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Karratha Police are seeking information over a series of incidents in which alcohol was stolen from two Karratha premises on March 14. Police said alcohol was stolen from the Ibis Hotel Bottle Shop and Karratha Recreation and Sports Club, both on Searipple Rd, after they were broken into between 2am and 3am. Items were also stolen from several cars parked nearby, which were also broken into and damaged. It is believed the person pictured may be able to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about these incidents, or who recognises the person pictured, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. In a separate incident, police said that a man threatened staff in a Karratha video store with a knife last Monday at 8.40pm. The man had entered the Balmoral Rd store and asked to buy a movie. But when he was told the movie was available for hire and not sale, it is alleged the man brandished a knife. The staff member fled

to the rear of the store and the man left the store after taking a drink from a fridge. Karratha Police reviewed CCTV footage and passed that information on to another Karratha Police unit, which was sent to search the area for the offender. A person matching the description of the offender was located and arrested. A 29-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been charged with being armed in a way that may cause fear and fronted Karratha Magistrates Court late last week.

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Pilbara voters to help shape the Senate By Ben Leahy Pilbara voters will join Western Australians in choosing from 77 candidates as they go back to the polls on April 5 for a re-run of the Senate election. The election is being held again after last September’s Senate election results were declared void when 1370 votes went missing. The re-run has the chance to reshape the Senate and impact the amount of control the Coalition Government has in the house. The Liberal Party did well in the original count, picking up three seats. A strong performance in the re-run will ensure the Coalition is less reliant on the minor parties to control the house. Labor and the Greens picked up one seat apiece in the first count and Labor will be hoping to do better this time around. The minor parties were the surprise packet of last year’s election and they will again be hoping to use the preference system to win WA seats. Australian politics expert from Murdoch University Ian Cook said that each party will try to campaign according to a number of themes. Dr Cook said that while the Coalition Government will try to refocus on issues used in last year’s federal election campaign, such as the mining and carbon taxes, the Labor Party will try to move away from federal politics. He said Labor will instead try to paint Prime Minister Tony Abbott with the same brush as WA Premier Colin Barnett. “Labor doesn’t want to focus too much on federal Labor because it introduces the carbon and mining tax into voters’ minds and it plays out negatively for them – these policies are often seen as anti Western Australia,” Dr Cook said. “But at a state level Mark McGowan did a reasonable job against Colin Barnett. “There would have been a time where you would leave Colin Barnett alone because of his popularity with the voters in the state, but I don’t think that is true anymore.”


The minor parties were the surprise packet of last year’s election and they will again be hoping to use the preference system to win WA seats.


Seasonal employment available at several great locations. Previous taxation experience is not necessary, although would be beneficial. Great communication skills are essential. Enquire today at our Geraldton head office. Call (08) 9964 1031 or email Pilbara voters will go to the polls once again on Saturday, April 5 in a re-run of September’s Senate election. Photo by Ben Leahy Dr Cook said that since September last year Mr Barnett has been having electoral troubles due to the state’s large debt and drop in credit rating and setbacks, such as with the Browse LNG development north of Broome. He said Labor have already been targeting Mr Barnett with a broken promises campaign that they hope will stick to Mr Abbott also. Dr Cook said he also expects the Greens and minor parties, such as the Palmer United Party, to target regional voters. He said he expected minor parties to campaign loudly in support of schemes such as Royalties for Regions and securing a larger slice of the GST pie for WA. And the Coalition Government is clearly taking

the challenge from minor parties seriously, with the Liberal Party’s Member for Durack Melissa Price issuing a statement aimed as much at them as at Labor. “Allowing the Senate to be controlled by minor parties who will wheel-and-deal with no clear directive for Australia’s prosperity should be a concern for all Australians,” Ms Price said. “We need strong leadership in the House of Representatives and strong leadership in the Senate, which will not be achieved if the Senate continues on its current chaotic path.” Either way, it should be a fascinating battle. The Senate election is on Saturday, April 5. For more information see

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A selection of some of the great photos taken by club members, including Steve Whitworth, Kerri Ransfield and TJ O’Reilly.

Photography in the Pilbara can sometimes be a solitary affair. Friends and family are not always keen to travel for hours to catch that remote desert sunrise nor are they up for endless discussions about shutter speeds. So instead, snappers from Karratha’s Red Dirt Camera Club let out all their photography talk during monthly get-togethers at the Leisureplex. Club members share photos and stories at the meetings and learn more about the art of photography. They also show the best pictures from the group’s monthly competition, in which members take photos according to a theme. But you don’t have to be an expert to take part. Red Dirt member Cate Laviron joined the club more than a year ago because she didn’t know how to use her new camera. “Tutorials on the internet are OK,” she said. “But if I was only taking photos by myself when I go on holidays I would never improve. “(The club) is good for pushing myself to take photos more often.


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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Need information on free support services? Relationships Australia WA’s Royal Commission Support Service provides a free service for people affected by the Royal Commission. Meet our team and learn more about our support service on Thursday, 3rd April 3.00 to 5.00pm Wanangkura Stadium, Hamilton Road, South Hedland RSVP on 9489 6390 or

snappers’ circle “And by taking photos of different things every month and sharing them with people who have more experience than me I learn (much faster).” Cate also said it is the group discussions accompanying the monthly competition photos, including how and where the pictures are taken and what camera modes are used, which are especially informative. Club members also vote on the best three pictures each month, with the winner at the end of the year picking up a small prize. “The competition is a bit of fun and not meant to be taken too seriously,” Cate said. “There is no right or wrong or bad photo.” And although the Red Dirt Camera Club has been around for several years, they are always on the lookout for new members, Cate said. Cost is $50 a year or $5 a meeting. For details email red

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Shire seeks government funding to get Wickham hub off the ground

The community hub would include a childcare centre and other facilities to benefit local residents. Photo courtesy of Rio Tinto

By Ben Leahy Shire of Roebourne councillors have voted to endorse an $18.5 million plan for a new community hub in Wickham. The new hub would include office and clinical space for GPs, a community hall and youth space, skate park, library, childcare centre and multipurpose space. The site would also be developed in a way that will allow future additions to be added to the hub if needed. The shire will now submit the project model to the state government and seek around $5 million in funding. It is proposed that Rio Tinto will also put $11.5 million towards the project, with the shire to contribute an additional $1.5 million and Lotterywest $1 million. Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said the hub project would provide Wickham with important new community spaces and youth facilities. “We are currently in the process of detailed design for a similar hub in Dampier, also in partnership with Rio Tinto, and it’s clear to see how these multi-use facilities are really needed in these towns,” Cr Long said. “Building a hub allows us to create a space that is a bustling centre of activity for the community where people can meet, mingle and access important community services. “I’m hopeful that we will receive funding from the state government for this critical project for our eastern towns which, along with our partnership with Rio Tinto, will allow us to get this project off the ground.” The scope changes came about through continued design work and consultation with the eastern corridor communities. The shire chose a slightly cheaper design for the Wickham hub that cut out plans to build a ten-pin bowling centre at the hub.



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Medical scheme brings more doctors to town Local medical practitioner Dr Archana Ratna recently celebrated five years’ service to the community under an initiative that aims to improve access to health services. Dr Ratna is the fifth doctor under the Medical Services Equalisation Scheme to provide five years of local service since the program began in 2006. The scheme focuses on lowering the barriers for private GPs to service the local community.

Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said this has helped bring more doctors to the Pilbara. “Through this program we’ve seen an increase of GPs servicing our community, which has meant participating practices have been able to offer more flexible consultation services and reduce waiting times for patients,” Cr Long said. “We want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to ensure residents

have access to the same high quality health services they would expect in the metropolitan areas.” Thanks to the greater availability of doctors, the Karratha Medical Centre now provides after-hours GP appointments on weekdays until 7pm and Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Kinetic Health also provides after-hours services on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 8pm and Saturdays until 1pm.

Entries open for Cossack Art Awards Entries for the 2014 Cossack Art Awards opened this week and artists across Australia are being encouraged to enter the region’s premier art prize. The competition has grown in size and stature over the years to become the nation’s richest regional art award, attracting entries from the very best talent across Australia. Shire of Roebourne president Peter Long said it was great to see local artists producing work on a par with top painters from across the country. “It’s always fantastic to see such strong input from our local arts community, which has been hugely influential in the growth of the awards over the years and continues to inspire local artists and talent. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we get this year,” Cr Long said.


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Would you like to start or grow an investment property portfolio, but do not have the surplus funds for a deposit? Why not use your superannuation? n how does it work? Super is not an investment. It is simply a tax structure that is taxed at a lower rate. When your employer contributes to your super, the funds are taxed at 15 per cent rather than at the rate you’d pay if you took the money home, which is 45 per cent for those who earn more than $180,000 a year. Super funds can be used to buy any kind of investments. To buy property with super funds, you first need to establish a self managed super fund. The SMSF can then be used to help secure a loan (normally up to a loan to value ratio of 70 per cent).




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the asset before retirement. So you cannot live in the property nor have relatives live there. n You cannot transfer an investment residential property you already own into super. Only commercial property can be transferred into super. n what are the pitfalls? As with any borrowing for investment purposes, there are potential pitfalls. When using super funds to invest in property this can include: n Losing your job and no longer having super contributions going into your account. n The property becoming vacant. n You breach the SMSF rules, which could results in the loss of 50 per cent of your super assets, which may be hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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“The Cossack Art Awards is not only a major event on the Pilbara arts program, it is becoming more widely known throughout Australia … (and it also showcases) the historic and beautiful town of Cossack,” he said. Entries are open until June 16 and works will be shown in the historic bond store, post and telegraph buildings at Cossack from July 20 to August 10. For details see cossackart or visit the awards’ Facebook page.



Karratha resident Iris Huang at last year’s awards. Photo by Ben Leahy

This year there is a $15,000 prize for the best overall artist and a $10,000 prize for the other feature award, the best artwork by Pilbara artists. There are also $8000 prizes for each of the winners in eight other categories, as well as a $5000 for the winner of the works on paper category. Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Andrew Harding said his company was proud to have supported the awards since they started 22 years ago.





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15-year wait for Banjima native title win By Ben Leahy The Banjima people from the Central Pilbara had their native title rights recognised by the Federal Court on March 11 after first lodging their claim more than 15 years ago. The delay in reaching a negotiated outcome on the 1998 native title claim led the WA Government and Banjima people to enter into litigation in 2011.

But now with the successful Federal Court decision, the Banjima native title rights cover a 10,200 sq km area extending west towards Tom Price and east towards Newman. It also includes areas around Karijini National Park and the asbestos mining town of Wittenoom. “We have fought for this for a long time, so … (it) is very rewarding,” said Banjima elder Maitland Parker.

“Our elders have taught us all of the things we needed to get our determination. They have taught us our law, language and culture, which we will pass on (to) our young people.” Banjima country is home to many sacred sites, including ancient stone engravings. Gorges, such as Wittenoom Gorge, also have spiritual significance and form part of Banjima cultural storylines.

It is also at the heart of BHP Billiton’s Pilbara iron ore operations, while major projects by Rio Tinto, Hancock Prospecting and Fortescue Metals Group are also in Banjima country. Banjima people are in the final stages of negotiating land use agreements with BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto over the iron ore projects. Banjima elders and community members gathered at Karijini on

March 11 to mark the Federal Court decision. Federal Court judge Justice Michael Barker said he regretted how long it took for the Banjima people to secure their claim. “A number of senior members of the Banjima claim group have not lived to see (today) … but I am sure the memory of these elders … and their spirit is very much with all Banjima people present here,” Justice Barker said.


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After mining has finished, the Ngarla people can fully exercise all their native title rights through the whole area again.


Ngarla people win landmark native title case By Ben Leahy The Pilbara’s Ngarla people have won a landmark High Court case that found their native title rights are not extinguished by mining leases. This means that the Ngarla people will now be able to exercise their native title rights over all areas of their traditional lands, including the Mt Goldsworthy mining leases, once all mining projects are finished. The Mt Goldsworthy leases had originally been excluded from a 2007 Ngarla native title agreement, despite being located on traditional lands 150km east of Port Hedland. This was due to the state government arguing that mining leases permanently extinguished native title rights. The Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation represented the Ngarla people and its chief executive Simon Hawkins said native title rights did not interfere with mining leases. “The courts had been clear all along that the native title rights did not prevent mining companies from doing anything they were

lawfully allowed to do under their mineral leases,” Mr Hawkins said. “(So) we are uncertain as to why the WA government asked the court to rule that the native title must be permanently extinguished, even though this makes no difference to mining leases in that country.” The rights recognised under the 2007 Ngarla native title agreement include the right to access and camp on Ngarla lands, to take flora, fauna and other non-mineral resources, to engage in ritual and to care for sites of significance. The Ngarla people went back to court in 2009 to extend these rights to include the Mt Goldsworthy leases once all mining projects are finished. These rights were granted under the March 12 High Court ruling, which could now have ramifications for other native title claims in the Pilbara. “(With this ruling), after mining has finished, the Ngarla people can fully exercise all their native title rights through the whole area again,” Mr Hawkins said. “It was very disappointing that the WA government challenged that position.”


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Pampering prizes up for grabs If you know of a local community hero in need of some pampering, why not enter them in a competition being run by three Karratha small businesses? The winning person will receive $200 in beauty and hairdressing gift vouchers and a day’s worth of home maintenance and gardening. The prizes are being provided by Chelsea Brown from Beautylicious, Kerri Reed from Kerri Reed Hairdressing and Josh Preston from Preston Yard and House Maintenance. Ms Brown said the idea for the competition came about

You can nominate as many people as you like, provided each entry is accompanied by a letter explaining why that person is being nominated. Nominees must also be living in Karratha, Roebourne or Wickham. The competition closes on April 31, with Ms Brown, Ms Reed and Mr Preston choosing the winner. Nominations can be sent to, or handed directly to Ms Brown, Ms Reed or Mr Preston.


Our voting teams are on the way to collect your vote. It’s time for all Australians enrolled in Western Australia to vote and we don’t want you to miss out just because you live in a remote area. We’re making it as easy as possible by sending voting teams to collect your vote. Remote mobile voting will take place between Monday 24 March and Saturday 5 April. All Australians enrolled in Western Australia aged 18 or over must vote for six senators; it’s the law, so you need to make sure you’re ready and know when voting teams will be in your area. To find out when we’ll be near you, check with your local council, look out for voting posters on display in your community or contact the AEC.

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Murdoch University researchers who calculated the carbon footprint of a typical WA mine site village have found they can be made significantly greener without any effect on the bottom line. Lead researcher and PhD candidate David Goodfield conducted a detailed examination of a mining camp in WA’s mid-west. He found that the overall carbon footprint varied according to the potential life of the camp. For a camp with a lifespan of five years, it amounted to about 2600 tonnes of CO2-e (carbon dioxide equivalent). “That includes the carbon emissions from constructing the camp and buildings, the electricity to run the camp, deliver goods, pump water, deal with waste and so on,” Mr Goodfield said “It equates to at least 16 tonnes per camp resident, which is on top of the carbon they are responsible for while at home. “If you extrapolate that across the nation, the carbon saving is worth thinking about, considering the number of fly-in fly-out workers there are (in) remote camps such as this one.” The study, funded by the Australian Research Council’s Linkage program, found that applying energy efficiency and behaviour-change measures was only likely to reduce the carbon footprint by 6 per cent. Mr Goodfield found that a much greater reduction could be made by switching the village’s energy supply to renewable sources. “The camp I examined is powered by the generator at the mine itself, with an 8km spur line running the electricity between the two points,” he said. “That spur line cost approximately $2 million to construct. For the same cost, they could have installed a renewable energy system, which could have paid for itself in as little as three-anda-half years.” Mr Goodfield said any excess power could be redirected to the town’s power supply, possibly offsetting costs further, while making a positive contribution to the community. “At the end of the village’s life, solar panels and wind turbines can simply be packed up for use at the next location,” he said. “Or a company could choose to leave a lasting legacy in the town by leaving the infrastructure there.” While this one particular method may not make a mine site village completely carbon neutral, with some good planning, Mr Goodfield said it can be achieved. “These initiatives need to be implemented at the design level, which can be very costeffective,” he said. Mr Goodfield said mine site camps frequently have a short lifespan due to the volatility of the resource markets. “This means that ways to reduce the carbon footprint are usually overlooked in the early planning and design stage,” he said “However, the continually falling price of solar and rise of gas and diesel costs means that further investigation is warranted. “What company could argue with attractive payback periods and return on investment while reducing their impact on the environment?”

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Karratha BMX rides a wave of success By Ben Leahy There were plenty of thrills and – luckily – few spills as about 50 Karratha kids took the chance to give BMX a go at a come-and-try day last weekend. With the new riders ranging from tiny tots in Disney-themed stack hats to older kids on handme-down bikes, Karratha BMX Club president Ian Glover was delighted with the turnout. He now hopes that the excitement of whizzing around the berms and jumps on what is one of Western Australia’s most technical tracks will lead to at least 30 of the new riders joining up for the regular season races, which begin this weekend. “BMX racing is one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in Australia,” Mr Glover said. “It is a very exhilarating feeling for the girls and boys lining up at the top of the ramp,

knowing they are going to race and pedal as hard they can. “It is a great social atmosphere too. The average race only takes around a minute and so that means they have time to interact and chat with their friends.” The come-and-try day followed on from a successful few years for BMX riding and the club. BMX has been growing thanks to its reputation as a fast and exciting family sport that is open to boys, girls and their parents. It is also riding on a high due to its inclusion in the Olympics since 2008 and the success of Australian world champion riders Sam Willoughby and Caroline Buchanan. The international success is even flowing to the grassroots Karratha juniors. With the help of elite riders, such as Daniel Sprague and

ex-Olympian Luke Madill, who travel to Karratha three to four times a year to train local juniors, the club has grown to be a force in the Western Australia state titles. “We have one of the largest clubs in Australia, with more than 100 active riders each year,” Mr Glover said. “At the 2013 state titles, we had 27 riders travel 1700km down to Kalgoorlie, and we ended up with 18 (top-three finishes) and a couple of number one riders in the state.” “We’ve got some very highly skilled junior riders here that I think will (one day) be on the world stage.” For 12-year-old club member Jackson Tatham, that world stage might not be far away. He is heading to the National Championships in Victoria in May and hopes to earn a place in the world titles, which will be held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands this July.

Mr Glover said this success and the atmosphere of the club had also helped bring strong corporate support, with Rio Tinto sponsoring rider training courses and Onsite and Titan donating equipment to maintain the track. He hopes the club will continue to grow. New members wishing to join up need to buy a club membership, full-face helmet and protective gear to cover the whole body, as well as do a few modifications to their bikes. And it is not just for kids – there are several parents also signed up for club races. But the older folks need to be prepared for the humiliation that comes with trying 100 times to learn a trick that their kids can often pick up in one go, Mr Glover warned. “It’s fair to say that lot of mums and dads are letting their kids do the riding for them out there,” he said.

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leSS meat, more PlantS It’s Meat Free Week from March 24-30, so this is the best time to discuss the alwayscontroversial topic of meat consumption. I want to start off by saying yes, meat is rich in a highly absorbable form of key nutrients, such as iron and B12, and also that I am not 100 per cent vegetarian. I am OK with meat consumption, but I also support vegetarianism or veganism for certain people, depending on their health status. As with anything I condone nutritionally, it is about quantity and quality, and this is a major issue as far as meat is concerned. Let’s discuss quantity first. Meat consumption is on the increase globally. It is projected that production will sky rocket from 275 million tonnes in 2008 to 465 million tonnes by 2050. But it is not just an increase in the world’s population that is driving greater meat consumption. We are also eating more per person. In 1961 each person consumed about 22kg of meat a year, but this had risen to 40kg a person by 2007. And there are direct links between this increase in meat consumption and an increase in rates of chronic disease. For example, excess meat consumption can increase the

risk of prostate or breast cancer by as much as 40 per cent. Bowel Cancer Australia also states that changes in diet, largely due to the reduction of meat, could reduce the incidence of bowel cancer by 75 per cent. So it’s clear to see a simple change such as reducing the amount of meat you eat can greatly impact on you and your family’s health. So how do you eat less meat? Vegetarian day I am a big believer in having one meat-free day each week. This is taking off around the world with one initiative called Meatless Mondays – get recipe ideas and tips at SerVing Size It’s clear that serving sizes of meat have increased in recent years. But a safe and practical serving of meat is a portion the size of your palm (fingers not included) and a serving size of seafood is a portion the size of your palm and fingers. red meat It has the strongest link to bowel cancer of any meat. Bowel Cancer Australia states that people should eat a maximum of three serves a week and if

you have a family history of this cancer, you need to take this guideline seriously. Plan ProteinS Believe it or not, you can get protein from plants. Some plants, such as quinoa, tofu and tempeh, are even complete proteins, meaning that they contain all of the amino acids. Other great options include legumes (beans, lentils and chickpeas), nuts, seeds and whole grains. There are plenty of recipes using these foods on the internet. meet half way If going completely vegetarian freaks you out, then begin by halving the amount of meat in a dish and topping it up with some of the options above. For example, try halving the mince in a bolognaise and topping it up with lentils or kidney beans instead. Or try halving the amount of chicken in a curry and replacing it with cubed tofu. If you want to join in on Meat Free Week jump on my Facebook page, as I am supplying a free seven-day meal plan. See RedRockFitnessKarratha.

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Parenting and behavioural consultant Brad Williams of Perthbased company Behaviour Tonics will be visiting Karratha from March 31 to April 10. During his stay he will facilitate parenting courses in the popular parenting program, 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching to help manage difficult behaviour in two to 12-year-olds. If, as a parent, you are looking to gain more knowledge, confidence and practical things to do, this program is suitable for use with two to 12-year-old children and provides a calm, flexible and effective approach to discipline. About this course First, your kids don’t have to be naughty for it to be helpful. More than 6000 WA parents have done this course with Behaviour Tonics, rating it 91 out of 100 for overall satisfaction. It provides three practical things

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to do about problem behaviour and how to help a child cope with emotions, such as frustration, that can lead to it. Parents will learn how to give and follow through with consequences without starting a war. It teaches parents how to teach and encourage their kids to do the things you want them to do, such as eat their food, get dressed and share their toys. The morning and evening courses run over two or three sessions, with a limited number of crèche positions available in the morning course. Brad is the only licensed Practitioner Trainer of Professionals and Teachers in WA and the NT. Brad’s presentations are both informative and entertaining. His approachable style makes the topic of disciplining children interesting. With a background in child and adolescent mental health services as well as private practice, his practical, real-world approach has course participants feeling more confident and flexible when it comes to discipline and getting the best out of kids. As a father of two young boys, he is only too aware of the challenges involved. His knowledge and engaging nature has seen him appear on television, speak regularly on ABC 720, 94.5 Big Couch and 2UE. He is also invited to contribute articles and opinion to a variety of publications in the print media. But it is working with parents, teachers and carers that is his passion and area of expertise. He helps them to be better informed and more effective in discipline and raising kids in general. For information on the Karratha parent courses call 9144 2150.



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The celebration stretched on long and hard last weekend as Evolution Lounge Bar turned four years old.

The club held two separate nights of birthday parties and was covered in streamers and balloons and offered drink specials for patrons to enjoy. Resident DJ Armee was overwhelmed with the number of partygoers cheering the club on and thanking it for four years of fun. “This is one cray cray b’day party,” he said after working the decks across the two nights of birthday partying. “What a party K-Town, you are amazing!”


There were also giveaways up for grabs, with local tattoo business Inkredible Tattooing and Piercing joining in on the fun and giving away T-shirts and a $200 voucher to spend at the shop. If you were part of the action over the weekend, you can see if your photo was snapped either by studying these photos in the Echo or by visiting Evolution’s Facebook page. Evolution still has free entry before midnight on Friday nights and VIP entry before 11pm on Saturday nights if you message the club on Facebook. So get down earlier if you fancy partying all night.

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Send your gig guide events to SATURDAY, MARch 22 Twilight Movies Series, Boomerang Oval, Newman, opens 6pm, movie starts 7pm, food available to buy carbon Nightlife, Ibis Styles Karratha, featuring resident DJs and drinks specials all night, 8pm to midnight Free Roll Poker, Ibis Styles Saloon Bar, Karratha, 3pm for first hand at 3.30pm, early bird bonus and rewards, early bird registration 2pm, beginners welcome Texas hold ’Em Poker, Karratha Rec club, from 8pm, buy-in minimum $100, max $500 Harmony Day, St Luke’s College gym, features authentic food from around the globe as well as traditional performances by multicultural groups, free entry, call Judy on 0439 932 104 SUNDAY, MARch 23 Last Vegas, Moonrise cinema, Karratha, 7.30pm, for more information call 9186 8653 or email

Sunday Funday, Karratha Tavern, 2-6pm Sunday Session, Karratha Rec Club, from 11am, free pool tables and juke box Sunday all-you-can-eat barbecue, Dampier Mermaid Hotel, 6-8pm, $20 each ThURSDAY, APRIL 3 Karaoke/open mic night, get out of the shower and onto the stage, Ibis Styles Karratha, 6pm-late, free to sing and free to watch Chase the Ace, Dampier Mermaid Hotel, 6-9pm, cash and prizes Pool comp night, Red Sands Tavern, Newman, names by 7pm, winner takes all FRIDAY, APRIL 4 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Moonrise Cinema, Karratha, 7.30pm, for more information call 9186 8653 or email events@roebourne.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 Twilight Movies Series, Boomerang Oval, Newman, opens 6pm, movie starts 7pm, food available to buy Free Roll Poker, Ibis Styles Saloon Bar, Karratha, 3pm for first hand at 3.30pm, early bird bonus and rewards, early bird registration 2pm, beginners welcome Texas hold ’Em Poker, Karratha Rec club, from 8pm, buy-in minimum $100, max $500

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Yi-MARTUWARRA NGURRARA (WAD 25/2012) Native Title Claim Group Authorisation Meeting

WHERE: Fitzroy Recreation Centre WHEN: Wednesday 9th April 2014 8.30am: Registration opens 9.30am – 4:30pm: Meeting The meeting is being held for all people who identify as descendants of any of the persons listed in the paragraphs below as well as any person who claims to hold native title rights and interests in the area of country contained within the Yi-Martuwarra Ngurrara Native Title Claim (map attached). The KLC regrets that the following contains the names of deceased persons and apologises for any offence this may cause. 1. Current Claim Group Description Barney Barnes, Biddy Tipultipul, Charcoal Waluparlka, Charlie Wirramin, Hairpin Marna, Hector McClarty, Jack Butt, Jack Pindan, Jalal, Janyi, Jarlanyja, Jarraly, Jarralyi, Jijuru, Jiminalajarti, Jimmy Cherrabun, Jimmy Kuku, Jimmy Milmilinpiri, Jinakurrji, Jinaparralyaparralya, Jiyapa, Jukajuka, Jutaji, Kakaji, Kakartuku, Kakural, Karljuwal, Kilankara, Kingkarraji, Kinkarrajarti, Kinki, Kipi, Kujiman, Kulurr, Kumparrngarla, Kungayi, Kunyu, Kurtinyja, Kurukuru, Kurumanyu, Liramilin, Lirra, Maggie Wipula, Manjankarri, Maramara, Maramimi, Marjorie Baldwin-Jones, Marra, Milal, Milimili, Mimi, Mitanga, Mukula, Napiya, Nat Beadell, Ngaramgarapungu, Ngarpitangky, Ngartaya, Nujnuj, Nyapita, Nyinganyiga, Nyintakura, Nyinyingka, Paju, Pampi, Papilparri, Paralirl, Parnayi, Parrangali, Peter Francis, Pika, Piluwulu, Pingana, Pinijarti, Possum Waja, Pukurli, Pulyukupulyuky, Puri, Purngurrkarrajiti, Roger Rakartu, Shovel, Tampitampi, Tiepin Forrest, Tommy Kampuranti, Ulayi, Upapatirri, Waji Karripal, Walkarr, Wamakulangu, Wamukarrajarti, Wangala, Wangkarrkura, Warrapan, Warrmala, Wawajati, Wayanjarri, Wintiki, Witikirriny, Yalyayi, Yanji, Yanparr, Yijayi, Yita, Yungkurla, Yurrijarti, Yurungu Charlie Nyarnjarn, George Wampiyarri, Injiya, Jamaku, Japarti, Jinanyili/ Alec Laurel, Jinapawul, Jintabi, Jurnurinyja, Kapiji, Kirrirri, Kujuru, Kurrjul, Kutukutu, Lilpala, Linpiny, Mayaparna, Nanja Ngalpijukurr, Ngilpil, Ngumpupartu, Ngurrujukurr, Nyimangu, Partaly, Pinakuta, Pinanpali, Pipijin, Pitapi, Purtipuja, Tingka, Tuljarri, Wakunya, Waluti, Warlayipari, Wartiya, Wilkilyparri Wirrali, Wurtujartu, Yakarla, Yirrajarti, Yurtiyakurru; Jurniyaku, Kangkayi, Kilkatarri, Kiminy, Kuni, Pangkayi, Tarrungka, Wayinamaliny

Thank you The Karratha Quilting Group The Karratha Quilting Group would like to thank The Shire of Roebourne For donating the Leisureplex Function room for our Quilt display over the weekend. This function room is something the shire and community should be proud of It made our event a spectacular event thank you. Also thank you to McDonalds and the eco It contribution made everything go, very well thank you.


Jurrkapitirrja-Dicky Costaine, Tartiku-Frank Forrest 2. Proposed New Claim Group Description: Barney Barnes, Biddy Tipultipul, Charcoal Waluparlka, Charlie Wirramin, Hairpin Marna, Hector McClarty, Jack Butt, Jack Pindan, Jalal, Janyi, Jarlanyja, Jarraly, Jarralyi, Jijuru, Jiminalajarti, Jimmy Cherrabun, Jimmy Kuku, Jimmy Milmilinpiri, Jinakurrji, Jinaparralyaparralya, Jiyapa, Jukajuka, Jutaji, Kakaji, Kakartuku, Kakural, Karljuwal, Kilankara, Kingkarraji, Kinkarrajarti, Kinki, Kipi, Kujiman, Kulurr, Kumparrngarla, Kungayi, Kunyu, Kurtinyja, Kurukuru, Kurumanyu, Liramilin, Lirra, Maggie Wipula, Manjankarri, Maramara, Maramimi, Marjorie Baldwin-Jones, Marra, Milal, Milimili, Mimi, Mitanga, Mukula, Napiya, Nat Beadell, Ngaramgarapungu, Ngarpitangky, Ngartaya, Nujnuj, Nyapita, Nyinganyiga, Nyintakura, Nyinyingka, Paju, Pampi, Papilparri, Paralirl, Parnayi, Parrangali, Peter Francis, Pika, Piluwulu, Pingana, Pinijarti, Possum Waja, Pukurli, Pulyukupulyuky, Puri, Purngurrkarrajiti, Roger Rakartu, Shovel, Tampitampi, Tiepin Forrest, Tommy Kampuranti, Ulayi, Upapatirri, Waji Karripal, Walkarr, Wamakulangu, Wamukarrajarti, Wangala, Wangkarrkura, Warrapan, Warrmala, Wawajati, Wayanjarri, Wintiki, Witikirriny, Yalyayi, Yanji, Yanparr, Yijayi, Yita, Yungkurla, Yurrijarti, Yurungu Jurniyaku, Kangkayi, Kilkatarri, Kiminy, Kuni, Pangkayi, Tarrungka, Wayinamaliny Jurrkapitirrja-Dicky Costaine, Tartiku-Frank Forrest, Minyarri, Pajinka Note: Only those people who are, or whose ancestor is, listed in paragraph 1 above will be able to vote in relation to any decisions that may be made in the meeting unless and until a decision is made to amend the claim group description. MEETING AGENDA 1) Discussion of history of claim and previous authorisation meeting on 26 and 27 October 2012; 2) Explanation of reason for current authorisation meeting and how any issues may be dealt with; 3) Discussion led by Daniel Vachon about the anthropological research which has been conducted for the Yi-Martuwarra Ngurrara claim up until now; 4) Proposal to amend the current Yi-Martuwarra Ngurrara claim group description, being the list of apical ancestors whose descendants make up the native title claim group; 5) Decisions to be made by the claim group about amending the current claim group description based on outcomes from discussions on points 1 to 4. 6) Any other business. Dr Daniel Vachon (Anthropologist) will be attending the meeting, as well as the Principal Legal Officer (PLO) of the KLC, Jacki Cole.

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CURRICULUM COORDINATOR – PARABURDOO ELC CSSU is a not for profit organisation that supports community and childcare services throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. We believe that our organisation cannot provide quality services or grow faster than its ability to attract and retain the ‘right’ people. Our ‘right’ people are those who demonstrate a moral code that focuses on excellence and delivering the very best results they are capable of. We have a Full Time vacancy for an experienced Curriculum Coordinator to provide direction to staff in developing their curriculum based on the EYLF, located at Paraburdoo ELC. The successful applicant will have on offer competitive salary [From $60,533 P/A], 6 weeks of leave per year, relocation allowance, extremely cheap housing [$110 per month] and many more benefits.

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• To provide supervision and direction to staff in educating and caring for children and in guiding children’s behaviour, ensuring practise meets the EYLF and CSSU requirements. • To provide direction to staff in developing their curriculum and environments, ensuring they have clear goals and expectations for teaching and learning meeting CSSU and NQS requirements. • To lead by example and ensure the work environment operates in accordance with CSSU’s Spirit [Vision] - Purpose and Values, Philosophy and Code of Ethics. • To support the Director in ensuring the service continues to operate including, where essential, direct service delivery to children. • To oversee students [trainees] at the service or on placement. • To act as the Director of the service in the absence of the Director and the Service Coordinator.

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• An absolute can do attitude. • Minimum of Diploma in Children’s Services OR Bachelor of Education, (Primary or Early Childhood) as recognised by the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012. • Solid understanding of Early Years Learning Framework. • Demonstrated experience in the child care industry • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • The ability to work in partnership with families, support staff and encourage children’s learning. • Valid WA Working with Children Check OR the ability to obtain. • Medical certificate.

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CSSU is a not for profit organisation that supports community and childcare services throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. We believe that our organisation cannot provide quality services or grow faster than its ability to attract and retain the ‘right’ people. Our ‘right’ people are those who demonstrate a moral code that focuses on excellence and delivering the very best results they are capable of. Paraburdoo ELC has a vacancy for an Unqualified Childhood Educator with Certificate III in Children’s Services. You will received competitive hourly rates, ranging from $25.96-$29.37, subsidised child care and free uniform

Position requirements:

• To work under the supervision of a Qualified Educator to provide educational experiences and care for children. • To communicate effectively with children and families. • To adhere to the services policies and procedures and work in accordance with all relevant regulations and the National Quality Framework. • To assist in ensuring a safe and hygienic environment for children and staff. • To reflect upon and improve your practise ensuring you are gaining knowledge and skills that will assist in providing quality services to children and families. • To work as a part of a team, supporting and contributing to CSSU as a community in line with CSSU’s Philosophy and Code of Ethics.

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• Genuine love for & interest in children • An absolute can-do attitude • Cert III in Children’s Services is desirable OR working towards it • Valid WA Working with Children Card OR the ability to obtain • Medical certificate

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Local resident Michael Brierley sent in this photo of a whopper sweet lips caught by a happy Frank van der Wel off Dolphin Island in the Dampier Archipelago last Saturday. And while we are happy for Frank, we also can’t help but wonder where celebrity angler Rex Hunt and his penchant for piscine pashing is when you need him. They are a magnificent set of lips.

Triathletes go off road this weekend By Ben Leahy The Nickol Bay Triathlon Club is holding its first off road triathlon based out of the Karratha Leisureplex tomorrow morning. Registrations open at 6.30am, with the race kicking off at 7.30am

and raced over three distances. These include the long course, consisting of a 600m pool swim, 9.6km mountain bike ride and 6km trail run, and a short course over a 300m swim, 9.6km mountain bike ride and 3km trail run. Kids will tackle a 100m

swim as well as a short trail ride and run. The club asks that competitors have their membership band or money as they will be required to pay an entry fee into the Leisureplex pool of $5.50 for adults, $3.90 for kids $3.90 and $1 for spectators.

Mountain bikers get set for new season the club will be enforcing strict registration times. Day members must have completed their registration 30 minutes before the race start and members must be registered 15 minutes before the start. The club committee is also looking for more event organisers, with four rounds of the season still without a race organiser. For more information on the new season, visit the Burrup Mountain Bike Club Facebook page.

Indoor sports kick off in Newman It may be still be hot outside but that hasn’t stopped Newman sports lovers from jumping into team sports – indoors, that is. East Pilbara residents have been flocking to the new indoor program at the Newman Recreation Centre with more than 120 people signed up to be a part of one of the different sports’ competition. The sports on offer include men’s and mixed basketball and indoor soccer. Ten basketball teams – six men’s and four mixed – have been created with the first games kicking off last Monday. The five-a-side Futsal competition got under way last Wednesday. “It’s fantastic to see such overwhelming support for the new indoor sporting competitions at Newman Recreation Centre,” Shire of East Pilbara chief executive officer Allen Cooper said. “We are pleased that fitness and team participation is alive and well in our community.” If you would like to participate in the indoor sporting competitions at the Newman Recreation Centre call 9177 8075 for more information.

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The Burrup Mountain Bike Club completed a successful Summer Series of social rides on March 9 as 38 riders braved high heat and an early start to blast around what was a fast racing course. The club now looks forward to the start of the season proper with Round 1 set to kick off on Saturday, April 12. The Dirtmaster juniors, aged 12 years and under, have their first ride on April 9 from 4-5pm. To help ensure events run smoothly this year,





Kids roll up for skate clinics By Ben Leahy More than 300 Karratha and Dampier kids climbed onto skateboards earlier this month at a series of clinics in schools and skate parks in the two towns. Skateboarding Australia and the Shire of Roebourne ran four skate park clinics and visited seven primary and secondary schools to promote active living. Perth skater James Whineray ran the clinics and said the turnout of kids was one of the best he had seen in regional Western Australia. “We are trying to get the kids out on the skateboards, get them active, get them social and showing respect to each other,” he said. “Skateboarding is a very inclusive and easy sport to get involved in. “Our main idea in doing these clinics is to reach out to kids who

have never skated before to give them a chance to (it) try out.” “And so it is exciting that we had probably 150 kids to our (four skate park) clinics and 300400 throughout the week once the schools are included.” Whineray also said while his main goal was to work with newcomers to the sport, he was still impressed by the local talent. “There are a couple of great kids in the Pilbara, but what they are missing here are the older skaters, around 19 years of age, who they can look up to. “Those older kids tend to have left (the Pilbara) for the city. “So it is often inspirational for the talented kids when we show up because they don’t normally have anyone new to skate with apart from a few mates. “So we show them some moves or advise them on how to do this or that and it is motivating for them to want to skate more.”

Whineray said because the shire and in particular The Youth Shed staff did such a good job promoting the clinics, he is confident Skateboarding Australia will gain more funding from the federal government. “The more kids we pull to the clinics, the more funding we get to go to regions and because this has been such a success, we’ll definitely be back,” he said. That not only gives youngsters the chance to brush up on their skills ahead of the next clinics – some teachers might also want to hone their techniques. “Every school has got that cool schoolteacher who is like, ‘Watch this kids, I used to skate, I used to do this’,” Whineray said with a laugh. “We had one phys-ed teacher at the high school claiming he used to skate and trying a kick flip. But I think he might be full of it.”

wickham youth events

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To book the bus service contact David at Wrapped Creations on 0403 308 927. This is an under 18 years event. Anybody that does not meet the age requirements will be refused entry. Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the event.

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