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PERFECT storm of financial problems has led Tablelands Regional Council to implement a prudent budget. The council’s first full financial year budget since de-amalgamation included cost cutting and revenue raising measures with an average general rates increase of 4.6 per cent and consolidation of services and facilities.

Council will be operating at a projected deficit of more than $13.5million at the end of this financial year and a projected deficit of more than $1.5million at the end of next financial year. Mayor Rosa Lee Long said council faced “an almost perfect storm of financial issues” which led to councillors having to make “hard decisions”. These factors included de-amalgamation from Mareeba Shire, which led to loss of economies of

scale, and reductions in State and Federal government funding. She said instead of continuing further into financial distress the council was now aiming for a surplus in the 2016-2017 financial year. “We have also worked hard to ensure this budget is carried out with the least possible impact on our ratepayers,” Mayor Lee Long said. “There may be impacts on the services council is able to offer the community, however we have

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A taste of university life By Katherine Kokkonen

A group of high school students will get a taste of university life when they head to Townsville, next week. Eight students from Mareeba State High School will take part in the Get into Uni Camp at the James Cook University campus. Year 10 student Lauren Serle, 15, already has her eye on going to uni to study either psychology or psychiatry. She said the camp is an opportunity for her to check out the facilities and tap into the essence of university. “You won’t get quite the actual feel of what it would be like to be at university, but you get an idea if you would do well here and if you would like it,” Lauren said. Gifted and talented coordinator Christine Ellacott said the four day camp will help students understand that they are capable of taking the step to university. “For a lot of these kids they’ve never been to university, had a family member go to university or spent any time at a university campus, so it gives them an opportunity to experience university life and to sit in some lectures and live on campus,” she said “I love seeing kids get these opportunities because I’m seeing in them a bit more joy and interest and I’m hoping when they come back it will be reflected in their attitude and determination to do well at school because they will know what they are aiming for.”

Caption: Mareeba State High School students (sitting) Maeghan Bewick, Amber Barry, Liamon Mudd, Lauren Serle, (back) Stewart White, Jesse Tomasich and Jacob Sturgess-Price will head to JCU for the Get into Uni Camp.

Purple Power Day helps fight against cancer

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Radiographer Will Geddes and X-ray administrator Sharyn Banville brighten Mareeba Hospital in purple.

PURPLE power has propelled people to greater awareness. Businesses and organisations decorated with purple balloons and streamers joined together in the fight against cancer. Cancer Council Queensland held Purple Power Day, last Friday, in celebration of the Relay for Life, which will be led in Davies Park, Mareeba, on September 13 and 14. X-ray administrator and cancer survivor Sharyn Banville was the main organiser for decorating Mareeba Hospital in purple. Three teams from the hospital have already signed-up for the

Relay, and Ms Banville wanted to raise awareness and inspire more teams to join. Following closely behind the Great Wheelbarrow Race, fundraising efforts for the Relay have been slow, but she hoped it would pick up as the event nears. She was most looking forward to seeing people come together and have a great time at the Relay. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the people who have survived and cared for loved ones,” she said. For more information or to sign-up a team, go to http://www. relayforlife.org.au.

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A stint at Mareeba Hospital has opened an intern’s eyes to the possibilities of working outside a metropolitan area. Suzi Poulgrain, 26, was the second intern to cycle through the hospital, this year. She completed a 10-week placement on Friday and worked in the general ward and Emergency Department (ED). Ms Poulgrain said she loved getting to know her patients and being updated on their progress – something that was not always possible when working in a metropolitan hospital. “I loved the fact that when I saw a patient in ED I could work them up entirely and I’d hear about their progress every day,” she said. “Here you can visit them (the patients) quite easily or you talk to other doctors about them.” Ms Poulgrain is from the Gold Coast and moved to Cairns on a whim. While there she heard about the possibility of interning in Mareeba. She said her time here will influence where she will eventually settle.

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Suzi Poulgrain has made the most of her internship at Mareeba Hospital.

Mareeba Hospital welcomed their first batch of interns this year after a campaign by senior medical staff. Medical Superintendent Dr Tjaart Grobbelaar said achieving accreditation was a step forward for the hospital. “It has been a long-term goal for all of us to be able to include interns as part of

our team,” he said. “We worked very hard to achieve it and are already seeing the benefits.” Dr Grobbelaar said the two interns who did placements in Mareeba had a chance to be more hands-on and often had to think outside the box when they approached certain situations.

Division still runs deep at TRC FROM P1 -plus of nearly $800,000. While the budget will be implemented, debate at the meeting showed division still ran deep among the councillors. Cr Marjorie Pagani moved for a three part amendment to the budget due to concerns about the prioritisation of which roads to upgrade, the loss of services in smaller centres and council spending on lights at Anzac Park. Cr Pagani questioned the amount council had allocated in the budget for Jue Soo Road when compared to the amount for Mar-

nane Road. “Marnane Road services the entire population of three communities. The complaints are appropriate and justified. Aged pensioners have to run the gauntlet of this road,” she said. “Jue Soo Road is number 36 on the (priority) list and Marnane Road is number 10.” Cr Pagani also raised the issue of consolidating Malanda and Herberton service centres and the effect it would have on the communities. “The savings for the pain of many aged people living in the

communities is not justifiable,” she said. Cr Shaaron Linwood supported Cr Pagani’s amendment and said the budget was a significant slap in the face for Herberton and Malanda. Cr Peter Hodge said while it is disappointing council has had to change the way they operate in the two communities, people would still be able to pay rates and dog registrations. “At the end of the day we are saving $236,000 and I can look at someone in this room and say, ‘I’ve saved your job’,” he said.

The third part of Cr Pagani’s amendment questioned the allocation of $15,000 for lights at Anzac Park, Atherton, with Cr Pagani suggesting the RSL apply for grants to fund the project, as other communities had done. “Spending $15,000 for some lights when we are sacking staff and closing services cannot be justified,” Cr Pagani said. “I pressed the general manager about it and where it (the project) had come from. He told me Cr Hodge said it had to be included because he had three votes.”

Tablelands Regional Council Budget at a glance The $62million budget is the first full financial year budget since de-amalgamation. Here is how it breaks down: • An average increase of the general rate of 4.6 per cent • Waste management levy and waste collection charge increases by 15 per cent

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BACKROOM dealings and questions over the inner workings of Tablelands Regional Council have been put on show for the public. During general business at the council meeting, last Thursday, Cr Marjorie Pagani proposed a motion for absent councillors to be notified of meetings and information passed between councillors and staff. The motion was prompted after three councillors allegedly held a secret meeting. A planning meeting was held with all councillors and after it was formally closed—and councillors Linwood, Marti and Pagani left—a staff member was called back in and the meeting continued with Mayor Rosa Lee Long, Cr Peter Hodge and Cr Geoff Stocker. Cr Stocker said the staff member was called back for clarification, rather than to change their mind, however Cr Pagani alleged the secret meeting resulted in an alternative recommendation being added. The vote was split, with councillors Linwood, Pagani and Marti in support and councillors Hodge, Stocker and Mayor Lee Long opposed, and came down to the Mayor using her casting vote to reject the motion. Cr Pagani’s following motion that all council meetings to discuss agenda items be open to the public was also rejected following another split vote. “We should debate our agendas in public so the public knows what our concerns are and our strengths and weaknesses,” she said. Mayor Lee Long said the council’s operations were “perfectly above board”.

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Lions Club Gala Dinner By Carl Portella The Mareeba Lions Club held their annual changeover dinner on Saturday, June 21. Around 130 Lion and Lioness members, guests and friends attended the gala dinner to acknowledge the new committee and pay tribute to Lions club members for their outstanding contribution to the community. Outgoing president Tom Braes, who held the president’s position since 2012, made way for new president Graham Sweeper who joined the club in 1995 and has given the community 21 years of service. A relative newcomer Terry Wallace, who has three years service with the club, has taken the Secretary’s position while David Mills, who has been a Lion since 1979, was welcomed as the new treasurer.

After receiving the “Ambassador of Good Will Award” in October last year, Lion Mick Borzi was again the recipient of another accolade. With 55 years of service, Mick Borzi is the longest standing member of the Mareeba Lions club. He served as District Governor from 1963- to 1964 and on Saturday night received one of the greatest honours a Lion could have bestowed, life membership of the “Past District Governors Association”. Mick Borzi also received the 55 year Charter Monarch award for service while fellow Lion Graeme Ford was also acknowledged with his 45 years Monarch award. Mareeba Lioness Club also inducted their new steering committee; the incoming officers are Janet Mills (President), Janet Parkinson (Secretary) and Cath Gordois (Treasurer).

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ABOVE: Lions President Graham Sweeper, secretary Terry Wallace, treasurer David Mills, second vice president Dennis McKinley, Lioness secretary Janet Parkinson and president Janet Mills. RIGHT: District Governor Gary Kenny (right) presents Mick Borzi (left) with the Past District Governors Association life membership award.

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Thank you so much for coming out and participating in the 2014 Mareeba Lions townscape Metrogaine. Funds raised through this event will be used by the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation which is working towards its motto that; “Every child deserves a chance at a healthy life”. Through the Foundation Lions have a vision of a 100% survival rate for kids with cancer. $500 has been donated to ALCCRF as a result of the metrogaine. Through the amazing support of Lions across Australia the ALCCRF will be admitted to the “Hall of Champions” at Sydney Children’s Hospital. This rare honour is awarded to benefactors who have supported the Hospital by donating more than $1 Million. This mile- Lions providing meals at the TGT opening day BBQ stone has been achieved by Lions in only four $1 million annually to fund the best clinical research years. The Foundation has been operating for only into childhood cancer in this country. Australian rea few years and we are seeing results. However, search is highly regarded worldwide. sadly, there are still in excess of 600 children diMareeba Lions continue to collect your used eye agnosed with cancer each year and approximately glasses in the Lions Recycle for Sight programme, 25% will not survive. Lions are emerging as a signifand has sent approximately 1000 pair of glasses for icant player in the fight against childhood cancer in recycling in the last 12 months. If you have used this country. The Trustees have set a goal of raising eye glasses and would like to give them a second life, please donate them to the Recycle for Sight programme by leaving them at the Court House in Mareeba, Atherton or Mossman. If you would like to see what happens to your old glasses just search BUS & COACH “Lions International New Glasses, New Life.” Thinking of joining a service club. Give Lions two DEPARTURES hands and become part of the largest humanitarian organisation in the world. Phone the memberDEPARTS DEPARTS ship director Gilbert today. F.I.F.O. workers should ATHERTON CAIRNS consider LIONS as a way to maintain social contact Monday Monday with their peers. to Friday: to Friday: Although membership of Lions is by invitation 6.15am, 9am 8.45am, 3.20pm you are invited to enquire about joining this great inand 3.30pm and 5.45pm ternational humanitarian organisation. It is not hard Saturday: Saturday: to become a Lion. 6.15am and 9am 8.45am and 3.20pm Fellowship, Good times, Meeting people, Building lasting friendships, Service to the community, Sunday: 9am Sunday: 3.20pm Learning new skills, Leadership and personal deand 3.30pm and 5.45pm velopment - these are some of the reasons we are NO SERVICE on Good Friday or Christmas Day. the Lions. No Sunday second service on Long Weekends. If you want to be part of this great humanitarian Public holidays operate on Sunday’s first service times. organisation contact membership chairman Gilbert Teitzel on 4092 8066. Lions meet in Mareeba at the Mareeba RSL at 6.30pm on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Check us out at http:// Tickets can be purchased from the driver when boarding the bus. mareeba.qld.lions.org.au

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Barron River MP Michael Trout (centre) presents Mick Borzi (left) and Martin Tenni (right) with Justin of the Peace Long Service Awards. Tash Chapman is out to prove that epilepsy doesn’t have to hold you back from taking part in challenges.

780km no mean feat for Tash Tash Chapman is determined not to let her medical condition get in her way, when she takes part in the Cairns to Karumba bike ride. Ms Chapman was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 18-months-old and spent most of her childhood battling seizures. She has not had any seizures for eight years and is on strong anti-epileptic drugs. Inspired by her mother who has taken part in the Cairns to Karumba bike ride, Ms Chapman decided to join as a way to prove people with epilepsy can do charity bike rides and have fun and be included just like everyone else. The bike ride will start on Saturday with riders completing the 780km course to raise funds for charities, such as Cairns School of Distance Education, the Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Unit and the Cairns Base Hospital Children’s ward.

By Katherine Kokkonen Being a Justice of the Peace involved more than just witnessing signatures for Martin Tenni. Mr Tenni received a long service award, on Friday, in recognition of 50 years work as a Justice of the Peace, although he has really clocked-up 60-odd years. The eighty-year-old was only in his early 20s when he was first sworn in as a Justice of the Peace and despite being in the game for

Each rider has raised at least $400 for the charities and will complete the course within seven days. Ms Chapman has been busy training for the bike ride since January and looked forward to riding her brown Avanti Escape Mountain bike with a pack of six. “I am very grateful to have family and friends who support me, especially when I was battling epileptic seizures in childhood,” she said. “I can’t wait to make lots of new friends and see lots of familiar faces on this year’s bike ride. “I was an official photographer last year on this bike ride and now it’s the bike ride’s turn to support me. “Thank you everyone for your support, it really is appreciated – a little bit of support goes a long way away for someone like me who has a medical condition and needs lots of support.”

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50 years of service as JP decades said there was nothing marvellous about the role. “It was only just extra workload; it was a job to do and somebody needs to do it,” he said. As well as witnessing thousands of signatures, Mr Tenni also worked alongside another Justice of Peace at the bench when the local magistrate was absent. Armed with a booklet of recommendations from the sergeantin-charge, Mr Tenni would dole out fines. Often though, he would

use the booklet as a guide and go with his gut instinct. “Being drunk and using obscene language might be say $160, plus costs, which might be 20 bucks,” Mr Tenni said. “I might charge them half of that – I charged them for what I thought they were due to be charged.” Long service awards were also presented to Mick and Elsa Borzi, Dawn Tenni, Alan Pedersen, Evan McGrath, Bebe Mellick and John Gambino.

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Fred ‘tickled pink’ after bridge named after him COMMUNITY advocate and former long-standing councillor Fred Cattarossi, from Dimbulah, was honoured with a bridge named after him. Mareeba Shire Council officially named the bridge over the Walsh River on Leadingham Creek Road the Fred Cattarossi Bridge, on Saturday. Mr Cattarossi served on the Mareeba Shire from 1973 until 2007 and said he was “pretty tickled pink and humbled” that people saw enough in him to keep reelecting him.

While he wasn’t one for the limelight, Mr Cattarossi said he was honoured to have the bridge. “I’ve never been one to want my name stuck up anywhere, but it will mean more for my family and parents,” he said. Mayor Tom Gilmore said many of the bridges in the shire were traditionally named in honour of local identities who have contributed to the communities. “From a very early age Fred was heavily involved in local community and sporting organisations,” he said.

Assistance dogs Ragamuffin and Max put their best paw forward with Assistance Dogs North Queensland Treasurer Rob Fuller, President Richard Holt, Wheelie Dirty Dog team member Alicia Sue See, Volunteer Helen Holt and Wheelie Dirty Dogs team member Erinn Wanna.

Help for ASDOGS AN association that trains assistance dogs has been given a boost thanks to a dedicated Great Wheelbarrow Race team. The ten-member Wheelie Dirty Dogs team raised funds for Assistance Dogs North Queensland (ASDOGS) for the second year in a row. Wheelie Dirty Dogs team member Alicia Sue See said she

liked everything about ASDOGS. “I just liked how ingenious it is to train a dog to help people,” she said. ASDOGS is a voluntary organisation based in Mareeba and is currently training a litter of five golden retriever pups. Assistance dogs from ASDOGS North Queensland go to people as far south as Mackay.

Treasurer Rob Fuller said the Association can’t train enough dogs fast enough to match demand for them. Beyond basic dog skills, assistance dogs are trained to pick up keys, take off socks and open and close doors. “If you could see what happens when one of these dogs goes out to the people, you can realise the difference it makes,” he said.

Arts flourish thanks to funding The region will be dancing to beautiful music and brightened with artworks after the latest round of grants from the Regional Arts Development

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Community Update With the Principal... Over the last term, most of the building work around refurbishing learning spaces for Year 7 has been completed. In all over two million dollars of improvements have occurred through the State Government’s Flying Start and Advancing Our Schools initiatives. I have been especially pleased that the Covered Stage renovation work is complete and the first public performance occurred recently with the school play, “Hasta La Vista, Dracula!”

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS The Visual and Performing Arts Faculty at Mareeba State High School has kept up a hectic pace in term two. There have been percussion workshops, Hip Hop dance workshops, theatre workshops, media and photography excursions, rehearsals for Creative Gen and public performances by the Concert Band and Performing Arts Excellence students. We have ended the term with the successful drama production of “Hasta La Vista, Dracula!” and hosting the amazing Sydney Dance Company. I would like to congratulate the cast, crew and percussion ensemble of “Hasta La Vista, Dracula!” for a fabulous performance! The show could not have happened without dedicated staff, wonderful parents and generous volunteers of the Mareeba community.

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Hasta La Vista, Dracula! A fabulous performance - Congratulations to all!

Combined with the recent visit to the school by the Sydney Dance Company, the school is offering high quality Arts opportunities for students. The Arts Faculty offer the full suite of courses in Dance, Music, Drama, Visual Art and Media from Year 8 (and from Year 7, 2015) to Year 12. There is a regular program of visiting specialists, such as Hip Hop workshops. In addition, students can get involved in a range of extra-curricular programs in the Arts such as Drum Beat, Performing Arts Excellence, the Concert Band and Instrumental Music tuition in Strings, Percussion, Woodwind and Brass.

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The LAND Federal Parliament debate Coal Seam Gas ISSUES surrounding Coal Seam Gas and effects on the environment reached federal parliament last week. KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter voted against the Government to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, which includes a water trigger amendment. The amendment would in effect delegate Coal Seam Gas (CSG) project approvals in relation to impact on water supply to the State Government. Mr Katter said it would jeopardize underground water in Queensland and coupled with the state government’s moves to slash red tape and regulation CSG exploration would be made easier in the state. “There is a conflict of interest when the State Governments receive royalties from the CSG industry. Being judge and jury on the approvals process, when state coffers benefit, mocks the objectivity for farmers,” Mr Katter said. Local councils have also taken the issue of CSG to the federal level with a motion calling for a ban on CSG drilling on agricultural land put before the National General Assembly of Local Governments. The motion, from the Griffith City Council, calls on the federal government to intervene and ban all CSG activities in order to protect the national interest and Australia’s ability to continue to produce clean safe food.

Bob Katter voted against the Coal Seam Gas project. Lock the Gate Alliance National Coordinator Phil Laird said the motion demonstrated the strength of across-the-board opposition to CSG and other unconventional gas mining. “This move comes just as the federal government has sought to gut the water trigger on gas projects, effectively handing it back to the states,” he said.  “Regional Australia is on the front-line in this battle to save our water resources and our valuable agricultural land and landholders and other residents are clearly demonstrating their opposition to the unconventional gas industry.”

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Foul smell cause of expansion knock back By Katherine Kokkonen Mareeba Shire Council rejected a proposal to expand a poultry farm due to concerns about possible odour. At last week’s ordinary meeting, council refused Aqua Holdings a development permit to expand from four to six sheds at their site on Martin Road, Chewko. The two additional sheds would have each measured 160m by 17m and increased farm capacity from 100,000 to 240,000 birds. The proposal came unstuck around the issue of odour emissions and whether new technology, in the form of dust sheds, would aid the farm in complying with the Environment Protection (Air) Policy 2008. Aqua Holdings had commis-

sioned their own assessment by Dr Rivka Kolton-Shapira, which found that if the proposed expansion were to go through with the addition of dust sheds odour emissions would be reduced by 85 per cent. However, a council commissioned peer review by Pacific Environment Limited did not support Dr Kolton-Shapira’s findings and recommended council refuse the proposal. Cr Alan Pedersen said he would like to see the technology work, but a few chicken farms in the region had given the industry a bad name. “I’d be the last man in the room to try and stop you,” he said at the meeting. “Chook farms have had a notorious reputation in the shire. When

you go and smell where those people are living, it’s bloody horrendous.” Owner Kane Booth, whose father has been in the poultry business for 40 years, said the new technology was a major breakthrough for the industry. “We are very conservative farmers that care about the industry,” he said. Mayor Tom Gilmore said a possible solution would be to build the dust rooms on the existing sheds, monitor the emissions for 12 months and reapply to council for the expansion. Mr Booth rejected the solution as he felt he had already gone over and above what was required. “We’ve had to prove ourselves again and again,” he said.

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Extreme Motorcycles was established in Atherton in 2002 Join Colin and the staff for the official launch of the Polaris brand this Saturday from 8.30am at his business premisand is now the authorised dealer for Polaris. es on Tolga Road. The Polaris name is synonymous with quality ATVs and SSVs. Colin Lawson has taken on the Polaris brand be- There will be heaps of bargains, a free sausage sizzle and everything you want to know about Polaris! cause of their extensive range of ATVs and SSVs. The range of Polaris is quite extensive, from the small kid’s quads to the 570cc 4WD ATV starting from just $7,300, which represents excellent value for money.

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Time to dust off your carts With just two months until this year’s Billycart Race day its time to get cracking, dust off your old billycart cart or get a new one under way. Race day is August 17, English Road, Malanda is the site and entries are now open. Building your own cart from almost any surplus material is a great family bonding and fun activity. Racing it is the icing on the cake. For those planning to build their first entry level cart, Bunnings Atherton have complete kits available and are holding a

demo day and sausage sizzle on Tuesday, July 1. Cart kits at the next level up are available from Mitre 10 Malanda. Call in and check out an assembled cart. It’s a great family event now in its sixth year. It’s organised by the Lions Club of Malanda and supported by many local businesses. Entry forms, rules and details are available through Facebook, at Malanda from Tablelands Car Audio and Visual, Blue Care Shop, Ye Olde Hairdressing Shop or email malandabillycarts@gmail. com. Enquire to 4096 6806.

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In a banana-bending first, a national road show highlighting industry research and innovations is coming to banana growing regions across Australia in July and August. The national banana industry road show is being coordinated by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) in partnership with NSW DPI, as part of an Australia-wide industry National Banana Development and Extension program. DAFF extension officer Naomi King said the road show was part of a communication strategy to provide the latest information on industry research direct to banana growers. “The research looks at on-farm and supply chain issues and will help put growers in a better position to be able to meet consumer expectations and respond to changing production conditions,” she said. “The road show sessions will be covering the latest information on farm production and best management practices, farm business, marketing and the supply chain.

“It will be a great opportunity for growers to hear about the latest research and how it can be applied to their farms and growing regions. “The sessions will also be designed to give growers the opportunity to provide feedback to industry project leaders and to discuss how they can have input into industry projects.” The road show will head to growing regions in Queensland: July 31, Thursday: Tully Showgrounds, 9am – 3.30pm August 1, Friday: Innisfail Brothers Leagues Club 9am – 3.30pm, followed by Annual Banana Levy Payers' Meeting August 7, Thursday: Walkamin Sports Club 9am – 3.30pm

Leading the way for the environment DAINTREE Discovery Centre has more than proven their green credentials, taking out another national award for sustainable ecotourism. Owners Pam and Ron Birkett received the award for Sustainability Leadership at the United Nations World Environ-

Daintree Discovery Centre owners Pam and Ron Birkett accept the United Nations award for Sustainability Leadership.

ment Day Awards, on June 13. Mr and Mrs Birkett built the centre from scratch in 1989 to raise greater awareness about the need to protect rainforests and the environment in general. In accepting the UN trophy, they paid tribute to the magnificent work being done at the Discovery Centre in rainforest conservation and the ongoing partnership with James Cook University in carbon offset and biosequestration. “It’s a very special place and we are helping put it into the broader context that the public can identify with,” Mrs Birkett said. “While there is a lot written and talked about climate change, there are very few longitudinal studies measuring impact. “This will be significant research to add to body of knowledge and we’re doing our little bit to preserve the planet.” The Daintree Discovery Centre beat out Hunter Business Chamber, The City of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE to take out the award in the small and medium organisation category.

Mine shaft repairs to preserve Herberton heritage values Hikers and explorers will benefit from improved safety with the backfilling of almost 50 old mine shafts along the Great Northern Walking Trails around Herberton. Assistant Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Seath Holswich said the Newman Government had a strong plan for the tourism and resources industries and would deliver a brighter and safer future for rural and regional Queensland. “At the 2012 election, we committed to support and grow these pillars the Queensland economy, and this includes the safe remediation of abandoned mines,” Mr Holswich said. “These works will ensure these walking tracks remain a safe and enjoyable tourist attraction.” Mr Holswich said the works would see the heritage values of the former mining sites maintained. “Some of the shafts are more than 20 metres deep and are right on or beside the popular walking track,” he said. “These long-abandoned historic mine shafts have to be filled to ensure people can enjoy the walking tracks.” Member for Cook David Kempton said the mine shaft remediation project would be completed by the Abandoned Mines Unit of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines through its ongoing Abandoned Mine Lands Program. “The unit has worked with the Tableland Regional Council, the Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre and the Far North Queensland Historic Mining Group to ensure the heritage values of the sites are protected as much as possible,” Mr Kempton said. “It has been agreed the work will backfill shafts to within a metre of the surface, significantly reducing safety risks but retaining the heritage values of the old shafts. “Any waste rock dug from the shafts during mining that is visible from the Great Northern Walking Trails will also be retained.” Tableland Regional Council Councillor Shaaron Linwood welcomed the project and said consultation between the department and the various groups had produced a worthwhile outcome. “We are happy that the department is progressing with sensitivity in an area that holds such high heritage values from our important mining history,” Cr Linwood said. The latest work in Herberton builds upon a previous shaft-filling program in the Herberton area in 2012 when 10-15 shafts in the Silver Valley area and four shafts near a riding trail closer to Herberton where backfilled.

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A day at Relay

A day in the life of a Relay is jam packed with action, entertainment and fun! As the sun rises on Saturday morning, participants slowly trickle through the gates with their tents, camping chairs and decorations to start the annual set up. Each team is designated an area in the middle of the oval which they can customise. Teams get creative and splash plenty of colours around as they settle in for the night ahead. Once the tents are erected, streamers are flying, costumes are on and walking shoes laced up, participants gear up for the opening ceremony at 3pm. During the opening ceremony survivors and carers are invited to lead the first lap in celebration of their journey. For the second lap, everyone walks the track in support of the survivors. Throughout the afternoon teams continue to make their way around the oval in a relay style walk, and enjoy the entertainment. With live bands and games – the atmosphere is ecstatic. As dusk settles in, teams grab a bite to eat, and prepare for the candlelight ceremony. This is a time for participants to light

candles and line the track with bags inscribed with messages of love, remembrance and hope. This inspires Relayers to continue walking throughout the night and keep fighting. With a new determination in their step, and brushing off the urge to sleep, teams continue throughout the night until the early hours of the morning. As the sun rises on a new day participants join together for a warm breakfast to nourish their bodies in the final few hours. At 8.45am we invite all participants to take part in the closing lap and make a pledge to continue to make a difference in the fight against cancer - beyond the weekend. As the clock ticks over to 9am, teams pack down and head home with a smile on their face, knowing that their contribution has truly made a vital difference and helped Cancer Council Queensland take another step towards a cancer free future. Cancer Council Queensland’s Tablelands Relay For Life will be held on September 13-14 at Davies Park, Mareeba. To register visit relayforlife.org.au or phone Cancer Council’s Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.

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Fresh to the market and set in a quiet close this property is private yet open and inviting. Upon entry you'll find the internal spaces generous and varied with air-conditioned separate dining, lounge and family room, neutral colour schemes and practical tiled and slate floors. The timber kitchen has ample bench and storage space and the three bedrooms are fully air-conditoned with carpets. This property has many other features including: • 14.7 acres • Fully fenced with two individual paddocks ideal for

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horses • Fully lockable 10m x 6m powered shed with 2 roller doors • Four dams plus bore, plus five rainwater tanks • Five kilowatt solar panels + solar hot water • Mountain views The vendors are motivated to sell and to move on and have priced the property at $479,000 negotiable to meet the market. This property provides private acreage with plenty

of room for work or play offering a lifestyle that would suit many. For more information or to arrange an inspection please contact exclusive agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126. Address: MAREEBA Price: $479,000 NEG Agent: exclusive agent Norma Moloney Ray White Rural Contact: 0417 541 126

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PROPERTY Only minutes to town you will find these ideal blocks for a bit of privacy, maybe some stock, could be ideal for agistment. There are no covenants here to restrict you doing your own thing. Large cleared and slashed areas for your house or sheds. Situated on the corner of two roads with a driveways bringing you into each lot. Be quick to secure either one as there are not many coming up for sale that size in the Cairns/Atherton direction. Contact Elizabeth Bors today on 4092 4100 or 0437 921 648. Visit www.altituderealtymareeba.com.au

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ENJOY THE SERENITY OF THIS RURAL RETREAT 14 BROOKLYN VILLAGE ESTATE, MOUNT CARBINE If getting away from it all is high on your agenda, you’ll want to take a look at this unique property located within Mount Carbine’s Brooklyn Village Estate. • Spacious bedrooms • Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen • Generous 1452m2 allotment (approx.) • Separate laundry with rear access • Maintained common areas and facilities

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45 acres of relaxation This outstanding lifestyle/farming property is located just 10 minutes North of Mareeba's CBD. Boasting 45 acres with Barron River frontage, this property is private, relaxing and peaceful. The West boundary is a seasonal creek, which runs into the Barron River. An electric pump is used at the Barron River, providing water for domestic use on the property. There are also rainwater tanks with pressure pumps servicing the home. There are two fully fenced paddocks for livestock, with improved Humidicola pasture. A dam provides an additional source of water for cattle and horses. New fencing has also been installed around the house. A 15 x 12m shed is located beside the home, with a 2.5 x 2.5m coldroom. Built of block construction, the three bedroom home has been fully re-wired and re-fitted, with a brand new kitchen and bathroom installed. The living area is quite large, with room for a study. A massive timber deck extends off the back of the home, providing a place to relax and unwind after a hard day at work. A greenhouse, chook pen, outdoor undercover area (BBQ area), school bus service, rubbish collection service and gravel driveway are all included in this lifestyle retreat. The whole family will love an afternoon of swimming and relaxing beside the Barron River.

Features to impress: This property is priced to sell and well • 45 acres, fully fenced worth a private inspection to see the • Barron River frontage, seasonal creek value that it has to offer. For more infor• Three bedroom block home mation or to book an inspection, please • Brand new kitchen and bathroom contact Vince Costas of Sibi Girgenti • Massive timber deck Real Estate today. Phone 4092 5566 or • Large shed with cold room 0419 926 691. www.girgentigroup.com • Improved pastures and livestock paddocks • Green house, chook pen • School bus and rubbish servAddress: Bilwon Road, Biboohra ice Price: $535,000 NEG • Sealed road to front gate Agent: EXCLUSIVE to Vince Costas • Peaceful and private, no Sibi Girgenti Real Estate close neighbours Contact: 4092 5566 or 0419 926 691 • Just 10 mins North of Mareeba

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• An abundance of cupboard space throughout the home, inside and out • Privacy with lush, established gardens • Backs onto bushland and a park • Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a large 1358m2 • Fully fenced, fully irrigated lawns and gardens • Double garage • Solar power system • And the list goes on!

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New to the market and located in a tub services the home. family friendly neighbourhood, this This property presents itself as a solid masonry block 4 bedroom home great investment opportunity and with is situated on a fully fenced 805m2 its potential to earn immediate rental block and boasts side access to the income in the current market, there is two bay shed at the rear. no time to waste. With internal and external masonry block walls, tiles and timber look vinyl For further information or to arfloors and established and manicured range an inspection, please congardens and hedges, easy home tact Sole Agent John Falvo on 0408 maintenance is assured. The house 456 344 or Mareeba Property Office is fully air-conditioned and there are on 4092 1355. ceiling fans in all rooms. Security screens have been fitted to all Address: MAREEBA sliding doors and winPrice: $295,000 dows. An open plan Agent: Exclusive agent John Falvo design makes for easy Mareeba Property Office living and a two way Contact: 4092 1355 or 0408 456 344 bathroom with separate

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PROPERTY Featured packed lifestyle horse property ALTITUDE REALTY MAREEBA 4092 4100

Rarely does a property with such quality attributes such as this one come on the market at such a realistic price. Approximately 15.5 acres of all useable flat fertile land located within 20 minutes of the CBD and school bus service at front gate. The large craftsman built three bedroom, plus office home represents the very best in luxury acreage living, featuring expansive open living areas all opening out onto the wide open wrap around verandas, three over sized bedrooms upstairs with two bathrooms including an ensuite in the master, third bathroom is located downstairs adjacent to the office and servicing the large 16m x 8m in-ground pool and gymnasium. The commercial grade Tassie Oak kitchen is packed with the finest stainless steel European appliances and is sure to entice the chef at heart.

The equine facilities are very impres• Sand Arena • 8 Stables/Large Shed sive and cater for all disciplines featuring: • 20m x 58m open sand arena • Double Tie-Up Bay • Feed/Tack Room • 4 Horse electric walker • 2 x Working Bores • 8 Stables 4m x 4m plus hay storage • 2 Cross tie up bays/Feed tack room • 2 Dams • 4 Horse Walker • John Deer arena rake • Kubota tractor with front bucket • 8 Electric Fenced Paddocks • 2 Large Day Sheds • Greenfield ride on mower The whole of the land is boundary fenced and divided into 8 electrified pad- For further information or to arrange a docks with water in never off short supply private inspection please call Exclusive being supplied via the two dams and two Marketing Agent Andrew Rogato 0418 equipped bores. This property is located 183 444. 4880.com.au/2662731 in one of Mareeba's most desirable locations and an inspection Address: Mareeba is highly recommended for those Price: $755,000 searching the very best in acreAgent: EXCULSIVE AGENT Andrew Rogato age living. Rogato Bros Real Estate Outdoor Features: Contact: 4092 5255 or 0418 183 444 • Double Garage

NEW LISTING • Emerald Heights • Large Shed • 5 Acres • Solar + 3 Phase • 5 Bedrooms • Corner Block

www.altituderealtymareeba.com.au altitudemareeba@aapt.net.au

107-111 BYRNES ST

Ticks ALL the

BOXES! 1 Acre Blocks Beautiful Rural Setting

Close to Town & Schools Bore on each block Town Water Good Drainage Great Soil

LAND STARTS AT $140,000

Lot 10 – A level block in the dress circle of Yarrabee-Amaroo Park Estate, proposed house and land package* that offers unbeatable position in “The Place to Be”. All amenities are within close proximity, including a number of local shopping centre’s, CBD, schools and medical facilities. All of this only 55 minutes from Cairns. Proposed to be constructed by Aaron Groote, from Tropic Coast Homes, a local Master Builder renown for his quality and workmanship. Impeccably designed and built to exacting standards, this unique, modern house and land package offers plenty of space both indoors and out. It is an ideal family retreat and entertainers delight. From the generous 1329m2 allotment, to the generously proportioned open design, 234m2 design – this home offers plenty of room to move and grow. Multiple flowing living areas seamlessly merge with the alfresco entertainment area delivering a relaxed and balanced atmosphere. A contemporary interior showcased by the finest in fixtures and finishes, complimented

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by the designer style kitchen, which Tropic Coast Homes offer a generous allowance for you to design your own kitchen to suit your own tastes. Featuring five bedrooms serviced by two stylish bathrooms. The master retreat features a spacious walk in robe, with built-ins in the other bedrooms. The family bathroom includes a bathtub, and separate toilet. A host of additional features ensure the best in comfort and convenience. This includes tiles throughout the living areas, carpet in the bedrooms (optional) Bosch gas hot water system and airconditioning. *House and land are sold on separate contracts. Package is $391,000 – house is priced at $270,000 and Lot 10 is $121,000. For more information contact Debbie Sweedman 0409 321 000 or visit www.amarooparkestate.com.au. TC Homes QBCC 1089966. Packages include: Builders gold range floor tiling throughout, native landscaping package to front only (no irrigation), fold down clothesline.

ALTITUDE MCLEOD 234 REALTY MAREEBA on 10 Yarrabee

ENQUIRE TODAY!

PHONE: 4092 4100 A/H: Liz 0437 921 648 www.altituderealtymareeba.com.au

2.5 ACRES, JUST MINUTES FROM TOWN

655 Tinaroo Creek Rd, Mareeba - $440,000 Neg

VERY AFFORDABLE 220 ACRES

397 Mt Mulligan Rd, Dimbulah - $399,000 Neg

 Three bedroom, one bathroom home  Concrete block construction  Rendered block internal walls  Fully airconditioned  Pergola style entertaining area  Two large two bay sheds + a garden shed  2 Meg water license + bore  Fully fenced with room to grow

 220 acres, 9 paddocks with shelters and stables  One bedroom, one bathroom dwelling  Open plan living, high ceilings + outdoor living  Modern kitchen, gas stove, oven  Huge storage/utility room with workshop  3 Bay high clearance carport  Bore, seasonal creek + 4 Meg dam  Fruit trees and established gardens surround the home

Contact: Remo Esposito 0401 969 473

Contact: Vince Costas 0419 926 691

Phone 4092 5566 231 Byrnes St, Mareeba www.girgentigroup.com

Celebrating

40 YEARS

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PROPERTY Here is good value in Mareeba MAREEBA REAL ESTATE AGENCIES 4 BEDROOM CONCRETE BLOCK HOME

• BUILT-INS IN 2 BEDROOMS • OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA • AIRCONDITIONING • 1 BATHROOM • 1 TOILET • SINGLE CARPORT • 800M2 ALLOTMENT

OPEN HOUSE TIMES @ 2 Haines Close, Mareeba WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY June 25th & 26th 12-2pm & 5-5.45pm SATURDAY June 28th 10-11am

$290,000

(SEE H259 ON WEBSITE)

4092 1556

7 Hort Street, Mareeba

www.mareeba4880realestate.com.au

HERE is a royal chance to climb the investment ladder or for your first home. Take a closer look at this buying opportunity – solidly built modern three bedroom concrete block home, facing north, internal walls are cement rendered, open plan living area, one bathroom, one toilet, internal laundry, single carport, double garden shed, all on a 998m2 fenced corner allotment in Mareeba.

Address: 2 Haines Close, Mareeba Price: $275,000 Agent: Mareeba Real Estate Agencies Contact: 4092 1556 Mark 0428 121 520 or Lyn 0427 153 868

Contact Mareeba Real Estate Agencies. Phone 4092 1556 or email mrea4880@qld.chariot.net.au. Visit mareeba4880realestate.com.au

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Family, entertainer, investor – this could be your new home EX C

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For the family that needs a near new, low maintenance, well built home with just a little more room this four bedroom ‘Anthony Langtree’ home represents a wonderful opportunity. It's surprisingly spacious and boasts a substantial kitchen with Delonghi appliances and loads of cupboard space plus a servery window to the patio. The carport is also positioned directly adjacent to the patio and has the added bonus of being able to be opened up for entertaining... you won't be short on space. The internal layout is also very well positioned with a large open plan living area and generous bedrooms. Other features include: • Fujitsu invertor air-conditioning to the living area and main bedroom • Fully tiled throughout plus built-in cupboards • Ensuite in main bedroom • Solar hot water system • Generous fully fenced 1000m2 allotment • Positioned in "Kenneally Estate" only five minutes from town Whether you're a first home buyer, a family looking to grow or an investor... this property would certainly suit.

QUEENSLANDER CHARM • Renovated 4 bedroom Queenslander • Polished timber floors • Modern kitchen • Separate lounge and dining rooms • Double open carport • 3 bay Colorbond shed • Fully fenced 5167m2 block Price: Reduced to sell at $435,000 Neg Contact: Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126

PICTURE PERFECT SUNSET

• 5 acres Cairns side of Mareeba • Sought after acreage subdivision • Spacious living areas • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage • Good sized kitchen • Large undercover patio • Fully fenced block • Dam, bore + rainwater tanks Price: $465,000 Neg Contact: Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126

Inspection is a must. For further information or to arrange a private inspection please call exclusive agent Joe Torrisi on 0417 700 468. Address: Godwin Drive, Mareeba Price: $369,000 NEG Agent: EXCLUSIVE Joe Torrisi Real Estate Contact: 0417 700 468

4092 5255

BeSt BloCk on the Market! • 1665m2 Allotment • Adjoining Park Land • Super 29m Frontage • Build Your Home To Get Park Views

$125,000 neg www.4880.com.au/2676534

AureliA 0418 183 555

PerfeCtly PoSitioned PaCkaGe

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• Multi Unit Land • Recently Renovated • Spacious Bedrooms • Large Shed

• 920m2 Level Block • Town Water & Power • 20 Metre Frontage • Walk To High School

$239,000 neg

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AureliA 0418 183 555

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$69,000!!! www.4880.com.au/2658519 AureliA 0418 183 555

Patio area! Shed! CheaP! CheaP!

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• Spacious Bedrooms • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining • Large Lounge • 809m2 Fenced Block

Great aCreaGe, MinS to CBd

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• 45 Fully Fenced Acres • Powered Shed • Barron River Frontage • Renovated Home

$279,000 neg

$535,000 neg

www.4880.com.au/2607652

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AureliA 0418 183 555

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Andrew 0418 183 444

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INDEX

business A

Air Charters Air Conditioning Alterations & Dressmaking

B

Blinds Brick laying

DIRECTORY Construction Curtains & Blinds

Builder Butcher

C

Carpentry/ Roofing Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Concerting

AIR CHARTER ATHERTON CREEK AIR CHARTERS

Fertilizer Floor Coverings Finacial Services Fuel Furniture

E

Earthmoving Electrical Embroidery

G

F

Glazier

H

Farming Sector

Matthew Jennings - chief pilot jenningsmjtw@bigpond.com • 0417 632 076

AIR CONDITIONING

T

Security Skip Bins

V

Machinery - Truck Hire Motor Mechanic

P: 4095 3592 • M: 0407 123 561 E: yungaburrabutchery@hotmail.com 2 Kehoe Place, Yungaburra Q.4884

Supply & Fit

BRICK LAYING

CARPENTRY/ ROOFING

CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 • Competitive Rates • Free Quotes • Quality Job Assured QSBA: 1139 505

BUILDER

Roofer & Carpenter

M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717

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

Email: fnqbuilding@rocketmail.com www.facebook.com/fnqbuilding QBCC: 022933

R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

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

Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657

this spot could be yours!

EARTHMOVING Do it right the first time!

ELECTRICAL

Mobile: 0419 709 522

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

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

Daniel Battistin

CONSTRUCTION

CHILDCARE

your local business guide

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

michael 0429 091 403

For $26 per week

0418 456 307

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

Builder, Steel FaBrication and timBer Joinery Small domeStic jobS welcome!

Call Rob

Phone 0400 622 350

CONCRETING

www.donhall.com.au

All Earthworks

Very experienced • No job too big or too small • Competitive rates •

Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880

P: 4092 6271

Venue Hire

DeeB’s Grader Hire

“From Our Paddock to Your Plate, We’ll Meat Your Needs!”

MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING

Transport Travel Tree Lopping

S

Queensland’s Oldest Registered Butcher Shop

mareebablocklaying@gmail.com Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent

Photography Plumbing Pool Maintenance

M

YUNGABURRA BUTCHERY

BSA Number 71627

5 passenger capacity aircraft, available for chartered flights, photography, freight deliveries, scenic flights, business or pleasure!

Irrigation

EARTHMOVING

Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds

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

Small Engine Repairs Steel Fabrication

P

BUTCHER

Trust the BLIND specialists!

MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE

Nurseries

I

N

BLINDS

BLINDS

House Removals

Residential • Commercial • Phones Repairs/Maintenance • Airconditioners

Mobile 0448 856 187 Phone: 4092 6203 • Fax: 4092 5723 email: dobattistin@msn.com 145 Hastie Road, Mareeba Qld/ 4880

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

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

ALTERATIONS & DRESSMAKING

www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566 BSA no. 1218243

 Hemming & Mending  Dressmaking Service  Zipper Replacements  All Repairs

“I sew with a red hot needle & burning thread” AlterationsbyMC

BLINDS

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

CURTAINS & BLINDS

3 Locations in Mareeba: Constance, Dunlop & Hastie Streets Early Learning • Kindergarten • Outside School & Vacation Care

CLEANING SERVICES

Custom Made

CURTAINS & BLINDS

Laser Electrical Mareeba Phone: (07) 4092 4146 99 Vaughan Street, Mareeba mareeba@laserelectrical.com.au www.mareeba.laserelectrical.com.au LIC. 55472 | ARC. AU31673

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

Plus we sell...

Tracks > Rods > Accessories

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • IN HOUSE CONSULTATION Desiree & Mark Siemon - Phone: 4095 5669 - Mobile: 0408 887 701 Email: marydesinto@bigpond.com - 31 Kennedy Highway, Tolga

Like us & Join our 4,111 Facebook friends! www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au

ALL CLEANING & PEST SOLUTIONS 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!

Let the professionals take care of it! T: 4092 2160 - M: 0417 758 302 E: abelservices@bigpond.com W: www.abelservices.com.au

Servicing

ALL Areas!

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

PH: 0417 843 015 or 4092 7536 Lic No: 51413 RH Lic No: L038890

CEC No: A5891084 ACMA Reg No: F0510843

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business

DIRECTORY

EMBROIDERY

FARMING SECTOR

JANE PETERS PO Box 1923, Mareeba QLD 4880 PHONE: 0427 932 776 ABN 98 735 499 133 Email: pickfordpark1@bigpond.com

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”

ENTERTAINMENT

PIER

DJ

PARTIES WEDDINGS SPECIAL OCCASIONS MUSIC OR KARAOKE REASONABLE RATES PA HIRE

CALL CARL 0408 924 312

accounts@harvestpersonnel.com.au or Phone 0498 991 189

FINANCIAL SERVICES

   

F u lly a c c r e d it e d M o r t g a g e B r o k e r K u r a n d a lo c a l 2 0 y e a r s A ll m a jo r b a n k s a n d s m a lle r le n d e r s t o o

Mobile 0400 794687

FUEL

Domestic, Commercial & Pool Fencing MIChaEl 0429 091 403 Email: fnqbuilding@rocketmail.com www.facebook.com/fnqbuilding QBCC: 022933

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

FLOOR COVERINGS

receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad

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

For $26 per week this spot could be yours!

IRRIGATION

IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply

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

Advertising hAs never been more AffordAble!

YOU CAN AFFORD TO ADVERTISE IN THE EXPRESS DIRECTORY

With PriCes stArting At JUst $26 Per WeeK... Call natasha todAy to find out more!

FURNITURE

Budget Blinds, Curtains and Materials • Tracks & Rods • Furniture • Sheets & Towels • Floor Coverings

FREE MEASURE & QUOTE!

HASTIE CENTRE FURNISHINGS 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

PHONE 4095 8222

1800WINDOWS BSA 1068200

N o c o s t , n o o b lig a t io n c o n s u lt a t io n s

FENCING

40 ECLIPSE DRIVE, ATHERTON QLD. 4883 P: 4091 3100 F: 4091 3177

ON THE TABLELANDS

25 lenders Over 500 products At a time to suit you!

Deb Richards

TABLELAND FERTILIZERS

LICENSED MANUFACTURER OF

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

FENCING

FERTILIZER

GLAZING

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

GLAZING

• Sliding Glass Doors & Windows • Residential & Commercial Glazing • Shower Screens & Robes • Glass Replacement • Security Doors • Security Screens • Fly Screens • Louvres • Mirrors

Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300

PHONE: 4092 2314 • FAX: 4092 4113

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

Supply & Lay FREE Measure & Quote

Owner/Operator Wade Venturato Phone: 0429 901 447 7 Days a Week WORK wadevent@hotmail.com GUARANTEED!

ABN: 74 629 292 635

MOTOR MECHANIC

MAREEBA MOTORS

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

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

Phone 4092 2644 Fax 4092 4220

NURSERY

John & Sally Morris Pump Specialists

SaleS – RepaiRS Operating since 1994

Like us on Facebook and join the 4,111 who already do!

30 James Street, Mareeba

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

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ATTACHMENTS: Auger, Rock Breaker, Forks, Vibrating Plate + a full range of buckets and tilting buckets

IRRIGATION/ PUMPS

DJ

PARTIES WEDDINGS SPECIAL OCCASIONS MUSIC OR KARAOKE REASONABLE RATES PA HIRE

PIER

Carpet & Vinyl > Carpet & Vinyl Tiles > Floating Floors

HIRE

BACKHOE WATER TRUCK TIPPER & FLOAT HIRE

M: 0417 702 208 • P: 4093 2669

Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds

Trust the FLOOR Covering Man!

TRUCK & BACKHOE

DIRECTORY

ExclusivE Nth Qld AmplimEsh AgENts

FLOORS

MACHINERY/ TRUCK HIRE

For $26 per week this spot could be yours! Phone the Express today 4092 3464

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business

DIRECTORY

PARTY PLAN

PLUMBING

NEED EXTRA CASH?

PLUMBING, PUMPS & GAS

NEED TO WORK AROUND SCHOOL HOURS? Did you know, if you are an enthusiastic person with a will to succeed you can start your own PartyLite Business without any cash outlay.

BSA 116 4856

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

IT’S A FACT!

PartyLite is the fastest growing Direct Marketing Company in Australia - and you could be part of the action.

For full details contact Ann on 0428 966 048

Ben Malcolm

24 Hour Service Covering all areas

p: 4092 7333 m: 0402 031 813 plumbingpumpsandgas@bigpond.com

Advertising hAs never been more AffordAble!

With PriCes stArting At JUst $26 Per WeeK... Call natasha todAy to find out more!

DIRECTORY

Weddings Birthdays Sport Portraits Real Estate Special Events

FRANK DE ROSA LICENSED PLUMBER AND DRAINER Domestic, Commercial, Industrial and Maintenance Plumbing

Frank

HOME: 4092 1694 MOBILE: 0417 796 909

your local business guide POOL MAINTENANCE

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

P: 4092 2475

P: 4092 1443 or 0413 013 297

M: 0417 746 140 W: peterroyphotographer.com.au

LICENSED POOL SAFET Y INSPECTOR

SKIP BINS

JBH

Photography RAD SKIPS WEDDINGS • CELEBRATIONS • (a subsidiary of skarott’s transport)

ALL OCCASIONS •

JIM HATCHMAN 0488 562 921 Like us on Facebook and join the 4,111 who already do!

Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063

Visit our website: www.fnss.com.au

SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS

 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

TABLELAND Motorcycle

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PHONE: 4092 2394

“WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE”

A: 2 9 Iluka Street, Mareeba

For all security needs call...

AA TAYLORS TREELOPPING

And all Honda products including Mowers, Motorbikes and Brush Cutters Cnr Herberton & Constance Sts, Mareeba

PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Roy Photographer

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

repairs to all Major brands

QBSA 50670 - LICENCE NO. 10516

YOU CAN AFFORD TO ADVERTISE IN THE EXPRESS DIRECTORY

TREE LOPPING

SECURITY

Skip BinS from 2m – 6m

www.tablelandhonda.com.au

Business Directory

DEADLINE

4PM EVERY FRIDAY

DIRECTORY

TRANSPORT

For $26 per week

MRT

this spot could be yours!

MALIN REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT

this spot could be yours!

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

TRAVEL

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

Without a travel agent you’re on your own!

 Freight Distribution  Warehouse Storage

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

CAIRNS • MOSSMAN • TABLELANDS DAILY

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

4035 2034

CASH OR ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS WELCOME

VENUE HIRE HAVING A PARTY OR FUNCTION? We have the perfect venue!

MAREEBA TURF CLUB

LIMITED TIME ONLY

For $26 per week

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

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

14 DAY BIN HIRE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE AS 7 DAYS!

Call Dennis or Rachel on 4095 4777

With PriCes stArting At JUst $26 Per WeeK... Call natasha todAy to find out more!

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

PHONE: 4045 1767

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

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

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CLASSIfieds phone us: 4092 3464

email us: admin@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

Thanks

Business Opportunity

Phyllis Mary Cater (Nin)

Ron’s oldeR CaR Rentals

Wedding Ramon Samanes & Aimee Nastasi ~~~ 8th June, 2014 ~~~ May god bless this union, may all your cherished dreams come true in this life awaiting you and may you both forever stay as happy as you are today. Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Daniel, Estevan and Kimberly, Javier, Abuela and all your family.

R amon & Aimee

Pam, Dawn and Garry, Alan and Jenny and their families wish to thank all our families and friends for the phone calls, cards and flowers received at the passing of our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother Phyllis. Also many thanks to doctors, nurses and staff at the Mareeba Medical Clinic, Mareeba Hospital and all home help assistance which Phyllis received over the years.

God bless you all.

getting Married? John Keal Marriage Celebrant. Ph 4092 4507

Tenders

28-06-14

Congratulations! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness & love. Love Julian & Ann-Maree.

Garage Sale @ 41 Royes Street, Between 8am & noon, Sat 28 June.

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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 An Encouraging WORSHIP SERVICE Sunday 10am & 6pm Experience Supernatural Healing of the Body, Soul & Spirit. Phone 4092 6888 9 Park Avenue, Mareeba

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EOI-MSC2014-03 AUDIT COMMITTEE INDEPENDENT CHAIRPERSON The Mareeba Shire Council is committed to delivering organisational effectiveness and responsible financial management as part of Council’s governance framework. The Audit Committee assists in realising these objectives by providing oversight and advice on Council’s governance, financial, risk management and other processes. If you have experience and skills in finance and accounting in one or more of the following areas, you are encouraged to apply: • Experience in constructive group discussion and decision making • Local government • Risk management • Legal, planning, engineering or ICT Obtaining Documentation: The documentation for the role statement for this position and Council’s requirements may be obtained by contacting Council’s Procurement Officer, Maree Lopez on (07) 4086 4692. Closing Time: The closing time for lodgement of an Expression of Interest is 11:00 am on Thursday 17 July 2014. Peter Franks CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER PO Box 154 www.msc.qld.gov.au MAREEBA QLD 4880 Phone: 1300 308 461

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Positions Vacant Mareeba Gymnastics Club Inc. requires a Front Desk/Administration Assistant to join our friendly team. This position, beginning term 3, follows the Queensland school term calendar and consists of approximately 18-20 hours per week, from 2.30pm to 7pm according to training timetables. Applicants need to be able to work independently, have great communication skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suit. Previous experience in an administration role is preferred, but not essential. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Provide admin support to coaches and other general admin functions including class sign-in, co-ordinate, administer and maintain members records, manage member enquiries and provide friendly customer service, including merchandise sales and support the efficient running of the Clubhouse and Canteen facilities. If you would like to be part of our fantastic local sporting club, please email applications to: Fun@mareebagymnastics.org.au by Friday July 4, 2014.

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EXPRESS sPORT MAREEBA TENNIS Tues. 7pm winner: Vero. Finals 1st season 2014 - Thurs 12th June: Div. 4 Kellie d Trisha 32-24, Winner: Kellie by 8 games. Div. 3 Barb d Maureen 37-19, Winner: Barba by 18 games. Div. 2 Kym d Jesse 30-26, Winner: Kym by 4 games. Div. 1 Jason d Alf 29-27, Winner: Jason by 2 games. 2nd SEASON SIGN ON 2nd & 9th. July 2014. Pick up draw 17th July. Fixtures commence Wed 23rd July. Thurs 8am social: Winner of the frog for 19/6/14: Terry. Sat Tableland comp. Ravenshoe d Mareeba by 5 games at Ravenshoe. TABLELANDS HOCKEY Round up for 21 June and fixtures for 28 June: U10’s: Atherton Raiders 0 drew Sharks 0, Allstars 1 def Atherton Raiders 0, Allstars 1 def Sharks 0. U13’S: Vikings 4 def Troopers 3, Allstars 3 def Scorchers 0. U17’s: Bombers 7 def Totally Tilted 0, Allstars 3 def Malanda Jaguars 0, Voodoos 6 Def U13 rep Boys 0. A Grade Women: Belair 1 Def Pluckers 0, Shooters 4 def Cruisers 0. Veteran Women: Totally Holcim 3 def Waterloo 1, Plastered Vets 3 def Woteva 1. Men: Shamrocks 5 def Bombers 0, K9’s 3 def White Knights 0. Representative teams: The Atherton Tablelands Hockey Association would like to wish the U13 Boys, U13 Girls and U15 Boys Representative teams travelling to the State Championships over the school holidays all the very best. All teams with the support of coaches, managers and parents have trained hard over the past few months to hone their skills and we are sure that they will do the Association and Tablelands proud. The Association also wishes to acknowledge the local community and businesses in supporting the teams fundraising efforts. It has been greatly appreciated. Results and highlights of the competitions will follow. Fixtures for 28 June 2014: Due to the commencement of the school holidays there are no junior games: 2:50 VETS/MEN Field 2 Woteva V Waterloo(Belair): Field 1 Totally Holcim V Plastered Vets(Shooters): Field 3 Knights V U17 Boys Bombers(K9’s): 4:05 LADIES/MEN Field 2 Belair V Cruisers(Totally Holcim): Field 3 Shooters V Pluckers(Woteva): Field 1 Shed Boss Shamrocks V K9’s(Knights):Canteen 2:504:05 Cruisers: 4:05 – close Plastered Vets: minimal hot food available. MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 19-06-14 Thursday Sporters. Winner Terry Payne 22 R/up Tim Lambert 20 (count back) Nobody could find the Greens. Raffle John Mark. 21-06-14 Saturday Mareeba Leagues Club

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Monthly Medal Stroke. Ladies Winner Christine Benjamin 72 R/up Jacqui Lambert 73 Men’s Winner Ken Baker 63 R/up Jay Amundsen 66 NTP 4 Jamie Johnston 8 Tony Brady 11 Michael Blunt 13 Christine Benjamin 11 2nd Ladies Jacqui Lambert Run Down Jamie Johnston 68, Brian Brown 70, Tony Brady 71, Tim Lambert 71, John Bishop. 22-06-14 Sunday Stableford Sponsor Coffee Works. Winner Brian Callow 39 R/up Chris Hoger 38 (count back) NTP 4 Danny Bradley 8 Risto Krauss 11 ---- 13 Chris Hoger Run Down Risto Krauss 38, Jamie Johnston 38, Darryl Wall 37, Kevin Collins 37. Next Saturday 28th Sponsored by Patsy & Robb McMahon. MAREEBA & MEMORIAL BOWLS CLUB Tuesday 17th. June Warehouse Bowls: No results available. Wednesday 18th. June Mixed Social: Winners- J. Barnes(skip)& N. Gray (L) R/UP- E.Eaton (skip), E.Hill (3rd) & P. Hodgkinson (L). Thursday 19th. June Jackpot Pairs: Winners- J. Mugica & M. Parese, R/UP- C. Cobb& C. Thompson. Sunday 22nd. June Mixed Social: Winners- S. Johnston (L) & G. Scarpin (skip) R/Up R. Arancio (L), D. DeCamilli (3rd.), E. Crema (skip). Touring Bowlers afternoon 28th. June: Cancelled. Srhoj Shield Return Match 28th. June: 1pm. start. RODEO FESTIVAL BOWLS: Wednesday 2nd. July- Self Selected Mixed Triples: 1.30pm. Start. Saturday 5th. JulySelf Selected Mixed 4`s : 1.30pm. Start Sunday 6th. July- Self Selected Open 4`s :Cards called 8.30am. start 9am Wednesday 9th. July- Club Selected Mixed Triples- 12 noon start. ARCHERY On Sunday June 22, visitors David Reddie, Bjorn Nielsen, Dylan Taylor, Joshua Chambers, Bernie Violer, Cody Holmes, Robert Buhrlle, Bianca de Loryn, Brordy Lee, Stirling Reid, Isaac and Aaron Egan, attended the coaching session with Neil Stallard. Members Ben Stallard, Mike Christensen and Neil Prince shot practice. Next week coaching will be conducted for beginners on Sunday June 29 from 9am to 12md at Kerribee Park Archery Range, Chicken Hatchery Road, off Springs Road, Mareeba. Beginners and visitors are asked to please ring George Neilson on 4092 2228 to confirm your attendance. Members can practice during the morning if they wish. At 1.00pm the members will shoot the second round of their Indoor club championships. ATHERTON GOLF CLUB Well it was great to get a fine weekend for the final two rounds of our championships overall

results Ladies Champion was Michelle Pearsall from Annette Seawright with the Mens Champion being 3 handicapper Phil Hendricks (302 gross ) from junior Josh Barr (312 ) B-Grade ladies gross went to Deb Harvey from Sandra Watson,. Mens B-Grade gross went to Max Martin from Dan Shaw. C-Grade gross winner was Graham Purdy from Ian Toward. 72 hole nett winners were A-grade Ladies Gail Gard, BGrade Sandra Watson. Mens A-grade nett Josh Barr,B-Grade Max Martin, C-Grade Les Tenni. Senior Ladies winner Michelle Pearsall, Mens Phil Hendricks, Senior nett mens Graham Purdy and Junior winner Josh Barr. We would like to thank this years Sponsors Les & Jenny Tenni,Inn Cairns Boutique,Drummond Golf, Coca Cola and Shane Marshall Building. earlier in the week the Wednesday Sporters played Stableford with Lee Robinson winning on a countback from Les Tenni both 23pts and third Stevo on 22pts. NTPs 3 Stevo 18 nil, least putts Stevo 17 .Thursday Ladies no results available

Pictured above: 2014 Champions Michelle Pearsall and Phil Hendricks. Atherton Bowls Men: Wednesday 18 June Winner G.Armenti J.Neary G.Weare. Friday 20 June Winner R.Short P.Sorensen Consolation Prize K.Franklin B.Walker. Sunday15 June Winner L.Cescotto T.Johnson T.Dreghorn. Saturday 28 June Srhoj Shield round 2 at Mareeba at 1.00pm Selected bowlers G.Armenti A.Bagley D.Bushby L.Cescotto A.Davis T.DeBondi K.Franklin W.Geddes T.Gilligan R.Herbohn S.Illidge L.King K.Kitson C.Leinster P.Lynch A Mcleod M.Mackney T.Marriott J.Neary M.Pluschke R.Short D.Shuttleworth P.Sorensen T.Sorenson J.Sullivan D.Toolen N.Veit B.Walker Advise selectors if you require transport or be at Club at 12.00. Sunday 6 July Rodeo Festival Mareeba

(protected) Team A.Davis J.Sullivan G.Armenti L.Cescotto. Monday/Tuesday 7/8 July Atherton Show Parking Names on sheet on notice board Ladies: All championship games are now finished, the winners of the 4’s are P. Kriesel, M. Fanna, K. Bagley and J. Leinster, the runners up are D. Bew L. Santin, M. Marsh and W. Zeith. Winners of the Pairs are P. Kriesel and J. Leinster with runners up M. Pluschke and T. Hyland. The Singles was won by F. Payne. Well done to all those who played and congratulations to the winners. Nominations are now being called for the Consistancy singles and the B Grade singles. Social bowls next Thursday, hope to see you all there. YUNGABURRA BOWLS CLUB Wednesday, 18 June. Mixed Social. Winners: J. Parker and L. Wakeling. Runner’s Up: R. Bidewell and C. Milloy. Friday, 20 June. Jackpot Pairs. Winners: D. Gibson and O. Pointon. Runner’s Up: B. Lord and L. Wakeling. Ladies Competition. Championship Pairs. Y. Milevskiy and J. Molloy defeated J. Parker and J. Cupitt 23-9. Saturday, 21 June. Turkey 3’s. Winners: S. Hemensley, Gavin Johnson and J. Dudley. Runner’s Up: Y. Milevskiy, M. Pointon and R. Milevskiy. Upcoming Events: The Under and Over 70’s Event has now been postponed. It will not be played on Saturday, 28 June as advertised due to lack of numbers for the Under 70’s. This Event will now be held on Saturday, 30 August at 1:30pm. Please make a note of the new date and put your name in the Men’s Events Book. Tuesday, 24 and Wednesday, 25 June. Atherton Tableland District Ladies Bowls Association Patron’s Shield at Yungaburra. 9:00am start. Wednesday, 25 June. Mixed Social. 1:00pm start. Club Selected. Names in by 12:15pm or on the sheet provided outside the clubhouse. Kitchen duty. J. Parker and M. Dobe. Friday, 27 June. Jackpot Pairs. 1:00pm start. Self Selected Open Pairs. Names on the sheet provided outside the clubhouse by end of play on Wednesday, 25 June. Reserves. Name and phone number at the bottom of the sheet. Kitchen duty. Robyn Williams. Ladies Competition. Championship Pairs Semi-Final. Y. Milevskiy and J. Molloy versus B. Titlow and M. Dobe. Saturday, 28 June. Men’s Competition. 1:30pm start. Mixed Pairs 2013. D. Parker and J. Parker versus D. Sweedman and J. Cupitt. Mixed Pairs 2014. D. Jones and R. Johnson versus R. Pritchard and J. Molloy. R. and A. Williams versus T. Whykes and B. Titlow. P. and B. Mahar versus Y. and R. Milevskiy. Gavin Johnson and C. Milloy versus R. Bidewell and M. Hubbard.

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Kick start for young players Rugby league legends in the making will head down to Townsville for a weekend of fun and competition. Fundraising efforts will see 16 players from the Under 11 Mareeba Gladiators make the trip, this weekend, for the Laurie Spina Shield. Manager Darrin Hastie said the team has been deep in preparation for the competition, where they will come up against teams from around the state. “They’re all keen to get down there and play ,” he said. “They are talented kids and they’ve been training four days a week for the last five weeks.” It won’t be all work and no play in Townsville with the team also going to see the Cowboys take on the Rabbitohs. Mr Hastie said donations have been coming in to help pay for the costs of the trip and show the players a good time.

“We’re just going to spoil them all weekend,” he said. Mareeba Shire Council Youth Support Officer Michael Haendel donated $250 from last year’s PCYC Cup. The cup raised money for young athletes who might not have the means to go away to sporting events. “Opportunities like this keeps them on the right track and give them something to look forward to,” Mr Haendel said. “It also gives other kids an idea that they can aim high as well. “We are helping give these kids a kick-start for their future.” Another $250 from the PCYC Cup was donated to Trezman Banjo, 12, who has his sights firmly set on the future and playing rugby league professionally. He will be heading to Goondiwindi this weekend with Peninsula Rugby League.

Top: The Under 11 Mareeba Gladiators will play in the Laurie Spina Shield. Left:: Tazman Banjo is heading to Goondiwindi for rugby league.

The Under 8 Mareeba Bulls team

With the world cup at fever pitch in the final stages of the group rounds in Brazil, hundreds of young future stars took to the fields at Borzi Park, Mareeba for the annual Mareeba United Football Clubs junior soccer carnival at the weekend. Teams from across the region from under 6 to under eleven took part in the “kick in the park” non-competitive carnival where every child who played received a medallion for participating. Each age group played five games throughout the day giving all players an opportunity to hone their skills, meet new friends and just play football.

Girls play hard

Cairns Under 16 Ladies Rugby League team

The inaugural Pat Bailey Plate, a Rugby League competition for Under 16 Girls, was played in Cairns on May, 16. Teams from Tully to the Cape competed for a chance at selection into a Far North Queensland Squad, who played at the NQ Games in Townsville on June 7 and 8. One Malanda and four Mareeba girls were selected. This Squad won the NQ Games Carnival undefeated

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Steven Brewer, 36 - a grade division Occupation: Labourer Year’s in Speedway: 20 years, on and off Why you got into Speedway: The need for speed and Dad (Dale Brewer) used to race. Dream Car: Ford XY GT

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Mark Alba, 37 – b grade division Occupation: Plumber Year’s in Speedway: 1 year Why you got into Speedway: Seemed like a good opportunity to drive as fast as I want without getting a speeding ticket. Dream Car: Nissan GT-R R35 Favourite Racer: Mick Doohan Worst crash: Ran up the bank and almost rolled it with my uncle Tom in the car.

against Townsville 38 - 6, Outback 18 - 8 and Mackay 20 - 0. Two of the Mareeba girls were selected to play in the North Queensland Squad who will compete in the State Championships to be held in Cairns from July 2 to 6. This is the first year girls have been invited to compete in these State Games.

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Bulls’ second half stampede A halftime wake-up call saw the Mareeba Bulls come charging out of the gate to demolish the Innisfail Cutters 4-1. The Bulls started the match in style with striker Steven Cater scoring within the first five minutes of play. But that’s where the Bulls’ momentum stopped, with Cater leaving the field with a hamstring injury and taking with him the Bulls’ finesse in attack. The Bulls struggled for the rest of the first half to break through a resolute Cutters defense. With minutes left before the break, Innisfail Cutter Italian import Fabio Bapbista changed the match and scored an equalizer. Stern words at half time saw the Bulls take to the field and unleash their potential. Coach Alex Srhoj said it was a case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with the team looking like a different side in the second half. “It was just a realization from the players that it was just not good enough,” he said. “They are the ones who are in control, they are the ones who can make the difference and, after some stern words at halftime, they showed what they are capable of.” The Bulls took control of the tempo in the second half with Anthony Mete setting up striking partner Robert Pendenza, who finished with a well-timed header to take the Bulls to the lead 2-1. The Bulls’ big three in the middle stepped up for the home side with Captain

Victor Madrid, mid fielder Ben Frester and Wayne Srhoj taking control of the match. “They really got the engine going and that’s what won it for us,” Coach Srhoj said. Any question of the Bulls’ dominance on the field was silenced with a third goal from Ben Fresta and Madrid netting the fourth goal with only minutes remaining on the clock. “We just had to step it up across the entire park. All credit to Innisfail, they came here with a plan to restrict us, and we had to adapt, and once we upped the tempo we had control,” Coach Srhoj said. “We had to speed up our play and speed up our positive thoughts—and that was the difference.” Cutters’ Captain Leonardo DiCarlo said his team played their positions well and defended strongly in the first half, but let the Bulls have too many opportunities to score. “Come the second half we let them in the game a bit more and when they put pressure close up there are more opportunities,” he said. “Overall, it shouldn’t have been that score line and the boys competed very well and fought hard to the end.” The Bulls will take on FNQ Heat next weekend, but may be without Steven Cater who left the field with a hamstring injury and Paul Ruiz who broke his nose after a collision with the Cutters’ goalkeeper.

Connor Matthews motors to second place at the Australian Supermoto Championship

The Yarrabah Seahawks were too quick for the Atherton Roosters and outclassed them 42-8 last weekend. Caretaker coach Wayde Kidner said the Roosters suffered from not having a full strength squad and an inability to complete their sets. “It was just the way the game went. We had a few missed opportunities at the start and a depleted squad,” he said. “Yarrabah is a strong side and sitting near the top of the ladder. They got a few over us with their speed.” Despite the lacklustre team performance, Kidner said Jarod Burton was a standout player on the field. “He was everywhere and worked tirelessly throughout the game,” Kidner said. The Roosters will be working on basic game plans and completing their sets in the lead-up to their game next week against the Kangaroos. Mareeba Gladiators were also defeated going down 50-30 against the Kangaroos. After a lacklustre first half, the Gladiators came back strong but it was not enough to catch-up. Gladiator Apenisa Cakavasiga had an astounding game scoring four tries with Paul Alofi scoring one try. The A Reserves won 16-12 and the C grade continue their unbeaten run triumphing 42-24. The Gladiators take on Ivanhoes at home this Saturday with games starting at 5.30pm.

The Mareeba Bulls celebrate their second goal against the Innisfail Cutters

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Super Championship effort A young rider’s enthusiasm for motorsport has seen him come away with second place at the Crushtek Australian Supermoto Championship. Mareeba rider Connor Matthews had only just joined the Far North Queensland Road Racing Club when he was encouraged to have a go at motard. Connor competed at the Australian Supermoto Championship at the Whitsunday Raceway, in Proserpine, from June 13 to 15, riding a KTM 250 4/. He came away with a first and two second places, which gave him an overall placing of second in the Championship.

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 11 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sedan: Auto, Bluetooth, USB, balance of warranty ........................................ $15,990  10 Mitsubishi Express Van: Manual, only 19,500 kilometres, 12 month warranty .................................... $16,500  02 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Dualcab: Diesel, canopy, airconditioning, spotlights, bull bar, 12 month warranty.... $16,990  05 Toyota Prado GX: Turbo diesel, manual, alloys, bull bar, tow bar, tint ...................................................$25,500  10 Toyota Hilux Singlecab 4x4: Turbo diesel, bull bar, tray and racks, 12 month warranty ......................$28,490  07 Mitsubishi Pajero VR-X Sports: Auto, turbo, tow bar + more, 12 month warranty .............................$28,990  08 Landcruiser Workmate: V8 turbo diesel, bull bar, side rails, tow bar, 12 month warranty....................$39,990  04 Mazda 3 Maxx Hatch: Manual, good kilometres ......................................................................... HERE SOON!  04 Mazda 3 Neo Hatch: Manual, low kilometres .............................................................................. HERE SOON!  10 Toyota Prado GXL: Auto, bull bar, tow bar................................................................................... HERE SOON!  03 Toyota Landcruiser Ute: Bull bar, tray, diesel, mags .................................................................. HERE SOON!  03 Toyota Landcruiser Ute: Bull bar, after market turbo ................................................................. HERE SOON!

MAREEBA TOYOTA and HANSEN FORD TOYOTA

STARTING FROM

ALLOYS $19,990 INCLUDES AND VRX BODY KIT 313-315 Byrnes Street, Mareeba 4092 5100 www.mareebamazda.com.au After Hours: David Mete 0408 793 050 Peter Acha 0417 006 698

5035 4WD TRACTOR PLUS LOADER & 4-IN-1 BUCKET Hiland

279 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA • 4092 9400 AFTER HOURS: ANDREW 0417 633 002; CLAUDE 4092 4829

TO VIEW ALL OUR USED CARS ONLINE VISIT: www.fordtoy.com.au

END OF FINANCIAL YEAR

4 WHEELER SPECIALS SAVE $1700

WAS

$39,850

2013 TOYOTA 86 “GT”

Manual, ONE ONLY, MUST BE SOLD. Includes $500 free fuel, only until 30th June.

SAVE $1700

NOW

0 9 8 , 6 3 $

PICTURE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY.

PASSENGER VEHICLES • O8 BF FALCON SR MARK II SEDAN: Beautiful one owner car. WAS $17,990 ......................... REDUCED TO $16,990 • 06 FALCON SR SEDAN: Automatic, DVD player, ideal for travelling with the children ................ REDUCED TO $15,990 • 08 TOYOTA CAMRY ALTISE: 4 cylinder engine, very roomy, low kilometres..........................................JUST $14,990 • O6 HONDA JAZZ: 4 doors, very low kilometres, airconditioning, a good reliable little runabout. WAS $15,990 ...................................................................... NOW REDUCED TO $13,990 • 05 FORD TERRITORY TX WAGON: 1 careful owner, very carefully driven ........................A STEAL AT ONLY $11,890 • 09 HOLDEN BARINA HATCH: Travelled only 27,000 klms, just like new, save save save, great value.............. $11,495 • 04 KIA CARNIVAL: 7 seater passenger van, heaps of room, comfortable, perfect for the large family .................$8,990 • 05 KIA CERATO: Very low kilometres, nice clean little car, ideal beginner’s vehicle ............................................$7,590 • 01 HOLDEN VECTRA Gi EQUIPE: Automatic, one owner, ideal runabout ................................................ONLY $5,490

SUZUKI 500 4x4 KING QUAD SUZUKI 750 4x4 KING QUAD With power steering.

PAY ONLY $11,700

With no power steering $1,200 less.

SAVE $1500

With power steering.

PAY ONLY $12,990

With no power steering $1,200 less.

SAVE $1000

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES • 11 MITSUBISHI TRITON GLR 4X4 DUALCAB: Turbo diesel ute, plenty of factory warranty, drastically reduced to only ..................................................................................................$32,890 DRIVEAWAY • 08 TOYOTA HIACE 12 SEATER BUS: Auto, very low kilometres, powerful diesel motor, ready for hard work .... $31,990 • 10 FORD RANGER XL DUALCAB: Powerful turbo diesel motor, manual 4x4 with all the frills, nothing to add ...................................................................................................................$21,990 DRIVEAWAY • 01 FORD COURIER 4X4 UTILITY: Steel bull bar, tow bar, Sunraysia wheels, steel dropside tray, very, very low kilometres, one owner from new .................................................................................ONLY $9,495 • 04 TOYOTA HILUX UTE: 3 litre diesel motor, heavy duty steel tray..........................................................ONLY $8,990 • MAZDA BRAVO B2600 SDX DUALCAB: Canopy, goes really well ................... YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR JUST $4,490

WE BUY CARS FOR CASH! • ALL OUR USED CAR PRICES ARE DRIVEAWAY PRICES... DON’T PAY ANYMORE!! VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE: www.hilandford.com.au

HILAND FORD

TOLGA ROAD, ATHERTON • PHONE 40914777 AFTER HOURS: TOM 0418 183 222

PAGE 24 The Express, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SUZUKI 400 4x4 KING QUAD

PAY ONLY $8,990

SUZUKI OZARK 250 4x2

PAY ONLY $5,750

Chano Trentin’s

ALL WHEEL DRIVE CENTRE

Suzuki & Kawasaki Dealers

WE HAVE THE PARTS.... WE HAVE THE SERVICE!! ATHERTON 4030 5400 • MAREEBA 4092 1800

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The Express Newspaper 25th June 2014  
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