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Competiton kicks off Rodeo Cowpokes winners Nathaniel Kapteyn, Madisyn Martin, Rowena Petersen and Jacob Kapteyn at Kerribee Park on June 29. Read more, page 2

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By Ryan Groube olice say a combination of factors have contributed to a significant reduction in crime in Mareeba and Atherton during the past 12 months. On June 27, Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart launched an Online Crime Statistics Portal. The portal allows Queenslanders to access crime statistics for their street, suburb and town. From June 22, 2012 to June 22, 2013 there were 1928 reported crimes in Mareeba and Atherton compared with 2195 for the preceding 12 months – a reduction of more than 12 per cent. The number of reported assaults dropped

13 per cent, with 81 recorded offences in 2011-12 compared with 157 in 2012-13. Drug offences have risen slightly while the only substantial increase in crime has been for good order offences including resisting arrest and indecent behaviour. The majority of offences in Mareeba and Atherton occur between 8-9pm on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning. For both towns, offences are most prevalent in the central business districts. Mareeba Police District inspector Rolf Straatemeier said the statistics had to be taken with a grain of salt because a spike in recorded crime could come as a result of a police blitz targeting a particular offence. Continued on page 3

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Cowpokes begin Rodeo fun By Boyd Robertson

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ACCOUNT MANAGER Natasha Srhoj

areeba Rodeo Festival kicked off with the traditional Cowpokes competition at Kerribee Park on

June 29. Brothers Jacob and Nathaniel Kapetyn were named Senior and Junior Cowboy while Rowena Petersen and Madisyn Martin were crowned Senior and Junior Cowgirl. The Cowpokes winners will appear in the Mareeba Mazda Downtown Parade on June 12 and the Grand Parade at the Rodeo on June 13, in addition to attending the official rodeo committee dinner on June 9. The Cowpokes competition, attended by about 200 people, also featured raffles, a cent sale, clown entertainment, whip-cracking and a performance by Cairns-based gymnast Shaolyn Drake. The competitions’ matrons, Frances Petersen and Theresa Whiteing, told The Express the event was an opportunity for children have fun, learning confidence in front of a crowd and become involved

with the community. “It’s really just a big chance for the kids to get out there, dress up, have a bit of fun and get included in our great big community event,” Ms Whiteing said. “They have to get up on stage and it’s a new experience for them. “They all have a lot of fun, even if they don’t end up as winners.” The Cowpokes winners were selected from about 30 entrants by independent judges from outside the Mareeba area in order to remove any bias. Entrants were selected based on their answers to a series of questions which gauged their confidence, poise, enthusiasm and maturity. Rowena Petersen, 12, a Year 8 student at Mareeba State High School, said she “felt great” at receiving the Senior Cowgirl title but had not expected to win. “I had no idea this was going to happen,” she said. “I just entered for a bit of fun, I didn’t think I was going to win.” Junior Cowgirl winner Madisyn Martin, 5, was excited with her prize bag and said she had enjoyed the competition.

“It was fun being up on stage – I liked it,” she said. “I’ve got a lot of lollies and other things in my bag and I’m excited to go on the float later.” Madisyn’s mother Jolene Martin said she hadn’t needed to encourage her daughter to enter the competition. “She wanted to come last year but she was too young,” Ms Martin said. “She likes being out in front of everybody and she’ll be talking about it for weeks now.” The Kapteyn brothers, both students at Kuranda District State College were overjoyed at their win, with the older Jacob inspired to enter the competition after watching his younger sibling try last year. “I’m really excited and amazed,” said Jacob, 11. “I’ve never won anything before – my little brother went in last year and didn’t win, but it looked like fun so I decided to give it a go this year.” Nathaniel, 6, said he had been saddened when the title slipped through his fingers last year and felt vindicated being named Junior Cowboy this year.

“I was really sad I didn’t win last year,” he said. “This is the first trophy I’ve won and I got a lot of badges. “It’s good that I’ve won all this at such a young age.” The brothers, however, failed to agree on who had picked up the better title. “I’m the king now,” Jacob explained to his brother after being named Senior Cowboy. “You’re just the prince.” Nathaniel disagreed: “No, I’m the king – I’ve got a trophy.” Their mother Sareeta Kapteyn said despite the bickering it was a positive experience for the boys. “They’ve always been very competitive with each other and they’ll probably spend the whole time arguing about it at home, but it’s definitely good for them to get out there and have a go. “I’m very proud of them both.” Jacob, however, was determined to be recognised by his rightful title. “I am the king,” he said. “My brother is banished to the dungeon!”

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The Mareeba Rotary Club held their annual changeover dinner at the Mareeba United Football Club on Saturday night. The event is held to induct the new leaders of the local community service organisation. Joe Moro will take up the presidents role, replacing outgoing leader Sharon

Harwood. Sherri Soncin was named secretary with Nina Akselsen Grant treasurer. The new board of directors include, Natasha Srhoj, Maree Lopez, David Quintieri, Charlie Martens, Margaret Purcell and Stephen Gear. Carna Madrid was awarded Rotarian of the year on the night.

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Online stat portal shows crime is down

Continued from page 1 Inspector Straatemeier said police classify crime in three broad areas, offences against the person, offences against property and other offences which include drug, traffic and good order crimes. “When we scrutinize crime locally, we take this these broad areas into account, because even if overall, the total number of offences rises, this could be because of excellent work by our police officers in being very proactive in the ‘other offences’ area,” he said. “The identified increases in drug and good order offences show that our officers are being proactive.” Inspector Straatemeier said despite the limitations of the statistics, the Mareeba Police District had made huge strides in reducing property offences and had one of the best records for solving crime in the state with a clearance rate of about 43 per cent. “With regard to property offences, we are well down on the rate compared to other areas in the State. In regard to our solved rates, we recently underwent a performance review and our solved rates are some of the best in the State,” he said. “Police in the Mareeba District have been able to keep the overall offence numbers within normal ranges even with the population increase on the Tableland over the past 10 years. “I attribute what has been achieved to the hard work by many of our officers in this community and our community being prepared to work with police to find ways to reduce crime.” Officer in charge of Mareeba Police Station Derek Garner said the impact of licensed venues in Mareeba and Atherton pubs embracing a liquor accord had had a profound impact in reducing crime. For the past four years, licensed venues have agreed to ban patrons who over indulge in a bid to reduce violent offences. There are 50 people on the banned list in Mareeba with 20 of those life bans. Senior Sergeant Garner said the figures were proof the liquor accord was working. “The way pubs are dealing with people who act unacceptably as a result of drinking far too much has had a real impact on driving down the number of assault cases that are reported,” he said. The rise in good order offences Senior Sergeant Garner attributed to Mareeba District Police increasing the number of police on the beat in Mareeba’s central business district. Senior Sergeant Garner also said the introduction of CCTV cameras in Mareeba, the long-running police ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign and success in prosecuting a “small, core group” of offenders had also contributed to the reduction. Despite the success, Mr Garner said more needed to be done and that two of the major areas of concern for Mareeba District Police, domestic violence and traffic accidents, weren’t included in the statistics. “We are always looking at reducing crime rates and improving our clean up rates but the reality is that there will never be a perfect scoreboard,” he said. “Our major concerns looking ahead are the continued high impact crashes on our highway system as well dealing with an increase in domestic violence breaches.” Police Commissioner Stewart said the online crime portal would revolutionise the way the public has access to crime information. Commissioner Stewart said one of the key aims of the portal was to encourage users to become familiar with their area and engage in appropriate crime prevention strategies and partner with police to ensure a safer community. The Online Crime Statistics Portal can be found at www.police.qld.gov.au.

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What’s in store for Mareeba’s council? Transfer manager Rod Ferguson talks exclusively to Ryan Groube

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HE organisational structure of the post de-amalgamation Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) and the new Mareeba Shire Council (MSC) is nearing completion as council staff wait with bated breath to see where their future lies. Transfer manager Rod Ferguson, de-amalgamation project manager Brett de Chastel and TRC chief executive Ian Church held a series of face-to-face “information sessions” with staff over the past fortnight to explain the process for splitting the workforce in two. The TRC structure is now finalised with staff being placed in positions with the existing council. That process is expected to be completed in August with remaining staff to be placed on a list to transfer over to the new MSC. It is expected that between 245 and 300 staff will be transferred to the MSC. Staff transferring to MSC won’t be guaranteed a full-time job with the new council until early January 2014, leaving them with an anxious four month wait. Mr Ferguson said he is about to finalise an interim MSC structure complete with three departments, corporate services, infra-

structure services and community services. An “organisational development section”, which will include a human resources function, has been included in the structure but will operate independent of the other departments. Each department will have a director who will report to the MSC chief executive. Staff transferring to the MSC will be placed into one of the relevant departments but not a specific job. Mr Ferguson said the situation wasn’t ideal but that the reality is that the structure he had developed was “interim” and may not be accepted by the incoming MSC. “Staff who aren’t allocated positions within the TRC will be put on a list for the Mareeba Shire and will just have to wait and see if they have a permanent role within the new council,” he said. “I will set out all the positions that I think the new council should have but it needs to be very clear that everything that I do is interim. “At the first meeting of the Mareeba Shire Council [in early January, 2014] I will present the list of transferring staff and my structure to the new council. Whether they decide to accept that is the big unknown.” Mr Ferguson said that he backed the decision to let staff know who would be staying and who would be going early but conceded the strategy had inherent risks. “There is always the risk that the organisation will lose staff who want more security in their jobs and who may choose to secure a job in the private sector or with the Cairns or Cassowary [Coast] councils. I would hope we don’t lose valuable staff as a result of this uncertainty,” he said.

“[For those on the transfer list] the concern will be where there is too many staff allocated in a particular area and I have no doubt that will induce higher than normal levels of stress. “For those whose preference it is to work with the Mareeba Shire it will be a tough decision if they are offered a role with TRC because they will need to weigh up job security or take that risk [of not getting a job] with the Mareeba Shire.” Any staff that aren’t required by the new MSC will be offered redundancy under the TRC’s enterprise bargaining arrangements. Mr Ferguson also said holding the local government elections in the final quarter of 2013 presented its own challenges. It is expected residents living within the boundaries of the new MSC will go to the polls in mid to late November. Once the incoming council is elected, Mr Ferguson will only have about a month to brief council on the de-amalgamation before the MSC begins operating on January 1, 2014. In addition to finalising the organisational structure, the MSC has to adopt a budget for its first six months within 30 days. “Those first couple of weeks will just fly by,” he said. “I expect what will happen is that the budget adopted by the council in January will largely reflect the TRC’s [201314] budget for the Mareeba area for the six months to June 30, 2014.” Mr Ferguson said an early local government election would allow him to spend more time with the council elect prior to the MSC opening its doors. He did concede the downside of the early election is that it could create “a political stoush over an imaginary border”.

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baby crocodile tragically passed away before getting the chance to watch the Mareeba Bulls take on the Southside Fury at Borzi Park on Sunday. Soccer fans found the 50 centimetre crocodile dead under the western grandstand at Borzi Park at about 2pm. Mareeba United Football Club (MUFC) vice-president Stephen Srhoj said he was devastated for the young reptile who he had no doubt had a keen interest in the world game. “He was obviously a soccer fan so I’ll be giving him a proper burial at the grounds,” Mr Srhoj said. Mr Srhoj suspects the reptile may had come from the dam at the nearby Mareeba Turf Club, attracted by the soccer club’s sprinklers which are turned on every second night. It is unclear when the animal arrived at the ground but Mr Srhoj said it would most likely have been on Thursday evening. MUFC said they will not be conducting an investigation into how the croc breached the club’s security.

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Death at Walkamin By Boyd Robertson

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58-year-old man is dead and two others injured after an explosion occurred at about 9.30pm on Saturday night at a Kippin Drive property near Walkamin. The man, believed to be a Cairns resident visiting the property, was pronounced dead at about 9.45pm but is understood to have been killed instantly in the blast. Another 58-year-old man was taken to Cairns Base Hospital for surgery with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, while a 38-year-old man suffered minor wounds. Police have confirmed the deceased man was not the owner of the property, and believe he and the other injured men were friends socialising there. No other details about the people involved were released by the time of print. Police officers and ambulance crews from Mareeba attended the scene, in addition to ex-

plosive experts from the Department of Mines and Energy, officers from Workplace Health and Safety and forensic scientists from Cairns Police Station. The explosive material is believed to be gunpowder, and a quantity of it was seized by police for testing. An unconfirmed number of people were at the property of the time of the explosion and are being interviewed by police. Speaking to the media outside the site of the incident, Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Kerry McQuilty from the Mareeba Criminal Investigation Branch said police were treating the incident as non-suspicious. “At this point it seems to be death by misadventure,” he said. “It’s not military ordnance or equipment that has exploded, it is ordinary gunpowder but it was not homemade. “We have to take a number of statements

from people that are obviously traumatised that were at the address last night, we’re following up with that today – as you can imagine they were in quite some shock.” It is unknown what caused the explosion but the post describing the incident on the Queensland Police Media website said initial information suggests it was “related to the burn off of a substance on the property.” It is understood that the deceased man was not standing closest to the source of the explosion when it occurred. Police blocked off access to Kippin Drive after the incident. Residents at a neighbouring property had no comment for the media, but those at a house further away reported hearing a bang they assumed to be a branch falling onto a roof. Investigations into the incident are continuing. As this story develops updates will be posted on The Express Facebook page.

New teaching method inspires By Boyd Robertson

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ORTHERN Peninsula Area State College (NPASC) has 609 students spread across campuses in Bamaga, Injinoo, New Mapoon, Umagico and Sesia, the majority of whom are Indigenous and speak English as a second or third language. Almost all of the school’s students were performing below minimum national standards before ‘explicit teaching’ was introduced at the school in late 2010. In 2013, several grades are expected to meet or exceed NAPLAN standards; something principal Ken McLean said is remarkable. “As far as I know there’s no other Indigenous school that has whole year levels at national standards,” he said. “Every year our educational outcomes have improved.” Explicit teaching was introduced to NPASC by John Fleming, an academic consultant at the prestigious Halieybury College in Victoria. Mr Fleming developed the method in the late 1990s while teaching at the severely disadvantaged Bellfield College in Melbourne. He describes the teaching model as centred around the concept of “I do, you do, we do,”

– the step-by-step teaching of a particular idea to students. “What we’ve added is the ‘we do’ step – this means we actually check the student has taken in the concept before we progress,” Mr Fleming said. “Other teaching methods leave out that step.” Mr McLean said the method was very effective in English teaching. “It’s a way of breaking things down into little bits,” he said. “With our reading and speaking classes for our early primary students we’re looking at phonics, which is recognising letters, before moving onto phonetics, which is recognising the sound of words.” Mr Fleming said since he developed the method it had been introduced it to more than 100 schools across the country, starting with about 25 in far north Queensland, including Mareeba State School. At NPASC, Mr McLean said the introduction of the model, combined with community support, has reversed the school’s misfortunes. “We’ve now got parents ask-

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“What we really thought was that there was nowhere around here where you could see all locally-produced pieces of art,” Mr Jones said. “I think there’s a lack of locally-made or even Australianmade handicraft in the area, especially in Cairns, where you go into a tourist shop and the items are mainly made in China.” A former travel agent, Mr Jones quit after 28 years of running his own agency and took a gamble with Ms Jones in setting up the gallery in Tolga, where they have lived since 2009.

By Allan Sharpe The Shed continues to buzz with activity as we recently had a shipping container (pictured) put in place beside our workshop. This has been a work in progress for sometime preparing the pad and organising the container but now it is all coming together. The shipping container is going to be used to store tools and materials which will allow the workshop to be developed further. This is an exciting development for the shed which will allow us to do a lot more projects with room to move. The men enjoyed the FNQ Field Day last month and it provided an opportunity to talk to other men about the shed and the activities that take place. They also encouraged men to take advantage of the free health screening that were being provided by Community Health. It has been great for the Men’s Shed to develop a close working relationship with Community Health with the aim of improving Men’s Health across our community. By the way if you still have a problem with Mina Birds at your place we are still producing Mina Bird Traps which are available to be purchased or to be rented. The Shed is open on a Monday from 9am till 12.30pm and on a Thursday from 9am till 4.30pm. We are located at 26 Lloyd Street, Mareeba which is just past the Mareeba Hospital. We can be contacted on 0499 229 986.

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Shows still a hit 100 years on By Boyd Robertson

Top: The inaugural Malanda Show committee: Back: Ted Cassells, Mick Lynch, Mark Sims, Harry Williams, Sid Whereat, Charlie Hopkinson, Bill Soley, James English. Second row: Jack Hanrahan, Chas Bromfield, Mr Jarsden, Charlie Belson, Ted Heale, Jack Foxwell, Duncan Brown, Stan Davies. Front: Bob Emerson, Harold Farlow, Paddy English. Bottom: L McMahon, TW Dobson, JH Graham, M Lynch, J Foxwell and HJ Peeramon with the winning cow of the 1916 Malanda Show.

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A century-old tradition will continue on the Tableland over the next two weeks as preparations finalize for the Atherton and Malanda shows, with new attractions and old favourites offered at both events. Malanda Show Society president Carl Grandelis said the event was nearing its 100th anniversary and would continue to focus on the event’s farming roots, while still offering new attractions for families. “The show was first held in 1916, so we actually have our first centenary coming up which will be great for us to have a look back at the history of the show,” he said. “It was established as an agricultural show and it’s remained that way – we’ve still got all the dairy and cattle exhibits for people to show off their best stock. “All the art displayers are superb once again – we’ve got submissions from all over the region it’ll be a great display of the wonderful work everyone does.” The Atherton Show, originally called the Barron Valley Agricultural and Pastoral Industry Association Show, has been held 2 7 / 0 6 / 1 3 ,

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“Both shows have proud traditions and have been staples in these communities for many, many decades.” The Atherton Show will be held on July 9 and 10 and will feature new entertainment including death-defying motorcycle stunts, trick horse-riding, a reptile exhibit and a sand-sculpting workshop. For the first time Atherton Show will also feature a shuttle bus that will run a circuit between the town’s central bus stops and the showgrounds to make it easier to get to and from the event. Malanda Show will run over this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, offering stoneworking and blacksmithing displays in addition to a celebrity hand-milking session. Atherton Show will again be serviced by the Showmen’s Guild of Australia, offering rides and fairground attractions. Both shows will still offer community art, agricultural and music, including performances by the Hillbilly Goats. Both shows are expected to attract a crowd of about 7000. Neither show will be running a Miss Showgirl competition this year due to a lack of applications.

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Welcome news for farmers You beauty: Mayor Rosa Lee Long show her delight after council was handed control of Ibis Dam by Water and Energy Minister Mark McArdle

By Ryan Groube A short-term cap on electricity tariffs is set to save Tableland farmers as much as $10,000 this financial year as Ergon Energy begin a major review to limit the impact of future price increases. Water and Energy Minister Mark McArdle travelled to Mareeba on June 26 for high-level meetings with representatives from Tableland Canegrowers, Mareeba District Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Mareeba-Dimbulah Irrigation Area Council.

Representatives used the meetings to discuss their concerns about the long-term viability of the agricultural industry on the Tableland should electricity and water costs continue to spiral. Mr McArdle said the State Government had provided short-term relief for farmers with their water and electricity bills. Farmers and irrigators using the soon to be obsolete electricity tariffs 62 and 66 will have cost increases capped to 10 per cent. Re-lift irrigators in the Mareeba-Dimbulah water supply scheme are entitled to a SunWater funded rebate on their water bill for the 2012-13 financial year. A transition to local management of the Mareeba-Dimbulah channel irrigation scheme is also being looked at in a bid to find efficiencies in the cost of delivering water. Mr McArdle said the State Government could not continue to provide short-term relief forever and that Ergon Energy’s electricity tariff review was essential. “What I got from my meetings up here was that if the cost of one of both of these [electricity and water] is putting at jeopardy the viability of a lot of farmers and the community as a whole,” he said. Tableland Canegrowers manager Bronwyn

More cattle than usual Mareeba Combined Agents penned 616 head at last week’s prime and store cattle sale. A larger than usual number of cattle drew one major export processor back to the market, providing a welcome return for vendors with heavy, well finished cattle. Values were heavy, export slaughter bullocks didn’t change on the previous week, heavy cows suitable for the export slaughter market weren’t available in any

great number but medium weight good condition. Cows suitable for local trade were plentiful and competition for these types moved in a range from the mid 70 cents per kilogram to 106 c/kg. Good quality store condition cows created plenty of interest and most sold in a range from 65 c/kg to a top of 90 c/kg, mostly brought by Julatten and Tableland buyers.

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Dwyer said the majority of farmers and irrigators on the Tableland used tariff 62 and 66, both of which are set to become obsolete in 2020. “This cap on prices is only for this coming year,” she said. “If they [Ergon Energy] can’t work through their tariff structure issues then our growers could be faced with compounding increases in their electricity bills of 20 per cent each year. “The hope is that after this review a better way of determining electricity prices will be found that is more cost reflective.” Mareeba District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association president Joe Moro said power bills for many farmers had doubled in the past five years. “We have already seen significant increases in electricity prices at this point in time and every time these costs goes up that money comes off our bottom line,” he said. “To the Minister’s credit he has taken this issue on and we thank him not only for the short-term assistance but for deciding to look at the whole tariff issue from the top down.” The cap on electricity will also extend to some business tariffs including 21, 20, 22, 37, 41 and 43. Minister Mr McArdle said the review was the first step in tariff reform, and urged Queenslanders and interest groups to get involved.

Two local banana growers to help shape national plan By Australian Banana Grow- Johnstone on August 15. Growers from the Tully and ers’ Council Innisifail regions will also atTwo banana growers from the tend. As part of a national approach Mareeba district will be among those helping to develop a new to the plan, another workshop five-year plan for the national will be held in northern New South Wales so that growers banana industry. The Mareeba Banana Grow- from across the nation’s producers’ Association has been asked tion regions can have their say. The workshop will discuss to nominate two growers to represent the district’s views on in- issues impacting the overall industry and farming businesses, dustry issues. At their June meeting, local future direction and opportunigrowers discussed their partici- ties for the industry and stratepation in the development of the gies to achieve a sustainable and five-year plan, known as the profitable industry. The new SIP is being develStrategic Investment Plan (SIP). The Mareeba district growers oped by the Banana Industry will attend a workshop at South Advisory Committee (IAC)

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Some of the changes Ergon Energy will look at include stronger time-of-use signals, capacity and critical peak pricing, or a reduced reliance on volume charges. Tariff reform will also be a key component of the 30 Year Electricity Strategy, with the Discussion Paper that will inform the Strategy to be released in the coming months. During Mr McArdle’s visit to the Tableland he also met with Tablelands Regional Council to hand over control of the ownership of Ibis Dam at Irvinebank. The dam has recently undergone a $10 million State Government funded upgrade to meet safety requirements. The State Government has also provided the TRC with a $700,000 cheque to cover dam operating and maintenance expenses for the next five years. After that, the Mareeba Shire Council is expected to have to come up with $140,000 for maintenance each year. To pay for that a benefited area rate will apply for the 62 properties connected to the water network in Irvinebank, set at $400 a year. Mr McArdle also announced last week that he will be taking six weeks medical leave from July 25 to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps will fill Mr McArdle’s portfolio.

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robe, deluxe ensuite and air-conditioning. The main bathroom is practical and spacious, with a shower, bathtub and separate toilet. The laundry has direct access outside and is serviced by a gas hot water system. An oxidised driveway leads to the two-car garage with a panel lift remote control garage door. Fully fenced, this home is set upon a 798m2 residential allotment. Professional landscaping with irrigation and 350m2 turf (with seed to balance) completes the package. A six year structural warranty and six month defect warranty is also in place. Upgrades are available by request. The only thing left to do is pick your colours. Contact Sibi Girgenti Real Estate today to get started. Phone 4092 5566 or Salvatore Girgenti direct on 0427 775 414. Visit www. girgentigroup.com Address: Lot 278 The Edge Estate, Mareeba Price: House and Land - $360,000 Agent: Salvatore Girgenti Sibi Girgenti Real Estate Contact: 0427 775 414 or 4092 5566

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This 5.43 acre property represents the rural escape you have long desired! This is a place where your kids can run and play with room for horses and space and privacy, all while being only a short drive to town. The lovely brick veneer home has been recently repainted inside and offers four air-conditioned bedrooms, three of which have built-in cupboards plus an office. The kitchen is spacious and practical with a huge walk-in pantry and is separated from the lounge and dining areas by a brick feature wall. A 2 way bathroom and second toilet services the bedrooms and there is heaps of linen cupboard space plus a separate laundry. Outside a large covered entertaining area and tool room adjoin the carport which can accommodate up to five vehicles. For the man of the house there is a 6m x 6m colourbond shed plus adjoining 6m x 6m zincalume shed which is suitable to house a caravan. A 7 megalitre channel water allocation provides the property with ample water supply and is gravity fed plus there is also a 27,000 litre storage tank for backup. The property is fully fenced with a separate paddock set up for horses with troughs and stables and the home is surrounded by tidy, landscaped gardens and a variety of tropical fruit trees. The kids, car, boat, trailer and animals... bring them all... there's loads of room here. Owners are downsizing and have priced the property to meet the market. For further information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Sophie Bozzo on 0428 128 154 or Mareeba Property Office on 4092 1355. Address: Price: Inspect: Agent: Contact:

MAREEBA $495,000 NEG By appointment Sophie Bozzo Mareeba Property Office 0428 128 154 or 4092 1355

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Perfect for horse lovers or to run is an above ground pool out the back a few cows and chooks, this 6.8 acre for cooling off in the hot summer block located just 10 minutes from months. Mareeba, is a well set up mini hobby If you are looking for a bit of a sea change and need to upsize, then you farm. Featuring two watered paddocks, can't go past this great home, call toa powered three bay shed, with a day to arrange your inspection. shower and toilet inside, and a stylish three bedroom home, you'll have all For more information or to arrange a private inspection call Marketing you need in the one package. The house has an open plan de- Agent Toni Little 0429 490 601. rosign, spacious bedrooms and a bath- gatobros.com.au/2386229 room that will meet even the most exacting standAddress: MAREEBA ards, not to mention the Price: $485,000 breezy wraparound veInspect: By appointment randa where you can Agent: Toni Little relax after a hard day's Rogato Bros Real Estate work. Contact: 0429 490 601 or 4092 5255 Just to top it off, there

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business A

Air Conditioning Auto Electrician

B

Blinds Brick laying Building/Renovating Butcher

C

DIRECTORY

Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Concerting

D

G

Electrical Embroidery Earthmoving

M

Gutter guard

H

F

Pool Maintenance Promotion/Marketing

Mini Truck Hire Motor Mechanic

R

Nurseries

S

Handy Men Home/Decor

N

Irrigation IT Specialist

Photography Plumbing

I

Floor Coverings Fuel Furniture

Driving School

AIR CONDITIONING

E

Roofing

P

BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION

P: 4092 6271

Do it right the first time!

www.donhall.com.au ABN 80 179 825 363 • QBSA 59712 • ARC License AU24014

Phone: Adrian 0427 937 808 or 4093 9445 Email: adrian@accnq.com.au

R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

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

Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657

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

AUTO ELECTRICIAN

www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566

TOLGA BUTCHERY MAIN STREET, TOLGA PH: (07) 4095 4207 MOB: 0438 954 206

Cleaning Solutions Outstanding Results Residential & Commercial Cleaning Solutions For: • Carpets • Tile & Grout • Vinyl • Upholstery • Rugs • Spot & Stain Removal • Mattresses • Fabrics • Driveways & Footpaths • 24 Hour Water Restoration • new Premier Shampoo & Steam Clean Service!

Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds

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

Supply & Fit

BRICK LAYING

Let the professionals take care of it!

Servicing

T: 4092 2160 - M: 0417 758 302 ALL Areas! E: abelservices@bigpond.com

CHILDCARE & KINDERGARTEN

CURTAINS & BLINDS

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

Constance Street.....................4092 1912 Director: Sue Powell Dunlop Street...........................4092 5277 Director: Kim-Marie Watkins Outside School Hours Care....4092 2431

CONCRETING

Tracks > Rods Competitive Curtains & Furnishings 96 James Street,Curtains Mareeba Competitive & Furnishings BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Phone: 0429 869 023

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

96 James Street, Mareeba

FREE MEASURE & QUOTE!

HASTIE CENTRE FURNISHINGS

209 Byrnes St, Mareeba • P: 4092 1017 E: hastiecf@tpg.com.au

FUEL ElEctronic workshop rEpairs  warranty for major suppliers: samsung, panasonic, lG & sharp  screen replacements for Mobile phones, lap tops and i-pads

52 Rankin St, Mareeba - 4092 4988 ELECTRICAL

Battistin Electrical Daniel Battistin

• Residential • Commercial • Repairs/Maintenance • Phones • Airconditioners

Mobile 0448 856 187

ABN: 22 524 342 683 • Licence No: 71735 • ACA: F0514381 • LO: 56130

Plus we sell... Tracks > Rods > Accessories BY APPOINTMENT ONLY >Phone: & Accessories 0429 869 023

DUFF’S

We are the future!

• Competitive Rates • Free Quotes • Quality Job Assured QSBA: 1139 505

Custom Made

ELECTRICAL REPAIRS

• Tracks & Rods • Furniture • Sheets & Towels • Floor Coverings

receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad

Service Station open to the public 24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers 7 BOWER ST, MAREEBA INDUSTRIAL PARK P: (07) 4092 2472 • F: (07) 4092 2668 For Bulk Fuel & Oil Contact Head Office at Miallo (07) 4098 8222

FLOOR COVERINGS

FLOORS

Trust the FLOOR Covering Man! Carpet & Vinyl > Carpet & Vinyl Tiles > Floating Floors

FLOOR COVERING CENTRE SONCIN ELECTRICALMAREEBA PTY159LTD Walsh St, Mareeba

CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 or 4092 4449 BLINDS & CURTAINS

Truck Driver Training: LR, MR, HR & HC CHEAP

Phone: 4092 6203 • Fax: 4092 5723 Email: dobattistin@msn.com 145 Hastie Road, Mareeba Qld 4880

MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING

FURNITURE

Budget Blinds, Curtains and Materials Call 0438 295 437 RATES!

Butcher

BLINDS

Trust the BLIND specialists!

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

CLEANING SERVICES

BLINDS

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

QBSA: 1209108 ABN: 68 119 390 831

M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717

Venue Hire

EARTHMOVING

SpecialiSing in: • Custom Design Homes • Extensions • Renovations • Free Quotes • Servicing All Areas

Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880

Transport Travel Tree Lopping

V

Security Skip Bins

All Aspects of construction

Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent

T

Licence No. 51413 CEC No. A5891084

electrical

For all your Electrical, Airconditioning & Solar needs!

 Domestic Commercial  Industrial Solar  Repairs & Maintenance  Telephone & Networking Cabling Airconditioning Installation & Electrical Wiring

Call Sandro for your FREE QUOTE 0417 843 015 or Ph/Fax: 4092 7536 info@soncinelectrical.com.au

P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229

Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds

Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300

GUTTERING

GUTTER GUARD FREE HOME QUOTES

EMBROIDERY

Mobile: 0419 709 522

SpecialiSing in: • Polishing & Sealing New Concrete • Re-Juvenating & Sealing Existing Concrete • Re-Sealing Existing Stampcrete, Covercrete & Pebbletex Surfaces

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

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Email: pickfordpark1@bigpond.com PO Box 1923, Mareeba Q.4880 ABN: 98 735 499 133

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GUTTER GUARD

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FREECALL: 1800 100 525

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the handy, handymen

and did i mention We do laWns & gardens!

John

0409 802 778

&

Pete

0447 317 797

Pensioner Discounts available & Free quotes!

your local business guide Homeware/Decor Atherton Decor Centre Creating Beautiful Homes

13 Main Street, Atherton Q.4883 Phone: 4091 1016 Fax: 4091 5160

Sandra Anderson

athertondecor@bigpond.com

Specialising in all your home decor needs & giftlines

TREE LOPPING

PLUMBING, PUMPS & GAS

John and Pete

We do just about everything! Seven Building TradeS Seven elecTronic TradeS •GeneralCarpentry,Cupboards ElectronicRepairsandAdvice• •Painting,Plastering,Doors&Locks AntennaSystems&Outlets• •Tiling,Paving,SmallConcreting SatelliteFree-to-air,Data&Comms• •Kitchens,Bathrooms,Fencing TheatreSystems,PVRs,DVDs•

PLUMBING

BSA 116 4856

Installation, Servicing & Repairs

4 Services and All Mechanical Repairs 4 Roadworthy Inspection Station 74 Byrnes Street, P.O. Box 169, Mareeba Q.4880

Phone 4092 2644 Fax 4092 4220

MAREEBA MOTORS

Gas & Gas Applianes, Water Filtration & Purification, Maintenance Plumbing, Pumps, Sewer & Storm Water Solutions

Ben Malcolm

24 Hour Service Covering all areas

p: 4092 7333 m: 0402 031 813

• Mechanical Repairs for Cars & Light Commercials • Roadworthy Certificates • EFI Diagnostics • Carbon Clean for Diesels and EFI Vehicles

For $24 per week

Pool Maintenance & Poolside Service & Balancing

ROOFING

BSA LIC: 1174296

163 ByRnes st, MAReeBA - 4092 7778

Come in and see what we can do for you!

Machinery - Truck Hire

Email: roofingaround@gmail.com

FOR ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS SECURITY OBEDIENCE/GROOMING

1/149 Walsh St, MAREEBA 4092 6117 Veivers Drive, SPEEWAH 4093 0562

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For $24 per week Phone the Express today 4092 3464

PROMOTION/MARKETING

0447 007 685

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SKIP BINS

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P & M Carriers  Taxi Trucks - Tail-Lifters  Express Couriers  Freight Distribution  Warehouse Storage

CAIRNS • MOSSMAN • TABLELANDS DAILY

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CASH OR ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS WELCOME

TRAVEL

(a subsidiary of skarott’s transport)

Skip BinS from 2m – 6m 14 DAY BIN HIRE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE AS 7 DAYS!

Call Dennis or Rachel on 4095 4777 your local business guide

All enquires call Mick on 0417 720 959 or 4092 3849 - Email: mpgoldfinch@bigpond.com

Yard Clean Ups: Large or Small

Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063

LIMITED TIME ONLY

NEW Mini Concrete Truck Caters for small loads up to 2.6m across the Tablelands!! PLUS Tipper & Bobcat Available

Without a travel agent you’re on your own!

MAREEBA 4092 4222 ATHERTON 4091 3411 www.travelexperience.com.au

VENUE HIRE

TREE LOPPING

Are your trees becoming too big for your yard? PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography

JBH

PEERAMON SKIPS, BAGS

• Patrols • Cash in Transit • Alarm Response & Installation • Alarm Monitoring • CCTV Installation & Service

For all security needs call...

M&P Goldfinch Enterprises P/L

• 2, 3, 4 & 6m Skip Bins • 10T Tilt Truck with Crane • S160 Bobcat for Clean Ups • 68 Inch Zero Turn Mower • 100mm Wood Chipper • 100HP Tractor & TILT TRUCK • 2m Heavy Duty Slasher • 2.4m Mulcher • 3m No Till Seeder www.peeramonskips.com.au • 3m Rotary Hoe

19 Eclipse Dr, Atherton

ABN: 26 195 301 553

BEN: 0423 462 191 STACEY: 0432 227 236

this spot could be yours!

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OwNER: JIm HuTCHINS Phone 4091 1589 • Fax 4091 4971

METAL ROOFING SPECIALISTS

Authorised Reseller

• Mobile Plans / Landline • Computer Repairs / Anti Virus • Web Hosting / Website Development • Software / Computer Parts • Maintenance Plans / Back Up Systems • Range of Business Plans

TRANSPORT SERVICES

ROOFING AROuNd

• 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

Regional.com

MRT

MALIN REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT

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TRANSPORT

CARRIERS OF REFRIGERATED AND DRY FREIGHT TO NORTH QUEENSLAND MAREEBA DEPOT: WALLY AMORY PHONE 0421 839 353 ABN 87 010 461 257

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IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply

Ph: 4095 4595 - Fax: 4095 5393 Mobile 0400 954 595

POOL MAINTENANCE

Nursery

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45 Chewko Rd, P.O. Box 131, MAREEBA

Phone/Fax: 4092 3563

AA TAYLORS TREELOPPING

WEDDINGS • CELEBRATIONS • ALL OCCASIONS •

JIM HATCHMAN 0488 562 921

BRANCHING OUT

Tree Specialist

Prune and remove your trees or SCAN CODE FOR palms quickly and efficiently! MORE INFO • Stump Grinding Available • Fully Insured • Free Quotes Paul and Ishta Richmond branching.out@bigpond.com

ALL AREAS 0400 326 670

WHY NOT HAVE YOUR PARTY OR FUNCTION AT THE MAREEBA TURF CLUB

Weddings, Birthday Parties, Engagements, Office Functions, Christenings, Christmas Parties, etc!

Open venue, beautiful gardens and all facilities... the perfect setting for all those special occasions!

ContaCt 0427 114 217

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Public Notice

Birthday

CAR BOOT MARKET

Guess who’s the oldest brother?

St George’s Anglican Church 53 Constance Street, Mareeba

$5 pER CAR / TABlE

ReseRve foR RecReation 1267 being Lot 421 on nR4771 - boRzi PaRk tRustee: tabLeLands RegionaL counciL PRoPosed tRustee Lease to MaReeba and distRict cRicket cLub inc. Council is proposing to offer a Trustee Lease over part of Reserve No. 1267 Reserve for Recreation, to the Mareeba and District Cricket Club Inc. As a Land Management Plan including this proposal has been drafted and not displayed for Public Consultation previously, it is now appropriate (as part of the DNRM approval process) to seek public submissions on the content and any proposed developments contained therein. The community is advised that copies of the Land Management Plan are available for inspection at the following locations: Tablelands Regional Council Mareeba Office 65 Rankin Street Mareeba, Mareeba Library and also on Council’s website www.trc.qld.gov.au. Submissions should be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer, Tablelands Regional Council, P O Box 154, Mareeba Qld 4880. closing time: The Closing Time for lodgement of submissions is 11.00 am on Monday, 29th July 2013. ian church cHief eXecutive officeR Po box 154 MaReeba QLd 4880 www.trc.qld.gov.au

Carpenter

Happy 40th & 38th Birthdays for 2nd July

Haji & Sharif Myrteza

Lots of love from all your family & friends.

Happy Birthday Peter Roy 60th on the 1st July Lots of Love Irene, Kristy and Damian, Adam and Linda, Trevor and Nicole and Logan, Jaden, Mischa and Chloe. XXXOOO

Happy 21st Birthday

BEN!!

Anniversary

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Adopt-A-Pet

Congratulations! Chris & Sharyn Banville Are celebrating their 30th Wedding Anniversary on 9th July, 2013.

Contact the refuge on 4092 3060 Hickling Avenue, Mareeba < I am the last of a

litter of 3 little Staffy cross pups that were dumped outside the refuge gates one night. I am a real sweetheart and would be extremely pleased to attract the same luck as my 2 sisters in finding a loving home. I am 4 months old. < this litter of 4 kitties is so adorable! Three little boys and one little girl, we deserve to find families who want to give us the life we deserve.

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8am - 12 noon this Saturday 6th July

GET YOUR

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GirGenti ConstruCtions have two positions available

Phone 4092 2018 for more information

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Wishing you both many more years of happiness. With love from Kristin, Natasha, Sarah, Rebecca, Kate, families & friends.

Thank You Teresa Falvo (nee Mercuri)

30.11.1922 ~ 26.5.2013

Ida and Domenic Isabella, Betty and Jack Dickenson, Michael and Rita Falvo would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all relatives and friends for their messages, visits, phone calls, cards, flowers and prayers. A special thanks to Dr. Grant Manypeney, Doctors and Staff of the Mareeba Medical Clinic, Blue Care, Mareeba Garden Settlement, Father Peter McHugh, Ralph Madigan, Lyn Harris and Guilfoyles Funeral Services.

Please accept this as our personal thanks.

A full-time Qualified Carpenter who must have own vehicle and light tools. The right person will be trustworthy, reliable and able to work unsupervised.

apprentiCe Carpenter A full-time apprentice Carpenter. The successful applicant will be motivated, respectful, reliable, physically fit and keen to learn. Must have a car licence and be willing to obtain any necessary qualifications.

For more information, please visit 231 byrnes st, Mareeba or email resume to: reception1@girgentigroup.com

For Sale WIND FARMS DID YOU KNOW? 75m x 140m high wind turbines between Mareeba & Atherton! stopthesethings.com Mobility scooter ‘shoprider’ VCG, new batteries. Ph 4092 1471

Chaff Cutter used once only

Heavy duty model CPC1840

make a offer!

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Constance Street, Mareeba

PerMaNeNt Part-tIMe PoSItIoN For administrative officer (aaeP SWD)

Applications are invited for the permanent position of AAEP (Administrative Assistance Enhancement Program) SWD (Students with Disabilities) at Mareeba State School. The AAEP SWD position is for 21 hours per week. Applicants are to provide a covering letter of no more than 2 pages outlining “How you will be assessed” listed in the role description and detailed resume. As the successful applicant you will also need a current Blue Card, Role Descriptions and Blue Card applications are available at Mareeba State School, located on Constance Street, between the hours of 8am - 4pm. Please note that the school office will not be opened for the period: 24.6.2013 ~ 5.7.2013. Applications can be sent by the following methods: email: admin@mareebass.eq.edu.au Fax: (07) 4092 4396 Post: Po box 1112, Mareeba QlD. 4880 all enquiries to bec Westcott (bSM) or bridget Greensill (hoSeS) 4092 8100 Applications close Wednesday 17th July, 2013.

The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 requires the preferred applicant to be subject to a “working with children check” as part of the employment screening process. The department is legally obliged to warn applicants that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a blue card application form. Further details regarding this check may be obtained by accessing the web site of the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian at the following internet address: www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/ or on the Commission’s website at: www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/ Confirmation of employment is conditional upon the preferred applicant being issued with a Blue Card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. A non-smoking policy applies in Queensland government buildings, offices and motor vehicles. A criminal history check will be initiated on the successful applicant by the Queensland Police Service. A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant. If the successful applicant has been engaged as a lobbyist, a statement of their employment is required. You may be required to complete a period of probation in accordance with the Public Service Act 2008. Staff are required to actively participate in consultation and communication with supervisors and management regarding health, safety and wellbeing issues and comply with all provisions of the relevant workplace health and safety legislation and related health, safety and wellbeing responsibilities and procedures developed by the department. You will work for an organisation that values its people and promotes leadership and innovation. We respect professionalism and embrace diversity and a balance between work and life commitments. DET employees are required to acknowledge they understand their obligations under the Queensland Government Code of Conduct and the DET Standard of Practice and agree to align their professional conduct to these obligations. • You will be actively supported as an individual and will have access to a range of flexible work options, an employee assistance program and learning and development opportunities. • Additional information is available online at: www.jobs.qld.gov.au

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MUD TYRES • All 4WD PHONE: 0400 706 346

Vehicles 1989 Mazda T3500 Handy farm truck as is $3000 Ph 4092 3929

2011 Mazda 2 Auto 33000 klms one owner VGC $11 000 ONO Ph 4093 1207

Dihatsu Charade 1992 G100RS Reas cond $1100 ph 0428 250 364

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Church Notices

Weddings

Courses

Presbyterians continue to meet in Mareeba for worship each Sunday 10am, QCWA Hall, Wilkes Street (behind Meals on Wheels) ~ All Welcome!

getting Married? John Keal Marriage Celebrant. Ph 4092 4507

FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING

Living Waters (ACC) An Encouraging WORSHIP SERVICE Thought: 10.00am Sunday 6.00pm Sunday

Experience Supernatural Healing of the Body, Soul & Spirit. Phone 4092 6888 Lot 9 Park Avenue, Mareeba

You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.

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Wish someone you love a happy wedding day in the Express!

1 Day First Aid Course (+ CPR Refresher)

Atherton: Saturday 20th July, 2013 Mareeba: Saturday 3rd August, 2013 For enquiries contact:

Tuition Guitar & BASS lessons. $25.00/ less. Call Sam 40939469

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What’s coming up!

July

5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 8 - 13th 12-14th 13th 19th 19-20th

Events Calender Mareeba Rodeo Ball Car Boot Sale (St George’s) Mareeba Speedway Back to School today Atherton Show Holiday 51st Mareeba Art Exhibition at the PCYC Sports Hall Mareeba Rodeo weekend Mareeba Markets Cairns Show Holiday Chillagoe Festival Markets, cent sales, raffles, Tb’l Country Music club

For informationon on any of the event contat Tracey at The Express Newspaper on 4092 3464

CLASSIFIED deadline 5PM FRIDAY phone 4092 3464 or email: admin@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

Community CELEBRATIONS Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre in Mareeba held a ‘Murries Say No to Durries’ event at Arnold Park on Thursday June 27 as part of World No Tobacco Day. More than 200 people attended the alcohol and tobacco free event. The day was a huge success and the perfect weather helped the crowd enjoy a great day at the park with face painting, food, local entertainment with music and dancing, kids activities that included an animal zoo, basketball games, health information stalls, support to help quit smoking and heaps more. More photos from the event can be found on The Express Newspaper facebook page.

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‘Gators storm home to beat Brothers By Boyd Robertson

The Mareeba Gladiators have pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory against the Cairns Brothers at Davies Park on Saturday, winning 32-26. The ‘Gators were a long way behind at halftime but dominated the final 40 minutes. Mareeba, slipping to fifth on the ladder after a string of ugly defeats, badly needed the win. Despite Mareeba centre Rob Pedersen scoring the first try of the game with a successful conversion by Jason Lea, Brothers quickly pulled ahead. Sophisticated reverse passes and slick attacking combined with Mareeba’s haphazard defence allowed Brothers to build a seemingly unassailable lead at the half. Four tries and three conversions during the first half saw Brothers rack up 22 first half points to the ‘Gators paltry six.

In the halftime break, however, something changed in the Gladiators. Almost immediately after play resumed, Paul Alofi performed a spectacular dive across the try line still tangled around a Brothers player. A short time later, ‘Gators captaincoach Rod Jensen broke through defenders to score near the posts. Brothers tried to rally with some gruelling midfield play, with tempers fraying at several points. Mareeba could not be stopped, however, crossing for another two tries. Lea’s kicking had been flawless all night but he hit his peak four minutes from the end of the game, sending a penalty kick sailing over the black spot all the way from the 50-metre line. Davies Park announcer Mark Peters called for Lea to “take a bow” over the speakers. Cairns had a bit of fight left in them, with their fullback managing

to score two minutes before full time. The try went unconverted, leaving the previously dominant Brothers on 26 to Mareeba’s 32. Jensen delivered a stirring victory speech to the team at full time. “Boys, it’s moments like this that you need to remember when you play rugby – it’s moments like this that will stay with you,” he said. “We got out there and played like that not because of the Brothers, but because we told each other and ourselves that we would put a team on the field – and it doesn’t matter what players are in the team, it matters that we were out there doing it. “The finals are still within reach but we still have to beat Suburbs, we have to beat Ivanhoes, we have to beat Yarrabah, we have to beat Atherton, we have to beat Tully and we have to beat Mossman – so don’t get over excited.” Gladiators assistant coach Todd Rowe said the team had pulled

through a difficult week after the loss of a host of regular starters. “We didn’t even know if we were going to have a team all week,” he said. “We said ‘If we don’t have a team we’re going to forfeit, and we’re not going to forfeit.’ “A lot of blokes from the Reserves and even the Under 18s have put their hands up and they’ve been superb.” Brothers captain-coach Robbie Swain paid tribute to Mareeba’s huge effort in the second half. “They came out totally different in the last 40 minutes,” he said. “We were trying to keep up with their tempo but we just couldn’t. “They played extremely well and they pretty much ran right over the top of us.” Mareeba will head to Alley Park in Gordonvale this Saturday to take on Southern Suburbs. The following week the ‘Gators have a bye for the Mareeba Rodeo.

Neals Biehler and Shana Aue celebrate the ‘Gators thrilling win

Late Kangaroos surge denies plucky Roosters By Ryan Groube THE Atherton Roosters came within 15 minutes of causing the biggest upset of the Cairns and District Rugby League season against the Kangaroos on Sunday night. For 65 minutes the winless Roosters threw everything they had at the competition front runners to poke their noses in front 18-14 with time running down. Tiring, the Roosters fell away in the final stanza to fall 32-18 as the Roos ran in three late tries. Kangaroos captain Kieran Hayes said his team was lucky to escape with the win. “They gave us a hell of a fight,”

he said.“I think we thought we could come here and it would have been an easy win. Once it got to the end I think we finally realised that we could be beaten and we snapped back in to the way we usually play. “They played really well. There is no way they should be sitting at the bottom of the ladder.” Steven Crear was a star for the Roosters. The lanky forward tackled his guts out all night to easily be the team’s best forward. During one set of six, he was involved in all five tackles before the kick. The home side dominated the opening exchanges in a match played

in chilly, greasy conditions in front of a paltry home crowd at Roosters Stadium. An early double to Waylon Joseph established an 8-4 lead to the Roosters in the first 20 minutes. A series of silly mistakes from the Roosters, and penalties from the whistle-happy referee, saw possession swing back to the Kangaroos at the back end of the half - and they capitalised with two quick tries. Goal kickers for both sides didn’t get much help from their team mates with the first four tries scored at the extremities of the field. The first conversion of the game came at the fifth attempt with the Kangaroos taking a handy 14 points

to eight lead into the break. In a season of disappointment, the Roosters found something in the second half and dominated general play for the first 20 minutes. Their forwards punched holes through the middle of the Roos defence and the right hand pairing of Bert Whap and Joseph were menacing every time they got the ball. Whap started the Roosters comeback latching on to a cross field bomb from captain Curtis Nehow. The conversion struck the uprights leaving the score 14-12. Whap was in again soon after when Kangaroos fullback James Kerwick spilled a bomb and the Roosters won the scramble for the loose ball.

At 18-14 the Roosters were agonisingly close to their first win but Nehow said fitness let them down. “We are getting close. When we lose we are not getting beat by heaps,” he said. “It was just some silly errors at the end and our fitness I think that hurt us.” In the other grades, the Roosters Reserves were belted 80 points to 10. The under 18s could only field a 13-man team after being decimated by the school holidays but fought hard in their 30-26 loss. The Roosters are away to Edmonton this week. Nehow asked The Express to give a shout out to Tyson Birchley who celebrated his birthday on July 1.

Bulls in 6-0 home romp Southside Fury coach Gordon Cashmere said his side had been given a football lesson as a rampant Mareeba Bulls ran out 6-0 winners at Borzi Park on Sunday. Paul Ruiz and Dennis Allen both scored two goals while Josh Ruiz also slotted one. The Fury, in only their third year in the competition, also conceded an own goal. Cashmere said despite the loss his young side always learnt a lot when they played the Bulls. “We got a caning,” he said. “Mareeba is a class outfit and they really did give us a football lesson. “They scored a couple of soft goals but they scored

some brilliant ones as well and I know our side learns a lot from playing against a team with players like Victor [Madrid] and Wayne [Srhoj].” Mareeba Bulls coach Alex Srhoj said the Bulls would take the win and focus on next week as they continue on their quest for the premiership. “All in all it was a good Sunday afternoon but we have to keep moving forward,” he said. In a bid to continue their unbeaten run at home this season the Bulls now turn their attention towards preparing to host the Edge Hill Tigers on Saturday night at Borzi Park.

Laura races: Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch (left) and Member for Cook David Kempton (right) with Fashions in the Field winners Jack Coburn from Chillagoe, Leevi Elmes from Mareeba, Hayley Coburn from Chillagoe and Aimee Hinsch from Yungaburra.

sPORT RESULTS Mareeba Rifle Club inc. The Mareeba Rifle Club shot a double 600yd, 15 shot comp. on Sunday the 30th March 2013. Conditions were very good. F Open: J. Baxter (Mareeba: 88.4; 87.6 – 175.10, J. Todd (Mareeba): 88.6; 84.2 – 172.8, B. Ellis (Mareeba): 83.1; 89.7 – 172.8, F Std.A. Simpson (Mareeba): 79.2; 84.1 – 163.3, TR D. Ford (Mareeba): 74.8; 73.2 – 147.10. Next week’s Club program is for a double 500yd comp on the 7th of July. Don’t forget the Mareeba Club usually shoots 15 shot matches, however it is not obligatory. MAREEBA TENNIS Tues night social doubles: Winner: David Parsons. Second season sign on Wednesday 3/7 at 7pm The following Thursday if rain Pick up draws 11 July. 2nd season starts 17th July. Thurs 8am social Winner: Pauline on 20/6, Pauline and Terry 27/6 ARCHERY

On Sunday June 30 visitors Murray and Max Jones, Alan Hardcastle, Sheila Hewish, Sami Moid, John Down, Liam O’Regan, Eduardo Mannion, Sindy Shen, Don Markovic, Mark and Max Ambroziak, Jenny and Nick Smith and Luan Murat attended the coaching session with George Neilson, Signe Dalsgaard and Neil Stallard. Members Wayne Branden, Daniel Pope, Armando Quintieri and William Smith shot practice. Five seniors and two juniors shot a single FITA Indoor 1 round, while two juniors shot a double FITA Indoor 1 round. Results FITA Indoor 1 Round: (60 arrows each at 18m on the 40cm face – compound and crossbow archers shot the 3 spot face) Veteran Men’s Crossbow: G Neilson 581 Open Men’s Compound: N Stallard 534, K Bowthorpe 489, A Quintieri 250 (half round) Open Ladies Recurve: S. Dalsgaard 449 U14 Boys Compound: W Smith 481 U14 Girls Recurve: L Hughes 303

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Results Double FITA Indoor 1 Round: (60 arrows each at 18m on the 40cm face, twice) U10 Boys Recurve: Neil Prince 253, 174, Ben Dayes 186, 181. This was the first time they shot one of the senior rounds, congratulations juniors you shot very well! Next Sunday July 7 there will be coaching for visitors and beginners from 9am till 12md at the club’s new grounds at Kerribee Park, Chicken Hatchery Road, off Springs Road, Mareeba. Members will shoot a FITA Indoor 2 Round after lunch. MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 2013 Care Chiropractic Qld 4BBB Ambrose Special thanks to Matt and his team for putting on the day. 55 players helped provide over $600 towards the Mareeba Hospital Foundation. Winners Kevin Moore, Raylene Bradley, Danny Bradley and Tony Brady. Runners Up - The Wanderers. 3rd place - Peter Mullins, Kay Mullins, Ken Flood and Bill.

4th place - Jeni Duck, Andrew Foster, Greg Hillman and Jason Duck. 5th place - Ray Srhoj, Paul Gibson, Anthony Mete and Steve Cadorin. 6th place Rob Pitt, Lui De Zen, David Quintieri and Peter Leporati. 7th place - Jacob Eaton’s group 8th place - Kev Collins, Shane Ritchie, B Theise and Ken Baker NTP’s - 4th Ken Flood, 8th Jacob Eaton, 11th Greg Hillman, 13th Kay Gilmore, Ladies 11th Kay Gilmore. 2013 Mixed 4BBB Championships Congratulations to the 2013 Mareeba Golf Club Mixed 4BBB Champions, Jacqui and Tim Lambert. 2013 Jack Black Memorial Match Play Thanks to the Blake Family for their ongoing support of the Jack Blake Memorial Match Play, the 2013 winners are Liam and Danny Bradley who defeated Henry Guy and Tim Lambert in the final.

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Mareeba junior stars in Storm debut By Boyd Robertson

Ben Hampton, 21, a Mareeba Gladiators junior, scored two tries for the Melbourne Storm against the Gold Coast Titans on June 24, in his NRL debut. Although the Titans overran the Storm 18-12, Hampton scored Melbourne’s two tries for the game and acted as a key playmaker after Gareth Widdop was taken off the field with an injury. Hampton described the feeling of his first NRL try as “unreal.”

Hampton’s skill did not go unnoticed during his youth in Mareeba, and he entered the Melbourne Storm development program. “I played all my rep footy [in Mareeba], I started talking to Melbourne when I was about 14 and moved down when I was about 17, the day after I finished school,” he said. Hampton has been praised by his teammates, including fellow far north Queenslander Billy Slater. “On the field he’s got all the attributes to be a great player – he’s electric, he’s very fast, he’s very

Paintball project gets council nod By Boyd Robertson Wongabel is one step closer to becoming the adrenaline capital of the Tableland. In the June 20 meeting, the Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) voted unanimously to approve Adam Jaggard’s application for a development permit for the establishment of a paintball facility on his AthertonHerberton Road property. Mr Jaggard, 28, decided to pursue the venture 10 months ago due to his enthusiasm for recreational shooting. “I really love my shooting,” he said. “We’d just got back from overseas and I had a couple of ideas for setting up a small business, and this was by far my favourite one. “Right now we’re working on setting up the weapon licensing, once we have that it’ll be closer to all systems go.” The sport of paintball simulates a shoot-out by arming players with a gas-powered paintball marker, which shoot gelatine capsules filled with dye. Players are protected by full-face masks and jumpsuits, and 3.5m-high netting is erected around the playing fields to protect people outside.

Mr Jaggard said the field, once built, would offer games for 20 players at a time and feature a mix of bush and open ground across three different playing fields, covering about 14 acres in total. “We’re looking at having car bodies, forts, bunkers, pillboxes and concrete barriers,” he said. “Anyone that loves getting out, having a blast and getting the adrenaline pumping is going to enjoy it,” he said. TRC Mayor Rosa Lee Long expressed enthusiasm for the project, saying it would increase the region’s profile. “This proposal will bring something new to the area,” she said “It’s an energetic outdoor activity with appeals for both locals and visitors.” Mr Jaggard said he hoped to have the site operational no later than Christmas, and would expect to hire extra staff locally if the business was successful. “I’d definitely like to hire some referees from around here if it takes off,” he said. The facility would compliment two other existing paintball facilities in the far north with one at Kuranda and another at Babinda.

sharp and he’s got great skills as well,” Slater said. Gladiators president John Arcidacono, was vice president when Hampton played for Mareeba and always knew he was a rising star. “Ben played for us in 2007 under Chris Sheppard, the year we won the CDRL premiership,” Arcidacono said. “As a junior coming up in A-Grade he more than hold his own his own – he did excel.” Hampton’s mother Megan said it was “exciting and terrifying” to watch her son play from the stands and that he deserved his success.

Ben Hampton outruns Titans five-eighth Aiden Sezer to score in his Melbourne Storm debut

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