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ENTERTAINMENT The Old Fella is still kicking p. 06

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It’s a family affair for extreme sports icon Travis Pastrana Far from your “hooligan” stereotype, freestyle motocross champion Travis Pastrana says the sport has an incredible, supportive atmosphere that draws fans in their millions. Plus there’s the wicked tricks too.

xtreme sports may have once had a bad-boy reputation but Nitro Circus frontman and champion motocross rider Travis Pastrana is set on changing that.

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The well-known motorsports figure will be visiting Australia next month to tour with his show Nitro Circus Live, which will be coming to Sydney’s Allphones Arena on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24. The show features Pastrana and a crew of talented action sports stars taking to the stage to perform impressively dangerous stunts and tricks. Nitro Circus has toured extensively before but the upcoming show promises to be even bigger and better with a multimillion dollar set and exciting new stunts to impress fans. “For us it’s all about the people you put together... we have about 40 of the best athletes in the world and when they come together, it’s just one big explosion of people trying to push themselves and when that happens, you’re going to get entertainment,” Pastrana said. The Nitro Circus team will also get to enjoy Sydney while they film on location for their action sport themed television show. “The TV show allows us to really go around and have fun on our off days and for us, that’s just a win-win, because it’s good promotion for the show and it’s good fun for us,” Pastrana said. While there’s no denying that the risky stunts performed at Nitro Circus shouldn’t be copied at home, Pastrana believes that the positive, energetic atmosphere at the show makes it family friendly. He said that although he receives the occasional complaint, most feedback is positive and some parents are grateful to Nitro Circus for inspiring children to put down the video games and be more active. “I just figure that if I can be the best person I can be, and we surround ourselves at Nitro Circus with a bunch of passionate guys that are just really positive people, they’re going to do their best to represent our sports well,” he said. “I think action sports, at the beginning, had a reputation for hooligans and destruction... if we’re going to get in trouble for something, it’s going to be base jumping off a building or something that hopefully doesn’t hurt anybody else,” he joked. For Pastrana, a love of action sports began during childhood, with both of his parents racing motorcycles and bringing him along to races on the weekend. Despite doing well in races and competitions, Pastrana found that he wasn’t

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truly fulfilled in his sports career – until he found freestyle motocross and the supportive spirit that came with it. “I started hanging out with some of the freestyle guys and it was such a different atmosphere. When you go to X Games and your biggest competition is cheering you on, it was something that was different to the mentality I was brought up with,” he said. He branched out into creating the Nitro Circus franchise without realising how successful it would become, and said that he believes the passion and energetic spirit is what attracts fans. “I think the reason it’s been so successful is people can genuinely see the passion. A lot of times, we’ll completely stop the show because someone on a tricycle or a boogie board did a trick that they’ve been trying maybe for a year, maybe two years, and with that they landed and we’re all so excited and we’re running out on the field,” he said. “People watching the show, they get amped up, they’re like ‘I don’t know what happened but you guys were fired up for this guy on the scooter,’ so it’s pretty cool.” Regardless of Pastrana’s obvious enthusiasm for the sport, he recently had a three year hiatus from freestyle motocross due to injuries, pursuing NASCAR racing while his knees and ankles healed.

Returning to Nitro Circus was also a choice influenced by family matters, with Pastrana’s professional skateboarder wife Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins enjoying the experience of touring. “The [NASCAR] racing for her, she had to really take a backseat, she was awesome and to be that supportive wife was something that she would do, but I can just see the passion and that smile on her face when she’s skating down that ramp,” he said. Pastrana also hopes that to bring up his six-month-old daughter around the warm, positive environment of freestyle motocross. “I’d rather her see that her parents wake up every morning with a smile on their faces and they follow their dreams and I hope that she sees the passion in the people around her,” he said. “I don’t mind if she’s a doctor or an artist or whatever she may pick up, she’ll definitely have the option to take up action sport if she’d like to. For me it’s just really important as a parent that she sees that life doesn’t have to be all work, but you do have to work hard.” Nitro Circus Live will tour at Allphones Arena on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24. For bookings or more information, visit www.nitrocircuslive.com or www.ticketek.com.au.


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In two hours, Burlinson uses his impressive voice to croon through classic songs from the past 60 years, from composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Cahn and Van Heusen. The song list includes hits such as ‘Come Fly With Me’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘The Lady is a Tramp’, ‘Fly Me To the Moon’ and others. Many Australians know Burlinson for his title role in the film ‘The Man From Snowy River’, but the multi-talented entertainer has also appeared in numerous other films and television series since his graduation from NIDA in 1976. Films and mini-series that Burlinson is credited in include ‘Phar Lap’, ‘Eureka

Stockade’, ‘Flesh and Blood’, ‘Windrider’ and ‘Piece of Cake’. Beyond his acting work, Burlinson has also created stage productions, ‘Now We’re Swingin’!’ and a Frank Sinatra tribute, ‘Frank – A Life in Song’. The tribute played to sold out audiences and got rave reviews from critics, who praised Burlinson’s ability to channel Sinatra’s sound. With a wealth of performing experience behind him, Burlinson also took on the role of a judge on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ in 2007 and stayed on board for three seasons, mentoring young talent. Despite his success in film, Burlinson feels most at home on stage. “There’s nothing quite like the live experience, I’ve really enjoyed working on stage with the musicians – it’s live, there’s nothing recorded, there’s no backing tracks, it all happens in the moment… there’s something special about live performance whether it’s acting or singing,” Burlinson said. Tom Burlinson will perform ‘The Best of Burlinson’ at Blacktown Workers Club on Saturday, April 5 at 8pm. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for visitors. For bookings or more information, call 9830 0600 or visit www.workersclub.com.au.

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The Old Fella ell-known comedian Rod Gregory, who dubs himself ‘The Old Fella’, hasn’t faded out of the spotlight since his debut on reality TV three years ago. Gregory showed off his comedic skills to the country on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ in 2011, coming fourth in the grand finale. Since then, he has continued to tour and bring laughter to people with his risqué, Aussie comedy routines. After having had a long career as a farmer, living a humble outback lifestyle, Gregory was forced to begin retirement early due to a serious back injury. Gregory quickly got bored and entertained himself by writing short, funny stories. The rest is history as his short stories struck a chord with TV audiences and now he is a household name. Rod Gregory, ‘The Old Fella’, will perform at Windsor RSL on Thursday, April 10 at 7pm. For bookings or more information, call 4587 6900 or visit www.windsorrsl.com.au.

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fter battling against catastrophic bushfires last year, the people of Springwood are ready to unite and celebrate their community. The Springwood Foundation Day will be held in Macquarie Road, Springwood on Saturday, April 5. There will be many attractions to enjoy, with more than 100 stalls set up, live entertainment, a grand parade, fun rides and an exciting ABC Exhibition Trailer. The unique, technologically advanced trailer lets users engage with ABC content, giving them the chance to practice news and weather presenting with a teleprompter or sing along to ABC Kids songs. Other features include seven LED screens, an iPad kiosk with ABC apps and a radio studio that people can use to host their own broadcast and download their performance to keep. Entertainment at the event will be held over three stages, with

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SPRINGWOOD FOUNDATION DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 10 dance performances and music from local school singers and bands. Kids can cuddle up to cute animals at Matilda’s Animal Nursery, and the Annual Springwood Dash is another crowd favourite. While the day will be a fun-filled occasion, it will also take a more serious tone during the Mayoral address, which will feature a civic presentation to representatives of the emergency services who assisted in the devastating October 2013 bush fires.

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Ten’s struggle for ratings continues New Channel Nine sitcom ‘Mom’ will premiere after ‘The Block’ finale this Wednesday, April 9. The comedy stars the well-known and very funny Anna Farris as a single mum, who after dealing with her battle with alcoholism and drug addiction, decides to restart her life in California wine country… of all places. ‘Mom’ begins with a double episode at 8.40pm.

SBS Irish-Canadian drama ‘Vikings’ has been renewed for a third season. Season three promises to immerse viewers even deeper into the exploits of these fearless warriors who are willing to risk it all for conquest and power. Season two recently started airing on SBS on Monday nights at 8.30pm. Production of season three is expected to get underway next year.

‘The X Factor’ returns to Channel Seven in a few months and it’s been confirmed that all four judges including host Luke Jacobz have signed on for another season. Ronan Keating, Red Foo, Nat Bass and Danni Minogue will all be back after an unbelievable first year.

One show that may not be coming to our screens at all, after it was axed in the US last week, is the series spin-off ‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’. The show was an off-shoot of the hit ‘Once Upon a Time’ and was based on ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of this show but I know it’s quite popular in TV Land. ABC’s ‘Q&A’ is headed to China for a special broadcast in Shanghai later this year. This isn’t the first time the political program has travelled overseas, previously broadcasting from India and Indonesia.

Channel Ten are struggling of late and there’s hope two new US shows will bring the network back to life. The shows are ‘Crisis’ (about an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the centre of an international crisis) and comedy ‘The Millers’ about a divorced local news reporter.


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Gig Guide 04-13.04.2014 Friday, April 4 Diesel Venue: Blacktown Workers Club $40, 8pm 9830 0600 Live DJ Venue: Red Cow Free entry, 7pm 4721 5666 Dream on Dreamer Venue: Tattersalls Hotel Free entry, 8.30pm 4732 6373 Live DJ Venue: O’Donoghues Emu Plains Free entry, 8.30pm 4735 5509 The Frocks Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 3 Rams Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 Live Entertainment Venue: Wallacia Panthers Free entry, 7.30pm 4773 8417 F.R.A Venue: Fitzroy Hotel Free entry, 8.30pm 4577 3396 From Here On In Venue: Fitzroy Hotel Free entry, 8.30pm 4577 3396 Flashback Fridays Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200 1984 Venue: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre $20-$39, 11am and 8pm 4723 7600 Social Darts Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 7pm 9623 1211 Mud Maps Venue: Lewers Learning Centre Free entry, all day 4735 1100 Saturday, April 5 Best of Burlinson Venue: Blacktown Workers Club $30 members/$35 visitors, 8pm 9830 0600 Think Pink! The Ultimate Tribute

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CELTIC ILLUSION ROOTY HILL RSL, APRIL 12 Show Venue: Penrith Panthers $20, 8pm 4720 5555 Rock n Roll Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 8.30pm 9623 1211 Too Many Guitars Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Trivia Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 3pm 9623 1211 Gladiators Fight Night Venue: St Marys Band Club $71.40, 6pm 9623 1211 Live DJ Venue: O’Donoghues Emu Plains Free entry, 8.30pm 4735 5509 The Zips Showband Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 Empty Fish Tank Venue: Tattersalls Hotel Free entry, 8pm 4732 6373 Live Entertainment Venue: Club Paceway Free entry, 6.30pm 4721 2375 Saturday Jazz Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 1984

Venue: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre $20-$34, 2pm and 8pm 4723 7600 Nepean Art Society Autumn Exhibition Venue: Former Council Chambers Free entry, 9am 9833 1772 Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders Venue: Sportingbet Stadium General Admin Adult $20, Kids $10, Family $50, 5.30pm Sunday, April 6 Sunday Karaoke Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 6pm 9623 1211 The Shuffle Boys Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 Mud Maps Venue: Lewers Learning Centre Free entry, all day 4735 1100 Friday, April 11 Diesel Venue: Penrith Panthers $42, 8pm 4720 5555 John Waters Venue: Rooty Hill RSL $45, 8pm 9625 5500 Live DJ Venue: Red Cow Free entry, 7pm

4721 5666 Live DJ Venue: O’Donoghues Emu Plains Free entry, 8.30pm 4735 5509 Live Entertainment Venue: Wallacia Panthers Free entry, 7.30pm 4773 8417 Endless Summer Beach Party Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Backlash Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 Glass Towers Venue: Tattersalls Hotel Free entry, 8.30pm 4732 6373 The Kamis Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200 Wondermountain Venue: Penrith Regional Gallery Free entry, 9am-5pm 4735 1100 Saturday, April 12 Celtic Illusion Venue: Rooty Hill RSL $35, 8pm 9625 5500 Rock n Roll Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 8.30pm 9623 1211 Trivia Venue: St Marys Band Club

Free entry, 3pm 9623 1211 Live DJ Venue: O’Donoghues Emu Plains Free entry, 8.30pm 4735 5509 Live Entertainment Venue: Club Paceway Free entry, 6.30pm 4721 2375 The Chosen Few Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Charice Venue: Blacktown Workers Club $80-$120, 7.30pm 9830 0600 Joe Grima Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 A Girls A Gun Venue: Fitzroy Hotel Free entry, 9pm 4577 3396 Stonefield Venue: Tattersalls Hotel $20, 8.30pm 4732 6373 Big Swing Band Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 Groovology Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200 Wondermountain Venue: Penrith Regional Gallery Free entry, 9am-5pm 4735 1100 Sunday, April 13 Sunday Karaoke Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 6pm 9623 1211 Rachael Laing Venue: Fitzroy Hotel Free entry, 1pm 4577 3396 Matchbox Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 Mud Maps Venue: Lewers Learning Centre Free entry, all day 4735 1100 A relaxing way to end the weekend!

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Starring: Travis Fimmel, Gabriel Byrne & Katheryn Winnick Combining historical fact and gripping entertainment, ‘Vikings’ brings an ancient culture to life on the screen. Created by Michael Hirst, who also worked on the film ‘Elizabeth’ and popular TV series ‘The Tudors’, ‘Vikings’ takes a deeper look at the lives of Viking families and their lifestyle in Scandinavia during the early medieval era. Ragnar is a fierce Viking warrior who decides to explore distant realms with his brother Rollo, searching for riches and longing to venture into the unknown. The siblings enjoy the thrill and reward of their adventure but return to discover that while they were in foreign areas, power has been shifting at home and fellow Vikings have been grouping together to exert their influence over the community. In the meantime, while Ragnar presents himself as a ruthless warrior and wages war on the battlefield, he also has to cope with the demands of his young family and fend off betrayals.

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This new film, inspired by the beloved childhood toy, has already been released in the US and became a surprise hit with critics. ‘The Lego Movie’ features the voice talents of a range of popular US actors but it’s the clever, funny plot and unusual animated Lego visuals that make the film. Will Ferrell voices Lord Business, an evil CEO who uses his power to bully the people of Bricksburg. He plots to get a superweapon, the Kragle, to terrorise the world, but is opposed by good wizard Vitruvius, who tries to stop him but is defeated. Vitruvius has a prophecy that sometime in the future, a ‘Special’ person is destined to find a mysterious item called the Piece of Resistance, which will destroy the Kragle’s powers and stop Lord Business. More than eight years later, his prediction comes true as an average construction worker, Emmet, and a random passerby, Wyldstyle, find the Piece of Resistance and team up with Vitruvius to fight Business. With their creative building powers, the group unite against the tyrant and embark on a massive adventure. This will be a massive hit with kids!

Tim Campbell is best known for his work on television and the stage, with a recent role in the series ‘House Husbands’, and a high media profile. He has also appeared in ‘Carols By Candelight’ and stage shows such as ‘Shout!’, ‘Wicked’ and ‘Rent’. But while he’s shown off his vocals many times, Campbell has never recorded an album, until now. His recent release ‘High School Disco’ is an impressive debut for the popular performer, with a track list packed with Campbell’s covers of classic dance and pop songs. Themed around the concept of music from Campbell’s high school days, the album includes songs such as Peaches and Herb’s ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’, Jackson 5’s ‘Can You Feel It’ and Madonna’s ‘Holiday’. “I have lived through and loved this era of music, and it continues to excite me today. Our High School Discos were always a memorable night, with classic melodies and music that had my friends and I on the dance floor all night,” Campbell said of the song choices. With a smooth, strong voice, Campbell easily does justice to each track, and puts a fresh stamp on older classics from the 70’s and 80’s.

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Riddle solving, puzzle loving archaeologist Professor Layton returns in his latest caper, ‘Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright’, which draws on the same tried and tested game format that fans have loved in the past. In this installment, players slowly uncover the story of Espella, a mysterious woman who is stalked through London by an unknown and intimidating force. Unsure of what’s happening or how to feel safe again, Espella enlists

the help of Professor Layton and his young assistant Luke Triton. While the duo are on the case and investigating, Espella is kidnapped and in pursuit of her, Layton and Luke magically get sucked into a fanciful medieval city called Labyrinthia. Following the investigators on their journey, the player has to explore Labyrinthia, a world rumoured to be filled with witches and teeming with magic, and solve tricky puzzles to uncover mysteries.

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he Star Buffet remains deservedly popular with Penrith diners, who love its extensive range of cuisines and fabulous value. The buffet, located conveniently in Penrith RSL, has cuisine from all around the world to satisfy the whole family. A selection of modern Australian foods are available, with the carvery offering fish, seafood, beef, pork, lamb and chicken based dishes, which can be covered in your favourite sauce or condiment. These can be teamed with delicious sides including baked potatoes, delicious pasta and fresh, seasonal vegetables. Fans of Asian food can pile their plates high at the Star Buffet with oriental options such as sweet honey chicken, satay chicken, chilli mussels, mongolian beef, special fried rice, noodles, spring rolls, dim sims and hot, steamed pork buns or spring rolls. Over at the Chinese BBQ station, diners can pick from a variety of juicy, marinated meats including roasted duck, crispy pork belly, char siu, honey soy chicken and more. Japanese cuisine isn’t neglected either, with the sushi train boasting an array of sushi rolls with different fillings, from simple nori rolls to special types of sashimi and salad. The seafood bar has fresh prawns, mussels and squid, while the health

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Star Buffet Don’t know what you feel like for dinner? The Star Buffet has every option covered with delicious cuisine from all around the world. conscious can get their fill of nutritious food at the salad bar, with fresh greenery to choose from. While the main course is spectacular, make sure to leave room for a trip to the Star Buffet’s dessert bar, which features a myriad of sweet treats.

Many consider the highlight of their experience at the Star Buffet to be the chocolate fondue fountain, and there are also tasty cakes, slices and fresh fruit available. This extensive menu of international cuisine, and the convenience of being in

the entertainment centre of Penrith RSL, makes the Star Buffet an easy choice for families or friends wanting great value. The Star Buffet is located in Penrith RSL on Tindale Street in Penrith. For more information, call 4728 5200 or visit www. starbuffet.com.au.

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he Hunter Valley’s Margan Family Winegrowrowers have an enviable reputation for their Aged Release Shiraz – a drop that winemaker Andrew drew Margan sees as wonderfully rewarding forr he and his team. The reason is that Andrew only makes this wine in years ars of exceptional vintages, and his just-released 2009 was as from one of those which he considers in the “outstandding” category. It is unique as he did not make a Margan n Aged Release Shiraz in 2008 or 2010. Fruit for the 2009 bottle came off 40-year-old vines with a low, half-a-tonne per acre yield, and with intense concentration of flavour: while typical Shiraz has dark fruits (blackberries through to plum) and a peppery spiciness to the fore, this a not overly full-bodied Shiraz but rather nicely medium-bodied with a mild savoury flavour and fine tannins. With a $75 price tag it’s a great wine to share with good company around the fire during the coming cooler months, or to put on the table with eye fillet of beef leaning towards the rarer side, lamb shanks with garlicky mashed potatoes, or game dishes. Andrew made only 100 dozen so phone (02) 6579 1317 or visit www.margan.com.au. One to note: Shaw Vineyard Estate at Murrumbateman in the Canberra District is another to release a great drop from a great vintage. Their 2013 Estate Riesling was the result of “near perfect conditions”. Those good conditions gave fruit of full-flavour that’s reflected in this wine that has a typical Riesling crispness. At $25 it’s a got seafood written all over it.

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he Easter Show has been a fun holiday tradition for decades and is returning with even more entertainment and attractions in 2014. The Sydney Royal Easter Show will run at Sydney Olympic Park from Thursday, April 10 until Wednesday, April 23 for two weeks of family fun. With loads of entertainment aimed at all ages, thousands of farmyard animals and award-winning produce on display, the Easter Show is even bigger and better this year. Show-goers can take a stroll down the Animal Walk and visit the 14,000 animals including cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs, goats, alpacas, horses, dogs and adorable baby animals to pet in the Farmyard Nursery. A new night-time production, ‘Australiana In All Its Glory’, will be showing in the Main Arena and features singers, dancers, whipcrackers, lifesavers, rally drivers and Motocross riders all performing in an Australian-themed celebration.

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s the Easter holidays approach, many families will be busy packing their bags for vacation, sorting through what can fit in and what cannot – but getting luggage ready doesn’t have to be difficult. Jimeale New York products are stylish, fashionable travel accessories for women that are also functional and durable, making the dreaded packing process a lot simpler. Created by Australian-born New Yorkbased designer Jimeale Jorgensen, the accessory collection was inspired by travel experiences and comes in a range of styles. Every item in the product range is made of quality materials and is double lined on the inside. Women can bundle all of their makeup essentials into the cute, portable lip pencil case which can be carried around anywhere on holiday for an easy, quick touch up. With a soft, silk exterior and durable inner lining, the lip pencil case is a fun, fashionable way to store small, everyday items. For back at the hotel or resort, the day to day makeup bag is good for holding bigger makeup and toiletry items from moisturiser to nail polish. Sightseers can use the camera case to keep their cameras safe in between happy

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he world went into mourning when news broke last month that long term of partner of the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott, had taken her life. The fashion designer had committed suicide in her Manhattan apartment after struggling with the stresses of life. Jagger’s grieving has been public, with the rock star posting on his own website a moving tribute to his girlfriend. “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves,” he said. “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.” Sadly, in 2012 over 2,500 families in

Australia experienced the same bewildering and heart-breaking grief caused by the suicidal death of a loved one. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has just released its most recent update on causes of death in Australia and in 2012 the rate of suicide hit a 10 year high. The tragic impact of suicide extends far and wide. Conservative estimates suggest that for every death by suicide another six people are severely affected by intense grief and that this intense grief can continue for many years. Based on these figures, in 2012 approximately 15,200 individuals sadly began a grief journey due to suicide. Sue Murray, Chief Executive Officer of Suicide Prevention Australia, says that not enough is being done to reduce the rates. “If you look at the area covered by Nepean Blue Mountains Medicare Local, then the suicide rate is above average,” she said. “It did peak in 2009 but has been reduced over the next three years so hopefully that trend continues.”

There were 130 deaths in the Penrith area in the last three years that have been attributed to suicide. She said that unfortunately not nearly enough data collection is done on suicide or suicide attempts and so it is difficult to allocate resources to areas where there might be more people at risk. “We do not have real time statistics on suicide... and we don’t have any data collection on attempted suicides, which means that people who are at high risk of committing suicide are not being given the support and resources they need,” Ms Murray said. “This is very concerning because there are a number of groups at risk of suicide including those in construction, males aged 30 to 50 and women who have postnatal depression. “Elderly people are a concern too because suicide is very complex and relates to our social interactions and so if an elderly person experiences isolation from the community, they too are at greater risk.”

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MATES in Construction is providing training to construction workers to recognise the signs of suicidal behaviour “We cannot have another year of potentially suicidal people calling 13 11 14 and being made to wait unreasonable times. “In addition to the Government, it’s also important that individuals support Lifeline as demand for our services rise to unprecedented levels.” But despite the funding setbacks there are organisations finding solutions. MATES in Construction is a community development organisation aimed at

reducing suicide and improving mental health and wellbeing within the construction industry. It was established after a report found that the suicide rate in the industry was higher than the Australian average for men, and that youth suicide within the industry could be as much as 2.38 times higher than amongst other young men. Black Dog is tackling male suicide by providing online resources that allow men

to stay anonymous whilst learning about health problems such as anxiety and depression. “We have made a commitment to half the number of suicides in the next 10 years, but that is only going to happen if we have support from governments, businesses and individuals,” Ms Murray said. “We all need to work together.” If you need help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 and visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp.

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Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the national umbrella body in suicide prevention throughout Australia and brings together diverse interests across disciplines, practitioners, researchers, and the community affected by suicide. According to SPA there has long been concern about the planning of continuing care for those experiencing suicidality. Many people who have had serious thoughts of suicide or have attempted suicide are discharged from the health care system with little or no support. Ms Murray says that all organisations are in need of more funding. “Under the National Suicide Prevention Strategy about 50 key projects are funded to address suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention. However, this funding is currently due to end on June 30, 2014,” she said. “SPA calls on the Australian Government to immediately release new funds under the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The existing uncertainty is hindering the ability of the sector to provide support to those touched by suicide.” Lifeline, which provides crisis support to those who are contemplating suicide agree that funding is absolutely necessary. “[These] are very troubling numbers in the battle against suicide,” Lifeline CEO, Jane Hayden, said. “We believe suicide is mostly preventable so something has to change; these grim statistics must lead to action. “For the first time in our history, Lifeline answered over 700,000 calls in the past 12 months, however it’s unfortunate that over 160,000 help seekers were placed on hold and chose to hang up because we couldn’t reach them in time.”


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black lace bra for a crochet bikini top? Same look, different garment, and it might make you feel more comfortable too. My – somewhat extensive – selection of dresses would normally be getting the cold shoulder from me over winter but this year I am planning on embracing stockings. Patterned stockings were huge last autumn/winter, but this season have been replaced with plain colours. A black summer dress looks incredible with navy blue stockings, or even a grey pair. I have always been one to shun the socks-andsandals look as something that only librarians wear (I don’t personally know any librarians but I have heard they love this look) but – I can’t believe I am saying this – this look is actually on-trend. Don’t believe me? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were wearing matching sandals with socks out shopping just last week. Look for socks with pretty stitching or details for the right look. I am very far from a believer of wearing shorts with stockings, it is a look that I really despise, so when I wear my shorts this season, it will only be on the warmer days of April and May. Tailored shorts look great with a blazer and heels for a night out and even with an overcoat, but be warned, you may look like you aren’t wearing pants at all from behind. From here on, it is all about layering. With my t-shirts I will wear vests, cardigans and scarfs. Wearing a jumper with a wide neck or with big, loopy stitching is a great way to show off the pretty tops you are wearing underneath – I can’t wait to wear my dark, shiny khaki shirt under a lighter coloured khaki jumper that I purchased recently. Good luck with mixing seasons and don’t be afraid to experiment!

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After six months of spending hard earned dollars on new shorts, t-shirts, pretty dresses and sandals, I feel a little uneasy about just filing them all away for another two seasons. But, each year, this is exactly what I do: I push my summer wardrobe to the back of my mind to make way for winter wear, forgetting that my t-shirts and dresses ever existed. Sure, during the winter I will yearn for some skin-bearing clothing but rarely will I mix my spring/summer wardrobe with my autumn/winter wardrobe – I mean, it’s impossible isn’t it? Season to season we wear different colours, different styles and different trends as well as a whole range of different kinds of clothing – think jeans in winter and shorts in summer – so that we can keep up with the temperature changes. Normally, I don’t have an issue with substituting my summer wardrobe for my winter wardrobe but I have really found it difficult this past month. Substituting a wardrobe is already a real pain in the between seasons, autumn and spring. I have always seemed to manage fine though – but I really grew attached to my summer wardrobe of 2013/14. Part of the reason for my attachment is that I recently refined my personal style, which means that every piece of clothing I bought over the season screams ‘ME’. It is because of this that I am determined to modify my summer wardrobe for winter. My prized collection of swimwear was my first stop on my wardrobe modification quest and yes, it was only a short stop. There really isn’t a time or place to wear swimwear in winter (unless you live beside some hot springs or frequent a spa) but if you own some detailed pieces, they can be a great addition to an outfit. You may have noticed that lace bras are more commonly being worn under sheer tops, or peeking out from a low cut top this season. I’m not a massive fan of showing off my underwear but (surprisingly) it is a trend this season, so why not trade in the

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AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

PISCES FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Pisceans are super romantic souls, but don’t end up being a martyr in love. If your partner isn’t treating you well, stand up for yourself. If they don’t change their behaviour, then show them the door. With Venus visiting your sign until May 3, put aside time to express yourself creatively through writing, painting or photography.

ARIES MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

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LEO JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

This week favours fast thinking and plenty of lively discussions, as Mercury moves into your communication zone. Money matters look confusing though, as you underestimate the true cost of a current project. Avoid ‘comfort shopping’ Aquarius – buying expensive things you don’t need, will only hurt your bank account.

Many Rams feel ridiculously restless, as projects seem stalled at every turn. Retrograde Mars is doing a number on you and forcing you to be patient… something that definitely doesn’t come naturally. Mercury moves through your sign (from April 8 to 23) so expect your inventive and imaginative side to blossom. But, once again, guard against being too impetuous and impulsive!

The Sun and Mars are at odds so you’ll feel rushed and reckless but being impulsive and careless will backfire badly this week! Be extra careful when emailing, texting or tweeting, as it will be very easy to accidently send a message to the wrong person. Proceed with caution, plus do plenty of physical activity to channel your energy.

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TAURUS APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Don’t ponder and stew over making decisions. Your ruling planet Mercury moves into Aries this week, which encourages you to think on your feet and then act with lightning speed! And do you want to attract more love and lust into your life? With Mercury also shifting into your intimacy zone, the best form of foreplay is conversation.

LIBRA SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

Work issues look complex and confusing this week, as colleagues offer you vague instructions or complicated directions. When in doubt, ask for clarification and keep your Libran cool. Saturday’s Venus/Neptune hook up is fabulous for flirting, romantic candlelit dinners, creative partnerships and spiritual pursuits. You’ll also lose a few hours via some delicious daydreaming.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Your daily routine seems to be moving along at a slow snail’s pace but have faith that things are happening behind the scenes. When it comes to a friend or acquaintance, all is not as it seems so use your trusty Bull**** detector to separate fact from fiction. This week’s stars favour getting involved in charitable work with a global reach.

Scorpios are awesome organisers, supreme strategists and marvellous managers. But this week, aim to be more collaborative otherwise colleagues and loved ones may refuse to cooperate. It’s a wonderful weekend to get together with family, friends and acquaintances, as you share your dreams for the future and set goals together.

GEMINI MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

With Venus visiting your work zone, strive to patch up professional problems and deal with disagreements in a careful and considerate fashion. If you’re in line for a promotion, bonus, raise or new job, then dress to impress. And with Mercury moving into your friends zone perhaps it’s time to expand your peer group?

This week you’ll be easily bored, so make sure your timetable’s full of entertaining things to do. A situation with a friend or acquaintance is frustrating but hang in there Sagittarius! If you are patient, then things will gradually improve after Mars moves forwards on May 20. Your home will be a hive of activity on the weekend.

CANCER JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Expect intense communication as tricky aspects trigger emotional outbursts and power games. Strive to keep your emotions under control. With the Sun, Mercury and Uranus shaking up your career zone aim to be more creative and communicative. Some singles will be drawn to a mysterious and romantic overseas suitor.

You’ll feel pulled in opposing directions, as conflicting demands unsettle your Capricorn cool. Things are constantly changing, so keep your schedule flexible. With Mercury in your home zone, the more you communicate with family members, the more connected you’ll feel. You will be irritable about changes at work.

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as a person, you actually want to get out and be active. I know that when my fitness levels begin to drop, the feeling of being lethargic kicks in and I lose that “get up and go”. What type of activity/exercise do you enjoy the most? I love the feeling of knowing I am about to play against a tough opponent, which is going to be both physically and mentally challenging. I also very much enjoy getting out working around the place on weekends and of course playing with the kids as much as I can.

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It’s great we are supporting the whales lately, but there are companies lined up to shoot a harpoon into us or our kids if it makes them a new sale. Where’s the big rally meeting to support the parents trying to bring up kids amongst the billions spent on advertising that is trying to get them to eat all the crap that’s slowly killing them? I think it’s beyond any doubt that things like smoking kill people, but companies actively try and sell more for profit. We know high sugar consumption causes everything from diabetes to heart disease to cancer, but I think there’s a couple of companies who do a little advertising to try and get you to consume a bit more to help their profits. Giant corporations that make all sorts of junk food and processed products actively throw big money around to influence government guidelines on what we should be eating. They pay representatives and advisors to sit on boards that decide what kids should be eating in school, even what dietary guidelines our kids get taught in school. Next time you’re on the net search around for the truth on how the whole ‘food pyramid’ guidelines really came around, and you won’t find it on the government or multi-billion dollar grain companies’ websites. The leading cause of death in the developed world is diseases of affluence. People are dying of preventable diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices. As a parent I try and tell my kids coke is unhealthy and then have to watch them bombarded with ads telling them coke is life! Who’s guiding our values these days? My wife is a midwife and in a standard day’s work will help new mums give birth and may even save a new baby’s life. Yet she’s paid less than some soft drink salesperson’s bonus for getting his product sold in a new school. I’m all for saving the whales or amazon frogs or even some banded banana eating Borneo monkeys. But let’s start closer to home. It might not be as sudden as a harpoon smacking into a body but dying from cancer gets you just as dead. I wish everyone was as passionate and involved with their family’s health and wellbeing as we seem to get over whatever the latest headline is.

ries in magazines that can be misleading, however something I have heard a few times in the past is that muscle will turn to fat when you stop exercising. Muscle cells and fat cells are completely different hence making it impossible for one to turn into the other. If you completely stop exercising, your muscle cells will simply reduce in size and with poor lifestyle choices the fat can grow.

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How does fitness feature in your life? I have played tennis all my life and was ranked No.1 in NSW, and in the top few in Australia through all my junior years of playing. Due to injury I was unable to continue, however these days I still compete and in 2012 travelled to America with my brother Michael for the World Championship for the 35’s and Over. We managed to secure the No.1 World Doubles ranking for the 35-years and over, plus I beat the current World No.1 singles player from Germany in the same age group. Playing competition tennis means staying focused mentally and fit physically.

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

High blood pressure problems can be a primary or secondary issue

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Don’t lose sight of this silent killer

Preventing cold sores can be easy

Gus, one of our beautiful patients came to see us the other day. His behaviour had changed and he was acting very differently. It was discovered that Gus had suddenly lost his sight. What had happened to Gus’ sight? Gus was suffering with hypertension or high blood pressure. This is one of most common ailments in humans but also occurs commonly in our pets too. Just like in humans hypertension can be a silent killer. Hypertension refers to the abnormal elevation of the pressure exerted by the blood against the blood vessels. There are two main types of hypertension. They are primary, which is rare, or secondary, which occurs with other diseases such as kidney, adrenal and thyroid disease. Just like in humans hypertension can be a silent killer. We don’t get a lot of signs that there is a problem until after the damage has occurred. Any area of the body which is rich in small blood vessels will be damaged by hypertension. The tiny arteries in these areas were only designed to hold a specific pressure. When blood pressure becomes too high they burst or leak and damage the surrounding tissues. Pets do not seem to suffer the type of strokes humans do that are brought on by high blood pressure instead pets’ kidneys or eyes are more likely to be damaged. Symptoms of hypertension include sudden blindness, heart problems, strokes, seizures and kidney disease. So how do we diagnose kidney disease? This can be a little more difficult in our patients. They are often too small for the normal cuff used at the doctors for us humans. We mostly us a machine called a Doppler which gives us a systolic blood pressure reading. Treatments for hypertension include heart medications which cause a decrease in the blood pressure and also treatments of the underlying disease. Gus is now doing really well. Luckily his blood pressure was treated quickly and his sight has returned. He is now receiving treatment for the underlying disease and is doing well. Please see your veterinarian for any further information or bring your pet in for a blood pressure check.

Not many people realise that Easter is a peak time for cold sores! This is due to increased chocolate, as well as increased exposure to the sun on these milder days! Cold sores are the blister sores you get around your mouth and lips and are caused by the herpes virus. Around 80 per cent of Australians carry the virus but only around one third of people with the virus actually experience cold sore outbreaks. It can be easily picked up through kissing or sharing a drink. If you do suffer from cold sores, it is very important to recognise any events or circumstances that trigger your outbreaks. As well as chocolate, other triggers include being stressed, run down, lack of sleep, cold or flu, dry or damaged lips (like those caused by windy conditions or sunburn). Ensuring you maintain a healthy immune system is vital to preventing cold sores. The earlier you treat your cold sores the better, so it’s important to know the early signs that you are developing one. Often one or two days before the blister forms, you may experience a tingling, itchy or burning sensation around your lips. Once the blisters start to form they will eventually scab over and heal. When the sores are visible the virus can be easily spread so do not share drinks or kiss anyone. If you do nothing to treat the cold sores, the entire healing process will take around 10 days. Preferably you should treat as soon as you feel a tingle, but you can treat the cold sore at any time. There are a number of pharmaceutical and natural treatments that greatly reduce the healing time and also prevent more cold sores forming so talk to your pharmacist. An anti-viral medication that was once prescription only is now available over the counter so treatment is now a whole lot easier. A lysine supplement is a good way to guard against cold sores and is also inexpensive. For more information, visit your pharmacist today and see what options are available to you.

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God: The man you can’t ignore Have you suddenly found yourself face to face with someone famous? Someone of influence? Perhaps it could be a prominent leader in our community, someone who gets things done or who is noted for their care or compassion; their ability to bring about significant and lasting, real change. Sometimes these experiences are so impressive that they deeply impact us, changing us. In the Bible’s book of Luke, Luke records an occasion when the Apostle Peter met Jesus. It was early in Jesus’ ministry and it happened like this. Jesus, standing in Peter’s fishing boat, had been teaching the crowds by the shore of a lake. When Jesus had finished speaking, he asked Peter to take his boat out for another catch of fish. Peter, who had not caught anything while fishing all night, was reluctant, but said to Jesus, “Because you say so, I will let down the nets.” You can imagine Peter’s surprise when on letting down the net his catch was so great that the net began to break. When the boat returned to the shore Luke tells us how Peter, terrified at the thought of who it was standing before him, “fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Go away from me Lord; I am a sinful man!’” What an amazing thing to say and do! This moment deeply impacted Peter’s life. Luke continues by telling us how Peter “left everything and followed Jesus”. Why did Peter do this? Peter had caught an insight not only into himself and who he really was, “a sinful man,” but also into the greatness of Jesus; the Lord, God Himself had come into the world, the man you can’t ignore.


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A. ‘Edge’ Robe Hook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22 B. ‘Edge’ Soap Dish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48 C. ‘Edge’ Toilet Roll Holder. . . . . . . . . . $48 D. ‘Edge’ Guest Towel Holder. . . . . . . . $53 E. ‘Edge’ Glass Shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56 F. ‘Edge’ 600mm Single Towel Rail . . . . $88 G. ‘Edge’ 600mm Double Towel Rail. . . $129

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Stylus ‘Prima Link k’ Toilet Suite with Soft-Close Seat.

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Wall-faced pan with ‘Valsir’ Italian ian made in-wall cistern and flushplate. WELS 4 star rating, 4.5/3L per flush.

Parisi ‘Eco’ 1600mm Inset Bath.

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Decina ‘Shenseki’ 1400mm White Inset Bath.

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1490 x 805 x 580mm. Double-skinned acrylic, single-moulded design, concealed adjustable legs for uneven floor level, adjustable flexi-pipe.

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Forme ‘Jersey’ 3-Bar Heated Towel Rail.

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750 x 750mm. Stainless steel. Available in left or right hand wiring. Plug in or hardwire.

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IXL ‘Neo’ Tastic Ceiling Fan, Heater and Light. Available in white or silver. Dual Neo Tastic $748

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Linsol ‘Allegra’ Wide 7-Bar Heated Towel Rail.

Cartia ‘Madison’ Package.

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Cartia ‘Lauren Deluxe’ 1200mm Glass Door Vanity.

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Forme ‘Event’ Double-Bowl Wall-Hung Vanity. aluminium handles, modern square cut poly-marble basin/benchtop. Available in Gloss White.

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No joke, it’s April Falls Day Whilst we were joking around on April Fools Day, paramedics were raising awareness of a serious issue

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pril 1 was April Falls Day, a campaign by Ambulance NSW reminding seniors to “medicate right to stay upright”. Michelle Shiel, NSW Ambulance Manager, Low Acuity Care, said falls constituted the most common medical response attended by paramedics. “Current figures show paramedics respond to an average 7,285 falls a month, the majority for people aged 65 years and over,” she said. Of 993,613 ambulance responses in 2012-

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Scams can come in many forms so be cautious if an offer sounds too good to be true

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Here’s a date for coin and stamp enthusiasts to pencil into their diaries SHANNON COCHRANE @shanc_91

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tamp and coin collectors will be able to share their hobby and add to their collections at the 2014 Stamp and Coin Show. It will be held on Saturday, April 12 at St Monica’s Church Hall in Richmond, with free entry and refreshments available on the day. It will have stalls that appeal to long-time stamp collectors and newcomers to the hobby, with five dealers attending and a range of special booklets, souvenirs and personalised stamps available. Sale tables will offer a fascinating mix of stamps and coins to purchase, and collectors can also bring along their own items and get a valuation from a dealer. The event has been running for eight years, and has previously attracted visitors from across New South Wales and Canberra. It is organised by the Richmond Stamp Club, a community group that was

Last year’s Stamp and Coin Show was a huge success formed in the mid-70’s and meets every month to display their collections. Club member Helen said that stamp collecting is a good way to learn about society. “It’s mainly because you can learn so

much from stamps, the history of your country, all about the prominent people in Australia and not only Australia, it’s all over the world, you can learn so much history of the world,” she said.

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Grace O’Bryen FROM HER involvement at church to volunteering duties, Grace O’Bryen has always been a valuable contributor to community life. Grace has been a local in Penrith for 30 years, raising her family here and getting involved with many different groups in the area. She now lives at Mountain View Retreat Retirement Village, where she has been for almost six years, and still keeps herself busy with her long-time hobby of knitting and crocheting. She donates some of her homemade creations to the Presbyterian Church that she attends. She has also been a volunteer at Nepean Hospital for 24 years, helping out in the oncology ward where she assists with paperwork and patient files. Grace enjoyed many years of happiness with her late husband, who was a police officer, and now has the company of her son and two grandchildren.

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COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY KNITTING GROUP Monday, April 7 from 9.30am

NOTICE BOARD

The Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders do battle in round five of the NRL at Penrith Stadium from 5.30pm on Saturday. Three grades of football will take place on the day.

FARMERS AND FINE FOOD MARKET Saturday, April 5 From 8am-1pm The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Market is back this weekend! Come along from 8am at the Mondo, outside the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, and purchase fresh, local, regional and seasonal produce. Amazing food that tastes good and is great for you. For more details on the market or to enquire about having a stall, call 0406 237 877.

EVENING VIEW CLUB Monday, April 28 from 7pm at Penrith Panthers The Nepean Evening VIEW Club will hold its April meeting on Monday, April 28 at 7pm. Women of VIEW support the Smith Family’s Learning for Life project. New members are warmly welcomed into the group. Cost is $25. For details on this meeting or the VIEW club in general, ring Joyce Leavett-Brown on 4731 2851. Join today!

AIRING OF THE QUILTS Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13. Arms of Australia Inn Museum, Emu Plains

NASHOS MEETING Sunday, April 20 from 10.30am

The sixth annual Airing of the Quilts will be taking place over two jam packed days at the Arms of Australia Inn. On both days the event starts at 10am and runs until 4pm. There will be a display of vintage quilts made by the Caring Hearts Community Quilters. For details call 4735 2058.

Penrith City National Servicemens Association meets on the third Sunday of each month at Penrith RSL from 10.30am. For details contact Colin on 0400 129 006.

HIGH TEA IN MULGOA VALLEY Sunday, April 6 at Mulgoa Valley Receptions Delicious menu of homemade quiches, sausage rolls, sandwiches, scones and more. Bookings essential for this event. Call 0439 738 032.

BONSAI SHOW Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 from 9.30am-4.30pm Nepean Bonsai Society has its annual show this weekend. $4 for adults, $2 pensioners. It’s at the Penrith Police and Community Youth Club. 0402 060 471.

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RUGBY LEAGUE April 5 at 5.30pm

The Monthly Knit-In at Penrith Library is back! The next event will be taking place on Monday, April 7 from 9.30am until Midday. The idea is to come along and help Wrap With Love and other charities. Morning tea is provided at the event. If you are a keen knitter and you want to not only show off your skills but meet new friends, have a laugh and generally have a great day out, then joining in the community knitting group is a great idea. For more information about the group in general or the event on April 7, call Jillian on 9623 5037 or the Library directly on 4732 8791.

THE ANNUAL PENRITH WORKING TRUCK SHOW Sunday, April 6 at the Museum of Fire 8am-5pm The annual Penrith Working Truck Show is back again. 8am-5pm with unlimited free amusement rides once inside. Adults $30, and up to three children are free with a paying adult. Entertainment, trade stalls, free balloons, fairy floss, face painting and more. The Museum of Fire is located on Museum Drive, Penrith.

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Chef Tutor/Instructor - Leura Our Company Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School is the No. 1 provider in Australasia of higher education encompassing International Hotel & Resort Management, International Event Management and Masters in International Hotel Management. Your Role BMIHMS is now seeking expressions of interest for a qualified chef to join our talented kitchen brigade. Your role will be on a full time, 12 month fixed term basis and will commence immediately. Your role will work within a team of experienced and passionate chefs who engage in a multi-function responsibility for the provision of food services for residential students, staff and external guests to our restaurant, cafe and conference facilities. The primary focus is to be actively involved in teaching and learning outcomes of first year students in culinary operations, ensuring that they benefit positively from their experience. Must Haves • Certificate III Commercial Cookery or equivalent • Extensive experience within Asian cookery - we have recently opened our first Asian inspired buffet restaurant! • Previous experience in a commercial kitchen environment, preferably in a 4-5 star hotel or resort or good quality restaurant • Proven experience providing safe and effective mentoring and coaching in basic kitchen skills and food handling to individuals with English as a second language • Production cooking experience in a high workload environment including a la carte and function work • Professionalism and strong presentation (grooming and communication) • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team • Customer focused and able to deliver to a high level of service and quality • Punctual and reliable at all times • Flexibility in working days/hours

Housekeeping Supervisor/Trainer - Leura Our Company Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School is the No. 1 provider of degree courses in Business encompassing International Hotel & Resort Management, International Event Management and Masters in International Hotel Management. Your Role An excellent opportunity has become available for a Housekeeping Supervisor/Trainer to join the team in a full-time capacity, located at our campus in idyllic Leura. Your role will be responsible for effectively supporting the Executive Housekeeper in the successful running of the Housekeeping department. This includes the day-to-day operational function as well as training and monitoring students during Housekeeping practical sessions to ensure all learning outcomes and student expectations are met. The role requires supervision and control of cleaning/servicing of all bedrooms and effective teamwork in public areas cleaning and maintenance. Leadership, problem solving and decisiveness are critical for success in this role. Essential • Previous supervisory experience in Housekeeping operations within a 4 star hotel/resort environment • Previous experience training adult learners in Housekeeping techniques and processes • In depth knowledge of housekeeping services – effective cleaning methods, equipment, chemical use, manual handling techniques • Exemplary professional presentation and communication skills • Enthusiastic attitude and passionate about the hospitality industry • Flexibility with hours/days worked • Excellent attention to detail, follow through and multitasking capability • Ability to work within a team environment with diverse nationalities and different learning styles • A positive customer service and student-centric approach

Nice to Haves • Certificate IV Training & Assessment (TAA or TAE) • Basic IT skills

Desirable • Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations or equivalent • Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) • Professional Housekeepers Association of NSW (PHAN) Membership

The role is respondent to the Educational Services (Post Secondary Education) Award 2010. Only applicants with full working rights for Australia will be considered.

The role will be respondent to the Educational Services (Post Secondary Education) Award 2010.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jess Knight, HR Business Partner, via jessica.knight@bluemountains.edu.au. Further details about the school can be obtained by viewing our website www.bluemountains.edu.au

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jess Knight, HR Business Partner, via jessica.knight@bluemountains.edu.au. Further details about the school can be obtained by viewing our website www.bluemountains.edu.au WW8050

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COMMUNITY MOBILISER 25 HOURS per week SCHCADS Award Level 5

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN

Werrington Community Project Inc. (WCPI) is seeking to appoint an innovative and experienced Community Mobiliser to seek and create opportunities for community engagement and support the development of community activities from the ground up. The Community Mobiliser will work closely with members of the local community, especially the socially/economically/ culturally challenged. WCPI works across the Werrington / Cambridge Park area and the broader Penrith LGA. Essential Criteria include tertiary qualifications in welfare, social sciences or related area or working towards same. Applications must address Selection Criteria contained in the Information Package obtainable by contacting Praveen Mathew on 9673 6133 or wcpi@internode.on.net. Applications close Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014.

We require a Licensed Electrician who is a LOCAL RESIDENT and has experience in maintenance work to join our busy domestic & commercial property maintenance team, BASED IN PENRITH . Must be meticulous with their work & job records, be able to fault find, have experience with stoves, hot water & general repairs and have a clear understanding of and commitment to Work Health & Safety Some computer skills would be an advantage as we use an Electronic Job Management System • MUST HOLD A CURRENT ELECTRICIAN’S LICENSE & WHITECARD • MUST HOLD CURRENT DRIVERS LICENSE ( MANUAL) • MUST BE WILLING TO WORK AS A PART OF A TEAM, BE PROUD OF THEIR WORK & TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLETING HIGH QUALITY WORKMANSHIP Attractive wages, vehicle, uniforms & phone provided.

Are you this person ? Then Please forward your resume to : lea@hix.com.au or Fax: 0247217577 Enquiries to Lea Hicks – 02 47217500 OR 0414441635.

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ADULT SERVICES

Requirements: • Current First Aid Certificate • Full driving licence & reliable vehicle • Working with Children Check • Minimum 18 months disability/mental health experience

Aussie Delight

Please forward your resume to: employment@globalcarestaff.com or contact us on: 1800 009 292 WW8118

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Qualified to satisfy, petite, busty, mature Anne 0424 373 054 call ID# Required Monday 7th April - Monday 14th April

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Deliver Catalogues in your local area. Up to $150/wk for 8-14 hrs work.

ORANGE NEW SOUTH WALES

CRAFT – TEACH – EARN

Plenty of shifts to offer experienced Disability Support Workers Excellent rates of pay – paid weekly

CASUAL DISTRIBUTION 1300 663 161 www.pennymiller.com.au

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DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKERS

POSITIONS VACANT

Call

(Panthers Complex)

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1800 011 123

Restauarant is located at 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith

ADULT SERVICES

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MEDICAL RECEPTION COURSE

POSITIONS VACANT

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TRAINING COURSES

For your convenience We accept!

TRAINING COURSES

POSITIONS VACANT

5 STAR HOTEL MANAGEMENT CAREERS

***** The Hotel Management Institute specialises in training Hotel Managers for the 5 Star Hotel Industry. Offering 2 Advanced Diplomas and pathways for Bachelor and Masters Degrees the unique residential program includes industry experience and professional development to create fully rounded Hotel management professionals.

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Join us for a full presentation seminar on Saturday 12th April 2014 at Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Katoomba, 11.00am – 11.30am. Please register your place at enquiries@hmi.edu.au or call on 02 4788 1066.

YOUR GATEWAY TO A BETTER CAREER IN HEALTH CARE

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for your

COME AND SEE

BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME WE HAVE ALL YOUR STORAGE NEEDS CALL STORAGE KING

CALL TONY 0414 694 338

42-46 CAMDEN STREET, PENRITH

(Entry via Windsor Rd)

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or call (02) 8883 2640 www.zachomes.com.au

CRYSTAL CLEAR PEST CONTROL

Sunflower

Property Maintenance

Family Owned Local Business for 18 Years

Spiders, Ants, Fleas, Rodents, Cockroaches, Bird Lice, Wasps & Bees, Carpet Beetles. Termite Inspections and Treatments. WW8044

FULLY GUARANTEED WORK

All Areas covered

Call John 0427 784 815 WW6974

T&C PLUMBING SERVICES

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CLEANING

PLUMBER-DRAINER-GASFITTER

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Ph: 4733 7914 or 0432 328 418

INSTALLED WITH EVERY BLOCKED DRAIN -

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BLOCKED DRAINS FROM $79 FREE GARDEN TAP

• Servicing the Penrith Area for over 5 years

Kaytee’s Cleaning Service

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•Lawns •Garden •Pruning Hedges •Rubbish removal •Gutter cleaning •High Pressure cleaning

Enjoy reliable professional service with a smile!

Call Karen on 4733 6753

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P: 4732 2111 F: 4722 5714 W: www.storagepenrith.com.au E: penrith@storageking.com.au

9 Cardell Road, Homeworld Kellyville

special feature

F1 Real Estate your Property & Business Solutions Specialist

Home Garden

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Leaking Taps & Toilets Hot Water Heater Installs & Repairs Natural and LPG Gas Trade Waste Installations Bathroom Kitchen Renovations

24/7 Emergency Service

CALL US NOW 0410 839 740

PENRITH CITY AWNINGS Ph (02) 4732 6595 MBL: 0403 011 058

SALES SERVICE SPARES • Glass enclosures • Kits also available • Gable roof specialist

dave@penrithcityawnings.com PENRITHCITYAWNINGS.COM

M&J Painting & Decorating

Fast Clean Service Big Or Small Jobs Interior And Exterior Fully Insured All Work Done Personally • Decorative Finishes • Competitive Prices • Reliable Service

Glenmore Park

FREE QUOTES

Authorised Service Agent for Sharp & Electrolux Floor Care

Are you Moving Out?

Have Dirty y Carpet p or Lounges? g 1 ROOM

$ From

2 ROOM

$

75

From

4 ROOM

$ From

120

Jason - 0417 221 822 • Mark - 0417 223 288 WW8048

Licence No. 189585C

3 ROOM From

ABN: 49559903646

Call Shane 0411 704 302

$

85

90

“Where quality, service & great prices come together”

5 ROOM

With Every New Driveway

$ From

149

BOOK YOUR SKIP BIN TODAY!

Need Same day Service?

Lic No. 44995C

A/H - 4733 2525

292 Great Western Highway, St Marys 2760

Ring PAYLESS CARPET CLEANING

1300 726 521 • 0413 686 263 WW8078

1300 785 845 Sydney Wide Deliveries

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Book online at binbuddies.com.au

FREE

Excavation and Removal of Old Driveway

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LET US TRANSFORM THE LOOK OF YOUR PRIDE & JOY & BE THE ENVY OF YOUR STREET Sydney’s Best Prices - 7 Days a Week - No Obligation FREE Quotes

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DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL • • • • •

9623 3116

Tel:

WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED

Refrigeration Air Conditioning Washers • Dryers Microwaves Stoves • Vacuums

Fax: 9623 0613 • sigma_2@bigpond.net.au

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

• • • • •

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Lic No: 121977 C ABN: 45 694 859 807


Kennect Electrical Services For all your domestic, industrial & commercial needs

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Call Steve: 0425 350 721

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