Watagan Park

Confessions of a happy ‘drunk’

February 9, 2017

Dr Harvey Karp, pediatrician and child development expert says that half of all new parents get fewer than six hours of broken sleep a night – a level of sleep deprivation that causes the same mental impairment as being drunk. If that’s the case, I have been tipsy for a lot longer than I’d like... Read More >

Cool things to do with kids

February 2, 2017

Cooking with your kids in the school holidays is a wonderful activity to get them busy. Here are three simple recipes from James Clode, of Dad’s Apron, that are easy enough for the kids to help with or even make themselves… if you don’t mind a little mess! Double choc cookies These super chocolatey cookies... Read More >

How to create a beautiful garden

January 26, 2017

If you’re looking to create a beautiful garden, then Wyee Nursery Manager Russell Brown is a handy man to know. Starting his career as a landscape contractor, including work at Wyee Nursery, he was eventually offered a job at the well-known nursery and hasn’t looked back since. “My main role is nursery manager, I oversee... Read More >

Super day trips to delight the family

January 19, 2017

There’s so much to do with kids over the school holidays, right on our doorstep! The whole family will have a fantastic day out at all these local attractions. Speers Point Park Just a short 30-minute drive from Watagan Park, Speers Point Park, right on the shore of Lake Macquarie, makes for a fantastic day... Read More >

Caves Beach Nippers to the rescue

January 12, 2017

Only a half an hour’s drive away from Watagan Park, the beach lifestyle at the beautiful Caves Beach is easy to enjoy this summer! Nippers is a great activity for kids and the Caves Beach Surf Lifesaving Club provides locals and visitors with a safe and friendly beach – and trains hundreds of community members... Read More >

New principal to take the reigns at Charlton

January 5, 2017

Mark Ash will take over as principal of Charlton Christian College, when current principal Sue Skuthorpe retires at the end of the year, says Rebecca Craig, marketing manager at the college. “Currently Mark is the principal of Suncoast Christian College in Queensland,” Rebecca says. “He has been a successful principal and deputy principal for many... Read More >

New exhibitions explore love of country

December 22, 2016

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery will kick off its summer program with the major international touring exhibition “Saltwater Country” alongside its own exhibition, “Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures”, the gallery says. Both exhibitions make links to culture and place, with a strong connection to ‘saltwater’ country. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is the final destination for... Read More >

The best gift you can give

December 15, 2016

Christmas is just around the corner and my children have already started ordering their presents! Bikes, boards, shoes and toys. What about you? What do you want for Christmas? Maybe you’re wishing for a few toys of your own? A new car, dress or perhaps a new job? So many of us are consumed with... Read More >

First-time buyers who love life in the great outdoors

December 8, 2016

As first home-buyers, engaged couple Chloe Simpson and Jordan Hedge are excited about building their dream home in Watagan Park. The house is expected to be completed in early 2017, and their new home will combine plenty of living space with ample entertaining areas as well, including an alfresco dining area off their living room.... Read More >

A magical night for families

December 1, 2016

The festive season is just around the corner and a magical Christmassy night is promised at the annual Carols at Avondale School event on Sunday, December 11. Kerrie Howells, Marketing, PR and Communications Manager at Avondale School, says the event will include something for the whole family to enjoy. “The event starts at 6.30pm, but... Read More >