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SEARCH BRIEFING: Weipa Police Officer in Charge Snr Sergeant Brett Jenkins with Weipa SES volunteers Terry Maher, Peter Siegmeier, Trevor Snodgrass (Local Controller) and Will Spresser, (not pictured), Weipa Parks and Wildlife Services John Dogherty, and Snr Constable Gerry Doyle at the site of the abandoned cast net and thongs near the mouth of Trunding Creek last Friday.
A pair of thongs and cast net abandoned af Trunding Creek sparked a search for a possible crocodile attack victim.
A CAST net and a pair of thongs left on the bank of Trunding Creek caused quite a stir in Weipa last Friday. A member of the public located the abandoned items while on an early morning walk and reported them to Weipa Police at around 7am.
As Trunding Creek has been the scene of crocodile attacks and sightings, Police were concerned for the welfare of the person who abandoned the ﬁshing gear. Local Boating and Fisheries ofﬁcers joined Weipa Police in a search of the creek by boat following the
report. Although several crocodile slides were seen they failed to ﬁnd any sign of the ﬁsherman. Weipa SES Volunteers conducted a search of both sides of Trunding Creek later that day but failed to locate any evidence of a missing person. Although Weipa Police
had not received any reports of missing persons at the time they appealed to the public for information regarding the abandoned fishing gear in the hope someone would claim the net and thongs and solve the mystery. continued page 2
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At 10.15am the following day two local males aged in their mid-20s attended the Weipa Police Station to declare ownership of the cast net and thongs. They stated they had been fishing Thursday night at the mouth of Trunding Creek with other friends when one of the two left earlier, and the remaining persons were unaware he had left the cast net and his thongs on the shoreline. “They were both informed of the unnecessary work and stress that was caused by their complacency,” Snr Sgt Jenkins said. “Both men had an appreciation for the concerns they had caused and were apologetic.” Weipa Police are urging all locals to be mindful of the situation that arose from this simple mistake, to please take care around the water. and always be croc wise in croc country. Weipa Police would also like to acknowledge the assistance of Weipa SES, Weipa Boating and Fisheries and Weipa Parks and Wildlife Services.
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Weipa SES Local Controller Trevor Snodgrass and SES volunteer Terry Maher begin the search along the banks of Trunding Creek on Friday.
people who are swamping our shores. Unfortunately, the refugee flow is a long way from swamping proportions at the moment. In fact, their efforts are pathetic and Tony has dispatched a team to Indonesia to see what can be done to cut red tape and allow more boats to fulfil their destiny of electing the LNP to Parliament. Bob Katter is, well, being Bob Katter. No-one is quite sure what he stands for (apart from, well, Bob Katter) but we are being told in a very loud voice that the Spirit of Australia demands - Bob Katter. And now there is another, more dangerous, contestant. Clive Palmer has thrown his
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The Federal Government will invest $24.5 million over two years to build on the significant gains that have been made in improving Aboriginal people’s lives in the four communities participating in the Cape York Welfare Reform trial. This funding injection in the 2013-14 Budget will continue the Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) and other key parts of the program, as well as introducing new measures to further support school enrolment and attendance, and re-engage disengaged youth with education, jobs and life skills in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge. The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, said the Australian Government’s funding includes provision to operate the School Enrolment and Attendance Measure (SEAM) in the participating communities, to help ensure children attend school every day. “The recently released
Commission will work with families, the schools and Centrelink to develop attendance plans. If parents do not meet their part of the agreed attendance plan, income support payments may be suspended. Payments will be reinstated once the parent complies with their responsibilities. Ms Macklin said that the evaluation also showed that there a number of young people who are not participating in education, training or employment.
Ms Macklin said that while progress has been made in the Cape York Welfare Reform communities, the Australian Government did not underestimate the challenges that remain. “It is clear that communities in Cape York are making changes and want to take responsibility for themselves and their families. We will continue to support them to do this.” “The Australian Government’s continued investment and the introduction of the
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“We want to see young people fulfilling their potential and learning the benefits of personal responsibility,” Ms Macklin said. “That is why we will also introduce a package of measures to support disengaged young people between the ages of 16 and 21.” Newly funded youth workers will be available to provide better support to young people in the communities. They will work closely with the FRC and with disengaged young people to help them develop an action plan to undertake education or training, address any barriers to participation, develop the skills needed to get a job, and where relevant, improve their parenting skills. The FRC will also have the option of referring them to income management.
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evaluation of the Cape York trial showed that the Family Responsibility Commission is very effective in increasing parental responsibility and school attendance amongst many families it works with,” Ms Macklin said. “While we have seen a significant increase in school attendance through the trial, it is clear that for some families more needs to be done to ensure all children are getting a decent education and attending school every day in all four communities. “The local Family Responsibility Commissioners have told us that further efforts are needed to engage hard-toreach families and ensure they send their children to school. “That is why we want to work with the Family Responsibility Commission and our welfare reform partners to implement SEAM as part of the Cape York welfare reforms, with a key role for the FRC. “The Queensland Government has a key role to play in ensuring children attend school and I am asking them to work with us to support the introduction of SEAM in these communities.” Under the enrolment component of SEAM, parents will be required, if requested, to demonstrate to Centrelink that their children are enrolled at school. The Family Responsible Commission will be made aware of parents of children who are not enrolled and will work with them to address any barriers to enrolment. If children fall below the set attendance benchmark, the Family Responsibility
additional measures will help build on the significant gains already made, as well as target the harder to reach groups in the communities,” Ms Macklin said. “Local communities have shown they want to take responsibility and the Australian Government is committed to working with them to do this. “The Queensland Government has a clear role to play in relation to school attendance and support for disengaged young people, as well as in ensuring that the important gains already made through the Cape York Welfare Reforms are not lost. “I will continue to urge the Queensland Government to fulfil their ongoing responsibility to the people of Cape York.”
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Community advisory group to help manage crocodiles The State Government has given north Queenslanders an opportunity to have a direct say on crocodile management in their local area with the establishment of a community advisory group. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell last week announced the establishment of the North Queensland Community Advisory Group for Crocodile Management to provide the government with local advice. “We already have the scientists, now we’re looking for vital input from locals,” Mr Powell said. “I have asked 12 people including
local councillors, local Members of Parliament and north Queensland identities with significant crocodile management experience to become part of this community-focused group. “By including key representatives from the north Queensland community, the government will ensure its approach to crocodile management will be responsive, effective and well informed by local input.” Mr Powell said the role of the group would be to discuss with the department current and new crocodile issues and to suggest improvements and future management options.
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WeIPA’S hibberd Library will be participating in the National Simultaneous Storytime reading of “The Wrong Book”. The annual campgain aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books and proved very popular last year. The storytime reading, to be held simultaneously around the nation at 11am on Wednesday, May 22, promises to be a colouful, vibrant and fun event with prizes for best-dressed characters from “The Wrong Book” – elephants, monsters, pirates, a queen, rats and a puppet. This year’s picture book, written and illustrated by Australian author and illustrator Nick Bland, tells the story of Nicholas Ickle who is trying to tell a story, but he keeps getting interrupted by characters from other stories including a pirate, a queen and some monsters. To get a chance to tell his story, he has to convince the others that they are in the wrong book. Everyone is invited to head to the Hibberd Library, Rocky Point, at 11am, Wednesday, May 22 to enjoy the storytime reading.
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AFTeR a wonderful two-year stay in Weipa it is sadly time for myself and my wife, Agnieszka to move on to the next adventure in our lives. We have really enjoyed our time in Cape York – it is a truly special place and we will particularly miss camping in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Thank you to the Weipa community for opening your hearts to us – we will miss you. Nick Prus
Successful Indigenous Carbon Farming Fund projects announced ENVIRONMENT Minister Tony Burke and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Industry and I n n o v a t i o n Yv e t t e D’Ath last week announced the 44 successful applications under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Carbon Farming Fund Capacity Building and Business Support stream. Mr Burke said through this program, the Australian Government is helping Indigenous Australians access carbon farming specialists, business development expertise and legal advice for their carbon farming projects. “These projects are s pread acros s A us tralia and range from
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How do I apply? Request an application form from the Community Relations department, by either: - phoning the freecall hotline 1800 707 633; - emailing RTAweipafeedback@riotinto.com; or - visiting the Community Relations Building (located behind Weipa Bowls Club).
When can I apply? We accept applications throughout the year. Applications for funding will be reviewed quarterly in March, June, September and December. If you would like to be considered for the June round, please submit your application by 31 May 2013.
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Pleasing response to Firies recruitment drive FOLLOWING an appeal in last week’s Western Cape Bulletin for volunteer’s to join the Western Cape Rural Fire Brigade, members of the local unit set up an information stall in the Woolworths car park last Saturday and were extremely pleased with the response from the public. The Brigade is actively seeking new members over the age of 18 to provide and maintain a regular and consistent pool of volunteers to help respond when needed to help protect our community. By volunteering your time you will be trained in all aspects of ﬁre ﬁghting, road crash rescue, Hazmat situations and structural ﬁres, as well as leadership, teamwork and incident management. Western Cape Rural Fire Brigade member Steve Fairbrother said there had
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been quite a bit of interest in volunteering and also donating to the Brigade. “Unfortunately we weren’t set up to receive donations last week but we will be back in the car park this Saturday from 8am until noon with our information on how to join-up
THE newly-formed Western Cape Landcare Group held it’s first meeting on Thursday, May 2 and formed a start-up committee. The meeting was called by Kim MacDonald and facilitated by Cape York Natural Resource Management’s Dcik Foster. A management group was formed at the meeting with Dr Alex Dunn established as president, Ali Scott treasurer, Emma-Lee Bradford secretary and Dick Foster chairperson to guide the group through the start-up phases. Guest speaker at the meeting was Andrew Hartwig, regional facilitator of Landcare Cape York based in Cooktown, who explained his role is to support different groups acorss the Cape. A steering committee meeting will be held at the Western Cape College administration staffroom at 6pm on Monday, May 6.
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Snr Constable Doyle is joined in Weipa by his wife and four children who he said are really enjoying their new home and have been welcomed by the community. Willing to “have a crack at playing any sport at all” Snr Constable Doyle is a proud Queenslander, supporting both the Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Lions.
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THE future is bright for Cairns’ AFL Cape York House following the ofﬁcial opening of the facility on Thursday, May 2. More than 70 people turned out to celebrate the milestone including the 31 Indigenous youths who now live and learn there. AFL Cape York House program manager Rick Hanlon said they had seen remarkable progress since the facility opened in January. “The kids are looking healthy and are far more engaging and conﬁdent in a social environment,” he said. “We have seen excellent school attendance.” The 48-bed house provides youngsters from remote Indigenous communities of Cape York Peninsula, Torres Strait and the Gulf regions with a place to live while they attend Cairns high schools. Mr Hanlon said the fact that almost all the Years 8-12
AFL Cape York resident students with Defence Force personnel at the official opening of Cape York House on May 2.
students were back for the ﬁrst day of term two was an indication they were happy. “It is quite inspiring when you see these kids coming out of their shell and being strong and proud,” he said. The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin and the Minister Human Services and Senator for Queensland, Jan McLucas attended the ceremony and congratulated AFL Cape
York House on their ofﬁcial opening. “AFL Cape York House gives Indigenous students safe accommodation while they live away from home to further their education, providing them with the best possible chance of getting a job and having a career,” Senator McLucas said at the ofﬁcial opening. The Federal Government invested $5.55 million through the National Part-
nership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Huusing toward construction of the house. A F L C a p e Yo r k a l s o thanked partners: State and Federal Governments, Indigenous Co-Ordination Centre, operational and construction working groups, Aboriginal Hostels, WCCCA Trust, project manager and architect Steve Gleeson and builders Hedley Project Services.
Work shadowing aids career choices DURING weeks three and four of the Indigenous PathWays Solutions Work Start program the team work shadowed in different areas of the Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa operation. The team had the opportunity to shadow with the Lorim Point bene plant and ship loader, Andoom mine operations and procurement. The Work Start team all enjoyed the opportunities they were given as the knowledge they gathered will enable them to make informed decisions regarding their future careers. Work shadowing also allows crew leaders to get to know potential employees and make better decisions regarding recruitment. The team were extremely grateful to the RTA staff and leaders who generously gave their time to assist with work shadowing. Following the successful two weeks of work shadowing on-site with RTA Weipa crews the work start team began week ﬁve of the eight-week Work Start Program with renewed enthusiasm. This week the IPS team has commenced their Certiﬁcate II competency. This competency will culminate with the IPS Work Start Expo that is being held at the Weipa Town Authority Chambers on May 15. The training also encompasses resume writing and team building. These skills will assist participants to compete for roles at the upcoming RTA Traineeship assessment centre.
The IPS Team participating in team work games. IPS members Marion Callope, Barbara Bandicootcha, Selicia Brumby and Brian Sambo view the ship loader in action.
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The IPS Team viewing part of the Bauxite processing stage.
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Team work games for the IPS Work Start crew.
I am from a small Aboriginal community 48km north of Cooktown. I have studied at Concordia College in Toowoomba then continued onto Griffith University to commence a degree. I have worked in many communities within the Cape and am now completing this program in Weipa which will hopefully take me into a role with Rio Tinto.
Collect Earn & Learn stickers to support our local schools W E I PA W o o l w o r t h s manager Jenny Everist is encouraging the whole community to get behind local schools by collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn points when they shop at Woolworths. Now in it’s third year, the Woolworths Earn & Learn program enables schools and early learning centres to redeem Woolworths Earn & Learn points for a variety of educational equipment including supplies for maths, English, science, sports, arts and music. Until Sunday, June 9 2013, every $10 spent at Woolworths will earn one Woolworths Earn & Learn point that registered schools can redeem for educational equipment. They will also receive extra Woolworths Earn & Learn points when they purchase products from selected brands during the campaign. Local schools involved in the program include Napranum Pre-School, Western Cape College Weipa Campus, Western Cape College
Mapoon Campus, Western C ap e C o lleg e A u r u k u n Campus along with Weipa Family Day Care. “It doesn’t matter if you don’t have kids at the schools or in day care, you can still collect the stickers to help provide additional
resources for local children,” Jenny said. Nearly 720,000 pieces of educational equipment was provided to more than 12,500 schools in 2012 and Jenny says she would like to see Western Cape schools benefit from this year’s Earn
& Learn program. “I would like to see our kids get thousands of dollars worth of equipment – it’s easy to collect the stickers from the checkout, put them in the sticker books provided, and when they are completed drop them in the
collection boxes at the front of the store. “It doesn’t cost customers a cent to help our next generation reach their full potential,” Jenny said. Completed sticker books can also be dropped off at participating schools and
Weipa Family Day Care at the Weipa Community Care Association.
PIctured above: Western Cape College students with Weipa Woolworths assistant manager Dudley Friske and Weipa Woolworths manager Jenny Everist promoting the Earn & Learn program.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL The Woolworths Earn and Learn program helps schools to get the educational resources they need. Last year you helped schools across the country to boost their libraries, art studios, music rooms, science labs, maths classes and gyms. You can help your local school once again by collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Points today. Find out more at woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn
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PEOPLE living in the remote regions of Far North Queensland face a greater chance of dying from a heart attack, a study has found. Research carried out by a national team, lead by Professor Robyn Clark formerly of the Queensland University of Technology. Professor Clark’s research found that increased remoteness is linked to a greater chance of dying from a heart attack. “Many Queenslanders live in rural, regional and remote communities which are naturally going to have more difﬁculty with getting access to major hospitals,” said Professor Clark. “However, there are also some real issues with places like the far north of Queensland. “It is great Cairns Base Hospital has now upgraded its cardiac services to include a primary catheter lab, but this facility is not available 24 hours a day and the secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation services are over-burdened, which is a concern as Cairns is the medical hub for people living in remote areas in the far north.” There are more than 30,000 hospital admissions for coronary heart disease each year in Queensland, and 4,314 coronary heart disease deaths; the second highest number in the country. More than half of heart attack deaths occur out-of-hospital and 25% die within one hour of their ﬁrst ever symptom. Most lives can be saved by getting people to “any” cardiac service within one hour (the “golden hour”) to open up the blocked heart artery. Queensland has the highest number of population centres (643) in the category with the lowest access to cardiac services before and after a cardiac event in the national study, based on distance to a major cardiac hospital and access to medical and rehabilitation services. Approximately 153,450 Queenslanders over 65 years live more than 1-3 hours from a hospital which is a concern as it is vital to seek help quickly. Rachelle Foreman, Health Director for the Heart Foundation said the study
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SOME Christians see Pontius Pilate as a good guy caught between a rock and a hard place, while others see him as a coward who had the power to save the Lord Jesus but gave in to the crowd. We are now reading from Mark Ch 15 vs 16-20 where the Lord is given a severe ﬂogging with a whip that usually had three thongs (leather ropes) to it and at the tip were iron or zinc pieces, rusty nails or sharp broken animal bones. They were designed to tear into ﬂesh as it’s swung and when it’s pulled back it tears ﬂesh out. Hundreds of years before it happened the
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emphasised the need for a focused strategic approach for heart health services to meet the needs of Queenslanders in regional and remote areas. “It’s important that people know the warning signs of a heart attack and seek help quickly. People need to have access to triple zero (000) and emergency medical services as soon as they believe they’re having a heart attack because treatment starts with that call. People in the regions need to act even quicker than city dwellers when they experience the warning signs of a heart attack as they have got further to travel to get help,” said Ms Foreman. “Once triple zero is activated, Queenslanders want to know they and their loved ones will receive the best emergency care and be taken to the nearest and most appropriate cardiac care to avoid death and disability from a damaged heart.” Ms Foreman also urged rural Queenslanders over 45 to see their doctor for a heart health check, so they know what state their heart health is in. “A heart health check can pick up whether you need medication for high blood pressure and high cholesterol,” said Ms Foreman. “It will also show if you need to make lifestyle changes like losing weight or doing more physical activity to reduce your heart attack risk.” The Heart Foundation is also calling for greater investment in preventative health programs that encourage people to live healthy lives to take pressure off the hospitals and emergency services.
By Rev. Michael Connolly
prophet Isaiah described the Lord’s steps all the way to the cross and what would happen afterwards, and the cruel shocking event of his ﬂogging. Isaiah Ch 52 vs 14 states, “Many people were shocked when they saw him; He was so disfigured that he hardly looked human.” Isaiah Ch 53 vs 1-4 states, ‘The people reply, “Who would have believed what we now report? Who could have seen the Lord’s hand in this? It was the will of the Lord that his servant should grow like a plant taking root in dry ground. He had no dignity or
beauty to make us take notice of him. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing that would draw us to him. We despised him and rejected him; he endured suffering and pain. No one would even look at him - we ignored him as if he were nothing. But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne.” Now read the rest up to verse 8 and we will read on in Isaiah as we come to those parts in the Lord’s journey to the cross. The Lord was tough.
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Sail the seven seas on the Young Endeavour ApplicATions are now open for Australian youth to join sail Training ship Young Endeavour for voyages along the Australian coast and across the Tasman sea in 2013. STS Young Endeavour will visit Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Devonport, Geelong, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington, offering hundreds of young Australians the voyage of a lifetime. A voyage in Young Endeavour is an amazing experience, and one which develops skills for life. Youth crews participate in all aspects of sailing a tall ship, including learning to set the sails, take the helm, navigate using the ship’s charts, and climb to the top of the 30-metre mast. As each voyage draws to a close, youth crews have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills by taking command of Young Endeavour and sailing the ship to their final destination. While aboard the ship, youth
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more than 5 years after diagnosis. • Women have a one in four chance of suffering a critical illness between the ages of 30 and 64 , as well as a one in four chance of developing cancer before age 75. • Age standardised coronary heart disease death rates fell by 45% in males and 44% in females between 1996 and 2006. Most people will have some form of insurance through their superannuation fund, but these insurances
selected via an online ballot at www.youngendeavour.gov.au. The ballot for voyages in late 2013 and early 2014 will close on May, 31 2013. Corporate and community organisations can also provide opportunities for local youth by offering a Young Endeavour Scholarship to a young person in their community. For information or to apply for voyages, visit www.youngendeavour.gov.au
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The hamilton Goldfield was officially proclaimed on July 13, 1900, following the discovery of gold by John Dickie the previous year. The Hamilton field was named for gold miner, investor and member of the Queensland Parliament, John Hamilton. The township of Ebagoola was surveyed in September 1900 to service the newly proclaimed goldfield, with the first Ebagoola camp located close to the site where John Dickie had first made his gold discovery. The surveyed allotments were quickly taken up and within a short period a number of businesses were operating, including a butcher, general store and a hotel. By November 1900 the population had grown to more than three hundred, with a post office and a few years later a school being established. With this rapid growth, other businesses were established to meet the needs of the town’s increased population. These included two
cordial manufacturers, a chemist, baker, barbers, blacksmiths, confectioners, a dressmaker, tobacconist as well as a tent hospital run by the chemist’s wife. However, this rapid growth, heavily propelled by gold mining, was not to last and the rush had ended by 1913. In 1900, the official return of gold was 806 ounces of reef gold and 12,000 ounces of alluvial valued at more than 35,000 pounds, but by the beginning of the First World War this output had dwindled to a trickle. Most of the businesses closed as a result of the resultant fall in population as residents moved away. Ebagoola was virtually deserted by the 1920s with only a few fossickers and prospectors still around. The last resident of the town was said to be Tom Miller who passed away in 1958. The photograph below dates back to 1900 and was taken not long after the original surveying of the Ebagoola township.
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SNAPSHOTS @ Goodline Weipa Golf Open. Photos by Mick Ford
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SNAPSHOTS @ Pebbles Playgroup launch Photos by Anna Oakley
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Dion Williams moving some sand.
Trese and Mel had a great day out.
Wylie Blanco trying out the scooter.
Delilah Walker, Wylie Blanco and Aylah Melnacis check out the car.
Emmisyn shows off her art works with mum Kacey.
Amelia Oakley trying out the slide.
Louis and Oscar Argent creating their masterpieces.
Weipa Touch sign on night. Andoom Oval 6pm - 8pm.
Red Hatters dinner at the Alby 7pm.
Mother’s Day markets in the park opposite the Squash Courts.
‘Mates of Jack’ “Love for Mum” Mothers Day lunch at the Weipa Motel & Resort. 3 course buffet lunch $65 per head. Doors open 10.30am for 11.30am lunch. Raffles and Auctions during the day.
Weipa Touch sign on night. Andoom Oval 6pm - 8pm.
WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am
Weipa Community Markets in the park opposite the Squash Courts.
Pebbles Playgroup ‘Great Delicious Donut Drive’. Order by May 10 for May 18 pick up between 10.30am - 1pm.
Red Hatters recipe swap 10am at Sue’s. Make and bring favourite recipe to share, with a copy of the recipe.
Weipa Kindergarten & Preschool Bootlegger’s Ball at the Albatross Hotel doors open at 6.30pm.
Official opening ceremony of the First Contact Memorial at Mapoon.
Amelia, Anna and Ava Oakley.
Maddison O’Connor with Swaroop and Shubhada Bhat on the swings.
Tony and Aiden O’Connor.
Louis, Oscar and Kylie Argent with Aylah and Stacey Michael.
WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am
Friday 7 to Sunday 9
The 8th Annual Weipa Fishing Classic is on this weekend due to the reversal of the Queens Birthday Public Holiday.
Weipa Community Markets in the park opposite the Squash Courts.
Red Hatters dinner at the Golf Club at 7pm.
WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am
Sarah and Archer La Rose enjoying the day.
Archer, Collette and Mya Ward enjoyed the fruit.
Anna Oakley with Michelle Morrison at Pebbles.
WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am
Friday 12 to Monday 15
Weipa Dirt Kart club will be holding the first AIDKA Queensland State Titles at Weipa Combined Raceway.
Western Cape NAIDOC Steering Commitee’s DEADLY’S BALL.
Weipa Community Markets in the park opposite the Squash Courts.
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Bats in the belfry in Western Cape Western Cape microbats are currently in a feeding frenzy as they fatten up on insects to see them through the coming winter. If they have taken up residence in your roof or walls, autumn is a good time for a gentle bat eviction before they bunk down for their winter hibernation. The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife’s Backyard Buddies program is all about getting more enjoyment from native animals in your backyard. It provides tips and advice on how to make your backyard a haven for our insect-controlling microbat mates. “Microbats are much more common than you may think,” says Ms Susanna Bradshaw, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, which runs the Backyard Buddies program. “Right now, bats are eating as much as 40 per cent of their own body weight in a single night or several hundred insects per hour.” “Many of our microbat species are hollow-dependent which means they live during the daylight hours inside the hollows of trees or branches. Competition from birds, possums and gliders, along with the clearing of many old trees, means that microbats may find the roof or walls of your home the perfect roosting place,” said Ms Bradshaw. The smallest microbat weighs
only three grams – about the same as a single-serve sugar sachet or a single A4 sheet of paper. If these tiny bats cannot find a suitable hollow, they can slip into gaps as small as 5mm and snuggle down in your roof and walls. This is why artificial roost sites are important as they provide an alternative that everyone can be happy with. You can purchase a microbat nest box from http://hollowloghomes. com/NESTBOXES.html or visit www.backyardbuddies.net.au to find how to build your own microbat
roost box, and download a free fact sheet about microbats. So what do you do if you find resident microbats sharing your home? Fortunately for the little bats, there are humane ways to evict them and now is the time. In Australia, microbat babies are born in late spring and remain with their mothers until the end of January. Gentle autumn eviction attempts after February and before June make certain that the young are independent. After all, the little bats deserve no harm for taking advantage of ‘faulty’ homes.
“Western Cape microbats are fully protected which might raise the issue of offences and penalties if any are in fact harmed,” explains Ms Bradshaw. “If you want microbats out of your walls, first provide an alternative roost site outside such as a nest box. Then, if done correctly, your walls can become bat free and the
little bats will happily stick around your backyard to go about their insect eating work, which is of great benefit to all of us.” If you have microbats in your walls or roof, visit Bat Rescue Inc. at http://www.batrescue.org.au/ documents/Microbats%20in%20 the%20Wall.pdf for detailed information on how to remove them.
If you find a microbat that you think may need assistance – please do not handle it. Call your local wildlife rescue service, Weipa Wildlife Care (0427 799 748).
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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Double Trouble 10:30 Motel Deception 10:35 Conversations With Australian Artists 11:00 Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Poirot 2:00 Return To Cranford 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Oljato - Just who is responsible for this house’s ingenious architecture? Can the meaning of its puzzling name Oljato be unlocked? Adam Ford also investigates every archaeologist’s dream - a box of treasure found hidden in the wall 8:30 Silent Witness: True Love Waits (Part 1) - In part one of a double episode, the case of a pub landlady found stabbed to death with her little finger cut off leads pathologist Nikki to several old murder cases. 9:30 Good Cop: Police officer, Sav, is stalked by an unpredictable gang member and a catch up with his estranged partner doesn’t turn out as planned. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lowdown: A Lavish Swinger 11:35 Rage
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Jimmy Conjecture - Leonard and Penny struggle to recover from an awkward first hook-up, while Sheldon and Howard stake their best comic books on a bet to determine an insect species. 7:30 Friday Night Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North Quuensland Cowboys 9:30 Friday Night Football: Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks 11:30 Movie: “Pale Rider” (M) Clint Eastwood stars as a nameless stranger who rides into a small California gold rush town and finds himself in the middle of a feud between a mining syndicate and a group of independent prospectors. 1:30 Movie: “Logan’s Run” (PG) - In the year 2274, the world’s urban centres have been abandoned due to ecological disaster, and the remaining population has forged a society in a domed city, where no one is allowed to live past age 30. 4:00 Brand Developers / 4:30 Good Morning America
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 TBA 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 TBA 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens - Joh takes an exclusive behind the scenes visit to set and home of A Place to Call Home star Marta Dusseldorp. Spoil your Mum with Karen’s Ricotta Hot Cakes - perfect for breakfast in bed. 7:30 2013 Afl Premiership Season: Rnd 7: Geelong vs Essendon 11:00 Special: Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind - On 22 July, 2011, 32 year-old Anders Behring Breivik carried out two terrorist attacks on the innocent civilians of Norway in an attempt to express his right-wing political views. It resulted in the worst rampage killing in global history. 12:00 Desperate Housewives: The Coffee Cup - Susan discovers a surprising connection between Mike and Katherine, which leads her to question her relationship with Mike. 1:00 True Beauty - Face Of Vegas 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today
5:00 World News 2:30 Living Black 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Don Matteo: Dance Competition 2:30 Living Black 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Burghley House 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Urban Secrets: Liverpool 8:30 The Queen’s Mother in Law 9:35 As It Happened: Cassino: Nine Months in Hell 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Mancora” (MA s,d) - In Spanish. Following his father’s suicide and haunted by his inner demons and hatred for the world in general, 22-year-old Santiago decides to escape the crude Lima winter to take refuge in Mancora, a beach in the north of Peru where it is always summer 12:55 Movie: “Days Of Glory” (M v,l) - In French. In World War Two, four North African men are recruited to fight for their colonial motherland, France. During the campaign in Italy, France and Alsace, they come to realise that French soldiers are promoted and have better food and leave entitlements, while Arab soldiers are shamefully discriminated against. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The Checkout 1:00 Two In The Top End 1:30 Navy Divers 2:00 Eggheads 2:30 Football: State Game - SANFL v NEAFL 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 TBA 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise: DI Poole and his team are on the case again with more impossible murders on a beautiful Caribbean island. But will he ever learn to love paradise? 8:30 DCI Banks: Aftermath - When two police officers stumble across the lair of a serial killer, Inspector Banks finds himself faced with a chilling murder investigation that will test him to the limit. 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - Shaun Micallef is back and he’s MADDER than HELL! 10:30 The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting: A sketch comedy show so cutting it’ll leave you for dead then deliver a stunning eulogy. 11:00 Laid: With so much going on, Roo and EJ have a confession session that leads to some startling revelations regarding Marcus, EJ’s tryst and the bile-inducing secret EJ has been guarding involving Jan. 11:30 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage
6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Mornings - Saturday 12:00 Danoz 1:00 Movie: “Rebel Without A Cause” (G) 3:15 Life of Pi- The Importance of Storytelling Part 2 3:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 4:30 Garden Gurus 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 Getaway: Jules and Kelly discover a couple of delightful family friendly places to stay on the South Coast of NSW and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Jason takes a tour of Jakarta while Ben has a barking good time at the annual Casterton Kelpie Muster and Catriona’s fabulous French foray continues through Burgandy. 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 TBA 12:55 Movie: “Honky Tonk Freeway” (M) - A view of contemporary America in vignettes of various eccentrics whose lives converge in Ticlaw, Florida, a tiny town determined to attract tourists despite the lack of an exit ramp from the new freeway. 3:00 The Baron: Night Of The Hunter 4:00 Brand Developers 5:00 Life Today With James Robinson 5:30 Wesley Impact
6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 V8 Xtra 12:30 Seven’s Motorsport 2:30 Parking Wars 3:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Round 7: Part Adelaide vs Richmond 6:00 Seven News 6:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 7: Hawthorn vs Sydney 11:15 Movie: “Another Stakeout” (M) - Chris and Bill stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier stakeout, this time they are accompanied by Gina Garret from the DA’s office and her pet rottweiler ‘Archie’. 1:15 Desperate Housewives: Would I Think Of Suicide?/ Boom Crunch - The residents of Fairview learn that the world is a dangerous place and Angie decides the it’s time to leave Wisteria Lane. Then, a plane crashes down on Wisteria Lane, putting lives in peril on ‘Desperate Housewives’. 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 That ‘70s Show: Misty Mountain Hop - The Formans and Donna volunteer to help Jackie move out of her ski cabin the same weekend that Hyde, Fez and Kelso have snuck in 5:30 That ‘70s Show
5:00 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2013 2:55 Goodbye Revolution 3:55 Budding Stars of the Paris Opera Ballet: To Work 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Alistair McGowen 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 James May’s Man Lab 8:35 Lilyhammer: The Babysitter - Frank realises that his past is about to catch up with him when his doorman Arne is badly beaten in a case of mistaken identity. 10:20 Movie: “Deliver Us From Evil” (MA a,v) - In Danish. Waves of vengeance permeate a small Danish village when a pseudo-Nazi trucker kills the wife of an ex-army major and frames his crime on a Bosnian refugee suffering from post-traumatic stress. 12:05 Kill Arman: China/Shaolin Kung Fu” (M l) In Finnish and Mandarin. Arman Alizad is an average, out-of-shape man in his mid-thirties. Arman has no previous martial arts experience, but now has only six months to train before facing the ultimate challenge: battling 10 warriors of 10 different martial arts. 12:35 Na Wewe 1:00 FA Cup Final 2013: Manchester City v Wigan Athletic 4:50 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 Rage 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: Spirituals 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook: Tender Lamb Racks With Salsa Verde 2:00 Yellowstone: Summer 3:00 Sydney International Piano Competition 2012 4:00 Metropolis: Los Angeles 4:30 The Book Club: May 5:00 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 5:30 Deadly 60: UK 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Dr Who: Nightmare In Silver 8:15 The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Kitchen Cabinet 10:00 Parkinson: Masterclass: Lang Lang 10:55 Lang Lang In Sydney 11:50 Movie: “Vertigo” (PG) 2:00 Movie: “Mix Me A Person” (M) 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Antiques Master
6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 11:30 Sunday Footy Show 1:30 Broncos Insider 2:00 2013 Intrust Super Cup 4:00 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 10:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dead Of The Class - David Phillips attends his high-school reunion and discovers that the prom queen has been murdered. 11:00 CSI: Miami: Mayday - Horatio is hunting an escaped fugitive who fled a transport plane when it made an emergency landing in Miami. The investigation intensifies when the convict kills one woman, kidnaps a teen and sends another to a watery grave. 12:00 Flashpoint: Perfect Storm 1:00 What Would You Do? 2:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 2:30 Danoz 3:00 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today
6:00 Fish Hooks 6:30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 TBA 12:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 7: GWS vs Adelaide 3:30 Better Homes And Gardens 5:00 TBA 5:30 Great Southeast 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 8:30 A Place To Call Home 9:30 Mrs Biggs - Having used the Packer money to buy a new house for herself and the boys, Charmian misses Ron desperately. He is lonely too, barely scraping a living as a roofer in a dingy Rio suburb. 11:00 Special: Great Train Robbery - Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Great Train Robbery , this documentary looks at the truth behind the 2.6 million pound heist and asks how two of the convicted train robbers escaped (most famously, Ronnie Biggs) and three were never even caught. 12:00 Love Bites 1:00 Special: Across The Sea Of Galilee 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 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 2013 Superbike World Championship 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Netball: ANZ Championship Highlights 5:35 FA Cup Final 2013 Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Treasures of Ancient Rome 8:30 Murdoch - This two-part series provides a definitive account of how one man took control of the media and became one of the wealthiest, most powerful and feared figures in the world. It pulls no punches as it delivers the complete inside story of this extraordinary man and his family empire 9:30 Shadows Of Liberty 11:15 Movie: “4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days” (MA a) - In Romanian. A powerful and unsentimental film that follows Otilia and Gabita, two university friends living in Bucharest in 1987. When Gabita becomes pregnant, the two girls arrange a meeting with an abortionist, Mr Bebe, in a seedy hotel. 1:15 What Makes A Genius? 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Travel Oz 1:00 Parkinson: Masterclass 2:00 Gandhi 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Outcasts: A rogue advanced cultivar enters Forthaven and causes Fleur and Cass to question everything that their settlement and life on Carpathia stands for. 12:35 Monday Monday: Alyson is distracted and isn’t in the mood when Roger makes an inappropriate comment about Butterworth’s products. 1:25 Time Team 2:15 Robert Schumann: A Romantic Genius 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 6: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 TBA 11:30 Worst Case Senario: Elevator Plunge/Blackout - Bear shows how to brace for impact during an elevator plunge and how to navigate to safety during a blackout. 12:00 Extra 12:30 The Avengers: The Bird Who Knew Too Much - Secret Agent Danvers pursued by a young thug, Robin, makes his way to a field telephone box. As he desperately attempts to contact Steed, Robin fires....beside Danvers body lays a pile of birdseed from the bag in his pocket. 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Budget 2013: The Treasurer’s Speech 8:00 7.30 Budget Special 8:30 New Tricks: Ducking And Diving 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: P.D. James - P.D. James is one of Britain’s most admired and loved writers. Long considered the queen of crime and the doyenne of detective novelists, she has won numerous literary awards and sold over 10 million books in the US alone. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:35 Time Team 2:30 Football: State Game - WA v VIC 5:30 Eggheads
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 TBA 8:30 TBA 10:30 National News Special: 2013 Budget Special - Join Peter Overton live from Canberra to analyse the Budget with interviews from both sides of Government as well as Laurie Oaks. 11:00 TBA 11:30 Survivors - The family, scavenging for survival in the city, discover that other people have been abducted in the same way as Abby. 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:00 Brand Developers 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: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (M) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 New Zealand On A Plate (G) 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Tensions mount between Heath and Brax. Chris wants more out of his relationship with Indi. April and Dex are happy they’re back together, but April’s still haunted by Steph. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:00 Revenge: Illumination - The queen and king of smoke and mirrors, Victoria and Conrad, make a calculated move, starting a charitable foundation in the late Amanda Clarke’s name. 10:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Idle Hands / Can’t Fight This Feeling - As the hospital continues to make positive changes under the new management, the doctors begin to realise that owning a hospital comes with its own set of problems and responsibilities. 12:00 Special: Reflections In The River 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Addicted To His Love” (PG) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 New Zealand On A Plate 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Adam threatens to kill Brax if Ricky reveals their plans. John returns to work. Maddy and Spencer break up again. Indi breaks it off with Chris. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Packed To The Rafters: Secret Women’s Business - Rocked after confronting escort Craig over his duplicitous ways, Donna calls on Julie for support, and the two women admit they’re not coping as well as they pretend. Meanwhile, Having found a place to rent, Nathan’s done all he can to prepare for his wife and baby’s arrival. 9:30 TBA 11:40 Happy Endings 12:00 Auction Squad 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Child” (M a,l,v) 2:40 My Other Half 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves: Floating Fortress 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Mini Myth Medley 8:30 The Truth about Fat 9:30 Mad Men: The Suitcase 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Shorts On Screen: Peekaboo - On the train home from the Easter Show, a little girl plays a game of peekaboo with a stranger, until her mother begins to feel disturbed by his interest. A short time later, the girl disappears in a car park and her desperate mother searches. 12:05 Movie: “Election!” (MAV v) - In Cantonese. Every two years, the Wo Shing society, the oldest and most powerful triad in Hong Kong, has to appoint a new leader. As Lok looks set to win the election, his violent rival, Big D, will stop at nothing to influence the voting process. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Journalism 8:30 Adam Hills Tonight - Fresh from hosting his hit UK talk show, The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills returns for the new season of Adam Hills Tonight - a one hour chat show filled with celebrity guests, clever comedy and live music. 9:30 Would I Lie To You?: The Unseen Bits 10:00 The Thick Of It: Rebecca Front and Peter Capaldi reprise their BAFTA Award-winning roles as Nicola Murray and Malcolm Tucker, with Murray now the Leader of the Opposition after an unlikely accident of transferable voting. 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:35 Waking The Dead: Magdalene 26: Pt 2 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:20 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime: The Unbreakable Alibi 2:30 Football: State Game - SANFL v NEAFL 5:30 Eggheads
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 TBA 8:30 Arrow: Lone Gunman 9:30 The Following: Guilt 10:30 What’s Your Emergency? 11:30 Weeds: Bags - Season 7 opens three years after pot-dealing Nancy Botwin has done a stint in federal prison and has been paroled to New York City. She is placed on probation in a halfway house, but fully looking for an opportunity to fire up her canni-business and reunite with the men in her life. 12:00 20/20 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 2:00 Brand Developers 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: “Absence Of The Good” (M) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 New Zealand On A Plate 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Criminal Minds: The Wheels On The Bus... / Out Of The Light - The BAU team goes in pursuit of a missing school bus full of children outside the Washington, D.C. area, and it becomes a race against time for them to bring them home safely. 10:30 Hannibal: Coquilles” The team tracks a killer who is turning his victims into ‘angels’. As the hunt continues, Jack must juggle the investigation with the realization that his wife has terminal cancer. 11:30 Man Up! 12:00 The Take 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Jimmy’s Forest: Spring 8:30 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - Adventurer Charley Boorman continues his journey across Canada, the world’s second largest country, by motorbike. In this episode, Charley takes a three-day canoe trip through the heart of Manitoba, where he meets the Bloodvein First Nation people. 9:35 Borgen: 100 Days 10:40 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Hidden” (MAV) In French. A married couple, terrorised by a series of surveillance videotapes and drawings planted at their home, tries to find the identity of their stalker, with unexpected and life-shattering consequences. 1:10 Movie: “Conversations With My Gardener” (M d) In French. Daniel Auteuil stars in this charming story of a successful painter who returns to his rural hometown in the throes of a mid-life crisis, and reconnects with an old school friend - a local gardener. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Top Gear - Jeremy Clarkson and James May play a rather unusual game of rugby. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Mexico for a nervous road test of the Mastretta sports car. 8:30 The NRL Footy Show 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Warning, It’s Dirty 11:00 Two And A Half Men: Fart Jokes, Pie And Celeste - Jake hopes to win back Celeste by writing her love songs. Judith tries to quash Alan and Herb’s new friendship. 11:30 The AFL Footy Show 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today
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6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “In The Mix (M) 2:30 Winners And Losers 3:00 TBA 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 8:00 Border Security: International 8:30 Mrs.Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Valentine 9:10 Citizen Khan 9:50 Mrs.Brown’s Boys: Super Mammy 10:30 Billy Connolly’s Route 66: Billy commences the final leg of his Route 66 journey with a visit to a massive meteorite crater before moving along to the spectacular Grand Canyon. He meets the ‘Father of Route 66’, a town barber responsible for Route 66’s preservation and revival, then visits a wildlife sanctuary for unwanted exotic pets. 11:30 Man Up! 12:00 Fat Family Diet 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Layer Marney Tower 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 8:00 Gourmet Farmer: Fish 8:35 Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars 9:30 One Born Every Minute USA: Knockout Delivery - A look at the drama and emotion of life in the maternity unit at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, one of the busiest in the United States. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Stripped 12:30 Movie: “The Night Of The Sunflowers” (MAV v) In Spanish. Revealed through a series of interconnecting chapters, director Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo crafts a dark and unsettling look into the chronology of two murders set against the backdrop of a rural Spanish town. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight
5:00 World News 1:00 The Secret History of Eurovision 2:00 The Road To Eurovision with Julia Zemiro 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Market Of The Poor 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Caernarfon Castle 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Rove McManus 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (M s) In Thai This is the wonderfully whimsical story of Uncle Boonmee as he recalls his past lives from his deathbed, surrounded by loved ones and the caring ghosts of his wife and son. A stunningly beautiful and often comedic meditation on life. 1:05 Anna Pihl - (M) The hunt for 14-year-old Alexander and his kidnappers continues in Sweden, where the Swedish police have taken over. Anna has joined them in her capacity as Danish negotiator, but their collaboration doesn’t proceed entirely by the book. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight
CROSSWORD No. 147
SUDOKU No. 147
TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)
Your own morals may be very different from those of your friends. Don’t allow yourself to be influenced too strongly - you must make up your own mind. Romance. Don’t forget that your partner doesn’t share exactly the same interests as you. Meet others to share your activities with.
GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)
Be careful not to be too extravagant! You are not normally a greedy person, but this week it may be much easier to start than to stop. Romance. Some exciting news will be too good to keep to yourself. Make sure that you are not passing on more than you should, however.
CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)
You will be getting much more attention than you are used to. Try not to become too egotistical, however, since “pride comes before a fall”. Romance. Your love-life may be in dire need of a change. This is not necessarily bad. It just means that your relationship is evolving.
LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)
Once you have started something, it is difficult to stop you! This momentum will be very valuable this week. Romance. You may have to be less than subtle in fending off an unwanted admirer. This person will not give up unless you tell them directly! Be sure you are heard!
VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)
A burst of energy will help you to get things done. You will be surprised how much you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Romance. An event which happens in the course of the week could bring back memories from your childhood. Share these stories with your partner.
LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)
FINDWORD No. 147 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA
Don’t take the credit for everything. Somebody who helped you may need more encouragement than you realise this week. Romance. Some recent advice from your partner may have been misunderstood. Don’t be angry when things don’t turn out as you had expected.
SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)
You mustn’t allow yourself to be held back by other people’s negativity. You have plenty to do and need to overcome their scepticism. Stand tall! Romance. Stop comparing your partner to other people. Remind yourself about what it was that attracted you to them in the first place.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)
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You may think that diligent preparation will help you at work. However, you may end up at the same place, but only with time lost. Romance. A fleeting encounter with a person born overseas will prove interesting. Be careful not to get too involved, though. This is only a temporary contact.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)
You may soon regret making an impulsive move. Back out, before it is too late! Seek out a more fruitful option instead. Romance. Don’t worry too much if your partner doesn’t seem to be interested in what you’re saying this week. They really are listening, but are multi-tasking as well.
AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)
A surge of energy will help you to push through an important change. Don’t stop trying until you get everything that you need. You deserve it! Romance. You will be a little under the weather at the moment and will not be in the mood for going out. Your partner will cater to your needs.
PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
– Dalai Lama
SOLUTIONS No. 147
You need to put a few projects on the back burner to make more time for yourself and other interests. Romance. A person who is extremely keen on you may have an unusual way of showing their affection. Unfortunately, you may have to spend a lot of time deciphering their gestures.
ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)
Somebody who wastes your time could cause you to lose your temper. You have a lot to do, and won’t want to be held up. Romance. Your positive mood will help to break down barriers between you and your partner. Keep this momentum going while you improve other aspects.
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The Weipa Swimming Club is calling for anyone interested in completing a Teacher of Swimming Training, with a view to becoming a Learn to Swim or Squad coach next season. The Club will provide the necessary training, and coaches will be paid for their time. Please contact Wade on 4069 7376, 0459 836 724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
HOUSES FOR SALE
House at Trinity Beach 3 Bedroom, fully air-conditioned, fully fenced, double carport, close to school and shops. $349,000 neg Phone: 0497 039 109
WEIPA HOUSE FOR SALE
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COLOURFUL BROMELIADS FOR SALE near Woolies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pups and Mature plants from $8
Public Notice Mine lease closure A section of the mine lease, located south and east of the RAAF Scherger Base, is closed to public access. There is no public access, as shown in the map below, from 8 May until 31 December 2013. Your safety and the safety of our employees is paramount—please remember employees will be working in this area at any time throughout the year. Only authorised personnel and Traditional Owners can access this area.
General Manager The Weipa Bowls Club are seeking expressions of interest for a General Manager to run the Weipa Bowls Club. Previous experience essential in running clubs or similar. Accomodation and a generous remuneration package is offered to the right person. Please forward your resume with referees to the Committee of Weipa Bowls Club. Closing date: Friday, May 24, 2013 E: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 4069 7616 Auth: Brad Edie President
1980 Toyota Ute HJ45, Excellent condition, Genuine 194,000kms, Long list of accessories, RWC current
$13,500 Ph: 0447 933 302 or 4032 0932
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Three bedrooms, two toilets, upgraded kitchen, bathroom, floor coverings, split-system airconditioning throughout. Large corner block, fully fenced with automatic gates & beautiful in-ground swimming pool.
GENUINE ENQUIRIES ONLY Contact 0429 699 300 WEIPA HOUSE FOR SALE
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please call the freecall community hotline 1800 707 633.
CHURCH SERVICES ST JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH Boundary Road
Services: Saturday Vigil 6pm Sunday 8.30am Contact: Kath 4069 9346
Three bedroom home, rooms carpeted, fully aircon, newly painted, large double carport with full concrete driveway, large shed with your own bar, fully fence yard, access to back easement well looked after, plus this home is fully furnished ready to move in
ASKING PRICE $585,000 Phone 0448 029 607 PUBLIC NOTICES
Weipa BMX Club Inc SIGN-ON NIGHT
When: Friday, May 10 Time: From 6pm on
Please join or renew online beforehand
New riders must bring a copy of a drivers
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full finger gloves, long sleeved top and long pants to ride Food and drink on sale and practice racing
ST LUKES ANGLICAN AND UNITING CHURCH
Sunday Service 9.15am
Phone Rev Ron Watson 4069 7228 for more information ST BARNABAS UNITING CHURCH, NAPRANUM
Sunday Church Services 10am - Singing and Worship; 10.30am Service starts 6.30pm Prayer Meeting and Evening Healing Service every Sunday Tuesday 6pm - Youth Group Contact: James Hughes 4069 7228 Wednesday School – 5 to 7pm Contact: Gay Lesine Huni 0428 146 899 • Kids Club Mon & Thurs • Hoopla Fri Night Fundraising We invite people to attend early morning Prayer meetings with us every day 5 – 6.30 am For Weddings, Baptism, Marriage and Funeral contact Pastor Palmer Wapau, 0447 801 660 Community Minister Napranum
UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Apostolic Jesus Name Fellowship A Godly welcome awaits you – come and feel the Presence of our Great GOD!
Fellowship times held at the Napranum Community Hall Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm Sunday School 9am Midweek Wednesday 7pm
“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 For more information on service times please contact Reverend Mairu on 4069 9634
WESTERN CAPE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD What is missing? CH––CH UR! So come along and be enlightened by the word of God Sunday Service 10am at the Convention Centre ALL WELCOME!
Senior Pastor Semi Ratocoka – 0458 530 854 Assistant Pastor Sai Nadredre – 4069 9604 Assistant Pastor Leon Proud – 4069 9584
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Attention members of the WUTHATHI PEOPLE #2 NATIVE TITLE CLAIM (QUD6022/02) NOTICE OF AUTHORISATION MEETING Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2013 – Thursday, 30 May 2013 Time: 9.30am – 4pm Venue: Injinoo Community Hall Purpose:To consider the addition of Ela (Illa) and Eliza (wife of Tom Ware) as apical ancestors to the claim group description. To authorise an additional applicant to represent the descendants of Nara Jira Para. If relevant, to authorise additional applicants to represent the descendants of Ela and Eliza. To confirm the authorisation of the applicants to proceed with the native title claim. To discuss the Prescribed Body Corporate for the claim. To obtain further instructions about the progression of the matter. The native title claim area is comprised of Lot 73 on SP17835 (excluding former Mining Lease Nos. 5940 and 5941), Lot 5117 on SP137279 and balance Lot 1 on AP17648 (formerly known as ‘Shelburne Pastoral Holding’). All members of the Wuthathi People are invited to attend the meeting. Wuthathi People are those who are descended from the following people: Pintharra, Johnson Moreton, Frank Wilson, Ida Temple (Waterbag), Moe Rie Warren, Innis Pascoe, Dinah Lancaster, Ada Lancaster, Annie Punda (Athanamu), Nara Jira Para, and those persons adopted in accordance with traditional laws and customs. Descendants of Ela (Illa) and Eliza (wife of Tom Ware) are also invited to attend the meeting to discuss their position and, if accepted as members of the Wutahathi #2 native title claim group, to authorise any relevant resolutions of the meeting. All named applicants, and those persons joined as respondent parties on 27 March 2012, are strongly encouraged to attend. If you wish to attend this meeting or have any questions please call Vanda Ines at the Cape York Land Council on freecall 1800 623 548 or (07) 4053 9222.
Nail-biting action in soccer round three
WEIPA soccer club’s third round saw some nail-biting action with two draws and some other very close matches. The excitement on and off the field made for a fantastic afternoon of soccer. Game of the week: Tykes Gold v Green A very exciting and closely contested match with many battles between Sean (Green) and Riley (Gold). Gold was impressive in their striking and ball skills and Riley, Reef, Toby and Isaac passed well down the field, but unfortunately had trouble converting their great effort into goals. Gold’s goal scoring was made even harder by some awesome defence from Green. Fantastic kicking and team-
work from Conner, James, Ethan and Sean in the Green team. Amazing speed from Sean and lots of fancy footwork left him exhausted. The game concluded with a draw – Sean kicking the goal for Green and Riley for Gold. Well done boys. Game results: Saturday, May 4 Tykes Gold 1 Green 1 DRAW Red 5 def Blue 0 Teens Green 5 def Gold 1 Blue 5 Red 5 DRAW Titans Red 6 def Blue 5 Next games will be played on Saturday, May 11. 2.30pm Squirts: Gold v White; Teens: Red v Green, Gold v Blue.
3.30pm Tykes: Red v Green, Gold v Blue; Titans: Blue v Red. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your game start time. Players should be wearing black shorts, sandshoes/soccer shoes, shin pads and club socks over the shin pads. Soft brim hats only please – no caps or peaks. Again, an enormous thank you to the referees, coaches and parent helpers who make the games possible with their support and enthusiasm. Please offer your support to help lead a game in the Squirt and Tykes divisions. Coaching is Wednesday afternoons at the oval - Squirts/Tykes at 4pm and Teens/Titans at 5pm. – ‘Til next time, keep strikin’
Sean (Green) skilfully defends against Riley (Gold).
Sean, Riley and James all looking to take the kick from Conner.
Isaac (Gold) intercepts a powerful kick from Conner (Green) with James (Green) on his tail.
Sean (Green) and Isaac (Gold) fiercely contest the ball in the game of the week Tykes Gold v Green.
RESULTS FROM ROUND 13
Oztag semi-finals tonight
Razorbacks (10) def Mad Dogs (6) Gotcha (8) def Accelerators (3) Infocus (10) def Gatecrashers (4) CIA (16) def Raiders (3) Saints (6) def Pugs Away (5) Sportsfisher (14) def Soup a Stars (3) Show Stoppers (14) def Scherger All Sorts (4)
OZTAG DRAW FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 SEMI FINALS TIME
A Grade 6.15pm
CIA v Gotcha
Aaron & Kristie
Show Stoppers v Raiders
Brayden & Savannah
B Grade 7pm
Sportsfisher v Accelerators
Jim & Lumbee
Razorbacks v Saints
BJ & PJ
C Grade 7.45pm
Soup a Stars v Mad Dogs
Infocus v Pugs Away
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AFL wrap-up with Dallas AND then there were two….. Essendon and Geelong remain unbeaten and their eagerly awaited top of the table clash is this weekend…..! Round 6 was reasonably predictable with most of the top sides defeating those lower down. North were about the only exception as they knocked off Port Adelaide and finally start their climb after a horror draw to start the year. This was a must win game for the Kangaroos to salvage their season and they didn’t disappoint over an in-form Power. Collingwood accounted for St Kilda while The Bombers got one hell of a fright against GWS. Essendon rested some of their stars but at around 40 points down in the second quarter it wasn’t looking like a wise move. They fought their way back into the match and steamrolled over the top of the young tiring legs of the Giants in the second half. Geelong were way too classy for the Tigers who have now dropped three games and will need to regroup and find their early season form. Fremantle, despite missing a heap of stars with injury played really well to beat the Suns on the Gold Coast. The Hawks juggernaut continues to roll on, this time in a close one over Adelaide while the Swans embarrassed the Brisbane Lions. Carlton found it all too easy against the Demons and West Coast destroyed the Bulldogs. Round 7 should have some closer contests and none will be better than the much anticipated top of the table clash on Friday night between the Cats and Bombers. Another game which should be a ripper is Port Power hosting Richmond. The Lions play West Coast at the Gabba in what could also be a close affair. North finally get a lowly opponent in the Western Bulldogs and if the Kangas don’t choke should see their season looking brighter again. The Grand Final replay will be a beauty between the Hawthorn and Sydney while in the West, the injury toll at Fremantle may cost them dearly against Collingwood. Adelaide hope to find some form against GWS in the Giants first “real” home game of the season at Skoda Stadium in Sydney’s west. I’m not sure how the busy western freeway will cope with the extra 2 busses needed to ferry the 40 fans to this sporting extravaganza. The Suns will be looking for their first ever victory at the MCG over the struggling Demons in another likely sell-out. I have heard rumours that the MCG cleaning staff have been told to come in early so it doubles the gate figures. St Kilda and Carlton battle it out to complete the round on Monday night. That’s the wrap! Dallas
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May 10 - 13, home team ﬁrst FRIDAY, MAY 10 Geelong v Essendon SATURDAY, MAY 11 Port Adelaide v Richmond Brisbane v West Coast Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne Hawthorn v Sydnet Fremantle v Collingwood
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SUNDAY, MAY 12 GWS v Adelaide Melbourne v Gold Coast MONDAY, MAY 13 St Kilda v Carlton
NRL wrap-up with Karl AS origin nears, some individual performances from outside players are throwing out question marks to selectors for a blue or maroon jersey! Friday night brought us a cracker of a game with the Broncos falling short and the Rabbitohs running away and continuing their great early form for 2013. Then the Bulldogs were finally playing to their best, thumping the Tigers in a convincing win. Super Saturday’s matches were all nail-biters with few points between them. The Raiders pulled the upset of the round, beating premiership favourites the Storm. Then there was another close encounter with the Cowboys beating the Eels. Super Sunday had a few matches; the Warriors beat the Titans in a close game. The Sharks beat the Knights in a hard fought contest, and the Roosters continued their great run with a win over the Panthers. Monday night’s match saw the Sea Eagles hold out the Dragons second half run to take the win. Round nine will kick-off on Friday, with the Rabbitohs taking on the Cowboys and the Tigers playing against the Sharks. Then on Saturday there are two games, firstly the Warriors take on the Bulldogs and the Eels verse the Broncos. Super Sunday has three games with the Raiders and Knights battling it out, the Titans and Dragons playing for a win, and the Panthers versing the Storm. Monday night will bring the round to a close with the Sea Eagles taking on the Roosters. I am tipping this will be the match of the round with both teams being very consistent so far in 2013. In local news, the Weipa Rugby League competitions are up and running with the Central Cape Sun’s Junior Rugby League being kicked-off last Thursday and the Weipa Wet Season Senior Rugby League competition being kickedoff last Saturday. Great to see Rugby League in the Cape!! Karl’s Tips: Cowboys, Sharks, Warriors, Eels, Raiders, Titans, Storm, Roosters Yours in footy Karl
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May 10 - 13, home team ﬁrst FRIDAY, MAY 10 Rabbitohs v Cowboys Wests Tigers v Sharks SATURDAY, MAY 11 Warriors v Bulldogs Eels v Broncos SUNDAY, MAY 12 Raiders v Knights Titans v Dragons Panthers v Storm MONDAY, MAY 13 Sea Eagles v Roosters
Cape York Motorcycle Club fires up for 2013 Things have fired up again out at the Moto X track, with three practice days and a national Come and Try day already behind us. Averaging 30-plus riders at every meet and boasting well over 50 members in the club, there’s a definite buzz in the air within the Moto X scene. The National Come and Try day held in March was a huge success with a massive turn out and signing up half a dozen new riders. This was an Australia-wide event that saw clubs all over the country sign-up hundreds of new riders. So, with a new year of riding ahead of us, the club has been to the polls and elected our new committee: Chas Reinhardt, president (0413 620 727); Dave Hill, secretary (0417 658 897); and Siobhan Carroll, treasurer. If anyone wants to find out
more about the club or how to get involved, don’t hesitate to call Chas or Dave to get pointed in the right direction. Thanks to Weipa Bobcat and Tipper Hire, Goodline and Matt from NQCEC, the club was able to carry out some much needed track repairs and maintenance in preparation for the year ahead. Without the generosity of these local businesses, running the Moto X facility would become very difficult. Riders of all ages and ability are welcome, and with a number of qualified level 1 coaches in the club and a Motorcycling Queensland-approved track layout, there’s no safer way to get into the sport. The Moto Track is open for practice this Saturday, May 11 from 7am. Hope to see ya at the track.
Ride: KTM 250SXF
Ride: KTM 350SXF
FAvouRiTe: Rider: Jeremy Stenberg
FAvouRiTe: Rider: Mike Metzger / Caleb Hill
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Bangers and mash with onion gravy
Movie: Twice - The Cam Sinclair story
Movie: The untouchables
Grunge / RockCape
Best riding moment: Hitting sketchy jumps and making them without damaging myself
Best riding moment: every Ride i come home in one piece
Worst riding moment: Going over the handlebars on the middle set of doubles which was part of a six-pack of jumps
Worst riding moment: Collecting a fence tapped out in top gear
– Cheers, Dave
Ribbon night for season’s last swimming club night
Lexi and Ava with their ribbons at last Friday’s Weipa Swimming Club ribbon night at the Weipa Swimming Pool.
Natalie and Amy proudly display their ribbons at the Weipa Swimming Club’s ribbon night last Friday,
Ribbons for the boys: Matthew, Tom and Thomas enjoyed the Weipa Swimming Club’s ribbon night last Friday.
Certificate achievers from the season’s last “timed” club night (April 26).
On Friday, May 3 Weipa swimming Club had 51 swimmers partake in the Ribbon night which was a huge success and it was lots of fun seeing many swimmers taking home a ribbon. The results from the season’s last “timed” club night (April 26, 2013) saw Natalia Nash break the eight-year old girls record for the 100m breastroke by over 10 seconds, which has been held since April 2000. Sabrina Koina had another successful meet with breaking four club records for 12-year old girls. Sabrina now proudly holds the records for 50m butterfly, 100m individual medley, 100m freestyle and the 400m freestyle. Other swimmers of the week for the April 26 meet are Kyle Hunter and Alissa Koina both shaving over 40 seconds off their 400m freestyle, Alex McInnes taking 28 seconds off his 400m freestyle and Matthew Ah Shay for beating his 25m backstroke PB (Personal Best) by 22 seconds. Four PBs were swum by Kyle Hunter and Alex McInnes. Three PBs by Katelyn McCahon; two PBs by Kristyn Pilkington, Amy Bakker, Kirra Koina, Millie Marshall, Tiffany McDougall, Alissa Koina and Katie Pilkington. One PB by Mia Williams, Molly Toomey, Zarli Millard, Lilly Nash, Alyssa Taare, Matthew Ah Shay, Elle Toomey, and Natalia Nash. Don’t forget parents of swimmers to RSVP back for club presentation night which is set for Saturday, May 18.
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The Goodline 2013 Weipa Open was held last weekend, a two-day single stroke event over 36 holes. A very good field of 61 players contested the event. It was great to see an increase of numbers in the ladies and juniors divisions, although the juniors did contest within the ladies and men’s division. A special thank you
must go to all the golfers that travelled from as far as Hobart, Atherton, Gordonvale, Mossman and Townsville to play in the Open, and also to our major sponsor Goodline, and we trust our association may continue. Congratulations to all golfers that participated in the Weipa Open and hope to see you next year. more photos page 12
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sinCe 1901 in Queensland Labour day, celebrating the achievement of the eight-hour working day, has been held on the first Monday of May until this year when the state government changed the gazetted public holiday. Unions across the State held celebrations keeping May Day in May last weekend, including the social bowls game at the Weipa Bowls Club on Sunday (pictured above).
Winner of the men’s A grade, Terry Beaver with Goodline’s Tony White. Photo: Michael Forde.
2013 Goodline Weipa Open 36-hole Gross Results Ladies Division 1 Division 2 Mens A Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade
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AudiTiOns start on June 7 for the Western Cape’s Best Anglers so come along and test yourself, the sea and the art of fishing. Weipa’s Fishing Classic is on again and 2013 is promising top prizes, big fish, mateship, and heaps of fun. This is the Cape’s premier annual event and 2013 will be no exception. Some of the highlights will include: • Nominations open Saturday, May 11, and are still the same amount – $55 adults and $25 juniors • Creek to Coast’s Dean Miller will be back filming and cheekier than ever • 1st prize: 5.45m Allison Arafura, Yamaha motor and trailer package • 2nd prize: Honda quad • 3rd prize: Adamas Diamonds – a Flawless Argyle white diamond • Game fishing and onsite work-
shops on rigging and baiting • Cast your teams for the tug of war and best dressed competitions. • Lots of different classes of fishing, including the introduction of Coral Trout and Jew for the open section. And this will all culminate in the best performances on stage at the Western Cape College Oval to decide the winners. We haven’t even started talking about the fun that everyone has! So you think you can fish . . . test yourself and be part of the Weipa Fishing Classic.
SPORT FISHING WORKSHOP Brush up on your fishing techniques and the local hot spots before the Weipa Fishing Classic with local guide/writer Dave Donald. Here’s your chance to get a spot on the leaderboard! A full day workshop covering tackle, knots, baits, lures, species, tides and where to go will be held at the
WTA Council Chambers on Sunday, May 19 from 8.45am until 3pm with lunch and morning tea included Dave hopes to have plenty of giveaways plus a sample bag for each participant
Cost: $60 for adults and $45 for students under 17 NUMBERS ARE LIMITED SO BEST BOOK EARLY Bookings/payment can be made at Weipa News & Sports
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Send your fishing photos to: email@example.com Well, another week has gone by and the wind was blowing its head off from the small cyclone on the east coast, and the offshore reports were zero. So this week’s effort will be all rivers and bays. Louise Pearce and Michael Prychidczuk AKA Chook took their children up to the Wenlock River and had a great time, with the kids catching some good fish. Young Matty started the day by landing a Blue Salmon and big sister Mataya nailed a 60-plus Barra, and then followed that up later in the day with a huge Shovelnose Ray. This is the future of fishing - if you saw these pocket rockets their dedication to the sport is unbelievable for children so young. Later that day, while having a little trolling session, Chook thought he was snagged-up but when the snag came to the top and tried to jump he could hardly believe his eyes. A huge Barra surfaced and with the help of net-girl Louise the Barra was finally landed. After a quick photo and measure a beautiful 126cm fish was returned to the water to hopefully continue breeding for future stocks. It will be your turn next time Lou. With the Weipa Classic only just around the corner local fishing guide Dave Donald is going to hold a pre-Weipa Challenge workshop to be held
Dawnies is on every Sunday. Just come down to the club and see Viv
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a bit of excitement. Over at Rocky Point there are Blue Salmon taking small lures and every now and then a good-sized Golden Trevally will jump on and give the anglers a tough time. In close around the rocks there are schools of Bream taking unweighted peeled Prawns. I had a fish in the Hey River the other day and found small Barra taking live baits on the
at the Council Chambers on Sunday, May 19. During the full-day course Dave will cover the following, tackle, knots, baits, lures, species, tides and where to go. The Mission River bridge is fishing quite well with Barramundi, Grunter, Queenfish and there are some Prawns still around. The feeder creeks are holding some nice Barra with the odd larger one thrown in for
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run-out tides and Blue Salmon taking baits on the run in. I’ve been using live bait in the hope of nailing a metrey, but lures are my favourite way to fish and on one snag I must of pulled a couple of dozen small fish on consecutive casts. Hopefully the weather will improve next week, so ‘til then smooth seas, calm breezes and tight lines.
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Mostly Sunny 14 - 17 knots, ESE winds. Chance of rain 40% Min 23°C.
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Mostly Sunny 11 - 12 knots, ESE winds. Chance of rain 40% Min 22°C.
Showers 9 - 10 knots, ESE winds. Chance of rain 70% Min 22°C.
RAIN mm Airport Weipa Nanum
Tues, Apr 30 32.7° 21.1°
Wed, May 1 32.2° 24.6°
Thur, May 2 32.4° 22.6°
Fri, May 3
Sat, May 4
Sun, May 5
Mon, May 6 32.0° 21.0°
While the Western Cape Bulletin takes every care to ensure the information contained in the Tide and Weather information is correct, the Western Cape Bulletin accepts no responsibility for it’s accuracy. Information is provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.
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Swimming fundraiser exceeds expectations On Saturday, May 4 the Weipa Lightning Swimming Club members successfully completed their 20km Weipa Wildlife Challenge swim. The 20km (800 laps of the pool) challenge swim was completed by the young swimmers in four hours and 35 minutes and the swimmers raised the phenomenal amount of $1871.50 for Weipa Wildlife Care which was triple their set target of $500. Organiser of the challenge, 12-year old Katey McCahon, said she would like to extend a huge thank you to all the community members who came down to support the swimmers, as well as every single parent/ community helper who donated time and resources to assist in this huge achievement. “The community support was overwhelming and it just shows what a generous and caring community Weipa is and part of what makes it such a great place to live,” Katey said. “I’m especially grateful to my fellow Weipa Swimming Club team members who helped raise much-needed funds for Weipa Wildlife Care, especially those who swam the gruelling 20km: Morgan and Maddie McCulkin, Alyssa Taare, Donald Tyson, Alex McInnes, Elle and Molly Toomey, Rachel Brooker, Natalia Nash, Tom McCahon, Kirra, Sabrina and Alissa Koina. “We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you guys!” Katey said. “Let’s see if we can make it even better in 2014 – we might even issue a challenge to other teams for next year.”
LAST ONES STANDING: Weipa LIghtning Swimming Club members after completing the final lap in the 20km (800 laps) Weipa Wildlife Challenge swim last Saturday.
Weipa LIghtning Swimming Club members put in a huge effort on Saturday morning swimming 20km in four hours and 35 minutes to raise over $1800 for Weipa Wlildlife Care.