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LOCAL RIVALRY The Penrith Panthers will be looking for their third straight win when they take on arch rivals Parramatta in the NRL this Saturday night. Now sitting in the top eight and in control of their own destiny, the Panthers are the surprise packet of the 2013 season, and face a down in the dumps Eels side that is currently running dead last on the table. The game kicks off at 5.30pm Saturday at Parramatta Stadium.

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acing over 700 different regulations daily, local childcare centre operators are feeling constrained by red tape. Steve Robinson, who operates Little Cottage Preschool in Penrith, says that if something is not done to reduce red tape then closure of local centres is imminent. “I work about 50 hours per week unpaid for the business, just to ensure the administration is kept up to date,” he said. “Childcare is defi nitely an over-regulated industry.”

He said that for example, staffi ng ratios are being reduced by the Federal Government from one staff member per every eight children down to five children, meaning that his business will have to employ another childcare worker. “We simply cannot afford another worker. We are registered to look after 29 children but only keep the centre at 28 because of this very reason,” Mr Robinson said. Staff also spend up to 28 hours per week keeping a log book for each child to document their activities. Fiona Scott, Liberal candidate for Lindsay, said that the Coalition, if elected, will drastically reduce red tape for industries such as childcare.

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Ronald McDonald gives the Weekender a rare insight into his crazy life Well-known McDonald’s lover and Weekender j ournalist N athan T aylor goes one-on-one with the face of the iconic franchise, Ronald McDonald, in a world exclusive interview…

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our job is pretty cool; do you think you have the best job in the world? I love being part of the McDonald’s team! The best part of my job is being able to make people happy and getting to meet so many amazing people. What do you do on a daily basis? My official role is Chief Happiness Officer for McDonald’s, so my day to day job is to travel to all the fun and exciting activities that McDonald’s are involved in including various community programs and local sporting events, and basically make sure people are smiling and having a good time. Fantastic job isn’t it? How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Not long at all! Lucky I have naturally curly red hair, which saves me a lot of time in the morning! We haven’t seen your friends Grimace, Birdie and Hamburglar for a while… what are they up to these days? They work with me on many occasions to help spread the magic! We make a great team. Hamburglar is well-known for his mischievous antics which always makes things fun, and Birdie is very sweet. And Grimace is a great friend to everyone. We love being able to work together. Do you have a favourite Macca’s birthday party story? All McDonald’s birthday parties are special, so it is very hard to pick a favourite. Do you have any other outfits, apart from that famous yellow suit? My famous yellow suit is what I love to wear to work as it is how people recognise

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me. Well that along with my red hair, smile and big red shoes! My shoes are specially made for me and are actually a size 29EEE, so they are the only shoes I own! Apart from the suit, I also have a yellow tracksuit that I wear when I am out playing sports, especially when I visit all my good friends at Little Athletics NSW. Then, when I go to Ronald McDonald House Balls around the country I bring out my special

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he media tends to love reporting on itself so it was no surprise that they’ve had a field day with the story surrounding Melissa Doyle’s departure from the Seven Network’s ‘Sunrise’ program. My favourite part of the story is that she’s apparently taken a $150,000 pay cut at the network – and will only earn $500,000 this year. Yes, only $500,000. My mate Dave the truckie and I were chatting about it on Monday night and about how such figures are justified. I made the comment that my father had slogged away for years at his job, rising probably earlier than Melissa Doyle most days and almost certainly getting home later, for a pay cheque well short of $500,000-a-year. Dave agreed, and then said the poignant line: “But he’s probably happier.” And that reminded me of a saying I really love: “Someone else is happy with less than what you have.” It’s a line I’m sure I’ll use on my kids one day but one that does manage to keep you grounded when times get tough, or indeed, when times aren’t so tough and you need a bit of a reality check, like we all do sometimes. On Tuesday my day started by getting out of bed and stepping in a rather wet surprise my dog had left on the floor – her world’s best bladder title is now under threat. Problem is, that was the highlight of the day. Mid-afternoon, however, some perspective was thrown my way. News came through that Para-athletics athlete Daniel Berry had lost his battle with cancer. When people lose their lives way before their time, I often think of myself at the age in question. What would my life story have been if I died at that age; and what have I done or achieved that I would have missed out on? Daniel, by the way, was just 22. Having previously undergone treatment for a brain tumour six years ago, he recovered to go on and represent Australia as an AWD Athlete in both soccer and athletics. He was left with disabilities following that original diagnosis and treatment, but remained from all reports a strong

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and determined individual. Tragically, in December last year, doctors discovered that Daniel had another brain tumour. Seven months later, he lost his life. Back in 2008, having recovered from his previous brain tumour, Daniel said: “When I was diagnosed with the brain tumour, I didn’t know what the future would hold and so I decided to make the most of every opportunity that was put in front of me.” Words to live by. He of course went on to become quite an amazing athlete and leaves behind a superb legacy and fighting spirit that many of us could learn from. Daniel may have had less than many of us, but seemed to be a happy, down-toearth young man. Yes, it’s true – someone else is happy with less than what you have. It is human nature for us to worry more about ourselves than anyone else. And it’s just the way society is that we judge people by what they earn, where they live or what they do for a living. It is only when we are hit like a tonne of bricks by tragedy in our lives, or by situations we can’t control, that we seem to fi nd perspective and understanding. For Daniel Berry’s family, what was important a few weeks ago may now seem so incredibly insignific ant. Unfortunately, Daniel’s death will be largely insignificant too. After all, Melissa Doyle’s pay cheque will still be a bigger talking point than the loss of a remarkably brave young Australian, who died from a terrible cancer that is very rarely talked about. You see, while Daniel’s death will be a footnote to the news cycle of the week, someone else is going through the fin al stages of their life right at this moment because of a brain tumour. Not many people know that brain tumours are the most common lifethreatening tumours in children. About 90 children aged under 15 are diagnosed with brain cancer per year and about 31 children die in this age group per year. Please have a look at www.cureforlife. org.au. It is true that someone out there is happy with less than what you have. It’s also true that someone out there with less than you needs your help.

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hey are names steeped in Penrith’s history and now the Lamrock and Freeburn families have been given a special honour that pays tribute to the role they play in the region’s business community. Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Lamrocks Solicitors and the Freeburn family had been confi rmed as its new patrons. The prestigious honour was announced at the Chamber’s Member Certific ate Presentation Dinner in recognition of their continuous membership with the organisation since its inception in 1927. The Chamber, celebrating 86 years, has never before bestowed such a privilege on members. Chamber President, Peter McGhee said that it is appropriate that such an honour be handed down. “It is a rare thing in this day and age to fi nd such commitment by people, or longevity of business interests, to any organisations or their communities as these two businesses have made to Penrith,” he said. Steve Groves and Arthur Fogarty, Managing Partners representing Lamrocks, celebrated the night with members of their team. Matthew Freeburn and his wife Alison also joined in the celebrations representing his current business interest, Freeburn Surveyors. Both the forebears of Lamrocks and

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Falling through the cracks Most vulnerable left with nowhere to turn when licences are revoked CASSANDRA O'CONNOR

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Denise Roberts from the Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre at Penrith’s RMS branch. Photo: Melinda Jane.

unfortunately, once that licence is revoked there is little help available,” she said. “And people do not know where to turn to for help, or if there is any help even available. “We at the Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre can help, but there are simply too many people to service.”

Ms Roberts said that she has been lobbying the State Government for some time to fund another disabilities advocate at the centre. “There are not just problems with licencing, but with housing, legal help... in any organisation there are not many people who would be trained to recognise

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o matter your age or ability, the new “inclusive” playground at Thornton in North Penrith encourages all local residents to rediscover their inner child. The state of the art playground, including structures imported from Finland, is the fi rst playground in NSW to be designed for use by the whole community; from very young children to people with disabilities, parents and the elderly. Disabilities Minister, Andrew Constance, officially opened the playground on Wednesday, declaring it a benchmark for the rest of the state. “Th is playground is ultimately about kids, families and younger people who are going to use this playground for years to come,” he said. “Everything we are doing in our communities should be about meeting individual needs and this playground achieves that goal; we all want to be loved, to build relationships and this development facilitates that.” The playground has swing seats and a merry-go-round that can be accessed by people who are wheelchair bound, and equipment that encourages creative play and tests people’s strength and mobility. Penrith MP, Stuart Ayres said that the playground was a collaborative effort. “Th is is a fantastic collaboration by Urban Growth NSW and Penrith City Council... it is about new thinking, about

Stuart Ayres and Andrew Constance joined members of the Thornton community to launch a new playground on Wednesday morning.

testing new ideas and it will add greatly to the region,” he said. Mr Constance said that in Thor nton there are also plans to build supported

accommodation, “for people who have been institutionalised for many years”. “To see a development that has all these issues considered at the fore is testament

to what the future holds for Penrith,” he said. A second “inclusive playground” is being built at Jordan Springs.

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enrith City Council will soon be implementing a new Community Safety Plan to ensure residents continue to feel secure in their own homes and safe in public spaces. The third plan of its kind, Community Safety Coordinator for Council, Allison Kyriakakis said that the draft plan has been developed in consultation with community groups such as the local police, through surveys and community consultation. “The plan gives an overview of the crime trends in Penrith based on statistics from BOCSAR and supplemented by the police. Overall crime is either stable or trending downwards, except for sexual assaults which are up 10 per cent and harassment, which is up eight per cent,” she said. Amazingly, according to data from Council’s graffiti hotline, the number of graffiti incidents has decreased by 30 per cent from 2007 to 2011. According to a survey completed by over 500 participants, the main safety concerns of residents are feeling safe in public places. “The plan identifies three key areas that we are focusing on; public space offences, domestic violence and malicious damage,” Ms Kyriakakis said. Strategies such as mobile CCTV cameras, green screening walls that might potentially be vandalised, and maintaining lighting are all strategies that will be continued.

Penrith City Council’s Community Safety Coordinator, Allison Kyriakakis. Photo: Melinda Jane.

One of the new aspects of the plan is looking at innovative technologies, such as sensor lighting, to combat antisocial behaviour.

“People are not going to feel very confident about committing a crime if a bright light is suddenly shone on them and catches them unaware,” she said.

Council will also actively support culturally appropriate domestic and family violence resources, and assist the Nepean Domestic Violence Network.

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Residents have plenty of reasons to plant a tree as part of National Tree Day this year; it is easy, helps our environment, is great exercise and is lots of fun. Council’s event will be held on Saturday, 20 July at the corner of Boronia Road and Sycamore Street, North St Marys from 9am–12pm.

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To register your interest in attending Council’s event, please call 4732 8088 or email Janet: jrannard@penrithcity. nsw.gov.au or, to register your personal site or ďŹ nd out about other activities, visit treeday.planetark.org

CONTACT US ADMINISTRATION Penrith OfďŹ ce Civic Centre, 601 High Street. Opening Hours: 8.30am–4pm. Mon–Fri. St Marys OfďŹ ce Queen Street Centre, 207–209 Queen Street. Opening Hours: 8.30am–4pm. Mon–Fri. Switchboard Open: 8.30am–5pm. Mon–Fri.

COUNCIL BRIEFS s If you’re passionate about the Nepean River we need your input to plan its future, building on ideas raised so far. Come along to our next community workshop at Penrith Civic Centre on Tuesday, 23 July, 6–8pm (RSVP to 4732 7642 or vpatterson@penrithcity. nsw.gov.au by 22 July). Details: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/OurRiver s Penrith Library’s popular after school Chess Club is back for Term 3, starting 18 July. It’s $60 for the term and is suitable for ages 5–12. Call 4732 7891.

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The 2013/2014 program will open Monday, 22 July 2013 and close at 4pm on Monday, 19 August 2013. Non-proďŹ t community organisations that provide services to our residents are invited to apply for grants of up to $1,200. Grants will be provided to: s 0URCHASEEQUIPMENT s 3UPPORTACOMMUNITYEVENTORFUNCTION s $ELIVERAONE OFFPROJECT

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DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION The following development applications have been received by Council: s Beraldo Design Pty Ltd 126–128 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Heights KFC Restaurant Contact: Jane Hetherington on 4732 8078 Closing Date: 29 July 2013.

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s Matthew Freeburn Surveyor DA13/0519 Lot 5 DP 238953 (815–827) The Northern Road, Cranebrook 2-lot Torrens subdivision The proposal is an Integrated Development. The application seeks approval from the NSW Rural Fire Service. The Development Application referred to in this notice and supporting DOCUMENTATIONACCOMPANYINGTHESUBJECTAPPLICATIONMAYBE inspected at the locations listed below at any time during ordinary ofďŹ ce hours, in the period from 15 July 2013 to 29 July 2013. Any person may, during the exhibition period, make a submission in writing to Penrith City Council, in relation to the Development !PPLICATION7HEREASUBMISSIONISMADEBYWAYOFANOBJECTION THEGROUNDSOFOBJECTIONARETOBESPECIlEDINTHESUBMISSION4HE submission is to include Council’s reference number DA13/0519. For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Mahbub Alam on 4732 7693. Disclosure of Political Donations or Gifts

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s Property Innovations Group DA13/0660 21 Australia Street, St Marys Demolition of existing structures and construction of a multi-unit housing development including 6 x 3-bedroom villas with habitable attics, landscaping works and car parking provision. Contact: Mahbub Alam on 4732 7693 Closing Date: 29 July 2013

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Fingers crossed for Caitlin Glenmore Park teenager through to national finals of Miss World Australia TROY DODDS

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Glenmore Park teenager has already raised over $7,000 for charity and will be looking to raise her own profi le even further when she competes in the national fi nals of Miss World Australia next week. The Weekender reported in May that Caitlin Alderson had been named a State Finalist in the Miss World Australia competition, but she’s now through to the nationals and will compete against 31 other girls in Melbourne from July 17 to 20 for the major crown. “I will be competing not only to be named Miss World Australia but also for the opportunity to be an ambassador and role model for our country,� Ms Alderson said. “I believe I am a worthy representative for Australia as I am confident and humble in all that I do. “While there are many various stereotypes in the Australian culture, we are most commonly known for our industrious work ethic and our helping hand when others are in need and I uphold these principles with great honour and pride.� As part of her journey, Ms Alderson has been raising money for the Lilla Foundation, an organisation that aims to improve the education and health care of a small population of Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory. With $7,000 already secured, she’s hoping to hit the $10,000 mark in time for the national finals. “I am still looking for any last minute corporate and personal tax deductible donations to give me the best possible chance to do as well as I can in this competition,� she said. “The charity component of this pageant holds the largest number of points and the more I raise and show enthusiasm for charitable projects the higher I am able to place.� The nerves are now settling in for the 19-year-old as she prepares for the big event. “The fi re is burning more then ever before now that Miss World Australia is so close,� she said. “I don’t think I have ever wanted something so much and it would be an absolute fairy tale ending after months of hard work and determination.� To support Caitlin Alderson in her campaign via donations to her charity, call 0425 368 556 or email caitlin.alderson@ y7mail.com.

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he biggest employment land release in Australia’s history, the Western Sydney Employment Lands (WSEL) is the key to jobs growth in western Sydney, according to the Penrith Business Alliance. Speaking to the Weekender, Manager Ben Artup and CEO Bijai Kumar say the recently released draft plan for WSEL holds untold potential for Penrith. “Th is release of land in Badgerys Creek is 10,000 hectares, the largest release in Australia. The State Government has placed a jobs target of 57,000 on the site, to be achieved in 30 years,” Mr Artup said. The PBA has been pushing for the development of the south of Penrith Local Government Area since it funded a study on the region in 2012. “The study found that if this land is not developed, there will be 108,000 extra commuters travelling from western Sydney to the city every day. The choice is develop jobs here or build enough infrastructure to cope,” Mr Artup said. “We are absolutely thrilled with the decision to create jobs and welcome the plan... we are even hoping to bring the project further forward; we want those 57,000 jobs here in the next 10 to 20 years.” Mr Kumar said that the focus should be on high paying office jobs, not just transport and logistics. “Erskine Business Park in the planning stages was to have 15 jobs per hectare but since its development that ratio is closer to

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Attempted car jacking: Man injured St Marys Detectives are investigating an attempted car jacking that occurred last Friday morning (July 5). At about 8am, a 42-year-old male from West Ryde had stopped his vehicle on Christie Street at North St Marys to check the load on his trailer. While doing so, a white utility bearing stolen number plates pulled up nearby. A male from that white ute entered the vehicle of the victim while he attended to his trailer and attempted to steal the vehicle. The male victim and the offender became involved in an altercation during which time the victim was struck with an iron bar to his arm. While this was occurring, the second offender driving the white ute reversed it, colliding with the driver’s door of the victim’s vehicle, pinning the victim’s leg. The fi rst male offender ran back to the ute, entered it and the ute drove from the scene. The male victim received only minor injuries to his arm and leg as a result. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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he much anticipated Waratah trains have fi nally arrived on the Western Line, with the fi rst trains starting service on Wednesday. Delivery of the trains was delayed several times as the company contracted to provide 78 of the Waratah trains needed to complete further reliability testing. So far the NSW Government has delivered 45 of 78 Waratahs since July 2011. “The entire Waratah project was on the brink of collapse when we came to Government and not one

carriage had been delivered so it is so pleasing that our hard work to save the project and do the work to prepare the Western Line for these trains – which hadn’t been completed by Labor – has been a success,” said Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian. The Waratah fleet has improved accessibility and security features including 32 Passenger Help Points, hearing-aid loops and CCTV monitoring the entire train. “The new fleet has smart air-conditioning that automatically adjusts according to temperature and the number of customers aboard, effic ient LED lighting as well as more comfortable and durable seating,” Ms Berejiklian said. The remaining Waratahs will be delivered in 2014.

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A man received very serious injuries to his arm when it became caught in an industrial drilling rig on a work site at North St Marys. It is believed that a glove being worn by the man was caught by the high speed drill auger, pulling the male into the machine. The 42-year-old from Glenmore Park was conveyed to Westmead Hospital after the incident late last week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Car crash: Four people injured in South Penrith About 4.45pm on Sunday, July 7, a black Corolla sedan with four young men on board was travelling along Greenhills Avenue, South Penrith when it collided with a telegraph pole. As a result of the collision power lines came down causing sparks and a power disruption. All four men were able to get out of the car by themselves. They were taken to Westmead Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Shoplifter busted: 61-year-old charged A 61-year-old man from Fairfield was arrested on Sunday after he entered a hardware store in Jamisontown and allegedly stole a drill and a number of door locks. He was stopped by store loss prevention officers and the police were called. The man’s car was searched and further property was located that police suspect was stolen.

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KEVIN RUDD We have a positive plan for Australia

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his has been a big couple of weeks for some big Labor reforms that are supporting workers, families and those most vulnerable in our communities. In the last 10 days we have seen the official launch of DisabilityCare Australia; the Superannuation Guarantee increased from 9 to 9.25 per cent; household assistance payments increased; and the Schoolkids Bonus started hitting the bank accounts of eligible families. DisabilityCare is a landmark Labor reform that will make sure that Australians with a significant and permanent disability will, for the fir st time, start receiving the care and support they deserve. For 8.4 million hard-working Australians, our superannuation reforms will deliver more retirement savings. Labor will continue to boost the universal compulsory superannuation contribution from 9 to 12 per cent, which will mean a 30-year-old on the average full-time wage will retire with around an extra $127,000 in superannuation savings. Families have also received a boost. Starting last week, household assistance payments were increased, which will help ease cost of living pressures for families, workers and students. The second installment of the Schoolkids Bonus has also begun to hit bank accounts. With school holidays starting to wrap

up, the Schoolkids Bonus will assist over one million families with their back to school costs like uniforms, shoes, school books and stationery. Tony Abbott won’t tell us much about what he would do if elected as Prime Minister. What he has told us is that he would axe the Schoolkids Bonus, meaning a family with two children at school would be around $15,000 worse off over the course of their children’s schooling. Mr Abbott has also announced that he will freeze the increase in superannuation. If Mr Abbott has his way, working Australians today will have less money in their superannuation when they retire. We have a positive plan for the future of our country that helps to support families and hard-working Australians and delivers quality care for the most vulnerable members of our community.

TONY ABBOTT Reducing the red tape burden

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arlier this week, I announced the Coalition’s Policy to Boost Productivity and Reduce Regulation. Importantly, this policy will lower business costs, generate more jobs and strengthen the economy. For too long, the red and green tape burden on Australian businesses has been increasing. Labor has paid too little regard to the systemic costs of regulation to the economy and to our ongoing national prosperity. Small business in particular have carried the burden of increasing demands by government and that has been acknowledged in recent days by the Productivity Commission. Small businesses don’t have compliance departments – and nor should they. We need common sense to prevail again. We recognise that all modern

economies need regulation, but excessive regulation results in more costs than benefits and discourages innovation, investment and job creation. The Coalition’s policy to cut $1 billion a year in red and green tape will result in more efficient government and more productive businesses. Australians understand that it is better to have a government that has clear processes and is measured in what it is trying to achieve, than to have a government that continually adds to regulation and which makes it up as it goes along. The Productivity Commission has estimated that reducing the burden of unnecessary red tape could generate as much as $12 billion in extra GDP per year. By generating greater GDP, we improve national wealth meaning more jobs and greater capacity for government to provide tax cuts, invest in infrastructure and improve services. Reducing regulation is an essential part of the Coalition’s Real Solutions Plan to grow the economy, get the Budget under control and create one million new jobs within five years. Only the Coalition has the Plan to build a stronger Australia and a better future for all Australians. Give us your view via Twitter, @ wwpenrith.

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ell, well, well…. We now have a competition on our hands. Kevin Rudd has seized back the leadership and Tony Abbott for the fi rst time in a long time is on the back foot. The return of Kevin Rudd has rattled the Coalition and its once fearless leader. The resurrection shouldn’t have come as a huge surprise – but the Opposition seem like they’ve been caught sans strategy. The polls show it’s now neck and neck. It could be a honeymoon period, but the scary thing for Mr Abbott is voters just don’t like him personally. But, of course, none of this matters until election day – which brings me to the million dollar question. When will we be able to cast our vote? Everyone and anyone is offering their own prediction – there are 21 possible choices. Public holidays, football grand fin als and time constraints rule many Saturdays out – and the law requires election campaigns run for no less than 33 days. I’m going to go with October for the reasons outlined below:

• July 13, 20, 27 – It can’t be anytime in this month as there’s still policy to sort out and it would breach the time provisions in the electoral act. • August 3, 10, 17 – They would still be a massive confl ict when it comes to time restraints for the local government referendum. • August 24, 31 – Still confl icts with local government referendum requirements. There are also two scheduled sitting weeks here – so we could be going back to parliament for a fortnight of parliamentary debate. • September 7 – The G20 Summit in Russia falls here and Mr Rudd has strongly indicated that he would like to see Prime Ministerial representation at the meeting. • September 14 – Th is is the date that Julia Gillard nominated. Mr Rudd is certain not to abide by her provisions. It’s also the Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur . • September 21 – School holidays in the eastern states – including New South Wales. Th is weekend also takes in the AFL preliminary fi nal. Although, this week, a senior government minister said the prelims were not an impediment to holding an election.

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• September 28 – AFL Grand fi nal. NRL Preliminary Finals. • October 5 – NRL Grand fina l. • October 12, 19, 26 – Any of these three dates are looking good. • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Kevin Rudd wouldn’t risk a November poll. The pressure from the Coalition would be too great and he could risk voter backlash.

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Each year, NAIDOC week is an opportunity for us to reflect on what steps we’ve taken to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In the past year Council has been working with our Aboriginal partners on initiatives to improve the quality of Aboriginal Lands in Penrith; build better relationships, respect and understanding between local young Aboriginal people and NSW Police; and make it easier for Aboriginal families to send their children to preschool. I invite families to help us celebrate these achievements at the NAIDOC Week Gathering at Jamison Park on Friday, July 12. Th is annual event helps us to strengthen our existing partnerships and establish new relationships. It also gives the broader community an opportunity to appreciate and understand the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There will be plenty of sport and other activities to keep the kids entertained, and a variety of food, information and health stalls provided. I hope you can join us.

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COUNCIL SNAPSHOT Kingswood could receive a major facelift if a development for commercial and residential space is given the green tick. Residents can now have their say on a proposal to build three levels of basement parking, a level of retail space and 97 residential apartments. The site in question is 240 and 250 Great Western Highway, Kingswood and is currently a pool showroom. The overall works would cost between $19 million and $23 million. Penrith Councillors have expressed their dissatisfaction with the organisation of the 2013 Local Government NSW Annual Conference, which will be held in Sydney from October 1 to 3. The Conference is supposed to be a forum for Councils to discuss and formulate policies that can be put forward to both the State and Federal Governments. Several councillors on Monday evening said that the conference was “more of a lecture than a forum” with the format not supporting any real discussion. Penrith Council will be looking to discuss local government reforms put forward by the State Government, planning, fina ncial sustainability of councils and public health and safety. There will soon be more residential aged care homes in Penrith thanks to an approved expansion of Governor Phillip Manor retirement village. In works totalling up to $25 million, new self contained units will be built, along with renovations to the existing facilities located at 64 Glebe Street, Penrith.

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Bradbury jumps ship

I am glad I’m not relying on David Bradbury as my carer. True to form from his Councillor days, David Bradbury has not changed. When the going gets tough, Mr Bradbury is nowhere to be seen. Th is time he has jumped from the Gillard ship to the Rudd ship, to save his own political backside. As usual Mr Bradbury, thanks for nothing. Phillip Adams, Llandilo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Where’s the money coming from?

Comrade Rudd just returned from a few hours visit to Indonesia. The boat people were only mentioned briefly. A more in depth discussion is to take place in the future. But we are tired of waiting for some positive action in this regard. It has been reported that the boat people are paying thousands of dollars per head for a berth on one of the rickety boats. Where is the money coming from when the “refugees” are supposed to be from impoverished nations? Someone must be footing the bill for these unfortunates. There have been rumours that Saudi Arabia and/or Iran is putting up the money for the “refugees”. Th is is a matter that should have high priority for investigation. The Islamists themselves have said that they won’t rest until the flag of Islam fl ies over Canberra’s Parliament. It is time that we looked upon the boat people as a continuing wave of Islamists to restructure Australia in the fashion successive waves of these “missionaries” would turn us into. How much longer do we have to put up with leaders who care little for Australia? Jay Nauss, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Taking responsibility

Some people cannot take responsibility for their own actions (Ray made me do it, Western Weekender July 5). If Ray Hadley told you to jump off the Harbour Bridge would you do it? Patrick Hardy, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Traffic pain continues

The westbound off ramp to Russell Street needs to be extended before any other changes are made (M4 relief as upgrade promised, Western Weekender July 5). As does the off ramp to The Northern Road. A specific left turn lane should be put in place for drivers wishing to turn onto Leonay Parade, which could be a lot longer than just 90 metres. I’ve seen multiple locations where queue detectors are in place but have never seen the traffic lights which are attached actually used. And why do the genius road designers continue to force traffic to cross through traffic lanes and line up at traffic lights instead of designing loop roads/on ramps/off ramps which allow traffic to merge into the traffic flow? How simple some of these improvements could be. Jason Donnelly, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Praise for local content

It has been a long time since I thought to make a comment about your paper. We receive all the local papers but I found yours well presented, very informative and truly local. Thanks and keep up the good work. Asuncion Silva, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Penrith is certainly expanding, with a new land release development on the horizon. Developers are looking to turn the grazing land at 19-105 Capitol Hill Drive, Mt Vernon into new rural residential lots – 35 in total. Residents can have their say on the development by contacting Council.

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DJ faces the music: A man who holds a provisional licence has been caught mid-range drink driving and convicted of the offence. The man was a DJ at a friend’s 21st birthday party and consumed a number of alcoholic beverages prior to the event. After the party he thought he was alright to drive home, however, he was pulled over for a random breath test and returned a reading of 0.097. As a provisional driver he is not allowed to have any alcohol in his system. He completed the traffic offenders program, and the court fi ned him $640 for the offence, and disqualified him for six months from the date of his court appearance.

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Take time to plant a tree Penrith residents are being given four reasons to plant a tree as part of National Tree Day this year; it’s easy, good for the environment, great exercise and lots of fun! Council’s event will be held on Saturday, July 20 at the corner of Boronia Road and Sycamore Street, North St Marys from 9am.

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Liberal candidate for Lindsay, Fiona Scott has ruled out supporting an airport at Badgerys Creek. Lindsay MP David Bradbury had been urging Ms Scott to confir m whether or not she supported a possible second Sydney airport being located in the local region. “I strongly oppose a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek,” Ms Scott said in a statement issued on Monday night. “As regular readers of local media will know, I made my views clear in the Western Weekender of January 11, 2013 (page 7). “Mr Bradbury knows this and is desperately trying to distract attention from his Government’s many failures including the carbon tax we were never meant to have, its $340 billion of gross debt and its backfl ip on the private health insurance rebate.” Ms Scott said Mr Bradbury was making “pitiful attempts” to beat up an issue. She said he should urge Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd to call the election.

Recycle IT Off the back of its successful 2012 launch, Officeworks is extending ‘Bring IT Back’, the fi rst Australian retail computer recycling program, to Penrith. Th is will enable local residents to recycle unwanted computer equipment safely and responsibly at a convenient location at no cost. All old and unwanted computers, monitors and printers collected from ‘Bring IT Back’ collection points at Officeworks stores will be recycled to make new products. A staggering 45 tonnes of waste – equivalent to 4,500 computers – has already been collected across the 101 participating Offic eworks stores around the country. Officeworks Penrith Store Manager, Lee Meadows, said it was an important initiative: “We encourage all local residents to head in store with their old computers and computer accessories”. “Every little piece of equipment saved from landfi ll makes a real difference and it’s much safer and cleaner than letting them gather dust at home or on the nature strip.”

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The Penrith Collectormania Toy and Hobby Fair is being held this Sunday, July 14 at Panthers. The show has over 200 tables featuring all manners of toy and hobby collectables including diecast model cars, plastic kits, model railways, trading cards and sports collectables, action figures, movie memorabilia, Coca-Cola merchandise, lego, postcards, Disneyana and much more. Displays include the Dr Who club of Australia celebrating the 50th anniversary of this iconic TV series, the NSW Coca-Cola Club, Model Railway layouts, Lego City, Star Wars Imperial Stormtroopers and special guests will include football legends Norm Proven and Arthur Summons, who are immortalised on the NRL trophy. The show is open to the public from 9am until 3pm and admission charges are $6 for adults, $4 for concessions, and $2 for pensioners. For further information about the event this Sunday, phone 0416 291 280 or send an email to shado1@live.com. au requesting information.


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estern Sydney has one of the largest Filipino communities in the country and now their cultural contributions will be celebrated with an arts festival. The fi rst ever Philippine Arts Festival will be held at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith on Saturday, July 20. Th is landmark event will display the fi nest work from Filipino-Australian artists and also feature the Australian debut performance of vocalist group The Filipino Tenors. The Philippine Consul General in New South Wales, Anne Jalando-on Louis will open the festival. Six Filipino artists will have their work featured in the art exhibition and be present to discuss their collections, which will be available for sale. A wide range of styles will be on display, with writer and painter Alfredo Ding Roces exploring digital art with an iPad and visual artist Nectar Soliman using raw chillies and mixed media on paper. Edd Aragon, editorial cartoonist and winner of Australian Artist of the Year, will unveil work made with acrylic and ultra-violet light reactive paint, airbrushed illustration and watercolours. 10 photographs taken by Deborah Ruiz Wall will be on display, a multi-talented artist and recipient of the Order of Australia Medal for service to the community.

Artworks by Edd Aragon and Alfredo Ding Roces will be on display at next weekend’s Philippine Arts Festival in Penrith.

To end the evening, The Filipino Tenors will perform a line-up of pop, ballads, Broadway and traditional songs. “The Philippine Arts Festival will be the fi rst of its kind in the country promoting Filipino-Australian visual and performing

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Youth organisations from across the country are coming together to support a new youth enrolment initiative called ‘Count Me In’. The project has the goal of seeing thousands more young Australians enrolled and voting in this year’s federal election.

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A record number of local residents took part in developing a plan for Penrith to steer our city over the next 20 years. About 5,000 people – or one-in-23 local adults – gave their views through surveys, face to face interviews and by attending forums during the past 12 months.

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The Emu Plains Lions Club will be holding their regular raffle at Centro Lennox on Saturday, July 13. Further raffles on August 31. Support the Lions this weekend!

St Marys South Public School is holding their fi rst ever school fete on August 31. Anyone interested in having a stall at the fete should call 0430 481 771

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Check out some great history at the Printing Museum located at Penrith Paceway. Open Saturdays 10am-2pm. Gold coin donation to enter. Great memories

A ladies craf t group meets on Thursdays at the Chu rch of Christ on Stafford Street, Penr ith. Great fun and friendship. For deta ils about the group call 4731 6291

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The Nepean Blue Mou ntai ns Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet on July 15 at Nepean Hospita l. Meetings are for sufferers and thei r fam ilies

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fter selling out their concerts in 2011, the fabulous Johann Strauss Ensemble is set to wow audiences again with their beautiful classical music. The Johann Strauss Ensemble, which is known as one of the most authenticsounding performers of Strauss music in the world, will be performing in Penrith at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, July 17. Their stunning concert ‘Vienna on Fire’ is suitable for all ages and will have audiences amazed at the pure musical beauty, as the ensemble recreates the

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hen did you last sit down and do a SWOT analysis on your business? When did you last do a SWOT analysis on yourself? They may sound like the same thing but they aren’t. Most business people are sole traders, but your business will still have its own distinct opportunities and threats, and you will probably still have opportunities, strengths, weaknesses and threats that apply to more areas of your life than just your business. If you are losing focus it can really help get your effor t levels back into top gear. We all know it is very easy in any area of our lives to get bogged down in routine. We come to work in the morning and check our emails and we then grind along doing the same type of things each day. From time to time we come up with efficiency tools like checklists and new ways of getting work done, which we have drifted into through habit. Take the time to think outside your habits and really analyse the situation and the possibilities. Use a SWOT analysis as the fi rst step in planning. It is sometimes useful to do SWOTs of various sections of your business. Th is can particularly apply to a business’ online marketing. It can have opportunities, strengths and weaknesses that are particular to it. The SWOT analysis is a great tool for you to assess your business and the industry you operate in with little trouble. It will promote critical and specific thinking to enhance your strategic plans and objectives. Michael Todd is the Marketing and Business Manager of the Penrith Business Advisory Centre

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nglican Retirement Villages held the official launch of their newest centre on Tuesday afternoon, Newmarch House. The third Anglican retirement village in the local area, Newmarch House is named after the late Camille Newmarch who was a “loving and humble” local woman heavily involved in the church and community. Rob Freeman, CEO of Anglican Retirement Villages, said that all involved in the new centre should be proud of their work. “It was a stressful day the fi rst day, as we had 40 residents relocate from our Henry Fulton village so that that could be upgraded. The n over the next 15 months we have had more people move into Newmarch and now we have

over 100 calling Newmarch home,” he said. The village was designed to be accessible to all people, and all residences have a view of the garden. “We wanted people to feel truly at home, that’s why the living room is designed to feel like a living room, and when you open your doors, it feels like you’re walking out into the backyard,” he said. Next to the Kingswood centre, Mr Freeman said, will be built another 160 self contained units, expanding the community even further. “There will be in a couple of years another 250 people joining our community,” he said. Bishop Ivan Lee read a passage from Genesis to the audience of retirement villagers, volunteers, staff and dignitaries.

He said that he was once asked ‘what do older people need’, and his answer was specialised care, individualism and the need of all human beings to be treated with dignity. “We are all going to be older people one day so the question of what older people need is a very important one,” he said. “As a former board member of Anglican Retirement Villages, I know that ARV strives to meet all the needs of older people through their vision and documents and care.” Graham Newmarch, the son of Camille Newmarch, also attended the offic ial opening. “My mother was loving and humble and I believe this is something this village is striving for,” he said. Photo: Angelica C. Photography.

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Volunteering to help others has many benefits.

Volunteer more: It’ll make you feel happier and healthier enrith has many wonderful volunteers and it turns out volunteering has its benefits. People who give back to the community through volunteering live longer and are healthier and happier, according to an international expert who was in Sydney this week for the 2013 Corporate Volunteering Forum. “It’s good to be good and science says it’s so,” said Professor Stephen G Post, a US-based philosopher and professor of

preventive medicine. Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, who has responsibility for volunteering agrees that volunteering is more than just a ‘feel good’ exercise. “Professor Post’s fi ndings – that giving back to society can lead to happier, healthier and longer lives – demonstrate that volunteering has a tremendous ripple effect leading to many positive outcomes for the individuals who engage in it,” he said. The two million volunteers in NSW contribute more than 240 million hours.

If you’re after a laugh, Lemongrove resident Barry Fisher will give you plenty. The 81-year-old volunteers at the Penrith Senior Citizens Centre and enjoys lighting up the place with his hilarious antics. Barry used to be the president of the centre back in 2001 and is now a dedicated member of the centre’s Dance

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Club. “I used to be up in the Mountains but came down to Penrith because my dancing partner, Suzy Carswell, needed a carer because she went blind,” Barry said. “So, now I’m her carer and that’s how I keep myself busy!” Barry dances the Vogue at the centre every Wednesday afternoon.

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ealthy eating is important throughout all stages of life. However, as you age, you need to make a concerted effor t to get more of some nutrients and less of others. Th is might be because your body’s ability to absorb or retain nutrients has changed, because your eating and other lifestyle habits have changed, or because you are more vulnerable to diseases that can be affected by too little or too much of a nutrient. Studies on the nutritional status of the Australian population indicate that a number of older people do not eat enough fibre, or enough of some vitamins and minerals. And when the body doesn’t get the nutrients it needs, health can suffer. There are many benefits to having a healthy diet. Th is includes increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health conditions. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be about dieting and sacrifice. Whatever age you are, eating well should be all about fresh, colourful food, creativity in the kitchen, and eating with friends. Eating with others can be just as important as eating right – a social atmosphere stimulates your mind and

helps you enjoy meals. Enquire at your local Council, Community Centre, RSL or retirement village such as Rochford Place, about the options available in regards to eating with others in the local community. Consider the following simple suggestions which can help you to maintain a good diet into older age: • Use less salt. Most people get enough salt from the salt which occurs naturally in foods. A high salt diet increases the risk of developing high blood pressure. Herbs and spices can be used to flavour food instead. • Drink more water. As you age you may not feel thirsty as often, but remember to have regular drinks to keep the body hydrated. • Ensure you’re getting enough vitamins. Older adults are commonly lacking in Vitamin B and Vitamin D. However, make sure you have a balanced diet – taking vitamin supplements won’t turn a bad diet into a good diet. Ask a health professional for their advice about areas you may be lacking. • Make sure you’re getting enough fibr e. Th is will help avoid constipation, lower the risk of chronic diseases and make you feel full longer.

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hile a 15-year age gap may not have worked out for Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, a recent study indicates that mature women dating younger guys are very satisfied with their relationships. The study was undertaken by dating website CougarLife.com which profi led 2,307 of its Australian members, questioning the motivation of women who seek out younger men to date. The results overwhelmingly demonstrated that these self-confessed cougars are attracted to ‘cubs’ because they made them feel younger. A whopping 89 per cent of the cougars surveyed said that being with a younger man made them feel more youthful.

The fi ndings also refute the myth that men prefer the looks of women in their 20’s, with 68 per cent of respondents claiming that their younger partner makes them feel more attractive on a daily basis. Amazingly, the average cougar said that a younger man was able to turn their clock back by 10 years and make them feel younger at heart compared to women with older partners. Th is new zest for life could be attributed to younger men’s physical and high-energy approach, with 85 per cent of women claiming their sex lives improved with their younger partner. Beyond the bedroom, cougars claimed their cubs also helped to broaden their horizons – 65 per cent said they had discovered new hobbies,

55 per cent went to pubs and nightclubs more regularly and 30 per cent claimed their social circle had become more exciting. According to Marlo Jordan, a spokeswoman for CougarLife.com and proud cougar herself, the study confi rms that age is just a number and mature women looking to spice up their lives should consider fi nding themselves a toy boy. “They say you’re only as young as the guy you’re dating, and that’s very true for the women in this survey who have rightly recognised the many benefits that dating ‘cubs’ brings,” she said. “From a more exciting social and sex life, to feeling great about yourself, dating a younger man can make you look and feel like a million dollars.”

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You need to be careful of being too outspoken as it will lead to hot headed disputes! Also be careful whilst driving as the planets are making you rather stressed out and impatient! In your friendships and relationships any emotional blocks can be relieved through proper communication and a willingness to be tolerant and understanding. Th is will set the trend for more meaningful connections in the future.

GEMINI

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

A big focus is going to be on your fi nancial affairs and the red planet is going to increase your funds in order to help you pay off your debts. Be careful of your spending habits as you will be inclined to buy things impulsively. Confl icts are likely over money so think before you act. In your place of employment don’t let confl icting perceptions bog you down and obstruct you from doing your work.

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

Mars is directly in your sign so guard against impatience and be careful of getting angry at the thoughtless behaviour of others. Also be extra careful of accidents happening either on the road or in the home and be extra cautious when handling anything hot or sharp. Th is is an ideal time to increase your knowledge of computers and other technology. You will have loads of fun when you realise how easy it all is.

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You will need to be careful when dealing with any issues involving your place of employment, clubs or groups of people as underhanded politics is likely to be coming from certain people. Friends also could make you feel weighed down, therefore you will need to give anyone who has a negative energy a very wide berth. Spending time with those who have been a solid anchor in your life will help to ground you.

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

A high pressure time is ahead of you career wise and you will need to watch your diet and get plenty of rest if you are to stay on top form. Differences between you and others at your workplace is obvious and when dealing with certain clients, colleagues or bosses remember that not everyone sees things the way you do! At home teamwork and pulling together as a family will bring an uplifting energy to the household.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Learn to trust others. Unburden yourself and share some of your stress and secrets! Accept social invitations readily as this will force you to face opinions that differ from your own. Also be tolerant and patient when dealing with foreigners and people from different backgrounds. Parents can expect a shift for the better in their relationship with children, in fact they’ll be more accommodating of your needs.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Avoid getting involved in disputes, either at work or in the family. There is nothing to gain from crossing swords with others and indeed there might be a good deal to lose. Make certain you are not acting out of anger in response to other people’s attitudes. Financially you need to come to terms with your true situation so face up to the facts and realise that through discipline you can achieve lasting security.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

With Mars in your opposite sign, there is a major focus on relationships, on one hand you are going to enjoy spending a lot of time with your loved ones but on the other you will fi nd yourself getting frustrated and irritated by the behaviour of certain people. Studies and all educational pursuits will go well, in fact you may be doing yourself a disservice by not actively seeking out some new form of wisdom.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Th is is not the ideal time to make serious commitments to anything, or any one, until you have given yourself the chance to think things through. Your work load will be increasing and you will need to be careful not to provoke arguments or to take your irritability out on colleagues. You need to fi nd ways to better handle stressful conditions in your life and a new health regime would be an ideal way to start.

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A lot of your energy is going to be invested into either romance, social activities or children. Your offspring will be extra demanding, they also may suffer sprains or strains if playing active sports such as soccer. Look at life realistically and resist the temptation to act upon every whim and fantasy. Entertainment is the perfect way to relieve the burden you’re under so surround yourself with upbeat people.

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government-imposed labels to keep them slim, she said. However, the star rating system has received support from the Public Health Association of Australia. PHAA CEO Michael Moore says while the information was built from the best information available at the time it still would be open to regular updates as new scientific fi ndings arose. It seems like we have once again forgotten that there is a lot more to food than total energy. It makes as much sense as saying that two houses are exactly the same because they have the same amount of windows! What about the actual quality? Any rating system that has human breast milk below some manufactured cereal product has got to be a joke!

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ou really can’t eat just one! Just like the ad says. Maybe the processed food manufacturers know something we don’t. It seems junk food really could be addictive and stimulate cravings in much the same way as an illicit drug, a brain scanning study shows. Some research reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that limiting ‘high-glycaemic’ carbohydrates that cause blood sugar to surge could help curb over-eating and obesity. Scientists investigated how food intake is regulated by the brain’s ‘pleasure centres’ which are known to be linked to addiction. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to observe the brain activity of overweight and obese volunteers for four hours after a meal. Th is crucial period has been shown to influence behaviour the next time a meal is eaten. 12 men were given test meals designed as milk shakes that tasted the same and were matched for calories. One milk shake contained rapidly digested high-glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrates, often found in junk food, while the other was made with low GI carbohydrates. Consumption of the high GI drink was followed by an initial surge in

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blood sugar levels followed by a sharp crash four hours later. The sudden decrease in blood sugar was associated with excessive hunger and intense activation of the nucleus accumbens, a brain region central to addictive behaviour. Lead scientist Dr David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Centre in Boston, US, said: “Beyond reward and craving, this part of the brain is also linked to substance abuse and dependence, which raises the question as to whether certain foods might be addictive.” “These fi ndings suggest that limiting high-glycaemic index carbohydrates like white bread and potatoes could help obese individuals reduce cravings and control the urge to over-eat.” So eating some healthy saturated fats and protein will raise your satiety levels so you feel satisfied for longer and make it a whole lot easier to make better choices at your next meal.

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here’s a new rating system that’s supposed to help us make better food choices. But maybe the rating system needs a better rating! I read in The Australian that these new star rating food labels are based on outdated research and won’t tackle Australia’s expanding waistline, according to nutrition experts. The new labelling system wants to help Australians choose healthier meals by rating foods on their fat, sugar and salt content. But a nutritionist says the five-star ratings are based on outmoded research that ignores current science’s more holistic understanding of nutrition and places too much emphasis on energy content. “The rating stars ignore the two new components of food – protein and low GI content,” said Professor Jennie BrandMiller of the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular Bioscience. “For example, breast milk would have two red marks, one for saturated fat and one for sugar.” Speaking at a food labelling conference in Sydney, Prof Brand-Miller said she was “very, very uncomfortable” with a star system which was underpinned by outdated research. “The energy content of the food is not the best way to judge; lentils and liquorice have the same energy density,” she said. Australians shouldn’t rely on

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FASHION FIXATION

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Knitwear’s in this winter

Teaching your kids about cash

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othing says warm like snuggly knitwear but with so many styles out there, which do you choose? Stores at the moment are absolutely chock-a-block full of knitwear. Scarves, jumpers, cardigans, gloves, beanies; you name it and your closest store will have it. I am a huge fan of knitwear because it is an easy way to get snuggled up, it is great for layering or wearing under a thick coat, and can be worn anywhere. My favourite knitted item is a big, chunky grandma-style cardigan and I can wear it with any outfit. It looks warm and comfortable but with big metal buttons (and some clever accessorising) it can make for a really nice go-out-fordinner kind of cardigan. I always try to wear fitted pants and a fitted top with my chunky cardigan so that I can keep a slim look figure – a heavy cardigan will really fi ll out your body so keep that in mind. When the weather is not so chilly I like to wear one of my thinner cardigans. These are great for layering clothes and it is for this reason that I recommend neutral colours like black, white or cream but they look really nice over a dress if you get a particularly warm winter day. Nothing beats a knitted scarf for those times when the wind picks up and there is a little chill in the air. A chunky knit always looks the best in scarves but make sure you choose one of this season’s most popular colours like berry or dark blue. The same applies for other knitted accessories like gloves and beanies – choose something to complement your outfit. There is no harm in mixing different knitted items together in one outfit, in fact, it makes for a great look. Layer a thin cardigan with a thick one over the top and add a scarf for that extra touch. When layering an outfit, remember to stick to the same colour scheme so that your look doesn’t get too over-bearing.

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arents nationwide are breathing a sigh of relief as their little angels return to school next week. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission are spot on when they say one of the challenges for children in the digital age is that money is ‘invisible’. Banking and shopping are done online and we use plastic cards to pay for goods and withdraw money. Thi s can make the concept of money abstract for children. I’m a big believer that parents need to play an active role in their children’s education. It’s not just up to our teachers to teach because life is one big classroom. And good money habits are one of the greatest lessons you can teach your child. It will help set them up for life. So even though fi nancial literacy is starting to make its way into the education curriculum, I encourage all parents to make their own positive contribution to their children’s fi nancial education. Have a look at the website www.teaching.moneysmart. gov.au. It is full of exceptional resources designed for teachers to help children learn about earning, spending, saving and investing. It has activities for children from primary school to high school on topics such as the difference between a need and a want, the power of advertising, understanding mobile contracts and sticking to a budget. Th is website is a great guide as to what type of money lessons you might want to share with your children and gives some great inspiration for how you could go about it.

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carlet is a beautiful sable coloured four-year-old ferret. She came into Coreen Avenue Vet Clinic as an emergency patient. Scarlet had stopped eating at home and appeared to have trouble breathing. Dr Miriam and Dr Lynn immediately placed her on some oxygen to help her breathe while tests were done to fi nd out what had happened to poor little Scarlet. Scarlet was given a general anaesthetic and some blood tests and x-rays were taken. The blood tests showed that her red blood cell count was dangerously low at 11 per cent. Normal ferrets have a red blood cell count of between 27 and 35 per cent. Red blood cells have the main function of carrying oxygen around the body. Thi s is why Scarlet was having so much trouble breathing, she was missing the cells to carry the oxygen. Scarlet required a blood transfusion immediately. We needed a blood donor, but unlike humans we don’t have an organised ferret blood bank so we needed to fi nd a healthy donor to spare some blood to save Scarlet’s life. Luckily Scarlet had a friend called Titan who was able to give some of his blood. Titan was given a general anaesthetic and donated about 6ml of blood. Th is was then given to Scarlet. She started to feel better immediately and was able to breath without the assistance of extra oxygen. She remained in hospital on intravenous fluids and

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intravenous antibiotics for a few days to treat her gastric ulceration. She went home happily to her owners on Sunday with a red blood cell count of 32 per cent. I am sure she gave Titan an extra big hug when she got home to thank him.

Nicole McMillan is one of the practice owners of Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic and the Western Sydney Cat Hospital

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ith the current rainy and cloudy weather we are experiencing, we are missing out on the glorious sunny winter days I enjoy about winter. It may be frosty or foggy in the morning, but by mid morning, it is blue skies and warm sun. Th is always draws us out from indoors. The sun feels so warm, but it is also providing us with Vitamin D, which we need! So why do we need Vitamin D? Vitamin D is vital for normal development and growth of cells, bones and teeth as well as good immune function. Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, obesity in children, asthma and heart disease. Th is deficiency may also be putting us at risk of diabetes, brittle bone disease and possibly some cancers. In the elderly, Vitamin D deficiency is often a factor in weak bones and muscle aches and pains. For pregnant women, lack of Vitamin D has been shown to cause problems with bone growth in the unborn child. The best way to get Vitamin D is from direct sunlight as it is very hard to get enough through your diet alone. Unfortunately a side effect of being sun smart and covering up means you may be missing out on the Vitamin D you

need as you cannot get it without direct exposure. So a balanced approach to sun exposure is necessary to avoid the risk of skin cancer and yet get an adequate dose of sunshine. A good rule of thumb is to get out into the sunshine for at least 20 minutes a day and don’t wear SPF during this time. With shorter daylight hours and weaker sunshine in winter some people may need to look at alternatives to get the Vitamin D they need. Vitamin D3 supplements are widely available and quite inexpensive. A dosage of 1000IU of Vitamin D3 every day can help improve Vitamin D levels in the body. A busy lifestyle can also put you at risk of low Vitamin D – leaving for work early and arriving home after dark, especially during winter can mean the average person may not be getting adequate levels of Vitamin D from natural sunlight and supplementation may be needed. Finally, taking Vitamin D with bone supplements helps the absorption of Calcium into the body, so this is something to keep in mind when choosing a bone supplement. Your doctor can organise a test for Vitamin D levels and recommend the best treatment if necessary.

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reast cancer or heart attack, which worries you the most? As we have mentioned before, high profi le stars have focused many people’s attention on breast cancer and raised many fears about this condition. However, with regular screening most cancers are discovered early and with early treatment the survival rate is considerably higher than it was just a few short years ago. What many are not aware is that women over 55 have a far greater risk of heart attack and death through this than they have of contracting breast cancer. In fact your risk of a fatal heart attack is probably four times that of dying from breast cancer. That is not to say don’t take precautions against breast cancer, but your primary focus over the age of 55 should be cardiovascular health. There are many things you can do to improve your survival if you do have a heart attack but even more important, there are many things you can do to ensure that you do not have one in the fi rst place. In most cases the fi rst heart attack for a woman is the fatal one so prevention is the best course of action. A wellness program with your naturopath is the best starting point. Naturopaths are uniquely positioned to help you develop a prevention strategy. Regular exercise is also vital to keep your cardiovascular system in good shape. A

regular visit to the gym is a good idea, but if you cannot afford that, a brisk evening walk after dinner is a good alternative. If you have any medical conditions that make exercise a problem make sure you get the advice of a good and qualified fitness professional. Drinking Hawthorn Tea is also a great way to support your heart. Th is ancient herb is thought to strengthen the heart muscle and help clean arteries and veins while supporting the artery and vein walls. A regular check up with your GP once a year for cardiovascular health is also a good idea. Early detection and early treatment can save a lot of heartache later (pun intended). Naturally speaking, a regular health or wellness program is the best course of action and that goes for the blokes as well. Prevention is always better than cure.

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t was little Billy’s fi rst day of school. His mum, nervously waiting at the school gate, had a thousand questions. How did it go? Did he make friends? Did he have a good teacher? She saw Billy running excitedly towards her. “How was your day?” “Good!” came his excited reply. “Mum, where do I come from?” Billy’s mum didn’t expect this question so early but as they walked to the car she thought through what she’d say. In the car she gave her best possible explanation. Billy’s response was a surprise! “Yeah, that’s good mum, but I met Ryan, he’s from Goulburn. Where am I from?” Where do we come from? The Bible tells us that God made us. In fact, the

Bible tells us that God in his great power, love and goodness, made all things; the universe, the stars, the earth and that he made us, placing us here on earth to live under his loving authority and to care for the world around us. Sadly, it’s pretty easy to see how neither have we cared for our world or taken God seriously. The Apostle Paul, speaking about Jesus, says: “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him.” We are made by God to know, serve and enjoy him forever by trusting and believing in Jesus. Today is a great day to put things right with God and yourself. Don’t delay. Make the wise response to follow and trust Jesus.

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The Paradise is an exciting new display home now open at the new Mulgoa Rise estate. The Paradise is the flagship for Roselea’s new Vogue Range of homes which includes exciting new designs for both single and two storey homes ranging in sizes, designs and features. Quality inclusions and finishes are also part of this new range. House and Land Packages available at the new Mulgoa Rise estate or House Packages on your land.

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Picturesque 5.88 Acres • Features large workshop/machinery shed • Fenced paddocks • 2.3 ks from North Richmond shops • 4 bedrooms plus study • 2 kitchens & 2 laundries • Ideal for separate living (1 up, 1 down) • Huge wrap around veranda with entertaining area

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Glenbrook 18 Wright Street Two Huge Scenic Decks

This property sits on a huge 2639m2 block, which backs onto a picturesque valley. Also featured are two brand new decks. One off the top floor and the other off the ground level. These new decks comply with the new bush fire standards and have been council approved. This two level property features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 living areas. It also features a stunning kitchen and a huge main living room with polished timber floors with bi-fold doors that open onto the top deck. There is a third deck off to the left hand side of the property. This is a great home!

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Huge 9.09 Hectares (22.46 Acres)

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This picturesque and undulating 22.46 acres features a very large and very full dam and is fenced. The North Richmond shopping village is only 2.4 kms from this block and the Richmond Market Place is only 6.2 kms away. This is the perfect block to build your dream home. If you love horses then this is the location for you. Opportunities for land holdings of this size are increasingly rare.

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A Peaceful Rural Lifestyle On 4.99 Acres

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• 6 bedrooms or 5 + a study • Family/rumpus room or teenage retreat • 2 bathrooms + a huge laundry • Extra large double garage/workshop • Peaceful & private location

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Under 15 Minutes To Penrith Railway • 1.4 Ks to Penrith CBD & Railway • 566.9m2 vacant block • Backs onto new North Penrith Project • Save $15,000 to $20,0000 on demolition fees • Suit professional premises • Or build your dream home

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• Located in “Mountainview Retreat” • New paint & carpet & lock-up garage • Spacious lounge/ dining • Wall air cond. + roller shutters • Built-ins + ceiling fans • Balcony with lovely outlook

Sale $225,000 View By Appointment Helen Fitzpatrick 0414 362 955 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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I have buyers looking to purchase and I need more homes to sell. I have many happy customers, here is just one of my testimonials... Dear Helen Carolyn and I wanted to say thank you for the fantastic job you did selling our two properties and are extremely happy with the outcome. Your advice regarding preparing the properties and the market value was both timely and accurate and was a big help in assisting to make informed decisions. Your professionalism and constant updates regarding open days and potential buyers kept us informed at all times and was very helpful in us feeling like things were under control and moving forward. We especially want to thank you for your efforts to deal with our difficult tenant in our investment property, and bringing that situation to a successful conclusion. We would have no hesitation in recommending you. Best wishes Garry and Carolyn

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ANY ONE FOR TENNIS?

Planned to make the most of the 2326sqm (approx.) level block the main residence is has been designed with family living in mind. Featuring four spacious bedrooms, ensuite to main, formal lounge beneath cathedral ceilings, formal dining and beautifully appointed timber kitchen. Entertain in the games room or outdoors with seamless under cover comfort overlooking the swimming pool and tennis court. Retreat to the separate spa room, office and bathroom or spend all your spare time in the massive workshop with large mezzanine. Car accommodation for eight cars or use the extra space to make the most of your hobby.

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PERFECT FOR IN-LAW ACCOMMODATION

Nestled behind the security of double gates on a secluded one acre is a grand residence that will allow you, your family and extended family to s-t-r-e-t-c-h out and enjoy the tranquil lifestyle on offer. Stretching across three levels the home enjoys an abundance of living spaces combined with five bedrooms, each with built in robes. Two bedrooms offer direct bathroom access, the huge kitchen will please the chef and triple garage will look after the big boy’s toys. The rear grounds easily accommodate the in ground pool, covered entertaining area and are accessed by a beautiful tree lined pathway. Don’t stare from the street - book an inspection to experience this great opportunity.

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GLENMORE PARK

$399,950

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GO! Homes in this price range are rarely seen in this at present so you will need to act fast to secure this great opportunity. The brick and tile residence enjoys three bedrooms with built in robes and an open style lounge and dining area. Split system air conditioning controls internal comfort; there is a covered entertaining area for your social gatherings and a single garage for the car or storage needs. Priced to please you will doing well to find better value. Call now to book a private inspection or watch for open home times. Don’t let this be the one that got away!

WALLACIA $569,000 SECLUDED PERFECTION!

Wonderfully positioned down a private gated driveway and backing million dollar properties this immaculate family home is a must to view. Featuring four large bedrooms all with built-ins, ensuite to main, large covered entertaining deck, two separate living areas, double garage with internal access, near new flooring throughout, a stunning near new kitchen and all the creature comforts such as air-conditioning and a combustion fireplace. Occupying a 833m2 block (approx.) there is room for everyone and even space for the boat or caravan. If you are looking for a home that oozes warmth, style and privacy than this should be at the top of your list!

Glenmore Park

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Cranebrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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This wonderful home includes bedrooms with a possible, three built-in wardrobes and large walk-in robe to main plus two bathrooms. There are two living rooms, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, good size dining, two split system air conditioners and internal laundry. Outside consists of a decked undercover entertaining area, shed, above ground pool, two driveways; one which leads to a one and a half car garage with drive through access and the other which leads to side access.

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CRANEBROOK $449,950 HOME FOR THE GROWING FAMILY

This home has four bedrooms with the main having a walk-in robe and the second bathroom fully renovated. There are two separate living areas, renovated kitchen with granite bench tops, plus stainless steel appliances and natural gas cooking. With loads of extras like split system air conditioning, single garage with remote control roller door, this is a must see. On a great sized block and having an inground pool with solar heating, this home is just what the doctor has ordered.

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CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $299,950

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY This freestanding villa boasts three bedrooms with built-in robes, separate toilet and open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area. There is a split system air conditioner and internal laundry plus a tidy entertainment area. Nestled in a cul-de-sac with your own carport this is ideally located in North Cranebrook.

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OFFERS OVER $649,950

JUST OVER AN ACRE OF PRIME LAND

Superbly positioned in the ever popular North section of Cranebrook is this vacant parcel of land that is ready for you to let your imagination run wild. The block is just over an acre in size and offers a frontage of approximately 44m. The block has been registered and is ready for you to join forces with your architect to bring your dream to life. Call now to gain further information or book an appointment to experience the block first hand.

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This wonderful Eden Brae home is only a few years old and in immaculate condition with three bedrooms, two living areas and main bedroom with ensuite. The home has a modern kitchen with gas cooking and modern bathrooms. There is a double garage with internal access, and there is side access for the boat or trailer which is a rarity in the Waterside Estate. The home also boasts alarm, ducted air conditioning and other great features.

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This home boasts three bedrooms, built-in robes to all, renovated kitchen with new appliances, plus renovated bathroom. There is a large separate lounge area and large internal laundry. Don’t forget the separate single garage which is extra-long and the undercover entertaining area.

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PRESTIGE ACREAGE PARADISE

Resting on just over 3.5 acres of land is a great opportunity to secure two homes in a peaceful environment that’s located approximately 15 minutes drive from Penrith. Both homes are in a condition suitable to reside in or rent out, depending on your individual needs. Along with this there is an in ground pool, large storage shed, under cover car accommodation and ample room for the kids and pets to roam. Call now for more information.

Boasting six bedrooms with built-in robes and en-suite plus walk-in robe to main, office, walk-in pantry and storage facility, powder room, theatre room and double garage under main roof. There is a large undercover entertaining area, pool with entertainment and bathroom facilities included, plus tennis court and large shedding. The extras on this property are overwhelming with ducted air conditioning, alarm and much more.

Cranebrook

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park Penrith

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

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READY, SET, GO!

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this very tidy, renovated home awaits your inspection. It features three good size bedrooms, new carpet, freshly painted, good size lounge room, separate dining area and an almost new and attractive kitchen. The bathroom has also been renovated, there’s an almost maintenance free backyard and you can benefit from the carport with access to the backyard. With its convenient location and great presentation, whether a first home buyer, investor, or someone wanting to downsize, this home is just about perfect!

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OFFERS OVER $699,000

Resting on over 700sqm of land and nestled amongst other quality homes is a residence that will make you the envy of your friends. The architecturally designed floor plan has been superbly crafted and will offer a contemporary lifestyle that few can enjoy. Porcelain tiles lead to four bedrooms (TWO with ensuites) all are spacious and complimented by built in robes. The outstanding kitchen with island bench and walk in pantry is the centrepiece of the home and overlooks the casual living space. Ducted air conditioning controls comfort, piped music services the home and alfresco area and security is maximised with the alarm and CCTV system. There is also an enormous oversized double garage.

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ORCHARD HILLS FIVE ACRES ON THE EDGE OF THE PENRITH CBD

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Positioned in one of the most sought after streets, this circa 1907 home awaits you. Having been completely restored and with a very tasteful extension, this home features four fantastic size bedrooms, large open planned living areas, a parents retreat off the master bed with a lovely balcony, two bathrooms and ducted air conditioning. There’s also a beautiful kitchen, detached garage, separate in law accommodation and a covered entertaining area.

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This five acre parcel of land within two minutes of the CBD of Penrith and less than a minute from the M4 offers a generous zoning of RU4 and with Orchard Hills being earmarked by the State Government as a potential growth corridor this is the best land bank opportunity on the market today! Call now to arrange your private inspection. (Agent Declares Interest).

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KINGSWOOD

$349,950

GREAT SIZE, GREAT LOCATION

With large villa’s proving hard to find, you will be amazed at the size of this home. Featuring three large bedrooms and study, this single level home represents great value. This home also boasts an updated kitchen, ducted air conditioning and second toilet. Situated in a secure complex with security gate and within walking distance to train station, TAFE and University of Western Sydney , this home is ideal. Complete with a small yard and double lock up garage, it is the perfect package.

PENRITH $259,950 INVESTORS TAKE NOTE

Located moments from Penrith is this great one bedroom unit that will suit the busy executive or investor. Open plan in design and positioned in a security complex it offers all the must haves that you would expect from a modern unit. Basement parking, split system air conditioning, built in robe and an elevated balcony are just some of the features on offer. Call now to arrange an appointment.

Penrith

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

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COMMANDING STREET PRESENCE

Nestled at the end of cul de sac and enjoying a peaceful vista, is residence that will delight the toughest critic. Enjoying a wonderfully spacious floor plan the home divides itself between three bedrooms and generous servings of formal and informal living spaces. The kitchen and bathroom have been tastefully finished, ducted air conditioning ensures year round comfort and you’ll love the advantage of the second toilet, guest’s vanity and built in robes. The external grounds have been meticulously cared for and are complimented by a covered entertaining area, huge storage shed and side access. An inspection is a must so call now!

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OFFERS OVER $359,950

ALL THIS FOR HOW MUCH?

This well priced three bedroom residence enjoys a modern kitchen and bathroom, fresh paint and carpet throughout and the comfort of air conditioning. The easy care yard will be a hit for those looking to downsize, the young family will benefit from the position moments from the school and all is located in a whisper quiet cul de sac. Call now to book a private inspection or watch for our open home times. You will need to act fast to secure this great opportunity. (Agent Declares Interest.)

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Homes in this price range are not lasting long in the present market. You will need to ACT FAST for the opportunity to secure this one! This three bedroom brick and tile home presents a great opportunity to enter the Emu Plains market. If you’re starting out, slowing down or looking to invest, this residence deserves your immediate attention. The asking price has been reduced accordingly to account for future works. Call today to organise a private inspection or watch for our open home times.

EMU HEIGHTS

$429,950

YOUR HAVEN IN THE HEIGHTS

In a whisper quiet location and resting on just under 700sqm of land is a great opportunity to enter the Emu Heights market. The brick and tile dwelling enjoys three bedrooms with a lounge and dining area, a timber kitchen and a modern bathroom. The covered entertaining area overlooks the spacious grassed yard that easily accommodates the single garage and tandem carport. With homes in this price range moving fast, you will need to be quick. Call now before it’s too late!

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Cranebrook

Springwood

Penrith

Emu Plains

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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JAMISONTOWN Only Moments Away

• 2 great size bedrooms - 2 with built-ins • master bedroom with spacious ensuite • formal entry + high set ceilings + ornate cornices • gorgeous galley style kitchen + stone bench tops + dishwasher + stainless steel appliances • internal laundry + large main bathroom + split system air conditioning x 2 • front east facing courtyard + security complex + security parking

PENRITH

Up Market Living

Situated only minutes to CBD Penrith, transport, panthers and parklands, this sizeable 2 bedroom apartment is a must to inspect. Featuring fabulous fixtures and fittings throughout with security parking and storage. Ideally this would suit investor, first home buyer or the buyer looking for low maintenance living. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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SOUTH PENRITH Exceptional

Tucked away and a stroll from Nepean Hospital, penrith station and shops, this beautiful property has been fabulously renovated to create a tasteful customised and low maintenance retreat on the fringe of the CBD. Featuring a full renovation inside and out, this property has so much to offer, with two new bathrooms, renovated kitchen and numerous living areas, this home is one not to be missed. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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• 3 great size bedrooms – 2 with built-ins • formal entry + spacious lounge room + r/c ducted air conditioning • gorgeous renovated kitchen (polyurethane door) + stainless steel appliances + dishwasher + informal dining • polished timber floor boards + renovated bathroom (floor to ceiling tiles) + polished timber floor boards • double garage (detached) + rendered façade + large backyard + quiet location (cul-de-sac) + close to parklands

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EMU PLAINS Pick Of The Nepean Valley -

Gateway To The Blue Mountains

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4 good size bedrooms with built ins large lounge dining rooms separate rumpus room with kitchenette good size kitchen overlooking the level rear yard • great undercover entertaining area • lovely in ground swimming pool

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• multiple living areas over both the ground and first floor • full length balcony with lovely clear river views • 4 large bedrooms all with built-in robes + office/study • private master suite with en-suite, WIR and garden views • gas kitchen adjoins open plan dining and informal living area • level block, manicured gardens and beautiful Koi pond • double garage with drive through access • off street parking, circular driveway & side access potential

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Located just 54 kilometres West of Sydney’s CBD on the beautiful Nepean River and at the edge of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains area, this property enjoys the best of both worlds. The balance of rural and urban areas offers the space and lifestyle people are looking for and a place where the work/life balance can be a reality. With the convenience of living in a city; surrounded by amazing natural wonders and located in one of Australia’s highest growth regions your investment will be sure to outperform over the coming years as well as provide you with an amazing place to really live. Call for your exclusive inspection today.

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CRANEBROOK Get Ready To Build

Situated amongst well maintained homes in a popular location is this large brick veneer family home. Offering a flexible floor plan with many options, 4 good size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 large separate living areas. A brilliant level rear yard, a fenced in ground pool, a large undercover entertaining area and a lovely rear deck with beautiful views and all this positioned close to popular schools, day care, shops and the train station.

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An Elegant and flexible floor plan with light filled interiors with private manicured gardens define this home. This fabulous property is an easy stroll to parks, transport, schools and close proximity to Southlands. With all the hard work completed for easy lifestyle and enjoyment. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

INSPECT: Saturday 10.00-10.40am - 4 Exley Place

• 3 large bedrooms all with built-ins • master bedroom with renovated enuite + walk-in robe • formal entry + high set ceilings + ornate cornices + 2 split system r/c air conditioners • formal lounge with fire place + informal dining + family room • gorgeous renovated kitchen + stone bench tops + brand new stainless steel appliances + dishwasher + breakfast bar • internal laundry + fully renovated main bathroom + down lights throughout + wireless alarm • freshly painted throughout + new carpets + new durable timber flooring • 2 allocated parking lots + external storage + private front courtyard + extremely low maintenance living

APPROX

www.dukesestateagents.com.au

835m2

offers over $1,049,000 floor plan online 4735 6600 4722 2626

• central location | prestigious estate • 315m2 parcel of land • leased by Stocklands until 30th June 2013 • surrounded by parklands + easy access & egress • community pool & hall + walking tracks Currently being leased by Stocklands until the 30th of June 2013, with an opportunity to start building on the 1st July 2013 (subject to council approvals) why not get in and start planning your future today. For further information call Dukes Estate Agents today. APPROX LAND

695m2

offers over $489,000 floor plan online 4735 6600 4722 2626

APPROX

315m2

For Sale:

offers over $219,000

Penrith:

4722 2626

Emu Plains: 4735 6600

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INSPECT: Saturday 1.00-1.40am - 25 Nepean Avenue

INSPECT: Saturday 11.00-11.40am - 23 Annett Street

PENRITH

EMU PLAINS

• • • •

• 3 good size bedrooms with built ins • large lounge and dining rooms • great size kitchen with breakfast area • separate family room overlooking the in-ground pool • split system air-conditioning • single lock up garage plus side access • a lovely level block

Outstanding

• • • •

Brilliant location

5 spacious bedrooms – 3 with built-ins master bedroom with ensuite + walk-in robe formal entry + combined l shape lounge and dining + 2nd meals area off kitchen gorgeous updated kitchen + stone bench-tops + brand new European stainless steel appliances + dishwasher + polyurethane doors large internal laundry + ample storage + freshly painted throughout + new carpet + polished timber floor boards + split system r/c air conditioning timber hardwood (rear) decking + gable undercover entertainment area + ceiling fan + 3rd bathroom (external) in-ground pool + raised platform entertaining area overlooking the pictiquress Nepean river front double carport + private setting + terraced rear yard to rivers edge + much much more

Embracing one of Penrith’s most enthralling views, this private and exclusive river frontage property has so much to offer. Featuring 5 bedrooms, numerous living areas, indoor|outdoor entertaining, light filled interiors , stunning river and mountain views, offering a magical sense of style and seclusion. Located in the exclusive enclave of Nepean Avenue, situated on a large 1252 m2 (approx) parcel of land with a terraced rear yard that stretches to the river’s edge. For further information about this fabulous property contact Paul Dukes on 0401 007 379.

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Auction: View: Penrith: Emu Plains:

Positioned in one of the finest pockets of Emu Plains and only a block back from the river is this large 3 bedroom brick veneer family home. Offering 3 good size bedrooms, large separate living areas, an in-ground pool, lock up garage with storage and side access to the rear yard. Surrounded by well maintained homes and a short walk to the shops, schools and transport this property will surely impress.

APPROX

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1252m2

on site at 2pm, 3rd August 2013 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

For Sale: View: Emu Plains: Penrith:

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556m2

offers over $429,000 floor plan online 4735 6600 4722 2626

GLENMORE PARK

EMU PLAINS

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Exclusive Residence

• • • •

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For Sale: View: Penrith: Emu Plains:

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APPROX

1,144m2

offers over $699,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

3 good size bedrooms large separate living areas updated kitchen and bathroom plus second toilet polished timber floors throughout slow combustion fire and air conditioning lovely in-ground swimming pool great sized fenced rear yard single carport

Positioned at the end of a lovely quiet cul-de-sac is this well presented 3 bedroom brick veneer home. Offering large separate living areas, updated kitchen and bathroom, polished timber flooring throughout, in-ground pool and a brilliant back yard. Within a short walk to schools, train station, ovals and schools this property will surely impress.

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For Sale: View: Emu Plains: Penrith:

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The stylish simplicity from this exception built home is outstanding. A spacious family residence with multiple features, exemplary finishes and seamless in|outdoor entertaining are just some of the special features this home has to offer. Situated on a massive 1144m2 approx block, with easy access and egress to the Northern Road, make this property a must to inspect. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

Convenient location

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4 huge double bedrooms - all with built-ins + separate study (downstairs) master bedroom with walk-in + built-ins + ensuite grand formal entry + formal lounge & dining rooms spacious timber kitchen + breakfast bar + dishwasher + ample storage + bay window massive rumpus room + floating timber floors + separate lounge room + upstairs family room r/c ducted air conditioning + gas heating + ornate cornices + down stairs powder room + walk-in linen closet triple garage + internal access + remote doors + drive thru access side access + large garden shed + absolute privacy + fully landscaped gardens front|rear magnificent sparkling in-ground pool + solar heating + waterfall + huge undercover entertaining (gable roof) + ceiling fan + BBQ area

APPROX

716m2

offers over $425,000 floor plan online 4735 6600 4722 2626

www.dukesestateagents.com.au

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Jordan Springs * land from $237,500. No wonder it’s a popular address. You can afford the lifestyle you’ve always wanted at the new Boronia Village at Jordan Springs. Set against beautiful natural bushland and an easy walk from the future Village Centre and its beautiful lake, you’ll enjoy: • A choice of land options, many with views of the stunning 900ha Regional Park • Your own village park with picnic area and playground • A discreet address with only local traffic

Don’t miss out on this popular address. Visit the Jordan Springs Sales and Information Centre today.

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1800 086 656

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AUCTION

WELL PRECINCT * Rezoned IN2 – Bulky Goods IN2 * 28,800sqm (approx) englobo Land, adjacent to Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre * Numerous possibilities, subdivision potential (Subject to Council Approval)

Auction to be held: In Rooms, 20th August 2013 at approx. 10.30am Mezzanine Level, 50 Margaret Street, Sydney NSW 2000 1 WATER STREET, WERRINGTON Penrith 02 4722 8500

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this brochure has been prepared on information obtained and while we trust it to be correct, it is not guaranteed by us and prospective purchasers/lessees must rely on their own enquiries

Gavin Shatford 0417 228 507

Keiran McGarity 0417 228 504

Elisha Peloe 0417 228 506

OPEN HOMES BLAXLAND Sat 1.00-1.40pm

82 Boorea Street

Sat 1.00-1.30pm

6/25 Barlow Street

Sat 1.00-1.45am Sat 2.00-2.40pm Sun 1.00-1.45am

28 Vivaldi Crest 2 Watsford Court 28 Vivaldi Crest

GLENMORE PARK Sat 11.00-11.30am Sat 2.00-2.40pm

1 Daffodil Place 29 Alston Street

Ray White Penrith

Sat 3.00-3.40pm

6/1-5 Regentville Road

Michael Ball Realty jim Aitken Penrith Michael Ball Realty

Sat 11.00-3.00pm

10 Lakeside Parade

Sat 2.00-2.30pm

89 Fifth Avenue

Sat 11.00-11.40am

1 Sunland Crescent

Sat 1.00-1.30pm

65 Jackaranda Road

Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 1.00-1.40pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm

1/86 Cox Avenue 8 Fox Place 25 Nepean Avenue

Sat 10.00-10.40am

4 Exley Place

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

24/2 Valley Road

Sat 11.00-11.30am

8 Dampier Avenue

Dukes Estate Agents

CAMBRIDGE PARK

JAMISONTOWN

CLAREMONT MEADOWS

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24 Britten Close 25 Ben Nevis Road 11 Bottlebrush Drive 5 Knot Street

Jim Aitken Cranebrook Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Cranebrook Jim Aitken Cranebrook

EMU HEIGHTS Sat 11.00-11.40am

10A Annie Spence Close

Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm

23 Annett Street 3/12 Jamieson Street 11 Hartigan Avenue 257 Great Western Highway 5 Eric Close 17 Bunyarra Drive

Sat 10.00-10.30am Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm Sat 2.00-2.40pm

18 Wright Street 14 Knapsack Street 21 Prince Street 22 Bruce Road

Dukes Estate Agents Jim Aitken Emu Plains Dukes Estate Agents Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Dukes Estate Agents

JORDAN SPRINGS Jim Aitken Cranebrook

LLANDILO Ray White Penrith

MOUNT RIVERVIEW Jim Aitken Blaxland

NORTH ST MARYS

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

EMU PLAINS

Michael Ball Realty

PENRITH Dukes Estate Agents Jim Aitken Penrith Dukes Estate Agents

SOUTH PENRITH Dukes Estate Agents

SPRINGWOOD

GLENBROOK

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CRANEBROOK Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 12.00-12.30pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm

Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Ray White Penrith Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook

ROSS FOWLER & CO Chartered Accountants

Jim Aitken Springwood

WERRINGTON COUNTY Michael Ball Realty

11 Tindale St Penrith

4722 3066

Proud to bring you The Western Weekender Open Homes Guide.

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0413 314 029

Building Renovations Liam Nangle - Builder - Lic No. R71515

ANTENNAS

A.GO ANTENNAS All Digital Antennas, Digital Installation, Satellite Services, And Home Theatre Pensioner Rates & Unbeatable Prices

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0404 886 600 • 4735 3368

CALL Peter 0416 394 434

Renovations, Extensions, Alterations and General Maintenance ■ Quality, Experience & Reliability

■ 40 Years Experience

■ Licensed Builder Fully Insured

■ Licensed Asbestos Removalists

AWNINGS & CARPORTS

Est 1989

STOP LEAK! We stop shower leakage and can give your shower a face lift.

 No tile removal required  FULL Regrout and seal  NO MESS NO FUSS  All work guaranteed

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CARPET CLEANING & REPAIRS

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Phone: 4736 6866 • 0407 217 582

Fax: (02) 8720 2834

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FAIR DINKUM B AT H R O O M S

‘WE DO IT RIGHT, WE DO IT FAIR DINKUM’

FREE SHOWERSCREEN & INSTALLATION

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• SCREENED & GLASS ENCLOSURES • CARPORTS • AWNINGS • SUNROOMS

BRICKLAYING

0403 888 028

Stain Removal Specialists RECEIVE a 5% DISCOUNT

Terms & Conditions Fully framed showerscreen with every full bathroom renovation

www.fdbathrooms.com.au

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Precision Ceramics • • • • •

Design, Supply & Install Advise, Experience & Quality Licenced Tradesmen 7 Year Written Warranty FREE written QUOTES

Est. 1974

Call Joel

0419 730 795

0410 508 363

db Professional Building Services Pty Ltd

TONY THE TILER P/L

Bathroom Renovations & Shower Repairs FREE QUOTES

Builder - Lic No. 75305c

Multi-skilled specializing in: • bricklaying • window & door openings • waterproofing • tiling • repairs & maintenance • concreting • air-con openings • renovations • over 30 yrs experience • fully insured • free quotes Dave Smith - Builder - Lic R82790

CALL NOW

0418 259 006

Lic. 208275c

BATHROOMS

ALL CLASS CONSTRUCTIONS

Renovations • Pergolas • Decking • 1st Floor Additions • Roofing & Guttering

when mentioning this Ad 1 room, seat or rug from only $20! • Auto Upholstery • Over 15 yrs Experience • Ontime reliable service

Call Peter 0428 271 118

CARPET LAYING

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

Call Merv 0418 249 738 or 9625 7740

30 years exp.

Call David

0418 402 790

Place your ad Call today on 4722 2998 or email paula.allsopp@mediaview.com.au

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MetWest Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

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0423 694 677

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OFFICE 4576 1616 MOBILE 0410 437 558 DEAL DIRECT WITH THE BUILDER - 20 Years Experience

• Moving House / End of Lease • Auto Detailing • Friendly, Reliable Service • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available

Please see our website www.jetcarpetcleaning.com.au for our current specials

FREE QUOTES

Looking to do small jobs

BUILDERS

WE SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM, LAUNDRY & KITCHEN RENOVATIONS BATHROOM RENOVATIONS TO SUIT ANY BUDGET

S.P.S. Builders Lic No. 50165C HOME IMPROVEMENTS

• Domes c & Commercial Carpet Steam Cleaning • Rugs, Mats & Stairways • Dining & Office Chairs • Carpet & Fabric Protec on • Leather Lounge Cleaning & Treatment

RICHARD MUELLER BRICKLAYER

Lic#108215C Subject to terms & conditions

Shaun Smith trading as

Call Russell For a Free Quote Your Local Professional Carpet Cleaner

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• Glass enclosures • Kits also available • Gable roof specialist

Good Old Fashioned Service

0412 000 893

www.1choicebm.com.au

0402 725 140

We also repair Doors, Screens & Blinds.

est 1999

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Lic No: 121977 C ABN: 45 694 859 807

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

Lic 83907c

Ph (02) 4732 6595 MBL: 0403 011 058

Call us today and save, we will beat any written quote 1 choice the only choice

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PENRITH CITY AWNINGS

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

CALL NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE 0416765565

Lic No. 829 19C

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

0405 107 506

PHONE CHRIS philway@live.com.au www.philway.com.au

*Decks & Pergolas *Colourbond Carports/Awnings *Glass & Screen Enclosures *Framing & Cladding *Timber Flooring *Aluminium/Timber Screening *Carport & Awning DIY Kits *Staircases & Handrails *General Carpentry & More

BLINDS, CURTAINS

Is your shower leaking?

 FREE QUOTES ALL AREAS

CARPENTERS & JOINERS

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BATHROOMS

PATIOMAN

 RENOVATIONS  DECKS  BATHROOMS  EXTENSIONS  PERGOLAS  CARPORTS

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NOD AIR Call Nigel 8916 7402

Are you looking for a reliable builder? ABN 41586176397 LIC. 238922C

SERVICE AND INSTALL Service from $80 Available Weekends Lic 230510c AU 26947

BUILDERS

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT

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CARPET LAYING

NU LOOK Metal fascia & gutters New home extensions and existing homes 20 years * fascia cover gutters experience * down pipes WW1852

Fax: 9670 2656

ELECTRICAL

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

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FREE QUOTES PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICE

0413 032 000

Greg McSpadden Concrete Services

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL!

SOUTH PENRITH CONCRETING • Driveways • Garage Slabs • Patios/Pathways Stencil, Coloured, Plain and Spray On

No job to big or small. For a free quote call

0401 646 640 4736 7370 Lic# 145910C

N.P. Nelson

Specialising in: - Domestic Garage Doors - Remote Controls - Repairs and Service WW3530

Lawrie Sandona Mobile: 0414 822 723

GARBAGE REMOVAL

Lic.# 162246C

Electrical & Level 2 Service Provider * Lights and Power * Hot Water Repairs * Safety Switches

SAME DAY URGENT REPAIRS

4731 8200 email your ad to paula.allsopp@mediaview.com.au

McLean’s Property Maintenance

GARDENING & MAINTENANCE

Coochie HydroGreen Your Lawn Care Specialists for all types of lawns

• Complete balanced liquid lawn fertiliser • Weed control eg. bindi, clover etc • Beetle, grub and army worm control Call us on how we can help keep your grass green and healthy all year round.

Love that Green!

1800 245 955

www.coochie.com.au

All garden and lawn services provided including: * Mowing and edging * Bindi and weed eradication * Lawn fertilisation * Watering system installation * General cleanup

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

Call Steve on 4735 3142 or

ABC SEAMLESS GUTTER DISCOUNTERS

you name i do i it t

0400 338 408 PAINTERS & DECORATORS

AXLOCO PAINTING

$

All Types of Gutters Installed

 Continuous Aluminium  Colorbond Zincalume  Leaf Guard Specials

Lawnmowing Hanging Doors Painting Gurneying

0416 116 602

GUTTERING

$

• • • •

☎ CALL CRAIG

Penrith Valley Garden Care

A.B.N: 92 099 831 955 A.C.N: 099 831 955

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ELECTRICAL

Ezy Glide

Garage doors Pty. Ltd.

FREE QUOTES ~ 0423 717 053

 Box Cutter  Metal Roofing  Rainwater Tanks

Reliable Services & Competitive Prices

9748 3022 www.abcseamless.com.au

Licence No. 173676c

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GARAGE DOORS

0409 393 243 or 4735 1175

Google: penrithhandyman.com.au

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• Hot water repairs • Emergency repairs • New installations and additions • Free Quotes and professional advice

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LIC 233 826C

WHEN QUALITY COUNTS

For friendly reliable service contact us on

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CALL

Call Greg on 0408 868 860 or 0433 345 088

• Paving • Tiling • Cleaning • Painting • Carpentry • Lawn & Garden Services

Lic No. 221280C

ABN 70 510 279 284

• Pool Surrounds • Stencil Specialists • Call for a quote!

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED & FREE QUOTES

Frank & Olly’s MACHINE HIRE, SKIP BINS & RUBBISH REMOVAL SERVICES

Licence No. 95571C

Specialising in;

BRICKLAYING, HANDYMAN & GARDEN SERVICES

John Newham

Mobile 0414 833 356 Phone/Fax 9833 3563

• Driveways • Entertainment Areas • Patios

HANDYMAN SERVICES

GARBAGE REMOVAL

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CLEANING

0408 022 374

Lic 416722C

Call Barry on

CONCRETING

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GUTTERING

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT

Ph: 4733 7914 or 0432 328 418

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• Who keeps promises • Produces quality workmanship • Discount for pensioners • No job too small CALL FRANK

0417 663 192

Lic R 54831

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mccoy’s property maintenance Budget Painting from

$250 per room

includes Paint & Preparation

PENRITH’S No.1

ALL WORK guaranteed Licenced and insured. Tradesman Lic 196221C

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

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PAINTERS & DECORATORS

SECURITY SCREENS

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED

PAINTER Steve McLean

0417 663 768 or 4731 3121

DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL

Over 35 years experience

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• Fast Clean Service

M&J

PEST CONTROL

CRYSTAL CLEAR PEST CONTROL Family Owned Local Business for 18 Years

Painting & Decorating

• Reliable Service

Email: envirocare1@bigpond.com

Ph 1800 600 760 Mob 0419 972 399

PLUMBING

SHOWER SCREENS

NEPEAN MAINTENANCE PLUMBING

Lic No. 4715C

    

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

CALL GREG NOW ON: 0400 873 805

FREE MEASURE & QUOTE - ALL AREAS

Budget

WE SUPPLY AND INSTALL SHOWER SCREENS At factory prices

SHOWERSCREENS & WARDROBES PTY LTD 3/62 Owen Street, Glendenning Ph: 9625 6211 Mob: 0409 842 004

JIM BINS

®

8 SIZES OF BINS

1037WWD2245

ASBESTOS BAGS

0406 715 116

SPECIAL OFFER $10 OFF

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• 100% Labour Guarantee • Up Front Pricing Conditions apply

SHOWER SCREENS DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER

SKIP BINS

Everlast Plumbing

when you mention this ad

Free Drain Camera Free Plumbing Inspection Leak Detection, Hot Water, Gas Seniors/Pensioners Discounts

ALL AREAS - FREE QUOTES 24HR EMERGENCY SERVICE

0413 650 179 T & C PLUMBING SERVICES - New construction & renovations - Septic & Rain water tanks - Excavation/Bobcat & tipper hire WW3815

Call your local plumber today 0410 839 740

lic. 251075c

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ROOFING

Same Day Service 24hr Emergency

Blocked Drains from $49

www.everlastplumbing.com.au

Taps & Toilets Repaired save $39

Conditions apply.

PLUMBERS “we turn up on time”

Specialising in: • Blocked drains • Hot water heaters • Leaking toilets • Burst pipes

• Leaking taps • Any job big or small • Seniors card welcome

50off

$

any work carried out coupon! Must present or mention this deal

Builders/Reno Skip End of Lease/Moving Bin Hire Deceased Estates Concrete/Bricks/Dirt Heavy Load? No Problem

BOOK YOUR SKIP TODAY!

1300 785 845

TALENT AGENCIES

www.scroof.com.au admin@scroof.com.au “Locally owned & operated” Lic. 240711C

4722 9677

INDEPENDENT LOCAL

- 2-13m3 Bins - Walk-in Skips - All Suburbs - 6 Days - C/Cards Welcome

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RUBBISH REMOVAL Mick’s Rubbish Removals • G General Cleanups • Deceased estate • Bricks & concrete • Renovations • Green waste

Ph: 0424 786 868 68 alll mall sm o to , or No job too big

t"6%*5*0/4 t$"45*/(4 t$"45*/(4 t*/5&R7*&84 t*/5&R7*&84 t"6%*5*0/4 A chance to be seen, a chance to be heard, a chance to be represented. By Sydney’s No 1 CASTING AGENCY

O YWO HOLL O UCTI PROD R O CT DIRE ERA M A C

02 9283 6369

www.roseystalent.com.au

Lic: 187379C

Ph: 1800 622 877

Advertising works ~ Call today to place your ad

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Plumber - Drainer- Gas fitter

Call Chris on 0404478487

Penrith’s Own!

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FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS

$0 SERVICE CALL

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PLUMBER - DRAINER - GASFITTER

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

ROOFING

Lic No.255091C

CS PLUMBING

PLUMBER, DRAINER, GASFITTER

roof plumber, backflow & rpz testing

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0408 443 384 - 0416 831 326

LOCAL PLUMBER

CALL 1300 654 006

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1037WWD2245

LOCAL PLUMBER Ph: 0406 715 116

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All plumbing, draining and gasfitting Roofing, hot water services, natural gas and LPG installation Bathroom renovations No Job Too Small FREE QUOTES Lic No. L8366

SELLING SOMETHING NEED TO ADVERTISE Call us on 4722 2998

Sec Lic no. 409002239

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• $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

TOTAL SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WE CARE FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENT

LICENCE NO: 236539C

Geoff 0415 253 252

PLUMBING

LOCAL24HRS PLUMBER 7 DAYS PER WEEK

PEST MANAGEMENT SERVICES

- 24/7 Emergency work - Hot water - Blocked drains - Leaking taps & toilets - Natural & LPG Gas

Supplier of Security Doors Flyscreens & Windows Grilles

Lic No. 44995C

PLUMBING

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Domestic & Commercial

• Competitive Prices

• Fully Insured • All Work Done

A/H - 4733 2525

FULLY GUARANTEED WORK

ALL AREAS 24 HR EMERGENCY SERVICES 7 DAYS

• Interior And Exterior

Jason - 0417 221 822 • Mark - 0417 223 288

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

CAMBRIDGE PARK PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SERVICES

• Decorative Finishes

Glenmore Park

Enjoy reliable professional service with a smile!

WW319 Call Karen on 4733 6753

Personally

• Big Or Small Jobs

Lic No 221336-C

Licence No. 88147

FREE QUOTES

Trades & Services

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The Zone 5 Singles Championship was held at Camden last weekend and it was a result for Western Districts when in the State Final Lee Stinson (Orange City) defeated Gerrard Beath (Cowra). In the Presidents Reserve Singles Wayne Radburn (Millthorpe) defeated Graeme Tutt (Robertson) and the Senior Singles was won by Bob Hamilton (Molong) over our own Bill Walton (Blacktown Workers). Cliff Fay (Penrith) and Paul Golder (Kingswood) both made it to the semifi nals. Next weekend will see the Pairs played at Campbelltown City and best of luck to our representatives. At Austral Michael Anderson defeated Steve Wilcock in their Major Singles Championship; and at Wallacia Glenn Robertson defeated Danny Quinn also in the Major Singles. The Wallacia Ladies Minor Singles

Tennis in Penrith Nepean Tennis is starting a new coaching program for ladies only, for beginner to intermediate ladies who are looking for a bit of exercise in a great fun environment. Best of all, the fi rst lesson is free, so everyone can give it a try first. Ladies only clinics will be conducted each Monday and Thursday morning from 9.30am to 10.30am. To book in for your free ladies only trial lesson, call Nepean District Tennis Association on 4721 2880 or email us on coaching@ndta. com.au to reserve your place. Better still, call a friend fi rst and give it a try together – you’ll love it! Term 3 coaching for kids aged three to 18-years kicks off again next week, with

winner was J Sullivan who defeated L Somin. At St Marys RSL Joe White, Jock Brown and Steve Swan defeated Martin Murphy, Ted Rijk and John Davis to win the Triples and in the Pairs Final Martin Baker and Mal Cameron defeated Martin Murphy and John Davis. Penrith played the Ambrose Maiden Shield and the winners were Ben Pintaric, Gary Pearson and Lance Winsor with Tom Holburn, Matt Schultz and Shane Clark the runners up. Matt Cooper, Joe Scott and Ted Sommerville were third. Congratulations to Phil O’Donaghoe as the new Patron of Glenbrook Panthers and also young Greg Jeans who won his two fi rst games in his section of the NSW Juniors Championship. He only just lost his third match in a thrilling and close competition.

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n a surprising statement, Greater Western Sydney Giants co-captain Callan Ward has declared his side can notch up their fi rst win of the season by beating reigning premiers, the Sydney Swans, this Sunday afternoon at the SCG. Ward made the rather astonishing call during a press conference to hype up AFL’s Sydney Derby 4 between the last placed Giants and the fourth-placed Swans. “I think we can beat them,” Ward said. Despite not registering a win so far this season, the Giants are confident they can give their cross-town rivals a big scare in what’s predicted to be a very physical clash. “I think the Swans are a great club and a great team, they always give their best and are extremely tough,” Ward said. “It’s a club that we’ve looked up to ever since we started in the AFL, so we’re expecting a physical performance on the weekend.” The 23-year-old midfielder said the Giants will channel the game plan of the Swans in the hopes of beating them at their own game. “Every team will go hard at the ball and hard at the man and that’s what the Swans do, that’s what we’ll try and do,” Ward said. “We can base our game on the way the Swans play the game and hopefully we can get away with a win or a really competitive game this weekend.” GWS had their closest contest of the

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Will soccer outgrow rugby league? NATHAN TAYLOR (AGAINST )

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s a passionate rugby league supporter for more than 20 years I wholeheartedly believe that rugby league will always remain the more dominant sport in our country over soccer… or is called football? Who knows these days! Yes I must admit, soccer or football has come a long way in this country – nationally, due to the success of the Socceroos and locally, thanks to the amazing debut season of the Western Sydney Wanderers. But even despite the recent popularity boom, it’s still decades off from getting close to rugby league. Now I have a restricted word limit and not the entire paper to work with, so let’s just break down the important facts. The reason soccer exploded in this country, and in particular Sydney, these past 12 months is because of the Wanderers. Success brings people through the gates… time will tell if those fans that packed out Parramatta Stadium this year will be back if the team fails to fir e. The other great thing about rugby league is that it’s resilient. Even with the amount of scandals and bad press it attracts at times, nothing brings it down… in fact it increases in popularity every year. I fear that if the A-League had an NRL-style scandal to deal with like the ASADA investigation, it couldn’t cope.

Take Me Home Victory Road’ (Melbourne Victory), ‘Sydney Till I Die’ (Sydney FC) and ‘Who Do You Sing For’ (Wanderers)... remember these songs/chants, because you are going to hear them constantly in the future. The World Game, Association Football or Soccer as it is known in Australia is rapidly growing at a professional level in this country. “Will Soccer outgrow rugby league along the East Coast of Australia as a spectator sport?”, no one would argue that currently rugby league does not have a higher supporter and spectator base along the East Coast of Australia than soccer, but for how long? The A-League, although only a 10 team competition at present, has a representation in five states nationally and one team in New Zealand and is growing, and it has been every year for the past eight years since its inception in 2005.

Average crowds to Melbourne Victory’s games last season were 21,953 compared to Melbourne Storm who averaged 12,685. Crowd attendance for the 2012/13 A-League season was 12,700 on average, up 16 per cent from the previous season, still short of rugby league’s average of 16,500 but league has not seen any real growth since 2005 (ironically). Sydney FC crowds were up 30 per cent and the A-League’s television audience was also up 26 per cent on the previous years, and with Friday night games to be televised live on SBS from this season, this will grow further. We have the foundation to grow, with over 700,000 registered players and half of those being kids at grassroots and youth level – the development of our future players is great. Qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, Manchester United and Liverpool FC, Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono, we are attracting the attention of the world’s elite players in this game. The atmosphere, the passion, the singing, the chanting, the emotion, the excitement, the noise, the pride in one’s club and living the experience of this beautiful game is why more and more fans, not just spectators are being attached to this game.

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One thing I will credit soccer on is that it’s a truly national game, with teams represented in every state including New Zealand. Th is is the path I hope the NRL go down in the next decade. But even despite being exposed Australia-wide, it still struggles to bring in the big money and TV ratings. Last November free-to-air network SBS did a fouryear deal with the A-League for $160 million. Interestingly three months before that in August the NRL did a five-year broadcasting deal with Nine and Fox Sports worth more than $1.1 billion – that’s power. But perhaps the stat that sums up my case the most is this: Th is year’s live A-League Grand Final involving Western Sydney and Central Coast attracted just 297,000 viewers on Fox Australia-wide. Broadcasting at the same time in only NSW and Queensland was a delayed free-to-air telecast of rugby league’s City v Country Origin. It attracted 323,000 viewers.

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AROUND THE GROUNDS Canoeing: Leonay’s Jessica Fox has won back-to-back gold after finishing fi rst in the C1 event at the third ICF World Cup in Spain. In the K1 fi nal Fox fi nished a disappointing 10th after three gate touches resulted in six seconds of penalties, ending Fox’s chance of another medal. “I was happy to win the C1 of course and I was pleased with my semi-fin al today which would have been fast enough for a medal,” Fox said after the race. “Unfortunately in the fi nal I made an early mistake and then got caught up on pole eight losing a lot of time, and it was an uphill struggle after that.” Next stop for Fox will be Liptovsky Mikulas in Slovakia where she will join the U23 and Junior teams for the ICF U23 and Junior World Championships from July 17-21. Basketball: The Penrith Panthers Men’s Waratah Championship League side returned to the winner’s column after beating the Bankstown Bruins 69-63. Ben Ellsworth was the best for the Panthers with 22 points and 10 boards. Meanwhile, the Women’s WCL side lost their round 15 clash to the Bruins 65-51. Kallie Hovatter was Penrith’s leading scorer with 10 points and four assists. AFL: The Penrith Rams division one AFL side have continued their

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Tennis: South Penrith tennis star Jay Andrijic and his doubles partner Brad Mousley were eliminated from the boys’ doubles event at Wimbledon after two rounds. Earlier this year the pair won the Australian Open boys doubles title and showed great form leading up to the tournament. Ice Hockey: The Penrith Phantoms have fi nally won their second game in what has been a tough season. After a draw last week against the Bucs, the Phantoms fi nally got the edge defeating the Canterbury Eagles 4-3. “It was our best passing game of the season,” Phantoms captain George Kozumplik said. “All four goals were as a result of good heaps up team play. Along with last week’s 3-3 draw, the win gives us a much-needed confidence boost.” Th is Monday the Phantoms will be looking for two straight wins when they meet the Bucs at Penrith Ice Palace.

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