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Seven sites in Pegs Creek, Millars Well and Bulgarra are set to be rezoned to allow for residential development under the Lazy Lands program.

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Keep it under lock and key My son has had his second bike stolen from Millars Well, I have had a car stolen early this year and I’m starting to think the town is getting out of control with thieves. It’s upsetting to see $1,500 worth of bikes disappear over the past 12 months. I have been fined $350 for being 7 kilometres per hour over the speed limit on two occasions, and [yet] see no

return on this revenue. Maybe there should be CCTV at the two main roads coming in and out of Karratha? It might give us an idea of where all the stolen cars go, and at what time. It doesn’t take a genius to work this one out. Mark, Karratha

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By Ben leahy Senior bureaucrats and planning experts have called on the State Government to focus more on regional areas and commit to long-term infrastructure projects at a recent planning conference in Perth. Andrew Mann, the general manager of the Pilbara Development Commission and Bill Price, the Shire of Exmouth chief executive officer were among officials from the North West, who attended the Aligning Regional and State Planning in WA conference. The conference also tackled issues such as affordable housing and transport and electricity infrastructure requirements. Charles Johnson, the president of the Planning Institute of Australia, which coorganised the conference, said greater co-ordination between governments was needed to ensure a sustainable future in the region. “The Pilbara is a strategic hub for infrastructure and one of the most important access points to and from Australia for our industrial and mining sector,” Mr Johnson said.

“But we need to appropriately plan the infrastructure that connects those facilities to be sure that the growth is sustainable. “In the past, we have had less coordination by the State, and so local governments were left to struggle with some issues on their own. “I think that is changing and there is a lot more State Government engagement and focus on the regions and the importance of regional planning. “One of the things I’ve noticed over the past year is that the planning of the State is far more balanced in terms of paying attention to all areas of the State. “A highlight at the conference was when the director general of the Department of Planning spoke about the soon-to be-released State Planning strategy. “That looks at some of those big picture issues that are driving the growth of the State and attempts to accommodate further growth and tackle bottlenecks.” Mr Johnson also pointed to agriculture in the Kimberley

New land released for affordable housing Seven Shire and government owned sites in Pegs Creek, Millars Well and Bulgarra are set to be rezoned to allow for residential development under the Lazy Lands program. The sites are currently zoned as parks, recreation and drainage reserves, however recent reviews of flood risk have shown that the parcels of land are not required for drainage. The proposed rezoning of the land to the R40 classification will allow medium density residential developments, which will add to the housing stock surrounding the new city centre. Shire of Roebourne chief executive officer Chris Adams said it was important that the Shire played its part in making sure the city had enough housing stock to support growth. “The Lazy Lands program is about creating diverse and affordable housing stock in Karratha through putting drainage reserves that we

no longer need to market,” Mr Adams said. “Our understanding of flood risks has come a long way since these lands were first designated as drainage reserves and we’re now at a stage where we know these lands can safely be put to good use,” he said. “We will now be undertaking public consultation to make sure that we can address any community concerns about the rezoning of these blocks.” “Some of these sites are very complex, so we’ll be working with adjoining owners to make sure we can overcome any potential issues.” Development on the sites is not expected to commence until mid 2013, following consultation on the planning scheme amendments and development approvals. Almost 200 dwellings will be provided through the first tranche of Lazy Lands development with a further stage of the program expected to be released in 2013.

“We will now be undertaking public consultation to make sure that we can address any community concerns about the rezoning of these blocks.”

and technology as ways to build new industries in the North West. “In the future, food security is going to be fundamental, and we need to make sure that we do have that going forward,” Mr Johnson said. “There is that potential in the Kimberley and the Ord [catchment] and Carnarvon to develop agriculture as a sustainable industry. “This has not been as much of a focus as it should be.” But beyond other considerations, Mr Johnson believes the focus should be on co-ordinated long-term planning of infrastructure that stretches beyond the four-year election cycle. “Above all, you need acrossgovernment co-ordination, from Federal to local levels, to make sure we get efficient approval processes and our infrastructure on time,” he said.

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New public art is the talk of the town By Tamara Binamat There are hundreds of comments on social media sites regarding the new public art installations along Dampier Highway. Three public artworks were installed in roundabouts two weeks ago and now the public artwork component of the project has completed work with the addition of minor artworks attached to street poles. The minor artworks include sculptures of lizards and gecko feet with the project stretching from Balmoral Road East to Balmoral Road West in Karratha. Roebourne Shire Council President Fiona White-Hartig said she was looking forward to the reaction from the community. “Many people drive along this stretch of Highway every morning on their way to work and I’m sure the new additions will be a major talking point over the next few weeks,” Councillor White-Hartig said. “I am not expecting everyone to love them, but that’s the wonderful thing about art.” It most certainly has become a talking point, with hundreds of Facebook users debating the latest work’s merits online. Comments range from “I think the mulla mulla are TACKY as! But I know I’m in the minority :p glittery purple flowers on a round

about … not a big fan” to “At the risk of sparking debate (as it’s just my taste) but the round about feature with the Mulla Mulla flowers looks beautiful. Most councils go for some odd metal arty thing but these are so Pilbara, I love it”. More insightful comments include “The art is ugly!!! Comon” and “I love the artwork and the geckos, although the handprints are a bit of a distraction (I almost crashed my car trying to figure out what they were when driving).” Other public complaints suggest $2 million was “wasted” on the artwork. Shire of Roebourne CEO Chris Adams said of the $2 million allocated to the streetscape project, the public art component totalled $500,000. “The streetscape project has transformed a major stretch of the highway with some improvements the community can see and some they cannot,” said Mr Adams. “The public art component totalled $500,000 which included the artists’ fees, manufacture of the artwork and the cost of installation.” The final sculpture is scheduled to be installed next week at the intersection of Dampier Highway and Balmoral Road West. Lighting for each of the sculptures is due to be completed

in the coming weeks, along with the final landscaping works. Other aspects of the project cost include the initial masterplan design and development, which will inform future upgrade projects, as well as concrete paving around median areas, reticulation systems and landscaping. Some informal pedestrian tracks are also being considered as the final component of this initial stage of the streetscape project. Mr Adams said the Shire held an open, public community forum in November last year where it presented the proposed masterplan and invited comment and discussion from the community. “We gained a lot of valuable feedback from this session about which parts of the masterplan were a priority and most practical for Karratha,” he said. “The masterplan was then released for public comment and available to download from the Shire’s website. “We are privileged to have the work of artists such as Lorenna Grant and Rick Vermey, who are both very well-respected and admired Australian artists, on show in Karratha.” The project was funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Pilbara Cities program.

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With Karratha’s recently erected public artwork proving to be the talk of the town, Port Hedland is soon to follow suit after the council approved a public art policy last Wednesday November 28. The new policy requires developers completing projects worth $5 million or more to put aside one per cent of the project cost as funding for public art. This will ensure each project generates a minimum of $50,000 to be spent on public art. Developers will have the choice to pay the sum to the Town of Port Hedland or co-ordinate the art project themselves. Town of Port Hedland mayor Kelly Howlett said the policy marked a milestone in the history of the town. “The aim of the draft policy is to improve the quality of


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Port Hedland to get an artistic touch up By Ben Leahy


A new taxi zone has been introduced at Port Hedland International Airport to make passenger pick up and drop off easier and to improve traffic flow. Mayor Kelly Howlett said the Town of Port Hedland had introduced the new zone in the short term car park in response to feedback from Hedland’s taxi companies. “We know that the front of the terminal can become congested at peak times – that’s why we’ve acted to introduce a new zone in the short term car park,” Mayor Howlett said. “This will improve traffic flow

the town’s built environment, to increase the social, cultural and economic value, to develop and promote community identity and to enhance a sense of place,” mayor Howlett said. “As Port Hedland continues to grow towards a regionally significant city, the Draft Percent for Public Art Policy provides ... reflects key themes in the Town’s Strategic Community Plan 2012–2022.”

at the front of the terminal and provide a designated area for taxis to drop off and pick up. “It also provides more room and will allow additional taxis into the precinct to pick up passengers. To access the taxi zone, passengers will need to walk across the pedestrian crossing into the short term car park and turn right. Taxis will be waiting to take passengers to their destination. Taxis will also drop off passengers in the same location. Mayor Howlett said the new system would be trialled over the

coming months and will provide more pick up and drop off bays for regular vehicles. “We are introducing the new zone as a trial and we are happy to receive feedback from passengers and the drivers as to how it is working.” Feedback can be provided via email to the Town’s Airport Development Officer at ado@ porthedland. Community members are reminded that the pick up/drop off zone at the front of the terminal has a time limit of two minutes, and the first 30 minutes in the short term carpark are free of charge.

Port Hedland residents will still have an opportunity to provide feedback and submissions on the new policy, which will all be considered before the policy is finally voted into effect at a future council meeting. As well as Karratha’s recent burst of civic pride, similar policies have already been adopted by the West Australian State Government and local government, such as the City of Busselton and Town of Vincent.

“The aim of the draft policy is to improve the quality of the town’s built environment.”

• Diagram illustrating the location of the new taxi zone at the Port Hedland International Airport

Opal Fuel Bill passes the Senate in a step forward for healthy communities The Australian Greens Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012 passed the Senate on Thursday, with a commitment from Government that existing problem spots will be addressed by mid year 2013. The Bill will now move to the House of Representatives. Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, who has worked on the issue since entering Parliament in 2005, told the Senate that the Bill was an important step towards ending the harm caused by petrol sniffing. “The voluntary rollout of non-sniffable fuel has been an important strategy, but is one that has had a big hole in it – this Bill helps resolves that issue and ensures the rollout

can be completed,” Senator Siewert said. “I am pleased the Government has supported this Bill to progress work to end the life threatening harm caused by petrol sniffing. “There is strong community support for this legislation. Those people I have spoken to have emphasised the importance of ensuring that this Bill passes and that practical steps can be taken to complete the low aromatic fuel rollout that has been so successful to date. “This Bill is a mechanism for the Minister to be able to help those communities that have worked so hard, for so long, to eradicate petrol sniffing and to envision a better future for


their children. “It is a way for us to demonstrate that we share that vision and that we want to see them succeed. Senator Siewert said it is important this rollout is not hampered by baseless myths and fear mongering about non-sniffable fuel. “In addition to seeing this Bill through the Parliament, the Greens fully understand that it is vital that there is also ongoing financial support through the Government’s Opal Fuel subsidies as well as a continued commitment to maintaining the community support services, and youth programs,” Senator Siewert concluded.

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Dampier Salt awards $50,000 in grants to more local health services St John Ambulance Service depots in Port Hedland and Carnarvon and Karratha’s Nickol Bay Hospital will share in more than $50,000 of funding from Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt.

Carnavon $30,296 to upgrade patient care equipment and improve training for volunteers.

DSL’s managing director Simon Trott said it was hard to choose between the quality submissions for this year’s annual grants.

“DSL recognises that country face a constant struggle to stay of the latest training techniques purchase and maintain the best equipment,” Mr Perry said.

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“Usually we award our funds to only one worthy cause each year,” Mr Trott said. “But this year, as last year, there were some standout applications in the area of providing community health services.

“In the 2010-2011 financial year, St John Ambulance in Carnarvon treated and transported 559 patients, travelled more than 13,000 kilometres and gave first aid training to 219 students.

DSL’s Lake MacLeod Operations manager Alan Perry said DSL decided to award St John’s Ambulance in

“This year’s community grant from DSL should help the organisation continue this important work.”

DSL’s Port Hedland perations manager Billy McKee echoed the sentiment. “Port Hedland has a bigger subcentre than Carnarvon and in addition to volunteers has six paid staff,” Mr McKee said. “In the 2010-2011 financial year St John Ambulance Port Hedland treated and transported 2189 patients, travelling more than 70,000 kilometres to do so. “DSL’s community grant of $8,636 will go to upgrade patient equipment and also to purchase a special GPS navigation system that is particularly useful in remote locations.” DSL’s Dampier Operations manager

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Russell Miles came to the Pilbara to do something different – and it wasn’t to work in the mines. The father of three has moved from Melbourne to Hedland to work with Frontier Services as the area coordinator for its Respite Services in the Pilbara. His new role will involve training and supporting an expanding team of Frontier Services staff who provide respite to carers in South Hedland, Roebourne, Karratha and mobile teams who travel across the region. Having arrived less than a month ago, Mr Miles is quickly learning about life in the Pilbara. “Coming from much cooler Melbourne it was fortunate that I arrived in the evening,” he said. “My first impression was that the rich red earth looked just like I had seen in post cards. “My second impression on walking outside the Port Hedland Airport was, ‘I’m already draped in sweat and I am standing still’.” Mr Miles has an extensive background in community services and is looking forward to the new role. The focus for Frontier Services’ respite program is to support family members caring for people with mental ill-health, intellectual disabilities or frail health so that these people can continue to remain in their own homes and communities. “This service is the same as in cities

or urban areas, but the difference for Frontier Services is its commitment to ensure services are available in some of the most rugged and remote locations of Australia,” Mr Miles said. “The two mobile teams roam as far afield as Cotton Creek, over 10 hours drive into the Western Desert including tracks only suited to fourwheel-drives, along the Northern Highway to Onslow and down south to Tom Price and many tiny communities in between.” “Another part of the respite services is the Roebourne Community Wellness Centre, which provides respite services around the towns of Roebourne and Karratha. “This service is currently expanding and we are looking to engage additional casual support staff. “And with the very experienced Wellness Centre coordinator Judy Kay leaving the program, this position will also need to be filled. “Additional casual staff are also needed in South Hedland.” The respite services are funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Health and Aging. Frontier Services works with hospitals at South Hedland, Roebourne and Newman, medical services, Home and Community Care programs and other support agencies.

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The new $9.5 million Wiluna Health Clinic is set to go ahead after the State and Federal governments reached an agreement to meet the final funding hurdles in the way of the project. Health Minister Kim Hames said the WA Country Health Service and the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health had agreed to jointly fund $780,000 to finish works, landscaping and other

impediments to the clinic’s opening. Dr Hames said work would start soon and, when completed, the Ngangganawili Aboriginal Medical Service would be able to seek licensing approval to occupy the new building. “The recent licensing inspection also identified that the builder needed to rectify 43 defects and these works will start this week,” he said. “The decision by the State and

Federal governments means the new facility can be licensed and open in the New Year.” In the meantime, health care will continue to be provided by the existing Wiluna Health Clinic. The Commonwealth’s OATSIH will hold the funds and release them on evidence of completion of the works. WA Country Health Service will initiate a full independent audit into the project’s management and its cost overruns.

with local wildlife carers By Ben Leahy

their safety procedures. “They know how to safely handle the animal and what to do in order to get it to a carer.

The Pilbara Wildlife Carers Association will continue to train Rio Tinto staff and accept injured and orphaned wildlife from the company’s worksites as part of a $90,000, three-year partnership.

“[Once the animal gets to a carer] that is where our training and expertise takes over. “It is the same as when [humans] are involved in a motorcar accident, Port if the animal is brought into care Hedland quickly and capably then the outcome is normally going to be Port Hedland quite good.” Hedland Airport Junction Ms Best is also hoping to build South Hedland similar partnerships with other resource companies.

The not-for-profit and volunteer led PWCA will also use the funding provided by Rio Tinto to build on its strategic plans and seek further opportunities to partner with business.

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Durack Labor members discuss policy ahead of elections Delegates to WA Labor’s Durack Electorate Council this week called for increased funds to fight cane toads and new means to tackle the region’s housing shortage as part of their annual general meeting in Hedland.

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They also moved to put the council on an election footing by postponing the next scheduled meeting to focus on the March 9 State Election.

The vast distances meant that while many delegates gathered in person at South Hedland’s Union House, other attendees from as far away as Carnarvon, Fitzroy Crossing and Perth also participated in the meeting via digital link-ups.

WA Labor candidates Kelly Howlett from the Pilbara, the Kimberley’s Josie Farrer, North-West Central’s Jennifer Shelton and Geraldton’s Kathy Mannion all presented reports at the meeting.

Named after the pioneering Durack family, Durack is the third largest single member electorate in the world and the largest in Australia.

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This led the council to pass a motion seeking increased Federal funds to combat the onslaught of the cane toad in the Kimberley region and endorsed WA Labor’s plan to improve the Royalties for Regions program.

Be quick as there are limited spots for each game!!! Participants must be aged 8 to 25 years.

Registrations forms are available at and at The Youth Shed. All attendees are required to have a completed registration form before playing. Be sure to get in quick as there are limited spots. Note: socks must be worn during the games.

DEC president Daron Keogh highlighted the effect housing shortages are having throughout the Durack electorate. “WA’s population has increased by 12 per cent in the last five years and is unlikely to slow down,” Mr Keogh said.

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“FIFO workers currently use local services that are budgeted for on local population figures. “More housing in Durack means West Australian families and not mining companies get the right to choose whether they want to be together.” The electorate council endorsed Fitzroy Crossing resident Daron Keogh as president with councillor Peter Foster from Tom Price and Jennifer Shelton from Carnarvon elected as the

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Pet jellyfish and ponies top the Santa wish list at Rio Tinto Christmas party

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Rio Tinto families came together last weekend to enjoy the Dampier and Wickham Rio Tinto Christmas parties. Approximately 1,600 guests, including about 850 children, attended the Dampier event and around 1,000 guests, including 500 children, attended the Wickham celebration. Santa was at both events and all children received show bags, ice creams from the ice cream truck, drinks and hot dogs and played on a range of bouncy castles and slides and listened to live music. The young talent also had a

chance to get up on stage and sing their favourite songs. In Dampier, Santa arrived with his helpers by helicopter and took the opportunity to find out what everyone wanted for Christmas. Dampier and Karratha children had a few big-ticket requests such as horses, bikes, puppies, games, iPads and iPhones. One little girl didn’t want anything, she just wanted to say hello. The children enjoyed meeting Santa and he got many high fives. In Wickham, Santa arrived

• Santa arrives to Dampier by helicopter with his helpers

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in a shiny fire truck and fielded some more unusual requests such as a pet jelly fish, more ponies and gifting the real Spiderman as a present to one youngster. Other young ones were overcome by the experience when they finally got to speak to the big man in red and became lost for words. General managers for Rio Tinto Port and Rail operations, Nick Serle and Heath Harnden thanked employees and their families for their hard work during the year and acknowledged the importance of family support.

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Teach children the joy of giving this Christmas purpose and pleasure,” she said. “Being involved in the wrapping and presentation of gifts at this time of the year can not only give kids confidence, but it can also build their fine motor and thinking skills.” According to Ms Walker, parents who involve their children in an important task give them opportunities to develop self esteem and pride in their efforts. “Children’s creativity can take many forms, so it doesn’t matter if they are colour-matching a ribbon or mastering the task of careful folding,” she said. “The value of each present wrapping task is in the chances kids get to think, make decisions, plan and then execute what they have set out to do.” Ms Walker says this is an

exciting time of year for many kids and that family relationships also benefit from these seemingly simple tasks. “Bonding and communication can also be fostered by taking the time out of your busy Christmas schedule to sit down with some paper, scissors and Sellotape to wrap presents and make fun decorations with your kids,” she says. Sonja recommends looking online or in your local newsagency for inspiring craft activities and affordable equipment. “There’s nothing better than watching the anticipation on a child’s face as they wait for someone they love to open the gift the child has wrapped themself,” says Sonja. “That’s when you will know that your child has truly experienced the joy of giving.”

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This pretty table decoration is fun and simple to make and will put a smile on everyone’s face this Christmas Day. 1. Roll up three toilet rolls with wrapping paper leaving space between each roll. Fill the middle roll with treats or notes. 2. Secure the end of the wrapping paper with double sided tape. 3. Tie a ribbon in between the gaps of the toilet roll. 4. Take a pair of scissors and run the blade along the ribbon to create lovelycurls.

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place them, well spaced, on your baking sheet. You should get about 12 on at a time. Bake each batch for 15 minutes; even though the biscuits won’t feel as if they’ve had enough time, they will continue to cook as they cool. They will look slightly cracked on top, a cosy, homespun look. Remove the baking sheet to a cold surface and let it sit for 15 minutes before transferring the biscuits to a wire rack.

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Get decorative this Christmas and win $500 With less than a month to go until Christmas, there’s no better opportunity to bring in the festive season than participating in the Town of Port Hedland Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition, with winners walking away with a cash prize of $500. There are three new categories in this year’s competition: the North West Telegraph Best Decoration made from Newspaper, SIMS Metals Best Christmas Tree made from Recycled Material and Rio Tinto Dampier Salt Best Decoration by an Under 15. “The introduction of eco categories, Best Decoration made from Newspaper and Best Christmas Tree made from Recycled Material, encourages participants to think outside the box and utilise material other than your regular Christmas decorations,” Mayor Kelly Howlett said. She added that a new category especially for kids opened up the competition to a new audience and would give the adults an incentive to be more creative than previous

years. Past favourite categories are still there, including Horizon Power Most Energy Efficient, Hedland Home Hardware Best Business, Ray White Port Hedland Best Street, McLaren Raw Hire Best Small Space, Northaul People’s Choice - South Hedland and Port Hedland Port Authority People’s Choice - Port Hedland. The winner of each category will be eligible to be crowned the Best Overall Lights Display or Decoration, sponsored by Atlas Iron. The South Hedland Library and JD Hardie Youth Zone will be holding Christmas Decoration Making workshops over the next fortnight, which is a great time for kids to make their decoration and potentially win $500. The South Hedland Library will be holding a Christmas Craft Workshop this Saturday December 1 from 10.30am. Entry forms are available from the Town of Port Hedland website (www.porthedland. and from the Town’s facilities: JD Hardie

Youth Zone on Cottier Drive, South Hedland; Port Hedland Library on Dempster Street, Cooke Point; and at the South Hedland Library on Leake Street, South Hedland. The 2012 Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition is supported by Project Partners: Atlas Iron, North West Telegraph, SIMS Metals WA, Rio Tinto Dampier Salt, Horizon Power, Hedland Home Hardware, Ray White Port Hedland, McLaren Raw Hire, Northaul and Port Hedland Port Authority. Supporting partners include Bullbuck, McDonald’s South Hedland, Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Birla Nifty. Entries close on Monday December 3 and can be submitted to the Town’s Community Development Officer at cdo@porthedland., or posted to PO Box 41, Port Hedland, 6721. All questions can be directed to the Community Development Officer at the same email address or call 9158 9687.

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Future students who have enrolled in Year 7 at Karratha Senior High School for 2013 enjoyed a twoday transition program aimed at helping them to get used to their new school. The activities were arranged so that each of the future 170 students became familiar with the high school surroundings and school community to feel confident that Karratha Senior High School is a safe and engaging learning environment. These activities included mapping exercises, interpreting art, science experiments, looking at the

relevance of mathematics, cooking cupcakes, constructing wooden items, photographic techniques, physical activity, music and many more. Lunchtime and recess hardly gave any respite as the students were involved in a football match, invited to a health expo organised by the school’s Year 8 students and treated to a sausage sizzle coordinated by the Student Council. The transition was a success as students expressed they not only became confident in the high school environment but that they enjoyed the two-days of hands-on learning activities. We look forward to having them all in 2013.

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Ningaloo Road faces headwinds By Ben Leahy The Shire of Exmouth is seeking funds to clear sand from Ningaloo



and land owned by a number of a regular occurrence along the Road come as the Shire also faces government departments. road since the 1960s with a major pressures to meet the costs of Tourists also use the road to bushfire about 20 years ago maintaining Murat Road and Yardie Road, which provides access popular beach camping closing the road for 12 months. spots on the Ningaloo Station Ms Lefroy said supplies were access to the World Heritageproperty. limited at Ningaloo Station listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Ningaloo Station owner Jane during that time with workers Range National Park. In its report, the Shire goes Lefroy said for the moment she ferrying essential goods, like can get past the sand by taking petrol, in small four-wheel-drive on to state that if funding is not increased, Ningaloo Road could her four-wheel-drive off the side loads. of the road and driving through But after 12 months, the deteriorate into a bush track. the spinifex. vegetation grew back and the To map a way forward, the Shire is seeking feedback from “But people with road was able to be reopened. caravans can’t get This time around however, Ningaloo and Bullara Stations through,” she said. there is the additional hurdle and government agencies with “You have to wait of finding money to pay for the an interest in the road, such as the Department of Environment and until the summer finishes road’s upkeep. with the strong winds A Shire report to councillors Conservation, the Department and maybe hopefully we found that the Shire was not of Resource Development and Gascoyne Development get some rain and some only unable to meet the costs of the vegetation to hold the removing the bushfire sand drift, Commission. biodiversity. soil together. Ms Lefroy hopes this leads to but that it couldn’t even afford “They are complementary, they “Then you can work to fund standard maintenance to a solution for the sake of her business. are not contrary to one another at on the road and clear the the road. all.” sand, which is what they “It is a Shire road, and it is the The Shire was also unsure did before.” Dr Warren said the funding for whether government body Main responsibility of the Shire to keep the Pilbara Corridors would be used But the problem of Roads WA would recognise roads open,” Ms Lefroy said. to liase with landowners to build a removing the sand is bushfire sand drift as an event Yet for the moment, Ningaloo shared vision for the land. proving trickier than first worthy of a special natural Road’s future seems to rest on thought. disaster grant. “It really is about collaboration, ground as shifting as the sand the whole of this project is about Sand drift has been The problems at Ningaloo dunes surrounding it. trying to get people to work together to try and maintain what is there and protect really important areas. Dr Warren said an example of this was to build co-ordinated fire management plans. “Having a good fire management program or program to control invasive animals, such as camels and donkeys, will have benefits for pastoralists, for instance, because it allows more feed and better opportunities for grazing,” Dr Warren said. “At the same time, it also protects important plant species, which by default allows for better protection for the native animals.” Dr Warren hopes that a successful Fortescue River corridor could pave the way for more corridors along other Pilbara rivers and eventually further east into the desert. He said the Pilbara region is one of 15 biodiversity hotspots in Australia, yet it also has 14 threatened plant and animal species, including the Princess Parrot, Olive Python and Bilby. “If we can make this work – and I can see no reason why we can’t – it is a good model for a corridor program anywhere in the rangelands of WA and probably further south in the agricultural areas to some extent,” he said. Federal Environment Minister Structured sale now open for a town centre mixed use site in Newman. Tony Burke said the National Corridors Plan was designed to Development details: improve the resilience of the 7,611sqm environment by connecting protected areas across the country. Zoned town centre “You can look at a map of Opposite Boomerang Oval reserved areas and sometimes it Located on the corner of Iron Ore Parade and Newman Drive looks like someone has dipped a toothbrush in paint and splattered Part of the Newman Town Centre Revitalisation different unconnected dots across the land,” Mr Burke said. Structured sale closes 2pm (WST) Tuesday 26 February 2013. “Corridors are about connecting those dots; it’s a way of improving resilience and ensuring that we For more information and are protecting nature in a way structured sale documentation visit that preserves it for generations to come.”

Road, which is currently only accessible to four-wheel-drive vehicles. Summer wind patterns are blowing sand from coastal dunes onto the road after a bushfire in March burnt a 10 kilometre stretch of vegetation and left the top soil exposed. The road, which is located approximately 100 kilometres south of Exmouth, provides access to Ningaloo and Bullara Stations

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The planners behind a biodiversity corridor along the Pilbara’s Fortescue River catchment have welcomed the Federal Government’s November announcement to create a National Wildlife Corridors Plan. The National Wildlife Corridors Plan aims to help native animals and plants adjust to climate change and other threats by using natural corridors to connect habitats and reserves. It will work by inviting communities to nominate natural corridors in their areas and by encouraging all landowners, such as farmers, businesses and Aboriginal traditional owners, to become involved. The corridors can range in scale from national corridors, such as along the East Coast’s Great Dividing Range, to a series of tree lines running alongside an agricultural fence. Dr Brian Warren the general manager of Rangelands NRM said the national plan comes after his not-for-profit group secured $5.7 million in funding to create a Pilbara Corridors project along the Fortescue River catchment. “Rangelands NRM provides coordination and planning for communities to become involved in wildlife corridor initiatives,” Dr Warren said. “And an area that meets the criteria and is declared as a National Wildlife Corridor may be eligible for priority funding under a range of Australian Government funding programs such as Caring for our Country and the Biodiversity Fund.” But Dr Warren also said that the corridors are not designed to lock-up land and convert them into nature reserves. “NRM is all about using the land, it is not just about protecting it,” he said. “The corridors are based around natural resource management. “We are hoping that in the Fortescue corridor, we will be able to work closely with the pastoralists, the miners, the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Aboriginal community. “There should be benefits for all these groups if we make this work. “Well managed pastoralism in the WA rangelands, for instance, is also well managed areas of

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Desks will be bright colours such as red, blue, pumpkin and shaped in spirals, waves and lounges. “Everything is built on a belief that children learn from each other,” she said. “Children learn from highquality teachers but if children are fully engaged in the learning they don’t need a task-master or disciplinarian. “They actually learn better when they are relaxed and they’re happy and they feel good about what they are doing.” The school has officially unveiled their colours: Ashburton purple after the Ashburton desert pea, sturt red after the sturt desert pea and spinifex green with black bottoms and either black or purple hats, which a group of local parents helped decide on. The school motto is growth and inspiration. “There is a sub motto as well and that is we help your child reach their full potential because it takes a community to educate a child,” said Ms Ledger. Lisa’s final advice for all the new students is “Be really excited because it’ll be a great school, it really will”. “They’re the foundation, they’re the pioneers, so they should be very excited. “They need to have a good nights sleep before the first day of school because they will be very busy.” School starts for students February 4.



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Pilbara worker named Indigenous Trainee of the Year Construction graduate Hiroshi Masatora’s dedication and proactive attitude has paid off after he was named the Indigenous Trainee of the Year at the Civil Contractors Federation WA President’s Gala Dinner. Mr Masatora completed a Certificate II in Civil Construction at the Ertech Construction Academy in July this year and has since become an Ertech employee. Ertech Indigenous development program manager Rob Manley said Mr Masatora was an enthusiastic participant right from the start. “I personally gain great satisfaction from seeing our trainees develop into skilled and respected employees and take great pride when the efforts of our trainees are recognised by industry,” Mr Manley said. “We know then that the Ertech Construction Academy program is delivering quality outcomes.” Mr Masatora is now working at LandCorp’s Gap Ridge Industrial Estate project in Karratha. The regional industrial estate is being delivered in eight stages over six years and Ertech has been awarded Stage 2, 3 and 4 of the industrial estate project. Ertech’s scope of works includes the creation of new roads and streetscapes, earthworks, and provision of utilities.

LandCorp is also sponsoring Ertech’s Aboriginal Participation Program at Gap Ridge Industrial Estate, which is a multi-faceted program covering Indigenous business empowerment, Indigenous employment, training and skills development and Indigenous community engagement. “We are delighted to hear that Hiroshi’s hard work and dedication has been recognised by this industry award and congratulate Ertech on its excellent construction academy program,” LandCorp industrial business manager David Lewis said. The Ertech Construction Academy in Perth trains year 11 and year 12 students from local schools, while in 2012 the Broome academy worked with Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation to meet project specific requirements for LandCorp’s Broome North residential estate. Ertech general manager – infrastructure Mick Unger explained that a major focus of the academy was teaching the students the importance of worksite safety. “Trainees are given the best tuition possible and are given daily exposure to the real workplace,” Mr Unger said. “This instils good OH&S habits and familiarises trainees with our work site, our procedures and our personnel.

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A 17-year-old Roebourne local has won a scholarship with eastern states based company Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP), a unique team of artists in elements of hip hop, media, entertainment and performing arts. IHHP have been working extensively in Aboriginal communities around Australia for over six years. Hemi Hinaki attended Yaandina Youth Centre’s first Four Elements Hip Hop program in the October school holidays, where he was first noticed by IHHP. Over the duration of two weeks 100-150 youths participated in the Hip Hop Program under the guidance of IHHP mentors from Melbourne. IHHP facilitated the program to engage with Roebourne’s youth and gauge potential talent in the area. As a result, Hemi Hinaki was chosen to represent the region and awarded a scholarship to head to Melbourne. Misty Strickland, Senior Youth

Worker at Yaandina Youth Centre organised the program in conjunction with the Shire of Roebourne and said the scholarship will allow Hemi the opportunity to meet with others artists all over Australia and train with different elements of dance and the hip hop culture. “It also helps to give them that confidence and raises that confidence of who he is as a young man,” said Mitsy. “He demonstrated leadership qualities throughout the two weeks, which was another reason he won the scholarship. “The development side for Hemi is to not only encourage his leadership qualities, but also to embrace the skill that he has and give him more training in those areas.” Hemi will be training with many of IHHP’s 50 artists who are acclaimed nationally and internationally. Mitsy added, “To see these opportunities come to fruition and to see our young people bring back those skills so they can also mentor, we are very, very proud of him”.

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Karratha volunteer named finalist at prestigious Community Awards ceremony Sue Hedley, founder and president of volunteer based, not for profit animal welfare organisation, SAFE, has been named a finalist in the Rinehart Family Volunteering Award. The accolade was awarded at the 2012 Regional Achievement and Community Awards on Friday November 16 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Saving Animals From Euthanasia is volunteer based and not for profit. Sue Hedley has pioneered a unique and successful foster care network, saving the lives of thousands of homeless animals each year. In just nine years, SAFE has become one of WA’s largest and most successful animal welfare organisations with 10 branches across the state. Ailan Tran of Hancock

Prospecting presented the award to Ms Hedley in front of 420 guests from across the State, while Matt Tinney from WIN Television hosted the Awards. The nine category winners included other volunteers from the North West, including Barbara Sing from Derby who won the Curtin University Teaching Excellence Award, Goolarri Media Enterprises in Broome, which won the Department of Indigenous Affairs Indigenous Service Award and the overall State Department of Regional Development and Lands Regional Achievement and Community Award and Eddie Bear from Derby who won the Horizon Power Leadership and Innovation Award. Winners each received a $2,000 bank account from the Commonwealth Bank.

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Lady miners hold a get together in Dampier The Pilbara’s mining women gathered in Dampier last weekend to share their experiences in the industry as part of a networking event run by Women in Mining. Rio Tinto general manager for Ports Maintenance and chair of the Pilbara Women in Mining networking committee Marnie Finlayson said this was the group’s third gathering for 2012. With previous events in Port Hedland and Newman hosted by other resources companies, Ms Finlayson said Rio Tinto was proud to sponsor the latest edition, titled Mingling in Marina. “Everyone enjoyed sharing the experiences of our two guest speakers Kellie Parker, general manager for the Rio Tinto operations centre, and Mirandah

Pickering who is an adult electrical apprentice in our port operations,” Ms Finlayson said. “Kellie shared her journey into mining and experiences of being a working mum along with some helpful advice, and Mirandah gave us a great insight into her experiences working as an operator and her decision to become an adult apprentice.” Rio Tinto supports a diverse workforce and currently women account for around 22 per cent of the Iron Ore workforce inline with the mining industry average. The Pilbara Women in Mining network formed earlier this year and forms part of the Women in Mining WA network, which was established in 2003.

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The project to extend the taxiways at Port Hedland International Airport has been commended at the Australian Airports Association awards held on November 14. The extended taxiway allows more airplanes to wait in queues close to the airport’s runways, which has reduced congestion, enabled more planes to leave on-time and reduced green house gas emissions. Mayor Kelly Howlett said the taxiway extension project has improved efficiency at the airport. “Congestion on the movement areas has been significantly reduced with the completion of the extension project,” she said. “By utilising the new extended and upgraded interconnected taxiways, aircraft can now be ready for immediate departure as soon as the runway is cleared.”

“Aircraft … no longer have to sit on parking bays waiting for incoming flights to land and clear the runway before entering the taxiway and then backtracking to the takeoff threshold. The nine-month taxiway project involved the construction of a 500-metre taxiway (Bravo 3) to the south and a parallel 2.5 kilometre taxiway joining into existing taxiways Bravo1 and Bravo 2. It also included the construction of a 100-metre additional taxiway (Foxtrot) which joins Bravo 3 into the threshold of runway 14, creating a full length interconnected taxiway system. As part of the project, an asphalt overlay was applied over the entire system – strengthening the taxiways to accommodate heavier aircraft. Mayor Howlett said that by reducing congestion the project also achieved

environmental benefits. “[Because planes have less waiting time] the new extension has greatly reduced the amount of wasted fuel burnt and therefore eliminated tonnes of greenhouse gases,” she said. Australian Airports Association chief executive officer Caroline Wilkie said the awards received a record number of submissions this year from airports across Australia. “Port Hedland International Airport is a clear example of implementing a project that improves efficiency and delivers real benefits for airlines and passengers,” Ms Wilkie said. The Port Hedland International Airport is embarking on a major redevelopment, with a total of $70.5 million allocated by the Town of Port Hedland Council over the next five years.

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Local dance school wows at Perth dance festival By Jess Cocks Local dance school Dance FX travelled to Perth in the October school holidays to compete in the West Coast Dance Festival competition. They festival is held twice a year, with the most recent held at the Lady Wardle Theatre in Karrinyup. It was a well-organised and very professional event. Dance FX took a total of 21 dancers ranging in age from 8 to 16-years-old, performing a total of seven dances. The dances consisted of two tap, three jazz and two contemporary routines. The girls chosen to participate were Chloe McAlpine, Violette Otto, Janaya Walsh, Mya, Kjellgren, Mia Warren, Joyraia Palmer, Alycia Buenaflor, Kahayla Walsh, Joelly Davey, Maddi Dunne, Matilda Reaburn, Keela Barnes, Jay Vaughan-Willaims, Hayley Lorne, Taylor Blackman, Emma-Lee Eastwell, Moinque MacLeod, Nicola Ellis, Melissa Roper, Emma Connolly and Georgia Hanrahan. All age groups did an amazing job during the competition and we placed in six sections, including 2nd place in the Under 10 Contemporary Troupes and 4th place for the Under 10 Jazz & Tap Troupes. The senior group who did not

place last year came 2nd in their Tap and Jazz routines and 4th in the Contemporary Troupe. 2nd Place for Under 9yrs Tap Troupe & 3rd Place Under 10/12yrs Contemporary Troupe. I was quite nervous even though we attended the same competition last year. Before the girls danced I reminded them that we were there to have fun and achieving anything other than that was a bonus. I’m so proud of my team for doing extremely well during the trip. We did about 16 weeks of fundraising for this event to raise the funds needed to help the girls get down to Perth and purchase costumes, stockings, entry fees and participate in a contemporary workshop at Buzz Dance Theatre. Thank you to all of the parents, friends and family that helped in any way shape or form your efforts were fantastic. Jess Cocks and the Perth team representing Dance FX during the Competition would like to thank the following sponsors: Nor West Jockey Club, M Joyce Crane Hire, McDonald’s, Baker’s Delight, APEX, Pick n Move, Ellison Boys Pty Ltd, MCS, St Luke’s College, Travelworld, Beauty In Vogue and Signswest.

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the exciting classes DeckArts has to offer. Timetable and studio location is on the DAS website. DeckArts will introduce a new look in 2013, as all ballet students will change their uniform to black and white, which ties in with the current jazz, tap and music theatre uniforms. The new ballet uniforms includes a gorgeous hair clip featuring diamantes and satin ribbon designed especially for DAS by Pretty Princess.

DeckArts Studio will be holding it’s traditional end of term Open Week, when family and friends can come along and watch all classes. Open Week takes place at the end of every term at DeckArts, giving students a chance to demonstrate their developing skills to family and friends. Term 4 Open Week takes place from Monday December 3 until Saturday December 8, so come along if you are interested in seeing

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So when you do, it’s important to make sure that you are making the “better” choices so you don’t have too big of an impact on your goals. I don’t exclude anything from my diet and I have two kids who beg for food every time I make it though the shop doors. It doesn’t matter that they have eaten enough for a small country at home that day, or that I have my bag full of healthy stuff for emergencies, sometimes a box of sultanas just isn’t going to cut it. Subway has a range of healthy subs that are sure to please even the fussiest eater. I love that you can get everything exactly how you want it at Subway and their staff are always smiling. Often if I make a sandwich at home it wont be loaded with as much salad as you get at Subway, so if you are making the right choices, then you can actually

be doing yourself good not bad. Wendy’s have a beautiful new range of smoothies. I have always been in love with the Banana Smoothie there. I have mine with honey and malt and ask them to make it a little bit thinner than usual so I can drink it faster! I have combined flavours and added this and taken out that and the team there are always happy to make my smoothie just how I like it. They are low in fat and with lots of different options, are perfect for big kids and little kids too. Bakers Delight has a great range of bread products and is innovative in what they do. Ceanne and the team there are really dedicated to providing fresh products to our community. With bread ranges containing Wholegrains, Cape Seeds and Chia they are working to make eating healthy a part of everyday life. I love their little Rye Bread, so yummy with light ricotta



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What is homeopathy? Homeopathy treats a person’s health problems by triggering their body’s natural ability to heal. In doing this, two things happen. First, the body is stimulated to correct its own state of ill health, and, second, it is strengthened to be more resistant to the problem in the future. Homeopathic medicines are energetic medicines free from chemical side effects. They cannot poison, do not interact with other medications and are non-addictive. What can homeopathy be used for? Homeopathy can be effective for both acute and chronic problems. The correct homeopathic medicine can resolve deep-seated complaints such as arthritis, digestive, and respiratory disorders just as easily as minor ones like headaches, hay fever, and the discomfort of teething. Mental and emotional problems such as jealousy, lack of confidence, depression, panic attacks, and children’s behavioral disorders also respond well to homeopathy.

Who uses homeopathy? Homeopathy is recognized as a legitimate form of healthcare by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is used worldwide by millions of people in Brazil, Mexico, Europe, Spain, France, Great Britain, India, Australia and the US. Is Homeopathy sustainable? In ecological terms, homeopathic medicines never exhaust natural resources and there is negligible environmental impact. Homeopathic medicines meet the criteria for both renewable and sustainable sources of medicine. No waste is produced from the original material; it is all used. No harmful chemicals or complex reagents are used in the manufacturing process. Homeopathic medicines have a very small, sustainable footprint, they don’t pollute and are not tested on animals.

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Multi-million dollar health partnership wins Premier’s Award G o v e r n m e n t d e p a r t m e n t s responsible for a $38.24 million, fiveyear joint health partnership in the Pilbara took home a Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management on November 22. The award was presented to the WA Country Health Service and the Department of Regional Development and Lands for their joint partnership with the Pilbara Industry’s Community Council. WA Country Health Service chief executive Ian Smith said he was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the partnership, which has helped improve emergency response and Indigenous health initiatives in the region. “The partnership is a very positive initiative which has had and will continue to provide

multiple benefits to Pilbara communities,” Mr Smith said. “Some of the highlights include improving the regions emergency response capacities to respond through the employment and training of emergency staff, the employment of the first Aboriginal liaison officers in Emergency Departments and increasing medical specialist services across the West Pilbara. “The installation of a CT scanner in Karratha has improved diagnostic capability and since it was installed in November 2009 more than 5,000 scans have been completed. “An Indigenous Employment Program has been developed and implemented to increase Aboriginal employment in the Pilbara and to

improve their health outcomes.” The Pilbara Health initiative is a partnership between the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program and Pilbara D e v e l o p m e n t Commission. It also includes the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s Pilbara Industry’s Community Council Health initiative members BHP Billiton, Chevron, North West Shelf Joint Venture, Rio Tinto and Woodside Energy.


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on a fully autonomous basis, and to develop the adjacent Junction South West deposit, which will see mining continue at Yandicoogina up to the next decade. Sam Walsh, Rio Tinto Chief executive, Iron ore and Australia, said Yandicoogina had proved one of the Pilbara’s most successful developments since being developed in the mid-1990s.

“Not only is it our largest mine, and the largest mine in the Pilbara, but it is also the source of a unique product that forms a key component of our marketing strategy,” he said. “Yandicoogina is also the site for Rio Tinto’s first Mine Of The Future™, with the entire Junction South East pit being operated on a fully autonomous basis with 10

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Fatigue, illness and stressed partners are some of the potential impacts of shift work in the mining industry, according to a new study this week. The first wave of findings from the Australian Coal and Energy Survey conducted by researchers at Griffith University goes some way to explaining why shift lengths and rostering are becoming hot button issues for mine workers. As the mining industry continues to expand, mine managers should pay attention to the research showing that shift work and workers’ ability to have a say over their working hours had farreaching implications for their physical and mental health and family lives, said CFMEU Mining and Energy Division General Secretary Andrew Vickers. “This research shines a light on the very real impacts on mine workers and their families of shift patterns,” said Mr Vickers. “As mining spreads into new areas and companies attempt to expand the use of fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, driveout workforces – arrangements that frequently involve long shifts and rosters – it’s high time we looked closely at the toll these demanding shift patterns take on workers and communities. “Those of us in the industry see it first hand: accidents on the road due to fatigue, drug and alcohol use, family breakdown.

“This study demonstrates the importance of management taking into account employees’ views on their working hours. Key findings suggest 58 per cent of respondents ‘sometimes’, ‘almost always’ or ‘frequently’ experienced difficulty falling asleep between successive night shifts and 62 per cent experienced such difficulties when their shift changed. In around one third of cases, the working hours of a couple were ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ in sync. Fifty two per cent of employed partners worked at least some weekends. The study revealed 65 per cent of mine and energy workers cited ‘higher rates of pay’ as one of their reasons for working shifts and 57 per cent cited blocks of leisure time. Nearly half (48 per cent of respondents) indicated ‘no choice’ as one of the reasons. The Australian Coal and Energy Survey was conducted by Professor David Peetz, Associate Professor Georgina Murray and Dr Olav Muurlink of Griffith University’s Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing. Almost 4500 mining and energy workers and their partners were surveyed. A second wave of research will be undertaken in 2013.

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How To Boost Your Investing Clout

Let’s be honest. Few people have enough spare cash sitting around to pay upfront for an investment property.

Borrowing can give you the leg up you need to afford an investment property that would otherwise be out of reach. As everyone knows, to do so, you’ll usually need to take out a mortgage against that property or use the equity in your home to pay for it.   Three reasons to borrow • It’s possible to achieve higher gains and make more income, and so achieve your financial goals earlier  • Most costs (including interest) are tax-deductible so long as you keep evidence of expenses and can justify them   • You can afford to buy a better quality and wider range of properties than if you were restricted to using only your own capital  • Two reasons not to borrow • You have to be able to afford the interest (especially if interest rates go up) payments and you will have to eventually repay the loan.  • If the value of your investment property heads in the wrong direction, you can end up losing money and you’ll still

have to repay the loan – a negative equity situation. Nevertheless, a properly managed investment loan can be a great strategy for growing your wealth faster.  Securing a great investment property loan A mortgage is a mortgage, and most of the loans that can be used to purchase your own home can also be used to purchase an investment property. They’re re-labelled as “investment” loans, and the borrowing process and some of the loan features and conditions differ slightly.  You can borrow to buy an investment property in two main ways.  1. Using your own home as equity  The first is to use your own home as equity (if you own it outright or have paid off a lot of your mortgage already). This can involve redrawing on your existing mortgage or going back to the lender and increasing the loan amount to cover the new property. Some lenders won’t require a deposit for

the investment property if you already have adequate equity in your home. 2. Using the investment property as equity  The second way to pay for an investment property is to use that property as equity, instead of your home. Most investment property loans allow you to make interest-only or principaland-interest repayments. The best variable rates currently available are as low as 6.23% (fromUBank).  Right now, fixed rates on investment property loans are even lower. Homestar is offering 5.95% fixed for three years on its Investment Advantage loan. Deals like this, combined with low property prices, represent excellent value for long-term investors.  Check out yourmortgage. for the latest rates and the best deals.  Finding the lowest available interest rate is as important when you’re borrowing to invest as when you’re borrowing to pay for your own home, but here are some other attributes

that don’t apply much to a home loan yet are vital for an investment property: • Portability. You might want to buy and sell investment properties more quickly than you would your own home, so having a portable, flexible loan is critical  • Low fees. Pay close attention to entry fees and exit penalties, especially if your aim is to use leverage to buy more than one investment property. You don’t want to have to re-negotiate the whole loan contract and pay set-up costs each time to add a new property  • High loan-to-value ratio. Investment loans that don’t require a deposit at all are preferable (the lender will accept equity in your home in lieu of a deposit), and you want to avoid paying lenders’ mortgage insurance (LMI) if possible  • Repayment flexibility. This is also important. You may prefer interest-only payments, particularly in the early years of establishing your property portfolio. Source:


❚ Wendy’s Karratha, always a popular spot in the Centro Shopping Centre, is up for sale.

An opportunity to taste some sweet success in Karratha’s Centro One of Australia’s Leading franchise opportunity is now for sale.

turning over in excess of $600,000. Owners and Franchisor will provide initial corporate training to assist new proprietors. The business will sell at $330,000 PSAV. Call John McManus now at Crawford Realty Karratha on 0409 084 649 or email

Price $330,000 PS AV Centro Karratha AGENT

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Wendy’s Supa Sundaes, situated in the busy Karratha Centro shopping centre is a flourishing business. The owners have run a very successful enterprise for the

past 6 years and have now decided to offer the business for sale. Backed by the professional product development training and marketing, this is a great opportunity for an owner operator. The business is consistently in Australia’s top ten percent performers and regularly in the state’s top 5, yet it has scope for further business development and is currently


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Superior commercial location

❚ These state-of-the-art warehouse offices in Crane Circle offer excellent street exposure

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the astute investor or owner occupier to capitalise on the resources boom in the Pilbara with several new projects forecast to begin in the next twelve months and existing projects showing phenomenal strength and growth. On offer is a choice of two new strata titled concrete tilt panel, high truss warehouse/ offices in a complex of three in the tightly held commercial market of Karratha. The properties have a terrific location right in the heart of the Karratha CBD and behind the new Pelago building with excellent street exposure. The warehouses constitute 453 square metres of floor space

which includes 62 square metres of office space and a mezzanine of 62 square metres. The properties have Anticon insulation, natural light panels, high bay internal clearance of approx. 7 metres, 3.6 metres wide by 4.5 metres high electric roller door, internal toilet with disabled access, kitchenette, staircase to mezzanine floor, rear access door to a small concrete pad and parking at the

front door plus extra visitor bays. The mezzanine floor can be easily converted to caretaker accommodation with plans having been drawn up for a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and available to the buyer. The property is ideal for the owner/occupier and offers vacant possession or for the astute investor who could achieve in excess of $180,000

per annum with many tax advantages. So if it is exposure you are after in Karratha, then look no further than these properties. The demand for commercial rentals in this location is expected to be strong given its superior location and exposure. Call Leigh Anderson on 0427 568 010 for enquiries and any further information.

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Road Runner Fast Food Café The Esplanade, Dampier

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• Rare opportunity to secure great cash flow business • High Profile business with unique location • Winner of KDCCI Karratha’s best awards in 2 categories • Turnover $570,000 • Won’t last long at this price with turnover increasing each week

• Spectacular opportunity to buy your own business • Strong returns and trading history • Port Hedland’s only newsagent • High traffic shopping centre location • Rarely offered for sale, call today

6/205 Steel Loop, Wedgefield • Limited time - Purchase NOW to receive 5% off • Top location with highway exposure • Brand new, high specification workshop • Guaranteed to lease - Investors net 11.05%/ $6080pm + depreciation • Excellent high return investment & business base

$500,000 plus stock, GST free

$675,000 + GST if applicable

$365,000 Achieve 11.32% Net Returns Unit 8/ Lot 101 Pinnacles Street, Wedgefield • Absolute top quality specifications • Fantastic option for small/ medium business • Guaranteed to lease at 11.32% net for investors • 150m 2 Light Industry workshop • Perfect, brand new set and forget property!

$729,000 + GST

Light Industrial Lots at Gap Ridge 23 New Lots Just Released

Massive state of the art workshop

• From 2082 - 5862 sqm • Excellent exposure on Dampier Highway • Fully serviced • Gap Ridge Industrial Estate will be one of Western Australia’s largest regional industrial estates with a total of 128 lots

1/112 Iron Ore Street, Wedgefield • Absolute quality new workshop development • Expansive 862m2 total floor area • Drive through workshop of approx. 570m2 • Investors return minimum 10.7% net return, $5,769 p/w • Never before available quality and size

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Corporate Tenant - Achieve 10.2% Net Lot 6/1657 Welsh Drive Newman • Total land area 5885m2        

Widely regarded as the leading commercial, industrial and business sale experts with uncompromising integrity and professionalism, specialising in buying, selling, leasing, development and business sales

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Hedland: (08) 9172 5300 Karratha: (08) 9143 1599

• Buildings comprise of office, reception, workshop • Engineering workshop 1156m2 • Huge annual return of

Leasing Karratha 1/990 Croydon Road, LIE AVAILABLE NOW $11,500/ mth + GST + Outgoings Located in Karratha’s primary industrial area this modern building offers 182sqm of air-conditioned office space, 267 sqm workshop space, 3 phase power and 2 electric roller doors.

1/16 Crane Circle, Pegs Creek AVAILABLE NOW P.O.A A unique mix of office, workshop and live in accommodation in Karratha’s CBD. This one is not to be missed.

South Hedland 3A/3 Hunt Street AVAILABLE NOW $4,354/pm + GST & outgoings Approx. 90m2 office space, shared bathroom and kitchenette facilities in excellent condition

Wedgefield 1/101 Pinnacles Street AVAILABLE NOW $7,500/pm + GST & outgoings Approx. 190m2 workshop plus mezzanine, air conditioned office with kitchenette and bathroom

Pippingarra 126 Great Northern Highway AVAILABLE NOW P.O.A 200 + hectares hardstand, 30min drive from Port Hedland, small and large lots available, incredible opportunity

$474,048 (ex GST)

$4,700,000 + GST

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Modern Tasmanian entertainer fastfacts Price $495,000 overlooks vineyards & ocean Situated in one of the most sought after corners of Hawley Beach is this beautifully designed and well appointed 3 bedroom family home.

finish and obvious attention to detail. The homes many features include stunning designer kitchen with European appliances, composite granite work surfaces and island bench, fully ducted air conditioning, open plan living, separate sitting room, dedicated office, stylish bathrooms, undercover entertainment area plus paved alfresco dining and 3 car garage plus additional parking for the boat or caravan.

Sitting in a sunny and elevated position on a generous 949 square metres of landscaped grounds this modern home provides both the highest quality of

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With a wonderful aspect overlooking the vineyards of Hawley house and the ocean beyond, this truly beautiful home must be inspected to be appreciated. Just a short walk to some of the most picturesque and safe beaches in Tasmania, it presents an ideal opportunity to secure a relaxed lifestyle in one of the fastest growing and most popular coastal communities on Tasmania’s North West Coast.


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Quality built home, fully furnished Extensive outdoor entertaining area Butlers kitchen, study, 2 living areas New subdivision location


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Amazing Property Values • Fantastic Quality Homes • Beautifully Tranquil Coastal Environment Secure A Safer Relaxed Lifestyle in Tasmania • Just 15 Minutes from Devonport Airport 6 Dumbleton Street, Hawley Beach

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13 Cabernet Court, Hawley Beach

2 Dumbleton Street, Hawley Beach

High Quality Brick & Tile Home Stylish Kitchen, Vineyard views Open Plan living/dining 900m2 block, landscaped gardens

$495,000 2


Large Split level beach House Sunny Aspect, Character Features Sought After location, Beach outlook 811m2 block, Close to township

$499,000 3



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Charming 2 bedroom unit Low maintenance, small yard Private location, ideal investment Close to all community facilities

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Generous family home of 353 m2 Estuary views, Parents retreat Dual living areas, quality kitchen Double glazed, Air Conditioning

$599,000 2




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What is your best memory in the Pilbara? Camping on an island out off Dampier. Great company and amazing scenery Which famous person’s house would you like to sell? Kim Kardashian- everyone would want to buy it

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What is your Favourite way of spending a Sunday? Relaxing & soaking up the sun What is your motto in life? Live life to the fullest   If the Queen would come to dinner, what would you cook for her? Roasted chicken, pumpkin & fetta salad with a nice glass of wine

13b Bateman Crt, Millars Well Price $699,000


Perfectly positioned & well-presented 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom solid brick home featuring a massive kitchen and 2 living areas. Room for extra vehicles & boat. 565sqm (Approx)


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Property of the week 124a Irwin Crescent, Dampier

Relax by the pool - it’s all been done!

This fully renovated 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom rendered brick and iron home is a true testament to the laid back resort style lifestyle of Dampier. This amazing family home sits on a massive 1034 sqm of prime Dampier earth. Outside you will find a truly spectacular resort style alfresco area perfect for entertaining your friends and family or simply relaxing with the kids. Tropical, low maintenance,

automatic reticulated (front and back) gardens and stylish landscaping surround a large sparkling below ground pool with shade sails above. A gabled patio area completes this functional and impressive area. The rear is a safe haven for the kids with a cubby house and a rear patio overlooking landscaped gardens perfect for relaxing, barbecuing and catching up with friends. Inside the property is just as impressive with


contemporary styling throughout. A large kitchen/ living/meal area is the central hub of the home which has airconditioning, ceiling fans and tiles throughout. Plenty of parking and access is available to the block plus a store room and a 4×4 shed. This rare and unique property is available with vacant possession and is one of a kind in this price bracket.


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iron home  Massive 1034sqm block

124a Irwin Crescent Dampier

 Automatically reticulated front and rear


 Large contemporary kitchen/living/meals

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tropical gardens  Large below ground pool & shade sails

 Bathroom features separate shower and bath, finished with inlaid river stones  Long driveway, plenty of parking and double gated rear access, accommodating numerous cars, boats and caravans  Store room and 4x4 shed

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Ready to occupy this year! 13% potential rental return This immaculate 4 bedroom home offers many features, either as company or owner-occupied accommodation, or as an investment. Its neutral interior, renovated in the 1980s, features an open plan dining, kitchen and lounge. This allows the indoors to flow seamlessly from the dining area to the large outdoor covered patio. There is a large family-sized bathroom with shower and bath and ducted air-conditioning throughout, while the bedrooms have built-in-robes. The property is fully fenced and has a carport and tandem garage with doors opening onto the covered patio. This allows for extra off-street parking. As well as landscaped grounds with a rear grasscovered backyard, the property is close to recreation and shopping amenities and is very private and secure. This is a unique chance to be part of the renewed growth in Newman’s property market. Act today.

❚ This is a unique chance to be part of the renewed growth in Newman’s property market term lease.

fastfacts Price $979,000 Carney Street Newman AGENT

Crawford Realty

CONTACT Janine 0439 629 621 WEB

❚ Featuring landscaped grounds and a lovely rear backyard


❚ The indoor dining area opens onto a large outdoor patio


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Featured Property Ready To Occupy This Year! Potential 13% ROI 4 1 4 $979,000 13 CARNEY STREET, Newman

• 4 bedrooms with built in robes tastefully decorated • Air conditioning throughout with large bathroom and laundry • Fully fenced with two large covered patio areas with great lighting • Tandem garage with doors at both ends with carport adjacent and extra parking

Properties for Lease Tom Price Lot 903 Pilkena St Tom Price


Brand new 4 bed, 2 bathrooms plus office. Two lounges, close to LIA and shopping centre.

Great Starter Investment: 11% ROI

Central Convenient Location!

29B Nimingarra Dve, Newman

2 Barara Street, Newman

• Recently renovated inside

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• New kitchen with stainless appliances • 11.3% ROI

Brand New ROI 12% Two Year Lease





When Location Counts ROI 11.8%

12 Yanboomah Close, Newman

Unit 35/4 Newman Dve, Newman

20A Ethel Creek St, Newman

• 11.5% ROI Currently

• Easy care low maintenance

• 4 bedrooms with built in robes

• 4x1 concrete construction, open plan lounge/dining

• Separate Lounge

• Master with ensuite bathroom

• Quality Fittings

• Split air conditioning throughout

• Near new with two year lease

• Quality fittings and appliances

• Double carport

• Double carport with extra parking

• Covered patio at front and rear


• Open plan lounge/dining

close to shops and restaurant

• Spacious kitchen with family room opening to rear patio


• Parking for four vehicles

• Central and convenient location

• Air conditioning throughout


• 3 x 1 duplex home

design with ideal floor plan size

• 2 bedrooms with BIR


Will lease at up to $1300/week

• Appealing aesthetics and original

• Covered porch at front


20 Jabbarup Crescent, Newman

offering up to 11.8% in return!

• Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen


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Newman 15 Mindarra Dve Newman


This unique 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom development is situated in a prime location, only a short distance from the shopping centre, major banks and Post Office.

1/23 McLennan Drive, Newman

$1,800 p/w AVAILABLE 7/12

This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit is perfect for company accommodation. Large bedrooms, spacious kitchen/ dinning single carport with extra off street parking.

29 Knox Way Newman


This home includes four large bedrooms, one bathroom, is fully furnished and fenced with an undercover carport. Perfect company accommodation.

Register now to secure your property!

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The minefield of credit reporting alone Brokers who don’t have contact with a reputable credit rating repairer to refer bad credit clients to, may be missing out on more than just commission from lost deals. In some cases, they may also be doing their clients a disservice, says a leading credit rating repairer and advocate for credit reporting accuracy. CEO of MyCRA Credit Rating Repairs, Graham Doessel says that while many people whose credit history shows up with defaults deserve that rating, there are also many whose credit file contains errors and omissions and he says those people should be given the chance to clear their name. Mr Doessel wants to help educate brokers and consumers alike on some of the myths surrounding credit files. Consumers always know they have bad credit before they apply for a loan. There can be many reasons for people not to know they have bad credit until they apply for a loan. They may have moved, been hospitalised, been an identity theft victim or even been a victim of error with their creditor. If the client was not notified prior to the default, in many instances the listing has been placed on the credit file unlawfully, and should be disputed. Credit file listings are always correctly placed on credit files. Credit reporting mistakes can and do happen – but most consumers are unable to recognise credit file errors. Some estimates point to as many as 34% of credit files containing errors or omissions. Credit file complaints are easily disputed. Some brokers assume if the listing is there – the client must be deserving of it. But in reality, once a listing has been placed on a credit file, it is very difficult for individuals to have it removed. So even if the listing shouldn’t be there, most often people are forced to put up with it. Often they are told the listing can be marked as paid, but will not be removed from the credit file. If a Default or Clear-out is on the credit file it can never be removed prior to the end date. Some brokers assume credit repair must be a ‘con’, as in their experience listings are never removed. In truth, unless the client can show why the listing was placed unlawfully on the credit file it will not be removed. It is up to the client (or the credit repairer acting on their behalf) to show reason as to why the listing was placed unlawfully, and negotiate its removal. The process of credit repair involves an audit-like investigation of the entire case to determine, based on legislation whether the credit listing was placed unlawfully on the credit file. If this is determined, the credit repairer will formally negotiate the removal of the listing from the credit file on the client’s behalf. A bad credit client should be steered to the nonconforming market. If a broker considers duty of care to their client, and they believe the client should be able to obtain mainstream credit, except for bad credit history – then another step must be inserted in the process – deciding on the possible validity of the bad credit before providing non-conforming finance options to them. Credit repair is a waste of money. If a potential borrower is able to have their unfair credit listing removed, they can reduce their interest charges by thousands just by entering a loan with a mainstream lender. On a loan amount of $350,000, a borrower would pay $487.62 more in interest each month over the first three years in a non-conforming loan at 9% interest vs the standard variable rate of say 7%. When we look at that in total, the borrower would be up for a staggering $17,554.34 more just in interest alone over those first three years.

There is an old saying in property investment that ‘the tenant is king’. Appropriately so - because the tenant plays a critical role in the success or failure of each and every investment property. By Ryan Crawford, Group Director, Crawford Property Group The investor who finds a quality tenant can then secure a sound income stream to service their mortgage as well as cover maintenance costs associated with their property. Alternatively, selecting a bad tenant can result in non-payment of rent and damage to the property, which is one of the main reasons that would drive a mining town investor to sell their property at a loss. It’s no surprise that investors are attracted to buying properties in mining towns because of the huge rental returns and regular capital growth. However, these financial riches are accompanied by unique challenges as often the investor lives hundreds of kilometres from their investment property, due to most mining towns being located in remote areas of Australia. Figures




approximately half of all landlords in capital cities manage their own investment properties, very few selfmanage their investments if they are located in regional areas such as the Pilbara. Logistically, it is too difficult and can be fraught with danger. In addition, there are key differences between the type of tenants in the mining town marketplaces and those who rent properties in city areas. Traditionally, tenants in cities tend to be young, single or couples, who are students or have just entered the work force. In contrast, tenants in mining towns are predominantly mining companies who are leasing properties for highly paid, skilled employees. The predominance of these corporate tenants in mining towns comes with an expectation of quality accommodation in some markets, with a preference to new or near new properties that are professionally managed by local agents to assist with urgent leasing and maintenance requirements.

Mining companies are mindful of supporting their highly paid workforce and invest allot of time and energy in retaining staff and families within the town. Astute companies are mindful that Low quality accommodation and lack of professional management, results in higher turnover of staff, impacting the company negatively from a financial and cultural perspective. The key to successful investing in mining areas is relying on the right advice about the type of property that will appeal to the marketplace, prior to purchase. In addition, selecting a local property management company that has developed a long term working relationship with mining companies is also critical to success. Crawford Realty offers a premium property management service throughout the Pilbara that has been specialised to service investors and care for their properties in these unique investment regions. For more information visit property-management.

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All credit repairers are the same. Consumers do need to be aware there are some agencies out there who are happy to take money, but don’t add enough benefit to be of value over what an individual could do themselves. People looking for a reputable credit repairer should ask plenty of questions, do their homework on the company, and request some testimonials from past clients before they commit.

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57 Moore Street, Port Hedland

• 4x1 Fibro & Iron home, located on a 1005sqm block • Modern renovated kitchen featuring gas cooking • Huge under cover entertaining area surrounded by gardens • Large powered workshop or double lock up garage • Fully fenced yard for parking up to 8 cars, a boat or caravan

• R20 958m2 block plus an additional 110m2 to come • 3 x 1.5 fully renovated inside / Fully fenced block • Huge lounge room / Nice new kitchen / New bathroom • Generous sized bedrooms with BIRs / Additional shower • Potential 1068m2 to sub-divide / Possible R30 zoning

• Existing dwelling on site is in excellent condition and sits on 965m2 block • Prime development site / future development potential! • Solid income of $130,357pa with a strong company lease in place • Large front & rear yard with below ground pool









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• 3 x 1 Unit with no common walls set on a 484 sqm lot • Quiet complex of 7 • Outdoor entertaining area with beautiful tropical gardens • Offering vacant possession • Close to school and five minutes from town centre

• Large formal lounge/dining with timber flooring throughout • Above ground pool surrounded by tropical gardens • Private front court yard, rear entertaining. • Fully powered shed/workshop • Ample undercover parking with side access

• Brand new spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Townhouse • Open plan living flows effortlessly out onto a large alfresco area • Three luxury sized bedrooms all with built in robes • Kitchen with stylish design and quality stainless steel appliances • Plentiful internal and external storage space


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176 Richardson Way, Bulgarra

196 Forrest Crescent, Dampier

• National Corporate tenant with a 12 month lease      • Split system air-conditioning throughout • Beautifully constructed in Karratha stone, with timber feature ceiling. • Large walk ins and built ins throughout

• 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home currently owner/occupied • 744 m2 lot zoned R30 • Close to town centre, schools and amenities • Level site making it easy to redevelop • Suitable for a two storey development

• 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with carport under main roof • Huge 989sqm block • Currently tenanted to a corporate company • Close to schools, recreation areas and beach





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8/7 Grant Place Port Hedland

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19 Haines Street South Hedland

$1,500 / wk AVAILABLE NOW

This 3x1 unit is fully furnished and located in a secure complex. The bedrooms have BIR’s and there is a combined kitchen, dining, living area. The outside features a shared bbq area.

177 Anderson Street $1800/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 17/12/12 2x1 home with a sunken lounge & separate dining/kitchen. Fully fenced yard with established gardens, carport. Just a stone’s throw from the local shopping centre.

25E Koombana Avenue $1800/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 10/12/12 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home that has been renovated inside. Entertaining area at rear and grassed areas with a fully fenced yard.

44 Counihan Crescent from $2900/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE DECEMBER Premium 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments with all the trimmings, the complex features a below ground pool, gymnasium & underground parking. Prices from $2900/wk for ground floor to $3200/wk for 3rd floor.

23/5 Quartz Quarry Road $3100/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 15/12/12 6 bedroom 5 bathroom home with large verandahs around the outside. Open plan living arrangement. 4 corner bedrooms all have ensuites.

60 Dowding Way Port Hedland

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Unique 3 dwellings under 1 roof. 3x1 downstairs, 3x3 with entertaining balcony upstairs & a 2x1 unit at the rear. Company accommodation solution.

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• Good sized bedrooms with split system A/C • Master Bedroom with luxury walk through robe • Large open plan living with designer kitchen • Fenced off front yard • Alfresco dining area

• 3 good sized bedrooms, 1 bathroom • New functional kitchen with abundant cupboard space • Tiled floors throughout • Split system air conditioning • Fantastic location close to school, beach and shops

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Situated Close to Karratha’s CBD this lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom two storey villa is the perfect place to come home and relax. With separate living area and own courtyard you will not want to miss the opportunity to live here. Fully Furnished villa. One month rent free.

10 Hyde Road Pegs Creek

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Situated close to Karratha’s CBD this 4 x1 has it all. With stunning views of the hills this beautiful family home has large open living that flows on the undercover alfresco area. The rear yard is surrounded by tropical gardens and features a beautiful large swimming pool and shed.

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Step inside this beautifully presented 4x2 property and instantly feel at home! The large gourmet kitchen is perfect for the cooking lover and with large open living space that flows onto your very own patio, surrounded by stunning landscaping you couldn’t feel more at ease coming home after a long day at work.

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Situated in sought after Baynton West this stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has the finest fittings and finishes that are hard to pass by! With luxury master bedroom and ensuite, Open living and theatre room, Outdoor entertaining equipped with swimming pool and built in bbq, this home really has it all.

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Priced to sell Three bedrooms with built-in robes and a study are the features of this property situated on a 743m2 block. The entry leads into large lounge and dining which allows plenty of living space. The outdoor area is capped off by sparkling below ground pool and patio, which are great for entertaining and relaxing. A huge shed-cum-workshop with power is an added bonus for the tradesman or simply use it for extra storage.

❚ Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle Dampier has to offer with this unique property

Living in paradise Relax and escape the daily grind to the carefree coastal lifestyle on offer in this fabulous Dampier property within walking distance to the beach. The home sits on a 911 square metre block and consists of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and open plan living. Step outside the back of the property and you have a massive backyard with a built-in bar and rear access which is shire approved. Pool fencing is already in place in the backyard, you just need to add the pool.

Currently under lease until 2013

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fastfacts Price $775,000 303 Viveash Way Bulgarra AGENT

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fastfacts Price $800,000 252 Yule Crescent Dampier AGENT

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❚ This centrally located Bulgarra home offers great value for the investor

Investment opportunity This is a rare opportunity to secure an investment or your own corporate or operational facility in the Karratha Light Industrial Area. This is an excellent property that has been well designed and well laid out. The facilities are modern with the majority of the laydown in concrete with the balance in compacted road base. It has a separate modern office consisting of a reception and two office spaces, a modern lunch room and excellent amenities. Commercial features include an office reception, modern staff amenities, a huge 500m2 workshop, three bay roller doors, a mezzanine and visitor parking. Operationally it is extremely practical and commercially very professional. Properties like this are difficult to find with services companies seeking to lease or expand constantly, placing

great pressure on the market. This is a quality commercial and operational complex, which will suit a variety of commercial applications. As an investment it will lease readily and as a commercial operation it would have great appeal.

fastfacts Price $2,300,000 + GST Lot 2867 Cowle Rd, LIE Pegs Creek AGENT

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❚ This affordable property with huge potential offers investors a unique opportunity to enter the Karratha property market

Invest or nest Are you looking for that perfect investment opportunity in a growth location?

fastfacts Price $530,000 14A Snook Way Pegs Creek AGENT

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❚ This well-appointed complex will suit a variety of commercial applications

This is your chance to get into the Karratha property market with this two-bedroom unit. The unit has a spacious living area with the kitchen tucked into one corner and two bedrooms with built in robes. At the rear of the property is undercover parking for two cars and a courtyard. Enjoy a quiet, friendly location close to schools, the main shopping centre and Karratha CBD Conveniently located and bursting with potential this unit in a small complex of only three; it is a perfect entry point into today’s market.

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Quality, affordable property with 12.84% ROI This 3x1 property has it all – a secure company lease until April 2013 and top quality build. Investors will bring in $1,900 per week rent for $98,000 per annum or a 12.84 per cent return on investment. This brick build home inside a quiet South Hedland complex has three spacious bedrooms, a modern bathroom, carport and air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. The master bedroom has a built in robe, while the property also includes a lounge room, dining area, neat kitchen and undercover alfresco area. This is a low maintenance, high returning investment property so do not delay in securing it today.

fastfacts Price $769,000 2/13 Rutherford Road South Hedland AGENT

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❚ This property will bring investors $1,900 per week rent for $98,000 per annum or a 12.84 per cent return on investment.

Price, presentation and location This property offers investors a fantastic opportunity to secure a company lease, which will pay up to $2,200 per week and return a huge 11.49 per cent.

❚ This property is in a great location and will see continued tenant demand with high rentals and capital growth

Or put in terms of a yearly rental return, it comes to $114,400. This stunning property features 3 good-sized bedrooms with polished wooden floorboards and ceiling fans and split system air conditioning. The open plan living area also features solid wooden flooring, air conditioning and ceiling fans. The functional country style kitchen includes free standing gas cooking, breakfast bar and ample storage and bench space. Just off from the main living area and kitchen is a large fully renovated laundry with separate toilet facilities. The beautifully renovated bathroom includes a fitted vanity unit, glass screened shower over bath with chrome fittings and tiled walls and flooring, all finished to a very high standard. Once you walk outside the

home you may be forgiven that you have just arrived at your very own tropical resort with its palmlined, below ground pool and huge under cover entertaining area all surrounded by a garden oasis that is watered by an automatic reticulation system. The 811m2 block also has parking room for up to four cars. This property is in a great location and will see continued tenant demand with high rentals and capital growth.

fastfacts Price $995,000 7 Trembath Street Port Hedland AGENT

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Great value - achieve 12.19% return This home already produces big returns but it has even bigger potential for equity growth for potential investors will to conduct simple renovations or add an extra dwelling out the back.

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Investors will be able to immediately enjoy rental returns of $1,700 per week for a sum of $88,000 per annum. That equates to a 12.19 return on investment. This is a home with massive potential. It has 3 generously-sized bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a spacious lounge and separate dining and kitchen areas. This excellent sized property is fully fenced with parking for more than six vehicles. At 819m2, the block is perfect for adding a granny flat or additional dwelling to bump up rental returns.

It is rare to find a 3 bedroom single bathroom home that is not only in a great location like this but also coming at such an affordable price, so don’t miss out.

fastfacts Price $725,000 20 Greene Place South Hedland AGENT

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❚ With 12.19 per cent returns and such a large block, this is a home with massive potential.


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n First Place Winners Left to Right Jasmine Blennerhassett Sam Dalgleish Jarrad Blackburn Jade McNaughton Emily Edwards

Exmouth Broken Guitar Awards reveal special North West talent DVD review

By Jarrad Blackburn The first annual Exmouth Broken Guitar Awards were held on Saturday night at the Exmouth Shire Hall and hosted by the Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre. Jamie Mercanti from Slim Jim Enterprises and local flautist Branwen Smith judged eleven entries from the Exmouth Shire earlier in

the year.

and Jade McNaughton.

The seven finalists from the Adult and Student categories performed their songs at the awards concert.

Jarrad Blackburn won first place in the Adult Category with his song Minstrels Eternity.

The night started with the two student entries who were awarded equal first place. The judges said that they were astounded by the quality of the entries and praised Tears by Jasmine Blennerhassett and Sam Dalgleish and I Just Wanna Be Me by Emily Edwards

The winners were awarded the Broken Guitar, a battered old instrument that will have the names of each year’s winners engraved on its face and placed on display in town. This year the awards were sponsored by Exmouth Tackle and Camping and Brumbys Exmouth and ECAC will be looking to

Entries will be opened up to artists living in the entire North West area and it is the organisers’ hopes that they can offer some great prizes for the next competition. Entrant Jarrad Blackburn said, “It would be really great to see the competition grow and show the state that the musicians here in the North West have something special to offer”.

(our first 5 star movie) By Sean Smith, Karratha

day, the anxiety it creates and not knowing what happened to your friend is excruciating.

It’s official; sorry world, but Australia makes the best movies.

My experience really helped me resonate with this movie.

Wish You were Here is about two couples who head to Cambodia for a holiday. It’s a picture perfect holiday, new sights, new sounds, big parties and a ton of fun. Something happens the night of the party and only three of the four come back home to Australia, with one of them missing. As Alice (Felicity Price) and Dave (Joel Edgerton), try to fit back into their normal family and working lives, the mystery surrounding the disappearance of their friend slowly starts to become apparent. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

Wish You Were Here Starring: Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr

It was believable and the story line could easily have been based on a real story.

It was believable and the story line could easily have been based on a real story. The acting, especially by Joel Edgerton, is impeccable and you really start to feel his anxiety and fear. Later in the movie the story allows us to see exactly what is creating such a sense of panic within him. Having travelled extensively, I know what it’s like to have a friend go missing. On one occasion, my travelling partner was drugged and mugged and dumped one hour out of Istanbul. Even though he was only missing for one

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gather support from the wider North West Region for next year.

After watching the film I was so proud of myself for finally choosing a fantastic movie, I asked my wife to jump in the ute and parade me around the streets of Karratha clutching the DVD high in the air. She rolled her eyes, but reluctantly agreed. Our kids marched into the ute single-file and off we went with me in the back of the ute. I stood up tall with my chest out, chin held up, DVD raised high in the air with one hand, while my other hand grabbed tightly onto the roof rack. We slowly drove around Karratha and I screamed out to the onlookers, “I finally chose a great movie!” People understood that feeling and started pouring out of their houses to catch a glimpse. Women started to cry, men looked on in awe and kids chased the ute down the street holding onto pens and signature books. We did a few laps and returned home with a feeling of pride and achievement. I had embarrassed my family to the extreme, but it was worth it, I had chosen a fantastic movie and I was full of pride and no one was going to rain on my “I’ve chosen the best DVD ever” parade.

musician interview By Tamara Binamat Shannon “The hardest working man in music” Noll will be performing live at the Icon, Karratha next Sunday December 9 with his band as part of his ‘In My Youth’ tour. ‘In My Youth’ will showcase Shannon Noll playing the songs that he grew up with in the eighties, songs he has always wanted to reimagine and take on the road. “My favourite era of any music at all is probably the eighties and early nineties,” said Shannon.

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“It’s the stuff I grew up on so for me, it’s to sort of pay tribute to that era of music and get back to what I used to sing in the cover band.” The Karratha audience can expect to hear some INXS, Diesel, Choirboys and Noiseworks, a handful of the best Aussie bands our nation has heard. It’s been a while since “Nollsie” was in the Pilbara and he’s been itching to get back, revealing he’d be working here if he weren’t a musician. “A lot of my mates from back home work on the mines, it’s probably what I’d do if I wasn’t doing this,” he said.

For the third year, Pilbara Echo will be holding one of the largest Christmas lights competitions in W.A.

12 Nov

Entry Forms distributed to every household

1 Dec


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Entries Close 5pm Friday

10/11 Dec

Judging from 7pm - 10pm

It’s FREE to enter, all you need to do is visit our website or drop into our office for an official entry pack.

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Winners notified & photographed

Judging by a four member panel will take place on the weekend of 10-11 December.

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Final edition

Official entrants will be published weekly in the lead up to our special Christmas edition. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 14th December and published on Saturday 17th December. Entries will be assessed from the street, based on first impressions, creativity, use of colour, special effects and Christmas themes. 100% of sponsorship money will be returned to the community as prizes.

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Since recovering, Shannon has been on tour right through to now, seeing most of the regional areas in Australia. Although he picked up a few moves while on DWTS, we in the Pilbara won’t get to see “Shannon the dancer”. “I think if I put any of those dance moves that I learnt in the show into the set I’d probably get chased out!” he said.


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It’s been a hard road for Shannon this year, who underwent emergency spinal surgery after quitting Dancing With The Stars in May.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been up north and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone when I get there,” he said.

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“I tell it very blatantly, it’s very easy to understand what I’m saying in the lyric.”

“I love that part of the country, I went out fishing when I went up there years ago and I love the warmth.

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“A lot of people are very vague in their lyrics, they’ll describe it a way that three or four different people take it different ways,” he said.

“Especially with the water up there, its terrific.

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Shannon has said he “tells it straight up and down” when it comes to writing songs.

After a month off with his family for Christmas Shannon is straight back on the tour bus and out into the country he truly loves.


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“It’s great to get out in the sunshine and have a look around.”


By Tamara Binamat With a successful 25-year career under his belt, professional DJ Kenny L is returning to the Pilbara to show dancefloors what he’s made of.

YOLO is stepping up a notch and transforming the Ibis Styles Hotel into the ultimate summer paradise on Saturday, December 8.

Supported by Click Like, Kenny L is performing at the Pier Hotel in Port Hedland tonight, Saturday December 1. “When I come up I’ll be playing a mixed bag of house, electro, dubstep and maybe a bit of drum‘n’bass thrown in there,” he revealed. The crowd can expect to hear mixes of Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Tommy Trash and Kurd Maverick. Originally from Perth, Kenny L has played on an international level representing Australia at the Fast Forward Festival at Rotterdam in 2005 as well as locally, performing at almost every major dance festival in Perth for the last 10 years. Kenny L has toured Karratha and Port Hedland before and says when he’s here he has noticed people are right up for partying. “Everyone is ready to party! They’re in party mode straight away, it makes it lots more enjoyable,” he said. “I look forward to seeing everyone there on Saturday night.”

The summer festival themed event will have tonnes of beach sand, beach balls, inflatable palm trees and beach lounges. DJ Adam Hankinson said it is the perfect time of the year for an event like this. “It’s never been done in Karratha and YOLO is about doing something amazing and different; I think this will be a big hit!” he said. “The beach sand is going to be huge, nothing like this has ever been done in most capital cities, not to mention Karratha.” Alongside the regular DJ crew including Adam Hankinson, Saccas, Moltek, Cooplex, Huckleberry and Re, there will also be a special quest. “Ace Basik has supported some massive names in the business and played in some of the major festivals including Stereosonic, Future Music and Cream Fields,” Hankinson said. “He will bring a different vibe to the town and is guaranteed to move any dance floor!”

Kenny L with support from Click Like at the Pier Hotel, Port Hedland DATE: Saturday December 1 TIME: Doors open 8pm until midnight COST: Entry $20, door sales only

SATURDAY 1 $20 Steak Night @ Nemo’s Cafe in Exmouth Plus full menu with fresh seafood, sumptuous steaks, big burgers and vegetarian options. DJ Kenny L with support from Click Like The Pier Hotel, Port Hedland | 8pm until midnight Ministry of Sound the Annual Tour featuring Mobin Master With support from Damian John, Panda and Hanky The Ibis Styles Hotel, Karratha | 8pm until 1am SUNDAY 2 Near Soul (Acoustic act in the beer garden) Tambrey Tavern, Karratha 6pm – 9pm

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At the last YOLO event DJ Re proved that she already has a huge following, even though it was her first performance with the group. “Re is a local who we wanted to give a shot, YOLO is also about promoting the local talent we have,” Hankinson said. “She had an overwhelming positive response, she was amazing and I’m sure we will hear a lot more from her.” Pre sale tickets are available for $20 from Cool Change, Wet and Wicked and Edge Sports.

It’s never been done in Karratha and YOLO is about doing something amazing and different; I think this will be a big hit!

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another team. 3:00pm-6:30pm | Mindarra Dr (08) 9175-1110 | (08) 9177-8549 | Newman Club Inc MONDAY 3 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, please contact Helen Wright on 0400 200 781. TUESDAY 4 Trivia night at Tambrey Tavern from 7pm FRIDAY 7 42 Decibels rock out in the beer garden 7pm – 10pm | Tambrey Tavern, Karratha DJ Nino Brown performs in Karratha 8pm until midnight SATURDAY 8 Amped (Rock act) in the beer garden | 6.30pm – 10pm

Tambrey Tavern, Karratha DJ Nino Brown The Pier Hotel, Port Hedland 8pm until midnight Jan Ford Markets 10:00 – 13:00 Jan Ford Indulgence Centre, 19 Kingsmill street in Port Hedland. Come on down to the Jan Ford Indulgence Centre, 19 Kingsmill street in Port Hedland, 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. For more information, please contact Karenn Stjernqvist on 0417 750 810 or email SUNDAY 9 Amped (Rock act) in the beer garden 6.30pm – 10pm Tambrey Tavern, Karratha



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ROOM available in beautiful 4x2 in Nickol, Karratha. Would suit single; $350 per week. Separate fan and air con...Friendly household - must like dogs! Call 0405 149 510 ROOM for rent Baynton West, Karratha. New large house has a separate entrance for room. Available for responsible working people. No smoking, no pets. $475 singles, couples+$100. All bills, internet included. CALL 0435 105 726 ROOM for rent in Baynton West, Karratha. New, large house for responsible working people. No smoking, no pets. $425 singles only. All bills, internet included. Call 0435 105 726 ROOM for rent in Bulgarra. Great house with pool and lots of grass and garden. Close to town. 3x1 $400 pw. Call 0428 150 479 0r 0427 052 323.


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HUGE three bedroom unit, in Roebourne Massive patio and backyard. $700, phone 0437 921 445

Granny flats up to 60m max, 1 or 2 bedrooms fully furnished, from $ 50.000, custom built or  flatpac. 2

Phone Terry on 0427677675 or Paul on 0411182136

Bali Holiday Home available. Close to beach in Sanur. Walk to shops, restaurants etc. Situated in a quiet location. Has its own pool. Fully self contained. For details contact Keith 0432932411. A room for rent in Bulgarra $300 Single (couples considered) available immediately. Must like pets. Must be clean and working. Call Cody - 0407 568 273 after 5pm or SMS. ACCOMMODATION available - 24ft caravan furnished, secure, carpark, central area $450 a week plus electricity. Contact Kim 0409 204 534 BRAND New 4x2 house with study and boat space available for rent on Baynton Drive, Baynton. Boat space will be landscaped with grass. Available 1st week of December. This house will not disappoint! $1900/week neg long term leasing options. Call Zak on 0420 211 111 CHEAP Room for rent in Dampier. $350 per week, bills included. Call or text for viewing. Young, fun housemates. Pete- 0412 540 162 Dane-0401 636 147 CLEAN New Home for Lease 4 Bed 2 Bath (with bath) Large outdoor living. Easy care gardens. All Mod Cons. Only One neighbour. Huge Double Auto garage and store. Solar H/water. Very Secure. $1650/ week to view please call Mark 0417 991 169

KTA Brick 4x1 house with new separate rear 2x1 fully self contained flat, split system air cons and below ground pool. Sleeps six or multi use business and residential, on Tambrey Dve, under cover parking for 3, fully retic. Easy care, separate living areas. Call 0438 181 955 Best offer. NEW 4x2 available for rent in Baynton West. Quiet location with good parking and easy access to the side yard. Open plan kitchen/ dining/ living, two outdoor living areas, lush lawns, very secure. Available now at $1800pw. Please call 0458 051 804. NEW 5 x 2 (+Study), executive house for rent in Baynton immediately. Plot area 612m2. House area 241 m2 (313 m2 incl outside living). Brick construction, built to Display Home specifications. See IsEOE. Address - 33 Mujira Ramble, Baynton. View anytime, call Ph 0419 888 950. NEW Baynton house, 6x6 with 2nd kitchen, ideal for corporates or your own B and B. $2900pw 0418933944 TWO rooms for rent in Baynton, Fully furnished, cleaned & tidy. Single $400,couple $500 including bills. Two weeks bond required. Pls call: 0403 642 771 or 0427 602 066. ~~FOR SALE

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5 Dunlop Grand Trek 255/70 off road 16’s. 4 @ 95% 1 @ 100% (spare). $550. Please ring 0417 180 786 BRAND new camping trailer suitable for motorbike/small car $3,000 located in Roebourne 9143-1393 or 0419934927 BREVILLE coffee machine, $60. Good working order, have upgraded to pod machine. Small dog airline crate, $40. Revolving square wooden CD holder, free. Phone 9185 6779 or 0419 394 905. BRICKS new $1, $2, $3, each plenty left, 91821126 0417094558 BUILDING Material, pipes, poles, galvanised fence poles, tin some new, steal, brackets, etc offers 91821126 0417094558 CABINET steel for hanging maps, plans etc 1& half mtr x 1mtr offers 91821126 0417094558 CAMERA - Canon EOS 1100D EF-S 18-55mm kit. Excellent condition in original packaging including software. Additional Canon battery, EF-S 55-250mm IS and Filter. $400.00 KTA Mob: 0488 030 054

DAMPIER PROPERTY - 4/5 BED 1 BATH HOUSE FOR RENT. Nice pool, large powered shed on big block. Very tidy. Loads of parking. Available Soon. $1800 per week. Contact Rob Mobile: 0405 716 111

COLEMAN shade: Event 14 with Sunwall, 425 x 425 x 228cm, 50+ UPF roof panels, in original packaging. Opened once, never been used. Bargain at $180. Phone 9140 2602 or 0417 126 972, Hedland.

DAMPIER. 4 bed house with pool, large shed and carport in quiet cul de sac available end of January for private lease by Company. Call 9183 1751 for more details

DIGITAL Jewellery Scales 0.01g to 500g range. Brand New never been used. $60.00 Karratha Area PH 0405 038 515

FOR RENT 3 bedroom plus sleepout, Bulgarra. 5 minute walk to shops and oval. Available for as long as you like $1000/ week Ph 0417 025 572 and 9144 4743 HOUSE for lease and available 1 December. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + study + theatre room + double lock up garage. Located in Tambrey Estate. $1,600 per week. Call today - 0438 418 009 or email

EARTHWORKS, Flip screen bucket E80 fits excavators 22 to 29 ton, Pins 80mm, centres 430mm, ears 330mm. For screening all types of fill, backfilling, landscape, recycling, change the screen for different grades, current screen 38mm, weight 1.5, cubic capacity 0.8m,. $26,000.00 ono ph 0409 192 760 Perth WA EVENING/ Cocktail dresses for sale sizes 8-16 nothing over $70. Different styles and colours to choose from. Karratha call Jane 0418 951 719

for sale FEDERAL Couragia Mud Terrain Tyres 4WD. Only done couple hundred kms. 99% tread. Selling due to incorrect order with my new car. 265/70/17 4 tyres cost $1600 sell $950 ono Karratha area PH 0405 038 515 FENDER mustang floor guitar effects unit. Brand new, still in box. Paid $550 sell for $400. Ph Garry 0413 087 187 FOR SALE: Two 8.5-litres gas bottles. One is an empty gas bottle for $30. One full gas bottle for $60. (Caltex sells the full gas bottle for $90 and a refill costs $45.) Call 9186 2367. GATES, variety of sizes, offers 91821126 0417094558 HITACHI Rotary Hammer Drill near new $750 with attachments. Generator 2.2 KVA Superworks $260. Lawnmower MTD Large cut $160. Phone Peter 0417 901 065 HOUSE for sale, 4x2 house in Tambrey Estate. Build in 2008, currently rented until Sept 2013 with a monthly income of $7691. House in great location. $900K ONO. Phone Jacquie 0427 349 205. HOUSE hold furnished every thing must go heaps of DVD leaving because of ill heath ring anytime a garage sale will be held on Sat and Sunday from 7am to 5pm. Call on 91444495 LADIES golf clubs. Full set incl Taylormade driver, 2x Callaway woods, 2 other woods, Cobra Irons, putter, Maxfli bag and Smoothy Buggy. $350. KTA 9185 1340 LARGE Grafton Everest brown leather-look & wood lounge (3, 2 & 1 seats); 6-seat mahogany extendable dining table, upholstered chairs & matching buffet. Reluctant sale - too large for new home. Both imported, $600 each Ono. Available after 27/11, Hedland. Call 0417126972 or 91402602. LARGE quantity of aluminium windows of various sizes all Region D certified as well as miscellaneous cabinetwork for sale all at below cost due to unfinished project Ph 0437 616 317 (HED) LARGE quantity of miscellaneous Building materials for sale at below cost due to unfinished project including Stone Tops, S/S balustrading, Ceramic Basins, Composite Aluminum Cladding, S/S splash backs, etc Ph 437616317 (KTA) LEAVING town !!!!Must sell Entertainment package of :Panasonic 32”” LED + Samsung 3D Blueray + surround sound + HDMI cable * still brand new just been used for 2 months only.Call Dan 0409359056

for sale SINGLE bed and inner string mattress, in good condition. $80 PH0407788760. Ktha SINKS Troughs, fly wire doors, offers 91821126 0417094558 SPEARGUN $150 Beuchat 1m gun. Hasn’t been in the water. Ph 0438 198 291 TABLE Jarrah 3m, two piece slab with metal frame incl 4x Sandstone Legs $2500. KTA 0428 448 326 THINKING of getting Foxtel? It’s cheaper to have it installed if you have your own dish! Comes with mounting bracket and receiver. $20 KTA 0408 0132 023 TV & Set top box 48cm Mitsubishi $60.00. Canoes x 2 near new $1050.00. Lawn Mower large cut MTD $160.00. Generator 2.2KVA superworks $260.00. Bar Fridge $110.00. Hoover clothes dryer $110.00. Ph 0409 885 495 TWO person ROOFTOP TENT in good condition. Quick and easy to pop up and take down. $500 ONO KTA 0408013203 VR GTS body kit suit VK, group 3 grill and bobtail, still in primer $300. Ph 0419 497 334 XMAS decorations-well loved- tinsel streamers, coloured bobbles, various assortment. Would be suitable for a classroom, playgroup, house etc. 30.00. Plus small Xmas tree (Ht 40cm) $10.00 KTA 0437051416



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EXPERIENCED house sitter available in Karratha! Reliable, animal loving, non smoking and quiet living female would love to care for your home and pets in your absence. Keep your house safe and well maintained and the pets happy. If you are interested please call or txt Sabrina on 0415 303 254 NEW to Port Headland like lady friend to show me around the area and to have coffee chat, aged 45 to 50. Reply kevintassie@bigpond ~~GARAGE


ROOF RACK, aluminium, suited to Troopy $400. KTA 0439910112 SAFETY Boots Mack nearly new, worn just 1 week - Black Steel Toe -Size UK=4 US=5 Euro=39. Bought $150 sell $100 ONO. KTA send a text 0487 319 232 SIMPSON 6kg washing machine, $100; Hoover heavy duty 3.5kg dryer, $70; outdoor glass 6-seater table, $50; 6 x plastic chairs @ $5 ea; metal frame double bed & mattress, as new, $200; small microwave, $20; LG TV, $20. Phone 9140 2602 or 0417 126 972, Hedland.



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COMBINED garage sale - Sat 1st December 7am til 12 - no early birds, shelves, fishing gear, Christmas lights, mp3, bikes, clothes, furniture general house stuff. 12 Lilly Pde, Baynton. Ph 0409 681 959 LEAVING TOWN - everything must sell...8am onwards both Sat & Sun 1st/2nd Dec: 79 Berkeley Cres Dampier. BMX racing bike, pine cabinet, desk/chair, gym equip, kitchen appliances, tents, DVDs, TV’s, tennis gear, porter kot and much more! SATURDAY 8/12 from 8am. 936 Harding Way, Karratha. ph 0438094562


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Zim’sorcycle mot school

R/N, R/E and R class tuition Learn to ride safely Phone Zim on 0408 470 076 or 9185 4761

BIKE Yamaha 2006 Virago 250cc Cruiser V twin. Recently serviced with 3300km clocked. Selling for $3800. Contact 0466 113 105. KTA



Learn more about protecting your finances. ANZ and RSM Bird Cameron invite you to attend a financial planning seminar on Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Personal Insurance. Join us at Welcome Lotteries House, 7 Morse Court, Karratha, on Thursday 13 December, 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. To register contact Benita Keen on or 0432 758 207.

NWVA 2012 Annual General Meeting All positions on committee are open for nomination. All past, present and future players welcome.

Wednesday 12th December 6.30pm

Registration closes on Monday 10 December 2012.

6 Carroll Place, Millars Well Contact Bruce on 91852695. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) ABN 11 005 357 522. ANZ’s colour blue is a trademark of ANZ.

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Need indoor/outdoor furniture? Need gifts for Xmas? For Sale in Karratha for a short time only stock is limited:

• Daybeds & Cushions • Bar Tables & Stools • Dining Tables & Chairs • Buffets & Cabinets • Garden Benches • Garden Statues • Bowls & Trays • Wall Hangings • Bronze Animals & Buddhas • Gifts & Ornaments

Beautiful Natured Low Allergy 2 x males 1 x female in Karratha, can deliver to Hedland. All vaccinations up to date

Contact Donna on 0428 448 326 for an appointment to view

MURUJUGA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.00am on Wednesday the 12th of December 2012 at Wickham Community Hall Wickham WA. (Transport from Fifty Cent Hall in Roebourne is available. Please contact the office if your require this transport so that the number of bus runs can be calculated). Business of the meeting will be: • Chairman’s Welcome. • Approval of the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting. • Chairman’s Report. • Financial Report for 2011/2012 • Appointment of auditor for the 2012/2013 financial year • Election of Board Members. • Presentation on the proposed new Rule Book. A copy of the proposed Rule Book is available at the office of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation for perusal before the AGM. • To consider, and if thought fit, pass the following resolution as an ordinary resolution: “That the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation accept the proposed new Rule Book as presented today as its replacement Rule Book and that the proposed new Rule Book be registered with ORIC.” • Other Business. RON CRITCHLEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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HARLEY DAVIDSON 1942WLA Flatead service car, trike, re-cond engine, new paint, new loom, needs finishing, stored last 12 months, $15,500.00 ono. PERTH ph 0409192760 KAWASAKI KLX 2010 , 250S $5200 ono. One owner, 6 months rego, comes with helmet, gloves, Dri - Rider Cross Pro 11 Jacket (Was $300, only wore 3 times), only done 14234kms. No off road.. Call Leon 0409 409 827 KAWASAKI KLX 250S, 2010, $5200 ono. One owner, 6 months rego, comes with helmet, gloves, Dri - Rider Cross Pro 11 Jacket (Was $300, only wore 3 times), only done 14234kms. Call Leon 0409 409 827 YAMAHA 350 Raptor, 6 Speed Inc Reverse. 2009 - Great quad for those new to Riding. Approx 20 Hrs. $6500 ono. Ph 0438 939 425 YAMAHA V-Star 250cc 2007 Black Excellent learners bike. 9200kms on the clock. Rego 07/13 Located in Hedland. If interested please call 0405 977 664. $4500.neg.

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IT WORKS! BODY WRAPS ARE SWEEPING THE COUNTRY! Tighten, Tone & Firm. See Results in as little as 45 Mins! Retail 4/$99 or Loyal Customer 4/$59. Call Ronelle 0409917993 It Works! Ind. Distributor

DAMPIER House for Private Sale. Further Price reduction to $960,000 - negotiable. On Property ID: 13571. 3 x 1 with a study. 9x6 powered workshop. Front and rear patios. Fully fenced lockable backyard. Renoed throughout. To arrange a viewing please call 0418 833 459.




MALTESE shitzu poodle cross 10 weeks old. Wormed and vacn.. $350.00 call 0417048551. Very cuddley require good homes STAFFY pups 1 M 3 F Left. Ready now fully Vac & Wormed $800 KTA PH: Sharon 0419 462 964




CLASSIFIEDS JUNIOR SQUASH Where: Karratha Entertainment Centre When: 3-5pm Saturday 1 Dec Cost: $10 For more information Call David Clegg On 0400640404 ~~REAL ESTATE

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BUSINESS FOR SALE. Coral Bay-Exmouth school bus service contract with P.T.A. Operating since 1998 with consistant, reliable income and net returns. Includes 2008 Toyota Commuter Bus. 3 bedroom parkhome in Coral Bay an optional extra. Contact John : 0428 556 263 Email : johnandleonie@

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Roebourne Work Ready Programme

FOR Lease 5 Bedroom House in Anderson Street Port Hedland. 2 storey – 3 rooms upstairs, 2 downstairs, polished floorboards, large kitchen, large living area and pool (fully maintained). All queries please call 0459 595 083 I can email you photos. FOR Sale, 4 x2 bedroom house, in Tambrey Estate Karratha. Built in 2008, currently rented until Sept 2013 with a monthly rental income of $7691. House in great location. $900k ONO Phone Jacquie 0427 349 205 NEW 4x2 available for rent in Baynton West. Quiet location with good parking and easy access to the side yard. Open plan kitchen/ dining/ living, two outdoor living areas, lush lawns, very secure. Available now at $1700pw negotiable. Please call 0458 051 804.

Registrations for our Work Ready Programme starting in Roebourne in February 2013 are currently being accepted. Minimum entry requirements: - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander - Learners permit - Phase 2 - Basic literacy/numeracy skills

- Have your own accommodation in Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne or Wickham

Throughout the programme, it is expected that you will comply with the expectations below: - Pass a medical examination - Complete all units of the programme - Pass a drug and alcohol test - Work towards obtaining - Excellent attendance a WA C Class drivers licence - Willingness to commit (if applicable) to the programme To register your interest for the Work Ready Programme, application forms can be found: - Iron Ore Career Opportunities office (Wickham) 9187 0489 - Pilbara Institute (Roebourne TAFE) 9182 0350 - Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (Karratha) 9144 2408 - ITEC Employment (Karratha) 9159 7600


2013 SHIRE OF ROEBOURNE ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING DATES At the 19 November 2012 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to adopt the following 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting dates of the Shire of Roebourne, noting meeting times will be at 6.30pm. All meetings are open to the public. Date


21 January 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

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18 February 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

18 March 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 April 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

20 May 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting

Town Hall, Point Samson Peninsula Palms, Dampier

17 June 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

28 June 2013

Budget Meeting

15 July 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Roebourne Hall

19 August 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

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PILBARA SHADE SAILS Custom made locally for Pilbara conditions. Phone Steve Trevurza on 0410 867 102.


Mitsubishi 207,000 km 4 metres, petrol, 2.4 motor, toilet, shower, sleeps 5, TV, DVD, excellent sound system, gas hot water, 3 way fridge, reverse air, awning, all in top condition, lady owner. In Mandurah. $25,000 neg. Phone 95 815 485 or 0404 832 218

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MICHELE RASCHILLA 131 Pomeroy Road, Lesmurdie WA 6076

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. NORTON ROSE AUSTRALIA Level 39 Bankwest Tower 108 Georges RAGSt2012 Art Sale forTerrace Pilbara Echo.pdf 1 28/11/2012 1:42:40 PM Perth WA 6000 Solicitors for the Plaintiff


vehicles FORD Fairmont 2003, Auto, dual fuel, well serviced and maintained, new tyres, cruise, dual zone A/C, premium 6 stacker CD stereo, and much more, regretable sale $9500 ono Ph 0487 207 664 FORD Futura Au Year-2000. 183000 km - Just serviced 14/11/2012. $3500 ONO. Ph 9185 1318

A Charles Sturt University student is conducting a research project on contingent workers in the Pilbara. You are asked to participate in a short, anonymous, one-to-one interview. Please call or email if you are interested- phone: 0421 551 280, email:

FPV F6 Typhoon 2005, Silver, 101,000kms, 6 speed Manual, awesome car to drive. $26,000 ono. Call Travis 0428 466 599 HOLDEN Jackaroo ‘98 3.5 V6 SE petrol auto, Karratha, 7 mths rego, 180,000km, roof rack, custom slide-out drawer. Camper, 5-seater or work wagon. Fully equipped with lots of extras. $ 8,499 ono. Check out Gumtree (Ad ID 1010021632) or call Tim (0458700782) for further details. HOLDEN Monaro.2002 CV8, 5.7 Ltr v8, auto, 19” rims, stainless steel sports exhaust, AUSTRALIA 6 months rego, WIDEexcellent TREATMENTS condition. Must sell 1 week only then being sent to Perth. Reduced to sell $16500. BME 0457787612

wanted COUNTRY and Western band wanted in Port Hedland on 15/12/2012 for Christmas Party. If available please contact Dave Gray on 0428 906 785. DESPERATELY seeking a willing person who is flying to Darwin between now and 14th of December to tag a dog onto their flight. Call 0406191324!




HOLDEN Rodeo 4x4 AUSTRALIA space cab Ute with AUSTRALIA WIDE TREATMENTS WIDE TREATMENTS canopy, 2.8 diesel 230,000 kms reliable, REALIGN THE ATLAS good condition. $13,000 KTHA 0439 910 AND HELP SOLVE: 112 HYUNDAI Elantra 2004 $8,000ono. Automatic, 59, 080km Electric Windows. Full Service History, Great Air-con, Tyres in good condition Phone: 0407 890 300 LANDCRUISER 200 Series ‘08. V8 twin turbo diesel gxl 4.5L 6 sp auto 78,900kms. Kdss - kinetic dynamic suspension system. Dual batteries. 138L fuel tank. Alloy bull & tow bar. UHF radio. Alloy roofrack. Cargo barrier. Chipped & exhaust system. VGC. $68,000 Ono 0407773819 kth MAZDA 3 2009 FOR SALE, $15,500 ono excellent condition, one owner, all regular genuine mazda services done. Ph 0401900909 HED MAZDA 3 MAXX 2006 Rego till May 2013. VGC, <94,000kms. 6 stacker CD, alloys, elec windows, auto $13,500 ono. Ph 0406 067 666 Karratha

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MAZDA 3, 2008, 1Owner, 70 000km, 4 New tyres, Full Service History. PH0400216636, $10 500.


MAZDA 6 Luxury Sports 5dr Hatchback 2006 2.3L Auto. Leather seats, Bose sound system, climate control, electric sunroof, service history, 17”” alloys, new tyres. Licensed until 29 April 2013. 135,000 kms. $17,000 ono. Quick sale req. All reasonable offers considered. Location KTA. Ph: 0420 806 020. MERCEDES Benz – CL55 AMG – 2002 MODEL – 135,000 KM – BLACK CUPE $65,000. Phone 0409 096 395. REQUESTS SUB CONTRACTORS & SUPPLIERS QUOTES FOR THE FOLLOWING MIT VAN 1996 seven seater 6months reg one owner bull bar excel condition $8,000 ONO must sell KTA.0422265234


MOTORCAMPER 1969 turtle back sleeps 4, good to live in, $6,000.oo SOUTH HEDLAND BOWLS & TENNIS CLUB REDEVELOPMENT (D&C delivered 02 4776 1955 from Noon Est. Prices by: COB Fri, 14th Dec 2012

SOUTH HEDLAND BOWLS & TENNIS NISSAN Navara/Pathfinder 5 X 16”” Pro Comp Alloy Rims (16 x 8J), Mickey CLUB REDEVELOPMENT (D&C) Thompson Tyres MTZ LT265/75R16. Great th Suppliers invited 14 to submit their quotes and / or Expression Prices &by: COB are Friday, Dec 2012 Condition. Paid over $4000. Looking forSubcontractors Interest to: offers around $3000. Located in Hedland. If interested please call 0405 977 664.

T: (08) 9471 5900 / F: (08)are 9471invited 5950 Subcontractors & Suppliers to TOYOTA Hilux 4x4 2009 Dual Cab 4.0L V6 with extended new car warranty until submit their quotes and / or Expression of 2015. $21,000 o.n.o. Ph 0437 616 317 National Buildplan Group will actively seek and encourage local subcontractors & (KTA) suppliers to submit to: quotesestimating.perth@buildplan. and / or Expressions of Interest for the above tenders Interest TOYOTA Prado Grande 2003 Champagne colour - Dual Fuel Petrol/LPG - 192000 kms - Regular servicing - All Grande features in great condition - $24950. KTA T: (08) 9471 5900 / F: (08) 9471 5950 - Dec - Phone Chris 0448 777 746

TOYOTA Landcruiser 80 Series 1996. Dual fuel petrol/gas, auto, 2”” lift. 4 new Cooper tyres (AT3’s) Good strong 4x4. $9,500 ono KTHA 0439 910 112 ~~WANTED


FRIDGE and single bed mattress wanted. If you have any for sale please contact 0470 572 578.

National Buildplan Group will actively seek and encourage local subcontractors & suppliers to submit quotes and / or Expressions of Interest for the above tender.

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employment wanted CARPENTER avail. Local tradesman, fully geared, licence, insured. Property maintenance. Exp building supervisor. Ph 0417 188 041


HOUSE cleaning available. Police cleared, great rates. Please Call: 9185 3501


IRONING $30 per hour call Jane 0418 951 719

16 September 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

21 October 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting

18 November 2013

Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

16 December 2013

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Chris Adams Chief Executive Officer

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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.

For more information contact: Yuka on 0459 815 025 or Tanya on 9187 0489 or

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Free Weekly 1 - 2 December 2012

LOOKING for some experince and skill in different type of company, preferably work at office, administrations duties. Had 7 years experience in administration back in Bali Indonesia. Work for free. Please contact Roma at 0406 538 390 for interview







Bookings: 1300 655 720 or online


Receptionist / Vet Nurse Karratha Veterinary Hospital is looking for a receptionist/ vet nurse to join our team! Our ideal candidate is friendly, mature and professional. Self-motivation and excellent communication skills are a must. Veterinary experience is preferred, and a willingness to learn is essential.

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Apprenticeship Available

Services Officer (Pool) Web Search No: HOU10012

Phone 9185 6556 or call into the salon

To manage, control and monitor a designated number of Housing Service Delivery tenancies and properties to ensure tenants are supported, payment of rent is sustained and properties are cared for and maintained

For Specific Inquiries: Please contact Carmel Fantasia on (08) 9168 9343. Location: Halls Creek & Kununurra Closing Date: Thursday, 20 December 2012 at 9.00pm.


ABOUT US Seabreeze Contracting is currently servicing the large resources sector, inclusive of Iron Ore, Oil and Gas, Power and Construction, primarily providing Civil and Structural, Shut Maintenance and Specialist Labour to assist our customers in achieving successful project and company goals. SEEKING We are seeking local skilled tradesmen in the field of Carpentry. CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES * Experienced with concrete and formwork. * Experience in construction and civil projects. * Holds current machine tickets. * Holds a current HR drivers licence. * Ability to be self-managed and reliable. * Hard working team member. The successful applicant must possess a WA Drivers Licence Class ‘C’. Previous experience would be beneficial. Please email your resume to by the 3rd December 2012.

Boundaries Australia is a NW based project fencing company that carries out various levels of projects throughout the Pilbara and Kimberly areas. We specialise in Security Chainwire, Colorbond and Retaining Walls, and our client base is generally tier one and two companies. We are seeking a quality candidate that is driven by this highly demanding environment to become an integral member of our Karratha team. Your main responsibility will be post project award to prepare, supervise and close out construction in the Commercial, Mining and Residential industries, and you will be supported by our administration, estimating, procurement and managements teams that will enable you to achieve your goals. Essential requirements to be successful in this role are: • Extensive experience in the Building industry • Extensive experience in site supervision on Pilbara mine, commercial & residential sites • Being able to plan / schedule • Materials take off (quantity surveying) • Have an advanced understanding when reading plans & engineering • Interpersonal skills to a high level • Ability to lead, manage and participate in project teams • Ability to work as a team player within a dynamic and continuously changing work environment • High level of commitment to construction worksite safety The following requirements are desirable • Computer skills; Excel Intermediate, MS Project, Word • Senior first aid certificate, current • Certificate 2 in safety This package will include an attractive base salary, car, housing allowance and phone. Please forward your resume to

Port Hedland Port Authority Lumsden Point General Cargo – Community Information Session



The Port Hedland Port Authority proposes to develop new facilities at Lumsden Point. The objective of the proposed development is to provide sufficient capacity to accommodate growing demand in general cargo trade, including possible offshore servicing and easing the congestion of the existing facilities. The Lumsden Point General Cargo Facility Development includes: • dredging up to -13.5m chart datum (CD) berth pocket; • dredging up to -13.5m CD access channel; • disposal of dredge material onshore; • construction of at least two Handymax berths with a total length of 500m; and • an area of immediate land backing behind the berths; The PHPA’s Environment Team will be hosting a community information session on Wednesday 5 December 2012. This will be an opportunity to find out more about the proposed development and field any questions you may have. Date: Time: Location:

TRUCK DRIVER HC/MC driver. Local Karratha work. MSIC an advantage. DG Licence an advantage. Immediate start. Ph 0409 565 224

Level/Salary: L3 $60,330 - $65,503 pa + Super, PSGOGA

To Access Detailed Information: Please visit and key in the Web Search No. HOU10012 or Ph: 9222 4813 to be mailed an information pack.

karratha@ petsandvetswa.

ph 0418 907 639

Position Available for a 1st year Hairdressing apprentice.

Please send your resume through to:

Act Now, Build a Passive Income for a better lifestyle,

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 Anytime from 4:00pm to 7:30pm Sealanes Building, 2 Richardson Rd, Port Hedland

If you have any queries, please contact the PHPA’s Environment Advisor, Belinda Parker on (08) 9173 0000.

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

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Housing and Property Services Officer (Pool) Service Delivery Web Search No: HOU9912 Level/Salary: L3 $60,330 - $65,503 pa + Super, PSGOGA The position manages, controls and monitors a designated number of Housing Service Delivery tenancies and properties to ensure tenants are supported, payment of rent is sustained and properties are cared for and maintained To Access Detailed Information: Please visit and key in the Web Search No. HOU9912 or Ph: (08) 9222 4813 to be mailed an information pack. For Specific Inquiries: Please contact Neila Penny (Hedland) on (08) 9160 2842 or Jason Dinning (Karratha) on (08) 9159 1732 Location: Karratha & Hedland Closing Date: Monday, 17 December 2012 at 9.00pm.

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Administration Assistant Regional Services Division, Karratha Web Search No: DEC3036377 Level/Salary: L2, $52,579 - $57,096 pa + 9% Super + Karratha District Allowance This is a great opportunity to join DEC’s busy team in sunny Karratha. This position provides administrative, financial and customer services support in relation to the daily running of the Pilbara regional office. This role maintains office systems and procedures, administration work programs, filing, banking, wages and salary allocations and assists regional staff in administrative matters. Experience in the use of and application of personal computers with a preference for financial management and budgeting is essential. To Access Detailed Information: Please visit and key in the Web Search No. or Ph: (08) 9219 8275 to be mailed an information pack. For Specific Inquiries: Please contact Portia Brown on (08) 9182 2000 Closing Date: Monday, 17 Dec 2012 at 12 Noon

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Diving enthusiasts in the Pilbara set to ‘blow bubbles’ Diving instructors Trish and John McQuade recently relocated to Dampier from Queensland and without a boat, they spoke to Brad Beaumont of Blue Marlin Charters about the possibility of getting some dive trips happening. Brad has always been really keen to take divers out to show them some of the top spots in the area, but hasn’t been able to offer SCUBA diving trips without having a professional, qualified dive leader on board. Brad is delighted that Trish and John are as keen as he is to get diving happening again in the region. “There’s no doubt that there is demand out there for divers but until now, it just wasn’t possible to take any out, he said. • Blue Marlin Charters and Red Dirt Divers have plans to offer dive trips within the region.

“It’s great that Trish and John have arrived in town

and, between us, we can make diving a feature in the area once more.” After a couple of months of planning, the dive charters will be commencing very soon and Blue Marlin Charters will be advertising shortly. Whilst there appears to be a fair bit of interest, Brad, Trish and John will be gauging the interest over the next couple of months. The number of trips running will depend on that interest. It is anticipated there will at least be a couple of trips a month to start with. Trish and John have been speaking to the team at Karratha Adventure Sports, and divers will be able to buy or hire scuba gear from them. Divers will only be able to hire cylinders with a valid diving certification.

These trips will initially be planned for certified divers with their own (or hired) gear, however there will also be provisions for snorkellers to come out on the trips with the possibility of doing an introductory or “resort” dive with an instructor. Trish and John have set up a Facebook group called Red Dirt Divers and anyone interested in diving can send a request asking to join the group. The purpose of the group will be to exchange information, keep members posted about upcoming dive trips, share photos and stories and find dive buddies. So, if you’re hanging out to “blow some bubbles” watch this space and check out the Red Dirt Divers Group on Facebook or email reddirtdivers@

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• The Whelans team - Mark Hollands, Steve Smollett, Peter Cottle and Andrea Maddaford

Karratha’s summer golf season tees off By Karratha Golf Club

• This 970mm barra was caught in a secret barra hole by Jason Leitch. The lucky fish was released to fight another day.

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Karratha Golf Club’s Summer Cup: Round 2 The summer season is underway at the Karratha Golf Club, kicking off in November with a nine-hole Ambrose event sponsored by the Karratha Country Club. This event attracted over 80 golfers on the day. Ambrose is an excellent way to introduce new players to the sport or some who only get to play occasionally. Last Saturday, November 24 saw Round 2 of the Summer Cup, a Stableford event sponsored by Whelans. A team of four players from Whelans played the event including Mark Hollands, Steve Smollett, Peter Cottle and Andrea Maddaford. Novelty winners included Marion Hutch, Gina Hipworth, Lucy Shaw,

Wayne Heanga, Rick Cowan, Marie Nottle, Mark Smyth and Alf martin winning three novelties on the day. In fifth place was Dale Moir on 38 points, in fourth place was Marie Nottle on 38 points, Peter MacIver won third place and Dot Abbott took home second on a countback of 38 points. The winner of the round two was Wayne Hanson on 39 points. The Alliance Contracting Monthly Mug Stroke on Saturday December 1 is sponsored on the day by Rio Tinto. Names in by 2:00pm for a 2:30pm start. For more information about membership and golf events contact the Men’s Captain, Shaun Uys, on 0400 430 354 or the ladies captain, Gina Hipworth, on 0407 981 479.


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Zumba party ‘pinked out’ for charity By Amanda Hohneck “Zumba with Grace” seems to be the catch phrase for our Party in Pink Zumba Party held last Saturday, November 24. It was also a great theme for the night with all that was needed to make it happen. There were so many other events on over the weekend, however when 7pm rolled around about 40 pinkclothed men, children and women attended our Zumba Party in a pinked out room, with a pinked out attitude! When searching for a speaker for the night breast cancer survivor Narelle Naulls agreed immediately. Narelle started the night by sharing her own breast cancer journey. It was always the idea to Zumba for two hours and put attendee’s money together for the National Breast Cancer foundation. 

When Grace Olinga and Tissa Clarke had an idea to share their passion for Zumba, St Luke’s College donated their hall for the event. Some ladies in the class donated balloons, streamers, ribbons and hands and BOC Gas, Karratha supplied helium gas bottles for blowup balloons. Another Zumba instructor, Elspeth Blunt, happily attended and injected some of her high intensity songs to the evening, achieving thirsty work.  Thirsts were quenched by water bottles donated by YOTHD10,  Pink shirts were emblazoned with Zumba with Grace by FASX Prints and with Amanda Hohneck as theming queen, there has not been so much pink in one place! Just over  $1,500 was raised during the evening by generous hands and fast feet. It is hoped that Party in Pink will be an annual event, with more Zumba dancers and more pink!

Pirates sail over Swans in big win for baseball By Bob Neville Sharks came back to the winning list for Hedland baseball as they took control in a thriller match against Brewers; while Pirates’ ship hoisted the main sail with a big win over Swans. The Sharks machine finally turned on the power in 2012 as Rob DeBurgh carved out the win from the pitching mound, claiming 15 of the 21 outs on strikes while crunching the ball with his bat to earn a triple and single plus two runners batted in. The side batted in six runs in the opening innings, with outfielder Ryan Jones sending his own message as he launched a prize-winning solo home run in the second dig to help Sharks to a six to one lead. Brewers tried hard to come back as coach Kenny Brackin shut down the opposition from the number one spot in the next three innings while in offence slamming a triple and earning walks to score three times and bringing the team back to within two runs. Darren Derschow and Chris O’Hara then combined in Sharks sixth at bat along with coach Andrew Pembrey to notch up three more runs and put more water

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of runs and helped out in the run chase with a solo home run and a double which helped the side score another four times in the fifth and avoid the mercy rule. Pirates eventually sailed away with a comfortable 18 runs to nine win with Charles and Eric Thompson sharing pitching duties and Wise coming away with a home run, triple, double and single for four RBI to top the team list. Shane John’s home run and two singles earned five RBI and Charles’ effort another four RBI. Edwards topped Swans hit list with his two extrabase hits from four at bats, with Anthony Baker, Graeme Murphy and Ashleigh Christensen all picking up a single hit apiece. Baseball will complete the major league 2012 fixtures in mid-December with all sides taking a six-week break before returning to the game in early February 2013. Just two more rounds remain for the lower grade in 2012 on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm, with all games played at the rear of the South Hedland Reserve behind the Finucane Island Club.

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Triathlon in Karratha growing bigger and better By Race Director Mark Smith Last Sunday Novemeber 25 saw 52 competitors compete in Race 2 of The Nickol Bay Triathlon Club Race Season at Dampier Palms. A fresh breeze made for a choppy swim and a headwind on the return bike course. A mass swim start saw a flurry of arms and legs before the field strung out over the 200-metre circuit course. The 6-kilometre circuit bike course took riders along the entire length of the esplanade allowing for some fast open racing. Runners then made their way back along the esplanade to their respective turn around points before crossing the finish line back at Dampier Palms. Jason Geikie, Sally Smith and Nick Muller scored two wins from two races in their respective categories. Tania Neeson returned to racing with a win in the Womens Short Course. Newcomer to triathlon Toby Muller notched up his first victory in the Mens Short Course. Turning the tables on Race 1, Holly Vernon edged past Leanne Geikie to square

the Enticer Series. In the kids race Mitchell Grensill beat Ty Aleckson over the line, reversing the previous race result. Team Dejonge placed second overall with their fast finishing runner. The next race is on December 9 at Dampier Palms. Visit to sign up for a season membership.

New balls bring extra bounce to remote communities By Ben Leahy

Game, said the Strelley kids had John said the goal was to get a ball playing basketball and the communities he works with to Secondhand footballs and cricket completing the fitness drills. eventually take over the Fair Game bats are getting a new lease of “I’m passionate about health health and wellness programs. life in remote communities under and fitness … and our programs are a Port Hedland-based health and “As such, we’re working in unique as they integrate healthy sports program, called Fair Game. messages into fitness,” John said. partnership with departments, For the past two-years, not John formed Fair Game while like the Department of Sport and for profit group Fair Game have working as a doctor in Port been collecting recycled sports Hedland in 2011, and since then Recreation [and Aboriginal groups equipment from Perth and passing the group has visited towns, like Martu Trust], throughout the them on to Aboriginal people in including Jigalong, Newman and region,” he said. remote or underprivileged areas of Port Hedland, and donated more He also added that the secret to the Pilbara. than 790 items of sports equipment making Fair Game a success is to group, in partnership with to Pilbara communities. create unique and surprising fitness Aboriginal organisation Martu On the recent Warralong Trust, recently took a bunch of trip, John was accompanied by programs – so much so that Fair recycled sports gear to Strelley physiotherapist Joel Sharp and Game even conducts yoga classes. School in Warralong, teaching student Genevieve kids inSept the community Edition: 798 -“The Tues 3rd April 2012 Name: Dampier Mermaid Hotel Edition: 821 - Tues 11 2012 Dampier Mermaid Hotel Community and Motel 160 kilometres south east of Port Knowles. absolutely love [it],” he said. Hedland. But Fair Game also has volunteers For more information visit www. JohnID: van Brockxmeer, a who are doctors, nurses, fiTV tness Ad size: TV Guide Booking ID: 15835Ad ID: 08220 Ad 07867 Ad size: Colour 15834 paediatrician and chair of Fair staff and even accountants.

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Rammers, jammers and attitude for latest North West sport By Tamara Binamat If Maniacs, fresh meat and jammers are words you don’t hear often at your current team sport, you could be missing out on a feisty fitness trend taking off in Western Australia. Danielle Aggiss lives in Port Hedland and plays roller derby, a contact sport played on rollerskates where attitudes fly around the rink as fast as the women do. She is on the North West Roller Derby committee but having a break at the moment from playing after having a baby. Players are either “blockers” or “jammers” who skate in a circle on a track around a rollerskating rink. Two teams of four girls skate the track while the other team’s jammer skates behind and has to try get through. Everytime the jammer gets through and passes a certain point on the track they get a point on their team before starting again. Danielle (or DaniHell, depending on the night) says North West Roller Derby


is currently the only official league north of Perth. Started in 2011, their website states “The league was formed to give the hardworking gals of the Pilbara an alternative sport where they could skate out the week’s frustrations in the rink with like-minded chicks”. It seems the sport will be growing in the North West, as other regions have starting introducing clubs. “Karratha and Broome have just started up and that’s really good for us because it means we’re going to have people to play,” said Danielle. All players have an alter ego they bring to the game, which means coming up with “Derby names”, which are listed on a worldwide registrar. With names such as DaniHell, ChatterboxKid, Maniac, Painkiller, Sinner on Skates, Angry Bird and Seething Beauty the alter egos are a huge presence in the rink. “At the moment it’s heaps of training, the girls train three nights a week to get to that level where we can go and do a road trip and play someone else,” said Danielle.

“A couple of the girls have just flown over to Melbourne for a massive roller derby meet to bring back information for us.” Roller derby caters to women over the age of 18-years-old and Danielle said as long as you can skate, anyone could have a go. “It’s amazing the different type of people that come and do it,” Danielle added. Women from all walks of life take on the personas of the sport and North West Roller Derby has teachers, students,

doctors, nurses and secretaries all having a go. Danielle’s advice for those interested in unleashing their feistiness is to go along to a training session to see what it’s all about before registering, as it is quite physical and hard work. “We’re always happy to accommodate new skaters, we just had a ‘fresh meat’ recruitment a few months ago,” said Danielle. “Get ready to have fun and have a laugh, put everything aside and get amongst it.”






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