Month: June 2019

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Master continues tradition

Precious work: Jason McCulloch’s workshop is fully equipped to carry out jewellery manufacturing, from handmade pieces, to restorations, to repairs.ADVERTISING FEATUREJason McCulloch Manufacturing Jewellers, at 253 Brunker Road, Adamstown, specialises in the design, manufacture, remodelling and repair of fine jewellery.
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Jason is a local, trade-qualified jeweller who has spent almost 30 years mastering his craft. In 2018 his company will celebrate 21 years in business. Experience counts.

With two Master jewellers, two trainees, Jason’s wife Michelle, who is a qualified diamond grader, and shop staff with over 60 years combined experience in jewellery retail, Jason’s team boast great collective knowledge and passion. Manufacturing jewellery by hand, resizing rings, restoring old pieces, soldering broken chains, replacing lost stones – everything is done on site.

“It’s one of our strengths,” Jason explained. “Our customers can talk to qualified jewellers in person.

“The way we shape, and form metal is similar to a blacksmith’s workshop, only on a much smaller scale.

“We use traditional methods like hammering and beating the metals as well the latest technological innovations like CAD for more complex creations.”

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Jason McCulloch Manufacturing JewellersEvery day brings something different. For example, a customer lost her ring in the garden and her husband hit it with the lawn mower. Jason wasable to get it to a point where it was wearable.

“It gave me great satisfaction that we were able to repair it rather than replace it,” Jason said.“No need to abandon something of sentimental value and quality when you can repair it and enjoy wearing it for many more years to come.”

Jason also does bespoke work, designing and making new pieces from scratch, remodelling of family heirlooms and melting down unworn pieces to create entirely new ones.

“It might be your grandmother’s ring that’s had a lifetime of wear, it can be redesigned into a dress ring or even an engagement ring, giving it another lifetime.” Jason said. “Each piece is unique and we can analyse it and advise what is possible.”

Jason encounters pieces sometimes 150 years old, sometimes just a few years old, however, from his many years of experience in the business one thing is clear;

“Handmade jewellery lasts longer than mass produced, due to the quality of manufacture and materials,” he said. “That’s why engagement and wedding rings are one of our specialties. Those pieces need to stand the test of time.”

Jason can also help you maintain your jewellery.

“We suggest you have your jewellery inspected and given a professional clean and polish every 12 months,” he said. “As trade qualified jewellers we can do this for you. It keeps pieces looking nice and you can keep on top of any potential issues.”

To get in touch with Jason, ring 4957 1610, or visit his premises at 253 Brunker Road, Adamstown.


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White hot: best dressed celebs on Oaks Day

Ah Oaks Day. For many celebrities, it’s the final thrill of being in hair and make-up at 4am before they can put back on their active wear until the summer polo season.
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For us, it’s the last chance before Christmas really to see what each stylist/celebrity has in their deck.

After the fervour of Cup Day, Oaks Day is often an anti-climax both fashion wise and in the celebrity stakes. But this year, there were some stunning looks, with many women donning suffragette white, or staying on trend with explosions of pink and red.

Here are the best looks of the day (in no particular order). Jennifer Hawkins

It’s hard when you’re the face of Myer to have your smile glued to your face for three days, lest some sneaky pap photographer catch you in a snarl/growl/looking bored. So no wonder JHawk was literally glowing on the racing equivalent of TGIF for most celebrities (except the die hards who do Stakes Day). In white Roland Mouret, this dress is everything. Her millinery was mostly MIA but hey, Oaks Day is like casual Friday.

Jennifer Hawkins Photo: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy???Nadia Bartel

???When a celebrity has a racing formula that works – in Nadia Bartel’s case, a fitted, one-shoulder dress – it’s sometimes best not to mess with it. We loved her Cup Day headpiece by Viktoria Novak and the dress was pretty, just not together. Thankfully on Oaks Day, Bartel pulled out her best look of the whole racing season, frill and all. Bonus points for the contrasting hot pink shoes.

Nadia Bartel Photo: AAPFrances Abbott

I have a serious girl crush on the daughter of the former prime minister. Rolling up on Myer’s black carpet, Abbott said she nearly went into her bodybuilding poses when asked to stop for photos. Thankfully her Misha dress had sleeves that were buttoned to her body, meaning she couldn’t raise her arms more than about 20 degrees.

Frances Abbott Photo: AAPEmma Davenport

OK, so it’s a little Sex and the City in the execution but this ballerina inspired dress by Sonia Cappellazzo, who has done some of the best looks of the week (Elyse Knowles, Jessie Murphy) is total Oaks Day perfection. Frothy with just a hint of scuba badass around the waist, we were stalking the Channel Seven personality all afternoon to see if we can borrow it for the Christmas party.

Emma Davenport Photo: AAP Image/Tracey NearmyLaura Henshaw

This fitness blogger/model/law student’s smile alone could power Flemington for a week. In dusky pink Demkiw, with a hot pink headpiece with just the right amount of veiling and a swinging statement earring, this is Oaks Day wrapped up in one outfit. One of the best of the day.

Laura Henshaw Photo: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy/APJessie Murphy

Someone give this WAG a medal for staying power. It’s not easy to pound that Birdcage pavement for three days straight, let alone with a baby strapped to your belly. But she makes it look effortless.

Jesse Murphy Photo: AAP Image/David Crosling/AP Usain Bolt

Can we all please give it up for this man and his fashion prowess? While most blokes from n celebrity life nick down to MJ Bale for yet another blue suit (albeit a very nice one), Usain brings the “I don’t give two f–ks” to the Birdcage, while managing to stay out of the headlines, which is why he’s one of our best guests of the week.

Usain Bolt Photo: Supplied


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Review: Jon Cleary delivers wick load of funk

Cleary’s cool courses through Newcastle veins Cha Cha all night long: Jon Cleary at Lizotte’s on November 9, 2017.
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TweetFacebookStranger Things 2, Jon Cleary turned from a chilled out soulman into a funk monster during his two-hour show at Lizotte’s on Thursday night.

It was not just Jon:the intensity was magnified by his band, The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, with vocalist and keys player Nigel Hall showing teasing glimpses of his greatness as he powered through the set, for the most part shadowing Cleary’s fast and devastating rhythms.

Songs from Cleary’s Grammy-winning 2016 album, GoGo Juice, set the benchmark for highlights, with Getcha GoGo Juice dropped in early in the night, proceeded by Beg Steal or Borrow. Later we got Brother I’m Hungry, pushing on the edge of soul. The finale, Pump It Up, also from GoGo Juice, was truly an absolute monster of funk.

For those who may think funk was a music trend from an earlier world, you haven’t been paying attention to New Orleans music, certainly not the way it’s preached by Cleary.

As Cleary told me earlier this week: “If you’re a good musician then you find yourself in this funny situation, where the more you learn about music the more you become painfully aware of how little you know.. A lifelong journey that never ends. If you devote the time, you do get better. The wavelength you broadcast on gets stronger.”

There was a lot of playing and not much talking, like the spaceship broke through gravity and kept you circling the room on a layer of soul, blues and funk. The detours weren’t far from the main game –like Taj Mahal (and Cleary’s) 21stCentury Gypsy Singin Lovin Man, exploring the edges of soul; and Cleary’s own version of Junker’s Blues, going way down that funky alleyway; and Don’tPlay No Frenchman Street Blues, a softer approach.

No one left early. It didn’t even feel like bedtime.


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Remembrance Day 2017 in the Hunterphotos, video

Remembrance Day services 2017 Pictures: Simone De Peak
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Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Pictures: Simone De Peak

Remembrance Day Dungog 2016

Remembrance Day Dungog 2016

Remembrance Day Dungog 2016

Remembrance Day Dungog 2016

Remembrance Day Dungog 2016

Singleton’s Remembrance Day service took place at Burdekin Park

Singleton’s Remembrance Day service took place at Burdekin Park

Singleton’s Remembrance Day service took place at Burdekin Park

Singleton’s Remembrance Day service took place at Burdekin Park

Singleton’s Remembrance Day service took place at Burdekin Park

Remembrance Day in Maitland

Remembrance Day in Maitland

Remembrance Day in Maitland

Remembrance Day in Maitland

Remembrance Day in Maitland

Remembrance Day 2016 in Muswellbrook

Remembrance Day 2016 in Muswellbrook

Remembrance Day 2016 in Muswellbrook

Remembrance Day 2016 in Muswellbrook

Remembrance Day in Scone

Remembrance Day in Scone

Remembrance Day in Scone

Remembrance Day in Scone

Remembrance Day in Scone

Crowds turn out for Remembrance Day across Port Stephens

Crowds turn out for Remembrance Day across Port Stephens

Crowds turn out for Remembrance Day across Port Stephens

Crowds turn out for Remembrance Day across Port Stephens

TweetFacebookSERVICES ACROSS THE HUNTERBOOLAROO/SPEERS POINT 10.35am at Speers Point cenotaph. Light refreshemnts after.

BRANXTON 10.45am start. Combined service at Branxton Rotunda.

CARDIFF 10am start at memorial in front of Cardiff RSL, Macquarie Road. Light refreshments to follow.

CESSNOCK 10.45 am for 11am start. Service at the war memorial in the TAFE grounds.

DUNGOG 10.30am gather in car park, 10.40 start. 100 Lord Street Dungog, Dungog Memorial RSL Club

KEARSLEY 10.30am start at Kearsley Community Hall.

KURRI KURRI 10.45am start at Rotary Park, one minute’s silence at 11am. Guest speaker: Col Maybury. Refreshments to follow at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club.

LAMBTON 10.45am start at Lambton Bowling club, Karoola Rd, Lambton.

MAITLAND Main cenotaph in Maitland Park at 10.35am

MEREWETHER 10.50am at Gregson Park, Hamilton

MERRIWA 10.40am at the cenotaph. Plaque memorial in RSL Memorial Gardens 11.45am

NEWCASTLE 11am start, Civic Park, Newcastle

PELICAN 10.45am Service commences Pelican RSL Memorial Park, Soldiers Road and Piriwell St.

REDHEAD 11am at War Memorial site, Redhead

SCONE 10.30am start at cenotpah near Scone Memorial Swimming Pool

SHORTLAND 10.45am Memorial Gardens next to hall, Marten St/ Conmurra Cct, Shortland.

SINGLETON 10.30am at Burdekin Park

SWANSEA 11:00am, War Memorial in front of Swansea RSL, Chalmers Street, Swansea

TANILBA BAY 10.45am start. Tilligerry RSL Sports Club Cenotaph, Lemon Tree Passage Road.

TORONTO 10.30 for 10.45am start. Goffet Park, Toronto.

WESTON 10.45am start Memorial Park, 56 Cessnock Rd, Weston. Light refreshments in the hall afterwards.

RYHOPE 4.40pm. Crematorium, 405 Cessnock Road, Ryhope

Do you have a service to add to the list? Email [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘.au

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Sentinel Property Group flips second Melbourne asset

Warren Ebert’s Sentinel Property Group has flipped a second Melbourne commercial asset in as many months.
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The Dandenong Home Quarter complex, about 31 kilometres south-east of town, is understood to be selling for more than $30 million, reflecting a modest capital gain for the Brisbane-based syndicate which acquired the retail asset 18 months ago for $29.8 million.

Occupying 3.2 hectares at the prominent intersection of Frankston-Dandenong Road and the Dandenong Bypass, Dandenong South, the 12,234-square-metre complex returns annual rent of $2.24 million from 11 tenants including major retailers, Officeworks, Supercheap Auto and The Good Guys.

With 275 car parks, it services a local population of more than 150,000, according to CBRE selling agents Justin Dowers, Kevin Tong and Mark Wizel.

Any deal comes four months after West Perth-based RG Property banked a reported $30 million selling the Village Dandenong complex – a 5343-square-metre complex on 1.9 hectares, which was returning annual rent of just over $1.8 million.

In September, Sentinel Property Group banked a reported $33.98 million offloading a three-level retail asset at 140 Bourke Street, in the Melbourne CBD, which it bought for $20 million in late 2013.

In that month, the company, which has more than $2 billion of real estate assets under management, also listed for sale the Nowra House & Home complex, on the NSW south coast, which it bought for $15.3 million in 2015.

Earlier this year Sentinel Property Group banked $44 million selling three regional NSW shopping centres, which it bought for a total of $26.1 million three years ago.

Central Geelong asset fetches $7.52m

A shopping arcade with enormous redevelopment potential in central Geelong sold for $7.52 million last week – a yield of about 5 per cent.

The property, forming a corner and known as 115-145 Moorabool Street and 102 Little Malop Street, offers 5860 square metres of commercial space – of which 3000 square metres is upstairs, configured as offices. Downstairs, 14 shops occupy the site which has nearly 100 metres of street frontage.

Allard & Shelton’s Michael Ryan, James Gregson and Joseph Walton represented the owners, a consortium of high-net-worth individuals. The holding – across 2075 square metres – was also marketed to high-rise developers for its potential to make way for, among other things, apartments, a hotel, or offices.

In September, developer Scott Vickers-Willis’ company Techne, with joint venture partner, Geelong investor, Dean Montgomery, proposed the 11-storey Dennys Lascelles Tower to replace airspace atop a woolstore at 20 Brougham Street, Geelong. The proposed complex will include eight levels of office space.

Last year, Techne secured the National Disability and Insurance Scheme as the anchor tenant for a proposed office building to be built on the former Carlton Hotel site in Geelong’s Malop Street.

Eastwood Bairnsdale selling

The five-year-old Eastwood Village Shopping Centre in Bairnsdale, a regional town about 280 kilometres east of Melbourne, is understood to be close to finding a buyer.

The 1.65-hectare site containing a 4154-square-metre centre that returns $978,000 per annum in rent, is speculated to be worth more than $10 million.

Eastwood Village is anchored by a Ritchies Supa IGA supermarket and includes a medical centre, 12 specialty stores and nearly 170 car parks. The retail asset was listed in July by CBRE’s Justin Dowers, Kevin Tong and Mark Wizel.

Numerous retail assets have sold on sub-7 per cent yields recently: in May, a private investor paid $5.5 million (reflecting a 4.85 per cent yield) for the IGA Blackburn complex in Melbourne. In March, The Markets Yarrabilba property in Queensland sold for $9 million (a yield of 4.74 per cent).

Also in March, an IGA complex in Stawell, about 240 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, exchanged hands for $5.1 million, reflecting a yield of 5.83 per cent.

I-REIT pays $10.5m for Mitcham asset

Canberra-based Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust (I-REIT) has paid $10.5 million for a modern and fully leased industrial asset about 21 kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD.

The four-year-old complex at 28 Edgerton Road in Mitcham, includes a 5480-square-metre building, configured as an office, warehouse, showroom and production area, and small open-air car park.

Offered with a new seven-year lease to established tenant, international lighting company, Versalux, and returning starting annual rent of $703,630, the asset is exchanging hands on a yield of 6.7 per cent.

Knight Frank’s Gab Pascuzzi and Adrian Garvey were the marketing agents.

The deal comes five months after I-REIT paid $11.6 million for a Woolworths-anchored shopping centre in Mackay, Queensland. Elsewhere in the sunshine state, it also owns the Townsville Central Shopping Centre. I-REIT’s portfolio also includes the Katherine Government Centre (Katherine, NT) and the IGA Building in Kalgoorlie, Western .

I-REIT was launched in 2013 to provide Indigenous investors the opportunity to invest in partnership with other Indigenous groups. As of March this year, its portfolio under management was worth more than $100 million.

Prestige Kew property worth more sans mansion

An enormous Kew property that failed to sell as a development site two years ago – when a historic home was sprawled across it – has found a buyer following a recent campaign, as a block of dirt.

The development site marketed as 367 Cotham Road is believed to be exchanging hands for about $11 million.

On the north-east corner of Bradford Avenue, the 2411-square-metre block was offered with a permit to build 28 apartments within a four-level complex. The proposed building, with an internal area of 3195 square metres, would enjoy views of the Melbourne CBD about six kilometres away.

CBRE’s Julian White, Jimmy Tat and Lewis Tong marketed the property, which was for sale via a different agency in 2015. It had previously traded for $5.6 million in December 2013 as a prestigious estate, with a historic eight-bedroom home.

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