model 3-4 ton Pans $1,716 per week, gst inclusive + Insurance and Fuel Subsidies Pty Ltd and current insurances mandatory Contact Paul: 0403-066-557

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