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ENTERTAINMENT John Waters returns to a favourite p. 4

ENTERTAINMENT Hanson is back on the stage p. 9

LIFE & STYLE The cost of looking your best p. 18

SENIORS Try your luck at our crossword p. 25

The bravest cut of all

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Charlotte Peters has an inspiring cut for a cause After seeing one of her friends lose her hair during chemotherapy treatment, this six-year-old from Emu Heights has shown a level of maturity well beyond her years and donated her own hair to charity...

Charlotte Peters had 30 centimetres of her hair cut off. Photo: Selah Photography

here are not many women who would consider cutting off their long, luscious locks of hair, but one six-year-old in Emu Heights has shown she has more courage than most of us.

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Charlotte Peters is currently sporting a very pretty bob hair cut, but the story behind her decision to cut off 30 centimetres of her hair is truly inspiring. “My best friend’s little girl, Evie, she’s just about to turn three, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just after she turned two,” explained Charlotte’s mother, Jacqueline Peters. “She recently went through chemotherapy and lost her hair, but it is now

starting to grow back. About six weeks ago we had spent the afternoon visiting Evie and on the way home Charlotte and I were talking in the car about how Evie’s hair is growing back. “Charlotte said to me, ‘It’s so unfair that I have long hair and Evie doesn’t have any, I wish I could just give her my hair’.” Jacqueline explained to Charlotte that it wasn’t possible to give Evie her hair but that it was possible that she could help other kids like Evie. Neuroblastoma almost exclusively strikes infants and children, and is the third most common type of childhood cancer after Leukaemia and brain tumours. It is also the leading single cause of cancer deaths of children under five. Apart from cancer there are also other conditions such as auto-immune disease Alopecia, which result in permanent hair loss and for which there is no cure. Chil-

dren who have Alopecia often struggle emotionally with their baldness. “When we got home I Googled whether it would be possible for Evie to donate her hair and we came across Variety, the Children’s Charity,” Jacqueline said. “I really liked their Princess Charlotte Alopecia program, the name was a funny coincidence, because it has a focus on children like Evie, and the wigs are especially made so that children can even shower and go swimming with them.” Jacqueline admits that she was a little sad that Charlotte wanted to cut her hair off, but also incredibly proud. “Yes I was a little sad, but there was no talking her out of it, it was completely her idea, so we booked in to the hair dresser’s,” she said. The hair dresser upon hearing about the reason for the hair cut kindly offered to cut Charlotte’s hair for free. Evie’s mum also

got her hair cut to donate too. Charlotte says that she really likes her new hair cut. “I just wanted to cut my hair because Evie was sick,” she said. “I like my hair short because it is not as tangled and knotted.” Jacqueline said that even some of Charlotte’s school friends said they wanted to cut their hair short too. The Peters don’t know who might receive the wig made from Charlotte’s pony tail, but they are happy knowing that it has gone to a child in need. And the family does know what a difference the wig will make. “My mother had cancer and she wore a wig. I went shopping with her and it can be difficult to find the right colour and hair cut or style,” Jacqueline said. “Hair really is such an important part of a woman’s identity.” Variety is hoping others will follow in


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Charlotte’s footsteps and donate. “The provision of a wig gives back children living with alopecia their independence, confidence and self-esteem,” said Tam Johnston, Variety CEO. “Variety’s Princess Charlotte Alopecia Program aims to instil a sense of confidence, independence and self-esteem for kids with alopecia through the provision of specialised wigs. “This allows children with the condition to take part in all the activities they enjoy and feel confident around their peers again – a priceless gift! At the average cost of $3,500, a specialised human hair wig is cost prohibitive for many families – this is where Variety steps in to help.” Variety alone grants over $110,000 worth of wigs to Aussie kids in need each year. The need for wigs in Australia equates to a minimum of 4,000 ponytail donations required each year to keep up with the demand. As the wigs are made from real human hair, anywhere from 10 to 25 ponytails are required to make just one wig. June 2 to June 8 is actually Alopecia Awareness Week and Tam Johnston says Variety hopes the week will encourage the long-haired population to have a cut for a cause. And given that donated hair cannot have been permanently dyed, it is often kids that are in the best position to donate and thus help other kids. To donate, hair must be no less than 30 centimetres, but ideally 35 centimetres in length, dry and clean, tied in a ponytail (or multiple pony-tails for thick hair) and secured with an elastic band. To donate or find out more about Variety, visit www.princesscharlottealopecia. com.

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Waters can’t stop looking through a glass onion With a career that’s spanned television, film, theatre and music, John Waters is a seasoned performer. But there’s one show that after 22 years he just can’t stop the love affair with...

ntertainer John Waters has a very full resume. From TV shows such as ‘Offspring’, ‘All Saints’ and ‘Play School’, to theatre performances in ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘The Sound of Music’, to film roles including ‘Breaker Morant’. But through all that there has been one project that Waters has kept coming back to is ‘Looking Through a Glass Onion’.

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Waters originally created and performed ‘Looking Through a Glass Onion’ in 1992 at the Tilbury Hotel in Woolloomooloo as a tribute to the life of John Lennon and on Friday June, 13 audiences will have the chance to see it at the Evan Theatre. Waters said that the show is certainly not a cover act. “I didn’t want to do a show that was like an Elvis impersonator so I invented a theatrical piece for two men, myself and Stewart D’Arrietta who plays piano and I play acoustic guitar,” he explained. “Between the two of us we play either all or in part about 30 something John Lennon songs, both Beatles and Lennon’s solo career, and I intersperse with a monologue.” So what is it about ‘Looking Through a Glass Onion’ that has led to Waters performing the show for more than two decades? “Its great because I can maintain a very varied working life doing film and television and then constantly coming back after a few years break to this show and whenever I come back to it I realise I’ve missed it. It’s a part of me now, it’s an integral part of my career,” he said. Playing in clubs is a particularly enjoyable experience for Waters, who admits that audiences tend to be surprised by the experience. “It’s a dark, still show and it’s got lots of funny bits because Lennon was a funny talker,” he said. “They get taken on a real journey and by the end they are absolutely into it. “Theatre audiences are expecting theatre, but a club audience isn’t really expecting theatre, but that’s kind of what they get so it’s a bonus.” With ‘Looking Through a Glass Onion’ lasting for so many years it isn’t surprising that the performance has evolved. But Waters admits there’s only been a few small changes since that very first show. “The show hasn’t changed radically. I have swapped a song here and there and tweaked the words of the monologue a little bit, but it’s only been a tiny bit,” he said. “I think I was lucky when I first put this thing together and I just got the format

It’s a dark, still show and it’s got lots of funny bits because Lennon was a funny talker

right and it’s mostly been a case of, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. “However I’ve thought to myself sometimes, ‘you know what, I think that would sound better if I put it this way’ and I swapped a couple of words around or whatever.” After performing the show to audiences across Australia, along with a stint in London, Waters has now had the green light from Yoko Ono to take the show to New York City. And all it took was 20 years of lobbying. “I’m about doing something that compliments what he stood for and she realises that this is a good show, but 20 years ago she had plans of her own for stuff in New York which she didn’t want anything to clash with,” Waters said. “But now further on down the track we sent the latest DVD of this particular version of the show and we got the word back about four weeks ago that we can do it in New York and that’s something that we’ve been hanging out for so we’re really, really very excited.” The show will be performed off Broadway in a 300 seat theatre. Waters admits it’s more about the experience than anything else. “My big ambition is to play the show in New York whether it’s successful or just mildly successful or whether it fails to find an audience,” he said.

“I’ll be happy just to have done it.” Though he does have reason to believe audiences will be interested in the show’s subject matter. “I think it will find an audience in New York because that became John Lennon’s town more so even than Liverpool really.” Whilst playing New York could be considered his biggest achievement, Waters has plenty more to boast about. With a long career in TV under his belt you would think it would be hard to choose which show was the most rewarding, but Waters admits that it’s his most recent role as Darcy Proudman in the hit ‘Offspring’ that sits at the top of the list. “It’s been my most treasured experience in series TV,” Waters said. He identifies the beautiful scriptwriting, a great cast and an interesting storyline as the reasons why. “I think the whole of ‘Offspring’ is, it’s a heightened reality of life, but it’s all based on truth. Everybody can relate to the things that Nina goes through, her ineptitude with her love life, but she’s very good at her professional life, and all that kind of stuff. It’s great,” Waters said. John Waters will be performing in ‘Looking Through a Glass Onion’ at Evan Theatre on Friday, June 13. Tickets are $47. For bookings or more information, call (02) 4720 5555 or visit www.penrith. panthers.com.au/entertainment.


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Peachy gets its party on!

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While most birthday celebrations involve one party, the Peachy is celebrating with three separate events. The reasoning behind this is simple. “To try and cover all areas of the community,” Peachtree Hotel Licensee Jessie Fry explained. On Wednesday, June 4 the Peachy will be putting on a free dinner to thank the community who have supported them for more than three decades. Running from 5.30pm to 7.30pm guests will have the chance to enjoy a menu full of hearty winter favourites including; pumpkin soup, beef stroganoff, chicken tikka masala, steamed rice, roast beef, roast potatoes, sliced salad greens and

fresh bread rolls. The event will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the community while enjoying a free feed. For those who like their celebrations a little louder Friday, June 6 will see the Peachy throwing one hell of a bash with a Birthday Party to end all parties. The night will be super-sized with two rooms; DJ Tigerlily will be entertaining the crowd in one room, while DJs playing R’n’B and hip-hop will be set up in the back courtyard. To cater for the young, old and everyone in between the Peachy will also be putting on a Family Day on Sunday, June 8. The day will see the little ones happy, with children’s activities including a kids disco, while later in the night Chick Flick DJs will keep the birthday theme running to coincide with the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. It’ll be a night not to be missed for Penrith’s young people! The Peachtree Hotel 34th Birthday events will run from Wednesday, June 4 until Sunday, June 8 at the Peachtree Hotel. Entry is free to the Community Dinner and Family Day. The Birthday Party featuring Tigerlily is $15 at the door. For more information call 4731 3444 or visit www.peachtreehotel.com.au.

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Jenny definitely gets her humour from her dad

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Wild west choir enrith Children’s City Choir has a performance coming up on Sunday, June 15 and they are putting the call out for any children aged seven to 13-years of age who would like to be involved. The choir runs projects throughout the year with each involving no auditions; just a couple of Sunday afternoon workshops to get the kids prepared for the performance. ‘Welcome to Rustin’ Creek’ is PCCC’s next performance, which will be split into two parts with part one on Sunday, June 15 and part two in August. Children can participate in either or both parts. The show will have an American Wild West theme, with plenty of cowboys, outlaws and a bit of barn dancing. Part 1 of ‘Welcome to Rustin’ Creek’ will be performed at Nepean Creative Arts High on June 15. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children. Call 47543946. If you would like to be involved in the choir call 0418 202 849.

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evin Bloody Wilson’s daughter Jenny Talia is coming to St Marys Band Club and she’s just as politically incorrect as her father. Bringing her humour laced music to local audiences Jenny will be performing tracks from her latest album ‘F.O.C.U.S (F**k Off ‘Cause You’re Stupid)’. ‘F.O.C.U.S’ is Jenny’s fifth album, which was recorded in Nashville in under a week, with tracks including ‘Fifty Shades’, ‘Parasites’ and ‘Julia Gillard’. Though there’s no doubt Jenny likes to poke fun at people, she also believes in equal rights, enjoying making fun of herself more than anyone else. Growing up with a father like Kevin Bloody Wilson gave Jenny a childhood full of music and laughter. The family are clearly close with Jenny often touring the country with her father. Originally Jenny moved to Nashville to focus on being a country music singer but she

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being more successful than her previous country albums. Since finding the funny side of music, Jenny has continued on this track for the last 10 years. She has performed throughout Europe and has just completed a massive 42-date UK tour. Jenny is also currently working on a Christmas album, which she is excited to trial on audiences as part of her current tour. After Australia this bright and funny woman is back to the UK followed by shows throughout South Africa. Jenny Talia’s shows are raunchy and no-holds barred. She delights in addressing taboo subjects and admits that she gets most of her material from personal experiences and the world around her. This is not one for the easily offended, but if you enjoy your humour with plenty of political incorrectness you will love Jenny Talia. Jenny Talia will be performing at St Marys Band Club on Friday, June 13 at 8pm. Tickets are $23-$25. For more information call 9623 1211 or visit www. stmarysbandclub.com.au.

Ten must Wake Up to themselves Channel Ten need a big slap in the face! Yes, I believe they got it wrong with the now axed ‘Wake Up’, because it was always going to be a tough sell trying to compete with ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Today’ but at least they tried something different. What I am angry about is the 150 people that now lose their jobs, not to mention the cuts to news bulletins too!

Still on Ten, and has anyone noticed their new daytime schedule looks a bit like a cross between a multi-channel with the amount of repeated programming and a cooking channel? Since the departure of ‘Wake Up’, the Early and Morning News, Ten have resorted to airing five cooking related programs from 6am to 4pm. Overkill?

Channel Nine are on the hunt for contestants for their hugely successful ‘The Block’ series for 2015. If you adhere to the show’s brief and think you have what it takes to be a ‘Blockhead’ then visit www. theblock.com.au to apply. Entries close 6pm Sunday, July 6. Get in quick!

I must say I was surprised to hear that ‘MasterChef Australia’ will return for a seventh series next year. This year the show’s been sitting third behind ‘The Voice’ and ‘House Rules’. I guess when Ten has nothing better to rely on, it has to continue with an old favourite.

The promos look pretty good, now Channel Seven has finally given us an airdate for new 80’s themed sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’. The new series will air with a double episode at 8.45pm on Wednesday, June 5 straight after ‘House Rules’. I’ll be interested to see if it is as funny as the trailer.

Lastly, a shout out to Channel Seven’s game show ‘Million Dollar Minute’ which I was heavily critical of when it first launched last year. Over the past few weeks the show has been very entertaining with one contestant taking home $500k. Ratings have also surged over the past month.


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Boy band to man band, Hanson’s still got the talent

hen three fresh-faced all-American boys from Tulsa Oklahoma released their impossibly catchy slice of pure pop – ‘MMMBop’ – in 1997, Isaac, Zac and Taylor Hanson set hearts a-flutter. There were millions of girls swooning over their boyish charm and prodigious ability to write saccharine-sweet paeans to life, young love and positivity.

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Given Hanson’s seemingly “overnight sensation” status following the release of ‘MMMBop’ and the subsequent multimillion selling album ‘Middle of Nowhere’ (despite releasing two independent albums previously), they were somewhat unfairly lumbered with the rather disingenuous “boy band” and now “man band” tag. However, one listen to their sixth album ‘Anthem’ – the fourth on their own label 3CG – and it’s obvious that these guys are serious musicians with a well-honed pop sensibility. Produced by the band, mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, The Cure) and featuring guest appearances from the likes of Golgol Bordello’s Yuri Lemeshev and Michael Fitzpatrick and Joe Karnes from Fitz and the Tantrums, ‘Anthem’ (like the title would suggest), is a massive album that while still retaining those ubiquitous flashes of pop brilliance, is tempered with moments of pure rock and roll, neo-soul and classic RnB. Although, as Hanson explained, the band has been traversing a wide range of sonic territory for some time. “We as a band have historically had to face the challenge of some people thinking that we produced just one sound from

top to bottom, but, if you listen to ‘Middle of Nowhere’, sure, there are those poppy songs on there but there’s also a lot of moody and groovy things going on and some more aggressive stuff as well, and I think ‘Anthem’ has very similar qualities,” Issac said. While the incessant radio airplay the band enjoyed early in their career may’ve died down somewhat in the ensuing years, their fanbase certainly hasn’t and, while Hanson said it was quite surreal to still receive such a fervent reaction from fans after all these years, it’s something he wouldn’t change for love nor money. “Yes I am going deaf slowly,” Issac said. “But it really does constantly surprise me that the reaction we get at shows has been consistently crazy for 17 years. “A lot is said about the screaming and the crazy fans and stuff but, in reality, it’s just really cool to see that people can be so passionate about our music. “It’s also cool to see crowds singing the words to all of our songs, not just the hits. It’s something that we never, ever take for granted.” Catch Hanson at the Enmore Theatre on Friday, August 8 (all ages) and the Hi Fi Bar on Wednesday, August 13 (18+). Tickets for both shows are selling fast so, get in quick.

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The band, responsible for a formidable 16 million global record sales, still commands a rabid and intensely loyal fan-base around the world, including Australia, where they will touch down in August as part of their current world tour in support of their sixth studio album, ‘Anthem’. “We are so excited to be coming back down to Australia – our fans down there are awesome,” Isaac Hanson said. “We were last down there in 2012 on the ‘Shout it Out’ tour and it was, like six years before that, so we made a promise on the last tour that we would get back down there more often so it’s good to be able to live up to that promise,” he added.

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Venue: Penrith Panthers Free, 8.30pm 4720 5555 Sunday, June 1 Sunday Karaoke Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 6pm 9623 1211 Steve Passfield Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 Forage and Feast Market Venue: Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest Free entry, 10am 4735 1100 The Listening Room Venue: Kelly’s Lounge at Penrith Panthers Free entry, 12pm 4720 5555 Friday, June 6 34th Birthday Party ft. Tigerlily Venue: Peachtree Hotel $15, 8pm 4731 3444 Cabaret Lunch Venue: Rooty Hill RSL $25, 11am 9625 5500 Trivia Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 3pm 9623 1211

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET RATED R

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is a black comedy from the critically acclaimed director Martin Scorsese that follows the life of New York stockbroker Jordon Belfort. The film is based on Belfort’s memoir and stars Leonardo Dicaprio as the wealthy Wall Street ‘wolf’, who makes a fortune only to fall into a life that involved corruption and securities fraud during the 1990’s. He lives a decadent lifestyle full of moral ambiguity, parties, drugs and sex. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ received a positive critical reception and was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also stars Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff, a salesman who goes into business with Belfort, Margot Robbie as Belfort’s second wife, Naomi Lapaglia, and Matthew McConaughey as Mark Hanna, Belfort’s boss. This is an interesting peek into the world of money and corruption.

MALEFICENT RATED M Starring: Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

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‘Maleficent’ is based around the story of the iconic Disney villain from the much loved animation classic ‘Sleeping Beauty’. The beautiful Angelina Jolie plays the evil fairy in this dark tale that details the betrayal that she experienced, allowing audiences to see into her life and understand how Maleficent’s heart turned to stone. Maleficent is driven by revenge to place a curse on Aurora, the daughter of the human king. As Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, grows she is torn between the human kingdom in which she was born and the forest kingdom which she loves dearly. Maleficent decides that Aurora may indeed be the key to peace between the two kingdoms and is forced into action, changing both worlds in the process. The film was directed by Robert Stromberg with the screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. The fantasy and magic in the film is sure to appeal to both older children and those young at heart. This live action movie brings to life an animated childhood favourite, with a slightly darker twist.

After featuring on Naughty Boy’s ‘La La La’ and Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ British singer-songwriter Sam Smith is back into the charts with his debut album, ‘In The Lonely Hour’. The album has already spawned the hits ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Money on My Mind’ which have clearly struck a chord with listeners, reaching over 8 million and 19 million YouTube views respectively. Other tracks on the album include ‘Leave Your Lover’, ‘Lay Me Down’, ‘Make It To Me’ and an acoustic version of ‘Latch’. There are a few upbeat moments on tracks such as ‘Money On My Mind’ but all in all ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is a pretty smooth affair that is great for a relaxing afternoon listen. This talented 22-year-old won the ‘Critics’ Choice’ award at the ‘2014 BRIT Awards’ and topped the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll. With this new offering there’s no knowing what he might next achieve. ‘In The Lonely Hour’ showcases Sam Smith’s beautiful vocals and will surely please anyone who is fond of a great pop love song. This is a chilled out album that provides the perfect romantic soundtrack.

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Mario Kart 8 sees the return of some of the best features from previous releases. This include 12-player online competitive play as well as underwater racing, hang gliders, motorbikes and the ability to perform mid-air tricks. All your most loved characters will be back to race their hearts out in Mario Kart 8, along with fan-favourites Toadette and Waluigi. Plus this is the first time that a Mario Kart game has been released in HD!

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t’s never easy to please the whole family when it comes to meal times, but at Hog’s Breath Cafe you’ll find plenty of options to keep every member happy. And this year, Hog’s Breath Cafe is turning 25, so why not grab your favourite people and celebrate with a delicious meal in a family friendly environment. There’s a selection of ‘Hog-etisers’ that include some delicious little morsels like hog tail fries, garlic and herb bread, hoggies loaded potato skins, chicken tenders and salt and pepper calamari. For those who love their red meat, Hog’s Breath Cafe pride themselves on their Prime Rib steaks. Slow cooked for at least 18 hours, the meat is then seared on a char grill and delivered to your table. There are plenty of options to suit everyone’s taste including natural prime rib, hickory smoked prime rib, Byron Bay chilli prime rib and garlic prawn prime rib. You can also choose the size of your prime rib with traditional cut, lite cut and mega cut. But it’s not just the steak eaters that are catered for. There are also a selection of salads, including chicken caesar and calamari balsamic, along with burgers and wraps, including the crispy chicken burger, avocado and mushroom wrap and the cheese burger in paradise. Or why not check out the pasta, chicken, seafood or flame grilled ribs. For those that are feeling particularly

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Hog’s Breath also has a frequent diner program and $9.90 lunches, bringing value and good food to their customers. Hog’s Breath Cafe Penrith is located at 4 Riley Street, Penrith. For bookings or more information, call 4721 4288 or visit www. hogsbreath.com.au.

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ou’ve possibly never heard of Cherry Tree Hill wines, but take note because here’s a small maker in the Southern Highlands of NSW that’s on the rise. After 12 years of hard work it’s now got a half-dozen top-quality varietals and blends, of which over half already have a barrel-full of awards from major shows, regional events and even an International Challenge. Gabi Lorentz and his family established a family farm at Sutton Forest in the Highlands after landing in Australia 30 years ago, and with fond memories of riding through his famous grandfather’s vineyards back in Hungary by horse-and-cart as a boy, decided in 2000 to start growing grapes himself in this newest of Australian wine regions. Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling were followed by Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, with highly-respected local makers Anton and Mark Balog contracted to turn this fruit into grand drops. They are now available online – and offer an interesting Wine Club that gives members up to 30 per cent in discounts, and will open their Cellar Door in Spring. Until then you can buy as little as a single bottle online: if you love a Chardonnay, go for the 2011 Cherry Tree Hill Diana that abounds with varietal citrus and grapefruit, almond nougat, butterscotch and a toasty elegance – and absolutely ideal with shellfish. Great value at $35 (plus $12 freight up to 48 bottles) with Club discounts reducing it to just $24.50.

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juki Mala (known as the Chooky Dancers) performed at the Joan last Friday and Saturday with audiences of all backgrounds flocking to see the performance. Almost 750 people were in attendance to witness the acclaimed Northern Australian dancers who put on three amazing shows. Djuki Mala are most well known to audiences for their YouTube hits including ‘Zorba The Greek’, which they performed on the night. It was clearly a crowd favourite with the dance being well received with a huge round of applause. In attendance was: Sue Sheehan, Billy and Lee Matthews, Leanne and Laurance Thompson along with large groups from Blue Mountains Aboriginal and Cultural Resource Centre and the Wangary Aboriginal Home Care who met the Chooky Dancers after the 2pm Saturday performance for a BBQ that was put on at the centre.

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Emirates sets the bar high when it comes to looking after young passengers DAVE ELLIS

hile many corporations have foundered as a consequence of talking big, but fatally thinking small, one that’s conversely proven the success of talking big, and then very deliberately thinking small, is Middle East-based airline Emirates. First taking to the skies in 1985 with just two leased aircraft, Emirates in less than 30 years has built-up a fleet of more than 210 wide-bodied passenger aircraft – and has orders in for an extraordinary 377 more that’ll cost it an almost mind-paralysing US$162 billion. And today it flies to more than 140 destinations in 80 countries – including 84 services a week from Australia that go either direct from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, or via Singapore, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur, to its Dubai home-base, and onwards worldwide from there. And it also has 29 flights a week from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to New Zealand as well. While all this perhaps suggests that

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Emirates is purely about all things big, it equally has a focus on the much smaller things. And this includes its youngest guests, from the tiniest of bubs to toddlers and teens… those that it hopes will grow up to become life-long Emirates aficionados and frequent-flyers for decades to come. For the wee-est of these guests the airline carries everything aboard from milk formula and baby bottles to two types of jar food, nappies and bassinets. At the same time to keep kids of all ages amused in-flight, widescreen in-seat digital entertainment systems feature a dozen new release children’s movies, scores of Disney classics, 30+ dedicated kids’ TV channels, 60 hours of others like ‘Sesame Street’, ‘Dora the Explorer’, ‘Fireman Sam’, and perennial favourites ‘Tom & Jerry’ with special children’s-size headphones for a snug fit. Pre-schoolers also get their own ‘Fly With Me Monster’ toys. Kids can take these Buddies and Critters home to start their own Monster Toy collections at flight’s end… Emirates have given away an amazing 3.5 million since 2012. For more information about flying Emirates with kids, phone 1300 303 777 or visit www.emirates.com/au.

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Wednesday’s stars highlight your creative and humanitarian side. Friday’s Sun/Uranus hook-up is all about shaking up your usual routine, taking some adventurous risks, and expressing your individuality in innovative ways. Listen to Bob Marley: “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?”

PISCES FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

With Venus and Saturn in your neighbourhood and international zones, there are long-term, far-reaching benefits to be gained through nurturing contacts within your local community. So your current motto is ‘Think global, act local’. There’ll also be plenty of opportunities to exchange news.

ARIES MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

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Attached Aries prepare to be at your sexy best, as Mars charges through your partnership zone. So it’s time to up the sizzle factor and make your (neglected?) spouse feel extra special. Single Rams don’t sit around passively waiting for your soul mate to magically appear. You need to be passionately proactive as you go out on the prowl.

With Venus vamping through your career zone until June 23, your professional life is about to become extremely interesting. Some lucky Lions can expect a promotion or improved conditions, while others will just be very busy. Single Cats, love and work could also combine in romantic and totally unexpected ways.

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TAURUS APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

LIBRA SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

Mighty Mars is moving through your sign until July 26 so strive to get the balance right between cool independence and cosy togetherness. Pooling individual ideas leads to exciting and unexpected joint ventures, as you dare to be different. Wednesday is wonderful for romance while Friday is a fabulous day to go on a grand adventure.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

With peacemaker Venus visiting your relationship zone, you’re in a generous mood as you offer emotional support to those around you. Communication and consultation are the keys. Scorpios are serious planners and master strategists but it’s a wonderful week to step outside your usual routine and do something that’s adventurous.

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SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Twins are terrific talkers. But, when it comes to a friendship, fledgling romance, hobby or sporting activity, stop talking about what you want and instead start doing. Being proactive will put a pep in your step and a smile on your dial. Mercury reverses through your finance zone on the weekend, so resist the temptation to be impulsive.

This week’s stars encourage being impulsive in love which is a Sagittarian speciality! Amorous Archers are experts at falling in and out of love very quickly, and are notorious for hasty hookups, shotgun weddings, sudden separations and dramatic divorces. A little less haste in all your relationships will lead to less long-term regrets.

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Have you been running around like a busy Bull on steroids? It’s time to slow down, as you re-discover your inner child and throw yourself into creative projects that make your heart sing. But with Mercury going retrograde on the weekend, make sure you check and double-check all social events and travel plans.

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Fitec is the Fitness Industry Training & Education Centre. It’s where the trainers get their training! As part of raising awareness and promoting it in our community, we present the Fitec Fitness Champion! Each week we will interview someone who has successfully made health and fitness an integral part of their life...

Top three tips for good health? 1. Commitment. Once you have decided to start your exercise program you must commit. This might be one day a week or more, walking, riding a bicycle or working out at the gym. Another way to assist with your commitment is to have a training partner. 2. Dietary Planning. This plays an integral role in your good health e.g. planning meals, snacks and treats. Having your food prepared or at least planned for the day helps with this discipline. Similarly, a sensible planning regime for exercise is also essential. 3. Set Goals. This will assist in maintaining focus. The goals must be realistic, attainable, measurable and time based. Have a clear picture in your mind of what you want to achieve. The next step is to reward yourself on achieving a goal.

What do you consider the biggest benefit of being fit and healthy? I enjoy numerous benefits. Being fit now allows me to be able to help other people become more active and improve their fitness. I enjoy a huge amount of personal satisfaction when I see one of my clients reach one of their goals or achieve something they have not done for years. I remember the personal satisfaction I gained from achieving these milestones.

A daily ‘must do’? For me, it’s a great breakfast. This sets me up for the day. I always vary my breakfast just to keep it fun. I make smoothies or cook eggs with mushrooms and asparagus or have a bowl of steel cut oats. I also enjoy paleo pancakes (recipes easily sourced through the internet) with fresh fruit and yogurt. I use fresh, free range, good fat foods as much as possible.

What type of activity/exercise do you enjoy the most? To maintain interest, I vary my exercise routine regularly – swimming, running, stretching however I must admit weight workouts are my favourite because I experience a natural high after each session and over time I can see the physical results.

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Biggest health/fitness misconception? Wow! There are quite a few. One I often hear is that you have to be thin or heavily muscled to be fit and healthy. This is not necessarily the case, we can’t all get down to a body fat content of 12 per cent. This ties in nicely with your goal setting, be realistic.

How does fitness feature in your life? I had been on the diet treadmill for over 10 years with no success. I had reached a very low point as the scales ruled my life. A close friend suggested trying a personal trainer. Once I started exercising with my trainer I found the scales were irrelevant to my fitness levels. I learnt to listen to my body, exercise and implement a healthy eating routine. 15 years later I am still setting personal challenges and goals. For me, fitness is now a lifestyle.

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How do you stay motivated when it’s so easy to just ‘take it easy.’ My motivation is the fact that fitness is my lifestyle. I take pride in the fact that I can do so many things now.

HEALTH

Part 2: What are we really eating today? DAVID STEIN Owner & Manager of Fitec david@ fitec.com.au

Eat simple foods like water, organic meats and vegetables

Last week Ivana Brcic wrote in a letter for us with her views. She spoke of the confusion around eating and a healthy diet. This week is part two.

Thanks for writing in Ivana. Any questions? Let me know and email me at david@fitec.com.au.

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There were many risks in everyday life hundreds of years ago; childbirth and climate to name a couple. But the common diseases we suffer from today were not as prevalent. Neither were packaged, processed foods. Or anything genetically manipulated in a lab. Yet what are we eating today? Genetically modified fruits and vegetables. Meat sourced from grain/hormone/antibiotic fed, unhealthy animals. Milk pasteurised and empty of any good nutrition. And that’s the good food options. We eat packaged snacks that claim to be filled with all the vitamins our children need. Fast food that is delivered to you very quickly but has been sitting on a shelf full of preservatives. Sugary drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks or juices filled with synthetic vitamins. And a huge selection of grain products. Breads; flat, round, sliced, thick, thin, brown, white, multigrain, low GI, high folate and fibre, Lebanese, Indian, I even saw a ‘breakfast’ loaf... Hope nobody accidentally eats it at lunchtime! The list goes on. Common sense tells me we need to stop. Let’s take a look into our fridges and pantries and read a few labels. Chances are if you don’t know what an ingredient is, you shouldn’t be eating it. Make it simple. Clean, pure water. Source good, free range, grass-fed meat. Find lots of fruits and vegetables, organic when possible. The best quality milk you can find. They will give you all the real vitamins and minerals your body needs as well as all the other good compounds and cultures that are the foundation of a healthy, vital body. Start eating the way our ancestors did. It might cost you a bit more, but if you don’t invest in your health now, you may be paying for your sickness later.

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NICOLE MCMILLAN Practice owner of Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic and the Western Sydney Cat Hospital

Family members should all make a point of gently handling the puppy

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Part 2: Making your puppy kid friendly

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Last week we started discussing children and dogs and the signs to look for that indicate a dog is feeling uncomfortable around children. This week we will discuss preparing puppies for children and how to raise a puppy that interacts well with kids. To accomplish a good relationship between pets and children, there should be frequent positive interactions for the young pup to meet children during its early months of life. Puppies are most social and receptive to learning up to 12 weeks of age; the experiences and interactions they have during this time can make a lifelong impression. This means that if a young child accidentally hurts a young puppy, the puppy may be scared or act inappropriately towards children all its life. Ongoing positive experiences between children and puppies are essential to maintain healthy social relationships. Puppies should be introduced to children when they are calm, and treats should be used to facilitate introductions; this allows the puppy to build a positive association with children. Positive interactions at a young age help prevent the development of fear, avoidance behaviour and aggression when the pet becomes older. All family members should make a point of gently and positively handling the puppy in ways that a child might touch it. This may mean that you give the puppy treats while touching the tail, ears, body as well as during grooming, nail trimming and teeth brushing. This will allow the puppy to become used to handling and not become fearful. Any type of physical punishment, threats with the hand or forceful interactions should be avoided. Pets must learn that the human hand is friendly and not to be feared; if pets associate hand movement with threats or discomfort, they can bite when a child moves a hand towards them as they may associate it with a previous negative interaction. Puppy classes that encourage family attendance can be a great way for puppies to interact with other dogs, people and children in a controlled environment. However, it is important that puppies are not overwhelmed so they do not develop fear or avoidance behaviour towards other animals or people.

Last week I discussed some of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), its triggers and some of the lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the impacts of those symptoms on your daily life. Though you can reduce your caffeine intake, reduce alcohol, take in more fibre and eat more fruit and vegetables as well as drink more water and do moderate exercise to help reduce the symptoms of IBS, there are a number of medications that can help. Some of the better medicines and supplements available include probiotics like Inner Health Plus and its sister product IBS Support, which is specifically formulated to relieve IBS symptoms. These help establish a healthy “tummy” environment. This leads to less “flare-ups” of IBS and can reduce the severity of symptoms. Another natural product that is very good is Iberogast. It is very safe for the symptoms of IBS. It has been used on over 25 million patients and for over 50 years in Europe. It can be used safely to complement probiotics or on its own as it relaxes the intestinal muscles and reduces cramping. A product such as Buscopan may reduce abdominal pain, and others like Imodium and Gastro-Stop are useful for diarrhoea. Regular fibre drinks, such as Metamucil and Benefiber can help relieve constipation and make you more regular. Finally certain laxatives can help but they generally do not help IBS too much long term. The symptoms of IBS can also be symptoms of other gastrointestinal problems and your doctor can organise tests to investigate the cause of your symptoms. It is recommended you speak to your doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. If you have any questions or would like to get a copy of the “The IBS Diet” leaflet, come into Martin’s Chemist at the St Marys Village, Charles Hackett Drive, St Marys. Our phone number is 9673 1010.

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God: the greatest treasure of all With so much going on and with so many demands being made on us, life can get very busy and hectic. Yet despite this, it seems we can always make time for what we think is important. Jesus once told a story about two men. The first man found a great treasure hidden in a field. Once he had discovered this treasure, in great joy he went and sold all he had and bought that field. The second man was a merchant, a trader. He was looking for fine pearls. He found a pearl of great value. When he found that pearl he sold everything he had so that he could buy the pearl. Jesus’ story is a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven and what it means to be a member of God’s kingdom, to be one of God’s own people. Jesus is saying that the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure, like a fine pearl, so that once you have it you would never want to lose it or let it go. Knowing God, being with God is so valuable, so priceless, and so important that nothing should distract you or get in the way of you being part of it! At the bottom line, Jesus is saying to us that the most important and valuable thing in life, the best thing in life, is being one of God’s people. This is so valuable and so precious that nothing (even the business of work, family, sport or leisure), should hinder or get in the way of us making the decision to daily follow Jesus. Then we can have the greatest treasure of all!


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Evelyn’s 99 years young! Kingswood Women’s Bowling Club wishes a special member a very happy birthday

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oday (Friday, May 30) is the birthday of Evelyn Hitchenson, a 99-year-young beauty who has a long and special history as a member of the Kingswood Women’s Bowling Club. Ms Hitchenson has been a member of the local club since 1986, which she joined after developing a passion for all things bowls, which she attributes to her late husband, Fred Hitchenson. “I was a widow and the boy next door asked me to marry him – he was totally blind. A lovely, lovely man,” she said.

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“He was a blind bowler and just for something to do, he asked me to go and watch them play blind bowls. I didn’t know a thing about bowls but I was sure you couldn’t play them blind.” She soon found out that playing blind bowls was more than possible, in fact, her future husband was more than capable – he was a champion. He proposed one day when they were visiting exhibition homes together in Penrith. “It turned out to be the happiest 36 years of my life, and for him too. I devoted my life to him,” she said. The club celebrated the milestone birthday on Tuesday, May 27, to show their oldest member just how special she is.

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Jan Kelly prepares the scones ceased,” said Valda Silvy, Producer of the Music Program at the Joan. “They love doing it and at the same time they are helping the community. I just love them and am so thankful for their help.” The Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of service in Australia in 2014 and to commemorate the achievement, there will be a local celebration at Penrith Paceway on Saturday, August 16 at 12.30pm. For more information or to pre-book your $35 ticket, contact Sue Gallagher on 4735 2743.

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or almost 25 years, a group of Red Cross volunteers have once a month made their way to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre bright and early to prepare hundreds of scones for the area’s seniors. The group of 10 women cut, butter, jam and cream scones for an hour or more before the Joan’s Morning Melodies concert series in return for a monthly donation to the Red Cross, simply because they love it. “It is a great social time for all of us ladies but it is also something good for the community. Volunteering is something we enjoy – we help out because we like doing it,” said Betty Watkins, Red Cross Volunteer. The volunteers include Sue Gallagher, Joan Aubrey, Jan Hennell, Lyn Foster, Betty Watkins, Annette Higgins, Chris Bale, Jan Kelly, Pauline Glenfell and Evelyn Surgenor. “This is a passion of mine, it is a great success story. In 25 years they [the volunteers] have been coming and in that time, Morning Melodies has not

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Rotarians set to participate in “mini United Nations” Over 18,000 Rotarians will be in Sydney next week for a Convention CASSANDR O’CONNOR @cassandra_o

otarians from across Penrith will join more than 18,000 Rotary club members from all over world for the organisation’s 105th International Convention, which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from June 1 to 4. President of the Penrith Valley Club, Don Mackenzie, said local Rotarians were looking forward to catching up with their international counterparts and attending a number of special events at the Convention. “The Convention will provide members with a great opportunity to share success stories, exchange ideas and renew acquaintances,” he said. “Rotary’s International Convention is often described as a “mini-United Nations” because of its global scope and

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Penrith Valley Rotary Club will participate in the International Convention next week

cultural diversity of its members.” A major portion of the Convention will be devoted to Rotary’s top priority, the global eradication of the crippling disease polio. However projects such as the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and charity events such as Penrith Carols by Candlelight will also be discussed. “The Convention is expected to inject an estimated $60.5 million into the Sydney and broader NSW economy. Tourism will also gain a major boost, with international Rotarians being encouraged to explore Penrith Valley and the Blue Mountains before and after the Convention,” Mr Mackenzie said. And you don’t have to be a Rotarian to take part in the Convention. “We are also encouraging the public to get involved in several events during the Convention, including the ‘End Polio Now-Make History Today 3K Walk’, which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park on May 31.” One of the region’s most successful humanitarian organisations, local Rotarians have fundraised and donated in excess of $50,000 to local and overseas charities and causes. This year they have supported Kurrambee School in Werrington and a ‘Books in Homes’ program.

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DAVID HENBY and his companion dog, Trixie are icons in the Penrith area and well deserving of this week’s Senior of the Week title. The 77-year-old Cambridge Park local and his golden retriever have been members of Cambridge Park Lions Club for over eight years and are always out and about supporting the community. Mr Henby and Trixie regularly do the rounds at Nepean Hospital, brightening the day of patients and fundraising for the Lions Club at the same time. Trixie wears panniers around her neck to collect the donations. The pair have collected up to approximately $8,000 each year, for the past five years, which has been donated through the Lions Club to various organisations including the Nepean Hospital Children’s Ward, Tresillion, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis and more.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CLEANING • Servicing the Penrith Area for over 5 years Kaytee’s Cleaning Service

 Continuous Aluminium  Colorbond Zincalume  Leaf Guard Specials

$

Reliable Services & Competitive Prices

CONCRETING

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Carpet & Vinyl Supplied & Installed Repairs & Restreches Free Quote

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ABC SEAMLESS GUTTER DISCOUNTERS All Types of Gutters Installed

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Ph: 0428 271118

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Licence No. 173676c

50 95

$

* Hedge trimming * Gutter cleaning * Bushfire hazard reduction * Removal of all clippings

Call Steve on 4735 3142 or 0416 116 602

Servicing the Penrith Area for over 5 years

$

with FREE can of Scotchguard

• • • •

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

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CLEANING

All stains treated and deodorised inc. Rugs, sofas, dining chairs etc. Powerful truckmount steam cleaner, quick drying.

15 years experience

All garden and lawn services provided including:

CLEANING SERVICE

AFFORDABLE CARPET CLEANING

5 rooms from

Penrith Valley Garden Care

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MetWest Carpet Cleaning

2 rooms from

GARDENING & MAINTENANCE

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est 1999

CARPET CLEANING & REPAIRS

• • • • •

Lawn Mowing & Edge Trimming Garden Maintenance & Trimming Weed Spraying & Control Mulching, Pebbles & Landscape Services We also do PRESSURE CLEANING!

Contact Rob:

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0438 834 139

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Licence No. 189585C ABN: 49559903646

“Where quality, service & great prices come together”

Call Shane 0411 704 302

With Every New Driveway FREE Excavataion and Removal of Old Driveway WW9278

LET US TRANSFORM THE LOOK OF YOUR PRIDE & JOY & BE THE ENVY OF YOUR STREET

Everyone loves a healthy garden

mccoy’s property maintenance Budget Painting

$ from

SECURITY SERVICES

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT

250

PER ROOM

includes Paint & Preparation

Property maintenance or Garden replenished - good prices

• Lawn Mowing • Garden Maintenance • High Pressure Cleaning • Prompt Service • Fully Insured

50

$

Lawnmowing & Edging

for properties up to 1/4 acre size Must presnt coupon. Valid till 30/6/14

Call us now!

8677 8885

details www.mccoys.com.au or Call 0431 824 003 WW8528

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M&J

FULLY GUARANTEED WORK

Call Karen on 4733 6753

DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL • Fast Clean Service

• Decorative Finishes

• Interior And Exterior

• Competitive Prices

• Fully Insured • All Work Done

• Reliable Service

POOLS

LOCAL PLUMBER

GIVE YOUR POOL THE CARE IT DESERVES

Ph: 0406 715 116 Free Drain Camera Free Plumbing Inspection Leak Detection, Hot Water, Gas Seniors/Pensioners Discounts

Same Day Service 24hr Emergency

Blocked Drains from $49

www.everlastplumbing.com.au

Taps & Toilets Repaired save $39 Conditions apply.

FULL MOBILE SERVICE We are very experienced and use the Latest Technology in water testing. You can visit our state of the art shop for the latest pool equipment & maintenance products.

4735 5322 REMOVALIST

NEPEAN MAINTENANCE PLUMBING

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Lic No. 4715C

FREE UNLIMITED BOXES

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

SELLING SOMETHING?

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LOCAL PLUMBER

Pensioner discount Local, country, interstate and international moves Residential and Commercial moves

1800 830 506

Sydney Storage Facility Living and deceased estates Antiques & fine arts Prepacking & decluttering Family owned and operated since 1981

Please phone our friendly staff today or visit www.doublejremovals.com.au

PLUMBER, DRAINER, GASFITTER

roof plumber, backflow & rpz testing

24hrs/7 days a week all areas , free quotes pensioner and senior discounts

Call Chris on 0404 478 487 lic. 251075c

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For your convenience We accept!

bill@ausgreenturf.com.au

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Shop 2/133 Russell Street, Emu Plains

Everlast Plumbing

CALL GREG NOW ON: WW320 0400 873 805

SKIP

• Swimming pool service and maintenance • We service, maintain, repair & renovate • Casual, regular & holiday servicing.

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$0 SERVICE CALL

0406 715 116

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BOO K YO UR TOD AY!

TURF

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Lic No 264213c

Lic No 264213c

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Conditions apply

Call 1300 785 845 or Book online at binbuddies.com.au

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PLUMBING

• • • • • • •

• 100% Labour Guarantee • Up Front Pricing

2m, 3m, 4m, 6m, 10m & 13m

Lic No. 44995C

A/H - 4733 2525

Ph 1800 600 760 Mob 0419 972 399

$0 Call Out Blocked Drains from $49 Taps, Toilets repaired save $39 Hot Water, Gas + LPG Leak detection, pipe location Free Plumbing Inspection Free Drain Camera with every jet blasting • Pensioner Discounts

BIN SIZES AVAILABLE

Jason - 0417 221 822 • Mark - 0417 223 288

TOTAL SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WE CARE FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENT

24HRS 7 DAYS PER WEEK

Light Domestic / Green Waste Light Construction Heavy Mix Bricks / Concrete

FREE QUOTES

Glenmore Park

Email: envirocare1@bigpond.com

LOCAL PLUMBER

SKIP BINS ALL WASTE TYPES

Personally

• Big Or Small Jobs

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Painting & Decorating

PEST MANAGEMENT SERVICES

PLUMBING

Sec Lic no. 409002239

WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED

CRYSTAL CLEAR PEST CONTROL Family Owned Local Business for 18 Years Enjoy reliable professional service with a smile!

Geoff 0415 253 252

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

PEST CONTROL

Spiders, Ants, Fleas, Rodents, Cockroaches, Bird Lice, Wasps & Bees, Carpet Beetles. Termite Inspections and Treatments.

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ALL WORK guaranteed Licenced and insured. Tradesman Lic 196221C

Supplier of Security Doors Flyscreens & Windows Grilles

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PAINTERS & DECORATORS

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Call Shane 0411 704 302

Licence No. 189585C ABN: 49559903646

With Every New Driveway FREE Excavataion and Removal of Old Driveway WW9279

Specialists in all Aspect of Concrete work • Driveway • House Slabs • Patios • Paths TRAINING COURSES

POSITIONS VACANT

• Four month maternity leave contract with possibility of extension • Commence immediately • MYOB experience essential, full understanding of debtors & creditors a must • Minimum hours 30 per week Monday to Friday

Train on the wards practically Your own NURSE COACH Job opportunities with our agency We offer: First Aid Cert III Aged Care, Disability and Health and Community Care  Cert IV Aged Care  Stepping stone to EN/RN/UNI  Award winning college      

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F

Bookkeeping position

nd ity a Care l i b Disa nity Nurse in as are, ommu C d little as 5 WEEKS Age e and C m o H

Please send resume email only to:

9576 7282

Applications close Thursday June 5th

www.austnursingandtraining.com.au RTO Partner No: 0812 WW9292

4577 9577 WW8375

Phone • Book online: www.forktime.com.au

MEDICAL RECEPTION COURSE Medical Terminology, Reception, Medicare, Computing and more! Saturdays. Exc Job Prospects & Govt Assistance Approved.

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BOOK ONLINE www.wesleyhealth.com.au

Ph:1300 255 626 | 0404 714 714

ADULT SERVICES

Aussie Delight

www.bikewrecker.com.au

SELLING SOMETHING?

POSITIONS VACANT

Anne 0424 373 054 call ID# Required Monday 2nd June - Monday 9th June

For your convenience We accept!

Reporting to the Executive Manager this position will act as the first point of contact for client intake and determine eligibility of prospective clients through the assessment process. The successful person will have the ability to work as a constructive Team Member, whilst supervising the Client Services worker position. You will have an understanding of the Community Care Common Standards, demonstrated customer service experience, a high level of verbal and communication skills and relevant tertiary qualifications or appropriate industry experience.

Layup & Cutting All types of fabric Plenty of work

Please call 4722 3083 for a copy of the job description. Forward your resume with a cover letter highlighting how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the job description to:

0439

268 342 WW9263

ADVERTISING WORKS

Reach your customers through the power of your local newspaper. Local people make up to 90% of your customers. Classified advertising is the most cost effective way to reach them. Like to know more...

WIDEST POSSIBLE CHOICE OF SINCERE LOVELY PEOPLE SPECIALIST MATCHMAKER MEET THE PERSON OF YOUR CHOOSING AS SOON AS YOU WANT MATCHMAKER SINCE 1976 MEET GOOD PEOPLE Like Factory Manager Tom 42 yrs - 5ft 7in. On five acres. Loves fresh air & horses. Maltese origin. Ideal gent for Aussie or Euro origin lady 32-42 who is close to family & loves horses. SMS “Tom 42” 0432 655 003 24 hrs/7days or call for details on (02) 9808 3010 no fee.

GENTS SEEKING LOVELIFE phone (02) 9808 6955 - 10am-6pm. Gents phone or SMS “meet up” to 0422 304 847.

CHRISTIAN CONNECT to 0416 517 083. FEMALES SMS “man4me” to 0432 655 003

The Manager GREAT Community Transport Inc PO Box 124, LAWSON NSW 2783 by close of business on 13th June 2014

GET YOUR BUSINESS NOTICED

ADULT SERVICES

We are seeking to engage a suitably qualified and experienced person to conduct telephone assessments and manage client issues for GREAT Community Transport Inc, a not-for-profit organisation providing community transport in Penrith and the Blue Mountains LGAs.

The position is 28hrs/wk permanent part-time.

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Call 4722 2998 Be Wise ... Advertise!

POSITIONS VACANT

Cutter Required

Can help you with love problems, bad luck, spirits, spells, constant failure in business, no problems without solutions. Born gifted healer will bring back lost love quickly and remove all negative. Call you will never regret it

0415 428 356

Qualified to satisfy, petite, busty, mature

Ph: 63 628 520 0416 207 887

or

African Spiritualist Clairvoyant

more info www.mr-sety.com

Client Intake Officer

Westmead Hospital & Liverpool Hospital

1800 011 123

Will Pick Up

9602 8999 0408 441 075

Phone:

1hour pick-up

Ladies required for boutique establishment Great $$$$ to be made

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(Near Windsor)

Registered Training Organisation (RTO)-434047

FORKLIFT TRAINING High Reach & Counter Balanced Licence & Refresher Courses CONSTRUCTION INDUCTION White Cards – Mulgrave & Faulconbridge EWPA COURSES Yellow Card Courses incl SCISSOR & VERTICAL Lift WORKING AT HEIGHTS Training Courses CONFINED SPACE TRAINING

(conditions apply)

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Construction Industry Training

$1000

ORANGE NEW SOUTH WALES

ALL BIKES WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

.com.au

UNIT 1/4 CUNNEEN ST MULGRAVE

AUTOMOTIVE

A1 CASH

All vehicles Free Removal

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accounts@airconditioningdistributors.com.au

Established Since 1990 Terms & Conditions

PSYCHICS

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OST M R O F REE

CARS - WANTED

or Ph 9808 3010.

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AFFINITY MATCHME NETWORK 10 King Street, Rockdale

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TRAINING COURSES

POSITIONS VACANT

Administrative Support and Document Control Officer – 24 months position Great Community Transport Inc. provides special care transport for Penrith and Blue Mountains LGAs and is seeking to engage a skilled person to provide administrative support to the Executive Manager and ensure effective document control of the Policy and Procedure manuals. The successful person will have:

d lerate e c c A ng traini

Essential: • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication • Demonstrated computer, document management, administrative, filing and record keeping skills • Proven problem-solving, organizational and time management ability • Understanding of relevant quality assurance practices • Understanding of WH&S legislation Desirable: • Experience working with volunteers and community groups. • Understanding of the Community Care Standards Wages: • SCHADS Level 4 – 1 to 4 Point (Salary Sacrifice may be available) Hours: • P/Part-time – 18 hrs/p/wk Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Call 4722 3083 for a copy of job description. Please forward your written application addressing the above criteria to: The Manager GREAT Community Transport Inc PO Box 124, LAWSON NSW 2783

YOUR GATEWAY TO A BETTER CAREER IN HEALTH CARE

By close of business on 6th June 2014

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TRAINING COURSES

‘TRAIN with us we will HELP you to be JOB READY’ • Get qualified FAST • Get started today - flexible learning, study at your own pace

Call 1300 366 044 www.adepttraining.com.au

Expert training

Certificates III and IV in Pathology Certificates III and IV in Aged Care Medical Administration Certificates III and IV in Disability Certificates III and IV in Home and Community Care Certificates III in Allied Health Assistance and more!

FREE WORKSHOPS • INTERVIEW SKILLS • RESUME WRITING • GET THE JOB

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