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13 Oct 19

Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles has returned from London, its first overseas trip since 1998. Photo: SuppliedBlue Poles has come home.
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It was returned to the National Gallery of on Tuesday having been overseas for the first time since 1998.

Visitors to the gallery can once again see Jackson Pollock’s 1952 painting on Level 2 where it was before it went to Britain in September as a centrepiece of the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.

Gallery curator Lucina Ward said, “It’s finally back.”

She said people expected to see Blue Poles at the gallery and it’s such a major draw that it’s rarely allowed to travel overseas. An exception was made for a major Pollock retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1998. When the Royal Academy revealed its plans for the recent Abstract Expressionism exhibition, the gallery was sufficiently impressed by its scope – “all of Pollock’s contemporaries were included” – to let Blue Poles travel once more.

The Royal Academy made Blue Poles the hero image of the exhibition throughout London and on the catalogue cover and it was visited by more than 3000 people a day. The exhibition was open from September until January.

While it was away, the space normally occupied by the painting – which measures about two metres by four metres – was taken up by two other works, by Robert Motherwell and Pollock’s wife Lee Krasner.

Ward said now Blue Poles was back, the Krasner work would remain on display but the Motherwell would go back into storage for now.

Blue Poles was purchased in 1973 under the approval of then prime minister Gough Whitlam for $1.3 million. Its estimated value has been reported at more than three hundred times that now but Ward said it would never be sold.

Asked why Blue Poles was so popular and so important, Ward said its ambition and scale made it distinctive in Pollock’s oeuvre.

“Some people describe it as being quite baroque,” she said.

“He kept coming back to it; it has many distinct layers.”

She said there were at least seven different layers of paint with each layer left to dry before the next was applied.

“The final visual flourish” was the eight poles, applied with a four-by-two.

Blue Poles can be seen at the National Gallery of in the company of works by Gorky, Rothko and de Kooning.


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13 Oct 19

Nick Kyrgios is positive about the improvement in his knee injury, optimistic about the impact of the Davis Cup environment on a career that resumes this week after his n Open meltdown and moving closer to filling a coaching vacancy for which he says there are “a couple” of potential candidates.
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Kyrgios will spearhead ‘s first-round tie against the Czech Republic at Kooyong from Friday, having trained for a week in Miami while visiting his girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic in the window opened by his dramatic second-round loss to Andreas Seppi at Melbourne Park. The world No.15 said he was managing his knee problems and confident, too, of handling his emotions in the cocoon of a team environment led by captain Lleyton Hewitt.

“I think playing Davis Cup is going to improve my general well-being,” he said. “I think this week it’s good chemistry… and it makes me happy being with these guys and getting out on the practice court and training, where usually when I’m by myself I struggle to find that motivation.

“When I’m out here with these guys I train and I enjoy myself, so I think these weeks are pretty crucial for someone around my time and career, so I’m not gonna miss these weeks.”

Unlike Bernard Tomic, of course, with Jordan Thompson set to fill the No.2 singles slot, and No.1 Kyrgios practising after the main group on Tuesday afternoon during a session that was closed to the media after 15 minutes. And while Hewitt is an ally and mentor he believes will make a difference at courtside against a Czech team missing world No.12 Tomas Berdych, options for a more permanent coaching arrangement are being considered.

“II think it’s something I’ve got to do moving forward. I’ve got to 13 in the world without one, so hopefully with a coach I can improve my game and get there,” Kyrgios said. “It’s not so much me being a bad listener, it’s just finding someone that I know has my best interests at heart. It’s tough to just bring someone on the team that’s not willing to care about me as a person first, and tennis second, so I’ve got find the right person.”

Kyrgios nominated defending champion Novak Djokovic as another who did not handle his n Open campaign as well as he could have, and admitted he was “obviously struggling” afterwards. “Mentally it was tough, but a lot of people [provided] a lot of support. Obviously, Rusty [Hewitt] has been helping me through it, and I think this week’s crucial for me – bounce back, get back out there and try and enjoy it again. Yeah, I’m feeling good.”

Was the Seppi debacle and media room confessional that followed a “line-in-the-sand” moment? “Kind of,” Kyrgios said, admitting he had wanted to do better in his home slam, but stressing that, at 21, there was still much more to come. “It’s not like I’m at the end of my career and I’m trying to chase grand slams. I’m still working through it, still trying to learn how to play, develop my game, so I think time’s on my side.”

Kyrgios was travelling, so had seen little of the marvellous men’s final, but said he was supporting Federer, as “hands-down the greatest of all time”. The veteran Williams sisters, too, have been inspiring for a player who is willing himself to work and commit, and some weeks succeeds, other weeks doesn’t, but can see what it will take to get there.

“I can learn a lot from the final, but I think there’s potential there, but there’s a lot of work to do. I’ve got to improve a lot of things in my game, I’ve got to work harder. I take the easy way out a lot of times, so I’ve got to get more disciplined, hopefully get a coach soon. I think people tend to forget I’ve beaten nearly every best player in the world, so that gets overlooked.”


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13 Oct 19

FEW would have been surprised to hear that large parts of Newcastle remain contaminated with pollution from the city’s industrial era.
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After all, heavy industries pumped thousands of tonnes of toxins into the air day and night fordecades before meaningful pollution controls were in place.

As a new Macquarie University report has identified, much of the pollution contained heavy metals including lead, copper, chromium and zinc.

The report notes that asignificant quantity of this pollution remains in parks and gardens across the city atlevels considered dangerous to human health.

The toxin of most concern from a public health perspective is lead.

As the Newcastle Herald previously reported in its Toxic Truth investigation into the former Boolaroo lead smelter, young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead and can suffer permanent adverse health effects. These include developmental problems relating tothe brain and nervous system.

And as with the legacy contamination left after the Boolaroosmelter’s closure, public officials appear at a loss when it comes to taking meaningful action to address the problem identified in Newcastle.

Already we have seen the Departmentof Health, the Environment Protection Authority and Newcastle City Council attempt to buy time on the issue by seeking more information about the report’s findings.

While it’s fair enough to gain as much information as possible, an early commitment to taking action to reduce the risk to human health would be better.

Newcastle MP TimCrakanthorpshould be commended for taking the matter up with the newly appointed environment minister.

Whatever the official responses eventuallyare, dealing with a contamination problem that is so widespread is not easy.

As Macquarie University lead expert Mark Patrick Taylor has noted, pulling up large parts of the city is simply not an option.

As is often the case with legacy pollution, the present generation did not causeit. Yet it is asked to resolve it.

The scale and significance of the issue demands that government departments and communities work together to find meaningful and practicalsolutions to rectify past mistakes and improve the environment for future generations.

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13 Oct 19

HOT: Ebony Dark of Rutherford puts a thick layer of sunscreen on her nephew Jax Adams before they head out water skiing on the Hunter River at Morpeth. Picture: Max Mason-HubersMaitland has sweltered through the hottest average summer nights on record and the steamy conditions are only set to continue.
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The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed that minimum (overnight) temperatures at Paterson from December 1, 2016 to January 30 were the hottest on average in at least 41 years.

However, no records have been broken this year for individual days or nights.

Meteorologist Agata Imielska said there were a number of factors that had contributed to the consistently high temperatures across summer.

She said northerly airflow, warm sea surface temperatures and a lack of rainhad led to a warmer than average summer.

MsImielska said the heat was also due to a consistently negative Southern Annular Mode (SAM).

A negative SAM event is a movement of strong westerly winds from Antarctica towards the equator, which in leads tohigher pressures than normal, resulting in reduced rainfall and higher temperatures.

While SAM usually changes weekly or fortnightly,MsImielska said it had been quite persistent, which had resulted in consistent heat and dryness in southern parts of .

Summer nights break heat record at Paterson | Photos Picture: Monique Duff

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IN FOR A LANDING: A flesh-footed shearwater comes in to land on the ocean surface off Port Stephens. Picture: Leanne Maffesoni

WHALE WAVE: Box Beach, Port Stephens. Picture: David Briskham

JIMMY’S FISHERMAN: Sunrise fishing shot at Winda Woppa Jimmy’s Beach Hawks Nest. Picture: Fiona Mitchell

UNDER ATTACK: All creatures love hot chips at Newcastle Baths. Picture: Jo Davis

MAGICAL CAVES: This image was taken with my underwater camera at Caves Beach. Picture: Chelsea Joyce

FEEDING THE PELICANS: Our daughter, Ava, 4, at Salamander Bay. Picture: Emma Jane Dunn

THE DREAMER: Shot taken on Nobby’s Beach. Picture: Kathy Rothwell

PELICAN SUNSET: Taken at Corlette. Picture: David Walters

BATHERS: Swimmer (Sherlie). Picture: Simon Ruddy

TIN CITY: Storm approaching over Tin City, Stockton Beach. Picture: Shane Wallwork

GIRLS PICNIC: Two women enjoying a picnic under a sunset rainbow at Redhead Beach. Picture: David Diehm

HARBOUR NIGHTS: I took this while eating Harry’s hotdogs one evening watching a storm roll in. Picture: Ty Neilson

SUNSET: At Swansea fish co-op. Picture: Lynne Brunner

STACK OF SHARKS: North Rock, Broughton Island. Picture: Ryan Sault

LEARNING TO SWIM: Chris with our goldie puppy Teddy at Horseshoe Beach. Picture: Karla Lemmert

BUBBLE: Taken on my verandah, blowing bubbles for my dog to chase. Picture: Hannah Scarborough

FAMILY LOVE: My niece and nephew sharing an ice block on a hot day. Picture: Robyn Bartlett

FLOWER PARADISE: Beautiful ranunculus in their summer glory. Taken at King Edward Park. Picture: Kim Jones

NOBBY’S STAR TRAIL: Taken over about 50 minutes at this iconic spot in Newcastle. Picture: Grant Minns

FINALE 2016: Sunset New Year’s Eve. Taken at Morpeth. Picture: Darrell Williams

BEACH WORKOUT WITH JAZZ: Our dog, Jazz, captured by a Go Pro on Blacksmiths Beach. Picture: Stacy Goldsmith

SUNRISE SWIM: Taken at the Bogey Hole at high tide. Picture: Stuart Slater

SUMMER SLIDING: Little Lachie playing on the water slide he got for Christmas: Picture: Richard Sellick

HUNGRY PELICANS: Pelicans and gulls in a hungry mood on Wanda Beach, Salamander Bay. Picture: Frank Rajnovic

HUNTER COWBOY: Heath Nickols was the 2016 Champion All Round Cowboy. Seen here at a rodeo in Bendemeer. Picture: Joan Faras

MIA AND BOOTS: Magpie Boots was saved and hand reared by friends, and lives part time in the house. Picture: Michelle Herman

SUNRISE, DOG AND THE BEACH: My 13-year-old border collie-cross, Banjo, enjoying the sunrise at Caves Beach. Picture: Erin Murphy

WALKING ON WATER: At Beresfield Pool. Picture: Camilla Julian

LOVING LIFE: One of my boys and his horse on our property near Denman. Picture: Michaell-Lee Freeman

SUNSET BY NEWCASTLE CANOE POOL: Picture: Melanie Powell

MY FEET: Shades of summer. Picture: Vicki Gamble

BOGEY HOLE CROW: Taken at top of path at the Bogey Hole. Picture: John McGain

HITTING ALL THE RIGHT NOTES: Lee Trewelha at a fundraising gig. Picture: Michael Hocking-Gill

HOW TO SUMMER IN AUSTRALIA: Cooling off in the Hunter River at Lake Glenbawn camping grounds. Picture: Renee Standen

SUMMER SUNFLOWERS: Bright sunflowers lighting up Woodrising. Picture: Megan Willis

AT THE END OF THE DAY: My sister and niece walking their dogs late in the evening at Redhead Beach. Picture: Eilis Corrigan

SUMMER FROG: Every summer we love finding these beautiful red-eyed tree frogs in our mango tree. Picture: Sherilee Sharpe

GONE FISHIN’: Afternoon fishing at Eleebana. Picture: Paul Martin

FLY AWAY HOME: Lady beetle grazing. Speers Point backyard. Picture: Tracey Brandscheid

APRIL SUPER STORM/SWELL: A huge set of waves coming in at sunset next to Merewether Ocean Baths. Picture: Chris Beetham

BOAT AT LOW TIDE: Photographed at Tanilba Bay. Picture: Caitlin Mudd

SUMMER POOL PARTY: Shot taken with a drone on a very hot day in Cessnock. Picture: Tom Kempe

COOLING DOWN: Niece Harriet, 5, enjoying some summer fun in the backyard. Picture: Erin Murphy

DAWN AT BROKE: Picture: Lyn Garner

FOLLOW THAT FLOAT: My son in law and a friend enjoy the water at Upper Allyn. Picture: Rhea Walton

FIERY BACKDROP: Shot at Byalee Stables in Nulkaba. Picture: Ann-Maree Lourey

WATER FUN: Sisters with a hose in pink bath. Picture: Jenny Dimmock

FREE SPIRIT: She was told not to jump, so what did she do? Picture: Ashleigh Condon

SHOAL BAY BEACH: Picture: Anthony Thomas

WATCHING: A tawny frogmouth keeps a close eye on me in the backyard. Picture: Sienna Nicholson

CRASHING WAVES: My son Joel at the beach in front of Dixon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. Picture: Rebecca Connett

HILL BOMBING: My son skateboarding down the hill as the sun sets behind Newcastle Beach development. Picutre: Lesley Irvine

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EARTH: Taken at my parents farm in Mount Thorley on a 40-degree day after a storm the night before. Picture: Jennifer Poulsen

LONE FIGURE: Newcastle Baths at sunset. Picture: Louise Craig

REFLECTIONS: Picture: Tracey Evans

BACKYARD AFTER A STORM: Picture: Vicki Gamble

SHOAL BAY WHARF: Picture: Anthony Thomas

OCEAN SCENE: Picture: Kyle Parnell

SUNSET SWIM: My sister Brody enjoying a swim at one of our favourite beaches – Shoal Bay. Picture: Charly Gertz

SMOKY RFLECTIONS:Taken at East End Oval in Cessnock. Picture: Mishelle Dal Bianco

ANZAC WALK SUNSET: Picture: Wayne Ford

COOL CATERPILLAR: This little visitor was photographed in mum’s veggie garden. Picture: Joseph Howlett

MULBERRY PIE: Using Grandma’s handed down recipe. Picture:Tracey Brandscheid

PALOMA BLANCA: A white dove in flight. Taken at Fassifern. Picture: Kyle Field

SUNSET POSERS: Low tide at sunset beach, Soldiers Point. Picture: Samantha Hartmann

BEACH BABY: Squirt enjoying Caves Beach. Picture: Tracey Preston

SHIPWRECK: The wreck of the Adolphe lit by the setting sun. Picture: Louise Craig

ROMANTIC SUNSET: At Lake Macquarie. Picture: Kristeen Parsons

REVAMP: One of the many buildings being built in Newcastle. Photo: William Parker

DAY AT THE BEACH: My nephew, Alexander, launching himself out of the water at Caves Beach. Picture: Daniel John Kett

SILHOUETTE: A winged insect gazing upon its own shadow on the path. Picture: Kyle Field

A SPRING DAY: Looking at Newcastle coastline. Picture: Natalie-ann Lee

AFTERNOON SKY OVER TERALBA: Taken on Creek Reserve Rd, Boolaroo. Picture: Anne Karuso

SUMMER FUN: Taken at Singleton Swim and Gym at the start of summer. Picture: Susan Adamson

BEAUTIFUL GREEN TREE FROG: Green always stands out at night. Picture: Emily Playford

PADDLE PALS: Grandkids having fun on Broughton Island. Picture: John Lubbock

OLD BAR: Sun, sea and sand. Picture: Darren Waller

OFF AND RUNNING: Our foster dog, Olive, having a run in the sunset. Picture: Alison Robertson

HUNTER VALLEY CAMPING: Camping on a ridgeline under the Milky Way. Picture: Eamon Waddington

SUMMER WEDDING: Wedding photos among the bathers. Picture: Renae Patterson

LINE OF FIRE: Drama in the sky. Picture: Donna Buchanan

ZENITH BEACH: We camped overnight and woke up to this incredible sunrise. Picture: Eamon Waddington

DEVIL’S FIRE: Amazing sunrise over the beach. Picture: Michael Delore

A WALK IN THE PARK: My son Noah and Pug Curley. Picture: Rebecca Parsons

SUMMER SERENITY: Newcastle Ocean Baths. Picture: Kathryn Garkut

THE ONLY WAY IS UP: Taken at the botanical gardens in Heatherbrae. Picture: Sarai Brown

THE COLOURS WILL NEVER FADE: The setting of the sun on the memorial to the fallen – ANZAC Memorial Walk. Picture: Michael Hocking-Gill

LANDSCAPE LOVE: The Hunter Valley Gardens light show, just before sunset. Picture: Katelyn Blackburn

ENJOYING SOME AIR TIME: Buddy the border collie. Picture: Joshua Burg

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Captured at Bennetts Beach, Hawks Nest. Picture: Caine Miller

BEAK OUT: My daughter walked up behind a pelican, which turned its head, opened its beak and scared her. Picture: Kira Stocks

SUMMER SWIM: For some reason, Bar Beach was full of people at 10pm when this storm approached. Picture: Michael Delore

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: Our flowering gum with a local rainbow lorikeet. Picture: Jade Pilgrim

SWAMP SON: My son enjoying the Hunter Wetlands on my parents’ farm at Lenaghan. Picture: Clint Hardes

MAKYBE: Making friends at Alan Scorse Stables, Adamstown. Picture: Nick Feros

BATHS COLOURS: Waves crash over the eastern swimming blocks at Bar Beach. Picture: Michael Delore

MESMERISED: Watching the world go by and their yard changing. Picture: Monique Duff

CALM: An opportune moment on a road trip home from Forster. Picture: Jim Mirow

THE OLD SWING: An image of childhood memories taken at Valentine. Picture: Jim Mirow

BATHS AT DAWN: A sunrise at Merewether Baths. Picture: Jim Mirow

BIRDS EYE, NEWCASTLE: Shot from a drone on a unusually warm winter day. Photo: Michael Delore

SWELL TIME: A moveable scene at Merewether Baths. Picture: Richard Hogan

BAR BEACH GROMMETS: Action on Bar Beach. Picture: Nick Feros

PRE-SUNRISE COLOUR: Image taken during low tide at The Cowrie Hole. Picture: Andrew Frith

SUMMER PICNICS: A birthday picnic in King Edward Park. Picture: Tim Ford

UNDER THE MILKY WAY: “The stars sparkled above the old shack. Luckily I had my camera handy.” Picture: Michael Delore

FIRE AND WATER: A long-awaited moment to set off some steel wool sparks at Glenrock Conservation Area. Picture: Jim Mirow

LAKE PLACID: If you look closely, you will see my sister resting in the tree, enjoying the view of Lake Macquarie. Picture: Jim Mirow

MUDDY WATERS: My children Willow, 5, and Jackson, 7, jumping in the last of winters puddles. Picture: Jade Pilgrim

GHOST IN THE DARKNESS: A swooping stingray captured heading into the blue off Hawks Nest in July. Picture: Caine Miller

IN BLOOM: A bright yellow and lively floral specimen at Toronto surrounded by decaying flowers. Picture: Kyle Field

CUDDLED UP: These pelicans snoozing on the light pole at Nelson Bay put a smile on my face. Picture: Nina Horvath

MORNING GLORY: An attempted sunrise shot caught this surfer heading out at the Cowrie Hole. Picture: Michael Cross

THE WORLD’S A STAGE: “Trying to put my niece Avah to sleep in the pram. All she wanted to do was show off.” Picture: Crystal Korner

COLD FEET: A morning swim in winter at Newcastle baths as the water is warming up in the sun. Picture: Brooke Lee Whyte

TIME FOR A BATH: Boys doing what they do best at Baerami. Picture: Colleen Adams

NIGHT SWIMMING: Dusk is approaching as a young man contemplates the raging waves. Picture: Michael Hocking

GOLDEN GATES: A misty sunrise over Iron Gate Estate at Pokolbin in June. Picture: Timothy Lowe

WRONG STEP: “This shot was taken during a storm in August. My sister stamped in a puddle.” Picture: William Parker

RED SKIES: Taken from the roof of the Chelmsford Hotel overlooking the fires that swept through Abermain. Picture: Nicole Brown

STREETS OF GOLD: The Levee at Maitland in November, prepared for end of year festivities. Picture: Kevin Parsons

A BITE OUT OF LIFE: Phoebe and Trix having a summer splash in the backyard pool. Picture: Nick Feros

COOL BLAST: The Boat Harbour blow hole in November, spotting during a walk looking at rock pools. Picture: Amanda Playford

GREEN SEAS: The verdant lawn outside Halifax Park lighthouse at Shoal Bay. Picture: Anthony Thomas

SEEING DOUBLE: Danica Allgood riding kindred spirit and 14-year-old pinto mare Cowgirls Don’t Cry. Picture: Kelli Allgood

TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: Displays at Hunter Valley Gardens caught in the fading dusk. Picture: Katelyn Blackburn

CASTLES IN THE SAND: Sunset over Newcastle Ocean Baths in December. Picture: Kathryn Garkut

NICE TRY: A sulphur-crested cockatoo trying to take the top off a solar light on Christmas Day. Picture: Kevin Parsons

SANDY TOES: Footprints in the sand at Manning Point in February last year. Picture: Donna Buchanan

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NEWY TOURISTS: Newcastle Memorial Walk doesn’t just have a great atmosphere, but also great history. Photo: Sienna Brinkley

A TWO FOOT EXPOSURE: Photo:Greg Rendle

MURRAY’S SUNSET: Shot at Murrays Beach jetty. Photo: Emma Grant

THE CO-PILOT: While waiting at Newcastle airport, this twin engine propeller plane caught my eye. Photo: Luke Watt

SUMMER FUN: My daughter enjoying the beach. Photo: Melanie Craft

SUNRISE COMING UP: Lake Macquarie. Photo: Shaun Fenning

MEET AYA: One of the baristas at Xtraction Espresso, in Bolton Street, Newcastle. Photo: Courtney Mckean

LITTLE FLOWER: Growing in grandma’s garden. Photo: Isabelle Hillier

WATERMELON JOY: Taken at Rutherford. Photo: Melanie Smith

BEST MATES: ‘Our son Flynn was washing his bike and it quickly turned into a water fight with dog Dusty’. Photo: Kristen Wells

MORNING SWIM: This was captured last summer at Merewether Ocean Baths during a sunrise swim at 6am. Photo: Chris Beetham

RAISE OUR LATERNS: Light the night, taken at the Leukaemia Foundation walk. Photo: Emma Grant

MERRY WEATHER SPLASH: Taken at Merewether Beach.Photo: Melanie Smith

A MEMORY: Taken July 2016, the old Queens Wharf bridge in Newcastle. Photo: Luke Watt

BYRON: Portrait and fashion. Photo: Mequila Pickles

BAYADISE: A boat washed ashore on Tanilba Bay after a big storm. Photo: Luke Watt

MELVILLE FORD CROSSING: Hunter River. Photo: Melanie Smith

TIME TO BURN: Burning dead trees as my son walks away from the intense heat. Photo: Colleen Adams

AN AUSSIE KIDS’ CHRISTMAS: Zali, Cohen and Carter at Blacksmiths Beach. Photo: Mia Goodwin

FUN IN THE MUD: Boys doing what they do best. Photo: Colleen Adams

DOG WALK AT DUSK: On Warners Bay esplanade. Photo: Jack Hillier

BEACH BOYS: Shot at Caves Beach, December 2016. Photo: Jenny Marjoribanks

Twilight Surf: Taken in October as a surfer enjoys the early warm weather at Newcastle Beach. Photo: Mitchell Griffin

MORNING FLIGHT: Over Nobbys early in January.Photo: Aaron Roberts

BAR BEACH TAKE OFF: A mate looking down the line before dropping in. Photo: Chris Beetham

CRAB ON SHARK ISLAND: Photo: Andrea Rozsa

SUNRISE COLOURS: A summer sunrise at Dixon Park Beach. Photo: Chris Beetham

BITING DUST: Aberdeen Campdrafting 2016. Photo: Grahame Heuston

PELICAN TRIO: Taken at Anna Bay Fenninghams Island. Photo: Kellie-anne Williams

WRECK BEACH PANORAMA: Photo: Andrea Rozsa

LIGHTNING: On Redhead Beach sand dunes. ‘Shortly after this shot we had to make a run for it as it started to rain’. Photo: Kellie-anne Williams.

MORNING FEELS: This sleepy kitty makes the perfect model. Photo: Sienna Brinkley

WINTER WAVES AND WESTERLIES: Taken from Bar Beach. Photo: Andrew MacDonald

MY WALKING TRACK: Taken at Aberdeen. Photo: Tracey Malone

APPROACHING STORM WITH COW: Denman. Photo: Anne Collins

CIVIC BY NIGHT: Shot from the ANZAC Memorial Walk. The long exposure captures the city’s beauty. Photo: Mitchell Griffin

IVY ROSE: Photo: Stacie Hughes

END OF A CHAPTER: Year 12. Photo: Rachael Cappiello

FLANNEL FLOWERS: Towards Fingal Point. Photo: Andrea Rozsa

I CAN’T BELIEVE I LIVE HERE: A gorgeous sunset from Newcastle Baths. Photo: Pearl Nunn

NEWCASTLE EAST: Photo: Oly Steel.

PASTEL MORNING: Merewether Baths on a cold morning. Photo: Bryce Garrett

CLIMBING: Iris Moore Reserve, Anna Bay. Photo: Peter Vaughan

A SWINGING TIME: Cooling off under the bridge over the Hunter River in Aberdeen. Photo: Michelle Williams

REDHEAD SUMMER: Photo: Oly Steel.

KIDS POOL: Newcastle Baths. Photo: Jack Kelly

MAN AND DOG: Taken at King Edward Park. Photo: Lauren Poppi

HAPPY PUPPY DOG: Out for a stroll. Photo: Gordon Freeman

HER FAVOURITE SPOT: On the grass hill at Dixon Park. Photo: Jason De Iuliis

REFLECTIVE FUN: If you tip this picture upside down the reflection of the simple childhood fun is mirrored. Photo: Michelle Williams

STARTING BLOCKS: A walk on the break wall then a swim in the ocean baths is my favourite Newcastle ritual. Photo: Lauren Poppi

AFTERNOON LIGHT: My partner, Mark, before an afternoon walk with our dog Ally on Redhead Beach. Photo: Lauren Poppi

FIRE SURVEY: My partner surveying what is left of the bush behind our place in Weston after the bush fires. Photo: Tina Harris

ROCK POOLS: Newcastle beach. Photo: Jack Kelly

MEREWETHER SUMMER: Photo: Oly Steel

MEREWETHER STRETCHED: Photo: Oly Steel.

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2017: Zenith Beach – Shoal Bay. Photo: Andrew Dawes

2017: Photo: Samantha Ashcroft

2017: Merewether Beach. Photo: Alan Rice

2017: Pelicans snoozing on the light pole at Nelson Bay. Photo: Nina Horvath

2017:Waiting to pinch our hot chips. Photo: Tabitha Downie

2017: Taken at Cockle Creek. Photo: Tony Lawrence

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Waves splashing against the rocks caught Lee Harsthorne’s attention at Bar beach, but it was the colours that held it.

Moments before sunrise, East Maitland’s Mitchell Griffin snapped a shot he called 40 degree day.

Early riser Taylah Douglass, of Stockton, captured this shot of the revamped diving blocks at Merewether baths at sunrise.

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Charlestown’s Matt Burgess says he was thrilled to catch this photo at Redhead beach in October while playing around with exposures.

Stockton’s Paul Lancaster offers a glimpse of “Life in the Country” with this shot from five years ago. It was taken at Serendipity, near Evans Head.

The smooth patterns left in the sand by a “Retreating Tide” gave Ravelle King a stunning sight to photograph at Nobbys beach.

Stockton’s Karen Taylor uses the worn timber walkway at Newcastle Ocean Baths to provide a striking depth of field in “Always Summer”.

This shag sunning himself at the edge of Honeysuckle Wharf earlier in November gave Stockton’s Karen Taylor a stark subject.

A low and unusual perspective puts the stinger at the centre of Lee Hartshorne’s Newy Bluey, helping it stand out on the sand.

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14 Sep 19

Fathers have changed. Surveys that track how families use their time show dads are spending much more time with their young children.
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And they’re not just mucking around. Fathers are taking a bigger role in the day-to-day, hands-on care of children, such aspick-ups, drop-offs, feeding and bathing.

It’s a profound cultural shift that has become even more pronounced over the past decade.

But n workplaces have been surprisingly slow to adjust.

Professor Marian Baird, a work and family expert atSydneyUniversity, warns “there’s still a long way to go”before businesses fully take on board the reality of the modern working father.

Her research on employer attitudes to parental leave illustrates some of the constraints fathers face.

Businesses are now quite amenable to mothers taking lengthy periods of parental leave and returning to work part-time, but it’s a different story for dads.

“Employers have accepted that fathers should take some leave around the time of a birth, but it’s really a pretty short period – about two weeks,”she said.

“Most employers are not ready for fathers to take extended leave, or have greater work flexibility, when they have children.”

It is also striking how fathers are largely ignored in the current political debate about government-funded paternity leave.

“It is still all couched in terms of maternity leave and time out for mothers,”says Professor Baird.

“It’s virtual silence when it comes to leave for dads and partners.”

A significant proportion of male workers – up to one in five according to some estimates –would like more flexible work hours but feel they can’t ask for it.

They fear making such a request will stifle their career or even make their job less secure.

Traditionally, being a father has been a career plus –men with children have enjoyed a wage premiumcompared to others.

Women, however, tend to suffer a “motherhood penalty”because so many leave their careers for long periods and take on lower paid, less demanding jobs after having children.

But the determination that modern dads have to be more involved with their children could alter that dynamic.

A new study in Great Britain – which has a work context similar to’s – warns of an emerging “fatherhood penalty”as many men choose to move into lower paid and lower quality work because they have become fathers.

Nearly half of the fathers surveyed for Britain’s “Modern Family Index” –which was released this month – said they would like to downshift into a less stressful job, reflecting the difficulty they face in reconciling work and home. More than a third said they would take a pay cut to strike a better balance between job and family.

This desire was most pronounced among younger “millennial generation”fathers, many of whom have a partner working full-time.

Many resort to fibs to help manage the daily juggle – 44 per cent of fathers and 37 per cent of mothersadmitted they have “lied or bent the truth to their employer”about their family responsibilities.

Unless workplaces can adjust to the way families have changed, there’s a chance we’ll end up with both a motherhood penalty and a fatherhood penalty.

Matt Wade is a Fairfax journalist.

Mum’s the word: It’s virtual silence when it comes to leave for dads and partners.


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14 Sep 19

NEARING THE END: Michael Byrne, who plays central character Phil in Pencil Case Productions’ ‘Bed’ at the Royal Exchange.IT’S not surprising, given the play’s title is Bed, that actor Michael Byrne, who is the central character, spends most of his onstage time in and around a bed.
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Byrne’s Phil, who is nearing life’s end, recalls while bedbound the five people who were his most important friends and partners between his teenage school years and his life after retirement.

Bed, by renowned n playwright Brendan Cowell, is being staged by Pencil Case Productions at Newcastle’s intimate Royal Exchange performing arts venue from February 22 to 26.

The production, directed by John Wood, also includes Oliver MacFadyen as Phil’s best friend at high school, Pearl Nunn as an attractive young woman he idolises as a university student, Linda Read as a frustrated career woman who is the mother of his son, Benjamin Louttit as a sharply tongued party boy, and Katy Carruthers as a free-spirited and fun-loving elderly woman who has a similar outlook to Phil.

Bed won author Cowell the 2002 Patrick White Playwrights Award for Bed, given annually by Sydney Theatre Company for an outstanding new play.

The work has Phil remembering significant moments in his relationships with the five people, with each making three appearances, most of them brief, in the 60-minute play.

Michael Byrne said there are flashes of love, heart-ache and heartbreak in the moments Phil recalls, and they often have a sharp dramatic edge. Party boy Drew, for example, is very streetwise and knows how to get what he wants.

John Wood notes that it is Grace, the mother of his son, who gets Phil settled in his 30s after his edgy teen and 20s relationships. The audience learns that she is American, with Phil moving to the United States to be with her, then returning to when the relationship breaks down.

Wood said the tone of the play can change in a moment, as Phil’s mind moves to another incident in his life. And at times his comments show that he doesn’t remember the minute details of relevant points in his relationships.

While the people in his life are seen briefly, the audience learns a lot about them.

Kane, Phil’s high school friend, is a challenging character.

Does Phil ever really understand him as they flee from school sport days?

And, as John Wood points out, two people can be beside each other on a bed but be miles away in their thoughts.

Bed plays at the Royal Exchange nightly from Wednesday, February 22, to Saturday, February 25, at 8.30pm, and on Sunday, February 26, at 7pm. Tickets: $20. Bookings: trybooking苏州夜总会招聘.


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14 Sep 19

n boxer Anthony Mundine will not acknowledge the national anthem. Photo: James Brickwood n boxer Anthony Mundine aka Choc at the Elouera- Tony Mundine Gym in Redfern ahead of his bout against n boxer Danny Green. Photographed Friday 20th January 2017. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH SPORT 170120 Photo: James Brickwood
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Danny Green has received a tonne of support from black and white ns after he slammed arch-rival Anthony Mundine’s decision to make public he would not stand for the national anthem before their fight at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

More than 3300 people responded to a social media post from the WA boxer on Monday – alongside a photo of him with an Indigenous fan and his daughter – with the majority in support of Green, while also despising the decision of Mundine, an Aboriginal and self-proclaimed Muslim.

“Big fight this Friday in . Lots of talk in the public and the media about division because Mundine is Indigenous and I am a white fella with Irish roots,” he wrote.

“Mundine won’t stand for the anthem before the fight and that is totally his choice. Doesn’t affect me. He is allowed his choices and his opinion.”

Green, 43, then criticised Mundine for trying to cause unnecessary division among fans and black and white people before the fight.

“One thing I do however despise, is people trying to cause division in our communities,” he said.

“I only give a shit about people being good to people.

“I have been raised to acknowledge and respect the original land owners. Always have and always will.

“I also appreciate the support I get from the Indigenous community. The bush telegraph talks fast and talks wide, and those people know my attitude and beliefs.”

Green shared a photo taken with an Indigenous supporter and his daughter to help appease any ill will arising from Mundine’s comments and to show his 41-year-old opponent he was not going to let him be divisive.

“Here with this proud father and his beautiful daughter who were wishing me well for the fight,” he wrote. “Peace.”

Indigenous singing superstar Jessica Mauboy is poised to sing the national anthem at Friday’s fight at Adelaide Oval, but Mundine bizarrely said this was only “because she is black”.

Mundine caused a typically-limp stir on Monday when he told News Limited papers Advance Fair was a racist anthem he would not stand for.

“It’s a racist anthem and doesn’t represent our people,” Mundine said.

“It’s disrespectful to our people. And this is close to my heart.

“First and foremost I want to focus on the fight… I’m not trying to divide people or be controversial but you’ve asked the question and I’m answering it honestly to tell people where I stand.

“We’re not young and free. My people are still being oppressed. Nothing’s changed … the anthem isn’t right. It’s not for all of . I just can’t stand up for something I don’t believe in.”

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson also weighed into the anthem brouhaha.

“Who cares what Anthony Mundine is saying?” Ms Hanson told Sunrise.

“That is his opinion, but the fact is, we have teachers in schools who are telling kids, children, you don’t have to stand for the national anthem.

“They’re saying if you find it offensive, don’t stand and leave the classroom.

“We are saying this in our classrooms. Why should we worry about what Anthony Mundine is saying? I am more concerned about what the kids are being taught in our classrooms.”

Indigenous WA football star and Sydney Swan player Lance Franklin criticised Mundine last year when he urged players in the AFL and NRL grand finals not to stand for the anthem.

“Personally, I think it’s pretty stupid really. It’s the n national anthem, it’s a part of our sport, our history,” Franklin said at the time.

Green accused Mundine, a former NRL star, of copying former American NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who infamously knelt before games when the US anthem played this season.

“This dingaling sees some blokes pull a stunt and he copies,” Green posted.

“Once again he doesn’t come up with anything original.”


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14 Sep 19

Cooks Hill keeper Josh Petrowski playing against Maitland in the 2015 FFA Cup.Swansea will face a 137km drive to Muswellbrook when two clubs at the extremities of the Northern NSW Football southern pool meet in the first round of the FFA Cup.
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The pairwere among 28 Zone League teams drawn to face each other on Tuesday in a competition which this year excludes second-tier Northern League sides until the second round.

Zone League One club Stockton Sharks will have a bye in the first round.

Top-tier NPL clubswill enter in the third round, one later than last year.

“It’s a reflection of some of the very lopsided scores that were taking place in rounds two or three,” NNSWF chief executive David Eland said.

“There are clubs that want the opportunity to knock off a Northern League or NPL club, but we’ve also got clubs saying, ‘We’ve only just started training and we don’t want to play an NPL club.’”

NPL champions Edgeworth beat Muswellbrook 20-0 in the second round last year and Broadmeadow beat Hamilton Azzurri 17-0.

The semi-finalists from lastyear’s NPL, Edgeworth, Magic, Olympic and Maitland, are seeded not to face another NPL club in round three.

The southern pool will whittle down to six before a finals weekend with the top two from the northern pool. The last two standing reachthe national round of 32.

NNSWF apologised to clubs after confusion in the latter part of Tuesday’s draw, streamed live online, when the commentary did not match the order of the draw.

“We take responsibility for it, but every club had a number in the bowl, and the draw is reflective of the order in which the balls were pulled out,” Eland said.

Round one draw

Westlakes Wildcats FC v Hamilton Azzurri FC

Dudley Redhead United FC v Mayfield United JSFC

Hunter Simba FC v Maryland Fletcher FC

Beresfield United SFC v Warners Bay FC

Jesmond FC v Kotara South SFC

Dudley Redhead United SFC v Garden Suburb FC

Barnsley United SFC v Newcastle Uni Mens FC

Beresfield FC v Newcastle Suns FC

Mayfield United SFC v Morisset United FC

Charlestown JFC v Cardiff City FC

Argenton United JSC v Merewether Advance SFC

Bolwarra Lorn JSC v Edgeworth JSC

Muswellbrook FC v Swansea FC

Raymond Terrace SC v Nelson Bay FC

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14 Sep 19

Upgrades ahead PNG voyage HEALTH: Dutch medical vessel, Ruach, has docked on Newcastle’s Lee Wharf ahead of upgrades before heading to PNG to deliever medical services. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght.
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PORTHOLE: Newcastle Harbour can be seen through one of the Ruach’s portholes. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

VOYAGE: Ruach will be fitted with upgrades, including air conditioning, before making the voyage to PNG. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

VESSEL: Ruach docked in Newcastle on Saturday, after sailing from Europe. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

SAILING: Ruach was piloted by between nine and 10 crew members while making the voyage from Europe. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

SAILING: Ruach will sail to PNG after a number of upgrades, including air conditioning. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

RUACH: Dutch vessel, Ruach, will sail to PNG providing essential medical services. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

COMMAND CENTRE: Ruach was piloted by between nine and 10 crew members during the voyage to Newcastle. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

CONTROL ROOM: Ruach navigated the seas between Europe and to provide medical services to PNG. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

UPGRADES: Ruach will be fitted with upgrades, including air conditioning, before making the journey to PNG. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

DOCKED: Ruach is currently docked at Lee Wharf, on Honeysuckle. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

MEDICINE: Ruach will provide islands around PNG with essential medical services. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

SAILING: Between nine and 10 crew members sailed Ruach from Europe to . Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

CRAMPED: Crew members fit themselves into small cabines with up to four beds. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

VOYAGE: Ruach made the journey from Europe to . Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

VOYAGE: Ruach will move to a working wharf in Newcastle in a few days to be fitted with essential upgrades. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

UPGRADES: Upgrades to Ruach will include air conditioning, smoke detectors and extra zodiacs. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

BELOW DECK: Ruach is fitted with a height-adjustable table for extra storage. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

SAILING: Ruach sailed from Europe to . Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

VOYAGE: Ruach was manned by nine to 10 crew during the voyage to . Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

STEEP: To save space, the steps down to below deck are kept as steep as possible. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

MEDICAL: Ruach will travel to PNG after ssential upgrades to deliever medical supplies. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

ISLANDS: Ruach will visit small island communities around PNG to deliever essential medical supplies. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

FOOD STORAGE: The rear cabin of Ruach was used as a food storage facility during the journey to . Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght

DOCKED: Ruach when it docked at Lee Wharf on Saturday. Picture: Supplied.

SAILING: Ruach sailed into Newcastle harbour on Saturday. Picture: Supplied.

UPGRADES: Ruach will be fitted with air conditioning and smoke alarms ahead of its voyage to PNG. Picture: Supplied.

WELCOME: Crowds of people greet Ruach as it docks at Lee Wharf on Saturday. Picture: Supplied.

SAILING: Ruach as it makes its way past Nobbys Head into Newcastle Harbour. Picture: Supplied.

CROWDS: People gathered at Lee Wharf on Saturday to welcome Ruach to Newcastle Harbour. Picture: Supplied.

WELCOME: Ruach was greeted by scores of Novocastrians as it docked at Lee Wharf on Saturday. Picture: Supplied.

VOYAGE: From left to right, Ken Mulligan, Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and David Stephenson welcome Ruach to Lee Wharf on Saturday. Picture: Supplied.

TweetFacebookDutch medical vessel, Rauch, has docked at Honeysuckle’s Lee Wharf ahead of essential improvements before making its way to Papua New Guinea.

David Stephenson, managing director for YWAM Ships Newcastle saidthe improvements, including installing air conditioning andsmoke alarms, will begin in a few daysat a working wharf in Newcastle.

Rauch will operate out of the Milne Bay at PNG, and make two week voyages to small islands around PNG. Mr Stephenson said the crew will be offering “primary health care, medical education, dentistry, optometry, and general health care”. He said some of the island communities receive health care very rarely and some never.

Mr Stephenson said Newcastle was chosen as thesending location because of its “strong maritime base”.


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14 Aug 19

DON’T CLOSE IT DOWN: About 30 residents gathered earlier this month to show their support for keeping Weston Fire Station open. Picture: Krystal SellarsThe community has won its campaign to keep WestonFire Station open.
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A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman has confirmed that the on-call firefighters posted at Weston will remain in the town, despite and earlier decision to close the station.

The news is a big win for the local community,which is in the midst of a horrendous fire season.

On January 11, Fire and Rescue NSW announcedplans to close Weston Fire Station once the new station at Abermain is fully-operational.

The move garnered community outrage and a campaign was launched to save the station.

It seems people power won out in the end with Fire and Rescue NSW overturning its decision.

Cessnock MP Clayton Barr welcomedFire and Rescue NSW’sdecision to reconsider the station’s future, sayingwas“a victory for the little guy”.

Mr Barr said the appointment of Nationals MP Troy Grant as emergency services minister,the community campaign to save the station and the media coverage of the station’s plight could have been the reason for the last-minutechange of heart.

The fire fighters at Abermain will still move into the new premises, opening on February 7 or 8.

“As always we will continue to review services in the area,” a F&RNSW spokesman said.

SAVED: Weston fire station will remain open Firefighters in Northcote Street, Kurri Kurri. Picture: Simone De Peak

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Residents in Aberdare Street looking at the Kurri Kurri fire’s thick black smoke. Picture: Simone De Peak

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SMOKE: The view from Lang Street, Kurri Kurri around 2.15pm Wednesday. Picture: Amy Cagney

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Residents in Aberdare Street looking at the Kurri Kurri fire’s thick black smoke. Picture: Simone De Peak

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