Dedicated Lion: Local Kate Milford awarded Order of

February 2015
Volume 21: Issue 1
In this issue:
Page 2: Acclaimed chef joins
North Arm Cove’s
free community magazine
Cove News
Page 5: New notice board
Page 7: Bush fires resident’s opinion
Page 8: Beach wheelchair for disabled arrives
22 Promontory Way - Phone 4997 3237 -
Dedicated Lion: Local Kate
Milford awarded Order of
Australia medal
Kate was a Foundation
member of the Kurri Kurri
Neighbourhood Watch,
Arm Cove home for the last four-and-a- Foundation member of the
half years, but it is her 30 years of hard Kurri Kurri Tidy Towns
Committee who in 1994 won
work and dedication to Kurri Kurri
the “Australia’s Tidiest Town”
Lions Club, Tidy Towns and Hunter
Prelude Early Childhood Intervention from the Keep Australia
Beautiful Council and was
Centre which has, deservedly, earned
awarded the Kurri Kurri
her the Order of Australia Medal.
Citizen of the Year in 1992.
Kate was one of twelve Hunter
She joined Lions Club
Region residents honoured in this
International in 1992, serving
year’s Australia Day Honours List.
‘It is a joy and honour to receive this with distinction since that time,
recognition after 30 years service, Kate receiving their highest award,
The Melvin Jones Fellowship for
told Cove News.
‘I am very grateful for the help from “dedicated humanitarian
services” along with other
the people I have worked with.’
District recognition awards. She
is, currently, a member of
Bulahdelah Lions.
She was selected Port Stephens
Woman of the Year 2013 for
community work.
Kate follows in the footsteps of
her father, Ernie Smith, who was
also awarded the OAM.
A well deserved award for hard
work and dedication!
Council’s storytelling project forges new friendships
sometimes be difficult, but not so
for everyone who participated in
Great Lakes Council’s recent
Storytelling in the Great Lakes
project funded by a grant from the
NSW Office for Ageing
‘New friendships have been
formed and isolation reduced
between older residents,’ Glenn
Handford, council’s General
Exhibition at cove in March
Manager said when he officially
opened an exhibition of participants’
work held at Forster Council
Chambers mid-January.
The funding, administered by Local
Government NSW under the Creative
Ageing Initiative, aimed to encourage
older people to tell a story by
drawing/painting or creative writing,
The YESS committee
cordially invites cove families with
school-age children and those interested in the
initiative to attend the
launch of the YESS program
(aiming to support and encourage North Arm Cove children
in their future sporting endeavours)
Saturday March 14, 2015 4.30pm
Community Centre pergola
Pizza and sausage sizzle provided free of charge Children’s drinks FREE - BYO adults - Games
RSVP March 7, 2015 for catering purposes
Phone Wilma 4997 3476
Council’s Community Services
officer Kellie Richardson organised
workshops within the council area
during November and December; the
cove’s Kerryan Griffin Tea Gardens/
Hawks Nest and North Arm Cove
volunteer facilitator
Cove Fellowship of Australian
continued page 12
Our Environment needs You
Clean-up Australia Day
Sunday March 1, 2015
Sign up 8am
Community Centre grounds
Please come dressed for the weather and the task
with good shoes, hat, sunscreen and repellent
Young people are most welcome
If you can bring a vehicle with trailer
it will be much appreciated
For more details please contact
Tony Hann 4997 3583 or
[email protected]
Please consider the environment when reading me - pass on or recycle me!
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Here’s to a
healthier you
Salt therapy - healing
your body the natural way
in the 1800s. It was noticed that miners in
salt caves experienced improved health,
particularly their respiratory systems.
It is a non-invasive, 100% drug-free
therapy, clinically proven to benefit those
suffering from respiratory and skin
The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
properties of salt create an ideal healing
Salt therapy has been shown to help with
asthma, bronchitis, bronchectasis, coughs
and colds, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease, hay fever, relaxation, sinus, snoring
problems, sports performance, stress, eczema
and psoriasis and can be used in combination
with your current medication or treatment
to provide relief, alleviate symptoms and
improve quality of life.
Salt therapy rooms that mimic salt caves
have been built worldwide and Newcastle
Salt Therapy Centre, 204 King Street,
Newcastle, owned and operated by cove
resident Shawna Hartley, is the only salt
therapy centre in the Hunter Region. It is
open Monday to Saturday. Bookings are
essential - for operating times and to book
please call 4929 5712.
Adult shared 45 minute session $35;
concession $30, child 12 and under (30
minutes) private $25, additional adult $20;
session passes available.
Special offer: 10% off one session on
presentation of this article. More details
Chef’s Corner
Albert Moore and his family are new cove
residents. What a surprise when neighbours
found out that Albert has spent over 25 years
of his career as a private chef on super yachts.
He has had the opportunity to work in many
restaurants around the globe and had the
pleasure of working with some amazing two
and three hat-acclaimed chefs.
Most recently and, importantly, Albert is a
private chef to his 6-year old daughter Sabela
(pictured below) who is, by far, his most
demanding client and
Over coming months
Albert will share some of
his favourite recipes and
perhaps a few war stories
about his chefing time
abroad and the famous
people he has cooked for
Sabela Moore
in his career.
He may even share some recipes closer to his
West Indian heritage…. the spice island.
We welcome Albert, wife Kim and Sabela to
the cove and hope you enjoy eating your way
through his favourite recipes in each Cove
Rice Vinaigrette for Oysters
Ingredients: 4 tsps finely grated
Ginger, 1 ½ tabs rice wine vinegar,
4 tsps castor sugar, 4 tsps soy sauce, 4
tabs grapeseed oil, 2 tabs lemon juice.
Method: Combine all ingredients and
use as a dressing on fresh shucked
oysters or grilled salmon. This dressing
will keep in your fridge for two weeks.
Cucumber Dill Salsa
Ingredients: 2 cucumbers seeded
unpeeled and diced, 1 red onion finely
diced, juice of 2 lemons, 2 tabs chopped
dill, salt and pepper to taste
Method: Combine all ingredients to
accompany fresh grilled or baked fish on
those hot summer days in the Cove.
The team at Century 21 - Coastal Properties
1/71 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens
• Bryan Stevenson, Principal and Licensee
• Ivy Stevenson, Director, Licensed REA/Auctioneer
• Jodie Genner, Property Manager
• Melanie Carter, Administration and Sales Support
• Kaylee Frazer, Property and Administration Support
offer you professional, accurate, friendly service and advice
For a wide range of properties from
units to acreage, waterfront homes to
holiday rentals, please contact us 4997 2554
PHONE 4997 2554
coastal properties
Cove News - February 2015
Quality Meats
offer a wide range of
• fresh meats,
• deli goods,
• gourmet condiments
• fresh vegetables,
• hormone and
gluten free options
as well as pet food
North Arm Cove
delivery available
4997 5708
Cove News
circulation 280
Cove News is independently
edited and published by
Maureen Kelly, OAM,
22 Promontory Way,
North Arm Cove - 4997 3237
Printed by
Great Lakes Council.
Comments expressed in
Cove News are not
necessarily the editor’s
opinions/policies but are
published in the
community’s interest.
The editor reserves the right to
format and reduce
Cove News
March deadline
February 25, 2015
Fresh domestic water
delivered to
North Arm Cove
Also contracting work,
slashing, spreading, spraying
manure supply and spreading,
general contracting work and tipper hire
Vella’s Contracting and
Water Cartage
Phone Ray 0417 686 638
Home 4987 9100
Rita 0408 479 764
Cove News - February 2015 - Page 3
Cove Christmas celebrations
got off to a good start with the Stitch
Gatherers enjoying lunch at Morpeth’s Le
Beau Cafe.
The keep fit ladies journeyed to Corlette
for a share-plate lunch at the Anchorage.
Former member, Sue Collins (now living on
Central Coast) joined the group for a terrific
Community Centre Management
members lunching at Ellen
Committee chairperson Moira Hooper and Krieger’s waterfront home
secretary Maureen Kelly had a busy day
December 10. They attended Great Lakes
Council’s volunteers morning held at Tea
Gardens followed by the committee’s final DUO AT
meeting for 2014 in the afternoon,
culminating with a get-together of the
committee and their partners.
Tennis club members ‘doubly’ celebrated and
Christmas; Tillermans, Tea Gardens was the Bob Griffin
venue for a gathering of the social tennis
players and members also enjoyed a BBQ
held at the community centre pergola.
The pergola was also the venue for garden
network members to relax and enjoy a social
evening together prior to Christmas.
The cove’s writing group also chose the
community centre as their Christmas party
venue. They were entertained by the ukulele
duo of member Kerryan Griffin together
with dad Bob; other members read their
poems and prose following an excellent
HAPPINESS: Cove youngster
lunch of Christmas fare.
Arthur Lewis meets Santa
Co-ordinator Elizabeth Deane hosted
Williams and Karen Thorpe
morning tea for the library volunteers;
assisting Lee on the keyboard. The
NACRA did likewise following their
excitement when the youngsters
December meeting and Santa Claus visited spotted Santa was memorable.
the cove twice!
He, in turn, was in top form which
He delighted all the children (and adults) thrilled everyone. He has promised
attending an excellent evening of carol
to come along again for the 2015
singing held December 12 (relocated to the Carols evening!
community centre from Heros Beach due to Cove group festivities concluded
bad weather).
with fire brigade personnel
The evening was organised by Lee
escorting Santa round the village
on December 21.
Clayton and Kerryan Griffin with Joan
Call the Computer Guy
Mobile Computer Servicing
• Sales • Service • Repairs
• New and used
computers sold
and serviced
• Microsoft
accredited partner
[email protected]
Phone Steve 0419 220 354
Koree Farm Produce
The Hunter’s exotic fruit farm
free of pesticides and
other chemicals
All produce available at Tea
Gardens Market (third
Saturday of each month),
Organic Feast in East Maitland,
Alana’s Hawks Nest,
Tillermans Restaurant, and the
Ice Cream Shack, Tea Gardens
Koree Farm crops - raspberries,
figs, custard apples, tamarillos and
around fifteen varients of citrus
- are mostly processed into jams,
cordial, sauces, and chocolates.
Phone 4997 0488
Email orders :
[email protected]
Facebook page: Koree Farm Produce
Relax with a coffee or lunch
on the deck of the
Frothy Coffee
Amaroo Drive, Smith Lake
• Open 7 days 9am-4pm
• Breakfast, lunch
and lunch snacks
• Boat hire kayaks, canoes
and catamarans
• Safe beach for children
For further details
phone 6554 4202
Become a Garden
Network Sponsor
For an annual fee of $30
you can enjoy the benefits of
freshly picked fruit,
vegetables and herbs without
working in the garden but
you will be contributing to its
ongoing care and
Contact Maria Pickes
4997 3045
for more details
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Court misuse over
holiday period
A local small business supporting other
small businesses
BY Peter Chappelow, President, Tennis Club
THE TENNIS SEASON is well upon us and by the time
you read this all the hotshots will have departed
Melbourne for the next round of the world circuit. Good
luck to Australia’s new crop of emerging talent.
Meanwhile…back in sunny North Arm Cove life has
returned to normal after a very busy summer holiday
period, with solid court bookings from both holidayers/
tourists and the parent/grandparents looking for an
activity to wear the kids out for a few hours.
Unfortunately, after Christmas we had a booking
from a group who decided that they would use the court
for a cricket match!
This is the first time we have had misuse of the court
(replacement of the playing surface can be
$15, 000-$20,000). Luckily, there was no apparent
damage but a cricket bat can quickly destroy the turf
and playing surface.
We ask all residents to keep an eye out for
vandalism and misuse of the court, community centre,
toilet and garden club facilities and report it as soon as
possible to the tennis phone number (on the court fence)
or 000 if necessary.
On a brighter note, a young-ish, very proud Sydney
father and his teenage daughter chose to stay at North
Arm Cove while she competed in a top junior tennis
tournament in Newcastle. They were amazed to find it
had a top grade tennis court in perfect condition.
We left them practicing, hoping that he did not want
us to play his 12-year old daughter, who was absolute
The Copy Centre, Raymond Terrace
8 William Street
• Digital Services • Printing
• Promotional - mugs, coasters, pens,
sports bottles, mouse mats, T-shirts etc
Phone 4987 3166
Cove News - February 2015
Walk through the door of
located at Shop 1/195 Myall
Street, Tea Gardens and you are
immediately struck by the
amazing selection of items lining
the shelves.
‘We are a small business
wishing to support other small
businesses so we stock
nothing that can be found in a
supermarket,’co-owner Karen
Karen McCormack
McCormack (pictured) said.
Karen, together with husband Mark, opened the
store in 2012. They had previously operated a very
busy airport transfer business at Shoalhaven for twoand-a-half years and felt like a ‘sea change,’ - their
choice - Tea Gardens.
Products on the shelves include:
• Byron Bay Chocolate Company,
• Porters Produce Camden,
• Ililiwa Farm Jams and Marmalades,
• Honeycomb Valley Farm Nabiac - visit the
Australian Bee Sanctuary,
• Other Chef Products, Port Macquarie
The shop also stocks over 70 varieties of tea, coffee,
chocolates, tea pots, Bodum coffee pots and glasses,
Naremoa China, fine glassware and a large selection of
souvenirs - T-shirts, T-towels, beer holders, bags etc all
featuring villages in the area including North Arm Cove
Shop 1/195 Myall Street, Tea Gardens
We stock over 70 varieties of tea, quality coffee
beans, handmade chocolates, local produce, quality
fine china, glassware and souvenirs - T-shirts,
T-towels, key tags, beer holders and bags
Open 9.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday
Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am-2pm
Phone 4997 9709
Tony King Auto Repairs
MVRIC Lic No 16554
423 Tarean Road, Karuah
• Mechanical repairs, tuning and servicing for cars, 4WDs and light trucks • New tyres and batteries
Open Monday/Friday 7am - 12.30pm : 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Phone 4997 5272
Cove News - February 2015 - Page 5
A ‘one in 100 chance to win’
signed Limited Edition print
a ‘one in 100 chance to
win’ a Limited Edition
cricket print (pictured
right) signed by Allan
Border, Steve Waugh and
Ricky Ponting’and, at the
same time, support the
YESS committee’s first
The YESS (Youth,
Encouragementl, Sport
be issued; all proceeds will
provide funds for a $100
subsidy to be awarded to
young cove students
PRIZE: ‘Masterclass’ Limited
entering high school for
sporting fees, garments or Edition cricket print
products of their choice. At the end of each year, editions of Cove News for
an awards night will be
further details.
held and $100 distributed
Don’t delay, if you would
‘Masterclass’ cricket print. to each eligible student.
like to support the
Following the official
It is a non-numbered
committee and, at the same
and Support) initiative
launch, the committee
reproduction on canvas,
time, win this print please
developed by the cove’s
is planning to hold an
officially licenced by
contact Wilma Greenway Stitch Gatherers craft group Cricket Australia.
Aussie Afternoon Tea in
4997 3476 or Joan Williams
is to encourage sports
Only 100 $10 tickets will early Spring - watch future - 4997 3438 - for a ticket.
involvement for young
cove students entering high
The official launch will be
held Saturday, March 14 at
the community centre. (see
front page advertisement)
To help finance the
initiative, the committee will
raffle the magnificent signed
CENTRE Management
Committee have welcomed the arrival of a new notice
board provided by Great Lakes Council.
The new board, sited alongside the tennis court, has
been re-designed with an area to chalk information on
in the centre.
The board displays contact details for booking the
centre, library, garden network, tennis, Rural Fire
Service, Residents Association, Cove News, Stitch
Gatherers and the cove’s Fellowship of Australian
Writers branch.
Hunter Quarries Pty Ltd
located off Andersite Rd near the northern
Pacific Highway interchange for Karuah
Products include Blue Metal aggregates,
manufactured sands, armour rock, road bases,
fill and our decorative Karuah Red product range
Myall U3A up and
running for 2015
AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME of activities is on
offer to Myall U3A members in 2015.
The annual fee is $36 per person which entitles you
to attend as many courses as you wish when there is a
place available.
There is also a ‘try before you buy’ offer - you are
welcome to attend one or two free sessions only before you actually join - please contact the
Membership Co-ordinator Barbara Lyle 4997 9630 if
you are interested.
Regular activities include Third Age Art workshop,
Yang Style Tai Chi, Garden Club, Myall U3A choir,
Myall Fitness, films, discussion groups and loads more.
Myall U3A has a new president Chris Klimek
replacing retiring president, Warwick Nicholls.
Simply Smarter Blinds
• Blinds • Awnings • Shutters
Call us today, we come to you...
David Bright 0408 680 835
7 day service to North Arm Cove
[email protected]
Please visit
for more information and product photos.
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm : Saturday 7am-12 noon
Phone 4997 5966 : Fax: 4997 5933
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rHappy 'twin'
birthday wishes
Georgia and
their 12th birthday
February 24. Big hugs from
Mum, Dad, James and your cove
friends and neighbours.
rSincere condolences to Judy and
Mike McDonald on the sad passing
of Mike’s sister prior to Christmas.
rWedding anniversary
congratulations to Ivy and Bryan
Stevenson (26th), Tammy and David
Read (11th), Don and Betty Ible
(62nd), Julie and Dennis McGloin
(46th), Margaret and Tony Fry and
Janine and Bob Reid (33rd).
rLongtime residents have had the
opportunity, over the Christmas break,
to catch up with former residents
Babs Knight and Margaret Keith.
Both visitors send their regards to all
those who may remember them!
Cove News - February 2015
rMichael Crews turned 50 last
month celebrating this very special
birthday at Mumms Restaurant, Tea
Gardens with his family and friends.
rSongwriter/musician Lee Clayton
enjoyed a week of music at the recent
Camp Creative held at Bellingen.
Turning the big ‘70’
rMany congratulations to Merilyn
Hughes celebrating her 70th
birthday February 23. Best wishes
and love from husband Rick.
rTrish Woodrow shares friend
Merilyn’s birthday - they’re twins
- same day, same year! Happy
birthday, love and best wishes Trish
from husband Allan.
Best wishes to both Merilyn and
Trish from their many
cove friends
r2015 was welcomed in at the cove
at various venues including friends
gathering at Merilyn and Rick
Hughes’ home; a street party (The
Esplanade/Promontory Way) held
outside Jan and Alan Walker’s home
on January 2, (pictured below) and
rCongratulations to Connor Walker,
elected Karuah Public School vice
rWelcome to the cove from the
Central Coast, Mandy and Steve
who have moved in recently in The
Esplanade and Penny, Doug, Tyler
and Cade Probert recent arrivals from
Cessnock to their new home in
Promontory Way.
Colin and Elizabeth (Hall)
entertained over 60 friends at their
home Twelfth Night (January 6,
2015) ‘the party to end all parties.’
rHappy birthday congratulations to
all residents celebrating a February
birthday including Shawna Hartley,
Barry Lane, Gillian Aaltonen,
Sandy Chappelow, Barb Smith, Cliff
Turner, Doug Kohlhoff, Charlie
Bugeja, Roger Richards, Betty
Crumblin, Greg McNiff, Anthea
Mayer, Robert Russo, Daralyn
Hillier, Dave Sexton, John More,
Robert Edwards, Bob Reid and
Lesley Soper.
rWelcome back everyone who has
been away over Christmas
including Shawna and Danny,
Robyn and Steve Gee, Olly, Kerryan
and Bob Griffin, Sylvia and Tony
Reczek and Ellen Krieger.
rBelated birthday greetings (again)
James Stevenson. Cove News
missed James’ birthday last year and
has done it again this year - sincere
apologies James!
Best wishes to new resident Penny
Probert celebrating a January
birthday also.
rOften people home-sit at the cove
while friends are away. Imagine one
resident’s utter amazement when a
text message arrived ‘.. understand I
have to feed the dogs, cat and birds
but don’t remember you mentioning
what the snake ate!’ The snake was
found by the perplexed house-sitter
curled up beside the bird cage!
rContinued ‘get well’ wishes to
Community Centre Management
Committee’s Barry Young.
For all your
pest control needs
Local Property Management
Local people for local properties
Phone Barry
4997 3291 : 0419 602 817
48 Eastslope Way,
North Arm Cove
Great Lakes
Pest Control
• Locally owned
• Fully licensed
• Fully insured
Call Brett
0402 609 176
Cove News - February 2015 - Page 7
Yabba -Have your say............
Signed letters may be left at 22 Promontory Way with name, address and
phone number attached. Cove News reserves the right to edit for length, fact
and grammar. Anonymity will not be granted to contributors. Want to
email a letter - please phone 4997 3237 to obtain the email address.
No cove water escape - risk to life during bushfire threat
Karuah & District
peninsular in Tasmania over December
RSL Club
2012/January 2013 I believe is very
Authorities have expressed a
• Raffles
negative view on the value of a water- relevant to our situation and I quote:
Tuesday, Thursday and
A devastating fire occurred in
borne (jetty) escape facility for cove
Friday from 5.30pm
Tasmania where several large bushresidents in the event of a serious
Sunday from 11am
fires burnt out of control and by
bush fire threatening the residential
• Bingo
January 5 at least 100 properties
Monday and Thursday mornings
As I understand the reasons given, were destroyed and 20,000 hectares of
• Trivia - Thursday night 7pm
bushland were burnt out.
they seem to revolve around these
ANZAC Day 2015
Communities were forced to flee as
Centenary dinner April 18, 2015
1. A Jetty, enabling water evacuation fires came down from the north,
plus book launch (details tba)
by marine craft (ferry, marine rescue, cutting the only road out and
Courtesy bus runs Thursday,
police or private vessels) would create destroying much of Dunalley.
Friday and Saturday nights
A seaborne rescue operation
a false sense of security for residents
Sunday lunch - call club to book
resulting in their delaying evacuation described as ‘huge’ was launched for
the thousands of people
Membership fees
via our single road.
sheltering on beaches, in boats and
$3/year $12/5 years
2. Burning ember risks to craft/
at the Port Arthur historic site. More
Application form available
than two thousand people were fer3).Lower oxygen levels in area.
It seems to me the negative reasons ried to safety by police and private
Phone 4997 5297
given by Rural Fire Service and Great volunteers
Information for members and their guests
Lakes Council Officers, in light of the Media reports at the time highlight
following, need to be questioned and the fact the people rescued owed their
lives to water evacuation, eg:
thoroughly investigated.
• a flotilla of boats is the lifeline for
With only one high risk exit road
and no safe assembly area other than thousands of people stranded on the
Tasman Peninsular, (The Australian
Karuah, I believe means of water
Maria and Michael Pickles
evacuation from North Arm Cove
in partnership have purchased
•. Volunteer Sea Rescue Tasmania
would be an important life-saving
Lemon Myrtle Fragrances
took four boats out to communities
option. At the very least, a full and
producer of lemon myrtle
whose roads were cut (SMH Andrew
wide ranging evaluation of the
products, and The Soapman.
reasons for and against a water borne Darby 5.1.2013)
• 1000 people had been ferried to
evacuation facility should occur
We make fine, high quality skin care
involving all interested parties. Post a safety....crews expected to rescue
solutions from Australian
catastophic fire situation in the Cove another 1000 stranded. (SMH Jill
native botanicals, with antiStark 6.1.2013)
would be too late.
bacterial, anti-fungal and strong
Gary Sylvaney
Therefore, a major bush fire
germicidal powers.
[Cove News supplied with details of all
situation that involved evacuation by
relevant sources relating to this letter]
We provide natural hair care,
water of thousands from the Tasman
a range of skin care, cleansers,
‘If you look good, we look good’
and outdoor protection, oils
and gift packs
At Ella’s we pride ourselves on giving
paraben, fluoride
‘old fashioned’ service whilst providing great
and aluminum free
Recent statements by Senior Fire
brands, wearable and flattering fashions
We stock Yarra Trail, Gordon Smith, Ping Pong,
Andiamo, Black Pepper, Wyse, Vigorella,
Goondiwindi, Cotton, Coopers Jeans
and many others
Open 7 days
2/195 Myall Street, Tea Gardens
Phone 4997 2711
Selling wholesale and retail
with discounts for locals
36 Cove Boulevarde
North Arm Cove NSW 2324
ABN 8173355175
email: [email protected]
Phone/Fax 4997 3045
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Cove News - February 2015
Council’s drainage
presentation re-scheduled
commitments, Great Lakes
Council’s presentation on Cove
Drainage Plans, intended to occur
as part of the February North Arm
Cove Residents Association
(NACRA) meeting has been
rescheduled for 5pm Tuesday,
February 24, 2015 at the
Community Centre.
The NACRA meeting will,
however, still go ahead as planned
on Saturday February 14 at 10am,
possibly with an alternative guest
The meeting will also be exploring
issues of concern to local residents
with a view to lobbying Council,
ministers and MPs. (Imminent
elections are always a good time for
Two topics that we know have
rankled a number of locals over the
past couple of months have been
the limited availability of medical
services during the holiday break;
and a dramatic decline experienced
by many residents over the past two
months in free-to-air TV reception.
If you have thoughts on these or
other issues you would like to see
addressed, come along to the
meeting and have your say.
You can also add your comments
on these or other issues on the
community website: northarmcove.
Doug Kohlhoff - NACRA president
Great Lakes Council’s Drainage Presentation
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5pm
North Arm Cove Community Centre
News shorts:
Milburn, aged 88, a resident of The Grange, Tea Gardens,
who served four years as an Able Seaman and Radar
Operator in the British Royal Navy during WWII on the
Russian Convoy ships, was recently awarded the Medal of
The Russian Government requested the medal be given
and Rick said he will wear it with pride alongside the
small Arctic Star awarded a few years ago by the British
tCove residents involved in fundraising two years ago for
a special wheel-chair enabling the disabled easy
access to Hawks Nest beach arrived at Hawks Nest Surf
Lifesaving Club at the end of last month.
tCove residents celebrated Australia Day 2015 in fine
style despite the weather; parties were held at private
homes plus a community party was held at Heros Beach.
Tea Gardens
Motor engineers and repairers
For all your car repairs,
services and Rego checks
16 Wanya Road, Tea Gardens
Phone 4997 1611
Hairdinkum Style
Indulge yourself!
• expert hair care
• waxing,
• acrylic nails,
• rejuvenating facials
Shop 3/47 Yamba Street,
Hawks Nest
Phone 4997 0530
International bestselling author,
Helen Brown
‘Cleo the cat that
healed a family’
will visit
Tea Gardens Library
Wednesday, March 4
7pm - entry $10
Contact Tea Gardens Library
4997 1265 to book
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either BUT most TV’s / PVR’s / non windows PC will
only accept Fat 32.
The limit of Fat 32 is a single file cannot be bigger
than 4GB so some video files will not transfer to Fat
32 If you try to copy a file to an external Hardisk
and it says not enough space this may be the problem.
You can reformat the Hardisk as NTFS but will loose
everything on it so copy the info first.
Shop 1, 410 Tarean Road,
For all your computer and printing needs
• Custom-built computers
• Disaster recovery and backup virus
removal and solutions
Phone 4987 0188
Fax 4987 0148
Cove News - February 2015 - Page 9
Recognition for young and ‘more
mature’ writers
THE IMPRESSIVE WRITING skills of Tea Gardens
Public School students were recognised by the cove’s
Fellowship of Australian Writers Inc branch at the end
of the 2014 school year.
‘The winning stories were excellent, exhibiting
maturity well beyond the age of the writers, with many
other entries displaying great potential,’ a spokesperson
for the writing group said.
The short story competition was open to Years 4, 5
and 6 students at both Tea Gardens and Karuah Public
Schools.; Karuah students unable to enter this year as
they were involved, at the same, in a Newcastle Herald
Elizabeth Deane and Maureen Kelly attended Tea
Gardens Public School to present the prizes.
Winners: Year 4: Toby Avery (Fisher returns), Year 5:
Charlie Pietsch (Wizard Blackbeard and the Village of
Snow) with a highly commended certificate and prize
awarded to Faith McKay (Agnes Obell: Beyond the
Over the Christmas break members of the
writing group were also busy writing, participating in
the Storytelling in Great Lakes project - see front page
The stories by Lal Clayton (The Mother), Lee Clayton
(Shadow Wing and In my Heart, music and lyrics),
ACHIEVERS: Maureen Kelly and Elizabeth Deane with
winners, Faith McKay, Charlie Pietsch, and Toby Avery
(Photo courtesy Tea Gardens Public School)
Elizabeth Deane (Memories abound seated at a
desk), Olly Griffin (1940 wartime memories of an
evacuee) and Maureen Kelly (Sirens Shelters
Sleeplessness 1942-1945) have formed part of
the council’s travelling exhibition arriving early
March at the cove’s community library.
Following the exhibition’s official opening,
Elizabeth’s story was published in Great Lakes
Advocate - well done!
Facilitator for our area, Kerryan Griffin, is also
a member of the writing group.
Members re-commence their writing year
Thursday, February 19 6.30pm at the community
centre. New members are most welcome.
Firies experience quiet time at cove
A VERY QUIET time on
the fire front has,
thankfully, been reported
by North Arm Cove Rural
Fire Service’s captain
Mark Lewis.
He urges residents to
stay vigilant at this time
of year and have their
bush fire survival plan
These maintenance tips
may help prevent burning
embers destroying your
• install metal gutter guards,
• repair damaged or missing tiles on the roof,
• install fine metal mesh screens on windows and doors,
• fit seals around doors and
windows to eliminate gaps,
• enclose areas under the house,
• attach a fire sprinkler system to gutters.
For more extensive
information please go to:,au/
At present the cove’s
brigade has a new member
undertaking training and
welcomes, at all times,
residents willing to
volunteer their time to
become a fire fighter.
If you are interested,
come along to a brigade
general meeting held first
Tuesday of each month
7pm at the fire station.
Make the right connection!
Call Steve Cabban
for all your electrical
needs around
the home
NAC Electrical Services Pty Ltd
Lic No 36006C
Phone 4981 8072 : 0429 444 243
mind body and soul
open to the colours within
handmade & unique jewellery
fashion & accessories
gifts & treasures homewares & decor
books and oracle cards
Shop C, 203 Myall Street, Tea Gardens
Phone 0432 765 755
Page 10 -
$2.50 personal ads
For Sale
From only $25 Would suit
finches, parrots, gliders and
possums Phone Ken 4997
0685: 0418 151 989
FREEZER 2-door White
Very clean, works well,
quiet. 5 years old.
Selling because owner
bought a larger refrigerator
555 deep, 550 wide, 1565
high $125 Call Robert
4997 3321 - can deliver
within North Arm Cove
KAYAK ‘Sevlar’
inflatable single person.
Colour Yellow and Black,
as new condition. Price to
be negotiated. Please phone
0418 610 188 or 4997 3270
if interested.
Locally farmed
Phone Dawn 4997 3088
Public Notice
Cove News - February 2015
$5.50 Business ads
Public Notice
Free Venue!
Entertain your family
and friends at the
community centre’s
wood-fired pizza oven
and barbecue
Phone 4997 3258
to check availability
Avon calling!
Madison Woolley
Phone 0411 960 238
[email protected]
Home Maintenance
Jock Williams
Fully insured
Phone 0422 850 393
tea gardens
• guided healing meditation
• energy healing with Black
Crow Walking
Phone Julie 0432 765 755
Baby Sitting team available - North Arm Cove residents
Arlee and Isabella Francis available for baby
sitting at reasonable rates
References and parent back-up available
The girls also offer a car washing service
Please phone 4997 3009 : 0409 985 299
Public Notice
Anambah Business Park, 21 Mustang Drive,
Rutherford (next to Masters)
We are a local
family-owned and
operated business
stocking all your
flooring needs
• Rugs • Carpet
• Vinyl • Laminate
In the area once a week for
Phone 4932 1874 (Shop)
Local rep - Richard
4997 3179 : 0408 681 983
email: [email protected]
Reliable House Cleaning
Available for cove residents
All aspects of cleaning carried out in an
efficient and thorough way
$20/hour (miniumum 2 hrs)
Phone Emma 4997 3383
Vitamin Bead
is all about the unique and unusual.
We strive to provide excellent customer service,
fabulous clothing, and have an extensive range of
jewellery .......come in store now for a chance of a
first pick of our new range of
Organic Haven Soaps
Our personal favourite is
Cinnamon, Clove and Orange Wink
emoticon, but there is wide range
to choose from
Shop 2/13 Mawell Street, Tea Gardens
(Opposite bottle shop)
Phone 0409 985 299
[email protected]
A passion for property
Shop 1, 77B Cowper St, Stroud
Phone 4994 5766
0414 725 482
December Sudoku solution:
Roof and gutter
cleaning and
4997 4995
0423 001 544
Cove News - February 2015 - Page 11
Check the Trade Directory for help
Mid Coast Liquid Waste
Family owned and operated
Septic cleaning
and pump-out
Servicing North Arm Cove
Consult the specialist
in carpet and upholstery
cleaning, rotary buff shampoo,
hot water extraction, vertical blind,
car and boat interior cleaning
Please phone
Steve 6553 6388
or 0412 460 873
Phone Layne
0414 970 262
for quality service
Making a difference in the Cove
David Read Enterprises Pty Ltd
David and his team undertake
• Landscaping • Driveway construction
• Ground maintenance • Retaining walls
• Bobcat work • Renovations etc etc
Phone 0415 966 244 : 4997 3311
Leon Katz - Plumber
Lic Number 44826C
For prompt reliable service
Phone: 4997 1274
Mobile: 0412 478 493
Morgan Angel
Lic EC 39334
Servicing North Arm Cove
Licence No 221973C QS No 56644S
• Excavator • Tipper hire • Site levelling/clearing
• Slab/driveway preparation etc • Trenching and drainage
• Top soil/roadbase/aggregate delivery • Log and rock grapple
• Sewer and transpiration trenches •Full range of augers
Prompt service Competitive rates
Work Cover accredited
Call Simon 0417 426 043
Phone 0411 569 732
General Maintenance
Block Clearing
Garden Services
Phone 0423 001 544
4997 4995
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Storytelling project: Isolation reduced
continued from front page
writing group members Lal and Lee
Clayton, Elizabeth Deane, Olly
Griffin and Maureen Kelly added their
creative writing memories to those
of Tea Gardens’ Ronnie Nicholls and
Stephanie Perrott.
General Manager Glenn Handford
also said that the Storytelling project
fitted in with a number of council’s
strategic goals including the fact
council has just been accepted as a
member of the World Health
Organisation’s Global Network of
Age-Friendly Cities and Communities
which means council is committed to
a continuous improvement process to
make our area more age-friendly.
‘Our Local Government Area has
the highest aged demographic in NSW
which is not a burden for us, he said.
‘We appreciate the input of over
1,000 volunteers in our community.’
He thanked the volunteers, Judy
Hall, Margaret Guider, Jeni Monks,
Maggie Poole, Sue Filson and
Kerryan Griffin for giving so much
time and energy to running the workshops and visiting nursing homes.
He concluded by thanking
Community Services officer Kellie
Richardson for her management and
co-ordination of the project within a
very short timeframe.
The exhibition of stories and
WORKING PARTY: (l-r) Margaret Guider,
Jeni Monks, Kerryan Griffin and Great
Lakes Council’s Kellie Richardson
Display at
with Kerryan
paintings will be displayed at
Bulahdelah, Stroud and Tea Gardens
libraries, arriving at the cove’s library
early March to coincide with
International Women’s Day.
The rules of Sudoku are
simple. Place a digit from
1 to 9 in each empty cell so
every row, every column and
every 3 x 3 box contains the
digits 1 to 9.
Solution in March 2015
Cove News
Source: Puzzle Choice
Around the cove
Craft group Stitch Gatherers 10am
third Wednesday each month
community centre.
Community Centre S355
committee meet second
Wednesday/month community
centre 4pm, observers always welcome
Garden Network: Meet every
Wednesday morning, also first
Saturday each month - community
garden adjacent to community centre
North Arm Cove Rural Fire
Service first Tuesday each month
7pm at North Arm Cove fire station.
Residents Association (NACRA)
second Saturday February, April,
June, August, October December
commencing 10am comm centre.
Tennis Group: Members’ social
tennis Saturday 9am-11am,
Monday 9am-11am Bookings
0427 276 718 between 9am-6pm
Cove News - February 2015
Community Directory
Book Club...................4997 3135
Craft Group................4997 3438
Comm Ctre.................4997 3258
Comm Library...............4997 3258
Garden Network........4997 3117
Keep Fit......................4997 3237
Res Assoc.................. 4997 3341
Tennis bookings .........0427 276 718
Writing ......................4997 3237
Power failures...............13 20 80
Fire emergency.....................000
Police:Incident..............13 14 44
State Emergency Service
Karuah Valley...............13 2500
Rural Fire Service website
Tuncurry Fire Control
(for fire permits)
6539 7700
Wildlife in need of care
Emergency Hotline
1300 946 295
Water carriers
Jim Timony (Karuah)
4997 5481: 0407 280 478
Ray Vella 4987 9100
0417 686 638 : 0408 479 764
Sam the Waterman
Paul ......................0414 218 148
Daniel ...................0425 344 663
Justice of the Peace
Blackbourn, John ..........4997 3404
Brown, Bruce .................4997 3294
Hunter, Joan ..................4997 3298
Kelly, Maureen, OAM...4997 3237
Andrew Lovett ...............4997 5708
(Karuah Quality Meats)
Lyall, Dawn.................... 4997 3088
Peters, Trish.............. .... 4997 3330
Searle, Annette................4997 3191
Woodrow, Allan ...................4997 3343
Tea Gardens
Resource Recovery
and Waste Transfer Station
Winta Road, Tea Gardens
Ph/Fax: 4997 2287
Mon/Wed - 12 noon-4pm
Tues/Thurs/Fri - 8am-12 noon
Sunday - 12 noon-4.30pm
Re-cycling/Garden Waste
February 2015
Tuesday, February bin
Tuesday, February 10...yellow bin
Tuesday, February bin
Tuesday, February 24...yellow bin