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ot only can you shop online and date online, now you have the opportunity to join an online composting community. Last week, Blue Mountains City Council launched the trial of their Compost Hub, which aims to link households that are not composting with households that do compost via an interactive online platform. Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said the Compost Hub trial aims to reduce food waste to landfill. “We know that on average food waste is the biggest component of the household garbage bin, which is something we can change by composting,” he said. “The Compost Hub trial is a clever way of extending the ‘sharing’ economy to managing our household waste more sustainably. “The Compost Hub trial provides an innovative way for those residents who are keen to compost but find it difficult to manage their own compost bin, to get involved and reduce food waste to landfill.” Once residents register, they can pin their location on a map as a compost champion or a compost contributor,

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Mayor Mark Greenhill is getting behind Council’s Compost Hub concept which then enables them to find each other. Champions receive food scraps from their local contributors in the neighbourhood. Contributors simply drop off their food scraps to a compost champion nearby. Once a Compost Hub is set up, Council will provide a limited number of compost bins to compost champions and kitchen

caddies to the compost contributors. The Composting Hub trial will run from this month until July and will involve up to 10 Hubs. For more information or to find your composting match, visit bmcc.nsw.gov. au/composthub. To evaluate the success of the trial, Hub trial participants will be asked to record how much food waste they collect.

300 hours for despicable crime A Katoomba man who punched his pregnant girlfriend in the face, flattening her teeth to the roof of her mouth, has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service work. The man, 24, faced Penrith Local Court for sentencing last Thursday, May 18, charged with ‘assault occasioning actual bodily harm’ stemming from the 2014 attack. The court heard the couple became involved in a verbal argument at a motel they were living at on Bathurst Road, Wentworth Falls, which spilled over to the bus stop across the road. The victim, who was six months’ pregnant with their first child at the time, woke to a large amount of blood coming from her mouth. Before handing down his sentence, Magistrate John McIntosh did little to hide his disgust. “This is an... offence where you punch your six-month pregnant girlfriend in the mouth during an argument while you’re waiting at the bus stop, and she had to have her teeth pulled because of your actions,” he said. “Unbelievable! My goodness!” It wasn’t until the victim attended Springwood Police Station earlier this month for a separate incident that she disclosed the October 2014 offence in an interview, court papers reveal. The local man was found guilty and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service work.

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Mountains continues to lead the way Former High Court judge visits Blue Mountains to celebrate IDAHOT ERIN MAMO

ormer High Court judge, Michael Kirby, visited the Blue Mountains last week as the guest speaker for this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Each year, IDAHOT is observed globally on May 17, marking the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases list. Mr Kirby said that just a few years ago, people would not be gathering like they did last week. “Unfortunately, in many parts of the world and even some parts of Australia, events such as this could not take place,” he said. “So I thank the citizens of the Blue Mountains for taking a lead in this direction. “The outlook in the Blue Mountains has always been farsighted and clear.” Mr Kirby is a renowned human rights advocate and was Australia’s longest serving judge when he retired from the High Court of Australia in 2009. He has served as a UN Special Representative on Human Rights in Cambodia, as a Member of the UNESCO International

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Attendees included Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman, State Member Trish Doyle and Cr Romola Hollywood raising the IDAHOT flag Bioethics Committee and headed the UN Inquiry on Alleged Human Rights Violations in North Korea. This year’s IDAHOT celebrations included a morning tea, photo exhibition, photo booth, and the raising of the Rainbow Flag, as well as the keynote speech by Mr Kirby. Blue Mountains Councillor and IDAHOT committee member, Romola Hollywood,

expressed her delight in having Mr Kirby attend the event. “On behalf of the Blue Mountains City Council, I thank Mr Kirby for taking the time to attend our IDAHOT event, which is now in its eighth year,” Cr Hollywood said. This year’s IDAHOT theme was families, recognising that in 2017, the word ‘family’ includes all kinds of relationships.

Councils pledge to work together With combined assets valued at over $4 billion, the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith City Councils are working together to explore options for the future management of their infrastructure assets in the region, with exciting possibilities. The vision of the recently formed Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith City Council Regional Strategic Alliance centres on harnessing the collective resources and commitment to strengthen the long term future of each City and their respective communities. Regional Strategic Alliance CEO, Belinda Szafraniec, said: “Asset management is one of the biggest challenges facing local councils. It makes sense to put our heads together and think regionally about how we can better manage $4 billion worth of infrastructure assets.” The motivation for the project is the potential to gain economies of scale and develop a common methodology for asset management which, in turn, will improve the financial sustainability and organisational performance for each of the three councils. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill welcomed the initiative as an interesting and transformative way of working together. “Through true collaboration there is potential to achieve better value for money and improve the way we deliver services to our communities,” Cr Greenhill said. He said it was exciting to be involved in a “bold and leading edge” initiative.

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Jamie Andrews with some of his staff hiring people to work for him. “We can’t find workers around here,” he said. “You ask any of the small local businesses around here and they will tell you the same thing. “We once advertised for a coffee barista for three months and didn’t get one person enquire or apply for the job.” Mr Andrews said PaTH is something his business would definitely look at using. “It would be great to find a good permanent employee,” he said. “And also to get $10,000 at the end of it.” To find out more information about PaTH, visit www.employment.gov.au/ youth-jobs-path.

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mall businesses in the Blue Mountains are set to financially benefit from a new Government initiative where welfare recipients will be given a job. Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke, recently visited the Mountain Grind Coffee Shop in Winmalee to talk about PaTH, a new program which will aim to get welfare recipients a job on a trial basis with the potential of it becoming permanent and rewarding small businesses for taking a chance on the individual. Mr Hawke said a problem the Government is seeing right now is that a lot of small businesses can’t find people to employ. “Through PaTH the way it would work is, a small business will take on a welfare recipient on a trial basis and then if the employer decides to keep the individual after the trial period is over, the Government will pay the employer $10,000,” he said. “The Government is doing this to try and help everyone grow, both small businesses and those individuals stuck on welfare and unable to be given a go.” Owner of Mountain Grind, Jamie Andrews, said he has had a lot of trouble


Local women reaching new heights The Blue Mountains has a number of deserving finalists up for Women with Altitude Awards ERIN MAMO

he finalists for the annual Altitude Awards have been announced and several are from the Mountains. The annual awards, which are run by Women with Altitude, a Blue Mountains business that was established to create a professional community for women to connect, is now in its eighth year. Women with Altitude Founder, Andrea Turner-Boys, said the awards are a great opportunity to shine a light on the great work people in the Blue Mountains and surrounds are doing. “These awards are really important to us,” she told the Record. “So many of us are working with our head down and bum up. We are pushing and surviving and making things happen and are often not where we want to be yet. “By looking back at your business to answer some questions or preparing an awards submission, it makes you realise that you have achieved far more than what you give yourself credit for and for us that’s the magic.” Some of this year’s local businesses who are in the running include Mount Vic and Me, Wild Blue Studio, Bush Babies Child-

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Winners from last year’s Altitude Awards Credit: Hilary Nathan care, NOVA Employment, Unity Studios and Beyond Beaut-t-ful Bags who are located in Winmalee. Finalists for the awards are chosen by a panel of judges from business and community sectors, who all live out of the area and judge according to a strict set of criteria. While there are finalists hailing from places like Green Valley, Castle Hill,

Kincumber, Medowie and even Tasmania, Ms Turner-Boys said there’s a determination that comes from the business owners in the Blue Mountains. “We don’t give up,” she said. “I think that shines through, it’s probably a cultural thing. “Small business and social enterprises aren’t filled with people who were born with silver spoons in their mouths.

“It’s usually hard working people who can see an area of need and really want to help solve it or make it better, our region is full of that.” The Altitude Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, June 9, at Liverpool Catholic Club in Prestons. To vote for a business in a specific category, visit Women with Altitude on Facebook.

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Popular lake to receive major upgrade Tourists and locals rejoice after Wentworth Falls Lake receives huge Government funding boost ERIN MAMO

he popular hot spot for tourists and locals alike, Wentworth Falls Lake will be upgraded thanks to a Government grant. Under the Community Development Grants Programme, the Government recently announced that $652,774 in funding will be given to Blue Mountains City Council to modernise the venue. Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne, who visited Wentworth Falls Lake recently, said she is pleased to welcome the significant milestone, which will see the upgrade and modernisation of facilities at the lake. “This project will include the construction of an accessible walking track, new toilets, additional car and bus parking, viewing platform and the installation of educational signage,” Ms Payne said. “The Coalition promised the Blue Mountains a tourism upgrade to Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve and the Coalition is delivering. “It will benefit Blue Mountains locals and the wider community, and I am proud to be seeing it through to fruition.” Councillor Kevin Schreiber welcomed

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the funding and said it’s great that the Federal Government is honouring a promise made at the last Federal election. “Tourism is a major part of the economy for Wentworth Falls and the upper Blue Mountains,” he said. Fellow Councillor Romola Hollywood also welcomed the funding. “Wentworth Falls Lake is a jewel in the Blue Mountains crown,” she said. “It is increasingly popular with visitors and an important place of recreation for local residents and families and improved car parking and toilet facilities are much needed to meet the demand and community expectations. “What is most exciting is that this funding allows us to start Stage 1 of the boardwalk, which will enable people to walk further around the lake shore and appreciate more of the lake’s beautiful vistas.” Council will co-fund the project contributing to a shared investment of over $1.3 million in local community and regional economy. While the Coalition is investing in the project, Council is managing the delivery of the project. The granted funding was a 2016 election commitment by former Liberal Member for Macquarie, Louise Markus.

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Turning back time

The October 31, 1957 edition of The Nepean Times carries a front page story about a decision to form a greyhound racing club in Penrith. John McLeary was appointed Chairman of the new committee to work towards the foundation of the club.

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The NRL’s Beanie for Brain Cancer Round proved a major success, showing how the rugby league community unites to tackle a challenge. Well done to all involved with this terrific concept.

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ne Australian is diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, which is the length of an average tea break. This month, Cancer Council is calling on Blue Mountains locals to get involved in their annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, to raise money for cancer research. Maria Laria, who co-owns Mountain Fresh Growers in Winmalee, is preparing to host her eighth morning tea, which will be held this Saturday, May 27. Ms Laria started fundraising for Cancer Council after her father, Joe, passed away from lung cancer. She has since raised over $17,000 for the charity. “After my Dad passed away, I saw the ad on TV for the Biggest Morning Tea and I wanted to do something to help, so I registered to hold an event,” Ms Laria said. “It’s such a good cause, everyone is touched by cancer and this is a great community event where we can all come together and help.” Ms Laria and her family, who have owned the fruit and veggie shop in Winmalee for 11 years, are now busily trialling cupcake recipes and gathering

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is back materials for this Saturday’s morning tea. On the day, there will be a range of cakes and cupcakes as well as cake pops, biscuits, jelly and lots of other goodies available for purchase at the stall, which will be located in the middle of Winmalee Shopping Centre. The morning tea will also feature a big raffle, which includes the major prize of

a $100 Coles Supermarket gift voucher. Other items to be won include a porcelain tea set, pizza maker and delicious meat trays. Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great way for Aussies to support the one in two Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. “The morning teas that will take place in workplaces, communities and peoples’ homes play a vital role in ensuring Cancer Council can continue to provide a wide range of support services across Australia to those affected by cancer,” he said. The funds raised by this year’s events across Australia will go towards providing almost 60,000 Australians with information about cancer via Cancer Council’s info line and over $1.6million in financial assistance to those in need. In addition to support services, Cancer Council also works in the areas of cancer research, prevention and advocacy. To donate to Cancer Council, visit secure.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au. To donate specifically to Ms Laria’s Morning Tea, find her page by searching for Mountain Fresh Growers under the ‘donate’ tab on Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea website at biggestmorningtea. com.au.

Spring has sprung early in the Katoomba CBD, with flowers of all varieties blooming in the Katoomba Street gardens, thanks to volunteers from the local business community and Blue Mountains City Council. Council is working with a group of dedicated volunteers from the Katoomba Chamber of Commerce to refurbish the garden beds and plant pots throughout the town centre with great results over the past 12 months. Locals and tourists just love all the colour and smells the flowers bring. “This partnership is a positive relationship between Council and the community to do something practical,” said Ward 1 Councillor and member of the Katoomba St volunteer group, Kerry Brown. “It shows what we can achieve when we work together. “The volunteer group started with the aim of improving the look of Katoomba, the Mountains’ major tourism town, but we quickly discovered we were also improving the happiness of passers-by.”

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business game. While most business people love what they do, they soon realise that there are downsides and negatives that come before and/or in between the positives. Most of us will have many more ‘rainy days’ than we would like, but doesn’t that make us appreciate the rainbow more when it does come? “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” (Colin Powell) In a similar vein to the Dolly Parton quote, this is one that brings us all thumping back to reality. If you are in business because you think your big idea is going to magically happen just because it’s a brilliant concept, think again! Every single business dream that is realised has only come about because of sheer hard work. As my swim coach says, the winners are always the ones who have prepared the best – and preparation takes sweat and determination to keep pushing forward. I’d love to hear some of the inspirational quotes you use in your business. Email them through to news@ bluemountainsrecord.com.au.

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ogether they’ve taken a musical journey through the British Isles and the Southern Skies and now singer Katie Noonan (pictured right) and guitarist Karin Schaupp (pictured left) are diving into the world of Latin American music on their latest album, ‘Songs of the Latin Skies’. Exploring the sounds of the great South American songbook – including bossa nova, salsa, samba and tango – was an obvious choice for the incredibly talented and experienced duo. “The guitar has been at the centrepoint of that music for centuries, so it was kind of a fairly logical next step because we just had such an incredible wealth of

material to choose from,� Katie said. Coming from very different musical backgrounds has provided the duo with a broad range of skills to draw from. “I’m across the jazz and pop worlds and Karin is really across the classical world, so we bring different strengths and we can learn from each other,� Katie said. Her collaboration with Karin is just one of many projects Katie has worked on throughout her musical career. The busy working mum has performed with several bands including george and Elixir, along with solo projects and collaborations with fellow artists. For the singer/songwriter, working with Karin has become a familiar place to return to over the years. “It’s like putting on a pair of comfy pyjamas,� she laughed. Audiences first got to know Katie in the early ‘00s through the band george. With an impossibly perfect voice she

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Casey Affleck comes to the small screen this week in the film that earned him his first Oscar win. In this emotional drama, Lee Chandler (Affleck) is forced to take on the role of sole guardian to his teenage nephew, Patrick, after the death of his older brother Joe. Reluctantly, Lee takes leave from his janitor job in Boston and returns to his family’s home town of Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick.

Upon his return he comes face to face with his past including his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was raised. ‘Manchester By The Sea’ was one of the big winners during this year’s awards season, taking home numerous accolades including Oscars for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay, and a Golden Globe for Best Actor. If you missed it, now’s your chance!

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Put yourself in the middle of Earth’s dystopian future in the new action RPG ‘The Surge’. In a world ravaged by the effects of war and global warming, gamers will fight to survive the CREO complex, a megacorporation that set out to save the world. As you try to uncover the truth about CREO you will fight against your enemies using a range of different armour and weapons, including a customisable exo-suit which provides the wearer with super-human strength. This game has been enjoying rave reviews, so it may be worth a look!

In 2014 audiences were introduced to action’s latest lead character in the surprise hit ‘John Wick’. This week Keanu Reeves brings the ex-hitman back to the big screen with the release of ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’. John Wick’s plans for a quiet civilian life are interrupted when a former associate decides to take control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Forced to honour a blood oath and help out his former associate, Wick heads to Rome where he comes up against some of the world’s most lethal opponents. Reeves is joined on screen by his Matrix trilogy co-star Laurence Fishburne, along with Aussie actress Ruby Rose.

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You relish your independence and freedom but don’t be a lone Ram this week! Thursday night’s New Moon encourages you to find fresh ways to connect with others – both in your local neighbourhood and within your online community. You’ll also have plenty of fun fraternising with family and friends but avoid butting in, being bossy, and offering advice. Sometimes loved ones have to make their own mistakes.

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JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

Lions love talking about grandiose goals, divine dreams and spectacular schemes. The New Moon encourages you to walk your talk, as you put those plans into productive action. Don’t just dream about it – get out there and do it! Networking is also favoured, as you expand your local and international connections. But there’s more to a current situation than meets the eye, so strive to keep your Cat curiosity under control.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

It’s a wonderful week to take stock of your current financial situation and find novel new ways to boost cash flow. The more proactive you are, the better. But Pluto could also stir up your jealous side, as you become increasingly demanding and possessive about a person or possession. Thursday’s New Moon is in Gemini, and you have much to learn from your zodiac neighbour.

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With the Sun, New Moon and Mars all in Gemini, the world will get a triple-dose of your quick-witted quips. Just make sure your playful chatter doesn’t denigrate into gratuitous gossip. It’s the best time of the year to refresh your physical appearance; update your wardrobe; review your personal beliefs; plus launch a website, blog, book or social media campaign. Whatever you do, make sure you use your communication skills to motivate others.

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Virgos are certainly clever and capable. The question is – are you creative and confident enough for big time success? Thursday night’s New Moon’s charges up your career zone, but you won’t get ahead if you waste time making massive mountains out of miniscule molehills. A wonderful opportunity is heading in your direction, however you’ll have to be proactive and grab it when it appears!

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

Do your best to steer clear of power games that may surface in a close relationship. Keep your cool Libra! Thursday’s New Moon activates your travel zone so a heavenly holiday is likely sometime over the coming year. But it won’t happen unless you take action ASAP via a spontaneous booking or a smart savings plan. Plus take a good long look at your aspirations for the future – they need to be creative, ambitious, flexible and fun.

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

You’re keen to retreat into your cosy Crab cave as the New Moon moves through your contemplation zone. Solo activities like yoga, meditation and reading are favoured this week. But if you stumble and make a mistake, don’t let negative self-talk drag you down. Joan Collins: “Show me a person who has never made a mistake, and I’ll show you somebody who has never achieved much”.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

When it comes to managing a joint financial matter, Mars and the New Moon encourage you to be proactive and have a flexible plan. Pluto also urges you to look at a current problem in a deep and meaningful way. The situation is in the process of transforming in an organic fashion, so avoid obsessing and trying to force change. Instead, do your best to be much more pliable and relaxed.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

This week’s New Moon encourages you to adjust your home/work ratio so that it’s more balanced – and much more family-friendly. With harmony planet Venus visiting your home zone, do all you can to bypass domestic dramas and repair family friction. It’s time for strategic Goats to sit down and smoke the pipe of peace! A loved one, close friend or colleague could also test your limited patience.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

The New Moon urges you to build bridges with a child or teenager, initiate a fabulous new friendship, start a challenging sport, or take up a hobby you’ve always been interested in. But has an old friendship finally run out of steam? Or is a fair-weather friend criticising your behaviour and holding you back? You are urged to review your peer group, discard negative influences, and surround yourself with positive people.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

With the Sun, New Moon and Mars highlighting your domestic zone, it’s a wonderful week to entertain family and friends at home with an impromptu Piscean meal. Convivial conversation is a bonus. Being of service to others also brings much joy and satisfaction. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late”.

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PROJECTS ELECTRICIAN Our Projects team is on the move with a range of projects underway for key clients!! We are a Penrith Based business with a range of projects throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area & are now seeking to add to our team. We are seeking a Licensed Electrician, who enjoys “being on the tools” & has solid projects experience including construction & commercial fitout.

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You will work under the direction of our Projects Manager, performing and overseeing site works, guiding other team members, ordering materials & attending site meetings. You will be meticulous with quality, have experience in working on a range of medium to large projects, both in a team and independently & have strong Work Health & Safety & Environmental management values. Whilst our company is based in Penrith, work will be in the local and Sydney metro area. Attractive wages, vehicle, uniforms & phone provided.

Please forward your résumé to: hr@hix.com.au Enquiries to Andrew Osborne or Justin Walker: 4721 7500

PLUMBER - MAINTENANCE & PLUMBING UPGRADE WORKS PENRITH BASED

Australian Home Care is one of the largest private providers of in-home care, delivering a range of services for people living in the community with a disability or for those who are frail aged.

We require a Plumber who: • Is meticulous with their work • Is neat and tidy in appearance, likeable & makes a good impression on customers • Is genuinely concerned about customer needs and wants to perform all work to create a successful outcome • Is based in the western suburbs and is keen to be part of our team to perform work throughout the greater western region and metropolitan areas of Sydney for a range of domestic, commercial, government, and industrial clients • Works safely at all times and leaves sites clean, tidy and safe after completing all paperwork (via electronic mobile device) • Is keen to learn more and to train apprentices • Has a range of experience across general domestic, industrial and commercial services plumbing • Experience in Hot Water, Back flow Prevention & Pump replacement is preferred but not essential • Is a good problem solver with quality outcomes as a priority • Has good communication skills, verbal & written (we use electronic tablets for all job processing so some computer skills would be helpful too!) • Ideally holds a Rail industry Worker Card & has some experience in this field but this is not essential

The Role: Join our exciting and growing business and help enhance the quality of life of our valued clients. Due to growth we are currently seeking Support Workers in the Penrith area. A variety of shifts are available. Valued support workers often enjoy the benefit of accompanying clients on holidays. Shifts: Available Monday - Sunday various mornings, evenings and sleepovers. Shift times and duration vary.

We provide a working environment where teamwork, pride & responsibility are a key part of our culture. We provide ongoing training & opportunities for progression. You will be supplied with a van/truck, work uniforms & PPE, Smartphone, (as a part of our electronic job management system) and a safe work environment with flexible start and finish times

Requirements: Current National Police check, First Aid and CPR certificate, a Certificate in Disability or Aged Care along with a current driver's licence and a reliable vehicle. To Apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter to: jobs@ahcs.org.au AHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer www.ahcs.org.au

ADVERTISE IN OUR TRADES & CLASSIFIEDS SECTION - CALL 4722 2998 NOW!

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We are looking for a qualified & experienced plumber to join our PENRITH-BASED team to undertake general plumbing maintenance and upgrade work locally and throughout Sydney Metro. You will provide a high level of service and quality to our continuously expanding client base, which includes but is not limited to: Sydney Trains, Transport for NSW, Endeavor Energy, Downer Mouchel, Roads & Maritime Services, various Local Councils and reputable Strata Management Companies.

SEND YOUR RESUME NOW to HR@hix.com.au or contact Jason Brown, Snr Manager Plumbing & Maintenance on 4721 7500 for more information

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Required: Own tools / white card / Driver’s Licence - Manual preferred. Position is Full Time, Monday to Friday 7am-3pm with the possibility of Saturday work and overtime, depending on current workload. Working in factory and on site installing kitchens. Identification checks are a requirement. Be able to work in a team environment, keen to learn and an eye for detail, be able to think for themselves and a self-motivator are all good qualities to possess for this position. Opportunities to learn CNC Machine. Please send all applications, résumés and inquiries to Wayne at Wayne@cassolakitchens.com.au or Call Wayne on 0418 422 346. Start ASAP


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he Panthers U20s team will seek back to back titles while the Panthers Opens team are hoping for a bit of luck this season when the second Netball NSW Premier League (NNSWPL) competition gets underway tomorrow, May 24. Featuring eight franchises from across the state, the NNSWPL is a mid-week netball competition aimed at attracting the best current and emerging talent within NSW. Made up of players and officials from Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury Netball Associations as well as recruits from around the state and country, the Panthers Opens team will once again be coached by Netball NSW Hall of Famer Lisa Beehag. After a shocking debut season due to injury and player availability, Beehag is hoping her second year in charge of the Panthers is a much more fruitful one. “Injuries and players unavailable due to clashes with the representative season really hurt us last year,” she told the Record. The Opens team have recruited exceptionally well for the upcoming 2017 season, with a number of external players – outside of the three local associations – joining the ranks.

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The Panthers U20s and Opens Netball NSW Premier League teams at Pepper Stadium recently. Photo: Melinda Jane “We have a very different squad from last year, we only have two players returning but picked up some really good replacements,” Beehag said. “We’ve recruited two players from the Australian Netball League in defender Hayley Mulheron, who is the captain of Scotland,

as well as Leilani Solaese, who has just been named captain of the Samoan side. Meanwhile, the Panthers U20s team will look to defend their title when they take to the court this Wednesday evening. Many of the 2016 squad will return this year including Coach of the Year Jaqua Heddle.

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May 23 edition of the Blue Mountains Record. Your independent voice in the Blue Mountains.