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CELEBRATE! Mareeba State High students celebrate their graduation on November 14. Photo by Lauren Kinchela.
Tom’s big plans
By Ryan Groube
ayor-elect Tom Gilmore has moved quickly to temper community expectation about what the new Mareeba Shire Council (MSC) will be able to achieve in its first term. On November 13, the Electoral Commission of Queensland declared Mr Gilmore the winner of a closely fought mayoral race over de-amalgamation champion Mick Borzi. Joining Mr Gilmore on the reformed MSC are councillors-elect Alan Pedersen, Mary Graham, Nipper Brown, Jenny Jensen, Allan Holmes and Karen Ewin. Mr Gilmore began preliminary talks with Mareeba Shire transfer manager Rod Ferguson on Friday to ensure the new MSC has all the necessary information to begin governing
immediately. “I have a number of ideas to put to him in terms of material I would like to be placed before council immediately after they are sworn in, because I don’t want to be wasting time asking for those things after the event,” he said. “Quite frankly we’ve only got two years and we don’t have time to sit on our hands and contemplate. What we have to do is get things rolling which are above and beyond the work that is currently being done in house.” Mr Gilmore said the community needed to be aware that there was going to be an initial period of “austerity” before the new council found its feet. “I want the community to understand there is going to be a period of time over the next couple of years when the council will struggle in terms of its capacity to raise money and its capacity to pay,” he said. “[There will be] a period of austerity
- there is no question of that, we know that, even though we haven’t been given a full handle on the facts and figures.” Each of the councillors echoed Mr Gilmore’s view on the need for quick and decisive decision making and prudent financial management. Mr Pedersen said: “The first two years needs to be about ensuring the council is financial and able to maintain services. Once that has been achieved then we can begin to look at other things.” Business owner Mary Graham said it had become increasingly clear that people had become less willing to invest in Mareeba over the past couple of years. Nipper Brown said he would view the first term of the MSC as a success provided “we are fairly set on a financially viable road.” Incumbent Tablelands Regional Councillor
Jenny Jensen said that the first MSC had been entrusted with “making sure this works”. Cattleman Allan Holmes told The Express that it was vital to ensure staff felt secure and comfortable in their positions as soon as the MSC began operating. “The staff will be our most valuable asset and they need to be confident and secure in their employment and not afraid to give us the right advice,” he said. The final seat on council will be filled by Karen Ewin. Mr Gilmore said he was delighted with his team and said the all possessed the character and the intellect to “make the tough decisions”. Mr Borzi has formally written to the ECQ requesting a recount. Profiles of all the MSC councillors-elect can be found on pages 4 and 5.
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Anna Slaughter (pictured) and her husband Matt donated prize bull Eskwood White Hawk for charity at Mareeba Saleyards on November 15.
The memory of a lost friend motivated the donation of a prize bull for sale to raise money for cystic fibrosis awareness and research The bull, called Eskwood White Hawk, was donated by Anna and Matthew Slaughter from Bowen, and was bought at Mareeba Saleyards by Ingham cattleman Patrick Sheahan for $2300 on November 15. The money was raised on behalf of Supporters of 65 Roses Inc and will go to the Shelley Sheppard Memorial PHD Scholarship, which set up in May and enables cystic fibrosis research at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. Ms Slaughter was a longtime friend of Ms Sheppard, who lost her battle with cystic fibrosis in 2012. The donation of Eskwood White Hawk was done in Ms Sheppard’s honour, said Ms Slaughter. “I knew Shelley since I was a little girl and I really wanted to do something in her memory,” she said. “About three weeks ago I got the idea and put it up on Facebook offering the bull for donation, I had about 400 hits in a week which was wonderful. We’re really glad that someone has opened up to this idea and bought this bull for charity.” Mr Sheahan said he was more than happy to purchase the bull in order to raise funds to combat cystic fibrosis.
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High point for local singers By Boyd Robertson
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Appearing at the prestigious Champion of Champions festival in Brisbane over November 9 and 10 was just one step on the journey to country music superstardom for two Tableland singers. Walkamin Country Music Club members Rebecca Nethery, 16, from Chillagoe, and Jacynta’Lee Glaspy, 20, from Malanda, both placed second in their respective categories at the festival, which features aspiring performers from all over the state. Jacynta’Lee delivered renditions of It Happens by Sugarland
and If You Can by Tammy Cochrane while Rebecca, who performed in the Junior 13-18 Girls section, sang Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift. Rebecca “made the song her own” during her performance. “I definitely had my own spin on it,” she said. “I didn’t do it like Taylor, I sang it much lower, I changed a few of the words and changed some of the notes.” Despite both coming second, the girls agree that even appearing the Champion of Champions counts as a win. “Getting a second at Champion of Champions is really good for
promotion and showing people what you can do,” Rebecca said. Jacynta’Lee agreed. “You have to be invited in order to attend so just to even get there is pretty big,” she said. Rebecca, who will soon be finishing Year 11, will continue playing at parties and at the Chillagoe Hotel for the time being. Jacynta’Lee now has her sights set on the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2014, in addition to returning to the next Champion of Champions and claiming first place, in addition to entering the Starmaker talent search competition.
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Deputy Mayor Evan McGrath lays a wreath at the Remembrance Day service in Mareeba on November 11. Inset, digger Vivian ‘Bill’ Hunter.
A man who proudly served his country and his adopted community of Mareeba will no longer have to endure the indignity of lying in an unmarked grave. Across the nation on November 11, Australians in their droves remembered fallen war heroes with about 60 people attending a Remembrance Day service in Mareeba. Even with the strong turnout, the individual stories of diggers like Vivian ‘Bill’ Hunter – a larger-than-life man with a big moustache and an even bigger hat – are beginning to fade. Mr Hunter enlisted in the army on October 7, 1941 where he served with the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) as a Lieutenant. One of his postings during World War II was in Cairns as first mate of the small ship Qastina as part of the RAE 16 Australian Small Ships Company. Working under the supervision of the Navy, the crew would ship out on missions to find and disable mines. Mr Hunter married Esme Moore in Brisbane in 1944 with the couple moving back to Cairns prior to his discharge on February 8, 1945. After the war, Mr Hunter did a stint with the Cairns Shire Council before the couple slowly headed west, first settling at a defunct dairy farm at Kuranda before continuing on too Mareeba. At Mareeba they settled at a house on the corner of Kowa and Lerra streets where they raised two children, Alan and Florence. While living in Mareeba, Mr Hunter established a small civil engineering business Mareeba Maid out of a shed in Walsh Street with most of his work coming in making equipment used in the tobacco industry. A regular at the Mareeba Rodeo, Mr Hunter served a stretch as president in 1957, before his untimely death in 1962, aged 52.
William Hunter, the son from Mr Hunter’s first marriage to Monica Close, found out that his father was lying buried in an unmarked grave and felt his dad deserved better. “I spoke to my family and we decided to try to get the War Graves Commission to put a headstone on his grave, and if they wouldn’t agree, we would see what we could do,” he said. “The War Graves [Commission] agreed without any argument. They said the brass plate has been made and the headstone will be in place next February. “Members of my family intend to come up to Mareeba next April or May for a suitable, simple, grave-side ceremony.” Mr Hunter said he hoped his father’s other two children, Alan – who served as a bombardier in Vietnam – and Florence would be able to attend the ceremony. A spokesperson from the Department of Veterans Affairs said that it was not uncommon for those that have served their country to lie in unmarked graves. The spokesperson said the department provides about “4000 official commemorations” each year and that a contractor had been employed to complete Mr Hunter’s headstone. Mareeba resident John Stephenson got to know Mr Hunter after his father offered him a place to camp during a Mareeba Rodeo in the early 1950s. “My Dad and Bill had an association for a number of years. I was 17 or 18 at the time so I was busy doing other things but I do still remember him as a real rough, knockabout bloke who had a moustache and a big hat,” he said. “I think anyone who served our country in war deserves to be recognised in some way.” The plaque Mr Hunter will be buried under will bear an inscription citing his rank, the division he served with, a list of family and his date of death.
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ALAN PEDERSEN Alan Pedersen says he can’t wait to get to work rebuilding the Mareeba Shire after all the “hype” surrounding the election, and the de-amalgamation referendum before that. The former Tablelands Regional Councillor, who runs a 45,000 hectare cattle property as well as a gold mine on the Mitchell River north west of Cairns, was the top vote-getter at the November 9 election. Mr Pedersen had originally said he would not contest the election but was persuaded by mayoral candidate Mick Borzi to run as a member of his team. “The reason I ran was to see the job through and to steady the ship over the next two years,” he said. “We need to put down an effective organisational structure straight away and our focus needs to be on core business for the first two years – there won’t be too much funding for warm and fuzzy things. “The most rewarding part of being a councillor for me has always been about the nuts and bolts of making the thing work and I am really looking forward to this challenge.” Mr Pedersen said he was also mindful of the need for the new MSC to represent all the communities within its boundaries, not just Mareeba and Kuranda. He also said that he was disappointed Mr Borzi fell just short in
Tablelands Regional Councillor Jenny Jensen will make the transition to the Mareeba Shire Council on January 2, 2014. Elected as a divisional councillor for Kuranda for the first term of the Tablelands Regional Council in 2008, Cr Jensen was returned at the 2012 TRC election. Having made a late decision to put her hand up for a seat on the Mareeba Shire Council, Cr Jensen finished fourth in the voting at the November 9 MSC election. December 31 will mark her final day as a TRC councillor, two days later on January 2, 2014, she will be sworn in as a councillor with the Mareeba Shire. Cr Jensen said the biggest challenge facing the new MSC was to unite the community while at the same time having to be
financially disciplined. “I think the community understands that we won’t have the money for major projects and major initiatives,” she said. “People will need to accept that not everybody will be getting what they want and that is just part of what goes with it [de-amalgamation].” Cr Jensen said one of the things that she loved most about the communities within the Mareeba Shire was how passionate its residents are. “I love that our communities are passionate but I also do not like seeing our communities in pain,” she said. “We have reached a time when it is now the moment to move on and for the whole Shire to realise that if we are going to make this work we have to do it together.”
the Mayoral race against Tom Gilmore. “For a bloke that worked so hard for this shire I feel a little let down and I am sure that Mick feels the same way,” he said. “I would have loved to see him there to finish the job.” Mr Pedersen said despite him running on the opposing team to Mr Gilmore and the majority of councillors-elect, he was confident they would form and effective and efficient council.
Nipper Brown says he intends to be a councillor for a long time and is looking forward throwing himself into the job. A long working history of management roles within Telstra has made Mr Brown familiar with reading legislation and operating within regulations but he concedes it will be a steep learning curve. The leading vote-getter of four councillor-elects from Tom’s Team, Mr Brown said: “I am terribly humbled by the amount of faith people have shown in me.” “I consider myself a level-headed person who will call it how I see it and tell people the truth even if they might not always like it. “It is going to be a big challenge but what I can promise is that I will always do
the best that I can for all the region’s ratepayers”. In addition to running beef cattle and an earthworks business, Mr Brown is a contractor working as the manager of landfills for the Tablelands Regional Council. On January 1, 2014, that contract will transfer to the Mareeba Shire Council until its expiry in July 2014. Mr Brown said he welcomed Mayorelect Tom Gilmore’s decision to appoint a probity auditor to oversee the tender process for contacts where their may be deemed to be a conflict of interest. “I welcome that the probity auditor will oversee it [the next transfer station tender process]. I don’t want to be a part of anything that is not above board,” he said.
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MEET YOUR NEW MAREEBA COUNCILLORS ALLAN HOLMES Allan Holmes has vowed to act as a spending “handbrake” to ensure the reformed Mareeba Shire Council lives within its means. Mr Holmes came to Mareeba in 1976 through a transfer in his job within the Beef Cattle Branch of the Department of Primary Industries. He disputes that he has been in the Shire long enough to be considered a local but says his three adult sons, all of whom were schooled in Mareeba, certainly are.
After finishing with the DPI, Mr Holmes began a consultation business developing cattle properties in Cape York. He still owns a cattle station at Chillagoe and was the former chair of the Cape York branch of the Cattleman’s Union. Mr Holmes said elements of his role with the union and as a consultant had given him a good understanding of financial management and how government operates. “I know what it takes to run fairly big businesses and one of the first things that you learn is that if your financial management is slack then you are in seri-
ous trouble,” he said. “For me it is about getting the council on the right path. The big test of our success as a council won’t come at the first budget or even the second budget. I think we’ll get a fair indication of how we are travelling at that third budget [the final one of the abbreviated MSC term].” Mr Holmes said it was pivotal the new MSC bedded down its organisational structure as soon as possible and give its staff a measure of security. “The staff have been in a state of flux for a long while now. The new council will be relying on them so it is important that they feel safe in their jobs,” he said.
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A working life in the public eye has been attributed to political rookie Mary Graham’s success at the Mareeba Shire Council election on November 9. Ms Graham finished a clear second in the race for a seat on the new Mareeba Shire Council securing more than 5000 votes. Born and bred in Mareeba, Ms Graham grew up on a tobacco farm on the Walsh River before working her way through the ranks to second-in-command in a 26-year career at Coles. For the past five years, Ms Graham has run Mareeba News and said her regular dealings with the public had helped during the election. “I think being a local and being approachable had a lot to do with it [being elected],” she said. Ms Graham said since she had been in the newsagency business she felt as though the Shire had gone backwards. “It is different now to when we first started five-and-a-half years ago,” she said. “The money just doesn’t seem to be in the town anymore and we need to start bringing investment and jobs back into the area. “I have been elected to work for the good to this Shire and my ultimate goal is to make sure we get it moving again.” A member of Mick Borzi’s ‘Your Team’, Ms Graham said she was confident of being able to work effectively with the four members of ‘Tom’s Team’ as well as the Mayor-elect Tom Gilmore.
The final seat on the Mareeba Shire Council has fallen to Natasi's Cafe owner Karen Ewin, who pipped Kay Hastie by less than 100 votes. Born and raised in Gordonvale, Ms Ewin came to Mareeba in 1992 after making a series of pit stops in small towns out west as well as those on the southern Tableland. Eventually, the Ewins choose Mareeba as the place to settle and raise their three children. Ms Ewin said she wanted to return the Mareeba Shire as an area that attracted families and businesses. “If people have confidence in an area they will come to an area and that is where I think we [the Mareeba Shire] need to improve,” she said. In a diverse career, Ms Ewin has worked as a legal secretary, for Education Queensland, at a real estate agent and for the former Mareeba Shire Council predominately in administration roles. Ms Ewin believes the skills she has learnt within a range of organisations, and as a small business owner, gave her a good base of skills to be a councillor. While Ms Ewin agrees the first term of the Mareeba Shire will be primarily focused on financial management, she is looking further down the track. “I am not viewing this as a two year job,” she said. “Sure there are going to be some things that go on the back burner first up. Like in all businesses, you need to be able to prioritise but it is important you don't forget to look to the future.”
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ENTSCH SPEAKS OUT FOR AUSTRALIAN GRAZIERS
THE Coalition Government’s commitment to supporting the live export industry has been reaffirmed in Parliament this week. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch took an opportunity in Question Time yesterday to highlight to the Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, the plight of livestock cattle exporters in his electorate who were “severely compromised” by Labor’s sudden ban on live exports to Indonesia in 2011.
Mr Entsch asked: “What action is the minister taking to deliver a sustainable livestock export trade that increases economic returns to farmers and exporters in the long term?” In his response, Mr Joyce acknowledged Mr Entsch’s concerns and said that Labor’s knee-jerk response “personified what the former government was about”. “It was a sad day indeed when we woke up and found out that the country was not actually being run by the Labor government; it was being run by Four Corners — when we found out that one of our closest trading relationships, one of
our most important partnerships, had been basically taken through the mud by reason of the rash and irrational actions of a government that just could not come to grips with the hard decisions.” Mr Joyce said it was important to recognise that from the moment the opportunity came to assist the industry, the Coalition “put their shoulder to the wheel” and traveled to regional areas to meet with the people who were suffering from a situation not of their making. “We had to do what we could within our power to try and assist,” he said.
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Latest labour force data shows positive changes for the Far North
DAVID Kempton, Member for Cook, has said the latest labour force data released today is a sign of “bigger and better” things to come for residents in the Far North. The data, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, found that the Far North statistical region enjoyed a 1.5 per cent drop in the unemployment rate, the largest decrease by percentage in all 13 work force regions across the State for the year to October 2013. It also showed a 2.8 per cent increase in the number of employed people for the same time period. “That means 3,800 extra Far Northerners have joined the workforce in the past year which is a very positive sign of improving confidence in our local economy,” Mr Kempton said. “While there is still a lot of work to be done, these latest figures are direct evidence that we are enjoying positive changes long overdue for the people of this region. “At 7.7 per cent, our unemployment rate is still far too high but we, as a Government, and as a community, are making inroads. “Since starting in office, the Newman Government has seen more than 33,000 jobs created in trend terms and around 32,000 in seasonally adjusted terms. “All politics aside, this shows that our plan to grow a four-pillar economy is working with Queensland having the fastest growing economy of all the Eastern States.” Mr Kempton said Queensland had experienced the strongest increase in trend employment of any state or territory in October, with 4,200 jobs created. “Trend employment has now increased in 12 of the last 13 months,” he said. “We have now set our sights on a dramatically reduced unemployment rate of 4 per cent and we remain strongly committed to that,” he said.
K O W A N YA M A HEALTH CENTRE: OFFICIAL OPENING
Kowanyama’s Mums n Bubs Family Health Centre was officially opened by Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Robert Holness and Apunipima Cape York Health Council Chair Thomas Hudson on Thursday 14 November at 11 am. The Kowanyama Health Action Team, which liaises with Apunipima on the health needs of the community, has named the new facility Atharpuch (ART – AH – PUTCH) which means ‘children’.
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The event featured speeches, a traditional smoking ceremony and a barbeque luncheon and was attended by a range of health, government and community stakeholders. Atharpuch will operate solely as a health promotion and education centre until clinical arrangements are finalised. Until that time, clinical appointments will continue to take place in the Queensland Health facility. CEO Cleveland Fagan said the official opening marked an important milestone for Apunipima. ‘We are pleased and proud to have officially opened Atharpuch. Investment in health infrastructure in Kowanyama and the Cape is critical to improving the health of residents and we acknowledge the contribution of the Australian Government’s Health and Hospital Fund which enabled the refurbishment of Mums n Bubs building.’ ‘Atharpuch has a special room for the Kowanyama Health Action Team to meet and discuss the health needs of the community and share those needs with us. This is bricks and mortar support for the principle of community control which see the community owning their own health solutions.’ Mr Fagan said the Centre was being opened in line with community protocol and Apunipima’s Family Health, Men’s Health and Healthy Lifestyles Teams would be working with community over the coming months to ensure Atharpuch programs meet local health needs. ‘Apunipima runs a range of fantastic health promotion programs including Mum n Bubs Group, Antenatal Clinics and Classes, Men’s and Women’s Groups, Healthy Eating and Cooking Classes, Tackling Smoking and many more. We are in the process of planning our service schedule to best meet the needs of the Kowanyama community.’ Atharpuch is a former Queensland Health facility which was known locally as the Mums n Bubs Clinic. Apunipima acquired the lease in 2012 and spent a number of months refurbishing the building. The facility will host Apunipima, Queensland Health and community programs, meetings and initiatives.
JENSEN COOKS OFF AGAINST MAYORS
FAR North Queensland Mayors and sporting figures faced off in a battle of culinary skills during the Tropical Omelette Cook-Off in Cairns on November 13. Football hero Rod Jensen, representing the Tablelands, was awarded the Silver Whisk - tasty, very healthy, and hot to trot with a dash of fresh chilli. Other contestants included Cairns deputy Mayor Terry James, Cassowary Coast Mayor Bill Shannon and Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott. The Mayors and Rod used all local produce supplied by farmers in the Taste Paradise Food Network. Fiona George from Taste Paradise delivered a stunning banquet of produce for our Civic Chefs. The event was broadcast live via You Tube and aimed to encourage small business and community organisations to register for free information and face-to-face mentoring sessions around how to use online opportunities.
Sporting venues rival beaches as sunburn hotspots With the weather warming up and end-of-year break in sight, Cancer Council is warning all Queenslanders to get savvy about sunburn – stats show it doesn’t only happen at the beach.
Tinaroo looking for new management By Ryan Groube The State Government is set to relinquish the management of the under performing and underutilized Lake Tinaroo Active Recreation Centre (ARC). For the past decade, occupancy at the recreation centre has hovered at about 25 per cent with expenses outstripping revenue by more than $500,000 each year between 2004 and 2008. Invitation to Offer documents have been sent to three organisations and
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site inspections are under way. Deputy director-general of Sport and Recreation Services for the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Richard Watson said offers for management of the centre were due by the end of the month. “Lake Tinaroo Active Recreation Centre is not for sale. The Queensland Government is inviting external organisations with a proven track record in managing similar centres in Queensland to apply to manage the Lake Tinaroo ARC,” he said.“This decision secures the future of the Lake Tinaroo
TRC quiet on tower drama The Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) has refused to disclose the details of an inspection of Chillagoe’s television transmission tower prior to an independent audit of the facility. Divisional councillor for Chillagoe Gaye Taylor is furious that she wasn’t informed about a visit by a technician from contractor N-Com on November 2. Chillagoe residents have made a series of complaints to the TRC this year following the upgrade of the tower from analogue to digital including: sound and image being out of sync, not being able to pick up most channels and the screen freezing intermittently. At the request of Cr Taylor, the TRC agreed to contract an auditor to inspect the upgrade at the retransmission facilities. Cr Taylor believes the site inspection has compromised the integrity of the audit. “I haven’t been able to get a straight answer about what has happened but apparently they [N-Com] had a I GAQL 7 1 8and _ 1they 8 1just 1 1happened 3 . p d to f goPtoaChilge technician in 7Cairns
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What comes after High School? By Boyd Robertson Life after school. It’s an abstract concept for most teenagers but it has now become reality for the Tableland’s former Year 12 students, who stepped out of their school gates and into the adult world on November 15. They join about 48,000 other Queensland students that left school last week. Watching them go are the teachers that have guided them through the last five years of secondary school. Most school leavers are currently kicking back in Schoolies Week in party destinations like the Gold Coast and Airlie Beach. Once the euphoria (and hangovers) of Schoolies wears off, however, it will be up to these young adults to figure
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(from left) Graduating Mareeba State High students Tiana Spena, Selena Anziliero, Lisa Nastasi and Alessia Aloia.
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Most glamorous event on calendar By Boyd Robertson The end of school for the Tableland’s Year 12 students last week also came with the most glamorous event on their social calendars – the endof-year formals. The Express pegged out a spot on the red carpet at both Atherton State High School (ASHS)’s and Mareeba State High School (MSHS)’s events, snapping the most gorgeous dresses, sharpest suits and most memorable entrances. Although MSHS students had their fair share of eye-catching rides to Mareeba International Club, the ASHS formal in that school’s hall proved to have a the greatest variety out-there entrances. Souped-up muscle cars, horse-drawn carriages, mobility scooters, humble panel vans and even a prime mover all ferried attendees to the ASHS hall’s entrance, but the most memorable of all had to be Atherton girl Trista Cozens’s arrival atop a litter carried by shirtless, musclebound male servants. Trista said she was “a little scared” but mainly felt safe atop her regal perch, given that her carriers consisted of her boyfriend Kale Querin, brothers Kevin, Shane and Jessie Cozens and close friend Ben Henderson. Decked out in a scintillating blue dress from Sunny Girl in Cairns, Trista said the other girls at the formal all looked “stunning.” “Everyone has been looking forward to the formal for so long,” she said. “We’ve all had a lot of fun getting dressed up.” Turn to page 15 for shots of the Atherton State High School, Mareeba State High School and St Stephens Catholic College formals.
Trista Cozens (centre) flanked by loyal servants Kevin Cozens, Shane Cozens, Jesse Conzens, Kale Querin and Ben Henderson at the Atherton State High School formal.
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Welcome news for Mareeba High School MSHS principal Jo Soothill said the school was “in a much better SUCCESSIVE grants position now then we of more than $100,000 were” but that regular from the State Govmaintenance on such a ernment will clear a large school was an onmaintenance backlog going commitment. at Mareeba State High “For a facility this School (MSHS). size the cost of mainteMember for Cook nance is significant. A David Kempton ancoat of paint lasts about nounced that $150,000 10 years and we have had been allocated more than 26 buildto MSHS as part of Member for Cook David ings,” she said. the Advancing Our Kempton with Mareeba “This program is Schools Maintenance State High School principal assistance us with Fund during a site visit Jo Soothill. the backlog of varion October 12. ous maintenance tasks The money will be used to clear concrete trip hazards, replace tattered carpet which have been outstanding for a period and put a fresh layer on paint on the most of time. Member for Cook David Kempton weathered of the school’s buildings. It follows a grant of $160,000 allocat- said the sad reality was that the funding ed to MSHS through the program in 2012 boost was needed because many schools which was used to improve security at the in the electorate had suffered from “years of neglect”. school as well as fix the sports oval. By Ryan Groube
Down the (native) garden path.... October-November is the dry season, and this year it has well and truly lived up to it’s name. But the amazing thing is, no matter how dry it is, there’s just so much happening in our native gardens here at Yuruga. So come with us for an amble down our Yuruga garden paths at the moment. Firstly, the number of plants in flower is quite astonishing... White Oaks with their showy white flower spikes and glorious bronze foliage, White Cedars with their delicately scented lavender flowers, Silky Oaks loaded with bright orange toothbrush flowers, Cadaghi Gums and Bamaga Satinash with great big bunches of fluffy white flowers, Bat’s Wing Coral Trees and Flame Trees which shed all their leaves for a brilliant display of bright red flowers, native Cassias dripping with large yellow racemes, Melaleuca Snowstorm (guess what the flower looks like!), grassy clumps of Matt Rush with beautifully scented flower spikes, and Native Fuchsias (Graptophyllums) loaded with so many dark red flowers that the leaves are totally obscured. Just fantastic! Then there’s the fruit. Palm Lilies with bright green foliage and glorious bunches of contrasting glossy red fruit, the Potato Vine dropping large white fruit on the roof of the tin shed (bang!), the Fibrous Satinash with bunches of juicy bright pink berries which make the best jam (trust us!), the Blush Satinash loaded with showy bunches of white fruit, Hairy Figs loaded with bright orange fruit, Sandpaper Figs full of furry green fruit and the Poplar Gum (Eucalyptus platyphylla) a deciduous gum tree which loses its leaves when it flowers. And finally there’s the birds. As well as our permanent residents (Yellow Honeyeaters, Brown Honeyeaters and pretty little Gerygones), there’s glorious Sunbirds, Red-Backed Wrens and Double-Barred Finches, friendly Rufous Fantails, the melodic Grey Shrike-Thrush, fantastic Red-Wing Parrots, and flocks of excited Fig Birds. And the raucous Channel-Billed Cuckoo is back again announcing (rather loudly) that, yes, it will rain again soon. One of the beautiful things about this time of year is the glorious floral carpets covering the ground beneath the trees... lavender carpet under the White Cedars, yellow carpet under the Cassias, white carpet under the Bamaga Satinash, red carpet under the Flame Trees, and maroon carpet under the Fuchsias. Just so pretty! The countryside might be as dry as a bone, but the garden is full of colour, activity and song. No wonder we love our native gardens.
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House of Chia owner Shirley Greenwood with a handful of locally-grown chia seeds.
Superfood grown here on Tableland By Boyd Robertson A new health food craze is sweeping the international market, and you can get the only locally-grown version right here in Mareeba. House of Chia on Byrnes Street is run by natural therapist Shirley Greenwood and specialises in the seeds of the chia plant, a species of flowering mint originally from Mexico. The small, dark seeds go for about $25 a kilogram and are jam-packed with protein, fibre and anti-oxidants. Critically, they contain more omega-3 fatty acid per gram than raw salmon and are also gluten-free and non-allergenic. These attributes have recently brought chia much attention from health food enthusiasts in the United States. Ms Greenwood, who opened House of Chia in early October, has been growing about 10 hectares of chia for three years at Dimbulah and is the first to grow it in Queensland. She is also the only producer in the world to harvest the plant’s flowers, which she uses to create chia-infused teas, as well as incorporating the seeds into baked goods and selling them straight for use in smoothies. Ms Greenwood said she wasn’t afraid to take the risk of establishing the House of Chia in Mareeba, seeing a niche in the town’s nutritional market. “We’re a very multicultural town here in Mareeba, we have a lot of different histories and food types like Italian and Asian – but what we don’t have is many
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John and Adriana Raso are at it again confirming they are one of the best Tyrepower put lets in the country. At the annual presentation night held at SeaWorld on the Gold Coast Saturday, November 9, 2013, the couple collected another two awards to add to their already brimming trophy cabinet. John was ecstatic when he was awarded best overall presentation for both the North Queensland region and the Queensland region. John said “you don’t go out looking for these awards but when they come your way they are much appreciated”, “it shows that we are doing something right”. The Country wide competition is held every year in recognition of the hard work all franchisees put into their businesses. Tyrepower Mareeba is situated at 143 Walsh Street Mareeba and can be contacted on 4092 3300.
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It’s early morning and as you sip on your cuppa, you are wondering what the weather man on the telly last night was on about with his clear skies forecast. Dark grey rain clouds are looming in the distance and your trying to work out that if I leave now, maybe I can beat it without getting wet? Fat chance. This is the tropics, and with the wet season approaching, 9 out of 10 your going to get caught out in it, so don’t let rain stop you from your ride, just kit up for the wet and get out there and enjoy riding. Ok, let’s talk about some wet weather gear tips that might help you from getting soaked. Hopefully you have some riding gear already like riding boots and a jacket, both should be ok in a passing shower, but after a while the water will be absorbed and everything gets heavy. If your jacket is leather, give it a good clean and apply a good coat of waterproof leather conditioner, same with your boots, and if you have vented boots like me, just put shopping bags on your boots – works for me. Rain suits work fine, but I prefer to feel unrestricted, so I just have the basics. Waterproof gloves are a good investment and so are waterproof pants that you can slip on quickly with your boots on. If your wearing a Fabric jacket, then waterproof spray will be your friend and re-apply after washing. Basically you are going to get wet, it’s only to what degree that varies. Now to tyres. Let’s keep it simple. Have a good look at them like the tread depth, correct pressure, crack-
ing and how they are wearing. If they look suss replace both of them at the same time and buy quality tyres, as they are the things sticking you to the road. If you need any advice on tyres or wet weather gear, the local businesses in the know will get you sorted. The events calendar is thinning out this time of the year with the Motocross season wrapping up for the year, but keep a lookout for practice days in Mareeba, Ravenshoe and Cairns, that will be happening from time to time during the wet season. The Far North Road Racing Club are having a come and try/ ladies day/ practice day, out at Mako trac, Springs Road, Mareeba, on Saturday, November, 30. You can get more info off their website www.fnqroadracingclub.com. au. At this stage I have no idea if the Toy Run is on this year, which brings me to question the Gestapo Government’s new Bikie laws. Personally I think that it is my right to choose who I ride with, and with how many mates I choose to ride with, and I sure as hell will not be informing the Police hotline that we are out riding and where we are going. I am aware of groups of motorcyclists that have been stopped, questioned, and photographed for no reason just so they can establish a data base on motorcyclists. This also happened in Townsville when a group of riders were stopped by Police while they were riding in a funeral Procession, that is just not on in my book. Until next month, enjoy the ride! Cheers, Andrew.
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Tableland Electrical Service has had a name change and an extensive re-brand to Laser Electrical Mareeba, which better highlights their precision work in the electrical industry. For more than 20 years the team have continuously strived to make the most of business opportunities to ensure their clients experience the best possible customer service available from an electrical contractor. In their commitment to being number one in this field they have moved the business up a notch by becoming a part of the Laser Electrical Group – this means more benefits for all our clients. Membership of the Laser Electrical Group is by invitation
only, which in itself is an indication of the outstanding reputation that this local company has developed in the industry. Owner, Joe Marinelli, has been with the company since starting his apprenticeship in December 2000 and in 2009, Joe and his wife Ayleen took over the long established business. The change by no way means a change in ownership or management of the company. “We will still retain the same individual autonomy but are now able to take advantage of the considerable benefits of membership that this exclusive Group offers”. said Mr Marinelli. “For all our valued clients, you’ll come to see that the changes are largely cosmetic. Even though our visual identity will change to Laser Electrical Mareeba, you will continue to deal with the same people as before, offering expert pro-
fessional and friendly service. For our part, our decision to become Laser Electrical Mareeba empowers us to make that service as comprehensive and as professional as possible”. Laser Electrical Mareeba specialise in all electrical work across a variety of industries that include domestic, commercial, industrial, mining and also cover rural areas. The team offers maintenance and services, air-conditioning and ventilation, home theatre audio and automation, hot water systems, lighting designs and a 24 hour emergency call out service and much more. No job it is to big or small. Reap the benefits and give the team a call today. Phone (07) 4092 4146 or visit them at 99 Vaughan Street, Mareeba. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their new website at mareeba.laserelectrical.com.au
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Look out for yourself this week. Stay mellow. You should make special plans for you and your lover. Your mind will be wandering to exotic destinations.
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One of the most eagerly awaited movies starts at The Rising Sun Cinema in Mareeba tomorrow. THE HUNGER GAMES– CATCHING FIRE, is the second in the series and is an awesome production in every way, including the all star cast, Also starting in Mareeba tomorrow is THE BUTLER. Based on a true story and also with a top cast including Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, John Cusack and Forest Whittaker as the butler. If you appreciate a quality film with a good story, then The Butler is for you. Also continuing this week is ABOUT TIME. A delightful comedy with Bill Nighy and Rachel McAdams, and the final show of THOR. Finally, we have the classic ABBA movie, MAMMA MIA, on the big screen in full spectacular digital colour and sound. Tonight, there's a full theme night with the movie, food and entertainment, followed by additional screenings of Mamma Mia on Saturday and Sunday.
THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE - Katniss Everdeen
has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
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entertainment mately with these world leaders at the White House, from his unique vantage point Cecil Gaines witnesses radical transformations in American history through the civil rights movement to Vietnam and the Cold War and sees how those changes affect his life and family. (Based on a true story.) Review by Louise Keller: Focusing on the advent and development of black rights and with Forrest Whitaker as our guide, we embark on a fascinating walk through the annals of American history; the pit stops are signposted by the string of Presidents whom The Butler serves. Based on the story of long time White House butler Eugene Allen, Lee Daniels' embellished narrative (based on an article by Wil Haygood called 'A Butler Well Served by This Election') introduces us to Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) whose journey as a young boy from the cotton fields in Georgia to the White House in Washington is bumpy and coloured with all shades of grey. It's a story about black and white America, protests, revolts and changing atti-
tudes, juxtaposing Cecil's life against recognisable historic moments and the Presidents of the time. Overall engaging with sympathetic performances by Whitaker and TV Queen Oprah Winfrey, there is much to absorb,. There are voyeuristic moments - like John and Jackie Kennedy's arrival at the White House and intimate moments between Cecil and the various Presidents, who take him in their confidence. Key casting is entertaining in itself with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as JF Kennedy, Liv Schreiber as Lyndon B, Johnston, John Cusack as Richard Nixon and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Minka Kelly gives a good semblance of Jackie Kennedy as does Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. There is humour, too. The grit of the film occurs outside the White House, when the central focus is on Cecil's family.
father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place, by getting a girlfriend. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, but an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again - and again - but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, but that's not the end of it.
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The LAND Get the duck outta here By Ryan Groube A semi-retired CSIRO scientist has put the call out to farmers willing trial an innovative piece of equipment designed to reduce crop damage caused by birds. Ecologist Graham Harrington has secured a Deni Ducklight which has been successful in driving birds off rice paddocks in New South Wales. The machine has a rotating spotlight and siren which is mounted on a metal base and is powered by an attached solar panel. At dusk the machine switches on automatically, releasing a piercing blast and a blinding light every six minutes. Mr Harrington said thousands of ducks and geese spend the day at locations including Hastie Swamp before dispersing to farms across the Tableland at dusk to feed. Newly sprouting peanut, sorghum and maize crops are particularly vulnerable. “The impact that these birds are having is enormous. I know a farmer who had to completely replant an entire maize field because the birds just took the lot,” he said. “Crops are at risk when they first ger-
minate so people should only need to use the machine for less than a week and one light should cover a field of 25-30 acres. “I’d like to get some people willing to try it out for the January crops and if it is successful then they will be up for sale.” The machine is currently being trialled at a feed lot between Atherton and Malanda with limited success. “At the moment it seems to be scaring the cattle more than the birds,” Mr Harrington laughed. “[In saying that], this is something that I think is worth giving a proper try.” Mr Harrington is also hoping to begin a trial of a chemical being used to deter cranes from feeding on crops during the day. Avipel is a chemical that can be sprayed on crops and if a bird pulls up a stalk the chemical will cause them to vomit and “after that they leave the crop alone. We are looking at non-lethal repellents,” he said. The Deni Ducklight won’t be sold by Mr Harrington, if the trial is successful farmers will be able to purchase the machine through Deniliquin Auto Electrical. Farmers interested in participating in the trial can email Mr Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAREEBA LIVEWEIGHT CATTLE
MARKET REPORT Prime Quotes (c/kg) Butcher’s steers Butcher’s heifers wholesale cows ox Meatworks cows Meatworks Bulls heavy Bulls liGht
toP 188.6 150.2 138.2 186.2 137.2 130.2 108.2
LoW 160.0 142.0 125.2 80.0 90.0 110.2 40.0
store Quotes (c/kg) store steers store heifers cows & calves unit
toP 146.2 140.2 $440
LoW 98.0 90.0 $410
all venDors Please note: to achieve full coMPetition on your cattle, Make sure you are fully accreDiteD with the Mla anD have a current national venDor Declaration
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PREFERRED AGENT at least BEFORE 8AM MONDAY WHEN CONSIDERING YOUR CATTLE
• ELDERS 4092 3722 • • LANDMARK 4092 3711 • • QUEENSLAND RURAL 4092 3522 • NQ SALEYARDS COMPANY PTY LTD - PHONE 4092 1228 MARKET SALE EVERY TUESDAY 9AM @ MAREEBA SALEYARD PAGE 16 Mareeba Express, Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Stock on offer at the 47th Annual Tropical North Queensland Annual Brhaman Sale at Mareeba Saleyards on November 17.
Cattle sales stunted By Boyd Robertson
Drought conditions have stunted both showing and buys at the 47th Annual Tropical North Queensland Annual Brahman Sale held at Mareeba Saleyards on November 15, but organisers and vendors remain hopeful that coming rains will boost activity. Out of a total of 106 lots on offer, 26 did not meet the upset price of $2000 for bulls and $1500 for heifers and had to be passed over, meaning only 74 per cent of the stock cleared. Traditionally a Brahman-only sale, low numbers forced the introduction of Droughtmasters and other breeds to the event this year. Vendor Gerhard Posselt sold the best-priced bull at $4250, while Greg Jenkins topped the prices for heifers at $2000. Mr Posselt said the lacklustre showing was unsurprising given the state’s long spell of dry conditions
but expressed hope that things would pick up when the wet season arrives. “For sure, this year has been hard, so we expected the sale to be a bit like how it was,” he said. “Prices have been low all year because of the drought, naturally people out on the stations don’t have the money to be picking up expensive stock so this is what happens. The prices have been very slowly creeping up and as soon as the rains hit I reckon it’ll come good again.” Mareeba Saleyards livestock manager Mark Peters had similar hopes and urged both buyers and sellers not to lose confidence. “Our clearance rate wasn’t high because it’s too dry,” he said. “We’re very grateful to the people that have come all the way in and spent their money in very adverse conditions. “Every week that goes by, however, we get closer to rain.”
460 head of cattle penned at market Mareeba Combined Agents penned a total of 460 head of Prime and Store cattle for this week’s market. Numbers reduced by 82 head, values firm to stronger on last week for the better finished heavy Bullocks and Cows but rates remained unchanged for Heavy Slaughter Bulls. Bullocks and Steers suitable for the Local trade sold to values not seen since last year, top of 188.6 c/ kg. Bullocks suitable for the Export Slaughter trade lifted by 2
c/ kg. Cows suitable for the Local Wholesale market returned a similar average compared to previous weeks. Cows suitable for the Export Slaughter trade rose in value with some very heavy Cows selling to rates 4 c/ kg up on last week’s top. Store cattle were in short supply and sold to a very limited gallery of Buyers, although Store cows averaged 91 c/ kg and 350 k and Steers averaged 130 c/ kg.
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tC/hA 103 79 128 87 94 109 124 122 125 89 64 96 102 88 79 99 69 94 73 32 39 117 129 236 128 114
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MAREEBA PET WORLD
This shop has been in existence for quite some time and the current owners have been running it for a number of years now. If you are after a shop that is a one and only of its kind in town, is well established, nicely maintained and with systems and products that are truly unique, then this could be the one for you. You can easily run it with one to two people, or if you wanted to expand its operations then there is room for it. Main street frontage and back access for parking, deliveries and maintenance. Just about everything you see goes with the sale, so have a look and if you like what you see, come and see us for more information. Contact Elizabeth Bors at Altitude Realty Mareeba on 4092 4100 or 0437 921 648. Visit www.altituderealtymareeba.com.au Address: Price: Inspect: Agent: Contact:
MAREEBA $POA By appointment Elizabeth Bors Altitude Realty Mareeba 0437 921 648 or 4092 4100
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E IV LU S EX C LU S EX C The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” rings true in this instance, as this home is surprisingly large under roof with loads of features. • 4 bedrooms, all with built-ins (3 with airconditioning) • 2 bathrooms, main completely renovated with spa • Kitchen has ample bench and cupboard space • Huge main living area with airconditioning and security screens • Full length tiled patio complete with sun shades • Large 6m x 8m powered shed + greenhouse • Fenced with low maintenance front garden • Double carport Price: $334,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
The owners of this much loved family home have decided to reluctantly sell. • 4219m2 fully fenced block • Spacious well designed kitchen • 3 large brms, all with built-ins, main with ensuite & airconditioning • Separate lounge & dining areas with feature wall • Large outdoor undercover area that overlooks pool • 12m x 10m Colorbond shed with 2 phase power • 6m x 6m garage plus garden & pool shed • Both bore & town water With motivated vendors, this property represents great buying and only an inspection will give you a true appreciation of what is on offer. Price: NOW $385,000 Contact: Exclusive Agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126
0407 690 961
This home is picture perfect with nothing to do but to move in. Consisting of three bedrooms, main with air-conditioning and walk-in robe, open plan living areas, two toilets and a good size laundry with plenty of storage space. Solidly constructed with masonry block external and internal walls this well presented home would be an ideal first home or investment property that offers plenty of space and a large yard with a private covered entertainment area. The 814m2 block is fully fenced with a 6m x 4m lockable shed for the man of the house. With enough room to play and entertain, this home also has the added feature of being close to the local shops and schools. Vendors are motivated to sell and priced this lovely home at a realistic price. Contact exclusive agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126 to arrange an inspection. www.raywhiteruralmareeba.com. au/1031984 Address: Price: Agent: Contact:
MAREEBA $275,000 NEG EXCLUSIVE Norma Moloney Ray White Rural Mareeba 0417 541 126
MOTIVATED VENDORS COMMITTED ELSEWHERE
MAREEBA $468,000 NEG EXCLUSIVE John Goncalves Ray White Rural Mareeba
SURPRISINGLY “BIG” UNDER ROOF
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treat or ideal for a granny flat conver- package. www.raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/1040957 sion. Water is available via The main family living area offers large windows, high ceilings and wraps around to the modern kitchen complete with breakfast bar and fin-
motivated to sell with a reduced price of $468,000 negotiable. Finally an affordable lifestyle property with so much to offer.
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The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” rings true in this instance, as this home is surprisingly large under roof with loads of features. • 4 bedrooms, all with built-ins (3 with airconditioning) • 2Well bathrooms, heremain it is.completely Located renovated only six with min-spa ished in a clean white look. • Kitchen has ample bench and cupboard space utes drive to town and all amenities, Outside the impressive undercover • Huge living area family with airconditioning screens area overlooks a large this main much loved home setand onsecurity entertaining • Full length tiled patio complete with sun shades a fully fenced 2ha property is on the inviting in-ground swimming pool with • Large 6m x 8m powered shed + greenhouse beautiful natural ‘rock waterfall’ feamarket. • Fenced with low maintenance front garden This classic red brick home fea- ture. • Double carport tures three bedrooms all with built-inA huge 6 m x 9 m x 3.8 m open Price: $334,000 robes and the Neg main with an ensuite. A carport/shed ideal for a caravan and Contact: Exclusive Agent separate spacious games room which another masonry block John Goncalves on 0407 690 961 would make a perfect teenagers re- workshop complete this
Want an acreage that offers both lifestyle and income, then this is the property for you! • Conveniently located on the Cairns side • Approximately 20 acres • 3 dwellings • Combination of mature fruit trees including mangoes, citrus & exotic fruits • 3 bay lockable shed + machinery shed • Bore + dam • Amenities block Vendors are motivated and priced this property to meet the market! Price: $609,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126 or John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
Love to entertain? Wish you had a pool?
SURPRISINGLY “BIG” UNDER ROOF
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QUIET LIFE MINUTES FROM TOWN
Imagine Christmas drinks on your back deck overlooking a private garden with permanent creek. It’s possible!
Price: $365,000 Neg Contact: John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
• Situated on a 3338m2 allotment in a quite cul-de-sac • Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Ensuite in master with “his and hers” built-in robes • 2 separate living areas • Tiled patio with timber feature for privacy • Modern kitchen features breakfast bar / server • Fully fenced yard with established gardens • 6m x 7m Colorbond shed with 3.6m x 6m lean-to If you’re looking for an immaculate family home with room to move, then don’t go past this property without an inspection. Price: $445,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
• Beautifully built 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home • Gorgeous rear timber deck with servery • Double carport leads to front slate patio • Landscaped 3038m2 allotment with water features • 9m x 4.5m shed (built to house caravan with additional enclosed workshop) • Zoned “Light Industrial”
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Surround yourself with nature
PROPERTY This beautiful three bedroom home is set on a corner allotment of 852m2 in Marinelli Estate, just a few minutes from Mareeba's CBD. Surrounded by luscious landscaped gardens and manicured lawns, this home has been tastefully decorated and has a warm, welcoming feel. Designed with open plan living in mind, this home is fully tiled throughout, with a pleasant neutral colour scheme. Cook up a storm in the kitchen, with plenty of room to move and ample storage space. The kitchen, dining and living area is combined, with plenty of natrual light and room for the whole family to enjoy. Three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes have been strategically placed throughout the home, two of which have air-conditioning. The bathroom is spacious and convenient to all bedrooms, with a separate toilet and shower. Save on electricity costs with a Solar power and Solar hot water system. The backyard is a private sanctuary for you to enjoy, filled with native trees, birds & wildlife. Relax and enjoy a coffee on the tiled rear patio, which wraps around to the side of the home. There is a small garden shed also on the property. Be impressed by: • Three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes • Two bedrooms with air-conditioning • Open plan design, practical kitchen • Solar power and hot water system • Separate toilet and shower • Adjoining, tiled rear & side patio • Fully fenced backyard • Luscious, manicured gardens & lawn • 852m2 allotment, five minutes from town For more information please call exclusive agent Vince Costas from Sibi Girgenti Real Estate. Phone 4092 5566 or 0419 926 691. www.girgentigroup.com Address: Price: Agent: Contact:
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Luisa Circuit, Mareeba $315,000 NEG EXCLUSIVE Vince Costas Sibi Girgenti Real Estate 0419 926 691 or 4092 5566
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www.girgentigroup.com Your escape to the country awaits at the front of the house which could you on a low maintenance easy care also be used as a home office. 926m2 block. All country roads lead to this very This home has the feeling and welcoming and comfortable home space of country living while still hav- with a touch of country haute couture! ing all the convenience of living in You don't need to drive a country mile town. Yes the school bus stops at the to be in the country, it's all here 3km to the CBD. Call to inspect this country front door. A relaxed family lifestyle awaits you treasure. where entertaining is a pleasure, with two outdoor living areas. It has a mas- For more information or to arrange ter chef outdoor kitchen BBQ, a dining a private inspection please call area that is very impressive adjoining Exclusive Marketing Agent Aurelia the patio and overlooking the design- Rogato 0418 183 555. Rogatobros. er campsite. com.au/2440193 The home has been decorated with a touch of country glamour with lovely open plan living, large kitchen area that is the heart of the home that also overAddress: Mareeba looks the back yard. Of Inspect: By Appointment the three bedrooms all Price: $359,000 NEG have built ins, the main Agent: Aurelia Rogato has a walk-in robe and Rogato Bros Real Estate ensuite. It has a secContact: 0418 183 555 ond living/rumpus area
LOW RESERVE AUCTION IN COOKTOWN
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2pm, at Cooktown Paradise Realty Office, corner of Walker and Charlotte Sts
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• Great Living Area • Private Courtyard • Low Body Corp • Walk To Coles
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PROPERTY 1. “MORTGAGEE IN POSSESSION” Vacant Land Home Site. More than half an acre (2219m2) onto Racecourse Rd, Cooktown. Town water, power, broadband. Seasonal creek to rear. Mango tree. PROPERTY 2. “RESIDENCE ON 14 ACRES” Subdividable, elevated land, river, mountain outlook. Just mins to town on Endeavour Valley Rd. 3 bedroom residence with town water, power, phone. Seller will meet the market! PROPERTY 3. “5 PICTURESQUE ACRES TO BUILD ON” Only a few scenic minutes drive to Cooktown or 2 boat ramps on the Endeavour River. A shady, 5 acre site, ready to build on, with power to the frontage and fully fenced. Motivated Seller.
OFFERS ON ALL THREE PROPERTIES INVITED PRIOR TO AUCTON
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There are 14 reasons why you just three years ago. The unique ‘U’ should view this property... shaped design allows maximum • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (master breezes and light and privacy for evehas ensuite and walk in robe) ryone's activities and separates the • Study, close to the front door, handy living wing from the bedroom wing. for the work from home person The room sizes will impress you • Formal living room, very spacious, and the second, third and fourth bed2.7m ceilings room with its own sitting room and • Formal dining room to take a 12 set- convenient large main bathroom is an ting with room to spare opportunity to convert this area into a • Big eat in kitchen with Tasmanian self-contained granny flat. Oak cupboards The laundry is impressive, with nu• Games room, will take a 3/4 size merous built-in cupboards, plenty of pool table comfortably folding space and storage haven we • Family room/media room well away all hope to get in a home. This room separates the master bedroom area from the formal areas • Bedrooms two, three and four have from bedrooms two, three and four. The indoor garden in the U shaped their own sitting room and main bathroom design is a lovely cool spot for a Sun• Enormous laundry with fitted cup- day lunch or an evening BBQ and so boards, folding space convenient to the pool. Every area • 428m2 floor area, lends itself to 2 has maximum privacy and livability, you really must view to appreciate. family living or the larger family • In-ground pool, recently fitted with a The property has been realistically priced for a quick sale and is well benew filtration system low replacement value. • Double carport, circular driveway • 4215m2 level block with mature trees For further information or to arand shrubs, close to town • Well under replacement at $485,000 range an inspection, please contact Karen Ranie on 0458 408 540 negotiable. There is so much to this property ... or Mareeba Property Office on 4092 it was a specially designed home for a 1355. big family. The handy to town location is a bonus with nearby schools in safe walking Address: MAREEBA distance. Price: $485,000 NEG The home has been Agent: Karen Ranie exceptionally well Mareeba Property Office maintained and was reContact: 0458 408 540 or 4092 1355 painted in neutral tones
Ideal first home or investment
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Situated on a fully fenced allotment kitchen with heaps of bench and cupof 926m2, just moments from town board space and the shops in a nice quiet cul-de- • Neat and tidy bathroom sac, this three bedroom home has • Undercover Outdoor living area huge potential as an investment or • Fully fenced 926m2 allotment first family home. • Big lockable garage/ suitable for The kitchen is absolutely huge, workshop or lifestyle area light and airy, with heaps of bench and • Plenty of yard space for children or cupboard space. The Master bedroom pets to play safely or a vegie patch is also huge, and the bathroom is neat • Full vehicle access to yard and tidy, with a large shower space. • Nice quiet neighbourhood Double doors provide access from the lounge to the undercover outdoor liv- For more information, please coning area which overlooks the cul-de- tact exclusive agent Remo Essac and a small park area. posito of Sibi Girgenti Real Estate. Also attached to this property is a Phone 4092 5566 or 0401 969 473. big lockable garage which could also www.girgentigroup.com be utilised as a workshop or hobby room, and there is full vehicle access to the Address: Page Street, Mareeba yard. Price: $215,000 NEG Features: Agent: EXCLUSIVE Remo Esposito • 3 bedrooms, or two Sibi Girgenti Real Estate bedrooms + office Contact: 0401 969 473 or 4092 5566 • Huge light and airy
Cameron on 22 Just released
The ‘Cameron’, Taylor made house and land package* proposed for construction on lot 22, Yarrabee, Amaroo Park Estate. An exclusive house and land package with Alan Taylor Builders (BSA 162200. This stunning four bedroom, two bathroom home is sure to turn a few heads. Featuring 252m2 under roof, the Cameron boasts an abundance of space and design features. Open plan, with a living area plus a separate family room – space flows with
abundance. The master bedroom features an esuite and walk-in-robe, and offers complete privacy being positioned at the rear of the home. Bedrooms have built-ins and the family bathroom is spacious and modern. A master chef kitchen that creates an entertainer’s dream, the cleverly thoughout floor plan allows flow through pleasurable access to all areas. Positioned on lot 22, a 986m2 block
with plenty of room for a shed, pool and landscaping. Priced at $372,468, and being of rendered concrete block construction, this price even includes the driveway. For a list of inclusions please contact Debbie Sweedman, 0409 321 920, or visit us at amarooparkestate.com.au
*House and land are sold on separate contracts. All illustrations/photos are a guide and may vary.
THIS SATURDAY 13 Leinster Drive, Mareeba
Contact Mareeba Real Estate Agencies at 7 Hort Street, Mareeba on 4092 1556 or Mark 0428 121 520 and Lyn 0427 153 868, or email mrea4880@qld. chariot.net.au Mareeba $325,000 By Appointment Mareeba Real Estate Agencies 4092 1556
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REALTY MAREEBA 4092 4100
THIS SATURDAY 10:00am to 10.45am
THIS modern four bedroom rendered concrete block home, with internal rendered cement walls as well, features one spacious bedroom and one double bedroom, built-ins in two bedrooms and corridor, an open plan living area, fans throughout, air-conditioning in two bedrooms, plus one bathroom and toilet. There is a Address: front and rear Price: patio, a shade Inspect: house including Agent: orchards, double carport, plus a Contact: colourbond shed
11:00am to 11.45am
BOXES! 1 Acre Blocks Beautiful Rural Setting
Close to Town & Schools Bore on each block Town Water
Phone SoPhIe: 0428 128 154
7 McElhinney Street, Mareeba 11:00am to 12noon
Phone John: 0408 456 344
Ticks ALL the
Good Drainage Great Soil
LAND STARTS AT $140,000
PHONE: 4092 4100 A/H: Liz 0437 921 648 www.altituderealtymareeba.com.au
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Air Conditioning Auto Electrician
Beauty Therapy Blinds Brick laying Butcher
Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Clothing Concerting Construction Curtains & Blinds
Earthmoving Electrical Embroidery
Machinery - Truck Hire Motor Mechanic
Handy Men House Removals
Farming Sector Fertilizer Floor Coverings
Pasture Seeds Photography Plumbing Pool Maintenance Promotion/Marketing
Transport Travel Tree Lopping
Security Skip Bins
Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL
Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880
P: 4092 6271
M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717
www.donhall.com.au ABN 80 179 825 363 • QBSA 59712 • ARC License AU24014
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
AIRCONDITIONER CLEANING Are your airconditioners smelling of mildew? We can clean them!!!
Contact: Barry & Jill HENDERSON Phone / Fax: 4092 2756 AUTO ELECTRICIAN
FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • IN HOUSE CONSULTATION Desiree & Mark Siemon - Phone: 4095 5669 - Mobile: 0408 887 701 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - 31 Kennedy Highway, Tolga
“ACE IT EVERYTIME” SPECIALISTS IN:
Starter Motors & • CARS TRUCKS • GME & Uniden • CARAVANS Alternators, TRACTORS • 2 Way Radios, Spotlights • BIKES BUSES • & Accessories, Batteries & Accessories, Car Audio MOTORHOMES • • BOATS ALL YOUR AUTO ELECTRICAL NEEDS
JAMIE & ANTONELLA RYAN PH: 4091 2102 • FAX: 4091 5655
MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE
Supply & Fit
159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229
www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566 BSA no. 1218243
MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 or 4092 4449
• Competitive Rates • Free Quotes • Quality Job Assured QSBA: 1139 505
CURTAINS & BLINDS
CURTAINS & BLINDS
FREE FREE Measure Measure and and Quote Quote Plus we sell...
Plus we sell...
Tracks > Rods > Accessories
TOLGA BUTCHERY MAIN STREET, TOLGA PH: (07) 4095 4207 MOB: 0438 954 206
CHILDCARE & KINDERGARTEN
Let the professionals take care of it!
Anti-Wrinkle & Swedish Dermal Filler Injections in Salon on Tuesday 26th Nov.
Call Sandro for your FREE QUOTE 0417 843 015 or Ph/Fax: 4092 7536 email@example.com
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Phone: 0429 869 023 For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619 96 James Street, Mareeba
For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619
Do it right the first time!
Jane Peters Phone: 0427 932 776
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 1923, Mareeba Q.4880 ABN: 98 735 499 133
• DOZERS D7R & D7G • SCRAPER • WATER TRUCKS • BODY TRUCK • MINING • FARM CLEARING • ROAD WORKS
TOM SMITH P: 0407 161 783 F: 4092 7851 E: email@example.com
DeeB’s Grader Hire All Earthworks
0418 456 307
TABLELAND FERTILIZERS 40 ECLIPSE DRIVE, ATHERTON QLD. 4883 P: 4091 3100 F: 4091 3177
26 REYNOLDS ST, MAREEBA QLD. 4880 P: 4092 1174 F: 4092 3084
There’s always better value at CRT.
GRAHAME McKENZIE MOBILE 0407 226 022
ELECTRICAL SPECIALISING IN THE INSTALLATION OF: • CORK TILES • VINYLS • VINYL TILES • PARQUETRY • FLOOR SANDING • CARPET GOLD AllAn & DAni: MOBilE 0409 007 247 CARD P: 4091 3936 23 Louise St, Atherton Q.4883 707796
Sheryl Walker 4093 8427
Domestic Commercial Industrial Solar Repairs & Maintenance Telephone & Networking Cabling Airconditioning Installation & Electrical Wiring
96 James Street,Curtains Mareeba Competitive & Furnishings
2/5 Therwine St, Kuranda Q.4881 firstname.lastname@example.org
For all your Electrical, Airconditioning & Solar needs!
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY >Phone: & Accessories 0429 869 023
We are the future!
Constance Street.....................4092 1912 Director: Sue Powell Dunlop Street...........................4092 5277 Director: Kim-Marie Watkins Outside School Hours Care....4092 2431
Licence No. 51413 CEC No. A5891084
Tracks > Rods Competitive Curtains & Furnishings
ALL CLEANING & PEST SOLUTIONS
• Beauty Therapy • Makeup Artistry • Nail Technology
Phone: 4092 6203 • Fax: 4092 5723 email: email@example.com 145 Hastie Road, Mareeba Qld/ 4880
Residential & Commercial Cleaning Solutions For: • Carpets • Tile & Grout • Vinyl • Upholstery • Rugs • Fabrics • Spot & Stain Removal • Mattresses • Pest Control • Driveways & Footpaths • 24 Hour Water Restoration • Home & Business Cleans • NEW Premier Shampoo & Steam Clean Service!
TO & W DA NDS E N AN LA R KU BLE TA
Mobile 0448 856 187 Licence No: 71735 - ACA: F0514381 - LO: 56130
Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds
T: 4092 2160 - M: 0417 758 302 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.abelservices.com.au
Residential • Commercial • Phones/Data Repairs/Maintenance • Airconditioners
SONCIN ELECTRICAL PT
Trust the BLIND specialists!
65 Tolga Rd, Atherton • email@example.com
P: 4091 3925 • E: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATHERTON CAR ELECTRICS
• HATS • JEANS • SADDLERY • JEWELLERY • • BOOTS • SHIRTS • HOMEWARES • BAGS •
Mobile: 0419 709 522
SpecialiSing in: • Polishing & Sealing New Concrete • Re-Juvenating & Sealing Existing Concrete • Re-Sealing Existing Stampcrete, Covercrete & Pebbletex Surfaces
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Laser Electrical Mareeba Phone: (07) 4092 4146 99 Vaughan Street, Mareeba email@example.com www.mareeba.laserelectrical.com.au LIC. 55472 | ARC. AU31673
Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds
Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300 www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au
Trust the FLOOR Covering Man! Carpet & Vinyl > Carpet & Vinyl Tiles > Floating Floors
MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE 159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229
Supply & Lay FREE Measure & Quote
FARMING SECTOR For all your labour requirements in the farming sector, please contact us for further information. Being involved in the farming sector for over 15 years, we are sure that we can be of help to you in any aspect of your labour requirements. “Many hands make light work”
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 0498 991 189
FUEL receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad
Service Station open to the public 24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers
D R S GLASS
• GLASS REPLACEMENTS • SHOWER SCREENS • WARDROBES • MIRRORS • WINDOW & DOOR REPAIRS • SECuRITy & FLy SCREENS MAREEBA & THE TABLELANDS
ALL WORK UNDER $3300
0487 792 539 ABN 80 672 905 686
PLUMBING, PUMPS & GAS
Phone/Fax: 4092 3563
• Mechanical Repairs for Cars & Light Commercials • Roadworthy Certificates • EFI Diagnostics • Carbon Clean for Diesels and EFI Vehicles
A.J. MYLES & CO.
• Modern Equipment • Restumped & Raised • Houses Bought & Sold • Insurance Cover
4 Services and All Mechanical Repairs 4 Roadworthy Inspection Station 74 Byrnes Street, P.O. Box 169, Mareeba Q.4880
PHONE: 0413 913 989 BSA LICENCE NO. 30191
FRANK DE ROSA LICENSED PLUMBER AND DRAINER Domestic, Commercial, Industrial and Maintenance Plumbing
HOME: 4092 1694 MOBILE: 0417 796 909
POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP “WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE” ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE LICENS ED WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE POOL SAFETY
PHONE: 0413 013 297
IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply
• Tracks & Rods • Furniture • Sheets & Towels • Floor Coverings
p: 4092 7333 m: 0402 031 813
71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA
For Bulk Fuel & Oil Contact Head Office at Miallo (07) 4098 8222
Budget Blinds, Curtains and Materials
24 Hour Service Covering all areas
Phone 4092 2644 Fax 4092 4220
ABN 26 111 244 823
7 BOWER ST, MAREEBA INDUSTRIAL PARK P: (07) 4092 2472 • F: (07) 4092 2668
Gas & Gas Applianes, Water Filtration & Purification, Maintenance Plumbing, Pumps, Sewer & Storm Water Solutions
45 Chewko Rd, P.O. Box 131, MAREEBA
HOUSE RELOCATORS Complete House Relocation Services
BSA 116 4856
Installation, Servicing & Repairs
QBSA 50670 - LICENCE NO. 10516
• 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
FREE MEASURE & QUOTE!
HASTIE CENTRE FURNISHINGS
209 Byrnes St, Mareeba • P: 4092 1017 E: email@example.com
BRIAN LOCCISANO MANAGER - NORTH QUEENSLAND
John and Pete
the handy, handymen
and did i mention We do laWns & gardens!
0409 802 778
0447 317 797
Pensioner Discounts available & Free quotes! (will accept jobs under $3300 only)
Glazing ExclusivE Nth Qld AmplimEsh AgENts
• Sliding Glass Doors & Windows • Residential & Commercial Glazing • Shower Screens & Robes • Glass Replacement • Security Doors • Security Screens • Fly Screens • Louvres • Mirrors
30 James Street, Mareeba
PHONE: 4092 2314 • FAX: 4092 4113 LICENSED MANUFACTURER OF
Machinery - Truck Hire
M&P Goldfinch Enterprises P/L NEW Mini Concrete Truck Caters for small loads up to 2.6m across the Tablelands!! PLUS Tipper & Bobcat Available
All enquires call Mick on 0417 720 959 or 4092 3849 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE 4095 8222
1800WINDOWS BSA 1068200
Owner/Operator Wade Venturato Phone: 0429 901 447 7 Days a Week WORK email@example.com ABN: 74 629 292 635
Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063
Visit our website: www.fnss.com.au
RAD SKIPS (a subsidiary of skarott’s transport)
Skip BinS from 2m – 6m 14 DAY BIN HIRE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE AS 7 DAYS!
JIM HATCHMAN 0488 562 921
Peter Roy HIRE Photographer
BACKHOE WATER TRUCK TIPPER & FLOAT HIRE
For all security needs call...
WEDDINGS • CELEBRATIONS • ALL OCCASIONS •
TRUCK & BACKHOE ATTACHMENTS: Auger, Rock Breaker, Forks, Vibrating Plate, Road Profiler + a full range of buckets and tilting buckets
ON THE TABLELANDS
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•
PHONE 4093 3776 6475 KENNEDY HIGHWAY WALKAMIN QLD 4872 firstname.lastname@example.org www.apseeds.com.au
• Patrols • Cash in Transit • Alarm Response & Installation • Alarm Monitoring • CCTV Installation & Service
LIMITED TIME ONLY
Call Dennis or Rachel on 4095 4777 Weddings Birthdays Sport Portraits Real Estate Special Events
P: 4092 2475
• 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
M: 0417 746 140
Yard Clean Ups: Large or Small
A: 2 9 Iluka Street, Mareeba
PEERAMON SKIPS, BAGS
0447 007 685
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• STRUCTURAL METAL FABRICATION • 400 AMPS MOBILE MIG/ STICK WELDER • ALL AGRICULTURAL, MINING, EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT 17 STEPHEN STREET, DIMBULAH PHONE / FAX: 4093 5180 • MOBILE: 0427 007 896 EMAIL: email@example.com MANAGER: DENIS BEGHIN • QBSA LIC. NO. 1122823
Leavis TransporT services
Are your trees becoming too big for your yard?
• Transport of fruit and vegetables to Cairns Wholesalers - No refrigeration
• Australia-wide deliveries of parcelled freight - Max 20 kilos SCAN CODE FOR MORE INFO
• Palletised dry freight up to 1000 kilos to all cities and major centres - From Atherton
For More Information Phone 4091 1589 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prune and remove your trees or palms quickly and efficiently! • Stump Grinding Available • Fully Insured • Free Quotes
Without a travel agent you’re on your own!
MAREEBA 4092 4222 ATHERTON 4091 3411 www.travelexperience.com.au
Paul and Ishta Richmond email@example.com
ALL AREAS 0400 326 670
VENUE HIRE 5 Willow Road, Tolga - PO Box 385, Tolga Q.4882 Wooden it be nice! PHONE: (07) 4095 4770 - FAX: (07) 4095 4758 - Timber Hotline 1800 658 377
MALIN REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT
CARRIERS OF REFRIGERATED AND DRY FREIGHT TO NORTH QUEENSLAND MAREEBA DEPOT: WALLY AMORY PHONE 0421 839 353 ABN 87 010 461 257
P & M Carriers Taxi Trucks - Tail-Lifters Express Couriers Freight Distribution Warehouse Storage
CAIRNS • MOSSMAN • TABLELANDS DAILY
YARRABAH SERVICE TWICE WEEKLY Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 247 Hartley Street, Portsmith
CASH OR ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS WELCOME
AA TAYLORS TREELOPPING
HAVING A PARTY OR FUNCTION?
FULLY INSURED QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED CLIMBERS OBLIGATION FREE WRITTEN QUOTE WOOD CHIPPER, STUMP GRINDER, CHERRY PICKER, TRUCK & BOBCAT TRAVEL ALL TABLELANDS AND BEYOND PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT, SAFE & FRIENDLY NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL
We have the perfect venue!
MAREEBA TURF CLUB Spacious open venue, beautiful gardens and all facilities – the perfect setting for all occasions! Race Day Parties, Weddings, Birthdays, Engagements, Business Functions, Christenings, Christmas Parties & more!
Ph: 4095 4595 - Fax: 4095 5393 Mobile 0400 954 595
Bookings & Info Phone 0427 114 217
CLASSIfieds phone us: 4092 3464
Church Notices Living Waters An Encouraging Thought:
WORSHIP SERVICE Sunday 10am & 6pm
If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is.
Experience Supernatural Healing of the Body, Soul & Spirit. Phone 4092 6888 9 Park Avenue, Mareeba
Presbyterians continue to meet in Mareeba for worship each Sunday 10am, QCWA Hall, Wilkes Street (behind Meals on Wheels) ~ All Welcome!
Adopt-A-Pet Contact the refuge on 4092 3060 Hickling Avenue, Mareeba
My name is Phoebe and I am a Burmese cross about 15 months old. I arrived at the refuge in such a poor condition that I was lucky to survive. I am well on the mend now and am trying very hard to be affectionate to the people around me. I scare easily but am learning to trust. I am VERY pretty.
getting Married? John Keal Marriage Celebrant. Ph 4092 4507
Classical and Flamenco guitar lessons and Bass lessons. 0447 056 469
email us: email@example.com
Position Vacant SUPERVISOR
We are looking for an energetic person with excellent cooking skills to work in our busy cafe. Casual hours minimum 32 hours per week, award rates apply plus super and training will be provided. This position is a key position in the functions of the business. Applicants will be required to commit to long term employment for this position. To suit our team the following criteria need to be met: EssEntial critEria: • Honest and trustworthy • Outgoing personality • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff • Demonstrated ability to cook on a large scale • Have a demonstrated ability to communicate with staff and the public • Have time management • An ability to manage stores • Current C Class Driver’s Licence • Good work ethics KEy critEria: • Basic computer skills would be an advantage • Previous experience in the food industry • Experience with or the ability to quickly learn cash handling and use of cash register. For further information phone 0411 291 850 Forward resume addressed to:
The Business Manager, PO Box 2123, Mareeba Q.4880 Local Hotel requires a
casual cook for 2 Days a Week
Contact: 4092 2588 NANNY REQUIRED
1-2 days per week for one child (7 months old) in Mareeba, starting February. Contact Fiona on 0418765032.
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Cook/ Chef Required for a 2 month contract. Min. 25 hours/ wk.
Commencing December 16 Email Resume’ to: enquires@kuranda hotel.com.au
Has someone you know recently gotten ENGAGED? Surprise them with an Advertisement CALL 40923464.
fax us: 4092 6346
What’s coming up!
25 years experience, available for immediate start.
27-28th Uniting Church Markets, Mareeba.
Call John 0448 992 585
Lost Lost Blue Ringneck bird, Tame, Lost on constance street. Reward offered Phone: 0400924402.
Bradley Owens 17/11/2013
All the best from Mum, Dad and Shaun.
4wd / tyres
Gardeneers Plant Sale -Botanic Garden Cairns each Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am. Next to Friends House. Free walking group every TUESDAY & THURSDAY 5.30pm Meeting at The Lakes Entrance on Rankin Street.
For further information on any of the above events contact Natasha on 4092 3464
M a re e b a MUD TYRES • All 4WD PHONE: 0400 706 346
Musical Instruments FOR ALL YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT REQUIREMENTS Guitar and Violin Strings Reeds for Saxophones and Clarinets Drum Sticks and Skins Learning Method Books for all Instruments Music Stands Range of New Guitars & Ukuleles at Discount Prices
Contact Clarrie at Chano Trentin’s All Wheel Drive Centre Byrnes Street, Mareeba (Opposite Ant Hill Hotel) Phone: 4092 1809
Chamber of Commerce
NOTICE OF A.G.M.
Thursday 19th December 2013 Calling for nominations for: President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members. Nominations close Friday 6th December 2013.
Contact 40926 050 for a form or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AnnuAl GenerAl MeetinG
Of the Mareeba Tennis Club Inc. to be held at the Clubhouse (Chewko Rd, Mareeba) on Sunday 15 December 2013 at 3:00pm - All welcome!
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CLASSIfieds For Sale
Lay- By Now for christmas! Kymco maxxer 50 Kymco maxxer 90
$2,099 $2,399 Atherton Mower & Chainsaw Services 55 Tolga Road, Atherton
PHONE: 4091 7499 M ulti - function office printer - Epson. In very good condition. $50. Call Ruby on 4092 7101.
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David & Jessica Mete are proud to announce the arrival of their first child
Cooper DaviD Mete
your local Market place
Born on October 24th, Cooper is the 5th Grandchild to Mimmo & Cathy Mete and the 3rd Grandchild to Pietro & Paola Aloia.
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Order your memorable photo today The Express PHOTO SALES Phone the office on 4092 3464 or order your copy at 159 Walsh Street, Mareeba www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au SPORT DRAWS & RESULTS: MUFC SIX-A-SIDE DRAW - WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 (WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY NIGHT GAMES WILL BE HELD THIS WEEK) LADIES 6.30PM 1 SNATCH V INTIMINDATORS, REF THE AUSOMES LADIES 6.30PM 2 CHICKDEES V TRAVEL BUGS COUGARS AG MENS 7.15PM 1 LOS TORROS V MAREEBA MAZDA, REF ROAD RUNNERS AG MENS 7.15PM 2 JUMBI’S V FRIGGERS (A) REF, CHEWKO WARRIORS BG MENS 7.15PM 3 QUESTION MARK V GUARDS, REF THE BANDITS LADIES 7.15PM 4 BALLISTICS V COUGARS, REF CHICKDEES LADIES 7.15PM 5 THE AUSOMES V COMMON REDS, REF SNATCH AG MENS 8.00PM 1 ROAD RUNNERS V CHEWKO WARRIORS, REF MBA MAZDA CG MENS 8.00PM 2 THE BANDITS V RAMBO’S QUESTION MARK BG MENS 8.00PM 3 TRAVESTY V PRICK RELATIONS, REF GUARDS CG MENS 8.00PM 4 FLAMIN TURTLES BYE LADIES 8.00PM 5 HYPE V GHENSI, REF COMMON REDS MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 14-11-13 Thursday Sporters 9 Hole Competition Winner John Mark R/up Peter Leporati NTP 8: Wes Hodi 13: McVicar Raffle Col McDowall 16-11-13 Saturday Single Stroke Sponsor:Tyre Power Winner Shae-Leigh Isselbacher 67 (countback ) R/up Ellen Duff 67 3rd Chris Ellison NTP 4: Brian Brown 8: Ron Baldwin( Cairns) 11: Col Back 11: 2nd --- 13: Ken Flood 17-11-13 Sunday Single Stableford Sponsor: Steggles Winner Col Back R]up Chris Hoger NTP 4: Elso Iuretigh 8: Gordon Redding 11: Lui Dezen 11 2nd: Katelyn Rika 13: Elso Iuretigh Run down 38 Chris Moore, Kevin Collins, Peter Mullins last week had 34 not 38. MAREEBA BASKETBALL INC. SEMI-FINALS DRAW WEDNESDAY 20TH NOV 2013 4.00 PM UNDER 10’S JUNIORS 5.00 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - SEMI-FINALS - TIGERS VS DRAGONS REFS: M. AUE & C. MYRTEZA 5.50 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - SEMI-FINALS TAIPANS VS TIGERS/DRAGONS REFS: M. AUE & B. CATER 6.30 PM SENIOR MENS - SEMI-FINALS - COMETS VS SEMI-PROS REFS: L. HENLEY & Z. MCCAULEY 7.30 PM SENIOR MENS - SEMI-FINALS - LIEUTENANT DANS VS STINGRAY REFS: L. HENLEY & Z. MCCAULEY THURSDAY 21ST NOV 2013 4.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS – SEMI-FINALS – FLAMINGOES VS PANTHERS REFS: M.HAGGER & B. CATER 5.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS – SEMI-FINALS – ALL STARS VS BULLETS REFS: M. AUE & M. EBNER
6.30 PM SENIOR LADIES – SEMI-FINALS – BAIADA STEGGLES VS UNIQUES REFS: J. SHUTTLEWORTH & D. HAWKE 7.30 PM SENIOR LADIES – SEMI-FINALS – GUMMAZ VS LOCALS REFS: J. SHUTTLEWORTH & D. HAWKE FRIDAY 22ND NOV 2013 4.15 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - SEMI-FINALS - EAGLES VS NONE-YA REFS: A. NEWLANDS & C. MYRTEZA 5.15 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - SEMI-FINALS KANGAROOS VS JAGUARS REFS: B. CATER & C. MYRTEZA ARCHERY Visitors who attended the Tableland Company of Archers coaching session on Sunday November 17, were Keegan Antl, Francesco Bernando, Trichelle Bayliss, Bonnie and Peter McWaters, and Ben and Brandon McDowell. Coaches attending were George Neilson and Signe Dalsgaard. One senior member shot practice. Two junior members shot a Geelong round Results Geelong Round: (90 arrows each at 30m on a 122cm face) U12 Boys Compound: M Christensen 450 U10 Boys Recurve: B Dayes 571 Next Sunday November 24, Coaching will be conducted for beginners from 9am to 12md at Kerribee Park Archery Range, Chicken Hatchery Road, off Springs Road, Mareeba. Beginners and visitors are asked to please ring to confirm your attendance. Junior members are welcome to shoot a round during the morning. The other members will shoot a 72 arrow club round, during the afternoon. For further information please phone George Neilson on 4092 2228. MAREEBA AND MEMORIAL BOWLS Tuesday 12/11/13 Warehouse Bowls: Winners: Good Sorts, Touchers: Lead – Grub Salerno, Third – Brett Crooks, Skip – Vince Mete. Wednesday: Mixed Social – Winners – Theresa Pin, Harry Aly Khan, Liz Plowman R/U Ethel Thompson, Ray Dennis, Carmel DeZen. Thank you to Bev Hill and Liz Plowman for sponsoring this day. Thursday: Men’s Jackpot Pairs – Winners Nick McIntyre, Peter Stevens R/U Gino Trabucco, Vic Tiraboschi. Sunday: Mixed Social – Winners –Jeanette Battistin, Norma Gray, Nino Timpone R/U Sue Soda, Bruno Rossett, Sue Brady. COMING EVENTS: Tuesday 19/11/13: Warehouse bowls 7pm start. Wednesday: Ladies Mixed Social: 1.30pm start. Optional Dress. Thursday: Men’s self-selected jackpot pairs 1.30pm start, casual dress. Sunday: Pims Movember Cancer Fund Raiser 9am start. Nominate to PIMS Phone No. 40921622 or CLUB. In the afternoon our usual Mixed Social will start at 1.30pm start, Casual dress. COMPETITION: Men’s 2014 Championship Singles: Mario Battistin def. Cameron Thompson. Tony Siminato def. Aldo DeZen. The winners of the Bill Morris Shield were Babinda with Mareeba & Memorial R/U. Well done to both Teams. It was a pleasure to have Aileen Morris and her son at the Club to present Babinda with their winning trophy. The Mareeba & Memorial F.G.F. Super Challenge Team travelled to Innisfail on Sunday Morning and had a win against that
Club, then onto South Johnstone in the afternoon but lost against the host Club. Thank you to the Savannah Life Style Resort for the use of their bus for the day. Members once again we will be holding our Christmas Goose Club all donations of prizes will be very much appreciated. Selectors Rosters: Wednesday 20th Liz. Thursday 21st Barry & John. Sunday 24th Peter & Barry. The A.G.M. will be held on Monday Dec. 2nd at 5.30 pm. Election of Management Com. followed by Bowls Com. Nomination forms are available. ATHERTON GOLF CLUB In results this week we start with the wednesday sporters where Mark Redding continued his hot form from the last few weeks with a 32 nett winning from Darren Blooranta and Lloyd Sawtell 30 nett NTPs 11 and 13 Mike Hopkins ,18 Hollywood Flynn Fridays chook run (6 holes ) was won by Hollywood Flynn on 13 pts from 4 players on 12 pts Thursday Ladies played a stroke event with the winner Shelly Broadley on 63 nett ( a career best 77 gross ) from Maddie Hickox 65 nett NTPs 3 N.Knowles, 11 Shelly, 13 M.Doolman, 18 Shelly & Sue Whitehead (both birdies ) Saturday we played the Harold Nasser Shield event and also the Nasser Shield Final for 2013 the Nasser Shield 2013 Final winners were Ladies Dawn Faulkner 68 nett and the mens Keith Sanderson 67 nett. well done to you both the November Nasser Shield winners, in the Ladies the winner was Dawn on 68 nett from Sasha Snow 70 nett and third Cheryln Piccone 71 nett NTPs 3 Sasha, 11 Lorraine Doolman,18 Dawn, least puts Cheryl 29 in the mens we had a great winning score of 64 nett from Roy Murray-Prior from Irish 65 nett and Hayden Flynn 66 nett NTPs3 Keith Trimby, 11 11 Nev Knowles, 13 Andy Ribar, 18 Ken McClarty Saturday Juniors are getting a few new players ( a big thanks to Michael Harris , Alex Redding and Paul Bannister for your time ) this weeks winner was Toby Blooranta 2nd,H.Philips , 3rd H.Harris. A reminder that due to the warmer weather the juniors will now start at 7.30 am on Saturday mornings On Sunday we hosted the first Atherton Hotel sponsored Tradies Day Ambrose to raise funds for Prostrate Cancer,A big thanks to the 95 players who attented for a fun day of golf.A big thanks to Justin from the Stump and Owen for organising this event also to the minor sponsors BJS earthmoving and Jack Daniels. Winners for the day was Col Baker, Stuart Peterkin and Matt Jackcobson with a 52 nett from Gavin Comino,Dwayne Hamilton and J Pearsall 56 nett. A plug this week for Gary Thompson who played in the FNQ team in an inter association event in Brisbane with the team coming third this week the wednesday sporters play the first round of the Sporters Championships , on Thursday the Ladies play a Stableford sponsored my Amcal Chemist Saturday we play a 4 ball aggregate stableford sponsored by Atherton Gas & Camping Sunday at 9 am we have the clubs AGM all members are encouraged to attend, this will be followed by the Tolga Butchery Stableford Our next Friday Night dinner is on this Friday 22nd
Tradies Day Ambrose sponsored by the Atherton Hotel with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer reasearch. The winning team with the main sponsor L_R Stuart Peterkin, Justin Cifuentis manager Atherton Hotel, Colin Baker and Matt Jackobson. Many thanks to the 95 players who attended Atherton Bowls Tue 12 Nov Winner G.Armenti D.Dreghorn L.King Tue 12 Nov Subway Sponsored Barefoot Night Bowls Winner H.Condon J.Quadrio D.Lake Wed 13 Nov Winner A.Bagley J.Quadrio J.Payne Fri 15 Nov Self Selected Pairs Winner E.Crema S.Martin r/u J.and C.Leinster at 16 Nov Club Mixed Pairs C.& J.Leinster def J. & T Marriott D.Shuttleworth and F.Payne def M.Mackney and J.McHenry A enjoyable day had by all ladies at Christmas party held at Atherton Hotel Thursday 7 November. Thursday 14 November – Winners D Clarke, H Aldridge, D Treen, F Payne. No Jackpot winners. Sunday 17 Bowls Qld “Come & Try Day” What a great day!!! 20 visitors turning up to try their hand at Lawn Bowls. Many thanks to Ladies Patron Pearl Way for her sponsorship and making the day such fun with all the various prizes shared amongst the visitors. Also, thanks to President Mal, with his great organisational skills, getting everyone involved. And of course thanks to all club members who helped with the running for the day. Lucky door won by Carol Cook. Raffle won by Tony Fleming and Jeannette Pitt. Proceeds of the day donated to Brighter Future 4 kids Foundation. Sun 24 Nov D.& K.Treen Trophy Day Sat 30 Nov Ham Day Trophy Day. Sun 8 Armenti Trophy Day MAREEBA TENNIS Tues. 7pm social comp. Winner: Alice. Mid-week night fixtures. Div. 3 Hannah Alice 33-23, Jayne d Bronwyn 30-26, Pauline d Dan 29-27, Narelle w/o Arnoud, Table: Pauline 58, Hannah & Dan 56, Alice 54, Narelle 49, Arnoud 47, Jayne 46 and Bronwyn 39, Div. 2 Mathew d Neale 35-21, Kim d David 33-23. Table: Mathew 60, Kim 56, David 46 & Neale 42 Div. 1 Cassie d Scott 33-27, Alf d Charlie 31-29 Cameron d Danny 31-29, Table: Cassie 56, Charlie 55, Cameron 53, Danny & Alf 49, Scott 44, Thurs 8am social All welcome. 2013 FNQ Tournament at Cairns 16th & 17th November: B Mens singles winner Coby Maisel, Parent & Child B winners, Charlie and Carl Martens, A Mens dbls runner up Coby Maisel and James Cha B Mens dbls runner up, Roy Messina and David Parsons. B Ladies runner up Narelle Duncan and Alice Palmer. B Mixed dbls runner up Narelle Duncan and Jesse Anderson
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Young master advances in martial art By Boyd Robertson Discipline, precision, aggression and years of training have enabled a young Mareeba martial artist to achieve a rank beyond his years. Emilio Papa, 16, was granted a black belt in Bushi Kai, a karate-based martial art, at a gradings event in Mareeba PCYC Hall on November 16. Papa faced a gruelling fitness test of 100 push-ups and 100 sit-ups before fighting through 20 rounds of sparring in order to be deemed worthy of the black belt by regional chief instructor Rod Miller. While it is not unheard of for a 16-year-old to attain a black belt, it is considered rare and the achievement is considered a “milestone” for
him by instructor John Nucifora. Papa said he felt “amazing” and “proud” after being granted the black belt. Nucifora said the 16-year-old’s aggression and determination was his outstanding attribute, which also merits that he wear a black ‘gi’ robe during training. “Emilio is the type that won’t stop training, he lives, breathes and sleeps martial arts,” he said. Papas has been practising Bushi Kai for five years and has no intention of stopping soon. “I was really interested in self-defence, in being able to protect yourself on the street, as well as the self-understanding and focus that come with martial arts,” he said. Papas is now eligible
to attain the first Dan (rank) of his black belt, but cannot choose when to do so. Instead he will be invited to by instructors “sometime in the near future”, according to Nucifora. Bushi Kai is a more free-form martial art than traditional karate, and was formed after a student of the Zen Do Kai school broke away from that organisation. Bushi Kai fighters use strikes, grabs and groundfighting techniques with equal proficiency, with more emphasis on surviving real-world encounters. Mareeba students train at the Dragon Warriors Dojo on Walsh Street, which was established in the 1980s and has about 30 members.
FINISH HIM: Mareeba Bushi Kai student Emilio Papa subdues a sparring opponent during his black belt gradings while instructors Rod Williams and John Nucifora look on.
Deal underway to save Tableland junior soccer By Ryan Groube Tablelands Junior Soccer Association (TJSA) is close to securing a deal to play a limited number of home and away games with Johnstone River Football in 2014. It is hoped the deal will help keep sufficient interest in junior soccer on the Tableland following the shock announcement Mareeba will defect to the Cairns competition from next year.
TJSA chair Raimond Bin said while the detail of the agreement between the associations had yet to be finalised he was confident of “getting a deal off the ground”. Preliminary discussions have centred around playing four of the seasons 15 rounds with the Johnstone River Association. For two weeks, Tableland teams would travel to Silkwood and for the other two weeks Johnstone River clubs would play at Atherton.
Mareeba basketball semi-finals week
One of the biggest sticking points at the moment is whether all age groups will travel or just the competitive ages played from Under 12s and up. Mr Bin said both associations had agreed that it was important to start small and gauge the reaction of parents. “If we can get this deal up it will bring an extra five clubs into our competition and an extra three clubs into theirs,” he said.
“The biggest issue that we face is going to be the travel but at least both of us have been willing to travel to each other which is something that we don’t get by joining Cairns. “It is a long trip, there is no question. We are both pretty keen to give it a go and we’ll see what the parents of our kids think and then have a look at whether we keep going, scrap it or even play more games.” Johnstone River Football president Scott Davies said he felt the up-
side of the competitions joining forces made the travel worthwhile. “It is very early days but we have a starting point and something to build on,” he said. “If this happens it will spice up both competitions. It won’t be the same kids playing the same teams all the time. “We certainly have a little way to go but there is strong interest from our association and we look forward with progressing it further before the start of next season.”
Avolio heads to U.S.
By Silvano Ruggeri Mareeba Basketball Inc President The Mareeba summer season championship semi-finals in all senior and junior grades, are being decided this week. With the winners progressing to next weeks’ grand finals, the various semi-finals should be keenly contested. Under 12 juniors start the semi-final series this Wednesday, where Tigers may have a slight edge over Dragons, with the winner to play Taipans in the grand final next week. Also decided this Wednesday is both senior mens semi-finals. The early encounter between Comets and Semi-Pros is an interesting clash, where Semi-Pros will prove hard to defeat providing they are at full strength, otherwise Comets can cause an upset. Lieutenant Dans and Stingray meet in what should prove a close contest in the second Mens Semi-Final. Thursdays’ under 16 junior semi-finals are sure to have many entertaining moments. Bullets are favourites to gain a grand final position in their clash with All Stars. However the other Semi between Flamingoes and Panthers appears so evenly matched, that the winner is hard to forecast. Baiada Steggles should once again gain a place the championship decider next week, when they do battle with Uniques on Thursday. But the other ladies semi-final between Locals and Gummaz go either way, both teams have the ability to score a victory and the result may well be in doubt until the final whistle. Kangaroos are likely to prove a little too solid for the young Jaguars side in Fridays’ Semi. While an even contest should develop between None-Ya and Eagles for the other Under 14 grand final place.
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A 10-year-old from Mareeba has played his way into an Australian Futsal jersey following more than a year of stand out performances. In July, 2014 Damian Avolio will travel to Los Angeles with an Australian team to contest the US National Titles. It has been about four years that Australian teams have been travelling to the US to play in the tournament. Goalkeeper Milan Quintieri also made the team but will be unable to attend. In May, Damian was selected in a St Thomas of Villanova team that reached the final of the FNQ Schoolboys Futsal carnival. During the past school holidays, he played an important role as a creative play maker at the Australian Nationals in Sydney. His performances were enough to land him a seat on the plane to the US. “I played really well in Sydney. I was able to set up a lot of goals for my team,” he said. “I'm really excited [about going to the US]. It is going to be much faster and much harder and I can't wait to see how I handle it.” At the tournament the Australian teams will play against a series of US State teams.
Inagural equitation event a success RESULTS: Queensland High Points Champion: Angie Piper. Queensland High Points runner-up: Kerrie Jaszxzyszyn Best Presented Horse and Rider: Abigail Farawell Senior Novice: 1st Anne Aimesbury. 2nd Michelle Shambler. 3rd. Colleen Jackson. Senior Prelim: 1st Ruth Askey-Doran. 2nd Michelle Shamber. 3rd Lou Wise. Senior Prep: 1st Angie Piper. 2nd Kerrie Jaszxzyszyn. 3rd Lou Wise. Prep Young Rider: Melisa Timmins. Junior Prep: 1st Ale Berry. 2nd Abigail Farawell. 3rd Sophie Timmins. Lead Line: 1st Hayley Jaszxzyszyn. 2nd Ebony Piper. 3rd Zac Wise Queensland High Points Champion Angie Piper at the Working Equitation Queensland 2013 State Championships at Tepon Equestrian Centre near Wondecla on November 16.
By Boyd Robertson The Working Equitation Queensland 2013 State Championships held at Tepon Equestrian Centre near Wondecla on the weekend have been hailed organisers as a great success for the fledgling sport. Working equitation combines dressage and two ease of handling events in a bid to simulate a stock work scenario for both horse and rider.
The sport, originating in Spain and Portugal, has only recently arrived in Australia and is currently present in Queensland across three affiliated clubs. The event at Wondecla on November 16, hosted by the Working Equitation Far North Queensland club, marks the first time championships have been held in far northern Queensland. Mareeba rider Angie Piper won the Overall Queensland High Points
Champion at the event, which featured 24 separate rides. National Association of Working Equitation Clubs (NAWEC) director Colleen Jackson said the championships had been an excellent showing, with “huge improvements across the board” for all riders. “It’s been absolutely fantastic,” she said. “We’ve had a really good turnout and it’s great to see people getting into
the sport.” Ms Jackson said working equitation appealed to a broad base of riders and was expanding thanks to its diverse range of events, but acknowledged its new status meant that events could be few and far between. “The reason people are getting into working equitation is that it has something for everyone – our youngest member of the club is two years old and the oldest is 73.”
“If we want to get people involved we need to ship it around, which we’re happy to do because we’re trying to grow the sport. “We’re here for the long haul, we’ve done the hard yards and now it’s just a matter of keeping it going.” Ms Jackson said anyone looking to join the Working Equitation Far North Queensland club could enquire at email@example.com
Bandits cream United ahead of Port clash By Boyd Robertson The Mareeba Bandits have continued their sofar-unbroken winning streak, easily finishing off a two-day match against Cairns United at Kerribee Park on November 17. Cairns came out to bat but were bowled out by Mareeba at 113 runs, falling far short of the 251 scored by the Bandits on November 10. Robert Wallace was the Bandits’ leading bowler for the day, taking three wickets for 37 runs, with Adam Roy taking 2 for 32 and Danny Shaw on 2 for 20. With 17 overs left after bowling out their opponents, Mareeba returned to the field for a casual bat and ended up with 117 runs. Captain Brendan Paine retired himself after 52 runs and Roy followed up
a stellar performance from the previous game with 40 runs. The relatively easy time of things the Bandits have had so far might be in jeopardy, however, as the team prepares for their first away game of the season against Port Douglas on Sunday. Shaw said the team had to be prepared to play without their home field advantage, but was looking forward to facing Port Douglas. “We’ve had the home ground this whole time here at Kerribee and we’re comfortable,” he said. “So we’re going to be losing that advantage when we go down to Port Douglas. “They are a very good side and we always have good games and good onfield banter with them.” The Under 14s Mareeba side coached by David
Mareeba Bandits celebrate their win. Photo Peter Roy
Thomas also finished off a satisfying game at Kerribee Park on November 16, drawing on the second innings of a two-day match against Innisfail. Although Mareeba was on top after winning the previous innings they stopped two wickets short of an outright win and finished up on 253 runs, with seven for 109 at the end of the second day. Batters Damien Brcko, Zak Wilce and Kyle Bingchew were standouts, with Brcko and Wilce on 52 runs and Bingchew on 45. Coach Thomas said the team “performed very, very well” and was well prepared to begin another 2-day match against Atherton at Borzi Park in Mareeba this week. “The boys have really come together as a team and are improving all the time,” he said.
WINNING STREAK: Mareeba Bandits player Robert Taylor at the bat at Kerribee Park on Sunday. Photo Peter Roy
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> 13 Mitusbishi Outlander Aspire Auto Wagon .....................................................$32,990 > 13 Mazda 3 SP25 Auto Sedan ..........................................................................$29,990 > 12 Subaru XV Auto Wagon ................................................................................ $27,950 > 09 Mazda 3 MPS Manual Hatchback ................................................................$23,950 > 10 Mazda 3 SP 25 Manual Hatch, Only 35,000 Kilometres................................$20,950 > 09 Honda Accord Euro Auto Sedan .................................................................. $18,950 > 08 Mazda CX7 Luxury Auto Wagon................................................................... $18,950 > 09 Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 Manual Singlecab ........................................................ $17,950 > 08 Mitsubishi Triton GLX Manual Dualcab ......................................................... $17,950 > 03 Nissan Navara 4x4 ST-R Manual Dualcab .................................................... $17,950 > 09 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Auto Wagon ................................................................... $17,950 > 08 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 Manual Singlecab......................................................... $17,950 > 10 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Manual Sedan ............................................................ $13,950 > 09 Holden Colorado 4x2 Singlecab ................................................................... $13,950 > 05 Holden Commodore Manual Ute .................................................................. $10,950 > 08 Holden Viva Auto Sedan.................................................................................$8,950 > 99 Mitsubishi Magna XS Tourer Manual Sedan ...................................................$5,950 > 00 Ford Laser LXi Manual Sedan ........................................................................$5,950
HUGE RANGE COMING SOON! > 11 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Auto Dualcab > 10 Toyota Hiace Auto Van > 09 Mitsubishi Triton GLX Manual Dualcab > 05 Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 Manual Singlecab
> 05 Mazda Bravo B2500 4x4 Manual Dualcab > 02 Mazda Bravo B2500 4x4 Manual Dualcab > 01 Holden Vectra Manual Sedan > 94 Toyota Corolla Auto Hatchback
BONUS 12 MONTHS WARRANTY ON ALL USED VEHICLES *All prices inclusive of Government Statutory Charges
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