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1 Karratha Police have received complaints about a computer scam that has been going around for a few months now. This particular scam involves scammers posing as the Australian Federal Police (AFP) trying to scare you into handing over money to regain control of your computer. This scam involves internet users finding that their computer has been frozen, with a pop-up alert appearing on their screen. The alert claims to be from the AFP and states that the user’s computer has been locked because they have visited an illegal website or

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breached various laws. The scammer claims that they will unlock the computer if a fee is paid. How does the scam get on your computer and what happens? • You visit a website or receive an email that scammers have infected with scareware. • Out of the blue, your computer freezes and you receive a pop-up alert from what appears to be a reputable authority such as the Australian Federal Police. The alert may include a police logo to make it appear legitimate.


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• The alert states that your computer has been frozen because you have violated a law or visited an illegal website. • In order to unlock the computer, you are instructed to pay a ’fine’, usually $100 or $199, using a prepaid money service. • If you pay the money, the scammers may or may not unlock your computer. Even if you do regain access to your computer, malware may continue to operate so that the scammers can use your personal and financial details to commit fraud. How to protect yourself:

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• Be wary about which websites you visit and do not open emails from unknown senders. • Before you download a file, make sure it is from a reputable source. • Always keep your computer security up to date with anti-virus and anti-spyware software and a good firewall. The AFP does not solicit funds and this message is not associated with the AFP in any way. You can report scams via the website au or by calling 1300 795 995.


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Brawl ends with assault on police oďŹƒcer By Tamara Binamat

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A street brawl involving around 40 people required police to use pepper spray and deploy a taser to control a violent crowd. Two groups of people were involved in a fight at the Pier Hotel in Port Hedland on Saturday night before one of the groups was ejected. A short time later the remaining group of people spilled onto the street where a series of fights broke out with the other group. Port Hedland Police intervened and called for back up from South Hedland Police. About three men were peppersprayed by police. As South Hedland Police arrived a fight was interjected on the corner of Anderson Street and The Esplanade where a police officer was punched in

The officer then tasered the man and took him into custody.

Port Hedland police Sergeant Jason Gentili said fighting would not be tolerated.

Nine people were charged with various offences including assaulting a public officer, breach of move on notice and disorderly conduct.

“If you get into a fight you’re going to be charged with disorderly at a bare minimum ‌ we’re not going to let you get away with it,â€? he said.


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The Pilbara survived the long weekend with no traffic fatalities, but Pilbara Traffic Police said there were still too many people doing the wrong thing on the roads, and the road toll for the region could have been very different. An increased police presence in the Pilbara ramped up long weekend traffic operations, with booze buses and traffic stops deployed around the region. Operations ran from Friday May 31 to Monday June 4. On the Friday evening Pilbara Traffic Police ran Operation Taskin 10, deploying a booze bus in Karratha. Police tested 1,049 drivers in Karratha, with seven drivers returning a positive test for drink driving. Subsequently two people were charged with excess 0.08 and one person was charged with excess 0.00. 23 other charges resulted from the operation including no authority to drive and obstructing police and one car was impounded. Also on the Friday night, a man was charged with multiple offences after a rampage at various locations in Port Hedland. The Port Hedland man was caught driving 107kmh in a 60kmh zone. He was charged with drink driving, speeding and driving an unlicensed vehicle and his vehicle was seized by police. Saturday eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Operation Quartz 17 in Karratha stopped 61 vehicles and led to five charges being laid including driving an unlicensed vehicle and drink driving. One person was charged with excess 0.08, three with excess 0.05 and one with excess 0.00. On Monday a WA Day Operation was run throughout the state and local police conducted

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International standard recreation now a reality in the Pilbara By Tamara Binamat

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One of the Pilbara’s most exciting developments, the Karratha Leisureplex is on target to open this month. Benefitting the whole Pilbara, the Shire of Roebourne’s $63.7m project received funding from the Australian Government Regional Development Australia Fund, the Western Australian Government’s Royalties for Regions Pilbara Cities Program, the Department of Education, LandCorp, Finbar Group Limited, Lotterywest, Woodside and Rio Tinto. Featuring squash courts, a gym, a group fitness room, beach volleyball courts, indoor and outdoor sports courts, a crèche, cafes, ovals and function areas, the leisure complex will become a hub for sport events

The Leisureplex will feature an eight-lane 50m pool with a moveable boom, meaning the pool can be split into two 25m pools if required. There’s also a splash pad for children, a separate leisure pool for young kids and families as well as a four-lane 25m lap pool that is heated. The opening weekend will begin with a private grand opening cocktail party by the pool on Friday June 28. Then the Leisureplex will open to the public on Saturday June 29, with celebrity athletes including Nic Natanui, Leisel Jones, Damien Martin and a concert featuring Pete Murray and Michael Paynter. More information on opening times and memberships can be found at

Find out about local supplier opportunities for the construction and operation of the Roy Hill Project. Roy Hill is a multi-billion dollar iron ore venture located 270kms south of Port Hedland. The Roy Hill Project includes a 55mtpa iron ore mine and associated processing infrastructure, a 344km heavy haul railway between mine and port, and new port facilities (land and marine) at Port Hedland. Significant opportunities exist for Australian industry to supply goods and services for the lead contractors including the EPC contract’s Mine, Rail, Port Marine, Port Landside packages and operational phases of the project. To learn more, Roy Hill and our lead contractors including EPC contractor Samsung C&T invites potential suppliers and contractors to attend our supplier briefings.

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Two young truck drivers have been injured after a crash that saw both vehicles lose control. About 4:30pm Tuesday afternoon two truck drivers travelling in convoy on the Great Northern Highway at Newman collided at the intersection of Newman Road. One truck left the road and hit a stone embankment while the other truck spun out on the road.

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Hedland hotpot to add spice to Channel 10’s Masterchef By Ben Leahy Her home cooking spices up dinner parties for Port Hedland family and friends and her energetic personality keeps local school teachers on their toes. Now executives at Channel 10’s Masterchef hope Liliana Battle’s lively personality also brings a ratings zing to the reality cooking show as it launched into its fifth season last week. Liliana, who is a stay at home mum to two boys in Port Hedland, is the only Western Australian contestant in this edition of the show and has already been labelled a Tiger Mum by its marketing team. “I’m a bit fiery, I stand up for what I believe in,” Liliana told the Pilbara Echo. “Anyone in Port Hedland will tell you the teachers run a mile when they see me coming as I am constantly at the school, and I’ve got my boys’ backs for anything that goes on because I love them to absolute pieces.” “At the same time, I won’t create drama [on Masterchef] if it doesn’t need to be created – I’m not going to be a reality show star that comes off as a bitch, that is not who I am. “But if I strongly believe in something I will stand up and say what I need to say.” For Pilbara viewers facing a saturation of TV cooking shows and with Masterchef’s girls versus the boys concept getting poor reviews, Liliana will be a welcome drawcard. Yet for Liliana, the showmanship comes second to focusing on the cooking. Having spent years supporting her sons and husband Jason, she said Masterchef is a chance to pursue her own dreams, after a number of friends and family told her to enter the show.

“If you talk to anyone in Port Hedland, they all say the best restaurant in town is Liliana’s house,” she said with a laugh. And her Port Hedland friends should know as they have been her guinea pigs over the last seven years as she experimented from an ever-expanding collection of cookbooks. “[Growing up in an Italian family] I just love the idea of people coming around and having a massive table completely loaded with food and everyone is so full they are groaning with a big smile on their faces,” she said. And if she does well in Masterchef, there might be room for even more guests as she hopes to write her own cookbook and open up a friendly café and restaurant. “I’d love to – I’ve just got to find somewhere to put one,” she said. “But once this is over and I get home it is definitely a possibility, I know the community would support me and it would be a great thing for Port Hedland.” But first there is the challenge of surviving in the competition with the first few home cooks already eliminated from the show. And where Liliana takes her time in her own kitchen and generally cooks with a glass of wine in hand, she said the biggest challenge in Masterchef has been the time limits. “When you have got a 50-minute challenge, and you’ve got way less space and you don’t have your kitchen at your finger tips, the adrenaline gets racing and it is stressful but it is so much fun as well,” she said. “We have an absolute ball, it is a wonderful experience and I wouldn’t give it away for the world.”

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• Donovan Carneck’s ‘Phantom’ camera copter is missing in action

Camera copter flees scene Budding Karratha photographer Donovan Carnecky only recently purchased a DJI Phantom Radio Controlled Quad Copter before it took flight and is now declared missing. The airbourne platform carries a camera to capture footage from up on high. However, on the evening on Friday May 31 at around midnight Carnecky took the Phantom to Bulgarra Oval to film Karratha at night when he lost all communication “It’s built in come home feature using GPS Satellite locking, which would have

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landed it right where it took off, did not work,” Carnecky said.


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“Gauging from my position when I lost it and the wind direction at the time, I believe that it probably landed west of the Bulgarra Oval somewhere between the Oval and Balmoral Caravan Park. “There are heaps of Recreational riders in town that cover this area, so I am hoping that they can keep a lookout on their rides.”

When the White House (Secret Service Code: ‘Olympus’) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.


Carnecky is offering a cash reward for the camera’s return and asks anyone with information to call him on 0447 554 763.

Kai (Jeremy Suarez), a high-spirited falcon on the cusp of adulthood is bored and lonely living in a remote outpost with only his strict father, Tendai (Samuel L.Jackson), for company. Forbidden from venturing beyond the Katungu Boundary, his suspicions that there must be more to life are confirmed when Gogo, a kooky Stork and her co-pilot, a cute weaver called Tini, crash into his world. From them, Kai learns that downriver is a bustling bird city with exciting opportunities for a talented flier such as himself. Thursday 13 June and Friday 14 June at 7pm


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Wickham Community Information Day You are invited to attend a Community Information Day to learn more about current and future projects within the Wickham area. This all-day event will showcase the latest initiatives from Rio Tinto, with information on all aspects of our Cape Lambert expansion, Rail Operations expansion and Wickham town redevelopment including allocation of new Wickham South housing. When: Wednesday 26 June, 2013 Where: Wickham Community Hall

Featuring a big night of comedy from some of the world’s funniest comedians. The (soon to be announced) cast of intrepid travelling comedians is hitting the road, entertaining crowds all across Australia. Last year Roadshow hit the dirt track, with over 90 performances in over 65 Australian towns, covering a distance of more than 25,000km.

For more information call 9186 8653 (10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday) or email

Time: From 10am to 9pm Presentations: 11am to 12pm and 7pm to 8pm - lunch and dinner provided Cape Lambert tours: 1.30pm and 4pm leaving from the Wickham Community Hall (bookings preferred)

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Smales Jewellers takes to the road! Smales Jewellers’ annual Pilbara roadshow will be taking place from Sunday 9th June to Wednesday 19th June, showcasing its exquisite range of luxury timepieces and stunning jewellery to its valued Pilbara customer base.

• Karratha Soroptimists president Glen Slee with regional WA members at the 60th Jubilee Celebration of SI-Western Australia on May 25

Soroptimists celebrate 30 years in the Pilbara By Tamara Binamat

aims to be a global voice for women and embrace change.

Soroptimists International’s Karratha branch will be celebrating 30 years of soroptimism next Saturday June 15 with a swanky soiree at the Ibis Styles poolside room.

“There’s still fundraising, awareness, advocacy and action and we still need to keep abreast of what’s happening locally, nationally and globally,” she said.

With guest speakers Isabelle Beeton, last year’s Shire of Roebourne Young Citizen of the Year and Anna Wood, ‘The Girl who Tackled Mount Everest’, the event will showcase the best of women and their work in our region. Current president Glen Slee has been with the Karratha branch for the whole 30 years and said the club

Luxury timepieces from brands including Rolex, exquisite diamond jewellery from Hearts On Fire (‘The Word’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond’) and beautiful handcrafted pieces from Smales’ own signature range will be available to purchase at Smales’ pop up showrooms in Carnarvon, Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha. Smales



Smales said: “We have a lot of valued clientele in the Pilbara. It’s not always possible for them to get down to our Subiaco store in Perth so we come to them instead. “The roadshow has proved hugely popular over the years and ensures no one misses out on new products and collections. “It’s also an opportunity for customers to take advantage of our watch and jewellery expertise, and repair and remodeling services which are second to none in WA.” Smales will also hold exclusive evening events in Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha for its VIP customers.

The roadshow will take place at the following venues: Carnarvon - Fascine Lodge Sunday 9th June & Monday 10th June 9am – 6pm Newman - Seasons Hotel Wednesday 12th June, 9am – 5pm and Thursday 13th June, 9am – 7pm Port Hedland - Ibis Styles Friday 14th June, 11am – 5pm. Saturday 15th June, 9am – 6pm. Sunday 16th June, 9am – 3pm Karratha – Ibis Styles Monday 17th June, 10am – 5pm. Tuesday 18th June, 9am – 7pm. Wednesday 19th June, 9am – 3pm Anyone wishing to find out more can email events@smales.

“The projects that we underrate are always driven by someone championing a cause.” Glen said many projects over the year have been highlights, including initiating the Shire of Roebourne Citizen of the Year award, the Karratha Community Garden, the Millars Well Markets and Soroptimists many international efforts.



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Chevron believes in supporting the communities in which it operates. Community groups in Exmouth, Karratha, Roebourne and Dampier are invited to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to support community programs, activities and events.

ROCK AND DECK Saturday, 15 June 2013 9.30am - 3pm

Funding is available in support of the following areas:

If you’re into skating, music or art, get to The Youth Shed to:

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Sir Bob’s Pilbara adventure By Tamara Binamat

• Gabrielle Sullivan with Geldof

The Newman community received a surprise visit from human rights activist, rock star and honorary knight Bob Geldof last week. The Boomtown Rats frontman spent Tuesday May 28 in Newman, visiting mine sites, local watering holes and the Martumili Artists Art Centre. Geldof arrived bright and early at the Art Centre where Martumili artists Yunkurra Billy Atkins and Miriam Atkins displayed their work. Gabrielle Sullivan, manager Martumili Artists said Bob Geldof is a keen art collector and was very engaged with local artists. “He is obviously very knowledgeable about art and he asked lots of questions about how the Art Centre operates, what motivates the artists and how the artists critique their work,” Gabrielle said. “I was impressed at his knowledge of contemporary art and his genuine interest in what motivates people in this part of the world to create.”

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Catch of the day The FIFO fish and chip and Italian shop in the Pelago West tower is fast earning a reputation among locals for being Karratha’s seafood specialists. WA seafood not only dominates The FIFO’s fish and chip menu, but is used in the store’s traditional Italian pizza, pasta and risotto dishes as well. For The FIFO owner Jessica Pritchard, there is a simple reason to use WA seafood – fishing in the North West is the best in the country. “Pilbara has the highest rate of boat ownership in WA,” Jessica said. “So with everyone here having such a great knowledge of fish, it is our commitment to source only the finest and freshest seafood locally in WA. “That is why you find our menu is marked with Western Australian fish, particular premium fish from Pilbara region, like Goldband snapper, Exmouth blue emperor and silver whiting.” “Then there is the pink snapper, which is in season and wild caught at Carnarvon.” Since opening in early 2013, The FIFO has been offering customers a large menu of traditional fish and chips that besides WA fish, includes NZ jumbo oysters, scrumptious WA tiger prawns, NZ large mussels, house cut salt pepper squid rings, battered or pan fried calamari, jumbo scallops, potato cakes, pineapple fritters, etc.

More recently, The FIFO has also launched its full Italian menu prepared by Mad Max, who has more than seven years as an Italian chef in Sydney. The menu offers customers the choice of 15 pizzas, ranging from the exotic green Thai pizza to traditional margherita’s, as well as 11 pasta dishes, including the seafood marinara with WA tiger prawn, fish and squid. There is also a selection of Italian pasta and risottos arousing your taste buds. Jessica said the Italian menu has been just as warmly received as the fish and chips with many people commenting especially on the thin and crispy pizza bases that are prepared fresh before the customer’s eyes each day. “They tell me they have never tasted pizzas like this in Karratha before,” Jessica said.








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Widgee has her day as Red Dog Festival wraps up By Ben Leahy

Photo by Ben Leahy Lena Wiggerman, Sue hedley, Peter Kay, Rick Fenny and Widgee (Above),while spectators enjoy the festival elsewhere (Below Left and Above Right)

Photo by Sally Smith

Proud pooches have stolen the show of a Red Dog Festival finale that was otherwise dampened by unseasonably wet weather last Sunday June 2. With drizzling rain all afternoon, crowds were smaller than hoped as the Dampier Market’s stalls closed early and live music act the DooDaddies were forced to perform in the Hampton Oval pavilion’s clubrooms. But that didn’t stop a healthy gathering of canines and their owners turning out for the festival’s dog show, judged by former Red Dog vet Rick Fenny from the Pets and Vets clinic. The event even helped give birth to a new star as red kelpie Widgee found herself in more photos than Angelina Jolie after being adjudged the Best Red Dog in the contest. Owner Lena Wiggerman, who brought up husband Don and Widgee from Perth, said people had been asking if they could pose for photos with Widgee everywhere from the Mermaid hotel and Red Dog statue in Dampier to roadhouses on the higway home. “She had a lovely time because she is a very personable and friendly dog and loves being the centre of attention,” Lena said. In fact, Widgee might even be developing a slight diva personality as Lena is “still trying to bring her back to earth”. For organiser Peter Kay, meanwhile, the local support for the dog show and two-day relay event that took competitors on an endurance race from Dampier to Millstream National Park is encouragement to hold the festival again next year. “The most important thing for me was that people had fun, and that’s the overwhelming feedback we’ve had,” Peter said. “Although it’s early in the debrief process, we have every intention of bringing the festival back in 2014.” Sue Hedley from not for profit group SAFE, which rescues unwanted animals, said that she can’t recall another dog show happening in Karratha and Dampier. “The actual event went really well and I think people loved showing off their very loved animals as much as the spectators enjoyed looking on,” Sue said. As well as the dog show, Red Dog Festival Relay competitors also completed their final stage - a kayak paddle along the Dampier foreshoree before gathering together to watch blues band the DooDaddies perform with a relieved Peter Kay singing along. Widgee, meanwhile, finished off her day, after a lunch stop at the Mermaid hotel, feeling just as tired as competitors in the relay. “When we got in the car to go back to camp, she normally sits on the seat but she dropped down on the floor, put her head on my lap and in about five seconds she was sound asleep,” Lena said.

Dog show results

Photo by Ben Leahy


Best Red Dog – Widgee (owner Lena Wiggerman) Best owner and dog lookalike – Stella Grace (owner Karen Lehrke) Best in show – Murphy (owner Aaron Mitchell)


Best smiling dog – Porsha (owner Kimberley Melville)


Photo by Ben Leahy

Karratha public library

OFFICIAL RE-OPENING Saturday 15 June, 2013 from 2pm to 5pm at Karratha Library Dampier Highway, opposite Broadhurst Road Join us for a free sausage sizzle, special story time, music, and activities in celebration of the Karratha public library’s official re-opening at the pilbara institute.

come see what your library has to offer! Note: The library will still be open for its regular Saturday hours of 9am to 2pm.

For more information please contact the Karratha public library on 9186 8660.




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Free Weekly 8 - 9 June 2013

Muzzy’s community effort smashes records By Tamara Binamat The Muzzy’s fourth annual Community Fundraiser and Trade Show was a huge success on Saturday May 25 as more people visited and more funds were raised than ever before. This year’s fundraiser more

than doubled last year’s with $26,500 raised on behalf of Tom Price’s 21 sporting and not-for-profit groups. Featuring a pet farm, bouncy castles, food stalls, face painting, mini golf, ten pin bowling, a DJ and popular fire truck, the event attracted about 1,600 community members.

Photos by Julie Glover

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Q: My husband and I are at the point in our lives where we have money saved and are considering our financial future. We are interested in purchasing an investment property and like the look of some of the older houses in our area. But we want to know whether it is smarter to stick to purchasing a new property.

Alice, north of the river in Perth.

A: Dear Alice, every property is different. From old to new, different properties present different opportunities. However, a new property will typically provide a number of advantages over an existing property in a like-for-like location. • New properties are desirable among tenants and will achieve a rental premium over a comparable older house. • New properties can be landscaped to a low-maintenance standard, while older properties may have large gardens requiring ongoing maintenance. • New properties are unlikely to require any maintenance in the short to medium term, while older properties may require (potentially expensive) work throughout the investment timeframe – and these costs may be unknown at the time of purchase. • New houses receive the full depreciation allowance on building costs and fixtures and fittings from the Australian Taxation Office. • New properties can take advantage of being specified to handle the latest in telecommunications wiring. We generally recommend avoiding older properties as investments, unless the property is suitable for a complete refurbishment or subdivision, or is unique in terms of location or architecture.

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Does negative gearing really create wealth? By Ryan Crawford The ATO released data recently from the 2010/11 tax year that showed two thirds of Australian property investors claimed a total of $13.2bn in losses on property during the period. It has renewed debate over the government’s negative gearing policy, which essentially rewards investors for losing money by allowing them to claim a deduction on their interest payments and other costs associated with owning a lossmaking property. It is unlikely the government will abolish the tax benefits associated with negative gearing after the last attempt in 1985 that saw it quarantined for a period. The act allegedly caused rents to surge (although there is evidence to the contrary) resulting in a swift reversal of the decision. Nonetheless, it has highlighted the need for property investors to ensure their wealth creation strategies are in fact creating wealth. Some investors are drawn to negative gearing solely by the tax advantages, giving little consideration to the capital

growth potential of the property. Regardless of the tax benefits, while an investor holds negative property, they are losing money, putting them at financial risk. Other investors are prepared to absorb the losses, relying on speculative capital growth to achieve a return, which will only be realized at the point of sale. By comparison, positively geared property delivers a cash return to the investor immediately, providing a passive second income stream and the opportunity to fund their lifestyle and further investments. It the meantime, negative property investors must dig into their own pockets to supplement the shortfall in rent thereby reducing their monthly cash flow and reducing their capacity to funnel earnings into other investments. Furthermore, negative gearing benefits higher income earners (which are on higher tax rates) the greatest. Yet oddly, the majority of negatively geared property investors are in the middle income tax bracket. Investors considering negative gearing should proceed with caution. Assess your financial goals and investigate the strategies that are available to you.

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Financial Markets By Brenton Reynolds

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Empire Oil and Gas NL is nearing first production from its Red Gully gas and condensate plant in the Perth Basin. Construction is complete and first could be as soon as the weekend. A recent site visit left us impressed with the size of the plant and the planning put into maximising the value of hydrocarbons produced from the wells. Empire intends to drill the Black Arrow 1, Charger 1 and Waugh 1 (Dunnart 2) wells in 2013/14.

These wells are subject to approvals so there is no specific schedule of drilling. The wells have a combined prospect size of 18.3 mmbls (net to EGO) and Empire estimate a net cost of ~$1m to drill all three wells. Hartley’s maintains a speculative buy recommendation with a price target of 1.9cps. Commissioning of the gas plant, cash flow, prospect definition and exploration will provide multiple catalysts over the next 12 months.

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A cardboard compactor has seen 1.84t of cardboard boxes sent to recycling plants in Perth where previously this would have been sent to landfill in Karratha. The proceeds from the recycling are divided equally between the PMH Foundation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service through the Ruggies Recycling program.

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event Comedians, clowns and comics on the road to town By Tamara Binamat

The annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is well on its way to the Pilbara.

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we’ll certainly go into interesting territory due to my talent of being an over-sharer!

The Roadshow will be pulling into the Pilbara next week, with performances at Karratha on June 13-14 and South Hedland on June 15-16. The roll call for Roadshow 2013 in the Pilbara includes comedians Ronny Chieng, Dave Callan, Daniel Townes, Justin Moorhouse and Nikki Britton. Daniel Townes has been on the comedy scene for a decade now, a regular on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Circuit and winning audiences worldwide. He has been busy researching our area and said he looks forward to joking with our audience. The stand up comedian tells stories about his own life experience and said he’ll relate his performance to our region. “I’m just a normal guy and Australia likes that,” Townes said. “I’m really looking forward to going to an area like the Pilbara.” Nikki Britton has toured comedy clubs around Australia and the

• COMING SOON @ THE BREY • • Saturday 8th June: DJ Mel B on top of the CBar-8pm-11pm

• Sunday 9th June: Nearsoul in the Beer Garden-5pm -8pm

• Friday 14th June: Small Town in the Beer Garden-8pm-11pm

• Sunday 16th June: Spinfx in the Beer Garden 5pm-8pm

The Pilbara Voice Competition 2013

Warm up those vocals - The Pilbara Voice is back at The Brey! We want to see some of the great talent this town has to offer!!! Get ready to compete against other local talent for some awesome prizes. Entry forms available from the bar or email:

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Gish is one of the most popular comedians on the NZ PRO COMEDY CIRCUIT, with a wicked dose of original and popular song parodies he provides a healthy TOKE of comedy for his fans! Get ready because he’s bringing his poncho, parodies and pot (plants) your way for an unforgettable evening of true Kiwi comedy and musical entertainment.


Sunday June 21st 10am at the Sunset Room

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UK, and even studied “clown” at a prestigious theatre school in Paris. “I’m excited, I can’t wait to come up there!” Britton said. “It’s totally different to Sydney so I’m keeping my ideas open.” Britton’s observational and high-energy style of comedy is evident at her gigs, and her enthusiasm is infectious. An actor before a comedian, Britton studied comedy at the same place as many famous comedic actors such as Sasha Baron Cohen and Phil Burgers. You can expect almost anything from Britton as she jokes about anything and everything. “There’s a lot of stories from my life [in my show],” Britton said. “And it’s hopefully not offensive but we’ll certainly go into interesting territory due to my talent of being an over-sharer!” See the Melbourne International Comedy festival Roadshow website at www.comedyfestival. for information on tour dates and ticketing.

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Kevin Bloody Wilson packs out Pilbara Rude and crude singing comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson sold out performances in the Pilbara during his First of the Final Farewells tour last week. After 25 years of Kevin Bloody Wilson, the songs, swearwords and stories about Nigel could be packed away as Wilson looks to “have more time off”. The audience in Karratha responded well to Wilson’s very un-politically correct yarns, which included a popular song about life as a worker on the mines.

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Small Town performing at Karratha Rec Club 8pm until late

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Starring: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish. I thought I would judge this book by its cover. The all-star casting hooked me in, but unfortunately that’s the best part of the film. About half way through the movie my concentration lost focus and wandered on to arbitrary points on the walls around the room from the walls back to the screen. There were good moments and the premise is clever. Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) incur the wrath of a violent LA gangster (Woody Harrelson) by kidnapping his prized Shih Tzu dog. Aspiring screenwriter Marty (Farrell) has a brilliant screenplay called Seven Psychopaths he’s trying to write, but is unfortunately usually too hung over to make any real progress on it.

Meanwhile, Marty’s whack-job best friend Billy (Rockwell) has some great ideas for the story but he is reluctant to offer any input without an invitation into the making of the screenplay. Billy, a struggling actor, pays his rent by running a lucrative dognapping scam with Hans (Walken) and when Marty begins to fear that all his ideas have dried up, Billy shows up with a cute Shih Tzu stolen from the gangster (Harrelson). For the rest of the movie you can cue the dog hunt/gangster shootout cliché and I really did lose concentration, but I’m sure if you’re a gangster movie buff you could just about get through it. Christopher Walken is as usual at his best, and there’s some dark comedy peeking through that gives you a laugh, though the casting really is what pitches this film.

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SUNDAY 9 Social Lawn Bowls Come down to Newman Club Inc every Sunday afternoon and play social lawn bowls. 3:00pm-6:30pm Mindarra Drive (08) 9175-1110 | (08) 9177-8549 Sunday Breakfast Karratha Country Club, Searipple Road Karratha Sunday Funday Karratha Rec Club. Free pool tables and juke box. Open from 11am MONDAY 10 Bingo Night. Every Monday night, head down to the Port Hedland Golf Club for a fantastic Bingo Night. For more info contact Helen Wright 0400 200 781. Pizza and Pint Karratha Tavern - Pizza and Pint $20 Time 5 – 9pm

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Finucane Island Club, South Hedland 6:30-9:30pm Variety WA Pilbara is once again hosting its Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament starting today. The tournament held every Tues from Feb 5 to April 16. Dress standard applies, please no high-vis uniform or work boots. Cost: $30 buy-in. Info: or call Jen on 0408 030 085 WEDNESDAY 12 KDCCI Business After Hours Ibis Styles Hosted by Bankwest and RSM Bird Cameron. 5:30-7:30pm THURSDAY 13 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Walkington Theatre Karratha. June 13 and 14 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. Every Thurs 9:30am and 2:30pm. All activities are free. Morning tea, lunch & transport is provided. For more info contact Liza Andrews or Markysia Kelly on 9172 0444 or e: or

Roller Derby JD Hardie Youth Zone, Cottier Drive, South Hedland. Open to all girls aged 18yo and over and caters for all skill levels. Training Friday night at 7pm. New members are welcome. For more info visit, e: or visit Facebook North West Roller Derby. SATURDAY 15 Soroptimists celebrate 30 years of Soroptimism in the Pilbara Ibis Styles Karratha 6-8pm Guest speakers include Isabelle Beeton and Anna Wood Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Matt Dann Cultural Centre June 15 and 16 Dinner at Karratha Country Club Social membership $10 per year KTown Musos and Jammers Night Karratha Rec Club. Whether you’re into rock or reggae, heavy metal or hip-hop, the more, the merrier. From 4pm onwards. Texas Hold ‘Em Poker From 8pm. Karratha Rec Club Buy in min $100, max $500 SUNDAY 16 Social Lawn Bowls Newman Club Inc every Sunday 3pm - 6:30 pm Mindarra Drive. (08) 9175-1110, (08) 9177-8549 Sunday Funday Karratha Tavern 2 – 6pm Sunday Breakfast Karratha Country Club, Searipple Road Karratha Sunday Funday Karratha Rec Club. Free pool tables and juke box. Open from 11am

MODERN APARTMENTS Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, our hotel can cater for your needs with our friendly and personalised service. At Comfort Inn & Suites we provide a consistently high standard of cleanliness in our fully self contained modern apartments.

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Wake up to a great breakfast It’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it’s probably the hardest to get right. I’m not a morning person and when I do get up there are other people to feed, bags to pack, hair to brush and often I forget about myself. The truth is, your day will be slower and harder if you don’t find a way to eat something soon after you wake up. It’s called breakfast because it’s about breaking the fast your body has been in while you have been sleeping. You need to eat the right things to get your body processes started and to kick start your metabolism. For breakfast I eat anything except toast or cereal. They both have a tendency to make me feel slow and sluggish and even though it seems like scrambling a couple of eggs is a lot more work, it really isn’t. When you try something new and add it to your routine, you simply get used to it, just like you did with the toast. Here are some ideas for a quick and easy breakfast. My recipe this week is something I cook on the weekends for my kids, they are hotcakes without the heavy white flour. Made with ricotta and oats these are filling, fluffy and will get the day started off right. Here are some more quick, wholesome breakfast ideas that will get your body set for a great day. Smoothies Take ½ cup milk, ½ cup water,

1 teaspoons of nuts (or lsa), 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup and ½ cup of your favourite fruit. Mix in fruits for different flavours and added variety. Scrambled eggs Two eggs with spinach, bacon, onion, tomato, mushrooms or anything you like. Fry your ingredients in the pan, mix your eggs with a little dash of milk, lower the heat and keep moving eggs around the pan for the perfect creamy scrambled eggs. Stuffed mushrooms Make these the night before and then just place them under the grill. Take large Portobello mushrooms and pack them with protein. Ham, spinach and feta are a great combination. Add pinenuts or fresh herbs. Have them ready in the fridge and pop under the grill to warm through. Fancy baked beans Take a normal tin of baked beans and heat them through adding even more protein with ham, bacon, chicken, mushrooms, spinach and asparagus. See if you can try a new breakfast this week, it will make a big difference to how you feel. Have a healthy week!

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” - John Gunther

Ricotta and Oat Hotcakes These are so easy to make, you don’t need to mess around with lots of ingredients and you don’t even need to get your mixer out. Perfect for lazy weekends when you want a treat but can’t be bothered with a lot of mess in the kitchen. 125g extra light ricotta 1 tbs honey


1 cup rolled oats ½ cup milk

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until it resembles a thin batter. Heat frypan and brush with coconut or olive oil. Pour small amounts of batter onto pan and lower heat to medium. When bubbles appear on top, flip hotcakes and cook for another 30 seconds. Serve with stewed fruit or fresh fruit, a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of your favourite nuts.

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Villa/ Granny Flat $600 pw independent from main house on a Tambrey residential property,self contained,quiet environment, fully furnished. All utilities inclusive. Suit single or working couple Ph 0400806992 BAYNTON West large room for rent in brand new executive house with TV & foxtel in all rooms and access to WiFi. Very spacious home with chefs kitchen, large pool and beautiful decked patio. Quiet female, no couples, prefer non smoker.$400 per week includes bills and cleaner. Please ring 0417 945 734 ALFRESCO

accommodation available CARAVAN 26ft refurb 6 month ago. New kitchen/ lge fridge/chest freezer/4 burner gas cooktop/ wooden floor/carpet/ QZ bed/40in LCD TV/ stereo/leather sofa/bed, recliner, lge airc, insul walls / ceiling, 16ft annex+carport. $10,000 ono. To rent site $350 pw incl elect/water/shower/ toilet. cond apply Ph 0417 821 895 DAMPIER Room for rent, by the sea. Available 29th. $300 plus utilities. Call 0450 703 654 DAMPIER- New caravan for rent has everything and outside bathroom for 1 person. 200m from beach,shops & pub $350 p/wk includes utilities. Avail in 1 to 2 weeks . CALL 0428 545 803 or 0438 2471 92 auctions

laTe model earTH-moving, TruCks, ligHT veHiCles & ConsTruCTion auCTion On Site: 1490 Lambert Rd, L.I.A Karratha

Saturday, 15th June at 10am Under InstrUctIons From decmIL aUstraLIa, We Have Been reqUested to cLear: eXcavators: 08 Komatsu PC200-8 20 Tonne, 08 JCB JZ 140 14 Tonne, 05 Caterpillar 307C 7 Tonne. sKId steers: 4x 09 Bobcat S 250, 09 Bobcat S 250, 2x 08 Bobcat S 185, 3x 08 Bobcat S 250, 08 Bobcat S 300. BacKHoes: 2x 08 JCB 3CX 5 Tonne, 07 Caterpillar 432E 5 Tonne. roLLers: 2x 08 Dynapac CC102 Series 10 1.2 Tonne. Front end Loaders: 2x 08 Caterpillar 924 H. (NOTE: Some Machines Will Have Attachments). LIGHtInG toWers: 2x 08 Alight 4 Head Trailer Mounted 3x 08 Hino 816 Tipper, 08 Hino Water Cart Ridwest 14,000, 07 Isuzu 400 Crew Cab, 07 Mitsubishi Tipper 11m3 Howard Porter, 06 Hino Tipper 5 Tonne, 05 Mitsubishi Fuso Water Cart 13,000L. LIGHt veHIcLes: 09 Nissan Navara D/Cab 4X4, 3x 08 Nissan Pathfinder Wagon, 2x 08 Nissan Navara X/Cab 4X4, 5x 08 Nissan Navara D/Cab 4X4, 3x 08 Hilux D/Cab 4X4, 08 Toyota Prado Wagon, 3x 08 Hilux S/Cab 4X4, 07 Hilux S/Cab 4X4, 07 Hilux D/Cab 4X4, 06 Hilux S/Cab 4X4, 06 Hilux D/Cab 4X4, 05 Hilux D/Cab 4X4, 5x Nissan Navara S/Cab 4X4. BUses: 07 Toyota Commuter Minibus, 05 Toyota Hiace Minibus. traILers: 8x Fire Fighting Units, 4x Fuel Units, 4x Boxtop, 2x Tilting Cage, 2x Pipe, 6x Welder/Genset Mounted. GeneraL: 20’ And 40’ Containers, Signs Scaffold, Concrete Helicopters, Roof Sheeting, Pipe, Tie Down Blocks, Construction Material, Tooling, Acro Props, Lifting Chains, Water Tanks, Power Tools, Road Barriers, Road Sweeper Attachment, Water Pumps, Plus More To Come. encLosed FootWear and approprIate p.p.e mUst Be Worn onsIte

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TransporT & Heavy Haulage equipmenT ClearanCe auCTion Onsite: Corner Orrong & Kewdale Rds, Welshpool

Thursday, 20th June at 10am Under InstrUctIons From Freo GroUp pty. Ltd., We Have Been reqUested to cLear: prIme movers: 2004 Mack Titan 240t Rated, 2007 Volvo, Ost 714 120t Rated, 2005 Volvo Fh16 131t Rated, 2004 Freightliner 130t Rated, 2004 Volvo Fh12 70t Rated, 2002 Volvo Fh12, 2002 Volvo Fh12 115t Rated, 2001 Volvo Nh16 140t Rated, 2002 Mitsubishi 40t Rated 4X2 With Hiab, 2001 Mitsubishi 40t Rated 4X2 Hiab Prime Mover (No Gearbox), 2003 Volvo Fh12 131t Rated (Wrecking Only), 1995 Volvo Fh16 115t Rated. LIGHt veHIcLes: 2010 Ford Ranger, 2006 Holden Rodeo, 2003 Nissan Patrol, 1999 Toyota Landcruiser, 2000 Ford Courier. FLoats: 1998 Drake2X8 Str 10 Line Platform, 1998 3X8 Str 10 Line Platform, 1998 Drake 5X8 Str 10 Line Platform, 1988 Brentwood 100t 4X8 Full Widener, 100t Brentwood Dolly 2X8. semI traILers (13x): Including Flat Top Tri Axle, Tri Axle A Trailer, Drop Deck And Drop Deck A Trailer, And Low Boy Tank Trailer. doLLIes (12x): Tandem Axle Including Howard Porter, Freuhauf, Lombardi. steeraBLe JInKa traILer (4x): 1978 With Remote Control, 1983 Quad, 1979 Quad, 1985 Triaxle. ForKLIFt & teLeHandLers: Liftking Lk50-2 Forklift 27t, 2007 Dieci 4.5t Samson 45.8a, 2005 Dieci 3.7t Zeus 37.7ta Agri, 2x Dieci 4.5t Samson 45.8t.

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accommodation available EXMOUTH - fully furnished 4 bed, 3 bath holiday house in Exmouth town. Sleeps up to 11 max. All May, June and August dates avail. Newly renovated, funky decor and fully equipped. Linen provided. Tariff $280 - $330 a night. Please email Helen on: hell. com for availability KARRATHA – Fully furnished room (queen bed) and walking distance to shops available now. Seeking clean and tidy and working full time female. $350 per week including gas, water, electricity and a cleaner once a week. Available NOW. 0487 397 405 KARRATHA – Large fully furnished room and walking distance to shops available now. Seeking FEMALE, clean and tidy and working full time. $350 per week plus bond including gas, water, electricity and a cleaner once a week. Available now ph 0413 234 369 K ARR ATHA-ROOM

available in quiet street in Nickol large 4 by 2 fully furnished,very spacious home with 2 living areas and large garden area very tidy and clean home seeking female $400 per week including all utilities phone Myles or Pauline on 0425 706 498 -0437 274 660 MOTOR home in perfect cond- inc new TV, Air con, heater, extra cupboards, microwave gas cooker, queen bed, fridge, shower, toilet, saucepans, cutlery, toaster, generator, nudge bar, storage box - Mercedes turbo diesel 2006 will go foreverregularly serviced, driven by careful lady. Ph 0447 400 122

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NEW unit lxl fully furn in baynton, split a/c, foxtel, 4m Byfold doors over gazebo looking over swim pool, double shower, parking. $750 Wk bills incl no pets. Avail 1 June 0404 240 297. ROOM For rent in ideal location with great house mates. $400 including all utilities, ring Andy on 0418 912 950 ROOM for rent in Pegs Creek. Seeking working single male or female. Share with three other people. You will have own living room and share a bathroom with one other. Bedroom has BIR’s. Access to shed. $275 per week plus bond. Call Brooke on 0428 762 451. ROOM with bed in Bulgarra. $390 includes water, gas and FOXTEL in room with own IQ box. SWIMMING POOL with spa, large outdoor entertaining areas. Quiet street, walk to back beach, nice view of bush from front porch. Females preferred, but all enquiries welcome, sorry no couples. 0405 842 248 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. $350 pw plus 30% power. The right place for the right person, 0409 852 931, KTHA. ~ ~accommodation ACCOMODTION wanted WANTED FEMALE, quiet, stable job, looking for large room with bathroom in Karratha. I have two small dogs. Willing to pay up $500 p/w incl bills. Please text 0419 344 490 SEEKING any semi permanentaccommodation in Onslow for a family who are relocating there after September this year. Please contact Tracey on 0428 900 022

KTA- Georgia Sleigh Cot, mattress, Winnie the Pooh cot set $400.00. Jungle porta cot with insert and mobile $100.00. Baby rocking chair with mobile $50.00 Will bundle the lot for $500.00 or nearest offer. Call Bernice 0448 418 891 MIAMI sleigh cot, brand new still in box. $600. In karratha. If interested call 9185 681 WOODEN baby cot for sale, excellent condition, selling for $150 , call 0466 113 105 KTA ~~BOATING boating

Bayliner Trophy Walkabout 6.3M Yamaha 175HP motor (<50hrs) Roadmaster Trailer, new tyres & loads of extras inc all safety gear. Excellent condition $40000 Priced to sell due to moving 0402511595 KTA PH

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Steel Propeller for sale. Excellent condition, came from a 250hp Verado but will suit other models. $400 ono, prop in ktha please call 0438 194 221 3M tinny, 9.9hp Evenrude. No trailer / rego. Runs/ride fine. Perfect car topper. $650 ono KTA ph: 0447 586 353 ALUM center console 4.8, 2000 75 mercury motor, VHF radio, Lowrance fish finder/ GPS brand new, life jackets, flares, 2/30 litres tanks, bilge punps, canopy. In good condition.$13,000 ono. Ph 0400 718 470 CABIN Cruiser, 32 ft F/ glass inboard diesel shaft drive $15 000 Dampier P H 0408 231 626


5Mtr 2010- $35k CALL 0410 803 388 -80 hp Yamaha 4 Stroke Engine ONLY 130hrs, HDS 10 Lowrance sounder, 120ltr fuel tank under floor, IPod / iPhone stereo, sand/ reef/sea anchor, safety gear, storage below cast deck, lights on rocket launchers, wash & parts for dual battery system. HED HAVE two outboard motor second hand, a mariner 30 hp which is currently not working as well make an offer the other 25hp Johnson which is working $250 ONO. Phone number 0435 167 149 call for any detail or inquiry OFFSHORE 2400 Kevlacat 2003 model twin 115 Yamaha four strokes long range fuel tanks new Raymarine Sounder GPS Radar . Mint condition as new $85,000 Phone Chas on 0427470836 or email au Located in Perth QUIVNTREX Ally Fishabout MK II, 4.4 M. With 40 hp 2 stroke Johnson. All in good condition. Regularly serviced by the book. Many extras , including echo sounder. Phone peter - 0416 270 960 only $4,600 ONO SAND anchor as new $25 Dpr 9183 1124 STACER 4.85m, 2006, 75hp mercury 2 stroke motor. Motor serviced, 102 hours on clock, new wheel bearings, spare wheel, 4 life jackets, flares. In good condition. $13000. 0409 582 690 VOYAGER boat 26ft. Must sell. New 350 chev motor. New paintwork. Boat trailer. $22,300 ONO. Call Andy 0422 265 234 YAMAHA 2006 15HP, 2 stroke short shaft Outboard Covers Australia Splash Cover Excellent Condition Low hours KTA Ben 0427 779 406

camping & outdoors CAMPER Trailer for sale. Off road soft floor with annex, water tank $4000 ono. Call 0427 215 605 Kta OZTRAIL Mitchell King swag / tent as new $150 Dpr 9183 1124 ~~CARAVANS caravans

Luxury Home on wheels, 24’6” D. Axle Argyle Caravan. Queen bed, Ensuite, Ibis R/C Air Cond, Club Leather Lounge converts to d/ bed. Deluxe kitchen, f/l w/ machine, Gas/Elec HW, Ext. Shower, Rollout awning. Many extras. Near new under warranty. $95,000 or reas. Offers in Broome, can deliver. 0423 004 977

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88. Qn bed + full size bunks. Full ensuite. Smeg appliances,inc d/washer. 250L fridge. 7kg front loader. A/C’s. TV’s. 6KVA gen set, 24v Solar 1,024 AH battery bank. 1000L fresh. 120 grey. 80 black. Reduced- $280,000. Call/email Craig for lots more detail 0466 009 700/kadgie@ CARAVAN 30 ft, 80’s model, 2 doors, no furnishings $1,200 Ph: 0438 938 505 CARAVAN for sale $20,000. 18ft Windsor full van, tandem wheels, double bed + extra sleeping, air con, stabiliser bars + lots of extras. Good condition. Please call/ sms: 0434 282 558 All offers considered. As advertised on Gumtree with photos. CAVALIER Camper Trailer 2008 , kitchen, water tank, solar cover, queen bed, annex, gas bottle, $6500 ono. Ph 0439 924 568

caravans FAMILY Caravan Retreat Daydream 2007 23’ vg cond. Queen bed+3 bunks sep. Shower and toilet, near new awning+full annex+shade screen, 190L fridge/freezer, reverse cycle A/C, 2x190W fixed solar panels, near new wt. Distribution bars, loads of extras. $48000 negotiable KTH 0409 947 160 JAYCO Hawk Outback, 2008 with full annexe (not shown), fly covers over beds, battery, three way fridge, queen bed, double bed, gas electric cooktop in as new condition. $24,000 ono. Hedland. Ph 0409 986 450 JAYCO Sterling 2006 Family van. Full ensuite - separate shower/ toilet and wash basin, double bed new TECO split system A/C, new microwave, 2 bunk beds, 4 burner stove, full annexe, 150L 3 way domestic fridge oven, lots of cupboard space L-shaped lounge, heaps of extras. $48,000 Neg. John 0458 147 331 LUXURY Home on wheels, 24’6” D. Axle Argyle Caravan. Queen bed, Ensuite, Ibis R/C Air Cond.,Club Leather Lounge converts to d/ bed. Deluxe kitchen, f/l w/machine, Gas/ Elec HW, Ext. Shower, Rollout awning. Many extras. Near new under wty. $95,000 or reas. Offers. In Broome, can deliver. 0423 004 977 MILLARD Sildeon Camper. A/C good condition $4900. Phone Grant 0418 141 501 SPACELINE caravan 17 ft, pop-top, 2 x single beds, oven / cooktop, A/C, fridge, good tyres, plenty storage, good clean cond, registered. $4000.00 ono. Ph 0447 059 303 Kta

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avail, specializing in property maintenance + building works. Insured, licensed. Please Ph Peter 0417 188 041 CARPENTER


cleaning lady is looking houses for clean, available in Karratha , hardworking, honest &reliable, floors, walls, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, ironing, full house cleaning , police clearance $ 35 per hour make your appointment now at castromoralesaymara or call 0437 785 556 HOUSE cleaner available, five years experience. Interested and would like to know more Ph 0458 920 329 IRONING $30 a hour drop off in the morning pick up in the afternoon. Non smoker. Call Jane 0418 951 719. K A R R A T H A

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HOUSESITTER COUPLE / CHILD CARER Responsible, Animal lovers, Carpenter / Handyman trade certified and Child carer - relevant paperwork and references on request. Please call Meg on 0478 133 011 PLUMBER- Local experienced l i c e n s e d plumber wanting work. Small job specialist (License PL8473) Call Ian on 0419 565 485 for hire for hire

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4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a study, a large open living area and separate family room. Split system A/C’s. Double garage with a lush lawn set in a large secure back garden. Easy walking distance to Tambrey Primary and Tambrey Tavern $1775 per week Call 0439 955 606/ 9185 5852 EXECUTIVE

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out, in ground pool, fully renovated, 2 living areas, lush garden, plenty of parking, garden maintenance incl, located in Millars Well Karratha. Avail 10th June. Price will be neg on terms of lease. Please call 0409 981 370 to view.

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for rent in Pegs Creek, $1350.00 per week, 3 Bedroom 1 bathroom and Spa, also a granny flat in backyard (1 bed, kitchen / living and bathroom) which can be sub let or great for a teenager contact 0417 097 870 ~~FOR SALE HOUSE

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BED- KING SIZE. HUGE solid timber king size bed. Finished in Jarrah stain and in excellent condition. $150 ono- 0414 552 282 KTA BRICKS for sale, 4 pallets, general household bricks. $500 ono. Ph 0417 454 831 BRICKS new $1 $2 $3. Ph 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 DVD/VCR Combo Unit LG brand new still in box. Digital SD tuner built in. Full HD recorder + player. Shelf price $400. Would take $250. KTA 0437 051 416 F R E E Z E R

Westinghouse, 180 litre upright with drawers, 3 years old, good condition $250, Filing Cabinet 4 drawers $100, Dining Table 1.5m square with 7 chairs $200 Phone 9185 1547. Karratha FURNITURE n/new. Pine tallboy w/side tables, queen/s bed w/brand new matt & side tables $900.00 or separate. 1 x corner pine unit 50.00. Tub chairs 200.00 & 1 x lounge / sofa $500.00 Black. TV / DVD Black/ silver Glass Table 350.00. Kitchen / glass table 200.00. Ring 0448 166 001. GENERATOR 1000 watt inverter ROK Tools. Good Condition $360 Ph: 0408 912 279

for sale GOLF balls x 300. $1 each. Golf bag & clubs $10 Ph: 9185 4774 HOME furniture package for sale, near new. Sofa,dining table etc, Hedland, call : Darshak 0457 731 613 HORSE FLOAT $5000 ONO 20 years old Unregistered In Hedland Call Anthony 0400 542 300 KITE surfing full setup , xenon luluz 135 board, Cabrinha crossbow kite, harness and lines, plus bags for kite and board. Comes with pump. Good cond, one bladder in kite has hole but easy fix. $900 ono KTA ph: 0447 586 353 LOUNGES 2x3 seater dark blue leather recliner lounges. Very good condition, big and comfy. $550 each or $1000 for both. Ph 0438 929 323 MATTRESS- QUEEN SIZE. Pillow top mattress In as new condition and would suit new buyer. Was our spare bed and never used- need to make room for 2nd Baby $200 ph 0414 552 282 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. $22,500 ONO Ph: 9581 5485 or 0404 832 218. MOUNTAIN Bike Cube Stereo Pro, Full Suspension , XT drive train, custom wheelset. $2000, KTHA, ph 0439 931 303 OUTDOOR Wicker Dining Setting. 8 seater with cushions & glass table. $850 Ph: 0413 959 134


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QUEEN Bed and Mattress, wrought iron and wood bed head, $250; matching dressing table with mirror, $100; 2 small side chests of drawers, $50 each. Also dressing table with mirror $150. Phone 9185 1547 Karratha. RAIN Dial 9 station, controller and solenoids $150. Dampier Ph 9183 1124 RIM 17” suit Toyoto Prado etc near new $75 9182 1126 0417 094 558 SAFETY boots - high ankle, laces, size 9, never worn $25.00 Tel. Kta 9144 1648 SIMPSON 7.5Kg Top loader washing machine, only 2 months old, Dampier $490 ph 9183 1124. WEST Coast Eagles Team 20 Commemoration Framed Memorabilia. For the biggest fan. 100 Made. Located in PERTH. Can organise Post at your expense. $5,000 firm. Email for pictures/further info. gumtreemad83@ funeral notice

WYSSENBACH Robert Paul Bob (Wizzer) Ex-3RAR A graveside service for the late Robert (Wizzer) Wyssenbach Will be held 2:00pm, Monday 10th June 2013 at the Karratha Cemetery. All enquiries Pilbara Funeral Services 0437 313 093 or Carol Wyssenbach 08-9183 1575 ~~FOUND Lodge Online for ~~GARAGE SALE FREE


motorcycles YAMAHA 1979 XS750 cafe racer. Was going, now not going. Selling as moving and no time to fix. Has got current rego. $1750 ono KTA ph: 0447 586 353

Tired, Stressed! No Energy! Lose a few Kilos with good nutrition. Be a happier you, Contact: Janet 0418907639 Your Health and Wellness Coach

~~PETS pets garage sale SATURDAY 15th June.

Household items, plants, furniture. 847 Elliot Way Bulgarra. 8 am -12 pm. SUNDAY 9th June. 8am-12pm. Lots of stuff. Leaving town sale. 83 Gawthorne drive, Millars Well. KTA

LOOKING for free or cheap small-medium sized pups up to three months old. Ph 0411 700 778 TAN Female Staffy X needs new home. Three years old, desexed has had all vaccines. Good Gaurd dog will suit family without young children. Contact 0424 755 009 Karratha



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Abandoned Caravan 1980 Caravan Rego G2815 This caravan is located at 19a Boolgalla Cres, South Hedland If this caravan is not collected by 16 June 2013, this will be deemed as abandoned and will be given away. Phone 0408 407 662 YARD Security. Night

time dog patrol in exchange for live in caravan site.( Karratha area only) police clearance cert. PH 0402 417 901

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Canvas Shoulder/Handbag Premier Taxi KTA Wed 15/5. Prescription Sunglasses, Drivers Licence & 3GS Iphone [now locked] are needed - no questions asked; REWARD offered. Call Helen on 91855246 or leave a message on 0427 214 480. KTA.


~~MOTORCYCLES motorcycles BSA 1969 road/trail 250cc very tidy, needs minor work, workshop manual included. $2000. Ph:0400 697 75 SUZUKI GSX 400 ‘81 $4990 ono. Looks and runs great It is what it is. Can send picture 0411 790 778 WR 450 (09) 5000km,new fork seals and valves just done,spare new plastics,registered. Excellent condition. $6800 ono. 0413 251 714

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share to Perth leaving 30/31 May from Hedland. No stops just direct. I will share fuel costs if necessary. 0468 323 747 HAVE YOU TRIED THAT CRAZY WRAP THING? A detoxifying wrap that works to target the areas YOU choose in a 45-minute application. Pack of 4/$59 (Loyals only). Call Ronelle - It Works Independent Distributor 0409917993, or email: simplythebestwraps TENNIS Coaching, 4 week course starting 28 May coaching, games and fun activities. Registration day Monday 27 May from 3pm - 4pm. Tennis Courts Bulgarra. Contact Helen on 0439 991 568 after 3pm each day

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3 x  1  plus  an  air-­‐condi;oned    granny  flat Ocean  views Next  to  shops  and  new  19  million  dollar  Dampier  Community  Hub  development Large  block  1027  M2  zoned  R20  (could  be  subdivided  if  approved)

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Back boundary  is  about  1  meter  off  Yannarie  Cres,  accessible  with  no  drain Full  detailed  survey  already  conducted  and  provided  with  sale Private  sale  $795  nego;able

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Port Denison 4 x 2 brick & tile house. 756 sqm block. 30 x 12 partly enclosed patio, side access to 30 x 20 shed. Garden and wood shed. A/c and fans. $445,000.00. For Viewing phone (08) 9927 2263 or Hardcourt on (08) 9927 1322 EXMOUTH Home For Private Sale $480,000 ONO. 3x1 home in quiet cul-de-sac. For more info & photos please call 0409 370 242 or 0402 827 976. HOUSE in Dampier 3x2, pool, large shed, reno Kitchen and Bathroom, close to school. $895K ph 0457 551 326 DONGRA

Dampier house for sale 37 Ashburton Cres 3 x 1 plus an A/C granny flat. Ocean views. Next to shops and new 19 million dollar Dampier Community Hub development. Large block 1027 M2 zoned R20 (could be subdivided if approved) Back boundary is about 1 meter off Yannarie Cres, accessible with no drain Full detailed survey already conducted and provided with sale. Private sale $795 negotiable 0419 943 030 or 0447 129 306

BALI timeshare Royal

Jimbaran Bay nr. Kuta. 1 Floating weeks P.A. Expire 2034. 1 large room for 4. 2 extra weeks incl. Big discounts on other resorts. $3k 0466 465 578

real estate TASMANIA – Dunalley 11 acres overlooking Blackman Bay. Ideal for horses and/or hobby farmers. Build your dream home. This property is fully fenced, has a large dam & Power. Close to Dunalley where the bakery, golf course, hotel, fish market, supermarket, P.O., school are located. 30 mins from Hobart airport. Close to surf, beach & public boat ramp. Ph. Kate- 0427 532 000

Ph (03) 62 536095

Kate Storey Realty, 153 Arthur Highway, Dunalley Tas. 7177

Two bedroom block home Exmouth Verandahs back and front yard with back bring spacious and tiled. 3 x Aircons and fans. Shed for two cars with ease. Large shed will take 20’ boat and has tiled toilet, shower and wash house. Gardens are fully reticulated and fully fenced on 1070 sqm block

$550,000 For more info please call 9949 1427


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EXECUTIVE 4 X 3 DOUBLE STOREY New Home in Snapper Loop estate. Stunning views of Cape, Exmouth Gulf. Separate access for each level. Can be used as family home, or 2x 2x2 apartments by more than one family / tenants in privacy. Kitchen & laundry on each level. 5 mins to beach!


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Seller Will Finance. $978/wk + $150, 000 Deposit, 3x1 but can sleep 6 comfortably. 3 Marsh Way Pegs Creek, Karratha. Call Bryan 0420 508 786 PORT Kennedy 4x1 in pristine condition, low maintenance, powered workshop, security shutters, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning and insulation throughout, located close to all amenities. $355,000 ono contact owner on 0406 068 348. vehicles CAGE Trailer 6x4, new spare and bearings. $600 ono. Ph 0439 924 568 DUNSTUN 1200y (14cc motor)-Restoration project, w/Webster carbie and extra’s and still licensed today and garage all it’s life. Ring 0448 166 001 ($2,500.00 w/spare Dustan unlicensed for spare parts) FORD F250 xlt 4 x 4 extra cab, 7.3Ltr v8 diesel 2003 model, only done 207,000 kms, heavy duty 4 speed auto transmission with large torque converter perfect for towing boats or caravans, raised west coast heavy duty suspension. Heavily reduced must sell $44’500. Please call 0407 387 717

Mazda SP23 Hatch 2007 Manual, 78k kms, excellent car, great air con, warranty till 07/14, log book servicing every 10k kms Call Greg for a drive on 0417 957 453 (Car now in KAR) $14k

Faclon XT’06. 110000K, excellent cond. Auto, std access, reg. Call Darshak 0457 731 613 Hed. Urgent FORD Falcon BA MkII 2004 XR6- 4.0L Auto 143,000 kms - Metallic Green - $9 800 ono Phone Ashley on 0427 471 163 FORD Falcon Forte AU sedan 2000, 198000 Kms, great motor, transmission needs recondition. Located at Wickham. You remove. Registered. 0448 942 253 FORD Focus 03 HTC. 70000K, excellent cond. Auto, std access, reg. Call Darshak 0457 731 613 Hedand, urgent HILUX Ute 4WD crew cab 1998 3lt diesel needs gear box repair unlic $985 PH:9182 1126 or M:0417 094 558 FORD

HOLDEN commodore SSV Redline sedan, 6lt V8’, 2010 series 2, 23000+ km, man, Holden iq sat nav, climate cont, full electrics, leather int, lots of Holden and performance upgrades. More info ring Brian 0418 570 462, Hed HOLDEN HSV Senator Signature 2007 6l V8 307kw 77500km 1 owner never pranged garaged day night beautiful car $44750.00 Perth 0407 797 791 HOLDEN Rodeo Ute - w/ enclosed Carry box on ute w/side windows. Immaculate condition, low klm’s (only) 57,500 since 1992 & housed all it’s life, Truck tyres w/mags, r/ bar, A/C. best to see. Ring Julie on 0448 166 001 $8,650.00. (no leaks and just serviced) HSV Senature Signature SV08, 2008 limited edition 32 of 50 for Sale. 1 owner since new. Purchases from Shack Holden Fremantle. Low k’s (63000) 19” rims, 60k service has been completed and brakes and rotors replaced. Located in KTHA. Looking for $42,000 ONO. Please contact Bruce on 0439 070 805 Lodge Online for


HUMMER H3 adventure 69000 kms - rare metallic orange - auto - arb bull bar & rear - all elecs - locked rear diff - leather interior sunroof - 7 speaker sound system - 16 inch wheels with 33 inch mud terrane tyres - 3 inch lift kit not been used as baby forces sale - $49,950 ph 0488 319 245 LNDCRUISER 1994, 4x4 dual fuel pet/gas/7 seater A/C, power steering, bull bar, towbar, side steps, 6 months rego in excellent condition. Nothing to spend on it. Ph Rick on 0410 182 500- $15000.00 ono MAZDA Bravo 4x4 1996 c\sha 5 sp manual, new brakes & windscreen. Dampier $4,900. Contact 9183 1124, mobile 0414 397 132. MAZDA SP23 Hatch 2007, manual, 78k kms, excellent car, great air con, warranty till 07/14, log book servicing every 10k kms, call Greg for a drive on 0417 957 453 (Car now in KAR) $14k MITSUBISHI Magna Executive V6 not running unlicensed tow away $250. Ph 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 MITSUBISHI Van 1996. Must sell. 6 months Rego. Mag wheels. Manual. $4,300 ONO. Call Andy 0422 265 234

MONARO 2002 red,5.7 ltr v8, 19 inch alloy mags, 6 months rego, two and half inch dual sports exhaust, pacemaker extractors, cold air intake, 3.91 diff, mapless tuned, ventilated front and rear disc brakes, 320 bhp at rear wheels ph rick 0410 182 500 $17750.00 ono MUSSO 2006 double cab ute, 4x4 dual range, 64,00kms, climate control A/C, electric windows, disc brakes, limit slip diff, mags, aluminium bull bar plus tow bar. Good condition $12,500 0419 950 920 Karratha. NISSAN PATHFINDER 4WD - 2005 Silver - Manual - recently serviced, battery replaced, new alternator fitted. 6 disc cd player, 7 seats, side steps, registered until 28/11/13 - $25k -Jen 0400 975 254 NISSAN X-Trail 2006 ST-S 40th Anniv $15,500 SUNROOF, alloys, cruise control, 103000 km, Manual 5 spd, AWD, Gold. Very good condition, reliable & economical. Plenty of extras: boot mat, tow ball, nudge bar, spot lights. Ph 0438 046 740 PRADO GXL 2003 V6 4Ltr. 176.000KM lift kit. Snorkel. Side step. Rhino roof rack. 7 seater neat and tidy. $2599 contact Michelle 0424 755 009

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Baked and Raised in the Pilbara Are you in ted interes read fresh b o your ed t deliver rstep doo eek? aw 6 days ur

REDUCED $52,000 ONO.

Motor home/ 38ft Bedford Coach. Fully fitted, home on wheels. Sleeps 5, Full kitchen and bathroom. Lots of storage. Happy email out photos on request. Located in South Hedland. Mark & Claudia 0420 297 633 REDUCED! Toyota Hilux 2004, 3 litre turbo diesel (standard) LOW KMS, manual, long range tank, regularly serviced, tinted windows, good tyres, UHF radio, HID light force spotties - only selling due to upgrade. VERY reliable. Located in KTA $16,000. 0439 944 365 Will be on Dreamers Hill this weekend! SUBARU Liberty 2007 MY08 Sedan, Manual, Pearl white, $22,500, very low 36,000 km, Excellent Condition, 17” alloy wheels, Tow bar, One owner, 5 star ANCAP rating, Electric windows, central locking, climate control, Contact 0459 805 786 SUZUKI Jimny 2004, for sale. 92000 kms. Excellent mech condition. Newly serviced. One owner. $7500. Call James 0423 070 281 TOYOTA Hilux crew cab ‘98 3ltr dis, snorkel, Roo bar,lots more suit wreck or fix gearbox unlic, $985. Ph 9182 1126 vehicles

Motor home in perfect For sale condition - inc new TV, air con, heater, extra cupboards, microwave gas cooker, queen bed, fridge, shower, toilet, saucepans, cutlery, toaster, generator, nudge bar, storage box - Mercedes turbo diesel 2006 will go forever- regularly serviced, driven by careful lady.$45,000 Ph 0447 400 122 or email





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Semi Water cart 2007 Iveco Stralis 505 6x4. 90 tonne rated. Fully mine spec’d including ROPs. Tri axle 30000 ltr Tristar tanker 2008. Had complete suspension changed out to heavy duty. 230000ks. Serviced every 250hrs. Fluid sampled every 500hrs. Full hyds. Incab controls electric over air operated solonoids. Usual magnum sprays/drop bars. A1 operating condition. $132000 plus GST. Mob 0419 913 424. Leave a message

TOYOTA Land-cruiser 1998, HZJ75RP for sale. Excellent mech condition. Newly serviced. Snorkel, duel batteries, duel fuel tanks. Fitted out with two long draws and canopy. 220,000 kms. $19,500. Call James 0423 070 281 TOYOTA Landcruiser Troopy 4.2l turbo 1990 359000kms. Air lockers, muddys. UHF, bull bars/side steps. Roof rack. Duel batt, full draw system in back. 6 seats, great cond, straight body. Loads of extras. $12500 ono KTA 0447 586 353

vehicles TOYOTA Landcruiser GXL 165K kms 2001 $20,000 of extras including: Turbo, D/ Lockers, Brake Controller, CB, Rock sliders, 50mm Lift, Konis, Snorkel, B/ Bar, S/lights, T/belt, injectors, tapets, front swivels, brgs and seals, coolant and w/ alignment just beendone. Exc cond $34,900 ono PER 0416 180 290

vehicles TOYOTA Prado, 3 ltr turbo diesel, 2005 model 240000 km all drive belts renewed at 1700000 km, runs very well $23,500 Call 0459 786 391 TRAILER single axe 3m x 2m flat deck with tie down rails $800 Ph: 0438 938 505 Lodge Online for


wanted VZ Berlina Wagon (2005), V8 5.7ltr, Rare 8 seater. Auto. 130,000 km. Cruise control, Roof racks, Retractable Boot Cover, Tow bar, 6 stack CD player. Loads of space and great for those long drives back to Perth. $13,000 ono. Ph. 0417 911 994 WANTED- Clothes dryer in good condition. KTA. Ph 0469 999 9571 WANTED-LARGE domestic or commercial fridge. Must work well. Ph 0499 999 571

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Notice is hereby given that on 28th May 2013 the Partnership carrying on business under the style name “LORREXDUNCAN (BN 12103226)” was dissolved. Rex Parker gives notice that he will no longer be responsible for any debts and liabilities incurred by Ian Duncan, his former partner.

Notice of OVERSIZE load movements To all road users in the Pilbara region. On the following dates Link Low Loaders PTY Ltd will have OVERSIZE NIGHT Convoy movements departing from Port Hedland Port transiting to FMG Solomon Mine via the following routes: Gilbert St – Wilson Rd – Port - Hedland Rd - Great Northern Highway – North West Coastal Highway Intersection (Newman Turn Off) along Great Northern Highway – Nanutarra –Munjina – Solomon Mine over 3 nights. All night convoys will depart PHPA Port Hedland at 10pm with full traffic management in place. Convoy Dates: 09/06/13, 10/06/13 and 13/06/13. We apologise for any inconvenience!


Main Roads, Atlas Iron and Maca Civil, wish to advise road users that works to install an intersection to the Marble Bar Road at a location approximately 55km south of the Great Northern Highway intersection will commence Monday 20th May 2013 between 6am and 6pm 7 days a week for approximately 8 weeks. Road users can expect minimal delays.

Road users are urged to slow down when approaching the area, obey all signs and signals and show courtesy to other road users. MRWA, Atlas Iron and Maca Civil appreciate your cooperation during this time. For further information please contact James Howard, Atlas Iron Limited, (08)6228 8000


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Notice of Inaugural AGM for Karratha Community Garden Inc Saturday 22nd June, 4.00pm, at Karratha Community Garden Karratha Community Garden is a diverse group welcoming people with a range of skills and a shared vision for a thriving edible garden and a welcoming community space. If you have even a few hours a month to give, join us for our first AGM meeting and find out how you can become involved. Bring a chair and stay for Pizza afterwards. LOCATION: MILLARS WELL OVAL BEHIND THE DAYCARE CENTRE [Off Teesdale Place]

Roebourne Work Ready Programme Registrations for our Work Ready Programme starting in Roebourne in July 2013 are currently being accepted.

Government of Western Australia

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Department of Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation Facility Grants Applications are now open for the 2014/15 Annual and Forward planning funding round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF). The Hon Terry Waldron MLA, Minister for Sport and Recreation, invites applications from not-for-profit sport, recreation or community groups and local government authorities seeking capital works grants to develop sport and recreation facilities. The Western Australian Government makes $20 million available each year. Applicants must discuss their application with the Department of Sport and Recreation prior to submission. Guidelines on eligibility and application forms are available from metropolitan local government authorities, or if in regional areas, Department of Sport and Recreation regional offices. Gascoyne

9941 0900


9550 3100


9022 5800


9182 2100

Great Southern

9892 0100

South West

9792 6900


9195 5750


9690 2400

Mid West

9956 2100


9492 9816

Further information about CSRFF is available from Applications to the Department close 4pm, Friday 27 September 2013.

Minimum entry requirements: - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander - Valid learners permit (must have passed practical driving Assessment) - Basic literacy/numeracy skills - Have your own accommodation in Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne or Wickham When taking part in the programme, it is expected that you will: - Pass a medical examination - Complete all units of the - Pass a drug and alcohol test programme - Work towards obtaining - Maintain excellent a WA C Class drivers attendance licence (if applicable) - Commit to the programme To register your interest for the Work Ready Programme, application forms can be collected from: - 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 For more information contact: Yuka on 0459 815 025 Tanya on 9187 0489

Applicants must check with their local government authorities for their closing date as they vary to accommodate council meeting schedules. adcorp F85052

Pannawonica Sat 29th June 2013

Dampier Town Redevelopment

7pm - 12pm


Gala 2013

gala ball

It’s your town, come and have your say.

CASINOROYALE Featuring music from artists SpinFX Dress Formal • Photo booth • Gourmet canapés

Family Fun Day

Sun 30th June 2013

10am - 4pm

Taylor’s Carnival Amusements, Rides, Bouncy castles, Show bags, Photo Booth, Food by Urs, Simmo’s ice cream, VFRS Demonstrations and many more stalls

The Dampier Town Redevelopment and Revitalisation Strategy is all about planning for the future improvement and growth of the town. As a resident of Dampier we would like to involve you in the process, share the vision, and gather your thoughts and feedback. The strategic plan for the redevelopment and revitalisation of Dampier will identify land for new housing and the infrastructure and amenities required to create a modern, vibrant coastal community for residents and visitors. Please join us at a public open day for your chance to: • Meet the team involved with the strategic plan; • Understand the schedule and progress of the planning process; • View early concept plans, ideas and diagrams;

DAtE & tImE Wednesday 12 June Session 1 3.00pm – 6.00pm Session 2 7.00pm – 8.30pm Thursday 13 June Session 3 9.00am – 12.30pm

VENUE Dampier Pavilion Next to the palms at Hampton Oval.

• Discuss your thoughts, preferences, concerns and priorities with the project team.

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This is a State Government initiative with the Shire of Roebourne and is supported by Rio Tinto




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Care Co-ordinator Pilbara Health Network is looking for a qualified RN/EN or an Aboriginal Health Worker (Cert IV) to join the Closing the Gap team as a part time Care Co-Ordinator. The successful applicant must: • Have experience with care co-ordination and chronic disease management strategies • Have sound understanding and knowledge of general practice, primary health care and Indigenous health issues • Establish and implement an effective care coordination service within PHN • Administer the Supplementary Services funding pool appropriately under the supervision of the finance department • Hold or be eligible for a “Working with Children” check. • Have excellent oral and written communication skills. • Ability to build strong teams, including capacity to work with GP’s, nurses, allied health professionals, community members and volunteers. • Have competency in using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (eg: Word, Excel, Access etc). • Have a current Driver’s Licence.

The successful applicant to possess the following qualities; • Must have MC drivers licence, MSIC card . Local inductions an advantage . At least 2 year’s experience with road trains . Must be able to pass pre- employment medical and random D & A’s . Hard working and be able to multi tasks . Must be able to work unsupervised . Willing to work flexible hours We will provide the following; • Competitive wages • Local housing assistance • Modern fleet of Kenworth’s

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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. we are currently taking expressions of interest for the following positions: • Comms engineers • Photocopier technicians • Software engineers • Hydraulic Technicians • Carpenters • HD Mechanical Fitters with Caterpillar experience Please note you must hold a current driver’s licence and be prepared to undergo a drug & alcohol screen. To register please email your resume to or call our Karratha branch on 08 9185 9700

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Civil Road & Rail SX5 is looking for local experienced Operators/ Labourers with a ‘can do’ and flexible attitude. Ideally you will have previous civil earthworks experience operating various large mobile plant equipment: • 30T Excavator • Backhoe • Rigid / Semi Tippers • Semi Water Carts • Skid Steers • Rollers • Graders Applicants must be willing to utilise all skills on different machinery as well as participate in labouring. Applicants must be Rio inducted and hold HC, Loader and Excavator tickets.

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Facilitator (x2) Small Business Centre West Pilbara The Small Business Centre West Pilbara, located in Karratha, WA is part of a state-wide network of Centres funded and supported by the Small Business Development Corporation. The Centre provides free information and assistance to people wanting to explore a business idea or expand an existing business. The Centre also offers regular workshops and events to benefit the West Pilbara small business community. The Centre Manager is seeking two (2) experienced and motivated Facilitators to provide business assistance to new and existing clients of the Small Business Centre West Pilbara. 1. Karratha Facilitator – This opportunity is based in Karratha on a full-time basis with an attractive employment package offered to the successful candidate. 2. Onslow Facilitator – This opportunity is based in Onslow on a full-time basis with an attractive employment package and a vehicle provided. Part-time applicants will be considered. The successful candidates will have: Excellent communication and people skills; Well developed organisational, administrative and financial skills; Experience working with or in the small business sector; Commitment to regional small business development; An understanding of marketing and promotions; The ability to source training opportunities; Current C class drivers licence.

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Rachel Whiting - Manager Small Business Centre West Pilbara Telephone (08) 9144 4668 or Email: Applications close 4.30pm Friday 14th June 2013

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Karratha are softball champs Family fishing clinics for third year in a row By Ben Leahy

By Claire Moran Karratha and Tom Price fought it out in the grand final of this year’s Dampier Community Association Softball Shield having battled through six round robin games in bizzare weather conditions not witnessed in the area for quite a few years. With the Karratha Softball Association as hosts, teams from Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Dampier also competed over the two days of wet and windy conditions as they hoped to claim one of the Pilbara’s oldest sporting titles. Karratha started the tournament strongly winning their first game on day one against Paraburdoo with captain Kyla Thomas leading the way with an excellent home run. However, Tom Price were tougher opponents in the next game with their pitcher getting on top of Karratha’s batters. And although Karratha’s pitcher, Mereana Joseph, returned the favour and struck out six Tom Price batters it was not enough to prevent the home side going down by a solitary run. Karratha bounced back in game three back as they downed Dampier in an exciting match highlighted by the home run hit by Dampier player Charmaine Joseph off her own sister’s pitch! On day two, each team played each other one more time as Karratha this time reversed its one-run loss from day one to beat Tom Price. In the final two games Karratha also managed hard fought wins over Dampier and Paraburdoo with Jo Smythe and Nadia Smyth on fire in the outfield, taking out most balls that came their way. Kalisa Storey also put her

body on the line in short stop to close down the infield, but one of the most impressive efforts of the day was by Dampier’s outfielder Jamie-Lee Paterson, who played with a fractured hand. With the round robin series completed, Karratha took on Tom Price in the grand final in a game that was dominated by both teams’ pitchers and fielders. It was not until the fourth innings that the batters started swinging bigger, with Tom Price making a series of hits to the outfield. Had it not been for exceptional defensive fielding by Karratha’s Nikki Brough and Sharelle Clark, Tom Price would have posted much more than the solitary run for the innings. Karratha then stepped up to bat and responded by

taking a handy lead as Virginia Weighman hit a remarkable left field ball to get onto second base before Sharelle, Jo Smythe and Nikki all hit safe to help score a further seven runs. Karratha extended their lead a little further in a faster paced fifth innings with Nadia Smyth, Kyla, Bullie and Jo Smythe making good hits for the team to bring around three runners by the end of the dig. The final two innings saw a much tighter contest with most hits being closed down in the infield, allowing Karratha to defend their lead and eventually run out winners to claim their third consecutive DCA Shield. And despite the terrible weather, another successful DCA Shield was held thanks to the help of volunteers and sponsors Savannah Engineering, Toll Energy and Fielders Choice.

Trophy winners Overall Fairest & Best - Renea Bateman (Tom Price) Runner Up Fairest & Best - Charmaine Joseph (Dampier) Best in Grand Final - Mereana Joseph (Karratha) Most Catches - Jamie-Lee Paterson (Dampier), Renea Bateman (Tom Price) Faye (Paraburdoo) Most Home-Runs - Kyla Thomas (Karratha) and Charmaine Joseph (Dampier) Most RBI’s - Kyla Thomas (Karratha)


By Jenni Gates The family do a yearly pilgrimage to Exmouth and this year they upgraded from 4.5m tinny to a 6.8m bar-crusher. In the two weeks they were here, they fished practically every day, mainly on the west side. This year, they reported that sharks were not as prevalent as previous years. They caught lots of mackerel on Yozuri hydro magnums, with the kids getting stretched a few times on these hard-fighting fish. They then fished the 100m mark with squid baits and caught goldband, red emperor and other species. They also managed to land coral trout, spangled emperor and red throat emperor and yes, I am still talking about the juniors here. Parents Sean and

Bec were stoked with the new boat and their fishing results for the two weeks. The Exmouth game Fishing Club is holding its annual reef fishing competition called the Exmouth Classic on the weekend of June 14 to 16. This event is about targeting various reef species and assisting research as the Department of Fisheries takes samples and information from anglers. If you would like to be involved with this event get down to the clubhouse and ask manager Leith Holtzman for further information. Alternatively, if you would like to see what has been caught each day, drop down during the afternoons and you will see the fish weighed-in at the clubhouse.

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of various species both in the canals and around the entrance. The best way to maximise your chances of getting results in this area is by using small soft plastic lures or sinking stick baits and walking around covering ground through the various tides. You can soak fresh bait, and the better time for this is the incoming tide or dawn and dusk. Whatever time you fish, make sure you have good footwear and are careful in this area. This week we have 7-year-old Serena and 6-year-old James Neal with some fabulous catches from a recent fishing trip off Exmouth. The two siblings were originally from Perth and love their fishing.

Photo by Kim Burton

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Bluewater Tackle Exmouth Fishing Report Brrrr – how cold is it? Well, it seems cold to the local Exmouth crew. This is despite it being probably double the temperature of most other places south of us at present, it still seems cool, especially after the long extended summer temperatures experienced this year. The strong winds all up the coast have not helped with the fishing much either, and with gusts reaching over 25 knots at times, it has made it difficult for boating anglers. The wind doesn’t stop people chasing crabs though, and a few have been lurking up the creeks and in the mud surrounding the mangroves. Another good place for outdoor activity when it is cold and windy is the marina, and that has been ok too, with a few reports

After disappointment at last weekend’s cancellation of the Billfish Shootout competition, local fishers have another chance to pick up their rods at a series of Recfishwest family clinics. Recfishwest, the peak body for recreational fishers, will be holding community clinics in Dampier on June 8 and 9 and Port Hedland on June 15 designed to foster the joy of fishing in junior anglers and promote conservation. “Recfishwest has the view that fishing is a clean healthy environment and it gives kids the chance to spend time with family because for us fishing is about family,” said Kim Burton, who is a volunteer instructor with Recfishwest. Now into its ninth year touring the North West, the Recfishwest clinics also seek to promote sustainable fishing practices. “Recfishwest tries to get the message across that you don’t always fish to your bag limit, but rather catch enough for one or two feeds and a bit for grandma and granddad, but just don’t overdo it,” Kim said. “And in our view that gives you a good excuse to go fishing again the next day, especially when you are fishing in a fantastic environment like Dampier and Karratha and anywhere in the North West.” Kim said the clinics also teach children about bag and size limits, recognition of fish species, how to return undersized fish to the water safely and the importance of keeping marine environments clean and being sun-smart. And the messages are going down well with North West kids, who, Kim said, generally know more about fishing than their Perth counterparts. One young boy in Exmouth even knew that it was important to return a marlin to the water by towing it gently behind your boat

to allow oxygenated water to pass through its gills. Kim said children and family clinics were great places to start in promoting responsible fishing behaviour. “The kids at the clinics, hopefully they pass those messages on to other people they fish with and it creates a flow on effect to their parents and other family members,” he said. The Recfishwest community clinics will be held in Karratha’s King Bay Game Fishing Club on Saturday June 8 and the Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club on Sunday June 9 and at the Port Hedland Game Fishing Club on Saturday June 15. Call any of the fishing clubs or Kim on 0412 298 069 for more information.


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Free Weekly 8 - 9 June 2013

Pilbara gets ready to rumble By Ben Leahy Boxing fans are being urged to get in quick for tickets to the Red Dirt Rumble tournament to be held at the Wickham Picture Gardens on Saturday June 15. The night will feature two hours of amateur bouts with boxing clubs bringing fighters from Wickham, Karratha, Broome, Port Hedland and Newman. There will be also live music and a bar at the event hosted by Wickham’s Peak 1 Boxing Club. As part of the inaugural North West Championship boxing series that runs through to September, the standard of boxing should be higher than that normally seen in the region.

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to take part in tournaments, the North West series kicked off this year to allow fighters to find local competition in their weight divisions. Red Dirt Rumble in Wickham is the second event in the series after the first round was held in Newman on May 25. Hosting the tournament also caps off a big first year for Wickham’s Peak 1 Boxing Club after they started the not-forprofit sporting group in May last year in a converted store room under the town’s squash courts. Since then, they have had 300 people come through the club and now have eight fighters registered to compete in amateur tournaments. This includes fly-in, fly-out worker Tony Hawkins, who recently fought in the US and is set to compete for Wickham in June 15’s Red Dirt Rumble.

Peak 1 Boxing Club assistant coach Claire Hale also said the junior talent in Wickham and Roebourne was very exciting and that the club wants to encourage more people of all ages to come try out the sport. Open four nights a week, Peak 1 runs a ladies only night focused on a cardio boxing session on Mondays, Tuesdays are skills and boxing technique nights, Wednesdays involve sparring sessions for registered fighters only and Thursdays are for cardio and conditioning training. Both Claire and her husband Nick are accredited as level one boxing coaches. For more information on Peak 1 Boxing Club visit the group’s Facebook page or call Claire on 0416 861 086. Red Dirt Rumble tickets are on sale at the Wickham News Agents for $30 each.


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Bulls slam grand final By Tamara Binamat The Karratha Junior Basketball Association was gearing up for the pointy end of the season when Under 15s teams competed in the grand final last Thursday May 30. The Alley Oops finished on 20 points but the Bulls charged ahead at 34, winning by 14 points. Connor Austin from the Bulls was Most Valuable Player after scoring goal after goal. There were lots of very close games during the season in the boys Under 15s category and great development of all players. For the first time the KJBA

had a girls only competition and in the grand final 6, 7, 8, Pink defeated Blue 25 to 17 points. Toni from Blue took home MVP. There was a huge development of skills in the Under 11s age group this season. In the grand final Millars Well took it all the way home, defeating Baynton 24 to 3 with help from MVP Jordan Bushby. The Under 9s put on a spectacular show, ending with an exciting 4-4 draw that could not be split with extra time. Well done to the Black Allstars and Team Awesome,

especially the two MVPs Jesse Adams and Finnlay Simpson. The Under 9s age group played modified rules to ensure they learnt the game of basketball and everyone had a fair go. Deb English tirelessly coordinated this fantastic season of firsts for the Karratha Junior Basketball Association. “Thanks to the coordinators of each age group, the committee and all of the parents who helped out with coaching, umpiring and scoring,” Deb said. “Without everyone’s support we would not have had the fantastic competition that we did.”


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DAMPIER TIDE TIMES Visit for up-to-date boating weather

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4.02 1.45 4.25 0.95

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4.00 1.49 4.16 1.05

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3.94 1.56 4.03 1.19

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Free Weekly 8 - 9 June 2013



Dogged competitors follow Red Dog’s footsteps By Ben Leahy

Photo by Ben Leahy

Photo courtesy Megan Anderson

A team of Karrathabased Kiwis have braved howling winds and rain to take out the inaugural Red Dog Festival relay held across two-days of the WA Day long weekend on June 1 and 2. The five-member Wheelans Warriors team covered the 360km course from Dampier’s Red Dog statue out to Millstream National Park in 12hrs12mins to beat home the Rusty 274s and the 4smiths. Made up of Charlotte Hoetjes, Jack Martin, Mark Jory, Peter Cottle and Jonathan Sherbourne, the Wheelans Warriors were among 76 competitors and 14 teams to tackle the relay that included run, road bike, mountain bike, walk, swim, 4WD and paddle legs. And while most would expect the Pilbara’s blazing sun to be the biggest problem facing endurance athletes in the region, competitor Sally Smith from team 4smiths found herself reaching for the fleece jumper. “The conditions were unbelievably tough, I have not been so cold in Karratha, it was absolutely freezing,” Sally said. “The best thing was the actual water temperature during the swim leg, you could have stayed

in the water all day [compared to getting back out into the cold wind].” For Red Dog Festival organisers, the unseasonable weather was a nasty and unexpected hurdle as they hope to build the event into an annual festival that attracts local and interstate visitors. But it didn’t put off competitors, like Sally, who said the event could grow into a much larger attraction, especially with the return of the sun in future years. “It was fantastic – really well run considering the logistics to get everyone to Dampier and Millstream and back,” Sally said. “We had a great time.” Steve McLeod from second placed team, Rusty 274’s, also said the relay was fun as it included picturesque mountain bike and walking trails and an overnight stop at Millstream station. “The bike legs were great, the catering was fantastic – it was really good and got a lot of different people from throughout the community involved,” Steve said. With the Rusty 274’s being named after the six-member team’s collective age, Steve said the guys would be keen to compete again next year as the Rusty 280’s.

And, who knows, they might keep returning for future Red Dog Festivals until they become known as the Rusty 300-plusses, Steve said. Yet, despite the good reviews, there were still a few hitches with the relay. These included a dispute arising from some teams using a car to shield their road bike riders as they rode into the wind, and a misdirected sign on the walking leg that left seven teams temporarily lost. But for Sally and Steve, the foundations are there for a bigger, better and sunnier Red Dog Festival in 2014.

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We will be conducting a FREE family fishing clinic for the local community at Spoil Bank. All fishing gear, tackle, bait and sunscreen will be provided. Join us for a FREE sausage sizzle after the clinic. There will be lots of giveaways and you may even win a prize! th June 2013 When: Saturday 15 Where: Spoil Bank .30pm Time: 9.30am – 12

For more information or to register, contact: Kelly Insull on 0427 306 950 at Port Hedland Game Fishing Club or email your booking to: lateralaspect.RW1853


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