Catalina aircraft Felix the Black Cat almost ready to leave Newcastle Aero Club for return to Illawarra Regional Airport

NEARLY READY: RCMPA’s Terry Woolard, Warren Easterbrook, John Collins and Bruce Ferguson with the plane. Picture: Lachlan Leeming. StrandedCatalinaaircraft Felix the Black Cat is beingprimed for a return to the NSWSouth Coast after it’s temporary three-month grounding in the Hunter.
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The World War II era plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Maitland Airportback in October while on its wayto the Rathmines Catalina Festival.

Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association president Bill Anderson said the plane would likelyreceive a test flight on Wednesday above the Newcastle Aero Clubat Maitland Airport.

A re-built engine was transferred from Ablion Park earlier this week, where the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is based and the plane is usually housed.

“I’d imagine it would take them a few hours to bolt it on,” Mr Anderson said.

“Wednesday is the day they’re planning to start both [engines] and maybe takeoff and fly.”

The RCMPA has been assisting the Illawarra-based crew over the past few days and the two organisations have a long historyacross the festival’s 11 years.

Felix the Black Cat set for return to the skies TweetFacebookPictures by Lachlan Leeming. “Each year, there’s a relationship and they try and get the aircraft up to our festival,” Mr Anderson said.”The guys that are here,they’re all up from Albion Park.

“We’ve just been here taking the public out, showing themaround and keeping things under control in the aerodrome.”

Around 80 members of the public turned up on Monday to see the plane, which is the only operational Catalina in .HARS project team leader Gordan Glynn said it’s been a slow process fixing the aircraft.

“We spent two days initially taking the engine off,” he said. “We took it back to our base in Albion Park and built up a new engine.We cranked up the other left-hand engine this afternoon and it run pretty good. Tomorrow morning [Tuesday] the crane will arrive to put the new engine on the [other] wing.”

Mr Glynn thought the plane would need a check over and running-in before and full flight back toIllawarra Regional Airport.

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“We’ll get a run out of it in the afternoon [Wednesday] and after that, hopefully if everything else works out in our favour, we’ll test fly it and then come back on a weekend and fly it home,” he said.

“I’ve been up here three days this time and got a team on nine guys, so it’s a big issue to change these things.The trouble is everything’s 15ft up in the air.

“We’ve been flying it for a long time, she’s a pretty simple old-bird but you’ve still got to watch yourself.

“Still got to adhere to the checklists and normal procedures.”

Mr Glynn indicatedthe aircraft will “certainly be back” for the 2018 Rathmines Catalina Festival in October.

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Instant payments could open the door to cyber fraud

is set to welcome a brand new national payments system within the next two weeks, but the instant transfers system could bring with it an elevated risk of cyber fraud.
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The New Payments Platform (NPP), set to be unveiled in early-to-mid February, will do away with the days of waiting up to three days for a bank transaction to be finalised, but also puts more pressure on login and password security, an industry expert has warned.

The system will allow ns to create a “payment ID” using their phone number, email or ABN, giving way to instantly-received payments and associated details.

But the head of fraud and identity at global information services company Experian, Jon Malone, questions the ability of banks to intervene in the real-time processing of transactions that may be fraudulent.

“The days to protect from fraud and detect it before it happens are long gone in NPP-land,” Mr Malone told Domain.

And while an NPP spokesperson responded by saying “the New Payments Platform has been built with security and fraud absolutely front of mind”, and that all banks, credit unions and building societies have to have the capability to detect and respond to fraudulent activity, their efforts can only go so far.

Mr Malone says password security is now more important than ever, with security risks to the NPP concentrated around the ability of fraudsters to steal login details and break into accounts.

It’s a risk the NPP is aware of, with a spokesperson telling Domain, “consumers should continue to be alert to potential scammers that try and trick you into making a payment to them, or trick you into giving them your online banking login credentials”.

Thirteen banks will be a part of the NPP, including CBA, NAB, ANZ and Westpac, and many other smaller credit unions and mutual banks joining in due to their association with the big four.

Malone pointed to the British experience as providing cautionary tales for how banks and fraudsters may respond to the launch of an instant payment system – Britain launched its version of the NPP in 2008, called Faster Payments, which was subject to a series of frauds.

Looking beyond the potential for fraudsters to take advantage of the new system, the NPP may provide relief at a time where household budgets are being tightened and consumer confidence is under close watch.

“Incomes are under pressure and consumers look reluctant to spend – possibly even looking to lift savings instead,” Westpac economists noted this week following its latest consumer sentiment survey, which showed an overall modest lift into ‘cautiously optimistic territory’.

The NPP declined to put a date on the n launch due to “governance reasons”, but said the system was on track for early-to-mid-February.

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House completely gutted by fire at Northcote Street, Kurri Kurri

House completely destroyed by fire at Kurri Kurri TweetFacebookUPDATE 2PMA collection of reptiles is believed to have been caught up in a blaze which completely destroyed a house at Kurri Kurri on Monday.
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Multiple pets in glass enclosures, believed to be snakes, were in the blaze that tore through the two story house on Northcote Street at about 11.30am.

Luke Johnston from Rutherford Fire and Rescue said large plumes of smoke were visible when the crew was en route to aid Kurri Kurri Fire and Rescue.

He said there were initially concerns that neighbouring properties could be caught in the flames, but crews were able to contain the fire and protect them.

It took about 45 minutes for hard working crews to extinguish the blaze,Mr Johnston said.

He said there was no indication as to yet what sparked the fire, with investigations set to continue.

Picture: Lachlan Leeming

UPDATE 1pmFirefighters have contained a fire that destroyed a home in Northcote Street, Kurri Kurri.

Multiple Fire and Rescue NSW and Rural Fire Service crews were called out to fight the blaze that broke out about 11.30am.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters have commenced mopping up.

KURRI KURRI | #FRNSW and @NSWRFS firefighters have contained a #fire at a two story house. Crews are mopping up.

— Fire & Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) January 29, 2018Initial reportA house has erupted in flames at Kurri Kurri on Monday morning.

Emergency Services were called out to the two-storey Northcote Street home about 11.30am.

Four Fire and Rescue NSW trucks were still on scene at 12.30pm.

Maitland Mercury journalist Lachlan Leeming captured this video at the scene:House completely gutted by fire on Northcote St, Kurri. Huge emergency services response pic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/cZQw0xxcXH

— Lachie Leeming (@LeemingLachie) January 29, 2018Details from Fire and Rescue NSW:KURRI KURRI | #FRNSW and @NSWRFS on scene at 2 storey house #fire. Large volumes of smoke. Home fully involved. Ops continuing.

— Fire & Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) January 29, 2018

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Cricket: Jason Sangha first Novocastrian to captain China in Under-19 World Cup final

HIGH FIVES: , including Novocastrian captain Jason Sangha (No.12), during Monday’s semi-final win against Afghanistan in New Zealand. They now advance to Saturday’s Under-19 World Cup decider. Picture: Twitter via @CApathwayJason Sangha will become the first Novocastrian to captain in an Under-19 World Cup final after his side booked a place in Saturday’s decider in New Zealand.
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The former Newcastle representative, Wallsend first grader and Southern Lakes junior will lead his team onto Mount Maunganui’sBay Oval following a six-wicket semi-final victoryover Afghanistan on Monday.

will now meet the winner of Tuesday’s top-four showdown between India and Pakistan.

This weekend will mark the fifth time have played in the final of the 30-year-old tournament.

GeoffParker (1988), Cameron White (2002), Mitchell Marsh (2010) and William Bosito (2012) are those to previously skipper in deciders.

Sangha hopes to become the first general to hold the trophy aloft for in eight years and a record fourth in total.

The chance comes just a week after were almost knockedout of the competition at the quarter-final stage.

Dismissed for 127, including Sangha’s top score of 58, opponents England were 0-47 in reply before leg-spinner Lloyd Pope claimed 8-35 in a stunning 31-run triumph.

Sangha also took threeoutstanding catches in a row at first slip off Pope as England were skittled for 96 and completed a great escape.

Now, combined with Monday’s semi in Christchurch and a second-placed finish in the earlier group stage, are one win away from claiming the 2018 title.

To make the main event Sangha, batting at No.3, scored 26 in a 77-run second-wicket partnership with opener Jack Edwards (72 off 65) chasing down Afghanistan’s181 in the 38thover.

Sangha came to the crease at 1-26 and compiled his knock off 38 deliveries before being caught and bowled by spinner Qais Ahmad (2-35).

However, Edwards was the mainstay and helaunched a counter attack on tweakers Ahmad, Zahir Khan and Mujeeb Zadran, just days after Afghanistanrolled hosts New Zealand for 107.

“There was the danger of the mystique around their bowlers,” Edwards said.

“We had the opportunity to get footage from the New Zealand game and deconstruct the different change-ups in their varieties.

“Seeing a lot of footage really helped. I thought we played them really well and picked them most the time today.”

Edwards struck 10 boundaries, featuringtwo maximums,before he played on to Ahmed with within sight of the target.

Edwards’s half-century, matching Sangha’s two for the carnival,came after he claimed the key Afghan wicket of No.3 Ikram Ali Khil for 80.Seamer Jonathan Merlo returned 4-24 for the Aussies.

missed the 2016 Under-19 World Cup and were fourth four years ago.

Monday’sresult ended a fairytale run for Afghanistan, who backed up last year’s Asian Cup success with the country’s first semi-final appearance in any global top-tier cricket tournament.

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Turners Beach Berry Patch inventive with excess strawberries

BIDING TIME: Craig Morris at the beginning of what he was expecting to be a bumper berry season at Turners Beach Berry Patch. Picture: Cordell RichardsonThere have been no further detections of fruit fly in Tasmania since January 24, but Turners Beach fruit grower Craig Morris still needs to be inventive with tonnes of ripestrawberries that cannot leave the site because he operates within the control zone.
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Properties within a 15-kilometre radius of Spreyton, where fruit fly was discovered in a backyard apricot tree last week, are subject to Biosecurity Tasmania’s control zoneuntil further notice.

As the Turners Beach Berry Patch falls within this zone fruit has not left the farm since Friday.

“This is our third day of lost production. We don’t know how much this has cost yet, but our local customers haven’t had our fruit deliveries since Friday,” Mr Morris said.

At this point in the season Turners Beach Berry Patch is picking up to three tonnes of strawberries each day, so Mr Morris is looking for ways to use the excess berries.

“We’re freezing them, making jam and ice cream, but we already have 14 tonne in the freezer,” he said.

“There are limitations on our pick-your-own berries so it’s pick what you can eat. That’s been quite comical to see how many strawberries people can eat.”

Biosecurity Tasmania is holding a fruit fly stakeholders meeting atStony Rise, near Devonport, on Monday afternoon, which Mr Morris hopes will answer some of his operational questions.

“We’re hoping we’ll get some clarity on pick your own and our farm shop soon,” Mr Morris said.

“We’ve got to protect the others in the industry. We will refrain from selling fruit until we have a clean bill of health.”

Two biosecurity officers spent Monday checking the Turners Beach farm for signs of fruit fly and also examining 600 pieces of fruit.

These checks will continue each day, Mr Morris understands.

“Biosecurity is also looking at other possibilities to protect out fruit fly free status,” he said.

Mr Morris has seen the damage fruit fly can cause in Queensland, but has never seen any sign of the insecton his Tasmanian farm.

Parks Industries, Parks, Water and Environment department staff, including Biosecurity Tasmania officers, are continuingsurveillance, control actions and responding to public reports of suspected fruit fly sightings.

A department spokesman said all public reports were checked, butat this stage they had all been negative.

He praised the Tasmania’s response to fruit fly detections and said it has been “fantastic vigilance from the community”.

Fruit and vegetable imports frommainland are not affected by Biosecurity Tasmania’s control zone but are subject to the usual entry requirements prior to entry.

“DPIPWE is continuing to work with the industry to identify ways of mitigating impacts,” the spokesman said.

Entomology has confirmed Queensland fruit fly at the first site on Flinders Island and testing is continuing on the larvae from the remaining three sites.

Fruit fly larvae look like blowfly maggots and are usually easy to see in the fruit flesh.

People are required by law to report any signs of fruit fly on their property to theBiosecurity Operations Centre on6165 3774.

More information about fruit fly can be found at the department’s website.

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Tauck expands excursions on river cruises in Europe

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Tauck has expanded its range of shore excursions on river cruises in Europe from April and May, with second activity options added to eight- to 15-day itineraries on the Danube, Seine and Rhine rivers. For example, on the Blue Danube cruise guests can now visit either Salzburg in Austria or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, while guests on the Rhine Enchantment itinerary can enjoy a wine tasting in Riquewihr or a guided bicycle ride in the Black Forest. The latter is one of several active hiking and cycling options on 2018 cruises.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises has enhanced its circumnavigation of on the recently refurbished, all-inclusive Seven Seas Mariner. The 36-night itinerary departs Sydney on December 15 and will allow extra time for leisurely exploration and more time in ports, with some overnight stays, as well as an exclusive New Year’s Eve party ashore in Bali and up to 64 included shore excursions. The cruise visits iconic destinations such as Broome, Kangaroo Island and the Barrier Reef, as well as Papua New Guinea and Komodo Island in Indonesia.

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n cruise operator Ahoy Buccaneers is expanding this year, offering its first cruises outside the Kimberley region when it debuts a new, six-night cruise through the Torres Strait Islands in October and November. The company’s 19-guest motor yacht Oceanic will take passengers on a round-trip cruise from Horn Island in the company of a local guide who will showcase the archipelago’s history, from early indigenous cultures to World War II sites. Passengers will also stop for a beer at ‘s most northerly pub, the Torres Hotel on Thursday Island.

Phone 08 9193 7650. See ahoybuccaneers苏州夜总会招聘.auICE-CLASS ACT

n small-ship company Aurora Expeditions has announced its new expedition ship will be named Greg Mortimer in honour of the n adventurer and company’s co-founder. The new 104-metre ice class 1A expedition ship will launch in 2019, utilising the latest advancements in naval design and technology. Among the design elements is an Ulstein X-Bow, which provides more stability than a traditional bow by being less subject to vertical movement. The ship will also be fitted with dynamic positioning technology that allows it to automatically maintain its position, without using its anchors, when launching Zodiacs and kayaks.

Phone 1800 637 688. See auroraexpeditions苏州夜总会招聘.auEUROPEAN PURSUITS

Crystal River Cruises has a new collection of nearly 200 port experiences and excursions on its river cruises along the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers in Europe. Among them are Personal Connections tours hosted by local residents, artisans and other experts; Tantalising Gastronomy tours that feature regional specialties, dining and hands-on cooking experiences; and Cultural Discoveries with special insights into historical landmarks, museums and architecture. Examples include behind-the-scenes tours of tulip greenhouses in Amsterdam, a vintage photography tour in Vukovar, wine-tasting at Vienna’s Coburg Palace, and canoeing along Strasbourg’s canals.

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Stu Laundy found out Sophie Monk dumped him on Instagram

Stu Laundy found out he was dumped by Sophie Monk at the same time as the rest of ns … when he read it about it on her Instagram.
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The millionaire publican and father-of-four, 45, decided to do a bit of a publicity tour on Monday morning appearing on KIIS 1065’s Kyle and Jackie O Show and Nova’sFitzy and Wippato speak about their split after meeting on Channel 10’s The Bachelorette last year.

In both interviews, Laundy threw some not-so-subtle shade at the former Bardot singer, 38, when he explained how their relationship came to an abrupt end.

Stu Laundy found out Sophie Monk dumped him on Instagram. Photo: AAP

“It was Soph’s [decision to split] and apart from being so publicly brushed, I have no hard feelings,” he told Wippa Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli.

“I sort of found out via Instagram, but we both knew in our hearts it was pushing toward a friendship.”

Kyle Sandilands, who is a close friend of Monk’s, shed some more light on the break-up when he explained to his co-host Jackie “O” Henderson that Laundy could be aloof.

“I was talking to [Monk] before Christmas and I knew it was tough … they weren’t getting on that great,” Sanidlands said.

He continued: “She was telling me, ‘Look I like him, but he vanishes for a couple of days at a time.’

“I know what [guys] are doing when they vanish for a couple of days at a time … getting away from you.”

Laundy explained that he had been spending time with his children as they are his priority.

In what might have been the most awkward interview of the century, Sandilands then phoned Monk, who is currently on holidays in Canada, and put her on air with Laundy.

“At the end of the day, you make me laugh probably more than any girl ever and there’s no way in the world I want to lose that,” Laundy told her.

A usually mild-mannered Monk was less than impressed she had been duped by Sandilands in coming live on-air for free, saying she could have been paid quite handsomely for her side of the story.

She also said she would be open to ex sex.

Since the beginning of their relationship, Monk and Laundy had to constantly deny reports they had split and that their relationship was fake.

“I gave it the best shot I could and my intentions were everything I said I was looking for, but unfortunately it just didn’t work out,” Monk wrote on Instagram on Friday.

“As much as I respect him, we are just very different people … There were no contracts or pressure to stay together whatsoever from anyone and we remain friends,” she added.

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Japan’s Mitsui sparks AWE bidding war with $600m offer

Japanese company Mitsui has sparked a bidding war for oil and gas explorer AWE with a $600 million cash takeover offer.
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Mitsui has made an unsolicited, non-binding and conditional offer for 100 per cent of AWE at 95 cents a share, or $602 million, about a 14 per cent premium on the existing $526 million proposal between AWE and bidder Mineral Resources.

The deal is dependent on the termination of the takeover process between AWE and Mineral Resources by February 2.

The proposal is not conditional on due diligence, financing or internal approvals and is understood to already have obtained backing from the Foreign Investment Review Board.

As the deal is an off-market takeover bid, it only requires a minimum of 50.1 per cent of shareholder acceptance to pass.

The AWE board has recommended shareholders take no action in regards to the offer.

This new proposal marks the third takeover bid for AWE in as many months.

Late last year, a bidding war erupted between Mineral Resources and China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group as they sought to gain control of AWE’s major asset, the Waitsia gas project. The fight for control drove the AWE’s share price from a low of 41 cents in June 2017 low to 87 cents a the end of December. AWE’s share price spiked 14.35 per cent on news of the offer, rising to 98 cents.

Min Res beat out its rival with an eventual offer of 83 cents a share, which included a mix of cash and scrip.

The rival bid on the table from CERCG was an all-cash offer of 73?? a share, or $463 million.

A source close to AWE said the Mitsui offer had come out of the blue.

“There was no discussion with Mitsui for a takeover proposal, as since signing the scheme implementation deed with Min Res we had a no-shop agreement. We just received the offer on Sunday, it was not telegraphed before that,” he told Fairfax Media.

He described the new offer as “very clean and very significant”.

“The big question mark is over whether Min Res or CERCG [will] come back with an improved bid.”

RBC Capital Markets analyst Ben Wilson said: “The Mitsui cash bid is relatively clean.”

“While there is a break fee of $5.2 million potentially payable by AWE to Min Res, our reading of the scheme deed suggests this may not be payable in the event of a superior proposal and in any case it is minor in the context of the quantum of the bid.”

Mr Wilson maintained an unrisked valuation of around $1.10 a share for AWE.

Fat Prophets analyst David Lennox said it appeared a bidding war may be up and running once more.

“It’s in play again, and at that sort of price it’s a pretty good value for AWE,” he told Fairfax Media.

“All you can say is, it’s nice if you’re an AWE shareholder.”

Mr Lennox believed it was unlikely CERCG would come back with a renewed bid.

Mitsui is familiar with ‘s energy landscape, operating in the offshore oil and gas, and LNG markets.

Mitsui also has a history with both the Waitsia asset and AWE.

The Japanese firm had previously made a bid for Waitsia when it was owned by Origin.

Mitsui is understood to have partnered with AWE to make a bid of around $200 million for full control of Waitsia.

Mitsui has also worked with AWE on its Bass Strait Casino project.

Mineral Resources declined to comment, while CERCG had no comment to add.

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John Majurovski makes winning return to Broadmeadow Magic colours

AT 34, three-time league top-scorer John Majurovski is grateful to finally be back home at Broadmeadow Magic and hopesto kick on after a special return at the Maso Cup on the weekend.
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BACK HOME: John Majurovski in Magic colours during a trial game. Picture: Valentine Sports Photography

Majurovski scored a goal in the final on Sunday as Broadmeadow defeated Sydney NPL club Rockdale City Suns 3-2 to win the annual competition, in its 10thedition,for the first time.

Kale Bradbery scored Magic’s other goals as they led 3-0 at halftime before Rockdale scored twice late.

Rockdale had former A-League players Ante Covic, Trent McClenahan andPaul Reid in their line-up. Magic were missing first-team regularsAlex Kantarovski, Shane Paul, Jon Griffiths and Josh Piddington.

Majurovski and fellow recruits Tom Beecham, Jonty Busch, Cody Carroll, Justin Broadley and keeper Paul Bitz featured for Magic at the tournament hosted by the Altona and Sydenham Park clubs in Melbourne.

“It was sensational, from everything that happened over the weekend, it was a big achievement,” Majurovski said.“All the bigger clubs like Rockdale and Bankstown have won and they are expected to, so to be 3-0 up in the grand final against Rockdale, it was pretty good. I couldn’t believe it. We played them off the park.

“It meant a lot to the committee yesterday and I said that to the players before the game. That it’s taken a lot of time, effort and money from Broadmeadow to get us all here, and some of the younger boys had a sparkle in their eyes.They were all buzzing and they stood up.”

Majurovski last year played with Newcastle Suns at interdistrict level after leaving Northern NSW NPL side Lambton Jaffas. He was training with Charlestown in the hope of returning to the NPL before a call over Christmas from Magic coach Ruben Zadkovich opened the door toBroadmeadow, who lost target man Peter Haynes to retirement then attacker Dino Fajkovic.

He said it was “always in the back of my mind to finish” at Broadmeadow and “everything just fell into place” for him to return.

PEP TALK: Magic at the Maso Cup. Picture: Broadmeadow Magic

“I played a season and a half with Magic about 12 years ago, and it was my junior club,” Majurovski said.

“I’ve always had the ambition to go backbut I’ve never really had the chance. A lot of coaches have thought Haynesy and I couldn’t play together because we’re similar, but now Haynesy is retired, it gave me the ambition to get back there.

“I think I’m going all right. I’ve been training there for four weeks and I feel fit and I want to be there. I’m turning up to training and being happy being there.”

Majurovski scoredfour goals at the Maso Cup playing alongside speedsters like Bradbery and James Virgili.

“I played with Kale before, so I know how he plays and I started clicking with Chill [Virgili] in the semis and set him up a couple of times. There’s potential thereI think, so I’m enjoying it.”

He said he was keen to play perhapsbeyond the next year or two.

“This is probably the only club I could do it at, where I feel comfortable and at home,” he said.

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KINDERGARTEN: The first day of school for kids in the Hunter 2018your photos

KINDERGARTEN: The first day of school 2018 | your photos Ashton Dimmock and Ali Baron
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Annabella Coates, 6 Years Old, Barnsley Public School Autism Support Class .

Rayna Mort, 5, Stroud Public School

Tylor Quennell 4yrs old, Abermain Public School

Savannah Green, 4, started kindergarten at Irrawang Public School on Tuesday.

Liyana Black 5. Dungog Public School

All smiles for Cooper Jackson at Kurri public school

Zoe Dolesko5yrs oldSoldiers Point Public School

Brayden Siddoway, 5 yrs old, Teralba public school

Mackenzie Hill and Scarlett Hill with Charlie Lunn and Hamish Lunn. Picture: Marina Neil

Ryan Foate – Newcastle Grammar – age 6

Scarlett Hurley, age 5, who started kindergarten on Monday

HUNTER: Twins Tom and Isla Wawszkowicz are starting kindergarten at Ashtonfield Public School this year.

Ryan Foate – Newcastle Grammar – age 6

Zosia Hughes, age 5, dressed and ready for ‘big school’ at Jewells Public

Zahlia Conway

Tye, in year 2 at Shoal Bay Public School, with his little sister Stevie-Lee who started kindergarten this week. Picture: Nicole Lee Henderson

Stevie-Lee started kindergarten this week. Picture: Nicole Lee Henderson

Stevie-Lee started kindergarten this week. Picture: Nicole Lee Henderson

Savannah Green, 4, with her big brother Kobey Pollard, 6, outside Irrawang Public School. Savannah started kindy on Tuesday. Kobey, in year 1, will keep an eye on his little sister.

Skylah Hall aged 5 Aberdeen public school

Rayna Mort, 5, Stroud Public School

Cleaver Yeldon, 4, on his first day of school.

Aidan Campbell Nulkaba public school

Aidan Campbell Nulkaba public school

Alex Saunders, Mariah-Rose Saunders and Lekia Saunders outside Karuah Public School for Mariah-Rose’s first day of kindy on Thursday. Picture: Vanessa Saunders

Miley Clark, 5, started Kindy at Tomaree Public School on Thursday. Mother Mel Clark said “she is so excited to be joining her brothers and sister at big school”.

Will & Taj 5 year old twins started at Morpeth Public School today

Maddison Rose.

Cleaver Yeldon, 4, with his older brother Vaughn, 8, who is in Year 3.

Cleaver Yeldon, 4, with his older brother Vaughn, 8, who is in Year 3.

Cleaver Yeldon, 4, with his older brother Vaughn, 8, who is in Year 3.

Bohdie Kelly and Brayden Williams started at Tanilba Bay Public School on Friday.

Rhyder Delphine and Emmett Delphine started at Tanilba Bay Public School on Friday.

Matilda Dolan started at Tanilba Bay Public School on Friday. “She was a little nervous her first day” – Liz Bainbridge.

Diesel Hunter started Kindy at Raymond Terrace Public School this week. He joined big sister Kalani who is in year 6 this year. Picture: Shazza Hunter

West Wallsend Public School – Rubi Tildesley.

Rubi Tildesley and Addison Ryan

Rubi Tildesley and Hart Cole

Rubi Tildesley and Saige Milajew

Emily Watson (5 years) who started this week at Tomaree Public School.

Knox McEwan age 5

Declan started at Ashtonfield.

Declan started at Ashtonfield.

Our little guys 1st day of Kindy at Hamilton South Public.

Terry Hines5 years old

Hailey Soper age 5 started kindergarten this year at Bellbird public school.

Dylan McQuillan had his first day at Rutherford Primary School

Summah McLennan, 5, from Beresfield on her first day of kindy at Beresfield Public School

Charlie Bond whom is 5 years old Tomaree Public school

Abbie Lee Orchard – Cessnock public

Evie Swift started Kindy at St Patricks Cessnock

Evie Swift started Kindy at St Patricks Cessnock

Lillian Argent aged 5 started kindy at St James

Aidan Campbell, 5 years, Nulkaba Public School

Aidan Campbell, 5 years, Nulkaba Public School

Peppa Riddock started kindy at Holy Spirit Abermain. Picture: Photography By Nicole

Mackenzie O’Hara started kindy at St Phillips on Monday.

Jeramy Lewandowski 5yrs old just started kindy at Cessnock West

Jeramy Lewandowski 5yrs old just started kindy at Cessnock West

Jeramy Lewandowski 5yrs old just started kindy at Cessnock West

Eli Smith-Kelly, 6 years old

Blayze Fata age 5 started kindergarten at St Phillips Christian college.

Blayze Fata with his parents Alec and Stacey Fata.

Blayze Fata age 5 kindergarten at St Phillips Christian college.With his 3 older siblings Dakota yr7, Ava yr4, Orlando yr2

Vihana Pillai 5 years started kindergarten at Macquarie College

TweetFacebook 2018 kindy class of the HunterSend your photos to [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘.auIt is that time of year again when youngsters head off on a new adventureand parents shed a tear at the front gates of the school grounds.

Bright-eyed kindergartners with new uniforms and oversized ­backpacks are off on their firstday of school in the Hunter. It is a big moment for both children and parents.

Are your little ones starting school for the first time this year?Share your Kindy Kids pictures with us, by emailing the photo, names and ages to [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘.au

Photos will be added to the 2018 Kindy Kids gallery.

HUNTER: Twins Tom and Isla Wawszkowicz are starting kindergarten at Ashtonfield Public School this year.

Tom and IslaWawszkowicz are part of this year’s intake of Kindergartners. The delightful duo are heading to Ashtonfield Public School, find out what they are looking forward to about school here.

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