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Lisa Ives took this photo of her kids and their friends having fun in what they call the ‘bathtub’ out on the Burrup Penninsula.

“It only fills up after rain so any opportunity we get after rain we head straight out there for a jump off the rocks,” she said.

It was taken in early February this year when she and her family thought they would take the kids out there after the rain and after their first day back at school.

“We have been going there for the past 10 years or so. “There is also some great aboriginal carvings in the area.” Lisa used a Canon 500D

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These gorgeous little wallabies are only found in the Pilbara. They are supposedly quite common around Karijini but I have only ever seen them on the Islands off Dampier and more recently out on the Burrup. Like most rock wallabies these guys inhabit rock outcrops, boulder piles, cliffs and gorges. The hind foot of all rock wallabies differs from other macropods by the fact they have very fleshy granulated pads on the sole of their feet which gives them grip and their long brushy tails provide balance when hopping in their three dimensional environment. Anyone who has seen these critters in action will agree their agility is beyond belief. The way they can scale the rocky outcrops with apparent minimum effort is a joy to watch. They are one of the larger rock wallabies (and the prettier) with the males reaching 6.5kg and the females 5kg. They can live in large localised colonies of up to a hundred animals but individual rock outcrops are usually populated by no more than ten. The wallabies tend to feed around their outcrops only moving if there is enough grass and herbage to provide a safe refuge. Some studies have found that the introduction of herbivores has reduced vegetation cover and the threat from carnivores has severely limited such long distance movements. They are well adapted for their hot and dry environment where rainfall is limited to cyclonic activity, and like most arid region animals, make the best of the limited resources. Staying inactive during the day conserves water and when no water is available they can take moisture from the food they eat. They are foragers, eating the grasses they can find as well as the fruit of the rock fig. Their breeding is determined by the start of the wet season. The animal in the photo (courtesy of Renee Young) featured in a story last year and came from the Burrup. She knocked herself out when she jumped into a stationary car near the Port Authority. As they are a threatened species, the DEC were notified she was in care and she was released none the worse for wear a few days later.

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New rangers on-deck at park • Lochiee from Decor8 cleaning off the graffiti at The Youth Shed skate park

The Youth Shed already defaced By Courtney Bertling With only one week until the official opening of The Youth Shed, and with big names like Australian Idol winner Wes Carr and Dorothy the Dinosaur being flown in, you’d think graffiti isn’t something they would like to see. Last weekend, graffiti appeared on the skate park at The Youth Shed with people of the community calling it ‘disappointing’ and asking ‘where the respect has gone’. The Shire of Roebourne is extremely disappointed that ‘senseless’ vandals have defaced this brand new centre for children and youth, Shire of Roebourne CEO Collene Longmore has said. “The facility is not even open to the public yet and already it has been vandalised,” she said. “Arrangements have been made to remove the graffiti immediately

and the matter will be referred to Karratha Police for investigation. “This is our standard procedure and it has previously resulted in some success with a number of graffiti vandals being found by police.” Ms Longmore said that as this is a community facility, she encourages members of the community to keep an eye out at The Youth Shed, and other facilities and parks, for suspicious behaviour. “The more eyes we have on the streets, the more likely we are to catch vandals or prevent them from plying their trade in the first place,” she said. Members of the community can report graffiti by contacting the Shire on (08) 9186 8555 or visiting and clicking the ‘Contact Us’ link at the bottom of the page.


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The Pilbara’s Millstream Chichester National Park has received a welcome boost with the appointment of two new park rangers who will patrol and manage the area. Marc McDonald and Stephen Breedveld started in their new roles with the Department of Environment and Conservation at the end of last year. DEC regional leader of Parks and Visitor Services Alex Bowlay said both staff brought a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm to the job. “Marc, who is originally from South Africa, has worked at various national parks in southern Africa and more recently in Queensland. Stephen has previously worked with DEC in Perth,” he said. Marc said while Millstream Chichester was a fantastic park with many well-known areas, he was keen to raise awareness about the park’s hidden gems and upcoming attractions. “The recently refurbished Deep Reach day use area is already attracting strong interest and use with its new car park, paths and water access stairs. We will also be installing new shade shelters and gas barbecues,” he said. “We’re also planning new mountain bike paths and walking tracks around the main Millstream precinct.” Local annual park passes are available for anyone residing and working in the shires of Roebourne, Ashburton, East Pilbara and Port Hedland at a cost of $20. The passes allow unlimited access for one vehicle to Millstream Chichester and Karijini national parks and are valid for 12 months.

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Community Spirit It is amazing to see so many people supporting each other around town. It doesn’t seem to matter if they’re related or not. If someone needs help, the entire community is getting behind them with support. Valentine’s Day No, we’re not talking about the lovey-dovey, kissy stuff. We’re talking about all the hardworking florists on Tuesday – everyone is so grateful.

what’snot Catty Facebookers We have seen more and more facebook groups popping up. Most are informative and helpful, but some people are being way too nasty and some things that are being said are completely wrong. Vandals We still can’t believe that The Youth Shed has already been defaced. So many people are looking forward to the opening in less than a week. Please have some respect for the town. Visit And let us know what’s hot or visit facebook and search for Pilbara Echo

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If I could be the Humidity Fairy and send humidity anywhere, where would it be? Some botox inflated celebrity to watch a real meltdown? Perhaps to Tasmania, which has no such word as humid in its dictionary. But no, I’m thinking similar climate, more potential. Got it! If we’re looking for a complete meltdown, remould and start all over again, let’s head straight to the top…


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The meltdown You airy fairy scary sky, you’re soggy humid, not bone dry my glasses fog, you make me cry and watch those drunken sunken flies swoop hither, thither, pooey feet, their stickiness is no one’s treat and then they stick upon the meat. Oh, gross, my barbeque. A treat.

Dumped! That’s right, we kick you out with all our gall, our hothead clout, the romance – off – it’s come to nout (Not that it ever was). Don’t doubt we do adore your friend the sun who’s hot and sexy, just the one who brings us fiery passion’s fun, who smiles upon us when we’re glum.

We swelter in your sloppy furnace. Kim Kardashian pays for no less in a private sauna, God bless. Add some flies – she’d be a right mess.

We also love (until comes flood) your cousin rain, your bestest bud we tromp about in, in the nud until osmosis, through our blood,

Humid air you are God’s gift to every love song’s tidal rift. You smother us like you’re bereft. Well, take this bozo – get our drift…

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Onslow Community Garden growing well Onslow Community Garden has received $1,000 to buy seedlings in the first round of Easternwell’s community grants program. Officially opened in July 2010, the Onslow Community Garden is a valuable asset to the community and is

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Good news for the Karratha Library By Courtney Bertling It was nearly 12 months ago when the Karratha Community Library was closed due to water damage and mould, now the Shire of Roebourne and the Department of Training and Workforce Development are on their way to begin rebuilding it. Department of Training and Workforce Development director general Dr Ruth Shean, said the mould contamination of the Karratha library was due to water damage to the adjacent Walkington Theatre and only occurred when the building was broken into. “The extent of water damage to the theatre had to be fully assessed by the State Government’s Building Management and Works to ensure it met health and safety regulations,” he said. Cr White-Hartig said it was high time the Department took responsibility for months of inaction, which saw Shire residents left without their largest community library for most of 2011. “We do not own the library, the Department does, and clearly it has an obligation to repair the damage, which saw the facility close in March 2011,” Cr White-Hartig said. The library rectification works will include a separation wall between

the theatre and library, cleaning of the air-conditioning system, shelving, equipment, soft furnishings and information and communications technology, as well as the replacement of all essential fittings in the library if cleaning is not considered viable. Cr

White-Hartig said the Shire of Roebourne acknowledged the demolition of the Walkington Theatre could potentially occur during its occupancy of the library.

“It was our understanding that we had an agreement on the way forward; however the Shire then chose to take legal action which delayed proceedings.” - Dr Ruth Shean “We do not own the theatre so if Pilbara Institute intends to demolish it, there is little we can do,” she said. “Our occupancy of the library will not prevent or impede any redevelopment of that facility or site, or any associated works.” The Department will manage the remediation works to the library, which are expected to take six months and, in the interim, the Shire will proceed to fit out the Pam Buchanan Family Centre, at

a total cost of more than $400,000, as a temporary library facility. Dr Ruth Shean said that the Department met with the Shire of Roebourne back in April 2011. “It was our understanding that we had an agreement on the way forward,” she said. “However the Shire then chose to take legal action which delayed proceedings.” She said that the current library, which was formerly shared with the Pilbara Institute, does not need to be rebuilt. “It needs to be separated from the theatre and then requires remediation for the mould,” she said. “This may take about six months; the Shire has agreed to this timeframe.

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International English Language Testing System is coming to the Pilbara.

“Karratha’s shared community centre college arrangement, which has been around for some 20 years, is no longer suitable for the growing community and demand for training from the current Institute.

The UWA Test Centre is pleased to announce that an IELTS test will be conducted in Karratha on Saturday 10th March 2012. For all information and how to apply for this test, please visit our website: or contact the IELTS office on (08) 6488 2904

“The Institute needs their library for training purposes.

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“The Shire has agreed to pursue options for a permanent, purpose built community library through Royalties for Regions. In the meantime the Institute will continue to assist the Shire despite their own need for the building.”

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2000 red roses for love By Courtney Bertling

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Valentine’s Day is a day when people demonstrate their love for one another, and businesses like Hallmark and florists benefit from people splurging on material gifts like roses and cards. At the Karratha Florist on Valentine’s Day, the entire shop was filled with people, some were even lined up out the door. Karratha Florist administrator, Lisa Solari, said the shop stopped taking orders at 10am on Valentine’s Day and sold over 2000 roses and over 200 other flower varieties. “This is definitely the busiest time of year for us, and was even busier than last year,” she said. “It has been absolutely crazy. The girls in the shop have been amazing and the customers have been really appreciative, even when they have to wait half an hour to be served. “In the Pilbara, Valentine’s Day is insane because we have to order the flowers in from Perth and we need at least two days to prepare and de-thorn that many roses.” Ms Solari said that the day before was just as bad. “There were so many orders, Trish and I were at the shop until 9pm and the other girls were here until 7pm just processing and getting organised for the big day. “It has taken months to organise for the day, you have to pre-order everything from the teddy bears, chocolates, the pots and the flowers, and then you have to organise the menu.” Thirteen people made up the Karratha Florist team for the two days, where on a normal day their team would consist of four or five people. “If you want something special and original, you need to get organised,” she said. “The earlier someone organises it, the earlier we can promise it.” Ms Solari said if you want something special and original for your special someone, then it’s best to get in early.

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Misadventures of dating in the Pilbara By Pilbara Romeo I’ve been waiting for the customary two days; two stressful days of watching my phone and getting anxious when it beeps. Then thinking, ‘You know, maybe she’s just playing it cool’, but now that a week has come and gone I’ve resigned myself to the fact that she isn’t going to call. With another Valentine’s Day upon us, I am once again left wondering what girls in the Pilbara are really looking for in a man. Valentine’s Day is when couples can come together and broadcast their love; Pilbara bachelors generally just have to accept it. Not this one. I want a long-term relationship. With a girl. My friends have described being in my company as ‘not as annoying as it used to be’, and my personal hygiene has on several occasions been rated as ‘tolerable’.

You would think that alone ticks a few boxes! I know Valentine’s Day was created to sell frilly panties from Kmart that will be forgotten about as soon as they are flung behind a champagne-soaked settee. I’ve got the panties, now I just need the girl. I met the elusive lady at Miaree Pools. She was pretty, intelligent and seemingly fun so I asked if she would like to catch up for a drink. I offered my number (rookie error I admit – every man knows you have to get the girl’s number, girls love to be chased), and she left with a smile and a coy, ‘I’ll call you’. She didn’t, <checks phone> well not yet. However, after a quiet evening in, on the fourteenth of February, with a beer and a round of Facebook stalking, I now have a whole year to get my act together. So if you’re approached in the coming weeks by a dashing man wanting a date – give him a chance. I promise I won’t pout in your photos.

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The heat is on at Pegs Creek Primary By Courtney Bertling No air-conditioning in the Pilbara’s heat is not something anyone looks forward to, however about 48 students at Pegs Creek Primary School have gone without it in their classrooms since late last year. In December last year Pegs Creek Primary School became part of the Air-Conditioning Renewal Program. Prinicpal Lynnette Maculey said all of the agencies involved including the manufacturer, the installer, the Department of Education and the school are working together to try and resolve the issue. “The program would benefit the school as their air-conditioning system was aging,” she said. “So installers came in and installed new units at the end of each block. “It was anticipated that it would all be functioning at the end of the 2011 school year, but there were problems where the systems did not work properly. “The manufacturer of the units have actually admitted liability; it is not just the systems at the school, it is anywhere where the units have been installed. “So they now have their contractors here, who have gone through to try and identify where the faults are and order new equipment, in fact they are going to replace all of the units throughout the school.” Mrs Maculey said summer is dreadful with no air-conditioning. “There have been two classes in particular where the systems have failed completely, so those classes have had no air-conditioning. Those classes have now been relocated to other rooms in the school,” she said. “So they are in an air-conditioned room, but of course it is not the best solution for them at the beginning of the year, where kids want to be in their own classes and teachers want to start routines. “It is anticipated that those two classrooms will have their units up and going over the weekend. “Then we will just work through the school, replacing the units, and classes will be relocated to air-conditioning while the units are being worked on.”


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Working together for better trained future Woodside has confirmed its commitment to training and education in the Pilbara by investing in new equipment for Pilbara Institute’s apprentice training facility in Karratha. The new equipment includes metal lathes, metal milling machines and surface grinding machines. Pilbara Institute is the Pilbara’s largest training provider and the collaboration between the two organisations will improve opportunities for mechanical apprentices and tradespeople being trained at the Karratha campus. The equipment is expected to be installed and ready for use by July 2012.

Public invited to discuss changes to maritime safety laws relating to the National System for Commercial Vessel Safety A new National System, currently under development, will streamline maritime safety laws and make it easier for seafarers and their vessels to work around Australia without barriers.   The Department of Transport (DoT) in partnership with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) invites you to attend our consultation forums being hosted across the state to obtain further information on the proposed changes to Seafarer Qualifications and to share your ideas and comments. Open days will be held at: • Busselton – Thursday 16 February, 4pm – 6pm at Abbey Beach Resort, 595 Bussell Highway • Fremantle – Friday 17 February, 1pm – 3pm at Fremantle Sailing Club, 151 Marine Tce • Albany – Monday 20 February, 10am – 12pm at Stirling Club, 14 Stirling Tce • Esperance – Tuesday 21 February, 10am – 12pm at Deep Sea Angling Club, Bandy Creek Boat Harbour • Port Hedland – Wednesday 22 February, 11am – 1pm at Walkabout Hotel, Northwest Coastal Highway • Geraldton – Thursday 23 February, 1pm – 3pm at Ocean Centre Hotel, cnr Foreshore Drive and Cathedral Ave For more information visit and follow the link to the National System for Commercial Vessel Safety, or call Linda Roberts, DoT, on 9216 8879 or Jeff Hinnrichsen, AMSA, on 0427 371 625. adcorp F68897

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Bright Stars to visit the North West Caring for children can be the most rewarding - and sometimes life affirming - thing a person can do. Couple that with getting paid and for some it’s an occupation made in heaven, especially for residents of the North West. Bright Stars Family Day Care, a flexible, small group day care service that has been operating in the Mid West and Pilbara for more than 33 years, offers all this and more. The service - owned and operated by the City of Greater

Geraldton on a not for profit basis for the City - offers a vital service to the community and is actively seeking people who would like to become educators, working from their own home. Manager of Bright Stars Family Day Care, Karen McDowell, said there is a demonstrated high need for educators in regional communities particularly in the Pilbara. “Because our service is so flexible and the maximum number of children cared for is

seven, the service is particularly suited to people living in the North West,” she said. “Bright Stars educators cater for people who work outside the nine to five workforce, the service offers 24/7 care and is perfect for shift workers.” Mrs McDowell said becoming an educator opens up a rewarding career and great opportunity for residents in the Pilbara; and the business is highly portable. “Based on the early years’ learning framework, studies have

shown that the first five years of a child’s life are vital years for brain development in children, and by choosing to become an educator the opportunity is there to invest in the future of children by providing quality care,” she said. “The business is also very portable; as the children are cared for in a home environment, if an educator leaves the North West and relocates to somewhere in the Mid West for example, they can take that business with them.

Artist’s work plainly on display By Courtney Bertling For several years locals, workers and visitors have had the opportunity to view Dampier resident Dianne Campbell’s artwork in her annual exhibition at the Karratha Airport. Campbell’s latest exhibition, showcasing the interplay between sky and sea, is in the arrivals hall. Entitled Floreat, meaning ‘to flourish’ in Latin, the work follows her discoveries in the medium of oil on canvas and depicts the movement of clouds on water. Ms Campbell said Cloudy Seascape, which she painted in 2004, formed part of the exhibition and was highly commended in the 2004 Port Hedland Art Awards. She said the painting marks the beginning of a long relationship with textured water and cloud-inspired

• Dampier resident Dianne Campbell’s artwork can be viewed at the Karratha Airport pieces. “This exhibition shows 11 pieces evolving around the two subjects,” she said. “At the beginning, I experimented a lot of water and clouds and it flourished, water and clouds becoming the subject.

“As you walk from the tarmac to the luggage handling, my paintings go from older to newer. “I didn’t realise they had been positioned like that until I stepped back and had a look at it.” She said she has grown as an artist from this theme. “When I start a theme, I follow it, I keep on the same track, connecting every painting together, but making them stand out on their own,” she said. “The location of the exhibition is great, I have used oils in every piece and depending on the light hitting the artwork, the bottom layer will come through and you see something completely different then what you would see without the light.” Floreat will be on display until March 1 with all pieces for sale.

“Along with this the financial rewards and job stability is good; we have four long-term educators in the Mid West who have been part of the scheme for more than 20 of the 33 years the scheme has been in operation.” Bright Stars Family Day Care representatives will be visiting Tom Price later this month and Karratha, Wickham and Port Hedland in March. If you are interested in becoming an educator, contact Karen McDowell on 9921 7155.

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Aussie Idol to perform in Karratha By Courtney Bertling In less then a week Wes Carr, 2008 Australian Idol winner, will be performing at The Youth Shed’s official opening, saying he is so glad to be involved with the event. Since 2008 Wes has travelled all over the world performing hits like ‘You’, ‘Feels Like Woah’ and ‘Been a Long Time’. Wes has gone independent and says his his new album is honest music telling a story, giving people an insight into a celebrity’s life. “I have gone through the lows and the highs of being a celebrity and rediscovering what you

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are good at and that what my music is about,” he said. At the opening Wes will be playing both new and old music, but mainly new. “I became involved with the opening through one of my friends,” he said. “I was talking to him, telling him I was sick of turning up to shows and not feeling replenished.” “I want to be more involved with the youth and communities.” “He contacted me back and told me about The Youth Shed, it sounded perfect!” Wes said at previous gigs he felt like he was going nowhere, and people would only ask ‘where are you on the charts?’ “It is an insane life, it is so fake and unreal and I can safely say that even though being a celebrity is such a positive experience, it really isn’t for me,” he said. “I want to be able to do things for communities, I see myself doing things for the youth and being involved with the community spirit.” He said many people do not get to experience the top end of Australia, especially people who live in the city. “I am keen to see the community and the locals, and I am interested to learn more about it,” he said. “A lot of celebrities just bypass towns like Karratha, but I can’t wait to get there.” “For me, it is the best way to learn more about this country and being involved, I do get a lot out of it personally.” “Not many musicians get the opportunity to experience somebody else’s world.” “I am really happy to be involved with the Shire of Roebourne and The Youth Shed opening.” For your chance to see Wes Carr live at The Youth Shed, head down to the official opening on Friday, February 24.

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• Former Karratha resident Adam Salathiel, right, plays the father of Joan of Arc (Melissa Kiiveri) in the Australian premiere of Virgin Warrior with Amy Tyers as her mother

Former Karratha resident finds ’80s retro all go Former Karratha resident Adam Salathiel is taking the famed story of a 15th century French peasant girl and mixing it up with the smooth grooves of the ’80s this March. The unlikely pairing is all part of the Australian premiere of rock opera Virgin Warrior at Phoenix Theatre, written by Zig Byfield and Peter Perchard. Directed by Jane Sherwood, it follows the story of 14-yearold Joan of Arc through song as she leaves home and demands an army from a nobleman, repeatedly defeating the English enemy. But at age 20 she is found guilty of heresy by the French church and burned alive. First staged in 1986, Virgin Warrior uses a mix of strong dramatic songs ranging from haunting ballads to striking rock and choral anthems. Salathiel plays Joan’s father, whom he says is a loving and caring man. “He’s secretly proud of his daughter and her willingness to go to war for her country and king, despite being female,” he said. “Not coming from a singing background in theatre, I

considered a rock opera to be a chance to expand as an actor.” With an extensive background in the performing arts on and off the stage, Salathiel has performed with Kwinana, Roleystone and Phoenix Theatres and the Murray Music and Drama Club, also performing in The Pirates of Penzance at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. He even scored a best supporting actor award many moons ago at the 1992 North West Drama Festival. “Having been involved in many different productions over the years, Virgin Warrior appeared to be a more challenging production,” Salathiel said. “Plus I get to wield a weapon and fight battles and there is a live horse on stage – need I say more?” Virgin Warrior plays at 8pm, March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 with a 2pm matinee on March 11. A one-off special show will be held in Perth’s Supreme Court Gardens on March 17 from 5.30pm. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 concession – book on 0450 158 851 or at

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• The boys at Dance Kix Karratha showing off their moves


Dance is not just for girls Chris Brown, Justice Crew, Usher and Justin Timberlake are all popular male celebrities with something in common… they are awesome dancers. Dancing is not just a girl’s sport; these guys have realised that and so has local dance teacher Kristie Brown, owner of Dance Kix Karratha. Kristie said she has always wanted to do a separate boys class and when opening Dance Kix in 2008 she already had a handful of boys mixed in the girls’ classes. “Two teenage boys in the older jazz, Peter and Doug, had their own duo debut in the middle of the girls’ dance which is what I believe encouraged friends their age to also join in 2009,” she said. “I had a group of six to eight teenage boys that were very enthusiastic and keen to dance.” “I basically gave them a place to dance, free fees and tuition as the incentive, all they had to do was show what they had.”

“They amazed me and with some guidance they wowed the audiences.” It was then she decided she would have an all boys’ class as she could see there really were guys out there that wanted to dance.

This proved successful for Kristie when, in the first year she had 30 boys enroll, last year had 60 and now this year has 120 boys split between three classes.

“Since the boys have done performances around town, their peers have seen that this is the cool dancing and not girly,” she said.

Last year Ben McGuigen, an experienced break-dancer from Adelaide, became involved with the school and began teaching the boys.

“I have made huge efforts over the past few years enticing the boys to have a go.”

“I was approached by Ben, who was really impressed, and asked if there was a way he could get involved with teaching some boys his skills in break-dancing,” she said.

“I paid for Suri (from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’) to spend a week with my whole school.” “The li’l boys of 2011 got to perform and some met Justice crew.” “There was also kind sponsorship from Alan and Mel of the Pilbara Echo last year where all the boys received their dance shorts free, and Clayton McIntosh from McDonalds Karratha sponsored the boys with DKK flat caps.” “I try to keep them separate from the girls and have their own style of dance and uniform, and its obviously worked.”


“I want them to have their own dance identity.”

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“I thought wow what a great idea, I can teach the boys but I cant stand on my head like he can.” “So in fourth term, Ben joined into the classes with me and the boys loved him!”

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“Its so great that they can actually learn from a guy who has the tricks, they all look up to him which is fantastic.” “Ben is a definite asset to the school, he is fantastic with the students and has a real passion for teaching his art.”

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Fox and cat control in the Dampier Archipelago Poisonous 1080 baits are laid on the Burrup Peninsula and islands of the Dampier Archipelago to control foxes and cats. 1080 is poisonous to humans and will kill dogs and cats if consumed.

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A fox control program is carried out by DEC on the Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago. The program is funded by DEC’s Western Shield program to protect native fauna from predation by introduced foxes and feral cats.

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Birds, reptiles and marine turtle hatchlings have also suffered significant declines as a result of predation by foxes and cats. Foxes reduce the hatching success of marine turtles by digging up nests, eating eggs and preying on hatchlings. Cats and foxes are found on the Burrup Peninsula and the islands of the Dampier Archipelago. Foxes and cats may cross to the islands on very low tides. They may also be carried to other islands unintentionally via human transport modes or on large floating material.

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Since the introduction of foxes and cats to Australia, many of our native fauna species have suffered. Twenty-seven mammal species have become extinct in the 200 years since European settlement and another 94 species are threatened with extinction unless action is taken to conserve them. A major contributor to this decline is predation of small to medium-sized mammals by foxes and cats.

The Shire of Roebourne is inviting two representatives from small businesses/ organisations to attend the first Small Business Breakfast Briefing for 2012 on Tuesday, February 28. There will be a delicious hot breakfast from 7:30 am, with presentations commencing at 7:45 am. The breakfast will be held at the Large Conference Room in the Pam Buchanan Family Centre, 51 Gardugarli Drive, Baynton West RSVP to Sharon Nicholson 9186 8577 or Sharon.nicholson@ by Friday, February 24. Strictly limited to two reps per organization, and a total of 50 seats.

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The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) recommends that pets are not taken to the northern Burrup Peninsula and reminds owners that pets are not permitted on the island reserves.

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The Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago are home to about 16 species of native mammal, including Rothschild’s rock wallabies, and form some of the most significant and extensive nesting areas for marine turtles in Australia. The rocky hills of the peninsula and islands are similar to the ranges found in the inland Pilbara, but as they have been much less disturbed by human activity, they support a very high diversity of fauna and flora. The Rothschild’s rock wallaby is only found in parts of the Pilbara and Ashburton regions of WA. Rock wallabies can be found sheltering among rocky caves and crevices, where the conditions are cooler and more humid than the direct heat, enabling them to survive periods of drought. Other native mammal species found on the peninsula and islands include the echidna, the endangered northern quoll, marsupial mouse and two species of bat. Four species of marine turtle—green, flatback, hawksbill and loggerhead—are often seen in the Dampier Archipelago. During summer, female flatback, green and hawksbill turtles nest on several beaches. The archipelago supports one of the largest hawksbill turtle rookeries in the world. All four turtle species are listed on WA and international lists of threatened species.

Green turtle hatchlings. Photo – Holly Smith/DEC

Why is 1080 used? The poison sodium fluoroacetate (1080) is found naturally in many WA native pea plants. In WA, native fauna generally have a high level of tolerance to the poison and therefore it can be used to control cats and foxes without endangering our native species. 1080 is water soluble and is broken down by fungi and bacteria following rainfall. However, in the dry Pilbara environment, 1080 may persist for longer periods of time than in wetter areas. You should assume that the Burrup Peninsula and Dolphin, Angel and Gidley islands are baited all year round. Other control methods, such as shooting or trapping foxes and cats, have had low success rates as the animals are elusive and do not enter traps easily. Fertility control has not developed to a state where it can be implemented as a means of reducing future populations of feral predators. DEC is satisfied that the use of 1080 in introduced animal control programs such as Western Shield is effective and appropriate, and essential for the future of our native fauna.

How to protect your pets against 1080

Rothschild’s rock wallaby. Photo – Joy McGilvray

Pet owners should assume that the Burrup Peninsula north of Withnell Bay, including Dolphin, Angel and Gidley islands are baited all year round. If it is not necessary to bring your pets with you to the Burrup Peninsula, it is recommended to leave them at home. Dogs are not permitted onto the island reserves of the Dampier Archipelago and will be at risk if you take them there. In areas where pets are permitted, muzzles, if appropriately fitted, may prevent pets scavenging baits or carcasses. However by far the best approach to avoid poisoning is to avoid contact with the baited area and leave your pets at home. If you suspect your pet has taken a bait, induce vomiting and immediately seek veterinarycomplete attention. plate

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Northern quoll. Photo – Babs and Bert Wells/DEC

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The Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Lyn Beazley will be visiting Karratha between February 22 and 24 to promote Science in the Regions. During her visit she will also be visiting some schools, the local TAFE and doing a site tour of the Pluto Gas Plant and will give a community presentation to the Institute of Engineering and Technology. The presentation will explore a number of exciting projects currently occurring around Western Australia, including the development of renewable energy sources, managing limited water supplies, improving health care delivery for remote communities and Australia’s bid to win the Square Kilometre Array. The presentation will be held at the Karratha International Hotel on Thursday, February 23.



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Friends are more than just a mate By Courtney Bertling Friends are the family members that people choose, and the Red Dog 4WD Club have proved that no matter whether someone is related or not, they will always be there to offer a helping hand for their family. It was in March 2010 when a member from the club was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. MND is a terminal disease that affects the control of voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and general movement of the body. Red Dog 4WD Club president Keith ‘Doc’ Walker said everything has been going well, except for the last six months. In order to raise money to help pay


for equipment used to make the club’s member comfortable including a hoist, a van and medication, the club has decided to hold a car boot sale for the whole community to get involved in. “I thought about what I could do as a friend and thought I should get the Red Dog 4WD Club involved, since he has been a member for the last three years,” Doc said. “The reason we came up with the idea is because we see him as more like family to us than just a mate. “Friends are the most important people in your life and you should do everything in your power to take care of them.” A number of businesses and organisations have already gotten involved, offering items like money, sausages, buns etc. The car boot sale will be held on February 25 at the Centro car park inbetween the banks and McDonalds from 8am onwards and costs $25 per


tropical tranquility • Preparing for the car boot sale vehicle. There will be a variety of items for sale, from household items to camping items. A sausage sizzle and a few raffles will also be held on the day. For more information on how you can help donate, either as a sponsor or offering your items in the sale, contact Doc on 0417 959 211.

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boating ALI 6m Plate, Johno 4st 140hp 2006, dunbier tlr, Brand new Lowrance HDS7 combo unit, Garmin GPS Navman vhf, new upholstery and carpet, 300l fuel under floor, brand new dual batts, huge deck space,extended Bimni, awesome sea boat all in ex cond, in Broome, $46k ph 0409230736 BOAT 5.2 cent console, 90 hpower merc excellent cond, has heaps of extras, $27,000 neg KTA phone 0891870255 CARIBBEAN 24 hardtop. 300 Verado, 180 hours, Echo sounder, GPS, deck wash, trim tabs, anchor winch, 400l fuel tank $105,000.00 Ono 01441597, 0417953691 CATAMARAN 10m 316 yanmars, 30 + knots, life raft, radar, raymarine electronics, toilet/shower, gallery, accommodation for 5. $240,000. Ph 0408918732 DINGY new trailer runs great good cond five pots echo sound bargain $3000, 0459900233 GLACIER Bay Cat, Twin Honda 150 head, h/t radar, a/pilot, ch/p, furuno, o/riggers, tri axel, f/on, aly trailer $98,000 ONO 0418464693 LEEDER Classic 2005,150 HP Evinrude (375 Hrs), Northstar Explorer 557 Colour GPS, Navman iFish 4607 Colour Sounder, Navman 2100 Fuel Flow Meter, GME VHF Radio, GME CD/FM/AM/MP3, Epirb and Offshore Flare Kit, Lifejackets, Trailmaster Duel Axel Trailer, recently serviced, excellent Ride. 35k ono 0400141768 MCGREGOR M26, 2004 with hardly used 50 Evinrude OB, 6 new life jackets, 3 fire extinguishers, new epirb, on lic galvanised trailer. All in new cond. $46500. PH:0427934878 PER OUTBOARD MOTOR. 2004 Mercury 2004 250hp 400hours. In excellent condition. It runs perfect. S/S prop.just had major service done top to bottom. Still on boat can test run anytime. $5000 0407871714 QUINTREX 3.75 Dart, 15 mercury 2 stroke, Stacer trailer, Lowrance fish finder, safety gear. All near new condition. Can email pics. $4000 Ph: 0409441829 / 91841840 SEA KAYAK - DAG Tiwok in great condition. Has two weather proof hatches and pedal control rudder. Lightweight ‘Aquabound’ paddle and spraydeck included. $1100 worth approx $2000. Website for further specs php. PH 0410 080 301 TRAILCRAFT 5.4m 2008, 90HP Honda 4Stroke, Approx. 90hrs. With Approx 18months New Warranty, Garmin 520 GPS/Sounder, Canvas Cover, All Safety Gear, Excellent Condition. $31,500ono KTA PH: 0437 856 253

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Work from home & Achieve Success ~~CARAVANS caravans BEDFORD bus mobile home ‘66. Runs well. 6 mths rego, wired 12 & 240 volts, fridge, aircon, shower, toilet, stove, hot water system, large annex, double bed, 2KVA genny, cyclone tiedowns. View at the Hill. $18,000 0415809650 BUS/MOBILE HOME 980 Bedford Bus - 11m long g8 tyres, 5 speed man, 9 solar panels on roof, lots of storage, Queen bed, 4 burner gas stove, oven, domestic fridge, Car trailer (will separate) Satellite TV. Washing machine 55,000 or offer Great permanent accommodation KTA Daniel 0428214184 CAMPER w/up 1986. Sleeps 6, fold up wardrobe, bed flys, annexe,awning. No fridge, sorry. $3500 ONO 0417993497 Karratha CARAVAN for sale 21’6” full ensuite van even has washing machine. QS inner spring bed 3 years old HWS, RC aircon, huge fridge / freezer 2 door. In as new condition. Cost $59k new sell for best offer. See (Shoalwater WA) or call 411130790. Offers close 28/2/12 COMPASS pop top 2005 caravan 17.5ft $23000.00 ONO. A/C, double island bed, roll out awning, full annex with anti flaps, stove and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, solar panel and lots more. Phone 0438028301 or 0417321413 Based in Hedland, will be in Karratha from 10th-19th February COROMAL Princeton 601 (2006 ), In excellent condition, 5 years old July 2011. Full annex with outdoor setting. Phone Mob 0439920716. Travelling at moment. FLEETWOOD 1989, 18 ft van for sale. $14000 ono air conditioned,good condition, ensuite shower, heaps of xtras to name currently licensed and in Pilbara holiday park. Please call 0458487627 JAYCO DISCOVERY 24FOOT 1994. Full annexe with new annexe roof, double bed, lounge, separate fridge and freezer stove, microwave, sink, 32’’ flat screen on wall. Very neat and tidy. Ph 0400732535 kta JAYCO Expanda 2008 Outback. Pop Top. 16.49-3. R/C Aircon, Toilet/Shower, 1xQB 1xDB, 2x 90L water tanks, Battery,Fridge,M/ Wave,Bike rack. As new cond. Can email pics. $34000 ono Ph 0407266954 HED JAYCO HERITAGE 2005 VAN 21FT 30TH Anniv Edition. Rear ensuite separate toilet / shower. Built in Washing machine. Double bed. Loads cupboard space. Kitchen items included. 3 way Domestic fridge. MWO, 4 Burner stove. CTV + DVD. CD/Radio. Rev cycle Air con. Roll out awning $40,000 neg. Ph 0408 743 760

caravans JAYCO Poptop 2006 (KTA). Many extras with sale, full annexe, full size fridges, BBQ, A/C, washing machine, gazebo, couch, outdoor furniture etc. $27000 ONO ph 0420504753 LUXURY self-contained motorhome. 4o’ set up for two, easily changed for 4. Ideal permanent living. All Mod cons. Save on rent. Can deliver. Available now. For full details $185,000.00 Phone 0418122792 Michael M/HOME Exc Perm living. 42ft 3axle Silv Eag. 12 solar/10x200A/h bat. 2 split A/C separate shower & Vac Toil. 800lt fresh, 1200lt fuel. 4 burn stove/oven, micro. 2xrocxer chairs 220 lt fridge/ freezer + 80lt Waeco in locker. Wash mach 2 x LCD/DVD TV + sat. rratedgranny@bigpond. com 0417106904 $135000 MERCEDES Sprinter Motorhome 2008 Auto Diesel, Deluxe Fittings, Queen or 2 Single Beds, R/C Aircon. Front and back, H/C Running Water, Shower & Toilet, Dig. TV & DVD, 2 Batteries & Inverter. $73,000, Ring to view 97731045 MOTORHOME, hino 88, 36ft, immac setup for 4, full bathroom and kitchen, 2 a/c, 2 plasmas, absolute stunner, $145,000 Perth 0411647016 SUPREME Executive 2008 19’6” (overall length 21’6””), full ensuite, full oven, pull out pantry shelving, internal water tank gauge, 2 water tanks, solar panel, queen size island bed, 3 x sunbuster shade cloths, water filters, 2 x 9kg gas bottles. $49,500 contact 0409956840 to view in Karratha WANTED 25 foot Jayco caravan 2004 and up Must have toilet and shower And be in good nick No bunk bed or single beds And it must be in rego And have no damage Call me on 0406697429 and talk to Ross WESTERN Homestead Caravan 2007, $40,000 ONO. 23.5”” inside measurements. Great van, great condition, great price. Currently on site in Karratha. Comes with everything you need; crockery, cookware, utensils, TV, A/C, washing machine, 2 x fridges etc etc etc. CHECK IT OUT!!! Ph. 0243 551 337 AD Text for rent ~~ENGAGEMENTS BEDROOM for rent central Karratha. Prefer female. $400 per week. Contact Brad 0429937870 HOUSE 4x2 in Nickol available for rent in early March. Can be supplied furnished or unfurnished. Large Shed. Contact: HOUSE to Rent. Brand new 4x2 plus office in Baynton West. Alfresco, double carpet, theater, fully A/C, easy care surrounds, boat parking. Long term $2000/week Rental references required. Phone Alan 0428 396018 RMS for rent: Avail 17th Feb 2012. 4 Bd house. 2x Rms $450 for 1 or $900 for 2 incl power. Long term lease with young couple & 2 kids. 2 weeks advance plus 2 wks bond required. Happy to take singles or double of any race. Must be reliable, clean, tidy , mature & working. Call Melissa on 0422268346 WANTED yard space for rent in Wedgefield must water and power. Shed, office and wash bay would be ideal but not essential. Min 500m2 required, Any condition. With potential to purchase in near future Ph 0408 670 058



for sale ARTIST paints (acrylic oil water )coloured pencils brushes pads worth $400+ sell $200 Ph 0409262203 BAR STOOLS - 5 x solid Jarrah low back style $350 KTA 0410516495 BARRIER Reef Spa, 12 months old in as new condition 4 seated. With cover and heater in timber frame $6500 phone 0439691318 BEN 10 asstd DVDs, Exc cond (17 DVDs in total) $50.00 0417 993 497 Karratha BIKE - GIANT STP 0 freestyle/downhill hardtail, like new condition $1000 KTA 0410516495 BIRD AVIARY, walk in with door and roof, 95cm x 190cm, excellent quality, $200. KTA Ph 0439891080 BMX Bike- Black Norco BMX bike. 12 months old in good condition with free white brake cable. Selling for $500 Call Elly on 0403 940 910 BOOTMAN Single Captains bed and tallboy in excellent condition. Paid over $2000 will sell for $1000 ONO Mattress not included. Phone Sharlene 0417334535 BOYS Trail Sandal, Size 3 US, ‘Teva’ water proof sandals. Never worn. Great quality shoe. Perfect for Karratha! $30 0417 993 497 Karratha BRATZ dolls (10 dolls inc 1 walking with dog) HEAPS of accessories.$50 ono 0417 993 497 Karratha CARAVAN cover to suit 14-16 foot poptop. Excellent cond, only used for 4 months. $221.75 cents ONO. KTA 0437 059 275 CARPET large chocolate brown shag-pile rug. Selling for $150. We bought it for $500. Recently steam cleaned. Great condition. Very cozy. Please call or text Elly M 0403 940 910. H 9183 8713. COMPUTER Keyboard,Screen Central Unit ex condition $200 ono. Ph 04092622203 Ikea TV wall unit solid dark stain $300 ono 7ft x 6ft COMPUTER screen keyboard central unit ex cond $200 Ikea TV wall unit solid 7ftx6ft dark stain $300 Ph 0409262203 COUCH 3 Seater, Blue swede fabric, Excellent Condition, $1400 ONO. Port Hedland 0417 939 895 DANCE (Tap) Shoes. Girls Size 2, Tan, Exc Cond. 0417 993 497 $ 35 Karratha DINING Suite 6 seats, extendable, good cond $180 ono Printer/Scan/fax/copier Epson TX300F as new, with extra ink cartridges worth $270 sell $120 ono Reverse Osmosis 5 stage filter, portable, New $600 ono sms 041 589 1969 Karratha DISHWASHER stainless steel, brand new, never been used, half price. Pick up South Hedland. Phone Calvin 0413104705 or 91402650. $300 ono FISH tank 6ft and stand, pumps, ornaments accessories and some fish included $300. You Pick up KTA call 0437420389 FLOOR rugs x2. One very large, pure NZ wool, reluctant sale, $400. One small-medium, acrylic material, fair condition $40. Please contact Bel to view. 0409 355 746 or 9158 7175. FOLDAWAY lightweight trolley for sale, perfect condition never been used, $20ono, also for sale a Kambrook deep frier $20ono contact 0437202468 for details FREE - Brand new genuine Canon printing cartridges suit ink jet printer i9100, i9950, S800 series, S900, S9000, BJC-8200, i950, i965, i990, iP6000D/iP8500, over $700 dollars worth FREE, hate to see waste 0437 059 275 KTA

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TRAILER, sturdy steel with sides, new tyres, hubs and wheels. 6 months lic. Port Hedland. 0412729646 TYRES 1 x Bridgestone Dueller H/T 689 255/65R15 New, $140 ono. 4 x Dunlop Grandtrek AT3 265/65R17 approx 75% tread $400 ono sms 041 589 1969 TYRES 2x 275.65.R17 to suit 4WD $50 KTA 0410516495 WACO 2 X 12volt cool power batteries, perfect for remote power of fridges or anything 12volt, have cable to link both together,in great condition $400 ono for both, or 250 ono for one. Contact 0437202468 for details WATER tanks. Fibreglass x 4, 50,000 ltrs. Ph 0428 960 725 WII Guitar Hero for sale. 2 Guitars, microphone, drums and game. $80.00. 91838544, Karratha WINE RACK, pine with 3 shelves and a solid shelf on top, holds 24 bottles, 84cm x 29cm, good condition, $30 KTA Ph 0439891080 ~~FOUND

found IPOD Nano and headphones x1 in the Millars Well / Pegs Creek area. Phone Bel with description for return. 0409355746. LARGE cd case found on the corner of Murdoch and Captains rd on Monday the 7th of Feb. Ph 0408670058 and come collect WATER Ski. Phone 0419 866276 ~~FREE

free 1 COCKATIEL and 1 DOVE, FREE to Good Home, KTA Ph 0439891080 ~~GARAGE SALE

garage sale 646 Kestral Wy, Bulgarra PH 0428711956 punt 3.6m 15hp, chainsaws and tools, Honda CRF 150RB, clothes, household items, books, bits and pieces, SAT 18th Feb, 8am - 2pm, 2/59 Radley Drive, Baynton, KTA. Fridge, TV, lounge, washing machine, mechanical tools and other various items, all must go, cash only.

garage sale SATURDAY 25 Feb, 8am12pm, 92 Radley Dr Baynton, Ladies bike w/ child seat, household items, books, pot plants, child stuffs PH 0459036200 ~~IN MEMORIUM ~~LOST motorcycle ATOMIK LINK 250CC MOTOR PIT DIRT BIKE HUMPSTAR 5 speed, electric start, 7 months old. Make a reasonable offer. Call John 0403 080 229 CAM-AM Outlander 800 Max XT 2009 very low hours vertually brand new $12,000 Ph 0429173056 HONDA CBR 600 F 2001 for sale 63000 km’s. Bike in excellent condition lady owner. Price $5000 contact Dwaine 0427215862 KTM 125 SX 2006 full engine rebuild, spare plastics, runs great ph 0400732535 KTA SUZUKI Across 250cc Motorcycle. Excellent condition. Blue in color. Great learners bike or cheap commuter. $3000 ono call 91831751. SUZUKI GS 500 F x2, Black & Silver. Reg new May 2010, 7000km, mint cond. Both bikes come with Ventura bike packs, RJAYS bike covers, oil filters & spark plugs. Over 400km out of 20 litre tank. Practicle bike for the Pilbara, Air Cooled, Oil Cooled Parallel Twin. Ph:0415851052 YAMAHA banshee 2009 female owner, 2 stroke, twin exhaust 350cc excellent condition, regular service must sell leaving town $5000 ono contact 0409594008 YAMAHA Virago 2006, 250cc only selling due to upgrading bike located in Dampier call 0418916657 to come have a look YAMAHA YFZ 450 Quad 2004, Good Cond. $4000. Ph. 0417 217 400 (Krtha)

pets 1 COCKATIEL and 1 DOVE FREE to Good Home. KTA Ph 0439891080 BIRD AVIARY, walk in with door and roof, 95cm x 190cm, excellent quality, $200. KTA Ph 0439891080


pets FREE to good home, 10 mth old Golden Retriever, female, vaccinated, sterilised, lovely family pet looking for family to spend time with her. 0459 220 899 KTA RAGDOLL kittens, M,F pointed & solid colours. Vaccinated, microchipped, pedigree papers, pet health insured. $550 includes flight from Perth. Ready now. 0416195211 ~~PUBLIC NOTICE

public notice BELLY Dancing classes, Tuesdays 6.30 all skill levels welcome, call 0417178731 to register, limited places available BIBLE Study for Woman, none denominational & only Bible based. Unanswered Questions? Seeking Truth? Phone me now! Cathy 0467647761 JUSTICE of the peace for your convenience a justice of the peace is located at the Karratha Police station Thursday evenings 5-30pm 6-30pm. (Press door buzzer for access). Janette Parsons-Smith (secretary Pilbara branch jp’s)



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pets SAHAJA Yoga Meditation. Relieve stress, improve physical & emotional wellbeing. All welcome to experience real meditation. Always free. Every Wednesday at 7PM in Entertainment Centre (crèche room). Contact No:0422 665 814 , 0488 957 748 , 0487 283 995 WANTED: Community Spirit! 2 locals of Hedland wanting to win a wedding cake- just need votes. Please vote for Shira J Smith on the following website. Thanks in advance! http://www. Bunbury

ALLORA QLD: 4bdr 2 bath, study, formal & informal living areas, man’s shed 60 x 30 x 10, slate tiles in entertaining area 50 x 20, tennis court, 1/2 acre, just 160km from BRI airport, ideal for FIFO, $599,000 Phone Lynda Thompson BEAUTIFUL Jurien Bay, 700 sqm block. Great location 3 mins drive to town centre, beach, fishing, & boating. $189,000 ono. Ph 93611531 (Perth). LARGE character home 4/3, on three acres in SW, Allanson. Garage, workshop and large barn shed (poss second acc). Orchard, raised veg garden. Lily pond and paddock. Mains water, bore and rain water tank. 2 & 3 phase power. Great small community, school and deli. 0429344784 0897344784

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Catamaran 10m 316 Yanmars, 30 + knots, life raft, radar, Raymarine electronics, toilet/shower, gallery, accommodation for 5.


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1989 Toyota Coaster Motor Home Aircon. 24v and 240v. 4cyl. Diesel. Sleeps two. Awning. Good tyres. More photos available. $30,000

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Luxury self-contained motorhome. 4o’ set up for two, easily changed for 4. Ideal permanent living. All Mod cons. Save on rent. Can deliver. Available now. For full details $185,000.00 Phone 0418122792 Michael


Blue Gems Minerals & Jewellery Huge range of mineral specimens Original silver and gold jewellery We deliver securely Visit our website for our product range accommodation available

5500 kms, Fun two stroke bike perfect for 250 license. Quicker than any 250 out there. New alarm, new spare rear tyre, fender eliminator and helmet. Regretful sale leaving town.

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1980 Denning Motorhome 12 metres long tag axle, v8 cummins 5 single berth, has full kitchen, lounge, fully enclosed annexe, roof mounted air cond, solar panels, shower and toliet, can email more photo’s, lic in WA mechanically sound tour or use for accommodation. $115,000 0437770786

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FOR RENT Executive 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, new home in Baynton West Karratha. Large lounge and kitchen, dishwasher, ceiling fans throughout, large master bedroom with ensuite, seperate powder room, theatre room, study, carport, shed and in-ground pool surrounded by wooden decking outdoor entertainment area. This superbly appointed home will not dissapoint. Available 27/02/12 at $2400/week

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FOR SALE Demountable Office 680m2 Made up of 19x12 metre long sections that can be separated and is currently in complete assembly, with three separate areas. Comes with precast concrete anchor blocks. Has ablutions, crib facilities, reception area, aircondtioning (as is) and furniture (as is) Lying in Dampier

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FRIDGE 420L, freezer 420L, three seater couch and two chairs, washing machine. Call Coral 0419 283 848 GALVANISED Z PURLINs 100 x 1mm x 8m long, 8 lengths total, quality = new, left over from build, worth $80each, Sell $400 lot, phone 0428387612 business hours GENUINE x5. 17 inch Nissan rims and tyres near new spare never used $250 each contact 0417 977 120 IF anybody is interested in buying Avon products or having a look at the latest brochures, please contact me and I can organise one to be delivered to you. 0413234369. JETSKI. $7500 Polaris msx 140 ho, 140 hp, metallic red, silver, black. 1-3 Persons, 12 months rego on ski and trailer. Ph: 0429 585 339. MASSAGE Table - Vinyl & Timber $100 KTA o410516495 MOBILE cool Room for sale, 2.5 long by 1.5 wide 100mm freezer panels and bromic unit. Built in 2010, shelving inside for catering ect. Single axle trailer, Hedland 12500$$ gen set also available. Call 0467 791 123 MOBILE cool room for sale. Great little cash earner. 2.5 long by 1.5 wide 100mm freezer panel, bromic slide in unit perfect for catering or party’s. Call 0467 791 123 Hedland PACKING boxes in assorted sizes from $2.00 each, call 0414 983 903 (HED) PANEL louvers 2 hold storage boxes. Gr8 2 hang in shed 2 hold screws, nuts, bolts ect. 3 metal panels plus lots of different size containers to hold items. Perfect condition. Over $800 dollars worth will trade for 3 cartons of Asahi Beer or $150 bucks. KTA 0437 059 275. PEDESTAL FANS - 2 x dimplex chrome finish $50 KTA 0410516495 PLANTS assorted types and sizes all must sell. BBQ Gas Bottle PH 0409262203 RUG large chocolate brown shag-pile. $150. Great Condition. 0403 940 910SANDGRABBA - rear cargo matt (grey) to suit landcruiser 100 series $100 KTA 0410516495 SOFA leather. L shaped brown leather sofa in very good condition. At each end of the sofa is a recliner chair. Measures from corner to corner: 2300mm. Near new $3500 ONO. Contact 0458 636768 SPARE wheel 4x4 cover Hard shell 16” Charcoal $80. Plants and pots ceramic and terracotta assorted all must go. Ph 0409262203 SPEARGUN- used only 4 times! One band gun, everything working great. About 1.5m long. Great gun, must sell quick. Bought new for $425. Selling for $125 ONO. In Roebourne but can meet in Karratha. Call James 0447664605 TAMIL CHANNELS. NO MONTHLY FEES. 6m old Sat Dish and receiver to watch 6 Tamil channels anywhere in WA. Just add a 75mm pipe stand &cable. $250. Can assist with setup. Call 0410613293. TANDEM 2.5 tonne trailer 3.5 l X 2.5 wide, new with spare wheel. Flate checker bottom with tiedown sides and rail. 7000$$$$$ ono call 0467 791 123 Hedland TRADIES trailer lic, racks, can be removed, front lge toolbox all lockable and enclosed, new tyres. Must sell. $3,200.00 O.N.O 0427195916.

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COROLA Accent 2008 model 24thousand kms full Toyota Peg’s Creek Primary School P&C Association Inc service history 1 owner Galbraith Road, Karratha WA 6714 Pegs Creek Primary School from new call 0467 791 123 vehicles Tel: (08) 9144 4141 Fax: (08) 9144 4074 P&C AGM BMW X5 05, black, Hedland. 16,000$$$$$ DAEWOO Lanos 1998, The P&C is a voluntary organisation which aims to assist the school in insuring our immaculate condition inside children receive the best possible education they can. We give our assistance through manual 5 door rego 04/11, out, This beige leather interior being proactive in the school and environment. can be in the form of being parent helpers in the classroom, helping out in the canteen, uniform /bookshop, assisting with always covered in sheepskins, reliable & economical, $1900 the laminating service, or helping with fundraising. It can also be by being part of the Executive Committee. all electrics, full service neg, PH Scott 0421 226 257 In the school library. history, superb to drive, call FORD COURIER UTE 2001 – YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR P&C NEEDS YOU! Come meet and chat to new andWeold appreciate the fact that youAaron may not 0407991783 be able to dedicate much time to helping, but (4x2) – write off wreck for sale every little bit helps. Even if it means blowing up a few balloons for a school disco or P&C members over a glass of wine turning aat snag at a sausage sizzle, we really appreciate help. BUS, Scania 92theApollo luxury – great for parts. Aluminium tray in excellent condition plus coach, 36ft people 42 seater, This form gives us a data bank of resourceful who we toilet, can call TV, upon to help 6:30pm. with various activities throughout the year. We don’t expect you to be available each AC $31000 Perth 0411647016 loads more. $500.00 ONOtime, but hopefully we will have enough people to help so that we don’t have the AGM starts at 7pm same people do all the work. Share the load. 0413429157 New members needed and welcome! Peg’s Creek Primary School is one of the smallest schools in Karratha yet we have the HOLDEN Commodore biggest community spirit. We want our children to be proud to attend Peg’s Creek, and we want the parents and carers to be active participants of the school. The P&C raise Executive VZ 2006 funds for the school so it can be equipped with the best equipment and resources that 126,000kms - full service otherwise it would not be able to have if it solely relied on government funding. The resumes P&C also provide vital services to the school in the form of the canteen/catering, history - family car - brand uniform/bookshop and the laminating service. We are part of the School Council and we have a Road Safety Committee which has a primary aim of ‘road safety’. I am sure new tyres - tinted windows. there is something you can do to help, even if it is pure inspiration. We are always looking at ways we can improve. $12,000 ono. Ph Ryan 0419 041 443 Please complete the attached form and tell us a little about yourself. Your help and assistance is appreciated. The more people we have joining and helping the better our school will be for our children. 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WELCOME LOTTERIES HOUSE 7Solicitor MORSE COURT PCLS Ms Ellie Gan will be visit conducting For the latest news, oura website:, four part series of FREE legal information seminars or search ‘Pilbara Echo’ onto the Facebook. KARRATHA WA 6714 providing an overview on matters relevant

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By Janine Wain The Karratha Amateur Swimming Club commenced the second part of its swimming season with a coaching session from Swim WA’s Performance and Development Coach, Terry Lalor. Lalor has been involved with swimming both as a coach and swimmer for the past 20 years. He represented Australia at many international meets before retiring and pursuing his coaching career. The coaching clinic focused on improving all stroke techniques, with a particular emphasis on breaststroke. The clinic was followed up with our first club night of the season, where once again some fabulous personal best times were achieved. The Bushby family stole the show, dominating the pool with their improvements. With one family member unwell on the night, only four of the family members were competing. However, they dominated the improvements, smashing a combined 40 seconds off their previous times. Abbygail slashed her 50m freestyle time by

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of sight and I think we will have absolutely no dramas in finishing the race in a reasonable time which at this stage is all we are aiming for. “Depending on the conditions, and we are praying that it wont be too choppy, I think we should be able to finish around the six hour mark.”

23 points (Bob is waiting for his official handicap - watch this space, you are sure to see his name again). On the front nine, Tony ‘Coops’ Cooper came first, Ben Tawhiti in second and Steve Oliver in third. For the back nine, Mark ‘Paddo’ Paterson came first, Alan Lanin in second and Chris Witt in third. John Magerl and Ben Tawhiti got the longest drives and nearest to pin were Steve Oliver and

Alan Lannin. Last weekend’s golf events was sponsored by Home Hardware and supported by representatives Jeremy and Mick who returned to hole 19 with big grins. For more information of competitions or social golfing sessions please call the Clubhouse on 9185 1045, or speak to the Mens Captain, Michael Pennings on 0400 662 919 or Ladies Captain, Gina Hipworth on 0407981479.

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Anouska Angrove is heading to Rottnest next weekend to compete in the 2012 Rottnest Channel Swim in a family team of four. The race departs from Cottesloe Beach and finishes at Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island, equaling 20km. Angrove’s team comprises her older sister, two younger brothers and herself. “We will all be swimming for approximately 10 minutes at a time then tagging the next swimmer,” she said. “My brother-in-law will be paddling along side us to help us to swim in the right direction and also keep an eye out for sharks.” Angrove has competed in many triathlon events as a swimmer in the pool and the ocean, and has completed the Rottnest Swim Thru, which is a jetty-to-jetty, but nothing as far as this. “My brothers, sister and I come from avid swimming and waterpolo backgrounds and we have been talking about doing

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By V Swans regional development manager Clint Degebrodt Motivated and talented underage players are working through a strong preseason in searing heat to prepare themselves for both the West Pilbara Junior Football Association’s coming season and the V Swan’s Talent Academy program. It started with a few keen kids having an early run down at Bulgara in excitement of the coming footy season but it has quickly grown to a full training session with AFL warm ups, cutting-edge ball work and core sessions sure to make the most disciplined gym junkie flinch. The V Swans teams in the 2011 North West

Championships felt they were a little lacking in strength and touch and they have set themselves to be ready and waiting to go, and given the carnival is in October, the boys will be certainly ready. The sessions, which begin at 4pm and finish at 5pm, involve a dynamic warm up, sprint technique followed by skills and finished with core work. Core strength will be a huge focus for V Swans Academy members in 2012 as increased core strength reduces that likelihood of injury. Core work in footy terms is referred to as ‘body insurance’ and the players have taken to it with great enthusiasm. The V Swans Academy program will officially kick off in late March with an induction camp and for the first time there will be a training hub in

• Players not afraid of the heat each Pilbara Shire. These hubs are proposed to meet in Port Hedland during April and if this happens it will bring a new area for youth football development in the area with more kids exposed to representative footy, more often. It is planned that this will lead to stronger more knowledgeable players that will be ready made for the rigors of the NPFL as well as represent the Pilbara in the WA North AFL 16s side and hopefully start a landslide of Pilbara players entering the WAFL and AFL systems.

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In round 11 of the Karratha Basketball Association, the Hawks defeated Heat 45-26 and the Coral Trouts defeated the Savannah Tigers 27-26 in Men’s A Grade. In Men’s B Grade, the Filkats defeated

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“She’s an excellent resource for the Shire and greater Pilbara, we were pleased to have a person of her calibre here,” he said.

The ‘One Stop Sports Shops’ held at Council Chambers last Monday and Tuesday night, were a great success.

Club Development Officer with the Shire of Roebourne Sam King was delighted with the partnership between the Shire, DSR and the V Swans program.

The sports medicine ‘Strap and Wrap’ course attended by representatives from Rugby League, AFL, Triathlons among a variety of representatives proved particularly popular. The Department of Sport and Recreation and the V Swans brought Sports Medicine Australia Manager of Education Dana Pimley to Karratha to give the sporting community access to professional learning opportunities.

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DSR Pilbara Manager Kane Benson said Dana works for Sports Med, works in the WAFL system, has about five degrees and works in the fitness and conditioning team at Fremantle.

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• 17-year-old Caitlin Cooper • During one of the performances

• During Dan Clift’s burnout in round one

First Skid Saturday complete By Chantelle Dalgarno

• Jose had to pull out after the first round

• One of the Skid Sisters during round one


PRE SEASON HAS BEGUN Karratha Roosters pre-season has begun, all old and new members welcome. Training starts 6.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays at Millers Well Oval. For more information call Dallas on 0417924532.

Last Saturday night, the Nickol Bay Speedway Club hosted the first of the Skid Saturday Series events for 2012 to a crowd in excess of 500 people. The competition on the pad was stiff, with only three of the 10 competitors having to bow out of the final, due to mechanical problems. Regular competitor, Russell Casey, bowed out due to tyre-issues after two successful rounds, Club Vice-President, Joss Eygenraam had a bit of a flame show at the end of his first round, leading to some electrical problems (problems do tend to occur when you melt the wiring), and Club President, Luke “Lucky” Kealley... well... he yet again demolished MORE of his car by destroying his rear uni-joint and blowing his gearbox & starter-motor to pieces within the first 15 seconds of the first round (having spent most of the week leading up to the event rebuilding his drive-line after last event’s fire-works). “We won’t tell you what his missus just said” the commentator, Brett, remarked over the PA when they were told of the extent of the damage. A surprise contender turned out to be Karratha Smash Repairs’ own Caitlin Couper, a 17 year old Street-stocks and Ladies’ Division driver from Nickol Bay Speedway who put on quite the show for the crowd before having to bow out halfway through the finals due to mechanical problems.

Missing out on a top-three place by only a few points, Caitlin certainly proved a point - anyone can compete, no matter what your age, gender or experience! First place went to first-time competitor Brad “Thommo” Thompson. Thommo certainly couldn’t keep up his poker face as he let out several whoops of joy upon learning that he had taken out the first prize. He held off the spirited enthusiasm long enough to thank his sponsors and supporters, Rhamp Mechanical and United Oil, Danny Eygenraam, and Matt from Komatsu for their work on his Holden VP Commodore, and even threw in a big shout-out to Nickol Bay Speedway and their sponsors for hosting the event and for the extensions of the burn-out pad. Second place went to regular competitor, Dan Clift, who you’ll all remember by his car’s distinctive “dandan-dan” song, and third place went to a first-time competitor, Paul Rowe from Pilbara Bricklayers. Club President, “Lucky” would like to thank all of the individual cars’ sponsors for helping create such a magnificent field of competition, Rhamp Mechanical and United Oils for sponsoring the prizes for the winner and runners-up and also all of the club members who volunteered their time to work in the canteen, bar, pits, in-field and assist with the preparations to put on such

a great night, the guest judges from Pilbara Echo, Pilbara News and GWN, the sponsors of Nickol Bay Speedway, all of the spectators who came along to show their support, and a special shoutout to Mr and Mrs Eygenraam (Joss and Danny’s parents) who worked on the entry gate all night! Many of you would have noticed that last night’s pad was a tad bigger than last year. Okay, maybe “tad” is understating it a bit... more like 33% bigger! This is thanks to a wonderful collection of local businesses who donated their time, efforts and products to add another three metres of length and width to the pad: Mobile Concrete Solutions - for donating fourteen cubic metres of concrete, Concrete Logistics - for donating five cubic metres of concrete, and finally, Rob’s Concreting and Pilbara Bricklayers for all of their work on building the new pad extension! Great work guys! The next Skid Saturday will be April 14th with the first Club Race Meet for the 2012 Season following on April 28. For more information on upcoming events, promotions and, shortly, profiles for club drivers and riders, don’t forget to check out www.nickolbayspeedway. com

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