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Wranglings over church By Boyd Robertson Mareeba Uniting Church’s council of elders have entered into negotiations with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) who want to enter the building into the Queensland Heritage Register. The elders are concerned that maintaining the church to Heritage conditions would be unaffordable. Built in 1960, the church is already showing its age, with warped timbers and a roof replacement already setting the church back thousands. Reverend Peter Blauw said the elders needed surety that the listing wouldn’t hamstring the church. “We have kept it to standards as much as we can but buildings like this aren’t designed to stand up forever – it does need some maintenance using the original materials from its construction and there would be a lot of costs involved,” Rev
Blauw said. “We do recognise that the building is unique but a church has to be able to move into the future.” The elders also plan to modernise features of the church such as adding a projector screen, moving the seats and installing air conditioning, but the building’s proposed listing would complicate those plans. Rev Blauw said the church has entered into negotiations with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) to find a solution that “everyone is happy with”. “Our initial reaction was that none of us wanted to have anything to do with this,” he said. “But we have decided to work with the government toward a solution that is amenable to both parties.” EHP heritage director Fiona Gardiner said that any major alterations to the church would have to have to be approved by the department, but alterations for “liturgical purposes” were allowed. “While most types of proposed changes to
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Queensland heritage places are regarded as development and need to be assessed by the department, some types of minor repair and maintenance work do not require approval,” she said. “Under the Queensland Heritage Act no development approval is required for work to the building that is for liturgical purposes.” The Express understands the rules covering alterations to the building will be determined in the negotiations. The Mareeba Uniting Church was nominated by EHP after being identified through a statewide heritage survey for buildings with historic architectural qualities. The church was constructed in 1960 by renowned Cairns architect Eddie Oribin, who has also designed churches in Innisfail, Babinda, Proserpine and Gordonvale. It has been selected by EHP for proposed entry into the Register as an example of the evolution of Methodist church design in Queensland after
World War II. The church is owned by the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust, which has its Queensland offices based in Brisbane. Tablelands Regional Council offered no objection to the listing ahead at their August 15 meeting. “I’ve always said that it’s none of our business if the land owners are supportive of an entry into the Register or are opposed to it,” Acting Mayor Evan McGrath said. In 2007 the Church’s elders at the time objected to a similar request by EHP to enter the church into the Register. Council supported the church and objected as well, leading the application to be withdrawn. EHP have also applied to enter the Mareeba Shire Hall on the Register. Council has so far resisted the push by EHP, arguing that “Council is capable of managing and protecting the heritage values of the Mareeba Shire Hall without the need for the proposed entry into the Queensland Heritage Register.”
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Maize Festival Queen entrants: back, Sigrid Collins, Bridie Rawlins, Jenna Cureton, and Taleesha Fegatilli, front, Karli Marek, Aleesha Exarhos, Hayley Potts, Danielle Barletta and Aimee Daniels. Absent, Ashleigh Lindsay.
Maize Festival underway By Boyd Robertson
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he Atherton Maize Festival is well under way, with new and returning events this year and a bevy of beautiful young women jostling to be crowned Maize Queen. For the first time, a Fun Run at Mt Baldy on August 18 with about 40 entrants featured in this year’s Festival, while the much-loved corn husking competition returns from past years to be run at the Mardi Gras street parade on August 30. The Festival’s organisers hope to make the Fun Run into a prominent event for following years. In partnership with fast-food chain McDonalds, the Festival will also run a corn cob decorating competition for the region’s school children, with prizes on offer for the winners. A Cabaret Night on August 24 at Merrilands Hall
will be another opportunity for the Queen Entrants to introduce themselves to the public, in addition to offering lucky door prizes, raffles and an auction while local band The Fireflies entertain the crowd. Races at the Tolga Race Course on August 25 will raise funds for the Carinya Home for the Aged, while the Festival’s photography competition is on again, the results of which can be seen at ANZ Bank in Atherton from August 26 to 30. The whole Festival will culminate in downtown Mardi Gras street parade through Main Street in Atherton on August 30. Entry for floats will be open until the day before the parade, with a $500 prize for the best float. The Maize Festival Queen entrants made their first official appearance at the VP Day Memorial on August 11, taking a ride in restored antique vehicles. They will be competing for three top spots - the
Local designer wins big deal By Boyd Robertson
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Designer Sally Blanch’s Pure Dust shirts will be worn by protection clowns at the ABCRA Tamworth rodeo finals next year. Protection clown Teddy Simpson and his colleagues have been instrumental in promoting the Pure Dust brand.
A budding Tableland country clothing label will be worn by rodeo protection clowns in front of a national audience next year. Pure Dust is a female-oriented clothing line created by designer and country girl Sally Blanch from Mareeba. Ms Blanch recently landed a sponsorship deal with the Australian Bushman Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) to equip their protection clowns with her distinctive bright pink Pure Dust shirts during the bull ride events at the ABCRA national finals in Tamworth in January next year. The deal also provides for a Pure
Dust stall and three plugs for the label on the PA system per day at the event, which was attended last year by about 10,000 people last year, and is held right next to the massively popular Tamworth Country Music Festival. There are three nights of junior bull rides and four nights of senior bull rides at the finals, and the show’s two protection clowns will be walking billboards for Pure Dust through those events. The clothes are manufactured on the Gold Coast and Ms Blanch sells them over the Internet, using a Facebook page and website. Ms Blanch said demand for the label has grown enormously since she first established it and that the ABCRA
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Maize Festival Queen, runner-up Maize Festival Princess and the Charity Queen, who will have raised the most money during the competition. On Saturday they met their judges during a lunch at the Foyer Gallery in Atherton. The Express is sponsoring 18-year old Sigrid Collins in her run at the Queen competition. Ms Collins said she entered the competition for fun and “to get out there.” “I thought it would be a bit of fun and an opportunity to meet new people,” she said. “I know a lot of the other girls in the competition and they are all really enjoying themselves too.” Ms Collins said she was both nervous about and looking forward to the public events. Tickets for the Cabaret Night are available at The Waistcoat in Atherton’s Main Street, and submissions in the cob decorating competition can be made there.
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Promises of an aged care reform By Ryan Groube
LNP Candidate for Kennedy Noeline Ikin introduces Shadow Minister for Ageing Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells at an aged care forum in Atherton on August 14.
he coalition has confirmed it will overhaul Australia’s aged-care system but three weeks out from the Federal Election were not in a position to specify what changes will be made or when. Shadow Minister for Ageing Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells was the guest speaker at an aged care forum, organised by LNP candidate for Kennedy Noeline Ikin, at the Atherton International Club on August 14. A crowd of about 85, mostly older Tableland residents and workers in the aged-care sector, attended the forum which was marketed as a chance to hear “the coalition’s plans for ageing and aged care”. Ms Fierravanti-Wells announced the coalition would establish a “high-level steering committee” that would consult with a “broad spectrum” of the sector and establish an Aged Care Provider Agreement. “We wanted to engage in reform of the system but we wanted to do it as part of an agreement and this morning I outlined how that agreement process could operate,” she said. “One of the problems that we have seen in the past in the aged care sector is that it has basically been dictated to from above. We believe that if
you are going to reform the sector you need to do it together.” Pressed on what specific reforms would be on the agenda of the steering committee, Ms Fierravanti-Wells said: “We don’t want to pre-empt what would be in any negotiated agreement.” “We have indicated we will establish a high level steering committee that will work with us to implement our agreement. We have said we would like the agreement in place within a relatively short period of time and I indicated the first of July next year.”
Ms Fierravanti-Wells addressed the crowd for about 45 minutes before opening the forum up to questions from the floor. The majority of her speech centred on the Productivity Commissions’ 2011 report Caring for Older Australians which contained 58 recommendations to reform the aged care system. “Within a system that needs major reforms the Government have only cherry picked at this report and not given it the full and robust consideration it deserved,” Ms Fierravanti-Wells said. Ms Fierravanti-Wells said changes that would
‘No evidence’ of dog fights By Ryan Groube POLICE have vehemently denied there are illegal dog fighting rings operating on the Tableland. A series of media reports published in the past month suggested thieves were targeting family pets to use in dog-fights. Senior Sergeant at Atherton Police Station Richard Trotter said police had “no evidence at all” to suggest that was the case. On Monday, a public meeting was held at Merrilands Hall in Atherton to address growing community concern. “We have very little actual evidence on dog thefts and no reports at all of dog fights,” he said. “We will be using
the meeting to allay fears that there is a great dog fighting ring going around.” Herberton local, Doctor Karshonia Carnegie chaired the meeting. Last week, Doctor Carnegie told The Express that the communities concerns about their dog’s welfare were legitimate but in her experience all reports of dog fighting were based on “Chinese whispers” than any hard evidence. “I kept hearing dozens and dozens of stories that were following a similar pattern of dogs being taken and I thought it was time to have a public meeting about it,” she said. “[As for dog fighting] it appears to be based on hearsay rather than anything else.”
– Corrections – The Express wishes to clarify that Mr John Hardy’s description as a Vietnam veteran in previous issues was in error. Additionally, the VP Day celebrations at Rocky Creek on August 11 were catered by the Tolga and District Lions Club, not the Atherton Lions Club as described.
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be considered included, reducing “excessive” reporting requirements, allow aged care facilities to offer sub-acute care and community outreach services and overhauling the Aged Care Approval Round. Again, Ms Fierravanti-Wells said that these changes were not Coalition policy and would only be “considered” as part of the Aged Care Provider Agreement. Fielding questions from the floor, attendees raised concerns about; the lack of an aged care facility in Mossman, the difficulty accessing care in remote areas, specifically Croydon and hospital beds being taken up by people who should be in nursing homes. Ms Ikin conceded that it would have been nice for attendees to have been given more detail but having Ms FierravantiWells travel to the Tableland was invaluable. “This forum was an opportunity to ensure that the people making critical decisions understand the needs of the people here,” she said. “I have spoken to thousands of people in the past couple of months and when I mentioned aged care there is always an immediate emotional reaction.” Ms Ikin said if the coalition was elected her job would be to ensure that the steering committee was aware of the issues of Kennedy as the Aged Care Provider Agreement.
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Dances from around the world By Boyd Robertson
New performing groups will add to the celebrations at the Mareeba Multicultural Festival on August 24. The Morobe Cultural Dance Group will perform three traditional Papua New Guinean dances from Morobe Province at this year’s festival for the first time. The 20-strong group, who are composed of members from three different areas of Morobe (including the capital city of Lae) will try to compress the complex performances down to a 10-minute presentation for the Festival.
Group member Masio Nidung said the group had to choose songs from the dozens of languages spoken in Morobe province. “There are two languages in Morobe - ‘Yabem’ and ‘Kâte’ - that are what we call church languages, so they are spoken more,” Ms Nidung said. “We are using Yabem for two songs and one language from the island of Siassi for the third. “Papua New Guinea culture is like the Indigenous here in Australia in that they have a culture based on oral history – so the singing and dancing depict stories about our people and things like love.”
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with more than 800 languages spoken in a population of about six million. Cairns-Lae Sister City Program representative Olive Tau Davies helped organise the dance group together for the Cooktown Festival in June. “Although the group originally came together to celebrate the connection between Lae and Cairns, they have taken the opportunity to perform on their own now and will be promoting Morobe, Lae and the cultures there,” she said. Ms Nidung said the group was keen to perform in Mareeba.
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ON a cloudless winter day, thousands flocked to the Mareeba airport for the annual Warbird Wings and Classic Cars Airshow. During four non-stop hours of flying, World War II planes shared the skies above Mareeba with a former Red Bull racing aircraft, low level fire bombers and the surprise packet of the show a Pitts Special. The innocuous orange aircraft, piloted by Andrew Biggs, thrilled the crowd with a series of wild aerobatic moves including dives, barrel purposefully - rolls 1 and 2 0 1 3 - 0 8 -stalling 1 3 T the 1 2 engine : 2 4 :after 5 0
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club news Monthly catch-up with the mAREEBA lioness club Our annual Pink Ribbon Garden Party will be held this month on Saturday, August 31 at Wongabeena Gardens, Ray Road, Mareeba. Tickets and table selections are available at Hastie Centre Furnishings, Byrnes Street, Mareeba. Afternoon tea is included in the $15 ticket. As is in the past we would like you to bring your own cup for afternoon tea. On the day we will have cakes, lollies and jams for sale as well as a plant stall. The guest speaker is Dr Frankish and there will be heaps more to entertain everyone. Wear pink and enter in the best pink outfit and pink hat competition. We would also ask that ladies bring a bra to help under privileged ladies in Papua New Guinea. Presently we are selling tickets for the Pink Ribbon Raffle near NAB and IGA. Our aim is to raise money for Cancer Research and we look forward to seeing people from all over the North. Recently we had a stall at the Christmas in July festivities together with the Mareeba Lions Club. We made lamingtons, and for the first time we made pumpkin soup. It was a great day with hundreds of people popping in and savoured our tasty menu. Last month Mareeba Lionesses enjoyed a trip to Cooktown with the Lions Club. We all had a wonderful time and look forward to doing this again in the not too distant future. The Mareeba Lioness Club will assist the Tableland Regional Council with bingo at the Annual Senior morning which will be held on Monday, August 19 at Mareeba International Club. If you need any information about the Mareeba Lioness Club, please ring Lyn Simpson on 4092 3953. We look forward to hearing from you. LYN SIMPSON Publicity Officer
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The Express, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 PAGE 7
The LAND O’Sullivan tours Tableland T
Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Senator Barry O’Sullivan and LNP Candidate for Kennedy Noeline Ikin. Mr O’Sullivan visited the Tableland last week.
he Liberal National Party’s replacement for Barnaby Joyce in the senate toured the Tableland last week to discuss the concerns of primary producers in the lead-up to the Federal Election. Barry O’Sullivan last week met with leaders of the banana and sugar cane industries on the Tableland in a bid to “get my head around” some of the issues. Mr O’Sullivan has a background in business and said it was important to him that he got to all the “whistlestops” in far north Queensland. “The trip was used to get an understanding about what producers are doing and what their challenges are so I can properly represent them in this part of the state,” he said. “The common issue is about input costs. Their receipted income is just not keeping up with costs of things like electricity and the carbon tax.” Mr O’Sullivan singled out labour shortages impacting the banana industry should conditions on 457 visas be altered as well as the ongoing threats of imported product.
Values improved slightly this week Mareeba Combined Agents penned a total of 245 head including 4 Friesian Cross Cows & Calves for this week’s competition. This week’s values did improve slightly due to the fact that a large number of slaughter able types of cattle did come through the system. One major Export Processor did attend and the usual panel of Local Buyers were in attendance. Steers suitable
for the Local trade improved by up to 3c/ kg. Cows to the Local Wholesale Trade gained up to 7c/ kg. Bullocks to Export Slaughter gained 2 c/ kg and Cows sold to the Export Processors rose substantially in quality and condition to be 27 c/ kg dearer than a fortnight ago. Bulls to Slaughter have remained unchanged to average around 85c/ kg.
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The threat of foreign ownership, the dilution of Queensland Sugar Limited and soaring irrigation costs were the biggest challenges facing the sugar cane industry, according to Mr O’Sullivan. Hesaid he fully understood the importance the agriculture sector played in the economy of far north Queensland. “If you lose any one of these industries it would be devastating. Almost like stalling a plane. If you took one out of a district the others won’t just be able to struggle along on their own,” he said. “I am going to camp out here with Senator [Ian] McDonald until some of the issues [facing these industries] are resolved.” Mareeba District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association president Joe Moro said it was good the senator had made the time to visit the Tableland. “He [Mr O’Sullivan] is on a massive learning curve in regards to our industry and really this trip was just a fact finding mission for him. He certainly made the right sounds on some of the issues.”
Malanda Small farms field days on again FOLLOWING the successful launch of the Malanda Small Farms Field Day in 2012, organisers have set a date for 2013. The event will be held on October 12 at the Malanda Showgrounds from 9am until 4pm and will feature market stalls, exhibitions, competitions, guest speakers as well as displays of the latest farm machinery and equipment. Popular events from the inaugural field day will return in 2013 including a celebrity goat milking competition as well as a competition for rural innovators. New events in 2013 include the “Home Cheesemakers Competition” and the “Homemade Country Tea Cosy Competi-
tion” as well as more events which will be announced as the event draws nearer. Field Day committee chairman Ray Byrnes said anyone interested at displaying at the event needed to register by September 27. “Taking on board the public demand to create an even greater successful Small Farms Field Day, we are sending out the call for stall holders, exhibitors and innovative speakers out there that would like to share their knowledge and sell their services and merchandise,” he said. For more information about the event visit www.malandasmallfarms.com or follow the event on Facebook.
The award will be presented at the annual MDFVGA Dinner on September 13, 2013.
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Week CCs 15.90 15.24 15.01 14.33 14.23 14.22 13.93 13.53 14.30
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season to date tonnes CCs 1963 13.46 48756 14.88 41033 13.72 22289 13.15 114375 13.44 28137 13.49 1842 13.59 1631 13.35 355 13.98 1993 12.81 591 12.10 393 12.40 514 12.82 25 11.70 3372 12.30 320 13.43 50 11.65 1031 12.63 75 13.80 272701 13.69
tC/ha 109 135 111 91 122 112 109 83 56 88 127 94 88 99 129 125 173 117
MARKET REPORT Prime Quotes (c/kg) Butcher’s steers (16 head) Butcher’s heiFers whOlesale cOws Ox meatwOrks (45 head) cOws meatwOrks (25 head) Bulls heavy (18 head) Bulls stOre
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Open for business Rehabilitation centre opened Shanty Creek Therapeutic Community, an alcohol and drug residential support service for Indigenous people in the far north, was officially opened on August 13. The rehabilitation centre is run by the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council, which is part of the not-for-profit Lives Lived Well group. Lives Lived Well chief executive Mitchell Giles and Member for Cook David Kempton opened the facility. “There is strong and ongoing demand for our alcohol and drug treatment services and we are passionate about delivering them,” Mr Giles said. Mr Kempton said it was vital to provide facilities that
offered hope to those who have suffered alcohol and drug abuse in a non-institutionalised setting. "What this community offers is opportunity with responsibility - people have an opportunity to take responsibility for themselves, an opportunity to be a part of a community and most importantly an opportunity to be involved in their treatment and in the rest of their lives," he said. The Shanty Creek Therapeutic Community opened in May 2012 to provide a tailored alcohol and other drugs treatment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged over 18 years.
Fabio Petruza forked out $100 to be the first person to enjoy a frosty beer at the official opening of the Carriers Arms Hotel. The two-storey pub, which stood where The Ant Hill is today, was a focal point of the community in Mareeba’s early years, attracting ringers, railway gangs, drifters and parliamentarians. Mr Petruza, who assisted in the construction of the building, said: “It is a great pleasure to be the first person to have a beer at this pub but I don’t think I will be spending $100 on a beer again.” “I helped design the front of the hotel and helped work on the roof but I was just a helper. I just did what I was told.” About 80 people attended the opening ceremony which included speeches from Mary Thompson, who compiled a history of the hotel, as well as Pat Mason who was a bar tender there in the late 1940s.
By Ryan Groube It’s not every day you spend $100 on a beer, but for Fabio Petruza it was worth every cent. Mr Petruza forked out a green bill for an ice-cold stubbie of XXXX Gold as part of the official opening of the Carriers Arms Hotel at the Mareeba Heritage Centre on August 17. As winner of an auction, conducted by former Mareeba Shire Council Mayor Mick Borzi, Mr Petruza was given the chance to be the first person to enjoy a brew in the replica hotel. The Carriers Arms Hotel was an institution in Mareeba from 1892 until it was destroyed in a fire in 1952.
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MAREEBA MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
DATE: 24TH AUGUST, 2013 PLACE: ARNOLD PARK, MAREEBA
ARNOLD PARK MAREEBA - SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2013
Celebrating “Cultural Influences”
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09.15am: Assemble at Arnold Park 09.30am: Parade of Nations with Mareeba State High School Drummers 09.45am: Lauren Searle & Mareeba State High School Band - Advance Australia Fair 09.50am: Des Brickey - Welcome To Land 10.00am: Mareeba State Primary School - Singing 10.15am: Mareeba State High School - Dance Troupe 10.30am: Irish Dancing 10.40am: Friulani Dancing Group 10.45am: Tango Craze 11.00am: Sing Australia 11.15am: St. Stephen’s Catholic College 11.30am: Bhutan Dancers 11.45am: Bella Capella 12.00pm: P.N.G. Dancing Group 12.15pm: Te Fanua Dancing Group 12.30pm: Thai / Laos Dancers 12.45pm: Thai Mareeba Dancing Group 01.00pm: Welcome Address Giuliano Cordenos, Chairman, Mr Robert Cavallucci MP, Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs LNP Member for Cook - David Kempton and TRC Mayor Rosa Lee Long Citizenship Ceremony
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01.30pm: Flamenco From Cairns 01.45pm: Tamariki Araura 02.00pm: Serbian Cultural Group 02.15pm: Italian Dancing & Singing Group 02.30pm: Dance Connection Studio 02.45pm: Zumba Exercise Demonstration 03.00pm: Zagareb Island Dancing 03.15pm: Albanian Dancers 03.30pm: The Whanau Kotahi’s 03.45pm: Greek Dancers 04.00pm: Sampaguita Philipino Dance Group 04.15pm: Aboriginal Dance Group 04.30pm: Music House 04.45pm: Aboriginal Dance Group 05.00pm: Zorba The Greek - Finale • All performers must notify Frank Avolio and Fred Cristaldi on arrival • Performers are asked to be at the assembly area behind the stage 30 minutes before their nominated time • The order of events may vary slightly, if performers are not on time • Participants are asked to remain in costume to add to the festival atmosphere of the day • Enquires: Please ask any Committee Member wearing Red Polo Shirt with the festival logo.
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The Express, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 PAGE 9
Your Weekly Horoscopes March 21 to Apr 20 Aries
You will be attracted to unusual forms of entertainment and foreign cultures. Problems on the home front might be a little disconcerting. Think twice before you pursue an unrealistic endeavor. You may find it difficult to communicate with someone at work
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1/2 small brown onion, finely diced
2 tbs. brown sugar
• 1 tbs (15ml) red wine vinegar Method
May 22 to June 21
Place all ingredients together in a saucepan, and cook over a low heat for around 7 minutes or until onion is transparent. Optional: season and serve warm with grilled chicken or fish or cold with a cheese platter or ploughman’s lunch
June 22 to July 22
Think twice before you say something you might regret later. Entertainment should include sports events or physical activities. Your ability to get the job done will result in added responsibility and possible promotion. You will back yourself into a corner if you are baited and your stubbornness will only make matters worse
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April 21 to May 21
Your intellectual wit will bring greater popularity with your peers. You probably aren’t getting straight answers to your questions. It will be all around you. You may have to take a short trip to visit someone who hasn’t been well
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Someone may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Your honesty will not only win you points but also respect. You can come up with future trends in creative fields. You are best to do something energetic with friends instead
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July 23 to Aug 22
You must strive to get the most important projects completed properly, rather than doling everything in a half baked way. Your passionate nature may make you jealous if your mate has been too busy to take care of your needs. Relatives may be less than easy to deal with. Your ability to stand out in a crowd will bring you the recognition you desire.
Aug 23 - Sept 23
You have to let go of your past if you wish to get out of any sentimental mood that might be hanging over your head. You can expect changes at your work place. You should be able to get a lot done. Be honest with yourself before getting involved with someone who is likely to lead you on.
Sept 24 to Oct 23 Libra You can’t help everyone. Be discreet
about any information you uncover. Self-improvement projects will payoff in more ways than one. You are best not to say too much to colleagues.
Oct 24 to Nov 22
Be prepared to make changes to your personal documents. You’ll be tempted to spend extravagantly this week. Your energy will be high; however, if not channeled suitably, temper tantrums may erupt. Do not lend money to friends, or contribute more than necessary to groups unworthy of your cash.
Nov 23 to Dec 21
Your health may suffer if you don’t control your present situation. Your lover will be annoyed with your participation. Have some fun, but draw the line if someone tries to fast talk their way into your heart. You will be subject to pushy individuals if you get involved in uncertain organizations.
Dec 22 to Jan 20
The emotional state of peers may cause a problem for you. Curl up with a good book or go for a drive in the country. Losses are likely if you have left your financial affairs in other people’s hands. You will enjoy interaction with others this week.
Jan 21 to Feb 19
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Puzzle solutions 14th August
Expect to pay more than anticipated for entertainment or other purchases. Concentrate on work or make changes to yourself. You may be confused emotionally. You will be able to find the perfect outfit, and the greatest new accessory for your house
Feb 20 to March 20
Communicate with relatives who may need advice in order to find solutions to their existing problems. Renovations to your domestic scene will pay high rewards. Develop some of your good ideas. Don’t start any arguments unless you’re prepared to accept irrevocable results
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What goes up and doesn’t come back down? A. Your age.
Across 9 A body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage (7) 10 From a general law to a particular instance (1,6) 11 having much money; (7) 12 Aussie slang for Breakfast (7) 13 Blue flowers that bloom for only one day (9) 15 To prevent; check; arrest (5) 16 To treat or regard with contempt or disdain (7) 19 in partnership; in league. (7) 20 Good-bye; farewell. (5) 21 A musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of wooden bars, (9) 25 Any of the instruments or vessels commonly used in a kitchen (7) 26 Any of various similar liquids distilled from other products. (7) 28 A fencelike barrier composed of one or more horizontal (7) 29 A small Spanish or Portuguese sailing vessel of the Middle Ages (7)
Down 1 A student enrolled in such a program (6) 2 Reluctant to give or spend; (6) 3 Resembling ink (4) 4 A tract of grassland used for pasture (6) 5 Without civilizing influences; (8) 6 A friendly relation or intimacy (10) 7 Any of numerous crested parrots (8) 8 art produced chiefly for its aesthetic value (4,4) 14 Of or belonging to language (10) 16 A group or collection of statues (8) 17 An oil expressed from the olive fruit (5,3) 18 A hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God. (8) 22 Insanity; mental disorder. (6) 23 A book of this size. (6) 24 To make possible or easy: (6) 27 To apply a permanent to the hair. (4)
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Executive Queenslander with size and class! Size and Class is all you'll find in this executive Queenslander style home with all the trimmings. Nothing has been omitted in the design of this beautiful home, and that is evident from the moment you set eyes on it.
Stepping inside the main entry, you'll be greeted by beautiful polished timber floors. Branching off on either side are five good sized bedrooms, including a Master Bedroom that is absolutely huge. All bedrooms feature carpet flooring and built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, as well as a walk-in wardrobe, features split-system air-conditioning and has a stylish ensuite as well. Also off the main hallway is a deluxe main bathroom, which features a separate shower and bathtub, with quality fittings throughout, including three in one heating lamps. Nearby is the convenient laundry, with direct access to the outside of the home, with plenty of linen storage space in the hall adjacent. The living areas are easily the centrepoint of this immaculately presented home. Featuring an open plan layout, there is a beautifully finished kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, a huge pantry, quality appliances, and even an island bench. The dining area is off to one side of the kitchen, and on the other is the spacious lounge/family room. Throughout this main living area, and in fact the entire home, there are large windows & glass sliding doors, allowing plenty of natural light to enter. Also adjoining the main living area is an executive style media room with surround sound wiring and concertina shutter doors that open out to the lounge/family room. If tropical outdoor living is what you had in mind, then the wide verandahs that surround the home, and in particular the rear verandah which overlooks the vast open backyard, is where you'll spend most of your time. Perched up, catching the gentle summer breezes, watching the kids run around, while you're preparing the afternoon BBQ with a nice cold drink, or sitting down with friends enjoying an alfresco dinner party is what you can expect to enjoy, the possibilities are endless. There is so much more to mention about this home, here are some of the additional features. • Five bedroom Queenslander home • Immaculately presented & well maintained • Wide timber verandas all around the home • Open plan design, polished timber floors throughout • Large windows and glass sliding doors, allowing plenty of natural light • Spacious, modern kitchen with plenty of storage space • Stylish bathroom with separate shower and tub • Air-conditioning to living areas and Master bedroom • Four bay concrete carpark under the home • Large 4 bay Colourbond shed • 3017m2 fully fenced allotment with remote controlled entry gate • Established landscaped gardens • In a quiet area with no rear neighbours • Minutes from Mareeba's CBD For more information, please contact EXCLUSIVE agent Remo Esposito of Sibi Girgenti Real Estate. Phone 4092 5566 or 0401 969 473. www.girgentigroup.com Address: Price: Agent: Contact:
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The Express, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 PAGE 11
PROPERTY Grazing or farming
MAREEBA REAL ESTATE AGENCIES 3 BRM CONCRETE BLOCK HOME
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FOR RENT 4 Dowie Street, Mareeba $320 per week
An impressive home, pool and shed, all on a 938m2 allotment in a great part of town. The split level home is immaculately presented and provides all the modes and comforts of family life from the dual living areas and well-designed modern kitchen to the outdoor entertainment and barbeque area which is complemented by an in ground swimming pool. Quality fixtures and fittings are showcased throughout the home and polished timber floors enhance the upstairs zone, while the downstairs area is tiled and carpeted. Each of the four bedrooms have built-ins with the master boasting a walk-in robe, ensuite and air-conditioning. There is also a separate office, stylish main bathroom, large Address: laundry with 3rd Price: toilet and plenty of Agent: storage space. The double Contact: lockup garage
provides accommodation for two vehicles and there is a lockable 1 bay colourbond shed with leanto and a large garden shed in the backyard. The corner allotment is fully fenced and the lawns and gardens are established and easy to maintain. An added bonus is the parkland which is located approximately 100 metres from the front gate. An inspection of this property is a must to appreciate all that it has to offer. For further information or to arrange an inspection, please contact EXCLUSIVE AGENT Sophie Bozzo on 0428 128 154 or Mareeba Property Office on 4092 1355. MAREEBA $POA Sophie Bozzo Mareeba Property Office 0428 128 154 or 4092 1355
Town residence on 9319m2 (2.3 acres)
> 3 Bedroom home close to town > Large kitchen and bedrooms > Fans throughout > Lyno throughout > Single tiled carport > Garden shed > Pets on application If you would like more information or to arrange an inspection, do not hesitate to contact Mareeba Property Management on (07) 4092 2111 or visit Mareeba Property Management at 159 Byrnes Street, Mareeba. www.rentmpm.com.au
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159 Byrnes Street, Mareeba
(07) 4092 2111 • A/H 0418 922 111
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THIS three bedroom clay brick/con- Contact Mareeba Real Estate Agencrete block home features an open cies at 7 Hort Street, Mareeba on 4092 plan living area, air-conditioning, fans 1556 or Mark 0428 121 520 and Lyn throughout, two bathrooms, two toi- 0427 153 868, or email mrea4880@ lets, front and rear patios, a double qld.chariot.net.au carport, a one bedroom granny flat with comAddress: Kenneally Road, Mareeba bined kitchen, dining Price: $450,000 and lounge plus a one Inspect: By Appointment bedroom concrete block Agent: Mareeba Real shed, plus a Ranbuild Estate Agencies shed, town and bore Contact: 4092 1556 water and fruit trees.
PROPERTY Are you wanting to Buy or Sell?
Leichardt 210 The Rise $346,000
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HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE Dissolving the boundaries between rural and residential, this house and land package captures the essence of design while offering a relaxed and inviting lifestyle framed by panoramic sweeps of surrounding landscape. Located at The Rise Country Estate, situated only minutes from town-with the rural feel lifestyle. Sunsets that go on forever and constant northeasterly breezes. The Leichardt (210m2), created by Tropic Coast Homes is a four bedroom, two bathroom rendered masonry block home designed to compliment Lot 209 offering a generous 3416m2 to play with to your
heart’s content, or the choice of any of the other magnificent blocks available The abundance of windows fill each space within the home with fresh air and natural light, establishing a connection with the beautifully lush surrounds. The generosity of this floor plan is carried through to the outdoor areas Creating a seamless transition between indoors and out, it perfectly suits the Queensland climate. This includes an alfresco area off the kitchen and dining area that invites alfresco entertaining with exquisite views of the surrounding dams and mountainside. Families will enjoy the close proximity to
If a tree change is what you are after this may very well be the package to fill that desire! Priced at $346,000 with the land at $117,000, and the house at $229,000. A full list of inclusions is available upon request from Debbie Sweedman, 0409 321 920, email@example.com
House and Land are sold on separate contracts. Tropic Coast Homes BSA 1089966. (All illustrations and plans are a guide and may change without notice).
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For an inspection and further information on this property please call our Rental team on 4092 4040. You can download our rental application form from our website under forms at: www. rentalhomesnow.com.au
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quality schools, school bus service and the many sporting clubs and activities on offer in Mareeba, as well as being just 55 minutes from Cairns, the beaches and International Airport.
4 Bed - 2 bath - 2 car
Get yourself into this great home! Situated on a one acre block on the outskirts of town is this awesome spacious home. Features include an open plan design, large patio area, in-ground pool, three bay shed and a fully fenced yard. Close to the catholic high school and with plenty of room to move, you and your family will love being in this awesome home. All pets are by application. Available to rent soon for $400.00 per week.
With proven results and a reputation for dedicated customer service – Buying and Selling has never been easier!
1 Acre Blocks Beautiful Rural Setting Close to Town & Schools Bore on each block
301 CatheriNe athertoN Drive the rise CouNtry estate
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LAND STARTS AT $140,000
$390,000 Neg AureliA 0418 183 555
PHONE: 4092 4100 A/H: Liz 0437 921 648 www.altituderealtymareeba.com.au
atherton 10am on the 29th of August, 2013 PCYC Hall, 183 Walsh Street, Mareeba
A/c Tablelands Regional Council - Under Section 140 of Local Government Regulation 2012 - Accrued Rate Arrears ATHERTON • 16 Fleet Street - 1012m² LAKE BARRINE • 17 McLean Road - 1.43 Hectares MOUNT GARNET • 17 Garnet Street - 1227m²
WATSONVILLE • L536 Clara Street - 1176m² • L609 Mary Street - 1012m²
KOAH • L603 Barron Street - 1012m²
CHILLAGOE CHILVERTON • 38 - 40 Tower Street, Chillagoe - 2024m² • L3 & L33 Jubb Road - 105.28 Hectares • 22 - 24 Georgetown Road, • L7 Jubb Road - 38.45 Hectares Chillagoe - 2024m²
Please Phone Richie Cahill For More Details on 0408 772 941 First National Real Estate Atherton • 21 Main Street, Atherton • Phone 4091 1177
The Pink Building We have 219 Byrnes Street Rental MAREEBA QLD 4880 Homes to suit everybody! The Express, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 PAGE 13
Air Conditioning Auto Electrician
Blinds Brick laying Building/Renovating Butcher
Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Concerting
Fertilizer Floor Coverings Fuel
Electrical Embroidery Earthmoving
Irrigation IT Specialist
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Glazier Gutter guard
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Photography Plumbing Pool Maintenance Promotion/Marketing
Do it right the first time!
CURTAINS & BLINDS
• DOZERS D7R & D7G • SCRAPER • WATER TRUCKS • BODY TRUCK • FARM CLEARING • ROAD WORKS • MINING
FREE FREE Measure Measure and and Quote Quote Plus we sell...
P: 4092 6271
M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717
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R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION
• Airconditioning Installations • Cold Rooms • Fridge Seals • Gasing • Servicing & Maintenance • Authorised Artic Licence
Plus we sell...
Tracks > Rods > Accessories
Tracks > Rods Competitive Curtains & Furnishings BY APPOINTMENT ONLY >Phone: & Accessories 0429 869 023
96 James Street,Curtains Mareeba Competitive & Furnishings BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Phone: 0429 869 023 For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619 96 James Street, Mareeba
For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619
Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657
All Aspects of construction SpecialiSing in: • Custom Design Homes • Extensions • Renovations • Free Quotes • Servicing All Areas
ABN: 61 788 170 092 LIC. NO: L012565 ArtIC LIC: AU21630 QBSA: 1220582
ATHERTON CAR ELECTRICS
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
BSA no. 1218243
Commercial Cleaners Pty Ltd Outside 3 Bedroom House Washed $95 Paths Done at 1/2 Price
Have Your Roof Cleaned by Superclean and We Will Wash the Ouside of Your House as a BONUS!!
SOLAR PANELS WASHED BY HAND!
• Great Pensioners Discounts • “One FREE Call Does It All” • Will Match Any Other Written Quote • Qld Govt Preferred
Phone George Freecall 1800 063 024 Mobile 0417 610 679 CHILDCARE & KINDERGARTEN
Lic No. 55472
99 Vaughan St, Mareeba Q.4880 firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 4092 4146
Commercial • Domestic • Industrial • Mining Installations, Repairs & Maintenance
Battistin Electrical Daniel Battistin
We are the future!
www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566
Phone: Adrian 0427 937 808 or 4093 9445 Email: email@example.com
JAMIE & ANTONELLA RYAN PH: 4091 2102 • FAX: 4091 5655
65 Tolga Rd, Atherton • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOM SMITH P: 0407 161 783 F: 4092 7851 E: email@example.com
QBSA: 1209108 ABN: 68 119 390 831
“ACE IT EVERYTIME” SPECIALISTS IN:
Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880
CURTAINS & BLINDS
Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent
Transport Travel Tree Lopping
Constance Street.....................4092 1912 Director: Sue Powell Dunlop Street...........................4092 5277 Director: Kim-Marie Watkins Outside School Hours Care....4092 2431
• Residential • Commercial • Repairs/Maintenance • Phones • Airconditioners
Mobile 0448 856 187
Phone: 4092 6203 • Fax: 4092 5723 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 145 Hastie Road, Mareeba Qld 4880
SONCIN ELECTRICAL PT
ABN: 22 524 342 683 • Licence No: 71735 • ACA: F0514381 • LO: 56130
your local business guide CONCRETING
Licence No. 51413 CEC No. A5891084
For all your Electrical, Airconditioning & Solar needs!
Domestic Commercial Industrial Solar Repairs & Maintenance Telephone & Networking Cabling Airconditioning Installation & Electrical Wiring
Mobile: 0419 709 522
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • IN HOUSE CONSULTATION Desiree & Mark Siemon - Phone: 4095 5669 - Mobile: 0408 887 701 Email: email@example.com - 31 Kennedy Highway, Tolga
Trust the BLIND specialists! 159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229
MAIN STREET, TOLGA PH: (07) 4095 4207 MOB: 0438 954 206
Supply & Fit
MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 or 4092 4449
• Competitive Rates • Free Quotes • Quality Job Assured QSBA: 1139 505
Cleaning Solutions Outstanding Results Residential & Commercial Cleaning Solutions For: • Carpets • Tile & Grout • Vinyl • Upholstery • Rugs • Spot & Stain Removal • Mattresses • Fabrics • Driveways & Footpaths • 24 Hour Water Restoration • new Premier Shampoo & Steam Clean Service!
Let the professionals take care of it!
T: 4092 2160 - M: 0417 758 302 ALL Areas! E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jane Peters Phone: 0427 932 776
Email: email@example.com PO Box 1923, Mareeba Q.4880
Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds
MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE
SpecialiSing in: • Polishing & Sealing New Concrete • Re-Juvenating & Sealing Existing Concrete • Re-Sealing Existing Stampcrete, Covercrete & Pebbletex Surfaces
Truck Driver Training: LR, MR, HR & HC CHEAP
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For $26 per week this spot could be yours!
Phone the Express today 4092 3464
ABN: 98 735 499 133
PARTIES WEDDINGS SPECIAL OCCASIONS MUSIC OR KARAOKE REASONABLE RATES PA HIRE
Call Sandro for your FREE QUOTE 0417 843 015 or Ph/Fax: 4092 7536 firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL CARL 0408 924 312
PARTIES WEDDINGS SPECIAL OCCASIONS MUSIC OR KARAOKE REASONABLE RATES PA HIRE
CALL CARL 0408 924 312 Fertilizer
TABLELAND FERTILIZERS 26 REYNOLDS ST, MAREEBA QLD. 4880 P: 4092 1174 F: 4092 3084
40 ECLIPSE DRIVE, ATHERTON QLD. 4883 P: 4091 3100 F: 4091 3177
LICENSED MANUFACTURER OF
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PLUMBING, PUMPS & GAS
NEW Mini Concrete Truck Caters for small loads up to 2.6m across the Tablelands!! PLUS Tipper & Bobcat Available
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All enquires call Mick on 0417 720 959 or 4092 3849 - Email: email@example.com
D R S GLASS
TRUCK & BACKHOE
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PHONE 4095 8222
• 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 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
BACKHOE WATER TRUCK TIPPER & FLOAT HIRE
ATTACHMENTS: Auger, Rock Breaker, Forks, Vibrating Plate + a full range of buckets and tilting buckets
Budget Blinds, Curtains and Materials
For $26 per week this spot could be yours! Phone the Express today
FREE HOME QUOTES
• Tracks & Rods • Furniture • Sheets & Towels • Floor Coverings
FREE MEASURE & QUOTE!
HASTIE CENTRE FURNISHINGS
209 Byrnes St, Mareeba • P: 4092 1017 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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FREECALL: 1800 100 525
p: 4092 7333 m: 0402 031 813 email@example.com
your local business guide POOL MAINTENANCE
ABN: 74 629 292 635
Owner/Operator Wade Venturato Phone: 0429 901 447 7 Days a Week WORK firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE: 4092 2314 • FAX: 4092 4113
BSA 116 4856
Installation, Servicing & Repairs Gas & Gas Applianes, Water Filtration & Purification, Maintenance Plumbing, Pumps, Sewer & Storm Water Solutions
ON THE TABLELANDS
There’s always better value at CRT.
GRAHAME McKENZIE MOBILE 0407 226 022
Machinery - Truck Hire
POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP 71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA “WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE” ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE
PHONE: 0413 013 297
LICENSED POOL SAFET Y INSPECTOR
45 Chewko Rd, P.O. Box 131, MAREEBA
Phone/Fax: 4092 3563
• Mechanical Repairs for Cars & Light Commercials • Roadworthy Certificates • EFI Diagnostics • Carbon Clean for Diesels and EFI Vehicles
John and Pete
receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad
Service Station open to the public 24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers 7 BOWER ST, MAREEBA INDUSTRIAL PARK P: (07) 4092 2472 • F: (07) 4092 2668 For Bulk Fuel & Oil Contact Head Office at Miallo (07) 4098 8222
the handy, handymen 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• and did i mention We do laWns & gardens!
0409 802 778
• Patrols • Cash in Transit • Alarm Response & Installation • Alarm Monitoring • CCTV Installation & Service
4 Services and All Mechanical Repairs 4 Roadworthy Inspection Station 74 Byrnes Street, P.O. Box 169, Mareeba Q.4880
0447 317 797
Pensioner Discounts available & Free quotes!
Phone 4092 2644 Fax 4092 4220
Atherton Decor Centre Creating Beautiful Homes
(a subsidiary of skarott’s transport)
13 Main Street, Atherton Q.4883 Phone: 4091 1016 Fax: 4091 5160
Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds
Visit our website: www.fnss.com.au
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(will accept jobs under $3300 only)
For all security needs call...
Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063
Skip BinS from 2m – 6m
14 DAY BIN HIRE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE AS 7 DAYS!
Specialising in all your home decor needs & giftlines
Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300
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LIMITED TIME ONLY
Call Dennis or Rachel on 4095 4777
IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply
• 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
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
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
• 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
WEDDINGS • CELEBRATIONS • ALL OCCASIONS •
JIM HATCHMAN 0488 562 921
PEERAMON SKIPS, BAGS
Yard Clean Ups: Large or Small
0447 007 685
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DIRECTORY TREE LOPPING
Are your trees becoming too big for your yard?
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
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AA TAYLORS TREELOPPING 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
Ph: 4095 4595 - Fax: 4095 5393 Mobile 0400 954 595
Prune and remove your trees or palms quickly and efficiently! • Stump Grinding Available • Fully Insured • Free Quotes Paul and Ishta Richmond email@example.com
ALL AREAS 0400 326 670 TRANSPORT
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
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OwNER: JIm HuTCHINS Phone 4091 1589 • Fax 4091 4971 19 Eclipse Dr, Atherton LEAVIS
DELIVERIES: CAIRNS & TABLELANDS
Without a travel agent you’re on your own!
MAREEBA 4092 4222 ATHERTON 4091 3411 www.travelexperience.com.au
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P & M Carriers Taxi Trucks - Tail-Lifters Express Couriers
HAVING A PARTY OR FUNCTION?
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
We have the perfect venue!
MAREEBA TURF CLUB Spacious open venue, beautiful gardens and all facilities – the perfect setting for all occasions! Race Day Parties, Weddings, Birthdays, Engagements, Business Functions, Christenings, Christmas Parties & more!
Bookings & Info Phone 0427 114 217
CLASSIfieds phone us: 4092 3464
Wedding Marisa Dickenson
email us: email@example.com
ENTRY FEES: Teams of 4 $60, Lone Hunters $30
The AnnuAl GenerAl MeeTinG
More info: ed 0409 923 246 or Top Pub 4069 5308 www.cooktownhotel.com
Mareeba Police Citzens Youth Club
getting Married? John Keal Marriage Celebrant. Ph 4092 4507
Congratulations on Your Wedding Day
~ 24.08.2013 ~ May your lives together be forever full of laughter, love, health and happiness. Love Mum, Dad, Thomas, Jamie, Jennifer and Scott.
Birthday Happy 21st Birthday
FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST, 2013 We’re very proud of all of your achievements! Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Francesca, Jack, Nonno & Nonna Avolio, Zio Luigi, Zia Pam, Damian, Rebecca and Joel.
Church Notices Presbyterians continue to meet in Mareeba for worship each Sunday 10am, QCWA Hall, Wilkes Street (behind Meals on Wheels) ~ All Welcome! Living Waters (ACC) An Encouraging WORSHIP SERVICE Thought: 10.00am Sunday 6.00pm Sunday
Experience Supernatural Healing of the Body, Soul & Spirit. Phone 4092 6888 Lot 9 Park Avenue, Mareeba
It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful: it’s what you have in your heart.
Wanted Full packing line for mangoes, avocadoes & citrus 2 or 3 lane electronic grader GEM or/similar preffered Ph 0439 492 026
Naithan Van Der Linde
Will be held at 136 Walsh Street, Mareeba at 11am on Saturday September 7th, 2013 Any persons who are qualified in terms of Rule 12.5 of the Association Rules wishing to nominate for a position on the Management Committee must have their written nomination on the approved form in to the Branch Manager at least fourteen (14) days before the date of the meeting. Nomination forms are available from the office of the Branch Manager at the above address.
multicultural festival temporary road closure Notice is hereby given, under the provision of the “Transport Operations (Road Use Management)Act and Regulations 1995” that there will be a road closure to vehicular traffic, as listed, for the purpose of the annual Multicultural Festival on 24th August 2013: Between 9.30am and 6.30pm Walsh Street, Mareeba, between the intersections of Hort and Rankin Streets, will be closed to all vehicular traffic. senior sergeant d. GarNer Officer in Charge, Mareeba Police Station Delegated Officer by the Commissioner of Police ian church cHief eXecutive officer po Box 154 mareeBa Qld 4880 www.trc.qld.gov.au
GARAGE SALE THIS SATURDAY 8.30am-2.30pm DeceASeD eSTATe
18 Riverview Drive, Riverview Gardens, Mareeba
All household items must go! Phone for pre-sale enquiries
0407 121 828
2013 Cooktown Hotel
HOG HUNT! 13th-15th September at the Cooktown hotel
Live Music, BBQ & Stalls, Great Prizes & More! - Everyone welcome!
HONDA SALE Honda EU20i Generator
Atherton Mower & Chainsaw
55 Tolga Rd, Atherton • 4091 7499
For Sale Stock Feed Jarradale Pumpkins. self pick $50 per 1 ton ne ute Ph 4093 4437
Courses FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING
PLANT HIRE • CAT 140H with GPS • CAT 980H Loader • CAT 740 Artic
1 Day First Aid Course (+ CPR Refresher)
Flexible hire rates Call Greg Mellor 0428 791 925
Mareeba: Saturday 7th September, 2013 Atherton: Saturday 21st September, 2013
STONE WALL WORKSHOP
For enquiries contact:
FNQ First Aid & Safety Training 0447 249 708 firstname.lastname@example.org your local Market place
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Wish someone you love a happy wedding day in the Express!
fax us: 4092 6346
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September Instructors: M & L Alba - BSA No 79583
HandS On 2 day wOrkSHOp • COSt $80 For more information phone 4092 1116 or 0429 175 328
4wd / tyres
MUD TYRES • All 4WD PHONE: 0400 706 346 www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au
CLASSIfieds Position Vacant Catalogue Deliverers requireD Earn Extra $$$ Be Paid to Walk
Please call 07 4033 6577 or Email contact details to: email@example.com Must have access to own transport and phone.
Position Vacant Deliver small local phone books. own vehicle required. Immediate start. PH 0419 009 517 or 0418 994 956
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4pm Friday prior to the next week’s publication
MAREEBA - ON THE ATHERTON TABLELANDS Mulungu Children and Family Centre aims to increase outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families by providing integrated early childhood education and care, parenting and family support, and child and maternal health services. Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal community controlled health service providing comprehensive primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Mareeba and surrounding districts. Our Mission is to provide “Life Changing Primary Health Care”. Mulungu is seeking services for the following positions:
Full time position for an
COUNSELLOR COMMUNITY EDUCATOR
The Tablelands Sexual Assault Service (TSAS) in Atherton, Far North Qld is seeking a Counsellor/Community Educator 3 Days Per Week (21 Hours) Applicants are sought from qualified and registered counselling professionals. TSAS provides therapeutic counselling for women, men and children, and delivers community education. Applications close 5pm, Friday 23rd August, 2013. For further information and an application kit please contact us on (07) 4091 4036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Business & iT Trainer Casual Positions Mareeba and Cairns. Must have TAE40110 and Business Quals. Criminal history check required. Applications: email@example.com
apprentice auto electrician
Contact the refuge on 4092 3060 Hickling Avenue, Mareeba
is available in Mareeba Applicant must have a current driver’s license. Please send cover letter and resume to:
< my name is Sammy
and I am a border collie cross about 7 months old. I am a friendly, goofy, little fellow who has committed a crime that is forgivable for my age and circumstances and would be greatful if II could be given a second chance.
The Manager, PO Box 1427, Mareeba Q.4880 Phone 4092 4516 for any enquiries!
advertising works. Phone us today. Ph 4092 3464
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What’s coming up!
1 EARLY CHILDCARE WORKER (FULLTIME) FIXED TERM (WHILST INCUMBENT IS ON MATERNITY LEAVE FOR 12 MONTHS), MUST HOLD RELEVANT DIPLOMA / CERT 3 IN CHILDREN’S SERVICES AND CURRENT DRIVER’S LICENCE.
2 EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKERS (PART TIME) 1 EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKER (CASUAL)
30th 31st 31st
A’ton Maize Festival Mardi Gras Mareeba Markets Pink Ribbon Garden Party “Wongabeena” Mba
7th 7th 7-8th 14th 14th
2013 Bride of the Year Mba RSL 6.30pm St Georges Car Boot Sale Herberton Flower Show Mareeba Markets 65 roses Cent Sale Mba Leagues Club 12 noon
MUST HOLD RELEVANT CERT 3 AND/OR EXPERIENCE IN CHILDREN’S SERVICES AND CURRENT DRIVER’S LICENCE. Have or be able to obtain a Working With Children Blue Card. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE CONTACT MICHAEL DAVIES FOR AN APPLICATION PACKAGE AND POSITION DESCRIPTION EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5.00pm, Friday 23rd August, 2013
For further information on any of the above events contact Tracey on 4092 3464
St Anthony’s is Making a Difference Students, parents and staff at St Anthony’s Parish School, Dimbulah celebrated this year’s Catholic Education Week in style with several events being held throughout the week.
This year’s theme, ‘Making A Difference – Inspired By Jesus’, was central to the celebrations with students collecting non-perishable items to donate to St Vincent De Paul during the annual whole school mass for Catholic Education Week. Families and parishioners then gathered for a pasta and games night with all proceeds from the evening being donated to Rosies in Mareeba. Rosies is an organization that aims to provide friendship and practical support to some of the most abandoned people in society. Volunteers try to build friendships. By spending time with, listening to and
talking to young people. Students presented Rosies with a cheque for $400 which was accepted by coordinators, Joe and Ann Serra. Ann said that they were thrilled with the donation which would be used to purchase more chairs and food items. Students spent all day Thursday preparing food for the Grandparent’s (and Parent’s) Morning Tea that was held at the school on Friday morning. St Anthony’s staff were also recognised during the week with three staff members receiving nominations for Spirit of Catholic Education Awards and two staff members recognised for over 30 years service to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Cairns. The week wrapped up with a prayer service and certificates being presented to every child for their generous contributions to helping others.
McGrath awarded Sapphire
Tablelands Regional Council Deputy Mayor and lifetime Mareeba Rotarian Cr Evan McGrath OAM was awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire on Wednesday August 7, in front of more than 60 people at the Mareeba Bowls Club. Evan is pictured above with wife Faye McGrath.
EXPRESS sPORT RESULTS & DRAWS MAREEBA BASKETBALL INC. Semi-Pros and Lieutenant Dans Senior Mens sides shared the competition points following an exciting 40 all draw in Mareeba Summer Season fixtures played last week. While the other Mens fixtures was also keenly contested with Comets gaining a narrow 3 points win over Stingrays. Christie Perks was a standout on the night with a superb shooting display in which he contributed 32 points for Semi-Pros. Sapphires scored a vital 33 to 29 win over Uniques in the Senior Ladies competition. An encounter where the lead changed several times but neither team was unable to gain the upper hand. Fallon Patolo (Sapphires) and Michelle Bombardieri (Uniques) both notched up 12 points. Players should note that all registration fees are required to be paid in full by the 4th round of fixtures - 30TH AUGUST 2013 - IF NOT PAID IN FULL YOU WILL NOT TAKE THE COURT. SUMMER SEASON FIXTURES DRAW WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2013 4.00 PM UNDER 10’S JUNIORS - COACHING AND GAMES. 5.00 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TIGERS VS TAIPANS. 5.25 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TIGERS VS DRAGONS. 5.50 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TAIPANS VS DRAGONS. 6.30 PM SENIOR MENS - COMETS VS SEMI-PROS C/S: STINGRAYS REFS: J. BALLIN & D. SCHMIDT. 7.30 PM SENIOR MENS - STINGRAYS VS LIEUTENANT DANS C/S: SEMI-PROS REFS: D. McGRATH AND C. CAMERON
THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST 2013 4.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - FLAMINGOES VS BULLETS. 5.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - ALL STARS VS PANTHERS. 6.00 PM SENIOR LADIES – TEQUILA SLAMMERS VS SAPPHIRES C/S: GUMMAZ REFS: M. AUE & M. HAGGER. 7.00 PM SENIOR LADIES - BAIADA STEGGLES VS GUMMAZ C/S: TEQUILA SLAMMERS REFS: F. PATOLO AND A. NEWLANDS 8.00 PM SENIOR LADIES - LOCALS VS UNIQUES C/S: BAIADA STEGGLES REFS: A. GOODYEAR & M. AUE. BYE: SENIOR LADIES - KILLERS FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2013 4.00 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - NONE-YA VS EAGLES. 5.00 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - JAGUARS VS KANGAROOS Mareeba & Memorial Bowls Club Tuesday 13/8/13 Blakey’s Brakes Warehouse Bowls: Touchers: Lead – Priscilla Goring, Third - Allison Hodgon, Skip – Kris Simpson. Wednesday: Ladies Mixed Social – Winners – Pam Murray, Arthur Moss ,Sheila Hewish. Thank you to Rose Parry for sponsoring this day. Thursday: Mens Jackpot Pairs - Winners: Tony Capella, Elio Crema R/U Leno Gasparetto, Tony Simonato. Sunday: Mixed Social – Winners – Sue Soda, R. McCray, Del DeCamille, Sue Brady. COMING EVENTS: Tuesday 20/8/13 Blakey’s Brakes Warehouse bowls 7pm start. Wednesday: Ladies Mixed Social, 1.30pm start, optional dress. Sponsored by Lor-
raine Cummings. Thursday: Men’s self-selected jackpot pairs 1.30pm start, casual dress. Sunday – Mixed Social- 1.30pm start. Competition: 2013 Ladies “B” Grade Singles Championship: Rose Parry def. Melva Williams, Katharine Wiltshire def. Joan Fitzpatrick, Norma Gray def. Marge Duffield, Ethel Thompson won on forfeit from Sandra Barry. COMING EVENTS: Championship Games - to be played on Saturday August 24th at 2pm. Mixed Pairs - Gail Ericson, Tony Siminato V. Peter and Eileen Stevens. Jamahl Byrne, Sue Brady V. Sandra Barry, Graeme Drabsch. Carmel & Aldo DeZen V. Santina & Vic Tiraboschi. Ladies “B” Grade Singles: Semi Finals – K. Wiltshire V. R. Parry. E. Thompson V. N. Gray. 1 Marker required please. Final to be played on Saturday 31st August at 2pm. 2013 Mixed Pairs Semi-Final to be played on this date also. All outstanding games to be completed by this date. Congratulations to Bev Hill on winning the Rozwil Trophy at the Nth. Qld. Championship Games held in Townsville last week.SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING ON MONDAY AUGUST 26TH 5.30PM – CLUB CONSTITUATION. Proposed Constitution is available for Members to read. Selectors Rosters: Wednesday -Sue, Thursday–Bob & Barry, Sunday – Eileen & Peter. ARCHERY On Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August, Tableland Company Of Archers hosted our annual Interclub Tournament. As well as club members, the tournament was attended by archers from Mossman, Townsville, and
Boolaroo, New South Wales. A big thank you to all club members for their hard work and to all who competed in and supported our tournament. Very windy conditions on Saturday afternoon kept scores down, however Sunday’s conditions were near perfect. The tournament results were, Open Men’s Compound - 1st - Wayne Moore 1342, 2nd - Lachlan Cooke 1341, 3rd - Neil Stallard 1317.Open Men’s Recurve - 1st Darren Parker 1256. Open Women’s Recurve - 1st - Signe Dalsgaard 874. Master Women’s Compound - 1st -Sue Stallard 1145. Master Men’s Recurve - 1st - Alan Kemp 1000. Master Women’s Recurve - 1st Yvonne Warmsley 874. Veteran Men’s Compound - 1st Milton Swan 1129. U16 Boy’s Compound - 1st - William Smith 1192, 2nd - Josh Smith 896. U16 Boy’s Compound - 1st Kaleb White 1161 (Novice). U10 Boy’s Recurve - 1st - Neil Prince 1081, 2nd - Ben Daye 1065. Novice Boy’s Compound - 1st - Jackson Eckersley 1244. Novice Girl’s Compound - 1st - Manuela Ziegler 1287, 2nd - Sophie Eckersley 1162. Matchplay (14 Years and over) - Gold - Wayne Moore, Silver - Darren Parker, Bronze - Ben Stallard. (under 14 years) - Gold - Manuela Ziegler, Silver - Kaleb White, Bronze - Neil Prince. On Sunday August 25 Coaching will be conducted from 9am – 12md, for visitors and beginners at the club’s new grounds at Kerribee Park, Chicken Hatchery Road, off Springs Road, Mareeba. Following coaching some members will compete in the inaugural Archery Queensland Short Range Championships while other members will shoot a club round.
The Express, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 PAGE 17
‘Gators charge into finals
Arci reflects on 2013 It is only his second year of coaching and it is quite an achievement to have reached the finals in both years. Mareeba-Malanda Eels C Grade coach Darren Ball should also be congratulated for winning the minor premiership. Darren has had the boys on top of the ladder all year and playing great football. It is a credit to Darren for this is also his second year of coaching and second year of reaching the final five. This season also marks the second year the Eels have played under the banner of the Gladiators. Sioni and the Under 18s boys deserve a lot of praise for trying hard and battling all year even though they don’t have a lot of wins to show for it. Despite that, they turned up to training and games every week and played some very good football along the way. I’d like to thank the Under 18s for their courageous efforts in 2013. Everyone at the club sees and appreciates those efforts. It has been a great year for the ‘Gators, winning two minor premierships and getting three sides into the finals. I can’t think of a better way to thank our sponsors, supporters and the community than playing finals football. Our support is second to none and I am sure that will continue in the finals.
By John Arcidiacono Mareeba Gladiators president
Reserves minor prems By David Grainer On behalf of the Mareeba Gladiators A Reserve team, coached by myself, managed by Daniel Kavea and captained by Glen ‘Dulla’ Williams, we would like to thank the Mareeba rugby league community for their ongoing support during the 2013 season. Our biggest accomplishment so far would have to be going through the first round undefeated. Our first loss of the year came in the second round but our record is 18 wins and one loss which is a great achievement for the boys. The CDRL have confirmed that we are minor premiers so congratulations to the boys. They have earned it. Our job is far from over. We will take it week by week during the finals series. How we got to be minor premiers comes down to de-
termination, desire, discipline, hard training and teamwork. During the season we formed a tight-knit group that went from mateship to brotherhood. When we play our games we play as a team, we play for our brother beside us, we play for our injured brothers - Que Tokarahi and Dwayne Williams - and we play for the pride of wearing the green and gold jersey, as well as the supporters. We are motivated by the possibility of playing and winning a grand final, something a Reserve grade side from this club hasn’t achieved in 22 years. The majority of the boys have fathers and uncles that were part of the winning side in 1991 and hopefully we can do those past players, our supporters and our club proud by bringing home the trophy and writing our own page in the history of the ‘Gators. It would be great to see as many of our supporters at our first semi at Barlow Park on September 1. Go the ‘Gators.
This year started off with the signing of Rod Jensen as captain/coach of the ‘Gators. It was, and has been, Rod’s ambition to get the Gladiators into the finals, a huge task given the team finishing ninth in 2012. All year the Gladiators have been in the hunt for a top five finish. The team has beaten every other side in the competition with the exception of the Kangaroos. Rod, and assistant coach Todd Rowe, have done an excellent job in the commitment, support and advice he has shown and given throughout the year. The players also should be commended for the hard work that they have put in since November last year, especially when you consider that we have lost about nine or 10 quality players through injuries. Reserve grade coach David Grainer has once again guided his team to the finals. This year they have gone a step further and taken out the minor premiership. I would like to pass on my congratulations to David, ‘Doc’, and the rest of the boys for working very hard throughout the year. A lot of credit should go to David.
Rubgy league finals to remain in Cairns: CDRL By Ryan Groube The operations manager of Cairns and District Rugby League (CDRL) Pat Bailey said finals will never be played anywhere other than at Barlow Park. The stance means that rugby league fans in Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Innisfail, Yarrabah, Mossman and Port Douglas are unable to barrack for their teams at home in the finals, regardless of where their side finished during the regular season. Barlow Park is deemed by the CDRL to be a “neutral venue” despite being about five kilometres away from the home grounds of Cairns clubs, Kangaroos, Brothers and Ivanhoe’s. Barlow Park is almost 70 kilometres away from Davies Park.
As the regular season came to a close at the weekend, the Mareeba Gladiators Reserves finished four wins clear of their nearest rivals, Cairns Kangaroos, to claim the minor premiership. Despite the ‘Gators dominance, the archaic finals system ensures that Mareeba will not receive any home ground advantage in the post season. Gordonvale-based Southern Suburbs are set to finish the A Grade season in the top-two, but will relinquish any home ground advantage in the finals where their likely opponents will be Cairns-based clubs. Ms Bailey said the issues of where finals are played often came up at this time of the year. “Finals will never be played any-
where else but at a neutral venue,” she said. “Barlow Park has been our neutral venue for many years. This has been bought up before and hit on the head.” Clubs not based in Cairns have privately harboured ambitions of hosting finals for years but have been unwilling to challenge the CDRL. Suburbs president Stephen Harries said: “All clubs would want the chance to have a home ground advantage in the finals but to get that we’d have to go through the CDRL.” “Under the CDRL banner this is how it has always been but times chance at I think it is worth the discussion.” An Innisfail Brothers committee member declined to comment to The
Express, directing the newspaper to the club’s A Grade coach Bevan Walker. Mr Walker said although in the National Rugby League (NRL) the grand final was always played in Sydney, teams that finished higher on the ladder had the opportunity to play in front of their fans in the semi-finals. “In the NRL, the top teams earn a home semi. In this competition the regional clubs lose all home ground advantage before the finals even begin,” he said. “If we had a finals game at our home ground we’d get three or four thousand through the gates. It would mean everything to us.” The secretary of Edmonton Storm, whose home venue is Barlow Park, Kay Oliver said it was worth at least
having the discussion about where finals are played. ‘Gators president John Arcidiacono said all the clubs in the competition knew how finals would be run when they signed up but did concede it would be nice for Mareeba to host a finals game. “[Playing finals at Barlow Park] is the set-up. It has been for many, many years. It is the policy of the CDRL and there is nothing we can do about it,” he said. Roosters president Rodney Cummings said “a lot of clubs would support a change” to the finals system. During the regular season the clubs take the profits from home matches. All money taken during the finals is collected by the CDRL.
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Wind, heat tests archers Bulls win ARCHERS from across north Queensland got the full gamut of shooting conditions as the Tableland Company of Archers [TCoA] hosted its annual Interclub Tournament. Clubs from Mossman, Townsville and Boolaroo – as well as a couple of archers from New South Wales – attended the shoot held for the first time at TCoA’s new range at Springs Road. On Saturday, archers were faced with tricky conditions. Shooting at longer distances in strong crosswinds, scoring proved difficult. At about 3.45pm, the first day of competition ended with a match play shoot. Archers shot three arrows against an opponent with the highest score progressing to the next round while the lowest score was eliminated. The match play tournament was broken up into two divisions, under 14s and open. Caleb White from Cairns was punished for one loose shot in his two point loss to Manuela Ziegler in the under 14s. White opened with a bullseye, before a gust of wind saw him barely score with his second shot picking up four points from a maximum of 10. With his final arrow, White again fired a
perfect 10 but it wasn’t enough to overhaul the more consistent Ziegler who registered two scores of nine and one score of eight for a total of 26. In the open division the final came down to a shootout between Townsville archers Wayne Moore and Darren Parker. Prior to the final, a highlight of the day was the delight on young Ben Stallard’s face when he pipped his father, and TCoA Wayne Moore (foreground) and Darren Parker face off in the assistant coach, Neil in the sec- final of the match play. ond round. had been a great weekend of shooting. Moore shot a brilliant final, scoring 29 of a “This was the first tournament we have possible 30 points, to claim victory over Parker held at our new target grounds and everyone who registered a score of 26. seemed to enjoy themselves,” he said. “It was a pretty tough day out there today “It was a pretty tough weekend for shootbecause of the wind,” Moore said. ing. The wind from Saturday dropped away on “I’ve been coming up here for the past three Sunday but it got pretty hot.” years because it is a good social shoot.” On August 25, TCoA will hold coaching at On Sunday, the wind died down as the tem- its Chicken Hatchery Road (off Springs Road) peratures soared. venue from 9am until noon. Archers from the Townsville PCYC club Following coaching some members will won the Teams Recurve trophy while TCoA compete in the inaugural Archery Queensland took out the Compound trophy. Short Range Championships while others will TCoA assistant coach Neil Stallard said it shoot a club round. Full results, see page 17.
Coby following in sisters footsteps By Ryan Groube A young Mareeba tennis player is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his older sister by securing a scholarship to play in the United States. Coby Maisel (pictured), a 13-year-old who attends St Stephens, did his chances no harm at the Townsville Open on August 9-11. Maisel, seeded four, romped through the four-round, Under 14 boys singles tournament to claim the title without dropping a set. In the final he met number one seed Lachlan Tennant who he blasted off the court 6-1, 6-2. “I felt I played really well over those two days,” he said. “The plan is to do what my sister [Jor-
dan Maisel] did, and get a tennis scholarship to go and play in America.” Maisel trains five days a week, and since his long-term coach Deanna Roberts moved from the far north at the beginning of the year, now has three coaches. At the weekend, Maisel travelled to Ingham for a tournament and also is focused on the upcoming Innisfail Open. Maisel said he had been introduced to tennis at a young age and loved the game. “I really like that feeling that you get when you go to a tournament and you play well and it feels as though all your hard work has payed off,” he said. Maisel’s Australian ranking, not just for Under 14s, sits at 2037 but does not include the points he gained from winning the Townsville Open.
The Mareeba Bulls are Reserve grade premiers after arch-rivals Douglas suffered a shock 1-0 loss at the weekend. Bulls coach Alex Srhoj said he was delighted for the Reserves and hoped the Bulls Premiers could secure some silverware of their own in the final round of the season this weekend. The Bulls play at home on Saturday night against FNQ FC Heat. For the Bulls to claim the premiership they will need to not only win but bridge a substantial goal difference margin to overhaul Marlin Coast. At the weekend the Bulls ensured the premiership race would go down to the wire with a tense 2-1 win over Stratford on August 17. Srhoj said despite the win it had been a frustrating afternoon for the Bulls who knew that goals were at a premium in order to bridge the goal difference between themselves and the Rangers. The Bulls had two clear chances in the opening minutes with the Dolphins barely clearing a ball off the line in the opening minute before getting away with a clear handball. A physical Dolphins side worked their way into the game with striker Van Horan isolating young Bulls defender Adrian Madrid before blasting home the opener. A closely fought first half ended with the Dolphins on top 1-0. In the second half the Bulls young midfield of David Cater, Shaun Owens and Ben Fresta clicked into gear and began exposing holes in the Dolphins defence. Srhoj said it was an impressive display from the young trio who were without experienced midfield generals Wayne Srhoj, Josh Ruiz and Dennis Allen for the first time in 2013. Steven Cater got the Bulls back on level terms after some impressive lead up work from his attacking partners Robert Pendenza and Paul Ruiz. Paul Ruiz made the most of a spot kick to hand the Bulls a 2-1 lead. David Cater was also unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after being bought down in an ugly two footed challenge. Srhoj said despite his side being on the wrong end of the 50-50 calls all day he was proud of the side for responding for the win. "We had everything against us this afternoon, nothing went our way, but we managed to find away to win and that is the most important thing" he said. Srhoj said the Bulls still had belief they could claim the premiership. "There are moments in sport where anything can happen, where you want to make the difference, this is way we play the game for.”
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