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Brendon Grylls has triumphed in the Pilbara after one of the largest swings in the State Election enabled him to end more than 30-years of Labor Party representation in the seat.

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Concept plan submitted for airport terminal upgrade By Ben Leahy Karratha Airport’s Terminal Upgrade project is taking shape with a concept plan and design drawings set to be reviewed by council this Monday March 18. The

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Among other design features said to be in the concept plan would be the addition of a second storey to the airport building, providing for a first floor airport lounge and increased natural lighting. The departure lounge would also be increased in size, while space would be made for a future customs area.

will move into its next phase with the hope all final design approvals will be finalised by November. A further study outlining the infrastructure and land use requirements at the airport for the next 20-years is also due to be presented to council in April.

In total, the airport footprint would be increased from an enclosed area of 3,450 square metres to 6,100 square metres. If councillors approve the concept plan, the project

The report has already forecast future passenger numbers at Karratha airport to be almost 2.5 million passengers annually under a high growth scenario and 950,000 under a low growth situation. In 2011-12, passenger numbers were 780,672, up from 207,458 in 1985-86.

“The departure lounge would also be increased in size, while space would be made for a future customs area.”

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I would like to thank the people throughout the Pilbara who gave me their support, both in the lead up to Polling Day and especially for their vote at the Polling Booths. Your good wishes, assistance and votes are greatly appreciated by my self and the Liberal Party. I look forward to continuing to deliver the Liberal Party message over the next 4 years and in taking an active interest in our community issues.

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Brendon Grylls claims big victory in the Pilbara By Ben Leahy Brendon Grylls has triumphed in the Pilbara after one of the largest swings in the State Election enabled him to end more than 30-years of Labor Party representation in the seat. But it could prove a bitter sweet victory after the Mr Grylls-led Nationals picked up more seats than in 2008 but still lost the balance of power to the Liberal Party. Despite this, Mr Grylls is hopeful the Nationals can retain their influence in parliament. He told ABC television on election night he thought his good relationship with Premier Barnett and the Liberal Party would continue. But Mr Grylls has since given no further comment as he waits for the final results to be decided and begins negotiations behind closed doors with the Liberal Party.

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Regional Development Ministry at risk for Nationals By Ben Leahy If Brendon Grylls failed to retain the Regional Development and Lands portfolio, it would be viewed as a “backward step”, political analysts say. Mr Grylls and his Nationals Party are locked in negotiations with the Liberal Party as mystery surrounded the makeup of the next Government as late as Friday March 15. Having campaigned as the only party guaranteeing the future of the billion dollar Royalties for Regions program, analysts say it would be an embarrassing loss for the Nationals if they were removed from the portfolio controlling the program. Also at stake are the party’s $700m in election promises largely funded through Royalties for Regions.

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Dr Ian Cook, a senior lecturer in politics with Murdoch University, said the Nationals would have mixed feelings following the election.

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“While they picked up more seats, it would be

seen as a backward step if they lose Regional Development,” Mr Cook said. Mr Cook said the only comparable ministry giving the Nationals access to the State’s purse strings would be Treasury, but that the Liberals would retain that for themselves. William Howe, a political blogger with independent media site Crikey, said he could only speculate on how the new cabinet would look, but that he expected the Liberals to play nice at first. “[Regional Development and Lands] and Agriculture are the two portfolios that [the Nationals] care about and they’ve got them now and it would be provocative to take it away from them,” Mr Howe said. “My suspicion is that Barnett would treat the Nationals pretty generously at first, but over time there will be other cabinet reshuffles. “I think he will be under pressure from his own party at each reshuffle to say you’ve given them too much you don’t need to be this generous to the Nationals.” Mr Howe said this would include pressuring Premier Barnett to take the Regional Development Ministry off the Nationals.

Despite this, Mr Howe said Mr Grylls remained in a strong position because whereas Liberal members ride the highs and lows of the Government in Perth, National members can present themselves as “pretty much independents”. “If George Levissianos got in, then Labor would have been able to spend the next four years pointing to a Perthcentric Barnett Government not interested in the Pilbara,” Mr Howe said. “But history shows these country rural independents – as the Nationals could paint themselves to be – are pretty much impossible to get rid of.” Mr Howe said this was partly the thinking in the North West seat where the Greens, probably in consultation with Labor, gave preferences to the Liberals ahead of the Nationals. “It was not only because they wanted revenge on Vince Catania, but also the feeling in the Labor Party was that if the Nationals win these seats, they’re there for life,” Mr Howe said. “But if the Liberals win they might be able to take them out in 2017. “So I think Brendon Grylls is going to be pretty much impossible to dislodge from here.”

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Service workers accommodations too expensive for NGOs By Ben Leahy The Pilbara Association of Non Government Organisations has renewed calls for the faster release of affordable housing in the Pilbara. With Brendon Grylls elected to the Pilbara seat in last weekend’s State Election, PANGO chairperson Bob Neville said urgent action should be taken to provide affordable housing to NGOs, service workers, new workforce entrants and the homeless. “The service worker accommodation that has been recently made available in Hedland is not affordable for the majority of NGO workers,” Mr Neville said. “$866 [per week] for a three bed property and $666 for a two bed property is clearly not affordable for workers on an average wage of some $55,000 per year.” “For housing to be affordable the rent should be set at a maximum of 30 per cent of gross income, which would equate to $317 per week for an NGO worker on an average wage of $55,000

per year. “It should also be noted that NGOs cannot afford to subsidise these housing costs as there is currently no provision within current funding contracts for such subsidies”. PANGO argues that any service worker accommodation property in the Pilbara used by NGOs be instead transferred to the NGO Housing System. This would create a uniform rental rate that is currently set at $418 per week for a three bedroom home. PANGO is also calling for an increase in government funding to help NGO staff cope with the high cost and challenges of living and working in the Pilbara. “The Regional Price Index for the Pilbara is 37.1 per cent and this needs to be applied to all government funding contracts for NGOs operating in the Pilbara,” Mr Neville said. “For too long, services have been underfunded and this has greatly undermined the quality and sustainability of service delivery for the people of the Pilbara.”

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Extra funding to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac in 2015 The Federal Member for Durack, Barry Haase, has welcomed additional federal funding to help commemorate the Centenary of Anzac in the North West in 2015. To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the birth of the Anzac legend, the Federal

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“Durack is the largest electorate in Australia, covering some 46 shires. “The division of the $100,000 grant will be decided by a committee, using the recently released funding guidelines to ensure the grant is used to it’s best advantage. Mr Haase said thousands of men from the Durack electorate fought in the First World War. “These Centenary of Anzac grants will

give communities the opportunity to honour service and sacrifice,” Mr Haase said. “There are many different ways this can be done – from traditional dawn services and marches of veterans, through to re-enactments of recruiting marches, school based education programs, refurbishing of memorials and honour boards and establishment of new places of commemoration and reflection.” A copy of the

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Easternwell COO, Darren Greer, said community groups looking for support to purchase equipment, to improve building facilities or to develop training programs are all examples of projects that will be looked upon favourably during assessment by the selection committee. “We are committed to assisting local community groups, clubs and associations to ensure we’re all working together to make our communities better,” he said. The Easternwell Community Grants awards $48,000 spread across two rounds assessed bi-annually. Applications are now open and eligible groups may apply for funding up to $2,000. Applications for round one must be received by the closing date April 5, 2013. Criteria and application forms can be found at www.easternwell. com.au/ourcommunity.

Financial Markets By Brenton Reynolds The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed its all-time high that was set in 2007 on Wednesday February 6, 2013, surging past 14,250, and finishing the week at 14,397. This was largely off the back of much stronger than expected

job growth with 236,000 jobs added in February and the unemployment rate falling to 7.7 per cent, the lowest in more than four years. After a shaky start to the week with the ASX200 having its largest one day fall on Monday, we still managed to close on Friday March 8 in the green with the index up 37 points (0.73 per cent) for the week.

Stock Tip of the Week Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL (PCL) – Speculative Buy Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL is a petroleum exploration company with key assets in Australia, Kenya, Malta and Namibia. PCL recently released an upgrade to the prospective resources on the L6 block in Kenya (PCL 40 per cent) following the interpretation of the 3D seismic acquired in 2012. There will be a raft of

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Search on for vanishing vizslas By Ben Leahy A distressed Point Samson resident is call for help in finding her two missing Hungarian vizsla pooches after they disappeared from her backyard more than two weeks ago. Melinda Fritz believes her female vizsla Mali and male Boonie were stolen because there were no signs they had escaped her backyard by digging or through a hole. A door knock of Point Samson and subsequent missing notices posted in papers across the Pilbara, Gascoyne and in Broome, have also yielded no sign of the animals. Although expensive pedigrees, Melinda said the dogs were spade and had no resale value. “They are adorable, lovable pets – so I have no idea why someone would steal them except they are so friendly they would go with anyone,” Melinda said. She said Mali and Boonie were like members of her family. “They are my fur babies – they are more than dogs to me, they are my children,” she said. Burmese cat Bentley,

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• Mali and Boonie are still missing from the Point Samson area Mali and Boonie, has kicked in an extra $500 for any information about the missing animals.

in particular, misses Boonie and sits at the door of Melinda’s home waiting for him to return. Melinda said the community has rallied around her as she looks for her dogs.

This would come on top of the $1,000 offered by Melinda. Anyone with information can call Melinda on 0400 323 481.

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The Karratha Mother’s Day Classic will be held on Sunday May 12 at the Frank Butler Community Centre, with the 4km walk, 4km run and 8km run events starting from 8am. Prizes will be awarded for the highest individual fundraiser, the highest team fundraiser and the best dressed – adding competitive spirit to the event. Karratha MDC chairperson Rebecca Jarvis said the proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help the one in nine Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the time they are 85-years-old. “The Mother’s Day Classic is one of just a few fun runs held annually in Karratha and will be a great way for mothers to spend time

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Networking for International Women’s Day By Ben Leahy The Pilbara Women’s Network celebrated the achievements of Karratha women with a cocktail or two or three at the Ibis Styles Karratha on International Women’s Day on March 8. Local singer Kylianne Turton performed at the event, while Viti Simmons signed copies of her book A Tree Needs Water to Bear Fruit, which covers women’s health and microfinance among other topics. The ladies also parted with some of their hard earned pennies in a silent auction held to raise money for UN Women Australia.

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Women having trouble conceiving or grieving over the loss of a child can find support in a new group meeting every second Thursday at the Karratha Baptist Church. Dr Des Taverner and Tracie Jennings from the Karratha Baptist Church are organising the support group, which had its first meeting on Thursday March 14. Tracie said she has personally dealt with the pain of being unable to have children, while Dr Taverner has spent three years in the Nickol Bay Hospital emergency department and the obstetric and gynaecology units. “I am fortunate to be involved in some of the happiest moments of a

family’s life together, however, I am also in the front-line when things go wrong,” Dr Taverner said. “Having looked after a number of women, who have miscarried or been trying to conceive, I realised that most of these women were feeling very alone, unable to grieve fully or share their experiences in order to aid their healing. “A lot of women blame themselves unnecessarily.” Tracie and Dr Taverner said the group was the first in town to support women with infertility issues and encouraged any interested women to come along to the next meeting on March 28. Contact Tracie on 0432 298 036 for more details.

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Globetrotting ladies do the Harlem Shake By Judy Wright The Pilbara Multicultural Association ladies didn’t just get together to celebrate International Women’s Day last Friday March 8 – they came to dance. Attended by women from many different countries, the ladies ended the night by all coming together to do the Harlem Shake. Guests also came wearing traditional costume and were treated to Maori singing, games and music. Then they tucked into delicious food from Vietnam, The Philippines, India, Thailand, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan and China. The next event planned by Pilbara Multicultural Association will be Harmony night at St Luke’s College gym on the March 23 where everyone is welcome. Please call Mamta on 9185 1856 for more information. To see the ladies do the Harlem Shake go to Vimeo.com and type in International women’s day Harlem shake.

• Rutu Watson, Tangiora Hinaki and Mihi Hapi performing Maori songs

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Health in focus for International Women’s Day By Ben Leahy Karratha health professionals put the spotlight on female wellness on International Women’s Day on March 8 with a variety of stalls at the Frank Butler Community Centre. The stalls covered topics, such as good nutrition and breast screens through to sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses. Tina Cheney, a nurse with the Department of Health, said STIs were a cause for concern in the Pilbara. She said The Country Health Service in Warambie Road provided free STI and blood borne virus checks and encouraged anyone concerned with their health to book an appointment between 8am and 4pm by calling 9143 2221. She said the tests were non-invasive and patients can send in photos of the infected area and swab themselves to provide samples for laboratory testing.

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By Tamara Binamat A week of angling and social festivities kicked off last week for premier fishing tournament, Gamex. Held in Exmouth, Gamex featured many side events to complement the fishing competition. While the fishing teams were hard at work on the boat during the day, event organisers treated those on land to concerts, lunches, clinics, workshops, fashion parades and more. After a huge rock concert by Rose Tattoo on the Friday evening, registered competitors and spectators fronted up to the Exmouth Game Fishing Club on Saturday afternoon for the official Gamex briefing. The briefing featured talks from event organisers, photography specialists, fisheries and environmental groups. The briefing gave entrants a chance to go over the rules and meet the other teams. Teams came from as close as Coral Bay to as far as Hawaii and after the briefing was the chance to mingle, eat burgers and sink a cold one. Sunday marked the first official day of the competition

and competitors were away early in the morning, ready to wet theirs lines during the 8am-5pm timeframe allowed. At the first weigh-in at 6pm Sunday, whispers circulated about a “monster” that was tagged and released. The catch was believed to be a close-to-1,000-pound marlin. The first day was a success for most, a loss for some, but a great start to the competition for all. During the weigh-in guest filleting extraordinaire, Peter Anderton, displayed the best techniques for filleting a fish and how to care for knives. While the boys were off fishing, again, the ladies were treated to a luncheon hosted by famous Australian fashion designer Liz Davenport on Monday. For four hours, ladies mingled and talked fashion while celebrity chef Bart Beek demonstrated cooking and sparked appetites. On Monday afternoon, cadets were treated to a fishing clinic at the fishing club. Hosted by Steve and Jo Starling and Peter Pakula, cadets learnt the ins and outs of rigging and fishing. Throughout the week, fashion and high teas kept the ladies entertained, as Liz Davenport and her team held events every day such as high teas and cocktail hours. As we went to print, the results revealing Gamex’s winner was announced. Stay tuned until next week for the full tally and the overall winner! All photos by Tamara Binamat

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Filleting, cooking and storing fish – By Tamara Binamat

“I always undercook and let the finishing process happen once it’s off the heat source,” Bart said.

Filleting professional Peter Anderton and celebrity chef Bart Beek were on hand at Gamex,to make the most of the catches coming in during the daily weighins.

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“You can always cook it a bit longer, but you can’t go backwards. “And you should let the fish be the highlight of the dish.” Bart said his favourite way to cook fish at home is with a combination of butter and oil, pepper and lemon juice in the frypan.

Peter Anderton offered advice on knifing techniques, how to care for knives, the best ways to fillet any fish and how to care for the precious fillets.

“That to me is stunning,” he said.

Peter said filleting techniques are important to maximise the flesh you get off the fish and to take it off in such a way that presents well on the table.

“You just cook the fillet on the skin side for four minutes, almost cook it fully and turn it once.

“Fish are too valuable to not respect as much as you can,” explained Peter.

“I know when it’s on the plate it’s still slightly under, but by the time it gets to the table, it’s going to be spot on.”

“You then give it another 30 seconds of heat on the pan.

Peter said most people ruin their fillets by rushing the job.

Bart said to test if the fish is done you can poke a toothpick into the thickest part of the fillet and, if it goes through without resistance, it’s perfect.

“There’s two ways to do things – efficiently or effectively,” he said. “Efficient means making the best use of [the fish] or effective is being quick and you can’t always do both.

• Guest filleter Peter Anderton

Bart and Peter said eating a great meal of fish can start at the store when making your selection.

“If you get a good process it will be both effective and efficient.”

Some signs to look for that equate to fresh fish include nice, shiny skin, clear eyes that haven’t started to sink and become gelatinous, and a nice fat gut on a whole fish.

Peter said the key tools for filleting include sharp, stiff knives and a plan before cutting the fish. “A lot of fish are different, but if you understand how [the fish is] made up then you can take the flesh off more efficiently.

Fillets should be clear rather than white, but the colour depends on the type of fish.

“Think about it first, have the right tools and a comfortable workstation.” Now that the fillets are off, its time to cook them up.

If there’s a lot of water on the tray in the shop then it could be a sign water has started to leak from the fish.

Celebrity chef Bart Beek said he has the utmost respect for fish, and cooks in a way to do the produce justice.

It should smell of the ocean, not “fishy”.

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Iconic Australian fashion designer Liz Davenport was the host of a ladies luncheon at the Novotel in Exmouth during Gamex. For the ladies left on land while the fishing teams were out all day, celebrity chef Bart Beek presented cooking demonstrations and a three-course meal while Liz Davenport presented talks between courses. Local models paraded a collection Liz put together ON inspired by Exmouth and travelling on planes. Liz explained her love of fishing from an early age right LI’ alongside her love for fashion. Although she can wet a line with the best of them, Liz’s true passion lies in fabrics, colours IE’ and “multiplicity”. “Because we have Bart Beek with his wonderful meals, I likened the packing of a y suitcase to a recipe,” explained Liz. 2 brown dogs lost on 27/2/13 on “The wardrobe that I put SAMSON Road POINT SAMSON together was to be a wardrobe 0401 101 016 on 0400 323 481 or Paul on Female Hungarian Vizsla ‘MALI’ with a grey face. that you can wear anywhere in the world, whether Summer, Male Hungarian Vizsla ‘BOONIE’. Winter, day, evening, dressy or micro chippedBrother and wearing collars and tags. & sister areashort hair tan dogs casual. with docked tails and floppy ears. “I put it in three stages to If found please call Melinda on 0400 323 481 represent the entrée, the main or Paul on 0401 101 016. meal and the sweets. Both are registered, micro chipped and wearing “So we have the planning collars and tags. of getting the colours to mix correctly so your wardrobe is REWARD $1,000.00

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in December 2012 from

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A shining light to welcome you home Avior Townhouses Coming soon

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As the stunning first townhouse release in the vibrant Jingarri community, every aspect of Avior is designed to welcome you, or your staff, home. This boutique collection of only 15 four-bed townhouses offers spacious indoor-outdoor living, inviting architecture and quality construction. Come home to a relaxed community that perfectly caters to the Karratha way of life.

judge Charlie Baggeta set to tour the region on March 26 for the Master Builders building excellence awards. Mr Baggetta has judged the awards for more than 12 years and said the standard in the Pilbara was excellent. While Mr Baggetta’s role as judge means he views only the best examples of building in the region, he said the remote location of the Pilbara and the increase in transportable houses had not detracted from the overall quality. Mr Baggetta also said the houses were not judged on their designs but on the quality of the construction. “It is not about the garden, … colour of the walls or some great furniture,” Mr Baggetta said.

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Gilleland said there were more entrants in this year’s awards. “There are a growing number of entries in commercial properties with many new builders entering the awards, which are great to see as they come with different ideas and styles being introduced for our industry. “Land too is plentiful with many new housing estates offering a multitude of choices, which is pleasing for our young first home buyers.” Winners will be announced at a dinner to be held at Zanders on Cable Beach in Broome on Saturday May 4.

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Check that everything works before you buy First home-buyers and even those more experienced buyers can often forget to check whether all the mechanical equipment on a property works properly before they buy it.

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Investment opportunities in regional property markets Most home buyers purchase homes in their local area where they are familiar with the property market. Similarly, investors also tend to stick to their local area when considering investment properties. This is a sensible approach because the property market can vary significantly from suburb to suburb and town to town, and locals are in an ideal position to assess the value and quality of properties for sale. However, it also makes sense for investors to keep an eye out for opportunities in areas further afield, in another part of town or even in a different part of the State.

Ultimately, the most influential factor affecting a property investment market is the combination of high population and economic growth.

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Areas with strong local economies that generate plenty of employment are attractive to internal and overseas migrants, which boosts demand for rental accommodation.

As a result of this the property markets in these areas have grown rapidly in recent years.

This is why Perth is an ideal property investment market. However, there are also other locations in Western Australia that are worth considering for property investment. . For example, in the south-west of WA there are locations where the population growth is equal to the highest in Australia. This includes the Bunbury and Busselton and Margaret River

These areas are supported by strong local economies and boast attractive lifestyles.

Over the years, other parts of the State have also experienced strong economic growth coupled with high population growth, including the Albany region, the Goldfields and the Pilbara. Property values in regional markets are generally less than the non-metropolitan area property values. This means regional property markets may represent an affordable option for investors.

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Buyers must remember that it is a term of every contract that the property, at settlement, will be in the same state and condition it was in immediately prior to the contract date.  It makes sense therefore for the buyer to fully understand what is being purchased and to ask the real estate agent what items are not working. The REIWA Offer and Acceptance Form used by members has a section for buyers and sellers to agree to any special conditions. This might include representations that the plumbing and wiring be in safe working order. If a door, shower screen or window is broken, these are also matters you can negotiate be fixed by the owner before you settle, however, the seller has no obligation to do this and may not agree to repairs. If you add a special condition, be aware that it may jeopardise acceptance of your offer. The purpose of the pre-settlement inspection (not the final inspection), which takes place one week before settlement and not during the purchase transaction, is to check that the property is in the same condition as it was when last inspected by the buyer and not prior to the contract date. It is also to ensure that any special conditions have been satisfied. It is most important to remember that the purpose of a pre-settlement inspection is not to add new conditions or make requests of the seller for faults that existed at the time you made your offer. Therefore it’s important to check some of the more common things to inspect prior to entering into a contract might include: • The hot water system; learn how it works and whether it may need repairs. If it’s a solar hot water system

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ask about the booster switch and where to locate it. • If the yard is reticulated, check that it works properly and ask to see where the sprinklers and solenoids, where they exist, are located. • Check that any air conditioning is running smoothly or that ceiling fans operate safely. • Where there is a swimming pool, look for any damage and become familiar with the pool cleaning equipment and filter. Ensure that the property has the required legal pool fencing. • Check that the plumbing and lights work by operating all the taps and switches and run any exhaust fans in the kitchen and toilet. • Test all the power points with a phone charger or hair dryer in each of the rooms. • Inspect all the water drainage outlets from the roof. Be confident the guttering is sound and find out where any soak wells are located. • If the property is on septic tanks for sewage, check that it works and locate the tanks. • Test the locks and latches on all doors and windows and make sure that curtains and blinds are secure and operational.   After becoming familiar with the property you are then ready to make an informed decision on the purchase price. The price you offer may need to take into account items that you think will need replacement or repair in the future, but remember that in a tight sellers market the seller will be looking for the best offer and terms.   Source: REIWA

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Over 400 party-goers rocked the Gamex Festival’s opening night last Friday evening as Rose Tatoo took to the stage.

One of Western Australia’s biggest fishing tournaments kicked off in Exmouth last weekend and ran all week with hundreds of entrants, tourists and locals attending festivities all week. On Friday evening, lucky tickets holders were treated to an all-out rock concert featuring legends of Aussie rock, Rose Tattoo. The event, held at the Exmouth Game Fishing Club, was a huge success and lasted into the early hours of Saturday morning. For more pictures, check out pilbaraecho.com.au.

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SATURDAY 16 DINNER AT KARRATHA COUNTRY CLUB Happy New Year, happy new chef, happy new menu Social embership $10 per year

DJ MEL BEE Tambrey Tavern, Karratha

SUNDAY 17 KARRATHA TAVERN

Sunday Funday 2 – 6pm Free jukebox, fee pool and jug specials

ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS The Ibis Styles Karratha is celebrating the World’s Greatest Shave in tandem with St Patrick’s Day with locals promising to shave their locks to raise money for cancer. Karratha’s Spirit Radio will broadcast the event between 2 and 5pm, while the hairdressers from barber shop Notorious Cuts will be on hand with scissors and green dye.

THURSDAY 21 THIRSTY THURSDAY

Thirsty Thursday at the Brey Tambrey Tavern, Karratha. $20 schnitzel and beer and Chase the Ace

OPEN GIG NIGHT

Open gig night at the Icon, Karratha Starts 8pm

GRUMPY OLD FELLA’S GROUP

Wirraka Maya Social & Emotional Well Being Centre This is a group of guys who want to get out and about meeting other local guys, having a yarn remembering different stories and talking about the places they have been. The group meets every Thursday from 9:30am and 2:30pm, and participate in various activities such as fishing, cooking, excursions and BBQs. All activities are free. Morning tea, lunch and transport is provided. For more information please contact Liza Andrews or Markysia Kelly on 9172 0444 or email lizaa@wmhsac. com.au or makysiak@wmhsac.com.au.

FRIDAY 22 LADIES NIGHT

MONDAY 18 BINGO NIGHT.

Every Monday night, head down to the Port Hedland Golf Club for a fantastic Bingo Night. For more information, please contact Helen Wright on 0400 200 781.

ZUMBA CLASSES

Classes are held every Monday from 6-7pm at the Hedland Senior High School Gym, every Wednesday from 6-7pm at South Hedland Lotteries House and every Thursday from 6:307:30pm at the Hedland Senior High School Gym For more information, please contact Jackie and Emm at zumbafitnesshedland@bigpond. com or visit their Facebook page zumbafitnesshedland

PIZZA AND PINT

Karratha Tavern - Pizza and Pint $20 Time 5 – 9pm

TUESDAY 19 PARMA AND PINT

Karratha Tavern - Parma and Pint $20 Lunch and dinner

TRIVIA NIGHT Trivia night at Tambrey Tavern from 7pm TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER TOURNAMENT

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Finucane Island Club, South Hedland 18:30 – 21:30 Variety WA Pilbara is once again hosting its Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament starting today. The tournament will be held every Tuesday from February 5 to April 16 at the Finucane Island Sports and Rec Club. Please note the Finucane Island Sports and Rec Club has a dress standard, please no high-vis uniform or work boots. Cost: $30 buy-in Info: pilbarapoker@gmail.com or call Jen on 0408 030 085

Blanche Bar, Karratha Ladies Night, Half price cocktails House DJs from 9pm

ROLLER DERBY JD Hardie Youth Zone, Cottier Drive, South Hedland. Roller Derby is open to all girls aged 18-years-old and over and caters for all skill levels. Training on Friday night at 7pm at the JD Hardie. New members are welcome. For more information please visit www.northwestrollerderby.com , email northwestrollerderby@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page North West Roller Derby.

interview DJ John on course to rock Hedland DJ John Course is set to get Hedland partiers moving once again with a packed set of upbeat house hits at the Pier Hotel on March 23. Drawing more than 500 dance music fans to his Hedland gig last year, John has been one of the country’s best known DJs for the past 20 years. He first broke out as the winner of the Victorian leg of the DMC DJ Championships and has since gone on to help pioneer house music in Australia and compile a bunch of hit Ministry of Sound releases. He has also set up his own label Vicious Recordings, which has unearthed artists like Avicii. This all means that John has a big bag of tricks and records to draw from in his quest to get partiers grooving, as the Pilbara Echo’s Ben Leahy found out.

What did you think of the Pilbara party vibe last year? Yeah it was a good night. I had never been there before, and I have to say everybody was pretty into having a big night. It’s always interesting hitting a town that has so many people from all corners of the country – I always run into somebody I know.

What is the best or most wacky praise you ever got from a fan? I was given a toy Santa Clause door bell from a crazy Melbourne girl once – she was bordering on being a stalker. Needless to say it didn’t get put on my door. But most people are pretty friendly and just have kind words to say about my tunes. If you don’t like the music, you don’t have to stay, so I guess if it’s the end of the night and they are still there any words will hopefully be pretty kind!

Why do you love house music? I love good music in general and good dance music to me sounds fresh, interesting and catchy and can uplift a crowd or change the entire mood of a club when played well. Plus you can dance to it.

What kind of set can we expect in Hedland? I always try to drop some old school tracks in with my new tunes so I am sure there will be a few in there from previous Ministry of Sound albums. I think I have mixed about 12 CDs for them so that’s a lot of classic tunes I can choose from!

SATURDAY 23 STEAK NIGHT

$20 Steak Night @ Nemo’s Cafe in Exmouth. Plus full menu with fresh seafood, sumptuous steaks, big burgers and vegetarian options.

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SUNDAY 24 SOCIAL LAWN BOWLS

Come down to Newman Club Inc every Sunday afternoon and play social lawn bowls. Non Members can play their first three games but must register thereafter. Create your own team or be assigned into another team. 3:00PM-6:30PM | Mindarra Drive (08) 9175-1110 | (08) 9177-8549 Newman Club Inc

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Blanche Bar Karratha Sangria Sundays with DJs from 2pm

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Ibis Styles provide Guiness and clippers for St Pat’s Day By Ben Leahy If you must celebrate St Patrick’s Day by downing a Guiness and making a fool of yourself, then you might consider putting those antics towards a good cause this year. The Ibis Styles Karratha is celebrating the World’s Greatest Shave in tandem with St Patrick’s Day this Sunday March 17 with locals, like Pilbara Echo owner Alan Richardson, promising to shave their locks to raise money for cancer.

Karratha’s Spirit Radio will broadcast the event between 2 and 5pm, while the hairdressers from barber shop Notorious Cuts will be on hand with scissors and green dye. Venue manager Shane Lawrie said Ibis Styles had jumped on board for the Greatest Shave because the Leukaemia Foundation did not receive government funding. “Cancer is pretty much something that everyone at one stage of their life has to deal with, whether it is themselves, friends or family and we decided that we should really get on board,”

Shane said. Once the shaving is done, the Irish music will be turned up and patrons will be able to hit the Irish grub for $15 a plate. This includes a choice of Guinness and beef pie with side of fries, sausages and champ mash with eschalot gravy, black pudding pizza with shallots, capsicum and Guinness sauce and green chicken with broccoli and green herb sauce. More importantly, Guiness and Kilkenny cans are $8.50 each. A few cans in and you might not miss those fallen locks anymore..


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New Chair to guide WA’s future a new Masters in Education (History) program at UWA designed specifically for school teachers to ensure that Western Australian history – with its unique regional character and culture – is showcased in the state education system. UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson welcomed Wesfarmers’ generous gift, which he said would help meet a need recognised by governments across Australia for a national revival in the teaching of Australian history.

“An appreciation of Australian history is essential to an understanding of ourselves as Australians and our place in the world”

“An appreciation of Australian history is essential to an understanding of ourselves as Australians and our place in the world,” Professor Johnson said. Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder said the gift to the University in its centenary year would enable UWA to deliver leadership in the study and teaching of

Australian history at regional, national and international levels. Establishing the perpetual Chair at UWA would also enable greater focus on the study and teaching of Western Australian history, adding depth to the existing national curriculum. “Given much of Wesfarmers’ history is in Western Australia, this is an especially appropriate contribution as the University celebrates its centenary and as we approach our own Wesfarmers centenary in 2014,” Mr Goyder said. “The rigorous study of history is valuable in itself but it also provides an enormously important perspective to current economic, social and environmental debates.” The Dean of UWA’s Faculty of Arts, Winthrop Professor Krishna Sen, said WA was an economic leader in a time zone shared by 60 per cent of the world’s population and nations that promise the greatest economic growth in the 21st Century. “The new Chair will help provide decision-makers with critical analytical tools to tackle future challenges, guide public policy, meet environmental challenges and respond to the political, economic, social and cultural expectations of the state’s Indigenous and nonIndigenous peoples,” she said. The post will be advertised internationally at the end of March, with the aim of appointing a leading historian within 6 months.

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Long locks gone for charity By Tamara Binamat Karratha resident Kym Mensforth along with Jordan Hobbs shaved all their hair off on Thursday night to support the leaukameia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

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The first prize is an Easter hamper, to be hand made by the girls on the Pilbara Echo team. All entries dropped off in person to the Echo office will also get an Easter egg. Winners will have their photo taken for the paper. Winners will be contacted on Wednesday 27th of March. The most creative entries will be published on the Easter long weekend edition of the Echo. Be creative! Three age categories: 0-3 years, 4-7 years and 8-12 years. Name:................................................................................................................................... Age:.............................. Phone Number: ....................................................................... Address: .................................................................................................................. ....................................................................................................................................

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snack; or fresh fruit with yoghurt mixed with a good quality protein powder. Leftover protein from last night’s dinner, eggs, steak and fish all make great snacks by adding a few other fresh ingredients. The key is to eat every few hours and to eat mini meals. Spread the quantity of your three main meals across six smaller meals for the day and you are off to a great start. Have a healthy week!

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Here is a well-balanced Super Snack idea. ½ a fresh peach, sliced A few unsalted cashew nuts A small piece of Zucchini Slice This Zucchini Slice is as simple as eggs, grated zucchini, grated lowfat cheese, onion and lean bacon pieces mixed together and then cooked in the pan or oven. You can make it in advance, freeze it or make something similar for your breakfast and keep a piece aside to have with some fruit and nuts later. Start thinking mini meals - use a small piece of something leftover and add fresh food and good fats to it and you are Super Snacking!

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Karratha International Hotel Karratha International Hotel Through the use of case studies and personal experience Peter will explore how communities can: Goldfinch Room Goldfinch Room • Promote ongoing dialogue and broad based community participation; • Foster commitment to place; • Build connections and collaboration; • Know itself and builds on existing assets;

Theo Ryder Ginn

Carter Joshua Ling

February 25, 2013

March 10, 2013

The Ginn family would like to welcome Theo Ryder Ginn to the world.

Parents Jenna Giles and Cameron Ling welcomed a baby boy Carter Joshua Ling on March 10, 2013.

Born at 8:58pm on February 25, 2013, Theo weighed 9lb 3oz and measured 51cm long.

• Act with idea and opportunity obsession; • Embrace change and takes responsibility; and • Generate leadership.

Peter Kenyon is a social capitalist and community enthusiast.  Over the last two decades he has worked with over 1500 communities throughout Australia and overseas seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways that stimulate community and economic renewal. He is motivated by the desire to create healthy, vibrant, inclusive and enterprising communities and local economies. For bookings or enquiries please contact Kathy McDermott Telephone: 08 9144 0651 or 0447 586 268 Email: projectcoordinator@rdapilbara.org.au

“Welcome to the family little man. The grandparents, aunts and uncles are very proud.” K 29

Shani Ninaus and Harley Ginn welcome “our beautiful baby boy – Grandson of Karen, Andrew, Arran, Donna and Nat”.

Carter was born at 12:43am and weighed 8lb 14oz.

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furnished & equipped self contained serviced apartment in new Baynton West property. Queen bed, ac, fans, car parking, TV, Foxtel & internet connections. Private alfresco/ courtyard. All bills, cleaning, internet, Foxtel all channels included. $1000 pw NO LEASE Ph: Rod 0416207138

NEW 4x2 House for RENT in BAYNTON WEST with study or 5th bedroom, separate theatre room, landscaped gardens. Will be ready start of April. $1600/wk ONO ph 0427 586 532. CARAVAN for rent. Situated at a neat and tidy home. Nice alfresco with the option to use the bbq or spa. Also an outside bathroom and Foxtel in the main living. $400 in total per week. Ph: 0438 330 825 BRAND

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for rent in Karratha, $375 p/w. Contact Nath for details ph 0416 730 560 SINGLE Female or Male 36 plus. Room available in clean and tidy house, must be working and like dogs. Outdoor smoking, large a/g pool. $350pw plus 30% power. The right place for the right person, Ph 0409 852 931.

room, fully furnished with own TV and DVD player and walking distance to shops available now. Seeking single female who is clean and tidy and working fulltime. $350 per week includes water, gas and electricity. - Not a party house - 0413 234 369 ROOM available in 4x2 in Nickol, Karratha with young friendly household. $300 per week plus some bills (power included) must like dogs! Singles only please call 0405 149 510 to view

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MOBILE PLANT, TRUCKS & EQUIPMENT AUCTION WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH 9:00AM 10 CLAYTON STREET, MIDLAND ABSOLUTELY UNRESERVED LOTS Aerial Access Equipment

Light Vehicles

2 x 1997 Genie 600AJ, 2011 Snorkel Uno-41KV, Approx 30 Ex Mining Commercials Inc: Toyota 2 x 2011 Genie GS2646, 3 x 2006 Genie GS1930 Landcruser, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Patrol, Nissan Navara Etc

Arctic Trucks

2006 Volvo A40D, 2003 Hitachi AH400, Machine Shop Caterpillar AD40, Caterpillar AD30, 2 x Bodies Mazak Quick Turn 30 CNC Lathe, Hydrabend Pan Suit Caterpillar 740 Break Parkanson Band Saw, SAF Zipmatic 738 Plasma, 6 x Lincoln Idealarc AC1200, Aquajet F3 Backhoe Loaders Parts Washer Etc 2007 Caterpillar 432D, 2005 Volvo BL71.

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2 x Caterpillar D9L, Caterpillar D6R

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Various Lincoln Advantage 575, Lincoln Ranger 405D

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Approx 20 x Various 12Mx3M & 6Mx3M Office & Cribs

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3 x 2012 Tru Power Cummins 85, 56 & 37KVA Water Carts (Unused), Various FG Wilson, Onan & Denyo 165- 2 x Chamberlain Dinosaurs 20KVA

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MAKO Craft 3.7m inc.

WHITTLEY 2006, 550, Suzuki 140 4 stroke, low hours, Stressfree Anchor winch,sink, stove,freshwater shower, large v berth, stereo, vhf and 27mhz radios, 50l water, 115l fuel, all round clears, excellent condition, always stored in shed. $45,000 negotiable phone 0407 289 187. YAMAHA 3.85 mt Quintrex 20 hp, new sounder bimini top, 2 seats flat floor plus extra $4500 Ph:0404 288 521 camping && ~~CAMPING OUTDOORSoutdoors OFFROAD camper trailer 15 in tyres 60 lt water tank tail gate kitchen 2 jerry can holders gas bottle bbq porti potty $6000 Ph 0404 288 521

- Bimini, 20hp Honda motor electric start(100 hrs of use), spare prop, Hummingbird fish finder, Uniden UHF handheld radio, danforth compass, rabbit ears, battery, reef & sand anchors, oars, life jackets, rod holders, 3mths licence & collapsible trailer $10,000 ono Ph 0447 971 075 SEAQUEST 2550 WA. Fibreglass boat 2008 mdl, 300hp Suzuki four stroke, 80hrs only. 2012 custom built trailer, full boat cover, Furuno Nav net sounder/Plotter, 480lts fuel, 50lt fresh water bait tank trim tabs VHF Lewmar anchor winch . In good condition. $83000 ono ph 0427 586 532 GTree ID1015062313

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3.7m Mako craft inc. - Bimini, 20hp Honda motor electric start(100 hrs of use), spare prop, Hummingbird fish finder, Uniden UHF handheld radio, danforth compass, rabbit ears, battery, reef & sand anchors, oars, life jackets, rod holders, 3mths licence & collapsible trailer - $10,000 ono Ph 0447 971 075

700CC ATV, 2 x 2012 Retro Golf Carts (Unused), Large Volume Mining Inventory, Mobile & Fixed Plant Various Compair, Atlas Copco & Sullair 1000, Spares Components & Consumables, Qty Sancon 900, 400 & 180 CFM Converyors, Fire fighter Modules

Compressors

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Poyntz Turf Harvester, Hayter PTO Mowers, 2012 Bomag BW213DH (Unused) Various Plate Trailco Hose Handler, 2007 Arctic Caterpillar

Karratha

$49,000 ONO

0437 475 146

• 2009 24ft Jayco Sterling Caravan with bunks • Full ensuite • Roof top reverse cycle air con with additional TECO split sytem • All usual features • Digital TV box with Satellite dish • Full cyclone tie down kit • Full annexe with walls and flooring • Sway bar kit

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Serviced Accommodation

Wheel Loaders & Tool Carriers

2003 Hitachi ZX230 2 x 230, Caterpillar 305 2005 Komatsu WA 320-5H, 2007 Caterpillar 930G, 2006 Ranger LG 930-1, Volvo L120C, Volvo CR, Caterpillar 303-5, 3 x Bobcat 331G L90C, Atlas Copco 5110

Wedgefield- Port Hedland

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Fuel Tank

Caterpillar D10T, 2 x 2001-2000 2009 Transtank 65000 Bunded Fuel Tank & Caterpillar D10R, 2006 Caterpillar D9T, 2 x Bowser (Unused) 2007 Caterpillar D8T 2010

Crushing & Screening

Hydraulic Excavators

2001 Caterpillar 365B, 2006 Volvo EC460BLC, QMS 950x50 Portable Primary Jaw c/w Feeder 2005 Caterpillar 330C, 2003 Caterpillar 330C & Olympian 275KVA, Hazemag APK20 Portable 2003 Daewoo SL300SC Impactor, Eriez Belt Magnet

Drills

2 x Gardner Denver SCH5000CL

Motor Graders

2006 Caterpillar 14H, 2005 Caterpillar 140H, 2007 Caterpillar 12H (Only 1,200hrs)

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• Communal - Kitchen/TV with Foxtel and lounge area • Secure Off Street Parking with lay-down area • Modern air-conditioned Donga units with ensuites • $150 per night

Phone: 0448 000 426

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COROMAL 2006 Princeton 752, still registered and comes with Foxtel channels. Very clean, must be viewed as it will go quick. Caravan is at Point Samson caravan park. Ph Peter 0417 933 359 or 0457 877 861

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CLOTHING ALTERATIONS Alterations & Mending

Phone Val Mon- Fri 9185 1760 or 0427 851 760 No Saturdays

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of assistance in Handy man jobs at no cost or low cost. There is a variety of help needed but a regular one would be making cat enclosures utilizing Cat Netting. Please call SAFE if you can help even if it’s a one off 9185 4634

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cleaner looking for work. Do you want your house nice and clean? Give us a call on 0402 327 414. IRONING $30 per hour. You drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. Same day service, non smoker. Call Jane 0418 951 719. for hire for hire

WILD WEST RENTALS Side tippers for rent

Ph 1300 768 448

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Crane Hire New 100T All Terrain Crane for hire Competitive rates Owner Operator

Call 0420 278 090 ~~ENGAGEMENTS for rent DAMPIER - 4 bed with pool. Plenty of parking space. Close to school, shops and sports facilities. Clean and tidy home available immediately. $1600 per week. To view call 9183 1751

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for rent DAMPIER 3x1 house with ocean views, retic gardens, w/machine & fridge incl, new bathroom & carpets $1300 p/wk includes power & water- avail April. Call 0428 545 803 DAMPIER 3x1 House with s/contained Granny flat 2x1 ocean veiws,Retic gardens, w/machine& Fridge in both $1750 p/wk includes power/water Call 0428 545 803 FULLY furnished & equip self contained serviced Apartment in new Baynton West property. Queen bed, ac, fans, car parking, TV, Foxtel & internet connections. Private alfresco/ courtyard. All bills, cleaning, internet, Foxtel all channels included. $1000 pw NO LEASE Ph: Rod 0416207138 ~~FOR SALE for sale

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Hot Rod deluxe III 40w combo. Nice clean sound, tube driven reverb, perfect condition, bought for $1200 will sell for $900. Ph Juz 0457 093 084 BUILDING materials, corrugated tin, Colorbond & Capping, Offers 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 BRICKS for sale, 4 pallets, general household bricks. $500 ono. Ph 0417 454 831 BRICKS new, $1, $2, $3 each. Ph 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 CANOPIES Ute Flexiglass Challenger, app 2mtrs x 11/2mtrs $150 ph 91821126 or 0417 094 558 FRIDGE/FREEZER

works well $120 PH:0418908822 located in Dampier GUITAR - Epiphone Les Paul black beauty, hardly used, bought for $1200 will sell for $800. Contact Donna 0437 235 132. GUITAR Cort, 12 string, acoustic, brand new, will sell a cue stick with it. Full sound, don’t get cort out. Sell for $650 ono. Ph Juz 0457 093 084 GUITAR- Legacy Les Paul classic collection with EMG’s, ebony fret board, new hardware, very good condition $700 ono. Ph Henry 0457 383 464.


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for sale JAYCO 24ft 2009 Sterling Caravan with bunks. Full ensuite. Roof top reverse cycle air con with additional TECO split system. All usual features. Digital TV box with Satellite dish. Full cyclone tie down kit. Full annexe with walls and flooring. Sway bar kit. KTA. $49,000 ono Ph 0437 475 146 KING Bed and mattress, Saratoga. Slight damage to headboard. $900 ono. Call 0449 041 108 LOUNGE Suite includes a 3 seater and 2 rocker recliners. Good condition. Selling for $500 ono. Must sell leaving town. Ph 041 934 1758 KTA MOBILE HOME. Mitsubishi 4 cylinder truck manual, petrol, 5 speed. CD stacker, CB, 209,000kms. Sleeps 4, double over cab, exc fridge/stove, toilet/ shower and tow bar. dig TV/DVD, reverse A/C. Live in or travel time off. Excellent through out. $24,500 ONO Ph: 9581 5485 or 0404 832 218. MOTORHOME 38ft Bedford Coach. Fully fitted, home on wheels. Sleeps 5, Full kitchen and bathroom. Lots of storage. Rego June13 Happy to email out photos on request. Located in South Hedland. $60,000 ONO. Mark & Claudia 0420 297 633

for sale OFFROAD 2008 Outback Camper Trailer, 7x4 520mm deep, 16oz canvas, stainless steel kitchen, 60L water tank, queen size bed, highland hitch, 3x20L holders, 2x.5kg gas bottles, sand fly proof windows, large awning, located HED. Ph 0438 402 135 $9000. ORGANS old x 2 Yamaha $200. Needs fuses. Ph 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 PIPES galvanised, galvanised fence poles and brackets. Offers 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 PLANKS Oregon pine 8 mtrs long $35 each ph: 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 POOL table 7’x4’ slate. Excellent condition, pool/snooker balls, cues & weather cover included $1900 ktha ph: 0429 108 686 SAMSUNG White 600L Fridge/Freezer, small dents in door. Dimensions 36 inches wide, 70 inches high $650 ono Call 0449 041 108 SCAFFOLD 8x3m lengths 8x2.5m lengths. All click in type, plus all legs and poles. Excellent condition, been inside all its life. Make great shelving in shed. $1500 ono. Ph 0418 908 822

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GARAGE SALE Saturday 23rd March 7am - 11am. 23 Honeyeater Cnr Nickol West. Various household items, camping gear, kids toys etc. No Early Birds. health

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Squash: Karratha Entertainment Centre. 3-5pm Saturdays. All Kids Under 19 Welcome. Call David 0400 640 404 for more information. SINGLES looking for love, THE MINERS CLUB matchmaking service is currently offering free memberships. For more info please email theminersclub@ hotmail.com JUNIOR

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UPCOMING KARRATHA GAS PLANT SHUTDOWN Monadelphous Maintenance and Industrial Services are currently looking for local Karratha based residents for our upcoming Karratha Gas Plant Shutdown. The shut is expected to start at the beginning of May and run for approximately 5 weeks. Local opportunities are available in the following roles: • Mechanical Fitters (Ref # 200099473) • Trades Assistants (Ref # 200099474) • Store People (Ref # 200099476) • Advanced Riggers (Ref # 200099477) • Cladder/Laggers (Ref # 200099478) • Advanced Scaffolders (Ref # 200099513) • Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians (Ref # 200099542) • Tube Fitters (Ref # 200099556) Monadelphous have a strong commitment to safety and expect all employees to maintain our high safety standards and influence a culture of safety excellence and innovation. For more information and to apply, visit:

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Applications are invited for RELIEF TEACHERS at St Paul’s Primary School in 2013 Please refer to the school website under Employment for further information when submitting applications – www.stpaulskarratha.wa.edu.au Applications can be addressed to: The Principal, PO Box 1628, Karratha WA 6714.

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1x store person Mitre 10 Karratha is looking for a reliable Store Person. Must have excellent customer service skills. Can multi- task with face to face customers and incoming phone calls. Must be able to work on their own and in a fun team. Fork lift ticket is and hardware knowledge an advantage, but not essential, full ongoing training will be provided. Must have own accommodation, and a drivers licence. Heavy lifting will be required. No working visa’s? Permanent residents only. Please email resume to georgie@farinosi.com.au or fax 9144-1714.

Mawarnkarra Health Service Mawarnkarra Health Service is a community controlled Aboriginal health service providing holistic health care to the Aboriginal communities of West Pilbara region.

FINANCE ASSISTANT We are seeking a Finance Assistant to provide assistance to the Finance Officer and Finance Manager to ensure the ongoing provision of the highest standards of care to clients of the Health Service. The skills required include an understanding of the legal obligations and standards required for the day-to-day bookkeeping of an Incorporated Organisation, the ability to take initiative and work independently, to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and organisational skills.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL & WELL BEING (SEWB) OFFICER We are seeking a Social Emotional & Well Being (SEWB) Officer to enhance the holistic primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara Region by providing support to vulnerable young people in the age range of 12 to 17 years inclusive and their families. The successful applicant will have qualifications in Youth work or working towards same and a driver’s licence. The skills required include the ability to problem solve effectively on a day to day basis and in a crisis situation, at the level of a Youth Worker, good communication and interpersonal skills.

PRISON HEALTH COORDINATOR We are seeking a Prison Health Coordinator to enhance the primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara Region. The successful applicant will provide a culturally appropriate holistic health care service to the prison system and the re-entry service to the community. The skills required include the ability to take initiative and work independently and to have excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT - CEO We are seeking a Personal Assistant to the CEO of Mawarnkarra Health Service to ensure the ongoing provision of the highest standards of care to clients of the Health Service. The successful applicant will have qualifications in administration or working towards same. The skills required include the ability to take initiative and work independently, computer skills and to have excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills. The remuneration packages for these positions will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to request a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria from Shay Wilson, MHS Human Resources Officer on 9182 0800 FOR STAFF IN THE PILBARA or via email s.wilson@mhs.org.au .

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST HONORARY CARETAKER CLEAVERVILLE CAMPSITE 2013 CAMPING SEASON The Shire is seeking a suitable person or couple for this position. If you enjoy meeting people, are fairly organized with a friendly disposition then you are invited to apply. The role will be to collect fees from campers and organize camp sites, liaise with ranger services and other agencies, assist in the general management of camping, tell tall tales and maintain the relaxed feeling of the site. The appointment is from 1 May to 30 September 2013. The caretaker must provide their own caravan or other approved on-site accommodation and will not be charged camping fees. Fuel expenses for traveling from their place of residence to Cleaverville and return and some out of pocket expenses incurred in the appointment will be reimbursed. For an information pack contact Darrell Hutchens, Ranger Services Coordinator on 08 9186 8555 or emailing sor@roebourne.wa.gov.au. Address expressions of interest to the CEO Shire of Roebourne, P.O. Box 219, Karratha WA 6714 by no later than 5.00pm on 12 April 2013. MFE C57713

• OH&S white card • Good communication Skills • Positive Attitude • Ability to work Unsupervised • Strong Customer Focus • Sound Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word and Excel • Able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines • Has local accommodation in Tom Price Duties will include: • General Administration/Reception duties • Liaising closely with managers/clients and head office • Raising purchase orders • Entering timesheets • Flight/Accommodation bookings • Ordering and maintaining stock • Maintaining registers/spread sheets • Data Entry • Creating Quotations • Working hours are flexible If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now by sending your resume with references to: hr@mobileconcrete.com.au Ph: (08) 9185 0407 Fax: (08) 9185 0450 Or mail to PO Box 1435 Karratha WA 6714

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OPERATIONS PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR Port Hedland 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 Port Hedland 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 and residential sites • Being able to plan / schedule • 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 adminkarratha@boundariesau.com.au

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We require enthusiastic and motivated team players to join our expanding business. Currently we have a vacancy for a Customer Sales & Service position available in our Karratha store. You will have a passion for providing excellent customer service to both trade and retail customers, and be able to operate a cash register, deliver stock to customers. Hours available weekday and weekends To apply: Online: www.repco.com.au and click on ‘Careers’; Fax: (08) 9311 9974; Or contact the Store Manager David Bellchambers on (08) 9144 4494 or fax application to (08) 9311 9910

PRD Engineering is a specialised precision machining company servicing the Pilbara. We are looking for a dynamic personality to join our rapidly growing business. You should possess exceptional service skills and be able to liaise with everybody from the customers to the workshop, sales team and the administration staff. Passion and a “can do” attitude is a must. Duties will include, but not limited to; • Booking and processing of new work • Intermediate computer skills and a orders. working knowledge of Word & Excel. • Liaise with workshop staff to meet • A current forklift ticket would be an customer delivery deadlines. advantage. • Purchasing of goods for sales orders • Work hours are Monday to Friday 7:00am and stock. to 5:00pm, but are negotiable for the right • Follow up of suppliers for outstanding person. orders. • Remunerations are dependent on skills • Organise returns and credits to suppliers. and experience. • Administration support to sales team. If you are up for working with a small fun team in an excellent environment with loads of variety, apply now. Send your resume to Kim at admin.prd@bigpond.com

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Here is an opportunity to work around your lifestyle. Bookmarketing is looking for a presentable and motivated person to develop a dormant customer base in the Karratha area. Current time required would be 15 - 20 hours per week with earnings in the vicinity of $16,000 p.a. A motivated person will find excellent opportunity for growth. A large reliable vehicle and storage space at home are essential.

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This position will be based at the Patience Bulk Haulage office in South Hedland, reporting to the Pilbara Area Manager and Port Hedland Supervisor, working as part of the team the successful candidate will provide administrative support to the two Supervisors. The required duties required of this role are: • Administration Support • General filing and clerical duties • Phone Call & Email management • Organize and booking flights to and from site • General record keeping / employee file management • Company Inductions of personnel • Coordinating new employee commencements • General administration duties

Karratha Contracting is seeking two locally based

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The successful candidate must be computer literate and competent in data entry and using the Microsoft Office suite of programs, Word, Excel & Outlook. This position will be on a 6 – 12 contract basis. If you feel that you are suitable for this position, are looking for stable employment with a growing company who offer excellent pay and workplace conditions, please send your application to: Email: hrassist@patience.com.au or call: (08) 9920 4900 Fax: (08) 9964 3994

for new positions with immediate start. These are permanent full time positions with excellent hourly rate and housing/location subsidy, plus 10 days personal leave and 20 days annual leave per annum. Applicants need to be experienced in all aspects of maintenance and servicing splits, ducted, hvac systems. Install experience also well regarded. Send applications to admin@kcpl.net.au or call in at Lot 1003 Orkney Rd. Bonafide sub contractor companies are also encouraged to submit their interest in up coming quoted air conditioning installation work.

Long & Short Term Positions DFP Recruitment Services is one of Australia’s leading recruitment services. Established in 1981, DFP has developed a reputation for delivering specialist services in temporary, permanent and volume staffing services combined with ethics, integrity and professionalism.

Would you like to take on a key leadership role in an organisation that really makes a difference? The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Western Operations) is looking for an outstanding leader to support our growing team in WA’s northwest. This is a very challenging new role with great potential to personally inuence further development of our vital services. For further information and to apply for this role please go to www.yingdoctors.org.au/Careers/ and follow the link to Position Vacancies. The closing date for applications is 22 March 2013.

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Cockburn Cement is the leading supplier of quicklime and cement to Western Australia’s mining, agriculture and construction industries. With a total lime production capacity in excess of one million tonnes, Cockburn is by far the largest lime producer in Australia. Cockburn’s specialised cement products are used in civil infrastructure, commercial building projects and residential housing. Uses include stabilised backfill, pre-mixed concrete, concrete products, mortars, renders and grouts.

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Working within a small team, your key Reporting to the Operations Manager – Goldfield / Pilbara, we currently have a vacancy for a depot responsibilities will include: Supervisor, Port Hedland based. The role will be responsible for ensuring the safe and effective • Maintaining the the production of quicklime delivery and dispatch of cement throughout the region, primarily from Port Hedland facility. Key through continuing monitoring of theand process aspects of the role include effective customer liaison, logistics planning and the safe efficient • Sampling and testing the finished product to operation of the product storage and transfer equipment. achieve specific targets plus maintenance The ideal candidate will have experience in managing inventory systems in an industrial • Inspection, lubrication,preferably trouble shooting and or customer goods warehouse. Previous experience inmodifications a heavy industry or remoteand warehouse to all mechanical electrical operations will be highly regarded. Exceptionally organised and deadline sensitive, the candidate’s equipment. track record of accomplishment will testify to their effective analytical and problem solving skills. A You will require: proven ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders is important, as is the ability to • Aleadership trade qualification in are mechanical fitting manage a depot in a hands on approach. People and experience critical for this (experience with boiler making and welding will position as is a proven track record of a high level of commitment to safety, health and environment. be highly regarded) • toForklift licence Please submit your cover letter and resume by going http://adbri.bigredsky.com by Monday 18th March 2013. • Senior First Aid Certificate Adelaide Brighton Ltd is committed to a safe and healthy environment for its people and surrounding communities. • A commitment to a safe work environment and A demonstrated commitment to health, environment and safety leadership is a requirement for any opportunities compliance with all group policies within the business Adelaide Brighton Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer • Excellent timekeeping skills and the ability to


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Karratha swim team takes on country WA’s best By Ben Leahy

• Emily, Abby, Stevie and Jasmine from the under 10’s relay team

Karratha’s swim team achieved mixed results after taking a smaller squad to the Annual Country Pennants Championships for Western Australia held at Wongan Hills on March 2 and 3. Despite the 24-person team achieving 35 personal best times over 77 swims, it was not enough to hold their position in the A-Grade competition. Instead, Karratha will next year compete in B-Grade after being pipped by teams from the strong regional centres of Albany, Bunbury, Peel, Mandurah and Narrogin – many of which fielded teams of up to 80 swimmers. It marked the end to Karratha’s three-year run in A-Grade after winning the Country Pennant’s B-Grade competition in 2010.

The mixed results were more than made up for by a great atmosphere on the day though. Karratha swim club members said the friendliness of the people in Wongan Hills is evident in the fact it has highest rate of volunteers for a Western Australian town and the second highest in the nation. Among Karratha swimmers, Macie Bennetts performed exceptionally

well. She swam the fourth fastest 100m butterfly lap of any woman at the meet, which gave her a gold medal in her age division. Darcy Gray also came home with two bronze medals, while Emily Kruger picked up two silvers. The next WA Country Pennants championships will be hosted by the town of York on the 2014 March long weekend.

• Team members pose together

• Fishing action from Gamex. Photos by Tamara Binamat.

Sailfish among the early species hooked in Gamex Bluewater Tackle Exmouth Fishing Report

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billfish raised, 53 hooked and 28 tagged. In the capture sections, there were golden trevally, mack tuna, long tail tuna, spangled emperor and queenfish. Outstanding captures included a 5.8kg queenfish on 3kg line by junior angler Trent Gregory. The Aqua Tank is loaded with salt water and has trevally, whiting, salmon and tusk fish swimming inside. Special guests Dave Hodge (the barefoot fisherman) and Guy woods are here to show everyone how lures work in the water and how fish react to lures. It’s a great viewing platform and kids (little and big kids) love it. Anyone is welcome to come down to the clubhouse and see the shows on the Aqua Tank, which start each day at around 4pm. Peter Anderton will be giving filleting

demonstrations as well and you may even be able to pick up some fresh fish to take home for free! The last day of fishing is Friday, and they expect Friday night to have many people at the clubhouse to see final fish brought in and tag cards recorded. Pictured this week is angler Grant Dolan accompanied by his wife Jodie and son Liam from Perth. The pic was taken just before Gamx on board the new On Strike II during its maiden voyage in Exmouth. The black marlin is estimated to be 100kg and was caught in 380m of water where the temperature was 300. The fish was caught on 37kg line and it took just ten minutes to have the fish boatside for a tag shot. The fish was brought aboard for a quick photo before being released.

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The town is buzzing with excitement as anglers, partners, families and friends return for Gamex 2013. This year started with a roaring Friday night social gig with Angry Anderson and Rose Tattoo rocking at the clubhouse. Saturday was the briefing and around 350 people converged on the clubhouse to collect final details and information bags prior to the start of the event.

There are 75 boats this year with the majority targeting the tag and release sections. The fine skills required to target the capture sections can be challenging and interestingly there are more boats this year targeting fish for capture. The tournament began at 8am Sunday morning and by 8:13am Leigh Freestone from team Pelagic Hooker had tagged the first sailfish. At 8:30am another sailfish was tagged on team Blue Horizon. At 9am a black marlin estimated at 250kg was tagged by Mick Callan on Sunride. The morning bite continued with another 12 fish including a 200kg black marlin on Alure and a 350kg blue marlin on Mahi Mahi II. By the end of the day there were 77


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Grand Master Seng instructs ATA Hedland members Local junior black belts would have given Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan a run for their money last weekend as the ATA Hedland Taekwondo Club Black hosted a belt boot camp led by 8th dan Grand Master Kim Seng. Locks, grabs, jumping and spinning kicks were flying around the St Cecelia Hall as black belts and red belts learnt new techniques and revised the basics. Master Seng is the Grand Master of the Australian Taekwondo Academy in Western Australia. He is also renowned within the International Taekwondo Federation with whom he travels around the world to referee at taekwondo competitions.

Registrations closing for JK Basketball Carnival By Ben Leahy Pilbara basketball players looking to participate in this year’s edition of the popular James Kelly Basketball Carnival in Hedland need to dust of their Air Jordans and Pumps and get their team nomination in before March 22. Held in memory of talented footy and basketball player James Kelly, the tournament started in Perth just under a decade ago but has since moved to Port Hedland over the last three years to be closer to James’ family. Like the tournament in his name, James was passionate about basketball and well known for travelling to play in competitions right across the North West. Chrissie Black, James’ sister and JK Carnival organiser, said the event had become close to the

Hedland club president Tim Turner said, “The weekend was excellent, we have an exciting club, our junior instructors were impressive, and it is always a privilege to have someone of Kim Seng’s calibre spend time with our students”.

hearts of many. “Even though it is my brother’s memorial, I look at it as an event for the community and family coming together because over the year’s we’ve all had our share of sadness through funerals and deaths,” Chrissie said. “The event has been so popular, you would be surprised – it is a really good turnout.” Chrissie said nine teams had nominated for the men’s division, five for the women’s and one for the under 16s at the time this paper went to print. However, she said spots were filling up fast and she expects to see at least 16 men’s and 10 women’s teams compete. Teams also need to pay the $150 tournament fee by March 22 to be registered. So bounce to it.

The weekend focused on teaching the junior black belts how to be effective communicators and how to breakdown the movements needed to teach good taekwondo technique to others. “It is an exciting time for the club, which has over 70 active members and is focused upon the State championships in August followed by the nationals in Brisbane later in the year,” Tim said.

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Tim said that with the focus on the State and national competitions, the club was aiming to bring Master Seng to Hedland more often this year so club members have the skills to compete at an “international level”. For training times and details please contact club secretary Petula Riches on 0412 686 054.

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Muay Thai classes kick off at Entertainment Centre By Ben Leahy Whether you are looking to pack more power into your kicks or elbow strikes or you simply want to keep fit, Muay Thai classes could be for you. Having previously been held at Life and Soul Health and Fitness Club, the classes now begin at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Karratha Entertainment Centre and run for an hour and a half. Instructor James Mertens said he is getting a lot of positive feedback from men and women in the classes “It is good to have something in the community like this because there isn’t really anything like it around,” James said. “It teaches you fitness and discipline … and I love it, I find it fun and I’m addicted to it.” James and fellow instructor Adam Beirl also teach you how to fight using traditional Muay Thai techniques. James said he has been learning Muay Thai for the past year and a half, while Adam has practised the martial art for more than 10-years and fought competitively in Australia. James said they only let advanced students spar with each other and that a couple of the club’s members were hoping to fight in their first amateur bout in Perth towards the end of the year. In the meantime, beginners are also welcome to attend by phoning James on 0427 090 889.

Karratha boys grow the piggy bank for baseball trip to Asia By Ben Leahy

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Golfers tee off for Stableford event A field of 59 golfers produced great golf in this week’s Stableford event with just five golfers missing out on a place due to a count back.

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Tuesday 19th March, 4.30pm to 6.30pm U6 - U10’s $100 registration fee and U13 – U17’s $150 registration fee, to be paid on registration day. Cash only – no eftpos. Players must be 5 years old by June, to be eligible to play. Copy of child’s birth certificate needs to be sighted for registration. Shorts and socks available to purchase/order at registration.

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Women’s Season Commencing May 2013 Teams are now looking for players, coaches, scorers & umpires. Any interested persons please contact one of the following teams: Wickham - Olivia Deacon 0408 793 361 Dampier Falcons - Sharon Sewell 0427 831 187 In Karratha Sinners - Claire Moran 0448 967 776 Orbits - Tracy Smyth 0417 996 267 Geckos - Tammy Tennet 0409 100 904 Inland Storm - Kyla Thomas 0477 167 97? ALSO ANY NEW PEOPLE WISHING TO FORM NEW TEAMS

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Results for the day: The overall winner was Geoff Shoemark with an impressive 39. 2nd Place – Brent (Bunja) Collier with 38. 3rd Place – Vaughan Smith with 38. 4th Place – Michael (Zimmy) Harlen with 37. 5th Place – Rob (Yabbie) Hinchcliffe with 37.

Longest Drive # 1 – Vaughan Smith, Lucy Shaw-Leece. Longest Drive #10 – Rob Hinchcliffe, Tanya Willcocks. Nearest to Pin #3 – Marguerite Jacka #8 – Owen Leece, #11 – Sharyn Wieland, #16 – Gina Hipworth. Longest Putt #13 – Geoff Shoemark, #2 - Dot Abbott. Best 2nd Shot #5 – Vaughan Smith, #15 – Geoff Shoemark. Best 3rd Shot #12 – Regan Lardi, #4 - Patrick Healey. For more information on competitions or social golfing sessions please contact the Clubhouse on 9185 1045 or Gina Hipworth on 0407 981 479.

Karratha’s Kobi Lowicki and Zane Rigby are $2,000 closer to touring to Dubai and Hong Kong in April as part of the Baseball WA Little League squad thanks to local exercise enthusiasts. The indoor cyclists got together at Life and Soul Health and Fitness Club on March 10 to peddle away in a fundraiser for Kobi and Zane’s trip. Life and Soul donated the venue and the instructors their time free of charge, allowing $670 to be raised on the day for a total of $2,000, including funds from last year’s spin class. Among those that turned up on the day, special mention should be given to the three riders who managed to cycle for the full two hours with instructors Trish Kiehe, Jen Hill and Fran Minchin. Kobi and Zane’s families would also like to thank everyone involved for their support.

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Karratha board-rider skates to State title win By Ben Leahy Karratha resident Manunui Tito is a kick-flip closer to his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder after winning a State competition in Perth on March 1. The nine-year-old Pegs Creek Primary student battled through three grand final heats and past 17 other skaters to claim top spot in the under 11 division of the YMCA Drug Aware Skate Series State Final. Mana, as Manunui is better known, had virtually grown up on a skateboard as a successful junior in his native New Zealand, but mum Heidi McNamara said this was the biggest tournament he had won to date. She said she had originally taken Mana down to Perth for the qualifying round in January to teach him a lesson about big fish in small ponds. “We were trying to show him that he had a long way to go to be a pro – because that is what he wants to be is a pro,” Heidi said. “Especially when he was in New Zealand, he used to win all the competitions and he had to look

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further afield to Sydney and America to Perth.” Yet after completely surprising everyone with his victory, Mana and his parents might have to soon look to even bigger ponds. And Heidi is more convinced Mana can do it because of how hard he worked before the tournament. She said Mana had practiced his tricks continuously to make sure they were just right. “Even in the professional skaters they will also tell you that sometimes you go through times with low inspiration practicising the same trick in the same skate park over and over again,” she said. And if being the best under 11 skateboarder in the State is not enough inspiration to keep Mana practicing hard, he can also look to professional skateboarder Trevor Ward. Trevor grew up in Paraburdoo skating on homemade ramps in his backyard before making the big time. Could Mana one day be the next Pilbara pro?

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