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Edition 229 8-9 Dec 2012

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Green Machine | Page 8 Much-loved WA boxer Danny Green toured the Pilbara to host a series of fundraising auctions in support of the local community.

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Karratha Blanched | Page 36 Hundreds of Karratha locals dressed to impress at the snazzy opening of the Pilbara’s first boutique lounge bar in the Pelago building.

Legendary Aussie band rocks Christmas party Australian rock legends Noiseworks performed at Woodside’s annual Christmas Party with support from local cover band Snatch. Pic: Woodside employees Theresa Lowe, Marie Thompson, Margot Meadows and Sharon Hicks - Photo by Margaret Bertling

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Travelling musician in fatal accident By Tamara Binamat A musician travelling to Port Hedland for a performance has died after a car he was driving rolled multiple times on the North West Coastal Highway. The 33-year-old man from Mandurah was travelling

north when the vehicle left the road 20 kilometres north of Nanutarra. A 28-year-old man, who was a passenger in the car, was uninjured while a 30-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.

Onslow Police are still unsure why the vehicle left the road, but investigations suggest the car, which was towing a trailer, hit a gravel patch before leaving the sealed road and rolling approximately five times. Police believe dangerous driving is not a cause of the single vehicle accident.

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Almost 2,000 nabbed in Pilbara traffic blitz By Tamara Binamat Over 1900 drivers were detected speeding during Operation Earlybird Pilbara last weekend, part of a traffic blitz in conjunction with Operation Taskin, targeting speeding and drink drivers. As part of Operation Earlybird Pilbara, one driver was caught travelling at 46 kilometres per hour above the posted speed limit on Karratha Road, near the Light Industrial Area. The Karratha male will be charged with reckless driving, lose his licence for six months and have his car impounded. Around 20 drivers were charged by summons for other traffic offences. Operation Earlybird Pilbara ran from Monday November 26 to Saturday December 1 and commenced at 4am daily. Pilbara Traffic Officers utilised a Vitronic Speed Camera to monitor drivers at numerous locations in Karratha, Roebourne and Point Samson. Sergeant Steve Scott, officer in charge of Pilbara Traffic said these figures should be a concern to all motorists. “We know speeding is a causal factor in over 20 per cent of fatal and serious crashes in the Pilbara,” he said. In most cases, offenders were caught speeding with a speed camera, but there was also a number of on the spot infringements issued by Pilbara Traffic.

“That time of the morning, often when people are just waking up, they’re not as alert as they could be,” Sargeant Scott said. “It’s still dark and it’s a recipe for disaster.” Operation Taskin was conducted on the weekend of December 1 and 2 with the Breath and Drug Bus being deployed in Karratha and Wickham. Karratha Police also apprehended a number of drink drivers during normal patrols. Over 1,500 drivers were subjected to a random breath test and 14 drivers were charged in relation to drink driving offences, including two drivers charged with a DUI. Karratha Police will continue to target drivers over the Christmas period. “We normally see a spike unfortunately, in serious and fatal crashes with a lot more people travelling within the Pilbara and the state,” said Sargeant Scott. “We’ll be focusing on speeding, drink driving and non use of restraints, such as seatbelts, because we know that those three are the major causal factors for crashes up here.” Sergeant Scott said his message is simple. “If you are going to drink, plan not to drive, arrange a skipper or organise for someone to collect you,” he said. “If you choose to drink and drive we will catch you.”

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Keystart to inject $30 million into local economy to increase low-income home ownership By Tamara Binamat

• Keystart sales and relationship manager Lisa Di Cesare and Keystart CEO John Coles at a breakfast seminar in Karratha

news@pilbaraecho.com.au echoletters Thank you to honest Exmouth resident Dear editor, I would like to offer many thanks to the honest resident from Exmouth, who dropped our car keys into the police station after we lost them around town last week. We were on a camping trip up north from Perth with two 4WDs and a couple of tents and thought it would be a great idea to hide the car keys under the car at

nights so we could all access them if needed. That was a disaster waiting to happen when we took the car for a drive and used the other set of keys to drive it. Long story short, we backtracked the whole trip of that day without finding the keys but were very happy to learn the next morning that they had been handed

into the local police. We left Exmouth with only positive thoughts. Kind regards, Iwan Boskamp. All letters must be signed and addressed. Profanity is unacceptable. All letters are subject to editing for clarity by the editor. The views written in the Letters to The Editor do not necessarily reflect the views of Pilbara Echo, nor does Pilbara Echo take any responsibility of the views stated by those who write to the editor.

As a home loan company, Keystart is generally concentrated on the metro area, but all that is set to change, as Housing Minister Terry Redman has announced his support to change Keystart’s regional lending criteria. Previously, income and purchase price limits for the Pilbara was capped at $70,000 for singles for a home worth up to $500,000. Now, under the new scheme, single homebuyers can earn up to $110,000 and buy a home worth up to $850,000. “We are doing a special project for the Pilbara for first and subsequent home-buyers,” explained Keystart CEO John Coles. “From the Housing Minister’s point of view they want to see these towns grow and unless you’re building new houses, towns can’t grow.” “The housing price and the income cut-off never have fit the North West.” Lisa Di Cesare, Sales and Relationship Manager at Keystart said the changes are necessary to allow Keystart benefits for North West homeowners. “We’ve increased the income limits, we’ve done an extensive analysis on what income limits are in this area, we’ve looked at what the median house prices are in this area then we’ve lifted our capping in line with that,” said Ms Di Cesare. “We’ve got a lower deposit minimum than all your other mainstream lenders.” Keystart will offer a $30 million pilot program to the Pilbara, with the flow-on effect injecting a potential $80 million

into the local economy. “If you look at the spin-off effect of people building houses, that gives a multiplier employment factor of about eight” said Mr Coles. “You could look at creating work for other people that may be, for the whole region, worth $60 to 80 million.” The most recent Census data shows 89,000 West Australians are earning between $70,00 and $150,000 who are renting or sharing accommodation because they cannot secure a home loan. Keystart hosted a breakfast function in Karratha on Thursday to launch the changes and promote the program to local mortgage brokers, real estate agencies and company housing officers. Cheryl Underwood from the Mortgage Gallery said the current lending program needed a revamp. “You have all these people who come up here for a job on the mines, that end up on a higher income, but struggle to get the deposit required from the banks,” said Ms Underwood. “I had some one the other day that would have fit the new criteria but I had to send them to another lender.” Mr Coles added, “This is something that’s been requested for a fair while, so we’ll monitor the program”. “Initially we’ve allocated the $30 million for the Pilbara under these conditions but if it proves successful we’ll revisit that and increase funding if necessary.” For more information visit Keystart’s website at www.keystart.com.au.

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Record synthetic cannabis seizure at Port Hedland

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By Tamara Binamat

• Part of the K2 seizure at Port Hedland last week Photo courtesy of Port Hedland Police

Port Hedland Police are investigating the town’s biggest synthetic cannabis seizure after being alerted to suspicious parcels delivered to a local post office. Police attended the post office on a search warrant, discovering a delivery containing 100 bags of K2, a brand of synthetic cannabis. The package was addressed to a local business and when police questioned the recipient, they were alerted to another package arriving the following day. The substance will be sent off for analysis and Port Hedland Police said if K2 has been seized before it could possibly be listed on the banned substance list, meaning K2 is an illegal substance. Up until the product is proven as illegal the product is seized as evidence. Officer in charge at Port Hedland Police Station Sargeant Gentili explained, “Once it gets analysed, we’ll know whether it was or wasn’t on the list”. “If it was on the list, charges of possession with intent to sell or supply would be preferred, if it’s not on the list, it will then be added to the list and destroyed with no charges preferred.” Sargeant Gentili said the packages contained Port Hedland Police’s largest synthetic cannabis seizure.

Skills Centre From all the team at Pilbara Skills Centre, we wish all our clients a safe and happy Christmas break. We will be closed from 19th December until the 7th of January 2013. Keep an eye out for our new calendar. We look forward to meeting all your Industrial, Safety and Business training needs in 2013!

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Operation Unite targets night spots Hundreds of additional police will patrol night spots across Western Australia this weekend, December 7 to 9, targeting alcohol-related violence for Operation Unite. Police said emergency services, police and health department resources continue to be stretched when responding to alcohol-related injuries, assaults and associated violent behaviour. Operation Unite is an opportunity for police to highlight how excessive alcohol consumption and risky drinking behaviour can lead to violence and disorder. “This weekend, police will call on the community to think about the consequences of behaviour when out drinking long after the night is over,” said Jon White, CEO of ANZPAA. “Society has reached a tipping

point with regard to the detrimental impact of alcohol on our health, wellbeing and safety.” WA Police Operation Unite Commander, Superintendent Peter De La Motte said the abuse of alcohol is an issue that affects the safety and comfort of community members. “We want to send a strong and clear message to the community about the dangers of excessive drinking and its significant contribution to night time violence,” he said. Operation Unite involves overt and covert licensing operations, random breath testing, mounted police, dog squad and additional police patrols. During the last operation in December 2011, 542 people were charged in WA alone.

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Awesome Antonov lands in Karratha Local resident Stephen Boyd knows a big opportunity when he sees one. When Stephen heard that a massive Russian-built Antonov 124 cargo aircraft was landing at Karratha airport, he raced down to take some snaps. Stephen said it was a unique chance to see an engineering marvel. “I went to have a look just because of the sheer size of it, it’s amazing to see at the

Karratha Airport, its just huge,” he said. “The size was very impressive, it was heaps bigger than a 747.” The Antonov was transporting helicopters that will be used by Canadianowned company CHC Helicopters. CHC fly a number of choppers out of the Karratha airport as part of its multimillion dollar contract with oil and gas major Woodside.

Pleistocene poo yields Australia’s oldest DNA An ancient Pilbara poo has provided Western Australian scientists with the oldest DNA sample ever recovered in Australia. Murdoch University DNA scientists were able to use 30,000-year-old faecal matter, known as middens, to identify a number of plants and animals that were living in the region at the time. PhD candidate Dáithí Murray from Murdoch’s Ancient DNA Lab said the discovery was equally remarkable for the fact that up until this point it had

been considered unrealistic to extract DNA from samples in hot, arid zones. “Cool and frozen environments are considered most suitable to long-term DNA preservation,” Mr Murray said. “We were not expecting some of these samples to work.” “But new … DNA technologies and techniques have allowed us to take a closer look at these warm but dry environments, which have a delicate ecological balance, and are therefore of considerable environmental and biological interest.”

Mr Murray extracted DNA samples from midden material – which consists of animal faeces and urine, bone, hair and eggshells and plant and animal tissue that had become cemented together over hundreds of years – in four locations. Three were from hot, arid regions in Western Australia and one was from South Africa’s Western Cape province. All samples were dated between 700 and 30,000 years old. Mr Murray said that by comparing genetic information

in old faeces to present day plant and animal surveys, scientists could better understand how these regions have changed over time. The Western Australian samples, for instance, contained DNA from a number of plant and animal species, which are now extinct in that area. These included the common brushtail possum found in one midden from the Cavenagh Range. Mr Murray was also identified a range of arid zone grasses that had not been found in previous

studies. Mr Murray said that the information gained from ancient samples helps build a foundation that can be used to understand today’s environment. “We cannot monitor environmental change if we have no baseline to compare it against,” Mr Murray said. “These middens provide the time capsule we need to make those comparisons in the arid zone.”

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A new $8.5 million funding grant will help conservationists reintroduce small mammals to Dirk Hartog Island in the Shark Bay World Heritage area in a bid to restore the island to its pre-European condition. Environment Minister Bill Marmion visited the island last week and said the program would involve removing introduced plants and animals, reintroducing extinct native wildlife and enforcing strict biosecurity measures to protect the island. “Dirk Hartog is not only one of the world’s most important islands for mammal conservation, but it is also historically significant because it is the site of the first European landing in Western Australia in 1616,” Mr Marmion said. “Almost 400 years ago, the island was pristine and there were at least 13 ground-dwelling native mammal species. “In the past 150 years, the island has been used by pastoralists, recreational fishers and campers, and by the late 20th century, weeds, sheep, goats and feral cats were well established, leaving just three small mouse-sized native mammal species. “In 2009, Dirk Hartog Island became a national park, providing the Department of Environment and Conservation with

the opportunity to restore its natural environment in partnership with the island’s other land managers.” The DEC has received $8.5million over seven years from the Gorgon Barrow Island Net Conservation Benefits fund to deliver the first stage of a project which could take 20 or more years to complete. The DEC will contribute another $4.8 million to the first stage. “Alongside weed removal, the first pillar of the restoration will involve the removal of sheep, goats and feral cats from the island,” Mr Marmion said. “This will be one of the most extensive feral animal eradications ever attempted in the world.” “[It] will be followed by the introduction of at least 10 species of mammal that are locally extinct on the island. “[These include] the boodie, woylie, western barred bandicoot, chuditch, brush-tailed mulgara, dibbler, greater stick-nest rat and three mice species as well as the banded SIZZLING hare-wallaby and the mala or rufous-hareSUMMER wallaby. “The successful establishment DEAL! of these animals will be a huge achievement for DEC and further elevate the WorldHeritage listed Shark Bay on the international conservation stage.”

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Danny Green touches hearts on Pilbara fundraising tour

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By Tamara Binamat

• Danny Green faces off at the Icon in Karratha

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WA boxer Danny Green has toured the Pilbara stopping at Tom Price, Paraburdoo, Karratha Port Hedland and Newman to host fundraising auctions supporting each town. Auction items included signed gloves and memorabilia and Green Machine merchandise. Danny said visiting the school kids in each town was just as important to him as the paid events. “I wanted to go and see the school kids and their questions were very intelligent,” he said. “I was expecting a lot of funny ones, and there were the funny ones, but they’re a smart bunch of kids and really nice. “In each town, I want to go see the kids,

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I want to see the locals, not just the people who pay, I want to see as many people as I can because I’ve had a lot of support from the Pilbara. “The people up here show me a lot of love and support and they’re real people.” Part of the proceeds from the auction will go back to each community. Tom Price will receive funds for their cricket association and Newman will receive a contribution to the Newman Main Street project. The Middleton family in Karratha received a visit from Green and will benefit from the auction in Karratha. “I’m making some new friends and contacts for the future and I’ll come back for sure,” said Green. “It’s a pleasure to be here and I’m looking forward to coming back, having a few stubbies and enjoying my time up here.”

• Charlie and Jayd with Green Machine merchandise

Exmouth town centre to enter next stage of improvements By Ben Leahy Exmouth’s town centre revitalisation works are on track for their next stage of development after Shire councillors voted late last month to enlarge Federation Park and relocate a planned water park.

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The Exmouth Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisation aims to create increased community spaces and a vibrant retail district that will be able to accommodate future demand for commercial floor space. Shire of Exmouth chief executive officer Bill Price said Shire councillors voted to permanently close sections of Payne Street and Bonefish Street to create the community space. “Realignment of Payne Street will enlarge Federation Park as a community space in the heart of our town,” Mr Price said. “It provides an opportunity to create an improved public entry to the swimming pool … and improved setting for community events and activities. “The closure of Bonefish Street aims to reduce the restraints within the town creek for storm water

events [by removing] the existing culvert structures at Bonefish Street and re-establishing natural creek levels. Approximately 90 metres of the southern section of Payne Street will be closed and converted into parkland, while Bonefish Street will be closed between Maidstone Crescent and Carpenter Street. The current stage of development will also involve the redevelopment of a number of streets and parking areas near the town centre to provide greater access to the retail shops on the main street. Additonally, there will be new landscaping, paving, lighting and street furniture, plus new public toilets and a stage for community performances. A highlight will be the construction of a water playground, known as a sprayground, which councillors voted to locate along the northwestern edge of Federation Park, opposite the Ross Street Mall. Alternative vehicle access to compensate for the road closures will be provided by creating Thew Street as a connection between Maidstone Crescent and Kennedy Street.


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The proof is in the pudding’s taste

Puddings tested were those that were available in major supermarkets in October 2012 as well as a number of smaller boutique brands that are readily available online or through national distributors. For supermarket brands that had more than one pudding product we selected one pudding from their upper-tiered range and one from their standard/traditional range. Puddings were re-heated according to manufacture instructions before being presented to three expert judges.

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Pilbara residents looking for the best Christmas pudding this season should pay a little extra, according to a taste test by Australian Consumer Association group Choice. The Choice experts found that more expensive Christmas puddings generally tasted better than their budget counterparts. The team of tasters sampled 14 Christmas puddings ranging in price from 71 cents per 100 grams to $5.50 per 100 grams. The puddings were all available nationally, either from major supermarket outlets or from the Internet. Choice spokesperson Ingrid Just said the supermarket and boutique brands were assessed for general appearance, quality of finish, moisture, texture, mixture quality, flavour and aroma. “The best pudding was Itha’s Traditional Plum Pudding,” Ms Just said. “Testers liked the homemade appearance, well prepared fruit and the consistency of the cake mixture.” “At $4.20 per 100 grams, Itha’s Traditional Plum Pudding sits at the more expensive end of the scale.” “[But] our testers said that generally a higher price indicates better quality ingredients and a better tasting pudding.” The four best tasting puddings were all priced above $3.60 per 100 grams. The testers’ best budget buy was the Woolworths Gold Vintage Christmas Pudding at $1.98 per 100 grams.

Testers liked the look of the pudding’s decorative glace orange slices and commented on the pudding’s fruitiness and moist texture. The popular Lions Traditional Christmas Pudding at $1.63 per 100 grams was another that scored reasonably well against other less expensive puddings. “Puddings that didn’t rate as well had cheaper ingredients and had a gluggy consistency,” Ms Just said. The Coles and Woolworth’s mid-tier Homebrand puddings and both puddings from Aldi did not rate well. “Whether it be a homemade pudding or a shop-bought product, a Christmas pudding made from quality ingredients is not cheap or quick and easy to make,” Ms Just said. “So it’s reasonable to assume you might have to fork out a little more for a top-quality pud.” CHOICE Christmas pudding taste test results:

Best Tasting: Itha’s Traditional Plum Pudding $4.20 per 100g

Best Budget Buy: Woolworths Gold Vintage Christmas Pudding $1.98 per 100g

Centro shoppers to enjoy the gift of giving Centro Karratha shoppers are being encouraged to give generously again this year to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal. The appeal will run from Wednesday December 5 to Sunday 23 December and involves redistributing donated Christmas presents to families in need. On any given night in Australia there are more than 25,000 homeless families in need. Christmas can be one of the toughest times for homeless or disadvantaged families and donated gifts can help brighten their festive season. Each year, the Salvos collect around 450,000 donated presents and hampers, and this year they are

hoping to increase that number to 500,000. Centro Karratha hopes to play its part by collecting a minimum of 500 presents for the Salvation Army. Presents will then be distributed unwrapped so that parents may personally choose a gift to wrap and give to their child for Christmas. Customers are encouraged to give generously so that they may bring the spirit of Christmas to the families most in need. To donate a gift simply take a tag from one of the wishing trees located at any Centro Karratha retailer point of sale, then indicate the age and gender of the recipient and drop off the present to the collection point at Kmart Centro Karratha.

Kmart Karratha’s Wishing Tree Photo courtesy of Rio Tinto

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Our sincere thanks to Parry’s Merchants who have generously supplied the lollies for our Santa lolly run, as well as those in the community that have generously supported us with donations this year. Without your assistance we would not be able to provide this enjoyment to the town.

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Seniors Christmas party a success

The Shire of Roebournes’s annual Christmas party went off with a bang this week as 48 seniors from the region attended Christmas lunch in Dampier. For entertainment, 50 students from Dampier Primary School Choir performed Christmas carols and songs. It was the first time the event was held at the Dampier Community Hall, where six year 6 students helped seniors with their lunch, made sure drinks were topped up, cleared plates and welcomed and said goodbye. Year 7 students handed out handmade Christmas ornaments as gifts and, of course, Santa visited to hand out lolly bags.

Donate to Frontier Services to support remote Australia Frontier Services have released a series of Christmas Gift Cards it says will help give hope to remote Australians. “Facing isolation, drought, fire and flood, our resilient neighbours in remote Australia survive with minimal access to health and childcare and the challenges of extreme distance,” the Frontier Services promotion said. “Frontier Services Christmas Gift Cards provide you with an opportunity to buy a gift for someone you know that will make a world of difference in remote Australia, long after the tinsel comes down and presents are unwrapped.” The not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, health, family and community services and pastoral support to people in remote Australia has also

released a guide, reprinted below, about how each gift card can help the community. The gift of a good start to life. For $25, you can help give children in remote Australia a happy and healthy start to life by providing essential funds to enable the provision of early childhood and parenting support for remote families, who otherwise would not have access to these vital services. The gift of a helping hand. For $50, you can support the placement of a volunteer through the Frontier Services’ Outback Links volunteering program, which utilises a workforce of skilled volunteers to help alleviate the struggles of isolated families, individuals and in some cases, entire communities. The gift of a friend in times of need. For $100, you can

help put a Patrol Minister on the road, travelling sometimes hundreds of kilometres to visit individuals and families in isolated and remote areas. Patrol Ministers are part of their communities – called upon in times of need to offer pastoral care and friendship to people from all walks of life. The gift of independence. For $250, you can help purchase wheelchairs and other medical equipment for Frontier Services’ aged care facilities, increasing the independence and quality of life of residents in remote Australia. The gift of love. Choose the amount you want to give and you will be bringing hope to those isolated by distance, by enabling to facilitate over 120 support services across remote Australia.

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Australian rock legends Noiseworks performed with support from local cover band Snatch at Woodside’s annual Christmas Party. The Woodside Karratha End-ofYear Function was held at Tambrey Oval on Saturday November 24 with a best beach-wear theme.

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Job seekers can earn more over the holiday season support payments are reduced. “If you haven’t worked, or have worked very little, in the lead-up to Christmas, you can take up shortterm holiday work and it may not affect your Centrelink payment.” Senator Carr said job seekers receiving Youth Allowance could build up to a maximum of 3,500 working credits, while those on Newstart Allowance could accrue up to 1,000 working credits. He said job seekers could keep track of their working credits online or on their Smartphone. “Job seekers can check their working credit balance on their mobile using the Express Plus Job Seekers App, which is available for download for Apple or Android devices from iTunes or Google Play,” he said. “They can also monitor their working credits online through Centrelink Online Services. “Working credit is especially handy for job seekers, who receive irregular wages,” Senator Kim Carr said.  Job seekers can learn more about working credit at humanservices. gov.au/workingcredit.

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Job seekers employed over the holiday season are reminded they can earn extra without affecting their income support payments, under the Government’s Working Credit scheme. Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr said the festive season was a good time for job seekers receiving Newstart or Youth Allowance to learn more about the scheme, which is available all year round. “Working Credit is a Centrelink scheme that allows people of workforce age, receiving income support payments, excluding Special Benefit, to keep more of their payments when they start fulltime, part-time or casual work,” Senator Carr said. “You automatically build up working credits when you have little or no income.  “When your total income is $48 or less in a fortnight, you receive one working credit for every dollar under the $48 threshold. “Then when you start work, Centrelink will use your working credits to increase how much you can earn before your income

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Pastoral Care St Luke’s is a small and personal school where each student is known by staff members. The College takes pride in the care and attention provided to each student and strives to develop them academically, socially and spiritually.

Maintaining the small cohort of students is essential for fostering this Pastoral Care which will be so important as the school progresses to absorbing Year 7 students into the Secondary Sector.

Trips ahead for St Luke’s Students • Ski Trip to America and Canada in January 2013 • Drama Trip to London in July 2013 • Photography Trip to Hong Kong April 2013 • Biology/Geography Trip to Exmouth • Careers/ Study Trip for Year 12 students in Perth

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St Luke’s College has reflected on all the help and assistance it has received over the 25 years of its existence. From its humble beginnings in 1987, St Luke’s College has grown to be an integral part of the education of the Pilbara and West Australia and it is now regarded as a top school in the state. St Luke’s College has a diversified curriculum that caters for students on academic and trade based pathways. The College offers the complete list of elite ATAR subjects. In addition to this academic pathway, because of the close association with Pilbara Institute, students are provided with opportunities to complete certificates in Engineering, Beauty, Child Services, Business, Telecommunications and Information Technology. Quality of Staff The Staff of St Luke’s is very highly qualified with many members of the teachers holding Masters Degrees. All areas of the curriculum are staffed by content experts thus ensuring top quality delivery. There is a commitment to assisting staff in their learning by providing opportunities for professional development and extended learning. Some staff members have undertaken studies in the Certificate IV in Assessment and Training and others are undertaking studies in Masters degrees. In the course of the Masters studies, one staff member was invited to present in Oman on the pedagogy of Mathematics and Science.

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St Luke’s College boasts the delivery of a quality Curriculum which will appeal to students on the Academic or Practical Pathway. Academic Pathway At Senior School level, St Luke’s College provides the full range of Science, Mathematics, English and Humanities. This is in addition to the delivery of a quality Arts program with Media, Drama and Visual Arts. Trade and Practical Pathway Students are provided with opportunities to complete certificates in Engineering, Telecommunications, Beauty, Child Services, Business and Information Technology. Lower School In Lower School the full range of subjects is provided. To complement the core subjects, students have options of Music, Drama, Art, Photography, Metal Technology, Food Technology, Information Technology, Design Technology, Environmental Studies, Japanese and Extension Programs.

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Art Exhibitions, Extravaganza and the Annual College Show are but some of what occurs at St Luke’s College. Students study Drama, Media and Visual Arts in Upper School and Drama, Visual Arts, Media, Photography and Music in Lower School.

Year 8 Japanese St Luke’s College embraces the government aim of increasing the exposure to Asian studies. From 2013, beginning with Year 8, students will be undertaking Japanese as part of their Curriculum.

Through a special Extension Class, some Year 10 Mathematics and Science students will be prepared for high order subjects in Year 11 and 12 resulting in even higher ATAR scores.

Where do St Luke’s Students Go? In the past 5 years, the majority of St Luke’s students have gone to university. Between 60% and 70% of the students have gone to Perth either the year after Graduation of else they have taken a Gap Year. The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Notre Dame University would be the four main institutions educating our students.

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Space and freedom shine through in Pilbara photographer’s exhibition By Jan Hassack

instantly, it took me a while to develop a narrative and understand just what it was about the Pilbara that I loved so much. I came to realise that it was not just the landscape that is unlike anything else in Australia, but it is also about the remoteness of the region. You can sit in places and look at the countryside and not see a single sign of humans for as far as the eye can see. There will be no fence line, mobile phone tower, often not even a road. This brings a sense of freedom that you cannot find in many other parts of Australia anymore. For me the more remote, the better and that is what I try and bring through in my images.

I have been trying to capture these with my camera for several years. Along the way, my family and friends have encouraged me to take more and more pictures. That helped me decide to hold a solo exhibition. My images capture a wide range of topics, from the sweeping and unmistakable Pilbara landscapes to tiny birds and flowers that we often don’t pay any attention to until they are mounted in frames and printed in large images. I believe it was this eye for detail and ability to tell a story through my images that helped me recently win first place in two categories of the Water Corporation’s WaterWise competition. However, this did not come

Local photographer Jan Hassack is having her first solo exhibition in the Dampier Community Hall on Saturday December 1 between 2pm and 7pm. She told the Pilbara Echo in her own words, why she was drawn to snapping pictures of the Pilbara’s desert animals and landscapes. I have been taking photographs for as long as I can recall, but this is different because I’ve now made the decision to put my images on public display. I’ve done this because the Pilbara is an amazing place for taking photographs. The landscape, the plants, the animals, they all make for stunning images.

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This year, the awards will also be open to three dimensional artworks, such as sculptures. There are six categories, including the Dampier Art Award Theme, Pilbara Landscape, Painting Open, Works on Paper, Coastal Theme and Three Dimensional Art. Entries open on February 1 with winners announced on March 16 and artworks to be exhibited from March 17 to 24. In addition to the competition, The Arts and Everything Group will hold a series of workshops in Dampier under the foreshore palms. There are six Art Under the Palms workshops scheduled to run before the art awards close with tentative dates as follows; December 9 and 16, January 13 and 20 and February 17 and 24. The six sessions will include tricks for creating a

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The Pilbara Poet by Elise Batchelor

Free Weekly 8 - 9 December 2012

Having young kids is a wild ride indeed, with worlds to be conquered, dreams to be enacted and an obstreperous mess to clean up. Most of all, though, children feed us their imaginations. A banana can be a phone, Mummy can transform into a warrior and a walk in a garden can truly be where the wild things are.

A Wild Ride Two little girls they sat in a boat a’sailing out to sea. ‘Where are you headed?’ I called aloud and their eyes lit up with glee.

unconcerned by the holes in its side. But nay, not to fear, for the girl in the rear stuffed them well with odd socks, with great pride.

‘South America,’ was the reply and they rocked and tipped in the swell the younger one poised at the stern, arms wide like that scene with Titanic’s young belle.

A’jiggle and wriggle, they shared not much room for their blue-hole-plugged boat might cause strife. ‘You comfy in there?’ was my query to them, ‘Can I fit too?’… Away they sailed in their wobbly ‘No! Not on your life!’ blue boat,

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These two little girls sang songs about stars, ate vegetable patties for snacks, splashed sauce everywhere (on this wild ride, who cared?!), got sploshed by their drink bottles stacks!

Two little girls, they giggled and clambered and out of the boat they both climbed. Call South America ‘done’ for the day, I hung up the socks on the line,

The anchor was wound (it was hot pink no less) through spare starboard holes neatly tied and when they were done with their journey today it was unlooped and dropped off the side.

I hung up the undies on which they both sat and wiped up the sauce and the mess, retrieved the pink shoelace, from their blue boat with holes - ‘twas my washing basket…how did you guess?

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Tom Price High School teacher one of the best in the West working models of anatomic structures, dissecting biological specimens and a range of laboratory experiments,” she said. “She is passionate about helping students achieve their full potential and is prepared to go the extra mile.” Ms Hunter’s outstanding work with Indigenous students has also been recognised. Aboriginal Tutorial Assistance Scheme teacher Georgie Drijver said Ms Hunter had worked hard to set and plan programs so students could succeed. “I have watched students go from doubting themselves to having a real go at written and practical activities,” she said. The WA Education Awards 2012 winners were announced in a ceremony on Monday December 3 in Perth. Winners and State finalists shared a total of $264,000 in prizes

across nine categories. Department of Education director general Sharyn O’Neill congratulated all 16 winners in the WA Education Awards 2012. “These teachers, principals and support staff are highly committed to the work they do and are changing children’s lives one school day at a time,” Ms O’Neill said. “In addition, the two winning public schools – West Balcatta Primary School and Broome Senior High School – are truly at the forefront of excellent education in this State.” Education Minister Peter Collier said there was a diverse collection of winners this year. “The winners range from a teacher beginning her career in the small Yerecoin Primary School in the Wheatbelt to an experienced principal at the helm of the impressive Manea

Senior College in Bunbury,” he said. “It is particularly encouraging to see a couple of careerchangers, who are bringing expertise from the veterinary and occupational therapy fields to the classroom, acknowledged at these awards,” he said. The WA Education Awards 2012 are sponsored by BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Teachers Health Fund, 92.9, Edith Cowan University, Delron Cleaning and Teachers Mutual Bank. For more information visit det.wa.edu.au/ educationawards.

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A new book about social work with Indigenous Australians could help shape future programs among Aboriginal communities, according to a University of Western Australia researcher. The UWA’s assistant professor Violet Bacon was the lead author of Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work, which includes contributions from Indigenous and nonIndigenous social work educators and students from around Australia. Ms Bacon has been teaching the Indigenous People and Social Work unit at UWA for 14 years and said the book helped social workers understand Indigenous history, culture and communications. She said one lesson was to always commence each session among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by having a yarn and listening to their story “A quote from a non-Aboriginal social worker cited in the book and in our research is: ‘People like to know where you are from, why you are there, and that’s a start in developing that relationship’,” Ms Bacon said. Another contributor, associate professor Dawn Bessarab of Curtin University, said the authors hoped the book would be used to help social work better meet ethical and moral aims. Our Voices explores social work practice including cultural supervision, working with communities, understanding trauma, collaboration and relationship building and narrative practice. Ms Bacon’s chapter in the book, Yarning and Listening: yarning and learning through stories, deals with the idea of narrative practice. She said counselling work should draw on Dreamtime and the story-telling practice in Indigenous culture, which is still strong today. Ms Bacon added that having Indigenous lecturers and presenters involved in social programmes and university courses about Aboriginal people was crucial because there is a wide diversity among Indigenous people and cultures. Ms Bacon herself was the first Indigenous lecturer appointed to the School of Social Work and Social Policy at UWA. In 2008, she won the national Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education. Along with Joanna Zubrzycki and Bindi Bennett, she was involved in research that won the Norm Smith Publication in Social Work Research Award for 2011.

consist of hundreds to tens of thousands of individuals. They sometimes share their roosts with the grey-headed flying fox, the spectacled flying fox and the little red flying fox. They roost in mangroves, paperbark swamps, patches of rainforest and bamboo forests and very rarely in caves or underneath overhangs. Black flying foxes breed once a year. Mothers give birth to a single young one and carry it for the first month of its life, after which it is left behind in the roost when the mother is out foraging at night. Black flying foxes eat pollen and nectar from native eucalyptus, Lilypillies, paperbark and turpentine trees. When native foods are scarce, particularly during drought, the bats may take introduced or

commercial fruits such as mangos and apples. This species has been known to travel up to 50 kilometres in a single night in search of food. The black flying fox is not listed as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. Nevertheless, the species is exposed to several threatening processes, including loss of foraging and roosting habitat, and mass die-offs caused by extreme temperature events. When present in urban environments black flying foxes are sometimes perceived as a nuisance, because the roosting and foraging habits brings the species into conflict with humans Negative public perception of the species has intensified with the discovery of three recently emerged zoonotic viruses that are potentially fatal to humans,

including Australian bat lyssavirus, Hendra virus and Menangle virus. However, only Australian bat lyssavirus is known from two isolated cases to be directly transmissible from bats to humans. Flying foxes often come to the attention of Australian wildlife care and rescue organisations such as when reported as injured, sick, orphaned or abandoned. A very high proportion of adult flying fox injuries are caused by entanglement in barbed wire fences or loose, improperly erected fruit tree netting, both of which can result in very serious injuries and a slow, agonizing death for the animal if not rescued quickly. Never touch or handle an injured bat. Call the wildlife group and a carer, who is vaccinated to deal with bats and will come and take care of it.

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The black flying fox, Pteropus alecto, is a megabat in the Pteropodidae family, which includes the largest bats in the world. The Pteropus genus currently has 57 recognised species, 55 of which have some or all of their distribution on islands. The black flying fox has short black hair with a contrasting reddish-brown mantle, an average forearm length of 164 millimetres and a mean weight of 710 grams. It is one of the largest bat species in the world and has a wingspan of more than one metre. Black flying foxes are native to New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and a number of regions in Indonesia. During the day, individuals reside in large roosts, called colonies or camps, which can

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Institute. The homeopathic medicine was given to 2.3 million people. Within a few weeks the number of cases had fallen from the forecast 38 cases per 100,000 per week to 4 cases per 100,000 per week. The 8.8 million people in Cuba’s other provinces did not receive homeopathic treatment and instead suffered the historically forecast incidence of leptospirosis. The effect appeared to last beyond the initial treatment as well. The following year in 2008, there was an 84 per cent reduction in infection in the treated region, with the incidence of infection, for the first time, not correlating with the periods of rainfall. In the same period, incidence in the untreated regions increased by 22 per cent. Australian homeopath Dr Isaac Golden, Ph.D(MA), D.Hom., N.D.,

Contrary to common belief, there is good quality research and evidence supporting the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine. The largest study of homeopathy ever undertaken is based on data from more than 11 million people – the entire population of Cuba. The bacterial infection leptospirosis occurs worldwide, but is most common in the tropics during periods of heavy rain. In late 2007, Cuba faced a developing epidemic of leptospirosis with only enough vaccine to treat 15,000 high-risk people. The Cuban government made the decision in the absence of vaccine to treat the people in the worst affected provinces, excluding those under one year of age, with homeopathic medicine prepared by the Cuban National Vaccine

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n za a g a v a r t x E e’s Angel of Cuisin y Christmas Giveawa 5 Week Angel of Cuisine’s Christmas Giveaway extravaganza finale Its the finale week of my Christmas Extravaganza and I am so excited about the three businesses that are on board to help me finish this off with a bang. This week I have four 1-month gym memberships to win (two access memberships from Life and Soul and two standard memberships from the Karratha Entertainment Centre) and a Super Fitness Pack from K-Mart. The Karratha Entertainment Centre Gym caters for people of all ages. The team has extensive knowledge in everything fitness and are more than happy to spend time talking with you about your personal goals and designing a program just for you. With morning and afternoon crèche times and junior memberships for young adults they make it easy to get the whole family involved in fitness. The Shire of Roebourne facility also has great school

holiday programs for school aged children, perfect for a quick break so you can run up to the gym and take some time out for yourself. Matt and his team will make you immediately comfortable and no question is a silly question so feel free to pop in and visit them to get a kick start on your new year’s resolutions. The team at Life and Soul Karratha are fitness experts from all different walks of life. The talented bunch are dedicated to helping you reach your healthy lifestyle goals and have lots of different class options and times, personal training and group challenges that run throughout the year. New at Life and Soul are the Body Bikes. The Body Bike is the ultimate indoor cycle. These low impact RPM classes are a great way to increase your fitness quickly and cater for the completely unfit to the elite athlete. Allowing each participant in the class to work at their own level, they are highly motivational, great fun and burn 500 - 650 calories per class.

RPM is just one of the class options available at Life and Soul. Check out www.lifeandsoul. com.au to keep up to date and see their timetable. For times when you can’t make it to the gym or you want to push yourself at home or out and about in out beautiful surrounds, Kmart have a great range of well priced fitness equipment. Kmart’s Manager Chris and I put together this Super

Fitness Pack for under $90, which means that you don’t have to spend big money to get yourself off and running. The pack contains a sports bag, drink bottle, pedometer, speed skip rope, fitness mat, 2kg dumbbell set, 3kg medicine ball and 75cm gym ball. There are lots more quality products in the range so stop by and treat yourself to some Christmas presents that will keep giving all through the year.

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Registrations of Interest from businesses operating in Newman are being taken to assess demand for future service worker accommodation. To register your interest you must be an eligible business that services the Newman community. A copy of the eligibility criteria is available on the Department of Housing website www.housing.wa.gov.au/investorsandpartners/swa/newman. Applications for service workers accommodation in Newman open on Saturday, 24 November 2012 and close 5pm Friday, 18 January 2013. For more information contact swa-newmanroi@housing.wa.gov.au or the Pilbara Development Commission on 1300 722 255.

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Grant not always best option for First Home Buyers

Some First Home Buyers might be better off foregoing the various grants on offer – for now – and making their first property purchase an investment property.

This strategy could work well for young professionals and others who have the scope to earn significant incomes in the coming years but want the benefits of property ownership now, according to Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers. “First home buyers are often stretched in their savings and borrowing capacity, trying to get a foot in the door of the property market while only at the beginning of their lives and careers,” said Smartline Adviser Miriam Castilla. “The reality is, for most first home buyers their first property isn’t their long-term home, but rather a stepping stone. “Some of them aren’t even keen to move out of mum and dad’s house or their current rented property; they simply want to make a start on getting into the property market.” In these situations, purchasing an investment property the first time around, and becoming a renter-investor (someone who rents the property they live in, but has an investment property), could be the solution. For those looking to buy an investment property, when savings are good but borrowing capacity is tight, the first home owner grant is usually not a necessity to make the home purchase a possibility. The allowed borrowing capacity is usually higher for investment than owner occupier purchases, as the lender factors in the benefits of rental income plus tax deductibility of the loan in their calculations. “Most people also don’t realise that by not claiming the first home grant when they buy a property, they’re not forfeiting it all together,” Castilla said.

“If they do not live in the new property for a period of six or more months, they will still qualify for the first home owner grant down the track when they are ready to buy the home they do want to live in. “Therefore, not claiming the grant, at least for now, can be a very smart move for those who want to make that first move into property.

“Then, as the first home buyer advances in their career and has a significant increase in income, their borrowing capacity will also improve greatly, as will the ability to save more for a substantial deposit. “That may then be a good time to tap into the grants on offer.” Source: www.yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au

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• Vacant Possession or Excellent Investment • 3 spacious bedrooms all with BIR’s • Large lounge & dining area with air-cond throughout • Large yard with undercover entertaining area • Secure fenced block - 630m2

• Offering vacant possession or secure a company lease at $1,900 pw • 3 x 1 existing brick and iron property with potential returns of 12% • Three great sized bedrooms all include built in robes and air conditioning • Modern renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher not included

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• Existing dwelling on site is in excellent condition and sits on 965m2 block • Prime development site / future development potential! • Solid income of $130,357pa with a strong company lease in place • Large front & rear yard with below ground pool

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• 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom unit in complex of three          • Spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge • Renovate • Side access with two car parking and private courtyard • Affordable entry point into the market for investor or owner/ occupier

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• Brand new spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Townhouse • Open plan living flows effortlessly out onto a large alfresco area • Three luxury sized bedrooms all with built in robes • Kitchen with stylish design and quality stainless steel appliances • Plentiful internal and external storage space

• Solid investment • 3 bedrooms with built in robes • Patio and garage/ shed • Park 4 vehicles with ease

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6 Parker Street $1,800 / wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 10/12/2012 4 bedroom 1 bathroom fully renovated home with BIR & tiled throughout, on a large block with plenty of parking and tropical fruit trees and a vegetable garden.

13/13 Rutherford Road $2,200 / wk South Hedland AVAILABLE MID DEC Unique 3 dwellings under 1 roof. 3x1 downstairs, 3x3 with entertaining balcony upstairs & a 2x1 unit at the rear. Company accommodation solution.

2 Spatula Court South Hedland

$2,500 / wk AVAILABLE 22/12/12

Executive style 4 bedroom 2 bathroom with a pool & tropical gardens & alfresco area. Spacious open plan living design. Dble carport plus extra parking.

44 Counihan Crescent from $2900 / wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE  DECEMBER Premium 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments with all the trimmings, the complex features a below ground pool, gymnasium & underground parking. Prices from $2900/wk for ground floor to $3200/wk for 3rd floor.

23/5 Quartz Quarry Road $3,100 / wk South Hedland AVAILABLE  15/12/12 6 bedroom 5 bathroom home with large verandahs around the outside. Open plan living arrangement. 4 corner bedrooms all have ensuites.

60 Dowding Way Port Hedland

From $5,600 / wk AVAILABLE 16/10

Unique 3 dwellings under 1 roof. 3x1 downstairs, 3x3 with entertaining balcony upstairs & a 2x1 unit at the rear. Company accommodation solution.

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• Neat 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with below ground pool • 744 m2 lot zoned R30 • Close to town centre, schools and amenities • Level site making it easy to redevelop • Suitable for a two storey development

• National Corporate tenant with a 12 month lease      • Split system air-conditioning throughout • Beautifully constructed in Karratha stone, with timber feature ceiling. • Large walk ins and built ins throughout

• Good sized bedrooms with split system A/C • Master Bedroom with luxury walk through robe • Large open plan living with designer kitchen • Fenced off front yard • Alfresco dining area

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• Stunning galley kitchen featuring quality appliances and full length breakfast bar • 5 large bedrooms all with air conditioning and built in robes • Undercover entertaining space overlooking gardens • Meticulous gardens with very child-friendly level grounds

• 2 Storey quality brick home with maximum use of space for entertaining and living • Compact block opposite school and parkland • Huge  garage and storage area          • Quality fittings to all bathrooms with spacious showers and baths • Spacious bedrooms with Walk- in robe to master

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Come home and not worry about a thing with your modern bedsit. Fully equipped with everything you need including your own washing machine, this is the perfect home for the hard worker.

19/2591 Hillview Road $700 / wk Pegs Creek AVAILABLE NOW Situated close to the Karratha CBD, schools and sporting complexes this fully furnished 1 bedroom unit. Fitted with everything you need! prefect for the busy worker or FIFO.

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Situated Close to Karratha’s CBD this lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom two storey villa is the perfect place to come home and relax. With separate living area and own courtyard you will not want to miss the opportunity to live here. Fully Furnished villa. One month rent free.

45 Mujira Ramble Baynton

$1,700 / wk AVAILABLE NOW

Step inside this beautifully presented 4x2 property and instantly feel at home! The large gourmet kitchen is perfect for the cooking lover and with large open living space that flows onto your very own patio, surrounded by stunning landscaping you couldn’t feel more at ease coming home after a long day at work.  

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Situated in sought after Baynton West this stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has the finest fittings and finishes that are hard to pass by! With luxury master bedroom and ensuite, Open living and theatre room, Outdoor entertaining equipped with swimming pool and built in bbq, this home really has it all.

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Beautifully located in a cul-desac in Baynton this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom strata home is constructed from Karratha Stone with individual features throughout.

❚ This well-appointed 3 bedroom home is within walking distance to town

Government lease Located in a quiet cul-de-sac walking distance to town, this beautifully renovated home is well above average. A country kitchen with a breakfast bar over looks the meals area and large formal lounge and is very well appointed. A study has been created off the meals area and is the perfect office. The three bedrooms are all

queen size and have built in robes. The property is tiled throughout with new split system airconditioners and is very easy to maintain. The property features a full length rear patio with a fully powered shed/ workshop.

Situated on a 624m2 block the solid construction makes this a robust investment at 11.3% return, with minimum maintenance issues. It has a large lounge and dining area with a timber ceiling and a feature stone wall. The family room has easy access to the patio area and the backyard has a separate gate to the adjoining park. It has split system air-conditioning; large walk-in and built-in cupboards throughout and the bedrooms are further protected by roller shutters. The master bedroom and ensuite is situated at the front of the home and has a large walk in robe. All other bedrooms are queen size

with built in robes and a sense of space. National Corporate tenant with a 12-month lease. With a double carport and storage shed and further a parking bay for a caravan or boat, this is a terrific investment and won’t last long.

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❚ This ideally located 4 bedroom home comes is for sale with a secure corporate lease that offers a huge 11.15% return to investors

Fantastic entry point The lease equates to a whopping 11.15% return on investment. Whilst only a 5-minute drive away from the multimillion dollar redevelopment of the town centre, this solidly built property is far enough away from the hustle and bustle to appeal to a wide range of quality tenants or an owner occupier. The property enjoys a sense of

space throughout and opens up to an undercover alfresco area. The four good sized bedrooms feature built in robes, ducted air conditioning and fans. The property features a functional kitchen with abundant cupboard space, a laundry with second shower, low maintenance gardens and plenty of parking for the boat or caravan.

Price $689,000 13 Di Carlo Way Nickol AGENT

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Ultra modern workshop with spacious office

This brand new, ultra low maintenance, quality workshop is perfect for any growing Port Hedland business and a fantastic asset for discerning investors to add to their portfolio. Investors can be assured of securing a company lease of $6,900 per month for 10.5 per cent net and 12.3 per cent gross returns.

of approximately 50m2 and outdoor yard space of approximately 43m2, it is full of features. With a total exclusive use area of approximately 319m2, this workshop is excellent value. It has front and rear roller doors to ensure that all indoor and outdoor space is functional and accessible. Three car bays are allocated to the unit while

The property has a drive through workshop area of approximately 161m2 with generous internal offices of approximately 46m2, a mezzanine level

several disabled and visitor bays are available in the complex. The workshop is part of a brand new strata complex of six, the sophisticated and modern nature of this workshop is bound to attract corporate occupants. Offered with vacant possession for owneroccupiers or with an assured company lease in place for investors, this property is a great purchase

for those seeking a long term, low maintenance, high-returning asset. C o n s t r u c t i o n completion is expected in August 2013 allowing purchasers to buy at today’s prices and capitalise on months of growth prior to settlement. This growth will be propelled by expansion plans from miners BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Fortescue Metals Group, Atlas Iron and Hancock Prospecting.

The Port Hedland Port Authority and State and local governments are also investing in infrastructure projects, meaning this workshop is well placed to capitalise on demand for industrial property now and into the future. For more information please contact Crawford Realty Commercial and Industrial specialist Eliza Mearns on commercial@ crawfordrealty.com.au or 0416 048 929 now.

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5/103 Oxide Way, Wedgefield Port Hedland AGENT

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Light Industrial Lots at Gap Ridge 23 New Lots Just Released

Lot 2867 Cowle Road, KIE

• Nationally recognised franchise with vibrant product range. • Situated in thriving Karratha Centro • Turnover $620,000 • Scope for further business development. • Owner will assist new proprietor • Franchise training provided

• From 2082 - 5862 sqm • Excellent exposure on Dampier Highway • Gap Ridge Industrial Estate will be one of Western Australia’s largest regional industrial estates with a total of 128 lots • www.landcorp.com.au/gapridge

• Total land area 2100 m2 • Buildings comprise of office, reception, workshop • Modern workshop with three bays and high truss • Mezzanine in workshop of approx. 80 m2 • Concrete parking and turning area • Road base to laydown

$330,000 PSAV

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Guaranteed Return 11.05% Net / $6,080 PM Newsagent, Port Hedland • Spectacular opportunity to buy your own business • Strong returns and trading history • Port Hedland’s only newsagent • High traffic shopping centre location • Rarely offered for sale, call today

6/205 Steel Loop, Wedgefield • Limited time - Purchase NOW to receive 5% off • Top location with highway exposure • Brand new, high specification workshop • Guaranteed to lease - Investors net 11.05%/ $6080pm + depreciation • Excellent high return investment & business base

$500,000 plus stock, GST free

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Wendy’s, Centro Karratha

Hedland: (08) 9172 5300 Karratha: (08) 9143 1599

$2,300,000 + GST Achieve 11.32% Net Returns Unit 8/ Lot 101 Pinnacles Street, Wedgefield • Absolute top quality specifications • Fantastic option for small/ medium business • Guaranteed to lease at 11.32% net for investors • 150m 2 Light Industry workshop • Perfect, brand new set and forget property!

$729,000 + GST Massive state of the art workshop 1/112 Iron Ore Street, Wedgefield • Absolute quality new workshop development • Expansive 862m2 total floor area • Drive through workshop of approx. 570m2 • Investors return minimum 10.7% net return, $5,769 p/w • Never before available quality and size

Leasing Karratha 2/16 Crane Circle, Pegs Creek AVAILABLE NOW P.O.A 453sqm located in Crane Circle, these brand new units provide an excellent opportunity for a company requiring a large work area and ample office space in Karratha CBD.

1/16 Crane Circle, Pegs Creek AVAILABLE NOW P.O.A A unique mix of office, workshop and live in accommodation in Karratha’s CBD. This one is not to be missed.

South Hedland 3A/3 Hunt Street AVAILABLE NOW $4,360/pm + GST & outgoings Approx. 90m2 office space, shared bathroom and kitchenette facilities in excellent condition

Wedgefield 1/101 Pinnacles Street AVAILABLE NOW $7,500/pm + GST & outgoings Approx. 190m2 workshop plus mezzanine, air conditioned office with kitchenette and bathroom

Pippingarra 126 Great Northern Highway AVAILABLE NOW P.O.A 200 + hectares hardstand, 30min drive from Port Hedland, small and large lots available, incredible opportunity

$2,800,000 + GST

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12-14 unit development site

❚ Indian Ocean Suites offer tenants the ultimate in luxury living

Superior Ocean views One of Port Hedland’s first multi storey beach side complexes opens its doors for leasing – and you can be one of the first occupants to take advantage of this deluxe living in Hedland. Due for completion by mid-December 2012, The Indian Ocean Suites offer tenants luxury and a prestigious Pretty Pool address with spectacular views. Architecturally designed, The Indian Ocean Suites have an executive design and finish that would be envied in any capital city. The complex consists of seven buildings sharing resort-style communal facilities, including swimming pool, BBQ pavilion and gymnasium. The property is surrounded by security gates and fencing and features two undercover car parks and private lockable store rooms. Many apartments are built to accommodate stunning views over the bush and ocean and all are spacious, practical and comfortable. The master bedrooms have his and hers walk-through robes and large glass and chrome showers in the ensuites.

The kitchens have composite stone bench tops, colour-back, glass splash backs, quality cooktops, ovens, range hoods and dishwashers. Each apartment includes ample storage, TV, Foxtel and data points and large balconies or courtyards that are built to appreciate lovely location. There are 10 apartments available with prices ranging from $2,900 per week for a ground floor unit to $3,200 per week for a third floor unit.

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This superb Port Hedland home, located close to the beach, is a prime opportunity for developers to work on development plans, while still earning a rock solid holding income of $109,200 per annum. The site is zoned R30/80, which means you can develop high density housing across the entire 505m2 site and build up to 12 to 14 units, with the top floors likely enjoying excellent ocean views. In the meantime, this immaculately kept home has a strong company lease until 2014, providing a reliable cash flow of $2,100 per week or $109,200 per annum. It features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an enormous outdoor entertaining area, lock up parking for four vehicles and room for a boat. Just having plans development plans approved alone will add significant value to the site and create instant asset appreciation, while the solid lease to a multinational company guarantees returns in the short term.

fastfacts Price $1,200,000 33 Morgans Street Port Hedland AGENT

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This gives potential investors great cash returns and fantastic long-term growth opportunities. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this property is the perfect accommodation solutions for companies looking to house four workers. The master bedroom comes with a huge walk in robe, en suite facilities with stylish vanity, and a large glass panel shower and toilet. The other bedrooms all have built in robes and split system air conditioning, while the laundry room is tiled and includes a linen press. The bedrooms are joined by an open plan living arrangement with separate lounge and theatre. The large modern kitchen has stainless

steel appliances, a dishwasher, built in pantry and lots of bench and storage space to go with a full-length breakfast bar. Outdoors, the property includes an under cover entertaining area, low maintenance reticulated gardens and under cover parking.

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separate gate toto the$1,600 adjoining park. With $1,500 rental per week at a huge return of up to 12.81 per cent, investors will be excited by the potential growth in this property. There will also be no shortage of tenants in the future as this price range is highly sought after by renters. The property comes with 3 generoussized bedrooms with built in robes and a comfortable bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower. Along with a spacious downstairs lounge room, there is a kitchen and laundry and ducted air conditioning throughout the house. The outdoor alfresco area looks over a decent-sized yard and public park. This is a place that must be snapped

up most aother 3 bedroom shedquick and as further parking bay for properties will sell for more than a caravan or boat, this is a terrific $800,000. This is an not to be investment andopportunity won’t last long. missed.

This large family home is currently leased at $3,950 per week until August 2013 for a whopping 11.73 per cent return on investment or $205,450 per annum.


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11 Gregory Way, Bulgarra Price $849,000 - $899,000

Corner R30 zoned, duplex development block on 865sqm with a fully renovated 4 x 1 + study home and a massive 10x5 powered workshop with air conditioning.

The Pilbara’s population is GOLF CLUB & BOWLING CLUto expected B increase by more than 6,000 by 2020.

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Investors alert! Potential 18% + ROI Be quick to secure this investment land and house package and start reaping the excellent rental returns. Newman is currently experiencing a housing shortage and the sooner this property is completed the faster your investment can grow. The complex will include 4 studio units which will all be keyed seperately. They each feature open plan living with seperate bedroom with ensuite and parking for four vehicles, two undercover parking. The high quality studio appartments areb an architecturally designed NicheQ product and offer a fast build time to turnkey.

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And that’s how you should regard this situation - it’s running a business. In Western Australia, around 60 per cent of investment properties are professionally managed by a real estate agency and the remaining 40 per cent are self-managed by private owners. The evidence suggests however, that the percentage of properties under professional management is growing.  If you work part-time or are retired, have some basic legal competencies and understand the complexities of the Residential Tenancies Act, then managing your own property may work well for you. The problem is that many private owners don’t understand their legal obligations under the RTA and some get into difficulties as a result.   Most owners underestimate the amount of time that goes into managing a property, or just how difficult, expensive and unpleasant things can become if a dispute arises. For example, if the tenants default on the rent, abscond or require eviction.     This is where a property manager can be invaluable. From the start, a good property manager can arrange the public viewing of the property and then thoroughly check all applications and references from prospective tenants. This includes scanning the National Tenancy Database to see if any applicants have a history of unacceptable behaviour.   Once suitable tenants are short-listed by the property manager and then chosen by

you as the owner, the property manager can arrange all the lease documentation, take care of the rent collection, bond lodgement, occasional maintenance, quarterly home inspections and utility expenses, such as water and Council rates.   Property managers are also skilled at understanding the market rate for the property and setting the weekly rent accordingly. Many private owners tend to misjudge this or feel uncomfortable about reviewing the rent with renewed leases for existing tenants even though this can be unwise over the long term.   The most important role of the property manager is to act as the link between the owner and the tenant in a professional way, so that the owner is not exposed to any situations that might be uncomfortable, while at the same time ensuring that the tenant can also raise issues without having to confront the owner directly.  If a situation arises that requires going to court, which sometimes happens, property managers are familiar with the law and can represent you at the hearing.   Property managers charge a percentage of the weekly rent as their fee, but this is fully tax deductable as part of your business expenses each financial year.  Contact REIWA to find your local property managers or to enquire further about their role in the housing sector.    source: www.reiwa.com.au

 In Western Australia, around 60 per cent of investment properties are professionally managed by a real estate agency

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Garden thieves turn green thumbs blue I’m very sad, angry and disheartened to report that more plants have been stolen from the Karratha Community Garden. This comes after a mango tree was recently stolen before we had a chance to plant it and a scarecrow disappeared only weeks after we set him up in the garden. [Last Saturday, the thieves were at it again as] we arrived at the Karratha Community Garden to find that an orange, lime and rare custard apple tree had been ripped from the ground and stolen along with two plants from near the side of the garden beds. Each plant had been thriving thanks to their well-prepared beds and the tender loving care they were receiving. I understand the children from the out-of-school-care facility next door had been putting in a lot of work helping to water the plants before the reticulation system was installed. I wonder how they might be feeling now?

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Levissianos puts spotlight on dangerous intersection During a visit to Karratha, Mining and Pastoral MLC Ken Baston was shown some of the town’s traffic trouble spots by local Liberal candidate George Levissianos. A long-time resident of Karratha, Mr Levissianos was keen to point out the work that needs to be done around Karratha in order for the town to keep pace with growing industry and a burgeoning population. “With new projects on the horizon it is extremely important that we have the right infrastructure and safe roadways to cope with increasing activity,” Mr Levissianos said. “This intersection at Coolawanyah Road and Karratha Road has become a worry. Light vehicles have to contend with more and more double and triple road trains entering the precinct. “The congestion at certain times of the day is unacceptable. A diversion plan is needed, it is simply too dangerous at the moment. “I see this as a low cost initiative that would make life a little more convenient and more importantly, safer for the road users of Karratha.’ Ken Baston MLC said it was valuable to get a locals perspective on the issues facing the community. “George was not going to let me leave Karratha before showing me the changes that are required at the industrial estate,”

Mr Bastan said. “This needs to be brought to the attention of the Department of Transport. “I will be writing to Minister Buswell with the excellent suggestions Mr Levissianos has made.”

• MLC Ken Bastion and Liberal candidate Geroge Levissianos investigate the intersection at Coolawanyah Road and Karratha Road

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Police are calling for witnesses to a road rage incident that started along Dampier Highway near the Airport turnoff and finished on Cinders Road. The two vehicles involved are a blue Subaru Forrester and white utility. The incident happened at about 6.15am on Tuesday December 5. If you witnessed anything out of the ordinary at this time along Dampier Highway between the Bayley Avenue turnoff and Cinders Road please contact Karratha Police on 9143 7200. Karratha Police also want to remind the community to please drive carefully if they are heading

away over Christmas. Driving tired can kill. It is very easy to feel tired while driving and so please remember these tips to help prevent you falling asleep at the wheel. • Make sure you are well rested before starting your trip • Take a break from driving at least every two hours • Don’t drive when you would normally be asleep • Include an overnight stop on long trips • Where possible, plan to share the driving. Fatigue starts affecting your mental state in ways such as feeling in a daze, feeling

hypnotised or even forgetting where you are driving to. If you continue to drive you will start squinting and you will begin to blink considerably slower. If you are still driving at this stage you will notice your head start to nod and you will begin to rub the back of your neck. If you feel any of these effects pull over and have a sleep.

Please drive carefully this Christmas

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DJ Nino Brown is Australia’s biggest hip hop and RnB DJ and while no stranger to international concerts and Australia’s biggest dance festivals, he’s back in the Pilbara and says this weekend’s shows will be better than ever. DJ Nino Brown has shared the stage with artists such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, T-Pain and Chris Brown plus toured the country as the official DJ for the world’s biggest urban music festival Supafest. From the beginning of his career, Brown has been committed to becoming a great DJ and after he signed with Universal Music, he created the Blazin Mixtape series which has gone on to become the biggest urban music compilation in the country, with sales in excess of half a million copies. Based in Sydney, Nino Brown has toured through the Pilbara already and said he always has a great time in the region.

“Everyone works hard in those areas and is always super ready to party when they get the time off work,” he said. Nino Brown said the audience can expect music to party to. “Really good RnB and hip hop, a bit of reggae, a bit of dubstep … It’s going to be a musical adventure,” he said. Nino Brown is currently working on his newest album, Blazin 2013, due for release January 2013.

DJ Nino Brown has shared the stage with artists such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, T-Pain and Chris Brown

Nino Brown will be performing tonight, Saturday December 8 at the Pier Hotel in Port Hedland.

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Mobin Master lets loose in the Pilbara By Tamara Binamat International DJ Mobin Master performed in Karratha as part of the Ministry of Sound’s annual tour. Last Saturday Dec 1, Mobin Master, one of Australia’s biggest dance music exports, played his fan’s biggest hits at a gig at Ibis Styles. Mobin Master is best known for his worldwide hit re-work of Show Me Love, which created music history as one of the biggest dance tracks of all time. Mobin has toured all around the world and has many chart successes. He has collaborated with platinum selling artists, including Ian Carey, Roger Sanchez, Nari & Milani and Laidback Luke. Photos by Rachael Hawkins

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Hundreds of lucky guests were invited to the Pilbara’s first small bar opening during the week, with the Friends and Family opening on Sunday afternoon and a special business and VIP evening on Wednesday. Owner Bart Parson said the opening night was a huge success and the crowd was dressed to impress. “Brendon Grylls was amazed at what we had created and personally thanked us for giving something very special to the people of the Pilbara,” said Parsons. “John Chan, CEO of Finbar was equally astounded that something so upper-class had made it to Karratha. “It has been a massive effort by my staff whom I know are already exhausted; I think the adrenalin of being a part of a new venue such as Blanche is what is keeping us all going. “We’d like the people of Karratha to know us all by name in a very short space of time as I feel it is vital to any venue to create a family environment and I know my staff are eager to get to know the people of Karratha.” Parsons says diners can look forward to food being served from 11am with the menu winding down through the afternoon to a tapas selection. A full service will be on offer during lunch and dinner time. After 6pm a strict dress code will be enforced. No work clothes are allowed at all and during the day neat casual dress standards will apply until 6pm when smart dress standards are required.

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SATURDAY 8 DJ Nino Brown The Pier Hotel, Port Hedland 8pm until midnight Jan Ford Markets 10:00 – 13:00 Jan Ford Indulgence Centre, 19 Kingsmill street in Port Hedland Come on down to the Jan Ford Indulgence Centre, 19 Kingsmill street in Port Hedland, where a market comes alive every Saturday morning showcasing a large range of stalls set up on the grass and offering a beautiful view over the ocean. For more information, please contact Karenn Stjernqvist on 0417 750 810 or email office@stjernqvist.org

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Foxtel? It’s cheaper to have it installed if you have your own dish! Comes with mounting bracket and receiver. $20 KTA 0408 0132 023 TRAILER sailors x 2 , 19 footer and an 18 footer both 2011 models. List price in Perth $35,500 selling both for $26,500 each. 18 footer has not touched water. Phone Chrisstian 0412640242 TWO person ROOFTOP TENT in good condition. Quick and easy to pop up and take down. $500 ONO KTA 0408013203 TYRES x5 Dunlop Grand Trek 255/70 off road 16’s. 4 @ 95% 1 @ 100% (spare). $550. Please ring 0417 180 786 VR GTS body kit suit VK, group 3 grill and bobtail, still in primer $300. Ph 0419 497 334 XMAS decorations-well loved- tinsel streamers, coloured bobbles, various assortment. Would be suitable for a classroom, playgroup, house etc. $30.00. Plus small Xmas tree (Ht 40cm) $10.00 KTA 0437051416

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TASMANIA – Halfway Bluff Are you doing the hard yards? Now is the time to look towards your future! Your own “Sea-change” lifestyle invest in this unique “rare earth” ! Approx 41 acres with 1.6km of adjoining waterfront Reserve. 3 brm home with lge shed sits above a sheltered beach $1,200,000 Ph. Kate- 0427 532 000

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Investment opportunity - TASMANIA Well known commercial premises “ The Dunalley Bakery” (property only). An 8 year lease is in place. Popular with the locals and tourists alike. There is scope to reap 8.5 % return here. Vendor moving overseas. Ph. Kate 0427 532 000

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JUNIOR SQUASH Where: Karratha Entertainment Centre When: 3-5pm Saturday 1 Dec. Cost: $10. For more information Call David Clegg On 0400640404 PROFESSIONAL Racket Restringing. Squash, Badminton, Tennis. Please call David- 0400 640 4

real restate BUSINESS FOR SALE. Coral Bay-Exmouth school bus service contract with P.T.A. Operating since 1998 with consistent, reliable income and net returns. Includes 2008 Toyota Commuter Bus. 3 bedroom parkhome in Coral Bay an optional extra. Contact John : 0428 556 263 Email : johnandleonie@joleba. com.au DAMPIER House for Private Sale. Further Price reduction to $960,000 - negotiable. On noagentproperty.com. au Property ID: 13571. 3 x 1 with a study. 9x6 powered workshop. Front and rear patios. Fully fenced lockable backyard. Renoed throughout. To arrange a viewing please call 0418 833 459. DUPLEX 3 x 1 for rent in Millars Well $950.00 a week. Big patio area, spot for a boat, small shed. Available January 2013 or possibly earlier. Brand new carpets in bedrooms. Contact Jo on 0438170568. FOR Lease 5 Bedroom House in Anderson Street Port Hedland. 2 storey – 3 rooms upstairs, 2 downstairs, p o l i s h e d floorboards, large kitchen, large living area and pool (fully maintained). All queries please call 0459 595 083 I can email you photos. NEW 4x2 available for rent in Baynton West. Quiet location with good parking and easy access to the side yard. Open plan kitchen/ dining/ living, two outdoor living areas, lush lawns, very secure. Available now at $1700pw negotiable. Please call 0458 051 804. resumes

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KAWASAKI KLX 2010, 250S $5200 ono. One owner, 6 months rego, comes with helmet, gloves, Dri - Rider Cross Pro 11 Jacket (Was $300, only wore 3 times), only done 14234kms. No off road.. Call Leon 0409 409 827 SUZUKI GSXR1000 2008 For Sale, Limited Edition Black/Gold colors, New tires front and rear, new chain and sprockets, Comes with front and rear stands, ASV leavers, black double bubble screen, Ohilins steering damper, Genuine but Very Regretful Sale, $10,000 Any inquires call 0409156557 Karratha WANTED small motorbike suitable for gal to hire over Xmas/ new year KTA holds riders permit 0468 967484 WR450F ‘08’ $7000 ono. Oil changed every 500k with Motul full synthetic. Air filter always clean. Tyres 100%. Heaps of grunt loads of fun. Rego recently expired easy as to re register. Very tidy machine. Must sell! All reasonable offers considered. Please text or leave voice mail 0450 102 853 KTA YAMAHA 350 Raptor, 6 Speed Inc Reverse. 2009 Great quad for those new to Riding. Approx 20 Hrs. $6500 ono. Ph 0438 939 425 YAMAHA V-Star 250cc 2007 Black Excellent learners bike. 9200kms on the clock. Rego 07/13. Located in Hedland. If interested please call 0405 977 664. $4500.neg.

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vehicles FORD Futura Au Year2000. 183000 km - Just serviced 14/11/2012. $3500 ONO. Ph 9185 1318 HOLDEN 2005 c/men s. 134,000km. Tas reg. $12000. PH 0427 291 216 HOLDEN Jackaroo ‘98 3.5 V6 SE petrol auto, Karratha, 7 months rego, 180,000km, roof rack, custom slide-out drawer. Camper, 5-seater or work wagon. Fully equipped with lots of extras. $ 8,499 ono. Check out Gumtree (Ad ID 1010021632) or call Tim (0458700782) for further details. HYUNDAI Elantra 2004, $8,000ono. Automatic, 59,080km. Electric windows. Full service history, great air-con. Tyres in good condition Phone: 0407 890 300 KTA - Dec 2003 Toyota Prado Grande Champagne colour - Dual Fuel Petrol/ LPG - 192000 kms Regular servicing - All Grande features in great condition - $24950 Phone Chris 0448 777 746 LANDCRUISER 200 Series ‘08. V8 twin turbo diesel gxl 4.5L 6 sp auto 78,900kms. Kdss - kinetic dynamic suspension system. Dual batteries. 138L fuel tank. Alloy bull & tow bar. UHF radio. Alloy roofrack. Cargo barrier. Chipped & exhaust system. VGC. $68,000 Ono 0407773819 kth MAZDA 3 2009 FOR SALE, $15,500 ono excellent condition, one owner, all regular genuine mazda services done. Ph 0401900909 HED MAZDA 3, 2008, 1Owner, 70 000km, 4 New tyres, Full Service History. PH0400216636, $10 500 MAZDA 6 Luxury Sports 5dr Hatchback 2006 2.3L Auto. Leather seats, Bose sound system, climate control, electric sunroof, service history, 17”” alloys, new tyres. Licensed until 29 April 2013. 135,000 kms. $17,000 ono. Quick sale req. All reasonable offers considered. Location KTA. Ph: 0420 806 020.


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TOYOTA Hiace van 1996 manual neat & tidy new tyres female owner Must sell ASAP!!! $5,000 ono KTA 0468 967484 TOYOTA Hiace white van 1996 manual neat & tidy new tyres female owner Must sell!!! $5,000ono HED 0468967484 TOYOTA Landcruiser 200 Series 2008. V8 Twin Turbo Diesel. GXL..4.5L 6sp Auto 79,100kms KDSS-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System Dual batteries 138L Fuel tank Chipped & Exhaust system Alloy bullbar, roof rack & tow bar. UHF Radio VGC $68,000 0407 773 819 KTH TOYOTA Landcruiser Prado 2008, 6 speed manual, twin rear wheel carrier, 2inch lift, rear drawers, 72,000kms located in Karratha excellent car. 0439 690 367 WK Holden Statesman 2003. V6 Second Owner A/C re-gassed, brake pads replaced, water pump replaced, roof lining replaced, has recently been fully detailed, rego until 28th April 2013. $7000 ONO - Contact Chellett – 0438 950 017. Located in Wickham wanted A Charles Sturt University student is conducting a research project on contingent workers in the Pilbara. You are asked to participate in a short, anonymous, one-to-one interview. Please call or email if you are interestedphone: 0421 551 280, email: jbattersby@csu. edu.au

DESPERATELY seeking a willing person who is flying to Darwin between now and 14th of December to tag a dog onto their flight. Call 0406191324! WANT to buy Child Booster Car Seat. 0467 444 875

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Conditions of entry The 2012 Pilbara Echo Christmas Lights competition is held in the interest of community spirit. Please abide by the rules in the interest of fairness and safety. 1.

Entry is FREE and only available to residents and community organisations in Dampier, Karratha, Wickham, Roebourne and Point Samson communities.

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All entrants agree to allow the organisers to publicise their name and address in the print and electronic media including flyers, internet and promotional materials.

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Entrant signs (supplied by Pilbara Echo) are required to be clearly displayed on all valid entries for the duration of the event. Signs to be returned as soon as possible after the event.

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Entrants shold illuminate their displays between 7pm and 10pm during the public viewing nights from 1 December through to 24 December

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Judging will take place Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December from 7pm until 10pm. Your display must be illuminated during this period.

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The judges reserve the right to withhold the prize if there are insufficient entries in the category.

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The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Judging of a residence will only apply to exterior displays and will be assessed from the front of the property.

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Times and dates of judging will be at the discretion of the judges.

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Public viewing is an important part of the competition. To allow as many people as possible to enjoy the displays, all entrants are requested to have their lights until at least 10pm each night until 25 December.

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Displays may be a combination of Christmas lights and decorations.

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Inspection by a qualified electrician, at the entrant’s expense, to check the safety of the entrant’s display, is recommended.

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Householder insurance policies should be checked to ensure appropriate cover is available.

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Entrants need to consider the impact their display may have on the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and must plan to ensure that any risks are minimised.

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Entrants are not to use the footpath, electricity poles nor any property outside their boundary for any purpose of their display unless they obtain written permission from the relevant authorities.

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For safety and security reasons the organisers recommend that Christmas lights are designed to be removed and secured overnight. The security of all aspects of the display is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

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The organisers and sponsors accept no responsibility for damage, injury, or theft which may occur as a result of your entry into this project.

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MIT VAN 1996 seven seater 6 months reg one owner bull bar excel condition $8,000 ONO must sell KTA. 0422 265 234 NISSAN Navara/ Pathfinder 5 X 16”” Pro Comp Alloy Rims (16 x 8J), Mickey Thompson Tyres MTZ LT265/75R16. Great Condition. Paid over $4000. Looking for offers around $3000. Located in Hedland. If interested please call 0405 977 664. NISSAN Patrol GU 2008 For Sale Karratha, Just had it’s 110,000klm service, full service history, brand new front tires, Steel bull bar, Spotlights, Dual rear wheel carrier, Dual Battery setup, Roof sports bars, window tint, sheep skin covers, Genuine reason for selling, Any inquires call 0409156557

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Previous experience in a similar role would be well regarded. MYOB experience would be vital. As you will be working with a small fun team in an excellent environment we seek a person with the ability to work well with the other administration staff and the flexibility to do what needs to be done to ensure a smooth running office.

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Long & Short Term Positions DFP Recruitment Services is one of Australia’s leading recruitment services. Established in 1981, DFP has developed a reputation for delivering specialist services in temporary, permanent and volume staffing services combined with ethics, integrity and professionalism. We are currently seeking experienced personnel for the following positions: • Boilermakers • Dogman & Forklift Operators • Industrial Cleaners • HC/MC Drivers • Crane Supervisor • Barge Supervisor • Mobilisation Officers • Senior Payroll Administrator

Please note you must hold a current driver’s licence and be prepared to undergo a drug & alcohol screen. To register please email your resume to Karratha@dfp.com.au or call our Karratha branch on 08 9185 9700

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Lifestyle Solutions is a not-for-profit National Disability and Out of Home Care Service organisation, which commenced operations in Newcastle in 2002 with a vision to support people with disability by walking alongside them, embracing their dreams and sharing their vision. Currently we are seeking an Area Manager with sound knowledge of the local region to coordinate our services in the Pilbara. An immediate start is available to the successful applicant. This role is ideal for a person who has had experience in the Pilbara working with adults or young people with a disability and / or complex needs in individualised settings. You will be responsible for not only leading and growing a passionate team that provides care and support in a variety of environments, but also growing and developing our services in the Pilbara region. You will also be responsible for managing the day to day activities of the service, developing local networks, liaising with families and other stakeholders and ensuring that a quality service is provided to people we support. This position also offers housing at a reduced cost in South Hedland. For further information or to apply for this role, go to www.lifestylesolutions.applynow.net.au Lifestyle Solutions is an EEO employer and welcomes applications from people from ATSI and CALD backgrounds. All applicants are required to undergo employment screening through probity checks prior to commencing.

Duties include- Data Recovery, Network Installations, Server Setup, Computer Repairs and Resetting, Screen Replacing, Upgrading, Onsite & After Hours Callouts. Applicants to apply by Monday the 17th December 2012 via email to employment@reddirtcomputers.com.au

Sales Host /Sales Assistant TR Homes is WA’s leading & award winning prefabricated home building company and is part of Australia’s largest group of building companies the ABN Group. We are currently looking for a Sales Host/Sales Assistant with sales experience for our Karratha office & display.

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We are seeking an enthusiastic, positive & reliable person to assist in all factors of sales support. A successful applicant will have a pleasant & helpful manner, Initiative, Computer skills & excellent communication & telephone skills.

OMSA provides world class marine transportation and logistics services to the Australian Oil and Gas Industry.

If you’d like to join the TR team & think this could be a great opportunity for you, please email your CV to dputland@trhomes.com.au or contact Dale Putland on 0424 145 910 for more details.

A vacancy currently exists for a Store Person (Mon- Fri roster) to manage inventory control and the purchasing/ delivery of goods to vessels at our Dampier operation.

Salary will be negotiated based on career history & experience.

If you have the relevant experience then please send your CV to recruitment@omsalliance.com or phone Nicole 9216 0600 for more details.

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Applicants must have experience in this busy field and be able to communicate well with others.

The Department of Human Services is about people and delivering the services they may need at different stages of their lives. It includes Child Support, Centrelink and Medicare as well as CRS Australia and Australian Hearing. Each day, about a million people make contact with the Department of Human Services and each year we deliver more than $90 billion in payments. The department is seeking highly talented and motivated people to join its team.

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A killer spectacle near Barrow Island By Ben Leahy If your own family begins to annoy you this year at your annual Christmas get-together, just remember to spare a thought for the dolphin pictured. Killer Whales or Orcas are from the same family as dolphins, yet North West resident Marcus Radcliffe witnessed this extraordinary scene as a dolphin swam and launched out of the ocean near Barrow Island, off the coast from Onslow, in a desperate bid to save its life. Marcus said the Killer Whales began chasing the dolphin about 10 miles from Barrow Island on December 1. And sadly, the dolphin’s spectacular aerobatics might not have been enough. Marcus watched the chase for about 40 minutes, after which the dolphin was not sighted again. He added that this is the second time he has seen Killer Whales in the North West. The last time was in Shark Bay in 2002, when the Orcas were chasing a whole pod of dolphins.

COMMUNITY SPORTS AWARDS Congratulations to the 2012 FUTURECLUBS Community Sports Awards recipients: Rio Tinto Junior Sportswoman of the Year Cheyenne Wailu Rio Tinto Junior Sportsman of the Year Harrison Featonby WA FM and Spirit Radio Volunteer of the Year Ritchie Patching Sportswoman of the Year Kate Redmond Shire of Roebourne Club of the Year Karratha BMX Club Finbar Coach of the Year John Bennetts FUTURECLUBS Official of the Year Greg Emms Sportsman of the Year Lewis Upton Thank you to everyone who continues to contribute to making sport possible in our community. If you would like more information on the FUTURECLUBS Community Sports Awards or are interested in supporting the event in 2013, please contact Club Development Officer Sam King on sam.king@roebourne.wa.gov.au or 0427 132 786. Thank you to the supporters of the 2012 FUTURECLUBS Community Sports Awards:

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Junior baseball league’s inaugural season is a hit The newly formed Pilbara Coast Junior Baseball League

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Chairperson Paul Lowicki

interest to field a total of two

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of Rio Tinto, who provided

teams, but by the final game

represent the Baseball WA

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the league had grown to four

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of two pitching machines to

teams in the junior division

Dubai and Hong Kong in April

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and May 2013.

While the current season

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wound up on December 6, the

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Mackerel Fishing Family Day 2012 By Nickol Bay Sportfishing

who provided great fishing tackle

Club

prizes worth over $1000.

The Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club hosted the Savannah Engineers

Prizes were also donated by the Smokeshack and Daiwa Australia.

Mackerel Fishing Family Day 2012.

A crowd of over 100 came back

Despite the wind, the competition

to the Hampton Harbour Boat and

drew good numbers of people

Sailing Club to see the presentation

and over 90 anglers entered the

and have a complimentary barbecue

competition.

feed after a day on the water.

There were many great prizes on

The Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club

offer for the different categories

sincerely thank all our sponsors

including the overall winner for

and helpers for their contributions

the heaviest mackerel who walked

and all participants for supporting

away with the $1000 Savannah

this fun family comp and having a

Engineers cheque.

great day. well

The club looks forward to your

supported by Mobile Concreting

support and participation at next

Solutions and Adventure Sports

year’s Mackerel Fishing Family Day. 

The

competition

was

• Phil Perry overall winner with a 13.5 Kg narrow barred Spanish mackerel

• Lisa Popa collecting the prize for champion female mackerel capture

The Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club thanks all our sponsors, competitors and winners which made the

2012 Savannah Engineers Mackerel Fishing Family Day another successful event.

The winners: Overall winner Phil Perry with a 13.5kg narrow barred Spanish mackerel (NBSM); Recipient of the $1000 Savannah Engineers cheque Heaviest capture male 1st Tied - Todd Marriott and Ryan Pickup both with 12.4kg Spanish mackerels 2nd Male capture - Greg England with a 8.45kg NBSM Heaviest capture female  1st - Lisa Popa 8.95kg NBSM 2nd - Tara Mullen 8.35kg NBSM 3rd - Talisha Cook 7.8kg NBSM Junior  1st - Harrison Grady 11.0 Kg NBSM

Phil Perry, overall winner, collecting cheque from Dave Sandon of Savannah Engineers

2nd - Darcy Collins 10.25 Kg NBSM

We sincerely thank the following sponsors for their generosity and for their investment in our community:

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Karratha kid drafted to AFL team Richmond By Tamara Binamat Michelle and Clayton McIntosh of Karratha couldn’t be more proud of their boy Kamdyn McIntosh, who was selected at number 31 in the Australian Football League’s 2012 national draft by the Richmond Football Club. Michelle McIntosh said the family watched the results live on national television. “We’re really excited and happy for him,” she said. “I think it’s going to be a good challenge for him, it’s something that he’s always really wanted to do.” Kamdyn is proving a freakish, natural talent at Australian Rules because he only took up the game four years ago. Before that, when he was living in Karratha as a child, he didn’t even join a footy club, preferring to play karate and soccer instead.

• Monica Plane, Owen Leece and Wayne Martyn

Willcocks wins prized mug By Karratha Golf Club With a nice breeze keeping temperatures down, 62 golfers came out for the second round of the Alliance Contracting Summer Monthly Mug on December 1 at the Karratha Golf Club. The day’s novelty winners were John Hone, Brett Ebert, Tim Cooper, Marie Nottle, Ken Willcocks, Wayne Ebsary, Kathy Couzens, Monica Plane and Bunja Collier.

Best lady player on the day was Michelle Bennett, while Greg Hulin was the best veteran player. Overall winners on the day were Michelle Bennett in fifth place nett 69, Owen George in fourth with nett 68, Tim Buxton in third at nett 68, Paul Carse in second on a count back of nett 68 leaving Ken Wilcocks as the winner of the monthly mug on a gross score of 72. The day was a fantastic success and proudly sponsored

Michelle said her and husband Clayton saw the athletic potential in their 18-year-old son early in his childhood. “He’s got a real drive to do his best, and he has really enjoyed football and can’t wait to start playing for Richmond.” Kamdyn will be back home in Karratha for Christmas with his parents

• Kamdyn and his Dad, Clayton in July 2012 at the state 18’s in Melbourne

by Rio Tinto. The next round is on Saturday December 15 and will be sponsored by Savannah Engineering. Those wishing to take part should register by 2pm for a 2:30pm start. The men’s captain Shaun Uys can be contacted on 0400 430 354, while ladies’ captain Gina Hipworth can be reached on 0407981479 for more information about membership and events.

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• Kamdyn in 2010 with his little brother Ethan at the U16’s state team in Sydney

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