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n the pre-dawn dark, hundreds gathered at Yungaburra’s Avenue of Honour on the shores of Lake Tinaroo to pay respect to the sacrifices of ANZAC soldiers. The Avenue’s inaugural ANZAC Day dawn service on April 25 marked 99 years since the Gallipoli landings, and was attended by about 500 people. Military, civilian, young and old alike converged for the ceremony, including 1RAR’s rehabilitation platoon from Townsville and veterans of the ongoing Australian deployment in Afghanistan. The event was spared from heavy rains that had fallen on the area in the previous two days, with a magnificent sunrise over Lake Tinaroo at the closing of the ceremony. It followed the traditional dawn service structure with the mounting of a catafalque party around the Avenue’s memorial sculpture, commemorative addresses by retired Digger Mark Matthews and the performance of the Last Post and the Rouse with a minute’s silence between. During a reading of ‘In Flanders Fields’, a young private standing to attention alongside his comrades in the 1RAR rehabilitation platoon from Townsville suddenly collapsed, unconscious. Instantly two soldiers on either side of him grabbed the fallen man under their arms and pulled him away,

Gordon Chuck and master of ceremonies Mark Matthews in front of the Avenue of Honour’s memorial sculpture after the ANZAC Day dawn service on April 25.

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bringing him round, giving him water and making sure he was alright before they returned to parade formation. Despite his state the private returned to stand to attention behind the formation for the rest of the service. Among the attendees was Stuart Cummings, a recent veteran of the 2nd Commando Regiment who left the service in December last year. Mr Cummings, who has recently become part of the Avenue of Honour Committee, was deployed to Afghanistan and knew ‘quite a few’ of the 40 Australian soldiers whose names are inscribed on the Avenue’s memorial wall. He said that it was obvious to him the ANZAC tradition remained strong in the Australian public’s minds. “Even more so now with the current conflicts that we’re involved in, it’s inspiring people and especially young people to turn out to the dawn services and I think that’s something special,” he said. “I love the concept of the Avenue, it has a lot of meaning to myself and the other veterans and I think it’s just gone from strength to strength.” Gordon Chuck, the father of deceased soldier Ben Chuck whose passing inspired the creation of the Avenue, said his son’s friends had reached out to him to share the spirit of the day. CONTINUED P5

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Mary’s 50 year long stint

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Mary Dixon has been a fixture at the Einasleigh Races for 50 years and for the lucky few who get to stay at her camp it is an experience they are never likely to forget. The 73-year-old from Bagstowe Station is the patron of the annual Easter race meeting held at the tiny former copper and gold mining township 300 kilometres south west of Atherton. During the Easter long weekend about 1500 people flocked to the three day event which includes the Einasleigh Races on the Saturday and an ABCRA Rodeo on Sunday. Each year Mrs Dixon hosts about 50 race goers at her permanent camp site, and despite her protestations to the contrary, it really is the deluxe way to attend the event. “I don’t know that you’d call it [the camp] deluxe but we are one of the main permanent camps,” she said. Guests are treated to some rare home comforts: a sheltered camp site, access to power and most importantly a fully stocked camp kitchen. While the “boys cook breakfast”, come evening Mrs Dixon is never far from the coal fired barbeque preparing a series of courses not usually associated with camp fire meals. Across the three day event the dinner menu consisted of: roast meat and vegetables, lasagne, and battered king salmon. “The only thing we ask everyone to do is wash their own plates,” Mrs Dixon said.

Mareeba State School (MSS) and Mareeba State High School (MSHS) have a packed schedule for Term 2. MSS’s first up event is the District Cross Country at Dimbulah on May 1, with a Cat in The Hat day in the school library on May 2. The school will take part National Simultaneous Storytime on May 21, with Year 6 and 7 students sitting down for the Biggest Morning Tea on May 23. MSS’s fancy dress ball will be on June 20, with the

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two-day Athletics carnival running over June 25-26. MSHS will host ‘Grin and Tonic’ drama workshops for Years 10, 11 and 12 on May 1, with a photography exercise at Herberton Historical Village on May 6. The Year 9 RL Cowboys Trip on will be on May 9, with the ‘Hasta La Vista Dracula’ school production to show with the Mareeba Theatre Group over June 13-14. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests will be held over 13-15 May. The two schools’ transition days for Year 6 and 7 students will be on May 19-20.

MSHS Acting principal Teena Seidenkranz said refurbishment work at the school was proceeding well. “I am pleased to announced that ‘A’ Block (Student Services) is now complete – a purpose built facility that provides much needed services for our students,” she said. “As always the school calendar is packed full of events and activities for the term. Atherton State High School (ASHS) will be conducting its internal review in late May. ASHS principal Tony Whybird said the school would be able to inform the community about upcoming events after that.

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and that heading to Einasleigh each Easter had become as natural to her “as getting up and brushing my teeth in the morning”. “Really there is only one thing in Einasleigh every year and the races are it,” she said. “It is a great event. There is plenty to do during the day and at night you gather around the camp and talk about what happened that day, all the funny things and have dinner with your friends. “God willing I’ll be back next year but I really can’t see anything that is going to stop me [from attending].” Until next year, Mrs Dixon said she will continue to muster, work in the yards and cook meals back home at Bagstowe Station. A photo essay from the Einasleigh Races and Rodeo can be found on page 22.

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Mrs Dixon first attended the Einasleigh Races in the early 1960s and said she enjoyed attending the event as much as she ever did, despite a recent explosion in attendance. In the 1960s, the access road was “a two wheel track”, attendance rates hovered at about 100 and amateur jockeys would race barely conditioned horses. “I am the patron of the club but the committee over the past four or five years have done a tremendous job with the event which has seen us start to attract these really big crowds,” she said. “I think because it is the first long weekend of the year, people in the towns see it as a wonderful chance to get out and see the area and there is no better way to do that then to go to the races.” Mrs Dixon said she had no plans to stop attending

Packed schedule for term 2 at local schools

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Familiar sight: Einasleigh Races patron Mary Dixon prepares dinner for about 50 guests at her permanent camp site. Picture: Peter Roy.

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Skybury to become ‘farm gate’ By Ryan Groube A major restructure at Skybury Tropical Plantation will see key operations at The Australian Coffee Centre axed this week. Skybury Tropical Plantation chairman Ian MacLaughlin said The Australian Coffee Centre’s restaurant, as well as guided tours of the farm, will stop on May 1. The restructure will affect five full time and five part time staff with the majority of those employees being offered positions on the coffee, banana and pawpaw farm. The facility, located about 10 kilometres west of Mareeba, will be transformed into Skybury Farmgate where people will be able to buy produce grown on the 300-acre farm. The farm gate facility will be run from the foyer of the centre while renovation and building works for a dedicated site are underway. Mr MacLaughlin said running the restaurant and guided tours had become a distraction from the farm’s core business. “The Australian Coffee Centre is 20 per cent of my business and it was taking 80 per cent of my time,” he said. “We have done this [operated the restaurant and run tours] for six years and I think we were offering a great product but it has distracted us from our core business.

“We have always had a passion for coffee and that is what we would like to get back to focusing on.” Mr MacLaughlin said in the coming five years Skybury Tropical Plantation hoped to double its annual coffee production from 60 tonnes to 120 tonnes. He said Skybury was in a position that demand for their product had become so strong that they had to stop taking orders because supplies had been exhausted. Increasing Skybury’s “coffee footprint” in domestic and overseas markets will now become the businesses main priority. Mr MacLaughlin said the product was already being sold in Paris, Berlin, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Madrid as well as locally at coffee shops in Cairns and Port Douglas and at the Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Airport. He said, however, that the next step for the business would be looking at establishing a foothold in the US market. Skybury Coffee Plantation employs 45 workers and is the largest agricultural employer in the Mareeba Shire Council area. Rebranding roadside signage for Skybury Farmgate was undertaken last week with the new facility to operate from 9am to 4pm weekdays. Mr MacLaughlin said he wanted to thank the staff at The Australian Coffee Centre for their hard work during the past six years.

Skybury Tropical Plantation owners Ian and Marion MacLaughlin have announced a major restructure of it’s The Australian Coffee Centre business. Pictured on the deck of the facility.

Details released about new broadband tower The National Broadband Network Company (NBNCo) has released technical details about the recently-started fixed wireless broadband service outside Mareeba. NBNCo started building a 35-metre tall tower at Blacks Road on April 17, which will provide the network’s highspeed broadband internet to at least 220 customers. The tower’s signal footprint, stretches from north of the Mareeba urban area south of Biboohra, west to Paddy’s Green and east to the beginnings of the mountainous State Forest. Customers must live within that footprint to be able to order a diamond-shaped

NBN wireless antenna, which must have a clear line of sight to the top of the tower. Critically, the footprint excludes the urban area of Mareeba itself, instead wrapping around the township’s northern borders at Vaughn Street and the Barron River. Despite consumers possibly being able to receive the completed tower’s signal, urban Mareeba residents will still have to wait for the construction of fixed-line fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) NBN infrastructure to access the network. NBNCo currently has no predictions for when the rollout of fixed-line services will begin for Mareeba.

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Local photographer up for top award By Ryan Groube A snap taken on a lazy afternoon at the Cairns Esplanade has seen an Atherton scientist make the shortlist of an international photography competition. On June 17, 2013, Cameron Fletcher was at the Lagoon in Cairns taking pictures of Great Egrets stalking the shallows of the mudflats in search of dinner. Using a Nikon D50100 body with a 300 millimetre telephoto lens, Dr Fletcher caught one of the Egrets poised to greedily gobble down a catch. Dr Fletcher entered the photo in the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition and has made the shortlist in the Animal Behaviour category. The competition received 1422 images from photographers in 13 countries and was judged by nature photographer Esther Beaton, Australian Geographic art director Mike Ellot and the editor of Better Digital Camera magazine Nick Rains. Last week, Dr Fletcher submitted digital copies of the image which will be included in an exhibition at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide from October 10 to November 28. The image will also appear in a full-colour book which will also be launched on October 10. Dr Fletcher works as a CSIRO scien-

Cameron Fletcher at Hastie Swamp – a favourite hideout for nature photography. This image of a Great Egret catching a fish has seen Mr Fletcher shortlisted in an international photography competition.

tist in Atherton and worked with optics as part of his Ph D in physics but has only seriously taken up photography as a hobby in the past two years. He said he first dabbled in photography about 15 years ago but felt the technology wasn’t there to take the standard of image he hoped to achieve. “I have wanted to take photos like this all my life,” he said. “What changed for me was that in the past couple of years the technology to take this sort of photo became reasonably affordable and you can get set up for a couple of thousand dollars.” Dr Fletcher said he had been working up the courage to enter the ANZANG competition for a number of years but didn’t expect to be shortlisted. “No one is more surprised than me,” he said. “This has been a competition I have been aspiring to enter. A couple of months ago I felt I didn’t really have an obvious candidate to submit but I wanted to enter something on principle.” Dr Fletcher’s advice to budding photographers is to take their camera with them wherever they go. Finalists in the ANZANG competition are expected to be announced in May or June. Dr Fletcher’s regular haunt is at Hastie Swamp and he regularly updates photos to his website www.spontaneousnature.com

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Spirit of ANZAC still going strong 99 years on FROM P1 “In an email they said ‘Apart from our boots, every part of us is with you today’,” Mr Chuck said. “It makes me feel so proud of my son and proud of the people he lived and worked among.” Mr Chuck said that a ceremony at Atherton State High School (of which Ben Chuck was a student) on April 24 showed the values of ANZAC Day were strong in today’s younger generations. “The ceremony at Atherton State High School was put on entirely by the students, and there was a handing over of the torch from Ben’s generation to theirs,” he said. “I saw that they understood what it takes to maintain freedom, what must be sacrificed.” Avenue of Honour Committee president Ray Byrnes said the service had

Young and old alike turned out for the daytime ANZAC Day ceremony at the Mareeba Cenotaph in Byrnes Street.

been ‘brilliant’ and that ‘someone must have had a word to the man upstairs’ for the weather to turn out so well. Mareeba’s daytime ANZAC Day service saw fresh-faced cadets and white-haired veterans marching sideby-side in the sweltering heat down Byrnes Street, with a huge community turnout for parades and addresses at the town’s cenotaph. Mareeba Shire councillor Alan Holmes, who acted as master of ceremonies for the Mareeba service said: “It is clear and apparent that they have recognised the value of this day – Australia is in good hands and I think the Diggers would be proud.” Intermittent rain did little to damper the spirits of more than 100 who turned out to the dawn service at Kuranda.

War poem sparks memories

Glanville Rolls, from Cairns, wrote an inspiring poem while fighting in World War I.

A young miner from Cairns wrote a poem on his way to fight in WWI, and it became the epitaph of another young soldier’s life. He could never have imagined that his great nephew would 99 years later be a Queensland Minister who would deliver that poem to the State Library of Queensland to help ensure our Anzac traditions stay strong. Arts Minister Ian Walker today added Glanville Rolls’ poem Australia as a Nation to the State Library’s Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation collection. “I hope people will be reminded when we honour those who fought for this country that it’s all of our responsibility to play a role in preserving the memory of the fallen,” Mr Walker said. “My great uncle was a run-of-the-mill bloke from country Queensland, but he never got to come home. “He died during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, having last been seen in No Man’s Land before action at Mouquet Farm.

Australia as a Nation By Private Glanville Rolls

The Emden o’er the sea was slowly steaming The wind was fair, the morning warm and bright, The captain’s face with joy was brightly beaming The Cocos Island Station was in sight; The Sydney from a distance opened fire Her shooting soon outclassed the German foe, The Emden’s guns grew weak and soon did tire, And sinking fast it made the Germans know. All eyes on Australia have turned, For a lesson from her has been learned, Her strong able sons, Have stood by the guns, And a foe like the Germans have spurned, But the Kaiser to wrath has been churned, For his anger towards us has turned, But Australia unknown To a nation has grown And her place in the Empire well earned. Old England in the present war is needing The bravest men to fight her battles all, Her ships from lands across the sea are speeding With men in answer to her urgent call; Australians to her aid are boldly going, Such men as those who fought for her before, And daily at the front brave deeds are showing, Australia’s name will live for ever more. www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au

“How many other young Queenslanders were lost in the mud of Flanders? We’ll never know definitely. “If their families have got any mementoes of their lives, the Memories for a New Generation collection is your opportunity to share their story with the generations of younger Queenslanders who won’t know about the Anzacs unless we tell them. “History will stay alive if we share the stories, personal accounts, memorabilia, diaries and oral histories, preserving it through digital records.” The Memories for a New Generation Collection is part of the Queensland Government’s $49.3 million commitment for projects to commemorate the Anzac Centenary between 2014 and 2018. To share your World War 1 story or donate your collections visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/ whats-on/programs/q-anzac-100-memories-fora-new-generation.

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DaviD Kempton mp April has been an eventful month for the Cook electorate. Cyclone ita blew into town and, while the damage was by no means as horrific as it could have been, we have been left with an extensive clean-up bill including $8 million in the Mareeba Shire Council area alone. i have spent the past two weeks travelling around the worst affected areas of the electorate, inspecting the damage and offering support where possible and it has been nothing short of inspiring to witness firsthand the way residents and communities have rallied together to help their neighbours. My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who played, and continues to play, a part in the recovery process. From the emergency service crews to the Ergon workers, farmers and volunteers, your efforts have been nothing short of astounding and i am sure i speak for the entire community when i say thank you.

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Cooktown will host the fourteenth Community Cabinet on the May 25 and 26. Premier Campbell Newman said the two day event would provide locals the opportunity to talk directly to Ministers on issues that matter to the community. “I’m eager to get back to Cooktown after Tropical Cyclone Ita to see and hear how the community is recovering,” Mr Newman said. “While this cyclone might not have appeared to have been as bad as others, Cooktown, along with nearby Hope Vale bore the brunt of Ita.” Mr Newman said all Cabinet Ministers would be in Cooktown over the two days and were available for meetings on May 25. “I encourage local residents, organisations and businesses to register for a meeting to discuss any issues or concerns with relevant Ministers,” he said. Member for Cook David Kempton said he was delighted by the announcement so soon after Tropical Cyclone Ita. “I was in and around the affected towns throughout Ita to support residents and assist to get services back on line,” he said. “I made representations directly to the Premier to return as soon as possible and I am thrilled he has listened. “This is a rare chance to residents, business owners, farmers, organisations and all community members to arrange face to face meetings to discuss their issues and concerns directly with the relevant Ministers.” Formal meetings with the Premier and Ministers will be held on May 25 from 3pm until 5pm at the PCYC Cooktown Event Centre.

COMMUNITY groups in Cook are set to share in more than $300,000 through the latest round of State Government grants. Member for Cook David Kempton said the much needed funding boost would be delivered to dozens of charities and not-for-profits through the Gambling Community Benefit fund to provide invaluable frontline services to the local community. Among the recipients were five groups from the Mareeba region who will share in more than $126,000. Mareeba State School received $26,201 for a playground activity centre while St Thomas’s has been allocated $24, 545 for a shade structure. The Shanty Creek Therapeutic Community will use $20,940 to install a residential hot water system. Cooktown’s Sporting Shooters of Australia club will buy a turning target machine with its $20,940 grant while the Cooktown Horse Sports Association will use $23,240 to buy portable horse enclosures. “The State Government recognises the financial pressure community groups face all year round. The support these grants offer is imperative,” he said. “These grants can make a huge difference so I encourage all groups in the community to apply for the next round of funding before the end of May 2014.” For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit www. olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘Grants’

Lions cook up a storm for a cure

The Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) has partially released its new costrecovery fees and charges structure for 2014-15, with increases in the price of reserving grave sites and hiring halls for community events. Combined burial and grave site reservation fees will rise by 33 per cent for both adult and child internments. A combined adult burial and grave site reservation will now cost $1366, compared to $1,180 for the previous financial year. Likewise the price for the burial and site reservation for a child under 8 years has risen to $1,107 from $884. Nearly all other cemetery-related fees have risen by 2.7 per cent in line with the consumer price index (CPI). The fees for hiring most TRC halls have increased by about 20 per cent, with the exception of the Mountains Institute in Ravenshoe, where charges have fallen drastically from $100 to $10 for a night’s hire.

The Tolga Lions Club is confident of raising as much as $5000 for children’s cancer research after holding the annual Lions Biggest Barbeque at Morrow Park on Sunday. Tolga Lions president Lou Carson, who is pictured taking over cooking duties from Ernie Comino, said funding cancer research for children was a nationwide Lions project. Money raised is donated to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation and throughout the event’s history the club has raised $4.5 million nationwide.The event was formally opened by Tablelands Regional Council Mayor Rosa Lee Long and included rides for the kids, market stalls and a live band.

last week it was announced that the State and Federal Governments would extend further assistance to the hardest hit communities and i encourage people to access the following links: For primary producers: www.qraa.qld.gov.au and www.daff.qld.gov.au/ environment/disaster-andemergency-assistance/ agency-disaster-support/ relief-assistance-freightsubsidies. For all other assistance measures, contact the Community recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or visit www. qld.gov.au/community. Briefly in other news, i had the pleasure of inspecting Yarrabee Estate last Thursday and am encouraged to see positive investment in the region. This is a good indication that the Mareeba community is thriving and our Government will continue to do everything we can to support new and exciting developments in regional Queensland.

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Easter road wrap

Three people were killed on Queensland roads during the five days of the Queensland Police Service’s Easter Road Safety campaign, compared to four during the corresponding period last year. There were also less people injured in traffic incidents, with 203 people hurt on the roads in the 2013 Easter season compared to 112 in 2014. More than 18,500 vehicles were detected speeding during the five days of the campaign, while the highest speed detected was a vehicle travelling at 193km/hour in a 100km/hour zone on the Bruce Highway at Murrumba Downs. The highest UIL reading over the five days of the campaign was more than five times the legal limit at 0.282% at Parramatta Park. More than 82,700 random breath tests were carried out over the five days of the campaign, with 419 people charged with drink driving.

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A Cairns paramedic has been announced as the new Queensland Labor candidate for Barron River, and will take on LNP incumbent Michael Trout during the state election next year. Craig Crawford, 44, was nominated for the seat by state Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk at Cairns Esplanade on April 24. A paramedic and a volunteer ambulance officer for 17 years, Mr Crawford has been heavily involved in representing far northern ambulance services through the United Voice union. The Labor Party nomination signals his first official foray into politics. Based at the Cairns ambulance station and living in Trinity Park, Mr Crawford also worked at the Mareeba ambulance station between 2009 and 2011. Mr Crawford said his first job as candidate would be ‘getting out and about to see the values and the issues facing Barron River’, which includes the Tableland towns of Kuranda, Speewah and Koah along with several northern Cairns suburbs. He added his background as a paramedic would add ‘credibility’ to him as a politician. “The funny thing is that paramedics are one of the most trusted professions in the country, along with firefighters and nurses because we tend not to lie – while pollies are one of the least trusted,” he said. “Hopefully I can bring some of that credibility back to politics.” Mr Crawford said one of his key plat-

forms would be undoing State Government’s changes to the emergency services sector. “If you take the Kuranda ambulance station, it doesn’t have enough staff and in fact has one of the smallest staff in the state, so often there’s a hole in service for Kuranda simply because they just don’t have the people to man the station – I’d like to see their staffing levels doubled,” he said. “When the current government said they were going to start taking out public service workers, they promised it wouldn’t be from frontline positions, but that’s exactly what they’ve ended up doing. “You can’t remove critical people from the services – not just the firefighter or the paramedic but the people behind them that make sure they have a uniform and are getting paid properly – and expect there to not be an effect on the system.” Ms Palaszczuk said Mr Crawford had a strong track record of public service. “Craig has been a paramedic for 12 years, after volunteering as an ambulance officer for five years prior to that. “He’s also been a volunteer firefighter for 20 years, underscoring his commitment to his local community. “Craig grew up on a farm and knows the challenges of living in a rural community. “He’ll bring a fresh perspective to the Parliament and be a strong voice for the Barron River community.” Ms Palaszczuk has also announced Cairns councillor Rob Pyne as the new Labor candidate for Cairns.

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from the home, approximately 10 Australians die as a result of anaphylaxis each year and most deaths are preventable. Teens and young adults are most at risk and represent 70% of food allergy deaths. Latest research also shows that children are now developing allergies later in life. Ms Maria Said and Dr Andreas Lopata are the guest speakers at next weeks Tablelands Food Allergy information sessions and will help you to increase your knowledge of, 1. Awareness – What is an allergy and how to recognise the onset of a reaction, 2. Avoidance – how to prevent an allergic reaction and 3. Action – how to respond appropriately and timely to a reaction. Food allergies are potentially life threatening and it is up to all of us to be aware, learn about it and know how to take action. Are you ready and is your organisation ready? To find out more, attend the Tablelands Food Allergy Week Information Session which will be held on Wednesday May 7, at the Atherton State High school Auditorium. Sessions will be held at 3.45pm for all educators and carers, guests are also welcome and at 7pm there will be a session held for the general public. If you cannot make one you are welcome to attend the other. For more information please contact Rachel on 0409 917 499 or email sales@athertonmowers.com.au.

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New Labor candidate for Barron River Craig Crawford with State Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.

DID you know that now 1 in 10 babies born will develop a food allergy by age one? In the last decade severe food-induced allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in Australia have dramatically increased. There is no cure and currently no one understands why allergies are increasing at such an alarming rate. What is a food allergy? It is an immune system response to a food protein that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. When the individual eats food containing that protein, the immune system releases massive amounts of chemicals, triggering symptoms that can affect a person’s breathing, gastrointestinal tract, skin and/or heart. A food allergy is not the same as a food intolerance. Don’t believe the myth that all children have their food allergies for life. The reality is that many children do outgrow their food allergies. Allergic reactions to cow’s milk, soy or egg in children often resolve during school age, but others (such as peanut, tree nut, sesame or seafood) often persist for life. It can be managed. The facts you need to know about food allergies – Life threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in children aged under 4 have increased fivefold over the last 10 years, Currently food allergies cannot be cured, avoidance of the food is key to management, most food allergic reactions occur when people are eating away

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While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into a European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. Review by Louise Keller: Tina Fey as a Siberian Gulag prison guard is one of the highlights of this happy Muppet sequel in which Kermit is replaced by a look-alike criminal AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RISE frog and Ricky Gervais plays a crooked entrepreneur. JuxtaOF ELECTRO posed beside the familiar showbiz razzamatazz of the MupIt's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew pets performing in their show, the Siberian sequences are Garfield). For especially effective, with the presence of Hollywood toughPeter Parker, guys Ray Liotta and Danny Trejo an unexpected treat as they there's no join Fey in rousing song and dance routines. It is a congenial feeling quite mix of songs, narrative and irrepressible humour. Best of all like swinging is the wonderfully created reality of the unique, lovable Mupbetween sky- pets and their interaction with the live-action characters. scrapers, emThe story centres on the Muppet's upcoming world tour bracing being and Gervais' aptly named Dominic Badguy has sweet-talked the hero, and his way into the team's trust as their manager. Little do they spending time know that Dominic and the world's most wanted frog (Kerwith Gwen mit's look-alike, just escaped from the Siberian Gulag) are planning to steal the Crown Jewels. The shtick concerning the black mole above the criminal frog's mouth is fun and the scene when the frogs swap places and Kermit, wearing a straight-jacket and Hannibal mask is taken to the Gulag, offers an image to cherish. Of course, much is made of the on-going bick@ Mareeba RSL Club INFOLINE 4092 1396 ering relationship between Kermit and Miss Piggy www.mareebarslclub.com.au and the running gag of the love-struck Piggy asking when Kermie is going to 'pop the question' pays off (PG) big time. MUPPETS MOST WANTED FRI 2nd: 5.30pm It's a comedy of errors as the Muppet Shows beNEW SAT 3rd: 10.30am come a cover for the burglaries, with the music mufMOVIE! SUN 4th: 11.45am fling the bashing and crashing through brick walls. MON 5th: 5.30pm Meanwhile, there is another running gag between (M) the investigating Interpol and CIA Agents (Ty Burrell and voice of Eric Jacobsen), who compete as to DIVERGENT WED 30th: 11am, 8.15pm who has the bigger official badge. A never-ending THUR 1st: 2pm, 8.15pm stream of stars and celebrities appear in delicious FRI 2nd: 2.00pm cameos, including Zach Galifianakis, Toby Jones, SUN 4th: 4.45pm MON 5th: 11am, 7.45pm Selma Hayek, Stanley Tucci, Frank Langella plus TUES 6th: 2pm, 7.45pm Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion in song and Christoph Waltz doing the waltz. Boom boom! THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 WED 30th: 2pm, 5.30pm The film's greatest strength is in its charac(M) THUR 1st: 11am, 5.30pm ters and the genuine affection and respect shown FRI 2nd: 11am, 7.45pm throughout. Appealing to all ages, there's plenty to SAT 3rd: 12.45pm enjoy in this bright, joyous and funny film with the SUN 4th: 2pm, 7.15pm MON 5th: 2pm soft heart that concludes with a show stopper of a TUES 6th: 11am, 5.30pm finale with Fey once again stealing the limelight. Like US on Facebook & stay up to date with the latest screenings!

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I often get asked “how does participating in Relay For Life actually make a tangible difference to Queenslanders affected by cancer?” You might not think that raising $1000 or walking for 18 hours has a widespread, significant impact – but your contribution truly does make all the difference. Each person that pledges to do their little bit will help Cancer Council Queensland fulfil our vision for a cancer free future. Every dollar raised at Tablelands Relay For Life supports vital cancer research, and funds much needed prevention, early detection and support programs in communities across Queensland. Last year Cancer Council Queensland invested $14.2 million into cancer research, and over $8.7 million into cancer support and information. With $4.48 million alone raised at Relay For Life events throughout Queensland in 2013, it goes to show the fundamental difference this event continues to have. Locally, this ensures the Tablelands community has access to cancer related services including our Marylyn Mayo Lodge in Cairns which accommodates patients for free during

treatment, counselling services, wig and turban services and local education programs. Each year, more than 1200 people are affected by cancer in Far North Queensland, and the statistics reinforce the need to provide help and assistance where needed. Last year our Cancer Council Helpline (13 11 20) received more than 18,000 calls from those affected by cancer, including Far North Queenslanders, which resulted in more than 10,000 referrals to further support or our free counselling service. Although this is just a small insight into how your support makes a difference, know that every step you take at Relay For Life means we can also take a step forward in the fight against cancer. Together we are able to give hope for cancer survivors, hope for those who have lost loved ones, and hope for 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 www.relayforlife. org.au or phone Cancer Council’s Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.

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Your Weekly Horoscopes March 21 to Apr 20 Aries

A change is as good as a rest. Don’t go looking for change. You will be a bit of a spendthrift this week. Don’t make financial contributions in order to impress others.

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Fruit Salsa 2 granny smith apples 1 lemon 2 kiwis 1 lb strawberries 1/2 lb raspberries 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3 tablespoons Jam - any flavour

April 21 to May 21

Family talks may get a little combative. You will enjoy lavish forms of entertainment and should consider making arrangements early.

Sept 24 to Oct 23

Your talent will be recognized. Involvement in fitness clubs will be conducive to engaging roman tic connections. Talk to someone you trust if you need advice about broaching the subject.

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Losses are likely if you get involved with uncertain individuals. You should expect to have changes in your home. You will be able to talk to your lover about future goals and perhaps make plans for you to take a vacation.

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Reciprocate by offering helpful hints. Money problems will be difficult to deal with if you have a partner. You need an outlet. Generosity will put you in the poorhouse. Reciprocate by offering helpful hints.

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Puzzle solutions

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Tempers will mount if you’re too pushy at work or at home. Your ability to visualize will help you convince others of the possibilities.

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Fruit Salsa 5. Zest the lemon and set aside. Peel and finely chop apple, squeeze 2 teaspoons lemon juice over apples and mix well to combine. 6. Finely chop strawberries and kiwis. Gently combine all ingredients, the raspberries will break apart a bit but that’s what you want. Allow to sit at room temperature at least 15 minutes before serving.

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Cinnamon Crisps 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cinnamon & sugar. Set aside. 2. Working with 3 tortillas at a time, spray both sides of of the tortilla and sprinkle each side lightly with cinnamon sugar. 3.Stack 3 tortillas and using a pizza cutter, cut tortillas into 12 wedges. 4. Place on a baking sheet and bake 8-11 minutes or until crisp.

Anger may cause you grief; control your temper and try to sit back and calm down. Plan some family outings. You will be full of energy and you need to find something constructive to do.

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Relatives may not be telling you the whole truth about a family situation. Accept the inevitable. You will accomplish the most through or. Romantic encounters will develop through group activity.

Cancer

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Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces. Every row must contain one of each digit. So must every column, as must every 3x3 square.

Don’t overspend on luxury items. Romantic opportunities will flourish through travel or communication. Look into ways that you can make extra cash. Don’t let your emotions take over.

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ACROSS 7. A woman’s short open jacket. 8. Very close to; almost. 9. The outside limit of an object, area, or surface. 10. Having a striking beauty or splendour. 11. A particular form or version of a published text. 13. Unpleasantly bitter or pungent. 15. A cavalry unit commanded by a captain. 16. A pair of organs in the abdominal cavity of mammals, birds, and reptiles, that excrete urine. (Plural) 18. Discontinue a session of a parliament or other legislative assembly without dissolving it. 19. Pull something apart or to pieces with force. 21. An 18th-century artistic movement and style, affecting many aspects of the arts. 22. A line on a map connecting points having the same atmospheric pressure at a given time or on average over a

given period. DOWN 1. A full, deep, prolonged cry uttered by a lion or other large wild animal. 2. A room in a hotel or other building used for functions such as parties and meetings. 3. A large bow drawn by hand and shooting a long feathered arrow. 4. A swollen edible bulb used as a vegetable, having a pungent taste and multiple layers. 5. The process of exact thinking. 6. Inflammation of the pleurae, which impairs their lubricating function and causes pain when breathing. 12. A room that can be made completely dark to allow the processing of light sensitive photographic materials. 14. Relating to, constituting, or habitually practising mimesis. 17. One of the Benue–Congo languages spoken in Nigeria. 20. To or at a distance from a particular place or person.

Don’t be afraid of opposition; your suggestions are valid. Upgrading at this point is not a bad plan. Take time to listen to the problems of family members. Don’t overspend on luxury items.

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Try to visit a country that excites you. Try to stay calm, and whatever you do, don’t nag. Unrealistic promises will only get you in trouble. You’re in the mood to party.

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NOW is the time to escape the hustle and bustle of city Life, or finally purchase the small acreage you have been dreaming of for the kids to play, the man-cave, perhaps a pool or stunning gardens. The Lots at The Rise are by far the best priced small acreage in the Tablelands and there are only four lots remaining. Consider Lot 209 – 3416m2 with the benefits of sealed roads, underground power, town water and marvellous views. At just $117,000, we dare you to find better. Lot 209 includes a house pad. Lot 300 – features 4387m2 and boasts the highest elevation in the remaining blocks. The views and northeasterly breezes would compliment any lifestyle dream. Priced at $144,000, Lot 300 presents incredible value for money. Lot 206 – 3914m2 Priced at $133,000. This lot overlooks the dams at the rear, perfect for lovers of outdoor living, build your back deck and enjoy. Austart Homes Tablelands (QCB 1076708) have a fantastic package on offer for this lot at $351,590, The Hamilton 221, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus a spacious alfresco area. Lot 203 – 4052m2, over an acre for $125,000, flat and ready to build on, oodles of room for a pool, shed, play area for the children, school bus service, all only minutes from town. The combination of terrific value and top quality facilities makes The Rise Country Estate the stand out for the astute buyer looking for an affordable lifestyle change. You will consider yourself in the very best company possible, as the neighbouring homes all ooze beautiful street appeal, and a family friendly, country “feel” environment. So, don’t hesitate, come along this weekend and see for yourself. Drive to Emerald End Road approximately 1.5klms down off Hastie Road, turn right into Catherine Atherton Drive and check out the views and neighbourhood for yourself. Call Debbie for more information 0409 321 920, or drop in to our Sales Centre on Hastie Road. Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm. www.therise.net.au

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PROPERTY Acreage living 3 minutes to CBD – amazing $359,000

Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase nearly four acres with creek. The property also has an established three bedroom masonry block home with the added opportunity to develop dual dwellings (council approval already in place). The home has been built to a large scale with two living areas and fully tiled throughout. The master bedroom has access Address: to a private patio Price: area that is fully Agent: screened. The fourth bedroom Contact: can be used a

2.5 acres, just minutes from town Looking for a couple of acres and don't want to be in the centre of town? Located less than 10 minutes from town, on a spacious, fully fenced 2.5 acres, this solid home presents beautifully with perfectly manicured lawns and landscaped gardens. The home has 3 large bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, a large, fully tiled bathroom and an additional office or rumpus room which could also be utilised as another large bedroom. The home is fully air-conditioned, which is seldom used as the home has both internal and external walls constructed of concrete block which keeps the home cool in summer. The open plan living area combines a large sunken lounge room, a large dining room and spacious kitchen. The kitchen has lots of cupboard space, a gas stove-top and beautiful views of the coastal mountain range from the kitchen window. The beautiful views can be appreciated even more from the outdoor living areas, which include the large rear patio, and a beautiful pergola styled barbeque area as well. The property also has storage covered, as there are two large sheds on the property, both are twobays each and one has 3m high doors for storage of larger items like a boat or a caravan. There is a 2 meg water license on the property

as well as a bore. The rainwater tanks are pressure fed and filtered straight to the kitchen sink. There is also a school bus service perfect for those with young children. Features... • 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home • Concrete block construction • Rendered block internal walls • Fully air-conditioned • Pergola style entertaining area • Two large two-bay sheds + a garden shed • 2 meg water license + bore • Fully fenced with room to grow

home office, hobby room as it has it own separate access. This could be your new home plus an investment property all in one. Currently showing good rental returns, call for investment details. For further information or a private viewing please call Marketing Agent Andrew Rogato on 0418 183 444 or 4092 5255. Mareeba $359,000 Andrew Rogato Rogato Bros Real Estate 4092 5255 or 0418 183 444

For more information or to arrange an inspection please contact exclusive agent Remo Esposito at Sibi Girgenti Real Estate today. Phone 4092 5566 or 0401 969 473. www.girgentigroup. com Address: Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba Price: $440,000 NEG Agent: EXCLUSIVE TO Remo Esposito Sibi Girgenti Real Estate Contact: 0401 969 473 or 4092 5566

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Acreage – sweeping mountain views with single phase power, insulation and roller door access. Other features include security screens, air-conditioned main bedroom with patio access, tiled throughout with high ceilings. Beautiful landscaped gardens, fenced, bore with 3300 gallon tank plus pump equipment and an added bonus of 2 x 6500 gallon rainwater tanks. Now is the time to purchase that lifestyle that you have always wanted - call today for an inspection.

Escape the rat race, escape to the Tablelands, to a climate second to none, to a property that finally offers you a chance to fulfil that desire for a change in lifestyle. Located minutes to the Mareeba town centre and one hour from the Cairns International airport, this well set-up, fully fenced 2 hectare (5 acre) property is on the market. The 'Unison' built modern home features open plan living with plenty of natural light, two very spacious bedrooms, a separate office nook and a well appointed kitchen. Outside the 6m x 4m patio is ideal for entertaining or just sitting back relaxing while soaking up the views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Every mans dream plenty of Address: sheds including the Price: main one measuring Agent: an impressive 15m x 6m with 8m x 4m Contact: extension, complete

Contact Alex Srhoj on 0403 343 692 at Ray White today. raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/qld/ mareeba/1118526/ MAREEBA $449,000 NEG Alex Srhoj Ray White Rural 0403 343 692

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Ease and elevation ENJOY outlook and sunshine in this building at rear and a shade house all on a 810m2 allotment in Mareeba. high-set three bedroom home. The home is brick downstairs and Hardiplank upstairs and features an Contact Mareeba Real Estate Agenopen plan kitchen, dining and lounge cies at 7 Hort Street, Mareeba on with polished timber floors upstairs 4092 1556 or Mark 0428 121 520 throughout, a built-in wardrobe in and Lyn 0427 153 868, or email the main bedroom and hallway, one mrea4880@qld.chariot.net.au bathroom, two toilets, air-conditioning, a front Address: Mareeba patio, a spacious downPrice: $320,000 stairs laundry area and Inspect: By Appointment office/bedroom plus a Agent: Mareeba Real Estate Agencies concrete block rumpus Contact: 4092 1556 room/bedroom separate

Private Country Haven

PERFECT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Situated on a corner block currently with tenants, sit back and reap the rewards, while planning for the future. • Perfect investment opportunity • Close to town and schools • Large corner block • Current tenants • Large carport • Fully fenced Price: $P.O.A. Contact: Exclusive Agent Alex Srhoj on 0403 343 692

Enjoy the best of country living with this well presented lifestyle property. • 6.8 hectares fully fenced • Homestead with 4 bedrooms + office + front deck + rear patio • Excellent water supply - 2 dams + bore + rainwater tank • 12m x 6m powered shed + 12m x 5.5m awning • 13m x 9m powered shed • Stables • Beautiful presented gardens • Horse/cattle paddocks Price: $599,000 Neg Contact: Contact Exclusive Agents Norma Moloney 0417 541 126 or Andrew Rogato 0418 183 444

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TWO BLOCKS FROM COLES! 4 Langton Avenue, Mareeba - $285,000  Four bedroom concrete block home  Modern interior, timber internal walls  Convenient kitchen and dining area  Carpet to bedrooms, master with airconditioning  Front porch and rear patio, single carport  External laundry, electric hot water system  Two garden sheds, low maintenance yard  Fully fenced residential allotment

Contact: Remo Esposito 0401 969 473

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Celebrating

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PROPERTY

MAREEBA REAL ESTATE AGENCIES PRIVATE & SUNNY • MODERN 3 BEDROOM HOME • SPACIOUS OPEN PLAN LIVING • BUILT-INS • ENTERTAINMENT AREA • FENCED 1097M2 ALLTOMENT

$325,000 NEG

(SEE H258 ON WEBSITE)

4092 1556

7 Hort Street, Mareeba

www.mareeba4880realestate.com.au

Thinking of selling? We have the BUYERS, Contact MPO with your LISTING today!

p: 4092 1355

Vintage charmer The historic 'Old Bakery' at Mount Molloy now converted into a house and once home to a colourful local family for many years is on offer to the open market. The owners have thoughtfully retained its rustic old world charm and currently operate a 'Vintage Designs' retail outlet from the house. The house is ideally suited to a variety of commercial activities and ventures due to its layout, quirkiness and location on the main street - a tourist attraction in its own right. The house is set up with separate guest

quarters, originally for grandma; however For further information or to arrange an would also make an ideal teenagers' re- inspection, please contact 0 Newman treat. Mount Molloy is a favourite get to- on 0498 126 824 or Mareeba Property gether place for locals and stop over spot Office on 4092 1355. on the map for tourists on route to Cape York, Mossman, Daintree and Port Douglas. Features.... Address: MOUNT MOLLOY • 3 bedrooms Price: $295,000 • 2 bathrooms Simone Newman Agent: • 1 1/2 Kitchens / dining combo Mareeba Property Office • Separate lounge Contact: 0498 126 824 or 4092 1355 • Corner block on 602m2

a:191 Byrnes St, Mareeba

John 0408 456 344 Sophie 0428 128 154 Simone 0498 126 824

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OPEN

One acre blocks on the edge of town

Ticks ALL the

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AGENT ONSITE THIS SUNDAY 10AM -1PM

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

ALTITUDE

REALTY MAREEBA

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

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Imagine how much you can do on a one acre block, yet it is easier to look after compared to larger acreages. You can fit in a good size veggie garden plus some fruit trees and cut you shopping list in half. There is still plenty of room for play and recreation or maybe for some pets that like to run around. Good soil, plenty of water as you shall have town water as well as a bore included in the sale. Power, phone, bitumen access, school bus and all this on Atherton side of Mareeba. There are a number of blocks still available for you to choose from, some at a discounted price and the good news is we now have one with an already completed double garage/shed. We are currently running our sales office from it

and would like you to come and see us this Sunday, or visit our Altitude Realty Mareeba Facebook page for further updates. On-site this Sunday 10am to 1pm, or inspect anytime. Contact Elizabeth Bors on 4092 4100 or 0437 921 648. www.altituderealtymareeba. com.au Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

Rayfield, Mareeba From $140,000 Elizabeth Bors Altitude Realty Mareeba 0437 921 648 or 4092 4100

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INDEX

business A

Air Conditioning

B

Blinds Brick laying Butcher

C

Carpentry/ Roofing

DIRECTORY

Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Concerting Construction Curtains & Blinds

E

Earthmoving

AIR CONDITIONING

Electrical Embroidery

G

Farming Sector Fertilizer Floor Coverings Fuel Furniture

House Removals

Nurseries

Irrigation

Photography Plumbing Pool Maintenance

Glazier

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Machinery - Truck

BRICK LAYING

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Hire Motor Mechanic

Tree Lopping

Security Skip Bins Small Engine Repairs Steel Fabrication Transport Travel

CONCRETING

EARTHMOVING Do it right the first time!

CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 mareebablocklaying@gmail.com Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880

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

M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717

BUTCHER

P: 4092 6271

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

R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

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

BLINDS

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CARPENTRY/ ROOFING BSA Number 71627

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

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

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

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

Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657

Mobile: 0419 709 522

YUNGABURRA BUTCHERY Queensland’s Oldest Registered Butcher Shop

Roofer & Carpenter

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

Phone 0400 622 350

Venue Hire

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MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING

Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent

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CONSTRUCTION

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

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

ELECTRICAL

Daniel Battistin

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

CHILDCARE 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

Trust the BLIND specialists!

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

Supply & Fit

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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!

info@mareebakidscampus.com.au www.mareebakidscampus.com.au 3 Locations in Mareeba: Constance, Dunlop & Hastie Streets Early Learning • Kindergarten • Outside School & Vacation Care

CLEANING SERVICES

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

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CURTAINS & BLINDS

99 Vaughan Street, Mareeba mareeba@laserelectrical.com.au www.mareeba.laserelectrical.com.au LIC. 55472 | ARC. AU31673

Custom Made

CURTAINS & BLINDS

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

Plus we sell...

Tracks > Rods > Accessories

Tracks > Rods Competitive Curtains & Furnishings BY APPOINTMENT ONLY >Phone: & Accessories 0429 869 023

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

Phone: 0429 869 023

this spot could be yours!

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

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

CEC No: A5891084 ACMA Reg No: F0510843

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

96 James Street, Mareeba

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

EARTHMOVING

Areas!

For $26 per week

DIRECTORY

Laser Electrical Mareeba Phone: (07) 4092 4146

BSA no. 1218243

BLINDS

Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds

www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566

DeeB’s Grader Hire All Earthworks

Call Rob

0418 456 307

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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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

CALL CARL 0408 924 312

Service Station open to the public 24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers

TABLELAND FERTILIZERS

GRAHAME McKENZIE MOBILE 0407 226 022

your local business guide FLOOR COVERINGS

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

Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds

Pump Specialists

ON THE TABLELANDS

PHONE 4095 8222

1800WINDOWS BSA 1068200

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

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

Supply & Lay FREE Measure & Quote

FURNITURE

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

FREE MEASURE & QUOTE!

HASTIE CENTRE FURNISHINGS

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

HOUSE REMOVALS

A.J. MYLES & CO. HOUSE RELOCATORS Complete House Relocation Services

• Modern Equipment • Restumped & Raised • Houses Bought & Sold • Insurance Cover

PHONE: 0413 913 989 BSA LICENCE NO. 30191

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ABN 26 111 244 823

IRRIGATION

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

Advertising hAs never been more AffordAble!

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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

30 James Street, Mareeba

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

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

• 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 SUPPLY OF QUALITY PARTS FOR ALL MAKES OF LINEAR, PILOT & HARD HOSE IRRIGATORS SUPPLYING AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF CROPLANDS SPRAY EQUIPMENT, PARTS & ACCESSORIES FOR HORTICULTURE & BROADACRE

Be ready for the dry season! 15% OFF DOmestic irrigatiOn Packages  Free Design  Expert Advice

Total Water Solutions

Phone 4092 2644 Fax 4092 4220

this spot could be yours!

WATER SOLUTION SPECIALISTS

NEW APP FRIENDLY HYDRAWISE CONTROLLERS!! Save Time, Water & Money!!

74 Byrnes Street, P.O. Box 169, Mareeba Q.4880

For $26 per week

sales@tpprural.com

ExclusivE Nth Qld AmplimEsh AgENts

PHONE: 4092 2314 • FAX: 4092 4113

HIRE

BACKHOE WATER TRUCK TIPPER & FLOAT HIRE

Phone/Fax: 4092 3563

GLAZING

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

TRUCK & BACKHOE

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

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

Advertising works. Phone us, your friendly locally owned Newspaper today on 4092 3464

Operating since 1994

M: 0417 702 208 • P: 4093 2669

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

Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300

FLOORS

SaleS – RepaiRS

MACHINERY/ TRUCK HIRE

receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad

For Bulk Fuel & Oil Contact Head Office at Miallo (07) 4098 8222

There’s always better value at CRT.

John & Sally Morris

M&P Goldfinch Enterprises P/L

7 BOWER ST, MAREEBA INDUSTRIAL PARK P: (07) 4092 2472 • F: (07) 4092 2668

26 REYNOLDS ST, MAREEBA QLD. 4880 P: 4092 1174 F: 4092 3084

LICENSED MANUFACTURER OF

FUEL

FERTILIZER

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

IRRIGATION/ PUMPS

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

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

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business NURSERY

DIRECTORY PLUMBING

TREE LOPPING

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

For all security needs call...

Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063

Visit our website: www.fnss.com.au

POOL MAINTENANCE

SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS

AA TAYLORS TREELOPPING  FULLY INSURED  QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED CLIMBERS  OBLIGATION FREE WRITTEN QUOTE  WOOD CHIPPER, STUMP GRINDER, CHERRY PICKER, TRUCK & BOBCAT  TRAVEL ALL TABLELANDS AND BEYOND  PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT, SAFE & FRIENDLY  NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL

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

TABLELAND Motorcycle POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP 71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA

For $26 per week this spot could be yours!

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Roy Photographer

“WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE” ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE

P: 4092 1443 or 0413 013 297

your local business guide SKIP BINS

Weddings Birthdays Sport Portraits Real Estate Special Events

RAD SKIPS (a subsidiary of skarott’s transport)

Skip BinS from 2m – 6m

A: 2 9 Iluka Street, Mareeba

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

P: 4092 2475 M: 0417 746 140 W: peterroyphotographer.com.au

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Photography

JBH

LICENSED POOL SAFET Y INSPECTOR

WEDDINGS • CELEBRATIONS • ALL OCCASIONS •

LIMITED TIME ONLY

Call Dennis or Rachel on 4095 4777

For $26 per week this spot could be yours!

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PLUMBING, PUMPS & GAS BSA 116 4856

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

Ben Malcolm

24 Hour Service Covering all areas

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

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

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

PEERAMON SKIPS, BAGS

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Phone the Express today 4092 3464

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TMSC2014-08 MT Molloy TranSfer STaTion ConTraCT operaTor TMSC2014-09 JulaTTen TranSfer STaTion ConTraCT operaTor Tenders are invited from interested parties to act as Supervisors at these sites, for the period 1st July, 2014 to 30th June, 2015. obtaining Documentation: The documentation may be obtained by contacting Council’s Procurement Officer, Maree Lopez on (07) 4086 4692 or email: mareel@msc.qld.gov.au. Changes: Regulation 228(7) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, relating to changes to Tenders may be applied. lodgement of Tenders: Tenders must be lodged in the Tender Box of Mareeba Shire Council at 65 Rankin Street, Mareeba by the Closing Time. Closing Time: The Closing Time for lodgement of Tenders is 11.00am on Tuesday 20th May, 2014. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. peter franks CHief eXeCuTiVe offiCer PO Box 154 www.msc.qld.gov.au MAREEBA QLD 4880 Phone: 1300 308 461

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TABLELAND HOCKEY - RESULTS Ladies games cancelled due to a number of players being away representing Atherton in the State Championships. Veterans: Woteva V Waterloo: an understrength Woteva gallantly fought against the 2013 Premiers Waterloo. Helen Harrison was dominant in the goal box for Waterloo scoring a total of 9 goals. Great defence by Woteva held the final score to 9, 1 with Leanne Godfrey scoring Woteva’s only goal. Plastered Vest V Totally Holcim: Carrie DeBruys has started the2014 season in the same fashion that she ended the 2013 season scoring 4 goals for Plastered Vest in their 7 goal win over Totally Hoclim. Alison Cannon scored for Totally Holcim who defended well to the end but were unable to put a number of possible goals in the box. Next week all junior teams are playing their first game of the season. All men’s teams are also playing. Veterans games are cancelled due to the Veterans playing in the State Championships TABLELAND HOCKEY - DRAW MAY 3 10AM U8’S: F1 REF U10’S. 11AM U10’S: F1 Atherton V Tolga REFTroopers. F2 Small Schools V Joeys REF Vikings. 12:10PM U13’S: F1 Troopers V Vikings REF Malanda Magic. F2 Scorchers V All Stars REF Totally Tilted. 1:35PM U17S: F1 All Stars V Voodoos REF Pluckers. F2 U17: Boys Bombers V Malanda Magic REFShed Boss Shamrocks. F3 Totally Tilted V U13 Rep Boys REF Knights. 4:05 VETS: F1 Woteva V Totally Holcim Game rescheduled. F3 Waterloo V Plastered Vets - Game rescheduled. MIXED F2: Shed Boss Shamrocks V Knights REF Cruisers. F4 Vixens V Canines REF Shooters. 2:10 LADIES F1: Cruisers

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MAREEBA BASKETBALL INC DRAW: TUESDAY 29TH APRIL 2014: 5.30 PM UNDER 14’S AND UNDER 16’S JUNIOR - COACHING CLINIC. 6.30 PM SENIOR MENS - TOPSHOTS VS EUROSTARS REFS: A.RILEY & B.EBNER C/S: COMET YOUNG GUNS. 7.30 PM SENIOR MENS - STINGRAYS VS COMETS YOUNG GUNS REFS: D.SCHMIDT & A.RILEY C/S: TOPSHOTS, BYE: THUNDER: THURSDAY 1ST MAY 2014: 4.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - PHOENIX VS WARRIORS REFS: C.MYRTEZA & L.ANTHONY. 4.50 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - SCORPIANS VS ALL STARS REFS: A.SMITH & M.EBNER. 5.40 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - PANTHERS VS TIMBERWOLVES REFS: S.MYRTEZA & B.CATER. 6.30 PM SENIOR LADIES - HIGH SCHOOL DIVAS VS KILLERS REFS: M. AUE & E.HASTIE C/S: M.M.A.M.A. 7.30 PM SENIOR LADIES M.M.A.M.A. VS GUMMAZ REFS: D.TURNER & A.NEWLANDS C/S: HIGH SCHOOL DIVAS. 8.30 PM SENIOR LADIES - BAIADA STEGGLES VS TEQUILA SLAMMERS REFS: E.HASTIE & A.GOODYEAR C/S: TEQUILA SLAMMERS. FRIDAY 2ND MAY 2014: 3.30 PM UNDER 10’S AND UNDER 12’S JUNIOR - COACHING CLINIC. 4.10 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TAIPANS VS DRAGONS - REFS: L.ANTHONY & C.MYRTEZA. 4.30 PM UNDER 12’S

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The former Dance Connection Studios, upstairs at 135 Byrnes Street, Mareeba (above Cornett’s IGA) in the MAREEBA CENTRE have become available for lease or rent. 197 square metres, fully airconditioned with all amenities, prime location within the central business district, long term lease available.

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JUNIORS - MAGPIES VS DRAGONS - REFS: T.TATTI & B.RUGGERI. 4.50 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TAIPANS VS MAGPIES - REFS: B.CATER & B.OSBORNE. 5.10 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - LAKERS VS EAGLES - REFS: L.ANTHONY & C.MYRTEZA. 6.00 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS HAWKES VS TIGERS - REFS: B.CATER & L.OSBORNE MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 24-04-14 Sporters 9 Hole: Winner Kevin Collins 19 R/up Russell Wicks 18 Raffle Peter Gofton (No nearest the pins). 2014 Steggles Mareeba Open: Mareeba’s Golf Club Biggest weekend of the year over 150 golfers and the sun shone for us. Players came from Townsville all the way up to Weipa and all Golf Clubs in between for another successful weekend. Special thanks all the volunteers. 26-04-14 NTP 4 Michelle Pearsall, Geoff Jenkin. NTP 8 Julie Hooker, Patrick Doolan, NTP 11 Kerby Ormes, Mike Vancuylenburg, NTP 13 Kay Gilmore, Geoff Jenkin. 26-04-14 Division 1 Ladies Nett Winner Vicki Hendrie (Count Back) 75. Division 2 Ladies Nett Winner Jeanette Gilliver 68’’. 26-04-14 A Grade Men’s Nett Winner Darrin Hastie (Countback) 68. B Grade Men’s Nett Winner Andrew Ribar (Countback) 67, C Grade Men’s Nett Winner Merv Mudge 69. Rundown: Terry Craven, Patrick Doolan, Will Florimo, Ken Baker, Josh Barr, Danny Bradley, Alan Houchin, Ross McConnell, Kerby Ormes, Greg Dearlove, Nathen Deubel, Rod Rackley & Peter Riches. 27-04-14 NTP 4 Robyn Harper, Wayne Thomsen, NTP 8 L. Patel, Simon Williams. NTP 11

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Melody Lucas, Steve Sutcliffe. NTP 13 Priya Patel, Jordan Phophang. 27-0414 Division 1 Ladies Nett Winner S. Bennett, Division 2 Ladies Nett Winner Priya Patel. 27-04-14 A Grade Men’s Nett Winner Will Florimo (Countback) 67, B Grade Men’s Nett Winner Tony Brown 66, C Grade Men’s Nett Winner Callum Chatto (Countback of 7 people) 71, Rundown: Choo Lim, Ross McConnell, Peter Hill, Jordon Phophang, Craig McCauley, Terry Payne, Les Elliott, Roger Wittacker, Brett Jurie, Mark Walker, Hayden Lee, Steve Sutcliffe, Paul O’Shea, Michael Morgan, Rob McVean & Frank Jones. 36 Hole Results: Division 1 Ladies Nett Winner S. Bennett, Division 2 Ladies Nett Winner K. Ormes. A Grade Men Nett’s Winner Will Florimo 136. B Grade Men Nett’s Winner Tim Lambert 144. C Grade Men Nett’s Winner Peter Riches 142. 36 Hole Junior Gross Winner Gareth Senna 148. 36 Hole Junior Nett Winner Will Florimo 136. 36 Hole Senior Men Gross Winner. Rod Rackley 157, 36 Hole Senior Ladies Gross Winner R. Yelland, 36 Hole Senior Men Winner Peter Riches 142, 36 Hole Senior Ladies WinnerJ. Gilliver, Ladies Div. 2 Gross R/Up J. Hooker, Ladies Div. 2 Gross Winner J. Gilliver, Ladies Div. 1 Gross R/Up C. Atkinson, Ladies Div. 1 Gross Winner R. Yelland, Men’s C Grade Gross R/Up T. Miller 185, Men’s C Grade Gross Winner Barry Hartley 180, Men’s B Grade Gross R/ Up Tony Brown (countback) 166, Men’s B Grade Gross Winner Alan Houchin 165. Men’s A Grade Gross R/Up Darrin Hastie 146, Men’s A Grade Gross Winner Ross Argent 144.

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Images from Einasleigh: Photo essay by Peter Roy

Local photographer Peter Roy and his wife Irene broke in their new camper van at the Easter long weekend at the Einasleigh Races and Rodeo. These photos form a snapshot of the event which has become a favourite in the far north and this year attracted a crowd of 1500. Above: Open Fashions of the Field contestants, above right, the photo finish of the Einasleigh Cup won by a half length by Peter Cullen on Rothschild Lad by a head from Sonya Wiseman on Damashqui, middle left, Mareeba rodeo clown Teddy Simpson gets cleaned up by an angry bull, middle, Doran family of Mt Isa - the major sponsors of the Einasleigh Cup, middle right, Larissa Cordingley collects her rope after competing and bottom, Tom Dixon loads up on firewood for the weekend.

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AWAY GAME! MAREEBA BULLS V MARLIN COAST RANGERS

This Saturday 3rd May - Pennell Field, Cairns PREMIER MEN: 7.30pm PREMIER RESERVE: 5.30pm - LADIES: 3.30pm MUFC Bulls Club on Facebook PAGE 22 The Express, Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Einasleigh Races results...

Race 1: Oasis Roadhouse QTIS Maiden Plate won by the George Doolan trained Bazza’s Bid ridden by Braydn Swaffer by a half length from Decisive Action and Nuclear Missile. Race 2: B and F O’Shea – Telstra Country Wide BenchMark 55 Handicap won by New Zealand horse Duke’s Charm ridden by Shane Pawsey and trained by Fred Wieland. Dragon Ace and Zatsacat filled the minor placings. Race 3: Bundaberg Distilleries Big Joe Past Members Memorial Bracelet BM70 Handicap won by jockey Peter Cullen riding the Fred Wieland trained Erebus. Master Danny finished a head further back in second, while Mr Bulista came home third. Race 4: Curley Cattle TPT Services – Mt Garnet Norwest Gate Roadhouse Class 2 Handicap was won by the Bradley Furber trained Manalute and ridden by Sonja Wiseman. Kana Aka came second with Danzig King third. Race 5: CKS Savannah Lander – Hungry Possum Catering Class B Handicap was won by Shane Pawsey piloting the Stephen Massingham trained Had a Dream. Rum Ration finished a head back in second from I See Romance in third. Race 6: The Doran Family and SMP Cons Einasleigh Cup Open Handicap won by Rothschild Lad trained by Laurel Cullen and ridden by Peter Cullen. Sonya Wiseman was narrowly edged out for the win on the Bradley Furber trained Damashqui. Race 7: Penda Finance Open Sprint won by Black Magic from Image with Apachie Cat in third. Race 8: ARB Maiden Sprint was won by Ala Suga from Summer and Paleface Amigo. The Einasleigh Race Club is seeking a donation of $500 to go toward building new stables. Rodeo results not submitted by deadline.

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‘Gators pip premiers, Roosters win By Ryan Groube This weekend’s Tableland derby has been given added spice with both the Mareeba Gladiators and Atherton Roosters recording upset victories during the last round. The ‘Gators looked down and out for most of the match against defending premiers the Cairns Kangaroos but stormed home for an 1816 win. Atherton took on the unpredicatable Yarrabah Seahawks and kept their hopes of a top five finish alive with a 36-22 victory. Both teams will meet at Davies Park on Saturday night with a win set to catapult one to the fringes of the top five while the other will slip further towards the bottom of the CDRL ladder. In front of a sparse crowd at Davies Park, the Gladiators started slowly against the Kangaroos. The opening 10 minutes was an arm wrestle with both teams muscling up in defence. Flying Kangaroos winger Bradley Stephens dashed 50 metres to score to open the account for the visitors with an unsuccessful conversion attempt leaving the score at 4-0. The ‘Gators had plenty of attacking opportunities during the first half but were repeatedly turned away by outstanding Kangaroo’s defence.

On about 10 occassions the ‘Gators were either held up over the line, had tries disallowed by the referees or dropped the ball in attempting to score. Frustration began to build towards the back end of the first half with the ‘Gators having repeat sets at the Kangaroos line only to be turned away. The Kangaroos skipped further ahead in the second half scoring two minutes after the resumption of play. Despite only leading 10-0, the way the visitors had defended in the first half few in the crowd would have predicted what was to come. A barnstorming run from back rower Shana Aue saw him score near the posts as the crowd erupted. The conversion attempt from Glen Hunter was successful as the Kangaroos lead was trimmed to four points. Guilty of trying to protect their lead the Kangaroos began to make mistakes. A handling error from the Roos saw Aue score his second try with 15 minutes left on the clock. Hunter again slotted the conversion and the ‘Gators had remarkably put their noses in front 12-10. The Kangaroos lifted after conceding the try and with seven minutes scored a converted try to regain the lead 16-12. With time running down it was Aue who proved the hero, catapulting himself at the line, brushing off

three defenders to score near the left upright. Hunter again nailed the conversion to put the ‘Gators ahead 18-16 with about one minute left on the clock. In a heart stopping final minutes, the ‘Gators withstood furious defensive pressure to retain possession and cap a memorable upset win. ‘Gators coach Cameron McPherson said the win would instil belief in his side. “I am really proud of the way they came out in that second half and really competed,” he said. “It is good that the boys are finally getting the results that they deserve and it is great to do it against the Kangaroos who are a quality football side.” McPherson said the win was built on completing sets. “When we lost to Edmonton by two points we only completed 30 per cent of our sets. Tonight it was closer to 75 per cent. That was the difference,” he said. In the day’s other results: the ‘Gators Reserves fell 24-10 despite holding a two point lead at half time, the under 18s fell 10 points to 78 while Malanda-Mareeba C Grade recorded a 36-16 win. The Roosters Reserves went down 56-14 against Yarrabah while the Under 18s also suffered a defeat. The A Grade clash between the ‘Gators and the Roosters kicks off at 7pm on Saturday.

Tonga Kose on the burst during the ‘Gators Reserves game against the Cairns Kangaroos

Bulls dominate depleted Dragons in all grades The Mareeba Bulls have put to rest the demons of last year’s finals defeat to the Dragons. A ruthless display saw the Premier league Bulls put the Dragons to the sword 8-0 with Paul Ruiz bagging a hat trick. Larry Maggio, Robert Pendenza, Elliot Gardner, Steven Cater and Alex Plowman also scored in the rout.

Bulls coach Alex Srhoj said the difference between the 2014 incarnation of the Premier league team was that it was more “ruthless”. “This game last year we might have won 3 or 4 to nil. That is the big difference this year,” he said. “If you want to win the premiership you have got to be hungry, you have got to be ruthless and you have

to take our chances and we did that tonight. “In the second half we played the type of football that we know we are capably of.” Douglas coach Logan Marsh said despite being short about seven regular starters his side had simply been outclassed. “That was a tough one, obvi-

ously. At 2-0 down at half time I thought we had played some good stuff and we were competitive,” he said. “[In the second] we just got overrun. Our fitness is still lacking our numbers are still lacking and it is a long season for us at this stage.” In the day’s other games, the Bulls Reserves chalked up a convincing 7-1 lead while the Lady

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