Inside a suburban garage, a group of young men talkedabout motorbikes, parties, weddings andMasterchef.
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This was not small talkbetween friends, but a coded terrorist plot to attack an n Federal Police building, Lithgow jail,and engage in warfare in a forestto “achieve martyrdom”.

The six young men also used words like “banana” and “motorbike” for guns, “party” for a terror attack, “wombat hole” for their meeting place, and “China” for fighting with Islamic State overseas.

Sulayman Khalid, who has pleaded guilty to terrorism offences. Photo: YouTube

SulaymanKhalid, 22,JibyrlAlmaouie, 23, and a 16-year-old,who cannot be identified,each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit acts in preparation for a terrorist actin the NSW Supreme Court on Monday.

FarhadSaid, 25,and MohamedAlmaouie, 21,earlier admitted to possessing documents connected with the preparation of a terrorist act.

A sixth man, 21-year-old IbrahimGhazzawy​, pleaded guilty to possessing documents in 2016 and was jailed for at least six years and four months.

Justice GeoffreyBellew​lifted long-standing non-publication orders onthe case, revealing the group’s clandestine methods of discussing and planning anattack in late 2014.

The menwere beingmonitoredby counter-terror investigatorswhode-coded their conversations in text messages, phone calls, and during meetings in ringleader Khalid’s Regents Park garage, known to the group as the “wombat hole”.

Jibryl Almaouie, who has pleaded guilty to terrorism offences. Photo: Supplied

According to a statement of facts tendered atGhazzawy’ssentencing in May, he was a member of the “Khalid group” and adhered to the religious ideology Wahhabi-Salafism, which inspires Islamic State.

During raids in December 2014, police found several documents in a black suitcase in Khalid’s garage, which he used ashis bedroom.

One note described an attack on an AFP building in the city or Parramatta.

“Helicopters and all that so we are going to fight tillshahada[an Islamic creed] anyway so we might as well do something major,” the note read.

Another document described plans for “gorilla” warfare.

“The plan is gorilla (sic) warfare … we are going to go to the woods and attack the dogs there, Blue Mountains and the surrounding forests.”

A third document identified Lithgow jail as a target.

Jibryl Almaouie and his brother Mohamed Rashad Almaouie. Photo: Supplied

“InshaAllah if we make progress we will attack it,” the note said.

A torn and screwed up note found in Khalid’s kitchendescribed350litres of fuel for “motorbikes” and mentioned “long ones” and “short ones”.

Khalid also sent text messages in November relating to training for an attack.

“We’regonnatry to get in the master chefs competition.It depends what the master chefs conditions are cause there a lot of mad chefs out there that know how to cook pasta then u got chicken lamb sheep all kinds of nice tender foods,” hewrote.

Prosecutors’ statement of facts described the notes as serious.

“The documents demonstrate an active and real consideration of the type of terrorist act contemplated, and its target. They outline different methods for the commission of one or more acts of terrorism and set out possible targets.”

Ghazzawytold a psychologist he felt “uncomfortable” after the group’s meetings, and went along with it because he didn’t want to feel like a “nothing person”.

“I didn’t want anyone to think bad of me,” he said.

The four men and the teenagerawaiting sentencing will face a three-day hearing in October.

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New facilities: An artist’s impression of the five star parents’ room that will soon open at the revamped Stockland Green Hills.Aquietroom for children with sensory disorders or intellectual disabilities isamong the new facilitiesto be unveiled at Stockland Green Hills in the coming months.
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A new five star parents’ room –where children can be changed, fed or given some time out fromthe hustle and bustle of the shopping centre –is also part of the $412 million revamp of retailprecinct in Maitland’s east.

The quiet room was designed as a calm, safe space in a low sensory environment for parents and children.

It’s expected to open in November.

“We believe it is important to remove the barriers experienced by the four million ns with a disability, so they can have the same access and opportunities that we do,” Stockland development manager Daniel Brabant said.

Stockland focuses on inclusivity | Photos Jeff Wall from Multiplex and Tim Beattie from Stockland at the construction zone for the next stage of work. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Jeff Wall from Multiplex and Tim Beattie from Stockland at the construction zone for the next stage of work. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Jeff Wall from Multiplex and Tim Beattie from Stockland at the construction zone for the next stage of work. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Andrew Biady from Blooms with Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore.

Andrew Biady from Blooms, gives Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore a blood test, and Peter Green, manager of Blooms.

Paterson MP Meryl Swanson with a Knights jumper, manager of Best and Less Karen Roe and Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore.

Opening of stage one of the big new Stockland Green Hills shopping centre.

Opening of stage one of the big new Stockland Green Hills shopping centre.

Paterson MP Meryl Swanson, Jeff Wall from Multiplex, Tim Beattie from Stockland, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison, and Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore.

Jeff Wall from Multiplex, Tim Beattie from Stockland, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Jeff Wall from Multiplex, Tim Beattie from Stockland, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Stockland Green Hills centre manager Chris Travers and member for Paterson Meryl Swanson.

Stockland Green Hills centre manager Chris Travers, member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Just Cuts manager Vicki Kirkland, Stockland Green Hills manager Chris Travers, Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Just Cuts manager Vicki Kirkland, Stockland Green Hills manager Chris Travers, Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

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GOLDEN WIN: Tyrrell’s managing director Bruce Tyrrell and daughter Jane with the 2011 Stevens Semillon.OF the Hunter producers’ wines that last week won three 2017 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Showtrophies and 15 gold medals, 13 are currently available.
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The show attracted 2100 entries from 352 producers from NSW, Victoria, South , Western , the ACT and Tasmania. In four days of judging by a panel headed by former Hunter winemaker Samantha Connew, more than 11,000 glasses of wine were poured and assessed.

The Tyrrell’s family wine company’s $80-a-bottle 2011 Stevens Semillon won the Lindeman Trophy for the best mature white and the David Clarke Trophy for the best semillon. It also notched up a 97-point top gold medal in the 2015 and older semillon class and is currently available only at the Broke Rd, Pokolbin, cellar door and ontyrrells苏州夜总会招聘.au.

The wine comes from prized vineyards first planted in 1911 by the Stevens family, Pokolbin neighbours of the Tyrrells, who since 1993 have taken the grapes under a handshake deal.

The Tyrrell’s 2012 Vat 47 Chardonnay was awarded the James Busby Trophy for the best NSW wine, winning the trophy for the third consecutive year.

The 2013 Vat 47 Chardonnay took the 96-point top gold in the 2014 and older chardonnay class and both wines can be bought for $70 a bottle attyrrells苏州夜总会招聘.au, the cellar door and some bottle shops.

Tyrrell’s won a fourth gold medal with the $80 2017 Vat 1 Semillon, which is only available at cellar door andtyrrells苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Brokenwood also claimed four Sydney gold medals with its flagship 2007 and 2011 ILR Reserve Semillon whites (2015 and older semillon class), the Beechworth-sourced 2016 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay and 2016 Beechworth Sangiovese.

The 2007 ILR only exists in museum stocks but the 2011 IRL will soon be available at $75 a bottle in wine stores, at the McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, cellar door and onbrokenwood苏州夜总会招聘.au.

The $55 2016 Indigo chardonnay (2016 chardonnay class), reviewed below, and the $36 2016 sangiovese (2016 other red varietals class) are both available at cellar door and onbrokenwood苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Richard Friend and John Hindman’s wonderful little Pokolbin Estate vineyard, in McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, once again confounded the nay-sayers by winning a Sydney gold medal with its 2007 Riesling. It is the only Hunter planting of riesling – a variety deemed unsuited to the Hunter.

The wine, made by long-time contract winemaker Andrew Thomas, won gold in the 2015 and older riesling class and is available in limited quantities at thecellar door andpokolbinestate苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Grapes from Pokolbin Estate also produced the $40 Andrew Thomas 2015 Dam Block Shiraz that won gold in the 2015 shiraz class.

Andrew also won 2015 shiraz class gold with his $35 2015 Sweetwater Shiraz and both reds are at the cellar door at Tuscany Wine Estate on the corner of Hermitage Rd and Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, and onthomaswines苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Bimbadgen Estate and the iconic Tulloch brand each won two Sydney gold medals.

The $30 Tulloch 2017 Julia Limited Release Semillon (2017 semillon class) and the $26 2016 Cellar Release Hilltops Barbera (2016 other red varieties class) can be boughtat the Tulloch cellar door on the corner of De Beyers and McDonalds roads, Pokolbin, ontulloch苏州夜总会招聘.auand in wine stores.

The Bimbadgen gold medals were won by the as-yet unreleased 2014 Hunter Valley Signature Semillon (2015 and older semillon class) and the 2013 Hunter Valley Signature Chardonnay (2014 and older chardonnay class), which is available at $60onbimbadgen苏州夜总会招聘.au, at the790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, wineryand in bottle shops.

The star of the Sydney show was the Rieslingfreak 2017 No 3 Clare Valley, which won a remarkable five trophies – the best wine of the show, the best wine exhibited in capital city wine shows in the past 12 months and trophies for the best white wine, best riesling and best young white.

It is rare for one wine to take out so many trophies and the last time a riesling was Sydney Wine Show’s best wine was in 2003.

The wines was made by South n winemaker John Hughes, who suffers from cerebral palsy and gained wide public esteem in 2011 after he exited the Masterchef TEN network television cooking show in spectacular and despairing fashion.

John Hughes only established his small Rieslingfreak operation in 2009 and the brand originated from the nickname his fellow Adelaide University winemaking course classmates gave him because of his passion for riesling.

“My love for riesling comes from its variety and diversity, being able to go from sparkling to fortified and dry to sweet,” he said.

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Hamilton’s Rhys Cooper.
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HAMILTON’SRhys Cooper and Valentine’s AlexTserepas will take time out from their clubs’ push for NPL silverware to team up in the Newcastle Titans futsal side to tour China from Wednesday.

Cooper will miss second-placed Hamilton’s game with Lake Macquarie on Sunday and arrive back the morning of their crucial final-round clash with Broadmeadow on August 12.

Tserepas, who hasplayed mostly off the bench, will be away for fifth-placed Valentine’s vital game against Edgeworth on Saturday. Fellow Titans Matt Hoole (Broadmeadow) and Daniel Casciaroli (Charlestown) are not making the trip.

The Titans won the n Futsal Association national titles in Penrith in January after winning the state cup late last year. They defeated Victoria 10-7 in the national grand final and were invited tothe annual Pearl River Delta Cup inJiangmen.

RD 21 (all 2.30pm): Saturday: Jaffas v Maitland, Valentine v Edgeworth. Sunday: Charlestown v Weston, Lake Macquarie v Hamilton, Broadmeadow v Jets Youth.

** Tickets to the first NPL grand finals to be held at McDonald Jones Stadium went on sale on Tuesday.

Prices are$15 for adults, $12 concession and $7 for children aged 4-16, plus credit card and handling fees, through Ticketmaster.

Tickets are all general admission and cover entry into the western grandstand level one and thehill areasfor the September 2 deciders, takingin 18 years(2pm), 20 years(4pm) and first grade (7pm).

** The Northern League One premiership finishes this weekend with Cooks Hill (40 points, +28 goals), Thornton (39, +30), Kahibah (38, +25) and Belswans (38, +16) in the mix.

Cooks Hill host New Lambton on Saturday, while Thornton welcome Belswans and Kahibah are at home to Wallsend on Sunday.

Last weekend, Belswans beat South Cardiff 2-1, Kahibah edged out Cessnock 1-0, Cooks Hill downed Singleton 3-1, Thornton defeated Wallsend 3-0 and New Lambton drew with Toronto-Awaba 3-3.

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Students aspire to entertain ASPIRE: Students Tom Rodgers and Isabella Rendina play love interests in the musical spectacular, The Hoarders Next Door. Picture: Marina Neil.
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Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Great experience: The sixth ASPIRE production explores people, possessions, and community. Picture: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

TweetFacebookThe Hoarders Next Doorat Civic Theatre fromAugust 2 to August5.

Students have been involved in every aspect of the production, from the backstage crew and set design, to the music, singing, acting and dancing.

Some tickets are still availablevia Ticketek.

“It’s a really professional experience,”Year 11 student Tom Rodgers, also of St Francis Xavier’s College, said.

“It has also been great getting to know students from other Catholic schools. It has been really inclusive, I’ve felt very welcomed, and inspired as well.”

Year 10 student Zoe Walker, of St Pius X high school at Adamstown, said she hopedaudiences would take away a sense of community and belonging from the performance.

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