Media

Media enquiries:

All enquiries from the media should be directed to Maitland City Council's media department in the first instance via phone (02) 4931 2818 or email media@maitland.nsw.gov.au .

For after hours media enquiries please phone 0407 029 723.

Current media releases:


BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE DRESSMAKER WITH ROSALIE HAM

Love, hate, haute couture and high drama – The Dressmaker has it all. Join Rosalie Ham, author of the book that became the star studded film, for a special screening of The Dressmaker for Maitland City Library’s Look Who’s Talking program on Friday 24 March at Reading Cinemas. The Dressmaker tells the story of a Parisian courtier who collides with her past in a small Australian town in the 1950’s. A best seller in its own right, the novel was adapted for film by Jocelyn Moorhouse in 2015 and stars Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving and Judy Davis.

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POETS AND CAFES INVITED TO TEAM UP TO CREATE VERSES

Can poetry make the world a better place? As part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) World Poetry Day today, Council is launching an initiative that calls for both established and budding poets to team up with enthused café owners. The program, called ‘Verses’, will see metaphors and similes blossom along with Maitland’s growing café culture. The Verses ‘writers in residence’ pilot program, part of Council’s Cultural Plan, connects volunteer poets with local cafes for a three to six month part time placement. From 1 May, Poets will be given space to write and create poetry based on the hustle and bustle of café life, the local area and their own experiences. The idea is for poets to enrich the cultural life of the cafe through conversations, connections and performances.

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DR ROSS WILKINSON PRESENTS: WHAT IS HAPPINESS ANYWAY?

As part of Maitland City Library’s Look Who’s Talking Wellbeing program, researcher of positive psychology Dr Ross Wilkinson will present ‘What is happiness anyway?’ on Tuesday 21 March at East Maitland Library. Dr Wilkinson works as an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Newcastle and he specialises in positive psychology. He is also head of the Health and Clinical Psychology Research where his research focuses on optimism, gratitude, mindfulness and personal relationships. In particular, he looks at how personal relationships and relationship processes impact on psychological health and wellbeing.

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR MAITLAND CITY SERVICE AWARDS

Council is calling for nominations for the 2017 Maitland City Service Awards and asking the community to nominate a group or an individual worthy of special recognition. The Maitland City Service Awards Program aims to recognise volunteers who have, through their initiative and dedication, made a positive contribution to enhancing the lives of others in Maitland. They are about showing appreciation of service, commitment, effort and achievements that make a difference.

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MATTRESS MUSTER LEADS RECYCLING INITIATIVES THIS MARCH

Council will hold a Mattress Muster on Saturday 25 March from 8.30am to 12.00pm at the Council Depot Carpark on Metford Road, East Maitland. Each household in the Maitland local government area has the opportunity to recycle up to four mattresses as part of the Muster. Cot mattresses, innerspring mattresses and ensemble bases will be accepted, however a mattress with an ensemble base will be counted as two items.

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AUTHOR’S SELF HELP JOURNEY TO BE SHARED AT LOOK WHO’S TALKING EVENT

Local author Alana Henderson will tell her story of courage and perseverance as she discusses her book Out of the Fog at Maitland City Library’s next Look Who’s Talking Local Author program on Thursday 9 March. A successful business woman, Alana suffered a stroke at 59 years old, losing her ability to communicate. Three weeks later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and diabetes. With little help from the medical services, she drew on her ingenuity and determination to survive and recover. From being consumed in the fog of a modern lifestyle, she created a complete lifestyle change and today leads a quality, healthy life, which even includes pole fitness.

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