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Push to re-open Katoomba Airfield ERIN MAMO

he Blue Mountains could have even more aircraft in its skies after Council agreed to look into the feasibility of re-opening Katoomba Airfield. Labor Councillor Don McGregor tabled a motion asking Council to consider re-opening the airstrip on Grand Canyon Road in Medlow Bath, for emergency use only. He said there’s been numerous requests for such action to be taken. “I’ve had representatives from Blue Mountains Aviators Club and various flying schools and air charter companies, based in the central west, asking for this to be considered,” Cr McGregor said. “In rough country like the Blue Mountains, where there isn’t a lot of open space like other parts of Australia, this is an important facility that should be available. “The airstrip is the only possible landing field in what is a decidedly inhospitable 45 nautical mile sector.” Cr McGregor added that the airstrip would only be used in times of emergencies and that operators using the space would have to meet certain strict aviation criteria. “Angel Flight, Air Ambulance, Care Flight and fire fighting aircraft have all been users of this facility in the past and I

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think they should be able to use it again if necessary,” Cr McGregor said. Fellow Councillor Chris Van der Kley gave his full support to the motion and said the re-opening of the airfield should be considered. “I think this is an important issue to look into for emergency use only,” Cr Van der Kley said. Greens Councillor Kerry Brown proposed an amendment to the motion, asking that Council also assess the environmental impacts that could come from re-opening the airfield. Blue Mountains General Manager Robert Greenwood said now was not the time to undertake such investigations, with further research required. “We would need to see the report on the feasibility of re-opening the airfield before any further steps were taken, including preparing an Environmental Impact Statement,” he said. Cr Brown’s amendment was defeated but the original motion was carried unanimously. Council will now prepare a report on the feasibility of re-opening and reinstating the use of the airfield for emergency use requirements. Katoomba Airfield was closed in May last year, months after its long-term caretaker, Rod Hay, was tragically killed in a single engine plane crash in nearby scrub.

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Debate over plastic bag ban Brown v Hollywood: Pair debate ban of plastic bags at fiery Council meeting ERIN MAMO

reens Councillor Kerry Brown has been knocked back in her attempt to ask supermarket giants in the Blue Mountains to ban plastic bags. At last week’s meeting, Cr Brown asked Blue Mountains City Council to support the steps the community is already taking in banning plastic bags by writing to local supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles and asking them to trial a temporary ban on plastic bags. “Australians use and discard 10 million plastic bags a day,” Cr Brown said. “We are the only local government area in Australia that is a city within a World Heritage Area. “We should flex our environmental muscles with Coles and Woolworths.” In the notice of motion Cr Brown put forward, she asked that Council enquire with the supermarket chains as to whether they could trial a 12 month pilot where they encourage shoppers to purchase an environmentally friendly shopping bag and remove plastic bags. But Labor Councillor Romola Hollywood strongly refused to support the motion.

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Blue Mountains Food Co-op Manager Halin Nieuwenhuyse and Cr Kerry Brown “I fully support a ban on plastic bags but I think this motion is disillusioning to the community who now think Council has the power to ban plastic bags,” she said. “This is a State Government matter and I think it’s important that the community is aware who has the power to implement a ban like this.” After a heated debate, Cr Brown’s motion was defeated. Cr Hollywood then put forward a foreshadowed motion that proposed writing to the Minister for Environment and the State MP asking them to support and take

action towards implementing a ban. The foreshadowed motion was carried unanimously. Cr Brown said Cr Hollywood’s foreshadowed motion was a weak copy of hers, which disregards the community. “It also removes the advocacy with the supermarkets, as well as expanding Council’s educational role through its existing communications, which was in my original motion,” Cr Brown said. Would you like to see supermarkets in the Mountains ban plastic bags? Private message the Record on Facebook.

Drunk driver thrown in jail A drunk driver who left a path of destruction in his wake at Springwood when he attempted to get to another pub has been ordered to do jail time. Adrian Paul Squires, 53, of Warrimoo, was sentenced to 12 months in jail at Penrith Local Court last Thursday after pleading guilty to a number of offences, including high-range drink driving. Magistrate Georgia Knight said it was the offender’s “continued determination to keep driving” despite three collisions, as well as a history of drink driving that left her with no other alternative than to send him to prison. “In my view, the only appropriate penalty is one of imprisonment,” she said. The court heard Squires was driving along Macquarie Road near the Hawkesbury Road roundabout when he mounted the kerb and crashed into a street sign. Unperturbed, he kept driving over the overpass only to rear-end the vehicle in front of him before crossing onto the wrong side of the road and crashing into an on-coming car. When police attended the scene, they found Squires in the process of trying to change one of his tyres that had burst. When they tried to breathalyse him, he refused, wrestling and kicking out at two constables when they tried to place him under arrest. He later returned a reading of 0.223 and was charged with ‘refuse breath test’, ‘resist arrest’ and ‘high-range PCA’. – Alena Higgins

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Glenbrook: Vehicle destroys turf at Knapsack Park

Between 5pm on Saturday, June 24 and 8am on Sunday, June 25, someone gained access to Knapsack Park in Glenbrook, with a vehicle and performed ‘donuts’ on the oval, tearing up the turf. The cost of the damage is estimated to be in the thousands. Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to contact Springwood Police Station on 4751 0299.

Katoomba: Teenager bashed with a glass bottle

At some time between 6pm and 8pm on Saturday, June 24, an altercation occurred outside a property on Civic Place, Katoomba, where numerous offenders punched a 16-year-old Hazelbrook male several times. One of the offenders then struck the victim in the head with a glass bottle, which caused multiple lacerations to the victim’s face. The victim was taken to Katoomba Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. A crime scene was established at the location where police seized some items.

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old man in the head and as a result of that one punch, the 33-year-old victim fell to the ground and immediately lost consciousness. The victim was conveyed to Katoomba Hospital where he underwent scans. He was later discharged from hospital suffering from concussion, bruising and swelling. The offender fled the scene and is currently wanted by police. He is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 25 to 30 years of age, 180cm tall, skinny build, short trimmed hair, wearing a grey and white check shirt and light coloured pants. Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to contact Springwood Police Station on 4751 0299.

Katoomba: Numerous arrests at Winter Magic Festival

The annual Winter Magic Festival was held on Saturday, June 24, and this year saw a significant increase in violent and antisocial behaviour, including violence towards police. The number of assaults increased threefold compared to 2016, with this year seeing four incidents of ‘assault police’ and/or ‘resist/hinder police’ that were directly related to the festival. No officers sustained injuries as a result of the assaults but police are reminding the public of the need for the responsible consumption of alcohol and lawful behaviour at highly anticipated events such as Winter Magic.

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Outraged Leura locals fight for safety After 25 years of arguing, Leura residents are finally fed up over the safety of busy Railway Parade ERIN MAMO

esidents in Leura have been arguing with Council and the Government for almost 25 years, to have improved road safety measures implemented along Railway Parade. At the recent Council meeting, Councillor Kerry Brown put forward a notice of motion requesting that something is done about the lack of footpath access along the road and the speed limit, which residents believe is set too high. “This road is dangerous to both walk and drive on,” Cr Brown said. “I have been using it for the last 20 years and the safety issues are getting worse and worse.” Leura resident Michael Maclaurin said he has been fighting with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), who at one point assured him that changes to the speed limit were going ahead, for far too long. “In 2016, a man from RMS, whose name I remember very well, assured me that he had signed off on the rezoning of Railway Parade all the way to Govett Street,” he said. “Then nothing happened.” Mr Maclaurin said the road is just an

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Residents from Railway Parade with Blue Mountains City Councillor Kerry Brown accident waiting to happen, with many near misses already taking place. “We have a number of elderly residents living here, 80-year-old women forced to share the road with vehicles because there’s no footpath for them to walk on,” he said. Currently, pedestrians walk along the road because, on the north side of Railway Parade, there is a high railway embank-

ment and fence and on the south side there is a narrow shoulder that dips in and out and is covered in overgrown vegetation. Mr Maclaurin said Council have also been involved with the issue in the past, committing to do something. “In 2000, Council agreed that pedestrian safety was compromised and a footpath was included in the Capital Works Program, but then later removed,” he said.

“Then, in 2010, Council gave ‘high priority’ to constructing a footpath on Railway Parade from Leura Mall to Murray Street and ‘moderate priority’ for the path to continue to Commonwealth Street, but nothing has been done.” At the latest Council meeting, Cr Brown’s motion was passed and Council will now write to RMS requesting a speed review of Railway Parade.

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Commuters: “You forgot about us!” Residents in the mid Mountains are doing it the hard way after upgrades to stations fall on deaf ears ERIN MAMO

esidents in the mid Mountains want to know why their train stations have been forgotten about when it comes to accessibility upgrades. After the recent announcement that planning will start this year on upgrades to Glenbrook Train Station and the completion of upgrades at Wentworth Falls, concerned residents in Lawson, Hazelbrook and Woodford want to know when it is their turn for a new shiney elevator. Secretary of the Hazelbrook Association, John Crichton, said he and his members started advocating for accessibility upgrades when they heard the story of a Hazelbrook man whose daughter is wheelchair bound but catches a train to work five days a week. “Each day a local, who is quite known in the community, carries his daughter and her wheelchair up and then down the stairs so that she can get to and from work,” he said. “The mid Mountains have got to have at least one train station that has wheelchair access.” Over in Woodford, residents managed

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John Crichton and members of the Hazelbrook Association. Photo: Kate Reid to get 10,000 signatures on a petition for a station upgrade that was presented last year in Parliament by State Member, Trish Doyle.

“The mid Mountains needs urgent public transport infrastructure investment as communities like Woodford have waited long enough,” Ms Doyle argued.

The NSW Government said Transport Access Program projects are planned and delivered under a prioritisation assessment framework. When deciding which improvements to deliver they consider factors like current and future patronage; the demographics of customers who use the location; whether important services like hospitals or schools are nearby; and the accessibility of other nearby transport interchanges. For residents in the mid Mountains you either need to travel down the mountain to Springwood or up the mountain to Wentworth Falls, to find a station with a lift. A spokesperson from Transport NSW said as of January this year more than half of the stations on the suburban and intercity networks are accessible. There’s still no news for Lawson, Hazelbrook and Woodford though, with the Transport NSW unable to confirm when these three stations will be upgraded. Construction is also currently underway at Leura Train Station, to upgrade accessibility, The work includes a new access ramp, stairs and formalised taxi bays. Are you having issues accessing Blue Mountains train stations? Email Erin. Mamo@bluemountainsrecord.com.au.

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Turning back time

On June 1 1963, indicators became compulsory on all new cars, lorries, caravans and trailers. Amendments to the Motor Traffic Regulations meant all new cars must have flashing light signals but it didn’t include motor bikes.

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Vicki Mamo Glenbrook FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS: Vincent Diner in Glenbrook has great food FAVOURITE PLACE TO HAVE A COFFEE IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS: The Church also in Glenbrook is always relaxing on the weekends, I like to read the paper and have a cuppa in the sunshine FAVOURITE PLACE TO HAVE A DRINK IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS: The Bunker in Springwood, good atmosphere THE FIRST PLACE YOU’D TAKE A VISITOR TO THE MOUNTAINS: Govetts Leap is a favourite, it’s like a mini Grand Canyon. We also usually take overseas visitors to do the Wentworth Falls track so that they can take in the view of the beautiful waterfall WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS: The wildlife, nature and the clean fresh air WHAT IS THE MOUNTAINS’ BEST KEPT SECRET: The Conservation Hut in Wentworth Falls is a great eatery. The smoked trout hash is my favourite and the views if you eat on the deck on a clear day are spectacular

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It’s heartening to see the number of people doing volunteer work in our community. The latest Census shows we’re giving up our time in big numbers. Great community spirit!

We’re keeping an eye on reports that surgical services at Springwood Hospital could be under threat. There’s whispers of major downgrades on the way. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen.

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Celebrating our cultural heritage Plenty of interesting events will be happening all over the Blue Mountains to recognise NAIDOC Week ERIN MAMO

he 2017 National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) is being celebrated this week until July 9. As part of the annual week, Blue Mountains City Council, the Aboriginal Advisory Council and the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre are hosting a number of events. Each year, NAIDOC celebrates and highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, history and achievements. The week long events give all Australians the opportunity to come together with Aboriginal communities, providing the chance for the broader community to gain a better understanding and appreciation of local Aboriginal culture. Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said NAIDOC week is a vital part of the community calendar. “For me, respect and recognising the cultural heritage of our first Australians is deeply important,” he said. “The week provides a time for us to unite and recognise the strength, resilience and importance of Aboriginal culture.”

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Yesterday the festivities kicked off with the annual NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Other activities to look forward to include the Aboriginal Culture Learning Family Workshop on Wednesday, July 5; Aboriginal Community Day in the Gully on Saturday, July 8; and the Tracey Moffatt Art Exhibition at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre from Saturday, July 8. The year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘Our Languages Matter’, which emphasises and celebrates the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity. A language links Indigenous people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, identity, spirituality and rites, through story and song. When Europeans arrived in the late 18th century, there were some 250 distinct Indigenous languages being spoken by the various Aboriginal nations across the continent. Today, only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on. For more details on NAIDOC events, visit www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/naidocweek.

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And to compound the problem, disability advocate groups say that police and lawyers frequently do not investigate and prosecute incidents of abuse as crime, due to people with disability not being recognised as “reliable witnesses�, resulting in people with disability having no mechanism for justice or redress. This is why we need a Royal Commission into violence and abuse of people with disability. Only a Royal Commission has the weight, authority and investigative powers to examine the horrific accounts of violence and abuse against people with disability. Labor is calling on the Turnbull Government to begin the work to establish a Royal Commission into violence and abuse of people with disability immediately. And if they won’t, Labor will. We will consult widely with the disability community about the terms of reference. The Mountains has many organisations delivering high quality support and care to people with disabilities. The voices of people with disability who have been abused must be heard and justice must be delivered.

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This entrepreneur may have been trustworthy. But unfortunately, for him, there were too many ‘alarm bells’ for the investors, and they were unable to believe in what he was pitching to them. There is a difference between ‘being’ trustworthy and ‘proving’ your trustworthiness. Although your customers are unlikely to ask you the in-depth and hard-hitting questions asked on ‘Shark Tank’, they will still form opinions about your business based on their interactions (either directly or indirectly). Everything, from your branding, to the end point delivery, gives your customers ‘clues’ about your trustworthiness. Your branding might entice them to contact you in the first place. But if they experience delays and excuses, or receive inferior products, they are highly likely to distrust you. This may be despite the fact that you are not intentionally providing poor service, and are genuinely very trustworthy. But if the customer experience doesn’t reflect your values, your honesty and integrity will mean nothing.

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It’s the music that matters he music industry has its fair share of egos, but Shannon Noll – aka Nollsie – isn’t one of them. His knockabout bloke personality, and willingness to have a laugh at himself, has helped the ‘Australian Idol’ alumnus embrace his newfound popularity after becoming the subject of Internet memes in recent years. “As my mum always said, ‘you can’t laugh at anyone else until you can laugh

at yourself’. It’s been great because it’s definitely helped my profile that’s for sure,” he laughed. After more than a decade in the music industry it’s also given the singer the chance to get his music out to a whole new audience. “You might get people come to the shows purely because they’ve become aware of me through the memes etc, but when they come to the show I try to put a lot of emphasis into making sure they go away having enjoyed themselves,” Shannon said. After a busy start to the year with the Red Hot Summer Tour – which featured Aussie greats like John Farnham, James

Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite – there’s no slowing down for Shannon. Along with filming a new series of the Channel Ten car show ‘Cruise Mode’ – which he co-hosts with former Hi-5 member Charli Robinson – he’s also finishing off his new album in between shows on his current national tour. Next month will see Shannon heading to our neck of the woods, with a show at Rooty Hill RSL on Friday, July 14. Fans will get a good mix of music from the post-Australian Idol era through to recent singles ‘Who I Am’ and ‘Southern Sky’. There’s also likely to be with a few fun covers thrown in for good measure.

“We did ‘Oh Sherrie’ by Steve Perry the other night which was a lot of fun,” Shannon laughed. “I’ve been thinking about playing that for a while because I love that song, so we put that in the set and it went over really well.” As for the recent media obsession with that viral ‘shoey’ video, Shannon said it’s made him a little more cautious of how he interacts with fans. “You’re sort of damned if you do or damned if you don’t which is a bit of a shame,” he said. Shannon Noll will be at the Rooty Hill RSL on Friday, July 14 at 8pm. Visit www. rootyhillrsl.com.au or call 9677 4916.

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Friday, July 7 Jed Zarb – Oriental Hotel, Springwood Free entry, 8pm 4751 4488 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 Buddy Goode – Rooty Hill RSL $20+, 8pm 9677 4916 The Wolf and Peter – The Joan $20-$25, 10.30am and 1pm 4723 7600 K Groove – St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Thunderstruck – Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200 The Australian Blink 182 Show – Blue Cattle Dog Hotel Free entry, 8pm 9670 3050 Alice in Wonderland Jr. – Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Geoff Power – Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 Karaoke – Jamison Hotel Free entry, 9pm 4721 5764 Confetti Disco Band – St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Uptown Funk – Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200 Macca – Milestone Hotel Free entry, 9pm 4721 2999 The Frocks – The Henry Sports Club Free entry, 8.30pm 9623 2119 Jimeoin – Blacktown Workers Club $44, 8pm 9830 0600

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Prepare to revisit a tale as old as time in this live-action adaptation of the classic Disney film. In the highly anticipated new release ‘Beauty and the Beast’ gets a contemporary makeover with ‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson taking on the role of Belle. When the bright young independent woman is taken prisoner by a beast she is won over by the enchanting staff members who live with him in a grand old castle.

Despite being afraid of her captor, Belle starts to discover that behind the Beast’s exterior lies the kind soul of a Prince. Joining Emma is a stellar cast including Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts. With mostly positive reviews ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is the perfect school holiday flick. It’s available now on DVD and Blu-ray!

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After ‘Cars 2’ was branded diabolical by many, ‘Cars 3’ has received mostly positive reviews so far, with movie review site Rotten Tomatoes describing the film as ‘an unexpectedly poignant story’ which suggests the Cars franchise hasn’t yet worn out its welcome. Whether you’re a kid, or just a kid at heart, ‘Cars 3’ is sure to delight with its heartfelt story, lovable characters and rich animation. With the school holidays upon us, there’s no better movie for the kids! ‘Cars 3’ is currently showing at Hoyts Penrith in the Westfield complex. For more information on session times, visit www.hoyts.com.au.

It’s been more than a decade since a group of animated cars, led by the great Lightning McQueen, raced into cinemas. This week they’re back on the big screen with the release of the Disney Pixar film ‘Cars 3’. The legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is left blindsided when a new generation of ultra-fast racers pushes him out of the sport he loves so dear. But the racing veteran isn’t quite ready to give up, so with the help of the eager young race technician Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), and inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, he takes on the challenge of becoming Piston Cup Racing champion.

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Ê Channel Nine will premiere ‘Australian Ninja Warrior’ this Sunday, July 9 – the same night and time as the ‘House Rules’ finale on Channel Seven. Both will screen at 7pm. The nine episode ‘Ninja Warrior’ series, filmed at Cockatoo Island, is based on a long-running Japanese format. Hosts Rebecca Maddern and Ben Fordham are joined by Freddie Flintoff as sideline reporter.

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Ê Natalie Bassingthwaighte has joined the cast of ‘The Wrong Girl’. She will play Gillian, a pastry chef and Jack’s exgirlfriend who reappears to complicate Jack’s life as he and Lily grow closer. ‘The Wrong Girl’ returns to Channel Ten later this year. Ê Bad news if you were desperate to see the Shane Warne mini series on Channel Seven because it’s understood to have been put on hold. The two-part project has reportedly been placed on the backburner, following uninspiring reactions to bio-dramas this year. Warnie fans can thank that awful Paul Hogan mini series from earlier this year. Ê A ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ pop-up channel is coming to Foxtel Movies this Friday, July 7 through to Monday, July 10. All six movies in the epic jointfranchise will screen back to back. Ê

Long-running US show ‘Supernatural’ is getting its very own spin-off series centred around Kim Rhodes as Sheriff Jody Mills. To be known as ‘Wayward Sisters’, this will emerge as a ‘backdoor pilot’ in an episode in ‘Supernatural’ season 13. The series would tell the story of Sheriff Mills and a group of troubled young women, all

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‘Project Runway: Fashion Start Up’ begins on Arena this Thursday, July 6 at 9.30pm. Similar to ‘Shark Tank’, the series showcases aspiring fashion and beauty entrepreneurs as they pitch their concepts to a panel of investors.

Ê Tell your mums and nanas that US soap ‘The Young and the Restless’ will be around for a further three years after it was renewed by CBS. After decades on Nine, the show these days screens on Arena. Ê SBS is now the new free to air home of US Open tennis. In a partnership with

ESPN, coverage of the quarter finals stage will commence in early September on SBS, SBS HD and streamed live online.

Ê US legal drama ‘The Good Fight’ launches on SBS in early August. ‘The Good Wife’ spin-off will premiere with a double episode at 8.30pm Wednesdays from August 2. Ê The 2017 season of ‘The Block’ hasn’t even aired yet but producers are already planning the 2018 series. Producers have lodged renovation plans to Council for the Gatwick Hotel in Melbourne. It’s understood it could be the biggest ‘The Block’ cast yet with producers after eight apartments, an additional level for the property and a reduction in car parking from 13 to six. The latest series of ‘The Block’ begins on Nine very soon.

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Resist the overwhelming urge to be a bossy Ram! The Full Moon charges up your career and family zones so apply the brakes and think before you speak. Otherwise you could say the wrong thing and upset others. When it comes to your Aries aspirations, the main quality you need to cultivate is patience. Your motto is: “Good things come to those who wait”. And with Venus visiting your social media zone, True Love could be online.

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JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

Prepare to sparkle and shine this week, as the Sun links up with glamorous Neptune. Creativity and self-expression are also highlighted. If you find yourself being drawn into a conflict on Thursday, then use your intuition to slide out of the situation with plenty of style and grace. Then there’s a magical Full Moon, so it’s a wonderful weekend to spend quality time with a wise mentor or your favourite four-legged friend.

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APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Friday is your best day, when money, business, finance, property and real estate are all favoured. Then your communication and learning zones are activated by the weekend. It’s a terrific time to exercise your Bullish brain as you talk, text, tweet, read, research, post, publish and converse as creatively as possible.

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Stop gallivanting around in a general fluster and instead, focus on revamping your close relationships. With vivacious Venus shifting into your sign it’s time to charge up your charisma and call in a few old favours. Others will find your intriguing Gemini charm and friendly nature hard to resist! So – with a dash of deft diplomacy and improved communication skills – it’s a wonderful week to get a troubled partnership fixed.

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Your very private Virgo nature is emphasised from Thursday onwards, when Mercury shifts into your seclusion zone. So make sure you connect with like-minded folk who understand your particular peccadillos and strong need for privacy. On Saturday night there’s manic Full Moon energy about, and people will be hard to pin down.

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