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VOLUME 24 NO. 05 ISSUE NO. 273 DECEMBER 2014
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NOW THAT it is warming up and country pools are
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Masters Swimming WA (MSWA) can provide
the ideal next step for adults living in country WA
who currently swim laps on a regular basis. If you
are keen enough to participate in some of MSWA’s
activities, our virtual club, Sandgropers, is a fantastic option.
The Sandgropers Club is administered from the
MSWA metro ofce and members receive personal
communications from the MSWA Project Coordinator on a regular basis. Some Sandgroper members have taken the opportunity to combine as relay
teams for interclub meets which is a major focus for
virtual Masters Club members in the eastern states.
Members of the Sandgropers Club have:
• access to laminated training programs from qualied coaches
• opportunities to participate in pool meets conducted by MSWA and afliated clubs throughout the
year including the LiveLighter All Club Challenge
• opportunities to participate in open water swimming events conducted by afliated masters clubs
and the annual MSWA open water event
• opportunity to swim at national and world meets
with an emphasis on holiday travel
• access to free coaching clinics at regional masters
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• a chance to enjoy training swims with other masters clubs and their members when visiting the city
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visit our website www.mswa.asn.au or email Nadine Georgiades via [email protected]
asn.au. As a Sandgropers member you will receive
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Most Masters members swim a few times per
week for tness and health or training for open water swims. But friendship and fun is the major focus
for many clubs and members. Most are not keen on
competition at all. If you live in the metro area or a
regional city and want to nd out about a club near
you, visit www.mswa.asn.au, make contact with
the designated club person, nd out details of when
they hold their club sessions and visit for a swim or
to check it out. It is even better to go with a friend.
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Run by seniors, for seniors,
the space provides information about services, events
and activities and connects
seniors with local interest
and hobby groups. It organises intergenerational activities, runs workshops and
hosts guest speakers. The
space has brought friendship, fun and hope into the
lives of many seniors who
might otherwise feel lonely
and isolated.
Winners of the 2014
Deborah Kirwan Media
Award are:
• Print - Rashelle Predovnik, Echo News
• Broadcast - Cassie Silver,
Channel Seven
• Photography - Nic Ellis,
The West Australian.
The awards are a partnership between Council
on the Ageing WA and the
State Government through
the Department of Local
Government and Communities. They are sponsored
by Bendigo Bank, Juniper,
Channel Seven, 6PR and
Have a Go News and supported by Lotterywest.
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An instructor of low-impact tness classes for more
than 20 years, Val Firmin
encourages seniors to stay
healthy, active and socially
engaged. Her aerobics
classes bring fun and tness
to seniors in the community. She showed incredible
dedication to her role. When
Val recently retired from her
tness role, she provided a
replacement instructor for
her classes, and helped establish a walking group. Val
has gained the respect of not
only the seniors, but also the
many local sporting and recreation groups.
• Dr Janet Fletcher, 68,
from Subiaco - Intergenerational Senior Award
Dr Fletcher is a volunteer
coaching convener with
Orienteering WA and has
had a tremendous impact
on the organisation, showing the skill and wisdom
seniors can contribute to a
sporting community. She
has drawn on her professional qualications in psychology and coaching to develop an intergenerational
coaching approach, pairing
senior coaches with junior
competitors. This helped
older orienteers develop
their coaching skills and
addressed the challenge of
encouraging more juniors
to get involved in the sport.
Coaches have risen to the
intergenerational challenge
thanks to Jan’s inspiring
leadership, support and strategic thinking.
• City of Cockburn - Age
Friendly Communities Local Government Award
The City of Cockburn
has a long standing commitment to involve seniors
in planning an age-friendly
community. Over 10 years,
the city has developed an
age-friendly strategic plan
and consulted seniors for its
Seniors Strategic Planning
Framework. It founded a
regional seniors group made
up of local seniors groups
and clubs and, in 2009,
opened a seniors’ centre.
The city has supported seniors to remain living in their
community for longer with
projects that allow smaller
and more affordable dwellings.
• Seniors Social Space
Ellenbrook Seniors Inc –
Age Friendly Organisation
Award
Established in 2011 with
help from the City of Swan,
the Social Space provides a
safe, welcoming place that
seniors can call their own.
BURSWOOD PARK Board proudly presents the
21st annual Carols in the Park on the Burswood Park
foreshore, off Resort Drive, Burswood. on Sunday 14
December 2014.
Entertainment commences at 6.30pm, with the
special Christmas story. The carols concert starts at
7.30pm. Bring a picnic and blanket, and purchase a
song book and candle for a gold coin donation.
All proceeds go to the chaplaincy of Kent Street
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MAUREEN Angus, a Bardi
Jawi woman from Ardyaloon (one Arm Point) in the
Kimberleys is this year’s
Juniper WA Seniors Champion.
Minister for Seniors and
Volunteering, Tony Simpson
said Ms Angus was a tireless advocate for the remote
Kimberley town’s older people, founding its rst community care service.
Previously lacking access
to vital support services,
Ardyaloon’s seniors now
receive help with organised
care, transport, shopping,
domestic duties and paying
bills. They attend outings
and the centre established by
Maureen has become a hub
of activity.
Presenting Ms Angus
with the 2014 Juniper WA
Seniors Champion Award,
Mr Simpson said her determination had a lasting
impact on the small Aboriginal community, beyond
the establishment of a care
service.
“Maureen’s outstanding
work has meant the town’s
older people no longer have
to travel hundreds of kilometres to access care services, which is vital for their
health and wellbeing. Most
importantly,
Maureen’s
commitment has ensured
that seniors’ voices are heard
and they can now contribute
to the decisions affecting
them,” he said.
Ms Angus lives in Ardyaloon, a remote indigenous
town in WA’s north-west
with a population of 300.
As a senior cared for by her
family and with regular visits from the Kimberley Aged
and Community Services,
she thought she was lucky.
But she knew other seniors
in her community weren’t
so fortunate. So, she investigated setting up a support
service in the town. Today,
the Ardyaloon Community
Care Service supports local seniors by helping them
with organised care and
supporting them with transport, shopping, cleaning and
paying bills. The service
has helped seniors stay at
home rather than moving to
residential care in Broome.
Maureen’s commitment and
passion has helped boost
social participation and reduced isolation among seniors in her community.
Other 2014 senior’s
award winners are:
• Val Firmin, 71, from
Jurien Bay – Bendigo Bank
Community Senior Award
Burswood Carols
in the Park
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From left; Rashelle Predovnik, City of Cockburn’s Paul H, Minister Tony Simpson, Cassie Silver,
Nic Ellis, J Briers Ellenbrook Seniors, Christine Cullen (representing Val Firmin)
Maureen Angus, Jan Fletcher
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
From the editor’s desk
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 Food & Wine  Club News  Healthy Living  Property & Finance
 Caravan & Camping  Let’s Go Travelling  Arts/Reviews  Scene Socially
Judith Treby
Copy & Advertisement Deadline – 20th of the month prior to publication
HELLO,
Seniors Week 2014 celebrating and honouring
those aged 60 and over in
our community was held
successfully from 9th to 16
November.
Have a Go Day is the
peak event of the Week and
this year we welcomed thousands of people to Burswood
Park.
The day had something
for everyone. Congratula-
The Have a Go News JANUARY edition will be published on Friday 12/01/15
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Index
Jen Merigan
Per Judith Treby
Laura shows Seniors Minister
the ropes
1-15 Early General News
and columns
Healthy Living
Let’s Go Travelling
Food & Wine
Christmas Gift Guide
Great Home
& Gardening
38 Great Home
& Gardening
/ Trades & Services
39-40 Property & Finance
/Notebook
41-42 Puzzle Pages
43 Grand Activities
44-45 Arts
46 Friend to Friend
47 Scene Socially
17-18
19-30
31-32
33-36
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Seniors and Volunteering Minister
Tony Simpson with Laura Ivey at
Have a Go Day, 12 November.
AT HAVE a Go Day in Burswood on November 12, Laura Ivey got the chance
to show Seniors Minister Tony Simpson the ropes. She demonstrated bell ringing
with the mobile belfry, a set of eight bells which serve as a teaching aid for ringers
at the Bell Tower, Perth.
Ms Ivy, 75, from Menora, has been a volunteer bell ringer for 65 years.
She was born into a family of bell ringers – her grandfather, father and brother
all rang. She arrived in Western Australia on Christmas Eve 1963, and rang her
rst bell in Perth on Christmas Day.
Last year was the 50th anniversary of the rst time she rang the bells at St
George’s Cathedral, Perth. She now rings every day that she can at the Bell Tower, and was there at its opening in 2000.
“I love sharing bell ringing with people and the mobile belfry is great because
everyone can have a go. Bell ringing is all about good coordination and strength
and can be addictive,” she said.
So have a go at bell-ringing at the Bell Tower.
Letter to the editor: Gentle Gym’s calendar girls
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As Christmas approaches
I look forward to having
some time off and enjoying
the company of family and
friends. Our ofce will be
closed from 17 December
until the 5 January 2015.
I take this opportunity to
wish you all a very merry
Christmas and prosperous
New Year. We look forward
to seeing you in 2015 for
our 24th year of publishing
Have a Go News.
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tions to Dawn Yates and the
volunteer team from Seniors
Recreation Council who
work tirelessly to make the
event interesting and different each year.
We featured the winners
of the WA Seniors Award
and congratulate Maureen
Angus who was named Senior of the Year at a morning
tea ceremony.
Maureen is an inspirational woman who has worked
hard to create services for
people in her small community in the far north-west.
She is a wonderful example
of how much you can get
done with determination.
Last month I mentioned
the importance of shopping
locally. Many of our local shops are closing down
throughout the community
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“Who will care for our
children when we can’t?”
Gentle Gym members strike a pose
DEAR Editor,
In order to raise money for our centre and to celebrate our
50 years as a Senior Citizens Centre, we thought outside the
box.
The result was our version of Calendar Girls, producing a
calendar for 2015. Each month represents one of the activities
available weekly.
There were many laughs and surprises in the making of this
calendar and we were delighted to inveigle Debbie, our much
younger aerobics leader, to pose with us in the photo.
I think the Gentle Gym photo proves that it doesn’t matter
whether you are 55 or 85 you can still enjoy life. All of us
enjoyed our 15 minutes of fame and hope the calendar proves
successful for us.
Joan Birkett
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The Mavors - WA’s world famous dance partnership
by Adam Penn
IN THE third of his series on
WA’s ballroom dancing scene,
Adam Penn tells the story of
a WA couple who met in their
teens, became professional
ballroom dancers and then embarked on an illustrious dance
career in Britain, Canada and
the United States, making a big
impression on the international
dance scene which endures
today.
ROY and June Mavor were
both born in North Fremantle,
but did not meet up until they
were in their teens.
June started her dancing
life – like many young girls –
studying classical ballet and tap
dancing. At 15 she decided to
change course and concentrate
her efforts on ballroom, taking
lessons from Robert and Shel-
da Wrightson at the Victoria
Hall in Fremantle.
She soon became a student
staff member, and then started
working towards her qualications. While teaching classes
at Victoria Hall, June met a
young Roy Mavor, who had
started ballroom dancing lessons at 18, having previously
specialised in tap and Scottish
and Irish dance.
June was instrumental in
creating a partnership between
Roy and Patricia Day, who
would successfully compete
throughout WA and, in 1952,
be chosen to represent WA
as gold medallists in the National Dance Convention in
Melbourne. During this period,
Roy graduated as a secondary
school teacher, sharing his time
between the two elds.
The following year saw Roy
an invitation to dance a special
performance for the Duchess
of Northumberland.
Mid 1959 saw the couple
return to WA, with a wealth
of experience and knowledge.
They also received an offer
to purchase a studio in Halifax, Novia Scotia in Canada,
through a couple they met during their time in Britain. Later
that year Roy travelled to Canada to take on the school while
June remained in Fremantle
with family, awaiting the birth
of their rst child.
Roy took up teaching while
working towards building the
dance school into a going concern. Within six months, he
was joined by June and a brand
new daughter.
Again, Roy decided to leave
education and focus on dance.
The couple opened a second
branch in Dartmouth along
with regular travel to nearby
towns to teach in local halls.
They also continued to present
the art of exhibition dance on
television throughout Canada
and the US.
In 1966 Alex Moore invited
the couple to represent Canada
at the World Ten Dance Championships (Ballroom/Latin) in
Germany where they achieved
seventh place.
On their return to Canada
the Mavors were regularly invited to appear in Boston and
New York as guest lecturers
at the Boston Dance Teachers
Association and Dance Educators of America seminars. They
taught the international style of
dance, to which most Americans – at that time – had very
little exposure.
The arrival of two more
daughters expanded their
family. The couple were also
busy running two schools and
forming two highly successful
formation teams in the teenage
and adult categories.
Later that year the couple decided to relinquish the
schools and move to Provo,
Utah where Roy concentrated
on completing his studies in
psychology, attending Brigham
Young University, where he
was asked to conduct classes
in International Ballroom and
Latin dance.
This eventually led to both
Roy and June being employed
full-time at the university to
implement the ISTD syllabus
into the curriculum, employing
examiners from Britain to test
their candidates.
In 1967 their fourth child,
a son, arrived but the couple
were just as busy, travelling
the continent, teaching, demonstrating, examining and lecturing. Roy decided to form
students into groups and create
formation teams, taking eight
couples in the rst of these
teams to Britain to compete
at the Blackpool Formation
Championships in 1971. The
teams took the title to a standing ovation, the rst Americans
to achieve this feat.
The teams then competed at
the Royal Albert Hall, where
again they took the title, after
which they were invited to
compete at the World Amateur
Dance Championships in Berlin’s famous Deutschlandhalle.
On their return to the US,
the couple were sought after by
numerous education establishments to introduce the international syllabus and create a new
page in dance history. To this
day there are dozens of colleges and universities throughout
America who continue to offer
the program that Roy and June
implemented decades ago.
An excerpt from Dance
Magazine April-June 1988
reads:
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Universities which sought
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US include Brigham Young,
University of Southern California, University of California,
Los Angeles, State University
of New York.
After some years at Brigham
Young University, the couple
moved their family to Houston,
Texas where they became executive consultants to the Fred
Astaire Dance Organisation.
During this time Roy and
June and American dancing
identity Joe Bennetti, came up
with the idea of a new form of
presentation of dance within
their many school branches and
the Fred Astaire School, the
‘showcase or spotlight’ where
professionals partnered students
in a oorshow presentation.
This concept was taken up
by many schools around the
world including Arthur Murray
in America and Wrightson’s
Dance Studios throughout
Australia.
In 1972 the Mavors were
awarded the Carl Alan award
for Excellence in Dance. Several years later saw the arrival
of their fth child, a daughter.
The couple were invited to
represent the US in the Duel
Of The Giants in London, a
special event staged to pit the
top British couple against the
best from America. The couple
emerged triumphant, the rst
US performers to win.
Throughout the 70s, Roy
was regularly invited to train
formation teams throughout
Europe and Asia, along with
those in the US, for championships worldwide. He is credited with the production of
the internationally renowned
Brigham Young Formation
Team, which performed in
Perth in 2004. Roy also became a stage identity as a
sought after compere for dance
events and shows in the US
and on television beside the
likes of Juliet Prowse and Rita
Moreno.
Following in their parents’
footsteps, the couple’s children
have continued to represent the
Mavor name nationally and
internationally through dance,
with one daughter chosen to
represent America on numerous occasions.
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Roy and June Mavor
take on dancing professionally
and form a partnership with
June. For the next few years,
Roy and June became one of
WA’s most successful dance
couples, following in the footsteps of their teachers and mentors, the Wrightsons.
Throughout, Roy was teaching during the day and joining June for dancing in the
evening. He then decided to
give up school teaching in favour of dance.
In 1956 Roy and June married in Fremantle and embarked on an amazingly successful career in dance. Having
taken out most of the State
titles and numerous National
titles in the Ballroom and Exhibition styles, they were chosen
as Australia’s representatives
for the Star and British Championships in both styles.
Placed in the nals at these
events, they decided to remain
in England for a while to expand their dancing, delighting
in successes throughout Britain at many events and taking
the 1958 titles in the Evening
Dress and Cabaret events in the
British Exhibition Championships.
Along with competing,
Roy and June were thrilled
to be asked to join the Victor
Sylvester Show as cabaret performers and were also invited
to perform special presentations on Come Dancing. They
were also top billing artists at
special events at the Blackpool
Tower Ballroom.
For more than a year they
toured through England, Wales
and Scotland with the J. Arthur
Rank organisation, who owned
the Victor Sylvester Show,
performing and adjudicating,
while also consistently receiving invitations to dance at hotel
dinner dances, nightclubs and
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
Brian French
I WILL start by wishing all
readers a happy and prosperous festive season.
How quickly 2014 has
passed, and some people
will say thank goodness to
see the end of a trying year. I
am sure Quentin and Judith
will be looking for a better
2015 after an unpleasant
health year. Both have had
a tough time, and will be
grateful for their daughter,
Jennifer who is caring for
the paper.
I switched to Channel 7
for the evening news and
weather forecast, and a few
weeks ago the whole bulletin consisted of either criminal activity or bad trafc
news (a part from the weather forecast). It didn’t lead to
a happy evening at home,
and, although this might be
regarded as news, I think
some pleasant news (including international) could be
found to revive spirits!
A look at loos – an interesting and amusing article
in The West reminded me of
an incident that occurred in
UK whilst I was in the RAF.
Whenever we had a Royal
visit to the station we always
had a practice beforehand.
A young WAAF was delegated as a stand-in for Her
Majesty to go through the
trial visit including to the
loo. A new toilet was always
constructed, and in one visit
the loo was put close to the
broom cupboard. Yes –
you guessed it - the young
WAAF lost her way with
much clattering and banging - poor girl, but at least
Her Majesty did not make
the same error!
Mary and I had the pleasure of going to the ballet last
week. It was Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs, and
what a show. From the sets,
costumes, music, acting to
the dancing it was absolutely
magnicently
breathtaking. It is showing for a few
weeks, and if you have the
opportunity to go, take it.
There is also high quality
comedy from the dwarfs and
dancing from Dopey.
Do you know that lefthanded people make up an
estimated 10 per cent of the
world population? I am one
French’s Forum
of them, and a US report
found that the earning power
of left-handed graduates was
15 per cent greater than that
of right-handers. We are
supposed to be less able to
use tools – (made more for
right-handers of course!),
but evidence suggests we are
more creative and are better
at thinking outside the box.
(Did I hear you right-handers
say ‘smug?’). Of course there
are many famous left-handed people, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo,
Picasso, Bill Gates, Barack
Obama, John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Queen Victoria,
and Prince William and now,
it seems Prince George, and
of course Brian French.
We are now living longer
than ever, but as our longevity improves, so we also have
to come to terms with a raft of
illnesses that old age brings.
Osteoporosis comes into
this list. This disease causes
bones to become brittle and
prone to fractures, but there
are no outward symptoms
and the rst sign is often
when you suffer a fracture.
Hips, wrists and the spine are
the most likely areas. Bone
density scans can help in the
diagnosis of osteoporosis,
and Mary and I have recently
had one. They are so simple
to have, and I would recommend all seniors have them.
I understand load-bearing exercises and eating food containing calcium and vitamin
D assist in avoiding this disease. The best advice I can
give is to go to see your own
GP who can keep you in trim.
I reckon this becomes more
important as we get older.
Here is a list of some
of the things that wind up
the Brits or give the biggest
ed a food that can cause
grief and suffering years
after it has been eaten. It’s
a wedding cake.
I saw a poor old lady
fall over today on the ice!
At least I presume she was
poor, she only had $1.20 in
her purse.
Did you hear about the
fat alcoholic transvestite?
All he wanted to do was to
eat, drink and be Mary.
Old age is when the liver
spots show through your
gloves. (Phyllis Diller)
You know you’re old if
they have discontinued
your blood type. (Phyllis
Diller)
All for now folks. Have a
lovely Christmas.
Keep safe and secure.
Brian French
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Applications for 2015 Winston Churchill
Memorial Trust Fellowships open
THE CHURCHILL Fellowships offer funded travel to enable
ordinary Australians to make an extraordinary contribution to
the fabric of our society and the knowledge of our nation.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established after the death of Sir Winston Churchill in accordance with his
nal wishes. The trust has awarded over 3,900 Fellowships
to talented Australians, with more than 400 of these bestowed
upon Western Australian residents.
The average value of a Fellowship is currently $22,000 and
this is to fund a time away of four to eight weeks.
“A Churchill Fellowship has given me the opportunity to
pursue my passion to really make a difference in the lives of
unemployed young Australians,” said 2013 WA Fellow, Jeff
Dzodz.
Through his Fellowship, Jeff investigated the effectiveness of strategies to tackle youth unemployment in Canada,
in order to nd new ways of approaching the issue here in
Australia.
Since his Fellowship, Mr Dzodz has promoted his ndings
through local employment initiatives and presented them at
the National Employment Services Association Conference
held in Melbourne earlier this year.
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Wish you had a
new home but love
the locality of
where you live?
headaches of modern life:
1. The laptop/computer
freezing
2. Cold calls
3. Being stuck in trafc
4. Junk mail
5. Waiting on the phone for
the doctor
6. Stepping in dog’s droppings
7. When you hold the door
open for someone and they
don’t say thank you
8. Rude shop assistants
9. Reality TV shows
10. Computer jargon
There are plenty of others,
but that’s enough to get on
with.
To nish with a few more
one liners:
What’s the difference between Iron Man and Iron
Woman? One’s a super hero
and the other is an instruction.
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“Now is the time to apply for a fellowship. It is a perfect
opportunity for people wanting to make a contribution to
a better life for all Australians, as it enables the pursuit of
knowledge and excellence,” Mr Dzodz said.
Fellowships are awarded to Australian citizens aged over
18 years who have a passion for their chosen eld and a need
to conduct further research overseas.
The research must benet Australia and applicants must be
prepared to share their knowledge and experience.
“I strongly encourage suitable applicants from Western
Australia to consider applying for a 2015 Churchill Fellowship,” said Mr Paul Tys, CEO, Winston Churchill Memorial
Trust.
“A Churchill Fellowship provides you with an opportunity
to investigate the best ideas in the world, inspire people, and
give back to Australia.
“Take that rst step and apply, don’t feel overwhelmed by
the prospect or think you’re not good enough. Few people
have this opportunity and I urge you to grab it and make the
most of it!”
For more information about the Churchill Trust, including
the work of Fellows, visit www.churchilltrust.com.au
British pensions update - public sector pensions
IN THE June 2014 Issue
of Have a Go News I wrote
that the UK Government
were looking at stopping
Public Sector Pension
Transfers from the UK.
This legislation has now
been passed. Therefore
from April 2015 it will
not be possible to transfer your UK government
public sector pension pot
to your Australian super fund. This will affect
anyone who has worked
in the NHS, teachers, police, civil servants, armed
forces and re ghters.
“I’d like to
be part of an
informal
group”
However, local government pensions may still
be transferred. This decision doesn’t mean that
you will lose your rights to
your pension only that you
will have to wait until you
reach the pension age of
the scheme before you can
receive any funds from it.
If you wish to transfer
your public sector pension, you need to act now.
British Pensions in Australia are not allowed to
act on behalf of these pensioners, but we can put
you in touch with the right
people to give you professional advice.
Under new legislation
for occupational pensions
you will not be able to
transfer more than £30,000
out of the UK without
working with a registered
UK pension transfer advisor.
Last month I included
links to a campaign to
abolish the 15 years limit
for expats to vote in the
UK. The UK Conservative Party have promised
to include the abolition of
the 15-year rule in their
“I’d like to
access support
in my local
community”
“I’d like
to share
experiences
with others”
Join your local
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May 2015 General Election manifesto. This is obviously a ploy to garner
more expat votes. I have
written to inform them
that if they include pensions unfreezing in their
manifesto there could be
a possible extra 252,000
expat votes from Australia
and 552,000 worldwide.
Don’t hold your breath. If
you would like a copy of
the e-mail that I’ve sent
to Grant Shapps (Conservative Party Chairman)
please contact me and I
will e-mail you a copy.
On Saturday 8 November David Cameron
(UK Prime Minister) announced that thousands
of military widows are set
to benet following the
closure of a legal loophole where armed forces
widows lost their pension
when they remarried or
started cohabiting. He continued by saying “I think
that wasn’t fair and I’m
delighted that because we
have a strong economy we
can afford to make this
change and give justice to
these people.”
If only they would close
the legal loophole and the
unfairness that allows them
to freeze the UK State Pensions for which we made
compulsory contributions.
Mr Cameron, please stop
this legal unfairness.
Anyone who would like
to discuss the above further
is welcome to contact British Pensions in Australia
on 1300 308 353 or Mike
Goodall BPiA’s Coordinator in Western Australian on 6364 0859 e-mail:[email protected]
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
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Southern Cross Care Volunteer Awards
Errol Turner (Southern Cross Care CEO), volunteers Rod Webster, Hanny Kamps, Tony Kamps
and John Van Bockxmeer and John Bryant (Southern Cross Care chairman).
by Josephine Allison
WHEN Tony and Hanny
Kamps arrived in WA from
the Netherlands 33 years
ago, little did they realise that
many years of volunteering
lay ahead in their new country.
Hanny retired soon after
settling in Perth while husband Toon (Tony) worked as
a toolmaker for a major engineering company until retiring 10 years ago. Since then
the couple, both aged 68,
have worked tirelessly in the
community helping others,
especially at Margaret Hubery Village in Rossmoyne
where they now live.
“We take older people
to chapel on a Sunday, help
them back to their room or
just sit with them and have
a chat,” Tony said. “We like
older people and enjoy their
company.”
The energetic couple are
skilled at clog dancing, visiting nursing homes monthly,
sometimes inviting the more
able bodied to do a few steps.
They make a striking couple
dressed in their Dutch costumes. They also volunteer
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inspiring quotes about the
valuable contribution that
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After the formalities, volunteers enjoyed afternoon tea
and one lucky person won a
hamper in the door prize rafe, an annual tradition. For
dessert, an impressively big
cake saying: ‘You’re a Star’
was served.
Southern Cross Care
(WA) Inc’s volunteers are
among the 6.1 million Australians who undertake some
form of volunteer work
annually. The McCrindle
National Barometer 2012
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Board chairman John Bryant
then handed out certicates
to long-serving volunteers.
They were:- Tony and
Hanny Kamps, Johannes
Van Bockxmeer and Rod
Webster (retired volunteer),
Frank Hempsell, John Stonehouse and Ruby Owttrim.
“It is the care and compassion of our volunteers
that is at the heart of our organisation,” Mr Turner said.
“Whether you volunteer as
a bus driver, ofce assistant,
resident visitor, entertainer
or kitchen assistant, the work
volunteers do directly benets the people who use our
services.”
Mr Bryant told the volunteers they were dedicated
and compassionate men and
women who deeply cared for
the wellbeing of people and
for Southern Cross Care.
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Walking consumes up to a 46 per cent more energy for the
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Some of the benets include:
• total bodywork out involves 90 per cent of all muscles
• burns up to 46 per cent more calories compared to regular
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• takes the weight off your joints and promotes an upright
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• reduces the load on knees and muscle tension on neck and
shoulders
• simple and easy to learn
• tness for all year round
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On Saturdays the Heart Foundation Nordic walk takes place
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for the Cancer Council, collecting donations at shopping
centres.
As well as volunteering,
the couple enjoy travel. They
return to the Netherlands
every two years, visiting the
south, close to the Belgium
border where they once
lived.
The Kamps were among
seven people to receive
Southern Cross Care (WA)
2014 Volunteer Awards at
Foley Village in Hilton recently. The event was organised to thank volunteers for
their time and work over the
past year and to recognise
volunteers with more than 10
years of service.
CEO Errol Turner told the
audience of about 80 people
that the volunteers had made
a big contribution to the lives
of residents, clients and staff
at Southern Cross Care.
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
Three wise men
Letters to the Editor
Submissions may be edited for clarity and space.
DEAR Editor
For instance there are a couple of walker, with a wheelchair, with a shopEasier public transport for seniors
times a day (generally around the start ping trolley (the personal ones). Often
The article in the November issue and end of the school day) when the it is not possible.
of the Have a Go News about making 889 bus route is not serviced by accesIf a senior has had a stroke and is
train travel easier for seniors was very sible buses.
at the stage of starting to get out and
interesting, informative and relevant to
The government makes a big deal about it is no fun standing at a bus stop
a certain degree. What is now needed about the free travel times of 9am to with no shelter from the sun and the
is an article on making bus travel easier 3.30pm, totally ignoring that seniors wind and rain and with no seating eifor seniors.
may be travelling out of those times for ther. As a matter of fact it is no fun even
There are dozens of suburbs that are too many reasons to mention them all. if you have not got any disability.
serviced purely by buses. In some subIt would be an eye-opener for the
So how about a campaign to really
urbs there may be only two or three bus politicians and the powers that con- hold the government to account for not
services a day and in all of them there trol the bus service to have to get on improving access to bus services?
are plenty of times when the buses are a bus that has steps (believe me there
not accessible.
are plenty of them still in use) with a
Margaret Ryan
UK pensions paid to British retired in
Australia stay frozen
MR ABBOTT, please shirtfront David Cameron, says Jim
Tilley of British Pensions Australia.
While Britain’s Prime Minister was here in Australia for
G20, Tony Abbott should have confronted David Cameron
about the fact that UK pensions paid to 250,000 British expatriats retired in Australia are frozen at the rate when they
rst reached pension age.
British pensions are indexed in many other countries.
This selective approach to state pension payments costs
Australia’s budget $1 billion annually because many British
expats have access to the Australian means tested pension.
In the British House of Commons Pension Minister, Steve Webb, said: “The British government is free riding on the
welfare states of countries that British citizens are moving
to. We are asking other countries taxpayers to support our
pensioners.”
Mr Cameron said, “fairness is at the heart of everything
we do” adding “I’ve a passionate belief in equality for all”.
Britain is alone among OECD countries in discriminating
between pensioners who retire to different overseas countries. Moreover, this practice is contrary to the Commonwealth Charter.
For more information on frozen British pensions, please
visit www.bpia.org.au and www.pensionjustice.org or direct
enquiries to Mike Goodall on 6364 0859.
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The good old days
IF YOU lived in Perth in
the fties, were we better
off, than today?
The iceman delivered
the ice to keep food fresh.
The wood stove was lit
to cook and keep warm.
There was no such thing
as an air conditioner to
keep you cool.
You could walk the
streets after dark, without
fear of being molested or
bashed.
The pubs closed at 9 pm,
hence fewer drunks and
needless punch ups.
Recreational drugs were
unheard of.
Our jails were not overcrowded.
Your kids could walk
barefoot safely to school.
If you got the cane at
school, you got little sympathy at home.
You did not have to lock
up your house after dark.
You could leave the keys
in the car. Few cars were
stolen and there were few
high speed police chases.
Road rage was unheard
of.
We had a good tram or
bus service to most suburbs.
If we were lucky we had
one car per family.
We had no cycle paths,
but you could safely ride
your bike on the road, or
walk to work.
If you did not pay your
electricity account, the
power was cut off. That
made you more careful.
It was a luxury to have a
home telephone and there
were no mobile phones.
Credit cards were unheard of; home computers
were just a dream.
The downside was that
things were tough, unemployment was high, there
were no unemployment
benets.
When your wife had a
baby, there was no maternity leave, no baby bonus
or child care handout.
There were power cuts
when the coal miners went
on strike.
There was no government agency helping you
out.
We survived; our kids
grew up with discipline and
knowing the value of life.
I am glad I was born to
live, in the good old days.
Frank Granger
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by Karen Majer
THE THREE Wise Men are
one of the most recognisable
images of Christian nativity celebrations. The Three
Wise Men from the east
visited Jesus after his birth,
bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Good old
Google could tell me quite
a bit about who they may
have been and where they
may have come from. The
phrase from the east is more
literally from the rising of the
sun and traditionally the view
is that they were Babylonians, Persians, or Jews from
Yemen, although there are
other ideas in different faiths.
It is possible that they were
kings. However I couldn’t
nd out why they were considered wise! So I thought
that this Christmas I would
look for my own Three Wise
Men and what they might
have to say to us at this time
of year.
Each of my Wise Men has
suffered injustice and, each
in his own way, has fought
for a better world. They have
much to say to us about life,
loving and giving.
My rst choice is the
Tibetan man of peace, the
Dalai Lama. He promotes
compassion above all else.
My favourite of his many
inspirational quotes is ‘Because we all share this planet
earth, we have to learn to live
in harmony and peace with
each other and with nature.
This is not just a dream, but
a necessity.’
The next is the great Indian
ghter for liberty, Mahatma
Gandhi. He strove to practise nonviolence and truth in
all situations and advocated
that others do the same. His
birthdate of 2 October is
commemorated world-wide
as the International Day of
Nonviolence. Gandhi said
‘Earth provides enough to
satisfy every man’s needs,
but not every man’s greed.’
South African leader Nelson Mandela also spent his
life ghting for justice. He
said ‘We must use time crea-
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tively, and forever realize
that the time is always ripe
to do right.’ He also showed
a great sense of humour and
insight in saying ‘Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh
hysterically.’
I share these thoughts with
you as we enter the festive
season, a time to reect on
our individual beliefs, share
time with family and friends,
and look towards a new year.
Our consumer culture puts
a lot of emphasis on the material side of Christmas and
this can put nancial strain
on families. It can also lead
to extravagant waste as plastic toys and other consumer
goodies are ripped from their
packages and often broken or
discarded in short order.
For me, generosity of affection and sharing special
times is a better way to celebrate. I don’t know whether
the author of this quote,
American writer Kevin
Kruse, is a wise man, but I
like his idea that ‘Life isn’t
about getting and having, it’s
about giving and being.’
Best wishes to all Have a
Go News readers for a peaceful and happy Christmas and
joy in giving and being in the
year to come.
Bring along your friends!
Glenn as tail end Charlie keeping watch. Boundary Island is
on the boundary of the inlet
and the estuary.
Morning tea was taken on
the Island before an exciting
return paddle before the wind
and a following sea. It was a
very enjoyable experience to
surf the small waves and occasionally bury the bow as the
kayak comes off a wave.
The nal leg of the Mandurah paddle was through the
quiet waters of the Halls Head
canals before adjourning for
lunch.
Late spring weather can still
be very ckle as the club discovered in mid-November. A
paddle scheduled for the wide
waters at Deep Water Point,
Mount Pleasant had to be relocated to Kent Street Weir, Wilson due to wind gusts of up to
35km/h and safety concerns.
The Upper Canning River at
Kent Street is relatively narrow and protected from strong
winds.
It’s that time of the year
when paddling and socialising seem to be the order of the
day. Recently Doug led the
eet from Garratt Road Bridge
through the Ascot Canals and
back to the bridge in time for a
very enjoyable sausage sizzle.
Many thanks to Judy and Eric
who put in the hard yards and
made sure there were plenty
of sausages and buns on hand
and ready when the paddlers
hit the beach. Also thanks to
Daphne and Brian for the onions – it’s not a barbecue without onions!
Two important 2014 events
still remain on the club calendar, the Christmas lunch and
the Annual General Meeting.
After that it will be hello 2015.
If you are interested in trying out with the Over 55 Canoe Club, please make a note
that the new members’ days
will be in April 2015 at Kent
Street Weir. Dates and times
will be published in February
and March 2015 editions of
Have a Go News.
To all our readers a merry Christmas and a happy,
healthy 2015 from the Over
55 Canoe Club.
For further information
about the Over 55 Canoe Club
telephone Peter on 9409 3813
or visit our web page http://
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
Seniors’ Recreation Council’s president’s jottings
Hugh Rogers
were present, which thrilled
many attendees.
The volunteers manning
the hospitality marquees were
kept very busy as participants
enjoyed a rest between walking around a wide variety of
information stalls and participating in the activities.
Thank you to Have a Go
News, Channel 7, Radio 6PR
882AM and Phoenix Insurance for sponsoring the hospitality tents.
Free major prize draw winners:1st Prize, donated by
Crown Perth - $2,000 Crown
Perth Experience: Wendy
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2nd Prize, donated by Have
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voucher: Ross Allen
3rd Prize, donated by Telstra Carousel Store – Apple
iPad: Arthur Anderson
4th Prize, donated by Radio 6PR 882AM and Karri
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5th Prize, donated by
Channel 7 Perth – Family
pass to RAC Christmas Pageant including VIP function
at Government House: Peter
Pethick
6th Prize, donated by Sizzler Australia - $200 Gift
Card: Rhonda Watts
7th Prize, donated by
Event Cinema Innaloo - $200
Gift Card: Ron Rudrum.
Thank you to Crown
Perth, Have a Go News, Telstra, Radio 6PR 882AM and
Karri Valley Resort, Channel
7 Perth, Sizzler Australia and
Event Cinema Innaloo for
generously supplying the
prizes.
Thank you to Steve and
the Burswood Park team
who provide SRCWA every
year with a wide range of
support in preparing the
grounds for Have a Go Day.
The coordinating committee began planning the 2015
event the week after Have
a Go Day 2014 concluded.
It takes a full 12 months of
meetings to pull it together.
More than 45 volunteers
supported this event. Committee members spent three
12-hour days setting up at
Burswood Park. Volunteers
came from SRCWA, staff
from DSR, volunteers and
staff from Have a Go News.
This year SRCWA also appreciated the assistance
of a Green Brigade team
from Wooroloo prison who
worked with the coordinators
to set out tables, chairs, site
number etc. and also assisted
with pack down at the end of
a long day.
The SRCWA owes a debt
of gratitude to all the volunteers who managed this
event and who worked on a
myriad of jobs throughout
the day. Without so many
volunteers Have a Go Day
would not happen.
A huge thank you to our
valued sponsors and supporters who provide the means
to make Have a Go Day, a
LiveLighter Event a success.
Our sponsors are: Burswood
Park Board, Lotterywest,
Crown Perth, Have a Go
News, Department of Local
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walkers at Belmont Forum
Government and Communities, Department of Sport
and Recreation, Channel
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Photography, Phoenix Insurance Brokers, Curtin Radio
100.1fm, Kings Tours and
Travel, Sizzler Australia,
Karri Valley Resort, PACE
BM, Event Cinema Innaloo
and Scarboro Toyota.
To view a full range of
photos from Have a Go Day
visit the SRCWA web site at
www.srcwa.asn.au.
Make a note in your diaries Have a Go Day 2015,
a LiveLighter Event will
be held on 11 November at
Burswood Park.
Seniors Awards 2014
Presentations were held
on Saturday 9 November.
SRCWA would like to congratulate the following on
their Awards:Maureen Angus – Seniors
Advocate Award and the
Juniper 2014 WA Seniors
Champion Award
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Rottnest fans spread the word
THE ROTTNEST Voluntary Guides Association (RVGA) is seeking new members to
undertake guiding duties on Rottnest Island.
We are planning for a large intake of volunteers to complement the existing 230 guides.
An information evening will be held at the
Dalkeith/Nedlands Bowling Club, Jutland
Parade, Dalkeith on Tuesday 9 December
commencing at 7.30pm. Come along and
get your questions answered by a group of
enthusiastic guides.
The training course commences in February and involves lectures each Tuesday
evening. The course covers topics related to
the colonial and military history of Rottnest
and all facets of the environment.
Several able course presenters will cover
a great deal of material. They are supported
by an extensive website for information, tour
plans and research purposes.
New guides will spend two weekends on
Rottnest during the 13-week training course.
The RVGA has been providing educational tours and information to local, interstate
and international visitors as well as school
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To nd out more about the RVGA and
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9448 8045 Mob: 0432 259 530.
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City of Cockburn – Age
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Cassie Silver – Channel 7
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Nic Ellis – The West Australian – Photography Category.
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State President
Seniors Recreation
Council of WA Inc
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SENIOR’S Recreation Council WA (SRCWA)’s Have a
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exhibitors of which 22 per
cent were there for the rst
time. The day included activities, static displays, hospitality marquees, food vendors
and was held in the beautiful
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After the Welcome to
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Christmas presents for a stamp collector
IT’S ALWAYS pleasing
to meet stamp collectors
who have rekindled their
interest in the hobby after
a period of dormancy. For
the most part they retained
their interest but became
inactive for whatever reasons or distractions life
may have imposed on
them. If you know someone like this, or suspect
they have the inclination, then you’ve got their
Christmas gift idea licked
if you’re stuck for one.
Some of you who collected when you were
young will remember having a paperback album for
stamps of the world which
had a page, maybe two,
dedicated for stamps of
this or that country. You
would afx the stamps to
the page using a stamp
hinge that you’d lick and
stick. Come the 1970s this
style of album became less
fashionable. You could
now buy albums which
had plastics strips across
the pages behind which
you could not only easily
insert the stamps but also
rearrange them later as
you see t. These albums
improved in quality and
range as they became
more universally accepted.
Today you can choose either black or white pages,
preferably bound with
linen-hinging for strength
and laying at as you leaf
through, coupled with
double interleaving to protect the stamps. The outer
cover of quality albums
are usually of textured
vinyl resembling leather
with gold embossing but
real leather covers are also
now available for a realistic price. From there it’s a
matter of deciding on how
many pages are required.
Albums range from 16 to
64-page capacity. Make
sure that the pages are
made of acid-free board
with archival-quality plastic strips.
In the late 70s through
80s, loose-leaf stock sheet
stamp albums became a
popular alternative to the
xed-bound albums I’ve
just described. While being similar in principle,
this style of album allows
collectors the exibility of
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with the stamps. The other
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of these albums that sets
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stamps is a cleverly made
little plastic see-through
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place the actual stamp. As
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pages so there is a signicant labour component in
the production cost.
Beyond stamp albums
there are a variety of albums for rst day covers,
stamp packs and philatelic or numismatic covers (PNCs) but be sure to
buy quality albums which
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If the collector is already
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And of course you might
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CHRISTMAS is nigh. As much as many of us can’t believe
it, it’s true, and with that comes the perennial pursuit of worthwhile and affordable gifts for loved ones. If they’re an avid or
budding coin or banknote collector you may be able to rest a
little easier - here’s a few suggestions that you can bank on:
Collectors who are starting out need an album, while those
who are already into it, may well require another for the expanding collection. Starter-outers usually buy a general allpurpose album. These are available for around $30 and house
about 250 coins to begin with. If you’re prepared to spend
twice as much then there are superb German-made albums
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archival-quality storage pages. Extra pages, for whatever size
coins, are readily available for any album you may buy.
For collectors of Australian coins there is a range of specic albums to choose from. Many local collectors begin by
searching the huge variety of special edition or commemorative coins you nd in general circulation. There are albums
which sequence and detail the relevant information, like a
catalogue, while at the same time storing the coins neatly and
safely. There are similar albums for the pre-decimal coins.
The beauty of these albums is they accommodate everything
and provide the formula by which to collect and encourage
collectors to endeavour to ll the gaps. This is stimulating
and it is what collecting is all about. There are also individual
plastic capsules and cases for singular coins which can be
stored in boxes or trays but generally this type of arrangement
is more for valuable coins and or for display and presentation
purposes. The cost of such a storage system is higher than
albums and because it is also less concise space wise, I almost
always recommend a quality album in preference to them.
Standard banknote albums are also available in the $30
price range, but once again you can nd more up-market
versions which represent excellent value for money when
quality, style and nish are taken into account. The Germanbranded albums are again at the forefront of this category offering luxuriously padded binders, with matching slipcases if
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pockets for any size note. Albums come with a range of pages
included and extra pages are available for these or whatever
album you choose.
Catalogues are essential sources of information from
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For collectors of Australian coins and banknotes there are
two specialist editions to choose from in the $35 - $45 price
range. You can also buy catalogues for Great Britain, New
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Z. Each volume covers the world’s coins by century, that is,
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buying individual loose
pages and adding them
into their binder as the collection expands. The pages
are available with varying
numbers of strips to the
page ranging from one
to eight so one can fully
protect and store different
sizes and types of items
be they individual stamps,
blocks or envelopes. The
advantage of loose-leaf is
that you can rearrange
the collection more readily.
Made of archival-quality
materials comparable to
their xed-bound counterparts, they’re available
either with plastic strips
attached to a cardboard
backing or in an all-plastic
version which is actually cheaper and probably
more durable. This is a
particular consideration
for young collectors who
may not be so careful while
handling stamps.
The ultimate albums for
serious collections or collectors aspiring to build
one, are what are referred
to as ‘one-country, illustrated’ stamp albums.
These are limited edition
productions that appear
like a catalogue and album all-in-one. You can
buy them for almost every
country of the world and
of course those produced
to house an Australian
stamp collection are the
most popular here. These
albums illustrate every
Australian stamp issued,
in chronological sequence,
with printed text relating
to the technical and historical information associated
HAGN#036/273
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
St John’s Ambulance Service
second to none
Denis Martin
I WAS PRESENT on two
recent occasions that an ambulance needed to be called
and I believe it is worth
commenting on the prompt
and efcient service that followed.
On the rst occasion, although it turned out to be a
false alarm, it was rewarding
to see, rst hand, the St John
Ambulance team in action.
From the time that information was given over the
phone to the ambulance ar-
rival at the patient’s home it
was only a few short minutes and the two (in this case
female) ofcers breezed in
calmly and professionally
with an absolute impeccable
bedside manner that won
them an instant vote of condence.
After clear and deliberate
discussion, and systematic
questioning, the ofcers decided it was not necessary to
deliver the patient to emergency hospital care. They
then gave her some assurance and advice on what to
be aware of, and what to do
should the problem re-occur.
The second occasion that
I witnessed was a patient
experiencing high temperatures, sweating and uncontrollable shaking. Once
again the ambulance arrived
within minutes, this time
with two young male ofcers.
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Just as before, their entrance and methods of approach were faultless, so
much so that another adult
present at the time took the
opportunity to highlight this
to two young children in the
room by saying: “Look how
calm and organised the ambulance people are – no one
is panicking and they know
exactly what to do.”
I travelled with the ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital and once again my faith in
this emergency service was
conrmed. The whole ordeal
proved to me that, behind the
scenes, there is a well trained
organisation and a professional mechanism that most
of us know very little about,
but we can be thankful for
and be very proud of it.
Following my encounters
with St John Ambulance, I
recently travelled through a
south-west tourist hot spot
and good friends offered me
a tour through the local ambulance base.
This helped to put all of
the above into some kind of
perspective. Seeing the operational head quarters, the
workshops, training rooms,
and the garaging of ve ‘ever
ready’ vehicles, gave me additional respect for both the
employed, and volunteer,
ofcers of this organisation.
I can only say, if you have
a chance to help them in any
way please do so – you may
need their help one day!
Please take good care of
your health and may I wish
you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Cheers
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Molloy was elected to the Perth City
Council in 1884 and, in 1888, became
the Member for Perth in the Legislative
Council. In 1908-09 and again in 191112 he was the Mayor of Perth. He was
anxious for a knighthood, and in 1931
was received a papal knight commander
of the Order of St Gregory, after which
he used the title ‘Sir’.
The design for the theatre has sometimes been attributed to William Wolf,
but was actually designed by the architect J. S. Jackson, and built by D. Gray.
It was an astounding theatre, especially
for its time. The building featured a sliding roof in the auditorium dome and
Tobin air shafts, providing much needed
ventilation - a high priority in Perth’s hot
climate. This system was also installed
in His Majesty’s Theatre when that was
built eight years later.
Sadly the theatre, after being used as a
cinema for many years, closed its doors
in 1977 and the ground oor was converted into retail units. Over 100 years
later the ravages of time had left the theatre weathered. In 2006 the façade of the
building underwent a major restoration
that recreated the ornamental splendour
of years gone by.
Another treasured theatre is the majestic Art-Deco Piccadilly Theatre, in Piccadilly Arcade. This movie theatre was
opened 10 March 1938 and was built
by mining entrepreneur Claude de Bernales. At the time its design reected the
optimism and desire for enjoyment and
entertainment that prevailed at the end of
the depression. It was tted out with the
most modern features and was the rst
theatre in WA to get air-conditioning.
The Piccadilly Theatre was not the
largest theatre in Perth, seating only
1,100 people but its decor and amenities
drew admiration. The foyers were profusely decorated with red and gold roses,
pink gladioli and exquisite vari-coloured
dahlias and the ladies boudoir came in
for special attention, as did the theatre
attendants with their short black dresses
and white gloves, one discreetly tucked
into the skirt waistband.
In 1984 the theatre and arcade underwent a signicant refurbishment and
consequently won an architectural award
from the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture (WA Chapter) in 1986. Sadly
the theatre closed in 2013 and its future
is still uncertain.
CWA ladies inspiration through song
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PERTH has some stunning theatres; Helpmann, Academy Award winners
one or two are still operating and sadly Katharine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Sir
others are now mere remnants of their John Gielgud, Claudette Colbert, Rex
former glory.
Harrison and Geoffrey Rush.
One of Perth’s most beloved theatres
His Majesty’s Theatre is without a
is His Majesty’s; Australia’s only re- doubt one of Perth’s most iconic buildmaining working Edwardian Theatre. ings and amongst other purposes, it is
Opened on Christmas Eve in 1904, it also home to the Museum of Performwas described on its opening night as ing Arts. Individuals and groups can
‘among the nest of its kind in the Com- visit the museum Monday to Friday and
monwealth’.
entry is by a gold coin donation.
Built during the rst Gold Rush at a
Another of Perth’s heritage theatres
cost of £42,000, the theatre was inu- is the Theatre Royale which opened
enced architecturally by the 19th cen- Easter Monday 1897. The opening
tury theatres of England and Europe. was scheduled for two days earlier, but
Designed by architect William Wolf for due to the late arrival of the ship S. S.
one-time Mayor of Perth and business- Rockton with the actors and scenery on
man Thomas G. Molloy, the theatre was board, the opening was delayed until the
named after the reigning British mon- Monday.
arch – King Edward VII.
Located next to London Court, the
Privately owned until the 1970s, the Theatre Royale was the rst purpose
Western Australian government bought built theatre in Western Australia. In that
the building in 1977 and spent $11 era, the theatre was one of the city’s largmillion refurbishing and restoring the est and most magnicent buildings.
theatre. In 2010/2011 the façade was
Like His Majesty’s, the Theatre Royrestored to the grandeur that you see ale was funded by the notoriously thrifty
today.
Thomas Molloy. His family migrated
Over the years ‘The Maj’ has hosted from Toronto to Western Australia in
myriads of performances including op- 1862, when his father became one of
era, ballet, contemporary dance, musical Perth’s Pensioner Guards, overseeing
theatre, Shakespearean drama, vaude- the convicts. When he grew up, Thomas
ville and stand-up comedy. Some of the became a successful manager at the Coworld’s best known performers have operative Stores. By 1870 his success
graced the stage including; Dame Nellie had enabled him to buy the entire city
Melba, Anna Pavlova, Gladys Moncri- block between Murray and Wellington
eff, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Sir Robert Streets, for a mere £900!
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From left to right; Leonie Flindell (secretary), Deirdre
Russell (choir director - 10 years service), Madeline Suann
(branch president), Dorothy Burley and Sarah Kenny.
SARAH KENNY, WA State
president of the Country
Women’s Association, spoke
this month of the inspiring
women of the CWA choir
who kept the spirit of country
origins through the enjoyment of singing together.
She presented awards
of merit and long service
to members. There was a
special recognition to Dorothy Burley for service and
wonderful
commitment
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THE PHILATELIC Society of Western Australia
is holding an open day at
its headquarters units 18
and 18A Wellington Fair,
corner Wellington and
Lord Streets, East Perth
on Sunday 14 December.
Everyone is welcome.
Members will be on
hand to answer any queries the public may have
about stamp collecting.
Among the attractions
on the day there will be
seven tables of members
surplus stamps available
for purchase, an auction
at 2pm with viewing lots
from 11am to 1.30pm.
Free parking is available in Moore Street. The
venue is only a short stroll
from McIver train station.
Doors will be open from
9am. Free tea, coffee and
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
First stages of Fiona Stanley Hospital open
by Frank Smith
Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH)
HAGN#004/273
THE
$2billion
Fiona
Stanley Hospital (FSH) at
Murdoch is opening in four
stages.
The rst stage, last
month, included transferring rehabilitation patients
from Shenton Park campus
of Royal Perth Hospital to
the new 140 bed State Rehabilitation Service facility
to FSH together with necessary services including
pathology, pharmacy and
medical imaging.
The next stage opened on
17 November and included
some general medicine and
surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthetics and hyperbaric
medicine, followed by obstetrics, gynaecology and a
pre-term baby unit.
The emergency department, together with most
other specialities, will open
next year on 3 February
and nally the heart and
lung transplant services on
23 March 2015.
When fully open the 783bed, public hospital will
rank among the best in Australia and will include the
140-bed State rehabilitation
service, a 30-bed purposebuilt mental health unit and
the State burns service.
“This massive project is a
clear sign of the importance
of health in our society, and
the latest sign that we have
the best health system in
Australia,” said Australian
Medical Association (WA)
president Dr Michael Gannon.
“It is appropriate that
the project was developed
across a number of governments, health ministers, premiers and political parties.
The AMA (WA) congratulates all those involved in its
vision, design, construction
and stafng.
“Generations to come
will thank both the current
and previous State Government for the commitment
they have shown in providing this state-of-the-art medical facility.”
Other new hospitals under construction include
Midland Public Hospital
and a new children’s hospital on the Queen Elizabeth
Medical Centre campus in
Nedlands.
“We are grateful that the
importance of world-class
health care has been recog-
nised by our policy makers,
and now we can proudly say
that we have one of the best
tertiary hospitals in the entire Southern Hemisphere.
“However, the hard work
starts now – the actual roll
out and running of an incredibly complicated piece
of infrastructure.
“The AMA (WA) is
working with the Health
Department to ensure appropriate design and staffing decisions are made,” Dr
Gannon said.
In addition to staff, hospitals need a large number
of volunteers. The Fiona
Stanley Hospital Volunteer
Program (FSHVP) has been
developed in line with the
hospital’s guiding principle
of being patient-centred.
The FSHVP will support
the mission of WA Health
while benetting the local
community and providing
a meaningful and fullling
role for volunteers.
Volunteers will provide
a suite of services to both
patients and visitors, to enhance their stay in the hospital and assist patients in their
recovery.
Over 230 community
members volunteered to
participate in the FSHVP in
May 2014. The hospital will
be seeking more volunteers
this year.
The emergency department will not be opening
until February 2015. For
emergency medical attention before 7am on 3 February 2015, continue to visit
your current hospital offering emergency services.
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Janine Freeman, Local Member for Mirrabooka,
and Elizabeth Colangelo, manager of Carer
Support Services at Ishar with an Aboriginal
performer who entertained the local senior
community at Mirrabooka Square
MIRRABOOKA Square and Ishar Multicultural Women’s Healthcare joined forces to bring
seniors from all walks of life together, in celebration of a very multicultural Seniors Week.
Persian, Iraqi, Indian, Aboriginal and European women, who have participated in the Ishar
program, cooked up a storm on 11 November for
70 seniors from the extended Mirrabooka community.
With more than 50 different nationalities represented in the Mirrabooka postcode, the area is
one of the most multicultural in Australia.
Seniors from the Mirrabooka community
enjoyed a luncheon prepared in celebration of
the unique heritage and cuisine of women from
around the world. The event connected seniors
who would seldom have the opportunity to enjoy
each other’s company or cultures.
“We are very pleased to help to support
Ishar’s wonderful work with women, and drive
cohesion within the Mirrabooka community,”
said Teagan Csepany, marketing manager of
Mirrabooka Square.
Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre
Inc. encourages the health and wellbeing of women of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds.
Since its beginning in 1992, the Centre has
adopted a working style that focuses on the
healing of lifestyle related problems and the
promotion of independence for women, particularly those from culturally and linguistically
diverse backgrounds.
“We are thrilled to partner with Mirrabooka
Square to offer a memorable, fun and unique
experience to the senior community – particularly those who will benet greatly from meeting new people and sharing their experiences
and culture,” said Elizabeth Colangelo, manager of Carer Support Services at Ishar.
The luncheon kicked off Mirrabooka
Square’s ‘Home Made At Your Square’ festivities which encourages the community to
enjoy free cooking classes with world class chef,
Brendan Murphy, to celebrate food from every
corner of the globe. Cooking classes will be held
each month.
A vision for your future
When you purchase any home ‘off the plan’
there is always a nagging worry that what is
happening around your new home might not
work out as well as you expected. Now we have
changed all that with National Lifestyle Villages’
‘Masterplanned Streets’.
We are turning the vision into reality by masterplanning, designing and building entire streets so you can
picture the streetscape before you buy.
You can see how this unique new concept works at Ellendale Way in our flagship community, Tuart Lakes
in Rockingham. Here we have chosen home designs, aspects, orientation and colour schemes that blend
well and are sympathetic to the beautiful natural environment we have enhanced and nurtured in this Village.
Some will enjoy scenic vistas from their front verandahs or alfresco areas. Bell Lane is also earmarked to
become a Masterplanned Street at Tuart Lakes.
HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
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Making Duyfken’s traditional sails is no easy task
WE’D LIKE you to meet Peter Ripley (pictured left), the lead sail-maker
for Duyfken – and one of the few remaining craftsmen in the world who
can build traditional sails for square-rigged sailing ships.
It was much by chance that Pete entered the eld of traditional sail making. Totally bored by an ofce job in his late teens, he found himself in the
UK, learning the trade of traditional sail making at the James Laurence loft
in Essex. With many more tall ships in Europe the demand for skilled sail
makers who could both machine and hand sew was high, and so there was
opportunity a plenty – and some good dollars to be made.
Having grown his expertise in this eld it wasn’t long before the call
went out from Australia for Pete to return and assist in the building of sails
for the replica of Cook’s ship, Endeavour. Having completed 15 sails for
Endeavour, Pete was soon in hot demand with a 21-sail order being placed
for the restored James Craig, a three-masted, iron-hulled barque. In just a
few short years Pete had become the go-to sail maker for those ship owners requiring traditional sails.
With Duyfken under construction in the late 90s, Pete was commissioned to put together the required sail wardrobe. To maintain the authen-
Personal safety devices rebate
Letter to the editor
DEAR team,
The past two years since the Duyfken returned from the
eastern states have been hard work. We had to completely
rebuild the public prole and our volunteer base as the ship
had not been based in WA for six years.
A large part of the success of our volunteer recruitment
program I put down to the fantastic support we have had
from Have a Go News.
On behalf of the board and indeed the whole ship’s company, I want to thank you for that support which has made
such a difference.
The fact that our wonderful captain, Robin Chester, who
has made and continues to make such a contribution to the
ship, rst heard of our need through your paper is testament
in itself to the success of the exposure you have provided
for us.
I hope our relationship continues to ourish because although we are now in good order we can always use more
volunteers, especially the calibre of people who come to us
through Have a Go News.
Yours Aye
John Longley AM CitWA
Chair, Duyfken Foundation
THIS YEAR, Western Australia became the
second Australian state, after South Australia,
to offer a rebate on Personal Safety Devices
(PSD), commonly known as an alert pendant.
WA Seniors Card holders can apply for a
$200 rebate when purchasing an alert pendant. However this generous rebate is only
open until the end of December.
PSDs are generally worn on a lanyard.
They are designed to contact family, friends
or emergency services at the push of a button.
Until now, the only models available were
ones that worked within the range of a cordless phone. If you want a pendant that can be
used anywhere, whether in the back garden,
down the street or even interstate, there is
now a range of Mobile Alert™ pendants to
choose from.
They work with a SIM card, sharing the
same network as a mobile phone, offering
2-way communication with your emergency
contacts. There are no monitoring fees.
Mobile Alerts also have GPS capabilities.
This means that family members can see a map
of your location on their mobile phone. This
also gives your family peace of mind should
you fall or lose consciousness while away from
home or if you suffer from dementia.
Fall detection is a newly developing technology. If you do fall, the PSD detects this
and automatically sends a text message to
your contacts telling them that you have fallen
and where you are. It generates a sequence of
phone calls until it receives a response.
Falls are unfortunately commonplace as we
get older and can cause signicant injuries.
Many seniors are unable to reach a phone to
call for help after a fall and have to remain on
the oor for hours until someone discovers
them.
For those who live alone, a safety alert device is like personal insurance. It is a necessary
expense, just like car insurance. We hope we
never need it, just as we hope we never have to
claim on our auto insurance.
For details ph 6336 9448 or visit www.mobile-alert.com.au
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ticity of this replica, the chosen fabric for the sails was ax, a natural bre
that was used extensively on 16th century sailing ships.
As with much of the work associated with the building of Duyfken,
hand skills were the order of the day…and so it was with the art of sail
making.
The building of square-rigged sails has all the panels running vertically
so that when underway the load from the wind goes on to the sails panels
rather than the more vulnerable stitching. Much of this stitching must be
done by hand. Once the panels are complete a length of rope, known as
the bolt rope is then hand sewn round the outer edges of each of the sails,
providing further strength to the sails when lled with wind.
Duyfken’s sail wardrobe consists of a mizzen, a mainsail, a main topsail, a fore-course, a fore-top, and a spritzil – and when all the sails are up
and the wind is around 20 knots, Duyfken can hit speeds of 8-10 knots –
quite remarkable for a ship of 100 tonnes.
To experience Pete’s workmanship you’re invited to sail aboard Duyfken on the Swan River during January 2015. What a great Christmas gift
idea. Just visit www.duyfken.com/sailing.
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
The world’s best tennis players come to
Perth for the Hopman Cup 2015
SEE TENNIS superstars including
world No1 Serena Williams (USA)
and defending champion Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga (FRA) are set to play Hopman Cup 2015. They will join Andy
Murray (GBR), Australia’s own
Nick Kyrgios (AUS), Casey Dellacqua (AUS) and Eugenie Bouchard
(CAN) in an all-star line-up in January.
Nine current top 20 players, including three top-ten women, will
start the 2015 season in Western Australia.
The ¿eld boasts two Grand Slam
champions with 20 titles between
them, ¿ve Grand Slam singles ¿nalists and the highest average female
ranking for the event in two decades.
Serena Williams, who holds 18
Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to become the event’s ¿rst
three-time winner when she partners with recent Wimbledon doubles
champion 22-year-old Jack Sock for
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures exhibition extended
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stunning exhibition Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National
Museum, Kabul until 18
January 2015.
This beautiful exhibition of treasures once
thought lost to the world
contains more than 200
rare and beautiful objects dating back to the
Bronze Age, from a place
that was once at the
crossroads of the world’s
great civilisations.
WA Museum CEO
Alec Coles said it was
especially pleasing to be
able to continue displaying the exhibition over
the Christmas and New
Year holiday period, giv-
ing more Western Australians the chance to see
it.
“Standing as it did at
the heart of the ancient
Silk Road, Afghanistan
was the historic link between Persia, Central
Asia, India, and China
and became a trading
place for gold, glass,
ceramics and precious
stones with civilisations
as far away as Rome,
Greece and even Egypt,”
Mr Coles said.
“The objects in this
exhibition span 2,000
years of exquisite craftsmanship, and the fact we
even have them here at
all is an incredible story
in itself.”
These objects were
thought to have been stolen or destroyed during
Afghanistan’s years of
conÀict, when thousands
of irreplaceable antiquities were lost. But a
brave group of ¿ve staff
from the National Museum in Kabul hid them,
risking their lives to save
their cultural heritage
for future generations.
Please visit the WA
Museum website for
more information including ticket prices and
opening times, at http://
museum.wa.gov.au/museums/perth/afghanistan-hidden-treasures.
the United States.
“I’m really looking forward to heading back to Perth and the Hopman
Cup. It’s been such a long time since
I’ve been there. I’ve had a great time
there and it’s always been a great warmup for me,” said Ms Williams, who
won the event in 2003 with James
Blake and in 2008 with Mardy Fish.
“I love being part of a team because in most tennis tournaments it’s
all about you but at the Hopman Cup
there’s an opportunity to be part of a
team, play for your country and try and
take everything home.”
When Ms Williams returns to Perth
this summer she hopes to get out and
about.
“I really like going to the zoo....
You know in America we don’t have
some of the animals that you guys
have in Australia. I love going to the
pool and hanging out, I love the city
[Perth], it’s just so fun,” she said.
Throughout her career Serena Wil-
liams has won a staggering 63 singles
and 22 doubles titles, four Olympic
gold medals and holds the record
with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for the second most Grand
Slam titles, only surpassed by Stef¿
Graf with 22 in the Open era.
Tickets to Hopman Cup 2015 are
on sale now through Ticketek or by
calling 1300 888 104.
Children’s tickets are just $10 for
all sessions in 2015 including the ¿nal.
For further event information
please visit www.hopmancup.com.
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DEAR Editor,
As the festive season approaches and as the Red Cross reaches the end of our centenary
year, I am reminded of the wonderful work of our Red Cross volunteers.
Each year our volunteers give hundreds of hours of their time to help people in crisis,
not only in our local community but right around the world.
I am constantly humbled by the generous public support we receive for our everyday
work.
Your regular donations to Red Cross help provide a healthy breakfast for kids who
might otherwise go to school hungry, allow us to make a phone call every day to check
that elderly or isolated people are OK, and help ensure remote communities in the AsiaPaci¿c have access to clean drinking water.
We also work in communities to help vulnerable families cope with the pressures of life,
build pathways out of homelessness and work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander peoples.
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year, new communities that ¿nd themselves in crisis, and a growing number of lonely,
elderly people who ¿nd themselves cut off from friends and family.
At this time of the year, when the generosity of all Australians shines through, I would
like to urge everyone to put a little something aside for people and families in crisis.
To give to the Red Cross Festive Appeal go to redcross.org.au or phone 1800 811 700.
Your tax-deductible gift to the Red Cross Festive Appeal in our centenary year will make
a real difference.
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Get ready for Christmas without gaining weight
a commitment and we all
know commitments are very
difcult.
First of all, if we are going
to commit to this we have
to have a good reason to
change. Focus your thoughts
on why it is important to you
to lose the weight. If the reason is not important enough
for you, you are not ready to
change.
Secondly realize what has
NOT worked in the past. Insanity is doing the same thing
over and over again and expecting a different result. It is
crazy to think that a strategy
that failed you in the past will
work this time – It won’t.
You need something else.
Thirdly do not make big
changes that are bound to
fail. Make small do-able
changes.
Weight loss can only come
when you have mastered the
three steps. As you may have
noticed I did not ask you to
join a club, get gym membership or get on a special program, just simply to prepare
your mind. It is your mind
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but it is your mind also that
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Do not try to be superhuman. You will fail if you try
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weight loss programs. Be
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to be a success.
Here are some useful
mental tips for losing weight:
Do not be afraid to say no
– remind yourself it is okay
to say no when offered food.
No matter who is offering,
your mother, best friend or
boss it is okay to decline. If
Mental health rst aid by grandparents
Tasha Broomhall
by Josephine Allison
WITH one in ve Australians experiencing mental illness each year, it’s vital for
grandparents to help detect
mental health issues in their
grandchildren.
Leading WA mental health
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well-being training programs
in WA for more than 10
years, including guest lecturing at Murdoch and Curtin
Universities and giving presentations at local and national
industry conferences.
Ms Broomhall urges
grandparents to consider undertaking mental health rst
aid training, saying they are
well placed to help spot early
signs of mental health problems in their grandchildren.
“In Australia, half of all
people who experience a
mental illness have their rst
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having a tness plan for
mental health is critical.
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people create and then ‘live’
that plan.
“Many people wait until
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readers support someone
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health issues and, most importantly, how to proactively
manage their individual
well-being.
Blooming Minds this
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for suicide prevention initiatives. The awards deliver
public recognition, education and stature to those
working towards a safer WA
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Reduce mental stress – reducing stress improves mental function and also helps
reduce the craving for food.
Reduce stress by exercising,
reading, meditating, yoga
or playing with children.
Whatever you do, it should
be enjoyable as that will
encourage you to repeat it.
Because overeating is sometimes a coping mechanism
for stress, reducing stress can
be effective in promoting
weight loss.
Activities can be fun without food – although many
activities are often associated
with food they can be just as
fun without food; a movie
can be just as entertaining
without sweets. When you
combine a pastime over and
over with eating, you eventually stop listening to hunger
or fullness cues and eat on
autopilot whenever you engage in that activity. A good
idea is to change this behaviour by altering your routine.
If you snack in front of the
television at night, read a
book in a different room. Instead of going out to dinner
with friends arrange a walk
with friends or a game of
soccer.
Stay true to yourself and
believe that you can do it and
you will.
Merry Christmas!
Jemma Aldridge
Physiotherapist
NB: Please note that the
information in this article
is of a general nature. It is
not specic advice to any
individual. Readers should
consult their general practitioner or other health professional for an assessment
and specic advice with
regard to their particular
condition.
Diabetes WA relaunches free health tracker
MAKE 2015 the year of the healthy habit. The
new-look online program encourages users to
achieve their healthy goals.
The festive season is almost here. Adults
gain an average of 0.8 to 1.5 kg over this period. So now is the perfect time to plan a healthy
start to 2015. Diabetes WA’s My Healthy Balance program is available online to help you
reach your goals. Designed for both workplaces and individuals, it has been recently relaunched and is free for all to access.
Diabetes WA Nutritionist Melissa Robinson
says My Healthy Balance is a freely available, exible, self-paced program that people
can start at any time. Users are taken through
a number of questions, including an evidencebased tool which assesses a person’s risk of
diabetes, and then given information about
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My Healthy Balance provides information
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plan so they can focus on taking small steps to
achieve their overall goal.
“If people need extra support to reach their
goals, we will provide weekly emails, twice
weekly texts and a call back service. Users can
book online and one of our qualied health
coaches will call to give support and advice for
free,” says Ms Robinson.
Margaret Hays, of the Dieticians Association of Australia says that the program is an
amazing initiative.
“Some people will always want individual
attention but for motivated self-starters this is a
fabulous program, especially with the additional support Diabetes WA are offering,“ she said.
Shannon McKenzie, public relations and
media manager for Diabetes WA says that
diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic
disease.
“Nearly 1.1 million people in Australia
have been diagnosed with diabetes, yet we estimate that the real number who have diabetes
is around 1.7 million, as there are many people living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
That number is growing daily – in WA alone
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“There are so many fad diets out there –
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and Wellbeing, ran a Mental
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Mt Claremont in November.
The course covered various mental health problems
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you are afraid to offend, accept the food and dispose
of it at home. If offered
seconds, accept it and chose
seconds of vegetables or fruit
instead of the main course.
Positive self talk – be respectful of yourself, avoiding
critical thoughts and behaviour. Talk to yourself with
dignity, ignoring negative
internal dialogue that can
lead to weight loss discouragement. Replace negativity
with positive thoughts.
It’s ok to waste it – do not
feel guilty if you do not eat
everything on your plate. It
is better to dump food in the
bin than to dump it in your
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you can adjust your recipes
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AS WE rapidly approach the
festive season I notice more
of us are becoming conscious of what we are eating
as we try to reduce our intake
and expand our work output.
Myself included, I am trying to shed some kilograms
before I have to expose my
body to the sun.
As you readers all know it
is easier to put weight on than
take it off. Once we have become bigger we kind of just
get used to it, even though
we may not be happy with
it. Why is that? I really think
it is a multifaceted issue that
causes us to gain weight and
we all have our own issues
as to what contributes to our
growing size. Because of this
we have to endeavour to do
a combination of things to
reduce our weight and it does
not just all boil down to diet
and exercise. Often we are
focused on the food we eat
but our mental health also
needs nourishing. Unless
you have the right mindset
those kilograms are going to
take a very long time to shed.
Also worth noting is that
your family and friends support spurs you on to do your
best and gives you the fortitude to say no to another fruit
mince pie and to munch on
that carrot instead of a tasty
rumball.
A major barrier to weight
loss is accepting the need
to change your diet, behaviours and relationship to
food. These changes require
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ANOTHER year has own by and preparations are well
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I am very excited about my Christmas this year as I have
extended family arriving from Queensland and London.
My house will be full of happiness and joy with my exceptionally well travelled guests. There will be lots of ‘travel talk’ during their visit as we share stories about the many
destinations we have visited in the last few years.
I still cannot shake my English roots. However hot the
weather is here in Perth, I still serve a fully cooked roast
Christmas dinner.
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
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ADVERTISING FEATURE
Run, run as fast as you can, you CAN catch the Gingerbread man
Left to right; Jeanette
Woolerton - executive pastry
chef, Deniz Karaca
by Jeanette Woolerton
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Santaland at Myer on
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December, may the joyful
spirit of Christmas be with
you (wherever you may be)
and carry you through to a
peaceful, prosperous New
Year in 2015.
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ADVERTISING FEATURE
London
Calling
Top; Jayson Mansaray
Second row, left to right; The Ghost Bus Tour - Here Lies Love © Tristram Kenton
Peter, Julie, Jayson...
“Here Lies Love!”
WE ALL have a transatlantic mate, at least I think
we all do. Perhaps I should
rephrase… I have a trans-
atlantic mate; his name is
Peter and he is one of my
best mates. He’s from Perth,
Dianella – but we met in
Melbourne, South Yarra and
fast became rm friends.
We also worked together at
Uluru where I went to earn
and save for London.
Shortly after I arrived in
‘old blighty’ Peter arrived
in ‘gay Paris’; and for the
next six years we two mates
would reunite for a jaunt in
London or Paris respectively
– until Peter moved back
to Perth… Mt Lawley, currently. On one of Peter’s visits to London he introduced
me to one of HIS best mates
Julie from Perth, who was
performing in the musical
Avenue Q at the time. Now
if you are still with me, this
transatlantic ménage à trois
is where December’s column gets it’s inspiration…
because Julie is currently in
the new Imelda Marcos musical Here Lies Love… This
month London Calling gets
funky as Imelda puts on her
disco shoes!
Born from a concept album by Talking Heads impresario David Byrne and
dance music producer Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love
(HLL) arrives in London
following it’s initial New
York stage adaptation. In
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Theatre is transformed into
a pulsating club for a truly
immersive theatrical event.
Fire up the smoke machines,
turn on the lasers and get
your groove on because the
Marcos dictatorship is getting a remarkable contemporary remake in song, lots of
song, in fact there are barely
any spoken lines throughout.
Starting with a small
town Imelda (played by
Natalie Mendoza) in plain
cotton print dresses we see
the ‘Rose of Taclaban’ before her transformation into
one of the most notorious
women in history. Here you
get one of the few truly illuminating pieces, as the
young Imelda Marcos is
spurned by her love interest Ninoy Aquino (played
by Dean John-Wilson)…
the man who would eventually become Imelda and
Ferdinand’s most staunch
opponent and whose assassination would topple the
Marcos regime. From here
Imelda moves to Manila and
the transformation begins,
rst you get the girl from
Taclaban: then you get the
glitz, glamour and power.
The song Eleven days
accurately references the
courting period between
Ferdinand and Imelda, almost all never done in person, until they meet and
a marriage agreement is
signed. Sugartime baby sees
the Rose of Taclaban become what Ferdinand Marcos thinks a politician’s wife
should be. In truth Imelda
was told how to dress, how
to act and her food was even
weighed – this pressure led
to a breakdown and a prescription in New York. Cue
Pretty Face where Imelda’s
transformation is complete
and she is welcomed into
high society… and New
York’s legendary nightclub
world in scenes that resemble what one can only imagine Studio 54 was like in
colour. Costumes, lighting,
music and theatrics culminate in Imelda’s New York
disco hay day as she rubbed
shoulders with the good and
the great of the world.
But perhaps most poignant is the fall… real excerpts
from Ninoy Aquino’s last
phone call before he boarded the plane in America
added gravitas to the video
footage of his assassination
in front of that same plane
when it landed in the Philippines. His death lead to The
People’s Power Revolution
which was the end of the
Marcos rule in the Philippines. The scene as Imelda
Marcos boards the plane
to live in exile in Hawaii is
poignant as she sings Why
don’t you love me… a sign
that the high life prohibits us
from seeing the will of those
cruising at a lower altitude.
This isn’t an in-depth
look at the Marcos regime,
but enough facts are there to
keep it rmly placed somewhere in reality. It’s the DJ,
moving stage, karaoke and
dance along that reminds
us this is a musical fantasy
land. Imelda Marcos though
remains incredibly real today.
You can get £20 Friday
rush tickets every Friday
at noon for the following
week’s performances. There
are seated tickets available in
the circle and gallery. Dress
comfortably, and come
ready to dance! As the production notes say – dancing
is encouraged! Also note,
the song Here Lies Love will
keep you humming afterwards FOR DAYS!
The ghost bus tour
“And now for something
completely different” as
Monty Python once said.
The Ghost Bus Tour is a
London tour, on the dark
side…
Spitting distance from
Trafalgar Square, outside
The Grand Hotel on Northumberland a black 1960s
route-master awaits you; it’s
called the ‘Necrobus’. Jack
our conductor welcomed us
on board. It was reminiscent
of a prohibition era speakeasy and the perfect scene
for a supernatural murder
mystery.
Jack was brilliant with
facts that both illuminated
London’s illustrious history
but also made you shudder
with some if it’s more gruesome elements. Highlights
were learning about the
ghost at No. 10 Downing
Street, the tradition of superstition at the Savoy Hotel
and funny anecdotes about
hauntings on Cock Lane…
The clever thing about
this tour is the use of cameras, recorded footage and
a rather daunting extra. At
some times it seemed a little too hammy but the facts,
history and anecdotes keep
you interested. From the
Houses of Parliament and
Westminster Abbey over to
St Paul’s Cathedral and the
Tower of London you will
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sites of murder, torture and
execution. Rumour has it the
hauntings can still be found
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and 21:00 from Northumberland Ave, off Trafalgar
square. Tickets: Adults £21,
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of the most incredible Aboriginal
rock art sites. Part of the Dampier
Archipelago on the north west coast,
the Burrup Peninsula contains the
largest concentration of rock art in the
world. Many of the motifs and stone
features are believed to be connected
to the beliefs and ceremonial practices
of Aboriginal tribes. The art work includes carvings of people, animals
and birds including designs depicting
creatures which have been extinct for
about 3,000 years. You can access the
Burrup Peninsular from the town of
Dampier. Most of the roads through
the area, including Burrup Road, are
open to public use.
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7 - Segway tour of Rottnest
Island
Segway Tours WA offer two
tours of Rottnest Island, one exploring the fortress area including a
60-minute off-road journey through
military history and the events that
have shaped Rottnest Island. The
other is the historic Kingstown explorer which is a 60 minute tour
south along the coast of the island.
Cost – From $89
www.segwaytourswa.com.au
8 - Cape to Cape Walk
The Cape to Cape Walk Track
runs for 135 kilometres along the
Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the far
south west. The moderate Top Trail
features spectacular coastal and forest scenery, a fascinating geology of
cliffs, caves, headlands and rock formations and an ever-changing display of vegetation and wildowers.
It takes between ve to seven days
to complete the walk. Cost is free.
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9 - Swim with whale sharks
Whale sharks can grow up to 16
metres long and have a mouth over
a metre wide, which is designed to
scoop up plankton and krill. Lucky
for us humans, they are lter feeders and completely harmless. World
Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is one
of the few places on earth where you
can swim with whale sharks – the
world’s largest sh. A face-to-n encounter with these gentle giants is a
truly awesome and humbling experience to add to your bucket list. To get
close to the action, join a whale shark
snorkel tour from Exmouth or Coral
Bay. These tours boast a whale shark
swim with a success rate of nearly 95
per cent. Cost – check prices with local operators.
www.visitningaloo.com.au
10 - Ringing the bells at the
Bell Tower
The Bell Tower is the only place in
the world where bellringers can share
their cultural heritage with visitors in
such an open and accessible way. It
is located on Riverside Drive overlooking the picturesque Swan River
and lled with fascinating historic
content.
This historic peal of bells was given to the people of Western Australia
as part of the national Bicentennial
celebrations in 1988.
You can experience bell handling
demonstrations with one of the volunteer ringers on Wednesday and Fridays between 11.30am and 12.30pm.
Contact the Bell Tower for further
information if you would like to ring
the bells.
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You can nd out more information, book tours and accommodation
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From top; Valley of the Giants
Tree Top Walk - Antony Gormley statues © Tourism WA Esperance Stonehenge
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4 - Esperance Stonehenge
Visit the full size replica of Stonehenge on the way to Cape Le Grande
National Park. While there are thought
to be 66 large, permanent replicas of
Stonehenge throughout the world, the
Esperance project is believed to be the
only life size stone one.
It is a full size replica of the original Stonehenge in the UK, as it would
have looked around 1950 BC. The
structure is aligned with the summer
solstice and the station stones are positioned on this line to allow the suns
rays to pass through to the altar. The
summer solstice is the longest day of
the year (22 December). The sunset
on the winter solstice is (21 June – the
shortest day of the year). Cost – $10
adults
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5 - Bibbulmun Track
The track is one of the world’s
great long distance walking trails and
stretches more than 1000 kilometres
from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to
the historic town of Albany. The track
passes through the scenic south west
and takes you through towering karri
and tingle forests, through valleys
and along breathtaking coastal lands.
Bushwalkers from around the world
come to walk the track. It takes about
eight weeks to walk the track from
end to end. The track passes through
Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Donnelly River Village, Pemberton,
Northcliffe, Walpole and Denmark.
Cost is free.
http://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.
au/
6 - Aboriginal cave art at the
Dampier Archipelago
and Burrup Peninsula
Burrup Peninsula is home to some
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WE’VE CHOSEN the top 10 experiences that we feel capture the heart
and soul of Western Australia.
1 - The Pinnacles
Take a leisurely two to three hour
drive along Indian Ocean Drive to
Nambumg National Park to visit the
unique limestone spires which rise
from the yellow sands of the desert.
These spires have been formed over
thousands of years. Drop into the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre and
see the story of these formations. Entry cost per vehicle is $11.
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pinnacles-desert-lookout-and-drive
2 - Valley of the Giants
Tree Top Walk
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of
the tallest timbers on earth. Climbing
40 metres into the forest canopy and
meandering through the treetops for
600 metres. The walk trail is designed
to maximise views and minimise impact. Located 15 minutes east from
Walpole it takes about four and half
hours to drive there from Perth. Tingle trees are only found here. Some
have been standing for more than 400
years. Entry Cost – $15 adults.
http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
3 - Antony Gormley statues
Visit the largest outdoor art gallery on earth and see artist Antony
Gormley’s collection of 51 individually cast black chromium steel sculptures which stand against the dramatic
backdrop of Lake Ballard’s white salt
plain.
Day tours are available from Kalgoorlie or you can drive there in 45
minutes from Menzies; one hour and
45 minutes from Kalgoorlie.
Each sculpture represents one of
the local residents of Menzies and is
part of the Golden Quest Discovery
Trail. Entry cost – Free.
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equal second place.
Perhaps just as important, the four ended with
their friendships intact
and a warm relationship
with the other competitors with whom they had
shared some of the most
beautiful country in Western Australia.
One of the aims of the
Challenge is to raise funds
for the Bibbulmun Track
Foundation to maintain
the track. The Bibbulmun
Track runs nearly 1000
km from Kalamunda to
Albany. It was recently
acclaimed by National
Geographic Magazine as
among the top 20 bush
walks in the world.
The Grandies are grateful to their Mundaring
supporters, Club Sierra
Gym, the Bendigo Bank,
the Naked Butcher and
the Breadwinner Bakehouse, and to the many
friends, relatives and associates who gave generously or purchased rafe
tickets, hot dogs, or health
snacks. It was a wonderful
experience, and they could
not have done it without
the support.
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Enjoy Margaret River's Burch Family Wines
by Frank Smith
WITH MORE than 150 wineries in WA it is hard to
choose a best 10. I have chosen a selection that are
worth a visit, either because of their location, or their
interest to tourists or the quality of their wine.
My favourites are:
Houghton’s vineyard in the Swan Valley has been
around since 1836 when three army ofcers rst
bought the land. In 1937 Jack Mann created Houghton
White Burgundy which is still highly popular today as
Houghton White Classic, but with newer stable mates.
Enjoy the historical atmosphere.
Myattseld Winery in the Bickley Valley specialises
in traditional Spanish and Portuguese grape varieties.
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for interesting parcels of fruit. Their plantings of Durif
(sometimes known as Shiraz on steroids) are the rst
in WA.
Peel Estate, Karnup rst planted Shiraz vines in
1973 followed by eight other varieties. The colonial style
winery is set in a magnicent environment dominated
by Tuart trees. Visitors can observe the daily activities
of the winery from the mezzanine tasting area or veg
out on the spacious lawn that includes a large barbecue
area.
Cape Mentelle was one of the rst wineries in Margaret River when the Hohnen brothers planted vines in
1970. Cape Mentelle started small with just 16 hectares
of vines planted with a range of grape varieties to see
what grew best. Find out for yourself at the cellar door.
Millbrook Winery is a boutique winery located in the
historic town of Jarrahdale. An orchard where grape
vines were rst planted in 1860. Current owners Peter
and Lee Fogarty grow vines on the steep slopes and run
an orchard, as well as an heirloom vegetable garden, olive grove and lakes.
Robert and Donna Diletti’s Castle Rock Estate nestles
on the eastern slopes of the Porongurup mountain range
and is named after a prominent nearby landmark. The
vineyard has a cool and elevated northerly aspect, resulting in intensely avoured wines. The views are to die for.
Galafrey Wines of Mt Barker is managed by mother
and daughter team Linda and Kim Tyrer, who maintain
a hands-on role. All wines are dry grown, nurtured and
bottled on the estate. Galafrey excels in producing small
batches of distinctive and consistently exceptional wines
through commitment to producing fruit of the highest
quality.
Howard Park has rebranded itself as Burch Family
Wines. It has recently built an educational tasting facility, called the wine chapel at its winery in Margaret River
to cater for the growing number of Chinese tourists. The
building was designed on Feng Shui principles to create an environment where Chai, the life force, can ow
smoothly.
Matilda’s Meadow, now Rockcliffe Estate, Denmark
originated as a seven hectare apple orchard. In the late
1980’s, a local family acquired the property and commenced the planting of dry grown vines. Steve Hall rebranded it as Rockcliffe Estate and refurbished the cellar
door, art gallery and restaurant.
Salitage, Pemberton is owned by John and Jenny Horgan who founded one of the pioneer Margaret vineyards
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Almost every minute of
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bewildering series of activities for which teams earn
points, the team with the
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Geraldton: Locals are
spoilt for choice, with plenty
of very good tailor and mulloway shing options close
to town. The S-Bend area
to the north is great for both
species and this is one place
where dhush are regularly
caught from shore. Port
Denison marina occasionally turns on excellent mulloway shing from the rock
wall.
Swan River: An amazing
waterway that offers quality black bream shing year
round, great wading for athead in summer, mulloway
in the deep holes around
Mosman in autumn, heaps
of tailor in the lower reaches
from November onwards
and occasional exciting sessions on giant herring up to a
metre long in early summer.
Rottnest Island: Small
boat shing around the island can be great for herring and King George whiting. Big salmon schools
turn up along the south side
and at West End in autumn
and reefy outcrops often
hold schools of big, armstretching yellowtail kings.
Sanctuary zones have made
shore shing much more difcult these days but there are
some good spots accessible
by bike that turn up big tailor, herring, skippy and King
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ALONG WA’s vast coastline there are so many wonderful shing spots. There
are probably hundreds that
I haven’t been privileged
to visit, so any top 10 list is
bound to be subjective. The
following are just some of
the places that have provided
me with countless hours of
pleasure and unforgettable
shing. Most of these are
spots that have drawn me
back time and time again
and will probably continue
to do so as long as I have the
strength to cast and wind in
that big one.
Exmouth: Undisputed
game and sport shing
capital of the West Coast.
Wonderful light tackle sport
shing in the gulf and inside
Ningaloo Reef, world class
trolling outside the reef for
mackerel, sailsh and the
like, superlative bottom shing and consistently great
marlin shing for lots of
small blacks and occasional
huge blues. Exmouth has it
all.
Kalbarri: Endless shore
shing options. Huge tailor
from the reefs close to town
and at the river mouth, mulloway along the beaches
both sides of the river, excellent rock shing along the
gorges to the south and big
black bream and yellown
whiting in the Murchison
River. The rst half of the
year is best for trolling offshore for mackerel and tuna,
with quality bottom sh year
round.
Quobba: A rock shing
paradise for the t and agile.
Big mackerel, tuna, cobia
and more for those who enjoy spinning or gas ballooning. A place to exercise caution at all times, especially
with a big swell running,
but the rewards can be mind
blowing. If ever you were
going to lose a hooked sh
to a shark, it would probably
happen here.
Gnaraloo: A favourite
among those prepared to tow
their boats along sometimes
rough roads to get to some of
the best light game and bottom shing anywhere. Big
red emperor, spangled emperor, mackerel, yellown
tuna and most other northern
species make every trip out
an adventure.
Walpole: Beautiful Nornalup Estuary and the Frankland River are ideal for
small boat shing for a range
of species. Yellown whiting are a favourite and there
is some unsurpassed sight
shing with lure and y for
black bream over the shallow ats in summer.
Esperance: The endless
white beaches of Esperance
are perfect for those who love
light 4WD shing. Salmon
schools can usually be found
somewhere at most times of
the year and big tackle-busting skippy regularly turn up
in the deeper holes. There are
King George whiting in the
sand holes among the weed
beds and plenty of bream in
the lakes around town.
Abrohlos Islands: A
place for bigger boats or
charter trips as there is no
onshore accommodation.
The trolling for mackerel
and tuna in autumn can be
brilliant and the bottom shing for dhush, snapper and
baldchin is legendary. Shallow water shing for baldchin here can be exceptional
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could get a good show of colour just metres off the sand.
This was where the majority
of our week at Coral Bay was
spent – adhering strictly to the
‘slip, slop, slap’ philosophy.
The other parks had heaps
for the kids to do, including
playgrounds and one of those
massive jumping castles.
We often tell stories of when
we were kids. If we stayed in
a caravan park our parents
would only see us before
breakfast and then at dinner
time. It was almost as if we
had gone back in time during
this week. My kids showed an
independence that I had rarely
seen before.
(Note: between all of the
adults and the elder kids in the
group, there was a constant
visual eye kept of the youngsters, even though they didn’t
know it).
Peoples Park does have
three barbecue areas and a
large camp kitchen. And even
though we had a fully equipped
kitchen, we didn’t need it. The
people we were staying with
were well set up.
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BEST WESTERN Kalgoorlie
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Shallow water baldchin shing at the Abrolhos Islands can be
exceptional but tough on tackle
I HAVE not seen anything
like Coral Bay before. When I
checked in to Peoples Park in
the recent October school holidays, I was told that I had until
the end of the week to conrm
my spot for 2016.
2016! What about 2015?
“That was booked out last
year!”
I have to admit the expectations for my stay had just risen
somewhat. If people were
booking two years in advance
for this place, it must be something special.
My accommodation for the
next week was a two-bedroom
cabin, as the van and tent sites
were all occupied as well.
There were people in every
nook and cranny of the holiday
park – yet it didn’t seem uncomfortably packed.
Firstly, the cabins. These
were neat and clean. As well
as having two bedrooms there
was also a double bunk. That
got the rst tick of approval
from the kids – something to
climb on.
Throughout the week I was
there, I don’t recall ever having
said: “Gee, I wish this cabin
had a...” And we were travelling with three kids (one of
them still in nappies).
Now it seems unfair to rate,
judge, or comment on Peoples
Park by itself. You see the entire Coral Bay joins in to add
to the holiday experience. If
you took any one aspect of the
beautiful destination away, it
wouldn’t be the same. It would
be like removing a limb.
It reminds me of Rottnest
Island in some ways. Each
morning we would walk to the
bakery and have a coffee (and
maybe something to eat).
We were travelling with
four other families who are
annual visitors to Coral Bay at
this time of the year. They converge there in time to watch the
AFL Grand Final, stay for the
NRL Grand Final the following week and for another seven
days to discuss both.
Each of us had kids, so there
was a strong and (generally)
friendly community among
them. Actually there were kids
everywhere.
Now, usually Peoples Park
would fall a rung down the
ladder because of its kids facilities. There aren’t any. But
less than 100m from the front
of the park was the beautiful
beach, which boasts a part of
Ningaloo Reef. Fish the size of
my youngest child were swimming in the shallows among
snorkelers – snorkelers who
Between the barbecue, located conveniently outside one
of their caravans and the cooking facilities they all carried
with them, we had the ability
to feed a small army, which
is pretty much what we had
to do.
The large cobia I caught
while out on a shing charter
also helped.
We even put together two of
those four-posted shade areas
to make a communal dining
area.
The Coral Bay regulars had
plenty of supplies that they had
taken with them from Perth,
but we were relying on the local shops for our groceries.
That was the one negative
of the week; the cost of provisions that had to be purchased
while in Coral Bay. I’d take
more with me next time.
However, there wasn’t
much you couldn’t buy and
as well as having the Coral
Bay supermarket (which was
for sale) Peoples Park also has
several stores located in its car
park, one of which sells groceries.
Another was a terric little
alfresco restaurant that was full
day and night. So, needless to
say, we’re booked for a return
visit in 2016.
Coral Bay is more than
1100km from Perth and it
takes about 12.5 hours to drive
there.
There are ights between
Perth and Learmonth (Exmouth). It then takes about two
hours to drive to Coral Bay, or
you can organise to be picked
up by Coral Bay Tours.
Visit www.peopleparkcoralbay.com.au or www.visitningaloo.com.au/our-region/
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ADVERTISING FEATURE
Qantas Regional Services Business Class Review
From left to right; Enjoy reduced travel time when you journey to Kalgoorlie via Qantas - food and beverage is available inight - Check in with ease
by Chris Frame
AT JUST under 600km east of Perth, Kalgoorlie is far enough away to make ying
the best option. Getting there by air reduced
a six hour journey by car to one hour, ve
minutes.
With Qantas’ three daily return ights,
getting to and from the mining city is a
breeze.
It may seem indulgent to y business
class for a 65 minute service, however with
many repeat business travellers, particularly
those associated with the mining companies
in Kalgoorlie, frequent ying in economy
can get uncomfortable.
Travellers seeking business class should
be aware that the red roo operates both Qantas and QantasLink services on this route.
While the Qantas service (that I ew) is
aboard a 737-838 aircraft with a business
class cabin, the QantasLink 717-200 services on this route offer only an economy
cabin.
Virgin Australia now operates E90 services on the Perth – Kalgoorlie run (replacing the older F100’s), so Qantas has competition for passengers seeking a seat in the
pointy end for the rst time since Ansett
collapsed.
So let’s check it out.
Check In and Lounge:
A QF ight out of Perth means you’ll
check in using Qantas’ excellent Next Gen-
eration Check In. This system is intuitive
and saves time waiting in queues, which is a
real benet to me.
There is also a self-service bag-drop. I
wasn’t checking any luggage in, but having used the system before it’s also easy and
simple to use. There are staff on standby if
you need a hand.
However, if you prefer the older face-toface style check in, and you hold a Platinum
One, Platinum or Gold Qantas Frequent
Flyer Card, there is an option of a traditional
check in at Perth.
The Qantas Club at Perth domestic airport is large with a full suite of services.
These include a bar and barista offering,
food buffet, business centre (with iMac’s
that operate both Windows 7 and OSX) and
plenty of seating although FIFO ights prior
to 9am can make the lounge very crowded.
Seat:
The cabin of this 737 was of the classic style (before the Boeing Sky Interior)
though it was tted with the newer Marc
Newson/Recaro seat, which includes Panasonic Audio Video on Demand (AVOD).
While regular Qantas travellers may
dread seeing this seat on the longer A330
east/west coast services (laid out as 2-3-2
as opposed to a 2-2-2 SkyBed or Silverwing conguration), for the 737 I was actually pleased to see the Recaro seat. It looks
modern and comfortable, and given it had
AVOD to keep me entertained for the short
What it lacked in appearance it made up in
taste and was actually very satisfying.
To end the meal service, tea & coffee
was offered. I choose coffee (which was
ltered). It came with a small Lindt milk
chocolate.
Entertainment and Service:
Having access to the Panasonic AVOD
system was a great benet for passengers on
this service. Granted, it’s only an hour in the
air, but for regulars on this run, it’s a great
way to pass the time.
On this aircraft, the AVOD monitors are
on the seatback, meaning you can access
Qantas’ inight entertainment the entire
time you are aboard the aircraft.
The system is set to only offer options
that can be watched in entirety during the
short ight – meaning no movies, which
makes sense. Options included TV, Radio
and Flight Path, as well as a kids selection
for those travelling with children.
I checked out the TV options, found
‘Comedy on Q’ and ended up watching an
episode of Modern Family. There’s plenty
of other choice though, with many genres
also available including documentaries, the
‘IQ’ channel and news.
Business Class passengers were given
a pair of noise-reducing (not noise-cancelling) headphones, which worked well on
this service and the sound quality was good.
Being seated ahead of the engines also helps
keep the cabin quiet.
The cabin crew on this ight were excellent. On boarding I was greeted by name,
attentively looked after during the ight and
the farewell was done with a genuine smile.
Summary:
The service on this ight was excellent,
with a fast and efcient, yet friendly and
personalised experience.
Having an aircraft that had the newer
seating, with personalised AVOD and laptop power was another bonus, and really
made the ight seem a bit more special than
usual.
The food presentation was good, but
sadly lacked an alternative choice.
I’d recommend Qantas’ 737 business
class to Kalgoorlie for the frequent traveller
who wants a bit of extra comfort. I would
try and choose this cabin and aircraft over
the 717, particularly if doing the ight often.
Features
The best: The Marc Newson/Recaro
seats that include Panasonic Audio Video on
Demand (AVOD).
The worst: The meal, small and not
overly appetising.
The Wow Factor: The crew – they were
excellent.
My scores:
Seat: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Meal: 3/5
Entertainment: 5/5
Overall: 4/5
New Year’s Eve at Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Paradise
Motor
Inn
Friendly & Affordable
ight, I was happy!
There are three rows in the Qantas 737
Business Class cabin set out in a 2-2 conguration. Each seat offers 38 inches of pitch.
Given I am 197cm (6’5”) tall, this seat pitch
is ample if the person in front doesn’t recline. If they do, then it can get a bit squashy.
The seat is 22” wide, which feels generous for a single aisle aircraft, while the tray
table is very thin, and neatly folded into the
armrest offering maximum space. The table
is wide enough for my Macbook Air to sit
comfortably on, and in-seat power means
you can keep your tech charged during the
ight.
Meal:
Lunch was offered on this service, and
was served after an initial drinks run (I opted for a sparkling white).
The offering was a prosciutto salad,
which sadly didn’t work so well for me as I
don’t like prosciutto. Given there was only
one choice of meal on this ight (catering
glitch), I’d recommend anyone who is fussy
about which meats they eat to select the
vegetarian option in ‘Manage your booking’ through Qantas.com before your ight.
The cabin supervisor was very apologetic and offered to grab me an economy
meal, but I wasn’t overly hungry so I gave
it a miss.
The meal came with a warm bread roll,
as well as a second drink service and water.
Also included on the tray was a small cake.
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family overlooking the ocean at the Rendezvous Hotel.
The evening will include live entertainment, free owing canapés and fork food,
four and half hour beverage package and
breathtaking views.
The menu includes antipasto and sushi
platters, a selection of canapés including
oysters, smoked salmon, prawn and chorizo
tostada, chicken satays, arancini balls, and
pork belly.
The fork food selection includes barra-
Accommodation
mundi, beef and chicken and there is a dessert
selection and a late night supper as well.
The evening commences at 8pm. Guests
will enjoy seeing in 2015 from the hotel.
Book a night’s accommodation and really
make it a special start to the new year.
WIN WIN WIN
To be in the draw to win a double pass to the
Rendezvous’s New Year’s Eve Party worth
$300, simply email [email protected]
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Relax
SENIOR’S DISCOUNT - $130 including full buffet breakfast
Quality Inn Railway Motel & Function Centre
(Opposite the railway station)
HAGN#031/273
51 Forrest St, Kalgoorlie Freecall 1800 055 249
E: [email protected]
www. railwaymotel.com.au www.choicehotels.com.au
HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
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ADVERTISING FEATURE
Have a Go News’ top five Perth hotels
Cascade Tours Christmas Tour
Crown Metropol Pool
IN THE last few years Perth hotels have
made great leaps ahead with food, service,
refurbishments and availability.
Here we pick our Top 5 hotels in Perth.
No 1 – Crown Metropol
After extensive renovations throughout
the hotel and grounds, the Metropol is the
jewel in Perth’s crown. Superbly appointed rooms and a stunning resort pool with
access to some of Perth’s best restaurants
and the casino – Metropol is a world class
hotel and deserves its number one rating.
http://www.crownperth.com.au/hotelsspa/crown-metropol-perth/about
No 2 – Rendezvous Grand Hotel
Scarborough
The Rendezvous at Scarborough really
has come into the 21st century with excel-
lent refurbished rooms, a quality restaurant and service all served up with some of
Perth’s best ocean views.
www.tfehotels.com/.../rendezvous-hotels/rendezvous-hotel-perth- scarborough
No 3 – Esplanade Hotel – Fremantle
This iconic Fremantle hotel offers quality
accommodations in the port city. Hotel group
Rydges operate the hotel. The hotel offers
good size rooms, two restaurants and free wifi
and one of the highlights of the accommodations is their dream beds. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the Sunday afternoon high tea.
http://www.rydges.com/accommodation/
perth-wa/esplanade-hotel-fremantle-by-rydges/welcome/
No 4 – Fraser Suites Hotel
Apartment style accommodation is be-
coming a popular option for guests these
days and offers greater flexibility for catering. If you love cricket then this is the
perfect place to stay for a bird’s eye view
to the WACA.
http://perth.frasershospitality.com/en
No 5 – Assured Apartment Ascot
Quays
This hidden gem meanders down the
banks of the Swan River and offers a
unique spot for guests to enjoy the Swan
River. A perfect spot for a wedding or
function by the pool or slip away for
a weekend of indulgence in one of the
spa suites. Don’t miss dining at 150 East
Riverside Bar Restaurant, the food is sublime.
http://www.assuredhotels.com.au/
CHRISTMAS is the ideal
time to develop your interest
in metal detecting. You can
get everything that you need at
Reeds Prospecting Supplies in
Bellevue.
Reed’s friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you
understand the different detectors and how to get started in
the bush. They will also help
you make easy sense of the
rules and obligations. You will
CASTLE HOTEL
“The oldest inland Hotel in WA”
Comfortable airconditioned motel suites, and
traditional hotel accommodation along
with excellent conference facilities,
Thirsty Camel drive thru bottle shop,
bistro and public bars. BBQ and swimming pool.
95-97 Avon Tce, York 9641 1007
[email protected]
www.castlehotel.com.au
Lic No. 6010009910
NORSEMAN
The Gateway to Western Australia
feel confident to get going and
begin your prospecting adventure in no time.
The staff at Reeds Prospecting will help you get the best
deals and products to maximise your detecting success.
There are plenty of exciting
Christmas deals and specials
available, so now is the perfect time to purchase metal
detecting equipment. Buy for
someone you love, or for your-
self and make the most of the
Christmas specials.
Phone or visit Reeds Prospecting Supplies to ensure that
you have a merry detecting
Christmas.
Reeds Prospecting Supplies, 25B Helen Street, Bellevue WA 6250
PH: 9250 3388, email:
[email protected]
au, or www.reedsprospecting.
com.au
Gnowangerup B&B
100
$
per night twin share
with full breakfast
Madonna Rock - Historical mineral springs and pool
Ned Kelly wood carving - Malleefowl carving - Wildflowers
56 Yougenup Rd, Gnowangerup
9827 1278 or 0427 903 149
THE OLD CONVENT
DALWALLINU
HAGN#104/273
CRAWFORD HOUSE B&B
A delightful Art Deco home charmingly refurbished,
situated within 5km of Perth City. Convenient to both
airports, interstate and intrastate trains and
public transport to many attractions.
Close to Edith Cowan University, parks, gardens, tennis,
golf and character pubs and cafes with cosmopolitan fare
catering for all tastes. On Trip Advisor.
303 Crawford Rd, Inglewood PH 9272 5305
Email: [email protected]
www.bnb-perth-inglewood.com
ing tour with fun and games
on board the coach, home
pick ups and returns and a
chance to catch up with old
friends and meet new ones.
Cascade Tours has 20 years
experience in the coach industry, including providing seniors day tours. They are proud
of their friendly, professional
and caring service.
For further details contact
Cascade Tours on 0421 306
734 or 9378 994 (evenings) or
visit www.cascadetours.net.
HAGN#110/273
to be popular with visitors to
Perth who are looking for a
local wildlife experience is
the Good Food, Wine and
Wildlife package which includes the morning Good
Food and Wine Trail plus admission to Caversham Wildlife Park.
Pick up locations for the
tours include the Welling-
HAGN#106/273
• Nullabor Links Golf Course - the world’s longest golf course
• Tin Camels
- a tribute to the Camel Trains that carried mail and freight
• Beacon Hill - Enjoy a walk trail and panoramic views of Norseman
• Phoenix Tailings Dump
- resembles a topless pyramid and contains gold
• Granite Woodlands Discovery Trail - 16 interpretive sites, offers
opportunities for camping, bushwalking, exploring granite rock
formations and viewing spring wildflowers
• Pack a BBQ picnic and take the 28 km heritage trail to explore
Dundas Rocks’ huge ancient boulders and rock formations.
• Hyden Rock - enjoy the rock’s walks, surrounding flora and fauna.
• Bromus Dam - free camping area with bushwalks, lots to explore
or a great place to have a BBQ or picnic.
• Mt Jimberlana - 5km east of town, offering spectacular views from
the top with a picnic area at the base.
• Phoenix Park - educational, historical and is close to the town centre
Ideally located 1km south of Dalwallinu town site
on 50 acres of beautiful countryside...
The Old Convent has 11 guest rooms available; king
single, queen or king with shared ablution facilities.
Each room has tea and coffee facilities, a bar fridge and
tv. Continental breakfast included (cooked breakfasts
and evening meals will incur additional charges).
Other facilities; large function room, pool, pool table,
bar facilities, mini golf course, BBQ area, second hand
book exchange, *wifi available.
We also cater for different types of functions.
BOOKINGS 9661 1551 or 0428 663 015
Email [email protected]
www.theoldconventdalwallinu.com.au
HAGN#116/273
HAGN#105/273
WELL KNOWN Swan Valley professional tour guide
Loris Harding (pictured
above) has now put her passion for good food and her
knowledge of the Swan Valley into a new venture called
Taste Bud Tours.
Taste Bud Tours introduce
a new concept into the Swan
Valley called ‘Speed Grazing’.
Loris is a passionate tour
guide and has received many
awards for her innovation in
delivering a unique service for
visitors to the Swan Valley.
In this year’s Western Australian Tourism Awards Loris
took out the coveted FACET
Golden Guide Award which
honours her as the best in her
field.
Congratulations to Loris
and Taste Bud Tours for her
ground-breaking and unique
tours which she personally
delivers to guests.
Speed Grazing allows visitors to explore the Valley with
a small personalised tour between 14 – 16 guests visiting
10 of the regions most delicious locations and enjoying
more than 25 different tasting
experiences in an exciting and
fun filled half day tour.
The morning tour is the
Good Food and Wine Trail
and visits Yahava Koffee
Works, Cape Lavender, Mago
Coffee, Windarra Honey, Oggies Icecream and English
Sweet Shop, Valenti’s on the
Brook (weekends) or Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (midweek), Windy Creek Estate,
Mondo Nougat, Morish Nuts
and Whistler’s Chocolates.
The afternoon tour is the
Good Food, Wine and Beer
Trail and features visits to Yahava Koffee Works, Margaret
River Chocolate Co, Cape
Lavender, Mago Coffee, Jarrah Ridge Wines, The House
of Honey, Mondo Nougat,
Morish Nuts, a roadside farm
stall, Ironbark Brewery and
the World’s Healthiest Juice
Co and Naked Bakery.
Another tour which is sure
ton Tourist Coach Stand or
in Guildford opposite the
Swan Valley Visitor Centre in
Meadow Street
For further information call
0412 244 201 or visit www.
tastebudtours.com.au
WIN WIN WIN
To be in the draw to win a
Speed Grazing the Swan Valley Tour for four (4) people
valued at $340 simply send an
email including your name
and contact details with Speed
Grazing in the subject line to
[email protected]eagonews.com.au
or send an envelope to Taste
Bud Tours Competition – C/Have a Go News – PO Box
1042, West Leederville 6901.
Please include your name,
address and phone number
on the reverse side. Only over
45s eligible and competition
closes 10/1/15.
with their families and the
group can still enjoy dinner
together.
Then travel to Albany staying at the Le Grande Motel
for three nights. Take in the
sights of Albany, visiting the
toffee factory and other places
of interest in Denmark and
Albany.
The tour includes all
cooked breakfasts and dinners, some lunches and home
made morning tea each day.
This is a friendly and relax-
Go for gold this Christmas
HAGN#102/273
“Speed Grazing” in the Swan Valley
AT CASCADES they believe
no one should spend Christmas alone, so come and join
the Christmas tour (24-29 December). This will take you to
the Gloucester Motel in Pemberton for two nights, enjoying the best buffet Christmas
lunch in WA followed by a
trip to the 100 year old forest
amongst other attractions.
Dinner will be a barbecue
at the motel cooked by your
crew. This is so the motel staff
can spend Christmas night
Shire of Northam - Northam Visitor Centre
2 Grey Street, Northam WA T: 9622 2100 F: 9622 5490
E: [email protected] www.northam.wa.gov.au
Located in the picturesque Avon Valley, Northam is home to a range of tourist
and heritage attractions.
Call in and learn about our:
• Tours and walking trails
• Popular Migrants Display
• Wide range of gifts and souvenirs
• Diverse cultural history
• Aboriginal and Environmental Interpretive Centre
• Cafes & restaurants, special events and activities.
• Historic buildings, museums, galleries
Relax by the Avon River and walk across Australia’s longest pedestrian
suspension bridge to view the white swans on the river.
Other local attractions include horse racing, hot air ballooning and wineries.
Transwa’s AvonLink Train
Midland to Toodyay and Northam
Ask
about our 50%
concession fares
for Seniors, WA
Pensioners and
Students
Tickets available
on-board (cash only)
or book by telephoning
1300 662 205 or visit:
East Perth Booking
Counter
Public Transport Centre,
West Parade, East Perth
Relax and take in the beautiful scenery of the Avon Valley region when
travelling on Transwa’s comfortable AvonLink service, inclusive of large
windows, footrests, power for personal computers and free WiFi.
Expansion of AvonLink Services
From 1 December 2014 Transwa will operate 14 return
services per week, including a Saturday service. Connect with
suburban Transperth services and board the AvonLink train
from Midland Station to travel to Toodyay and Northam. The
MerredinLink service will continue to operate on Wednesdays.
Transwa SmartCommuter Card
Frequent AvonLink travellers can take advantage of the Transwa
SmartCommuter Card from 1 January 2015* and save 35%
on standard fares. The membership card will make frequent
travel on Transwa services a more affordable and convenient
customer experience. Application forms are now available from
Transwa Booking Centres at Armadale Station, East Perth Station
and Midland Station or online at www.transwa.wa.gov.au.
*conditions apply
AvonLink Timetable
Mon-Fri
Northam
Toodyay
Midland
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Mon, Tue,
Thu, Fri
AVM6
4.00pm
4.20pm
5.20pm
Sat
AVM8
8.30am
8.50pm
9.50pm
Midland
Toodyay
Northam
Mon, Tue,
Thu, Fri
MAV1
8.15am
9.10am
9.35am
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AVM2
6.30am
6.50am
7.50am
Mon, Tue,
Thu, Fri
AVM4
10.00am
10.20am
11.20am
RA
Public Transport
Authority
Transwa we’re going your way
Mon, Tue,
Thu, Fri
MAV3
2.00pm
2.55pm
3.20pm
Mon-Fri
Sat
MAV5
5.50pm
6.45pm
7.10pm
MAV7
3.35pm
4.30pm
4.55pm
FOOD & WINE
...eat, drink and be merry...
without any added fat, to provide perfect protein dishes.
Wrapping meat and poultry
in foil ensures these foods
remain moist and avoursome. Remember to marinate
in your favourite avourings
and don’t be afraid to sprinkle
lavishly with fragrant summer herbs such as basil, coriander and thyme.
Colourful, crunchy salads
are a ‘must’ on the menu
list. Combine a range of
fresh leafy greens such as
baby spinach or watercress
with savoury vegetables and
sweet fruits. Avocado adds a
creamy texture while toasted
nuts make a creative, crunchy
addition. Almonds, peanuts
or cashew nuts and precooked beans or chickpeas
are superb combined in fresh
green salads.
Place slices of fresh orange, lemon and lime between layers of ice and top
with your Christmas seafood.
This will give colour to the
dish and will also prevent the
seafood from absorbing any
water.
A bowl of red cherries
makes a great table centrepiece and is indeed a treat
for the senses. Incorporating
in-season fruits such as stone
fruits, grapes, berries and
melons into desserts makes
a healthy alternative to the
traditional hot Christmas pudding and custard. Finishing
the meal with fresh fruit is a
refreshing change that will
cleanse the palate and aid in
digestion – just what we all
need!
And to sip – try a refreshing lime and soda over ice
tweaked with a fresh mint
leaf!
Try these light and tasty
treats for a healthy Christmas…
Brought to you by Fresh
Finesse Fresh Food Promotions – www.freshf.com.au
Avocado and tomato salad with fetta
These beautiful colours will reect the
Christmas spirit
1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded
1 avocado, peeled, deseeded, sliced
2 Lebanese cucumbers, diced
½ cos lettuce, washed, shredded
200g button mushrooms
4 spring onions, sliced
10 cocktail tomatoes, quartered
200g fetta cheese, cubed
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Wines to have with the barbecue
by Frank Smith
TRADITIONAL Aussie barbecues demand gutsy red wines.
A good example is the Angullong
2013 Fossil Hill Shiraz Viognier from
Orange, NSW. It has a satisfying deep
purple/red colour and an aroma of spice
and pepper with red and dark berries and
a touch of savoury meatiness to go with
steak or snaggers.
The pallet is rich with layers of red
and dark berries, balanced oakiness and
dusty tannins which will continue to
improve if you decide to cellar it. RRP
- $24.
Another staple from Orange is the
Printhe Mountain range merlot. Unlike
a lot of merlots, the wine is intensely
aromatic with plenty of character. It has
aromas of ripe fruit including red berries,
cassis and a hint of oral, almost Turkish delight avours. Gentle maturation
in oak has given the wine a subtle touch
of cedar. It is ready for drinking now but
will mature in the cellar for up to ve
years. Beware of a high 14.5 per cent
alcohol. RRP - $20.
Another merlot for barbecues is Tyrrells Lost Block 2013 Merlot. The lost
block is so called because the vigneron
forgot to harvest it one year. It has now
What's fresh
STRINGLESS BEANS: When you’re unsure just what the
temperature will be, these are a good choice as they are equally good hot or at room temperature. They go exceptionally
well with Mediterranean avours. Toss beans with olives, feta
cheese and slow-roasted tomatoes, nishing with a drizzle of
extra virgin olive oil for a colourfully appropriate platter to
take along to a Christmas barbecue.
Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Mango icecream sundae
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4 scoops vanilla icecream
1/4 cup raspberry or strawberry puree
2 tablespoon roasted almonds to serve
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Serves: 2
WHITE FLESH NECTARINES: Sweet, juicy and oh-sofragrant, white nectarines are about as close as you’ll ever get
to fruit perfection. Layer them in a large bowl and make them
the centrepiece of your festive table. For dessert, thickly slice
and serve with good-quality vanilla ice-cream and toasted
almonds. Store nectarines at room temperature (they can be
transferred to the fridge when totally ripe) and handle them
very carefully as they bruise easily.
BUTTON MUSHROOMS: These tiny mushrooms are the
perfect size for popping into summer salads, pizzas and easy
pasta dishes. There’s no need to wash them, just brush any
dirt off and trim the stems a little. Button mushrooms make
fantastic entertaining nibbles; simply marinate whole mushrooms for 30 minutes in olive oil, white wine vinegar and a
touch of sugar, then toss with fresh herbs. Serve as nger food
with toothpicks or as part of a buffet with wedges of toasted
Turkish bread.
MANGOES: Now is the time to indulge your taste for the
tropics, with the Ord River mango season in full ight. Most
people will wish for no more than to slice each ‘cheek’ from
the at stone, cut a diamond pattern in the esh and ex the
mango half to turn the sweet esh outwards. Eat as is, or slice
the dices away from the skin to add to salads. Mango, avocado, coriander and a squeeze of lime juice are a particularly
good combination.
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DIVIDE the sliced mango into individual
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spoon over the berry puree. Garnish with
roasted almonds if you like.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
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been rediscovered and is producing excellent fruit for quality wines.
This wine is a vibrant purple red in
colour with a lifted nose of dark berry
and currants. A subtle amount of oak
tannins balances the soft fresh fruit avours.
It is ready for drinking today but will
continue to develop for a further ve
years. RRP - $17.99.
But for those who prefer a white
wine, Angullong 2014 Vermentino may
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As the climate gets hotter and drier
we will probably hear more about this
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The wine is pale straw in colour with
a slight green hue. The aroma displays
honeysuckle, citrus/lime and tropical
fruits complemented by subtle fresh cut
herbs. The palate is full of avour, with
tastes of mixed pear, apple and tropical
fruits. This fruity lusciousness is balanced by natural acidity, grassy overtones and minerality.
Tyrrells Lost Block 2014 Sauvignon
Blanc exhibits a wonderfully fragrant
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balanced by a hint of grassiness and a
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PLACE capsicum under grill until skin turns
black and bubbles. Plunge into cold water
immediately. Peel skin and slice capsicum
esh into strips. Combine avocado, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, spring onions and
cocktail tomatoes. Fold in fetta. Whisk together parmesan, olive oil and lemon juice.
Drizzle over salad. Divide into four salad
bowls. Serve with fresh crusty bread.
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Light on for Christmas
CHRISTMAS is certainly
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FOOD & WINE
HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
...eat, drink and be merry...
ADVERTISING FEATURE
Vince Garreffa’s
Angels and devils on horseback
Festive pork
THESE ARE wonderful
nibbles to serve hot with
drinks on a warm evening.
I don’t know when devils
on horseback were invented
but angels on horseback
appeared in Mrs Beaton’s
Cookbook, which was rst
published in 1861. This has
blown me away. May we all
say a silent thank you to Mrs
Beaton every time we cook
either dish as I’m sure devils
are a version of the original
angels.
Ingredients for 6
Angels
12 plum oysters
12 trimmed bacon tails
1 tablespoon ne chopped basil
1 tablespoon ne chopped Italian parsley
1 tablespoon ne chopped dill
12 fried bread squares 3cm x 3cm
juice of one lemon
toothpicks
freshly cracked black pepper
extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Devils
12 pitted prunes
12 trimmed bacon tails
2 tablespoons ne chopped lemon thyme
12 fried bread squares 3cm x 3cm
toothpicks
freshly cracked black pepper
Method
Let’s get the devils out of the way rst. Lay out the bacon tails long enough to wrap around
each prune. Cover bacon with lemon thyme then place a prune on it and roll up, securing with
a toothpick and dust with black pepper. Set aside in fridge.
Now the angels…
Lay out the bacon tails, same length as for the devils. Cover the bacon with a mix of basil,
parsley and dill and then sprinkle with black pepper. Place an oyster on each and roll up carefully and secure with a toothpick. Now set aside in the fridge.
When ready shallow fry your bread squares in extra virgin olive oil until golden on both
sides and rest on absorbent paper. Next the devils go into a hot oven, 175ºC on a tray for 10 -15
minutes until the bacon is nicely coloured. They can now be served on the crunchy fried bread.
At the same time the angels should be put in a non-stick frypan with two tablespoons of
EVOO and fried, turning over occasionally until the bacon is cooked and a little coloured. Take
pan off the heat and drizzle lemon juice over the angels, then serve immediately on fried bread
squares.
Garnish angels with super thin slices of sliced lemon; the devils can stay plain.
...
Letters to fa
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Vin ce Garr
IF YOU want a particular recipe of mine, don’t hesitate
to drop me a line at Have a Go News.
Address your enquiry to Vince Garreffa
c/- Have a Go News PO Box 1042
West Leederville 6901, or email your question to
[email protected]
Please include your telephone number so I can call you!
EASY, luscious, tasty, colourful and festive, it’s all you
would want from our great free range West Australian
pork.
Ingredients for 4 - 6 people
1kg free range pork sirloin cut open 1cm thick into a
sheet for rolling
Western Australian organic lake salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Ingredients for lling
1 small onion
15 fresh basil leaves
100g dried cranberries (soak in hot water for 10 minutes)
1 cup rocket leaves
100g blue cheese
Method
Lay out your pork loin at and season with salt and pepper. Next, spread the rocket leaves evenly over the pork
and then the basil over the rocket. Now fry onion until soft,
mix the onion and cranberries together and spread over the
rocket and basil. Break up the cheese with your ngers into
about 15 pieces and spread evenly over the onion and cranberry mix. Now gently but rmly roll the pork loin into a
spiral to form a tight and evenly shaped roll and truss with
butcher’s string so that it holds it shape while cooking.
Next seal the festive roll in a hot fry pan with extra virgin olive oil for ve minutes then transfer to a moderate
oven (180ºC) and cook for approximately 40 – 60 minutes
depending on if you like your meat medium or well done.
Allow to rest for 10 minutes, remove butcher’s string then
carve.
Buon Appetito!
I take this opportunity to wish all readers a very merry
Christmas and happy New Year.
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experts in helping you choose the right bed that
is going to ensure you a good night’s sleep for
many years to come.
After years of sleeping on an antique brass
bed made in 1888 with its squeaks, ops and
creaks I decided it was time to invest in a new
bed.
I had a look around at most of the bedding
shops and as I am on a new campaign to support
local business I chose Relax Bedding instead of
a large chain store.
I really liked the way they offered advice in
the blog section of their website about how to
choose a bed correctly and the things you should
do to ensure a good selection that will provide
you with happy slumber for years to come.
When I visited the store I spent a considerable
amount of time laying down and trying out the
mattresses. Once I felt I had chosen the one I felt
the most comfortable laying on Bill said keep on
lying down for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Then it was time to choose a new bed base –
after years of my double brass bed I decided to
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I have had the best night’s sleep for the past
month and just love my new mattress and bed.
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Escape the pre-Christmas madness with song
L-R: Maureen de la Harpe, Dee Musson, Sue O’Sullivan,
Anna Wright and Chris Durrant.
WHAT’S the perfect antidote to that pre-Christmas rush?
Put down your ‘to-do’ list for a while and spend a relaxing,
foot-tapping afternoon listening to classic jazz and pop favourites
performed by Swan Harmony Singers. And, after the show, you
can enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea while chatting with choir
members.
It’s all happening on Sunday 14 December at the Salvation
Army Church Hall, 371, Morrison Road, Swan View (opposite
Swan View Primary School). There’s parking at the back of the
hall and on the street.
The program will include numbers linked forever with the
names of musical greats like Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand,
Simon and Garfunkel and Abba.
The concert starts at 2pm and afternoon tea is included in the
ticket price – $15 for adults and $12 for concessions. Groups of
10 or more $100. Children under 10 free. For more information or
to make an advance booking, call Chris Rotheram on 9298 9529
or 0435 062 728.
Swan Harmony Singers is a community choir that meets
weekly in Swan View, and warmly welcomes new members (especially men) at the beginning of the New Year.
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Take control of garden watering this Christmas
Celebrate Christmas 2014 in the
garden!
WITH CHRISTMAS just around
the corner, I am always on the lookout for the perfect gift. I am easy to
buy for with books, plants, or any-
thing to do with gardening or my
beloved football team Leeds United
gladly appreciated.
Although for many it may not
be so simple and in my case – with
three teenage daughters – it is almost impossible. Gifts for the girls
once involved pre and post Christmas sale trips where I carried their
purchases of clothes and shoes and
waited for the inevitable trying on,
changing of minds or size and colour. The chairs outside the change
rooms were always full of boyfriends, husbands and dads waiting.
A friendly nod or chat developed as
the time ticked away or we finally
resorted to our mobile phones.
The advent of on-line shopping
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now. At the click of a button, my
girls can now check out the available styles, sizes, colours, and even
runway shows without leaving the
house. The benefit for me is less
in-store pain but perhaps more pain
for my wallet, as a steady stream of
presents from companies around the
world amazingly arrive on my door-
step in less than two to three days.
At least now I can spend those days
around Christmas doing what I love
most, getting out in the garden!
For many people in the gardening
industry internet sales are increasing rapidly and internet technology
plays an important role in gardening. But for your tech savvy friends,
there may not have been too much
to interest them in gardening until
now. I have found something that
gets them excited about gardening. When I mentioned to a radio
colleague that the new Hydrawise
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he could hardly contain his excitement! Yes, I can do this from my
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The elegant and simple-to-use
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On the other hand extra watering
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The full colour touchscreen on
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There are add-ons like flow meters that allow you to monitor for
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If you are not computer savvy
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means that you can easily access
the irrigation controllers of your
rental properties, or allow for your
landscaper, gardener or reticulation
expert to access your controller information.
Or if you have a relative that
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of your own home or maybe even a
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And if you still love the feel of
a good book, here are my tips for
some of the best on-line gardening
bookstores:
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www.boffinsbookshop.com.au
www.bookdepository.com
www.dymocks.com.au/books/leisure/gardening
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Wishing you all a very merry
Christmas and a happy New Year
and I look forward to another year
of great gardening.
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Left to right; vice president, Mike Lowe, the president, Tom Yellow - The birthday cake and a view of the dance oor at Mt Yokine Bowling Club which the
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tion, and create music to be enjoyed by all who
JAZZ CLUB of WA members gathered in a very joying a huge degree of success.
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The dance oor is pleasingly crowded on most hear it.
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on 25 November and with performances by the meeting nights and a good time is being had by all
Storyville Jazz Band – under the inspirational who attend. It is good to see many of the old faces in jazz, the club meets every Tuesday evening
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most memorable evening. And what a celebration
The Jazz Club was formed some 31 years ago. Yokine, live music begins at 7.30pm and goes on
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Making super simple - what does risk tolerance mean in your portfolio?
IN OUR continuing series of articles about
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what is meant by risk tolerance. Whether
you hold your investments within a SMSF
or in your own name, the process of assessing risk tolerance should be the same.
Risk tolerance is an important factor in
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not the only one. It means different things
to different people, and it is certainly not
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to the risk of not achieving a favourable
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Most people, when consulting a financial adviser, will be given a questionnaire to complete to help determine their
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long history of making profits and paying
dividends also have a good chance of increasing in price over time. The time this
takes to occur is generally longer, but the
capacity for delivering an unrecoverable
capital loss is also reduced.
The main driver in all of this should be
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target or goal which is most suitable to
meet the needs of the individual investors. For example, if a retired couple has
a specific amount of money with which to
retire, a portfolio can usually be designed
for them to generate sufficient income to
finance their needs, often with additional
income from the aged pension, without
the need for them to draw on their capital.
This strategy should also provide the couple with the flexibility to pay for larger, irregular, expenses such as the purchase of a
new car or going on an extended holiday.
So long as the targets are realistic, the risk
here is usually not so much about generating the required income, as that is reasonably predictable in a normal economic
climate, but more about having a tolerance
to short term price movements, often as a
result of issues completely unrelated to the
particular assets held in the portfolio.
A lack of tolerance for shorter term
movements in price can lead to many
investors seeking a much more defensive portfolio, comprised mainly of cash
and term deposits. The problem with this
strategy is that although the capital doesn’t
move on a daily basis, the income return
from these investments in the current interest rate environment are unlikely to
meet their needs. This means that unless
you are able to live solely off the interest in addition to any other income you
are being paid, you are likely to have to
draw down from your capital to meet your
ongoing living expenses. Where you can’t
meet your needs within the level of risk
you are prepared to take, you either need
to accept that you will be reducing your
capital over time, or adjust your portfolio
to incorporate some investments with a
higher risk than term deposits, but a likely
higher return. This is a balancing act, but
once you have an understanding of what
you want and what you need to do to
achieve it, your comfort level with your
portfolio over the medium to longer term
should increase. It should also be remembered that your risk tolerance and needs
can change over time, so you should always reassess your investment strategy if
this occurs.
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a home tailored for over 55s
complete with open plan living areas, European appliances, fitted carpets and window
treatments.
Because we haven’t duplicated Mandurah’s excellent
recreation facilities our prices
are around half those of similar lifestyle villages, which
with our low weekly levies allow us to utilise our resources
wisely and give residents the
best of both worlds.”
Mr May says Willow Creek
Mews has been designed to
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home with the latest technological advantages relating to
acoustics, energy efficiency
and sustainability.
“When it comes to design,
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Villas have a huge double
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“No other village is compliant with AS 4288 and 4299
and this means there is no
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in home care,” Mr May said.
“The number of retirees
having to downsize two or
three times because they fail
to realise that their mobility
will deteriorate over the years
is alarming.
“The stress and financial
cost involved in buying and
selling several times make it
so important that you make
the right decision on a home
that will suit your needs for
later in life, rather than just for
now.
“High exit fees from many
retirement villages can make
moving prohibitive. If purchasers combine realistic
expectations with careful
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a new home, in a secure environment that will enhance
their retirement rather than
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“But don’t leave retirement
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you must think for the long
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facilities you will never use.
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“This type of service becomes ever more important
later in life,” he said.
A display villa is open at
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CHRISTMAS SHOULD see
Willow Creek Mews Retirement Village in Mandurah
sold out and fully operational.
“With construction almost
complete it looks like Christmas celebrations this year will
be with a full house”, said
Louis May director of the village management company.
“Sales have been positive
throughout construction and
shows our decision to provide
a modern, well designed and
attractive home priced from
$140,000 was the right one,
because it leaves plenty of
spare cash for our residents to
enjoy their leisure time. And
that is what makes an enjoyable retirement.
“Our purchase program
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Rev cycle air conditioner
in lounge
Storeroom
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The Open Advice Review program is fair, transparent and independent. It’s a demonstration of our
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What you can expect
- An assessment of the advice you received by a specialist team.
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To participate in the program, visit commbank.com.au/openadvice or call us on 1800 507 281 to register or
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
PROPERTY & FINANCE
ADVERTISING FEATURE
WA Seniors missing out on suitable housing
Professor Eileen Webb and Associate Professor
Aviva Freilich
by Frank Smith
HAVING a secure home base is especially important as we age, but some seniors are falling through
the cracks according to a study by University of WA
Consumer Research unit.
Professor Eileen Webb and her co-authors Associate Professor Aviva Freilich, Pnina Levine and
Ben Travia conducted interviews and focus groups
with seniors and their family members, friends and
representatives from organisations working with
seniors in the housing area.
“The insights they provided were invaluable.
They took this project from being a sterile piece of
academic work to research that, we hope, demonstrates the human face of housing issues affecting
older people in Western Australia,” Professor Webb
said.
She said the main areas of concern are the need to
prepare seniors to make informed accommodation
decisions and the need for stronger laws, particularly in relation to more marginal forms of accommodation.
“For example, in some cases older people can be
evicted on a whim,” she said.
The study found that bullying by landlords, housing management and, sometimes other residents, is
rife. Some seniors in rental accommodation are too
frightened to ask for repairs to be done for fear of
rent rises or eviction.
The report said older long-term tenants should be
protected from eviction even if the landlord wanted
to sell a property.
Homeless seniors or those living in boarding and
lodging accommodation are the most vulnerable.
They have little or no legal protection and yet their
numbers were growing, she said.
“While the resource boom brought years of
prosperity for some, for many – especially those on
lower and fixed incomes – the rising cost of living
became problematic.”
“Housing and rental prices soared and many
people who had rented for many years found themselves unable to afford to stay in their homes or
meet rising rental costs.
“Even those seniors who want to downsize face
difficulties regarding supply, location, price and
amenity.
“As people age, housing security is of considerable importance and the downside of the changing
economic circumstances was, in our view, falling
disproportionately on older people,” she said.
The report found that the two areas of most
pressing need for legislative intervention were family accommodation agreements and enduring powers of attorney.
“These areas are responsible for huge losses for
older people, including the loss of their home, but
there is little formal legal protection and, if the matter has to be pursued in the court, the costs are prohibitive,” she said.
The report called upon the State Government to
provide a standard form to cover family accommodation arrangements such as granny flats. All such
agreements should be in writing and there should
be penalties for financial abuse of the older person.
The research was commissioned by the Council
on the Ageing Western Australia (COTA WA) and
funded by Lotterywest. The full report will be available online early next year.
SECRET HARBOUR CAROLS IN THE PARK
Sunday 14 December
4pm -8pm
Secret Harbour Primary School Oval, Maratea Parade
All ages. Free entry
MOSMAN COMMUNITY CAROLS
BY CANDLELIGHT
Monday 15 December, 6.30pm at Manners Park.
Bring a picnic to enjoy, also please bring a donation of
non perishable food for the Salvos Christmas Appeal.
JOONDALUP CHRISTMAS HARMONY
14 December, 2pm-3pm
City of Joondalup Civic Chambers
102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup
All ages/Family. Cost $12
CITY OF FREMANTLE CANDLELIGHT
CAROLS
Sunday 21 December, Gates open 6pm, Carols 7pm
Fremantle Arts Centre, South Lawn
Running time 70mins. Free admission
Gold coin donation welcome
CITY OF BELMONT CAROLS IN THE PARK
Friday 12 December, 6pm to 9pm
Faulkner Park, Cloverdale
Enjoy the carols and spectacular fireworks display
West Australian households at risk - 40 per cent of
home smoke alarms don’t work
SMOKE alarms are mandatory in West Australian homes – but not all
home owners have got the message.
Research by Smoke Alarms Australia, Australia’s leading and longest-running residential smoke alarms specialist reveals that more than
40 per cent of properties have a smoke alarm that does not work.
While Western Australia is the least-worst state for smoke alarm
compliance, the number of properties with defective or absent alarms
is increasing year on year – a trend that needs to be quickly reversed.
Since 2010, Smoke Alarms Australia has carried out an inspection
of more than 140,000 residential properties in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT and Western Australia – and a total of 259,000 smoke
alarms.
Of West Australian homes inspected for the first time, 34 per cent
had at least one non-working smoke alarm in 2013, rising to 41 per
cent this year. Western Australia has the lowest incidence of properties
in all states with no working alarms at all – 5 per cent in 2013, and 8
per cent in 2014.
Non-compliance among households has been rising in every state.
“These statistics are still worrying, and suggest that state government messages such as ‘Only working smoke alarms save lives’ still
have a long way to go,” said Troy Thompson, general manager at
Smoke Alarms Australia.
“Home owners are probably unaware of the smoke alarm legislation
in their state, or that alarms expire after 10 years.
“State governments can issue property owners with on-the-spot fines
for non-compliance – of $500 in Queensland to up to $5000 in Western
Australia. In light of this data and the 11,000 household fires that occurred in Australian homes last year, it’s clear that householders are not
aware that smoke alarms need to be checked at least yearly to ensure
they are working.
“Householders are also likely unaware that, under some insurance
policies, their home and contents cover may be invalid without a working smoke alarm.”
Christmas lights are the major household fire danger in summer, so
Community
NOTEBOOK
TOWN OF COTTESLOE CAROLS
BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 21 December at 7pm
Presented by Town of Cottesloe and
St Philips Anglican Church.
BYO Picnic. Cottesloe Civic Centre main lawn 6pm.
we are heading into another fire risk season.
“Now is the time for home owners to have their smoke alarms
checked and replaced by a reputable specialist that carries all of the
liability for product and workmanship.
“For as little as $99, home owners can have all their smoke alarms
checked and replaced well before Christmas.”
Smoke Alarms Australia’s five tips for choosing and installing
smoke alarms:
1. Choose photoelectric smoke alarms. Recommended by all Australian fire authorities, photoelectric smoke alarms use light sensor
technology to ‘see’ smoke before flames appear, enabling them to detect smouldering fires faster than ionisation smoke alarms, which can
only ‘smell’ smoke when a fire has already started.
2. Know how to identify ionisation alarms. Ionisation smoke alarms
contain a small amount of the radioactive material Americium-241.
The base of an ionisation alarm will have a radiation symbol and description of Americium-241.
3. Smoke alarms in all Australian residential properties need to meet
Australian Standard AS 3786. While certification should be clear on
the packaging, it is best to have a smoke alarm specialist check that
your alarms comply.
4. Use a smoke alarms specialist to ensure compliance. A reputable
provider will inspect your property, provide and install the number of
smoke alarms as required by law and ensure they’re positioned correctly within the property. The annual cost per property is as little as
$99 when using a specialist such as Smoke Alarms Australia – with
the added benefit that they will carry full product and workmanship
liability insurance.
5. Ensure you have the required amount of alarms. Smoke alarms are
not only mandatory in Australian residential homes, but are required
in each level of the home. All State fire authorities also recommend
a smoke alarm be located between each bedroom area and the rest of
the house and inside any bedroom where a person sleeps with the door
closed.
CITY OF BAYSWATER CAROLS
BY CANDLELIGHT
Saturday 13 December
Childrens entertainment 5pm-7pm
Carols starting 7pm. Halliday Park, Coode Street
Non perishable food welcome for the Christmas Food
Appeal
CITY OF VINCENT CAROLS IN THE PARK
Sunday 14 December, 7-10pm
Braithwaite Park, Mt Hawthorn
This family friendly event is run with
Mt Hawthorn Community Church
Free event
CANNINGTON CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND
CRAFT FAIR
Craft Fair 13 December 10am-10pm
Sunday 14 December 10am-5pm
Carols concert 7.30pm on Saturday night
Spice Road Grove, Cecil Avenue, Cannington
ST GEORGES CATHEDRAL
– A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS
Friday 19 December at 7.30pm
Tickets $25 standard, $12 concession are available from
Trybooking
[email protected] or 9325 5766
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BUSSLETON CAROLS BY THE JETTY
Monday 15 December from 6pm-11pm. Free
Bring a picnic and enjoy a lovely summer night out.
Are you thinking of setting up a self-managed
super fund, or want support in managing your
existing SMSF or investment portfolio?
MARGARET RIVER CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN
THE PARK
Friday 12 December, 7-8.30pm, Reuther Park
Free community event. Please bring a rug.
Candles available on the night
IGA CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Presented by the Apex Club of Perth
Sunday 21 December, 7.30pm, Supreme Court Gardens
This is a ticketed event proceeds to local charities
www.visitperthcity.com or 9461 3368
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Saturday 13 December, 7pm
Grenville Reserve Cape Street, Tuart Hill
Musical support: Victory Life Singers
& Salvation Army Band.
Sausage sizzle from 6pm
Presented by local Christian churches
(NO STAMP DUTY OR TAXES)
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4. Goes out (5)
7. Downturn (7)
8. Risk-free (4)
12. Participate in game (4)
14. Hold dear (5)
15. Depressed (4)
17. Crotchet or minim (4)
21. Suit-makers (7)
23. Tennis delivery (5)
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15. Rare colour for moon when it’s low (4)
17. Eton returned brief letter (4)
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24. Charming sort of tooth (5)
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9. Every bit alluring (3)
10. First Lady is even nervier (3)
11. It takes a little talent to drink it! (3)
12. Write a novel in US jail? (3)
13. Social worker seen in shantytown (3)
15. Clinton’s statements of what’s owed (5)
16. Express without qualication (5)
18. Rowing team ate loudly (5)
19. Sheriff contained wild blaze (4)
20. Stop upending plant tubs (4)
22. Odd scenes to behold (3)
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HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
GRAND ACTIVITIES
A school holiday guide for parents and grandparents
ADVERTISING FEATURE
Do you have management/leadership skills?
Can you volunteer to assist
in the running of Scouts WA?
We have many fullling positions within the
organisation, from District Commissioner to
Group Support Committee members.
We need people who are willing to share
their management expertise and assist
WA’s oldest and largest youth organisation
to continue to provide quality programs
and the leaders of the future.
Please contact James Maughmer
on 9480 4200
Beat the heat at Joondalup libraries during the school holidays
of all ages at a City of Joondalup
library including daily Story Time
sessions, the Summer Reading
Club and Summer Holiday program – Booked in for Fun.
Visitors can research their family history for free using Ancestry.
com, while young members can access online resources such as Tumblebooks, StoryBox, BusyThings
and OverDrive eBooks for Kids,
to keep them happily occupied for
hours.
Heading out of town on a family
trip? The local library has a great
selection of eBooks, eMagazines
and eAudio books to download
that will keep children entertained
for hours on that long car or plane
ride.
Prefer the look and feel of a traditional book? Joondalup libraries
will leave patrons spoilt for choice.
It doesn’t matter whether people
want that latest mystery novel, an
autobiography or a book that will
teach how to build a summer deckchair; Joondalup libraries has it all.
The local library is also home to a
wide selection of music CDs, movies
and TV series available for hire.
The best part of being a Joondalup library member is that all the
services listed above (and many,
more) are free.
Everyone is welcome at a City
of Joondalup library. To nd out
more visit the explore tab at joondalup.wa.gov.au, or call 9400 4751.
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and Good Friday
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Our museum is housed in two huge pavilions and
contains a magnificent display of 30 civilian and
military aircraft, aero engines, models and aviation
memorabilia. The Museum is open to the public seven
days a week between 10am and 4pm.
Take a unique Inside Tour of the Lancaster Bomber,
only $100. Please book a week in advance.
South of Perth
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FAMILIES can beat the heat and
avoid getting hot under the collar
by visiting a City of Joondalup library during the summer school
holidays.
The four branches are located in
Duncraig, Hillarys (near Westeld
Whitford City), Joondalup and
Woodvale. All offer air-conditioned
comfort, ensuring visitors keep
their cool even as the outside temperature soars.
There is something for children
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Dinghy Program Start Sailing 1 & 2
9am to 1pm daily;
Mon 5 Jan to Thu 8 Jan
Mon 12 Jan to Thu 15 Jan
Mon 19 Jan to Thu 22 Jan
Tue 27 Jan to Fri 30 Jan
This is a perfect way to get your
kids into sailing!
Teaching your kids the basics of sailing
in a fun and safe learning environment
For more information please call the
Training Coordinator
at South of Perth Yacht Club on
9364 5844 or email
[email protected]
See our website for course dates
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adventure about the special
bond that develops between
Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inatable
robot, and prodigy Hiro Ha-
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FROM Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team
behind Frozen and Wreck-It
Ralph, comes Big Hero 6,
an action-packed comedy-
Marvel comics of the same
name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the
heart and humor audiences
expect from Walt Disney
Animation Studios. Big
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Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and
Chris Williams (Bolt), and
produced by Roy Conli
(Tangled).
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Win a family in-season pass to see Disney’s Big Hero 6
mada (voice of Ryan Potter).
When a devastating event
befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro
into the midst of danger,
he turns to Baymax and
his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago
(voice of Jamie Chung),
neatnik Wasabi (voice of
Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon
(voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice
of T.J. Miller).
Determined to uncover
the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band
of high-tech heroes called
Big Hero 6. Inspired by the
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Arts
dvds
films/theatre
books/reviews
Magic, murder and mayhem in Northbridge
by Josephine Allison
Black Swan State Theatre Company’s 2015 season
kicks off with Venus in Fur
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A SCINTILLATING program of magic, murder and
mayhem aimed at adults and children alike, awaits
Perth audiences for the Black Swan Theatre Company’s 2015 season.
Black Swan artistic director Kate Cherry gave a
capacity audience at the Heath Ledger Theatre an insight into what theatre goers can expect with a detailed
rundown of the next season. Five plays will be presented in the Heath Ledger Theatre, two in the Studio
Underground.
The night was a sparkling affair with an appearance
by popular actor Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly, Janet King, Bikie Wars). Walshe-Howling joins Peter Rowsthorn and Will O’Mahony in the Kate Cherry
directed ruthless real-estate drama Glengarry Glen
Ross by David Mamet which debuts in May. Rachael
Beck, who will appear in Next to Normal, performed a
song from the musical to a delighted audience.
The 2015 season kicks off in January with David
Ives’ Venus in Fur, part comedy, part thriller with
Adam Booth and Felicity McKay. The sexually
charged comedy was the most produced play in the
US this year, lauded by Broadway audiences and the
subject of a recent film.
In March, Moira Buffini’s black satirical comedy
Dinner directed by Kate Cherry debuts with a cast
including Rebecca Davis, Alison van Reeken, Steve
Turner and Geraldton-born Tasma Walton making a
welcome return to WA.
Glengarry Glen Ross in May is followed in July by
the Noel Coward classic Blithe Spirit which focuses
on warring wives, laughter, magic and mayhem. The
cast comprises Adam Booth, Adriane Daff, Michelle
Fornasier, Roz Hammond, Ella Hetherington, Michael
Loney and Jo Morris.
The world premiere in September of Extinction by
Hannie Rayson with a cast including Hannah Day, Sarah McNeill and Myles Pollard looks at the death of an
endangered tiger quoll and a couple in conflict.
Children are well catered for in October with The
Red Balloon by Albert LaMorisse, adapted for the
stage by Hilary Bell. It tells of a young boy who finds
Celebrate Christmas with Sara Macliver and Voyces
VOYCES is a youth-driven
arts organisation whose
focus is to create a distinct
presence for choral music
through the performance of
a high quality, contemporary choral repertoire.
Renowned musical director, Dr Robert Braham,
guides the members of Voyces to perform a truly diverse
repertoire. Performed works
include those by acclaimed
Australian composers such
as Iain Grandage, Dan
Walker and Stephen Leek
and international composers
including Francis Poulenc,
Eric Whitacre, John Tavener
and Ola Gjeilo.
As a strong supporter of
emerging composers, Voyces has showcased works by
a number of local composers including Perry Joyce,
Stefan Pugliese and Alex
Turley.
The critically acclaimed
Sara Macliver will join Voyces for their 2014 Christmas
concert. Featuring an exciting range of works, from
traditional to modern carols,
Voyces and Sara will be
joined by organist Jonathan
Bradley in a concert that is
sure to be a highlight of the
year.
A Christmas concert will
be held on 19 December at
7.30pm at St Joseph’s Subiaco, 3 Salvado Road, Subiaco.
Following the concert,
refreshments will be served
in the piazza. Tickets are
available from http://bit.ly/
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a red balloon tangled around a lamp post. The cast includes some adults and “lots of children” with Chrissie Parrott directing. The play coincides with the Awesome Children’s Festival.
The Pulitizer and Tony Award-winning rock musical Next to Normal with Rachel Beck and Brendan
Hanson opens in November. Filled with music, fun
and pathos, the highly acclaimed musical is a first for
Perth.
Cherry said this year had been a highly successful
one for Black Swan, highlighted by Sigrid Thornton
in A Streetcar Named Desire which broke box office
records and Greta Scacchi and daughter Leila George
captivating audiences in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Single ticket sales had already surpassed 2013 and
subscriptions had risen 20 per cent, she said.
Company chairman Mark Barnaba announced to
applause that Rio Tinto had renewed its partnership
with Black Swan for the next three years.
The official side of things ended with a flurry of red
balloons and glitter as parents and children gathered on
stage for a colourful bow to The Red Balloon.
History of the Eagles world tour
comes to Perth
THE EAGLES are bringing their critically
acclaimed History of the Eagles World Tour
to Australia and New Zealand in February/
March 2015.
The legendary ‘Hotel California’ outfit will
perform their career-spanning History Of the
Eagles concerts, which see members Glenn
Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy
B Schmit deliver an incredible three-hour
songfest of classic Eagles hits, including
tracks the band had never previously performed live.
Favourites such as Desperado, Take It
Easy, New Kid In Town, Lyin’ Eyes and
Take It To The Limit are all included in the
tour. The History Of The Eagles global trek
has already elated fans across the USA and
Canada since their latest world jaunt kicked
off in July 2013.
The Eagles have proven once again why
they’re one of the world’s biggest bands, with
tickets to their Australian and New Zealand
concerts flying out of the box office last week.
Frontier Touring are happy to confirm that
an additional show has now been negotiated
for Perth Arena on Thursday 19 February.
Last in Australia in 2010 the History Of
The Eagles tour is a mammoth production
spanning the globe – and a show for fans to
remember.
Don’t miss your chance to see the Eagles
make history!
Perth concerts
Wed 18 Feb Perth Arena sold out!
Thu 19 Feb Perth Arena new show!
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World’s best ABBA Show to play at El Caballo West Australian Opera 2015 Season
Resort for NYE Concert
LUNA PALACE Cinemas
and MosArts have announced the new program
for Camelot Outdoor Cinema.
This year’s selection features more advance screenings than ever before and
welcomes Funk Club as the
new addition to their music
nights. Camelot Outdoor
Cinema is a unique and
intimate venue located at
MosArts, the beating heart
of Mosman Park. Camelot
screens a wonderful selection of the season’s best
lms in picturesque Art
Deco surrounds.
It’s the perfect setting
to take advantage of some
great west coast weather.
Bliss out on some live music before the movie. On
the rst Wednesday of each
month there are jazz and
oyster nights, on the second
Wednesday of the month
Fairbridge Festival tasters
and on the third Wednesday of the month live music
presented by the Funk Club.
Patrons pay no extra but
they should arrive early or
pre-purchase tickets online
to avoid missing out.
Experience an exciting,
diverse line-up of lms
with highlights Gone Girl,
Saint Vincent, The Imitation Game, Mr Turner and
be among the rst to see
the summer’s best lms
with previews of Wild, Paper Planes, Birdman, Foxcatcher and Still Alice.
Camelot Outdoor Cinema, Lochee Street, Mosman
Park 9386 3554 (Windsor).
Doors open at 6.30pm,
Films screen at 8.15pm.
Tickets
$18/concession
$14.
For further information
visit www.camelot.lunapalace.com.au
WIN WIN WIN
To be in the draw to
win an inseason double
pass to Camelot Outdoor
Cinema, be amongst the
rst 10 readers to email
[email protected]
au and include the word
Camelot in the subject
line or phone the Have
a Go News ofce during
business hours Monday
to Friday (between 9am
to 5pm) and leave details. Competition ends
16/12/14.
ART for ALL
Merry Christmas to all our patrons
and Happy New Year
• 1 to 19 December Christmas Bazaar
• 19 December to 7 January Closed
• 10 to 25 January Colour & Movement
Visit our website for exciting summer school workshops
by 10 popular Perth artists
ATWELL GALLERY AT ATWELL ARTS CENTRE
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outdoor
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Queen, Fernando, Mamma Mia, Waterloo
and of course happy New Year bringing
in 2015 are only a few of the songs being
performed in the long list of sing-a-long
hits that the band will perform.
The evening kicks off celebrations
with one of Perth’s best showbands LA
Gold taking to the main stage at 8pm with
their seven piece band playing all your
favourite chart toppers spanning the past
ve decades. With a purpose built outdoor amphitheatre there is plenty of room
to be your own dancing queen if you’re
in the mood for a dance in the El Caballo
Resort mosh pit.
Family and friends can enjoy a picnic
under the stars in the beautiful grounds of
El Caballo Resort, feast on a buffet dinner before catching the show, or be wined
and dined like a VIP star at an exclusive
cocktail party.
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THOUSANDS of die-hard Abba fans will
be dancing, jiving and having the time of
their lives seeing in the New Year with
world acclaimed ABBA tribute band,
Bjorn Again performing for one night
only at the El Caballo Resort NYE Concert in Perth’s Eastern Hills.
Regarded as the world’s number one
ABBA show, having played at major concert venues including the Sydney Opera
House, the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium, Bjorn Again will hit the
El Caballo Resort stage to perform their
super high quality re-creation of ABBA’s
timeless hits, combined with all the glitzy
70s stage costumes, Swenglish banter and
hilarious stage antics.
This year’s NYE concert will be pure
joy, the ultimate escape and the most fun
you can have wearing platform shoes and
ares.
Crowd favourites including Dancing
from Perth, El Caballo Resort is situated
in the picturesque Avon Valley but why
not relax and stay the night in your own
caravan or make a night of it by catching
one of El Caballo’s specially organised
shuttle buses picking up guests from four
popular locations within the Perth metropolitan area.
Take a chance on me – albeit El Caballo Resort NYE Concert, and be a super
trouper by booking your tickets today.
Don’t miss out on this sensational ABBA
experience.
General admission tickets, VIP and
dinner package information can be found
at www.elcaballo.com.au or email [email protected]
WIN WIN WIN
Be in the draw to win two double tickets for El Caballo’s NYE VIP passes. VIP
tickets include meet and greet the stars of
the show in a VIP cocktail party, exclusive buffet dinner and preferential seats.
Tickets also include drinks throughout the event (beer, wine and soft drinks)
from the VIP bar. The VIP tickets has
a value of $225 pp. Total offer valued
at $900. To enter, address an envelope
to El Caballo NYE Comp. c/- PO Box
160, Wooroloo WA 6558 and include
your details on the reverse, alternatively,
email [email protected] and include
the name of the venue in the subject
line. Competition ends 19/12/14.
*Please note, entries for this competition may be used for marketing purposes.
IN 2015, WEST Australia
Opera will present a year
of landmark operas. Join
audiences under the stars
for Rossini’s rollicking comedy, The Barber of Seville (6
March) which will play at
City of Perth’s Opera in the
Park at the Supreme Court
Gardens. Bring a picnic,
your family and friends and
enjoy this beautiful and popular free event.
The Marriage of Figaro
(14 – 25 July) at His Majesty’s Theatre, from Helpmann award winning director Neil Armeld, conducted
by Antony Walker and featuring James Clayton as
Figaro and Perth native
Emma Matthews as Susanna. Plot turns, trickery and
mistaken identity all play a
part in the game of love in
Mozart’s comic opera.
The 2015 season culminates with David McVicar’s
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden production of
Gounod’s Faust (29 Oct – 7
Nov). Starring American
tenor Patrick O’Halloran as
Faust, Teddy Tahu Rhodes
as Méphistophélès and Natalie Aroyan as Marguerite,
the lavish production places
the opera in the decadence of
1870s Paris.
In addition, WA Opera
will partner with the Perth
International Arts Festival
on the Australian exclusive production of Anthony
Minghella’s critically acclaimed Madama Buttery
and The Rabbits, composed
by and featuring awardwinning Australian vocalist
Kate Miller-Heidke.
2015 subscriptions on
sale now and single tickets on sale from Ticketek,
www.ticketek.com.au
or
1300 795 012.
ELVIS
TO THE MAX
THE KING
IN CONCERT
Starring Max Pellicano
Thurs 12 March
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Tickets 9550 3900
Fri 13 March Regal Theatre
Tickets Ticketek 132 849
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Sat 14 March, Albany Entertainment Centre
Tickets Ticketek 132 849
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Reply Box 6495
AN ENG/OZ lady, own home,
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Reply Box 6476
AUSSIE guy, 61, tall, friendly,
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Reply Box 6469
AUSTRALIAN lady, 73,
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MALE 79, health ok, resident
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a safe area or perimeter –
known as a ‘geo-fence’ – for
their loved one if necessary.
An SMS emergency alert is
sent to the carer if their loved
one leaves the area or crosses
the perimeter. The movements of the wearer can also
be checked through the pedometer feature. If there’s little
or no activity this may indicate something is wrong.
The SOS Mobile Watch
SMW-14 is available in
white, black and burgundy
and can be purchased online
at www.mcarewatch.com.au.
Its recommended retail price
is $598 if purchased outright
inclusive of the watch, SIM
card, data and set up fee or
$49 per month for 24 months.
WIN WIN WIN
To be in the draw to win
a SOS Mobile Watch valued
at $598 simply email [email protected]
havegonews.com.au
with
SOS in the subject line. Or
write to SOS competition
C/- Have a Go News PO Box
1042, West Leederville 6901.
Entries close 15/12/14.
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Let Have a Go News help you through our Friend to Friend page.
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Active Ageing calendar for the Peel region
SENIORS RECREATION Council of WA Inc. Peel branch has produced the Active Ageing in Peel calendar for the past seven years with
the support of clubs, groups and
organisations from the Peel Region.
The calendar, featuring seniors
doing sport and recreational activities, is sold at various outlets
throughout the Peel region and has
been supported by local businesses
including Bunnings and Spud Shed.
The calendar will be available
for purchase at the Shire of Murray Seniors’ Health and Lifestyle
Expo, Ac-cent City of Mandurah
Seniors Health and Safety Expo,
and on certain days at Bunnings
and Spud Shed.
These calendars cost $3 to print
and if people can afford $5 the extra
$2 goes towards our continuing programs, such as our Peel Aged Care
Games and Peel Strong on Your Feet
mobility classes for seniors.
Enquiries to Jan 9535 4749 or
0427 088 615.
HAVE-A-GO NEWS No. 273 DECEMBER 2014
47
Scene Socially
SCENE (1): Have a Go Day was a huge success in
2014 with more than 15,000 people attending at
Burswood Park.
SCENE (1): Top row from left; Channel 7 Perth’s Basil
Zempilas joined Athol Wightman in the Have a Go News
hospitality tent to entertain guests - Have a Go Day stalwart Monika Kos with Tahlia Merigan - Vince Garreffa
- Jenny and her team from British Travel, Tim Casey and
Rick the Rock Eagle climbed the wall.
Second row from left; The West Coast Eagles Football
Club joined in on the fun for the rst time this year -The
SES were on hand celebrating SES WEEK and The Red
Hat Ladies enjoyed the day.
At the midnight hour
SOLUTIONS
CONTACT COLUMN
9371 0380
WANNEROO LADY 64 kind, happy, e/going grn eyed
brunette, slim, well grmd, approachable & lovely to
talk to. Loves aussie o/doors, sport, casual outings.
Sk honest, decent gent not too old for romance.
FREMANTLE LADY 64 Quiet, gentle, artistic, nice
looking country girl at heart who feels quite at
home going bush, shing & c’van travel. Suit ret
farmer w/ loving, caring nature.
STIRLING LADY 65 Pretty widow, trim, happy natured
blond w/ hazel eyes. Has young o/look & wants to
move forward & enjoy life w/ happy, healthy gent.
NORTH BEACH LADY 70 Attr, youthful, lots of vitality,
warm & gentle nature, slim, very well grmd,
n secure, brn eyed brunette. Enj arts, concerts,
cooking, travel, sk sincere, active male companion.
KELMSCOTT LADY 69 loves c’van travel, gardening,
animals. A cute, slim, petite brunette, proud, t,
active, is of a country mind set & is not tied down so
can relocate. Sk decent, e/going gent.
HILLS AREA LADY 69 Sweet, cheeky, funloving,
very interesting woman. Pretty blue eyed brunette
w/ a slim, girlish gure, keeps young & full of life,
well travelled, sk spirited gent to enj doing things
as a couple.
ELLENBROOK LADY 80 lively, cheerful, healthy,
independent widow, still drives, e/going, sociable
w/ simple tastes. Likes to cook, enj walks,
loves playing cards. Sk gent w/ tidy habits to 90.
OCEAN REEF GENT 56 well spoken/educated, clean
cut, self emp, div, family man, friendly, young,
peaceful, enj sport, nature, o/doors & will give
anything a go. Sk honest, intel woman w/ vitality.
SALTERS POINT GENT 60 Div, 180cm, trim, well grmd/
mannered, co director, enj a bit of golf, art, concerts, dining out, travel. Sk condent, d.t.earth lady
to do things as a couple.
TRIGG GENT 63 Tall, dark, handsome, educ/professional, charming & personable, very well travelled,
well read, enj music, photog & intell conversation.
Sk socially aware woman w/ integrity.
HILLARYS GENT 68 Wid, warm, kind, well mannered,
180cm, active, well pres, enj travel, social
gatherings & love vintage cars. Best suit e/going
lady w/ similar qualities.
MANDURAH GENT 73 Lives on lovely 5 acre prop w/
horses, birds, fruit trees. Loves this lifestyle.
Div, 178cm, t, “ordinary bloke w/ honest values”
& country mindset. Loves animals, sport, shing,
crabbing. Sk friendly, happy lady.
GOSNELLS GENT 74 Tall 188cm, well built, very neat
& tidy widower, casual & e/going, open-minded
man who takes pride in his home. Takes people as
they are. Sk sincere lady for friendship.
SCENE (2): The WA
Seniors Awards were
held on 8 November to
honour and celebrate
seniors and their
contributions to our
community. The event
was held at the
University Club of WA.
SCENE (2): Top row from left; Seen at the event were Colleen Angus, Marlene Robins
and the Juniper WA Senior Champion of the year Maureen Angus - Richard and Marie
Maloney -2013 WA Senior of the Year Errol Bartlett-Torr with his wife Maureen.
Second row from left; Frans and June van de Klashorst - Ron Reddingius and Mayor of
Cockburn Logan Howlett - Roley Myers and John Miller.
Third row from left; Del Fyfe - Bettine Heathcote - Ken Marston and Edith Pedersen.
Jon Lewis
WHAT WE say is not always what we mean.
One evening my brother
joined me on an outing to
the theatre – the Blue Room
in Northbridge. After yet another brilliant play I invited
him to a spot of dinner at the
local Mexican restaurant as
I was famished and thought
he might be too.
My brother was considered in his response and politely declined explaining he
had had a nice full lunch earlier. Lunch time was a long
time ago and I felt for sure
by now he must be hungry
and asked again. Again he
politely declined and I felt
satised with his response,
for a while.
Arriving at the restaurant
I ordered the biggest burrito with everything, as my
‘famished’ was quickly being superceded by ‘starving’, or at least that’s what
my eyes were telling me.
Once again I invited my
brother and he declined.
Normally that would do.
However this time I could
hear my darling wife’s voice
in my head.
“Oh husband, be generous and buy him something.”
So with that sweet sound
in mind I suggested I order
for him a ‘starter’ of tacos,
after all, if he truly did not
want them I was more than
eager to oblige. They came
in two’s or three’s. The
friendly assistant automatically ordered the two and I
heard an urgent voice in my
head
“Buy him the three, he
might be hungry”. So I did.
My own voice in my head
said “Most likely he will eat
one to be polite and the remaining two will go to the
hungry you”.
This voice pleased me
and we proceeded to sit
along with our number on a
stick at a table on the street
and wait.
First arrived the ‘starter’
and I was almost ready to eat
one as he could eat the other
and one would certainly
go spare. Oh dear, my dear
wife’s voice again in my
head “Wait.. just wait...”
So I did. My burrito arrived and I ate it all, My
brother ate the rst taco
then the second and quickly
the third taco too! He loved
it and I think he then proceeded to lick his ngers
and express “well I didn’t
think I would have liked it
so much.”
My lesson here is I am
glad I listened to my wife
as... what people say is not
always what they mean.
On behalf of my dear wife
Gloria and myself, we wish
you a safe and holy Christmas.
All the best,
Jon Lewis
Jon Lewis can be heard
on 6PR 882 AM, Monday
to Friday from midnight to
5.30am.
Is your club looking for a
Quiz Master? Jon is available as your Quiz Master.
Text him on 0404 005 882
or email [email protected]
com
For more details, visit
the website www.haveaquiz.
com
SCENE (3): During Seniors Week to demonstrate the increasing importance of active ageing initiatives throughout Australia, COTA (WA),
in conjunction with their Living Longer, Living Stronger ™ program held an inaugural Active Seniors Festival in the welcoming surrounds of the Perth
Cultural Centre.
SCENE (3): Top row from left; COTA (WA)’S Mall Walking Club members, Maureen Banham, Stuart Leake and Jan Lambrecht - Marlene Robins and Quentin
Smythe - Margaret Quirk and Como Health and Fitness Centre’s Robert Lea. Second row, from left; Lyn Pellick and Marion and Ron Hetherington - June van den
Klashorst, Val Boyle and Judy Hogben. Third row, from left; Tony Simpson, Judy Hogben and Ron Alexander - Some of the stretching exercises available.
SOLUTIONSMATCHMAKING.COM.AU
Matching mature singles since 1995
For further information about mall walking and Living Longer, Living Stronger™ programmes, please call COTA (WA) on 9321 2133.
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