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Barrier Aviation grounding costly By Mark Bousen
THE Weipa Christmas lights competition was hotly contested this year with plenty of illuminated cheer decorating houses in all suburbs. Judging of the impressive displays was conducted by Weipa Town Authority staff and chairman Peter McCulkin on Thursday, December 20 and by all accounts it was a tough call. The winning Christmas lights display for 2012 was 1/6 Ayam Court (top), with 14 Colong Court (middle) taking out second place, and 26 Alstonia Drive ﬁnishing in third place. The judges made special mention of 8 Iraci Avenue (with a very impressive display in the industrial area), 28, 34 and 36 Alstonia Drive, 40 Christie Avenue, 3 and 28 Fairway Avenue, 5 Euodia Court, 34, 56 and 60 Circular Way, 4 Wenlock Court, and 5 Tarqiun Court. WTA extended their thanks to Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa for the use of their ﬁre truck to distribute sweet treats, and to Santa and his helpers on the night.
BARRIER Aviation will not survive an extended suspension of its operations by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), according to a submission to the regulatory body. The submission, dated January 1, 2013 by lawyer Derek Perkins (Queensland Lawyers), says: “Barrier’s continuing loss of income from CASA’s conduct is approximately $28,000 per day or $10 million per ﬁscal year, together with severe reputational damage. “Barrier cannot sustain its business for 95 days without income.” The submission claims the CASA’s conduct will ground the airline’s entire ﬂeet for at least 95 days which could extend to 137 days due to the vagaries of the legal system under which it operates. CASA suspended Barrier Aviation for ﬁve days on December 23, 2012 but that was extended to February 15, 2013 on the following day. In suspending the airline, CASA said in a statement on December 23: “This action has been taken because CASA believes permitting Barrier Aviation to continue to ﬂy poses a serious and imminent risk to air safety. “CASA believes Barrier Aviation has been operating aircraft with serious and known defects. continued page 3
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PRoPRIEToR of the Weipa Taxi Service, Mick Fleming found little to smile about prior to Christmas when two of his vehicles were badly damaged on the same night. On the evening of Friday, December 21, 2012 a large rock was thrown at one taxi as it was conveying passengers to the Napranum community, smashing the rear-side window. On the same night the windscreen of another taxi was punched and broken by a patron outside a Weipa licensed premise. “Fortunately, nobody was injured in either incident,” Mr Fleming said. “But the cost of repairing the damage to both vehicles is expensive, and if this sort of behaviour continues we may have to look at changing the services we offer.” Mr Fleming said he was considering earlier curfews for his taxis and limiting the areas they entered. “We are providing a service to the local communities and for our drivers and vehicles to be copping this kind of abuse is unacceptable,” he said. Both taxis have since been repaired and are back on the road.
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seeing the other bloke’s point of view, because he never had anything worth saying anyway. He was lying whenever he opened his mouth. Yes, that’s right. It’s a federal election year, and we are plunging straight back into the manure pile. The two sides are convinced that they can sling as much mud as they like at their enemies, but come out of the
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pig-sty looking sparkling clean themselves. Perhaps we’d better take a good look at the opponents before they get so covered in muck that we can’t tell one from the other. In the red corner is our current leader Julia. I can’t say I know much about her. We’ve never had the chance of a chat. She has managed to keep a bunch of rabid socialists in minority government for a couple of years, so she must be pretty smart. On the other hand, she has attracted an extraordinary amount of vitriol from the opposition, the media and disgruntled Labor factions. If she is even half as wicked as they say, she should have horns, hooves and a tail.
On the other side, the official opposition is led by Tony Ears, who is probably basking in the dream of celebrating next Christmas as Australia’s Prime Minister. Tony is a man of principle, and that principle is - anything goes if it makes me Prime Minister. His enthusiasm for the mud-pit is becoming an embarrassment to the patrician class that runs his party, and he is due to be dumped. Let me make a prediction; this year’s election fight will star Julia and a coldly polite gentleman in a suit. I am not betting on Julia. Another prediction - whichever one wins, we up north will remain as far from their hearts as ever.
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Suspension continues to cost Barrier Aviation
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from page 1 “CASA has evidence of Barrier Aviation directing pilots to ﬂy with serious and known aircraft defects, as well as not recording those defects on aircraft maintenance documentation when the defects became known. “The suspension follows an audit of Barrier Aviation which revealed a range of maintenance related deﬁciencies.” Barrier Aviation operates from bases in Gove, Horn Island in the Torres Strait, Cairns and Darwin, providing air charter services throughout northern Australia and the Torres Strait, and has a ﬂeet of more than 30 aircraft and employs more than 50 staff. Mr Perkins says in the submission: “Plainly it is open to question whether CASA can be conscientiously acting in good faith when it issues a suspension notice on December 23, makes application to the Federal Court on December 24, served at midday on Christmas Eve and, at the same time, CASA closes
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its ofﬁce for holidays, taking no further action.” “While CASA has sat on its hands for the last 10 days, the cost to Barrier has been in excess of $250,000.” The five-page submission also claims CASA made no attempt to resolve the matter by communication with Barrier. On January 2, one day after Mr Perkins’s submission, CASA asked the airline for a copy of the log books for its ﬂeet of aircraft. Mr Perkins told The Western Cape Bulletin that Barrier Aviation had been proactive in
being in regular contact with CASA’s lawyers and ofﬁcials since December 24, but nothing had been done in response until January 2. “We have been trying to work to a constructive and early resolution to the matter. “The paramount concern is to ensure air safety and to recommence the provision of services to Indigenous communities, miners and essential government services to effectively operate in remote Australia by travelling to the remote areas serviced by Barrier.”
The submission further accuses the industry regulator of several shortcomings, including: • Public misrepresentation by CASA; • A dereliction of duty; • A breach of statutory duty and common law duties; • Misleading the Federal Court; • Destruction of a reputable, responsible and safe airline; • Basis for compensation claims; • Breach of various entities; and • Reviewable mal-administration by the Commonwealth Ombudsman.
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CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) says it will need to see and approve a recovery plan before allowing Barrier Aviation to return to service. “ We w i l l n e e d to see Barrier Aviation’s recovery plan and how the airline will address CASA’s concerns, together with implementing those measures,” CASA Manager Corporate Communications Peter Gibson (right) told The Western Cape Bulletin. “We have to examine all the issues and work through them with Barrier Aviation.” The airline was
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Community ignored in QantasLink decision By Mark Bousen
TORRES Shire Mayor Pedro Stephen has echoed Weipa Town Authority chairman Peter McCulkin’s comments regarding the lack of community consultation by State Government in it’s decision to extend ﬁve QantasLink regulated route contracts. “The decision has still not addressed the community’s needs,” Mayor Stephen said. “The decision doesn’t provide an opportunity for the community to present its views.” Mayor Stephen said the decision came as a shock and is “very disappointing”. Council has been working on a submission to be presented to the Government when the current ﬁve-year tender expired in March this year. “Council was anticipating the contract to be tendered in March, 2013, and looked forward to the open-market process which assists in healthy competitors bidding for the tender. Horn Island Airport numbers have grown with the number of travellers, both locals and visitors, on the increase.” Mayor Stephen said the decision was typical of the State Government. “We were told leading up to and after the State election that the decision-making process would be the responsibilty of the community. “This sort of action demonstrates that is not happening; we were ignored.” Mayor Stephen said: “Decisions regarding the community’s perspective were to be directed to the community, but we are being regarded as an afterthought.”
Virgin Australia interested in Cairns-Weipa route
VIRGIN Australia is in discussions with the Queensland Government regarding the decision to extend five QantasLink regulated route contracts, including the CairnsWeipa route, until December, 2014. A Virgin Australia spokesperson told The Western Cape Bulletin that the airline is interested in accessing a number of intrastate routes in Queensland which are currently regulated, including Cairns-Weipa. “We believe that some of these routes are now capable of sustaining competition, and should be deregulated as soon as current contracts expire in March 2013. “Competition brought about by deregulating selected routes would bring lower fares, delivering better access for regional communities to essential services, reducing costs for businesses, particularly in the mining and resources
sector, and boosting tourism to regional areas,” the spokesperson said.. The current decision not to stick by the March, 2013 tender process has similarities to the previous tendering procedure which was brought into place from April 1, 2008. The former ﬁve-year tender expired on June 30, 2007, but was twice extended initially to December 31, 2007, and subsequently to March 31, 2008. Virgin Australia has requested the Queensland Government to reconsider its decision to extend the current contracts. “If regulation is to continue on certain routes, a transparent tender process should be undertaken to ensure that the best deal is secured for communities and Queensland, as occurs in other States,” The Virgin Australia spokesperson said.
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Missing in action I wrIte with some concern as to the well being of our member for Cook. I have heard that someone did see him sneak into town and out again, but that was some time ago. He will be surprised to hear that he is in his paid position for one reason only. To represent you and me. Just how he is planning to do this is beyond me when he never turns up, and when he does who the hell is he talking to? I voted for this ghost who walks. Not because he was the man for the
job, just because I like to shake things up a bit from time to time. It turns out I may as well voted for a fence post. His office phone is an answering machine and he does not return calls. The QantasLink contract extension is a classic example. It matters not as to the extension being a good or bad thing for the town. The point here is where was the man who is acting on our behalf in all of this? Come on Kempton. Do something. Anything. Hello…are you there Kempton… Crazy Pete
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Weipa 2013 Weipa community community update updateJanuary August 2011 Centre visits and Scherger caseload community engagement Capacity at Scherger remains at about
600. There currently about 470 Centre staffare contributed to the people accommodated at theofcentre. donation of two hampers items This follows the announcement by to the local women’s shelter in the the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, lead up to Christmas. Chris Bowen, that the Scherger operations December will continuewas until a30fairly June quiet 2012. month due to the holiday period, with no The Department of Immigration and visits of note to the centre. Citizenship (DIAC), the detention services provider Serco and health services Christmas celebrations
provideratInternational andchoice Medical Clients Scherger Health had the (IHMS) Christmas continue to effectively ofServices a traditional lunch manage the client caseload. Serco also on Christmas Day. Carol classes continues to recruit people from the area ran in the leading up tohas to meet itsweek staffing needs, which Christmas, and14were sung locals. on risen to include indigenous Christmas Day. Visit from the minister’s Games included tug-of-war against advisory group detention services provider staff, A visit from members of the Minister egg and spoon races along withfor Immigration and Citizenship’s advisory music and dancing. group, Council for Immigration Services Aand Mass service was (CISSR), staged is for Status Resolution Catholic and scheduled for Christian August 3–5.detainees They will theCatholic next community atalso theattend Weipa Church on reference group in the Weipa Christmas Eve meeting and a Christmas Town Authority rooms on August 5. cricket match also took place.
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An expression interest process of the aboveofactivities were for well accommodation in Weipa has recently attended. been finalised and those who responded During the holiday period, all the have been informed of the outcome. The usual programs and activities accommodation bookings are needed to house departmental service provider continued such as ﬁshing andstaff.
swimming. The new hotel redevelopment remains on course and additional rooms are Centre numbers expected to become available in early As at January 8, there were 499 September. people accommodated at SIDC.
The old hospital reconstruction has been Currentlywith the some vast 90 majority of completed rooms now clients are Sri Lankan. available for Serco and subcontractor staff.
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Jeffrey "Skinny" James 4th April 1943 ~ 4th January 2013
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Staff at the royal flying Doctor Service (rfDS) Base in Cairns had a busy year in 2012, according to the regional manager, far North Queensland angela Jarkiewicz. The Flying Doctor provides aeromedical retrievals 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, and transported 10,316 patients across the state between January and November this year. This included 479 primary evacuations and 474 inter-hospital transfers through its Cairns Base. The organisation also provides comprehensive primary health care services in the far north, delivering 2,871 general practice, child and family health, women’s health and mental health clinics in local communities. “In total, our medical officers and nurses had 28,417 patient consultations, as well as administering 2,554 immunisations and taking 7,462 remote consultation calls,” Ms Jarkiewicz said. “The Flying Doctor aims to provide people living in the far north with access to the health
care services that they need and deserve. We’ll continue to work with government and other service providers in the area to identify health care needs and to develop solutions to meet those needs.” Ms Jarkiewicz said one of the highlights of this year was the 40th anniversary of the Cairns Base, which was celebrated with a morning tea for donors, supporters and community representatives in July. “I thank all the donors and fundraisers in the region for their work on behalf of the Flying Doctor throughout the year. “We continue to rely on the support we receive from local businesses, community organisations, our volunteer auxiliaries and individuals,” she said. “Their efforts are truly inspiring. ”All donations go towards the purchase of aircraft and lifesaving medical equipment, and help keep the Flying Doctor flying.” Next year will be a significant one for the RFDS, as the organisation will celebrate its 85th anniversary and is currently planning several new projects.
“Don’t think of him as gone away his journey’s just begun, life holds so many facts this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched... for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.” ~ Rest in Peace, Skinny James ~
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Jack has toppled cooper after a threeyear reign as the most popular boy’s name registered for 2012 in Queensland. For girls, Ruby has once again returned as the state’s number one name after Sophie overtook her in 2011. Charlotte was pipped at the post for the second time since 2007. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said while names helped distinguish
The Minister for Natural Resources and Mines intends to appoint Old Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation as grantee of land contained within the existing Mapoon Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) shown as proposed transfer area on CNS12/059 and described as: • Lots 3 – 5 P204113; • Lots 2 & 5 P252512; • Lots 1 & 8 P252492; and • Lot 6 DP140905. The subject land is to be transferred under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991. The proposed transfer areas are shown on CNS12/059 which is available from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. The Minister proposes to appoint the grantee pursuant to section 40 of the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 to hold the subject land in trust for the benefit of Aboriginal people particularly concerned with the land, their ancestors and descendants. An Aboriginal person particularly concerned with the land may make written representations to the Minister about the proposed appointment. Written representations must be received by 5 pm on Monday 11 February 2013 and may be made to: Minister for Natural Resources and Mines C/- Jan Bradley Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Acts Branch Department of Natural Resources and Mines PO BOX 937 Cairns QLD 4870 For further information, contact Jan Bradley on 1800 067 615 during ofﬁce hours. 3 JD8
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going through over the next few months. “With these results maybe a Princess Ruby or Prince Jack could be joining the Royal Family soon.” Other names that made the 2012 top 10 list included traditional names such as Chloe, Amelia and Emily along with William, Thomas and James – a trend highlighting that generational names are often carried on through the decades.
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THe Peninsula Development Road from Lakeland to Laura is now a fully sealed, all-weather, all-season highway which will allow year-round access for all vehicle types. Work on the new bridge south of Laura was completed on November 18, 2012. Visitors to the region can now travel in 2WD cars to visit the fascinating Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre and experience an organised tour of the Aboriginal rock art galleries.
us from each other, they were also important in establishing our identity. “Naming a child is one of the most important things a parent has to do,” Mr Bleijie said. “The names we choose for our children can define them for the rest of their lives, through all the highs and lows. “It can at times be challenging to find the right name for a child – a dilemma the young royals will no doubt be
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Bravehearts: continuing to protect our children NATIONAL child protection advocate Bravehearts will continue to deliver its message of safety to the children of Cairns and Far North Queensland over the next three years, with the help of more than $550,000 from the Australian Government. More than 14,000 kids in Far North Queensland will be safer each year as the funding allows Bravehearts’ to continue to deliver the Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure program in lower primary school and child care centres across the region. Research shows that a staggering 1 in 5 children (59,000 per year) will be sexually assaulted before their eighteenth birthday. Since its inception in 2008, Bravehearts Cairns has educated 43,072 children with its vital personal safety program, covering a vast area from Cape York in the north to Rockhampton and as far west as Mt Isa. Queensland Senator Jan McLucas hailed the program as a key safety initiative for children. “All children deserve a safe, healthy and happy childhood,” Senator McLucas said. “Our government is proud to continue to support the great work of Bravehearts to deliver vital child protection education to communities, children, and parents in Cairns and Far North Queensland.” As Australia’s leading child protection advocate, Bravehearts has been welcomed into remote indigenous communities where it has presented the specially adapted ‘Ditto and Torres’ show to children. Intrepid and committed staff have set out in their trusty 4X4 supported by indigenous communities, Royal Flying Doctors Service and Cape York AFL, as well as funding from the Federal Attorney General. Bravehearts Founder and Executive Director, Hetty Johnston said it was a ‘privilege’ to bring FORESIGHT 12 - AD 2 personal safety messages to indigenous and remote communities as CATEGORY: the organisation strives to make BOBCAT HIRE
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sources of beta carotene, and even has some vitamin K and copper in it. Mangoes are full of fibre and are a great source of potassium and other minerals that are needed when you are looking to rehydrate. With a high beta carotene content, which is a precursor of Vitamin A, mangoes help to protect your eyesight, and being a high source of antioxidants they are great for cell protection. To keep you looking and feeling young and vibrant, have mangoes in smoothies, chutneys, salads as salsas or whatever you may come up with.
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Welcome back, everyone! I hope that you all had a blessed and holy Christmas and New Year, and let’s pray for each other that all will go well for each of us and our loved ones this year, as we travel on after seeking God’s will. As you may recall we were discussing Mark Ch 14 where Judas, one of the Lord’s disciples, became a traitor to the new Christian movement and in John Ch 13 vs 21-30 the Lord made it quite plain that he knew that it was Judas. “Hurry and do what you must!” the Lord told him in v 27. Judas accepted the bread, in a way saying
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that it was he all right and he had no intention of changing his mind, for he then went away from the group. (v 30). Notice that when Judas is spoken of, the gospel writers often add his last name, Iscariot, and this is because there was another Judas who was a follower of Jesus, but he was obviously faithful. (Read John Ch 14 v 22). When I ponder the first Holy Communion (Mass) started by the Lord, it shouldn’t amaze me that the Devil’s treachery was already planted in the midst of God’s people as they undertook the first most holiest celebration of our Christian beliefs.
Not that the disciples really understood what Jesus was going on about at that time. True understanding came later. And as much as we should celebrate Christmas to remind believers and teach non-believers about the true “reason for the season’, it was not his birth at Christmas that the Lord exhorted us to remember, but his sacrificial death on Good Friday. “Do this in memory of me” echoes down through the centuries as we celebrate his command each Sunday. (Luke Ch 22 v 19). The Lord loves you with a love that is too awesome to describe.
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with Adam Woodhouse
The big picture As the year 2012 drew to a close, we could reﬂect on some exhausting political debates in Australia, Europe and the US. However, many stock markets ﬁnished the year well above where they started. If we include dividends, our market rose by about 20% in one year! Those sitting in cash saw their yields slashed as the RBA cut rates time after time to a low of 3% - the same as the emergency low setting during the GFC. The so-called ﬁscal cliff debate in the US caused some increases in concern during the last few days of 2012 but, in comparison to other political squabbles, markets were largely taking it on the chin. While it might take a few days, or even weeks, to sort out the solution to the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, whatever is agreed upon can probably be backdated and we can all soldier on. Standard & Poors, the agency that downgraded US debt in 2011, claims it is not worried about
the outcome of the current cliff debate. In our opinion, 2013 is shaping up to be the year we ﬁnally shake off the effects of the GFC. The controlled China slowdown bottomed in August 2012 and is set for growth of about 8.5% in 2013 - according to the IMF and the World Bank. Iron ore prices recovered back to $140 a ton after a brief dip below $90. Fortescue reactivated its expansion plans for the Pilbara. Those who followed the hard landing for China and the end of the mining boom push missed out on some great buying opportunities. Europe is in surprisingly good shape too. Of course it continues to ﬂirt with recession but Mario Draghi, President of the ECB since mid-2012, seems to have made a profound effect on both governments and mar-
kets. It seems quite likely that any debt crises in the future will be much better handled than before Draghi’s tenure started, to the extent markets in the rest of the world can now grow without the unnecessary corrections that have characterised the last few years. The US has two strong Quantitative Easing packages in place that can buy time for the US to consolidate its growth path. They do have a massive debt level to deal with over coming years but, in the short run, we expect promising conditions in the US, OK in Europe, and really good in China. So, barring any major natural disasters or military conﬂicts, Australia is the only problem facing Australia. With our government ﬁnally abandoning its misguided target of a budget surplus by June 30 - and an election due this year - there might be a few more stimulus crumbs thrown about to pump-prime our economy. Rates may
well be cut again to try and reign in our dollar but, in our opinion, rate cuts would do more harm to savers than good to borrowers. But if rates do continue to fall - and some expect several cuts this year, cash from deposits will be forced into dividend-paying equities. We have our market currently a little overpriced and with expected capital gains of over 12% for 2013. That means we expect the ASX 200 to break though the 5,000 level - and stay there this time? For more information on addressing your estate planning needs and other ﬁnancial services, call Adam Woodhouse, your local Infocus Financial Planner, on 0405 708 201 or email adam.woodhouse@infocus. com.au. An initial consultation is free and in the comfort of your own home.
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MAPOON lady Lena Adams enjoyed Australia’s unique Christmas celebration – The Stable on the Strand in Townsville, which was held from December 18 to 22. Pictured with Lena are Betty Hill (behind) and youngsters Daniel Hill, 7, Andy Hill, 3, Stacy Hill, 8, and Alice Hill, 6 as they watched the Youth on The Sand event on the Townsville Strand. Photo and words: Alf Wilson.
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DJ’s dream comes true
Nine-year old Aurukun boy Delwyn “DJ” Gothachalkenim had a dream come true on New Year’s eve when he saw fireworks for the first time at the Sydney fireworks display’s Dreamscape party.
Post ofﬁce to open in Napranum
The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council has agreed for the Weipa Post Office
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Weipa Australia Day Awards
Citizen of the Year: Brooke Barton and Vance Wallin; Young Citizen of the Year: Melissa Buchholtz; Sportsperson of the Year: Bianca Graham; Young Sportsperson of the Year: Mikey Carter; Event of the Year: Weipa Bull Ride.
Wet ‘n’ wild weather wreaks havoc
Weipa residents were rudely awakened
Entsch calls for croc safari hunting
Federal Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch believes a safari style crocodile culling program would bring valuable income to Cape York communities.
Junior girl takes trophy class boar
Weipa Cape York Bowhunters Club member Chloe Fairbrother took down her first pig (with a single bow), and it was a
The local election race is on
For the first time in the history of the Weipa Town Authority elections for both chairperson and members will be held on April 28. There are four chairperson candidates and six elected member candidates.
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Weipa motocross rider Brock Clouten
WTA election down to the wire
A record 588 votes were recorded at the Weipa Town Authority elections. Peter McCulkin secured the chairman position by one vote, and there were only five votes separating successful elected members Brook Barton, Stretch Noonan and Trevor Snodgrass.
Fishing guru bids Weipa farewell
Weipa Bait & Tackle’s Terri “Tacklebox”
WCC Residential Campus ofﬁcially opened
The Western Cape College Residental Campus facility was officially opened on June 5 by the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin.
Everyone’s a winner at Weipa Dirt Karts There were winners all over the shop on May 26 at the Weipa International Raceway.
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operator to open a branch of the post office in Napranum.
O’Brien counters lies on CY environment protection Member for Cook, Jason O’Brien refuted false claims about the impacts of World Heritage listing for Cape York and legislation to protect Wild Rivers.
Yachties rescued by Rio Tinto ship
A Rio Tinto marine ship answered a
last Thursday morning by what many have described as a “mini cyclone”.
Cape Alumina to commence prefeasibility study
Cape Alumina Limited has doubled the inferred resource at it’s Bauxite Hills project on Cape York to 60 million tonnes of bauxite and will proceed with a pre-feasibility study. The Bauxite Hills mine and port project is situated 95km north of Weipa.
trophy class boar - 27 2/8 Douglas points.
CY Guardian Pharmacy takes out top award Weipa’s Cape York Guardian Pharmacy scooped the pool at the QCPP pharmacy awards, collecting both the “Excellence in Community Engagement” award and “Australian Pharmacy of the Year”.
Back to the drawing board
Rio Tinto says it is surprised and disap-
will be heading south for the first round of the TNQ Championships thanks to a generous donation from local company, Sea Swift, who have offered to donate transport for the bike until the Peninsula Development Road is re-opened.
Easter camping disgrace
Mapoon Traditional Owners were shocked at the lack of respect shown to their environment by campers at Cullen Point over the Easter long weekend. Large
Garlick is returning to his old fishing grounds in Townsville to be closer to family, after offering sage Cape York and local fishing advice for the past four years.
The future looks bright for Weipa Medical Centre
Weipa residents can breathe a little easier after learning that their local medical centre will remain open for the next six months, with plans underway to lock in a new private service provider after that date.
The fans walked away entertained and with full bellies, and as usual the racing was frenetic, exhilarating and first class.
Classic Weipa ﬁshing
The weather gods were kind to the hundreds of fishers who took to the water in boats or wet a line from the shore to take part in the Weipa Fishing Classic.
Lady bowlers enjoy Di McNamara Shield
Fourteen lady bowlers gathered at the
mayday call and diverted 80 kilometres to rescue two sailors and their dog on january 19 after their yacht started taking on water in a section of the Great Barrier Reef.
Cape girls to star in Indigenous game Weipa rugby league player, Bianca Ambrum has been selected to play in the Indigenous All Stars women’s rugby league team who will play as curtainraisers to the NRL men’s All Stars game to be played on the Gold Coast on February 4.
Croc egg harvest research approved
Conditional approval has been granted for the Charles Darwin University to harvest a small number of crocodile eggs from Pormpuraaw.
Sea snake charms scientist
A new species of sea snake has been given the scientific name Hydrophis donaldii in honour of Weipa fishing guru, Dave Donald. pointed the federal government has put a stop on it’s South of Embley expansion. Environment Minister Tony Burke decided last week to reconsider the application based on ‘significant new information’ about proposed shipping activities in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Bravo Coy: on patrol in croc country
Crocodiles are the constant companions of the Bravo Coy 51st Battalion Far North Queensland Regiment as they patrol Cape York from the Jardine River to Kowanyama.
amounts of rubbish were dumped in and around the area and despite barrier fences quad bikes and cars accessed out-ofbounds areas.
River Embley says farewell to Weipa
The ore carrier, River Embley made her final voyage from Weipa to Gladstone on April 21 after 29 years of service. During her tenure she travelled a total distance of 1,632,000 nautical miles and burnt 1,836,000 tonnes of coal.
Soccer players in high spirits
Beautiful sunny weather had Weipa soccer players in high spirits and there was a good turnout for all teams.
SOE given green light by State Govt
Rio Tinto Alcan has welcomed the release of the Queensland Co-ordinator-General’s Report on the South of Embley Project to extend bauxite mining near Weipa.
Weipa Bowls Club on June 16 to participate in the Di McNamara Shield. Beth and Norma were declared the winners of the shield, with Vicki and Lee-Anne runners-up.
Positive response to Catholic school consultation
Catholic Education consultation in Weipa and Napranum has found strong support for a Catholic primary school (Prep to Year 6) in Weipa. If the proposal is endorsed the school could open for Term 1, 2015.
NAIDOC week celebrations begin
NAIDOC week celebrations started this week and included the inaugural Coming of the Light re-enactment in Napranum, NAIDOC marches and activities in Napranum, Mapoon and Weipa, and elders luncheon and a Youth Ball.
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Weipa CAN appointments
At the July meeting of the Community Advisory Network (CAN) for the Weipa Integrated Health Service Peter Miller was appointed chairperson, with Jenny Aspinall as co-chairperson.
50% rates reduction
Rocky Point residents KymMaree Prentice and Yvette Carter have been collecting signatures on a petition requesting Rocky Point residents be granted a 50% discount on their rates until kerb and channelling has been installed in the suburb.
Weipa netballers excel in Cairns Eleven Year 6 and 7 Western Cape College girls travelled to Cairns to compete
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Double-up on fresh produce
From October 12 Woolworths Weipa will be receiving extra deliveries of fresh fruit, vegetables and groceries, by utilising a barge that docks on Friday mornings.
Nicki runs to Boston Rob de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Project runner, Nicky Kerindun completed the 21.1km Alice Springs marathon in three hours to make it into the squad for the Boston Marathon next year.
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Golfers dig deep for Legacy
Twenty two golfers in 11 teams attended the inaugural Carpentaria Golf Club’s Remembrance Golf Day.
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The Duyfken (Little Dove), a replica 1606 Dutch ship, made Evans Landing wharf her home for five days, with nearly 700 people visiting her. Before continuing her voyage to Fremantle the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation presented an Indonesian canoe to the Mapoon community.
Weipa, Gove and Darwin is riding a wave of momentum, gaining support from all corners of northern Australia.
Apprentice wins regional award
Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa boilermaker, Aaron Bond was recognised for his outstanding performance as an adult apprentice at the FNQ Queensland Training awards. Around 200 people attended the newlyelected WTA community forum which saw
in the Fowlers Group Marline Coast Primary School carnival. The achieved fantastic results, recording two wins, one draw and two losses.
The Cape will be protected
Despite the Wilderness Society’s claims that “Cape York Peninsula is being converted into a mining zone” Napranaum Aboriginal Shire Council chief executive officer Amos Njaramba is adamant mining exploration will not impact sensitive areas.
Billﬁsh beauties rise in Challenge
The Weipa Billfish Challenge saw 31 fish tagged amongst the 11-boat fleet during the three-day event.
Scherger jobs boost
A mini jobs-boom is on the horizon for Weipa with the Sherger Immigration Detention Centre to at least triple its number of local employees, with more than 20 new jobs to be on offer “in coming months”, according to an immigration
Cape York Peninsula Pebbles Playgroup largest People’s Forum in Cape York
More than 150 Cape York stakeholders gathered at Musgrave Station on November 3 to discuss the Federal Government’s plan to rush Cape York World Heritage nomination through by February 2013.
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Cape to Kakadu ferry WTA backﬂips on dog fees
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Weipa held the official opening of the Andoom Rifle Range on July 8 with ex-members coming from as far away as Sydney and Mackay to participate.
United voice for Cape York tourism
Cape York has its very own Local Tourism Organisation (LTO) following the launch of Tourism Cape York, and the new organisation will give the entire region a united tourism voice.
Bid process for Aurukun bauxite leases opens An expressions of interest process for bauxite mining leases at Aurukun, where reserves are considered sufficient to
Weipa’s Pebbles Playgroup has seen a significant increase in new starts, so much so that it is now Cape York’s largest playgroup, and is again looking to expand and open an extra day.
A vibrant vision for the future
The inaugural Western Cape York Youth Summit was held from June 27 to 30 at the WCC Residential Campus, with 45 young people participating in the three day event.
Crackdown on dog ownership
Escalating complaints to Weipa Town Office about animal control issues has prompted the WTA to take a hard-line approach to dog ownership in Weipa.
the $500 additional animal permit set aside until community consultation was completed.
Employer of the year
Sea Swift has again been named Far North Queensland’s Employer of the Year at the Queensland Training awards.
and spills at 29 Thrills Weipa Bullride It was a weekend of high-bucking action and live entertainment when the Weipa Rodeo Association’s Rodeo Cabaret and Bullride
Truck shuts down Jardine River ferry
Dozens of tourist vehicles and bus tour operators were stranded at the Jardine River after the ferry ramp broke as a north-bound prime mover was loaded onto it on September 9.
Organisers of the annual Weipa Pig Hunt have reported that this year’s event was a resounding success, with a 128.1kg stonker taking the top prize.
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North Queensland Cowboys’ development team during a week-long stay in the north.
The Cape York Hospital and health Service is investigating the possibility of reintroducing limited, low-risk birthing services at Weipa and Cooktown.
Rugby league blitz
Almost 1000 young rugby league players from Cape York Peninsula have enjoyed spending some time with the
Princess Leia over Team Yoda.
Overhaul for Mapoon store
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council will refurbish the isolated community’s only retail store with state government funding.
Batavia Downs returned Intergalactic Traditional Owners squash grand ﬁnals to The Traditional Owners of the Batavia
The winners of the Weipa Squash Club grand finals are: A grade - Team Obi Wan Kenobi over Team Han Solo; B grade - Team
Downs property are celebrating a land hand-back, 15 years after a native title claim was lodged.
support bauxite production at 6.5 million mt/year, was opened by the Queensland Government on November 27.
their life raft. They received medical attention at Thursday Island.
came to town. Over 500 people enjoyed the Friday night cabaret, and there were a record number of nominations for Saturday’s bullride, with 96 riders bucking out.
Fishermen rescued after boat capsize
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) coordinated the rescue of three fishermen 60 nautical miles north of Weipa on December 5 after their fishing vessel sank. The men issued a mayday radio call at around 5.30am, and activated their emergency beacon. A rescue helicopter from Horn Island winched the men from
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sion of the contract for the Cairns-Weipa regulated air route until December 31, 2014.
An overwhelmed Les Borthwick received his much-needed mobility scooter in Cairns just in time for Christmas, after the community generously responded to an appeal launched by Federal MP Warren Entsch.
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NEW YEARS EVE @ Weipa Bowls Club, photos by: Nick Prus
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Red Hatters first meeting for 2013 at Carpentaria Golf Club at 7pm
Bachelor and Bachelorette judging at Carpentaria Golf Club to support Weipa’s two OZTAG teams in the State titles.
MARCH March 9
Weipa OZTAG Quiz night at Carpentaria Golf Club to support Weipa’s two OZTAG teams in the State titles.
JUNE Friday 7 to Sunday 9
The 6th Annual Weipa Fishing Classic is on this weekend due to the reversal of the Queens Birthday Public Holiday.
JULY Friday 12 to Monday 15
Weipa Dirt Kart club will be holding the first AIDKA Queensland State Titles at Weipa Combined Raceway.
AUGUST Friday 23 and Saturday 24
The 14th Annual Weipa Bullride and Cabaret will be held at the Andoom Sports Oval.
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bachelors and bachelorettes 2013
Calling all singles... DO you know a bachelor or bachelorette living in Weipa? Following the success of the past two annual Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette series’ we are again seeking singles to have a bit of fun and enter the 2013 event. Weipa Oztag has taken over cupid’s bow and is searching high and low for eligible boys and girls to take part in this year’s series. To nominate yourself or a single friend simply go to the Weipa Bach-
Louise is still living in Weipa.
Mrs Right is out there... maybe in Weipa.
Meegan has left Weipa and is still looking for love.
elor and Bachelorette facebook page or by sending a text to Cicely on 0457 997 708. You will be provided with a series of fun questions to answer, and we will arrange to take your photo, and that’s it...you’re in the running to take out the crown! All nominees will be featured in The Western Cape Bulletin (starting in the January 16 edition) and a panel of judges will be appointed to decide who takes the 2013 Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette titles.
Mark is currently in a relationship.
Jaime is single and in Weipa., he is here.
Matt is still living in Weipa.
There will also be a people’s choice award given and you can cast your vote for your favourite entrant by visiting The Western Cape Bulletin’s facebook page and “liking” your favourite contestants. This week we caught up with a few of last year’s contestants to find out what they were up to, and they are featured below. The 2013 Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette series will culminate with a Valentine’s Dance at the
Jemma is in a relationship.
Still single and working as a ringer.
Parida is single and searching.
Shae is still living in Weipa.
Laura Jane Dowling
Laura is out of the state, but still searching.
Spilla has got himself a family.
Carpentaria Golf Club on Friday, February 15, 2013, where contestants will have one last chance to wow the crowd and judges before the titles are awarded. So come on all you single Weipa people, have a bit of fun and who knows, you may end up finding love! What have you got to lose?
Jayde is still searching for Mr Right.
Still living in Weipa and waiting for Mrs Right.
Eddie is single and ready to mingle.
Amber is single and living in Weipa.
Trina de Biasio
You can find her at the bank.
Lorna is no longer in Weipa.
Josh is still living in Weipa.
In Weipa, waiting for Mrs Right.
Found Mr Right on E-Harmony and is living with him in Adelaide.
KNOW A BACHELOR OR BACHELORETTE LIVING IN WEIPA? Do you think they have what it takes to be crowned the 2013 Weipa Bachelor or Weipa Bachelorette??? Entrants will be displayed weekly in The Western Cape Bulletin and the winners will be announced at the Valentine’s Dance at the Carpentaria Golf Club on Friday, February 15 All ages are welcome!!! Great prizes!!! All proceeds go to Weipa Oztag Dob yourself or your friends in by going to the Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette facebook page or by sending at text to Cicely on 0457 997 708. Be quick...only 24 spots available!
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Enjoy the convenience of this modern, low maintenance 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Unit. Split system air-conditioning, tiled throughout, main bedroom with ensuite, all bedrooms with mirrored built in robes, situated in a quiet complex of 3.
Ideal for the investor seeking a low-maintenance portfolio addition, this block of three lowset stand alone units is offered for sale all on one title. These well-presented three bedroom units offer a steady income stream with potential for future strata subdivision. With a sought-after address which is walking distance to McNamara Shopping Centre. Well built and very solid, with landscaped and easy to care for gardens. These units offer good sized bedrooms, lounge/dining area, neat kitchen, bathrooms with separate toilet, internal laundry, fully fenced rear yard, garden shed and no rear neighbours. This property meets all investment requirements. A great income earner and excellent potential for capital growth. A wonderful opportunity.
Available as a vacant possession $410,000
Available for rent - 3 and 4 bedroom houses Glenn 0419 714 929 Sandy 0488 185 611 Office (07) 4069 7520
Phone Geoff Bryant – 0408 772 592
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$285,000 neg. $500,000
Pop top home. 999m . Great location off River Drive. Short stroll to the beach. Air conditioning, build in wardrobes, large lounge and separate dining. Upstairs parents retreat. Huge private outdoor area. Colorbond fencing. 2
$285,000 neg. $315,000
VACANT POSSESSION. Well presented two storey unit. New floor coverings, freshly painted interior, A/C & ceiling fans. Private backyard with timber fencing, garden & lock up storage room. This is a great investment property drawing in rent of $500 per week.
New home in Golf Links Estate. A/C. Granite bench tops, pantry & dishwasher space. Family room, lounge room & dining area. Patio, landscaped, fully fenced & in ground pool. Double lock up garage, with laundry & storage area. Long term lease to corporation
4 2 2 Large lounge, dining and extended living area. A/C and ceiling fans throughout. BIW. situated on a 999m2 corner block, with shed and fenced yard.
VACANT POSSESSION. Situated on 1198m , with plenty of room. BIW, kitchen, combined lounge/dining area, A/C, new paint throughout, private outdoor area surrounded by gardens and a large fenced backyard. 2
Three Bedroom two Bathroom unit complete with modern fixtures. Split system air conditioning throughout, built in wardrobes, ceiling fans, open plan living areas, undercover entertainment area and tiled flooring. Situated in a quiet complex of 3 with low body corporate fees.
This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Highset home is on a massive 1272m2 block. Low maintenance gardens, double gate access to backyard, large area downstairs, 2 Bay undercover parking. Rented until February 2013.
Modern home. Kitchen, spacious lounge & separate dining area. A/C. BIW. 1100m2 with double carport & fenced yard. Leased to Corporation until January 2015 at $810 per week.
VACANT POSSESSION. Ultra modern spacious standalone unit. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, BIW, A/C, internal laundry, undercover tiled patio areas, double carport, lockable storage and fully fenced yard. MUST SEE!
VACANT POSSESSION. This home is one of a kind! Solid mahogany timber kitchen, iron wood stair case, indulgent master bedroom with sea views. Split system A/C throughout, 9 m x 5 m outdoor under cover BBQ area, established gardens with watering system and 6 m x 9 m shed. This property is a must see!!
Lowset home. Upgraded kitchen. A/C. Tiled flooring, ceiling fans, no louvers, BIW. Large entertainment area, garden shed, fully fenced rear yard, single carport & laundry. Rented to corporation for 5 years.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – MELISA P: 07 4069 9921 F: 07 4069 9721 Page 14 Western Cape Bulletin January 9, 2013
Vacant possession two bedroom modern unit situated walking distance to McNamara Shopping Centre. Lounge/dining area, split system a/c throughout, ceiling fans, BIW, neat kitchen, bathroom, internal laundry, large timber deck, patio and single carport. Great home for first home buyers!!
SALES – GEOFF BRYANT – 0408 772 592 Email: email@example.com
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CROSSWORD No. 130
SUDOKU No. 130
CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)
You don’t normally like people telling you what to do. However, when there’s work to be done, you have to buckle down. Concentrate on the goal, not the means. Romance. A slight disruption to your plans this week could cause you to lose heart for a while. This may simply be fate leading you down a better path.
AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)
You may be getting a little frustrated with your work this week. Don’t let your mind wander too far, however - it will be a while before you have a chance to get away. Concentrate! Romance. This promises to be an exciting week. Make the most of a chance encounter which will not come again in the near future.
PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)
A meeting with friends will help to get your mind off your work. You will be intrigued by something that one of your friends has to say. Try to apply this thought to your own life. Romance. You will be glad that your partner is such a forgiving person. Now you must learn to excuse yourself as well.
ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)
You will be surprised how easily you can motivate other people. Don’t be so concerned that you forget about your own needs, however. Find someone who can motivate you as well. Romance. Your partner may be hiding something from you. Remain optimistic and you will be pleasantly surprised.
TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)
You may be tempted to boss people around a little. You are frustrated by the lack of progress. While you may be the trailblazer at the moment, be sure that you’re leading in the right direction. Romance. A comment from a stranger could lead somewhere interesting if you are ready to take the next step.
GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)
Worries about your appearance may have much less basis in reality than you think. Don’t allow yourself to be put off by someone who is jealous. Remain true to yourself. Romance. A slight misunderstanding could have serious consequences if you are not careful. Don’t forget that words often have more than one meaning.
FINDWORD No. 130 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA
CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)
A change to your daily routine may help to reduce the amount of stress. You will manage to adapt, but it may be a while before you are completely settled. Embrace this time! Romance. A chance meeting could bring a person back into your life after a long period apart. Reﬂect on how much you’ve changed since then.
LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)
A slightly unkind comment about your appearance may get you down for a while. Remember your self-worth. Romance. Time spent keeping connected with your partner will be well spent. A forgotten, but found letter they wrote long ago will leave you reminiscing about your past together.
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VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)
Don’t be put off by a letter which seems to be more important than it really is. Read it carefully before you make any rash decisions. Put it aside and come back to it when you’re calm. Romance. You will need to focus very clearly on your emotional needs today. Opening up to a stranger may bring great outcomes.
LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)
A friend who has recently written to you will be disappointed if they don’t receive a reply soon. Jot down your thoughts! Romance. It will be hard to understand a recent decision by your partner. They may have reasons that you are not aware of, however. You’ll need to pry this information from them.
SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
– Albert Camus
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SOLUTIONS No. 130
You will ﬁnally get some good results from a project which you started a couple of weeks ago. Your friends will be impressed by what you have achieved. Romance. Don’t wait for your partner to make all the decisions. You must take the initiative. Allow them to follow your lead for a change!
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)
You will be glad to get a boost to your conﬁdence, just when you need it most. Take this delightful feeling and run with it! Romance. A dream which you had recently may soon become a reality. How your partner ﬁts into this new reality may be hard to deﬁne. Don’t be quick to put the pieces together.
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Sharks are a real nuisance and knock off your good fish and leave the rubbish for you, and some of them are in the three to four metre range which can cause a bit of trouble if hooked accidently. The rivers have been a bit of hit and miss, but the Mission River bridge has been giving up a few fish. I watched a boat fishing back to the pylons and yes, he was catching Catfish, but he also was landing some nice Jewfish. I had a go here as well and I landed a good Fingermark, and the when releasing a Catfish got stung in the finger. It was hell for a few hours but the pain went away the next day. I was being careful but still got hit, so maybe instead of trying to save a hook just cut them off. Up on the rock bars towards Scherger there have been some nice Fingermark taking Squid baits but you might have to move if the Sharks become a problem. Fishing from the bank with live baits has been producing small Queenfish, small Sharks and the odd Grunter which should improve when the Prawns start moving. Evans Landing has had some nice Golden Trevally on live bait during the day and the usual unstopables at night on live bait. On the run out at the mouth of Waldren Creek there has been large Queenfish on the prowl however they are responding to flies rather than lures, but if you match the hatch you will be half a chance to land one of these speedsters. Don’t forget to email me your captures and ‘til next week calm seas, light breezes and tight lines.
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Weipa tide chart Wed 09 Time
Thu 10 Time
Fri 11 Time
Sat 12 Time
Sun 13 Time
Wed 16 Time
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RAIN mm Airport
Tues, Jan 1
0824 2.47 0901
Wed, Jan 2
2.32 1153 2.30 1344
Thur, Jan 3
34.6° 24.9° 22.0 30.0 36.5
Fri, Jan 4
Sat, Jan 5
36.8° 24.6° 17.0
Sun, Jan 6
Mon, Jan 7
Weipa 5-day weather forecast THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Late Shower 8 - 9 knots, SW - W winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 24°C.
2311 0.88 1708 3.18 1801 3.11 1852 2.99 1940 2.82 MOON PHASES: • Full Moon - Jan 27 • Last Quarter - Feb 3 • New Moon - Jan 12 • First Quarter - Jan 19
Heavy Showers 5 - 10 knots, SW - WNW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.
0746 2.42 1009
0137 0.70 0220
3.18 0004 0.75 0052 0.69 1613 3.20
Showers 6 - 8 knots, SE - SW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 24°C.
Heavy Showers 5 - 8 knots, SE - SW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 24°C.
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THAT was a quick break, and now it’s back into the fray. With calm seas in the mornings, coupled with some very wild afternoons the fishing has been unbelievable. Gary the Baker has been
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getting some great ﬁsh, with his son Josh snaring Red Emperor, Cobia and Black Jewﬁsh on the nearby reefs. I also have been ﬁshing some of these reefs and have been getting a feed as well landing Coral Trout, Cod,
Fingermark, Red-throat Emperor and assorted bottom rubbish. Stuart Mckinnon and his partner, Natt fished down towards Red Cliffs for Fingermark, Coral Trout and mixed bottom fish, and Natt also landed one of the biggest Bat Fish that I have ever seen. There are still a few Mackerel around so it pays to troll from reef to reef as there is a big
chance of nailing one of these toothy critters, or even a Cobia. Off the beaches there has been some large Manta Rays and following them have been some large Golden Trevally which can be a lot fun on lighter tackle. There is also a possibility of a Cobia but it’s hard to get a lure at them as the Goldens are so thick. continued page 19