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Adventures in the Pilbara bring Leanne rich rewards By Ben Leahy Pilbara resident Leanne Mott last week enjoyed an overnight stay in Point Samson thanks to the above panorama she snapped at 80 Mile Beach north of Port Hedland. Leanne entered her snap in the My Pilbara Adventure Facebook page bimonthly competition in which members of the public post their own photos and tourist slogans on the page for the chance to win prizes. Leanne’s picture and slogan, “Every day is a new adventure! Discover the Pilbara”, picked up the most “likes” on the page and she consequently won a free dinner and stay in the spa suite at Point Samson’s Tatas resort. Ken King from competition organisers the Pilbara Development Commission said it was an exciting chance to promote tourism in the region. “The commission is keen to support new economic development opportunities in the Pilbara and there is great potential for growth in the tourism sector,” Mr King said. “With some of the heat coming out of the accommodation market, there is no better time for the commission to be promoting the benefits of visiting this very unique region.” Karratha resident Sean Smith’s sunset

My Pilbara Adventure winner Emma Robinson from Port Hedland preparing to make her tandem skydive leap.

photo, which can also be viewed on the My Pilbara Adventure page, picked up the second most “likes”. Leanne’s stay at Tatas in Point Samson follows on from previous My Pilbara Adventure winner Emma Robinson from Port Hedland. Emma helps rehabilitate injured wildlife and took a photo of herself posing on a rocky Pilbara outcrop with a baby kangaroo called Maddy. The photo won her a free tandem

skydive with the Wickham Skydivers Club. Anyone interested in entering the competition needs to “like” the My Pilbara Adventure Facebook page and then upload a picture of the region along with a brief tourist slogan. Each winner is determined by the number of “likes” their post receives on the page. Visit the My Pilbara Adventure Facebook page for more information.

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Hedland’s west end marina blocked by EPA By Ben Leahy A bid to create a marina in Port Hedland’s west end for tourist and residential development has been deemed unacceptable by the state’s environmental regulator. The Environmental Protection Authority found that exposure to dust from nearby iron ore operations was too high to allow the project to go ahead. The EPA’s refusal is a blow for the Town of Port Hedland, which had for many years been hoping to convert the site north of Sutherland Street into the town’s cultural and commercial “soul”. It had hoped to have boat ramps, public areas, residential apartments and shops built on the 60ha site. However, EPA chairman Paul Vogel said the site is exposed to higher than normal levels of dust, including PM10 sized fine particulates, which are associated with a significantly increased health risk, particularly for the very young and elderly. The EPA last year also refused a bid by the Town of Port Hedland to rezone industrial land in the port’s west end on the same grounds. “As with its decision in 2013, the EPA has taken a precautionary approach with

A bid to rezone land on the Port Hedland waterfront to create a tourist marina has been refused by WA’s environmental regulator due to concerns over dust levels on the site. respect to rezoning land in the west end to land uses that would potentially increase the short or long term residential populations in these areas,” Dr Vogel said. Currently an independent

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is being conducted into the safety of the dust levels in Port Hedland and is expected to be completed in 2015. Once the results of the HRA

are known, the environmental regulator said the Town of Port Hedland could again consider submitting its bid to rezone the land for use as a marina to the EPA.

The EPA’s determination is not open to appeal. The Minister for Environment will now consult with the Minister for Planning before making any decision.

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Pelago apartments going cheap By Ben Leahy Pilbara service workers will be able to co-purchase onebedroom apartments in the new Pelago East apartments for 60 per cent of the sale price under a new government scheme announced last week. Eligible buyers will then be able to share ownership with the State Government’s Department of Housing, which will pick up the remaining 40 per cent of the purchase price. Housing Minister Bill Marmion said the scheme was another step in bringing more permanent service workers into the region. “Key workers are essential to keeping regions sustainable and include skilled and semi-skilled workers employed in childcare, education, emergency services, healthcare and hospitality,” Mr Marmion said. “Purchasing a unit through the shared home-ownership scheme with a “SharedStart” home loan will enable applicants to bridge the gap between the cost of the property and what they can afford.” Under the loan scheme, 29 dwellings in the recently completed Pelago East development on Sharpe Avenue in Karratha will be available to eligible owner-occupiers.

Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive John Lally welcomed the announcement. “Anything that encourages people to buy their own homes and work in the area has got to be good for the town,” Mr Lally said. “If people can be involved in buying their own property in Karratha it means that they will stay here long term.” Mr Lally also acknowledged the government’s plan was an unusual one. “I’ve never heard of anything like this scheme (being done somewhere else),” Mr Lally said. But he said he didn’t see the plan as a move to prop up a Karratha housing market in which housing prices have fallen to their lowest levels in five years. Rather he said the government would be pleased with a recent trend toward an increased presence of owneroccupiers in the Pilbara. “The anecdotal evidence I’m hearing is that there are more people buying their own houses now,” Mr Lally said. “Previously, 70 per cent of all houses were owned by absentee landlords, but now that rate is dropping and the

number of owner occuppiers is rising.” Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the initiative was funded by $30.4 million from the state government’s Royalties for Regions program. “This project focuses on delivering housing options to workers quickly, by investing in private sector residential housing developments that are already through the planning stage,” Mr Redman said. “The cost of purchasing goods and services in the Pilbara, including housing, is down 13.5 per cent since 2011. “The decrease reflects the investment the Government has made … in increasing housing availability, diversifying regional economies and providing better health, education and community facilities in regional Western Australia.” Pelago Apartments sales will be offered to residents through North West Realty in Karratha. More information is available at au and Information on the eligibility requirements for scheme can be obtained by contacting Keystart on 1300 720 855.

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Cultural precinct design released A new cultural precinct will sit at the entrance to Karratha’s city centre under plans endorsed by the Shire of Roebourne Council at its February meeting. The project is set to include a performing arts centre to replace the greatly missed Walkington Theatre, an art gallery to display some of the Shire’s extensive art collection, a roof-top cinema, outdoor amphitheatre and a home for the Shire’s library and local history collections. Set on the corner of the Dampier Highway and Sharpe Avenue, it is hoped locals love the architecture of the precinct and that the building becomes the shire’s cultural heart.

Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said a cultural centre was long overdue for the region. “The Walkington Theatre served us very well, but since its closure we haven’t had any dedicated performing arts spaces,” Cr Long said. “Having a cultural precinct will allow us to attract a whole new range of entertainment options to our shire, whether it be dance, music, theatre, comedy or ballet. “We have a thriving cultural scene with events like (the) Red Earth Arts Festival and the Cossack Art Awards and a dedicated cultural hub will take this to the next level.” The projected cost of the

project is $45 million with the Shire to seek funding from corporate partners and the state and federal governments. The architectural design will feature prominent public art and effects that help connect it to the natural environment. “With new developments like the The Quarter and the GP Superclinic set to push the envelope of design in Karratha, the Cultural Precinct will feel right at home on Sharpe Avenue,” Cr Long said. The Shire of Roebourne will now engage an architect and quantity surveyor to progress the project to the detailed design phase.

St Paul’s Primary School elects new leaders St Paul’S leaderS for 2014 Head Boy: Cayden Standish and Jack Giancono Head Girl: Emily Caspersz and Dakota Hartig Nagle faction: Finlay Moore, James Syrkiewicz, Madeline Harding and Caitlin Walsham Horton faction: Grace Dunstan, Taleisha Dyson, Brody Andrews and Bailey Lewis Warner faction: Callum Dow, Mackenzie King, Jordan Bushby and Zoe Paterson McCarthy faction: Nathaniel Greensill, Mitchell Greensill, Monique Jiritano and Jayden Matson and student leaders as they accepted their roles and responsibilities for the coming year. Students at St Paul’s are in charge of different areas of responsibility – much like Ministers in a government – and this year all the Year 6

and 7 students will be involved in different ministries and will be expected to take on leadership roles. The students say they are looking forward to the challenges and fun to come in as leaders of St Paul’s in 2014.

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St Paul’s Primary School welcomed in the 2014 school year with mass at Karratha’s St Paul’s Church on Thursday, February 13. But as well as the chance to prepare spiritually for the year, the day was also a chance for the school’s new leaders to step forward. After the church service, St Paul’s principal Mr Giancono announced each 2014 school leader. These included a Head Boy and Head Girl from each of Year 6 and Year 7 and a total of sixteen Faction Captains from both years to represent the school’s Nagle, Horton, Warner and McCarthy factions. Father Steve from St Paul’s Church blessed the badges



Flying Foam Massacre remembered this weekend By Ben Leahy The Flying Foam Massacre in which up to 150 aboriginal people were killed on the Burrup Peninsula in 1868 will be commemorated this Sunday February 23. The massacre is thought to be one of the largest in Australia’s history with colonial settlers and pearlers forming posses to hunt down Yaburara aboriginal men, women and children. Last year, it was publicly commemorated for the first time as around 40 local elders, politicians and community members gathered on the Burrup for a small ceremony. This year, descendants of the Yaburara people along with other Pilbara aboriginal groups will again gather to remember those who were killed in 1868. The occasion will also be used to renew calls to have the estimated one million rock art engravings in the Burrup Peninsula and Dampie Archipelago World-Heritage listed. Remembrance day organiser Audrey Cosmos said the area and its rock art was still under threat from development by industry.

Most recently in 2006-07, Woodside removed more than 900 rock engravings to make way for its Pluto LNG project, despite unanimous opposition from local aboriginal groups. “It’s important to bring the massacre and the rock art all together,” Ms Cosmos said. “Some of those killed would have been making the rock art, and it’s actually their story. “None of the aboriginal groups agreed with what Woodside did at Pluto, there’s strong feeling in the community about it.” The Flying Foam remembrance day has the support of the Shire of Roebourne. “The Flying Foam massacre was a terrible event in the shire’s history and it is important that we as a community commemorate and remember it,” shire president Peter Long said. “The shire supports the community members and local elders who are organising the memorial and we would be pleased (to) attend and to formally participate in any way that we are asked.” For details of the time and place of the ceremony, contact June Moorhouse on 0418 920 435.

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The Dampier Community Hub is another step closer to reality following the approval of schematic designs for the project earlier this month. The plans were presented to the shire’s project team by visiting architects Gresley Abas, who have now been given approval to move to the next stage of the project. This will involve the design of detailed elements such as fittings, fixtures and room functionality. Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said architects had designed plans for a unique building that appropriately responded to environmental and community desires. “There hasn’t been any significant development in Dampier for nearly two decades so this is a really exciting project for the local community and the shire,” Cr Long said. “We’ve been working closely with community groups and residents to ensure we get this right and deliver a truly iconic building that meets the needs

and desires of the community.” The project is part of the shire’s partnership with Rio Tinto, which is set to 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. Rio Tinto general manager – port operations Nick Serle said the project was important to the Dampier community and contributed to the long term sustainability of services and facilities in the town. ”It’s exciting to see the vision becoming a reality following ongoing engagement with the community,” Mr Serle said. “Rio Tinto is pleased to work together with the Shire of Roebourne to deliver improved infrastructure, services and events to the region.” Construction of Dampier Community Hub is anticipated to start towards the end of this year and be completed in 2015.

Residents have say on suburb redevelopment More than 90 local residents attended the Karratha Revitalisation workshop last week to provide input that will help shape the future for Karratha suburbs Millars Well, Pegs Creek and Bulgarra. The session was the first of three public workshops. Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said the revitalisation plan was the next step in Karratha’s transformation from mining town to city. “A huge amount of effort has been put into revamping Karratha to make it a more liveable city with a diverse and affordable range of

accommodation, world class infrastructure and a city centre we can be proud of,” Cr Long said. “The Karratha Revitalisation Plan is about writing the next chapter in Karratha’s story. “Having input from the community allows us to properly plan for future improvements.” In addition to the public workshops, members of the community can contribute to the Karratha Revitalisation Plan through an online mapping tool that allows anyone to post comments on an aerial photo of the three suburbs. “Collaborative Map is

great way for people to be involved in the planning process and provide feedback in their own time,” Cr Long said. “Comments are anonymous and feed directly into the planning process.” Feedback from the Collaborative Map and first workshop will be presented and discussed at the next Karratha Revitalisation Plan community workshop on Wednesday, March 5, at the Karratha Leisureplex. For more information visit http://www. r o e b o u r n e . w a . g o v. a u / karratharevitalisation. aspx.

New homes to support Port of Ashburton staff By Ben Leahy

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to support the multi-users wharves. Mr Lewis said the DPA is not only overseeing the port’s development but is looking at ways the multi-user facility can augment trade in the Pilbara. “This will include connecting customers and suppliers and providing the development opportunities to facilitate trade through the port,” Mr Lewis said.




The Dampier Port Authority is looking to house permanent staff in Onslow after it gained approval to build three homes on First Avenue. The multi-residential development will support operations at the Port of Ashburton, which the DPA is developing. The Port of Ashburton under DPA’s jurisdiction will include about 312ha of coastal area and 250km² port waters and seabed adjacent to Chevron’s Wheatstone site. DPA chief executive Steve Lewis said the DPA was developing a range of facilities at the port site. These include a port administration building, water desalination and wastewater treatment plant along with roads, telecommunications and lighting


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Tom Price childcare centre up for award By Ben Leahy Little Geckos Childcare Centre in Tom Price has been recognised for its service to the community after it was nominated for an Early Childhood Service of the Year award. The centre will now be judged against other childcare operators from around the state in the Australian Family Early Education & Care Awards. Australian Family managing director Paul Clancy praised Little Geckos for its nomination and said childcare workers deserved more recognition. “Early and middle childhood professionals and services right across Australia go above and beyond just minding our young Australians,” Mr Clancy said. “These awards are one way that working parents, professionals, families and communities can thank and acknowledge the fundamental role early years professionals perform in the social, educational


Early and middle childhood professionals and services right across Australia go above and beyond just minding our young Australians

and emotional well-being of young children.” Little Geckos will find out if they have won the award on May 20 with the potential to then progress into the national finals and share in a prize pool of $75,000. The national awards will be held on June 21. For more information, visit www. au. Professor Joe Sparling with Justin and Ailiayah Smith.

Paraburdoo learning centre gets expert’s tick of approval By Ben Leahy

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A renowned expert in early childhood learning visited the Pilbara earlier this month to see how a system he helped pioneer is helping to boost indigenous education. Emeritus Professor Joe Sparling from the University of North Carolina pioneered an early childhood system called the Abecedarian Approach that is being used at Gumala Aboriginal Corporation’s 3A Paraburdoo and Wakuthuni Early Childhood Centres. The 3A learning system is based on the Abecedarian Approach that Professor Sparling developed from a 30year research study conducted with “at-risk children”. The research found that simple tools could help double a child’s learning capacity and improve their health and well-being and life prospects and now forms the basis for the 3A learning system used at Gumala’s Paraburdoo and Wakuthuni centres. “I visited the two centres (on February 12) and was happy to see parents who are engaged with their children,” Prof Sparling said. “(I also) heard that the primary school is noticing a difference (between) the children who have attended 3A opposed to the children who haven’t, so the early signs are very promising.”


It will break down perceived barriers and encourage students to engage in and attend school

The basic principle behind the 3A program is to interact intensively with children from a young age. This is done by using learning games daily, reading stories in an interactive way and improving language skills through intensive and enjoyable conversations. “There is clear evidence that the 3A students are much more likely to go to university, more likely to succeed and even (the) parents feel benefits, particularly single mothers, who see their child … want to do better,” Prof Sparling said. “Some unexpected benefits that we have found in the past 30 years include health benefits such as lower rates of high cholesterol, hypertension and obesity compared to children who have not been exposed to the program.” Gumala’s general manager of education Lynne Beckingham said the program was the first of its kind in WA and helped fill

a void in local early childhood education. “GAC identified that communities in the Pilbara had no access to early childhood programs … for children (aged up to five years),” Ms Beckingham said. She said Gumala selected the Abecedarian Approach because there are large amounts of evidence showing that it works. Local principal from Paraburdoo Primary Troy Withers said the 3A program helped indigenous kids arrive at school better prepared to learn. “3A creates a positive relationship with the Aboriginal community … and the school,” he said. “It will break down perceived barriers and encourage students to engage in and attend school.” Gumala began its 3A program after forming a partnership with the University of Melbourne’s School of Education in 2011. The university helped create a custom-made program for Gumala and the remote communities it serves. Since then, the WA state government has also signed an agreement with Gumala to link the program to the local primary schools. Today Gumala runs three 3A centres and will be opening two more in the Pilbara soon.

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Alliance making our roads safer By Ben Leahy Road Safety Council chairman professor Murray Lampard said he believes Pilbara roads are much safer as a result of an alliance between government and private industry that was formed in 2010. The Pilbara Industry Road Safety Alliance (PIRSA) is made up of representatives from local government, Main Roads, WA Police and business and helps run education and awareness campaigns. The alliance’s latest initiative is to display crumpled vehicles in Pilbara towns to give a visual reminder of the dramatic effect of car crashes. Prof Lampard said he was visiting Karratha on February 20 to meet members of the alliance and to “recognise the excellent work” they do. “It is really important that I as the chairman of the Road Safety Council come up and acknowledge and recognise the work of such a productive and effective committee,” he said. “I am a great believer in local people solving local problems and not the world according to the gospel from the city-ites in Perth.” Among the key challenges facing Pilbara roads is the growth in population and cars.

With some $190 billion in resources projects under way or planned in the next 10 years, the WA government hopes to grow the population of cities, such as Karratha and Port Hedland to 50,000 people by 2035. But according to PIRSA, it is not just the sheer volume of traffic, but the diverse range of different vehicles and drivers using the roads, from mining vehicles to tourists with caravans, that pose risks. With that in mind the alliance has run a number of awareness campaigns, such as publishing a handbook for tourist drivers. Among tips in the book are reminders about the effects of fatigue and that caravans can sometimes cause tensions with other drivers. The book advises caravan drivers with CB radios to use the same channel as truck drivers so that they can communicate with each other. Another initiative of the alliance is to increase the number of roadside coffee stops in the Pilbara. Steve Scott from Karratha police station said police had also introduced a dedicated Pilbara traffic team to enforce road safety. In 2013 across the Pilbara, police brought 3033 court related charges and issued 11,800 traffic infringements.

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Newman man walks away from plane crash By Ben Leahy A Newman man has walked away from a light plane crash after the aircraft’s engine failed shortly after take-off. The 37-year-old had taken off in a Cessna 206 from Newman airport at 6am before he was forced to make a landing 2.5km north-east of Newman airport. Incredibly, he was able to walk away from the accident

injury-free despite damage to the plane’s wings and cockpit. After calling police to the accident scene using his mobile phone, the man, who did not have any passengers with him, chose not to go to hospital for a check-up. Sergeant Mark Garner from Newman police said the man, who had been a pilot since 2008, showed tremendous calm and skill to glide the plane onto the ground without any power.

“It happened about 2000 feet, he lost an engine and put it down nice and straight, nice and flat, except it wasn’t on the runway … he glided it in,” Sgt Garner said. “He didn’t panic, kept calm, I put it down to his skill. A very lucky man … I’ve spoken to him a couple of times and he is not buying a lotto ticket, he has used all his luck up.” Police have notified the Air Transport Safety Bureau.



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By Ben Leahy The Pilbara Indigenous Nursery in Roebourne has blossomed as a start-up business after winning major contracts with the state government’s land developer LandCorp. The nursery, which is owned by the Mingullatharndo community, has secured contracts to supply native plants for landscaping projects at Karratha’s Gap Ridge Industrial Estate and Mulataga residential development. And the experience gained at Gap Ridge is helping the nursery pick up more work, according to manager Beth Smith. “The contract for Gap Ridge has been a positive step for the nursery as it’s allowed us to attract more work from other landscaping projects in the area,” she said. These include providing plants for Roebourne’s new Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited nursery and landscaping for the Ngarluma Housing Project. Ms Smith said the nursery was busy picking and germinating seeds for the $1.5 billion,168ha Mulataga coastal development. Plants cultivated by the nursery include many species of eucalyptus, sennas and wattles, which Ms Smith said has proven popular because of their variety in size, shape and colour. LandCorp acting chief executive Nicholas Wolff said the agency was keen to provide opportunities for local businesses. “The Pilbara Indigenous Nursery has carried out some fantastic work at Gap Ridge

The Pilbara Indigenous Nursery manager Beth Smith inspects some seedlings. of opportunities and we are really looking number to stimulate forward to its involvement in developed the landscaping at the Mulataga Aboriginal enterprise and forms residential estate,” Mr Wolff part of LandCorp’s commitment to closing the gap between said. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal “This initiative is one of


Karratha workshops help you realise your goals By Ben Leahy The Mystical Avalon Alchemy gift shop in Karratha is hosting two workshops this March to celebrate International Women’s Day and help participants realise their goals in life. Mystical Avalon owner Jennine Hubber will run a two-hour workshop on March 8, which guides attendees through techniques for creating a vision board to map out their goals. Then, on March 11, Kylah Morrison from business consulting company Zest e-biz will run a workshop that explores five core principles to help participants define their

business visions. Jennine said vision boards bring together written words, photos, artwork and more into a colourful collage that helps people visually map out their goals. “The process of creating a vision, whether it be a vision board or vision statement, encourages you to think about unfamiliar … (and) familiar opportunities,” Jennine said. “Whenever I start a new project or feel a big dream brewing, vision boards are always part of my planning process.” Kylah from Zest e-biz said reconnecting with the reasons why a businessperson does

what they do is essential for success. She said her workshop will help people capture the essence of their brand and how this can be used to market their business. The “How to Make a Vision Board – Invoke Change and Realise Your Life’s Ambition” workshop will be held at Mystical Avalon Alchemy on March 8 at 2pm and cost $65 for bookings before March 1 and $75 for later bookings. The “Reconnect With WHY – Manifest Direction and Clarity in Business” will be held on March 11 and will cost $75 for before March 1 and $85 for later bookings.

Managing risk in start-up businesses By Ben Leahy Pilbara not-for-profit groups and small business start-ups can learn more about what it takes to manage business risk in a new workshop at the Pilbara Institute this March. The workshop will focus on legal procedures that help startups choose a business structure that maximises flexibility and protects personal assets from exposure to risk. Madeline Boulton, a solicitor from Cleary Hoare Solicitors, will run the Start-Up and Operating Structures workshop, which has

been organised by the Pilbara Institute and Small Business Centre West Pilbara. “Risk is part of being in business – there is always a risk of being sued by a dissatisfied customer, of having bad debts, an employee making a claim and so on,” Ms Boulton said. “However, you can mitigate the potential fallout of a bad day at the office by ensuring that your business is structured effectively so that your personal assets, such as your home, are not exposed. “In the workshop, there will be information provided for

businesses in the start-up phase as well as information on steps that can be taken to improve asset protection for those already in business.” The workshop is one of a series of workshops at the Pilbara Institute’s Pilbara Skills Centre aimed at boosting the amount of training that is available to local small business and not-for-profits. The workshop will be held on March 13 between 8.30am and 10.30am. More information is available at the Pilbara Skills Centre on 1300 304 244.



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British India look to colonise the Pilbara By Ben Leahy Melbourne band British India is heading to the Pilbara this April to bring their melodic rock and roll to the Tambrey Tavern. The four-piece band is touring off the back of the release of their fourth album early last year “Controller”. Well received by critics and fans alike, Controller brought

a more layered and in-depth sound to the band’s straight-up rock and roll style. Yet it still packed plenty of catchy riffs and howling vocals that will keep Pilbara crowds bopping on the dance floor. British India plays at the Tambrey Tavern on April 24 with pre-sale tickets selling for $50 or $60 at the door. For more information visit the Tambrey Tavern Facebook page.


The Hobbit tops Karratha box office By Ben Leahy Karratha’s Moonrise Cinema returns to screening Friday and Sunday night movies from February 28 after a 2013 in which ticket sales continued to grow.

The cinema sold 12,000 tickets last year with its scenic outdoor setting clearly appealing to families and couples. The Hobbit was 2013’s biggest hit with 465 patrons turning out for the Peter Jackson film, while an average 241 theatre-goers attended each animation or family

Ord Valley Muster line-up announced By Ben Leahy Pilbara residents might also want to start booking their travel plans to the Ord Valley Muster based around Kununurra and Wyndham after the award-winning festival’s line-up was recently released. The 10-day festival runs from May 16-25 with the Kimberley Moon Experience concert to again be a highlight as Aussie musicians Eskimo Joe, The Waifs and John Williamson headline the event. Celebrity chef Manu Feildel from My Kitchen Rules will host the popular Kimberley Kitchen and Durack Homestead Dinner events. The Kimberley Kitchen event takes place on the shores of Lake Kununurra – Australia’s largest man-made lake – with Manu cooking under the shade of a boab tree. At the Durack Homestead Dinner, Manu will be creating a

traditional 1800s dinner menu with a modern twist. Other popular events include Melbourne Comedy Festival performers, the jazz and modern art rodeo and the Gibb River mountain bike ride that regularly attracts Pilbara cyclists. Tony Chafer, the chairman of Ord Valley Events, said the festival caters to all people, whether their passion is art, culture, landscape, food, sport or entertainment. In its 13-year history, the festival has attracted many Australian and international visitors been recognised by the tourism industry with nine major awards. These include the Best Festival and Event in Western Australia for 2009 and 2010 and induction into the state’s Tourism Hall of Fame in 2011. Tickets to the Ord Valley Muster are now on sale. For more information, visit or contact the Kununurra Visitors Centre on 9168 1177.

flick screened at Moonrise. Couples also regularly took the chance to share a night under the stars with romance films the second most popular genre at the cinema, averaging nearly 150 people at each screening. Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said he is also a regular theatre-goer.

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last year and we’ll also be trying some interactive polls on Facebook to help decide on what movies we get this year.” The cinema also regularly helps out local charitable causes with more than 14 community groups holding barbecue fundraisers there last year.

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Tijuana Cartel top the bill for Exmouth’s Whaleshark Festival By Ben Leahy The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival is back on May 22 to 25 and organisers are looking for as many Exmouth community members as possible to get involved. Community groups, artists, musicians, buskers, stallholders and volunteers who want to be involved should contact the committee. Festival highlights this year include a fun run, float parade, bands, circus and fire show, kids beach games and art exhibitions. Bands including reggaecum-electronic acts Tijuana Cartel and New Soundland, blues rockers Blue Shaddy and Huge Magnet will headline the festival alongside many other local and touring musicians. Gulliver the giant whale shark will also be on display with marine expert Dr Brad Norman giving an information session on the whale shark and the photo ID program that helps ordinary community members contribute to scientific research. Other visiting scientists and research groups will also talk about their findings.

The festival kicks off on Friday night, May 22, with a gala opening at the Novotel Ningaloo Resort as Grace Barbe from the Seychelles Islands performs with her band Afro-Kreol. The next day the festival fun run starts proceedings, after which an early breakfast and series of activities will be held at Exmouth’s Talanjee Oval. Sunday is Family Day at Town Beach and will feature beach games and night entertainment, including fire juggling, live music and circus shows. There is also the chance to swim with the whale sharks – the biggest fish in the world – which visit Ningaloo waters between April and July each year.

“Thanks to the community’s continued support and our generous supporters we have re-established the festival as a successful annual event on the state calendar,” Whaleshark Festival committee chairman Darren Cossill said. “We are (now) calling on market stallholders to book and confirm their spots at the festival.” Stall application forms are to be returned by Wednesday, April 30. Application forms are available at www. ningaloowhalesharkfestival. com/2014-festival/marketstalls/. For more information, call Dani on 0428 949 112.

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Toddlers dance and sing Parents of young babies and toddlers can again take advantage of one of the Karratha Community House’s most popular programs after Music and Movement classes restarted earlier this month. Each 45-minute Music and Movement class is designed specifically for 0 to two-yearolds, but babies as young as

12 weeks have come along in the past and benefited greatly. Class co-ordinator Conor said the program is based on a similar class she attended in Sydney while visiting her sister and young nephew. During each session parents sing and perform accompanying movements

that their babies or young toddlers can either watch or join in with. Music and Movement classes are not only excellent for encouraging early language development in children and stimulating their senses, it is also a fun way for parents to meet other young families and learn the words

to popular nursery rhymes and songs. The class runs every Friday from 11am at Karratha Community House, which is situated in the Pam Buchanan Centre in Baynton West. For more information call Karratha Community House on 9185 6605.

Pilbara nurses finding work across the state The Pilbara Institute has trained up another successful batch of Western Australian nurses after its 2013 nursing students all graduated with diplomas and are now working in the health industry. The students picked up jobs with health institutions right across the state which have taken on the graduates as employees thanks to the training they received at Pilbara Institute. Marlene Boundy from the Pilbara Institute said she was proud of the success of the students and said they were able to pick up jobs right across the state. “The diploma in nursing is one of the most popular courses at the institute and always produces great results,” Ms Boundy said. “The result of having all students graduating and working within three months is a tremendous achievement. “Pilbara Institute offers all students the chance to live

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Phone Val Mon- Fri 9185 1760 or 0427 851 760 No Saturdays ~ ~ E Memployment PLOYMENT AVAILABLE available EXPERIENCED Office Administrator required for an immediate start Port Hedland. Black Rock Tourist Park - Great team environment. Please email your CV & references through to “” au”” today! Or phone 0429 090 908. Local Hire policy applies. ~ ~ E Memployment PLOYMENT wanted WANTED 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, make your appointment now calling to 0437 785 556 EXPERIENCED cleaning lady available in Karratha. Hardworking & honest. Full house cleaning, laundry & ironing. CALL 0437 785 556 Thanks, FULL time job required. Karratham forklift, HR, yard work, labouring. Immediate start Steve 0417 953 937 I am 63 years old and fit I have had many job experience’s in my life and now looking for work, full time or part time I am very flexible and willing to learn. I have my own accommodation and transport. Ken phone 0412 963 377. SEEK the challenging and exciting position of a MC truck driver/ bus driver/general duties Phone 0459166007

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for rent 3X1 in Nickol. Good condition, available from Feb 10. Previously GROH rented. Owners to manage (works heaps better!!) $900 Pets outside OK, 6 month lease with a view to renew. Call Jenny 0423 068 035. Call me to discuss this further! Available at all times. Jenny. BAYNTON Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Modern House. Great location. $850 per week negotiable. First week rent free. Pets considered. Contact Jenny 0437 619 334 for full details. GRANNY flat for rent in Bullgara. Garden of leafy green trees, suit single person or couple. Small but very clean, a/c gas cooker, fridge, wardrobes. $400 p/w inclusive of water and electricity. $800 bond. Must be gainfully employed. Tel. 0402 673 532 or email GRANNY flat self contained w/ Kitchen, Bathroom, Fridge/ freezer, w/mach. Ocean view 2min walk to beach, shop and pub . $400 per week Incl power CALL- 0438 247 192 or 0428 545 803 (Dampier) HOUSE for Rent $750 p/w, 3 bed 1 bath, avail 31 March, walking distance to town, totally renovated 2012 (apart from laundry), large renovated kitchen, bathroom, flooring, painted, new aircons 2012 in every room, pet friendly. Call 0412 266 189 or text me your email and I will send you photos. Ktha PEGS Creek Walk to town. 4 bedroom 2 bath partly furnished house with washing machine, fridge, double bed and bunkbed. Split air conditioning throughout the hse. Close to all amenities. $1150/week. Interested pls call 0422 386211 RECENTLY renovated 4x2 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: SPACIOUS one bedroom unit partly furnished. Brand new floor coverings - Freshly painted Separate Lounge and full kitchen - Large grass courtyard - Located in a quiet complex, close to hospital, schools, TAFE, oval and Karratha Leisureplex $750pw Call Angela Butler for viewing 0438 826 522

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ALUCRAFT 7.3mtr 2006, 250 mercury verado 400 hrs, navman 12”” GPS-Chart plotter, Trailit roller trailer, 5mm hull, double layer keel , 450 ltrs fuel, Fully serviced. - View - inspect & discuss Karratha 0429 812 753 APPROXIMATELY 5 metres of good quality shade cloth surplus to requirements. Selling for $5.00. Tel Karratha 9144 1648 AS new jlg 2630es electric scissor lift and plant trailer, 9.75 Working height, only 10 hours use, all log books, compliance certs, been on rio, bhp sites, galv break back trailer, elec brakes, 2 x spare wheels, 240v outlets, extinguisher, lock off isolator, in karratha , Ian - 0431 070 445(p) AUTOBIOGRAPHIES Mike Tyson and Ponting (hard back). $10.00 each brand new, original price $30 Call 9144 1648 Karratha BRICKS $1, $2, $3 new 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 BRICKS $1, $2,$3 all new 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 BUNK Bed Single/Queen with mattrasses $450 Wooden Book Self 5 tier $150 Solid Cane Divider 4 sections $50 Ring 0458 560 215 CAPTAIN America Vinyl Movie Poster, 1420 x 2130mm, As new, lightweight timber frame, 0412 823 406 (KTHA) COLOUR bond and galvanise iron offers 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 COLOUR Bond sheets & corrugated sheets various sizes 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 FRIDGES, freezer, TV’s, w/ machine, dryer, entertainment units, chests of drawers, outdoor setting, BBQ, filing cabinets, microwaves, king size single bed & mattress, sideboard, back massage unit, assorted kitchen ware, paintings & storage units. Contact Peter 0408 402 121 GAS struts 2 pairs for sale, new, size 585 mm, dia 8 mm, force 300 n, 60$ per pair, 0437 057 662 KTA HAFCO Milling Machine. Comes with slotting attachment. 3 PH $5000.00 Ph Peter 08 9185 5101 or 0487 672 148 HEAVY hope (Mooring) 17.2 metres, spliced ends. $90.00 ono. Phone 0439 961 534

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MISSING - Young, slim, tawny, female c at, missing from Legendre Road, Nickol from Monday 10th Feb. Answers to “S ahara” and is wearing a Hi-Vis collar with c at paw decorations. Is microchipped, desexed and registered for K arratha Area. Please call 0419 873 357 if you have her.

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KARRATHA Senior High Shirts x 2 (lower school) size 14 - $15 for both phone 9185 2472 KING Single Mattress, good condition, no stains, Pick up KTA $80 or 2 for $120. Please message 0425 273 217 LARGE section ex rail trap suitable for trailer covers, boats or whatever. $70.00 ono phone 0439 961 534 MASONRY House Blocks: approx 200 @ 390 x 90 x 90 (10.71) Free delivery. Buyer to off load. $100.00 contact 0408 937 195 MISTRAL Fridge 110L with small freezer compartment $50 Call Jo 0433 988 877 Kta ONE tonne Trade Quip floor crane VGC $280 KTA 0427 634 006 PET Car Barrier to suit small and medium dog for medium size car. $10.00 contact 9144 1648 Karratha POOL TABLE Custom made Marri slate pool table, black felt with matching Marri Cue Rack. All accessories included. Reluctant sale. Excellent condition $6000 ONO, Ph: Stacey 0438 803 626. Pick up Karratha PORTABLE shade in bag suitable for back garden or beach. $60.00 9144 1648 Karratha POT Plants must go, all $5.00 Call 9144 1648 Karratha REFRIGERATOR, Stainless Steel, Fisher and Paykel. Immaculate condition. $200 ONO. Located KTA. 0477 309 666 ROOF capping new offers 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 ROOFING materials 7mtrs to 12mtrs offers 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 SATELLITE System brand new. Never used. Everything to set up included with Satellite Finder $450.00 ono. Phone 0439 961 534 SINGLE wood & iron Bunk Bed that can be converted to 2 single beds, 2 x mattresses, mattress covers & egg shell underlays. $600 ONO. Located in Karratha. 0416 804 919 SMALL TV used a couple of times, 12 v 240 v 18.7 inch led, Digital $120.00 ono. Phone 0439 961 534 TOYOTA Prado GXL 2008, 4x4, Diesel, Duo fuel tank, automatic, odo 185xxx, time belt done, 7 seater, Bull bar, roof rack, will include “”Howling Wolf”” roof top tent, Road km only. Great car, regrettable sale, leaving town, $34,000 ono KTA 0400 413 758




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for sale WANT a sports bra that doesn’t cost over $100? Aussie designed sports bras now available in KTA! The most you will pay is $44.95. Go to for more information or call Sarah on 0429 209 045 for a free professional bra fitting today! WATER tank fibre glass app1-8 high 1-4 radius with tap $120 ono 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 WOMEN’S pre loved and new clothing, sizes 1824, also miscellaneous accessories. Karratha. Ph Deb 0403 621 520


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0432 684 806 ~~FOUND ~~GARAGE SALE lost MISSING - Young, slim, tawny, female cat, missing from Legendre Road, Nickol from Monday 10th Feb. Answers to “”Sahara”” and is wearing a Hi-Vis collar with cat paw decorations. Is microchipped, desexed and registered for Karratha Area. Please call 0419 873 357 if you have her. ~~MOTORCYCLES

motorcycles AURIBA scooter 125cc runs well needs a little tlc. One owner since new very cheap run around new rear tyer new drive belt two spare oil filters. Has carry box on rear ideal to run to work and back or to shops Full tank costs $10 and will get 250km $650 ph 0418 908 822 YAMAHA 2011 YZ 250F, SmPro Platinum rims and hubs, Yoshimura Rs-4 exhaust system, Sunline levers, Pro taper bars, renthal chain and sprocket kit. Heaps of spares - stock exhaust, plastics, air filters, levers. Very good condition.$5,500. Phone 0409 890 453-HED YAMAHA XT250. $4800 ONO. Must go. Under 1000KMS. Please Call 0487 750 807 - KTA

DUPLEX units for saleBridgetown. Fibro iron,good condition, fully leased,500m block, close to town amenities. U/G power, great investment, 350,000. Please ph 0439 930 588 HOUSE for sale with long lease in Baynton West, 4 Bed 2 Bathroom with Study (5th bedroom) Theatre room, Large open plan living with large kitchen, easy maintenance gardens. Currently rented to GROH with 3 years left on lease with a further 1 year option. Current rent $1600/wk $830 000 PH 0427586532 HOUSE on large corner block in DAMPIER 3 bedroom. Huge shed, new bathroom, established palm gardens, plenty of room for a pool, large patios front and back. $790000 Ono. Phone 0417 985 002 KARRATHA 4x2 House with Study, Boat space, good size backyard available first week of March. House is just 1 year old and is located on Baynton Drive, Baynton West area. Modern and Spacious. Rent is $1400/week neg based on length of tenancy. Please call Zak on 0420 211 111 to arrange viewing. SOUTH Hedland brand new one bed, fully furnished apartment available for rent from mid March. Phone the owner direct on 0431 503 481.


real estate KARRATHA Brand New one bedroom furnished apartment in Bulgarra for sale. Rent out and gain from the depreciation benefits - new tenant signed up and ready to go. Storage and covered car space, 200 metres from town. Buy direct from the owner and save. Priced realistically at $450k. 0431 503 481 MODERN Vintage style 4x2 located in quiet, family friendly street in Nickol, Karratha. Just 5 min from school, oval, service station & 10 min to town. $920,000 ono. Photos on noagentproperty. ID:13743. Contact Amanda on 0438 915 462. All reasonable offers considered. PANORAMIC Ocean and city views of Geraldton, in a quiet cul de sac, surrounded by established homes. 780 square meter block of land, close to schools, shops and beach in the suburb of Mount Tarcoola . Five minute drive to the CBD. $195,000 PH: (08) 9964 4471. PIECE of paradise—Willow St, Forrest Beach QLD— 3 Bed 1 Bathroom— Lovely, freshly renovated home situated right on the beach and a boat ramp, making this the perfect place for beach walking, swimming, fishing, boating and even playing tennis as there is a tennis court at your back yard. 0409 685 877 PRIVATE SELL— TOOBANNA QLD—$167k ono—Approx. 90km from Townsville Large 2.50 acre corner block situated with high exposure to BRUCE Hghwy with thousands of N & S bound vehicles passing every day.Fantastic commercial opportunities& is stble for subdvsion or you might just like to live on it.0409685877





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BUGGY 2 seater, unfinished KIA Cerato 2004, 5 Speed TOYOTA L/Cruis wagon TOYOTA Prado GX URGENT SALE - PRICE project, chassis 80%, most parts, Manual only 75,000 kms. 1992 80 series, fantastic 2008 L, 4x4, Diesel, Duo REDUCED. 2006 Holden 600cc Engine. KTA, $1500 ono, Cruise control, Icy Air vehicle, solar panels, fuel tank, automatic, Viva Station Wagon low kms 0455 600 191 conditioning. Only selling as duel battery, grt for odo 185xxx, time belt (less than 78,000) - Gold in purchased 4wd. $4500 ONO, camp/fishing. Paint fade, done, 7 seater, Bull bar, colour. Manual transmission, CHEV Camaro 1985 i roc z 2 mech sound. 5spd man, roof rack, will include electric windows, aux and cd door coupe 5 Litre v8 turb 700. call Kristy 0437 420 389 KTHA 4x4, b/bar, side steps, “”Howling Wolf”” roof player. Heaps of other extras Right hand drive 73,000 miles. LAND Rover 3 door recon too many cars, got to go. top tent, Road km only. $7500 ono. All reasonable Excellent original condition on motor & gear box parrelli tyres $10K ono 0427 988 464 Great car, regrettable offers considered. Call 0448 club rego $16,000. Call David easy project unlic offers 9182 P-Hed sale, leaving town, 768 848 cvon 0427 471 865 1126 or 0417 094 558 $34,000 ono - KTA 0400 VE SSV G8 2010 Special TOYOTA land cruiser 02 COASTER Bus not registered, LAND Rover 3dr 4cyl diesel 413 758 unlic true price $3000.00 Edition FOR SALE $35,000 or running, but no reason why it recon motor & gearbox no 9182 1126 or 0417 094 558 TRAILER 6 by 4.750 30,000km - 2.5”” Walkinshaw can’t be $1000 - u tow away in miles Pirrelli tyres unlic kgs licenced. $500.00, exhaust & cold air intake KTA TEL. 0402 673 532 or email $1200.00 9182 1126 or 0417 TOYOTA land cruiser 1995, ph Peter. 08 9185 - Computer re-mapped & 094 558 Engine replaced, Good tyres, dyno’d - Tinted windows 5101 or 0487 672 148 New awning, Big roof rack. DODGE Viper 1:18 scale die MAZDA bravo 4wd crew $10,000.00 onco. Ph Peter 08 TROOP Carrier - Paint, interior & rust cast models. 1996 GTS Coupe cab$6,800 new fuel pump, 9185 5101 or 0487 672 148 HDJ78R 2003 turbo protection - HSV rims with full and 1992 RT/10. $60 each incl wind screen and tune up 9182 diesel; 99000km; 5 size spare - All leather Interior post. Ph 0417 195 225 or jeff. 1126 0417 094 558 TOYOTA Land Cruiser seater; dual batteries; - Located in Paraburdoo 2006, HDJ79R 6 cyl MITSUBISHI Triton 2.5DiD, drawers & fridge slide; Phone 042 828 7009 Turbo Diesel Ute Manual F250 7.3 2004. lt diesel, extender 09, 96000km, silver, 4x2, 4 DP chip; winch; electric XW GT original red auto 119,000km Stereo cab. 140,000kms. Excellent doors, $13.500, HED, phone: brakes; plenty of power, fresh paint black outs five Bluetooth MP3 CD inc condition. Full service history. 0447 440 329 comfy ride! $35,000 slots brought back from RSA Remote air, bull bar, side Located in Broome. Reduced to MITSUBISHI Triton 2005 Ono Ph 0409 926 870 rust free car lic ready to drive steps, fl ares, mags, tow$59,990 for quick sale. Ph 0418 Cab Chassis GLX 2 door $75,000, ph 0407 669 351 Dampier bar Great Condition - KTA 308 698 4x4, 3.0 V6 Mileage. 140k`s, Rego4/14 $37,000 ono TROOP Carrier XY GT shaker genuine FALCON Wgn AU series 2 unlic non mine spec. One owner Phone 0407 762 404 HDJ78R 2003 turbo toploader globe wheels all will wreck or sell $400.00 9182 vehicle. Top condition. Dueler diesel; 99000km; 5 matching numbers RSA TOYOTA Landcruiser 60 1126 or 0417 094 558 694 LT`s 265/70/16, 6 spoke seater; dual batteries; Geelong built no rust good Series 1988, 4x4 Turbo alloy mags. Two good spares. HINO 300/716 Truck 2009. Steel drawers & fridge slide; body $50,000 Perth 0407 Diesel Wagon, A/C, Auto, low Two 4`Alloy tool boxes. For tray, Bull bar, Tow bar, Under DP chip; winch; electric 669 351 klms, $5,000.00 ono. Phone 30,000klms,Reg till June 2014. Inspection call / txt 0487 385 brakes; plenty of power, ~~WANTED 0409 890 453 HED Contact 0408 937 195. KTA. 440, $11,500. Craig Karratha comfy ride! Ph 0409 926 wanted TOYOTA Landcruiser. $39,750.00 NISSAN Dble Cab ute 2010 870 Dampier $19,500 2006 Manual NISSAN Torrano r/h rear HOLDEN HZ Ute, 1 ton, drives +23’ Cut Loose 5th WheelerTRUCK, 1993 Isuzu Transmission, Diesel, Mine A1 condition. well,253 auto, tipper body, Sydney FSR 450, 5T Tautliner door window 1998, ph 9182 Spec, rollcage, Cargo Barrier, licensed, reasonable condition, $120,000 Ring for more info. Lic, good cond, mech 1126 or 0417 094 558 Snorkle, under 180,000kms. 0415 901 375 light rust,tray needs work, been A1, DOT inspected last PACKING Boxes all sizes Registered til September sitting in the shed for 4yrs, NISSAN Patrol TI 2007. year $10,000 0429 638 for moving house. Will pay 2014. Please contact Clayton needs a new home. Located in Diesel Automatic 100,000kms top dollar. Call Peter on 0416 719 on 0418 102 312 for further Bridgetown, for pick up. 5500.00 $38,000.00 Ph: 0403 130 899. 270 960 details. ono please ph 0439 930 588 Sunroof, Leather interior, 2inch lift, DVD, UHF, 33inch tyres. HOLDEN Omega 2006 for sale Karratha. PhoneSOURCE 0403 130 899 LOCAL Karratha. Great condition YOUR car, airINVandem THE PILBARA conditioning, near new tyres,FOR long STAFF ROVER Plas V8 Bookings: 1300 655 720 or online rego, recent service. $11,000. Call unlic easy project offers 9182 0431 612 219 forLOCAL further details 1126 JOBS or 0417 094 558“RWD STAFF • LOCAL • LOCAL TRAINING • LOCAL STAFF • LOCAL JOBS • LOCAL TRAINING • LOCAL STAFF • LOCAL JOBS • LOCAL TRAINHOLIDAY Rambler Crown 2006 Black Ford Territory, Imperial 35. Ex cond. Chev 454 13,500 Price Negotiable, Auto, LPG/Petrol, 8Kva gen. Location Perth 20inch rims, ipod, gps navigation , and Awning. Sleeps 6, 2 A/C, HWS handsfree connectivity, (LPG). New 6.3 cub/ft F/freeze. M/w. Pantry. Shower/bath, flush premium sound package, new suspension and has toilet. Fresh, grey, black tanks. been slightly lowered, full Many other features. $90,000 neg. robin.e.l.richardson@gmail. service history and log books, regrettable sale. Please phone com , 0413 188 157 Krys: 0488 575 016

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2010 Special Edition • 30,000km • 2.5” Walkinshaw exhaust & cold air intake • Computer re-mapped & dyno’d • Tinted windows • Paint, interior & rust protection • HSV rims with full size spare • All leather Interior • Located in Paraburdoo Phone 042 828 7009

We need local Karratha based – • Concreters • Civil plant operators • Steel Fixers • Civil labourers • Formworkers • Scaffolders As well as: • Site Supervisor • HSE advisor • Site Administrator • Procurement and • Contracts Administrator Logistics co-ordinator • Civil Engineer • Planner Immediate start please send resume to or phone 0428 285 802

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Tamarind Place and Carse Street will POINT SAMPSON ROAD be temporarily closed to traffic from WICKHAM Monday 17 February to Friday 7 March 2014 ROADWORKS

• 300/716 Truck • Steel tray • Bull bar • Tow bar • Under 30,000klms • Reg till June 2014

Brierty at NYFL Joint Venture (BNJV) wish to advise road users The roads will be closed to allow for construction activity the $39,750.00 that works to install a new Junction, Price road widening and Tamarind / Carse intersection. associated infrastructure will commence 6th 0408937195 June 2013, Contact between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm Access to the sports ground carpark and the community centre Sunday. Works are expected to take 3 months. The works are located South of Wickham on Point XWSampson GT carpark will be maintained during the road closures. Road as part of the Wickham Accommodation Expansion.

Road users should be aware that a reduced speed limit will be in force for the duration of the works. Lane closures using Stop/Go will be used when required outside of peak hours. Minimal delays are to be expected. For further information please contact Brad Pearce, BNJV on 9267 8000.

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We currently have a great opportunity for a qualified and experienced Chef or Cook to join our cafeteria kitchen in Karratha! You will see yourself being responsible for preparing and cooking nutritious and profitable food items in accordance with HACCP requirements, and with a creative flair. Your duties will include: •        Planning the kitchen for food production •        Preparing and organizing food items in accordance with menu requirements •        Managing kitchen stock •        Complying with hygienic work practices and appropriate HACCP guidelines •        Ensuring customer service standards are maintained So, if you are a trade qualified chef or cook with a passion for cookery, excellent communication skills and the willingness to go the extra mile then we would like to hear from you! This position will bring you endless opportunities in an international catering and support services organization that employs over 388,000 employees in 55 countries! Join a team that shares your commitment to quality, safety, teamwork and “can-do safely”. Express your interest by emailing your resume and cover letter to:

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FITTERS MOBILE SALES & SERVICE TECHNICIANS Mawarnkarra Health Service is a community controlled Aboriginal health service providing holistic health care to the Aboriginal communities of West Pilbara region.

PROGRAMS MANAGER We are seeking a person with appropriate experience to manage the Programs and to collaborate with other senior managers to achieve integrated holistic client services. The Programs Manager will be responsible for the Social Emotional Wellbeing, Prison, Regional Tackling Smoking and Regional Healthy Lifestyles, and Safe House programs as well as managing some administration staff. The successful applicant will have experience in managing a diverse client focused team. The successful applicant will come with a strong understanding of the social determinants of health outcomes and will be able to work with the clinical services team and clients to achieve improved outcomes.

PRISON HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER We are seeking a Prison Health Support Worker to enhance the primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara Region. The successful applicant will provide a culturally appropriate holistic health care service to the prison system and assist with the re-entry service to the community. The skills required include the ability to take initiative and work independently and to have excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills. Aboriginality (and/or Torres Strait Islander) is a genuine requirement for this position.

TRANSPORT OFFICER We are seeking a Transport Officer to promote access to health services through the safe transport of clients to and from medical appointments including specialists’ appointments in and around the West Pilbara region. The successful applicant will have current unrestricted WA driver’s licence and excellent driving history and willingness to undertake First Aid training. The skills required include the ability to manage a crisis situation, an excellent driving record, good communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills.

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL WORKER We are seeking a Community & Environmental Worker to enhance the holistic primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara Region. The successful applicant will have qualifications in Environmental Health or working towards same, and a driver’s licence. The skills required include the ability to work with animals, good communication and interpersonal skills. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

TOBACCO ACTION WORKER We are seeking 2x Tobacco Action Worker to work collaboratively with a team in ensuring the vision of the ‘Regional Tackling Smoking and Regional Healthy Lifestyles’ programs are developed and implemented in a meaningful way to serve the peoples of the West Pilbara region. The successful applicant will provide culturally appropriate holistic health education awareness around tackling smoking. The skills required include the ability to take initiative, work in a team environment, have the ability to plan community activities, excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills. Must be a non-smoker and Aboriginality is a genuine requirement for this position. The remuneration package for this position will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to request a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria from Shay Wilson, MHS Human Resources Officer on 9182 0800 or via email . Applications close Wednesday 26th February 2014.

Applicants must obtain a copy of the selection criteria and address all criteria. A copy of the position description and selection criteria may be obtained by calling Shay Wilson on 9182 0800.

Strong consideration will be given to applicants who show evidence of the following: • A trade background with previous experience in Hydraulics an advantage but not essential • Be able to operate machinery, use tools and measuring devices • Have a strong understanding of customer service • Good numeracy, verbal & written skills • Have a strong work ethic & pride in workmanship • Be a team player • Prioritise to meet deadlines • Ability to problem solve • Understand OHS & Safe Work Practices • Possess a current manual LR license

The successful applicant will require the following: • Current MC licence • Construction industry training (white/blue card) • Positive attitude • Strong commitment to OH&S • Good communication skills • Proficient in all aspects of truck operations MCS pride themselves on delivering a quality product with exceptional service, whilst offering a rewarding and enjoyable work environment. If you wish to be considered for this position, please apply now by sending your resume to:


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Full product & job training will be provided. An excellent career opportunity exists for the successful applicants. Forward your application with current CV to: Centre Manager Pirtek Port Hedland Email:





Supervisor Locomotives Geraldton

Exciting opportunity to tender for the residential maintenance services panel, trades group one.

Aurizon is a top-50 ASX-listed company offering rail and roadbased freight transport and infrastructure solutions across Australia. Previously known as QR National, we have solid foundations established from more than 147 years of rail freight industry experience.

Requests for Tender (RFT) are invited from suitably experienced and qualified service providers for the provision of the following:

As a result of significant growth in our Iron Ore business within the Midwest region of Western Australia, Aurizon is now seeking applications from committed and team oriented Electrical Tradespeople to join our Narngulu (Geraldton) depot. This is an exciting opportunity to gain permanent employment with a leading national rail company who will further develop your trade skills in the rail industry.

> asbestos assessing and removal > blind cleaning > floor covering > floor covering cleaning > grounds maintenance > gutter cleaning > landscaping > painting > property cleaning > smoke alarm maintenance > sprinkler services > tree surgery > waterproofing, and > window furnishing.

The purpose of this position is to provide the front line management of the maintenance teams by supervising, directing and organising the daily delivery of service plans and business objectives. You will be required to exercise your leadership skills and technical knowledge to ensure that locomotives, railcars, wagons, plant and infrastructure are repaired and maintained to the required standard of safety and reliability to ensure the efficient running of freight services. Skills & Qualifications: • The appointee must possess an Electrical or Mechanical Fitter qualification; • Demonstrated experience maintaining Locomotives (preferred) or other heavy industry machinery; • A high level of skill in managing and prioritising work schedules, undertaking Performance Management, managing absenteeism, coaching and supporting direct reports and supporting succession planning; • A high level of technical competence and ability to undertake operational tasks; • A high level of skill to plan, develop, prioritise, administer and coordinate the workforce. This is a residential role therefore FIFO applicants will not be considered. Advertising Close: Friday 28th February 2014

APPLY TO POSITION 72466 via For more information contact Hayley Smith on (08) 9212 2569.

These services may be required 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, the majority of work will be required during normal business hours.


Mawarnkarra Health Service Ltd

Pirtek is an Australian owned company specialising in mobile service & replacement of hydraulic & industrial hose fittings & ancillary equipment. We are seeking motivated persons to fill the positions of Mobile Sales & Service Technicians for the Port Hedland Service and Supply Centre.

ROAD TRAIN DRIVER Mobile Concreting Solutions (MCS) are currently seeking an experienced road train driver to join their team in Port Hedland.

TO OBTAIN RFT DOCUMENTATION: Visit: ATM ID: DHA-H0-14-204 RFT release date: Thursday 27 February 2014 RFT closing date: Thursday 27 March 2014 FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Email: 139 342



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St Paul’s Primary School KARRATHA

Department of Mines and Petroleum

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic Qualified technician required for approx. 2 months. Possible view to extending. Excellent rates. Call Andy on 0448 118 812 or email resume to

FITTER SALES & SERVICE TECHNICIAN Pirtek, the market leader in manufacture, supply and installation of hydraulic and industrial hose assemblies, currently has a position vacant at our Port Hedland branch for a Mobile Sales and Service Technician.

Customer Services Officer

Applications are invited for a Temporary Position.

Web Search No: 01437859 Level/Salary: Level 2 $54 814 - $59 523pa PSGOGA This is a front line customer service position that deals with both internal and external customers. The position is responsble for receiving and processing applications for mining tenements, dealings and other applications. If you have a strong customer service focus, an administrative background and an attention to detail we encourage you to apply.


– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (0.15 FTE) Applications close 26 February 2014 and should be addressed to: The Principal, PO Box 1628, Karratha WA 6714.

CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER - KARRATHA A leading Building Products and Hardware outlet in Karratha require a full time Customer Service Officer to join the team. All enquiries to Colvyn Andre on 0407 420 673

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

For Specific Inquiries: Please contact Mark Miley on 9222 3618.

We are looking for a dedicated person for Cash-In-Transit Work for in the Pilbara Location: Marble Bar Area. Call Bishops Transport Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 March 2014 at 5.00pm The successful applicant will hold a mechanical This person must have the following but WST. Greg 0488 977 709 trade certificate or have a proven track record in the not limited to: hydraulic service industry. adcorp F91132 Applications in writing should be addressed to:  • Hold a current Security License, Centre Manager Pirtek Port Hedland (firearms preferable but not necessary) Email:  • First aid certificate TRADES and TRADE ASSISTANTS  • Current drivers license WA Site Services Pty Ltd is a progressive privately owned mine site   services and engineering company with a vision for growth and is seeking Trades and Trade Assistant personnel to express their If you think you are the right person FOR STAFF IN THE PILBARA interest in working on fly-in-fly out roles (from Perth) and at our for this job please email your resume Roebourne Workshop in the Pilbara. Bookings: 1300 655 720 or online to Are you interested in forwarding your name for the next and future of personnel in trade roles such JOBS as Boilermaker/Welders LOCAL STAFF • LOCAL JOBS • LOCAL TRAINING • LOCAL STAFF • LOCAL JOBS • LOCAL TRAINING •in-takes LOCAL STAFF • LOCAL • LOCAL and TRAIN-


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If achieving success and progressing your career is your passion, then consider placing your name on the WA Site Services Pty Ltd data base and be ready for a call. On commencement we can provide a competitive remuneration and employment conditions, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Southern Cross Care’s Vision is “Enriched and happy lives” – and through this exciting role you can help our community achieve this. The passion which drives our community-based work is in helping people to achieve the highest level of wellness possible for them. We aim to enhance their quality of life through excellent services, designed to meet each client’s individual needs. We currently have an opportunity for the right person to lead our caring and committed team, providing services in Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne, Wickham and Point Samson. The successful applicant will be experienced in the area of Community Services and have the ability to manage all aspects of service delivery for our clients plus the management of clinical and administrative staff and support workers. We offer great conditions and benefits, access to a motor vehicle with private use options, opportunities for professional growth, good work-life balance, a supportive environment and industry-leading, tax-effective salary packaging. Subsidized accommodation is also available for this senior position dependent upon the successful candidate’s needs. Further Information For more information about this position please contact Julie Broad, North West Operations Manager on 0409 766 274 or To Apply To register your interest for this unique career opportunity, please forward your resume to by 4pm Tuesday 4th March 2013.

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Successful applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment medical, drug screen and physio assessment and accept random alcohol and drug testing on an ongoing basis.

Aurizon is a top-50 ASX-listed company offering rail and road-based freight transport and infrastructure solutions across Australia. Previously known as QR National, we have solid foundations established from more than 147 years of rail freight industry experience.

Confidential applications, together with at least two (2) recent referees should be received for these positions by no later than 4pm on Friday 28th February 2014 and can be sent to: Human Resources Manager WA Site Services Pty Ltd E-mail:

As a result of significant growth in our Iron Ore business within the Midwest region of Western Australia, Aurizon is now seeking applications from committed and team oriented Electrical Tradespeople to join our Narngulu (Geraldton) depot. This is an exciting opportunity to gain permanent employment with a leading national rail company who will further develop your trade skills in the rail industry.


Working as part of the Rollingstock Maintenance team, you will be required to exercise your trade skills and knowledge to ensure that locomotives, railcars, wagons, plant and infrastructure are repaired and maintained to the required standard of safety and reliability to ensure the efficient running of freight services. Required skills & qualifications: • Electrical Trade Certificate (or formal equivalent); • ‘A’ grade Electrical Workers Licence; • Demonstrated experience in the resources, infrastructure or transport related industries; • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; • Ability to role model appropriate leadership behaviours. As the successful applicant you will be required to work on a day or afternoon shift plus rostered weekends. This is a residential role therefore FIFO applicants will not be considered. Advertising Close: Friday 28th February 2014

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Applicants will require trade qualifications, have previous experience working in the mining sector and demonstrate a high priority to safety. Previous experience working on balanced machines along with a HR (Unrestricted) licence would be an advantage for these positions.

Sodexo Remote Sites are seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals local to Karratha, Roebourne and surrounding areas to join our relief team at Gap Ridge Village. THE ROLE Relief staff are required to work in one or any of the following various positions: • Chef (minimum requirement Cert III in Commercial Cookery) • Domestic, Industrial, Utilities cleaner • Gardener • Security – must have WA security license and crowd controllers licence • Kitchen Hand • Dining Room Attending • Bar Attendant (RSA holder) WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR The ideal applicants will possess: • Minimum of a Manual Drivers Licence – C Class • Current Police Certificate (Less than 6 mths old) • Ability to undergo a Medical, Physical and D&A assessment • RSA and Approved Bar managers certificate – desirable • Prior mine site experience – desirable but not ess. If you are interested in the above Job Opportunities, please apply with your resume to

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Bluewater Tackle Exmouth Fishing Report By Jenni Gates

Have we got a fishing tale for you all this week. It happened when two boatloads of friends from Perth were trawling for marlin off Tantabiddi. One boat hooked up to a marlin that immediately took off, running so fast that the reel was to the point of spooling completely and breaking the line. A short time later, a deep diving lure on the other boat became foul hooked. The guys with the deep diver subsequently brought in their lure and found out that it had become tangled with the line from the other boat. They managed to come tight on the line and realised that the marlin was still attached – but the story gets better than this. So, apparently, the guys, who had hooked the marlin from the first boat now threw the original reel and rod into the second boat so those guys could finish reeling in the marlin. And guess what? The fish was landed. After a quick photo, the line is now back on the reel and the fish is swimming freely. If that is not the best fishing story you have ever heard, I’d like to know what is? The friends from the two boats are regular visitors to Exmouth and often fish the major Gamex fishing tournament here.

They have been catching lots of billfish according to daily reports and we are pleased to hear they are having such a great fun time. The fish pictured this week is a rare one to find in Exmouth. Exmouth resident Leanne Walters is the woman in the photo with her first 1m-plus barramundi. Leanne loves her fishing and has fished many areas in the Kimberly and further east, but never landed a fish bigger than the magic 1m mark. Leanne was super excited to land the fish off the banks at Telegraph Pool on the Fitzroy River. Are you planning on fishing in the Australian International Billfish Tournament or Gamex this year? Entries must be in soon or penalties will apply – it makes it much easier for organisers to co-ordinate these large-scale events if people put their entries in early. This year, the Gamex action is not just on the water. There are all sorts of activities on land as well for partners and visitors to enjoy, including live music, a ‘bling’ themed social evening, reef and beef barbecue, celebrity chef luncheon, Sunday Fun Day with music for kids and much more. The event is great fun and we encourage everyone in Exmouth to be a part of it.

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Dreams come true for footballers By Ben Leahy Six Pilbara footballers are hoping to strut their stuff on the biggest stage of all at the MCG this May. Stephen Hodder, Ash Cooper, Don Lockyer, Matt Lorne, Micky Ball and Kelman Tullock from Hedland, Wickham and Karratha are part of two indigenous teams that will contest the Rio Tinto Cup on May 31. The game will be played in front of a vocal MCG crowd as a curtain-raiser ahead of the AFL’s Dreamtime At The ’G match between Richmond and Essendon. And earlier this month, the young men had their first hitout as part of the Rio Tinto Footy Means Business program by attending the initial training camp in Perth on February 10-15. During the camp, they took part in cultural, educational and community activities, while also training intensively for a game between teams coached by former AFL players Aaron Davey and David Rodan. Karratha player Ash Cooper was a standout during the game as he was named among the best players in Team Davey and contributed on the scoreboard by kicking a goal. Matt Lorne also hit the scoreboard with one goal for the opposing Team Rodan.

Pilbara footballers join with other Indigenous players from the 2014 Footy Means Business squad. The young men are following in the tradition of past Pilbara players with Karratha’s Chris Wailu starring in last year’s Rio Tinto Cup curtain-raiser where he captained the winning team. The Rio Tinto Cup and Footy Means Business program is an annual initiative in which 50 indigenous men, aged 18 to 24, are exposed to elite AFL programs and training, along with networking opportunities in corporate environments. Following the February camp, the players will next meet for the second training camp in May, which will culminate in the Rio Tinto Cup on the MCG. AFL head of diversity Jason Mifsud said the program helps participants achieve their goals and reach their football potential.

“The AFL and Rio Tinto Footy Means Business program is committed to providing talent and development opportunities for young indigenous men from all over Australia, with the aim of seeing an increase in indigenous players selected to play at state and elite AFL level,” Mr Mifsud said. “We are excited to appoint former AFL stars Aaron Davey and David Rodan as the head coaches of the squad and anticipate great talent outcomes from this year’s group of participants, both on and off the field.” The Pilbara men were selected to attend the training camps based on their football ability, engagement with their communities and their potential to serve as a role model.


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INTENDED APPLICATION FOR INCORPORATION OF: Karratha Storm Senior Rubgy League Club Inc NOTICE is hereby given that: Tineke Leaf President of KSSRLC 21 Raynor Road Baynton Karrath, 6714, WA Being duly authorised by the above named association intends to apply to the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce on or after: 20th March 2014 for incorporation of: Karratha Storm Senior Rubgy League Club Inc

Lady mountain bikers hit the trails

And when eight of the girls travelled to Margaret River in October 2013 to race more than 200kms in the Cape-toCape four-day stage race, they attracted so much attention, that Australian Mountain Bike magazine ran a feature photo of them. Much of that growth started with the Karratha Ladies MTBers beginner rides run by Sally Smith. “The rides started as an idea late one

Sally said the Ladies MTBers beginner rides are open to anyone and help women build up their skills and confidence on the mountain bike, while also having a regular chuckle. Her next round of beginner ladies rides kick off on March 2 and will run for four-weeks – you don’t even have to own a mountain bike to take part. New riders can borrow one of three spare bikes owned by the Burrup Mountain Bike Club. Sally said that even ladies who don’t think they could ever ride a mountain bike will be surprised how fun it is and how fast they improve. She said most keen female mountain bikers in Karratha first built up their confidence by attending the ladies rides.

And while few women ever got airborne on their bikes a year ago, such is the success of female mountain biking that a number of them are now regularly dashing off jumps and drop offs.

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Most local riders are mums and the mountain bike is a great chance to spend time alone with mother nature, she said. The next ladies beginner clinic is on Sunday March 2 at 7am and will run for four weeks. The clinics are free and for more information visit the Karratha Ladies MTBers Facebook page.

By Ben Leahy Tom Price now has a refurbished sports field after the $10 million Clem Thompson Memorial Oval and Pavilion was opened in a twilight ceremony on February 13.

“To date, we’ve had a fantastic response to the project with many sporting clubs keen to utilise our facilities,” Cr White said.

“With four club rooms, an umpire room, bar and kitchen facilities, change rooms, a canteen and plenty of storage, we expect around 5000 people to utilise the oval and pavilion every year for training nights, game days and events.”

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The new sporting and community facility is named after the late Clem Thompson. Mr Thompson lived in Tom

early ’eighties and was a great supporter of local senior and passing away at just 40-years of age. He was the first person to play 200 Fortescue National Football League (FNFL) games and represented the league 26 times.

Both will be held between 10.00am and 12.00pm proof of age iD is essential, as requested by the association. all players and families past & new made welcome. To encourage new members from karratha we are offering a free bus service on training nights to transport players from karratha to Windy ridge oval and then returning them after training finishes. Dampier Sharks Junior Football Club, po box 1473, karratha, W.a. 6714 Simon Tocas president Sharks Junior Football Club mobile: 0403 249 808 email:



He also won five Ashworth Medals and was a life member of the FNFL and Townsite Eagles Football Club.

For information contact Elyce Huren at The Youth Shed on 9186 8586 or email

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“We’re expecting over 30 teams from all sporting

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Sunday March 9th at the Leisureplex “Club Room”


Shire of Ashburton president Kerry White said the new oval was already in demand.

disciplines will make use of the state-of-the-art recreational facility.

Sunday March 2nd at the Dampier Sports Club, Windy Ridge Oval


The upgrade included the building of a sports pavilion with change rooms and grandstand seats, flood lighting, fencing, goal posts and an altered orientation to the playing surface to create a full-sized playing area.

Registrations will be held on


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The female bikers brigade has grown from less than a handful of girls two years ago, to last year having more than 20 women register and compete in races with local group, the Burrup Mountain Bike Club.

“We’ve put on five clinics now (in the past 12 months) and put 30 ladies through the beginners rides.”

This includes all eight of the ladies, who took part in the Cape to Cape race in Margaret River last October as well as those who made it through a 12-hour race near Perth called the Alcoa Dusk to Dawn.


Two years ago you barely saw a Karratha girl on a mountain bike – now it’s hard to miss them as local women are each week bouncing through rock gardens and charging along single-track trails out the back of the town.

night with the president of the Burrup club Damien Muller and it has grown beyond all expectations,” Sally said.


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The association is formed for the purpose of: Promoting, fostering, Encouraging, Controlling, Managing, Co-ordinating all aspects of Rubgy League


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Pony club looking for new members By Ben Leahy The Karratha Pony Club is on the lookout for young riders after holding a sign-up day and barbecue at the Frank Butler Centre on February 16. The club registered 11 junior horse lovers on the day and expects to have more than 15 riders and ponies joined up by the time the season officially starts in April. But it is not just young horse lovers with ponies the club is chasing. This year, the club is hoping to expand its Riders Without Ponies program that it started in 2013. The program allows junior horse lovers, who don’t own a pony, to join the club and learn more about horse riding. Pony Club president Adrian Whiting said children who join Riders Without Ponies do not get to ride a horse but they do get up close to the animals and learn how to look after, groom and train them. “Riders Without Ponies is still an opportunity for children to learn about horses, how a horse works and everything that goes along with a horse apart from riding,” he said. Mr Whiting said keeping a horse in the Pilbara was expensive

Karratha Pony Club riders in action. and so the club was trying to make itself more accessible to the community. Most local riders keep their horses in southern Western Australia during the cyclone season from November to March before transporting them to the Pilbara during the club’s season from April to October. Horse owners also have to pay for a stable and yard at the Karratha Agistment Centre to house their horses. “It is expensive in the Pilbara

so that is why we try to make it fun and involve as many people as we can so that we can become a bigger group,” Mr Whiting said. But he said the expense was worth it because the Pilbara was a great place for horse riding. “One of the beautiful things about being in the Pilbara is we’ve got access to some great beaches that other people don’t have access to,” he said. “If you happen to hang out at

the local beaches of an afternoon, chances are you will see someone show up with a horse float and horse.” As well as getting the chance to ride through the surf, local children with horses also tend to make great friends at the Pony Club, Mr Whiting said. “The beauty of Pony Club for the kids is they get to bond with their horse, they get to play games with other kids, it is quite a social activity,” he said.

The club also runs a competition during the FeNaClNG Festival in which riders from Hedland and Exmouth and possibly Newman and Tom Price will hold dressage classes and compete in show jumping. The Pony Club is having a familiarisation meet on March 9. All interested children are encouraged to come along even if they have no experience with horses. For more information, email

Basketball back in Water polo teams head to Hedland for 2014 Country Championships By Ben Leahy Hedland basketball is back this weekend as the junior competition kicked off at Wanangkura Stadium on Friday, February 21, while the senior social league begins on March 7. The junior season for 2014 will run for six-weeks with skills training and matches taking place every Friday from 5pm to 6pm until March 28. Meanwhile, a new Senior Social Basketball Competition run by the YMCA and Town of Port Hedland starts on March 7 on the indoor and outdoor courts at Wanangkura and will run for a 10-week season.

With the junior competition catering to players aged nine to 16, the senior league will have separate games for men and women over 16. More information about the junior competition can be found on the Hedland Junior Basketball Association Facebook page or by contacting Ashley Councillor on 0407 008 789. The association is always on the lookout for volunteers to assist each week. Nomination forms for the senior competition can be obtained by emailing Kimmy Cooper at Completed forms are to be returned by 4pm on Friday, February 28.


2014 Soccer Season Signup and ‘Have A Go’ • Dampier Junior Soccer Club • Nickol Junior Soccer Club • Bulgarra Glory Junior Soccer Club • Salt Junior Soccer Club The 2014 season signup for all clubs will be at the Karratha Leisureplex clubrooms On Saturday 22nd February 10.00am to 12.00 pm Wednesday 26th February 5.00pm to 7.30pm Fees U13 and U17 - $150 / U6 to U10 - $100 No Eftpos available Children must turn 5 yrs before the 30th June 2014 to be eligible

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New players must provide birth certificate • Uniform orders available from clubs • Coaches and Referees wanted Have-a-go activities are indoors and require non marking shoes

By Ben Leahy Karratha and Hedland water polo players will be hoping to make a splash at the WA Country Water Polo Championships in Busselton from February 28 to March 2. The Karratha Water Polo Association will send men’s and women’s teams to the threeday tournament to compete against sides from Busselton, Bunbury, Peel and Geraldton. Individual players from Port Hedland will also be travelling to Busselton and will be allocated to teams that are short on players. Karratha Water Polo Association secretary Anouska Angrove said it was a great effort to send teams to the Country Champs given that this was the first season of competition in town for years. “I’ll be surprised if the guys team don’t do really well at the Country Champs,” Ms Angrove said. “We’ve got some really good ex-state players and also the new guys that have come along this year have improved out of sight. “The women will go OK – we have a mix of brand new and experienced players – but mostly we are just stoked to be able to send a men’s and women’s side to the Country Champs.” Ms Angrove said the inaugural water polo season from October 2013 to March 2014 at the Leisureplex has been a great success. “We now boast nearly 60

Port Hedland water polo (pictured) will not send a full team this year to the Country Championships. members and, every Thursday night, we play a women’s game followed by the men’s game,” Ms Angrove said. “Hopefully, we are looking good for next season so that we can branch out and have two or more teams with a proper fixture.” And the success of the startup competition and its facilities at the $60 million Leisureplex hasn’t gone unnoticed. The WA Water Polo Association wants Karratha to host the water polo national championships next year with a final decision to be made after the Country Champs in March. “My husband and I have

both been involved in water polo since we were teenagers,” Ms Angrove said. “So the fact that it wasn’t happening up here and has now got to the stage where we’ve been approached to host the national championships – we are stoked with that.” Ms Angrove said new players are still welcome to try out for the sport before the season finishes at the end of March. Training is on Tuesday nights with games on Thursdays at the Leisureplex. More information can be found at the Karratha Water Polo Facebook page.

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