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One of ours is a finalist in Australia's most prestigious art prize - The Archibalds. We will hear tomorrow whether 22 year old India Mark has won, but just being selected is a great achievement. This edition also has the latest news in local politics, business and a number of fun opportunities for you to donate money to worthy causes.

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16 July 2016 A fortnightly celebration of A fortnightly celebration of A fortnightly celebration of A fortnightly celebration of people and places on the people and places on the people and places on the people and places on the Upper South Coast of NSWUpper South Coast of NSWUpper South Coast of NSWUpper South Coast of NSW Serving the communities of Kiama, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Downs, Minnamurra and Gerroa and now at www.thebugleonline.com The BugleThe BugleThe BugleThe Bugle Local wins tender for adventure playground p 3 Beanies become a Farmers Market tradition p 6 Making Waves at Storm Bay p 9 Dementia Friendly Project attracts global attention p 3 Inside this issue Dane Taylor is the lead singer of the experimental pop band Shining Bird from Austinmer, NSW. They released their debut album Leisure coast in 2013, and in 2015 their single Rivermouth was awarded song of the year at the FBi Radio SMAC Awards. Their unique sound embodies the various hues of the Australian landscape, from the outback to the coast, with a tender nostalgia for music of bygone eras. Outside of Shining Bird, Dane is an artist in his own right, and his calm and grounded nature is something I have always admired, says India Mark. I wanted to paint Dane as simply as possible, almost as a silhouette, with a strong focus on his most distinctive features: his eyes, eyebrows and beard. The painting within a painting is a symbolic motif used by 17th-century Dutch masters to imply elements of narrative that arent surface apparent, such as a state of mind, character or emotional situation. The painting behind Dane is a loose appropriation of Rupert Bunnys Sea idyll and is an ode to figurative classicism in Australian art history. Taken from the Archibald Prize website At the tender age of 22, India Mark has been chosen as a finalist for the Archibald Prize. It is the first time she has entered Australias most prestigious art competi-tion, which has a $100,000 prize. Its just incredible that shes been select-ed as a finalist, says her mother Maria Mark. We are absolutely blown away. It is such a validating and encouraging experience for her at such an early age. India now lives in Thirroul, but was born and raised in Gerringong and went to Kiama High. Her mother says she began drawing when she was three and it was obvious early on she had a gift, Our family leads a creative life, but there has been no-one of her talent before. Jenny Morris taught her up to Year 11 and has followed her development keenly. She has always been a passionate and tal-ented artist with skills and understanding well beyond her years, she says. India achieved many awards and prizes at high school, including from the Kiama Art Society. Her work was selected for ARTEXPRESS in her HSC year, when she achieved a Band 6 and a scholarship to study art. She is currently doing her Masters in Fine Arts, focussing on portraits, at the National Art School in Darlinghurst. Indias Archibald entry is one of the smallest there. As Maria explains, She is particularly drawn to miniatures because you have to take a step closer to them and peer in, rather than take a step back as you do with larger works. At a recent exhibition at the Egg & Dart Gallery in Thirroul, her works sold out on the website before going on display. Following newly announced reforms to NSW regional tourism, a new Destination Network is replacing the South Coast Regional Tour-ism Organisation (SCRTO). Along with Wollongong, Shellharbour, Wingecar-ribee and the Shoalhaven, Kiama is now part of the Sydney Surrounds South Network. The six regional networks will work with a new Regional Division within Destination NSW. Unlike the regional tourism organisations they replace, their operations will be fully funded by the State Govern-ment for four years, includ-ing paid board positions and professional staff. New South Wales Minis-ter for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, says, By investing around $10 million a year we aim to bolster our efforts in attract-ing visitors to regional and rural NSW. Regional tour-ism contributes $6.7 billion to our state and employs 73,900 people. This plan will create strong and sustainable tour-ism bodies to ensure we continue to see growth in this key industry. Applications are now open for suitably qualified and experienced candidates to be considered for one of the five director roles or for the role as chairman of the new body. The process is being conducted by recruitment consultants to ensure the optimum mix of skills. We encourage people to go to the Destination NSW website and see what is involved with these exciting new roles, says Carole Johnstone, Councils Strate-gic Tourism and Marketing Manager. Applications close 31 July. India chosen as an Archibald finalist Search on for new regional tourism board members 2 Whats on? Let us know if theres an event youre organising. Just email the details to emailthebugle@gmail.com or phone 0412 415 101 Listings are free, and at the editors discretion Every Wednesday Kiama Farmers Market Kiama Harbour 2-5pm On weekends Live music at The Sebel, Kiama Leagues Club, The Mecure, Jamberoo Pub and other venues. Mon 11 July HSC Help@The Library From 10am. Limited spaces so bookings are essential. Call 4233 1133 Sat 16 July Gerringong Village Markets In and around Gerringong Town Hall, 9-2pm New York New York Kiama Jazz & Blues Club Supper Dance fundraiser, Kiama Pavilion, $40 Book online at kiamajazz.com or call 0411 454 720 Plants, Pots & Posie Stall With rose pruning dem-onstration and morning tea, Peace Park, Manning St, 10-2pm Sun 17 July Kiama Seaside Markets Kiama Harbour, 9-3pm 18-19 July U3A enrolments North Kiama Neighbour-hood Centre, Meehan Drive. 2-4pm Mon; 2-3pm Tues 22-27 July Felting, Weaving and Spinning display Old Fire Station, Kiama Sat 23 July Kiama Makers & Growers Market Kiama Harbour, 9-2pm Second Time Round Sale Blue Haven (see right) Thurs 28 July Knit In at the Library (see right) Fri 29 July Kiama Relay for Life Launch Party Kiama Pavilion, 7pm. BYO basket supper and drinks. $25 tickets from the Visitors Centre. 31 July Jamberoo Village Market Reid Park, 9-2pm 4 August Compassionate Friends Room next to Ss Peter and Paul Church, 7pm NSW Police Band Concert (see right) Fri 5 August Official dedication of the Arthur Campbell Reserve (more next issue) Pics & Flicks: The Lady in the Van (more next issue) Jeans for Genes Trivia Night (see p 4) Sat 6 August Gerry McInerney: Once a Kid from Narrabri Joint meeting of the Friends of Kiama Library and the Kiama & District Historical Society (more next issue) Sun 7 August Music in the Park (more next issue) 13-21 August Kiama Art Show 13 August Kiama Show Trivia Night The BugleThe BugleThe BugleThe Bugle Editor:Editor:Editor:Editor: Cathy Law t 0412 415 101 Sales:Sales:Sales:Sales: Steve Law t 0428 662 499 Or email us at emailthebugle@gmail.com Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, but we are only human. PO Box 304, Gerringong 2534 80 Barney St, Kiama t 4233 1322 Open 7-4.30 Mon-Fri 7-4 Saturdays Local firewood All firewood split, seasoned, local hardwood $160/m3. Pick up or free delivery for 2m3 or more. Bags of firewood and kindling both available. SHOP ONLINE for regional and local food Greenbox is a non-profit, regional food co-op based in Gerringong, run by a team of passionate volunteers www.greenbox.org.au Order online every week from 10am Fri to 7pm Mon for collection or delivery Thurs from 2.30 to 6pm Things are better the Second Time Around Following the success of their recent Cake Stall, the Friends of Blue Haven are at it again. This time they will be holding a Second Time Round Sale with pre-loved designer clothes available along with a vast array of bags, shoes, linen and bric-a-brac all at bargain prices. All proceeds will go towards improving the quality of life for residents of Blue Haven Aged Care. Bring your friends and grab a vintage bargain. Details: Saturday 23 July from 9- 1pm on Level 6 in Stage 5 of Blue Haven Police Band Concert The NSW Police Band is coming to Gerringong for a mid-week morning concert. The Band was estab-lished in 1894 when most members of the NSW police force donat-ed 1 or 2 shillings and with the sum collected, instruments were purchased, the band formed and rehearsal began. Their concerts now are multi-faceted, featuring traditional band music, along with vocals and instrument solos. Money raised from this concert will go to sup-port scripture education at Kiama High School. Details: Thursday 4 August, Gerringong Town Hall, 10.30noon. Tickets $20 Kiama Library invites enthusiastic local knitters to make this the year you join its special knit-in event for the char-ity Wrap with Love. Its a great morning of camaraderie as the needles click faster with cups of tea and a chat. Throughout 2015, Wrap with Love volunteers knitted and sewed 8,432 blankets for World Vision. They were distributed to those in need in Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Lesotho and Zambia. The event is organised in partnership with the Knitters Guild NSW Inc, Kiama Group. Needles and yarn will be supplied; however keen knitters are welcome to bring their own knitting supplies. Size 8 (4mm) needles and 8-ply yarn are needed for the 10 inch squares. Finished squares and donations of yarn can be dropped off at Kiama Library on the day or at any time throughout the year. Details: Thursday 28 July, 10.30-noon. Free morning tea provided. Contact Kiama Library to say your are coming, or for more information, on 4233 1133 Great weather to knit with love 3 Kiamas Dementia Friendly Project continues to attract international attention. Dementia Alliance International (DAI), the peak organisation globally representing per-sons with dementia, has invited Kiama Councils Nick Guggisberg and Dennis Frost, chair of the Dementia Advisory Group, to present their next global webinar in the series A Meeting of the Minds. As DAI says in its promotion of the event, Many peo-ple with dementia now see the Kiama DFC Pilot Project as the GOLD STANDARD of any Dementia Friendly Community project or initiative in the world. Please join us to find out why. The webinar follows the initiative being awarded a 2016 National Local Government Innovation Award in the Access and Inclusion category, and Dennis travelling to Budapest to share the successes of the Project at the 31st International Conference of Alzheimers Disease International. Just why is Kiama attracting so much attention? Nick Guggisberg says the important ingredient is the active Dementia Advisory Group, which is made up of people with dementia and their carers/supporters/partners. The Group gives invaluable strategic and practical advice, he says. We are constantly being told that internationally this model is being cited as the way to do it. Nick stresses that the Project isnt about service delivery but about community development. People with demen-tia who are still connected to the community have a higher quality of life. Real needs can be addressed by having people with dementia at the heart of the project. The other special ingredient is the involvement of the University of Wollongong, as its researchers are measur-ing the effects of the changes that are implemented within our community. Our partnership with the University of Wollongong is critical as it is bringing academic rigor to the process. Nick and Dennis will be presenting the seminar to an international audience as dawn breaks, so people can tune in live around the world, using conferencing software that will enable interaction. Details: People wishing to join the webinar should go to eventbrite.com and search under DAI. Prices range up to $45. There will be other local opportunities to become involved with making Kiama Dementia Friendly, including more training and information sessions. More acclaim for the Kiama Dementia Friendly Project A Gerringong woman has been choose to design a large dedicated natural play space, the first of its kind at a NSW Sport & Recreation centre, at Berry. The Nature Playground will allow visiting children to explore and play in a natural setting without the aid of traditional off-the-shelf playground equipment or soft fall surfacing. The Nature Playground is the concept of Berry Sport & Recs project manager, Art Lidbetter, who has spent many years considering the best elements that enable kids to have inspiring, chal-lenging and adventurous playtimes. Annette Pust Designs Master Plan was chosen through a competitive tender process that valued her experience in designing preschools and their envir-onments and her European perspective. Annette believes strongly in the importance of risk taking in play. The freedom associated with outdoor space can not be replicated inside. I spent most my life in Germany and grew up with play-grounds that are much more adventurous and risky. I am passionate about bringing this concept to Australia. Giving children the op-portunity to take risks and get dirty is beneficial for their development. Recent studies prove that unstruc-tured outside play has posi-tive effects on childrens cognitive, social and emo-tional development. The Stage 1 works to be constructed this year will enhance the existing creek to create a watercourse with boulders and bridges for children to explore and play. This stage is aimed at the 6-12 age group of the children who generally attend the Rec Camp. The entire plan, to be im-plemented over the next few years, will include features aimed at aimed for everyone from toddlers to adults. When finished the play space will provide an area where children are free to explore, play with water and sometimes mud, scramble over rocks, boulders and tree trunks and build shelters perhaps mini houses as part of imaginative play or even large dens as a group with friends. The 20,000 sqm site is currently a grassy paddock. It will be transformed with different habitats and land-scaping to provide varied experiences and challenges for the kids while also producing valuable habitat for native flora and fauna. Another Gerringong local, artist and trained Forest School Practitioner Penny Sadubin, is working as the landscaping consultant for Annette on the project. We cant take it for granted that, because we have a great climate and an outdoor culture, our children are able to connect meaning-fully with the natural world and have access to those kind of open-ended play experiences that most adults are nostalgic about today. Both women love explor-ing the natural environment with their young families, providing a wealth of per-sonal experience to draw on. The Centre is a popular venue for school camps, conferences and events. It has a record for choosing innovative design, with its sports hall winning a World Architecture Festival Award. Designing a playground to encourage adventurous play Party politics to return to council? After many years of not running an endorsed Labor team in the local elections, it is highly likely to happen this year with former state MP Matt Brown heading the ticket. At the time of going to press, the local Labor branch meeting (at which the endorsement will be put to a vote) is just a day away, so no official comment is being made. The move is significant as, unlike other tickets, any suc-cessful endorsed Labor candidates will vote at council meeting, as a block. It is also seen as a possible threat to the vote for Neil Reillys ticket, given he was previously a Labor Party member and Federal candidate (although he has always run on an independent ticket for council). Neil Reilly is the first to announce the other candidates on his Community Voices ticket: David Connolly, David Finlay, Tass Schmidt and Kim Elder. The Greens also have a ticket, headed by Andrew Sloan and Kathy Rice. Mayor Brian Petschler, Gavin McClure and Dennis Seage are still to announce their intentions. Annette Pust with her children Andr and Lilliette 4 Jeans for Genes Day is coming up on 5 August, and what better way to mark it than snuggling into this beautiful denim quilt being raffled by CMRI Gerrin-gong. The denim quilt is one of the groups traditions, and it is always drawn at its annual Trivia Night, held on Jeans for Genes Day. This years quilt was de-signed by Annette Hoskins and Willi Harley, and made by Kiama Quilters as a col-laborative project and with all of the material and time donated. We were all happy with the result and loved doing it, says Annette. We have already started a very differ-ent one for next year at Willi's instigation. Since 1959, CMRI Gerrin-gong has raised over $1.8 million for the Childrens Medical Research Institute. Great advances have been made over that time, and more are still to come. The following is an en-couraging extract from the 2015 CMRI Annual report: Cancer is an experience no family wants to endure, yet over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer in Australia each year. Imagine a report that could give your doctor all the information they needed to choose the best treatment option for your child which drugs would be effective and which would-nt, as well as which clinical approach would give them the best possible chance of survival. This is the vision of ProCan. ProCan is the latest pro-ject being undertaken by CMRI Professors Phil Rob-inson and Roger Reddel in partnership with leading cancer researchers through-out the world. ProCan will eliminate the guesswork and bypass dozens of pathology test. Within 24 hours, a biopsy sample the size of a grain of rice can be ana-lysed, scanning for tell-tale proteins inside the tumour, which are then compared, using sophisticated algo-rithms, to a library of over 70,000 cancers from all over the world. This library will be cre-ated in an ambitious seven year project led by CMRI using the most advanced technology availableThis will give doctors a powerful resource to pro-vide children and their fami-lies with an evidence based , personalised treatment plan within days. Details: Trivia Night Friday 5 August, Gerroa Fishermans Club. Tickets are $20 and on sale at Cronins Liquor. Tables of up to ten. Great prizes. Courtesy bus. KIAMA Now open 24 hours 365 days a year Premium diesel Hi-flow diesel Premium fuels Auto oils Newsagency Lotto ATM Essential groceries Bait & tackle Pies & drinks 180 Manning St, Kiama (formerly Addos Garage) Call us on 4237 8280 for a free measure and quote or visit us in our showroom 7 Johnson Street Kiama Downs or online at www.bombo.com.au South Coast Tax & Accounting The tax agent who comes to you Our mobile service allows tax returns to be prepared in the comfort of your home or office by a qualified account-ant and registered tax agent with more than twenty years tax experience. After hours appointments available weekday evenings and on weekends, at your home or our office. Serving the whole Kiama region from Gerringong. Contact Ray Gentle 0418 219 487 4234 3635 raygentletax@bigpond.com Are you looking for Self Managed Super Fund services that are prompt, professional and personal? Contact Jacqueline Robinson BComm CPA 0418 629 334 smsfcomplianceservices@gmail.com Establishment Annual administration Year round administration CMRI Gerringongs Jeans for Genes campaign continues tradition Details: Quilt Raffle Tickets are $2 or 3 for $5 and will be on sale at IGA Gerringong 29-30 July and 5 August, as well as Kiama Village on 29 July and Shellharbour Stocklands on 5 August. KIAMA TV & VIDEO SERVICE Government Approved Antenna Installer Antenna installations & repairs Tune In & Installations Quality Leads, HDMI Cables + Much More Over 30 Years Experience Ph 4232 3780 kiamatv@optusnet.com.au 5/2 Brown St Kaima 5 Laraine set to retire After spending most of her working life involved with the law, Laraine Conder has paved the way for her retirement by selling her business, LCs Conveyancing, to local law firm Carter Ferguson. While the sale took effect from 1 July, Laraine is still working at the office in Tingira Crescent part-time during a transi-tion period. In the time since she set up the specialist practice in 2004, Laraine has been involved with the buying or selling of many of the houses in Kiama and has seen major growth and changes in its demographics. There are lots of young families coming into the area now, which is great for the town, she says. I have enjoyed seeing them move into their home and watch their families grow. Catherine Holz of Carter Ferguson is taking over the reins, and says the firm plans to keep the business as a specialist conveyancer. Laraine says she has com-plete confidence in Catherines ability, having been on opposite sides of transac-tions for a number of years. This will make it a little bit easier for her to begin to wind down after all those years. Catherine Holz with Laraine Conder The Bugle was on the spot the other day when a visiting bus got stuck under the Terralong St overpass. We even went down the police station to suggest they should start directing traffic. Apparently the clearance is higher on the eastern side giving a false sense of accomplishment. 6 Last year, young James Sullivan was the driving force behind a Beanies for Brain Cancer fundraiser held at the Kiama Farmers Market. It was so well received the Market is turning it into a tradition. This years event will be on Wednesday 20 July at Surf Beach. Come along in your favourite beanie and help raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation while stocking up on local produce. Apart from over 35 stalls, there will be raffles, prizes for the best beanies, kids games, music and a jumping caste. Stallholders will be contributing to a monster market hamper to help with the fundraising. Market hours are 2-5pm. Keep your head warm for a good cause Recognition of lifetime achievement Kiama pharmacist Gerry McInerney has received the Pharmaceutical Society of Australias 2016 New South Wales Life Time Achievement Award. The presentation was made at a special function in Sydney for his service to pharmacy at international, national, state and local levels. A former President of the Pharmacy Board of New South Wales and the Illa-warra Pharmacists Asso-ciation, he has also served on the Australian Phar-macy Council and the Pharmacy Board of Austra-lia, and been a delegate to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in the United States on thirteen occasions. Gerry was a pharmacist in Kiama for fifty years, retiring after he and his daughter Sarah sold their Priceline Pharmacy in 2013. He now acts as a consultant on pharmacy regulatory affairs to the NSW Health Care Com-plaints Commission and the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman. In 2015, Gerry was named as the Kiama Citi-zen of the Year for his many and varied contribu-tions to the community. Gilmore close call Our Federal seat of Gilmore attracted national attention on and after election night, as it was one of the seats remain-ing in doubt. On a two candidate preferred basis, when the counting eventually concluded, Ann Sudmalis was returned with a margin of 1,294 votes. At one stage her margin was less than 400 votes. The swing of 3.12% towards Labor's Fiona Phillips was not quite enough to tip the balance, but will make the seat knife-edge marginal for the next election - just 0.66%. On first preferences, Ms Sudmalis attracted 45.25% of the vote, Ms Phillips 39.49%, Carmel McCallum of The Greens 10.24% and Steve Ryan of the Christian Democ-ratic Party 5.01%. 4.17% of the total vote was informal. Two candidate preferred by polling place Booth Voters Lib% Lab% Swing% Gerringong 1464 48.90 51.10 -0.76 Gerroa 342 53.22 46.78 1.98 Jamberoo 865 54.22 45.78 -3.54 Kiama 2146 52.38 47.62 1.35 Kiama Downs 1191 47.94 52.06 0.48 Prepoll & Postal 4198 54.50 45.50 -1.01 Kiama South 674 46.88 53.12 -2.13 Minnamurra 1250 49.76 50.24 -2.26 Werri Beach 905 51.49 48.51 2.46 Source: Australian Electoral Commission From the editor I enjoyed catching up with members of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors when they visit-ed town last week. They were on a road trip on their way home from their first annual conference in Australia, held in Melbourne. Most of the delegates came from regional towns a similar size as ours. They were all as passionate as I am about the need for strong local newspapers to keep communities together. They were very en-couraging about what we are trying to achieve with The Bugle, and insistent on the need for Editorial columns. This one is for them. Thanks to Kiamas Barry Wilson, a past president, for bringing them to town. 7 All Aboard for Relay for Life Over the past three years, 17 year old Naomi Robinson has raised around $7000 for the Kiama Relay for Life. Her enthusiasm for the cause, spurred on by the death of her uncle, has seen her once more register as part of the Minna-murra Mates team for 2016. Off to an early start, her major fundraiser for this year is a Charity Ride on the Kiama Picnic Train during its mid-year visit. The return trip to Shellharbour Junction on the historic steam train has quickly become some-thing that everyone wants to do as a family outing. Volunteers from the Lachlan Valley Railway Society run the special trips for charity while their Sydney passengers explore Kiama. The ride harks back to another era, not just with the steam but with open windowed carriages, ornate varnished wood interiors, traditional NSW promotional photographs and etched mir-rors. On this occasion, The Blow-hole Buskers will be entertain-ing passengers on the station. Proceeds from Relay for Life help fund the Cancer Councils vital research, prevention, in-formation and support services. The event will be held at Kiama Quarry Sports Complex on October 22-23. Details: Saturday 30 July. Passengers are requested to be on Kiama Station at 12.30pm for departure at 12.50pm. Tickets for the Charity Ride are $15 per person, with children under 5 travelling free. Tickets are available from the Kiama Visitors Information Centre. Naomi Robinson There will be nothing trivial about the rival-ry when the second annual Kiama Show Society Trivia Night is staged next month. The Trivia Night is just one of a number fundraising initiatives the Society is hosting to make the 2017 Show better than ever. Kiama Show president Michael Brennan says staging a modern agricultural show is financially challenging. Running shows is an expensive prospect these days, when you take into account factors like insurance and the like, he says. Fundraising events and our wonderful sponsors are critical in us being able to put the event on for the 169th time. Details: Saturday, August 13 from 7pm at the Pavilion, Kiama. Tickets $25 members and $30 non-members. BYO basket supper and drinks. To book visit www.ticketebo.com.au/kss2 Show Society hosting Trivia fundraiser 8 In the schoolyard If your school has something worth sharing, contact Cathy at emailthebugle@gmail.com Appliance repairs CVC Appliances: Repairs to washing machines, stoves, dishwashers, dryers etc. t 0401 294 810 Carpenters John ODonnell Carpentry: All property maintenance - decks, pergolas, windows etc. No job too small. Lic R77219 t 0401 301 620 Horticultural services Burnett Trees: Kiama Municipalitys own tree care service - skilled, insured professionals for all tree care, pruning, removal, stump grinding and mulching. t 4233 1311 Builders Burrell Builders: Cracked brickwork, underpin-ning, insurance/structural repairs. All building work. Ln3281c t 0419 378 000 Plumbers Kiama Plumbing & Drainage: Affordable, reliable plumbing and gasfitting services. t 0405 654 035 Removalists For a competitive quote ring Anywhere Removals on 0430 376 890 Handymen Handyman South Coast: Need something fixed, installed, cleaned, painted, repaired or main-tained? Call Mike on 0407 118 311 Athol Handyman: No job too small. Free quotes. t 0481 095 090 Stonemasonry & Heritage Services For all aspects of stonemasonry, contact Brad Rimmer at BR Stonemasonry & Heritage Services Lic 292667C t 0401 337 629 TV Services Kiama TV & Video Service: Govt approved antenna installer. Over 30 years experience. t 4232 3780 To advertise here, contact Steve on 0428 662 499 or at bugleadvertising@gmail.com Just $10/lineUse a local Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary school marked the beginning of NAIDOC week with a traditional smoking ceremony led by Uncle Gee (Gerald Brown), a local Indig-enous Elder. Elliot Stewart played the didgeri-doo adding an extra cultural ele-ment to the ceremony and local Aboriginal elders supported the school in acknowledging this most significant celebration. Uncle Gee commented that the event was about sharing Indige-nous culture and that the chil-dren would benefit greatly from seeing such a ceremony. Following the ceremony the school captains led the school in a liturgy where the well renowned school choir, led by Ms Marianne Patton, sang the National anthem in the Dharawal language. The children participated in In-digenous games organized by our Aboriginal Education Assistant, Josephine Ball and then as a finale to the cultural activities each class made their own Songline. Songlines: The living narrative of our nation was the theme for NAIDOC this year. The school, together with the parent commu-nity, came up with the idea that the children could create their own songline, similar to the art-work by Wiradjuri woman Lani Balzan, the winning entry for this years NAIDOC poster. Each class discussed how they could best represent their story using natural materials such as sand, pebbles, mulch and bark and with assistance from Burnetts on Barney and Bunnings Shellharbour. The basketball court became the Ss Peter and Paul songlines. The activities organised for the day provided an opportunity to truly immerse the children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture and an deepen their awareness of the contributions that the Indigenous Australians make to our country and society. Report by Michelle Heffernan, Middle Leader and Year 2 teacher 9 A message from DR GEORGE PURIS After deep soul searching and with my duty of care to my patients in mind, as of 1st July 2016, I retired as a partner of the Kiama Medical Practice after more than 43 years. In this manner I have paved a way for younger doctors to join this long serving practice to the Kiama community, and plan to work in a locum capacity in 2016 -2017 with reduced hours. In this transition I wish all the staff and patients the best as the practice moves forward in its dedicated service to the Kiama Community with a new era of health changes from July 2016. All are welcome to join the family to toast Dr Puris on his retirement and reminisce Please join us on Sunday 17th July 2016 from 3 to 5pm at the Kiama Blue Diamond Bar Making Waves at Storm Bay Storm Bay put on a show to welcome the un-veiling of the Bert Flugelman sculpture Mak-ing Waves at Storm Bay, at the base of Blow-hole Point. Formally unveiled by Mayor Brian Petschler and Bert Flugelmans daughter Kay, the cere-mony was also attended by Bert Flugelmans widow Rosemary and fellow artist Ian Freu. Ian worked on the sculpture with Bert Flugel-man, and made the trip down to Kiama to see its fitting final resting place. As dignitaries, family and interested locals huddled under a tent in appalling conditions, all agreed that the position for the sculpture couldnt be bettered. Council purchased the stainless steel work by Australias greatest public sculptor in 2015. He was awarded a mem-bership of the Order of Australia and was one of one Hundred Living National Treasures. He spent most of his life in the Sutherland and Illawarra regions and lived for many years on Jamberoo Mountain, regularly swimming at Kiama beaches. The Mayor said other public sculptures may follow this one. Ian Freu with Rosemary and Kay Flugelman 10 Out & about At the Show Society Beauty Masterclass Have you an event or special occasion you want to share in our social pages? Just let us know, preferably in advance, and well try and fit it in. Contact Cathy on 0412 415 101. Over 60 people attended the Show Society first Beauty Masterclass at the Kiama Pavilion. The afternoon showcased new styles and techniques demonstrated by Kiamas leading beauty professionals (below). Fashions were by Beachside Emporium and Bombo Clothing. Narelle Smalley demonstrates the latest in skin care Sue Luschwitz, Anne Honey, Cari Worstencroft, Lyn Hetherington, Stephanie Pryor and Emma Pryor The Masterclass presenters: Kayla Walsh (Tussta Hair), Narelle Smalley (Cocoa Chai Day Spa), Kendra Parr (Tussta Hair), Fiona Wilkinson (Kiama Show Society and event organiser) and Meryll Faulkner (Making Faces Make-Up Studio) Michelle and Emily Brain Ann Robson and Megan Webb The Masterclass models for the day - Brianna Trpenovski, Louise Ryan and Giorgia Ruggiero Merle Penfold and Michelle Boniface Dianne Rendel with Victoria and Bev Aldous 11 New home at Surf Beach while repairs are made to Black Beach Plenty of parking! Mid-year trading hours 2 - 5pm Every Wednesday The Bugle Crossword The Bugle crossword is compiled by Steve Law ACROSS 5. Favorite cut of sheep meat (5,4) 9. Type of automatic gearbox 10. Australian black yeast ex-tract 11. Work boots manufacturer 15. Cat sound 17. Spice 19. Monotreme with spikes 22. Hearing organ 23. H2O 24. WW2 Australian hospital ship sunk off Qld coast 25. Ones ID 26. Old West Australian jailed singers first name 28. Small recess opening off larger room 30. Car exhaust silencer 32. Not old 35. Inventor of major steam engine improvements 36. Most important point. ---- of the matter 37. The lot. one in --- in 38. Car manufacturer. Winner Bathurst 2015 43. To make a mistake 44. Smallest Australian state 45.Beach south of Surf Beach 47. How many seats in the Sen-ate (7,3) 49. Froth or foam on the sea 52. Pauline Hansons political party (3,6) 53. Chamber in which a piston moves 54. Indefinite article DOWN 1. Robust hairy social bee (6,3) 2. Curdled soy bean milk 3. Informal term for a father 4. Independent member for Indi 5. French language. Definite article (male) 6. Get together socially or for a special purpose 7. House where you live 8. Prime Minister Abbotts chief of staff (4,7) 12. Falling tide 13. Big ocean predator that gives birth to live young 14. Cured cow hide 16. 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The Legend of Tarzan Alexander Skarsgrd has been a favourite actor of mine for quite some time now going back to his performance in the HBO series Generation Kill, so when I heard that he was chosen to portray Tar-zan in this reintroduction to the character, I was quietly optimistic that this would be a good film. This film starts off with Tarzan as man who has returned to London after his upbringing in Africa. It seems as though he has become accustomed to his life in London when George Washington Williams (Samuel L Jackson) shows up from the United States of America, wanting Tarzan to help him out. I thought the acting from both Skarsgrd and Jackson was fantastic although Margot Robbies Jane left a little to be desired, but this could have been due to the quality of the other acting rather than any particular fault on her be-half. Christoph Waltz was once again outstanding playing a villain, a role he is all too familiar with now, and the supporting cast did a great job. The film uses many flashbacks to give Tarzans Origin story, and it was slightly excessive in that regard. It would have been more enjoyable to use the first 10-15 minutes of the film for this purpose instead. One thing that did annoy me slightly was the CGI. Overall, it was far too noticeable on multiple occasions which should not be the case from a multi-million dollar studio such as Warner Bros. Overall, The Legend of Tarzan is a solid movie with plenty of action and enough humour that was very enjoy-able to watch in the cinema. I believe there is definitely room for multiple movies involving this version of Tarzan, and I can only hope that they are made. Alfs Movie Review Heres another of our occasional movie reviews from Matthew Cascio. This year we ventured to the United States for a month, just before the US holidays began. It was a great time to travel as most of the major attractions were reasonably quiet. We planned two weeks in an RV tripping around the National Parks from the Grand Canyon through Lake Powell, Zion and right up to Yellowstone. We covered 5000 miles! For the other two weeks we used Tripadvisor to select our accomoda-tion, finding it very reliable. There were plenty of highlights I guess, Disneyland LA was on list, Vegas, Antelope Canyon, a little place called Sedona in Arizona and without question Yellowstone National Park. Spending time in an RV having ab-solutely no idea what we were doing was certainly a thrill. We cant believe you didnt require a special licence to move a 11 metre bus around! Doing long drives was not a problem in an RV as you could move around freely. Highly recommended. Coming home via San Francisco, seeing the beautiful Victorian homes and the hilly streets, and then cruising down the coast of California was a great way to finish the adventure. Would we go again? Yep! At Sedona, though, I would could spend a week there not a day... Phil Winterton The Kiama Arts Trail committee is currently encouraging applications from artists of all mediums to join the Kiama Arts Trail. The Trail is a self-guided tour that takes people through some of the most pictur-esque countryside in Australia, where they can visit award winning artists studios, galleries and cafes. The purpose of the trail is to provide joint exposure to members of the trail, through joint activities and advertising, including regular exhibitions at places such as the Old Fire Station and other venues in the Illawarra. The key criterion for membership are: a high standard of artwork or crafts a studio available for visitors within 30 minutes drive of Kiama CBD. Details: More information can be ob-tained from kiamaartstrail.com.au or by contacting Bob Shaw via kiamaartstrail@gmail.com Join the Kiama Arts Trail