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Tom Braes Shed officially opened HONOURED: Mareeba Shire Mayor Tom Gilmore with Tom Braes and Mareeba Men’s Shed President Kent Duffield at the official opening of the Tom Braes Shed.

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HIGHLY-RESPECTED Mareeba local Tom Braes was honoured on Thursday as the Mareeba Men’s Shed officially opened the ‘Tom Braes Shed’. The Tom Braes Shed is a multi-faceted space that consists of an office, an electronics room, a kitchen and a library fit with computers. The shed will also be utilised to hold conferences and seminars on men’s health. Mr Braes is the Mareeba

Men’s Shed Patron and has played an integral role in securing the building for the site after years of negotiations. Mr Braes said the building was a temporary office at the back of the old Court House. “It was in use I think by SunWater or a similar department,” he said. “The old Court House was demolished in 2008, and the new one opened in February of 2009.”

Mr Braes said the shed sat in the yard at SunWater for quite a while before it was moved to the works depot over in Wallace Drive where it started to deteriorate. “Other agencies had their eyes on it, but it just sat there – no one seemed to be able to make a decision,” he said. “I checked my emails, and first enquired about the building in late 2009, and from there then followed a number of enquiries

until it was secured at the end of 2017.” Mr Braes noted that he would like to thank the Mareeba Shire Council for its involvement in obtaining the building and relocating it. “I also want to thank the likes of Kent and Cec who has done so much for the Mareeba Men’s Shed; my input has been minor compared to theirs.” Mr Braes said he is proud to continue his association with the

Mareeba Men’s Shed, and wanted to congratulate all who are involved with it, for the expansion of facilities and services. “Men’s health continues to be an issue,” he said. “This facility can go a little way to giving men an outlet, a place to just hang out, have company, maintain a healthy outlook and clear their head. “It gives me great pleasure to declare the Tom Braes Shed officially open.”

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Farmers voice concerns at overtime payments THE Fair Work Commission’s decision requiring growers to pay casual employees overtime under the Horticulture Award came into effect on Monday, and it is one that has been met with plenty of discontent amongst farmers. The new system will mean a casual employee’s ordinary hours are limited to 12 per day and 304 per eight weeks. In addition, a casual employee must be paid a night loading of 15 per cent for any ordinary hours which are worked between 8.31 pm and 4.59 am. While there are concerns surrounding what this will do to farmers’ bottom line, another reason this decision has felt such strong opposition is due to the little time growers were given to implement the new pay system. The Fair Work Commission only made their ruling a fortnight ago, which is a timeline the National Farmers’ Federation described as “woefully short”. Biboohra mango farmer and FNQ Growers Chair Joe Moro said the short timeframe growers were provided was disappointing. “A lot of us knew this was

Biboohra mango farmer and FNQ Growers Chair Joe Moro expressed his disappointment at the Fair Work Commission’s decision regarding casual overtime pay in the horticultural sector.

coming, we had many hearings in the early part of last year and the Fair Work Commission has settled on this compromise,” he said. “This system is impractical as it relates to seasonal workers, as it will mean farmers will have to rotate their staff and in turn may not harvest their crop in time.”

Mr Moro said while this decision is something he is not in favour of, he noted his appreciation of the leeway the Fair Work Commission allowed for compared to that of the National Union of Workers, who have been quite vocal in their push into the horticultural sector. “We encountered plenty of difficulty with the Unions as

they wanted no exemption on paying overtime,” he said. “It should apply on all hours after 38 hours worked in one week.” Mr Moro noted that there will be still a number of farmers who aren’t aware of the change, and he strongly advised them to consult with HR organisations specific to the industry.

“This is a decision that is unlikely to change as it has been handed down by an independent body, so it’s imperative now that farmers put things in place and speak to the right people to help manage the problem,” he said. Mr Moro said this will be an intensely discussed issue moving forward, particularly over the election period.

Aviation Museum secures $35,000 grant THE FNQ Aviation Museum has received a significant boost with its plans to build a large aviation museum at Mareeba Airport. The tourism attraction and aviation research facility will use this funding to commence concept drawings, building design, costings and other items necessary so its in a position ready to build. The announcement by the Queensland Government department was weeks earlier than expected and planning has commenced for the pre construction works. The grant is a sign of confidence in the Museum's leadership team’s vision and that the project is one worthy of supporting. This will be a fantastic opportunity for local trades and suppliers to engage with a local community project. For anyone interested in connecting with the museum, you can visit FNQ Aviation Museum at www.fnqam.com.au or on facebook where you can sign up for newsletters or become a member. Anyone wishing to support the museum through the Cash for Containers refund program please quote ID C101 524 79 when returning your cans or bottles.

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Giving parents time to say goodbye

The Mareeba and Atherton Hospital will now have a cuddle cot, which allows families to say goodbye to their baby who has passed away.

THE Mareeba and Atherton Hospital will be the beneficiaries of a new cuddle cot due to the fundraising efforts of a number of community organisations and a determined Mossman woman. A cuddle cot is a cooling system that is designed to fit in a small cot and allows babies who have passed away to remain with their families as opposed to needing to be cooled in a mortuary environment. One such mother who understands the importance of cuddle cots and what they can provide is Mossman woman Danielle Bower, whose personal experience

motivated her to initiate a fundraising drive that has resulted in a cuddle cot being made available on the Tablelands. “My husband and I suffered a loss in October of 2016,” she said. “Unfortunately the cuddle cot that was provided to us at the Cairns Hospital was not working, which limited the time we were able to spend saying our goodbyes. “I knew straight away that I didn’t want this happen to other parents in the future, so I spoke to my husband about ways we could raise money towards providing a new one.

“It is also a way to honour our baby’s memory.” Mrs Bower said fortunately Cairns now have access to at least one cuddle cot, so the decision was made to share this one between Atherton and Mareeba, neither of which had one. “Cuddle cots allow both parents and even extended family, to spend more time with their baby,” she said. “This time is when precious memories are made.” Mrs Bowers said her fundraising efforts began in January of 2017 when she was put in touch with The FNQ Hospital Founda-

tion who set up a link on their webpage to allow people to donate. “My Grandparents had a big crop of rambutans so they offered to let me sell them, and 100% of the proceeds went towards the cuddle cot,” she said. “I also approached the Mossman Rotary Club, and all up we raised $1692.40. “Friends of Mareeba Hospital Foundation kindly offered to make up the rest of the money needed to secure a cuddle cot.” Mrs Bowers took time to thank those who contributed in helping secure a cuddle cot for the Table-

lands. “I would like to thank everyone involved including Glenys Duncombe, from The FNQ Hospital Foundation - she kick started the fundraising through their website and couldn’t have been more helpful,” she said. “I would also like to thank Evelyn Mathews, from Mossman Rotary, for their kind donation. “As well as Ida Portella from the Friends of Mareeba Hospital Foundation, who was integral in organising the remaining funds needed - she also took the ropes for me as it was easier for her to liaise with everyone (hospitals and

foundations) from that point on. “And I want to thank my Grandparents who generously donated their time and produce to the fundraiser. I’m happy to have been given the opportunity to help the Tablelands community as my Grandma grew up in Mareeba, and we have a lot of family there.” Mrs Bowers said in closing, the staff who helped us during our time at the Cairns Hospital were incredible. “I hope in the future that cuddle cots may be considered a necessity in every hospital,” she said.

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The Chillagoe landfill is being converted into a transfer station. The redevelopment of the waste facility will include capping the existing landfill cell and reconfiguration of the site into a transfer station, including construction of a waste transfer pad for residents to drop off their waste.

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The Queensland Government is introducing a levy on waste from 1 July 2019 at $75 per tonne. This is to be charged over and above any fees Council charges to deal with the waste. The levy will not affect the cost to residents putting out their kerbside wheelie-bins as the State is subsidising this. However, at this stage, waste taken to any transfer station will attract an additional fee on top of any Council charges at the gate. Recyclables and green waste taken to a transfer station are the only items exempt from the waste levy. For more information, visit www.qld.gov.au/wastedisposallevy.

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The Ootann Road Upgrade Project is progressing well. The project includes the widening and sealing of 2.0km of road, installation of new culverts and minor road realignment. This project is the second section of Ootann Road to be upgraded under the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program. This $1.32 million project is 80% funded by the Australian Government with the remainder funded by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and Mareeba Shire Council.

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There will be a heightened police presence this Easter as a state-wide road safety campaign courtesy of the Queensland Police Service is in effect. (Pictured) Dave Saul from the Road Policing Unit.

Greater Police presence this Easter A state-wide road safety campaign has been launched by the Queensland Police Service to curb road incidents over the school holiday and Easter period. THE Queensland Police Service’s Easter Road Safety Campaign, also known as Operation Romeo Solace, commenced on April 5 and will be in effect until April 26. The traffic policing operation is designed to reduce the number of injuries, fatal traffic crashes and road related crime over a period in which there is an increase in motorists using Queensland roads. Strategies used in the opera-

tion will include a highly visible police presence on highways and roads, targeted operations at locations where an increase in road users is likely, and roadside drink and drug-driving tests among others. Tableland Patrol Group Inspector Russell Rhodes said a strong emphasis will be placed on the Fatal Five. “The Fatal Five strategies include speeding, distraction, drink and/or drug-driving, fatigue and

seatbelt use,” he said. “Added to that, we want to see safe road traffic in general at this time of the year when there are a lot of cars on the road. “So we’d like to have our community really complying with the traffic laws and driving very safely under the road and weather conditions, whatever they may be at the time.” QPS Commissioner Ian Stewart said research had shown that a high police presence on major

road networks during peak holiday periods provided community reassurance and also served as a deterrent to those engaging in high-risk behaviour. “Officers will be out in force conducting roadside testing for drugs and alcohol, as well as covert and overt speed enforcement in high-risk zones,” he said. “Until April 26, anyone travelling on the state’s highways can expect to encounter police.”

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Federal election called AUSTRALIANS will be heading to the ballot box on May 18 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially called the federal election last week. The coalition appear to be fighting an uphill battle as they are trailing in the majority of opinion polls, however there could be a quiet confidence building amongst the party

as Morrison leads Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as the preferred Prime Minister 44 to 35 per cent. It was clear in Morrison’s announcement of the federal election that the economy is at the heart of the Liberal National Party’s pitch to voters, as he stated that “despite economic headwinds, Australia’s economy

is strong”. “We are delivering the first budget surplus in more than a decade,” Morrison said. “Unemployment is at decade lows, and last year for the first time in our history, more than 100,000 young Australians got a job.” From there Morrison continued to make the economy his

Australians will head to the polling booth on May 18 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the federal election last week.

calling card. “With a stronger economy, we will create another one and a quarter million jobs over the next five years,” he said. “We will maintain those budget surpluses without increasing taxes and pay down the debt. “We will deliver tax relief as we have for families, hard-work-

ing Australians, and for small businesses, allowing Australians to keep more of what they earn.” While the Liberal National Party has been parlaying their ‘back in black’ slogan at seemingly every opportunity they get (referring to the budget surplus), their policies will also need to appeal to voters in other key election battlegrounds such as

immigration, climate change, health and education. There is already plenty of speculation happening as it relates to what exactly will happen on Saturday, May 18, and with just over a month until the country finds out who will be their Prime Minister moving into the future, organised chaos on both sides is to be expected.

Lakeland Irrigation Area Report made available AROUND 50 people from Cook Shire and beyond attended RDA FNQ&TS’ public release of the Lakeland Irrigation Area Strategic Business Report held at the Lakeland Community Hall on Wednesday 10 April. Funding was provided by the Australian Government under the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (NWIDF) to undertake a feasibility study to investigate new water storage to expanded irrigated agriculture. Four options were considered to improve the water volume and reliability for an expanded irrigable area. The Palmer River was identified as the most favourable site. The Palmer River, home of the 1860’s gold rush, flows to the west into the Mitchell River catchment. Water will be pumped over the Byerstown Range, through a hydro generator and gravity fed to the irrigation area. The Lakeland Irrigation area was established over 70 years

ago. It boasts deep basalt soils growing a variety of crops. Water availability and security is the major inhibitor to the success and expansion of agriculture in the region. The Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy has undertaken a comprehensive assessment and identified soil and crop suitability. “The findings are favourable and contained in the report,” said RDA FNQ&TS Chair, David Kempton. “The project, when complete will provide substantial economic, social and cultural outcomes and opportunities for the region. The facility, when complete will open up employment and business opportunity and substantial benefit to indigenous cattle producers in the region”. The water supply facility would potentially be owned by the State of Queensland The report is now available guarantee with membership ref- cost $400m including prelimi- final package will depend upon and managed by a local board naries and approvals and could Federal / State commitment and online at the RDA FNQ&TS of growers. The board would erable to allocation. website – www.rdafnqts.org.au The project is estimated to be completed in 5-7 years. The support. comprise a company limited by

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Hopping into Easter THE Easter Bunny has been busy hiding chocolate in Kuranda in preparation for a giant Easter egg hunt on this Saturday, April 20. Tourism Kuranda Executive Officer Kahlia Pepper said Kuranda would be open all Easter weekend including Good Friday with plenty of activities, shopping and dining options for the whole family. “The village’s annual Easter in the Park celebration on Easter Saturday is a day of free family activities in Kuranda’s Centenary Park,” she said. “There will be five face painters, three jumping castles, horse and carriage rides, street performers, games and fun arts and crafts activities to keep the kids entertained all day. “It is the tenth anniversary of Easter in the Park so we are bringing back the traditional

Easter egg hunt with thousands of chocolate eggs hidden around the Kuranda Heritage Markets. “Hit FM will get the festivities started with an outside broadcast before the Easter Bunny arrives in Centenary Park at 1.30pm to meet the kids. “The kids can learn circus skills at a workshop, watch candy making and join in the egg and spoon race. “Kuranda’s Mayi-Wunba dancers, who performed at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will give a free performance. “Kuranda Conservation, Kuranda Envirocare and Kuranda Arts Co-operative will be among the stalls at Centenary Park.” Kuranda’s Easter in the Park is from 10am to 3pm this Saturday at Centenary Park in Kuranda. Kuranda is open all Easter

weekend including Good Friday. WHAT’S ON SATURDAY: 10.00am: Magic Show in Centenary Park 11.00am: Easter Bunny Egg Hunt at the Kuranda Heritage Markets 11.30am: Kids Circus Workshop in Centenary Park 11.45am: Kuranda Candy Kitchen – candy making demonstration 1.00pm: Mayi-Wunba Aboriginal Dance Show in Centenary Park 1.30pm: Easter Bunny Meet and Greet in Centenary Park 1.45pm: Kuranda Candy Kitchen – candy making demonstration 2.00pm: Kuranda Egg and Spoon race in Centenary Park

New radio station hits the airwaves

When is the best time to get a flu shot? Breakfast announcer Greg Reid, Office Manager Samantha Martin and Acting Manager Jim Remedio.

A NEW and unique radio station is now on air on the Tablelands as Black Star 96.7FM Tablelands launched last week. Black Star Radio, which is owned by Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media (QRAM), is a non-profit Aboriginal Corporation that will provide Tableland communities an opportunity to hear a modern, progressive and informative voice that they own and control. Black Star Radio is based in Cairns and has been operational since 2007, and provides a range of services to remote Queensland communities throughout Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria, as well as the Atherton Tablelands, Cooktown, Normanton and Weipa. The Black Star 96.7FM Tablelands radio station is on the air 24/7, catering for all listening audiences that will cover news - with local weather 7

days a week, local news and sport produced by the local broadcasters as well as updated hourly cyclone information and road conditions reports for your region. In addition, Black Star Radio will provide an exciting new approach to programming, using a mixed range of diverse and modern music with top quality sounds to coincide with local services. Greg Reid will kick off their morning programming from 6:30am-9am every weekday with his breakfast show, which will be followed by his Morning Focus segment which is one hour of news, views and interviews on happenings in Far North Queensland. Shane Wilson will take you through the rest of the morning and the early afternoon from 10am-3pm. Mark Hogan will host their 3pm to 6pm program, which will include a variety of mu-

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sic plus hits from the past and double plays, while their 7pm to 6:30am segment will be The Music Mix, which will run right through the night. For more information you can contact the Black Star Radio office on (07) 4032 5022.

Tablelands representative Ray Wallace.

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Mareeba Hospital’s and Mareeba Roatary Club’s Dr Margaret Purcell, Mareeba Rotary Club’s Ida Portella, East Timor Doctor Tince Frederica Jempaut and the Mareeba Hospital’s Director of Nursing and Midwafery Vickye Coffey.

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Providing pathways for East Timorese professionals THE Mareeba Hospital has welcomed East Timor doctor Tince Frederica Jempaut as part of Rotary International’s New Generations Service Exchange. The exchange program was established to provide university students and professionals up to 30 years of age a customisable, short-term program where they can build their professional skills and gain international experience, explore a new culture, learn a new language and meet people with common interests. Ms Jempaut, 26, has only been in Mareeba for just over a week of her scheduled two month stay, and noted how excited she is about the opportunity. “This is a great chance for me to learn about how the medical system works over here as well as improve on my English,” she said. “I have already noticed that there are a lot more patients with different medical problems compared to back home. “So that means I can watch what the doctors do here, ask a

lot of questions and that will help me better my skills.” That greater diversity of medical knowledge is something Ms Jempaut looks forward to bringing back to her home country of East Timor, where she became a qualified general practitioner in 2015. “I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was a child so that I could help people and make a difference in my community and country,” she said. Ms Jempaut said she would like to thank Rotary and the East Timor Ministry of Health for working together and giving her this opportunity. Mareeba Hospital doctor and Mareeba Rotary Club member Dr Margaret Purcell said this is the second year that this district has had people from East Timor come over as part of the New Generations Service Exchange program. “Last year we had people who were mechanics and in hospitality, which we have again this year along with those in the

field of medicine,” she said. “As it relates to Rika (Ms Jempaut), the Mareeba Rotary Club accepted to take her on here at the Mareeba Hospital for an observational period as she’s obviously not registered to practice in Australia. “The way we practice medicine is a lot different here, we work with a completely different demographic; however this will still allow her to learn a lot and update her own skills. “Rika will also be participating in the teaching and training programs on offer here at the Mareeba Hospital which will be great.” Dr Purcell said she would like to thank the staff at the Mareeba Hospital for including Ms Jempaut in activities and making her feel welcome. “The bonus of this program is that it is also a cultural exchange, so the doctors and nurses here at the hospital are getting to know more about Rika and where she’s from,” she said.

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Region’s big issues discussed LNP’s Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines and Shadow Minister for North Queensland Dale Last was in Mareeba last week where the region’s “big ticket” items were discussed.

LIBERAL National Party’s Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines and Shadow Minister for North Queensland Dale Last was on the Tablelands last week to meet with key businesspeople, community organisations and prominent political figures in the region. Mr Last said the purpose of his visit was to get a better handle on the community issues being felt in northern Australia and on the Tablelands specifically. “I had the opportunity to speak with the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce, Mayors Tom Gilmore and Joe Paronella, local business owners as well as operators in the resource sector,” he said. “Those meetings help inform our policy going forward as we get closer to our election next year.” Mr Last said the two most pertinent issues that were raised in his meetings were the Nullinga Dam and the Kuranda Range Road. “They were the big ticket items that came out of our meeting, and I understand they’ve been at the forefront of discussion in this region for quite some time,” he said. “As it relates to Nullinga

Dam, the LNP has committed to delivering that project. “When you have water you have opportunities, so we see that as a crucial project not only for long-term water security, but also in terms of further agricultural development as this area is really developing into a food bowl.” Mr Last said if you construct a dam on the basis that it has to be cost reflective in terms of recouping the costs through water charges, then there’d never be another dam built in Queensland. “Government has a role to play here in delivering infrastructure which is going to lead to economic development,” he said. “So I understand that if we build the Nullinga Dam and make the water affordable, then we’ll encourage investment in this area.” As part of the Liberal National Party’s commitment to delivering the Nullinga Dam project, Mr Last said the party will be setting up the Queensland Dam Company if elected. “The Queensland Dam Company will be set up in North Queensland in either Cairns or Townsville,” he said. “SunWater hasn’t built a dam

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in Queensland for 15 years, so we’re saying that we’re going to establish the Queensland Dam Company with the sole purpose of building a number dams across the state.” As it relates to the Kuranda Range Road Upgrade, Mr Last said there needs to be major expenditure spent on that range to enable heavy vehicles to traverse it along with improving its overall safety. “From an economic standpoint, Cairns has the potential to be an export hub,” he said. “As it’s currently constructed, the Kuranda Range Road doesn’t have the capacity to take B-doubles up and down, so the upgrade is imperative to ensure the successful transportation of produce. “And from a safety perspective, it continues to be the scene of numerous traffic accidents, particularly in the wet weather, so there’s plenty there for us to look at.” Mr Last said while there’s so much potential in North Queensland that only goes so far, and he noted that he is committed to unleashing and developing that potential moving forward.

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Electrical safety a priority on farms Fatal plane crash south of Atherton

THE body of 71-YEAROLD Townsville man Richard O’Sullivan who died on Monday when the plane he was piloting crashed on the Herberton Range south of Atherton was retrieved by crews at approximately 10am last Wednesday. The retrieval of the deceased pilot was scheduled a day after the crash, however poor weather hindered their recovery efforts. The crash occurred at approximately 4pm on Monday, April 8, after a search for the aircraft was activated when the plane failed to reach Atherton. The remote location of the crash meant it was only accessible for emergency response teams by air. Once the helicopter search crew located the aircraft, a crew-

man was winched down to the scene where he located the pilot contained within the wreckage and confirmed the man was deceased. “At around 4pm Monday, April 8, we had received information that an aircraft was missing on a flight from Mount Garnet through to Atherton which had a single pilot on-board,” Tablelands Patrol Group Inspector Russell Rhodes said. “At this stage it’s unable to be certified exactly what was the cause of the fatal crash.” Inspector Rhodes said it is a deeply sad incident and whatever assistance is needed for the man’s family at this time will be provided. A report will be prepared for the coroner.

SENIOR executives from the state’s peak agricultural industry associations met with government safety regulators and influential stakeholder groups at an agriculture electrical risk forum in Brisbane recently. The group was brought together to understand the complexities of working safely around electrical infrastructure in the agriculture industry, and were tasked with finding solutions to tackle this issue in the agriculture industry and rural communities. There have been five Queenslanders who have died from electrical incidents on farms in the last three years, four of which transpired on the Atherton Tablelands. The most recent incident on the Tablelands occurred at a farm in Tumoulin, where a mother and daughter tragically lost their lives on New Year’s Eve after coming in contact with a live wire. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Manager, Agriculture Unit Fiona O’Sullivan said the three main causes of electrical incidents on farms are machinery and equipment contacting overhead powerlines, electrical equipment that’s not in good condition and the absence of safety switches on circuits.

“Unfortunately, each of these factors was an issue in the recent Tablelands incidents,” she said. Ms O’Sullivan noted that to raise the awareness of working safely around powerlines, the Electrical Safety Office (ESO) and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) have taken several approaches. “One of the outcomes of the forum is that the ESO and WHSQ will work with the agricultural industry to increase knowledge and awareness of electrical safety issues,” she said. “In addition, the ESO and WHSQ will continue to work closely with Energy Queensland at field days and agricultural events to promote working safe-

ty around powerlines. “Also, as the safety regulator, our inspectors also assess how safety is being managed around powerlines during audits on farms, and there are now mandatory infringement notices if contact is made with a powerline.” Ms O’Sullivan said simple actions can be taken by farmers to improve the safety of themselves, their families and their workers. “Those include moving irrigation pipes, machinery and other large items away from under overhead electricity lines, along with checking electrical equipment before use and disposing of defective items,” she said. An initiative by Energy

Queensland in the form of a new app will too play an integral role in helping raise awareness amongst the state’s farming community about potential electrical dangers on their property. “Energy Queensland has released an app to help farmers and property owners identify the overhead network on their land,” Ms O’Sullivan said. “Ergon Energy can provide maps of all electrical infrastructures and provide advice on line-marking and painting power poles to make them more visible.” The look up and live app is live and available for use at lookupandlive.com.au.

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Rowena vying for Miss Cairns Show

Mareeba’s Rowena Petersen (second from left) will be vying to be named as the face of the Cairns Show as she is participating in the Miss Cairns Show competition.

MAREEBA local Rowena Petersen will be vying to be named the face of the Miss Cairns Show after she was recently announced as one of the five entrants who

will be participating in the annual event. The Miss Cairns Show experience provides young women between the ages of 18-28 the

Upgrades started at showgrounds Works are underway at Atherton and Malanda Showgrounds to improve the sites prior to the 2019 shows. Significant refurbishment to Merriland Hall has commenced. Works include an upgrade to the amenities to improve disability

opportunity to excel in leadership, community involvement and key management. In addition, it enables them to boost their self-confidence, meet

new people and have experiences that they otherwise wouldn’t. Ms Petersen said competing in the Miss Cairns Show competition is something she has al-

“It will be a great experience and test for myself - there are a lot of different evens and tasks I’ll have to participate in which will be rewarding.” Ms Petersen said while she obviously hopes to win, it’s not what the ultimate goal is for her. “I’m doing this more for the experience,” she said. “I’m going to just see how I go and if I win that’s an added bonus, but if not I still would’ve learnt a lot as this is my first year participating.” Ms Petersen said she would like to encourage other young women from the region who have thought about being an entrant in the Miss Cairns Show competition to give it a go. “A lot of people who decide against doing it think that it takes up a lot of your time but it doesn’t,” she said. “There’s plenty of time between events and overall it is a ways wanted to do. “I love doing stuff within the really well organised event, so community and I felt this was if someone is interested in doing a great way to represent the re- it in the future I strongly recommend it.” gion,” she said.

Joan Moore and Pam Strelnikoff present Gavin Rablin with the $3216 donation.

access, restumping of the cafeteria and rerouting a section of power supply underground. The side entrance to Malanda Showgrounds is being widened to a dual carriageway and lighting upgrades are also planned.

Planning underway for Rail Trail MAREEBA Shire Council recently entered into a funding arrangement with the Queensland Government to develop a feasibility study which will assess potential costs, configurations and governance models for a potential rail trail. The study aligns with a petition received by Council from 356 residents and visitors calling on Council to upgrade Mareeba’s 14km section of the corridor. Mayor Tom Gilmore said Council was aware of the public’s interest and demand to up-

grade the trail was appreciative to the Queensland Government for assisting with the first part of the process. “Thank you to the Queensland Government for giving us the opportunity to carry out this feasibility study of the rail trail,” Cr Gilmore said. “We look forward to receiving the report to see if the community can afford the upgrade of the trail and ongoing maintenance of the track.” Council expects the report will be prepared and presented by the end of June this year.

Melodies night supports local Ambulance A TOTAL of $3216 was raised for the Mareeba Local Ambulance committee at the ‘Evening Melodies’ event held at the Mareeba Memorial Chapel on Saturday, April 30.

The night was hosted by the Mareeba Theatre Group’s Ida Portella and Annalisa Savaglio and was a fundraising event of melodies by local talent with a touch of Irish.

The Mareeba Ambulance Committee’s Joan Moore said she would like to thank the artists who gave their time and the businesses houses who so generously donated raffle prizes.

“I also want to thank the Chaffey family for the venue, Mick Ainsley “the Roadie” and Ida Portella and Annalisa Savaglio,” she said.

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Atherton Turf Club race day Saturday, April 13

r u o r y e p b a a r p s G w e n l a c : o l s n e o i u t tr a c o l g n i w o l l o f e at th MAREEBA: Mareeba News, Piagno’s News, Mareeba Discount Drug Store, Shell Mareeba Service Station, BP Mareeba, Mareeba IGA, Curcio’s Bakery, Mobil Service Station Mareeba, Termite, Portsmith Fuels, Biboohra Cash Store, Post Office Centre Mareeba, Mareeba Leagues Club and all good business outlets. ATHERTON: Summers News, Phillips News, Mobile Atherton, Fresh St. Market IGA, Puma Service Station Atherton, Atherton International Club, Atherton Bakehouse and Café on Louise. SOUTHERN TABLELANDS: Tolga News, Mobil Service Station Tolga, Cash Store Walkamin, Malanda Spar, Caltex Malanda, Marano’s Malanda, Tobin’s Millaa Millaa, Yungaburra Foodworks, Yungaburra Pit Stop, Kairi Store, Herberton News, Herberton 5 Star, Wondecla Roadhouse, Ravenshoe News, Ravenshoe Hiland Bakery, Foodworks Ravenshoe, Ravenshoe Information Centre, Marano’s Ravenshoe, Tall Timbers Roadhouse and Mt Garnet Post Office. KURANDA: Kuranda News, Kuranda Foodmart, Koah Service Station, Speewah Store, Kowrowa Cash Store and Kuranda BP Roadhouse.

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DIMBULAH: TGT Home Hardware, Dimbulah Post Office, Bendigo Bank, Dimbulah One Stop and De Lai Fuel Distribution. CHILLAGOE: Almaden Hotel, Chillagoe Post Office, Chillagoe General Store, Chillagoe Hotel and Post Office Hotel. COOKTOWN: Cooktown IGA, Cooktown News, Sovereign Hotel, Caltex Cooktown, Palmer River Roadhouse, Cooktown Hotel, Lakeland Downs Hotel, Lakeland Roadhouse and Lakeland Coffee House. MT MOLLOY: Mt Molloy Post Office and Mt Molloy Store. KARUMBA: Post Office Karumba, Karumba Pharmacy and Carpentaria Fuels. GEORGETOWN: Ampol Roadhouse, Midway Caravan Park and Georgetown Hospital. NORMANTON: One Stop Shop, Normanton Trader and Garden Café. MT SURPRISE: Post Office and Mt Surprise Service Station. CROYDON: Gulf Gate Roadhouse and Croydon General Store. EINASLEIGH: Post Office and Einasleigh Council. FORSAYTH: Store and Post Office and Goldfield Tavern. MOSSMAN: Port Douglas IGA and Mossman News. CAIRNS: Smithfield News (Shopping Centre) and Cairns Central Nextra News.

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Highset home with nature reserve at rear

EVER wish you could find an affordable property with something special? Maybe a nature reserve with its own meandering seasonal creek and footbridge instead of the usual rear neighbours but without having to compromise on all of the town conveniences. Well now you can. Yes, this highset home

needs a little T.L.C but what a setting, the backyard extends onto a reserve perfect for children to play or just lovely to have as your outlook, down a no through road and minutes from schools, shops and medical centres, all for an affordable $227,000. Upstairs the property features three bedrooms, one bathroom and an open plan

kitchen, dining and living. The living space although not overly big opens onto a front and rear deck, perfect for that morning coffee or cold beer in the afternoon. Downstairs, there is a self contained unit with a basic kitchen, bathroom and one large bedroom, currently rented for $175per week to a single tenant who would love

to stay on if possible. What more could you ask for? Contact exclusive agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961 for more information about the property or better still request an inspection because this one will definitely not last.

Address: MAREEBA Price: $227,000 Agent: EXCLUSIVE to John Goncalves Ray White Mareeba Contact: 0407 690 961

Position and charm YES this property could use a little T.L.C to bring it back to its former glory but what a location. Situated an easy walk to Coles, the property has some beautiful traditional features including soaring ceilings, tongue and groove walls as well as decorative features above some of the door ways. Although officially only two bedrooms, there is a large sleepout area which has been enclosed and could quite easily serve as a 3rd bedroom or office.

Outside a fantastic deck overlooks the backyard which has established trees and a large 2 bay shed all on a fully fenced 744m2 allotment. This property is currently rented at $290 p/w which is a reflection of how strong our current rental market is in Mareeba. Could also be available for anyone that wants to buy to live in. Be quick. Contact exclusive agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961 at Ray White Mareeba.

OPEN HOME THIS THURSDAY 10.00-10.45am Address: 78 Strattman St, MAREEBA Price: $210,000 Agent: EXCLUSIVE to John Goncalves Ray White Mareeba Contact: 0407 690 961

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Breeder block in great location

SITUATED in the highly regarded western corridor region of Mareeba only 30 minutes’ drive to the centre of town with service centre of Dimbulah township at arms length. The property consists of some 1800 acres of quality grazing country ranging areas of good quality pulled arable land approximately 200 acres to open ironbark forest country. All fencing is in good order mostly new with some internal fencing. Assembly points and gates all steel/galvanised. Water is well developed with seasonal creeks to a permanent 10 megalitre dam with no danger of bogging and another permanent dam site at an estimated capacity once built of some 250 megalitres. Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

Due to the early and extended wet season the property is heavily grassed and running bigger than average numbers, the property with some improvements to the pulled land area of some 200 acres could have a capacity to carry 220 – 250 breeders all year round. The property is mostly flat with an exception off an elevated ridge that makes for the perfect home site. The proximity to town and Mareeba saleyards makes this property the ideal location. For further information or to arrange a private inspection of this property, contact marketing agent Andrew Rogato on 0418 183 444. www.www.4880. com.au/1834719 DIMBULAH $700,000 Andrew Rogato Rogato Real Estate 0418 183 444

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WITH 1,046m2 of land, and the home set back on the block, this property packs a real punch, and it's only because the owners are relocating that it is coming to the market. Boasting five bedrooms, a large living area and spacious kitchen, there is really room to move in here. Add to that the spacious yard and an over-size 2-bay shed (6x9m approx) with power and you have the complete package. New owners can configure this home any way they like! One of the bedrooms at the front is currently used as a nursery, but could easily be converted to an ensuite and walk in robe attached directly to the master! The main living area is

large and separate to the kitchen and dining, offering you that space from the kids watching TV while you have friends over for dinner. The front of the property is perfect with a nice front deck overlooking the front yard, so you can watch the kids play while you're having a beer, cooking the BBQ and listening to the rapids of the Barron River. Of course there are modern features like Air-conditioning, sliding glass windows with security screens, while still having the old world charm of high ceilings and tongue and groove walls with timber floors. • Five bedrooms, one bathroom with separate shower and spa bath

• Large functional kitchen opening onto dining area • Separate large double sized living area • AC to three bedrooms and living area • Deck at front of the house, overlooks front lawn and gardens • Aluminium windows with security screens • Double garage/shed with work space (6x9m approx) • Low maintenance lawn and gardens • 1,046 m2 block fully Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

fenced for security and privacy Positioned just minutes from the centre of town and primary schools, with access to the Barron River 100m in one direction, or the Alex Lawson Park 100m in the other, you are right in the middle of town. For more information, or to book your private inspection, call exclusive agent Remo Esposito Central Realty today on 0401 969 473.

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Contemporary living with private back drop

SIMPLY impressive describes the individual elegance of this modern family home which is certain to appeal to those who demand the best in quality design, finishes and lifestyle. Set on a large, private, fully fenced 1,371m2 block with over 50 metres of creek frontage and an eastern aspect; this four bedroom home

boasts thoughtfulness and uniqueness that without a doubt stands out from the crowd. The galley style kitchen is everyone’s dream and features stone bench tops, plenty of storage space, a 5 burner gas cook-top and stainless steel range hood. Inside the over sized master bedroom there is a feeling

of space and serenity. Complete with walk-in robe and exquisite ensuite, parents have a private space away from the children. All bedrooms offer built-in robes, ceiling fans and airconditioning. At the rear, the home opens up to the patio through double sliding doors allowing you to take advantage of the

bush back drop which is like your very own private retreat. If you are an eligible first home buyer, you can take advantage of the Government’s generous $15,000 First Home Owners Grant. With its clever floor plan, this modern four bed, two bath home provides all the elements for a relaxing, comfortable and modern family

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this beauty. Arrange an inspection today – contact the team at Mareeba Property Office on 4092 1355. 10 Elsie Cl, MAREEBA $425,000 NEG Mareeba Property Office 4092 1355

For rent – recently renovated home THREE bedroom concrete block home, combined kitchen, dining and lounge, modern kitchen, air conditioning, built-in cupboard in hallway, one bathroom and one toilet, internal laundry, single carport and a double and single garden shed and fenced yard. For rent at $360 per week – see website RH40 under rentals.

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cluding lime, fig, lemon, plum, lychee, peach and Mandarin • Fully fenced front yard with pop up irrigation and landscaped garden surrounds plus covered children's playground • Located on the Cairns side of Mareeba, tucked away in a private location yet only 10 minutes from Mareeba CBD. This property offers exceptional lifestyle living, centrally placed within easy reach of all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Embrace the ultimate lifestyle with this property. Inspection is highly recommended. For further information or to arrange a private inspection of this property, please contact exclusive agent Joe Torrisi on 0417 700 468.

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Travel could include delays and other minor problems. You may interest some of them in a service you have to offer. You may have difficulties at an emotional level with mates.

Capricorn

Dec 22 to Jan 20

Aquarius

Jan 21 to Feb 19

Albania

Cambodia

Honduras

Romania

Australia

China

India

Russia

Austria

Denmark

Italy

Serbia

Bahamas

Ethiopia

Japan

Somalia

Belarus

Finland

Malta

Uganda

Bosnia

Ghana

Mexico

Vanuatu

Burma

Greece

Poland

Yemen

Puzzle solutions

You may want to take a trip; however, before you do, make sure that your car is serviced properly. Driving too fast or double parking will result in difficulties with officials. You can make some favorable changes to your looks.

Be confident in your endeavors and others will believe in your efforts. Take a close look at documents be fore signing on the dotted line. Instant romance could be yours if you go out with friends.

Pisces

Tide Times 0559 1.62 1121 1.94 1734 1.19

Easter Egg Slice

July 23 to Aug 22

Virgo

Max 26o Min 21o

Method

Don’t expect new acquaintances to be completely honest about themselves. You need time to rejuvenate. Invite friends or relatives into your home. This is not the best day to visit relatives who get on your nerves.

Leo

Tuesday 23rd

Max 28o Min 21o

Max 29o Min 19o

250 g plain sweet biscuits, crushed 90g desiccated coconut 100g butter 300g condensed milk 1 cup mini Easter eggs 250g milk chocolate, melted extra Easter eggs, to decorate

Don’t count on others to cover up for your shortcomings. Don’t expect others to live up to their promises and you won’t be disappointed or find yourself stuck with delays.

Friends and relatives may be hard to take this week. Your domestic scene could continue to be in an uproar this week. Arguments may flare up in your home. Don’t let the cat out of the bag.

ak e r b a e k a T and relax!

ACROSS 7. A restaurant or cafe. 8. Ingratiating and wheedling in a way that is regarded as insincere or excessive. 9. Grant to someone the use of something on the understanding that it will be returned. 10. A small book or magazine containing pictures and information about a product or service. 11. A person with an attractive and engaging personality. 13. A small hill or mound. 15. A coniferous tree with bunches of deciduous bright green needles, found in cool regions of the northern hemisphere. 16. Play a ball or card wrongly, badly, or in contravention of the rules. 18. A device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine. 19. Metal drawn out into the form of a thin flexible thread or rod. 21. Make a sudden involuntary expulsion of air from the nose and mouth due to irritation

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DOWN 1. A 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan, starring a talking pig. 2. A book or table listing standard numerical calculations or other kinds of information presented formulaically. 3. A child’s word for sleep. 4. A man’s broad silk necktie. 5. Detergent in the form of a powder for washing clothes, bed linen, etc. 6. A device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod. 12. The practice among some peoples of collecting the heads of dead enemies as trophies. 14. Impressive delicacy and skill. 17. Complete; absolute. 20. A piece of old cloth

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INDEX

business A Air Conditioning & Refrigeration B Blinds C

DIRECTORY

Cleaning Childcare Curtains, Blinds & Fabrics D Dental

AIR CONDITIONING

E Earthmoving Electrical Entertainment F Floor Coverings

Fuel G General Engineering Graphic Design H

CHILDCARE

Shop 4, 276 Byrnes St, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880

P: 4092 3019

M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 1629

info@mareebakidscampus.com.au www.mareebakidscampus.com.au

www.donhall.com.au

3 Locations in Mareeba: Constance, Dunlop & Hastie Streets

ABN 80 179 825 363 • QBSA 59712 • ARC License AU24014

Early Learning • Kindergarten • Outside School & Vacation Care

R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

• Airconditioning Installations • Cold Rooms • Fridge Seals • Gasing • Servicing & Maintenance • Authorised Artic Licence

CLEANING

Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657

TABLELAND

Cleaning Services

ABN: 61 788 170 092 LIC. NO: L012565 ArtIC LIC: AU21630 QBSA: 1220582

AIR-CONDITIONER

CLEANING & INSTALLATION  All Brands  Prompt Service 

Lic. No. LO21176

DAVE’S

COOL AIR Servicing the Tablelands, Cooktown, Mossman, Dimbulah and everywhere in-between.

• Bond Cleans • Mould & Mildew Treatments • Pressure Cleaning, Roofs & Exteriors • Carpet Cleaning • Floor Stripping & Polishing • Contract Cleaning FULLY INSURED ~ LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS

EARTHMOVING

Security T Transport Tree Lopping V Venue Hire

FLOOR COVERINGS

ELECTRICAL Domestic, Commercial, Industrial Fisher & Paykel + Haier Service Agents Electrical & Air Conditioning Installations

0488 078 207 ionsparkelectrical@gmail.com LIC:84466 - ARC. L099742

Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300

FLOORS

Trust the FLOOR Covering Man!

MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE 159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229

Supply & Lay FREE Measure & Quote

FUEL receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad

Service StationS open to the public

24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers (Mareeba only)

CURTAINS,BLINDS & FABRIC

7 BOWER ST, MAREEBA INDUSTRIAL PARK P: 4092 2472 • F: 4092 2668 18 MOFFAT ST, RAvENShOE • P: 4097 6888 For Bulk Fuel & Oil Contact Head Office at Miallo 4098 8222

LIC. 55472 | ARC. AU31673

Custom Made

The ExprEss NEwspapEr delivers to:

CURTAINS & BLINDS

Tracks > Rods Competitive Curtains & Furnishings

Plus we sell...

Tracks > Rods > Accessories BY APPOINTMENT ONLY >Phone: & Accessories 0429 869 023

ELECTRICAL SOLAR & BATTERIES AIR CONDITIONING

Mareeba, Dimbulah, Kuranda, Walkamin, Tolga, Atherton, Kairi, Malanda, Yungaburra, Ravenshoe, Herberton, Koah, Speewah, Mutchilba, Almaden, Chillagoe, Biboohra, Mt Molloy, Julatten, Mt Carbine, Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Normonton, Mt Surprise, Mt Garnet, Croydon, Forsayth, Einsleigh, Karumba, Georgetown, Cairns, Mossman, Port Douglas and many more in between!

96 James Street,Curtains Mareeba Competitive & Furnishings

Trust the BLIND specialists!

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds

159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229

Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds

Carpet & Vinyl > Carpet & Vinyl Tiles > Floating Floors

99 Vaughan Street, Mareeba mareeba@laserelectrical.com.au www.mareeba.laserelectrical.com.au

BLINDS

MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE

TOM SMITH P: 0407 161 783 F: 4092 7851 E: stj.enterprises@bigpond.com.au

Laser Electrical Mareeba Phone: (07) 4092 4146

FREE FREE Measure Measure and and Quote Quote Plus we sell...

BLINDS

• DOZERS D7R & D7G • SCRAPER • WATER TRUCKS • BODY TRUCK • MINING • FARM CLEARING • ROAD WORKS

Phone: David or Julie 4092 3982 or 0428 993 205 Email: tablelandcleaning@outlook.com

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

Supply & Fit

Phone: 0429 869 023 For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619 96 James Street, Mareeba

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

FOR $35 PER WEEK

DENTAL

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

TO IN Blinds and Curtains

Desiree Siemon

Sandblasting/ Painting

For all your interior & exterior cleaning!

Phone DAVID AVOLIO on 0409 924 006

31 Kennedy Hwy, Tolga intoblindstolga@gmail.com ABN: 60 907 697 564

P Pest Management Plumbing Pool Maintenance S

Do it right the first time!

Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent

n cool air Breath clea comes first! ne ie yg where h

Handyman I Irrigation I.T M Mowing Services

P 4095 5669 F 4095 5797 M 0408 887 701

MAREEBA DENTURE SERVICE Paul Johnstone

DENTAL TECHNICIAN DENTAL PROSTHETIST Registration No. 931417

• Full and Partial Dentures • Relines and Repairs • Mouthguards Private Health Fund Rebates Apply Veteran Affairs Provider

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ENTERTAINMENT • BISTRO • BAR • TAB • KENO • POKIES • FUNCTIONS Open 7 Days FOr Lunch anD Dinner

phOne 4092 2922

For more info phone 4092 3464

GENERAL ENGINEERING

GENERAL ENGINEERING All types of welding, lathe work and milling.

WN E D LOCALLY O ATED R E P AN D O QBCC No. 889232

124 Mason Street, Mareeba  (07) 4092 2433 • Fax (07) 4092 3126

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business GRAPHIC DESIGN

DIRECTORY MOWING SERVICES

TRANSPORT

SANDBLASTING/ PAINTING

Sandblasting & Painting AP

Creating high quality artwork with a difference for your business!

N

G

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HIC D ES

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• Business Cards • Logo Design • Brochures • Posters • Flyers

Phone: 0458 965 784 or 4096 5784 Email: aemgraphicdesign1@bigpond.com

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE HANDYMAN

HANDYMAN pietroarena66@gmail.com

0433 138 590

PETER ARENA Painter/Handyman ABN 72 409 773 025

Peter’s “All-in-One” Home Maintenance • Mareeba & Surrounds • No Jobs Over $3300

Farm Machinery, Ute Trays, Trailers, Structural Steel, Rims and more.

ABN 40955770791

AINT QUALIT Y PION T C E T O PR ED GUARANTE

Servicing Atherton Tablelands • Fully Insured

Mowing Hedging

PEST MANAGEMENT

IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply

• Pumps Sales & Repairs • Filtration • Water Tanks & Troughs • Water Treatment • Pool Treatments • Solar Pumping Systems • Reinke Centre Pivot & Lateral Move Irrigators 50 Byrnes Street, Mareeba Phone 4092 7788

71 Vaughan Street, Mareeba

Excellence Through Perseverance and Diligence Wally Amory - Mareeba Depot Manager Phone: 0421 839 353 mrboperations@exodas.com.au

SECURITY

TREE LOPPING • Patrols • Cash in Transit • Alarm Response & Installation • Alarm Monitoring • CCTV Installation & Service For all security needs call... DRU THURSTON 0408 913 063 W: www.nqpssecurity.com.au - E: dru@nqpssecurity.com.au

Certain work defined as “building work” in the QBCC legislation may only be undertaken by licensed contractors, or if undertaken by unlicensed contractors, only to the value of $3,300. However, work falling outside that definition may be performed by unlicensed contractors and is not subject to any value limit. To check whether a contractor holds a QBCC licence visit: www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or call the QBCC on 1300 272 272.

TABLELANDS TREELOPPING

• Treelopping • Bobcat Hire • Wood Chipping • Free Quotes • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured PENSIONER DISCOUNTS

Call Jon Lambert

P: 4091 5008 M: 0407 575 916

PROFESSIONAL TREE SERVICE SERVICING NORTH QUEENSLAND

 Freight Distribution  Warehouse Storage

CAIRNS • MOSSMAN • TABLELANDS DAILY

• Laptops, Tablets, and Towers • Custom Systems • Phone and Tablet Repairs and Accessories • Networking Solutions

Shop 3, 203-215 Byrnes Street Mareeba

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

P & M Carriers  Taxi Trucks - Tail-Lifters  Express Couriers

PLUMBING

IN-STORE AND ON-SITE

BURRATRONICS

TELEPHONE: 4092 7680

TRANSPORT

SALES, SERVICE AND REPAIRS

PH: (07) 4092 7038 www.burratronics.com.au

FARM DELIVERIES WELCOMED!

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

I.T

BURRATRONICS

ALL TYPES OF FREIGHT DELIVERY LARGE AND SMALL: 4 TIMES DAILY! CAIRNS, MAREEBA, TABLELANDS AND SURROUNDS

David Lep 0438 541 300 YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

IRRIGATION

QBCC No. 889232

124 Mason Street, Mareeba  (07) 4092 2433 • Fax (07) 4092 3126

Locally Owned and Operated

YARRABAH SERVICE TWICE WEEKLY Email: admin@pmcarriers.com 247 Hartley Street, Portsmith

P: 4095 4595

CASH OR ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS WELCOME

4035 2034

E: aataylorstreelopping@outlook.com

VENUE HIRE

POOL MAINTENANCE

Having a Party or Function?

MAREEBA BROADBAND MANAGEMENT

Telecommunications and Multimedia Consultancy

POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP

Combining unmatched industry knowledge and a passion for the local community; MBM can provide onsite assistance with anything that involves telecommunications or multimedia services, cabling, antennas and equipment.

“WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE”

07 4027 9599 | mareebabm@gmail.com

P: 4092 1443 or 0413 013 297

71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE

LICENSED POOL SAFET Y INSPECTOR

SPECIALISING IN: • Parcels • Pallets • White Goods • Furniture • Tail Gate Lifts DELIVERIES TO: • Cairns • Kuranda • Mareeba • Mt Molloy • Julatten • Yungaburra • Tolga • Lake Tinaroo • Kairi • Atherton • Malanda • Millaa Millaa • Ravenshoe • Mt Garnet

PHONE: 4045 1767

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

we have the perfect venue!

MAREEBA TURF CLUB Spacious open venue, beautiful gardens and all facilities – the perfect setting for all occasions! Race Day Parties, Weddings, Birthdays, Engagements, Business Functions, Christenings, Christmas Parties & more!

Bookings & Info Phone (07) 4092 1167

Advertising has never WITH PRICES STARTING AT JUST $35 PER WEEK!! been more affordable! YOU CAN AFFORD TO ADVERTISE IN THE EXPRESS DIRECTORY

Call Natasha Burton today on 4092 3464 or email: admin@theexpressnewspaper.com.au to find out more!

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Pets

VERA EMILY IRENE BORZI

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Church Notices Presbyterians continue to meet in Mareeba for worship each Sunday 10am, QCWA Hall, Wilkes St (behind Meals on Wheels) ~ All Welcome! EASTER THEME: CENTRALITY OF THE CROSS GOOD FRIDAY 19 APRIL - 9AM: WHEN DEATH BRINGS LIFE RESURRECTION SUNDAY 21 APRIL - 9AM: THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST “He is not here; for He is risen.” (Matthew 28:6)

Presbyterian Church ANZAC DAY CHURCH SERVICE

THURSDAY 25 APRIL, 2019 Commencing at 8.30am in the QITE Training Room (Access via the back gate, off Railway Avenue) Next to the cenotaph in Byrnes Street, Mareeba (old Fire Station). Current and ex-service men and women are welcome to wear their uniforms and medals. Theme: Thank God for Freedom. All Welcome!

The family of the late Vera Emily Irene Borzi express their gratitude and appreciation to all who supported us during our recent time of grief with messages of condolence, flowers, visits, phone calls and attendance at Vera’s funeral service. Thanks to all who cared for Vera in recent years, particularly Fr. John Sullivan for your pastoral care, and the medical and nursing staff of Mareeba Hospital for your compassion, during Vera’s final days. Thanks also to Community Funerals for your professional and compassionate service. To Fr Robert Greenup, Deacon Ralph Madigan and members of St Thomas’s Parish, our deep and heartfelt thanks for the role you each played to ensure a most graceful and dignified funeral service for Vera. Please accept our sincere gratitude and humble appreciation for the love and support given by all following Vera’s passing. May God bless you all. Mario, Grace, Jennifer, Pietrina, Alfio, Marina and Christina and our families.

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Funeral Notice Laurence John TRACONA “Laurie”

Late of Couper Street, Mareeba. Passed away on the 7th of April, 2019. Aged 80 years. Family and friends are warmly invited to attend a Memorial Service for Laurie to be held at the Mareeba Bowls Club, Anzac Avenue, Mareeba on Wednesday 17th April, 2019 commencing at 10.30am.

1300 781 084

GIACOMETTI, Maria

Passed away peacefully in Cairns on the 14th of April, 2019. Formerly of Mareeba. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved Wife of Candido (Dec). Much loved Mother & Mother-in-law of Vince & Shirlee, Con & Carla. Loved Nonna and Bis Nonna. Relatives and Friends of Maria are respectfully invited to attend her funeral which is appointed to move from St Thomas’s Catholic Church, Constance Street, Mareeba on Thursday the 18th of April, 2019 commencing at 1pm, for interment at the Mareeba New Cemetery, Dimbulah Road, Mareeba.

Guilfoyle Funeral Services

Ethel Veronica (Vera) Ahlers 05.05.22 ~ 15.04.13

Where ever we go, Whatever we do, We’ll always love and remember you. Dearly loved Mum, Grandma and Nanna of Noela, Stan (dec.), Ron and families.

My name is Onyx. I am a true personality as well as being a handsome boy. I do love to talk a lot so if you want a quiet cat then I am not for you! Meet me at the refuge or phone 4092 3060 for more information.

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Funeral Celebrant Final farewells with respect. Phone 0410 328 357

Jeweller BRETT Thompson Jeweller. Watch batteries and jewellery repairs. Ph 0437 800 892.

Chapels, Crematorium & Memorial Gardens

GIACOMO DEBATTISTA (Gimy)

19.02.1928 ~ 17.04.2016 Sadly missed and forever loved by your wife and family.

www.mccinc.org.au Indigenous applicants strongly encouraged. Applications close: 10pm Wednesday 17th April, 2019.

Public Notice

Atherton: 4091 2147 Mareeba: 4092 1013 Local Family Owned & “Entrusted for over 70 years”

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Butcher BILL Black Mobile Butcher. Hang up to 7 days. 0408 922 812.

For Rent TWO bedroom flat for rent in Mareeba. For more information call 4092 2346. ADVERTISING works. Call us on 4092 3464.

WATER INTERRUPTION - DIMBULAH WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL AT 9PM Dimbulah’s town water supply will be turned off on Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 9.00pm for approximately one hour to allow for a new pipe to be installed at the water treatment plant. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

SKIP BINS AVAILABLE ALL SIZES PHONE 4095 5182

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF 21.2.1942 - 22.4.2018 Beloved Husband, Dad, Granddad and Great Granddad. Every day in some small way, though absent, You are ever near, still missed, still loved and forever dear.

An exciting opportunity exists to work within our Intensive Family Support program as: • Case Worker (SCHCADS 4.1) Required experience and qualifications are detailed in the Application Package which can be accessed at:

Boats

In Memoriam TREVOR LAND

Position Vacant

Contact the refuge on 4092 3060 Hickling Avenue, Mareeba

Millaa Millaa Christian Fellowship EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE 2019 SUNDAY 21ST APRIL 6am - 7am: Millaa Millaa Lookout 8am - 9.30am: BBQ Breakfast at Hockey’s Farm, 4741 Palmerston Highway 10am: Easter Message ~~~ ALL WELCOME! ~~~

fax us: 4092 6346

APRIL 23rd

Cairns Stamp Club April meeting - 7.30pm at Stratford Commu nity Hall, Kamerunga Road, Stratford. All visitors, collectors and tourists welcome.

MAY 4th

Douglas Orchid Society Autumn Orchid Show. 8am - 2pm. Mossman Shire Hall, Mill st, Mossman. Free entry. Raffles and Plant Sales.

4th-5th

Mareeba Orchid & Pot Plant Society Orchid Display. Mareeba Garden Centre. Potting demonstrations 10am each day.

12th

Mother’s Day Plant Spectacular. 8am - 3pm at the Atherton International Club. Free Entry. Variety of plants for sale. Raffle.

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Mareeba Respite & Care Service

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EXPRESS SPORT PORT Poole takes top points at Tepon

SPEEDWAY action returned to Herberton’s Tepon Motor Racing Circuit on Sunday for driver’s from the Tableland Competition Car Club. Kirk Poole took top points in the A grade followed by Terry McFarlane in second place and Owen Jonsson third. Andrew McCreath won B grade with Mitchell White second and Chris Hartge third. Top points in C grade went to Shae Jonsson with Sam Jennings second and Ian Meyer third. The next round of motor racing at Tepon will be held on Sunday May 19.

Kirk Poole – best A grade driver on Sunday.

Parnell steals the show at CFN presentation ATHERTON Cricket 1st Grade captain Dan Parnell celebrated an outstanding season at the Cricket Far North presentation dinner recently. Dan's efforts with both bat and ball were recognised as he picked up 4 of the major awards on the night, which include Cricket Far North’s ‘Best and Fairest’, Cricket Far North’s ‘Player's Player’ along with finishing with the best First Grade Batting Aggregate and First Grade Bowling Aggregate. A stand-out performer for Atherton, Dan scored 700 runs and took 36 wickets, finishing a

clear leader in both areas. Highlights of Dan's season included him scoring 115 runs off 65 balls in a T20 match and a bowling hat-trick as he took 5 for 9 in a T20 match. A powerful hitter of the ball, Dan found the boundary on 91 occasions with 36 sixes and 55 fours. His wickets came from 105 overs at an economy rate of 4.05 and an average of 11.81. Dan also represented Far North Fusion at the Bulls Masters T20 Country Challenge. Atherton will celebrate the season with a presentation dinner on April 26, 2019.

Atherton’s Dan Parnell had a stellar season and was awarded with his efforts at the 2019 Cricket Far North presentation dinner.

Miss Celita too good RESULTS RESULTS

Miss Celita stormed home to take the win in Race 6 of the Barron Valley Hotel and Bundy Rum Race Day at the Atherton Turf Club.

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MAREEBA RIFLE CLUB The Mareeba Rifle Club shot a 2 X 700yd comp. on Sunday the 14TH March 2019. The conditions were very good. F Open: D. Williams (Mareeba): (10/11): 53.1; 62.4 – 115.5, A. Salmon (Mareeba): (10/11): 58.5;64.3 – 122.8. F Std: A. Simpson (Mareeba): (10/11): 54.2; 55.0 – 109.2. TR: M. Beecham (Mareeba): (10/11): 45.2; 50.2 -95.4, F. Chester (Mareeba): (10/11): 48.4; 53.4 – 101.8, D. Ford (Mareeba):(10/11): 47.2; 54.5 – 101.7. MAREEBA TENNIS Mid-week night fixtures: Div. 3 - Marina d Freda 35-21, Vero d Penny 30-26, L/Board: Marina 37, Vero 32, Freda 26 & Penny 25, Div. 2 Dan d Kim 31-25, Keith d Phil 36-20, Russell d Narelle 34-22, L/ Board: Russell 34, Keith 32, Kim & Dan 31, Narelle 29 & Phil 27. Div. 1. Alf v Ian 28

all tie, Mark d Chris 35 d 21, Kane v Libor 32-24, L/Board: Kane 37, Mark 32, Libor 29, Chris and Ian 28 and Alf 26.

MAREEBA BOWLS Thursday Jackpot pairs and the winners were N Gray R Keddie 2nd P&E Stevens Best of 2nd Game E Crema B Fitzpatrick. Tuesday night 6pm B.B.Q. tea bowls at 6.30 Championship pairs results K Wiltshire L Cummings def E Leonard R Keddie E Stevens S Brady Def J Dennis L Plowman next round to be played when available. De Camilli Shield played in Yungaburra 10 april with Yungaburra coming away with the win over Mareeba with the score of 139 to 126. Friaday the 12 april a fundraising event was held for M S (chafing the dream) A very successful night with a sausage sizzle and barefoot bowls with around 100 people attending.

ATHERTON SHOOTING Atherton Sunday 14th April at 500 yards on an overcast day with slight winds. Target Rifle: Bob Boulter 104.12. Field Rifle: Daryl Thurston 110.3, Terrance Swemmer 103. “F” Standard: Travis Kohn 124.11, Richard Butt 122.5, Gary Moss 121.7, Brian Helring 116.2, Steve Barkworth 115.4. RAVENSHOE SPORTING SHOOTERS Saturday 13th April 2019: Service Pistol - Bob 351, Dillon 326, Gordon 298, Graham 260, Paul 258, Ken 255, Deb 138, John 110. Service Rifle - 100m & 200m combined score. John F. Anderson 225.1, M. Roach 213.3, J. Norman 211.1. N. Roach 209.1, G. Arnold 192.1, W. Hose 186, G. Gentle 114.

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EXPRESS SPORT PORT

Gladiators win thriller at home THE Mareeba Gladiators AGrade side secured their first win of the season after they won a two point thriller at home on Saturday night against Southern Suburbs. The home side’s night started poorly after the Cockatoos scored inside the first five minutes of the match; however a barnstorming run less than ten minutes later by Gladiators front-rower Kurt Jackson tied things up at 6-6. While Southern Suburbs were next to score, the Gladiators were leading at the halftime break after their five-eighth Jayden Edwards shrugged off four defenders and muscled his way to the line to set up a 12-10 scoreline. Not long thereafter, a penalty goal by Edwards ensured the men in green and yellow took a 14-10 lead into the main break. The Gladiators started the second half strong, scoring two quick tries through Edwards once again as well as their captain Trent Barnard. Suburbs refused to go away however, scoring twice to set up a nail-biting finish that saw the Gordonvale outfit being awarded a penalty goal opportunity with less than 30 seconds to go in the game. It appeared Suburbs were going to steal a draw away from home, however surprisingly, they hit the post on their penalty

goal attempt and the Gladiators were able to hold on for a 22-20 victory. Gladiators five-eighth Jayden Edwards was one of the home side’s stand-outs, with his performance consisting of two tries and a stellar kicking game that haunted the opposition’s fullback all night. Edwards credited his success to a strong go-forward from the front row partnership of Kurt Jackson and Ian King along with a strong training session during the week. “It was really good to work off the back of our forwards tonight, they gave us backs plenty of time and space,” Edwards said. “And it was good to improve on my partnership with Josh in the halves, we gelled a lot at training during the week and I think that was a big reason we played well.” Edwards said while it was great to secure the Gladiators first win of the season, there are still errors that needed to be taken out of their side’s game to ensure they can continue their winning ways moving forward. Gladiators A-Grade captain Trent Barnard said it was a great feeling to finally get two points after what was a hard pre-season. “In the first couple of rounds we weren’t really playing to our

Gladiators front rower Kurt Jackson fighting his way through the Suburbs defence to score in the first half.

potential,” he said. “But I thought tonight we played well, it was good to get Kurt Jackson back which gave us some more size and go-forward in the middle. “When you’re going forward as a team it makes such a difference, as it lays a platform for us backs to take advantage of and

that was something we were able to do tonight more so than in our previous games.” A big talking point over the offseason was the much-needed change in culture at the club, and that shift to a more positive culture is something Barnard noted the club now has in spades. “A bit of a change in the cul-

ture was something this club needed, and we are lucky to have such a good mix of blokes here at the moment,” he said. “We have some players who have been here for a number of years, some who are just playing their first season with the Gladiators and a few from overseas, and everyone is just getting along

and having a good time which is awesome to see.” In the other fixtures on Saturday night, U18s and Reserve Grade both recorded wins while the Ladies team went down. The Gladiators will have a break this weekend for Easter, with their next fixture against the Mossman Sharks.

Bulls lose to arch rivals at home THE Bulls continued their woeful start to the season on Sunday afternoon at home against the Stratford Dolphins, a match many spectators expected to get a positive result from. They now go into a two week break with three losses and a win under their belts, with a game in hand due to a washout earlier in the year. A string of events led the Bulls to drop their bundle to arch rivals, Stratford United, but not before some controversial decisions made on the side line by Coach Perry Krakowcysk. A dominant first half saw the Bulls go 1-up and completely dominate their opponents for long periods of time. They were unlucky to go into the break 1-1 when they should have put the game beyond doubt and led by

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three goals or more. The lack of composure in front of goal is a problem Coach Krakowcysk has had all season – players switching off at critical moments in the game. The mayhem began with the critical decision by the coach to replace Justin Sabbidin, who was having a blinder of a game, with injured Captain Jamie Carroll. Carroll came off in last week’s match against Innisfail with a groin injury and within five minutes of his introduction aggravated the injury again rendering him virtually useless. By this time the Dolphins had gone one up and the Bulls found themselves chasing the game. Alex Plowman also picked up an injury and was very brave to continue with the pain which defence. cided to make a double substitu- in the match. Kane Alderton was left the Bulls further exposed in At crunch time the coach de- tion with 30 minutes remaining replaced by Adrian Madrid and Bryson Wells for John Ghensi. In the moments after the substitution an injury to Darcy McCormack, a possible shoulder dislocation, had the Bulls playing with 10 and no one left on the bench. The Bulls will welcome the two week break as it gives them the opportunity to assess the injuries to three of their star players. In other matches, local gun John Ghensi fired the Mareeba Reserves to a 1-0 win over the Dolphins, giving them three wins TH from three starts. Coach Dennis Allen has the team firing on all cylinders and is looking forward to their first Players must be over 35 & not a registered player. See the away game against the Marlin Facebook page for more info or come along on the 24th to find out more! Coast Rangers on April 27. Luciano Avolio’s youth team www.facebook.com/MUFC8side Come along for a winter of fun! have still not found their rhythm

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Young Bulls player Dean Alterio on Sunday.

with only a point to show from their first three games. A 0-0 draw on Sunday, in a match they dominated with 80% possession, saw them wanting in front of goal with none of their young strikers able to capitalise. The Premier Ladies had another great day at the office as they thumped the Dolphins 4-0 in another dominant performance which is starting to raise some eyebrows and the possibilities of the young season. On Friday night at the Atherton International Club the Atherton Eagles totally outclassed the Mareeba Bulls second division side who had no answer to the dominant 4-0 win. The Bulls fillies however had a 2-1 win over the Eagles in a historical match which saw the two towns play a ladies match for the first time, a sign of things to come perhaps.

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Roosters reserve grade forward James Pedro.

THE Atherton Roosters first grade side are now three from three in this year’s Cairns District Rugby League premiership race following Saturday nights 26-12 win over the Innisfail Leprechauns in very heavy rain at Innisfail. Atherton also now head the points table on 6 followed by Brothers 4, Kangaroos 4, Ivanhoes 4, Innisfail 4, suburbs 2, Edmonton 2, Mareeba 2, Yarrabah 2, Mossman 0, Tully 0. After trailing 6-0 early, the Roosters powered back to lead 10-6 at the break before a strong second stanza defensive effort closed down their opposition. Innisfail pressured the Roosters line several times but were denied by the visitors keen effort

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