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Destination Williamtown

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In the year Australia commemorates 100 years of military aviation, it is fitting to also mark the arrival of Australia’s first two next-generation fighter aircraft. Australia’s first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft have rolled out of the Lockheed-Martin F-35 facility in Fort... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/destination-williamtown/
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Sport for toddlers

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AT a time when computers and electronic games are being blamed for the obesity epidemic amongst our youth, it is refreshing to know that a new multi-sport exercise program is being introduced to preschoolers in Port Stephens. Qualified personal trainer Ben Fennell has just moved from Adelaide to... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/sport-toddlers/
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Pathway to Change– continuous improvement

All people have a reason to become negative about their work or their organization occasionally. But when negativity becomes a habit for you, your team members, or the entire organization, it dramatically affects productivity and profitability (Gary S. Topchik, ASAE). In essence: Be positive in... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/pathway-change-continuous-improvement/
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Moss headlines

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Ian Moss FORMER Chisel guitarist Ian Moss (pictured right) and blues music will feature at this year’s Port Stephens Bluewater Country & Blues Music Festival to run from Friday to Monday, June 6-9. Also headlining this year are Catherine Britt, Paul Costa, Amber Lawrence and Carter & C... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/moss-headlines-music-festival/
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Newcastle pays for broken promises

Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, has accused the Abbott Government of delivering a Budget of broken promises, cruel cuts and unfair increases in the cost of living. “The people of Newcastle have every right to feel betrayed by this Budget based on a so-called Budget emergency, that s... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/newcastle-pays-for-broken-promises/
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Budget 2014: No pain, no gain - Treasurer Joe Hockey’s long path back to budget surplus

Budget 2014: No pain, no gain - Treasurer Joe Hockey’s long path back to budget surplus | Local Life magazine | Scoop.it
Key initiatives of the 2014‑15 Budget   Delivering balanced and credible budget repair: The 2014‑15 Budget is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to repair the budget and build a strong and prosperous economy. The substantial savings decisions in this Budget put Australia back... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/budget14/
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Government grant helps keep garden gates open

Government grant helps keep garden gates open | Local Life magazine | Scoop.it
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Get to know your Councillor - a Local Life special feature

Get to know your Councillor - a Local Life special feature | Local Life magazine | Scoop.it
TODAY Port Stephens West Ward councillor Paul Le Mottee is a successful businessman running one of the region’s largest project development firms, but how much do you know about the man behind the public face. One of three newly elected councillors at the highly publicised 2012 Local Government p... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/get-to-know-your-councillor-a-local-life-special-feature/
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Kate back on the hustings

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HEALTH, Education and policing are the major issues for ALP candidate Kate Washington as she launches her second attempt to unseat Liberal incumbent Craig Baumann. Mrs Washington, a Medowie mother of three school-age girls, requires a swing of in excess of 14 per cent [following redistributions]... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/kate-back-on-the-hustings/
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All I want for Mother's Day is...

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FOR foster mum Jean Purdue the best Mother’s Day present is the gift of family – sitting down for a luncheon feast at the couple’s modest Raymond Terrace home and surrounded by the most important people in her life. “I will be spending the day with family – children, grandchildren, gr... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/all-i-want-for-mothers-day-is/
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Subaru WRX is simply red hot

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TO describe the 2014 Subaru WRX STi as anything short of smoking would be doing a disservice to what is genuinely one of the great performance name tags of the modern era. A long-time favourite amongst would be rally drivers and Japanese performance car enthusiasts the new version of the STi... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/wrx-is-red-hot/
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NSW Budget delivers

TRANSPORT, health and roads are the big winner for Port Stephens residents from the 2014-15 State Budget delivered on June 17, according to Liberal MP Craig Baumann. “When we came to office in 2011, NSW lagged on jobs growth, productivity, housing approvals and business confidence,” Mr Baumann sa... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/nsw-budget-delivers/
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Service recognised

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TWO worthy recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) WGCDRs Nicholas Robertson and Paul White:    WING Commander Nicholas Robertson was recognised for meritorious achievement as the Staff Officer logistics and engineering at RAAF Williamtown’s HQ Number 81 Wing... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/service-recognised/
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School heads for power challenge

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A GROUP of students from Irrawang High School at Raymond Terrace are preparing to take part in the 2014 Electric Vehicle Festival – Hunter Schools Bike Challenge, after sourcing funding from the Port Stephens RAAF Williamtown Support Group (PSRWSG). The additional monies were gratefully accepted ... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/school-heads-power-challenge/
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Another fish tale about the rod that got away!

Another fish tale about the rod that got away! | Local Life magazine | Scoop.it
Scott Rushworth with his rod which was retrieved by dive club member Stephane Sarazin. PHOTO: Supplied We’ve all heard tales of the fish that got away, well this is a similar story with a twist – it concerns, in fact, a fishing rod that got away and an ingenious plot to recover this much ... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/the-rod-that-got-away/
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Ice hockey fundraiser

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A RECENT Newcastle North Stars Ice Hockey home game raised an awesome $625 for RAAF Base Williamtown’s avionics technician CPL Andrew Summers for his Soldier On charity. In June CPL Summers will strap a 40kg pack on his back and march 40km up and down Manly beach, marking 1km and 1kg for every s... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/ice-hockey-fundraiser-2/
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Ice hockey fundraiser

Ice hockey fundraiser | Local Life magazine | Scoop.it
DONATIONS will be collected for the Soldier On charity at this weekend’s Newcastle North Stars ice hockey match. Instead of the normal raffles, supporters will be asked to donate to 40 for 40 challenge to be undertaken by RAAF Base Williamtown’s avionics technician CPL Andrew Summers. In June thi... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/ice-hockey-fundraiser/
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New Defence Chief

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A FORMER fighter pilot who spent large chunks of his military career at RAAF Base Williamtown is set to become the 20th Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) from July 4 this year. Air Marshal Mark Binskin takes over from General David Hurley, who completes his tenure after more than four decades of... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/new-defence-chief/
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Original owners acknowledged

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A GROUP of Worimi Aboriginal elders have come together with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at RAAF Base Williamtown for the unveiling of a special acknowledgement sign outside the base. Aimed at building a stronger relationship with the local Worimi people, the Base elected to pull down ... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/original-owners-acknowledged/
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Hawk upgrade

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A SMALL induction ceremony was conducted at BAE Williamtown’s site last month as the RAAF moves to upgrade its fleet of Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter Training system aricraft. RAAF Base Williamtown’s Tactical Fighter System Program Office (TFSPO) inducted the first of two aircraft to undertake the tri... http://www.locallifemag.com.au/hawk-upgrade/
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