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“I’m bewildered,” he said.

As the general manager of Graham Barclays Oysters,one of the biggest producers of Sydney Rock Oysters in the country, Mr Ellery had beenroused from sleep at around 11.30pm on Monday nightto arrive at a scene by Wallis Lakewhere flames leapt100 feethigh in the air.

“I was pretty worried as I drove down Macintosh Street and could see the glow. But when I got here I could see the firies had it contained and it was under control,” he said, with a nod of relief towards the tarring shed which remained untouched.

“If it had got over there things might have been different.”

Fire and Rescue NSW’s Forster captain Paul Langley saidthe first call came in around 11pm for what was thought to have been an apartment on fire.

“Then it was a grass fire, then it turned out to be the oyster lot at Barclays.”

Capt Langley estimated the fire had been going for some time by the time they arrived on the scene.

Video by Ethan CameronPost by Video by Ethan Cameron.

Barclays Oysters Richard Ellery considers the immense cleanup and replacement costs the fire last night has incurred.

Manning Great Lakes Command Inspector Tony Powers said police are treating the fire,which took place on publicly accessible land, as suspicious.

“There doesn’t appear to be an external thing that could have ignited it. The forensic group has been, detectives are following up, if anyone knows anything please come forward,” InspectorPowers urged.

Mr Ellery said that the business had faced worst challenges, such as the hepatitis A contamination in the late 1990s, but termed last night’s fire as a massive imposition.

“It’s certainly going to make things difficult.”

Great Lakes Advocate

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Barclays Oysters’ Richard Ellery considers the immense cleanup and replacement costs incurred by the fire on Monday night.The smell of acrid smoke still hung in the air as an exhausted Richard Ellery approached the burnt out husks of trays, baskets and sticks several hours after fire destroyed a substantial portionof their infrastructure.
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“I’m bewildered,” he said.

As the general manager of Graham Barclays Oysters,one of the biggest producers of Sydney Rock Oysters in the country, Mr Ellery had beenroused from sleep at around 11.30pm on Monday nightto arrive at a scene by Wallis Lakewhere flames leapt100 feethigh in the air.

“I was pretty worried as I drove down Macintosh Street and could see the glow. But when I got here I could see the firies had it contained and it was under control,” he said, with a nod of relief towards the tarring shed which remained untouched.

“If it had got over there things might have been different.”

Fire and Rescue NSW’s Forster captain Paul Langley saidthe first call came in around 11pm for what was thought to have been an apartment on fire.

“Then it was a grass fire, then it turned out to be the oyster lot at Barclays.”

Capt Langley estimated the fire had been going for some time by the time they arrived on the scene.

Video by Ethan CameronPost by Video by Ethan Cameron.

Barclays Oysters Richard Ellery considers the immense cleanup and replacement costs the fire last night has incurred.

Manning Great Lakes Command Inspector Tony Powers said police are treating the fire,which took place on publicly accessible land, as suspicious.

“There doesn’t appear to be an external thing that could have ignited it. The forensic group has been, detectives are following up, if anyone knows anything please come forward,” InspectorPowers urged.

Mr Ellery said that the business had faced worst challenges, such as the hepatitis A contamination in the late 1990s, but termed last night’s fire as a massive imposition.

“It’s certainly going to make things difficult.”

Great Lakes Advocate

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Alex Lloyd is going back to basics on his upcoming acoustic album - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/alex-lloyd-is-going-back-to-basics-on-his-upcoming-acoustic-album/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:41:36 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/alex-lloyd-is-going-back-to-basics-on-his-upcoming-acoustic-album/ 南京夜网

IT has been 17 years since Alex Lloyd released Black The Sun, a moody and atmospheric album that was in many ways ahead of its time.

It was brilliant in its brooding simplicity: gravelly vocals against a drumbeat and swirling keyboard effects. The lyrics dark and contemplative. It is no coincidence Lloyd is a fan of Massive Attack, particularly the album Mezzanine, released just a year prior to his debut.

“Black The Sun was very specific in time and place for me, and it still is,” he tells Weekender.

“It’s probably more current now than it was then. Itfits right in with everything that is going on at the moment.”

It’s the school holidays and Lloyd is chilling at home with his children. Each day, he says, he and his five-year-old son have been reaching a new level on X-box gameLego Batman.

Lloyd sounds content. Relaxed.

His new album Acoustica, to be released in August, is a retrospective of sorts. Lloyd is stripping back some of his most popular songs and reinterpreting them acoustically. Then it’s time to hit the road on a 20-date national tour.

Playing acoustically fits Lloyd like a well-worn shoe.

“Pretty much all my songswere written on an acoustic guitarwith just a drumbeat going on in the background,” he explains.

“Maybe a couple of songs on Black The Sun would be a bit difficult to play acoustically,but it could still be done.

“I’ve been doing a lot of acoustic solo tours recently but this one is different – I’ll have an entourage with me because I really want to have the double bass on stage.I might even change the line-up every few days, to keep things fresh and add to the camaraderie.”

Lloyd has branched out into writing songs for other artists and recently travelled to Nashville for that purpose.

“I think if you want to exist in the music industry these days you’ve got to do more than just one thing, so I’ve started songwriting for otherpeople and that was set up by APRA and an American organisation – to get Australian and American writers in the same room,” he explains.

“I’d never been to Nashville but I’d watched the first season of Nashville which I thought was great [laughs].

“It got a bit Dallas by the end of it but the soundtrack was amazing. The city is all about music. We went out one evening and I met songwriter after songwriter and it was the most amazing place to be if you’re a musician.

“It was incredibly inspiring.”

He enjoysworking with other artists –especiallyyounger artists.

“They have something to say and I’ve kind of said everything I want to say.

“When I’m working with younger artists to help them create their music I feel I can do that on a production level, but also do it on a written level as well, like helping with some poetry.

“They have something to say so all I’m doing is trying to help them join the dots.

“There’s a new language, a new way of communicating, and you have tokeep yourself fresh –have your finger on the pulse, so to speak.”

The 41-year-old admits his musical tastes have changed over the years but can’t help but think a lot of what is played on radio these days lacks substance.

“A lot of stuff I hear on top 40 radio now is just noises –there’s no song,” he says.

“And look, I like noises in songs, and interesting production, but I do want a song at the end of the day that makes me feel somethingand that I can connect with.

“There are some people that really pushthe boundaries still.

“For example,I really like Jarryd James. I caught up with him randomly atthe Crown Hotel in Sydney the other day and we swapped numbers so hopefully one day we can collaborate on something.”

Alex Lloyd brings his Acoustica tour to Lizotte’s Newcastle on October 15.]]>
AMAZING: Alex Lloyd releases his album Acoustica next month. The final gig of his upcoming national tour will be at Lizotte’s Newcastle on October 15.
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IT has been 17 years since Alex Lloyd released Black The Sun, a moody and atmospheric album that was in many ways ahead of its time.

It was brilliant in its brooding simplicity: gravelly vocals against a drumbeat and swirling keyboard effects. The lyrics dark and contemplative. It is no coincidence Lloyd is a fan of Massive Attack, particularly the album Mezzanine, released just a year prior to his debut.

“Black The Sun was very specific in time and place for me, and it still is,” he tells Weekender.

“It’s probably more current now than it was then. Itfits right in with everything that is going on at the moment.”

It’s the school holidays and Lloyd is chilling at home with his children. Each day, he says, he and his five-year-old son have been reaching a new level on X-box gameLego Batman.

Lloyd sounds content. Relaxed.

His new album Acoustica, to be released in August, is a retrospective of sorts. Lloyd is stripping back some of his most popular songs and reinterpreting them acoustically. Then it’s time to hit the road on a 20-date national tour.

Playing acoustically fits Lloyd like a well-worn shoe.

“Pretty much all my songswere written on an acoustic guitarwith just a drumbeat going on in the background,” he explains.

“Maybe a couple of songs on Black The Sun would be a bit difficult to play acoustically,but it could still be done.

“I’ve been doing a lot of acoustic solo tours recently but this one is different – I’ll have an entourage with me because I really want to have the double bass on stage.I might even change the line-up every few days, to keep things fresh and add to the camaraderie.”

Lloyd has branched out into writing songs for other artists and recently travelled to Nashville for that purpose.

“I think if you want to exist in the music industry these days you’ve got to do more than just one thing, so I’ve started songwriting for otherpeople and that was set up by APRA and an American organisation – to get Australian and American writers in the same room,” he explains.

“I’d never been to Nashville but I’d watched the first season of Nashville which I thought was great [laughs].

“It got a bit Dallas by the end of it but the soundtrack was amazing. The city is all about music. We went out one evening and I met songwriter after songwriter and it was the most amazing place to be if you’re a musician.

“It was incredibly inspiring.”

He enjoysworking with other artists –especiallyyounger artists.

“They have something to say and I’ve kind of said everything I want to say.

“When I’m working with younger artists to help them create their music I feel I can do that on a production level, but also do it on a written level as well, like helping with some poetry.

“They have something to say so all I’m doing is trying to help them join the dots.

“There’s a new language, a new way of communicating, and you have tokeep yourself fresh –have your finger on the pulse, so to speak.”

The 41-year-old admits his musical tastes have changed over the years but can’t help but think a lot of what is played on radio these days lacks substance.

“A lot of stuff I hear on top 40 radio now is just noises –there’s no song,” he says.

“And look, I like noises in songs, and interesting production, but I do want a song at the end of the day that makes me feel somethingand that I can connect with.

“There are some people that really pushthe boundaries still.

“For example,I really like Jarryd James. I caught up with him randomly atthe Crown Hotel in Sydney the other day and we swapped numbers so hopefully one day we can collaborate on something.”

Alex Lloyd brings his Acoustica tour to Lizotte’s Newcastle on October 15.

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Teddy Bears HospitalForeshore Park, 10.30am to 3pm.The University of Newcastle Medical Society’s Teddy Bears Hospital is a free event where parents and children can bring their teddy bears or other soft toys for a medical check-up. The event aimsto alleviate childhood anxieties in medical environments. Children can be their own mini Teddy Doctor after learning about vital signs, first aid and vaccinations. There will be a bake sale running with proceeds going to Fair Go For Kids, a charity that supports children in the Newcastle and Hunter area who are disadvantaged or living with a disability.

Winery Running Festival Saturday and Sunday, 7am to noon.Distances include ultra marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10 kilometres, five kilometres and two kilometres for kids. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area. There will be alocal produce expo and family entertainment on offer.Mecure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.

A Winter Christmas at Maitland Gaol 6pm to 9.30pm. Start the night with a hearty two-course dinner at Blackbird Artisan Bakery to get you in the festive spirit, before unlocking the gates of the gaol to enjoy a guided tour.You’ll hear stories of what it was really like living behind the towering sandstone walls before finishing the night in the gaol’s chapel with a delicious hot dessert and warm mulled wine. $75 per person, bookings essential.

Collaborative CuisineNewcastle Art Gallery, 6pm to 8pm. Reconsider your preconceptions of Aboriginal art and Australian native foods andlet your culinary concepts be challenged as you move through the gallery on a journey that is both visually and literally nourishing. Cost: $70 per person; Cost with wine: $85 per person.

Friends of Maitland City Library Book Sale Maitland City Library, 9am to 2pm.Each year the library sorts through its collections, removes redundant stock and offers it at bargain prices.Prices range from $1 to$2, or buyers can bring a bag and fill it for $10.

Tomago By Torchlight Tomago House, 7pm to 10pm.The evening begins with a walk to the chapel and historical stories.A light supper will be provided and there will be lots of time to explore and conduct paranormal investigations.

Newcastle Jockey Club Whitebridge Birralee Long Day Care has hosted this annual winter race day since 1999.Racing starts at 11.50am; the last race is at 4.24pm.Chevals Restaurant will serve a three-course winter menu and TheBroadmeadow Barwill offer live music from 2pm.

Beginners Learn to Knit WorkshopMaitland Regional Art Gallery, 10am to noon.An informative and engaging workshop where you’ll learn the essential techniques to start knitting confidently. Cost $85 per person.

Christmas Lights Display Saturday and Sunday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.Mojo Homes,12 Harvest Boulevard, Chisholm.Face painting by Santa’s helpers and free coffee or hot chocolate for the first 50 visitors.

Together We Rise Carrington Bowling Club, noon onwards. In honour of the victims of the Orlando shootings. Lawn bowls, sausage sizzle, live performances, a disco and more.

Christmas In July Hope Estate6pm onwards in the Great Cask Hall. Three-course matched wine dinner. Members $59; non-members $69,bookings essential.

SUNDAYPort Stephens Wedding Expo Soldiers Point Bowling Club, 11am to 2pm.Talk to wedding industry professionals about how they can turn your dream wedding into reality.

Puno Workshop Maitland Regional Art Gallery, noon to 2pm.Hear stories from Central Australia and get hands on with sand designs, carving and wood burning using traditional tools by the campfire in the gallery gardens.Limited to 20 participants, register on day.

Celebrating 25 Years With Karl StockhausenMuse Restaurant, 12.30pm onwards.Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Karl Stockhausen Signature Series and pay homage to the contribution Karl has made to the Australian wine industry.Guests will enjoy a showcase of wines from theKarl Stockhausen range and a four-course meal created by chef Troy Rhoades-Brown. Cost $150 per person.

The Folk In Broke Busing Competition is on Sunday. Fletcher Pilon was the joint winner of last year's event, with Georgina Grimshaw.

Folk In BrokeThe annual Folk in Broke busking competition is at Broke Hall from 11am to 6pm.Bring your own picnic and beverages; enjoy market stalls and great music. Also,Art in the Vineyardat Nightingale Wines willfeature a high tea, art demonstrations and live music.

SAVE THE DATEThe NewcastleUniversity Choir present Anzacs – A Generation Lost In Legendat 2pm on Sunday, August 14 in the Great Hall at the University of Newcastle.This is a new work by eminent New Zealand composer Janet Jennings who has set to musicpoems by New Zealand war poets, giving voice to the ANZAC soldiers who served during WorldWar I.The performance will also feature prominent Newcastle soloists Kathryn Dreis,Paul Morris and Alex Sefton, Lakeside Brassand conductor Dr Christopher Allan.

MARKETSSwansea MarketsSaturday, 7.30am to 1pm atQuinn Park, Galgabba Street, Swansea. All proceeds to East Lake Macquarie Historical Society.

Handmade In The Hunter MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm atKevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.

Hunter Wine Country MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, at De Bortoli Wines,532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.

Clocktower MarketsSaturday, 8am to 2pm, at James Street Plaza, Hamilton.

Hunter Street MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.

The Puggles Baby & Kids Market Sunday, 9am to noon at PCYC Broadmeadow. Live music, free face painting, yummy treats, goodie bags to the first 70 attendees and a visit from Peppa Pig. Entry costs $2 for adults, children free.

Olive Tree Winter Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.Showcasing the region’s most talented contemporary artisans, designers and gourmet food producers.

The Early Childhood Resources Market Sunday, 9am to 4pm at Club Macquarie, Argenton.An opportunity for families and childcare professionals to shop for quality resources and services.

Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm at Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.

Adamstown Lions MarketSunday, 8am to noon, at corner of Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.

MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Shots Fired. Sunday, Nick Raschke & Luke Bellows.

Bar 121 Saturday, Oversteer.

Bar Petite Saturday, Brien McVernon.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Brien McVernon Band.

Belmont 16s Saturday, Loko, The Andy Show. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmont Bowling Club Sunday, Cash Up –Johnny Cash Tribute Show.

Belmont Hotel Sunday, Rock Cave.

Belmont SportiesSaturday, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Misbehave.

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Phase III.

The BradfordSaturday, The Australian Creedence Show & Women of Rock. Sunday, The Way.

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, X and Y.

Catho PubSaturday, John Larder.Sunday, Four To The Floor.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, The Adam Eckersley Band, Ghost Road, Dane Fitzsimmons.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Lennie Live.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Wicked.

Cessnock Performing Arts CentreSaturday, Big Guns of Country.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Club Kotara Saturday, Trataka.

Colliery Inn Saturday, Pete & Kate Sneddon.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Marissa.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Saturday, The V Dubs, Firewall.Sunday, Kr Duo.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Sunday, Mick Jones.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Ash Mountain.

Customs House Saturday, Devultra. Sunday, Peta Taylor-Evans.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Melody Feder.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday,Greg Bryce & The Bad Bad Things.

East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Anthony Lee.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Fedz.

Exchange HotelSaturday, Twinsanity Duo.

Family Hotel MaitlandSaturday, Witchery.

Finnegans HotelSaturday, DJ Delicious.

Foghorn Brewhouse Saturday, Jacob & Laura.Sunday, Jessica Cain.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Brindle Pigs.

George Tavern Greenhills Saturday, Dan Runchel Band.

Grand Junction Hotel Sunday,Alby Pool.

Hamilton Station HotelSaturday,The Million,SAY MY NAME,In Motion,Magic Bean Merchants. Sunday, Sons Of Sand.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Codi Kane, Fox Catapult. Sunday, The Levymen.

Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, Bobby C.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Alias.

Iron Horse InnSaturday, Overtone.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Daxton Monaghan.

The Junction HotelSaturday,Mike Horzbac.

The Junction Inn Raymond TerraceSunday, TK.

Kent HotelSaturday, Project XI. Sunday, Catfish Stew.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Joel Fletcher. Sunday, Hot Dog Sunday.

Lake Macquarie TavernSaturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Jackson Halliday.

The LandingSaturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday,Truman Smith Band,Tom Stone & The Soldiers of Fortune.

Lizotte’s Newcastle Saturday,Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival Show.

Lochinvar HotelSaturday, Anyerin.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, Murph. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mark HotelSaturday, Zane Penn.Sunday,Loko.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Phonic. Sunday, Matt Semmens.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Peta Evans-Taylor. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Merewether SurfhouseSunday, Mike Horbacz, Howard Shearman.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Roar Boar. Sunday, Marriah.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Stephen Boyd.

Murray’s BrewerySunday, Nano.

Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Redline.

Neath HotelSaturday, Daley Holliday.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The Big Bang.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Dave Carter.

Steve Edmonds Band plays The Premier Hotel on Sunday.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Nicko.

Parry Street GarageSunday, Kylie Jane.

Pedens At CessnockSaturday, GenX.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Deuce. Sunday, Roxy.

The Pourhouse MaitlandSaturday, Tiali.

Premier HotelSaturday,Slam Tango. Sunday,Steve Edmonds Band.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Banddits. Sunday, Devultra, Peta Evans-Taylor.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Darren Fewins, Eoin Smith. Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Racecourse HotelSaturday, Michael Mills.

Rathmines Bowling ClubSaturday, Barracuda.Sunday,Darren Rolling Keys.

Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Darren Gould.

Royal Crown HotelSaturday, Pete Hibbert.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Frets With Benefits.

Royal Inn WaratahSaturday, Pete Fitz.

Royal Motor Yacht ClubTorontoSunday, SamanthaBroadbent.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Live DJ. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Seven Seas HotelSaturday, Hayden Johns.

Shinnies HotelSunday,Robbie Urquhart.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, The Steves.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Josh Wade.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, The Hurricanes, The Donkey Browns, The Not Nots. Sunday, The Justin Yap Band.

Star Hotel Saturday, Love That Hat. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Anyerin.

Stockton RSLClubSaturday, Solid Gold Rock’n’Roll Party with Dave Cochrane.

Stonebridge Golf ClubSaturday, Maryanne Rex.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Arley Black Duo. Sunday, Shooting Molly.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Back Beat.

Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Hot Fox.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Purple Hearts, Chad Shuttleworth.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Murray Byfield.

Toronto WorkersSaturday, Spank & theMonkey. Sunday, Brooke Harvey.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday,Brenton Williams.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Cruzers.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Beth Gleeson.

Weston Workers ClubSaturday,Deborah Sinclair.

Wests CardiffSaturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Gen-R-8. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, King Shakey Band, The Years. Sunday, Greg Bryce, The Blues Bombers.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Holly Wilson.

MOVIESA Month Of Sundays(PG)An Adelaide real estate agent finds himself invigorated by an unusual friendship with an elderly widower. (Regal)

Batman: The Killing Joke(R)As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

Lights Out is now showing in cinemas.

Central Intelligence(M)After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Finding Dory(G)The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.

Ghostbusters(PG)30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.

Goldstone(M)Indigenous detective JaySwanarrives in the frontier town of Goldstoneon a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple light dutiesinvestigation opens into a web of crime and corruption.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople(PG)Ricky is a defiant city kid who finds himself on the run with his grumpy unclein the wild Kiwibush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences. (Lake Cinema)

Ice Age: Collision Course(G)Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.

Florence Foster Jenkins(PG)Based on the true story of a notoriously talentless singer in 1940s Manhattan, who dreams of playing Carnegie Hall. (Regal)

Lights Out(M)A woman is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out. A feature adaptation of the 2013 short film, Lights Outby David Sandberg.

Love & Friendship(PG)Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica - and herself too, naturally.

Me Before You(PG)A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Meet Me In St Louis(G)The timeless musical starring Judy Garland launched the standardsThe Trolley Song,thetitle track and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. (Regal)

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates(MA)Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.

Money Monster(M)Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. (Regal)

Sing Street(M)A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.

Star Trek Beyond(PG)The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

The BFG(PG)A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.

The Legend of Tarzan(M) Having acclimated to life in London, Tarzan is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

The Meddler(M)After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne). (Regal)

The Student and Mr. Henri(PG)An old man lets a student live in his apartment for free in exchange for ruining his son's marriage. (Event Newcastle)

Wild Open Sky(G)A warm and funny documentary following a children’s choir from auditions toend-of-year concert in outback New South Wales. (Regal, Lake Cinema)

THEATRECinderellaMagic is in the air when the practical title character goes to the king’s ball inMichele L. Vacca’s amusing version of the timeless tale. Maitland Repertory Theatre.Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm (final shows).

Noises OffActors in a second-rate touring company have as many problems offstage as onin Michael Frayn’s witty farcical comedy. Newcastle Theatre Company,Lambton. Wednesday, Friday and Saturdayat 8pm, until July 30, plus 2pm matinees onSaturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.

Rumours of Polar BearsA rag-tag bunch of teenagers struggle for survival in a worldravaged by war, with their leader dreaming of a safe planet filled with polar bears; byJonathan Dorf. Eclectic Productions, at the Newcastle Community Arts Centre Black BoxTheatre, Hamilton. Nightly until Saturdayat 7pm; plus Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Soup!Audience members get an interval cup of soup in this lively show featuring MaureenO’Brien, Bubbles and Squeak, Drench’n’Launders, Manon, Net Nerd Nev, Rose & Briar,Ruby Blue, Shadow Sisters and The Word Meister. The Dungeon, Adamstown UnitingChurch. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm.

The Ghosts of Operas PastGilbert and Sullivan emerge from portraits and help a musicalcompany stage one of their works.Trial by Jury; premiere of musical comedy by Maitland’sPaul Causley. Maitland Musical Society. St John’s Hall at Maitland Pro Cathedral: Fridayand Saturday, at 8pm; Sunday, at 2pm. Also at James Theatre, Dungog, July 30 and 31; andSoldiers Point Bowling Club, August 6 and 7.

The Three Little PigsThe title characters amusingly battle the inept Wolf in this brightchildren’s musical show. Young People’s Theatre, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton.Saturday and Sunday at 2pm until July 24; 2pm Saturday matinee July 30; and 2pm and 7pmSaturday from August 6 to 20.

Who Am IComedian Russell Cheek, directed by another Castanet Club member, StephenAbbott, attempts to find himself on a television quiz show; based on events in Cheek’s life.The Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Nightly from Wednesday to Saturday, July 23, at 8pm.

ARTCessnock Regional Art GalleryIconic Prints From Crown Street Press. Until July 24.

Curve GalleryLand Lines, an exhibition by four femaleartists whose art practices investigate visually the inherent links to family, heritage, land and architecture. Until July 30.

Art Systems WickhamThe Gentle Light of Day, by Nicola Bolton. Until July 24.

Newcastle Art SpaceEveryday Observations + Twists and Turns;Field Notes. Until July 24.

Finite Gallery Caves BeachVerdure: Still Life From The Garden. Until July 31.

The University GalleryShade: Artists of the Desert. Until August 6.

The Lock-UpIt’s Timely Too. Discussions on social and cultural change in the era of Whitlam and beyond.Until August 7.

Newcastle Art GalleryBlack White & Restive. Until August 7.

Maitland Regional Art GalleryMytho-Poetic: Print & Assemblage Works by Glen Skien; Form by Ruth Feeney. Until August 28.

Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryWatching Clouds Pass The Moon; Your Collection: Presence and Absence. Until July 31.

WINNERThe winner of the Aladdin tickets, plus a night’s accommodation in Sydney and a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience is J.Winslade, of Highfields.

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Help at hand: Teddy Bears Hospital Foreshore Park, 10.30am to 3pm, Saturday.SATURDAYHunter Record Fair The Edwards, 148 Parry Street, Newcastle West, 10am to 5pm. Free entry. Stallholders from around the country will be offering a massive range of new and second-hand vinylrecordsand CDs.Thousands ofrecordsacross all genres of music will be available, including: country, rock, soul, metal, punk, pop, hip-hop, jazz, blues, reggae, rockabilly, folk, R’n’B, ska, alternative, house, hardcore punk, electro, indie, new wave andmore.
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Teddy Bears HospitalForeshore Park, 10.30am to 3pm.The University of Newcastle Medical Society’s Teddy Bears Hospital is a free event where parents and children can bring their teddy bears or other soft toys for a medical check-up. The event aimsto alleviate childhood anxieties in medical environments. Children can be their own mini Teddy Doctor after learning about vital signs, first aid and vaccinations. There will be a bake sale running with proceeds going to Fair Go For Kids, a charity that supports children in the Newcastle and Hunter area who are disadvantaged or living with a disability.

Winery Running Festival Saturday and Sunday, 7am to noon.Distances include ultra marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10 kilometres, five kilometres and two kilometres for kids. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area. There will be alocal produce expo and family entertainment on offer.Mecure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.

A Winter Christmas at Maitland Gaol 6pm to 9.30pm. Start the night with a hearty two-course dinner at Blackbird Artisan Bakery to get you in the festive spirit, before unlocking the gates of the gaol to enjoy a guided tour.You’ll hear stories of what it was really like living behind the towering sandstone walls before finishing the night in the gaol’s chapel with a delicious hot dessert and warm mulled wine. $75 per person, bookings essential.

Collaborative CuisineNewcastle Art Gallery, 6pm to 8pm. Reconsider your preconceptions of Aboriginal art and Australian native foods andlet your culinary concepts be challenged as you move through the gallery on a journey that is both visually and literally nourishing. Cost: $70 per person; Cost with wine: $85 per person.

Friends of Maitland City Library Book Sale Maitland City Library, 9am to 2pm.Each year the library sorts through its collections, removes redundant stock and offers it at bargain prices.Prices range from $1 to$2, or buyers can bring a bag and fill it for $10.

Tomago By Torchlight Tomago House, 7pm to 10pm.The evening begins with a walk to the chapel and historical stories.A light supper will be provided and there will be lots of time to explore and conduct paranormal investigations.

Newcastle Jockey Club Whitebridge Birralee Long Day Care has hosted this annual winter race day since 1999.Racing starts at 11.50am; the last race is at 4.24pm.Chevals Restaurant will serve a three-course winter menu and TheBroadmeadow Barwill offer live music from 2pm.

Beginners Learn to Knit WorkshopMaitland Regional Art Gallery, 10am to noon.An informative and engaging workshop where you’ll learn the essential techniques to start knitting confidently. Cost $85 per person.

Christmas Lights Display Saturday and Sunday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.Mojo Homes,12 Harvest Boulevard, Chisholm.Face painting by Santa’s helpers and free coffee or hot chocolate for the first 50 visitors.

Together We Rise Carrington Bowling Club, noon onwards. In honour of the victims of the Orlando shootings. Lawn bowls, sausage sizzle, live performances, a disco and more.

Christmas In July Hope Estate6pm onwards in the Great Cask Hall. Three-course matched wine dinner. Members $59; non-members $69,bookings essential.

SUNDAYPort Stephens Wedding Expo Soldiers Point Bowling Club, 11am to 2pm.Talk to wedding industry professionals about how they can turn your dream wedding into reality.

Puno Workshop Maitland Regional Art Gallery, noon to 2pm.Hear stories from Central Australia and get hands on with sand designs, carving and wood burning using traditional tools by the campfire in the gallery gardens.Limited to 20 participants, register on day.

Celebrating 25 Years With Karl StockhausenMuse Restaurant, 12.30pm onwards.Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Karl Stockhausen Signature Series and pay homage to the contribution Karl has made to the Australian wine industry.Guests will enjoy a showcase of wines from theKarl Stockhausen range and a four-course meal created by chef Troy Rhoades-Brown. Cost $150 per person.

The Folk In Broke Busing Competition is on Sunday. Fletcher Pilon was the joint winner of last year’s event, with Georgina Grimshaw.

Folk In BrokeThe annual Folk in Broke busking competition is at Broke Hall from 11am to 6pm.Bring your own picnic and beverages; enjoy market stalls and great music. Also,Art in the Vineyardat Nightingale Wines willfeature a high tea, art demonstrations and live music.

SAVE THE DATEThe NewcastleUniversity Choir present Anzacs – A Generation Lost In Legendat 2pm on Sunday, August 14 in the Great Hall at the University of Newcastle.This is a new work by eminent New Zealand composer Janet Jennings who has set to musicpoems by New Zealand war poets, giving voice to the ANZAC soldiers who served during WorldWar I.The performance will also feature prominent Newcastle soloists Kathryn Dreis,Paul Morris and Alex Sefton, Lakeside Brassand conductor Dr Christopher Allan.

MARKETSSwansea MarketsSaturday, 7.30am to 1pm atQuinn Park, Galgabba Street, Swansea. All proceeds to East Lake Macquarie Historical Society.

Handmade In The Hunter MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm atKevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.

Hunter Wine Country MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, at De Bortoli Wines,532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.

Clocktower MarketsSaturday, 8am to 2pm, at James Street Plaza, Hamilton.

Hunter Street MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.

The Puggles Baby & Kids Market Sunday, 9am to noon at PCYC Broadmeadow. Live music, free face painting, yummy treats, goodie bags to the first 70 attendees and a visit from Peppa Pig. Entry costs $2 for adults, children free.

Olive Tree Winter Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.Showcasing the region’s most talented contemporary artisans, designers and gourmet food producers.

The Early Childhood Resources Market Sunday, 9am to 4pm at Club Macquarie, Argenton.An opportunity for families and childcare professionals to shop for quality resources and services.

Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm at Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.

Adamstown Lions MarketSunday, 8am to noon, at corner of Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.

MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Shots Fired. Sunday, Nick Raschke & Luke Bellows.

Bar 121 Saturday, Oversteer.

Bar Petite Saturday, Brien McVernon.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Brien McVernon Band.

Belmont 16s Saturday, Loko, The Andy Show. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmont Bowling Club Sunday, Cash Up –Johnny Cash Tribute Show.

Belmont Hotel Sunday, Rock Cave.

Belmont SportiesSaturday, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Misbehave.

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Phase III.

The BradfordSaturday, The Australian Creedence Show & Women of Rock. Sunday, The Way.

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, X and Y.

Catho PubSaturday, John Larder.Sunday, Four To The Floor.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, The Adam Eckersley Band, Ghost Road, Dane Fitzsimmons.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Lennie Live.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Wicked.

Cessnock Performing Arts CentreSaturday, Big Guns of Country.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Club Kotara Saturday, Trataka.

Colliery Inn Saturday, Pete & Kate Sneddon.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Marissa.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Saturday, The V Dubs, Firewall.Sunday, Kr Duo.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Sunday, Mick Jones.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Ash Mountain.

Customs House Saturday, Devultra. Sunday, Peta Taylor-Evans.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Melody Feder.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday,Greg Bryce & The Bad Bad Things.

East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Anthony Lee.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Fedz.

Exchange HotelSaturday, Twinsanity Duo.

Family Hotel MaitlandSaturday, Witchery.

Finnegans HotelSaturday, DJ Delicious.

Foghorn Brewhouse Saturday, Jacob & Laura.Sunday, Jessica Cain.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Brindle Pigs.

George Tavern Greenhills Saturday, Dan Runchel Band.

Grand Junction Hotel Sunday,Alby Pool.

Hamilton Station HotelSaturday,The Million,SAY MY NAME,In Motion,Magic Bean Merchants. Sunday, Sons Of Sand.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Codi Kane, Fox Catapult. Sunday, The Levymen.

Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, Bobby C.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Alias.

Iron Horse InnSaturday, Overtone.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Daxton Monaghan.

The Junction HotelSaturday,Mike Horzbac.

The Junction Inn Raymond TerraceSunday, TK.

Kent HotelSaturday, Project XI. Sunday, Catfish Stew.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Joel Fletcher. Sunday, Hot Dog Sunday.

Lake Macquarie TavernSaturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Jackson Halliday.

The LandingSaturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday,Truman Smith Band,Tom Stone & The Soldiers of Fortune.

Lizotte’s Newcastle Saturday,Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival Show.

Lochinvar HotelSaturday, Anyerin.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, Murph. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mark HotelSaturday, Zane Penn.Sunday,Loko.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Phonic. Sunday, Matt Semmens.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Peta Evans-Taylor. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Merewether SurfhouseSunday, Mike Horbacz, Howard Shearman.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Roar Boar. Sunday, Marriah.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Stephen Boyd.

Murray’s BrewerySunday, Nano.

Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Redline.

Neath HotelSaturday, Daley Holliday.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The Big Bang.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Dave Carter.

Steve Edmonds Band plays The Premier Hotel on Sunday.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Nicko.

Parry Street GarageSunday, Kylie Jane.

Pedens At CessnockSaturday, GenX.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Deuce. Sunday, Roxy.

The Pourhouse MaitlandSaturday, Tiali.

Premier HotelSaturday,Slam Tango. Sunday,Steve Edmonds Band.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Banddits. Sunday, Devultra, Peta Evans-Taylor.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Darren Fewins, Eoin Smith. Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Racecourse HotelSaturday, Michael Mills.

Rathmines Bowling ClubSaturday, Barracuda.Sunday,Darren Rolling Keys.

Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Darren Gould.

Royal Crown HotelSaturday, Pete Hibbert.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Frets With Benefits.

Royal Inn WaratahSaturday, Pete Fitz.

Royal Motor Yacht ClubTorontoSunday, SamanthaBroadbent.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Live DJ. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Seven Seas HotelSaturday, Hayden Johns.

Shinnies HotelSunday,Robbie Urquhart.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, The Steves.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Josh Wade.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, The Hurricanes, The Donkey Browns, The Not Nots. Sunday, The Justin Yap Band.

Star Hotel Saturday, Love That Hat. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Anyerin.

Stockton RSLClubSaturday, Solid Gold Rock’n’Roll Party with Dave Cochrane.

Stonebridge Golf ClubSaturday, Maryanne Rex.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Arley Black Duo. Sunday, Shooting Molly.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Back Beat.

Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Hot Fox.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Purple Hearts, Chad Shuttleworth.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Murray Byfield.

Toronto WorkersSaturday, Spank & theMonkey. Sunday, Brooke Harvey.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday,Brenton Williams.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Cruzers.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Beth Gleeson.

Weston Workers ClubSaturday,Deborah Sinclair.

Wests CardiffSaturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Gen-R-8. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, King Shakey Band, The Years. Sunday, Greg Bryce, The Blues Bombers.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Holly Wilson.

MOVIESA Month Of Sundays(PG)An Adelaide real estate agent finds himself invigorated by an unusual friendship with an elderly widower. (Regal)

Batman: The Killing Joke(R)As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

Lights Out is now showing in cinemas.

Central Intelligence(M)After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Finding Dory(G)The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.

Ghostbusters(PG)30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.

Goldstone(M)Indigenous detective JaySwanarrives in the frontier town of Goldstoneon a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple light dutiesinvestigation opens into a web of crime and corruption.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople(PG)Ricky is a defiant city kid who finds himself on the run with his grumpy unclein the wild Kiwibush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences. (Lake Cinema)

Ice Age: Collision Course(G)Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.

Florence Foster Jenkins(PG)Based on the true story of a notoriously talentless singer in 1940s Manhattan, who dreams of playing Carnegie Hall. (Regal)

Lights Out(M)A woman is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out. A feature adaptation of the 2013 short film, Lights Outby David Sandberg.

Love & Friendship(PG)Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally.

Me Before You(PG)A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.

Meet Me In St Louis(G)The timeless musical starring Judy Garland launched the standardsThe Trolley Song,thetitle track and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. (Regal)

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates(MA)Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.

Money Monster(M)Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. (Regal)

Sing Street(M)A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.

Star Trek Beyond(PG)The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

The BFG(PG)A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.

The Legend of Tarzan(M) Having acclimated to life in London, Tarzan is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

The Meddler(M)After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne). (Regal)

The Student and Mr. Henri(PG)An old man lets a student live in his apartment for free in exchange for ruining his son’s marriage. (Event Newcastle)

Wild Open Sky(G)A warm and funny documentary following a children’s choir from auditions toend-of-year concert in outback New South Wales. (Regal, Lake Cinema)

THEATRECinderellaMagic is in the air when the practical title character goes to the king’s ball inMichele L. Vacca’s amusing version of the timeless tale. Maitland Repertory Theatre.Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm (final shows).

Noises OffActors in a second-rate touring company have as many problems offstage as onin Michael Frayn’s witty farcical comedy. Newcastle Theatre Company,Lambton. Wednesday, Friday and Saturdayat 8pm, until July 30, plus 2pm matinees onSaturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.

Rumours of Polar BearsA rag-tag bunch of teenagers struggle for survival in a worldravaged by war, with their leader dreaming of a safe planet filled with polar bears; byJonathan Dorf. Eclectic Productions, at the Newcastle Community Arts Centre Black BoxTheatre, Hamilton. Nightly until Saturdayat 7pm; plus Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Soup!Audience members get an interval cup of soup in this lively show featuring MaureenO’Brien, Bubbles and Squeak, Drench’n’Launders, Manon, Net Nerd Nev, Rose & Briar,Ruby Blue, Shadow Sisters and The Word Meister. The Dungeon, Adamstown UnitingChurch. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm.

The Ghosts of Operas PastGilbert and Sullivan emerge from portraits and help a musicalcompany stage one of their works.Trial by Jury; premiere of musical comedy by Maitland’sPaul Causley. Maitland Musical Society. St John’s Hall at Maitland Pro Cathedral: Fridayand Saturday, at 8pm; Sunday, at 2pm. Also at James Theatre, Dungog, July 30 and 31; andSoldiers Point Bowling Club, August 6 and 7.

The Three Little PigsThe title characters amusingly battle the inept Wolf in this brightchildren’s musical show. Young People’s Theatre, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton.Saturday and Sunday at 2pm until July 24; 2pm Saturday matinee July 30; and 2pm and 7pmSaturday from August 6 to 20.

Who Am IComedian Russell Cheek, directed by another Castanet Club member, StephenAbbott, attempts to find himself on a television quiz show; based on events in Cheek’s life.The Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Nightly from Wednesday to Saturday, July 23, at 8pm.

ARTCessnock Regional Art GalleryIconic Prints From Crown Street Press. Until July 24.

Curve GalleryLand Lines, an exhibition by four femaleartists whose art practices investigate visually the inherent links to family, heritage, land and architecture. Until July 30.

Art Systems WickhamThe Gentle Light of Day, by Nicola Bolton. Until July 24.

Newcastle Art SpaceEveryday Observations + Twists and Turns;Field Notes. Until July 24.

Finite Gallery Caves BeachVerdure: Still Life From The Garden. Until July 31.

The University GalleryShade: Artists of the Desert. Until August 6.

The Lock-UpIt’s Timely Too. Discussions on social and cultural change in the era of Whitlam and beyond.Until August 7.

Newcastle Art GalleryBlack White & Restive. Until August 7.

Maitland Regional Art GalleryMytho-Poetic: Print & Assemblage Works by Glen Skien; Form by Ruth Feeney. Until August 28.

Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryWatching Clouds Pass The Moon; Your Collection: Presence and Absence. Until July 31.

WINNERThe winner of the Aladdin tickets, plus a night’s accommodation in Sydney and a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience is J.Winslade, of Highfields.

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Tastings on Hastings puts Port Macquarie on the foodie map - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/tastings-on-hastings-puts-port-macquarie-on-the-foodie-map/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:41:33 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/tastings-on-hastings-puts-port-macquarie-on-the-foodie-map/ 南京夜网

PORT Macquarie’s annual Tastings on Hastings (October 28 to 30)keeps getting bigger –and better.

Now in its 14th year, the festival has a hugely expanded program. Highlights are a Sustainable Table morning at The Lost Plot community gardens, a Beer Masterclass at Latin Loafer, and the Tastings Ignites night-time festival. The main event on the Sunday features more than 120 local foods and beverages, live bands and cooking demonstrations.

This year some freshfoodie events have been announced, including Matt Wilkinson’s dinners at The Stunned Mullet,a pop-up Oyster Barn and a harvest lunch on the Hastings River hosted by Matt Golinski.

Wilkinson is a hatted chef and restaurant owner obsessed with growing, sourcing and presenting the best tasting produce he can find. He will be joined by Nicolas Poelaert, no doubt familiar to Novocastrian diners, and an internationally renowned professional chef who uses ingredients that he has grown or foraged himself.

Golinski is this year’s “producer’s ambassador”.He has a passion for using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, and is well-known for his food columns, blogs, speaking roles and appearances on television showReady Steady Cook.

The Port Macquarie region’sfood and beverage industry is booming. To date there are more than80 producers, six wineries, three boutique breweries and numerous award-winning restaurants and cafes. You can pick your own strawberries, and sample native bush foods, old Russian recipe chocolates and farm-house cheeses.

The region’swineries are proving popular with families, asowners offer morechoices for families.Cassegrain offers new horse-riding trails through the vines.Rose’s Vineyard has apetting farmwith baby animals,and Bago Vineyards has Bago Maze and fun events like acupcake treasure hunt and jazz concerts.

The wineries are scattered around the lush green hinterland and are close to town.

Also on the foodie calendar isThe Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival on September 24, withtastingsfrom50 beer and cider makers, live music, a beer garden and games including the Beer Keg Toss competition, inspired by the long tradition of the Highland Games.

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CHEERS: Diners at one-hatted restaurant The Stunned Mullet in Port Macquarie.
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PORT Macquarie’s annual Tastings on Hastings (October 28 to 30)keeps getting bigger –and better.

Now in its 14th year, the festival has a hugely expanded program. Highlights are a Sustainable Table morning at The Lost Plot community gardens, a Beer Masterclass at Latin Loafer, and the Tastings Ignites night-time festival. The main event on the Sunday features more than 120 local foods and beverages, live bands and cooking demonstrations.

This year some freshfoodie events have been announced, including Matt Wilkinson’s dinners at The Stunned Mullet,a pop-up Oyster Barn and a harvest lunch on the Hastings River hosted by Matt Golinski.

Wilkinson is a hatted chef and restaurant owner obsessed with growing, sourcing and presenting the best tasting produce he can find. He will be joined by Nicolas Poelaert, no doubt familiar to Novocastrian diners, and an internationally renowned professional chef who uses ingredients that he has grown or foraged himself.

Golinski is this year’s “producer’s ambassador”.He has a passion for using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, and is well-known for his food columns, blogs, speaking roles and appearances on television showReady Steady Cook.

The Port Macquarie region’sfood and beverage industry is booming. To date there are more than80 producers, six wineries, three boutique breweries and numerous award-winning restaurants and cafes. You can pick your own strawberries, and sample native bush foods, old Russian recipe chocolates and farm-house cheeses.

The region’swineries are proving popular with families, asowners offer morechoices for families.Cassegrain offers new horse-riding trails through the vines.Rose’s Vineyard has apetting farmwith baby animals,and Bago Vineyards has Bago Maze and fun events like acupcake treasure hunt and jazz concerts.

The wineries are scattered around the lush green hinterland and are close to town.

Also on the foodie calendar isThe Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival on September 24, withtastingsfrom50 beer and cider makers, live music, a beer garden and games including the Beer Keg Toss competition, inspired by the long tradition of the Highland Games.

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Mount Thorley Warkworth mine expansion protesters were charged on Monday - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/mount-thorley-warkworth-mine-expansion-protesters-were-charged-on-monday/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:41:31 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/mount-thorley-warkworth-mine-expansion-protesters-were-charged-on-monday/ 南京夜网

TWO Hunter Indigenous elders were charged by police after protests outside Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mine on Monday.

CHARGED: Pat Hansson and Kevin Taggart were arrested on Monday for not following a police directive to leave a Putty Road protest site.

Wonnarua elders Kevin Taggart and Pat Hansson were arrested and charged with not following a police directive after refusing to leave a protest site where Bulga residents were attempting to stop mine blasting.They have been granted conditional bail to appear in Singleton Local Court in September.

The protests follow the NSW government’s controversial mine approval after a Planning Assessment Commission found the benefits of the mine expansion outweighed the costs. This followed two successful court appeals of earlier mine expansion approvals, after judges found the social and environmental costs of expansion were too great.

Bulga residents have vowed to continue protesting despite police responding to a complaint by the mine, the two arrests, and a process they have slammed as “inherently unjust”.

Mr Taggart was released on bail conditions, including that he not return to the protest site.

He said the environmental impacts of the mine expansion, closure of Wallaby Scrub Road and destruction of Aboriginal heritage sites were “really important to me because they’re devastating”.

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STANDING THEIR GROUND: Bulga residents say their protest will continue, despite the arrest of two protesters on Monday.
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TWO Hunter Indigenous elders were charged by police after protests outside Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mine on Monday.

CHARGED: Pat Hansson and Kevin Taggart were arrested on Monday for not following a police directive to leave a Putty Road protest site.

Wonnarua elders Kevin Taggart and Pat Hansson were arrested and charged with not following a police directive after refusing to leave a protest site where Bulga residents were attempting to stop mine blasting.They have been granted conditional bail to appear in Singleton Local Court in September.

The protests follow the NSW government’s controversial mine approval after a Planning Assessment Commission found the benefits of the mine expansion outweighed the costs. This followed two successful court appeals of earlier mine expansion approvals, after judges found the social and environmental costs of expansion were too great.

Bulga residents have vowed to continue protesting despite police responding to a complaint by the mine, the two arrests, and a process they have slammed as “inherently unjust”.

Mr Taggart was released on bail conditions, including that he not return to the protest site.

He said the environmental impacts of the mine expansion, closure of Wallaby Scrub Road and destruction of Aboriginal heritage sites were “really important to me because they’re devastating”.

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Regional property markets growing faster than Melbourne - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/regional-property-markets-growing-faster-than-melbourne/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:15:36 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/regional-property-markets-growing-faster-than-melbourne/ 南京夜网

Coastal property markets - once considered desirable only as holiday home destinations - are becoming primary real estate targets for buyers, with prices growing faster along the coast than in greater Melbourne, a report released on Monday shows.

House prices in the Mornington Peninsula jumped 8 per cent annually in the March quarter, while Geelong houses prices rose 7.9 per cent, according to Knight Frank's Australian Residential Review. Prices in Greater Melbourne grew at 6.8 per cent over the same period.

Mornington agents say up to 60 per cent of their sales are to buyers coming from the east of the city, from developer-attractive areas such as Glen Waverley and Box Hill, who recognise how much further their money goes along the Peninsula.

"Many of the buyers are coming from areas that have had a strong period of growth," Domain Group chief economist Andrew Wilson said.

"They are cashed up and either downsizing, retiring or looking for that lifestyle."

Shane Pope of Eview Mornington Peninsula said in the last 18 months the majority of his buyers have come from areas such as Wantirna, Mount Waverley and Doncaster.

"One client sold her home next to a freeway in Doncaster and was not only able to buy [a] similar house here on the beachfront, she kept enough money to completely fund her super forever," Mr Pope said.

His most recent vendors, Rob Muir and wife Suzie, have lived in Mornington for 12 years and say, increasingly, their neighbours are Melburnians in search of a sea change lifestyle.

"It's really a magic area," Mr Muir, a property developer, said. "Mornington has been going ahead since we moved here, it goes up more and more every year."

The pair have hosted parties with 120 guests on the balcony of their waterfront home, developed by Mr Muir, and say that lifestyle simply wouldn't be possible to replicate at Melbourne prices.

"If I had the same home in South Yarra, this particular unit would be at least $3.5 million," he said, "without the view."

They are now selling their penthouse from $1.75 million, but say they are unsure if they'll be able to leave the Mornington lifestyle behind.

Andrew Jones, sales manager of Ray White Mornington, said Melbourne buyers often commented on the value for money found on the coast.

"I recently sold a house to buyers looking along the Beaumaris and Parkdale area," he said. "They said for $500,000, the best they could find in those suburbs was a 1970s two-bedroom unit, but they bought a nice house in Mornington for the same price."

Agents in Geelong say it is a similar situation, as prices are pushed up by Melbourne buyers.

"The demand is really coming from outside the city," Michael De Stefano, director of Gartland Real Estate, said.

"That's true of owner occupiers as well as investors. Melbourne investors in particular see the value for money and their dollar is driving is them."

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Property owners in Melbourne’s east are riding a price wave down the Port Phillip Bay coastline; cashing in soaring capital growth and sailing into the Mornington Peninsula and Geelong with money to spare.
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Coastal property markets – once considered desirable only as holiday home destinations – are becoming primary real estate targets for buyers, with prices growing faster along the coast than in greater Melbourne, a report released on Monday shows.

House prices in the Mornington Peninsula jumped 8 per cent annually in the March quarter, while Geelong houses prices rose 7.9 per cent, according to Knight Frank’s Australian Residential Review. Prices in Greater Melbourne grew at 6.8 per cent over the same period.

Mornington agents say up to 60 per cent of their sales are to buyers coming from the east of the city, from developer-attractive areas such as Glen Waverley and Box Hill, who recognise how much further their money goes along the Peninsula.

“Many of the buyers are coming from areas that have had a strong period of growth,” Domain Group chief economist Andrew Wilson said.

“They are cashed up and either downsizing, retiring or looking for that lifestyle.”

Shane Pope of Eview Mornington Peninsula said in the last 18 months the majority of his buyers have come from areas such as Wantirna, Mount Waverley and Doncaster.

“One client sold her home next to a freeway in Doncaster and was not only able to buy [a] similar house here on the beachfront, she kept enough money to completely fund her super forever,” Mr Pope said.

His most recent vendors, Rob Muir and wife Suzie, have lived in Mornington for 12 years and say, increasingly, their neighbours are Melburnians in search of a sea change lifestyle.

“It’s really a magic area,” Mr Muir, a property developer, said. “Mornington has been going ahead since we moved here, it goes up more and more every year.”

The pair have hosted parties with 120 guests on the balcony of their waterfront home, developed by Mr Muir, and say that lifestyle simply wouldn’t be possible to replicate at Melbourne prices.

“If I had the same home in South Yarra, this particular unit would be at least $3.5 million,” he said, “without the view.”

They are now selling their penthouse from $1.75 million, but say they are unsure if they’ll be able to leave the Mornington lifestyle behind.

Andrew Jones, sales manager of Ray White Mornington, said Melbourne buyers often commented on the value for money found on the coast.

“I recently sold a house to buyers looking along the Beaumaris and Parkdale area,” he said. “They said for $500,000, the best they could find in those suburbs was a 1970s two-bedroom unit, but they bought a nice house in Mornington for the same price.”

Agents in Geelong say it is a similar situation, as prices are pushed up by Melbourne buyers.

“The demand is really coming from outside the city,” Michael De Stefano, director of Gartland Real Estate, said.

“That’s true of owner occupiers as well as investors. Melbourne investors in particular see the value for money and their dollar is driving is them.”

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Why do they bypass the Hunter time after time - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/why-do-they-bypass-the-hunter-time-after-time/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:15:34 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/why-do-they-bypass-the-hunter-time-after-time/ 南京夜网

Anything less, (Roads andMaritime Services proposal May 2016) can surely only be for cost reduction on infrastructure with consequences for all aspects of hospital-related movements:emergency, regular treatment, medical services, visiting and so forth.

A‘full interchange’ is essential and the comment that drivers will use the hospital areas internal roads as a short cut should be taken very seriously. RMS go nowhere near alternative path modelling and nowhere near driver choice modelling.

Both councils have also made, at last, a positive contribution to the need for ramp access at the southern interchange (McCaffrey Drive). There is nomention of southbound access off the bypass, to McCaffrey Drive but councils will have been aware of the arguments put forward.

JAM: A full interchange from the Newcastle Inner City Bypass to John Hunter Hospital would provide better access to the hospital. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The modelling appears to be inadequate from many points of view.

Survey start dates and durations were inappropriate, no household or demographic longitudinal surveys have been done,no time budget or activity analysis, no route-choice surveys or alternative path models. These are essential platforms for proper modelling. The closest theRMS comes to a study of behaviour is to use a UK microsimulation model that films, among other small space movements, in-lane and cross-line driver behaviour, stopping distances, ‘evidence’ of lane swapping and so forth.

This is not indicative of travel choice behaviour: it is indicative of travel frustration.

The northern interchange atJesmondhas been presented in the modelas a traffic controlled interchange of bewildering confusion. The roundabout has been removed. There is no attempt at a synchronised, signalised roundabout with flyover, which would be easily accommodated given the substantial scale of the area. Traffic lights have considerable time and fuel costs compared with roundabouts and are less toxic, especially to diesel toxins.

It is also surprising that the university, a hub for as many as 15-20,000 people, has had no public comment to make on the design and purpose of the bypass as it might service such a crucial node. It seems from RMS modellingthat only 80 or 90 vehicles are going to turn onto the bypass at the southern interchange.What proportion of these will be university bound?

Overall it seems pretty clear that Newcastle is being short-changed.

As Rob Brook has so clearly put it (Herald, 13/7), “We’ve got a state government with a $3 billion surplus but in Newcastle – far enough away from Macquarie Street – they are planning to put in a road network that professional officers from two councils and local residents are all saying is an inherently dangerous design.”

As far back as 1973-74,Newcastle City Council approved a route at the very western extremity of Blackbutt for the bypass. That Newcastle City Council decision was overruled by Canberra.

Forty years later we are paying the price. Since that time we have had congestion, pollution, deterioration of travel times, the accumulation of toxins and their wind blown distribution into Blackbutt to the detriment of flora and fauna.

DrDon Parkes was a member of staff at the University of Newcastle between 1966 and 1994.]]>
The recent article in the Newcastle Heraldby Amy de Lore reports that Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Councils have at last made a positive and very important contribution to the need for a ‘full interchange’ on the bypass near the John Hunter Hospital (13/7).
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Anything less, (Roads andMaritime Services proposal May 2016) can surely only be for cost reduction on infrastructure with consequences for all aspects of hospital-related movements:emergency, regular treatment, medical services, visiting and so forth.

A‘full interchange’ is essential and the comment that drivers will use the hospital areas internal roads as a short cut should be taken very seriously. RMS go nowhere near alternative path modelling and nowhere near driver choice modelling.

Both councils have also made, at last, a positive contribution to the need for ramp access at the southern interchange (McCaffrey Drive). There is nomention of southbound access off the bypass, to McCaffrey Drive but councils will have been aware of the arguments put forward.

JAM: A full interchange from the Newcastle Inner City Bypass to John Hunter Hospital would provide better access to the hospital. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The modelling appears to be inadequate from many points of view.

Survey start dates and durations were inappropriate, no household or demographic longitudinal surveys have been done,no time budget or activity analysis, no route-choice surveys or alternative path models. These are essential platforms for proper modelling. The closest theRMS comes to a study of behaviour is to use a UK microsimulation model that films, among other small space movements, in-lane and cross-line driver behaviour, stopping distances, ‘evidence’ of lane swapping and so forth.

This is not indicative of travel choice behaviour: it is indicative of travel frustration.

The northern interchange atJesmondhas been presented in the modelas a traffic controlled interchange of bewildering confusion. The roundabout has been removed. There is no attempt at a synchronised, signalised roundabout with flyover, which would be easily accommodated given the substantial scale of the area. Traffic lights have considerable time and fuel costs compared with roundabouts and are less toxic, especially to diesel toxins.

It is also surprising that the university, a hub for as many as 15-20,000 people, has had no public comment to make on the design and purpose of the bypass as it might service such a crucial node. It seems from RMS modellingthat only 80 or 90 vehicles are going to turn onto the bypass at the southern interchange.What proportion of these will be university bound?

Overall it seems pretty clear that Newcastle is being short-changed.

As Rob Brook has so clearly put it (Herald, 13/7), “We’ve got a state government with a $3 billion surplus but in Newcastle – far enough away from Macquarie Street – they are planning to put in a road network that professional officers from two councils and local residents are all saying is an inherently dangerous design.”

As far back as 1973-74,Newcastle City Council approved a route at the very western extremity of Blackbutt for the bypass. That Newcastle City Council decision was overruled by Canberra.

Forty years later we are paying the price. Since that time we have had congestion, pollution, deterioration of travel times, the accumulation of toxins and their wind blown distribution into Blackbutt to the detriment of flora and fauna.

DrDon Parkes was a member of staff at the University of Newcastle between 1966 and 1994.

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Short Takes: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/short-takes-wednesday-july-20-2016/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:15:33 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/short-takes-wednesday-july-20-2016/ 南京夜网

Sherrie Heaton Lindus,Warners BayTHEpicture (Letters, 15/7)showing us the “comfort” of a “home” for greyhounds, which is a bunch of wire cages, says much about the reality of these “much loved dogs”. Imagine your whole life being spent between a cage and being forced to run around a track simply so people can make money from you.

Tess Winter,CarringtonHOORAY, immediate policy success and implementation. The government have immediately found Jobs (for the boys) with the largest front bench (mostly apprentices) for almost half a century, resulting in Growth in the budget deficit of tens of millions in salaries and benefits for additional ministers, their entourages, and overheads. What additional cuts will be required to pay for this?

Wally Reynolds,Perth, TasOBVIOUSLY, June Porter (Letters, 19/7), I am not to be included with the label “most Australians”as evidenced by my comments to your letters of 6/7 and 15/7. I can most certainly live with that.I would, however, be greatly interested in the source(s) of your assertion(s).

Maree Raftos,NewcastleMR Crakanthorp rightly points out the seemingly never-ending fencing saga on these two sites (‘MP wants fences on iconic sites removed’,Herald, 19/7). Comparisons to Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee are a snapshot of what it's like to try and get things done in Newcastle if you live outside the suburbs of Merewether, Bar Beach and Cooks Hill. Try getting something done if you live in Broadmeadow, Waratah or Jesmond.

Mark Bowen,BroadmeadowIN the past two years I've observed how people with serious afflictions, even life-threatening illnesses, who are over 55 are being rejected for a pension. It alarms me that our current Human Services system no longer differentiates between a genuine case and a fraud. It's a pitiful system that's adding even more trauma to those genuinely unable to meet the Centrelink demands and a dilemma most politicians would never experience. Please, do some revaluation.

Sandy Black,CessnockTHE POLLSSHOULD the sandstone walls found in the former Newcastle rail corridor be retained?

Yes 80%,No 20%DO you think King Edward Park and Bogey Hole have been fenced off for too long?

Yes 88%,No 12%DO you think Hunter Street businesses will suffer under the government's light rail plans?

Yes 61%,No 39%MESSAGEBOARDON Wednesday, July 20, the Belmont View Club will meet from10.30am at Central Charlestown Leagues Club.All members and visitors interested in joining welcome.For information phone Diane:4951 1524.

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IN reply toSteve Weatherstone (Short Takes, 18/7) was it ANZ, like Warners Bay?
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Sherrie Heaton Lindus,Warners BayTHEpicture (Letters, 15/7)showing us the “comfort” of a “home” for greyhounds, which is a bunch of wire cages, says much about the reality of these “much loved dogs”. Imagine your whole life being spent between a cage and being forced to run around a track simply so people can make money from you.

Tess Winter,CarringtonHOORAY, immediate policy success and implementation. The government have immediately found Jobs (for the boys) with the largest front bench (mostly apprentices) for almost half a century, resulting in Growth in the budget deficit of tens of millions in salaries and benefits for additional ministers, their entourages, and overheads. What additional cuts will be required to pay for this?

Wally Reynolds,Perth, TasOBVIOUSLY, June Porter (Letters, 19/7), I am not to be included with the label “most Australians”as evidenced by my comments to your letters of 6/7 and 15/7. I can most certainly live with that.I would, however, be greatly interested in the source(s) of your assertion(s).

Maree Raftos,NewcastleMR Crakanthorp rightly points out the seemingly never-ending fencing saga on these two sites (‘MP wants fences on iconic sites removed’,Herald, 19/7). Comparisons to Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee are a snapshot of what it’s like to try and get things done in Newcastle if you live outside the suburbs of Merewether, Bar Beach and Cooks Hill. Try getting something done if you live in Broadmeadow, Waratah or Jesmond.

Mark Bowen,BroadmeadowIN the past two years I’ve observed how people with serious afflictions, even life-threatening illnesses, who are over 55 are being rejected for a pension. It alarms me that our current Human Services system no longer differentiates between a genuine case and a fraud. It’s a pitiful system that’s adding even more trauma to those genuinely unable to meet the Centrelink demands and a dilemma most politicians would never experience. Please, do some revaluation.

Sandy Black,CessnockTHE POLLSSHOULD the sandstone walls found in the former Newcastle rail corridor be retained?

Yes 80%,No 20%DO you think King Edward Park and Bogey Hole have been fenced off for too long?

Yes 88%,No 12%DO you think Hunter Street businesses will suffer under the government’s light rail plans?

Yes 61%,No 39%MESSAGEBOARDON Wednesday, July 20, the Belmont View Club will meet from10.30am at Central Charlestown Leagues Club.All members and visitors interested in joining welcome.For information phone Diane:4951 1524.

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Letters to the Editor: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/letters-to-the-editor-wednesday-july-20-2016/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:15:28 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/letters-to-the-editor-wednesday-july-20-2016/ 南京夜网

REGARDING the erosion mitigation solution being discussed for Stockton beach:I am concerned that the underground breakwall solution, which appears to be the preferred solution, is only a Band Aid.

The DHI Group reportstates that an underground breakwall will not prevent beach erosion, especially during severe storm events.

Stockton beach historically is affected by at least one severe storm a year, and this invariably results in some beach erosion. I fear that the sand dumped during artificial beach nourishment would be washed away in the first storm. This would result in a severe drop off at the beginning of the beach.

Both the DHI report and the community agree a long-term solution is necessary. The preferred solution of both parties is an artificial headland. I urge that the council doesn't disregard the findings of the report, and the feelings of the community.

It was reported the stabilisation could be used as a base from which to extend the Bathers Way walk. In my opinion this is just an apple dangled to sate the community into accepting an inadequate solution. The walk could be extended through Stockton with or without beach stabilisation.

I understandthere are talks with the Awabakal Land Council to extend the Great North Walk through Stockton. Any scenic walk could be constructed in conjunction with this extension. The underground breakwall's negative impacts will outweigh any benefits. The sandy beach will be lost, and replaced with a sandy cliff face. Faced with the choice of walking along a rock wall, or a long sandy beach, I'm sure you could guess which option would win the popular vote.

Stockton is a beachside community. Compromising our beach will compromise the community identity.

Simon Jones,StocktonLegacy enjoyed by manyIT is with much sadness that the people of Newcastle acknowledge the passing of a truly notable man, the late Dr Max Maddock.

It is now over two decades ago that Max Maddock retired from the University of Newcastle where he was an associate professor in education. He has made an enormous contribution to the community, perhaps most notably for his key role in establishing the internationally-recognised Hunter Wetlands Centre.

That centre was formerly the site of an abandoned football club building and soggy, weed-infested sporting fields. Yet with funding it has been transformed into a world-class and beautiful venue.

It was due to Max, assisted by Brian Gilligan, Paddy Lightfoot, and a band of loyal, energetic, and talented volunteers that this was achieved. The result is a lasting legacy for wetlands education and conservation.

Kevin McDonald,BalickeraPractical way to cut tollI WAS Sarah Mahoney’s year 2 teacher and have fond memories of a wonderful young girl (‘Grief that never dies’,Herald, 16/7).I am a mother now and have just had the experience of my 17-year-old son obtaining a motorcycle rider’s licence and an automobile driver’s licence. The process of the two cannot be compared.

To obtain a motorcycle licence my son had to complete a two-day course to be issued with his Learner Rider Licence. The course comprised both practical and classroom elements and set him up for excellent riding skills. He also had to do the computer test for knowledge.In order to obtain his Provisional Rider’s Licence he then had to attend another day of observed riding and classroom-type instruction.

On the other hand, to obtain a car licence the only practical side is extensive paper work and then a 25-35 minute driving observation by a Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) tester.The paper work provides for a log book supervised by licenced drivers and learning road rules. No practical instruction in car control is provided by RMS. The RMS sign off on the licence. This is very insufficient compared to the Rider Driver Process.

It could be argued that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous then driving a car and I agree it is, but surely a more practical approach by RMS about training for road use is required to help reduce the road toll.

Thank you to Sarah’s loving family for giving us a timely reminder about road safety.

Louise Reeves,Warners BayArtwork a lossfor cityI WAS devastated to see while driving past thatthe incredible mural by Guido Van Helten was being painted over.

While realising building owners can do what they want, this beautiful work was on a prominent wall and I am sure many Novocastrians fell in love with it. I wonder if the owner realised they painted over a work by a Sulman Prize finalist in demand around the world? This is a terrible loss to Newcastle.

Leah Fawthrop,MaryvilleFound and deliveredLAST Saturday, I left a bagon a bus stop seat at Marketown, only noticing it was missing upon disembarking at Newcastle East busstop. All of my ID, creditcards, opal card, pensioner card etc and cash with mobile phone were in thisbag.

Visibly stressed I instinctively approached a patron of a coffee shop. Heoffered to drive me down to the Marketown bus stop. The bag was gone.The kind driver then took me to the Newcastle police station. His understanding wasa great help, however I do not know his name. The police were kind also.

I walked home to face the task of notifying banks etc.Irealised I had no master list of accounts or contact numbers (I donow). To my delight when I got homemy bag was there,intact with a note. Lyn, of Thornton, had seen it at the bus stop. She and the unknowndriver had saved my sanity.

I called Lyn to give thanks. To thedriver who helped me and who told me he was born in Newcastle as I was,I can never thank you enough either.

Blair Charlton,Newcastle EastCalling out fraudstersFRED Saunders (Letters, 13/7) is quite right when he says thephone scammers can cause a lot of anxiety and need to be stopped.

They are just a pain in the necks as well as being fraudsters. The main problem callers seem to claim to be from the tax office, Telstra technical support and computer people telling us our computer has a virus.

You can call them all the names under the sun but they still keep ringing. I’ve found if you tell them their number is being tracked so they can be charged with fraud they soon hang up, a whistle also does wonders.

Ian King,Warners Bay]]>
GOING: Some beach-loving residents have raised concerns a proposed underground breakwall will not adequately protect Stockton from erosion in the long term.
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REGARDING the erosion mitigation solution being discussed for Stockton beach:I am concerned that the underground breakwall solution, which appears to be the preferred solution, is only a Band Aid.

The DHI Group reportstates that an underground breakwall will not prevent beach erosion, especially during severe storm events.

Stockton beach historically is affected by at least one severe storm a year, and this invariably results in some beach erosion. I fear that the sand dumped during artificial beach nourishment would be washed away in the first storm. This would result in a severe drop off at the beginning of the beach.

Both the DHI report and the community agree a long-term solution is necessary. The preferred solution of both parties is an artificial headland. I urge that the council doesn’t disregard the findings of the report, and the feelings of the community.

It was reported the stabilisation could be used as a base from which to extend the Bathers Way walk. In my opinion this is just an apple dangled to sate the community into accepting an inadequate solution. The walk could be extended through Stockton with or without beach stabilisation.

I understandthere are talks with the Awabakal Land Council to extend the Great North Walk through Stockton. Any scenic walk could be constructed in conjunction with this extension. The underground breakwall’s negative impacts will outweigh any benefits. The sandy beach will be lost, and replaced with a sandy cliff face. Faced with the choice of walking along a rock wall, or a long sandy beach, I’m sure you could guess which option would win the popular vote.

Stockton is a beachside community. Compromising our beach will compromise the community identity.

Simon Jones,StocktonLegacy enjoyed by manyIT is with much sadness that the people of Newcastle acknowledge the passing of a truly notable man, the late Dr Max Maddock.

It is now over two decades ago that Max Maddock retired from the University of Newcastle where he was an associate professor in education. He has made an enormous contribution to the community, perhaps most notably for his key role in establishing the internationally-recognised Hunter Wetlands Centre.

That centre was formerly the site of an abandoned football club building and soggy, weed-infested sporting fields. Yet with funding it has been transformed into a world-class and beautiful venue.

It was due to Max, assisted by Brian Gilligan, Paddy Lightfoot, and a band of loyal, energetic, and talented volunteers that this was achieved. The result is a lasting legacy for wetlands education and conservation.

Kevin McDonald,BalickeraPractical way to cut tollI WAS Sarah Mahoney’s year 2 teacher and have fond memories of a wonderful young girl (‘Grief that never dies’,Herald, 16/7).I am a mother now and have just had the experience of my 17-year-old son obtaining a motorcycle rider’s licence and an automobile driver’s licence. The process of the two cannot be compared.

To obtain a motorcycle licence my son had to complete a two-day course to be issued with his Learner Rider Licence. The course comprised both practical and classroom elements and set him up for excellent riding skills. He also had to do the computer test for knowledge.In order to obtain his Provisional Rider’s Licence he then had to attend another day of observed riding and classroom-type instruction.

On the other hand, to obtain a car licence the only practical side is extensive paper work and then a 25-35 minute driving observation by a Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) tester.The paper work provides for a log book supervised by licenced drivers and learning road rules. No practical instruction in car control is provided by RMS. The RMS sign off on the licence. This is very insufficient compared to the Rider Driver Process.

It could be argued that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous then driving a car and I agree it is, but surely a more practical approach by RMS about training for road use is required to help reduce the road toll.

Thank you to Sarah’s loving family for giving us a timely reminder about road safety.

Louise Reeves,Warners BayArtwork a lossfor cityI WAS devastated to see while driving past thatthe incredible mural by Guido Van Helten was being painted over.

While realising building owners can do what they want, this beautiful work was on a prominent wall and I am sure many Novocastrians fell in love with it. I wonder if the owner realised they painted over a work by a Sulman Prize finalist in demand around the world? This is a terrible loss to Newcastle.

Leah Fawthrop,MaryvilleFound and deliveredLAST Saturday, I left a bagon a bus stop seat at Marketown, only noticing it was missing upon disembarking at Newcastle East busstop. All of my ID, creditcards, opal card, pensioner card etc and cash with mobile phone were in thisbag.

Visibly stressed I instinctively approached a patron of a coffee shop. Heoffered to drive me down to the Marketown bus stop. The bag was gone.The kind driver then took me to the Newcastle police station. His understanding wasa great help, however I do not know his name. The police were kind also.

I walked home to face the task of notifying banks etc.Irealised I had no master list of accounts or contact numbers (I donow). To my delight when I got homemy bag was there,intact with a note. Lyn, of Thornton, had seen it at the bus stop. She and the unknowndriver had saved my sanity.

I called Lyn to give thanks. To thedriver who helped me and who told me he was born in Newcastle as I was,I can never thank you enough either.

Blair Charlton,Newcastle EastCalling out fraudstersFRED Saunders (Letters, 13/7) is quite right when he says thephone scammers can cause a lot of anxiety and need to be stopped.

They are just a pain in the necks as well as being fraudsters. The main problem callers seem to claim to be from the tax office, Telstra technical support and computer people telling us our computer has a virus.

You can call them all the names under the sun but they still keep ringing. I’ve found if you tell them their number is being tracked so they can be charged with fraud they soon hang up, a whistle also does wonders.

Ian King,Warners Bay

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Newcastle Jets v NPL Select: Alex Read called in to play at both ends in trial - 极速赛车34567规律▁极速赛车开奖官网168▁极速赛车开奖号码记录▁极速赛车官方网站▁极速赛车网址 //www.dnyq.net/newcastle-jets-v-npl-select-alex-read-called-in-to-play-at-both-ends-in-trial/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:37:40 +0000 //www.dnyq.net/newcastle-jets-v-npl-select-alex-read-called-in-to-play-at-both-ends-in-trial/ 南京夜网

FORMER North Queensland Fury striker Alex Read is likely to play roles at both ends of the pitch against the Newcastle Jetsafter coming in as a late replacement for the NPL Select teamon Tuesday.

Read and Charlestown defender Daniel Laiman were called into Damian Zane’s team for Wednesday night’s trial at Magic Park after the withdrawal of Daniel McBreen, Kyle Hodges, Jon Griffiths and Reece Pettit.

Zane said Read, who has been playing atcentre back for Adamstown,would start at striker in place of McBreen then potentially move to defencein the second half.He said Adamstown’s Daniel Yaxley would startat right fullback in place of Griffiths, with Ayden Brice moving in to centre back.

The side is: Benn Kelly (gk); Luke Remington, Josh Evans, Ayden Brice, Daniel Yaxley; Keanu Moore, Michael Kantarovski, Rhys Cooper; Keigo Moriyasu, Alex Read, James Virgili. Bench:Ben Hay,Lachlan Pasquale,Matt Comerford,Brody Taylor,Simon Mooney,Rene Ferguson, Daniel Laiman,Jim Fogarty (gk).

Zane said Read had impressed him and Select team assistant coach Shane Pryce at centre back this season.

The Edgeworth coach added thatBroadmeadow’s Kale Bradbery, who scored four goals against the Jets Youth on Saturday, was not picked at striker because he was reluctant, in the spirit of fairness,to selectmore players from Magic and Hamilton, who have a crucial NPL game on Sunday.

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ON THE DOUBLE: Alex Read was called into the NPL side on Tuesday.
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FORMER North Queensland Fury striker Alex Read is likely to play roles at both ends of the pitch against the Newcastle Jetsafter coming in as a late replacement for the NPL Select teamon Tuesday.

Read and Charlestown defender Daniel Laiman were called into Damian Zane’s team for Wednesday night’s trial at Magic Park after the withdrawal of Daniel McBreen, Kyle Hodges, Jon Griffiths and Reece Pettit.

Zane said Read, who has been playing atcentre back for Adamstown,would start at striker in place of McBreen then potentially move to defencein the second half.He said Adamstown’s Daniel Yaxley would startat right fullback in place of Griffiths, with Ayden Brice moving in to centre back.

The side is: Benn Kelly (gk); Luke Remington, Josh Evans, Ayden Brice, Daniel Yaxley; Keanu Moore, Michael Kantarovski, Rhys Cooper; Keigo Moriyasu, Alex Read, James Virgili. Bench:Ben Hay,Lachlan Pasquale,Matt Comerford,Brody Taylor,Simon Mooney,Rene Ferguson, Daniel Laiman,Jim Fogarty (gk).

Zane said Read had impressed him and Select team assistant coach Shane Pryce at centre back this season.

The Edgeworth coach added thatBroadmeadow’s Kale Bradbery, who scored four goals against the Jets Youth on Saturday, was not picked at striker because he was reluctant, in the spirit of fairness,to selectmore players from Magic and Hamilton, who have a crucial NPL game on Sunday.

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