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Three blokes in Mokes tackle Cape York
By Giembra Busmer
NOW, thereâ€™s something you donâ€™t see every day... three Mokes, covered in red dust, on their way back from a trip to the tip of Cape York. A year in the planning, the three mates, and Moke enthusiasts, Paul Marrano, Chris â€œSpiderâ€? and Tony Adamson (main photo) made the trip from Adelaide, up the Birdsville Track, and on to conquer Cape York. UU continued page 4
Free bus from Weipa to Musgrave for Peninsula Peopleâ€™s Forum
WEIPA Town Authority chairman Peter McCulkin is encouraging all people from across Cape York to attend the Peninsula Peopleâ€™s Forum this Saturday and express their concerns at the Federal Government rush to secure a World Heritage nomination of the majority of Cape York by February 2013. To help facilitate Weipa residentsâ€™ ability to attend the Peninsula Peopleâ€™s
Forum the WTA is partnering with Serco to provide a free bus to Musgrave Roadhouse. Mr McCulkin said the forum, to be held at Musgrave Roadhouse from 10am this Saturday, November 3 is an opportunity for people to meet and demonstrate to the Federal Government their opposition to â€œthe current levels of â€˜gaminâ€™ consultation and ludicrous time lines for World
Heritage nomination for the Capeâ€?. â€œThis is a critical issue for every person living on the Cape, and particularly for the residents of Weipa,â€? Mr McCulkin said. â€œThe future of Weipa and its residents is very dependent on mining; a diverse economy underpinned by both the South of Embley Project and Cape Aluminaâ€™s projects to our north. UU continued page 2
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â€œThis forum is our opportunity to send a clear message to Minister Tony Burke, the rest of his Labour colleagues and the Wilderness Society. â€œThere may be rocks in the ground here around Weipa, but the Wilderness Society has rocks in their heads if they think the people of Weipa will sit by and watch them cast doubt on our future,â€? Mr McCulkin said. The free bus will leave the WTA Council Chambers at 5am sharp to arrive in time for the 10am forum start at Musgrave. The bus will commence the return journey at 3pm, arriving back in Weipa at around 8pm. Seats on the free bus are limited and can be booked by contacting Fiona Langsdorf at the WTA Offices by phone 4030 9400 or email library@ weipatownoffice.com
F O R M E R C a p e Yo r k Sustainable Futures President Bob Sullivan has labelled as clandestine, the Federal Governmentâ€™s rush to secure a World Heritage nomination of the majority of Cape York by February, 2013. And he has nicknamed Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke as â€œBackdoor Burkeâ€?, because of his refusal to involve CYSF, seven councils, residents, business owners, leaseholders and pastoralists in the consultation process, stating the government only needs the approval of Traditional Owners. A CYSF foundation member with 25 years in the organisation and a former Cook Shire Mayor, Mr Sullivan said real consultation is talking to everyone. â€œWhy the rush?â€? Mr Sullivan asked. â€œThe Indigenous people have looked after the land for 40,000 years, and, between them, the pastoralists and residents of the Cape, weâ€™ve done a pretty good job of
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o Cyclone THE minister has noted with concern the amount of misinformation ďŹ‚ying around the North about World Heritage listing for Cape York, and he has asked me to write and calm your fears by obscuring things a little more. Let me say straight away the World Heritage listing is a Good Thing. It will bring more recognition of Australia around the world, and we will be congratulated for locking up some of the most useless parts of the country in new regulations.
Former CYSF president and Cook Shire Mayor, Bob Sullivan.
looking after the place.â€? Mr Sullivan asked why National Parks legislation is not sufficient to protect the Cape? He voiced his concerns the economic development of the region would be stifled by a World Heritage listing. â€œI donâ€™t believe World Heritage will allow the people of Cape York to engage in projects that will secure real jobs and real economic development,â€? he said. â€œThe well-being of the people of Cape York is secondary to their agenda.â€? Instead, he accused the Federal Government of adopting the process for political advantage, securing the votes
Whenever an important foreign politician or business leader flies in, he can look out of his aircraft window and say - â€˜Wow, these Aussies really know how to do things right. So much land under UNESCO protection!â€™ To achieve this project before the next election, we need to proceed quickly but in a politically correct way. Clearly we cannot allow outsiders to interfere with our decisions, so we will not be consulting mayors and other politicians who just happen to live there. They are always banging on about themselves and their own limited lives, and I despair of them ever sharing the bigger vision of the Federal Government. They think that the Green vote is something that happens to other people, not a vital prop in our electoral process. Australia needs to make the Greenies happy
of the greens in the south-east corner of the country. â€œThis isnâ€™t about conservation; itâ€™s about pandering to the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Greens and the Wilderness Society. â€œThey should be looking after the people of Cape York.â€? Expressing his extreme concern that no one knows which areas of the Cape are being considered for listing, he volunteered the theory the green groups would. â€œWhat areas are they looking at for potential listing?â€? he asked. â€œWill they be telling the Traditional Owners they intend consulting just what areas are being considered? â€œWhat have they got to hide? â€œI reckon the ACF, Greens and Wilderness Society know.â€? Mr Sullivan is calling on the people of the Cape to be much more vocal and express their concerns loud enough to be heard at the Peninsula Peoples Forum at the Musgrave Roadhouse from 10am this Saturday.
or they keep disrupting the steady flow of business in Canberra. Fortunately, in this case we can avoid local politics by consulting with Traditional Owners. I have arranged for a consultative meeting with the right sort of people at a pub in a town called Musgrave on Cape York. The Minister will be represented by young Hodgkins, who is a junior member of this department and will have a bright future here once he grows out of his spots. This meeting will give you an inside view of government thinking, and we can get the whole consultation thing done and dusted by Christmas. I have already written the Ministerâ€™s letter to UNESCO and look forward to sending it in January. Bruce Oâ€™Krat, Advisor to the Minister
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DEAR Minister Burke, The proposition by the Federal ALP Australian Government to Heritage List, in effect close off, vast amounts of Traditionally Owned land in Cape York Peninsula is a travesty and is typical of the ALPâ€™s attitude in approach to Indigenous Land Owners time and time again. Cape York has continuously suffered immensely due to inaction by the ALP at different levels of government due to various impositions, apartheid laws and general disregard to basic services and maintenance. Heritage Listing the Cape has little to do with actual environmental care. It is an excuse to continue to not pay attention to what really matters in the Cape. If it is Heritage listed, the Federal ALP Government will not have to look after gas lines, roads, town expansion and other viable employment opportunities and community needs. Even if there is not much call for it now, it should be kept an option in case locally driven business enterprises wish to make the most of the areas and also if the mining leases are extended and/or moved. Faith in the fact that the Cape will continue to be strong and will grow with vigour and passion, is something the ALP obviously do not have. It is money-saving and laziness disguised as Green Agenda. Heritage Listing the traditional lands which we, fellow First Australians, supposedly have â€œownershipâ€? over, will see us no longer have rights to land use and land development. This stands as a pure cor-
ruption over the land rights and sovereignty many of my predecessors have lobbied so hard for over the past few decades. With a very arrogant and head-strong approach by Tony Burke MP on this subject, and a very determined attempt to secure Green votes in the south; this is not a proposal I can accept or support. It will stifle existing mining opportunities and see no future opportunities. As everyone knows, mining benefits the world and the remote towns which house such operations in a number of ways- just ask the Weipa Town Authority.
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I am not prepared to see the future of the Cape so quickly judged by any side of politics, especially not on the brink of pre-re-election campaigns. It is a bad decision and I am not happy with the lack of consultation of Aboriginal land owners, of which Iâ€™ve no doubt, a large majority do not want to see the futures of their jobs, towns and the future for potential and more diverse land use opportunities, and the futures for their childrenâ€™s employment and education status in years to come, be so swiftly cast aside due the ALPâ€™s proposition. The ALP may well put forward their alternatives to industry employment were mass â€œzoning offâ€? of the Capeâ€™s assets, resources and land were heritage Listing to go ahead, however it will not match the level of financial sustainability that is already propping up remote Far North Queensland.
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By doing this they want to, not shut off the Cape to mining companies, they want to shut off the Cape to Traditional Owners and people who call it home. Me saying to keep the Cape open, is not me saying to keep it open to mining companies; it is me saying letâ€™s keep it open to us and the people to use and enjoy, and to learn to make a decent life from and on, like every other land-owning Australian has the right to. I urge the ALP and the Federal Opposition to move away from this Heritage Listing rhetoric and make action on the much more urgent and pressing concerns to the Far North, namely: â€˘ The high cost of living; â€˘ The lack of diverse education and employment opportunities aside from the mining industry in remote FNQ; â€˘ The need for higher-education facilities and funding to allow children to remain in their home towns to complete schooling like any other child around the nation; â€˘ Sea-walls for the Torres Strait; â€˘ Investing in the arts in FNQ; â€˘ Linking the regional assets to other regions for the sake of a more united, financially sustainable and diverse eco-
nomic growth via a regional economic revival plan or strategy; â€˘ Agriculture and Agri-Business, and many other more pressing issues which this Heritage Listing proposition (and which I believe it is designed to) distract voters from advocating for these issues as well. I thank David Kempton MP, Member for Cook, the Assistant Minister for A&TSI Affairs, for his advocacy for the numerous other issues. As he knows the Cape deserves more varied discussion around it and knows that there is more to work on in these communities than just alcohol-related debate and Heritage Listing. Once again, I implore all Governments and all Oppositions to focus on these other issues as well. If one was in the more urban cities the political discussion would not be allowed by the public to focus only on a few pink elephants. Shame on the Federal ALP for not having the courage to truly address the immediate and long-term needs and challenges of the Cape. Jack Andrew Wilkie-Jans Waanyi, Teppathiggi, Tjungundji A&TSI Affairs Advocate
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Paul (driving his car â€œCape York Mokeâ€?) originally posted the idea of the Moke Cape Trip on an internet Moke forum 12 months ago and although seven people put up their hands to make the journey, only Spider and Tony were able to complete the trip. The three adventurous enthusiasts spent 12 months rebuilding their much-loved cars from scratch before attempting the month-long drive. â€œWe tricked up the suspension on the cars to cope with the rough roads, and made a few little refinements such as interior lights and separate gauges, but other than that they are stockstandard Mini Mokes,â€? Tony, who along with Spider has a mechanical background, said.
â€œTony is from Wodonga in Victoria, and Spider is based in Sydney so they drove to Adelaide to pick me up and our adventure began from there on October 4,â€? Paul said. Leaving the big smoke the boys drove through Whyalla, Lee Creek and Marree in South Australia before hitting the Birdsville Track...something usually tackled by 4WD enthusiasts, not 2WD, four-cylinder Mokes. The boys said they had a great run up the famous Track, but it was rocky and bumpy, and the lack of airconditioning in the extreme heat (42 degrees Celsius) and dust had them thinking â€œit canâ€™t get any worse than this, can it?â€? After the obligatory lunch at the Birdsville Pub the Moke Blokes headed up to Mt Isa, and encountered their first hiccup, breaking a driveshaft on one of the vehicles. â€œAbout a quarter of the gear we carry is spare parts, including spare driveshafts, so we were back on the road within an hour, and that included
the afternoon smoko Paul insisted we had,â€? laughed Spider. Unable to find accommodation in Mt Isa they continued onto Cloncurry, Hughenden, Charters Towers, Townsville and eventually Cairns. â€œWe only planned to be in Charters Towers for five minutes to fuel up and grab a cold drink, but we ended up spending several hours in the town as so many people wanted to talk to us, and look at the cars,â€? Spider said. â€œA fellow Moke enthusiast had received a phone call alerting him to the three Mokes driving into town so he jumped in his car and tracked us down,â€? Tony said. The boys had put an alert on the www.mokesinc.org forum trying to locate spare driveshafts and were astounded at the response they had to their SOS. â€œPeople were just so generous, itâ€™s been very humbling,â€? Tony said. â€œWe picked up the spares from all sorts of places, and people refused to accept payment for them. Thereâ€™s so many good people out there who just love seeing this sort of stuff.â€? Having spent the best part of a week driving through the outback the boys were delighted to finally see the ocean when they pulled into Cardwell. â€œI just had to pull over,â€? Paul said. â€œThe sea was so inviting, and after the dry and dusty conditions weâ€™d been experiencing, it was an unplanned but beautiful stop.â€? Stopping in Cairns for three nights the boys hooked up with another Moke guru, Darren from Cairns British Auto Repairs, who went out of his way to sort out a few of the mechanical problems the cars had developed. â€œDespite the fact it was Sunday Darren welcomed us into his home, where he has a full workshop set up, and gave up most of his day to help us. It was just fantastic,â€? Paul said. â€œI had an engine problem which required part of the engine to be taken apart and Darren ended up having to make a custom tool to do the job.â€? With cars repaired the boys headed up to Cooktown via the Bloomfield Road, encountering their first creek crossings. UU continued page 5
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â€œIt was just spectacular and would have to be one of my favourite parts of the trip,â€? Paul said. From Cooktown the next stop was Hann River â€“ an unscheduled stop as Paul broke part of his suspension in â€œa dust hole that had itâ€™s own postcodeâ€? - but were back on the road within an hour again. Although the drive from Hann River to Archer River was hot and dusty the Mokes handled the road well, cruising between 80 and 100 kilometres an hour most of the time. Once the Mokes met the corrugations on the PDR they realised the roads could indeed get worse than the Birdsville Track. â€œIt was better to drive in the â€˜guttersâ€™ than be shaken to death on the actual road,â€? Paul said. Just before arriving at their next camp spot, Eliot Falls, Tonyâ€™s Moke (affectionately known as â€˜Gulliverâ€™) broke a shocky mount as the Mokes tackled the Telegraph Track. â€œIt was nothing major, just inconvenient,â€? Tony said. â€œThe cars are so simple, they are easy to repair.â€? Spider described Eliot and Fruit Bat Falls as an oasis, and after a well deserved swim and a good nightâ€™s sleep the boys took their time driving to the Jardine River ferry crossing, saying the last seven kilometres before the ferry were the most bone-jarring they had expierienced so far. â€œI bought a winch in case we needed it for creek crossings, but we decided the ferry was a better option,â€? Spider said. â€œOnce we crossed over the Jardine it was almost like entering another
countryâ€? Paul reflected. â€œAnd it was spectacular.â€? Making the Loyalty Beach Camp Ground and Fishing Lodge their base camp the boys spent the next five days exploring â€˜the top endâ€™, including making the journey to the most northern part of Australia. On the way back from the tip Paulâ€™s Moke suffered a broken shock mount, forcing a weekend-stay at Loyalty Beach until it could be repaired by Mark at Top End Motors in Seisia. â€œThatâ€™s when it started raining,â€? Paul said. â€œBeing from South Australia I saw more rain fall in one day than I would in a whole year!â€? â€œDuring the rain I woke up in three inches of water and everything we possessed was wet, so we decided we would pack up and move to a motel. â€œDebbie Francis wouldnâ€™t hear of it and insisted we stay in the â€˜dongasâ€™ which was just brilliant.â€? While at Loyalty Beach Paul and Spider drove to Robinson Creek to go fishing and managed to bog the car. â€œIt only stopped us for an hour as we dug the car out with our hands, and using old conveyor belt I keep in the car for traction under the wheels we were able to carry on,â€? Spider laughed. After spending a couple of nights at the Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Grounds in the relative luxury of a beachfront villa Spider, Paul and Tony were back in their Mokes and headed to Tamworth for the â€˜Moke Round-upâ€™ (organised by Newie) where around 50 Mokes, accompanied by support vehicles, will meet for their bi-annual gathering, and Iâ€™m quite sure the three of them will be regaling their fellow enthusiasts with stories from their â€œtrip of a lifetimeâ€?.
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MORE than 200 people gathered at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal on Friday, October 19 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sea Swift, Australiaâ€™s largest privately owned shipping company. Torres Strait musical legend Seaman Dan was on hand to provide the entertainment alongside another worldclass entertainer in Daryl Braithwaite. Long-service awards were handed out to Sea Swift staff, and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, National Party leader Senator Barnaby Joyce, and other key politicians and business operators from across Far North Queensland, also attended the event. There was also an extra celebration on the night as Sea Swift chief executive officer Fred White announced that CHAMP Ventures had acquired a majority share in the company.
Guests at the Sea Swift 25th anniversary celebrations enjoyed entertainment by Seaman Dan and Daryl Braithwaite.
â€œThe Sea Swift of today is a far cry from the company that was established to provide mothershipping services for prawn trawlers in the Gulf of Carpentaria all those years ago,â€? said Mr White. â€œ To d a y S e a S w i f t i s a dynamic and innovative shipping company employing over 300 people from Gladstone to the Torres Strait. â€œOur fleet has 25 vessels
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and it is growing all the time. In fact the green of the Sea Swift fleet will soon be seen further afield, on new vessels and in new ports. â€œOne thing is clear though, we will never forget where we have come from. â€œOur commitment to the communities we service, the companies we work with and the people we are proud to employ is unfaltering.
â€œOur 25th anniversary celebration was a great way to acknowledge the people and communities which have made us who we are today. â€œWe couldnâ€™t have done it without them all, so to them I say a huge thank you.â€? A special commemorative 25th anniversary book has also been produced, written by best-selling author Andrew Griffiths.
Free mine tours for yearâ€™s final quarterly community forum
Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa and BirdLife International invite you and your family to participate in our annual Bird Watch event Come along for a guided tour, a free BBQ and help count Weipaâ€™s bird species When: Where: Time:
Saturday, 24 November Lake Patricia & surrounding area Meeting at the Lakes BBQ area 6:00am, for the tour beginning at 6:30am
Please bring: A hat, sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, binoculars (if you have them), a pen and a sense of adventure
For more information please contact Tim Ryan on 4069 8991 or Ursula Dauth on 4069 8374.
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Free mine tours for residents at the final quarterly community forum will provide an inside glimpse into the Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa mining operations.
RIO Tinto Alcan Weipa will run free mine tours as part of their final quarterly community forum for 2012. Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager of operations Jo-Anne Scarini said that the tours were extremely well received by the community as a part of the last forum for 2011. â€œAt the end of last year we received some really positive feedback about seeing an inside glimpse into our operation, so we will run the tours again this year,â€? Ms Scarini said. â€œThe tours are a great way for residents and their families to learn more about the mining process and see some of the equipment we use up close.â€? The upcoming community forum will be held on Saturday, November 17 at the Western Cape Cultural Centre, located in Evans Landing, from 9.30am. The mine tour will take residents
onto the mining lease where they will travel along side haul trucks, see the beneficiation process and learn about the final process stages from the train to the ship loader. â€œThe tour will finish back at the Western Cape Cultural Centre for a barbecue lunch and we will provide an update on the operation for the year,â€? Ms Scarini said. â€œAs always, we will ensure there is an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback or ask questions on any other aspects of our business, such as production, environmental programmes, and employment opportunities.â€? There are limited spaces on the tour so residents will need to register their attendance by phoning the freecall Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa community hotline 1800 707 633 or email RTAweipafeedback@riotinto.com. Please note that to book onto the tour participants must be a minimum of five years of age.
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reminder to always seek the appropriate permissions before travelling. “The mining lease area is vast at approximately 175 kilometres in length and 30 kilometres in width. We routinely have employees and contractors undertaking cultural heritage and environmental survey works in very remote parts of the lease. “If going on the mine lease, always assume that people can be working in any part of the lease at any time, including in areas that may look unoccupied.” If you would like access to the Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa mine lease, ensure you have the correct permission to do so and do not engage in any unauthorised activities, such as shooting. To obtain these permissions, phone the freecall Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa community hotline 1800 707 633 or come in and see RTAW at the Community Relations building (located behind Weipa Bowls Club).
CONCERNS have been raised in recent months over an increasing number of people accessing remote parts of the mining lease without the required authorisation. Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa Health, Safety and Environment manager Holly Wallace said employees and contractors have heard gun shots and/or have come across individuals with fire arms in the broader lease area. “We have had incidents where personnel have been forced to cease work and leave the area when they heard gun shots,” Ms Wallace said. “There have also been occasions where personnel operating heavy equipment have come across individuals camping or hunting. When they have spoken to the individuals, they were surprised that anyone would be working at such a remote location.” Ms Wallace said these sorts of incidents are a timely
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Work Start participants prepare for graduation THE participants of the Indigenous PathWays Solutions Work Start are preparing for their graduation. In the past six weeks the participants have been very busy increasing their skills and opening up opportunities to bring their goals of entering into a traineeship with Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa closer. Participants have studied workplace practices and will receive a Certificate I and II at the end of their eight-week program.
They have focused on health safety and environment, communication skills and team building activities to name a few. The participants were also very lucky to work at the mine for a full shift which gave a great insight into the role. This week they will stage an event to introduce themselves to the management team of Rio Tinto and to other local business owners to show how they have increased their employability skills.
Meet the IPS Work Start Team KEVIN MAIRU I was born in Cairns, and have lived in Napranum for most of my life. I have three brothers and two sisters and I have a family of my own. I love going ﬁshing, hunting, camping,
chilling out with my friends and spending quality time with my family. I would like to get a Traineeship with Rio Tinto Alcan as a Light Vehicle Mechanic and heading on to getting a full time position!
I‛m 26 years of age and I have lived in Napranum all my life. I went to school at the Western Cape College years 10, 11 and 12. After leaving school I started a Traineeship at the Napranum Community Council Inc. I then
went onto groundskeeping at the local farm as a labourer. I ﬁnd the IPS program a great opportunity for me to expand my skills and abilities to gain employment in other ﬁelds of work. I love doing art, going camping, fishing, spending time with my family and playing touch football. I love to challenge myself and doing new things. My goals are to be a great role model for my two daughters, my family and friends, have ﬁnancial security and a full time job. I hope to get a Traineeship with Rio Tinto Alcan to fulﬁl my personal and professional goals!
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A BBQ lunch will also be provided. There are limited spaces on the tour, so please register your attendance by phoning 1800 707 633 or emailing RTAweipafeedback@riotinto.com
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FULL bans and hunting quotas are among some of the measures supported by a taskforce of Cape York community leaders aiming to protect and sustain turtle and dugong numbers in the Far North. The Cape York Turtle and Dugong Taskforce, a group comprised of elected community members and traditional Cape York custodians, held its inaugural meeting in Cairns on October 26. During the meeting the group discussed their commitment to the sustainable management of turtle and dugongs according to traditional indigenous lore. The taskforce outlined the systems they would endorse to sustain the animals, which included implementing permit systems, temporary hunting closures (when dugong are most vulnerable), full bans and traditional hunting quotas. Members of the Yuku Baja Muliku, Lama Lama, Apudthama, Kuku Yaâ€™u Kaanthanampun and Wuthathi communities of Far North Queensland said they would work alongside government agencies such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Department of Environment and Heritage to achieve such commitments. The areas covered by the taskforce
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will stretch from Cooktown to Princess Charlotte Bay, Lockhart River and Shelbourne Bay, Raine Island and across the northern section of Cape York. Taskforce member Roger Williams, from Injinoo, said the group aimed to try and cut down numbers of the dugong and turtle being caught. â€œWe will try and start to share the catch so if you feed the next fella he wonâ€™t have to go for another one, try that and if it doesnâ€™t work then we can close it down. â€œWe want to work with the government to try and make it good, and also with our own people,â€? said Mr Williams. Taskforce member from Coen, Jenny Creek, said it was imperative to protect turtle and dugongs so they can remain there for future generations. â€œI donâ€™t want my great grandchildren to say to me â€˜what does this turtle and dugong look like that you are talking about.â€™ We donâ€™t want to see that happen,â€? said Ms Creek. The taskforce also aims to address impacts on turtle and dugong populations from seagrass die off, commercial boat strikes, feral pig predation and erosion. This process has been funded and supported by the Federal Government and implemented through Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation.
â€œYOU are not fully dressed until you wear a smileâ€? is what Mahatma Gandhi said and it is a quote I take to heart. How good would it be to see some beautiful smiles returned to us all the time? What can we do to keep our smile and teeth healthy? Yo u â€™ v e g u e s s e d i t ; regular two to three-minute brushing two to three times a day, along with ďŹ‚ossing may be the secret. When you brush, make sure that you are reaching the back teeth as well as most of us have our front teeth nice and brushed and healthy and forget to get into the back of the mouth and corners, as this is where bacteria is more likely to grow. The humble toothbrush can prevent a lot of pain and money, so its ALWAYS a good idea to use it. Make sure you donâ€™t bleach the teeth with harsh chemicals and you reduce sugary drinks and foods in your diet. Harsh drinks like cola and even diet cola are very acidic and can cause damage to your teeth. Juices, wine and other sodas are as well. Never have acidic foods or drinks just after or just
before you brush your teeth, that will allow the acidity to go and â€œeat upâ€? your teeth. I asked my dentist Shane Hearps, â€œif you had one suggestion for the people of Weipa, in regards to oral health, what would it be?â€? He suggested bringing forward the topic of the linkage between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease which can lead to heart attacks and/or strokes, as he ďŹ nds it one of the major health problems in regards to his profession as a dentist in Weipa. â€œThe issue is not so much the actual physical damage caused by the periodontal disease; it is the enzymes and toxins released by a couple of speciďŹ c bacteria associated with advanced periodontal disease,â€? Shane said. â€œThere is also a strong link between these bugs and pregnancy problems, for example low birth weight, premature birth and foetal death as well.â€? After doing some research it seems to me a bit hard to know which one comes ďŹ rst, however scientiďŹ c research has found that â€œpeople with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease (also called
heart disease)â€?. Âš Well if that is not a good reason to grab your toothbrush straight away and make sure you get rid of those nasty bacteria I donâ€™t know what is! Here are some tips to beat both cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease at the same time: â€˘ Brush your teeth two to three times a day and make sure you get in the corners which are less visible and harder to reach â€˘ Floss â€˘ Change your toothbrush regularly, every six weeks â€˘ Stop smoking: Smoking plays a significant role in bacteria build up that lead to gingivitis. Â˛ â€˘ Reduce alcohol consumption â€˘ Avoid drinks and foods high in sugar and acid (they generally go hand in hand) â€˘ Go for regular check-ups at your dentist (once a year) even if you are not experiencing problems â€˘ Control diabetes which goes hand-in-hand with gum disease â€˘ Eat a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins and minerals from fresh vegetables and fruit. With these easy tips it will be a joy to keep smiling. 1.http://www.umm.edu/ patiented/articles/how_can_periodontal_disease_be_prevented_000024_6.htm#ixzz29QRSY9lA 2.http://www.webmd.com/ heart-disease/features/periodontal-disease-heart-healthÂ
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ANOTHER month has quickly passed and, because of this, I find it both exciting and somewhat startling that I am writing the third column of â€˜Chamber Chatterâ€™ on behalf of the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce. As a community group we are already discussing options and ideas for our next meeting, which will include guest speakers and Christmas celebrations for our members in appreciation of their participation and contribution to the Chamber throughout the past year. A general meeting as well as the annual general meeting was held on October 17, 2012. Members were informed and enlightened after a presentation from Cape Alumina representative Neville Conway, (general manager, external affairs) and Colleen Fish (manager). This same presentation focused largely on areas of progress and development in the Cape and of Cape Aluminaâ€™s involvement and support with this. The general meeting moved on
Chamber Chatter with Yvette Carter WCCC Administration & Project Officer to hear from several prominent entities throughout the evening with a number of pertinent issues being raised by the members in attendance. From the general meeting the president of the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce, Vance Wallin, guided the meeting into and onto the AGM. Through nominations and acceptances the following positions are now in place for the next year: president - Vance Wallin, vice president - Geoff Bryant, treasurer - Jay Murray, secretary - Michele Elms. The Western Cape Chamber of Commerce is now ready to support and assist business houses in and around the Cape for another year. As part of the Chamber â€™s ongoing service to local and surrounding area businesses within the Cape the Chamber has encouraged and supported the emergence and engagement of a tourism sub-committee known as â€™ Western Cape Tourismâ€™. This same committee met on Friday, October 26 2012 and
discussed related topics, possible options and explored ideas to connect and support business houses with the financial, environmental and social aspects connected to tourism. Several advantageous opportunities and ideas were addressed with a view to supporting current businesses in the Cape. The next of these meetings is to be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at noon at the Albatross Bay Resort for any interested Western Cape Chamber of Commerce members. This is an ongoing and open invitation to members. Should any potential members require information about becoming a member contact Yvette 0429 062 449. Until the next â€˜Chamber Chatterâ€™ is penned, take care readers and remember, the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce is here to support its members, welcome new members and encourage prosperous and healthy relationships with all members of the Cape community.
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Red Hatters (over and under 50’s by a tad or two or maybe a few). Meet - Weipa Bowls Club 7.30pm phone Queenie 4069 9866 for more information.
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WEIPA Volunteer Marine Rescue held a successful monster raffle last Friday night at the Weipa Bowls Club. Local VMR members have been busily selling tickets in the raffle which boasted a $10,000 cash first prize, with only 200 tickets available at $100 a ticket. All 200 tickets were sold prior to Friday night’s draw and the lucky first prize winner was Dick Foster. Second prize of $500 went to Claire Wilson and the $100 third prize was won by Peter Siegmeier. Weipa VMR skipper Crazy Pete said the money raised from the raffle would be used to complete the VMR shed currently under construction at Evans Landing.
Bomber and Nette eagerly awaited the draw.
Dick Foster the winner of the $10,000 raffle being presented his cheque by VMR crew Crazy Pete, Robbie, Shane and Jacinta at the Bowls Club on Friday night.
Perry and Dave caught up for a couple of drinks.
Bowls Club manager Nick who oversaw the raffle draw with Agnieszka.
Red Hatters (over and under 50’s by a tad or two or maybe a few). Meet - Weipa Bowls Club 7.30pm phone Queenie 4069 9866 for more information.
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Crazy Pete and Nick were selling raffle tickets at the shopping centre carpark on Friday.
Carol, Dale and Tracy were at the Bowls Club for the draw.
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Mates Brett, Krystle and Zoe had a great time at the draw.
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6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 3:30 Surprises 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:00 Big Brother Conﬁdential 8:30 AFP: Australian Federal Police 9:30 CSI: Miami: Rest In Pieces - The “Miami Taunter” kills again, and Horatio visits the matriarch of the suspected killer’s family. 10:30 Australian Families Of Crime: The Killer Couple - David And Catherine Birnie - David and Catherine Birnie were without doubt the most violent couple in Australia’s history - deadly predators who abducted, raped, tortured and brutally murdered four women to satisfy their perverse sexual needs. 11:30 Are You There, Chelsea? Strays 12:00 20/20 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Meteor” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 3:30 Toybox 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Brynne: My Bedazzled Life 8:00 How I Met Your Mother: The Magician’s Code - Part 2 - On Barney’s future wedding day, when his wife is ﬁnally revealed, the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted to follow his heart and go after the one that got away. 8:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 9:30 The Unbelievable Truth 10:15 Celebrity Juice 11:00 Whitney 11:30 Cougar Town 12:00 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelpia 12:30 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Two Rembrandts In The Garden 2:30 One Of The Lucky Ones 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of Greece 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 2 8:30 Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket: Meatballs 9:35 One Born Every Minute 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Scarlet Road - A Sex Worker’s Journey 12:40 Movie: “Flame And Citron” - (MAV v) The true story of two infamous World War Two resistance ﬁghters, brilliantly presented by director Ole Christian Madsen. During the Nazi occupation, Flame and Citron are assassins in the Danish resistance and target important ofﬁcials of the Third Reich. However, the game changes when the pair discover that their powerful boss may be using them to settle his own personal scores 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight
4:00 Rage 4:30 National Press Club Address 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Movie: “Stepping Out” (PG) 2:15 At The Movies: Short Cuts 2:30 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 6:00 Lost Gardens: Shelley 6:50 Miniscule: Interior Cobwebs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Miranda: The Perfect Christmas - Miranda tries - and fails - to put up with her family’s festive plans 8:30 New Tricks: The UCOS team’s feathers are rufﬂed with the arrival of Steve McAndrew, a retired detective. Brought in to help reinvestigate one of his original cases, McAndrew’s policing methods raise a few eyebrows. 9:35 Waking The Dead: Duty And Honour Part 2 10:30 Lateline 11:05 My Family: Kenzo’s Project - Kenzo has a school project about his family. Susan tells Kenzo he can ask any questions he likes, but quietly warns the family that there are some things that must never be divulged! 11:30 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 3:30 Surprises 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Classiﬁed Materials Turbulence Penny makes a surprising revelation about Leonard when on her second date. 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Monopolar Expedition - Leonard and Penny reconsider their feelings for one another. When Leonard and his friends decide to spend the summer working, at the North Pole. 8:30 TBA 10:30 TBA 12:30 Movie: “The Driver” (PG) - A man who dresses like an Ivy Leaguer is known for his ability to drive a getaway car in a hold-up. A cop, obsessed with the idea of catching him, sets up a bank robbery with the help of some crooks. 2:30 The Baron 3:30 Danoz 4:30 Good Morning America
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Meteor” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 3:30 Toybox 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Lisa agrees to stay with the Walkers Sasha reveals she may be pregnant. Roo and Harvey work on their issues surrounding the wedding 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 TBA 11:00 Movie: “Valkyrie” (M) - A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal ofﬁcer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will ﬁnd a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realising that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. 1:30 House Calls To The Rescue 2:30 Room For Improvement 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today
5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lovers Guide To Australia 1:30 About Men: Coming Of Age 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Remembering The Gulag 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Gower To Anglesey 8:30 England’s Early Queens: Jane, Mary and Elizabeth - In the ﬁnal episode, Castor looks at how the Tudor queens Jane, Mary and Elizabeth struggled with a crown made for a male head. 9:35 As It Happened: Wellington Bomber 10.40 World News Australia 11:15 Movie: “The Bridesmaid” (M s,a) - Adapted from a Ruth Rendell novel, The Bridesmaid is a dark and sinister psychological thriller. A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister’s bridesmaid. He soon ﬁnds out how disturbed she really is 1:10 Kurt Wallander: The Overdose (M d,v,a) - While trying to solve a missing-person case, the team stumbles across a far more sinister child-prostitution racket. Meanwhile, Kurt is tested for prostate cancer. In Swedish. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight
4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer: Rob Hirst & Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil (PG)11:30 7.30 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Eggheads 1:30 Movie: “Hatari” (PG) 4:00 Basketball: WNBL 5:00 Football: W League 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin - Louisa is disturbed at the growing intimacy between Martin and his old ﬂame, Dr Edith Montgomery and she resents Martin’s ‘old fashioned’ objection to her getting her school headmistress job back. 8:20 Kingdom - A local research facility creates a complicated case for Peter and his team. A group of nuns are forced to leave their beloved convent. Beatrice is running a sex line from the ofﬁce. 9:05 Sinbad - Sinbad and friends try to gain access to a labyrinth containing a stone that reveals the future. 9:55 Silent Witness: Intent Part 1 10:45 TBA 11:15 Rage Guest Programmer: Rob Hirst & Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil 4:00 Rage
6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 The Wildlife Man Featuring: David Ireland 12:00 Ben 10 12:30 Green Lantern 1:00 Dogstar 1:30 Flea Bitten 2:00 Wakkaville 2:30 Lockie Leonard 3:00 Stormworld 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 The Middle 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 Nine News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:40 TBA 9:40 TBA 12:00 Movie: “The Swarm” (M) - A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people. 2:05 Movie: “Mutiny On The Buses” (PG) - When Stan transfers to a better paid job driving a special tours bus, his ﬁrst run to a Safari Park turns into a disaster when the bus is invaded by animals, jeopardizing his career, his engagement to Suzy and his friendship with Jack. 3:50 Nine Presents: Timomatic 4:00 Danoz Direct 5:30 Wesley Impact
6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 8:15 TBA 11:30 Movie: “Red Dragon” (AV)- Ex-FBI agent Will Graham is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in a mysterious case. But he soon realises that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to ﬁnd a way to get inside the killer’s mind. 1:35 Special: Dreamtime, Eyre And Lightning - In this fascinating special, Scott Lambert visits ‘Corner Country’ where Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia meet. 2:35 House Calls To The Rescue 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Beyond Tomorrow
5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Semele 2:05 The 3:40 The Chopin Etudes 3:50 Hidden History 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: The House Of Ghosts 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 James May’s Toy Stories: Meccano 8:30 Blackout 9:30 Boardwalk Empire: Paris Green - Van Alden’s grasp on sanity becomes increasingly tenuous, and he begins to suspect Sebso is lying about Billy Winslow’s death - so he decides to test his colleague’s integrity. 10:35 Movie: “25 Carat” (MA s,v) - Abel is a boxer turned debt collector who is struggling to provide for his young son. When he falls in love with beautiful car thief Kay, the couple plan for a new crime-free beginning. To fund their new law-abiding life, however, they conspire for one last big score. In Spanish. 12:10 Movie: “Arsene Lupin” (M a,v)- Follows the adventures of Arsène Lupin, an aristocratic Belle Époque gentleman robber who preys on the rich and is kind to the poor. Fate teams him up with the beautiful and mysterious Countess of Cagliostro who is involved in a devious plot to recover the treasure of the kings of France. In French. 2:25 Drawn Together 3:25 Weatherwatch Overnight
4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Paciﬁc Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Windsor Castle 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Travel Oz 2:00 Sinbad 2:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 3:00 The Australiahn Ballet 50th Gala 5:00 An African Journey With Jonathan Dibley 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: Divine Women - Part 3 7:00 ABC News 7:30 David Attenborough: Kingdom of Plants: Survival 8:20 The Making Of The Kingdom Of Plants 8:30 Dangerous Remedy 10:15 The Slap: Connie - When Hector tells Connie that he regrets their affair, she tells Richie that Hector raped her. After ﬁnding a new love interest she is oblivious to the trouble her lie has created. 11:15 Andrew Olle Lecture: Mark Colvin 12:10 Movie: “All That Jazz” (M l,s,a) - The story of a gifted choreographer whose compulsions, both professionally and personally, lead to his destruction. 2:10 Movie: “Second Chorus” (G) - Showcasing the talents of Fred Astaire, two college musicians battle the odds to rise to the top of their profession and then for the favours of Paulette Goddard. 3:35 Rage
6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Fish Hooks 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show Weekend 11:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 11:30 Outsourced 12:00 The 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival 1:00 Movie: “Anne Of Green Gables - The Continuing Story” 3:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 The Great Outdoors 5:30 Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Border Security 8:00 Airways 8:30 Bones: The Tiger In The Tale 9:30 Killing Time - Fraser’s infamy following the Walsh Street trial attracts high proﬁle clients including businessman, Alan Bond. Fraser relocates to Perth. When his reliance on cocaine and alcohol escalates, his life begins to unravel. 11:30 Strike Back - Burned by the duplicity of Major Donoghue, Scott and Stonebridge ﬁnd themselves held captive with the four EU hostages in the wilderness of Kosovo. 12:30 Special: France: Soaring With The Senses 1:30 Room For Improvement 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 11:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Power Surge 3:30 Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giraffe 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Sand Thieves 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Battle Castle: Malaga 8.30 Finding Life Beyond Earth: Are We Alone? 9.30 By The People: The Election Of Barack Obama 11:35 Movie: “Journey From The Fall” (M a,v) - Inspired by the true stories of Vietnamese refugees who ﬂed their country after the fall of Saigon, and those who were forced to stay behind. 1975 marked the end of Vietnam’s civil war and the start of a mass exodus of refugees. In Vietnamese 1:20 Movie: “Keane”(M a,s) - A mentally ill man wanders around Port Authority bus terminal in New York asking strangers if they have seen his missing six-year-old daughter. But is the loss real or imaginary? And is his interest in helping young girls innocent and of a fatherly nature, or is it due to a darker, scarier motive. British actor Damian Lewis gives a brilliant performance opposite rising young star Abigail Breslin. 3:40 Weatherwatch Overnight
4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Art Nation 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Egypt Unwrapped 1:30 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Auction Room 2:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking 6:00 Restoration Man: Church 6:50 Miniscule: Bananas 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A: A lively interactive discussion hosted by Tony Jones. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The Kennedys 12:20 Movie: “Richard III” (G) - It is the end of the 15th century and soon after Edward VI has been crowned King, his brother Richard starts plotting to obtain the throne. 2:35 Movie: “Dangerous Corner” (PG) - A detective must ﬁnd missing bonds and evidence to prove his suspect, who committed suicide, is actually guilty. 3:40 Rage
6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Australian Fishing Championships 11:30 Danoz Direct 12:30 Cybershack 1:00 Kitchen Whiz 1:30 Lockie Leonard 2:00 Roller Derby X-Treme 2:30 The Middle 3:00 House Husbands 4:00 Getaways European Tour 4:30 TBA 5:00 National News 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 Big Brother 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 House Husbands 9:30 The Mentalist: War Of The Roses - A murderer Jane helped expose gets a furlough to help the CBI solve a charity worker’s homicide. Meanwhile, Rigsby prepares for fatherhood. 10:30 Person Of Interest: Matsya Nyaya - The Machine’s latest number places Reese undercover with an armoured truck crew, a case that brings back memories of his last CIA mission and painful decisions he was forced to make. 11:30 Southland: Underwater 12:20 What Would You Do? 1:05 Spyforce 2:05 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 2:35 Danoz 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 3:30 Surprises 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 The Mentalist: Red Dawn - A ﬂashback to when Jane ﬁrst met Lisbon and the CBI team. 9:30 Person Of Interest: Bury The Lede - Reese is tasked with protecting a reporter, but he must do so on the sly so she doesn’t start investigating him. 10:30 CSI: NY: Get Me Out Of Here! - A fraternity pledge master is found dead in an open grave, and the team soon suspects that one of his pledges may be buried alive in another cemetery in New York City. 11:30 Nikita: Falling Ash 12:30 The Avengers 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Return” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Toybox 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Tensions are high at the Braxton household with the arrival of Kyle. Sasha tells Casey she thinks she is pregnant. 7:30 The X Factor 8:45 Scandal: Enemy Of The State - After the Amanda Tanner case takes a shocking turn, one-time friends Olivia and Cyrus take heated, opposing viewpoints, and Cyrus tries to help in investigating the personal lives of Olivia and her associates. 9:45 The Amazing Race 10:45 Up All Night 11:15 Suits: High Noon - After weeks of waiting, the votes are cast and the moment of truth is ﬁnally at hand: Daniel Hardman is once again managing partner of Pearson Hardman. 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 10 Years Younger 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Keys To The House” (PG) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Greece 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Barack Obama Special - President Obama challenges Adam and Jamie to revisit the Archimedes Death Ray myth. This myth suggests that up to 500 people with mirrors can focus the sun’s light enough to set a wooden ship ablaze 8:30 Derren Brown: The System 9:30 This is England ‘86 - With Shaun ﬁrmly back with his old gang, life appears good, but trouble is brewing among his friends. With Milky and Woody competing for her affections, Lol returns home to ﬁnd her father has resurfaced. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Living Black 1:35 Pizza World Record 2:05 Wilfred 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight
4:05 Movie: “Rembrandt” (PG) 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 The Prime Ministers’ National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Long Story Short 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking 6:00 Time Team 6:50 Miniscule 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent Presents: The US Presidential Race 9:00 TBA 10:00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: November - Jennifer Byrne and team are joined by artist Ben Quilty and author Monica McInerney to discuss Chloe Hooper’s new thriller The Engagement and John Wyndham’s classic work of scienceﬁction The Chrysalids. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Movie: “The Last Detail” (M s) 2:15 Basketball: WNBL 3:10 Rage
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 3:30 Surprises 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Infestation Hypothesis 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Extraction Obliteration - A disagreement over a game of Words With Friends endangers Sheldon’s relationship with his science idol Stephen Hawking, while Penny secretly takes a course at a local college. 9:00 2 Broke Girls: And the Candy Manwich 9:30 Two And A Half Men: Ferrets, Attack! 10:00 Mike And Molly: Mike Cheats 10:30 Survivor: Phillipines 11:30 Weeds 12:00 Harry’s Law 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 3:30 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 The X Factor 8:45 Winners & Losers: The Whole Truth - “ As Matt and Bec embark on their search for a block of land on which to build their dream home, Bec discovers money is missing from her bank account, and she’s devastated when it comes to light who is behind it. 9:45 Grey’s Anatomy: Beautiful Doom 10:45 Smash: Tech - ‘Bombshell’ moves to Boston. Ivy faces trouble as Derek ﬁnds himself drawn even closer to Rebecca, while Karen reaches a turning point, and is torn when she must choose between Dev and the show. 11:40 I Just Want My Pants Back 12:10 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Celtic Thunder: Take Me Home 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of Greece 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 56 Up 8:30 Insight: Getting Away with Murder - Insight looks at whether the defence of ‘provocation’ is being abused in Australian courts, or whether it is a vital defence for battered spouses. 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Nobody Knows” (M a) - A harrowing, yet gentle observation of young innocence and courage. Four children are sheltered from the outside world when their neglectful mother hides them in a small Tokyo apartment - then leaves. 1:35 Mad Men: The New Girl - Joan ﬁnds Don the perfect secretary, and Don ﬁnds himself in the middle of issues between TV comedian Jimmy and his wife Bobbie. 2:30 Mad Men: Maidenform - Don and Duck try to bury the hatchet, and Peggy attempts to join in on the execs’ after-hours meetings. Also, Duck receives a family visit at the ofﬁce. 3:25 Weatherwatch Overnight
4:10 Movie: “HG Wells’ The Man Who Could Work Miracles” 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programmes 11:00 Andrew Olle Media Lecture: Mark Colvin 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking 6:00 The Restaurant Inspector 6:45 Dream Build: Hill House 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Endings 8:30 A Moody Christmas: Operation Sex Via The Homeless 9:00 The Chaser: Hamster Wheel 9:30 Red Dwarf: Rimmer receives an SOS distress call from a doomed ship commanded by his all-conquering brother, Howard. But Rimmer can’t bring himself to save Howard until he’s on an equal footing career-wise. 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Very Small Business: Human Resources 12:05 Movie: “Cape Fear” (M v) 1:45 Football: W-League 2:45 Rage
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 3:30 Surprises 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 9:00 Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 10:30 Embarrassing Bodies - Dr Christian takes to the stressed-out city of London where nervous rashes and embarrassing ailments are plentiful. The doctors discover just how much stress is connected to sexual impotence with a new nationwide poll of thousands of people. 11:00 Who Do You Think You Are? Helen Hunt 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Breaking The Surface” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Toybox 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away - Jamie acts out after Leah ends things with him and he trashes the diner. Liam tries to ﬁnd evidence against Jamie. Meanwhile, Romeo and Indi discuss starting a family. 7:30 Highway Patrol 8:00 Surveillance Oz 8:30 Criminal Minds: Run - In tonight’s thrilling season-ﬁnale, the BAU team continues to pursue the bank-robbing serial killers. The team determines that the suspects have a bigger target in the nation’s capital and with one of the team still a hostage they must work quickly to diffuse an explosive situation. 9:30 World’s Wildest Police Videos 10:30 Air Crash Investigations 11:30 Parks And Recreation 12:00 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 10 Years Younger 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 World News 12:00 World News Australia Special: U.S Election: The Presidential Result 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of Greece 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Meet My Wild Friends 8:30 Living with the Amish - In the ﬁnal episode, the teenagers stay with some Amish rebels who are deciding whether or not to leave the Schwartzentruber church - the strictest and most secretive of all Amish groups. 9:30 Cutting Edge: Al-Qaeda Conﬁdential - This documentary provides a powerful account of the events which led to 9/11. It reveals how Osama Bin Laden ran his terrorist group and sheds light on the consequences of his assassination earlier this year by American Special Forces. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “The Strength of Water” (MA v) - Soon after a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated town on the rugged coast of New Zealand, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody are forced apart by a tragic accident. Kimi must ﬁnd the strength to let go of what he loves the most. 12:50 Iron Chef: Sea Urchin 1:40 Iron Chef: Pike Eel 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight
4:15 Movie: “The Challenge”(G) 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Being Italian 10:30 BTN 11:00 Ancient Megastructures 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The World’s Worst Disasters 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Secrets Of Shangri-La: Quest For Sacred Caves 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 6:00 Greatest Cities Of The World With Griff Rhys Jones: Paris 6:50 Miniscule 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Redfern Now: Family - Grace and Wesley and their family are off on the holiday of a lifetime and the taxi is waiting. Then Grace gets a call from the young son of her mentally ill sister. 9:30 QI: Dogs 10:00 Summer Heights High 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:25 TBA 12:25 The Clinic 1:15 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:15 Songs Of Praise: Meet The Musicians 2:40 Rage
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Plumber / Gas Fitter experience and be able to run a small team of Trade Assistants. Previous experience working in an Indigenous community would be an advantage.
Painter The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council is seeking to employ a Painter with a minimum of 7 years experience. ! ! " #$ % experience working in an Indigenous community would be an advantage.
Help create a safe future for Indigenous kids Are you passionate about helping to keep Indigenous kids safe and maintaining their connection to family, culture and country? Join our team and work with us to help keep kids in community. ACT for Kidsâ€™ innovative SafeKIDS Program, in partnership with traditional owners groups, has established safe houses within Indigenous communities in West Cape York and as far south as Doomadgee.
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Cape York hit by rugby league blitz ALMOST 1000 young rugby league players from Cape York Peninsula have enjoyed spending some time with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ development team during a week-long stay in the north. North Queensland Toyota Cowboys game development manager Ryan Mahoney and Cowboys under-20 squad members Brady Williams and Thomas Ketchell, joined up with Cairns-based QRL development officer Cameron Miller, Weipa-based ARL/QRL development officer Karl
Adams and Northern Pride’s Chey Bird and Josh Sailor to visit a range of towns and communities on the Cape. The highlight of the trip, funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation, was a two-day camp, including coaching clinics and matches, held last Thursday and Friday in Weipa to select the under-11 Weipa development squad. The tour group started off at Laura State School and also visited schools and communities in Coen, Lockhart River, Arukun and Mapoon before
arriving in Weipa to attend the Western Cape College sports presentations. “Over the course of the trip, we came into contact with hundreds of kids who love rugby league which made the week very enjoyable for all of us involved,” Mahoney said. “It reinforced to everyone in our group how popular rugby league is on the Cape and how much talent there is in the region. “We’ll definitely be back in 2013 where he hope to have even more kids be part of our visit.”
Rugby league skills, healthy lifestyle and plenty of fun in Lockhart River.
Mapoon junior rugby league players learn some valuable ball handling skills.
Looking mighty fine in their new Cowboys junior supporters T-shirts. Photo: Giembra Busmer.
League and healthy life skills in Weipa. Photo Giembra Busmer.
Passing practice. Photo: Giembra Busmer.
The two-day Weipa clinic was a hit. Photo: Giembra Busmer.
Thomas Ketchell and the kids enjoy the blitz in Aurukun.
Coach Kennedy pleased with Kowanyama team’s performance at Allblacks carnival Alf Wilson story
THE Kowanyama side which contested Queensland’s biggest Allblacks carnival in Cairns last weekend lost their three games which gave them no chance of winning. A huge 30 men’s sides contested Queensland’s biggest Allblacks carnival. First up the Cape Cluster premiers lost 24-16 to Mareeba team Western Bulls after leading easily in the first half. Then Kowanyama came up against the star-studded Kulpiyam side from Badu Island and went down 18-6. Kulpiyam included star Weipa-based forward Jimmy Baira and after the siren players from both sides posed together for a pic. Kowanyama had a side consisting of local players from the Cape York community.
Kowanyama and Kulpiyam players after their game at the Cairn Allblacks carnival which was held last weekend.
“That was a very creditable performance as Kulipyam had many of the better players at the carnival,” coach Dave Kennedy said. Best Kowanyama players on day one were Fitzroy Lawrence, Elron Lawrence, Dale Brumby, Evans Possum and Damien Greenwool. In their third game Kowanyama lost to
the reigning champions Argun Warriors which included NRL player Chris Sandow (Parramatta Eels). “We lost key forwards to a memorial side and did well against tough opposition. The young fellows will gain great experience,” Kennedy said. A side from Napranum and Mapoon
called the Kookathii Natives did very well at the carnival reaching the finals series before being eliminated by Hope Vale’s Dharrabah Bulls. Curacao Crusaders with players from Townsville and Palm Island won the grand final beating Mulga Tigers 32-10.
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Top four finals berths decided
Kyle shines at tennis tournaments DURING the September school holidays, Kyle Hunter travelled to Townsville and Cairns for the 2012 North Queensland Junior Age Tennis Championships and the 2012 Far North Queensland Age Tournament respectively. Kyle did really well in the 10 yearsand-under sections, which were run as round robins. In the singles at both tournaments he won 75 per cent of his matches and was runner-up with his partner in the boys doubles in Townsville.
Kyle is congratulated on his performance by head of the Cairns Regional Tennis Centre.
Kyle Hunter proudly displays his doubles runner-up medal following the Townsville junior championships.
Crocs seek redemption after Sri Lankan victory
THE Weipa Cricket Ground was the venue for the first of a series of 40-over games between the Weipa Crocs and Scherger Sri Lankan cricket side last Saturday. The Weipa boys are getting ready for the Gold Field Ashes to be held in January and the Scherger players appreciate a ‘real’ game of cricket with a real leather cricket ball. Weipa Town Authority chairman Peter McCulkin said it is also an important initiative of the WTA to build a solid relationship with Scherger
staff and clients on the sporting field. The Scherger side scored 165 in 40 overs, and routed the Weipa lads for 100 in less than 30 overs. “It was a case of the old bull and the young bull,” Mr McCulkin said. “They were the young bulls and they could bowl flat out on the stumps and the old bulls reflexes couldn’t adapt.” “They caught every catch and we dropped five catches, and the old adage ‘catches win matches’ certainly applied on
Saturday. In fact we also hit the stumps twice without the bails falling,” he said. The best batsmen for Weipa were Aaron Johnson and ‘Bart’, both scoring 25. The Crocs are looking forward to redemption on Saturday, November 10 with another 40-over game against the Young Bulls from Scherger. All are welcome for the 11am start, with a barbecue lunch and refreshments available.
LAST week saw the end of round two of Weipa Squash fixtures after which the four A grade teams vying for top spot are Han Solo versus Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader versus Luke Skywalker. B Grade teams contending for top position are Princess Leia versus Yoda and Jabba the Hut versus Chewbacca. A Te a m B o b a F e t t narrowly defeated Team Obi-Wan Kenobi when A2 Jeff Berry alternated victory during the five-game marathon with Tom Murray but Tom won (2-3). A3 Jarrod Stockman easily defeated Steve Lugsdin in the first two games but struggled to keep his winning status in the third game (3-0). A4 Justin Hyytinnen was on a downhill slide against Cole Dalton, beginning well in the first game, but could not keep up the pace (0-3). Team Darth Vader were the winning team when confronted by Team R2-D2 and the latter did not disgrace themselves, forcing most of the matches to five-games. A1 Dave Edward defeated Owen Witt by only two points in their marathon match (3-2). A2 Rod Bielby defeated Aaron Schleich in their pre-played match (3-2), and A4 Jay Murray lost by only a few points to Sherie Hinschen in their five-game
marathon match (2-3). A5 Jimmy Baira won the first game easily against Adam Blocksidge, however Adam forced the second to long and then could not quite power on to take the third game (3-0). A1 Luke Dorsett of Team Luke Skywalker was back with a vengeance, just in time for the finals, when he defeated Grant Foster of Team Han Solo (albeit by only two points) (3-2). A2 Ross Hyytinnen only lost by two points (seems to have been a common difference between a number of games this night) to Nick Brookes (2-3), and A3 Shane Spagnol lost in three games to Glen Egan but was on the improve in the third game (0-3). Chrisden Russ (as sub for A4 Ben Tantau) defeated Wenty Long by only three points but what an incredible match this would have been to witness as the last two games went to “long” and one went each way (3-2),. Stephen Borg (as sub for A5 Michael Cridland) proved to be a worthy adversary again Joe Buckley forcing the third game to “long” (0-3). In B grade fixtures, Team Yoda defeated Team Chewbacca beginning with B1 Otis Drum losing the first game against Tom Bellinger (sub for Stephen Borg) but then won the next three
(3-1). B2 Kerry Scales won where it counts in games against Tom Bellinger but if points mattered, Tom would have been victorious as his lowest score was seven (3-2). B4 Andrew Glen forced the first game against Ben Ghee to long and lost it, but took the second game, then slid off the radar (1-3). Kelly Creedon (sub for B5 Cicely Baira) defeated Glen Eastagauffe even though he forced the second game to long (3-0), and B6 Jess Hall won by forfeit to Yours Squashfully (yes I was guilty of not arranging for a sub - I needed sleep!). Team Jabba blitzed the matches against Team C3PO in the two matches that were played. B4 Ian Newsome won against Phil (as sub for Katie Delfs) (3-0), and B5 Kristie Moran defeated Kylie McDonnell in a sporting game (3-0). Team Leia also blitzed the competition with Team Ewoks in the two matches played on the night . B1 Chris Bienvenu defeated Randall O’Neill, even though Randall was warming up (3-0), and B3 Nicole Dearling met with stiff opposition from Bianca Borg in fact losing the first game, but powering on to take the four-game match (3-1). Yours squashfully, Ruth Harris
Ned Brown secures PGA PUMP selection
Final programmed golf event for 2012 LAST weekend was the final Carpentaria Golf Club programmed event for 2012, however we will be continuing with competitions each weekend, so please see the monthly sheet on the board at the Club for the weekend events. A Single Stableford, sponsored by Jen and Lee Grainger, was held last Saturday. There was a three-way countback, with all three players having 35 points. The winner was Peter Hill from Lee Grainger and Vesa Hyytinen. The NTPs went to Lee Grainger and Mick Fleming. Sunday’s event was a Single Stroke sponsored by the Club and the winner,
with 74 nett, was Gregg Cairns from Ash Wilkinson with a 75 nett on a countback from Kris Brooks. The NTPs went to Peter Hill and Jock Constantine. I would like to thank all the players that participated in the 2012 programmed events and to remind you that presentation night will be held on Saturday, November 17. Please put your name on the sheet by November 11 so catering can be finalised. Don’t forget the AGM is on this Saturday, November 3 at 10am. All full financial members are requested to attend. – Wendy Grainger Club Captain
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PGA PUMP selection: Duane Singleton with Ned Brown at the Carpentaria Golf Club last Sunday.
LAST weekend a large number of Carpentaria Golf Club juniors tee’ed off for the first of two championship Sundays, the next being this Sunday. There will be no results posted for two weeks and the winners of the championships will be announced at the presentation luncheon
on Sunday, November 11, after the parents versus kids match. So Mum and Dad, warm up the golfing practice so we can flog the kids. Don’t forget to get to the Club 15 minutes before tee-off. Congratulations to Ned Brown on his selection for the PGA PUMP - you will
have a great time, and pick up some great skills. Good luck to all the juniors during the championship rounds, and don’t forget your hats, water bottles, sunscreen and your lovely parents. See you on the tee. – Lisa Francisco
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WELL, another week has flown by and the wind has again restricted fishing offshore and made it mighty uncomfortable for shorebased anglers and the estuary boaters, so not many reports have come to me this week but the ones I received show promise for when the winds abate. Locally there are some good ďŹ sh coming in from the close reefs to the north and south of the entrance leads with Fingermark, Trout, Emperor and Tuskies dominating the captures, and they seem to be taking fresh baits and soft plastics. Out around the leads there are still Trevally, Cobia and the usual bottom ďŹ sh being caught on bait and lures. Trolling the leads you could expect to catch Mackerel, QueenďŹ sh and Cobia on Halco Laser Proâ€™s in the qantas and bonito colour. I havenâ€™t had any reports of BillďŹ sh captures this week, but I was talking to a prawn trawler skipper who said that when he was sorting his catch he had up to 30 SailďŹ sh feeding on the trash he was tossing overboard. Fishing in the rivers the same story is unfolding, with the wind dictating where you can ďŹ sh, and if you ďŹ nd somewhere
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and QueenďŹ sh and there are a few mud crabs on the move. At Evans Landing the usual run of QueenďŹ sh and Tarpon are taking live baits. Grunter are starting to show up here and further up the river. Up at the Seisia Fishing Comp there were 138 entries and the champion angler was Glen Martin with a bag consisting of Trout, Trevally, QueenďŹ sh and Mackerel. I will have a more comprehensive listing next week. Tackle World has a range of Twin River lures from 75mm to 135mm and would be suitable
out of the wind there are ďŹ sh to be caught. Off the rocks around the shoreline, using peeled prawns, Phil from Weipa Electrical has been getting Grunter to 4.5 kilos. Grunter will now get more prevalent as the wet approaches and can be caught by boat and shore-based anglers. The Mission River bridge has QueenďŹ sh, Grunter,Salmon and small Jewfish. Rui from Tackle World got a nice QueenďŹ sh at the Mission River bridge, and his wife landed a lovely Grunter. Red Beach has a few Trevally
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Nostalgic Allblacks carnival for Baira boys Alf Wilson story
FOR Weipa rugby league player Jimmy Baira the Cairns Allblacks carnival on the weekend was a nostalgic event. Jimmy, aged 30, and his brothers Roy, 33, and Royston, 34, lined up for Badu Island side Kulpiyam. It was the last time the brothers will ever get to play together, as former Canberra Raiders player Royston has indicated he is hanging his boots up and retiring. In their first round matches Kulpiyam beat 2011 champions Argun Warriors 22-nil, then defeated Mareeba 32-4 and Kowanyama 18-6. Argun Warriors had won the recent Murri Knockout at Ipswich and their side at Cairns included NRL player Chris Sandow (Parramatta Eels). Another Badu Island side Mulga Tigers defeated Kulpiyam 18-6 in the quarter finals. Jimmy and Royâ€™s mother Maria Baira were in Cairns for the carnival and said it was nostalgic for the brothers. â€œThe brothers have played four times together in all the years of Allblacks which goes back to when Roy was 15. Jimmy started at age 15 too,â€? Maria said. â€œThey played once for Dolphins in Townsville and once for Kulpiyam in Townsville and twice in Cairns, including this
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One more game together: Roy Baira, Jimmy Baira and Royston Baira at the Cairns Allblacks carnival, held last weekend.
weekend for Kulpiyam.â€? Maria said over the years there were more times than not the brothers played for opposite teams. â€œRoy and Jimmy were often on one team and Royston on another. Royston lives in
Mackay, Roy in Townsville and Jimmy at Weipa. Work commitments make it difficult for them to be in the same place at the same time,â€? Maria explained. â€œJimmy was able to meet Roystonâ€™s youngest son and
Royston was able to meet Jimmyâ€™s children for the first time this weekend. Due to Royston and Roy both being with the Mackay Cutters it was easier to see each other more regularly,â€? Maria said.