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Member for the Pilbara Brendon Grylls said a heavy workload and travel schedule led him to resign last week as leader of The Nationals and member of the WA cabinet.

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Two BMX stars, a boxer and a gymnast claimed the top honours at this year’s Shire of Roebourne community sports awards night on November 15.

Dampier debate Keeping Dampier’s renowned community spirit alive and attracting more shops and services to town topped the wishlists of residents at a community meeting on November 15. For the full story see page 6 Photo by Ben Leahy




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Grylls resigns from cabinet By Ben Leahy Member for the Pilbara Brendon Grylls said a heavy workload and travel schedule had led him to last week resign as leader of The Nationals and as a member of the WA cabinet. He now takes up a position on the backbench and said he plans to move to the Pilbara to be more available to the people of his electorate. He also said he was proud of the key role he played in creating the Royalties for Regions program, which sets aside 25 per cent of mining royalties for regional areas. “We have built the foundations of a sustainable regional WA into the future, and I am damn proud of that,” Grylls said. “However, what happens in this life is you get to the point of realising when your time is coming to an end, and where the opportunity is for the next generation of leaders to come forward. “I don’t think that just sitting in the leadership and staying there is a sustainable option.” The decision to step aside caught many by surprise, coming just eight months after Grylls made the gamble to leave his safe seat in the wheatbelt and stand for election in the Labor-held Pilbara. Some commentators had even tipped Grylls as a potential candidate for federal politics after he led The Nationals from being a party in trouble in the 2005 state elections to one that held the balance of power in 2008.

The Nationals were able to use their leverage in 2008 to then secure three ministerial positions, including the regional development portfolio, as part of the Liberal-led government. They also pushed for the creation of the Royalties for Regions fund, which generated $1.12 billion in the past financial year. The program has been used to help fund a series of major projects in the Pilbara, from the Karratha CBD redevelopment and hospital upgrades to multimillion-dollar sports facilities. Grylls claimed in the lead-up to the state election last March that his role in cabinet was key to ensuring the program continued to benefit the Pilbara. “I am determined to deliver … with Royalties for Regions, and sitting at the cabinet table is the only true way to drive the sort of change that is needed in the Pilbara,” Grylls said in an ABC Mornings broadcast in March. Now he has stepped aside, the Liberal Party is yet to confirm if The Nationals will retain the regional development portfolio and, with it, control of the Royalties for Regions purse strings. Grylls, meanwhile, said he was looking forward to a break from the travel and demands of his former ministerial position. “Having your diary compartmentalised in half-hour logs for 12 months in advance, and missing important events because of that – that’s tricky and difficult.”

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Dampier hub moves forward A new community hub for the town of Dampier is one step closer following the approval of initial concept plans by the Shire of Roebourne Council at its November meeting. The project will now progress to the detailed design phase, where engineering, design and facility fittings, fixtures and finishes will be finalised. Shire of Roebourne president Peter

Long said the community hub would be an iconic building in the heart of Dampier that would facilitate a range of community uses. “[It] will be the first major development in Dampier for nearly two decades, so it’s important we produce a facility that will accommodate the needs of the local community and improve the level of service and amenity for the town,” Cr Long said.

“We are working extensively with the Dampier Community Association and local community groups and [the council is] confident we have a concept that will support the community now and into the future.” The concept for the new Dampier Community Hub includes an early learning centre, new community library, multipurpose and not-for-profit spaces, coffee

hut and refurbishment of the existing community hall. The community hub project is part of a partnership between the Shire of Roebourne and Rio Tinto, which will deliver significant community infrastructure improvements in Wickham, Dampier and Karratha as well as a range of new and improved cultural events and community services and programs.



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The children of Roebourne are looking forward to a new community precinct that will have the capacity to host more youth functions. A recreation precinct for the town of Roebourne will start to take shape next year with the development of a community skate park and kitchen. Shire of Roebourne Council endorsed planning concepts for the Roebourne Recreational Precinct, which also includes the redevelopment of the Roebourne Community Aquatic Centre and Community Hall. Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said extensive community consultation with local residents and stakeholders had contibuted to the plans. “We have held more than 30 consultation sessions with indigenous

corporations, private and government stakeholders and community groups to establish a vision for the Roebourne Recreational Precinct,” Cr Long said. “Initial planning is already underway for the first phase which will include the development of a community skate space and outdoor community kitchen.” “We have had overwhelming community support for the redevelopment of the Aquatic Centre as well as the Community Hall so will also start to explore options for the best use of those areas.” The precinct will be rolled out in phases over the next 10 years.

Late-night drive ends in tragedy Police are investigating a fatal crash at Karijini that claimed the life of a 26-yearold East Victoria Park man. The man was driving a Toyota Hilux ute southwest along Karijini Drive in Karijini about 4am on Sunday, November 17, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, causing it to travel onto the gravel shoulder and roll over several times.

The car came to rest in bushland on the side of the road. The man was taken to Tom Price Hospital, but died from his injuries later that morning. He was the only occupant of the vehicle. Local police are investigating the cause of the crash. So far this year 144 people have lost their lives on West Australian roads.

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Dampier residents hope to preserve the town’s relaxed lifestyle and family-friendly atmosphere, while also attracting more shops and services, according to the results of a community meeting held on Friday, November 15. With the state government looking to revitalise Dampier, the meeting was designed to give residents a chance to have their say on the town’s future. Dampier Community Association president Conor O’Brien said the most common theme from the night was the desire by residents that any future development should not detract from the town’s safe and family-friendly lifestyle. He also said residents were keen to see more essential services located in town rather than in Karratha, 16km away. “It is all about lifestyle – about maintaining the character that Dampier has while not losing any more of its services and preferably regaining some of the things it had in the past,” Mr O’Brien said. The meeting came after Dampier was last year found to be Australia’s richest town by household income, even though it lacked basic services, such as a post office, doctor’s clinic and bank. And despite being one of the oldest mining towns in the Pilbara, Dampier’s population has declined over the past decade, leading several retail shops and essential services to close their doors. Much of the growth and investment generated by the past decade’s mining boom has instead

centred on nearby Karratha, amid plans to transform it into a regional centre with a population of 50,000 by 2035. Investment in Dampier has been slower, however, due to much of the town’s infrastructure being historically run and owned by Hamersley Iron. But with the Shire of Roebourne and state government body LandCorp now looking to revitalise Dampier, Mr O’Brien said it was important to consult the community. With motivational guest speaker Peter Kenyon encouraging debate, O’Brien said the meeting brought out plenty of ideas. “There was 10 per cent of the population of Dampier there on Friday night,” Mr O’Brien said. “That is a reasonable representation of the population when you combine it with other consultative exercises we’ve done. “From the 100 people there on Friday night, we had 200 ideas, of which there were probably 60 or 70 big-ticket ideas. Mr O’Brien said plans to move the sewage treatment plant away from the centre of the town and the creation of a more beautiful waterfront with extended beaches and grass areas were among the “more realistic” ideas. He said the community association would publish all the suggestions in a paper that will be available for public comment in early December. With the community association receiving $200,000 in funding from the Shire of Roebourne, Mr O’Brien said it would also use the suggestions to help inform its operational plan in 2014-15.

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By Ben Leahy Teachers and parents have continued to oppose Budget cuts to the state’s education system at a meeting in Karratha on November 20. State School Teachers’ Union of WA president Anne Gisborne told more than 40 community members at the meeting that the State Government’s cuts would likely have greatest impact on school’s literacy and special needs programs. Cuts to the funding of special programs at Pilbara schools ranged from $17,162 at Yandeyarra community school and $74,035 at Roebourne high to $105,011 at Hedland Senior High, according to union estimates. The union also estimated that the education cuts would lead to a total loss in funding for Pilbara schools, ranging from $141,896 at Roebourne high and $320,743 at Karratha Senior High to $327,007 at Hedland Senior High. Gisborne said a particular worry for teachers and parents was that in some cases they may not find out until the start of the 2014 school year which programs and teaching positions could be cut. “What was evident from last nights meeting is that, in some schools in the Pilbara, the school communities are still not clearly aware of how the cuts are impacting,” she said. “They may not hear until next year what the cuts mean in terms of which programs may not run or which may be reduced in their schools.” The cuts come as a slow down in the resources industry and drop in income from the good and services tax puts pressure on WA’s state debt, which is predicted to blow out to $22 billion in the 2013-14 financial year. Education Minister Peter Collier said in August that the decision to tighten the state’s purse strings was justified because WA already spends $4.4 billion on education “One out of every four dollars of the State Budget goes to educating our children - our responsibility is to ensure that the money is used effectively,” Collier said. However, teachers’ union president Gisborne said the Liberal and The Nationals parties had been sending mixed messages about the level of


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Pilbara paintings exhibited in Perth More than 300 Pilbara Aboriginal artworks, painted ceramic plates and hand-carved artefacts are on sale in Perth until November 29 as part of the annual Woodside-sponsored Ngurra Nyingu Art Exhibition. The annual exhibition’s name Ngurra Nyingu means “We are from this country” in the language of the Ngarluma people, the traditional owners of the Roebourne area. Woodside views the exhibition as one of its cornerstone community activities, which is designed to support indigenous artists and help them use art as a means to communicate their culture, country and stories. Traditional custodians of the West Pilbara identified the exhibition as one of a number of programs they would like to see Woodside and its jointventure partners through Pluto LNG support. The exhibition is open to the public and will take place at Woodside Plaza Foyer, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth. Visitors are welcome on weekdays between 8am and 4pm until November 29. To view the exhibition catalogue online visit woodside.

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Hundreds of women in business will come together on Tuesday, November 26, for the Pilbara Women’s Network lunch at Ibis Styles in Karratha. Psychologist and holistic practitioner Christine McKee will be the event’s keynote speaker. McKee’s speech, “You Are Not Your Brain”, takes guests on a tour of the conscious mind to demonstrate the importance of understanding why people think and act the way they do. Small Business Centre West Pilbara manager Rachel Whiting said the theme for the upcoming event would challenge people’s thinking. “Understanding the reasons

behind people’s actions can go a long way to building long-term relationships in both business and personal situations,” Ms Whiting said. “We may not always agree with the actions or comments of others, however it is important to take their perspective into account. “Our business community is built on the foundations of strong relationships, and this will continue to be an important element of our success as a region as we continue to diversify.” Two business development workshops facilitated by McKee will follow the lunch. “The workshops are very

affordable for businesses thanks to the support of our event sponsors, so I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity,” Ms Whiting said. “Although the luncheon is for women only, the workshops are not exclusive and I hope to see a number of men also in attendance.” Christine McKee will present Conscious Communication for Business and Relationship Success from 5-7pm on November 26. Creating Balance in Busy Times will run from 7.30-9.30am on November 27. Both are at Lotteries House. Tickets are $30 for KDCCI members and $35 for non-members.

Christmas craft market’s last hurrah Pilbara residents have the chance to buy handmade gifts next Saturday, November 30, as the Karratha Arts and Learning Centre holds its ever-popular Christmas markets in Bulgarra. With many new stallholders setting up alongside regular craft makers from previous years, the 2013 markets are booked out. This means there will be more high-quality, locally made crafts and goods to choose from than ever before.

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organisers wishing to thank all the customers, stallholders and customers who helped make past events a success over many years. The Christmas markets run from 9am-1pm at the Karratha Arts and Learning Centre in Richardson Way, Bulgarra. Organisers are expecting a crowd and encourage customers to come early to get the best choice of goods, but not before 9am, as the stallholders will still be setting up.

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accommodation available ALFRESCO Villa/Granny Flat $550 pw independent from main house on a Tambrey residential property, self contained, quiet environment, fully furnished. All utilities inclusive Ph 0400 806 992 Ktha ALFRESCO Villa/Granny Flat $550pw independent from main house on a Tambrey residential property, self contained, quiet environment, fully furnished.All utilities inclusive Ph 0400 806 992 Ktha BRAND New Large 70m2 Granny Flat.Fullsize kitchen, gas hob and dishwasher. Bedroom BIR, Ensuite with double shower and double vanity,separate toilet off ensuite. Laundry,Office,Covered alfresco. Own driveway and parking. Private.750pw inc power, water and internet. Furnished or unfurnished. 0404 289 908

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FOR rent self contained 38ft bus shwer full sized fridge/freezer everything is there even pots and pans, have your own privacy away from main house. $350 per week includes bills. Located in quiet house in dampier. PH: 0418 908 822 FOR RENT: 4x2 recently renovated brick home in Millars Well. Large corner block with rear access & high carport suitable for boat parking. Large shed with air-conditioned granny flat & third bathroom. Fully retic’d gardens. Available December $1,450/week. Phone 0438 418 009 E: ktawgrass@

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accommodation available FULLY furnished master bedroom and ensuite available in new home Karratha - sharing with 2 working females. Split system air conditioning. 5 minutes from shops. Quiet area. NOT a party house. $400 per week plus elect. Suit couple or single. Enquiries. Please phone Lyndal on 0401 146 534 FULLY furnished room available to share for neat tidy and quiet persons including bills per week $190 only. Phone: 0425 139 766 FURNISHED room in Pelago with ensuite $400pw inc bills. Wanted single working person. 0437 645 046 GRANNY Flat Available in Perth. $400.00 bond, $200.00 per week, furnished, close to city, available now. Phone 6161 9258 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 KARRATHA, Pegs Creek - Quiet house, large fully furnished room. Seeking female. $340 per week includes ALL BILLS. 0413 234 369



Saturday 30th November at 10am

CARS: 07 GX Toyota Prado, Holden Rodeo 4X4 Tray Tops And Dual Cabs, 08 Toyota Hilux 4X4 Dual Cabs, 06 Nissan Patrol Tray Top, ‘00 Toyota Hilux Dual Cab, V8 Landcruiser Wagons and Tray Tops. TRUCKS: Iveco Acco 2350G Fuel Truck, 99 Volvo NH12 Prime Mover, Western Star 6X4 Prime Mover, Kenworth T650 And C510 Prime Movers, 03 Mitsubishi Cab Chassis, 98 Acco Cab Chassis, 08 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus, 96 Hino Omnibus, 99 International HI Rail Workshop Truck, 95 Isuzu Npr300 Tray Back, 99 Acco 2350g Service Truck, 88 Mercedes 1222V 4X4 Tray Back, 05 Sterling LT7500HX Diesel Tanker, 2005 Isuzu NPR400 Fridge Truck, 2007 Hino GH Tray Back. TRAILER: 2x Dual Axle Box Trailer, Fighting Trailer, Dual Axle Flat Top Trailer, Signal Trailer, 04 Jayco Caravan, Bobcat Trailer. EARTH MOVING: Caterpillar 315L Excavator, Caterpillar 992 Bucket, 04 Sumitomo SH200-3 Excavator, Caterpillar 16H Grader, Caterpillar 226 Skidsteer Loader. MACHINERY: Nissan 2,5t Forklift, CASE 430 Skid Steer, Harsco Ballast Regulator, Pettibone Rail Cranes, 3/7/10/16T Forklifts, Trailer And Skid Mounted Generators, Diesel And 3 Phase Water Pumps. DRILL CASING: 4 1/2 Inch, 8 5/8 Inch And 9 5/8 Inch Drill Casing And Pup Joints. TRANSPORTABLE BUILDINGS: 15mX12m Office Crib, 4.8 X 2.4m Shower Block, 40x Assorted 12mX3m And 6mX3m Cribs, Offices, And Toilet Blocks. CONTAINERS: Assorted 20Ft Sea Containers Including Site Office, Stores And Workshop. CLEANING EQUIPMENT: Cleaning Chemicals, Industrial Vacuums, Floor Scrubbers, Cleaning Trolleys, Etc. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE: TVs, Beds, Dining Suites, Cabinets, Mattresses Etc. MISCELANEOUS: 100mm Poly Pipe, Sand Blast Cabinet, Rubbish Crusher, Scaffold Tower Etc. Inspect On Site Friday 29th November 9am To 4pm

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ROOM for rent - Dampier quiet and clean house situated in great location. Fully furnished, undercover parking. Price includes: all bills, unlimited wifi, furnished with double bed, bedsides, etc. Also includes own fridge/freezer and outdoor area. Singles only $320 p/w - m: 0414 899 406 ROOM for rent - Dampier. Quiet, clean house. Fully furnished! Great spot, plenty of undercover parking. Price includes: All bills, unlimited WIFI, furnished with double bed, tallboy, etc. Also includes own fridge/freezer. $350 P/w, m: 0499 169 597 ROOM for rent - Karratha. Quiet, clean house. Fully furnished! Great spot, close to shops. Price includes: All bills, unlimited WIFI, furnished with queen bed, robes, etc. Also includes own fridge/freezer. $380 P/w, m: 0499 169 597 ROOM with queen bed available in Bulgarra. $350 pw. Rent includes gas, water and Foxtel IQHD in bedroom. House has underground pool with spa and large outdoor areas. On quiet street. Clean and friendly persons welcome. 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. $350pw plus 30% power. The right place for the right person, 0409 852 931. ~~ACCOMODTION WANTED accommodation


CHEF by trade,Rigger by design,good bloke, seeks largish room for rent,long term, in modern house, with an older crew, or one or two. clean, quiet, tidy, housetrained, but not boring, works full time, non smoker, occasional drinker, needs to move before Xmas... Karratha 0450 450 146 leave msg. tq


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Yamaha 250hp 2008(130hrs), Venture I beam trailer, 5 new tyres,elec over hyd brake, new bait board, new windless,new anchor & rope, fresh water shower, deck wash, 556 ltr fuel tank, many extras. Excellent condition!

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CHOOSE the House-Sitters you can Trust! Experienced housesitters for KTA area since 2010. Enjoy caring for pets, pools, & plants. Police clearance, with references, & looked after 30+ homes. Reliable working couple *available from mid-Feb 2014*. Call 0457 203 691 or Email: ~~BABIES ~~BOATING boating ALI 6m walkaround xtreme marine commercial-leaving town must sell, 130hp V4 Yamaha 130lt tank gps plotter fish finder marine radio ipod ready radio LED flood light deckwash dual batt new anchor & rope epirb & safety gear + extras new trailer tyres & leafs 1yr boat rego 0429 108 686 $19500 ono KTA HAINES Hunter 4.40m, trailer, sounder, steering, cd player, new carpet & cushions, all the gear, great condition! This is a regretful sale, owner got a bigger boat and is moving from Karratha and must sell $7000 ono .CALL NOW to inspect! 0433 630 591 PACEMAKER Half Cabin 5.5m 1984, 130 Evinrude runs very well, colour sounder, VHF, Live Bait Tank, rocket launcher. $7k ono . Karratha, Text 0427 777 550 for enquiries and photos. SCOUT 24’ Sportfish, First purchased 2008. Game fishing or family/diving. 567L fuel,225HP Yamaha 4 stroke, 350hrs, Alum trailer, new Kodiak discs and tyres. Raymarine E80, Autopilot, Radar, JL audio sound,sub,amp,Taco outriggers,Custom clears/ cover,Live well, raw/fresh water,$55k, KTA, 0405 069 459 STESSCO 455 aluminium dinghy with bimini. 40Hp 2 stroke Yamaha outboard. $9,000 ONO Call 0429 688 750 for details. KTA



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boating WELLCRAFT 23 Coastal 7.3m 2000, Yamaha 250hp 2008(130hrs), Venture I beam trailer, 5 new tyres, elec over hyd brake, new bait board, new windless,new anchor & rope, fresh water shower, deck wash, 556 ltr fuel tank, many extras. Excellent condition! Reluctant sale $63 000 Ph:0419 244 512 Pannawonica ~~CAMPING & OUTDOORS& camping


HD OFFROAD OUTBACK camper trailer. 60l water tank, full length custom built pull out storage drawer and kitchen with return by Drifta. Queen mattress, offroad spare tyre, 1x 12v battery system inc Anderson plug, 2 x 20l Jerry can holders, 1 x 4kg gas holder. $8,500 phone 0429 688 750 KTA JET Ski Yamaha Waverunner FZS Super High Output 2010 on Dunbier Trailer. Licenced. $15,000 ono. Phone 0418 858 881 KTA OUTBACK CAMPERS OFFROAD CAMPER TRAILER PRICE DROP for this awesome setup!Was $7200 now $6500 ONO.Read-to-go with many camping extras: gas bottles, jerry cans, beach tent, new spare tyre, rego til Dec 2014 and more! Camper in Exmouth but delivery to Karratha possible - 0429 492 255 or 08 9949 2255 OZ TRAIL 2 MAN TENT; Teepee Style Centre Pole; No Guy Ropes; Used once - As New; $100 ono 0457 519 798 ~~CARAVANS


AUSSIE Wide 2009 23’ Custom built for the Pilbara region tandem axel Simplicity Suspension solar powered gas hot water system gas cooking/ oven 150l 2 way fridge reversing camera full en-suite club lounge 2 TVs 2 Ibis air cons rollout and annex. Must sell $61000 ono. For more details Ph Jo 0429 432 568 CARAVAN 28foot, A/C, TV, DVD, raio, fridge, Freezer, microwave, cast stove & oven. Plenty of storage, anex, fully rego. $21000 or ono. Phone 0417 774 135 JAYCO 23ft 2008, shower w/machine split A/C, LCD TV+Foxtel gas stove fridge new annex +shaded walls, 180l fridge for annex family webber bbq 2 burner gas stove new custom cover with zipped side wall no cleaning req 12V LED lighting stereo system water tanks never been towed $30000 ONO 0419 190 177 JAYCO Sterling 2006 Family Caravan 29ft / Full ensuite, double bed, rooftop A/C and new TECO split system A/C, new microwave, 2 bunk beds, 4 burner stove), full annexe, 150L 3 way Domestic fridge, full oven, heaps of space. Loads of extras. Price: $36,000 Neg. John 0458 147 331 JAYCO STERLING 23FT 2006 $42,000, 0498 035 242. Located in Karratha 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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employment wanted ACCOUNTS/BOOKKEEPING & Admin Exp with Myob, Quickbooks, Xero & other in house software. Part time/ contract or temp. Extensive office experience. Cashflow, customers, suppliers, payroll, tax and super obligations, banking and payments. Ph Paula on 0447 595 707. References and work history available. CARPENTER avail, specializing in property maintenance + all building works. Insured, licensed Phone Peter 0417 188 041 DREAM CLEANING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE professional cleaners & licensed tradesman. Local & friendly service 0417 188 041 ~~ENGAGEMENTS

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employment available LOCAL MC DRIVER REQUIRED 30+ hrs/wk, must have current MISC, must pass drug and alcohol screening and pre employment medical, local wharf and general freight work. Email: Phone: 08 9144 4342 LOVER of handbags and accessories? Design your own? Join an Aust team, be the 1st to sell GRACE ADELE PRODUCTS P/time or F/time, work your OWN hrs 20%-30% min comm + bonuses and incent. You can easily earn from $50-$500 p/m Call 02 4930 7454 https:// au/GraceAdele/Home

for rent HOUSE 3x1 in Pegs, Large b/g pool, large shed with double carport, close to shop, quiet area, relaxing back yard. Pool & garden maintenance inc. $1200wk neg Avail 2Dec. Please call 0409 981 370 after 4pm or text to arrange a viewing time.




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for rent FOR RENT: 4x2 recently renovated brick home in Millars Well. Large corner block with rear access & high carport suitable for boat parking. Large shed with air-conditioned granny flat & third bathroom. Fully reticâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d gardens. Available December $1,450/week. Phone 0438 418 009 E: ktawgrass@

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FREE CLASSIFIEDS PRIVATE Rental 3 Bedroom, 1 bathroom home with Spa and a self contained granny flat (1 Bed, 1 bath and Kitchen/living) in back yard great for a teenager or sub let. Pegs Creek walking distance to shops and KI available early Dec 13, $1100.oo per week, call 0417 097 870

RENTAL Beaconsfield $420.00 a wk, 2 x 1 duplex on 440sqm block w/carport, fenced w/lockable gate, and 5 min drive to Fremantle markets, 10 min walk to south beach. Renovated inside, w/ polished jarrah floors, & seeking tidy, caring person who love gardening. Call Julie 0448 166 001 UNIT 3X1 in Millars Well, new kitchen, new tiles throughout, air conditioned, courtyard, storage room in carport. Available 22nd November 2013 - $800 p/w. Not pets. Please phone Tracy on 0409 301 821. VERY Good 4x1 house is waiting to breake lease. Located in bulgarra 1200/ pw. Please contact 0439 445 002. Included fridge, washing machine, kitchen wear. Lease term is until 05/06/2014.

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24th December 2013 for incorporation of: Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls The association is formed for the purpose of: supporting driver education with a view to reducing road crashes and associated injury and fatalities Signed:

FILING cabinet 4 drawers $50, China Cabinet antique embossed glass $200, large cabinet with double glass doors, shelves and cupboards $400, LG Flatron computer monitor $50 all prices ONO Phone 0418 858 881 KTA GO Kart - 100 cc bitumen racer in enclosed dual axle trailer with many spares eg tyres / wheels / cogs etc. Contact Keith 0403 436 999. Perth

PKKP COMMUNITY MEETING To be held at the Ibis Styles Karratha Hotel 35-45 Searipple Road, Karratha Searipple Room

COMMENCEMENT 10.00 AM Saturday 30th November 2013

*IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a meeting intended for PKKP People only. No observers will be permitted to attend the meeting unless they have been given a prior invitation from The PKKP Aboriginal Corporation.










2013 SHIRE OF ROEBOURNE ORDINARY COUNCIL DATES At the 18 November 2013 Ordinary Council MEETING Meeting, Council resolved to adopt ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING DATES

At 19 November Ordinary Council Council the the following 2014 Ordinary2012 Council meeting dates of the Meeting, Shire ofMeeting, Roebourne, At the 19 November 2012 Ordinary Council Council resolved to adopt the following 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting to adopt following are 2013open Ordinary Council Meeting noting meeting times will beresolved at 6:30pm. Allthe meetings to the public. dates of the Shire of Roebourne, noting meeting times times will will bebeatat dates of the Shire of Roebourne, noting meeting 6.30pm. All meetings are open to the public. 6.30pm. All meetings are open to the public. Date Meeting Location Date Meeting Location Date Meeting Location 28 January 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers, Karratha 21 January 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 21 January 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 17 February 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Town Hall, Point Samson 18 February 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 18 February 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 17 March 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers, Karratha Town Hall, Town Hall, 18 March 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting 18 March 2013 Ordinary CouncilPoint Meeting 22 April 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Peninsula Palms, Dampier Samson Point Samson 19 May 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers, Karratha 15 April 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 15 April 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers

Peninsula Palms, 16 June 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers, Karratha Peninsula Palms, 20 May 2013 Ordinary Council Ordinary Meeting 20 May 2013 CouncilDampier Meeting Dampier 21 July 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Roebourne Hall 17 June 2013 Ordinary Council Ordinary Meeting Council Chambers 17 JuneMeeting 2013 Council Meeting Karratha Council Chambers 18 August 2014 Ordinary Council Council Chambers, 28 June 2013 Budget Meeting Council Council Chambers 28 June 2013 Budget Meeting Chambers 15 September 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers, Karratha 15 July 2013 Ordinary Council Ordinary Meeting Hall 15 July 2013 CouncilRoebourne Meeting Roebourne 20 October 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Wickham Bistro Meeting RoomHall 19 August 2013 Ordinary Meeting Council Chambers 19 AugustCouncil 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 17 November 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers, Karratha 16 September 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 16 September 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 15 December 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers, Karratha Wickham Wickham 21 October 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting 21 October 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Community HallHall * The January and April Council meetings will be held on a Tuesday due to Community the normal 18 November 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers meeting date falling on a public holiday. 18 November 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting Council Chambers 16 December 2013

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HYOSUNG 2006 black motorbike $2,500 & fridge hisense 221ltr $150, make an offer to need sell leaving town. Call 0435167149 or SMS 0400 612 003 KTA RC Planes and Helicopters, new and used, buggy, motors, loads of spares $3000, ph 0409 297 763 LAWN mower 4 stroke $50.00 phone 0487 672 148 LAWN Mower Victor classic 35 good working condition $100, ph 0418 937 004 (KTA) LEATHER lounge suite charcoal grey. Only 17 months old, still under new warranty and in excellent condition. Paid over $6000, will sell for $2200. Location Karratha. Phone 0410 483 753

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DOG Grooming Equipment Oldfields dryer, clippers, shears, and heaps more. Phone 0427 872 585 DRILL PRESS; Bench Mounted; Australian Made; Good Condition; DAMPIER area; Call Shane on 0457 519 798


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CHAIR cane rocking. Comes with cushion. Excellent condition. $200. Hedland. Ph 0408948965 COMPLETE Earthmoving Package. Owner/operator retiring.2005 S185 Bobcat. 2005 FVZ 1400 Isuzu truck, 4.5t Plant Trailer and 3,5ton IHI Excavator plus buckets, forks augers, attachments . Also available 20ft container style accommodation. As New transportable. Located Karratha phone Will 0419 916 113 CUSTOM built automatic boat loader $2000, clear view electric towing mirrors, $450,toyota Sahara 4.7 v8 , navigation system, built in DVD player, all the extras, gears up for towing phone 0427 550 270

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THE PKKP ABORIGINAL CORPORATION Invites all members of the PKKP People claim group to a special Community Meeting to provide information about the establishment of the Trusts

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BIKE Road Avanti Vivace comp series looks near new all Shimano gear $500 ono, ph 0418 937 004 (KTA) BIRD aviary 1500 x 1500 x 2000. Can deliver to Karratha region. $200.00 ONO Dpr phone 9183 0050 BIRD cage portable on caster wheels. Can deliver to Karratha region. $80.00 ONO Dpr phone 9183 0050 BOOKS, second hand, very reasonably priced. Phone 0487 672 148 CARBA-TEC 10â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? Saw Bench; Single Phase; Good Condition, Cast Iron Top; 2 Blades; Adjustable Fence with mm increments; $600. Contact Shane 0457 519 798; Dampier. CARGO Drawers â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;?Best Off Roadâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? brand. suit f/size 4wd $550 Ktha 0428 230 755

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for sale MOBILE Coffee Van - Karratha/ Dampier. 2011 Toyota Hilux ute. Layout includes 2 Engel fridges, 68lt display fridge, slushie machine, pie warmer, 2 group coffee machine, grinder, sink, hot watersystem, 100lt fresh water tank and 35lt tank for waste. Run established in Ktha/Dpr. $69000. Ph: 0407969919 MOVING? Cardboard Packing Boxes for sale, large, good condition, used once, $4 each. Hedland Ph 0437 114 974. NOLAN helmet (medium) SHIFT enduro outfit (medium) FOX boots ( USA SIZE M9) ANSWER gloves ( adult XXL ) wanting $ 500 ono For enquires call cain on 0498 338 179 NURSERY set boys. Jungle animal theme. Kids line. C/W quilt rug lamp sheets musical mobile nappy stacker height chart & lots more! $300.00 Hedland. Excellent condition. Ph 0408948965 PROJECTOR Dell 1800MP in case. Laser Pointer and manuals included Excellent condition. Purchased for $1200 will sell for @750 ono. Ph 0409 262 203 RIVERINA Pool 7m X 3.6m Delivered within Karratha with all equipment. New kit you install $24000 Phone Will 0419 916 113 SEA container 20 foot $2000, Ph 0427 681847 Dampier SIMPSON 7KG front loader washing machine. Only used a few times. Includes 5 year extended warranty. $400 Ph 0428 541 800 KTA SINGLE Bed Divan with innerspring mattress, base has 2 deep cupboards & 2 drawers. $250 ono. Phone 0418 858 881 KTA TRACKLANDER Alloy Roof Rack as new suit GU Patrol $1200 PH: 0428 230 755

for sale TRAILER D/axial,encl,2.4mtr x 5.5mtr. H/duty, ramp for veh.also 4 cyc. dies. gen. Reg.6/14.cost 3.5K. 0419922702. WALL AQUARIUM for sale. Excellent condition and still unopened in the box. Not needed again. Price:$170.00. Please call 0400525100 to arrange for inspection if you are interested. WASHING machine 7kg front loader Ariston ARF105 AS NEW used only a few times. $500 ono Phone 0418 858 881 KTA WIND trainer Mag turbo good condition near new $150, ph 0418 937 004 (KTA) ~~FOUND free ~~FREE FREE SPA large outdoor spa you remove - you can have. Jets work but heater doesnt - who needs a heater anyway! Cheap easy pool to escape the summer heat. In Ktha. Please call for address and details 0438 514 105 ~~GARAGE SALE

for sale GARAGE Sale Sunday 1st December 8.30am, 22 Pelusey Way, Nickol. Ladies clothing size 12 and 14, ornament, CD’s and dad’s and much more. LEAVING Town Garage Sale 69 Hardey Cres Dampier 0409 880 090 Variety of household goods, shed gear, fishing gear, collectables, garden furniture & terracotta pots, books, kids games, huge variety of gear… Saturday 30th Nov . All must go LEAVING Town Garage Sale 69 Hardey Crescent Dampier Sat 30th November 830 am onward... HUGE variety of household goods, collectables, shed gear, fishing gear, terracotta pots, books, exercise bike, freezer, tent, camping gear and much more... All Must Go!

lost CINNAMON a light grey cat with tortie flecs in her fur went missing from Prym Crt Pegs Creek early November. She is young and a slim build and was wearing a purple collar & SAFE tag. She is likely to head to Edney way or Peirl way in Pegs Creek. Please call SAFE with any sightings 9185 4634 ~~MOTORCYCLES


HARLEY Davidson Vrod 2003 factory custom, screamin eagle pipes,seat,bar,health reason forces regretful sale. You won’t see another one like this,reduced price,bargain !!! $15490.Ono kta 0409 44 3811 Bob. HONDA CRF50 Motorbike 2011, excellent condition, one owner since new. Karratha, Phone 0459 433 476 KTM ATV 4 wheel motor bike 505SX colour Orange $15,000 ono, ph 0418 937 004 (KTA) YAMAHA banshee 04, big spec, very fast bike, needs to go ASAP, located Roebourne / Wickam, text or call for full spec, cheap for quick sale $2800 ono 0479 192 330


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

pets BICHON Frise dogs. 1 x Male (desexed) and 1x Female. Both are 2 years old, and are pure breds. Perfect lap dogs. They love company. Ph 0450 592 584

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Block 13.76ha approx half a kilometre of Water Front on the Upper Murray Jingellic N.S.W. Rare opportunity to buy a block of this size with building envelope. Magnificent views Telstra Power run though the block, Cleared Fenced Sring Fed Dam, School Bus $280,000.00

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Block Bayton West 650sqm Flat level block $255,000.00 House plans avail. Private sale Andrew 0419853111

Pay for ten coffees or slushys of your choice upfront, AND your name goes in the barrel to win... 6 Pack giftpack (value $175.00!!)  • 6  Jesters pies, share them with friends • 6 Pack of standard beer to wash it down! • 6 Hot cinnamon donuts • Fun apron of your choice • Chicken souvlaki • 6 Free coffees!

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Friday Nights “Pies in the Park” 5pm till 8pm Jesters pies at Tambrey Oval

Sundays @ Hearsons Cove Fish & Chips / Slushies Subject to tides & weather

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Mobile Coffee Van 2011 Toyota Hilux ute. Layout includes 2 Engel fridges, 68lt display fridge, slushie machine, pie warmer, 2 group coffee machine, grinder, sink, hot watersystem, 100lt fresh water tank and 35lt tank for waste. Run established in Ktha/Dpr. $69000. Ph: 0407969919

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HYDROBATH PET MINDING PET BEDS Ph Libby 0404 842 902 CAT sitter available. Will come to your house, feed, do litter, water, give cat/s attention. Police clearance. Honest cat lover. email for bookings/enquiries: RAGDOLL Cat - Pedigree - Red Colourpoint - 5 yro desexed female - very affectionate Karratha - $250 - 0418 879 903 ~~PUBLIC NOTICE

real estate Karratha LIA. workshop, air con office and mezzanine storage. Available now for sale $410+ ph 0438 514 105 MORAWA- on 2 acres, large family home, 3/4 bedrooms, solar, reverse air cons, lockup garage. Town includes High School and College of Agriculture in mining and farming district. Property has many extras. $430 000.000 private sale 08 9971 1687 ~~TENDERS shade sails ~~VEHICLES

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

public notice BAYNTON West Primary School, Year 6 Fundraising Bike Raffle was won by Mr Richards of Karratha. THE final assembly for Mrs Sue Mitchell, a teacher at Dampier Primary School, will be held on Thursday 12 Dec starting at 8.30am in the school assembly area. Past students, community members and friends are invited to attend. ~~REAL ESTATE

real estate AS NEW house for sale to investor in Dawesville nr Mandurah. Owner will rent back at $380 p/w till new house built approx 1 year. 4x2with fam/din and home theatre, beautiful large kitchen, A/C, top fittings and fixtures and low care gardens.$325000 negotiable . call 0424 342 332 BOYA PERTH HILLS. LOCATION, LIFESTYLE & PRIVACY. 5 bed plus study, 3 bath family home with resort style pool area. 1/4 acre block in fantastic location. 10 minutes to airport, 25 mins to city, close to Swan Valley. Ideal family home or FIFO base. $679,000 PH: 0459 309 893 BRIDGETOWN duplexes; both leased, good rental return. Great investment opportunity. Close to town centre, fibro iron,500m block,sew,u/gd power. $350,000.00 please phone 0439 930 588 DAMPIER 3x1 house for sale,big block,close to school, shops, New air conditioning,new stove and oven, asking $799.000 ono. Please call 0421 645 349 to view. FALCON: W & B/N home 4 x 2, study, D/G, D-Vac. R/C aircon, bore, retic, 12 x 6 3 phase powered shed, 2000sq m. Block. 9534 3883 GREAT Lifestyle Block 13.76ha approx half a kilometre of WATER FRONT on the Upper Murray Jingellic N.S.W. Rare opportunity to buy a block of this size with building envelope. Magnificent views Telstra Power run though the block, Cleared Fenced Sring Fed Dam, School Bus $280,000.00 Phone 0438 431 822 HOUSE for sale in Dawesvillle near Mandurah investor only. As new 4by 2 with double garage home theatre room kit/din/ lounge low care gardens. A/C and fabulous kitchen owner will rent back at $380 per week till new house built aprox. One year $32,500 negotiable call 0424 342 332 HOUSE OPEN 23 Nov 13 This is a stunning, quality TIMIK built, 4x2 house, located in a quite street in Nickol, Karratha. House Open - 3 Woollybutt Way - 10am til 2pm - Sat 23 Nov. Other times by arrangement. Private Seller asking 920K ono. Contact Amanda 0438 915 462 INDUSTRIAL Unit for Sale

vehicles PRADO 2007 GXL. Auto. T Diesel. VG Condition, Reverse Cam. TJM bull & spotties. $28500 ONO. HDL 0457 976 952. TOYOTA land cruiser, engine replaced 1300kms ago, roof rack, awning, good tyres, dual batteries, $11,000.00 ono Phone 0487 672 148 Karratha TOYOTA Landcruiser 2001 Petrol, 6 cylinder Automatic 4 x 4 manual GXL Registration 12 /13 $10k Call 0419 866 099 TOYOTA Sahara 4.7v8 2005,navigation system,built in roof DVD player, sunroof, 8 seats geared up for towing all the extras, low klms phone 0427 550 270 VOLVO 2006 BL71 backhoe/ fel motor, 5 buckets, quick hitch forks. Phone 0418 901 158 ~~WANTED

wanted vehicles CLUBSPORT 2006 VZ, 182,xxx kms, Auto, Upgraded Exhaust, Bluetooth $19,000 ono in Karratha ph 0439 916 925 FALCON sdn ED 6 cyl auto lic runs, a bit rough needs some work, but licence and goes $850 ono 0418 343 773 F150 4x4 Tray Back, 199, 5.8LT 5 Speed Manual 6 months Rego $9500.00 ONO 0413 073 043. FORD falcon 1999 , Auto, Air con, Cruces control, Tow bar, 264000 ks 4 New Tyres, 5 Months Rego. Excellent motor & Gearbox, car is in Karratha, I need it gone, $2200, PH 0448 219 248 FORD falcon ute 2008 bf series 2 6 cyl auto ac ps cd on dedicated gas good condition $10,000 ono 0418 243 773 HOLDEN Ute HZ, tonner/ tipper, great car, in Bridgetown for pickup, needs a new owner. Excellent for restoration, lic, goes well. $5500.00 please phone 0439 930 588 NISSAN Patrol ST, 2004 Turbo Diesel $20,000ono - 191,000km, roof rack, lift kit, dual batteries/ controller system, onboard air compressor full service history, bull bar, UHF radio, Bluetooth Pioneer stereo, 7 seater, snorkel, dual tanks - Phone Lee 0459 024 579

I am looking for a person who can iron clothes on a fairly regular basis. Please contact me on 0420 470 413 if you are interested. I live in Karratha and I am ready to bring the clothes to your place and collect later or any other arrangement that suits you. MECHANIC to do cash jobs. Familiar with land cruiser 3f and Nissan d21 engines. 0411 700 778 PHOTOGRAPHER – volunteer required to take photos of SAFEs Cats and Dogs. It can be fitted around other commitments. Availability ideally at weekends or evenings. Opportunities for recognition. Call SAFE 9185 4634 PROFILE writers requiredvolunteer. To write about SAFE Cats and Dogs on SAFE website. Can be achieved by phone and to fit around other commitments. Experience not required. Call SAFE 9185 4634

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SUPERVISING PATHOLOGY COLLECTOR (FT) We are seeking a full time pathology collector (Phlebotomist) to fill a vacancy in Karratha.

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Please submit your resume and a brief covering letter quoting Reference No: 68/13 to WDPHRAdviser@wdp. or to Administration Department, 74 McCoy Street, Myaree, W.A 6154.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Mobile (Truck) Service Fitter to join our team at our Karratha store full time! • Must have licence • Be mechanically minded • Aware of OH&S • Tyre fitting experience essential


Local civil workers, formworkers, concreters, steel fixers, labourers and part time Site Admin. Please send resume to Phone 9183 8221

You must have proven excellent customer service skills, highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent conflict resolution skills; good time management skills, and current Police Clearance. Enquiries to: Brenda Giblett Ph: 9317 0999


To apply email your resume to or Kathryn on (03) 8416 7296 with any queries

Previous phlebotomy experience is essential. Position involves alcohol and drug testing.

Applications close 30/11/13.

(Karratha) We are currently seeking a fulltime Qualified Early Childhood Educator to join our Karratha team providing a safe and stimulating environment for children. It is essential that the successful applicants have a degree or diploma in early childhood/children’s services or equivalent as well as a current (or willing to obtain) Senior First Aid Certificate You must also be able to obtain a Working with Children Check and National Police Certificate prior to employment. Above award rates and subsidised housing will be provided to the successful applicant. Please visit our website and click on the “Join Us” tab. A position description including selection criteria is also available on the website. Should you require any further information please call Nicki Blake, Director on phone (08) 9144 2022. Applications close: Sunday, 8 December 2013

Only people who have the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

TEACHER WANTED YIC is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) that has been delivering essential youth services in Port Hedland 23 years. We are seeking a highly motivated and inspirational individual to join our energetic team and coordinate our Education Programs. Subsidised accommodation provided if required and other conditions can be negotiated after a successful probation period. Applicants must hold a formal qualification in teaching and a driver’s license. Experience working with Aboriginal youth and using innovative teaching and behaviour management techniques is desired. A current WA Working With Children Check is required & DCS screening will be processed on appointment. To apply send a resume to and short listed applicants will be interviewed. Applications close COB Friday 12th December 2013. The successful applicant will be required to start 27 January 2014.

Employment at Western Diagnostic Pathology (WDP) may be subject to a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.

WDP is an equal opportunity employer.

Graphic Designer / Typesetter Snap is Australia’s leading business print design and website group, and we are looking for a talented, driven and passionate person to join our professional team and contribute to the continued success and growth of our nationally recognised brand.

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Parenting Information Project Coordinator Local Information Network Karratha (LINK), a not for profit organisation, is funded by the Department of Local Government and Communities to provide a range of information, referral and support services to families with children aged 0 – 12 years living within the Shire of Roebourne. LINK provides support to families in the Shire of Roebourne on an individual basis as well as in group work. LINK conducts parenting education programs and workshops focusing on parenting skills. LINK relies on partnerships with other agencies and service providers to meet the needs of the community and is well known for delivering the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual for the permanent part-time Project Coordinator position. The Project Coordinator reports to an Executive Management Committee and is solely responsible for day to day operations of LINK. The successful applicant will need to satisfy the following selection criteria: Ability to work with families and children, Must have a Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance or the ability to obtain one, Ability to liaise with other service providers within the Shire of Roebourne. Ability to coordinate and manage information sessions and events to enhance the capacity of parents in the community, Experience in working with committees, Experience with writing and acquitting grant applications, Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work autonomously, Computer literate with good general office skills. Level/Salary: Level 4 ‘Community Services Worker Award’. The position is for a 30 hour working week. The package includes 1 return flight to Perth a year and the option to Salary Sacrifice, this position does not include housing.

To apply, email your resume and statements to address the above selection criteria before Friday the 29th November 2013 to

Or post to: Attention Chairperson LINK PO Box 1420, Karratha WA 6714

Any enquiries can be directed to Pip Arthur 0408920028.

Snap Pilbara are seeking a passionate and talented person to join their new Karratha office as a graphic designer. The successful candidate must be confident, determined and prepared to combine their flare for design with professional customer service skills. Adobe Indesign experience is required.

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As the first point of contact within the business the successful applicant …let’s will st assist clients in determining their business needs, proposing the appropriate a Marketing Health solution to meet those needs and then utilise their graphic design skills to implement the solution. To be successful in this role you will need to display a positive, outgoing attitude, exceptional communication skills and an ability to handle a varied workload. Ideally the successful candidate will have at least 2 years graphic design experience within the print industry. If you believe you are the right candidate for this role please forward your resume and any supporting design samples to: Snap Pilbara or drop in and meet the team at 18 Hedland Place, Karratha.


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Free Weekly 23 - 24 November 2013

Karratha sport stars honoured at awards Two BMX stars, a boxer and a gymnast have claimed top honours at this year’s Shire of Roebourne community sports awards, held in the Frank Butler Community Centre on November 15. More than 80 invited guests turned out for the 2014 Futureclubs Community Sports Awards, which are held to recognise outstanding athletic achievements as well as

the contribution of volunteers and umpires. BMX rider Rodney Gethin was named Sportsman of the Year after he claimed first-place finishes in the regional and state titles before finishing sixth in the national championships held in Queensland. Sportswoman of the Year Claire Hale showed her all-round athleticism by being the current

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WA Novice Senior Women’s State Boxing Champion, and also winning Karratha’s City to Surf foot race. Up-and-coming BMX star Dylan Bennetts claimed the Junior Sportsman award after competing in the BMX world championships and coming second at the nationals. Gymnast Erin Gethin was named Junior Sportswoman after picking up third place in the vault discipline at the state titles. Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said the awards not only honoured sporting achievements but brought the sports community together to share ideas on how they can grow their organisations. “Our sporting clubs and associations, players and umpires, volunteers and spectators all play a vital role in ensuring our region is not just a great place to live and work, but also play,” Long said. “These awards are a fantastic opportunity to sit back and take stock of the year gone by and recognise those people, who make our sporting environment so great.” Gymnastics mentor Janet Nicholson was also a winner on the night, named Coach of the Year, while Mark Pieters took home Umpire of the Year for his junior soccer work.

Guests and award winners pose with their plaques. Below, Sydney Olympic gold medalist Lauren Burns and Rio Tinto’s Marnie Finlayson present Erin Gethin with her award.

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The water visibility has been sensational this week, according to divers and anglers. Leigh Mitchel, Matt Arscott and Ross Lawrence all ventured out with Matt Gates and had 25m visibility off the islands. They brought home some tasty mackerel, green jobfish, trout and bluebone. Spearo anglers (spear fishermen) are gearing up for the Freediving Fiesta weekend competition on November 30 and December 1. Entries are due in early to help with catering, so get into Tackle World and fill out an entry form. You could win a spearo package, even if you don’t compete. Jack Dandie turned 15 last week and spent the weekend spear fishing with his parents in the gulf. Jack has grown up to be a very capable diver and angler thanks to his mum, dad and brother Alex, who also enjoy most of their time on and in the water. I’ve mentioned the blue marlin fishing before, and it is really worldclass fishing, with nearly all the fish being caught from trailer boats. The average size of the blues has been up this year compared to last year, with some monsters being hooked as well. Large yellowfin tuna and some solid wahoo are also making their presence felt while anglers chase the blues out wide. Spanish mackerel and longtail tuna up to the 20kg mark have also been encountered on the bait throughout the sailfish grounds in the gulf.

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Junior spear fisherman Jack Dandie with his weekend catch. The sails are still being found in big numbers in the gulf, though billfish anglers have been keener to get out among the big blue action. The gulf has also had some good catches of coral trout lately, especially on the vexed jigs. These jigs work well in the deeper waters for trout off the Muiron Islands and Tantabiddi side, but the reports in this week have been of trout on the smaller jigs in the gulf. Soft plastics also work well on trout in the gulf, while the everpresent trevally species tend to take a grab at these too. The west side has been a bit windy for shore-based anglers at times this week, but when you get a good window of weather combined with dawn or dusk, the results can be pleasing. When the winds are strong from the south, the best option is the tip of the cape and, though it is a bit of a walk, it is very peaceful up there and some good fishing can be had.


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

Sun 1 Time Ht

0325 0932 1525 2121

1.31 3.53 1.70 4.16

Mon 2 Time Ht

0407 1013 1607 2201

0.95 3.79 1.49 4.43

Tue 3 Time Ht

0447 1052 1648 2241

0.65 4.01 1.30 4.63

Wed 4 Time Ht

0527 1130 1729 2322

Thu 5 Time Ht

Fri 6 Time Ht

0.45 0608 0.36 0003 4.73 4.16 1209 4.25 0649 0.39 1.18 1809 1.13 1248 4.27 4.74 1852 1.16

Sat 7 Time Ht

0047 0730 1329 1937

4.61 0.53 4.21 1.27

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Cricketers have a blast Hundreds of Karratha cricket juniors flocked to Pegs Creek Oval on Wednesday to swing their bats in a series of T20 games. The T20 Blast competition ran from 6-7.30pm with much of

the fanfare of the multimillion dollar Indian Premier League, including music blaring from speakers, games played under lights and parents enjoying a community barbecue. The games also help raise

money for the young players to travel to Junior Country Week early next year. The T20 Blast competition runs every Wednesday from 6-7.30pm. For more information email

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Caitlin Bassett giving the junior netballers some pointers. The trip’s organiser Jason Pedulla, manager of operations and events for the WA Olympic Council and Commonwealth Games Australia, said it was designed to inspire local kids. “Every year we look to take elite athletes up to regional

centres and use their inspirational stories and achievements to say to the kids that at this age the world is their oyster,” he said. “They can achieve anything in sport or in life in general. Living in a remote area doesn’t need to hold you back.”

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Karratha netballers are still buzzing after Australian national player Caitlin Bassett put them through their paces at the Leisureplex earlier this month. Standing 1.92m, Bassett plays as goal shooter for the Australian Diamonds and Perth’s West Coast Fever and cut a towering figure over the region’s juniors. Yet with a beaming smile and friendly personality, she quickly won them over during her clinic. After spending an hour answering questions and putting the juniors through their drills, Bassett took another session with the region’s senior players, going through more detailed drills and techniques. Earlier, she had accompanied Olympic 400m runner Ben Offereins, BMX rider Khalen Young and javelin competitor Kim Mickle who shared stories of their journeys with students at schools in Karratha, Dampier, Wickham and Roebourne.


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Free Weekly 23 - 24 November 2013

Pros step up to the plate for Pilbara clash Hedland residents flocked to watch a rare professional-level baseball game on November 16, as Western Australia’s Perth Heat took on a USA All-Stars team in a tight, entertaining encounter. The USA All-stars eventually prevailed on the day with a hard-fought 1-0 victory. But while the home team might not have got across the line for a win, the Heat were still bowled over by the support from locals, who crowded into every vantage point at South Hedland’s Marie Marland Reserve to watch the game. The Heat and USA players also ran community and school skills clinics across two days, while a celebrity softball game and community barbecue were also popular drawcards. With thousands attending the free events, acting Tourism Minister John Day said the visit was a major boost for the Pilbara region. “To have a high-profile national team like the Perth Heat visit the Pilbara is a great achievement and our thanks go out to the team and Baseball WA,” he said. He said Pilbara baseball players were also well represented in the visit. WA’s Kennelly brothers, Sam, who this year signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Matt, a free agent previously

signed with the Atlanta Braves, and Port Hedland’s Jesse Barron and Brendan Wise were all involved in the trip. The Heat and All Stars visit was sponsored by Royalties for Regionsfunded body Eventscorp, Tourism Western Australia, the Town of Port Hedland and Fortescue Metals Group. The Heat now hope to secure ongoing funding to enable them to play an annual game in the Pilbara.

The Perth Heat vs USA All-Stars game drew a crowd in Hedland in what was a low-scoring game dominated by the pitchers.

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