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The Department of Environment and Conservation received a report that a 2.5 metre crocodile was sighted at Pretty Pool in Port Hedland on Monday morning.

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By Tamara Binamat FESA and the Bureau of Meteorology held a series of public meetings in the Pilbara region ahead of the Wet Season this week. The start of the awareness tour in the Pilbara follows the release by BoM of the official tropical cyclone outlook for 2012-13 that forecasts a likelihood of around two coastal crossings, including a significant risk of at least one severe impact during the season. Andrew Burton from the severe weather section at BoM predicts this cyclone season will see an average number of tropical cyclones develop off the coast, but where they might cross is unpredictable. “We don’t know if you’re going to cop a big hit this year, so everyone should get ready,” said Burton. An average number of cyclones off the North West coast is around five per season, usually with two impacts, one of those severe. Cyclone season is officially from November until March, with the first cyclone impact usually around Christmas time. The Pilbara falls in “cyclone alley” which BoM calls the stretch of coast between Broome and Exmouth. “It is by far the most cyclone prone area in the southern hemisphere, it really is a high cyclone risk area,” said Burton. FESA Pilbara District Officer Jim Cahill said the aim of the tour was to educate people about what to expect and how to prepare for the upcoming season. Prepare your cyclone plan by educating yourself about the alert levels and maintain your emergency kit. “You need enough food and water for the number of people in the house for four days,” said Cahill.


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“You can get the information from the Bureau [of Meteorology] website and from the FESA website,” said Cahill. “It’s freely available, you can look up all the brochures and they’ll tell you what you need to do.” Cameron said it’s important to get smart about cyclones. “Being smart is looking for knowledge about cyclones because you live in a cyclone prone area,” he said. ”You need to take the actions and then recover from cyclones.” After a cyclone there are recovery committees to help the community and businesses. If you’ve been impacted by a cyclone report the damage to the State Emergency Service and be wary of fallen lines and consequential weather.

Man in serious condition after road-train write-off By Tamara Binamat A road-train pulling two trailers along Karijini Drive, 80 kilometres east of Tom Price, veered 70 metres off the road into bushland on Monday October 14, injuring the driver and writing off the prime-mover. Police were called out at 4am Monday morning when a truck driver travelling in the same convoy reported the accident. The truck was carrying 20 tonnes of weight. • Karijini Drive

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Pilbara artists did themselves proud with another record-breaking year for the 7th annual Colours of our Country exhibition held in Perth.

It is estimated about 5,000 people saw the 2012 exhibition, which was displayed in the foyer of Perth’s Central Park building.

The popular exhibition closed its doors late last month with eighty per cent of the 270 paintings, plates and artefacts being sold and generating more than $222,000, which will go back to artists, their art groups and communities.

The Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia, opened this year’s exhibition, which was also attended by award winning and nationally recognised Pilbara Aboriginal artists. Additionally, in recognition of the strong relationship between the Pilbara and China, artists from Colours of our Country and the Two Generations - 20 years of Chinese Contemporary Art

This year, the exhibition also passed the tally of 1,000 pieces of artwork sold and more than $1 million in sales since its inception in 2006.

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Outstanding success stories from WY employment program By Tamara Binamat

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Roebourne’s WY program has started again for 20122014 after a successful run in 2010-2012.

“Its great to have this support so they’re not just chucked into something and forgotten about,” she said.

The WY Program run by the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation aims to provide individual needs based training and employment for local Aboriginal people.

“Guys might get a job, then all of a sudden they’re forgotten about and they don’t get the support.

The program operates as a 24-month traineeship giving work place experience and training opportunities. Georgia Mills, WY program manager, said that interested trainees should enquire about the program and seek work in a field of their choice. “Then they can be in the program for up to two years, but the hope is that they’ll soon be employed by their host employers,” Georgia said. Funded by the North West Shelf Venture and Woodside, the WY program is managed by the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation and supports 10 trainees for a maximum of two years. Ms Mills said the flexibility and support WY gives trainees is critical to helping them transition to

“It’s helping from the very start getting everything ready in that two years to be able to then go off by themselves.”

The WY trainees have achieved success in a range of industries, including higher education study and the fields of mechanics, Indigenous healthcare, childcare, education, business and hospitality. Preston Snook and Dominic Munda of Roebourne are current trainees with the WY Program, working at Moxham Motors under the mentorship of Brian Dobreskobic.

Karratha man caught with sawfish sword, kicks officer in head By Tamara Binamat Karratha Police were called to a disturbance on Stewart court in Millars Well after a member of the public noticed a man behaving irrationally and wielding a “sword”. A police spokesperson said that when police arrived around 10:30pm, the man in question was at the end of the street shouting and swearing. Police said the 32-year-old Karratha man was uncooperative. The man was arrested for disorderly behaviour but struggled violently to escape, kicking a constable to the head in the process. Located in the front yard of the Stewart court address was a sawfish saw measuring 45 centimetres with a handle screwed to one end. The man was placed in custody with bail refused. The offender is charged with assaulting a public officer, obstructing police and disorderly behaviour. The sawfish sword was seized by police.

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More than 220 women from Roebourne and surrounding areas gathered last week to attend the annual women’s dinner hosted by Roebourne’s traditional women owners of the land, making it the largest attendance in the event’s five-year history. The theme for the dinner was Mangabura Gumagarrigu, which means “strong beautiful women gathering” in Ngarluma language. The venue was decorated in pink and sliver showing support for women with breast cancer. The mistress of ceremonies was Narelda Jacobs, senior Aboriginal newsreader and television personality, who not only handled duties on the microphone but also participated in the fashion show by a local designer. Rio Tinto Ports general manager Marnie Finlayson said the event was extremely successful and a positive experience. “The Roebourne women’s dinner is an event everyone looks forward to and is a great opportunity to

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Bringing public art to life in Wickham Recent artists in residence Sohan Ariel Hayes and Carol Igglesden returned to Wickham on Friday, October 19, to showcase their public art findings to the community. The showcase was part of a project funded by Rio Tinto and coordinated by Archipelago Arts that aims to celebrate the identity of Wickham by exploring possibilities for public art in the town. Colette McEntee, Archipelago Arts Director said public art can reflect the identity of a community. “Our challenge with this project was to use creative and interesting ways to find out how Wickham sees itself,” Ms McEntee said. “We will then hold a metaphorical mirror up to the community in a modern, groundbreaking way which we hope will interest and inspire the town of Wickham. “Public art can be so many things to so many people. “Public art with integrity responds to its surroundings in a unique way. “My team and I are very excited about working with Rio Tinto in the future to turn these ideas into artworks which we hope the community will love.” During their recent ten-day residency, artists Mr Hayes and Ms Igglesden chatted to the community about what public art means to them and what shape it might take in Wickham. Mr Hayes and Ms Igglesden also worked with community members to create a series of artworks, photographs and interviews. The community was able to see themselves, their creations and ideas projected onto the surface of the town’s water tank in a unique multimedia experience. The event also featured animation, live sand drawing, screenings of Big hART’s comic and short films by Weeriana Street Media.

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• Wickham, What have you found event Mr Hayes and Ms Igglesden found that a strong aspect of Wickham’s identity was the community’s love of sports. This has also been reflected in Wickham’s recent wave of sporting success and the opening of the Wickham Recreation Precinct. A number of sporting groups took part in the public art workshops including martial arts, cricket, motoX and tee ball, which made for some great images for the event. Other topics that people love about Wickham is the lifestyle and the beautiful landscape, with artworks featuring fish, spinifex, flowers, stairway to the moon and sunsets being created. “We are treated to the most beautiful natural light in the Pilbara,” Ms McEntee reflected. “I would love to find more and more ways of using light and light displays in the region to highlight what we love or perhaps to encourage us to look at existing things in a new way. “In turning the water tank into a surface for projections, an ordinary and familiar piece of infrastructure becomes art which is very exciting.”



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Finbar allocates $20,000 for community grants Finbar, the developer behind the Pelago apartment blocks in Karratha, today the announced the recipients of its inaugural Community Chest initiative in the Roebourne Shire. The annual programme, which offered an initial fund of $10,000, was open to not for profit sporting, cultural, youth and community groups, with the aim of fostering events, facilities and services for local residents. Mr




Director for Finbar, said ten applicants had applied for the community grants, requesting a total of $60,000. “While we had originally set a limit of $10,000 we in fact doubled the allocated funds, due to the calibre of applications,” Mr Pateman said. “Friends of St Luke’s in fact was the largest recipient of close to $10,000, which was required to purchase microphones and curtains for the Performing Arts Centre.

“In particular we supported those groups that had shown initiative in raising part of the funds themselves and which also offered long term benefits to the local community. “We were delighted by the response in 2012 and look forward to supporting the community again in 2013.” Finbar also granted donations to other applicants in the region. These included the Karratha Community House for their School

Readiness Programme, the Pilbara Wildlife Carer’s Association for the purchase of three habitat boxes to keep injured animals safe and Pegs Creek Primary to set up a curriculum based on the North West’s history. In addition, Finbar assisted the Burrup Mountain Bike Club purchase additional bikes that can be loaned to new members and granted a sum to the Shire of Roebourne for the Future Clubs Community Sport Awards.



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Light the Night at Twilight The Light the Night at Twilight event was held at Dampier Palms last week in conjunction with the Shire of Roebourne’s Twilight Tunes concert to raise funds for a worthy cause with a stunning backdrop and community spirit. The Shire of Roebourne hosted the Light the Night walk to raise funds for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma research. Light the Night kicked off at 5pm

under the palms in Dampier. The walk started at 6.45pm with a huge trail of people making their way around Hampton Oval and along the beach before returning to the palms to enjoy the rest of the live entertainment. The evening wrapped up around 8.30pm. Roebourne Shire President Fiona White-Hartig said more than 500 members of the community turned up, making it one of the biggest Twilight Tunes ever. “Based on the huge turnout we had



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Exmouth’s fire-fighters looking for old cars By Ben Leahy Exmouth’s volunteer fire brigade are this week asking local residents and businesses to donate unused cars and vehicle wrecks.

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It is not that the fire-fighters have overnight changed professions to become car wreckers, but rather that they are looking to raise money and practice rescuing victims from vehicle crashes. Rio Tinto will pay the volunteer brigade for each car they source, with most of the wrecks to be used at the mining company’s tenth annual emergency response training weekend in Exmouth on October 26-27.

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[in the competition], but we were happy with what we achieved,” Neil said.

In Rio Tinto’s emergency response weekend, mine rescue teams from across the region will compete in up to 10 different scenarios.

“Now we’re keen to do it again next year in Canberra and [Rio’s event] can be part of the build up for the training for that.

“Held in a kind of big bull pen on the local oval, the scenarios include vehicle rescue, hot fire training, road rescue, first aid and more,” Neil said.

Neil also said the brigade manages to salvage about half of the vehicles from Rio’s emergency response weekend so that they can use them for their training later on.

“They have an hour to do each drill before being judged on it. “For each activity that they do, the judges award a first, second and third place to the mining teams until they end up with an overall winner for the whole competition.”

He said volunteering for the brigade was a time-consuming but rewarding experience.

Neil said the Exmouth brigade hope to take part in the vehicle rescue category as preparation for the Australian Road Rescue Organisation’s 2013 Road Rescue Challenge.

They train every Monday, practicing skills like vehicle and fire rescue and using equipment such as breathing apparatus. And if you think cutting open and breaking cars apart is loads of fun– well, it is.

ARRO is the peak body in Australia for knowledge and skills in road rescue, and its Road Rescue Challenge is open to professional and volunteer emergency services from across Australia, with Exmouth’s brigade entering for the first time this year.

Until, you are faced with the sobering reality of a real car crash that is. “When you have to put [these skills] to use for real, then it isn’t as much fun as it looks,” Neil said.

“We battled as a volunteer organisation and being the first time

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Pannawonica is more famous for dusty rodeos and mining operations than catwalks, but that is not stopping budding model LaToya Phillips from dreaming big. By this Saturday October 20, the Pannawonica resident should know if she is the first girl into the 2013 Miss Universe WA competition. It all depends on whether listeners of Perth radio station 92.9 vote her as their favourite model from a list of girls who posted their photos on the station’s website. La-Toya is not sure if she will pick up enough votes, but the Yamaji girl hopes to make it through to set an example for other Indigenous girls. “I want to reach a world stage so that everyone else can see what we are doing in such a small community and to help other young Indigenous girls to find their confidence,” La-Toya said. For the 19-year-old, modelling and beauty pageants are not outdated or frivolous activities, rather great ways to build self-esteem. Her journey into modelling began after reluctantly agreeing last year to model for a friend studying photography in her final year of high school. “Once I had done that photo with my friend, I was like, ‘Wow, that was a fun experience’,” LaToya said. “I thought, ‘Maybe I should try and see what future could come from this’, because my family have always been saying to me and my sisters, ‘You guys should get into modelling’. “But I had never been that type of girl. I had always been sitting back and shy.” Shy or not, modelling opportunities soon came knocking on La-Toya’s door. A Broome photographer spotted her photos and organised

a professional shoot for innovative Indigenous swimwear line, Kooey. The same photographer also suggested La-Toya take part in the Pilbara Girl beauty pageant for Indigenous girls, with La-Toya eventually finishing second runnerup in 2011. La-Toya credits Pilbara Girl with transforming her confidence. Not only did the girls march up and down catwalks in towns like Karratha, Port Hedland and Roebourne, but they completed professional photo shoots and were put through workshops that included grooming tips and public speaking. “A lot of Indigenous girls are not confident within themselves,” La-Toya said. “They are always shy – that is how I used to be until I actually went into Pilbara Girl.” One of La-Toya’s motivations for entering Miss Universe WA is to bring greater publicity to Pilbara Girl and the great work the competition is doing. But she also sees Miss Universe WA as a great opportunity to learn more. Miss Universe WA accepts 60 registrations each year and spends up to six months training the girls in workshops for public speaking and media engagement. However, with fierce competition in radio 92.9’s Miss Universe competition, La-Toya said she will not be put off her dreams if she misses out on the winning spot. She will keep travelling to Perth for part-time modelling assignments with the aim of eventually becoming a full-time model next year. Until then, however, she might have to make do with the best facilities Pannawonica can offer. “I normally practice my catwalk modelling up and down the hallway,” she said.



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Infrastructure Works Project Update
















Current works, road closures and traffic management Warambie Road continues to be closed between Sharpe Avenue and Sherlock Crescent while resurfacing and realigning of the road is underway. Detour is in place via Sherlock onto Sharpe Avenue. Pedestrian access provided on Sherlock Crescent. Businesses located on Crane Circle can be accessed via Sharpe Avenue extension; between the Pelago Apartment Buildings. Pedestrian access to Crane Circle around Pelago Apartments. Temporary roundabout at Warambie Road and Sharpe Avenue remains. Local traffic only on Harwood Way from Crane Circle for Pilbara Toyota and Pelago car park access; on-street car parks on Harwood Way are now complete. It is expected that access to Harwood Way via Warambie Road will be open shortly. The intersection on Warambie Road and Sharpe Avenue (on the corner near the Karratha Vet) will remain closed until final works are complete. Caltex Woolworths remains open and can be accessed via Macroy Street and Mallina Street. Traffic management is in place for Sharpe Avenue for installation of sewer. Works continue south along Sharpe Avenue.

“One of La-Toya’s motivations for entering Miss Universe WA is to bring greater publicity to Pilbara Girl and the great work the competition is doing.”

All traffic has been directed to the western side.

Pedestrian traffic from Centro Shopping Centre to Karratha Village to be re-directed north to roundabout crossing. Temporary car park behind the Karratha Aquatic Centre is now open to the general public. Patrons are encouraged to use this car park when visiting the Aquatic Centre, as parking on Sharpe Avenue in front of the pool remains closed. In the coming weeks works will begin on the southern side of Warambie Road between the Pelago East building and the Best Western Hotel. All traffic will be directed to the northern side. All construction traffic associated with works on Pelago East will now be using Jewel Lane. This road remains closed to general traffic. For the safety of pedestrians and motorists the speed limit has temporarily has been reduced to 20kms per hour so please follow the detour signs, reduce your speed and drive safely. Businesses surrounding the works are trading as normal and access is being maintained at all times during the works. Your patience and understanding throughout the works is appreciated. For further information visit or contact: LandCorp Regional Manager Pilbara, Jacinta Harvey on 0429 770 119 or; or Downer Community Liaison Officer, Leigh Davies on 0467 773 778.

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On-street car parking has been removed from Sharpe Avenue on the western side to allow for traffic movements.

Access to Centro Shopping Centre car park will be closed for a short period of time.


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Young authors at the Karratha Library The Kid Zone at the Karratha Library was bursting with school holiday activities this October break and in the second week, kids learnt how to become a published author. collage material.

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Who wants to be a Port Hedland councillor? It sounds like the latest idea for a reality television show, yet Port Hedland residents will be hoping for a little less drama than in an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. It is the Town of Port Hedland’s How to be a Councillor information Session to be held this Tuesday October 23. Town of Port Hedland governance officer Ayden Férdeline said the night will provide potential candidates with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of an Elected Member and outline the voting and election process. “Being a local councillor involves a lot of work,” Mr Férdeline said. “[But] it can be a highly rewarding experience for those who enjoy dealing with people from all walks of life, and like being involved in decisions affecting their local community.”

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The information night is being held ahead of an extraordinary election called to replace councillor Stan Martin, who resigned from the town’s council after stating that he was disillusioned with the direction it was taking.

The Town of Port Hedland strongly encourages anyone wishing to nominate for the elections to attend the information night. Speakers will include Mayor Kelly Howlett and representatives of the Western Australian Electoral Commission. Mayor Howlett is expected to talk about what inspired her to become a councillor, what her current role entails and the challenges she faces. Mayor Howlett also said that being a councillor is a chance to assume a leadership role in the community. “Port Hedland has experienced an amazing period of growth, which has been steered by the Town of Port Hedland council and key stakeholders.”

Science stars There is no rest for the wicked – or the young science enthusiasts among us. Spare a thought for science students from St Luke’s College, who spent every day of their schools holidays revising for their upcoming chemistry and physics exams.

They did have one small treat on the last day, starting with a working breakfast at Jamaica Blue cafe before heading on to school to study. Don’t you miss school?

“It is a role which should not be taken lightly and has an important bearing on the future direction of our Town as we transform into Pilbara’s Port City.” Governance officer Ayden Férdeline added that ideal candidates serve on the council for noble purposes.

Anybody wishing to stand for the elections must be over 18-years of age, be registered on the State electoral roll and not served a prison sentence longer than two-years.

With the role paying an honorarium of just $2,600 per quarter, excluding allowances, they won’t be earning as much as Kim Kardashian anytime soon.

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• Lynette Jackson with Rachel Jordan and Laura Dick - Photo courtesy of Shire of Roebourne

“The role of being a councillor has evolved from being a local community spokesperson to being a community leader in issues which affect the Pilbara region as a whole, such as major infrastructure, economic diversity and community sustainability,” she said.

The election will be held on December 15 and Town of Port Hedland residents will be able to vote in person or by postal ballot.

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I’m proud to have George Levissianos as our Liberal candidate for Pilbara. His strong connections to the community means he is the ideal person to represent his region. George wants to be a part of the Liberal team which has invested in regional Western Australia. Colin Barnett MLA Premier of Western Australia



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Temporary interruption to the water supply in Point Samson for essential works

lessen the impact on residents, works will take place between 12am and 4am. Water Corporation North West Regional Manager, Peter McAllister, said some residents might notice a fluctuation in water pressure in the hours leading up to and immediately following the shutdown. Water





supply resumes, however this should dissipate quickly. “I



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time of essential water supply works,” said Mr McAllister. The Corporation encourages customers to manage their own water needs during the supply interruption. People with special water requirements are urged to contact the Corporation on 13 13 75, well in advance, to discuss their water needs.

• Point Samson residents will be without water for a short period on Tuesday

Wildlife watch:

Blue-winged Kookaburra The Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) is a large species of kingfisher native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea. Measuring around 40 centimetres it is slightly smaller than the more familiar Laughing Kookaburra, and weighs 260 to 330 grams. Compared to the related Laughing Kookaburra, it lacks a dark mask, has more blue in the wing, and striking white eyes. It has a heavier bill than its larger relative. The head and underparts are cream-coloured with brownish streaks. It has cream-coloured upper front while the underparts are barred with brownish markings. It has blue wings and brown shoulders. It is sexually dimorphic, with a vibrant blue tail in the male, and a rufous tail with blackish bars in the female. Immature birds have more prominent brown bars and marks in their plumage, giving a ‘dirty’ appearance and their eyes are predominantly brown for the first two years of life. Their call has been described as a maniacal cackling or barking. The Blue-winged Kookaburra was first collected by Sir Joseph Banks in 1770, but was initially overlooked and confused with the Laughing Kookaburra, until finally described in 1826, with its specific name commemorating the British zoologist William Elford Leach. It is one of four members of the genus Dacelo which are commonly known as kookaburras. Alternative common names include Barking or Howling Jackass, or Leach’s Kookaburra. The number of subspecies is unclear, with four recognised by

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lizards and frogs make up a higher proportion of their diet, while they eat arthropods such as crayfish, scorpions, spiders, fish, earthworms, small birds and rodents at other times. They have also been recorded waiting for and snatching insects flushed out by bushfires. The Blue-winged Kookaburra is a cooperative breeder; a group being made up of a breeding pair and one or more helper birds that help raise the young. Breeding occurs once a year in late spring. The nest is a hollow high up in a tree, often 25 metres or so above the ground. Three or four white, slightly shiny eggs measuring 44 x 35 millimetres or a little larger are laid. The female incubates the eggs for around 26 days, and nestlings spend another 36 days in the nest before fledging. Chicks are born pink and blind and break their way out of the egg with an egg tooth on the bill. Feathers appear by seven days and their eyes open from the tenth day. Kookaburra babies are often highly aggressive in the first week of life, and the older chicks often kill the youngest chick during this period. Once fledged, juvenile birds need to be taught how to hunt by their parents for a further 6–10 weeks before they can properly fend for themselves. The Red Goshawk and Rufous Owl prey upon Blue-winged Kookaburra. Adult birds are slow flyers and vulnerable to being hit by cars on country roads. Nests are susceptible to raids by Olive Pythons, quolls and goannas.

Following the completion of Stage 1 civil works (120ha creating 41 lots), we are commencing the civil works for stages 2, 3 and 4 which will provide an additional 42 lots in a range of sizes from 2,000sqm to 6ha, some of which will benefit from direct frontage to Dampier Highway. So far we have released a total of 160ha at the 260ha estate, and already 32 companies are set to call Gap Ridge home including Toll, Monadelphous, Centurion, KTEQ Rentals and Coates. This equates to approximately 60,000sqm of new office and warehouse accommodation.

NEW ADDITION TO GAP RIDGE SALES TEAM We welcome our new sales agent to the team - Leigh Anderson of Crawford Realty in Karratha will be joining our Perth based sales agent, Warick Irving from CBRE.

LAND NOW SELLING Stage 4 lots have recently been released for sale and range from 3,600sqm to 1.3ha, they are priced from $974,000 (GST inclusive) and are ready for occupation by 2013 in the light industrial precinct. These lots all benefit from direct exposure to Dampier Highway. Stage 3 lots are available for sale and range from 4 to 6ha and are priced from $5.7M (GST inclusive). These lots will be ready for occupation in mid 2013 in the general industrial precinct. Fully constructed lots are still available in Stage 1 sized from 3,897sqm to 1.13ha and priced from $1.12M to $2.35M (GST inclusive). These are ready for immediate occupation. For more information about what’s available at Gap Ridge contact the sales agents: Leigh Anderson at Crawford Realty Karratha on 0427 568 010 or Warick Irving at CBRE on 0413 863 335

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most authorities although others have proposed the three Australian subspecies gradually change across Australia and should be treated as one. D. leachii cliftoni is found in the Pilbara and Hamersley regions of North West Australia. The Blue-winged Kookaburra has a distribution from southern New Guinea and the moister parts of northern Australia, to the vicinity of Brisbane in southern Queensland across the Top End, and as far down the Western Australian coast as the Shark Bay area. Widespread and common throughout its large range, the Bluewinged Kookaburra is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Blue-winged Kookaburra hunts and eats a great variety of animals that live on or close to the ground. In the summer wet season, insects,

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The Naturalist’ Corner: spotting local birds By Jenny Fox Last weekend I (along with many others) attended a two-day bird watching event sponsored by Rio Tinto in conjunction with Birdlife Australia. It was similar to the one held recently at Pannawonica and for those of us with an interest in birds it was an event not to be missed. The first day was held at Dampier Salt where we attended a small presentation by the guides before travelling by bus to the ponds where we were on the lookout for the different shore birds, some of which migrate from the northern hemisphere. Some of the ponds provide an important food source and enable the birds to fatten for their return journey north. The volunteers from Birdlife were very approachable and well informed and provided us all with the use of binoculars.

They had a couple of telescopes as well, which gave us a very up close and personal look at some of the species. When we retired for lunch we had sighted 49 different species of birds, quite an amazing feat we all thought. The following day we travelled to the Maitland River (Mairee pool) to spend the morning gazing among the trees and rushes looking for different species yet again. At the beginning, we all had to write down how many species we thought we would see that morning as this would be compared with what we actually did see and a prize would be given to person with the nearest number. That person was Nigel Pilgrim, who guessed 58, and the prize was a Simpson & Day field guide to birds of Australia. This time around we saw 57 different species and the

highlight was watching a pair of whistling kite chicks being fed by their parents and a family of Babblers that none of the group knew existed in the Pilbara. We saw royal spoonbills, ducks, egrets, swamp hens, painted finches, star finches, darters, cormorants, kingfishers, bee-eaters, different species of grebes (the list goes on) and one very large sand goanna. Thankfully not one snake was seen. The environment officers that arranged the event did a fantastic job, so too did the Birdlife volunteers who gave up their day jobs to head north and share their knowledge with all who attended. Birdlife Australia is interested in starting up a branch in the Pilbara so any other bird enthusiasts should keep an eye on this space or visit


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“If you look at tourism, most of the top tourism centres in Australia are on the coast, and they are normally on beaches.”

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Australian coast.

If you are planning on a beach holiday, then you might want to check out new book, the 101 Best Australian Beaches – a book co-authored by Professor Andy Short, the father of Port Hedland resident Pip Short.

“It is a big area, and we need to know a lot about it because it is a very dynamic section of our coast,” Professor Short said.

But sadly, while the Kimberly 80 Mile Beach and Shark Bay’s Shell Beach make the list of the top 101 beaches, the Pilbara missed out – but only just according to Professor Short.

“Our beaches are also a major natural resource.

“Our list has 16 beaches in Western Australia spread around the coast but we overlooked your area,” Professor Short said.

Professor Short promised readers that along with gorgeous pictures, the 101 Best Australian Beaches will also answer a number of surprising questions such as which beaches have the biggest waves and where is the world’s biggest sand dune?

“Turquoise Bay and Exmouth was in our long list but somehow it dropped off our short list. “That was a bit remiss of us, and if we do a second edition we’ve got to put an Exmouth beach in there. “There are some beautiful beaches down that Exmouth coast – the whole system of reefs is beautiful. As a marine scientist specialising in beach morphodynamics, Professor Short began to seriously tour the nation’s beaches in the 1980s when he teamed up with Surf Life Saving Australia to create a safety rating for each stretch of sand in the country. By 2004 he had completed the project, in the process visiting each of the more than 11,000 beaches in the nation. Daughter Pip Short still remembers taking six-months off school to accompany her dad. “I am probably Australia’s third biggest expert on beaches after my dad and mum,” Pip joked. “It was a great trip,” Professor Short added. “We had three kids in the back of a car and a caravan, and we essentially circumnavigated the continent looking at all the beaches along the way.

• Echo Beach near Broome

Looking for Australia’s best beach? “The sand is very mobile and can erode, so half our coast is prone to constant changes.

“If you look at tourism, most of the top tourism centres in Australia are on the coast, and they are normally on beaches.

• Shell Beach Shark Bay

• Cape Peron in Shark Bay

But one of the most surprising facts is that only 20 per cent of Australia’s beaches can be reached in a 2WD car. Additionally, another 30 per cent can only be reached by 4WD, while the remaining 50 per cent cannot be reached by a landbased vehicle at all. “Especially in WA along the Pilbara coast, the beaches are very hard to get to and that means a lot of them are in an environmentally pristine state,” Professor Short said. He added that this makes the beaches important habitats for animals like crabs, nesting birds and turtle populations, especially around Port Hedland. And when it comes to including a Pilbara beach in future top 101 lists, Professor Short said he is open to feedback from disappointed local residents. He also said that he and his coauthor are working with Tourism Australia to promote the nation’s beaches, an initiative that will include offering accreditation to towns with the best strips of sand.

According to Professor Short, beaches are worth studying because they cover half of the

“So if you make the best in Australia you are among the best in the world.”

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“The kids loved getting out of school and going to the beach every day.

“Not only are these the best beaches in Australia, but in the book we claim that we have the best beaches in the world,” Professor Short said.

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Ms Duncan said the facility was part of the Royalties for Regions – Regional Youth Justice Strategy, a $43 million funding commitment toward establishing youth justice services in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. “The Royalties for Regions funding has supported the expansion of a successful multidisciplinary Regional Youth Justice Service developed by the Department of Corrective Services, which is already operational in other regional areas,” said Ms Duncan. The program by Drug ARM WA aims to reduce unnecessary incarceration of young people, particularly Indigenous youth. Ms Duncan said that Royalties for Regions funding complimented existing Drug ARM

programs by providing an additional $1.2 million of funding. This assisted with the purchase of a property suitable for the Youth Bail Options service in Hedland. Increased funding into Youth Justice Services has been welcomed by Supreme Court Chief Justice, Wayne Martin, who said the funding has helped dramatically reduce the number of regional WA children in detention. “[The Youth Justice Services] presence in the Pilbara region will strengthen the support for these at risk individuals and their families,” Ms Duncan said. Regional Youth Justice Services currently operate in the Goldfields, Mid-West Gascoyne, West Kimberley, East Kimberley and the Pilbara regions.

“The Royalties for Regions funding has supported the expansion of a successful multi-disciplinary Regional Youth Justice Service developed by the Department of Corrective Services, which is already operational in other regional areas”

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Security experts are urging Australians to take better care of their most important asset, their identity, in the lead up to National Identity Fraud Awareness Week. Australians lost an alarming $1.4 billion dollars in a 12-month period due to personal fraud according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Fraud Survey 2010-11.

adult Australians have experienced at least one form of identity crime, such as identity fraud or illegal access to their personal or financial data. The study also found that a total of 1.5 million Australians have reported illegal access of their bank accounts by a fraudster. “It’s not only individuals who

Taking place from October 8 to 14, National Identity Fraud Awareness Week is aiming to educate consumers and businesses on how to protect their personal or business identity from the world’s fastest growing crime.

are affected by identity fraud,

NIDFAW spokesperson and Fellowes Australia Marketing Manager, Peter Campbell, said while identity fraud is a significant issue, many Australians are unaware of the risk of identity crime.

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“A lot of people don’t understand the dangers associated with identity crime and just how easy it can be to have your identity stolen,” Mr Campbell said.

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businesses are at risk too,” Mr Campbell said. “Once you lose your identity it can be a costly and time consuming exercise trying to get it back. “For businesses, trying to get paralyse your business operation and put your entire business at risk.” Consumers



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“In today’s environment, consumers are being asked to disclose more and more personal information than ever before leading to greater risk of identity fraud.

before disposing of them.

“Information such as your date of birth, mother’s maiden name and passwords are as valuable as money.

of printed materials in particular

“These details provide enough information for a fraudster to open bank accounts, apply for credit cards, loans and much more.”

of personal fraud,” Mr Campbell

According to a 2012 study by a data intelligence and insights company, more than 3.8 million

their home computer in order to

“Through activities like National Identity Fraud Awareness Week, we are trying to get the message out there that people need to think twice about how they are disposing and take practical steps to reduce their chances of becoming a victim said. “Consumers should also look into installing security software on eliminate the risk of online identity theft.”

International English Language Testing System is coming to the Pilbara.

The UWA Test Centre is pleased to announce that an IELTS test will be conducted at The Pilbara TAFE South Hedland on Thursday 8th November 2012. For all information and how to apply for this test, please visit our website: or contact the IELTS office on (08) 6488 2904 Please post all applications to: The UWA IELTS Test Centre, M438 35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009. Places are limited. The Deadline for Applications is 29th October 2012 unless full before.


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Smoother services for Aboriginal people with disabilities Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities are expected to become more accessible, following the launch of the Disability Services Commission’s 2012–2014 Reconciliation Action Plan this month. Approved and endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the 2012–2014 plan is the third from the Commission since 2008. Commission director general Ron Chalmers said experiences and lessons learnt from previous programs had been used to improve the current plan. “This plan includes realistic and measurable areas of action so they align with the Commission’s current strategic direction,” he said. “This




which is something very close to his heart,” Dr Chalmers said.

“The plan is consistent with the State Government’s long-term strategy, Count Me In: Disability Future Directions, which identified the need to work with Aboriginal people with a disability, their families and carers in a number of ways.

“The work shows the essential ingredients for positive, meaningful and culturally-appropriate reconciliation: family and friendships.

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“The plan also aims to improve staff awareness and understanding of the varying needs of Aboriginal people, as the Commission continues to strive towards building better relationships with Aboriginal communities.” The 2012-2014 Reconciliation Action Plan features artwork from Patrick Carter, an Aboriginal artist living in a Commissionsupported accommodation facility. “Patrick’s painting depicts a story about his family when he visited them in Broome,

“By sharing his story and painting with us, Patrick has made an important contribution to our reconciliation process.” The plan was officially launched by Disability Services Minister Helen Morton at the Constitutional Centre in West Perth on October 11. Artist Patrick Carter attended the launch with Reconciliation Australia board director Fred Chaney—a former Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister—and Kim Collard, who was inducted as a Commission Count Me In ambassador at the same event.

• Aboriginal artist Patrick Carter, left, highlighting his work in the 2012-2014 Reconciliation Action Plan with Reconciliation Australia board director Fred Chaney AO

• Count Me In Ambassador Kim Collard, left, Aboriginal artist Patrick Carter, Disability Services Minister Helen Morton and Reconciliation Australia board director Fred Chaney AO at the launch of the 2012-2014 Reconciliation Action Plan

Judging commences in the WA Regional Small Business Awards Judges have commenced scrutinising the entries into the 2012 GWN7 Western Australian Regional Small Business Awards.

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New training equipment for apprentices at the Pilbara Institute Apprentices at the Pilbara Institute’s Karratha workshop have been testing out new machinery in the institute’s mechanical fitting workshop, thanks to grants from Woodside and the Pilbara Institute Mechanical Apprentice Project. Lecturer Chris WallaceThompson said the testing sessions were a great learning exercise for the apprentices. “This collaborative project with Woodside has resulted in a significant upgrade to equipment in the mechanical fitting workshop, including four metal lathes, four metal milling machines, a new bandsaw and two surface grinders,” Chris said. “Now, after months of collaboration, I am delighted to report our apprentices are training on machines, which use the latest technology.” Woodside apprentice Stanley Pitt was one of the first to start training on a new milling machine. “It’s a great improvement,” he said.

“The old-school machines required a lot of manual calculation but with this one, it’s digitally calibrated and much more precise. “For me, it’s good to have the experience on both types, but I prefer the newer model because it’s efficient and more like the one in my workplace.” Lecturer Bob Hunter, who’s been at the Institute for 28 years, agrees that the efficiency and versatility of the modern machines will improve safety and learning outcomes. “While the old equipment was adequate, like most old-timers, it wasn’t always reliable,” he says. “Thanks to the new technology, we can cycle students through a variety of tasks and concentrate on developing different skills according to their workplace requirements. “They also feature a range of new safety features.” Woodside General Manager, Karratha Gas Plant, Phil Reid, highlighted that training local apprentices is a top priority.

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• Stanley Pitt stands alongside one of the brand new machines at Pilbara Institute’s Mechanical workshop. Photo courtesy of Aaron Bunch

“We are excited that this project will contribute not only to improving the training and skills of our Woodside apprentices, but also apprentices from other companies and industries in the Pilbara,” he said. “With industry standard

equipment and dedicated lecturing staff, the partnership will provide long-term benefits to all mechanical apprentices at the Karratha campus of the Pilbara Institute, as well as helping to strengthen sustainable career pathways in

Organisers hope to highlight the importance of water conservation and the crucial role the liquid plays in supporting the environment, community and industry. National Water Week is held from October 21 to 27 and is an annual event. It aims to encourage Australians to protect, conserve and get involved in managing and conserving water resources.

In the early hours of Thursday October 11, a burglary was committed at Harvey Norman in Karratha where electrical goods were stolen. Police are looking for the man pictured. He is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 18 to 25-yearsold, medium build, wearing dark pants and a grey hooded jumper. He was in possession of a single strapped black satchel, the strap of the satchel was worn across the chest in a diagonal fashion. Do you have any information that may assist police in this inquiry? If you know this man please contact your local police on 9143 7200.

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Mechanical Apprentice Project, visit or phone 1300 304 244.

Photographers turn their lenses onto waterscapes Pilbara residents and visitors can help celebrate National Water Week 2012 by submitting their best snaps to a photography competition run by the Shire of Roebourne and the Water Corporation.

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Roebourne Shire Council President Fiona White-Hartig said that water conservation is a high priority in the West Pilbara. “Many users are encouraging greater water efficiency and less wastage, but high residential and industrial consumption continues to place pressure on our water supply,” Councillor WhiteHartig said. “It is hoped that the photography competition will showcase the many ways in which water is essential to the continued health of our environment and community and encourage greater preservation of this essential resource,”

Cr White-Hartig said. Consisting of four broad categories, the competition will reflect the crucial role that water plays in the Pilbara. The Conserving and Valuing Water category provides an avenue to frame natural and designed water-wise landscapes and systems. Working Water and Celebrating Water allow photographers to showcase water use by the community and industry. The fourth category, Photo Essay, allows entrants to make a photographic collage of up to six images. The competition is open to all ages and skill levels and anyone with a passion for photography and our environment is encouraged to enter. Selected entries will be on display at Centro Karratha from October 25. Viewers at Centro will be able to vote on their favourite entries, with the most popular winning a spot in an exhibition at the Karratha Airport. Prizes of up to $500 are also up for grabs. If you are interested in entering please visit or email sophie., or robyn.gulliver@ for an entry form.


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by Elise Batchelor

This week I did a little dance around the mulberry bush. Correction, I did a frenetic dance around a potted frangipani given to me as a gift. Not any frangipani either, but an apricot one, home grown from a cutting and tended with care. The thing is, all its leaves fell off a while back and I thought I’d failed, as I’ve done with every other green thing I’ve ever tried to grow. But today, a single emerald shoot had burst forth. So I went a bit wild. A lot wild actually.

An Inconvenient Lack of Gardening Prowess Retic and hoses with sprinklers and timers, stuff which grows all by itself like wall climbers, brown dirt is better than red dirt, I think. I must admit that at gardening I stink. Cactus is optimal, plastic plants better; they can survive be it drier or wetter, gathering dust above my kitchen sink. I must admit that at gardening I stink.



Terre Rouge Ballet students prepare for Royal Academy of Dance exams Terre Rouge Ballet Inc students are currently preparing for their Royal Academy of Dance examinations and presentations to be held in November. For the third consecutive year, an independent RAD examiner will fly to Karratha to examine 45 TRB students and grade them according to strict RAD criteria. Results will be forwarded approximately four-to-six weeks later and eagerly awaited by the students. TRB also offered students travelling to Perth during the school holidays the opportunity to attend Spring Grade School, an eight-day long tuition session open to students from

dance schools across WA. The sessions were run by experienced dancers, choreographers, instructors and RAD examiners Monica Wardman and Suzanne Arrigo. TRB also organised exclusive studio time for further exam prep with TRB principal Michele Cleaver-Wilkinson and sessions with South African dancer and choreographer Genevieve McCourt, who worked with TRB students on performance within dance. Some students also extended their stay to attend a workshop conducted by the Australian Ballet, which was in Perth performing Graeme Murphy’s Romeo and Juliet. The workshop was held

on stage at the Crown Theatre where the ballet was performed, creating an amazing and inspirational atmosphere. Ten TRB students from Ballet Grades 2, 3, 4 and Intermediate Foundations were able to attend all or some of the above and found it invaluable experience and training. Michele and TRB teacher Linda McKeon were delighted with the performance and ability of the school’s students, who showed they were definitely on par with their city and State peers. For more photos and information visit www.

Killing ephemerals, I’ve heard some things sillier, like how I killed off a large bougainvillea, feeding it food scraps to highlight the pink. I must admit that at gardening I stink. Chorus: When I water weeds that oughta be pulled from the floor, I simply remember my gardening flare is not what you’d call hard core. Lawns mowed with pith helmets, quite the safari, hours and days under hot skies and starry, out there with scissors when the mower’s on the blink. I must admit that at gardening I stink I grow my veggies and no, they don’t cark it, for I do grow them at a supermarket wrapped up in plastic that’s homegrown, I think.

Contemporary dance tuition also available Sat 11 - 12pm for students ages 8+

I must admit that at gardening I stink. Watering flowers will not keep them living, I think that concrete is far more forgiving. Each plant I gaze upon dies in a wink. I must admit that at gardening I stink. Chorus: When my green thumb makes me feel glum and we’ve no rapport, I simply remember my gardening sucks and I’m sorry I am, Al Gore.

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TRB offers training in classical and contemporary ballet and supports students who wish to pursue a career in the performing arts or simply to dance for the sheer pleasure of the art. TRB is qualified to teach the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabi, enabling our children to benefit from this internationally renowned organisation.

Pre-school Dance & Performance, 3-5 yr olds These classes enhance a child’s imagination, expression, musicality, spatial awareness, socialising and performance skills. Wickham Karratha Dampier P/wonnica

Mon 3 - 4pm Wed 4 - 5pm Sat 9 - 10am Fri 8.30 - 9.30am Mon 9 - 10am

Junior School - Ballet 1-4, 5-9 yr olds Classical ballet style classes. Wickham Ballet 1 Karratha Ballet 3/4 Ballet 1 Ballet 1 Ballet 2 Ballet 4

Mon 4 - 5pm Tues 4 - 5pm Thu 3.30-4.30pm Sat 10 - 11am Sat 11 -12 noon Sat 10 - 11am

P/wonnica Ballet 1 Ballet 3 Ballet 2 Ballet 4

Tue 3.15 - 4.15pm Tue 4.15 - 5.15pm Wed 3.15 - 4.15pm Wed 4.15 - 5.15pm

Middle School - Ballet 5-7, 8+ yrs

Senior - Ballet 8-10, 12+ yrs

Ballet, Character, Free Movement, Contemporary

Classes for older students who have completed Karratha Majors Wed 3.30 - 5pm many years of ballet. These levels include pointe Ballet 8 Thu 3.30 - 5pm work and prepare students for vocational exams for Ballet 9/10 Thu 6 - 7.30pm those who want to have a career in dance. A great amount of commitment is required at this level.

Karratha Ballet 6 Tue 5.00 - 6.30pm Ballet 7 Wed 5.00 - 6.30pm Ballet 6/7 Thu 5.00 - 6.00pm

Adult classes - FitBarre Tuesday 6.30 - 8pm (a mix of fundamental ballet and pilates)

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planning for a new playground in February after Tom Price mums and bubs suggested the pool should have a playground that would enable children to play and swim for longer during the hot summer months. The new playground is now here! It has been positioned close to the babies pool to create an exciting play area in which the kids can transition with minimal fuss between the pool and playground. Numbers at the pool are up, averaging 225 patrons a day, partly due to the diversity of activities for the kids with the new playground. The type of play equipment was carefully chosen to offer a variety of equipment for children aged from 2 to 10-years-old.

Tom Price mum Cassandra Liddy said the playground is well designed. “It is fenced which makes it easier to supervise the children and close to the babies pool which means the little kids feel like they have their own little zone,” said Cassandra. “The kids love to swim then get out and go for a slide or swing, then they get hot and go back in the pool.” A pool blanket is set to arrive next week, which will stabilise the pool water temperature. Tom Price also welcomes a new pool manager this year, Jon Tapper. Jon brings a wealth of experience and new, exciting and innovative ideas to the pool. It’s looking like the community of Tom Price will stay cool in the pool during the hot summer months

“It is fenced which makes it easier to supervise the children and close to the babies pool which means the little kids feel like they have their own little zone”

Little artist Christmas workshops The Pilbara’s little artists had a fantastic time drawing and learning about sea animals, dinosaurs and birds at the Karratha Family Centre’s Draw ’ n’ Learn program recently.

Fun For Li’l Fingers is a separate program for children 3 to 4-years -old, designed to motivate little ones to learn through drawing and colouring exercises.

Now all are looking forward to bringing their super creative talents along next term to Draw ’ n’ Learn’s Christmas workshops, which will have two programs for different age groups beginning on October 25.

Fun For Li’l Fingers focus on using lines, shapes, alphabets and other easy techniques that make learning fun.

Draw ’ n’ Learn lessons are funfilled drawing lessons combined with reading and handwriting practice. This mix ensures children aged 5 to 10 have fun while improving their handwriting and general awareness.

Next term, the programs are again set to prove that learning can be achieved in a fun-filled, creative and friendly environment. For more information about Draw ’N’ Learn contact Nutan Shukla on 9144 4245, 0420 929 454 or shukla.

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How much can you afford to borrow?

Many homebuyers don’t understand basic lending details, including how much they can borrow, until they actually apply for a loan. This is not ideal because an informed home buyer is in a much better position to make an offer. Until about ten years ago the general ‘rule of thumb’ for buying a home was that you could borrow about three times your gross household income. So, if a couple were making $130,000 between them each year, a lender might loan up to $390,000. However, this measure doesn’t apply terribly well today with house prices having grown so much. If you are applying for a joint home loan with another person including your spouse or partner you must take into consideration their existing earnings and debts. Remember; both of you are legally liable for repaying the loan. The key to a smooth start with a home loan really rests with the deposit. If you don’t have a ready deposit, it’s wise to start a regular savings program in preparation of home ownership. Most lenders require recent evidence of three months of genuine savings before approving a loan. If the deposit is a gift then the lender will normally require it to be in the borrowers bank account for three months. Talk to your financial institution about this. Most prefer a deposit of around 10 per cent the purchase price,

Buyer’s frequently asked questions Are you considering entering the market to buy a house? Then take a look at these frequently asked questions from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia website.


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but this has become unrealistic. Deposits of 5 per cent are now more common. Banks are keen to lend, but following the GFC they are also more thorough about checking your capacity to service the loan and giving consideration to any other debts you may have. Normally, any existing debt is included in the total amount you can borrow. When calculating this, the maximum limit on your credit card will be deemed as debt even if you never reach that credit limit. Ask your lender to outline their policy in this regard and to detail all the fees that apply to the loan, including mortgage costs, mortgage insurance, stamp duty or anything else. These costs are added to your home loan.


Rather than looking at how much the bank will allow you to borrow, it makes more sense to concentrate on how much you can comfortably afford. Ideally you should aim for your weekly mortgage costs to be no higher than about 30 per cent of your household income. Don’t be a slave to your mortgage, allow for some disposable income so you can enjoy the other things in life. Some lenders will not issue loans for more than 80 per cent of the purchase price, so buying a more modest dwelling might suit many buyers better as a lifestyle decision, both in terms of gaining access to a loan and for comfort of repayments. Source: REIWA

Value for money Move straight into this absolute stunning one of a kind home that is the answer to all your accommodation needs. Comprising of three individual dwellings all under one roof, all with their own separate access. Downstairs is a three bedroom, one bathroom home with stone flooring throughout and a large galley style kitchen with open plan dining and living areas. There is also an outdoor entertainment area. Upstairs is a unique three bedroom, three bathroom home with a large gourmet kitchen and open plan kitchen, dining and living areas. All the bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a large balcony to enjoy the afternoon breeze and views. At the rear of the premises is a two bedroom, one bathroom unit with a grassed area and an outdoor kitchen. Inside features stone flooring throughout and a galley style kitchen. This property is extremely good value for money for any company seeking to make their dollar go further. When compared to three individual properties of this high standard in Pretty Pool you would be paying in excess of $7,000 per week. 60 Dowding is a great value for money rental in Port Hedland.

It is important to remember that it is always a seller’s right to assume that any offer received from a buyer is their best offer. If the seller has several offers to consider then the seller may ask the agent to inform the buyers that there are multiple offers and that the buyers have until a specified time to present their best offer. The seller could also decide to only negotiate with one of the offers.


What are the procedures for auctions? The auctioneer will open the auction by describing the contract and any special conditions that will

be a condition of sale. The auctioneer may state that the owner has the right to make up to a disclosed number of bids up to the reserve price and that if the owner does bid then that bid will be disclosed as an owner bid. The owner normally sets a reserve price. If bidding does not reach the reserve price then the property will not be sold. The auctioneer will normally disclose if bidding has reached the reserve price. Prior to an auction is it important to talk to the owner’s agent and discuss any conditions such as the amount of deposit to

❚ This home features a large open plan gourmet kitchen

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Quiet cul-de-sac location with privacy and position It’s all happening in Newman with new mines being built and established mines upgrading to meet current and projected demands for Pilbara’s iron ore. Most of the world`s major mining companies have large scale operations within a 150 kilometre radius of the town and that has enabled it to consolidate its position as the East Pilbara supply base and administrative centre. So why not benefit from all this growth by helping to provide the rental accommodation that all these workers are going to need.

This four bedroom, one bathroom concrete construction is the perfect property to get into the market with. Leased to a multi-national corporate tenant until April 2013, this property has the potential to increase its return on investment to 12.5 per cent. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, it offers privacy and position and an open plan lounge and dining floor plan as well as air-conditioners throughout. The spacious kitchen and family room opens onto the covered rear patio, while another covered patio is located at the front. There is a tandem carport plus additional off-street car parking in the fully fenced yard.

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There is off-street parking plus a double carport behind the fence with space for more parking.

CONTACT Janine 0439 629 621


❚ Fully fenced backyard for your growing family




This three bedroom, one bathroom duplex home has many features, including a new kitchen with stainless appliances, gas hob, large bathroom with spa bath and enclosed designer shower.

The lounge and dining are set to an open plan design, while the bedrooms have built in robes and the laundry features a sturdy bench top and built in cupboards.

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Immaculate property with long term lease

The floors throughout the balance of the house are wooden floating floors.

Price $879,000


❚ Privacy is assured in this beautifully renovated home

The property is low maintenance with a fully fenced yard and a workshop


at the rear. It is located in a popular area of town, close to school and sports facilities and privacy is assured in this beautifully renovated home.

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Phone: (08) 9175 1155 NEWMAN


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LOOKING TO SELL? Buyers waiting to purchase Immediate Possession Available 44 Keedi Road, Newman • • • • • • • • •







2 x1 recently renovated inside

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3 x 1 duplex home Parking for four vehicles Open plan lounge/dining New kitchen with stainless appliances 3 bedrooms with BIR New bathroom with spa bath and shower Air conditioning throughout Fully fenced yard







Your opportunity to buy into this popular Newman subdivision at a once in a lifetime entry level price. The owner is looking for cash offers with a quick settlement to fund other projects – so act fast. Most of the world’s largest miners operate within 150km of Newman

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21D Armstrong Way, Newman 3 x1 15 Mindarra Dve, Newman 1x1, Brand new. 29 Knox Way, Newman 4x1 3 Brumby Mews, Newman 4x2

Rock Solid Investment : 11.5% ROI Currently 4x1 concrete construction, open plan lounge/dining Spacious kitchen with family room opening to rear patio Covered patio at front and rear, 4 bedrooms with BIR Air conditioning throughout, Private fully fenced yard Tandem Carport plus additional off street parking

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Lot 123 & Lot 124 Kurra Street, Newman

29B Nimingarra Dve, Newman

3x1 brick construction Separate lounge Open plan dining and renovated kitchen overlooking pool and yard Large covered patio at rear 3 bedrooms with BIR Tiled throughout Air conditioning throughout Private fully fenced yard and pool Off street parking for five vehicles

Developer Cashes Up

Great Starter Investment: 11% ROI Currently

Bringing City Service to the Pilbara

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bedroom 1 bathroom property is located in the popular beachside town of Dampier. The old saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is apt for this property as upon entry you are greeted by a tastefully decorated, spacious home filled with a relaxed ambience.

❚ New homes like this are hard to come by in Tom Price

Accommodation solver in Tom Price This off-the-plan, 4 bedroom 2 Bathroom Broome-style front villa is offered for sale with completion expected in early 2013. With the severe lack of accommodation in Tom Price, this property is the ideal opportunity for a company to secure a long term, luxury housing solution that even the most discerning employee will be happy with. While only 2 minutes drive from the town centre, this quality home is still far enough away from the hustle and

The bedrooms are good-sized, while the house also features splitsystem air-conditioning and tiled floors throughout. The new functional kitchen comes with abundant cupboard space. With its fantastic location close to the school, beach and shops, this property has the added attraction of a current lease to quality tenants until February 2013.

bustle to appeal to a wide range of quality tenants. Constructed by a respected Pilbara builder, the property is completed to the highest standard and will be delivered in full turn-key condition at settlement. It is fully landscaped with auto reticulation and features a double carport with large undercover entertaining area and modern indoor fit-out. This is a rare new home and rare opportunity in a town with severe accommodation shortage.



Price $850,000


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Price $870,000

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Pilkena Street Tom Price AGENT

This refurbished home combines character features with modern touches and a surprisingly spacious internal design to create a charming and comfortable effect.

The fantastic light filled open plan living area is the heart of this home, ideal for entertaining friends and spending quality time with the family.

Fremantle Crescent Dampier AGENT

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CONTACT Mark 0401 560 707

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Bali style luxury living in Hedland Move straight into this absolute stunning one of a kind residence and sit out by the splendid resort style pool area or on the fi rst floor balcony to watch the magnifi ent c sunsets over the port and let the outside world just drift on by. Feel like royalty in this stunning property with a huge king-size master bedroom including ensuite facilities with double china basins, an oversized shower and toilet. Built in 2008, this property comprises of four generous bedrooms, all with large built in wardrobes, ceiling fans and split system air conditioning. There are three wellappointed modern bathrooms and huge open living areas including a massive games room.

The gorgeous chef’s kitchen will be the envy of all your friends and family. The kitchen features stone bench tops, a 900ml stainless steel free standing gas oven, a dishwasher, a double fridge freezer recess, a built-in pantry, breakfast bar and ample below and overhead storage. Once you step outside the property you may be forgiven for thinking that you are

holidaying at a five-star resort in Bali. Featuring extensive wooden decked entertaining and lounge areas, a sparkling below ground pool and lush tropical fully reticulated gardens. The exterior also includes a double lockup garage with auto roller doors and additional parking for a further two cars and the option for side access for a boat or caravan.

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❚ Enjoy 5 Star resort style living in your own backyard

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Beautiful garden Situated just metres from Pegs

available for owner occupation or

Creek School in a quiet cul-de-

for the astute investor keen on this

sac, this 4 bedroom home with a

highly desirable location.

study offers the owner occupier

This is a great opportunity that

or astute investor everything

will ensure a great investment or

you could possibly wish for. The huge 900 square metre block comes with a large above ground

home of the highest order. It is at a great price point for livein home owners or savvy investors.

swimming pool, alfresco area with full-length




gardens. Inside, the spacious home has a compact study along with 4 airconditioned, queen-sized bedrooms that feature built-in-robes. The lounge dining area flows

fastfacts Price $775,000 Hyde Road Pegs Creek AGENT

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into the living area with easy access

CONTACT John 0409 084 649

to the outdoor area.


The lease is due to expire in November and provides a great

❚ Priced to sell to the savvy investor or live-in home owner





opportunity as the home will be


Huge home This property must be seen to be appreciated. A massive home for multiple living options, everything is big and has been designed with privacy in mind.

the new Baynton West Primary School due to open in 2013, and comes with the option for a fixed lease and the potential to achieve 12.18 per cent returnon-investment.

This property is a must for any investment portfolio, or for anybody considering the option of vacant possession.

It is a truly outstanding home and an outstanding opportunity to purchase in Baynton on a large block.

It is in a sought after location, close to new developments and

The first to view this home will buy.

❚ A highly-valued property for its close to CBD location

R30 development site ❚ In a sought after location, the first to view this home will buy

fastfacts Price $1,110,000 Archipelago Road Baynton AGENT

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CONTACT Sherrie 0409 118 895 WEB




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This magnificent redevelopment site situated on a 744 square metre lot provides a unique opportunity. It has a roomy 3 bedroom, one bathroom home surrounded by patios and palms with a sparkling below ground pool. It represents an opportunity for an astute developer to create an innovative investment project in the lucrative Karratha re-development scene.

The property is periodically leased to maximise return while awaiting development approval. Superbly located in one of the most sought after streets in the in-demand suburb of Bulgarra, this home is just a hop, step and jump to the CBD, shops and entertainment. Being a level site it would make for an easy redevelopment and future two-storey property. Don’t delay as this opportunity is truly worth consideration and represents value for its location alone.

fastfacts Price $869,000 Padbury Way Bulgarra AGENT

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Rental Properties


Residential Baynton

Current Sale Properties Best Value Investment in the Pilbara! 130 Withnell Way BULGARRA • Boutique architectural designed complex of only 8 units, near town centre location • Up to 11.8% returns achievable dependant on market conditions on completion • Full depreciation benefits available, increasing available returns and low maintenance • Well-designed floor plan with excellent outdoor flow to balcony or courtyard • Excellent buying, has the potential to deliver great capital growth!



Invest or Nest 21 Nelley Way WICKHAM

13 DiCarlo Way NICKOL

• Three bedroom, one bathroom home with

• Fully furnished with corporate lease to April, 2013

Stylish Complex - Achieve 10.5%

• Functional kitchen with abundant cupboard space

• Rear patio for relaxing after work

• Laundry features a second shower

• Plenty of room to park the boat or caravan

• Low maintenance gardens

• Currently leased to December, 2012

• Plenty of parking for the boat or caravan



8F Wedge Place MILLARS WELL • Secure Government 2 year lease + 1 year option

• Secure long term tenant

• 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom family home

• Close to Sporting club, school and parks

• All bedrooms with BIR’s

• 3 x 2 open plan

• Fully air conditioned

• 10.5% Return on Investment

• Established gardens on retic




• 744 square metre development site • Existing 3 x 1 with below ground pool • Close to CBD , school and amenities





• Faces Searipple Road which allows excellent


• Suitable for a two storey development




• Sought after location • Option for Fixed Lease • Massive Gourmet Kitchen with Island Bench • Achieve a massive 12.18% ROI





71 Padbury Way Bulgarra



276 Stuart Crescent Dampier


With summer fast approaching who wouldn’t want to spend their spare time entertaining around the pool. With good size bedrooms and ample living space this is the perfect Dampier property!

Onslow Addresses Upon Request, Onslow



Situated In Onslow these brand new 4x 2 properties will not stay on the market for long. With good size bedrooms, open living space and loads of features you would not want to miss out.

Commercial 1/16 Crane Circle, Pegs Creek

Lot 6 & Lot 1657 Welsh Drive NEWMAN

$3,920 pw + GST + Outgoings AVAILABLE NOW

This brand new 453m2 unit provides an excellent opportunity for a company requiring a large work space and live in accommodation in Karratha’s CBD. Internal office space - 62sqm, Internal work space – 329m2, Live in accommodation – 62m2.

• Total land area 5885m • Buildings comprise of office, reception, workshop • Engineering workshop 1156m2 • 2 gangtree cranes • Sandblasting shed • Safety office • Huge annual return of $474,048 (ex GST) • Commercial 2




Corporate Tenant – Achieve 10.2% Net


121/A Whitnell Way, Bulgarra

This wonderfully presented 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home is complete with fantastic living area, enclosed rear yard and has lots of storage space. Great location this really is home sweet home.

Beautifully Designed



23 Dixon Street Nickol

• Great location opposite schools • Quality fittings to all bathrooms with spacious showers and baths • Spacious bedrooms with Walk- in robe to master • Huge open living and access to outdoor entertaining area • Gourmet kitchen with benchtop space • 2 Storey quality brick home with maximum use of space for entertaining and living


142 Whitnell Way, Bulgarra



11 Marniyarra Loop BAYNTON

• 6040m2 level commercial block with 50 metre frontage • Fully fenced with double gates and fully serviced • Excellent heavy vehicle access • High exposure street • Excellent investment for the investor or owner occupier • Be quick to secure as this won’t last long

• Huge Home with secure front yard



Step inside and feel at home instantly! With four spacious bedrooms, lovely kitchen and close to schools and Karratha’s CBD you will not want to miss the opportunity to live her!

• Close to CBD ,school and amenities

1510 Lambert Road KIE


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105 Wellard Way Bulgarra

This 2 bedroom house is within easy walking distance to schools and shops. Side access is available and there is plenty of room for a boat.

• Level site allows easy redevelopment



How would you like to come home and just enjoy living? With good size bedrooms, separate lounge and amazing yard space not to mention the glorious below ground pool you’ll want to spend more time at home than anywhere else!

• Existing 4 x 1 very neat and tidy residence

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9 Tharnda Road Baynton

This lovely three bedroom home is available to lease now! With open living, three bedrooms and beautiful below ground pool you will feel quite at home here.

Superb Location

• Sensational location with stunning views • 744m2 zoned R30



With the ability to accommodate multiple occupants with all bedrooms containing ensuites, wide open living areas and large patio area this is perfect for any company or employer who requires accommodation for staff that provides a modern comfortable stylish lifestyle, while being practical and easy to maintain.


• 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Open plan living with a modern Kitchen


50 Marri Marri Parade Baynton



71 Padbury Way BULGARRA

Rare Commercial Land

15 Archipelago Road BAYNTON



• 827 square metre corner lot zoned R30

• Point Samson is set to benefit from huge local capital works expenditure • The versatile design allows for flexibility of occupation • Ideally located close to the tavern, store and town beaches • A quiet street with quality corporate tenants in place until April 2013 • The large 926M2 block allows plenty of room to add a pool or large shed • Close to Cape Lambert and the soon to be announced Ankatel Point development

Huge Home - Achieve 12.18%





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Super Investment

Versatile Design - Achieve 12.03%

• Brand new 5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Broome style home • Ideal luxury property for your employee accommodation • Double carport with large undercover entertaining area • Quality internal modern fit-out – suited as large family home • Fully landscaped and auto-reticulation – finished to turn-key completion • Rare new home in a town with serious accommodation shortage



33 Gregory Way BULGARRA

Off-Plan 5x2 Home Lot 915 Yaruga Street TOM PRICE



• Level site for less development costs. • One of the highest streets in the Bulgarra development zone

• Suitable for a two storey development




• Potential 7 Unit Site

• Level site allows easy redevelopment


• Four generous sized bedrooms all with built in robes, two bathrooms • The kitchen is complete with modern appliances and plenty of bench space and storage • Split system air conditioning and fans throughout • Close to magnificent park and Primary School • Outdoor lockup storage shed and double carport at the back of the property • Very low maintenance home with lease in place

Sensational Views

58 Padbury Way BULGARRA


Come home and enjoy the peace and quiet of your newly built home. With open living areas, beautiful low maintenance gardens and just a short walk to the Baynton west Family Centre and Parks, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful Baynton West Home

7 Honeyeater Corner NICKOL

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R30 Development Site



Secure Govt lease - Achieve 10.7%

• Secure private complex


air conditioning and fans

• Split air conditioning and fans throughout


125 Bajamalu Drive Baynton

Located in sought after Baynton West this property cannot be looked past. With 4 good sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and two laundries you would be crazy to pass this opportunity. Very easy to maintain and perfect for a company or FIFO.

• 4 good sized bedrooms with built in robes, ducted

39F Delambre Drive NICKOL


Fantastic Entry Point- Achieve 11.15%

• Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge



Located in sought after Baynton this property have everything you need to enjoy spending your time at home. With good bedrooms, lovely kitchen and large secure yard with beautiful in ground pool you can’t go past this lovely Baynton Home.

carport under the main roof


30 McCamey Loop Baynton

4/2885 Coolawanyah Rd, KIE

$1,418.25 pw + GST + Outgoings AVAILABLE NOW

This brand new 295m2 unit is located on the ever busy Coolawanyah Road offering an ideal space for any business. This low maintenance property offers an automatic roller door and ample parking. Grab the opportunity to lease a superb property in an excellent location as it won’t last long.

$4,700,000 + GST

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Retain and develop

❚ The fully renovated modern kitchen

Future development site If you are an owner-occupier or a company, this property offers the chance to purchase a fully renovated home and enjoy 11.56 per cent rental returns until May 2013. Located adjacent to the waterpark, housing estate and CBD it is a great location for young couples or families. On the other hand, this property holds fantastic potential for investors and developers with Council set to amend the area to R30 zoning in the Town of Port Hedland’s upcoming scheme amendment 51. Once zoned R30, this would be a potential multi-unit site with lucrative returns. This existing 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is currently leased at $1,700 per week, with an upcoming review on the 17/11/12 offering a possible rise to $2,000 per week at 11.56 per cent returns while you organise development. It is great value given that 1x1 units

are currently selling in South Hedland for $599,000 each and renting for $1,300 per week minimum. The property has a separate lounge, modern kitchen with dining, spacious bedrooms, with built-in-robes parking for over six vehicles and a large 871m2 block.

fastfacts Price $899,000 Brodie Crescent South Hedland AGENT

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CONTACT Hayden 0488 070 067 WEB






❚ Modern renovated property near South Hedland town centre

This ideal block is the perfect opportunity for the savvy investor. This astute investment offers strong cash flow, depreciation benefits and the opportunity to retain and develop. Upon implementation of the Town of Port Hedland Scheme Amendment 51 this large 940m2 property is in an area that is proposed to change from a zoning of R20 to R30. That means you could retain the existing property and add a granny flatcum-transportable dwelling. Or under the WA Design Codes of Australia this block allows for the possible construction of multiple dwellings with development achieving $104,000 per annum for 11 per cent return on investment. That equates to a corporate lease of $2,000 per week. This property is centrally located near the South Hedland town centre and hospital site. With an existing 24 month corporate lease until 31/10/2013, this property is

renovated with a modern contemporary finish coupled with fresh vibrant fittings and fixtures. It offers a large rear entertaining area with reticulated gardens to the front, double side access to the rear of the property for boats, cars and caravans.

fastfacts Price $940,000 Corbet Place South Hedland AGENT

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CONTACT Michelle 0408 955 468 WEB






Significant development opportunity

❚ One of the largest centrally located properties in Hedland

❚ More than enough room for a family or your company’s employees

Located centrally between Port Hedland and South Hedland at Redbank, this enormous property of 16.3 acres (6.5 hectares) offers a rare, centrally located development opportunity.

Renovated owner occupier

Current improvements include a cavernous 3728m2 workshop, 530m2 workshop, 344m2 workshop, 40m2 washbay, 4 bedroom, two bathroom home fully renovated, 40m2 retail premises and 94m2 of undercover parking. Please note the areas quoted are approximate. This ideal location is only a short drive to Port Hedland’s International Airport, 6.5 kilometres from Port Hedland shopping centre, 9.6 kilometres to South Hedland’s shopping centre and 7 kilometres to Wedgefield, the regions primary industrial area. Never before has a land parcel of this size been offered in this area. This is a rare opportunity to build a development in such a central location. The workshops onsite are all rock solid, high quality builds with structural steel frames, gantry cranes from 2 tonne to 25 tonne, 2 tonne monorail, and all include office space of varying sizes. As well as featuring a well presented 4 bedroom home, there is 40m2 of retail space, 94m2 of undercover parking,

extensive concrete and bitumen roads throughout. The site offers amazing views to the rear over estuaries and Port Hedland expansive iron ore and salt operations and would make an ideal location for accommodation, retail and office space or industrial workshops, subject to council approval. The potential of this site is limitless. For more information please contact Crawford Realty’s Commercial and Industrial Specialist Eliza Mearns at or 0416 048 929.

fastfacts Price Offers invited Redbank Road Redbank, South Hedland AGENT

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CONTACT Eliza 0416 048 929 WEB






Investors, this property would lease for $2,000 per week allowing you to enjoy a huge 11.24 per cent returns. New renovations mean a buyer would enjoy low maintenance and depreciation benefits. So purchase today to take advantage of the cash flow from a massive rental yield of $104,000 per annum. But for owner-occupiers, what more could you want than this newly renovated 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom brick home. With a brand new kitchen and bathroom, and 4 spacious bedrooms, this house has more than enough room for a family or couple. Stop paying rent and put your money to good use by owning your own home in Hedland’s thriving property market. It is also a winning property for companies looking to purchase a low maintenance property for their employees. Help retain quality staff by putting them up in this quality home. It features a huge carport for

company cars, two driveways, high standard renovations and air conditioning throughout. The property renovations include a new Colourbond roof, new paint job, quality landscaping, lush palm gardens, brand new modern kitchen, fully renovated bathroom, fully renovated water closet and new carpets to go in the bedrooms shortly. So don’t delay in securing this fantastic opportunity.

fastfacts Price $925,000 Trumpet Way South Hedland AGENT

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CONTACT Hayden 0488 070 067 WEB






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Residential Sale Properties Rock Solid Investment

Opportunity Not To Be Missed

One Of A Kind

2,3 & 4 Sutherland Street, Port Hedland

157 Anderson Street, Port Hedland

26 Minderoo Avenue, South Hedland

• Ocean front development site with endless possibilities and potential • Huge 2,269sqm R80 zoned high density development site • Current achievable rental income of $275,600 p/a • Site consists of three properties, one 3x1, one 3x1.5 and one 4x1 • Ideally located walking distance from the future premier food and lifestyle district

• Secure long lease until Feb 2013 returning $184,600PA • R12.5/R30 block with future development potential • Two good sized kitchens including ample bench & storage space • Solid wooden flooring & air conditioning through both properties • Huge rear yard & ample parking all located on a 870sqm

• Double Storey Outstanding 4 x 3 / Best in Hedland • Owner Occupy / Company House / Great Investment • Could Lease for up to $3200 p/w with 12.46% Return • 4 Spacious Bedrooms / Ensuite & Walk-in Robe in Main • Incredible Modern Kitchen w/ High Quality Appliances • Huge Carport / Alfresco Area / Below Ground Spa/Pool

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Expressions of interest


Achieve 12.77% ROI


4 Lacy Street, Port Hedland

• New 5 x 2 - Owner occupy or Invest & achieve 12.77% ROI • 5 Spacious bedrooms w/ BIRs in 4 – Ensuite in Main Bedroom • Large Modern Kitchen – Spacious Open Plan Lounge and Dining • Outdoor Entertaining Area – Garage w/ Drivethrough Access to back • Centrally Located next to Water Park and Close to Shops • Beautiful Executive Home – 24 month lease back guarantee!

• Well-presented 3x1 home on 828m2 block



• National company lease till 23/08/2014

• Neat & tidy kitchen with large pantry

• Potential for future R30 Zoning change & development opportunities

• 767m2 block with abundant parking


• Newer 1997 build / Low maintenance


• Huge fully fenced low maintenance yard


Best Price In Hedland 2/4 Haines Road, South Hedland

• 3 x 1 Fibro & iron property • Spacious lounge area & separate private dining area • Kitchen with plenty of bench space both sides • Generous sized bedrooms with room to improve • Older style bathroom room to renovate & improve capital • Excellent undercover outdoor patio area • Large 877m2 block with plenty of space to landscape

• Two good sizes bedrooms include air cond & ceiling fans

• U/cover entertaining area overlooking b/g pool • Low maintenance lawn and garden areas





Endless Potential / Renovate Now! • 3 x 1 Fibro in desired location with huge future potential • 750m2 block flagged to be amended to R30 zoning • Outdoor veranda/decking running around property • Dual access to block / Perfect to add additional dwelling • Large lounge area / 3 generous sized bedrooms • Start renovating immediately & gain instant equity!!

• Open plan family meals area & large separate lounge room



72 Bottlebrush Crescent, South Hedland

• Large kitchen includes gas cooking, ample storage & breakfast bar








18D Boogalla Crescent $1100/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 15/11/2012 This 1x1 unit is the perfect low maintenance home. The lounge has been freshly painted & the property comes with a washing machine, fridge & secure fenced yard. 83 Bottlebrush Crescent $1300/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 06/11/2012 3x1 home with a combined kitchen, dining room & separate lounge. U/C outdoor entertaining, single carport & fully fenced yard. 16/2 Scadden Road $1700/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 21/11/2012 This 3 x1 unit is fully furnished & located in a secure complex. Combined kitchen, dining & living area. The outside features a shared BBQ area. 6 Ashburton Court $2100/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 15/10/2012 3 x1 home with tropical style pool, large double l/up garage or work shop & large entertaining area surrounding the pool. 6 Rutherford Road $2100/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 5/11/2012 3x1 home with separate bath & shower. Large front & rear yards with 2 gates at front for access. 16a Beroona Loop $2300/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 17/11/2012 4x2 rendered home (ensuite with spa bath). Open plan living areas. B/g pool, rear entertaining area with shade cover. Fenced rear yard with shed. 1 Dulverton Terrace $2400/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 10/10/2012 Brick 4x2 bathroom home, master bedroom has access to the b/g pool. Features a sunken lounge and large outdoor area. 13 Catamore Court $2500/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE NOW Aviator style 5x2 fully furnished home, with b/g pool. Open plan living/dining & kitchen. Fitted robes to bedrooms. 36A Koombana Avenue $2600/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 15/11/2012 This home offers two separate dwellings on one block. A recently renovated 2x1 brick duplex & a brand new 2x2 transportable. Double access to property. 7 Beacon Close $2800/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 20/11/2012 Spacious 4x2 home with BIR’s, new kitchen with large lounge & dining. Located in quiet cul-de-sac & close to shops & water park. Undercover alfresco area.

Port Hedland

• 3x2 weatherboard property

• Outstanding entertaining space with massive outdoor area



23 Beroona Loop, South Hedland

• Positive returns / Great cash flow!

25 Stanley Street, South Hedland



• Exceptional location only a few steps to the ocean

Potential Development Site!!



Great Value!

• Secure lease in place until the end of January 2013 for $2,000 P/W



Cooke Point Charm

128 Kennedy Street, South Hedland



Rental Properties South Hedland


8/7 Grant Place, $1500/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 05/11/2012 2x1 unit with easy care gardens located close to the local shopping centre & beaches. 12/8 Padbury Place, $1700/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 15/10/2012 2 bedroom 1 bathroom fully furnished unit with an extra shower. Combined kitchen/ dining and a separate lounge. 19 Gratwick Street $2700/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 20/10/2012 3x2 home, meticulously renovated, trendy kitchen with s/s appliances, dual access gates, Bali style back yard for entertaining & ocean views. 22 Craig Street $3000/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 27/10/2012 4x1 brick home with beautiful lush gardens and b/g pool. Large spacious bedrooms, large back yard and fully fenced front yard. 53 McPherson Street $3100/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 1/11/2012 3x1 furnished home. Open plan living/dining area, large combined kitchen/dining. U/ cover entertaining area, fully fenced property. 7 month only lease. 9B Morgans Street $3200/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE NOW Modern 3x3 executive home. O/plan dining, living & gourmet kitchen. Outside features alfresco area. 6 Monks Place $4200/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 10/10/2012 4x3 home completed to the highest standard. Huge open living areas & a beautiful chef’s kitchen. Splendid resort style pool area. 30 Counihan Crescent $4400/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 18/10/2012 Stunning 5x2 property with lovely ocean views and gourmet kitchen. 60 Dowding Way, $6700/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 16/10/2012 Unique 3 dwellings under 1 roof. 3x1 downstairs, 3x3 with entertaining balcony upstairs & a 2x1 unit at the rear. Company accommodation solution. Contact us today about our Premium Management Service

Commercial Rentals Port Hedland

Commercial and Industrial Properties for Sale State Of The Art Workshop

Huge Exposure / Large Site 30 Moorambine Street, Wedgefield • HUGE EXPOSURE – highway being built next door!

1/112 Iron Ore Street, Wedgefield

6/205 Steel Loop, Wedgefield

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• 3x1 executive home with below ground pool

Absolute quality new workshop development Expansive 862m2 total floor area Drive through workshop of approx. 570m2 Huge office approx. 147m2,2x kitchens, 4x bathrooms Mezzanine approx. 147m2, kitchenette & data points Heavy duty reinforced concrete 1740m2 site, 15 car bays Investors return minimum 10.7% net return, $5,769 p/w Never before available quality and size

For Sale

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Return 11.05% Net Purchase NOW to receive 5% off the asking price Top location with highway exposure Brand new, high specification workshop Air cond office with kitchen & bathroom Top of the range with auto door & high roof Workshop approx. 92m2, office 24m2, mezzanine 22m2 Total overall area approx. 183m2 including car bays Quality concrete tilt panel construction Guaranteed to lease - Investors net 11.05%/ $6080pm + depreciation Excellent investment, ideal property, call today

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Ideal For Big Business 31 Harwell Way, Wedgefield

• 2143m2 site, level, fenced,vehicle access to rear • Immaculate brick caretakers residence • Large country kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Workshop approx. 110m2 with 30m2 mezzanine • Two store rooms in workshop, both air cond • Extensive concrete hardstand of approx. 380m2 • Vacant possession - Investors return 10.5% net • Rear access to crown land, dev potential stca • Perfect for small to medium business, call now

Substantial, fenced and level 4449m2 site Spacious solid brick four bedroom home Immaculate near new offices approx. 100m2 Drive through workshop with office & 3 phase Additional hardstand over 280m2 with outdoor three phase power • Investors return a minimum 10% net, $26,000 p/m • Amazingly rare offering in excellent condition, call today

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3A/3 Hunt Street, $4,354/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE NOVEMBER Approx 90m2 office space, shared bathroom and kitchen facilities in excellent condition 3B/2 Byass Street $7,200/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE NOW 150m2 approx. area, 5 individual offices, reception & open plan workspace. Unit 2-5/3241 Throssell Road $9,160/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE NOVEMBER Office/retail, 169m2 area with bathroom and kitchenette. 3/2 Byass Street $12,875/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE NOW 2 300m office, 6 air cond offices, training, reception, bathroom & kitchen.


For Sale $675,000 plus GST if applicable

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• Workshop approx. 200m2 plus 4x transportables

3-44 Counihan Crescent, $11,638/pm + GST Pretty Pool AVAILABLE DECEMBER 190m2 commercial space, incredible views, 3m high ceilings.

1/5 Pardoo Street $2,570/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW 2 70m office space, 2x air cond carpeted offices, bathroom and kitchenette. 18A Munda Way $4,300/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW 1976m2 fully fenced site, room available for lay-down storage or heavy vehicle access and manoeuvring and excellent solution to storage problems. 114 Oxide Way $5,625/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW 2 Huge 3375m approx. flat hardstand, central Wedgefield location, flexible short term lease. 2/103 Oxide Way $6,994/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE MAY 2013 112m2 workshop, 48m2 office, 52m2 mezzanine, 30m2 exclusive hardstand. 1/101 Pinnacles St $7,500/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2 190m workshop, air cond office kitchenette & bathroom, mezzanine. 12 Carlindie Way $9,500/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW 1750m2 site, 120m2 workshop, hugely functional hardstand. 3/101 Pinnacles Street $9,700/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE OCTOBER 319m2 workshop, air cond office, kitchenette & bathroom. 14 Carlindie Way $14,500/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOVEMBER Workshop approx. 54m2, office, kitchenette, bathroom & laundry, 3X1 caretakers.


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Satellite Subsidy Scheme now open FOR SALE - KRONKUP - ALBANY

Applications for the Australian Government’s Satellite Subsidy Scheme are now open in Onslow, Vlaming Head, Karratha South and Wickham. The subsidy is only available in areas requiring satellite TV, as a result of a local TV tower not being upgraded to digital. The

Expressions of Interest Closing 5pm, 16 November 2012 • Selection of 10 fully furnished apartments with ocean and rural views • 2 vacant land sites zoned motel (Lot 14 - 5,231m2 & Lot 15 - 5,964m2) • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage on 865m2 block • World class beaches, fishing and boating minutes away • Suits as holiday apartments, ideal for FIFO workers • Available individually or in one line





signals is a part of the Australian Government’s Digital Switchover, where all analog signals will be progressively switched off around Australia by 2013. Through the new Viewer Access Satellite Television service anyone that is not able to receive television services from a local transmission site will have access to a reliable and professionally operated freeto-air satellite service now and into the future.

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Residents are encouraged to apply before December 24, 2012. The Satellite Subsidy Scheme offers a subsidised installation of satellite TV equipment for eligible





definition Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) set-top box and satellite dish. The VAST service provides the full suite of 17 free-to-air digital

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Black Sorrows to perform tonight in Wickham They’re known for their iconic Australian hits Harley and Rose, Hold onto me and Chained to the Wheel and they’re back in the North West.

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By Tamara Binamat The Black Sorrows will be sharing the stage with fellow nineties rock icons Baby Animals and Renegade to celebrate Wickham’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The event, hosted by the Wickham Community Association, in partnership with the Shire of Roebourne and Rio Tinto, will include a free community fun day at Wickham Oval followed by a concert at the Wickham Picture Gardens.

The concert is tonight, Saturday October 20 and the legendary Joe Camilleri told the Pilbara Echo he is excited to be back in the North West. “The North West for me feels like the last frontier on many aspects, and especially the music scene,” said Camilleri. “There is so much that artists and bands can take back and introduce into their music whilst touring through the North West.” Camilleri has been a crowd pleaser since arriving on the Australian rock music scene in the seventies with Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons. The Black Sorrows came

The line-up for Wickham will include Joe Camilleri, Joe Crieghton, Claude Carranza and Angus Burchall. “The band is really looking forward to the gig in Wickham and we will be playing the whole range of The Sorrows songs,” said Camilleri. “There’s some of the old upbeat rock songs and we will be of course playing the new songs from Crooked Little Thoughts. “The audience can also expect some classic Sorrow blues.” Camilleri



Black Sorrows are keen to experience the Pilbara while here and connect with the audience. “Since I started touring I have always loved playing the smaller more intimate venues, all around Australian and the World,” said Camilleri. “You really can see people connect to the music, and that’s one of the reasons why I love bringing my sounds to as many people and places as possible. “Our tour schedule is pretty packed but I wouldn’t mind taking a few days off and casting some lines into some of the local hotspots. “Maybe I can miss my flight back to Melbourne!”


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Setting Sons tour The Setting Sons rocked out in Hedland last weekend, playing the best of pub rock. You can see the guys play in Karratha this weekend at Ibis Styles (formerly All Seasons) in Karratha from 8pm until midnight.

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Socialites and party people The Pilbara Echo team and their families were treated to a night of good food and great laughs at the Karratha International Hotel last weekend after putting together a bursting-at-theseams edition. With a new sales and news team, the Pilbara Echo is rapidly growing and changing along with our community. Here are the candid snaps, meet the team!

n Miranda and Lily with the head honchos Alan and Hayden

n Advertising sales guru Breda with Sam

n Little Hayden with print production technician Mathias

n Graphic designer Sue

n Sabrina, graphic designer, with Michael and Sam in the background

CONCIERGE EXPRESS KARRATHA Hungry? Don’t waste your time!

n Lee and the Pilbara Echo nanny Jess

Your personal concierge can bring whatever you want All your favourite fast food delivered to your home! 6 pm to 10 pm Everyday

n Westy, senior graphic designer with daughters Aela and Jasmyn

The Woman in Black Starring: Daniel Radcliffe

By Sean Smith, Karratha I like a good scary movie, however, The Woman in Black misses the mark. Set in the Edwardian era, Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a young, broke lawyer mourning the death of his wife. The law firm Arthur is employed by sends him to a small, isolated village to sort through old letters and information found throughout an old decrepit estate that belonged to a deceased local woman. Strangely, the local children in the village are mysteriously dying one-by-one from a range of horrible circumstances. Each time a child dies, a ghoulish woman in black can be seen in the vicinity. She conjures the children into a trance-like state and leads them to their doom.

She is seeking revenge via the local children. Arthur’s young son and nanny are on their way from London to be with him, will his son meet the same fate? Daniel Radcliffe does a good job outside his well-established role of Harry Potter, yet The Woman in Black is predictable, it has all been done before. The Edwardian costumes and architecture in the film help set the scene and the cinematography at times is quite impressive, but I want to be freaked out of my mind whilst watching a horror flick, not thinking how great the costumes are. Yes, there are some anxious moments throughout this movie and yes, you might even let out a slight yelp in parts, though sadly you won’t end up hiding under your lounge in the foetal position with a pillow wrapped around your head.

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PILBARAEVENTSCALENDAR Saturday 20 Rev on the Road International Film Festival. Port Hedland Civic Centre. Treasure Island Pirates, buried treasure, sword fights, treasure maps, muskets! Matt Dann Cultural Centre, 11am and 2pm. West End Movies Spend an evening under the stars at the charming Port Hedland Picture Gardens. Screening tonight is The Castle, rated M. Welcome Back 2 Wickham, Community Fun Day from 10am to 2pm at Wickham Oval. Free event. Celebrity cricket match, roving performers, bouncy castle, bungee run, face painting, henna tattoos, food stalls, and heaps of giveaways. Award Ceremony from 2pm to 3pm at Wickham oval, citizenship award presentations. Concert (18+ event) at Wickham Picture Gardens, featuring Baby Animals and The Black Sorrows, also featuring Renegade. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets are $50. Setting Sons LIVE You can see the guys play in Karratha this weekend at Ibis Styles (formerly All Seasons) in Karratha from 8pm until midnight. Door charge $20. Hedland markets, where a market comes alive every Saturday morning showcasing a large range of stalls set up on the grass and offering a beautiful view over the ocean. Jan Ford Indulgence Centre, 19 Kingsmill St in Port Hedland from 10:00am until 1pm.

House of Shem House of Shem hails from Aotearoa, New Zealand and like many legendary reggae groups this band is built around the classic harmony trio format. At the helm is Carl Perkins, a man with over thirty years experience writing and playing reggae music. As a former member of ‘Herbs’, ‘Mana’ and ‘The Twelve Tribes Of

Israel’, Carl’s musical credentials are impeccable. Joining Carl is two of his sons, Te Omeka and Isaiah, who not only provide harmonies and play keyboards; they are both lead vocalists and composers in their own right. It is this blood link and family bond that renders the sum of their combined voices as something

really extraordinary. Each of the three has their own distinct song writing style and voice, effectively giving the band three lead singers. The harmonies are sublime and the precision of their ensemble performance is phenomenal. Also joining the band for their North West tour will be Chilean Dancehall artists Jahvier aka Dj Sito. The band consists of Aotearoas best reggae musicians Kaya Webster on drums, Francis Harawira on bass, Des Browne on keyboards and Roy Venkataraman on lead guitar.

Te Omeka told the Pilbara Echo the North West would fit right in with the flavor of their music.

“House of Shem music is a positive message of peace, love, harmony, freedom and Pacific reggae music with a Jamacian influence,” said Te Omeka. The band will be performing the big hits from their album Keep Rising including Thinking About You and Keep Rising and new songs from their second album Island Vibration such as Party and Sweet Love.

Sunday 21 Community Markets at Millars Well Primary School 10am-2pm Contact Arran 0408 938 851

Monday 22


Bingo in Hedland Every Monday night, head down to the Port Hedland Golf Club for a fantastic bingo night. All proceeds from bingo go back into running and maintaining the course and machinery of the club. For more information, contact Helen Wright 0400 200 781.

Tuesday 23 Trivia night at Tambrey Tavern from 7pm ‘Kath and Kimderella’ will screen at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre with doors opening at 6pm and screening at 7pm.

Thursday 25 Grumpy Old Fella’s Group Each Thursday from 9.30am to 2.30pm take part in either fishing, cooking, excursions, DVD days, BBQs and games. All activities are free. Morning tea & lunch is provided, as well as transport. Wirraka Maya Social & Emotional Well Being Centre is the base, though many activities are away from the Centre like Cemetery Beach and Finicane Island.

Friday 26 House of Shem at the Finny Club, Port Hedland Jabat Dance Fundraiser The Sapphires This adaptation of the hugely successful Australian stage musical of the same name is inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother and her family. It stars AFI Award winner Deborah Mailman and Australian singer Jessica Mauboy. Time: 8pm Where: Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Hamilton Rd, South Hedland Cost: $25 entry

Saturday 27 House of Shem at Tambrey Tavern, Karratha The last west end markets of 2012. Over 40 food arts and craft stalls and entertainment. Held at Glass Lane and Courthouse Art Gallery Port Hedland, 3-7pm.

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Children’s Halloween Costume Haunted House & Party!


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If you would like to be involved on the night or can assist in set up/decorations please call Josie 0439 097 095

Blanche Bar sets the international scene By Tamara Binamat

Bart parsons has worked in hospitality all over Western Australia, most recently in Point Samson, but it was on the French Riviera where he and partner Hayley Neil conceptualised Blanche Bar, Karratha’s first small bar.

House of Shem at Finny Club, Port Hedland.


n Blanche Bar owners Bart Parsons and Hayley Neil

Millars Well Pavilion

The idea lines up with the changing face of the Pilbara. “We were in Cannes actually drinking a bottle of rosè, a typical French Riviera setting with French people walking around with their dogs, when we pushed the button [to start a small bar].” “We’d been in Paris the night before at the Moulin Rouge and straight out the front of Moulin rouge is Blanche Station. “So that’s where the name came from.” The idea of a small bar is drinks-based rather food-based venues such as a restaurant. Parsons says diners can look forward to food being served from 11am with the menu winding down through the afternoon to a tapas selection. A full service will be on offer during lunch and dinner time. The wine list is intended to be “gourmet” with lists compiled from professionals around the state. After a long process Blanche Bar has officially been granted their liquor licence, one of the

final few steps before announcing the much anticipated opening date. “The [licensing] department has been fairly busy with all the restrictions they’ve been putting in, so it did take a while,” said Parsons. “Being only five or six weeks away from opening it was starting to get a little bit nervous for us. But now we’re done.” After 6pm a strict dress code will be enforced. “So when men and women come into a certain environment they are similar when they walk in,” said Parsons. “Everyone mingles, you could be a lawyer, you could be a builder, we wouldn’t know.” “You’ll have good cocktails, good wine and a relaxed environment. “No getting absolutely blind. Relax, sit down, have coffee, have cake and keep it going.” “We’re going to do a New York style service where it’s very personable, you know the persons name, you know the waiters names.” With building soon to be complete the bar will be open from the end of November to earlyDecember. Anticipation is building as seen on the Blanche Bar facebook page with over 1,000 ‘likes’ and multiple questions asking when the opening date is. For updates on the Blanche Bar process join Blanche Bar on Facebook.

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Free Weekly 20 - 21 October 2012



Mobile workers keep employment market strong Western Australia’s employment sector is set to remain strong with a rise in employer mobility and growth in mining related industries, according to Randstad.  While there are some fears the peak of the mining boom may have passed, Randstad Australia & New Zealand CEO, Fred Van der Tang, says the rapid growth in supportive industries along with the current strength of the state’s overall economy means the local labour market is likely to remain tight. “The recent trade deficit figures have obviously worried some commentators about the long term stability of the mining industry in the Western state,” said Van der Tang. “While it’s always difficult to look into the future, the sustained growth of many local industries, which are not necessarily related to the mining sector, point to

continued strength in the jobs market. “This is good news for employees, many of which are starting to use the tight labour market to start looking for new job opportunities. “With the participation rate high and unemployment level the lowest of any state, Western Australia is undoubtedly a workers market and is likely to remain this way in the near future,” said Van der Tang. “The results show Australian employees are extremely mobile, and it’s logical to think if state economies falter people will consider moving west to secure the ideal job,” said Van der Tang. And it isn’t just Australian workers who are making the move. “This trend isn’t just limited to Australians, with some of our nearest

neighbours also recording extremely high mobility ratings,” said Van der Tang.

medium enterprises recognise Western Australia as a solid business opportunity.    

“Workers from Hong Kong, Malaysia and China were not only rated as the most mobile in the world, but also those who believe they are most overqualified for their current role.

“The employment market is cyclical, and we are currently in a candidate’s market, so jobseekers have the upper hand,” said Allen.

“If these employees look to Australia to further their career opportunities, it’s foreseeable that many will come first to the state with the best performing economy.” Randstad Operations Director for Western Australia, Todd Allen, says the quantity and diversity of companies expanding their businesses in Western Australia is a further sign of the continued confidence and long term economic growth expected. Many

• Minister Simon O’Brien with business guests




“We are unleashing people in WA who until now hadn’t realised it’s time to move on, or just needed a gentle push.” Allen says some people need encouragement, or they just need to ‘flick a switch’ in their mind to say yes, it’s time for a change and something new. “This could mean a promotion or a change in role, company, industry or profession,” said Allen. “With the jobs market likely to remain tight, it’s the organisations and people who best understand the opportunities offered who will prosper.”

• Discussion at the round table focused on issues facing local businesses

Minister O’Brien visits Tom Price for round table with local business WA Minister for Finance, Commerce


and Small Business, Simon O’Brien,

industrial land.





held a round table with local business

Issues raised include development

representatives in Tom Price last week

required to support the tourism industry,

for the Tom Price and Paraburdoo

service provision in town (including

Business Association.

childcare and health) and the need for

The Minister was joined by the

the town to finish the “normalization”

Small Business Commissioner for WA,

process from private to government

David Eaton.

ownership that began in the 1980s, in

In attendance were representatives from






Small Rio


Business Tinto, and

Centre FMG,


local businesses.

particular the mine site light industrial area and town utilities. TPPBA





“In current government policy and planning we see Tom Price lumped into

• The Minister was joined by the Small Business Commissioner for WA, David Eaton

The Minister also travelled to Newman

the category ‘Pilbara other’ instead of

in what he described as a “learning

recognised as an important community

opportunity to highlight at a high level


tour” to learn what the government can

in its own right.

within government that there is a lot

and the levels of social capital that

more going on here then they have

exist,” said Ms Kemp. “So as well as

probably realised,” said Ms Kemp.


do to boost the small business sector in













strong correlation between economic and



this region. Mr Eaton spoke about the

development occurring around us and

government’s recent introduction of an

we have a world-class tourist attraction

alternative dispute resolution service.

at our doorstep, the opportunity to


turn Tom Price into a hub servicing

position based in Tom Price to support


on issues facing local businesses such

the resource and tourism industries is

small business.

networks for communication, support

as the availability and affordability

being missed.

Discussion at the round table focused

The TPPBA is keen to discuss potential government







need to support local businesses by providing opportunities for training development

and motivation.”


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Free Weekly 20 - 21 October 2012

Latin lovers move your feet for cancer research By Ben Leahy Eslpeth Blunt has a simple message for Wickham and surrounding residents.

• Michelle Louis at the Breast Cancer Network Australia

Karratha’s Cancer Support Group By Ben Leahy The Karratha Cancer Support Group came out to support breast cancer research last Friday October 19 by selling Pink Ribbon merchandise at Centro shopping centre. Michelle Louis said the group has been one of the only cancer support groups in Karratha since it was founded in 2004. “The group is there to help and support survivors as well as their carers and family and we also do fund raising drives,” Michelle said. Michelle said she first founded the group when she returned from her own cancer treatment and was looking for someone to discuss and share her experiences with. “I feel that when you have been diagnosed with cancer, there is a huge shock and you want to talk to other people who are going through the same thing,” Michelle said. “You have got your family and friends and they try to understand and want to understand and make you feel good, but sometimes you need to talk to someone who is going through the same thing. Michelle said the group interacts with local health services and tries to advise members and cancer patients what services are available. “If there is a question, we can try and head that person in the right direction to seek an answer, such as by contacting the cancer helpline. This kind of help is especially important

“You have got family and friends...but sometimes you need to talk to someone who is going through the same thing.”

She wants you all to don your best pink clothes, lace-up your dancing shoes and come try Zumba Fitness on October 23. The Wickham resident has been attending Zumba classes in Karratha but is now keen to start them up in Wickham. “It’s a great way to dance, get fit, have fun and raise money for a great cause,” Elspeth said. Zumba is described as an easyto-follow, Latin-inspired mix of dance and fitness, designed to burn calories. “It is not a dance, it is danceinspired,” Elspeth said “The important thing is to just keep your body moving, it is not important to get the steps right.”

because there are few services available to cancer patients in the Pilbara.

“The music is there to keep it all fun.

“As far as I know, we are the only cancer support group up here,” Michelle said.

“We play four different music styles, and you learn a bit about them but the main thing is just to keep moving and get fit.

“We have the palliative care from the hospitals, but I don’t think the Cancer Council has a regional education officer here anymore for instance – I think it has been 12 months since we last had one.” But above all, the main aim of the group is simply to provide friendly support, according to Michelle.

Elspeth began Zumba in Alice Springs where she said the fitness craze is huge. “I love dancing and I’ve got a background as a dance teacher,

“When we meet up we are quite a fun group, we laugh and joke – I mean obviously there are sad times,” Michelle said. “At the meetings I do ask if there is anything anyone wants to bring up but overall the idea is to be friends and to help one another.” The Karratha Cancer Support Group will hold its next fundraiser in support of the Lung Foundation toward the end of November. Anyone is welcome to attend a cancer support meeting – for more information call Michelle Louis on 0427 852 117.

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but Zumba is such high energy and I just love to dance in a room full of people. “So I fell for it straight away. Zumba Party in Pink raising money for breast have been happening all Australia throughout and October.

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As well as fundraising parties, Zumba are donating money from merchandise sales and have even commissioned Vanilla Ice to rerelease a special remix of Ice Ice Baby for the cause. Wickham’s Elspeth said the Party in Pink was a great way to kick-off Zumba in the town with $10 donations from each participant going to support breast cancer research. “I thought I could combine the two and raise some money for a great cause while also gauging the interest for a Zumba class in Wickham,” Elspeth said. And once locals give Zumba a try, Elspeth thinks they will be hooked. “There is a really great vibe, everyone is there to have a party and you are working out without really realizing,” she said. Party in Pink kicks-off at Wickham Community Hall from 6.30pm. Entry is a $10 donation. For information call Elspeth Blunt on 0424 274 383.

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WA’s top safety boss takes out national award Western Australia’s head of resources safety has been named the national 2012 Occupational Health and Safety Leader of the Year. Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Resources Safety Executive Director Simon Ridge took on 19 competitors to claim the prestigious title at the Next Generation Mining Australia Summit in Adelaide. Mr Ridge – who is only two months into his new DMP role – was recognised for his tireless work in the State Government’s ongoing resources safety reforms. In his previous role as the department’s Mines Safety Director, Mr Ridge was instrumental in the recruitment of additional safety inspectors and a new industry funded system under the Reform and Development at Resources Safety (RADARS) strategy. RADARS was established in 2010 as part of the State Government’s response to independent reviews and inquiries, such as the 2009 Kenner Review of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994, and a spate of mining fatalities. • DMP Resources Safety Executive Director Simon Ridge

Thai style chicken curry Serves 4

By Aoife Conway


2 tablespoons of peanut oil

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.

2 chicken fillets

Toss sliced chicken in flour.

300ml of chicken stock

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200 ml of water 100g of plain flour 1 chopped brown onion 2 cloves of sliced garlic 1/2 teaspoon of crushed ginger 1 tsp of chopped lemon grass

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SALE on SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER at 12 FLANNELBUSH TURN, NICKOL. 8.00am to 12 noon. Leaving town sale includes bikes, 275L fridge freezer, dining table & chairs, outdoor settings, camping gear, plants, BBQ sets, electronics, kitchenware, clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelleries etc. Phone: 9186 2367 HOUSEHOLD items for sale. New fridge, cabinets, couches, Belgium rug, etc. must go. 13 Ridge Elbow, Nickol West. Call: 0412 450 868. MONSTER Garage Sale - 1 Tue Place, Millers Well Karratha. Heaps of plants, kids stuff, household items, clothes, picture frames. Complete shed clean up. Saturday Sunday 20th to 21st, 8am till late. SUNDAY 28 October at 160A Withnell Way, Bulgara from 8am. Wheelbarrow, pool, single bed & mattress, tall boy, BS table, pots, toys, fans, rug, bar stools, pet carriers, 1/2 wine barrels etc etc. TUPPERWARE (Ex Demo & 2nd Hand in Exc Cond-unless sold earlier). Plants and household stuff. Garage Sale at 11 Stanbridge Way, Millars Well on Sat 27th Oct from 8-11am. NO early birds please. GARAGE

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Izzy. Tan/White & Black dogs. Got out of yard in Pegs creek Saturday night after 9pm 6th October. If you have seen them or know where they are, Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please call Emma on 0439 347 629

~~MOTORCYCLES motorcycles BIKE Yamaha 2006 Virago 250cc Cruiser V twin. Recently serviced with 3300km clocked. Selling for $3800. Contact 0466 113 105. KTA HONDA CRF 450 2010 hardly used, new tyre, chain + sprockets. Good cond, must sell $7500 Ph 0467 485 059 HONDA XR parts, Acerbis long range tank $250, carby $100, exhaust $100, seat $100, brand new front fender $50 - were on XR 600 but may suit other models - call 0439 515 708 SUZUKI DRZ400S 98 New tyres & batt low k”s good con KTA ph 0417 270 325 SUZUKI rm 250 2001 for sale, good runner, needs tidy up, Millars TREATMENTS Well,AUSTRALIA call WIDENath for details 0416 730 560

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Squash Pennant starting Friday 19th October. 4-6pm. Also Coaching and Grading 3-4pm every Friday. Email David for more info, david@lifeandsoul. Where: Dampier Squash Club MILLARS Well Primary School Fete & Sunday markets. Sunday 21st October 9am-3pm. rides, stalls, food, pet show at 2pm. JUNIOR


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Classes in Karratha. Tuesday 6pm, Thursday 7.30pm @ Millars Well Pavilion. Contact Courtney 0427 133 307. Monday 5.45pm @ Karratha Senior High School Performing Arts Centre, Saturday 8am @ Salvation Army Hall. Contact Gráinne 0437 903 571 YOGA

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BUSINESS FOR SALE IN EXMOUTH $99,500 Well maintained and well supported by locals and tourists for over 6 years, great reputation, great place to live, and be your own boss. House and business package available if needed. Contact Graeme 0402 573 311










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DAMPIER House for Private Sale. Price reduced to $980,000 negotiable. Listed on au Property ID: 13571. 3 x 1 with a study. 9x6 powered workshop. Front and rear patios. Fully fenced lockable backyard. Reno’ed throughout. To arrange a viewing please call 0418 833 459.

FIBRO Beach House 3x1 in Horrocks Beach in strata block. 2nd house from the front of the jetty. Awesome fishing and reef surf spots. Abrolhos Islands are 80km offshore. Reluctant sale but it is hardly used. $350,000. Four lines. Contact 0438 343 069 for more details. Unlimited submissions.




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Light Vehicles

3 x JLG 600AJ Boom, 2 x JLG 80HX Boom, 1 x 10 x Nissan Patrol, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Hilux, 1 x 1999 Toyota HZJ75 4x4 Ambulance Snorkel SL20 Scissor


Agricultural Tractors & Equipment Miscellaneous


1 x 2012 Deutz Fahr Agro Farm 100 4x4 c/w 1 x Precision 1.5m Lathe, 1 x Llaron K4 Milling FEL (Unused), 1 x Heston 5670 Hay Bailer, 1 x Machine, 1 x Hapco Univeal Drill/Mill, 1 x 40ft New Holland 847 Hay Bailer, 1 x Dearces Container, 2 x 20ft Containers, Qty Buckets etc Bale Dispenser, 1 x Harvey Bale Dispenser


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3 x 1986 Mercedes Benz 305 Link

1 x 2007 Caterpillar Caterpillar 140H


Skid Steer Loaders


Telescopic Handlers

140M, 1 x 2007


2 x Compair 400CFM- 380CFM, 260CFM & 1 x 2012 Caterpillar 226 (Unused), 1 x 2004 Caterpillar 252B 180CFM, 1 x Sullair 180CFM


1 x 2010 Hangcha 7 Ton (Unused), 1 x 2012 1 x 2012 Manitou MT1440 Hangcha 5 Ton (Unused), 1 x Toyota 3FG40, 1 x Big 2005 Caterpillar TH330B Joe Electric Pallet Stacker, 1 x Toyota FG35





1 x 40ft Tri Axle Flat Top, 1 x Tri rii Axle Side Tipper 4 Box & Furniture Trailers, 1 x Atlas Copco 550KVA, 1 x Pietbow 380KVA, (Damaged), Various 8x4 & 6x4 arshall Lethlean Tri Axle Cart, 1x Barkley 65KVA, 1 x Kubota 14KVA, 1 x Atlas 1 x 1995 Marshall Custom ustom Made Bogie Axle Dolly Copco 10KVA, 3 x Kubota 6KVA


Hydraulic Excavators ators

1 x 2010 Caterpillar lar ar 336DL, 1 x 2011 Volvo EC290BLC (Unused), Unused), 1 x 2006 Luigong CLG925 (Low ow hours), ours), 1 x Komatsu PC300-6 (Non Running), 19 Hitachi EX75UR 1994


Lighting Towers

2 x Allight 4 head, 3 x JLG 4 head


1 x 2008 Ive Iveco 8x4 C/Chassis, 1 x 2006 Mack Metroliner M 6x4 Concrete Agitator, 1 x 2003 FH12 Volvo 6x4 Prime Mover, 1 x 1991 Mack CHR 6x4 Prime Mover, 1 x 2007 Isuzu FTS750 4x4 c/w Palfinger PK18501

Wheel Loaders

1 x 2011 Caterpillar 938H (Unused), 1 x Volvo L120C


Skid Steers

Agricultural Tractors


Articulated Trucks

1 x 2012 AMS 12m x 3m Office (Unused), 1 x 2012 AMS 12m x 3m Office

Crawler Tractors


3 x 2005 Genie GS 1930 Scissor

1 x Caterpillar D6, 1 x Caterpillar D9N

Hydraulic Excavators

1 x 2007 PC 800-8, 2 x 2006/2005 Caterpillar 330DL, 2 x 2007 XCE230LC-8 (Unused), 2 x 2007 XCG240LC-8 (Unused) , 1 x 2007 XCG60-8 (Unused), Kobelco SK200


1 x Bucket to suit Liebherr 944-PC1250-R1700

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1 x John Deere 670B, 1 x 2000 Caterpillar 140H


3 x 631D, 1 x 631E

FORD 250, 7.3 LTR chipped 114613km auto o/drive b/bar spotties lock remove canopy roof rack solar panels tow hitch reverse camera sensor 6 new goodrich tyres 5 gd spares long range fuel tanks 4 batteries elec brakes cb radio traysides eidran@ for photos. will deliver 0428 939 140 $68000 FORD Falcon XR6 Tickford Silver 2002. 5 spd manual, Tickford engine, Original Tickford rims, Cruise Control, A/C, CD stereo, Tow Bar, Black interior, New Window tint. 6 mnths Rego. $7800. Located in Karratha. Ph 0407 983 819 HONDA Accord ‘99’. Auto. 287,000kms. Full Electrics, new transmission and starter motor, power steering and air con. Rego paid until Feb 2013. Great to drive and kept clean. Moving interstate must sell! $4000 ono. Call Glen 0413 638 532 HONDA Oddysey, 2008, silver, cruise control, air con, very low km, 53,000km, big and spacious, a very good car for the busy mum with kids. $24,999 or offer please, call 0421 645 349 for viewing anytime. HYUNDAI i20 2011 15,000kms, manual, silver, 3 door, $13500, tinted, located KTA PH: 0400 810 703 JEEP Cherokee Ltd 4x4 2006. Blue, Unleaded, 3701cc V6, Wagon, Automatic, 87,000kms, Selec-Trac diff system, ARB Roo bars, tow bar. $14,500 ono. URGENT SALE required, make an offer. Karratha, Ph 0447 968 876



FORD 250, 7.3 LTR chipped 114613km auto o/drive, b/bar, spotties, lock remove canopy, roof rack, solar panels, tow hitch, reverse camera sensor, 6 new Goodrich tyres, 5 gd spares, long range fuel tanks, 4 batteries, elec brakes, CB radio, traysides. E: eidran@ for photos. Will deliver 0428 939 140 $68,000

2004 BA XR6 Turbo Sedan

Phantom Purple, 115,000kms, new roof lining, logbook services, serviced 10/10/12. Full leather Interior, Sportshift Automatic $10,500 ONO Ph 0439 810 243 KTHA

LANDROVER motor, diesel 4 cylinder, from a series 3, plus assorted parts including original air compressor, four brand new pistons still in box, will separate or sell complete, call - 0439 515 708 MAZDA 3, 2008 Model, 1 Owner, Great Condition, New tyres, Full Service History, $13 500 ONO, Ph 0400 216 636 MAZDA Bravo 2002 Twin Cab with aluminium tray 2.6 L petrol, 4x4, automatic windows and mirrors. 90,000kms Great Tradies Ute $10,000 ono Phone 0410 423 635 NISSAN Patrol ST 2007 Turbo Diesel, Low Ks 98000, Auto, Heavy Duty Winch, Tow Bar, Bull Bar, P/W, Dvd, Books, Just Had Major Service, 7 Seater, White, Like New. Cost Over $75000 Buy Now $33500. Contact me on 0435 942 310 need it sold ASAP

Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996 Limited - 6-cylinder, automatic, 4wd, fuel, 239.000kms, full electric (windows, seats), leather seats, 7 seaters, aircon freezing cold. Incredibly well maintained - Spotless! Drives perfectly. Rego until Feb. 2013. In Port Hedland. $12,500. Call Antony 0498 051 750

NISSAN Navara D40 Dual Cab. Nov 2011. Manual, Bull Bar, Tow Bar, 6mth rego. Only 12,000km. As new condition. $38,500. Ph 0403 308 927 NISSAN Skyline 1995 68,000kms. GTS-T R33. Good condition, turbo, blow off valve. $10,000 Phone 0419 950 920 PRADO GXL 2007 127,000kms full electrics, dual battery w/ plug in rear, just serviced. Great condition. $30000 ono Kar Ph 0429 853 046. TOYOTA ‘98 100 series GXL Landcruiser (KTA), 4.2L Diesel, white, full service history, 269k on odo, dual Batt, bull bar, spotties. Very reliable, extremely neat and tidy car, always kept clean and well maintained. $21,000. Call Stuart on 0409095727 or email for more details. TOYOTA 76 Series WORKMATE. 4.5l Diesel, 78000kms, one owner, excellent condition, over $15000 in extras, $54000 Ph 0457 519 798 or 0409 880 090. Karratha TOYOTA Gearbox, landcruiser 70 series brand new still in box, bought for troopcarrier HZJ-78R, 4.164 diesel but not needed $2500 Phone Ken 0402021199

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1 x 2006 Bobcat T190, 1 x 2007 Mustang 2076

1 x 2007 Tag-a-long tri Axle Low Loader, 1 x 1 x Massey Fergurson 373 4x4, 1 x John 2010 B.T.E Grain Tipper Deere 8770 4x4, 1 x Lamborghini Cross 55/503 4x4, 1 x New Holland L75 4x4 Transportables 2 x 2002 Volvo A40D, 2 x 2004 Hitachi AH400


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1 x 2011 Hino FM8J 6x4 Service Truck, 1 x 2006 Acco 2350G 8x4 Service Truck, 1 x 2007 Isuzu MPR300 4x2 T/Top, 1 x 1999 Hino FF Road Sweeper, 1 x 1998 Hino 4x2 c/w Paveline Patch mobile, 1 x 1997 Isuzu NPR 4x2 Pantec, 1 x 2003 Isuzu FSS 550 4x4 Fire Tender, 1 x 2006 Sterling LT9500 6x4 Prime Mover, 1 x 2006 Volvo FM12 6x4 Prime Mover, 1 x Scania 142H 6x4 Prime Mover, 1 x 2001 Volvo FL250 6x4 Tipper, 1 x 2007 Iveco 6x4 c/w MJE Side Loader, 1 x 2006 Iveco 6x4 c/w MJE FL Waste Compactor, 1 x 1995 Kenworth C501 6x4 Prime Mover, 1 x 2007 Isuzu NPR300 4x2 T/ Top, 1 x 2005 Isuzu NPR400 4x2 Crew/Cab

Wheel Loaders & Dozers

1 x 1995 Caterpillar 980F, 1 x 2007 Komatsu WD600-3 Wheel Dozer, 1 x 1996 Tiger T690D Wheel Dozer, 1 x 2000 Caterpillar 950G II



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VOLKSWAGEN motors and assorted carbies, air cleaners, plus brand new barrels and heads, will sell separately or as a bundle - call 0439 515 708 ~~WANTED wanted

DUO looking to jam with some good ol’ boys who play bass, drums and guitar.. 0434 214 149 MIG welder, handy man type, must be in good cond. KTA ph 0417 270 325 OUTBOARD motor HP 10 15, good running order call Baza 0499 763 648 WANT to buy - Cheap caravan. Call Dominic 0439 213 576 after 6pm. WANTED experienced free divers who have a passion for spearfishing. Call Dan 0405 569 991 WANTED to buy any size Gold Nuggets, Gold ect. Excellent Price paid. Please contact Rodney on 0403 777 222. I am based in Victoria, but can travel to you. public notices

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TAKE NOTICE that an action has been commenced against you in the District Court of Western Australia, action number CIV 1827 of 2012 in which the plaintiff ’s claim is for recovery of debt. AND that it has been ordered that service of the writ on you be effected by this advertisement. If you wish to defend the action you must within 35 days from the publication of this advertisement, inclusive of the date of publication, enter an appearance, either personally or by solicitor at the Registry of the District Court of Western Australia, 500 Hay Street, Perth. In default of appearance, judgment may be entered against you.

Pilbara smart metering program Water Corporation, supported by the Australian Government’s Water for the Future initiative is bringing the Smart Meter Program to the Pilbara Region. Residential, business and industrial customers in Port and South Hedland, Wedgefield, Karratha, Roebourne, Point Sampson and Wickham will be fitted with a Smart Meter cyble during October 2012 to June 2013. Smart Meters help customers to track and monitor their water use, enable early leak detection and allow remote meter reading so we no longer need to enter your property. Customers will be notified a week prior to installation. Visit or call us on 1300 650 483 for more information.

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TOYOTA Landcruiser 100 series, 4.2l diesel, new A/T tyres, 6 seater, manual, 6 months reg, ARB bullbar, spotlights, CD player, full service history, 132000 km, timing belt and rear main seal done, snorkel and rear wheel carrier - not fitted, selling due to moving south, $24,000 ono, Ph 0407 370 927. TOYOTA Landcruiser 91 80 Series Wagon Diesel, New Tyres, lift kit, receipts for lots of work completed, well looked after, and vgc wagon, 6mths rego. $16750 Ph 0407 670 438 TROOPY 2002 model for sale $13500 ono. 225000km, 2 spare tyres, bullbar, snorkel, cb radio, seats 11 call Andy 0437 702 179 or Bill 0437 809 740 TURBO diesel Nissan Patrol 2005 $24000 ono. snorkel, bull bar, tow bar, leaf springs, full canopy, dual battery. Call Bill 0437 809 740 or Lesley 0408 903 738


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Inspection: Monday 22ND & Tuesday 23RD October 8:00am – 4:30pm • Note: GST exclusive auction, buyers premium of 10% + GST applies up to $3,500 And 5% + GST thereafter on hammer price. • Photographic details & catalogues available via website. • Internet Bidding Assistance email or call our office.


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Information Evening “Year 7 Students to attend St Luke’s College” 2015 To be held at St Luke’s College 29th October 2012 at 7.00pm Parents of all 2012 Year 4 students and any interested parents from all schools are strongly encouraged to attend. The evening will outline specifically how St Paul’s Primary and St Luke’s College are going to facilitate the transition for Year Seven Students in Karratha.



Bookings: 1300 655 720 or online


Casual / Relief Work CHEFS WANTED STAFF WANTED  Organic,  healthy  +  creative  food  knowledge for  Soul  cafe  opening  soon  in  Karratha. Talented Chefs and/oroCooks andon  wait E:   r  call  Beth   0422  staff 667  6with 49.  

Organic, healthy, creative food experience and a passion for good food are encouraged to apply, to join our excited, happy team.

OPENING MID OCTOBER Call Beth on 0422667649 Or email

Handy man/maintenance required to assist our current service rep. to service & install water systems.

All training is provided. Must have available time as a second job, and be hands on type of person. Please email or call Karen on 0419964225. Must have a drivers licence and be a resident of Karratha.

Drug & Alcohol Specimen collection: Experience preferred, not essential. Would suit semi -retired nurse (EN / AIN) or shiftworker. Flexible hrs, own transport, mobile phone. Please forward resume including names of 2 referees to


Mechanic required for fleet servicing/ maintenance in the north-west. 55 hours per week, $40 per hour plus $750 per week housing allowance. Company vehicle, mobile phone and uniform supplied. On-going development & product training. Current WA HR licence and ability to pass regular D&A tests required. WP & LF tickets are highly desirable though not essential. As we offer a housing allowance, we do not supply accommodation. Call Joe 0481297552 or send resume to


SCHOOL BUS DRIVER $30 per hour plus superannuation. 4 hours per school day. Hedland area. Morning and Afternoon run. Manual Toyota Commuter Bus. Car licence with F extension needed (LR licence preferable), Mobile phone, Working with Children ID, Senior First Aid desirable. Reliable applicants need only apply.

2 x Refrigeration Mechanics

Pilbara Ice Machines has two apprenticeship positions available for two highly motivated people. Specialising in a unique field of refrigeration this would be an excellent opportunity for those who are driven, have a high attention to detail and are able to handle the Pilbara conditions. Drivers Licence required. If you would like to apply, please call Pilbara Ice Machines to arrange an interview on 0438 813 462.

The above full time position has become available for an immediate start for the right applicant who will possess excellent work ethics and time management skills. Duties include manning the reception counter, typing, all office filing, mail processing, telephone, general office duties, assistance to the Project, HSE and Administrative managers as directed and maintaining the cleanliness of the office. We would expect the successful applicant to posses the following skills: - Proficient with Data Entry and excellent typing skills - Understand general office procedures including document management, filing and archiving - Competent with Microsoft Suite including : Excel – intermediate level – spread sheets using formulas and page links Word – intermediate level – minutes and company letter writing - Competent with Microsoft Outlook 2010 includingSending out meeting requests, organising schedules/tasks Position hours are Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm, with some overtime as required. We offer a competitive, well above award rate of pay for the right applicant. A current drivers licence and own transport is essential. Applications close 02.11.12 but early applicants will be considered for an immediate start Please forward applications to: Fax to 9185 2654, email to or post to The Office Manager PO Box 174 KARRATHA WA 6714

An opportunity is now available in our Karratha office for this full time local position.


An experience in sales is a strong advantage, but not a necessity. Training shall be provided. The successful applicant shall have drivers licence and be able to pass national police clearance. High emphasis on customer service and attention to detail. An attractive salary is offered.

Reporting to: Office Manager Reporting procedure: Weekly meeting / half-yearly performance review Salary: Negotiated. Hours: Full-time Location: WYAC main office

Please contact Wridgways Karratha office on 9183 8200 to arrange an interview.

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Administration Assistant

ST LUKE’S COLLEGE Invites applications for an

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT The IT Technician will be responsible for installing and maintaining computer hardware, software and network printers. The ideal applicant should possess knowledge in the following areas: • Computer hardware and software systems and applications • Email agent (i.e. Outlook and Outlook Web App) For full details and application package, please contact: The Business Manager (08) 9144 1081


The administrative assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to staff and managing reception. Duties and responsibilities: Greet members and visitors and refer them to appropriate staff Answer phone calls and take messages Assist staff with administrative duties as required Collect mail, distribute incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail Keep a record of required office supplies and submit to the office manager on a weekly basis for ordering Complete general filing, typing scanning and copying as required Assist members to complete membership applications Assist heritage team to complete employment forms Maintain a register of contacts (i.e., enter business card details into contacts) Maintain a file of local/related news stories and photographs Organise cleaning of the company vehicle Keep the office noticeboard up to date with relevant information and news Assist members to complete applications for membership assistance program Organise and collect catering as required Ensure the office is tidy and welcoming. Required qualifications, experience and skills: Essential: Microsoft office skills; competency in typing; and, personable and professional manner. Desired: Drivers License. Closing Date: 23rd October 2012 CV’s can be emailed to or posted to PO Box 249 Roebourne WA 6718

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Long & Short Term Positions

Aircraft Refueller Barrow Island and Karratha Airport

Shell Australia, is a leading provider of aircraft refueling services at Australian Airports. We currently have a vacancy for a highly flexible and dedicated Aircraft Refueller. The role involves the safe refueling of aircraft and other site operations including equipment checks. This role is based in Karratha, but will require the successful incumbent to provide leave relief and cover shifts at Barrow Island and Karratha Airport as required by the business. Candidates are required to hold a current Heavy Rigid license for a minimum period of 12 months. Candidates will be required to have certification in or be willing to obtain a Dangerous Goods (by bulk road) driver license after commencing employment. Candidates that hold a current ASIC, Multi Combination license, have Refuelling experience or have completed a defensive driver course will be highly regarded. Safety focused and proactive candidates must be prepared to champion current HSSE (Health, Safety, Security & Environment) practices and initiatives. You must be a strong team player with good communication skills. Basic computer skills will be highly regarded. This is a 24-hour, 7 day a week operation. Applicants must be flexible and familiar with shift work requirements. Working at heights and manual handling are a requirement of this position. Pre-employment medical and health assessment is a requirement of the selection process. This position is a designated position and as such may be subject to random medical, drug and alcohol assessment. To apply, please email your detailed CV/Resume to: Applicants must possess relevant Australian work permits or residence status. Applications close Wednesday 31 October 2012.

DFP Recruitment Services is one of Australia’s leading recruitment services. Established in 1981, DFP has developed a reputation for delivering specialist services in temporary, permanent and volume staffing services combined with ethics, integrity and professionalism. We are currently seeking experienced personnel for the following positions: • Boilermakers with EWP & Working Heights • Forklift Drivers • Reception/Administrators • Riggers – basic, intermediate & advanced • Riggers with EWP & Working Heights • Riggers – Cape Preston inducted, Rio inducted, Pluto inducted • HC and MC Drivers Please note you must hold a current driver’s licence and be prepared to undergo a drug & alcohol screen. To register please email your resume to or call our Karratha branch on 08 9185 9700

Shop 7/18 Hedland Place Karratha WA, 6714 Phone: 9185 9700

Port Hedland Manager PLWA has earned the reputation as an efficient, diversified, well-equipped and price competitive general services Indigenous contractor, operating in the mining industry. With offices in Port Hedland, Newman and Perth our business continues to grow at a fast pace while investing in the future of our Indigenous employees and the Pilbara communities. Due to this growth, we are looking to engage a residential Port Hedland Manager to join our team. The successful person will be a key member of the Management team and will be responsible for the overall operations and financial accountability of the Port Hedland Branch. Applicants currently residing in Port Hedland will be highly desired. Some of the specific duties of this position will include: • Provide leadership and operational management in its Port Hedland Operations; • Continuously strives to improve the quality of the services being provided and to foster innovation, learning and professional growth; • Ensure that all staff practice responsibly, ethically and that they promote a culture that upholds responsible and ethical behavior, integrity, and accountability; • Establish and maintain effective control mechanisms for operations in Port Hedland to ensure the integrity of internal control and management information systems; • Ensure that the operations and activities of PLWA Group are conducted in compliance with relevant legislative frameworks, applicable by-laws, regulations, governance arrangements, policies and sound business practices; • Lead by example in everything you do;

To be successful in this role you will need to display that you are a “Proven Leader” who generates respect by who you are. You will also need to demonstrate: • 5 years in a leadership/managerial role (in an operational role); • Experience in driving improvements in OH&S and Quality improvement; • Professional Presentation; • Computer literate – MS Office and Mail; • Able to generate and work with cost analysis and budgets. This is a long term career opportunity in a rapidly expanding company with an extremely exciting future in the resources sector and a company that is passionate about the development of Indigenous Australian’s in the Pilbara region. PLWA are an indigenous company who employ on merits, ability and capability.

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To apply for this positions please email your resume to Geoff Selfe (Human Resources Manager) or contact (08) 9313 3222

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Tom Price Fun Run winners By Melissa May The Annual Rio Tinto Fun Run took place last weekend with 42 participants running out from the Vic Hayton Memorial Pool for a 5-kilometre or 10-kilometre course. This year the event also included a lap-a-thon on the Clem Thompson Oval for the younger running enthusiasts. Temperatures were hot with it hitting 39.4 degrees early in the day.         The event ran smoothly and massive thanks go to all people who volunteered their services for the day. These volunteers are the reason we can run these events. It was great to see some of the young kids out and about on the oval event. All kids walked away winners and it was awesome to see the smiles on their faces. Thanks to the shire and all people

who helped out with the preparation and running of the event. Also particular thanks to the pool who hosted the event and assisted in the preparation and running of the day as well. The events sponsors, Rio Tinto, The Shire of Ashburton and Bodyline Gymnasium all made the event the success it was and we are already looking at improvements for next year. The Shire of Ashburton hosted a breakfast barbecue for participants at the pool on completion of the course.

Category winners as follows: 5km Junior Male – Cameron Wallace 5km Junior Female – Tenika English 5km - Open Male - JJ Vilioen 5km - Open Female - Beth Rogers 10km - Open Male - Ben Bickley 10km - Open Female - Kylie English.

Kids encouraged to Stand Up for their health and be active Children and adolescents are accumulating up to eight hours of sitting on a daily basis, research to be presented by Dr Dale Esliger from Loughborough University has found that children accumulate 4.5 hours of sedentary time each day between the ages of three to six years, after which there is a reasonably steady increase through to 18 years of age. By age 10 children are accumulating six hours a day, and by the time they reach age 17-18 they are at nearly eight hours. The increase in sedentary time is steepest between the ages of 11-13 years. “Methods of counteracting the incline need to be developed, based upon an improved understanding of this phenomenon and its cause,” said Dr Esliger. Overcoming children’s sedentary levels will be a focus of the be active 2012 conference, with numerous presentations looking at how to reduce sitting and inactivity within the home and school settings. Dr Andrew Atkin from the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research said there are many factors at home and in

• Junior winners of the lap-a-thon

• All puffed out at the Vic Hayton Memorial Pool

Dr Amanda Staiano from Pennington Biomedical Research Center said having a television in the bedroom was associated with 2.7 greater odds of elevated cardiometabolic risk among youth.

the family that can influence sedentary time. “We found that the home setting is an important sphere of influence on changes in the sedentary behaviour of children,” said Dr Atkin. “For example, children of different social class have different sedentary time patterns. “Parental rules and their own sedentary behaviour habits can also be influential. “Intervention strategies that aim to reduce parent’s weekend screen-time, increase family participation in sports and recreation (for boys) and promote freedom to play outside (for girls) may contribute towards preventing the increase in sedentary time as children get older,” said Dr Atkin. Further research to be presented highlights that health promotion interventions should promote strategies to limit electronic media equipment in the home including in children’s bedrooms. TV limiting devices and active video games show some promise for decreasing sedentary screen time and increasing children’s activity at home.

“Television in the bedroom and watching more than two hours a day is associated with greater odds of elevated waist circumference. Reduced television viewing could protect our youth,” said Dr Staiano. Another way to encourage physical activity is by parents playing a key role in providing physical activity opportunities for their children, as well as adopting attitudes, parenting practices and behaviours that influence physical activity behaviours. “The importance of the family in influencing the physical activity behaviours of children is well established,” said Adam Lloyd from the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids project. “Emerging evidence has highlighted the importance of fathers as role models and facilitators of physical activity for their children. “At the be active 2012 conference our findings will show that targeting and improving a father’s physical activity-related parenting practice may be a promising strategy to improve children’s physical activity levels.”

Professor Leon Straker from Curtin University said the school setting also presents as an opportunity to reduce sedentariness and enhance physical activity, yet concerns have been realised that children may be more sedentary at school. “Within our study, children were more sedentary when at school, suggesting we are not teaching children good life habits,” said Professor Straker. Associate Professor Erica Hinckson from Auckland University of Technology says redesigning the school environment may encourage children to move more.

“Findings indicate that the current style of teaching will accommodate a redesign of the classroom environment to increase movement in children,” said Dr Hinckson. “While some concerns were expressed regarding the incorporation of standing desks and swiss balls, teachers and principals were willing to try new approaches.” Through children becoming less sedentary, better health amongst our children will certainly be achieved.

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Free Weekly 20 - 21 October 2012

• BMX Riders who completed the camp Leland LE Breton left, Luke Madill Centre

BMX training camp Luke Madill an elite BMX rider, who competed in the 2008 Olympic Games, came to Karratha BMX Club during the second week of the school holidays to hold a four day training camp. Luke taught the 35 local riders who turned up how to get a BMX bike around the track in the quickest time possible. He covered skills such as getting out of the start gate, pumping, jumping, cornering and race craft. All those who attended improved their riding skills over the four days. Luke not only passed on his knowledge of racing but also how to prepare for racing. He gave talks on nutrition and food,

what to do for a recovery session and how to improve your strength and fitness for BMX riding. Our local coaches developed coaching plans with Luke for all our riders preparing for the National Titles to be held in Brisbane in May 2013. The Karratha BMX Riders would like to thank the Department of Sport & Recreation and Rio Tinto for helping bring an elite rider to the Pilbara. With their support, our kids were thrilled with the opportunity to train with the best. All riders who attended the camp received a certificate of accomplishment from Leland Le Breton representing Rio Tinto and Luke Madill.

Wickham skydivers back in the air By Ben Leahy The Wickham Skydivers group are back jumping out of airplanes again – only they are not doing it in Wickham anymore. The group began doing tandem jumps from Port Hedland on the weekend of October 13, having earlier closed the club temporarily because they lacked a home airport. Wickham Skydivers chief instructor Ralph Ford said anybody wanting to experience the thrill of their first skydiving plunge could now book in for a jump from the northern Pilbara city.

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“We are back operational and offering tandem jumps at Port Hedland,” Ralph said. “And the club hopes to be operational again for regular club jumpers and to train students at the Roebourne airstrip early in the new year.

The club lost their home airport earlier this year when Rio Tinto reclaimed the Wickham airstrip to build rail infrastructure. But the mining giant has promised Wickham Skydivers a spot at the nearby Roebourne airstrip, where it is funding upgrade work, including remediation work to remove asbestos from the site. Ralph said he cannot wait to be fully operational at Roebourne because the club has proven a huge success with locals, especially mining workers. “It is fair to say that when people here in the Pilbara have time off, there is not a lot for them to do,” Ralph said. “Also many locals have the income to be able to do a sport like skydiving. Many locals also seem to have the offbeat temperament to hurl themselves from a perfectly fine plane, if a YouTube clip showing a bunch of nude skydivers above Wickham is anything to go by.

• BMX riders getting air time. Callum Kirkwood in the air left, Dylan Bennetts in the air right

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Port Hedland baseball season opens up with big wins in all grades By Bob Neville Reigning premiers the Pirates opened up the 2012-13 Port Hedland baseball season with a big win over Swans while Sharks came from behind to score six times in their fifth at bat to secure a three-run win over Brewers. Christian Wise sailed the Pirates to victory with a scintillating display of pitching, striking out nine opposition

Shane John earned the same hitting

apiece after two completed digs, but

a double and single while some 14 runners

score and Mark James brought up two

the game went Brewers way as the third

were put on base on balls with Sharks only

doubles for three RBI.

saw another three runners across the

picking up three safe hits for the night.

Swans were hitless in the first four digs but came up with three safe hits from

plate while Kenny Brackin came onto the mound to shut the Sharks down.

Ronnie Budd topped Brewers hit list with a double and two singles plus five RBI

Liam Gangell, Matthew Glasson and Jake

The fourth saw both sides score nothing

from three at bats with Steven Burnham

Ballantyne to score three times in their

as Brackin and opposite number Rob

going three from five and Richard King

final at bat.

Deburgh both came up with clean sheets

one from two plus two walks.

Pitcher Daniel Porritt came away with

followed by a two-run dig to Brewers for

The B Grade results saw Pirates sail over

the loss but took away five strikeouts

an 11-6 lead before Sharks turned on the

the top of Swans in a 19-7 result while


heat with six big runs in their fifth at bat.

Brewers overhauled Sharks 10 runs to four.






batters in four innings to register no hits,

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no walks and no runs in the 14-3 win.

the mound.

Sharks defence held up once more in

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South Hedland each Saturday afternoon at 4pm and evening games are scheduled

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Sharks and Brewers come out and both

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sides took bat to ball in their opening

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average and two RBI from four at bats.

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Karratha swimmers compete in Kimberley Open Championships By Trish McQuade Swimmers from the Karratha Swimming Club travelled to Broome last weekend for the first event of the year – the Kimberley Open Short Course Championships. As this was the first event of the season, the swimmers had to brave the cold pool water in Karratha prior to the event.

weeks and dived into the pool to compete in several events. Speaking after the competition Ryan commented, “I’m pretty pleased with my times but it was bloody hard keeping up with these young, fit swimmers. “However I’d encourage any parent wishing to get fit to jump in the pool and give it a go.

The early training paid off though, with all swimmers achieving personal best (PB) times for most of their events.

“In the hot, summer months there’s no better place to be, I intend to continue training and hopefully keep improving my times.”

Some of the PB’s were massive, with Ben Watts, 13-years-old, achieving 12 seconds in his 100 metre individual medley.

For the first time at the Kimberley Open, longer distances were introduced resulting in All-Comers records.

Zane Smith, 11-years-old, scored a PB of 14 seconds in his 100 metre individual medley and a huge 17 seconds for his 100-metre freestyle.

Karratha swimmers who achieved these records were Cian Lynch in the 1,500-metre freestyle and Shaela Doherty in the 400-metre individual medley.

Stevie Stanley, 9-years-old, scored 13 seconds in the 100-metre freestyle. Other swimmers who improved the most on their times in the 200 metre individual medley were Tedd Stanley, 10-years-old, on 16 seconds, Caitlin Watts, 12-years-old, on 17 seconds, Axel Stanley, 9-years-old, on 14 seconds and Marni Taylor, 10-years-old, on 13 seconds. The biggest PB of the day went to Isobel Norris, 11-years-old, for the 200 metre individual medley – a whopping 25 seconds! Coach Taarna Tamatea said, “I’m absolutely amazed and delighted with the performances of all the swimmers involved considering we cannot train all year round. “They’ve knocked my socks off and I’m extremely proud of their efforts. “I know the other coaches – Sara [McRobb] and Kylie [Rann] are thrilled with the results. “If this is just the start of the season, I can’t wait for the rest of it!” Karratha Swimming Club had five swimmers who medalled – Cian Lynch, 15-years-old, Shaela Doherty, 11-years-old, Ben Watts, 13-years-old, Ross Rann, 11-years-old, and Jed Norris, 7-yearsold. A special mention to one of the dads, Ryan Smith, who has been in training for the last six

• Back Row - Ross Rann, Benjamin Watts, Cian Lynch, Ryan Smith Midd Row- Shaela Doherty, Zane Smith, Tedd Stanley, Caitlin Watts Front Row- Jed Norris, Samara Smith, Stevie Stanley, Axel Stanley, Isobel Norris

Coach Taarna was extremely excited when she heard that Karratha Swimmers had achieved records. She was also proud of the swimmers who swam the longer distances - Shaela Doherty, Ben Watts and Cian Lynch who dug deep to swim the 800 metres and 1,500 metres freestyle on the same night with only a small break. The youngest swimmers of the team – Oscar Doherty, 7-years-old, Alyssa Taylor, 8-yearsold, and Samara Smith, 8-years-old, were really excited to be competing and all achieved PBs in various races.

• Zane Smith KASC 11 years boys 100m Breastroke

Broome was a great competition and getaway for the parents and swimmers and the swimmers were rewarded with a Broome Sunset Camel ride. Everyone said that they would love to come back again next year. All the swimmers are now keen to get into training for the upcoming season. Club nights will still be run on Friday evenings. It’s a great social event for the children and parents alike. Anyone wishing to join the club – or just get some more information should contact the club on

• A well-deserved reward for some Karratha swimmers – (L-R) Axel & Tedd Stanley, Samara Smith & Stevie Stanley, Zane Smith & Cian Lynch

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