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1 Karratha Police continually patrol the streets day and night but we cannot be everywhere at once. There are times when local police will be assisting the community elsewhere and will not be able to attend another situation straight away. Karratha Police want to remind members of the public to take their own precautions when walking and driving around town. If you are going out to drink alcohol please drink responsibly and do not drink so much alcohol that you are unaware of your surroundings. If you are going out to have a few

drinks make sure you stay with your friends. Listed below are some points on personal safety. Being careful in public places • Be aware of your surroundings. • Whenever possible travel in a group. • Plan ahead - how are you getting home? • Never shortcut through deserted areas. Stay in well-lit streets. • Walk facing oncoming traffic. • If a passing driver stops, don't get too close.

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By Tamara Binamat An International competition that aims to promote vocational skills in young people has made its mark in the Pilbara this week. On Wednesday September 25 competitors from Karratha in the mechanical engineering industry showcased their best work during an eight-hour competition at the Pilbara Institute. The seven WorldSkills Australia entrants are all mechanical fitting apprentices who spent the competition completing a series of projects that showcased their current skills and knowledge. Judges supervised the students while they worked on the same project as competitors around the nation, all hoping to go through to the national heat. Peter Phipps, chair of the North West regional committee for WorldSkills Australia, said the challenge aims to showcase all the hand skills a mechanical fitter would use in their day-to-day work. “There’s some very fine tolerances they have to work to,� Mr Phipps said. “They’ve got to cut threads

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Special forces troops practice Pilbara counterterrorism exercises

By Ben Leahy

He said the operations also enabled experience learning from the SAS the Police and Border Protection troopers and working with equipment, Command to rehearse their terrorist such as Blackhawk helicopters, during responses. Exercise Iron Moon. “Defence involvement in As a contributor-based newspaper, we accept articles from There was also potential special counterterrorism is always a last resort, forces talent on show among the Pilbara the public. Were you there? Then send your articles & high and the primacy of the civil power resolution photos to soldiers, Colonel M said. remains the priority method to manage “Potentially there is some recruiting Fresh every weekend any incident of terrorism,” Colonel M possibilities there for us,” he said. said. He also said that, while a boat carrying asylum seekers in July was able to appear unannounced close to an oil platform, 200kms off the North West coast, he was confident Government agencies “have a very good read on the potential threats”. And should a SAS response be required, he said the unit was maintained at a “very high level of readiness”. Colonel M also praised the professionalism of SAS troopers after a decade of operations in areas such as East Timor, the Pacific, Iraq and Afghanistan. “The last 12 to 13 years have seen those operational As operator of the Karratha Gas Plant and Pluto LNG Plant, deployments generating a level of professional capability across Woodside’s priority is safe and reliable operations. Defence and indeed in special forces, which is at a very high level now,” he said. If you would like further information about WoodsideHe also said the partoperated facilities in the Shire of Roebourne, please call time Reserve soldiers from the Karratha-based Pilbara Regiment gained valuable

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Australia’s elite counterterrorist force, the Special Air Service Regiment, are in the Pilbara to rehearse their response to threats to shipping and offshore oil and gas platforms. The special forces troops are among approximately 700 Defence Force personnel involved in Exercise Iron Moon operations with Police and the Border Protection Command near Exmouth and Karratha from September 15-29. Colonel M from Special Operations Command said it is the first time the annual counterterrorism exercises had been held in the North West since 1999. “Exercise Iron Moon … is effectively testing our abilities to respond to an offshore maritime terrorism incident,” Colonel M said. “The Navy and Air Force and Border Protection Command conduct a number of other activities in this part of Australia. “But this is the largest maritimefocused counter terrorism operation in North Western Australia in my memory.” The exercises come as North West government and business leaders call for a stronger military presence in the region. The Pilbara’s resources assets account for about one-sixth of the nation’s gross domestic product, yet there are no military aircraft or navy boats stationed permanently in the region. However, Colonel M said the current special forces operations were a part of the Federal Government and Australian Defence Force’s move to refocus their attention on the Indian Ocean. “A lot of our larger exercises have been in the North of Australia or the North East of Australia,” Colonel M said. “[But] over the last 10-years or so, there has been a review or refresh of thinking about how we as • Rio Tinto and Woodside employees and Defence want to train in this Reserve soliders with the Pilbara Regiment part of Australia.”



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Boomtowns of the past to act as guiding lights at Pilbara Pulse discussions Shire of Roebourne is in robust economic health with $175bn worth of projects underway or in consideration. Yet one of the most popular talks is likely to be the keynote presentation: “Diversify for the future”. Economic historian, professor Simon Ville from the University of Wollongong, will be one of the guest speakers as he talks about lessons learnt from past mining boomtowns.

• KDCCI chief executive officer John Lally promoting the Pilbara Pulse summit in China earlier this year

By Ben Leahy The state of the mining industry and ways to diversify the local economy will be key discussion points as the annual Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit and Karratha Business Expo kicks off this week. The two-day summit from October 3-4 will include

“I’m trying to bring a historical perspective of what has happened when similar communities in Australia have faced this problem of the end of a mining boom and how you sustain the community into the future,” Ville said.

presentations by leading economists, government advisors and business figures and will be attended by Chinese and Indian consular officials.

Ville will use four case studies from the past to try to highlight why some Australian mining communities dwindled to ghost towns, while others continued to grow.

Talks will cover topics, such as creating innovative workplaces and more small businesses, while a “Regional reality check” presentation will argue that the

And while he didn’t want to reveal his four case studies before his talk on October 3, Ville said the key to the successful towns was their ability to diversify with

strong service sectors. “If you look at a lot of small communities around Australia, it is service type industries, which keep those areas going,” Ville said. “Indeed if you look at the economy of Australia as a whole, nationally something like 70-80 per cent of our employment and economic activity comes from services. “So if you can achieve that services diversification, it can make a big difference.

and service industry, Ville said a further way to boost economic diversification was to create a business environment that encouraged value-added and innovative services. He said, one way to measure the growth of innovation and value added services was to observe how much additional activity is generated each time there is government or private investment in the community.

However, Ville said the Pilbara also faced a unique challenge.

Ville’s talk will be followed by a presentation from Lisa O’Donoghue from the Northern Territory Convention Bureau.

“I think one of the differences that distinguishes the Pilbara now against some of the historical mining communities is the question of fly-in, fly-out workers,” Ville said.

O’Donoghue’s talk will touch on how she has played a role in diversifying the Northern Territory economy by helping Australian and Chinese firms form joint ventures.

“It is important to encourage the development of a more stable residential population and the infrastructure and greater sense of community that goes with it.

Simon Ville’s presentation will take place at the Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit in the Karratha Leisureplex on October 3 at 3:30pm.

“It is the building of that permanent population size which is the key.”

Call the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 9144 1999 for more information.

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EAST PILBARA SHIRE UPDATE Welcome to the heart of the Pilbara

President’s Message I hope you enjoy reading the latest news from the Shire of East Pilbara. The 2013 Local Government ordinary elections will be held on 19 October 2013 and I encourage you to have your say by lodging your postal vote by this day. Please see the candidate list for the Shire of East Pilbara below. Central Ward Dean Hatwell

Annmarie Kiernan

South Ward Jeton Ahmedi Mark Alchin Shane Carter

Anita Grace Doug Stead

East Ward Kevin Danks (Unopposed) Lower Ward Bridget (Biddy) Schill (Unopposed) North Ward Land Coppin (Unopposed) Please remember that school holidays start soon and there are plenty of activities for children in Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar. Lynne Craigie – Shire President

September 2013


Oct 1 RADIO HILL BBQ 12.30pm – 2.30pm T/TENNIS COMP 3PM

Oct 2 RECYCLE ART SESSION 12-2pm REC CENTRE 2.30-4.30pm

Oct 7 COOKING Cup Cakes 2:00pm-3:00pm MUSIC ROOM OPEN

Oct 8 RADIO HILL BBQ 12.30 – 2.30pm POOL COMP 3pm

Oct 9 ART SESSION 12-2pm REC CENTRE 2.30-4.30pm

Shire First to Develop Rural Public Health Plan The Shire of East Pilbara is developing a Public Health Plan designed to protect, improve and promote the health of the people living in East Pilbara region; the first of its kind for a rural Local Government Authority in Western


Oct 4 ART SESSION 12 - 2pm POOLS @ 3.00pm Oct 11 ART SESSION 12 - 2pm SCOOTER COMP 3 - 4pm

Public Invitation Opening of Lynas Lookout, Nullagine 9am, Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Residents of the East Pilbara are cordially invited to the official opening of the Lynas Lookout located in Nullagine.


After the ceremony, a “Meet and Greet” session will be held and a free community BBQ at Gallop Hall, Nullagine.

The Shire would like to hear from residents about what

All residents are encouraged to attend.

Council can do to promote the health of the Shire.

For catering purposes, please register you attendance by phoning Marilou Espiritu, Community Wellbeing Administration Officer on 9175 8000 or email

There are several ways to have your say:

The life and service of William James Dalton Lynas will be memorialised at the Lynas Lookout in Nullagine.


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If you seek further clarification or information on this community event, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Walsh, Manager Community Wellbeing at the Newman office on 9175 8000.


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Nearly 300 women attended an annual gala dinner in Roebourne last week to celebrate women of all cultures. The Strong Beautiful Women’s Gathering on Thursday September 19 was the largest dinner since its inception in 2007. Held at the Roebourne Community Hall, the event was hosted by Channel 10 newsreader Narelda Jacobs, with live performances from Indigenous female musicians, The Merindas, and a presentation from Gail Mabo, daughter of land rights activist Eddie Mabo. The Strong Beautiful Women’s Gathering was initiated by Violet Samson, a senior Ngarluma elder, to encourage positive networking, cultural learning and interaction between women from different Aboriginal language groups and non-Indigenous women. A highlight of the evening was the

announcement of the community awards winners. Community members from around the Shire of Roebourne nominated women who they believe best represents one of 10 categories, including Best Mum of the Year, Best Community Woman of the Year and Health Care Champion. Rio Tinto is the principal sponsor for the event and partners with Woodside, WBHO, NYFL and their JV partner NRW, Sodexo and Monodelphous along with a number of other businesses. Rio Tinto Communities manager Lisa Taylor said the company feels privileged to be a part of this event along with a number of key industry partners. “It is a real privilege to be a part of this event and celebrate the strong and enduring relationships and positive influence Roebourne women have in their community,” she said.


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Affordable housing for Onslow workers Workers struggling to cope with rising costs in Onslow will soon have more affordable housing options after the State Government unveiled 12 new two-bedroom chalets.

Public Notice Marble Bar Road Level Crossing

From 30 September 2013, rail construction works will be undertaken for approximately three weeks at the Marble Bar Road level crossing near the Jimblebar Mine Access Road intersection by Calibre Rail for BHP Billiton Iron Ore. Public access through the level crossing will be managed throughout this period using a temporary deviation near the existing crossing. Traffic will continue in both directions at all times. Speed in the area will be reduced to 40km/hr. Motorists are asked to please drive with care and obey all signage and local traffic controls. Calibre Rail and BHP Billiton Iron Ore apologise for any inconvenience caused. For Further information please contact: Tony Holland BHP Billiton Iron Ore Phone: 08 9265 4593

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Strong economic growth from resources projects has seen the median private rental in the Pilbara coastal town climb to $1,800 per week. The Government has stepped in to address the shortfall by placing 12 semifurnished two-bedroom, two-bathroom chalets at Discovery Parks Onslow. Eligible service workers will be able to rent the chalets, priced from $450 a week, from January 31 next year. Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions Housing would fund the $4.8m intervention project for Workers Program. The Minister said the project would provide support for business and other organisations in Onslow by helping to ensure that key workers could afford to live in the town.

“Affordable housing is crucial to keep communities and businesses in regional Western Australia sustainable,” he said. Grylls said the affordable housing initiative was a short-term program that went hand in hand with the State Government release of 220 housing lots in Onslow, expected to be finished at the end of 2013. The lots were being developed in a LandCorp residential estate and would have the potential to fit over 300 dwellings and house more than 700 people. Housing Minister Bill Marmion said the increase in population in Onslow was impacting the ability of local businesses to deliver services. “Retail, hospitality and community services businesses can’t afford to house their employees who earn a moderate income compared with resource sector wages,” Marmion said. “Service workers and their employers are paying rents in Onslow, which are over three times more expensive than the Perth metropolitan area and are

not affordable on the median weekly income of $1,466. “This five-year temporary, but immediate solution has been possible due to the collaboration and contributions of the private sector holiday park operator Discovery Parks.” Onslow has become a strategic hub for gas processing, storage and export with major projects including the $1.5 billion BHP Billiton Petroleum Macedon project and the $29 billion Chevron Wheatstone project which has an expected operating life of over 20 years. The resource sector activity is expected to increase the population of Onslow from 700-800 people to 2,200 people by 2016. The State Government recently conducted a survey in Onslow that found there are service workers in the town who are living in caravan parks and other informal housing arrangements. Applications are now open until close of business on Wednesday October 30, 2013.

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By Tamara Binamat

Western Shield wildlife recovery Fox baiting using dried meat baits containing naturally occurring toxin (1080) will be carried out in September and October in the Burrup Peninsular and adjoining islands. All aerial and ground baited areas are signposted and should be considered toxic to pets at all times of the year. Owners of domestic dogs or cats should not allow their pets to enter baited areas.

ATTENTION PET OWNERS: THESE BAITS WILL KILL DOMESTIC DOGS AND CATS Through baiting, the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) can continue to control the threat of foxes and bring native animals back from the brink of extinction. This wildlife recovery program is significantly helping conservation efforts for endangered native animals such as turtles, birds and marsupials. For more information on Western Shield, contact your local DPaW office or browse the information about Western Shield on DPaWs website at (under Management and protection, Programs). The department acknowledges BHP Billiton, Tiwest Joint Venture, Alcoa World Alumina Australia, Worsley Alumina, Western Areas NL and Tectonic Resources NL for their sponsorship of Western Shield.

After a weekend of large-scale events in the Pilbara, Karratha Police said too many people are still doing the wrong thing when celebrating at licensed premises. “The majority of people were well-behaved, which we appreciate, but the group that drank too much and became unruly ended up in the lock-up, so people really need to know their limits and understand when enough is enough,” Acting Senior Sergeant Matt Hartfield said. Police ran a targeted operation in Karratha over the September 20-21 weekend as they increased the police presence during the licensed events, which attracted thousands of party-goers. Operation Greegan ran from Friday evening L AND3 6 8 5 PE

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Kmart sees positive growth after multimillion-dollar Karratha refit By Ben Leahy


While some Karratha retail outlets are feeling the pinch, Kmart is expecting strong returns in the Pilbara after unveiling a multimillion-dollar store refit earlier this month. The Pilbara store was chosen as one of the first outlets to be refitted under the retailer’s plan to upgrade its department stores across the country. Kmart Karratha manager Chris Melton said this was partly because the store hadn’t had a major refit since it opened in 1986 and partly as recognition of the potential for growth in the region. “They brought us forward on that list because of the amount of investment that is going into town, and the Government’s commitment to increase the population with Royalties for Regions and the Pilbara Cities idea,” Melton said. “So we wanted to give these customers a shopping experience equivalent to the big cities.” Among changes made during the eight-week refit are cosmetic and convenience improvements, including increased lighting, new brighter paintwork and signage, wider aisles and more cash registers. However, the store also has a new design layout, reflecting changing demographics in the town. Melton said his store had noticed a trend away from fly-in, fly-out workers as more family friendly facilities, like the Karratha Leisurplex sports complex, have been built. “Departments which haven’t

traditionally been strong for us, such as Kidswear and Toys, are really picking up because there are a lot more families coming in,” he said. “The outdoor and indoor living has also become very big due to all the new houses going up around Karratha and people looking to deck them out.” But while some things change, others remain the same. Camping and fishing are still big Pilbara sellers with the Karratha and Port Hedland stores soon to become the only Kmart outlets in Australia with fridges selling fishing bait. And despite a series of busy periods throughout the year, including Christmas, back to school sales, the winter tourist season and even the tax return period, the Karratha store still relies on the resources companies. “Certainly the two major mining players in Rio and Woodside, their pay days and the number of employees they have in town, not only affects our business but all businesses in town.” Melton is also unfazed by the threat from online sales, despite Karratha retail shops, such as Collin Booksellers, recently closing their doors. “With Kmart’s buying power we are basically just as cheap as any products online, and you don’t have to pay for the freight to bring it up because we cover that,” he said. “I’d be surprised if the Karratha customer wouldn’t try us first before going online, especially over Christmas [where there can be delays in freighted items].”



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Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurfessence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world and rescue her!

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Pilbara artists show their colours in Perth exhibition The Colours of our Country exhibition opened in Perth on September 23 with more than 350 paintings and artefacts from more than 40 Pilbarabased Aboriginal artists.

“This exhibition has grown over its eight-year history to become one of the most comprehensive Pilbara Aboriginal art exhibitions in Western Australia,” Harding said.

The exhibition gives Aboriginal artists from the Pilbara the chance to gain recognition and generate income from the sale of their pieces.

“It is more than just an exhibition, as it creates real economic development opportunities for the featured artists, supports the ongoing sustainability of art groups and artists and provides an outlet for cultural expression.”

Since the launch of the Rio Tintosupported event in 2006, 1,384 artworks have been sold, generating more than $1.3m for artists, their art groups and communities. Around 84 per cent of all the Colours of our Country artworks, which have been exhibited during the last seven years of the event, have been sold. Rio Tinto chief executive Iron Ore Andrew Harding said the exhibition had an important cultural and economic impact.

This year, there are more artworks on display than ever before. The Roebourne Art Group, YinjaaBarni Art and other independent artists from Roebourne, Tom Price and Pannawonica have spent the last few months preparing for the annual exhibition. Along with the opening of the exhibition on September 23 in the foyer of Perth’s Central Park building,

the Roebourne Art Group’s Loreen and Kathy Samson also participated in an artist in residence program. The duo spent Monday and Tuesday September 23 and 24 painting in the Central Park foyer with Yinjaa-Barni Art artists Maudie Jerrold and Clifton Mack taking over as the artists in residence on September 26-27. Roebourne’s Loreen Samson and her artwork titled Ngarluma Country was also selected as the signature piece to promote the 2013 Colours of our Country exhibition. Colours of our Country runs at Central Park building in Perth from September 23 to October 4 each day from 10am - 4pm, excluding Sundays and public holidays. More information can be found at

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• Roebourne Art Group members


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What’s On these School Holiday’s

Karratha Leisureplex Cost is $21 per day with discounts for siblings. Children must be aged 6-12-years-old. Programs run from 1pm to 5pm every weekday. Bookings essential. For enrolment please contact:
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 leisureplex@roebourne. www. au. Free community bus service for children in Point Samson, Wickham and Roebourne on Sept 30, Oct 4, Oct 8 and Oct 11. Monday: Basketball Bonanza: Come and join all the fun basketball games, drills, and competitions! Tuesday: Pool-APalooza: Enjoy a wet and wild day in the pool on
the aquaruns and the splash pad! Play a game of beach soccer and relax by the pool with a sausage sizzle and icy pole. Wednesday: Sports On Courts: Try some games on our brand new courts. Get into some hockey, tennis, big ball soccer, t-ball and more! Thursday: Fun and Fit Food Day: Join some of our group fitness team by getting stuck into some boxing fun and fitness circuits! Boogie your afternoon away with Zumba and learn about eating healthy too. Friday: Halloween party: Dance the day away at our Halloween theme hop disco dance party,

on the bouncy castle, and enjoy some spooky games and giveaways. Bring a plate of nut-free healthy food to share.

Karratha Youth Shed For those aged 12 years and older. All activities are free. Contact the Youth Shed on 9186 8687. Monday: Sports fanatics: 9:30am – 12:30pm: Rip it up at The Youth Shed with a morning of sports including soccer hockey, inflatable squash and more! 2pm – 5pm: Game on! Join us for 5-on-5 sports at the Leisureplex. A shuttle bus will run between The Youth Shed and Leisureplex. Tuesday: Bring It On: 9:30am – 11:30am: Join us for a never-ending pool, table tennis and air hockey competition. See if you can claim the top score! 1:30pm – 4:30pm: Join us in the fun and games of dodgeball, knock the block, crab soccer and much more! Wednesday: AFL day: 9:30am – 12:30pm: Have fun learning new skills and kicking around a footy at the Leisureplex for an AFL clinic with V-Swans. 1:30pm – 4:30pm: Karaoke time! Join us for a great afternoon of singing. Thursday: Designer style: 9:30am – 12:30pm: Bring along a light-coloured T-Shirt and get out your own creative style to design your own personally designed printed T-Shirt. 1:30pm – 4:30pm: Bring along as many old T-Shirts as you can and make a cool new hula hoop rug.

Friday: day



9:30am – 1:30pm: Are you ready for fun? Join us for an awesome pool party at the Leisureplex. A shuttle bus will run between The Youth Shed and Leisureplex. 2:30pm – 5pm: Come along and enjoy chilling out while watching a movie and digging into some popcorn.

Karratha Inclusive WA school holiday program Come and join in! This program is all about making sport and recreation fun with a variety of activities, games and challenges. To register please contact Rebecca Fitzgerald on 9144 2429. All activities are free with food and drink provided! Monday: Tee-ball 11am. Bulgarra Oval


Tuesday: Basketball 4– 6pm Wickham Sports Complex Wednesday: Lawn Bowls 9 – 11am. Karratha Bowls Club Thursday: Beatz Dance Crew 5:30 – 7:30pm. Lotteries House

Exmouth For more information please call the Shire of Exmouth on 9949 3000 Monday: Aqua run at the pool: 3:30pm – 5:30pm Tuesday: Have a go at stand up paddle boarding: 3:30 and 4:45 Wednesday: Sand castle building at Bundegai Beach: 11am - 12:30pm Aqua run at town pool: 3:30 – 5:30pm

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Wickham Youth Group Free activities for all at the Community Hall. For information call Kirsty on 0497 686 044 or email Artist, illustrator and cartoonist Ian Coate is coming to WYG Monday to Friday! Ages 6 – 10 years at 9am – 12pm. Ages 11 – 17 years at 1 – 4pm

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National anthems. Compete against other countries in our very own Olympic Games. A very special visitor will be coming to present the medals! Tuesday: ‘Despicable Me 2’ movie. 1pm $12-$18

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Wednesday: ‘Planes’ movie. 1pm $12-$18

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Pre-cyclone clean up 2013 Residential areas only

Collections will occur within approximately two weeks of the below dates. This clean up will not include industrial areas, transient workforce accommodation or caravan parks. Materials must be on the verge prior to collection; anything placed on verge after the collection will not be removed. Last date for placement of rubbish on road verge:

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Baynton and Nickol Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson

20 October 25 October

Be aware that clean-up crews will be working on local roads during this time. Please be patient and prepare to stop / slow down when approaching a work area.

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Improving health and education

• Tree loppings are to be stacked separately from other rubbish.

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• Metal items to be separated from other rubbish and tree loppings.

“I've grown up in the Shire of Roebourne have chosen to raise my young family here. I have been a Councillor with the Shire of Roebourne for four years, during the construction of amazing new facilities like the Leisureplex, Pam Buchanan, Frank Butler and Youth Shed. I've worked hard to best represent my community by gaining qualifications in public policy and management, and having been on many Boards and committees. I currently Chair the Shire's Audit and Risk Committee and the Tambrey Primary School Board.”

For an informed and independent representative of our community

• Items must be cut or dismantled into pieces not exceeding 2.5m in length.

The below items will not be removed by the Shire of Roebourne: Dirt/rubble Batteries Oils/fuel

Concrete Bricks Gas bottles Flares Air conditioners Glass

Pesticides Car bodies Chemicals

Paints Liquids Tyres Fridges Freezers Food Fire extinguishers Building materials

For information contact the Shire of Roebourne on 9186 8555. Note: This is a pre-cyclone season yard clean up for residential areas, not a general household clean up.

Authorised by Evette Smeathers, 2 Leonard Way, Nickol.


• Keep all rubbish clear of fences, water meters, power poles, vehicles and trailers, letter boxes, Telstra pits, driveways and gardens.

• Items placed out that do not meet these criteria will not be removed. • Littering fines may be imposed for material placed out that creates a litter problem such as loose paper, plastic bags, cardboard food containers, clothing etc. • Other items that may be temporarily stored on the verge that do not require removal are to be clearly identifiable and separated from items requiring removal.




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Scouts in need of adult group leaders

By Stephen Clarke

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Having held its two-night group camp earlier in the year and with its youngest Cub Scouts heading to Perth for the Enduro jamboree this October, the 3rd Karratha Scout club has had a busy few months. Yet it is also facing the most serious leadership crisis in its history as the group seeks new adult leaders. Leaders are essential for the Scout movement, and, without them, the exciting programs that run in and around Karratha might not be able to continue. Currently there is a long waiting list of Karratha kids wanting to become Scouts and Cub Scouts but not enough leaders after many faithful club volunteers recently left town. The group is facing the likely scenario of reducing numbers within the existing Scout section and leaving more new members wanting to become Scouts on waiting lists.


Programs will also most likely be changed to run once a month instead of weekly as they are now. This will only make it harder for kids to learn the Scouting way and boost self-esteem. Yet despite the leadership vacancies, Karratha’s Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers still managed to join forces for two nights and two days of camping, Scout tradition and old-fashioned fun. All sections worked together as a team to make sure the camp worked smoothly and all also learnt respect for each other while learning camping skills the traditional way. The older Scouts joined in to help teach raft building, while some Scouts enjoyed learning to canoe for the first time. A traditional campfire where stories were told, songs sung and skits enjoyed by young and old was also held at night. The Dingo Cub pack, meanwhile, treated the camp as

training for Enduro, a huge Cub camp held at the Scout’s Perth headquarters in Manjedal during the October school holidays. Scouts in the North West have limited opportunities to interact regularly with other groups and sections. So it is fortunate there are enough numbers to stage events like this camp, which, given it was so successful, will be held again next year. To help out with next year’s camp and future events, the club is calling to parents of Scouts or interested adults to come forward and train as leaders. Leaders’ training is free with all the resources and course material provided by WA Scouts. WA Scouts is a registered training organisation so you can gain nationally recognised skills such as Cert III in Leadership or Front Line Management. Please register any interest in Scout Leadership to 3rd. or visit 3rd Karratha scouts on the web to see some of the things the club does.



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Aussie blues legend Phil Emmanuel will be rocking out in Dampier and Coral bay this weekend alongside singer and guitarist Poppy Standen. One of Australia’s best electric guitarists, Phil has shared the stage with many of the world’s favourite guitar players and blues acts, including Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and John Jorgenson. During his 50 years in the Australian music industry, the music legend said performing at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and the Dire Straits End of the World tour were highlights, but he is also excited about touring through our nation’s North West. “I love the scenery up there,” he said.


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“It’s so incredible and different.”

And the landscape should serve him well on his downtime as he is a keen snake breeder. “The Pilbara has some of the most incredible reptiles anywhere in Australia,” Emmanuel said. And the region still inspires his songwriting after he penned a song about Kakadu titled Kakadu Sunrise. This weekend, Emmanuel and Standen will play a mix of originals and covers from artists such as JJ Cale and Eric Clapton. “We play some great ‘rocky blues’ originals,” Emmanuel said. “We just jam a lot of things and it works amazing.”

Fundraiser ball to top social calendar By Tamara Binamat A five-star ball in honour of the Royal Flying Doctor Service will attract our region’s social set when the Tambrey Function Centre comes alive for Crawford Realty’s Black and White Ball. The charity event, to be held October 26, has already surpassed funds raised last year. “It’s always a great event and we had a great reaction last year so we decided to run it again this year,” said Crawford Realty General Manager Amanda Dunn. Last year Crawford Realty aimed to raise $20,000 and this year aimed for more than double

that amount with a goal of $50,000. The company has already surpassed that figure through early donations. On the night, guests will enjoy a three-course meal and live band, hosted by former Fremantle Dockers captain Peter Bell. Daren Reid and the Soul City Groove will provide the entertainment for the evening with their pop rock cover sounds are sure to fill the dancefloor. An auction will be run during the fundraiser with raffles and donations raising more funds for RFDS. “It will be a great night of fun

and entertainment,” Ms Dunn said. “It’s a night to mingle and socialise in the name of charity.” Ms Dunn said Crawford Realty chose to fundraise for the RFDS as they believe the charity is essential to the North West community. “Everybody in the community love the RFDS but don’t ever want to have to use it,” she said. “It’s such an important part of our culture and community that there’s really no other choice [but to support them].” Crawford Realty Black and White Ball.October 26, 6:30 - midnight. Tambrey Function Centre, Karratha. Cost: $ 195

The Wickham Annual Community Fun Day Saturday 19th October 2013 Celebrity Cricket Match

FREE Wickham Oval, 11am till 3pm EVENT Come down and cheer on your favourite cricket players from days gone by.

• Ryan Crawford, RFDS Representative Paul Le Large, Kelly Luskan and Noel and Diane Wright at last year’s fundraiser

Food & Drinks Stalls | Citizen Award Presentations

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Wickham Picture Gardens, Gates Open at 6pm Line up includes: Jon Stevens & Band End of Fashion Renegade Plus a local Pilbara band



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This is a licensed event and you must be 18 years of age to attend. ID will be required. Tickets on sale 23rd September at or the Roebourne Visitor Centre. Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the event. These events are proudly supported by:

• Crawford Realty’s RFDS fundraiser featured a masquerade theme in 2012


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Nearly 1,000 punters poured into the Tambrey Tavern last Saturday September 21 to Ride the Night Away with Jimmy Barnes and his live band. Barnsey was supported by his daughter Mahalia Barnes and her band The Soulmates, who impressed the early crowd with Good Times and soul favourites. Party-goers were up to Make It Last All Night and some said the concert was Simply the Best.

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Legendary Aussie guitarist Phil Emmanual joins slide guitarist Pop Standen and comedian “Boofhead” for a night of live entertainment in Dampier. 8:30pm Dampier Mermaid Hotel Bad language warning

Chase the Ace Dampier Mermaid Hotel 6 - 9pm Cash and prizes

Harley Breen Harley Breen is on his way for a solo show at the Matt Dann. ‘I Heart Bunnings’ is all about man’s love affair with the ultimate man shed, Bunnings Warehouse. Matt Dann Cultural Centre, South Hedland. Doors open 7pm Show time 8pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker From 8pm. Karratha Rec Club Buy in minimum $100, maximum $500

By Tamara Binamat

Seven local men kicked off their steel caps and downed their tools in exchange for dance costumes and choreography for Men of the Red Earth, a men-only dance production. The performance was a feature of September’s Red Earth Arts Festival and


showcased local men new to dancing. The dance showed the men re-enacting life for a mine worker, beginning with a wakeup scene, then moving onto a bus trip to work scene and even a scene where a lonely man bathes in a pile of money. A highlight of the act was a solo Latin dance to a Ricky Martin track.

Sunday Session Karratha Rec Club Free pool tables and juke box. Open from 11am Sunday All you can Eat BBQ Dampier Mermaid Hotel 6 - 8pm. $20 per person MONDAY 30 Mexican Monday Karratha Tavern Burrito and Corona for $15 Bingo Karratha RSL Hall, Gawthorne Drive 6:30 - 11pm Eyes down 7:45pm

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Sunday Funday Karratha Tavern 2 – 6pm


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Dampier Beachside Markets Hampton Oval, Dampier Enjoy market stalls and local entertainment and activities 8:30am - 11:30am Free Roll Poker Ibis Styles Saloon Bar, Karratha APL comes to Karratha Early bird bonus and rewards Early Bird registration 2pm - 3pm First hand 3:30pm Beginners welcome! Sunday Funday Karratha Rec Club Free pool tables and juke box Open from 11am


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Nutrition by April Butt 0406 490 614

This week’s health condition in focus is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It seems more and more common that people’s uncomfortable digestive symptoms are being labelled “IBS” and then left at that. Pain, bloating, discomfort and alternating bouts of diarrhoea and constipation, with some visiting the toilet up to 20 times a day, is quite distressing. And even more distressing is when they are told there is nothing that can be done about it. Official statistics state that 15 per cent of Australians suffer from IBS, it is twice as common in women than men and 50 per cent of sufferers are under the age of 35. I assume these numbers are actually a lot higher, but due to

the fact that toilet habits are not a top conversational priority, statistics don’t fully mirror what is happening in society. It has been proven that IBS is not due to a blood or biochemical disorder, so it seems obvious it is related to diet, lifestyle, environment and emotions. Healthy bowel motions occur 1 – 3 times per day, and consist of an easy to pass, formed stool. If you are outside of those guidelines, your digestive system needs a little loving, and these tips may be helpful: Address emotions Stress, worry, anxiety and anger greatly interfere with gut health. These emotions trigger the ‘fight-or-flight’ response and digestion shuts down as the

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nervous system stops blood flow to the area, alters contractions of the digestive muscles and decreases secretions needed for digestion. Stress also causes the oesophagus to go into spasms and increases the acid in your stomach. Always stop for deep breaths before starting a meal,

avoid eating when overlyemotional and use relaxation techniques until you have calmed. Maintain happy gut flora Flourishing microflora or ‘good’ gut bacteria is essential to the health of the digestive system; among other things it provides nourishment to the lining of the tract and assists in the breakdown of food. In recent studies, patients with IBS were shown to have markedly different microflora to that of healthy patients. Certain probiotic strains can restore the flora as can regular fermented foods such as kefir, sauerkraut and kim chi. Magnesium please This superstar mineral assists nerve transmission, alleviates cramps and supports mental stress

- a major causative factor. Seek advice for the most absorbable form for your condition. Helpful herbs Peppermint and ginger are the most supportive herbs for the digestive system. Peppermint reduces pain and ginger is antispasmodic, which also reduces discomfort. Enjoy in the form of a hot tea and added to your meals. Remove common irritants Certain foods are hard to digest, thus irritating the lining of the digestive tract and encouraging IBS symptoms. The hard part is figuring out which substance is the trigger for you. The worst offenders are wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, caffeine and sugar. A nutritionist is able to construct an elimination diet to cleanse your system while healing the gut, and in time certain foods can be reintroduced.

Tutorial service to open online for Pilbara students By Ben Leahy Kip McGrath Education Centres are hoping to next year open their first service in remote Australia as they launch online tutorials for Pilbara students. The company specialises in helping children from pre-school through to Year 12 – especially those who have fallen behind in school – improve their English and Maths. And Louise Lonergan from Kip McGrath believes a demand exists for their tutorials in the Pilbara. She said that, having previously worked as a teacher in Kununurra in the Kimberley, she understood the challenges facing remote students. “I understand there are some gaps that exist in education in [remote] Western Australia,” Lonergan said. “Unfortunately a lot of Government funding has been withdrawn from schools for things, like teacher’s aid or remedial work, and I think Kip McGrath is an organisation that can help fill those gaps.” Lonergan said Kip McGrath, which was founded in New South Wales in 1980, works by providing free assessments of children to determine how far behind they are according to their age or grade at school. She said the company has more than 550 centres around the world to benchmark a child’s assessment performance against, and can then share the results with parents on the spot. If parents wish to go ahead with tutorials, a program is written up, based, in the Pilbara’s case, on Western Australia’s curriculum. Children then meet with a tutor each week in groups of up to five – for Pilbara students, this meeting will take place via a video linkup over the Internet. “They book in for a session that goes for one hour and 20 minutes and they have a specialist teacher for that

• Louise Lonergan during her two-year teaching stint in the Kimberley session,” Lonergan said. “So all of our teachers are fully qualified, and every week they have the same teacher so that their progression is monitored quite closely. “Throughout the program, we can provide a lot of data due to the way [our] software is written to show what areas the child is progressing in and what areas still need to be addressed.” Louise said Kip McGrath also offered extension learning programs, such as for students in Years 11 and 12. Louise will visit Karratha in November to conduct free assessments for Pilbara parents and their children.

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She then hopes to launch online tutorials for students from the region at the beginning of the school year in 2014. If you are interested in more information, you can phone Louise on 0428 655 366.

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A comprehensive road safety exhibition in Karratha on Thursday September 26 is helping young people in the Pilbara to become safer drivers. Last year 89 people in the region were either killed or seriously injured in car crashes. The majority were single vehicle accidents, indicating fatigue or inattention was a factor. A quarter of people were not wearing seatbelts and 24 per cent of those injured were under 25-years-old. Expo organiser Lynelle Fozard, Pilbara Regional Consultant at School Drug Education and Road Aware said education plays a major role in shaping the attitudes and behaviours of drivers. “We want to make sure everyone who gets a licence understands this and their responsibilities,” she said. The expo, initiated by SDERA, brings together local transport, education, and community organisations to help high school students in the Pilbara, stay safe on the road. The comprehensive event includes information about getting a licence and the rules, regulations and information they need to know before they get behind the wheel. SDERA’s Keys for Life program, which helps pre-drivers get their L plates, is focussed on safety, attitude and responsibility. The program has been adopted at both Karratha Senior High School and St Luke’s College in Karratha with more than 200 young people securing their L plates by using the program. Clients from Pilbara Regional Youth Justice Services and the Department of Education’s Participation Program will also attend and are in the process of implementing the Keys4Life Online program. The expo hopes to create safer drivers and help improve the future pathways and educational prospects for young locals.


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room available to rent in 3x1 with pool. Rent $370/ week includes most expenses. Available for singles only. Ph 0411 631 808 FURNISHED rooms x2 to rent in Renovated Nickol house, with inground pool, massive outdoor area with pool table and day beds, easy going house mates and lots of parking. Not a party house, $380 for singles and $480 for couples, no bills, includes WIFI. Ph 0408 932 322. KTA HOUSE in Nickol 5x2 - room to rent, share with two ladies. All bills included. $350 per week. Females apply. Ph 0404 698 055. KARRATHA – Large fully furnished room and walking distance to shops available now. Seeking clean and tidy and working full time female. $350 per week this includes gas, water, electricity and a cleaner once a week. Not a party house. Available NOW. Ph 0413 234 369 FURNISHED

the House - sitter you can Trust! Experienced housesitters for KTA area since 2010. Reliable working couple available for any length of time. Enjoy caring for pets, pools, & plants. Police clearanced & have looked after 30+ homes. Email DMHSS@ EXPERIENCED house sitter couple has free dates from 24th Nov til mid. Dec.’13. We are happy caring for your pets, plants, pool etc. Looked after 15+ homes in the KTA area in the last 20 month. E-Mail: pilbarahousesitters. or Ph. 0449 898 146 or 0406 272 870 HOUSE sitter available to care for your pets, plants and house 6th -13th October in Karratha Mature and reliable Phone Jo 0427 030 699 CHOOSE

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space in LIA Karratha or in town Karratha for our company trucks and trailers. 4 trucks and around 2-3 trailer with 6-7 Pallets of material. We need the space asap. Please contact 0424 181 389 or email : lokendra@ au, Primex Building. Karratha LOVELY couple looking to house sit/pet sit in Karratha - Dampier area. Available from 26 Oct - 7 Nov, and 17 Nov - Dec. We are flexible so please have no hesitation in contacting Shenee on 0405 935 564 to see if we can arrange something for you. We look forward to hearing from you! ~~BABIES ~~BOATING boating BARGAIN boat - hurry!

$10 000. Haines 4.40m with trailer. New carpet & cushions. CD player & sounder, steering & safety gear, Rego til’ May 2014. In great condition, must sell only because owner got a bigger boat. Ph 0433 630 591 CABIN Cruiser 32 ft, Inboard Diesel shaft drive Fibreglass, hull anchor winch, Furno Radar, Navman sounder, plotter, radio, shower, toilet, D/ bed, lounge, single bed, A/C, Waco 110 fridge / freezer, 2 burner gas stove, Wind generator and solar panel. $15 000 Dampier PH 0408 231 626 HAINES Hunter 4.40m, easy to handle, with trailer, safety gear, CD player, new controls & sounder, steering, upholstered in new marine carpet, attachable shade, boat cover. Rego for both trailer&boat til’ May 2014. Details on 0433 630 591. $8,500 business opportunity


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boating MUSTANG 2202 (6.57ms) walkaround with 200HP (149Kw) 2 stroke oil injected outboard. Full cork deck, kill tank, live bait well, full Bimini with new clears. Boat on drive off/on trailer with electric sensor brakes. Vessel in Dampier until mid October. $55,000. Ph Steve 0439 515 332. QUINTREX 435 broadwater millieum hull 50 hp mercury power trim, tiller steer, echo sounder, GPS, radios, saftey gear, new battery, binimi shade nav lights/night lights carpet floor, great allround ally good cond $8500 ono ph 0407 771 054 QUINTREX Freedom Sport Bowrider 5.3m on trailer both registered till Feb 2014. Heap of extras. Ring 0428 931 872 or e-mail me on $20,000 the lot. QUINTREX Ocean spririt 610. 135 Honda 50 hours 2008 garaged Exmouth. radio, fish finder, bimini, twin bunks, transom door electric winch, bait board and live tank. Dec’d estate - keen to sell over school hols!! Ph 0409 787 951 camping && ~~CAMPING OUTDOORSoutdoors CAMPER trailer with kitchen, large annex, fridge and generator. Folds out to double bed. All canvas in good condition. $5250.00 onco. Phone 91855101 or 0487 672 148 CUB Kamparoo Brumby. HardFloor Off Road Camper Trailer. New May 2013. 40L Engel on fridge slide. Stainless steel kitchen and pantry drawer, all utensils, bedding, camping gear, all new. Full set of mesh and canvas sides. Located Tom Price, in Coral Bay 27/9-2/10 . $27500 Ph 0407199416 PIONEER Argyle SE 4x4 custom built off road camper. Optional 3.4 S Mako craft tinny with 15 hp Honda motor & fold up trailer. $40000 both or $35000 camper only. Ph 0430 096 748. Located in Hedland. Many extras, exc cond. JAYCO Sterling 23ft 2006 $42,000 Ph 0498 035 242 In Kta, avail now viewings. Door front L, Front u shaped dinette (inter-changeable spare D bed), kitchen ample storage, gas stove, 3 way fridge, microwave, sliding doors separate double bed wardrobe, rear ensuite , awning.

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


2011- 23ft Simplicity suspension, queen bed, large tropical fridge, full rear ensuite, sep large shower, front load wash mach, full oven,microwave, leather seats, lots of storage. Good condition. Going back East soon. Priced to sell first to see will buy at $65,000 Ph 0400 692 675 clothing alterations

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well , 350 p/w plus power call 0497 172 462 FULLY FURN 1 BED UNIT, Baynton, Foxtel, Swim pool, parking, very private. No contracts, no pets 2 wks bond $690wk 0404 240 297 KARRATHA – Master Room, large furnished room with loads of cupboard and storage space. Quiet house seeking clean & tidy & working fulltime female. $370 pw inc gas, water, electricity & a cleaner once a week. Not a party house Ph 0413 234 369

for rent STUDIO apartment. fully furn. new, Foxtel, parking, swim pool. $550 wk all bills included. Ph 0404 240 297 ~~FOR SALE for sale

Beer fridge Good working condition. $110.00 ono. Located in Karratha. Please call Wayne on 0401 398 386 1999 5.6m Shark Cat and Galvanized drive on trailer, Great Condition twin 90hp mercury 2strokes 500hrs too many extras to list great boat have gone bigger so need to sell Can send photos 25k firm Exmouth 0408 368 258 9 station Rain Dial controller and solenoids $120 Dpr 91831124. BIRD aviary 1.5mW x 1.5mD x 2.0mH made from 25mm x 50mm steel tubing. Can deliver to local area. $500 ONO call Harry DPR 9183 0050. BRICKS for sale, 4 pallets, general household bricks. $500 ono. Ph 0417 454 831 COFFEE Table $40, 30 dvds $80 for the lot, popcorn maker $10, electric hand mixer $5. Ph 0419 341 758 KTA DOUBLE Bed mattress. $50 ono Call 0409 156 557 120LT


Unit, Dome EURO 2200i, black, tempered glass top, 2200 mm long, never set up- still flat packed in original boxes, $600 Karratha, Ph. 0429 237 287 GARDEN Lights. Low voltage garden lights. 10 tiered and 2 flood lights per box x 2 boxes. Brand new in box never used. Surplus to our requirements. $25 per box or $40 for both boxes. Call 0438 924 842 HOME Gym, Body Solid G9S, commercial quality, 2 weight stacks, incl. leg/calf press plus optional vertical leg raise/ dip station, excellent condition- never set up outside, hardly used, cost $5000, selling for $3000, Karratha, Ph. 0429 237 287 HOME Gym, Body Solid G9S, commercial quality, 2 weight stacks, incl. leg/calf press plus optional vertical leg raise/ dip station, excellent condition- never set up outside, hardly used, cost $5000, selling for $3000, Karratha, Ph. 0429 237 287

for sale HONDA CBR 250cc for sale. Black colour 2012 model refitted with Yoshimura after market exhaust. Fully serviced at Honda Karratha. Bike has done 8500 km. Great learners bike. Selling for $5500. Phone 0466113105 KTA I am selling 6 taxi plates 6 vehicles, equipped with radios, meters, Price $300,000 mob Ph 0488 326 397 LOUNGE Suite 2 seater recliner with deep centre console with polished timber lid plus 2 separate lounge chairs. Maroon velour. Plush, comfortable. $500 ono Karratha ph 0418 858 881 METAL Lathe, single phase, 950 mm between centres. Comes with 3 jaw,4 jaw and steadies. In good condition. $2250.00 onco Phone 9185 5101 or 0487 672 148 MOBILE bird cage 700 mmW x 600 mm D x 800 mm H attached to 800mm H legs on casters. Made from 15mm square steel tubing, can deliver to local area. $170 ONO call Harry DPR 9183 0050. 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.

for sale PANASONIC 31” LCD TV + 500GB Telefunken PVR with twin digital tuner $450 the lot, Dpr 91831124 PINE students desk with bookshelf/hutch. Two sets of drawers either side. Solid construction. Good Condition $150. Call 0438 924 842 QUEENSIZE Slumber King Slumberpaedic mattress. Clean, no marks or stains. No dips or lumps. Not very old. $200.00. Call 0438 924 842 SAND anchor as new $25 Dpr 91831124 SATELLITE Dish, plus box, Satellite finder and accessories. Comes in Zipup bag, never been used. Brought $700 sell $450.00 Ph 0477 063 480 KTA T-ZONE Vibration Exercise machine $350.00 ONO Ktha Ph 0407 772 650 TRADESMAN’S trailer, unregistered, good condition, custom modified interior. Karratha area, $2,000 Ono. Ph 0404 698 055 garage ~~GARAGE SALEsale BIG GARAGE SALE 5th October, 7am-11am early birds welcome will be out at 6am, house hold items, fishing and exercise equipment, some tools and more 20B Fraser st Roebourne. Call Collette on 0408 291 689 for any other info. Lodge Online for


Government of Western Australia Pilbara Development Commission

Pilbara Development Commission Panel Contract Tender The Pilbara Development Commission is seeking specialty consultants to advise in the areas of infrastructure provision, land supply, commercial viability, market demand, economic benefit and innovation to support regional development in the Pilbara. A contract to participate in the panel will be established for an initial two (2) year period, with two (2) one (1) year extension options. The Department of Finance (Government Procurement) will be involved in facilitating the Request process. The Commission will play a significant role in establishing the resultant Panel contract. As the Commission is seeking local specialist knowledge Pilbara businesses are encouraged to submit an Offer in response to this Request An Information Session will be held in Perth on 7 October with video conferencing linkage available from the Pilbara. The Request for Tender document outlining requirements can be downloaded from by using the tender reference number PDC201302363. adcorp F87896

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5th of October at 11 Nelson Crt, Pegs Creek, Karratha. 8am till 12, no early birds. Moving so various houshold and shed items have to go. 0408177456 for more info. GARARGE Sale. Sat 5th Oct. 7am. 397 Turner Way Bulgarra. Corner Lounge. Coffee Table. Small household items.

public notices LINK is a not for profit organisation, offers support to families residing in the Shire of Roebourne. Recent events NGALA & 123 Magic workshops & Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Here is your opportunity to volunteer as committee member at the AGM 17/9/13, help LINK deliver valuable community services 91442150.


Anonymous: Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you are not hungry? Does dieting affect your life? There is a solution. OA meets twice a week in Karratha at the Salvation Army Corps Hall, 2 Bond Place Pegs Creek. Sunday 5pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Newcomers are warmly welcomed!

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DAMPIER prime residential house on big block with 35m frontage 4 sale.2mins walk to school,library and supermarket,rent income $70k p.a.three bedrooms with builtin robe and new split A/C and a shed.There is plenty room for a pool,granny flat,a truck, a boat or a yacht. $789k o.n.o. ph 0421 645 349 Lodge Online for



When: 29 October 2013 Where: Welcome Lotteries House 7 Morse Court , KARRATHA Time: 3.30pm - 6.00pm Light refreshments will be provided Please RSVP for catering before 21 October 2013 Members of the community who have an interest in services for people with a disability are encouraged to attend. For further information please call: Kristy Sinclair on 9183 8878

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real estate DONGRA Port Denison 4 x 2 D/Brick & tile house, roof insulated 756 sqm block. 30 x 12 patio. side access to 30 x 20 shed. A/C and fans. $445,000.00 or ono. For viewing phone (08) 9927 2263 or Hardcourt on (08) 9927 1322 HOUSE For Sale - 4x2 with theartre, large backyard in Tambrey Estate, Karratha. Plenty of room for boat/s. Located in quiet street and great location, 5 years old. $760K ONO. Phone 0427 349 205 public notices



JURIEN Bay. Fantastic block close to beach and town. Beautifully landscaped street with quality housing. Close to Geraldton; 2. 1/4 hrs from Perth. Priced to sell. 0401 812 060 NORTHERN HOUSE. 3 bed, double brick. Excellent tiles/carpets. Easy backyard, fenced with new colorbond. 2nd drive to large liveable shed at back of block. Sep toilet/shower. Plenty of parking for boat. Exc tenant at $350 pw. FIFO live-in at back option. $318,000 ONO. Phone: 95815485 or 0404832218.



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Special`On `OnCountry’ Country’ General General Meeting Special Meeting2013 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that: Kyla Thomas President of KSA Po Box 281 Karratha WA 6714

All YMAC members fromthe theYamatji Yamatji and and Pilbara Pilbara region and encouraged All YMAC members from regionare areinvited invited and encouraged to attend. to attend.

Date:Saturday, Saturday,19 19October October 2013 Date: 2013

Being duly authorised by the above named association intends to apply to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection on or after: 1st November 2013

Time:arrive arrive9.00am 9.00am to to start start 9.30am Time: 9.30amsharp sharp Location:Exmouth Exmouth Shire Shire Hall, Location: Hall, 22 22 Maidstone MaidstoneCres, Cres, Exmouth (next to the shire office and library) Exmouth (next to the shire office and library) meeting will chairedby byCo-Chair Co-Chair Victor Victor Mourambine. with thethe full full TheThe meeting will bebechaired Mourambine.Notices Notices with agenda, explanatorymemorandum memorandum and and proxy proxy forms to to all all YMAC agenda, explanatory formshave havebeen beensent sent YMAC members. If you area amember memberbut but have have not notice please members. If you are not received receivedyour yourmeeting meeting notice please contact us in Perth, Geraldton, South Hedland, Karratha or Tom Price. contact us in Perth, Geraldton, South Hedland, Karratha or Tom Price.

for incorporation of: Karratha Softball Association Inc The association is formed for the purpose of: Promoting, Fostering and Encouraging, Controlling, Managing and Co-ordinating all aspects of softball in the town of Karratha

If you can’t attend, youmay maynominate nominate aa proxy proxy to onon your behalf by by If you can’t attend, you toattend attendand andvote vote your behalf completing a proxy form.AAproxy proxyform form is is included included with notice. completing a proxy form. withyour yourmeeting meeting notice.


Lunch catered anda acampsite campsitepaid paid for for all toto stay in Exmouth. Lunch willwill bebe catered and allmembers memberswishing wishing stay in Exmouth. Please note that YMACisisnot notfunded funded to to pay pay travel the attendance of of Please note that YMAC travelallowance allowanceforfor the attendance members at this meeting. Please contact Tom Povey on (08) 9268 7000 to confirm members at this meeting. Please contact Tom Povey on (08) 9268 7000 to confirm your attendance for catering and camping purposes only. your attendance for catering and camping purposes only.

Print full name in block letters: KYLA THOMAS

If you have any questionsplease pleasedo donot not hesitate hesitate to Hawkins, Secretary, If you have any questions tocontact contactSimon Simon Hawkins, Secretary, in our Perth office (08)9268 92687000. 7000. in our Perth office onon(08)


The Karratha Business Enterprise Centre (Inc) T/A Small Business Centre West Pilbara announces its

2013 Annual General Meeting Monday 28th October 2012 At KDCCI Meeting room Karratha Leisureplex Commencing at 12 noon with a light lunch provided Contact SBCWP Manager Rachel Whiting for further information. Nominations close Monday 21st October 2013. All those interested in attending the AGM are welcome.


Join the West Pilbara Turtle Program & contribute to local turtle conservation!

The WPTP is seeking interested people to join our team of volunteers for this year’s turtle season, our aim is to monitor numbers of nesting marine turtles, determine nesting success & record evidence of impacts on local beaches

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF OCTOBER 2013 MEETINGS Special Council Meeting A Special Council Meeting is to be convened on Monday 21 October 2013 at the Shire of Roebourne Council Chambers in Welcome Road Karratha at 6.30pm. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the following business: 1. Undertake the official swearing in ceremony of newly elected Council members; 2.Elect the Shire President; and 3.Elect the Deputy Shire President. The above meeting is open to members of the public to witness this official occasion.

ACCOUNTS PERSON REQUIRED If you are self motivated, intelligent person who is interested in more than just entering numbers into a computer then this might be the position for you. You would need to have MYOB EXO skills, understand business and enjoy working in a dynamic office environment. You will be required to work well with others, work in an integrated accounting environment and have an open mind and willingness to learn. This is a progressive role that will expand and grow with the business. If you do not have all the requirements above, we are willing to teach the right person. The right person will be well rewarded and will be welcomed into our team. If you do not fit the above criteria, please do not apply. Please send resume to or call 91856451


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Area Manager Remote North Service Delivery Web Search No: 04003107 Level/Salary: Level 6, $91,676 - $101,517 pa PSGOGA + Super This position manages housing activities within designated areas, local resources and stakeholder relationships to maximise organisational outcomes in accordance with Regional Strategic Planning and identifies and promotes business development opportunities and partnerships. To Access Detailed Information: and key in the Web Search No. 04003107 to access detailed information or Ph: 6318 8976 to be mailed an information pack.

Ordinary Council Meeting The Ordinary Council Meeting is to be rescheduled for Monday 28 October 2013 at the Wickham Sportsman Bar and Bistro Function Centre in Wickham commencing at 6.30pm. The above meeting is open to members of the public. A public question time precedes the discussion of matters to be decided at the meeting. Agenda papers will be available at the meeting or can be downloaded via the Shire's website Chris Adams MFE C62451 Chief Executive Officer

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For Specific Inquiries: Please contact Ken Carter on (08) 9166 5121. Location: Halls Creek Closing Date: Thursday, 17 October 2013 at 9.00pm.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER - KARRATHA Locally Based Administration Officer Casual or Permanent Flexible Hours 20 – 30 hrs per week A local position offering attractive salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. Whelans Karratha seeking the assistance of an all round administration officer. This role will see you positioned in our modern office facility in Karratha’s CBD. It also offers a diverse range of admin tasks in a vibrant, friendly work environment and an opportunity to develop your career with a large organization with Opportunities State wide Essential Qualifications: • Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office • Knowledge of Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable • Knowledge of OHS and Quality Assurance administration functions • Highly developed written and verbal skills • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with others • Demonstrated ability to multi task and work autonomously Desirable Qualifications • Knowledge of the construction industry and practices

A leading Building Products and Hardware outlet in Karratha require a full time Customer Service Officer to join the team. All enquiries to Craig Rudduck on 0409 815 888

TRUCK DRIVERS REQUIRED Keen and reliable, MC and HC required, local and some overnight work. Duties also included forklift work and yard duties, with weekend work.

Call Bishops Transport Greg 0488 977 709

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Free Weekly 28 - 29 September 2013

Cross named Pilbara’s Roebourne Magpies claim third 17s premiership in four-years best junior footy player By Ben Leahy The West Pilbara Junior Football Association wrapped up its season last week with Grand Final matches played in Wickham on September 20 and the Fairest and Best vote count held at the Karratha Leisureplex on September 18. At the association’s vote night, Cameron Cross from the Roebourne Magpies was named the Fairest and Best for the U17s competition with Andrew Woods coming in as Runner Up Fairest and Best.

Marcus Munda from the Wickham Wolves team claimed the Fairest and Best award for the Year 8 and 9 competition with Hedland Reds player Stephen Hodder coming Runner Up. In the Grand Final matches, the Wickham Wolves met the Karratha Kats in the Year 8 and 9 final played at Wickham at 6pm on September 20, while the Roebourne Magpies and Karratha Falcons met in the U17s decider at 7:45pm. See next week’s paper for full results.

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The Wickham Wolves Junior Football Club turned it all on last Friday night for the West Pilbara Junior Football Association’s two Grand Finals. They even seemingly organised a red moon to rise up over the ground and turn spectacular shades of orange before resting high and bright in the night sky. Spectacular also were the Roebourne Magpies as they sought back-to-back flags in the WPJFA’s 17s competition. But standing in their way was the gritty Falcons team, who had clawed their way into the final in the last game of the regular season. The Magpies exploded at the opening siren as the Falcons attempted to halt the irresistible run of the fleet-footed Maggies midfield. The Falcons’ defensive pressure was enough to hold the Magpies to just three goals at the close of the opening term. But unfortunately they also weren’t able to add any goals of their own and from that point

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on it was always going to be tough for the Falcons. In the second term, the Magpies attacking play was matched by their defensive work as they added four goals. Frontend powerhouse Bea Alec was proving dominant as clever small forward Liam Smith was warming up on his way to seven goals for the match. At the half time break, the game would have been far out of reach had the Magpies made more of their dominance. Instead they kicked seven minor scores to allow the Falcons to breathe, if only just, with the score at 7. 9 (51) to 0. 1 (1) at the half time siren. The Magpies’ two times premiership coach called for control and focus from his boys, while Falcons’ coach Dale Scott called for run, attack and passion and both men got what they asked for. The Falcons added two majors to the scoreboard and lifted their spirits. Falcon’s players Damon Antonio and Chad McVea got on the scoreboard and Bailey and Kieron Scott, Justin Patching, Antonio and McVea all pushed hard in the clinches, while under siege full back Tyler Sharpe stood tall. The Magpies meanwhile added three goals with Liam Smith again chipping in as they extended their lead on the back of Cameron Cross’ ruck dominance. The inside work of Riley Kay and Kenny Ryan was also crucial with Kay proving particularly dominant as he regularly fed the outside run of Euston Toby. The last quarter was one of the best that has been played in the WPJFA as both teams rolled the dice and attacked each other to produce an eight goal quarter with each team kicking four in a terrific display. The Roebourne Magpies finished 14. 9 (84) defeating the Karratha Falcons 6. 5 (41) The Magpies were well served on the day by the Association’s Fairest and Best player Cameron Cross, who was also awarded the Most Valuable Player in the Grand Final. Cross was also ably assisted by Liam Smith (seven goals), Riley Kay, Euston Toby and Kenny Ryan. The Falcons’ best included Damon Antonio, Campbell Garratt, Craig Jones, Chad McVea and Taj Marshall (two goals).


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Free Weekly 28 - 29 September 2013



Wickham Wolves too strong in Pilbara Year 8/9s footy grand final

By Clint Degebrodt

Individual champions receive little athletics awards By Rob Krueger Karratha Little Athletics capped off a year of high achievements with its end of year presentation night and Annual General Meeting on Friday September 20.

Over the course of the 10 competition nights in season 2013, the club’s little athletes produced remarkable results. On average, each competition drew 78 junior competitors with one night attracting 97 athletes. The athletes broke a combined total of 2,247 personal bests for an average of 224 PBs per event, while 32 new club records were set during the season. U11 girls athlete Zoe Patterson was one of the star athletes as she broke 35 PBs during the season – the most by any competitor.

• Rob Krueger, KLAC president, presents Zoe Patterson with the overall winner of club PBs award

With such a successful season completed, the Karratha Little Athletics Club would like to thanks all its sponsors, including Chevron, Woodside, Horizon Power, ESS, Eastern Well, National Paints, Rio Tinto and McDonalds.

Season 2013 winners Age champions U7 Boys: Lucas Whitehouse U7 Girls: Chevil-Jay Clarke U8 Boys: Darcy Gray U8 Girls: Rahni Kammere U9 Boys: Kiran Byles U9 Girls: Emily Krueger U10 Boys: Te-Ariki Waipouri U10 Girls: Bridget Camisa U11 Boys: Adam Giltrow U11 Girls: Zoe Paterson 12+ Boys: Benjamin Cusworth 12+ Girls: Isobel Norris Most Personal Bests U7 Boys: Lucas Whitehouse U7 Girls: Jordyn Penman U8 Boys: Samuel Carter U8 Girls: Georgia Krueger / Fennes Stevens / Harmony Leo U9 Boys: Shayden Richardson U9 Girls: Mia Warren U10 Boys: Taj Clarke U10 Girls: Bridget Camisa / Sommer Dew U11 Boys: Adam Giltrow U11 Girls: Zoe Paterson 12+ Boys: Mark Wooldridge 12+ Girls: Karishma Byles

Wickham Junior Football Club hosted the WPJFA grand finals last Friday on a beautiful Pilbara night, which saw the Wickham Year 8/9s and the Roebourne 17’s both win back-to-back flags. The night kicked off with the Year 8/9 competition grand final between the Karratha Kats and the Wickham Wolves, which turned out to be a highly skilled and fast affair. Both teams controlled the game at different times, but the scoreboard pressure of the sleek Wolves outfit was too strong over the course of the night. The Wolves team started by exploding out of the blocks in the first quarter, scoring 5.3 (33) against the Kats who surged late to manage 2.1 (13) for the term. Jack Cheedy led the way, kicking two goals for the Wolves, while Cody Moore and Joel Broad hit the scoreboard for the Kats. The Wolves’ Marcus Munda was outstanding, fresh off winning the Association Fairest and Best award the Wednesday before. The game tightened in the

second quarter with the Wolves extending their lead in a tight fought contest. However, the Wolves’ once again managed to break open the match in the third term with their player Wielgomasz getting the team going before Cheedy (two goals) and Kendal Taylor made it very hard for the Kats. Myall-Brown’s goal was their lone major for the Kats against the Wolves’ tide. However, the Kats regrouped to make a brave stand in the last quarter to hold the rampaging Wolves to two goals while outscoring them with three majors of their own. This saw the final score read Wickham Wolves 13.9 (87), defeating the Karratha Kats 7.10 (52). For the Wolves, best players included Grand Final Most Valuable Player Daniel Cross, Owie Boona, Daniel Farmer, Jack Cheedy (four goals) Ayden Saylor and Marcus Munda. The Kats’ best included Harry Attard, Alex Fitzmaurice, Chase Rye, Ezra Alvarez and their only multiple goal scorer Brodie Newman (two goals).


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Free Weekly 28 - 29 September 2013

Bluewater Tackle Exmouth Fishing Report By Jenni Gates

By Ben Leahy The Tequiras 1 have taken out the A-1 Division Karratha Netball Association grand final by the skin of their teeth after the Cougars 1 put up a tremendous fight last Saturday September 21. The Tequiras entered the decider as hot favourites, having been undefeated all season, but the valiant Cougars team had all the answers as the teams finished deadlocked at the final whistle to take the game into overtime. The Tequiras only managed to break clear of a tiring Cougars outfit in the final minutes of the game to record a 51 to 48 victory. Tara Newnham was named the best player in the game. But in a day in which grand finals were contested in all local netball divisions and age groups, the Cougars club still managed to taste success as Cougars 2 triumphed over the Sierras in A2 competition. The Tequiras also showed the depth of their squad as the Tequiras 4 defeated the Tequiras 3 in B1Division, while the Gems outpointed

the Cougars in B2. Among the junior teams, the Sierras were victorious in U17s with Teanne Brown producing a dominating performance as the best player. Brook Smith claimed the player of the match award in the U15s as the Tequiras 8 took home the title, while Tequiras 11 won the U13s and the Millars Well Marvels the U11 titles. Awards for the best coaches and umpires were also given out on September 23. Julie Bridge was named Senior Coach of the Year and Adele Hamilton Junior Coach of the Year. Noelene Adamson, meanwhile, was voted the Senior Umpire of the Year with Ailish Neeson the Junior Umpire of the Year. The Karratha Netball Association would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers, who have supported the players throughout season 2013. In particular, the association would like to acknowledge the efforts of Tracey Williams, who is leaving town.




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night time temperatures have been a little low, it can still be very comfortable. Nighttime fishing also opens up more doors and can have you enjoying quality time with the family waiting for that bite. Spangled emperor are just one species that can be around after dark, along with trevally and the ever present shark or two. The phosphorescence reflecting in the night light can be intriguing and nothing beats watching the sun set or rise over the water. The best part is that there is generally no phone, Internet or power in such fishing and camping places, so you really can get some genuine restoration and relaxation, while also some friendship bonding.

If you are unable to get out and away for the holidays, there are plenty of options close to town and the marina is a fine example of variety for fishing and fish species. You can sit and relax with a bait or walk and cast with a light outfit and small lures. There always seems to be action in the marina with baitschools, larger predatory fish cruising through, dolphins, sharks, ample mullet, and the resident bream, cod, jacks and occasional bluey. The beaches on either side of the marina can be great too with whiting, squid and garfish usually found on the high tide. The long walk out along the rockwalls can be adventurous, with some lucky anglers getting in to some bigger fish in the channels.

• Angler Roger Toma aboard On Strike with a Spaniard taken on a Strada deep diver





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The sports action this week has been great with reports of boating enthusiasts hooking big GTs, mackerel and billfish. Spring is firing and don’t we all love it! The deep diving Strada lures have been the favourite for Spanish mackerel yet again this week. And pictured in this fishing report’s photo is Roger Toma, who caught a Spanish mackerel onboard the On Strike vessel off the Muiron Islands. The little blacks have still been in close off the tip of the cape, along with the sailfish and a smattering of bigger marlin. Tuna seem to be in all places, and, if the weather is looking good, we recommend not missing the opportunity – get out there amongst it all. The school holidays is here, and if you’re looking for something for the kids to do, there are plenty of options with fishing. There is still one week left of the fishing clinics at the Exmouth Game fishing Club, so you could get the kids to join up this Saturday for two hours to have fun, meet others and learn more about fishing in the region. Camping and fishing around the west side or in the gulf can be fun during these school holidays and although the

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