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Green thumb comp looking for biggest pumpkin
Vince Mete and Makse Srhoj (pictured) from the Mareeba and District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association are challenging farmers, green thumbs, home gardeners and school children to grow the biggest pumpkin in the region. Now is the time to get your hands dirty with competitors given until September 12 to grow the massive vegetable. For more information or to enter, call Vince on 4093 3186 or 0419 651 319.
Winds of change
By Katherine Kokkonen
he winds of change have taken the Mount Emerald Wind Farm development proposal out of the hands of Mareeba Shire Council and into the state government’s lap. Deputy Premier and State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney called in the proposed $380 million development last week, following a request from Mareeba Shire Council. The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 gives Mr
Seeney the ability to call in development applications that involve matters of state interest. “The Queensland Government understands councils, which are currently the assessment managers for wind farms, do not have the provisions in their planning schemes specific to wind farms,” he said. Ratch Australia’s proposal for the Mount Emerald Wind Farm includes up to 75 turbines to potentially generate enough electricity to power 75,000 homes each year. It is estimated 158 local jobs could be created over the potential develop-
ment’s two-year construction phase. Mr Seeney said given the complexity of the proposed development, independent assessments will be undertaken to evaluate economic, environmental and community impacts and benefits. The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning will use the information and consider the application against the relevant planning instruments before making a recommendation. “Affected parties will receive notice of my final decision, which is expected to be made later
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this year,” Mr Seeney said. Member for Cook David Kempton supported the call in of the application because it had been around for far too long in the hands of local government. “I am in full support of the wind farm development as a major infrastructure project in our region that will boost the local economy,” he said. “This is a significant infrastructure project and should be dealt with as soon as practicable. Our CONTINUED P3
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Unusual lesson from Katy By Katherine Kokkonen BRIGHT splashes of colour and dazzling designs decorate the newest addition to Mareeba State School. Dubbed Katy Dairy by the students, the beautiful bovine is part of the Picasso Cows program aimed at ensuring kids understand milk doesn’t just come from the supermarket. The dedicated group, comprised of 13 students from Prep to Year 6, have been working on their creation for the past month. As well as painting Katy in the theme of Fuel for life, the students documented their experiences in a journal and will present the cow in Cairns, next month. Rather than doing a standard presentation, the students have taken their creativity to the stage and will introduce Katy with a rap. Year 6 student Jessica Qazim, 11, outlined the designs and learned through the project how cows produce milk and her favourite dairy product— cheese. “The theme Field for Life shows how dairy products help you in everyday life,” she said. Art Coordinator Loretta Scamolla said the students have been very enthusiastic about decorating Katy and had also learnt a lot of life lessons. “It’s teaching primary school students about nutrition and dairy through the practice of art and music,” she said. “It’s been challenging, but fun, and little hidden talents have come out.”
Mareeba State Primary school students with Art Coordinator Loretta Scamolla, Music teacher Glen Tannock and their art project Katy Dairy.
Gutsy Ladies take on Kokoda Challenge A team of gutsy ladies will be competing in Australia’s toughest team endurance event to raise funds for kids at risk. The team, dubbed Gutsy Ladies, will take on the 2014 Kokoda Challenge next month at the Gold Coast Hinterland and hope to raise at least $2,000 for an early intervention youth program. The challenge will involve completing a 96 kilometre course in less than 39 hours, no mean feat considering only half the teams that enter finish the course. Team leader Theresa Whiteing was not deterred by the statistic and said the Gutsy Ladies aimed to finish the course between 20 and 25 hours. The team have been hard at training climbing hills and working on their lower body strength in the lead-up to the endurance event. “We’re not just doing it for us, it’s for such a good cause for youth at risk,” Ms Whiteing said. “Sometimes these kids get overlooked. The money is staying here in Queensland to help kids who do fall into that hole, it’s a very vulnerable age group the 15-19 year group.” For more information or to donate, go to kokodachallenge.com and search for Gutsy Ladies.
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BUCKING bulls and high-speed horses thrilled spectators at the first Eureka Creek Rodeo. Rodeo President Dan Miller said the rodeo gave opportunities for both well-travelled and junior competitors to take to the arena. He believed it was important to give youth opportunities to compete so a strong rodeo culture would develop. “We need to nurture these young people,” Mr Miller said. “When I’m getting older I want somebody to come and take my place.” Head to The Express Newspaper Facebook page to see more photos of the Rodeo.
Commissioner Lee Johnson and Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey at the official opening of the new Mareeba Fire and Rescue Station.
Brand new Fire and Rescue Station By Katherine Kokkonen IT was out with the old and in with the new at the official opening of the state-of-the-art Mareeba Fire and Rescue Station, last Saturday. The new station building at 20 Mammino Street features additional offices, two drivethrough appliance bays, a four-bay storage shed and an undercover training area. Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the new station was a welcome addition for the greater Mareeba community. “The station is the heart and soul of the community; it protects the property and lives of the people of Mareeba,” he said.
The event also was an opportunity to recognise the work of fire fighters, with Leading Fire fighter Darryl Chaplain awarded a medal for 25 years service. Mr Chaplain was thrilled with the new station but said he has fond memories of the old station, which was built in 1937. “I love the old station and the history, but we had basically outgrown that facility and there wasn’t space for us to continue to put modern appliances in that station,” he said. “It’ll add to the service that we can provide and it will also help us in times of emergency,” he said. “It’s a culmination of the many years work of all the firies that have come before us to get a facility like what we’ve got now.”
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The day was not only a celebration for fire fighters but for the Mareeba Heritage Centre with an announcement a parcel of adjacent land would be donated to the centre. Ron Blundell from the centre said they had been trying for 12 years to acquire extra land for expansion. “This will allow for the future and next 20 years,” he said. “We won’t go ahead willy-nilly and it would have to be thought out. I’m hoping that one day Mareeba will become a regional museum.” At the opening, Mr Dempsey said the donation would be good for tourism, the community as well as the hardworking Heritage Centre volunteers.
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Govt. takes control of wind farm decision
FROM P1 government is about getting on with the job of reconstructing the economy of Queensland and moving aside red and green tape.” Not everyone is happy with the idea of having a wind farm in the region, with Tablelands Wind Turbine Action Group now turning its attention to the state government. Spokesperson Steve Lavis said the group will lobby the state government to ensure due diligence is undertaken with the proposal. He expressed concern about the effects of the proposed development after Ratch Australia released its draft environmental impact statement.
He said the group was unhappy with inconsistencies within the report and will focus on noise levels, impact on the environment and land devaluation that the possible development might cause. The group has been busy on the ground and has mailed out a survey to every property owner within five kilometres of the proposed site. “Early reports show 90 per cent of people are against the project,” Mr Lavis said. “In the other 10 per cent some are sitting on the fence, but it is still an enormous majority who are against it.” “At the end of the day, we’ve got to trust that they (the government) will make the right
decision for the people that are impacted.” Mareeba Shire Council Mayor Tom Gilmore said the decision was “proper and sensible” and allowed for council to focus on other pressing issues. “Mareeba Shire Council no longer has to concern itself with an enormous industrial estate in the hundreds of millions that would require highly technical consideration in environmental and financial matters,” he said. “Local government sometimes gets jammed into a situation that they ought not to be in. State government has the resources to deal with this properly and with prompt consideration.”
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Mackay Sugar Communications Manager Lorelei Van Dalen presents cane transport safety awareness posters to Julatten State School student leaders.
Physiotherapist Annette Leoni guides men through a Tai Chi exercise at the Mareeba Men’s Shed.
Focus on safety in cane season Mackay Sugar recently launched its 2014 School Cane Transport Safety Awareness Program, with students at Mt Molloy and Julatten State School the first to be involved in talks about the importance of safety during the cane crushing season (May – November). An initiative of Mackay Sugar’s Tablelands Cane Transport Action Plan, the safety awareness sessions included information about the Mossman Mill, the sugar manufacturing process and the various products created from sugarcane, cane transport, and a number of tips on how children, friends and family members can stay safe throughout the season. Mackay Sugar will conduct further school safety awareness sessions in Mossman, Port Douglas and the Tablelands over the coming weeks. Mackay Sugar Communications Manager Lorelei van Dalen delivered the school safety awareness sessions at Mt Molloy and Julatten and said the students had em-
braced the safety messaging and displayed a real interest in learning more about their local sugar industry. “The school safety talks provided the students with a better understanding of Mossman Mill and its cane transport system,” she said. “Unfortunately, we still see children playing on cane railway tracks and jumping on the back of cane train bins; this is a huge concern, so we must do everything we can to ensure children within our community are made aware of the danger associated with these sorts of activities. “The school safety talks are part of a broad community safety awareness campaign employed for the crushing season. The campaign also comprises regular newspaper, television and radio advertisements, road signage, and community newsletters.” The safety awareness material includes posters and an activity sheet where kids can design a safety poster. Four winners will receive a prize for their school.
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Preventing falls in the over 60s By Katherine Kokkonen MEN have come together at the Mareeba Men’s Shed to support one another and learn how to prevent falls in older men. More than 50 men attended the information day, held last Thursday, which coincided with International Men’s Health Week. Six guest speakers covered topics related to preventing falls, ranging from nutrition to exercise and Tai Chi. Organiser Mal Fraser said the friendly environment helped to pro-
mote the benefits of men’s shed while also having the strong message about preventing falls. “The men’s shed is a great place for men to meet and get support, but also to learn about living skills,” he said. “Falls are often something that happens in the community that we can do a lot more to prevent. “A lot of it is commonsense but bringing it all together is helpful and there are specialists in these areas.” Mareeba Men’s shed on Lloyd Street is open Mondays, 9.30am to noon, and all day Thursdays.
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Row over privatision of services sation will go ahead, with the sales dependant on the Liberal Party winning the election next year. Mr Cook supported the privatisation plans as a way of reducing the $80 billion debt, with money from the sales also being funnelled into the $8.6 billion infrastructure fund. Electrical Trades Union Far North organiser Michael Haire said while there might be a one-off financial benefit, privatisation would result in a fall in services and rise in electricity costs. “Anytime we have privatisation you see job loss and service loss and prices rise, this is a result of having shareholders to appease rather than the
By Katherine Kokkonen THE possible sale of state-owned assets has sparked another clash between the Electrical Trades Union and government. The State Government’s budget proposed the sale of certain assets, including electricity generation company Stanwell, in a bid to reduce debt. The ETU has condemned the plan as shortsighted and said it will result in job losses and a decrease in services. Member for Cook David Kempton said voters will ultimately get to decide on whether privati-
Local farmers beating the best
What started as a simple desire to live on a property and grow their own food has developed into a successful breeding and showing program for a couple of local cattle owners. John Contarino and Terry Leary from Gadgarra Murray Grey Stud in Yungaburra have been breeding pure Murray Grey cattle on the Tableland for 16 years. Starting with just 6 heifers, Gadgarra Stud now runs about 80 head of Murray Greys, a breed chosen because of their temperament, and because they are naturally polled and generally calve easily. To gain recognition for the breed, John and Terry have been entering the local agricultural shows for the last 12 years, starting in Malanda and later competing at Atherton and Cairns shows. They have also attended the Beef
tivity and delivery of cost effective and efficient services rather than beating up a scary agenda.” Mr Kempton said if the government did not sell or lease some of its assets it would have to increase taxes and reduce services, which would result in a decline in the quality of health and education services. Mr Kempton said the basis of sale and the service delivery obligations were yet to be determined and there would be standards of delivery to be met. “The Government will not be just throwing consumers to the four winds,” he said.
Terry Leary at the 2008 Atherton Show after winning the McGeehan Family trophy for Best Local Breeders Group.
Expo in Rockhampton. Gadgarra is the most northern Murray Grey stud in Australia with the next closest being near Brisbane. Because there are no other Murray Greys in the north, John and Terry travel to Brisbane to compete in their own breed classes at the EKKA. “One of our best successes was an unex-
pected win of Supreme Murray Grey Champion Female in the breed classes at the Beef Expo in 2009,” said John. “We were also told the judge considered her to be one of the top 3 of all the animals shown there.” John and Terry are preparing now for this year’s run of agricultural shows including the Atherton Show on the July 7 and 8.
Harriet the cassowary dead Harriet, also known as Wattle, a cassowary local to Black Mountain Road in Kuranda was killed after being hit by a truck. Harriet was still alive, but badly injured, when passersby found her soon after she was hit. They attempted to get her to a vet but she died en route to the clinic. Locals who had become fa-
focus being on service,” he said. “Competition might work well with certain products, but not for essential services. If that was the case, why does Victoria and South Australia, with privatised electricity networks, have the highest prices in Australia and profits disappearing overseas?” Mr Kempton questioned the ETU’s assertion prices would rise under privatisation and put the union’s stance down to scaremongering. “Examples in other states indicate that the cost of power to consumers has reduced when supplied by the private sector,” he said. “The ETU should concern itself with produc-
miliar with seeing the cassowary had given her the names Harriet and Wattle. Kuranda Conservation Community Nursery President Margaret Genever said Harriet had a previous injury that may have caused her to blunder into the truck. Ms Genever said the way to decrease incidents of cassowaries dying from car-strike
was for drivers to slow down. “It is usual for cassowaries to cross roads to travel from one place to another,” she said. “They can run if they are scared, but when they are crossing the road they usually do it in a stately march.” Harriet was between 10 and 20 years old and in prime breeding age.
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Advisory group established
Advance Cairns welcomes the Federal Government’s establishment of a Northern Australia Advisory Group, to provide advice to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, the Premiers of Queensland and Western Australia and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory on the development of Northern Australia. The advisory group, headed by former NT Chief Minister Shane Stone includes three Advance Cairns Board members: Chair Trent Toomey and Directors Sandra Harding and Ken Chapman. The 11 person group includes senior representation from right across Northern Australia. “The strong representation from our region demonstrates the capacity and importance of Tropical North Queensland in Northern Australia’s development,” said Advance Cairns Chief Executive Mark Matthews. “The advisory group has a wealth of experience and will provide relevant and useful advice to National, State and Territory leadership.” Advance Cairns has been a strong protagonist for the sustainable development of Northern Australia and will continue to support and facilitate discussion throughout the region and encourage participation from everyone in this important debate. The advisory group announcement comes as the Green Paper on developing Northern Australia was released last week. “The Green Paper outlines the challenges and opportunities for Northern Australia development, and offers a further opportunity to contribute to the shaping of policy for our future,” Mark Matthews said. “We encourage everyone to contribute to debate, to develop robust, sustainable and innovative solutions which support the growth of our region”
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Ergon calls for safe access to meters
“We provide the energy – you provide safe access to the meters”. This is the call from Ergon Energy in light of continuing dog attacks on electricity meter readers across regional Queensland with 152 attacks or near misses in Ergon-serviced regions in
the last 12 months. More than 55 injuries have been sustained from these incidents, an average of more than one injury every week. The statistics have prompted Ergon Energy to reinforce its request for customers to advise if they have a dog on their premises in a bid to reduce attacks and deliver bills that accurately reflect quarterly consumption. “Our meter readers are advised not to enter a property with a dog on the premises unless they are able to confirm that it is safe to do so,” Ergon Manager Regional Services Geoff Bowes said. “This may include checking that the dog is securely restrained or located in a separate area away from the meter box. “This doesn't mean your dog is dangerous, but we cannot take risks when it comes to safety.” An attack on a meter reader in Charters Towers recently highlighted the serious nature of some attacks. “This young lady was in fact set upon by a dog from a neighbouring property, resulting in a serious laceration and hospital treatment,” Mr Bowes said. “The incident highlighted that the community must take responsibility for their animals and ensure that workers going about their normal duties go home safe and uninjured,” he said. By law, Ergon Energy customers have a responsibility to allow safe and clear access to read electricity meters, undertake connection or metering work or perform other services related to the supply of electricity. Customers have been asked to observe the following guidelines to ensure Ergon and the community can work together towards safe and accurate meter reads: • Keeping your dogs restrained or located away from the meter • Using a lock authorised by Ergon Energy to secure your meter box, gates or other property access point • Keeping the meter clear of vegetation, insects, vehicles and other equipment • Relocating your meter box if it becomes inaccessible due to the addition of new fences or building alterations • Checking your most recent electricity bill for the approximate date of your next meter read • Remembering that Ergon may arrange for disconnection where a customer fails to provide access “If you've got an access issue, we can help you identify options suitable for your premises and ensure access to your electricity meters in the future,” Mr Bowes said. Customers should contact Ergon on 13 10 46 during business hours for such assistance, or visit www.ergon.com.au for further information.
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From the first days of its existence almost 14 years ago, Ergon Energy has given customers an opportunity to contribute to the Royal Flying Doctor Service via their power bills. Coupled with staff payroll donations the contributions to the RFDS have now reached $8 million. To mark this achievement, the RFDS has invited Ergon customers who donate to it to suggest a name for the newest plane to be based in Mt Isa. The customer who suggests the chosen name will be a special guest at the official naming ceremony for the plane in Townsville in September. Customers are encouraged to come up with a creative name for this new aircraft and to submit an entry before June 25 by going to the Ergon website at https://www.ergon.com.au/aboutus/community-partnerships/royal-flying-doctor-service/rfsdname-the-plane-competition.
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Mossman Mill processed 25,511 tonnes of cane for Week 4 of the 2014 crushing season, the average CCS was 11.50. The major delay for the week was wet weather, with over three days lost due to rain. Mossman Mill has now processed 70,904 tonnes of cane for the 2014 season. Rain over the weekend has resulted in a shutdown until the weather clears. Crop estimates continue to hold across the mill’s harvesting regions.
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Matt’s ironman challenge By Katherine Kokkonen The thrill of finishing his first half ironman has a Mareeba athlete hooked. Matt Jacob competed in the Cairns Adventure Week half ironman and finished 18th in the 25–29 year age group. He was surprised by how he was able to push himself and completed the race in five hours and seven minutes, last weekend. “Six months ago there was no way I would have even been able to do the swim and now it was heaps of fun and I just loved it,” Mr Jacob said. Not one to rest idle, he is already looking forward to his next race, but said it would be crazy to do the full ironman distance. “It’s going to take me ages to get to the point where my body can handle it,” Mr Jacob said. “The half ironman was hard enough.” The race did bring with it a lot of pain and sore muscles the next day, but the biggest injury he received came from the timing chip. The chip was strapped around his ankle too tightly, but Mr Jacob didn’t notice it until the third leg of the race when he had to stop and readjust it. “As soon as I started running it started grating into my skin around my Achilles heel,” he said. “I didn’t even notice it until I looked down and there was blood in my shoe.” Mr Jacob said his training had prepared him for the pain he would feel during the race, especially during the run. Whenever he hurt he would remind himself that he was competing in a half ironman and it was meant to hurt. “The last two kms were the hardest two ks I’d ever run in my life—it left nothing in the tank,” he said. Mr Jacob will next race an Olympic distance triathlon in Townsville and was hoping to finish the race in less than two and a half hours.
Ironman Broesder By Katherine Kokkonen DRIZZLY weather couldn’t dampen spirits at Cairns Adventure Week events with athletes striving through the rain to the cheers of spectators. Greg Broesder competed in his first half ironman on the weekend and despite pulling up a bit sore after the event he enjoyed the race. Mr Broesder had been training for three months on a two days on five days off regimen to prepare for the three different legs of
the event. “The swim was the hardest part – the water was choppy and revolting,” he said. “The cycle was the best part and I completed it in three hours, 15 minutes.” Mr Broesder considered himself to not be a strong runner, but he said he enjoyed the run leg because the set-up of the event meant the spectators were close to the track. He had his own support team, in his wife and friends, cheering him on. Mr Broesder crossed the finish line in a time of 7 hours 3 minutes. While the wet weather made the day a bit
difficult for spectators, Mr Broesder said it was still a great atmosphere. “When I woke up I wanted to roll over and go back to bed. The weather was disgusting,” he said. “I think the weather might have helped because I was not dehydrating with the heat. It did make it a bit slippery on the road, but it didn’t seem to slow people down at all.” Mr Broesder was unsure if he would compete again next year, but was determined to keep on exercising. “I might do a team event because it is less toxic,” he said.
Sought after label now in Mareeba NORTH Queensland’s newest and most exciting country label is now available in Mareeba, with more store openings on the cards. Since 2012 Pure Dust, has taken the rodeo world by storm and now the label's designer and Mareeba local Sally Blanch, has opened her first retail outlet at Byrnes Street, Mareeba. Pure Dust is a unique style of country wear for all genders and ages and has been seen in rodeos all across Australia. Centre stage at rodeos across Queensland are the Pure Dust Bullfighters, the heroes of the rodeo in Sally’s eyes, who wear the iconic pink and black bull fighting gear. The designer label might be relatively new, but the response from fans around the country has been amazing, Sally said. North Queensland born and bred Sally has the country and horses in her blood. An apprentice jockey at only 15 years of age, Sally was on her way up in the world until a serious race horse accident at 16 left her with brain damage and memory loss. Not one to give up Sally started from scratch and learnt to read, write and ride all over again. Determination saw her through and a few years later she embarked on a business in the fashion industry with swim wear label Sun-A-Wear, winning the swimwear category at the RAQ Fashion Design Awards. Now with more than 20 years of fashion industry experience the Pure Dust label is growing in popularity every day. The label is sold in various outlets all around Queensland with plans to expand Australia wide. The Pure Dust range evokes the essence of the pure country lifestyle. The Pure Dust range includes feminine and eye catching designs in T-shirts, polos, jackets, tank tops, hats and more. With children's designs and men’s apparel also available. Sally says the best is yet to come. "It's the start of a new era in country wear." Come on in and check it out for yourself at 117 Byrnes Street, Mareeba. Open Monday to Saturday.
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Hi folks, Welcome to another edition of Ride. Quite a few months ago, I was talking about local Motocross Rider, Caleb Ward, from Ravenshoe and how he was hard at work training to compete in the National Motocross series. Well his hard work is now starting to Pay dividends. Caleb, who in his first rookie year competing in the MX2 division, has been chipping away and has achieved some good results in the last few rounds. In Murray Bridge he worked hard to secure second place in the second race, which he proved to himself that he had the pace to run with the leaders and turned a few heads. The next meeting was in Western Australia at the sandy Wanneroo track and he won his first two races then scored a third place which gave him the overall class win. What an awesome effort from a local talented privateer and his supportive family. We wish you well in the remaining rounds Caleb. While I’m talking about local riders, Todd Waters had a practice mishap a few weeks ago in the Netherlands and broke his left Tib and Fib, right collarbone and a small fracture in his right hip, so he is obviously sitting out a few rounds of the MXGP while he is recovering from surgery. The other good news is he has already started rehab, so you can’t keep a good racer down for long these days, especially if you ride for a European team who have access to the best of Medical and rehabilitation facilities, so it’s good to hear he is in safe hands and doing well. It’s also that time of the year when all the factories are releasing pictures and specs on what will be their 2015 Motocross bikes and sure there are a few photo shopped pictures of 2-stroke Hondas and Kawasaki getting around on the net, but that was all it was, pictures unfortunately. The new 4-strokes have gone a
few changes here and there but unless you have buckets of cash to keep a 4-stroke race bike prime, I would be looking at the new 2-stroke KTM/ Husqvarna or Yamaha 2-strokes, with way less engine rebuild costs compared to a 4-stroke motor and if you are racing consistently, racing a two stroke is a cheaper way to go. Personally if Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki manufactured 2-stroke Motocross bikes again as well as the 4 stroke range, you would probably see the 4-stroke model drop in sales and the 2-stroke would be busting profit margins. I know that I’m opening a can of worms here with the 2-stroke versus 4-stroke argument, but engine rebuilds these days if you stick to the recommended maintenance program on a 4-stroke will cost you your leftie so to speak. With a 2-stroke engine there are less things to replace on a rebuild which is saving money, and we all need more money if we are racing right? Finally on motocross racing, the local clubs have put their heads and talents together to run a new series for July, called the FNQ Inter Club Development Series. This series will be run at Mareeba, Tully, Ravenshoe and Cairns Tracks and is a positive step forward for the sport in the far north. The clubs are wanting to give the local riders the opportunity to develop their riding skills and have secured the assistance of Glenn Macdonald from MACCA Coaching to run coaching sessions and mentoring riders at each round for a small fee. This is a great way to race a series without travelling a zillion miles and having the coaching at each round is an added bonus. I believe entries need to be finalised soon and more information is available on all the club sites, so jump onto it before you miss out. Be safe and enjoy the RIDE –
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Your Weekly Horoscopes March 21 to Apr 20 Aries
You will take on too much if you aren’t careful. Stick to basics. You may find that your emotional partner will not be too eager to accommodate you. Try to be patient and understanding.
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You must be extremely careful not to let relatives or friends interfere in your personal life. Your involvement in organizational events could open doors to new and exciting opportunities. Aug 23 - Sept 23
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If you keep busy you won’t feel the personal pressures you are going through. Stomach problems could prevail if you haven’t been watching your diet.
You can expect opposition from family as well as colleagues. Be sure to catch up on overdue correspondence and help those you love find solutions to their dilemmas. Romantic opportunities will be plentiful if you get out and mingle.
Oct 24 to Nov 22
You could be emotional if you didn’t take care of problems with loved ones. Don’t hesitate to talk to your partner about rekindling your relationship. There’s lots to be done and if you meet your deadline you’ll be in your boss’s good books.
Nov 23 to Dec 21
Some of that extra energy you have stored up might just be put to good use. You can accomplish the most if you travel for business purposes.
Dec 22 to Jan 20
Promotions will be yours if you have acted professionally in times of crisis. Problems with your partner are apparent. It’s time to let loose.
400 ml coconut milk 3-4 tbs red curry paste 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ tbs lemon juice ½ tbs salt and pepper 1 sliced red chilly (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Toss pumpkin on a baking tray and coat with little oil and seasoning. Roast until tender and golden (approx 25-30 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. 2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a saucepan with ginger, onion, and lemongrass. Gently cook for 5-7 minutes until softened. Stir in the curry paste, roasted pumpkin, stock, and coconut milk (set aside 3 tablespoon of coconut milk). Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes and then fish out the lemongrass. 3. Let it cool for few minutes, and then whizz to puree with a hand blender or in an electric blender in batches. 4. Return to the saucepan to heat. Add salt, pepper, lime juice, and sugar to taste. Sprinkle the reaming coconut milk and serve with scattered red chili, if you like. 5. Easy to prepare, this sweet and spicy Thai pumpkin soup will surely make a satisfying, warming autumn meal or a delicious appetizer for your crisp autumn bash.
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Changes regarding your career direction will payoff handsomely. Try to curb your bad habits. Try to deal with the problems of those less fortunate; however, don’t allow them to make unreasonable demands.
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Don’t evade issues or twist the truth around. Cultural activities will prove to be quite enlightening for everyone. Your personal situation is fluctuating.
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Your health may suffer if you don’t control your present situation. Opportunities to get ahead will be evident. Be careful not to lead someone on if you truly have no interest.
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You really can’t do anything to change matters this week. Don’t push your mate if you want to keep this union going. Include the whole family or those you love. If you haven’t planned a vacation, then at least try to get away for the weekend.
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A birthday celebration not to be missed The Mareeba Theatre Group’s next production for 2014 is a British comedy called ‘Happy Birthday’.
‘Happy Birthday’ takes audiences to an English country setting where the theme of marriage infidelity is taken to it funniest extremes. It’s a compelling romance – an epic tale of deception and misadventure. It becomes an extraordinary journey against a background of uncertain liaisons, intrigue, and deception, where half-truths and outright lies are told with impunity, where mistrust,
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There's three top movies at the Rising Sun Cinema this week. New to town is the hilarious comedy A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, from the same team that gave us the really funny TED. With a top cast that includes Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson, there's plenty of laughter in this topsy turvey tale about the wild west MALEFICENT with Angelina Jollie continues for a second and final week and is a sure winner. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DARGON 2 begins its full run into the school holidays and is brilliant family entertainment.
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It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favourite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognising that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
After Albert (Seth MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) leaves him for another man (Neil Patrick Harris). When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when the notorious outlaw of her husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
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Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life Coordinator Courtney Sullivan challenges locals to get purple for a good cause.
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It’s time to dig deep in your wardrobe for anything and everything purple because we are giving Mareeba and Atherton a makeover this month to raise awareness of Relay For Life! Purple Power Day, held Friday June 20, will promote Tablelands Relay For Life and encourage the community to support the one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We want you to add a splash of purple to Mareeba and Atherton by decorating your workplaces, ofﬁces, schools and eateries in vibrant purple, and inspiring others to get involved. This is something the whole community can take part in - it’s as easy as dressing up in purple, beautifying your shop window, or holding a purple morning tea. Purple Power Day also encourages locals to get a Relay team together and register for the September event. Relay is an 18-hour event involving teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight, to celebrate our survivors, remember loved ones lost, and ﬁght back against a disease that takes too much.
We already have 17 teams registered, which is fantastic result, but we still have room for plenty more! Participating in Relay For Life is a powerful experience that will stay with you for life, and it’ll deﬁnitely be a weekend not worth missing. Aside from the inspirational ceremonies that we hold, we also have a great deal of fun dressing up, listening to entertainment, taking part in early morning exercise classes and most importantly – walking with one common goal. All those who take part in Relay give vital hope to all Queenslanders affected by cancer. So on June 20, why not don some purple clothing, splash some colour around your workplace and help us make a difference in the ﬁght against cancer by raising much-needed awareness. Cancer Council Queensland’s Tablelands Relay For Life will be held on September 13-14 at Davies Park, Mareeba. To register visit relayforlife.org.au or phone Cancer Council’s Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.
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Home is where the heart is for lawyer Five years on Girgenti Lawyers has grown from humble beginnings in Mareeba to one of Queensland fastest growing law firms. DEDICATION and ambition have propelled Pietro Girgenti in the legal world, from a single office in Mareeba to offices in three different locations across the state. Celebrating its fifth birthday Girgenti Lawyers has offices in Cairns and Brisbane, but the heart of the operation remains in Mareeba. “Mareeba has a special place for me because it is the first office and I poured everything into it,” Pietro said. “Mareeba is my hometown and I want to create jobs here and I want the town to keep on growing and have opportunities for people.” He has ensured that Mareeba is the hub by making it the call centre and typing and dictation centre for the entire firm. Mareeba born and raised, Pietro said his biggest achievement in the past five years has been getting his small town practice to compete across the state and become a full service law firm. When Girgenti Lawyers first opened, Pietro was the youngest lawyer in Queensland to open an incorporated law firm. “I’m proud of what we’ve achieved and it inspires me to keep on going and pushing forward,” he said. “Mareeba was the birthplace and the model that we adopted here was what we replicated in Cairns and Brisbane. “We have set the firm up in a way that it is completely networked and it doesn’t matter where I’m sitting I can always service my clients and make sure they are getting that same quality of service.” Girgenti Lawyers aims to be a client’s “lawyer for life” and prides itself on providing a full range of services. Pietro believed the days of having one lawyer try to cover 30 areas of law doesn’t work anymore due the laws becoming more complex. “It doesn’t matter what problem people have; we have a family lawyer, a litigation lawyer – across the whole board, we’ve got it covered,” Pietro said. Pietro described himself as an argumentative kid and was dubbed a bush lawyer. “I was always arguing the point all the time and there was always a comment that I should be a lawyer, so maybe it was only natural that I would enter the legal profession,” he said. While he may have been an argumentative kid, Pietro found his legal passion in commercial law rather than litigation. “I like being involved in something from start to finish and seeing it standing there a couple of years later and knowing I helped with it,” he said. “I get a bit of a kick out of that.” Pietro and all the team at Girgenti Lawyers would like to thank everyone for their support over the past five years.
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Associate Solicitor Commercial Litigation | Corporate Law 2013 FNQ Senior Golfer of the Year Ross Sheehy found his true calling as a Lawyer in the field of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law and, of course, golf on the weekends (a far cry from his early days as a scientist). Ross can assist you in all areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy and corporate insolvency, debt recovery, defamation, employment and workplace disputes, insurance claims, and mortgages, securities and caveats. Ross is committed to his clients and revels in the complexities of the areas of law he covers. Ross thoroughly enjoys assisting people and businesses in resolving various complex disputes all over the region.
Associate Solicitor Litigation Law | Insolvency Law Outside of work David may be a CrossFit athlete, avid adventurer and lover of good books, but when the suit comes on David is one of the most passionate lawyers you will ever meet. He loves and relishes the stimulation that his career in law brings. David thrives on being the person that people can rely on in their worst moments – it is this reward that makes him committed and dedicated to all his clients. A former Barrister from Ireland, David is the newest member of the Girgenti Lawyers team and services clients all over Queensland. David’s areas of practise also include commercial and corporate litigation, corporate insolvency and debt recovery.
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Being a secret saxophone player and ex blues band member might be a far cry from her day job, but it’s these secret passions that help keep Michelle’s life interesting. In her career no two days are the same and that is what Michelle loves most about being a lawyer. That and the fact that she gets to work with other dedicated lawyers and interact with clients from all walks of life. Michelle can assist you with all your conveyancing matters, from residential purchases and sales, to commercial property transactions and agricultural land transfers, water allocation and State land applications. Michelle keeps up to date with our constantly changing legislative framework so her advice to each client is streamlined to their needs and circumstances and focuses on ensuring they benefit from all available transfer duty concessions and government grants.
Solicitor Immigration Law | Migration Agent (MARN: 1461705)
Helping people start a new life in a new country is what John is all about. His rewarding speciality sees him help people from all over the world settle in Australia and he loves it just as much now as the day he started. A focused and passionate lawyer, John started his legal career the same year he got married and welcomed his first child into the world. Nothing like doing everything at once. John handles all types of visa applications from temporary, permanent, business and student visa applications, as well as Australian citizen applications. John will provide you with honest advice tailored to your personal circumstances, review your personal documents, prepare and lodge your Visa application and assist you with all other documentation required to finalise your application. John is only one of two Immigration Lawyers in the local area.
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Interacting with clients and finding innovative solutions to legal matters is what Yvette loves most about being a lawyer. A born multi-tasker, Yvette is not only a lawyer by day, but she is a new mum to her eight-month-old son as well as a competitive gymnastics coach and accredited judge. Yvette has the challenging juggling act of work, family and her favourite pastimes down pat. Yvette is able to assist you with all aspects of property and commercial law, from residential conveyancing to business acquisitions, trust and corporate structures, copyright and patent issues, and employment law.
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Featured packed lifestyle horse property Rarely does a property with such quality attributes such as this one come on the market at such a realistic price. Approximately 15.5 acres of all useable flat fertile land located within 20 minutes of the CBD and school bus service at front gate. The large craftsman built three bedroom plus office home represents the very best in luxury acreage living, featuring expansive open living areas all opening out onto the wide open wrap around verandas, 3 over sized bedrooms upstairs with two bathrooms including an en suite in the master, third bathroom is located downstairs adjacent to the office and servicing the large 16m x 8m in-ground pool and gymnasium. The commercial grade Tassie Oak kitchen is packed with the finest stainless steel European appliances and is sure to entice the chef at heart. The equine facilities are very impressive and cater for all disciplines featuring: • 20m x 58m open sand arena, 4 Horse electric walker, 8 Stables 4m x 4m plus hay storage, 2 Cross tie up bays/Feed tack room, John Deer arena rake, Kubota tractor with front bucket and Greenfield ride on mower. The whole of the land is boundary fenced and divided into 8 electrified paddocks with water in never off short supply being supplied via the two dams and two equipped bores. This property is located in one of Mareeba's most desirable locations and an inspection is highly recommended for those searching
the very best in acreage living. Outdoor Features: • Double Garage, sand Arena, 8 Stables/Large Shed, Double Tie-Up Bay, Feed/Tack Room, 2 x Working Bores, 2 Dams *4 Horse Walker, 8 Electric Fenced Paddocks, 2 Large Day Sheds. For further information and to organise a private view please contact Exclusive Marketing Agent Andrew Rogato 0418 183 444. 4880.com.au/2662731 Address: Mareeba Price: $755,000 Agent: EXCULSIVE AGENT Andrew Rogato Rogato Bros Real Estate Contact: 4092 5255 or 0418 183 444
In Mareeba Industrial area we have two identical lots back to back and at the top of the block. Subsequently there is a three street access. Easy to find, easy to see, can buy both so you have a whole acre to build a drive through shed on it or anything else you desire as this site is zoned Noxious, offensive and hazardous. Contact Elizabeth Bors at Altitude Realty Mareeba on 4092 4100 or 0437 921 648. www.altituderealtymareeba.com.au Address: Price: Agent: Contact:
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Town water and underground power, extra wide roads and amazing views. The blocks on the left hand side overlook dams, and all lots are elevated and feature stunning mountain and bush views. Check us out on the web, www.therise.net.au, we have a huge range of house and land packages to choose from, or design your own. All enquiries are welcome, contact Debbie on 0409 321 000.
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D L O S Breath of fresh air sweeping through the real estate market Alex Srhoj has returned to the real estate game and has joined the team at Ray White in Mareeba. Alex is a born and bred local, who knows first hand the qualities living in Mareeba offers buyers and investors alike. Alex enjoyed two years in the real estate market in 2007 and 2008. He brings with him a new level of trust, honesty and respect. “It can be a difficult time, buying or selling and can be one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life. I guarantee a relationship that is built on integrity, a high level of service and professionalism,” Alex said. Being back in the game since March, Alex brings with him a breath of fresh air to the real estate market, offering new and exciting opportunities for sellers and
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buyers alike. “Every purchase and every property is unique. There are different aspects about every sale and purchase that make it different to the next,” Alex said. “I will make sure we work together to reach the goals we set, either as a buyer or a seller.” Alex has a wealth of local knowledge with a marketing and sales driven background in the advertising and hardware industries. From houses to land, to house and land packages, Alex can help you sell, build or buy your first dream home, or the start of your property empire. Drop in and see Alex and the team at Ray White Mareeba today, situated at 233 Byrnes st Mareeba. Phone Alex on 0403 343 692.
The owners are motivated and want this property sold. The price has been slashed by $100,000. This property will not stay on the market long, hurry to secure it today. Want a change in scenery? This 66.27 acre property could be for you. Located only 30 minutes from Mareeba's CBD, this property boasts business and pleasure. The three bedroom home has a spacious living area with a huge enclosed patio complete with air-conditioning and a cold room. Surrounded by lush gardens and a built in BBQ on the banks of Horse Creek, stunning for those who love to entertain. • Three bedroom, one bath-
in the rewards straight away. room home • Large living area If you have a green thumb and want a thriving business oppor• Huge enclosed patio • Built in BBQ overlooking tunity contact Salvatore Girgenti at Sibi Girgenti Real Estate and stunning creek make this property yours today. • Single carport • 66.27 acre property excellent soils Exclusive to Salvatore Girgenti The property currently con- of Sibi Girgenti Real Estate. tains 25,000 orchids and is situat- Phone 4092 5566 or 0427 775 ed on 66 acres of beautiful sandy 414. www.girgentigroup.com loam soil which is ideal for a huge array of crops. There are several sheds Address: Fumar Road, Mutchilba and barns with Price: REDUCED TO $550,000 some equipAgent: EXCLUSIVE to Salvatore Girgenti ment to mainSibi Girgenti Real Estate tain the propContact: 4092 5566 or 0427 775 414 erty so you can to start reaping
Tucked away in a prized location minutes signature acreage. to town. Come and discover the delights of this magical rural hideaway with beautifully For further information or a private presented fully tiled three bedroom modern viewing please call sole Marketing home sitting proudly on a flat ridge over- Agent Andrew Rogato 0418 183 444. looking the seamless private bush setting. 4880.com.au/2625286 This property will have you fully relaxed with even the sauna posiAddress: Mareeba tioned to capture the privacy of the Price: $590,000 NEG native flora and fauna this property Agent: EXCULSIVE AGENT Andrew Rogato oozes. Rogato Bros Real Estate Let the pictures show for themContact: 4092 5255 or 0418 183 444 selves the special qualities of this
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NEW LISTING • 2 Bush Blocks • House Sites • 22 & 30 Acres • Close To Town • Partially Cleared • Priced To Sell
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At the end of a long private driveway rooms and features a big bay winthis stately home is positioned on top dow and views of the gently sloping of a ridge with picturesque 360 de- landscape through the double sliding gree views of the surrounding coun- doors on to the veranda. There is also tryside taking advantage of the cool a WIR and ensuite with double vaniprevailing breezes. Live the dream of ties, spa and floor to ceiling tiles in the an idyllic country lifestyle in the colo- master room. nial style residence on 45 acres only The main bathroom is also fully 10 minutes from Mareeba. tiled and has a shower/tub and powUpon arrival at the home you are der room. The laundry is set downgreeted by a grand entrance featur- stairs and can be utilised as a sewing ing acid etched glass work around the room/study area with the extra space double door way. it provides. There is also loads of storThe entertainment zones are ex- age space with built-in wardrobes in ceptionally large and include a light the hallways plus additional storage filled formal lounge and dining area cupboards and the garage with has which is complimented by polished internal access to the house and a timber floors and a traditional home secret attic. There are too many exlibrary. The second casual tiled liv- tra special enhancements to list and ing area features an open brick fire to be really appreciated will be seen place. An extensive use of sliding on inspection. glass doors throughout the living arThe property is serviced a 2 megaeas open on to beautiful wrap around litre water licence from the channel verandas that take in the views and a and the paddocks are divided into 4 large entertainment deck with nearby with water troughs, cattle yards, stock gazebo, perfect for family gatherings. loading ramp and horse stables up The high quality, two pack kitchen near the house. set in the heart of the home and deThis is a once in a lifetime opportusigned with practicality and function- nity to secure a rare piece of real esally in mind would inspire any chef. It tate that will be enjoyed by your family is well-appointed with Corian bench in generations to come. tops and an amazing amount of cupboards, pot drawers and bench space Inspections are by appointment with the convenience of a gas cook- only. Please contact sole agent top, dishwasher, wine rack, medi- Sophie Bozzo at Mareeba Property cine draw, island bench and outdoor Office to arrange yours. servery. There are four bedAddress: MAREEBA rooms, all spacious in Price: $875,000 size with carpet, air-con Agent: Sole agent Sophie Bozzo and built-in robes. The Mareeba Property Office master suite is tucked Contact: 4092 1355 or 0428 128 154 away from the other
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Hi Everyone, this gorgeous little blueeyed ginger boy is in a litter of 3 equally adorable kittens. Now that yet another kitten season has arrived, the refuge is receiving many mothers and their offspring, usually just dumped! These babies will be desexed to stop the endless cycle of breeding. Responsible pet owners will be delighted with the choice available. Phone 40923060 for more information.
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JAKUPEC, Tom MOSER, Late of Dimbulah. PassedFranz away peacefully on Saturday the 14th Junepassed 2014 at Mt. Kooyong Late of Mareeba. Sadly away on Tuesday the Nursing 20th of May 2014 at 80 TheYears. Mareeba Hospital, Home, aged Beloved aged 67ofYears. Beloved of Margery and Husband Nada. LovedHusband Father and Grandfather. loved Father of Magda. Brother and Family and Friends are Loved warmly invited to Brotherattend In-Law of Berthold & Evie, Gregor & Anniemarie, a Funeral Service for Tom to be held at The Ludwig (deceased) & Marianne, Bernadette & Seventh Day Adventist Church Martin Avenue Willi and their families in Austria. Mareeba on THURSDAY the 19th of JUNE Family and friends are warmly invited to attend 2014 commencing at 2:00pm. At the conclusion a Celebration of FRANZ’S life to be held in The of the service the Cortege will then proceed to Gardens of The Mareeba RSL on FRIDAY the 13th of Thecommencing Mareeba Lawn Cemetery. June 2014, at 4:00pm.
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CLASSIfieds Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MINING LEASE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITY Mineral Resources Act 1989 – Section 252B Environmental Protection Act 1994 – Section 152 Proposed Mineral Mining Operation Mining Lease Application Number 20741 For a term of 20 years - Mareeba Mining District It is advised that application has been made for a mining lease and environmental authority under the provisions of the above mentioned Acts, for the mining/purpose of silver ore & gold on the following land parcels within the Mareeba Shire Council: Lot 14 on SP250040 and Road Reserve located at approximately 90 kilometres north northwest of Chillagoe. The applicant is: Kay Frances Fitzgerald 100% Date & time Applications Lodged: 7 January 2014, 12:00PM Mining activities to be carried out include: small scale alluvial and hard rock mining operation. Environmentally relevant activities to be carried out include: Resource activity - mining The application documents consist of the Application for Mining Lease together and the application for Environmental Authority. Copies of, or extracts from the application documents, and the endorsed Certificate of Public Notification detailing the location and description of the land applied for (including surface area and access), may be inspected at the Department of Natural Resources and Mines office - 28 Peters Street, Mareeba or may be obtained by contacting the local mines office on (07) 4048 4785. Alternatively copies of the environmental authority application including copies of any standard conditions (for a standard or variation applications for an environmental authority) can be obtained by accessing the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection website www.ehp.qld.gov. au or by contacting Permit and Licence Management by phone on 1300 130 372 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. It is advised that any person/entity may make an objection to the grant of the mining lease, and/or a submission about the application for the environmental authority. The objection/submission period, during which objections can be given, concludes on Tuesday 15 July 2014. A properly made objection and/or submission must be received on or before the last day of the objection/submission period. It must also be made in writing, addressed to: Mines Lodgement Office - Mareeba Department of Natural Resources and Mines PO Box 2266, Mareeba, Qld. 4880 Objections to the Mining Lease application: A properly made objection in respect to the grant of the mining lease is one that: states the grounds of the objection and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds; is signed and dated by each person/ entity (i.e. signatory) making the objection; states the name and address of each signatory. Intending objectors should contact the local mines office on (07) 4048 4785 and obtain the approved objection form or obtain the approved objection form from the department’s website. www.mines. industry.qld.gov.au. A copy of the objection must also be served upon the applicant/s on or before the last day of the objection period at the following address: C/- AMETS, PO Box 913, MAREEBA, QLD. 4880 Submissions for the Environmental Authority application: A properly made submission in respect to the environmental authority application must be written, state the name and address of each submitter and state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds. Intending submitters may contact the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on 1300 130 372 to obtain a submission form or obtain a copy from the departments website. www.ehp.qld.gov.au. Dated at Mareeba, this 10 June, 2014.
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EXPRESS sPORT Tableland Hockey weekend round-up The U6’S and 8’s continue to develop their skills and expertise under the watchful eye of Helen Harris and their parents. With an abundant amount of energy they play a modified game of hockey over 40 minutes which focuses on skills such as trapping, passing and dribbling. Many of these little ones are now eager to play up in the U10’s as their confidence increases. No matter what the weather these eager players constantly thrill the crowd with their guts and determination. The U10 round robin continues to be a great competition for all the teams. With fast turnarounds and pressure on the field all teams are excelling in their skills. Atherton Raiders played off against the Sharks with neither team able to outplay the opposition. Lily Stein, Clayton Meannie, Andrew Earl and Daniel Genge all showed improved skill on the field holding the Raiders out of the box. With a final score of nil all, the leader board is becoming hotly contested. An understrength All Stars took on the Sharks and once again there was nothing between the teams. Jack Fealy and Jordann
Relf supported Robbie Masasso to score the only game of the match. In a fast turnaround All Stars then played the Raiders again with both teams playing a great game. Robbie Masasso again scored the only goal for the All Stars holding out a determined Atherton Raiders 1/nil. The U13 teams enthralled the crowd this week with some fantastic action on the field. Troopers supported by Connor Clair, Bailey Hutcheson and Keelan Boyd overcome the determination of the Scorchers 3/1. Catriona Boyd scored the only goal for the Scorchers in a very plucky and courageous attack on the box. Both teams definitely displayed some great skill and determination not only in the goal box but on the field as a whole. Vikings took on the All Stars which was closely and tightly contested. The teams scored goal for goal for most of the games with J Mc Gowan, Kai Rhode and Ben Lowe putting a goal apiece in the box for the Vikings. Abby Toshach was the player of the match for the All Stars dominant both in the box and on the field scoring the 2 goals for the team; final score 3/1. The U17 games were played in mixed weather. The U13 Rep team showed some great skill and dominance in the goal box heading off a determined Malanda Jaguars. Kyrstal Coleman, Alex Wright and Anita Curcio helped support Megan Wright score the sole goal for the girls. The Boys however were too strong with
Adam Keevers, C Lucey and M Toward all scoring for the boys. With a final score of 3/1 the Jaguars can hold their heads high in what was a great game. In a surprise turnaround the usually dominate All stars went down to the Bombers. Held scoreless the All Stars fought hard till the end and showed great spirit. Special mention to Laura Trezise in the goal box for her valiant effort and determination. The Bombers with the help of Will Coleman, Dan Knowles scored a hat trick of goals between them. Voodoos maintained their right to be at the top of the ladder width a dominated display over the Totally Tilted girls. Rachel Parisie, Alice Phillips and A McDonald dominated the box in a wonderful display of skills. True sportsmanship however overrode the final score with both teams coming off the field acknowledging the determination of all players. In the senior fixtures we again saw some great action from both the ladies and men’s teams. Woteva took on Plastered Vets. The normally dominant Plastered Vets went down to Woteva in an extremely tight game. Carrie DeBruys scored the only goals for the Plastered Vets whilst Louisa Godfrey put two in the box for Woteva. An extremely close game that went down to the wire with a 2/1 victory to Woteva. Shooters and Cruisers went head to head in the final game of the ladies. Jess Finlen and T Shaw both put a goal in the box for
Shooters. Courageous in defence the Cruisers were unable to convert and went down 2/0. Shamrocks took on the Bombers in a real gutsy fight. With an understrength Shamrocks Chris Keating, John Muller and Jason Crear all scored a goal apiece. The Bombers came back with two sharp goals but couldn’t manage to even the scores. Right on the hooter Bombers gave away a corner but the Shed Boss Shamrocks were unable to convert due to the great defensive skill of the Bombers goalie. Final score 3/1 Shed Boss Shamrocks. WhiteKnights faced off against the K9’s in a very tense and thrilling game. Going head to head over the entire 60 minutes there was very little between the teams with a final score of 3 apiece. Michael Ciobo put 2 in the box in a dominant display of gamesmanship supported by Tommy Vidler scoring the third goal for the Whiteknights whilst Bronson Diamond and Jason Lowe scored for the K9’s. Fixtures for June 7, 2014: 2:50 LADIES Field 1 Belair V Cruisers(Plastered Vets): Field 3 Shooters V Pluckers(Woteva): 2:50 MENS Field 2 Knights V U17 Boys Bombers(K9’s): 4:05 VETS Field 3 Woteva V Waterloo(Pluckers): Field 2 Totally Holcim V Plastered Vets(Cruisers): MEN Field 1 Shed Boss Shamrocks V K9’s(Knights): Canteen: 2:50-4:05 Waterloo: 4:05-CLOSE Shooters.
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Mareeba Basketball finals
Lightning strikes at Championships
The Mareeba Basketball winter season competition ended in spectacular fashion at the grand finals on Thursday, June 12.
Mens division Winners Eurostars
Grand final results: Under 12: Winners were the Dragons who defeated the Taipans 18 to 14. Under 14: Winners were the Eagles who defeated the Hawks 35 to 24. Under 16: Winners were the Timberwolves who defated the Panthers 26 to 17. Ladies: Winners were Gummaz who defeated Baiada Steggles 29 to 23. Mens: Winners were Eurostars who defeated Stingrays 40 to 26.
Ladies division Winners Gummaz
Dimbulah Pistol Shoot
Noel Ryan of Cairns and Mal Soutar of Cooktown line up a target.
THE Dimbulah Sports and Pistol club held their 2014 open day at their range on Piermonte Road June 7-9. Seventeen competitors from Dimbulah, Mossman, Mt Molloy, Bowen, Cooktown and Cairns participated, with six ladies and eleven men competing in nine events over the three day meet. Noel Ryan of Cairns took out overall champion shooters award, excelling in the 25M centre fire, 25M Rapid Fire and the black powder 25 while his wife Kerry Ryan took out the 25M women’s pistol and 10M women’s Air pistol. Steve Facsia topped the 10M men’s Air Pistol and 50M Pistol and Ian Armstrong the service 25 yard category. A great weekend was held by all with the majority of the shooters taking advantage of the excellent camping facilities on the range. The Dimbulah club has a great firing range with terrific facilities which are open to the public wishing to try the sport of pistol shooting. For further information, call Tex O’Brien on 4095 5514 or Troy Mostert on 4093 5289.
The under 13 Mareeba Lightning Netball Team worked together to come third at the Netball Queensland State Age Championships. By Katherine Kokkonen
A determined Mareeba team has shown true grit at the Netball Queensland State Age Championships. At their first time at the Championships, the under 13 Mareeba Lightning team overcame their nerves to take out third place in their age category. From June 7 to June 9, more than 150 teams competed over 29 courts in Townsville. Coach Meredith Ford said the girls did
Rising footy stars shine
Jake Rivett, Thomas Squires, George Smith and Dylan Parise were put to the test at the Queensland School Sport Rugby League State Championships, in Mackay.
YOUNG guns shone as part of the Peninsula U18 team at the Queensland School Sport Rugby League State Championships. Dylan Parise and Jake Rivett from the Atherton SHS, Thomas Squires from the Ravenshoe SHS and George Smith from St Stephen's CC took to the field with the Peninsula U18 team at the state championships, last month. The championships, held in Mackay, saw 12 teams from around the state battle it out for supremacy. The Peninsula U18 team were coached by Chey Bird with the team winning two
Erik Wallace, 10 - junior division Year’s in Speedway: 2 years Why you got into Speedway: My dad used to race and it looked like fun Dream Car: Chevy Camaro – yellow with black stripes Favourite racer: Cameron Pearson (Junior racer) Worst crash: Being taken out – bent strut and sheared off steering box
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an exceptional job in a very high level of competition. “They exceeded my expectations,” she said. “They are the comeback kids because they never ever gave up and as a team they kept going until the siren went. “That’s what made them perform so well.” On the back of the phenomenal performance, Ms Ford said she believed the girls will be back in the titles next year.
Maddie Skennar, 11 – Junior division Year’s in Speedway: Just started this year Why you got into Speedway: Because my two brothers race and I thought it was fun Favourite Racer: My borther Ryan Shennar – F500 Worst crash: This is my first meeting so no crashes yet
games and losing two games. The team did not come home empty handed and brought back the Consolation Cup of the Championships. The boys all played well with Jake Rivett getting the Man of the Match for the last game. The boys have all played junior rugby league for the Eacham Junior Rugby League Competition with Dylan playing for Atherton JRL, Jake and George playing for Herberton JRL and Thomas playing for Ravenshoe JRL Clubs. Dylan, Jake and Thomas are in the Atherton Roosters U18 team.
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Matthew Sheerans, 15 – junior division Year’s in Speedway: First year Why you got into Speedway: Because I broke too many bones in Motorcross and wanted to try something different Dream Car: Maloo Holden V8 Ute Favourite Racer: Whincup/Lowndes – 888 Racing Worst crash: Hit the wall in my first race
Bulls forced to dig deep to win
The a-grade bench looks as Mossman Sharks claw their way back in the second half.
Close win for Gladiators
THE Mareeba Gladiators held on to win 38-36 after the Mossman Sharks rallied in the second half to scare the home side. The Gladiators were slow to warm-up in the first 20 minutes of the game, last Saturday, before coming together to lead the game. With 12 minutes to go, the Gladiators were well in front by 20 points before silly errors saw the Sharks rally to within two points. Gladiators Coach Cameron McPherson said the team were happy to come away with the win and the younger players stepped up during the game. Lock Ian King, 18, shared player of the match with centre Tom Hughes and with five teenage players in the Gladiators the team has youth on their side. However, McPherson said the Gladiators will need to work before going up against the Kangaroos, next weekend. The Gladiators have a reputation of playing well on their home ground but not performing at away games. “We need to have a good week and prepare a lot better for an away game,” McPherson said.
“We need to concentrate a bit better. We are under our best when we’re playing away.” The game was preceded by one minute silence in memory of halfback Bill Hornung who played in 1940s and 1950s as part of the all-conquering Mareeba team. In the other Saturday night game, Atherton Roosters were overwhelmed by the Edmonton Storm, losing 36-4. Despite the drubbing, the Roosters put in a brave performance, especially Mike Hauraki, with the team plagued by injury in the second half. At times, the Roosters had only 12 players on the field and no one on the bench, with some players looking to miss upcoming games due to their injuries. “It was definitely a strong second half with a lot of effort and a lot of heart,” temporary Roosters coach Wayde Kidner said. “The first half was quite a good arm wrestle with a few missed opportunities.” Looking forward, Kidner said the team will be working on basic discipline, ball control and completing sets.
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Bulls coach Alex Srhoj’s concerns Saturday’s fixture against the bottom placed Southside Comets was going to be difficult one perhaps did not translate to his players. The Bulls showed their resilience when they were forced to come back from 2 nil down to fight for a dramatic 4-3 win. Due to a light problem, the match was forced to an early 3.30pm timeslot and though the Bulls looked comfortable early on, there was a lack of their normal finesse and touch as a number of clear goal-scoring opportunities went begging. With a home ground advantage, the Comets took a shock 2-0 lead inside consecutive minutes of football, with the home side’s first two shots of the opening 45 minutes finding their way into the Bulls' net. The match then changed gear, as the home side, with the wind at their backs, found some belief forcing the Bulls to find something extra to make a come back. The Bulls started the climb just before half-time with striker Steven Cater getting one goal five minutes before the break.
The teams went into the break at 2-1 to the Comets. The intent from the Bulls was clear from the first whistle of the second half, as Cater scored once again from the kick of the second stanza to draw the scores level. This was followed by youngster Ben Fresta scoring minutes later to put the Bulls in front 3-2. After a clear Comets handball was waved play-on by the referee, the Comets scored off the resulting play to draw level to the amazement and disbelief of Bulls’ players and coaching staff. As the weather closed in and 15 minutes remaining on the clock, the Bulls gave their travelling faithful some reason to cheer with Wayne Srhoj scoring the winner and getting the vital three points for the premiership chasing Bulls. After the match, Bulls coach Alex Srhoj said he was pleased to get the result. However, he lamented the Bulls’ inability to concentrate at vital times. “Any other day it could have 15 nil, but we were not hungry enough. They were and they made the most
of their opportunities; we wasted them, and so we had to fight,” Srhoj said. “We are pleased to come away with the result, but we made it a lot harder for ourselves than we would have liked, but all credit to the Comets, they got some luck and rode the wave and kept coming. “In attack, in defense and in transition, we were just not focused enough across the entire pitch and we nearly paid heavily for it, we will just work harder to make sure it does not happen again.” The Bulls are back at home this weekend against the Innisfail Cutters. They will welcome back a host of players who were away for the Comets’ game, including the Madrid brothers Victor and Julian and defenders Larry Maggio and Anthony Henderson. The Bulls are also expecting to welcome back English duo, Elliot Gardner and Dominic Patterson, who are returning back from their homeland. Games kick off at Borzi Park, Mareeba this Saturday from 1.30pm.
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