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Young Aboriginal people from Roebourne and surrounding communities are reaching for the stars at work thanks to the WY Program career mentoring initiative.

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Local school students are finding out just what it takes to work at Rio Tinto after they completed work experience placements with the mining giant over the summer holidays. For the full story see page 6 Photo by Ben Leahy

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19 -trip 20 October 2013 Local photographer Geoffrey Ellis took this incredible shot of Galvins Gorge on a recent up the Gibb River Rd. “No one else was up there, it was our own personal oasis, it was perfect,” he said.

echo top shots Local photographer Matt Hutton took this picture of a typical sight in the Pilbara – an iron ore train. “This image was made up of a few exposures, one to correctly expose for the Milky Way, one for the loco and another to expose for the lights and inside the cab. This old air hangar at Roebourne’s historic airstrip Thea moon mythanks left to severe is now twisted was heap over of metal tropical cyclone Christine’s wrath. which provided some nice This picture was taken on Wednesday morning. light,” Matt said.

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Flying Foam Massacre victims remembered By Ben Leahy Members of the Pilbara’s Yaburara indigenous group are hoping to hold a ceremony next month to commemorate the massacre of up to 150 of their people on the Burrup Peninsula in 1868. The Flying Foam Massacre is thought to be one of the largest in Australia’s history, with groups of colonial settlers and pearlers hunting down Aboriginal men, women and children. Last year, the massacre was publicly commemorated for the first time as about 40 local elders, politicians and community members gathered on the Burrup for a small ceremony. Wong-goo-tt-oo elder Wilfred Hicks said a push was now on to get enough support to hold another ceremony this year, which is tentatively planned for February 23. “It is good to hold the Flying Foam Massacre ceremony again because it is promoting the history (of the region) – it is important because a lot of our people were killed there,” Mr Hicks said. “We plan to try and hold it annually from here on and last year’s (ceremony) was a great start because at least people now know about it and it is getting advertised.” The 1868 massacre has had a

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the massacres are believed to have taken place alongside the waters of King Bay in land now neighboured by Dampier Port and the Karratha gas plants. The area is also home to one

of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world, with some estimating that there are up to a million rock art engravings in the Burrup Peninsula and Dampier archipelago.

Mr Hicks wants to see the Burrup World Heritage-listed to protect its rock art and believes that the loss of the Yaburara people, who lived in that area, has hampered efforts to protect the region in the past. “The Yaburara have lost a lot of that knowledge because there are not too many older Yaburara people around to show [the next generation],” he said. “The only one left is myself that knows more about the Burrup.” While 44 per cent of the land on the Burrup Peninsula was last year converted into a national park, not all land containing rock art is protected from development. One development proposal last year sought to turn the land containing the two plaques commemorating the massacre into a quarry. But for now Mr Hicks would like to see more people show their support by coming come along to this year’s commemorative ceremony. He said more details would be released in the coming weeks and he sees it as a chance to bring local indigenous language groups, government bodies like the Shire of Roebourne and ordinary community members together. “It would be great to have everybody involved.”

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Training program offers a helping hand Tamara Binamat A training program that aims to guide Aboriginal community members from unemployment into professional careers is having more than just an effect on the participants, its impact reaches the entire community. The WY Program, run by the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation in Roebourne, engages young people from the community and mentors them in a chosen profession. The participants choose an industry that interests them and a host employer works with the WY Program to offer them a traineeship. The traineeships are hugely successful, often leading to full-time employment and a qualification. The program is funded through the North West Shelf Venture, with the support of NYFL and other Aboriginal organisations, meaning host employers are unburdened with extra wages. Zoe Shaw and Rikki Hicks, both 19, are in the current intake, and their futures already look promising with Zoe gaining full-time employment as a receptionist and Rikki on her way to securing a Certificate III in Childcare. Zoe began her traineeship as a receptionist at NYFL and after

only four months was offered a full-time role at the organisation. And in less than one year she has been promoted. Rikki was unemployed and spending her days at home in Roebourne before she started the WY Program. Now she is employed at an early learning centre in Wickham while completing her childcare qualification. Rikki said without the program, she would still be at home with nothing to do. “It gives people a good opportunity to learn about things they didn’t know about, like what types of jobs there are,” Rikki said. “And we learn a lot about responsibility.” The trainees have also been learning about money management and how to balance work and home life. ”We’ve been learning about how to budget and save money,” Rikki said. “I’ve never been able to save before.” Zoe believes unemployment would be a lot higher in Roebourne without the WY Program. “I don’t think I would have had access to these opportunities without the program because I didn’t have much experience in the workplace,” she said. “I don’t think many young people would have employment

Zoe Shaw and Rikki Hicks are role models in their community thanks to the WY Program. Photo by Tamara Binamat. without WY because it’s hard to get a job if you didn’t go to school. “Most jobs around here are on the mines but not everybody wants to work on the mines.” The program has 10 participants who will be mentored for two years. Rosie Olszewski is a counsellor for the WY Program and says the program supports young Aboriginal people who face challenges at work before they even leave their front door. “A lot of these kids have difficult situations in their life they have to deal with so there’s

a lot of things they have to overcome to get to work, to even get clothes on their back,” she said. “Family affects work life; we all know that, however in this situation the difference is quite profound. “Against all odds these girls are making progress.” And Zoe agrees. “A lot of (Aboriginal) people are frightened to talk to white people,” she said. “They don’t know how to communicate because sometimes they don’t understand what we say because we’re so used to

talking in our own way with our people. “Since WY started I feel more independent.” The WY program not only supports youth, but it also educates employers about the extra struggles Aboriginal people face. “It’s a learning curve not just for trainees but for host employers too,” said Georgia Mills, who runs the program for NYFL. “They might not necessarily have worked with Aboriginal people before or didn’t understand culture, or didn’t understand lore time.” And the success of the trainees has a flow-on effect in the community too. Since beginning her career, Zoe’s partner and mother were inspired to get a job as well. “Because of girls like Rikki and Zoe of lot more girls are coming to us and saying if these two can do it, we want to too,” Georgia said. “It sends a message to the community that no matter where you come from and no matter what you’ve been through you can still achieve in life,” Zoe said. The next intake for the WY Program is in June. For more information contact Georgia Mills at Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation on 9182 1750.

East Pilbara Update – Welcome to the heart of the Pilbara President’s Message Welcome to the first edition of the Shire of East Pilbara news update for 2014. I am excited about this year and I look forward to working with my fellow Councillors and staff at the Shire of East Pilbara as we endeavour to do our very best for the Shire and the residents we serve. For February, Newman Aquatic Centre has extended its open hours to allow shift works to use the centre before and after night shifts. The hours will be: Monday/Friday 7:00am-7:00pm Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 7:00am-8:00pm Saturday/Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm Public Holidays 10:00am – 5:00pm

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Australia Day 2014 2014 Twilight Movie Series 11 Jan - 15 March | Every Saturday from 6pm The Twilight Movie Series is back in 2014, running every Saturday from the 11th Jan - 15 March. Check out our full program with something for everyone, including exciting new block busters and some old favorites. Bring a picnic, settle in with family & friends and enjoy! Venue: Boomerang Oval Time: Arrive at 6pm, movies start at 7pm There will also be food available to purchase at the event from 6pm. SEE YOU THERE!

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Community says thanks to crews as Christine clean-up continues

To get thanks from the people who we’ve helped out is great ... if someone has had help from us and they appreciate it, a phone call to the unit or a message to one of our members goes a long way to making the group feel worthwhile

SES volunteers gather at the Karratha Tavern for a thank-you dinner and drinks evening. For more pictures of the event, turn to page 13. Photo by Tamara Binamat.

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Nearly four weeks on from severe tropical cyclone Christine ripping through the Pilbara Coast, the clean-up continues. The small towns of Wickham and Roebourne were hit hardest as the eye of the cyclone, with winds up to 200km/h, tore over the top of them on the night of December 30. Volunteer emergency crews worked from the day before the cyclone hitting and for days afterward during recovery efforts. Around two dozen SES members from Karratha were activated during TC Christine, working a roster with about 12 local firefighters and other emergency personnel. And their hard work has been acknowledged, with the Shire of Roebourne putting on a thank you ceremony at the Karratha Leisureplex on Friday, January 17, and the Karratha Tavern hosting dinner and drinks that same evening for volunteers. Donna Walker, media liaison officer for the State Emergency Service in Karratha, said the recognition goes a long way. “It’s such a rarity to get this kind of support,” she said. “We’ve had it today from the shire and tonight from this local business, which is fantastic. “To get thanks from the people who we’ve helped out is great, it’s not often that we get that sort of feedback. “So if someone has had help from us and they appreciate it, a phone call to the unit or a message to one of our members goes a

long way to making the group feel worthwhile.” And it’s not just the people wearing the “jaffa suits” who are being commended, but the families and employers of the volunteers, too. The volunteers’ family homes were tended to well after the rest of the community was cleared up, and employers let their staff off to attend training or recovery work. “Certainly the support from employers this time around has been great,” Donna said. “We’ve had seven of the 24 mentioned who needed to have time off work to fulfil commitments out in the field and the bosses were more than willing to let them go. “Employers have the long-term view that letting staff off for training on a chainsaw course or rescue course (is) going to pay dividends down the track when the town has to deal with situations like this.” The SES is a volunteer organisation designed to help WA communities in the planning, prevention, response and recovery phases of emergencies and disasters. And like SES units everywhere, Karratha’s group always appreciates getting a bit of extra help from the community. “We are volunteers and thin on the ground, so all self-help initiated by the community was much appreciated,” Donna said. “We admire the spontaneous voluntary efforts of neighbours to help each other out.” To support the Karratha SES unit or for more information about becoming a volunteer, call 9144 1848 or head to karrathases.org.au.


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Students train up with Rio By Ben Leahy It is not just fulltime careers with Rio Tinto that are in high demand – winning a place on the giant miner’s annual work experience program can be just as tough. This year, about 150 Shire of Roebourne school students applied for the program with just over half gaining the chance to

undertake two weeks paid work in assistant tradesperson and admin roles. The students worked in one of 15 different departments at Rio Tinto worksites at Parker Point, Intercourse Island, 7 Mile and Cape Lambert. Student Daniel Baguley, who wants to pursue a career in engineering, took up

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I wanted to be an electrician before I did the vocation work, but now I have changed my mind and I want to be a fitter ... it is more handson and interesting than electrician work a two-week role in December helping Rio Tinto’s railway division increase the fuel efficiency of its trains. “Since they have so many trains that burn

through so much fuel they have to improve the efficiency of their trains and drivers,” he said. “I was working on spreadsheets and

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exercise) for the company, it also helps the environment.” Daniel also sees Rio Tinto as a potential employer once he graduates. “It is not just for the money, you also get good work experience from the program,” he said. “When there was a break in the work, I would be able to go visit other people as well. So I met engineers and people who do field work, which is good because I got to see how engineers do their work.” Fortunately for Daniel’s future prospects, his manager at Rio Tinto, Emma Green from the railway division’s document control, was so impressed by his work that she invited him back for a second two weeks of work experience this month. Karratha High Year 11 student Ben Mills was another to benefit from his two weeks working in Rio’s rolling stock maintenance workshop at Karratha’s 7 Mile site.

There he helped company employees repair the locomotives that pull huge iron ore loads. “I wanted to be an electrician before I did the vocation work, but now I have changed my mind and I want to be a fitter because I liked the fitting work at Rio,” Ben said. “You open the locomotive engines and change fuel pumps and maintain them – it is more hands-on and interesting than electrician work.” Ben and Daniel said the two weeks of work experience also helped them prepare for the demands of entering the professional workforce. To work on Rio Tinto sites, they had to ensure they had full protective clothing, pass drug and alcohol tests and complete several induction courses. Sarah Biggs from recruiting agency Skilled Group managed the selection and work experience program for Rio and encouraged students, who missed out in 2013 to apply again this year.


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Red Dog Festival returns By Ben Leahy Residents and visitors to the Pilbara will again be able to bike, hike and swim their way through the region as the Red Dog Festival returns for its second year. Member for the Pilbara Brendon Grylls will head up a festival launch party on February 3 with the event itself to take place over the WA Day long weekend from May 30 to June 1. Inspired by the adventures of Red Dog as he wandered the Pilbara in the 1970s, the festival centrepiece will again be the Red Dog Relay, in which teams race through a 350km loop from Dampier to the Millstream Chichester National Park. The relay will require competitors to complete eight stages, including run, bus, 4WD, mountain bike, walk, swim, road bike and paddle legs. The community will also be able to take part in the festival welcome and closing parties, featuring live music and a return of the event’s dog show where the Pilbara’s best Red Dog lookalike will be crowned. Event director Peter McKay said he received positive feedback from last year’s festival, despite it nearly drowning under unseasonably heavy rain and winds. “It was the worst weather in 27 years in the Pilbara and all the locals have said to me that it’ll never happen again, so

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hopefully we won’t have that issue,” Mr McKay said. “There was an overwhelmingly positive response in 2013 … and this year we are seeking similar if not greater levels of support and participation from Pilbara residents.” Mr McKay said while the basic format of the festival remained the same, there were several refinements that would be announced on February 3. One difference is that Rio Tinto, the Shire of Roebourne and the state government’s Eventscorp have all come on board as sponsors. As a result, Mr McKay said one of the major changes this year is a new push to attract more people from outside the region to enter the relay. “We have a big focus on getting teams from Perth and the South-West areas to come up to Karratha for the event,” Mr McKay said. “It is about attracting people to the Pilbara to see parts of the Pilbara that they probably don’t even know about or haven’t seen before.” Mr McKay said due to the cost of flying to the Pilbara and finding accommodation, the event would especially appeal to corporate teams from across the state. Early bird registrations for the festival open on February 3. Visit reddogfestival. com.au.

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KARRATHA The Inclusive School Holiday Program is set for a bumper year with a list of events scheduled for the school holidays throughout January. Late last year, this program was announced as the winner of the Child Safety Program & Partnership Award at the Constable Care Child Safety Awards, further highlighting the success this program has delivered to the Karratha community. This month, participants will be able to try their hand at activities such as swimming, theatre workshops, basketball, tee-ball, dance and lawn bowls. All members of the community are encouraged to get involved regardless of age, ability level or past experience. All activities are free and food and drink is provided. To register or obtain more information, contact Rebecca at karrathainclusive@ gmail.com or call 9144 2429. Baseball When: 3-5pm, Tuesday, January 28 Where: Bulgarra Oval

capture the flag and many more fun indoor games Community garden workshop When: 10am-noon, Tuesday, January 28 Tie-dye T-shirts When: 2-4pm, Tuesday, January 28 What: Bring something white to dye Mini golf and sports When: 10am-noon, Wednesday, January 29 Where: Karratha Leisureplex Pool and aqua run When: 2-4pm, Wednesday, January 29 Where: Karratha Leisureplex Fitness games workshop When: 10am-noon, Thursday, January 30 Mini golf/sports When: 10am-noon, Wednesday, January 29 Where: Karratha Leisureplex

Lawn bowls When: 9-11am, Friday, January 31 Where: Dampier Bowls Club

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KARRATHA LEISUREPLEX Holiday activities for children 6 to 12 years old from 1-5pm every weekday. Places limited and bookings are essential – contact 9186 8556 or leisureplex@ roebourne.wa.gov.au.

Where: Drop off and pick up at The Youth Shed.

Fun, fit food When: Tuesday, January 28 What: Don’t miss out on this incredibly popular day. Join the fitness team by getting stuck into some boxing and fitness circuits. Learn some cool moves with Zumba and make some yummy healthy food with centre nutritionist April Butt.

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What: Head on down to the Youth Shed for some indoor play, rock wall fun and extreme laser tag. Don’t forget to wear closed-in shoes and socks. Cost: $5 Pool-a-Palooza When: Thursday, January 30 What: Enjoy what the Leisureplex has to offer on Pool-aPalooza day. Relax in the pool with your mates or have some fun on the splash pad and aqua run. All children receive a sausage sizzle and icy pole.

Hawaiian luau disco party When: Friday, January 31 What: Come dressed in your favourite Hawaiian or summertime clothes and dance the afternoon away at the Leisureplex Beach Party. Bring a plate of nut-free healthy food to share. PORT HEDLAND Turtle Talk Care for Hedland are conducting a school holiday program for kids until January 30. Anyone is welcome to come along and all activities are free. Activities will include marine biologist for a morning, eco art and craft, treasure hunt and a puppet show. For more information

please contact Jasmine Rowe at turtle@ careforhedland.org.au or 0447 907 661. WICKHAM Wickham Youth Group is offereing a school holiday program. Children under eight years old need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. If swimming, children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Must wear appropriate swimwear. More information: wyg.kirsty@gmail.com or call 0497 686 044. Pimp my bike When: 10am-noon and 2-4pm, Tuesday, January 28 What: Bring down your bike or scooter and funk it up.

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cutting-edge documentaries that surprise, enthuse, provoke and capture the essence of life as a contemporary Aboriginal youth in Western Australia will be completed. ScreenWest chief executive Ian Booth said the new initiative aims to unearth the next generation of indigenous filmmakers and bring their stories on to the screen. “This is a great opportunity to attract and develop the filmmaking skills of WA’s indigenous youth, following the success of the ABC and ScreenWest’s previous short-film development and production initiatives Deadly Yarns and the Seasons series.” ABC head of indigenous Sally Riley said the series was an opportunity for new filmmakers to surprise

audiences, and urged applicants to come along with strong concepts that challenge and provoke. “We’re really excited to be working with ScreenWest again on a series that will push the boundaries of documentary filmmaking. Basically no subject is off limits,” she said. Selected applicants, who do not need any previous experience in film but must be interested in pursuing a filmmaking career, will attend a five-day development workshop to hone the concept of their documentary and develop storytelling and filmmaking skills. After the development stage, ABC and ScreenWest will select seven documentaries to go into production, intended for broadcast on ABC2. Stories must be told in the first person, but can be about the filmmaker themselves, or another exceptional, unusual and inspiring young individual. The closing date for submitting story ideas is Monday, February 10, and applicants must be able to attend the development workshop in Perth the week of February 24-28 and be ready for production from March 31 to June 9. For more information on the initiative and application details check out screenwest. wa.gov.au.

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Karratha’s Damian Long stars in festive farce Former Karratha resident Damian Long is giving the traditional December Christmas and Christmas in July the flick – he’s opted for Christmas in February instead.

He’s appearing in Season’s Greetings, Limelight Theatre’s first production of the year, a black and farcical comedy about a dysfunctional family Christmas. Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Gordon Park, the play is set in 1980 over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in an average English suburban house. It features a high-stakes game of snakes and ladders, bungled infidelity beneath the Christmas tree, lots of drunken antics and bad cooking. Presiding over the festivities are two warring uncles – one is a kindly but incompetent doctor with a dreaded yearly puppet show while the other is a paranoid ex-security guard who loves all forms of violence. Long plays Clive, a divorced author who has found moderate success with his first novel. “He is brought along to the family Christmas by Rachel because he has been staying with her recently, as friends,” the former Karratha Senior High School student said. “But Clive finds himself a

little out of his depth over the course of this play, meeting, getting to know and betraying the family.” The role held two main challenges for Long. “Strangely, one of them is learning all the one to two-word lines,” he said. “So many of my lines are ‘hello’ or ‘no’ or similar. “And at the end of act two, I have a very full-on love scene – I’ve kissed on stage before but it’s never been something as intense as this.” First performing at school (and also appearing in a toy commercial), Long started with Geraldton’s Theatre 8 in 2011, performing in Deadwood Dick and Pajama Tops. Since moving to Perth, he has worked backstage at Playlovers on Nevermore and The Producers and as stage manager for the musical Curtains. “I met director Gordon Park at a showing of Limelight Theatre’s Lost in Yonkers, where I was asked to come along to a read-through of Season’s Greetings,” Long said. “On reading the script, what I found likeable about Clive was the combination of him being quaint, witty, bashful, angry and frigid – all at different parts of the play.” More information about Season’s Greetings can be found at limelighttheatre.com.

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Serves: 6 Preparation time: 8 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes INGREDIENTS 1.5kg lamb leg, boned and butterflied 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tbsp chopped capers Grated rind and juice of one small lemon 1 tbsp olive oil Freshly ground pepper and salt Salad, to serve METHOD Preheat the barbecue to 200ºC ensuring the burners are set at medium. Combine the parsley, capers, rind, juice and oil and then rub over the lamb. Season with pepper and salt. Place the lamb in the centre of the barbecue, skin side up. Turn the burners directly under the lamb off. The remaining burners are left on to conduct and circulate the heat around the lamb. Close the lid and cook for 25 minutes per 500g for a medium result (see tips, below). Test to see if it’s done to your liking using tongs on the thickest part of the meat. Rare is soft when pressed, medium is springy and well done is very firm. Remove lamb, cover loosely with foil and rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve the lamb with salad. n As a general guide, cook meat at 200ºC for 20 mins per 500g for rare, 25 mins per 500g for medium. Cooking to no more than medium will keep all the meat juicy. n You’ll find a butterflied lamb leg has an uneven thickness, so the thinner parts will cook faster than the thicker parts, which naturally means some will be cooked a

little more, some a little less. A good thing if your guests like varying doneness. n Cooking a lamb roast in a covered barbecue is just a little different to the way you’d cook it in your oven. You use indirect cooking to roast the lamb, which simply means there is no heat directly under the meat as it cooks.

Lamb chops with grilled capsicum salad Serves: 4 Preparation time: 8 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Moonrise Cinema, Karratha, 7.30pm, for more details call 9186 8653 or email events@roebourne.wa.gov.au Twilight Movies Series, Boomerang Oval, Newman, opens 6pm, movie starts 7pm, food available for purchase Free Roll Poker, Ibis Styles Saloon Bar, Karratha, 3pm for first hand at 3.30pm, early bird bonus and rewards, early bird registration 2pm, beginners welcome Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, Karratha Rec Club, from 8pm, buy-in minimum $100, max $500 SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 AUSTRALIA DAY Karratha Leisurplex Australia Day celebration, come and celebrate from 4-7pm with an Aussie Bakery barbecue, live music, kids activities and more. The event will finish with a fireworks display Blue Shaddy Duo, South Hedland Australia Day celebrations, 7.10-8pm, Wanangkuru Stadium Port Hedland Soroptimist International Australia Day Breakfast, Ocean Room at Ibis Styles, Port Hedland, 7.4510.30am, $25 for adults and $20 for children

INGREDIENTS 12 lamb loin chops 1 large red capsicum, cut into thick strips 1 large green capsicum, cut into thick strips 1 large yellow capsicum, cut into thick strips 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 10 basil leaves, roughly torn METHOD Brush or spray the lamb chops lightly with oil and then season with salt and pepper. Preheat the grill or barbecue to moderately hot. Cook lamb on one side until moisture appears on top. Turn with tongs and cook until done to your liking. Turn the lamb once only. Test for doneness with tongs. Rare is soft when pressed, medium is springy and well done is very firm. Cover lamb loosely with foil and rest it for 2-3 minutes before serving. While the lamb is resting, cook the capsicum strips on the barbecue for a minute on each side. Put the strips into a bowl with the oil, vinegar and basil leaves. Serve lamb with the grilled capsicum salad.

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Tom Price’s Aussie Day Barbecue Brekkie and Boat Regatta, 8-11am at the Vic Hayton Memorial Swimming Pool, Tom Price, entry and breakfast is free and the whole family can enjoy a 100-percent-handmade-boat regatta, a giant thong race, a basketball competition and water games for

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n Take the lamb from the fridge about 10 minutes before cooking to ensure it cooks more evenly and browns better.

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The Hedland community has embraced first aid with St John Ambulance WA delivering training to almost every student in the district. St John North West regional manager Wil White said he was delighted that so many young people had taken part in the free training program. “This surge in interest in First Aid Focus, our schools-based first aid program, resulted in 1800 students being trained in Port and South Hedland schools,” he said. “The response we’ve had from these schools has been really positive – the teachers, students and parents have all been very supportive,” he said. Last year St John provided this training to more than 100,000 schoolchildren – the first time this number has ever been achieved. First Aid Focus provides students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with essential skills to respond to emergency situations such as dialling 000 and providing vital information or performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Mr White said First Aid Focus was part of the organisation’s mission to ensure at least one person in every Western Australian household was trained in first aid. “Our First Aid Focus delivers tailored first aid courses to students of all ages,” he said. “More than 300,000 students have received first aid training under the program since it began in 2009 and we are keen to see it rolled out to more schools across Western Australia.” For more information about the course visit stjohnambulance.com.au/ firstaidfocus.

Shane Beal lost a quarter of his bodyweight during the 12-week Tastelife challenge. Below, the Tastelife relay was one of many ways challenge participants got active.

Tom Price worker Shane Beal has won a holiday to Fiji after he lost a quarter of his bodyweight during a weight loss challenge involving more than 600 Pilbara workers. Mr Beal dropped 26.7kg in 12 weeks as part of a challenge involving employees of ESS Support Services Worldwide, a company operating mining accommodation camps for flyin, fly-out workers. Mr Beal said the excess kilos had been piling on since he started shift work a few years ago, but that the weight loss challenge had given him the inspiration to change his ways. “The 12 Week Tastelife Weight Loss Challenge gave me plenty of support and motivation to do something about it,” Mr Beal said. And he was not alone, as ESS employees across Western Australia and Queensland lost a combined 4.5 tonnes of weight this year. Catherine Walker, the national manager for Tastelife, ESS’s partner in the challenge, said 2013 had produced the best results yet. “(Last) year we had the most (ESS work sites) participate, the most people and the most weight lost ever,” Ms Walker said. “We’ve now lost a total [of] 17,000kg of weight over the past nine years and we’ve come a long way in helping fly-in-flyout workers to live healthier lives.” Ms Walker said the challenge was designed to educate and

pilbaraecho mums & bubs Madison Victoria Smith January 7 Parents Tara Staley and Greg Smith would like to introduce their new baby daughter Madison Victoria Smith. She was born at 10.25pm on January 7, 2014 at Nickol Bay Hospital, weighing 9lb 4oz and measuring 54cm. Mum and Dad send a big thank you to the maternity department at the hospital for all their help and support.

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2 bedroom 1 bathroom duplex for rent in Millers Well with large back yard and pets are allowed. $700 per week Phone Charmaine 0400 743 948 24FT 2003 Jayco caravan for rent, parked in secure area, private driveway, close to town centre, completely self contained, 2 air conditioners, $300 p/w plus power. For information call 0409 209 534 BRAND new furnished, one bed apartment in Bulgarra. Storage and covered car space available $650/wk. Contact owner direct 0431 503 481

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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 airconditioned granny flat & third bathroom. Fully retic’d gardens. Available December $1,450/week. Phone 0438 418 009 E: ktawgrass@hotmail. com

FREE CLASSIFIEDS HOUSE 4x2 plus study available 1st week of March in Karratha. Property is not even a year old! Located on Bayton Drive, Baynton West. Modern, spacious with good size back yard and boat space. $1400 per week. Long term lease option available. Please call Zak on 0420 211 111 for further info. KARRATHA. NOT A PARTY HOUSE. Large fully furnished room with TV, QB, Air Con, Tallboy and loads more. Looking for single female who is working fulltime. $300 per week includes ALL BILLS. 0439 406 155

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L E A S E H O L D luxurious apartment in Kuta Bali $125,000. Perfect for frequent travellers to Bali to live in, fully furnished, AC, roof top pool, balcony, kitchen area. Also 10 year studio $40,000 fully furnished, AC, balcony. Email bbow78@hotmail.com for details MOTORHOME, new appliances, Qbed. A/C, D/W. Fat.TV. W/M. Shower, toilet, D.B.Q area. 400pw, Ph 0419 922 702 ROOM for rent in Bulgarra.$350 pw. Rent includes water, gas, Foxtel HDIQ in room and wifi. House has underground pool with spa. On quiet street. Clean and friendly housemate wanted. Please call or text 0405 842 248. ROOM for rent. House located in centre of town so close to shops. $300 for single or $400 for couple + 1/3 power. Contact Brad 0429 937 870 ROOM/S for rent Baynton Karratha. Split system A/C, bills shared. Single male, female and couples welcome. 300pw or 220 if 2 rooms filled. Call or text Benji on 0423 741 914

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SINGLE Female/ Male 36 plus. Room available in clean and tidy house, must be working and like dogs. Outdoor smoking, TV, Wireless, large a/g pool $350 pw. The right place for the right person, Ktha, 0409 852 931. SINGLE Female/ Male 36 plus. Room available in clean and tidy house, must be working and like dogs. Outdoor smoking, TV, Wireless, large a/g pool $350pw. The right place for the right person, Ktha, 0409 852 931. UNIT available, 1 bedroom fully furnished, bi-folding doors overlooking pool. Very private, has its own laundry, Foxtel, split AC and outside area. Baynton KTA. $670 p/w, bills included, no pets contact 0400 413 758 accommodation ~~ACCOMODTION WANTED wanted A1 Mature couple available for short or long term house sitting . Very experienced with pets, pools & gardens. We have full time jobs and live in Karratha. Both non smokers. Ph 0410 020 386

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Holiday Rambler Crown Imperial 35

Local Workers Accommodation 20 beds available at a discounted rate in CBD of Karratha

Please contact MB: 0499 999 571 or MB: 0428 157 600

Ex cond. Chev 454 Auto, LPG/Petrol, 8Kva gen. awning. sleeps 6, 2 A/C, HWS (LPG). New 6.3 cub/ft F/freeze. M/w. Pantry. Shower/bath, flush toilet. Fresh, grey, black tanks. Many other features. $90,000 neg. robin.e.l.richardson@gmail.com 0413 188 157

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CHOOSE the housesitters you can TRUST! Experienced housesitters for KTA area since 2010. Enjoy caring for pets, pools, & plants. Reliable working couple, Police-Clearanced, with References, & have looked after 40+ homes. *Available from MARCH-2014*. Em: DMHSS@outlook.com Ph:0457 230 691 MATURE nonsmoking female Housesitter available mid Feb onwards. Local refs available, plants, pets, airport pickup/ drop off Karratha 0413 570 185 ~~BABIES ~~BOATINGboating DINGHY Topper with 9.9 motor $650 ph 0488 164 119 ~~CAMPING & OUTDOORScaravans CARAVANS x2 for sale. $1500 & $2500. Both in good cond. And with A/C, Fridge etc. KTA 0417 761 496 to arrange view. After hrs only. Great for backyard to reduce rent. I will deliver.

NEED CHEAP A C C O M M O D AT I O N selling 18”” AIR CONDITIONED”” Kooee Caravan $7,950 with full canvas annex. See my advert on Gumtree for full details and photo’s. Can help with delivery if you pay expenses .Contact Dawn on 08 9301 5752 or 0410 484 093. SUPREME Territory Semi off road 2007 18FT like new condition. Double bed, combined shower/ toilet, gas/elect hot water system, 4 burner gas stove, 150lt fridge freezer, solar, roll out awning. Plus heaps more. PHONE 0458 532 978 MANDURAH. VISCOUNT Caravan 1981, 16 foot with extendable roof/pop top. Oldie but goodie. Registered. Double bed plus 2 bunks, dining area, fridge, stove. All covers and screens in good condition. $3200 ono. Call 0438 924 842 clothing alterations

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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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C L E A N E R AVAILABLE. Experience cleaning lady is looking houses for clean, available in Karratha , hardworking, honest & reliable, floors, walls, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, ironing, full house cleaning for inspections, $35 per hour make your appointment now calling to 0437 785 556 DREAM Cleaning & Property Maintenance, local people, friendly service, domestic, & commercial all areas. Please phone Peter 0417 188 041 HOUSE cleaner available for domestic cleaning,min of 2 hrs @ 30 hr ph liz 0400 414 140 ~~ENGAGEMENTS for rent

A Class 1 Bed Unit Fully Furn in Baynton Area. Swim Pool, Private out door Gazebo looking over Pool, Parking, Foxtel, AC, All Bills Incl $650wk, 2 wks Bond, no pets. No contract, ph 0404240297. 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 now $1,450/ week. Phone 0438 418 009 E: ktawgrass@ hotmail.com GRANNY Flat available in Karratha, self-contained, fully furnished, quiet neighbourhood ideal for couples $450 per week all bills included (reasonable power bill) please call anytime 0455 139 383 GRANNY flat to let fully furnished air con close suit single FIFO worker. Northern Suburbs Perth. 6161 9258 LARGE furnished room in modern house for rent, Baynton. Includes BIR, WIFI, Foxtel, pool, cleaner and gardener. Real easy going house mates. Single $350 Double $450. Call 0431 612 219

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MODERN High Quality Serviced 1 Bed Apartment. Fully furn & equip! Self contained, Bed, Bath, Kitch/ Living, Laund & private outdoor undercover entertainment area, 2off street car parks! Cleaning, Internet, Foxtel & all bills included! $780 pw No Lease or setup costs, great value Ph: Rod 0416 207 138 ROOM for rent Bulgarra clean & comfy free WIFI. 250 a week till mate moves out (end of month) then will go up o 305 a week plus power house has splits, power is kept low must have full time job Cody 0407 568 273 SHARE furnished 3 x 2 home millars well. Split syst airc all rooms. $375pw call 0411 149 079 TAMBREY Estate 4x2, $1150pw, avail Mar 1. Call Craig 0427 521 242 ~~FOR SALE for sale

BAR Stools x2 (wood/ reed) selling both for $60 phone 0421 506 268 Kta CABINET Machinery for sale. Fully Equipped workshop. Option to continue with leasing. Excising premise if required. $120,000.00 ono Phone Terry on 0407 982 146 COFFEE Table (dark Glass) $50 phone 0421 506 268 Kta COUCH 3+2 seater G/ condition selling both for $100 phone 0421 506 268 FAUX leather chairs V/G Condition (black) selling $60 each or buy both for $100 phone 0421 506 268 GOLF bag Kahma ( Rack for Irons ) as new $150.00 KTA Tony 0417 242 269 KING single bed with pine headboard. Bed and mattress in excellent condition, $300. Location Karratha. Ph. 0427 475 993

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LARGE indoor/outdoor Storage $70 phone 0421 506 268 LARGE potted plants cheap to a good loving home tel. 9144 1648 Karratha MOBILE Scaffold, 2x 4.8mtr high complete sets with many extras. Suit local contractor. Well over $9000 worth of gear. Selling for $3000. Arrange a viewing 0417 761 496. Have a trailer to add to the deal for transport if required. KTA, will deliver. PERSIAN rugs, fine to super fine.Handmade in Iran. Inspect in the privacy of your own home.Phone Malcolm on 0427 777 060. PORTABLE Robe V/G condition $70 phone 0421 506 268 POTTED Plants - large pots, mixed plants, very healthy condition. Proceeds to charity, 9159 0088 RIVERINA Pool 7m X 3.6m Delivered within Karratha with all equipment. New kit you install $22000 Phone Will 0419 916 113 TABLE Tennis complete, Canoe, Surf ski, outdoor setting, 2 & 3 seater lounge, clothing & shoes, bread-maker, juicer and more. Ph: 0418 903 001

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TV Unit/ Display (wood) x2 $150 and $70 respectively phone 0421 506 268 Kta WASHING Machine ( Haier)used only few times $300 ONO phone 0421 506 268 ~~FOUND garage sale ~~GARAGE SALE FULL house of furniture to be sold. Contact Peter 0408 402 121 ~~IN MEMORIUM estate ~~REAL real ESTATE BUY off the plan from the owner - One bed apartment, covered car space and storage in South Hedland. Available February. Phone 0431 503 481. HOUSE for sale or for investor.In Dawesville near Manduarah as new 4x2 house with fam / games /dinning/home theatre. Double lock up garage. Reverse cycle air con. Large kitchen with top quality fittings throughout house. Has low care gardens $340000 ono call 0424 342 332 for more information

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SPECIAL MEMBERS MEETING & AGM Mawarnkarra Health Service will be holding a Special Members meeting at 10am followed by the AGM at 12pm , will be held at Mawarnkarra Health Service 20 Sholl Street Roebourne on the 18th of February 2014 . IT WILL BE MEMBERS INVITE ONLY

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BMW 1989 Manual Sedan, black, a/c, new battery licensed good condition $3500 ono Ph 0418 903 001 CHEV corvette collectors edition 1982, 350 cross-fire injection t700 auto. Lhd ex. Original cond. hrough-out. $35,000.00 Ph. Colin 9622 3888. Will refund air fare to buyer. Car at Tyrepower, Northam. FORD Falcon BA XR6 Ute, 2003. Auto, A/C, 135000kms, good condition. $9,000. Phone 0409 890 453 or 0418 549 214 (HEDLAND) HOLDEN Omega Commodore 2006. Great condition, A/C, new low profile tyres, long rego, never skips a beat. $11,000. Call 0431 612 219 HOLIDAY Rambler Crown Imperial 35. Ex cond. Chev 454 Auto, LPG/Petrol, 8Kva gen. Awning. Sleeps 6, 2 A/C, HWS (LPG). New 6.3 cub/ft F/freeze. M/w. Pantry. Shower/bath, flush toilet. Fresh, grey, black tanks. Many other features. $90,000 neg. robin.e.l.richardson@ gmail.com , 0413 188 157 HONA 1988 Gl 1500 Clean title runs and looks excellent, never been down only 10 k miles, please am not trading for anything . Only cash. If interested contact ivancruz1970@ gmail.com

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HSV Maloo 2011, Series 3 R8 6spd man, red for sale. Immac cond, only 26k kms, FSH & balance warranty. PERTH 0439 791 382 $49,500 ONO. View more details on Carsales website & enter rego 1DSK897 MAZDA 3 Neo Sedan, 2006, Manual, silver, 70,000 km’s, regularly serviced, Ktha area, 0429 231 798, $11,000 ONO MAZDA3 2010 Neo. Rego till April, Excellent condition inside and out. Windows have been tinted along with all standards. 44000kms. Regretful Sale, selling as upgraded to accommodate for our growing family $15,000 ONO. Contact Taela 0439 004 102 SUBARU Impreza RS 2008, 98,000kms, 4 x new low profile tyres, Rego - May 2014, Manual, $17000. Erin 0417 817 170 TOYOTA Land Cruiser 2000, 100 series GXL, Silver 190000km, Auto, LPG/Petrol 8 Seater black leather interior 2”” lift, roof rack, side steps. Great condition, rego until May 2014 $21000 Ono 0423 789 557 or 0409 072 827. TOYOTA Landcruiser 2005 dual cab, 4.2ltr diesel, turbo, dual tanks, batteries,12000lb winch, 2 1/2 inch lift kit,226kms great cond $28,000 ph 0408 478 468 TOYOTA Rav 4 ‘98 fresh from Perth; 280k excellent condition. $5300 ono.ph 91897034. Wittenoom ~~WANTED

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Maintenance Contracts The Western Australian Housing Authority (Department of Housing) is procuring Head Contractor services to manage a range of maintenance categories including reactive, vacated, cyclical and optional quoted works for the Department’s housing portfolio. A Non-Mandatory Tender Briefing Session for potential Head Contracting companies will be held on 30th January, 2014 in Port Hedland. The Session will be conducted between 9.00 am and 11.00 am on the date above. For registration, venue location and to nominate who will be attending, tenderers must contact the Contact Officer at headmaintenancecontract@housing.wa.gov.au no later than 29 January 2014 to nominate persons to attend.

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Maintenance Person Required White Card, ABN and own Insurance necessary. Experienced in all aspects of property repairs and maintenance. Able to work independently.

Phone Rob on 0418920612

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All enquiries to Colvyn Andre on 0407 420 673

Information sessions will be held throughout north Western Australia for Subcontractors on the following dates and locations: 30th January, 2014 – Port Hedland 3rd February, 2014 – Geraldton 5th February, 2014 – Kununurra 6th February, 2014 – Broome For registration, location and times Subcontractors must contact the Contact Officer at headmaintenancecontract@housing.wa.gov.au no later than the day before the date of the relevant Information session. The tender documentation can be found at www.tenders.wa.gov.au, reference number HOU3907813.

Local Area Coordinator Operations Directorate Web Search No: 99003920 Level/Salary: L4/5 $70,820 to $87,070 pro rata pa PSGOGA (Permanent part-time) You will assist people with a disability and their families to plan, organise and access supports and services which enhance their participation in and contribution to their local community.

Government of Western Australia

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The Western Australian Housing Authority (Department of Housing) is procuring Head Contractor Services to manage a range of maintenance categories including reactive, vacated, cyclical and optional quoted works for the Department’s housing portfolio.

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A leading Building Products and Hardware outlet in Karratha require a full time Customer Service Officer to join the team.

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Housing Services Team Leader Pool Service Delivery

For Specific Inquiries: Please contact Madge Mohi, Area Manager on 9143 1750.

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Level/Salary: Level 5, $78,782 - $87,070 pa PSGOGA + Super

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This position Manages the coordination and delivery of quality housing services through supervising and providing leadership to an allocated number of Housing Services Officers.

Your can-do attitude, safety focus and passion for great service will be rewarded with excellent benefits and conditions. Talented and motivated team members can expect their careers to flourish with ESS, one of the world’s most recognised remote support services brands. We are recruiting now for stand out Gardening Service professionals to join our local business. To be considered for interview you must possess the following:

• WA Manual Drivers Licence • Ability to provide Australian work rights • Recent experience working the Hospitality industry • Proven experience working in the position applied for. • Must be willing to undergo a full pre-employment medica • The following credentials will be highly regarded; MSIC, White Card, RIO Inductions This position is local hire only with no accommodation supplied. Please email resumes to essnyflpilbara.admin@site.compass-group.com.au We are located in the LIA at LOT 2517 Pemberton Way, Karratha 6714 Phone: 9185 3145

To Access Detailed Information: jobs.wa.gov. au and key in the Web Search No.HOU0714 to access detailed information or Ph: (08) 6318 8917 to be mailed an information pack. For Specific Inquiries: Please contact Neila Penny on (08) 9160 2842. Location: Pilbara & Kimberley Closing Date: Monday, 10 February 2014 at 9.00pm.

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Supply of Oils & Lubricants Closes 31 January 2014 Mermaid Marine Australia Limited (MMA) is seeking expressions of interest from suitable suppliers for the delivery of lubricants and oils along with associated services for our operations in Dampier, Western Australia. The opportunity to supply will likely include: 70,000litres (approx.) BP VANELLUS MULTIFLEET per annum 20,000litres (approx.) BP VANELLUS C3 MONO 30/40 per annum 15,000litres (approx.) BP BARTRAN HV32/HV46/HV68/HV100 per annum 20,000litres (approx.) BP GR-XP (Gear Oil) per annum 2500KG (approx.) BP ENERGREASE / CASTROL EPL2 per annum Other lubricants and oils as required

thinking “We’re about marketing… ” Damien, Client Service Representative

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.

It is expected that a successful tender would include provision for a defined inventory holding in Dampier / Karratha area (as ‘vendor-held stock’ or other similar arrangement). Tenderers will be required to offer support services such as: As the first point of contact within the business the successful applicant will …let’s start withadvice and support, recycling / container and drum return, delivery of products to Technical product “ assist clients in determining their business needs, proposing the appropriate MMA / Mermaid Distribution Centre, Dampier a Marketing Health Check. ” solution to meet those needs and then utilise their graphic design skills to Damien, Client Service Representative implement the solution. Should you wish to be included in the tenderers list, please contact (via email): Jim Atkinson To be successful in this role you will need to display a positive, Procurement and Supply Chain Manager outgoing attitude, exceptional communication skills and an ability Mermaid Marine Australia Limited to handle a varied workload. Ideally the successful candidate jim.atkinson@mma.com.au will have at least 2 years graphic design experience within Please enter “Expressions Of Interest - Supply of Oils & Lubricants” and your company name in the the print industry. subject line of your email. If you believe you are the right candidate for this role please forward your resume and any supporting design samples to: Mermaid Marine Australia Ltd Snap Pilbara arichardson@pilbara.snap.com.au or drop in and meet the team at 18 Hedland Place, Karratha.

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Bluewater Tackle Exmouth Fishing Report By Jenni Gates

The green mud crab is the most common species in the Pilbara. Photo by the Department of Fisheries

Catching crabs By the Department of Fisheries This month we takes a closer look at mud crabs – an animal prized by recreational fishers for its impressive size and delicious taste. In WA mud crabs are found from Shark Bay in the south to the Northern Territory border. There are two different, albeit very similar looking, species of mud crab. Green mud crabs (Scylla serratta) can grow up to 300mm in shell width and 2.5kg. The brown mud crab (Scylla olivacea) can grow up to 150mm in shell width and 1.5kg. “Despite their names, they don’t actually look green and brown,” Fisheries and Marine officer Joanne Johnson said. “The names were originally used to reflect the types of environments they were thought to prefer”. “Due to quite different sizes at maturity, the legal minimum

size limit for each species is different. “For this reason fishers need to be able to tell them apart.” Green mud crabs have a minimum legal size of 150mm whereas brown mud crabs have minimum legal size of 120mm. There is a combined daily bag limit of five crabs. Crabs can be caught using a baited drop net or by hooking them out of their burrow. Although traps are available to purchase in many stores, using them is prohibited in WA waters. Fishers can get up to speed with the recreational fishing rules by reading the Recreational fishing guide 2014 before they go fishing. Copies are available from your local Department of Fisheries office, participating retail outlets or from fish.wa.gov.au. Anyone observing illegal fishing activity should report it to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 815 507.

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Emma Newton with her first blue marlin and her proud father Ross, Skipper of Reel Teaser. tournament this year, make sure it is Gamex, which is an event not to be missed. The gulf shoreline has had plenty of rays cruising the flats lately. As they mud-up the ocean floor, small creatures get stirred up and float in the surrounding water. This creates attention from predatory fish such as trevally, queenfish and snub-nosed dart, and one angler has been catching these fish using prawns this week. However, the snubbies are very flighty and finicky and challenging to catch. They are also a prized catch for fly-fishing anglers. These fish are not good eating and we recommend treating them carefully, using barbless hooks and minimising

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their time out of the water so you can successfully release them. The west side has been a lot cooler than the gulf side lately and Sandy Bay has been a popular place for people walking the shoreline with a rod in hand and some lures. Small trevally, queenfish, cod, dart and spanglies can be caught along this shoreline, and we always recommend having a squid jig handy in your backpack in case one or two swim by. Your backpack can easily carry a small cooler bag with ice, and if you add a little salt water to it, you will be able to create a nice slurry to help keep the flesh of fish and squid in good condition for eating until you get home.

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Oh my goodness, where is that wind coming from? It has been windier than I can ever remember lately, with gusts that can be well over 30 knots in the late evening. Luckily it has not been like this during the daytime and, thankfully, it is providing a cool relief after the super-hot temperatures we experienced in the past few weeks. Anglers in larger boats have been able to get out during this good weather and get among the bluewater action where billfish, big tuna and dolphin fish are all biting. Reel Teaser ventured down from Broome and hit some great fish hotspots off the Muiron Islands. In one day, they tagged five blue marlin out of nine fish raised, before tagging two blue and two black marlins the next day from among seven fish raised, with the largest fish estimated to be close to 280kg. They also got a great yellowfin tuna, which topped off their annual trip south nicely. Reel Teaser is here for two fishing events held back-to-back in March – the Australian International Billfish Tournament and the Gamex tournament. If you’re thinking of fishing in these events, we suggest you get your entries in early. There will be plenty of fun fishing, entertainment, celebrity chefs and fishermen and women, social activities and educational clinics. And if you can only take part in one fishing

Tricky winds didn’t deter 28 cyclists from turning out last Saturday for the Good Country Roadies weekly Saturday morning 70km ride. A strong pace was set all the way out the Karratha-Tom Price Rd before Wynand Jordaan, aka Big Vee, made an early breakaway as they approached the halfway sprint point. Big Vee’s efforts always impress, given that he rides a mountain bike with thick tyres, while the rest of the riders are on road bikes designed for far greater speed. Yet his early break was not enough to see him all the way to the sprint point, with Jason Geike coming from behind to steal the win. Turning for home, the group were again in good form despite the tricky headwind.

The windy weather also gave good reason to reflect on the safety of the group and highlighted how important it is that all riders work as a team and are mindful of each other.

Big Vee’s efforts always impress, given that he rides a mountain bike with thick tyres

Special mention should go to Campbell Haslam, who does a great job marshalling everyone in the right direction as ride leader. Cam also led out the peloton toward the final sprint finish of the day as he overran Jason Geike, who broke early. But in another performance reminiscent of the great

racehorse Makybe Diva, Kim Sparks popped out from behind Cam’s wheel to take home the bacon for the third week in a row. It was a great sprint finish with the GPS showing a speed of just over 60km/h. This week’s ride was also well attended by newcomers. A special welcome to Matt Innay, who looked resplendent on his Pinarello bike and wearing fluorescent lime shoes. Big Vee’s better half, Tina Jordaan was another new rider, joining the group who rode the shorter 50km route. Tina was on a bike with skinny tyres and rumour has it Big Vee might even be abandoning the fat tyres of his mountain bike for a friendlier road version. The ride finished on a high as a large number of riders made their way to the coffee shop for some more banter and fun.

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Teeball players take to the diamond for grand finals Karratha and Dampier’s junior teeball players are enjoying a well-earned holiday break after wrapping up their season in December in a series of grand final matches played on Bulgarra Oval. Six Karratha and Dampier Teeball Association teams competing in three divisions took the field in a highly entertaining day of play. The Pirates claimed the first premiership of the day as they proved too strong for the Rockers in the junior division.

In the intermediate age level, the Strikers outpointed the Tigers, while it was the Pirates who again triumphed over the Rockers in the final game of the day, the seniors’ grand final. Teeball dad Camerin Coles said the day was highly enjoyable. “The games were played in fantastic spirits and all the kids left everything they had on the diamond,” he said. Following the grand finals, the kids gathered for hot dogs,

trophy presentations and a season wind-up for all 14 teams that took part in the season. The next junior teeball season begins in August, though the sport regularly features in Karratha Inclusive programs each school holidays. Everyone associated with Karratha teeball is encouraged to get along to the association’s annual general meeting on February 11, while youngsters looking for a new sport should stay tuned for the start of the baseball season in a few months.

Juniors hoping to make the big league By Bob Neville

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The young players will be out and about ... over the next few weeks looking to raise funds to help them in their quest

Renowned Port Hedland softballer Rachel Leong will be attending her fourth and possibly last SEAYBST as an under-18s player and will be joined by Port Hedland Sisters Carleigh and Kiara Hall, Shakira Cabales, Jennifer Price and Nikita Whitby on the big trip. In April, Port Hedland Little Leaguers Ben Giddy, Jack Bowins and Bailey Warren will join the

WA under-12s side playing in South Africa and Hong Kong. The duo will be hoping to win a spot in the International Little League World Series, which will be played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, birthplace of the game in 1939, later in the year. Joining them will be a regional under-15s side from Port Hedland and players from across the Pilbara. Also vying for a spot in the big event in Pennsylvania will be fellow local lads Ethan Smith, Anthony Grace and Jack Babie. The young players will be out and about around Port Hedland over the next few weeks looking to raise funds to help them in their quest at both the baseball and softball tournaments. BHP Billiton Iron Ore has already pitched in with funds for new equipment to enable the guys and girls to train. The Baseball and Softball Associations would be very happy to talk with other potential partners and sponsors for these great events. The local league starts back on Saturday, February 1 when the Pirates host league-leaders the Swans at 4.30pm. The Sharks then host the Brewers under lights at 7.30pm.

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has something for everyone in Term 1! Early Years Movement Programs

Children’s programs

• Jungle Babies (Walking to 2 years) • Adventure Tots (2-3 years) • Action Kids (3-5 years)

(Pre Primary-Year 2 and Year 3-7)

• Zumba Kids • Mega Sports

Adult Leisure • Nutritional Edge Cooking with April Butt Early years and Children’s programs run for eight weeks from the week beginning Monday 10 February and cost $72. Nutritional Edge Cooking runs for six weeks starting on Thursday 13 February and costs $144. For information on programs and enrolment details, contact Karratha Leisureplex on 9186 8556, email leisureplex@roebourne.wa.gov.au or visit www.karrathaleisureplex.com.au.

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Port Hedland baseball and softball will be well represented around the world this year as 19 young players jet off to the USA, South Africa, Hong Kong and Manila. Local junior baseball association co-ordinator Shelley Glasson has ensured the youngsters have had the opportunity to train and play in Hedland each Friday evening, with the result being a wealth of talent produced by hard work. Blade Hayter and David John will head out of Perth in June and play five weeks of baseball with the Perth Heat Colts in LA, Sacramento, Eureka, Portland, Boise, Arizona and Las Vegas. But before that, David John will join Brendan Bush, Josh Taylor, Ryan Leong, brother Lucas John and Jack Bowins as part of the WA team to travel to Manila to compete in the South East Asian Youth Baseball and Softball Tournament (SEAYBST). Youth baseball leagues from Jakarta, Singapore, Perth, Bangkok, and Manila are perennial attendees and founding members of the tournament, which brings together more than 400 players, coaches and officials.

The players range in age from 11 to 18, and comprise about 20 teams across five age and gender based divisions. Six young ladies from the Port Hedland Softball Association will travel with the baseballers to Manila and compete in the tough softball competition.


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Boxing bootcamp helps keep kids on their toes Shire of Roebourne kids got a kick out of trying a new sport this month as they took part in a free Boxing Bootcamp at the Wickham Youth Group centre. Run as part of the Shire’s school holiday program, the class taught the kids the art of amateur boxing in a fun and friendly environment. Claire and Mick Hale from Wickham’s Peak 1 boxing club ran the students, aged between six and 12, through safety precautions and basic boxing skills before finishing off with fun exercises and team games. The kids also got to meet and chat with Peak 1’s local amateur youth boxer Daniel Stuart, who’s achievements at just 16 years of age helped inspire many of the children to promise to continue to pursue active sports.

Netball calendar is jam-packed After an exciting 2013 featuring high-level competition, a visit by netball professional Caitlin Bassett and even a trip by a Karratha team to the Australian Masters Games in Geelong, netball is backand bigger than ever. The season proper does not start until April 28, when the first seniors and juniors games begin, but there is plenty to keep netballers busy until then. First up is the resumption of the mixed netball competition on February 3 after a break for the Christmas holidays. But all participants should note there is a $62 fee to take part in the mixed competition

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for the 2014 calendar year. This fee also covers the costs for any players who then play the ladies’ winter competition later in the year. The next date on the calendar to look out for is a grading session on February 18. The grading session allows new and existing players to try out for teams in higher divisions. But don’t panic if you haven’t touched a netball all summer, the tryouts are conducted in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The Karratha Netball Association’s annual general meeting is also set to be held on March 18. It is important for

teams to prepare for this as two representatives from each junior and senior side must attend the meeting – if you do not, you may miss out on being placed on the fixtures for the season. One of the most exciting developments this year is the launch of junior competition for those aged 10 and under, which kicks off on April 29. Another don’tmiss event to mark on the calendar is the North West Netball Championships, which Karratha will host on June 14 and 15. So with plenty of netball on for players of all ages and abilities, be sure to get down to the Karratha Leisureplex and get involved.

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You can pick up nomination forms and criteria information 5-A-SIDE MIXED VOLLEYBALL from reception at Shire of Roebourne office on Welcome 6pm-8.30pm on Fridays starting mid-March POOLSIDE AT KARRATHA LEISUREPLEX Road, Karratha Leisureplex or www.roebourne.wa.gov.au. Late start is due to cyclone damage. Dates to be announced. $30 REGISTRATION FEE AND $30 TEAM FEE PER WEEK + INDIVIDUAL POOL ENTRY PER WEEK ($5.50) POOL ENTRY IS PLUS EVEN SUNDAY AUSSIE Nominations will close on Friday 13 December 2013. BAKERY MORE All teams must be registered by FREE FOR ALL FROM MUSIC ON THE DAY Friday 7 February 2014. For further information please contact Mitchell Kurtz on JANUARY 4PM - 7PM KIDS ACTIVITIES DON’T MISS OUT! 9186 8691 or email mitchell.kurtz@roebourne.wa.gov.au. Competitions run for 16 weeks (excluding school holidays)

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MO RE IN FO... Registration forms and the rules and regulations are available online at www.karrathaleisureplex.com.au and in person at Karratha Leisureplex. Contact the Leisureplex on 9186 8556 .

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